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Rong, Jie; Ding, Yuanyuan; Valasek, J.; Painter, John H. (IEEE, October 5, 2003)[more][less]
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painter_oct2003.pdf (440.8Kb) 
Bowen, Ray M. (Plenum Press, 1989)[more][less]
Abstract: This textbook is intended to introduce engineering graduate students to the essentials of modern Continuum Mechanics. The objective of an introductory course is to establish certain classical continuum models within a modern framework. Engineering students need a firm understanding of classical models such as the linear viscous fluids (NavierStokes theory) and infinitesimal elasticity. This understanding should include an appreciation for the status of the classical theories as special cases of general nonlinear continuum models. The relationship of the classical theories to nonlinear models is essential in light of the increasing reliance, by engineering designers and researchers, on prepackaged computer codes. These codes are based upon models which have a specific and limited range of validity. Given the danger associated with the use of these computer codes in circumstances where the model is not valid, engineers have a need for an in depth understanding of continuum mechanics and the continuum models which can be formulated by use of continuum mechanics techniques. Classical continuum models and others involve a utilization of the balance equations of continuum mechanics, the second law of thermodynamics, the principles of material frameindifference and material symmetry. In addition, they involve linearizations of various types. In this text, an effort is made to explain carefully how the governing principles, linearizations and other approximations combine to yield classical continuum models. A fundamental understanding of these models evolve is most helpful when one attempts to study models which account for a wider array of physical phenomena. This book is organized in five chapters and two appendices. The first appendix contains virtually all of the mathematical background necessary to understand the text. The second appendix contains specialized results concerning representation theorems. Because many new engineering graduate students experience difficulties with the mathematical level of a modern continuum mechanics course, this text begins with a one dimensional overview. Classroom experience with this material has shown that such an overview is helpful to many students. Of course, more advanced students can proceed directly to the Chapter II. Chapter II is concerned with the kinematics of motion of a general continuum. Chapter III contains a discussion of the governing equations of balance and the entropy inequality for a continuum. The main portion of the text is contained in Chapter IV. This long chapter contains the complete formulation of various general continuum models. These formulations begin with general statements of constitutive equations followed by a systematic examination of these constitutive equations in light of the restrictions implied by the second law of thermodynamics, material frameindifference and material symmetry. Chapter IV ends with an examination of the formal approximations necessary to specialize to the classical models mentioned above. So as to illustrate further applications of continuum mechanics, the final chapter contains an introductory discussion of materials with internal state variables. The book is essentially self contained and should be suitable for self study. It contains approximately two hundred and eighty exercises and one hundred and seventy references. The references at the end of each chapter are divided into References and General References. The References are citations which relate directly to the material covered in the proceeding chapter. The General References represent additional reading material which relate in a general way to the material in the chapter. This text book evolved over an extended period of time. For a number of years, early versions of the manuscript were used at Rice University. I am indebted for the assistance my many students gave me as the lecture notes evolved into a draft manuscript. The final manuscript has been utilized at the University of Kentucky by my colleague, Professor Donald C. Leigh, in an introductory graduate course. I am indebted to him for his many comments and suggestions.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1969.1/2501 Files in this item: 1

Bowen, Ray M.; Wang, C. C. (Plenum Press, 1976)[more][less]
Abstract: This work represents our effort to present the basic concepts of vector and tensor analysis. Volume I begins with a brief discussion of algebraic structures followed by a rather detailed discussion of the algebra of vectors and tensors. Volume II begins with a discussion of Euclidean Manifolds which leads to a development of the analytical and geometrical aspects of vector and tensor fields. a discussion of general differentiable manifolds. We have not included a discussion of general differentiable manifolds. However, we have included a chapter on vector and tensor fields defined on Hypersurfaces in a Euclidean Manifold. In preparing this two volume work our intention is to present to Engineering and Science students a modern introduction to vectors and tensors. Traditional courses on applied mathematics have emphasized problem solving techniques rather than the systematic development of concepts. As a result, it is possible for such courses to become terminal mathematics courses rather than courses which equip the student to develop his or her understanding further. As Engineering students our courses on vectors and tensors were taught in the traditional way. We learned to identify vectors and tensors by formal transformation rules rather than by their common mathematical structure. The subject seemed to consist of nothing but a collection of mathematical manipulations of long equations decorated by a multitude of subscripts and superscripts. Prior to our applying vector and tensor analysis to our research area of modern continuum mechanics, we almost had to relearn the subject. Therefore, one of our objectives in writing this book is to make available a modern introductory textbook suitable for the first indepth exposure to vectors and