Parameter Estimation in Complex Linear Structures
We present a new parameter estimation method which simultaneously computes element constitutive parameters and unmeasured displacements of finite element models from measured static responses....

Assessment of Derived Flood Frequency Distributions
Derived flood frequency distributions based on the geomorphologic IUH are evaluated in this work. Two existing approaches, the methods of Hebson and Wood (1982) and Diaz-Granados et al....

LAN Ho! Structural Analysis on a Network

Nonlinear Structural Analysis on a Distributed System

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....

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...

TBM Performance Prediction in Yucca Mountain Welded Tuff From Linear Cutter Tests

On a Micromechanical Basis of Stochastic Constitutive Laws
A procedure for derivation of stochastic constitutive laws is outlined on the basis of graph-representable linear elastic microstructures. Central to the procedure is the concept of a...

Optimal Fiber Distribution for Composite Plates

Microwave Measurements of the Water Content of Bentonite
The theory of operation of microwave coaxial resonators is described. Sample preparation and the application of resonator techniques to the measurement of the permittivity (dielectric...

A Formalism to Generate Probability Distributions for Performance-Assessment Modeling
A formalism is presented for generating probability distributions of parameters used in performance-assessment modeling. The formalism is used when data are either sparse or nonexistent....

Total-System Analyzer for Performance Assessment of Yucca Mountain
The Total-System Analyzer is a modular computer program for probabilistic total-system performance calculations. The code employs stratified random sampling from model parameter distribution...

Buckling Optimization of Laminate Stacking Sequence with Strain Constraints
An integer programming formulation for the design of symmetric and balanced composite laminates subject to buckling and strain constraints is presented. The design variables that define...

Structural Shape Optimization: An Implementable Algorithm
A computational algorithm for optimal shape design of linearly elastic structures is presented. For this problem continuum as well as discrete formulations have been developed and analyzed...

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...

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...

p-Version Three Dimensional Solid Element for Heat Conduction
This paper presents a finite element formulation for a three dimensional twenty-seven node hierarchical solid element for heat condition where the element temperature approximation can...

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...

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...

 

 

 

 

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