# Probabilistic Rotordynamics Analysis Using an Adaptive Importance Sampling Method

*A methodology is developed to compute the probability of instability of a rotor system that can be represented by a system of second-order ordindary linear differential equations. The...*

Design of Transient and Steady State Drain Spacing

*Drain spacings calculated by steady state or transient equations can be made equal by adjusting the design water table height used in the equations. The adjustments are not constant and...*

Pile Installation and Testing at Ningbo Port, China

*As part of an ambitious development program at the Port of Ningbo, the People's Republic of China constructed a 694 m (2277 ft) long offshore pier structure to provide a container berth...*

Wave-Current Interaction with a Large Structure

*The effects of a current on the diffraction of regular waves around a three-dimensional body are examined by a time-domain method. The Froude number is assumed to be small so that the...*

Second-Order Hydrodynamic Interactions Between a Pair of Vertical Cylinders in Irregular Waves

*A complete second-order solution is given for the hydrodynamic forces on a pair of bottom-mounted, surface-piercing, vertical circular cylinders in bichromatic seas. The constant structural...*

Static Wave Force Procedure for Platform Design

*Since results from the Ocean Test Structure were presented at Civil Engineering in the Oceans IV in 1979, there have been numerous laboratory experiments and a few full-scale measurements...*

Lubrication Theory Analysis of the Permeability of Rough-Walled Fractures

*Lubrication theory is used to study the permeability of rough-walled rock fractures. Two idealized models of a fracture, in which the roughness follows a sinusoidal or a sawtooth variation,...*

Prediction of Runoff-Evapotranspiration to Estimate Leachate Generation in a Landfill

*The fraction of precipitation that remains after runoff and surface water evaporation, enters into the solid waste landfill and generates leachate flow at the bottom. A part of the infiltration...*

*This note summarizes recent progress in developing h-p adaptive finite element methods for the numerical solution of the Navier-Stokes equations. A brief review of the h-p strategies and...*

Finite Element Approximation to Heat Transfer Through Construction Glass Blocks

*The purpose of this study is to investigate the heat transfer through combined solid and fluid media, taking into account the interaction between the solid and the fluid. The main example...*

Explicit Integration Schemes in Structural Dynamics

*Based on the recursive explicit form of Newmark ?-? method developed by Zienkiewicz for displacements, similar recursive expressions for velocities and accelerations are developed. General...*

Numerical Solutions for Transient and Nearly Periodic Waves in Shallow Water

*This paper presents a study of several numerical methods for solving transient (time-dependent) model equations for waves in shallow water by means of the method of lines. The physical...*

Stability of Nearly Breaking Long Waves

*This paper addresses the development of equations for nonlinear dispersive waves that have improved stability properties over the commonly used Boussinesq-type equations. Boussinesq-type...*

The Influence of the Viscosity on the Progressive Waves

*In a stationary atmosphere, the free-surface progressive wave motion in a real fluid of uniform depth is analysed by using Navier-Stokes equation, and its mechanism is described in first-order...*

Chaotic Advection in a Shear Layer

*The developing (in time) inviscid shear layer, although not yet in its turbulent regime, displays all the characteristics of chaotic advection. The corresponding Lyapunov exponent is strictly...*

The Moving Contact Line

*The flow field around the moving contact line, generated by an impulsive, horizontal motion of a vertical plate, is studied numerically. The two-dimensional, unsteady Navier-Stokes equations,...*

Interaction of Viscous Free-Surface Flow with Submerged Structure

*The fully-transformed unsteady incompressible Navier-Stokes equations are solved numerically in a time-dependent boundary-fitted coordinate system. In addition, the complete viscous free-surface...*

Simulation of Blood-Heart Interaction: Validation of Approach

*An existing pressure correction method to model unsteady flow with arbitrarily moving boundaries has been adapted to simulate the interaction of three-dimensional blood flow with a mitral...*

Three-Dimensional Blood Flows Associated with Intra-Aortic Balloon Counterpulsation

*Three-dimensional blood flow processes associated with intra-aortic balloon counterpuslation (IABP) are calculated using a Cray YMP supercomputer. The mathematical model incorporates a...*

Finite Analytic Explicit Scheme for Viscous Burgers' Equation

*Burgers' equation is numerically analyzed by finite analytic method. The basic idea of finite analytic method is to incorporate the analytic solution of partial differential...*

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