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State-of-the-Art for Assessing Earthquake Hazards in the United States, Report 25: Parameters for Specifying Intensity-Related Earthquake Ground Motions

Description: Abstract: "A set of 12 charts are presented that relate Modified Mercalli intensity units to peak horizontal acceleration, velocity and duration for near field and far field locations, hard and soft sites, and sizes of earthquakes. Also shown is the mean, mean plus one standard deviation, mean plus two standard deviations, and the highest observed values. Ratios are provided of vertical to horizontal motions and predominant periods. These charts are for use with known fault sources and for floating earthquakes in zones where there are no identifiable causative faults. The procedure provides parameters for shaping time histories to be used for dynamic analyses."
Date: September 1987
Creator: Krinitzsky, E. L. & Chang, Frank K.

State-of-the-Art for Assessing Earthquake Hazards in the United States, Report 28: Recommended Accelerograms for Earthquake Ground Motions

Description: Abstract: "A catalog of recommended accelerograms and response spectra is provided to accompany all representative values for Richter magnitudes at distance determined peak horizontal accelerations-velocities-durations, hard and soft sites, shallow and deep earthquakes. Accelerograms are also recommended for corresponding Modified Mercalli intensities. The accelerograms are related to the Krinitzsky-Chang-Nuttli curves for magnitude and distance, and the Krinitzsky-Chang curves for MM intensity."
Date: June 1992
Creator: Leeds, David J.

Earthquake Resistance of Earth and Rock-Fill Dams, Report 2: Analysis of Response of Rifle Gap Dam to Project Rulison Underground Nuclear Detonation

Description: Summary: The motion of Rifle Gap Dam was measured in September 1969 during the Project RULISON underground nuclear explosion. The observed response was then compared with the response computed in a mathematical model. Observed and computed responses were similar. From this study it appears that the mathematical models used are applicable to the design and analysis of soil structures, at least for ground motion intensities comparable to those observed at Rifle Gap Dam. (p. xi).
Date: June 1972
Creator: Ahlberg, James E.; Fowler, Jack & Heller, Lyman W.

Condition Survey: Beale Air Force Base, California

Description: The purpose of this report is to present the results of a condition survey performed at Beale Air Force Base (BAFB), California, during 4-7 November 1972. The two major areas of interest considered in this condition survey were the structural condition of the primary airfield pavements and the condition of pavement repairs and the types of maintenance materials that have been used at this airfield.
Date: April 1973
Creator: Vedros, Philip J.

Condition Survey: Castle Air Force Base, California

Description: The purpose of this report is to present the results of a condition survey performed at Castle Air Force Base (CAFB), California, during 8-10 November 1972. The two major areas of interest considered in this condition survey were the structural condition of the primary airfield pavements and the condition of pavement repairs and the types of maintenance materials that have been used at this airfield.
Date: April 1973
Creator: Vedros, Philip J.

Condition Survey: Malmstrom Air Force Base, Montana

Description: The purpose of this report is to present the results of a condition survey performed at Malmstrom Air Force Base (MAFB), Montana, during 24-27 April 1972. The three major areas of interest considered in this condition survey were the structural condition of the primary airfield pavements, the condition of pavement repairs and the types of maintenance materials that have been used at this airfield, and any detrimental effects of frost to the pavement facilities.
Date: April 1973
Creator: Jackson, Ralph D.

Condition Survey: Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota

Description: The purpose of this report is to present the results of a condition survey performed at Minot Air Force Base (MAFB), North Dakota, during 11-15 April 1972. The three major areas of interest considered in this condition survey were the structural condition of the primary airfield pavements, the condition of pavement repairs and the types of maintenance materials that have been used at this airfield, and any detrimental effects of frost action to the pavement facilities.
Date: April 1973
Creator: Vedros, Philip J.

Condition Survey: McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas

Description: The purpose of this report is to present the results of a condition survey performed at McConnell Air Force Base (MAFB), Kansas, during 8-12 May 1972. The three major areas of interest considered in this condition survey were the structural condition of the primary airfield pavements, the condition of pavement repairs and the types of maintenance materials that have been used at this airfield, and any detrimental effects of frost action to the pavement facilities.
Date: May 1973
Creator: Jackson, Ralph D.

