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The impact of sheared vs. sawn timber in the typical southern pine plywood mill  

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THE IMPACT OF SHEARED VS' SAWN TIMBER IN THE TYPICAL SOUTHERN PINE PLYWOOD MILL A Thesis by RUSSELL GARRETT SWINNEY Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas ASM University in partial fulfillment of the requirements... for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE December 1989 Major Subject: Forestry THE IMPACT OP SHEARED VS. SAWN T1MBER IN THE TYPICAL SOUTHERN PINE PLYWOOD MILI A Thesis by RUSSELL GARRETT SWINNEY Approved as to style and content by: Jease ( hair of mmi Jy...

Swinney, Russell Garrett

1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Life cycle inventory for palm based plywood: A gate-to-gate case study  

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The oil palm industry heavily relies on the world market. It is essential to ensure that the oil palm industry is ready to meet the demands and expectation of these overseas customers on the environmental performance of the oil palm industry. Malaysia produces 13.9 million tons of oil palm biomass including oil palm trunk (OPT) frond and empty fruits bunches (EFB) annually. OPT felled in some oil palm plantations during replanting is transported to various industries and one such industry is the plywood factories. In order to gauge the environmental performance of the use of OPT as plywood a Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) study was conducted for palm based plywood. LCA is an important tool to assess the environmental performance of a product or process. Life cycle inventory (LCI) is the heart of a LCA study. This LCI study has a gate-to-gate system boundary and the functional unit is 1 m3 palm plywood produced and covers three types of plywood; Moisture Resistance Plywood (MR) Weather Boiling Proof Plywood Grade 1 (WBP Grade 1) at Factory D and Weather Boiling Proof Plywood Grade 2 (WBP Grade 2) at Factory E. Both factories use two different types of drying processes; conventional drying at Factory D and kiln drying at Factory E. This inventory data was collected from two factories (D and E) representing 40% of Malaysia palm plywood industry. The inputs are mainly the raw materials which are the oil palm trunks and tropical wood veneers and the energy from diesel and electricity from grid which is mainly used for the drying process. The other inputs include water urea formaldehyde phenol formaldehyde flour and melamine powder. The outputs are the biomass waste which consists of oil palm trunk off-cut and emission from boiler. Generally all types of plywood production use almost same materials and processing methods in different quantities. Due to the different process efficiency Factory D uses less input of raw materials and energy compared to Factory E.

Shamim Ahmad; Ismail Sahid; Vijaya Subramaniam; Halimah Muhamad; Anis Mokhtar

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Rough Diagrams Laurent Vigneron  

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that are not tautologies of modal logic S5. 1 Generalized Rough Sets The idea of rough set was proposed by Pawlak in 1982 [5]. The starting point of the rough set theory is the assumption that we have initially some informa have de#12;ned the notion of generalized rough sets: any topological space (X; I) with a clopen sets

Vigneron, Laurent

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Rough Approximate Operators: Axiomatic Rough Set Theory  

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In rough set theory, the upper and lower approximations are ... are two abstract operators acting on the power set of U, the universe of discourse. ... The proof is an easy application of point set topology. Simi...

T. Y. Lin; Qing Liu

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Elementary Rough Set Granules: Toward a Rough Set Processor  

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In this chapter, the basics of the rough set approach are presented, and an outline of ... of a simple processor is based on elementary rough set granules and dependencies between them. The rough set processor (R...

Zdzis?aw Pawlak

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Rough Ride Test Procedure  

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NTP005 NTP005 Revision 2 Effective December 1, 2004 Electric Vehicle Rough Road Course Test Prepared by Electric Transportation Applications Prepared by: _______________________________ Date:__________ Ryan Harkins Approved by: _________________________________________________ Date: _______________ Donald B. Karner ©2004 Electric Transportation Applications All Rights Reserved Procedure ETA-NTP005 Revision 2 2 TABLE OF CONTENTS 1.0 Objectives 3 2.0 Purpose 3 3.0 Documentation 3 4.0 Initial Conditions and Prerequisites 4 5.0 Testing Activity Requirements 6 6.0 Glossary 12 7.0 References 14 Appendices Appendix A - Electric Vehicle Rough Road Test Data Sheet 15

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Improvement of Information Rough Communication on Rough Set  

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The concept of information rough communication based on knowledge base is proposed by Mousavi Amin, Jabedar-Maralani Parviz. In this paper, its limitation is discussed. The concept of information rough communi...

QinLi An

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Dark spot formation relative to ITO surface roughness for polyfluorene  

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Dark spot formation relative to ITO surface roughness for polyfluorene Dark spot formation relative to ITO surface roughness for polyfluorene devices Title Dark spot formation relative to ITO surface roughness for polyfluorene devices Publication Type Journal Article Year of Publication 2004 Authors Liu, Gao, John B. Kerr, and Stephen G. Johnson Journal Synthetic Metals Volume 144 Pagination 1-6 Keywords dark spot, failure mechanism, interface, ito surface, oled Abstract The failure behaviors of ITO/PEDOT;PSS/polyfluorene/Al devices are different depending on the surface roughness of the sputtered ITO anode film. The spikes on ITO surface are responsible for the initial local shorts of the device, which develop into dark spots very quickly. Indium adsorption is observed on the polymer and Al cathode interface. A chemical etching procedure is used to smoothen the ITO surface without changing the ITO thickness and the sheet resistance. Devices made out of smooth ITO show minimum changes at polymer-cathode interface during operation.

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On Generalized Rough Sets (extended abstract)  

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On Generalized Rough Sets (extended abstract) Anita Wasilewska Department of Computer Science State Rough Sets The idea of rough set was proposed by Pawlak in 1982 [10]. The starting point of the rough a rough set. The lower and upper approximations treated as one argument operations R and R in the ap

Vigneron, Laurent

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COMBINATION OF ROUGH AND FUZZY SETS  

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1 COMBINATION OF ROUGH AND FUZZY SETS BASED ON -LEVEL SETS Y.Y. Yao Department of Computer Science set can be represented by a family of crisp sets using its -level sets, whereas a rough set can involved in the combination of rough-set and fuzzy-set models. The rough-fuzzy-set and fuzzy-rough-set

Yao, Yiyu

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Plasma Radiation by Rough Surfaces  

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The recent observation of a peak of scattered radiation at the plasma frequency from thin metal foils irradiated with light can be explained in terms of a small amount of surface roughness of the foils.

Edward A. Stern

1967-12-04T23:59:59.000Z

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Disk Roughness and Defect Monitoring  

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Disk surface monitoring and certification refer to the testing and certification of a disk surface in terms of roughness and defect ... as well as the capability to accommodate a flying slider. It includes glide ...

Gang Sheng; Jizhong He; Shuanlin Duan

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Design of Rough Neurons: Rough Set Foundation and Petri Net Model  

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This paper introduces the design of rough neurons based on rough sets. Rough neurons instantiate approximate reasoning in assessing knowledge ... to classifying inputs. The particular form of rough neuron conside...

J. F. Peters; A. Skowron; Z. Suraj; L. Han…

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Rough Set Approach to KDD (Extended Abstract)  

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This tutorial is a survey on rough set theory and some of its applications in ... to analysis of different real life problems using rough set methods as well as the presentation of Rough Set Exploration System (R...

Hung Son Nguyen; Andrzej Skowron

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Rough Sets in Economy and Finance  

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The Rough Set Theory makes it possible to represent and ... of the currently available literature covering applications of rough sets in the economy and finance. The classical rough set model and its important ex...

Mariusz Podsiad?o; Henryk Rybi?ski

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Rough sets determined by tolerances  

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Abstract We show that for any tolerance R on U, the ordered sets of lower and upper rough approximations determined by R form ortholattices. These ortholattices are completely distributive, thus forming atomistic Boolean lattices, if and only if R is induced by an irredundant covering of U, and in such a case, the atoms of these Boolean lattices are described. We prove that the ordered set RS of rough sets determined by a tolerance R on U is a complete lattice if and only if it is a complete subdirect product of the complete lattices of lower and upper rough approximations. We show that R is a tolerance induced by an irredundant covering of U if and only if RS is an algebraic completely distributive lattice, and in such a situation a quasi-Nelson algebra can be defined on RS. We present necessary and sufficient conditions which guarantee that for a tolerance R on U, the ordered set RS X is a lattice for all X ? U , where R X denotes the restriction of R to the set X and RS X is the corresponding set of rough sets. We introduce the disjoint representation and the formal concept representation of rough sets, and show that they are Dedekind–MacNeille completions of RS.

Jouni Järvinen; Sándor Radeleczki

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Effects of the roughness characteristics on the wire tool surface for the electrical discharge machining properties  

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Wire electrical discharge machining (WEDM) has been investigated to obtain the better discharge machining properties of the removal rate and the surface roughness in a few decades. Recently, it revealed that the rough tool electrodes can improve the WEDM properties for some sort of materials. In this study, the rough wire electrodes using a wet blasting method was developed and evaluated the machining performance for the insulated Si{sub 3}N{sub 4} in the WEDM processes. As the results, it could not recognize the advantage of roughness wire electrode under the high-energy condition, but it found that the electro-conductive layer thickness became thinner in comparison with those of normal wires. On the contrary, it could be obtained the better surface roughness in the low energy condition. It was supposed that the roughed wire surface generates the homogeneous dispersion discharges on the workpiece.

