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

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

Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences - Papers

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.


Scientific Teams: Self-Assembly, Fluidness, And Interdependence, Jian Wang, Diana Hicks 2015 Katholieke Universiteit Leuven

Scientific Teams: Self-Assembly, Fluidness, And Interdependence, Jian Wang, Diana Hicks

Jian Wang

Science is increasingly produced in collaborative teams, but collaborative teams in science are self-assembled and fluid. Such characteristics call for a network approach to account for external activities responsible for team product but taking place beyond closed team boundaries in the open network. Given such characteristics of collaborative teams in science, we empirically test the interdependence between collaborative teams in the same network. Specifically, using fixed effects Poisson models and panel data of 1310 American scientists’ life-time publication histories, we demonstrate knowledge spillovers from new collaborators to other teams not involving these new collaborators. Our findings have important implications for ...


Building The New England Collaborative Data Management Curriculum, Donna Kafel, Andrew T. Creamer, Elaine R. Martin 2015 University of Massachusetts Medical School

Building The New England Collaborative Data Management Curriculum, Donna Kafel, Andrew T. Creamer, Elaine R. Martin

Journal of eScience Librarianship

The need for a curriculum designed for librarians to use for teaching STEM research data management skills to their constituents from diverse STEM disciplines has been widely identified. (Qin and D’Ignazio 2010). From 2012-2014, a collaborative group of New England librarians, led by a project team from the University of Massachusetts Medical School, developed lecture notes, presentation slides, assignments, readings, and case studies for teaching research data management. The New England Collaborative Data Management Curriculum (NECDMC) is unique in its flexibility; providing subject agnostic instructional materials in a modular format for teaching common data management best practices along with ...


A Subspace Projection Approach For Wall Clutter Mitigation In Through-The-Wall Radar Imaging, Fok Hing Chi Tivive, Abdesselam Bouzerdoum, Moeness Amin 2015 University of Wollongong

A Subspace Projection Approach For Wall Clutter Mitigation In Through-The-Wall Radar Imaging, Fok Hing Chi Tivive, Abdesselam Bouzerdoum, Moeness Amin

Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences - Papers

One of the main challenges in through-the-wall radar imaging (TWRI) is the strong exterior wall returns, which tend to obscure indoor stationary targets, rendering target detection and classification difficult, if not impossible. In this paper, an effective wall clutter mitigation approach is proposed for TWRI that does not require knowledge of the background scene nor does it rely on accurate modeling and estimation of wall parameters. The proposed approach is based on the relative strength of the exterior wall returns compared to behind-wall targets. It applies singular value decomposition to the data matrix constructed from the space-frequency measurements to identify ...


A Study Of The Behaviour Of Fresh And Coal Fouled Ballast Reinforced By Geogrid Using The Discrete Element Method, Ngoc Trung Ngo, Buddhima Indraratna, Cholachat Rujikiatkamjorn 2015 University of Wollongong

A Study Of The Behaviour Of Fresh And Coal Fouled Ballast Reinforced By Geogrid Using The Discrete Element Method, Ngoc Trung Ngo, Buddhima Indraratna, Cholachat Rujikiatkamjorn

Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences - Papers

Geogrids are widely used in ballasted rail tracks for reinforcement and stabilisation. During train operation, ballast becomes contaminated or fouled due to infiltration of fines from the surface, mud pumping from the subgrade, and degradation, which decreases the performance of the geogrids. This paper presents the results of a laboratory and numerical simulation to study the effect that coal fines have on the interface between ballast and geogrid. The stress-strain behaviour of fresh and fouled ballast reinforced by geogrid was investigated via a series of large scale direct shear tests in the laboratory and numerical simulations using the Discrete Element ...


Application Of The Largest Lyapunov Exponent Algorithm For Feature Extraction In Low Speed Slew Bearing Condition Monitoring, Wahyu Caesarendra, Prabuono Buyung Kosasih, A Kiet Tieu, Craig A. S Moodie 2015 University of Wollongong

Application Of The Largest Lyapunov Exponent Algorithm For Feature Extraction In Low Speed Slew Bearing Condition Monitoring, Wahyu Caesarendra, Prabuono Buyung Kosasih, A Kiet Tieu, Craig A. S Moodie

Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences - Papers

This paper presents a new application of the largest Lyapunov exponent (LLE) algorithm for feature extraction method in low speed slew bearing condition monitoring. The LLE algorithm is employed to measure the degree of non-linearity of the vibration signal which is not easily monitored by existing methods. The method is able to detect changes in the condition of the bearing and demonstrates better tracking of the progressive deterioration of the bearing during the 139 measurement days than comparable methods such as the time domain feature methods based on root mean square (RMS), skewness and kurtosis extraction from the raw vibration ...


