Flexible Plates for Control of Stress Distribution
Use of a flexible plate in minimization of soil reaction concentrations at the edge was analyzed. The analysis utilizes a solution for vertical vibrations of the circular flexible plate...

Shear Flow Between Walls in Relative Motion
The paper reports on experiments on Couette flow, i.e., the shear-induced flow between surfaces which are in motion relative to each other. The novel aspect of the work is the appearance...

The Theory of Elasticity: 1950-1992 and Beyond: Concluding Remarks
Forty years ago the theory of elasticity could be completely characterized by A.E.H.Love in his monumental treatise as an effort to reduce to calculation the internal state of stress produced...

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....

Postbuckling Behavior of Stiffened Composite Shell Panels
The paper summarizes the current status of an ongoing study on the postbuckling behavior of thick and moderately thick composite stiffened shells. Axially compressed moderately thick panels...

Leakage Characteristics of the St. Jude Heart Valve
The requirement for anticoagulant therapy in patients implanted with mechanical heart valve prostheses is well known. A plausible explanation for this requirement is that the leakage flow...

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...

The Effective Stress Path for Soil at High Pressure
The effect of increasing stiffness in the soil skeleton on the effective stress path in undrained triaxial compression tests is experimentally examined and found to not be significant....

Constitutive Equation for Granular Material by Hypoelasticity
Constitutive equations for soil based upon the incremental theory of hypoelasticity are proposed in this paper to account for the stress path dependency and dilatant behavior of soil....

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...

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....

Shear Resistance Models for Concrete Bridges
Statistical models are developed for the shear resistance of concrete bridge girders. Two structural types are considered: reinforced concrete T-beams and prestressed concrete AASHTO girders....

Fluid Dynamics at the Carotid Bifurcation
Arterial wall distensibility is believed to be of secondary importance to the general flowfield of the human carotid artery. However, it has been reported that it may have greater influence...

A Cumulative Failure Criterion of Concrete Under Uniaxial Dynamic Compressive Loading
It has been previously reported that the strength and critical strain of concrete under impact increase with strain rate, but neither of them can predict failure. A cumulative damage parameter...

Mechanical Properties of High Performance Concretes
This paper presents some of the initial results of a 4-year research project on mechanical properties of high performance concretes with particular reference to highway applications. High...

Crushing Response of Energy Absorbing Composite Structure
A description of why and how composite structures crush and absorb energy is presented. The three primary crushing modes of composite structure (transverse shearing, lamina bending and...

An Expert System for Impeller Mechanical Design and Analysis
Impeller is the most critical component of centrifugal compressors. The mechanical efficiency and durability of the impeller determines the performance of the compressors. The shapes and...

A New NDT Device for Comprehensive Pavement Maintenance (Theoretical Aspects)
A new nondestructive testing (NDT) device is being developed to detect some precursors to pavement distress. The principle of operation of the device is based upon the generation and detection...

Modeling Bond Stress-Slip of Reinforcing Bars Embedded in SIFCON
A brief description is given of the mechanisms associated with the bond shear stress versus slip response of deformed reinforcing bars embedded in slurry infiltrated fiber concrete (SIFCON)....

Determination of Interfacial Shear and Normal Stresses in Fiber Pull-Out
In this paper we present an improved formulation for the pullout problem, wherein both the effects of fiber end condition and interfacial and frictional shear stresses are considered....

 

 

 

 

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