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A Laboratory Development of Cavitation-Free Baffle Piers, Bluestone Dam, New River, West Virginia

Description: Results of model studies to determine the extent of destructive cavitation action (if any) in the stilling-basin elements at the Bluestone Dam in New River, West Virginia. The study also intended to develop means of correcting any conditions in the basin if needed.
Date: March 1948
Creator: Waterways Experiment Station (U.S.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Trafficability of Soils: Effects of Surface Conditions on Drawbar Pull of a Wheeled Vehicle

Description: "A study was conducted to (a) investigate the effects of soil surface conditions on one-pass drawbar pull capabilities of a wheeled vehicle, (b) relate optimum drawbar pull to soil strength as measured by several instruments, (c) develop tentative equations for predicting optimum tractive coefficient, and (d) determine effects of tire characteristics (tread pattern and deflection) on drawbar pull. One hundred and six drawbar pullslip tests were conducted with a 3/4-ton M37 truck at a gross weight of 7240 lb. One tire size (9.00-16, 8-PR), two tread patterns (smooth and nondirectional military), and two tire deflections (15% and 35%) were tested. Surface conditions varied from dry and firm, to wetted with small amounts of water, to flooded. Asphalt surfaces also were tested" (p. xi).
Date: April 1971
Creator: Rush, Edgar S. & Robinson, J. H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Investigation of the Suitability of Prepakt Concrete for Mass and Reinforced Concrete Structures

Description: The purpose of the investigation reported herein was to develop data on the suitability of Prepakt concrete for mass concrete dams and for reinforced concrete construction. Prepakt concrete is made by packing the forms with coarse aggregate and then pumping in a cement base intrusion mixture (grout) to fill the voids.
Date: October 1951
Creator: Waterways Experiment Station (U.S.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Retrogressive Failures in Sand Deposits of the Mississippi River, Report 1: Field Investigations, Laboratory Studies and Analysis of the Hypothesized Failure Mechanism

Description: First report regarding geotechnical field investigations meant to apply current state-of-the-art knowledge and methods to assessing the in situ characteristics of susceptible point bar deposits below Baton Rouge.
Date: June 1988
Creator: Torrey, Victor H., III; Dunbar, Joseph B. & Peterson, Richard W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Project DRIBBLE, Petrographic Examination and Physical Tests of Cores, Tatum Salt Dome, Mississippi

Description: Report providing information about experiments performed on core samples taken from the Tatum Salt Dome in Mississippi with an appendix about similar core samples from Louisiana. "All samples were examined petrographically before being subjected to physical tests to develop information on texture, fabric, structure, and composition" (p. vii).
Date: January 1963
Creator: Waterways Experiment Station (U.S.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Model Study of Channel Improvement and Stabilization in the Pryors Island Reach of the Ohio River

Description: This technical memorandum constitutes a complete report on a model study of the Pryors Island reach of the Ohio River, made for the purpose of determining the most effective plan of regulating works for the further improvement and stabilization of the navigable channel.
Date: September 1, 1938
Creator: Waterways Experiment Station (U.S.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Model Study of Plans for Channel Improvement at Dogtooth Bend, Mississippi River, Folder 1

Description: This memorandum, constitutes a report on the results of experiments conducted at the U. S. Waterways Experiment Station on a small scale model of that reach of the Mississippi River near and including Dogtooth Bend (Mile 32.7 above to Mile 4.0 below Cairo).
Date: April 2, 1938
Creator: Waterways Experiment Station (U.S.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Model Study of the Outlet Structures for the Wappapello Dam

Description: This memorandum constitutes a final report of the study performed at the U. S. Waterways Experiment Station on a model of the outlet works for the Wappapello Dam The model was built undistorted to the linear scale ratio, model-to-prototype, of 1 to 25. The general purpose of the model study was to check the hydraulic characteristics of all elements in the design of the outlet works, and to develop means of correcting any uneconomic, unsafe, or undesirable conditions.
Date: August 15, 1938
Creator: Waterways Experiment Station (U.S.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Model Study of Wave and Surge Action, Naval Operating Base, Terminal Island, San Pedro, California

Description: The study reported herein was conducted in 1944 at the Waterways Experiment Station for the Bureau of Yards and Docks, U. S. Navy Department. Its purpose was to determine the best of several plans proposed for protecting the piers and dry docks at the Naval Operating Base, Terminal Island, San Pedro, California, from the effects of wave and surge action.
Date: September 1947
Creator: Waterways Experiment Station (U.S.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Surges in Southern Outfall Sewer and Flow Conditions in State Fairgrounds (Western Parkway) Pumping Plant, Louisville, Kentucky: Hydraulic Model Investigation

Description: Report of findings from various tests: "Model investigations of the surges occurring in sewer lines and of the flow conditions in a typical pumping plant, used to dispose of drainage during high river stages, were conducted as a part of the local flood protection project for Louisville, Kentucky. Studies conducted on a 1:32 scale simplified model of the Southern Outfall Sewer provided general information on the relative amount of relief from surges to be expected from the pumping station and manholes in the sewer line upstream" (p. v).
Date: June 1954
Creator: Waterways Experiment Station (U.S.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Trafficability of Soils: A Summary of Trafficability Studies Through 1955

Description: Summary of trafficability studies conducted by the Waterways Experiment Station. It includes information about phase I tests related to "Soil Classification and Trafficability Data" as a sub-project of "Trafficability of Soils as Related to the Mobility of Military Vehicles" (published 1947-1955). It also includes initial results of phase II, "Soils Trafficability Predictions."
Date: December 1956
Creator: Waterways Experiment Station (U.S.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Trafficability of Soils: Eighteenth Supplement, Development of Revised Mobility Index Formula for Self-Propelled Wheeled Vehicles in Fine-Grained Soils

