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Assessing coastal vulnerability: Advanced modeling methods and dynamic hydraulic characteristics of Gulf Coastal systems
The United States coastline contain some of the most valued ecological resources, the most populated urban areas, the most complex infrastructure systems, the most prolific economic engines, and the busiest ports of trade. ...
Filter approaches to stochastic dynamic analysis of compliant offshore platforms
The dynamics of offshore structures subjected to random waves is investigated. The load modeling and response analysis are conducted by using a new approach. The problems of the wave kinematics simulation and of the dynamic ...
RELIABILITY AND RISK ASSESSMENT OF NETWORKED URBAN INFRASTRUCTURE SYSTEMS UNDER NATURAL HAZARDS
Modern societies increasingly depend on the reliable functioning of urban infrastructure systems in the aftermath of natural disasters such as hurricane and earthquake events. Apart from a sizable capital for maintenance ...
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 ...
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) ...
Evaluation of fuel ethanol releases in a pilot-scale aquifer tank: Source dynamics, NAPL migration and microbial community response
Ethanol is playing a key role in current discussions on energy, agriculture, taxes and the environment. This work addresses the potential environmental impacts and behavior of subsurface fuel-ethanol releases. A continuous-flow ...
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 ...
Bacteria and fullerene: The microbial response to fullerene water suspensions
The current nanotechnology boom necessitates timely research into the health and environmental impacts of nanomaterials to enhance their eco-responsible manufacture, use, and disposal. Using the water-insoluble C60 as a ...
Effect of recirculation on the performance of a trickling filter
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