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U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Engineer Research & Development Center
Coastal and Hydraulics Laboratory
3909 Halls Ferry Road
Vicksburg, MS 39180-6199

Coastal and Hydraulics Laboratory (CHL)

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.

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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

Augmented Reality Sandbox

The U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center’s Coastal and Hydraulics Laboratory has a new
[Published: 7/3/2017

Rosati named Technical Director

Dr. Julie Rosati has been selected as the Technical Director, Flood and Coastal in the Coastal and
[Published: 6/2/2017