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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. ...
A Lanczos component mode synthesis algorithm for locally nonlinear systems with applications to seismic structural pounding
A Component Mode Synthesis (CMS) algorithm employing load dependent Lanczos vectors is presented. The proposed algorithm yields a sparse set of reduced system equations and is an efficient method for computing the forced ...
Critical state models for cyclic loading of K(o)-consolidated clay
An anisotropic critical state model for monotonic and cyclic loading of Ko-consolidated clay is presented, based on extension of an existing model. First, the performance of two existing critical state models is evaluated ...
Dynamic soil pressures on embedded walls
A comprehensive study is made of the response to horizontal base shaking of a uniform viscoelastic soil stratum retained by two vertical rigid walls. The system is assumed to experience a space-invariant horizontal motion ...
Experimental/analytical approaches to modeling, calibrating and optimizing shaking table dynamics for structural dynamic applications
This thesis presents an Experimental/Analytical approach to modeling and calibrating shaking tables for structural dynamic applications. This approach was successfully applied to the shaking table recently built in the ...
Nonlinear seismic response of dams using a coupled boundary element - finite element formulation
A study of the effects of dam-foundation interaction on the response of earth, rockfill and concrete-faced rockfill dams to obliquely incident P, SV and Rayleigh waves is presented. Emphasis is placed on the effects of the ...