Browse Newmark Structural Engineering Laboratory by Issue Date

  • Sun, Shaoyun; Kuchma, Daniel A. (Newmark Structural Engineering Laboratory. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 2007-11)
    The current shear design provisions of the AASHTO LRFD Bridge Design Specifications limit the concrete compressive strength to 10 ksi due to a lack of experimental evidence for their extension to high strength concrete. ...

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  • Nagayama, Tomonori; Spencer, Jr., Billie F. (Newmark Structural Engineering Laboratory. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 2007-11 (o)
    Industrialized nations have a huge investment in the pervasive civil infrastructure on which our lives rely. To properly manage this infrastructure, its condition or serviceability should be reliably assessed. For condition ...

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  • Carrion, Juan E.; Spencer, Jr., Billie F. (Newmark Structural Engineering Laboratory. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 2007-12)
    Experimental testing is an essential tool for understanding how structures respond to extreme events, thus allowing the design and construction of safer structures. Methods currently used to determine the behavior of ...

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  • Nakata, Narutoshi; Spencer, Jr., Billie F.; Elnashai, Amr S. (Newmark Structural Engineering Laboratory. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 2007-12)
    Hybrid simulation is an effective method for the assessment of the seismic response of structures, combining laboratory testing, computational simulation, and numerical time-step integration of the equations of motion. ...

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  • Kwon, Oh-Sung; Elnashai, Amr S. (Newmark Structural Engineering Laboratory. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 2007-12)
    This report presents research on the probabilistic seismic performance evaluation of a structural-geotechnical interacting system. The system comprises a bridge, its foundation, and the supporting soil. The investigation ...

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  • Nagle, Thomas J.; Kuchma, Daniel A. (Newmark Structural Engineering Laboratory. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 2007-12)
    Code based shear design provisions principally use a sectional force design procedure in which it is assumed that plane sections remain plane. However, the shear capacity of a member may be limited by other shear related ...

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  • Kim, Young-Suk; Spencer, Jr., Billie F.; Elnashai, Amr S. (Newmark Structural Engineering Laboratory. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 2008-01)
    Transportation and utility networks (e.g., water delivery, power, and oil systems) are essential in the support of all economic and social activity of an industrialized region. The functional loss of this critical urban ...

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  • Gourley, Brett C.; Tort, Cenk; Denavit, Mark D.; Schiller, Paul H.; Hajjar, Jerome F. (Newmark Structural Engineering Laboratory. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 2008-04)
    A significant amount of research has been conducted worldwide on the behavior of concrete filled steel tubes (CFTs) in the past five decades. This report provides a summary of the behavior and experimental work of concrete ...

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  • Zhu, Jinying (Newmark Structural Engineering Laboratory. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 2008-05)
    Elastic wave-based non-destructive test (NDT) methods are effective for detecting flaws in concrete structures. With the recent developments in computing hardware and software, imaging techniques have become very popular ...

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  • Xu, Daqing; Hjelmstad, K.D. (Newmark Structural Engineering Laboratory. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 2008-05)
    Contact analysis is an important branch of solid mechanics. Numerical simulation using the finite element method has become the dominant approach recently because of the high nonlinearity of contact problems. In the ...

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  • Gao, Yong; Spencer, Jr., Billie F. (Newmark Structural Engineering Laboratory. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 2008-05)
    Structural health monitoring (SHM) is an emerging field in civil engineering, offering the potential for continuous and periodic assessment of the safety and integrity of civil infrastructure. Based on knowledge of the ...

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  • Andrews, Blake M.; Fahnestock, Larry; Song, Junho (Newmark Structural Engineering Laboratory. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 2008-07 (o)
    Buckling-restrained braces (BRBs) have recently become popular in the United States for use as primary members of seismic lateral-force-resisting systems. A BRB is a steel brace that does not buckle in compression but ...

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  • Pallares, Luis; Hajjar, Jerome F. (Newmark Structural Engineering Laboratory. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 2009-04)
    The formula in the 2005 American Institute of Steel Construction Specification to compute the strength of headed steel stud anchors (shear connectors) in composite steel/concrete structures has been used in the United ...

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  • Pallares, Luis; Hajjar, Jerome F. (Newmark Structural Engineering Laboratory. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 2009-04)
    The current AISC Specification for Structural Steel Buildings (AISC, 2005a) is the lead specification for composite construction in the U.S. However, these provisions do not provide a recommendation for computing the ...

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  • Walsh, Sara B.; Hajjar, Jerome F. (Newmark Structural Engineering Laboratory. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 2009-06)
    This research is investigating the use of high resolution 3D terrestrial laser scanners as tools to capture geometric data of complex scenes for structural engineering applications. Laser scan technology is continuously ...

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  • Reneckis, Dziugas; 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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  • Borello, Daniel J.; Denavit, Mark D.; Hajjar, Jerome F. (Newmark Structural Engineering Laboratory. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 2009-08)
    This document reports the results of sixteen experiments of bolted slip-critical connections with fillers. Fifteen of the connections used oversized holes and one connection used standard holes to establish a baseline ...

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  • Rice, Jennifer A.; Spencer, Jr., Billie F. (Newmark Structural Engineering Laboratory. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 2009-08)
    The demands of aging infrastructure require effective methods for structural monitoring and maintenance. Wireless smart sensors provide an attractive means for structural health monitoring (SHM) through the utilization ...

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  • Sim, Sung-Han; Spencer, Jr., Billie F. (Newmark Structural Engineering Laboratory. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 2009-11)
    Driven by the needs to address problems with our rapidly aging civil infrastructure, structural health monitoring (SHM) has arisen as an important tool to improve maintenance and operation. Introduced as a promising ...

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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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