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ACI Structural Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 20)
Acta Polytechnica : Journal of Advanced Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Acta Structilia : Journal for the Physical and Development Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Advances in Civil Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 41)
Advances in Structural Engineering     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 33)
Agregat     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Ambiente Construído     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
American Journal of Civil Engineering and Architecture     Open Access   (Followers: 35)
Architectural Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Architecture and Engineering     Open Access  
Architecture, Civil Engineering, Environment     Open Access  
Archives of Civil and Mechanical Engineering     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Archives of Civil Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
Archives of Hydro-Engineering and Environmental Mechanics     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
ATBU Journal of Environmental Technology     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Australian Journal of Structural Engineering     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Baltic Journal of Road and Bridge Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
BER : Building and Construction : Full Survey     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
BER : Building Contractors' Survey     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
BER : Building Sub-Contractors' Survey     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
BER : Survey of Business Conditions in Building and Construction : An Executive Summary     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Berkeley Planning Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Bioinspired Materials     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Bridge Structures : Assessment, Design and Construction     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Building & Management     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Building and Environment     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Building Women     Full-text available via subscription  
Built Environment Project and Asset Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Bulletin of Pridniprovsk State Academy of Civil Engineering and Architecture     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Case Studies in Engineering Failure Analysis     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Case Studies in Nondestructive Testing and Evaluation     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
Case Studies in Structural Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Cement and Concrete Composites     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20)
Challenge Journal of Concrete Research Letters     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Challenge Journal of Structural Mechanics     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Change Over Time     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Civil and Environmental Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Civil and Environmental Engineering Reports     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Civil and Environmental Research     Open Access   (Followers: 17)
Civil Engineering = Siviele Ingenieurswese     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Civil Engineering and Architecture     Open Access   (Followers: 23)
Civil Engineering and Environmental Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Civil Engineering and Technology     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
Civil Engineering Dimension     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
Civil Engineering Infrastructures Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Cohesion and Structure     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Composite Structures     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 290)
Computer-aided Civil and Infrastructure Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Computers & Structures     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 37)
Concrete Research Letters     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Construction Economics and Building     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Construction Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
Construction Management and Economics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21)
Constructive Approximation     Hybrid Journal  
Curved and Layered Structures     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
DFI Journal : The Journal of the Deep Foundations Institute     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
Enfoque UTE     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Engineering Project Organization Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Engineering Structures     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Engineering Structures and Technologies     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Environmental Geotechnics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
European Journal of Environmental and Civil Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Fatigue & Fracture of Engineering Materials and Structures     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
Frontiers in Built Environment     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Frontiers of Structural and Civil Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Geomaterials     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Geosystem Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Geotechnik     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Géotechnique Letters     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
GISAP : Technical Sciences, Construction and Architecture     Open Access  
HBRC Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Hormigón y Acero     Full-text available via subscription  
HVAC&R Research     Hybrid Journal  
Indonesian Journal of Urban and Environmental Technology     Open Access  
Indoor and Built Environment     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Infrastructure Asset Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Infrastructures     Open Access  
Ingenio Magno     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Insight - Non-Destructive Testing and Condition Monitoring     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 30)
International Journal for Service Learning in Engineering     Open Access  
International Journal of 3-D Information Modeling     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
International Journal of Advanced Structural Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 17)
International Journal of Civil, Mechanical and Energy Science     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of Concrete Structures and Materials     Open Access   (Followers: 15)
International Journal of Condition Monitoring     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of Construction Engineering and Management     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
International Journal of Engineering and Geosciences     Open Access  
International Journal of Geo-Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
International Journal of Geosynthetics and Ground Engineering     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
International Journal of Masonry Research and Innovation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Pavement Research and Technology     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
International Journal of Protective Structures     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
International Journal of Steel Structures     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of Structural Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
International Journal of Structural Integrity     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of Structural Stability and Dynamics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
