A Probabilistic Approach to Karstic Foundation Variability
Karst is a landscape formed in soluble rocks caused by movement of water that has become slightly acidic. Limestone, dolomite, and gypsum are vulnerable to these influences and may be...

Determining the True Distributions of Load in Instrumented Piles

Probabilistic Analysis of Long-Term Aquifer Recharge
Long-term time series of aquifer recharge and other aquifer fluxes (aquifer discharge, groundwater extraction) are essential to monitor and understand aquifer processes. This paper presents...

Long-Term Wave Probabilities Based on Hindcasting of Severe Storms

A Probabilistic Investigation of Foundation Design for Offshore Gravity Structures

Probabilistic Fatigue Analysis of Fixed Offshore Structures

Characterization of Particle Class Sizes Associated with Indicator Organisms in Stormwater
The presence of pathogen indicators is the leading cause of water body impairment in the United States, accounting for over 15% of the waters currently requiring TMDL development (USEPA,...

Laboratory Modeling of Vibro-Driven Piles

Application of TOPNET in the Distributed Model Intercomparison Project (DMIP)
This paper describes the application of a networked version of TOPMODEL, TOPNET, as part of the Distributed Model Intercomparison Project, DMIP. The model implementation is based on a...

Impact of Chemically-Induced Clay Transport and Deposition on the Hydraulic Conductivity of a Natural Sand
The purpose of this paper is to understand in part the dynamic impact of surfactants on hydraulic conductivity for designing enhanced pump and treat operations. This paper has two aims:...

Degrees of Belief
Subjective Probability and Engineering Judgment
Degrees of Belief artfully weaves together three elements at the very core of engineering: uncertainties in knowledge, inductive reasoning,...

Uncertainty in Probabilistic Seismic Hazard Analysis

Entire Load-Displacement Characteristics for Direct Shear Failure of Concrete

A Framework for Performance-Based Seismic Design
The following probabilistic framework for seismic performance assessment is presented as an effective foundation for the development of performance-based guidelines. It suggests a generic...

New Parameters to Model Ground Motions
The paper presents three new parameters to characterize earthquake-induced ground motions. All three parameters evolve from the concept of response spectra, and are termed 3D response...

Probabilistic Simplified and Detailed Subsurface Drainage Water Quality Modeling of Nitrate Leaching
A transparent uncertainty structure is derived for simplified and detailed conceptual nitrate leaching as a result of a probabilistic modelling procedure. The uncertainty structure consists...

Predicting Droughts for the South Platte River System
In this paper we apply probability theory and stochastic processes to determine drought properties, particularly drought duration. Spccilicslly, we model the sequences of wet and dry years...

Design Live Loads for Parking Garages
The objective of this research project is to obtain a better understanding of parking garage live loads and to recommend an appropriate value for design. A load survey was conducted in...

Sizing Loose Dumped Rock Riprap: A Probability-Based Approach

Probability of Bridge Failure Due to Scouring

 

 

 

 

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