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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