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Butyrate-Producing Clostridium Cluster Xiva Species Specifically Colonize Mucins In An In Vitro Gut Model, Pieter Van Den Abbeele, Clara Belzer, Margot Goossens, Michiel Kleerebezem, William M. De Vos, Olivier Thas, Rosemarie De Weirdt, Frederiek-Maarten Kerckhof, Tom Van De Wiele Jan 2013

Butyrate-Producing Clostridium Cluster Xiva Species Specifically Colonize Mucins In An In Vitro Gut Model, Pieter Van Den Abbeele, Clara Belzer, Margot Goossens, Michiel Kleerebezem, William M. De Vos, Olivier Thas, Rosemarie De Weirdt, Frederiek-Maarten Kerckhof, Tom Van De Wiele

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The human gut is colonized by a complex microbiota with multiple benefits. Although the surface-attached, mucosal microbiota has a unique composition and potential to influence human health, it remains difficult to study in vivo. Therefore, we performed an in-depth microbial characterization (human intestinal tract chip (HITChip)) of a recently developed dynamic in vitro gut model, which simulates both luminal and mucosal gut microbes (mucosal-simulator of human intestinal microbial ecosystem (M-SHIME)). Inter-individual differences among human subjects were confirmed and microbial patterns unique for each individual were preserved in vitro. Furthermore, in correspondence with in vivo studies, Bacteroidetes and Proteobacteria were enriched ...


Should Users Pay The Toll For Australia's Infrastructure Problem?, Garry Bowditch Jan 2013

Should Users Pay The Toll For Australia's Infrastructure Problem?, Garry Bowditch

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Australia spends more on infrastructure today than at any stage in its history. Yet governments are unable to meet demand and don't expect ever to do so. What can governments do to keep up with escalating demand and community expectations for infrastructure? Reserve Bank assistant governor Philip Lowe says tolls and levies could be the answer to more efficiently funding the transport infrastructure we need - infrastructure he says would boost productivity and improve living standards. Tolls are just one issue likely to be debated as part of the Productivity Commission's current inquiry into infrastructure costs, which is considering ...


Dynamic Properties Of Sand-Tyre Chip Mixtures, M S. Mashiri, M. Neaz Sheikh, J S Vinod, Hing Ho Tsang Jan 2013

Dynamic Properties Of Sand-Tyre Chip Mixtures, M S. Mashiri, M. Neaz Sheikh, J S Vinod, Hing Ho Tsang

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The stockpiling of scrap tyres is a significant environmental hazard and has attracted ample research attention to explore viable solutions to recycling and reuse of scrap tyres. The authors have recently proposed a novel seismic isolation method using sand-tyre chips (STCh) mixture for protecting buildings and infrastructure. Although the static properties of STCh mixture have been extensively studied, the investigation on the dynamic properties of the mixture has been limited. The dynamic properties of STCh mixture are important to its application for seismic protection of infrastructure. This paper presents the dynamic properties (shear modulus and damping ratio) of STCh mixture ...


Electro-Tactile Feedback For Tele-Operation Of A Mobile Robot, Daniel Pamungkas, Koren Ward Jan 2013

Electro-Tactile Feedback For Tele-Operation Of A Mobile Robot, Daniel Pamungkas, Koren Ward

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It is well known that haptic feedback can facilitate the tele-operation of a remotely controlled robot by providing the user with intuitive tactile and/or force sensations from the robot's interactions with the environment. However, such mechanical haptic feedback systems can be complex, cumbersome, costly and application specific. This paper presents a novel tele-operation haptic feedback system that overcomes many of these limitations by providing electro-tactile feedback to the operator via wireless electrodes placed on the operator's skin. We show that this form feedback can provide a viable substitute for force and tactile feedback systems without the need ...


