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Development Of A Novel Multi-Layer Mre Isolator For Suppression Of Building Vibrations Under Seismic Events, Jian Yang, Shuaishuai Sun, Tongfei Tian, Weihua Li, Haiping Du, Gursel Alici, Masami Nakano Jan 2016

Development Of A Novel Multi-Layer Mre Isolator For Suppression Of Building Vibrations Under Seismic Events, Jian Yang, Shuaishuai Sun, Tongfei Tian, Weihua Li, Haiping Du, Gursel Alici, Masami Nakano

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Protecting civil engineering structures from uncontrollable events such as earthquakes while maintaining their structural integrity and serviceability is very important; this paper describes the performance of a stiffness softening magnetorheological elastomer (MRE) isolator in a scaled three storey building. In order to construct a closed-loop system, a scaled three storey building was designed and built according to the scaling laws, and then four MRE isolator prototypes were fabricated and utilised to isolate the building from the motion induced by a scaled El Centro earthquake. Fuzzy logic was used to output the current signals to the isolators, based on the real-time ...


Optimal Design Of Fixture Layout In A Multi-Station Assembly Using Highly Optimized Tolerance Inspired Heuristic, Satish Tyagi, Nagesh Shukla, Sumant Kulkarni Jan 2016

Optimal Design Of Fixture Layout In A Multi-Station Assembly Using Highly Optimized Tolerance Inspired Heuristic, Satish Tyagi, Nagesh Shukla, Sumant Kulkarni

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The multi-station assembly (MSA) process requires auxiliary devices such as fixtures and clamps to accurately locate and firmly hold the workpiece in a desired position. Improper positioning of these fixtures and clamps affects the dimensional integrity of final product. This study determines the optimal design of fixture layout that minimizes the product dimensional variations caused by the manhandling and aging of auxiliaries. In order to model variation propagation from one assembly station to another in the MSA, a state space model is employed. Further, an E-optimality based sensitivity criterion is proposed to mathematically formulate and measure the quality of the ...


Genomic Selection In Multi-Environment Crop Trials, Helena Oakey, Brian R. Cullis, Robin Thompson, Jordi Comadran, Claire Halpin, Robbie Waugh Jan 2016

Genomic Selection In Multi-Environment Crop Trials, Helena Oakey, Brian R. Cullis, Robin Thompson, Jordi Comadran, Claire Halpin, Robbie Waugh

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Genomic selection in crop breeding introduces modeling challenges not found in animal studies. These include the need to accommodate replicate plants for each line, consider spatial variation in field trials, address line by environment interactions, and capture nonadditive effects. Here, we propose a flexible single-stage genomic selection approach that resolves these issues. Our linear mixed model incorporates spatial variation through environment-specific terms, and also randomization-based design terms. It considers marker, and marker by environment interactions using ridge regression best linear unbiased prediction to extend genomic selection to multiple environments. Since the approach uses the raw data from line replicates, the ...


A Multi-Agent Framework For Packet Routing In Wireless Sensor Networks, Dayong Ye, Minjie Zhang, Yun Yang Jan 2015

A Multi-Agent Framework For Packet Routing In Wireless Sensor Networks, Dayong Ye, Minjie Zhang, Yun Yang

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A Survey Of Single And Multi-Hop Link Schedulers For Mmwave Wireless Systems, Jian Song, Kwan-Wu Chin Jan 2015

A Survey Of Single And Multi-Hop Link Schedulers For Mmwave Wireless Systems, Jian Song, Kwan-Wu Chin

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Wireless communication at 60. GHz, aka mmWave, provides extremely high data rates, i.e., several Gb/s. Moreover, devices have a much shorter transmission range as compared to those operating in the 2.4 and 5. GHz bands. Indeed, links can be treated as pseudo-wires with minimal interference leakage. As a result, future 60. GHz systems will have very high spatial reuse. This, however, is at the expense of high propagation loss, which can be overcome using directional or smart antennas. Another promising solution is to employ relays to boost the signal of weak links. In particular, if relays are ...


Multi-Period Liner Ship Fleet Planning With Dependent Uncertain Container Shipment Demand, Qiang Meng, Tingsong Wang, Shuaian Wang Jan 2015

Multi-Period Liner Ship Fleet Planning With Dependent Uncertain Container Shipment Demand, Qiang Meng, Tingsong Wang, Shuaian Wang

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This paper deals with a realistic multi-period liner ship fleet planning problem by incorporating stochastic dependency of the random and period-dependent container shipment demand. This problem is formulated as a multi-period stochastic programming model with a sequence of interrelated two-stage stochastic programming (2SSP) problems characterized ship fleet planning in each single period. A solution method integrating dual decomposition and Lagrangian relaxation method is designed for solving the developed model. Numerical experiments are carried out to assess applicability and performance of the proposed model and solution algorithm. The results further demonstrate importance of stochastic dependence of the uncertain container shipment demand.


