# Smart Structures

*Detecting cracks in concrete before they become visible could help prevent structural collapse of buildings and other civil works, say professors at three schools of engineering. The University...*

Column Buckling Mode Classification Using a Back Propagation Neural Network

*A back propagation neural network (Rumelhart, Hinton and Williams, 1986) is used to analyze and classify the buckling mode shapes of structural columns. The input patterns consist of vectors...*

Corps of Engineers Water Control Data Systems for the 90's

*Corps of Engineers water control data systems encompass all of the instruments, equipment, computers, and software used to collect and use environmental data in real-time water control...*

Modeling 70,000 Feet of Interceptor for Aurora, CO

*During preliminary design for the City of Aurora's Tollgate Creek Interceptor Sewer Improvements, the authors modeled over 70,000 linear feet of interceptor for both present...*

Application of GIS in Monitoring and Trouble Shooting of Water Distribution Systems

*In this study, the suitability of Geographical Information System (GIS) to monitor water distribution systems is investigated. Although GIS applications are widespread, the use of GIS...*

Methods for Designing Hydraulic Aquifer Remediation Techniques

*This paper reports on recent research to develop methods for accommodating uncertainty in designing hydraulic remediation systems for contaminated aquifers. The methods rely respectively...*

Network Modeling in a Water System with Ferrous Deposits

*This paper presents the experiences and results of a network modeling study. A model for the University of Idaho water supply system was developed and verified to the extent possible with...*

A Comprehensive Algorithm for Network Calibration

*An explicit calibration algorithm is proposed which provides the direct and rapid adjustment of the pipe roughness coefficients and junction node demands that exactly meet a specified...*

A Logical Variable Approach to Water Supply Reliability

*The calculation of the reliability that water will be available at a demand point in a distribution network is complicated by the redundancy of paths from the source to the point. The...*

Neurocomputing?State-of-the-art

*Neurocomputing, an evolving discipline of science and technology which involves the study and use of nonlinear networks of parallel processing elements for certain classes of information...*

Design of a Neural Network Power Grasp Controller

*An overview of research on the development of an artificial neural network controller used to implement power grasping on the DIGITS Grasping System is presented. The DIGITS System, under...*

Application of Artificial Neural Networks to Composite Ply Micromechanics

*Artificial neural networks can provide improved computational efficiency relative to existing methods when algorithmic description of functional relationships is either totally unavailable...*

A Neural Network Environment for Intelligent CAD

*A framework is presented for development of an environment for creating intelligent systems for computer-aided design of structures by integrating neural network models of learning and...*

Decision Support for Colorado River Operations

*The United States Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) uses a simulation model known as the 24-month Study Model for planning monthly and seasonal operations for the Colorado River Basin....*

Description and Evaluation of Program CANAL

*CANAL was developed in 1987 at Utah State University to perform hydrodynamic computer simulations of canal networks. This paper describes the model and offers opinions on the model's...*

Issues and Challenges Facing the Effective Delivery of Scientific Visualization

*The availability of economical hardware and software products for scientific visualization has stimulated implementation of scientific visualization within high performance computing environments....*

Seismic Risk of Water Supply Network

*In this paper, the failure mode of buried pipeline is established considering such main factors as the slippage between pipe and soil, non-uniformity subsurface layer, and the stress concentration...*

Cross-Impact Analysis for Lifeline Interactions

*A probabilistic method to evaluate the seismic risk of urban lifeline network systems is presented with emphasis on the interactive aspects of lifeline earthquake disaster. First, the...*

GIS-Based Interactive and Graphic Computer System to Evaluate Seismic Risks on Water Delivery Networks

*As interactive and graphic computer system to evaluate seismic risks of an arbitrary water delivery network is developed, based on G/S (geographic information system) software, ARC/INFO....*

Seismic Reliability Analyses of Large Scale Lifeline Networks

*For assesing the seismic reliability of large scale lifeline networks we developed an algorithm which had only polynomial complexity to enumerate paths in the network. Using this algorithm...*

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