Shock Pattern at Abrupt Wall Deflection

Rebuilding an Illusion
A dam that controls the level of Fall Lake, a major entry to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness of northern Minnesota had to be rebuilt, but federal agents barred constructors from...

Cellular Sheet-Pile Floodwall
Williamson, W. Va., flooded 37 times in this century, will soon be guarded by a $41 million, 4000 ft floodwall being built by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. A series of 41 circular...

Earth Walls: Making the Right Choice
Earth walls are retaining walls where the ground assumes a load-bearing role. These walls either support compacted earth (embankment-type reinforced compacted earth walls such as Doublewal...

Low-Rise Shear Wall Failure Modes
A summary of the data that are available concerning the structural response of low-rise shear walls is presented. These data will be used to address two failure modes associated with shear...

Building Beneath Boston
Up/down construction is a method in which a project's substructure and superstructure are simultaneously built. The substructure's wall, column and foundation...

Computer-Assisted Geometric and Kinematic Analysis of Subsurface Faulting in the Vicinity of Yucca Mountain, Nevada, Using Balanced Geologic Cross Sections
Computer-assisted geological cross section balancing methods are used in the geometric and kinematic analysis of subsurface structures in the vicinity of Yucca Mountain, Nevada, including...

Modelling of Hydro-Thermo-Mechanical Effects in a Fracture Intersecting a Nuclear Waste Deposition Hole
The groundwater flow in a vertical fracture intersecting a hypothetical nuclear waste deposition hole was examined. After excavation and emplacement of the nuclear waste canister, the...

Dry Drilling and Coring Development for Unsaturated Zone Studies
Two areas of major difficulty associated with characterization of any unsaturated zone are the conventional drilling and coring processes used to acquire the samples. These processes are...

Macro-Model for Inelastic Low-Rise R.C. Shear Walls
This paper presents an analytical technique for calculating static and seismic response of low-rise shear wall structures. The displacement response is resulting from bending, shear, and...

Finite Element Analysis and Design of Plywood Shear Walls
An integrated procedure for the analysis and design of rectangular plywood shear walls is presented and illustrated. The analysis is done using an in-house finite element program with...

Building Envelope Design Query Language

Finite Element Approximation to Heat Transfer Through Construction Glass Blocks
The purpose of this study is to investigate the heat transfer through combined solid and fluid media, taking into account the interaction between the solid and the fluid. The main example...

Myocardial Wall Stress: A Clinician's View
Definition of left ventricular (LV) wall stress is a parameter which has a valid application in clinical medicine. This paper discusses this application as it pertains to various cardiac...

Assessment of Left Ventricular Flow Dynamics Using the Finite Analytic Method: Potential for Clinical Applications
Left ventricular (LV) function is traditionally assessed from chamber wall motion, rheological properties of the myocardium, and invasive measurements of chamber pressure. In order to...

A Computer Simulation of the Blood Flow at the Aortic Bifurcation with Flexible Walls
To understand the possible role of hemodynamics in the atherogenesis, especially the effect of the flexibility of the arteries, a two-dimensional numerical model for the blood flow at...

Spherical Shells with Nonuniform Rigidity
An iterative finite difference technique is presented in this paper for the analysis of axisymmetric spherical shells with variable wall thickness. The proposed method of solution is based...

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...

Soil-Cement Mixed Wall Technique
This paper introduces the soil-cement mixed wall technique and its applications for the installation of cutoff walls, excavation support walls and soil-crete columns for soil stabilization....

Watertight and Earthquake Resistant Joints for Diaphragm Walls
Different types of joints were constructed and tested in the field to evaluate the bond between concrete and partition plate, the effect of tremie pipe location to the quality of concrete...

 

 

 

 

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