Analysis Of Step Stress Models

Author: Debasis Kundu
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 0081012403
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Analysis of Step-Stress Models: Existing Results and Some Recent Developments describes, in detail, the step-stress models and related topics that have received significant attention in the last few years. Although two books, Bagdonavicius and Nikulin (2001) and Nelson (1990), on general accelerated life testing models are available, no specific book is available on step-stress models. Due to the importance of this particular topic, Balakrishnan (2009) provided an excellent review for exponential step-stress models. The scope of this book is much more, providing the inferential issues for different probability models, both from the frequentist and Bayesian points-of-view. Explains the different distributions of the Cumulative Exposure Mode Covers many different models used for step-stress analysis Discusses Step-stress life testing under the competing or complementary risk model

Mathematics Applied To Engineering

Author: Mangey Ram
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 0128104368
Size: 64.42 MB
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Mathematics Applied to Engineering presents a comprehensive range of mathematics applied in various fields of engineering. A wide array of applied mathematical techniques for an equally wide range of engineering applications are discussed in each chapter, such as those practiced in civil engineering, extensively in physics, the use of the finite element method and differential equations in mechanical engineering, applications of numerical simulation, combinatorics, genetic algorithms in computer science engineering, the use of fuzzy theory in electronics, and more. Covers many mathematical techniques for robotics, computer science, mechanical engineering, HCI and machinability Describes different algorithms, such as the genetic algorithm Explains different modeling techniques and simulations

Developments In Mechanics Of Structures Materials

Author: Andrew J. Deeks
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9789058096593
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This volume contains the peer-reviewed papers accepted for presentation at the 18th Australasian Conference on the Mechanics of Structures and Materials held in Perth, 2004. Papers contained describe significant advances in a large number of diverse areas, indicating the range of applications of the basic principles and techniques of mechanics from traditional areas such as steel and concrete structures, through to modern areas such as structural health monitoring and structural rehabilitation using carbon fibre composites. With topics ranging from foundation piles to shaken baby syndrome, this volume reports the results of countless thousands of hours of research and millions of dollars of research funding.

Recent Developments In Durability Analysis Of Composite Systems

Author: H. Dardon
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9789058091031
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The papers from these proceedings address experimental and analytical methods for the characterization and analysis of modern composite and adhesive systems. They have been produced to provide understanding that can be used to design safe, reliable engineering components.

Advances In Configural Frequency Analysis

Author: Alexander von Eye
Publisher: Guilford Press
ISBN: 1606237195
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Using real-world data examples, this authoritative book shows how to use the latest configural frequency analysis (CFA) techniques to analyze categorical data. Some of the techniques are presented here for the first time. In contrast to such methods as log-linear modeling, which focus on relationships among variables, CFA allows researchers to evaluate differences and change at the level of individual cells in a table. Illustrated are ways to identify and test for cell configurations that are either consistent with or contrary to hypothesized patterns (the types and antitypes of CFA); control for potential covariates that might influence observed results; develop innovative prediction models; address questions of moderation and mediation; and analyze intensive longitudinal data. The book also describes free software applications for executing CFA. This book will be invaluable to researchers and graduate students in psychology, education, management, public health, sociology, and other social, behavioral, and health science disciplines. It will also serve as a supplemental text in graduate-level courses on categorical data analysis, longitudinal analysis, and person-oriented research.

Stress Field Of The Earth S Crust

Author: Arno Zang
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781402084447
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Stress Field of the Earth’s Crust is based on lecture notes prepared for a course offered to graduate students in the Earth sciences and engineering at University of Potsdam. In my opinion, it will undoubtedly also become a standard reference book on the desk of most scientists working with rocks, such as geophysicists, structural geologists, rock mechanics experts, as well as geotechnical and petroleum en- neers. That is because this book is concerned with what is probably the most pe- liar characteristic of rock – its initial stress condition. Rock is always under a natural state of stress, primarily a result of the gravitational and tectonic forces to which it is subjected. Crustal stresses can vary regionally and locally and can reach in places considerable magnitudes, leading to natural or man-made mechanical failure. P- existing stress distinguishes rock from most other materials and is at the core of the discipline of “Rock Mechanics”, which has been developed over the last century. Knowledge of rock stress is fundamental to understanding faulting mechanisms and earthquake triggering, to designing stable underground caverns and prod- tive oil fields, and to improving mining methods and geothermal energy extraction, among others. Several books have been written on the subject, but none has atte- ted to be as all-encompassing as the one by Zang and Stephansson.

Advances In Damage Mechanics

Author: G. Z. Voyiadjis
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 9780080436012
Size: 66.84 MB
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This book provides in a single and unified volume a clear and thorough presentation of the recent advances in continuum damage mechanics for metals and metal matrix composites. Emphasis is placed on the theoretical formulation of the different constitutive models in this area, but sections are added to demonstrate the applications of the theory. In addition, some sections contain new material that has not appeared before in the literature. The book is divided into three major parts: Part I deals with the scalar formulation and is limited to the analysis of isotropic damage in materials; Parts II and III deal with the tensor formulation and is applied to general states of deformation and damage. The material appearing in this text is limited to plastic deformation and damage in ductile materials (e.g. metals and metal matrix composites) but excludes many of the recent advances made in creep, brittle fracture, and temperature effects since the authors feel that these topics require a separate volume for this presentation. Furthermore, the applications presented in this book are the simplest possible ones and are mainly based on the uniaxial tension test.