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  • Adaptive Locally Constrained Genetic Algorithm For Least-Cost Water Distribution Network Design 

    Johns, Matthew B.; Keedwell, Edward; Savic, Dragan (IWA Publishing, 2014)
    This paper describes the development of an adaptive locally constrained genetic algorithm (ALCO-GA) and its application to the problem of least cost water distribution network design. Genetic algorithms have been used ...
  • An adaptive non-raster scanning method in atomic force microscopy for simple sample shapes 

    Zhang, K; Hatano, T; Tien, T; Herrmann, G; Edwards, C; Burgess, SC; Miles, M (IOP Publishing, 2015-02-16)
    © 2015 IOP Publishing Ltd. It is a significant challenge to reduce the scanning time in atomic force microscopy while retaining imaging quality. In this paper, a novel non-raster scanning method for high-speed imaging is ...
  • Adaptive repetitive control with feedforward scheme for grid-connected inverters 

    Abusara, M; Sharkh, S; Zanchetta, P (Institution of Engineering and Technology, 2015-08-01)
    This study is concerned with control of grid connected inverters using odd-harmonic repetitive scheme. Owing to the inherent long convergence period of repetitive control, a feedforward loop of the fundamental component ...
  • An adaptive sliding mode differentiator for actuator oscillatory failure case reconstruction 

    Alwi, Halim; Edwards, Christopher (Elsevier, 2013)
    This paper proposes an adaptive sliding mode super-twisting differentiator which allows the gains to adapt based on the ‘quality’ of the sliding motion. A Lyapunov based analysis for the adaptive super-twisting scheme is ...
  • Adaptive sliding mode observation in a network of dynamical systems 

    Prathyush, P. Menon; Edwards, Christopher; Shtessel, Yuri (Wiley Interscience, 2015-12-26)
    This paper considers the problem of reconstructing state information in all the nodes of a complex network of dynamical systems. The individual nodes comprise a known linear part and unknown but bounded uncertainties in ...
  • Adaptive water demand forecasting for near real-time management of smart water distribution systems 

    Romano, Michele; Kapelan, Zoran (Elsevier, 2014-10)
    This paper presents a novel methodology to perform adaptive Water Demand Forecasting (WDF) for up to 24h ahead with the aim to support near real-time operational management of smart Water Distribution Systems (WDSs). The ...
  • Additive manufacturing: A framework for implementation 

    Mellor, S; Hao, L; Zhang, D (Elsevier, 2013-07-23)
    As mass production has migrated to developing countries, European and US companies are forced to rapidly switch towards low volume production of more innovative, customised and sustainable products with high added value. ...
  • Addressing failure rate uncertainties of marine energy converters 

    Thies, Philipp R.; Smith, George H.; Johanning, Lars (Elsevier, 2012)
    The interest in marine renewable energy is strong, but has not led to significant commercial-scale investment and deployment, yet. To attract investors and promote the development of a marine renewable industry a clear ...
  • Adiabatic graph-state quantum computation 

    Antonio, B.; Markham, D.; Anders, Janet (Institute of Physics Publishing, 2014-11-26)
    Measurement-based quantum computation (MBQC) and holonomic quantum computation (HQC) are two very different computational methods. The computation in MBQC is driven by adaptive measurements executed in a particular order ...
  • Advanced lightweight 316L stainless steel cellular lattice structures fabricated via selective laser melting 

    Yan, C; Hao, L; Hussein, A; Young, P; Raymont, D (Elsevier, 2013-10-22)
    This paper investigates the manufacturability and performance of advanced and lightweight stainless steel cellular lattice structures fabricated via selective laser melting (SLM). A unique cell type called gyroid is designed ...
  • Advantages of integrated and sustainability based assessment for metabolism based strategic planning of urban water systems 

