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Development and Application of Nonlinear Dissipative Device in Structural Vibration Control

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ISBN: 9783038970378 9783038970385 Year: Pages: X, 232 Language: Englisch
Publisher: MDPI - Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute
Subject: General and Civil Engineering
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This book entitled Development and Application of Nonlinear Dissipative Device in Structural Vibration Control contains contributions that focus on the development and application of innovative nonlinear dissipative systems that mitigate the potentially catastrophic effects of extreme loading by incorporating new materials or effective mechanical control technologies. Moreover, new nonlinear analytical methods for distinctive vibrating structures under different excitations are also highlighted in this book. It is notable that nonlinear dampers prove superior in energy dissipation compared to linear dampers, such as the wide frequency band of vibration attenuation and high robustness. In light of this, nonlinear dampers have been utilized in many different cases. For example, pounding-tuned mass dampers are employed to alleviate the excessive vibration of power transmission towers, and self-powered magnetorheological dampers are used to suppress the undesirable vibration of long stay cables. The content of this book covers a wide variety of topics that can be mainly divided into three categories, namely, new nonlinear dissipative devices, new simulation tools for vibrating structures undergoing nonlinear stage, and new design/optimum methods for dissipative devices and isolation systems. The contributions presented in this book can provide valuable and constructive reference material for the further study of nonlinear dampers and structures.

Arctic mixed-phase clouds : Macro- and microphysical insights with a numerical model

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Book Series: Wissenschaftliche Berichte des Instituts für Meteorologie und Klimaforschung des Karlsruher Instituts für Technologie ISSN: 01795619 ISBN: 9783731506867 Year: Volume: 72 Pages: XI, 140 p. DOI: 10.5445/KSP/1000070973 Language: ENGLISH
Publisher: KIT Scientific Publishing
Subject: Astronomy (General)
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This work provides new insights into macro- and microphysical properties of Arctic mixed-phase clouds: first, by comparing semi-idealized large eddy simulations with observations; second, by dissecting the influences of different surface types and boundary layer structures on Arctic mixed- phase clouds; third, by elucidating the dissipation process; and finally by analyzing the main microphysical processes inside Arctic mixed-phase clouds.

Turbulence in River and Maritime Hydraulics

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ISBN: 9783038975946 Year: Pages: 296 DOI: 10.3390/books978-3-03897-595-3 Language: eng
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Subject: General and Civil Engineering --- Technology (General)
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Understanding of the role of turbulence in controlling transport processes is of paramount importance for the preservation and protection of aquatic ecosystems, the minimization of the deleterious consequences of anthropogenic activity, and the successful sustainable development of river and maritime areas. In this context, the present Special Issue collects 15 papers which provide a representation of the present understanding of turbulent processes and their effects in river and maritime environments. The presented collection of papers is not exhaustive, but it highlights the key priority areas and knowledge gaps in this field of research. The published papers present the state-of-the-art knowledge of complex environmental flows which are useful for researchers and practitioners. The paper contents are an overview of some recent topics of research and an exposure of the current and future challenges associated with these topics.

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breaking waves --- turbulence invariants --- laboratory experiments --- flow-through system --- tidal inlets --- residence time --- coastal lagoon --- MIKE 3 FM (HD & --- TR) --- MIKE 21 FM (HD) --- dense jet --- current flow --- velocity --- trajectory --- turbulence --- dissipation --- rivers --- meanders --- turbulence --- secondary motion --- prediction --- bedrock canyon --- ADCP --- eddy viscosity --- bed shear stress --- spatial analysis --- smoothed particle hydrodynamics models --- physical modelling --- plunging breaking waves --- vorticity --- turbulent jet --- wave–current interaction --- spectral dissipation --- bottom friction --- numerical model --- hydrodynamic model --- spectral model --- wave attenuation --- energy dissipation --- drag coefficient --- flexible vegetation --- Spartina maritima --- vegetation patch --- wake region --- submerged ratio --- SVF --- channel confluences --- junction angle --- flow deflection zone --- flow retardation zone --- flow separation zone --- numerical modelling --- PANORMUS --- jets --- waves --- turbulence --- mixing --- diffusion --- advection --- river mouth --- flow mixing --- nonlinear shallow water equations --- macrovortices --- sub-grid turbulence --- seabed friction --- flow resistance --- roughness --- gravel-bed rivers --- casting technique --- CFD --- Kelvin–Helmholtz --- billow --- lobe --- cleft --- gravity current --- surface waves --- inclined negatively buoyant jets --- regular waves --- dilution --- sea discharges --- rivers --- maritime areas --- turbulent processes

