A Tower-Like Structure with Distributed Stiffness, Mass and Plastic Zones Under Random Earthquake Loading
Random vibrations of an elastoplastic structure are treated by taking into account the finite spread of plastic zones as well as the effects of distributed mass and stiffness. Solution...

An Investigation of Field Performance of Reinforced Plastic Mortar Pipes
Every year many new pipe materials appear on the market for various applications. One of the important factors the design engineer and the user should consider while evaluating new products...

Pipeline Rehabilitation with Polyolefin Pipe
This paper provides an introductory discussion on the rehabilitation of a deteriorated pipe structure by insertion renewal with continuous lengths of polyolefin pipe. This sliplining or...

Underdrain Tube Wall, Perforation Design and OBPA to Minimize Bio-Chemical Clogging
Bio-chemical clogging of underdrains has been most frequently associated with iron deposits (ochre). The underlying sticking agents have been a variety of bacteria and their exudates commonly...

Settlement of Residual Soils
The method previously suggested by the author in 1977 for calculating settlement of non-plastic to slightly plastic Piedmont Physiographic Region residual soils is reviewed. Additional...

Analysis of Plastic Soil in Contact with Cavitose Bedrock
A numerical analysis has been conducted to evaluate the stress deformational response of highly plastic soils in contact with cavitose Bedrock. The numerical idealization represents the...

Plastic Concrete Cutoff Walls
The studies revealed that plastic concrete can be prepared having a coefficient of hydraulic conductivity that is less than 1 multiplied by 10** minus **7 cm/sec. The shear strength of...

Hydraulic Design Limitations for Gravity Flexible (Non-Rigid) Plastic Pipes Flowing with a Free Water Surface
Hydraulic design limitations are necessary for gravity plastic pipes when designed for use as a sanitary sewer, flowing part full with a free water surface. The limitation for pipes designed...

Practical Analysis of Flexibly-Connected Building Frames
Modeling of flexible connection behavior as elastic-perfectly plastic is proposed for analysis of building frames, and results based on this idealization are compared with fully non-linear...

Applied P-Delta Methods in the Design Office
At first glance some axioms of a P-Delta analysis appear to be paradoxical. First, the P-Delta effects are a direct function of the depth of the structure parallel to the wind direction....

Reliability of Structural Systems With Multiple Limit States
The purpose of this paper is to present a systematic treatment of the reliability of structural systems with multiple limit states. Several performance criteria (e. g. , excessive deflection,...

Plastic Pipes for Developing Nations

Elasticity and Plasticity of Concrete under Principal Stress Rotation

Analysis of RC Walls by Plastic-Fracturing Theory

Qualitative Physics and the Prediction of Structural Behavior
A key need in the application of expert systems to structural engineering design is the ability to predict structural deformation and stresses in the absence of a quantitative model. The...

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...

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...

 

 

 

 

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