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ACI Structural Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 17)
Acta Polytechnica : Journal of Advanced Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Acta Structilia : Journal for the Physical and Development Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Advances in Civil Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 36)
Advances in Structural Engineering     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 28)
Agregat     Open Access  
Ambiente Construído     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
American Journal of Civil Engineering and Architecture     Open Access   (Followers: 31)
Architectural Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Archives of Civil and Mechanical Engineering     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Archives of Civil Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
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: 6)
Baltic Journal of Road and Bridge Engineering     Full-text available via subscription   (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: 4)
BER : Building Sub-Contractors' Survey     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
BER : Survey of Business Conditions in Building and Construction : An Executive Summary     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Bioinspired Materials     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Bridge Structures : Assessment, Design and Construction     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Building & Management     Open Access  
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: 12)
Case Studies in Engineering Failure Analysis     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
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: 17)
Challenge Journal of Concrete Research Letters     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
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: 7)
Civil And Environmental Engineering Reports     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
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: 18)
Civil Engineering and Environmental Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Civil Engineering and Technology     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Civil Engineering Dimension     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Civil Engineering Infrastructures Journal     Open Access  
Cohesion and Structure     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Composite Structures     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 269)
Computer-aided Civil and Infrastructure Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Computers & Structures     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 36)
Concrete Research Letters     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Construction Economics and Building     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Construction Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Construction Management and Economics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22)
Construction Science     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Constructive Approximation     Hybrid Journal  
Curved and Layered Structures     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
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     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Environmental Geotechnics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
European Journal of Environmental and Civil Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Fatigue & Fracture of Engineering Materials and Structures     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Frattura ed Integrità Strutturale : Fracture and Structural Integrity     Open Access  
Frontiers in Built Environment     Open Access  
Frontiers of Structural and Civil Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Geomaterials     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Geosystem Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Geotechnik     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Géotechnique Letters     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
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: 2)
Infrastructure Asset Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Infrastructures     Open Access  
Ingenio Magno     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Insight - Non-Destructive Testing and Condition Monitoring     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 22)
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: 16)
International Journal of Civil, Mechanical and Energy Science     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Concrete Structures and Materials     Open Access   (Followers: 14)
International Journal of Condition Monitoring     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of Construction Engineering and Management     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
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: 10)
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: 4)
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  
Journal of Bridge Engineering     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 15)
Journal of Building Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Building Materials and Structures     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Building Performance Simulation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Journal of Civil Engineering and Construction Technology     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
Journal of Civil Engineering and Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Journal of Civil Engineering and Science     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Journal of Civil Engineering Research     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Journal of Civil Engineering, Science and Technology     Open Access  
Journal of Civil Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Journal of Civil Structural Health Monitoring     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Journal of Composites for Construction     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 24)
Journal of Construction Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Journal of Construction Engineering and Management     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 19)
Journal of Constructional Steel Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
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: 11)
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: 21)
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: 10)
Journal of Nondestructive Evaluation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Journal of Performance of Constructed Facilities     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Journal of Pipeline Systems Engineering and Practice     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
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: 40)
Journal of Structural Fire Engineering     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
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: 4)
Journal of Water and Environmental Nanotechnology     Open Access  
Jurnal Spektran     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
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  
Mathematical Modelling in Civil Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Nondestructive Testing And Evaluation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
npj Materials Degradation     Open Access  
Obras y Proyectos     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Open Journal of Civil Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Photonics and Nanostructures - Fundamentals and Applications     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Practice Periodical on Structural Design and Construction     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
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: 12)
Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers - Management, Procurement and Law     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers - Municipal Engineer     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers - Structures and Buildings     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Random Structures and Algorithms     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Research in Nondestructive Evaluation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Revista IBRACON de Estruturas e Materiais     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Road Materials and Pavement Design     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Russian Journal of Nondestructive Testing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
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: 10)
Structural Concrete     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Structural Control and Health Monitoring     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Structural Engineering International     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
Structural Mechanics of Engineering Constructions and Buildings     Open Access  
Structural Safety     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Structural Survey     Hybrid Journal  
Structure     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 23)
Structure and Infrastructure Engineering: Maintenance, Management, Life-Cycle Design and Performance     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Structures     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Study of Civil Engineering and Architecture     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Superlattices and Microstructures     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Surface Innovations     Hybrid Journal  
Technical Report Civil and Architectural Engineering     Open Access  
Teknik     Open Access  
The IES Journal Part A: Civil & Structural Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
The Structural Design of Tall and Special Buildings     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Thin Films and Nanostructures     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Thin-Walled Structures     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Transactions of the VŠB - Technical University of Ostrava. Construction Series     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Transportation Geotechnics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Transportation Infrastructure Geotechnology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Underground Space     Open Access  
Water Science & Technology     Partially Free   (Followers: 25)
Water Science and Technology : Water Supply     Partially Free   (Followers: 22)


