Mathematical Problems in Engineering

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List of Papers (Total 806)

A Complete MCDM Model for NPD Performance Assessment in an LED-Based Lighting Plant Factory

Globally, industries and economies have undergone rapid development and expansion over the last several decades. As a result, global warming and environmental contaminations have resulted in climate change and jeopardized food security. In many developing countries, already decreasing crop yields are threatened by extreme weather and soil damaged by genetically modified food...

Influence of Shaft Torsional Stiffness on Dynamic Response of Four-Stage Main Transmission System

Dynamic response analysis has potential for increasing fatigue life of the components in the transmission of a multistage main transmission system. The calculated data can demonstrate the influence of shaft torsional stiffness on dynamic characteristics of the system. Detecting key shafts of the system and analyzing their sensitivity are important for the design of four-stage...

Event-Triggered Output-Feedback Control for Disturbed Linear Systems

In the last few decades, event-triggered control received considerable attention, because of advantages in reducing the resource utilization, such as communication load and processor. In this paper, we propose an event-triggered output-feedback controller for disturbed linear systems, in order to achieve both better resource utilization and disturbance attenuation properties at...

Rocking Response Analysis of Self-Centering Walls under Ground Excitations

This paper presents a numerical procedure to simulate the rocking response of self-centering walls under ground excitations. To this aim, the equations of motion that govern the dynamic response of self-centering walls are first formulated and then solved numerically, in which three different self-centering wall structural systems are considered, that is, (i) including the self...

Nonlinear Vibration of Ladle Crane due to a Moving Trolley

The structural vibration of the main beam of a crane causes fatigue damage and discomfort to the driver. The swing of the payload has an effect on positioning precision, especially for a ladle crane, and this directly affects production safety. To study the influence of system parameters on the vibration of a crane’s main beam and the angle of the payload, a system consisting of...

Asynchronous Communication under Reliable and Unreliable Network Topologies in Distributed Multiagent Systems: A Robust Technique for Computing Average Consensus

Nearly all applications in multiagent systems demand precision, robustness, consistency, and rapid convergence in designing of distributed consensus algorithms. Keeping this thing in our sight, this research suggests a robust consensus protocol for distributed multiagent networks, continuing asynchronous communications, where agent’s states values are updated at diverse interval...

A Novel Technique Based on Visual Words Fusion Analysis of Sparse Features for Effective Content-Based Image Retrieval

Content-based image retrieval (CBIR) is a mechanism that is used to retrieve similar images from an image collection. In this paper, an effective novel technique is introduced to improve the performance of CBIR on the basis of visual words fusion of scale-invariant feature transform (SIFT) and local intensity order pattern (LIOP) descriptors. SIFT performs better on scale changes...

A -Deviation Density Based Clustering Algorithm

Due to the adoption of global parameters, DBSCAN fails to identify clusters with different and varied densities. To solve the problem, this paper extends DBSCAN by exploiting a new density definition and proposes a novel algorithm called -deviation density based DBSCAN (kDDBSCAN). Various datasets containing clusters with arbitrary shapes and different or varied densities are...

Application of Grey Theory in the Construction of Impact Criteria and Prediction Model of Players’ Salary Structure

Salaries of professional players are usually determined prior to the execution of the responsibilities assigned by the organizations and are often based on the expected future performance of these players as derived from their past achievement. The study first identifies criteria that would affect players’ salaries through literature reviews and then utilizes grey relational...

An Improved Genetic Algorithm to Optimize Spatial Locations for Double-Wishbone Type Suspension System with Time Delay

By taking account of double-wishbone independent suspension with two unequal-length arms, the coordinate values of articulated geometry are based on structural limitations and constraint equations of alignment parameters. The sensitivities of front wheel alignment parameters are analyzed using the space analytic geometry method with insight module in ADAMS® software. The...

DEM Investigation of Particle-Scale Mechanical Properties of Frozen Soil Based on the Nonlinear Microcontact Model Incorporating Rolling Resistance

Although frozen soil is in nature the discrete material, it is generally treated as the continuum material. The mechanical properties of frozen soil are so complex to describe adequately by conventional continuum mechanics method. In this study, the nonlinear microcontact model incorporating rolling resistance is proposed to investigate the particle-scale mechanical properties of...

Centralized Resource Allocation and Target Setting Based on Data Envelopment Analysis Model

This paper aims to develop a data envelopment analysis (DEA) based model for allocating input resources and deciding output targets in organizations with a centralized decision-making environment, for example, banks, police stations, and supermarket chains. The central decision-maker has an interest in maximizing the total output production and at the same time minimizing the...

