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The research pier at Duck has been part of monitoring coastal storms and near-shore processes since 1977, providing for a continuous 40-year record of data for scientists worldwide.
Spiral 2 Technical Demonstration for Port Improvement via Exigent Repair Joint Capability Technology Demonstration: The Spiral 2 Technical Demonstration for PIER JCTD was recently held in Vicksburg, Mississippi, led by Dr. Mike Hammons. Spiral 2 demonstrated logistical agility via expedient mechanical repair kit sets developed by GSL for degraded pier substructure repair or reinforcement. Kit sets were installed on a simulated pier structure above and below water by divers from CHL’s Field Data Collection and Analysis Branch. Proof load tests were conducted by GSL’s Structural Analysis and Experimentation Team. Stakeholders and collaborators from multiple government entities attended.
PIER JCTD Spiral 2
Spiral 2 Technical Demonstration for Port Improvement via Exigent Repair Joint Capability Technology Demonstration: The Spiral 2 Technical Demonstration for PIER JCTD was recently held in Vicksburg, Mississippi, led by Dr. Mike Hammons. Spiral 2 demonstrated logistical agility via expedient mechanical repair kit sets developed by GSL for degraded pier substructure repair or reinforcement. Kit sets were installed on a simulated pier structure above and below water by divers from CHL’s Field Data Collection and Analysis Branch. Proof load tests were conducted by GSL’s Structural Analysis and Experimentation Team. Stakeholders and collaborators from multiple government entities attended.
Aaron Byrd, civil research engineer in ERDC’s Coastal Hydraulics Laboratory, works on inundation maps for the Houston area during Hurricane Harvey August 29.
Corps of Engineers researchers use supercomputer to model Harvey flooding
Aaron Byrd, civil research engineer in ERDC’s Coastal Hydraulics Laboratory, works on inundation maps for the Houston area during Hurricane Harvey August 29.
Students taking part in the SAME Camp try out the new augmented reality sandbox at ERDC's Coastal and Hydraulics Laboratory in Vicksburg June 16.
Augmented Reality Sandbox
Students taking part in the SAME Camp try out the new augmented reality sandbox at ERDC's Coastal and Hydraulics Laboratory in Vicksburg June 16.

CHL News

USACE honors researcher for a career reducing coastal risk

Dr. Jeff Melby recently finished a three-decade career with the highest honors a researcher can
[Published: 11/30/2017

Corps facility serves as epicenter of coastal research

After 40 years, Field Research Facility at Duck, NC, continues to revolutionize coastal
[Published: 10/13/2017

Corps of Engineers researchers use supercomputer to model Harvey flooding

As forecasts tracked Hurricane Harvey’s course toward Houston last week, researchers in Vicksburg,
[Published: 9/1/2017