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1st Edition

Challenges, Opportunities and Solutions in Structural Engineering and Construction

Edited By

Nader Ghafoori

ISBN 9780415568098
Published September 14, 2009 by CRC Press
1032 Pages

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Book Description

Challenges, Opportunities and Solutions in Structural Engineering and Construction addresses the latest developments in innovative and integrative technologies and solutions in structural engineering and construction, including: Concrete, masonry, steel and composite structures; Dynamic impact and earthquake engineering; Bridges and special structures; Structural optimization and computation; Construction materials; Construction methods and management; Construction maintenance and  infrastructure; Organizational behavior; Sustainability and energy conservation; Engineering economics; Information technology; Geotechnical engineering, foundation and tunneling. The book appeals to structural and construction engineers, architects, academics, researchers, students and those involved in the building and construction industry.

Table of Contents

High-performance materials in earthquake-resistant concrete bridges  
M. Saiidi, C. Cruz & D. Hillis

Implications of air pollution on future electricity generation  
A. Singh

‘‘Root of all evils’’ misunderstanding of construction industry structure  
D.T. Kashiwagi

Concrete and masonry structures

Application of nonlinear damper in reinforced concrete structure control  
F. Hejazi, J. Noorzaei & M.S. Jaafar

Behavior of cylindrical R/C panel under combined axial and lateral load  
T. Hara

Calculation method research on the flexural capacity of PSRC beam  
S. Qin, Y. Wang, F. Li & Z. Ding

Cyclic loading deterioration effect in RC moment frames in pushover analysis  
G. Ghodrati Amiri, B. Mohebi & S.A. Razavian Amrei

Evaluating shear capacity of RC joints subjected to cyclic loading using ANN  
A. Said & E. Khalifa

Evaluation of drift distribution in performance-based retrofitting of RC frames  
G. Ghodrati Amiri & A. Gholamrezatabar

Experimental research on high-frequency fatigue behavior of concrete  
Y. Chen, W. Shao, H. Han, Z. Yin & R. Azzam

Experimental study of self-centering RC frames with column yielding mechanism  
K. Sakino & H. Nakahara

Experimental study on high-strength R/C member in tension and shear  
T. Tamura

Improving the behavior of reinforced concrete beams with lap splice reinforcement  
A.M. Tarabia, M.S. Shoukry & M.A. Diab

Load testing a historic monument  
F.D. Heidbrink

Modeling of concrete beams prestressed with AFRP tendons  
Y.J. Kim

Nonlinear finite element analysis of unbonded post-tensioned concrete beams  
U. Kim, P.R. Chakrabarti & J.H. Choi

Predicting shear strength of cyclically loaded interior beam-column joints using GAs  
A. Said & E. Khalifa

Punching shear strength of RC slabs using lightweight concrete  
H. Higashiyama, M. Mizukoshi & S. Matsui

Shear strength and deformation prediction in steel fiber RC beams  
T. Nyomboi & H. Matsuda

Torsional resistance of confined brick masonry panel  
P.K. Singh

Steel structures

Effect of shear lug on anchor bolt tension in a column base plate  
P.K. Khan

Elastic-plastic bending load-carrying capacity of steel members  
P. Juhás

Local stability and carrying capacity of thin-walled compressed members  
P. Juhás, M. Al Ali & Z. Kokorud’ová

Finite element analysis of wind induced buckling of steel tank  
S. Borgersen & S. Yazdani

Performance based analysis of RBS steel frames  
P. Alexa & I. Ladar

Practical non-prismatic stiffness matrix for haunched-rafter pitched-roof steel portal frames  
H.K. Issa & F.A. Mohammad

Relationship between strength of scaffolds and shear rigidity of frames
H. Takahashi, K. Ohdo & S. Takanashi

Sequential failure analysis of tension braced MRFs
M. Lotfollahi & M.M. Alinia

The optimization of the industrial steel building
T. Žula & S. Kravanja

Composite structures

A finite element model for double composite beam
S. Duan, R. Niu, J. Xu & H. Zheng

A new composite element for FRP-reinforced concrete slabs
Y.X. Zhang & Y. Zhu

An experimental study on double steel-concrete composite beam specimens
S.J. Duan, J.W. Wang, Q.D. Zhou & H.L. Wang

Behaviour of FRP wrapped circular reinforced concrete columns  
M.N.S. Hadi & V. Yazici

Contribution of NSM CFRP bars in shear strengthening of concrete members  
A.K.M.A. Islam

Effect of transverse reinforcing on circular columns confined with FRP  
G. Ghodrati Amiri, A. Jaberi Jahromi & B. Mohebi

