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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.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

McCON: a General Contouring Program for Personal Computers

Description: This report includes a description of a set of topographic contouring computer programs which are operational on DOS-based personal computers, including a discussion of the mathematical procedure used to generate the contour maps and a detailed User's Guide.
Date: September 1992
Creator: Palmerton, John B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

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.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Beach and Borrow Site Sediment Investigation for a Beach Nourishment at Ocean City, Maryland

Description: Report describing the methodology used to sample and analyze sediment at Ocean City, Maryland as part of a beach nourishment project. During the project, sediment was moved from borrow sites to construct parts of the beach area; both the borrow sites and native beach were tested.
Date: May 1990
Creator: Anders, Fred J. & Hansen, Mark
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

Levee Underseepage Analysis for Special Foundation Conditions

Description: This report describes a research study in which techniques were developed for prediction of underseepage conditions for special cases of levee and foundation geometry. The differential equations for levee underseepage were derived and programmed in finite difference form for three special cases of boundary conditions. The developed programs allow analyses that are not restricted to the boundary conditions assumed in the conventional, closed form solution, i.e., two foundation layers of uniform thickness with horizontal boundaries.
Date: September 1989
Creator: Wolff, Thomas F.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Levee Underseepage Analysis for Special Foundation Conditions [Floppy Disk]

Description: Computer program developed to predict underseepage conditions for special cases of levee and foundation geometry. The differential equations for levee underseepage were derived and programmed in finite difference form for three special cases of boundary conditions. The developed programs allow analyses that are not restricted to the boundary conditions assumed in the conventional, closed form solution, i.e., two foundation layers of uniform thickness with horizontal boundaries.
Date: September 1989
Creator: Wolff, Thomas F.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Levee Underseepage Software: User Manual and Validation

Description: Report discussing the FORTRAN 77 computer program (LEVSEEP), developed to analyze levee underseepage on IBM PC compatible microcomputers with an 8087 math coprocessor. The software and associated equipment plots cross sections and piezometer data; calculates seepage flow and substratum pressure; analyzes landside berm, river side blanket, cutoff and relief well control measures; and finally, estimates the construction cost of these alternatives.
Date: September 1989
Creator: Cunny, Robert W.; Agostinelli, Victor M., Jr. & Taylor, Hugh M., Jr.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Levee Underseepage Software: User Manual and Validation [Floppy Disk]

Description: A FORTRAN 77 computer program (LEVSEEP), developed to analyze levee underseepage on IBM PC compatible microcomputers with an 8087 math coprocessor. The software and associated equipment plots cross sections and piezometer data; calculates seepage flow and substratum pressure; analyzes landside berm, river side blanket, cutoff and relief well control measures; and finally, estimates the construction cost of these alternatives.
Date: September 1989
Creator: Cunny, Robert W.; Agostinelli, Victor M., Jr. & Taylor, Hugh M., Jr.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Monolith Joint Repairs: Case Histories

Description: This report discusses a study to identify materials and techniques to repair monolith joints, a common location for deficiencies in dams and locks. It also identified areas for further investigation to supplement existing technologies.
Date: August 1989
Creator: May, James G. & McDonald, James E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

A Study of Sand Waves in the Panama City, Florida, Entrance Channel

Description: Report describing a study of the entrance channel to St. Andrew Bay, near Panama City, Florida, which is subject to the formation of large sand waves. It was intended to determine the extent of the problem and to review possible alternatives for addressing it.
Date: July 1989
Creator: Lillycrop, W. Jeff; Rosati, Julie Dean & McGehee, David D.
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

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

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

Isabella Dam Spillway, Kern River, California: Hydraulic Model Investigation

Description: Abstract: "Tests were conducted on a 1:50-scale model of Isabella Dam Spillway to determine the adequacy of proposed spillway, dam, and channel improvements. The model reproduced an area of the reservoir 800 ft wide by 1,100 ft long, the spillway, and the entire length of the exit channel. Unsatisfactory flow conditions were observed in the vicinity of the spillway crest due to approach conditions to the spillway. Large cross waves, present in the exit channel just downstream of the spillway, resulted in occasional overtopping of the right wall. A grouted rock dike that provided satisfactory flow conditions at the spillway and downstream throughout the exit channel was placed adjacent to the existing spillway approach wall."
Date: August 1987
Creator: Davis, W. G.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Repair of Waterstop Failures: Case Histories

Description: This report discusses case studies of failures in waterstops that prevent water passage through the monolith joints of concrete dams and locks. "The primary objective of this study was to identify materials and techniques which have been used in repair of waterstop failures. Also, based on a review and evaluation of current practices, a secondary objective was to identify those areas where research is needed to supplement existing technology" (abstract).
Date: November 1986
Creator: McDonald, J. E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Chemical and Biological Characterization of Black Rock Harbor Dredged Material

Description: "This is one in a series of scientific reports documenting the findings of studies conducted under the Interagency Field Verifications of Testing and Predictive Methodologies for Dredged Material Disposal Alternatives (referred to at the Field Verification Program or FVP). This program is a comprehensive evaluation of environmental effects of dredged material disposal under conditions of upland and aquatic disposal and wetland creation."
Date: September 1985
Creator: Rogerson, Peter F.; Schimmel, Steven C. & Hoffman, Gerald
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The Vaiont Slide: A Geotechnical Analysis Based on New Geologic Observations of the Failure Surface, Volume 1: Main Text

Description: First part of a final report describing "efforts to confirm the existence and nature of clay seams in the [Vaiont Slide] mass and to confirm the possible existence of an 'old' slide at the site. These efforts were made by (a) firsthand field observations of the geology, (b) an examination of preslide and postslide airphotographs, (c) laboratory testing of samples of failure plane materials, and (d) and examination and translation of geologic and other documents related to preslide and postslide conditions" (abstract, para. 2). The report also presents stability analyses of the Vaiont Slide.
Date: June 1985
Creator: Hendron, A. J., Jr. & Patton, F. D.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The Vaiont Slide: A Geotechnical Analysis Based on New Geologic Observations of the Failure Surface, Volume 2: Appendicies A Through G

Description: Second part of a final report containing appendices to accompany a study describing "efforts to confirm the existence and nature of clay seams in the [Vaiont Slide] mass and to confirm the possible existence of an 'old' slide at the site. These efforts were made by (a) firsthand field observations of the geology, (b) an examination of preslide and postslide airphotographs, (c) laboratory testing of samples of failure plane materials, and (d) and examination and translation of geologic and other documents related to preslide and postslide conditions" (abstract, para. 2, Volume 1).
Date: June 1985
Creator: Hendron, A. J., Jr. & Patton, F. D.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Foundation Grouting Practices at Corps of Engineers Dams

Description: The purpose of the assessment is to provide background information on the Corps' practices, identify shortcomings in specifications, estimates, grout placement techniques, and, in general, to determine the effectiveness of the Corps' grouting programs. The report reviews past grouting projects and describes the planning, execution, and performance evaluation of the programs.
Date: October 1984
Creator: Albritton, John; Jackson, Lawson & Bangert, Robert
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department