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  • The Global ETD Search service is a free service for researchers to find electronic theses and dissertations. This service is provided by the Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations.
    Our metadata is collected from universities around the world. If you manage a university/consortium/country archive and want to be added, details can be found on the NDLTD website.

An Architecture of Light: A Catholic Church for Blacksburg, Virginia

Mendoza, Hector 24 March 2008 (has links)
This thesis is an investigation on how in architecture structure and material modulate the perception of light. This idea was implemented in the design of a catholic church for the parish of Blacksburg,Virginia. The vision of the church as a community in constant interaction resulted in the design of a complex, in which the chapel is accompanied by a pre-school and a third building containing facilities for the administration of the parish and the residence for the priest. The plaza on which all the buildings have been arranged allows the opportunity for outdoor activities, as well as the contemplation of the beautiful ever-changing views of the mountains that surround the church. The difference in the nature of the activities that take place in each one of the buildings has been expressed through the way structure and materials interact with the natural light producing a distinctive interior quality. / Master of Architecture

Knihovna / Library

Bošková, Katarína January 2020 (has links)
This diploma thesis is processed in the form of design documentation for implementation of building. Solved building is a library in Veselí nad Moravou, cadastre unit Veselí-Předměstí. Building includes three above-ground floors and one underground floor. Floor plan is in shape of rectangular. Beside regular departments of library, study rooms, conference room and office parts, there is also a cafe and a bookstore. The structural system of a building is designed from cast-in-place concrete frame with filling from ceramic blocks Porotherm 30 Profi. Horizontal structural system is from cast-in-place reinforced concrete point-supported slabs. Part of facade is from glass and part is with contact thermal insulation system with mineral wool insulation. Roof construction is designed as flat green roof.

Design recommendations for CIP-PCP bridge decks

Kwon, Ki Yeon 30 January 2013 (has links)
Precast, prestressed concrete panels (PCPs) and cast-in-place (CIP) concrete slabs are commonly used in Texas and elsewhere. Because PCPs are placed between bridge girders, and CIP concrete slabs are cast over the PCPs, PCPs act as formwork, cost and time for construction can be reduced. However, current designs may be further optimized if it can be shown that the reinforcement in the CIP deck can be reduced. Another issue involves cracking of PCP during fabrication and transportation to the site. The goal of this dissertation is to recommend changes to the CIP-PCP bridge decks that will lead to more cost-effective bridges. The first phase of the research is to suggest an optimized reinforcement layout for cast-in-place (CIP) slabs. Because the capacity of these decks is much greater than the design loads, a decrease in top-mat reinforcement will have minimal effect on the margin of capacity over design loads. Two options were selected, reduced deformed-bar reinforcement; and reduced welded-wire reinforcement. These two options are evaluated through restrained-shrinkage tests and field applications. The second phase of this dissertation is to reduce cracks in precast, prestressed concrete panels (PCPs) which occur during fabrication, handling, and transportation. Most cracks in PCPs are collinear (occur along the strands). They can be reduced in two ways. The first is to reduce initial prestress. The second is to place additional transverse reinforcement at edges. / text

Behavior at the Corners of Skewed, Single-Span, Cast-in-place, Post-tensioned Box Girder Bridges

Holthaus, Phillip Mathew 01 January 2009 (has links)
In today's textbooks, analyzing prestressed members and bridges takes a two-dimensional approach. Two-dimensional analysis is the only way to analyze prestressed bridges and members because otherwise the hand calculations are extremely difficult. Skewed bridges, however, need to be analyzed and designed three-dimensionally. Based on engineering inspection, it is possible to tell how a non-skewed symmetric bridge will behave. However, the knowledge of how a skewed bridge will behave cannot be obtained by inspection only. Finite element analysis can be used to model a bridge and discover how the bridge will react to dead loads and post-tensioning forces. When a bridge is built on a skew, the acute corners of the bridge support much less concrete weight than the obtuse corners of the bridge. If the post-tensioning force causes a decrease in load at the acute corners of the skewed bridge and if the skew of the bridge is great enough, there is a concern that there could be uplift at these acute corners of the bridge. Uplift at any corner of the bridge should not be allowed. The objective of this study is to investigate a simple span skewed box girder bridge to see if any uplift occurs at the acute corners of the bridge due to post-tensioning forces. After careful study of a skewed simple span cast-in-place post-tensioned box girder bridge, it was found that the post-tensioning force actually transfers more downward force into the acute corners of the bridge. Based on this study, the post-tensioning force will not cause uplift in the acute corners of the skewed bridge.

Knihovna / Library

Dlouhá, Jana January 2020 (has links)
This diploma thesis deals with design and elaboration of project documentation of library. The building is located on plot No. 6167/2 in Žďár nad Sázavou, number of cadastre unit 795232. The library have three above-ground floor and basement. Irregularly-shaped floor plan of the library is in the shape of the letter "K". In addition to the individual departments of the library, there are study rooms, a multifunctional hall, an information center and a café. Structural system is designed as a cast-in-place concrete frame with a ceramic blocks infill. Horizontal structures are made of cast-in-place reinforced slab. Building has ventilated facade with mineral wool insulation. Roofs constructions are designed as flat green roofs.