An Identity-Based Multi-Proxy Multi-Signature Scheme Without Bilinear Pairings And Its Variants, Maryam Rajabzadeh Asaar, Mahmoud Salmasizadeh, Willy Susilo Jan 2015

An Identity-Based Multi-Proxy Multi-Signature Scheme Without Bilinear Pairings And Its Variants, Maryam Rajabzadeh Asaar, Mahmoud Salmasizadeh, Willy Susilo

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The notions of identity-based multi-proxy signature, proxy multi-signature and multi-proxy multisignature have been proposed to facilitate public key certificate management of these kinds of signatures by merely employing signer’s identities in place of the public keys and their certificates. In the literature, most identity-based multi-proxy signature, proxy multi-signature and multi-proxy multi-signature schemes are based on bilinear pairings. Without incorporating bilinear pairings, Tiwari and Padhye proposed an identity-based proxy multi-signature scheme in 2011. Subsequently, an identity-based multi-proxy multi-signature scheme was proposed byTiwari et al. in 2012. First, we review identity-based (multi)-proxy multi-signature schemes without bilinear pairings and show that ...


Energy Efficiency Analysis Of Antenna Selection Multi-Input Multi-Output Automatic Repeat Request Systems Over Nakagami-M Fading Channels, Ngoc Phuc Le, Le Chung Tran, Farzad Safaei, Vineeth Satheeskum Varma Jan 2015

Energy Efficiency Analysis Of Antenna Selection Multi-Input Multi-Output Automatic Repeat Request Systems Over Nakagami-M Fading Channels, Ngoc Phuc Le, Le Chung Tran, Farzad Safaei, Vineeth Satheeskum Varma

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In this study, the authors investigate energy efficiency in antenna selection multi-input multi-output automatic repeat request (MIMO ARQ) wireless systems. The authors first derive an approximate expression for the average frame-error rate (FER) in antenna selection MIMO systems over quasi-static Nakagami-m fading channels. The FER approximation is then used to obtain an analytical expression of an energy-efficiency metric that is defined as the total energy required to successfully deliver one information bit. The authors prove that this energy-efficiency metric is a quasi-convex function with respect to the average signal-to-noise ratio value. Based on this analysis, the authors obtain the optimal ...


Multi-Phase Variety Trials Using Both Composite And Individual Replicate Samples: A Model-Based Design Approach, Alison B. Smith, David G. Butler, C R. Cavanagh, Brian R. Cullis Jan 2015

Multi-Phase Variety Trials Using Both Composite And Individual Replicate Samples: A Model-Based Design Approach, Alison B. Smith, David G. Butler, C R. Cavanagh, Brian R. Cullis

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The present paper provides an approach for the design and analysis of variety trials that are used to obtain quality trait data. These trials are multi-phase in nature, comprising a field phase followed by one or more laboratory phases. Typically the laboratory phases are costly relative to the field phase and this imposes a limit on the number of samples that can be tested. Historically, this has been achieved by sacrificing field replication, either by testing a single replicate plot for each variety or a single composite sample, obtained by combining material from several field replicates. An efficient statistical analysis ...


Multi-View Twri Scene Reconstruction Using A Joint Bayesian Sparse Approximation Model, Van Ha Tang, Abdesselam Bouzerdoum, Son Lam Phung, Fok Hing Chi Tivive Jan 2015

Multi-View Twri Scene Reconstruction Using A Joint Bayesian Sparse Approximation Model, Van Ha Tang, Abdesselam Bouzerdoum, Son Lam Phung, Fok Hing Chi Tivive

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This paper addresses the problem of scene reconstruction in conjunction with wall-clutter mitigation for compressed multi-view through-the-wall radar imaging (TWRI). We consider the problem where the scene behindthe-wall is illuminated from different vantage points using a different set of frequencies at each antenna. First, a joint Bayesian sparse recovery model is employed to estimate the antenna signal coefficients simultaneously, by exploiting the sparsity and inter-signal correlations among antenna signals. Then, a subspace-projection technique is applied to suppress the signal coefficients related to the wall returns. Furthermore, a multi-task linear model is developed to relate the target coefficients to the image ...


