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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.

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.

Foundation Investigations, NASA Mississippi Test Facility, Report 4: Dynamic Behavior of Piling During Initial Test Firings on the S-IC and S-II Test Complexes

Description: Report on test firings conducted by a U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) test facility. "The Mississippi Test Facility, located approximately 40 miles northeast of New Orleans, La., is the site of the test stands built to test the first and second stages of the Saturn V space vehicle. At the request of the U. S. Army Engineer District, Mobile, plans were developed for instrumenting the test stands to obtain data on foundation base pressures, lateral wall pressures, and pile loads during and after the actual test firings of the Saturn V engines" (p. xi).
Date: June 1970
Creator: Fowler, Jack

Correlation of Backswamp Sediments: Atchafalaya Test Section 6, Atchafalaya Levee System, Louisiana

Description: This report describes the results of a series of tests on soil borings taken in Atchafalaya Test Section VI, a 2000-ft-long portion of the Atchafalaya Basin Protection Levee System in south-central Louisiana. The samples were tested to interpret the depositional layers in the foundations soils and to determine various engineering properties.
Date: May 1970
Creator: Krinitzsky, E. L.

Study of Clay Shale Slopes Along the Panama Canal, Report 3: Engineering Analyses of Slides and Strength Properties of Clay Shales Along the Gaillard Cut

Description: "The results of the engineering studies and analyses which provide guidance on shear strength parameters applicable to the stability evaluation of existing slopes along the Gaillard Cut, the effects of future modifications, and evaluation of newly excavated slopes in clay shales are summarized in this report" (abstract). This report includes the appendices containing enginering data, characteristics of materials, analysis of past slides, active slopes, and hydrographic survey data.
Date: 1975
Creator: Banks, D. C.

Material Property Investigation for Project Middle Gust, Events 4 and 5: Report 1, Subsurface Exploration and Laboratory Test Results

Description: This report documents the results of a site investigation conducted to support a program of free-field ground shock calculations and field operations for Project MIDDLE GUST, Events IV and V. The site is characterized by a 28-ft-thick section of weathered clay shale (CH) overlying approximately 650 ft of competent clay shale of the Pierre Formation which overlies older sedimentary rocks.
Date: 1973
Creator: Knott, Randy A.; Vispi, Mark A. & Farrell, Warren J.

Material Property Investigation for Project Middle Gust, Events 1, 2, and 4: Report 1, Subsurface Exploration and Laboratory Test Results

Description: This report documents the results of a site investigation conducted to support free-field ground shock calculations and field operations for Project MIDDLE GUST, Events I, II, and III. The site is characterized by a 6- to 9-ft-thick section of sandy clay (CL) and clayey sand (SC) overburden overlying almost 500 ft of clay shale of the Pierre Formation which overlies older sedimentary rocks. A perched groundwater table in the overburden, approximately 4 ft below the ground surface, is fed by water from the Colorado Canal, which borders the site on three sides.
Date: October 1973
Creator: Windham, J. E.; Chisolm, E. E.; Gatz, J. L. & Lewis, J. T.

A Field Test of Selected Insects and Pathogens for Control of Waterhyacinths, Report 1: Preliminary Results for the 1975-76 Season

Description: "During the growing season of 1975, a field experiment was initiated on Lake Concordia, Louisiana, to test the potential effectiveness of selected organisms as control agents against waterhyacinths, Eichhornia crassipes (Mart.) Solms. [...] This report describes the experiment, presents the collected data, and summarizes the observations. Statistical analyses and interpretation of the data are also presented" (abstract).
Date: September 1977
Creator: Addor, Eugene E.

A Technique for Quantifying Forest Stands for Management Evaluations

Description: "In this study, a system for describing the three-dimensional geometry of trees and stands is presented. The system consists of two survey instruments, a theodolite and transit, and basic triangulation principles. A spotting laser has recently been added to the system to facilitate the spotting of the tree nodes to be surveyed" (p. ix). Results show significant differences in tree productivity as a result of fertilization and changes in heights, bole diameters, etc.
Date: December 1971
Creator: West, Henry W. & Allen, H. H.

Precast Concrete Elements for Structures in Selected Theaters of Operations

Description: Partial abstract: "The current state of the art of design, fabrication, and erection techniques of various prefabricated elements for concrete structures are reviewed. Included are precast concrete highway bridges, logging bridges, railway bridges, piles, culverts, pipes, floating structures, and field fortifications. The structural properties, advantages, and disadvantages of various elements and systems are discussed."
Date: February 1978
Creator: McDonald, James E. & Liu, Tony C.

Physical Hydraulic Models: Assessment of Predictive Capabilities; Report 1: Hydrodynamics of the Delaware River Estuary Model

Description: Partial abstract: The purpose of this study is to define the reliability with which results of tests conducted in a physical model of the Delaware River Estuary can be used to predict the effects of modifications to the estuary. The Delaware River model at the Waterways Experiment Station was used to conduct tests to predict the effects of the navigation channel enlargement between Philadelphia and Trenton, and the results of the tests are compared with subsequent prototype data to determine the accuracy of the model predictions.
Date: June 1975
Creator: Letter, Joseph V., Jr. & McAnally, William H., Jr.

Marysville Lake Hydrothermal Study: Report 2

Description: Partial abstract: "This study was conducted to determine the effect that the proposed Marysville Lake pump-storage hydropower (2250-mw power plant) project would have on downstream water temperatures. A one-dimensional numerical model was used for simulation and prediction of temperatures within and downstream of Marysville Lake. Two physical hydraulic models were used for study and description of the hydrodynamic response of the project. Information from the physical models was necessary to determine coefficients used by algorithms within the mathematical model."
Date: February 1978
Creator: Dortch, Mark S.

Improvements for Murrells Inlet, South Carolina: Hydraulic Model Investigation

Description: Final report of a project for the improvement and stabilization of Murrells Inlet, near Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. A model study was performed to aid in preconstruction planning and design of structural solutions to the problem of providing a stabilized channel of sufficient depth and width with provisions for sand bypassing.
Date: April 1978
Creator: Perry, Frederick C., Jr.; Seabergh, William C. & Lane, Edgar F.