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• #### A stochastic approach for estimating fatigue life of equipment located at topside of FPSO offshore systems ﻿

(2002)
Floating Production, Storage and Offloading (FPSO) Systems are subjected to stochastic wave loads. In this context, an approach for stochastic fatigue analysis of FPSO topside equipment is developed. Proper FPSO transfer ...
• #### A stochastic approach to motorcycle dynamics ﻿

(2009)
A study on the applicability of the Monte Carlo method in the analysis of the dynamical behavior of motorcycles subject to road excitation is presented. To this end, a time-domain numerical simulation of the response of a ...
• #### A stochastic approach to prepayment modeling ﻿

(1996)
A new type of prepayment model for use in the valuation of mortgage-backed securities is presented. The model is based on a simple axiomatic characterization of the prepayment decision by the individual in terms of a ...
• #### A stochastic model for calculating collisional ionization rates in dense plasmas ﻿

(1993)
A formalism has been developed here in which the collisional ionization rate is determined directly, as a probability of transition due to changes in the plasma's local electric field. The calculations described here are ...
• #### A storage architecture for data-intensive computing ﻿

(2010)
The assimilation of computing into our daily lives is enabling the generation of data at unprecedented rates. In 2008, IDC estimated that the "digital universe" contained 486 exabytes of data [9]. The computing industry ...
• #### A stratigraphic analysis of Paleogene deposition in northwest Europe and the role of graphic correlation in sequence stratigraphy ﻿

(1994)
A sequence stratigraphic analysis of Paleogene deposits, using subsurface data (well logs, seismic data, and biostratigraphy) from the Central North Sea and published outcrop information from northwest Europe, has documented ...
• #### A structural analysis of Al(3)Ti and Al(3)Ti-Nb titanium trialuminides by XRD and EXAFS ﻿

(1997)
In an effort to expand the composition range over which Al$\sb3$Ti is stable, various amounts of niobium were substituted for titanium and processed by melt-spinning. In order to characterize $\rm Al\sb3Ti\sb{x}Nb\sb{y},$ ...
• #### A structural analysis of Gellert's novel Leben der Schwedischen Graefin von G ﻿

(1970)
Structural elements of Gellert's novel, such as the choice of a narrator, the use of letters and dialog, contribute to a system of abstractions which pervades the work. As a predominantly didactic writer Gellert was ...
• #### A structural study of the Hukou and Hsinchu areas Northwestern Taiwan ﻿

(1985)
Northwestern Taiwan, which includes the Kuanyin, Hukou and Hsinchu areas, was initially a part of the continental shelf of the mainland China coast. The Neogene sediments were deposited m gently east-dipping basement in a ...
• #### A structure-function characterization of the ER membrane protein atlastin ﻿

(2012)
The biogenesis and maintenance of the entire endomembrane system is dependent upon membrane fusion proteins. Mounting evidence indicates that the integral membrane GTPase Atlastin is a membrane fusion protein involved in ...

(1980)
• #### A study of a multi-wire proportional counter for magnetic spectrograph focal plane detection ﻿

(1972)
A multi-wire proportional counter (MWPC) was designed and successfully tested along the focal plane of the Rice University 65 cm magnetic spectrograph. The MWPC, which utilized .002" diameter stainless steel wires, a .100" ...
• #### A study of alumina silicon fluoride combinations as hydrocarbon conversion catalysts ﻿

(1944)
The purpose of this work was to study the influence of certain variables in the preparation of an alumina-silicon-fluoride complex on its behavior as a cracking catalyst.

(1973)

(1973)
• #### A study of background signals in terahertz apertureless near-field microscopy and their use for scattering-probe imaging ﻿

(2009)
Apertureless near-field microscopy is an imaging technique in which a small metal tip is held close to a surface, converting evanescent waves to propagating waves and permitting sub-wavelength spatial resolution. In the ...

