Housing America in the Twenty-First Century
This proceedings, Housing America in the Twenty-first Century, consists of papers by authors from public and private sectors, at all levels...

Computer Generation of Structural Concepts: A Knowledge-Based Approach

Construction Documents Revised
The Engineers Joint Contract Document Committee has produced revised documents, which are available from ASCE. The committee includes ASCE, the National Society of Professional Engineers,...

Jointless Redecking
If you're redecking a bridge, why not eliminate a major cause of its corrosion at the same time? Why not remove the expansion joints? The Department of Public Works in Steuben...

Joint Occurrence of High Tide and Storm Surge in California
High tides or high storm surges separately generally do not pose a hazard for flooding or structural damage in California. However, when storms and periods of high tides coincide, the...

Numerical Modelling of Lower Lias Rock Failures in the Coastal Cliffs of South Wales
A model has been developed to evaluate slope failure in the interbedded limestone and mudstone Lower Lias series which outcrop for some 30 km in coastal South Wales. Computer simulation...

Kuwait: The Incredible Shrinking Rehab
With rehabilitation estimates now just 20% of what they first were, the liberation of Kuwait has not been a cure-all for the construction industry. Firms participating in the emergency...

Flawed Assumptions: Why Bridge Deck Joints Fail
Engineers should continually examine, evaluate and improve their representations of reality to avoid basing their beliefs, decisions, practices and policies on flawed assumptions. Such...

Restrained Underground Piping—Some Practical Aspects of Analysis and Design
This paper is a brief update of stress analysis techniques published earlier [1] to aid the analyst in qualifying continuous welded steel buried pipelines that are subject to seismic soil...

Risk Assessments for the Design of Subsurface Openings
A probabilistic approach was introduced to assess the risk of structural instability due to rock joint systems in rock mass, where subsurface openings are excavated, such openings as shafts,...

Innovative Aspects of the DQE/GPU Project
The DQE-GPU joint project is an endeavor at supplying electricity to its customers in an economically competative way. The project cosists of using existing power stations in the Three...

Joint Spacing for Airfield Pavement
This paper looks at various factors affecting portland cement concrete(PCC) pavement cracking, with special emphasis on the effect of joint spacing on crack development. A rational approach...

Experimental Difficulties Encountered in Testing Air/Water Mixtures
The Tennessee Valley Authority and Voith Hydro, Inc., are conducting a joint research project to study the effects of air admission on hydraulic turbines. Francis turbine models, homologous...

Mechanics Computing in 1990's and Beyond
This proceedings, Mechanics Computing in 1990's and Beyond, consists of extended abstracts of the papers presented at the Engineering...

A Parallel Fron Large-Scale Stris
A methodology for large-scale structural analysis using a parallel frontal solution algorithm is developed and implemented on the Alliant FX/80 Multiple Instructions Multiple Data (MIMD)...

Geostatistics in Groundwater Sampling Design
The geostatistical methods of kriging and co-kriging are compared as tools for the design of an optimal groundwater monitoring network. First, the network is optimized using single-variable...

Hurricane Retrofit
Houston's Sheraton Hotel and Convention Center has been retrofitted to protect it from panel pop-out (separation from building curtain walls) and curtain-wall separation from...

Conceptual Model for Performance-Based Management of Regional Water Systems
The national shift in emphasis from top-down development plan orientation in water resources, wherein the federal government assumed the dominant role, to the shared partnership approach...

In-Vitro Measurement of Static Contact Pressure Distribution in Synovial Joints
The objective of this presentation is, at first, to review the various approaches to the measurement of contact pressure distribution in synovial joints, and then to describe the development...

Seismic Risk of Water Supply Network
In this paper, the failure mode of buried pipeline is established considering such main factors as the slippage between pipe and soil, non-uniformity subsurface layer, and the stress concentration...

 

 

 

 

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