Norway's Olympic Cavern
A mountainous task had been undertaken by Norwegian firms in constructing the world's largest in-mountain colosseum for the 1994 Winter Olympic Games in Norway. The Norwegian...

Innovative Aspects of the DQE/GPU Project
The DQE-GPU joint project is an endeavor at supplying electricity to its customers in an economically competative way. The project cosists of using existing power stations in the Three...

Risk Assessments for the Design of Subsurface Openings
A probabilistic approach was introduced to assess the risk of structural instability due to rock joint systems in rock mass, where subsurface openings are excavated, such openings as shafts,...

A Parallel Fron Large-Scale Stris
A methodology for large-scale structural analysis using a parallel frontal solution algorithm is developed and implemented on the Alliant FX/80 Multiple Instructions Multiple Data (MIMD)...

Computer Generation of Structural Concepts: A Knowledge-Based Approach

Geostatistics in Groundwater Sampling Design
The geostatistical methods of kriging and co-kriging are compared as tools for the design of an optimal groundwater monitoring network. First, the network is optimized using single-variable...

Conceptual Model for Performance-Based Management of Regional Water Systems
The national shift in emphasis from top-down development plan orientation in water resources, wherein the federal government assumed the dominant role, to the shared partnership approach...

In-Vitro Measurement of Static Contact Pressure Distribution in Synovial Joints
The objective of this presentation is, at first, to review the various approaches to the measurement of contact pressure distribution in synovial joints, and then to describe the development...

Normal and Tangential Contact of Layered Spheres as Models of Joint Contact
The causes of cracking in degenerating cartilage are examined using analytical models of layered elastic spheres in normal and tangential contact. Vertical surface and deep radial cracks...

A Contact Problem Modeling the Squeeze-Film Mode of Synovial Joint Lubrication
A contact problem modeling synovial joint lubrication under squeeze-film conditions is studied. In this model, the thin synovial fluid layer is incompressible and linearly viscous, and...

Models for Rock Mass Dynamics
The phenomenology of explosive effects in hard rocks is of interest to workers in the energy field, in the defense field, and in planetary science. The salient characteristic of hard rock...

Hurricane Retrofit
Houston's Sheraton Hotel and Convention Center has been retrofitted to protect it from panel pop-out (separation from building curtain walls) and curtain-wall separation from...

Watertight and Earthquake Resistant Joints for Diaphragm Walls
Different types of joints were constructed and tested in the field to evaluate the bond between concrete and partition plate, the effect of tremie pipe location to the quality of concrete...

How Has the Joint Review Process Evolved?
The Joint Review Panel (JRP) process in California was established for offshore oil and gas-related coastal development projects to avoid duplication of effort among various permitting...

A Baseline Study of Trace Metals in Marine Organisms from Ghana, West Africa
As part of the Joint FAO/IOC/WHO/IAEA/UNEP Project on monitoring of pollution in the marine environment of the West and Central African region, 279 samples representing 17 families and...

The Exxon Valdez Oil Spill: Update on Persistence and State of Alaska Activities
The Exxon Valdez incident of 24 March 1989 caused the oiling of over 1,100 miles of Alaskan coastline and over 11,000 square miles of coastal waters. The State responded immediately to...

Numerical Modelling of Lower Lias Rock Failures in the Coastal Cliffs of South Wales
A model has been developed to evaluate slope failure in the interbedded limestone and mudstone Lower Lias series which outcrop for some 30 km in coastal South Wales. Computer simulation...

Experimental Difficulties Encountered in Testing Air/Water Mixtures
The Tennessee Valley Authority and Voith Hydro, Inc., are conducting a joint research project to study the effects of air admission on hydraulic turbines. Francis turbine models, homologous...

Construction Documents Revised
The Engineers Joint Contract Document Committee has produced revised documents, which are available from ASCE. The committee includes ASCE, the National Society of Professional Engineers,...

Jointless Redecking
If you're redecking a bridge, why not eliminate a major cause of its corrosion at the same time? Why not remove the expansion joints? The Department of Public Works in Steuben...

 

 

 

 

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