(1971)

(1978)
• #### A study of British historical treatment of the origins of the First World War, 1918-1939 ﻿

(1967)
The connection between historical literature and public opinion relating to foreign policy is the primary concern of this thesis. It deals with British historiography on the origins of the First World War as it evolved in ...
• #### A study of bubble dynamics and mass transfer in stagnant liquid systems ﻿

(1957)
The purpose of this investigation was to study the effect of physical properties and system dimensions on the mass transfer between a gas bubble and the parent liquid for the case of stagnant liquid. The study was divided ...
• #### A study of carbon balances in mixed microbial populations ﻿

(1964)
A study was made to define the validity of stoichiometric equations for the overall reaction of bacterial metabolism, using mixed microbial populations and soluble carbonaceous organics as substrates. In the study, ...
• #### A study of carbon bombarded by deuterons ﻿

(1949)
Abstract Not Available.
• #### A STUDY OF CHAR GASIFICATION REACTIONS (COAL CONVERSION, COMBUSTION, CATALYTIC, MODELING, PORE STRUCTURE) ﻿

(1986)
Structural, kinetic and catalytic effects relevant to the combustion and gasification of coal-derived chars were investigated. A Texas lignite, an anthracite and two bituminous coals, Pittsburgh #8 and Illinois #6, were ...

(1962)
• #### A study of collisional trap loss in ultra-cold trapped lithium-6 and lithium-7 ﻿

(1994)
Measurements of the trap loss rate in ultra-cold magneto-optically trapped $\sp6$Li and $\sp7$Li are presented and compared. Clear evidence is presented for two different trap loss mechanisms involving inelastic collisions ...
• #### A study of computer time-sharing systems ﻿

(1968)
Computer systems have evolved during the last decade from mono-programmed, batch processed to multi-programmed, remote processed operation. The technique of time-sharing a computer system between many remote users now ...
• #### A study of continuous elastic beams on discrete non-linear elastic supports ﻿

(1963)
This study discusses an iterative approach to the problem of a continuous beam on discrete non-linear elastic supports and its application. The literature studied revealed that practically no work has been done on engineering ...

(1940)
• #### A study of cracked gasoline (continued) and the reaction of bromine with primary aliphatic alcohols ﻿

(1942)
Abstract Not Available.
• #### A study of delayed implantation in the mouse ﻿

(1961)
Abstract Not Available.

(1970)

(1968)
• #### A study of entrainment in distillation column for sieve plate ﻿

(1959)
The purpose of this investigation was to study. the effect of slot velocity, liquid height, plate spacing and slot concentration on entrainment for perforated plates in fractionation columns. The study was approached first ...
• #### A study of environmental semiotics in the production of a mixed-income housing complex ﻿

(1996)
Our present society does not actively promote ideas of segregation. We all confront one another at some point in time, regardless of race, sex, or financial status. However, the majority of designs for today's housing ...

(1973)

(1969)
• #### A study of exterior slab-beam-column connections in flat plate floors ﻿

(1967)
The problem considered here concerns the transfer of load from the slab to the exterior columns of flat plate floor slabs. At the exterior columns, the load is transferred through a combination of shear, bending moment, ...

(1946)

(1958)

(1978)
• #### A study of functionalist theories in architecture ﻿

(1966)
This thesis is an analysis of functionalist theories and not of functionalists themselves. I will determine what the theories cover hoping to clear up to some extent the misunderstandings and limited aspects pertaining ...
• #### A study of gamma-ray resonances produced by proton bombardment of lithium and fluorine; and, The energy distribution of alpha-particles from beryllium-8 formed by the beta-decay of lithium-8 ﻿

(1947)
Abstract Not Available.
• #### A STUDY OF GREENHOUSE EFFECTS USING ZERO, ONE AND TWO-DIMENSIONAL CLIMATE MODELS ﻿

(1984)
In this study a hierarchy of simple climate models is built and used to assess the impact of changes in the trace gas abundance of Earth's atmosphere on the global and zonal surface temperatures. Two of the four models ...
• #### A study of high energy electrons in lead by the Monte Carlo method ﻿

