Rim-Drive Turbine for Low Head Applications
A turbine design and testing program was undertaken with the objective of developing a standardized turbine/generator arrangement that would be well suited to the 10 to 30 foot head range....

Financing Hydro Projects
STS Consultants, Ltd. is a consulting engineering firm with expertise in the Hydraulics/Hydrology area. Boulevard Bank is a major commercial bank in Chicago, Illinois. This paper elaborates...

Fish Studies for a Small Hydroplant in Michigan
The Morrow Lake hydroelectric project is a new facility which is scheduled to become operational in August 1985. A study has been developed consisting of two main parts: Potential change...

Transportation '85
Abstracts
Abstract only. The abstracts are presented of the papers presented at the 16 Sessions of the Conference, Transportation 85. The papers relate to the following session topics: CAD (ADS,...

Revitalization of Urban Water Supply and Distribution Systems: Detroit and Phoenix Case Studies
In 1980 the people in the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department were asking themselves the kind of question that is facing the managers of many municipal utilities in this country these...

Planning Aspects of the Woodward Corridor LRT Preliminary Engineering Project
The efficient deployment of any major project requires careful planning of the management, scheduling and budgeting activities associated with its implementation. The Woodward Corridor...

Welcome to the Wonderful World of Data Bases (Lessons from an Engineer Turned MIS)
The paper describes some of the problems and solutions surrounding the National Dredging Data Management System (NADDAMS). By an analysis of these problems and solutions, the authors develop...

Numerical Modeling of Groundwater-Lake Systems
Groundwater inflows can have important effects on the chemistry and biology of a lake ecosystem. For example, studies of lakes in Northern Wisconsin documented localization of ferromanganese...

Estimating Wastewater Capacity of a Cedar Swamp
The response of water table to rainfall provided the basis for estimating the wastewater capacity of a northern Michigan cedar swamp which had been used for disposal of 30 million gallons...

Factors Influencing Oxygen Depletion in Green Bay
Dissolved oxygen depletion in the lower Fox River (Wisconsin) and Green Bay (Lake Michigan) have historically been tied to discharges of organic matter from municipal waste treatment plants...

Low-Cost Stacked Block Revetments for Great Lakes Shores
Two stacked-block revetments, the product of emergency conditions and budget limitations, were constructed at Illinois Beach State Park on Lake Michigan in April 1982. The revetments,...

Feasibility Assessment, Planning and Programming of Downtown People Mover Installations
Based on the author's personal experience, this paper sets forth suggested guidelines for progressing from initial feasibility studies through implementation of automated...

How Will People Movers Affect Downtown Areas?
The year 1980 was a pivotal one for the downtown automated people mover development process in both Detroit and Miami. In that year both cities completed their preliminary engineering/environmental...

Urban Experience with AGT in North America
This paper gives a brief historical review of events behind the four Automated Guideway Transit (AGT) system deployments which are approaching public operations during 1985 and 1986. Particular...

Safety Aspects of Detroit DPM Station Designs
The Detroit Downtown People Mover (DDPM), currently under construction in the Central Business District of downtown Detroit, offered a unique set of challenges to the architects and engineers...

Unique Considerations in the Detroit DPM Foundation Design
Foundation design for the guideway of Detroit's Downtown People Mover (DPM) was influenced by a variety of unique considerations. Severe loading conditions were created by...

Guideway Beams—Formwork and Fabrication
A manufacturing concept was developed around an adjustable form capable of mass producing prestressed concrete beams to the unique geometric configuration of each section of track. The...

Unique Features of Automated People Mover Systems
This paper identifies the characteristics and unique features of the automated transit system presently being installed in the central business district of Detroit, Michigan. This system...

Downtown People Mover System Security: Detroit and Miami Responses
The Detroit and Miami downtown people mover (DPM) systems will be in uncontrolled environments in major urban central business districts. Both plan not to have personnel on vehicles or...

Detroit's DPM Maintenance and Control Facility
The Maintenance and Control Facility (MCF), a single building complex for the Detroit Downtown People Mover (DPM) system, incorporates the people mover system's transit vehicle...

 

 

 

 

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