Collapse of the Cypress Street Viaduct
This paper is being presented by the Division of Structures, Post EarthQuake Investigation Team (PEQIT) on the collapse of the Cypress Street Viaduct in the City of Oakland, California,...

Highway Pavement Surfaces Reconstruction by Moire Interferometry
The necessary basis for any cost-effective highway and bridge deck pavement management program is reliable, complete and up-to-date information concerning the state of pavement surface....

Pile Test for Earthquake Repair
Load testing for existing concrete piles was specified as part of a seismic retrofit at the Port of Oakland after the Loma Prieta event. The Port wished to use heavier cranes at cargo...

The Great American Pyramid
For more than 50 years officials of Memphis, Tenn. have wanted to establish a link to their Egyptian namesake--and they will, through a pyramid. As opposed to its Egyptian forerunners,...

Glued Laminated Timber for Bridge Construction
Structural glued laminated timber (glulam) was first introduced into the U.S. as a construction material in 1934. With the development of fully waterproof adhesives in the 1940's,...

Applications of Wood Materials for Innovative Bridge Systems
This paper describes completed research and the status of research underway on timber bridges that are part of the USDA Forest Service timber bridge initiative. The initiative includes...

Properties of a New Polymer Concrete
A new polymer concrete was developed by adding unsaturated polyester resin and emulsifier into concrete. The new polymer concrete exhibits high strength of up to 69 MPa (10,000 psi) for...

70 Year Performance Record for High Strength Structural Lightweight Concrete
The paper briefly discusses the first ship built using expanded aggregates manufactured in a rotary kiln the USS Selma. It then goes on to discuss achieving high strength concrete with...

Composite Applications in Highway Bridges
This report presents a summary of a four year research effort titled, 'Transfer of Composite Technology to Design and Construction of Bridges'. Extensive analytical...

Concepts for Hybrid FRP Bridge Deck Systems
This paper presents selected structural concepts for modular bridge deck systems taking into account the limitations imposed by fabrication processes for polymer matrix composites. An...

Development of High Strength Composite Cables
Fiber reinforced composite materials offer significant advantages over conventional materials for such factors as corrosion resistance, lighter weight, and higher strengths. These advantages...

Seattle Swing
The swing bridge has long been out of favor in the U.S. because of the navigational hazard presented by mid-channel pivot piers. A consortium of engineers is updating the design to a state-of-the-art...

Replacing Bridge Decks
U.S. bridges last an average of 68 years, their decks 35 years. But few bridges have been built with provisions for future deck repair, the only criterion being lowest first cost. During...

On the Adequacy of Linearized Methods for Control of Nonlinear Bridge Oscillations
In this paper, control of nonlinear oscillations of a single-span flexible bridge with light damping is examined to improve bridge safety and reliability. The control forces are applied...

Deck Park Covers Phoenix Freeway
The last link in interstate I-10, the coast to coast highway from Florida to California, will be completed in Phoenix, Arizona in 1989. The last eleven-mile section through Phoenix has...

Rebuilding Philadelphia's El
In reconstructing an urban transit system, the challenge in Philadelphia was to do it without disrupting peak hour commuter traffic or disturbing activities on the street and sidewalks...

Haunches and Hangers
The $210 million VA Medical Center at Houston features a structural system as innovative for the 1990s as the interstitial space concept was in the 1960s. The medical center, designed...

Behavior of Plates Under Partial Edge Loading
This paper addresses one of the common problems in designing thin-walled members, the ability of the shape to accommodate in-plane concentrated loads. Specific areas in which the problem...

Stablity Considerations in the New E&CS Building
The new Engineering and Computer Science (E & CS) building at California State University, Sacramento (CSUS) is a five-story structure characterized by two shear walls in the east-west...

Polypropylene FRC In Steel Deck Composite Slabs
Engineers, testing laboratories, universities and metal deck manufacturers have studied polypropylene fiber reinforced concrete (FRC) and compared the results with similar slabs reinforced...

 

 

 

 

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