Fortuna Concrete Face Rockfill Dam
The Fortuna Dam is a 60 m high concrete face rockfill dam located in Panama, designed to be built in two stages. This paper describes the construction of the first stage dam, 60 m high,...

A New Panama Canal?
The Panama Canal is expected to be obsolete by the end of the century. Already there are serious problems with ship traffic through the Canal: volume of traffic is down, average transit...

Dirt and Steam
Mechanization came late to the construction industry, and it was not until the middle of the nineteenth century that power earth moving machinery began to be used. Steam powered floating...

Civil Engineers are People
Historians have failed to recognize the giants among history's engineers as among our civilization's great men. Instead, great generals, politicians and artists...

The Forgotten Engineer: John Stevens and the Panama Canal
John Frank Stevens was appointed by President Theodore Roosevelt in 1903 to take over the flagging Panama Canal project when John Wallace quit. Stevens had been an outstanding railroad...

Panama's Forgotten Designer: John Frank Stevens
John Frank Stevens was the Panama Canal's second Chief Engineer. He planned and started the canal's construction, yet he has seemingly been forgotten in historical...

Wave Statistics from Hurricane Dora (Coastal Engineering Conference in Santa Barbara, California, October 1965)
Detailed statistical investigations of observed waves at Panama City, Fla., during Hurricane Dora are presented. Some of the effects of nonlinearities are shown, and correlation of ordinary...

Construction Planning for a Sea-Level Panama Canal
The conversion of the existing Panama Lock Canal to sea level will be the largest earthmoving project ever undertaken. Depending on the final cross section selected, it will require the...

Wave Statistics from Hurricane Dora at Panama City, Florida

Nuclear Excavation of a Sea-Level Isthmian Canal
Data on high-explosive and nuclear cratering events are combined with 1947 Route Surveys (Panama Canal Company) to estimate the number and yield of the nuclear devices required to excavate...

Water Supply for the Panama Canal
Study of problems of water availability for lockage and power requirements; storage dam on Trinidad arm of Gatun Lake is proposed for solution of acute lockage water shortage....

Overhaul of Locks in the Panama Canal
Panama Canal is one lane canal, despite fact that it has 2 lanes of locks; this situation exists because each lane, in turn, must be closed periodically for maintenance and equipment overhaul;...

Non-Linear Tidal Flows and Electric Analogs
Electrical model of proposed sea level Panama Canal was constructed and measurements of tidal elevations and discharges were made at midpoint and 2 ends of canal; mean velocities were...

Panama Canal - The Sea-Level Project: A Symposium: Traffic and Capacity
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Panama Canal - The Sea-Level Project: A Symposium: Design of Channel
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Panama Canal - The Sea-Level Project: A Symposium: Excavation Slopes
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Panama Canal - The Sea-Level Project: A Symposium: Ship Performance in Restricted Channels
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Panama Canal - The Sea-Level Project: A Symposium: Tidal Currents
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Panama Canal - The Sea-Level Project: A Symposium: Flood Control
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Panama Canal - The Sea-Level Project: A Symposium: The Future and the Panama Canal
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