Coke Microstructure And Strength Under Blast Furnace Conditions, Xing Xing, Guangqing Zhang, Harold Rogers, Paul Zulli, Oleg Ostrovski Jan 2013

Coke Microstructure And Strength Under Blast Furnace Conditions, Xing Xing, Guangqing Zhang, Harold Rogers, Paul Zulli, Oleg Ostrovski

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Effect Of Confining Pressure And Frequency On The Deformation Of Ballast, Pramod Kumar Thakur, Jayan Sylaja Vinod, Buddhima Indraratna Jan 2013

Effect Of Confining Pressure And Frequency On The Deformation Of Ballast, Pramod Kumar Thakur, Jayan Sylaja Vinod, Buddhima Indraratna

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Increasing the speed and frequency of trains with the same static axle weight imparts higher dynamic axle loads more frequently. When this occurs on existing track which has not been designed for such loading there can be increased rates of ballast degradation, characterised by unacceptable deformation and lateral spread, leading to more frequent requirements for track maintenance. Recent studies carried out at the University of Wollongong highlighted that confining pressure and frequency have a significant influence on the permanent deformation and degradation of ballast. However, confinement required to keep the deformation and degradation of the ballasted track to an acceptable ...


Novel Receiver For Correlated Fading Multi-Antenna Physical Network Coding Twrns, Le Chung Tran, A. Mertins, Peter James Vial, Vinh Van Nguyen Jan 2013

Novel Receiver For Correlated Fading Multi-Antenna Physical Network Coding Twrns, Le Chung Tran, A. Mertins, Peter James Vial, Vinh Van Nguyen

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Physical Network Coding (PNC) has recently been proposed for multi-antenna Two-Way Relay Networks (TWRNs) with independent fading channels because the total network throughput could be significantly improved. However, PNC for multi-antenna TWRNs with correlated fading channels has not been considered yet. This paper thus considers an important class of multi-antenna TWRNs with the following properties: single-antenna source nodes and two-antenna relay; distance between source nodes and the relay is significantly larger than that between antennas of the relay; and channels between source nodes and the relay are correlated. For such a system, we first propose a novel correlation model that ...


Microsimulation Study Of The Release Of Pneumonic Plague And Smallpox On A Synthetic Civilian Population, A Green, I Piper, D Keep Jan 2013

Microsimulation Study Of The Release Of Pneumonic Plague And Smallpox On A Synthetic Civilian Population, A Green, I Piper, D Keep

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The confrontation in Syria is a cause for concern over the use of chemical and biological weapons. There have been reports of the use of chemical weapons including Sarin. While both sides accuse each other, there is very little ground evidence at this time (August 2013) to substantiate claims or to determine who is involved. Their use would demonstrate a total disregard for civilian casualties and UN conventions. Syria is thought to have stockpiles of a number of agents including anthrax, plague, tularaemia, botulinium, smallpox and cholera (Gordon, 2007). Some groups sympathetic to Al Qaeda might also have access to ...


On The Effects Of Spreading Sequences Over Mimo Systems, Tianle Liu, David A. Stirling, Le Chung Tran, Tadeusz A. Wysocki, Beata J. Wysocki, Prashan Dissanayake Mudiyanselage,, Peter James Vial Jan 2013

On The Effects Of Spreading Sequences Over Mimo Systems, Tianle Liu, David A. Stirling, Le Chung Tran, Tadeusz A. Wysocki, Beata J. Wysocki, Prashan Dissanayake Mudiyanselage,, Peter James Vial

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In this paper, we develop a Software Defined Radio (SDR) test bed to evaluate the Multiple Access Interference (MAI) effects over SISO and 2 x 1MIMO systems. It can be observed that under asynchronous transmissions, the Gold code leads to the best performance over both systems due to the fact that it has the best correlation properties. We also find the MAI effects in terms of the spreading sequences pairs on MIMO-STS systems. We propose a criterion for selecting promising spreading sequences for MIMO systems. Based on the measured results, we identify pairs of spreading sequences which have improved BER ...


