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  • 1 Introduction 2 Related Reviews 3 Introduction to Etabs 4 Structural Evaluation for Gravity Loads 5 Seismic Analysis 6 Retrofitting of the Building for Earth Quake 7 Retrofitting by use of FRP 8 Fire Retrofitting of High Rise Buildings by Manual Approach.
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This book details the analysis and design of high rise buildings for gravity and seismic analysis. It provides the knowledge structural engineers need to retrofit existing structures in order to meet safety requirements and better prevent potential damage from such disasters as earthquakes and fires. Coverage includes actual case studies of existing buildings, reviews of current knowledge for damages and their mitigation, protective design technologies, and analytical and computational techniques. This monograph also provides an experimental investigation on the properties of fiber reinforced concrete that consists of natural fibres like coconut coir and also steel fibres that are used for comparison in both Normal Strength Concrete (NSC) and High Strength Concrete (HSC). In addition, the authors examine the use of various repair techniques for damaged high rise buildings. The book will help upcoming structural design engineers learn the computer aided analysis and design of real existing high rise buildings by using ACI code for application of the gravity loads, UBC- 97 for seismic analysis and retrofitting analysis by computer models. It will be of immense use to the student community, academicians, consultants and practicing professional engineers and scientists involved in the planning, design, execution, inspection and supervision for the proper retrofitting of buildings.
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1 online resource : illustrations (some color).
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1 online resource (xviii, 294 pages).
Corrosion of reinforcing steel is now recognized as the major cause of degradation of concrete structures in many parts of the world. Despite this, infrastructure expenditure is being unreasonably decreased by sequestration and the incredible shrinking discretionary budget. All components of our infrastructure including highways, airports, water supply, waste treatment, energy supply, and power generation require significant investment and are subjected to degradation by corrosion, which significantly reduces the service life, reliability, functionality of structures and equipment, and safety. Corrosion of Steel in Concrete Structures provides a comprehensive review of the subject, in addition to recent advances in research and technological developments, from reinforcing materials to measurement techniques and modelling. This book contains not only all the important aspects in the field of corrosion of steel reinforced concrete but also discusses new topics and future trends. Part One of the book tackles theoretical concepts of corrosion of steel in concrete structures. The second part moves on to analyse the variety of reinforcing materials and concrete, including stainless steel and galvanized steel. Part Three covers measurements and evaluations, such as electrochemical techniques and acoustic emission. Part Four reviews protection and maintenance methods, whilst the final section analyses modelling, latest developments and future trends in the field.
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xiv, 786 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm
  • Chapter 1 Introduction Chapter 2 Materials Chapter 3 Design of Concrete Structures and Fundamental Assumptions Chapter 4 Flexural Analysis and Design of Beams Chapter 5 Shear and Diagonal Tension in Beams Chapter 6 Bond, Anchorage, and Development Length Chapter 7 Serviceability Chapter 8 Analysis and Design for Torsion Chapter 9 Short Columns Chapter 10 Slender Columns Chapter 11 Analysis of Indeterminate Beams and Frames Chapter 12 Analysis and Design of One-Way Slabs Chapter 13 Analysis and Design of Two-Way Slabs Chapter 14 Walls Chapter 15 Footings and Foundations Chapter 16 Retaining Walls Chapter 17 Strut-and-Tie Models Chapter 18 Design of Reinforcement at Joints Chapter 19 Concrete Building Systems Chapter 20 Seismic Design Chapter 21 Anchoring to Concrete Chapter 22 Prestressed Concrete Chapter 23 Yield Line Analysis for Slabs - Online Chapter Chapter 24 Strip Method for Slabs - Online Chapter Appendix A Design Aids Appendix B SI Conversion FactorsInch-Pound Units to SI Units Index.