International Journal of Sustainable Built Environment     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
International Journal of Sustainable Construction Engineering and Technology     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
International Journal on Pavement Engineering & Asphalt Technology     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
International Journal Sustainable Construction & Design     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Applied Research in Water and Wastewater     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Bridge Engineering     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
Journal of Building Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Building Materials and Structures     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Building Performance Simulation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Journal of Civil Engineering     Open Access  
Journal of Civil Engineering and Construction Technology     Open Access   (Followers: 15)
Journal of Civil Engineering and Management     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Journal of Civil Engineering and Science     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Journal of Civil Engineering Research     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Journal of Civil Engineering, Science and Technology     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Civil Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Journal of Civil Structural Health Monitoring     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Journal of Composites     Open Access   (Followers: 78)
Journal of Composites for Construction     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 23)
Journal of Construction Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Journal of Construction Engineering and Management     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 17)
Journal of Constructional Steel Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Journal of Earth Sciences and Geotechnical Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Journal of Fluids and Structures     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Journal of Frontiers in Construction Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Green Building     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
Journal of Highway and Transportation Research and Development (English Edition)     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14)
Journal of Infrastructure Systems     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 19)
Journal of Legal Affairs and Dispute Resolution in Engineering and Construction     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Journal of Marine Science and Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Materials and Engineering Structures     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Journal of Nondestructive Evaluation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Journal of Performance of Constructed Facilities     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Pipeline Systems Engineering and Practice     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Journal of Rehabilitation in Civil Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Solid Waste Technology and Management     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Structural Engineering     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 35)
Journal of Structural Fire Engineering     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Journal of Structural Mechanics     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Structures     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Journal of Sustainable Architecture and Civil Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Sustainable Design and Applied Research in Innovative Engineering of the Built Environment     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of the Civil Engineering Forum     Open Access  
Journal of the South African Institution of Civil Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Water and Environmental Nanotechnology     Open Access  
Journal of Water and Wastewater / Ab va Fazilab     Open Access  
Jurnal Spektran     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Jurnal Teknik Sipil     Open Access  
Jurnal Teknik Sipil dan Perencanaan     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Konstruksia     Open Access  
KSCE Journal of Civil Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Latin American Journal of Solids and Structures     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Materiales de Construcción     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Mathematical Modelling in Civil Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Media Komunikasi Teknik Sipil     Open Access  
Mokslas – Lietuvos ateitis / Science – Future of Lithuania     Open Access  
Nondestructive Testing And Evaluation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
npj Materials Degradation     Open Access  
Obras y Proyectos     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Open Journal of Civil Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Periodica Polytechnica Civil Engineering     Open Access  
Photonics and Nanostructures - Fundamentals and Applications     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Practice Periodical on Structural Design and Construction     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers - Bridge Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers - Civil Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers - Management, Procurement and Law     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers - Municipal Engineer     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers - Structures and Buildings     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Promet : Traffic &Transportation     Open Access  
Random Structures and Algorithms     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Recent Trends In Civil Engineering & Technology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Research in Nondestructive Evaluation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Resilience     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Revista IBRACON de Estruturas e Materiais     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Revista Sul-Americana de Engenharia Estrutural     Open Access  
Road Materials and Pavement Design     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Russian Journal of Nondestructive Testing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Science and Engineering of Composite Materials     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 61)
Selected Scientific Papers - Journal of Civil Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Slovak Journal of Civil Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Soils and foundations     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Steel Construction - Design and Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Structural Concrete     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Structural Control and Health Monitoring     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Structural Engineering International     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
Structural Mechanics of Engineering Constructions and Buildings     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Structural Safety     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Structural Survey     Hybrid Journal  
Structure     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 24)
Structure and Infrastructure Engineering: Maintenance, Management, Life-Cycle Design and Performance     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Structures     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Study of Civil Engineering and Architecture     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Superlattices and Microstructures     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Surface Innovations     Hybrid Journal  
Technical Report Civil and Architectural Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Teknik     Open Access  
Territorium : Revista Portuguesa de riscos, prevenção e segurança     Open Access  
The IES Journal Part A: Civil & Structural Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)

