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  1. Productivity can be greatly improved by converting the traditional assembly line to a seru system, especially in the business environment with short product life cycles, uncertain product types and fluctuating pr...

    Authors: Yang Yu, Sihan Wang, Jiafu Tang, Ikou Kaku and Wei Sun

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:809

    Content type: Research

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  2. Achievement of the optimal hydropower generation from operation of water reservoirs, is a complex problems. The purpose of this study was to formulate and improve an approach of a genetic algorithm optimizatio...

    Authors: Yousif H. Al-Aqeeli, T. S. Lee and S. Abd Aziz

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:797

    Content type: Research

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  3. To further capture the influences of uncertain factors on river bridge safety evaluation, a probabilistic approach is adopted. Because this is a systematic and nonlinear problem, MPP-based reliability analyses...

    Authors: Kuo-Wei Liao, Yasunori Muto, Wei-Lun Chen and Bang-Ho Wu

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:783

    Content type: Research

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  4. The modified flux-coupling-type superconducting fault current (SFCL) is a high-efficient electrical auxiliary device, whose basic function is to suppress the short-circuit current by controlling the magnetic p...

    Authors: Lei Chen, Hongkun Chen, Jun Yang, Zhengyu Shu, Huiwen He and Xin Shu

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:771

    Content type: Research

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  5. In this paper, a new model for adaptive artifact cancelation in impedance cardiography (ICG) signals is presented. It is a hybrid model based on wavelet decomposition and an adaptive filter. A novel feature of...

    Authors: Madhavi Mallam and K. Chandra Bhushana Rao

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:770

    Content type: Research

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in SpringerPlus 2016 5:1078

  6. A combined experimental numerical approach is applied to determine the transformation induced plasticity (TRIP)-parameter K for different strength low-alloy steels of grade S355J2+N and S960QL as well as the s...

    Authors: Sebastian Neubert, Andreas Pittner and Michael Rethmeier

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:754

    Content type: Research

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  7. In this article, a hybrid photonic crystal fiber has been proposed for chemical sensing. A FEM has been applied for numerical investigation of some propagation characteristics of the PCF at a wider wavelength ...

    Authors: Sayed Asaduzzaman, Kawsar Ahmed, Touhid Bhuiyan and Tanjila Farah

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:748

    Content type: Research

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  8. Pasteurization has long been the standard method to extend the shelf-life of dairy products, as well as a means to reduce microbial load and the risk of food-borne pathogens. However, the process has limitatio...

    Authors: Phillip R. Myer, Kyle R. Parker, Andrew T. Kanach, Tengliang Zhu, Mark T. Morgan and Bruce M. Applegate

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:660

    Content type: Research

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  9. Hot deformation behavior of the Cu–Cr–Zr–Nd alloy was studied by hot compressive tests in the temperature range of 650–950 °C and the strain rate range of 0.001–10 s−1 using Gleeble-1500D thermo-mechanical simula...

    Authors: Yi Zhang, Huili Sun, Alex A. Volinsky, Baohong Tian, Kexing Song, Zhe Chai, Ping Liu and Yong Liu

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:666

    Content type: Research

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  10. Fatigue driving is a leading cause of traffic fatalities and injuries in China, especially among heavy truck drivers. The present study tried to examine which and how factors within the human-vehicle-roadway-e...

    Authors: Changkun Chen and Jun Zhang

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:582

    Content type: Technical note

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  11. In this work, liquid colour-changing lenses for vision protection, camouflage and optical filtering are developed by circulating colour liquids through microfluidic channels on the lenses manually. Soft lithog...

    Authors: Min Zhang and Songjing Li

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:580

    Content type: Research

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  12. A simulation study of a Cu(In1 − xGax)Se2 (CIGS) thin film solar cell has been carried out with maximum efficiency of 24.27 % (Voc = 0.856 V, Jsc = 33.09 mA/cm2 and FF = 85.73 %). This optimized efficiency is obt...

    Authors: Md. Asaduzzaman, Mehedi Hasan and Ali Newaz Bahar

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:578

    Content type: Research

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  13. Driving environment in tunnels is quite different from the ordinary roadway sections, especially the entrance locations, which causes great difficulty in obtaining and interpreting information through fixation...

    Authors: Yonggang Wang, Longjian Wang, Chen Wang and Yangdong Zhao

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:538

    Content type: Case study

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  14. China’s largest cities like Beijing and Shanghai have seen a sharp increase in subway network development as a result of the rapid urbanization in the last decade. The cities are still expanding their subway n...

    Authors: Xinggao Li and Dajun Yuan

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:527

    Content type: Case study

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  15. At present image processing methods hold a noteworthy position in unravelling various medical imaging challenges. The high risk disorders such as diabetic cardiomyopathy and diabetic retinopathy are considered...

    Authors: Fahimuddin Shaik, Anil Kumar Sharma and Syed Musthak Ahmed

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:507

    Content type: Research

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  16. The effects of strain rate and temperature on the dynamic behavior of Fe-based high temperature alloy was studied. The strain rates were 0.001–12,000 s−1, at temperatures ranging from room temperature to 800 °C. ...

    Authors: Xiang Su, Gang Wang, Jianfeng Li and Yiming Rong

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:504

    Content type: Research

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  17. To solve the problem of wheel/rail rolling contact of nonlinear steady-state curving, a three-dimensional transient finite element (FE) model is developed by the explicit software ANSYS/LS-DYNA. To improve the...

    Authors: Jian Yang, Hua Song, Lihua Fu, Meng Wang and Wei Li

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:471

    Content type: Research

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  18. A review on CMOS delay lines with a focus on the most frequently used techniques for high-resolution delay step is presented. The primary types, specifications, delay circuits, and operating principles are pre...

    Authors: Bilal I. Abdulrazzaq, Izhal Abdul Halin, Shoji Kawahito, Roslina M. Sidek, Suhaidi Shafie and Nurul Amziah Md. Yunus

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:434

    Content type: Review

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  19. This paper proposes the application of differential evolution (DE) algorithm for the optimal tuning of proportional–integral (PI) controller designed to improve the small signal dynamic response of a stand-alo...

    Authors: Ashik Ahmed and Md. Shahid Ullah

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:383

    Content type: Research

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  20. This study develops two extended economic manufacturing quantity (EMQ)-based models with a discontinuous product issuing policy, random machine breakdown, and rework failures. Various real conditions in produc...

    Authors: Singa Wang Chiu, Shin-Wei Chen, Yuan-Shyi Peter Chiu and Ting-Wei Li

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:339

    Content type: Research

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  21. As a substitute to petroleum-derived diesel, biodiesel has high potential as a renewable and environment friendly energy source. For petroleum importing countries the choice of feedstock for biodiesel producti...

    Authors: Mohit Vasudeva, Sumeet Sharma, S. K. Mohapatra and Krishnendu Kundu

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:293

    Content type: Research

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