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Dam bottom are key elements to control the water surface elevation below the spillway crest level. As a consequence, they are essential in reservoir management, and play a vital role in dam safety. The convenience of installing an aeration system in dam bottom outlets is well known [...]

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Chemical treatments of paraffin and asphaltene deposition by means of cleaning fluids were carried out in this research project. Research focused on the characterization of asphaltene and paraffin materials and dissolution of asphaltene and paraffin deposits using surfactant/micellar [...]

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The methodology proposed in this research work explores the use of the strain injection concept in a combination of classical strain localization methods and
embedded strong discontinuities, to remove the flaws (stress locking and mesh
bias dependence) of the former, [...]

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Brooks Aqueduct in Alberta, Canada is one of the largest and most sophisticated reinforced concrete aqueducts in the world. Now a national historic site, Brooks Aqueduct was built in 1914. The structure suffers from cracking and degradation in certain locations. To find out the possible [...]

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The tipple building located within the Greenhill Mine complex (a Provincial historic site) in southern Alberta, Canada is a reinforced concrete frame with a steel superstructure. The structure has been analyzed to assess its current state and the extent and causes of deterioration. [...]