Testing and Predicting the Movement of a Drilled Shaft in New Mexico
The New Mexico State Highway and Transportation Department (NMSH&TD) have been using drilled shafts for supporting bridges in the State of New Mexico. Several drilled shafts were...

Nonlinear Undrained Lateral Response of Rigid Drilled Shafts Using Continuum Theory
The nonlinear undrained response of rigid drilled shafts under static lateral and moment loading is evaluated within the context of elastic continuum theory. The approximate approach utilizes...

The Tip Displacement of Drilled Shafts in Sands
The design load of large diameter drilled shafts is determined so that the settlements do not exceed the values associated with the ultimate and serviceability limit states. Based on the...

New Approaches for Determination of Rock and Rock Mass Properties at Dredging Sites

Technical Note: STC-40 Shotcrete Adhesion In Situ Tester
It is essential that the shotcrete when reinforcing the rock mass achieves a good adhesive bond to the rock surface. The strength of that bond can be controlled by pull out testing either...

Dynamic Soil-Foundation Interaction at the Meloland Road Overcrossing
Forced vibration tests, using a hydraulic ram device, were conducted on the Meloland Road Overcrossing (MRO) bridge over Interstate 8 near El Centro, California. Dynamic response data...

Ultrafine Cement Tests and Drilling Warm Springs Dam
Ultrafine cement was chosen by the Corps of Engineers for tertiary grouting the Warm Springs Dam because of its ultrafine particle size, low settlement, medium viscosity and longevity....

A Review of Drilling and Grouting Methods for Existing Embankment Dams
With the increasing emphasis being placed on dam rehabilitation and repair, more dam engineers are faced with the need to interface with drilling and grouting specialists. Regretfully,...

The Most Likely Groundwater Flux Through the Unsaturated Tuff Matrix at USW H-1
Using a probabilistic inverse method, an estimate is made of the groundwater flux through the unsaturated tuff matrix at drill hole USW H-1 in Yucca Mountain. The most likely flux is found...

Diffusion of Carbon Dioxide Through Layers of the Unsaturated Zone at Yucca Mountain
The estimation of diffusive transport of gases through tuffs is important in order to asses the Yucca Mountain as an environmentally safe and acceptable repository for spent fuel and high-level...

Recent Developments in Stochastic Modeling and Upscaling of Hydrologic Properties in Tuff
A set of detailed geostatistical simulations of porosity has been produced for a layered stratigraphic sequence of welded and non-welded volcanic tuffs at Yucca Mountain, Nevada. The simulations...

Geophycal Investigations of Buried Volcanic Centers Near Yucca Mountain, Southwest Nevada
Several aeromagnetic dipolar anomalies occur over flat, alluvial areas near Yucca Mountain that resemble anomalies typically associated with subaerial basaltic volcanic centers. Detailed...

Calcite Deposits in Fractures at Yucca Mountain, Nevada
Calcite is one of the latest-formed minerals within fractures at Yucca Mountain. Petrographic and chemical studies of these calcites have the potential, in conjunction with fluid-inclusion...

New Wells Safeguard Scenic Tahoe
Surface water for drinking and for snow-making is becoming scarce in the Lake Tahoe region, along the California and Nevada border. New Environmental Protection regulations regarding surface...

Coastal Management and Ocean Industries in East Germany, from Central Planning Ineffectiveness Towards Local and Regional Development Strategies
In so far, the preconditions for the implementation of decentralized development tools both in coastal management and in ocean industries may be quite ideal in East Germany: there is the...

Environmental Compliance and Offshore Oil and Gas Exploration and Production
The economic impacts of multiple environmental regulations of offshore oil and gas exploration and production are examined using an integrated, investment-production-regulatory model developed...

The Whole Picture: Federal Statutory and Regulatory Authorities Which Govern Oil and Gas Activities on the Alaskan Outer Continental Shelf
Oil and gas activities conducted on the Alaska Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) are subject to multiple Federal laws which result in safe operations and environmental protection. Lessees...

Environmental Compliance Monitoring Program for Offshore Oil and Gas Exploration and Development and Production Activities in the Pacific OCS Region
The Pacific Outer Continental Shelf Region of Minerals Management Service has recently development and is implementing an Environmental Compliance Monitoring Program. Each of the 24 oil...

Resource Extraction Activities in the Coastal Zone—The Impact of Offshore Oil Production on Coastal Communities
There are few studies that examine the impact of offshore oil extraction on social problems, educational attainment and economic health of communities. The results of this study demonstrate...

An Ongoing Field Study to Evaluate the Impacts and Direct Effects of Offshore Dreding Activities on Benthic Organisms
Instrumentation and sampling involve box coring, otter trawling, the use of a towed sled carrying video camera, and a sidescan sonar device. The baseline collection phase of the study...

 

 

 

 

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