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The Development of a Material Model for Engineering Behavior Characteristics of Cemented Soils for the Las Vegas Valley.
Cemented soils deposits located in Las Vegas valley have long been a challenge for engineers. These deposits can distribute considerable loads over a large area. They are, however difficult to model or predict using ...
Three-dimensional visualization of the Berlin-Ichthyosaur State Park fossil beds from terrestrial LiDAR data
A terrestrial LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) unit was used to scan an in situ death assemblage of the enormous Late Triassic ichthyosaur, Shonisaurus popularis, with the goal of testing the applicability of this method ...
Lake Mead, Third Intake Structure
This project considers the Lake Mead third intake shaft. The third intake shaft was commissioned by the SNWA in order to provided continued access to clean water for the Las Vegas Valley in light of a recent trend in ...
Review of Underground Tunneling Techniques at the New Irvington Tunnel in San Francisco, California and the Virginia and Truckee Railroad in Virginia City, Nevada
The Irvington Tunnel located beneath San Francisco, California transports drinking water from Hetch Hetchy Reservoir to almost 2.5 million people. Due to seismic activity concerns and lack of renovation, portions of the ...
Carson River Dam Design Proposal
The feasibility of constructing a dam on the East Fork of the Carson River is investigated and a design proposal is presented. Site geology, seismic hazards, economic and environmental impacts, and cost are considered. ...
Statistical analysis of snow-pack stability in the northern Sierra Nevada, California
(University of Nevada, Reno, 1990)
Quantitative relationships were required to help understand avalanche phenomena and create an avalanche forecasting model at Alpine Meadows Ski Resort, California. Currently avalanche forecasting relies entirely on the ...
The effect of tailings solutions on the stability and seepage characteristics of earth dams and ponds
(University of Nevada, Reno, 1981)
The effect of tailing solutions on the stability and seepage characteristics of earth dams and ponds has been studied. Specific attention has been given to the clay which often comprises the core of earthen dams.
The Meadow Mountain landslide complex, Eagle County, Colorado
(University of Nevada, Reno, 1993)
The Meadow Mountain Landslide Complex has been studied in great detail. The complex involves bedrock rooted failures, intermediate zones of activity within colluvial material, and shallow surface failures. Instability ...
Fractal character of landslide block distribution
(University of Nevada, Reno, 1995)
Landslide blocks can be classified into first, second, and third levels. Not only whole blocks but also second and third level blocks have unique fractal dimensions. The fractal dimension is reversely proportional to the ...
The effects of weathering on the engineering properties of Sierra Nevada granodiorites
(University of Nevada, Reno, 1980)
The effects of weathering on the engineering properties of Sierra Nevada granodiorites were studied. It is possible to predict the mechanical engineering properties of the granodiorites from simple physical properties such ...