Deployable Mesh Reflector
This paper presents a new deployable reflector for space applications, based on a deployable edge frame that deploys and prestresses a 'rigid' cable network. The edge frame consists of...

Effect of Joint Rigidity on Buckling Strength of Single Layer Lattice Domes
The present paper discusses the effect of the joint rigidity on the buckling strength of single layer lattice domes, with regular three way grids, under vertical loading. The effect of...

Direct and Modal Analyses for Shape-Finding of Unstable Structures
Shape-finding analysis of unstable structures has been presented by using generalized inverse (Tanaka and Hangai, 1986). The 'Modal Analysis' using rigid body modes is elegant, but the...

How to Optimize Frames Using Plastic Design Concept
An optimal design procedure using plastic design concept was presented. For low-rise building frames, optimal plastic designs can be made using the plastic limit load as a basis of design....

Static Behavior of Pultruded GFRP Sections

Orthotropic Rigidities of Curved Concrete Waffle Slabs
Analytical expressions are derived for predicting the flexural and torsional rigidities during the pre-cracking and post-cracking stages for horizontally- curved waffle slab structures....

A Simulation of the Quake-response on the Frame with Large Basement-box under the Earthquake from Deep Soil Layer
This paper treats a study of computing vibratory analysis and its comparison with measurements for the earthquake-responses on an actual 19 storied pure frame-structure with its height...

Semi-Rigid Joint Action in Composite Frames: Numerical Analysis and Design Criteria
The paper focusses on the analysis of semi-rigid composite frames, reporting mainly on the results of a research study which combines the experimental and theoretical approaches. Attention...

Prediction of Geological and Mechanical Processes While Disposing of High-Level Waste (HLW) Into the Earth Crust

Multiple Modes of Steady-State Slide-Rock Response
The dynamic response of free standing rigid bodies to base excitation can be quite complex, as evidenced by the five motions or modes to be considered in a two-dimensional analysis: rest,...

Frictional Aspect of Rocking-Sliding of a Rigid Block with Surface Impact
During the very short time of impact between a rigid rectangular block and a rigid foundation, the interface pressure distribution varies with time in a complicated manner. Due to this...

Functional Analysis in Continuum and Structural Mechanics
Following brief historical remarks, the equations of the hypercircle and hypersphere of Prager and Synge and associated formulae for pointwise bounds are derived. The application of the...

Stability of Systems of Rigid Bodies by Bounding Theorems
The stability of systems of systems of rigid bodies subjected to conservative and dissipative forces is investigated by considering the minimization of a work function subject to the kinematic...

Reliability Consideration in Shakedown Analysis
Shakedown analysis for ductile rigid frames has shown that a structure can respond linearly at a higher elastic limit after it has experienced some plastic deformation. If the residual...

Reliability of Nonlinear Frame Structures by SFEM
A method is proposed for the reliability analysis of nonlinear frame structures with flexible connections. The uncertainty of a connection is represented by a group of random moment-relative...

Load Reduction on Buried Rigid Pipes Below High Embankments

Applicability of Three-Parameter Power Model to Structural Analysis of Flexibly Jointed Frames
In this paper, the applicability of three-parameter power model to the practical use of design analysis for plane frame with semi-rigid connections is discussed. A three-parameter power...

Effects of Artificial Heart Pumping on Hemorheology
Alterations in hemorheology were studied in 19 patients supported by the Jarvik-7 total artificial heart (TAH) anywhere from 1 to 48 days as a bridge-to-cardiac transplantation. Abnormally...

Spherical Shells with Nonuniform Rigidity
An iterative finite difference technique is presented in this paper for the analysis of axisymmetric spherical shells with variable wall thickness. The proposed method of solution is based...

Chaotic Response and Stability of Rocking Rigid Objects
An analytical method and numerical results for predicting the existence of chaotic response of rocking rigid objects subjected to harmonic horizontal based excitation are presented. It...

 

 

 

 

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