American Journal of Civil Engineering

Volume 8, Issue 5, September 2020

  • Inference on the Surveying Methods at the 8th Century in Japan

    Kaoru Yoshida

    Issue: Volume 8, Issue 5, September 2020
    Pages: 106-116
    Received: 30 July 2020
    Accepted: 22 August 2020
    Published: 17 September 2020
    Abstract: Ancient regional records on geography named Fudoki were compiled in Japan at the 8th century. There were about 60 provinces at that time, but only 5 Fudoki (transcripts) have remained at present. Among them, Izumo Fudoki (edited in 733) is not only almost complete, but also contains detailed geographic data (surveying data) not found in the others.... Show More
  • Numerical Modelling of Seismic Site Response at Large Strains: A Parametric Study

    Francesco Di Buccio, Alessandro Pagliaroli

    Issue: Volume 8, Issue 5, September 2020
    Pages: 117-127
    Received: 2 October 2020
    Accepted: 22 October 2020
    Published: 11 November 2020
    Abstract: The numerical analysis of seismic site response at large strains should adopt constitutive models able to guarantee not only a correct modelling of stiffness and damping properties but also a compatibility with the shear strength of the materials. The traditional hyperbolic models used in nonlinear analyses are generally calibrated on stiffness and... Show More