Seismic Rehabilitation of Sardis Dam
Extensive subsurface investigation of the embankment dam revealed the existence of a weak layer of silt and soft clay in the original topstratum clay underlaying the upstream shell of...

Open Channels in Fractures Maintained by Deposition and Erosion of Colloids
Colloids initially suspended in the water in fractures can deposit onto the fracture surfaces, and will partially or fully clog the fracture. The amount of clogging will depend on whether...

Use of Flood Control Features for Environmental Mitigation
The US Army Engineer District, Vicksburg (CELMK), plans to construct up to 167 water control structures, 52 confined disposal facilities, and 47 barrow pits as part of a major flood control...

Thin-Walled Finite Element for Curved Multicell Box Girders
The generalized Vlasov's thin-walled beam theory was combined with the finite element technique to develop a new curved thin-walled multicell box girder finite element which can model...

A Generalized Three Invariants Cap Model and its Numerical Implementation to Study Soil-Foundation Interaction
This paper presents a modified cap model that is capable of characterizing cyclic stress-strain behavior of soils and describing variation of shear strength along various stress paths...

Study of a Computer System for Evaluation of Bearing Wall Stresses in Structural Planning — Reasoning by Neural Network
This report proposes a reasoning system for bearing shear wall stresses in the ultimate state by using geometrical data of buildings and shear walls at the initial stage of aseismic structural...

A Numerical Procedure to Compute Bearing Capacity of Shallow Foundations
A simple numerical procedure of calculation of bearing capacity of shallow foundation is proposed. This procedure employs the Terzaghi-Prandtl model of general shear failure. In this paper,...

Barriers for Innovation and Technology Transfer in the Public Works Infrastructure R&D
Utilization of technologies and innovation to revitalize America's public works infrastructure is beset with barriers. Some critical barriers, identified through literature review and...

Mitigation of Excessive Wastewater Infiltration/Inflow Effects for US Army Installations
Wastewater collection system on military installations require periodic maintenance and repair, and occasionally upgrading. Deterioration of wastewater systems enables the entry of extraneous...

Subsidence Properties of Holocene Sediments: S. La.
As part of a comprehensive USGS-sponsored study of processes that drive subsidence and wetland loss in south Louisiana, two continuously cored deep borings (60 m and 72 m) were acquired...

The Dredging Research Program of the US Army Corps of Engineers
The Corps of Engineers Dredging Research Program (DRP) was established in Fiscal Year 1988 as a seven-year program with the objective of developing products that reduce the cost of dredging...

Wave Climate Studies Along the Turkish Coast of the Black Sea
Wind-generated waves produce the most powerful forces to which coastal structures are subjected. Therefore, wave information is required for the proper planning and reliable design of...

Development of the Long Caisson Type Vertical Breakwater
The width of the caisson of a breakwater is calculated based mainly on the wave force expected to act on the caisson. IN this calculation, the assumed wave force is the peak wave force...

Friction Factors in Coastal Flooding
As the world's coastal zones are being developed and the coastal population increases, coastal flooding, or rather the prediction of its extent and frequency of occurrence, becomes a more...

Simulation of Subsurface Drainage of Highway Pavements
An analysis of the drainage of a pavement system from initial saturation incorporates a realistic assessment of the drainable porosity of the base. This analysis indicates that if a granular...

Density Currents in Pollutant Transport and Mixing
A buoyant spreading model for the current-advected plume is formulated including several distinct mechanisms: convective spreading, interfacial friction spreading, entrainment at the density...

Computation of Flow Past a Cylinder Mounted on a Flat Plate
The surface shear stress distribution in the vicinity of a circular cylinder - mounted normal to a rigid flat plate - produced by the three-dimensional flow past it, is investigated numerically...

Mixing Characteristics of a Transitional Stratified Two-Layer Flow
Small scale structures in a stably stratified two-layer flow are investigated. The flow configuration has the initial velocity interface displaced with respect to the density interface....

Selective Withdrawal in a Rotating Stratified Fluid
In this paper we consider the axisymmetric flow of a rotating stratified fluid into a point sink. Linear analysis of the initial value problem of flow of a linearly stratified fluid into...

Fractal Dimension of Aggregated Sediments
Cohesive sediment dynamics in estuarine systems are strongly affected by particle aggregation and flocculation. These processes are mainly controlled by the Brownian motion, flow turbulence...

 

 

 

 

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