Correlation of CAPWAP with Static Load Tests
- Frank Rausche
Signal matching analysis such as CAPWAP is considered a standard procedure for the capacity evaluation from high strain dynamic pile testing data. Using one pile top measurement, like the downward stress wave, CAPWAP iteratively alters the soil model to calculate and obtain a best match with the complimentary wave, such as the measured upward traveling wave. Previous studies of databases, and individual experience, have demonstrated generally good correlation of CAPWAP signal matching results on dynamic restrike tests with static load tests. The Proceedings of all six previous Stresswave conferences were reviewed to extract correlation cases which included both CAPWAP restrike...
- Mowaffaq Hajja
Abstract. We give a short trigonometric proof of the Steiner-Lehmus theorem. The well known Steiner-Lehmus theorem states that if the internal angle bisec-tors of two angles of a triangle are equal, then the triangle is isosceles. Unlike its trivial converse, this challenging statement has attracted a lot of attention since 1840, when Professor Lehmus of Berlin wrote to Sturm asking for a purely ge-ometrical proof. Proofs by Rougevain, Steiner, and Lehmus himself appeared in the following few years. Since then, a great number of people, including several renowned mathematicians, took interest in the problem, resulting in as many as 80...
Comparing Data Quality of Fertility and First Sexual Intercourse Histories.” Working Paper No
- Lawrence L. Wu; Steven P. Martin; Daniel A. Long; Lawrence L. Wu; Steven P. Martin; Daniel A. Long
We thank Tom MaCurdy for helpful comments and Nora Schaeffer for numerous discussions
COMMENTARY Memory for Abuse: What Can We Learn from a Prosecution Sample?
- Jennifer J. Freyd
and colleagues examining memory for prior childhood abuse in a sample of adolescents and young adults who as children had been the victims of child-hood abuse that lead to criminal prosecution. At the time of the prosecution cases, the children in this study had been part of a research project conducted by Goodman and colleagues (Goodman et al., 1992). This sample has particu-larly well-documented abuse histories because of the criminal investigation
Aspergillosis in Larus cachinnans micaellis: survey of eight cases
- Simona Nardoni; Renato Ceccherelli; Giacomo Rossi; Francesca Mancianti
Avian aspergillosis is reported in several avian species, with Aspergillus fumigatus as the main aetiological agent. Predisposing factors such as starvation, thermal stress, migratory stress, primary infectious disease or toxicosis may play a role. Eight cases of disseminated aspergillosis in free ranging seagulls sheltered at C.R.U.M.A. (Centro Recupero Uccelli Marini e Acquatici, Livorno, Italy) with different clinical histories are presented. The infection was demonstrated by cultural and histological methods from lesions of all birds, and the presence of airborne A. fumigatus viable elements ranging from 450 to 525 CFU/m3 inside and outside the shelter by means of a surface air...
Do Centenarians Die Healthy? An Autopsy Study
- Peter Fasching
Background. Our goal was to assess the prevalence of common causes of death and the demographic variables in a selected population of centenarians. Methods. The autopsy reports and medical histories of all individuals 100 years, dying unexpectedly out of hospital, were gathered from 42,398 consecutive autopsies, performed over a period of 18 years at the Institute of Forensic Medicine, Vienna. These records were evaluated with regard to age and sex, circumstances of death, season, time and the cause of death, as well as the presence of any other comorbidity. Results. Forty centenarians (11 men, 29 women) were identified with a...
© 2003 Kluwer Academic Publishers. Printed in the Netherlands. 191 Lake Superior: an invasion coldspot?
- Igor A. Grigorovich; Alexei V. Korniushin; Derek K. Gray; Ian C. Duggan; Robert I; Hugh J. Macisaac
Lake Superior receives a disproportionate number of ballast water discharges from transoceanic ships operating on the Laurentian Great Lakes. Although this provides dispersal opportunities for nonindigenous species (NIS), relatively few NIS were initially discovered in this lake prior to being recorded elsewhere in the basin. A lack of NIS records from this lake may be an artefact of sampling bias. We tested this hypothesis by sampling benthos and plankton from littoral and deepwater habitats around the perimeter of Lake Superior during June and Au-gust 2001. Using morphological analysis techniques, we identified a total of 230 invertebrate taxa representing planktonic, benthic...
