Model Study of Center Hill Fuse Plug Spillway
Model tests of a fuseplug spillway mounted on the fixed crest of an embankment dam were conducted to develop a satisfactory design that would fail in a orderly fashion at a prescribed...

Distorted Physical Models for Mixing Studies
The frictional resistance and mixing process affected by roughness bars are investigated. Specific combinations of the size and layout of the bars for various flow conditions are suggested...

Model Study of Rio Hondo Flood Control Channel, Los Angeles, California
The Rio Hondo Flood Control Channel located within the Los Angeles County Drainage Area (LACDA) is part of a Comprehensive flood control system which includes 20 dams, 129 debris basins,...

Effect of Fenders on Local Pier Scour
Physical model experiments were performed in the Hydraulics and Sediment Research Institute, Delta Barrage, Egypt, to determine the effect of fenders on the scour depth around circular...

Chatuge Hydroproject Aerating Infuser Physical Model Study
The Tennessee Valley Authority is investigating the feasibility of a dual purpose reregulation and aeration weir to increase the dissolved oxygen in water releases and to provide continuous...

Hydraulic Performance of a Flexible Curtain Used for Selective Withdrawal — A Physical Model and Prototype Comparison
Reclamation (U.S. Bureau of Reclamation) studied a 1:120 scale undistorted density stratified physical model to develop a lightweight flexible curtain barrier that would control the outflow...

A Flexible Curtain Structure for Control of Vertical Reservoir Mixing Generated by Plunging Inflows
To maintain salmon habitat in the Sacramento River, efforts are being made to pass cold water inflows through Whiskeytown Reservoir, California, with minimal warming. In Whiskeytown, summer...

Conceptual Design and Physical Model Testing of the White River Diversion Dam

Hydraulic Design of a Low Submergence Siphon Intake

Estimates of Permeability of Porous Materials Using Image Analysis of Cross Sections
We have developed an image processing method for characterizing the pore structure of porous materials such as rock and concrete, to provide a means for understanding the dependence of...

Video Modeling: A New Paradigm for Reproducing Complex Engineering Artifacts on Computer
This paper introduces a novel approach for automatically creating accurate computer models of existing, physical artifacts. Based on the projected silhouettes of the object, when viewed...

Physical Model Testing of Broken Armor Stone
Cracking, breaking into two or more pieces, flaking, crumbling, and abrading may reduce an armor stone to a size where wave action can remove it from the structure causing a local instability....

Time-Viscosity Relationships of Newtonian and Binghamian Grouts

A Dual Approach to Low Frequency Energy Definition in a Small Craft Harbor
Low frequency wave energy in a small craft harbor is examined through comparison between a numerical model and a 3-dimensional physical model. A hybrid element steady state linear monochromatic...

The Remote Monitoring of Waste Glass Melter Product

Physical Processes and Effects of Magmatism in the Yucca Mountain Region

Responses of Bilinear and Impacting Systems Subjected to Regular Waves
The dynamic responses of bilinear and impacting oscillators subjected to harmonic loadings are investigated. Differing from previous studies in which bifurcation diagrams were developed...

Wavelet Transform Analysis of Several Transient or Nonstationary Phenomena in Engineering Mechanics
Several examples of the use of a wavelet transform in the analysis of transient events in mechanical systems are provided. The transform has the advantage over other transient analysis...

Multiple Modes of Steady-State Slide-Rock Response
The dynamic response of free standing rigid bodies to base excitation can be quite complex, as evidenced by the five motions or modes to be considered in a two-dimensional analysis: rest,...

Dugdale Model Applied to Crack Interactions
It is doubtful that modelling crack interactions problem within the context of elasticity adequately reflects the physical aspects as the failure of brittle material is approached. A model...

 

 

 

 

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