Spatial Variability Effects on the Seismic Response of Models of Bridges
The significance of the spatial variability (spatial incoherence and apparent propagation) of the seismic ground motions on the response of bridges, modeled as three-span symmetric beams,...

Reliability Consideration in Shakedown Analysis
Shakedown analysis for ductile rigid frames has shown that a structure can respond linearly at a higher elastic limit after it has experienced some plastic deformation. If the residual...

Floor Live Load Models and Pattern Load Effects
Probabilistic models of sustained live loads and equivalent uniformly distributed loads are discussed with regard to pattern load effects. A simple equivalent pattern load is identified...

The Evolution of an Environmental Monitor
After more than 40 years of planning, litigation, design and construction, one of the nation's most controversial highway projects is finished. The completion earlier this...

Upgrading Today's Terminals for Tomorrow's Needs
This paper describes how a 1940's vintage, timber pile supported wharf is being modernized to serve post-Panamax ships: how the Massachusetts Port Authority (MASSPORT) is rebuilding their...

Historic Seawalls of the Boston Harbor, Massachusetts Region: Evolution, Construction and Repair
The earliest seawalls in the Boston region were of crib construction. Cobb cribs had an open framework and could readily be floated into position and sunk with rock from local sources....

Feasibility of FRP Molded Grating-Concrete Composites for One-Way Slab Systems
This paper describes the behavior of one-way concrete slabs reinforced with Fiberglass Reinforced Plastic (FRP) molded grating. FRP molded grating is commercially available and is mainly...

Hybrid (FRP+Steel) Reinforcement for Concrete Structures
The most popular method to prevent corrosion of steel rebars and prestressing tendons is epoxy coating. This paper presents an alternative approach consisting in the combination of a fiber-reinforced-plastic...

Behavior of Concrete-Graphite/Epoxy Sections in Composite Bridge Girders
The focus of this work is on the behavior of composite bridge girders constructed from carbon-fiber-reinforced-plastic sections and concrete slabs. The study examines four-point bending...

Nonprestressed and Prestressed FRP Sheets as External Reinforcement of Wood Members
The paper presents a summary of an analytical and experimental investigation of a new form of wood construction involving external bonding of thin fiber reinforced plastic (FRP) sheets...

Structural Performance of Hardwood-Metal Composite Beams
This research examines the deflection characteristics of layered timber/steel composite beams with hopes of applying such principles to large timber structures such as highway bridges....

Tunnel Takes Cathodic Protection
Cathodic protection is nothing new for bridges and parking garages, but it has never been installed in a tunnel´┐Żuntil now. As part of a $15 million rehabilitation project, the method is...

Snow Fence Operational and Material Testing
The proliferation of snow fence products since the late 1970's presents an opportunity for optimizing the control of drifting snow. It also presents a challenge in discriminating...

Efficient Elements for Mindlin Beams and Plates
Two improvements to the conventional Mindlin two-node beam and three-node plate are presented. The first involves the order of the assumed displacement fields. The second involves simulation...

Developments in the Use of Cubic B-Splines in the Compound Strip Method
A general cubic B-spline compound strip method (BCSM) has been developed to analyze thin plates, stiffened plates, folded plates, and box-girders. In the BCSM a problem is first partially...

Dynamic Analysis of a Beam by the Stochastic Finite Element Method
The statistics on the natural frequencies and mode shapes of an uncertain structure are investigated. The uncertain structural properties are described by a continuous random process in...

The Weighted Integral Method for Calculating the Stochastic Stiffness Matrix of Stochastic Systems
This paper introduces the 'weighted integral method' for calculating an exact expression of the stochastic stiffness matrix of a stochastic structure. Using this...

Large Displacement Analysis for Structural Stability Problems
In this paper, two widely different methods of large displacement analyses are considered. The first is a discrete element analysis which is particularly effective for line structures...

Reliability of Beams on Uncertain Foundation
A two phase approach is developed to evaluate the reliability of a finite linear elastic beam subject to a random point load on uncertain elastic foundation. In phase 1, an approximate...

Computational Damage Modeling for Timber Reliability Analysis
Damage models for creep-rupture are used in conjunction with stochastic load models to evaluate lifetime failure probabilities of timber members and systems. This paper examines damage...

 

 

 

 

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