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Zhao, Xiujie (author), Chen, P. (author), Gaudoin, Olivier (author), Doyen, Laurent (author)
This study proposes a framework to analyze accelerated degradation testing (ADT) data in the presence of inspection effects. Motivated by a real dataset from the electric industry, we study two types of effects induced by inspections. After each inspection, the system degradation level instantaneously reduces by a random value. Meanwhile, the...
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Jia, W. (author), Markine, V.L. (author), Jing, Guoqing (author)
Under the high requirement of ballast materials and the frequent maintenance of high-speed and heavy-haul railway, the maintenance cost and material consumption become an important problem. Several methods are used to increase the stability and service life of railway structure, also using recycled materials in ballast bed construction can be a...
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Donlon, Craig J. (author), Cullen, Robert (author), Giulicchi, Luisella (author), Vuilleumier, Pierrik (author), Francis, C. Richard (author), Kuschnerus, M. (author), Simpson, William (author), Bouridah, Abderrazak (author), Caleno, Mauro (author)
Given the considerable range of applications within the European Union Copernicus system, sustained satellite altimetry missions are required to address operational, science and societal needs. This article describes the Copernicus Sentinel-6 mission that is designed to provide precision sea level, sea surface height, significant wave height,...
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Zhang, Yu (author), Dwight, R.P. (author), Schmelzer, M. (author), Gómez, Javier F. (author), Han, Zhong hua (author), Hickel, S. (author)
Multi-fidelity optimization methods promise a high-fidelity optimum at a cost only slightly greater than a low-fidelity optimization. This promise is seldom achieved in practice, due to the requirement that low- and high-fidelity models correlate well. In this article, we propose an efficient bi-fidelity shape optimization method for...
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Fahd, Faisal (author), Yang, M. (author), Khan, Faisal (author), Veitch, Brian (author)
This paper investigates the linkage between the acute impacts on apex marine mammals with polar cod responses to an oil spill. It proposes a Bayesian network-based model to link these direct and indirect effects on the apex marine mammals. The model predicts a recruitment collapse (for the scenarios considered), causing a higher risk of...
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Gonzalez Acosta, J.L. (author), Vardon, P.J. (author), Hicks, M.A. (author)
Mesh based methods such as the finite element method (FEM) are the most usually used techniques for analysing soil-structure interaction problems in geotechnical engineering. Nevertheless, standard FEM is unable to simulate large deformations and contact, hindering the realistic simulation of rotational, sliding, pull-out and overturning...
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Mohammadi, Majid (author), Mousavi, S. Hamid (author), Effati, Sohrab (author)
With the advancement in information technology, datasets with an enormous amount of data are available. The classification task on these datasets is more time- and memory-consuming as the number of data increases. The support vector machine (SVM), which is arguably the most popular classification technique, has disappointing performance in...
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Wei, L. (author), Zietzschmann, F.E. (author), Rietveld, L.C. (author), van Halem, D. (author)
Millions of people worldwide are exposed to excessive concentrations of fluoride (F<sup>−</sup>) from groundwater sources. Ca-Al-CO<sub>3</sub> layered double hydroxides (LDHs) have shown promising defluoridation efficiency; however, defluoridation by Ca-Al-CO<sub>3</sub> LDHs is highly pH sensitive. This study showed that simultaneous...
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van Kuijk, J.J.A. (author), Alderliesten, R.C. (author), Benedictus, R. (author)
An important figure was omitted from this article, as Fig. 11 was repeated in Fig. 12. The image below shows the correct version of Fig. 12 that should have appeared in the article. [Figure presented]
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Peyghami, S. (author), Blaabjerg, Frede (author), Palensky, P. (author)
This article aims to incorporate the reliability model of power electronic converters into power system reliability analysis. The converter reliability has widely been explored in device- and converter-levels according to physics of failure analysis. However, optimal decision-making for design, planning, operation, and maintenance of power...