Energy Dissipation and Vibration Control: Modeling, Algorithm and Devices

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ISBN: 9783038427858 9783038427865 Year: Pages: VIII, 254 Language: English
Publisher: MDPI - Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute
Subject: Industrial Engineering --- Technology (General)
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While the study of vibration and energy dissipation is one of the oldest topics in engineering, it also encompasses some of the most exciting engineering problems of our time. From the exploration of deep sub-sea reservoirs to the stabilization of spacecraft in orbit, the problem of vibration control is ever present. To a certain extent, the technological progress of our civilization is tied to our understanding of vibration, and advances made in this field will only allow us to reach greater horizons. This book attempts to capture a glimpse of our current progress in this field by showcasing over 15 chapters of cutting-edge research performed by world leading experts in vibration control and energy dissipation. We hope the reader will be able to gain an understanding of the state-of-the-art, and if possible, be inspired by the vast scope and possibilities offered by the field of vibration control and energy dissipation.

Computational Aerodynamic Modeling of Aerospace Vehicles

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ISBN: 9783038976103 Year: Pages: 294 DOI: 10.3390/books978-3-03897-611-0 Language: eng
Publisher: MDPI - Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute
Subject: Technology (General) --- General and Civil Engineering --- Transportation
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Currently, the use of computational fluid dynamics (CFD) solutions is considered as the state-of-the-art in the modeling of unsteady nonlinear flow physics and offers an early and improved understanding of air vehicle aerodynamics and stability and control characteristics. This Special Issue covers recent computational efforts on simulation of aerospace vehicles including fighter aircraft, rotorcraft, propeller driven vehicles, unmanned vehicle, projectiles, and air drop configurations. The complex flow physics of these configurations pose significant challenges in CFD modeling. Some of these challenges include prediction of vortical flows and shock waves, rapid maneuvering aircraft with fast moving control surfaces, and interactions between propellers and wing, fluid and structure, boundary layer and shock waves. Additional topic of interest in this Special Issue is the use of CFD tools in aircraft design and flight mechanics. The problem with these applications is the computational cost involved, particularly if this is viewed as a brute-force calculation of vehicle’s aerodynamics through its flight envelope. To make progress in routinely using of CFD in aircraft design, methods based on sampling, model updating and system identification should be considered.

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wake --- bluff body --- square cylinder --- DDES --- URANS --- turbulence model --- large eddy simulation --- Taylor–Green vortex --- numerical dissipation --- modified equation analysis --- truncation error --- MUSCL --- dynamic Smagorinsky subgrid-scale model --- kinetic energy dissipation --- computational fluid dynamics (CFD) --- microfluidics --- numerical methods --- gasdynamics --- shock-channel --- microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) --- discontinuous Galerkin finite element method (DG–FEM) --- fluid mechanics --- characteristics-based scheme --- multi-directional --- Riemann solver --- Godunov method --- bifurcation --- wind tunnel --- neural networks --- modeling --- unsteady aerodynamic characteristics --- high angles of attack --- hypersonic --- wake --- chemistry --- slender-body --- angle of attack --- detection --- after-body --- S-duct diffuser --- flow distortion --- flow control --- vortex generators --- aeroelasticity --- reduced-order model --- flutter --- wind gust responses --- computational fluid dynamics --- convolution integral --- sharp-edge gust --- reduced order aerodynamic model --- geometry --- meshing --- aerodynamics --- CPACS --- MDO --- VLM --- Euler --- CFD --- variable fidelity --- multi-fidelity --- aerodynamic performance --- formation --- VLM --- RANS --- hybrid reduced-order model --- quasi-analytical --- aeroelasticity --- flexible wings --- subsonic --- wing–propeller aerodynamic interaction --- p-factor --- installed propeller --- overset grid approach

Reducing the Seismic Vulnerability of Existing Buildings: Assessment and Retrofit

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ISBN: 9783039212576 / 9783039212583 Year: Pages: 182 DOI: 10.3390/books978-3-03921-258-3 Language: eng
Publisher: MDPI - Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute
Subject: Technology (General) --- General and Civil Engineering
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Devastating seismic events occurring all over the world keep raising the awareness of the scientific, technical and political communities to the need of identifying assets at risk and developing more effective and cost-efficient seismic risk mitigation strategies. Significant advances in earthquake engineering research have been achieved with the rise of new technologies and techniques with potential use in risk assessment, management and mitigation. Nevertheless, there is still much to be done, particularly with regard to existing buildings, most of them built without anti-seismic provisions. The wide variety of construction and structural systems, associated with the complex behaviour of their materials, greatly limit the application of current codes and building standards to the existing building stock. To tackle this issue, there is a fundamental need for developing multidisciplinary research that can lead to the development of more sophisticated and reliable methods of analysis, as well as to improved seismic retrofitting techniques compliant with buildings conservation principles. This book intends to contribute to the aforementioned goal by stimulating the exchange of ideas and knowledge on the assessment and reduction of the seismic vulnerability of existing buildings. 10 high quality contributions authored by international experts from Italy, Portugal, Morocco, Nepal, Czech Republic and Spain are included herein. All contributions pursue the protection of existing buildings by considering the most updated methods and advanced solutions emerging from different fields of expertise.

