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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: 43)
Advances in Structural Engineering     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 34)
Agregat     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Ambiente Construído     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
American Journal of Civil Engineering and Architecture     Open Access   (Followers: 36)
Architectural Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Architecture and Engineering     Open Access  
Architecture, Civil Engineering, Environment     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Archives of Civil and Mechanical Engineering     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Archives of Civil Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 13)
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: 6)
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: 16)
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: 14)
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: 10)
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: 19)
Civil Engineering = Siviele Ingenieurswese     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Civil Engineering and Architecture     Open Access   (Followers: 24)
Civil Engineering and Environmental Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Civil Engineering and Technology     Open Access   (Followers: 13)
Civil Engineering Dimension     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
Civil Engineering Infrastructures Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Cohesion and Structure     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Composite Structures     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 291)
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  
Construindo     Open Access  
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: 3)
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)
Gaceta Técnica     Open Access  
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: 36)
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   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Civil Engineering and Construction Technology     Open Access   (Followers: 16)
Journal of Civil Engineering and Management     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Journal of Civil Engineering and Science     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Journal of Civil Engineering Research     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
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: 79)
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: 18)
Journal of Construction Engineering, Technology & Management     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
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: 6)
Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Journal of Nondestructive Evaluation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Journal of Offshore Structure and Technology     Full-text available via subscription  
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: 4)
Journal of Road and Traffic Engineering     Open Access  
Journal of Solid Waste Technology and Management     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Structural Engineering     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 36)
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: 4)
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   (Followers: 2)
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)
Lithosphere     Open Access  
Materiales de Construcción     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Mathematical Modelling in Civil Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Media Komunikasi Teknik Sipil     Open Access  
Media 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: 4)
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)
REDER : Revista de Estudios Latinoamericanos sobre Reducción del Riesgo de Desastres     Open Access  
Research in Nondestructive Evaluation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Resilience     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Revista de Investigación     Open Access  
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)

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Case Studies in Structural Engineering
Journal Prestige (SJR): 0.343
Citation Impact (citeScore): 1
Number of Followers: 10  

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  • Fatigue reliability assessment of ageing railway truss bridges:
           Rationality of probabilistic stress-life approach

    • Authors: Nirosha D. Adasooriya
      Pages: 1 - 10
      Abstract: Publication date: December 2016
      Source:Case Studies in Structural Engineering, Volume 6
      Author(s): Nirosha D. Adasooriya
      Rail authorities all over the world are paying attention to extend the service lives of railway bridges. The famous Miner’s rule employed deterministic or probabilistic fatigue assessment approaches are generally used to predict remaining fatigue life of ageing railway bridges. Under many variable amplitude loading conditions, life predictions have been found to be unreliable since Miner’s rule does not properly take account the loading sequence effect. Therefore, this paper presents a comparison of a new probabilistic fatigue assessment approach with deterministic approach consisting of a new damage indicator, which captures the loading sequence effect of variable amplitude loads more precisely than the Miner’s rule. The comparison is performed by applying both fatigue assessment approaches to predict the remaining fatigue life of an ageing railway bridge. This comparison intends to conclude the possibility of capturing uncertainty behind loading sequence effect by proposed probabilistic fatigue assessment approach. Initially the paper presents the both approaches. Then the proposed approaches are applied to predict the fatigue lives of an ageing railway bridge. Finally predicted fatigue lives are compared and rationality, significance and validity of the proposed approaches are discussed.