Fukuzawa, Yasushi; Yamashita, Masahide; Mamuro, Hiroaki; Yamashita, Ken [Nagaoka University of Technology, Department of Mechanical Engineering, 1603-1 Kamitomioka-machi, Nagaoka, Niigata, 940-2188 (Japan); Ogata, Masayoshi [Macoho Co., Ltd. 525 Kanawa, Isurugi-machi, Nagaoka, Niigata 940-2032 JAPAN (Japan)

2011-01-17T23:59:59.000Z

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TOPOLOGICAL AND FUZZY ROUGH SETS Department of  

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TOPOLOGICAL AND FUZZY ROUGH SETS T. Y. Lin Department of Mathematics and Computer Science San Jose is studied via rough sets, fuzzy sets and topological spaces (more precisely, Frechet spaces). Rough set a knowledge base [1](pp. 14). Pawlak's rough set theory can be viewed as a study of concepts or knowledge via

Lin, Tsau Young

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Trees, rough integration and differential equations  

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on the trajectory (x,y). mg (orsay) trees, rough paths, ... 3 / 27 #12;Trees L finite set. Trees labeled by L , TLTrees, rough integration and differential equations Massimiliano Gubinelli Laboratoire de Mathématiques Université Paris-Sud XI mg (orsay) trees, rough paths, ... 1 / 27 #12;Rough paths T. Lyons (Oxford

Gubinelli, Massimiliano

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The Rough Set Engine GROBIAN Ivo Dntsch  

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The Rough Set Engine GROBIAN Ivo Düntsch School of Information and Software Engineering University semantische Informationsverarbeitung Universität Osnabrück Abstract Rough set analysis is a non rough set data analysis. In addition to the "traditional" procedures of rough set analysis

Düntsch, Ivo

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Rough Set Theory: An Introduction  

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In rough set theory, knowledge is interpreted as an ability...a, 81b]). These objects form a set called often a universe of discourse and their nature may vary from case to case: they may be e.g. medical patients...

Prof. Dr. Lech Polkowski

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Rough and fuzzy-rough methods for mammographic data Neil Mac Parthalain, Richard Jensen, Qiang Shen  

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in- vestigates the application of a number of rough set and fuzzy-rough set techniques to mammo for classification using rough sets, and fuzzy-rough sets and applied to this mammographic data, incorporating. In section 3, the fuzzy-rough set methodology and its application to both feature selection and the nearest

Lucas, Simon M.

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Soft X-ray reflectometry applied to the evaluation of surface roughness variation during the deposition of thin films  

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1645 Soft X-ray reflectometry applied to the evaluation of surface roughness variation during). The surface roughness evolution was calculated as a function of thickness from the soft X-ray reflectance Abstracts 07.60H - 68.20 - 68.55 - 78.65 Introduction. Soft X-ray reflectometry (SXR) was introduced

Boyer, Edmond

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A Rough Set Paradigm for Unifying Rough Set Theory and Fuzzy Set Theory  

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In this plenary address, we would like to discuss rough inclusions defined in Rough Mereology, a joint idea with A. ... , as a basis for common models for rough as well as fuzzy set theories. We would like to jus...

Lech Polkowski

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Application of Spray Foam Insulation Under Plywood and OSB Roof Sheathing (Fact Sheet), Building America Case Study: Technology Solutions for New and Existing Homes, Building Technologies Office (BTO)  

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Application of Spray Foam Application of Spray Foam Insulation Under Plywood and OSB Roof Sheathing PROJECT aPPliCaTiON Construction: Existing homes with unvented cathedralized roofs. Type: Residential Climate Zones: All TEam mEmbERs Building Science Corporation www.buildingscience.com BASF www.basf.com Dow Chemical Company www.dow.com Honeywell http://honeywell.com Icynene www.icynene.com COdE COmPliaNCE 2012 International Code Council, International Residential Code Spray polyurethane foams (SPFs) have advantages over alternative insulation methods because they provide air sealing in complex assemblies, particularly roofs. Spray foam can provide the thermal, air, and vapor control layers in both new and retrofit construction. Unvented roof strategies with open cell and

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A New Treatment of Rough Surface Scattering  

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...1996 research-article A New Treatment of Rough Surface Scattering C. Macaskill P...narrow beam at a randomly rough surface where the height distribution...is Gaussian. The field at the surface is assumed to satisfy a Dirichlet...

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Review of Rough Set Models  

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Since introduction of the theory of rough set in early eighties, considerable work has been ... The paper provides a review of the Pawlak rough set model and its extensions, with emphasis on ... the formulation, ...

Y. Y. Yao; S. K. M. Wong; T. Y. Lin

1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Rough Logic Formalism for Fuzzy Controllers  

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A Rough Logic Formalism for Fuzzy Controllers: A Hard and Soft Computing View T.Y. Lin Department are the design goal. Several new applications are identified. KEYWORDS: control, fuzzy logic, modal logic, rough process, called rough logic government, is proposed. In this process, fuzzy logic is viewed

Lin, Tsau Young

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Electrokinetic transport in microchannels with random roughness  

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We present a numerical framework to model the electrokinetic transport in microchannels with random roughness. The three-dimensional microstructure of the rough channel is generated by a random generation-growth method with three statistical parameters to control the number density, the total volume fraction, and the anisotropy characteristics of roughness elements. The governing equations for the electrokinetic transport are solved by a high-efficiency lattice Poisson?Boltzmann method in complex geometries. The effects from the geometric characteristics of roughness on the electrokinetic transport in microchannels are therefore modeled and analyzed. For a given total roughness volume fraction, a higher number density leads to a lower fluctuation because of the random factors. The electroosmotic flow rate increases with the roughness number density nearly logarithmically for a given volume fraction of roughness but decreases with the volume fraction for a given roughness number density. When both the volume fraction and the number density of roughness are given, the electroosmotic flow rate is enhanced by the increase of the characteristic length along the external electric field direction but is reduced by that in the direction across the channel. For a given microstructure of the rough microchannel, the electroosmotic flow rate decreases with the Debye length. It is found that the shape resistance of roughness is responsible for the flow rate reduction in the rough channel compared to the smooth channel even for very thin double layers, and hence plays an important role in microchannel electroosmotic flows.

Wang, Moran [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Kang, Qinjun [Los Alamos National Laboratory

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Rough Set Approximations in Formal Concept Analysis  

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Rough Set Approximations in Formal Concept Analysis Y.Y. Yao, Yaohua Chen Department of Computer}@cs.uregina.ca Abstract-- An important topic of rough set theory is the approximation of undefinable sets or concepts of approximation operators. In this paper, the notion of rough set approximations is introduced into formal concept

Yao, Yiyu

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Vaguely Quantified Rough Sets Chris Cornelis1  

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Vaguely Quantified Rough Sets Chris Cornelis1 , Martine De Cock1 , and Anna Maria Radzikowska2 1@mini.pw.edu.pl Abstract. The hybridization of rough sets and fuzzy sets has focused on creating an end product they allow for gradual membership, fuzzy rough sets are still abrupt in a sense that adding or omitting

Gent, Universiteit

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Intuitionistic fuzzy rough sets: at the cross-  

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U N C O R R EC TED PR O O F Intuitionistic fuzzy rough sets: at the cross- roads of imperfect: Just like rough set theory, fuzzy set theory addresses the topic of dealing with imperfect knowledge tentative definitions of the concept of an `intuitionistic fuzzy rough set' that were raised in their wake

Gent, Universiteit

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A REVIEW OF ROUGH SET MODELS  

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1 A REVIEW OF ROUGH SET MODELS Y.Y. Yao*, S.K.M. Wong**, and T.Y. Lin*** * Department of Computer of rough set in early eighties, considerable work has been done on the development and application of this new theory. The paper provides a review of the Pawlak rough set model and its extensions

Lin, Tsau Young

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Rough Sets and Matroids Victor W. Marek  

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Rough Sets and Matroids Victor W. Marek Department of Computer Science, University of Kentucky of that and related facts for the development of Rough Sets theory. 1 Introduction The goal of this note is to provide a proof of the recent statement by Liu and Zhu [2] and look at some properties of rough sets related

Marek, Victor W.

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Rough Set Approximations in Formal Concept Analysis  

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Rough Set Approximations in Formal Concept Analysis Yiyu Yao and Yaohua Chen Department of Computer}@cs.uregina.ca Abstract. A basic notion shared by rough set analysis and formal concept anal- ysis is the definability to each other based on defin- ability. In this paper, the notion of rough set approximations is introduced

Yao, Yiyu

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Wetting of rough surfaces: a homogenization approach  

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...plane xd = 0, and it is rough at a scale , where is...A (2005) Wetting of rough surfaces: a homogenization...where S1 is a closed set in Rd such that {xd 0...is finite, then L is a set with finite perimeter...A (2005) Wetting of rough surfaces: a homogenization...

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Ordered Weighted Average Based Fuzzy Rough Sets  

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Ordered Weighted Average Based Fuzzy Rough Sets Chris Cornelis 1 , Nele Verbiest1 , and Richard rough set model, which is based on a similar rationale, our proposal has the ad- vantage a feature selection application confirm the potential of the OWA-based model. Keywords: fuzzy rough sets

Gent, Universiteit

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A logic for rough sets Ivo Dntsch  

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A logic for rough sets Ivo Düntsch School of Information and Software Engineering, University of a set forms a Boolean algebra under the usual set theoretic operations, while the collection of rough that regular double Stone algebras are a class of algebras appropriate for a logic of rough sets. Using

Düntsch, Ivo

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ROUGH AND MODAL ALGEBRAS Laurent VIGNERON  

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automatically by the theorem prover. 1. INTRODUCTION The theory of rough sets provides a methodological frame, and market analysis. We present here two new connections for the rough set theory. We link]) relationship between the rough sets and modal S5 logic, and hence with some topological Boolean algebras

Vigneron, Laurent

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Textures and covering based rough sets  

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This paper introduces the relations between covering and dicovering in the framework of rough sets. The natural counterpart of a covering in textures is given by a family of pairs of sets which is called a dicovering. This leads us to two dual concepts ... Keywords: Covering based approximation operators, Dicovering, Rough set, Textural rough set, Texture space

Murat Diker; Ay?egül Altay U?ur

2012-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Dominance-Based Rough Set Approach and Bipolar Abstract Rough Approximation Spaces  

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We take into consideration Dominance-based Rough Set Approach and its recently proposed algebraic modeling...

