Tuned Liquid Damper and Its Application to Tower-Like Structures
A new kind of damper, Tuned Liquid Damper (TLD) relying upon motion of, shallow liquid in a rigid container for absorbing and dissipating the vibrations energy is explained. The performance...

Potential Flow Over a Wavy Bed: A Persistent Error
The standard small-amplitude theory of potential flow over a wavy bed is briefly discussed, together with the three special values of the Froude Number which define four different flow...

Derivation of a Stability Principle from the Shields Criterion
The widely used specific energy equation, which defines the subcritical and supercritical states of the open channel flow, is a direct result of the integration of the Froude number corresponding...

A Method to Treat Incident Wave Condition in Shallow Water Equation
A method to consider open boundary condition of the shallow water equation to analyze water surface wave and tide is employed in the finite element anaysis. This can be done by considering...

Towards a Distinct Treatment of Incipient Motion for Bed Forms of Low Regime
The principle methods for estimating the incipient particle motion on developed bed forms in the lower regime are compared with each other. Usually only a part of the total wall shear...

A Continuum Mechanics Approach to Loose-Bed Motion
A mathematical model is presented for simulation of loose-bed motion. The physical system is separated into two regions, a bottom region and an upper region. The bottom region is representative...

Critical Shear Stress of Armour Coat
The problem of the determination of the critical shear stress of the armour coat is important in sediment transport, river degradation and aggradation and flow discharge regulation. The...

Near Bed Sediment Concentration as Influenced by Turbulence
Suspended sediment concentration profiles are developed based on the conservation of mass and conservation of momentum equations of sediment laden flows. The resulting concentration profile...

Convolution-Integral Modeling of Non-Equilibrium Sediment Transport
In transient process of sediment transport due to unsteady or/and nonuniform flow or discontinuity of boundary condition, non-equilibrium process appears and it sometimes plays an important...

Cellular Automaton Simulation of Viscous Free Surface Fluid Dynamics
It has been demonstrated elsewhere that the simple interaction of a two dimensional field of discrete particles traveling on a regular lattice yields large scale behavior closely approximating...

A Design Parameter Study of Turbine Draft Tube by Viscous Flow Analysis
Viscous flow analysis based on the full Reynolds-averaged Navier-Stokes equations is being applied to predict successfully turbulent flow characteristics and energy losses in different...

On the Selection of Sediment Transport Equations
Certain aspects of the selection of equations to use in the calculation of sediment transport in streams are examined in this paper. The use of a critical discharge is examined and problems...

Analysis for the Seismic Response of Liquid Containers
An analytical model is presented for the nonlinear response of fluid containers whose bottom may separate from and lift off their foundation, during base excitation. First, the hydrodynamic...

A Family of Concurrent Algorithms for Transient Finite Element Solutions
We derive a family of methods for solving the equations of motion arising in structural dynamics which makes effective use of the architecture of concurrent computers. The algorithm is...

A Two-Layer Hydrodynamic Salinity Model

Turbine Casing and Distributor Hydraulic Design
Interactive casing and distributor hydraulic design and flow analysis software has been developed and tested. Until now, its application is limited to radial distributor turbo-machines....

Moments of Nonlinear Systems
In this paper the problem of writing the equations of moments of nonlinear systems excited by both external and parametric Gaussian white processes is re-examined. The classical K. Ito...

Stochastic Bifurcation of Nonlinear Parametric Systems
Parametrically excited systems with progressive restorings possess two different solutions: the trivial one and a stationary branching process. The second solution is physically existent...

One-Dimensional Modeling of Dam-Break Flow
R.W. MacCormack method is used for the numerical integration of Saint Venant equations to simulate the propagation of one-dimensional dam-break wave. The computed water levels are compared...