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The Impact of Palustrine Wetland Loss on Flood Peaks: An Application of Distributed Hydrologic Modeling in Harris County, Texas
This study uses a distributed hydrologic model to assess the impact of wetland loss on flood peaks. There is large agreement among hydrologists that wetlands have significant flood-mitigation potential. However, the lack ...
Life-cycle cost-benefit (LCC-B) analysis for bridge seismic retrofits
Bridges constitute key elements of the nation's infrastructure and are subjected to considerable threats from natural hazards including seismic events. A range of potential bridge retrofit measures may be used to limit ...
The impact of ethanol blend releases to the aesthetic quality of groundwater and the indigenous microbial community
A pilot-scale aquifer system was used to evaluate groundwater quality impacts from a continuous release of an aqueous 10% v:v ethanol solution mixed with benzene and toluene (50 mg/L each). The geochemical footprints ...
Multi-Failure Mode Risk Assessment of the Houston/Galveston Bridge System to Hurricane Threats
This research implements the first Houston/Galveston area hurricane risk assessment of bridges for multiple failure modes: bridge deck uplift and bridge scour. Due to recent hurricane damage of bridges, emergency managers ...
Repetitive control of hysteretic systems using robust H-infinity controller
Unique properties of smart materials have enabled them to successfully replace conventional actuators and sensors. However, their effectiveness and applicability in control is hindered due to the presence of inherent ...