Performance of a Prestressed Rigid Frame During Removal of Column 6W from I93 in Boston, Massachusetts
The first phase of the suppression of Boston's Central Artery included the Early Viaduct Construction in the Central Artery North Area. This project required that Column 6W...

Influence of Rigidity of Soil Surrounding Shield Tunnel Upon Equivalent Rigidity of the Tunnel in Axial Direction
The purpose of this study is to investigate the interaction between ground surrounding a shield-driven tunnel and segments, especially their ring-joint portion. When a seismic force acts...

Advances in Pipeline Materials and Design in Europe and North America
This paper presents an overview of various developments in materials technology and design procedures in the Western Hemisphere over the last 20 years. Some projections for anticipated...

FE Elastic Analysis of Measured Earth Pressure on Buried Rigid Pipes in Centrifuged Models
FE elastic analyses of earth pressure on buried rigid pipes yielded results that agreed well with the earth pressure measured in 42 centrifuged models, confirming both the reliability...

Analysis of Arbitrarily Shaped Rigid Bodies

p-Version of FEM and Shape Optimal Design
This paper presents some research results obtained recently in using the p-version of the finite element method (FEM) for shape optimal design. It is shown that the p-version 2-D elastic...

Optimizing the Design of High-Rise Steel Buildings
The approximate stiffness method is utilized for a proposed procedure to evaluate the stiffness of the various frames and the stiffness of the members within the frames to provide a drift-controlled...

Characteristics of a Structure-Foundation System
The dynamic characteristics of the structure-foundation system of a 1/4 -scale nuclear power plant containment model is studied using seismic records. The model structure is treated as...

Nonlinear Analysis for the Aseismic Strength of Highrise Steel Frame With Semi-Rigid Joints by Pseudo-Elastic Approach
This paper suggests that the direct stiffness method is still useful in dealing with the nonlinear analysis for the aseismic capacity of highrise steel frame while the Pseudo-elastic approach...

Effects of Semi-Rigid Connections and P-Δ Forces on the Optimum Design of Seismic Steel Frames
By utilizing methods of optimality critera and constraint gradients, the minimum weight design of semi-rigid planar steel frames subjected to static and seismic excitations is presented...

A Study on Concrete Filled RHS Column to H-Beam Connections Fabricated with HT Bolts in Rigid Frames

Orthogonal Expansion for Beam Variability
A new method for the solution of problems involving random media is proposed. The medium property is represented by a stochastic process. The method makes use of an orthogonal expansion...

Stochastic Finite Element Analysis of Frames with Flexible Connections
A procedure is proposed in this paper for the stochastic finite element analysis of frames with stochastic connection rigidity. A beam-column element is used to simulate the connection...

Integrated Preliminary Analysis and Design of Steel Building Structures

Flexibly Connected Thin-Walled Steel Frame Response
The static response of flexibly connected plane frames composed of thin-walled steel members is presented. Analysis capabilities include post-local-buckling strength and elastic semi-rigid...

Behavior and Design of Semi-Rigid Composite Frames
Recent advances and experimental research on the behavior of composite semi-rigid frames indicates that substantial savings can be achieved with this method of construction. The current...

Taipei Trade
The appearance of this building is remarkable—so were the cost savings. A design change form rigid shear walls to a ductile frame helped keep construction of Taipei's World...

Discrete Limit Analysis of R/C Shear Walls

Rigid Body Random Rocking Prediction
The stochastic rocking of a rigid block due to shaking of its foundation is examined. The foundation is flexible (Winkler) and its independent springs and dashpots separate from the block...

Complex Tower Meets Quake Code
A Los Angeles building consists of a triangular 23-story office tower stacked on top of an 11-story rectangular parking garage. The dual-shape is unique in seismically active southern...

 

 

 

 

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