Survey of Stormwater Detention State of Practice
A survey of stormwater professionals in the United States and Canada was conducted by the Urban Drainage and Flood Control District in 1991 regarding the current state of practice in the...

EPA's Public Consultation and Communications Needs Assesment for Its WIPP Outreach Program

A Probabilistic Approach to Assessing Radioactive Waste Container Lifetimes

Reactor Life: Impacts on Waste Management

SELECTCRANE: An Expert System for Optimum Crane Selection
Every major project undertaken today requires the services of a crane(s) to ensure that all materials and equipment hoisting and placement are performed in the most efficient manner. The...

Using Knowledge Based Systems for Training the Young Engineer
A Knowledge Based System 'HYDOC' (Hydraulic Design of Open Channels) is presented as a means to capture the knowledge of evaluating an open channel design problem to help teach evaluating...

How Do Geosynthetics Improve Pavement's Performance

Application of Field Data to Serviceability and Life Prediction of Highway Bridges

Serviceability of Earth Retaining Structures
Civil Engineers increasingly face decisions concerning the serviceability of existing earth retaining structures. Serviceability limit states describe the functional disruption which occurs...

Predicting Paint's Service Life

Technical Understanding in Successful Environmental Negotiations
Scientists at the National Ecology Research Center conducted a series of case studies of consultations concerning the environmental conditions to be included in Federal Energy Regulatory...

Practical Application of Tuned Liquid Damper for Tall Buildings
Performance of TLD, based on the full-scale measurement of an actual tall building, is discussed in this paper. Wind induced vibration of the SYP Tower was measured during a gusty day,...

Field Evaluation of Concrete Pavement Joint Sealants in Utah

Assessment of Distress Models for Prediction of Pavement Service Life

Environmental Consulting Grows Up
The environmental engineering industry got its first taste of maturity in 1992, courtesy of the weak U.S. economy. Revenue growth, which had raced along at a 25%-30% clip for years, abruptly...

Natural Hazard Issues in International Structural Engineering

Relationships with Architects and Owners
There are many issues which affect the relationships between structural engineers and on the other, the owner clients. This paper discusses some of those issues from the point of view...

International Organization of Structural Consultants

Fatigue Damage Accumulation Under Non-Gaussian Loads
The stochastic fatigue life prediction method, namely the Rayleigh approximation method, is almost exact when the loading is both normal (Gaussian) and narrowband. However, in many realistic...

Performance and Serviceability of Composite Floors
Concrete slabs on steel deck are the most common type of floor system in use today. This system of construction is particularly advantageous when ultimate strength design (LRFD) is used....

 

 

 

 

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