Research> Southeast Asia
- A Hack
Southeast Asia is a region afflicted by crises in authority; recent historiography seems to agree on little else. Life histories can show that points of contention, and so resolution, often rest on questions of identity – particularly on a sense of injustice which crystallizes identities in opposition to the state, fuelling demands for autonomy, influence, power and resources.
Newsgroup crowds and AuthorLines: Visualizing the activity of individuals in conversational cyberspaces
- Fernanda B. Viégas; Marc Smith
We discuss the design, implementation and evaluation of two related visualizations of authors’ activities in Usenet newsgroups. Current Usenet news browsers focus on messages and thread structures while disregarding valuable information about the authors of messages and the participants of the various discussions. Newsgroup Crowds graphically represents the population of authors in a particular newsgroup. Authors are displayed according to the number of messages they contribute to each thread and the number of different days they appear in the space, illustrating and contrasting the interaction patterns of participants within the newsgroup. AuthorLines visualizes a particular author’s posting activity across all...
Land Issues and the Democratisation Process in Tanzania: A Review of the Report of the Presidential Commission of Inquiry
This article is a critical review of the Report of the Presidential Commission of Inquiry into Land Issues in Tanzania (otherwise known as the Sbivji Report (URT, 1994». The review provides a global perspective within which the process of the compilation of the report as well as its contents may be assessed. An assessment of the ujamaa period in Tanzania's socio-economic history is also offered as part of the global perspective. Also discussed are issues of gender inequality and the role of the World Bank, and how Ibese impinge on discourses on land issues in Tanzania. Introduction and Context For...
4. Title and Subtitle CPT-Based Probabilistic Assessment of Seismic Soil Liquefaction Initiation 6. Performing Organization Code
- R. E. S. Moss; R. B. Seed; R. E. Kayen; J. P. Stewart; A. Der Kiureghian
The correlation of seismic field performance with in situ index test results has been proven to be a reliable method for defining the threshold between liquefaction and non-liquefaction. The objective of this research was to define, in the most accurate and unbiased manner possible, the initiation of seismic soil liquefaction using the cone penetration test (CPT). Contained in this report are the results of this research. Case histories of occurrence and non-occurrence of soil liquefaction were collected from seismic events that occurred over the past three decades. These were carefully processed to develop improved CPT-based correlations for prediction of the...
American Cultural History—Select Bibliography Literary Histories and General Aspects:
- Abteilung Amerikanistik
Original Scientific Paper Sibling and parental history in type 2 diabetes risk among ethnic Chinese: the Chin-Shan Community Cardiovascular Cohort Study
- Kuo-liong Chiena; Hsiu-ching Hsuc; Ta-chen Suc; Wei-tien Changd; Pei-chun Chenb; Ming-fong Chenc; Yuan-teh Leec
Background This study aims to compare various family history profiles as predictors of diabetes in a community-based prospective cohort because few prospective studies have examined the association of family history with diabetes risk in ethnic Chinese populations. Methods Among 2960 participants free from baseline diabetes through the Chin-Shan Community Cardiovascular Cohort Study, there were 548 cases that developed diabetes after a median 9 years of follow-up. Results After multivariate adjustment, sibling history was associated with diabetes [Relative risk (RR): 2.08, 95% confidence interval (CI): 1.42–3.06, P=0.0002]. Both maternal and paternal histories had similar effects (RR: 1.62, 95 % CI: 1.04–2.51...
Bertino,E.: Receipt management- transaction history based trust establishment
- Jungha Woo; Elisa Bertino
In a history-based trust-management system, users and service providers use information about past transactions to make trust-based deci-sions concerning current transactions. One category of such sys-tems is represented by the reputation systems. However, despite the growing body of experience in building reputation systems, there are several limitations on how they are typically implemented. They often rely on scores that are evaluated by service providers and are often not reliable or well understood. We believe that repu-tation has to be based on objective and reliable information. In such context, transaction histories play an important role. In this paper, we present the...