Micro Sheet Hydroforming Process Of Ultra-Thin Pure Titanium Foil, Hideki Sato, Kenichi Manabe, Dongbin Wei, Zhengyi Jiang, Daiki Kondo 2015 Tokyo Metropolitan University

Micro Sheet Hydroforming Process Of Ultra-Thin Pure Titanium Foil, Hideki Sato, Kenichi Manabe, Dongbin Wei, Zhengyi Jiang, Daiki Kondo

Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences - Papers

A micro hydromechanical deep drawing is carried out using the pure titanium and the effect of fluid pressure on formability of pure titanium is investigated. The experiments are performed using the two kinds of pure titanium foils (TR270C-H and TR270C-O) and stainless steel foil (SUS304-H) with 50 thickness and the cylindrical and conical punches. As a result, it is found that the peeling off the oxide film of pure titanium can be reduced by applying the fluid pressure because the friction force and contact pressure between the blank and die decreases. However, the formability is lower for pure titanium than ...


Influence Of Loading Conditions During Tensile Testing On Acoustic Emission, Turbadrakh Chuluunbat, Cheng Lu, Andrii Kostryzhev, A Kiet Tieu 2015 University of Wollongong

Influence Of Loading Conditions During Tensile Testing On Acoustic Emission, Turbadrakh Chuluunbat, Cheng Lu, Andrii Kostryzhev, A Kiet Tieu

Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences - Papers

The Acoustic Emission (AE) monitoring technique is widely used in mechanical and material research for detection of plastic deformation, fracture initiation and crack growth. However, the influence of AE features (such as signal amplitude, frequency, rise time and duration) on the fracture parameters (such as brittle or ductile mode of propagation and fracture propagation speed) is not completely understood. In this paper, the effect of loading conditions on fracture behavior was studied using AE monitoring during tensile testing of an aluminum alloy specimen. The fracture development was observed using a high speed video camera and was analyzed using the finite ...


Microgrid Capability Diagram: A Tool For Optimal Grid-Tied Operation, Athmi Jayawardena, Lasantha Meegahapola, Duane A. Robinson, Sarath Perera 2015 University of Wollongong

Microgrid Capability Diagram: A Tool For Optimal Grid-Tied Operation, Athmi Jayawardena, Lasantha Meegahapola, Duane A. Robinson, Sarath Perera

Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences - Papers

The microgrid paradigm has gained much interest in the electricity industry due to the increased penetration of distributed resources. A grid-tied microgrid can be viewed as a single generating entity or a load depending on its power export and import at the grid supply point. Similar to conventional generators, grid-tied microgrids have the potential to be able to participate in the energy market in the future to achieve technical, financial and environmental benefits. Effective participation in the energy markets requires numerous planning tools and a comprehensive understanding of the full capability of the microgrid. This paper presents a systematic approach ...


Coupled Discrete Element-Finite Difference Method For Analysing The Load-Deformation Behaviour Of A Single Stone Column In Soft Soil, Buddhima Indraratna, Ngoc Trung Ngo, Cholachat Rujikiatkamjorn, Scott W. Sloan 2015 University of Wollongong

Coupled Discrete Element-Finite Difference Method For Analysing The Load-Deformation Behaviour Of A Single Stone Column In Soft Soil, Buddhima Indraratna, Ngoc Trung Ngo, Cholachat Rujikiatkamjorn, Scott W. Sloan

Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences - Papers

Experimental studies and numerical modelling of the deformation of soft clay stabilised by stone columns have been conducted over the past few decades. Continuum-based numerical models have provided valuable insight into the prediction of settlement, lateral deformation, and stress and strain-rate dependent behaviour of stone columns at a macroscopic scale, but because they consist of granular material such as crushed rock, gravel, and waste rock aggregates, their behaviour is influenced by inter-particle micromechanics and cannot be modelled properly using these models. In this paper a novel coupled model of the discrete element method (DEM) and finite difference method (FDM) is ...


