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SIMPACT is a finite element computer system developed at the International Center for Numerical Methods in Engineering (CIMNE) in Barcelona, Spain, for analysis of structures subjected to dynamic and impact loading. Typical application of SIMPACT include among others the seismic [...]

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A state of the art on simulation methods in stochastic structural analysis is presented. The purpose of the
paper is to review some of the di erent methods available for analysing the effects of randomness of models
and data in structural analysis. While most of these [...]

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Qualitative reasoning is an alternative problem-solving technique useful for the conceptual design of structures. Qualitative reasoning represents the relationships between parameters in a model, and a search computation assigns values represented by intervals and relevant points [...]

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Manufacturers of light motorcycles have always sought the use of more and more advanced materials. The application of carbon fiber in motorcycle parts design can bring high strength, stiffness, and low weight in a manner previously unavailable. This article contains selected problems [...]

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Reinforced concrete elements subjected to membrane forces, i.e., elements subjected to in-plane shear and axial stresses are very common for modeling complex structures such as aircraft hangars, nuclear power plants, offshore oil platforms and long-span bridges. While the design of [...]

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Flow-induced loads and Strouhal frequencies of secondary hyperboloid reflector which is located at top of the central tower of a proposed solar power plant are investigated. Initially for validation, flow-induced vibration characteristics of 3-D rectangular cylinder are studied and [...]

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The paper presents a general and straightforward procedure based on the use of the strain energy density for deriving symmetric expressions of the secant and tangent stiffness matrices [...]

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In the face of growing public awareness of environmental issues such as climate change, the pressure to provide efficient and ecological new air transport solutions is higher than ever on the aviation community. To this aim, unconventional aircraft configurations, which are radically [...]

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This work concerns structural and sensitivity analysis of carpentry joints used in historic wooden buildings in south-eastern Poland and western Ukraine. These are primarily sacred buildings and the types of joints characteristic for this region are saddle notch and dovetail joints. [...]

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This paper presents a graphic methodology for the structural analysis of domes and other surfaces of revolution, based on a combined use of funicular and projective geometry. By considering a dome as a network of lines of latitude and longitude, the equilibrium of the network is analyzed [...]