Dampers Do the Job at Davis (Available only in Structural Engineering Special Issue)
Three recent earthquakes—the Kobe earthquake in Japan and the Loma Prieta and Northridge earthquakes in California—have caused engineers to take a much more serious approach to seismic...

Forensic Engineering
This proceedings contains the papers resented at the First Forensic Engineering Congress, a special part of the American Society of Civil Engineers Annual Convention held in Minneapolis,...

Optimal Design of 2-D Frames Using a Genetic Algorithm

Evaluating Earthquake Hazards
Earthquake hazards vary considerably in different parts of the country. The effect of an earthquake on telecommunication systems is influenced by the magnitude of the earthquake, the proximity...

Guyed Structures Configurations
This section considers guyed structure configurations, such as single poles or masts, stub poles, H-frames, rigid frames, and masted towers....

This section presents theoretical and practical concepts for the analysis of guyed transmission structures. The concepts are further illustrated in the examples of Section 8. The term...

This chapter discusses guyed structure design. Topics include loadings and design restrictions; guy clearances; guy design; guy anchorage; connections; structural design of poles and H-frames;...

Comparison of Blast and Earthquake Effects on Reinforced Concrete Frame Structures
This chapter compares the damage done by an explosive blast and an earthquake....

Translucent Structural Beacon
In East Los Angeles some 2,000 children, teens and adults are accessing their future inside a building that is as high-tech as the computers they are using to learn. The 40,000 sq ft building...

Cross-Frame Diaphragms for Steel Girder Bridges Using the AASHTO LRFD Bridge Design Specifications

Seismic Rehabilitation of a Non-Ductile Concrete Frame Building Using Shearwalls

Seismic Analysis and Retrofit Design of the Anheuser-Busch Bevo Building in St. Louis, Missouri

Minimizing Floor Vibrations from Occupant Activities

Dynamic Stiffness Analysis of Lattice Structure

Optimal Rehabilitation of Locally Damaged Structures Using the Pseudo Distortion Method

The Kobe Earthquake: Performance of Engineered Buildings

Steel Moment Frames with Welded Connections

Implications of Measured Near-Field Ground Motion on Structural Response

Welded Steel Moment Frame Joint Testing Programs

Shear-wall Retrofit
With the effects of the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake still lingering and another quake looming sometime in the future, engineers faced with retrofitting the Pacific Gas & Electric...





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