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The fifteenth edition of the classic text, Design of Concrete Structures, is completely revised using the newly released 2014 American Concrete Institute (ACI) Building Code. This new edition has the same dual objectives as the previous editions: first to establish a firm understanding of the behavior of structural concrete, then to develop proficiency in the methods used in current design practice. Notable new features include: every chapter has been updated to account for the reorganization of the 2014 American Concrete institute Building Code; a new chapter on anchoring to concrete is included; a chapter on walls has been added, doubling the coverage and adding design examples; and, diaphragms are included for the first time. The process of developing building design and the connection between the chapters in the text and the ACI Code is added. Coverage of seismic design is updated. Also included is the modified compression field theory method of shear design presented in the 2012 edition of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials LRFD Bridge Design Specifications. Chapters on yield line and strip methods for slabs are moved to the text website.
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Engineering Library (Terman)
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1 online resource : illustrations (some color)
  • 1. Introduction, by Carlo Pellegrino, Jose Sena-Cruz.- 2. Design by testing and statistical determination of capacity models, by Giorgio Monti, Antonio Bilotta, Annalisa Napoli, Emidio Nigro, Floriana Petrone, Roberto Realfonzo.- 3. Bond between EBR FRP and concrete, by Claudio Mazzotti, Antonio Bilotta, Christian Carloni, Francesca Ceroni, Tommaso D'Antino, Emidio Nigro, Carlo Pellegrino.- 4. Shear strengthening of RC elements by means of EBR FRP systems, by Giorgio Monti, Tommaso D'Antino, Gian Piero Lignola, Carlo Pellegrino, Floriana Petrone.- 5. Confinement of RC elements by means of EBR FRP systems, by Stavroula Pantazopoulou, Ioannis Balafas, Dionysios Bournas, Maurizio Guadagnini, Tommaso D'Antino, Gian Piero Lignola, Annalisa Napoli, Carlo Pellegrino, Andrea Prota, Roberto Realfonzo, Souzana Tastani.- 6. Special problems.- 6.1. Serviceability limit states, by Francesca Ceroni, Marisa Pecce.- 6.2 Fatigue Behaviour, by Christian Carloni, Thorsten Leusmann, Harald Budelmann.- 6.3 Effects of fire and high temperature, by Emidio Nigro, Antonio Bilotta.- 6.4 Long term properties of FRP systems, by Joaquim Barros, Ines Costa.- 6.5 Anchorage systems for external strengthening with FRP, by Francesca Ceroni, Marisa Pecce.- 6.6. Mechanically Fastened Systems, by Gian Piero Lignola, Annalisa Napoli, Roberto Realfonzo.- 7. Prestressed FRP Systems, by Julien Michels, Joaquim Barros, Ines Costa, Jose Sena Cru2, Christoph Czaderski, Giorgio Giacomin, Renata Kotynia, Janet Lees, Carlo Pellegrino, Edmunds Zile.- 8. NSM Systems, by Jose Sena-Cruz, Joaquim Barros, Vincenzo Bianco, Antonio Bilotta, Dionysios Bournas, Francesca Ceroni, Glaucia Dalfre, Renata Kotynia, Giorgio Monti, Emilio Nigro, Thanasis Triantafillou.- 9. Fiber reinforced composites with cementitious (inorganic) matrix, by Christian Carloni, Dionysios A. Bournas, Francesca G. Carozzi, Tommaso D'Antino, Giulia Fava, Francesco Focacci, Giorgio Giacomin, Giovanni Mantegazza, Carlo Pellegrino, Carlo Perinelli, Carlo Poggi.
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This book analyses the current knowledge on structural behaviour of RC elements and structures strengthened with composite materials (experimental, analytical and numerical approaches for EBR and NSM), particularly in relation to the above topics, and the comparison of the predictions of the current available codes/recommendations/guidelines with selected experimental results. The book shows possible critical issues (discrepancies, lacunae, relevant parameters, test procedures, etc.) related to current code predictions or to evaluate their reliability, in order to develop more uniform methods and basic rules for design and control of FRP strengthened RC structures. General problems/critical issues are clarified on the basis of the actual experiences, detect discrepancies in existing codes, lacunae in knowledge and, concerning these identified subjects, provide proposals for improvements. The book will help to contribute to promote and consolidate a more qualified and conscious approach towards rehabilitation and strengthening existing RC structures with composites and their possible monitoring.
