Prediction of Wind-Induced Responses and Wind Loads
The Recommendations for Wind Loads of Buildings and Structures of the Architectural Institute of Japan have now been updated. This paper presents the drafts of the new Recommendations...

Tuned Mass Dampers for Towers and Buildings
Tuned mass dampers (TMD's) are used to reduce the response of tall slender structures to resonant wind-induced oscillations. This paper reviews the authors' experience with the design...

Parametric Study of Structures with Added Viscoelastic Dampers
This paper presents the result of a parametric study on the seismic behavior of minimum weight-designed structures with and without added viscoelastic dampers. The structures are first...

Mitigation of Wind-Created Risks During Construction
Wind damage to structures during construction has been found to be significant and often catastrophic. Structural failures are often the result of wind loads that are far less than the...

Behavior and Design of Angle Connections Subjected to Cyclic Axial Force and Shear
The objectives of this study were to establish cyclic behavior of double angle shear connections subjected to axial load and to develop design recommendations. Five cyclic tests of double...

The Innovative Concept of Semi-rigid Composite Beam
This paper discusses invention and development of a new type of composite beam called 'Semi-rigid Composite Beam.' This new type of beam is expected to behave better than presently used...

Field Measurements of Wind-Induced Pressures on Roofs of Low Buildings
Full-scale measurements have been carried out on an experimental building, 3.3 m high, beside the football field at the Loyola campus of Concordia University. Wind-induced pressures have...

Landslide Stabilisation at the Clyde Power Project, New Zealand
The Clyde Power Project is a hydro electric development on the Clutha River in the South Island of New Zealand. A wide range of stabilization measures have been used to treat several large...

Evaluation and Rehabilitation of Relief Wells
The U.S. Army Engineer District, Vicksburg has developed an expedient method of rehabilitating arrays of large numbers of gravity flowing relief wells located along the toe of dams using...

Conversion of a Concrete Slab and Buttress Dam to a Gravity Dam
The 58-foot high, 425-foot long, Ambursen-type, concrete slab and buttress, Gorge Plant Dam, which has a 120-foot long overflow spillway near the center, was converted to a concrete gravity...

Use of Flood Control Features for Environmental Mitigation
The US Army Engineer District, Vicksburg (CELMK), plans to construct up to 167 water control structures, 52 confined disposal facilities, and 47 barrow pits as part of a major flood control...

The Reliability Program in Truncated JC Method
JC method is in common use in the structure reliability analysis. In this paper, the program which can be used as to consider the truncated distribution has been proposed, With this method...

Barriers for Innovation and Technology Transfer in the Public Works Infrastructure R&D
Utilization of technologies and innovation to revitalize America's public works infrastructure is beset with barriers. Some critical barriers, identified through literature review and...

Mitigation of Excessive Wastewater Infiltration/Inflow Effects for US Army Installations
Wastewater collection system on military installations require periodic maintenance and repair, and occasionally upgrading. Deterioration of wastewater systems enables the entry of extraneous...

The Dredging Research Program of the US Army Corps of Engineers
The Corps of Engineers Dredging Research Program (DRP) was established in Fiscal Year 1988 as a seven-year program with the objective of developing products that reduce the cost of dredging...

Management of San Diego Bay Dredged Material Disposal
This paper will discuss the Navy's efforts in the development and analysis of dredged material disposal from Navy projects within San Diego Bay. The impacts and mitigation for the alternatives...

Wave Climate Studies Along the Turkish Coast of the Black Sea
Wind-generated waves produce the most powerful forces to which coastal structures are subjected. Therefore, wave information is required for the proper planning and reliable design of...

Development of the Long Caisson Type Vertical Breakwater
The width of the caisson of a breakwater is calculated based mainly on the wave force expected to act on the caisson. IN this calculation, the assumed wave force is the peak wave force...

Field-Scale Research at the TVA Columbus Groundwater Research Test Site
TVA has been conducting large-scale field experiments at their Columbus Groundwater Research test site at Columbus Air Force Base since 1983. This work has been performed in cooperation...

Dam Safety Modifications for Clear Creek Dam Manuscript for ASCE Hydraulics Division 1993 National Conference on Hydraulic Engineering
Clear Creek Dam, an unsafe thin arch dam, was stabilized by constructing a concrete gravity buttress on the downstream face. During the Bureau of Reclamation's (Reclamation) Safety Evaluation...

 

 

 

 

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