Combinatary Net-Shell Roofs of Elliptic Paraboloid of Zhaoqing Gymnasium
Zhaoqing Gymnasium is a multi-functional sports building, whose structural modelling takes Zhaoqing City Flower(Lotus) as the main theme; adopts a combinatory ellipic paraboloid net-shell...

Space Frames and Polyhedra
Polyhedra are easy to build and they can be useful as architectural matrices. Relatively small polyhedra can be built as faceted structures; very large ones can be built with space frames....

General Structure Representation for Neural Networks
Current applications of neural networks for structural analysis are limited to specific structures. In order to expand the use of neural networks to general structural types, the input...

Finite Element Analysis of Shear in RC Girders
Two complementary approaches are presented to model the shear behaviour of reinforced concrete structures. A local one, based on a probabilistic modelling of cracking, accounts for local...

Stability Analysis of Optimal Active Control Systems with Time-Delay and Other Influence Parameters
This paper presents a theoretical solution for determining the stability region of multi-story buildings equipped with one active tendon controller on a certain floor. In this theoretical...

Generalized Optimal Active Control with Embedded and Half-space Soil-Structure Interaction
The paper presents an optimal active control algorithm with soil-structure interaction for seismic response. By using an intelligent device in the feedback gain matrix, the algorithm can...

Three Dimensional Modelling of Estuarine Sediment Transport
This paper describes the sediment transport module in the three-dimensional finite element model TELEMAC-3D which uses the operator splitting technique to solve the shallow water and transport...

Dredging Impacts on Delaware Estuary Tides
This study summarizes historic dredging activities and historic tidal trends in the Delaware Estuary. Since 1910, large-scale dredging and maintenance projects in the Delaware Estuary...

Applications of Large Domain Hydrodynamic Models to Generate Frequency-of-Occurrence Relationships
This paper describes theory and application of the Empirical Simulation Technique (EST), a statistical procedure for simulating time sequencing and frequency-of-occurrence relationships...

Localized Sigma Coordinates for the Vertical Structure of Hydrodynamic Models
This paper analyzes the use of localized sigma coordinates in the numerical solution of the vertical structure of coastal flows. We show, through a combination of truncation error analysis...

Observations Related to the Use of the Sigma Coordinate Transformation for Estuarine and Coastal Modeling Studies
One of the common techniques used in application of time-dependent, three-dimensional models addressing estuarine and coastal environmental problems is the sigma coordinate transformation....

Solutions of Primitive Equations for Three-dimensional Tidal Circulation
Readily available computing resources and new numerical methods have made it possible to reproduce detailed three-dimensional tidal circulation with very fine spatial resolution, and covering...

A Multi-Dimensional Transport Model Utilizing a Characteristic-Galerkin Approach
A multi-dimensional transport model based on the RMA series of finite element models has been developed utilizing a characteristic-Galerkin approach. This paper examines the application...

Boundary Forcing and a Dual-Mode Calculation Scheme for Coastal Tidal Models Using Step-Wise Bathymetry
Tidal energetics are persistent and important factors in almost all coastal regions. As such, it is important to employ techniques that can consistently reproduce observed tidal variations....

Evaluation of Depth-Limited Wave Breaking Criteria
Numerous criteria exists for predicting incipient wave breaking. These criteria were verified with a limited number of data sets or under limited number of data sets or under limited beach...

Implementation and Validation of a Global Third-Generation Wave Model at Fleet Numerical Oceanography Center
The third-generation Wave Model (WAM) is currently being implemented at the U.S. Navy's Fleet Numerical Oceanography Center (FLENUMOCEANCEN) to replace the operational Global Spectral...

Predicting Wave Spectra With a Third Generation Spectral Wave Model
the ability of the third generation spectral wave model, 3GWAM, to simulate frequency and directional spectra during a northeast storm of October 1990 along the U.S. mid-Atlantic coast...

Comparisons of Directional Wave Analysis Methods
Four methods analysing directional wave spectrum were testes and compared through numerical simulation. The four methods are (i) the truncated Fourier series (TFS), (ii) the Longuet-Higgins...

A Second-Generation Wave Model for Coastal Wave Prediction
A second-generation numerical wave model, WINDWAVE, has been developed for wave prediction in coastal regions. The modal is based on the numerical integration of the energy balance equation...

Numerical Modeling of Waves in Harbors
The numerical wave model HARBD has been used extensively for estimating waves in harbors. The model is used to simulate laboratory tests of long waves in a rectangular harbor with variable...

 

 

 

 

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