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Environmental Engineering: Venice Begins Contest Sea Gate Project

Application of `SWAT2000' for Hydrological Modeling of Small Watershed in Eastern India
The present study deals with an application of a physically based continuous hydrological model (SWAT2000) forhydrological modeling of small agricultural watershed of Gowai river catchment...

The Accuracy of Extrapolated Design Estimates with Hydrologic and Environmental Models
Extrapolation error in water resources and environmental modeling has not been the subject of adequate study in the past. In research and design, estimates obtained from regression models...

Perspectives in Civil Engineering
Commemorating the 150th Anniversary of the American Society of Civil Engineers
This report contains 27 papers that serve as a testament to the state-of-the-art of civil engineering at the outset of the 21st century, as well as to commemorate the ASCE's...

Long-Term Groundwater Monitoring
The State of the Art
Prepared by the Task Committee on the State of the Art in Long-Term Groundwater Monitoring Design of the Environmental and Water Resources Institute of ASCE. ...

Recent Advances in Optimal Structural Design
Sponsored by the Technical Committee on Structural Design of the Technical Administrative Committee on Analysis and Computation of the Technical Activities Division of the Structural Engineering...

Technology: Simulator Models World Trade Center Fire

Depth Measurement Using Remotely Sensed Data, Specifically A casi
The compact airborne spectrographic imager (casi) is what is referred to as an imaging spectrometer. This is an optical device that is mounted on an aircraft and used to collect high resolution...

Changing Channels
When the strict design parameters of a correctional facility in remote Pennsylvania meant blocking a headwater stream, a team of environmental engineers rerouted the waterway 400 ft (122...

Water Resources: Water-Spraying Wind Turbine Designed to Dampen Atmosphere

Carolina Crossing
The designers of a cable-stayed bridge across the Cooper River in South Carolina incorporated stringent seismic criteria to safeguard against potentially devasting earthquakes....

Three-Dimensional Hydrodynamic and Salinity Transport Modeling in Estuaries

Physical Model of Current-Induced Scour at Ventura Harbor
This paper describes a 1:25-scale movable-bed physical model study of scour resulting from longshore current passing through a narrow gap on the leeside of the detached breakwater at Ventura...

Uses and Limitations of Conventional Hydraulic Models in the Planning and Design of Storage Tunnels
The hydraulic design of storage tunnels requires special considerations relative to the design of conventional sewers. These issues include characterization and control of inflows, energy...

An Aggressive I/I Abatement Program is Underway as Part of Vallejos Wet Weather Program
The Vallejo Sanitation and Flood Control District (VSFCD) is undertaking an aggressive pilot program to control wet weather flows and eliminate sanitary sewer overflows (SSOs) that are...

Larger Foraminifers as Contributors to Carbonate Beach Sands
Larger foraminifers are locally significant contributors to tropical carbonate sediments, particularly in the Indo-Pacific region. The two major factors influencing foraminiferal production...

Environmental Fluid Mechanics
Theories and Applications
Sponsored by the Fluids Committee of the Engineering Mechanics Division of ASCE. This report provides environmental engineers with a comprehensive...

Comparison of Hydrodynamic Parameters for a Floating Breakwater
The U. S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center is in the process of developing a Rapidly Installed Breakwater System (RIBS) for use in Joint Logistics Over the Shore Operations...

Raising the Bar - 345kV Uprating
The paper presents solutions to increasing the transfer capacity (book rating) of two critical 345kV tie lines. Described are computer modeling techniques using laser survey data coupled...

 

 

 

 

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