A Case Study of Ground Improvement for a Major Power Plant in Jacksonville, Florida

Some Effects of Soil Heterogeneity on Bearing Capacity of Shallow Foundations

Sinkhole Remediation beneath a Damaged Structure

Mini-Pile Case Histories and a Tensile Load Test on an Instrumented Mini-Pile

Reducing Settlement Risks in Residual Piedmont Soils Using Rammed Aggregate Pier Elements

Limit Analysis of Reinforced Foundation Soils

Ground Improvement Feasibility Reports for Large Highway Projects: A Case Study of the Woodrow Wilson Bridge Replacement Project

Stronger Longer
Like many older concrete bridges, the Sierrita de la Cruz Creek Bridge, a 1957 crossing near Amarillo, Texas, suffered from concrete deterioration. When the Texas Department of Transportation...

Bell's Bridge Rehabilitation
Bell's Bridge carries Tidewater Drive, a major urban arterial in the City of Norfolk, Virginia, over Wayne Creek, a tributary of the Lafayette River. During a routine inspection in 1995,...

Seismic Design of Highway Bridges: Recommended Specifications
Under the AASHTO-sponsored National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP), a joint venture of the Applied Technology Council and the Multidisciplinary Center for Earthquake Engineering...

Magnetic Perturbation Imaging for Prestressed Concrete Evaluation
Many prestressed concrete bridge structures in the United States and other parts of the world are over thirty years old and have shown various signs of distress. Corrosion or fracture...

Cross-Frame and Diaphragm Behavior in Skewed Bridges
The author examines the existing specifications and guidance for bracing provisions by AASHTO, AISC, and TxDot, and the need for developing bracing requirements....

Maintenance of Diaphragm-Girder Connections
Fatigue cracking at diaphragm-girder connections and at similar connections of cross-frames and floorbeams have been common in steel highway bridges for the past 20 or 30 years. Fatigue...

A Framework for Performance-Based Seismic Design
The following probabilistic framework for seismic performance assessment is presented as an effective foundation for the development of performance-based guidelines. It suggests a generic...

High Performance Dampers for Bridges
A multi-disciplinary research study investigates the use of shape memory alloys as seismic dampers in bridges. Shape memory alloys are a class of alloys that display several unique characteristics,...

Seismic Analysis and Retrofit of the Amoskeag Bridges
In 1983 AASHTO first offered the design guide for seismic analysis of bridges, which ultimately became a permanent part of the AASHTO Bridge Design Manual in 1990. Prior to this time,...

Rehabilitation of the Packers Falls Bridge
The Packers Falls Bridge was constructed in 1912 and consists of a 42' (12.8m) single span, reinforced concrete arch structure. This bridge was constructed using a unique forming system...

Piece by Piece
The Lions' Gate Suspension Bridge, a landmark structure in Vancouver, British Columbia, marks the entrance to one of the busiest harbors on the west coast of North America....

The Long Arch
The proposed long-arch method of constructing large underground chambers is a novel variation of well-established cellular construction methods. But each cell is arch-shaped and is independent...

Fast Forward
Under the aegis of the French government, the Société Nationale des Chemins de Fer Français (French National Railway Society), or SNCF, has built two new bridges, each approximately 1,100...

 

 

 

 

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