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

Case Study - Performance of Diaphragm Walls During Construction; Predictions vs. Field Measurements
Rigid diaphragm walls (slurry walls) are being used more than any other earth supporting system for underground construction projects in confined downtown sites throughout the United States...

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...

Testing of Concrete Curtain Wall Panels Reinforced with FRP Grids
The objective of this paper is to evaluate the suitability of Fiber Reinforced Plastic (FRP) grids for use as a structural; reinforcement in concrete curtain wall panels. This paper describes...

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...

Messeturm Tower: Frankfurt, Germany
A 256 meter (840 feet)tall office tower, currently the tallest building in Europe, has been constructed in Frankfurt Germany. The 7- story structure with 85500 square meter (920,000 square...

Gothic Structure and Design: Narbonne Cathedral
Viollet le Duc considered Narbonne Cathedral to be one of the best constructed Gothic buildings in France. The ambulatory piers are single courses of stone bonded into adjacent walls....

Floor to Wall Anchors in Historic Brick Buildings
The poster presentation at the Structures' Congress details a retrofit analysis performed on the Gilroy Historic Commercial Building, which was instrumented during the Loma Prieta Earthquake....

The Structural History of the Jacob Bachmann Tavern
The Jacob Bachmann Tavern is located in Easton, Pennsylvania. It is a collection of four interconnected buildings that have been constructed and modified over a period of 240 years. Structural...

Imperfections and Thin-Walled Bars Behaviour
Experimental and theoretical observations allowed us to present some new conclusions concerning the proper, and safe designing of the structures composed of thin-walled bars (TWB). These...

Wall Relief and Three Dimensional Suspension Sculpture Utilizing Tension and Membrane Structures
The aesthetic concerns and observations on sculptural forms involve tension and membrane structures. In the following discussion, the textile forms, which strongly influenced the more...

Validation of a Continental-Scale Storm Surge Model for the Coast of Delaware
Coastal structures are designed to provide protection against various forces of nature acting in the coastal zone. Structures such as seawalls are expected to provide onshore protection...

Wave Run-Up and Reflection on a Permeable Sea Wall
The swash oscillation on a sloping seawall made of step-shaped concrete blocks, waves and water particle velocity in front of the seawall were measured. It was inferred that incident waves...

Wave Setup Near a Seawall: Experiments and a Numerical Model

Locking Into Success
In 1961, at Wheeler Lock in Alabama, crews with the Tennessee Valley Authority tried to incorporate an existing lock wall into a new cofferdam. A major portion of the land wall slid about...

Slurry Trenching for Waterway Pipeline Installation

Improved Computer Simulation of 3D Wind Flow Around a Building
A two-layer method combining the k-ɜ model with the one-equation model near the wall has been tested in computing the wind conditions around a cubic building. In contrast with the simple...

Integrated Product Models
A review is made of current STEP standards efforts to develop integrated product models, using the Express language. An example of a building wall is presented, along with some general...

 

 

 

 

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