Description: The main purposes of this study were to (a) obtain adequate test data to determine experimentally the vehicle cone index (VCI) for 50 passes for vehicles mounted with nonconventional tires and (b) use results of the field tests to develop a revised mobility index (MI) formula for self-propelled wheeled vehicles.
Date: March 1968
Creator: Kennedy, James Garland & Rush, Edgar S.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Investigation of the Design and Control of Asphalt Paving Mixtures: Volume 3

Description: "This appendix presents a description of the loading equipment, the tracking procedure, and the results of tests and observations made during and after the traffic tests on the asphalt stability test section. Analyses of the test results are also included" (p. 1).
Date: May 1948
Creator: Waterways Experiment Station (U.S.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Investigation of the Design and Control of Asphalt Paving Mixtures: Volume 1

Description: "This report presents the results of laboratory and field tests conducted by the Corps of Engineers to develop a method for the design and construction control of asphalt paving mixtures. The investigation consisted of: (a) the selection of a test apparatus and the performance of laboratory studies to develop techniques and procedures; (b) the construction of a test section and the performance of traffic tests with 15,000 and 37,000-lb single and 60,000-lb dual wheel loads to obtain design criteria; and (c) additional laboratory work to adjust the test procedures to the design criteria" (p. 1).
Date: May 1948
Creator: Waterways Experiment Station (U.S.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The Changeable Interaction between Soils and Pressure Cells: Tests and Reviews at the Waterways Experiment Station

Description: Partial abstract: "The principal subjects of the report are the often neglected changes in the interaction of soil and pressure cells with consequent changes in relative errors in cell registrations. The report contains (a) a brief account of the development and use of soil pressure cells; (b) a review of proposed theories for soil-cell interaction; (c) a delayed account of tests with Waterways Experiment Station pressure cells placed in a large triaxial device; and (d) tentative conclusions plus suggestions for calibration, installation, and measuring procedures."
Date: June 1976
Creator: Hvorslev, Mikael Juul
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Development of Nondestructive Testing Systems for in situ Evaluation of Concrete Structures

Description: Final report regarding the testing of concrete structures. Partial abstract: "The need for additional capability to nondestructively evaluate concrete in large structures is similar for both the US Army Corps of Engineers (CE) and the US Bureau of Reclamation (USBR). In view of this mutual need, the CE and the USBR entered into a cooperative program of research and development designed to increase the nondestructive testing evaluation capabilities of these two organizations, with each agency sharing the program planning and financial support."
Date: December 1987
Creator: Thornton, Henry T., Jr. & Alexander, A. Michel
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Concepts for Installation of the Precast Concrete Stay-in-Place Forming System for Lock Wall Rehabilitation in an Operational Lock

Description: Report describing a study to extend the application of a method to rehabilitate damaged lock walls that uses a stay-in-place forming system. "During this study, operational and design criteria were developed to serve as the basis for design. A number of repair concepts were identified that satisfied the criteria" (abstract, para. 3).
Date: December 1989
Creator: Waterways Experiment Station (U.S.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Comparison of Cast-in-Place Concrete Versus Precast Concrete Stay-in-Place Forming Systems for Lock Wall Rehabilitation

Description: "The objectives of this report are as follows: (a) To present the design and details utilized on the precast concrete panel rehabilitation at Troy Lock. (b) To compare the results of precast concrete panel rehabilitation with previous cast-in-place repairs, with respect to quality, cost, and schedule. (c) To recommend refinements in the details and methods of fabrication and erection of the precast panels, based on lessons learned from work performed at Troy Lock." (p. 2).
Date: October 1993
Creator: Miles, William R.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Geotechnical Applications of the Self-Potential Method, Report 3: Development of Self-Potential Interpretation Techniques for Seepage Detection

Description: This report consists of four distinct but complementary parts: (a) a laboratory/field study of environmental effects on self-potential (SP) electrodes and long-term stability of the electrodes; (b) field investigations at Beaver Dam, Arkansas; (c) development of a computer program for interpretation of seepage-related SP field survey data; (d) development of an extensive bibliography and data base for acquisition and interpretation of seepage-related SP data.
Date: February 1989
Creator: Corwin, Robert W. & Butler, Dwain K.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Geotechnical Aspects of Rock Erosion in Emergency Spillway Channels, Report 1

Description: "The problem of rock erosion in unlined emergency spillway channels is described in this first-of-a series report. Recent CE and non-CE case histories which illustrate the potentially hazardous impacts of excessive erosion in discharge channels are described as are the various factors controlling erosion and other responses to emergency spillway overflow. Research programs designed to improve geotechnical capabilities with respect to selection of cost-effective preventive and remedial measures in discharge channels where the risk of excessive erosion appears high are also discussed" (abstract, para. 1).
Date: August 1986
Creator: Cameron, Christopher P.; Cato, Kerry Don; McAneny, Colin C. & May, James H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Nondestructive Vibratory Testing and Evaluation Procedure for Military Roads and Streets

Description: This report describes a procedure for the nondestructive evaluation of military roads and streets, performed with the Road Rater 2008 (an electrohydraulic vibrator which measures the load-deflection response of pavements). "[It] also describes the testing equipment, testing techniques, data reduction procedures, and computational methodology used in developing the evaluation procedures. Detailed examples are presented in the Appendices to guide the users through the evaluation procedures for both flexible (AC) and rigid (PCC) highway pavements. An operator's guide describing the day-to-day maintenance and operation of the NODET is presented in Appendix C" (abstract, para. 2).
Date: July 1984
Creator: Coleman, David M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

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.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department