# Spatial and Temporal Precipitation Characteristics in Southwest Idaho

*The USDA-ARS, Northwest Watershed Research Center operates a precipitation gage network on the Reynolds Creek Experimental Watershed in southwest Idaho. Analysis of the 30-yr (1962-1991)...*

Construction and Maintenance Decisions for Multi-Unit Deteriorating Facilities

*Facilities that deteriorate over time and use can require maintenance or replacement. Selecting among replacement and maintenance alternatives for large systems of deteriorating facilities...*

Active Guideway Systems

*Many automated people movers which have been developed or studied in France or in other countries belong to the category of active guideway systems. This paper describes characteristics...*

Knolle Magnetrans: A Magnetically Levitated Train System

*New permanent magnet materials can now withstand repulsion indefinitely without loss of magnetism. Vehicular magnetic levitation occurs when a track and the undersides of vehicles thereon...*

Nonlinear Wave Runup on Large Circular Cylinders

*Various design methods for computing nonlinear wave runup on a large-diameter circular cylinder are presented. First, empirical correlations are developed between the observed maximum...*

Second-Order Hydrodynamic Interactions Between a Pair of Vertical Cylinders in Irregular Waves

*A complete second-order solution is given for the hydrodynamic forces on a pair of bottom-mounted, surface-piercing, vertical circular cylinders in bichromatic seas. The constant structural...*

On Distributed Processing Applications in Finite Element Analysis

*Computer architectures may be classified by the relationship between their instruction and data streams (SISD, SIMD, MISD, MIMD) and the locality of memory (shared, local). Distributed...*

Stochastic Response of a Caster-Mounted System

*The response statistics of a caster-mounted system with white noise excitation are estimated using the generalized equivalent linearization method. The displacement and velocity covariances...*

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...*

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...*

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++

Structural Optimization in a Distributed Computing Environment

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....*

Optimal Discretization of Random Fields for SFEM

*A new method for discretization of random fields (representation in terms of random variables) is introduced based on the principle of optimal linear estimation theory. The method is more...*

Stochastic Finite & Boundary Element Simulations

*Stochastic constitutive properties are important in real-world design-analyses. Therein the spatially varying random coefficients in field equations necessitate rather unconventional computational...*

Linear System Spectral Moments Determination

*The stationary response of a linear system to random excitation is considered. A previously developed approach is extended to be applicable for the determination of both even and odd order...*

Evaluation of Seismic Soil Response Using Stochastic Linearization

*This paper discusses the use of stochastic linearization to non-degrading soils. First, the Bouc-Wen model parameters are reviewed. Monte Carlo simulation results are compared with the...*

Low-Cycle Fatigue Prediction for Ramberg-Osgood Type Materials

*The prediction of low-cycle fatigue crack growth is successfully made by an equation employing the J-integral range. This equation, originally proposed by Dowling and Begley, is analogous...*

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