Salvatore Greco; Benedetto Matarazzo…

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The effect of roughness on aerosol deposition in tubes  

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is the Reynolds number. The data formed a peculiar dip at a Reynolds number between 2000 and 10, 000 (depending on roughness) and remained fairly constant for increased Reynolds number. Nikuradse concluded that when the thickness of the laminar layer is greater...). The experiments of Wirtz and Chen (1991) were conducted on internally transverse finned (ribbed) tubes for a Reynolds number range of 2000 - 8000 and various rib spacings (3 - 18 mm) and heights (12 - 18 mm), using air as the fluid media. Their experimental...

Chavez, Mario Cesar

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Thick film hydrogen sensor  

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A thick film hydrogen sensor element includes an essentially inert, electrically-insulating substrate having deposited thereon a thick film metallization forming at least two resistors. The metallization is a sintered composition of Pd and a sinterable binder such as glass frit. An essentially inert, electrically insulating, hydrogen impermeable passivation layer covers at least one of the resistors. 8 figs.

Hoffheins, B.S.; Lauf, R.J.

1995-09-19T23:59:59.000Z

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Patch dynamics and stability in steep, rough streams E. M. Yager,1  

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Patch dynamics and stability in steep, rough streams E. M. Yager,1 W. E. Dietrich,2 J. W. Kirchner boulders and more mobile patches of gravel and cobbles. Little is known about how variability in flow and sediment flux affect the area, thickness, composition, and grain mobility of sediment patches. To better

Kirchner, James W.

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Attribute Selection Methods in Rough Set Theory.  

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?? Attribute selection for rough sets is an NP-hard problem, in which fast heuristic algorithms are needed to find reducts. In this project, two reduct… (more)

Li, Xiaohan

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Friction of a slider on a granular layer: Nonmonotonic thickness dependence and effect of boundary conditions  

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Friction of a slider on a granular layer: Nonmonotonic thickness dependence and effect of boundary the effective friction encountered by a mass sliding on a granular layer as a function of bed thickness and boundary roughness conditions. The observed friction has minima for a small number of layers before

Kudrolli, Arshad

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Generalizing Rough Set Theory Through Dominance-Based Rough Set Approach  

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Ordinal properties of data related to preferences have been taken into account in the Dominance-based Rough Set Approach (DRSA). We show that DRSA ... a very general framework in which the classical rough set app...

Salvatore Greco; Benedetto Matarazzo…

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The evolutionary development of roughness prediction models  

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The vigorous expansion of wind energy power generation over the last decade has also entailed innovative improvements to surface roughness prediction models applied to high-torque milling operations. Artificial neural networks are the most widely used ... Keywords: Dimensionality reduction, Genetic algorithm, High-torque milling, Surface roughness

Maciej Grzenda; Andres Bustillo

2013-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Interfacial Friction in Gas-Liquid Annular Flow: Analogies to Full and Transition Roughness  

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New film thickness and pressure gradient data were obtained in a 5.08 by 101.6 mm duct for nitrogen and water in annular flow. Pressures of 3.4 and 17 atm and temperatures of 38 and 93 C were used to vary the gas density and liquid viscosity. These data are used to compute interfacial shear stresses and interfacial friction factors for comparison with several accepted literature correlations. These comparisons are reasonable for small values of the relative film thickness. However, the new data cover conditions not approached by the data used to construct those correlations. By combining the current data with the results of two other comprehensive modern experimental studies, a new correlation for the interfacial friction factor has been developed. This correlation adds elements of transition roughness to Wallis' fully-rough analogy to better predict interfacial friction factors over a wide range of gas Reynolds numbers and liquid film thicknesses.

Bauer, R.C.; Beus, S.G.; Fore, L.B.

1999-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Detonation limits in rough walled tubes  

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Abstract The present paper reports the results of a study of detonation limits in rough tubes. Detonation velocity is measured by photodiodes and ionization probes spaced at 10 cm intervals along the length of the tube. Short lengths of smoked foils inserted into the core of the rough tube is used to register the structure of the detonation wave. Pressure transducers are also used to obtain the pressure profile. The results indicate that in rough tubes, the detonation velocity is generally much lower than the corresponding values for smooth tubes. The velocity decreases slowly at first and then more rapidly as the limit is approached. The velocity variation is generally continuous and at the limits, the failure velocity is of the order of about 0.4 V CJ for all cases. The detonation limits in rough tubes are found to be wider than for a smooth tube. This indicates that the turbulence generated by the wall roughness facilitates the propagation of the detonation and extends the limits. Smoked foil records show that in the core of the rough tube the detonation front has a cellular structure corresponding to the usual cellular structure due to instability of the detonation. Thus the intrinsic unstable cellular structure is quite robust and retains its global characteristics in spite of the large perturbations generated by the rough wall. The detonation in the core of the rough tube goes from multi-headed to single headed as the limit is approached. Past the single headed spin, the low velocity detonation has no cellular structure but consists of interacting weak transverse waves from the rough wall. The averaged pressure of the low velocity detonation front corresponds to about the constant volume explosion pressure, in accord with the velocity of the low velocity detonation.

Amanda Starr; John H.S. Lee; Hoi Dick Ng

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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TUNING ROUGH CONTROLLERS BY GENETIC ALGORITHMS Teresa Chiu  

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rough sets, rough logic, and evolutionary computing. Rough logic government starts with a symbolic model]. It is a variant of classical fuzzy controller that integrates rough sets, fuzzy logic, genetic algorithm) at the front, we add rough set methodology to extract linguistic rules from a set of ``training data,'' (2

Lin, Tsau Young

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Dopant atom clustering and charge screening induced roughness of electronic interfaces in GaAs p-n multilayers  

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The roughness of the electronic interfaces of p-n GaAs multilayers is investigated by cross-sectional scanning tunneling microscopy. Two physically different contributions to the roughness are found, both much larger than the underlying atomically sharp “metallurgical” interface. The roughness arises from the individual electrostatic screening fields around each dopant atom near the interface and from a clustering of dopant atoms. The latter leads to charge-carrier-depleted zones extending locally through the entire nominally homogeneously doped layer for layer thicknesses close to the cluster dimension, hence limiting the precision of the spatial and energetic positioning of the Fermi energy in nanoscale semiconductor structures.

N. D. Jäger, K. Urban, E. R. Weber, and Ph. Ebert

2002-05-24T23:59:59.000Z

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Rough Truth, Consequence, Consistency and Belief Revision  

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The article aims at re-visiting the notion of rough truth...proposed by Pawlak in 1987 [11] and investigating some of its ‘logical’ consequences. We focus on the formal deductive apparatus... ...

Mohua Banerjee

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Measuring the Surface Roughness of Stream Stones  

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Measuring the fine-scale heterogeneity of stones and other substrates is a challenge for benthic ecologists. I describe a method for measuring the roughness of stones that is based on the ratio of two surface ...

Elizabeth A. Bergey

2006-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Rough surface reconstruction for ultrasonic NDE simulation  

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The reflection of ultrasound from rough surfaces is an important topic for the NDE of safety-critical components, such as pressure-containing components in power stations. The specular reflection from a rough surface of a defect is normally lower than it would be from a flat surface, so it is typical to apply a safety factor in order that justification cases for inspection planning are conservative. The study of the statistics of the rough surfaces that might be expected in candidate defects according to materials and loading, and the reflections from them, can be useful to develop arguments for realistic safety factors. This paper presents a study of real rough crack surfaces that are representative of the potential defects in pressure-containing power plant. Two-dimensional (area) values of the height of the roughness have been measured and their statistics analysed. Then a means to reconstruct model cases with similar statistics, so as to enable the creation of multiple realistic realizations of the surfaces, has been investigated, using random field theory. Rough surfaces are reconstructed, based on a real surface, and results for these two-dimensional descriptions of the original surface have been compared with those from the conventional model based on a one-dimensional correlation coefficient function. In addition, ultrasonic reflections from them are simulated using a finite element method.

Choi, Wonjae; Shi, Fan; Lowe, Michael J. S. [UK Research Centre in NDE, Imperial College, London SW7 2AZ (United Kingdom); Skelton, Elizabeth A.; Craster, Richard V. [Department of Mathematics, Imperial College, London SW7 2AZ (United Kingdom)

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Perturbative Roughness Corrections to Electromagnetic Casimir Energies  

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Perturbative corrections to the Casimir free energy due to macroscopic roughness of dielectric interfaces are obtained in the framework of an effective low-energy field theory. It describes the interaction of electromagnetic fields with materials whose plasma frequency $\\omega_p$ determines the low-energy scale. The na\\"ive perturbative expansion of the single-interface scattering matrix in the variance of the profile is sensitive to short wavelength components of the roughness correlation function. We introduce generalized counter terms that subtract and correct these high-momentum contributions to the loop expansion. To leading order the counter terms are determined by the phenomenological plasmon model. The latter is found to be consistent with the low-energy description. The proximity force approximation is recovered in the limit of long correlation length and gives the upper limit for the roughness correction to the Casimir force. The renormalized low-energy theory is insensitive to the high-momentum behavior of the roughness correlation function. Predictions of the improved theory are compared with those of the unrenormalized model and with experiment. The Casimir interaction of interfaces with low levels of roughness is found to be well reproduced by that of flat parallel plates with the measured reflection coefficients at a distance that is slightly less than the mean separation of the rough surfaces.

