Recent Projects

As an engineering student at the Colorado School of Mines, I have had the opportunity to learn and grow working on varied and dynamic team projects.

Leadville Tunnel Blowout Analysis Using MathCad

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Leadville Tunnel Blowout Analysis Using MathCad

The United States Bureau of Reclamation requested a study to evaluate the effects of a partial failure of the Leadville Mine Drainage Tunnel (LMDT) that would release increased concentrations of zinc into the Arkansas River. The drainage tunnel is approximately two miles long and connects with the East Fork of the Arkansas River (US Department of the Interior Bureau of Reclamation, 2008) (refer to Figure 1). The blockage of interest, where partial failure may occur, is located near the Pendery Fault (refer to Figure 2). The tunnel likely...

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Literature Review of Liquefaction Research with a Case Study of Christchurch, NZ

Posted by on Apr 23, 2014 in Recent Projects | 0 comments

Literature Review of Liquefaction Research with a Case Study of Christchurch, NZ

Natural disasters, such as earthquakes that trigger liquefaction, landslides, and rock fall, have impacted societies for generations. The more the human population spreads into rural areas and chooses to live where these events may occur, the greater the impact these phenomena have had on human life and infrastructure. Due to the sporadic occurrence of earthquakes and subsequent events that specifically impact cities and towns, research on liquefaction in general began, only recently, in the late 1960’s and 1970’s. In an effort to better...

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Surface Acceleration and Liquefaction – Matlab Model

Posted by on Apr 21, 2014 in Recent Projects | 0 comments

Surface Acceleration and Liquefaction – Matlab Model

Surface acceleration and liquefaction modeling using Matlab code. Code Sample

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Highway 93 Slope Stability Analysis, Golden, CO

Posted by on Feb 9, 2014 in Recent Projects | 0 comments

Highway 93 Slope Stability Analysis, Golden, CO

The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) has requested an assessment of the stability and potential mitigation of a landslide that developed on the east facing slope of State Highway 93, near Golden, Colorado (refer to Figure 1). The initial slope cut for the bypass was 35-ft-deep. Slow movement of the landslide began during construction and was then stabilized.  In 1992, movement occurred again in the landslide, resulting in damages to the newly opened road. CDOT installed a drainage system to lower the high ground-water levels and...

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Analysis of Pump Test Data from Golden, CO

Posted by on Jan 30, 2014 in Recent Projects | 0 comments

Analysis of Pump Test Data from Golden, CO

The City of Golden requested data analysis of pump tests performed near 6th Avenue and Clear Creek, just north of the Colorado School of Mines campus. The data was collected by another company. The following report contains information about the local geology and hydrology of the site, a Cooper-Jacob analysis, motivation for modeling, and modeling methods and results. Conclusions and recommendations are also included for your consideration. Analysis of Pump Test Data from Golden,...

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