Flexible Supply Schedule Missing Link for Effective Surface Irrigation and Automation
Surface irrigation methods - furrow and border-strip are generally thought of as being inefficient and labor intensive. Careful evaluations have shown that as methods they can be very...

Predicting Incipient Fluidization of Fine Sands in Unbounded Domains
Fluidization systems in the coastal environment consist of a water pumping system and a source pipe buried in or near a tidal inlet to maintain a channel or to aid in sand bypassing. If...

Sediment Transport Measurements in the Nile River at Bani Mazar
Measurements of sediment transport on the Nile River were conducted at Bani Mazar (200 km South of Cairo) during high and low water stages. Bed-load and suspended-load transport rates...

Flood Control Design for Development on Alluvial Fans
Hydrology, debris production, sediment transport and hydraulic studies were conducted to provide flood control for a development within an alluvial fan floodplain. Innovative techniques...

Existing U.S. Standards in Hydraulic Engineering
The Task Committee on Recommendations for Standards in Hydraulics confined itself to topics that are used in hydraulic computations or design. Thus numerous standards related to size,...

Design of a Self-Regulating Flap Gate
The objective of the research reported here is to improve the design of a flap gate whose function is to maintain a constant upstream water level over a wide range of flow rates. The self-regulating...

Correlation of Fractional Foam Coverage with Gas Transport Rates
Because breaking waves are believed to increase the flux of gases across the air/sea interface, it may be possible to correlate air/sea gas transport velocities with whitecap coverage....

Experiment on the Efficiency of an Aspirator-Blower Type Aerator
An aspirator-blower type aerator was designed and tested successfully for small lake application. The experiment showed that significant amount of air flow can be generated by the aspirator...

Use of Bender Elements in Soil Dynamics Experiments
Transducers employing piezoelectric bender elements have been found to be versatile sources and receivers of small-amplitude shear waves, with multiple potential applications. The constitutive...

Anatomy of Asphalt
Two main factors will combine over the next several years to alter the composition of asphalt pavements, which make up more than 90% of the paved roads in the U.S. First, a major research...

Applications of Strain and Deflection Monitoring Systems for Post-Earthquake Safety and Usability of Lifelines
The paper proposes and discusses a variety of strain and deflection monitoring devices and systems for post-earthquake safety evaluation of lifelines. There is clearly a need, both in...

Landing on Frictionless Surfaces
Who in his right mind would deliberately land an airplane on a frictionless surface? Unfortunately, professional pilots occasionally encounter situations where the friction between rubber...

ACN-PCN Concepts for Airport Pavement Management
The aircraft classification number-pavement classification number (ACN-PCN) method is the standardized International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) method for reporting airport pavement...

Stochastic Strain-Displacement Matrices for Finite Elements with Random Constitution
A prescribed correlated random field for elastic moduli furnishes an associated population of stochastic shape functions at the element level. The principle of deterministic tractions,...

Reliability-Oriented Materials Design of Composite Materials
A basic formulation for evaluating safety index of unidirectional fiber reinforced laminate is presented. The proposed formulation is based on in-plane failure criteria of composite laminate...

Analysis of Bridge Maintenance and Rating Procedures
In the United States, bridges are routinely rated to evaluate their existing conditions. The formula used to evaluate bridges is called the Sufficiency Rating Formula. The formula uses...

Reliability Assessment and Reliability-Based Rating of Existing Road Bridges
A practical reliability model for the safety assessment and rating of existing R.C. bridges are developed by explicitly incorporating the degree of deterioration and damages based on available...

One-Dimensional Radionuclide Transport Under Time-Varying Conditions
New analytical and numerical solutions are presented for one-dimensional radionuclide transport under time-varying fluid-flow conditions including radioactive decay. The analytical solution...

MECHOD: A Mechanistic Overlay Design Program for Flexible Pavements
This paper presents a fully mechanistic asphalt overlay design procedure for use on microcomputers. The procedure is based on fundamental characteristics of pavement layer properties and...

Impact Strain Investigations on Tetrapods: Results of Dry and Hydraulic Tests

 

 

 

 

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