Hua Yao Wu; Martin Schaden

2014-02-11T23:59:59.000Z

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Speed Map for Autonomous Rovers over Rough Terrain  

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requires a training set to categorize rough terrain andis rough and what is not by driving over the training set.obstacles and rough. Within the crater data set, PTA detects

Loh, Jonathan Edau

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The effects of the substrate surface roughness on graphene plasmons  

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We investigate the effects of variation in the gap size between mono-layer graphene and a substrate with a randomly rough surface on the linear response of graphene’s ? electron bands within the approximation of Dirac fermions. We adopt the electrostatic Green’s function developed by Rahman and Maradudin [Phys. Rev. B 21, 2137–2143 (1980)] for the surface of a dielectric medium, which exhibits a Gaussian distributed height profile and combine it with the polarization function of graphene described as a zero-thickness planar layer at a fixed distance from the mean position of the substrate surface. We specifically consider the effects of a random gap size on the two-dimensional sheet plasmon mode in heavily doped graphene, both on its dispersion relation in the long-wavelength limit and its broadening due to Landau damping in the continuum of inter-band electron-hole excitations at shorter wavelengths.

Lyon, Keenan A.; Miskovic, Zoran L. [Department of Applied Mathematics, University of Waterloo, 200 University Ave W, N2L 3G1, Waterloo, Ontario (Canada)

2014-03-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Computer Simulation of Uranyl Uptake by the Rough Lipopolysaccharide...  

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Computer Simulation of Uranyl Uptake by the Rough Lipopolysaccharide Membrane of Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Computer Simulation of Uranyl Uptake by the Rough Lipopolysaccharide...

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Implementing algorithms of rough set theory and fuzzy rough set theory in the R package “RoughSets”  

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Abstract The package RoughSets, written mainly in the R language, provides implementations of methods from the rough set theory (RST) and fuzzy rough set theory (FRST) for data modeling and analysis. It considers not only fundamental concepts (e.g., indiscernibility relations, lower/upper approximations, etc.), but also their applications in many tasks: discretization, feature selection, instance selection, rule induction, and nearest neighbor-based classifiers. The package architecture and examples are presented in order to introduce it to researchers and practitioners. Researchers can build new models by defining custom functions as parameters, and practitioners are able to perform analysis and prediction of their data using available algorithms. Additionally, we provide a review and comparison of well-known software packages. Overall, our package should be considered as an alternative software library for analyzing data based on RST and FRST.

Lala Septem Riza; Andrzej Janusz; Christoph Bergmeir; Chris Cornelis; Francisco Herrera; Dominik ?le¸zak; José Manuel Benítez

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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ROUGHNESS LENGTHS FOR THE SAVANNAH RIVER SITE  

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Surface roughness values for the areas surrounding the H, D and N-Area meteorological towers were computed from archived 2010 meteorological data. These 15-minute-averaged data were measured with cup anemometers and bidirectional wind vanes (bivanes) 61 m above the surface. The results of the roughness calculation using the standard deviation of elevation angle {sigma}{sub E}, and applying the simple formula based on tree canopy height, gave consistent estimates for roughness around the H-Area tower in the range of 1.76 to 1.86 m (95% confidence interval) with a mean value of 1.81 m. Application of the {sigma}{sub E} method for the 61-m level at D and N-Areas gave mean values of 1.71 and 1.81 with confidence ranges of 1.62-1.81 and 1.73-1.88 meters, respectively. Roughness results are azimuth dependent, and thus are presented as averages over compass sectors spanning 22.5 degrees. Calculated values were compared to other methods of determining roughness, including the standard deviation of the azimuth direction, {sigma}{sub A}, and standard deviation of the wind speed, {sigma}{sub U}. Additional data was obtained from a sonic anemometer at 61-m on the H-Area tower during a period of a few weeks in 2010. Results from the sonic anemometer support our use of {sigma}{sub E} to calculate roughness. Based on the H-Area tower results, a surface roughness of 1.8 m using is recommended for use in dispersion modeling applications that consider the impacts of a contaminant release to individuals along the Site boundary. The canopy surrounding the H-Area tower is relatively uniform (i.e., little variance in roughness by upwind direction), and data supplied by the U.S. Forest Service at Savannah River show that the canopy height and composition surrounding the H-Area tower is reasonably representative of forested areas throughout the SRS reservation. For dispersion modeling analyses requiring assessments of a co-located worker within the respective operations area, recommended area-specific values range from 0.3 m for E Area to 0.7 m for A Area at the Savannah River National Laboratory. These area-specific values, summarized in Table 4-1, were determined using the Environmental Protection Agency's AERSURFACE computer algorithm.

Hunter, C.

2012-03-28T23:59:59.000Z

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Probabilistic Rough Set Approximations Yiyu (Y.Y.) Yao  

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Probabilistic Rough Set Approximations Yiyu (Y.Y.) Yao Department of Computer Science University have been applied to the theory of rough set in sev- eral forms, including decision-theoretic analysis and rough inclusion functions, we revisit probabilistic rough set approximation operators and present

Yao, Yiyu

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Web-based Support Systems with Rough Set Analysis  

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Web-based Support Systems with Rough Set Analysis JingTao Yao Joseph P. Herbert Department. The applications of rough set analysis for WSS is looked at in this article. In particular, our focus of the challenges of using rough sets in a WMSS and detail some of the applications of rough sets in analyzing

Yao, JingTao

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Fuzzy-Rough Nearest Neighbour Classification Richard Jensen1  

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as with the recently intro- duced vaguely quantified rough sets. Preliminary results are very good, and in general FRNN] and rough sets [18] is representative of this. The success of rough set theory is due in part to three on a particular domain. Thirdly, it finds a minimal knowledge representation for data. As rough set theory handles

Gent, Universiteit

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Fuzzy-Rough Instance Selection Richard Jensen and Chris Cornelis  

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Fuzzy-Rough Instance Selection Richard Jensen and Chris Cornelis Abstract-- Rough set theory. Recently, the value of fuzzy-rough sets for feature selection and rule induction has been established proposes three novel methods for instance selection based on fuzzy-rough sets. The initial experimentation

Gent, Universiteit

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Rough operations on Boolean algebras Guilin Qi and Weiru Liu  

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; Rough operations; Uncertainty measures 1 Introduction Rough set theory was introduced by Pawlak [16] to generalize the classical set theory. In rough set theory, given an equivalence relation on a universe, we can is corresponding to the equivalence relation [11]. In [14,15], Yao generalized rough set theory by generalizing

Liu, Weiru

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Decision-theoretic rough fuzzy set model and application  

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Abstract This article investigates the rough approximation of a fuzzy concept on a probabilistic approximation space. We propose the probabilistic rough fuzzy set by defining the conditional probability of a fuzzy event. Then we establish the model of probabilistic rough fuzzy set and discuss several properties in detail. Furthermore, three generalizations of probabilistic rough fuzzy set, namely, 0.5-probabilistic rough fuzzy set, variable precision probabilistic rough fuzzy set and Bayesian rough fuzzy set are reported. In order to give a systematic method of selecting parameters for the probabilistic rough fuzzy set, we propose a decision-theoretic rough fuzzy set. That is, we formulate a non-parametric definition of the probabilistic rough fuzzy set. Moreover, we illustrate the motivation and verify the validity of the decision-theoretic rough fuzzy set by using a credit card applicant decision-making problem. Furthermore, the interrelationship between the decision-theoretic rough fuzzy set and the probabilistic rough fuzzy set is explained. The main contribution of this paper is twofold. One is to extend the probabilistic rough set to fuzzy environment, i.e., the probabilistic rough fuzzy set model. Another is to present an approach to select parameters needed in probabilistic rough fuzzy set modeling by using the process of decision-making under conditions of risk.

Bingzhen Sun; Weimin Ma; Haiyan Zhao

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Naive Bayesian Rough Sets Yiyu Yao and Bing Zhou  

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Naive Bayesian Rough Sets Yiyu Yao and Bing Zhou Department of Computer Science, University assumptions, which is often used for ranking or constructing a binary classifier. The theory of rough sets decision-theoretic rough set model, or simply a naive Bayesian rough set (NBRS) model, to integrate

Yao, Yiyu

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Parameterizing energy conversion on rough topography  

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Parameterizing energy conversion on rough topography using bottom pressure sensors to measure form and mixing U0 Form drag pressure Tidal energy conversion Form drag causes: - internal wave generation - eddy Sound, WA Point Three Tree Previous work McCabe et al., 2006 > Measured the internal form drag

Warner, Sally

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Loan payment prediction using rough sets  

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In small business loans, there is always a risk for nonpayment or non-refunding of loans though very detailed examinations are made about the company. In this study, behaviors that increase the risk in loans or causing non-refunding are tried to be determined ... Keywords: classification, loan payment failure, prediction, rough sets

Bahadtin Ruzgar; Nursel Selver Ruzgar

2008-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Laser Detection Of Material Thickness  

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Detection Of Material Thickness Detection Of Material Thickness Laser Detection Of Material Thickness There is provided a method for measuring material thickness. Available for thumbnail of Feynman Center (505) 665-9090 Email Laser Detection Of Material Thickness There is provided a method for measuring material thickness comprising: (a) contacting a surface of a material to be measured with a high intensity short duration laser pulse at a light wavelength which heats the area of contact with the material, thereby creating an acoustical pulse within the material: (b) timing the intervals between deflections in the contacted surface caused by the reverberation of acoustical pulses between the contacted surface and the opposite surface of the material: and (c) determining the thickness of the material by calculating the proportion of

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Formal Concept Analysis Based on Rough Set Theory and a Construction Algorithm of Rough Concept Lattice  

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FCA(Formal Concept Analysis), which is accurate and complete in knowledge representation, is an effective tool for data analysis and knowledge discovery. A new lattice structure named RCL (Rough Concept Lattice) ...

