Report and Summary of ATC-31?Evaluation of the Performance of Seismically Retrofitted Buildings
Structural and damage data for seismically retrofitted buildings affected by the October 1, 1987 Whittier Narrows and October 17, 1989 Loma Prieta, California earthquakes were collected...

Ductility Analysis for Seismic Retrofit of Multi-Column Bridge Structures, Santa Monica Viaduct
A new procedure is being developed for the ductility analysis of multi-column bridges. The formation of the plastic hinges in the structure (columns and/or superstructure) is followed...

Lifeline Structure Design Issues?A Case Study of Current Bridge Seismic Design and Application of Recent Seismic Design Research
The purpose of this paper is to present the major design issues addressed in the design of Terminal Separation (Replace) and I-880 Reconstruction. To address these issues Caltrans set...

Tension Pile Test
The California Department of Transportation is conducting FULL SCALE AXIAL LOAD TESTS of 34 piles. This research project/proof test is being jointly conducted by public agencies (Caltrans...

San Francisco Bayshore Viaduct Seismic Retrofit
The Bayshore Freeway viaduct is located in the city of San Francisco and serves as a vital transportation link between the Bay Bridge and points south along Highway 101. This structure...

Link Length Design and EBF Seismic Performance
Twenty eccentrically braced frames (EBFs) are designed using the current seismic design code and newly developed step-by-step design procedure. The EBFs have a variety of link lengths...

Some Unresolved Issues in Seismic Steel Codes
In the latest revisions of the three major U.S. seismic codes (AISC, NEHRP, UBC) some requirements can be questioned because of limited knowledge. Confining attention to conventional kinds...

Seismic Standards for Existing Federally Owned and Leased Buildings
Public Law 101-614 requires the Interagency Committee on Seismic Safety in construction to develop 'standards for assessing and enhancing the seismic safety of existing buildings constructed...

Connectors for Earthquake Resistant Structures
Damage assessments from the past several earthquakes located on the northern, central and southern zones of the San Andreas Fault - Cape Mendocino: April 1992, 7.1; Loma Prieta: October...

The European Approach to Seismic Design of Engineered Timber Constructions: The Case of Low-Dissipative Structures
In the present paper the importance of the dissipated energy on the actual structural behaviour of low-dissipative structures as glulam portal frames with mechanical fasteners under seismic...

Fire Retardant Treated Wood
The paper explains how FRTW chemicals react with combustible gases. It describes the two types into which FRTW is divided. Misconceptions about FRTW are also addressed....

Fire Endurance Model for a Metal-Plate-Connected Wood Truss
A numerical model has been developed for predicting the fire endurance of a single metal-plate-connected wood truss. Extensive component fire testing was conducted to develop the necessary...

Full Model Wind Tunnel Tests for the Akashi Kaikyo Bridge
In order to carry out final verification of the wind resistance safety of the Akashi Kaikyo Bridge under construction, which has the largest main span of 1,990 m, its full aeroelastic...

Design Wind Speed and Design Criteria of Buildings
Design load recommendations of Architectural Institute of Japan(A.I.J.) are revised according to a common principle to all kinds of loads. The basic wind speed is defined as the annual...

The Effective Use of Fire Ratings
Any consideration of components for construction must take into account the performance of those components when they are exposed to fire. Codes, standards, and fire ratings provide some...

A California Tower: Response to Seismic Forces
First Interstate World Center is a signature building for the city of Los Angeles. The granite clad tower with its serrated facade rises 1,018 ft. above street level. It is the tallest...

Seismic Behavior of High Strength Concrete Columns
Information on the ductility of high strength columns in seismic areas has been scarce. The available information is based mainly on small test columns subjected to monotonic concentric...

Long-Span Design for Seismic Forces?A Case Study of the Anaheim Arena
The design for the Anaheim Arena roof evolved in response to the strict requirements for a structure in a seismic zone 4 location. The support of the 329 ft. (100 m) by 444 ft. (135 m)...

Steel Plate Energy Absorbers for Improved Earthquake Resistance
This paper discusses results of an combined experimental and analytical investigation on seismic response of frame structures using welded steel triangular plates as added damping and...

Robust Control for Buildings Under Earthquake
Robust control techniques are applied to civil engineering structures subjected to earthquake excitation. Full state feedback and observer based control laws are used to reduce the response...

 

 

 

 

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