Singapore on the Move
Tunneling in areas that are densely populated and highly developed is never easy, but an addition to Singapore's Mass Rapid Transit system was needed to serve those in the...

MAX Transit
Two expansions to the Metropolitan Area Express (MAX) light-rail transit system in Portland, Oregon, illustrate the value of exemplary planning and creative financing. The Airport MAX...

Acceptable Risk Processes
Lifelines and Natural Hazards
Prepared by the Council on Disaster Reduction and the Technical Council on Lifeline Earthquake Engineering of ASCE. This TCLEE Monograph provides engineers...

Rising Tide
In an effort to accommodate a new light-rail system in New Jersey between Camden and Trenton, the state's Department of Transportation began the formidable task of enhancing...

Berm Breakwaters—Design, Construction and Monitoring
The philosophy of the fieldwork of Berm breakwaters was applied in Iceland. A few case histories were described with emphasis on quarry investigations, design, construction and monitoring....

Comparison of Hydrodynamic Parameters for a Floating Breakwater
The U. S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center is in the process of developing a Rapidly Installed Breakwater System (RIBS) for use in Joint Logistics Over the Shore Operations...

Predicted Service Life of Armor Stone: A Case History
Laboratory testing for determination of true rock quality in terms of expected performance is not clear-cut, may be misleading, and requires extensive interpretation by an expert. This...

Big Idea
The reconstruction of the Big I—the intersection of interstate routes 25 and 40 in Albuquerque that was named for its appearance from the sky—was likely to disrupt commuters and interstate...

The Train Lane
With the elimination of more than 200 at-grate roadway crossings, the Alameda Corridor - $2.4-billion rail cargo expressway in Los Angeles - will carry 100 freight trains in and out of...

Turbulence, Bottom Boundary Conditions, and Sediment Transport in a Shallow Water Habitat
Field experiments were designed to explore the effects of vegetation on the hydrodynamics and sediment transport in Franks Tract, a shallow water habitat in the Sacramento-San Joaquin...

Railways

Component Vulnerability Modeling Issues for Analysis of Seismic Risks to Transportation Lifeline Systems

Heat and Mass Transport in Porous Media

Buffalo Cove Water Management Unit, Atchafalaya Basin, LA: A Case Study
The Atchafalaya Basin is a system undergoing change in topography and subsequently, hydraulics and hydrology. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers funded and constructed an initial small-scale...

Effects of Wildfire on Water Supplies: A Case Study from Denver, Colorado
Wildfires can directly impact municipal water supplies by increasing a watersheds susceptibility to erosion, and thereby potentially increasing the transport of sediment and organic matter...

Watershed Management Strategies for the Sustainable Environmental Rehabilitation of Stressed Areas in Northern Greece
The present paper has a two prong emphasis. Firstly, it demarcates the physical, structural and socio-economic environment in central Macedonia and the associated water management issues....

Stochastic and Deterministic Origins of Aquatic and Riparian Habitats
Development of aquatic and riparian habitats involves interactions among large numbers of climatic, geomorphic, hydrologic, and vegetative processes over time. A major component of these...

Using Tracer Response Curves to Quantify Hydraulic and Channel Complexity of Prairie Creek, Northwestern California: Implications for Over Wintering Habitat for Juvenile Coho Salmon
This study measured and compared aspects of channel structural complexity with hydraulic complexity at a range of flows including winter storm flows. Five 200-meter reaches containing...

Investigation of Flood Protection from Alluvial Fan Flows and Minimizing Impacts to a Sensitive Habitat Preserve: Whitewater River Basin, Coachella Valley, California
The study describes and evaluates (1) the baseline conditions to hydrology, hydraulics, wind transport of sand, sediment transport by fluvial process, the environment, economics, and (2)...

Design Considerations for the North Railroad Alluvial Fan Levee System in Boulder City, Nevada
This paper presents a drainage study for a flood control levee system in Boulder City, Nevada. This levee system is located below an alluvial fan watershed and was proposed to protect...

 

 

 

 

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