Wave Propagation in a Randomly Layered Medium
The authors briefly outline a problem discussed at length in a paper called Frequency content of randomly scattered signals, by M. Ash, W. Kohler, G. Papanicolaou, M Postel and B. White....

A Non-Gaussian Fatigue Model for Offshore Structures
Fatigue damage accumulation in members of offshore structures can be affected by various aspects of the non-Gaussian response stress time history induced by the nonlinear/non-Gaussian...

Probabilistic Rotordynamics Analysis Using an Adaptive Importance Sampling Method
A methodology is developed to compute the probability of instability of a rotor system that can be represented by a system of second-order ordindary linear differential equations. The...

Pile Installation and Testing at Ningbo Port, China
As part of an ambitious development program at the Port of Ningbo, the People's Republic of China constructed a 694 m (2277 ft) long offshore pier structure to provide a container berth...

Water Management as an Instrument for Cooperation and Reconciliation
Empirical models for identifying potential water quantity and water quality conflicts in water resources development are presented. These planning models are applied to a previously developed...

A Chance Constrained Optimization Model Using Kinematic Wave Routing for Stormwater Infrastructure Rehabilitation
A chance constrained optimization model is presented to determine efficient long-term replacement strategies for segments of stormwater drainage systems. The model is multiobjective in...

Oil Under Ice: Buoyancy Viscous Spreading

Entropy-Based Velocity Distribution Model in Study of Distribution of Suspended-Sediment Concentration

Two-Dimensional Flow in Embankments

Empirical Simulation of Future Hurricane Storm Histories as a Tool in Engineering and Economic Analysis
Although the database of past storm occurrences and their detailed histories and geometries at or near a site is essential to planning safe and cost-effective future engineering operations...

Wave-Current Interaction with a Large Structure
The effects of a current on the diffraction of regular waves around a three-dimensional body are examined by a time-domain method. The Froude number is assumed to be small so that the...

Static Wave Force Procedure for Platform Design
Since results from the Ocean Test Structure were presented at Civil Engineering in the Oceans IV in 1979, there have been numerous laboratory experiments and a few full-scale measurements...

Three-Dimensional Circulation Modeling of the Coastal and Ocean Environments
Incursion of the loop current, a meandering feature of Gulf of Mexico large-scale circulation, may produce large hydrodynamic forces on the offshore structures. The present study is to...

Drifted Snow on Roofs
Drift snow loads on multilevel roofs account for about 75 percent of all snow load related roof collapses. A case history of snow drifts provides the foundation for a discussion of the...

Spray and Ice Measurement Instrumentation for Ships
Bow slamming is the primary water delivery mechanism for ship superstructure icing. Spray flux is largely dependent upon hull dynamics, and cannot be computed numerically with current...

A Model to Predict the Production Rate of AMD
Results generated from a model to deterministically calculate the production rate of acid mine drainage compared to those generated by an empirical model are nearly identical. The model...

Lubrication Theory Analysis of the Permeability of Rough-Walled Fractures
Lubrication theory is used to study the permeability of rough-walled rock fractures. Two idealized models of a fracture, in which the roughness follows a sinusoidal or a sawtooth variation,...

An Empirical Data Base for the Investigation of Earthquake-Related Changes in Crustal Hydrology
Both fracture permeability and fluid flow velocity can alter as a result of sudden strain changes associated with earthquake fault rupture. Testing the hydrological signatures of numerous...

Model Mania in Urban Hydrology: Present Dilemmas
A recent ASCE Task Committee on microcomputer software in urban hydrology has just completed its inventory of 40 software packages available at modest cost to the urban drainage engineer....

Block-based Solvers for Engineering Applications
This paper compares the performance of standard linear system solvers, LINPACK, widely used in engineering applications, and PARALIN (a block-based package for linear systems) on the Alliant...

 

 

 

 

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