Introduction to concrete anchor rods

Lundin, Reid January 1900 (has links)
Master of Science / Department of Architectural Engineering / Don Phillippi / Concrete anchors represent an important transition for both the design and construction of a project. Anchors are produced in two main categories: cast-in-place and post-installed. For designers, anchors are used to attach steel members to supporting concrete members. The anchors are designed using the provisions outlined in Building Code Requirements for Structural Concrete, ACI 318-11, Appendix D. These anchors are used to transmit tension and shear forces by using an individual anchor or a multiple anchor group. For contractors, anchor installation marks the transition between concrete and steel construction. Various types of anchors are produced by manufacturers, requiring contractors to be familiar with many installation methods. Careful planning and coordination is necessary to layout and place anchors into their correct location. Once anchors are installed, they must be protected from damage resulting from moving machinery and material. The purpose of this report is to introduce the basics to design concrete anchors by outlining the provisions in ACI 318-11 Appendix D and demonstrating these provisions with design examples. Anchor types, applications and common construction issues important to the structural engineer are also discussed.

Construções habitacionais de concreto moldado no local / Cast in place concrete residential construction

Pinto, Antonio Carlos Alvarenga 05 April 2006 (has links)
Orientador: Vinicius Fernando Arcaro / Dissertação (mestrado) - Universidade Estadual de Campinas, Faculdade de Engenharia Civil / Made available in DSpace on 2018-08-09T14:58:15Z (GMT). No. of bitstreams: 1 Pinto_AntonioCarlosAlvarenga_M.pdf: 2870920 bytes, checksum: cffdfb27613fef6b77831bd28b0b89f3 (MD5) Previous issue date: 2006 / Resumo: Descreve-se, em forma cronológica, as etapas de planejamento, projeto e construção de um empreendimento habitacional com 351 unidades, localizado na cidade de Campinas, SP. São apresentados, também, comentários, críticas e sugestões para aperfeiçoamento dos processos construtivos adotados. Apresenta-se, ainda, a análise estrutural e dimensionamento (verificação) dos elementos estruturais de concreto armado de uma residência em dois pavimentos construída com a tecnologia objeto de estudo desse trabalho / Abstract: In a chronological order, the planning, the project and the construction steps of a residential enterprise, containing 351 units, in the city of Campinas, São Paulo, Brazil, are described. Comments, critical analyzes and suggestions are presented for the improvement of the construction process as well. Also, the paper details the structural analysis and dimensions of the structural elements of a two floor reinforced concrete residential building built under the technology proposed here / Mestrado / Estruturas / Mestre em Engenharia Civil

A Comparison Of Load Test Data And Predicted Behavior Of Augercast Piles In Layered Soils

Hudson, John 01 January 2008 (has links)
The use of auger cast-in-place (ACIP) pilings is very common in Florida; however, there is a significant degree of uncertainty in determining the actual capacity of the pilings, especially when the pilings are installed through layers of cohesive soils. Therefore, there is a need to improve upon the existing methods of predicting the behavior of ACIP piles in layered soils. As a result, the primary objective of this study is to determine if a significant difference exists between the accepted methods of pile load test analysis. Provided a significant difference is noted, the secondary objective would be to determine if an improvement could be made to enhance the existing empirical relationships used to predict pile behavior in layered soils. In order to accomplish these objectives, this study presents an evaluation of some of the most commonly used methods for predicting ACIP pile capacity based upon the results of actual field load tests. Data from twenty-five load tests were analyzed using popular methods and statistical analyses were preformed to determine and evaluate the data. These evaluations were utilized to explore correlations between predicted behavior and actual results. Based upon the results of this study, there is no statistically significant difference between the load test analyses methods examined. As a result, no improvement to the existing methods of predicting ACIP pile behavior in layered soils may be recommended at this time, and further research in this subject matter is recommended.

Behavior and Design of Cast-in-Place Anchors under Simulated Seismic Loading

Butler, Luke C. January 2013 (has links)
No description available.

Means and Methods Analysis of a Cast-In-Place Balanced Cantilever Segmental Bridge: The Wilson Creek Bridge Case Study

Lucko, Gunnar 11 March 1999 (has links)
Different means and methods exist in the construction industry to erect bridge superstructures. In planning and execution of the complex construction operations the effects of the chosen erection method need to be considered to achieve a safe and economical process. Failures of bridges under construction have underlined the importance of this issue. Hence, constructability issues need to be considered from the very beginning of projects. Structural analysis mathematically models geometry, boundary conditions, and other structural details, material properties, and so-called actions and incorporates factors of safety. Aforementioned actions, i.e. loads or restraints of deformations may act only temporarily during construction, depending on the method and sequence of erection. However, these construction loads can create considerable stresses in the unfinished structure prior to completion when it still lacks additional redundancy against failure. Furthermore, time-dependent material properties such as creep, shrinkage, and relaxation play a major role, especially in segmental construction. A case study is provided as an example of how constructability issues are dealt with in engineering practice. The Wilson Creek Bridge is a five-span cast-in-place concrete segmental bridge that was erected with Balanced Cantilever Construction. The bridge superstructure incorporated a camber to account for time-dependent deflections in final alignment. Form travelers were used in an alternating manner about the bridge piers to construct cantilever arms that were finally connected at midspan. These travelers remained in place until the box girder segments had reached sufficient strength to be post-tensioned to their predecessors. Casting cycle duration on this project was one week. / Master of Science

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