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Finite element modeling is employed to study the behavior and characteristics of flush end plate, bolted connections. To investigate the failure mechanism and non-linear behavior of the connections a 3D model is created and analyzed using non-linear material models and contacts between components of the connection. The paper shows the good agreement between the experimental and numerical results.

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In solution of gradiometric boundary value problem in space a regular grid of satellite gravity gradiometry data is required. This grid is considered on a sphere with radius of the mean Earth sphere and altitude of satellite. However, the gravitational gradients are measured by a gradiometer mounted on GOCE satellite and orbital perturbations of the satellite influence GOCE observations as well. In this study we present that these effects are about 2 E on GOCE data. Also numerical studies on the gravitational gradients in orbital frame show that the perturbations of co-latitude are more significant than that of inclination. The effect of perturbed inclination is less than −9 mE while the effect of perturbed co-latitude is within −173 mE in one day revolution of GOCE.

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The main goal of this study is firstly to model the phenomenon of advection and diffusion of the gaseous residues of coal combustion. On the other hand, to study the dispersion of this pollution by varying the parameters like the wind and the resources of pollution, where there are four emissions: SO2, CO, NO2 and PM10. The present model will compare estimating concentrations with the results found by the contribution of the thermal power plant of Jerada city, where the American Environmental Regulatory Model is used. The results suggest that SO2, PM10, NO2 and CO concentration simulated by turbulent k-ε model in combination with the transport model of diluted species, at the 3h and 24h intervals, greater than their respective observed concentrations compared with the American Environmental Regulatory Model. The concentrations of the model found are very high and exceed the limit values under the study conditions. Indeed, the simulated model was used in 2D with a very low wind speed (10−4 m/s) and in the absence of gravity, hence the total neglect of altitude because the two sources of pollution are at the height of 120 m.

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2004 Wall effects in flow past a circular cylinder in a plane channel: a numerical study Chemical Engineering and Processing 43 1529 – 1537

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experimental and numerical studies investigated the behavior of composite concrete-steel plate shear walls under earthquake loading [ 8 ]-[ 10 ]. In the current study, the existing buildings were strengthened by introducing a composite concrete-steel plate

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A numerical study of the thermodynamic properties of a superconducting quantum cylinder in a longitudinal magnetic field is carried out. Closed-form expressions for the critical temperature, the free energy, the heat capacity jump, and the magnetization difference between the superconducting and normal phases as functions of the nanotube parameters are obtained in limit cases.

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The paper presents results of the analysis of the lateral-load response of an existing RC structure seismically upgraded by means of C-FRP. The structure was tested “as-is” under monotonic lateral loading conditions. It failed by a column-type collapse mechanism. The structure was repaired and upgraded by means of C-FRP. The structure has been tested again by a cyclic load test. Results demonstrate the successful implementation of C-FRP with a significant improvement of stiffness, strength and lateral displacement capacity of the upgraded structure. Finally a numerical study has been started with the aim to correctly capture the experimental results.

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Computational load balancing plays a prominent role on the success of domain decomposition based finite element computations on parallel computers. Computational load balancing is achieved through mesh partitioning. In this paper, a mesh-partitioning algorithm is proposed for generating sub-meshes with optimal shape using a steady state elite preserving evolutionary algorithm (EA). Numerical experiments have been conducted by solving several practical engineering problems. Comparisons have also been made with its multi-level counter part by solving several benchmark problems. Numerical studies indicate that performance of the proposed mesh-partitioning algorithm is either comparable or superior to the multi-level algorithm.

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This paper presents the results of a theoretical-numerical study of laterally-restrained thin-walled steel rectangular hollow flange beams subjected to bending, shear and bending and shear interaction. Finite element analyses were carried out by using ANSYS software, and validated by previous experimental tests. Furthermore, the effect of intermediate stiffeners was investigated, where the improvement percentage in bending capacity was 4.4%. Additionally, all the corresponding outcomes were calculated according to EN 1993-1-3. The results showed that current standard rules tend to be somewhat conservative in both bending and bending and shear interaction cases, while they are not quite accurate in shear case.

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Eccentrically braced frames are widely used as lateral-force resisting system for multi-storey buildings located in seismic areas. Capacity design principles used in modern seismic design codes are deemed to constrain plastic deformations to dissipative elements only, which in eccentrically braced frames are represented by links. The aim of using these frames is to reduce the repair costs and downtime of a structure hit by an earthquake. This objective is to be attained through removable dissipative members (bolted links) and re-centering capability of the structure. Numerical studies are performed in order to investigate the practical feasibility of the replacement procedure; analyzing dual frames obtained by combining steel eccentrically braced frames with removable bolted links with moment resisting frames. Practical solutions regarding order in which bolted links need to be replaced are proposed, as well as the mounting of some temporary tie braces, for safety measures during the link removal procedure.

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