Experimental investigation of FRP wrapped RC circular and square hollow columns  
M.N.S. Hadi & Y. Kusumawardaningsih

Numerical study on strengthening composite bridges  
K. Narmashiri & M.Z. Jumaat

Repair systems for unbonded post-tensioned 1-way & 2-way slabs with CFRP  
P.R. Chakrabarti, U. Kim, M. Busciano & V. Dao

Strengthening a concrete slab bridge using CFRP composites  
S.H. Petro, J.T. Peaslee & T.G. Leech

Strengthening effect of CCFP for RC member under negative bending  
I. Yoshitake, S. Hamada, K. Yumikura & Y. Mimura

Structural behaviour of reinforced palm kernel shell foamed concrete beams  
U.J. Alengaram, M.Z. Jumaat & H. Mahmud

Dynamic impact and earthquake engineering

A note on the model based on the constant Q damping assumption and its corrected models  
A.S. Takahashi

A neural-oscillator model for human-induced lateral vibration on footbridges  
M. Yoneda

Analysis of large dynamic structures in the entertainment industry
D.P. Cook & R.T. Robinson

Comparison of different standards for progressive collapse evaluation procedures
A. Saad, A. Said & Y. Tian

Correlation between minimum building strength and the response modification factor
L.G. Daza

Effect of infill walls in structural response of RC buildings  
I. Idrizi, N. Idrizi, Z. Idrizi, S. Idrizi & I. Idrizi

Estimation of statically equivalent seismic forces of single layer reticular domes  
H. Abdolpour, Z. Zamanzadeh & A. Behravesh

Experimental study of RC slab-CFT column connections under seismic deformations  
Y. Su & Y. Tian

Identification of frequency dependency of quality factor in subsurface ground  
O. Tsujihara

Integrated design and construction to mitigate wind-induced motions of tall buildings  
K. Moon

Mitigation of high acceleration shock waves in hybrid structures
S.G. Ladkany & S. Sueki

Prefabricated multi-story structure exposed to engineering seismicity
J. Witzany, T. Cejka & R. Zigler 

Satisfying drift and acceleration criteria with double FP bearing  
M. Malekzadeh & T. Taghikhany

Seismic analysis of interlocking block in wall–foundation–soil system
M.S. Jaafar, F. Hejazi, A.A. Abang Ali & J. Noorzaei

Shear crack width of RC column with cut-off rebar under cyclic loading
T. Tsubaki, M. Dragoi & J. Onishi

Structural behavior of steel frame connections subjected to blast
G.S. Urgessa & T. Arciszewski

Bridges and special structures

Applicability of AASHTO LRFD live load distribution factors for nonstandard truck load  
Y.J. Kim, R. Tanovic & R.G. Wight

Full scale test on a bridge PC box girder
C. Mircea, A. Ioani & Z. Kiss

Long-term deflections of long-span bridges
J. Navrátil & M. Zich

Structural optimization and computation

A revised BESO method for structures with design-dependent gravity loads
X. Huang & Y.M. Xie

Investigating the buckling behaviour of single layer dome form of space structures  
Z. Zamanzadeh, H. Abdolpour & A. Behravesh

Reasoning on structural timber design for target reliability  
L. Ozola

Shape optimization of shell structures with variable thickness  
M. Kegl, D. Dinevski & B. Brank

Structural damage detection in plates using wavelet transform  
G. Ghodrati Amiri, A. Bagheri, S.A. Seyed Razzaghi & A. Asadi

The non-local theories based on different types of weighted functions and its application  
Z. Wang & Q. Yang

The MINLP approach to structural synthesis  
S. Kravanja & T. ™ula

Construction materials

Basic study on physical property for calcium-solidification material and on Ca-based concrete  
A. Shimabukuro & K. Hashimoto

Correlations between filler type and the self compacted concrete properties  
M. Gheorghe, N. Saca & L. Radu

Delphi study on Portland cement concrete specifications of ITD  
H. Sadid, V. Miyyapuram & R. Wabrek

Effects of bamboo material on strength characteristics of calcium-based mortar  
H. Kawamura, K. Hashimoto & A. Shimabukuro

Effects of remediation and hauling on the air void stability of self-consolidating concrete  
N. Ghafoori & M. Barfield

Estimation of marine salt behavior around the bridge section  
E. Iwasaki & M. Nagai

Evaluation of alkali-silica reactivity using aggregate mineralogy and expansion tests  
N. Ghafoori & M.S. Islam

Evolution of Portland cement pervious concrete construction  
J.T. Kevern

Experimental research on regional confined concrete columns under compression  
X.M. Cao, J.C. Xiao, Z.H. Huang & T.J. Ren

Experimental study on dry-shrinkage of lightweight cement mortar  
T. Watanabe & A. Mori