An In-Situ Neutron Diffraction Study Of A Multi-Phase Transformation And Twinning-Induced Plasticity Steel During Cyclic Loading, Ahmed A. Saleh, Donald W. Brown, Elena V. Pereloma, Bjorn Clausen, Christopher H. J Davies, Carlos N. Tome, Azdiar A. Gazder Jan 2015

An In-Situ Neutron Diffraction Study Of A Multi-Phase Transformation And Twinning-Induced Plasticity Steel During Cyclic Loading, Ahmed A. Saleh, Donald W. Brown, Elena V. Pereloma, Bjorn Clausen, Christopher H. J Davies, Carlos N. Tome, Azdiar A. Gazder

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In-situ neutron diffraction during cyclic tension-compression loading (þ3.5% to 2.8%) of a 17Mn-3Al-2Si-1Ni-0.06C steel that exhibits concurrent transformation and twinning -induced plasticity effects indicated a significant contribution of intragranular back stresses to the observed Bauschinger effect. Rietveld analysis revealed a higher rate of martensitic transformation during tension compared to compression. Throughout cycling, a0-martensite exhibited the highest phase strains such that it bears an increasing portion of the macroscopic load as its weight fraction evolves. On the other hand, the e-martensite strain remained compressive as it accommodated most of the internal strains caused by the shape misfit associated ...


Multi-View Indoor Scene Reconstruction From Compressed Through-Wall Radar Measurements Using A Joint Bayesian Sparse Representation, Van Ha Tang, Abdesselam Bouzerdoum, Son Lam Phung, Fok Hing Chi Tivive Jan 2015

Multi-View Indoor Scene Reconstruction From Compressed Through-Wall Radar Measurements Using A Joint Bayesian Sparse Representation, Van Ha Tang, Abdesselam Bouzerdoum, Son Lam Phung, Fok Hing Chi Tivive

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This paper addresses the problem of scene reconstruction, incorporating wall-clutter mitigation, for compressed multi-view through-the-wall radar imaging. We consider the problem where the scene is sensed using different reduced sets of frequencies at different antennas. A joint Bayesian sparse recovery framework is first employed to estimate the antenna signal coefficients simultaneously, by exploiting the sparsity and correlations between antenna signals. Following joint signal coefficient estimation, a subspace projection technique is applied to segregate the target coefficients from the wall contributions. Furthermore, a multitask linear model is developed to relate the target coefficients to the scene, and a composite scene image ...


Clustered Multi-Channel Dereverberation For Ad Hoc Microphone Arrays, Shahab Pasha, Christian H. Ritz Jan 2015

Clustered Multi-Channel Dereverberation For Ad Hoc Microphone Arrays, Shahab Pasha, Christian H. Ritz

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A novel unsupervised multi-channel dereverberation approach in ad-hoc microphone arrays context based on removing microphones with relatively higher level of reverberation from the array and applying the dereverberation method on a subset of microphones with lower level of reverberation is proposed in this paper. This approach does not require any prior information about the number of microphones and their relative locations, however based on kurtosis of Linear Prediction (LP) residual signals, microphones located close to the active source are detected and utilized for the dereverberation process. The proposed method is a clustered enhancement method which can be applied with any ...


Multi-Stage Compressed Sensing And Wall Clutter Mitigation For Through-The-Wall Radar Image Formation, Fok Hing Chi Tivive, Abdesselam Bouzerdoum, Van Ha Tang Jan 2014

Multi-Stage Compressed Sensing And Wall Clutter Mitigation For Through-The-Wall Radar Image Formation, Fok Hing Chi Tivive, Abdesselam Bouzerdoum, Van Ha Tang

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In this paper, a multi-stage through - The-wall radar imaging technique combining wall clutter mitigation and scene reconstruction is proposed. In the first stage, compressed sensing is applied to compressive measurements to recover the radar signals in the wavelet domain. Then, a subspace projection method is employed to remove the wavelet coefficients associated with the exterior wall reflections. In the second stage, the remaining wavelet coefficients are further compressed using principal component analysis. A compact linear measurement model is then formulated which relates the compressed wavelet coefficients to the image of the scene. Finally, the image reconstruction problem is solved in ...


