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ASCE ... 118 pages - Publisher: Amer Society of Civil Engineers; (November, 1999) ...
Language: English - ISBN-10: 078440433X - ISBN-13: 978-0784404331 ...

This standard provides requirements for performing analyses of new structure design or existing structure evaluation to determine the reliability of structures under earthquake motions. Rules and analysis parameters that are expected to produce seismic responses with about the same probability of non-exceedance as the input are outlined. Specifications of input motions are provided. Analysis standards are given for: modeling of structures; analysis of structures; soil-structure interaction modeling and analysis; input for subsystem seismic analysis; and special structures such as buried pipes and conduits, earth-retaining walls, above-ground vertical tanks, raceways, and seismic-isolated structures. Additionally, non-mandatory Appendix A provides a discussion on Seismic Probabilistic Risk Assessments and Seismic Margin Assessments.

Michael J. Casey, Girum S. Urgessa ...
48 pages - Publisher: American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE); (November, 2012) ...
Language: English - ISBN-10: 0784412510 - ISBN-13: 978-0784412510 ...

Rebar Cage Construction and Safety: Best Practices presents guidelines for the safe handling of steel reinforcing-bar (rebar) cages throughout the design, fabrication, and erection process. The focus is on rebar cages used for large, cast-in-place concrete columns in a variety of settings, including bridge piers, elevated highway sections, and high-rise buildings. These cages are inherently unstable, usually held together by tie-wire alone. They are challenging to fabricate, to lift from the horizontal to the vertical position, and to support in the temporary condition until concrete is cast. Engineered temporary support systems, such as bracing or cable-guy systems, can mitigate the instability of standing rebar cages and resist lateral loads, ensuring better safety for the iron workers tasked with climbing the cages. Topics include: Overview of rebar cages; organizational management for rebar cages; construction engineering; checklists of best practices for construction; and summary, conclusions, and recommendations. This volume describes best practices for construction engineering and construction practice regarding rebar cages. It will be useful to construction engineers working with large columns for the first time as well as construction contractors looking to establish policies and procedures related to rebar column safety.

William R. Whidden ... 219 pages - Publisher: American Society of Civil Engineers; (July, 2009) ...
Language: English - ISBN-10: 0784410585 - ISBN-13: 978-0784410585 ...

This manual provides appropriate analytical concepts to address the principles of buried steel pipe design and attempts to correct misusage of the 1958 Modified Iowa Formula. The most current work of Dr. Reynold K. Watkins and others is presented in this book to develop the external loading design concepts provided. The goal of "Buried Flexible Steel Flexible Steel Pipe" is to offer sound information on the structural design and analysis of buried steel pipe - for water and wastewater - consistent with the latest pipe/soil design concepts of the industry. In conjunction with the external design of the pipe/soil interaction, the manual addresses internal pressure design, vacuum and external fluid pressure analysis, and many other non-standard conditions pipe designers will likely encounter. This manual will be valuable to students and professionals involved in pipe design.

Sherif El-Tawil, P. Fortney ... 80 pages - Publisher: American Society of Civil Engineers; (August, 2009) ...
Language: English - ISBN-10: 0784410607 - ISBN-13: 978-0784410608 ...

Hybrid Coupled Wall (HCW) systems are lateral-force-resisting systems composed of reinforced concrete walls coupled by steel beams. Extensive research has shown that HCW systems possess the necessary combination of stiffness, strength, and toughness for application in regions of moderate to high seismicity. "Recommendations for Seismic Design of Hybrid Coupled Wall Systems" synthesizes the existing information into helpful recommendations for engineers and practitioners involved with seismic analysis and design of HCW systems. This book offers two methods for system design - a prescriptive design method based on linear elastic analysis and an all-purpose performance-based design method that can be used in conjunction with linear or nonlinear analysis techniques. Guidelines for preliminary system proportioning are also provided along with recommendations for component design. This book will be valuable to engineers and professionals involved in seismic analysis.

Vito A. Vanoni ... 424 pages - Publisher: Amer. Society of Civil Engineers; 2nd edition (June, 2006) ...
Language: English - ISBN-10: 0784408238 - ISBN-13: 978-0784408230 ...

Sedimentation Engineering, Manuals and Reports on Engineering Practice No. 54, is a valuable reference on sedimentation engineering and management. It provides an excellent source of information about mechanics of sediment transport and applications to the solution of sedimentation engineering problems. Originally published in 1975, Manual 54 is still considered to be the textbook on sedimentation engineering. This second edition, which includes a new index written by Professor Vito Vanoni, is also the progenitor of its companion Manual 110, Sedimentation Engineering: Theory, Measurements, Modeling, and Practice. Manual 54, along with companion Manual 110, will be beneficial to hydrologists, geomorphologists, sedimentologists, land-use planners, soil conservation specialists, and environmental, hydraulic, and agricultural engineers.