    Behzadian, Kourosh; Kapelan, Zoran (Elsevier, 2015-09-15)
    Despite providing water-related services as the primary purpose of urban water system (UWS), all relevant activities require capital investments and operational expenditures, consume resources (e.g. materials and chemicals), ...
  • Aerosol direct radiative effect of smoke over clouds over the southeast Atlantic Ocean from 2006 to 2009 

    de Graaf, M; Bellouin, N; Tilstra, LG; Haywood, J; Stammes, P (American Geophysical Union, 2014-11-16)
    The aerosol direct radiative effect (DRE) of African smoke was analyzed in cloud scenes over the southeast Atlantic Ocean, using Scanning Imaging Absorption Spectrometer for Atmospheric Chartography (SCIAMACHY) satellite ...
  • Age Gradients in the Stellar Populations of Massive Star Forming Regions Based on a New Stellar Chronometer 

    Getman, KV; Feigelson, ED; Kuhn, MA; Broos, PS; Townsley, LK; Naylor, T; Povich, MS; Luhman, KL; Garmire, GP (American Astronomical Society, 2014-05-09)
    A major impediment to understanding star formation in massive star forming regions (MSFRs) is the absence of a reliable stellar chronometer to unravel their complex star formation histories. We present a new estimation of ...
  • Age-dependent patterns of bovine tuberculosis in cattle. 

    Brooks-Pollock, Ellen; Conlan, Andrew J. K.; Mitchell, Andrew P.; Blackwell, R; McKinley, Trevelyan J.; Wood, James L. N. (BioMed Central, 2013-10-16)
    Bovine tuberculosis (BTB) is an important livestock disease, seriously impacting cattle industries in both industrialised and pre-industrialised countries. Like TB in other mammals, infection is life long and, if undiagnosed, ...
  • Agent-based hierarchical production planning and scheduling in make-to-order manufacturing system 

    He, N; Zhang, DZ; Li, Q (Elsevier, 2013-08-29)
    Nowadays, manufacturing organisations face increasing pressures from the frequent change in product type, continuous demand fluctuation and unexpected change in customer requirements. In order to survive in the turbulent ...
  • Aharonov-Bohm quantum rings in high-Q microcavities 

    Alexeev, Arseny; Shelykh, I.A.; Portnoi, M.E. (American Physical Society, 2013)
    A single-mode microcavity with an embedded Aharonov-Bohm quantum ring, which is pierced by a magnetic flux and subjected to a lateral electric field, is studied theoretically. It is shown that external electric and magnetic ...
  • Airflow energy harvesting with high wind velocities for industrial applications 

    Chew, ZJ; Tuddenham, SB; Zhu, M (IOP Publishing, 2016)
    An airflow energy harvester capable of harvesting energy from vortices at high speed is presented in this paper. The airflow energy harvester is implemented using a modified helical Savonius turbine and an electromagnetic ...
  • All-frequency reflectionlessness 

    Philbin, Thomas G. (IOP Publishing, 2015-12-11)
    We derive planar permittivity profiles that do not reflect perpendicularly exiting radiation of any frequency. The materials obey the Kramers-Kronig relations and have no regions of gain. Reduction of the Casimir force by ...
  • All-graphene photodetectors 

    Withers, Freddie; Bointon, Thomas H.; Craciun, Monica F.; Russo, Saverio (American Chemical Society, 2013)
    We investigate the optoelectronic properties of novel graphene/FeCl3-intercalated few-layer graphene (FeCl3-FLG, dubbed graphexeter) heterostructures using photovoltage spectroscopy. We observe a prominent photovoltage ...
  • All-Optical Generation of Surface Plasmons in Graphene 

    Constant, Thomas J.; Hornett, Samuel M.; Chang, D.E.; Hendry, Euan (Cornell University, 2015-05-01)
    Here we present an all-optical plasmon coupling scheme, utilising the intrinsic nonlinear optical response of graphene. We demonstrate coupling of free-space, visible light pulses to the surface plasmons in a planar, ...