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Finite element solution methods for linear and nonlinear beam-on-foundation problems
The objective of this research is to develop finite elements and iterative techniques for numerical solution of linear and nonlinear beam-on-foundation problems encountered in structural engineering. Although closed-form ...
The effect of shear on the thermal conductivity of non-Newtonian fluids
This work considers the effect of shear on the thermal conductivity of non-Newtonian fluids. These fluids display a variation of viscosity as a function of shear rate, and this study determines whether the thermal conductivity ...
Average antiplane motion in an elastic solid containing a layer of randomly distributed cracks
The propagation of antiplane waves in an elastic solid containing a random distribution of cracks that are parallel to each other, and oriented at an arbitrary angle relative to the direction of the incident wave, is ...
MODIFIED QUASILINEARIZATION ALGORITHM FOR OPTIMAL CONTROL PROBLEMS WITH NONDIFFERENTIAL CONSTRAINTS AND GENERAL BOUNDARY CONDITIONS
In this thesis, we consider two classes of optimal control problems. Problem (P1) involves a functional I, subject to differential constraints and general boundary conditions; it consists of finding the state x(t), the ...
A GENERAL MODEL FOR MULTIPHASE MIXTURES AND APPLICATIONS
A general model for a multiphase mixture is developed within the framework of the theory of mixtures formulated by BOWEN. Each phase in the mixture is considered to be a mixture itself, composed of multiple substances with ...