Multi-Phase Ant Colony System For Multi-Party Data-Intensive Service Provision, Lijuan Wang, Jun Shen Jan 2014

Multi-Phase Ant Colony System For Multi-Party Data-Intensive Service Provision, Lijuan Wang, Jun Shen

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The rapid proliferation of enormous sources of digital data has led to greater dependence on data-intensive services. Each service may actually request or create a large amount of data sets. To compose these services will be more challenging. Issues such as autonomy, scalability, adaptability, and robustness, become difficult to resolve. In order to automate the process of reaching an agreement among service composers, service providers, and data providers, an ant-inspired negotiation mechanism is considered in this paper. We exploit a group of agents automatically negotiating to establish agreeable service contracts. Twostage negotiation procedures are used in our data-intensive service provision ...


Multi-Objective Ant Colony System For Data-Intensive Service Provision, Lijuan Wang, Jun Shen, Junzhou Luo Jan 2014

Multi-Objective Ant Colony System For Data-Intensive Service Provision, Lijuan Wang, Jun Shen, Junzhou Luo

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Data-intensive services have become one of the most challenging applications in cloud computing. The classical service composition problem will face new challenges as the services and correspondent data grow. A typical environment is the large scale scientific project AMS, which we are processing huge amount of data streams. In this paper, we will resolve service composition problem by considering the multi-objective data-intensive features. We propose to apply ant colony optimization algorithms and implemented them with simulated workflows in different scenarios. To evaluate the proposed algorithm, we compared it with a multi-objective genetic algorithm with respect to five performance metrics


Multi-Polarization Through-The-Wall Radar Imaging Using Joint Bayesian Compressed Sensing, Abdesselam Bouzerdoum, Fok Hing Chi Tivive, Van Ha Tang Jan 2014

Multi-Polarization Through-The-Wall Radar Imaging Using Joint Bayesian Compressed Sensing, Abdesselam Bouzerdoum, Fok Hing Chi Tivive, Van Ha Tang

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This paper presents a new image formation method for multi-polarization through-the-wall radar imaging. The proposed method combines wall clutter mitigation and scene reconstruction in a unified framework using multitask Bayesian compressed sensing. First, the radar signals are jointly recovered using Bayesian compressed sensing in the wavelet domain. Then, a subspace projection method is employed to mitigate the front wall reflections. This is followed by principal component analysis, which is used to compress the remaining wavelet coefficients and remove noise. A linear model is developed which relates the compressed wavelet coefficients directly to the image of the scene. For scene reconstruction ...


Stochastic Modeling And Optimization Of Multi-Plant Capacity Planning Problem, Anoop Verma, Nagesh Shukla, S.K Tyagi, Nishikant Mishra Jan 2014

Stochastic Modeling And Optimization Of Multi-Plant Capacity Planning Problem, Anoop Verma, Nagesh Shukla, S.K Tyagi, Nishikant Mishra

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n this paper the problem of capacity planning under risk from demand and price/cost uncertainty of the finished products is addressed. The deterministic model is extended into a two-stage stochastic model with fixed recourse by means of various expected levels of demand as random. A recourse penalty is also included in the objective for both shortage and surplus in the finished products. The model is analyzed to quantify the risk using Markowitz mean-variance model.


Optimal Design Of Semi Active Control For Adjacent Buildings Connected By Mr Damper Based On Integrated Fuzzy Logic And Multi-Objective Genetic Algorithm, Mehmet Uz, Muhammad N. S Hadi Jan 2014

Optimal Design Of Semi Active Control For Adjacent Buildings Connected By Mr Damper Based On Integrated Fuzzy Logic And Multi-Objective Genetic Algorithm, Mehmet Uz, Muhammad N. S Hadi

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An optimal design strategy based on genetic algorithms (GA) is proposed for nonlinear hysteretic control devices that prevent pounding damage and achieve the best results in seismic response mitigation of two adjacent structures. An integrated fuzzy controller is used in order to provide the interactive relationships between damper forces and input voltages for MR dampers based on the modified Bouc-Wen model. Furthermore, Linear Quadratic Regulator (LQR) and H2/LQG (Linear Quadratic Gaussian) controllers based on clipped voltage law (CVL) are also used to compare the results obtained by fuzzy controller. This study employs the main objectives of the optimal design ...


Ant-Inspired Multi-Phase And Multi-Party Negotiations In The Data-Intensive Service Provision, Lijuan Wang, Jun Shen, Qingguo Zhou, Ghassan Beydoun Jan 2014

Ant-Inspired Multi-Phase And Multi-Party Negotiations In The Data-Intensive Service Provision, Lijuan Wang, Jun Shen, Qingguo Zhou, Ghassan Beydoun

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The rapid proliferation of enormous sources of digital data and the development of cloud computing have led to greater dependence on data-intensive services. Each service may actually request or create a large amount of data sets. To compose these services will be more challenging. Issues of autonomy, scalability, adaptability, and robustness, become difficult to resolve. In order to automate the process of reaching an agreement in data-intensive service provision, the ant-inspired negotiation mechanism is considered in this paper. There are twostage negotiation procedures in our model, which will provide effective and efficient service selection for service composers. We also present ...


