Spatial Coherence in the Chaotic Dynamics of Multi-Degree-of-Freedom Elastic Impact Oscillators
In this paper, we describe a method for estimating the number of degrees of freedom needed to adequately model nonlinear structural systems. We apply the method to the study of chaotic...

Response Triscpectrum for a Yielding Structure
Simulation is used to obtain information about non-Gaussian aspects of the absolute response acceleration of a bilinear hysteretic oscillator with an excitation which is Gaussian white...

Suspended Sediment Concentrations in a Barred Nearshore Zone
Field observations of the suspended sediment concentrations in the inner nearshore zone are made with the use of a pump-sampling system to derive time-averaged profiles and with the use...

Bedload Transport Measurement by Imaging of Tracers
A dyed-sand tracer technique is developed for investigation of bedload under laboratory oscillatory flows. Imaging of the tracer with high speed photography allows the creation of time...

Foias-Temam Approximations of Attractors for Galloping Oscillators
A method for the algebraic approximation of attractors recently developed by Foias and Temam is adapted for application to autonomous galloping oscillators. We compare results obtained...

The Effect of Beach Slope on Oscillatory Flow Bedload Transport
The data for five laboratory sloping bed bedload sediment transport experiments are presented. Each consists of a series of half cycle transport rate measurements using the same waveform...

Discrete Enforcement of Uncertain Oscillator Gaussian Response
A limited number of step-by-step procedures have been developed to recursively evaluate the response moments of uncertain systems. In several of these procedures, the recursive evaluation...

On the Dynamic Response of Bridges by Oscillating Vehicles on Rough Surfaces
The spectral theory is applied to the response of bridges under a Poissonian stream of vehicles moving with constant speed over the bridge. The vehicles are modeled as oscillators with...

Forces Acting on a Vortex-Excited Vibrating Cylinder in Planar Oscillatory Flow
An experimental investigation into the vortex-excited vibration of a circular cylinder in planar oscillatory flow has been made with emphasis being placed on the amplification of the forces...

Stratification by Solid Particle Suspensions

Experimental Research and Parameters Optimization of a Prototype OWC Wave Power Device
The paper presents the experimental research and parameters optimization of a prototype oscillating water column (OWC) wave power device being built in China by Guangzhou Institute of...

Double-OWC Wave Power Extractor of a Taut Moored Floating Structure
A double oscillating water column is proposed as a means to improve the efficiency of wave power conversion over a wide range of wave periods in deep water. A mathematical model of the...

Western Surface Climate and Streamflow and the El Nino/Southern Oscillation
Climate variability has direct social and economic impacts the most direct of which occur through the hydrologic cylce. Of primary concern to society are the hydrologic extremes of floods...

A Computationally Efficient Solution Procedure for Stationary Two-State Problems in Stochastic Mechanics
A numerical procedure is presented for the solution of stationary two-state Markov process problems with a single source. The proposed solution method combines finite element and finite...

Unsteady Aeroelastic Base Moments on a High-Rise Building
To consider aeroelastic instabilities of prismatic structures in winds, i.e., vortex induced vibrations or galloping oscillations, unsteady aeroelastic forces must be investigated as the...

Stabilization of Critical Enclosed Natural Draft Ground Flares
This paper presents the results of an investigation evaluating the causes of and implementing a cost effective solution to combustion driven oscillations in six large natural draft flares....

Maximum Value Statistics for Transient Response of Linear Structures
The mean and the variance are investigated for the maximum absolute value of a nonstationary process which represents the response buildup of a linear oscillator. The mean and variance...

Pipe Geometry and Pipeline Bridge Wind Oscillation
Static and modal analyses of two pipeline suspension bridges owned by American Natural Resources - the Patterson Loop Aerial Crossing (PLAC) with a span of 850 feet (259 meters) and the...

Active Control of Flexural Vibrations in Beams
The feasibility of using piezoelectric actuators to control the flexural oscillations of large structures in space is investigated. Flexural oscillations are excited by implusive loads...

Reliability of Daniels-Systems Oscillators Including Dynamic Redistribution
The reliability of redundant systems under stationary Gaussian white noise excitation is investigated with emphasis on the dynamics of redistribution of internal forces after brittle failure...

 

 

 

 

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