URSULA: Design of an Underwater Robot for Nuclear Reactor Vessel Inspection
This paper describes the development of an underwater robotic system that will be used to perform ultrasonic inspections of nuclear reactor vessel weldments. The development effort consists...

Axisymmetric Vibrations of Thick-Walled Cylindrical Tubes in the Presence of Thermal Residual Stresses
The paper presents an approach to the analysis of axisymmetric vibrations of thick-walled specially orthotropic multilayered cylindrical tubes. The first part of the paper is concerned...

Spacecraft Wall Design for Orbital Debris Impact
This paper describes a method for obtaining the optimal rise angle of corrugated bumpers for the design of space structures in the event of an on-orbit impact. The procedure determines...

GLG Grand, Atlanta Design and Construction

Seismic Design of RC Structural Walls with Unsymmetrical Cross-Sections
An overview of seismic design issues and current experimental research for walls with unsymmetrical cross-sections is presented. The experimental studies include approximately 1/4 and...

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

Monitoring of Structures During Repair of Underground Utilities
A collapse of underground utilities at a power plant required the constant monitoring of the surrounding structures during excavation and replacement of the damaged pipes. A computer-based...

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...

Where do the Arrows Come From? Evaluating Structural Loads
Two elements of an undergraduate's structural education that are not treated well in most textbooks are (1) the development of correct loads and (2) load modelling-that is, how the load...

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...

 

 

 

 

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