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Rock Failure Process Analysis

Presentation Rock Failure Process Analysis A major difficulty in studying the fracture mechanisms for rock subjected to various loads is the fact that rock is a natural, composite material which is Discontinuous, Inhomogeneous, Anisotropic and Not Elastic (DIANE). It is not possible to analytically examine and evaluate the mechanical behavior of a DIANE rock exhibiting […]

Recent Advances in Measuring Volume of Soil Specimen in Triaxial Testing

Presentation Recent Advances in Measuring Volume of Soil Specimen in Triaxial Testing Triaxial tests have been widely used for measuring the stress-strain behavior of both saturated and unsaturated soils. Volume/displacement measurement is an indispensable component of the triaxial testing. This paper provides a state-of-the-art review on the existing methods to measure volume change and/or displacement […]

Carbon-Fiber Tape Based Electrical Deicing System: Experiments, Field Performance and Application Issues

Presentation Carbon-Fiber Tape Based Electrical Deicing System: Experiments, Field Performance and Application Issues In cold regions, snow and ice cause serious safety problems to the transportation system.  Southcentral Alaska, particularly, Anchorage, is susceptible to a large number of icing events due to frequent freeze and thaw cycles in the winter season.  Icing on pavement and […]