# Block-based Solvers for Engineering Applications

*This paper compares the performance of standard linear system solvers, LINPACK, widely used in engineering applications, and PARALIN (a block-based package for linear systems) on the Alliant...*

Developments in the Use of Cubic B-Splines in the Compound Strip Method

*A general cubic B-spline compound strip method (BCSM) has been developed to analyze thin plates, stiffened plates, folded plates, and box-girders. In the BCSM a problem is first partially...*

*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 γ-β method developed by Zienkiewicz for displacements, similar recursive expressions for velocities and accelerations are developed. General...*

Two Dimensional Analysis of Strain Localization with Nonlocal Continuous Damage

*This paper addresses the problem of damage localization from a theoretical stand point with a nonlocal model. Conditions for non uniqueness of the rate equations of equilibrium are derived...*

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...*

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...*

Comparative Time Domain Analysis of Some Available Analytical and Empirical Expressions for the Spatial Variability of Seismic Ground Motions

*Simulations in space and time based on models for the spatial variability of seismic ground motions are generated. Displacement time histories are simulated through the spectral representation...*

Forced Vibration Analysis of Frame Structures Subjected to Support Movements by the Distributed Mass Method

*The dynamic response of frame structures subjected to support movements as a time varying excitation is analyzed by the distributed mass method. The continuous nature of a structure can...*

Dynamic Behavior of a Non-Linear Cable Truss

*The equations of motion of a geometrically non-linear cable truss are presented. The behavior of the truss subject to harmonic excitation is studied....*

The Analysis of a Spherical Shell

*The analysis of a spherical shell may be performed by using the integral equation method. For a continuum structure, this method is computationally efficient and requires simple input...*

Engineering Applications of the Analysis of a Spherical Shell

*In a companion paper, a set of two integral equations have been established for a spherical shell under axisymmetric loads. This set of equations may be solved numerically by using Nystrom...*

Time-Delayed Control of Nondispersive Continuous Systems

*This paper deals with the noncollocated, time-delayed active point control of continuous systems. It considers systems of finite spatial extent which can be modelled by the undamped wave...*

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