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Research Tools: Scientific Writing Tools For Writing Literature Review And A Paper, Nader Ale Ebrahim 2016 Department of Engineering Design and Manufacture, Faculty of Engineering, University of Malaya

Research Tools: Scientific Writing Tools For Writing Literature Review And A Paper, Nader Ale Ebrahim

Nader Ale Ebrahim

Research Tools” can be defined as vehicles that broadly facilitate research and related activities. Scientific tools enable researchers to collect, organize, analyze, visualize and publicized research  outputs. Dr. Nader has collected over 700 tools that enable students to follow the correct path in research and to ultimately produce high-quality research outputs with more accuracy and efficiency. It is assembled as an interactive Web-based mind map, titled “Research Tools”, which is updated periodically.  “Research Tools” consists of a hierarchical set of nodes. It has four main nodes: (1) Searching the literature, (2) Writing a paper, (3) Targeting suitable journals, and (4 ...


Research Tools: Literature Search And Scientific Source Comparison, Nader Ale Ebrahim 2016 Department of Engineering Design and Manufacture, Faculty of Engineering, University of Malaya

Research Tools: Literature Search And Scientific Source Comparison, Nader Ale Ebrahim

Nader Ale Ebrahim

Research Tools” can be defined as vehicles that broadly facilitate research and related activities. Scientific tools enable researchers to collect, organize, analyze, visualize and publicized research  outputs. Dr. Nader has collected over 700 tools that enable students to follow the correct path in research and to ultimately produce high-quality research outputs with more accuracy and efficiency. It is assembled as an interactive Web-based mind map, titled “Research Tools”, which is updated periodically.  “Research Tools” consists of a hierarchical set of nodes. It has four main nodes: (1) Searching the literature, (2) Writing a paper, (3) Targeting suitable journals, and (4 ...


Cours Enzymologie Fondamentale Et Appliquée (Niveau Master 1), Mamoudou H. DICKO, Prof. 2016

Cours Enzymologie Fondamentale Et Appliquée (Niveau Master 1), Mamoudou H. Dicko, Prof.

Pr. Mamoudou H. DICKO, PhD

L'objectif principal de ce cours est de rappeler et donner aux étudiants les connaissances indispensables en enzymologie appliquée, à savoir :
- connaître la structure des enzymes, les méthodes d’extraction, de purification, de dosage et de caractérisation (électrophorèse, zymographie, etc.) des enzymes ;
- comprendre les principes fondamentaux de la cinétique chimique et la cinétique enzymatique y compris le rôle des inhibiteurs et autres effecteurs;
- comprendre les méthodes d’immobilisation des enzymes et leurs conséquences positives ou négatives dans la biocatalyse enzymatique;
- comprendre les différends domaines d’utilisation des enzymes en biochimie analytique, bio-industries, industrie agro-alimentaires, analyses bio-médicales, en diagnostic, etc.


Journal Selection Procedure: Select The Best Journal To Ensure The Highest Citation, Nader Ale Ebrahim 2016

Journal Selection Procedure: Select The Best Journal To Ensure The Highest Citation, Nader Ale Ebrahim

Nader Ale Ebrahim

Publication in a peer-reviewed journal is the obvious goal of most researchers to reach others in the field, advancing knowledge and encouraging communication between groups with similar research interest. One of the most important—and possibly the least well understood—aspects of the publication process is the choice of a suitable journal that is likely to improve your research visibility and impact. For instance, publishing your article in an Open Access journal means that more people are likely to see it, simply because more people will be able to access it. So, the greater visibility achieved with OA may allow ...


Improving The Player's Recruiting Process By Using Scenario Based Analysis Methodology, Dotan I. Shvorin, Kevin M. Taaffe 2016 Clemson University

Improving The Player's Recruiting Process By Using Scenario Based Analysis Methodology, Dotan I. Shvorin, Kevin M. Taaffe

Dotan Shvorin

High performance physical characteristics can be found today in most of the potential recruits for any given athletic program. It has become increasingly difficult to select the right candidate based solely on physical or mental characteristics. There is growing need for a recruiter to evaluate the decision-making (DM) capability of a player in order to differentiate between predicted levels of performance. The scenario based analysis (SBA) methodology is a unique approach to evaluating such decision-making capabilities while enabling any recruiting process to customize the potential candidate evaluation, based on its specific program needs. The proposed methodology provides a platform for ...


