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Main contribution of this thesis is to present a new insight and method for the analysis of random eigenvalue problem. Extensive tests on the efficiency and accuracy of these point sets in system reliability analysis are conducted. In the construction of high fidelity models capable of adequately predicting the behavior of these devices, uncertainty quantification UQ emerges as a main ingredient for resource allocation, engineering design, and model validation.
The simulation is used to predict the motions of a scale model that was studied in wave-tank experiments. Recommendations for rational design of these mitigation devices are also provided.
This dissertation is dedicated to developing such a procedure. Rational and practical procedures to calculate the double-layer repulsive force and van der Waals attractive force between two cuboid clay particles in three-dimensional space are developed.
However, the efficiency of simulation-based SFE analysis is a research issue due to the computational cost of the repetitive FE analyses involved in the simulation. The modal damping is assessed based on both ambient vibration and forced vibration data, indicating that the level of damping is very low in stay cables and that it is affected by the dynamic energy exchange between the cables and other structural elements of the bridge.
Fritz Title: Period and Damping Selection for the Design and Analysis of Building Structures Fundamental period and damping ratio are two of the most important parameters involved in dynamic analyses of buildings.
The model incorporates a non-associated flow rule and elastoplastic coupling.