Low Stream Flow Frequency Analysis with Ordinary and Tobit Regression
In order to estimate the low-flow quantiles at ungaged sites, it is necessary to estimate low-flow quantiles at gaged sites. Two linear regression methods, denoted NR and NE, are compared...

A Prototype Distributed Processing System Water Control Data Processing at Tulsa District U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
The Tulsa District, Corps of Engineers operates 50 multi-purpose reservoirs controlling runoff from all or parts of 7 states. These reservoirs are operated for flood control, water supply,...

Creativity and Water Resources: Theory and Stimulation
An attempt was made to assess the evolution of the water resources field. First, the most significant scientific advancements in the field since 2000 BC until early 1900 AD were listed...

Methods for Designing Hydraulic Aquifer Remediation Techniques
This paper reports on recent research to develop methods for accommodating uncertainty in designing hydraulic remediation systems for contaminated aquifers. The methods rely respectively...

Improved Finite Element Modeling with Q-MESH and PARALIB Parallel Processing
Distributed-memory multiprocessing, based on the Inmos transputer, provides orders-of-magnitude reductions in computing time at the lowest cost per MFLOPS. The PARA_LIB runtime library...

Block-based Solvers for Engineering Applications
This paper compares the performance of standard linear system solvers, LINPACK, widely used in engineering applications, and PARALIN (a block-based package for linear systems) on the Alliant...

Stochastic Response Analysis of Nonlinear Plane Trusses with Spatial Variability
This study considers responses of geometrically and materially nonlinear plane truss structures with spatially uncertain system parameters, subjected to random excitations. A stochastic...

Explicit Integration Schemes in Structural Dynamics
Based on the recursive explicit form of Newmark γ-β method developed by Zienkiewicz for displacements, similar recursive expressions for velocities and accelerations are developed. General...

Nonlinearities and Imperfections in Creep Stability
The effects of material and geometric nonlinearities and imperfections on the 'safe-load-limit' and the 'safe-service-period' of structures...

Reliability of Beams on Uncertain Foundation
A two phase approach is developed to evaluate the reliability of a finite linear elastic beam subject to a random point load on uncertain elastic foundation. In phase 1, an approximate...

Wave Loading Linearization for Offshore Structures
The linearization of Morison-type wave loading is to replace u|u| by cu, where u is a zero mean, stationary Gaussian random process and c is a constant. In the present study an optimal...

A Contact Problem Modeling the Squeeze-Film Mode of Synovial Joint Lubrication
A contact problem modeling synovial joint lubrication under squeeze-film conditions is studied. In this model, the thin synovial fluid layer is incompressible and linearly viscous, and...

Engineering Applications of the Analysis of a Spherical Shell
In a companion paper, a set of two integral equations have been established for a spherical shell under axisymmetric loads. This set of equations may be solved numerically by using Nystrom...

Input-Output Discrete-Time Control of Structures
This paper outlines an approach for active control of structures based on the identification of a linear difference equation to describe the control loop and the design of a discrete-time...

Cumulants of the Nonlinear Combination of Independent Random Variables
A random variable of interest is often the sum of linear or nonlinear combinations of many independent random variables. In calculating the statistics of this random sum, advantages of...

Adequacy of Statistical Linearization for Nonlinear Degrading Structural Systems
An investigation is carried out to examine the validity of current practice in using statistical linearization method for nonlinear degrading structures subject to random ground acceleration....

Large Deflection of Simply Supported Inplane Loading Rectangular Plate Under Uniform Random Pressure
The procedure for obtaining an approximate solution for the mean-square deflection as well as maximum mean-square stress of geometrically nonlinear rectangular plate with arbitary power...

Buckling of Frames with Load-Dependent Supports
The supports of frames may increase their rotational resistance as they are compressed. It is assumed here that this stiffening is a linear function of the load. Sway and nonsway buckling...

Safe-Load-Limit of Plates in Cylindrical Bending
The derivation of a closed-form expression for the viscoelastic critical load of long thin plates undergoing cylindrical bending and made of a linear time-dependent 'solid'-type...

Characterization of Acoustic Emission Signals
Separation of crack growth signals is of fundamental importance for detecting, locating and determining the significance of an internal flaw using acoustic emission techniques. An analytical...

 

 

 

 

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