Debris Flow Monitoring Activities in an Instrumented Watershed on the Italian Alps

Spatial and Temporal Distribution of Debris-Flow Occurrence on Slopes in the Eastern Alps

ALPS: The Automated Lift Planning System

Bechtel Automated Lift Planning System
This paper describes the Automated Lift Planning System (ALPS) software developed by Bechtel Corporation. The software was developed to assist the construction engineer with planning and...

Settlement Behavior of an Avalanche Protection Gallery Founded on Loose Sandy Silt
An avalanche protection gallery located in the Swiss Alps was founded on alluvial ground close to the steep rocky mountainside. The rear retaining wall, at a variable distance of a few...

Flood Propagation on Mobile Beds under Mountainous Flow Conditions
An implicit finite-volume scheme is used to solve the shallow water equations under mountainous flow conditions. The algorithm is stable for sub- and supercritical flows and moving internal...

A new approach for the estimation of extreme roughness in torrents by Hydraulic and Photogrammetry
In this paper we present an approach to estimate extreme roughness in torrents based on the transformation of an irregular bed geometry of a torrent reach into a geometrically well determined...

Swiss Cheese Box Girders
Now going up in the French Alps, the Sylans and Glacieres viaducts have decks supported by three-dimensional arrays of concrete trusses. The superstructures look like concrete box girders...

Computer Aided River Basin Management in the Alps
The present paper outlines progress in developing river basin management potential through joint research on several Alpine River Systems including the Avisio, Brenta, and Cordevole. Applications...

Prospecting for Wind: Windmills and Wind Characteristics
Past experience with power generation by windmills indicates that the most important factor controlling success or failure is site wind characteristics. Incorrect placement on a site sheltered...

Tunnel under Alps Uses New, Cost-Saving Lining Method
Contractors of the Tauerntunnel through the Alps, near Salzburg, Austria, encountered very bad geology — heavily distorted, preloaded rock under an overburden up to 3,300 ft (1,000-m)...

 

 

 

 

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