STOCHASTIC PROBLEMS IN MECHANICS

The following papers were presented at the symposium: 1. General theory - General theory of stochastic processes by Srinivasan, Sk; Probability in optimization by Sankar Sergup, S and Fernando, TDH; A decision-theoretic formulation of design by Siu, WW-C and Lind, NC; Operational approach to the deformation of strucutred media by Axelrad, DR and Basu, S. 2. Dynamic systems - control of dynamical systems in the face of uncertain disturbances by Johnson, CD; Stochastic aspects of dynamic systems by Lin, YK; Application of martingales to optimum filtering and estimation by Prasad, T and Sinba, NK; Satability of weakly stochastic linear systems by ariaratnam, ST and Tam, DSF; An approach to analysis and modelling of earthquake data by Kozin, F and Gran, R. 3. Structural systems - structural system identification by Hart, GC and Torkamari, MAM; reliability of imperfection sensitive structures by Hansen, JS and Roorda, J; Dynamic buckling of structures with random imperfections by Amazigo, JC; Probabilistic treatments of column buckling problems by Augusti, G. 4. Simulation and numerical methods - digital simulation of random processes in engineering mechanics with the aid of FFT technique by Shinozuba, M; Digital simulation of narrow-band random processes by Kuak, YC and Lennox, WC; Spectral analysis of randomly sampled signals by Roberts, JB and Gaster, M; An experimental investigation of the random cutting forces and surface roughness characteristics in a turning operation by Rhakhit, AK, Sankar, TS and Osman, MOM. 5. Fatigue - probabilistic aspects of fatigue by Heller, RA; Stochastic aspects of frequency effects on the fatigue and fracture of bias-ply composite flawed plate specimens by Reibsnider, KL and Henneke, EG (II); An investigation of random fatigue failure of preloaded materials by Huang, TC and Lanz, RW. 6. Hydrology and fluid mechanics -stochastic aspects in hydrology by Matalas, NC; Peak distribution of random wave-current force by Tung, CC; Wave propagation along a random boundary, with application to Kelvin waves by Mysak, LA and Tang, CL; Stochastic prediction of extreme waves and sediment transport in coastal waters, by Yang, CY, Tayfun, MA and Hsiau, GC.

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    • Proceedings of the Symposium on Stochastic Problems in Mechanics, University of Waterloo, September 24-26, 1973.
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    University of Waterloo

    Solid Mechanics Division
    Waterloo, Ontario  Canada  N2L 3G1
  • Authors:
    • Ariaratnam, S
    • Leipholz, H
  • Publication Date: 1974

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  • Accession Number: 00137667
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Study No. 10 Proceeding
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 9 1977 12:00AM