Oxide Scale Characterization Of Ferritic Stainless Steel And Its Deformation And Friction In Hot Rolling, Xiawei Cheng, Zhengyi Jiang, Dongbin Wei, Liang HAO, Jingwei Zhao, Laizhu Jiang 2015 University of Wollongong

Oxide Scale Characterization Of Ferritic Stainless Steel And Its Deformation And Friction In Hot Rolling, Xiawei Cheng, Zhengyi Jiang, Dongbin Wei, Liang Hao, Jingwei Zhao, Laizhu Jiang

Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences - Papers

The oxidation kinetics of ferritic stainless steel 430 was studied in dry and humid air at 1090 °C by Thermo Gravimetric Analysis (TGA). Different atmospheres and heating times were adopted for reheating to obtain different compositions and thickness of the oxide scale. Hot rolling was performed on a 2-high Hille 100 experimental rolling mill at various reductions. Oxide scale thickness and composition were analysed with optical microscopy (OM), scanning electron microscope (SEM) and X-ray diffraction (XRD). The surface profiles were examined by a digital microscope, and the topographic features of the thin oxide scale surface were examined with an atomic ...


A Multi-Objective Design Optimization Strategy For Vertical Ground Heat Exchangers, Su Huang, Zhenjun Ma, Fenghao Wang 2015 University of Wollongong

A Multi-Objective Design Optimization Strategy For Vertical Ground Heat Exchangers, Su Huang, Zhenjun Ma, Fenghao Wang

Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences - Papers

A multi-objective design optimization strategy for vertical U-tube ground heat exchangers (GHEs) is presented to minimize the system upfront cost and entropy generation number simultaneously. Five design variables of vertical U-tube GHEs, including borehole number, borehole depth, borehole radius, U-tube outer radius and fluid mass flow rate, are first selected via a global sensitivity analysis method, and then optimized by a genetic algorithm (GA) optimizer implemented in MATLAB. Based on the Pareto frontier obtained from the GA optimization, a decision-making strategy is then used to determine a final solution. Two case studies are presented to validate the effectiveness of the ...


Crystal Plasticity Finite Element Method Modelling Of Indentation Size Effect, Mao Liu, Cheng Lu, A Kiet Tieu 2015 University of Wollongong

Crystal Plasticity Finite Element Method Modelling Of Indentation Size Effect, Mao Liu, Cheng Lu, A Kiet Tieu

Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences - Papers

A crystal plasticity finite element method (CPFEM) model has been developed to investigate the indentation size effect (ISE) of aluminium single crystal during nano-indentation. The simulated results have been validated by comparison with experimental observations. The load-hardness curves from simulation are consistent with the experimental results. The mathematic relationship between load and indentation depth has been built to investigate indentation size effect. In addition, the Mises stress, critical resolved shear stress, stress and shear strain rates for a selected element and the lattice curvature have been studied to explain indentation size effect.


Efficient Algorithms For Secure Outsourcing Of Bilinear Pairings, Xiaofeng Chen, Willy Susilo, Jin Li, Duncan Wong, Jianfeng Ma, Shaohua Tang, Qiang Tang 2015 Xidian University

Efficient Algorithms For Secure Outsourcing Of Bilinear Pairings, Xiaofeng Chen, Willy Susilo, Jin Li, Duncan Wong, Jianfeng Ma, Shaohua Tang, Qiang Tang

Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences - Papers

The computation of bilinear pairings has been considered the most expensive operation in pairing-based cryptographic protocols. In this paper, we first propose an efficient and secure outsourcing algorithm for bilinear pairings in the two untrusted program model. Compared with the state-of-the-art algorithm, a distinguishing property of our proposed algorithm is that the (resource-constrained) outsourcer is not required to perform any expensive operations, such as point multiplications or exponentiations. Furthermore, we utilize this algorithm as a subroutine to achieve outsource-secure identity-based encryptions and signatures.


Ambiguous Optimistic Fair Exchange: Definition And Constructions, Qiong Huang, Guomin Yang, Duncan Wong, Willy Susilo 2015 South China Agricultural University

Ambiguous Optimistic Fair Exchange: Definition And Constructions, Qiong Huang, Guomin Yang, Duncan Wong, Willy Susilo

Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences - Papers

Optimistic fair exchange (OFE) is a protocol for solving the problem of exchanging items or services in a fair manner between two parties, a signer and a verifier, with the help of an arbitrator which is called in only when a dispute happens between the two parties. In almost all the previous work on OFE, after obtaining a partial signature from the signer, the verifier can present it to others and show that the signer has indeed committed itself to something corresponding to the partial signature evenprior to the completion of the transaction. In some scenarios, this capability given to ...