      PubDate: 2016-05-16T16:37:10Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.csse.2016.04.002
      Issue No: Vol. 6 (2016)
       
  • Case study of load-bearing precast wall system subject to low seismic
           intensity by linear and nonlinear analyses

    • Authors: Patrick Liq Yee Tiong; Sing Ping Chiew; Beng Hur Teow
      Pages: 11 - 21
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 3 May 2016
      Source:Case Studies in Structural Engineering
      Author(s): Patrick Liq Yee Tiong, Sing Ping Chiew, Beng Hur Teow
      This paper investigates the behaviour of load-bearing precast wall system (namely the HC Precast System − HCPS) subject to seismicity in Malaysia. Recent tremors felt across the heeded the call for the need of seismic design guidelines to be implemented. For this study, the design ground acceleration for Malaysia has not been finalized. Throughout the years, several schools of thought that occurred among different researchers pertaining to the value of design ground acceleration, ranging from 0.05g to 0.1g. The implications of the selected values can be great especially in designing new buildings or retrofitting existing ones. Thus, linear analysis using Modal Response Spectrum Analysis (MRSA) and nonlinear pushover analysis of representative HCPS were performed for this study. The finite element (FE) model focused particularly on the nonlinear behaviour of the interface between a precast wall and cast in-situ column. Prior to the modal and pushover analyses, the FE model was validated against quasi-static cyclic test results of identical precast system obtained from literature. Differences between the MRSA and pushover approaches are presented and discussed. Performance levels of the structural system were subjected to three levels of design ground acceleration (0.05, 0.075 and 0.1g) have been included.

      PubDate: 2016-05-16T16:37:10Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.csse.2016.05.001
      Issue No: Vol. 6 (2016)
       
  • A wireless railway catenary structural monitoring system: full-scale case
           study

    • Authors: Petter Nåvik; Anders Rønnquist; Sebastian Stichel
      Pages: 22 - 30
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 6 May 2016
      Source:Case Studies in Structural Engineering
      Author(s): Petter Nåvik, Anders Rønnquist, Sebastian Stichel
      Full-scale structural measurements of new and existing railway catenary systems are becoming increasingly important due to continually increasing train speeds and the resulting consequences. Higher speeds lead to increased loads and greater structural dynamic responses, necessitating that both static and dynamic regulations be fulfilled. Sampling directly on railway catenary sections is necessary to assess their structural behaviour. The results can both be analysed directly and be used for validating and/or improving numerical models, which in turn can be used to explore the structural response at higher speeds. This case study presents and explores a newly developed wireless sensor system that includes multiple sensors that can be mounted arbitrarily on any of the wires in a catenary system. All sensors synchronously sample accelerations and rotational velocities over a range of up to 1,400m. This paper shows the results of mounting the developed sensor system and sampling the data of an existing railway catenary section at the Hovin station in Norway. Sampling was performed from both self-excited tests and 140 scheduled train passages. The outputs have been analysed to show that the data can be used to successfully assess railway catenary structural response components.

      PubDate: 2016-05-09T15:19:02Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.csse.2016.05.003
      Issue No: Vol. 6 (2016)
       
  • An Analytical Model for Inelastic Cyclic Response of Eccentrically Braced
           Frame with Vertical Shear Link (V-EBF)

    • Authors: Jack Bouwkamp; Mohamad Ghasem Vetr; Ali Ghamari
      Pages: 31 - 44
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 13 May 2016
      Source:Case Studies in Structural Engineering
      Author(s): Jack Bouwkamp, Mohamad Ghasem Vetr, Ali Ghamari
      Eccentrically Braced Frames (EBFs) have a capability of energy dissipation relying on horizontal link beams in main frame. Use of vertical link (V-EBF) enhances system performance; main frame damaged, easy replaces after earthquake, and it can be rehabilitated minor changes of existing structure. This paper describes experimental and analytical study of the V-EBF system. Experimental results showed that ultimate shear strength of vertical link is more than two times of yielding strength. In analytical model, Kinematic-Isotropic strain hardening for shear, and only Kinematic for moment, showed accurate results with an upper bound for yielding surface to the vertical link.

