Space Station Microgravity Analysis and Assessment
The space station will be a platform for microgravity research. For superior microgravity science, the experiment locations must experience very little acceleration in the quasi-steady...

Microgravity Research in a Space Station Environment
A broad class of scientific experiments have evolved which utilize extreme low acceleration environments. A space station can provide such a `microgravity' environment, in conjunction...

Zero-Gravity Sports Centers
One of the uses that has been proposed for fully reusable launch vehicles is `space tourism', the making of short visits to low Earth orbit by fare-paying passengers. This seems to offer...

Reducing the Long-Term Effects of Zero-Gravity
Maintaining the physical health of scientists has been a longstanding problem in space flight research. Several ideas have been proposed to solve this problem. These include creating artificial...

Wheel Space Station for 2025
The advantages and disadvantages of three basic space station designs are discussed. These designs are a zero-gravity can like Skylab, a tethered system, and the wheel. A design of a wheel...

The Effect of Zero Gravity on Bones
Zero-gravity has created many problems for astronauts and researchers in space. Calcium depletion is cited as a major health problem. There are many different theories as to why zero-gravity...

First Bank Place: A Composite Cruciform Spine
The First Bank Place, designed by the internationally known architectural firm of Pei Cobb Freed and Partners, is a granite-clad, 56 stories tall building in downtown Minneapolis. Presented...

Hurricane Windspeeds at Inland Locations
A critical review of the windfield and filling models used in the hurricane simulation procedure of Batts et al. [1980] clearly indicates that the hurricane windspeeds they obtained for...

Seismic Behavior of Type PR Steel Frames
Type PR(partially restrained 'simple framing') is one of the methods of design specified in the AISC LRFD(1986) Design code for the design of unbraced steel building frames. In this method...

Criteria for Acceptable Wind-Induced Motions
This paper discusses criteria for evaluating acceptable wind-induced building motions. The paper draws on the results of moving room experiments and the performance of actual buildings...

Methods to Control Wind-Induced Building Motions
The wind-induced response of tall buildings can be controlled by global design modifications that can be placed in three broad categories, namely, design changes in structural systems,...

Synthetic Wind for Investigations in Time-Domain
Buffeting investigations of large bridges carried out in time-domain permit modelling of the non-linearity of the system and wind force. Correct simulation of the natural wind plays a...

Wind Forces on Industrial Facilities

Instrumentation and Testing of a Three Hinge Arch for Service Loads Increase
A three hinge arch railroad bridge was instrumented and tested to evaluate its condition and the required modification for increasing the service loads. Initially the structure was designed...

A Probabilistic Approach to the Response of Tall Buildings to Wind Loadings
Tall buildings constructed in recent years are light in weight, flexible and low in damping. This is the consequence of using lighter material with higher strength, and fewer interior...

Effects of Sea Surface Movement on Offshore Structures
Examinations are made of the effects of the sea surface movement on the fundamental model response of deep-water, Wave-excited offshore structures. These effects are accounted for by using...

Review of Cold-Formed Steel Purlin Design
The use of cold-formed steel members as roof purlins for single story industrial and commercial buildings is commonly recognized. These members typically have either a C- or Z-shaped cross...

Structural Tests on the Suspen-Dome System
The 'suspen-dome' system, which the authors have developed, consists of a single-layer truss dome and a cable structure. The present paper deals with the results of structural tests conducted...

Buckling of Single Layer Latticed Dome under Uniform Gravity Load
This paper reports on experiment and numerical analysis relating the buckling of a single layer latticed dome under uniformly distributed nodal gravity load at the dome central portion....

Active Control of Axial Forces in Beam String Space Frames
The present work discusses a formulation for active control of axial forces of strings in beam string structures to dynamically and/or statically reduce the responses, and proves both...

 

 

 

 

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