First-Passage Failure Predictions for Yielding Primary-Secondary Systems
Approximate methods are used to investigate the effect of nonnormality (non-Gaussianity) on the time of first-passage failure for a linear secondary system mounted on a yielding primary...

Nonstationary Response Characteristics of Linear MDOF Systems
A new approximate methodology for nonstationary random vibration analysis of multi-degree-of-freedom linear systems is developed. Simple analytical expressions for the covariance response...

Response of Mono-Coupled Distributed Parameter Systems to Random Excitation
The random vibration of periodic structures consisting of a multiplicity of closely coupled distributed parameter substructures is addressed. The problem formulation is general, and the...

Harmonic Excitation of an Unconstrained Saturated Particle Bed
Past research on the flow of concentrated cohensinless mixtures have historically emphasized steady or quasi-steady motions while dynamic effects have received little attention in comparison....

Equivalence Between Motions with Noise-Induced Jumps and Chaos with Smale Horseshoes
For certain sets of parameters multi-stable oscillators excited by noise can exhibit irregular jumps. We consider one-degree-of-freedom near-integrable multi-stable systems whose unperturbed...

Nonlinear Eigensolver for Exact Vibration Analysis
Vibration analysis of structural systems is concerned with accurately predicting the free vibration modes and frequencies of the vibrating system. This analysis process involves two general...

Investigation of Parametrically-Induced Excitation in Concrete Columns
A mathematical model is developed which accounts for the non-linear material characteristic of concrete members. The axial and transverse motions of concrete columns, are found to be second-order...

Genesis: The Creation of a Lunar Base
A lunar basing scenario that utilizes lunar resources to manufacture lunar concrete modules is considered. An eleven year basing program, starting with initial robotic exploration and...

Experimental, Physical and Numerical Modeling of Lunar Regolith and Lunar Regolith Structures
An extensive series of laboratory strength and deformation experiments have been performed on a lunar regloith simulant. Results of these experiments are compared to results from experiments...

The Small Mars Rover
Mars rover is one of the principal technical means intended for studying the surface of Mars. The first Mars rover was delivered to the Mars surface in 1971 and was designed for studying...

Mechanical Properties of Lunar Soil and Simulants
Investigation of the physical and mechanical properties of lunar soil carried out by the USSR and the USA; both in situ and on returned samples, has resulted in considerable information...

Impact Craters on Cosmic Dust: Do Damage to the Spacecraft
The discovery and study of impact crater on cosmic dust to understand the overall micrometeoroid environment and space engineering requirement are important. In this paper, we attempt...

Modelling of Coastal Circulation in Singapore Waters—A Hybrid Approach
A hybrid modelling technique which involves the integration of numerical and physical models has been used to study tide induced circulation in Singapore coastal waters. The modelling...

Integrated Assessment of Environmental Risk and Human Response
Meaningful risk assessment for environmental problems requires an integrated consideration of physical science and human behavioral issues. This is particularly true when dissaggregate...

Quantitative Risk Assessment and Technology Transfer: Software Developments
A risk-based adaptation of the hydroeconomic model for estimating the expected annual damages of floods is presented in a spreadsheet environment. The model demonstrates how commercially...

On the Approximated Solution of Non-Linear Systems Under Non Gaussian Excitations
The study of non-linear mechanical and structural systems under random excitations has become very important in the last years. When random excitations are Gaussian, many approaches can...

Nonlinear System under Non-Gaussian Impulsive Noise Excitation
A perturbation scheme is devised to obtain an approximate stationary probability density for the response of a nonlinear oscillator subjected to an impulsive noise excitation....

Random Vibration of the Viscoelastic Structure under Series of Stochastic Excitations
In the paper the vibration of viscoelastic single-degree-of-freedom system caused by a random series of pulses is considered. The linear rheological model for the creep law is assumed....

Reliability of Degrading Dynamic Systems with Applications
A method is developed for the reliability analysis of degrading systems subject to random excitation. Elasto-plastic systems with degrading stiffness, thin plates with cracks and Daniels...

Stochastic Critical Excitations
Conventional methods of seismic analysis of structures frequently use the response spectrum or time history analysis techniques. The excitations for the time history analysis can be either...

 

 

 

 

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