Nabil Fares ... 400 pages - Publisher: American Society of Civil Engineers; (June, 2012) ...
Language: English - ISBN-10: 0784412227 - ISBN-13: 978-0784412220 ...

Practical Approximate Analysis of Beams and Frames presents a new method for structural engineers to approximately analyze the mechanics of beams and frames. The approach, which complements the results produced by computer software, can be used to sketch deflected shapes and to estimate moment diagrams, deflections, influence lines, and moments of inertia, as well as to establish a framework for nondestructive evaluation of framed structures. This method is relatively short and simple, robust with good accuracy, memorable, and applicable to practical problems. With this approximate analysis method, engineers sketch the deformations of beams and frames, with an emphasis on qualitative precision. The resulting sketches reveal the behavior of structures in a visually rich and informative way. One advantage of this method is that it localizes all dimensional quantities in a few factors, so that only relative stiffness parameters need to be estimated. Each chapter contains examples of this method applied to produce summaries and ranges of behavior in a wide variety of realistic situations. For practicing structural engineers, the methods in this book are an illuminating and time-saving addition to traditional computer calculations. For engineering students, these methods emphasize the conceptual aspects of mechanical analysis, supplementing their training in structural analysis software programs.

Baoshan Huang, Benjamin F. Bowers ... 
183 pages - Publisher: American Society of Civil Engineers; (March, 2013) ...
Language: English - ISBN-10: 0784412812 - ISBN-13: 978-0784412817 ...

Selected papers from the First International Symposium on Pavement and Geotechnical Engineering for Transportation Infrastructure held in Nanchang, China, June 5-7, 2011. Sponsored by the Nanchang Hangkong University and the International Association of Chinese Infrastructure Professionals (IACIP) in cooperation with the Geo-Institute of ASCE. Pavement and Geotechnical Engineering for Transportation contains 20 papers that represent the latest developments in the application of soil, rock, and paving materials to the study and application of geomechanics and transportation geotechnology. Topics include pavement structure and subgrade preparation such as: the use of chemical additives and geogrid reinforcement; performance assessment of concrete and asphalt mixtures; mathematical models for the simulation of geotechnical problems; and evaluation of soil types in relation to slope failure, consolidation, and embankment behavior. This Geotechnical Practice Publication focuses on the application of geomechanics in transportation and will be of interest to both geotechnical engineers and transportation professionals.

Randall J. Essex ... 72 pages - Publisher: American Society of Civil Engineers; (June, 2007) ...
Language: English - ISBN-10: 0784409307 - ISBN-13: 978-0784409305 ...

Geotechnical Baseline Reports for Construction: Suggested Guidelines examines the role of the Geotechnical Baseline Report (GBR) as a means of allocating and managing subsurface risks associated with subsurface construction. It discusses the importance and benefit of ensuring compatibility between the GBR and other contract documents, as well as the importance of involving experienced firms and individuals in the preparation and review process.

Wynand JvdM Steyn, Kim Jenkins, Mansour Solaimanian ... 
204 pages - Publisher: American Society of Civil Engineers; (July, 2009) ...
Language: English - ISBN-10: 0784410437 - ISBN-13: 978-0784410431 ...

This "Geotechnical Special Publication" contains 26 papers that were presented at the GeoHunan International Conference, Challenges and Recent Advances in Pavement Technologies and Transportation Geotechnics, held in Changsha, Hunan, China, from August 3 to 6, 2009. The material in these peer-reviewed papers is gracefully balanced between theoretical analyses and practical applications. These papers cover advances in roadway and pavement maintenance and management. The five major topics analyzed in this volume include: advances in laboratory characterization of pavement materials, forensic studies, rehabilitation strategy selection and preventative maintenance treatments, roadway widening, stabilization, recycling, foamed bitumen and emulsion, and granular materials. This publication will be valuable to pavement engineers, researchers, and practitioners in providing improved road pavement infrastructure. Geotechnical professors and students, design engineers, contractors, and others involved in geotechnical engineering will also benefit.

Louis Ge, Boming Tang, We Hong Wei, Renpeng Chen ... 110 pages - Publisher: American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE); (July, 2009) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 0784410461 - ISBN-13: 978-0784410462 ...

