Coal's Clean Comeback
At Tampa's new power station, engineers from the power plant industry meet those from the chemical industry to construct an environmentally safe way to use low-cost coal....

Cost-Benefit Analysis of Urban Stormwater Controls

Computer Methods for Settlement Analyses of Piles

Design and Construction Considerations in Filling A Void Under the Webber Dam Spillway

Engineering R&D Strategy
Accurate data on the levels and focus of U.S. civil engineering-related R&D are important to establish a benchmark from which a knowledge base can be constructed; to highlight...

Breaking Wave Measurement by a Void Fraction Technique
Breaking of steep surface gravity waves in seas under moderate to strong wind forcing always involves the entrainment of air into the water column below the air-sea interface. As such,...

Alternative Designs for a Water Resources Planning and Management Electronic Information Exchange Network
The proliferation of electronic bulletin boards, fax and other electronic media encourages the use of alternative information sharing and retrieval methods as a routine part of business...

Lesson Learned form Implementing M&I Optimal Water Delivery
Few municipal water delivery systems are truly optimized to deliver a quantity of water at the least cost. Both the University of Kentucky and Memphis State University have attempted to...

Opportunities, Constraints and Change in Reservoir Management
Changing hydrologic, economic, social and environmental conditions have focused attention on the opportunities for changing reservoir management. Such change can occur in three areas....

Influence of Spatially Random Soil Stiffness on Foundation Settlements
The effect of stochastic soil stiffness on the total settlement under the corner of a uniformly loaded flexible strip footing has been studied. The generated Young's modulus random fields...

Application of the Phase Change Process to One-Dimensinal Consolidation Behavior of Peat
In this study, based on the fact that the pore of fibrous peat consists of the macro (outer) pore between organic matters and the micro (inner) pore inside organic matter, an approximate...

Stress and Settlement of Footings in Sand
In current engineering practice, the magnitude of the settlement of a footing in sand, as compared to the settlement of a different size footing in the same sand, is considered to be a...

Low-Cost Bridge Scour Measurements
This paper reports on the use of a low-cost, highly portable sonar system. The ease of use of the instrument and the short time required to make measurements should make this system valuable...

Void Fraction Measurement Techniques for Gas-Liquid Bubbly Flows in Closed Conduits; A Literature Review
This paper provides a review of void fraction measuring techniques for gas-liquid bubbly flows in closed conduits with emphasis on the suitability of these methods for air-water bubbly...

Costs and Benefits of Meeting the San Francisco Bay Copper Objective by Regulating Small Treatment Plants
Metals in aquatic environments, even in very small amounts, are of concern because of potential toxicity to aquatic life forms. Copper is of particular concern in the San Francisco Bay...

Alabama DOT Implementation of Hot Mix Asphalt QC/QA Procedures

Optimal Cost Basis for Seismic Design
The paper summarizes a methodology for establishing seismic design levels based on a cost-benefit assessment. The methodology requires the development of costs and benefits for varying...

Benefit-Cost Analysis for Optimal Budget Allocation to Bridges
The funding available for bridge improvements in the United States has been insufficient for many years. The limited budgets granted have generally been allocated based on Sufficiency...

Decision Support Systems in Construction Management
A Decision Support System is defined as a computerized tool to improve the effectiveness of decision-making in semi-structured tasks (e.g., tasks that require a manager's judgmental input....

Promoting Management Systems Within Organizations
The major effort during the years in which pavement management emerged as an accepted practice was making refinements to the technical models and techniques in the systems. For example,...

 

 

 

 

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