A salutary note at the end of Rutherford Aris’ Mathematical Modelling Techniques: When a model is being used as a simulation an obvious comparison can be made between its predictions and the results of the experiment. We are favourably impressed with the model if the agreement is good and if it has not been purchased […]

Don’t Try to Predict Physics (or Much of Anything Else) Without a Model — Chet Aero Marine

Don’t Try to Predict Physics (or Much of Anything Else) Without a Model — Chet Aero Marine

This is a new paper to update and expand on part of the first technical paper presented by a Vulcan employee: the paper “A Proposal for a Simplified Model for the Determination of Dynamic Loads and Stresses During Pile Driving,” originally presented at the 1987 Offshore Technology Conference. The abstract is here: Warrington (1987) was […]

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OTC 5397 Revisited: Analysis of Cushioned Pile Hammers — vulcanhammer.info

View complete article here. There are situations where structures are built upon something other than naturally occurring soil. It is possible to build over a sanitary landfill, for example. City neighborhoods have been built upon man-made fills. There are other unusual soils that present challenges to construction, such as chemically reactive or lateritic soils. It…

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Atypical Construction Sites: Building on Sanitary Landfill, Man-Made Fills, and Unusual Soils — Pile Buck Magazine

GRL Engineers, Inc. has provided reliable testing services and analyses in the deep foundations industry for over 40 years. Known for quick response-time, the engineering firm covers testing throughout the United States and offshore. This Pennsylvania Office of GRL Engineers, Inc., provides driven pile and drilled shaft testing services for bridges, highways, ports, and large…

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GRL Engineer’s Pennsylvania Office Provides Remote Testing Services to Help Meet Construction Project Timelines — Pile Buck Magazine

Two dams breached in Midland County, Michigan, causing flooding and the evacuation of 10,000 local residents after days of heavy rains. The Edenville Dam and the Sanford Dam both experienced “catastrophic dam failures” affecting the […] The post Two Michigan Dam’s Breach, Thousands Evacuated appeared first on GeoPrac.net.

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Two Michigan Dam’s Breach, Thousands Evacuated — GeoPrac.net