Free Vibration Analysis of Asymmetric Buildings
A simple procedure for free vibration analysis of asymmetric buildings is presented. This method assumes that each floor is a rigid diaphragm with three degrees of freedom (two lateral...

The Flow in the Front Stagnation Region of a Square Plate with a Small Disturbing Wire in its Upstream
The flow in the front stagnation region of a square plate was investigated experimentally in a water channel. A small wire was placed in the upstream of the square plate to create a small...

Nonlinear Analysis of Strain-Softening Damage under Monotonic and Cyclic Loading
The paper reviews the modeling of damage by the microplane model and presents extensions required for cyclic loading. The general microplane constitutive model is implemented in a three-dimensional...

Mechanics of Growing Deformable Solids: A Review
An attempt is undertaken to summarize the contemporary knowledge in mechanics of deformable solids of accruing mass. A general mathematical model of an abstract growing deformable solid...

Ultrasonic Wave Scattering by a Crack in a Composite Plate
A hybrid method is presented for analyzing ultrasonic wave scattering of plane strain waves by a crack in a composite plate. The hybrid method combines a finite element formulation in...

Variational Solutions of the Von Karman Plate Theory Based on a Mixed Formulation
A mixed formulation, involving the transverse deflection w(x,y) and the in-plane stress function F(x,y) as the unknown variables, will be used to obtain improved variational solutions...

Analog Electronic Simulations of a Nonlinear System
We perform electronic analog simulations of a harmonically forced Duffing oscillator. The addition of noise perturbations of sufficient intensity is shown to induce transitions between...

Routes to Chaos of a Vertically Rotating Pendulum
Each blade of a mechanical shredder may be modeled by a pendulum whose pivot rotates in a vertical circle. The transition to chaos of small periodic motion about radial lines us the driving...

An Evaluation Study of Modified Mohr-Coulomb and Cap Models
Two failure criteria, namely Mohr-Coulomb and cap models, are considered in this paper with some modifications. Mohr-Coulomb theory is applied to concrete after stress and strain cut-offs...

Mathematical Characterization of Fabric and Its Use in Mechanics of Geomaterials
Increased evidence of the influence of their discrete nature on the observed behavior of geomaterials has prompted a number of investigators to look at these materials at the microstructural...

Effect of Micro-parameters on the Macroscopic Behaviour of Ductile Fiber Reinforced Brittle Matrix Composites
In this paper, the modelling of crack bridging stress vs crack opening (σ-δ) relation of ductile fiber brittle matrix composite in terms of its microscopic parameters is described. Parametric...

Discrete Mechanics of Sediment Transport
Usually a granular medium is being represented by a continuous approximation in which the degrees of freedom of individual grains are averaged away in favor of a partial differential equation...

Distributed Failure Analysis, Fallacies and Remedies
In the past, two distinctly different approaches - smeared and discrete failure descriptions have been utilised to capture failure mechanisms in solids and structures. These two approaches...

Stochastic Mixed Finite Difference Method
Some aspects of numerical solutions of stochastic mechanics problems are considered. The Finite Difference method for discretization of stochastic continuous media problems is discussed....

Pressure Losses Across Sequential Stenoses in Collapsible Tubing
The fluid dynamics of a model of a diseased artery with multiple stenoses were investigated in a recirculating steady-flow system over a range of Reynolds numbers (Re) from 30 to 1100....

An Elastoviscoplastic Model for High Strength Concrete
An elastoviscoplastic model of overstress type is proposed for high-strength concrete in this study. With its viscosity parameters determined with experimental data from the split-Hopkinson-pressure-bar...

Fiber Suppressed Localization in Tension
Tensile fracture in portland cement based fiber composites is studied. Formation and propagation of stable microcracks is examined by means of holographic interferometry. Distributed microcracking...

A Discussion of the Numerical Modeling of Sea Ice Ridging
Pressure ridging, is the failure mechanism of the Arctic pack ice in compression. The large-scale compressive strength of the ice pack is determined by the aggregate of ridge building...

Predicting the Performance Limits of Soil-Culvert Systems
A finite element model for elastic plastic large deformation analysis of soil-culvert systems is presented. Predictions of this numerical model are in good agreement with failure tests...

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...

 

 

 

 

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