Performance of Masonry in Disasters: Lessons Learned and Research Needs Identified
This presentation described in this extended abstract is one of several in a panel discussion entitled Enhanced Research in Masonry. The objectives of the presentation are to discuss the...

Seismic Analysis and Retrofit of the Amoskeag Bridges
In 1983 AASHTO first offered the design guide for seismic analysis of bridges, which ultimately became a permanent part of the AASHTO Bridge Design Manual in 1990. Prior to this time,...

Rehabilitation of the Packers Falls Bridge
The Packers Falls Bridge was constructed in 1912 and consists of a 42' (12.8m) single span, reinforced concrete arch structure. This bridge was constructed using a unique forming system...

Cyclic Behavior of Three-Dimensional Partially-Restrained Composite Connections
This paper describes the test of a full-scale, bi-directional, PR composite beam-to-column connection. The PR connection consisted of continuous reinforcement bars across the column and...

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...

Holding Steady
The San Diego—Coronado Bay Bridge is an unmistakable landmark that frames the skyline of downtown San Diego, providing a vital link between the mainland and the Coronado peninsula. The...

Competitive Edge
A new design system called the simplified economical bridge design (SEBD) makes steel cost-competitive with concrete for short- and medium-span bridges for the first time. In fact, a comparative...

High-Tech Inspection
The Federal Highway Administration's National Bridge Inspection Program requires the states to report the condition of its bridges as determined by visual inspection, and...

Going Against the Grain
Conventional wisdom has it that granular soils perform better in mechanically stabilized earth (MSE) wall systems. Their properties are well known and simple to express in mathematical...

Evaluation Findings for Seismic Energy Products, L.P. Elastromeric Isolation Bearing
Prepared by the Highway Innovative Technology Evaluation Center (HITEC), a CERF Service Center. This report presents the results of a detailed evaluation...

Environmental Technology Verfication Report for Installation of Silt Fence Using the Tommy Static Slicing Method
Prepared by the Environmental Technology Evaluation Center (EvTEC), a CERF Innovation Center. This verification report describes a field evaluation...

Evaluation of the CON/SPAN Wingwall System
This evaluation was performed on CON/SPAN Wingwalls, precast concrete end walls for the CON/SPAN Bridge System developed, designed, and supplied by CON/SPAN Bridge System, Inc....

Better BMP Practices
A study of the professional literature indicates that the meaning of the term BMP, literally signifying a Best Management Practice, has diverged, depending on the professional field. Use...

Finding a Better Cover
An ongoing field test at Sandia National Laboratories, in Albuquerque, New Mexico, compares a basic soil and a compacted clay landfill cover currently prescribed by Environmental Protection...

Diametral Compression Tests for the Determination of Shotcrete Anisotropic Elastic Constants

Early Age Properties of Shotcrete

Integration of Watershed and Ecological Site Land Classification Scales Using GIS Technology
Advanced analysis of hydrologic processes for use in natural resource simulation models and related applications including rangeland health assessments can be facilitated by the integration...

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...

Phase II Evaluation Findings
The Segmental Concrete Channel Bridge System
Prepared by the Highway Innovative Technology Evaluation Center (HITEC), a CERF Innovation Center. This report represents the second component of the...

A Full-Scale Seismic Testing Center for Soils and Structures

 

 

 

 

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