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An analysis of the interface between evolutionary algorithm operators and problem features for water resources problems. A case study in water distribution network design
(Elsevier, 20150207)Evolutionary Algorithms (EAs) have been widely employed to solve water resources problems for nearly two decades with much success. However, recent research in hyperheuristics has raised the possibility of developing ... 
Analysis of the signdependent switching observed in a hybrid aligned nematic cell
(Institute of Physics and Deutsche Physikalische Gesellschaft, 2009)An optical waveguide experiment was used to study the influence of dc electric fields on a hybrid aligned nematic liquid crystal cell. This dc switching differed from ac switching in two ways: first, the equilibrium states ... 
An analytic comparison of regularization methods for Gaussian processes
(Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Mines de SaintEtienne, 20160608)Gaussian Processes (GPs) are often used to predict the output of a parameterized deterministic experiment. They have many applications in the field of Computer Experiments, in particular to perform sensitivity analysis, ... 
Analytical and experimental study of Eddy current damper for vibration suppression in a footbridge structure
(Springer / Society for Experimental Mechanics, 20170603)Eddy current damping has been extensively developed in recent years and is widely used in the mechanical engineering sector, for example, in railway and turbine braking systems as well as in car vibration control systems. ... 
Analytical and experimental study on tandem WECtype floating breakwaters
(EWTEC, 20170827)Tandem wave energy converter (WEC)type floating breakwaters, which is expected to overcome the shortcomings of the singlepontoon system (i.e., the narrow effective frequency bandwidth for the effective transmission ... 
Analytical and numerical solutions of the Local Inertial Equations
(Elsevier for Pergamon, 201605)Neglecting the convective terms in the SaintVenant Equations (SVE) in flood hydrodynamic modelling can be done without a loss in accuracy of the simulation results. In this case the Local Inertial Equations (LInE) are ... 
An analytical approach to initiation of propagating fronts
(American Physical Society, 2008)We consider the problem of initiation of a propagating wave in a onedimensional excitable fibre. In the ZeldovichFrankKamenetsky equation, a.k.a. Nagumo equation, the key role is played by the "critical nucleus'' solution ... 
Analytical model for BTEX natural attenuation in the presence of fuel ethanol and its anaerobic metabolite acetate
(Elsevier, 2013)Flowthrough column studies were conducted to mimic the natural attenuation of ethanol and BTEX mixtures, and to consider potential inhibitory effects of ethanol and its anaerobic metabolite acetate on BTEX biodegradation. ... 
An analytical model for nanoscale electrothermal probe recording on phasechange media
(American Institute of Physics, 2006)Scanning probe memories are now emerging as a means of achieving nanoscale resolution data storage. The use of microscopic conductive tips in contact with a phasechange material to record data as amorphous and crystalline ... 
An Analytical Model for Onchip Interconnects in Multimedia Embedded Systems
(Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), 2013)The traffic pattern has significant impact on the performance of networkonchip. Many recent studies have shown that multimedia applications can be supported in onchip interconnects. Driven by the motivation of evaluating ... 
An analytical model of the vector digital magnetic recording process in isotropic thin media
(IOP PUBLISHING LTD, 2001)An analytical theory has been produced for describing the vector nature of the digital magnetic recording process in thinfilm isotropic media. It is based upon assumptions on the way in which the magnetization follows the ... 
Analytical modelling of high concentrator photovoltaic modules based on atmospheric parameters
(Hindawi Publishing Corporation, 20150223)© 2015 Eduardo F. Fernández et al. The goal of this paper is to introduce a model to predict the maximum power of a high concentrator photovoltaic module. The model is based on simple mathematical expressions and atmospheric ... 
Analytical performance assessment of a novel active mooring system for load reduction in marine energy converters
(Elsevier, 20160806)Reliability and storm survival of Marine Energy Converters are critical to their commercial development and deployment. The Intelligent Active Mooring System (IAMS) is a novel device intended to minimise extreme and fatigue ... 
An analytical solution for reliability assessment of pseudostatic stability of rock slopes using jointly distributed random variables method
(Shiraz University, 201508)Reliability analysis of rock slope stability has received considerable attention in the literature. It has been used as an effective tool to evaluate uncertainty so prevalent in variables. In this research the application ... 
Analytical theory for the initial mass function: III time dependence and star formation rate
(American Astronomical Society, 20130606)The present paper extends our previous theory of the stellar initial mass function (IMF) by including the timedependence, and by including the impact of magnetic field. The predicted mass spectra are similar to the time ... 
Analytically Solvable Asymptotic Model of Atrial Excitability
(20090525)We report a threevariable simplified model of excitation fronts in human atrial tissue. The model is derived by novel asymptotic techniques \new{from the biophysically realistic model of Courtemanche et al (1998) in ... 
The ancient heritage of water ice in the solar system
(American Association for the Advancement of Science, 2014)Identifying the source of Earth's water is central to understanding the origins of lifefostering environments and to assessing the prevalence of such environments in space. Water throughout the solar system exhibits ... 
Angleindependent microwave absorption by ultrathin microcavity arrays
(American Institute of Physics, 2008)The resonant absorption of microwave radiation by thin, twodimensional microcavity arrays has been studied. Resonant modes associated with these structures, formed from copperclad FR4 laminates, exhibit both an azimuthal ... 
Angular momentum evolution of young lowmass stars and brown dwarfs: observations and theory
(University of Arizona Press, 2014)This chapter aims at providing the most complete review of both the emerging concepts and the latest observational results regarding the angular momentum evolution of young lowmass stars and brown dwarfs. In the time since ... 
Anharmonic effects in the thermoelectric properties of PbTe
(American Institute of Physics (AIP), 20140728)In this work, we investigate the crystal anharmonic effects in the thermoelectric properties of ntype PbTe. The lattice thermal transport coefficient is computed by employing an isotropic continuum model for the dispersion ...