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  1. It can be observed from the experimental data of different processes that different process parameter combinations can lead to the same performance indicators, but during the optimization of process parameter...

    Authors: Manik Rajora, Pan Zou, Yao Guang Yang, Zhi Wen Fan, Hung Yi Chen, Wen Chieh Wu, Beizhi Li and Steven Y. Liang
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:1424
  2. In an effort to implement fast and effective tank segmentation from infrared images in complex background, the threshold of the maximum between-class variance method (i.e., the Otsu method) is analyzed and the...

    Authors: Yulong Zhou, Min Gao, Dan Fang and Baoquan Zhang
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:1409
  3. In this paper, the aerodynamic characteristic of a ducted tail rotor in hover has been numerically studied using CFD method. An analytical time domain formulation based on Ffowcs Williams–Hawkings (FW–H) equa...

    Authors: Hao Song, Mingxu Yi, Jun Huang, Yalin Pan and Dawei Liu
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:1404

    The Erratum to this article has been published in SpringerPlus 2017 5:2117

  4. D Flip-Flop as a digital circuit can be used as a timing element in many sophisticated circuits. Therefore the optimum performance with the lowest power consumption and acceptable delay time will be critical i...

    Authors: Farshid Keivanian, Nasser Mehrshad and Abolfazl Bijari
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:1391
  5. Image artifacts affect the quality of medical images and may obscure anatomic structure and pathology. Numerous methods for suppression and correction of scattered image artifacts have been suggested in the pa...

    Authors: Hoon Ko, Kwanmoon Jeong, Chang-Hoon Lee, Hong Young Jun, Changwon Jeong, Myeung Su Lee, Yunyoung Nam, Kwon-Ha Yoon and Jinseok Lee
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:1360
  6. In mine roadway support operations, floor bolting not only played a role in floor heave control, but also in reinforcing roof and its two sides. Correspondingly, bolting of roof and two sides also played a par...

    Authors: Qinghai Li, Weiping Shi and Zhongcheng Qin
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:1355
  7. In recent years, electronic power transformer (EPT), which is also called solid state transformer, has attracted great interest and has been used in place of the conventional power transformers. These transfor...

    Authors: Hakan Acikgoz, O. Fatih Kececioglu, Ceyhun Yildiz, Ahmet Gani and Mustafa Sekkeli
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:1350
  8. Mathematical expression describing plastic behavior of steels allows the execution of parametric studies for many purposes. Various formulas have been developed to characterize stress strain curves of steels. ...

    Authors: Tao Li, Jinyang Zheng and Zhiwei Chen
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:1316

    The Erratum to this article has been published in SpringerPlus 2016 5:2110

  9. In this article, a novel integrated mixed-integer nonlinear programming model is presented for designing a cellular manufacturing system (CMS) considering machine layout and part scheduling problems simultane...

    Authors: Ahmad Ebrahimi, Reza Kia and Alireza Rashidi Komijan
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:1254
  10. Although site-directed genetic engineering has greatly improved in recent years, particularly with the implementation of CRISPR-Cas9, the ability to deliver these molecular constructs to a wide variety of cell...

    Authors: John W. Sessions, Tyler E. Lewis, Craig S. Skousen, Sandra Hope and Brian D. Jensen
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:1093
  11. Studies of sediment transport problems in mountainous rivers with steep slopes are difficult due to rapid variations in flow regimes, abrupt changes in topography, etc. Sediment transport in mountainous rivers...

    Authors: Truong An Dang and Sang Deog Park
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:1075

    The Erratum to this article has been published in SpringerPlus 2016 5:1245

  12. Different from previous researches which mostly focused on linear response control of seismically excited high-rise buildings, this study aims to control nonlinear seismic response of high-rise buildings. To t...

    Authors: Guiyun Yan, Fuquan Chen and Yingxiong Wu
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:1053
  13. This paper presents a novel strategy for implementing model predictive control (MPC) to a large gas turbine power plant as a part of our research progress in order to improve plant thermal efficiency and load–...

    Authors: Omar Mohamed, Jihong Wang, Ashraf Khalil and Marwan Limhabrash
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:980
  14. The choice of investment strategy has a great impact on the performance of transport infrastructure. Positive projects such as the “Subway plus Property” model in Hong Kong have created sustainable financial p...

    Authors: Zhengfeng Huang, Pengjun Zheng, Yanqiang Ma, Xuan Li, Wenjun Xu and Wanlu Zhu
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:958
  15. Wet shotcrete can reduce dust and improve supporting strength, however, safe and efficient pipage is a key technical part of wet shotcrete process. The paper studied the pipe flow law of wet shotcrete based on...

    Authors: Lianjun Chen, Guoming Liu, Weimin Cheng and Gang Pan
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:945
  16. Xi’an Bell Tower (the Bell Tower) is a state-level ancient relic in China. The vibration caused by metro will exert adverse effect on the Bell Tower. This paper aims at presenting 3D-FEM models to predict the ...

    Authors: Jinxing Lai, Fangyuan Niu, Ke Wang, Jianxun Chen, Junling Qiu, Haobo Fan and Zhinan Hu
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:935
  17. 3D reconstruction of geo-objects from their digital images is a time-efficient and convenient way of studying the structural features of the object being modelled. This paper presents a 3D reconstruction metho...

    Authors: Abhik Maiti and Debashish Chakravarty
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:932
  18. Industrial-scale use of polyvinyl alcohol (PVA)-gel beads as biocarriers is still not being implemented due to the lack of understanding regarding the optimal operational parameters. In this study, the paramet...

    Authors: Yue Jin, Dunqiu Wang and Wenjie Zhang
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:856