A Decision Support Tool To Optimize Imrt Qa Workflow In A Multi-Vendor Equipment Environment, Sankar Arumugam, Aitang Xing, Philip Vial, Lois Holloway Jan 2014

A Decision Support Tool To Optimize Imrt Qa Workflow In A Multi-Vendor Equipment Environment, Sankar Arumugam, Aitang Xing, Philip Vial, Lois Holloway

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Development of a software tool to ease the Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT) pre-treatment Quality Assurance process is presented in this study. The delivery of IMRT involves equipment from multiple vendors. The limitations of the equipment involved in this chain will impact on the best choice of equipment. This often results in the user needing to use multiple pieces of equipment before determining the most appropriate choices to optimise the QA work flow. This is a time consuming process and potentially delays the start of patient treatment. Software was developed in-house to assist the decision making process, validating deliverability of ...


3d Fem Analysis Of Strip Shape During Multi-Pass Rolling In A 6-High Cvc Cold Rolling Mill, Kezhi Linghu, Zhengyi Jiang, Jingwei Zhao, Fei Li, Dongbin Wei, Jianzhong Xu, Xiaoming Zhang, Xianming Zhao Jan 2014

3d Fem Analysis Of Strip Shape During Multi-Pass Rolling In A 6-High Cvc Cold Rolling Mill, Kezhi Linghu, Zhengyi Jiang, Jingwei Zhao, Fei Li, Dongbin Wei, Jianzhong Xu, Xiaoming Zhang, Xianming Zhao

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A 3D elastic–plastic finite element method (FEM) model of cold strip rolling for 6-high continuous variable crown (CVC) control rolling mill was developed. This model considers the boundary conditions such as accurate CVC curves, total rolling forces, total bending forces and roll shifting values. The rolling force distributions were obtained by the internal iteration processes instead of being treated as model boundary conditions. The calculated error has been significantly reduced by the developed model. Based on the rolling schedule data from a 1,850-mm CVC cold rolling mill, the absolute error between the simulated results and the actual values ...


Application Of Global Phase Filtering Method In Multi Frequency Measurement, Limei Song, Yulan Chang, Zongyan Li, Pengqiang Wang, Guangxin Xing, Jiangtao Xi Jan 2014

Application Of Global Phase Filtering Method In Multi Frequency Measurement, Limei Song, Yulan Chang, Zongyan Li, Pengqiang Wang, Guangxin Xing, Jiangtao Xi

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In reverse engineering, reconstruction of 3D point cloud data is the key step to acquire the final profile of the object. However, the quality of 3D reconstruction is influenced by noise in the three-dimensional measurement. This paper aims to tackle the issue of removing the noisy data from the complex point cloud data. The 3D-GPF (Three Dimensional Global Phase Filtering) global phase filtering method is proposed based on the study of phase filtering method, consisting of the steps below. Firstly, the six-step phase shift profilometry is used to obtain the local phase information, and encoding the obtained phase information. Through ...


Computer Vision Based Traffic Monitoring System For Multi-Track Freeways, Zubair Iftikhar, Prashan Premaratne, Peter James Vial Jan 2014

Computer Vision Based Traffic Monitoring System For Multi-Track Freeways, Zubair Iftikhar, Prashan Premaratne, Peter James Vial

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Nowadays, development is synonymous with construction of infrastructure. Such road infrastructure needs constant attention in terms of traffic monitoring as even a single disaster on a major artery will disrupt the way of life. Humans cannot be expected to monitor these massive infrastructures over 24/7 and computer vision is increasingly being used to develop automated strategies to notify the human observers of any impending slowdowns and traffic bottlenecks. However, due to extreme costs associated with the current state of the art computer vision based networked monitoring systems, innovative computer vision based systems can be developed which are standalone and ...


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 ...


