Optimization Model for Operation of Recharge Basins
A mathematical model is developed for the optimal operation of recharge basins, which is a non-linear optimization problem. The objective of the model is to determine the operation that...

Analytical Hydraulic Modeling of Road Culverts
This paper summarizes the development of a comprehensive analytical methodology and a computer model capable of simulating a wide range of flow phenomena in road culverts. The new flow...

Physical and 2-D Computer Models of Skimmer Curtain Effects on Lewiston Reservoir and Outlet Temperatures

Physical Modeling of a High Velocity Covered Urban Drainage Channel

Physicochemical and Rheological Properties of Microwave Recyled Asphalt Binders
The purpose of this study was to analyze microwave recycled asphalt binders using Gel Permeation Chromatography (GPC), Fourier-Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR), and Dynamic Mechanical...

A Conceptual Model for Vertical Frazil Distribution in Turbulent Flows
A conceptual model is presented for the evolution of frazil over depth in a turbulent flow. The net upward migration due to buoyancy of the frazil is opposed by intermittent mixing induced...

Interpretative Modelling of Studies of Sorption of Radionuclides onto Geological Materials
An integrated modelling and experimental approach related to the quantification of the sorption of radionuclides onto geological materials is described. The primary role of the experimental...

Controlling the Description of a High-Level Radioactive Waste Isolation System
Control of large, complex, regulation-driven programs using traditional management methods has not been wholly effective. What is needed is a rigorous yet flexible method that is amenable...

Research Program to Develop and Validate Conceptual Models for Flow and Transport Through Unsaturated, Fractured Rock
As part of the Yucca Mountain Project, our research program to develop and validate conceptual models for flow and transport through unsaturated fractured rock integrates fundamental physical...

Knowledge Representation for Bridge Design
An implementation of a frame-based knowledge representation language (KRL) for development of expert system applications in highway bridge design is presented. The frame-based KRL is used...

Integration of CAD and Structural Engineering for Building Design
Many design/build contractors have publicized successes using three-dimensional (3D) computer-aided-design (CAD) models. Structural engineers contribute equipment support structures as...

Integration of SCADA and GIS Technologies in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana
Due to its physiographic setting in the delta region of the Mississippi River, a majority of the inhabited lands in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana are below local mean sea level and much...

Projecting Climate Change to Small Basins: Potential Impact of Global Warming on Hurricane-Induced Flooding in South Florida
An important difficulty in evaluating potential hydrologic impacts of climate variability is that predictions of climate change require global simulation models that do not resolve phenomena...

Uncertainty in Urban Hydrologic Modeling
Uncertainty is pervasive in hydrologic modeling. Uncertainty is present in the formulation of the physical situation to be modeled, in the form of the model to be used, in the boundary...

A New Finite Element Formulation of the Generalized Laminated Plate Theory
The Generalized Laminate Plate Theory (GLPT) predicts stress distributions in laminated composite plates with accuracy comparable to a full three-dimensional analysis. The original implementation...

Stochastic Response Analysis of Nonlinear Plane Trusses with Spatial Variability
This study considers responses of geometrically and materially nonlinear plane truss structures with spatially uncertain system parameters, subjected to random excitations. A stochastic...

Structural Response Statistics by Boundary Elements
In this paper a boundary element method for problems of random vibration of continuous structures is presented. The method reduces the effect of the mesh size on the accuracy of the results....

Numerical Solutions for Transient and Nearly Periodic Waves in Shallow Water
This paper presents a study of several numerical methods for solving transient (time-dependent) model equations for waves in shallow water by means of the method of lines. The physical...

Parametric Excitation of Collapsible Latex Tubes
In 1985, Liu and Ding (1989) made an experiment of collapsible tubes containing a pulsatile flow. A latex tube is sealed up in a plexiglass chamber. If the transmural pressure (TP) of...

Forced Vibration Analysis of Frame Structures Subjected to Support Movements by the Distributed Mass Method
The dynamic response of frame structures subjected to support movements as a time varying excitation is analyzed by the distributed mass method. The continuous nature of a structure can...

 

 

 

 

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