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   ISSN (Print) 2322-2093 - ISSN (Online) 2423-6691
   Published by U of Tehran Homepage  [7 journals]
  • Genetic Programming Based Formulation to Predict Compressive Strength of
           High Strength Concrete

    • Abstract: This study introduces, two models based on Gene Expression Programming (GEP) to predict compressive strength of high strength concrete (HSC). Composition of HSC was assumed simplified, as a mixture of six components (cement, silica fume, super-plastisizer, water, fine aggregate and coarse aggregate). The 28-day compressive strength value was considered the target of the prediction.  Data on 159 mixes were taken from various publications. The system was trained based on 80% training pairs chosen randomly from the data set and then tested using remaining 20% samples. Therefore it can be proven and illustrated that the GEP is a strong technique for the prediction of compressive strength amounts of HSC concerning to the outcomes of the training and testing phases compared with experimental outcomes illustrate that the.
      PubDate: Thu, 30 Nov 2017 20:30:00 +010
  • Modification of Tennant and Wetted Perimeter Methods in Simindasht Basin,
           Tehran Province

    • Abstract: Environmental Flow Requirement (EFR) is defined as the flow that is necessary to ensure the existence of habitats in water resources systems. EFR is defined in rivers as flow index commonly. Tennant method is the most popular hydrological method in rivers and based on the historic flow data. The most common method of hydraulic rating method is the wetted perimeter method. Habitat simulation techniques attempt to assess environmental flow requirements on the basis of detailed analyses of the suitability of instream physical habitat. Investigation of the relationship between simple approaches and physical habitat simulation approach and presentation of new recommendations based on the hydraulic and hydrological data can be very useful in estimation of environmental flow in planning phase of river projects. Main objective of present research are modification of Tennant and wetted perimeter methods and providing more reliable recommendations in Simindasht basin in Tehran province which Rainbow Trout is dominant species. Based on the results, in April to September 60% of mean annual flow (MAF) and in October to March 120% of MAF can provide sustainable habitats approximately. Also common wetted perimeter method estimates EFR more than real instream flow need of target species. This method will assess the suitable value for environmental flow on 86% of the maximum wetted perimeter approximately. But based on Physical habitat analysis mean suitable environmental flow will be assess in 63% of the maximum wetted perimeter. Hence modification of wetted perimeter based on physical habitat analysis can reduce instream flow need significantly.
      PubDate: Thu, 30 Nov 2017 20:30:00 +010
  • Stochastic Analysis of Seepage through Natural Alluvial Deposits
           Considering Mechanical Anisotropy

    • Abstract: The soil is a heterogeneous and anisotropic medium. Hydraulic conductivity, an intrinsic property of natural alluvial deposits varies both deterministically and randomly in space and has different values in various directions. In the present study, the permeability of natural deposits and its influence on the seepage flow through a natural alluvial deposit is studied. The 2D Finite Difference code, FLAC 5.0, is used for modeling permeability as a random variable with lognormal distribution and correlated structure. Effect of spatially varying permeability on the seepage flow through deposit is investigated for both isotropic and anisotropic conditions. Results show that in isotropic condition, the mean discharge flow rate calculated from stochastic analyses is less than the equivalent deterministic value and this reduction depends on the coefficient of variation, COV of permeability and the correlation length. The directionality of permeability introduced as mechanical anisotropy was also studied along with the heterogeneity. It was found that increasing the anisotropy ratio of permeability leads to the formation of horizontal flow canals and increasing the seepage flow consequently at a constant vertical permeability. Variation of permeability coefficient was found to have almost no impact on mean discharge flow rate for anisotropic fields in comparison to the isotropic condition.
      PubDate: Thu, 30 Nov 2017 20:30:00 +010
  • A Hybrid Stress Plane Element with Strain Field

    • Abstract: In this paper, a plane quadrilateral element with rotational degrees of freedom is developed. Present formulation is based on a hybrid functional with independent boundary displacement and internal optimum strain field. All the optimality constraints, including being rotational invariant, omitting the parasitic shear error and satisfying Fliepa’s pure bending test, are considered. Moreover, the static equilibrium equations are satisfied in this scheme.
      Authors ’ element has only four nodes and twelve degrees of freedom. For the boundary displacement field, Alman’s second-order displacement function is employed. The validities of the proposed element are demonstrated by eleven numerical examples: thick curved beam, thin cantilever beam, Cooke’s skew beam, thin curved beam, cantilever beam with distortion parameter, high-order patch test, cantilever beam with five and four irregular mesh, Mc Neal’s thin cantilever beam and cantilever shear wall with and without openings. When utilizing the coarse and irregular meshes, numerical tests show the high accuracy, rapid convergence and robustness of the suggested element. Less sensitivity to distortion is another property of the new element.
      PubDate: Thu, 30 Nov 2017 20:30:00 +010
  • Numerical Simulation of Piles Subjected To Lateral Spreading and
           Comparison with Shaking Table ...