      PubDate: 2016-05-16T16:37:10Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.csse.2016.05.002
      Issue No: Vol. 6 (2016)
       
  • Fundamental period elongation of a RC building during the Pollino seismic
           swarm sequence

    • Authors: Maria Rosaria Gallipoli; Tony Alfredo Stabile; Philippe Guéguen; Marco Mucciarelli; Paolo Comelli; Michele Bertoni
      Pages: 45 - 52
      Abstract: Publication date: December 2016
      Source:Case Studies in Structural Engineering, Volume 6
      Author(s): Maria Rosaria Gallipoli, Tony Alfredo Stabile, Philippe Guéguen, Marco Mucciarelli, Paolo Comelli, Michele Bertoni
      A primary school in Rotonda was monitored during an on-going seismic sequence in the Pollino area, Southern Italy. The Reinforced Concrete (RC) building is a typical three story building with a concrete frame, bearing pre-cast slab flooring, concrete block internal walls and pre-cast external infill slabs. The monitoring began in September 2011 with a single station on top of the building, and after the ML =5 mainshock occurred in October 2012 a network was completed with accelerometers on each floor and real-time streaming data was transmitted to the Istituto Nazionale di Oceanografia e Geofisica Sperimentale (Udine-Northern Italy). The school suffered no visible damage during the sequence. The real-time monitoring of the Rotonda school proved to be important for two reasons: (1) the large range of magnitudes and recorded peak accelerations allowed the study of the non-stationary frequency response; (2) the results also show how a simple, real-time monitoring system using cost-effective accelerometers could be used as a tool to provide information on the damage state and usability of the school.

      PubDate: 2016-06-16T02:35:08Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.csse.2016.05.005
      Issue No: Vol. 6 (2016)
       
  • An approximate method of dynamic amplification factor for alternate load
           path in redundancy and progressive collapse linear static analysis for
           steel truss bridges

    • Authors: Hoang Trong Khuyen; Eiji Iwasaki
      Pages: 53 - 62
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 7 June 2016
      Source:Case Studies in Structural Engineering
      Author(s): Hoang Trong Khuyen, Eiji Iwasaki
      Linear static analysis with an alternate load path using dynamic amplification factor (DAF) is often used for redundancy and progressive collapse analysis of steel truss bridges to avoid using the more time-consuming dynamic analysis. This study presents an empirical equation to calculate the DAF for this type of analysis against the initial sudden member fracture. Currently, this analysis employs an approximate model with a single degree of freedom to calculate the DAF. With a 5% damping ratio, the constant DAF of 1.854 is used for all types of steel truss bridges. However, this approach is inaccurate because the DAF varies between bridges and with the location of the fractured members as well. Considering some of the approaches developed for building structures but adapting them to steel truss bridges, this paper proposes an empirical equation that allows for the computation of the DAF from the maximum norm stress σ i s / σ i y in static linear elastic analysis of the damaged model with a member removal. A total of 30 illustrative cases for two typical steel truss bridges are investigated to obtain the data points for the empirical equation. The proposed empirical equation is the enveloped line offset from the best fit line for the data points in illustrative cases.

      PubDate: 2016-06-16T02:35:08Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.csse.2016.06.001
      Issue No: Vol. 6 (2016)
       
  • NMIT ARTS & MEDIA BUILDING − INNOVATIVE STRUCTURAL DESIGN OF A THREE
           STOREY POST-TENSIONED TIMBER BUILDING

    • Authors: Tony Holden; Carl Devereux; Shane Haydon; Andrew Buchanan; Stefano Pampanin
      Pages: 76 - 83
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 25 June 2016
      Source:Case Studies in Structural Engineering
      Author(s): Tony Holden, Carl Devereux, Shane Haydon, Andrew Buchanan, Stefano Pampanin
      The NMIT Arts & Media Building in Nelson, New Zealand is the first in a new generation of multi-storey timber structures. It employs a number of innovative timber technologies including an advanced damage avoidance earthquake design that is a world first for a timber building. Aurecon structural engineers are the first to use this revolutionary Pres-Lam technology developed at the University of Canterbury. This technology marks a fundamental change in design philosophy. Conventional seismic design of multi-storey structures typically depends on member ductility and the acceptance of a certain amount of damage to beams, columns or walls. The NMIT seismic system relies on pairs of coupled timber shear walls that incorporate high strength steel tendons post-tensioned through a central duct. The walls are centrally fixed allowing them to rock during a seismic event. A series of U-shaped steel plates placed between the walls form a coupling mechanism, and act as dissipaters to absorb seismic energy. The design allows the primary structure to remain essentially undamaged in a major earthquake while readily replaceable connections act as plastic fuses. With a key focus on sustainability the extensive use of timber and engineered-wood products such as laminated veneer lumber (LVL) makes use of a local natural resource, all grown and manufactured within an 80km radius of Nelson. This IstructE award winning project demonstrates that there are now cost effective, sustainable and innovative solutions for multi-story timber buildings with potential applications for building owners in seismic areas around the world.

