Bayesian Reliability Analysis of Structures with Multiple Components
This study develops a method of Bayesian reliability analysis to establish an optimal inspection schedule of structures with multiple components using the data collected during inservice...

Reliability and Redundancy Assessment of Prestressed Truss Bridges
Methods for the assessment of the reliability and redundancy of post-tensioned trusses are suggested. The effect of tendon layout on the reliability and redundancy of post-tensioned trusses...

Materials Selection Issues for Structural Components of Transportation Casks
Sandia National Laboratories (SNL) is evaluating the use of alternate materials (i.e. other than stainless steel) as structural components in nuclear spent fuel transportation casks. This...

Unusual Spacecraft Materials
For particularly innovative space exploration missions, unusual requirements are levied on the structural components of the spacecraft. In many cases, the preferred solution is the utilization...

Reliability Estimation for Vertical Lift Gate at Emsworth Dam
The lift gates are composed of two horizontal trusses, two vertical girders, seven diaphragms, and two end frames. A critical element in the structural integrity of the lift gate is a...

Resin Transfer Process Modelling: Computational & Experimental
In most cases, the resin transfer molding (RTM) researcher has a fundamental understanding of composites and possibly some mold design experience. The areas of resin flow dynamics and...

Localization Instabilities Due to Damage and Fracture Propagation: Application to Tensile Specimens
In recent research it has become clear that localization of damage due to strain softening as well as propagation of interactive cracks can result in bifurcations of the loading path characterized...

Compressive Strength Relationship Between Cylinder Tests and Core Tests
A core obtained from any field cured structural member will be inherently different than the field cured cylinder used as a control. Consequently, comparisons with field cured cylinders...

Tension Leg Platform: An Overview of the Concept, Analysis, and Design

Special Problems: Sub- and Superharmonic Responses of a Tension Leg Platform

An Overview of Tension Leg Platform Model Studies

Blast Damage to Typical Structural Elements

Local Buckling Behavior of Plate Elements
In the elastic post-local buckling range, the stress distribution across the width of compression elements of light gauge steel shapes is nonlinear. For code implementations, these stress...

The Design of Diagonal Cross-Bracing
The results of an analytical and experimental study on the behavior of simple and double diagonal cross-bracings in vertical stiffening trusses and in built-up open web beams are presented...

Automated Load Capacity Determination of Cold-Formed Steel Compression Members
This paper presents an automated approach for the evaluation of the axial load capacity of nine cold-formed steel sections according to the latest AISI-1986 Cold-Formed Steel Specification....

Behavior of Single Angles Under Compression and Biaxial Bending
Angle struts are being used extensively as web members of trusses, bracings of buildings, and they are widely used as main members in transmission and lattice towers. Because of their...

Stability Analysis of Steel Compression Members by a Modified Finite Strip Method
The method of structural stability analysis utilized in this paper is a combination of the classical bending theory and the finite strip method. Combining the assumptions of traditional...

Manipulation of Shell and Fabric Structure Form
Fabric structures and concrete shells are readily compared because of their curving shapes and the apparent structural derivation of their forms. Every fabric structure includes compression...

Original Formulation of the Finite Element Method
Following a brief summary of the 1952 state of the art of structural analysis, the paper describes the circumstances that led to the formulation of the finite element method by members...

Major Advances in Finite Element Model Technology
The evolution of finite elements is traced from the viewpoint of finite element shape functions and element-related techniques. Particular emphasis is placed on the isoparametric element,...

 

 

 

 

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