The papers in this Geotechnical Special Publication were presented at the GeoHunan International Conference: Challenges and Recent Advances in Pavement Technologies and Transportation Geotechnics, which took place in Changsha, Hunan, China from August 3 to 6, 2009. These peer-reviewed papers are from the session of Soils and Rock Instrumentation, Behavior and Modeling. Hunan, one of the largest commercial provinces in China, is rapidly developing into a modern epicenter of international finance and trade. Recent construction in many parts of China has provided geotechnical engineers with great opportunities for creating cutting-edge solutions to problems involving foundations, ground improvement, slopes, excavations, and tunnels. This proceedings will be valuable to engineers and professionals involved in many aspects of geotechnical engineering.

Bilal M. Ayyub ... 1004 pages - Publisher: American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE); (April, 2011) ...
Language: English - ISBN-10: 0784411700 - ISBN-13: 978-0784411704 ...

Proceedings of the International Conference on Vulnerability and Risk Analysis and Management (ICVRAM 2011) and the International Symposium on Uncertainty Modeling and Analysis (ISUMA 2011), held in Hyattsville, Maryland, April 11-13, 2011. Sponsored by the Council on Disaster Risk Management of ASCE. This collection contains 119 peer-reviewed papers that build upon recent significant advances in the modeling, analysis, and management of risk, vulnerability, and uncertainty. Yet, even as advancements are made in technology, new hazards appear. These papers demonstrate the transformation of intellectual discussions into robust frameworks for handling emerging vulnerabilities and risks and providing analytical bases to prepare for national and international disasters. These papers will be valuable to experts, decision-makers, and others involved in assessing, planning responses to, and managing vulnerability and risk.

Dawn Shuttle ... 96 pages - Publisher: American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE); (June, 2010) ...
Language: English - ISBN-10: 0784410941 - ISBN-13: 978-0784410943 ...

The goal of the Compaction Grouting Consensus Guide is to promote good practice in compaction grouting. Compaction grouting is a ground improvement technique that increases the density, strength and stiffness of the ground through slow, controlled injections of low-mobility grout that compacts the soil as the grout mass expands. Compaction grouting can be applied equally well above or below the water table. The technology can be applied to a wide range of soils, in most cases being used to improve the engineering properties of poorly compacted fills and loose native soils. This guide covers both the practical and engineering aspects of compaction grouting and is essential reading for anyone interested in specifying, designing, and/or undertaking compaction grouting.

Dirk M. Kestner, Jennifer Goupil, Emily Lorenz ... 
324 pages - Publisher: American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE); (October, 2010) ...
Language: English - ISBN-10: 0784411190 - ISBN-13: 978-0784411193 ...

The Sustainability Committee of the American Society of Civil Engineer s Structural Engineering Institute (ASCE SEI) prepared these guidelines to advance the understanding of sustainability in the structural community and to incorporate concepts of sustainability into structural engineering standards and practices. This book will educate and guide structural engineers as they meet the challenge to design and construct a sustainable built environment. The guidelines are organized into five sections: Sustainable Design and Construction, Sustainable Strategies, Building Materials, Infrastructure, and Case Studies. Although many of the subjects presented are related, each section and the related subsections have been written to stand alone, allowing this report to be used as a practical reference. This report was written for structural engineers, but related disciplines will also benefit from the contents. The book includes an important section on infrastructure because, many of the concepts and ideas presented in this guide relate to infrastructure, as well as design and construction.

ASCE ... 178 pages - Publisher: American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE); (September, 2008) ...
Language: English - ISBN-10: 0784409862 - ISBN-13: 978-0784409862 ...

This Geotechnical Special Publication contains 16 papers concerning a variety of timely issues in pavement mechanics. Topics include the characterization, modeling, and simulation of asphalt mixtures, asphalt pavements, and concrete mixtures. Eight of these papers were submitted for publication only, while the other eight were presented at the Symposium on Pavement Mechanics and Materials at the 18th ASCE Engineering Mechanics Division Conference held June 3 6, 2008 in Blacksburg, Virginia.

Qiang He, Shit-Long Shen ... 298 pages - Publisher: ASCE; (May, 2010) ...
Language: English - ISBN-10: 0784411050 - ISBN-13: 978-0784411056 ...

Geoenvironmental Engineering and Geotechnics: Progress in Modeling and Applications (GSP 204), presents 39 papers that represent the latest developments in the application of soil, rock, and groundwater mechanics in geotechnical engineering modeling and practice including: the relationship between geotechnical engineering and sustainability; new evidence and research into the strength and deformational behavior of soil; and recent advances in characterization and modeling of groundwater flow in geological formations of diverse geotechnical properties. This Geotechnical Special Publication examines these and other important areas of geotechnical engineering using three main categories: Geoenvironmental Engineering, Geotechnics and Seepage and Porous Mechanics. These papers were presented at the GeoShanghai 2010 Conference, sponsored by the Geo-Institute of the American Society of Civil Engineers, held in Shanghai, China, June 35, 2010.

