Geotechnical & Geological

Why Use Numerical Modeling to Make Dam Safety Risk Management Decisions?
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Why Use Numerical Modeling to Make Dam Safety Risk Management Decisions?

JTVCcG9zdF9wdWJsaXNoZWQlNUQ=Numerical modeling is the computer simulation of the anticipated behavior of infrastructure. It is a valuable tool for identifying and managing risk, as it may warn of undesired scenarios long before they materialize. Offering a wide range of possibilities and benefits, numerical modeling can help decision makers predict the expected behavior of a dam, its…

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Pittsburgh Landslide Remediation Showcased on National TV

Pittsburgh Landslide Remediation Showcased on National TV

In 2018, Pittsburgh set a new record for rainfall. This rain proved to be the final ingredient that pushed this critical thoroughfare of Route 30 into failure.

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CFD Modeling for Low-Head Dams: The Angels are in the Details
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CFD Modeling for Low-Head Dams: The Angels are in the Details

JTVCcG9zdF9wdWJsaXNoZWQlNUQ=Low-head Dock Street Dam on the Susquehanna River has experienced 30 documented deaths between 1935 and 2018.It is impossible to simulate, study, and remedy the highly dangerous and complex circulating currents at these low-head dams using standard 1D or 2D modeling approaches. Even though generalized physical models and published empirical data are present to provide a general…

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