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Cement production is known to be a polluting and energy-intensive industry. Cement plants account for 5 percent of global emissions of carbon dioxide and one of the main causes of global warming. However, cement it is literally the glue of progress. Designing Green Cement Plants provides the tools and techniques for designing new large cement plants that would promote sustainable growth, preserve natural resources to the maximum possible extent and make least possible additions to the Greenhouse Gases that cause global warming. Brief and but authoritative, this title embraces new technologies and methods such as Carbon Capture and Sequestration, as well as methods for harnessing renewable energy sources such as wind and solar. The author also discusses the efficient use of energy and materials through the use recycling. In addition, this book also examines thepossibilities of developing green cement substitutes such as Calera, Caliix, Novacem, Aether and Geopolymer cements. Includes the tools and methods for reducing the emissions of greenhouse GasesExplores technologies such as: carbon capture and storage and substitute cementsProvides essential data to determining the unique factors involved in designing large new green cement plants Includes interactive excel spreadsheetsMethods for preforming a cost benefits analysis for the production of green cements as opposed to conventional OPC .
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1 online resource (ix, 64 pages) : illustrations (some color).
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1 online resource : illustrations
  • Background.- Material Details and Types of GICs.- Clinical Perfomance.- Role of GICs in Caries.- Role of GICs in Atraumatic Restorative Treatment and Minimal Intervention Dentistry.- Role of GICs in Paediatric Dentistry.- Uses in Contemporary Dentistry and Limitations.- The Future of Glass-Ionomers.
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This concise handbook covers all aspects of glass-ionomer cements, from the development of these materials in the early 1970s through to the current state of the art. Their physical, chemical, biological, and clinical properties are described as well as how their formulation and usage have evolved over time, giving rise to newer subcategories of the parent materials. Detailed coverage is provided on the clinical use of glass-ionomer cements in restorative and pediatric dentistry and in widely taught and practiced newer approaches, including atraumatic restorative treatment and minimal intervention dentistry. The authors are internationally acclaimed experts who present information in an easy-to-follow format that will appeal to readers. With the renewed worldwide quest for substitute materials for the more traditional amalgam, glass-ionomer cements have the potential for further development and may play a significant role in future trends.
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1 online resource ( pages) : illustrations, figures, tables ; 25 cm
  • A. About the Author
  • B. About the International Code Council
  • C. Preface to the Second Edition
  • D. Preface to the First Edition
  • 1. Introduction
  • Reinforced Concrete
  • Building Codes and Standards
  • Strength and Serviceability
  • Reinforced Concrete Members in Building Structures
  • Drawings and Specifications
  • Construction of Reinforced Concrete Buildings
  • References
  • 2. Materials
  • Introduction
  • Concrete
  • Reinforcement
  • References
  • Problems
  • Problems in SI Units
  • 3. General Considerations for Analysis and Design
  • Introduction
  • Loading
  • Structural Analysis
  • References
  • Problems
  • Problems in SI Units
  • 4. General Requirements for Strength and Serviceability
  • Introduction
  • Required Strength
  • Design Strength
  • Control of Deflections
  • References
  • Problems
  • Problems in SI Units
  • 5. General Principles of the Strength Design Method
  • Introduction
  • Design Assumptions
  • General Principles and Requirements
  • One-Way Slabs, Two-Way Slabs, and Beams
  • Columns
  • Tension Members
  • Members Subjected to Flexure and Axial Load
  • References
  • Problems
  • Problems in SI Units
  • 6. Beams and One-Way Slabs
  • Introduction
  • Mechanics and Behavior of Reinforced Concrete Beams
  • Design for Flexure
