Use of Porous Friction Course to Retard Reflection Cracks in Bituminous Overlays
Porous Friction Courses (PFC) are open-graded, high air void, bituminous mixtures that are applied to pavement surfaces to improve skid resistance. In 1989, PFC was used as an interlayer...

The Challenge of Operating Roped Shuttles on Curved Guideways
Guideway curvature creates design challenges unique to roped people mover systems. These challenges include: Positioning large numbers of rope support sheaves along the guideway to support...

Drilled Shaft Friction Evaluation via Pullout Tests
The history, development, and field test results of a small-scale 'pullout' test to assess the skin friction (fsu) for drilled shafts socketed in...

Negative Skin Friction Due to Wetting of Unsaturated Soil
A steel building at a cement plant un Utah was originally supported by spread footings. Shallow wetting of the coarse granular soils supporting the footings resulted in over three inches...

Laplace Valve Stroking to Control Water Hammer
The method of Laplace valve stroking to control water hammer is presented. Attention is directed to the most frequently encountered of the simple systems: a single pipe originating at...

Mine Support, Radiation and Ventilation Control with Spray-on Barriers
The use of spray-on liner agents to provide localized excavation support in place of traditional techniques such as shotcrete or bolts-and-screen has been the subject of extensive investigation....

Mixing Character and Meandering Mechanism of a Plane Jet Bounded in a Shallow Water Layer
A plane jet in a shallow water layer is characterized by the jet width b1/2 much larger than the water depth h at large downstream distances x/h...

Friction Loss Equations for Hydropower Facilities
Many water suppliers are pursuing economic benefits from water supply and distribution systems through development of hydropower facilities on pipelines. Excessive pressure head that used...

Effects of Viscosity on Migration of Spills of Hazardous Liquids

Skin Friction Distrtibutions on Piles in Sand
Presented in this paper are early results from an analytical investigation of the performance of a closed-ended pipe pile under monotonic axial loading in dense sand. The study was performed...

Interface Friction of Polypropylene Straps

Multiple Modes of Steady-State Slide-Rock Response
The dynamic response of free standing rigid bodies to base excitation can be quite complex, as evidenced by the five motions or modes to be considered in a two-dimensional analysis: rest,...

Stochastic Response of a Caster-Mounted System
The response statistics of a caster-mounted system with white noise excitation are estimated using the generalized equivalent linearization method. The displacement and velocity covariances...

Actively Controlled P-F Based Sliding Structures
This study summarizes about three years of research effort related to active control of sliding structures to both harmonic and strong earthquake type motions. This is the first time such...

Studies Related to Aircraft/Runway Friction Performance
Gaining a better understanding of the many factors influencing the tire/runway friction interface is the aim of several ongoing NASA Langley research programs. Results from studies conducted...

Frictional Aspect of Rocking-Sliding of a Rigid Block with Surface Impact
During the very short time of impact between a rigid rectangular block and a rigid foundation, the interface pressure distribution varies with time in a complicated manner. Due to this...

Determination of Interfacial Shear and Normal Stresses in Fiber Pull-Out
In this paper we present an improved formulation for the pullout problem, wherein both the effects of fiber end condition and interfacial and frictional shear stresses are considered....

Computational Gradient Plasticity
The inclusion of higher-order deformation gradients is of paramount importance for properly describing strain localization within the framework of continuum mechanics. In this contribution...

Friction and Cohesion in Ice Rubble Reviewed
An argument is ventured that accumulations of ice rubble undergoing continuous shear deformation are essentially cohesionless. In terms of the Mohr-Coulomb failure criterion, therefore,...

Network Modeling in a Water System with Ferrous Deposits
This paper presents the experiences and results of a network modeling study. A model for the University of Idaho water supply system was developed and verified to the extent possible with...

 

 

 

 

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