Numerical Modeling of Salinity Transport in a Shallow Well-Mixed Tidal Reach
This paper is concerned primarily with the development of numerical salinity transport model using 8-point implicit finite difference scheme for predicting the salinity variation in a...

Estimation of Reliability Parameters for Rehabilitation of Pipelines
This paper presents fundamental principles of estimating statistical characteristics of the elements of urban underground infrastructure networks, which provides a basis of statistical...

Flow Computation and Energy Performance Analysis for Hydropower Components

Driven Then Pushed Minicone Tests in a Sand Chamber
For a general knowledge on the Standard Cone Penetrometer test and its uses the reader is referred to the work of Briaud and Miran (1991). For this study (Khalaf and Briaud, 1992) a smaller...

Behavior of Instrumented Model Piers in Manufactured Rock with a Soft Layer
A laboratory test apparatus has been used to study the side resistance of piers socketed into manufactured soft-rock masses. The results of four tests are reported, three of which included...

Dynamic Interaction of Bridge and Moving Loading

Wind-Induced Vibrations of Tall Buildings Using Tuned Mass Damper
A Lagrange formulation is applied to tall buildings using tuned mass damper. The resulting equations of motion are analyzed using a frequency window method. The method reduces the computational...

Shoaling and Breaking of Random Wave Trains: Spectral Approaches
We describe recent efforts to develop a model to predict the evolution of the spectra of random ocean waves shoaling and breaking on a natural beach. A model based on the full Euler equations...

Seismic Wave Propagation by Finite Differences on the Connection Machine
Seismic modeling represents a difficult numerical challenge and consumes a significant amount of CPU time on the largest available supercomputers. With the advent of massively-parallel...

The Control of Large Amplitude Liquid Sloshing with Moving Baffles
Numerical simulations of three-dimensional viscous liquid sloshing in rectangular containers were carried out using an improved volume of fluid technique in conjunction with the Navier-Stokes...

Landslide-Generated Waves in Reservoirs
This paper investigates surge waves generated by landslides in reservoirs. The Navier-Stokes equations with complete viscous conditions at the free surface are solved numerically for the...

Multiple Modes of Steady-State Slide-Rock Response
The dynamic response of free standing rigid bodies to base excitation can be quite complex, as evidenced by the five motions or modes to be considered in a two-dimensional analysis: rest,...

Stochastic Response of a Caster-Mounted System
The response statistics of a caster-mounted system with white noise excitation are estimated using the generalized equivalent linearization method. The displacement and velocity covariances...

Frictional Aspect of Rocking-Sliding of a Rigid Block with Surface Impact
During the very short time of impact between a rigid rectangular block and a rigid foundation, the interface pressure distribution varies with time in a complicated manner. Due to this...

Screen Breakwaters
The diffraction of water waves by an offshore breakwater consisting of an infinite row of equally-spaced vertical screens is investigated theoretically. The reflected and transmitted wave...

Computation of Wind Pressures on L-Shaped Buildings
The paper refers to the numerical simulation of turbulent wind conditions around an arbitrarily-shaped building composed of two rectangular blocks. The time-averaged Navier-Stokes equations...

Computation of Flow in Ice-Covered Dune-Bed Channels
A numerical method for solution of the Reynolds-averaged Navier-Stokes equations is developed to study the flow over sand dunes in two-dimensional channels. The method is applied to calculate...

Improved Time-History Analysis for Structural Dynamics Calculations
Methods are developed to reduce the computational effort in time-history analysis of nonlinear structures. The methods permit use of much larger time intervals than are possible in conventional...

Free Vibration Analysis of Asymmetric Buildings
A simple procedure for free vibration analysis of asymmetric buildings is presented. This method assumes that each floor is a rigid diaphragm with three degrees of freedom (two lateral...

Wave Propagation in a Nonlocal Strain-Softening Continuum
The problem of wave propagation in a nonlocal strain softening solid is first discussed analytically. It is demonstrated that 'loading' waves can still propagate in the strain softening...

 

 

 

 

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