Iowa's Mandatory Continuing Education Law
Since July 12, 1977 Iowa has had a law requiring continuing education as a condition of license renewal for professional engineers and land surveyors. The requirements and the results...

Employment Conditions from Employee Viewpoint
Observations of the engineer's viewpoint regarding employment conditions are presented. Comments are limited to engineer employees because their viewpoint as professional...

The Ethics of Serving Two Masters: An Engineer's Dilemma
The question posed is Does the engineer serve two masters——the employer and the public welfare? Through analogies of the decision making process to common everday problems and a look at...

Second-Order Wave Forces on Vertical CyLinder
Second-order diffraction effects are included in evaluating the maximum horizontal forces on a vertical cylinder under a second-order deep water progressive wave. For large cylinders,...

Envelope Curves for Extreme Flood Events
Maximum flood experience in a region can be depicted by a graph on which maximum known floods are plotted against drainage area. A smooth curve enveloping the plotted points provides the...

Preparing U.S. Employees for Overseas Assignments
Local bureaucracy, our governments' bureaucracy, and just plain lack of convenience cause overseas employees to be far less productive than in the United States. Yet, they...

Communicating Projects Costs to Staff
The need for more effective management of engineering, architectural, and planning organizations is becoming increasingly acute as our society becomes more sophisticated and complex. Part...

Solution for Clamped Infinite Strip Loaded by a Couple
The problem of a clamped infinite strip subjected to an in-plane couple is presented. The solution is obtained by Fourier Transform techniques. An example of a linearly varying distributed...

Defining Cost-Effective Salinity Control Programs
Marginal cost analysis based on current damage estimates indicate that the optimal salinity control program involving PL 93-320 projects in the Upper Colorado River Basin would cost about...

Channel Design to Minimize Lining Material Costs
A direct algebraic technique is developed to determine open channel cross-sectional designs which minimize lining material costs when base and side wall unit costs are different. Solution...

Quality Control During Construction of Power Plants
The need for quality control during the construction of power plants has always been recognized as beneficial. Federal law requires a comprehensive program be provided to control and assure...

Calculation of Trapped Reflective Wave
An increase in reflected wave energy may result where structures are built along a section of coastline with no beach fronting the structure. In certain instances the structures may combine...

Better Government—Can the Young Engineer Help Make it Happen?
With increasing repetition, decisions concerning complex engineering issues are being made along purely political lines. To counteract this trend, the engineer must actively become involved...

A Moral Appraisal of Cost-Benefit Analysis
A cost-benefit analysis is one in which the engineer weighs the possible positive consequences, or benefits, of a given action against the negative consequences, or costs, of that same...

Approximate sizing of Reservoirs for Detention Time
To meet the detention time requirements of the Office of Surface Mining, sediment control reservoirs must be sized to give a certain detention time, as defined by the time difference between...

Plates of Varying Thickness with Four Simply Supported Edges
The methods of double finite Fourier transformation and two Trancendental Functions, Six and Cix, are adopted. A general expression of solution is given for a thin plate of variable thickness...

Shallow Foundation on Frozen Soils: A Bibliography
This bibliography, prepared by the Committee on Shallow Foundations, provides a list of current publications on the analysis and design of shallow foundations on frozen soils. The bibliography...

Stresses on Rapidly Sheared Fluid-Solid Mixtures
Constitutive equations were derived describing the stress in a rapidly sheared mixture of granular cohesionless solids and a Newtonian fluid. These equations are considered to describe...

Seismic Behavior of Moment Connections and Joints
The behavior of moment connections and beam-column joints in moment resisting steel frames subjected to severe earthquakes is studied. The cyclic inelastic deformation capacities of different...

Modified Analysis of Reinforced Concrete Beams
A method for analyzing reinforced concrete beams and beam-columns is developed, and the analytical results are compared to experimental data obtained by other investigators. The present...

 

 

 

 

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