Flexible Porous Breakwater
This is a theoretical study of the reflection and transmission of linear waves by a flexible, porous and thin beam-like breakwater held fixed in the sea bed. The breakwater is idealized...

Nonisothermal Viscoplasticity
A nonisothermal theory of viscoplasticity is formulated for a medium subjected to finite deformation. The basic system of equations consists of the laws of conservation of linear and angular...

Frictional Aspect of Rocking-Sliding of a Rigid Block with Surface Impact
During the very short time of impact between a rigid rectangular block and a rigid foundation, the interface pressure distribution varies with time in a complicated manner. Due to this...

Estimating Damage and its Influence on Fracture Toughness
To estimate damage in a quantitative manner, a technique used whereby six values of linear strain are measured on a material element as a function of hydrostatic pressure. The high precision...

First Order Importance Sampling Method and its Variance Reduction
This paper proposes an Importance Sampling method for structural system reliability problems with linearized modal failure surfaces. It has the advantage of locating all samples in the...

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...

Highly Accurate Adaptive hp-Methods for Linear Elastostatics
A new class of highly accurate, self-adaptive computational methods for two- and three-dimensional elastostatics problems is presented which can deliver solutions to general boundary-value...

The Theory of Elasticity: 1950-1992 and Beyond: Concluding Remarks
Forty years ago the theory of elasticity could be completely characterized by A.E.H.Love in his monumental treatise as an effort to reduce to calculation the internal state of stress produced...

Bifurcations and Chaos in Structural Control
We study a harmonically forced oscillator with nonlinear soft spring subjected to a linear feedback control with time delay. This system can be written as a three dimensional dynamical...

The Generalized Brazier Problem for Orthotropic Straight Tubes of Finite Length
A new engineering approach, based upon a mixed variational functional, is presented for the analysis of the nonlinear static behavior of thin-walled, circular-cross-section cylindrical...

Reduced Basis Technique for Nonlinear Vibrations of Composite Panels
A reduced basis technique and a computational procedure are developed for the nonlinear free vibrations of composite panels. The computational procedure can be conveniently divided into...

Inflation Instability of Cylindrical Membranes
A new procedure which investigates inflation instability of cylindrical nonlinear membranes is developed. The general characteristics of inflation instability are described. An efficient...

Generalized Isoparametric Coordinate Determination Scheme for Finite Element Mesh Generation
A simple and accurate scheme for determining the coordinates of node points located within the interior of planer regions discretized with quadrilateral elements is described. A novel...

Parallelism, Object Oriented Programming Methods, Portable Software and C++

LAN Ho! Structural Analysis on a Network

Nonlinear Structural Analysis on a Distributed System

Structural Optimization in a Distributed Computing Environment

Three-Dimensional Eulerian-Lagrangian Transport Model
An Eulerian-Lagrangian algorithm, based on operator-splitting techniques has been formulated for the three-dimensional advection-diffusion equation. This combines the advantage of a fixed...

Lagrangian Transport Simulation Using Video Images to Store and Retrieve Parameters
A new technique based on Video Images for Storing and Retrieving parameters (VISR) and its application to model pollutant transport using the Lagrangian discrete parcel method is presented....

Linearisation and Offshore Fatigue Reliability
In determining the force effects due to wave action on offshore structures it is conventional to use an equivalent linearisation to convert wave velocities to forces via Morison's equation....

 

 

 

 

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