Wood and Wood-Based Materials: Current Status and Future of a Structural Material
Wood is one of the earliest construction materials, and the structural use of wood and wood-based materials continues to steadily increase. In fact, new wood-based materials continue to...

History of Hot Mix Asphalt Mixture Design in the United States
Asphalt has been used as a construction material from the earliest days of civilization, but though it has long been used as a waterproofing material in shipbuilding and hydraulics, its...

Materials: Structural Glass Moves Indoors

Can Less Be More?
With its higher strength and improved performance characteristics, high-performance steel is indeed an alluring materials. Its cost, however, also is higher, a factor that cannot be ignored....

Cold Regions: Yacht Design Inspires Fiber Composite Antarctic Building

NewsBriefs: 2002 Steel Imports Fourth Highest in History (American Iron and Steel Institute)

Materials: Pine Barrens Bridge Features Plastic I Beams

Building the Olivenhain
Engineers in California were hired to create a reservoir capable of providing the San Diego region with 24,000 acre-feet of water during an emergency shortage. The result is the Olivenhain...

Progressive Collapse
This chapter examines progressive collapse. Topics include current practice and integrity steel for loss of support of a lifting collar....

Materials and Manufacturing Processes
This chapter introduces the basic materials used in the manufacturing of composite structures. It will help the line designer in understanding how the different elements of the fiber-matrix...

Suggested Guidelines for Performance-Based Tests
Although several standard tests are cited in this chapter, these tests are not designed specifically for fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP) overhead line structures. There are, in fact, no...

Quality Assurance
The user is responsible for ensuring the quality of products purchased. Therefore, the user of fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP) products determines the level of quality that will be accepted....

Assembly and Erection
This chapter is intended to provide recommendations on transporting, handling, assembling, and erecting fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP) poles. An important consideration is that FRP poles...

Loading Requirements for FRP Poles Utilized in other than Utility Line Applications

The Role of Pavement Mechanics in the Future of Pavement Design, Construction, Performance, and Management - Opening Address

NewsBriefs: Structural Materials Made from Recycled Plastic (Bridge Design & Engineering)

Performance-Based Criteria for FRP Products and Materials
In most ways, fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP) structures perform similar to wood and steel structures. There are, however, certain differences and these differences are described in this...

Use of Fiber Reinforced Polymer Composites as Reinforcing Material for Concrete
Although the potential of continuous fiber reinforced polymers (FRPs) was recognized more than 50 years ago, bottlenecks such as vulnerability to static fatigue, ultraviolet radiation,...

Evaluation of the Tricon Retained Soil Wall System
Prepared by the Highway Innovative Technology Evaluation Center, a CERF/IIEC Innovation Center. This report describes a HITEC evaluation designed to...

Materials: Taking a Second Look at Superpave

 

 

 

 

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