Mathematical Problems in Engineering

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List of Papers (Total 16,128)

Microscopic Estimation of Road Impedance by Decomposing Traffic Delay into Individual Road Segments: An Analytical Approach

Urban road dynamic impedance calculation is the important basis of dynamic traffic assignment and real-time traffic management and control scheme. The current impedance calculation is mostly based on BPR function, and the BPR function is derived from macroscopic statistical laws, in which the microscopic characteristics of traffic flow are insufficiently described. In order to...

Global Path Planning for Unmanned Surface Vehicle Based on Improved Quantum Ant Colony Algorithm

As a tool to monitor marine environments and to perform dangerous tasks instead of manned vessels, unmanned surface vehicles (USVs) have extensive applications. Because most path planning algorithms have difficulty meeting the mission requirements of USVs, the purpose of this study was to plan a global path with multiple objectives, such as path length, energy consumption, path...

Risk Identification and Quantitative Evaluation Method for Asset Integrity Management of Offshore Platform Equipment and Facilities

Asset Integrity Management (AIM) technology has been rapidly developed and applied so that it has become a main management technology of offshore platform equipment and facilities. Risk identification and quantitative evaluation method is one of the core contents in the AIM. However, most of the existing methods are qualitative analysis results, simple analysis process, and...

A Hybrid Particle Swarm Optimization-Cuckoo Search Algorithm and Its Engineering Applications

This paper deals with the hybrid particle swarm optimization-Cuckoo Search (PSO-CS) algorithm which is capable of solving complicated nonlinear optimization problems. It combines the iterative scheme of the particle swarm optimization (PSO) algorithm and the searching strategy of the Cuckoo Search (CS) algorithm. Details of the PSO-CS algorithm are introduced; furthermore its...

Control Strategy and Experiments for Robot Assisted Craniomaxillofacial Surgery System

Since the intricate anatomical structure of the craniomaxillofacial region and the limitation of surgical field and instrument, the current surgery is extremely of high risk and difficult to implement. The puncturing operations for biopsy, ablation, and brachytherapy have become vital method for disease diagnosis and treatment. Therefore, a craniomaxillofacial surgery robot...

Extraction and Filter Algorithm of Roll Angular Rate for High Spinning Projectiles

The accurate measurement of roll angular rate for high spinning projectile has long been a challenging problem. Aiming to obtain the accurate roll angular rate of high spinning projectile, a novel extraction and filter algorithm, BSCZT-KF, is proposed in this paper. Firstly, a compound angular motion model of high spinning projectile is established. According to the model, we...

Entropy Generation in MHD Radiative Flow of CNTs Casson Nanofluid in Rotating Channels with Heat Source/Sink

We presented the applications of entropy generation for SWCNTs and MWCNTs based on kerosene oil for Casson nanofluid flow by rotating channels. Kerosene oil has advanced thermal conductivity and exclusive features and has a lot of practical uses due to its unique behavior. That is why we have used kerosene oil as a based fluid. For the entropy generation second law of...

Traffic Network Modeling and Extended Max-Pressure Traffic Control Strategy Based on Granular Computing Theory

Reasonable traffic network model and flexible traffic control strategy play important roles in improving the urban traffic control efficiency. Introducing granular computing theory into traffic network modeling and traffic control is a useful attempt, since granular computing is closer to the human thinking in solving problems. In this paper, the traffic elements are depicted...

A Line Planning Approach for High-Speed Rail Networks with Time-Dependent Demand and Capacity Constraints

In high-speed rail networks, trains are operated with high speeds and high frequencies, which can satisfy passenger demand with different expected departure times. Given time-dependent demand, this paper proposes a line planning approach with capacity constraints for high-speed rail networks. In this paper, a bilevel optimization model is formulated and the constraints include...

An Optimization Design Method of Combination of Steep Slope and Sharp Curve Sections for Mountain Highways

As it was found steep slope and sharp curve sections account for 14% of the accident-prone sections according to the accidents data in Chongqing. Regular design indices with certain thresholds are found not enough for this kind of mountain highways. The goal of this paper is to find an optimization design method for combination of steep slope and sharp curve sections based on the...

Standalone Velocity Estimation Method for BDS Receiver Based on Improved ARUKF

The Carrier-Phase-Derived Doppler (CPDD) observation is an important type of observation for high-precision standalone velocity estimation (SVE) with the BeiDou Navigation Satellite System (BDS) receiver. The CPDD observation is susceptible to receiver clock jump, carrier-phase cycle slips, and multipath error. How to improve the accuracy and reliability of the SVE method based...

FEM Analysis and Simplified Approach for a Single Energy Pile Subjected to Thermomechanical Loads

The distribution of temperature in sand soils was measured through laboratory tests, and the temperature influence on friction resistances at the concrete-soil interface was analyzed. Based on the results of laboratory tests, the finite element model was established using the sequential thermal coupling method. The influences of temperature on the bearing characteristics of...