Condition Survey: Carswell Air Force Base, Texas

Description: The purpose of this report is to present the results of a condition survey performed at Carswell Air Force Base (CAFB), Texas, during 16-19 December 1972. The two major areas of interest considered in this survey were the structural condition of the primary airfield pavements and the condition of pavement repairs and the types of maintenance materials that have been used at this airfield.
Date: June 1973
Creator: Jackson, Ralph D.

Instrumentation Observations from the U-Frame Lock of the Arkansas River Lock and Dam 5

Description: Report regarding analysis of a lock and dam in the Arkansas River. "The purpose of this study is to take 8 years of instrumentation data from Lock No. 5 and report it in such a manner that it can be used later in other studies, such as a finite element analysis. Included is a discussion of the quality of the data and a brief comparison of measured values with design cases for several soil-structure interaction cases" (p. 5).
Date: August 1978
Creator: Leach, Roy E.

Engineering Design Guidance for Detached Breakwaters as Shoreline Stabilization Structures

Description: "The objectives of this report are to summarize and present the most recent functional and structural design guidance available for detached breakwaters, and provide examples of both prototype breakwater projects and the use of available tools to assist in breakwater design" (p. 11).
Date: December 1993
Creator: Chasten, Monica A.; Rosati, Julie Dean; McCormick, John W. & Randall, Robert E.

Rehabilitation of the South Jetty, Ocean City, Maryland

Description: Partial abstract: Frequent dredging requirements and scouring at the foundation of Ocean City Inlet's south jetty resulted in a study to determine the source of the shoaling and scouring. The study concluded that sand was being transported northward along Assateague Island, through and over the south jetty, and deposited inside the inlet. The sand was then transported north by ebb currents where it encroached on the Federal navigation channel. A rehabilitation program was initiated to create a littoral barrier to eliminate the shoaling problem and to repair the scour hold. Three headland breakwaters were constructed to stabilize Northern Assateague Island. The site was selected as part of the Monitoring Completed Coastal Projects (MCCP) Program to determine how well the rehabilitation project accomplished its design purpose.
Date: March 1994
Creator: Bass, Gregory P.; Fulford, Edward T.; Underwood, Steven G. & Parson, Larry E.

Selected Geologic Literature, Lower Mississippi Valley Division Area: Index and Annotated Bibliography

Description: "Approximately 1000 references to published and unpublished items of geologic literature were selected as being pertinent to engineering problems experienced by the Lower Mississippi Valley Division (LMVD) and its districts. Annotations were prepared for about 600 of the references" (p. vii).
Date: January 1966
Creator: Saucier, Roger T.

An Analytical Model for Predicting Cross-Country Vehicle Performance, Appendix D: Performance of Amphibious Vehicles in the Water-Land Interface (Hydrologic Geometry)

Description: Summary: "Forty tests were conducted with two amphibious tracked vehicles and one amphibious wheeled vehicle at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., and near Khon Kaen, Thailand, to determine the vehicles' capabilities for exiting closed bodies of water. Empirical relations, based on the data collected in this study and in previous studies, are presented to support the conclusions that performance of amphibious tracked and wheeled vehicles (in terms of "go-no go") in the water-land interface can be correlated with soil strength (expressed as average cone index of the 0- to 6-in. soil layer), and that the slope-climbing ability in the water-land interface of the tracked vehicles tested compares favorably with that of the same vehicles operating on land surfaces of similar soil composition and consistency" (p. ix).
Date: February 1970
Creator: Blackmon, Claude A.; Stinson, B. G. & Stoll, J. K.

Geological Reconnaissance of the Sulphur River and Cypress Creek Basins, Texas

Description: This report is concerned with that part of the Texas Water Project located in the Cypress Creek and Sulphur River Basins and within the New Orleans District (NOD) of the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers. The geological reconnaissance reported herein was performed for the NOD to provide a basis for estimating costs and determining the feasibility of construction of 5 dams and reservoirs, 1 tunnel, 15 pump stations, and about 110 miles of transmission channel and the enlargement of 2 existing reservoirs.
Date: November 1967
Creator: Saucier, Roger T.