Estimation of Expected Damages, Indemnification Costs and Joint Probabilities of Dam Failures
This paper describes three methods to evaluate structural options for the rehabilitation of an existing dam using the dollar-denominated risk and capital cost associated with each option...

Model for Nonlinear Behavior of Bolted Joints Under Bending/Tension Loading
A mathematical model to predict the load-deformation relationship of single-bolted connections in wood structures subjected to bending/tension loading is described. The model accounts...

Building Joint Movement
Moisture leakage in masonry claddings occurs not only through copings and facial separation cracks, but also through failed sealant joints in the veneer. The factors affecting joint movement...

Feasibility of Class C FRP Load Transfer Devices for Highway Jointed Concrete Pavements
The objective of this paper is to analyze the feasibility of using corrosion free fiberglass reinforced plastic (FRP) devices in lieu of steel tie bars in the longitudinal joints of highway...

Residential Streets
This book, Residential Street Design is a joint effort of the American Society of Civil Engineers, the National Association of Home Buiders,...

Pipeline Field Experiment at Parkfield, CA
A field experiment designed to investigate the performance of buried pipelines at a fault crossing has been constructed near Parkfield, CA. The site was chosen to capitalize on the predicted...

Consideration of Non-Gaussian Hysteretic Response Properties of MDOF-Systems by Use of Equivalent Linearization
The stationary stochastic response of nonlinear MDOF-systems is analysed by equivalent linearization (EQL). Non-Gaussian properties of the state vector y are taken into account by utilizing...

Fatigue Reliability of Steel Structures in the Presence of Residual Stresses
An extended model for the assessment of fatigue reliability of steel structures in the presence of residual stresses is developed. The model explicitly includes the uncertainties of the...

Shape Optimization of Joints of Steel-Framed Diaphragm Wall
Shape optimization system of the joints of the steel-framed diaphragm wall (abbreviated as steel diaphragm wall) is discussed. The optimization problem is formulated as the minimum cost...

The Fatigue Performance of Welded Joints in a Marine Environment
The fatigue lives of plate-plate, pipe-plate, and tubular welded joints tested in seawater under free corrosion, optimum cathodic protection and cathodic overprotection measured in the...

Nonlinear Analysis for the Aseismic Strength of Highrise Steel Frame With Semi-Rigid Joints by Pseudo-Elastic Approach
This paper suggests that the direct stiffness method is still useful in dealing with the nonlinear analysis for the aseismic capacity of highrise steel frame while the Pseudo-elastic approach...

Settlement of Strip Foundations on Regularly Jointed Rock Masses
The analysis of a long, rigid strip foundation resting on the surface of a regularly jointed rock mass is presented. Two models of the overall rock mass are investigated; one in which...

Water Quality Assessment in a Stochastic Stream Environment
Methodologies are presented within this article to aid in the quantification of the uncertainty in the management of stream water quality. Specifically, means are developed for: (1) establishing...

Diplomacy and International Environment Issues
This paper examines three current examples of the ongoing diplomatic efforts to deal with selected environmental and water issues that affect our bilateral relationships with Canada and...

Joint Probability Calculation of Storm Depths
A methodology is presented to estimate exceedance probabilities of rainfall depths over large areas using joint probability. The joint probability estimate combines the frequency distribution...

Joint Economic Evaluation of Pumped Storage in Colorado
This paper summarizes a joint planning study completed in December 1988 on the economic potential of pumped-storage development. The study was unusual in water development investigations...

Clay Joints in the Foundation of Dkhila Dam
The stability analysis performed at the beginning of construction, taking into account the shear test results of the foundation claystone showed insufficient safety factors against sliding....

Newfoundland's First Arch Dam Construction Versus Climate
Paradise River arch dam is located in a narrow box canyon about 50 m deep and less than 10 m wide at streambed. It is a thin arch dam, especially sensitive to temperature loads, thus contraction...

Optimizing Joint Load Control for Hydroelectric Plants
This paper discusses a method to minimize water usage at a multi-turbine hydroelectric generating plant. At plants which do not spill water this optimization is directly converted to extra...

Integration of APM Systems With Florida High Speed Rail

 

 

 

 

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