A Solution for Wind-Induced Vortex-Shedding Vibration of the Harmony and Heritage Platforms During Transpacific Tow
This paper describes the results of an advanced procedure for analyzing wind-induced vortex-shedding vibration (VSV) which was used for the transpacific tows of the Harmony and Heritage...

Damping of an Offshore Platform Model by Random Dec Method

Hydrodynamic Damping on Flexible Cylinders in Sheared Flow

Reaching for the Sky
Tapei 101—soon to open its doors as the world's tallest building—will resist devastating typhoons, earthquakes, and sway with an ingenious system of outrigger trusses, supercolumns,...

Power Shift
Engineers designing a Manhattan skyscraper with offices in the lower floors and residences in the upper found that they had to employ several unusual methods to accommodate client needs....

Use of Engineering Geophysics to Investigate a Site for a Bridge Foundation

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,...

Holding Steady
The San Diego—Coronado Bay Bridge is an unmistakable landmark that frames the skyline of downtown San Diego, providing a vital link between the mainland and the Coronado peninsula. The...

Evaluation Findings for Seismic Energy Products, L.P. Elastromeric Isolation Bearing
Prepared by the Highway Innovative Technology Evaluation Center (HITEC), a CERF Service Center. This report presents the results of a detailed evaluation...

Good Vibrations
As advances in material technology and structural efficiency find reflection in structures that are lighter, more slender, and more daring architecturally, design teams must focus more...

Application of Water Column Dampers to Control Motions of the Wall Centre, Vancouver
The Wall Centre, a 450 foot tall high-rise tower currently under construction in downtown Vancouver will be the highest building to be constructed in that city. Wind tunnel testing indicated...

Design of Structure and Damping System to Control Motions of the Park Tower, Chicago
Park Tower, a 67 story condominium/hotel project currently under construction on the Magnificent Mile, Chicago, IL, will be the first building in North America in recent times that utilizes...

Evaluation Findings for Dynamic Isolation Systems, Inc. Elastomeric Bearings
This report, Evaluation Findings for Dynamic Isolation Systems Elastometric Bearings, presents the results of a detailed evaluation for one...

Evaluation Findings for R.J. Watson Sliding Isolation Bearings
Prepared by the Highway Innovative Technology Evaluation Center (HITEC), a CERF Service Center. This report summarizes the results of a detailed evaluation...

Seismic Control of Asymmetric Structures

Seismic Performance of Tuned Mass Dampers in Reducing the Response of Structures on Soft Soil Medium

Effect of Soil-Structure Interaction on TMD Control for Wind and Seismic Response of Structures

Recent Seismic Evaluations of New York City Bridges

Seismic Hazard Mitigation Using Multiple Magnetorheological Devices

Comparisons of Structural Linear and Nonlinear Analysis of Steel Moment Frames with Supplemental Damping

 

 

 

 

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