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2011

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Performance Analysis Of Numerical Integration Methods In The Trajectory Tracking Application Of Redundant Robot Manipulators, Emre Sariyildiz, Hakan Temeltas Jan 2011

Performance Analysis Of Numerical Integration Methods In The Trajectory Tracking Application Of Redundant Robot Manipulators, Emre Sariyildiz, Hakan Temeltas

Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences - Papers: Part A

Differential kinematic is one of the most important solution methods in robot kinematics. The main advantage of the differential kinematic method is that it can be easily implemented any kind of mechanisms. Also, an accurate and efficient kinematic based trajectory tracking application can be easily implemented by using this method. In differential kinematic method, we use Jacobian as a mapping operator in the velocity space. Inversion of Jacobian matrix transforms the desired trajectory velocities, which are the linear and angular velocities of the end effector, into the joint velocities. The joint velocities are required to be integrated to obtain the ...


Joint Analysis Of Beef Growth And Carcass Quality Traits Through Calculation Of Co-Variance Components And Correlations., H R. Mirzaei, Arunas P. Verbyla, W. S. Pitchford Jan 2011

Joint Analysis Of Beef Growth And Carcass Quality Traits Through Calculation Of Co-Variance Components And Correlations., H R. Mirzaei, Arunas P. Verbyla, W. S. Pitchford

Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences - Papers: Part A

A joint growth-carcass model using random regression was used to estimate the (co)variance components of beef cattle body weights and carcass quality traits and correlations between them. During a four-year period (1994-1997) of the Australian "southern crossbreeding project", mature Hereford cows (N = 581) were mated to 97 sires of Jersey, Wagyu, Angus, Hereford, South Devon, Limousin, and Belgian Blue breeds, resulting in 1141 calves. Data included 13 (for steers) and 8 (for heifers) body weight measurements approximately every 50 days from birth until slaughter and four carcass quality traits: hot standard carcass weight, rump fat depth, rib eye muscle ...


Hierarchical Anatomical Brain Networks For Mci Prediction By Partial Least Square Analysis, Luping Zhou, Yaping Wang, Yang Li, Pew-Thian Yap, Dinggang Shen Jan 2011

Hierarchical Anatomical Brain Networks For Mci Prediction By Partial Least Square Analysis, Luping Zhou, Yaping Wang, Yang Li, Pew-Thian Yap, Dinggang Shen

Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences - Papers: Part A

Owning to its clinical accessibility, T1-weighted MRI has been extensively studied for the prediction of mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and Alzheimer's disease (AD). The tissue volumes of GM, WM and CSF are the most commonly used measures for MCI and AD prediction. We note that disease-induced structural changes may not happen at isolated spots, but in several inter-related regions. Therefore, in this paper we propose to directly extract the inter-region connectivity based features for MCI prediction. This involves constructing a brain network for each subject, with each node representing an ROI and each edge representing regional interactions. This network ...


Prediction Model Of A Joint Analysis Of Beef Growth And Carcass Quality Traits, H R. Mirzaei, Arunas P. Verbyla, Wayne S. Pitchford Jan 2011

Prediction Model Of A Joint Analysis Of Beef Growth And Carcass Quality Traits, H R. Mirzaei, Arunas P. Verbyla, Wayne S. Pitchford

Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences - Papers: Part A

A joint growth-carcass analysis was conducted to develop equations for predicting carcass quality traits associated with variation in growth path of crossbred cattle. During a four-year period (1994-1997) of the Australian "Southern Crossbreeding Project", mature Hereford cows (r = 581) were mated to 97 sires of Jersey, Wagyu, Angus, Hereford, South Devon, Limousin, and Belgian Blue breeds, resulting in 1141 calves. Data included body weight measurements of steers and heifers from birth until slaughter and four carcass quality traits: hot standard carcass weight, rump fat depth, rib eye muscle area, and intramuscular fat content. The model provides nine outputs: median and ...


Three-Dimensional Nonlinear Analysis Of Seismic Ground Response Of Soft Soils In Shanghai, Qingsheng Chen, Guangyun Gao, Junfeng He Jan 2011

Three-Dimensional Nonlinear Analysis Of Seismic Ground Response Of Soft Soils In Shanghai, Qingsheng Chen, Guangyun Gao, Junfeng He

Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences - Papers: Part A

Reduced order bounding surface model was employed to study 3-D seismic ground response of site considering the nonlinearity of soft soils in Shanghai. A nonlinear procedure for response analysis of horizontal layered sites subjected to multidirectional earthquake loading was used to study vertical and horizontal ground responses, respectively, under unidirectional and multidirectional base excitations (Taft). Also, the development of ratio of vertical and horizontal peak acceleration and the effects of the variation of groundwater table on the characteristics of seismic responses were studied. The study results show that the characteristics of vertical seismic ground response are much different from those ...


Reliability Analysis Of Strain-Softening Slopes, Robin N. Chowdhury, Gautam Bhattacharya Jan 2011

Reliability Analysis Of Strain-Softening Slopes, Robin N. Chowdhury, Gautam Bhattacharya

Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences - Papers: Part A

Slope reliability must be considered in the context of a variety of factors which control or influence stability or the balance between disturbing and resisting forces. The problems of slope stability are varied, ranging from fi rst-time failures to reactivated landslides and from minor, localized slope movements to catastrophic events. Reliability analysis within a probabilistic framework offers a very powerful tool for taking into consideration the variability of key geotechnical parameters as well as other uncertainties. In this paper, the progressive decrease in shear strength along potential slip surfaces is considered in terms of a residual factor treated as one ...