Envelope Crossing Rate and First Passage Probability
Various definitions of the envelope of a random response process are discussed. The statistical properties of the random envelope process based on these definitions are then derived and...

Dynamic Stability of Cable Domes
The cable domes designed by David Geiger for the gymnastics and fencing arenas for the Olympics at Seoul, Korea, and for the stadium at St. Petersburg, Florida, are geometrically non-linear...

Non-Gaussian Closures For Non-Linear Finite Element Modelled Structures
In the framework of the finite element (FE) method, by using the 'total Lagrangian approach', the stochastic analysis of geometrically non-linear structures is...

On the Adequacy of Linearized Methods for Control of Nonlinear Bridge Oscillations
In this paper, control of nonlinear oscillations of a single-span flexible bridge with light damping is examined to improve bridge safety and reliability. The control forces are applied...

Damage Assessment of Bridge Structures by System Identification
A method for the damage estimation of bridge structures under seismic ground excitation is developed based on system identification approach. The dynamic behavior of a damaged structure...

Mode Truncation Effects on Flexible Space Structures
This paper deals with the problem of active vibration control of flexible space structures. The main difficulty associated with this problem is that the structure has infinite vibration...

Study of Fractal Aperture Distribution and Flow in Fractures
This study examines the roughness profiles and aperture distributions of fractures and faults by using concepts from fractal geometry. Simple models of flow of fluid in rough fractures...

Effects of Initial Conditions on Large Space Structures
Effects of initial conditions of axial deformation (length) and attitude (pitch) angle have been investigated on the subsequent orbital motion, attitude (librational) motion, and axial...

Resistance Coefficient in a Tidal Channel
In applying a numerical hydrodynamic model to the tidal channel-lagoon complex around Great Sound, New Jersey, it became apparent that the model guidelines for the resistance coefficient...

Re-Examination of the Coriolis Effect on the Two-Dimensional Depth-Averaged Model
In the development of the two-dimensional depth-averaged hydrodynamic model equations, a previously ignored Coriolis component in the vertical direction is retained in the governing differential...

Empirical Seismic Design Method for Waterfront Anchored Sheetpile Walls

Watershed Hydrograph Simulation Through Dendritic Channel Networks
In this paper, a linear dendritic simulation model based on the finite difference implicit scheme is presented. In this model, a dendritic matrix solution algorithm for simultaneous solution...

Predicting Overland Flow Response: Effects of Spatially-Varying Soil Properties
A physically-based model of Horton overland flow is applied to experimental data from a simulated rainfall event in eastern Washington. The model employs the Green-Ampt infiltration equation...

Computation of Unsaturated Soil Parameters Using Upward Infiltration Empirical Data
The relationship between soil moisture content and hydraulic conductivity with the soil tension be defined to simulate unsaturated flow in a porous media. Direct measurements of these...

A Mathematical Model of Erosion and Sedimentation of Hyperconcentrated Flow in Reservoirs
The motion of the flow with hyperconcentration has its unique law. In this paper, based on the analysis of the motion of the flow with hyperconcentration of sediment and the sediment transport...

Scour in Non-Cohesive Beds at Culvert Outlets
An empirical relationship was developed to estimate the depth of scour in non-cohesive material at culvert outlets. The scour depth is expressed as a function of mean particle size of...

Maximum Scour Below Dams Caused by Over-Fall Flow
The scour of sediment below a check dam caused by over-fall flow will lead to the destruction of dams. The formation of the scour hole below the dam will lead to shorten the seepage lines,...

An Investigation of Continuity Equation and Flood Routing
In this paper, a flood routing scheme, which gives consideration to the advantages of both the Muskingum method and the unit hydrograph method, is derived by using the continuity equation...

Kinematic Wave Based Hydrologic Models with Different Solution Methods
The hydrologic simulation models RUNOFF and HEC-1 are applied to a 3212-ha watershed in New Jersey, and performances of the two models in predicting historical stromwater hydrographs from...

Comparison of Correction Factor for Dispersion Coefficient Based on Entropy and Logarithmic Velocity Profiles
Recently, new velocity distribution equations have been developed by Chiu (1987, 1989) through the use of maximum entropy principle. A comparison will be made of the correction factor...

 

 

 

 

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