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Patterson, James J.

Works: 4 works in 10 publications in 1 language and 1,349 library holdings
Genres: Fiction 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PS3616.A8773, 813.6
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Publications by James J Patterson
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Most widely held works by James J Patterson
Roughnecks by James J Patterson( Book )
3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 34 libraries worldwide
To his fellow crewmembers on rig number 34 of the Bomac Drilling Company, 27-year-old newcomer Zachary Harper is a mystery. To Marty, the derrick hand, he's a welcome working body. To Freddy, the chainhand, he's just another newcomer like himself trying to break out in the oil patch. To Jesse Lancaster, the driller, he's a "worm"--A risk, taken out of necessity, who just might make it as a roughneck. We join Zachary Harper the day after he has left the East Coast, for reasons yet unknown, and the day before he discovers the stark reality that a clean slate is just that-a cold, empty space where
Bermuda shorts by James J Patterson( Book )
5 editions published in 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 17 libraries worldwide
In clothing, Bermuda shorts are a kind of casual formal wear--and in this collection of essays, Bermuda shorts is the perfect metaphor for James J. Patterson's fundamentally serious but playful literary style. Patterson writes like the love child of Henry Miller and Mary Karr, with all the contradictions that implies--a philosopher who thinks best over a glass of fine wine; an ex-Catholic still haunted by the image of the Crucifiction; an irreverent political satirist whose patriotism flies the flag of another iconoclast, Thomas Paine
Effect of conicity and ply steer on long combination vehicle yaw plane motion by James J Patterson( file )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
The demand for heavy trucking capacity in the United States continues to grow, but the interstate highway infrastructure and the legislation regarding vehicle size and weight have not change for several decades. One possible solution is Long Combination Vehicles (LCV), which can carry more freight using fewer resources than a traditional tractor-trailer. Concerns regarding the safety and lateral stability of LCVs exist, in particular with respect to the tires, which are highly non-linear and load-dependent components. Tires can also exhibit conicity and ply steer, which are residual lateral forces and aligning moments at zero slip angle. This implies a possible lateral motion in straight line driving, raising a concern regarding units of the vehicle leaving the intended lane of travel. A system of differential equations was derived for the triple trailer LCV system. These equations considered the mass and dimensions of the vehicle units, as well as simplified tire stiffness coefficients. The eigenvalues and eigenvectors of the system were determined, allowing a general assessment of the vehicle stability. A forced vibration analysis was then performed, applying the conicity forces and moments as a loading vector, with the lateral displacement at the end of the last trailer as the response of interest. Parametric studies were performed to assess the impact of variations of the force/moment location, the vehicle forward velocity, the vehicle mass, and the tire properties. The lateral displacement was effected by each of these, but the response for the cases examined was small relative to the width of the travel lane
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