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  • Measuring User Satisfaction for the Natural Hazards Engineering Research Infrastructure Consortium 

    Khosravi, Mohammad; Leon-Corwin, Maggie; Ritchie, Liesel; Smallegan, Stephanie; Stark, Nina; Stephens, Max; Sutley, Elaina J.; Athanasopoulos-Zekkos, Adda (Frontiers Media, 2020-07-10)
    The User Forum is a Natural Hazards Engineering Research Infrastructure (NHERI)-wide group focused on providing the NHERI Council with independent advice on community user satisfaction, priorities, and needs relating to ...
  • Data for wetlandscapes and their changes around the world 

    Ghajarnia, Navid; Destouni, Georgia; Thorslund, Josefin; Kalantari, Zahra; Åhlén, Imenne; Anaya-Acevedo, Jesús A.; Blanco-Libreros, Juan F.; Borja, Sonia; Chalov, Sergey; Chalova, Aleksandra; Chun, Kwok P.; Clerici, Nicola; Desormeaux, Amanda; Garfield, Bethany B.; Girard, Pierre; Gorelits, Olga; Hansen, Amy; Jaramillo, Fernando; Jarsjö, Jerker; Labbaci, Adnane; Livsey, John; Maneas, Giorgos; Pisarello, Kathryn McCurley; Palomino-Ángel, Sebastián; Pietroń, Jan; Price, René M.; Rivera-Monroy, Victor H.; Salgado, Jorge; Sannel, A. Britta K.; Seifollahi-Aghmiuni, Samaneh; Sjöberg, Ylva; Terskii, Pavel; Vigouroux, Guillaume; Licero-Villanueva, Lucia; Zamora, David (Copernicus Publications, 2020-05-13)
    Geography and associated hydrological, hydroclimate and land-use conditions and their changes determine the states and dynamics of wetlands and their ecosystem services. The influences of these controls are not limited to ...
  • Diagonally Reinforced Concrete Coupling Beams: Effects of Axial Restraint 

    Poudel, Ashwin; Ameen, Shahedreen; Lequesne, Rémy D.; Lepage, Andrés (American Concrete Institute, 2021-11)
    Two pairs of nominally identical large-scale coupling beam specimens were tested under reversed cyclic displacements. Within each pair, one specimen was free to elongate and the other had resistance to elongation during ...
  • High-Strength Steel Bars in Earthquake-Resistant Reinforced Concrete T-Shaped Walls 

    Huq, Mohammad Sajedul; Burgos, Erick A.; Lequesne, Rémy D.; Lepage, Andrés (American Concrete Institute, 2021-01)
    Six large-scale reinforced concrete T-shaped slender walls were tested under reversed cyclic loading to study the effects of reinforcing bar mechanical properties on wall deformation capacity. Effects on lateral stiffness ...
  • Strength and Deformation of Reinforced Concrete Squat Walls with High-Strength Materials 

    Cheng, Min-Yuan; Wibowo, Leonardus S. B.; Giduquio, Marnie B.; Lequesne, Rémy D. (American Concrete Institute, 2021-01)
    The behavior of reinforced concrete (RC) squat walls constructed with conventional- and high-strength materials was evaluated through tests of 10 wall specimens subjected to reversed cyclic loading. Primary variables ...
  • Load Rating Reinforced Concrete Bridges without Plans: State-of-the-Practice 

    Lequesne, Rémy D.; Collins, William N. (American Concrete Institute, 2020-06-01)
    In response to Federal Highway Administration requirements, several states are in the process of ensuring all bridges within their inventories are load rated. A challenging aspect of this effort is load rating reinforced ...
  • Diagonally Reinforced Concrete Coupling Beams with Grade 120 (830) High-Strength Steel Bars 

    Ameen, Shahedreen; Lequesne, Rémy D.; Lepage, Andrés (American Concrete Institute, 2020)
    Four large-scale coupling beams were tested under fully reversed cyclic loads to investigate the effects on behavior of diagonal bar grade (60 or 120 [420 or 830]), beam shear stress (9.5 or 14√fc′, psi [0.79 or 1.17√fc′, ...
  • Girder–Deck Interface: Partial Debonding, Deck Replacement, and Composite Action 

    Li, Chaohui; Lequesne, Rémy D.; Matamoros, Adolfo (American Society of Civil Engineers, 2019-01)
    Results are reported from tests of three precast, prestressed concrete girders under fatigue-type cyclic and monotonic loading conducted after deck removal and replacement. Although deck demolition altered the top surface ...
  • Implementation of High-Performance Fiber Reinforced Concrete Coupling Beams in High-Rise Core-Wall Structures in the Seattle Area 

    Lequesne, Rémy D.; Setkit, Monthian; Kopczynski, Cary; Ferzli, Joe; Cheng, Min-Yuan; Parra-Montesinos, Gustavo; Wight, James K. (American Concrete Institute, 2011-12-27)
    Experimental and analytical studies that led to the incorporation of strain-hardening, high-performance fiber reinforced concrete (HPFRC) coupling beams in the design of a high-rise core-wall structure in Seattle, WA, are ...
  • Seismic Behavior and Detailing of High-Performance Fiber-Reinforced Concrete Coupling Beams and Coupled Wall Systems 

    Lequesne, Rémy D.; Setkit, Monthian; Parra-Montesinos, Gustavo; Wight, James K. (American Society of Civil Engineers, 2013-08)
    The seismic behavior of coupling beams and walls constructed with tensile strain-hardening, high-performance fiber-reinforced concrete (HPFRC) was studied through tests of large-scale precast coupling beams and coupled ...
  • Test of a Coupled Wall with High Performance Fiber Reinforced Concrete Coupling Beams 

