The Use of Built-Up Compression Members—A Fabricator's Viewpoint
A variety of cross-sections of built-up compression members that have been used are shown. Suggested items that need to be addressed for the successful design and fabrication are discussed....

Built-Up Compression Members for Noval Structural Systems
This paper discusses built-up compression members used in novel structural systems for two high-rise buildings: InterFirst Plaza at Dallas Main Center and Columbus Center in New York....

Design of Built Up Compression Members for Long Span Bridge Structures
This paper discusses the design of built up compression members for long span bridge structures including trusses and arches. Provisions of load factor design and use of high strength...

QST Rolled Shapes, a New Generation of HSLA Compression Members
With the development of the Quenching and Self-Tempering (QST) process by the Luxembourg steelmaker ARBED S.A., a new generation of High Strength Low Alloy (HSLA) rolled shapes has become...

Ambient Vibration Survey: Sunshine Skyway Bridge
An ambient vibration survey of the Sunshine Skyway Bridge was performed. The goal of this survey was to provide field data on the dynamic characteristics of the structure to corroborate...

Remote Monitoring of a Stressed Timber Bridge Deck
The long term behavior of a CCA treated stressed timber deck bridge is being monitored, at present, using a remote data acquisition system. The bridge which is located in Gray, Maine was...

The Stabilization of Concrete Dams by Post-Tensioned Rock Anchorages: The State of American Practice
Permanent post-tensioned rock anchorages have been used for over twenty years in America to stabilize existing concrete dams and their appurtenant structures. This paper provides a state...

The Use of Post-Tensioned Anchorages on the Arch Portion of Stewart Mountain Dam, Arizona
Post-tensioned rock anchorages were selected by the Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) to stabilize Stewart Mountain Dam against potential seismic loadings. The use of such anchorages...

Transactions of the American Society of Civil Engineers 1992
Transactions of the American Society of Civil Engineers Vol. 157, 1992 contains abstracts for all ASCE journal papers and technical notes,...

A Systematic Human Factors Assessment of a Department of Energy Facility
This paper presents the methodology for conducting a systematic human factors assessment of the as-built configuration of buildings at the Rocky Flats Plant (RFP). In support of this effort,...

Object Based Visualization of Physical Behavior
In engineering science, the physical behavior of solids, fluids, gases and multiphase systems is analyzed with computational models. Numerical methods form the basis of the computational...

The Optimum Parameter Selection for 4-Point Time Domain Integration Schemes
In this paper, a general method of time dimension discretization based on the idea of finite element is presented for dynamic analysis. Two kinds of recurrent formulations are derived...

Evaluation and Repair of Unbonded Post-Tensioned Concrete Structures
As with other forms of infrastructure, there is an ever increasing need to repair and strengthen unbonded post-tensioned concrete structures. Repairs may be necessitated for a variety...

HUD Concerns: Post-Tensioned Foundations in Texas
An investigation was conducted of post-tensioned slab foundation systems in Texas pursuant to a request from the Headquarters Office's of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development...

Nonlinear Behavior of Thin Slender Free Surface Non-Newtonian Elliptical Rings
This paper analyzes the nonlinear motion of a slender concentric thin elliptical ring of an incompressible, non-Newtonian fluid. This study includes the physical effects of surface tension,...

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...

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...

Improved Time-History Analysis for Structural Dynamics Calculations
Methods are developed to reduce the computational effort in time-history analysis of nonlinear structures. The methods permit use of much larger time intervals than are possible in conventional...

Fiber Suppressed Localization in Tension
Tensile fracture in portland cement based fiber composites is studied. Formation and propagation of stable microcracks is examined by means of holographic interferometry. Distributed microcracking...

Qualitative Evaluation of Preliminary Structural Designs

 

 

 

 

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