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Dynamic response of force-excited systems
The elastic and inelastic responses of the force-excited single-degree-of-freedom (SDOF) systems are investigated from the gross characteristics of forcing functions such as the frequency content, the integrals and the ...
Integration of a surcharged pipe model and an overland flow model for flood prediction in a highly urbanized area
Two models were incorporated to evaluate the hydrologic and hydraulic behavior of the Harris Gully watershed in Houston, Texas. A HEC-1 model was created and calibrated to three historical storms for average errors of 6% ...
Developing an introductory civil engineering course
A new course designed to introduce freshmen to civil engineering and to give non-engineers a taste of engineering was developed and taught. The course is divided into four sections (demand, design, construction, and effects) ...
Dynamic analysis of systems with hysteretic damping
Experimental observations have shown that the dissipation per cycle in many materials does not depend on the deformation frequency over a wide frequency range. A linear model used frequently to represent this type of ...
Dynamic analysis of stacked rigid blocks
The dynamic behavior of structures of two stacked rigid blocks subjected to ground excitation is examined. Assuming no sliding, the rocking response of the system standing free on a rigid foundation is investigated. The ...
Analysis of testing procedures for determining mechanical properties of composite specimens manufactured with zoned pressure molding
A program of testing various material properties for fiberglass and carbon fiber composites processed using a new proprietary process called Zoned Pressure Molding developed by Stewart Automotive Research (SAR) was developed. ...