tensors. Because of our interest in applications, it is our hope that this book will aid students in their efforts to use vectors and tensors in applied areas. The presentation of the basic mathematical concepts is, we hope, as clear and brief as possible without being overly abstract. Since we have written an introductory text, no attempt has been made to include every possible topic. The topics we have included tend to reflect our personal bias. We make no claim that there are not other introductory topics which could have been included. Basically the text was designed in order that each volume could be used in a onesemester course. We feel Volume I is suitable for an introductory linear algebra course of one semester. Given this course, or an equivalent, Volume II is suitable for a one semester course on vector and tensor analysis. Many exercises are included in each volume. However, it is likely that teachers will wish to generate additional exercises. Several times during the preparation of this book we taught a one semester course to students with a very limited background in linear algebra and no background in tensor analysis. Typically these students were majoring in Engineering or one of the Physical Sciences. However, we occasionally had students from the Social Sciences. For this one semester course, we covered the material in Chapters 0, 3, 4, 5, 7 and 8 from Volume I and selected topics from Chapters 9, 10, and 11 from Volume 2. As to level, our classes have contained juniors, seniors and graduate students. These students seemed to experience no unusual difficulty with the material. It is a pleasure to acknowledge our indebtedness to our students for their help and forbearance. Also, we wish to thank the U. S. National Science Foundation for its support during the preparation of this work. We especially wish to express our appreciation for the patience and understanding of our wives and children during the extended period this work was in preparation.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1969.1/2502 Files in this item: 1
IntroductionToVectorsAndTensorsVol1.pdf (1.243Mb) 
Bowen, Ray M.; Wang, C.C. (June 20, 2006)[more][less]
Abstract: This is the second volume of a twovolume work on vectors and tensors. Volume 1 is concerned with the algebra of vectors and tensors, while this volume is concerned with the geometrical aspects of vectors and tensors. This volume begins with a discussion of Euclidean manifolds. The principal mathematical entity considered in this volume is a field, which is defined on a domain in a Euclidean manifold. The values of the field may be vectors or tensors. We investigate results due to the distribution of the vector or tensor values of the field on its domain. While we do not discuss general differentiable manifolds, we do include a chapter on vector and tensor fields defined on hypersurfaces in a Euclidean manifold.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1969.1/3609 Files in this item: 1
IntroductionToVectorsAndTensorsVol2.pdf (1.189Mb) 
Sherman, Bernard; Singh, Vijay P. (American Geophysical Union, June 1982)[more][less]
Abstract: The kinematic model for surface irrigation, reported previously by Sherman and Singh (1978), is extended. Depending upon the duration of irrigation and time variability of infiltration, three cases are distinguished. Explicit solutions are obtained when infiltration is constant. When infiltration is varying in time, a numerical procedure is developed which is stable and has fast convergence. A rigorous theoretical justification is developed for computation of the depth of water at and the time history of the front wall of water advancing down an infiltrating plane or channel. A derivation is given of the continuity and momentum equations when there is lateral inflow and infiltration into the channel bed.
Description: An edited version of this paper was published by AGU. Copyright 1982 American Geophysical Union.
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WR018i003p00659.pdf (611.7Kb) 
Singh, Vijay P.; Ram, Rama S. (American Geophysical Union, December 1983)[more][less]
Abstract: A kinematic model for surface irrigation is verified by experimental data obtained for 31 borders. These borders are of varied characteristics. Calculated values of advance times, water surface profiles when water reaches the end of the border, and recession times are compared with their observations. The prediction error in most cases remains below 20% for the advance time and below 15% for the recession time. The water surface profiles computed by the model agree with observed profiles reasonably well. For the data analyzed here the kinematic wave model is found to be sufficiently accurate for modeling the entire irrigation cycle except for the vertical recession.
Description: An edited version of this paper was published by AGU. Copyright 1983 American Geophysical Union.
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WR019i006p01599.pdf (1.008Mb) 
Kinematic wave model for transient bed profiles in alluvial channels under nonequilibrium conditionsTayfur, Gokmen; Singh, Vijay P. (American Geophysical Union, December 27, 2007)[more][less]
Abstract: Transient bed profiles in alluvial channels are generally modeled using diffusion (or dynamic) waves and assuming equilibrium between detachment and deposition rates. Equilibrium sediment transport can be considerably affected by an excess (or deficiency) of sediment supply due to mostly flows during flash floods or floods resulting from dam break or dike failure. In such situations the sediment transport process occurs under nonequilibrium conditions, and extensive changes in alluvial river morphology can take place over a relatively short period of time. Therefore the study and prediction of these changes are important for sustainable development and use of river water. This study hence developed a mathematical model based on the kinematic wave theory to model transient bed profiles in alluvial channels under nonequilibrium conditions. The kinematic wave theory employs a functional relation between sediment transport rate and concentration, the shearstress approach for flow transport capacity, and a relation between flow velocity and depth. The model satisfactorily simulated transient bed forms observed in laboratory experiments.