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Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering
Journal Prestige (SJR): 0.341
Citation Impact (citeScore): 1
Number of Followers: 13  
 
  Hybrid Journal Hybrid journal (It can contain Open Access articles)
ISSN (Print) 0315-1468 - ISSN (Online) 1208-6029
Published by NRC Research Press Homepage  [21 journals]
  • Effect of aspect ratio on developing and developed narrow open channel
           flow with rough bed
    • Authors: Minakshee Mahananda, Prashanth Reddy Hanmaiahgari, Ram Balachandar
      Pages: 780 - 794
      Abstract: Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering, Volume 45, Issue 9, Page 780-794, September 2018.
      This study attempts to unravel the effect of aspect ratio on the turbulence characteristics in developing and fully developed narrow open channel flows. In this regard, experiments were conducted in a rough bed open channel flow. Instantaneous 3D velocities were acquired using an acoustic Doppler velocimeter at various locations along the centerline of the flume. The variables of interest include the mean components of the flow velocity, turbulence intensity, wall normal Reynolds shear stress, correlation coefficient, turbulence kinetic energy, and anisotropy. A new correlation between the equivalent roughness and velocity shift from the smooth wall logarithmic equation as a function of aspect ratio is proposed. Aspect ratio was found to influence the velocity characteristics throughout the depth in the developing flow region, while the effects are confined to the outer layer for fully developed flows. New equations to describe the variation of turbulence intensities and turbulent kinetic energy are proposed for narrow open channel flows. Reynolds stress anisotropy analysis reveals that level of anisotropy in narrow open channel flow is less than in wide open channel flows. Finally, a linear regression model is proposed to predict flow development length in narrow open channel flows with a rough bed.
      Citation: Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering
      PubDate: 2018-05-13T07:00:00Z
      DOI: 10.1139/cjce-2017-0458
       
  • Fatigue life evaluation of pavement embankments made with tire derived
           aggregates
    • Authors: Arian Asefzadeh, Leila Hashemian, Alireza Bayat
      Pages: 795 - 802
      Abstract: Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering, Volume 45, Issue 9, Page 795-802, September 2018.
      Rapid growth of populations and extension of societies leads to the production of waste by-products, which puts a burden on landfills. To address this issue, tire derived aggregates (TDA) from scrap tires have been used as road embankments in several projects. Three different test sections using different TDA, and TDA and soil mixtures, were constructed at the Integrated Road Research Facility test road in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Based on falling weight deflectometer tests in different months, the fatigue life performance of the TDA embankments was evaluated against that of a conventional control section using the measured horizontal strains at the bottom of the asphalt layer and the Asphalt Institute’s fatigue model. The results showed satisfactory performance of all three TDA test sections and significantly longer fatigue lives as opposed to the fatigue life of the control section. This analysis showed compelling evidence regarding the long-term performance of TDA material as road embankments in construction projects.
      Citation: Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering
      PubDate: 2018-05-14T07:00:00Z
      DOI: 10.1139/cjce-2017-0671
       
  • Impacts of turbulent flow over a channel bed with a vegetation patch on
           the incipient motion of sediment
    • Authors: Reza Shahmohammadi, Hossein Afzalimehr, Jueyi Sui
      Pages: 803 - 816
      Abstract: Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering, Volume 45, Issue 9, Page 803-816, September 2018.
      In this experimental study, the effect of a submerged vegetation patch with individual plants on the incipient motion of sediment has been examined. Results showed that a vegetation patch in the channel bed affected the incipient motion process of sediment and resulted in significant impacts on flow velocity, turbulence intensities, turbulent kinetic energy, and Reynolds stress distribution. The presence of vegetation patches completely change vertical distribution of velocity and Reynolds stress pattern and leads to negative Reynolds stress values in zones with negative velocity gradient. In the presence of a vegetation patch, threshold cross-averaged streamwise velocity is 20% smaller than that without vegetation, but because of the occurrence of the preferential path around the sheath section, the near-bed streamwise velocity is the same as without vegetation. Also, vegetation increases turbulence intensity, thus encouraging sediment motion. In the presence of a vegetation patch, the Shields parameter is, on average, one and half times that of without vegetation over the bed.
      Citation: Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering
      PubDate: 2018-04-17T07:00:00Z
      DOI: 10.1139/cjce-2017-0474
       
  • A numerical model study on Saint John River ice breakup
    • Authors: Ian M. Knack, Hung Tao Shen
      Abstract: Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering, e-First Articles.
      Ice jam floods are frequent occurrences throughout the Saint John River. Spring ice breakup, due to the freshet, are the most common and damaging. A coupled two-dimensional hydro and ice dynamics model was used to study the breakup and jamming processes on the 64 km reach of the Saint John River between Grand Falls and the Beechwood Generation Station. The model simulated the evolution of the 2012 ice breakup and jamming event, which caused record high flooding. The simulated results compared well with observed data and provided detailed information on the breakup processes. The study showed that both failure due to accumulation of ice at the cover leading edge and failure due to high rates of water level change from surges were important ice breakup processes. It was also found that one of the most significant factors in the flooding at Perth–Andover was the release of ice from above Grand Falls.
      Citation: Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering
      PubDate: 2018-05-17T07:00:00Z
      DOI: 10.1139/cjce-2018-0012
       
