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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 ...
Injectable, in situ polymerizable, biodegradable scaffolds based on poly(propylene fumarate) for guided bone regeneration
Poly(propylene fumarate) (PPF) was developed as a scaffold to guide bone regeneration. Synthesis of this material via refined reaction pathways led to increased purity and higher molecular weights of this unsaturated, ...
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 ...