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ISSN 2228-9860
eISSN 1906-9642


FEATURE PEER-REVIEWED ARTICLES

  • A Study on New Bypass Roadway Selection: Case Study of a Southern Part of Nakornratchsima Ring-Road, Thailand
  • Sayumpo Intapiw (Department of Civil Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Thammasat University, Pathumtani, THAILAND ) Deeboon Methakullachat, ( Department of Civil Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Kasetsart University, Bang Khen, THAILAND ) Sayan Sirimontree, and Boonsap Witchayangkoon * (Department of Civil Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Thammasat University, Pathumtani, THAILAND )

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    Keywords: Google Earth; Remote Sensing .

    Abstract
    Remote sensing has been used as a tool to facilitate bypass road selection, in association with economic and engineering factors. This study focuses on a case study of Southern Part Nakornratchsima Ring-Road. Remote sensing image from Google Earth ® program is used in connection with the 1:50,000 base map. Road geometric design is considered for horizontal and vertical curves on each bypass road. Scoring system has been developed in order to assist the selection.


  • Spatial Interpolation of Unconfined Compressive Strength for Soft Bangkok Clay Via Random Technique and Modified Inverse Distance Weight Method
  • Thongchai Phothong (Department of Civil Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Thammasat University, Pathumtani, THAILAND (current working at Department of Civil Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, King Mongkut's University of Technology Thonburi, THAILAND), Puttipol Dumrongchai, ( Department of Civil Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Chiang Mai University, ChiangMai, THAILAND), Sayan Sirimontree, and Boonsap Witchayangkoon * (Department of Civil Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Thammasat University, Pathumtani, THAILAND )

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    Keywords: Soft Clay, Spatial Interpolation, Inverse Distance Weight, Random Technique, Anisotropy Angle, Geographic Modification.

    Abstract
    The basic of the inverses distance weight method has been improved by many researches. Not only power parameter but also sensitivity, anisotropy ratio, anisotropy angle and searching radius are incorporated to the model. In addition the cross validation processes is introduced to filter the best parameters for the observed data. To further develop, this study proposes a simple technique and a small modification of the IDW (modified IDW (mIDW)) function but increase ability to improve the estimation results. First, the random technique can be added in cross validation searching step to receive the possibly best parameters to better represent the natural phenomena of the interested areas. Second, with mIDW a coefficient of anisotropy angle parameter is modified to respond the anisotropy effect. The modified IDW is added a coefficient call geographic modification, to reflect the anisotropy angle parameter. This study uses 164 bore holes with 23 layers data for Bangkok to test the model. This study evaluates four models: IDW, Tomczak IDW (Tomczak, 1998), mIDW, and Cubic Spline. With the random technique the observed data patterns that are feed to the searching parameters step reveal the best parameters to imitate the natural phenomena of the area. This study finds mIDW model is better than IDW, Tomczak IDW, and Cubic Spline. The root means square errors of the study case decreases numerously from the worst random to best random case by 11 %.


  • Shear Strength Test of Joint with Different Geometric Shapes of Shear Keys between Segments of Precast Segmental Bridge
  • Anurak Sangkhon (Department of Civil Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Thammasat University, Pathumtani, THAILAND ), Chaisak Pisitpaibool * (Department of Civil Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Thammasat University, Pathumtani, THAILAND )

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    Keywords: Single shear key; Multiple shear key; Three shear key; Crack pattern; Trapezoidal shear key; Triangle shear key; Semi-circle shear key. .

    Abstract
    Joints of each segment of a precast concrete segmental bridge are important. A joint is used to transfer internal shear forces in order to increase strength of the structure. A good segmental joint should be a simple shape, cheap cost to set its formwork, and save time for installation. The purpose of this research was to study the capacity of joint with shear-keys that simulated a web segment of a segmental concrete bridge. Three geometric shapes of shear keys were triangle, semi-circle, and trapezoid included sides of 45 degrees. Each sample contained three web panels, which were prestressed together. Two magnitudes of stresses from prestressing forces were taken into account, 0.833-MPa and 1.267-MPa. The shear keys were divided into two types, single and multiple keys (three keys). The results showed that capacity of the joints with trapezoidal were sensitive comparing with the other shapes. Shear strengths of the trapezoidal were significant improved when the number of key and magnitude of prestressing force were increased. With the higher stress (1.267-MPa) and maximum number of shear key (3-key), all of them provided the equivalent ultimate shear strength. However, the triangle and the semi-circle presented the local cracks that might cause a brittle failure at the shear key.


  • GPS-based Driving Observations of Personal Vehicles in Bangkok
  • Kritsada Anantakarn (Department of Civil Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Thammasat University, Pathumtani, THAILAND ) Deeboon Methakullachat, ( Department of Civil Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Kasetsart University, Bang Khen, THAILAND ), Saharat Buddhawanna ( Department of Civil Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Thammasat University, Pathumtani, THAILAND ), Sanya Namee ( Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation, Ministry of Interior, THAILAND ), Chattichai Waisurasingha ( Department of Civil Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Khon Kaen University, Khon Kaen, THAILAND ) , and Boonsap Witchayangkoon * (Department of Civil Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Thammasat University, Pathumtani, THAILAND )

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    Keywords: Global Positioning System; MANOVA; Multiple regression models; Driving behaviors; Driving experience; Fuel type .

    Abstract
    GPS receivers/loggers were installed in personal vehicles to collect driving information around Bangkok areas, Thailand, during 2015-2016. During the experiment, there are 30-32 operational GPS satellites with visible 3-13 satellites were in the sky over the observed point. This study took five degrees GPS elevation mask angle. Total sample of 267 vehicles, 1869 days 3965 trips, data were transferred into a GIS database for visualization and analysis. Participants and vehicles basic information were also collected, including driver gender, vehicle fuel type, size of total volume of all engine cylinders, driver age, and driving experience. Collected data were statistically explored with the SPSS (MANOVA) with fuel types, all cylinder volumes, driving experiences, and driver age as independent variables and distance, average speed, and time as dependent variables. This study found that fuel types, driver experiences, car engine cylinder volumes, and driver age have statistically significant influence on driving behaviors that were related to distance, average speed and driving time. Multiple regression models were produced to predict driving behaviors pertinent to distance, average speed and driving time.


Many more manuscripts are under the peer review process.

Many more manuscripts are under the peer review process.

 


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