Geotechnical Instrumentation for Roadways: Shifting from Manual to Automated
Geotechnical instruments, including inclinometers, piezometers, settlement plates, etc., have long been used during and after construction to monitor performance of transportation infrastructure, including...

Structural Members and Connections Used in Foundations
This chapter specifies design procedures for steel members and connections embedded in concrete foundations or the earth. Additional design requirements for structural members and connections...

Offshore Platform Steel Specification
The discovery in the 1980's of local brittle zones (LBZ's) in and near the heat-affected zone (HAZ) of the fabrication welds in certain offshore platform steels...

Alternative Hybrid Wall Systems
This chapter discusses alternative hybrid wall systems. Topics include unbonded post-tensioned coupled wall systems; steel coupling beam with fuse; and composite shear plate coupling beam....

Development of Method for Measuring Susceptibility of Steel Plate to Lamellar Tearing

Roark Flat Plates
This chapter discusses the tabulation of roark flat plates data in Microsoft Excel....

On the Inelastic Design of Steel I Girder Bridges
This paper documents the development of a relatively easy to use set of effective plastic moment expressions and compares the performance of these equations with a series of experimental...

Outside the Box
Employing an innovative design that made construction quick and economical, the box girder structure carrying Highway N-2 over interstate 80 near Grand Island, Nebraska, became the first...

Worthy Successor
Now under construction, the replacement for Florida's Hathaway Bridge, which crosses St. Andrew Bay in Panama City, will more than double the capacity of the existing structure....

Crossing the Yangtze
The Nanjing Second Yangtze River Bridge, which links two parts of the city of Nanjing, features the first use of an epoxy asphalt deck pavement in China and one of the longest cable-stayed...

Rhythm of Beachrock Levels in Contrasting Plate Settings: Rifting Red Sea and North American-Caribbean Plates
Sequences of beachrocks have been compared from the northern Red Sea, the North American plate (north shore of Puerto Rico), and an island of the Caribbean plate. In all these areas the...

Ahead of the Curve
Four curved steel girder bridges for Pittsburgh's light-rail project posed challenges ranging from multiple site constraints to special rail loads and welded rail interactions....

A Grand New Bridge
Approximately 65 km south of Seoul, rising above the Asan Bay, the Seohae Grand Bridge now stands as the longest bridge in South Korea. The 9.4 km long cable-stayed bridge, which runs...

Magnetic Perturbation Imaging for Prestressed Concrete Evaluation
Many prestressed concrete bridge structures in the United States and other parts of the world are over thirty years old and have shown various signs of distress. Corrosion or fracture...

Maintenance of Diaphragm-Girder Connections
Fatigue cracking at diaphragm-girder connections and at similar connections of cross-frames and floorbeams have been common in steel highway bridges for the past 20 or 30 years. Fatigue...

Pushing Back
(Available on in special edition) The design for the $3.5-million Cameron Run tunnel rehabilitation project involved a tricky and relatively unproven method of pushing corrugated steel...

Speeding Across Spain
Spain is extending its high-speed rail system—the Alta Velocidad Española (AVE)—to include a line running from Madrid to Lleida, with stops in Guadalajara and Zaragoza. The line will extend...

Holding Steady
The San Diego—Coronado Bay Bridge is an unmistakable landmark that frames the skyline of downtown San Diego, providing a vital link between the mainland and the Coronado peninsula. The...

Sharp Curves
In Madison, Mississippi, just north of Jackson on Interstate 55, a diamond interchange with State Route 463 has become a bottleneck for commuters and local motorists. But the typical solution—a...

Composites Enhance Timber Bridges
Two relatively new technologies are available for reinforcing or strengthening timber bridges with fiber-reinforced polymers (FRPs). The first consists in reinforcing the tension side...

 

 

 

 

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