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...

Effects of Ground Failure on Ductile Iron Pipe
The design studies and procedures outlined in this paper for pipelines that must cross earthquake fault zones are also applicable to similar ground disturbances resulting from landslides,...

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...

Frame Stability - A Canadian Designer's Approach
The deficiencies and fallacies of the simplistic effective column length approach to frame stability are demonstrated through its application to a 57-story rigidly framed building structure....

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...

Measurement of Vertical Ground Vibrations
This paper examines the use of surface and embedded mountings, to which transducers are attached for the measurement of free field vertical ground vibrations. Upper limits to the frequency...

The Effects of P-Delta and Semi-Rigid Connections on Response Behavior of Inelastic Steel Frames Subjected to Cyclic and Seismic Loadings
A numerical method is presented for analyzing semi-rigid connected steel frames subjected to various time-dependent excitations with consideration of damping, nonlinear material behavior...

Earth Pressure on Underground Rigid Pipe in a Centrifuge
A series of centrifugal model tests on underground pipes that simulate the actual construction process were carried out to investigate the earth pressure concentration onto the pipe (particularly...

Experimental Investigation of Composite Rigid Frames
According to the series of tests conducted by the authors on composite rigid frame models, the compressive principal stress in the steel web plate at the corner panel was considerably...

Staggered Truss Adapted to High Rise
The 34-floor Nashville Convention Center Hotel required a structural system that would overcome the tendency to vibrate in the wind. The solution was a modified staggered frame truss,...

Bending Moment of Underground Flexible Pipes in a Centrifuge
The effect of several factors on bending moment of an underground flexible pipe section buried in a ditch with sheet piling was investigated experimentally by means of centrifugal model...

Numerical Simulation of Soil-Pipeline Interaction in a Ground Subsidence Zone
In this paper, the flexural interaction between a buried pipeline and the surrounding soil is examined by employing a combined boundary element-finite element scheme. The flexural interaction...

A New Alternative in Steel Construction—Partially Restrained Connections
Lack of formal training in methods as well as the lack of specific guidelines have limited the understanding and utilization of semi-rigid connection technology. A renewed interest in...

Behaviour and Strength of Steel Frames with Semi-Rigid Connections
A research study was started at the Politecnico of Milan (Italy) to investigate the influence of the main governing parameters on the behaviour and strength of flexible frames. A sophisticated...

Advances in Underground Pipeline Engineering
The field of underground pipeline engineering has undergone a rapid growth during the last two decades. The analysis, design, construction, operation, and maintenance of underground pipelines...

 

 

 

 

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