Elastic Frame Analysis - Corrections Necessary For Design Of Short Columns In Braced Frames

Moisture Effects on Extruded Polystyrene Insulation
The amount of moisture within the insulation was determined by carefully weighing each sample and then measuring its volume. Two methods of measuring thermal conductivity were used. The...

Sheet Pile Interlock Behavior: A Moving Contract Problem
The finite element method is used to analyze the behavior of sheet pile interlocks subjected to an uniaxial pull test. The thumb and finger of the interlock provide three contact points...

Elasticity and Plasticity of Concrete under Principal Stress Rotation

Analysis of RC Walls by Plastic-Fracturing Theory

On Reliability-Based Structural Optimization for Earthquakes
Previous studies of reliability-based structural optimization have been extended in order to investigate the applicability of the linear statistical model in cases where random parameters...

Roof Membranes: New Systems, New Problems
Market trends in roof membranes are described; most important is the use of single-ply membranes of rubber or plastic in the past decade. A swing to modified bitumen membranes is predicted...

Viscoplastic Fluid Model for Debris Flow Routing
This paper describes how a generalized viscoplastic fluid model, which was developed based on non-Newtonian fluid mechanics, can be successfully applied to routing a debris flow down a...

Optimization for Overall Stability
This paper synthesizes design of trusses for linear stability constraint as an optimization problem where linear stability is defined as a generalized eigenvalue problem and presents a...

Ice Load Prediction with the Use of a Rate-Dependent Anisotropic Constitutive Law
Man-made structures built in arctic offshore areas are subject to ice loads. Traditional methods for estimating ice loads rely on an indentation factor from rigid-plasticity, an empirical...

Concepts and Methods in Reliability-Based Structural Optimization
This paper presents an overview of the major concepts and methods used in reliability-based structural optimization. New formulations related to multicriteria optimization are developed....

On the Design of Continuous Composite Beams
Methods of analysis and design of continuous composite beams are presented. Numerical analysis is used to determine the effective width of the slabs to be used in design. The influence...

Reshaping the Future of Plastic Buildings
Plastic structures have been around for 40 years, but have for the most part been showcases with little use in the mainstream of the building industry. To be used effectively, plastics...

Modular Plastic Media for Shallow Bed Trickling Filter Applications
Little specific data is available for less sophisticated trickling filter systems which employ recent plastic media designs for shallow bed filters without the added cost of subsequent...

Metal and Plastic Pipelines: Design and Construction Aspects
This paper discusses design and construction aspects of four cross-country pipelines that were built in central Alberta, Canada during 1982-1983. The first two pipelines, carrying different...

Field Burial Tests of Corrugated Double Wall PVC Pipe
A new lightweight PVC pipe, consisting of a smooth inner wall and a corrugated outer wall, has been introduced in the U. S. sanitary sewer market in 4 through 10 in. diameters. Field burial...

Stiffness Requirements for HDPE, Profile Wall Pipe
For the past two years the Gulf Oil Corporation has sponsored a research study on profile wall High Density Polyethylene (HDPE) pipe at Texas A & M University. A pipe design computer...

Long Term Deflection of Buried Plastic Sewer Pipes
During the 70's and the early 80's a research program has been carried out in Sweden regarding the long term behaviour of buried plastic pipes. The program has...

Buried Fiberglass Pipe Response to Field Installation Methods
In 1970 near Yuma, Arizona, a field test installation of 30 inch diameter fiberglass pipe was constructed. Twelve years later the pipeline was remeasured. Measurements of pipe profile,...

Strains Induced by Combined Loading in Buried Pressurized Fiberglass Pipe
In 1983 Owens Corning Fiberglas and Utah State University collaborated on a study of combined strain behavior of fiberglass pipe to quantify the bending strain reduction as a function...

 

 

 

 

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