# Pre-Envelope Covariance Differential Equations

*The problem of predicting the safety of structural systems subjected to random loading arises in may engineering applications. In this framework the envelope process plays an important...*

Digital Simulation of Wind Load Effects

*The time domain solution of the equations of motion of structures subjected to a stochastic wind field is often obtained by a step-by-step integration approach. The loading is often described...*

Wave Propagation in a Randomly Layered Medium

*The authors briefly outline a problem discussed at length in a paper called Frequency content of randomly scattered signals, by M. Ash, W. Kohler, G. Papanicolaou, M Postel and B. White....*

Nonlinear Diffraction of Random Waves by a Vertical Cylinder

*In this study, nonlinear diffraction of random waves by a vertical uniform circular cylinder in deep water is analyzed. The incident wave field is represented by a stationary random process,...*

A Non-Gaussian Fatigue Model for Offshore Structures

*Fatigue damage accumulation in members of offshore structures can be affected by various aspects of the non-Gaussian response stress time history induced by the nonlinear/non-Gaussian...*

Probabilistic Rotordynamics Analysis Using an Adaptive Importance Sampling Method

*A methodology is developed to compute the probability of instability of a rotor system that can be represented by a system of second-order ordindary linear differential equations. The...*

Design of Transient and Steady State Drain Spacing

*Drain spacings calculated by steady state or transient equations can be made equal by adjusting the design water table height used in the equations. The adjustments are not constant and...*

Pile Installation and Testing at Ningbo Port, China

*As part of an ambitious development program at the Port of Ningbo, the People's Republic of China constructed a 694 m (2277 ft) long offshore pier structure to provide a container berth...*

Wave-Current Interaction with a Large Structure

*The effects of a current on the diffraction of regular waves around a three-dimensional body are examined by a time-domain method. The Froude number is assumed to be small so that the...*

Second-Order Hydrodynamic Interactions Between a Pair of Vertical Cylinders in Irregular Waves

*A complete second-order solution is given for the hydrodynamic forces on a pair of bottom-mounted, surface-piercing, vertical circular cylinders in bichromatic seas. The constant structural...*

Static Wave Force Procedure for Platform Design

*Since results from the Ocean Test Structure were presented at Civil Engineering in the Oceans IV in 1979, there have been numerous laboratory experiments and a few full-scale measurements...*

Lubrication Theory Analysis of the Permeability of Rough-Walled Fractures

*Lubrication theory is used to study the permeability of rough-walled rock fractures. Two idealized models of a fracture, in which the roughness follows a sinusoidal or a sawtooth variation,...*

Closing Hazardous Landfills

*Designing and constructing covers for uncontrolled hazardous-waste landfills can pose some special problems�such as differential settlements as great as 50% of landfill thickness. Under...*

Prediction of Runoff-Evapotranspiration to Estimate Leachate Generation in a Landfill

*The fraction of precipitation that remains after runoff and surface water evaporation, enters into the solid waste landfill and generates leachate flow at the bottom. A part of the infiltration...*

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

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...*

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