Thomas J. Nosker

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Previous studies have demonstrated leaching from chromated-copper-arsenate (CCA)-treated wood, which is used in pilings and bulkheads, and resulting toxicity to various estuarine organisms. The current study compared effects of leachates from CCA-treated wood with those of recycled plastic "lumber," a possible alternative construction material. Limb(More)
The Non-Linear Strain Energy Equivalence Theory, a semi-empirical model, is utilized to predict longterm creep from short-term compressive stress-strain experiments conducted at different strain rates. Stress-strain experiments in uni-axial compression are performed at strain rates of 3 and 0.03 %/minute to predict creep behavior and stress-strain data at(More)
Deterioration of bridges in the United States has been well recognized. According to the FHWA National Bridge Inventory, one third of nearly 600,000 U.S. highway bridges are classified as structurally deficient or functionally obsolete. Since the majority of bridges were built using wood, steel or concrete, the same conventional materials have been used for(More)
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