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...

Foias-Temam Approximations of Attractors for Galloping Oscillators
A method for the algebraic approximation of attractors recently developed by Foias and Temam is adapted for application to autonomous galloping oscillators. We compare results obtained...

Experimental and Numerical Chaos in Continuous Systems: Two Case Studies
Motivated by recent numerical investigations according to which certain types of deep-water compliant offshore structures may experience undesirable chaotic motions, two types of experimental...

Response of Nonclassically Damped MDOF Systems to Nonstationary Random Excitation
A procedure for calculating the dynamic response of a nonclassically damped multi-degree-of-freedom (MDOF) system to nonstationary non-white vector-valued random excitation is developed...

Adequacy of Statistical Linearization for Nonlinear Degrading Structural Systems
An investigation is carried out to examine the validity of current practice in using statistical linearization method for nonlinear degrading structures subject to random ground acceleration....

Constitutive Relations for Large Deformation Plasticity
Influence of the choice of measures of stress and deformation upon the representation of constitutive relations for elasto-plastic solids undergoing finite deformation is discussed. The...

Modeling of Successive Impacts in Sand
The principal aspects of numerical modeling of successive, high energy impacts in sand are discussed in this paper. These include the numerical formulation used for solution of the equations...

In Situ Determination of Smith Soil Model Parameters for Wave Equation Analysis
A methodology for in situ determination of Smith soil model parameters for wave equation analysis is presented. The method uses a small-rod penetration test in conjunction with CAPWAPC...

Wave Equation Modelling of the SPT
The stress wave propagation in the Standard Penetration Test (SPT) is described in this paper. It is shown that the SPT is a complex dynamic system and that both force and motion measurements...

Reliability Analysis for Time of Travel in Compacted Soil Liners
Time of travel through compacted soil liners is difficult to predict because numerous factors confound the analysis. In this paper, the influence of spatial variability and uncertainty...

Mechanics of Cohesionless Sediment Transport in Coastal Waters
Conceptual mechanics-based models for sediment transport processes in steady and unsteady turbulent boundary layer flows are derived and discussed. To the extent possible the predictions...

A Numerical Model of Beach Profile Change Due to Random Waves
A numerical model was developed for random wave deformation and the resultant beach profile change. The model consisted of short-wave model based on parabolic equation, long-wave model...

Transformation of Random Breaking Waves and Its Empirical Numerical Modeling Considering Surf Beat
The free surface characteristics of random waves in the shoaling and surf zones on a beach of uniform slope were examined experimentally. The effect of incident wave grouping was found...

Short-Term Characteristics of Coastal Lagoon Entrances in California
Methods of predicting the frequency of lagoon opening conditions and the cross-sectional area of the inlet channel are reviewed. The potential variation from these empirical relations...

The Role of Computational Fluid Dynamics in Hydroturbine Analysis
Prospects of developing comprehensive methods of computational fluid dynamics for the analysis and design of new generation of hydroturbines are considered. Unique requirements for this...

 

 

 

 

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