Winged Victory
Located on the western shore of Lake Michigan, the $100 million, 142,050 sq ft (13,100 m³) addition to the Milwaukee Art Museum is the creation of architect, artist, and engineer Santiago...

Water Reuse in South America: A Chilean Study

Cliffside Correction
Construction of a 10 km sewer collector in Valparaíso, Chile, came to a halt due to construction difficulties experienced during pipe jacking operations. Analysis revealed not only construction...

The Santiago Subway: A Geotechnical Experience in Coarse Soil

Water Rights and Markets in Latin America

Infrastructure Opportunities in Chile
Chile has a stable government and a flourishing economy. The nation needs a drastic infrastructure upgrade to continue that prosperity. Capital is short, and the country is embarking on...

Debris Flow Events at Mountainous Creeks near Santiago, Chile- Hydrologic Analysis
One of the most important aspects in relation to peak flows magnitudes generated in mountainous catchments at the western side of the Andes facing the city of Santiago, Chile (latitude...

Santa Ana River Mainstem Project
The Santa Ana River Mainstem Project consists of seven major features including the construction of 550 ft. high earth and rockf ill dam; raising the embankment by 28 feet of Prado Dam,...

The Analysis of the Failure of the Minte Stream Culvert
A persistent and continuous rainfall that lasted for more than 30 hours on May 6–7, 1995, caused the sudden failure of an embank ment on the main road between Puerto Varas and Ensenada,...

Seeking Structural Solutions
A photo essay on the unique work of Santiago Calatrava, a Spanish-born engineer and architect whose bridges and buildings have attracted international attention for their unusual esthetics....

Geoenvironmental Problems in Chile

A Critical Review of the Pangue Dam Project EIA (Biobío River, Chile)

A Procedure for Predicting Seismic Deformation of Earth Structures
This paper presents an analysis procedure for predicting the earthquake induced displacements of earth structures. The procedure is an extension of the simple Newmark method from a single-degree-of-freedom...

Roughness Coefficient in Mountain Rivers
River discharge estimations require an evaluation of the river flow resistance that generally is related with Manning's roughness coefficient. The literature suggests different ways of...

Framework for the Planning and Coastal Management of the Concepcion, San Vicente and Coronel Bays, Chile
During recent years, coastal area degradation in the Biobio Region, especially in the enclosed bays and estuaries, have been monumental. At this time, the progressive loss of resources,...

Foreign Investment in Latin America: A Second Look
It has become common to hear that Latin America has emerged from the lost decade of the 1980s, a period when virtually every country in the region suffered from high debt, high inflation...

Design and Proposed Construction Techniques for Pangue Dam
The paper describes the site conditions, design and proposed construction methods for the 115 m high Pangue Dam, Chile's first RCC dam. Trial mix design work and test embankments...

Seismic Assessment of Tailings Dams
A significant portion of the operating and closed large dams in North America are tailings dams used to impound wastes from mining operations. Often these dams were built by mine personnel...

Net Late Holocene Emergence Despite Earthquake-Induced Submergence, South-Central Chile
Intertidal deposits show net late Holocene emergence along the Pacific coast near Maullin and Carelmapu, Chile (latitude 41.6°-41.7°S). The maximum amount of net emergence is about 1 m...

Geotechnical Problems in Port Design in Chile

 

 

 

 

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