Block Shear Capacity Of Bolted Connections In Hot-Rolled Steel Plates, Lip H. Teh, Veysel Yazici Jan 2013

Block Shear Capacity Of Bolted Connections In Hot-Rolled Steel Plates, Lip H. Teh, Veysel Yazici

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This paper extends the research previously conducted at the University of Wollongong on block shear failure of bolted connections in cold-reduced steel sheets with low ductility to hot-rolled steel plates. It examines the applicability of the basic approach employed for cold-reduced sheet steel bolted connections, which makes use of the so-called active shear planes, to hot-rolled steel plate connections. The active shear planes lie midway between the gross and the net shear planes defined in the steel structures specifications. The paper shows that shear yielding leading to the block shear failure of a bolted connection in a hot-rolled steel gusset ...


99mtc-Dtpa Volume Of Distribution, Half-Life And Glomerular Filtration Rate In Normal Adults, Jennifer L. Holness, John S. Fleming, Alessandra Malaroda, James M. Warwick Jan 2013

99mtc-Dtpa Volume Of Distribution, Half-Life And Glomerular Filtration Rate In Normal Adults, Jennifer L. Holness, John S. Fleming, Alessandra Malaroda, James M. Warwick

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Assessment of volume of distribution (VD) and half-life (T1/2) values during glomerular filtration rate (GFR) investigations is a useful quality control check. The aim of this study was to derive reference data for VD and T1/2 and also to provide reference data for GFR fro studies performed using 99mTc-diethylenetriaminepentaacetic acid.


Embracing Complexity In Engineering Education: A Way Forward For Developing Intercultural Competency, Thomas Goldfinch Jan 2013

Embracing Complexity In Engineering Education: A Way Forward For Developing Intercultural Competency, Thomas Goldfinch

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towards engineering education that prepares graduates to work effectively across foreign cultures and customs1-3. The author argues that while this outward focus is important and necessary, there is also a need to focus on preparing graduates for cultural issues that will arise much closer to home. Identifying, and working with subtle cultural differences that can occur in workplaces, organizations and the community, where the population may initially appear monocultural, presents unique challenges. The way in which one assumes cultural uniformity in a given situation can contribute to the oversimplification of a problem, and subsequently the pursuit of ineffective solutions. In ...


Wear Mode Map Evaluation Of Induction Hardened 4140 And Carburised 8617h Steels On 1040 Steel, Alain Kusmoko, Alan Crosky Jan 2013

Wear Mode Map Evaluation Of Induction Hardened 4140 And Carburised 8617h Steels On 1040 Steel, Alain Kusmoko, Alan Crosky

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This study was undertaken to evaluate the likely effect on the wear rate of changing the pinion material in a rack and pinion steering box from carburised SAE-AISI grade 8617 H steel to induction hardened SAE-AISI grade 4140 steel. Accordingly, pin-on-disc unlubricated wear tests were conducted using carburised 8617 H pins and through hardened 4140 pins. The surface hardness of the pins was approximately 60 HRC for both materials. The discs were made of SAE-AISI grade 1040 steel through hardened to a hardness of 45 HRC. The tests were conducted using a load of 2.2 kg and a rotational ...


Asset Management In The Energy Pipeline Industry In Australia, Richard Dwight, Tieling Zhang, Khaled O. El-Akruti Jan 2013

Asset Management In The Energy Pipeline Industry In Australia, Richard Dwight, Tieling Zhang, Khaled O. El-Akruti

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A review of asset management systems within the context of energy pipelines has been conducted. It covers available methodologies, current asset management systems, opportunities for improvement and research challenges. A particular point of interest is the degree to which consideration of remaining life and the influence of maintenance activities are used to drive the asset management strategy. Asset management within the energy pipeline industry is mostly concerned with integrity assurance. Irrespective of this overriding goal, cost of delivery is also of concern. At any point of the service life the remaining life of the pipeline at an acceptable level of ...


Power Sharing Among Multiple Solar Photovoltaic (Pv) Systems In A Radial Distribution Feeder, Brian K. Perera, Philip Ciufo Jan 2013

Power Sharing Among Multiple Solar Photovoltaic (Pv) Systems In A Radial Distribution Feeder, Brian K. Perera, Philip Ciufo

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With an increasing penetration of solar photovoltaic (PV) systems, power distribution grids are becoming more susceptible to network voltage rise. As per applicable standards for grid-integrated PV systems, a PV system must be automatically disconnected from the grid when the terminal voltage of the PV system exceeds a defined maximum voltage. With this directive, in certain situations, PV systems connected at nodes at which the voltage sensitivity is high, may be disconnected from the grid while PV systems connected at less sensitive nodes are continuing to operate. In such a situation, owners whose PV systems are connected at nodes at ...


