Safety Assessment of a Chemical Reactor Vessel
The potential explosion loadings on a chemical reactor vessel is described in this paper. The potential loads presented provide a basis for designing spherical storage vessels which will...

Dynamic Testing of Unreinforced Brick Masonry Infills
A significant seismic hazard may exist when unreinforced masonry infill panels fall out of their surrounding frames as a result of excessive accelerations applied normal to their plane....

Uplift Resistance of Plywood and OSB Roof Sheathing
A test program to determine the resistance of plywood and OSB roof sheathing to uplift pressures created by wind flowing over a residential roof structure will provide valuable data to...

A Probabilistic Approach to the Response of Tall Buildings to Wind Loadings
Tall buildings constructed in recent years are light in weight, flexible and low in damping. This is the consequence of using lighter material with higher strength, and fewer interior...

Gust Speeds in Hurricanes
Based on strip-chart records of wind speeds representing 11 recording stations and four hurricanes, it is concluded that gust factors for hurricanes generally exceed the gust factors proposed...

Analysis of Unstiffened and Stiffened Tubular Members Under External Pressure and Structural Loads
This paper summarizes some important results concerning the ultimate capacity of stiffened and unstiffened tubes under combined loading. Such tubes are candidates for use in offshore structures...

Elasto-Plastic Buckling Design for Shallow Cylindrical Shells under External Pressure
Pressures providing elastic-plastic buckling conditions for thin shallow cylindrical shell panels are presented. Classical simple support boundary conditions have been adopted for the...

Designing Optimal Reliable Multiquality Water Supply Systems
A methodology which integrates optimal design and reliability of a multiquality water supply system is presented and demonstrated. The system constructed is able to sustain prescribed...

Modeling Flow in Variably-Saturated Porous Media
An expression for effective hydraulic conductivity to solve groundwater flow problems is developed. Also, a refined Monte Carlo (MC) simulation procedure is proposed. The developed methodologies...

Pressure-Driven Gas Flow in Heated, Partially-Saturated Porous Media

Dual Purpose Pipeline in the 1900s Environment

Hydraulic Analysis of an HDPE Water Supply Pipeline

Sudden Pressure Drop and Pipeline Failure - Case Studies

Footing Load Tests on Sand
Four full size footings were load tested at a site in Texas. The embedded footings were situated on a thin layer of stiff clay underlain by a thick deposit of medium dense to dense sand....

Uplift Load-Displacement Behavior of Grillage Foundations
Full-scale field tests were conducted on steel grillage foundations for lattice transmission line towers that had been in place since 1929, 1947, and 1958. A total of eight tests were...

Analysis of the Juturnaiba Embankment Dam Built on an Organic Soft Clay
The Juturnaiba Dam, located in the northern part of Rio de Janeiro State, Brazil, has 1.2 km of its length built on an organic soft clay about four meters deep. The construction of the...

Performance of Nanhua Dam During Construction
The pore pressure response and settlement during the construction of Nanhua dam were studied by several methods, including Hilf's method, laboratory stress path simulation and numerical...

Post-Cyclic Consolidation Behavior of Loose Sands
By performing Ko consolidation on samples accumulated various levels of strains and residual pore pressures due to cyclic loading, the post-earthquake settlement characteristics of two...

The Influence of Engineering Judgement in the Settlement Analysis of a Test Fill Near Châlon-sur-Saône, France
This paper describes the settlement study for a test fill near Chalon-sur-Saone (France). The soil profile at the site comprised a silty clay layer 4.2 m thick. The elevation of the ground...

Vertical Displacement Induced in Soil by Conical Shell Foundations
Shells can hold prospect for adoption in foundation engineering only if they can be projected as economical alternatives to conventional flat foundations. Therefore, the initial enthusiasm...

 

 

 

 

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