Damage Assessment for Reinforced Concrete Buildings with Shear Walls
This paper tries to establish the analytical method of damage assessment for R.C. buildings with shear walls before or after earthquake. Incremental nonlinear spectrum analysis, using...

Code Provisions for Unreinforced Masonry Bearing Wall Buildings in California
Prior to the Long Beach earthquake of 1933, unreinforced masonry (URM) construction was usual in California, as it still is in many areas of the United States. The poor performance of...

CenterCore Strengthening System for Seismic Hazard Reduction of Unreinforced Masonry Bearing Wall Buildings
The CenterCore technique of reinforcing unreinforced masonry walls was developed with the help of a National Science Foundation grant in 1984. The CenterCore strengthening system consists...

Seismic Retrofit of Building Structures with Unreinforced Masonry Infill Walls
The paper summarizes the result of an analytical study conducted by the authors concerning the evaluation of the seismic performance of buildings with unreinforced masonry infills. The...

The Engineer's Role in Reducing Curtainwall Failures
For a variety of reasons, engineers have abdicated responsibility for curtainwall design. Failures of curtainwall components are very common, leading to expensive repairs and even complete...

Dynamic In-Plane Racking Tests of Curtain Wall Glass Components
This paper is concerned with the seismic performance of 'architectural.' or 'non-structural' building elements such as glass elements in curtain wall systems. A pilot study was undertaken...

Evaluation of Seismic Isolation Schemes for a Historic Building
The U.S. Court of Appeals Ninth District building originally completed in 1905 with an expansion in 1933, suffered damage during the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake. The building is currently...

Investigation of Diaphragm Walls to Improve Performance, Design, and Construction
As a result of the need for tunnels, underground highways and parking structures, cofferdams, facilities related to the improvement of the environment, etc., there has been a significant...

Joint Design in Composite Columns/Steel Beam Structures
The use of a composite building system, utilizing a composite exterior column and a concrete spandrel beam system, proposed by Dr. Fazlur Khan in 1967, is recalled. In the last 25 years,...

A Shear Transfer Model for Floor-To-Wall Connections in Concrete Masonry Structures
Based upon experiments conducted at the Univ of California, San Diego (UCSD) on floor-to-wall connections in concrete masonry structures, a constitutive model was developed for the overall...

Analysis of Masonry Walls with Smeared and Discrete Crack Models
To design modern reinforced masonry structures for seismic loads and to evaluate the seismic safety of existing unreinforced masonry buildings, the shear resistance of masonry shear walls...

Dynamic Response of Variable Height Retaining Walls
A full-scale dynamic test was conducted on a 140 ft long reinforced concrete retaining wall. The observed resonant configurations were similar to those of a cantilever plate and showed...

Mud Mountain Dam Concrete Cutoff Wall
Mud Mountain Dam is an earth and rockfill flood control dam on the White River. The dam is located approximately 50 km southeast of Seattle, Washington. The dam was constructed in 1941...

Prestwood Lake Dam Rehabilitation
The Prestwood Lake Dam located in Hartsville, South Carolina is owned by Sonoco Products Co. It originally was a wood structure built in 1895. That structure was washed out by a hurricane...

Rehabilitation of the Deep Creek Lake Dam
This paper presents the rehabilitation design for upgrading the Deep Creek Lake dam. The Deep Creek dam is a rock fill dam, 92 feet (28 m) high and 1290 feet (393 m) long, and constructed...

Single-Shell Shotcrete Method
On a 60-m-long test stretch in the course of the construction of the Munich Subway the single-shell jointless shotcrete method was employed. In this case the standard cross section of...

Drift Emplaced Waste Package Thermal Response
Thermal calculations of the effects of radioactive waste decay heat on the potential repository at Yucca Mountain, Nevada, have been conducted by the Yucca Mountain Site Characterization...

Heat Transfer in Vertical Concentric Cylinders in a High Level Nuclear Waste Repository
Modeling free convection heat transfer in an cylindrical annular enclosure is still an active area of research and an important problem to be addressed in the high level nuclear waste...

Study of a Computer System for Evaluation of Bearing Wall Stresses in Structural Planning — Reasoning by Neural Network
This report proposes a reasoning system for bearing shear wall stresses in the ultimate state by using geometrical data of buildings and shear walls at the initial stage of aseismic structural...

The Force Between a Bogie and a Troubled Suspension and Guidance Coil
It is very important for the superconducting LSM Maglev vehicle to maintain the safety. Currents induced in suspension and guidance coils arranged on the side wall of a guide way generate...

 

 

 

 

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