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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 ...