      PubDate: 2016-06-26T13:01:11Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.csse.2016.06.003
      Issue No: Vol. 6 (2016)
       
  • Strut Effectiveness Factor for Reinforced Concrete Deep Beams under
           Dynamic Loading Conditions

    • Authors: Ammar N. Hanoon; M.S. Jaafar; Farzad Hejazi; F.N.A. Abd Aziz
      Pages: 84 - 102
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 11 August 2016
      Source:Case Studies in Structural Engineering
      Author(s): Ammar N. Hanoon, M.S. Jaafar, Farzad Hejazi, F.N.A. Abd Aziz
      In current study, a new strut effectiveness factor based on Strut-and-Tie Model (STM) is proposed to assess the ultimate shear strength of reinforced concrete (RC) deep beam subjected to dynamic loads. The derivation of the new effectiveness factor of concrete struts is based on Mohr–Coulomb criterion failure. Two types of concrete failure, diagonal splitting and concrete crushing failure modes, are proposed and examined. The modification of the proposed model is simulated in a MATLABSIMULINK environment. The proposed model exhibits efficiency in assessing dynamic shear resistance for deep beams. Moreover, a parametric study is then conducted to examine the effect of flexural reinforcement ratio, transverse reinforcement and shear-span to depth ratio on shear behavior of RC deep beams with consideration of the changes in strain rate. The proposed effectiveness factor is validated by utilizing the experimental results obtained from the literature and shows good accuracy for prediction the shear strength of reinforced concrete deep beams under different loading conditions.

      PubDate: 2016-08-13T20:36:24Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.csse.2016.08.001
      Issue No: Vol. 6 (2016)
       
  • Material Strength of Long-Term Used Penstock of A Hydroelectric Power
           Plant

    • Authors: F. Kawamura; M. Miura; R. Ebara; K. Yanase
      Pages: 103 - 114
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 18 July 2016
      Source:Case Studies in Structural Engineering
      Author(s): F. Kawamura, M. Miura, R. Ebara, K. Yanase
      In this study, the material strength of a carbon steel (JIS SS400), which has been used for the penstock of a hydroelectric power plant for about 50 years, is examined. A series of data were obtained and analyzed by measuring the chemical compositions, observing the macro- and micro-structure and conducting tensile tests. The present study revealed that the material strength (0.2% proof strength and ultimate tensile strength) measured at one site can not be regarded as a reliable representative of the entire structure. On the other hand, strong and positive correlation between equivalent carbon content and material strength indicates that measuring the former is an effective and reasonably accurate estimate of the latter. In addition, potential use of nondestructive evaluations, including the Vickers hardness, and their reliability is discussed. In practice, a series of statistical analysis with those valuable field data provides us with the insight on the material strength of long-term used penstock.

      PubDate: 2016-07-24T14:28:53Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.csse.2016.06.002
      Issue No: Vol. 6 (2016)
       
  • Comparative experimental study of hot-formed, hot-finished and cold-formed
           rectangular hollow sections

