Wind Load Provisions
This chapter explores the provisions of the Wind Load standard....

Examples
This chapter contains ten examples of determination of wind loads using the analytical procedure of the ASCE 7-98 standard....

Traffic-Calming Basics
The use of traffic calming measures, such as speed humps, traffic circles, and lane narrowings, is becoming more popular in the United States as a way to reduce vehicle speed and traffic...

Space Truss
The International Space Station will be more than 310 ft (94 m) long when it is completed sometime in the next decade. The backbone of the structure is a hexagonal truss system that will...

Two-in-One Tunnel
Engineers are converting the 2.6 mi (4.2 km) Anton Anderson Railroad Tunnel that connects the isolated town of Whittier, Alaska, to the rest of the state into a combination highway-railroad...

The Berlin Local Transport Company (BVG): A Part of Berlin
Public transport was in existence in Berlin for more than 150 years. Buses, trams, and underground trains were combined in a single company, whose initials BVG became part of Berlin. As...

Travel Cards in the Year 2000: The Helsinki Region Ushers in the Smart Card Era
Once the travel card system for the Helsinki region is fully implemented, it will be one of the most advanced ticket sales and fare collection systems around. Passengers will carry remote...

Innovative Solutions to Improve the Transportation System in Los Angeles County
Providing bus and rail service to over one million boardings each day is not an easy task, yet it is accomplished each day in Los Angeles County (County). In fact, Los Angeles is one of...

Road Test
The National Center for Asphalt Technology at Auburn University is building a $7 million, 1.8 mi (2.9 km) oval test track to perform accelerated pavement loading experiments. At least...

Digging for Answers (Available in Geoenvironmental Engineering Special Issue only)
Research at the six facilities that make up the National Geotechnical Experimentation Sites (NGES) has included tests on minipiles, groups of driven piles, shafts drilled in rock, and...

Testing the Load (Available in Geoenvironmental Engineering Special Issue only)
The Pittsburgh District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers recently began construction of a new gated dam to replace a nearly 100-year-old concrete fixed-crest dam on the Monongahela...

Development of a Waste Load Allocation Model for the Charleston Harbor Estuary. Part III: Project Application

Taking a New Approach (available in Structural Engineering Special Section only)
The first bridge rehabilitation project in Washington, DC to use the AASHTO Load and Resistant Factor Design (LRFD) specification reveals several lessons to be learned from using the newly...

Vehicle Age Impacts on Attainment SIPs and Conformity

The Comprehensive Modal Emission Model (CMEM) for Predicting Light-Duty Vehicle Emissions

Comparison of MEASURE and MOBILE5a Predictions Using Laboratory Measurements of Vehicle Emission Factors

The Determination of Soil Strength for a Stability Analysis

Communicating in a Crisis
As professionals following the strictest ethical standards, civil engineers are entrusted with safety and well-being of the public, regardless of the scale or range of their designs. By...

Design Live Loads for Parking Garages
The objective of this research project is to obtain a better understanding of parking garage live loads and to recommend an appropriate value for design. A load survey was conducted in...

Foundation Design for the Elevated Station
The Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station is located at an elevation of 2,850 m on the 3,200 m thick polar plateau, a field of ice and snow that is moving toward the ocean at a rate of 10...

 

 

 

 

Return to search