  • Discussion of “Turbulence over cube-mounted rough bed using
           spatiotemporal averaging approach”
    • Authors: Jing Li, S. Samuel Li
      Pages: 1 - 2
      Abstract: Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering, e-First Articles.
      This discussion provides highlights of data acquisition strategies for rough surface flow and limitations of space-averaging analysis applied to the isolated-roughness flow problem. It is demonstrated that the compound effects of relative submergence and relative pitch should be accounted for to quantify the behaviour of surface roughness.
      Citation: Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering
      PubDate: 2018-01-18T07:12:35Z
      DOI: 10.1139/cjce-2017-0420
       
  • Maximizing sustainability of existing buildings within limited upgrade
           budgets
    • Authors: Moatassem Abdallah, Boateng Akyeampong, Khaled El-Rayes
      Pages: 705 - 716
      Abstract: Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering, e-First Articles.
      Existing buildings, especially aging ones, are currently in urgent need of upgrading to improve their performance and potentially achieve green certification. Building owners often need to identify and implement building upgrades that maximize the sustainability of their buildings as well as achieve green certification programs such as the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED). This paper presents the development of an optimization model that maximizes the number of earned LEED points for existing buildings within a specified upgrade budget. A case study of an existing building is used to demonstrate the use of the optimization model and illustrate its capabilities. This research presents new methodology for optimizing the selection of building upgrades to maximize the sustainability of existing buildings and achieve green certification within limited budgets. The present model is expected to support decision-makers, building owners and operators, building managers, and contractors to optimize the use of their upgrade budgets and maximize sustainability of their buildings.
      Citation: Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering
      PubDate: 2018-03-11T08:00:00Z
      DOI: 10.1139/cjce-2017-0346
       
  • Development of a preliminary seismic risk screening tool for existing
           buildings in Canada
    • Authors: Reza Fathi-Fazl, Eric Jacques, Zhen Cai, Bessam Kadhom, Bassem Saassouh, Dariush Motazedian
      Pages: 717 - 727
      Abstract: Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering, e-First Articles.
      This paper presents a preliminary seismic risk screening tool to identify buildings whose superior structural and non-structural seismic performance in regions of low seismicity can be assessed based on several key attributes. The tool is designed to exempt buildings from detailed seismic risk assessment if key exemption criteria are met. The exemption criteria are based on: a seismic categorization system linked to anticipated building damage and seismicity; whether or not the building was designed using modern seismic design provisions; and the remaining time that the building will be occupied. The tool also provides a second list of criteria, which if satisfied, will automatically trigger further detailed seismic risk assessment. The decisions rendered by the tool regarding the expected seismic performance of a building are evaluated against the next level of seismic risk screening tool to ensure the consistency. A flowchart is presented to facilitate adoption of the tool by practicing engineers and other end-users.
      Citation: Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering
      PubDate: 2018-03-24T07:00:00Z
      DOI: 10.1139/cjce-2017-0504
       
  • Seismic fragility analysis of pre-1975 conventional concrete frame
           buildings in Canada
    • Authors: Abdullah Al Mamun, Murat Saatcioglu
      Pages: 728 - 738
      Abstract: Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering, e-First Articles.
      Fragility analysis was conducted for reinforced concrete frame buildings in Canada designed based on the 1965 National Building Code of Canada as representative of pre-1975 era of seismic design practice. Two-, five-, and ten-storey buildings were designed for Vancouver and Ottawa, representing buildings in high and medium seismic regions. They were modelled for inelastic response time history analysis, with respective inelastic hysteretic models for flexure and shear. Software PERFORM-3D was used to conduct incremental dynamic analysis under incrementally increasing earthquake intensity. Probabilistic analysis of the results of incremental dynamic analysis led to the development of fragility functions, which can be used as seismic vulnerability assessment tools. The results are compared with those generated for frame buildings designed on the basis of the 2010 NBCC. The comparison indicates that the probabilities of exceeding performance levels are significantly higher for older buildings relative to recently built fully ductile and moderately ductile buildings, respectively.
      Citation: Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering
      PubDate: 2018-04-09T07:00:00Z
      DOI: 10.1139/cjce-2017-0238
       
