Foreign Investment in Latin America: A Second Look
It has become common to hear that Latin America has emerged from the lost decade of the 1980s, a period when virtually every country in the region suffered from high debt, high inflation...

Stabilized Active Clay by Sand Admixture

Longshore Sediment Transport Rate at Morro Bay, CA
Estimates of sediment transport rate in the vicinity of Morro Bay Harbor are needed as part of an investigation of possible modifications to the existing Federal project. Because the site...

A Design Manual for Coastal Fluidization Systems
This paper summarizes a recently completed design manual on fluidization systems to manage sand in the coastal environment for sand bypassing at inlets and harbor mouths and for creating...

Damage Assessment in Concrete Using Acoustic Emission
An acoustic emission (AE) is a localized rapid release of strain energy in a stressed material. This energy release causes stress waves to propagate through the specimen. These acoustic...

Concrete Surface Characterization Using Optical Metrology
The displacement of the surface of a concrete specimen is measured as it cures using an optical method. This method, known as optical metrology, is one in which a line is projected onto...

Strain and Stress Measurements in Pavements

In-situ Stress and Strain Measurements in Dynamically Loaded Asphalt Pavement Structures

Field Evaluation of Strain Gauges in Asphalt Concrete Pavements

Micromechanics and Effective Properties of Elastic Particulate Composites
A new micromechanical framework is proposed to investigate the effective mechanical properties of elastic particulate multiphase composites. Exact ensemble-volume averaged field equations...

Large Deformation Elastic Behavior of Low-Density Solid Foams
A strain energy function that describes the nonlinear elastic response of a three-dimensional open-cell foam is developed. A tetrahedral unit cell containing four half-struts that join...

Rate-Dependent Plasticity Representation for Energy-Absorbing Materials
A three dimensional rate-dependent plasticity constitutive model is developed for rigid polyurethane foams. In the model, the material is decomposed into skeleton and solid matrix from...

Use of Hierarchical Lattices for Predicting the Fluid or Stress Transfer in Concrete
Hierarchical lattices are used to study the influence of local disorder on the transfer of properties (stresses, strains, permeability) from the micro-scale to the macro-scale. They are...

Comparative Evaluation of Plasticity Theories Against Tension-Torsion Test at Finite Strain
This paper investigates and evaluates three hardening theories against a variety of nonproportional loading experiments on tubes made of annealed copper. It was concluded that the isotropic...

Stress Relaxation Analysis for Sealants
A solution method for stress relaxation analysis of systems composed linear viscoelastic material in a state of plane strain is presented. The incremental, finite element method takes...

Nonisothermal Viscoplasticity
A nonisothermal theory of viscoplasticity is formulated for a medium subjected to finite deformation. The basic system of equations consists of the laws of conservation of linear and angular...

Numerical Implementation of Nonlocal Elastoplastic Damage Theory
A nonlocal elastoplastic damage theory recently proposed by Valanis (1992) is implemented into a finite element wave code. The model retains hyperbolicity even under strain softening,...

Relationships Between Error Estimation and Adaptive Computations in Strain Localization
In this work, the a posteriori error estimates and the h mesh refinement techniques using hierarchical finite element shape functions are tailored for numerical simulations of strain localization...

Computerized Tomographic Analysis of Fluid Flow in Fractured Tuff
The purpose of this summary is to demonstrate the usefulness of X-ray computerized tomography to observe fluid flow down a fracture and rock matrix inhibition in a sample of Bandelier...

Direct Tensile Test: Stability and Bifurcation
Unnotched specimens of quasibrittle materials that exhibit post-peak strain softening do not deform symmetrically in a direct tension test. The phenomenon (which is similar to the recently...

 

 

 

 

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