Kuwait: The Incredible Shrinking Rehab
With rehabilitation estimates now just 20% of what they first were, the liberation of Kuwait has not been a cure-all for the construction industry. Firms participating in the emergency...

Flawed Assumptions: Why Bridge Deck Joints Fail
Engineers should continually examine, evaluate and improve their representations of reality to avoid basing their beliefs, decisions, practices and policies on flawed assumptions. Such...

Mechanics Computing in 1990's and Beyond
This proceedings, Mechanics Computing in 1990's and Beyond, consists of extended abstracts of the papers presented at the Engineering...

Response of Ductile Iron Pipelines at Parkfield, CA to Loma Prieta Earthquake
A field experiment designed to investigate the performance of buried pipelines at a fault crossing has been constructed at Owens' Pasture near Parkfield, CA. The site was...

Seismic Behavior of Buried Pipelines Through Field Observation
This paper presents seismic response characteristics of embedded pipes based on field measurements. Strains induced in steel pipe and ductile pipes with expansion joints are studied. Special...

Restrained Underground Piping—Some Practical Aspects of Analysis and Design
This paper is a brief update of stress analysis techniques published earlier [1] to aid the analyst in qualifying continuous welded steel buried pipelines that are subject to seismic soil...

Finite Element Analysis of Three-Way Joint of Buried Pipelines Under Earthquake Loads
A quasi-static finite element procedure for the stress analysis of three-way joint of buried pipelines under earthquake loads has been established by quasi-conforming thin circular cylindrical...

Seismic Risk of Water Supply Network
In this paper, the failure mode of buried pipeline is established considering such main factors as the slippage between pipe and soil, non-uniformity subsurface layer, and the stress concentration...

An Expert System for Diagnosis of Earthquake Proof for Underground Lifelines
This paper reports a fuzzy expert system for the diagnosis of earthquake proof of gas pipelines with the aid of OPS83 tool. The fuzzy theory was employed to estimate seismic risk on the...

Joint Occurrence of High Tide and Storm Surge in California
High tides or high storm surges separately generally do not pose a hazard for flooding or structural damage in California. However, when storms and periods of high tides coincide, the...

Joint Spacing for Airfield Pavement
This paper looks at various factors affecting portland cement concrete(PCC) pavement cracking, with special emphasis on the effect of joint spacing on crack development. A rational approach...

Pipeline Design and Construction Using High Density Polyethylene (HDPE) Pipe
All pipelines and pipe materials must be designed and constructed to address the limitations of the pipe and fittings in order to insure acceptable performance of the line. Conventional...

New NASA Initiatives in Technology and Enterprise

National Aero-Space Plane Pioneering New Frontiers
Paper reviews the current status, technology and potential future space launch applications of the joint DOD/NASA National Aero-Space Plane (NASP) program. Key program goals include first...

Legal Issues Presented by the Regionalization of a Water System
The joint development of a water supply and related infrastructure ('regionalization') by independent municipal and private entities presents legal and institutional...

Contracting Provisions to Delay Capital Expenditures and Extend the Use of Available Water Supplies
A contractual means has been established of assuring equitable use of available water supply by the regional participants in the Williamson County Raw Water Line Project. A contract between...

CTA's Experience in Fostering Station Redevelopment Through Public/Private Partnerships
The paper reviews the experience of the Chicago Transit Authority's partnerships with the private sector. The funding, space, design, construction and operation components...

Public-Private Relationship in Transportation Development
The paper explores the mechanism and development of public-private partnership which has resulted in the participatory growth of transportation projects in the Portland Metropolitan area....

Development of the South Anchorage Transit Center: Public/Private Partnership in the Small Urban Area
Public/private partnerships are as useful a tool in smaller urban areas as they are in the larger cities. The arrangements are likely to be simpler and the number of actors fewer, but...

Public Private Joint Development Partnership San Diego MTS/James R. Mills Building Project Success Through Self-Fulfilling Prophecy
The MTS/James R. Mills Building Project provides a regional transportation center for downtown San Diego, where San Diego's three light rail transit (trolley) lines and several...

 

 

 

 

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