## Proceedings of the ... International Conference on Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering, Volume 15, Part 4American Society of Mechanical Engineers, 1996 - Arctic regions |

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011 The positive definiteness of a quadratic

011 The positive definiteness of a quadratic

**equation**depends upon the symmetric part of the determinant of the coefficients . Thus the general bifurcation criterion is defined as the loss of positive definiteness of the symmetric part ...Page 71

In dimensionless form , the

In dimensionless form , the

**equations**are completely general and applicable to any system of units . ... The two expressions on the right side of**Equation**1 present the functional relationships between S2 and dimensionless ice thickness ...Page 72

Usage efficiency is defined herein as the ratio of usable heat sink to total ambient heat sink , which in terms of

Usage efficiency is defined herein as the ratio of usable heat sink to total ambient heat sink , which in terms of

**Equation**| translates as the leading term on the right side divided by the sum of it and the other term .### What people are saying - Write a review

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### Contents

Jacques Druez Pierre McComber and Jean Laflamme | 1 |

Wave Model Tests for a TLP Modified With IceBreaking Collars | 11 |

Stephanie A Wimmer and Dale G Karr | 23 |

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