  • Design for Shear
  • Design for Torsion
  • Deflections
  • References
  • Problems
  • Problems in SI Units
  • 7. Two-Way Slabs
  • Introduction
  • Two-Way Slab Systems
  • Minimum Thickness Requirements
  • Analysis Methods
  • Design for Flexure
  • Design for Shear
  • Design Procedure
  • References
  • Problems
  • Problems in SI Units
  • 8. Columns
  • Introduction
  • Preliminary Column Sizing
  • Analysis and Design Methods
  • Interaction Diagrams
  • Slenderness Effects
  • Biaxial Loading
  • Reinforcement Details
  • Shear Requirements
  • Design Procedure
  • References
  • Problems
  • Problems in SI Units
  • 9. Walls
  • Introduction
  • Design Methods for Axial Loads and Flexure
  • Design for Shear
  • Reinforcement Details
  • Design Procedure
  • References
  • Problem
  • Problems in SI Units
  • 10. Foundations
  • Introduction
  • Footings
  • Mat Foundations
  • Pile Caps
  • Drilled Piers
  • References
  • Problems
  • Problems in SI Units
  • 11. Design and Detailing for Earthquake Effects
  • Introduction
  • Seismic Design Criteria
  • Seismic-Force-Resisting Systems
  • Design and Detailing Requirements
  • Ordinary Moment Frames
  • Intermediate Moment Frames
  • Special Moment Frames
  • Special Structural Walls
  • Diaphragms
  • Foundations
  • Members Not Designated as Part of the SFRS
  • References
  • Problems
  • Problems in SI Units
  • A. Steel Reinforcement Information
  • ASTM Standard Reinforcing Bars
  • Wire Reinforcement Institute (WRI) Standard Wire Reinforcement
  • ASTM Standard Wire Reinforcement
  • B. Critical Section Properties for Two-Way Shear
  • Derivation of Critical Section Properties
  • Tabulated Values of Critical Shear Constants.
This comprehensive guide to reinforced concrete structures has been fully revised to cover 2014 updates to the ACI 318 Structural Concrete code Reinforced Concrete Structures: Analysis and Design, Second Edition offers clear explanations of the underlying principles behind reinforced concrete design and provides easy-to-follow analysis, design, and construction techniques. This edition has been thoroughly updated to conform to the new ACI 2014 Building Code. This authoritative resource discusses reinforced concrete members and provides techniques for sizing the cross section, calculating the required amount of reinforcement, and detailing the reinforcement. Brand-new information is included on earthquake design and detailing. Easy-to-follow design procedures and illuminating flowcharts guide you through complex code requirements. Concisely explains every provision in the 2014 ACI 318 Structural Concrete code Features a new chapter on design and detailing for earthquake effects Solved problems and real-world examples demonstrate each provision's proper application Author has written numerous technical publications on the design of reinforced concrete and load determination.
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1 online resource (xvi, 168 pages)
  • Introduction, by Philip J Nixon & Ian Sims.- RILEM Recommended Test Method: AAR-0, Outline Guide to the Use of RILEM Methods in the Assessment of the Alkali-Reactivity Potential of Aggregates.- RILEM Recommended Test Method: AAR-1.1, Detection of potential alkali-reactivity, Part 1: Petrographic Examination Method.- RILEM Recommended Test Method: AAR-2, Detection of potential alkali-reactivity, Accelerated Mortar-bar Test Method for Aggregates.- RILEM Recommended Test Method: AAR-3, Detection of potential alkali-reactivity, 38 C Test Method for Aggregate Combinations using Concrete Prisms.- RILEM Recommended Test Method: AAR-4.1, Detection of potential alkali-reactivity, 60 C Test Method for Aggregate Combinations using Concrete Prisms.- RILEM Recommended Test Method: AAR-5, Detection of potential alkali-reactivity, Rapid Preliminary Screening Test for Carbonate Aggregates.- RILEM Recommended Specification: AAR-7.1, International Specification to Minimise Damage from Alkali Reactions in Concrete, Part 1: Alkali-Silica Reaction.- RILEM Recommended Specification: AAR-7.2, International Specification to Minimise Damage from Alkali Reactions in Concrete, Part 2: Alkali-Carbonate Reaction.- RILEM Recommended Specification: AAR-7.3, Preliminary International Specification to Minimise Damage from Alkali Reactions in Concrete, Part 3: Concrete Dams and Other Hydro Structures.
