Routes to Chaos of a Vertically Rotating Pendulum
Each blade of a mechanical shredder may be modeled by a pendulum whose pivot rotates in a vertical circle. The transition to chaos of small periodic motion about radial lines us the driving...

Eigenproperties of a Twisted, Nonuniform Rotating Beam by the Finite Element Method
A initially twisted blade with nonuniform properties along the length, is rotating with constant angular velocity about an axis perpendicular to it's elastic axis. The blade is modeled...

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...

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...

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...

Benchmark Problems for Shape Optimization in Plane Stress or Strain
The purpose of this paper is to bring to the attention of engineers and researchers who are working with finite element shape optimization techniques, the closed-form solutions for a unique...

Finite Element Analysis and Design of Plywood Shear Walls
An integrated procedure for the analysis and design of rectangular plywood shear walls is presented and illustrated. The analysis is done using an in-house finite element program with...

A Second Order Analysis Technique for Nonprismatic Bridge Piers
An approximate second order method is presented for the analysis and design of cantilever compression members. Prismatic members with nonconstant reinforcement, and nonprismatic members...

Factors Affecting the Incremental Stiffness of Particle Assemblies
A simple numerical experiment was performed on an assembly of densely packed spheres in order to investigate the factors that affect an assembly's incremental stiffness. The...

Rotational Failure Mechanisms Using Multiple Friction Circles

Long-Term Effects of Tillage and Crop Rotation on the Leaching of Nitrate and Pesticides to Shallow Groundwater
Contamination of groundwater by nitrate-nitrogen (NO3-N) and pesticides is a serious problem and concern in Iowa. The extent of contamination can...

Data Acquisition Techniques for Rotating Machinery
Monitoring the condition and performance of a hydraulic turbine or pump requires the simultaneous collection of data related to shaft speed, torque, power, water and airborne sound pressure...

Buckling of Frames with Load-Dependent Supports
The supports of frames may increase their rotational resistance as they are compressed. It is assumed here that this stiffening is a linear function of the load. Sway and nonsway buckling...

Numerical Simulation of Localization in Granular Materials
The structure of persistent shear bands in granular materials is investigated by numerically simulating an idealized assembly of two-dimensional particles. Flexible stress-controlled boundaries...

Integrating Expert Opinion for Assessing Structural Performance
Many experts use linguistic values when expressing their judgment on structural performance. The concept of fuzzy sets is used in this paper to obtain consistent measures of values provided...

Mean Square Stability of Linear Gyroscopic Systems Under Combined Harmonic and Stochastic Excitations
This paper examines the mean square stability of linear gyroscopic systems under both harmonic and stochastic parametric excitations. The intensities of both excitations and correlation...

Artificial Gravity Research Facility Options
On a long duration manned mission to Mars, the physiological changes caused by microgravity may be counteracted by artificial gravity. This paper evaluates several different classes of...

Mudflow Rheology in a Vertically Rotating Flume
Joint research by the U.S. Geological Survey and the University of Missouri-Rolla currently (1990) is being conducted on a 3.05 meters in diameter vertically rotating flume used to simulate...

Stratified Rotating Flow Past Isolated Obstacles

The Evolution of Cyclonic Disturbance and Lee Waves Over a Topography in a Rapidly Rotating Stratified Flow

 

 

 

 

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