Uplift Resistance of Plywood and OSB Roof Sheathing
A test program to determine the resistance of plywood and OSB roof sheathing to uplift pressures created by wind flowing over a residential roof structure will provide valuable data to...

Dynamic Characteristics of Translational Lattice Domes
The feasibility of using lattice domes of various shapes generated by translating a variety of parametric polygons is illustrated and the dynamic characteristics of these lattices determined....

Writing Effective Specifications
Specification writing is typically looked on as a minor detail, to be handed off to some junior staffer at the end of the design, but is it? Specification often take precedence over the...

Design and Testing of the NDBC Wave Processing Module
The U.S National Data Buoy Center (NDBC) has developed a new wave data acquisition and processing system, called the Wave Processing Module (WPM), using state-of-the-art technologies and...

Airport Terminal Design Challenges
In February 1989, the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority began the process of designing and constructing a new terminal at Washington National Airport to address the needs of its...

Dulles International Airport Construction Challenges
The expansion of the Main Terminal at Dulles International Airport was anticipated and planned for during the original construction of the building in 1962. The most difficult portions...

Environment-Friendly Deicing/Anti-Icing Fluid
NASA Ames has formulated a unique candidate non-glycol based freezing point depressant (FPD) fluid material that performs essentially the same or superior to currently used glycol based...

Problems Faced by Faculty in Minority Institutions
The primary objective of this paper is to list some problems faced by faculty engaged in both research and instruction in Minority Institutions (MIs) and to suggest solutions to them....

Evaluating Sensitivity of Hydraulic Control Optimization Models
Sensitivity of hydraulic control optimization models to variation in gradient constraints is examined. Monte Carlo simulation is used in conjunction with repeated optimization runs to...

Activity Based Costing in Water Resources Management
This paper examines the relatively new accounting tool, Activity Based Costing (ABC), and describes its potential application in water resources planning, management, and operations. The...

A Tunnel Boring System for the Yucca Mountain Project

Application of Heavy Duty Roadheaders for Underground Development of the Yucca Mountain Exploratory Study Facility

Tunnel Boring Machine for Nuclear Waste Repository Research Project

Development of a Mechanical Alcove Excavator for the Yucca Mountain Exploratory Study Facility

Shaffer, Thomas F.

Material Condition of Underwater Fuel and Storage Equipment

System Analysis of Non-fuel Assemble Hardware and Spent Fuel Disassembly Hardware: Its Generation and Recommended Disposal

Thermal and Seismic Impacts on the North Ramp at Yucca Mountain

Use of An Analog Site Near Raymond, California, To Develop Equipment and Methods for Characterizing a Potential High-Level, Nuclear Waste Repository Site at Yucca Mountain, Nevada

Graphical-Based Productivity Transient Investigation Using DISCO
Construction operations involve complex resource interactions and are typically performed in the field with exogenous factors such as inclement weather conditions and equipment breakdowns....

 

 

 

 

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