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Behavior of corrugated metal panels for use as storm shutters
This investigation presents a study of the nonlinear dynamics of thin-walled folded plate structures under the localized impact of a rigid object. The research emerges in the context of the structural design and assessment ...
Effect of cyclic high loading rates on the fatigue strength of aluminum-based composites
The study of fatigue under high loading rates is of great interest in the complete characterization of a new series of composites with Al-Cu-Mg matrix reinforced with AlB2 dispersoids. Homogeneous and functionally graded ...
Expected flood damage to buildings in riverine and coastal zones
The methodologies used to estimate flood damage to buildings are typically based on aftermath surveys and statistical analyses of insurance claims data that do not consider the direct effects of floodwater hydrodynamics. ...
Detection and monitoring of DNAPLs in the subsurface under transient conditions using cross well radar
Contamination of soils and groundwater, accidental spills, poor storage facilities, and inadequate disposal practices cause serious detriment of the environment and can pose a serious threat to human health. Common ...
Dynamic properties and seismic response of the cable structures and towers of the Arecibo Observatory
This investigation was requested by the staff of the Arecibo Observatory to determine whether the towers and cables that support the suspended platform are capable of resisting a maximum-credible earthquake in the elastic ...