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Comparison of the effective temperatures, gravities and helium abundances of DAO white dwarfs from Balmer and Lyman line studies
(Oxford University Press on behalf of the Royal Astronomical Society, 2004)The use of observations of the hydrogen Balmer absorption series is a wellestablished method of determining the surface gravity and effective temperature (Teff) of white dwarfs. In situations where the Balmer lines cannot ... 
Component reliability testing for wave energy converters: Rationale and implementation
(European Wave and Tidal Energy Conference, 2013)The reliability of marine renewable energy (MRE) converters is a key issue that has to be addressed and included in a whole system approach, in order to make the energy extraction from these sources a viable option. At the ... 
Component test facilities for marine renewable energy converters
(Royal Institution of Naval Architechts, 20100421)This paper describes how the PRIMaRE group at University Exeter is engaging in the establishment of appropriate reliability methods suitable for application to marine renewable devices with a key area being the production ... 
Computation of the drift velocity of spiral waves using response functions
(American Physical Society, 2010)Rotating spiral waves are a form of selforganization observed in spatially extended systems of physical, chemical, and biological nature. In the presence of a small perturbation, the spiral wave's center of rotation and ... 
Computation of the response functions of spiral waves in active media
(American Physical Society, 2009)Rotating spiral waves are a form of selforganization observed in spatially extended systems of physical, chemical, and biological natures. A small perturbation causes gradual change in spatial location of spiral's rotation ... 
Computational analysis of transitional airflow through packed columns of spheres using the finite volume technique
(Elsevier, 2010)We compare computational simulations of the flow of air through a packed column containing spherical particles with experimental and theoretical results for equivalent beds. The column contained 160 spherical particles at ... 
Computational fluid dynamics as a tool for urban drainage system analysis: a review of applications and best practice
(2008)Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) can be applied to gain insights into most fluid processes and associated phenomena and so presents potential to add value in the analysis of urban drainage systems. This paper presents a ... 
A Computer Simulation Study of Anatomy Induced Drift of Spiral Waves in the Human Atrium
(Hindawi Publishing Corporation, 2014)The interaction of spiral waves of excitation with atrial anatomy remains unclear. This simulation study isolates the role of atrial anatomical structures on spiral wave spontaneous drift in the human atrium. We implemented ... 
Computing with confidence: a Bayesian approach
(2006)Bayes’ rule is introduced as a coherent strategy for multiple recomputations of classifier system output, and thus as a basis for assessing the uncertainty associated with a particular system results  i.e. a basis for ... 
Concise stability conditions for systems with static nonlinear feedback expressed by a quadratic program
(Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), 2008)The stability of the feedback connection of a strictly proper linear timeinvariant stable system with a static nonlinearity expressed by a convex quadratic program (QP) is considered. From the KarushKuhnTucker conditions ... 
Conditions for propagation and block of excitation in an asymptotic model of atrial tissue.
(2006)Detailed ionic models of cardiac cells are difficult for numerical simulations because they consist of a large number of equations and contain small parameters. The presence of small parameters, however, may be used for ... 
Conditions for sinktosource transitions and runaway feedbacks from the land carbon cycle
(Cambridge University Press, 200602)The first GCM climatecarbon cycle simulation indicated that the land biosphere could provide a significant acceleration of 21st century climate change (Cox et al. 2000). In this numerical experiment the carbon storage was ... 
Cone exchange transformations and boundedness of orbits
(Cambridge University Press, 2010)We introduce a class of twodimensional piecewise isometries on the plane that we refer to as cone exchange transformations (CETs). These are generalizations of interval exchange transformations (IETs) to 2D unbounded ... 
Confidence in Classification: A Bayesian Approach
(Springer Verlag, 2006)Bayesian classification is currently of considerable interest. It provides a strategy for eliminating the uncertainty associated with a particular choice of classifiermodel parameters, and is the optimal decisiontheoretic ... 
Confident interpretation of Bayesian decision tree ensembles for clinical applications
(Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2007)Bayesian averaging (BA) over ensembles of decision models allows evaluation of the uncertainty of decisions that is of crucial importance for safetycritical applications such as medical diagnostics. The interpretability ... 
A conjecture of Stanley on alternating permutations
(Electronic Journal of Combinatorics, 2007)We give two simple proofs of a conjecture of Richard Stanley concerning the equidistribution of derangements and alternating permutations with the maximal number of fixed points. 
Conoscopic observation of director reorientation during Poiseuille flow of a nematic liquid crystal
(American Institute of Physics, 2009)Director reorientation under pressure driven (Poiseuille) flow is observed conoscopically for the liquid crystal 5CB aligned at an azimuthal angle of 45° to the direction of flow. A polyimide surface treatment (AL 1254) ... 
The conservation value of abandoned pits and quarries in Cornwall: a report of the conference held at County Hall, Truro on 22nd March 1999
(The Historic Environment Service, Cornwall County Council, 2002) 
Consistency of certain constitutive relations with quantum electromagnetism
(American Physical Society, 2011)Recent work by Philbin [ New J. Phys. 12 123008 (2010)] has provided a Lagrangian theory that establishes a general method for the canonical quantization of the electromagnetic field in any dispersive, lossy, linear ...