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This book contains the full set of RILEM Recommendations which have been produced to enable engineers, specifiers and testing houses to design and produce concrete which will not suffer damage arising from alkali reactions in the concrete. There are five recommended test methods for aggregates (designated AAR-1 to AAR-5), and an overall recommendation which describes how these should be used to enable a comprehensive aggregate assessment (AAR-0). Additionally, there are two Recommended International Specifications for concrete (AAR-7.1 & 7.2) and a Preliminary International Specification for dams and other hydro structures (AAR-7.3), which describe how the aggregate assessment can be combined with other measures in the design of the concrete to produce a concrete with a minimised risk of developing damage from alkali-aggregate reactions.
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1 online resource.
Book
1 online resource (206 p.)
  • Front Cover; Steel Corrosion-Induced Concrete Cracking; Copyright Page; Contents; Foreword; Preface; Acknowledgments; List of Figures; List of Tables; 1 Introduction; 1.1 Background; 1.2 Empirical Models; 1.2.1 Critical Steel Corrosion at Surface Cracking; 1.2.2 Crack Width at the Concrete Surface; 1.2.3 Discussion on the Empirical Models; 1.3 Analytical Models; 1.3.1 Three-Stage Corrosion-Induced Cracking Model; 1.3.2 Corrosion Products Filling Stage; 1.3.3 Concrete Cover Stressing and Cracking; 1.3.4 Rust Filling in Corrosion-Induced Cracks; 1.4 Contents of This Book; References
  • 2 Steel Corrosion in Concrete2.1 Introduction; 2.2 Mechanisms of Steel Corrosion in Concrete; 2.2.1 Corrosion Process; 2.2.2 Corrosion Rate; 2.2.3 Passivation; 2.3 Steel Corrosion Induced by Carbonation or Chloride Attack; 2.3.1 Carbonation-Induced Corrosion; 2.3.2 Chloride-Induced Corrosion; 2.4 Corrosion Products; 2.5 Steel Corrosion-Induced Concrete Damage; 2.6 Conclusions; References; 3 The Expansion Coefficients and Modulus of Steel Corrosion Products; 3.1 Introduction; 3.2 Expansion Coefficient of Steel Corrosion Products; 3.2.1 Experimental Program; 3.2.2 Tested Results
  • 3.2.2.1 X-Ray Diffraction3.2.2.2 Thermogravimetric Analysis; 3.2.2.3 Differential Thermal Analysis; 3.2.3 Composition of Rust Samples; 3.2.3.1 Influencing Factors; 3.2.3.2 Improving Rust Composition Analysis Using the TG Technique; 3.2.4 Expansion Coefficient of Rust Samples; 3.2.4.1 Classification of Hydroxy-oxides and Oxides; 3.2.4.2 Types of Hydroxy-oxides and Oxides; 3.2.4.3 Expansion Coefficients for Rust Samples; 3.2.4.4 Rust Expansion Coefficients in Different Environments; 3.3 Modulus of Steel Corrosion Products in Concrete; 3.3.1 Experimental Program
  • 3.3.2 Loading and Unloading Stress-Strain Curve3.3.3 Tested Data of Cyclic Low-Compression Test; 3.3.4 Modulus of Rust; 3.4 Conclusions; References; 4 Damage Analysis and Cracking Model of Reinforced Concrete Structures with Rebar Corrosion; 4.1 Introduction; 4.2 Basic Concrete Cracking Model Due to Steel Corrosion; 4.3 Noncracking Stage of Corrosion-Induced Concrete Cracking Process; 4.4 Partial Cracking Stage of Corrosion-Induced Concrete Cracking Process; 4.4.1 Intact Part; 4.4.2 Cracked Part; 4.5 Corrosion-Induced Expansive Pressure
  • 4.5.1 Relation Between Expansive Pressure and Steel Corrosion4.5.2 Variation of Expansive Pressure; 4.5.3 Effect of Concrete Cover Thickness; 4.5.4 Effect of Steel Bar Diameter; 4.5.5 Effect of Concrete Quality; 4.6 Discussion on the Radial Loss of Steel Bar; 4.6.1 Steel Loss Varying with the Crack Length; 4.6.2 Effect of Concrete Cover Thickness; 4.6.3 Effect of Steel Bar Diameter; 4.6.4 Effect of Rust Expansion Coefficient; 4.6.5 Effect of Concrete Quality; 4.7 Conclusions; References; 5 Mill Scale and Corrosion Layer at Concrete Surface Cracking; 5.1 Introduction; 5.2 Experimental Program
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1 online resource : illustratios (some color).