Meta-Development Of Resources And Learning Designs: Providing Ict-Based Tools For Use By Mathematics Teachers, Maman Fathurrohman, Anne Porter, Annette Worthy Jan 2013

Meta-Development Of Resources And Learning Designs: Providing Ict-Based Tools For Use By Mathematics Teachers, Maman Fathurrohman, Anne Porter, Annette Worthy

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This paper is a report of a meta-development research project of mathematical learning resources and learning designs. The process of meta-development was conducted through mapping of mathematical learning resources and learning designs based on an observation of 119 participating teachers in Bojonegara Sub District, Indonesia. The outcomes of the meta-development include two prototypes that are similar in concept, yet different in function: the first prototypes can be use for mapping mathematical learning resources in the Internet, while the second prototype can be use for documenting and sharing mathematics teaching and learning experiences. The prototypes were evaluated based on trial with ...


A Maximum Principle For Optimal Control Of Stochastic Evolution Equations, Kai Du, Qingxin Meng Jan 2013

A Maximum Principle For Optimal Control Of Stochastic Evolution Equations, Kai Du, Qingxin Meng

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A general maximum principle is proved for optimal controls of abstract semilinear stochastic evolution equations. The control variable and linear unbounded operators act in both drift and diffusion terms, and the control set need not be convex. Read More: http://epubs.siam.org/doi/abs/10.1137/120882433


Different Modes Of Dust Testing For Bulk Solids, Ian Frew, Peter W. Wypych, Leong Mar Jan 2013

Different Modes Of Dust Testing For Bulk Solids, Ian Frew, Peter W. Wypych, Leong Mar

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The loss of dust from the mining, processing, storage, handling, transportation and loading of bulk materials is creating an increasing number of problems for industry and the community. This includes loss of valuable material and export income, increasing workplace dust emissions (e.g. from mine sites, loading, receival, ports, bulk berths) and decreasing ambient air quality and human health, especially for nearby communities. It is virtually impossible to estimate the total cost of these problems to industry and the community. An initial key step in addressing dust problems is to quantify the dustiness or dustability of bulk materials. This paper ...


The Joint Effect Of Image Blur And Illumination Distortions For Mobile Visual Search Of Print Media, Yi Cao, Christian Ritz, Raad Raad Jan 2013

The Joint Effect Of Image Blur And Illumination Distortions For Mobile Visual Search Of Print Media, Yi Cao, Christian Ritz, Raad Raad

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Mobile Visual Search (MVS) is an emerging area of research given the explosion of smart and powerful mobile devices. Typically, the performance of MVS applications is influenced by the implemented image processing algorithms as well as various distortions that occur when capturing images by the mobile camera. This paper examines the joint effect of two common distortions, namely the illumination changes and image blurring on image matching accuracy for print media when using four state-of-the art local feature algorithms. Results obtained for a database of real camera images captured by two different camera models show that the illumination changes have ...


Neutron Generator Burst Timing Measured Using A Pulse Shape Discrimination Plastic Scintillator With Silicon Photomultiplier Readout, R M. Preston, J Eberhardt, J R. Tickner Jan 2013

Neutron Generator Burst Timing Measured Using A Pulse Shape Discrimination Plastic Scintillator With Silicon Photomultiplier Readout, R M. Preston, J Eberhardt, J R. Tickner

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An EJ-299-34 plastic scintillator with silicon photomultiplier (SiPM) readout was used to measure the fast neutron output of a pulsed Thermo-Fisher A-325 Deuterium-Tritium sealed tube neutron generator (STNG). The SiPM signals were handled by a prototype digital pulse processing system, based on a free-running analogue to digital converter feeding a digital signal processor (DSP). Pulse shape discrimination was used to distinguish between detected fast-neutrons and gammas. Pulse detection, timing, energy and shape were all processed by the DSP in real-time.