Haifeng Yang

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Rough Mereological Reasoning in Rough Set Theory: Recent Results and Problems  

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This article comes up a couple of months after the death of Professor Zdzis?aw Pawlak who created in 1982 the theory of rough sets as a vehicle to carry out Concept...

Lech Polkowski

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Correlating toughness and roughness in ductile fracture  

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Three dimensional calculations of ductile crack growth under mode I plane strain, small scale yielding conditions are carried out using an elastic-viscoplastic constitutive relation for a progres- sively cavitating plastic solid with two populations of void nucleating second phase particles. Full field solutions are obtained for three dimensional material microstructures characterized by ran- dom distributions of void nucleating particles. Crack growth resistance curves and fracture surface roughness statistics are calculated using standard procedures. The range of void nucleating particle volume fractions considered give rise to values of toughness, JIC, that vary by a factor of four. For all volume fractions considered, the computed fracture surfaces are self-affine over a size range of about two orders of magnitude with a roughness exponent of 0.54 $\\pm$ 0.03. For small void nucleating particle volume fractions, the mean large particle spacing serves as a single dominant length scale. In this regime, the c...

Ponson, Laurent; Osovski, Shmulik; Bouchaud, Elisabeth; Tvergaard, Viggo; Needleman, Alan

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Smith-Purcell Radiation from Rough Surfaces  

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Radiation of a charged particle moving parallel to a inhomogeneous surface is considered. Within a single formalism periodic and random gratings are examined. For the periodically inhomogeneous surface we derive new expressions for the dispersion relation and the spectral-angular intensity. In particular, for a given observation direction two wavelengths are emitted instead of one wavelength of the standard Smith-Purcell effect. For a rough surface we show that the main contribution to the radiation intensity is given by surface polaritons induced on the interface between two media. These polaritons are multiply scattered on the roughness of surface and convert into real photons. The spectral-angular intensity is calculated and its dependence on different parameters is revealed.

Gevorkian, Zh S

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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On multi-granulation covering rough sets  

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Abstract Recently, much attention has been given to multi-granulation rough sets (MGRS) and different kinds of multi-granulation rough set models have been developed from various viewpoints. In this paper, we propose four types of multi-granulation covering rough set (MGCRS) models under covering approximation space, where a target concept is approximated by employing the maximal or minimal descriptors of objects in a given universe of discourse U. And then, we investigate a number of basic properties of the four types of MGCRS models, and discuss the relationships and differences among the classical MGRS model and our MGCRS models. Moreover, the conditions for two distinct MGCRS models which produce identical lower and upper approximations of a target concept in a covering approximation space are also studied. Finally, the relationships among the four types of MGCRS models are explored. We find that for any subset X ? U , the lower approximations of X and the upper approximations of X under the four types of MGCRS models can construct a lattice, if we consider the binary relation of inclusion.

Caihui Liu; Duoqian Miao; Jin Qian

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Decision-theoretic Rough Sets and Beyond Zdzislaw Pawlak introduced rough sets 30 years ago as a theory for data analysis and  

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Decision-theoretic Rough Sets and Beyond Zdzislaw Pawlak introduced rough sets 30 years ago as a theory for data analysis and classification. Rough. Fundamental notions of rough sets are knowledge granulation induced by grouping objects

Yao, JingTao

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Research on Rough Set Theory and Applications in China  

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This article gives a capsule view of research on rough set theory and applications ongoing at universities and ... China. Included in this capsule view of rough set research is a brief description of the followin...

Guoyin Wang; Qinghua Zhang; Houkuan Huang; Dongyi Ye…

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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On the Climate Impact of Surface Roughness Anomalies  

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Large-scale deployment of wind power may alter climate through alteration of surface roughness. Previous research using GCMs has shown large-scale impacts of surface roughness perturbations but failed to elucidate the dynamic mechanisms that ...

Daniel B. Kirk-Davidoff; David W. Keith

2008-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Diffuse scattering of hard x rays from rough surfaces  

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The diffuse scattering of hard x rays from rough solid surfaces has been measured and described quantitatively in terms of an improved distorted-wave Born approximation. The rough surface is characterized by the rms roughness ?, the height-height correlation length ?, and the roughness exponent h. The value for ? is in excellent agreement with that deduced from reflectivity. The significance of the parameters ?, ?, and h is tested by comparison with the results obtained from scanning force mircoscopy.

Wolfgang Weber and Bruno Lengeler

1992-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Rough-Fuzzy MLP: Modular Evolution, Rule Generation, and Evaluation  

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they are integrated and evolved. Rough set dependency rules are generated directly from the real valued attribute Terms--Soft computing, knowledge-based fuzzy networks, rough sets, genetic algorithms, pattern efficient systems in soft computing paradigm. Recently, the theory of rough sets [2], [3] has emerged

Mitra, Sushmita

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ROUGH EVOLUTION EQUATIONS MASSIMILIANO GUBINELLI AND SAMY TINDEL  

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with respect to [12], and set the basis of a real rough path expansion in order to define and solve equation (2ROUGH EVOLUTION EQUATIONS MASSIMILIANO GUBINELLI AND SAMY TINDEL Abstract. We show how to generalize Lyons' rough paths theory in order to give a pathwise meaning to some non-linear infinite

Tindel, Samy - Institut de Mathématiques �lie Cartan, Université Henri Poincaré

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ROUGH SET APPROXIMATIONS: A CONCEPT ANALYSIS POINT OF VIEW  

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ROUGH SET APPROXIMATIONS: A CONCEPT ANALYSIS POINT OF VIEW Yiyu Yao University of Regina, Regina and content of data, definable concepts, lower and upper ap- proximations, rough set approximations Contents 1. Conclusion Bibliography Biographical Sketches Summary Rough set theory was proposed by Pawlak for analyzing

Yao, Yiyu

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A study of the rough set for image understanding  

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A study of the rough set approach for image understanding by Peter Golibrzuch Supervisor: Prof. Dr . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 2.4 Discussion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 3 Rough Sets 15 3.1 Classical Set Theory and Rough Sets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 3.2 Information Systems

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Rough Set Approximations in Formal Concept Analysis and Knowledge Spaces  

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Rough Set Approximations in Formal Concept Analysis and Knowledge Spaces Feifei Xu1,2 , Yiyu Yao2 a generalized definition of rough set approximations, based on a subsystem of subsets of a universe. The sub set approximations. 1 Introduction Rough set theory [6, 7] is an extension of the set theory with two

Yao, Yiyu

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Probabilistic Approaches to Rough Sets Department of Computer Science  

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Probabilistic Approaches to Rough Sets Y.Y. Yao Department of Computer Science University of Regina reviews probabilistic approaches to rough sets in gran- ulation, approximation, and rule induction and probabilistic rough set approximations are studied. The probabilistic approximations are defined in a decision

Yao, Yiyu

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Rough Sets and Matroids Victor W. Marek1  

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Rough Sets and Matroids Victor W. Marek1 and Andrzej Skowron2 1 Department of Computer Science and Zhu [2] and discuss some consequences of that and related facts for the development of rough set theory. Key words: rough set, matroid 1 Introduction The goal of this note is to provide a proof

Marek, Victor W.

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Relational Interpretations of Neighborhood Operators Rough Set Approximation Operators  

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Relational Interpretations of Neighborhood Operators and Rough Set Approximation Operators Y.Y. Yao and rough set approximations using the more familiar notion of binary relations. A special class of neigh sets, partitions, coverings. 1 INTRODUCTION The theory of rough sets is motivated by practical needs

Yao, Yiyu

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Generalized Rough Set Models Department of Computer Science  

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Generalized Rough Set Models Y.Y. Yao Department of Computer Science Lakehead University Thunder the rough set theory in early eighties, many proposals have been made for generalizing and interpreting rough sets [3, 4, 19, 27, 37, 38, 39, 46, 47, 51, 52, 54, 55, 63, 65, 66, 67, 68, 69, 70, 71, 72, 83, 92

Yao, Yiyu

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Scattering by infinite one-dimensional rough surfaces  

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...wave scattering by infinite rough surfaces and interfaces (see...but only if we assume that the rough surface approaches a flat boundary...plane-wave incidence), if our rough surface is periodic and the...we denote by BC(V ) the set of functions bounded and continuous...

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Attribute Reduction in Decision-Theoretic Rough Set Models  

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Attribute Reduction in Decision-Theoretic Rough Set Models Yiyu Yao, Yan Zhao Department of Computer Science, University of Regina, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada S4S 0A2 Abstract Rough set theory can, and interpreted by, a decision-theoretic model, which is a probabilistic extension of the Pawlak rough set model

Yao, Yiyu

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Spinning rough disc moving in a rarefied medium  

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...body under consideration is a rough disc, that is, a set obtained from a circle by...Triangular cavity. The sets B m representing the rough disc B are regular m-gons...2009 bBilliard scattering on rough sets:two-dimensional caseSIAM...

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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ROUGH VOLTERRA EQUATIONS 1: THE ALGEBRAIC INTEGRATION SETTING.  

