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The incremental dynamic analysis is a powerful tool for evaluating the seismic vulnerability and risk of buildings. It allows calculating the global damage of structures for different peak ground accelerations, PGA, and representing this result by means of damage curves. Such curves [...]

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The aim of this paper is to introduce an efficient and accurate new approach called Monte Carlo and Kriging (MCK) to robust topology optimization. The objective is to minimize the expected value of ''compliance'' under concentrated loading uncertainty. The loading [...]

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Understanding the failure of brittle heterogeneous materials is essential in many applications. Heterogeneities in material properties are frequently modeled through random fields, which [...]

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Aircraft emission targets worldwide and their climatic effects have put pressure in government agencies, aircraft manufacturers and airlines to reduce water vapour, carbon dioxide ([...]