Improving Risk Assessment Communication, Mark A. Gallagher, Douglas A. Boerman, Cameron A. MacKenzie, David M. Blum 2016 Iowa State University

Improving Risk Assessment Communication, Mark A. Gallagher, Douglas A. Boerman, Cameron A. Mackenzie, David M. Blum

Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering Publications

Assessors often diminish communicating risk to show a single category or color without providing a full context of the evaluation, basis, and assumptions behind the risk assessment. We attempt to remedy that by presenting an approach to communicate risk assessments more completely with a clearer understanding of these issues. First, we specify assessor should present necessary information as part of a standard risk assessment statement. This information is discussed in four groups: 1) the activity or a collection of activities being assessed, 2) the context of the assessment (who made it, when, with what scope, and how rigorously), 3) setting ...


On Convergence Analysis Of Dual Proximal-Gradient Methods With Approximate Gradient For A Class Of Nonsmooth Convex Minimization Problems, Sanming Liu, Zhijie Wang, Chongyang Liu 2015 Shandong Institute of Business and Technology

On Convergence Analysis Of Dual Proximal-Gradient Methods With Approximate Gradient For A Class Of Nonsmooth Convex Minimization Problems, Sanming Liu, Zhijie Wang, Chongyang Liu

Chongyang Liu

In this paper, we consider the problem of minimizing a nonsmooth convex objective which is the sum of a proper, nonsmooth, closed, strongly convex extend real-valued function with a proper, nonsmooth, closed, convex extend real-valued function.


Nonlinear 3d Finite Element Modeling For Structural Failure Analysis Of Concrete Sleepers/Bearers At An Urban Turnout Diamond, Minh Vu, Sakdirat Kaewunruen, Mario Attard 2015 University of New South Wales

Nonlinear 3d Finite Element Modeling For Structural Failure Analysis Of Concrete Sleepers/Bearers At An Urban Turnout Diamond, Minh Vu, Sakdirat Kaewunruen, Mario Attard

Sakdirat Kaewunruen

Railway urban turnout is a special track system used to divert a train from a particular direction or a particular track onto other directions or other tracks. It is a structural grillage system that consists of steel rails, points (or called “switches”), crossings, steel plates, rubber pads, insulators, fasteners, screw spikes, beam bearers (either tim- ber, polymer, steel, or concrete), ballast and formation. There are two types of turnouts, a conventional turnout and a tangential turnout. Standard conventional turnouts are designed typically for straight main line track. The combination of switch length, heel angle, and cross rate defines the turnout ...


Bi Objective P-Hub Median Location In Public Administration Considering Economies Of Scales, ali tofighian 2015 Selected Works

Bi Objective P-Hub Median Location In Public Administration Considering Economies Of Scales, Ali Tofighian

ali asghar tofighian

This paper addresses hub location systems with regard to financial issues, in view point of constructors and customers. It challenges classic assumptions of hub location problem and develops three mathematical models which satisfy more realistic assumption. These models are based on three possible policies: 1) constructors (government) want to establish a new system to facilitate public transportation. In this case gaining financial benefits is not high prior 2) constructors want to participate in an economically feasible project and achieve breakeven point within very first period (year) and 3) constructors want to participate in an economically feasible project and gain breakeven ...


Perspectives For Low-Carbon Electricity Production Until 2030: Lessons Learned From The Comparison Of Local Contexts In Poland And Portugal, Wojciech Budzianowski, Joao Gomes 2015 Wroclaw University of Technology

Perspectives For Low-Carbon Electricity Production Until 2030: Lessons Learned From The Comparison Of Local Contexts In Poland And Portugal, Wojciech Budzianowski, Joao Gomes

Wojciech Budzianowski

This paper compares perspectives for low-carbon electricity production in two EU member states - Poland and Portugal until 2030. Electricity production capacities, carbon emissions of electricity production, and production cost of electricity (COE) of Poland and Portugal are analyzed. The dilemmas of investments into low-carbon electricity production technologies relying on: (i) renewable energy sources (RES), (ii) nuclear fuel, and (iii) fossil fuels integrated with carbon capture and sequestration (CCS) are discussed. Roadmap 2050 recommends about 40% decarbonization of electricity generation by 2030 and 100% by 2050. Based on electricity production mix forecast for 2030 carbon emissions of electricity are estimated at ...


