Largest and Characteristic Earthquakes in the U.S. East of the Rocky Mountains
A new statistical procedure is proposed for the estimation of maximum earthquake magnitude M in intraplate regions. Starting from a historical catalog of events and a seismotectonic classification...

A Stochastic Clustering Model for the Occurrence of Large Earthquakes Along the Central Peruvian Margin
A stochastic model of a process of cluster centers and subsidiary cluster member processes is presented for the occurrence of large earthquakes along the Central Peruvian Margin. In the...

The Prefab Tunnel
Jacking a prefabricated concrete arch through a railroad embankment to provide a new access ramp to the Don Valley Parkway in Toronto was done for the first time in North America. In September...

Advances in Pipeline Materials and Design in Europe and North America
This paper presents an overview of various developments in materials technology and design procedures in the Western Hemisphere over the last 20 years. Some projections for anticipated...

Estimating Earthquake Sizes in the Basin and Range Province, Western North America: Perspectives Gained from Historical Earthquakes
Thirty eight historical earthquake from the Basin and Range province were used to examine three aspects of earthquake size and behavior: 1) the maximum background earthquake, 2) earthquake...

Problems with Irrigation Technology Transfer in Latin America
Over the last thirty years there has been a significant drop in agricultural production in Latin America, despite the fact that agricultural, irrigation and drainage projects receive about...

The Piedra del Aguila Project Large Radial Gates
Piedra del Aguila Hydroelectric Project is on the Limay River in Argentina. It has a capacity of 1424 MW with annual energy of 5500 GWH. This is an overflow dam, with intake gates, penstocks...

Advances in Pipeline Materials
Pipelines transport water, storm run-off, process wastes, petroleum, natural gas, slurries, solids, sewage, steam and other fluids either by gravity or under pressure. Pipelines are also...

The Impact of Agricultural and Industrial Development on the Water Quality in Latin America and the Caribbean
Agricultural and Industrial development are having a serious negative impact upon the quality of water resources in Latin America and the Caribbean. The continuing demographic explosion...

Anchoring a Dam
To comply with Federal Energy Regulatory Commission requirements with regard to stability under a postulated Probable Maximum Flood, an extensive foundation investigation and stability...

Seismic Resistant Low-Cost Masonry Buildings in Peru
Future housing in developing countries will be provided mainly in medium rise, four to six stories, bearing wall masonry buildings. This paper reports on the rationality behind this political...

Seismic Performance of Existing Building in New York City
Strength-based damage indices depending on structural shear capacity and earthquake intensity are used to predict the seismic performance of existing buildings in New York City. Nonlinear...

Geotechnical Problems in Port Design in Chile

Thoughts on the History and Current Practice of Foundation Engineering in North America
With the publication of 'Erdbaumechanik' in 1925, the behavior of soils was explained in terms of numerical physical properties and the principles of what became...

A 3-Year Survey of Tropical Intertidal Macrofauna

Review of Tsunamis Risk in the Coastal Area of Region VIII (Chile): Prevention Planning

Options in Urban Coastal Management: The Challenge of Valparaiso

Littoral Drift Along Some Beaches in Brasil

The Coastal Management Program in Brazil
As a proposal to guide the rational utilization of coastal resources, the Brazilian government established the National Coastal Zone Management Plan (PNGC), according to the Federal Law...

Environmental Economic factors of the Southern Brazilian Coast
The goal of this study is a large-scale synthesis of the ecological and economic characteristics of the Southern Brazilian Coast. The coastal area is formed by a watershed, a lagoon, and...

 

 

 

 

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