Morphology of Reciprocal Frame Three-Dimensional Grillage Structures
This paper is an introduction to the morphology of structures using the Reciprocal Frame (also known as Mandala Dach in Germany) which is a patented three-dimensional beam grillage structural...

Performance and Analysis of Frames With URM Infills
The interaction of unreinforced hollow concrete block masonry (URM) infill walls and gravity load designed (GLD) frames has been studied at Cornell University. The primary goal of this...

Behaviour of Concrete Masonry Infill - Steel Frame Structures
Twenty-eight masonry shear panels infilled in steel frames were tested to ultimate strength under in-plane, horizontal loading applied at roof level. The parameters investigated in this...

Experimental Evaluation and Finite Element Analysis of Masonry-Infilled R/C Frames
Eleven tests were conducted on 1/2-scale, single-story infilled frame specimens to study the influence of the relative strengths of the infill panels and the bounding frames and the frame...

RC Beam-Column Element for Nonlinear Frame Analysis
Recent studies have shown that beam-column finite elements that enforce equilibrium rather than compatibility along the element are better suited for the description of the strength and...

Nonlinear Analysis of Structural Frameworks Using Supercomputing Techniques
Applications of vectorization and the parallel processing technique of multitasking in the elastic nonlinear analysis of building frameworks are presented. The proposed algorithm is implemented...

A Simplified Method of Multistory-frame Analysis Including the P-Δ Effect
A simplified method of non-iterative analysis of rigid multistory-frames having vertical columns with different heights within the same story is developed by means of a modification to...

Practical Solution of the Flexibility to Stiffness Transformation Problem With a Mathematical Assistant for the Personal Computer
This paper will show how a relatively complicated structural mechanics problem can be solved easily with a symbolic manipulation program. Specifically, the authors will demonstrate how...

Computer Analysis of Lateral Loading in Wood-Framed Structures
Building codes and design techniques associated with single-family housing need to incorporate advances in architecture and construction so that the traditional life-safety building codes...

Quick Checks for Structural Computer Analysis
When working with general structural analysis programs, there are some fast ways to check the input and output. This paper reviews some methods for verification of results of computerized...

Development of a Visual Method to Track the Movement of Hydrogen Bubbles in a Laboratory Flume
The current study proposes a visual method for tracking the hydrogen bubbles position with time in a 2-D space. The experiment is filmed from above with a video camera. The obtained movie...

Engineering of the Building Envelope To Do Or Not To Do

Failure of Residential Building Envelopes as a Result of Hurricane Andrew in Dade County, Florida

Wind Resistance of Conventional Light-Frame Buildings

Performance of Wood-Framed Structures in the January 17, 1994, Northridge Earthquake

Space-Frame Pyramid
The world's largest space frame pyramid, completed at California State University in Long Beach in late 1994, proved to be a lighter weight and more economical alternative...

How to Optimize Frames Using Plastic Design Concept
An optimal design procedure using plastic design concept was presented. For low-rise building frames, optimal plastic designs can be made using the plastic limit load as a basis of design....

Hyper-Geodesic Structures: Excerpts from a Visual Catalog
A class of hyper-geodesic surface structures is presented. The surfaces of known polygons, polyhedra, plane and space tessellations, higher dimensional polytopes can be subdivided into...

The Use of ETFE Foils in Lightweight Roof Constructions
ETFE foils are polymer film sheets which are enclosed in support frames and inflated to provide stable, insulated and transparent roof cushions for lightweight enclosures. This paper describes...

The Behaviour and Design of Stressed-Arch (Strarch) Frames
The paper presents an overview of the stressed-arch structural system and the associated research program undertaken at the University of Sydney between 1988 and 1992. The objectives of...

 

 

 

 

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