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Exploring effective means for handling food waste

A new paper in the "Journal of Environmental Engineering," “Optimization of Thermal Pretreatment of Food Waste for Maximal Solubilization,” explores pretreatment techniques.

New paper maps spatial and temporal evolution of ditch networks

A new paper in the "Journal of Irrigation and Drainage Engineering" uses aerial images to provide new insight into temporal and special distribution of catchment-scale peatland drainage.

ASCE partners with new NSF research alliance

The National Science Foundation Directorate for Engineering this week launched the Engineering Research Visioning Alliance, the first engineering research visioning organization of its kind.

Pressurized sand damper proposed for earthquake engineering

Earthquake shaking has resulted in severe damage of structures built in the past 40 years, despite being designed according to building codes valid at the time of construction. Seismic displacement has been identified as the cause, and over the past four decades many seismic and wind engineering design and retrofit strategies have been employed. One such strategy is the addition of fluid dampers to...

SEI Structural Engineers 2050 Commitment Program takes aim at embodied carbon

The SEI Structural Engineers 2050 Commitment Program provides structural engineers with the tools and resources necessary to contribute and track projects toward the vision of net-zero embodied carbon structures by 2050.

Preparing highways for connected and automated vehicles

A new paper in the "Journal of Infrastructure Systems" discusses the challenges and opportunities required to support CAV operations.

New means of improving gusset plate design’s seismic performance

Gusset plates connect weight-bearing beams and girders to columns on bridges, buildings and other structures. To minimize failure of this important connection, the connections to the beam and column must be stronger than the braces themselves. A new study in the Journal of Structural Engineering, "Incorporating Frame Action into Seismic Design of Gusset Plates" by Yao Cui, Ph.D., A.M.ASCE; Xiaozhuo Xu; Tracy C. Becker, Ph.D.,...

SEI announces new class of Fellows

ASCE’s Structural Engineering Institute recently announced its class of 2021 SEI Fellows.

Researchers test sand-silt mixtures to predict liquefaction resistance

A paper in the March issue of "Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering" focuses on granular soils containing nonplastic fines (silt), investigating the combined effect of the void ratio, effective vertical stress, and fines content on the liquefaction resistance of sands.

Spotlighting seismic design criteria for nuclear facilities

Technical updates to the latest edition of ASCE/SEI 43 ensure the proper design of nuclear facilities.