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Volume 6, Issue 8 - Dec 1998
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Volume 6, Issue 6 - Sep 1998
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Analysis and design of inclined piles used to prevent downhill creep of unsaturated clay formations
Poorooshasb, H.B. ; Miura, N. ; Noorzad, Ali ;
Structural Engineering and Mechanics, volume 6, issue 3, 1998, Pages 245~257
DOI : 10.12989/sem.19184.108.40.206
This paper present an analysis which may be used to obtain a rational design of a system of inclined piles used in preventing downhill creep of unsaturated clay formations. It uses two simple and relatively easy to measure parameters (an estimate of the maximum downhill creep together with a knowledge of the depth of the so called active zone) to calculate the required section size and the optimal spacing (pitch) of the piles for a desired efficiency of the system as a whole. Design charts are provided to facilitate the process.
Finite element modeling of a deteriorated R.C. slab bridge: lessons learned and recommendations
Ho, I-Kang ; Shahrooz, Bahram M. ;
Structural Engineering and Mechanics, volume 6, issue 3, 1998, Pages 259~274
DOI : 10.12989/sem.19220.127.116.119
The test results from non-destructive and destructive field testing of a three-span deteriorated reinforced concrete slab bridge are used as a vehicle to examine the reliability of available tools for finite-element analysis of in-situ structures. Issues related to geometric modeling of members and connections, material models, and failure criteria are discussed. The results indicate that current material models and failure criteria are adequate, although lack of inelastic out-of-plane shear response in most nonlinear shell elements is a major shortcoming that needs to be resolved. With proper geometric modeling, it is possible to adequately correlate the measured global, regional, and local responses at all limit states. However, modeling of less understood mechanisms, such as slab-abutment connections, may need to be finalized through a system identification technique. In absence of the experimental data necessary for this purpose, upper and lower bounds of only global responses can be computed reliably. The studies reaffirm that success of finite-element models has to be assessed collectively with reference to all responses and not just a few global measurements.
Temperature-time analysis for steel structures under fire conditions
Wong, M.B. ; Ghojel, J.I. ; Crozier, D.A. ;
Structural Engineering and Mechanics, volume 6, issue 3, 1998, Pages 275~289
DOI : 10.12989/sem.1918.104.22.1685
The objective of the paper is to present a method whereby the time required for a steel structure to sustain the effects of a prescribed temperature rise according to real fire curves can be calculated. The method is divided into two parts. The first part deals with the post-yield behaviour of steel structures at elevated temperatures. It takes into account the variation of the properties of steel material with temperature in an incremental elastoplastic analysis so that the safety factor of the structure under certain fire conditions can be assessed. The second part deals with the heat transfer problem of bare steel members in real fire. Factors affecting the heat transfer process are examined and a model for predicting the temperature variation with time under real fire conditions is proposed. This model results in more accurate temperature predictions for steel members than those obtained from previously adopted model.
Non-axisymmetric dynamic response of imperfectly bonded buried orthotropic pipelines
Dwivedi, J.P. ; Mishra, B.K. ; Upadhyay, P.C. ;
Structural Engineering and Mechanics, volume 6, issue 3, 1998, Pages 291~304
DOI : 10.12989/sem.1922.214.171.1241
This paper deals with the non-axisymmetric dynamic response of an imperfectly bonded buried orthotropic pipeline subjected to longitudinal wave (P-wave) excitation. An infinite cylindrical shell model, including the rotary inertia and shear deformation effects, has been used for the pipeline. For some cases comparison of axisymmetric and non-axisymmetric responses have also been furnished.
Minimum stiffness of bracing for multi-column framed structures
Aristizabal-Ochoa, J. Dario ;
Structural Engineering and Mechanics, volume 6, issue 3, 1998, Pages 305~325
DOI : 10.12989/sem.19126.96.36.1995
A method that determines the minimum stiffness of baracing to achieve non-sway buckling conditions at a given story level of a multi-column elastic frame is proposed. Condensed equations that evaluate the required minimum stiffness of the lateral and torsional bracing are derived using the classical stability functions. The proposed method is applicable to elastic framed structures with rigid, semirigid, and simple connections. It is shown that the minimum stiffness of the bracing required by a multi-column system depends on: 1) the plan layout of the columns; 2) the variation in height and cross sectional properties among the columns; 3) the applied axial load pattern on the columns; 4) the lack of symmetry in the loading pattern, column layout, column sizes and heights that cause torsion-sway and its effects on the flexural bucking capacity; and 5) the flexural and torsional end restrains of the columns. The proposed method is limited to elastic framed structures with columns of doubly symmetrical cross section with their principal axes parallel to the global axes. However, it can be applied to inelastic structures when the nonlinear behavior is concentrated at the end connections. The effects of axial deformations in beams and columns are neglected. Three examples are presented in detail to show the effectiveness of the proposed method.
Endochronic prediction for the mechanical ratchetting of a stepped beam subjected to steady tension and cyclic bending
Pan, W. F. ; Yang, Y. S. ; Lu, J. K. ;
Structural Engineering and Mechanics, volume 6, issue 3, 1998, Pages 327~337
DOI : 10.12989/sem.19188.8.131.527
In this paper, the first-order ordinary differential constitutive equations of endochronic theory are incorporated into finite element formalism. A theoretical investigation is performed on the ratchetting effect of a stepped beam subjected to steady tension and cyclic bending. Experimental data of lead alloy found in literature are used for comparison. Those data reveal that the endochronic prediction yields more adequate results than those predictions using the plasticity models with isotropic hardening or kinematic hardening, as employed by Hardy, et al. (1985).
On boundary discretization and integration in frequency-domain boundary element method
Fu, Tia Ming ; Nogami, Toyoaki ;
Structural Engineering and Mechanics, volume 6, issue 3, 1998, Pages 339~345
DOI : 10.12989/sem.19184.108.40.2069
The computation size and accuracy in the boundary element method are mutually coupled and strongly influenced by the formulations in boundary discretization and integration. This aspect is studied numerically for two-dimensional elastodynamic problems in the frequency-domain. The localized nature of error is observed in the computed results. A boundary discretization criterion is examined. The number of integration points in the boundary integration is studied to find the optimum number for accuracy. Useful information is obtained concerning the optimization in boundary discretization and integration.
Seismic and vibration mitigation for the A-type offshore template platform system
Lee, Hsien Hua ;
Structural Engineering and Mechanics, volume 6, issue 3, 1998, Pages 347~362
DOI : 10.12989/sem.19220.127.116.117
In this study an improved design method for the traditional A-type(or V-type) offshore template platform system was proposed to mitigate the vibration induced by the marine environmental loadings and the strong ground motions of earthquakes. A newly developed material model was combined into the structural system and then a nonlinear dynamic analysis in the time domain was carried out. The analysis was focused on the displacement and rotation induced by the input wave forces and ground motions, and the mitigation effect for these responses was evaluated when the viscoelastic damping devices were applied. The wave forces exerted on the offshore structures are based on Stokes fifth-order wave theory and Morison equation for small body. A step by step integration method was modified and used in the nonlinear analysis. It was found that the new design approach enhanced with viscoelastic dampers was efficient on the vibration mitigation for the structural system subjected to both the wave motion and the strong ground motion.