Supporting Shrinkage: Better Planning And Decision-Making For Shrinking Cities, Justin Hollander, Michael Johnson, Eliza Whiteman 2015 Tufts University

Supporting Shrinkage: Better Planning And Decision-Making For Shrinking Cities, Justin Hollander, Michael Johnson, Eliza Whiteman

Michael P. Johnson

The goal of this book is to describe and analyze a powerful new tool to help shrinking cities: analytics, in particular, decision models. The poster child for decline, Detroit, Michigan, has been subject to much media and scholarly attention in recent years with its ongoing depopulation and recent bankruptcy filing. In a New York Times story on the city’s new mayor, the reporter asked the question: “Do services and infrastructure designed for all of this city’s 139 square miles still make sense with a population of 700,000 and stretches of blocks where only a few houses remain ...


System-Wide Prediction Of General, All-Cause, Preventable Hospital Readmissions, Ken Musselman, Brandon Pope, Steve Witz, Zhiyi Tian, Lingsong Zhang, Linda Leon, Ann Davis 2015 Purdue University

System-Wide Prediction Of General, All-Cause, Preventable Hospital Readmissions, Ken Musselman, Brandon Pope, Steve Witz, Zhiyi Tian, Lingsong Zhang, Linda Leon, Ann Davis

RCHE Publications

Existing studies of hospital readmissions typically focus on specific diagnoses, age groups, discharge dispositions, payer classes, or hospitals, and often use small samples. It is not clear how predictive models generated from such studies generalize across diseases, hospitals, or time periods. In this study, a logistic regression model of readmission risk within 30 days based on hospital administrative data was constructed and validated across hospitals and time periods. The hospitals included both general and specialty hospitals such as long-term care, women’s, and children’s hospitals. The administrative data included information on patient’s demographics, diagnoses, procedures, and discharge disposition ...


Pre-Mission Input Requirements To Enable Successful Sample Collection By A Remote Field/Eva Team, Barbara A. Cohen, Darlene S. S. Lim, Kelsey E. Young, Anna Brunner, Richard C. Elphic, Audrey Horne, Mary C. Kerrigan, Gordon O. Osinski, John R. Skok, Steven W. Squyres, David Saint-Jacques, Jennifer L. Heldmann 2015 NASA Marshall Space Flight Center

Pre-Mission Input Requirements To Enable Successful Sample Collection By A Remote Field/Eva Team, Barbara A. Cohen, Darlene S. S. Lim, Kelsey E. Young, Anna Brunner, Richard C. Elphic, Audrey Horne, Mary C. Kerrigan, Gordon O. Osinski, John R. Skok, Steven W. Squyres, David Saint-Jacques, Jennifer L. Heldmann

Journal of Human Performance in Extreme Environments

We used a field excursion to the West Clearwater Lake Impact structure as an opportunity to test factors that contribute to the decisions a remote field team (for example, astronauts conducting extravehicular activities (EVA) on planetary surfaces) makes while collecting samples for return to Earth. We found that detailed background on the analytical purpose of the samples, provided to the field team, enables them to identify and collect samples that meet specific analytical objectives. However, such samples are not always identifiable during field reconnaissance activities, and may only be recognized after outcrop characterization and interpretation by crew and/or science ...


Publications E-Mail Marketing Procedure: Strategies To Enhance Research Visibility, Impact & Citations, Nader Ale Ebrahim 2015

Publications E-Mail Marketing Procedure: Strategies To Enhance Research Visibility, Impact & Citations, Nader Ale Ebrahim

Nader Ale Ebrahim

Publishing a high quality paper in scientific journals is only halfway towards receiving citation in the future. The rest of the journey is dependent on disseminating the publications via proper utilization of the “Research Tools”. Proper tools such as “E-mail marketing” allow the researchers to increase the research impact and citations for their publications. This workshop will provide various techniques to increase the visibility and enhance the impact of researcher’s output by employing the publications E-mail marketing procedure.


Developing And Testing An Anguilliform Robot Swimming With Theoretically High Hydrodynamic Efficiency, John B. Potts III 2015 University of New Orleans

Developing And Testing An Anguilliform Robot Swimming With Theoretically High Hydrodynamic Efficiency, John B. Potts Iii

University of New Orleans Theses and Dissertations

An anguilliform swimming robot replicating an idealized motion is a complex marine vehicle necessitating both a theoretical and experimental analysis to completely understand its propulsion characteristics. The ideal anguilliform motion within is theorized to produce ``wakeless'' swimming (Vorus, 2011), a reactive swimming technique that produces thrust by accelerations of the added mass in the vicinity of the body. The net circulation for the unsteady motion is theorized to be eliminated.

