Structural Reliability Analysis of Masonry Shear Walls

Gothic Structure and Design: Narbonne Cathedral
Viollet le Duc considered Narbonne Cathedral to be one of the best constructed Gothic buildings in France. The ambulatory piers are single courses of stone bonded into adjacent walls....

Failures and Failure Mechanisms for Exterior Walls

Soil Mix Walls in Difficult Ground

Critique of Commercial Structures

Ground Movements from Model Tieback Wall Construction

Shear Effects on the Static Behaviour of Stiffened Pierced Walls

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...

Welded Wire Confinement Grids
The invention of a new way to reinforce concrete using high strength welded wire grids, (WWG) increases its earthquake resistance by improved ductility and also opens the way for vast...

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...

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...

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...

Influence of Diaphragms on the Overall Performance of Bridges
Field data collected during vehicular loading has been used to evaluate the performance of diaphragms in composite steel plate girder bridges. This has included comparisons with finite...

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...

Seepage Control in Dam Rehabilitation
This paper is concerned with the control of seepage problems which develop in existing dams. It is prefaced with a discussion of attitudes and experiences that have evolved over the last...

Mud Mountain Dam Concrete Cutoff Wall
Mud Mountain Dam is an earth and rockfill flood control dam on the White River. The dam is located approximately 50 km southeast of Seattle, Washington. The dam was constructed in 1941...

Study of a Computer System for Evaluation of Bearing Wall Stresses in Structural Planning — Reasoning by Neural Network
This report proposes a reasoning system for bearing shear wall stresses in the ultimate state by using geometrical data of buildings and shear walls at the initial stage of aseismic structural...

Sea-Level Rise in Senegal: Impacts and Responses
The potential impacts and responses of sea-level rise on the coastline of Senegal are analyzed with an emphasis on regional distribution. Impacts include loss of land and the economic...

Shore Protection Design—A Necessary Evil
Since much shore protection exists and further shore protection will be considered necessary in the future, this paper addresses the need for better design methods to replace the present...

 

 

 

 

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