Shear Effects on the Free Vibrations of Coupled Shear Walls

Prediction of Settlement of Spread Footings

Replacement of a Failed Embankment Designed to Accommodate Large Settlement: A Case Study
Thick deposits of soft, normally to slightly preconsolidated, organic clay are common at low elevations along the riverbanks of southeast Texas. Both the moisture content and liquid limit...

Seismic Settlement of Shallow Footings on Sands
In this contribution, the progressive seismic settlement of shallow footings on cohesionless soils is calculated using a sliding block model. Beyond a critical horizontal acceleration,...

Environmental Effects of Flooding at a USCG Base
In July of 1993, the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) Base St. Louis facility was flooded. As the flood waters receded and cleanup efforts were initiated, a number of environmental issues had to...

Anomalous Measurements in a Compound Duct
An anomalous velocity distribution on the 'flood plain' of a compound duct is reported and discussed. The tentative conclusion is that the phenomenon is to be explained by the co-existence...

Measurements of the Hydrodynamic Lift and Drag Forces Acting on Riprap Side Slope
Direct measurements have been made of lift and drag forces acting on a 20.1 mm spherical particle placed within the riprapped 1.5 H: 1 V side slope of a 10 m long channel which was protected...

Simultaneous Flow Visualization and Hot-Film Measurements
High-speed video recording of flow visualizations in the near wall region of a turbulent open channel flow was synchronized with hot-film measurements of flow velocity and bed shear stress...

Revised Hydraulic Design of the Rio Hondo Flood Control Channel
The US Army Engineer District, Los Angeles has completed a major review study of the Los Angeles County Drainage Area (US Army, 1992) and has determined that the existing flood control...

Behavior of Hydraulic Jump Basins

Monitoring and Modeling the Transport of Coarse Single Particles in Mountain Rivers
The dynamics of single cobbles was studied in the alpine river Lainbach using the Magnetic Tracer Technique (MATT) and radiotransmitters (PETSY = PEbble Transmitter SYstem). Our measurements...

A Study on Mathematical Model for Sediment Yield in Mountain Regions with Large Hillside Slopes
Based on the characteristics of water and soil loss in mountain region with large hillside slopes in southwest of China, the equations of runoff formation and sediment yield are obtained....

Fluvial Hydraulics of Streams and Mountain Rivers with Mobile Bed
The local hydraulic conditions concerning the incipient motion of the bed material in mountain streams are considered. Results of measurements carried out by using the radioisotope tracer...

Thresholds for Gravel and Cobble Motion
Flows necessary to initiate motion of rocks on a lateral bar along the Gunnison River in Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Monument are observed. Gravel and cobbles are painted and...

A General Theory of Channel Adjustment in High Gradient Streams
The paper presents a theory of channel adjustment in high gradient streams. This theory states that given sufficient energy, stream channels will adjust their dimensions and flow hydraulics...

A Mechanism of Pool Formation and Maintenance in Forest Streams
Laboratory and field investigations illustrate a hydraulic mechanism responsible for the formation and maintenance of pools associated with large, in-channel obstructions in forest streams....

Estimating Local Bed Shear Stress in Large Gravel-Bed Rivers
The local bed shear stress τo1 cannot be directly measured and is typically estimated using flow observations in various theoretical or empirical...

Coarse Sediment Transport and the Maintenance of Fish Habitat in the Upper Colorado River
An analysis of the relation between discharge and boundary shear stress is presented for an alluvial reach of the Colorado River near Grand Junction, CO. The analysis indicates that the...

Numerical Model Verification on Tidal Current in Tokyo Bay
Results of a research project to verify the Multiple Level Model for a tidal current analysis in Tokyo Bay are presented in this paper. This study is a part of the subject for the Task...

Boundary Shear in the Vicinity of River Banks
Some experimental data are presented concerning the distribution of boundary shear stresses in trapezoidal open channels for both inbank and overbank flows. The local shear stresses on...

 

 

 

 

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