# Sonic NDE of Structural Concrete

*Case histories are presented to illustrate applications of nondestructive evaluation (NDE) methods that use stress waves to characterize the conditions of concrete construction. The case...*

A Critique of the Ultrasonic Pulse Velocity Method for Testing Concrete

*The pulse velocity method is the most widely used ultrasonic nondestructive method for assessing concrete quality. However, it has been well established that the relation between ultrasonic...*

Nonlinear Shoaling and Impact of Waves on Coastal Structures

*A two-dimensional fully nonlinear potential flow model is used to calculate shoaling of solitary and enoidal waves over a sloping bottom and interaction with submerged or emerged coastal...*

Intermittent Kinematics for Nonlinear Random Waves Near Ocean Surface

*Taking into account the fluctuations of the free surface for points in the vicinity of the still water level, this study analytically calculates the first four moments of wave velocity...*

Micromechanics and Effective Properties of Elastic Particulate Composites

*A new micromechanical framework is proposed to investigate the effective mechanical properties of elastic particulate multiphase composites. Exact ensemble-volume averaged field equations...*

Particle Analysis of Material Behavior?A Note on Continuum Assumptions

*Continuum models of materials have dominated our approach to the analysis of material behavior. Recently a number of discrete particle methods have been proposed which offer a different...*

Landslide-Generated Waves in Reservoirs

*This paper investigates surge waves generated by landslides in reservoirs. The Navier-Stokes equations with complete viscous conditions at the free surface are solved numerically for the...*

Fracture Toughness of DMMC

*The fracture toughness of discontinuous metal matrix composites (DMMC) is always less than the fracture toughness of the matrix, in the same heat treatment or annealed condition. If a...*

Wind Effect on Oblique Motion of Two Bodies in a Uniform Flow

*The wind effect on the general translational motion of a circular cylinder through an inviscid and incompressible fluid, conveyed by a uniform flow at infinity, in the vicinity of another...*

Computation of Flow in Ice-Covered Dune-Bed Channels

*A numerical method for solution of the Reynolds-averaged Navier-Stokes equations is developed to study the flow over sand dunes in two-dimensional channels. The method is applied to calculate...*

Flow Visualization of Lid-Driven Cylindrical Cavity Flow

*The lid-driven cylindrical cavity flows in the laminar region are quantitatively visualized by a new flow visualization method called the digital vector velocimetry method. Particle streak...*

Micromechanical Simulation of Wave Propagation in Dense Granular Assemblies

*Two-dimensional DEM with modified Mindlin's contact law has been used to study the load transfer mechanisms in 'consolidated' granular assemblies. Results of simulation are presented and...*

Wave Induced Vortex Near Seashore

*The vortex motion behind submerged breakwaters in the nearshore region is studied. The RCPWAVE model (Ebersole et al., 1986) is used to calculate the wave field and thus the radiator stresses...*

Similarity Solutions of Starting Jets and Starting Plumes

*Similarity solutions of the starting jets and the starting plumes are obtained using a one dimensional model based on the top-hat profiles and the symmetry assumption for the velocity...*

Harmonic Excitation of an Unconstrained Saturated Particle Bed

*Past research on the flow of concentrated cohensinless mixtures have historically emphasized steady or quasi-steady motions while dynamic effects have received little attention in comparison....*

Application of NMR to Rotating Granular Flow

*Granular flow in a steadily rotating cylinder, having a large length-to-diameter ratio, is measured by nuclear Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI). This non-invasive technique is capable...*

Intra Vena Cava Balloon Pumping

*An innovative prototype intravenous hollow-fiber oxygenator was developed in 1984 by B.G. Hattler. The device consisted of a microporous, hollow-fiber membrane oxygenator inserted into...*

The Morphology and Dynamics of Natural and Laboratory Grain Flows

*Artificially generated sand flows that display considerable similarity with field examples on eolian dunes allow documentation of the relationships between grainflow scales and the characteristics...*

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...*

A Sphere Moving Down an Inclined Bumpy Surface

*A sphere moving down a bumpy incline in the air is studied theoretically and experimentally. A method based on the principle of energy conservation is used to express the average velocity...*

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