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...

Flexible Membrane Wave Barrier
A linear analytical model is developed for the dynamic response of a flexible membrane wave barrier. The wave barrier consists of a thin flexible membrane suspended in the water column...

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...

Two Basic Concepts in Offshore Engineering
Two concepts are developed which lead to an improved understanding of the characteristics of the wave forces that act on deep-water, jacket-type offshore structures. The first concept...

Stress Relaxation Analysis for Sealants
A solution method for stress relaxation analysis of systems composed linear viscoelastic material in a state of plane strain is presented. The incremental, finite element method takes...

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...

Functional Analysis in Continuum and Structural Mechanics
Following brief historical remarks, the equations of the hypercircle and hypersphere of Prager and Synge and associated formulae for pointwise bounds are derived. The application of the...

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...

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...

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

Structural Studies of Two Aerobrake Heatshield Panel Concepts
Structural sizing and performance data are presented for two different aerobrake hexagonal heatshield panel structural concepts. One concept features a sandwich construction with an aluminum...

 

 

 

 

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