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Rensselaer Video of New Orleans Levee Model Illustrating IPET Preliminary Findings   Press Release

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Video of 17th Street Canal Simulation

Statement from the U.S. Department of Justice:
These images are not intended as a final expression of the findings or conclusions of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, nor has it been adopted by the Corps as such. Rather, these preliminary images show data and interim results compiled to date. As preliminary information, they are subject to revisions and changes as additional information is obtained.

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A small-scale centrifuge model of the 17th Street Canal in New Orleans indicates that this levee may have slid on a layer of weak clay just beneath the peat that underlies the earthen structure.

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Annotated Still Images
from the 17th Street Canal Simulation

 A sequence of annotated PowerPoint slides (PowerPoint file).

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Floodwall and Levee
Performance Analysis, Physical Modeling

Presented March 10 by Tarek H. Abdoun, Ph.D., before the American Society of Civil Engineers review committee (PDF file).

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*  ASCE External Review Panel Chair Issues Statement

Attributable to David Daniel, Ph.D., P.E., president of the University of Texas, Dallas; chair, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) External Review Panel (ERP); March 10, 2006

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 Interagency Performance Evaluation Taskforce (IPET) Report 2

This report is the second in a series concerning the in-depth analysis of the New Orleans and Southeast Louisiana Hurricane Protection System being conducted by the IPET. It provides a status report on the conduct of the scope of work outlined in Report 1 as well as preliminary results emerging from the evaluation.

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