    • Authors: Xing-Zhao Zhang; Su Liu; Ming-Shan Zhao; Sing-Ping Chiew
      Pages: 115 - 129
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 18 September 2016
      Source:Case Studies in Structural Engineering
      Author(s): Xing-Zhao Zhang, Su Liu, Ming-Shan Zhao, Sing-Ping Chiew
      This paper presents a comparative experimental study on the physical, chemical and mechanical properties of indirectly formed hot-formed, hot-finished and cold-formed structural steel rectangular hollow sections. Characteristic geometrical parameters and chemical compositions are examined to investigate the physical and chemical differences. Tensile test and charpy V-notch impact test are employed to evaluate the difference in strength, ductility and toughness. Further, the residual stress distributions in both transverse and longitudinal directions are measured using the sectioning method and hole-drilling technique. It is found out that although the geometrical parameters and chemical composition of the tested hollow sections are similar, the mechanical properties are significantly different, especially for strength, ductility and residual stress distribution. While the hot-finished and hot-formed sections are often treated equally in design, their mechanical properties and residual stresses distribution are actually different.

      PubDate: 2016-09-18T19:43:05Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.csse.2016.09.001
      Issue No: Vol. 6 (2016)
       
  • Standard-compliant development of a design value for wood-plastic
           composite cladding: an application-oriented perspective

    • Authors: Daniel Friedrich; Andreas Luible
      Pages: 13 - 17
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 27 January 2016
      Source:Case Studies in Structural Engineering
      Author(s): Daniel Friedrich, Andreas Luible
      Bio-based materials, such as wood–plastic composites (WPC), have gained the interest of the resource-intensive building industry. Presently, this novel composite is being used in decking and cladding. The structural design of façades made from WPC compounds, however, has been difficult in the past due to a lack of design principles and experience. In this case study a design concept is developed, which combines material attributes describing the strength loss of the material due to different weathering processes on façades. Although this approach is widely used for approvals of cladding kits in Central Europe, it has not yet been used for WPCs. This paper is unique because for the first time research findings taken from a literature review on WPC attributes are used to obtain a realistic WPC design value for engineered façades. Simulations of WPC aging in three main categories predicted a strength loss of approximately 50% compared to the virgin material. Nevertheless, a WPC material design value which includes the effects of material aging is still useful for a façade planner‘s practical work in view of the mandatory codes and standards in this field.

      PubDate: 2016-01-28T15:50:06Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.csse.2016.01.001
      Issue No: Vol. 5 (2016)
       
  • An approach to the development of connections between fibre reinforced
           polymer bridge decks

    • Authors: Valbona Mara; Robert Kliger
      Pages: 18 - 26
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 4 March 2016
      Source:Case Studies in Structural Engineering
      Author(s): Valbona Mara, Robert Kliger
      The use of fibre reinforced polymer (FRP) bridge decks has attracted increasing interest as a competitive alternative to traditional decking solutions. Even though the use of FRP decks started in the early 1990s, the uptake of these decks has been slow in bridge construction and there remains a need for research in diverse technical areas to promote the widespread use of these decks. One such area is the detailing and design of deck panel level connections which enable rapid on-site assembly. The development of connections in FRP decks is a somewhat complex process, which should take account of not only the structural performance and durability of the joint but also the ease of application and the tolerances this necessitates. It should therefore be regarded as a process in which the bridge owner, the designer, the manufacturer and the contractor are all involved. This process has been applied in the development of a novel joint configuration for panel level connections presented in this paper. The collaboration between the bridge owner, designer, manufacturer and contractor led to the development of a connection concept, in which expectations originating from the views of all parties were included. In this way, a concept focusing on meeting the requirements of all bodies was designed.

      PubDate: 2016-03-08T12:21:05Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.csse.2016.03.002
      Issue No: Vol. 5 (2016)
       
  • Assessment of standard compliance of Central European plastics-based wall
           cladding using multi-criteria decision making (MCDM)

    • Authors: Daniel Friedrich; Andreas Luible
      Pages: 27 - 37
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 3 March 2016
      Source:Case Studies in Structural Engineering
      Author(s): Daniel Friedrich, Andreas Luible
      Plastics are increasingly combined with renewable fibers to form materials such as wood-plastic composites (WPCs). These bio-based materials have gained the interest of the resource-intensive building industry and are currently used mainly for decking and cladding. Despite their environmental friendliness, WPC façades are still underrepresented in the market. This fact raises the question of whether WPC cladding is currently well positioned in the market and whether its attributes are advertised in a way that makes it stand out in a material selection process. A review of standards and codes relevant to façade design was carried out in this study, which allowed the identification of 21 product attributes as potential deciding factors in cladding product selection. Subsequently, the most promising attributes were used to assess commercially available plastics-based cladding products. By using multi-criteria decision making (MCDM) it was found that WPC cladding is still far behind other cladding products with respect to standard compliance but has specific properties which support product optimization. MCDM can be used by WPC cladding manufacturers for strategic product development and by façade designers for material selection processes.

