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  • Cost efficient robust global supply chain system design under uncertainty 

    Almaktoom, Abdulaziz T.; Krishnan, Krishna K.; Wang, Pingfeng; Alsobhi, Samir (Springer International Publishing AG, 2016-07)
    Brutal competitions in today's global supply chain have forced business enterprises to focus attention on their supply chains. These issues have guided this research to introduce a supply chain service level measure and ...
  • Household craft production in the prehispanic urban setting of Mayapan, Yucatan, Mexico 

    Masson, Marilyn A.; Hare, Timothy S.; Peraza Lope, Carlos; Escamilla Ojeda, Barbara C.; Paris, Elizabeth H.; Kohut, Betsy; Russell, Bradley W.; Cruz Alvarado, Wilberth (Springer International Publishing AG, 2016-09)
    The complexity of the organization of craft production mirrors multiple aspects of the larger political economies of premodern states. At the late Maya urban center of Mayapan, variation in the social contexts of crafting ...
  • Opinion polling and the measurement of Americans' attitudes regarding education 

    Billingham, Chase M.; Kimelberg, Shelley McDonough (Routledge Journals, Taylor & Francis Group, 2016-09)
    The meaning, measurement, and implications of 'public opinion' have long been a source of debate. In this paper, we examine the extent to which the educational priorities of elites in the US reflect the educational priorities ...
  • Environmental genome of industrial products ( EGIP): the missing link for human health 

    Overcash, Michael (Royal Society of Chemistry, 2016-06-21)
    Human health impacts come from genetic factors and from the environment. Human health impacts, as nature versus nurture (genetic versus non-shared chemical environmental), have currently been represented in genomics only ...
  • Chapter 1 -- Contact force models for multibody dynamics introduction 

    Flores, Paulo; Lankarani, Hamid M. (Springer International Publishing AG, 2016-03-16)
    This chapter presents some key aspects related to the modeling and simulation of contact problems in multibody mechanical systems. First, the fundamental aspects of the classical problem of contact mechanics are briefly ...
  • Chapter 5 -- Numerical methods in multibody system dynamics 

    Flores, Paulo; Lankarani, Hamid M. (Springer International Publishing AG, 2016-03-16)
    This chapter includes the main numerical methods commonly utilized in multibody systems, namely those necessary to solve the dynamic equations of motion for constrained multibody systems. In this process, the fundamental ...
  • Chapter 2 -- Pure elastic contact force models 

    Flores, Paulo; Lankarani, Hamid M. (Springer International Publishing AG, 2016-03-16)
    The most important pure elastic constitutive laws commonly utilized to model and analyze contact-impact events in the context of multibody mechanical system dynamics are presented in this chapter. Additionally, the fundamental ...
  • Chapter 6 -- Demonstrative application examples 

    Flores, Paulo; Lankarani, Hamid M. (Springer International Publishing AG, 2016-03-16)
    In this Chapter, several demonstrative application examples are presented, that range from simple systems such as the classic bouncing ball and slider-crank mechanism with external impact on a free slider block, internal ...
  • Chapter 4 -- Multibody systems formulation 

    Flores, Paulo; Lankarani, Hamid M. (Springer International Publishing AG, 2016-03-16)
    This chapter includes the main components necessary to formulate the dynamics of planar multibody systems. In this process, the fundamental issues associated with embryogenesis of multibody systems are presented. The main ...
  • Introduction -- Contact force models for multibody dynamics preface 

    Flores, Paulo; Lankarani, Hamid M. (Springer International Publishing AG, 2016-03-16)
    The prediction of the dynamic behavior of multibody mechanical systems typically involves the formulation of the governing equations of motion and the numerical evaluation of their kinematic and dynamic characteristics. ...
  • Chapter 3 -- Dissipative contact force models 

    Flores, Paulo; Lankarani, Hamid M. (Springer International Publishing AG, 2016-03-16)
    In this chapter, some of most relevant dissipative contact force models utilized in multibody dynamics are presented. In particular, attention is given to the constitutive laws proposed by Kelvin and Voigt, Hunt and Crossley, ...
  • Influence of the hip joint modeling approaches on the kinematics of human gait 

    Costa, Joao; Peixoto, Joaquim; Moreira, Pedro; Souto, Antoio Pedro; Flores, Paulo; Lankarani, Hamid M. (American Society of Mechanical Engineers, 2016-07)
    The influence of the hip joint formulation on the kinematic response of the model of human gait is investigated throughout this work. To accomplish this goal, the fundamental issues of the modeling process of a planar hip ...
  • An internal state variable mapping approach for Li-plating diagnosis 

    Bai, Guangxing; Wang, Pingfeng (Elsevier B.V., 2016-08-15)
    Li-ion battery failure becomes one of major challenges for reliable battery applications, as it could cause catastrophic consequences. Compared with capacity fading resulted from calendar effects, Li-plating induced battery ...
  • Optimal siting and sizing of electric vehicle public charging stations considering smart distribution network reliability 

    Mohsenzadeh, Amin; Pang, ChengZong; Pazouki, Samaneh; Haghifam, Mahmoudreza (IEEE, 2015)
    Green House Gases (GHG) emissions due to oil-based fuel cars with Internal Conventional Engines (ICEs) in metropolitan areas is still a challenge. Plug-In Electric Vehicles (PEVs) eventually will become the economical ...
  • An investigation of the usability and desirability of health and fitness-tracking devices 

    Pfannenstiel, Ashton; Chaparro, Barbara S. (Springer International Publishing AG, 2015)
    This study investigated the usability and functionality of 6 different fitness tracking wristbands that have been suggested to improve and encourage healthy behaviors. While many previous studies assess the accuracy and ...
  • Reliability analysis of cyber-enabled power distribution system using sequential Monte-Carlo 

    Heidari-Kapourchali, Mohammad; Sepehry, Mojtaba; Zhao, Long; Aravinthan, Visvakumar (IEEE, 2015)
    Cyber-enabled power system places higher requirements on the reliability of communication infrastructure. This paper proposes an approach to calculate reliability of distribution networks in the presence of communication ...
  • Can you judge a video game by its cover? An exploration of subjective impressions and viewing patterns 

    Phan, Mikki H.; He, Jibo; Chaparro, Barbara S. (Springer International Publishing AG, 2015)
    Studies have shown that first impressions of websites can lead to lasting opinions regarding usability and trustworthiness. However, little research has been conducted concerning first impressions of video games. In this ...
  • Is touch-based text input practical for a smartwatch? 

    Chaparro, Barbara S.; He, Jibo; Turner, Colton; Turner, Kirsten (Springer International Publishing AG, 2015)
    The use of smartwatches is increasing exponentially as is consumer interest. Currently, smartwatches offer the ability to read text messages, notifications, and email once they are synchronized with a smartphone. Text ...
  • A stochastic modeling of aggregated vehicle-to-grid for reliability assessment of distribution network 

    Sepehry, Mojtaba; Heidari-Kapourchali, Mohammad; Aravinthan, Visvakumar (IEEE, 2015)
    This paper proposes a stochastic modeling of aggregated vehicle-to-grid (V2G) based on sequential Monte Carlo simulation for reliability evaluation of distribution network. Uncertainties of electric vehicle (EV) travel ...
  • Isotropic covariance matrix polynomials on spheres 

    Ma, Chunsheng (Taylor & Francis Group, 2016)
    This article characterizes the covariance matrix function of a Gaussian or elliptically contoured vector random field that is stationary, isotropic, and mean square continuous on the sphere. By applying the characterization ...

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