Argentina: Advances on Coastal Management
This paper updates the description and analysis of coastal management strategies and institutional arrangements as practiced in Argentina at national, provincial and municipal levels....

DUNEBASE—Information Management System
DUNEBASE - an information management system designed to facilitate access to, and use of, large text information banks and data bases on geomorphology, human use, and vegetation of the...

Management and Engineering at Araruama Lagoon, Brazil
Contrary to generalized expectations, the shores of Araruama Lagoon turned out to be abundant of examples of morphological changes, primarily due to disregard of basic coastal engineering...

Large Flood Plains Modeling by a Cell Scheme: Application to the Pantanal of Mato Grosso
The computational modeling of large flood plains presents difficulties related to the mathematical approach of the phenomenon and also to the discretization of the area under study. In...

The Northern Coast of the State of Rio De Janeiro
This work presents a general characterization of a portion of the coastline of the State of Rio de Janeiro, based on observations made between 1988 and 1992, as part of Littoral Rio project....

Restoring the Beach Profile with Vegetation
Owing to the fast moving urban expansion of the city of Rio de Janeiro toward one of its most preserved coastal areas, Barra da Tijuca district, it was necessary to implement some substructure...

Institutional Cosiderations for the Integrated Coastal Zone Management of Belize
The ultimate goal of Belize's integrated coastal zone management plan is the achievement of the sustainable and diversified utilization of the coastal complex while preserving critical...

The Sea Sentinels Project: Watching Waves in Brazil
This paper presents the first results of the Sea Sentinels-a project for monitoring nearshore wave conditions in Brazil by means of visual observations. The observation techniques used...

Managing Beach Erosion in Fortaleza, Brazil
The littoral of the metropolitan region of Fortaleza City, State of Ceara in the Northeastern part of Brazil, has suffered significant morphological changes during this century. There...

Geographic Information System Planning for Geotechnical and Earthquake Engineering Applications at the Savannah River Site, SC
The Savannah River Technology Center (SRTC) of the Savannah River Site is in the planning stages of compiling a geological, geophysical, and seismological data base on an industry standard...

125 KW Small Hydro Power Plant for Escuela El Sembrador Catacamas, Honduras, C.A.

Verification Techniques Used in Modeling Charleston Harbor, South Carolina

Transportation Lifeline Losses in Large Eastern Earthquakes
In December 1991 Applied Technology Council (ATC) and its subcontractor, EQE Inc., completed a 2-year Federal Emergency Management Agency-sponsored study to assess the seismic vulnerability...

Hydraulic Design of Offshore Breakwater in Sergipe, Brazil
A Petrobras (Petroleo Brasileiro S.A.) marine terminal was recently constructed in Sergipe, Brazil (Figure 1). The offshore breakwater was initially designed in a conventional way, but...

Design and Proposed Construction Techniques for Pangue Dam
The paper describes the site conditions, design and proposed construction methods for the 115 m high Pangue Dam, Chile's first RCC dam. Trial mix design work and test embankments...

Design of Miel II—A High RCC Dam
Miel II Dam is a 141 m high RCC structure designed for the tropical mountains of central Columbia. Interesting features are its height (considerably higher than any existing RCC Dam),...

Roller Compacted Concrete Arch/Gravity Dams—South African Experience
The paper traces the development of roller compacted concrete (RCC) dams in South Africa, and in particular the application to arch/gravity dams. The Department of Water Affairs and Forestry...

A Review of Design Criteria for High RCC Dams
The 1980s could be considered to be the decade during which roller-compacted concrete dams came of age. This economic method of construction is sufficiently proven that very large dams...

Construction of Urugua-I RCC Dam
Considerations concerning the RCC construction process and its relation with the design and quality are analyzed. The paper contains topics related to the experience obtained at Urugua-i...

Behavior of Urugua-I Dam
URUGUA-I with its 76 m height is one of the higher lean roller compacted concrete dams. The project includes some outstanding features like the very low cement content and a PVC membrane...

 

 

 

 

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