Decentralised Task Allocation Under Space, Time And Communication Constraints For Disaster Domain, Xing Su, Minjie Zhang, Quan Bai Jan 2013

Decentralised Task Allocation Under Space, Time And Communication Constraints For Disaster Domain, Xing Su, Minjie Zhang, Quan Bai

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The coordination of dynamic task allocation based on available resources is very challenging in disaster domains under time, space and communication constraints. In addition, it is also very hard or even impossible to achieve tasks allocation by using a centralised manner with the global knowledge of the working environment. This paper presents a novel decentralised coordination approach for dynamic task allocation by considering space, time and communication constraints in a disaster domain, and workloads and priorities of different tasks. In this approach, a group formation mechanism is proposed to help agents with limited communication range to achieve effective task allocation ...


Modernisation Of Rail Tracks For Higher Speeds And Greater Freight, B Indraratna, S Nimbalkar, C Rujikiatkamjorn Jan 2013

Modernisation Of Rail Tracks For Higher Speeds And Greater Freight, B Indraratna, S Nimbalkar, C Rujikiatkamjorn

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An efficient transportation infrastructure has become utmost priority for global economic reforms. Railways are designed to provide high speed passenger and heavy haul freight transportation. Ballast is one of important constituents of the rail track however, it experiences excessive deformation and degradation from trains operating at high speeds. In addition, tracks built along coastal areas often undergo large settlements due to soft compressible clay deposits. This leads to progressive track deterioration and necessitates frequent and costly track maintenance. The use of artificial inclusions such as geogrids, geocomposites, shock mats and prefabricated vertical drains (PVDs) is often an attractive design alternative ...


Some New Constructions Of Orthogonal Designs, Tianbing Xia, Jennifer Seberry, Mingyuan Xia, Shangli Zhang Jan 2013

Some New Constructions Of Orthogonal Designs, Tianbing Xia, Jennifer Seberry, Mingyuan Xia, Shangli Zhang

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In this paper we construct OD(4pqr(q+1); pqr, pqr, pqr, pqr, pqr+1, pqr+1, pqr+1, pqr+1) for each core order q ≡ 3(mod 4), r ≥ 0 or q = 1, p odd, p ≤ 21 and p ∈ {25, 49}, and COD(2qr(q + 1); qr, qr, qr+1, qr+1) for any prime power q ≡ 1 (mod 4) (including q = 1), r ≥ 0.


A Scalable Unsupervised Feature Merging Approach To Efficient Dimensionality Reduction Of High-Dimensional Visual Data, Lingqiao Liu, Lei Wang Jan 2013

A Scalable Unsupervised Feature Merging Approach To Efficient Dimensionality Reduction Of High-Dimensional Visual Data, Lingqiao Liu, Lei Wang

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To achieve a good trade-off between recognition accuracy and computational efficiency, it is often needed to reduce high-dimensional visual data to medium-dimensional ones. For this task, even applying a simple full-matrix-based linear projection causes significant computation and memory use. When the number of visual data is large, how to efficiently learn such a projection could even become a problem. The recent feature merging approach offers an efficient way to reduce the dimensionality, which only requires a single scan of features to perform reduction. However, existing merging algorithms do not scale well with high-dimensional data, especially in the unsupervised case. To ...


Size And Power Of Cointegration Tests With Non-Normal Garch Error Distributions, Chaiwat Kosapattarapim, Yan-Xia Lin, Michael Mccrae Jan 2013

Size And Power Of Cointegration Tests With Non-Normal Garch Error Distributions, Chaiwat Kosapattarapim, Yan-Xia Lin, Michael Mccrae

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Several tests for cointegration among non-stationary financial time series have been developed including the Dicky Fuller (1979) unit root tests, the Cointegration Regression Durbin-Watson test (1983), the Wild Bootstrap test (2003) and the Johansen likelihood ratio tests (1988). The Johensen's tests appeared to provide superior results when the tests were originally applied to situations where the cointegration errors were normally distributed. However, substantial empirical evidences show that financial time series tend to be nonnormal in their distribution which may, in turn, lead to non-normal GARCH type cointegration error distributions. The question addressed in this paper is whether the Johansen ...