(1951)
The cascade processes of high energy electrons In load are studied by a Monte Carlo method designed for use with random numbers. Graphs of integral probabilities of bromsstrahlung, radiation and scattering in lead which ...
• #### A STUDY OF HIGH TRANSVERSE ENERGY HADRON-HADRON COLLISIONS AT 400 GEV/C USING A QCD MONTE CARLO INCLUDING INITIAL AND FINAL STATE GLUON BREMSSTRAHLUNG (JETS, E-609) ﻿

(1986)
The production of high transverse energy events in 400 GeV/c pp collisions triggered with a full azimuthal, large solid angle calorimeter is studied. A detailed comparison is made between the experimental data and a QCD ...
• #### A study of high-latitude auroral arcs using radar, optical, and in situ techniques ﻿

(1992)
Two experimental campaigns designed to study high-latitude auroral arcs have been conducted in Sonde Stromfjord, Greenland. The Polar Acceleration Regions and Convection Study (Polar ARCS) on February 26, 1987, consisted ...

(1949)

(1957)
• #### A study of language transfer in third-year Spanish students ﻿

(1997)
This study analyzes the role of Transfer, or native language interference in the written interlanguage of fourteen English-speaking students during the second semester of the third year of Spanish at Rice University. English ...
• #### A STUDY OF LARGE TRANSVERSE ENERGY EVENTS IN PION-PROTON AND PROTON-PROTON INTERACTIONS AT P(LAB) = 200 GEV/C AND EVIDENCE FOR HIGHER-TWIST EFFECTS (E609, EXPERIMENT, FERMILAB, JETS, DIRECT COUPLING) ﻿

(1986)
A full azimuth large-acceptance segmented calorimeter ((THETA)(,cm) ranging from 20(DEGREES) to 110(DEGREES)) and a beam calorimeter (covering a range (THETA)(,cm) < 20(DEGREES)) were used to study the production of large ...
• #### A Study of Lexical Availability Among Monolingual-Bilingual Speakers of Spanish and English ﻿

(1971)
The purpose of this thesis has been to study vocabulary elicited from ten different areas of subject matter by means of limited time testing on mixed control-groups comprising ninety-nine students in the 16-17-18 year-old ...

(1972)
• #### A STUDY OF LOW ENERGY ELECTRON-MOLECULE AND ION-MOLECULE COLLISIONS USING RYDBERG ATOMS (IONIZATION, ASSOCIATION, ATTACHMENT, OXYGEN, WATER) ﻿

(1986)
Low energy collisions between Rydberg atoms and neutral molecules have been investigated over a wide range of principal quantum numbers n, and for several different neutral targets. The results have been used to validate ...

(1966)
• #### A study of mechanical forces on Type I superconductors in a magnetic field ﻿

(1966)
An investigation of the mechanical forces on superconducting strips of indium about 10-1 cm in thickness and strips of vacuum deposited tin about 8 x 10°5 cm thick due to their passage through magnetic fields has been made ...
• #### A study of microcreep in magnesium single crystals in the temperature range 77 degrees to 300 degrees K ﻿

(1963)
Single crystals of 99.97% pure magnesium were grown by the Bridgman technique. A very sensitive capacitance strain gage was employed to observe microcreep in these crystals at temperatures from 77° to 300°K. The microstrain-time ...
• #### A study of neural networks in thermal systems ﻿

(1994)
Neural networks have been found to be useful as a technique for the modeling of non-linear functions or processes that involve several variables. The primary goal of this thesis is to explore the feasibility of applying ...
• #### A study of nucleate boiling in an accelerated system ﻿

(1961)
A study was made of the influence of system acceleration on nucleate boiling heat transfer in saturated distilled water at approximately atmospheric pressure. Teats were made under standard gravitational acceleration and ...
• #### A study of opportunistic relaying MAC protocol ﻿

(2005)
Recent studies have shown a considerable interest in the development of Medium Access and Control (MAC) protocols for multi-rate wireless networks. The approach of sending the packet to the farthest possible node along the ...
• #### A study of parallel plate proportional counters ﻿

(1969)
Current interest in a counter with fast response and thin transmission has led to the construction and study of a parallel plate proportional counter (PPPC). The PPPC was found to be essentially 100% efficient in the ...