New Concepts in Structural Strength Assessment for Large Buildings in Fire
This paper presents theoretical descriptions of the key phenomena that govern the behaviour of composite framed structures in fire. These descriptions have been developed in parallel with...

High Performance Dampers for Bridges
A multi-disciplinary research study investigates the use of shape memory alloys as seismic dampers in bridges. Shape memory alloys are a class of alloys that display several unique characteristics,...

Structural Lumber from Small-Diameter Western U.S. Softwood Trees
The purpose of this study was to determine the mechanical properties, and corresponding economic value, of dimension lumber produced from selected over-stocked forest stands of small-diameter...

Small-Diameter Round Timber Connections
An over stocking of trees having diameters less than 20 cm, as measured 1.52 m off the ground presents a major fire hazard to over 54 million acres of National Forest land. Improving the...

Development and Validation of Mechanistic Coefficients for Flexible Pavement Structures Designed by AASHTO Guide

Woodrow Wilson Bridge: Soft Ground Challenges in Virginia

Foundations and Ground Improvement
This proceedings, Foundations and Ground Improvement, consists of papers presented and accepted for publication for the specialty conference,...

Selected Geotechnical papers of James K. Mitchell
Civil Engineering Classics
Sponsored by the Geo-Institute of ASCE. This collections contains 35 key papers by James K. Mitchell during his extraordinary career as a geotechnical...

Modeling of Inelastic Behavior of RC Structures under Seismic Loads
Proceedings of the U.S.–Japan Seminar on Post-Peak Behavior of Reinforced Concrete Structures Subjected to Seismic Loads: Recent Advances and Challenges on Analysis and Design, held in...

Geotechnical Testing, Observation, and Documentation
A geotechnical report, field and laboratory testing, as well as observation and documentation are all integral parts of most geotechnical projects. A technician is usually dispatched to...

Sprinkler Irrigation
In sprinkler irrigation, water is applied to the soil using a pressurized piping system with nozzles, jets, or perforated pipe that sprays the water into the air. These sprinkler devices...

Subirrigation: Water Table Management
Water table management (subirrigation) is accomplished by controlling the water table, usually through a subsurface drainage system. The crop is subirrigated with water being furnished...

On Martian Soil
Discussions are ongoing about how and when to build human settlements on other worlds. Many scientific discussions have focused on settlements on Mars, and how the initial colonists would...

Digging for Answers (Available in Geoenvironmental Engineering Special Issue only)
Research at the six facilities that make up the National Geotechnical Experimentation Sites (NGES) has included tests on minipiles, groups of driven piles, shafts drilled in rock, and...

Another Direction
Soil and groundwater contamination continues to be a problem throughout the United States, and on-site remedies are often time-consuming and costly. When such contamination lies underneath...

Modeling Sand Bank Formation Around Tidal Headlands

Sand Rights: A Legal System to Protect Shores of the Sea

Natural Tracers of Coastal Sediments
The properties of natural sediments can be used to determine their sources and to trace their transport paths through coastal environments. These properties include the mineralogies of...

San Diego Regional Beach Sand Project
The San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG) is proposing the San Diego Regional Beach Sand Project to replenish the County's beaches. SANDAG represents the Cities within San Diego...

Regional Shoreline Group Session
California's beaches have suffered over the past decade. However to date, very little has been done to address the problem. The Sand Rights 99 conference serves as the venue for addressing...

 

 

 

 

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