American Journal of Civil Engineering

Volume 3, Issue 2, March 2015

  • Application of Jute Fiber for the Improvement of Subgrade Characteristics

    Md. Akhtar Hossain, Md. Shakhawat Hossain, Md. Kamrul Hasan

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 2, March 2015
    Pages: 26-30
    Received: 23 January 2015
    Accepted: 9 February 2015
    Published: 2 March 2015
    Abstract: Improvement in subgrade has always been an area of concern to highway and geotechnical engineers. In case of a highway, a weak subgrade results in greater thickness of pavement layer which increases the cost of pavement construction. To strengthen the subgrade soil, the use of jute fiber is advantageous because they are cheap, locally available, bi... Show More
  • Experimental and Numerical Approaches to Overtopping Levee Breach Effects in a River and Floodplain

    Md. Serazul Islam, Tetsuro Tsujimoto

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 2, March 2015
    Pages: 31-42
    Received: 9 February 2015
    Accepted: 26 February 2015
    Published: 3 March 2015
    Abstract: This paper described the results to identify, characterize, and simulate the levee breach effects in a river and floodplain by overtopping. One-side levee model is built in a laboratory experimental flume as well as numerical simulation using sand with proper compaction. An initial condition provided for the overflow breach is considered with parti... Show More
  • Dynamic Analysis of High Rise Seismically Isolated Buildings

    Mohammed Naguib, Fikry A. Salem, Khloud El-Bayoumi

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 2, March 2015
    Pages: 43-50
    Received: 23 February 2015
    Accepted: 3 March 2015
    Published: 13 March 2015
    Abstract: The purpose of this paper is to offer a relative understanding of the seismic performance enhancements that a typical 40-story steel office building can achieve through the implementation of base isolation technology. To reach this understanding, the structures of a fixed-base office building and a base-isolated office building of similar size and ... Show More