Using an Improved Artificial Bee Colony Algorithm for Parameter Estimation of a Dynamic Grain Flow Model

An effective method is proposed to estimate the parameters of a dynamic grain flow model (DGFM). To this end, an improved artificial bee colony (IABC) algorithm is used to estimate unknown parameters of DGFM with minimizing a given objective function. A comparative study of the performance of the IABC algorithm and the other ABC variants on several benchmark functions is carried...

Fixed-Time Stability of the Hydraulic Turbine Governing System

This paper studies the problem of fixed-time stability of hydraulic turbine governing system with the elastic water hammer nonlinear model. To control and improve the quality of hydraulic turbine governing system, a new fixed-time control strategy is proposed, which can stabilize the water turbine governing system within a fixed time. Compared with the finite-time control...

On a Nonlinear Wave Equation of Kirchhoff-Carrier Type: Linear Approximation and Asymptotic Expansion of Solution in a Small Parameter

We consider the Robin-Dirichlet problem for a nonlinear wave equation of Kirchhoff-Carrier type. Using the Faedo-Galerkin method and the linearization method for nonlinear terms, the existence and uniqueness of a weak solution are proved. An asymptotic expansion of high order in a small parameter of a weak solution is also discussed.

Transportation Service Procurement Bid Construction Problem from Less Than Truckload Perspective

This paper presents mixed integer programming for a transportation service procurement bid construction problem from a less than full truckload perspective, in which the bidders (carriers) generate their best bid (package) using a bundled price to maximize their utility and increase the chance of winning the business. The models are developed from both the carriers and shippers...

Image Denoising Using Singular Value Difference in the Wavelet Domain

Singular value (SV) difference is the difference in the singular values between a noisy image and the original image; it varies regularly with noise intensity. This paper proposes an image denoising method using the singular value difference in the wavelet domain. First, the SV difference model is generated for different noise variances in the three directions of the wavelet...

Preconditioned ADMM for a Class of Bilinear Programming Problems

We design a novel preconditioned alternating direction method for solving a class of bilinear programming problems, where each subproblem is solved by adding a positive-definite regularization term with a proximal parameter. By the aid of the variational inequality, the global convergence of the proposed method is analyzed and a worst-case convergence rate in an ergodic sense is...

Study on Force Schemes in Pseudopotential Lattice Boltzmann Model for Two-Phase Flows

Multiphase flows are very important in industrial application. In present study, the force schemes in the pseudopotential LBM for two-phase flows have been compared in detail and the force schemes include Shan-Chen, EDM, MED, and Guo’s schemes. Numerical simulations confirm that all four schemes are consistent with the Laplace law. For Shan-Chen scheme, the smaller is, the...

Axial Force Analysis and Roll Contour Configuration of Four-High CVC Mill

In order to analyze the influence of technical parameters on work roll axial force of four-high continuous variable crown (CVC) mill, the deformation analyzing model with top roll system and strip was established based on influence function method. Then a CVC work roll curve designing scheme was proposed and it was carried out on some cold rolling mill considering the requirement...

Velocity Regulation in Switched Reluctance Motors under Magnetic Flux Saturation Conditions

We propose a controller for velocity regulation in switched reluctance motors under magnetic flux saturation conditions. Both hysteresis and proportional control are employed in the internal electric current loops. A classical PI velocity controller is employed in the external loop. Our control law is the simplest one proposed in the literature but provided with a formal...

Multiobjective Trajectory Optimization and Adaptive Backstepping Control for Rubber Unstacking Robot Based on RFWNN Method

Multiobjective trajectory optimization and adaptive backstepping control method based on recursive fuzzy wavelet neural network (RFWNN) are proposed to solve the problem of dynamic modeling uncertainties and strong external disturbance of the rubber unstacking robot during recycling process. First, according to the rubber viscoelastic properties, the Hunt-Crossley nonlinear model...

Dimensionless Analytical Solution and New Design Formula for Lateral-Torsional Buckling of I-Beams under Linear Distributed Moment via Linear Stability Theory

Even for the doubly symmetric I-beams under linear distributed moment, the design formulas given by codes of different countries are quite different. This paper will derive a dimensionless analytical solution via linear stability theory and propose a new design formula of the critical moment of the lateral-torsional buckling (LTB) of the simply supported I-beams under linear...

Robust Master-Slave Synchronization of Neuronal Systems

The desire to understand physiological mechanisms of neuronal systems has led to the introduction of engineering concepts to explain how the brain works. The synchronization of neurons is a central topic in understanding the behavior of living organisms in neurosciences and has been addressed using concepts from control engineering. We introduce a simple and reliable robust...