# Kaplan Blade Angle Controller

*This paper describes a recently developed computerized Kaplan blade angle controller that is capable of improving turbine performance. Model Tests or Index Tests produce the Three-D-Cam...*

Characteristics of Nonstationary Response of Linear Systems

*A new formulation for the statistics of the response of linear systems to nonstationary excitation is developed. Both the process and its envelope are examined and exact statistics are...*

Maximum Value Statistics for Transient Response of Linear Structures

*The mean and the variance are investigated for the maximum absolute value of a nonstationary process which represents the response buildup of a linear oscillator. The mean and variance...*

One Solution for Different Stochastic Systems

*It is shown that different dynamic systems under different sets of random excitations can share an identical probabilistic solution. Such systems are said to be stochastically equivalent,...*

Efficient Probabilistic Structural Analysis Using an Advanced Mean Value Method

*An advanced mean-value (AMV) method for probabilistic structural analysis is presented. This method blends the conventional mean value method with the advanced structural reliability analysis...*

A Linear Dynamic Programming Model for the Optimal Allocation of Water in Groundwater Dependent Areas

*The purpose of this paper is to describe an efficient computer-aided planning method using linear and dynamic programming together with a finite difference groundwater model to determine...*

Adsorption, Desorption and Transport of Pesticides in Groundwater: A Critical Review

*Adsorption and desorption are major mechanisms affecting the transport and fate of pesticides in groundwater. Equilibrium, chemical nonequilibrium and physical nonequilibrium adsorption...*

An Inline Retarding Basin

*This paper discusses the idea of retarding flows within existing right-of-way in a linear basin. This concept is based on longitudinally dividing the right-of-way into two sections. The...*

Stochastic Streamflow Sequences for Reservoir Operation and Design

*A stochastic streamflow model is adapted for risk methodology in the operation and design of reservoirs. The model is based upon the representation of the flood series as a Poisson counting...*

Spline Interpolations for Water Hammer Analysis

*The method of characteristics (MOC) with spline polynomials for interpolations was investigated for numerical water hammer analysis. The overall accuracy is significantly improved compared...*

Time Averaged Estuarine Mass Transport Equations

*A methodology for deriving time averaged mass transport equations for estuaries having weakly nonlinear long wave dynamics is presented. A 2D in-plane advection-dispersion equation for...*

Lagrangian Modeling of a Suspended-Sediment Pulse

*The one-dimensional Lagrangian Transport Model (LTM) has been applied in a quasi two-dimensional manner to simulate the transport of a slug injection of microbeads in steady experimental...*

Dormant Season Evapotranspiration in Alfalfa

*Weekly values of maximum temperature, minimum temperature, and solar radiation were examined for their effect upon weekly dormant season evapotranspiration (ETdorm) in perennial alfalfa....*

Meixner Functions Model Crop Yield vs. Applied Water

*Most crop production functions are reported as linear functions even though everyone knows they are not. The few examples of non linear crop production functions that exist in the literature...*

An Analytically Derived Distribution Function for Flood Volume

*A general stochastic model is proposed to determine analytically the distribution function for flood volume. A flood event in this study is defined as an unbroken sequence of consecutive...*

Green's Function Implementation for Pile Analysis

*This paper describes the implementation of a new Green's function based on a layer stiffness approach in a boundary element analysis of harmonically loaded pile groups embedded...*

Random Vibration of Mass-Loaded Rectangular Plates

*The classical method of separation of variables in conjunction with the Green's function of the vibrating plate is used to obtain the solution of the free vibration problem...*

Bounded State Control of Structures with Uncertain Parameters

*The control of linear systems in the presence of set constrained external disturbances has been investigated maintaining the states in a prespecified region by estimating the maximum reachable...*

Intelligent Central Database System for Synchronized Distributed Processing of Large Hydrologic Packages in Local Area Networks

*The nodes of a local area network can be dedicated to the independent routines of a large hydrologic/hydraulic package. The server of the network can be dedicated to the control of the...*

Lagrangian-Eulerian Approach to Modeling Contaminants

*A Lagrangian-Eulerian modeling approach predicts potential contaminant distributions resulting from the disposal of sewage sludge at the Deepwater Municipal Disposal Site off the northeast...*

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