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Multibody mechanics and the residual flexibility method
This thesis provides first an introduction to an area of continuum mechanics the author terms multibody mechanics. Therein, a continuum is separated into a finite number of bodies. By merging ideas from classical and ...
Nonconservative control design for robustly stable structural dynamic systems
This dissertation considers a general concept of nonconservative measures of dynamic system performance via a consistent approach in terms of signal and system norms and suggests an appropriate iterative procedure for ...
Numerical study of cavity natural convection flow with augmenting and counteracting effects by projection finite element method
A numerical study of natural convection in cavities under the effects of thermocapillarity and gravity modulation is conducted in this research. Three different algorithms which are first-order explicit, second-order ...
Experimental investigation for constitutive modeling of fine sand under cyclic loading using hollow cylinder specimens
An experimental program for the understanding of the behavior of fine cohesionless soil under monotonic and cyclic loading and for the development and refinement of constitutive models has been undertaken. An experimental ...
The use of optimization techniques in the solution of partial differential equations from science and engineering
Optimal Control of systems governed by Partial Differential Equations is an applications-driven area of mathematics involving the formulation and solution of minimization problems. Given a physical phenomenon described by ...
Energy release rate in a cracked elastic-plastic solid
To predict the growth of a crack in a body, Griffith introduced, for linear elastic materials, the concept of the energy release rate. According to this concept, crack growth occurs when the work done on a body by the ...