The Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) is a United States Army Corps of Engineers research and development organization created in 1999 from the consolidation of seven pre-existing Corps laboratories: The Coastal and Hydraulics Laboratory, the Environmental Laboratory, the Geotechnical and Structures Laboratory, the Information Technology Laboratory, the Construction Engineering Research Laboratory, the Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory, and the Topographic Engineering Center. The consolidation was undertaken in hopes of gaining efficiency and savings from a more compact research organization. The main campus of ERDC is the grounds of the former U.S. Army Waterways Experiment Station in Vicksburg, Mississippi, with many affiliated locations also hosting ERDC facilities. The most notable of these affiliated locations are Champaign, Illinois (home of the Construction Engineering Research Laboratory), Hanover, New Hampshire (Home of the Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory), and Alexandria, Virginia (Home of the Geospatial Research Laboratory, the Topographic Engineering Center’s successor).

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  • Simulated vehicle decontamination and field evaluation of the Decontamination Effluent Treatment System (DETS), 27 June 2017, and associated background studies 

    Medina, Victor F.; Waisner, Scott A.; Martinez-Guerra, Edith, 1989-; Johnson, Jared L.; Brame, Jonathon A.; Gao, Elizabeth J.; Page, Martin A. (Environmental Laboratory (U.S.)Construction Engineering Research Laboratory (U.S.)Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.), 2018-11)
    A technical evaluation of a capability to treat and/or recycle the effluent from the Army’s aqueous based chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) decontamination operations was conducted on 26–28 June 2017 ...
  • Corrosion inhibitive hygroscopic organic-based dust palliatives : final report on Project F12-AR11 

    Morefield, Sean W.; Newman, John K.; Weiss, Charles A.; Thomas, Catherine C.; Malone, P. G. (Construction Engineering Research Laboratory (U.S.)Geotechnical and Structures Laboratory (U.S.)Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.), 2018-11)
    Dense airborne dust caused by military ground vehicles is a large, multi-faceted problem for the Department of Defense. One costly aspect of the problem is that fugitive dust and small rocks made airborne by ground vehicles ...
  • Technical transfer of the System Master Planner-Net Zero Planner (SMPL-NZP) Tool™ from research to production : risk management framework guidelines 

    Liesen, Richard J.; Johnson, Jessica A.; Swanson, Matthew M.; Stinson, James T.; Case, Michael P. (Construction Engineering Research Laboratory (U.S.)Information Technology Laboratory (U.S.)Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.), 2018-09)
    The System Master Planner-Net Zero Planner (SMPL-NZP) Tool is an installation energy master planning tool demonstrated via the Environmental Security Technology Certification Program (ESTCP). The goals of this project were ...
  • Development of a Geomorphology-Based Framework for Cultural Resources Management, Dworshak Reservoir, Idaho 

    Corcoran, Maureen K.; Smith, Lawson M.; Wakeley, Lillian D.; Nickens, Paul R.; Geotechnical and Structures Laboratory (U.S.); Environmental Laboratory (U.S.) (Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.), 2001-08)
    The U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center developed a technical framework for identifying, evaluating, and mitigating impacts to cultural resource sites affected by reservoir operation in the Columbia River ...
  • Decision Support Capabilities for Future Technology Requirements 

    Case, Michael P.; Goran, William D.; Gunther, Thomas A.; Holland, Jeffery P.; Johnston, Douglas M.; Lessard, Gene.; Schmidt, Wayne J.; Construction Engineering Research Laboratory (U.S.:2000-); Coastal and Hydraulics Laboratory (U.S.) (Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.), 2001-01)
    Managing land ("place-based") resources has become a challenging task. Federal land resource managers face complex decisions to balance many goals. As decisiownaking becomes more complex, demands increase for technologies ...
  • Levee setback utility for mission integration in the Sangamon River floodplain : Illinois Waterway 

