A Computational Method for Acquiring Response and Ground Motion from Accelerogram on the Base of Structure
This paper describes computational formulation of vibratory equations for acquiring response and input ground motion from accelerogram on the base of long structure with flexible slab....

Smith's Infiltration Equation and Flooding Infiltrometers
Smith's infiltration equation was developed by examining the output from runs of a physically-based numerical model of one-dimensional infiltration. The model simulated application of...

Multiquadrics in Engineering Modeling
The theory of multiquadrics (MQ) is advancing rapidly and it is usable today. When appropriate MQ can accurately interpolate for unknown values with less computational cost than Kriging....

Gully Intrusion on Reclaimed Disposal Sites
A three-phase gully erosion study was initiated at the Engineering Research Center of Colorado State University, in cooperation with the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission. The objective...

Debris Flow Initiation and Termination in a Gully
A comprehensive simulation model predicting the debris-flow discharge hydrograph, solids concentration in it and the process of variation of the channel due to vertical as well as lateral...

An Empirical Model for the Volume-Change Behavior of Debris Flows
The potential travel down hillsides; movement stops where the volume-change behavior of flows as they travel down hillsides ; movement stops where the volume of actively flowing debris...

Methods for Prediction of Maximum Scour at Coastal Structures
The most common coast scour-related problems are toe scour at rubble mound structures and vertical seawalls, and scour at the base of piles and horizontal pipelines. Existing scour prediction...

Numerical Modeling of Salinity Transport in a Shallow Well-Mixed Tidal Reach
This paper is concerned primarily with the development of numerical salinity transport model using 8-point implicit finite difference scheme for predicting the salinity variation in a...

Estimation of Reliability Parameters for Rehabilitation of Pipelines
This paper presents fundamental principles of estimating statistical characteristics of the elements of urban underground infrastructure networks, which provides a basis of statistical...

Flow Computation and Energy Performance Analysis for Hydropower Components

Driven Then Pushed Minicone Tests in a Sand Chamber
For a general knowledge on the Standard Cone Penetrometer test and its uses the reader is referred to the work of Briaud and Miran (1991). For this study (Khalaf and Briaud, 1992) a smaller...

Behavior of Instrumented Model Piers in Manufactured Rock with a Soft Layer
A laboratory test apparatus has been used to study the side resistance of piers socketed into manufactured soft-rock masses. The results of four tests are reported, three of which included...

Dynamic Interaction of Bridge and Moving Loading

Shoaling and Breaking of Random Wave Trains: Spectral Approaches
We describe recent efforts to develop a model to predict the evolution of the spectra of random ocean waves shoaling and breaking on a natural beach. A model based on the full Euler equations...

Seismic Wave Propagation by Finite Differences on the Connection Machine
Seismic modeling represents a difficult numerical challenge and consumes a significant amount of CPU time on the largest available supercomputers. With the advent of massively-parallel...

The Control of Large Amplitude Liquid Sloshing with Moving Baffles
Numerical simulations of three-dimensional viscous liquid sloshing in rectangular containers were carried out using an improved volume of fluid technique in conjunction with the Navier-Stokes...

Landslide-Generated Waves in Reservoirs
This paper investigates surge waves generated by landslides in reservoirs. The Navier-Stokes equations with complete viscous conditions at the free surface are solved numerically for the...

Multiple Modes of Steady-State Slide-Rock Response
The dynamic response of free standing rigid bodies to base excitation can be quite complex, as evidenced by the five motions or modes to be considered in a two-dimensional analysis: rest,...

Stochastic Response of a Caster-Mounted System
The response statistics of a caster-mounted system with white noise excitation are estimated using the generalized equivalent linearization method. The displacement and velocity covariances...

Frictional Aspect of Rocking-Sliding of a Rigid Block with Surface Impact
During the very short time of impact between a rigid rectangular block and a rigid foundation, the interface pressure distribution varies with time in a complicated manner. Due to this...

 

 

 

 

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