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Discussion of “Statistics of model factors in reliability-based design of axially loaded driven piles in sand”
(NRC Research Press, 2018-11-22)
[No abstract available]
Application of infrared thermography technique to the thermal assessment of multiple thermal bridges and windows
A major contribution to the global trend in reducing energy consumption can be made by improving the thermal performance of buildings. Minimization of heat loss via the building envelope is key to maximizing building energy ...
Infrared thermography technique as an in-situ method of assessing heat loss through thermal bridging
A key aspect in assessing the thermal standard of building envelopes is the quantification of the heat loss though thermal bridging, which can be expressed in terms of the linear thermal transmittance Psi. Values of W may ...
A quantitative microbial risk assessment model for total coliforms and e. coli in surface runoff following application of biosolids to grassland
In Ireland, the land application of biosolids is the preferred option of disposing of municipal sewage waste. Biosolids provide nutrients in the form of nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium and increases organic matter. It is ...
An evaluation into the limitations and emerging trends of Six Sigma: an empirical study
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to evaluate the limitations and emerging trends of Six Sigma through an empirical study. Six Sigma is one of the most powerful business process improvement strategies used by numerous ...
Modeling the influence of potassium content and heating rate on biomass pyrolysis
This study presents a combined kinetic and particle model that describes the effect of potassium and heating rate during the fast pyrolysis of woody and herbaceous biomass. The model calculates the mass loss rate, over a ...
Secondary comminution of wood pellets in power plant and laboratory-scale mills
This study aims to determine the influence of mill type and pellet wood composition on particle size and shape of milled wood. The size and shape characteristics of pellets comminuted using power plant roller mills were ...
A realistic pelvic phantom for electrical impedance measurement
(IOP Publishing, 2018-03-15)
Objective: To design and fabricate an anatomically and conductively accurate phantom for electrical impedance studies of non-invasive bladder volume monitoring. Approach: A modular pelvic phantom was designed and fabricated, ...
Evaluation of the mechanical behaviour of novel latticed LVL-webbed joists
(Bentham Open, 2019)
The mechanical behaviour of a novel I-joist having a latticed Laminated Veneer Lumber (LVL) web is investigated. A total of 30 joists with C24 Grade flanges and latticed LVL webs were manufactured and tested to failure. ...
Input and output data analysis for system dynamics modelling using the tidyverse libraries of R
From a number of perspectives, system dynamics is a data‐intensive activity. First, each modelling challenge addresses behaviour over time, where historical time series data inform the model‐building process, and techniques ...