Settlement of Footings on Granular Materials: Low and Large Strain Parameters
Many methods have been proposed to predict the settlement of shallow foundations on granular soils. The analysis of more than 200 case histories shows that there is no correlation between...

Deformations in Granular Soils Due to Cyclic Loading

Advances in Strain-Hardening Cement Based Composites

Using Drop Structures for Stream Gaging
A long term monitoring program of 15 watersheds, for the purpose of studying channel response to erosion control measures being constructed in north Mississippi, is being conducted by...

Using the SedBed Monitor to Measure Bed Load
An acoustic distance measuring device (SedBed Monitor) was developed to accurately measure bed surface transects in a sediment and water recirculating flume. From these transects the rate...

A New Basic Principle for a New Series of Hydraulic Measurements. Erosion by Abrasion, Corrosion, Cavitation and Sediment Concentration
The DECAVER is a novel apparatus able to make new measurements in various domains where an erosion is produced in an aqueous medium. It gives the erosion rate and the accumulated erosion....

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...

Strain Measurement on the Runner of a Hydroelectric Turbine
Twelve strain gages were installed on the 10-m-diameter runner of Unit G-23 (700 MW) at Grand Coulee Dam, Third Powerhouse. The gages were located on both the pressure and suction sides...

Pressure-Time Flow Rate in Low Head Hydro Plants
Very few methods are accepted for measuring the flow in the large intakes typical of low head, run-of-the-river hydro plants. These intakes are characteristically short, non-uniform, non-prismatic,...

An Alternative Equation for the Mean Velocity in Gravel-Bed Rivers and Mountain Torrents
Including new field data in the slope range of torrents up to 63%, an empirical equation is developed to express the mean flow velocity in terms of the flow rate, the slope and a characteristic...

Effects of Particle Shape on Bedload Transport
The effects of particle shape on bedload transport in gravel-bed streams are examined using a similarity approach and fractional transport analysis for data from Piceance Creek, Colorado,...

Relation of Unit Gravel Discharge to Mean Velocity
In sand-bed streams, the unit discharge of sand varies approximately with the fifth power of the mean velocity and inversely with the median diameter of the bed sediment. Similar relations...

Sediment Transport Analysis Rio Grande Floodway at San Marcial Gauge
A detailed analysis of sediment transport data collected on Rio Grande Floodway at San Marcial gauge shows that the all-year total load rating curve and the seasonal rating curves yield...

Testing Methods for Roof Systems

Load-Deformation Curves of Normal and High Strength Concrete for a Range of Height to Diameter Ratios

A Shape-Finding Finite Element Analysis for an Equally-Stressed Surface in Membrane Structures
A finite element method is proposed to obtain an equally-stressed surface in a membrane structure, where the displacements and rotations of a membrane are in general finite and nonlinear....

Estimating Load Impacts on Highway Structures Using the National Bridge Inventory Database
The issuance of single and multiple permits to operate vehicles exceeding legal weight limits, along with the policy-level analysis of bridge impacts induced by changes in vehicle size...

An Integrated System for Evaluation, Rating and Management of Bridges
This paper describes a software system that can effectively be used in bridge management and planning. The system integrates several modules each capable of conducting a specific task...

Etched Fibers for Strain and Vibration Measurements

Serpentine Optical Fiber Strain Gauge Evaluation

 

 

 

 

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