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Alternatives to existing transportation truck escape ramps and crash barriers are examined using arrays of wood, bamboo, and fiberglass structural elements that act as energy absorbers as they deform. The behaviors of each material type are analyzed to determine if they have the necessary potential for...


This research was undertaken to: 1) design and construct a wall and basic subassembly of an emergency storm shelter comprised entirely of wood that could resist a "missile" impact at 100 mph or multiple impacts at 80 mph; 2) study the difference in impact response for various specimen configurations...


The objectives of this projects were to: 1) develop a load test facility which can be used to perform static lateral load tests on model piles, 2) establish a prototype pile and a corresponding model pile, 3) design and implement the instrumentation for the model pile, 4) calibrate the model piles, 5)...

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