Flexural behavior of high strength stone dust concrete  
V. Bhikshma, R. Kishore & N.H.M. Raju

Hemp: Rediscovered raw building material
F. Khestl

Influence of admixtures on performance of roller compacted concrete  
P. Hafiz & A.R. Khaloo

Investigation of the effect of aggregate on the performance of permeable concrete
C. Lian & Y. Zhuge

Investigations on flexural behavior of high strength manufactured sand concrete
V. Bhikshma, R. Kishore & C.V. Raghu Pathi

Moisture permeability and sorption-desorption isotherms of some porous building materials
R. Miniotaite

Nested ANOVA model applied to evaluate variability of ready-mixed concrete production  
C. Videla & C. Imbarack

On characteristics of bamboo as structural materials  
T. Tada, K. Hashimoto & A. Shimabukuro

Optimization of fly ash content in suppressing alkali-silica reactivity
N. Ghafoori & M.S. Islam

Overdosing remediation of plastic SCC exposed to combined hauling time and temperature  
N. Ghafoori & H. Diawara

Research into the optimum level of rock-derived micro-fine particles in sand for concrete
T. Kaya, K. Hashimoto & H. Yamamoto

Retempering remediation of transported SCC under extreme temperatures  
H. Diawara & N. Ghafoori

Strength property of concrete using recycled aggregate and high-volume fly ash  
T. Ishiyama, K. Takasu & Y. Matsufuji

Strength, sorptivity and carbonation of geopolymer concrete  
A.A. Adam, T.C.K. Molyneaux, I. Patnaikuni & D.W. Law

Suitability of some Ghanaian mineral admixtures for masonry mortar formulation  
M. Bediako, E. Atiemo, S.K.Y. Gawu & A.A. Adjaottor

Ultra light-weight self consolidating concrete  
M. Hubertova & R. Hela

Wood use in Type I and II (noncombustible) construction  
D.G. Bueche

Composite materials

Computational models for textile reinforced concrete structures  
W. Graf, M. Kaliske, A. Hoffmann, J.-U. Sickert & F. Steinigen

Properties of natural fiber cement boards for building partitions  
Y.W. Liu & H.H. Pan

Studies on glass fiber reinforced concrete composites – strength and behavior  
B.L.P. Swami, A.K. Asthana & U. Masood

Use of bamboo composites as structural members in building construction  
T.H. Nguyen, T. Shehab & A. Nowroozi

Young’s modulus of newly mixed cementitious extrusion-molded materials  
T. Watanabe & A. Mori

Construction methods

Active pier underpinning of Jin-bin light rail bridge in Tianjin  
J. Bu, N. Sun & S. Huang

CFRP liner quality control for repair of prestressed concrete cylinder pipe  
A. Allan & H. Carr

Configuration, evaluation and selection tool (CET) for tunnel construction methods  
B. Schaiter & G. Girmscheid

Formwork specific, process orientated geometrical-path-velocity-time-model (GPVT-model)
M. Kersting & G. Girmscheid

Open building manufacture systems: A new era for collaboration?  
M.D. Sharp & J.S. Goulding

Precast ferrocement barrel shell planks as low cost roof
S.F. Ahmad

Tall building boom – now bust?  
I.R. Skelton, D. Bouchlaghem, P. Demian & C. Anumba

The state-of-the-art of building tall  
I.R. Skelton, D. Bouchlaghem, P. Demian & C. Anumba

Construction management

An anatomy of speculative claims in construction  
H.Y. Pang & S.O. Cheung

Builders’ perceptions of the impact of procurement method on project quality  
S. Saha & M. Hardie

Business model of the prefab concrete industry – a two-dimensional cooperation network  
T. Rinas & G. Girmscheid

Conservation project management by the architectural digital photogrammetry  
F. Navarro, A.L. Rodríguez, V. Ávila & C. Loch

Construction productivity and production rates: Developing countries  
C.R. Guntuk & E. Koehn

Contractors’ influence within the design process of design-build projects
H. Haroglu, J. Glass, T. Thorpe & C. Goodchild

Delays in the Iranian construction projects: Stakeholders and economy
E. Asnaashari, A. Knight & A. Hurst

Designing the relationship between contractor and client to partnership
K. Spang

Determining schedule delay causes under the Build-Operate-Transfer model in Taiwan
J.B. Yang & C.C. Yang

Dey Street Tunnel: The challenges of a design build project in a congested urban setting
M. Trabold

Developing a document management model for resolving contract disputes for contractor
J.B. Yang & K.M. Huang

Development of a decision-making model for requirements management
N. Krönert & G. Girmscheid

Improving the MEP coordination process through information sharing and establishing trust
T.M. Korman

