Smart Online Structural Monitoring and Diagnosis
(abstract only) This paper describes the observation matrix as innovative monitoring and diagnosis: (1) The matrix elements of the observation matrix multiplied by its transposed serve...

Cross-Frame and Diaphragm Behavior in Skewed Bridges
The author examines the existing specifications and guidance for bracing provisions by AASHTO, AISC, and TxDot, and the need for developing bracing requirements....

Maintenance of Diaphragm-Girder Connections
Fatigue cracking at diaphragm-girder connections and at similar connections of cross-frames and floorbeams have been common in steel highway bridges for the past 20 or 30 years. Fatigue...

A Framework for Performance-Based Seismic Design
The following probabilistic framework for seismic performance assessment is presented as an effective foundation for the development of performance-based guidelines. It suggests a generic...

Effect of Column-to-Beam Strength Ratio on Seismic Performance of RC Moment Frames
Reinforced concrete (RC) moment frames are often used in building applications. During strong earthquake excitations, such buildings have been subject to soft-story or column sidesway...

The Effect of the Slab on Beam-Column Joint Behavior
The three-dimensional effect of slab interaction on frame behavior has been observed in lateral load tests on beam-column-slab elements....

New Concepts in Structural Strength Assessment for Large Buildings in Fire
This paper presents theoretical descriptions of the key phenomena that govern the behaviour of composite framed structures in fire. These descriptions have been developed in parallel with...

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...

Update of Serviceability Design Considerations for Low-Rise Steel Buildings
In 1990, the American Institute of Steel Construction published Servicability Design Considerations for Low-Rise Buildings by James M. Fisher and Michael A. West. This document was published...

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...

Small-Diameter Round Timber Connections
An over stocking of trees having diameters less than 20 cm, as measured 1.52 m off the ground presents a major fire hazard to over 54 million acres of National Forest land. Improving the...

Development and Validation of Mechanistic Coefficients for Flexible Pavement Structures Designed by AASHTO Guide

A GIS Model for Assessing the Impact of Increased Channel Discharges on Hydraulic Geometry
A GIS model is being developed that can be used to assess the impact of increased channel discharges on the hydraulic geometry of streams in the Powder River (structural) Basin in northeast...

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...

Dynamic Response of Lattice Towers and Guyed Masts
Prepared by the Task Committee on the Dynamic Response of Lattice Towers of the Technical Committee on Special Structures and the Technical Administrative Committee on Metals of the Structural...

Probabilistic Simplified and Detailed Subsurface Drainage Water Quality Modeling of Nitrate Leaching
A transparent uncertainty structure is derived for simplified and detailed conceptual nitrate leaching as a result of a probabilistic modelling procedure. The uncertainty structure consists...

Water Control Data System Modernization: Huntington District, Corps of Engineers
The Water Control Data System (WCDS) provides the tools that are used in making daily operational decisions for 35 reservoir projects and 9 navigation structures in Huntington District....

Modeling of Shear Beahvior of RC Bridge Structures

Design and Construction of a Jet-Grouted Excavation Support Wall in an Urban Environment

Geotechnical Surgery: A Case History

 

 

 

 

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