A method of analysis of arbitrarily shaped prestressed concrete
members for biaxial bending is given. The stress-strain curve of
the concrete is represented by two parabolic segments, and the
effects of strain hardening of the steel are included in the analysis.
An iterative numerical procedure is used to solve for...
The Cascadia Subduction Zone has recently been identified as a source for an impending great earthquake. The potential of a large earthquake has created widespread interest into the resiliency of lifelines within the potentially affected areas. One critical lifeline is the electrical distribution and transmission systems which relies on legacy...
Moisture damage has long been recognized as one of the most
critical factors influencing the performance of asphalt concrete (AC)
pavements. This moistureinduced damage occurs from either the
physical separation of the asphalt film from the aggregate or the
softening of the asphalt binder within the AC mixture in the...
Environmental factors such as temperature, air, and water can have a profound
effect on the durability of asphalt concrete mixtures. In mild climates where good
quality aggregates and asphalt cement are available, the major contribution to
deterioration may be due to traffic loading and the resultant distress is manifested