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Assessing coastal vulnerability: Advanced modeling methods and dynamic hydraulic characteristics of Gulf Coastal systems
The United States coastline contain some of the most valued ecological resources, the most populated urban areas, the most complex infrastructure systems, the most prolific economic engines, and the busiest ports of trade. ...
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 ...
Probabilistic Fragility of Interdependent Urban Systems Subjected to Seismic Hazards
Urban service networks have come under increased pressure due to expansion of urban population, decrease of capital investment, growing interdependence, and man-made and natural hazards. This thesis introduces a simulation-based ...
Harmonic Wavelets Procedures and Wiener Path and Integral Methods for Response Determination and Reliability Assessment of Nonlinear Systems/Structures
In this thesis a novel approximate/analytical approach based on the concepts of stochastic averaging and of statistical linearization is developed for the response determination of nonlinear/hysteretic multi-degree-of-freedom ...
The use of a distributed hydrologic model to evaluate the location of development and flood control reservoirs
The Little Cypress Creek watershed remains one of the least developed areas in Houston. A Vflo™ physically-based, distributed hydrologic model is used to predict the effects of future development within the watershed. Model ...
Mitigating seismic risk in developing countries: A case study on the 2005 Kashmir earthquake
The increase in awareness and understanding of earthquakes has encouraged the development of culturally appropriate risk mitigation strategies that aim to build community resilience in preparation for the next natural ...