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  1. Content type: Research

    Electromyography (EMG) signals recorded from healthy, myopathic, and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) subjects are nonlinear, non-stationary, and similar in the time domain and the frequency domain. Therefo...

    Authors: Patcharin Artameeyanant, Sivarit Sultornsanee and Kosin Chamnongthai

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:2101

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    Establishing a stand-alone cryogenic test stand is of vital importance to ensure the highly reliable and available operation of superconducting radio-frequency module in a synchrotron light source. Operating a...

    Authors: M. H. Chang, M. H. Tsai, Ch. Wang, M. C. Lin, F. T. Chung, M. S. Yeh, L. H. Chang, C. H. Lo, T. C. Yu, L. J. Chen and Z. K. Liu

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:2077

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    In this study, bio-inspired computing is exploited for solving system of nonlinear equations using variants of genetic algorithms (GAs) as a tool for global search method hybrid with sequential quadratic progr...

    Authors: Muhammad Asif Zahoor Raja, Adiqa Kausar Kiani, Azam Shehzad and Aneela Zameer

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:2063

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    Performance test of the China Fusion Engineering Test Reactor (CFETR) central solenoid (CS) and toroidal field (TF) insert coils is of great importance to evaluate the CFETR magnet performance in relevant oper...

    Authors: Yong Ren, Xiaogang Liu, Junjun Li, Zhaoliang Wang, Lilong Qiu, Shijun Du, Guoqiang Li and Xiang Gao

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:2052

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    Presented in this paper is a rigorous solution of the conventional Terzaghi one-dimensional consolidation under haversine cyclic loading with any rest period. The clay deposit is either permeable at both top a...

    Authors: Nina Müthing, Sabah S. Razouki, Maria Datcheva and Tom Schanz

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:1987

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    Based on conventional approaches for the integration of resistive-type superconducting fault current limiters (SFCLs) on electric distribution networks, SFCL models largely rely on the insertion of a step or e...

    Authors: Xiuchang Zhang, Harold S. Ruiz, Jianzhao Geng, Boyang Shen, Lin Fu, Heng Zhang and Tim A. Coombs

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:1972

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    After the Fukushima nuclear accident, safety of nuclear power plants (NPPs) is widespread concerned. The reliability of reactor protection system (RPS) is directly related to the safety of NPPs, however, it is...

    Authors: Jing Zhao, Ya-Nan He, Peng-Fei Gu, Wei-Hua Chen and Feng Gao

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:1953

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    In identifying to-be-improved product component(s), the customer/user requirements which are mainly considered, and achieved through customer surveys using the quality function deployment (QFD) tool, often fai...

    Authors: Daniel O. Aikhuele and Faiz B. M. Turan

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:1938

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    In the past few decades, a significant volume of work has been carried out on various aspects of the state estimation problem to estimate an optimum state vector of the power system. This problem has been focu...

    Authors: Zahid Khan, Radzuan Bin Razali, Hanita Daud, Nursyarizal Mohd Nor, Mahmud Fotuhi-Firuzabad and Katrina Lane Krebs

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:1943

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    The water entry of a submersible aircraft, which is transient, highly coupled, and nonlinear, is complicated. After analyzing the mechanics of this process, the change rate of every variable is considered. A d...

    Authors: BaoWei Xu, YongLi Li, JinFu Feng, JunHua Hu, Duo Qi and Jian Yang

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:1933

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    Leakage of underwater crude oil pipes causes severe pollution to soil and water, and results in great economic loss. To predict the diffusion area of spilled oil before it reaches the water’s surface and to re...

    Authors: Liqiong Chen, Qi Liu, Yunyun Li, Rui Lu, Shijuan Wu, Xin Li and Tao Hou

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:1875

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    Designs leading to maximize the use of sun radiation of a given reflective area without increasing the expense on investment are important to solar power plants construction. We here provide a method that allo...

    Authors: Jinshan Xu, Shaocong Gan, Song Li, Zhongyuan Ruan, Shengyong Chen, Yong Wang, Changgui Gui and Bin Wan

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:1850

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    In this article, a novel and accurate scheme for fault detection, classification and fault distance estimation for a fixed series compensated transmission line is proposed. The proposed scheme is based on arti...

    Authors: Piyush Khadke, Nita Patne, Arvind Singh and Gulab Shinde

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:1834

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    The treatment performance and spatial microbial community structure of three parallel denitrifying biological filters (DNBFs) operated with methanol, ethanol and acetate, respectively, were explored. The acet...

