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...

Polynomial Chaos for Nonlinear Random Vibration
A new technique is presented for the solution of nonlinear random vibration problems. The technique is based on a spectral expansion of the random excitation and of the random response...

Exact Nonstationary Response of a Sliding Rigid Structure to a Modulated White Noise Base Excitation
The seismic design of embankment dams, earth retaining walls and base isolation systems have emphasized the dynamic analysis of a rigid block sliding on a moving base. In an early study...

Analytical Methods for the Determination of Correlations and Spectra of Nonlinear System Response
Three analytical methods are described for the prediction of response correlation functions and spectra of nonlinear dynamic systems under white noise excitation. The associated FPK equation...

Truncation of Infinite Hierarchy for Hysteretic Systems
An analytical approach for estimating the response statistics of hysteretic systems subjected to Gaussian or Non-Gaussian white noise excitation is proposed. A generalized Ito moment equation...

The Present Status of Precipitation Enhancement by Cloud Seeding
Atmospheric water in the form of precipitation, is one of the primary sources of fresh water in the world. However, a large amount of water present in clouds never gets transformed into...

Barbers Point Harbor: A Unique Solution for Port Upgrade
A remote-controlled model of a C9 containership was used to evaluate the navigability of existing harbor and entrance channel conditions in a three-dimensional physical model of Barbers...

Optimization Model for Operation of Recharge Basins
A mathematical model is developed for the optimal operation of recharge basins, which is a non-linear optimization problem. The objective of the model is to determine the operation that...

Analytical Hydraulic Modeling of Road Culverts
This paper summarizes the development of a comprehensive analytical methodology and a computer model capable of simulating a wide range of flow phenomena in road culverts. The new flow...

Physical and 2-D Computer Models of Skimmer Curtain Effects on Lewiston Reservoir and Outlet Temperatures

 

 

 

 

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