# 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...*

Stochastic Critical Excitations

*Conventional methods of seismic analysis of structures frequently use the response spectrum or time history analysis techniques. The excitations for the time history analysis can be either...*

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...*

Probabilistic Rotordynamics Analysis Using an Adaptive Importance Sampling Method

*A methodology is developed to compute the probability of instability of a rotor system that can be represented by a system of second-order ordindary linear differential equations. The...*

An Exact Expression for the Distribution of Linear Combinations of Uniform Random Variables

*Structural dynamic analysis have often in the past relied on the assumption that the system under consideration is well known ahd have been associated the unpredictability of the response...*

Pre-Test Selection of Static Force and Displacement Measurement Locations for Damage Assessment

*An incomplete set of static force and displacement measurements are used for parameter identification of linear elastic structures at the element level. Measurement locations and the level...*

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

Parallelization of Linear Finite Element Analysis

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....*

An Analysis of an Inflatable Module for Planetary Surfaces

*Design and construction of a structure on planetary surfaces requires addressing a host of issues not encountered on Earth. A modular quilted inflatable structure consisting of thin membranes...*

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...*

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