Finite Element Analysis of Shear in RC Girders
Two complementary approaches are presented to model the shear behaviour of reinforced concrete structures. A local one, based on a probabilistic modelling of cracking, accounts for local...

Fast Monte Carlo Simulations and Safety Index Checking
This paper presents recent techniques which require a small number of simulations to assess the structural reliability. They combine both the concept of importance zones in the random...

Optimization of Controlled Structures: Using H? Theory
This paper presents the algorithm for the design of a controlled structure in which the structural and control systems are designed simultaneously. The problem is posed as an optimization...

Stability Analysis of Optimal Active Control Systems with Time-Delay and Other Influence Parameters
This paper presents a theoretical solution for determining the stability region of multi-story buildings equipped with one active tendon controller on a certain floor. In this theoretical...

SQP Methods for Inverse Airfoil Design
We consider inverse design problems of systems governed by suitable discretizations of a boundary value problem (BVP). We present and examine a Sequential Quadratic Programming (SQP) method...

Generalized Optimal Active Control with Embedded and Half-space Soil-Structure Interaction
The paper presents an optimal active control algorithm with soil-structure interaction for seismic response. By using an intelligent device in the feedback gain matrix, the algorithm can...

Computing in Analysis and Design in Structural Engineering Education, Practice and Registration - A Rationale for Dialogue
Structural analysis and design are increasingly being taught using personal computers, workstations or mainframe computers at the universities. The structural engineering designs in small...

Computing in Analysis and Design in Structural Engineering - An Educator's Point of View
The use of the computer in structural engineering education is discussed. It is emphasized that the students must have an understanding of both the analysis process and the behavior of...

Computing and Design in Structural Engineering A Practicing Engineer's Point of View
The development of the electronic computational power of the computer has been a boon to the structural engineering profession. The resulting increases in the speed and efficiency of the...

Computing in Analysis and Design in Structural Engineering Education, Practice and Registration: A View from the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying
When taking the examinations for licensure as professional engineers, computers are not allowed. The knowledge tested on the Structural Engineering examinations are discussed with a sample...

Assessing Effects for Disposal Sites off San Francisco
A simple particle tracking model has been used to estimate the size of deposition footprints and transient turbidity effects in the water column resulting from disposal of dredged material...

Sensitivity of Great Lakes Forecasting System Nowcasts to Meteorological Fields and Model Parameters
The Great Lakes Forecasting System is being developed by the NOAA Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory and Ohio State University. It uses meteorological fields as input to a numerical...

Nowcast System Development for the Straits of Florida
As part of the inaugural program for the Ocean Pollution Research Center at the University of Miami, a nowcast system is being developed for the Straits of Florida. The nowcast system...

Numerical Simulations of the CCS under the Joint Effects of Coastal Geometry and Surface Forcing
Using the S-Coordinate Rutgers University Model (SCRUM) of Song and Haidvogel(1993), a coupled coastal (86 m depth) and deep ocean (4600 m depth) California Coastal region has been investigated...

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...

Localized Sigma Coordinates for the Vertical Structure of Hydrodynamic Models
This paper analyzes the use of localized sigma coordinates in the numerical solution of the vertical structure of coastal flows. We show, through a combination of truncation error analysis...

ASCE Salary Survey 1993
The 22nd biennial ASCE salary survey of the engineering profession conducted by the ASCE Committee on Employment Conditions during the first half of 1993 is presented. It consists of an...

New Technology in Coastal Wave Monitoring
The Coastal Data Informational Program (CDIP) is an extensive network for monitoring waves along the Pacific coastlines of the US. The system has evolved substantially since its inception...

Design of an In-Situ Directional Wave Gage for One Year Deployments
This paper describes the design and implementation of a new in-situ, directional wave gage that records hourly directional spectra continuously during a 13-month deployment period. If...

Design and Testing of the NDBC Wave Processing Module
The U.S National Data Buoy Center (NDBC) has developed a new wave data acquisition and processing system, called the Wave Processing Module (WPM), using state-of-the-art technologies and...