Aeolian Sediment Transport Under Offshore Wind Conditions: Implications for Aeolian Sediment Budget Calculations
Field studies of aeolian sediment transport on natural beaches reveal measured transport rates that are lower than those predicted by existing equations developed in arid environments...

The Use of a Flood Damage Rating System to Aid Urban Stormwater Management
Increasing urbanisation and the subsequent decrease in natural storage and infiltration potential in a catchment, cause increased runoff peaks and volumes. Existing stormwater drainage...

Applicability of Gabion Dams for the Control and Release of Storm Water Runoff

Reactive Irrigation Scheduling for Sloping Furrow Irrigation
We developed a technique for estimating the proportion of the applied irrigation water that is effective when using furrow irrigation. To apply the method, irrigators would need to know...

BASIN 2.0 for the Design of Level-Basin Irrigation Systems
The purpose of this paper is to present a computer program for the hydraulic design of level-basin irrigation systems. The first of three design modes provides design based on the advance...

Streamflow Depletions and Water Transfers in Idaho
In the state of Idaho, streamflow depletions are quantified utilizing parameters of rate of flow, total volume diverted, and volume consumptively used. This paper summarizes the engineering...

New Jersey Bridge Scour Evaluation Program
The New Jersey Department of Transportation has undertaken an ambitious scour evaluation program for the existing waterway bridges in the state. The methodology developed and utilized...

Repeatability and Oblique Flow Response Characteristics of Current Meters
Laboratory investigation into the precision and accuracy of various mechanical-current meters are presented. Horizontal-axis and vertical-axis meters that are used for the measurement...

Selecting Sediment Transport Equation for Scour Simulation at Bridge Crossing
Gravel transport formulas were tested in order to select a formula for simulating stream channel changes of Stony Creek in northern California. At a stream reach undergoing scour, the...

Reliability Analysis of Levee System of a River
The levee height is determined by the summation between computed water level and an assumed freeboard. The water level is computed by given discharge in the steady conditions. Therefore,...

Level of Service in Bridge Management Systems
The Federal Highway Administration's Sufficiency Rating is not adequate for evaluating bridges. It ignores fundamental bridge characteristics and is far too subjective. The Level of Service...

Water Leakage through Cracks in Reinforced Concrete

Evaluation of Runway Roughness for Fighter Jets
A new roughness evaluation procedure is needed, especially, when dealing with modern fighter jets. To this end, a comprehensive pilot attitude survey was conducted in Israel in order to...

In Search of Better Load Ratings
Typically, engineers must make a number of subjective assumptions regarding loading and response behavior when they develop a load rating for civil structures. As a result, many unknowns...

Foreign Investment in Latin America: A Second Look
It has become common to hear that Latin America has emerged from the lost decade of the 1980s, a period when virtually every country in the region suffered from high debt, high inflation...

Longshore Sediment Transport Rate at Morro Bay, CA
Estimates of sediment transport rate in the vicinity of Morro Bay Harbor are needed as part of an investigation of possible modifications to the existing Federal project. Because the site...

A Design Manual for Coastal Fluidization Systems
This paper summarizes a recently completed design manual on fluidization systems to manage sand in the coastal environment for sand bypassing at inlets and harbor mouths and for creating...

Rate-Dependent Plasticity Representation for Energy-Absorbing Materials
A three dimensional rate-dependent plasticity constitutive model is developed for rigid polyurethane foams. In the model, the material is decomposed into skeleton and solid matrix from...

Comparative Evaluation of Plasticity Theories Against Tension-Torsion Test at Finite Strain
This paper investigates and evaluates three hardening theories against a variety of nonproportional loading experiments on tubes made of annealed copper. It was concluded that the isotropic...

Computerized Tomographic Analysis of Fluid Flow in Fractured Tuff
The purpose of this summary is to demonstrate the usefulness of X-ray computerized tomography to observe fluid flow down a fracture and rock matrix inhibition in a sample of Bandelier...

 

 

 

 

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