Uncertainty in Probabilistic Seismic Hazard Analysis

Bayesian Methods for Seismic Fragility Assessment of Lifeline Components

Component Vulnerability Modeling Issues for Analysis of Seismic Risks to Transportation Lifeline Systems

Life Safety Risk Criteria in Seismic Decisions

The Submarine Mission
A new Navy engineering and support facility for submarines has been designed and constructed at Lake Pend Oreille, near Bayview, Idaho. The project includes a bridge approach to the facility,...

Winning Combination
The complex, 4.1-mi (6.6-km) long Richmond-San Rafael Bridge across San Francisco Bay is being upgraded as part of California's $2.5-billion program for seismically retrofitting...

In Situ Behavior of Breakwaters in Constantza Port—Romania
In order to build breakwaters, especially in the areas with heavy storms, a special analysis on the several factors is necessary. In addition, surveillance of time behavior of breakwaters...

Predicted Service Life of Armor Stone: A Case History
Laboratory testing for determination of true rock quality in terms of expected performance is not clear-cut, may be misleading, and requires extensive interpretation by an expert. This...

Geotechnical Aspects of Beach Restoration
Large-scale beach restoration undertaken by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in Florida requires millions of cubic yards of beach quality sand. Exploration for these sand resources starts...

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....

Load Test Program Pays Off

Guidelines for Testing Large Seismic Isolator and Energy Dissipation Devices
This report outlines the HITEC Technical Evaluation Plan for large seismic isolator and energy dissipation devices. The plan is designed to characterize the fundamental properties and...

Acceptable Risk Processes
Lifelines and Natural Hazards
Prepared by the Council on Disaster Reduction and the Technical Council on Lifeline Earthquake Engineering of ASCE. This TCLEE Monograph provides engineers...

Holding Steady
The San Diego—Coronado Bay Bridge is an unmistakable landmark that frames the skyline of downtown San Diego, providing a vital link between the mainland and the Coronado peninsula. The...

Competitive Edge
A new design system called the simplified economical bridge design (SEBD) makes steel cost-competitive with concrete for short- and medium-span bridges for the first time. In fact, a comparative...

High-Tech Inspection
The Federal Highway Administration's National Bridge Inspection Program requires the states to report the condition of its bridges as determined by visual inspection, and...

Going Against the Grain
Conventional wisdom has it that granular soils perform better in mechanically stabilized earth (MSE) wall systems. Their properties are well known and simple to express in mathematical...

Integration of Watershed and Ecological Site Land Classification Scales Using GIS Technology
Advanced analysis of hydrologic processes for use in natural resource simulation models and related applications including rangeland health assessments can be facilitated by the integration...

Better BMP Practices
A study of the professional literature indicates that the meaning of the term BMP, literally signifying a Best Management Practice, has diverged, depending on the professional field. Use...

Finding a Better Cover
An ongoing field test at Sandia National Laboratories, in Albuquerque, New Mexico, compares a basic soil and a compacted clay landfill cover currently prescribed by Environmental Protection...

 

 

 

 

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