Evaluation of Fiber Optic Bragg Grating Strain Sensor in High Strength Concrete Beams

High Temperature Distributed Strain and Temperature Sensing Using OTDR

New Methods for Distributed Optical-Fibre Measurement of Strain and Temperature in Large Structures

Strain and Temperature Measurement Using Optical Fiber

The Effective Use of Fire Ratings
Any consideration of components for construction must take into account the performance of those components when they are exposed to fire. Codes, standards, and fire ratings provide some...

Viscoelastic Dampers for Seismic Pounding Mitigation
A hysteretic model for viscoelastic (VE) damper is explained. The model accurately accounts for the effects of excitation frequency as well as temperature of the damper. Benefit of using...

Inelastic Bridge Rating Procedures for Steel-Girder Bridges
Current bridge rating procedures for steel beam and girder bridges ignore the ability of the structure to redistribute forces both longitudinally and laterally. When rating steel bridges...

Proof Loads in LRFD Format for Bridge Evaluation
Proof load testing is considered as a reliable approach to evaluation of an existing structure's load-carrying capacity. It can be effectively used for highway bridge evaluation, to either...

Serviceability Reliability Analysis of Wood Beams
The effect of creep deformations on the serviceability reliability of single wood beams is investigated. Using stochastic load models and a time-dependent stress-strain relationship, the...

In-Situ Determination of the Compressive Stress-Strain Relationship of Multi-Wythe Brick Masonry
In-situ stress-strain relationships of existing multi-wythe brick masonry have been determined by introducing flatjacks into sawcuts made in the exterior wythe of the multi-wythe masonry....

Modeling of the Ventilation for Emplacement Drift Re-Entry and Rock Drying
Different ventilation scenarios were analyzed for a hot repository with a 114 kw/Acre heat load, to determine the time required to cool a drift to the point where the temperature of the...

Are Colloids Important for Transport Rate Assessment of Radionuclides? A Microscopic Modeling Approach
Understanding the transport phenomena of radionuclides migrating through weakly-permeable rocks forms an essential part of far-field safety assessment studies. Colloidal matter can be...

Modeling of Fluid and Solute Transport in Fractured Rock
A new model for flow and solute transport in fractured rock is proposed. It is based on the concept of a network of channels. The individual channel members are given stochastically selected...

Solute Transport Modeling under Unsteady Flow Regimes: An Application of the Modular Modeling System
Many existing solute transport codes rely on the assumption of steady (i.e. time-invariant) flow. This assumption severely limits such models, as accurate simulations often require realistic...

Flow Investigation for Landfill Leachate
A two-dimensional unsteady-state moisture flow model has been developed in order to describe the leachate flow process in a landfill. The unsteady variation of leachate mound head has...

Continuous Simulation Modeling for Sewer Systems
The peaking-factor method of sanitary sewer design was developed to simplify the calculations in determining design flow rates. This method of analysis is conservative to the point that...

Case Study: Storm Water Analysis of Manatee Pocket in Martin County, Florida
storm water pollutant loading rates from a 6,000 acre urban watershed were analyzed for source determination of contamination to the receiving water. The receiving water body, Manatee...

Using Finite Element Analysis to Derive the Coefficient of Subgrade Reaction
The coefficient subgrade reaction is a concept used to generate spring constants which are commonly used to model the foundation subgrade in the analysis of mat foundations. This paper...

Benefit-Cost Analysis for Optimal Budget Allocation to Bridges
The funding available for bridge improvements in the United States has been insufficient for many years. The limited budgets granted have generally been allocated based on Sufficiency...

A Condition Rating System for Rubble Breakwaters and Jetties
This paper describes one aspect of a series of projects which the U.S. Army Corps of Engineering has undertaken in an effort to improve maintenance management of coastal and navigational...

 

 

 

 

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