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ROUGH VOLTERRA EQUATIONS 1: THE ALGEBRAIC INTEGRATION SETTING. AURÃ?LIEN DEYA AND SAMY TINDEL of the rough path theory called algebraic integration. In the Young case, that is for a driving signal with Volterra equations driven by rough paths. For an arbitrary positive constant T, this kind of equation can

Tindel, Samy - Institut de Mathématiques �lie Cartan, Université Henri Poincaré

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ROUGH VOLTERRA EQUATIONS 1: THE ALGEBRAIC INTEGRATION SETTING  

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ROUGH VOLTERRA EQUATIONS 1: THE ALGEBRAIC INTEGRATION SETTING AUR´ELIEN DEYA AND SAMY TINDEL of the rough path theory called algebraic integration. In the Young case, that is for a driving signal with H equations driven by rough paths. For an arbitrary positive constant T, this kind of equation can be written

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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A New Approach to Fuzzy-Rough Nearest Neighbour Classification  

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-norm), as well as with the recently introduced vaguely quantified rough sets. Preliminary results are very good- gredients of rough set theory, i.e., lower and upper approximation. In this paper, therefore, we present, including the traditional implicator/t-norm based model [13], as well as the vaguely quantified rough set

Gent, Universiteit

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Rough Set Approximation Framework for Smarter Vertical Handovers  

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2010 Rough Set Approximation Framework for Smarter Vertical Handovers Nalin ChakooO, Saewoong to support seamless mobility. In this paper, we propose rough set based decision framework for vertical handoff in heterogeneous networks. We apply fuzzy decision to fuzzy-rough set which gives us the advantage

Bahk, Saewoong

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Learning Optimal Parameters in Decision-Theoretic Rough Sets  

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Learning Optimal Parameters in Decision-Theoretic Rough Sets Joseph P. Herbert JingTao Yao]@cs.uregina.ca Abstract. A game-theoretic approach for learning optimal parameter values for probabilistic rough set. The decision-theoretic rough set model acquires initial values for these parameters through a combination

Yao, JingTao

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ROUGH VOLTERRA EQUATIONS 1: THE ALGEBRAIC INTEGRATION SETTING.  

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ROUGH VOLTERRA EQUATIONS 1: THE ALGEBRAIC INTEGRATION SETTING. AURÃ?LIEN DEYA AND SAMY TINDEL, the main dierence between classical dierential equations driven by rough signals and our Volterra setting of the rough path theory called algebraic integration. In the Young case, that is for a driving signal

Deya, Aurélien - Institut de Mathématiques �lie Cartan, Université Henri Poincaré

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An Incremental, Probabilistic Rough Set Approach to Rule Discovery  

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1 An Incremental, Probabilistic Rough Set Approach to Rule Discovery Ning Zhong, Ju­Zhen Dong, Setsuo Ohsuga, Tsau Young Lin Abstract--- This paper introduces an incremental, proba­ bilistic rough set. The approach is based on the combination of Generaliza­ tion Distribution Table (GDT) and the rough set

Lin, Tsau Young

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Fuzzy Rough Sets: from Theory into Practice Chris Cornelis1  

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Fuzzy Rough Sets: from Theory into Practice Chris Cornelis1 , Martine De Cock1 , Anna Maria 1, 00-661 Warsaw, Poland annrad@mini.pw.edu.pl Abstract Fuzzy sets and rough sets address two], 1965), as well as the slightly younger rough sets (Pawlak [23], 1982), have left an important mark

Gent, Universiteit

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Bounds on the electrical resistance between contacting elastic rough bodies  

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...conductance for the rough contact problem...be restricted to a set of microscopic `actual...comprises an in nite set of highly clustered...of indentation of a rough surface. These bounds...Consequences for fractal rough surfaces The bounds...comprises an in nite set of point contacts...

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Generalization of Rough Sets Using Relationships Between Attribute Values  

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Generalization of Rough Sets Using Relationships Between Attribute Values Y.Y. Yao Department2 E-mail: wong@cs.uregina.ca abstract The notion of rough sets is generalized by using an arbitrary attribute values. The adoption of other types of relations enables us to define various classes of rough set

Yao, Yiyu

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Using Rough Sets Theory to predict German Word Stress  

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Using Rough Sets Theory to predict German Word Stress Stefan Rapp Michael Jessen Grzegorz Dogil 14 Rough Set Theory [Paw82, Paw91] is a framework for reasonably deal­ ing with imprecise or uncertain data application of a Rough Set based machine learning algorithm is presented that can predict german word stress

Reyle, Uwe

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Fuzzy Rough Positive Region based Nearest Neighbour Classification  

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, Wales, UK Email: rkj@aber.ac.uk Abstract--This paper proposes a classifier that uses fuzzy rough set fuzzy rough set theory to improve the FNN algorithm have some shortcomings and we overcome them by using vaguely quantified rough sets (VQRSs, [7]). In this paper, we show that FRNN only takes into account one

Gent, Universiteit

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Multi-Adjoint Fuzzy Rough Sets Chris Cornelisa,1  

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Multi-Adjoint Fuzzy Rough Sets Chris Cornelisa,1 , Jes´us Medinab,2 , Nele Verbiesta a Department/t-norm based fuzzy rough set model based on a family of adjoint pairs. Rather than using a fixed implicator use in data reduction. 1. Introduction Fuzzy sets and rough sets model two complementary

Gent, Universiteit

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Uncertainty measures of rough set prediction Ivo Dntsch  

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Uncertainty measures of rough set prediction Ivo Düntsch School of Information and Software in rough set data analysis, the approximation quality, is of limited value when there is a choice of competing models for predicting a decision variable. In keeping within the rough set philosophy of non

Düntsch, Ivo

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Statistical Evaluation of Rough Set Dependency Analysis Ivo Dntsch1  

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Statistical Evaluation of Rough Set Dependency Analysis Ivo Düntsch1 School of Information authorship implied #12;Summary Rough set data analysis (RSDA) has recently become a frequently studied databases; it is, however, not clear from within the methods of rough set analysis, whether the extracted

Düntsch, Ivo

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Rough Sets, Kernel Set, and Spatiotemporal Outlier Detection  

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Rough Sets, Kernel Set, and Spatiotemporal Outlier Detection Alessia Albanese, Member, IEEE, Sankar with the outlier detection problem in spatiotemporal data and describe a rough set approach that finds the top outliers in an unlabeled spatiotemporal data set. The proposed method, called Rough Outlier Set Extraction

Pal, Sankar Kumar

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Case Generation Using Rough Sets with Fuzzy Representation  

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Case Generation Using Rough Sets with Fuzzy Representation Sankar K. Pal, Fellow, IEEE, and Pabitra a fuzzy granulation of the feature space. Rough set theory is used to obtain dependency rules which model-life data sets. Index Terms--Case-based reasoning, linguistic representation, rough dependency rules

Mitra, Pabitra

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Theory of free surface flow over rough seeping beds  

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...horizontal bed is assumed to be rough consisting of sediment...the other hand, in the rough flow regime (Re *70...the introduction, the set of equations (3.2...turbulent flow over a rough planar sand bed. The...The flow conditions were set in such a way that sediment...

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Constructive and Algebraic Methods of the Theory of Rough Sets  

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Constructive and Algebraic Methods of the Theory of Rough Sets Y.Y. Yao Department of Computer@flash.lakeheadu.ca This paper reviews and compares constructive and algebraic approaches in the study of rough sets operators using the binary relation. Different classes of rough set algebras are obtained from different

Yao, Yiyu

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Surface roughness of anodized titanium coatings.  

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Samples of grade five 6Al4V titanium alloy were coated with two commercial fluoropolymer anodizations (Tiodize and Canadize) and compared. Neither coating demonstrates significant outgassing. The coatings show very similar elemental analysis, except for the presence of lead in the Canadize coating, which may account for its lower surface friction in humid environments. Surface roughness has been compared by SEM, contact profilometry, optical profilometry, power spectral density and bidirectional scattering distribution function (BSDF). The Tiodize film is slightly smoother by all measurement methods, but the Canadize film shows slightly less scatter at all angles of incidence. Both films exhibited initial friction coefficients of 0.2 to 0.4, increasing to 0.4 to 0.8 after 1000 cycles of sliding due to wear of the coating and ball. The coatings are very similar and should behave identically in most applications.

Dugger, Michael Thomas; Chinn, Douglas Alan

2010-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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System for measuring film thickness  

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A system for determining the thicknesses of thin films of materials exhibiting fluorescence in response to exposure to excitation energy from a suitable source of such energy. A section of film is illuminated with a fixed level of excitation energy from a source such as an argon ion laser emitting blue-green light. The amount of fluorescent light produced by the film over a limited area within the section so illuminated is then measured using a detector such as a photomultiplier tube. Since the amount of fluorescent light produced is a function of the thicknesses of thin films, the thickness of a specific film can be determined by comparing the intensity of fluorescent light produced by this film with the intensity of light produced by similar films of known thicknesses in response to the same amount of excitation energy. The preferred embodiment of the invention uses fiber optic probes in measuring the thicknesses of oil films on the operational components of machinery which are ordinarily obscured from view.

Batishko, Charles R. (West Richland, WA); Kirihara, Leslie J. (Richland, WA); Peters, Timothy J. (Richland, WA); Rasmussen, Donald E. (Richland, WA)

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A minimal axiom group for rough set based on quasi-ordering  

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Rough set axiomatization is one aspect of rough set study to characterize rough set theory using dependable and minimal axiom groups. Thus, rough set theory can be studied by logic and axiom system methods. The c...

Jian-hua Dai; Wei-dong Chen; Yun-he Pan

2004-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Improving the Scalability of Reduct Determination in Rough Sets.  