    Theiling, Charles H.; Kirkeeng, Thomas A.; Haring, Christopher P.; Dahl, Travis A. (Environmental Laboratory (U.S.)Coastal and Hydraulics Laboratory (U.S.)Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.), 2018-08)
    This document presents a levee setback case study on the Sangamon River near Beardstown, IL. Five potential setback scenarios were tested using a Hydrologic Engineering Center-River Analysis System (HEC-RAS) hydraulic and ...
  • Heterotrophic microbial communities in biological soil crusts : responses to temperature and precipitation 

    Doherty, Stacy J.; LeGrand, Sandra L.; Foley, Karen L.; Rosten, Shelby A.; Jones, Robert M.; Fisher, Andmorgan R.; Sikaroodi, Masoumeh.; Gillevet, Pat.; Barbato, Robyn A. (Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (U.S.)Geospatial Research Laboratory (U.S.)Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.), 2018-08)
    Mineral dust affects many of Earth’s processes (e.g., radiative forcing, nutrient distribution, and hydrology) and poses a risk to Army maneuverability and situational awareness. Understanding soil processes and how these ...
  • Flavonoids Differentially Influence Rhizosphere Bacterial Communities from Native and Introduced Lespedeza Roots 

    Busby, Ryan R.; Ringelberg, David B.; Jung, Carina M. (Construction Engineering Research Laboratory (U.S.)Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (U.S.)Environmental Laboratory (U.S.), 2018-08)
    Military training can create disturbances that facilitate invasive plant establishment. Introduced plant species’ interactions with soil microbial communities through root exudates often aid plants in colonizing new locales. ...
  • Impact of Parametric Uncertainties on Scattered Signal Distributions and Receiver Operating Characteristics 

    Wilson, D. Keith.; Breton, Daniel J.; Hart, Carl R.; Ostashev, Vladimir E.; Nykaza, Edward T.; Pettit, Chris L. (Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (U.S.)Construction Engineering Research Laboratory (U.S.), 2018-07)
    Many different distributions are used to model statistics of waves that have been randomly scattered in atmospheric and terrain environments. These distributions have varying analytical advantages and ranges of physical ...
  • Moisture Detection of Stored Rapid-Setting Cementitious Materials 

    Shannon, Jameson D.; Carruth, William D.; Norwood, Gregory J.; Carr, Harold T. (Geotechnical Laboratory (U.S.)Information Technology Laboratory (U.S.), 2018-07)
    Storage of airfield damage repair (ADR) materials onsite is essential for rapid repair operations. However, ADR materials may have limited shelf lives and are prone to degradation in the presence of moisture. This study ...
  • Sustainability-Related Publications Calendar Years 2016 – 2017 

    Holcomb, Franklin H.; Deliman, Patrick N.; Ringelberg, David B. (Construction Engineering Research Laboratory (U.S.)Environmental Laboratory (U.S.)Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (U.S.), 2018-04)
    The Center for the Advancement of Sustainability Innovations (CASI) was established by the U.S. Army Engineer Research and De-velopment Center (ERDC) as a new capability in 2006 hosted at the Construction Engineering ...
  • A photogrammetric method for obtaining soil density 

    Berney, Ernest S.; Ganesh, Naveen B.; Pratt, Thad C. (Geotechnical and Structures Laboratory (U.S.)Coastal and Hydraulics Laboratory (U.S.)Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.), 2018-06)
    There is a need for a simple, accurate soil density measurement system that does not require extensive calibration or significant health and safety measures for compaction quality control. This research describes the ...
  • Unmanned aircraft systems to support environmental applications within USACE Civil Works 

    Suir, Glenn M.; Reif, Molly K.; Hammond, Shea L.; Jackson, Sam S.; Brodie, Katherine L. (Environmental Laboratory (U.S.)Coastal and Hydraulics Laboratory (U.S.)Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.), 2018-06)
    The combination of static infrastructure with dynamic and diverse landscapes creates management challenges for navigation, storm damage reduction, and ecosystem health that are exacerbated during natural disasters. To ...
  • Miter gate gap detection using principal component analysis 

