Linear Scheduling: A Practical Implementation
This paper describes the features and use of a family of planning structures that provides the basis for a superset of the traditional critical path method which includes linear scheduling....

Construction and Maintenance Decisions for Multi-Unit Deteriorating Facilities
Facilities that deteriorate over time and use can require maintenance or replacement. Selecting among replacement and maintenance alternatives for large systems of deteriorating facilities...

The Influence of Preform on the Vibration Mode of a Thin Plate
In this paper, an algorithm is developed for the calculation of the vibration mode of a preformed thin plate. The principal governing equations are derived by using the large-deflection...

Knolle Magnetrans: A Magnetically Levitated Train System
New permanent magnet materials can now withstand repulsion indefinitely without loss of magnetism. Vehicular magnetic levitation occurs when a track and the undersides of vehicles thereon...

Measuring the Effect of Sediment Fences for Wetland Creation and Restoration in Louisiana
A sediment erosion table (SET) method has been developed to monitor changes over time in intertidal mudflat or pond elevations with an accuracy in the 1.5 mm range. The SET permitted rapid...

Aiming at Port and Harbour Technology Mild to Human Beings and the Earth
The ports and harbors bureau of the ministry of transport formulated and announced a long-term port and harbor development policy, ports and harbors toward the twenty-first century aiming...

Temporal Variation of Precipitation Trend at Seoul, Korea, 1771-1991
This paper describes temporal variation of annual precipitation trend from 1771 to 1991 at Seoul, Korea. Analysis of the series shows no distinct trend over years. A linear trend would...

Predicting Basin-Wide Tailwater Temperature Patterns by Combining Mechanistic and Statistical Water Quality Modeling
A simplified method for predicting water temperature patterns downstream of a peaking hydropower dam is described for the Fort Randall Dam tailwater of the mainstem Missouri River as part...

Unit Hydrograph Estimation Procedures Using Orthogonal Functions
All unit hydrograph estimation procedures based on orthogonal functions are reviewed in this paper. A more physically based orthogonal function (a gamma function) for unit hydrograph estimation...

Spatial and Temporal Precipitation Characteristics in Southwest Idaho
The USDA-ARS, Northwest Watershed Research Center operates a precipitation gage network on the Reynolds Creek Experimental Watershed in southwest Idaho. Analysis of the 30-yr (1962-1991)...

Probabilistic Characteristics of Elapsed Time Between Rainfalls
The elapsed time between rainfalls is analyzed statistically using the hourly rain data at two locations: the flat-plain at Urbana, Illinois and the northwestern Appalachian foothills...

Measuring Soil Bulk Density Profiles with a Single Probe Gamma Density Gauge
Calibrating neutron depth gauges for measuring soil water content profiles requires soil bulk density data. In this study, the feasibility of using a single probe gamma density gauge to...

Error Analysis of Bulk Density Measurements for Neutron Moisture Gauge Calibration
Six bulk density sampling methods were evaluated for use in neutron gauge calibration. All six methods provided estimates of bulk density which were generally within 5% of bulk density...

Comparison of Maximum Efficiencies in a Cross-Flow Turbine

Active Guideway Systems
Many automated people movers which have been developed or studied in France or in other countries belong to the category of active guideway systems. This paper describes characteristics...

Nonlinear Wave Runup on Large Circular Cylinders
Various design methods for computing nonlinear wave runup on a large-diameter circular cylinder are presented. First, empirical correlations are developed between the observed maximum...

Gravel Equilibrium Beach Design for Arresting Shore Erosion at Flathead Lake, Montana
Erosion of the north shore of Flathead Lake, Montana, is caused by summer wind waves generated along a 22-mile fetch. The preferred method for arresting erosion there is a beach composed...

TBM Performance Prediction in Yucca Mountain Welded Tuff From Linear Cutter Tests

On Distributed Processing Applications in Finite Element Analysis
Computer architectures may be classified by the relationship between their instruction and data streams (SISD, SIMD, MISD, MIMD) and the locality of memory (shared, local). Distributed...

On a Micromechanical Basis of Stochastic Constitutive Laws
A procedure for derivation of stochastic constitutive laws is outlined on the basis of graph-representable linear elastic microstructures. Central to the procedure is the concept of a...

 

 

 

 

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