B. Nageswara Rao

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A stochastic element-free Galerkin method was developed for reliability analysis of linear-elastic structures with spatially varying random material properties. A random ®eld representing material properties was discretized into a set of random variables with statistical properties obtained from the statistical properties of random ®eld. In conjunction with(More)
A stochastic meshless method is presented for solving boundary-value problems in linear elasticity that involves random material properties. The material property was modelled as a homogeneous random eld. A meshless formulation was developed to predict stochastic structural response. Unlike the nite element method, the meshless method requires no structured(More)
This is the second in a series of two papers generated from a study on probabilistic meshless analysis of cracks. In this paper, a stochastic meshless method is presented for probabilistic fracture-mechanics analysis of linear-elastic cracked structures. The method involves an element-free Galerkin method for calculating fracture response characteristics;(More)
Abstract. We consider the exact controllability of a hybrid system consisting of an elastic beam, clamped at one end and attached at the other end to a rigid antenna. Such a system is governed by one partial differential equation and two ordinary differential equations. Using the HUM method, we prove that the hybrid system is exactly controllable in an(More)
This is the first in a series of two papers generated from a study on probabilistic meshless analysis of cracks. In this paper (Part I), a Galerkin-based meshless method is presented for predicting first-order derivatives of stress-intensity factors with respect to the crack size in a linear-elastic structure containing a single crack. The method involves(More)