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Seismic Stability of Levees Resting Atop Peat Soil
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07 Feb 2014 | Multimedia | Contributor(s): NEES EOT
Presenters: Scott J. Brandenberg (M. EERI), UCLA; Jonathan P. Stewart (M. EERI), UCLA; Curt Schmutte, Schmutte Consulting; Anne Lemnitzer (M. EERI), University of California, Irvine. Seismic...
UCLA engineers test levee system integrity in simulation
30 Aug 2011 | Multimedia | Contributor(s): NEES EOT
THE DELTA - Sherman Island jiggled like Jell-O on Monday as scientists simulated an earthquake, the likes of which could threaten levees across the Delta.
The scientists built their own...
Earthquake simulator gives model levee a big shake
SHERMAN ISLAND -- A model levee wobbled and tossed as if it were on a giant waterbed but held up nearly intact during a series of simulated earthquakes Monday.
The tests were meant to...