Tailings Impoundment Closure: It's All in the Eye of the Beholder
Since the early 1900s, the mining and power-generation industries have disposed of tailings and other waste products using impoundments. The term "tailings" typically refers to the fine-grained waste product...

Where Geosynthetics Meet Mining Geotechnics: Part of the Mining Engineer's Toolbox
From enhancing stability to providing environmental containment, geosynthetic materials play an important role in mining projects and geotechnics in general. While often overlooked, advancements in geosynthetic...

Raising Gatun Lake (part of "A Greater Wonder")
Raising the maximum operating level of Gatun Lake was one of the four main undertakings of the Panama Canal expansion project. Its goal was to increase the storage capacity for water used for human consumption...

New Home for the Maid: Rockfalls, Talus, and the Race for a Dry Dock
The Maid of the Mist Corporation (MOTMC) has operated the iconic Maid of the Mist boats beneath Niagara Falls since the early 1900s. Traditionally, the company has provided trips from...

Sustainable Development — A Geotechnical Perspective
Sustainability has become a key factor in major construction projects these days, and many geotechnical engineers have started focusing on the concept. Owners, public agencies, and the...

Dynamic Interaction of Liquid Storage Tanks and Foundation Soil

The Geotechnics of Converting Waste Sites to Renewable Energy Sites

Underground Compressed Air Energy Storage (CAES)

CO2 Sequestration: Fractures are Enabling Clean Energy Options

Pioneer Square Areaways
Pioneer Square, one of the earliest neighborhoods in Seattle, is adjacent to Elliott Bay. Much ofthis part of the city originally was built on existing land that used to get flooded. When...

Optimization of Well Placement in Groundwater Long Term Monitoring Networks
Long Term Monitoring (LTM) networks play critical roles in tracking the migration of contaminants in groundwater, evaluating the efficiency of the existing remediation techniques, and...

Refrigerated Foundations
Refrigeration systems used to cool foundations on frozen ground can be classified as either active or passive, depending on whether external energy is used to power the systems. If pumps,...

Characterization of Interaction of Surface Water and Groundwater in the El Paso Lower Valley of Texas
El Paso is located in the Chihuahua desert and prone to long periods of extreme drought. With the river drought, regional irrigation districts only received 34% and 38%of a full water...

Introduction
This chapter introduces the example of an elevated storage tank....

Title Page and Table of Contents
This chapter serves as an introduction to the Elevated Storage Tank section....

Seismic Calculations
This chapter discusses seismic calculations in Microsoft Excel....

Seismic Calculations: ASCE/SEI 7-05
This chapter discusses seismic calculations in Microsoft Excel....

Celerity: Wave Action
This chapter discusses the tabulation of wave action data in Microsoft Excel....

Load Resistance Factor Design
This chapter discusses the tabulation of load resistance factor design data in Microsoft Excel....

Pile Foundation
This chapter discusses the tabulation of pile foundation data in Microsoft Excel....

 

 

 

 

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