Helpfulness Of Online Product Reviews As Seen By Consumers: Source And Content Features, Mengxiang Li, Liqiang Huang, Chuan-Hoo Tan, Kwok-Kee Wei Jan 2013

Helpfulness Of Online Product Reviews As Seen By Consumers: Source And Content Features, Mengxiang Li, Liqiang Huang, Chuan-Hoo Tan, Kwok-Kee Wei

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Online product reviews are important determinants of consumers' purchase decision. Although prior research has articulated various benefits of online product reviews, there are few investigations into whether or not they are perceived as helpful by consumers. Product review helpfulness is conceptualized as a second-order formative construct, which is manifested by perceived source credibility, perceived content diagnosticity, and perceived vicarious expression of the product review. In this study, we conduct a laboratory experiment to investigate product review helpfulness as well as its corresponding antecedents from the product review feature perspective (i.e., source- and content-based review features). Findings from the study ...


Identity-Based Mediated Rsa Revisited, Ibrahim Elashry, Yi Mu, Willy Susilo Jan 2013

Identity-Based Mediated Rsa Revisited, Ibrahim Elashry, Yi Mu, Willy Susilo

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In SSYM 2001, Boneh, Ding, Tsudik and Wong presented encryption and signature schemes based on the identity-based mediated RSA (ID-MRSA), in which the users are not allowed to decrypt/sign messages without the permission of a security mediator (the SEM). This allows a simple key revocation. Subsequently, in CT-RSA 2003, Ding and Tsudik presented a security proof for these schemes. In particular, they stated that 'IB-mRSA/OAEP encryption offers equivalent the semantic security to RSA/OAEP against adaptive chosen ciphertext attacks in the random oracle model if the key generation function is division intractable'. To make the key generation function ...


Parametric Study On Chain-Die Forming For Advanced High Strength Steels, Yuankun Zhang, Shichao Ding Jan 2013

Parametric Study On Chain-Die Forming For Advanced High Strength Steels, Yuankun Zhang, Shichao Ding

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As the applications of AHSS for the automotive industry are increasing significantly within the last decade, it becomes more and more important to develop a new forming technology as an alternative or even a replacement to roll forming to overcome the difficulties and problems of manufacturing the AHSS parts. The springback of the material with higher strength and thinner thickness becomes more difficult to predict, which directly affects the application of roll forming in AHSS. Chain-die forming, as an alternative to roll forming proposed and developed recently in Australia, is expected to be a solution to the problems addressed. It ...


Social Media Influence On Viewer Engagement, Mark Freeman, Matthew Halliwell, Alison E. Freeman Jan 2013

Social Media Influence On Viewer Engagement, Mark Freeman, Matthew Halliwell, Alison E. Freeman

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Society is being reshaped through Social Media. The case of Social Media integration into the London 2012 Olympics mainstream media coverage is used to demonstrate this. Social Media has modified television viewing from a passive to an active activity. It has also allowed opinions to be shared more quickly and broadly. Analysis of practical examples through the theoretical lens of sociomateriality demonstrates that greater use of the components in the 'Theoretical Framework of Member Needs' reflect the presence of viewers who are more active. This paper discusses the inability to separate the use of technology from its social context, the ...


Design And Evaluation Of A Linear Damper Working With Mr Shear Thickening Fluids, Tongfei Tian, Weihua Li, Masami Nakano Jan 2013

Design And Evaluation Of A Linear Damper Working With Mr Shear Thickening Fluids, Tongfei Tian, Weihua Li, Masami Nakano

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Magnetorheological (MR) materials and shear thickening fluids are both smart material and their combination could offer both MR and ST effects. This study looks at the properties and behaviour of magnetorheological shear thickening fluid (MRSTF) in particular whilst applied as a semi-active energy absorber. A device with two forms of varying vibration control has been created and measured. The result shows that this MRSTF filled damper showed both MR and properties.