  • Analysis of bond-slip and transverse dissipative energies in confined
           reinforcing bars
    • Authors: Armin Erfanian, Alaa E. Elwi
      Pages: 739 - 751
      Abstract: Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering, e-First Articles.
      A finite element approach for the analysis of straight and bent reinforcing bars in confined concrete under monotonic loading is presented. This type of anchorage is mostly found in joints. Bond and transverse dissipative energies are included. The proposed approach predicts the capacity, bond, slip, strains, and stresses along the bars in curved and straight configurations. This method can be used to predict bar pullout behavior. Various bond-slip models and test results are available in the literature. Many of the current approaches do not consider the plastic stage bond, transverse pressure, and large deformations. These shortcomings are resolved in this research. A simplified but effective approach is proposed for plastic stage bond. Internal and external transverse pressures are addressed presenting a mathematically sound incremental procedure. These solutions are appended to the existing nonlinear strategies to accommodate large deformations. Comparison with published experimental results demonstrates the accuracy of the proposed method.
      Citation: Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering
      PubDate: 2018-04-01T07:00:00Z
      DOI: 10.1139/cjce-2017-0520
       
  • Establishing the fundamental period of light-frame wood buildings on the
           basis of ambient vibration tests
    • Authors: Ghazanfarah Hafeez, Ghasan Doudak, Ghyslaine McClure
      Pages: 752 - 765
      Abstract: Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering, e-First Articles.
      This research project deals with dynamic field testing of light-frame wood buildings with wood-based shear walls. The primary objective of the investigation is to evaluate the building code formula for estimating light-frame wood building’s fundamental period for seismic analysis, through intensive field testing and numerical modeling. The project also aims to propose an alternative simplified rational approach to seismic analysis of these structures. The paper presents ambient vibration testing results of light-frame wood buildings in Canada. The dynamic characteristics of the measured buildings, such as natural frequency, mode shapes, and equivalent structural damping were obtained from frequency domain analysis of ambient motion records. Using a simplified method of period estimation based on the Rayleigh approximation while using the building mass and replacing the stiffness of shear walls by their length showed reasonable fit when compared with the finite element model results and ambient vibration testing measured periods. A formula was developed based on the regression analysis of the tested buildings. The expression is a function of building height, floor area, and shear wall length and it was shown to provide a reasonably good fit with the measured results.
      Citation: Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering
      PubDate: 2018-04-20T07:00:00Z
      DOI: 10.1139/cjce-2017-0348
       
  • Lateral torsional buckling of welded wide flange beams under constant
           moment
    • Authors: Imran Kabir, Anjan K. Bhowmick
      Pages: 766 - 779
      Abstract: Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering, e-First Articles.
      The structural steel design specification in Canada, CSA S16-14, uses the same equations for the design of rolled and welded shape beams for lateral torsional buckling (LTB). A recent study has shown that the current design equations might overestimate the capacity of welded wide flange (WWF) beams. This paper evaluates the performance of the current design equations in providing LTB capacities of welded I-shape beams (WWF beams). An extensive finite element (FE) analysis is performed for simply supported WWF beams subjected to constant moment. In total, 256 FE models are analyzed and it is observed that both CSA and AISC overestimate the LTB capacity of welded I-shape beams by as much as 37%, particularly when residual stress measured at Lehigh University is used in the analysis. Also, the Eurocode is found to be conservative and the proposed equation by MacPhedran and Grondin in 2011 provides better predictions of LTB strengths of WWF shapes than the current CSA approach.
      Citation: Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering
      PubDate: 2018-04-23T07:00:00Z
      DOI: 10.1139/cjce-2017-0499
       
  • Vehicle swept path analysis based on GPS data
    • Authors: Vladan Ilić, Dejan Gavran, Sanja Fric, Filip Trpčevski, Stefan Vranjevac
      Pages: 827 - 839
      Abstract: Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering, e-First Articles.
      Vehicle swept path analysis presents an essential step while working on at-grade intersection and roundabout designs. Following the intensive development of computer-aided design (CAD) software in the past two decades, numerous CAD-based computer programs for vehicle movement simulation have been developed and commercially distributed. The accuracy of these simulation programs is usually verified by conducting experimental field tests in which real movement trajectories of design vehicles, equipped with global positioning system (GPS) receivers, are recorded. This paper proposes an improved methodology for retrieving vehicle movement trajectories from collected GPS data. The proposed methodology reduces the trajectory inaccuracy resulting from pavement grading characteristics and the inability to accurately install GPS receivers in relation to streamlined vehicle body. Results of field experiments show that the reduction of positioning errors in the horizontal projection is not smaller than 50.0 mm compared with previous studies.
      Citation: Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering
      PubDate: 2018-05-17T07:00:00Z
      DOI: 10.1139/cjce-2017-0245
       
