Behind the Sines, Protugal Breakwater Failure
This article highlights a report on the possible causes of failure of the massive, $178 million breakwater at Sines, Portugal. This was the largest breakwater of its kind in the world....

Estimates of Design Wind from Short Records
Wind speeds of various average return periods are estimated from the series of hourly mean wind speeds assumed independent. This hypothesis of independence is suggested by characteristics...

Don't Always Put Dam in Narrowest Part of Valley
Hydraulic factors must be taken into account in dam planning and design, because the best structural design is not always the most economical. When the potential for downstream flood damage...

Environmental Problems and Products
Solving environment-related problems with certain products in case history format. Includes: Rebuilding a pelican's nest in Colorado, erosion control. Converting a garbage...

Extremes of Autocorrelated Load Model
Usually, a sequence of independent and equally distributed random variables is the statistical model adopted to study the design extremes of geophysical loads. However, the autocorrelation...

Arch Dams: Design and Observation In Portugal
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Rockfill Dams: The Paradela Concrete Face Dam
The 361-foot high Paradela Concrete Face Rockfill Dam forms part of the hydro-power development of Northern Portugal. The paper discusses the selection of site and type of dam, describes...

Rockfill Dams: The Paradela Dam - Foundation Treatment
Foundation conditions at the site of the Paradela Dam in Portugal and the various problems they presented are described. The paper discusses the arrangement of grout curtains and other...

Arch Dams: Design and Observation of Arch Dams in Portugal
Design, model testing, and field observation of six arch dams ranging in height from 60 to 135 m, enabled later designs to be modified to gain increased economy with safety; model studies...

Common Roads, Railways and River Communications in Portugal
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