Empirical Seismic Design Method for Waterfront Anchored Sheetpile Walls

Seismic Fragility Analysis of Shear Wall Structures
This paper presents an analytical method to generate seismic fragility curves for shear wall structures. Uncertainties in earthquake motion and structure are quantified by evaluating uncertainties...

Design of Ductile Iron Pipe on Supports
Design procedures for ductile iron pipe in normal underground service have been well established. The standard design considers hoop stresses in the pipe wall due to internal hydrostatic...

Measuring Performance of Clay Containment Barriers
Clayey soils compacted to engineering specifications are widely used as structures for hydraulic containment. Current applications include landfill liners, landfill covers, pond liners,...

A Seawall for Sea Mammals
With glass walls only 75 ft from Lake Michigan, an aquarium addition demanded solid seawall protection. Yes, in a strange twist of logic, the first step in creating a whale habitat for...

Perimeter Walls for Blast Reduction

Response of Masonry Structures to Blast Loads

New Security Wall System Evaluation

Optimized Wall Thickness of Shells of Revolution
The aim of this paper was to develop a concept for the design of shells of revolution with different Gaussian curvature using a simplified finite element buckling analysis. A cooling tower...

Buckling of Tapered Columns by P-Version of F.E.M.
The local, distortional, overall, and interactive buckling of tapered, thin-walled members under axial compression and flexure are considered by using three-dimensional models based on...

Evaluation and Remediation of Construction Defects in Tilt Wall Panels
Both the surface appearance and structural safety were of concern to the Owner of a five year old warehouse structure that was experiencing delamination of tilt-up wall panels. Delamination...

Concrete Residential Construction in Baja, Mexico
Mexicali, Mexico has experienced earthquakes of magnitude 6.0 to 7.6 on the Richter Scale. A popular and readily available residential construction material is reinforced concrete comprised...

Lateral Force Distribution in Manufactured Housing from Full-Scale Testing
The research focused on the behavior of two manufactured 14 × 66 ft houses under simulated wind loads. Extensive instrumentation was employed to insure the collection of data that would...

A Structural Analysis Model for Timber Shear Walls
A numerical modelling procedure for the non-linear analysis of timber shear walls is presented. The model includes the non-linear behavior of the connectors between the sheathing and framing,...

Verification of Macroscopic Models for R/C Walls
Macroscopic models utilized in a plastic analysis for predicting the ultimate strength of reinforced concrete members have been developed in Japan as well as in Europe. In the JCI committee,...

Verification of Macroscopic Models or RC Walls by FEM
Several macroscopic models based on the limit analysis have been proposed for obtaining the ultimate strength of reinforced concrete shear walls in Japan. When using these models, it is...

Seismic Response of Multistory Building Structures With Flexible Floor Diaphragms
An efficient model for three-dimensional analysis of multistory structures with flexible floor diaphragms is proposed in this paper. Three-dimensional analysis of a building structure...

Inelastic Performance of Single-Story Masonry Shear Walls
Twenty-two story-height reinforced masonry shear walls have been tested to examine the influence of the applied axial stress, and the amount of vertical and horizontal reinforcement on...

In-Plane Behavior of Concrete Masonry Coupled Walls
To study the in-plane seismic resistance of multi-story masonry coupled walls, 6 full-scale reinforced masonry specimens, each two stories high, are being constructed and tested in the...

Nonlinear Finite Element Analysis of Experiments on Two-Story Reinforced Masonry Shear Walls
Nonlinear, static finite element analyses are being used for correlation with experiments conducted on one-story reinforced masonry shear walls, and for the prediction of and correlation...

 

 

 

 

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