Appraisal of Lightweight Moorings for Deep Water
This paper outlines the potential advantages of using lightweight fiber ropes for mooring floating production platforms. The influence of tether properties on mooring system response is discussed. It is...

Canals, Cutoffs, and the Vicksburg Campaign
During the American Civil War, the term “Union” was used to refer to the United States of America, and specifically to the national government and the 20 free states and five border slave states that supported...

Southern Swell Observed at Oceanside, California

Illustrated Records of the Southern Excursion of the American Society of Civil Engineers

Tying It All Together
The Rancocas Greek Bridge, a steel tied arch designed for both light-rail and freight train loading, may be the first bridge of its kind to carry freight trains in the United States....

Light at the End of the Tunnel
As part of a comprehensive program to control combined sewer overflows in Richmond, Virginia, engineers designed a deep tunnel 5,900 feet long to store the polluted water during severe...

Back on Track
Minneapolis, which last heard the clangor of electric streetcars in 1954, is proving once again that history repeats itself. The streetcars are back - in the form of a swift, modern light-rail...

Lifeline Performance of El Salvador Earthquakes of January 13 and February 13, 2001
Prepared by the Council on Disaster Reduction and Earthquake Investigation Committee of Technical Council on Lifeline Earthquake Engineering of ASCE. ...

Wetlands at Work
As urbanization spread to the southern portion of Staten Island—the home of New York City's last large stand of freshwater wetlands—the New York City Department of Environmental...

Practical Groundwater and Conjunctive Water Optimization
The Simulation/Optimization MOdeling System (SOMOS) makes it easy to do groundwater optimization modeling for a variety of scales and situations. The SOMOA module uses analytical equations,...

Joining Forces
In times of limited funding, roads and mass transit are sometimes seen as competing interests, but in Denver the two are united in a massive effort to reinvent an aging and congested transportation...

MAX Transit
Two expansions to the Metropolitan Area Express (MAX) light-rail transit system in Portland, Oregon, illustrate the value of exemplary planning and creative financing. The Airport MAX...

Rising Tide
In an effort to accommodate a new light-rail system in New Jersey between Camden and Trenton, the state's Department of Transportation began the formidable task of enhancing...

Emphasis on Aesthetics
Architects and structural engineers joined forces to create a large, visually appealing chilled-water plant for high-profile site near the southern gateway to the University of Pennsylvania....

Ahead of the Curve
Four curved steel girder bridges for Pittsburgh's light-rail project posed challenges ranging from multiple site constraints to special rail loads and welded rail interactions....

Application of a SonTek Argonaut Side-Looking (SL) Doppler Flow Meter for Measuring Discharge on the Southern Leg of the Parana' River at the Entrance to the Itaipu Binacional Reservoir, Parana', Brasil
Index-velocity and water level data collected with a SonTek Argonaut Side-Looking (SL) Doppler Flow Meter and channel cross-sectional area data were used to compute total discharge on...

Transporting Hong Kong
In response to a mobile, rapidly growing population, Hong Kong's Kowloon-Canton Railway Corporation is constructing West Rail, a HK$51.7 billion (U.S.$6.7 billion), 30.5 km...

Tunneling with Care
The Mission Valley Light Rail East extension was to run just north of San Diego State University (SDSU), and was to be constructed using a tunnel-boring machine (TBM). But the Metropolitan...

Water In, Water Out
Moving water into and out of the Eastside Reservoir, which will be the largest body of freshwater in southern California, requires some of the largest pumping and water conveyance systems...

Branching Out (Available in Structural Engineering Special Issue only)
The Cologne/Bonn Airport in Germany is currently undergoing its biggest construction project to date: a $200 million, five-story addition. Close and productive collaboration between the...

 

 

 

 

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