The existing methods of determining testing period do not consider the effect of working condition covariates on reliability testing period of Numerical Control (NC) machine tools, which may lead to high-cost testing or low-precision assessment. Aiming at the problem, a new method of determining the testing period considering working condition covariates is proposed. The change...

A generalized economic model with two kinds of agents (farmers and landlords) is investigated. Farmers produce grains by renting lands from landlords. The land which is not rented is cultivated by less productive landlords. The economy is assumed to be with extreme frictions so that there are no markets for agents to trade grains. The rental rate is determined by the equilibrium...

A meshless method based on the singular boundary method is developed for the numerical solution of the time-dependent nonlinear sine-Gordon equation with Neumann boundary condition. In this method, by using a time discrete scheme to approximate the time derivatives, the time-dependent nonlinear problem is transformed into a sequence of time-independent linear boundary value...

A new method for the estimation of initial conditions (ICs) in a PM2.5 transport adjoint model is proposed in this paper. In this method, we construct the field of ICs by interpolating values at independent points using the surface spline interpolation. Compared to the traditionally used linear interpolation, the surface spline interpolation has an advantage for reconstructing...

We propose a strategy to solve the tracking and regulation problem for a 2DOF underactuated mass-spring-damper system with backlash on the underactuated joint, parametric uncertainties, and partial measurement of the state vector. The design of the controller is divided into two stages; in the first stage, it is assumed that the full state vector and all perturbations in the...

The second-order chaotic oscillation system model is used to analyze the dynamic behavior of chaotic oscillations in power system. To suppress chaos and stabilize voltage within bounded time independent of initial condition, an adaptive fixed-time fast terminal sliding mode chaos control strategy is proposed. Compared with the conventional fast terminal sliding mode control...

This article introduces two approximations that allow the evaluation of Fresnel integrals without the need for using numerical algorithms. These equations accomplish the characteristic of being continuous in the same interval as Fresnel. Both expressions have been determined applying the least squares method to suitable expressions. Accuracy of equations improves as increases; as...

Bonded composite patches are very appropriate for aircraft structural repair, showing very good properties when compared with traditional mechanical fastening of metal sheets. The curing process of the composite patch must be done “onsite” and a direct resistive heating method has been proposed. The heat produced by the electric current through the Joule effect when crossing the...

For searching and detecting near-field unknown ferromagnetic targets, four automatic search algorithms are proposed based on magnetic anomaly information from any position on planes or in space. Firstly, gradient search algorithms and enhanced gradient search algorithms are deduced using magnetic modulus anomaly information and magnetic vector anomaly information. In each...

Propagation of current waves along randomly located multiconductor transmission lines inside a rectangular resonator is investigated. Two different line configurations are considered: parallel wires and perpendicular lines. The analytical solutions for both types of lines are obtained, using the method of symmetrical lines inside the resonator. Computer realization of this method...

The nonlocal means filter plays an important role in image denoising. We propose in this paper an image denoising model which is a suitable improvement of the nonlocal means filter. We compare this model with the nonlocal means filter, both theoretically and experimentally. Experiment results show that this new model provides good results for image denoising. Particularly, it is...

Wireless sensor networks (WSNs) are widely used in various fields to monitor and track various targets by gathering information, such as vehicle tracking and environment and health monitoring. The information gathered by the sensor nodes becomes meaningful only if it is known where it was collected from. Considering that multilateral algorithm and MDS algorithm can locate the...

A coupled thermal-hydraulic-mechanical (THM) model is developed to simulate the combined effect of fracture fluid flow, heat transfer from the matrix to injected fluid, and shearing dilation behaviors in a coupled fracture-matrix hot volcanic reservoir system. Fluid flows in the fracture are calculated based on the cubic law. Heat transfer within the fracture involved is thermal...

When travelling via metro networks during the start- or end-of-service period, transferring passengers may suffer a transfer failure. Accordingly, the synchronization timetabling problem necessitates consideration of transfer waiting time and transfer availability with respect to the first or last train. Hence, transfer train index (TTI) is formulated to identify the transfer...

Geomaterials generally show strain-softening characteristics after peak-load. Based on the triaxial test for sandy mudstone, a simple elastopeak plastic-strain-softening-damage model (EPSDM) was proposed. Compared with the traditional strain-softening model, EPSDM shows obvious plastic bearing characteristics before strain softening. Then, the closed-formed solution of circular...

The high-strength concrete-filled thin-walled steel tubular (HCFTST) columns, as a relatively new type structure member, could reduce the section size to obtain the favorable architecture aesthetic effects and gain further economic benefits. In this paper, the HCFTST columns were optimized on the basis of the orthogonal array of (45) with three tested parameters. The orthogonal...

The model pump is a high-speed, high-power pump designed to achieve rapid mine flooding rescue. This study conducted experiments to investigate pump performance curves, including head, efficiency, and power for the following six different rotation speeds: 3000, 3600, 4200, 4800, 5400, and 6000 rpm. Then, the numerical simulation method based on computational fluid dynamics...

This paper investigates the asymptotic stability of a class of TS fuzzy switched systems when an arbitrary switching strategy is adopted. The proposed method, applied to neutral and retarded-type systems, is based on the vector-norms approach. The idea consists in defining a common comparison system to all the fuzzy models. If this comparison system can be described by a state...

This paper investigates the steady-state periodic motion in the excited and damped one-degree-of-freedom Duffing oscillator. The oscillator is of the pure cubic type. The excitation is periodical and described by the product of two Jacobi elliptic functions. The mathematical model of the oscillator is a nonhomogeneous second-order strong nonlinear differential equation. The paper...

In order to predict and study the sound quality of automobile exhaust noise, Zwicker steady-state and time-varying method were applied to calculate the psychoacoustic objective parameter values in terms of the exhaust noise of sample cars at uniform velocity and accelerated velocity; Thereby, a prediction model of GA-BP sound quality based on psychoacoustic objective parameters...

Technique for Order Performance by Similarity to Ideal Solution (TOPSIS) method has been extended in previous literature to consider the situation with interval input data. However, the weights associated with criteria are still subjectively assigned by decision makers. This paper develops a mathematical programming model to determine objective weights for the implementation of...

Point defects created by the collisions of high-energy particles and their subsequent evolutions form the foundation for all observed irradiation effects. Qualitative analysis is performed for the local and global behaviors of the planar system of nonlinear ordinary differential equations for the point defects balance model. The results indicated that the evolution behavior for...

The nonlinear Narimanov-Moiseev multimodal equations are used to study the swirling-type resonant sloshing in a circular base container occurring due to an orbital (rotary) tank motion in the horizontal plane with the forcing frequency close to the lowest natural sloshing frequency. An asymptotic steady-state solution is constructed and the response amplitude curves are analyzed...

In order to predict and study the sound quality of automobile exhaust noise, Zwicker steady-state and time-varying method were applied to calculate the psychoacoustic objective parameter values in terms of the exhaust noise of sample cars at uniform velocity and accelerated velocity; Thereby, a prediction model of GA-BP sound quality based on psychoacoustic objective parameters...