Highway Investment Analysis: The Next Generation
The Department of Transportation has developed and is now testing a state-of-the-art modeling procedure which simulates highway improvement selection decisions based on the relative benefits/cost...

Cost-Benefit Evaluation of Network Level Pavement Management
This paper presents a cost-benefit analysis prepared for senior management. It uses the Alberta pavement management system as the primary case, and the Arizona PMS system as the second...

Evaluation of HSGT Systems Under Uncertainty
The basic themes of this paper are two-fold. First we investigate what planning style is likely to be most suited for planning an HSGT system, dependent on three interdependent key variables:...

Plan for Development and Implementation of a Domestic Maglev Network
This paper discusses magnetic levitation (maglev) transportation technical requirements and methods of capturing associated requirements. Possible architectures and components of a domestic...

Dune Erosion Management: a Cost Benefit Analysis
A method is presented and illustrated to establish economically justifiable coastal protection measures to reduce storm damage. This method can be used in the initial design stage of a...

Cost-Benefit Analysis on Application of AVI Technologies to Toll Services
A preliminary evaluation framework is developed for cost-benefit analysis on application of Automatic Vehicle Identification (AVI) technologies to highway toll services . The AVI technologies...

Issues in Balancing Environmental Costs and Benefits in Water Resources Planning
Water projects differ in their physical and economic characteristics and their environmental impacts. Many environmental impacts are addressed through project design and these associated...

Large-Scale Embankment Overtopping Protection Tests
The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation), Colorado State University (CSU), and the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) have an ongoing cooperative research effort to determine...

An Evaluation of the Strategic Highway Research Project Packing Handbook
The objective of this paper is to present the use of the November 8, 1991 SHRP C-206 report entitled `Packing Handbook - A Guide to the Optimal Gradation of Concrete Aggregates'. The purpose...

Investigation on Low-Cost Flowthrough Rockfill Dams and Spillways - A Summary

A Revised Methodology to Minimize Bias in Determining the Porosity and Void Tensor of Particulate Media
Increased recognition of the importance of fabric in the observed response of particulate media under monotonic and cyclic loading has led to the development of new procedures to quantify...

Estimation of Chemical Grout Void Filling by Electrical Resistivity

Design Considerations for Small Artificial Islands in Franks Tract, California
Small, artificially-created islands may provide significant recreation and habitat benefits. Costs, however, can also be high. The initial dollar cost of creating an artificial island,...

Concrete for Sealing Voids in Rubble Structures
Permeability of rubble-mound breakwaters and jetties to sand transport and wave transmission results in increased costs for dredging and navigation. Guidance is provided for economically...

Resonant Column Testing of Dynamic Rock Properties
Critical parameters for geophysical wave propagation studies are the dynamic elastic properties (shear and Young's moduli, and Poisson's ratio) and the intrinsic material damping of rocks....

Mathematical Characterization of Fabric and Its Use in Mechanics of Geomaterials
Increased evidence of the influence of their discrete nature on the observed behavior of geomaterials has prompted a number of investigators to look at these materials at the microstructural...

Low-Cost Computer Techniques for Steel Truss Bridge Rehabilitation and Ratings

A Proposed Methodology for Ranking Space Resource Utilization Processes
A recent survey paper on lunar manufacturing identified 26 initial steps previously proposed as primary routes for lunar processing. Most of these have not been studied in sufficient detail...

Evaluating the Effectiveness of Transportation Control Measures for San Luis Obispo County, California
The San Luis Obispo Air Pollution Control District has developed simple techniques to estimate emission reductions from various Transportation Control Measures. Accurate emission estimates...

Moving Toward a Probability-Based Risk Analysis of the Benefits and Costs of Major Rehabilitation Projects
By the year 2010, 77% of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineer's projects will be over 40 years old. The Corps wants to allocate its scarce rehabilitation funds in a cost-effective manner. To...

 

 

 

 

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