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Activity start time and duration: Incorporating regret theory into joint discrete-continuous models
(Taylor & Francis, 2018-02-09)
Activity start time and duration decisions are two key elements of activity-travel behaviour. As an effort towards a more realistic representation of individuals’ decision behaviour, this paper presents a new copula-based ...
Clear Evidence of Cell Phone RF Radiation Cancer Risk
(Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2018-03-26)
Further investigation on the coupling between the reference and elastic displacements in flexible body dynamics
A new semi-analytical multibody system (MBS) model derived using general nonlinear flexible body dynamics formulation is developed in this investigation. The semi-analytical model can serve as a benchmark example for testing ...
An Information Theory Based Robustness Analysis of Energy Mix in US States
In this study, we use Shannon entropy to study the evolution of the 50 United States (US) states electricity grid mix to identify regime shifts and steady transitions away from fossil fuels. In particular, a series of major ...
Locking Alleviation in the Large Displacement Analysis of Beam Elements: The Strain Split Method
(Springer Verlag, 2018-07)
This paper proposes a new locking alleviation technique for absolute nodal coordinate formulation (ANCF) beam and plate elements based on a strain split approach. The paper also surveys classical finite element (FE) and ...
Modeling coupled hydro-bio-mechanical processes in bioreactor landfills: Framework and validation
(American Society of Civil Engineers, 2018-06-26)
Bioreactor landfills using leachate recirculation in municipal solid waste (MSW) undergo complex interrelated hydraulic, mechanical, and biochemical processes. In this study, the authors present a mathematical framework ...
Nitrogen-doped graphene approach to enhance the performance of a membraneless enzymatic biofuel cell
(Springer Verlag, 2018-01-18)
Heteroatom-doping of pristine graphene is an effective route for tailoring new characteristics in terms of catalytic performance which opens up potentials for new applications in energy conversion and storage devices. ...
Design and Optimization of a Hybrid Air Conditioning System with Thermal Energy Storage Using Phase Change Material
This paper evaluates the use of a phase change composite (PCC) material consisting of paraffin wax (n-Tetradecane) and expanded graphite as a potential storage medium for cold thermal energy storage (TES) systems to support ...
Modeling Organic Contaminant Transport through Reactive Media
(American Society of Civil Engineers, 2018-09-01)
We modeled the transport of 12 organic compounds through five different reactive media under diffusion and advection using deterministic and Monte Carlo methods to evaluate their effectiveness for sediment capping and/or ...
Point-Bonded Polymer Nonwovens and Their Rupture in Stretching
The work aims at the experimental investigation and theoretical modeling of the physical phenomena responsible for thermal bonding of polymer fibers in nonwovens and their effect on such mechanical properties as the nonwoven ...