Reduction of First Excursion Probability of Nonlinear Secondary System
This paper deals with reduction of first excursion probability of nonlinear secondary system subjected to seismic excitations. Especially, gap and friction characteristics are considered...

Response and Reliability Analysis of Duffing Oscillators Subject to Narrow Band Stationary Gaussian Excitations
Methods are developed for estimating the probability of oscillations on the lower and upper stable branches of the input-output amplitude relationship for a Duffing oscillator subject...

Bifurcations in Stochastic Systems—A Generalized Hermite Analysis
Ito calculus and Markov theory are powerful tools to investigate nonlinear dynamic systems. Consequently, we need an extended experience to solve Fokker-Planck equations. In a more recent...

Mean Square Stability of Linear Gyroscopic Systems Under Combined Harmonic and Stochastic Excitations
This paper examines the mean square stability of linear gyroscopic systems under both harmonic and stochastic parametric excitations. The intensities of both excitations and correlation...

A Comparison of Different Mathematical Models for the Spatial Correlation of Distributed Excitation Forces
This paper contains an investigation of the transverse vibrations of EULER-BERNOULLI beams under longitudinal tension and random space-time loading. Using GREEN's function...

Active Control of Structures Under Stochastic Base Excitation with a Predominant Frequency
Active control of structures under stochastic base excitation is investigated. The synthesis of an active control system discussed in the study is based on the use of stochastic control...

The Chesapeake Bay Hydraulic Model: Construction, Operation and Verification
This paper discusses significant aspects of the construction, operation, verification and testing at the Chesapeake Bay Hydraulic Model which was operational from May 1976 to August 1984....

Erodible Channel Models: State of the Art Review
This paper presents a review of existing modeling techniques, their physical and mathematical background, and applicabilities. Major areas of progress are outlined and difficulties are...

Runoff and Erosional Processes in an Arid Watershed
This paper reports the results of geomorphic, hydrologic, and hydraulic analyses that integrated a physical process computer model of rainfall/runoff processes with a geomorphic process/response...

Physical Modeling Study of the Niagara River Plume
A rotating laboratory facility is used to study the dynamics of the Niagara River discharge into Lake Ontario. The current tests are limits to buoyant discharge conditions, which occur...

Physical Modelling of Self Forming Alluvial Channels
A method is presented for the determination of a practicable physical model of self-forming channels in cohesionless alluvium. Both sand bed and gravel bed regime channels are considered....

Physical Model Study of Navigation Conditions
This paper describes a physical model study performed to assess the impact of increased flows from a redeveloped hydroelectric generating station on the ability of pleasure boats to navigate...

Low-Head Drop Structure Hazards: Modeling of an Abrupt Drop Boat Chute
Low-head drop structures are dangerous for navigational and recreational boating in rivers. In an effort to reduce drowning hazards at low-head river drop structures, a boat chute bypass,...

Numerical Modeling of Irregular Hydraulic Jumps
In its simplest form a hydraulic jump characterized by an abrupt increase in the water surface elevation from a depth less than the critical depth, Dc,...

Practical Applications of 2-D Hydrodynamic Modeling
Two-dimensional hydrodynamic modeling capability has greatly impacted the hydraulics community and significantly altered the approaches to design and analysis of open channel systems....

Critical Flow Through Bridge Piers
A physical model study was performed at California State University, Long Beach to investigate the location of critical depth within bridge piers in supercritical lined channels. This...

Hydraulic Modeling of Flow Control Gates
Flow control gates are subject to complex hydrodymanic loadings, which may in many cases only be predicted through investigation on a physical hydraulic model. Scaling of gate models,...

Model Study of the Guadalupe River Bypass Culvert
A hydraulic model investigation of proposed channel improvements for the Guadalupe River Channel was conducted at the US Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station in Vicksburg, Mississippi....

Asphalt Changes in Drum Dryer and Batch Operations
The study was designed to determine whether steam distillation of asphalt takes place in a drum dryer mixer by comparing changes induced by various laboratory conditioning (aging) techniques...

Hydraulic Engineering
This proceedings consists of papers presented at the ASCE National Convention on Hydraulic Engineering given July 30 to August 3, 1990 in San Diego, California. The Conference provided...

 

 

 

 

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