Key competences of design-build clients in the People’s Republic of China
B. Xia & A.P.C. Chan

PPP-risk identification and allocation model: The crucial success factor for PPPs
T. Pohle & G. Girmscheid

Privileges and attractions for private sector involvement in PPP projects
A.P.C. Chan, P.T.I. Lam, D.W.M. Chan, E. Cheung & Y. Ke

Training of skills and thinking in structural timber design
L. Ozola

Use of alternative dispute resolution in construction: A comparative study
S.O. Cheung, P.S.P. Wong & P. Kennedy

Construction maintenance and infrastructure

Construction safety in the repair and maintenance sector  
A.P.C. Chan, F.K.W. Wong, M.C.H. Yam, D.W.M. Chan, C.K.H. Hon, D. Dingsdag & H. Biggs

Challenges of a substation and infrastructure upgrade in an urban downtown setting
M.L. Cochrane & C.D. Wagner

Construction of concrete embedded, direct fixation, ballasted, LVT and special trackwork
K.H. Dunne, N. Slama & K. Wong

Design issues of the Palmdale Water Reclamation Plant expansion  
K. Monroe, J. Stanton, P. Wong & S. Maguin

Fuzzy logic based diagnostic tool for management of timber bridges  
S. Ranjith, S. Setunge, R. Gravina & S. Venkatesan

Organizational behavior

Behaviors of leadership in architectural offices
E. Kasapoğlu

Gendered behavior: Cultures in UK engineering and construction organizations
B. Bagilhole

Knowledge management (KM): ‘Integrating past experiences’  
A. Weippert & S. Kajewski

Managing innovative change within organisations and project team environments  
A. Weippert & S. Kajewski

Personality types of civil engineers and their roles in team performance
K. Gautam & A. Singh

System service oriented cooperation – lessons for the construction industry  
D. Lunze & G. Girmscheid

Sustainability and energy conservation

Building environmental assessment tool  
S. Vil ceková, E.K. Burdová & I. Šenitková

Building passive design and hotel energy efficiency  
B. Su & Q. Wang

Climatic effects on building facades  
R. Miniotaite

Energy consumption related to winter housing thermal performance  
B. Su

Green energy and indoor technologies for smart buildings  
F. Vranay, Z. Vranayova, D. Ocipova & D. Lukasik

Indoor air quality, distribution systems and energy simulations  
R. Nagy & I. Šenitková

Structural sustainability of high performance buildings  
M.M. Ali & P.G. Dimick

The use of green materials in the construction of buildings’ structure  
B.O. Russell

Engineering economics

An interactive model for reduction of failure costs: A process management approach  
J.E. Avendano Castillo, S.H. Al-jibouri & J.I.M. Halman

Forecasting low-cost housing demand in urban area in Malaysia using ANN  
N. Yasmin Zainun & M. Eftekhari

Influence of construction costs on schedule performance  
J.A. Kuprenas

LC maintenance strategy development and decision-making model for street maintenance  
A. Fastrich & G. Girmscheid

Macroeconomic costs within the life-cycle of bridges  
T. Zinke, T. Wachholz & T. Ummenhofer

Maintenance life cycle cost model for drainage systems of infrastructures  
T. Gamisch & G. Girmscheid

Trend analysis of cost performance for public work projects  
P.P. Shrestha, D.R. Shields & L. Burns

Smoothing methodology for time series data  
F. Khosrowshahi

Underlying mechanisms of failure costs in construction  
J.E. Avendano Castillo, S.H. Al-jibouri & J.I.M. Halman

Information technology

A survey of the current i-Build practices in the Taiwanese construction industry  
H.J. Chien, H.W. Chien & J.R. Chang

Construction information technology and a new age of enlightenment  
P.S. Brandon

How building information modeling has changed the MEP coordination process  
T.M. Korman, L. Simonian & E. Speidel

Organisational e-readiness in the built environment: People, process, technology
E.C.W. Lou & J.S. Goulding

Technology projects and their impact on the engineering and construction process
M.M. Shoura

Geotechnical engineering, foundation and tunneling

Dynamic effects of machines on foundations buildings  
J. Vondrich & E. Thöndel

Investigations of the dynamic state of turbo sets foundations  
A.O. Kolesnikov, V.N. Popov & O.M. Kolesnikov

Model tests on bearing capacity of soil-bags  
H. Yamamoto & S. Jin

The construction pre-control of a foundation pit in Shanghai  
Y. Chen, Z. Yin, J. Wu, M. Wang, Y. Chen & R. Azzam

Using BESO method to optimize the shape and reinforcement of underground openings  
K. Ghabraie, Y.M. Xie & X. Huang

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