      PubDate: 2016-03-08T12:21:05Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.csse.2016.03.001
      Issue No: Vol. 5 (2016)
       
  • Prediction of UHPFRC Panels Thickness Subjected to Aircraft Engine Impact

    • Authors: Duc-Kien Thai; Seung-Eock Kim
      Pages: 38 - 53
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 16 March 2016
      Source:Case Studies in Structural Engineering
      Author(s): Duc-Kien Thai, Seung-Eock Kim
      In the practical design of nuclear building structures subjected to an aircraft crash, the structures are required to prevent scabbing and perforation. NEI 07-13 provided the formulas to predict the minimum reinforced concrete (RC) wall thickness to prevent the local damage caused by aircraft engine impact. However, these formulas may not be suitable for predicting the thickness of the ultra-high performance fiber reinforced concrete (UHPFRC) wall. In this study, the local damage of a UHPFRC wall caused by the impact of aircraft engine missile is investigated using a finite element program LS-DYNA. The structural components of the UHPFRC panel, aircraft engine model, and their contacts are fully modeled. The analysis results are verified with the test results. A parametric study with varying panel thickness, fiber type and content, and impact velocity is performed to investigate the local damage of the UHPFRC panel. Based on a comparison with the given formulas, the modified equations of Chang and Degen are proposed to predict the minimum wall thickness to prevent scabbing and perforation in the case in which the UHPFRC structure is used.

      PubDate: 2016-03-18T18:35:04Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.csse.2016.03.003
      Issue No: Vol. 5 (2016)
       
  • Multiple-Support Seismic Response of Bosporus Suspension Bridge for
           Various Random Vibration Methods

    • Authors: Süleyman Adanur; Ahmet Can Altunişik; Kurtuluş Soyluk; Alemdar Bayraktar; A. Aydın Dumanoğlu
      Pages: 54 - 67
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 5 April 2016
      Source:Case Studies in Structural Engineering
      Author(s): Süleyman Adanur, Ahmet Can Altunişik, Kurtuluş Soyluk, Alemdar Bayraktar, A. Aydın Dumanoğlu
      This paper presents a study about the spatial variability effects of ground motions on the dynamic behavior of a suspension bridge by a random vibration based spectral analysis approach and two response spectrum methods. Bosphorus Suspension Bridge built in Turkey and connects Europe to Asia in Istanbul is selected as a numerical example. The spatial variability of ground motions between the support points is taken into account with a coherency function that characterizes the incoherence, wave-passage and site-response effects. Power spectral density function and response spectrum values used in random vibration analyses are determined depending on the recordings of August 17, 1999, Kocaeli, Turkey earthquake. From the results, it can be observed that the structural responses for each random vibration analysis depend largely on the intensity and frequency contents of power spectral density functions.

      PubDate: 2016-04-07T08:35:36Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.csse.2016.04.001
      Issue No: Vol. 5 (2016)
       
  • Role of construction materials in the collapse of R/C buildings after Mw
           7.8 pedernales – Eecuador earthquake, April 2016

    • Authors: Fabricio Yépez; Oswaldo Yépez
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 5 December 2016
      Source:Case Studies in Structural Engineering
      Author(s): Fabricio Yépez, Oswaldo Yépez
      More than 7000 reinforced concrete (R/C) buildings were destroyed after the Mw 7.8 Pedernales earthquake in Ecuador. In this paper, concrete materials used in such buildings are studied as a possible source of vulnerability. They have been analyzed and tested (lab and SEM). Evidence found confirmed that quality of construction materials is far from acceptable, and construction practices applied were very poor. Use of sea sand caused very high corrosion level in steel bars and mylonitization of coarse aggregates used in concrete produced very low strength materials. Those facts were the main reasons of damage and collapse of thousands of buildings.