  • Finite element analysis of intermediate crack debonding in fibre
           reinforced polymer strengthened reinforced concrete beams
    • Authors: Michael Cohen, Agostino Monteleone, Stanislav Potapenko
      Pages: 840 - 851
      Abstract: Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering, e-First Articles.
      The performance of the fibre reinforced polymer (FRP) to reinforced concrete (RC) interface is vital to ensure desired design capacity. Without proper understanding of the interfacial behaviour it is impossible to develop an effective, efficient, and rational bonding technique. This paper presents the results of a comprehensive numerical investigation aimed to assess and better understand the debonding behaviour caused by different types of intermediate flexural crack distributions in FRP–RC strengthened beams. The model is based on damage mechanics modelling of concrete, a bilinear bond–slip relationship with softening to represent the interface, and a discrete crack approach to simulate crack propagation. The model also highlights how crack propagation and debonding is affected by the rate of change of moment. It is shown that the variation of crack spacing and rate of change of moment can significantly affect debonding crack propagation and strain development in the internal and external reinforcement, which directly influences debonding load.
      Citation: Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering
      PubDate: 2018-05-13T07:00:00Z
      DOI: 10.1139/cjce-2017-0439
       
  • Reliability estimation of public bus routes: Applicability of multivariate
           adaptive regression splines approach
    • Authors: Mustafa Özuysal, S. Pelin Çalişkanelli̇
      Pages: 852 - 865
      Abstract: Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering, e-First Articles.
      The performance of public bus lines is generally evaluated by comparing demand and ridership. However, reliability gain or loss by a proposed bus route should also be considered in the decision-making process to ensure a service that is preferable for users and operable for providers. In this study, it is aimed to provide a tool for predicting the reliability of a proposed bus route by considering route layout and traffic conditions. Travel time based reliability is predicted by using a novel nonparametric method, multivariate adaptive regression splines (MARS). Some critical thresholds of route layout parameters that should be considered for higher reliability are found. It is concluded that route lengths longer than 10 km, and number of intersections over 22 considerably decrease whole day based reliability. For peak hour based reliability, the types and numbers of intersections are found to be more efficient than the ones in whole day based model and a reliability regulator impact of roundabout numbers under nine is observed.
      Citation: Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering
      PubDate: 2018-04-20T07:00:00Z
      DOI: 10.1139/cjce-2017-0518
       
  • A framework for building information modeling implementation in
           engineering education
    • Authors: Conrad Boton, Daniel Forgues, Gilles Halin
      Pages: 866 - 877
      Abstract: Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering, e-First Articles.
      Universities are facing many challenges to their efforts to introduce building information modeling (BIM) in engineering education. Many research efforts have been dedicated to the subject and addressed some specific aspects of the issue. Thus, there is no comprehensive framework to provide decision-makers with practical and neutral guidelines. The framework proposed in this paper identifies the main challenges to address. A case study from a Canadian engineering school is used to evaluate and to validate the proposed framework, and to illustrate the challenges. The strategy of integrating BIM in engineering education should be based on the specific skills the students are expected to acquire. It is then possible to define the appropriate teaching approaches. An effective implementation strategy should be gradual to progressively raise community awareness, learn from mistakes, and identify best practices. A particular emphasis should be placed on the needs of the local industry.
      Citation: Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering
      PubDate: 2018-07-05T07:00:00Z
      DOI: 10.1139/cjce-2018-0047
       