    Lequesne, Rémy D.; Parra-Montesinos, Gustavo; Wight, James K. (American Concrete Institute, 2009-10-01)
    Results from the test of a large-scale coupled-wall specimen consisting of two T-shaped reinforced concrete structural walls joined at four levels by precast coupling beams are presented. Each coupling beam had a span ...
  • Interlaboratory study of standard methods for testing multiwire steel prestressing strand 

    Lequesne, Rémy D.; Collins, William N.; Lucon, Enrico; Darwin, David; Poudel, Ashwin (Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute, 2020-07)
    An interlaboratory study involving 19 laboratories was conducted to quantify the precision of ASTM A1061-16, Standard Test Methods for Testing Multi-Wire Steel Prestressing Strand, which describes methods for measuring ...
  • Soft Elastomeric Capacitor for Angular Rotation Sensing in Steel Components 

    Liu, Han; Laflamme, Simon; Li, Jian; Bennett, Caroline; Collins, William N.; Downey, Austin; Ziehl, Paul; Jo, Hongki (MDPI, 2021-10-23)
    The authors have previously proposed corrugated soft elastomeric capacitors (cSEC) to create ultra compliant scalable strain gauges. The cSEC technology has been successfully demonstrated in engineering and biomechanical ...
  • “How Do We Actually Do Convergence” for Disaster Resilience? Cases from Australia and the United States 

    Lakhina, Shefali Juneja; Sutley, Elaina J.; Wilson, Jay (SpringerOpen, 2021-03-25)
    In recent years there has been an increasing emphasis on achieving convergence in disaster research, policy, and programs to reduce disaster losses and enhance social well-being. However, there remain considerable gaps in ...
  • Hydro-climatic changes of wetlandscapes across the world 

    Åhlén, I.; Vigouroux, G.; Destouni, G.; Pietroń, J.; Ghajarnia, N.; Anaya, J.; Blanco, J.; Borja, S.; Chalov, S.; Chun, K. P.; Clerici, N.; Desormeaux, A.; Girard, P.; Gorelits, O.; Hansen, A.; Jaramillo, F.; Kalantari, Z.; Labbaci, A.; Licero-Villanueva, L.; Livsey, J.; Maneas, G.; McCurley Pisarello, K. L.; Moshir Pahani, D.; Palomino-Ángel, S.; Price, R.; Ricaurte-Villota, C.; Ricaurte, L. Fernanda; Rivera-Monroy, V. H.; Rodriguez, A.; Rodriguez, E.; Salgado, J.; Sannel, B.; Seifollahi-Aghmiuni, S.; Simard, M.; Sjöberg, Y.; Terskii, P.; Thorslund, J.; Zamora, D. A.; Jarsjö, J. (Nature Research, 2021-02-02)
    Assessments of ecosystem service and function losses of wetlandscapes (i.e., wetlands and their hydrological catchments) suffer from knowledge gaps regarding impacts of ongoing hydro-climatic change. This study investigates ...
  • Making Waves: Biocatalysis and Biosorption: Opportunities and Challenges Associated with a New Protein-Based Toolbox for Water and Wastewater Treatment 

    Hutchison, Justin M.; Mayer, Brooke K.; Vega, Marcela; Chacha, Wambura E.; Zilles, Julie L. (IWA Publishing, 2021-08-03)
    New water and wastewater treatment technologies are required to meet the demands created by emerging contaminants and resource recovery needs, yet technology development is a slow and uncertain process. Through evolution, ...
  • Headed Bars in Beam-Column Joints Subjected to Reversed Cyclic Loading 

    Ghimire, Krishna P.; Darwin, David; Lepage, Andrés (American Concrete Institute, 2021-05)
    Descriptive equations developed for the anchorage strength of headed bars in beam-column joints under monotonic load are evaluated for beam-column joints subjected to reversed cyclic loading. Test results from 23 studies ...
  • The Power of Environmental Observatories for Advancing Multidisciplinary Research, Outreach, and Decision Support: The Case of the Minnesota River Basin 

    Gran, K. B.; Dolph, C.; Baker, A.; Bevis, M.; Cho, S. J.; Czuba, J. A.; Dalzell, B.; Danesh‐Yazdi, M.; Hansen, A. T.; Kelly, S.; Lang, Z.; Schwenk, J.; Belmont, P.; Finlay, J. C.; Kumar, P.; Rabotyagov, S.; Roehrig, G.; Wilcock, P.; Foufoula‐Georgiou, E. (American Geophysical Union, 2019-02-25)
    Observatory‐scale data collection efforts allow unprecedented opportunities for integrative, multidisciplinary investigations in large, complex watersheds, which can affect management decisions and policy. Through the ...
  • Phosphorus Transport in Intensively Managed Watersheds 

    Dolph, Christine L.; Boardman, Evelyn; Danesh‐Yazdi, Mohammad; Finlay, Jacques C.; Hansen, Amy T.; Baker, Anna C.; Dalzell, Brent (American Geophysical Union, 2019-10-24)
    Understanding controls of P movement through watersheds are essential for improved landscape management in intensively managed regions. Here, we analyze observational data from 104 gaged river sites and 176 nongaged river ...
  • Nitrate Pathways, Processes, and Timing in an Agricultural Karst System: Development and Application of a Numerical Model 

    Husic, A.; Fox, J.; Adams, E.; Ford, W.; Agouridis, C.; Currens, J.; Backus, J. (Wiley, 2019-02-25)
    Nitrogen (N) contamination within agricultural‐karst landscapes and aquifers is widely reported; however, the complex hydrological pathways of karst make N fate difficult to ascertain. We developed a hydrologic and N ...

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