Materials: Pennsylvania Puts HPC to the Test

Drinking Water: Work Begins on Seismic Upgrade of Critical Oakland Tunnel

Technology: Full-Scale Model Bridge Will Test Sensors and Monitors

Materials: Bamboo House Passes Seismic Test

A Concerted Effort
With aid from the National Science Foundation, 15 Universities across the country have expanded and upgraded their earthquake simulation research facilities. These resources have now been...

Corebits: Just a Few Weeks Until the G-I's Exceptional Transportation Project Event; Tie-Breaker Determines Student Champion of Geo-Institute Paper MSE Wall Competition; Martin S. Kapp Foundation Engineering Award; Geotechnology Plays Vital Role in 2004.s Outstanding Civil Engineering Achievement Finalists Projects; Improving Geotechnical Engineering Education; Three G-I Members Honored at the Outstanding Projects and Leaders (OPAL) Awards Dinner; Separated at Birth, Reunited in Geotechnical Leadership; 2004 Sowers Symposium; Celebrate Earth Science Week 2004; The USGS Coalition Urges Congress to Increase the U.S. Geological Survey FY05 Budget; 10 New Directors for ADSC; AGI Announces its 7th Addition to its Environmental Awareness Series; New ASFE President Announced; ADSC Awards 10 Civil Engineering Graduate Study Scholarship; Cone Penetration Testing (CPT) in Geotechnical and Environmental Practice; Geosynthetics 2004

Evaluation of the CON-ARCH reinforced Concrete Buried Arch System
Final Report
This report summarizes the evaluation of the Con-Arch culvert system marketed by Hunter Contracting, Co. of Tucson, Arizona. The evaluation consisted of computer analysis and field testing of two Con-Arch...

Overview of Long-Span Bridge Assessment History
This section gives a brief overview of long-span bridge assessment history. Also included are a few cases of long-span bridge failure and lack of assessment....

Delineation of Six General Performance Assessment Categories
This section delineates six general assessment categories for long-span bridges....

Performance Assessments of Other Essential Bridges
This section provides a brief statement on long-span bridges outside the scope of this study....

Main Conclusions and Recommendations
This section briefly comments on main conclusions and recommendations for engineering assessments of long-span bridges....

Subsequent Actions for Capturing, Improving, and Securing Performance
This section briefly comments on the need for follow-up engineering assessment work and coordination in order to achieve the needed accomplishments of capturing the long-span bridge performance...

Fundamentals of Seismic Isolation
This chapter examines fundamentals of seismic isolation, including its principles, history, and examples of seismically-isolated structures....

Analysis
This chapter presents a brief overview of the current analytical modeling techniques for isolated structures. Perhaps the biggest challenge in the design of an isolated structure is incorporating...

Testing
This chapter examines the testing of isolators. Topics include procedures for testing isolators; practical limitations on testing; shake table testing; and long term performance....

Observations on Low-Speed Aeroelasticity
A brief history of developments in the field of low-speed aeroelasticity is provided in the context of application to long-span bridge structures. The paper begins with summary of some...

Atmospheric Corrosion Resistance of Structural Steels
The main objective of this paper is to provide engineers with data on thickness loss of structural steel members resulting from corrosion. To this end, the writers have collected atmospheric...

Super Structure
The tallest building in Latin America, the Torre Mayor rises 55 stories in one of the world's most seismically active zones to demonstrate how innovative structural engineering...

Structures: Courthouse Protected against Blast with Seismic Connections

Rate of Under-Registration Due to Failures of Large Meters
Leaks and meter under registrations are suspected as primary components of unaccounted-for water in Korea. In 2001, national unaccounted-for-water rate is reported as 26.6%. More than...

 

 

 

 

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