Vestnik MGSU 4/2012
  • Ter-Martirosyan Zaven Grigor'evich - Moscow State University of Civil Engineering (MSUCE) , Moscow State University of Civil Engineering (MSUCE), 26 Yaroslavskoe shosse, Moscow, 129337, Russian Federation; This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .
  • Jaro Mokhammed Nazeem - Moscow State University of Civil Engineering (MSUCE) postgraduate student, Department of Soil Mechanics, Beddings and Foundations, Moscow State University of Civil Engineering (MSUCE), 26 Yaroslavskoe shosse, Moscow, 129337, Russian Federation; This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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In the paper, the authors present their research of the stress-strain behavior of the doublelayered soil bedding interacting with structures in the course of seismic excitation by taking account of elastic and plastic properties of the soil. Seismic excitation of soil causes irreversible residual stresses and settlements, local failure zones, cracks in the soil surface and structures that interact with it. The analysis of residual stresses and settlements caused by the seismic excitation is one of relevant problems of soil dynamics.
The factors that boost stresses and settlements in the course of seismic excitation include the intensity of the earthquake, the amplitude and frequency of vibrations of structures. In some cases, seismic excitation leads to resonance that may cause failure of the structure. The use of the elastic and plastic model makes it possible to identify the local zone of structural failure and residual deformations. The important factor of projecting the stress-strain state of soil during seismic excitation is the boundary condition of the model used for the analysis purposes. It is clear that the model used for seismic analysis purposes must be bigger than the one used for static analysis purposes. The results have proven that heterogeneous stresses and deformations originate in the soil bedding, and the heavier the structure, the longer the period of decay of vibrations.

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  2. SNiP II-7—81* Stroitel'stvo v seysmichnykh rayonakh. Normy proektirovaniya [Construction Norms and Rules II-7—81*. Construction in Seismic Areas. Norms of Design]. Moscow, Stroyizdat Publ., 1982.
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Vestnik MGSU 4/2012
  • Shvetsova Ol'ga Aleksandrovna - Moscow State University of Civil Engineering (MSUCE) Professor, Candidate of Pedagogical Sciences, Department of Foreign Languages, + 7 (499) 183-26-47, Moscow State University of Civil Engineering (MSUCE), 26 Yaroslavskoe shosse, Moscow, 129337, Russian Federation; This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Pages 235 - 239

The article is a brief generalization of methodical research in the field of higher education and the presentation in this aspect of special components of foreign language teaching in non-linguistic training of a civil engineer. It also considers communicative skills which bachelors should possess at the present stage of contemporary education. Among them are: analyzing synthesizing, argumentation, speculation and some other which can be useful in professional communication in foreign language .Some helpful advice is offered on how to develop professional communicative competence.
Currently, higher professional education is in the course of transition to the new federal state standards of education. According to the new standards, foreign language proficiency is identified as one of basic cultural competences of a graduate of higher education institutions, irrespective of his or her speciality or specialization. A foreign language course is retained among other obligatory basic courses in arts, social sciences, and economics. Moreover, the strategic concept of European cooperation in education through 2020 identifies the objectives of foreign language proficiency with regard to the need to strengthen and to develop the systemic interrelation between education and innovative research.
The term "competence building approach" is used in the Russian system of education. This term is widely used in official documents.
The competence building approach means transition from the assessment of knowledge as the dominant practice to the assessment of competences, or the capability to process the ever-growing amount of information (in the event of a foreign language course, the information is processed in a foreign language).
Currently, general and professional competencies are being identified.

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  2. Baydenko V.I. Osnovnye tendentsii razvitiya vysshego obrazovaniya: global'nye i Bolonskie izmereniya [Basic Trends of Higher Education Development: Global and Bologna Assessments]. Moscow, 2006.
  3. Baydenko V.I. Vyyavlenie sostava kompetentsiy vypusknikov VUZov kak neobkhodimyy etap proektirovaniya GOS VPO novogo pokoleniya [Identification of the Structure of Competences of Graduates of Higher Education Institutions as the Indispensable Stage of Development of the New Generation of State Standards of Higher Professional Education]. Moscow, 2006.
  4. Zimnyaya I.A. Klyuchevye kompetentnosti kak rezul'tativno-tselevaya osnova kompetentnostnogo podkhoda v obrazovanii [Key Competences as the Effective and Goal-Oriented Basis of the Competence-based Approach in Education]. Methodology Seminar “Russia in the Bologna Process. Problems, Tasks, Prospects”. Proceedings. Moscow, 2004.
  5. Tatur Yu.G. Kompetentnostnyy podkhod v opisanii rezul'tatov i proektirovanii standartov vysshego professional'nogo obrazovaniya [Competence-based Approach to Description of Results in Development of Higher Professional Education Standards]. Methodology Seminar “Russia in the Bologna Process. Problems, Tasks, Prospects”. Proceedings. Moscow, 2004.
  6. Shvetsova O.A., Ershova T.A. Programma podgotovki bakalavrov po spetsial'nosti «Prakticheskoe yazykoznanie» [Practical Linguistics Training Course Programme for Bachelor Students]. Moscow, Moscow State University of Civil Engineering, 2010.
  7. Shvetsova O.A. Programma podgotovki magistrov po spetsial'nosti «Prakticheskoe yazykoznanie» [Practical Linguistics Training Course Programme for Master Students]. Moscow, Moscow State University of Civil Engineering, 2010.
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The history and development prospects of one of the methods for solving multidimensional problems of structural mechanics