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??Rough Set Data Analysis (RSDA) is a non-invasive data analysis approach that solely relies on the data to find patterns and decision rules. Despite its… (more)

Mahmood, Shahid

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Algebraic approach to dependency of knowledge on rough set  

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The explosion of knowledge crops up embarrassing situations for the human beings to advance the research work in respect of comprehending uncertainty. A number of critical studies by the researchers had developed new theories and models in the past decades about roughness and fuzziness of the objects. Rough set and intuitionistic fuzzy set are some advancing theories which help the quest of dealing with vagueness and uncertainty. The present paper aims at drawing rough set and intuitionistic fuzzy sets together for establishing a new concept of rough intuitionistic fuzzy set in algebraic method where core and dependency of knowledge has been re-conceptualised for a boarder perspective.

Debadutta Mohanty

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Effects of Atomic Scale Roughness at Metal/insulator Interfaces...  

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Work Function. Effects of Atomic Scale Roughness at Metalinsulator Interfaces on Metal Work Function. Abstract: We evaluate the performance of different van der Waals (vdW)...

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Rough surface mitigates electron and gas emission  

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Heavy-ion beams impinging on surfaces near grazing incidence (to simulate the loss of halo ions) generate copious amounts of electrons and gas that can degrade the beam. We measured emission coefficients of {eta}{sub e} {le} 130 and {eta}{sub 0} {approx} 10{sup 4} respectively, with 1 MeV K{sup +} incident on stainless steel. Electron emission scales as {eta}{sub e} {proportional_to} 1/cos({theta}), where {theta} is the ion angle of incidence relative to normal. If we were to roughen a surface by blasting it with glass beads, then ions that were near grazing incidence (90{sup o}) on smooth surface would strike the rims of the micro-craters at angles closer to normal incidence. This should reduce the electron emission: the factor of 10 reduction, Fig. 1(a), implies an average angle of incidence of 62{sup o}. Gas desorption varies more slowly with {theta} (Fig. 1(b)) decreasing a factor of {approx}2, and along with the electron emission is independent of the angle of incidence on a rough surface. In a quadrupole magnet, electrons emitted by lost primary ions are trapped near the wall by the magnetic field, but grazing incidence ions can backscatter and strike the wall a second time at an azimuth where magnetic field lines intercept the beam. Then, electrons can exist throughout the beam (see the simulations of Cohen, HIF News 1-2/04). The SRIM (TRIM) Monte Carlo code predicts that 60-70% of 1 MeV K{sup +} ions backscatter when incident at 88-89{sup o} from normal on a smooth surface. The scattered ions are mostly within {approx}10{sup o} of the initial direction but a few scatter by up to 90{sup o}. Ion scattering decreases rapidly away from grazing incidence, Fig. 1(c ). At 62 deg. the predicted ion backscattering (from a rough surface) is 3%, down a factor of 20 from the peak, which should significantly reduce electrons in the beam from lost halo ions. These results are published in Phys. Rev. ST - Accelerators and Beams.

Molvik, A

2004-09-03T23:59:59.000Z

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Counterintuitive MCNPX Results for Scintillator Surface Roughness Effect  

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We have reported on our recent MCNPX simulation results of energy deposition for a group of 8 scintillation detectors, coupled with various rough surface patterns. The MCNPX results generally favored the detectors with various rough surface patterns. The observed MCNPX results are not fully explained by this work.

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2012-08-12T23:59:59.000Z

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Integrating rough set and genetic algorithm for negative rule extraction  

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Rule extraction is an important issue in data mining field. In this paper, we study the extraction problem for the complete negative rules of the form ¬R ? ¬D. By integrating rough set theory and genetic algorithm, we propose ... Keywords: genetic algorithm, negative rule, rough sets, rule extraction

Junyu Liu; Yubao Liu; Yan Long

2009-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Discovering Concurrent Process Models in Data: A Rough Set Approach  

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The aim of the lecture is to provide a survey of state of the art related to a research direction concerning relationships between rough set theory and concurrency in the context of process mining in data. The main goal of this review is the general ... Keywords: Knowledge discovery, Petri nets, concurrent systems, data mining, process mining, rough sets

Zbigniew Suraj

2009-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Measurement of normal contact stiffness of fractal rough surfaces  

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We investigate the effects of roughness and fractality on the normal contact stiffness of rough surfaces. Samples of isotropically roughened aluminium surfaces are considered. The roughness and fractal dimension were altered through blasting using different sized particles. Subsequently, surface mechanical attrition treatment (SMAT) was applied to the surfaces in order to modify the surface at the microscale. The surface topology was characterised by interferometry based profilometry. The normal contact stiffness was measured through nanoindentation with a flat tip utilising the partial unloading method. We focus on establishing the relationships between surface stiffness and roughness, combined with the effects of fractal dimension. The experimental results, for a wide range of surfaces, showed that the measured contact stiffness depended very closely on surfaces' root mean squared (RMS) slope and their fractal dimension, with correlation coefficients of around 90\\%, whilst a relatively weak correlation coefficient of 57\\% was found between the contact stiffness and RMS roughness.

Chongpu Zhai; Sébastien Bevand; Yixiang Gan; Dorian Hanaor; Gwénaëlle Proust; Bruno Guelorget; Delphine Retraint

2014-08-26T23:59:59.000Z

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Transport Theory for Shallow Water Propagation with Rough Boundaries  

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At frequencies of about 1 kHz and higher, forward scattering from a rough sea surface (and/or a rough bottom) can strongly affect shallow water propagation and reverberation. The need exists for a fast, yet accurate method for modeling such propagation where multiple forward scattering occurs. A transport theory method based on mode coupling is described that yields the first and second moments of the field. This approach shows promise for accurately treating multiple forward scattering in one-way propagation. The method is presently formulated in two space dimensions, and Monte-Carlo rough surface PE simulations are used for assessing the accuracy of transport theory results.

Thorsos, Eric I.; Henyey, Frank S.; Elam, W. T.; Hefner, Brian T.; Reynolds, Stephen A.; Yang Jie [Applied Physics Laboratory, University of Washington, 1013 NE 40th Street, Seattle, WA 98105 (United States)

2010-09-06T23:59:59.000Z

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2012 IEEE International Conference on Granular Computing Generalized Infinitive Rough Sets Based on  

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2012 IEEE International Conference on Granular Computing Generalized Infinitive Rough Sets Based propose equivalent form of lower and upper approximations in binary relational rough set model in ways variable precision rough set model to variable precision binary relational rough set model. Index Terms-rough

Lin, Tsau Young

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Hypersonic Measurements of Roughness-Induced Transient Growth  

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The effects of surface roughness on boundary-layer disturbance growth and laminar-to-turbulent transition are not well understood, especially in hypersonic boundary layers. The transient growth mechanism that produces algebraic growth of stream wise...

Sharp, Nicole Susanne

2014-04-17T23:59:59.000Z

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Influence of surface roughness and waviness upon thermal contact resistance  

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This work deals with the phenomenon of thermal resistance between contacting solids. Attention is directed towards contiguous solids possessing both surface roughness and waviness. When two such surfaces are brought together ...

Yovanovich, M. Michael

1967-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Ice friction: The effects of surface roughness, structure, and hydrophobicity  

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The effect of surface roughness, structure, and hydrophobicity on ice friction is studied systematically over a wide range of temperature and sliding speeds using several metallic interfaces. Hydrophobicity in combination with controlled roughness at the nanoscale is achieved by femtosecond laser irradiation to mimic the lotus effect on the slider's surface. The controlled roughness significantly increases the coefficient of friction at low sliding speeds and temperatures well below the ice melting point. However, at temperatures close to the melting point and relatively higher speeds, roughness and hydrophobicity significantly decrease ice friction. This decrease in friction is mainly due to the suppression of capillary bridges in spite of the presence of surface asperities that facilitate their formation. Finally, grooves oriented in the sliding direction also significantly decrease friction in the low velocity range compared to scratches and grooves randomly distributed over a surface.

Kietzig, Anne-Marie; Hatzikiriakos, Savvas G.; Englezos, Peter [Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia V6T 1Z3 (Canada)

2009-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Hardware Accelerator Design Based on Rough Set Philosophy  

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This paper presents a design of hardware accelerator for algorithms of rough set theory. A hardware implementation of incremental reduct ... becomes more visible when dealing with larger data sets.

K. S. Tiwari; A. G. Kothari…

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Discovering Concurrent Process Models in Data: A Rough Set Approach  

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The aim of the lecture is to provide a survey of state of the art related to a research direction concerning relationships between rough set theory and concurrency in the context of process mining in data. The...

Zbigniew Suraj

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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PROPAGATION OF SINGULARITIES FOR ROUGH METRICS HART F. SMITH  

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PROPAGATION OF SINGULARITIES FOR ROUGH METRICS HART F. SMITH Abstract. We use a wave packet the Simons Foundation (# 266371 to Hart Smith). 1 #12;2 HART F. SMITH H¨ormander's theorem [9] on propagation

Smith, Hart F.

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Effect of Surface Roughness on Wind Turbine Performance  

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Wind farm operators observe production deficits as machines age. Quantifying deterioration on individual components is difficult, but one potential explanation is accumulation of blade surface roughness. Historically, wind turbine airfoils were...

Ehrmann, Robert Schaefer

2014-06-25T23:59:59.000Z

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Effect of surface roughness and adsorbates on superlubricity  

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We study the sliding of elastic solids in adhesive contact with flat and rough interfaces. We consider the dependence of the sliding friction on the elastic modulus of the solids. For elastically hard solids with planar surfaces with incommensurate surface structures we observe extremely low friction (superlubricity), which very abruptly increases as the elastic modulus decreases. We show that even a relatively small surface roughness or a low concentration of adsorbates may completely kill the superlubricity state.

V. N. Samoilov; C. Yang; U. Tartaglino; B. N. J. Persson

2006-07-12T23:59:59.000Z

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Dominance-Based Rough Set Approach as a Proper Way of Handling Graduality in Rough Set Theory  

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Referring to some ideas of Leibniz, Frege, Boole and ?ukasie-wicz, we represent fundamental concepts of rough set theory in terms of a generalization that ... permits to deal with the graduality of fuzzy sets. Ou...