Instability of Vertical Constant Through Flows in Binary Mixtures in Porous Media with Large Pores

A binary mixture saturating a horizontal porous layer, with large pores and uniformly heated from below, is considered. The instability of a vertical fluid motion (throughflow) when the layer is salted by one salt (either from above or from below) is analyzed. Ultimately boundedness of solutions is proved, via the existence of positively invariant and attractive sets (i.e...

Control for Mixed-Mode Based Switched Nonlinear Systems with Time-Varying Delay

This paper investigated performance of the switched nonlinear systems with time-varying delay, which contains mixed modes, important characteristics of switched delay systems. Most of the references ignored the existence of mixed modes in such systems, which is a fatal mistake. This paper will correct the mistake of the existing references. The mixed modes give the control for...

Control for Mixed-Mode Based Switched Nonlinear Systems with Time-Varying Delay

This paper investigated performance of the switched nonlinear systems with time-varying delay, which contains mixed modes, important characteristics of switched delay systems. Most of the references ignored the existence of mixed modes in such systems, which is a fatal mistake. This paper will correct the mistake of the existing references. The mixed modes give the control for...

Control for Mixed-Mode Based Switched Nonlinear Systems with Time-Varying Delay

This paper investigated performance of the switched nonlinear systems with time-varying delay, which contains mixed modes, important characteristics of switched delay systems. Most of the references ignored the existence of mixed modes in such systems, which is a fatal mistake. This paper will correct the mistake of the existing references. The mixed modes give the control for...

Induced Choquet Integral Aggregation Operators with Single-Valued Neutrosophic Uncertain Linguistic Numbers and Their Application in Multiple Attribute Group Decision-Making

For real decision-making problems, aggregating the attributes which have interactive or correlated characteristics by traditional aggregation operators is unsuitable. Thus, applying Choquet integral operator to approximate and simulate human subjective decision-making process, in which independence among the input arguments is not necessarily assumed, would be suitable. Moreover...

Switch Matrix Algorithm for Series Lithium Battery Pack Equilibrium Based on Derived Acceleration Information Gauss-Seidel

With the rapid development of energy internet and new energy-related industries, lithium-ion batteries are widely used in various fields due to their superior energy storage characteristics. To reduce the influence of the inconsistency of the individual cells in the battery pack, a switch array DC equalization circuit together with an acceleration information Gauss-Seidel (DAIGS...

Dynamic Analysis and Circuit Implementation of a New 4D Lorenz-Type Hyperchaotic System

This paper attempts to further extend the results of dynamical analysis carried out on a recent 4D Lorenz-type hyperchaotic system while exploring new analytical results concerns its local and global dynamics. In particular, the equilibrium points of the system along with solution’s continuous dependence on initial conditions are examined. Then, a detailed symmetrical Bogdanov...

On the Wiener Indices of Trees Ordering by Diameter-Growing Transformation Relative to the Pendent Edges

The Wiener index of a graph is defined as the sum of distances between all unordered pairs of its vertices. We found that finite steps of diameter-growing transformation relative to vertices can not always enable the Wiener index of a tree to increase sharply. In this paper, we provide a graph transformation named diameter-growing transformation relative to pendent edges, which...

A Hybridization of Cuckoo Search and Differential Evolution for the Logistics Distribution Center Location Problem

The location selection of logistics distribution centers is a crucial issue in the modern urban logistics system. In order to achieve a more reasonable solution, an effective optimization algorithm is indispensable. In this paper, a new hybrid optimization algorithm named cuckoo search-differential evolution (CSDE) is proposed for logistics distribution center location problem...

Identification of Roughness with Optimal Contact Response with respect to Real Contact Area and Normal Stiffness

Additive manufacturing technologies are a key point of the current era of Industry 4.0, promoting the production of mechanical components via the addition of subsequent layers of material. Then, they may be also used to produce surfaces tailored to achieve a desired mechanical contact response. In this work, we develop a method to prototype profiles optimizing a suitable trade...

Research on HMCVT Efficiency Model Based on the Improved SA Algorithm

Research on the efficiency characteristic of the hydromechanical continuous variable transmission (HMCVT) in tractors is key to obtaining optimal transmission, developing control strategies, and assessing efficiency. To ease and improve the accuracy of obtaining the efficiency completely based on test measurements or theoretical calculation, this study proposes a method for...

Extended Version of Linguistic Picture Fuzzy TOPSIS Method and Its Applications in Enterprise Resource Planning Systems

The main objective of the proposed research in this paper is introducing an extended version of the linguistic picture fuzzy TOPSIS technique and then solving the problems in enterprise resource planning systems. In this article, we use the uncertain information in terms of linguistic picture fuzzy numbers; the decision maker provides membership, neutral, and nonmembership fuzzy...