Probabilistic Seismic Loading Considerations for the Assessment of Liquefaction-Induced Volumetric Settlements in the Free Field | Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering

Abstract Engineers have long integrated predicted volumetric strains in liquefied soils to predict free-field, postliquefaction settlements. These free-field settlements have commonly been used to define a lower bound estimate of settlements beneath structures or embankments. Semiempirical methods for predicting volumetric strains during liquefaction require characterization of the seismic loading impacting the soil. The way in…

Evaluation of the Effect of UHMWPE on the Low-Temperature Cracking of Hot-Mix Asphalt | Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering

Abstract Low-temperature cracking is a very common type of distress in flexible pavements in cold areas that extends in the form of longitudinal and transverse cracks on the surface layer. Modifying the properties of the control asphalt cement to improve its performance at low temperatures is a way to control this type of cracking. The…

Mitsubishi Electric renews partnership with Special Olympics GB

Special Olympics GB is a non-profit organisation and the largest provider of year-round, sports coaching and athletic competition in summer and winter sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities. Special Olympics GB currently has more than 120 all ability, inclusive sports clubs covering 28 sports across England, Scotland and Wales providing approximately 27,000 regular…

Confinement Properties of GFRP-Reinforced Concrete Circular Columns under Simulated Seismic Loading | Journal of Composites for Construction

Abstract Columns in earthquake-resistant reinforced concrete (RC) structures need to be adequately confined to provide satisfactory levels of stability and deformability. In circular RC columns, confinement can be provided by spirals or hoops. This paper presents an investigation of the glass fiber-reinforced polymer (GFRP) confinement reinforcement requirements in columns of moment-resisting frames. Six full-scale circular…

Development and Validation of a Testing Procedure for Determining Tensile Strength of Bent GFRP Reinforcing Bars | Journal of Composites for Construction

Abstract The current study aims to develop and standardize laboratory and on-site testing procedures to determine the tensile strength of bent glass fiber-reinforced polymer (GFRP) bars for quality control and quality assurance purposes. The proposed method involves embedding L-shaped bent GFRP bars in concrete blocks and subjecting the bars to tensile pullout forces. The test…

Correlating Surface Hardness to Shear Strength of Driven Rivets and Distribution of In Situ Rivet Hardness | Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering

Abstract Measuring surface hardness and correlating it to shear strength is a nondestructive test method that can be used when a more accurate estimate of rivet strength is necessary. The objectives of this research were to (1) correlate the surface hardness to shear strength of driven rivets, and (2) determine if a subset of rivets could be…

Annabelle Rama, Ruffa Gutierrez Visit Jinkee Pacquiao

Photos During Visit of Annabelle Rama, Ruffa Gutierrez At Jinkee Pacquiao’s House ANNABELLE RAMA – Talent manager Annabelle Rama, actress Ruffa Gutierrez, and her daughters visited Jinkee Pacquiao at her mansion. Several celebrities have wonderful relationships off the screen although some of them have no business relationships or have not worked together in a project….