Browse College of Engineering by Author "LaFave, James M."

  • Bignell, John L.; LaFave, James M.; Hawkins, Neil M. (2006-04)
    To assess the seismic vulnerability of southern Illinois highway bridges, an earlier project had evaluated the fragility of the most prevalent kind (multi-column pier supported). This project investigated the vulnerability ...

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  • Moreu, Fernando; LaFave, James M. (Newmark Structural Engineering Laboratory. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 2012-10)
    Railroad infrastructure must be maintained safely and reliably for both owners and users. Railroad bridge expenditures in particular represent about 10% of the annual capital investment for Class I railroads in the United ...

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  • LaFave, James M.; Fahnestock, Larry A.; Brambila, Gabriela; Riddle, Joseph K.; Jarrett, Matthew W.; Svatora, Jeffrey S.; Wright, Beth A.; An, Huayu (Illinois Center for Transportation/Illinois Department of Transportation, 2017-08)
    Integral abutment bridges (IABs) have gained popularity throughout the United States due to their low construction and maintenance costs. Previous research on IABs has been heavily focused on substructure performance, ...

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  • LaFave, James M.; Fahnestock, Larry A.; Wright, Beth A.; Riddle, Joseph K.; Jarrett, Matthew W.; Svatora, Jeffrey S.; An, Huayu; Brambila, Gabriela (Illinois Center for Transportation/Illinois Department of Transportation, 2016-06)
    Integral abutment bridges (IABs) have become of interest due to their decreased construction and maintenance costs in comparison to conventional jointed bridges. Most prior IAB research was related to substructure behavior, ...

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  • Kim, Jaehong; LaFave, James M. (Newmark Structural Engineering Laboratory. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 2009-11)
    Beam-column connections have been identified as potentially one of the weaker components of reinforced concrete moment resisting frames subjected to seismic lateral loading. Well-established knowledge of RC joint shear ...

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  • Kozak, Derek L.; Luo, Jie; Olson, Scott M.; LaFave, James M.; Fahnestock, Larry A. (Newmark Structural Engineering Laboratory. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 2017-09)
    The lack of ground motion time history records with a 1000-year return period hazard for Central North America (CNA) often requires earthquake engineering researchers in the area to develop ground motions of their own. ...

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  • Olson, Scott M.; Long, James H.; Hansen, James R.; Reneckis, Dziugas Joseph; LaFave, James M. (2009-08)
    The use of integral abutment bridges (IABs) is growing rapidly in the U.S., primarily because of lower maintenance costs compared to conventional bridges. However, current length and skew limitations employed by IDOT are ...

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  • Reneckis, Dziugas Joseph; LaFave, James M. (Newmark Structural Engineering Laboratory. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 2009-08)
    A study was conducted on the out-of-plane seismic performance of anchored brick veneer with wood-frame backup wall systems, to evaluate prescriptive design requirements and current construction practices. Prescriptive ...

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  • LaFave, James M.; Fahnestock, Larry A.; Kozak, Derek L. (Illinois Center for Transportation/Illinois Department of Transportation, 2018-08)
    The seismic behavior of integral abutment bridges (IABs) is of particular interest in southern Illinois, where proximity to the New Madrid Seismic Zone may create significant ground motion accelerations during an earthquake. ...

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  • LaFave, James M.; Fahnestock, Larry A.; Luo, Jie; Kozak, Derek L. (Illinois Center for Transportation/Illinois Department of Transportation, 2018-08)
    This study assesses the seismic performance of quasi-isolated highway bridges with seat-type abutments, validates the current IDOT design strategy, and provides recommendations for improving a bridge’s seismic behavior. ...

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  • Olson, Scott M.; Holloway, Kurt P.; Buenker, Jason M.; Long, James H.; LaFave, James M. (2013-05)
    The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) has increasingly constructed integral abutment bridges (IABs) over the past few decades, similar to those in many other states. Because the length and skew limitations currently ...

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