A Deep Soil Mix Cutoff Wall at Lockington Dam, Ohio

Building A Barrier Wall Through Boulders
Engineers and contractors conceived a novel approach to a barrier wall at a difficult site near the Niagara River in New York State. The site had been contaminated by a chemical company...

Trash Creates the Sound Wall of Silence

Dredged Material Used in Sand-filled Containers for Scour and Erosion Control

Seepage through Dike Walls of the Chicago Confined Disposal Facility

Stiffness of Low Rise Reinforced Concrete Shear Walls
This report, Stiffness of Low Rise Reinforced Concrete Shear Walls, was prepared by the Working Group on the Stiffness of Concrete Shear Wall...

Slurry Walls Help Cut Off Contaminants

Effect of First-Story Shearwalls on Earthquake-Resistant Buildings
A Practical system for earthquake-resistant building design is described. The system utilizes Teflon sliders at the top of the first story framed shearwalls to carry a portion of the superstructure....

Damage Assessment for Reinforced Concrete Buildings with Shear Walls
This paper tries to establish the analytical method of damage assessment for R.C. buildings with shear walls before or after earthquake. Incremental nonlinear spectrum analysis, using...

Code Provisions for Unreinforced Masonry Bearing Wall Buildings in California
Prior to the Long Beach earthquake of 1933, unreinforced masonry (URM) construction was usual in California, as it still is in many areas of the United States. The poor performance of...

CenterCore Strengthening System for Seismic Hazard Reduction of Unreinforced Masonry Bearing Wall Buildings
The CenterCore technique of reinforcing unreinforced masonry walls was developed with the help of a National Science Foundation grant in 1984. The CenterCore strengthening system consists...

Seismic Retrofit of Building Structures with Unreinforced Masonry Infill Walls
The paper summarizes the result of an analytical study conducted by the authors concerning the evaluation of the seismic performance of buildings with unreinforced masonry infills. The...

The Engineer's Role in Reducing Curtainwall Failures
For a variety of reasons, engineers have abdicated responsibility for curtainwall design. Failures of curtainwall components are very common, leading to expensive repairs and even complete...

Dynamic In-Plane Racking Tests of Curtain Wall Glass Components
This paper is concerned with the seismic performance of 'architectural.' or 'non-structural' building elements such as glass elements in curtain wall systems. A pilot study was undertaken...

Evaluation of Seismic Isolation Schemes for a Historic Building
The U.S. Court of Appeals Ninth District building originally completed in 1905 with an expansion in 1933, suffered damage during the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake. The building is currently...

Investigation of Diaphragm Walls to Improve Performance, Design, and Construction
As a result of the need for tunnels, underground highways and parking structures, cofferdams, facilities related to the improvement of the environment, etc., there has been a significant...

Joint Design in Composite Columns/Steel Beam Structures
The use of a composite building system, utilizing a composite exterior column and a concrete spandrel beam system, proposed by Dr. Fazlur Khan in 1967, is recalled. In the last 25 years,...

A Shear Transfer Model for Floor-To-Wall Connections in Concrete Masonry Structures
Based upon experiments conducted at the Univ of California, San Diego (UCSD) on floor-to-wall connections in concrete masonry structures, a constitutive model was developed for the overall...

Analysis of Masonry Walls with Smeared and Discrete Crack Models
To design modern reinforced masonry structures for seismic loads and to evaluate the seismic safety of existing unreinforced masonry buildings, the shear resistance of masonry shear walls...

Dynamic Response of Variable Height Retaining Walls
A full-scale dynamic test was conducted on a 140 ft long reinforced concrete retaining wall. The observed resonant configurations were similar to those of a cantilever plate and showed...

 

 

 

 

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