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Dynamic analysis of stacked rigid blocks
The dynamic behavior of structures of two stacked rigid blocks subjected to ground excitation is examined. Assuming no sliding, the rocking response of the system standing free on a rigid foundation is investigated. The ...
Strength evaluation and retrofit of reinforced concrete beams subjected to pure torsion
The behavior of reinforced concrete beams under pure torsion was studied. Six reinforced concrete beams were designed with stirrup spacing as the principal variable and tested under monotonic loading up to failure. Loads, ...
Analysis of nonlinear structural systems accounting for both system parameter uncertainty and excitation stochasticity
Limiting ourselves to only loading and system parameter uncertainties, the dynamic loading to a structure can be modeled as a random function while the system or material parameters can be modeled as random fields. Through ...
Stability of elastic/plastic columns and circular rings with random geometric imperfections
The stability of elastic/plastic columns and circular rings with random geometric imperfections is investigated. Columns are analyzed for axial loading and rings for uniform external pressure. A procedure is developed to ...
Analysis of testing procedures for determining mechanical properties of composite specimens manufactured with zoned pressure molding
A program of testing various material properties for fiberglass and carbon fiber composites processed using a new proprietary process called Zoned Pressure Molding developed by Stewart Automotive Research (SAR) was developed. ...