Steel-Concrete Interaction by Means of Film Sensors
By adapting a recently-developed technique based on the piezoelectrical properties of relatively thick films made of Polyvinyldifluor organic composites and extensively used in robotics,...

Practical Application of Tuned Liquid Damper for Tall Buildings
Performance of TLD, based on the full-scale measurement of an actual tall building, is discussed in this paper. Wind induced vibration of the SYP Tower was measured during a gusty day,...

Instrumentation and Testing of a Three Hinge Arch for Service Loads Increase
A three hinge arch railroad bridge was instrumented and tested to evaluate its condition and the required modification for increasing the service loads. Initially the structure was designed...

Laser Generation and Detection of Ultrasound in Concrete
Laser ultrasonics is a non-contact nondestructive evaluation method that uses lasers to generate and detect elastic waves. In this work, laser ultrasonics is used to produce broadband...

Sensors and Techniques for Structural Monitoring
This paper summarizes measurement requirements for the monitoring of engineering structures and describes new sensor/system configurations that are finding useful application in field...

Assessing the Impact of Channel Deepening in Delaware Bay Through Numerical Modeling
A three-dimensional numerical hydrodynamic model of Delaware Bay is being developed to assess the impact of deepening the navigation channel from near the mouth of Delaware Bay to the...

Simulated Circulation and Transport in Adjacent Wind-Driven Estuaries in North Carolina
The Pamlico and Neuse River estuaries, in North Carolina, display similar physical characteristics because of their proximity and physiographic setting. Yet, because of channel configuration...

Demonstration of the Wes New York Bight Hydrodynamic Model in Long Island Sound
Recently, a three-dimensional numerical hydrodynamic model of the New York Bight developed by the Waterways Experiment Station was applied to the Long Island Sound subregion, using NOAA's...

A Multi-Dimensional Transport Model Utilizing a Characteristic-Galerkin Approach
A multi-dimensional transport model based on the RMA series of finite element models has been developed utilizing a characteristic-Galerkin approach. This paper examines the application...

Instrumented Buoy Network Response to Ocean Swell
The National Data Buoy Center has an extensive network of more than 20 moored buoys along the west coast of North America And in the Eastern North Pacific Ocean. The network ranges from...

Directional Wave Data – Measurements and Modeling Coast of Florida Erosion and Storm Effects Study
The U.S. Army of Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District, and the Florida Department of Enviromental Protection are co-sponsors of a study to evaluate the coastal processes along the...

Measured Total Wave Climate of a Small Craft Harbor
Measurements of waves in a small craft harbor were analyzed for the purpose of determining the existing wave climate energy levels causing the excessive agitation of moored small craft...

Nonlinear Decomposition of a 2-D Wave Field
Based on an understanding of nonlinear wave interaction in dual component wave, a new numerical scheme allowing for hybrid wave-mode modeling has been developed. in the hybrid wave-mode...

NDBC Wave Data—Current and Planned
The National Data Buoy Center (NDBC) of the National Weather Service (NWS), operates a large number of buoy and fixed-platform environmental data reporting stations in geographical areas...

Measurement and Analysis of Wave Data in Los Angeles—Long Beach Harbors

Design of an In-Situ Directional Wave Gage for One Year Deployments
This paper describes the design and implementation of a new in-situ, directional wave gage that records hourly directional spectra continuously during a 13-month deployment period. If...

A Comparison of Three Wave-Measuring Buoys
We compare the performance of three wave-measuring buoys: a Seatex WavescanTM, an Endeco/YSI WavetrackTM,...

A Sonobuoy-Sized Expendable Air-Deployable Directional Wave Sensor
Obtaining wave information from small expendable air-deployable buoys is important for numerous military operations, civilian applications, and research purposes. Such buoys may be deployed...

Buoy Directional Wave Measurements Using Magnetic Field Components
Directional wave data can be estimated using the heave, pitch and roll motion of a discus buoy, which are conventionally measured by a pitch-roll sensor. To reduce the size and cost, this...

Coastal Engineering Data Retrieval System (CEDRS)
The Coastal Engineering Data Retrieval System (CEDRS) is a menu driven microcomputer resident database which provides both hindcast and measured wind and wave data for use in the field...

 

 

 

 

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