A Short Identity-Based Proxy Ring Signature Scheme From Rsa, Maryam Rjabzadeh Asaar, Mahmoud Salmasizadeh, Willy Susilo 2015 Sharif University of Technology

A Short Identity-Based Proxy Ring Signature Scheme From Rsa, Maryam Rjabzadeh Asaar, Mahmoud Salmasizadeh, Willy Susilo

Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences - Papers

Identity-based proxy ring signature concept was introduced by Cheng et al. in 2004. This primitive is useful where the privacy of proxy signers is required. In this paper, the first short provably secure identity-based proxy ring signature scheme from RSA assumption has been proposed. In addition, the security of the proposed scheme tightly reduces to the RSA assumption, and therefore, the proposed scheme has a proper advantage in security reduction compared to the ones from RSA. The proposed scheme not only outperforms the existing schemes in terms of efficiency and practicality, but also does not suffer from the proxy key ...


A Multi-Bead Overlapping Model For Robotic Wire And Arc Additive Manufacturing (Waam), Donghong Ding, Zengxi Pan, Dominic Cuiuri, Huijun Li 2015 University of Wollongong

A Multi-Bead Overlapping Model For Robotic Wire And Arc Additive Manufacturing (Waam), Donghong Ding, Zengxi Pan, Dominic Cuiuri, Huijun Li

Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences - Papers

Wire and arc additive manufacturing (WAAM) is a promising alternative to traditional subtractive manufacturing for fabricating large aerospace components that feature high buy-to-fly ratio. Since the WAAM process builds up a part with complex geometry through the deposition of weld beads on a layer-by-layer basis, it is important to model the geometry of a single weld bead as well as the multi-bead overlapping process in order to achieve high surface quality and dimensional accuracy of the fabricated parts. This study firstly builds models for a single weld bead through various curve fitting methods. The experimental results show that both parabola ...


High Strength And Ductility Of Ultrathin Laminate Foils Using Accumulative Roll Bonding And Asymmetric Rolling, Hailiang Yu, A Kiet Tieu, Syamsul Hadi, Cheng Lu, Ajit R. Godbole, Charlie Kong 2015 University of Wollongong

High Strength And Ductility Of Ultrathin Laminate Foils Using Accumulative Roll Bonding And Asymmetric Rolling, Hailiang Yu, A Kiet Tieu, Syamsul Hadi, Cheng Lu, Ajit R. Godbole, Charlie Kong

Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences - Papers

As product miniaturization is becoming widely popular, many microparts are being produced by microforming of sheets/foils, whose strength needs to be able to maintain structural stability of the micro-components. In addition, their strength and ductility of foils generally reduce with a reduction in the thickness due to the size effect. In this paper, we report the fabrication of an aluminum laminate foil using a combined process of accumulative roll bonding (ARB) and asymmetric rolling (AR). It was found that this improves both strength and ductility. TEM results show that the laminate structures produced by ARB develop an inhomogeneous microstructure ...


Urinary Continence Care In Australian Nursing Homes, Ping Yu, Victoria Traynor, David Hailey 2015 University of Wollongong

Urinary Continence Care In Australian Nursing Homes, Ping Yu, Victoria Traynor, David Hailey

Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences - Papers

Objective Exploring urinary continence (UC) assessment and management practices in Australian nursing homes. Design Mixed method using a questionnaire and interviews. Setting Five nursing homes in Australian metropolitan cities. Subjects Participants 121 staff: mostly female (91%) with a range of roles including personal care assistants (PCAs) (63%), enrolled nurses (ENs) (11%), registered nurses (RNs) (20%) and managers (4%). Main outcomes measure(s) Compliance with and perceptions about UC assessment and management. Results 77% (n=71) of care staff (PCAs, ENs and RNs) were compliant with the UC management protocol of checking for wetness every 2 to 2.5 hours. Toileting ...


Permeable Reactive Barrier Rejuvenation By Alkaline Wastewater, Laura Banasiak, Buddhima Indraratna, Glenys Lugg, Udeshini Pathirage, Geoffrey McIntosh, Neil Rendell 2015 University of Wollongong

Permeable Reactive Barrier Rejuvenation By Alkaline Wastewater, Laura Banasiak, Buddhima Indraratna, Glenys Lugg, Udeshini Pathirage, Geoffrey Mcintosh, Neil Rendell

Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences - Papers

Chemical armouring of recycled concrete in a permeable reactive barrier (PRB) used for the neutralisation of acidic groundwater in acid sulfate soil terrain significantly decreases its acid neutralising capacity (ANC) by approximately 50% compared with its theoretical ANC. A long-term column test was conducted under simulated field groundwater conditions to assess the re-conditioning of armoured recycled concrete aggregates with alkaline wastewater, with the aim to restore and enhance the ANC and longevity of the PRB. The benefits of alkaline wastewater injection included sharp but short enhancement of the recycled concretes' ANC, as indicated by an increase in effluent pH (pH ...


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