  • Introduction to Contemporary Post-Tensioned Concrete and Fire.- Contemporary Post-tensioned Concrete Construction.- Structural Fire Test Research Programmes for Post-tensioned Concrete.- Localized Heating of Post-tensioned Concrete Slabs Research Program.- Recommendations for Advancing the Fire Safe Design of Post-Tensioned Concrete.
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This SpringerBrief equips readers to develop defensible fire safety designs for a range of concrete structures. It identifies current gaps in the research and provides a more complete understanding of the structural and thermal response of contemporary Post-tensioned (PT) concrete structures to fire. The brief includes chapters on contemporary construction using PT concrete, previous structural fire test research programs, recent research programs, real fire case studies, and current research needs. It explores the progression of PT concrete structures, looking at the sustainability and aesthetic benefits, the ongoing development of stronger concretes, and best practice guidance for improving safety in the event of fire. Designed for practitioners and researchers in fire engineering, this brief is a valuable tool for those studying the impact of fire on concrete, fire safety designs, and building safety optimization. Advanced-level students in civil engineering will also find the content useful.
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x, 309 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 27 cm
  • At painting's edge : Arte Concreto Invención, 1944-46
  • The concrete idea on its way to the nonobject, 1949-59
  • From work to frame, in between, and beyond : the topology of the nonobject, 1959-66
  • Forms of affect : Hélio Oiticica's Parangolés, 1964-65
  • Another geometry : Gego's Reticulárea, 1969-77.
"Theories of the Nonobject investigates the crisis of the sculptural and painterly object in the concrete, neoconcrete, and constructivist practices of artists in Argentina, Brazil, and Venezuela, with case studies of specific movements, artists, and critics. Amor traces their role in the significant reconceptualization of the artwork that Brazilian critic and poet Ferreira Gullar heralded in 'Theory of the Nonobject' in 1959, with specific attention to a group of major art figures including Lygia Clark, Hélio Oiticica, and Gego, whose work proposed engaged forms of spectatorship that dismissed medium-based understandings of art. Exploring the philosophical, economic, and political underpinnings of geometric abstraction in post-World War II South America, Amor highlights the overlapping inquiries of artists and critics who, working on the periphery of European and US modernism, contributed to a sophisticated conversation about the nature of the art object"--Provided by publisher.
Green Library
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2 volumes : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 32 cm
The charm of concrete architecture today. Who has not heard of concrete? It is that ugly stuff they make highway bridges and crumbling walls out of, right? Well, yes, and no. Concrete is actually a name applied to a remarkably wide range of substances used in construction, and, when it is properly handled, it is actually one of the noble materials of contemporary architecture. A kind of "liquid stone" at the outset, it is malleable, durable, and, in the right hands, capable of prodigious feats of engineering. This two-volume book highlights the best work done in recent years with concrete. Included are "stars" like Zaha Hadid. Herzog & de Meuron, and Steven Holl, but also surprising new architects like the Russians SPEECH, rising stars of the international scene like Rudy Ricciotti from France, and even artists such as James Turrell, who turned the famous concrete spiral of Frank Lloyd Wright's Guggenheim in New York into the setting of one of his most remarkable pieces.
