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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. ...
Seismic response of slab-column connections with shear capitals
The punching shear strength of the slab usually governs the design of slab-column connections in regions of high seismicity. One method of increasing the shear capacity of the connection region is to increase the thickness ...
The effect of resuspension of estuarine sediments on the biodegradation of polynuclear aromatic hydrocarbons
Polynuclear aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) are a class of contaminants commonly found in bottom sediments near highly industrialized areas. Resuspension of these sediments can make these contaminants more available for ...
Two-dimensional modeling of flow and sedimentation
A two-dimensional (vertical) flow model is developed to simulate open channel flow. The governing equations are solved without any depth averaging. Free surface movement is handled with the help of Arbitrary Lagrangian ...