Behavior of Suction Piles in Sand
In the marine environment, use of suction pressure for the installation of sealed top piles (suction piles) is a promising alternative to driven pile foundations, particularly in deep...

Transmitted Swelling Pressures on Retaining Structures
The main objectives of this paper are to describe a finite element model to simulate the lateral swelling behavior of expansive soils as a function of soil suction change in the soil domain...

A Laboratory Procedure for Partial-Wetting Collapse Determination
Partial wetting results in partial collapse, which is linked to the reduction in soil suction caused by wetting. The laboratory procedure presented in this paper represents a modification...

Osmotic Suction as a Valid Stress State Variable in Unsaturated Soil Mechanics
The hypothesis of the research being presented is that the osmotic suction of soil pore fluid is an independent, valid stress sate variable for unsaturated soils. A review of concepts...

Aspects of the Behavior of Clays on Drying
The drying behavior of compacted London Clay mixed with varying proportions of fine sand is examined, measuring the changes of sample volume, water content and suction. Particular attention...

The Transistor Psychrometer: A New Instrument for Measuring Soil Suction
The transistor psychrometer is the latest instrument available for the measurement of soil moisture suction. It has been developed over a number of years and is very similar in operation...

On the Elasto-Plastic Behavior of an Unsaturated Silt
Due to technical difficulties related to the control and measurement of the suction in unsaturated soils, few experimental data on the mechanical behavior of those soils exits. The paper...

Elasto-Plastic Volume Change of Unsaturated Compacted Clay
Isotropic compression tests were performed on samples of unsaturated compacted kaolin in a modified triaxial cell that allowed separate control of pore water pressure and pore air pressure....

Flow Properties of Unsaturated Soils Under Controlled Suction
Laboratory tests were performed for the hydraulic characterization of three compacted soils under high suction. Moisture changes were studied considering some factors affecting the time...

Water Quality Implications of Encapsulated Atrazine
This paper presents the movement of both encapsulated and wettable powder atrazine under no-till and conventional-till corn in the Coastal Plain physiographic region of Maryland. Soil...

Vortex Suppression in Wet-Pit Pump Intakes
Two distinct examples to suppress both air-entraining and boundary-attached subsurface vortices in large vertical pump intakes are presented that were developed by means of hydraulic model...

Steel Girt Design
Procedures are presented for the design of light gage cold formed girts and hot rolled girts. The effects of continuity, sag rods, and wall sheeting are discussed. Design procedures are...

Modeling Erosion and Deposition Due to Suction and Jet Flows
PHOENICS, a commercial 3-D computational fluid dynamics software package, was modified for simulating seabed erosion and deposition. Time varying sediment fluidization, transport and deposition...

Model Study of New Madrid Pumping Station
The proposed pumping station on the New Madrid Floodway consisted of a draft tube type sump design (referred to as a formed suction inlet) to eliminate swirl and provide a more uniform...

A Case Study on the Modeling of Suction Scoops to Remedy Pump Intake Problems

Uplift of Shallow Underreams in Jointed Clay

Uplift Capacity of Shallow Offshore Foundations
Soil failure under upward loading is investigated by experimental laboratory tests. The problem of uplift capacity is considered in terms of effective stresses in soil skeleton and pore...

Case History: North Slope Alaska Hydraulic Dredging
Alaska's North Slope Borough, with the aid of dredging machinery consultant Michael Weston, and geotechnical consultant Rittenhouse-Zeman & Associates, has pioneered...

Development of the Dredging Wheel
The 'bucket line' dredge and 'cutter suction' dredge are two distinct types of equipment. The cutter suction system has developed more...

Dredge Cutterhead Flow Processes
Feasibility studies of new dredge intake and cutterhead shielding techniques were conducted to improve hydraulic cutterhead dredge performance. Simple modification of the suction mouth...

 

 

 

 

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