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Heuristic, symbolic logic and knowledgebased approach to the design and construction of buildings
(1992)The emergence of knowledgebased expert systems provide means with which one can use the computer as an aid to the solution of an illstructured problem. Expert systems are interactive computer programs based on heuristics, ... 
Realtime adaptive irrigation scheduling under a limited water supply
(1992)The problem of realtime irrigation scheduling under limited water supply is considered. The goal is to develop an irrigation operation policy which maximizes crop yields and is responsive to current season changes in ... 
Strength predictions for jointed rocks in confined and unconfined states
(1994)Most of the rational approaches to the design of structures on or in a rock mass are based on the strength response of the rock mass. Realizing this important aspect, the present investigation was undertaken to understand ... 
Trends in the use of geotextiles in India
(1994)This paper reviews the trends in the use of geotextiles and the related products in civil engineering applications in India. The review has five subthemes, namely, (i) manufacture of geotextiles in India and their properties, ... 
Rotational stability of unreinforced and reinforced embankments on soft soils
(1994)Solutions for the rotational stability analysis of unreinforced and reinforced embankments on soft soils have been developed. The general case of an embankment having a partialheight dry tension crack, a berm, and an ... 
The effect of berms and tension cracks on the maximum reinforcement force in embankments on soft soils
(1994)The rotational stability of reinforced embankments on soft soils is usually investigated by a total stress analysis using a limit equilibrium approach, assuming a circular slip surface. Solutions are presented in the paper ... 
Seismic response of torsionally coupled structure with elastoplastic base isolation
(1994)An analysis of a onestorey model of a torsionally coupled base isolated building for twocomponent random ground motion is presented. The base isolator consists of an array of elastomeric bearings between the base of the ... 
Review of flexible risers and articulated storage systems
(1994)The anchorage system for midocean loading or production consists of an articulated tower for mooring the tanker. Flexible risers are also essential components of the anchorage system. The present paper provides a ... 
Twostage solution for framed tube buildings
(1994)A twostage solution procedure is presented for the lateral load analysis of framed tubes. In the first stage dual shape functions and Gauss elimination solution are used to obtain an approximate solution. In the second ... 
Maximum required bisectorial reinforcement force in embankments on soft ground
(1994)In the rotational stability analysis of reinforced embankments on soft ground, the maximum required reinforcement force to achieve the desired target factor of safety is usually determined by a total stress analysis, using ... 
Vibration of continuous bridges under moving vehicles
(1994)The dynamic behaviour of multispan continuous bridges under a moving vehicular load is investigated by considering the effect of interaction between the vehicle and the bridge pavement, the torsion in the bridge due to ... 
Lateraltorsional motion of tall buildings to alongwind forces
(1994)The study is concerned with the threedimensional response of tall buildings (rectangular in plan) to alongwind dynamic forces. For the response analysis, a method based on a spectral approach with matrix formulation is ... 
Geotextile French drains in Indian rural roads — A case study
(1993)This paper presents a case study of the application of geotextile French drains to unsurfaced Indian rural roads. These roads are usually in a deplorable state owing to the accumulation of rainwater and household sewage ... 
Lithological discrimination of sunfacing and shadowed portions of Aravalli region
(1993)Surface illumination in the mountainous terrains is characterized differently on the sunfacing and shadowed portions of the geologic units. This causes misclassification of the lithounits using satellite remotely sensed ... 
Rotational stability of narrowcrested reinforced embankments on soft soils
(1993)The design of reinforced embankments on soft soils is usually governed by their rotational stability. For widecrested embankments, the authors recently developed simple solutions which can be used to determine the critical ... 
Dynamic response of trussed bridges for moving loads
(1993)A continuum approach is presented to obtain the transverse vibration of trussed bridges traversed by a single moving load. The efficiency and the accuracy of the method are determined by comparing its results with those ... 
Development of decision support system for resolution of construction disputes: a systemic approach
(2001)This paper sets forth a framework for understanding and administratively resolving disputes over time delay and extension in Indian construction contracts by means of a decision support system. This decision support system ... 
Geotechnical behavior of fly ash mixed with randomly oriented fiber inclusions
(2003)Fly ash is a waste produced from burning of coal in thermal power stations. The staggering increase in the production of fly ash and its disposal in an environmentally friendly manner is increasingly becoming a matter of ... 
Fuzzy set approach in mass transit mode choice
(1993)In Calcutta metro, railways, roads and waterways are available to provide mass transport services. An attempt has been made to use nonconventional abstract mathematical theory to solve the multimodal mass transport system. ... 
Control of suspension bridge flutter instability using poleplacement technique
(2005)The closedloop state feedback control scheme by poleplacement technique, which is widely used in control literature, is applied to control the flutter instability of suspension bridges. When the mean wind speed U at the ... 
Empirical methods to estimate the strength of jointed rock masses
(2005)The ultimate strength and deformation of jointed rock mass are important parameters that designers look for in selecting sites for foundations of civil and mining engineering structures in rocks. In the field, it is extremely ... 
A review of deterministic, stochastic and hybrid vehicular exhaust emission models
(2004)Vehicles spend more time near junctions and intersections in different driving modes, i.e., queuing, decelerating or accelerating and thus generating more pollutants than at road links [Claggett, M., Shrock, J., Noll, K.E., ... 
Municipal solid waste recycling and associated markets in Delhi, India
(2005)Recycling of the municipal solid waste (MSW) was investigated and analyzed in the Indian capital city of Delhi. It was found that an informal sector comprising waste recyclists and a hierarchy of recyclable dealers plays ... 
Influence of hydrodynamic coefficients in the response behavior of triangular TLPs in regular waves
(2004)Triangular configuration tension leg platforms (TLPs) are used for deepwater oil/gas exploration. The mechanics of TLP is highly nonlinear due to larger structural displacements and fluid motion–structure interaction. ... 
Artificial neural network approach for modelling nitrogen dioxide dispersion from vehicular exhaust emissions
(2004)Artificial neural networks (ANNs) are useful alternative techniques in modelling the complex vehicular exhaust emission (VEE) dispersion phenomena. This paper describes a stepbystep procedure to model the nitrogen dioxide ... 
Physical modeling of a rock mass under a true triaxial stress state
(2004)Civil engineering activities at the ground surface can be mainly governed by a conﬁning pressures i.e. minor (s3) and intermediate (s2) principal stresses are negligible or zero. However, at depth the stress state will ... 
Assessment of permeation quality of concrete through mercury intrusion porosimetry
(2004)Permeation quality of laboratory cast concrete beams was determined through initial surface absorption test (ISAT). The pore system characteristics of the same concrete beam specimens were determined through mercury intrusion ... 
Physical modeling of a rock mass under a true triaxial stress state
(2004)A study was planned in which several (77 nos.) scale free 15 cm size block mass models having three orthogonal continuous smooth saw cut joint sets and varying inclination ‘q’ of joint setI with horizontal were tested in ... 
Sustainable biomass production for energy in India
(2003)The availability of land for biomass production, the various biomass production options, biomass productivity rates, financial viability, investment required to produce biomass for energy and the barriers to biomass ... 
Nonlinear response of a moored buoy
(2003)The nonlinear dynamic analysis of a multipoint slack moored buoy is performed under the action of first and second order wave forces. The nonlinearity of the system is caused by the geometric nonlinearity of the mooring ...