Damping as Measure of Damage in Composites
The increase of damping with damage induced by static and fatigue loading of a glass fiber reinforced composite has been measured and is shown to be greater than the corresponding decrease...

Serviceability Failures due to Structural Movements
A significant number of serviceability failures of buildings may be attributed to structural movements of one type or another. The reasons for these failures in general appear to relate...

Data Acquisition and Process Control
Automatic data acquisition and control systems are discussed. Computerized systems are used in laboratory, field, and industrial applications to acquire, process, and control test parameters....

Seismic Design of Seattle Waterfront Facilities
The waterfront facilities of the Port of Seattle are part of the region's transportation lifelines. The lifeline integrity of the water transportation system depends on maintaining...

Infrequent Earthquake Regions: Seismic Resistance
The earthquake damage experienced by electric power systems is briefly reviewed. Low cost methods for improving the seismic response of five categories of equipment damage are discussed....

Wastewater Treatment for Cold Regions
The objectives of wastewater treatment in cold regions have been dictated by guidelines and regulations established for other regions. The impact of this occurrence has been extremely...

Stormwater-Combined Sewage Pollution Abatement
The mission of the USEPA's Storm and Combined Sewer Pollution Control Research and Development Program is to quantify the urban storm and combined sewer overflow pollution...

Seismic Reliability of Lifeline Networks
An efficient method for seismic reliability assessment of lifeline networks, such as water distribution systems and communication or transportation networks, is developed. Lifeline component...

Computerized Specification System Saves Resources
Application of a computer-aided specification preparation system, known as EDITSPEC, results in production of higher-quality project specifications and uses 30 percent fewer resources....

Expressway Route Optimization by OCP
The optimum curvature principle (OCP) is applied to the horizontal alignment optimization of an expressway in flat South Florida between two given points. Construction cost is the criterion...

Conjoint Analysis of Residential Preferences
A methodology for studying the effect of different locational factors on individual residential preferences is developed. Observations on the overall preferences of individuals are used...

Anatomy of Environmental Regulation
Environmental permits have proliferated over the past decade as a device for implementing environmental law and policy. This paper describes the phenomenon of proliferation, the state...

Wave Interaction with Large Submerged Structures
The interaction of waves with large fixed two-dimensional structures submerged in water of finite depth is examined. The boundary-value problem for the velocity potential of the wave is...

Pipeline Stability Under Finite-Amplitude Waves
The lateral stability of a bottom-laid pipeline under finite-amplitude waves which are shoaling on a mildly-sloping, rigid beach is considered. Incipient sliding motion conditions are...

Fixed and Floating Axisymmetric Structures in Waves
The numerical calculation of wave exciting forces, added-mass and damping coefficients and body motions for a floating vertical axisymmetric body, as well as the wave forces and runup...

Airport-Passenger Parking Design
Despite standard procedures for estimating the quantity of parking space for airports, great difficulties persist at many terminals. These principally concern the amount of space available...

Uniform Flow over Skew Side-Weir
A rectangular channel with a skew side-weir is designed to obtain a uniform discharge distribution over the side-weir. Numerical and experimental results are presented. Geometric and flow...

Turnkey Construction in the United States
Turnkey construction has been in practice in the United States since the early 1900s, and has been used most successfully in private capital projects, particularly those involving proprietary...

Managing Employee Conflict in the Middle East
Management of the employee by an international construction company operating in the Middle East involves many interrelated factors that can lead to conflict. Management must recognize...

Heat Treatment and Anaerobic Digestion of Refuse
Alkaline heat treatment was evaluated as a pretreatment process for increasing the anaerobic digestibility of municipal refuse. The goal was an increased methane yield from refuse lignocellulose....

 

 

 

 

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