• Bifurcation analysis and damage detection in mechanical structures 

    Alshalal, Iqbal (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2018)
    Bifurcation and damage are two phenomena prompting any structure to unpredicted failure. Their early detection is crucial to maintaining structural health and integrity. In this work, we investigate two topics in bifurcation ...
  • Damping and stiffening forces of a squeeze-film between two plates 

    Chen, Shangyi (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2016)
    Silicon microstructures, especially sensors and actuators, are characterized by squeeze film between the moving elements and the fixed substrates. The effect of the squeeze film has been represented by the damping effect ...