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Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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1 online resource (48 p. ) : digital, PDF file.
In this report, we establish a numerical model for concrete exposed to irradiation to address these three critical points. The model accounts for creep in the cement paste and its coupling with damage, temperature and relative humidity. The shift in failure mode with the loading rate is also properly represented. The numerical model for creep has been validated and calibrated against different experiments in the literature [Wittmann, 1970, Le Roy, 1995]. Results from a simplified model are shown to showcase the ability of numerical homogenization to simulate irradiation effects in concrete. In future works, the complete model will be applied to the analysis of the irradiation experiments of Elleuch et al. [1972] and Kelly et al. [1969]. This requires a careful examination of the experimental environmental conditions as in both cases certain critical information are missing, including the relative humidity history. A sensitivity analysis will be conducted to provide lower and upper bounds of the concrete expansion under irradiation, and check if the scatter in the simulated results matches the one found in experiments. The numerical and experimental results will be compared in terms of expansion and loss of mechanical stiffness and strength. Both effects should be captured accordingly by the model to validate it. Once the model has been validated on these two experiments, it can be applied to simulate concrete from nuclear power plants. To do so, the materials used in these concrete must be as well characterized as possible. The main parameters required are the mechanical properties of each constituent in the concrete (aggregates, cement paste), namely the elastic modulus, the creep properties, the tensile and compressive strength, the thermal expansion coefficient, and the drying shrinkage. These can be either measured experimentally, estimated from the initial composition in the case of cement paste, or back-calculated from mechanical tests on concrete. If some are unknown, a sensitivity analysis must be carried out to provide lower and upper bounds of the material behaviour. Finally, the model can be used as a basis to formulate a macroscopic material model for concrete subject to irradiation, which later can be used in structural analyses to estimate the structural impact of irradiation on nuclear power plants.

18. Angel azul [2014]

Video
1 streaming video file (72 min.) : digital, sound, color
Explores the artistic journey of Jason deCaires Taylor, an innovative artist who combines creativity with an important environmental solution; the creation of artificial coral reefs from statues he's cast from live models. Experts are on hand to provide facts about the perilous situation coral reefs currently face and solutions necessary to save them.
Book
202 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
Book
182 p. : ill. ; 22 cm
  • L'alchimie du béton -- Destins croisés -- Le "louise-catherine" entre louvre et institut -- Remise à flot d'une ville flottante.
"Parmi les oeuvres les plus abouties et les plus inspirées de Le Corbusier trône en bonne place le "Louise-Catherine", péniche aujourd'hui amarrée quai d'Austerlitz, à Paris. Présentant la rare particularité d'être construit en béton, cet immense chaland signe le triomphe d'une vision de l'architecture avant-gardiste, aux lignes simples et dépouillées. Longtemps propriété de l'Armée du Salut, qui en fit un refuge pour sans-abri, ce lieu d'histoire et de mémoire illustre la formule chère à Le Corbusier, "pleine main j'ai reçu, pleine main je donne". Depuis les années 1960, il est un motif de fascination et d'inspiration pour l'urbaniste Michel Cantal-Dupart, qui a choisi de mener l'enquête sur le "Louise-Catherine". Jalouse de ses secrets, la péniche corbuséenne raconte une histoire à énigmes, digne d'une intrigue à la Simenon. Elle tisse une incroyable trame entre un monde disparu et les rencontres qui ont jalonné la vie de Le Corbusier, fait naître des amitiés, suscite projets et passions toujours recommencées. Voici le récit de cette enquête à rebondissements."--P. [4] of cover.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)