Vestnik MGSU 12/2015
  • Mkrtychev Oleg Vartanovich - Moscow State University of Civil Engineering (National Research University) (MGSU) Doctor of Technical Sciences, Head of Research Laboratory “Reliability and Earthquake Engineering”, Professor, Department of Strength of Materials, Moscow State University of Civil Engineering (National Research University) (MGSU), 26 Yaroslavskoe shosse, Moscow, 129337, Russian Federation.
  • Dorozhinskiy Vladimir Bogdanovich - Moscow State University of Civil Engineering (National Research University) (MGSU) Candidate of Technical Sciences, Assistant Lecturer, Department of Strength of Materials, Moscow State University of Civil Engineering (National Research University) (MGSU), 26 Yaroslavskoe shosse, Moscow, 129337, Russian Federation.
  • Sidorov Dmitriy Sergeevich - Moscow State University of Civil Engineering (National Research University) (MGSU) Candidate of Technical Sciences, Assistant Lecturer, Department of Strength of Materials, Moscow State University of Civil Engineering (National Research University) (MGSU), 26 Yaroslavskoe shosse, Moscow, 129337, Russian Federation.

Pages 66-75

Earthquakes can be very strong and can lead to significant damages. Effect of earthquakes depend on seismic action characteristics (intensity, spectral composition, etc.), foundation soil properties in region of construction, design and construction quality. In seismically dangerous regions structural calculations the current design standards suppose the use of the coefficient K1, which takes account the non-linear work of construction material and the allowable damages of structures. Our research shows that a stiffening core fails in case of intensive earthquake if the walls are designed according to current design standards. Thus, plastic deformations do not occur and develop in the supporting elements at the beginning of the process, so the lowering coefficient K1 should be disregarded. As stiffening core is projected with account for the reduction factor K1, the existing reinforcement is not enough for standing the emerging stress and its failure happens followed by a redistribution of the stress to frame columns. The columns are also projected with account for the reduction factor K1 and are not able to take such an increase stress beyond design. There is destruction of column frame and complete collapse of the building. So seismic resistance of bearing structures is reduced several times. The approach to estimating K1 must be responsible, based on the latest scientific research, which sometimes could not be done according to the acting design standards.

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  4. Pshenichkina V.A., Zolina T.V., Drozdov V.V., Kharlanov V.L. Metodika otsenki seysmicheskoy nadezhnosti zdaniy povyshennoy etazhnosti [Methods of Estimating Seismic Reliability of High-Rise Buildings]. Vestnik Volgogradskogo gosudarstvennogo arkhitekturno-stroitel’nogo universiteta. Seriya: Stroitel’stvo i arkhitektura [Bulletin of Volgograd State University of Architecture and Civil Engineering. Series: Construction and Architecture]. 2011, no. 25, pp. 50—56. (In Russian).
  5. Khachatryan S.O. Spektral’no-volnovaya teoriya seysmostoykosti [Spectral-Wave Theory of Seismic Stability]. Seysmostoykoe stroitel’stvo. Bezopasnost’ sooruzheniy [Antiseismic Construction. Structures Safety]. 2004, no. 3, pp. 58—61. (In Russian)
  6. Radin V.P., Trifonov O.V., Chirkov V.P. Model’ mnogoetazhnogo karkasnogo zdaniya dlya raschetov na intensivnye seysmicheskie vozdeystviya [A Model of Multi-Storey Frame Buildings for Calculations on Intensive Seismic Effects]. Seysmostoykoe stroitel’stvo. Bezopasnost’ sooruzheniy [Antiseismic Construction. Safety of Structures]. 2001, no. 1, pp. 23—26. (In Russian)
  7. Tyapin A.G. Raschet sooruzheniy na seysmicheskie vozdeystviya s uchetom vzaimodeystviya s gruntovym osnovaniem [Structural Analysis on Seismic Effects With Account for Interaction with Soil Foundation]. Moscow, ASV Publ., 2013, 399 p. (In Russian)
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Research of stress-strain state and stability of a rokfill dam under seismic actions

Vestnik MGSU 11/2015
  • Orekhov Vyacheslav Valentinovich - Moscow State University of Civil Engineering (National Research University) (MGSU) Doctor of Technical Sciences, chief research worker, Scientific and Technical Center “Examination, Design, Inspection”, Moscow State University of Civil Engineering (National Research University) (MGSU), 26 Yaroslavskoe shosse, Moscow; This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Pages 157-166

One of the main factors determining the safety of earth sea and river hydraulic structures erected on water-saturated grounds is the process of consolidation, manifested under the action of static and seismic loads. A feature of cohesionless soils located in the structure itself or in its base, is their potential ability to liquefaction under seismic impacts. This paper describes the method of calculating the saturated soil’s environments under seismic actions based on the numerical solution of differential equations of the theory of consolidation by finite element method. The results of the static problem solving for the phased construction of the installation are used as the initial conditions. In order to describe the deformability of soil materials mathematical model formed by the theory of plastic flow with hardening is used. The parameters of this model are determined by the results of triaxial testing of soils. As an example, we study the interaction of a sea rockfill dam with a sandy base under seismic impacts, determined by the synthetic accelerograms. The results of calculations of the stress-strain state of the two sections of the dam (shallow and deep) are presented, and assessment is made of the possibility of liquefaction of sandy soil base. It is shown that the pore pressure that occurs in water-saturated cohesionless soil base and the body of the dam under seismic impacts, unloads the soil skeleton, which leads to a decrease in local shear safety factors. And, in the less dense soil base of the shallow section of the dam, the soil skeleton is unloaded to a greater extent, which negatively affects its overall safety factor.

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