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Waterways Experiment Station (U.S.)

Works: 4,467 works in 6,559 publications in 1 language and 33,304 library holdings
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Classifications: TA7, 624.151
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A history of the Waterways Experiment Station, 1929-1979 by Gordon A Cotton( Book )

2 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chemical and physical effects of municipal landfills on underlying soils and groundwater by Environmental Effects Laboratory (U.S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station)( Book )

3 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hydraulics and dynamics of New Corpus Christi Pass, Texas : a case history, 1973-75 by Richard L Watson( Book )

4 editions published between 1976 and 1977 in English and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A case history of the hydraulics and sedimentation of the Corpus Christi Water Exchange Pass, Texas, primarily from 1973 to 1975 is presented. This pass, and the larger Aransas Pass, connect Corpus Christi Bay with the Gulf of Mexico. Quantitative data on longshore sediment transport, tidal differentials across the pass, flood and ebb tidal discharge, wind waves, and local winds explain most of the bathymetric changes which have occurred in the flood tidal delta, baymouth shoreline, channel, gulf mouth, bar bypassing system, and the adjacent Gulf of Mexico beaches. Dominant onshore winds produce gulf setup and bay setdown such that, with the exception of the duration of anticyclonic events with north winds, the pass is highly flood-dominated. Heavy surf in the pass mouth and the longshore bars sweeping around the short jetties provide the gulf mouth with a large sediment supply which must be flushed by tidal discharge if the pass is to remain open. Flood dominance combined with a long channel require that most of the littoral drift entering the channel be carried through its entire length to be deposited on the flood tidal delta rather than be returned seaward by ebb flow. Shoaling to a minimum cross-sectional area of less than 500 square feet (146 squre meters) over a channel length of 500 to 1,000 feet (150 to 300 meters) will probably lead to rapid closure
Analysis of permanent deformations of flexible airport pavements by Yu T Chou( Book )

4 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This study was conducted to investigate the deformation characteristics of component materials in a flexible pavement system subject to moving aircraft loadings, and to attempt to develop a prediction model to estimate permanent deformation. Series of laboratory repeated load tests measuring permanent strain were performed on subgrade soil and untreated granular materials. The results were used as input to a layered elastic computer program to determine the accumulated permanent deformation that occurred in each layer of the pavement. Pavements used in the analysis were full-scale multiple-wheel heavy gear load test sections and pavements designed by using the CBR equation. The permanent deformation occurring in the subgrade soil of many pavements was computed using the linear layered elastic computer program and laboratory repeated load test data. Results of the analysis indicate that the current concept of the control of subgrade rutting in flexible pavements by the limitation of elastic strain is not strictly correct. When subgrade strain is limited, subgrade rutting may not be limited and may not be controlled
Earthquake resistance of earth and rock-fill dams : report 5, permanent displacements of earth embankments by Newmark sliding block analysis by A. G Franklin( Book )

4 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1965, Newmark described methods for computing permanent displacements of embankments subjected to earthquake loading, and provided a chart for estimating the upper bounds of permanent displacements on the basis of a sliding block model and four earthquake records. Since that time, many additional strong-motion records have been obtained in the western United States, and it was decided to extend the data base for Newmark's chart by making use of these records. For this purpose, a computer program was written to integrate the digitized accelerograms and compute the permanent displacements from the velocity-time history and the resistance coefficients. All records were scaled to 0.5g peak acceleration and 30-in./sec peak velocity, and the resulting scaled permanent displacements are called standardized maximum displacements. A total of 169 horizontal and 10 vertical corrected accelerograms were processed in addition to several synthetic records
Hydraulics and stability of tidal inlets by Francis F Escoffier( Book )

3 editions published between 1977 and 1978 in English and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This report presents a summary of several of the important basic developments pertaining to analysis of the hydraulics and related stability of tidal inlets. The original inlet stability concept proposed by Escoffier is extended in light of recent work. The report also contains brief discussions on tidal inlet characteristics and functional design requirements as well as case studies of selected inlets on the U.S. coasts
Environmental factors affecting ground mobility in Thailand : preliminary survey by Waterways Experiment Station (U.S.)( Book )

19 editions published in 1963 in English and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The study reported herein was a preliminary investigation made to provide guidance for a planned, longer range research program to develop and apply new and existing methods for measuring and predicting in quantitative and semiquantitative terms for effects of environmental factors on ground vehicles operating in Southeast Asia"--Vol. 1, p. ix
Fine-grained alluvial deposits and their effects on Mississippi River activity by Harold Norman Fisk( Book )

3 editions published in 1947 in English and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Overland flow treatment of wastewater : interim report by Charles A Carlson( Book )