Quantum Nonlocality

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ISBN: 9783038979487 / 9783038979494 Year: Pages: 238 DOI: 10.3390/books978-3-03897-949-4 Language: eng
Publisher: MDPI - Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute
Subject: Science (General) --- Physics (General)
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This book presents the current views of leading physicists on the bizarre property of quantum theory: nonlocality. Einstein viewed this theory as “spooky action at a distance” which, together with randomness, resulted in him being unable to accept quantum theory. The contributions in the book describe, in detail, the bizarre aspects of nonlocality, such as Einstein–Podolsky–Rosen steering and quantum teleportation—a phenomenon which cannot be explained in the framework of classical physics, due its foundations in quantum entanglement. The contributions describe the role of nonlocality in the rapidly developing field of quantum information. Nonlocal quantum effects in various systems, from solid-state quantum devices to organic molecules in proteins, are discussed. The most surprising papers in this book challenge the concept of the nonlocality of Nature, and look for possible modifications, extensions, and new formulations—from retrocausality to novel types of multiple-world theories. These attempts have not yet been fully successful, but they provide hope for modifying quantum theory according to Einstein’s vision.

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quantum nonlocality --- quantum mechanics --- Stern–Gerlach experiment --- quantum measurement --- pre- and post-selected systems --- retro-causal channel --- channel capacity --- channel entropy --- axioms for quantum theory --- PR box --- nonlocal correlations --- classical limit --- retrocausality --- quantum correlations --- quantum bounds --- nonlocality --- tsallis entropy --- ion channels --- selectivity filter --- quantum mechanics --- non-linear Schrödinger model --- biological quantum decoherence --- non-locality --- parity measurements --- entanglement --- pigeonhole principle --- controlled-NOT --- semiconductor nanodevices --- quantum transport --- density-matrix formalism --- Wigner-function simulations --- nonlocal dissipation models --- steering --- entropic uncertainty relation --- general entropies --- Bell’s theorem --- Einstein–Podolsky–Rosen argument --- local hidden variables --- local realism --- no-signalling --- parallel lives --- local polytope --- quantum nonlocality --- communication complexity --- optimization --- KS Box --- PR Box --- Non-contextuality inequality --- discrete-variable states --- continuous-variable states --- quantum teleportation of unknown qubit --- hybrid entanglement --- collapse of the quantum state --- quantum nonlocality --- communication complexity --- quantum nonlocality --- Bell test --- device-independent --- p-value --- hypothesis testing --- nonsignaling --- EPR steering --- quantum correlation --- non-locality --- entanglement --- uncertainty relations --- nonlocality --- entanglement --- quantum

New Trends in Differential and Difference Equations and Applications

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ISBN: 9783039215386 / 9783039215393 Year: Pages: 198 DOI: 10.3390/books978-3-03921-539-3 Language: eng
Publisher: MDPI - Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute
Subject: Science (General) --- Mathematics
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This Special Issue aims to be a compilation of new results in the areas of differential and difference Equations, covering boundary value problems, systems of differential and difference equations, as well as analytical and numerical methods. The objective is to provide an overview of techniques used in these different areas and to emphasize their applicability to real-life phenomena, by the inclusion of examples. These examples not only clarify the theoretical results presented, but also provide insight on how to apply, for future works, the techniques used.

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Legendre wavelets --- collocation method --- three-step Taylor method --- asymptotic stability --- time-dependent partial differential equations --- non-instantaneous impulses --- Caputo fractional derivative --- differential equations --- state dependent delays --- lipschitz stability --- limit-periodic solutions --- difference equations --- exponential dichotomy --- strong nonlinearities --- effective existence criteria --- population dynamics --- discrete Lyapunov equation --- difference equations --- Hilbert space --- dichotomy --- exponential stability --- ?-Laplacian operator --- mean curvature operator --- heteroclinic solutions --- problems in the real line --- lower and upper solutions --- Nagumo condition on the real line --- fixed point theory --- coupled nonlinear systems --- functional boundary conditions --- Schauder’s fixed point theory --- Arzèla Ascoli theorem --- lower and upper solutions --- first order periodic systems --- SIRS epidemic model --- mathematical modelling --- Navier–Stokes equations --- global solutions --- regular solutions --- a priori estimates --- weak solutions --- kinetic energy --- dissipation --- Bäcklund transformation --- Clairin’s method --- generalized Liouville equation --- Miura transformation --- Korteweg-de Vries equation --- second-order differential/difference/q-difference equation of hypergeometric type --- non-uniform lattices --- divided-difference equations --- polynomial solution --- integro-differentials --- Sumudu decomposition method --- dynamical system