Description: An edited version of this paper was published by AGU. Copyright 2007 American Geophysical Union.
URI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1029/2006WR005681 Files in this item: 1
2006WR005681.pdf (457.7Kb) 
Bendz, David; Singh, Vijay P.; Rosqvist, H?�kan; Bengtsson, Lars (American Geophysical Union, November 1998)[more][less]
Abstract: The movement of water in a large (3.5 m3) undisturbed sample of 22yearold municipal solid waste has been modeled using a kinematic wave approximation for unsaturated infiltration and internal drainage. The model employs a twoparameter power expression as macroscopic flux law. The model parameters were determined and interpreted in terms of the internal geometry of the waste medium by fitting the model to one set of infiltration and drainage data. The model was validated using another set of data from a sequence of water input events. The results of the validation show that the model performs satisfactorily, but further development of the model to incorporate spatial variability would increase its capability.
Description: An edited version of this paper was published by AGU. Copyright 1998 American Geophysical Union.
URI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1029/98WR01109 Files in this item: 1
98WR01109.pdf (736.6Kb) 
Tayfur, Gokmen; Singh, Vijay P. (American Geophysical Union, June 21, 2006)[more][less]
Abstract: A mathematical model, based on the kinematic wave (KW) theory, is developed for describing the evolution and movement of bed profiles in alluvial channels. The model employs a functional relation between sediment transport rate and concentration, a relation between flow velocity and depth and Velikanov's formula relating suspended sediment concentration to flow variables. Laboratory flume and field data are used to test the model. Transient bed profiles in alluvial channels are also simulated for several hypothetical cases involving different water flow and sediment concentration characteristics. The model‐simulated bed profiles are found to be in good agreement with what is observed in the laboratory, and they seem theoretically reasonable for hypothetical cases. The model results reveal that the mean particle velocity and maximum concentration (maximum bed form elevation) strongly affect transient bed profiles.
Description: An edited version of this paper was published by AGU. Copyright 2006 American Geophysical Union.
URI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1029/2005WR004089 Files in this item: 1
2005WR004089.pdf (1.253Mb) 
Painter, John H. (IEEE, March 17, 1992)[more][less]
Abstract: Knowledgebased control is defined here as the management of dynamic systems whose states admit qualitative modeling. Contributions from several disparate disciplines, such as artificial intelligence, the decision sciences, and fuzzy control, are examined. An aeronautical application is used to illuminate the concepts examined. Two levels of architecture are presented for implementing qualitative decision and control for an aircraft. A geometric rather than algebraic approach is taken to the knowledgebased control problem.
Description: ©1992 IEEE. Personal use of this material is permitted. However, permission to reprint/republish this material for advertising or promotional purposes or for creating new collective works for resale or redistribution to servers or lists, or to reuse any copyrighted component of this work in other works must be obtained from the IEEE.
URI: 10.1109/CACSD.1992.274439 Files in this item: 1
painter_mar1992.pdf (884.6Kb) 
Painter, John H.; Lin, S.K.; Glass, E. (IEEE, August 24, 1988)[more][less]
Abstract: The authors examine the application of knowledgebased symbolic control to the management of execution and configuration of a complex numerical control system. Symbolic processing is used to implement inference of system state and internal communication for inference and control. The flavor system provides an objectoriented programming environment in which the inference engine and knowledge base for the symbolic controller are realized. System communication is accomplished by asynchronous message passing using a mailbox facility. The particular target application considered is a softwareintensive radio, which is envisioned as being digitally implemented. Symbolic processing is used to internally control the radio down to the module level. Testing is via computer emulation (Monte Carlo).
Description: ©1988 IEEE. Personal use of this material is permitted. However, permission to reprint/republish this material for advertising or promotional purposes or for creating new collective works for resale or redistribution to servers or lists, or to reuse any copyrighted component of this work in other works must be obtained from the IEEE.
