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ASCE provides a healthy number of free research papers each month. The following is a list of free publications content for the month of May 2023. These papers are also featured on the following page while they are open: https://ascelibrary.org/editors_choice_papers(Note: When you click on the link you will be leaving Collaborate.asce.org and directed to ASCELIBRARY.org where you must re-enter your ASCE login credentials to access the free content. The login button is in the upper-right corner).I'll be sharing these papers each month to encourage discussion on some of these topics. I'll also be tagging these posts as "ASCE Papers" for you to easily access in the future. Please feel free to comment on other areas where you might like to see additional research as well!
Journal of Aerospace Engineering
Phased Array System for Damage Detection in Plate-Like Structures Based on Single Lamb Wave Mode Extraction
Journal of Construction Engineering and Management
Industry Perception of the Suitability of Wearable Robot for Construction Work
International Journal of Geomechanics
Stability Analysis of Antidip Bedding Rock Slopes with Very Low-Persistent Cross Joints Using a Limit-Equilibrium Model and Fracture Mechanics
Journal of Hydrologic Engineering
Design Hydrographs in Small Watersheds from General Unit Hydrograph Model and NRCS-NOAA Rainfall Distributions
Journal of Hydraulic Engineering
Modeling Sediment Resuspension and Transport Processes Induced by Propeller Wash from Ship Traffic
Journal of Irrigation and Drainage Engineering
Derivation of the Penman–Monteith Equation with the Thermodynamic Approach. I: A Review and Theoretical Development
Journal of Management in Engineering
Natural Language Processing–Driven Similar Project Determination Using Project Scope Statements
Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering
Investigation of Enzyme–Based Soil Stabilization in Field Application
Journal of Pipeline Systems Engineering and Practice
Development of Comprehensive Rating for the Evaluation of Sewer Pipelines
Practice Periodical on Structural Design and Construction
Effects of Ground Motion Incident Angle on Inelastic Seismic Demands of Skewed Bridges Subjected to Mainshock–Aftershock Sequences
Journal of Structural Engineering
ASCE 7-22 Wind Speed Profiles and Velocity Pressure Exposure Coefficients for Structural Design
Journal of Surveying Engineering
Drone Services, Surveying, and Free Speech: The Dilemma
Journal of Sustainable Water in the Built Environment
Influence of Precipitation Uncertainty and Land Use Change on the Optimal Catchment Scale Configuration of Green Stormwater Infrastructure
Journal of Transportation Engineering, Part A: Systems
The Future of Public Transportation and Research Needs
Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management
Watershed-Scale Strategies to Increase Resilience to Climate-Driven Changes to Surface Waters: North American Electric Power Sector Case Study
This paper goes somewhere I would like to see taken further. We engineers, above all others, need to be more thoughtful about consequences than we tend to be. When we extract "free" energy from somewhere, we need to be better about asking the question, "What is NOT going to happen or NOT going to get done as a consequence of the absence of the "free" energy we're extracting." This paper starts in that direction a little bit by considering what happens when. . . . That needs to be a careful consideration as we look at tidal, wave, and deep sea energy capture. All that energy has been doing something for millennia. What?
Your raise an excellent question, Rebecca. If the captured energy is a small fraction of that available, side effects should be small. When we examined hydrokinetic energy captured by placing turbines in rivers, we found that large arrays of turbines could potentially affect water quality, sedimentation, habitats, biota and navigability of waterways*. Every situation should be examined for the tradeoffs.*VanZwieten, J., McAnally, W., Ahmad, J., Davis, T., Martin, J., Bevelhimer, M., Cribbs, A., Lippert, R., Hudon, T. and Trudeau, M., 2015. In-stream hydrokinetic power: Review and appraisal. Journal of Energy Engineering, 141(3), p.04014024.