3 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Land application has been suggested as an effective, low-cost method for advanced treatment of wastewater from military reservation treatment plants. This study is being conducted to determine the mechanisms involved in wastewater treatment by overland flow so that operational feasibility, design, and performance criteria can be more accurately evaluated. A model 5 ft wide and 20 ft long was prepared with grass sod and a low-permeable Susquehanna clay to a 6-in. depth at a 2% slope. Secondary effluent from a model treatment plant was supplemented with 13.4 mg/l of nitrogen as ammonium nitrate and 0.2 mg/l of cadmium, copper, lead, manganese, nickel, and zinc to simulate average wastewater. The study was conducted for 12 weeks with effluent applied by flooding from the upper end of the slope at 0.5 in./day (6-hr periods) for 4 days per week. The wastewater was generally distributed into 20, 30, and 50% for subflow, evapotranspiration, and runoff, respectively. Analyses showed that 100, 95, 91, and 75% of the ammonium, nitrate, and organic nitrogen and phosphorus, respectively, were retained in the model. The loss of 25% of the applied phosphorus in runoff indicated a need for more surface contact, probably obtainable by increasing the model length. The subflow analyses showed excellent removal of nitrogen, phosphorus, and most heavy metals indicating effective removal mechanisms by the soil during the study period
Studies on the time course of salinity and temperature adaptation in the commercial brown shrimp, Penaeus aztecus Ives by A Venkataramiah( Book )

5 editions published between 1974 and 1977 in English and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The time course of salinity and temperature adaptation in juvenile-adult brown shrimp Penaeus aztecus was determined by analysing certain behavioral and physiological responses, the respiratory rates and osmotic and ionic regulation. The animals were transferred separately from a background salinity (S) 15 0/00 (control) and temperatures of 18, 25 and 32 C to different test conditions for salinity adaptation. Test salinities were 2, 5, 10, 15, 25 and 36 0/00 and temperatures were 18, 25 and 32 C. Testing lasted one week. The behavior of the experimental shrimp was influenced at 25 C, which was their normal habitat temperature, primarily by salinity changes. At other temperatures, behavior was affected by the interaction of salinity and temperature. At 25 C there was a positive interaction in the various phases of adaptation between respiratory rates on the one hand and osmotic and chloride ion gradients on the other in the respective salinities. This interaction was not consistent at other test temperatures. In brown shrimp, salinity and temperature requirements are shown to be size-dependent
An investigation of the natural microscale mechanisms that cause volume change in expansive clays by Donald Snethen( Book )

3 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The report concludes a study of the natural microscale mechanisms which cause volume change in expansive soils. The mechanisms were defined and attempts were made to delineate the roles of the mechanisms in the volume change process by inferring the respective influence from observed physical, physicochemical, and mineralogical data. The three major microscale mechanisms which cause the volume change are clay particle attraction, cation hydration, and osmotic repulsion. These three major mechanisms can be represented by the total soil suction which is composed of two components, matrix and osmotic. The matrix component represents the clay particle attraction and cation hydration mechanisms. The osmotic component represents the osmotic repulsionmechanism
Contribution to the engineering soil classification of cohesionless soils : final report by Mosaid M Al-Hussaini( Book )

4 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This report is a state-of-the-art examination of existing soil classification systems with emphasis on classification of cohesionless soils. The purpose of the report is to note and suggest possible improvements to the Unified Soil Classification System currently used by the Corps of Engineers. Characteristics of soil types pertaining to roads and airfields and soil stabilization' are also considered. Criteria for differentiating between coarse-grained soil groups which have diverse engineering properties, but which are not fully described in other classification systems, are also proposed. Boundaries between clean gravels or sands, gravels or sands with some fines, gravels or sands with fines, and fine-grained soils are suggested as 5, 20, and 50 percent fines, respectively. Coarse-grained soils are also classified with respect to their coefficient of uniformity and coefficient of curvature as well graded and poorly graded, with the poorly graded further separated into narrow (i. e. uniform) and gap gradations. Criteria to separate each group are presented
Design and construction of shale embankments : summary by William E Strohm( Book )

4 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Materials evaluated as potential soil stabilizers : final report by Jessie C Oldham( Book )

5 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This report documents the history of a program initiated in 1946 to evaluate materials for use as chemical soil stabilizers by the military. A number of Government agencies, universities, and private firms were involved in the program. In addition, many other companies submitted candidate materials for evaluation. Appendix A presents documentation of all materials evaluated including category, components, cost, applicability with regard to soil type, mixing capability, and related effectiveness. Also given are the agencies which conducted the evaluation and appropriate references in which more detailed information of the materials can be found
Wastewater treatment on soils of low permeability : interim report by Ronald E Hoeppel( Book )

