Sandbridge Virginia Oceanfront Seawall Arbitration Hearing: Some Lessons Learned for Coastal Engineers
A group of beach property homeowners claimed that their new oceanfront seawall was defective in design. A beefed-up design cost about $1.3 million more and they sought this amount from...

Retrofitting a Landmark
A decade after it was abandoned, a famous sixty year old tire factory has been rehabilitated as part of a $118 million adaptive mixed-reuse commercial-office mall known as the Citadel....

Mechanical Characterization of the Soft Tissue in Horse Hooves
The laminar corium tissue of the equine distal digit (or horse hoof) has been tested uniaxial tension. The laminar corium tissue lies between the hoof wall and the underlying bone of the...

The Transverse Vortex in the Wall Regions of the Turbulent Boundary Layers in the Flows with Adverse Pressure Gradient
The vortical structures in the turbulent boundary layers in the flow with adverse pressure gradient were investigated by the hydrogen bubble technique. The vortices were visualized in...

Shear Flow Between Walls in Relative Motion
The paper reports on experiments on Couette flow, i.e., the shear-induced flow between surfaces which are in motion relative to each other. The novel aspect of the work is the appearance...

Fluid Dynamics at the Carotid Bifurcation
Arterial wall distensibility is believed to be of secondary importance to the general flowfield of the human carotid artery. However, it has been reported that it may have greater influence...

The Generalized Brazier Problem for Orthotropic Straight Tubes of Finite Length
A new engineering approach, based upon a mixed variational functional, is presented for the analysis of the nonlinear static behavior of thin-walled, circular-cross-section cylindrical...

Flow Dynamics in an End-to-End Vascular Graft Junction
A study consisting of both experimental and numerical methods was performed to determine flow dynamics in the vicinity of an end-to-end anastomosis. The experimentally determined geometries...

Historic Seawalls of the Boston Harbor, Massachusetts Region: Evolution, Construction and Repair
The earliest seawalls in the Boston region were of crib construction. Cobb cribs had an open framework and could readily be floated into position and sunk with rock from local sources....

Shock Pattern at Abrupt Wall Deflection

New Facility Allows Large-Scale Tests of Soil-Nailed Walls

The Crown and the Curtain Wall
Crowning the complex curtainwall of an 870 ft concrete tower with a 150 ft high crown of aluminum masts in concentric rings above the 60th floor required ingenuity and extraordinary cooperation...

Overhead and Profit on Change Orders
Have you ever wondered how many change orders it took to build the Egyptian pyramids or the Great Wall of China? The concepts of overhead, profit, and change orders have been around for...

Backfill-Stiffened Foundation Wall Construction

Gabions and Geogrids
The century-old gabion concept can be improved upon by adding geogrid reinforcement to the soil embankments the gabion wall is designed to support. The grids add stability to the embankment...

Design Loads for Sloshing in TLP Pontoons Tanks
Impact of fluid inside the Auger TLP ballast tanks on tank walls was investigated and changes made to the structural design in an accelerated fashion through the use of model testing....

Wall System Makes the Cut

Rebuilding an Illusion
A dam that controls the level of Fall Lake, a major entry to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness of northern Minnesota had to be rebuilt, but federal agents barred constructors from...

Cellular Sheet-Pile Floodwall
Williamson, W. Va., flooded 37 times in this century, will soon be guarded by a $41 million, 4000 ft floodwall being built by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. A series of 41 circular...

Earth Walls: Making the Right Choice
Earth walls are retaining walls where the ground assumes a load-bearing role. These walls either support compacted earth (embankment-type reinforced compacted earth walls such as Doublewal...

 

 

 

 

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