A New NDT Device for Comprehensive Pavement Maintenance (Theoretical Aspects)
A new nondestructive testing (NDT) device is being developed to detect some precursors to pavement distress. The principle of operation of the device is based upon the generation and detection...

Design Considerations for Multi-Wheel Aircraft
The available test data for performance of flexible pavements were analyzed using the Boussinesq and elastic layered theories. It was shown that strain criteria could be developed for...

Sensitivity of Flow and Salt Transport to Uncertainties at Open Boundaries: A 3-D Experience
Understanding the transport due to tidal and sub-tidal exchange processes enables many environmental issues in estuarine systems to be addressed. To achieve this goal, a reliable numerical...

A European Road Comes to the U.S.
From Sept. 7 to Sept. 22, a group of 21 federal and state transportation officials and industry representatives participated in the European Asphalt Study Tour, traveling the roads of...

Evapotranspiration Data Management in California
This paper will discuss components of the California Irrigation Management Information System (CIMIS). CIMIS is an automated agricultural weather network operated by the California Department...

Results from a Long-Term Winter Cloud Seeding Program in Utah
An operational wintertime cloud seeding program has been conducted in portions of Utah since 1974. North American Weather Consultants (NAWC) has conducted this program for a consortium...

Cloud Seeding: The Engineering is Done, but What About Social Impacts?
As engineers, we tend to focus on the technical aspects of cloud seeding, and may neglect important social aspects or potential side effects. Often people in the target area are more concerned...

The Present Status of Precipitation Enhancement by Cloud Seeding
Atmospheric water in the form of precipitation, is one of the primary sources of fresh water in the world. However, a large amount of water present in clouds never gets transformed into...

Analytical Prediction of Gasoline Thickness on the Water Table
With the increased use of immiscible fluid products such as gasoline, the threats to groundwater resources by hydrocarbon products are increasing. The success of recovery of the hydrocarbon...

Boundary Conditions for Sediment-Laden Flows

Open Boundary Condition for Multiple Level FE Tidal Current Flow Analysis

Durability Failure of a Concrete Block Port Pavement
A concrete block port pavement began showing distress after 7.5 years of use. Initial repair attempts found extensive areas of deterioration. The concrete blocks were cracking, spalling,...

The Role of Nondestructive Testing in Assessing the Infrastructure Crisis
At present the role of nondestructive testing in the evaluation of infrastructure deterioration is an extremely limited one. In the Author's experience this is, in part, due to a reluctance...

Pavement Surface Maintenance: Overview of SHRP H-106 Experimental Installations
The Strategic Highway Research Program (SHRP) is currently conducting an experiment under SHRP project H-106 to evaluate the performance of various materials and procedures used in making...

Overview of Permeable Bases
Drainable pavement systems consist of: permeable base, separator lyer, and edgegrain system. This paper focuses on permable bases. A permeable base must provide both permeability and stability....

Rehabilitation of Chloride Damaged Concrete
There are several methods of rehabilitating structural concrete that must deal with the presence of chlorides. It is critical that the rehabilitation designer recognize the abilities of...

New Admixtures for Cold Weather Concreting
Chemicals were tested for their ability to promote strength gain in portland cement concrete at low temperature. The admixtures depressed the freezing point of the mix water and accelerated...

High-Performance Concrete in All-Weather Deck Pours
A high-performance concrete mix enhanced with a combination of microsilica, superplasticizer, and high dosages of an corrosion-inhibiting, accelerating admixture (calcium nitrite); proved...

Impact of Cold Weather on Building Construction Scheduling
Weather impact on a building construction schedule is often significant in cold regions. Most deterministic scheduling methods are unable to directly account for the effects of weather...

Environment One: A Master Plan Study for a New Scientific Research Station at the Geographic South Pole
The existing research station at the geographic South Pole is approaching the end of its useful life. This master plan study focuses on determining the technical and functional requirements...

 

 

 

 

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