Afforestation and Reforestation: Drivers, Dynamics, and Impacts

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ISBN: 9783039214471 / 9783039214488 Year: Pages: 194 DOI: 10.3390/books978-3-03921-448-8 Language: eng
Publisher: MDPI - Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute
Subject: Science (General) --- Biology --- Forestry
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Afforestation/reforestation (or forestation) has been implemented worldwide as an effective measure towards sustainable ecosystem services and addresses global environmental problems such as climate change. The conversion of grasslands, croplands, shrublands, or bare lands to forests can dramatically alter forest water, energy, and carbon cycles and, thus, ecosystem services (e.g., carbon sequestration, soil erosion control, and water quality improvement). Large-scale afforestation/reforestation is typically driven by policies and, in turn, can also have substantial socioeconomic impacts. To enable success, forestation endeavors require novel approaches that involve a series of complex processes and interdisciplinary sciences. For example, exotic or fast-growing tree species are often used to improve soil conditions of degraded lands or maximize productivity, and it often takes a long time to understand and quantify the consequences of such practices at watershed or regional scales. Maintaining the sustainability of man-made forests is becoming increasingly challenging under a changing environment and disturbance regime changes such as wildland fires, urbanization, drought, air pollution, climate change, and socioeconomic change. Therefore, this Special Issue focuses on case studies of the drivers, dynamics, and impacts of afforestation/reforestation at regional, national, or global scales. These new studies provide an update on the scientific advances related to forestation. This information is urgently needed by land managers and policy makers to better manage forest resources in today’s rapidly changing environments.

MEMS Accelerometers

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ISBN: 9783038974147 / 9783038974154 Year: Pages: 252 DOI: 10.3390/books978-3-03897-415-4 Language: eng
Publisher: MDPI - Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute
Subject: Technology (General) --- General and Civil Engineering
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Micro-electro-mechanical system (MEMS) devices are widely used for inertia, pressure, and ultrasound sensing applications. Research on integrated MEMS technology has undergone extensive development driven by the requirements of a compact footprint, low cost, and increased functionality. Accelerometers are among the most widely used sensors implemented in MEMS technology. MEMS accelerometers are showing a growing presence in almost all industries ranging from automotive to medical. A traditional MEMS accelerometer employs a proof mass suspended to springs, which displaces in response to an external acceleration. A single proof mass can be used for one- or multi-axis sensing. A variety of transduction mechanisms have been used to detect the displacement. They include capacitive, piezoelectric, thermal, tunneling, and optical mechanisms. Capacitive accelerometers are widely used due to their DC measurement interface, thermal stability, reliability, and low cost. However, they are sensitive to electromagnetic field interferences and have poor performance for high-end applications (e.g., precise attitude control for the satellite). Over the past three decades, steady progress has been made in the area of optical accelerometers for high-performance and high-sensitivity applications but several challenges are still to be tackled by researchers and engineers to fully realize opto-mechanical accelerometers, such as chip-scale integration, scaling, low bandwidth, etc.

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low-temperature co-fired ceramic (LTCC) --- capacitive accelerometer --- wireless --- process optimization --- performance characterization --- MEMS accelerometer --- mismatch of parasitic capacitance --- electrostatic stiffness --- high acceleration sensor --- piezoresistive effect --- MEMS --- micro machining --- turbulent kinetic energy dissipation rate --- probe --- microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) piezoresistive sensor chip --- Taguchi method --- marine environmental monitoring --- accelerometer --- frequency --- acceleration --- heat convection --- motion analysis --- auto-encoder --- dance classification --- deep learning --- self-coaching --- wavelet packet --- classification of horse gaits --- MEMS sensors --- gait analysis --- rehabilitation assessment --- body sensor network --- MEMS accelerometer --- electromechanical delta-sigma --- built-in self-test --- in situ self-testing --- digital resonator --- accelerometer --- activity monitoring --- regularity of activity --- sleep time duration detection --- indoor positioning --- WiFi-RSSI radio map --- MEMS-IMU accelerometer --- zero-velocity update --- step detection --- stride length estimation --- field emission --- hybrid integrated --- vacuum microelectronic --- cathode tips array --- interface ASIC --- micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS) --- delaying mechanism --- safety and arming system --- accelerometer --- multi-axis sensing --- capacitive transduction --- inertial sensors --- three-axis accelerometer --- micromachining --- miniaturization --- stereo visual-inertial odometry --- fault tolerant --- hostile environment --- MEMS-IMU --- mode splitting --- Kerr noise --- angular-rate sensing --- whispering-gallery-mode --- optical microresonator --- three-axis acceleration sensor --- MEMS technology --- sensitivity --- L-shaped beam --- n/a

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