Consolidation Settlements and Pore Pressure Dissipation
A test fill was constructed off the coast of one of the outer islands in Hong Kong to evaluate the consolidation characteristics of a soft plastic clay deposit known as Hong Kong mud....

Vacuum consolidation Technology–Principles and Field Experience
Vacuum consolidation is an effective means for improvement of saturated soft soils. The soil site is covered with an airtight membrane and a vacuum is created underneath it by using a...

Vacuum-Assisted Consolidation of a Hydraulic Landfill
As part of the Pier 300 42-acre site ground modification project, a field test of vacuum-assisted preconsolidation of hydraulic fill was studied. The objective of the test was to assess...

Compressibility for Sand Under One-Dimensional Loading Condition
Empirical equations for one dimensional compression of sand do not include parameters characterizing properties of sand grains (e.g. moduli, size and shape of sand grains, and friction...

Stress-Deformation Behavior of an Embankment on Boston Blue Clay
An 11 m high I-95 embankment was thoroughly instrumented with piezometers, settlement rods and inclinometers to measure the behavior of the underlying 40 m thick deposit of Boston Blue...

Estimation of the Thickness of Transition Zone in Concrete and Characteristics of Transition Zone in High-Strength Concrete

Pilot Test on Groundwater Organics Removal by Low-Pressure Membranes
A 1-year membrane pilot study has been performed to evaluate disinfection-byproduct (DBP) precursors and color removal by low-pressure membranes from groundwater with color values up to...

A Probability Based Approach to the Design and Operation of Soil Vapor Extraction Systems
Soil vapor extraction (SVE) or soil venting is related with Monte Carlo simulation of critical soil characteristics. The correlation yielded a probability based nomograph that may be utilized...

Hydrodynamic Forces in Hydraulic Jump Stilling Basins
The knowledge of hydrodynamic forces acting on hydraulic jump stilling basin slabs has been a research topic for the past four decades. Published methodologies for computing the hydrodynamic...

Eliminating Water Column Separation and Limiting Backspin at a 12,000-Horsepower Pumping Plant
Milwaukee's Water Pollution Abatement Program includes a deep tunnel system which collects combined sewage and street runoff during storms for later treatment when capacity is available...

Pressure-Time Flow Rate in Low Head Hydro Plants
Very few methods are accepted for measuring the flow in the large intakes typical of low head, run-of-the-river hydro plants. These intakes are characteristically short, non-uniform, non-prismatic,...

The Use of Piezoelectric Film in Cavitation Research
A research program was conducted at the St. Anthony Falls Hydraulic Laboratory to investigate impulse pressures caused by the collapse of transient cavitation bubbles. The impulse pressures...

Non-Intrusive Experimental Setup for Inflatable Dam Models
A method which allows for a non-intrusive evaluation of the dynamic response of the inflatable dams under overflow and impounding water conditions is presented. The internal pressure variations...

A Computer-Controlled, Precision Pressure Standard
The operating principles as well as the technical aspects of the implementation of a precision pressure standard are presented here. The instrument can have dual use: either as a pressure...

Predictability and Sensitivity of Groundwater Transport Models
The uncertainty associated with predictions made by solute transport models in groundwater environments must be carefully evaluated to address spatial and time variability as well as data...

Nonlinear Hydrodynamic Pressures on Arch Dam Faces
A finite difference method was used to calculate the nonlinear hydrodynamic pressures on the rigid arch dam faces. The arbitrary reservoir shapes were transformed to a regular cubic by...

Force and Pressure Measurements in Spillway Plunge Pools
Plunge pools are often used to dissipate energy from high head spillways with flip bucket terminal structures. Conventional design of plunge pools has been based on a program of mobile...

Unsteady Spillway Inlet Conditions at the Weatherford Water Supply Reservoir
The Weatherford Water Supply Reservoir, in Weatherford, Texas has had frequent lake-side flooding and has experienced unstable spillway operation. Residents complained that the water had...

Analysis of Selected Prototype Wave and Runup Data
An investigation of wave runup using video camera technology at Duck, N.C. is discussed. Results are provided from a subset of the runup experiment and wave runup level probability density...

Considerations in 2-D Modeling of Hydraulically Steep Flow
Simplifications in the equations used to describe shallow water flow lead to some difficulties in modeling supercritical flow. The hydrostatic assumption produces two significant differences...

 

 

 

 

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