  • Numerical simulation of one-way concrete slabs reinforced with glass fiber
           reinforced polymer bars under service temperatures
    • Authors: Samia Lardjane, Hizia Bellakehal, Ali Zaidi, Radhouane Masmoudi
      Pages: 878 - 888
      Abstract: Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering, e-First Articles.
      The thermal incompatibility between fiber reinforced polymer (FRP) bars and concrete may cause splitting cracks within the concrete and, eventually, the deterioration of the bond between the FRP bar and the concrete. This paper presents a numerical study using ADINA finite elements software to investigate the thermal behavior of actual one-way concrete slabs reinforced with glass FRP (GFRP) bars varying the ratio of concrete cover thickness to FRP bar diameter (c/db) from 1.3 to 2.8. Slabs are submitted to temperature variations varied from −50 to 60 °C. The main results prove that first radial cracks occur in concrete, at the FRP bar – concrete interface, at thermal loads (ΔTcr) varied between 15 °C and 30 °C. While, the circumferential cracks appear within concrete, at FRP bar – concrete interface, at ΔTcr varied between −15 °C and −35 °C depending of the ratio c/db (1.3 to 2.8) and the tensile strength of concrete fct (1.9 to 2.9 MPa). These numerical thermal loading values are relatively in good agreement with those predicted from the analytical model. The numerical model shows that there is no failure of the concrete cover for low temperatures for slabs having c/db = 1.3 to 2.8 and fct = 1.9 to 2.9 MPa. Nevertheless, for high temperatures, the splitting failure of concrete cover is produced at thermal loads ΔTsp′ varied from 30 °C to 59 °C. While, for concrete situated between GFRP bars, the splitting failure occurred at thermal loads ΔTsp′ equal to 46 °C. Thermal stresses and strains, and also cracking thermal loads predicted from the numerical model are compared with those obtained from analytical models and experimental tests.
      Citation: Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering
      PubDate: 2018-05-27T07:00:00Z
      DOI: 10.1139/cjce-2016-0566
       
  • Highway 400 precast concrete inlay panel project: Instrumentation plan,
           installation, and preliminary results
    • Authors: Daniel Pickel, Susan Tighe, Warren Lee, Rico Fung
      Pages: 889 - 898
      Abstract: Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering, e-First Articles.
      The Ministry of Transportation of Ontario was interested in a rehabilitation strategy that could be used to address deep-seated rutting issues encountered on its 400-series highways. A precast concrete inlay panel (PCIP) rehabilitation design was developed and constructed involving the installation of precast panels into partially-milled asphalt pavement. Sub-surface instrumentation was installed at the PCIP–asphalt interface including earth pressure cells and moisture sensors installed in six instrumentation clusters. This instrumentation has been monitored to gather information regarding the PCIP trial installation. Readings from the moisture sensors indicate that water penetrates beneath the PCIPs in precipitation events, though these moisture levels recede under dry conditions, indicating that the water can exit the sub-slab area. Static load testing using a fully-loaded gravel truck was used to determine the different support reactions caused by different loading configurations. Higher loads were generally found beneath the joints in the two loading situations studied.
      Citation: Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering
      PubDate: 2018-09-29T09:26:47Z
      DOI: 10.1139/cjce-2018-0044
       
  • A perceptual forward collision warning model using naturalistic driving
           data
    • Authors: Mostafa H. Tawfeek, Karim El-Basyouny
      Pages: 899 - 907
      Abstract: Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering, e-First Articles.
      Rear-end collisions represent a quarter to one-third of the total number of collisions occurring on North American roads. While there are several methods to mitigate rear-end collision effects, one way is to warn drivers about impending events using forward collision warning (FCW) systems. At the core of any FCW algorithm is a trigger distance at which a message is relayed to the driver to avoid rear-end collisions. The main goal of this paper is to propose a warning distance model based on naturalistic driver following behavior. This was achieved by investigating car-following events within a critical time-to-collision range. A total of 5785 candidate car-following events were identified for the model development from 2 months of naturalistic driving study data of 63 drivers. Using regression analysis, the minimum warning distance was linked to several performance measures. It was found that the relative speed, the host vehicle speed, and the host vehicle acceleration can significantly affect the minimum warning distance. To assess the performance of the developed algorithm, it was compared to six of the existing FCW algorithms in terms of warning distances. The results of the developed algorithm were consistent with the other perceptual FCW algorithms. However, the warning distances of the proposed algorithm were less than the distances produced by the kinematic algorithms. The proposed algorithm could be used as a minimum threshold to trigger an alert for an FCW algorithm. Since the proposed algorithm is developed based on actual driving data, it is expected to be more acceptable by drivers. However, the algorithm needs further testing in real-life to validate this expectation.
      Citation: Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering
      PubDate: 2018-05-19T07:00:00Z
      DOI: 10.1139/cjce-2017-0592
       
 
 
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