Low-Cost Stacked Block Revetments for Great Lakes Shores
Two stacked-block revetments, the product of emergency conditions and budget limitations, were constructed at Illinois Beach State Park on Lake Michigan in April 1982. The revetments,...

Microcomputer Simulation of Jets and Wakes
Illustrations are presented for radial jets and for turbulent flows in the wake of circular cylinders. The paper illustrates the use and importance of low-cost computational tools in engineering...

A Low-Cost, Microcomputer-Based Field Data Acquisition System
This paper discusses the selection and development of a micro-computer-based data acquisition system used for collecting aquifer test data. Primary components of the data collection system...

Applications and Benefits of Accelerating Walkway Systems
A number of studies have shown that many persons resist walking, and might be willing to pay as much as 25 to 50 cents per minute to avoid walking. A new form of urban transport - Accelerating...

Modeling Construction Companies
This paper reports on the development, implementation, and practical use of a micro-computer based system which simulates the organizational performance of construction companies. The...

Inspection Costs Versus the Benefits Derived
The following text describes the experiences of a small suburban municipality located in Middle Tennessee before, during and after a five-year program of comprehensive inspection and testing...

Effect of Voids on Creep Rate and Strength
The classic macroscopic Kachanov-Rabotnov model of material damage due to voids is reviewed. Detailed analyses of bulk mechanical properties of dilutely voided materials with certain,...

Computer Management Concepts for Student Engineering
This paper presents many of the principles and concepts being taught to engineers of the future concerning their use of computer related activities. For example, from the cost/risk/benefit...

Microcomputer Needs of Small and Mid-Sized Ontario Transit Properties
This paper describes some current initiatives in Ontario, Canada by a central funding agency to support and encourage the use of microcomputers in small and mid-sized transit properties....

Low-Cost Accident Data Bases for Small Urban Areas
This paper describes the application of a microcomputer traffic accident data base system developed for Terre Haute, Indiana, a small (pop. 70,000) urbanized area in west central Indiana....

Microcomputer Application in Traffic Safety Needs Assessment
'MicroSafety' is software developed to identify accident problem locations and patterns. Alternative projects, costs and benefits are analyzed on common data...

On-Line Color Graphics for Demand-Responsive Scheduling
Scheduling and dispatching a fleet of vehicles to respond to ongoing requests for transportation to and from various points in an urban area can be a complex proposition. Human controllers...

Instant Expertise: A Danger of Small Computers
The low cost and easy access afforded by small computers have made it easy for an engineer to become an instant expert. Because low-cost software is available for almost any field of endeavor,...

Construction Inspection: Improving the Benefits Received

Construction Inspection — Can You Afford Not To Do It?

Validation of Consolidation Properties of Phosphatic Clay at Very High Void Ratios
The void ratio-effective stress and void ratio permeability relationships for phosphate slime mine tailings were measured by several methods. The measurements were used in nonlinear finite...

ASCE Salary Survey 1983
This is the seventeenth report in a series of biennial salary surveys conducted by the American Society of Civil Engineers. Salary data is reported on seven major categories for civil...

Reduction of Intake Flow Due to Ice Rubbling and Consolidation
Numerous seawater intakes have been designed for Arctic Coastal Waters. In these areas moving ice often causes rubbling and pile up of broken ice pieces against the shore. If this forms...

Studying Water System Operation by Computer
Computer modeling can greatly improve the planning and operation of water systems at relatively low cost. Time-dependent water system models can be used to refine improvements to a water...

Consolidation of Poroelastic Arterial Tissue

 

 

 

 

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