DOI: 10.1093/aje/kwg215 PRACTICE OF EPIDEMIOLOGY Agreement between Maternal Self-reported Ethanol Intake and Tobacco Use
- Am J Epidemiol; During Pregnancy; Meconium Assays; Fatty Acid; Ethyl Esters; Chris Derauf; Alan R. Katz; David Easa
Reliance on self-reported use of tobacco and intake of ethanol during pregnancy is associated with a high probability of error. Use of biological markers, or biomarkers, potentially offers a more valid method to assess exposure. Although cotinine is an established biomarker for tobacco use, there is no established biomarker for in utero ethanol exposure. Recent reports suggest that fatty acid ethyl esters (FAEE) could serve this purpose. To assess agreement between maternal self-reported tobacco use and ethanol intake during pregnancy and detection of metabolites associated with tobacco use (cotinine) and ethanol intake (FAEE), the authors studied maternal histories and meconium...
EFFECT OF SPATIAL VARIABILITY OF GROUND MOTION ON
- Bridge Fragility Curves; George Deodatis; A. M. Asce; Vinita Saxena; St. Member Asce; Masanobu Shinozuka; H. M. Asce
This paper examines the impact of stochastic spatial variability of seismic ground motion on the seismic response of long, multi-span, reinforced concrete bridges. The spatially varying ground motion time histories at the structural supports are generated using a variation of the spectral representation method that considers ground motion to be a stochastic vector process. According to this methodology, acceleration time histories are generated at various locations on the ground surface (corresponding to the bridge supports) to be compatible with a given response spectrum and reflecting a prescribed apparent velocity of wave propagation, coherence function and duration of strong ground motion....
Petroquímica General Mosconi, una historia de trabajo, privatización y resistencia
- Lamaisón, María Josefina
El presente informe se enmarca en mi trabajo de adscripción año 2013-2014 de la Cátedra de Historia Socioeconómica de América Latina y Argentina, de la facultad de Trabajo Social de la Universidad Nacional de La Plata. El mismo pretende a través del método de historia de vida la reconstrucción de la historia oral del proceso histórico de la industria petrolera Petroquímica General Mosconi de la ciudad de Ensenada. Así mismo busca la reconstrucción de la historia de vida de un obrero de la Petroquímica, Carlos Guanciarrosa, a través de la utilización de la técnica de entrevista, en la cual también...
Historizando la formación profesional de trabajadores sociales en la provincia de Córdoba (1969 – 1976)
- Taborda, Alberto; Dios, Silvia de; Farías, Silvia; Romero, Patricia; Galán, Marco; Gayraud, Milagros
El trabajo que presentamos expone resultados de una serie de proyectos de investigación que nuestro equipo viene llevando adelante desde el año 2006, orientados a reconstruir las particularidades que adquirió el desarrollo de la profesión de Trabajo Social en la provincia de Córdoba. En particular, en esta ocasión nos centraremos en la reconstrucción histórica de tres centros cordobeses de formación profesional surgidos en la provincia entre las décadas de 1960 y 1970. El trabajo investigativo que ponemos a consideración constituye una problemática de Historia Reciente en cuyo análisis se busca establecer la incidencia de los procesos políticos, sociales y económicos...
As forças armadas portuguesas no Afeganistão
- Rodrigues, Domingos
O esforço da participação das Forças Armadas
Portuguesas na missão da ISAF, reflete o caráter prioritário que este teatro de operações apresenta para Portugal. Sendo a missão mais exigente da História da NATO e a primeira vez que o artigo 5 do Tratado do Atlântico Norte é evocado, o Afeganistão representa um momento único que deve ser analisado com particular cuidado.
Para tal procura‑se neste trabalho proceder a um enquadramento da intervenção internacional, nas suas diversas dimensões, considerando os múltiplos atores, a sua interação e a forma como tal afeta a situação operacional.
O levantamento das diversas fases da participação nacional permite, para...
After the aftermath
- Coley, Rob
Siegfried Zielinski. […After the Media] News from the Slow-Fading Twentieth Century. Trans. Gloria Custance. Univocal, 2013. 276 pp.
Media theory has a problem with the new. The new is an obstacle, it is obsolete, it is yesterday’s news. Of the many responses to a late 20th century obsession with “new media,” current attempts to rethink the dominant historical narrative of media culture best encapsulate the problem. This disruptive set of methods and approaches has come to be known as media archaeology (Huhtamo and Parikka 2011). For figures associated with the emergent field, such as the
German theorist Siegfried Zielinski, conventional histories...