Dynamic Loading of a Rigid Frame Bridge
The objective of this paper is to investigate the dynamic response of a rigid frame bridge to two trucks (side by side) passing over the rough bridge deck. The rigid frame bridge is designed...

Cyclical Behavior of Welded Steel Shear Studs
Four specimens of composite steel and concrete beams were experimentally tested to obtain the cyclical behavior of the welded steel shear stud. This information may be used for the analysis...

Behavior of Tall Frame Combining Rigid and Semi-Rigid Connections
In this paper, the applicability of the mixed use of rigid and semi-rigid connections in the tall frame is discussed. It is tried. for 4-bay 8-storey frame to be numerically analyzed for...

Classification of Semi-Rigid Connections Based on the Elastic-Plastic Mechanical Behavior of Frames

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....

Success Syndrome: The Collapse of the Dee Bridge
Scaling up existing successful designs can cause latent weaknesses to become dominant, leading to catastrophe. By studying past failures where this has happened--for example, the 1847...

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

Flexible Porous Breakwater
This is a theoretical study of the reflection and transmission of linear waves by a flexible, porous and thin beam-like breakwater held fixed in the sea bed. The breakwater is idealized...

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...

Pseudo-Simulation Method for Stochastic Problems
A new numerical method for problems of stochastic mechanics and other areas involving a small number of random parameters is presented. It is analogous to the Monte-Carlo simulation method...

 

 

 

 

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