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Zhu, Q. (author), Zaidman, A.E. (author), Panichella, A. (author)
Mutation testing is well-known for its efficacy in assessing test quality, and starting to be applied in the industry. However, what should a developer do when confronted with a low mutation score? Should the test suite be plainly reinforced to increase the mutation score, or should the production code be improved as well, to make the...
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Abdul Madhar, S. (author), Mor, A. R. (author), Mraz, Petr (author), Ross, Robert (author)
This paper presents the investigation on surface discharge behavior of various dielectric samples under DC. It sequentially develops the knowledge base for the study and analysis of the partial discharge (PD) defect with the goal of PD defect identification under DC. In order to facilitate this, the material properties of the dielectric are...
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Grayver, Alexander V. (author), Kuvshinov, Alexey (author), Werthmüller, D. (author)
Electric currents induced in conductive planetary interiors by time-varying magnetospheric and ionospheric current systems have a significant effect on electromagnetic (EM) field observations. Complete characterization of EM induction effects is difficult owing to nonlinear interactions between the three-dimensional electrical structure of a...
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Chen, Y. (author), Copuroglu, Oguzhan (author), Romero Rodriguez, C. (author), França de Mendonça Filho, F. (author), Schlangen, E. (author)
For many 3D printed cementitious materials, air voids may play a dominant role in the interlayer bond strength. However, to date, far too little attention has been paid to reveal the air void characteristics in 3D printed cementitious materials. Therefore, to fill this gap, this study attempts to provide an example of systematically...
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El-Dessouky, Hassan M. (author), Saleh, M.A.S.N. (author), Wang, Ying (author), Alotaibi, Mohamed S. (author)
The effect of the weaving architecture and the z-binding yarns, for 2D and 3D woven composites on the low-velocity impact resistance of carbon fibre reinforced composites, is investigated and benchmarked against noncrimp fabric (NCF). Four architectures, namely: NCF, 2D plain weave (2D-PW), 3D orthogonal: plain (ORT-PW) and twill (ORT-TW), were...
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Shekhar, A. (author), Soeiro, Thiago B. (author), Wu, Y. (author), Bauer, P. (author)
DC links with back to back voltage source converters are usually built alongside the existing medium voltage ac distribution grids for infrastructure reinforcement. The distribution network operators need to run multiple of such parallel ac and dc links between two substations at optimal efficiency. This article shows that the active power...
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Giulianetti de Almeida, M.P. (author), Mockaitis, Gustavo (author), Weissbrodt, D.G. (author)
Milk discovery and processing enabled human settling and thriving in various settings. The discovery of cheese led to the production of whey as dairy by-product. Although it can find application in food, beverages, personal care products, pharmaceuticals and medical treatment, cheese whey is a massive dairying residue world-wide (154 Mm3·y-1)...
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Zhang, P. (author), Li, S. (author), Nunez, Alfredo (author), Li, Z. (author)
In this paper, we present a solution method based on finite element (FE) modeling to predict multimodal dispersive waves in a free rail. As well as the modal behaviors and wavenumber-frequency dispersion relations, the phase and group velocities of six types of propagative waves are also derived and discussed in detail in the frequency range...
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Fu, Mingyan (author), He, Mingjing (author), Heijman, Sebastiaan (author), van der Hoek, J.P. (author)
Removal of contaminants of emerging concern (CECs) from municipal wastewater is becoming more and more important. On-site regeneration of exhausted adsorbents can be the key to practical applications. In this study, ozone-based regeneration of granular zeolites loaded with acetaminophen (ACE) was investigated. The adsorption capacity of ACE was...
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Piao, L. (author), De Vries, Laurens (author), de Weerdt, M.M. (author), Yorke-Smith, N. (author)
DC distribution systems are a promising alternative to existing AC distribution systems. They connect customers to local energy sources without conversion, thus reducing power losses. However, the unique features of DC impose strict requirements for system operation compared to AC. Within the context of a liberalized energy market, this...
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