1999 Spotlight on Graduate and
Undergraduate Research at ESF
QUEST FOR EARTHWORK INNOVATIVE SOFTWARE THAT CALCULATES EARTHWORK QUANTITIES. Robert W. Bancroft, Jr. and Kenneth J. Tiss.
UV CURABLE COATINGS: AN ENVIRONMENTALLY PROACTIVE APPROACH. Scott Larsen, Leonard Smith, Mark Driscoll, Anthony Berejka and Anthony Pappano.
BUCKLING OF LARGE-GAP MPC-JOINTS WITH SQUARE-END MEMBERS. R. Stokes and R. Hussein.
Quest for Earthwork is a software program designed
for estimating the quantities of earth to be moved on a job-site. It has excellent
presentation and graphic features. The end result is a view of the earth that is easy to
understand and visualize, unlike the typical site (or plot) plan which can be confusing
and difficult to read. The estimates are thorough and precise, eliminating the need for
the cumbersome average-end-area method of estimation. A small project may be completed in
as little as a half an hour, depending on the experience of the user.
UV CURABLE COATINGS: AN ENVIRONMENTALLY PROACTIVE APPROACH. Scott Larsen and Leonard Smith, Faculty of Construction Management & Wood Products Engineering. Mark Driscoll, Radiation and Chemical Safety Officer, SUNY College ESF, Syracuse, NY 13210. Anthony Berejka, President, Ionicorp+, Huntington, NY 11743. Anthony Pappano, Assistant to the Vice President, Strathmore Products, Syracuse, NY 13204.
Ultraviolet (UV) light curing of coatings has proven to
be an effective method for eliminating the emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOCs)
in the graphic arts and coatings industries. The use of 100% liquid, non-volatile systems
(no solvents), which polymerize or convert to a dry film upon exposure to high intensity
UV light, has enabled these industries to comply with the most stringent VOC emission
Metal-Plate-Connected (MPC) trusses with square-end webs
provide some economic potentials for the wood industries. This concept simplifies the
manufacturing process of wood trusses (1). The new connections however incorporates some
structural disadvantages as the buckling of the metal plates under the compressive loads
that transfer among members at the joints. This study experimentally investigated this
problem. Three different types of MP connections with square-end members were prepared.
The total number of specimens was seventy two. The common commercial connectors were
used;16 and 20 Ga, with parallel and perpendicular slots to the test loads. The wood
members used Southern Yellow Pine and were all made of 2- by 4-inch.
Literature Cited: 1. Stahl, D. C. et al.; "Strength and Stiffness of Large-Gap Metal-Plate Wood Connections," Research Paper FPL-RP-535, Forest Products Laboratory, Madison, WI, 1994.
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