      PubDate: 2016-12-10T12:23:52Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.csse.2016.12.001
       
  • Seismic vulnerability assessment of an Italian historical masonry dry dock

    • Authors: Marco Zucca; Pietro Giuseppe Crespi; Nicola Longarini
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 6 November 2016
      Source:Case Studies in Structural Engineering
      Author(s): Marco Zucca, Pietro Giuseppe Crespi, Nicola Longarini
      The paper presents the seismic vulnerability analysis of the military dry dock built in 1861 inside the Messina’s harbor. The study appears very important not only for the relevance of the dry dock itself, but also for its social, military and symbolic role. As a first step, the historical documentation about the dry dock delivered by the Military Technical Office, in charge of its maintenance, was thoroughly examined. This activity was fundamental to understand the construction methods, the rehabilitation works executed after the severe earthquake of 1908 and, finally, the works carried out to increase the size of the dry dock in 1950. After this first step, numerical seismic analyses were done with some implemented finite element models (FEM) of the structure. In each FEM, the vertical loads were applied according to the “construction stages” analysis technique, in order to achieve an appropriate representation of the soil stresses around the structure. The analysis results were evaluated according to the Italian design code (NTC 2008) in order to determine the seismic vulnerability of the dry dock.

      PubDate: 2016-11-12T19:36:15Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.csse.2016.11.001
       
  • Current UK trends in the use of simple and/or semi-rigid steel connections

    • Authors: Kidd Judge; S.W. Jones
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 16 June 2016
      Source:Case Studies in Structural Engineering
      Author(s): M. Kidd, R. Judge, S.W. Jones
      This paper presents the findings of an internet based survey conducted on members of the UK steel construction industry. The survey was in the form of an online questionnaire that was open from April to October of 2015. The purpose of the survey was to aid the development of a programme of full scale dynamic testing on UK standard simple and/or semi rigid steel connections. The information that was obtained is of use to both the wider academic community and the steel industry itself. Findings of the survey indicate how often tubular box sections are used on projects, the most popular methods of connecting open sections to box sections, preferred choice of fasteners in blind connections, preferred methods of connecting open section beams to open section columns, how often stainless steel bolts are currently being used on construction projects and finally some additional comments on the design of simple and/or semi-rigid connections are presented that were provided by survey respondents.

      PubDate: 2016-06-21T08:48:01Z
       
  • Efficient Masonry Vault Inspection by Monte Carlo Simulations: Case of
           Hidden Defect

    • Authors: Abdelmounaim Zanaz; Sylvie Yotte Fazia Fouchal Alaa Chateauneuf
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 28 December 2015
      Source:Case Studies in Structural Engineering
      Author(s): Abdelmounaim Zanaz, Sylvie Yotte, Fazia Fouchal, Alaa Chateauneuf
      This paper presents a methodology for probabilistic assessment of masonry vaults bearing capacity with the consideration of existing defects. A comprehensive methodology and software package have been developed and adapted to inspection requirements. First, the mechanical analysis model is explained and validated by showing a good compromise between computation time and accuracy. This compromise is required when probabilistic approach is considered, as it requires a large number of mechanical analysis runs. To model the defect, an inspection case is simulated by considering a segmental vault. As the inspection data is often insufficient, the defect position and size are considered to be unknown. As the NDT results could not provide useful and reliable information, it is therefore decided to take samples with the obligation to minimize as much as possible their number. In this case the main difficulty is to know on which segment the coring would be mostly efficient. To find out, all possible positions are studied with the consideration of one single core. Using probabilistic approaches, the distribution function of the critical load has been determined for each segment. The results allow to identify the best segment for vault inspection.

      PubDate: 2016-01-01T19:16:09Z
       
 
 
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