Dynamic Torsional Response of Symmetric Structures

A Sound Assembly
In downtown Salt Lake City, the new 1.5 million sq ft (140 000 m²) conference center for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (LDS) faced design issues that include height restrictions,...

Stability of a Geodesic Dome Under Symmetric Dynamic Loads

A Quasicrystal for Denmark's Coast
The first true quasicrystal structure will have been built in the fall of 1993 at COAST (The Center for Art, Science, and Technology at the Danish Technical University). With 600 aluminum...

Anomalous Dispersion Paradox in Shallow Water Gravity Waves Shoaling Over Slopping Bottom
Pecularities of celerity spectra of shoaling gravity waves are considered. The results of flume and field experiments focused on the measurements of celerity spectra of shoaling gravity...

The Influence of Exposed Footings on Pier Scour Depths
Data compiled from past test efforts are combined in this article with the results of two new flume test studies. The combined material, presented graphically, suggests a method for adjusting...

Buckling of Guyed Towers
The buckling load of a column guyed in a plane by symmetric guy wires is considered. The column is built-in at the ground, supported at the top by guy wires, and is loaded by a vertical...

Robust Estimators in Hydrologic Frequency Analysis
This paper applies a specific robust estimation procedure known as 'trimming' in flood frequency analysis. The trimming technique consists in censoring the series of recorded floods by...

Performance Factors of Neutron Moisture Probes Related to Position of Source on Detector
The performances of two commercially available neutron moisture probes with different source-detector placement were evaluated. The probes were the Troxler with the neutron source placed...

The Separated Flow Around a Circular Bridge Pier
The unsteady separated flows around a flat plate/cylinder junction and a scour hole/cylinder junction were investigated experimentally. The flow in the plane of symmetry was presented....

A Shear Locking Free Three-Node Triangular Plate Bending Element for Moderately-Thick and Thin Symmetrically Cross-Ply Laminated Plates
A shear locking free three-node triangular plate bending element based on Reissner/Mindlin theory for symmetric general cross-ply laminated plates is developed. The element has total nine...

Damage Mechanics Modeling of the Cyclic Behavior of Plain Concrete
The sudden stiffening behavior of concrete under cyclic loading is discussed and the available experimental investigations to delocalize damage is reviewed. A discussion on the applicability...

Direct Tensile Test: Stability and Bifurcation
Unnotched specimens of quasibrittle materials that exhibit post-peak strain softening do not deform symmetrically in a direct tension test. The phenomenon (which is similar to the recently...

Similarity Solutions of Starting Jets and Starting Plumes
Similarity solutions of the starting jets and the starting plumes are obtained using a one dimensional model based on the top-hat profiles and the symmetry assumption for the velocity...

Behavior of Concrete-Graphite/Epoxy Sections in Composite Bridge Girders
The focus of this work is on the behavior of composite bridge girders constructed from carbon-fiber-reinforced-plastic sections and concrete slabs. The study examines four-point bending...

An Analytical Solution to Free Vibration Problems of Cross-ply Laminated Thin Doubly-curved Shells
Hitherto an unavailable analytical solution to the free vibration boundary value problems (b.v.ps.) of symmetric and antisymmetric cross-ply laminated thin doubly-curved shells of rectangular...

Buckling Optimization of Laminate Stacking Sequence with Strain Constraints
An integer programming formulation for the design of symmetric and balanced composite laminates subject to buckling and strain constraints is presented. The design variables that define...

Why Bifurcation: A Study of a Reticulated Dome
Numerical results for a hexagonal lattice dome subjected to uniform gravity loading are presented. We demonstrate that a perfect nonlinear bifurcation analysis plays a crucial role in...

Space Frame Experimental Behavior
Previous tests on double layer grid space frames have shown that, in some cases, significant initial forces exist. In addition, for externally determinate symmetrical tests, there was...

Optimization for Exact Stability of 2-Bar Trusses
This paper is concerned with the structural optimization problem of minimizing the weight of a 2-bar truss subject to nonlinear stability constraints. Optimization problems for stability...

 

 

 

 

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