A Preliminary Evaluation of the Ability of From-Reactor Casks to Geometrically Accommodate Commercial LWR Spent Nuclear Fuel
The Department of Energy has sponsored a number of cask design efforts to define several transportation casks to accommodate the various assemblies expected to be accepted by the Federal...

Large Deformation Analysis of Cardiac Structures
The finite element technique can be used to simulate the response of the cardiac structures that have complex shape and geometry and nonlinear material properties. This paper enumerates...

Geometry of Yield Surfaces for Frictional Flow of Granular Materials
In the frictional flow regime, the discrete particles which compose of granular material roll or slide over one another, maintaining essentially continuous contact. Many theorists, including...

p-Version Three Dimensional Curved Shell Element for Geometrically Nonlinear Behavior
This paper presents a p-version hierarchical geometrically nonlinear formulation based on the total Lagrangian approach for a nine node three dimensional curved shell element. The element...

Effect of Camera Geometry on Thermographs for Pavement Crack Detection
The research focused on the effects of camera heights and tilt angles on the ability to detect cracks in thermographs obtained with an infrared camera. Results indicate that differences...

Finite Element Reliability of Two Dimensional Continua with Geometrical Nonlinearity
First and second-order reliability methods and the finite-element method are combined into a general methodology for reliability analysis of complex structures with uncertain characteristics...

Geometrical Nonlinearity in Offshore Pipelines
Pipelines are very flexible structural systems which are subjected to various boundary conditions. For instance, during the laying process, the pipes roll on the guidance tracks on the...

Variational Method in Fluvial Hydraulics—A Review
The theoretical base of the principle of minimum energy dissipation rate and other related stationarity hypotheses have been reviewed. Recent applications of the theory to the calculation...

Blocking of Layered Flows in Channels of Gradually Varying Geometry

Form Follows Geometry
The $107 million NCNB Plaza in Tamps, Fla. consists of a 32 floor, 500,000 sq ft, 455 ft tall office tower; a 40,000 sq ft, 78 ft tall banking hall, and a 280,000 sq ft parking garage...

Force and Geometry Constraints in Robot Excavation
One interest in this research effort was to develop and test an automatic control approach to adjust machine motions to the force conditions encountered during excavation - essentially...

Dynamic Stability of Cable Domes
The cable domes designed by David Geiger for the gymnastics and fencing arenas for the Olympics at Seoul, Korea, and for the stadium at St. Petersburg, Florida, are geometrically non-linear...

Fractal Dimension of Cracks Found in Drying Sludge

Brick Design for the Lunar Surface

Study on Hydrologic Response Via Channel Network Geomorphology
A drainage basin consists of slopes and channels. Slopes are the main fields at which rainfall input is converted into discharge. Stream-channels are the main fields at which the discharge...

Issues of Rate Structure, Scaling, and Aggregation in Ecological Risk Analysis

A Stratified Percolation Model for Saturated and Unsaturated Flow Through Natural Fractures
The geometry of the asperities of contact between the two surfaces of a fracture and of the adjacent void spaces determines fluid flow through a fracture and the mechanical deformation...

Hydraulic Geometry of Mississippi Hill Streams
Hydraulic geometry data based on field and office studies are presented for a series of streams in the Black Creek and Long Creek watersheds in the upland hills of Central and Northern...

Random Vibrations of Geometrically Nonlinear Finite Element Plates and Shells
A finite element formulation combined with stochastic linearization and normal mode methods are developed for the study of geometrically nonlinear random vibration characteristics of plate...

Two-Level Optimization of Nonlinear Structures
This paper presents several optimization design problems and their applications to both cable structures and geometrically nonlinear braced-rib arches. The sum of squares of residuals...

 

 

 

 

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