    Authors: Yingxue Sun, Dandan Shen, Xiaoli Zhou, Na Shi and Yuan Tian

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:1752

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    The natural smoke exhaust system for tall spaces is more advantageous than the mechanical type of exhaust. In Taiwan, the effectiveness of natural smoke exhaust systems is inspected only by checking the vent a...

    Authors: ChungHwei Su, ShiuanCheng Wang, ChiaYuan Shih and YungChang Yang

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:1744

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    Blackberries are fruits produced worldwide, with 25 % of their production centered in Mexico, Central and South America. Tropical highland blackberry is a fruit that can potentially enhance human health, due t...

    Authors: Alexander Schmidt-Durán, Carlos Alvarado-Ulloa, Randall Chacón-Cerdas, Luis Fernando Alvarado-Marchena and Dora Flores-Mora

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:1717

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  17. Content type: Case study

    The contacting surfaces subjected to progressive loss of material known as ‘wear,’ which is unavoidable between contacting surfaces. Similar kind of phenomenon observed in the human body in various joints whe...

    Authors: Sachin Ghalme, Ankush Mankar and Y. J. Bhalerao

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:1671

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  18. Content type: Research

    A study of the melt volume flow rate (MVR) and the melt flow rate (MFR) of kenaf fibre (KF) reinforced Floreon (FLO) and magnesium hydroxide (MH) biocomposites under different temperatures (160–180 °C) and we...

    Authors: C. H. Lee, S. M. Sapuan, J. H. Lee and M. R. Hassan

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:1680

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    In this paper, we first present a new lattice-based PKE scheme on SIS, proving that it achieves CPA-security under DBi-ISIS assumption. Compared to some lattice-based schemes, ours has some advantages and is q...

    Authors: Limin Zhou, Zhengming Hu and Fengju Lv

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:1627

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  20. Content type: Research

    In order to investigate the mechanical properties of lime mudstone, conventional triaxial compression tests under different confining pressures (0, 5, 15 and 20 MPa) are performed on lime mudstone samples. The...

    Authors: Junbao Wang, Xinrong Liu, Baoyun Zhao, Zhanping Song and Jinxing Lai

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:1634

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  21. Content type: Research

    Characteristics of flow field and stirring ability of coherent jet with various shrouding CH4 flow rates on the molten bath were studied by combustion experiment and numerical simulation. The axial velocity and t...

    Authors: Fuhai Liu, Dongbai Sun, Rong Zhu, Rongfang Su and Xueyi Wang

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:1613

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  22. Content type: Research

    This research article proposes a powerful fractional-order PI controller to mitigate the subsynchronous oscillations in turbine-generator shaft due to subsynchronous resonance (SSR) with flexible AC transmissi...

    Authors: D. Koteswara Raju, Bhimrao S. Umre, Anjali S. Junghare, Mohan P. Thakre, Rambabu Motamarri and Chaitanya Somu

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:1599

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  23. Content type: Research

    Group scheduling is significant for efficient and cost effective production system. However, there exist setup times between the groups, which require to decrease it by sequencing groups in an efficient way. C...

    Authors: Lei Yue, Zailin Guan, Ullah Saif, Fei Zhang and Hao Wang

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:1593

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    Vertical splitting cracks often appear in side walls of large-scale underground caverns during excavations owing to the brittle characteristics of surrounding rock mass, especially under the conditions of high...

    Authors: Zhishen Wang, Yong Li, Weishen Zhu, Yiguo Xue and Song Yu

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:1528

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  25. Content type: Research

    CRISPR-Cas9 genome editing and labeling has emerged as an important tool in biologic research, particularly in regards to potential transgenic and gene therapy applications. Delivery of CRISPR-Cas9 plasmids to...

    Authors: John W. Sessions, Craig S. Skousen, Kevin D. Price, Brad W. Hanks, Sandra Hope, Jonathan K. Alder and Brian D. Jensen

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:1521

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    Some people cannot produce sound although their facial muscles work properly due to having problem in their vocal cords. Therefore, recognition of alphabets as well as sentences uttered by these voiceless peop...

    Authors: S. S. Mostafa, M. A. Awal, M. Ahmad and M. A. Rashid

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:1522

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    Chrestenson generalized Walsh transform factorizations for parallel processing imbedded implementations on field programmable gate arrays are presented. This general base transform, sometimes referred to as t...

    Authors: Michael J. Corinthios

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:1511

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