    • Abstract: Pile foundations are relatively vulnerable to lateral loads. During liquefaction-induced lateral spreading, this vulnerability is particularly conspicuous due to a loss of strength and stiffness in the liquefied soil. A nonlinear effective stress analysis incorporating an elastoplastic constitutive model based on Finite Difference Method (FLAC2D program) was used to numerically simulate shake table experiment on piles in laterally spreading soils. The soil-pile interaction has been properly considered by using interface elements. The main objective of this paper is to assess the accuracy of a 2D numerical simulation of physical models in predicting the dynamic response of pile foundations and to identify the capability of 2D numerical simulation for 3D effects such as shadow and neighboring effects in pile groups without a pile cap. Results are presented and discussed, in which the obtained response from the simulation is compared to that measured in the test. For the single pile, a fairly good agreement was observed between computed and measured results. It was also found that the shadow and neighboring effects reduced lateral load on the piles by few percent of difference compared with experimental results.
      PubDate: Thu, 30 Nov 2017 20:30:00 +010
  • A Finite Volume Formulation for the Elasto-Plastic Analysis of Rectangular
           Mindlin-Reissner ...

    • Abstract: This paper extends the previous work of authors and presents a non-layered Finite Volume formulation for the elasto-plastic analysis of Mindlin-Reissner plates. The incremental algorithm of the elasto-plastic solution procedure is shown in detail. The performance of the formulation is examined by analyzing of plates with different boundary conditions and loading types. The results are illustrated and compared with the predictions of the layered approach. These several comparisons reveal that the non-layered Finite Volume approach can present accurate results with low CPU time usage despite its simplicity of the solution procedure.
      PubDate: Thu, 30 Nov 2017 20:30:00 +010
  • Corner Crack Effect on the Seismic Behavior of Steel Plate Shear Wall

    • Abstract: Although, experimental studies have reported fracture at the corner of Steel Plate Shear Walls (SPSW), no study has been performed to investigate the crack effect, yet. Therefore, in this paper, the effect of crack at the corner of SPSWs on the seismic behavior of the system was investigated. Two probable cracks, that have been studies at the corner of SPSWs utilizing extended Finite Element method based on cohesive crack approach, are initial horizontal crack and initial vertical crack. Numerical results indicated that small initial crack does not have considerable effect on the seismic behavior of SPSW. In addition, the horizontal crack is more effective than vertical crack. Since SPSWs with long initial horizontal crack are ruptured suddenly, so they could not be utilized as a lateral resisting in seismic zone. Nevertheless, no ruptures occur in SPSWs with vertical cracks. Therefore, SPSWs with horizontal crack must be repaired, but no repairing is needed in SPSWs with initial vertical cracks.
      PubDate: Thu, 30 Nov 2017 20:30:00 +010
  • Type-1 and Type-2 Fuzzy Logic Control Algorithms for Semi-Active Seismic
           Vibration Control of ...

    • Abstract: In this study, the application of type-1 and type-2 fuzzy inference system (FIS) in semi-active seismic vibration control of the College Bridge using magnetorheological (MR) dampers is investigated. For this purpose, a detailed 3D finite element model of the bridge fitted with MR dampers is created in OpenSees. The command voltage of MR dampers is determined by employing both types of FISs in Matlab environment and making connection between both software. The results show the higher performance of the type-2 FIS for reducing the undesirable vibrations than that of type-1. This is because of the fact that the type-2 FIS considers interval membership functions for inputs in order to obtain the command voltage of MR dampers. Moreover, type-2 FIS effectively includes the effect of uncertainties and time delay. The results demonstrate that type-2 fuzzy controller is capable of reducing further the maximum displacement, base shear, and moment of the bridge by 24.6, 22.8, and 39.25%, respectively, compared to the type-1 fuzzy controller.
      PubDate: Thu, 30 Nov 2017 20:30:00 +010
  • Evaluation of Performance Levels of Zipper-Braced Frames Using Structural
           Damage Index

