Whose "Fault" Is This? Overcoming Faulting and Ancient Landslides in a Dam Abutment
The Calaveras Dam Replacement Project (CDRP) is the largest project in the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission's (SFPUC) $4.8 billion, multi-year Water System Improvement Program (WSIP). The program...

Borehole Geophysics: Tools to Characterize Rock Properties
Effective design and construction in rock requires characterization of the engineering properties of the rock mass, as well as any associated geological features such as joints, faults, and bedding planes....

Remote Sensing: A New Revolution in Geotechnical Engineering
Remote sensing in the form of satellite imagery has become part of our everyday life—from displaying boring locations at a job site to the various mapping apps on our smart phones that help us get there....

A Fault-Rupture Propagation Model for Ground Motion Simulation

Calibration of Water-Velocity Meters
The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), as part of its responsibility to appraise the quantity of water resources in the United States, maintains facilities for the calibration of water-velocity...

Smart Online Structural Monitoring and Diagnosis
(abstract only) This paper describes the observation matrix as innovative monitoring and diagnosis: (1) The matrix elements of the observation matrix multiplied by its transposed serve...

A Study of the Stability of the Elms Cliffs on the Chesapeake Bay
The Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries form one of the most prized natural treasures of the United States. Although parts of the Bay's shoreline have been subjected to pollution, overdevelopment...

United States Geological Survey Bridge Scour Evaluation Program in Texas

Estimating Bridge Scour in New York from Historical U.S. Geological Survey Stream Flow Measurements

U.S. Geological Survey Field Measurements of Pier Scour

Detailed Field Measurement of Scour Processes During Floods

Using Geophysical Data to Assess Scour Development

Effect of Near-Fault Ground Motions on the Response of Frame Structures

Identifying and Baselining Boulders for Underground Construction

Characterization of Uncertainty in Underground Structures

Regional Geologic Characteristics along the South Shore of Long Island, New York

Water Quality in the Sierra Vista Subbasin, Southeastern Arizona: A Baseline for the Future
As part of the U.S. Geological Survey's (USGS) National Water-Quality Assessment program, water-quality studies were completed in the Sierra Vista subbasin in southeastern Arizona during...

Seismic Upgrades Techniques of Improving Post-Earthquake Reliability of Pipelines

Pipeline Damage Due to Fault Offsets in the Landers Earthquake

Near Fault Ground Motion Effects on Single-Degree-of-Freedom (SDOF) Inelastic Response





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