Ultimate Depth of Scour Around Bridge Piers
A design equation for estimating ultimate depth of local scour at bridge piers has been proposed which is based upon the envelope curves drawn to published field data covering a wide range...

Probable Maximum Flood Estimation for New and Existing Dams
Although various attempts have been made to streamline the procedures to determine PMF hydrographs for the design of new and rehabilitation of existing dams, there still remains a great...

A Lagrangian Model for Surface Buoyant Jets
A model is developed to predict the trajectory of a surface buoyant discharge into a large receiving water body. A Lagrangian approach is used to trace the path of a `control volume' of...

High-Resolution Upwind Schemes for Solving Mass Transport Equation
A fractional-step algorithm is employed to solve the mass transport equation by decomposing the advection-dispersion equation into two portions, pure advection and pure dispersion. High-resolution...

Air Entrainment and Bubble Behavior in Plunge Pools
This study analyzes air entrainment by falling nappes and bubble behavior in plunge pools, using an experimental-analytical-numerical method. The experimental work was done at the Tennessee...

Stochastic Control With Bounded Sample Paths: An Application to Reservoir Systems
The consideration of at least the first two statistical moments for the storage volumes of a reservoir system is crucial in an analysis aimed at determining the optimal operations policies...

An Interagency Overview of Selected Stream Sedimentation Models
The author's experience in developing stream sedimentation models is presented. The interagency study consisted of three phases. Phase one involved making an inventory of the computer...

Strengths and Weaknesses of Shallow Water Equations in Steep Open Channel Flow
The paper evaluates the strengths and weaknesses of shallow water equations in steep open channel flow. These equations, 1) St. Venant equations, 2) steep slope shallow water equations...

Fortification of MMOC Models for Steep-Channel Flows
The Multimode Method of Characteristics(MMOC), designed to solve unsteady flows, is a new comprehensive scheme formulated by merging several individual characteristic schemes of the specified-time-interval...

Equilibrium Beach Profiles on the Catalan Coast

Empirical Guidance for Siting Berms to Promote Stability or Nourishment Benefits

Empirical Prediction of Strong Ground Motion
In 1982, we published equations for the prediction of various measures of ground motion as a function of earthquake magnitude, distance from the earthquake rupture, and site geology. Many...

Tuned Mass Damper in Tall Building Design
Viscoelastic dN and tuned mass dampers are often used by tall building designers to control wind-induced building vibrations resulting from such phenomena as vortex shedding, galloping,...

Hybrid Control of Seismic-Excited Bridge Structures Using Variable Dampers
A method of control for seismic-excited buildings or bridge structures using variable dampers is presented. The control method is based on the theory of variable structure system (VSS)...

Neural Networks in Structural Control
Let the response of a simple two-story frame to a stochastic dynamic excitation be controlled by activating suitable actuators. A neural network is trained to recognize, from the measurement...

Wind-Induced Vibrations of Tall Buildings Using Tuned Mass Damper
A Lagrange formulation is applied to tall buildings using tuned mass damper. The resulting equations of motion are analyzed using a frequency window method. The method reduces the computational...

Liquefaction Evaluation by Seismic Potential Procedure
Empirical procedures in common use for liquefaction evaluation employ information from a variety of sources in order to evaluate whether or not a site will undergo liquefaction. The information...

Sensitivity and Probabilistic Analyses of Ground Water Travel Time in a Fractured and Variably-Saturated Geologic Medium
This paper presents a method for sensitivity and probabilistic analyses of performance of a hypothetical nuclear waste repository located in a layered, fractured, and variably-saturated...

Radionuclide Transport in Fractured Media
Until recently, the classical advective-dispersive transport equation was considered to be an adequate model for describing the motion of a solute (e.g. radionuclides) in porous and fractured...

A Galerkin Method for the Convection—Diffusion Equation Using Asymmetric Weighting Functions
A variation of the Petrov-Galerkin method of solution of a partial differential equation is presented in which the weight function applied to the time derivative term of a one-dimensional...

 

 

 

 

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