large bending of a beam

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Calculated by VFIFE(V-5), vector form intrinsic finite element. V-5 is developed by Center for Bridge Engineering Research, National Central University, Taiwan. The element is a 3D frame element.

computer simulation of the demolition of a structure

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This is created by VFIFE (V-5), a new finite element technique capable of calculation motion and stresses of a structural system. It is developed by Center for Bridge Engineering Research, National Central University, Taiwan

computer simulation of structural collapse

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This is created by VFIFE (V-5, vector form intrinsic finite element) developed recently at National Central University, Taiwan. V-5 is capable of calculating position changes and body deformation simultaneously. It is based on the mechanics concept of Motion Analysis.

computer simulation of block dropped on a slope

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Results of a computer simulation using a mechanics concept called motion analysis proposed by a research group at National Central University, Taiwan.

Using operations research to address aviation security problems

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A news report featuring the research of Professor Sheldon H. Jacobson at the University of Illinois, on applying operations research methodologies to address aviation security problems.

Strong shaking in Los Angeles expected from southern San Andreas earthquake

linked profile(s): KimOlsen, SDSC
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The southernmost San Andreas fault has a high probability of rupturing in a large (greater than magnitude 7.5) earthquake sometime during the next few decades. New simulations show that the chain of sedimentary basins between San Bernardino and downtown Los Angeles form an effective waveguide that channels Love waves along the southern edge of the San Bernardino and San Gabriel Mountains. Earthquake scenarios with northward rupture, in which the guided wave is efficiently excited, produce...
Authors: K. Olsen, K. B., S. m. Day, J. b. Minster, Y. Cui, A. Chourasia, M. Faerman, R. Moore, P. Maechling, And t. Jordan