Watershed Research at Konza—Tallgrass Prairie
The Konza Prairie Research Natural Area is the only tallgrass prairie site in the network of Long-Term Ecological Research sites. Watershed research at Konza is designed to assist in increasing...

Safety Aspects of Detroit DPM Station Designs
The Detroit Downtown People Mover (DDPM), currently under construction in the Central Business District of downtown Detroit, offered a unique set of challenges to the architects and engineers...

Prediction of Fire Response of Buildings Using Finite Methods

Fire Combustion Toxicity Tests—Good Idea or Not?
The smoke from burning synthetic materials in buildings is highly toxic and is a key cause of deaths in building fires. If fire codes regulate on the basis of the toxicity of smoke of...

Factory-Built Pump Stations for Water Service
Booster pumps for fire protection in tall buildings and small sewage pump stations have been available for many years as factory-built packages. These packages include pumps, motors, controls,...

Structural Plastics Design Manual
The structural behavior of plastics reflects a number of characteristics different from those of the metal, lumber, and concrete materials familiar to most design engineers. This manual...

Design Principles for Petroleum Pier Fire Safety

Modernization of Grain Elevators

Building Failures—Preventing Them, Learning from Them
Ways to design and construct a structure so as to minimize chances of errors leading to failure are described. Held up as models of systematically investigating failures are the incident-study...

Emerging High Performance Structural Plastic Technology
Structural plastics have forced their growth by better performance over conventional materials in hostile environments. Demand by industry for increased life of process equipment and structures...

Epoxy-Repaired Concrete Walls Under Fire Exposure
The strength properties and other important parameters regarding the behavior of epoxy repaired concrete walls during fire exposure are experimentally determined. Both ASTM E-119 and the...

Rx—Treated Lumber & Metal + Corrosion Ailments
The use of metal elements in contact with fire-treated lumber requires special precautions. It is a problem that has not received much attention in the literature directed to the design...

Organic Chemical Fire in Illinois: Emergency Response and Cleanup
In April 1980 at Hillsboro, Illinois, a fire in an agricultural chemical warehouse generated a hazardous smoke plume, and some 250,000 gallons of water used in fighting the fire were highly...

Fire and Chemical Resistant Fiberglass Structures

Tall Building Systems and Concepts
The structural, mechanical and electrical systems of tall buildings are explored. The eight areas of focus are, structural systems, mechanical and service systems, electrical systems,...

Out of Plane Deformation of Steel Frame in Fire

Anaerobic Treatment of Firefighting Wastewater

Lifeline Effects on Post-Earthquake Fire Risk

NYC Convention Highlights - Part II
More highlights from ASCE's International Convention held in New York City this past May are presented. (See CE, 8/81 pp. 68-9, 74-5). Among the topics discussed are, the...

Temperature Effects on Epoxy Adhesives
The strength properties of structural epoxy adhesives at elevated temperatures is experimentally determined. Finite element analysis of thermal gradients in typical columns is provided....

 

 

 

 

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