Geoenvironmental Evaluation of RCA-Stabilized Dredged Marine Sediments as Embankment Material | Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering

Abstract Millions of cubic meters of marine sediment are dredged from Chesapeake Bay waters in Maryland each year. Due to their low-strength characteristics, the sediments often need to be amended with other geomaterials for potential use in earthworks projects. However, the environmental effects of the blend need to be thoroughly investigated prior to such use….

Chemical and Performance Characteristics of Rejuvenated Bituminous Materials with High Reclaimed Asphalt Content | Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering

Abstract The present paper aimed at studying the effectiveness of waste vegetable oil (WVO) as rejuvenator in restoring the desired properties of recycled asphalt mixes. The effectiveness of rejuvenators was first evaluated based on aging resistance, rutting, and fatigue performance of rejuvenated bitumen blends of recovered reclaimed asphalt pavement (RAP) bitumen and virgin bitumen. Bitumen…

Depth-Dependent Seabed Properties: Geoacoustic Assessment | Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering

Depth-Dependent Density and Effective Stress Self-compaction reflects the dependency between effective stress σz′ and sediment density ρs . In this section, an asymptotically correct compaction model is used and the evolution of effective stress σz′ , porosity n , and sediment density ρs is investigated for a wide range of sediments in the upper 1,000 m…

Axial Stress–Strain Model for FRCM Confinement of Masonry Columns | Journal of Composites for Construction

Abstract Masonry columns often exhibit a lack of load-carrying capacity that is due to overloads and do not provide any ductility or dissipation capacity under seismic forces. Column confinement has been extensively studied as an effective technique, which could mitigate these structural vulnerabilities. The confinement of masonry columns will be studied in this paper, by…

Confining Stress Path-Based Compressive Strength Model of Axially Loaded FRP-Confined Columns | Journal of Composites for Construction

Abstract The accuracy of existing compressive strength models for fiber–reinforced polymer (FRP)-confined concrete might vary significantly since most of them were established empirically, without a clear understanding of the confinement mechanisms. Previous studies have suggested that the compressive behavior of confined concrete depends on its confining stress path. However, the confining stress path of FRP-confined…

Poisson’s Ratio Characteristic Curve of Unsaturated Soils | Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering

Abstract Poisson’s ratio is an elastic property needed as input in a wide range of geotechnical engineering applications. Despite experimental evidence, there is currently no model in the literature to explicitly account for the effect of saturation on the Poisson’s ratio. This paper presents the concept of Poisson’s ratio characteristic curve (PRCC), which establishes a…

Women in 3D Printing to Hold First Ever TIPE 3D Printing Conference > ENGINEERING.com

Women in 3D Printing to Hold First Ever TIPE 3D Printing ConferenceSana Kazilbash posted on October 21, 2020 | The event will highlight the growing diversity of the 3D printing industry. (GIF courtesy of TIPE 3D Printing.) Dr. Sara Safari is a college professor and an electrical engineer. An avid mountain climber, she’s the first…

3D-Printed Pharmaceuticals Pave the Way for Customizable Drug Therapies > ENGINEERING.com

(Stock photo.) Since its inception during the later decades of the last century, 3D printing (also known as additive manufacturing) has moved far beyond merely fabricating simple plastic parts. Today the technique can be used to produce much-needed medical supplies such as personal protective equipment for health care workers fighting COVID-19. Among other advances, 3D…

ExOne’s New Metal 3D Printer Raises the Binder Jetting Bar > ENGINEERING.com

ExOne has sponsored this post. The new ExOne InnoventPro. (Image courtesy of ExOne.) Additive manufacturing company ExOne has announced their latest metal 3D printer, the InnoventPro. The binder jet printer augments ExOne’s existing Innovent+, which the company says is the world’s best-selling metal binder jetting system since 2016. The InnoventPro will constitute the entry-level printer…

3D Printing Platform Jellypipe Launches in UK and Ireland > ENGINEERING.com

3D Printing Platform Jellypipe Launches in UK and IrelandJacob Bourne posted on September 15, 2020 | Online marketplace connects printers with manufacturers. (Image courtesy of Jellypipe.) Online 3D printing platform Jellypipe, established in continental Europe, recently announced the expansion of its offerings to the United Kingdom and Ireland, with future plans to go global in…