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STUDIES OF DYNAMIC RESPONSE OF LIQUID STORAGE TANKS (FOUNDATIONS, RINGS, VIBRATION, DISCS)
This dissertation consists of four parts. The first part deals with the response of liquid storage tanks to a vertical component of ground motion. Galerkin's method is used to solve this problem approximately, and its ...
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 ...
Nonnormality in the seismic response of primary-secondary systems
Response nonnormality is investigated for a yielding primary structure and a linear secondary system (P-S) subjected to a normally distributed ground acceleration. The nonlinearity considered is bilinear hysteretic (BLH) ...
Soil-structure interaction effects of simple structures supported on rectangular foundations
This thesis deals with the effects of soil-structure interaction, both kinematic and inertial, on the responses of seismically excited rectangular foundations and simple structures supported on such foundations. The ground ...
Dynamic response of hazardous liquid-waste storage tanks used in nuclear facilities
This dissertation presents a comprehensive study of the dynamic response of storage tanks containing high-level radioactive wastes in nuclear facilities. Of the many issues that are peculiar to these systems, four important ...
Settling characteristics of fractal aggregates
The settling velocity of aggregates found in engineered water and wastewater treatment facilities are usually assumed to follow Stokes' law. These particles, however, are typically porous and may be fractal in nature. As ...
Effect of recirculation on the performance of a trickling filter
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An automatic algorithm for the estimation of mode location and numerosity in general multidimensional data
Exploratory data analysis in four or more dimensions present many challenges that are unknown in lower dimensionalities. The emptiness of high dimensional space makes merely locating the regions in which data is concentrated ...
SOME HYDROGENATION, OXIDATION, AND ISOMERIZATION REACTIONS OVER ZIRCONIUM-DIOXIDE CATALYST
The mechanisms and selectivities of several hydrogenation, isomerization, and partial oxidation reactions that occur over a zirconia catalyst were investigated. The thermal stability of the catalyst in air and in vacuum ...