Dynamic Analysis of Existing Tarbela Intake Towers
According to general practice at the time of the design, the pseudostatic method of applying earthquake loading was used. The basic acceleration was 0. 1g. A post-construction seismological...

F.E.M. Analysis of Mobile Arctic Caisson Island With Stochastic Material Properties
The paper examines how soil uncertainty influences the short term settlements and stresses of the Mobile Arctic Caisson on the original sea bed. Utilizing a two-dimensional plane strain...

A Discrete Model for the Estimation of the Elastic Abutment Stiffness
The purpose of this paper is the presentation of a simple method for the estimation of the abutment stiffness. In this method, the abutment is represented as a uniform rigid plate with...

Response of Underground Pipelines to Dynamic Loads (abstract
The results of an investigation of the forced response of an underground pipeline due to dynamic loads are presented. The pipe is modelled as a linearly elastic shell element and the surrounding...

Pavement Design for a Break Bulk Terminal Yard
This paper discusses the practical application of mechanistic pavement design principles for a proposed 8. 1 ha break bulk cargo storage yard that is part of the Port of Portland's...

Pressuremeter Tests and Shoring Wall Design
Pressuremeter testing was used as an integral part in the design of the temporary tieback shoring wall for the Columbia Center office building in Seattle, Washington. Pressuremeter testing...

Application of the BEM to Elastodynamics in a Three Dimmensional Half Space
The boundary integral equations (BIEs) are formulated for scattering problems of elastic waves by a cavity or a crack in a three dimensional half space. Two formulations based on the Green's...

A Study on Non-Conforming Boundary Elements in Elastomechanics
This work is a critical study on the performance of non-conforming boundary elements in three-dimensional elastomechanics. The pervasive way of implementing the boundary element method...

3-D Flexible Embedded Machine Foundations by BEM and FEM
A study on the dynamic response of three-dimensional flexible massless foundations of arbitrary shape, embedded in a homogeneous, isotropic and linear elastic half-space and subjected...

Bidirectional Seismic Response of Simple Structures
For design purposes it has been common to consider that seismic excitations act in one direction at a time. Analytical studies over the past decade have indicated that this may not be...

CADD Application to Structural Framing Systems
This presentation illustrates the formulation of a Computer Aided Analysis/Design/Detail (CADD) program package utilizing a common microcomputer data base. It presents a new CADD technique...

Stochastic Beams on Elastic Foundation
The finite difference method is applied to the second-moment analysis of beams on elastic foundation with random characteristics. The method is simpler than the stochastic finite element...

Nonlinear Fracture Process Zone in Rock
A study of the fracture process zone was conducted to gain an understanding of the physics of crack propagation in rock. The nondestructive testing technique of acoustic emissions was...

On the Design of Continuous Composite Beams
Methods of analysis and design of continuous composite beams are presented. Numerical analysis is used to determine the effective width of the slabs to be used in design. The influence...

Structural Safety Studies
Structural engineers are most concerned with the safety aspect of structures. The primary objective of structural engineers is to produce structures which are satisfactory in meeting certain...

Buckling of Flexibly-Joined Simple Frames
A nonlinear analysis of plane elastic frames is presented. The static loading consists of both eccentric concentrated loads (near the joints) and uniformly distributed loads on all or...

Behaviour and Strength of Steel Frames with Semi-Rigid Connections
A research study was started at the Politecnico of Milan (Italy) to investigate the influence of the main governing parameters on the behaviour and strength of flexible frames. A sophisticated...

Tension-Compression Test of a Concrete Specimen Via a Structure Damage Theory
The concrete sample is assumed to consist of a large number of aggregates and cement paste. Their material properties are assumed to be perfectly elastic. The effective elastic property...

DEL: A Fare Revenue Forecasting Model
As there could be several pricing alternatives producing the same amount of overall fare revenue, the solution search usually requires judgement in light of the predefined set of objectives...

High Rise Design: Accounting for Column Length Changes
In the late 1950's and early 1960's, the height of concrete buildings jumped from 20 to 60 stories. During the same period, architects introduced the use of exposed...