Composite Walls as Shear Elements in Tall Structures
This paper describes a system of composite walling that can be used as a lateral load resisting system in tall structures. The composite walling comprises two skins of profiled steel sheeting...

Structural Reliability Analysis of Masonry Shear Walls

Shock-tested R. C. Slabs: Significant Parameters
Shock-tube tests of plain concrete and reinforced concrete (R. C.) slabs were performed. The influence of free water in concrete pores, emphasized in previous tests at a material level,...

Impulsive Punching of Fiber-Reinforced Concrete Slabs
The behavior of FRC slabs reinforced with polymeric fibers (polyacrylonitrile fibers PAN) and subjected to impulsive punching is analyzed here in order to clarify to what extent the fibers...

Local Web Crippling of Unstiffened Multi-Cell Box Sections
Full-scale experiments and analyses show that the AISC/LRFD design equations for web yielding and web crippling strength of unstiffened webs, developed from test data on I sections, can...

Hurricane Windspeeds at Inland Locations
A critical review of the windfield and filling models used in the hurricane simulation procedure of Batts et al. [1980] clearly indicates that the hurricane windspeeds they obtained for...

The Use of Coda Waves for Characterizing the Site Effect on Strong Ground Motion
The well established separability of source, path and site effects on coda waves of local seismic events offers the most effective means for determining the site amplification factor empirically....

Mechanical Behavior of Dowels Embedded in Concrete
In this paper an experimental investigation on the behavior of dowels embedded in concrete is described. The dowel strength under monotonic forces with two different boundary conditions...

Criteria for Acceptable Wind-Induced Motions
This paper discusses criteria for evaluating acceptable wind-induced building motions. The paper draws on the results of moving room experiments and the performance of actual buildings...

Methods to Control Wind-Induced Building Motions
The wind-induced response of tall buildings can be controlled by global design modifications that can be placed in three broad categories, namely, design changes in structural systems,...

Metal Truss Plates: Less than Full-Depth Penetration and Shear Buckling
This paper presents the results of two experimental studies on metal truss plates which are used to join members of wood trusses. The first study investigated the effect that less than...

Seismic Strengthening of URM Buildings with Steel Bracing
Unreinforced masonry (URM) buildings with large open fronts are extremely vulnerable to seismic inputs posing serious life safety hazard. Steel bracing systems have been used to upgrade...

Shear Design Guidelines for Polyester Concrete Using Recycled Plastic
Previous research on the shear behavior of steel-reinforced polymer concrete (PC) beams has been very limited and no efficient design procedures have been proposed. In all the previous...

Synthetic Wind for Investigations in Time-Domain
Buffeting investigations of large bridges carried out in time-domain permit modelling of the non-linearity of the system and wind force. Correct simulation of the natural wind plays a...

Biaxial Testing of Brittle Repair Material for Rigid Pavements
Most codes of practice prescribe procedures for selecting patch configuration and material based on test devised for evaluating new pavement materials. This study is aimed at examined...

Wind Forces on Industrial Facilities

Instrumentation and Testing of a Three Hinge Arch for Service Loads Increase
A three hinge arch railroad bridge was instrumented and tested to evaluate its condition and the required modification for increasing the service loads. Initially the structure was designed...

Seismic Upgrades Using Energy Dissipation Devices
This paper presents a model for developing comparative seismic rehabilitation schemes for essential facilities using both conventional techniques and passive control devices. Essential...

Tests of Full-Size Pretensioned AASHTO Beams with Debonded Strands
A summary of an experimental investigation dealing with the effects of strand debonding on the flexure and shear behavior of simply supported pretensioned AASHTO beams with a cast-in-place...

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...

 

 

 

 

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