Design of the weather station in the Chukchi Sea for ConocoPhillips Alaska was accomplished as part of a design project by six senior Civil Engineering students at the University of Alaska Anchorage.
Tom Ravens and graduate student Garrett Yager completed a study (funded by the North Pacific Research Board) addressing the hydrodynamic and sediment transport impacts of the Endicott causeway on the North Slope of Alaska. Solid-filled causeways have been used along the Beaufort Sea coastline to support oil and gas drilling operations and to provide maritime access on a shallow coast.
This research assesses the riverine hydrokinetic energy resource in the Continental US for the Department of Energy. The team determined the theoretically available energy as well as the technically recoverable energy in river segments throughout the Continental US.
The University of Alaska Anchorage Civil Engineering department was requested by the Mountain Rider's Alliance to conduct a preliminary site design for a ski resort on Manitoba Mountain located on the eastern Kenai Peninsula.
The majority of today’s authentication systems, including password and fingerprint scanners, are based on one-time, static authentication methods.
Tom Ravens and collaborators are developing process-based coastal erosion models. In contrast to conventional models, these models account for the thermal and mechanical processes that are important in the Arctic.
Design of the Chukchi weather station was accomplished as part of a design project by senior Civil Engineering students at the University of Alaska Anchorage where the structure of an engineering firm was simulated and a partnership with ConocoPhillips Alaska was utilized.