Tsunami Loads and Effects
Guide to the Tsunami Design Provisions of ASCE 7-16
The devastating tsunamis that struck Chile and Japan in 2010 and 2011 underscored the critical need for new structural design criteria to improve building resilience and safeguard human life. They also...

Water Reuse in South America: A Chilean Study

The Santiago Subway: A Geotechnical Experience in Coarse Soil

Infrastructure Opportunities in Chile
Chile has a stable government and a flourishing economy. The nation needs a drastic infrastructure upgrade to continue that prosperity. Capital is short, and the country is embarking on...

Heidemij Acquires Firm in Santiago

Water Rights and Markets in Latin America

Debris Flow Events at Mountainous Creeks near Santiago, Chile- Hydrologic Analysis
One of the most important aspects in relation to peak flows magnitudes generated in mountainous catchments at the western side of the Andes facing the city of Santiago, Chile (latitude...

The Analysis of the Failure of the Minte Stream Culvert
A persistent and continuous rainfall that lasted for more than 30 hours on May 6–7, 1995, caused the sudden failure of an embank ment on the main road between Puerto Varas and Ensenada,...

Santa Ana River Mainstem Project
The Santa Ana River Mainstem Project consists of seven major features including the construction of 550 ft. high earth and rockf ill dam; raising the embankment by 28 feet of Prado Dam,...

Geoenvironmental Problems in Chile

A Critical Review of the Pangue Dam Project EIA (Biobío River, Chile)

A Procedure for Predicting Seismic Deformation of Earth Structures
This paper presents an analysis procedure for predicting the earthquake induced displacements of earth structures. The procedure is an extension of the simple Newmark method from a single-degree-of-freedom...

Roughness Coefficient in Mountain Rivers
River discharge estimations require an evaluation of the river flow resistance that generally is related with Manning's roughness coefficient. The literature suggests different ways of...

Framework for the Planning and Coastal Management of the Concepcion, San Vicente and Coronel Bays, Chile
During recent years, coastal area degradation in the Biobio Region, especially in the enclosed bays and estuaries, have been monumental. At this time, the progressive loss of resources,...

Net Late Holocene Emergence Despite Earthquake-Induced Submergence, South-Central Chile
Intertidal deposits show net late Holocene emergence along the Pacific coast near Maullin and Carelmapu, Chile (latitude 41.6°-41.7°S). The maximum amount of net emergence is about 1 m...

Geotechnical Problems in Port Design in Chile

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

Lopez-Angostura Power Tunnel
The Lopez-Angostura Project is located on the Yaque del Norte River in the Dominican Republic near the City of Santiago. A 24 m high dam, a 3.6 km long power tunnel, a pit powerhouse with...

Infiltration Maintenance in Recharge Facilities of Orange County Water District
The Orange County Water District manages the Orange County ground water basin in western Orange County. In the first 25 years of operation, the District made exclusive use of the Santa...

Dynamic Behavior of R/C Buildings in Viñ del Mar, Chile
The Chilean earthquake of 3 March 1985 resulted in an effective peak acceleration of 0. 36g in the coastal city of Vina del Mar. The city had an inventory of over 400 reinforced concrete...

 

 

 

 

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