Hydrology; The Fundamental Basis of Hydraulic Engineering

Hydrology; The Fundamental Basis of Hydraulic Engineering

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1919 edition. Excerpt: ...River in Kentucky, Tennessee, Missouri and Arkansas, and those areas became marshes and permanent lakes, in some of which standing trees are still visible. (See Fig. 179.)" One of the most disastrous earthquakes of modern times occurred near San Francisco in 1906. This was caused by a new slipping on the old fault plane which has been traced for a distance of about 180 miles. (See Fig. 180.) The horizontal displacement shown by the existing Santa C a T Fio. 180.--Fault Line of the San Francisco Earthquake of 1906. roads, fences, etc. (see Fig. 181), was considerable. Many buildings and engineering works, pavements, pipe lines, etc., were destroyed by the shock, but the principal losses were caused by the resulting serious conflagration which destroyed most of the City of San Francisco.4 These disturbances are of great importance to the engineer who may have hydraulic works to construct in countries where earthquakes are liable to occur. Such structures must be carefully designed with such occurrences in view both for the safety of the structures and of the lives of the people which may depend upon such safety. Landslides--Masses of earth and rock on unstable slopes sometimes break away and slide into adjacent depressions. Conditions favorable to such occurrences exist where the masses overlie or consist largely of beds of soft incoherent material and especially where the bed joints are inclined toward the surface and the mass above has vertical jointing. s The New Madrid Earthquake, by M. L. Fuller. - The San Francisco Earthquake, by Q. K. Gilbert, et al. The undercutting of streams and the saturation of the strata are factors which commonly make gravity effective in natural slides. In engineering works similar slides are caused by the...show more

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  • Paperback | 174 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 9mm | 322g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236635108
  • 9781236635105