URI: 10.1109/ISIC.1988.65435 Files in this item: 1
painter_aug1988.pdf (605.8Kb) 
Bowen, Ray M. (January 22, 2014)[more][less]
Abstract: Chap. 1: Elementary Matrix Theory; Chap. 2: Vector Spaces; Chap. 3: Linear Transformations; Chap. 4: Vector Spaces with Inner Product; Chap. 5: Eigenvalue Problems; Chap. 6: Additional Topics Relating to Eigenvalue Problems
Description: It is common for Departments of Mathematics to offer a juniorsenior level course on Linear Algebra. This book represents one possible course. It evolved from my teaching a junior level course at Texas A&M University during the several years I taught after I served as President. I am deeply grateful to the A&M Department of Mathematics for allowing this Mechanical Engineer to teach their students. This book is influenced by my earlier textbook with C.C Wang, Introductions to Vectors and Tensors, Linear and Multilinear Algebra. This book is more elementary and is more applied than the earlier book. However, my impression is that this book presents linear algebra in a form that is somewhat more advanced than one finds in contemporary undergraduate linear algebra courses. In any case, my classroom experience with this book is that it was well received by most students. As usual with the development of a textbook, the students that endured its evolution are due a statement of gratitude for their help.
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LecturesOnAppliedMathLinearAlgebra.pdf (2.976Mb) 
Bowen, Ray M. (March 24, 2015)[more][less]
Description: This book is designed to be a continuation of the textbook, Lectures on Applied Mathematics Part I: Linear Algebra which can also be downloaded at http://rbowen.tamu.edu. This textbook evolved from my teaching an undergraduate Numerical Analysis course to Mechanical Engineering students at Texas A&M University. That course was one of the courses I was allowed to teach after my several years out of the classroom. It tries to utilize rigorous concepts in Linear Algebra in combination with the powerful computational tools of MATLAB to provide undergraduate students practical numerical analysis tools. It makes extensive use of MATLAB's graphics capabilities and, to a limited extent, its ability to animate the solutions of ordinary differential equations. It is not a textbook that tries to be comprehensive as a source of MATLAB information. It does contain a large number of links to MATLAB's extensive online resources. This information has been invaluable to me as this work was developed. The version of MATLAB used in the preparation of this textbook is MATLAB 2014b. This version implements a new graphics system. As a result, when earlier versions are utilized with this textbook, small changes in the script may be required to cause the script in the textbook to execute.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1969.1/153759 Files in this item: 1

Painter, John H.; Tachita, R.; Ikeda, K.; Teranishi, A.; Noe, P.S. (IEEE, November 29, 1988)[more][less]
Abstract: An investigation was conducted on compact, multichannel GPS (global positioning system) receivers. The code generator and correlation equipment were simplified, attempting to avoid downgrading the properties possessed by multichannel receivers as much as possible, and the errorincreasing factors caused by such modification were examined. As a means of simplifying the receiver hardware, phases with a unit of 1/8 chip were established in the code generator. Each channel was provided with a circuit for determining correlation, and the phase differences of the carrier and the code were measured by time division. It was confirmed that sufficient accuracy of measurement can be obtained even if such simplification is carried out.
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URI: 10.1109/PLANS.1988.195518 Files in this item: 1
painter_nov1988.pdf (433.5Kb) 
San Andres, Luis ( 2010)[more][less]
Abstract: The basic laws of friction. Fluid Film Bearings. Basic Operational Principles. Hydrodynamic and Hydrostatic Bearing Configurations. Example of rotordynamic study. Performance objectives.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1969.1/93198 Files in this item: 3
Notes00 Introduction.pdf (418.7Kb)(more files) 
San Andres, Luis ( 2008)[more][less]
Abstract: Introduction to motion in mechanical systems. Definition of design, analysis, and testing. Steps in Modeling. Continuous and lumped parameter systems. Second Order Systems and differential equations of motion. Definitions of Free and Forced Responses. The purpose of analysis and the relevant issues to resolve.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1969.1/93267 Files in this item: 1
Intro_2008.pdf (33.82Kb) 
San Andres, Luis ( 2009)[more][less]
Abstract: The fundamental assumption in Lubrication Theory. Derivation of thin film flow equations from NavierStokes equations. Importance of fluid inertia effects in thin film flows. Some fluid physical properties
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1969.1/93199 Files in this item: 1
Notes01 Fundaments Lub Theory.pdf (264.3Kb) 
San Andres, Luis ( 2008)[more][less]
Abstract: Fundamental elements in mechanical systems: inertias, stiffness and damping elements. Equivalent spring coefficients and associated potential energy. Equivalent mass or inertia coefficients and associated kinetic energy. Equations of motion of a rigid body in a plane. Equivalent damping coefficients and associated dissipation energy. Types of damping models (linear or viscous and nonlinear).
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1969.1/93268 Files in this item: 6
handout1_2008.pdf (357.3Kb)(more files) 
San Andres, Luis ( 2009)[more][less]
Abstract: Derivation of Reynolds equation for laminar flow bearings. Boundary conditions and types of liquid cavitation.
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Notes02 Classical Lub Theory.pdf (72.20Kb)(more files) 
San Andres, Luis ( 2008)[more][less]
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handout2a_2008.pdf (440.0Kb)(more files)