Flexural Strength of Externally Reinforced Concrete Beams
Results from tests of one rectangular and one T-beam are reported. The beams were strengthened by epoxy-bonding a 1/4 in. (6 mm) thick Glass Fiber Reinforced Plastic plate along the tension...

Bond Strength of Fiber Reinforced Plastic Bars in Concrete
In this study, 27 beam specimens were tested to determine the bond strength of fiber reinforced plastic bars (FRP) in tension. The specimens were reinforced with #4, #6, or #8 FRP bars....

Bibliography of Steel Columns
This book, which was prepared by the Committee on Compression Members of the Structural Division of the American Society of Civil Engineers, attempts to provide a complete bibliography...

Grouting Slip Liners: The New Inside Story
There are approximately 800,000 miles of water and sewer pipelines in the U.S. that need remedial work. About 2% need work each year, usually due to normal or accidental corrosion. Normal...

A Topology Variational Method for Reliability Analysis of Structural Systems
A force method of structural analysis, named topology variational method, is used to compute the reliability of plastic framework. The system failure is defined in terms of a global response...

Response Analysis of an Elasto-Plastic System Under Nonstationary Random Input
This study presents that the variance of cumulative plastic deformation of a simple elasto-plastic structure under seismic excitation can be estimated in a relatively simple theoretical...

Fatigue Design and Reliability Analysis of CFRP Composites
The statistical fatigue properties of unidirectional (UD) T800/3631 carbon/epoxy composite laminates are investigated in this paper. Fatigue tests were conducted under rotating bending....

Reliability of Plastic Slabs
In the paper it is shown how upper and lower bounds for the reliability of plastic slabs can be determined. For the fundamental case it is shown that optimal bounds of a deterministic...

Reliability-Oriented Materials Design of Composite Materials
A basic formulation for evaluating safety index of unidirectional fiber reinforced laminate is presented. The proposed formulation is based on in-plane failure criteria of composite laminate...

Pressure Vessels for Space Station Freedom
Space Station Freedom (SSF) will utilize more than 10 different types of pressure vessels for storage of oxygen, hydrogen, nitrogen and mixed gases at operating pressures ranging from...

Optimization of Structures Under Stochastic Loads
A method for design under multiple stochastic loads based on optimization is developed. The objective function such as cost is minimized under the constraint that the probabilities of...

A Hardening/Softening Model of Snow for Snow-Working Processes

Beautiful Bridges and Highways in the West
This paper recounts 75 years of progress in the design of aesthetic bridges and highways in the west. Not a new idea, there are numerous existing examples showing that the goal of good...

An Optimal Design of Steel Pipe Pile Foundation
This paper presents an optimal design method for the steel pipe pile foundation of bridge pier using a nonlinear programming. It is firstly assumed that an imaginary wall model behaves...

Fiberglas Reinforced Plastic Rebars in Lieu of Steel Rebars
Fiberglass reinforced plastics have recently been introduced in the market in the form of rebars for concrete reinforcement. The light weight, corrosion resistance and non-magnetic properties...

Flexural and Shear Moduli of FRP Beams
The analysis and design of structures of pultruded fiber reinforced plastic (FRP), constant cross-section, commercially produced, beams is discussed in the context of a shear deformation...

Effect of Temperature on the Load-Carrying Capacity of Fiber Glass Reinforced Plastic Beams
This paper describes an experimental investigation into the behavior of two T shaped beams made of fiber glass reinforcement and polyester or vinylester binders. Tests were performed at...

Application of Fiber-Composites in Civil Engineering
Two potential applications of Glass-Fiber-Reinforced-Plastics (GFRP) in civil engineering type structures are investigated: (1) GFRP rebars in concrete beams; (2) strengthening of concrete...

Discrete Field Stability Analysis of Latticed Towers
The design of latticed towers is often controlled by the stability of the overall system as opposed to local member buckling. The purpose of this paper is to develop an elastic stability...

Earthquake Resistant Design Using Friction Pendulum Connections
The Friction Pendulum System (FPS) offers a simple approach for increasing a structure's earthquake resistance. The approach uses steel connections which absorb earthquake...

 

 

 

 

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