An Evaluation of Evidence Pertaining to the Origin of Vein Deposits Exposed in Trench 14, Nevada Test Site, Nevada
Large vein-like deposits of calcite and opaline silica that infill the Bow Ridge fault are exposed by Trench 14 at the Nevada Test Site. The origin of the deposits has been the center...

Rocky Mountain Project Seepage Cutoff in Solutioned Limestone
The right abutment of the main closure dam for the Rocky Mountain Project required extensive treatment of deeply weathered shale and solutioned limestone to assure control of seepage and...

Specifying Trench Safety: the Texas Experience
The frequency of accidents during trenching operations has grown so dramatically that the issue has caught the attention of both industry 'insiders' and 'outsiders.'...

Relining of Jordan Aqueduct, Reach 3
As pipelines approach their life expectancy, they may need to be replaced. Or in some instances, replacement is needed much sooner due to defective pipe. Normal replacement operations...

Reconnaissance δ ¹³C and δ¹8O Data from Trench 14, Busted Butte, and Drill Hole G-4, Yucca Mountain, Nevada Test Site
Trench 14 was excavated to investigate the extent of Quaternary movement on the Bow Ridge fault, a north-south structure on the east side of Yucca Mountain. The trench exposes calcite...

Numerical Modeling of a Trench Fill and Scour
The sediment fill and scour in a dredged trench was numerically simulated by the nodal-collocation finite element method and an explicit scheme. The one-dimensional unsteady sediment-laden...

Improvement of Dredged Slurry at Seagirt

The Role of Vegetation in River Bank Erosion
The purpose of this paper is to describe briefly how streambank vegetation, both roots and shoots, modify the 'skin' or surface layer and how this in turn affects...

Infiltration Trenches for Urban Runoff Control
A two-dimensional finite element model has been developed to simulate the transient flow in a variably saturated porous medium for the study of infiltration trenches. Parameters such as...

Vacuum Sewers: Construction and Operating Experience
As an alternative to conventional collection, the vacuum system has many advantages. Smaller diameter pipes, shallower trenches and the ability to make vertical and horizontal field changes...

Design and Construction of Infiltration Trenches
This paper discusses the use of infiltration trenches as a stormwater management practice. Feasibility, design and construction techniques are presented to improve the performance and...

Ogallala Recharge with Stormwater Collected in Playa Lakes
Runoff occurring from this precipitation collects in playa lakes. The bottoms of these lakes are comprised of clays and silts which prevent or retard infiltration in subsequent recharge....

Horizontally Loaded Piles Next to a Trench

Temporary Earth Retaining Structures: Responsibilities

Slurry Trench Construction—Collier Road Landfill
The owner of an existing solid waste landfill has undertaken several measures to contain and recover near-surface groundwater at the site, including capping of the site with cohesive soil,...

ECPT Investigation of a Slurry Trench Cutoff Wall
ECPT (electronic cone penetration testing) was used to investigate a soil-bentonite backfilled slurry trench cutoff wall at Calamus Dam in Nebraska, The wall was tested shortly after its...

In-Place Permeability Measurement of Slurry Trench Cutoff Walls
A suggested procedure for the in-place measurement of slurry trench cutoff wall permeability is presented. The H. Bouwer and Rice method, employing a single observation well and variable-head...

Tunneling Around Ft. McHenry
The world's largest underwater tunnel was built out of sight and sound of Ft. McHenry. The 4,000 ft tunnel needed to take I-95 from shore to shore had to be extended to 7,200...

Cut-and-Fill Becomes Cut-and-Drain
The U.S. Navy's facility in Subic Bay, Philippines, is in a mountainous area which experiences 182 inches of rain per year. These factors plus weak soil, made necessary an...

Innovtive Designs for Low-Level Nuclear Waste Disposal Trenches
Shallow land burial of low-level nuclear wastes presents many problems that are within the scope of civil engineering analysis and design. This paper presents the results of a U. S. Nuclear...

 

 

 

 

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