    • Abstract: The determination of structural and nonstructural damage under earthquake excitations is usually considered as a key factor in performance-based seismic design (PBSD) methods is In this regard, various damage indices have been developed in recent years to quantitatively estimate structural damage. The aim of this study is to develop a simple method to evaluate performance levels of zipper-braced frame (ZBF) structures by using damage indices based on the results of nonlinear static and dynamic analyses. To this end, 5, 7, 10, 12 and 15 story zipper-braced frames (ZBF) are modeled and undergone to twenty different synthetic ground motion records and their damage values have been computed. In dynamic damage analysis procedure, the performance levels of the ZBF models have been computed based on the FEMA-356 standard. Considering the results of the nonlinear dynamic analyses, the correlation between FEMA-356 performance levels and damage indices has been investigated and some simplified formula is presented. On the other side, in static damage analysis approach, by using pushover analysis the performance points of ZBF models have been estimated based on capacity spectrum method (CSM) provided by ATC-40 standard. Then, the correlation between ATC-40 performance levels and some static damage indices has been investigated and some simple equations have been proposed. These relations can be utilized to estimate the performance levels of structures from damage indices. Finally, tables are represented for determination of the structural damage index values for assumed performance levels of the ZBF structures based on static and dynamic damage analysis.
      PubDate: Thu, 30 Nov 2017 20:30:00 +010
  • Influential Mechanisms and Potential Applications of Nano-Silicas in
           Cement Composites

    • Abstract: Nanosilicas have been known as super-pozzolanic materials and compared to silica fume, these materials have higher purity of silica and finer particles. However, in contrast to silica fume, nanosilicas are produced by various methods, leading to different morphologies and agglomeration statuses in their initial form. On the other hand, due to several mechanisms such as the bridging effect of calcium ions between particles, double layer compression at a high ionic concentration, and dehydration of silica surfaces, nanosilica particles are destabilized in the pore solution environment of cement mixtures. Thus, the behavior of these materials is different from that of silica fume. In this research, considering the recent studies, a comprehensive investigation has been carried out on the influence of nanosilicas on the mechanical, durability and microstructural characteristics of cement composites. This study investigates the mechanisms that influence the performance of nanosilica in cement-based materials. Based on these mechanisms, several applications have been suggested and discussed. Some of these applications include viscosity-modifying agent in self-compacting concrete, enhancing the cohesion of cement composites, increasing the adhesion capacity of repair mortars and shotcrete to the substrate surface, accelerating the cement hydration, developing low-alkali cements and fast early-strength cements.
      PubDate: Thu, 30 Nov 2017 20:30:00 +010
  • Development and Practical Application of a Lifetime Management System for
           Prestressed Concrete ...

    • Abstract: A practical Bridge Management System has been developed by the author, which is referred to as the Japanese Bridge Management System (J-BMS) for existing concrete bridges. This paper introduces a newly developed bridge management system for the prestressed concrete (PC) bridges (J-BMS PC version) which is integrated with the PC bridge rating expert system (PC-BREX). The proposed system is able to predict the deterioration process of the existing PC bridge superstructure components as well as assess a broad array of optional corrective strategies. The system also has the capability to search and retrieve from a J-BMS database system (J-BMS DB), the necessary information, carry out suitable analyses to arrive at some recommendations that would help users to optimize their decisions based on engineering aspects, cost and economic issues and bridge management policies. A comparison of the results of applying the system to some actual in-service PC bridges with a special designed survey form to experts shows that optimal maintenance planning as well as bridge rating can be predicted accurately by using the system.
      PubDate: Thu, 30 Nov 2017 20:30:00 +010
  • Considering the Soil Effects on Design Process of Performance-Based
           Plastic Design for ...

    • Abstract: In this research, Performance-Based Plastic Design (PBPD) method has been modified according to the proposed method for considering Soil–Structure Interaction (SSI) effects. In the proposed modified method, based on the existing relationships and in order to maintain the simplicity of the PBPD design method, two important parameters have been modified in the PBPD design method. These two parameters include the modification of the vibration period of the structure due to the effect of SSI and the lateral target displacement modification, which is a key parameter in the evaluation of the structural performance. Efforts have been made to refine the modifications to maintain the simplicity and robustness of the PBPD equations. Finally, design base shear force of the PBPD method has been corrected due to the SSI effect regarding the modified relationships. By making the modifications, in order to better understand this method, structures with a number of different floors, including the 4, 8, 12, and 20 spatial space moment frames, are designed and compared with the results of designing the method without the effect of SSI and design method based on the capacity.
      PubDate: Thu, 30 Nov 2017 20:30:00 +010
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      PubDate: Thu, 30 Nov 2017 20:30:00 +010
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