Empirical Guidance for Siting Berms to Promote Stability or Nourishment Benefits

Empirical Prediction of Strong Ground Motion
In 1982, we published equations for the prediction of various measures of ground motion as a function of earthquake magnitude, distance from the earthquake rupture, and site geology. Many...

Tuned Mass Damper in Tall Building Design
Viscoelastic dN and tuned mass dampers are often used by tall building designers to control wind-induced building vibrations resulting from such phenomena as vortex shedding, galloping,...

Hybrid Control of Seismic-Excited Bridge Structures Using Variable Dampers
A method of control for seismic-excited buildings or bridge structures using variable dampers is presented. The control method is based on the theory of variable structure system (VSS)...

Neural Networks in Structural Control
Let the response of a simple two-story frame to a stochastic dynamic excitation be controlled by activating suitable actuators. A neural network is trained to recognize, from the measurement...

Liquefaction Evaluation by Seismic Potential Procedure
Empirical procedures in common use for liquefaction evaluation employ information from a variety of sources in order to evaluate whether or not a site will undergo liquefaction. The information...

Radionuclide Transport in Fractured Media
Until recently, the classical advective-dispersive transport equation was considered to be an adequate model for describing the motion of a solute (e.g. radionuclides) in porous and fractured...

A Galerkin Method for the Convection—Diffusion Equation Using Asymmetric Weighting Functions
A variation of the Petrov-Galerkin method of solution of a partial differential equation is presented in which the weight function applied to the time derivative term of a one-dimensional...

Benefit-Cost Analysis for Optimal Budget Allocation to Bridges
The funding available for bridge improvements in the United States has been insufficient for many years. The limited budgets granted have generally been allocated based on Sufficiency...

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...

A New Look at the Statistical Estimation of PMP
The statistical base of Hershfield's Kmvalue Method and its application for estimating Probable Maximum Precipitation (PMP) were reviewed. The mathematical...

The Computer-Assisted Design of Multi-Ponds in Series for Stormwater Management
When a site's topography prohibits the installation of a single stormwater management pond, the drainage system can be integrated with multi-ponds in series. A computer program written...

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....

The Study of Riprap as Scour Protection for Bridge Abutments
The purpose of this paper is to provide design guidelines for riprap protection of spill-through and vertical-wall abutments situated in floodplains. With the benefit of laboratory experiments,...

Mass Transport in Mud Layer Induced by Wave Action
This paper analyzes the mass transport velocity in a two layers system produced by wave action. In a previous paper, Piedra Cueva (1933), a theory for linear water waves propagating in...

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...

 

 

 

 

Return to search