Robert Y. Liang, Feng Zhang, Ke Yang ... 406 pages - Publisher: ASCE; (May, 2010) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 0784411069 - ISBN-13: 978-0784411063 ...

This Geotechnical Special Publication, Deep Foundations and Geotechnical In Situ Testing (GSP 205), contains 49 papers examining the areas of deep foundations and in situ geotechnical testing and monitoring techniques. This proceedings offers the latest and most current thinking on topics such as piled raft system and soil-structure interaction; deep foundations; innovative foundations; and in situ testing. These papers were presented at the GeoShanghai 2010 Conference, sponsored by the Geo-Institute of the American Society of Civil Engineers, held in Shanghai, China, June 35, 2010.

ASCE ... 320 pages - Publisher: American Society of Civil Engineers; 2nd edition (August, 2012) ...
Language: English - ISBN-10: 0784412162 - ISBN-13: 978-0784412169 ...

This book stands as a complete guide to the design, installation, and maintenance of the closed conduits between a free water surface and hydroelectric power stations. This new, thoroughly updated edition provides recommendations and technical guidance for all aspects of steel penstocks, including tunnel liners, wyes, and branch outlets. It also provides practical, comprehensive information regarding the economic, safety, and environmental aspects of designing and implementing steel penstocks at hydropower stations. Chapters offer both background commentary and specific requirements, and a final chapter contains 10 worked examples of design problems. Hydroelectric engineers, designers, and facility managers use MOP 79 as the go-to reference for steel penstocks.

Richard J. Finno, Youssef M. A. Hashash, Pedro Arduino ... 
935 pages - Publisher: American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE); (July, 2010) ...
Language: English - ISBN-10: 078441128X - ISBN-13: 978-0784411285 ...

Proceedings of the 2010 Earth Retention Conference held in Bellevue, Washington, August 14, 2010, organized by the Earth Retaining Structures Committee of the Geo-Institute of ASCE. The 72 papers presented in this proceedings examine the major developments in the design and construction practice of earth retaining structures worldwide, over the past twenty years. The topics analyzed in this proceedings include: supported excavations, mechanically stabilized earth retaining walls, seismic evaluation of retention systems, numerical analyses of retention systems, load and resistance factor design, and landslide stabilization.

Mohamad H. Hussein, William M. Camp, J. Brian Anderson ...
736 pages - Publisher: American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE); (April, 2010) ...
Language: English - ISBN-10: 0784410933 - ISBN-13: 978-0784410936 ...

Art of Foundation Engineering Practice (GSP 198) honours Clyde N. Baker, Jr., P. E. S.E. Honorary Member of ASCE. For more than 50 years Clyde Baker has made distinguished contributions to the advancement of foundation engineering design, analysis, construction, and monitoring starting with the early Chicago high-rise buildings up to the world's current record-setting skyscrapers. It contains 38 technical papers contributed by professors, researchers practicing structural and geotechnical engineers, and contractors. This book is a valuable source of information for: historical reviews of land and offshore foundations work; fundamental and advanced foundation analytical procedures; foundation design using in situ geotechnical measurements; drilled shafts in soft and hard rock; foundations in difficult soils and geologic conditions: driven piles; foundations for static and dynamic loads; testing and long-term monitoring; and case histories. It also includes a paper by Mr. Baker based on his 2009 Terzaghi Lecture. Geotechnical engineers, structural engineers, foundation specialists, academics, researchers, geotechnologists, construction engineers, superintendents, and inspectors will find something interesting and beneficial in this book.

ASCE ... 132 pages - Publisher: American Society of Civil Engineers; (2002) ...
Language: English - ISBN-13: 978-0784405567 ...

Specification for the Design of Cold-Formed Stainless Steel Structural Members provides design criteria for the determination of the strength of stainless steel structural members and connections for use in buildings and other statically loaded structures. The members may be cold-formed to shape from annealed and cold-rolled sheet, strip, plate, or flat bar stainless steel material. Design criteria are provided for axially loaded tension or compression members, flexural members subjected to bending and shear, and members subjected to combined axial load and bending. The specification provides the design strength criteria using load and resistance factor design (LRFD) and the allowable stress design (ASD) methods. The reasoning behind and the justification for various provisions of the specification are also presented.

The design strength requirements of this Standard are intended for use by structural engineers and those engaged in preparing and administrating local building codes

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