Wet Detention Facility Pollutant Removal Modeling
This paper documents development of the WETPOND model, which simulates long-term pollutant removal by a wet detention facility. Pollutant removal is determined with an EPA procedure that...

Overlaying Digital Images with 3-D CAD to Document as Built Construction
A persistent problem in construction has been documenting changes which occur in the field and preparing as-built drawings. The accuracy and completeness of field measurements is often...

Load-Settlement Prediction of Footings on Steep Slopes
The use of spread footings on slopes is a common practice in the design of bridge foundations. Footings are generally constructed in the slope or at its crest to minimize the bridge length,...

Chelating Composite Membrane: Its Application in Selective Heavy-Metal Solid-Phase Separation
Selective removal of small amounts of heavy metals from the background of large amounts of innocuous sludge or slurry is a challenging separation problem. Conventional fixed-bed sorption...

Two-Dimensional Dam-Break Flow Simulation in a Sudden Enlargement
The paper presents the use of a two-dimensional depth averaged mathematical model for an unsteady dam-break flow simulation in a sudden enlargement. Continuity and two momentum equations...

Experimental Design and Measurement Techniques for Investigation of Two-Phase Flow
Discussing the relevant hydraulical and inter-phasial processes of two-phase flow in open tanks the necessary requirements for set-up and operation of physical model studies are worked...

Innovative Instrumentation for a Physical Model of River Ice Transport
Large physical models often require the use of innovative instrumentation and measurement techniques. Hydraulic models that attempt to simulate the effects of stationary ice covers put...

Acoustic-Doppler Velocimeter (ADV) for Laboratory Use
A remote-sensing, three-dimensional (3D) velocity sensor has been developed and tested for use in physical model facilities. The sensor is based on the Acoustic Doppler principle and measures...

Revised Hydraulic Design of the Rio Hondo Flood Control Channel
The US Army Engineer District, Los Angeles has completed a major review study of the Los Angeles County Drainage Area (US Army, 1992) and has determined that the existing flood control...

Use of a Modified Hybrid Model to Analyze the Effectiveness of Jetties in Reducing Marina Sedimentation
The effectiveness of the construction of jetties near the entrance channel of a coastal marina in reducing marina sedimentation has been analyzed using a modified hybrid model. The modified...

PSF-PM Verification of 3D Free Surface Flow Models
This paper reports an application of the Prescribed Solution Forcing (PSF) and Physical Modeling (PM) to the development of a systematic procedure for the verification of three-dimensional...

Toe Scour Protection Methods
Toe scour protection is an important element in bank protection projects because undermining by scour at the toe is one of the major causes of failure of bank protection. Existing toe...

Modeling Ecological Impacts of Destratification
Artificial destratification has long been advocated as a means of improving water quality in lakes and reservoirs. The results have been varied with examples of both water quality improvement...

Physical Modelling of the Response of Shingle Beaches in the Presence of Control Structures

Estimation of Near-Regional Seismic Ground Motion from Underground Nuclear Explosion Tests
A problem unique to the location of a nuclear waste repository adjacent to the Nevada Test Site is the assessment of seismic ground motion from potential underground nuclear explosion...

Wind Hazards Reduction Program
The 1990's mark the International Decade for Natural Disaster Reduction. In this context, the Wind Effects Committee of the Structural Division strongly endorses the establishment of a...

Floor Response Spectra Analysis Including Correlations of Multiple Support Motions
This paper deals with the response spectrum analysis method of the secondary structures including the correlation effects between nonuniform support excitations. Based on the random vibration...

Full Scale Dynamic Monitoring of Highway Bridges
Sensitivity of identified modal properties by physical testing is critical for automated monitoring of bridge structural condition. It is investigated here considering flexure modes and...

A Note on Physical Modeling Approach for Assessment of Excavation Techniques
With the growing interest in utilizing underground space, the need for quantitative and qualitative assessment of excavation techniques to dictate the best choice for mining is now becoming...

Scale Dependence of Effective Media Properties
For problems where media properties are measured at one scale and applied at another, scaling laws or models must be used in order to define effective properties at the scale of interest....

 

 

 

 

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