# Optimal Fiber Distribution for Composite Plates

Analysis of Waterbody Surface Heat Exchange

*The Edinger-Duttweiler-Geyer (EDG) approach for estimating heat exchange at a water surface was examined and its applicability to ice-covered waterbodies determined. The EDG linearized...*

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...*

MINLP and MILP Strategies for Discrete Sizing Structural Optimization Problems

*We address an important practical problem of optimum structural design in the presence of discrete sizing constraints. In addition, the topology of the structure may vary as well. The...*

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...*

Explicit Integration Schemes in Structural Dynamics

*Based on the recursive explicit form of Newmark γ-β method developed by Zienkiewicz for displacements, similar recursive expressions for velocities and accelerations are developed. General...*

Interaction Between Waves and a Floating Body with Tension Legs

*A boundary element method has been solved to the coupling problem of a two-dimensional tension leg platform interacting with a monochromatic wave train. In the boundary element calculation,...*

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...*

A Contact Problem Modeling the Squeeze-Film Mode of Synovial Joint Lubrication

*A contact problem modeling synovial joint lubrication under squeeze-film conditions is studied. In this model, the thin synovial fluid layer is incompressible and linearly viscous, and...*

Using a Linearized Yield Surface in Dynamic Analysis

*This paper describes an application of the finite element method to dynamic analysis of systems which exhibit material nonlinearity. A time history approach is used with a central difference...*

Linear Elastic Finite Element Analysis of Axisymmetric Shells on Elastic Foundations

*Thin-walled cylindrical silos containing compacted bulk solids show a significant increase in strength over empty silos under meridional compression. A finite element model is used which...*

Cumulants of the Nonlinear Combination of Independent Random Variables

*A random variable of interest is often the sum of linear or nonlinear combinations of many independent random variables. In calculating the statistics of this random sum, advantages of...*

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