The robot was designed to replicate the desired, theoretical motion by applying control theory methods. Independent joint control was used due to hardware limitations. The fluid velocity vectors in the ...


Electromechanics Of An Ocean Current Turbine, VASILEIOS TZELEPIS 2015 University of New Orleans

Electromechanics Of An Ocean Current Turbine, Vasileios Tzelepis

University of New Orleans Theses and Dissertations

The development of a numeric simulation for predicting the performance of an Ocean Current Energy Conversion System is presented in this thesis along with a control system development using a PID controller for the achievement of specified rotational velocity set-points. In the beginning, this numeric model is implemented in MATLAB/Simulink® and it is used to predict the performance of a three phase squirrel single-cage type induction motor/generator in two different cases. The first case is a small 3 meter rotor diameter, 20 kW ocean current turbine with fixed pitch blades, and the second case a 20 meter, 720 ...


Design Of A Solar Tracking System For Improving Solar Photovoltaic Efficiency, Dr. Adel A. Elbaset 2015

Design Of A Solar Tracking System For Improving Solar Photovoltaic Efficiency, Dr. Adel A. Elbaset

Dr. Adel A. Elbaset

The aim of this work is to develop a microcontroll
er-based solar tracking system and assess the value of using
single and dual-axis solar trackers as means for improving the
performance of photovoltaic generation systems. Two
experimental test setups were designed, implemented and
used to collect the evaluation results at a site that is located
at 28° N latitude, 31° E longitude. One of the test setups
included a monocrystalline photovoltaic (PV) panel that is fixed
at a reference inclination angle of 28° with respect to the horizon,
and facing due south. Whereas, the other experimental setup
included an identical ...


Reliability/Economic/Ghg Implications Of Grid-Connected Wind Energy System Based On Genetic Algorithm, Dr. Adel A. Elbaset 2015

Reliability/Economic/Ghg Implications Of Grid-Connected Wind Energy System Based On Genetic Algorithm, Dr. Adel A. Elbaset

Dr. Adel A. Elbaset

Greenhouse gas, economic, and reliability issues are becoming more important for the emerging wind markets worldwide. With the interconnection of wind energy system into the electric grid, the fluctuating nature of the energy produced has a different effect on the overall system reliability/economic and GHG emissions as well as the fluctuating nature of energy produced by grid. Optimum reliability/economic and pollutant emission are multi-objective problem because reliability is conflicting with annual cost and GHG emissions. The reliability index is analyzed using probabilistic concept in order to find loss of load probability and annual customer damage cost. Therefore, this ...


Design And Implementation Of Microcontroller Based Non-Inverting Dc/Dc Buck-Boost Converter, Hamdi Ali Mohamed 2015

Design And Implementation Of Microcontroller Based Non-Inverting Dc/Dc Buck-Boost Converter, Hamdi Ali Mohamed

Dr. Adel A. Elbaset

This paper design a low cost non-inverting DC/DC buck-boost converter to produce constant output voltage with high reliability and simple control manner. The proposed controller is based on closed loop voltage mode control technique with microcontroller (atmega8) to stabilize the output voltage of DC/DC converter. The microcontroller adjusts the duty cycles of the power switches according to the measured output voltage within limited range of the input voltage of DC/DC converter. The proposed DC/DC converter is simulated on Proteus Suite and experimentally implemented in continuous conduction mode (CCM) with unregulated DC input voltage between 8-25Vand 62 ...


The Non Ideality Effect Of Optimizing The P&O Mppt Algorithm For Pv Ac Load Applications, Dr. Adel A. Elbaset 2015

The Non Ideality Effect Of Optimizing The P&O Mppt Algorithm For Pv Ac Load Applications, Dr. Adel A. Elbaset

Dr. Adel A. Elbaset

Maximum power point tracking (MPPT) techniques are used in photovoltaic (PV) systems to maximize the PV array output power by tracking continuously the maximum power point (MPP), which depends on panels' temperature and irradiance conditions. The perturb and observe (P&O) MPPT algorithm is the most commonly used method due to its ease of implementation. However, it has some drawbacks such as the oscillation of the operating point around the MPP at steady state, which raises the waste of some amount of available energy. In addition, the P&O algorithm can be confused by rapidly changing atmospheric conditions. In this ...


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