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Analysis of Hysteretic Systems: Preisach Formalism and Bouc-Wen Modeling
The inherently nonlinear phenomenon of hysteresis is notoriously difficult to model. Of notable interest are the inverse models of hysteresis which identify the parameters of a particular model to closely match experimental ...
A Resistor Network Model for the Determination of Electrical and Thermal Properties of Nanocomposites
Superior electrical, thermal, and mechanical properties of carbon nanotubes have made them popular candidates for use as fillers in polymer nanocomposites. This thesis presents a numerical model developed to determine the ...
Peridynamics and Applications
Peridynamics is a nonlocal mechanics theory using integro-differential equations without spatial derivatives. Unlike the classical continuum mechanics, peridynamics possesses certain advantages when solving problems involving ...