Equitable Distribution of Water in a Rotation Irrigation System
'Volume-based Equity' is proposed as a means of improving the uniformity of water delivery in a rotation irrigation system. Management procedures are developed that can improve water delivery....

Selective Withdrawal in a Rotating Stratified Fluid
In this paper we consider the axisymmetric flow of a rotating stratified fluid into a point sink. Linear analysis of the initial value problem of flow of a linearly stratified fluid into...

Ask Young Clupeids if Kaplan Turbines are Revolving Doors or Blenders
Previous estimates of low survival (18 to 38 %) of young clupeids (American shad, blueback herring, and alewife) in passage through hydro turbines have led many to conclude that turbines...

Effects of Connections on Composite Frames
This paper summarizes the preliminary findings from an experimental and theoretical study of the influence of composite connections on frame behaviour. The first part of the work included...

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...

Direct Tensile Test: Stability and Bifurcation
Unnotched specimens of quasibrittle materials that exhibit post-peak strain softening do not deform symmetrically in a direct tension test. The phenomenon (which is similar to the recently...

Free Vibration Analysis of Asymmetric Buildings
A simple procedure for free vibration analysis of asymmetric buildings is presented. This method assumes that each floor is a rigid diaphragm with three degrees of freedom (two lateral...

Nonlinear Geometric and Material Considerations in Shell Structures
A geometrically and materially nonlinear static shell theory allowing large displacements, rotations, and strains with parabolic shear is developed. The theory is cast into a total Lagrangian...

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...

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...

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...

Robotics in SEI Terrestrial Launch Site Operations
This paper addresses work performed at Rockwell International's Space Systems Division, Downey, California. Future Space Exploration Initiative (SEI) missions will require terrestrial...

The Proposed NASA Lunar-Based Astronomical Observatories
The goals of the Space Exploration Initiative are a manned return to the Moon, a permanent lunar outpost and then a manned expedition to Mars. This presents an opportunity to construct...

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...

Safety Factors, Loads, and Impact
The loads given in this chapter are intended for general guidance only (including wind, ice, stream flow, etc.). Maximum deflections and rotations may likewise vary with national codes....

Shaft Boring Machine—A Method of Mechanized Vertical Shaft Excavation
The Shaft Boring Machine (SBM) is a vertical application of proven rock boring technology. The machine applies a rotating cutter wheel with disk cutters for shaft excavation. The wheel...

Optimization of RC Frames with Reliability Concepts
Analysis and design optimization are considered simultaneously for reinforced concrete frames. Global displacements were considered as design variables. The nonlinear behavior of the elements...

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...

 

 

 

 

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