Effect of Micro-parameters on the Macroscopic Behaviour of Ductile Fiber Reinforced Brittle Matrix Composites
In this paper, the modelling of crack bridging stress vs crack opening (σ-δ) relation of ductile fiber brittle matrix composite in terms of its microscopic parameters is described. Parametric...

Reliability Consideration in Shakedown Analysis
Shakedown analysis for ductile rigid frames has shown that a structure can respond linearly at a higher elastic limit after it has experienced some plastic deformation. If the residual...

The Ductile-Brittle Transition in Ice & Size Effect
This paper considers the ductile to brittle transition in ice under compression. Two criteria, one phenomenological and the other more physical, are presented for the transition strain...

Bond Strength of Reinforcing Bars in SIFCON
This paper presents a brief summary of an ongoing investigation on the bond characteristics of deformed reinforcing bars embedded in a SIFCON matrix. A significant increase in bond strength,...

Micro-Damage Process Model for Polycrystalline Ice
This paper presents a micro-damage process model for freshwater polycrystalline ice deforming at the high end of the ductile-to-brittle transitional domain of strain rated. Damage is attributed...

Ductile Frames Are Tough for Earthquakes
Implications of a new structural system in wharf design go far beyond San Francisco Bay, where two such wharves remained intact after the 1989 Loma Prieta quake. The design, introduced...

Reliability of Highway Bridge Columns Under Earthquake Loading
Seismic design procedure for highway bridges normally specify that any inelastic action be confined to the columns. Concrete bridge columns are usually designed to resist an elastic force...

Brace Connections for Ductility
Influence of connection design on the seismic behavior of welded bracing members made of double channels is studied in this paper. Shortcomings of commonly used connection details as per...

Application of BEM to Two-Dimensional EPFM
This paper describes the authors' current and continuing research in application of the Boundary Element Method (BEM) to crack growth problems in Elastoplastic Fracture Mechanics...

Ductility and Failure Characteristics of Concrete and Rock Subjected to Complex Load Paths
Strength, ductility and the complex material response features of concrete and rock should be evaluated through carefully planned material properties test programs designed to subject...

Amelioration of Stirrup and Compression Reinforcement on the Ductility of Reinforced High-Strength Concrete Beam
18 rectangular high strength concrete beams were tested to investigate their ductile behavior. The results show that it will be more advantageous, for ductility, to choose the compressive...

Seismic Strengthening of a Tall Masonry Building
The design of a strengthening system for a tall building is proposed using ductile reinforced masonry shear walls. This innovative design concept produced a system that controlled the...

Quantifying Ductility in Continuous Composite Beams

Ductility Requirements for Composite Members

Web Openings in Composite Beams

Laboratory Tests of a Continuous Composite Bridge

Practical Implementation of Seismic Probabilistic Risk Assessment
Many techniques for seismic probabilistic risk assessment have been developed by university researchers over the last decade. This paper reports on a study being conducted to determine...

System Reliability Under Time Varying Load
The reliability of ductile and brittle structural systems under time varying loads is investigated. The formulation in the context of outcrossing of a vector process is examined. A new...

The Use of Restrained Joint Ductile Iron Pipe
This paper addresses some of the problems we at U. S. Pipe have observed from restrained joint installations during the past several years and the solutions devised. The restrained joints...

Sliplining with Ductile Iron Pipe
The utilization of Ductile Iron Pipe (DIP) as an alternative to be considered for sliplining rehabilitation of sewer pipelines is evaluated. A recent experience in sliplining a failing...

 

 

 

 

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