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Development of stochastic quadratization for nonlinear systems with application to compliant offshore structures
The exploration and production of oil at offshore locations is extending into ever increasing water depths. To exploit this resource in water depths in excess of 300 meters, a new class of offshore structures called compliant ...
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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Multiuser detection in code-division multiple-access communications
Multiuser detection strategies are derived and analyzed for several signal detection problems arising in Code-Division Multiple-Access channels. Modulation schemes which lend themselves to coherent and noncoherent demodulation ...