    Eick, Brian A.; Treece, Zachary R.; Spencer, Billie F.; Smith, Matthew D.; Sweeney, Steven C.; Alexander, Quincy G.; Foltz, Stuart D. (Construction Engineering Research Laboratory (U.S.)Coastal and Hydraulics Laboratory (U.S.)Information Technology Laboratory (U.S.)Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.), 2018-04)
    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) operates and maintains 236 lock chambers at 191 lock sites on 41 waterways throughout the contiguous United States.Waterway navigational locks are important parts of the nation’s ...
  • To complain or not to complain : spatial analysis of complaint behavior around military installations 

    Morrison, Dawn A.; Nykaza, Edward T.; Wyant, Nicole M. (Construction Engineering Research Laboratory (U.S.)Geospatial Research Laboratory (U.S.)Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.), 2018-06)
    This technical note (TN) explores the spatial patterns associated with the probability of receiving a community complaint in response to blast noise from military training. In this instance, blast noise is defined as ...
  • Corrosion and migration of zero-valent depleted uranium products in soil 

    Medina, Victor F.; Wynter, Michelle.; Larson, Steven L.; Moser, Robert D.; Nestler, Catherine C. (Environmental Laboratory (U.S.)Geotechnical and Structures Laboratory (U.S.)Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.), 2018-06)
    Zero-valent metallic depleted uranium (DU) penetrators exposed in the environment after firing frequently undergo corrosion. Unlike previous field studies, this report evaluates metallic DU corrosion in a controlled ...
  • Use of an acoustic camera to evaluate the performance of tickler chains and draghead deflectors for sea turtle protection during hopper dredging in the United States of America 

    Dickerson, Dena D.; Welp, Timothy L.; Willis, Stephen M.; Novy, Douglas (Environmental Laboratory (U.S.)Coastal and Hydraulics Laboratory (U.S.)Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.), 2018-05)
    Potential risk for incidental take of sea turtles exists during hopper dredging throughout sea turtle coastal habitats. While the international dredging community has incorporated turtle protection methods developed by the ...
  • High energy large scale blast sound propagation experiments 

    Pater, Larry L. (Larry Lamann), 1944-; White, Michael J.; Albert, Donald G.; Swearingen, Michelle E.; Wilson, D. Keith.; Nykaza, Edward T.; MacAllister, Bruce A.; Mifflin, Jeffery A.; Jones, Bonnie J.; Valente, Daniel P.; Nemeth, Sarah B. (Construction Engineering Research Laboratory (U.S.)Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (U.S.)Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.), 2017-03)
    Atmospheric conditions greatly affect the propagation of the sound. Currently, little information exists regarding the amount of variation in level and spectra of blast noise that is caused by changing meteorological ...
  • Modeling transport of nanoparticles : pilot study 

    Lackey, Tahirih C.; Diamond, Steven A.; Moser, Robert D.; Weiss, Charles A.; Kennedy, Alan James, 1976- (Coastal and Hydraulics Laboratory (U.S.)Environmental Laboratory (U.S.)Geotechnical and Structures Laboratory (U.S.)Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.), 2018-04)
    Determination of transport of engineered nanomaterials within the aquatic environment is an important area of study due to knowledge and capabilities gaps, leading to uncertainty. The lack of research in this area greatly ...
  • Building Identification Wizard : Version 1.5.1 

    Garton, Byron M.; Montgomery, Speler T.; Roth, Michael Jason, 1975- (Geotechnical and Structures Laboratory (U.S.)Information Technology Laboratory (U.S.)Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.), 2018-04)
    This document discusses the Worldwide Construction Practices Building Identification Wizard program version 1.5.1, which provides a guided user interface that aids in the identification of building construction types and ...

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