A Comparison of Performances of Various Frictional Base Isolation Systems
The results of a comparative study of the performances of several frictional base isolation devices including the Sliding-Joint, the French System, and the Resilient-Friction isolators...

A Family of Concurrent Algorithms for Transient Finite Element Solutions
We derive a family of methods for solving the equations of motion arising in structural dynamics which makes effective use of the architecture of concurrent computers. The algorithm is...

Fourier Series Expansion on Determination of Response Bound of Beam
Fourier series expansion is suggested to discrete the continuous vibrating system by regarding Fourier constants as generalized displacement parameters. The orthogonal merit to the terms...

Tuned Liquid Damper and Its Application to Tower-Like Structures
A new kind of damper, Tuned Liquid Damper (TLD) relying upon motion of, shallow liquid in a rigid container for absorbing and dissipating the vibrations energy is explained. The performance...

Floor Response Spectra Including Structure-Equipment Interaction Effects
An efficient method for generating floor response spectra with the structure-equipment interaction effects is proposed. Floor response spectra are computed from a prescribed ground response...

Analysis for the Seismic Response of Liquid Containers
An analytical model is presented for the nonlinear response of fluid containers whose bottom may separate from and lift off their foundation, during base excitation. First, the hydrodynamic...

Simulating a Sediment-Laden Three-Dimensional Flow

Contribution of Soil Freeze to Pile Capacity
In order to investigate the magnitude and rate of increase in load capacity for piles installed in clayey soils, a series of load tests were performed at various intervals of time following...

A Two-Layer Hydrodynamic Salinity Model

Convection in the Classroom
By their nature, the empirical relations used to calculate convective heat transfer coefficients offer the user little or no insight into how the typical input parameters, e.g., pipe diameter...

Advances in Computational Mobile-Bed Hydraulics
A new conceptual approach to one-dimensional mobile-bed simulation is briefly described, along with two demonstrative examples. The approach is based on fully coupled solution of the unsteady...

Potential Flow Over a Wavy Bed: A Persistent Error
The standard small-amplitude theory of potential flow over a wavy bed is briefly discussed, together with the three special values of the Froude Number which define four different flow...

Derivation of a Stability Principle from the Shields Criterion
The widely used specific energy equation, which defines the subcritical and supercritical states of the open channel flow, is a direct result of the integration of the Froude number corresponding...

A Method to Treat Incident Wave Condition in Shallow Water Equation
A method to consider open boundary condition of the shallow water equation to analyze water surface wave and tide is employed in the finite element anaysis. This can be done by considering...

Using Sediment-Threshold Theories in Waves and Currents
Fundamentally different threshold-of-motion theories were applied to sand transport in two different coastal environments. Several recommendations for threshold application were reached....

Towards a Distinct Treatment of Incipient Motion for Bed Forms of Low Regime
The principle methods for estimating the incipient particle motion on developed bed forms in the lower regime are compared with each other. Usually only a part of the total wall shear...

The Beginning of Sediment Transport as a Probability-Problem
Sediment transport only takes place when the action of flow (shear stress, velocity) exceeds a critical value. The limit between rest and movement can be given as critical flow velocity,...

A Continuum Mechanics Approach to Loose-Bed Motion
A mathematical model is presented for simulation of loose-bed motion. The physical system is separated into two regions, a bottom region and an upper region. The bottom region is representative...

Critical Shear Stress of Armour Coat
The problem of the determination of the critical shear stress of the armour coat is important in sediment transport, river degradation and aggradation and flow discharge regulation. The...

Bed Topography and Sorting in Alluvial Channel Bends
A quasi-three-dimensional model has been developed for the purpose of calculating the velocity distribution, the bed topography and sediment sorting along channel bends. The depth-averaged...

 

 

 

 

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