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Cincotta, Salvatore (author), Khakzad Rostami, N. (author), Cozzani, Valerio (author), Reniers, G.L.L.M.E. (author)
Domino effects triggered by fire can cause extremely severe damages to the chemical and process plants. In the need of a more effective prevention of fire domino effects, the present study focuses on firefighting which has received less attention compared to passive and active fire protection systems. Considering both the vulnerability and...
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van de Weg, Goof Sterk (author), Hegyi, A. (author), Hoogendoorn, S.P. (author), De Schutter, B.H.K. (author)
Freeway congestion can reduce the freeway throughput due to the capacity drop or due to blocking caused by spillback to upstream ramps. Research has shown that congestion can be reduced by the application of ramp metering and variable speed limits. Model predictive control is a promising strategy for the optimization of the ramp metering...
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Pecci, Filippo (author), Abraham, E. (author), Stoianov, Ivan (author)
The optimal placement and operation of pressure control valves in water distribution networks is a challenging engineering problem. When formulated in a mathematical optimization framework, this problem results in a nonconvex mixed integer nonlinear program (MINLP), which has combinatorial computational complexity. As a result, the considered...
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Wiegmans, B. (author), Champagne-Gelinas, Alex (author), Duchesne, Samuël (author), Slack, Brian (author), Witte, Patrick (author)
The main research problem has been analyzing and comparing the efficiencies of road and rail freight transport networks in different geographical contexts and derive policy suggestions from the results based on a dataset that spans multiple continents, covers multiple countries and covers a longer time period. For Europe, the benchmarking...
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Sophocleous, Sophocles (author), Savić, Dragan (author), Kapelan, Z. (author)
This research article presents a model-based framework for detecting and localizing leaks in water distribution networks (WDNs). The framework uses optimization and systematic search space reduction. The method employs two stages: (1) the search space reduction (SSR) stage and (2) the leakage detection and localization stage (LDL). During SSR...
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Rostampour Samarin, Vahab (author), Ter Haar, Ole (author), Keviczky, T. (author)
This paper presents a framework to carry out multi-area stochastic reserve scheduling (RS) based on an AC optimal power flow (OPF) model with high penetration of wind power using distributed consensus and the alternating direction method of multipliers (ADMM). We first formulate the OPF-RS problem using semidefinite programming (SDP) in...
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Langelaar, M. (author)
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to communicate a method to perform simultaneous topology optimization of component and support structures considering typical metal additive manufacturing (AM) restrictions and post-print machining requirements. Design/methodology/approach: An integrated topology optimization is proposed using two density...
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Boots, A. S.T. (author), Krijgsman, L. E. (author), de Ruiter, B. J.M. (author), Lampaert, S.G.E. (author), Spronck, J.W. (author)
Ferrofluid pocket bearings are a type of bearing that are able to carry a load using an air pocket encapsulated by a ferrofluid seal. Previously designed ferrofluid bearings show the great potential of the stick-slip-free and low viscous friction bearings, however until now the load capacity is limited. In this article a method is presented...
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Haverkort, J.W. (author)
Using electrodes or catalytic layers that are porous increases the reactive surface area but also the distance that ions and electrons have to travel. Thicker electrodes, through their larger surface area, reduce the activation overpotential but increase the ohmic losses. There will therefore be an electrode thickness for which the voltage...
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Nakayama, S. (author), Blacquière, G. (author), Ishiyama, Tomohide (author)
Blended acquisition along with efficient spatial sampling is capable of providing high-quality seismic data in a cost-effective and productive manner. While deblending and data reconstruction conventionally accompany this way of data acquisition, the recorded data can be processed directly to estimate subsurface properties. We establish a...
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Lezama, Fernando (author), Soares, João (author), Vale, Zita (author), Rueda Torres, José L. (author), Rivera, Sergio (author), Elrich, István (author)
This paper summarizes the two testbeds, datasets, and results of the IEEE PES Working Group on Modern Heuristic Optimization (WGMHO) 2017 Competition on Smart Grid Operation Problems. The competition is organized with the aim of closing the gap between theory and real-world applications of evolutionary computation. Testbed 1 considers...
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Chen, Y. (author), Voskov, D.V. (author)
The current situation with green gas emission requires the development of low-carbon energy solutions. However, a significant part of the modern energy industry still relies on fossil fuels. To combine these two contradictory targets, we investigate a strategy based on a combination of CO<sub>2</sub> sequestration with enhanced oil recovery ...
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Gökçe, H. Süleyman (author), Yalçinkaya, Ç. (author), Tuyan, Murat (author)
High performance concrete has been often preferred in special engineering structures and in challenging composites products. Researchers have recently focused on the radiation shielding characteristics of these type concrete mixtures due to rising nuclear industry in the developing world. In the study, performance of reactive powder concrete...
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Digna, R.F.M.O. (author), Castro Gama, M.E. (author), van der Zaag, P. (author), Mohamed, Yasir A. (author), Corzo, Gerald (author), Uhlenbrook, S. (author)
The Eastern Nile Basin is facing a number of transboundary issues, including water resources development, and the associated impacts. The Nile Basin, particularly the Eastern Nile Sub-basin, is considered as one of a few international river systems of potential conflicts between riparian countries. The Eastern Nile is characterized by the...
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Smits, J.E.P. (author), Eigenraam, P. (author), Gkaidatzis, R. (author), Visser, Dirk Rinze (author), Wong, Kailin (author), Wassermann-Fry, Stephan (author)
This paper investigates the symbiotic relationship between the architectural appearance of a bridge and the structural design. The research is done by reviewing and comparing the design methodology employed by the first author in the conceptualization of two of his bridges; an early work from 1997 and a recent work from 2017. The review of the...
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Zhou, K. (author), Gorte, B. (author), Lindenbergh, R.C. (author), Widyaningrum, E. (author)
Change detection is an essential step to locate the area where an old model should be updated. With high density and accuracy, LiDAR data is often used to create a 3D city model. However, updating LiDAR data at state or nation level often takes years. Very high resolution (VHR) images with high updating rate is therefore an option for change...
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Ma, Wanjing (author), Zou, Li (author), Dai, Kun (author), Gartner, Nathan H. (author), Wang, M. (author)
Arterial traffic signal coordination makes traffic flow more efficient and safer. This paper presents a partition-enabled multi-mode band (PM-BAND) model that is designed to solve the signal coordination problem for arterials with multiple modes, i.e., passenger cars and transit vehicles. The proposed method permits the progression bands to...
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Ghaemi, N. (author), Cats, O. (author), Goverde, R.M.P. (author)
In case of railway disruptions, traffic controllers are responsible for dealing with disrupted traffic and reduce the negative impact for the rest of the network. In case of a complete blockage when no train can use an entire track, a common practice is to short-turn trains. Trains approaching the blockage cannot proceed according to their...
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Yuksel-Pelk, C. (author), Minnecker, Corinna (author), Soleymani Shishvan, M. (author), Benndorf, J. (author), Buxton, M.W.N. (author)
A primary concern of the mining industry is to meet production targets, which are required and defined by customers. Deviations from these targets, in terms of quality and quantity, highly affect the economical aspect. Recently, an efficient resource model updating framework concept has been proposed aiming for the improvement of raw material...
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Swaminathan, Siva (author), Wang, X. (author), Zhou, Bingyu (author), Baldi, S. (author)
Heating, ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC) units in buildings form a system-of-subsystems entity that must be accurately integrated and controlled by the building automation system to ensure the occupants' comfort with reduced energy consumption. As control of HVACs involves a standardized hierarchy of high-level set-point control and...
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