A Methodology For Cost Optimization Of The Layout Design Of Multi-Span Reinforced Concrete Beams, Pezhman Sharafi, Muhammad Hadi, Lip H. Teh Jan 2013

A Methodology For Cost Optimization Of The Layout Design Of Multi-Span Reinforced Concrete Beams, Pezhman Sharafi, Muhammad Hadi, Lip H. Teh

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This paper presents a description of a new methodology for the optimum preliminary layout design of reinforced concrete multi-span beams considering the relevant cost elements. First, a new objective function is presented, as an alternative to traditional cost functions for reinforced concrete beams. The ability of being easily employed in layout optimization problems, gives the new cost function a distinct advantage over its alternatives. Examples are included to illustrate the performance of the new methodology.


On Improving Capacity And Delay In Multi Tx/Rx Wireless Mesh Networks With Weighted Links, Hung-Yi Loo, Sieteng Soh, Kwan-Wu Chin Jan 2013

On Improving Capacity And Delay In Multi Tx/Rx Wireless Mesh Networks With Weighted Links, Hung-Yi Loo, Sieteng Soh, Kwan-Wu Chin

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This paper considers the problem of deriving a link schedule for Time Division Multiple Access (TDMA)-based concurrent transmit/receive Wireless Mesh Networks (WMNs) that results in low end-to-end delays as well as high network capacity. We first propose a MAX-CUT heuristic approach, called Algo-2, that maximizes link activations in each slot of a super-frame. Algo-2 is shown to produce better network capacity as compared to existing heuristic approaches and significantly improves the super-frame length of an existing MAX-CUT approach that enforces 2-phase transmit-receive restriction - a node that transmits (receives) in slot i ≥ 1 is to become a receiver (transmitter ...


A Novel Method Of Embedding Additional Information Into Tensor Diffusion Filtering As An Application For Multi-Modal Reconstruction In Et, D Kazantsev, Sebastien Ourselin, Brian F. Hutton, W. R B. Lionheart, Simon Arridge Jan 2013

A Novel Method Of Embedding Additional Information Into Tensor Diffusion Filtering As An Application For Multi-Modal Reconstruction In Et, D Kazantsev, Sebastien Ourselin, Brian F. Hutton, W. R B. Lionheart, Simon Arridge

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The fast development of hybrid imaging modalities in tomography, such as SPECT (single photon emission computed tomography)/CT (computed tomography), PET (positron emission tomography)/MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) and PET/CT, have increased an interest for reconstruction algorithms which are able to utilize a functional and anatomical information at the same time. In this paper a new method proposed for iterative reconstruction with anatomical prior in emission tomography (ET). The introduced regularization term is a modified anisotropic tensor diffusion filter which has shape-adapted smoothing properties. The filter accommodates available anatomical information which results in enhanced position and image dependent spatial ...


A General Compression Approach To Multi-Channel Three-Dimensional Audio, Bin Cheng, Christian Ritz, Ian Burnett, Xiguang Zheng Jan 2013

A General Compression Approach To Multi-Channel Three-Dimensional Audio, Bin Cheng, Christian Ritz, Ian Burnett, Xiguang Zheng

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This paper presents a technique for low bit rate compression of three-dimensional (3D) audio produced by multiple loudspeaker channels. The approach is based on the time-frequency analysis of the localization of spatial sound sources within the 3D space as rendered by a multi-channel audio signal (in this case 16 channels). This analysis results in the derivation of a stereo downmix signal representing the original 16 channels. Alternatively, a mono-downmix signal with side information representing the location of sound sources within the 3D spatial scene can also be derived. The resulting downmix signals are then compressed with a traditional audio coder ...


Large Networks Of Vertical Multi-Layer Graphenes With Morphology-Tunable Magnetoresistance, Zengji Yue, Igor Levchenko, Shailesh Kumar, Donghan Seo, Xiaolin Wang, S X. Dou, Kostya Ken Ostrikov Jan 2013

Large Networks Of Vertical Multi-Layer Graphenes With Morphology-Tunable Magnetoresistance, Zengji Yue, Igor Levchenko, Shailesh Kumar, Donghan Seo, Xiaolin Wang, S X. Dou, Kostya Ken Ostrikov

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We report on the comparative study of magnetotransport properties of large-area vertical few-layer graphene networks with different morphologies, measured in a strong (up to 10 T) magnetic field over a wide temperature range. The petal-like and tree-like graphene networks grown by a plasma enhanced CVD process on a thin (500 nm) silicon oxide layer supported by a silicon wafer demonstrate a significant difference in the resistance-magnetic field dependencies at temperatures ranging from 2 to 200 K. This behaviour is explained in terms of the effect of electron scattering at ultra-long reactive edges and ultra-dense boundaries of the graphene nanowalls. Our ...