2 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The study was limited to land treatment as a means of achieving advanced wastewater purification. Land treatment has the advantage of incorporating the recycling concept directly into its treatment mode, resulting in replacement rather than depletion of natural resources. Also, some form of control over ecologically damaging components is retained. This report presents results of a literature review on various methods of treating wastewater on land and also presents results of model tests of the overland flow method, with particular emphasis on nitrification and denitrification. Two types of soil systems for overland flow treatment of wastewater were investigated during these model tests. One soil was from an 8-year-old commercial cannery wastewater treatment site. The other was from an untreated natural site in a national forest that was low in indigenous soil organic matter; consequently, this latter system was amended with sludge in order to increase its organic matter content. Thus, both experimental soils represented soil systems that had more organic matter and biological activity than an average heavy clay soil
Physical model simulation of the hydraulics of Masonboro Inlet, North Carolina by Richard A Sager( Book )

2 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This report is part of the General Investigation of Tidal Inlets 'Inlet Hydraulics Study.' The study involves the investigation of the tide- and wave-generated flow regime and water-level fluctuations in the vicinity of coastal inlets. Masonboro Inlet was selected as an inlet to be used in determining the usefulness and reliability of physical and mathematical models in predicting hydraulic characteristics of inlet/bay systems. This report presents results obtained from the physical model study. The Masonboro Inlet fixed-bed model, constructed to scales of 1:300 horizontally and 1:60 vertically, reproduced an area extending to the -45 ft contour in the Atlantic Ocean and to the nodal points in each interior channel. The wetlands were accurately reproduced near the inlet; but those areas farther bayward, being relatively flat, were reproduced schematically and artificially bent into the research flume to provide storage for the tidal prism. The model was equipped with appurtenances necessary for accurate reproduction and measurement of tides, tidal currents, waves, and other significant prototype phenomena. Model verification tests assured that the model hydraulic regimen was in satisfactory agreement with that of the prototype. Five velocity ranges with three stations at each range were verified in the model (readings were taken at three depths at each station); and seven tidal elevation gages in the ocean and bay were also verified
Chesapeake Bay Hydraulic Model( Book )

4 editions published between 1976 and 1982 in English and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Trafficability of soils : pilot tests - self-propelled vehicles by Waterways Experiment Station (U.S.)( Book )

21 editions published between 1945 and 1963 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Standard and special vehicle tests were conducted with 21 military vehicles over a range of vehicle weights, tire pressures, and sand strengths and conditions to pursue investigations recommended in the 15th Supplement of this series. Standard tests were of three kinds: self-propelled, tow ing, and towed. Special tests included tests on: honeycomb sand; gravel beaches; drawbar pull-slip; a truck-trailer combination; the effects of a traction device, tire tread, and wheel load; and the Airoll. Coarse-grained soil tests were made in five locations in the United States and France. Principal conclusions were that: (a) maximum towing force of self-propelled wheeled vehicles on level sand (for the same sand and vehicle con ditions) was about 2% greater than maximum slope negotiable, and these data can be correlated; (b) vehicle performance tended to improve with de creasing contact pressure; (c) 6x6 vehicles gener ally had higher tractive coefficients than 4x4 vehicles with the same contact pressure on the same sand conditions; and (d) vehicle performance on wet sand that tended to liquefy under the vehicle load was similar to that on fine-grained soils
State-of-the-art for assessing earthquake hazards in the United States : report 8, duration, spectral content, and predominant period of strong motion earthquake records from western United States by Otto W Nuttli( Book )

6 editions published between 1973 and 1977 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This report is concerned with the problem of estimating credible values of the peak velocity and acceleration of the ground motion for central United States earthquakes. The report contains a catalog of all known earthquakes large enough to be felt or of body-wave magnitude greater than or equal to 3. The data of the catalog are plotted on a map, which together with structural geological information is used to identify eight seismic source zones in the central United States. The boundaries of the source zones are inexact, so that special study will be required for establishing credible ground-motion values for sites near the boundaries. A maximum-magnitude earthquake is determined for each zone, as well as a magnitude-recurrence equation. Using the Murphy-O'Brien formulation, as well as theoretical results of Herrmann and a limited amount of strong-motion data for the central United States, equations are derived for that region which relate maximum horizontal acceleration and velocity to body-wave magnitude and epicentral distance. (Author)
List of publications of the U.S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station by Waterways Experiment Station (U.S.)( Book )

1 edition published in 1976 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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