Salvatore Greco; Benedetto Matarazzo; Roman S?owi?ski

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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On Asymptotic Properties of Rough— Set— Theoretic Approximations. Fractal Dimension, Exact Sets, and Rough Inclusion in Potentially Infinite Information Systems  

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We look at asymptotic properties of rough set approximations exploiting them to three-fold purpose ... , to define the notion of an exact set in infinite information system to the result that so defined exact sets

Lech Polkowski

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Effect of nanoscale surface roughness on the bonding energy of direct-bonded silicon wafers  

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Direct wafer bonding of silicon wafers is a promising technology for manufacturing three-dimensional complex microelectromechanical systems as well as silicon-on-insulator substrates. Previous work has reported that the bond quality declines with increasing surface roughness however this relationship has not been quantified. This article explicitly correlates the bond quality which is quantified by the apparent bonding energy and the surface morphology via the bearing ratio which describes the area of surface lying above a given depth. The apparent bonding energy is considered to be proportional to the real area of contact. The effective area of contact is defined as the area sufficiently close to contribute to the attractive force between the two bonding wafers. Experiments were conducted with silicon wafers whose surfaces were roughened by a buffered oxide etch solution (BOE HF:NH 4 F =1:7) and/or a potassium hydroxide solution. The surface roughness was measured by atomic force microscopy. The wafers were direct bonded to polished “monitor” wafers following a standard RCA cleaning and the resulting bonding energy was measured by the crack-opening method. The experimental results revealed a clear correlation between the bonding energy and the bearing ratio. A bearing depth of ?1.4 nm was found to be appropriate for the characterization of direct-bonded silicon at room temperature which is consistent with the thickness of the water layer at the interface responsible for the hydrogen bonds that link the mating wafers.

N. Miki; S. M. Spearing

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Ceramic thick film humidity sensor based on MgTiO{sub 3} + LiF  

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Graphical abstract: - Highlights: • The fabricated sensor based on MgTiO{sub 3} + LiF materials used the spin coating technology. • The response time is 70 s to detect variation between 5 and 95% relative humidity. • The addition of Scleroglucan controls the viscosity and decreases the roughness of thick film surface. • This humidity sensor is a promising, low-cost, high-quality, reliable ceramic films, that is highly sensitive to humidity. - Abstract: The feasibility of humidity sensor, consisting of a thick layer of MgTiO{sub 3}/LiF materials on alumina substrate, was studied. The thermal analysis TGA-DTGA and dilatometric analysis worked out to confirm the sintering temperature. An experimental plan was applied to describe the effects of different parameters in the development of the thick film sensor. Structural and microstructural characterizations of the developed thick film were made. Rheological study with different amounts of a thickener (scleroglucan “sclg”), showing the behavior variation, as a function of sclg weight % was illustrated and rapprochement with the results of thickness variation as a function of angular velocity applied in the spin coater. The electrical and dielectric measurements confirmed the sensitivity of the elaborated thick film against moisture, along with low response time.

Kassas, Ahmad, E-mail: a.kassas.mcema@ul.edu.lb [Faculty of Agricultural Engineering and Veterinary Medicine, Laboratory of Materials, Catalysis, Environment and Analytical Methods (MCEMA), Faculty of Sciences and Doctoral School of Sciences and Technology (EDST), Lebanese University, Hariri Campus, Hadath, Beirut (Lebanon); Laboratoire Universitaire des Sciences Appliquées de Cherbourg (LUSAC), 50130 Cherbourg-Octeville (France); Bernard, Jérôme; Lelièvre, Céline; Besq, Anthony; Guhel, Yannick; Houivet, David; Boudart, Bertrand [Laboratoire Universitaire des Sciences Appliquées de Cherbourg (LUSAC), 50130 Cherbourg-Octeville (France); Lakiss, Hassan [Faculty of Agricultural Engineering and Veterinary Medicine, Laboratory of Materials, Catalysis, Environment and Analytical Methods (MCEMA), Faculty of Sciences and Doctoral School of Sciences and Technology (EDST), Lebanese University, Hariri Campus, Hadath, Beirut (Lebanon); Faculty of Engineering, Section III, Hariri Campus, Hadath, Beirut (Lebanon); Hamieh, Tayssir [Faculty of Agricultural Engineering and Veterinary Medicine, Laboratory of Materials, Catalysis, Environment and Analytical Methods (MCEMA), Faculty of Sciences and Doctoral School of Sciences and Technology (EDST), Lebanese University, Hariri Campus, Hadath, Beirut (Lebanon)

2013-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Game-theoretic rough sets for recommender systems  

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Abstract Recommender systems guide their users in decisions related to personal tastes and choices. The rough set theory can be considered as a useful tool for predicting recommendations in recommender systems. We examine two properties of recommendations with rough sets. The first property refers to accuracy or appropriateness of recommendations and the second property highlights the generality or coverage of recommendations. Making highly accurate recommendations for majority of the users is a major hindrance in achieving high quality performance for recommender systems. In the probabilistic rough set models, these two properties are controlled by thresholds ( ? , ? ) . One of the research issues is to determine effective values of these thresholds based on the two considered properties. We apply the game-theoretic rough set (GTRS) model to obtain suitable values of these thresholds by implementing a game for determining a trade-off and balanced solution between accuracy and generality. Experimental results on movielen dataset suggest that the GTRS improves the two properties of recommendations leading to better overall performance compared to the Pawlak rough set model.

Nouman Azam; JingTao Yao

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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An improved attribute reduction scheme with covering based rough sets  

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Abstract Attribute reduction is viewed as an important preprocessing step for pattern recognition and data mining. Most of researches are focused on attribute reduction by using rough sets. Recently, Tsang et al. discussed attribute reduction with covering rough sets in the paper (Tsang et al., 2008), where an approach based on discernibility matrix was presented to compute all attribute reducts. In this paper, we provide a new method for constructing simpler discernibility matrix with covering based rough sets, and improve some characterizations of attribute reduction provided by Tsang et al. It is proved that the improved discernibility matrix is equivalent to the old one, but the computational complexity of discernibility matrix is relatively reduced. Then we further study attribute reduction in decision tables based on a different strategy of identifying objects. Finally, the proposed reduction method is compared with some existing feature selection methods by numerical experiments and the experimental results show that the proposed reduction method is efficient and effective.

Changzhong Wang; Mingwen Shao; Baiqing Sun; Qinghua Hu

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Generalisation of rough set for rule induction in incomplete system  

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Rough set models based on the tolerance and similarity relations, have been widely used to deal with incomplete information systems. However, tolerance and similarity relations have their own limitations because the former is too loose while the latter is too strict in classification analysis. To make a reasonable and flexible classification in incomplete information system, a new binary relation is proposed in this paper. Such binary relation is only reflexive and it is a generalisation of tolerance and similarity relations. Furthermore, rough set models based on the above three different binary relations are compared. Finally, the direct approach to rules induction is investigated by using the proposed rough set, some illustrative examples are analysed to substantiate the conceptual arguments.

Xibei Yang; Xiaoning Song; Xiaohua Hu

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Inhomogeneous Cooling of the Rough Granular Gas in Two Dimensions  

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We study the inhomogeneous clustered regime of a freely cooling granular gas of rough particles in two dimensions using large-scale event driven simulations and scaling arguments. During collisions, rough particles dissipate energy in both the normal and tangential directions of collision. In the inhomogeneous regime, translational kinetic energy and the rotational energy decay with time $t$ as power-laws $t^{-\\theta_T}$ and $t^{-\\theta_R}$. We numerically determine $\\theta_T \\approx 1$ and $\\theta_R \\approx 1.6$, independent of the coefficients of restitution. The inhomogeneous regime of the granular gas has been argued to be describable by the ballistic aggregation problem, where particles coalesce on contact. Using scaling arguments, we predict $\\theta_T=1$ and $\\theta_R=1$ for ballistic aggregation, $\\theta_R$ being different from that obtained for the rough granular gas. Simulations of ballistic aggregation with rotational degrees of freedom are consistent with these exponents.

Sudhir N. Pathak; Dibyendu Das; R. Rajesh

2014-07-03T23:59:59.000Z

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Rough and Ready Biomass Facility | Open Energy Information  

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and Ready Biomass Facility and Ready Biomass Facility Jump to: navigation, search Name Rough and Ready Biomass Facility Facility Rough and Ready Sector Biomass Owner Rough and Ready Lumber Co. Location Cave Junction, Oregon Coordinates 42.1628912°, -123.6481235° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":42.1628912,"lon":-123.6481235,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

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Critical insulation thickness for maximum entropy generation  

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Critical insulation thickness is known to refer to the insulation thickness that maximises the rate of heat transfer in cylindrical and spherical systems. The same analogy is extended to the rate of entropy generation in the present study. The possible critical insulation thickness that yields a maximum rate of entropy generation is investigated. Entropy generation is related to heat transfer through and temperature distribution within the insulation material. It is found that there exists a critical insulation thickness for maximising the rate of entropy generation that is a function of the Bi number and the surface to ambient temperature ratio. The solution of such critical thickness is formulated analytically for both cylindrical and spherical geometries. It is also found that the critical insulation thickness for the rate of entropy generation does not coincide with that for the rate of heat transfer.

Ahmet Z. Sahin

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Determination of interfacial roughness using X-ray scattering  

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Crystal truncation rod (CTR) scattering is shown to be a powerful technique for determining interfacial roughness non-destructively. By measuring the decay of scattering away from a Bragg reflection in the surface direction an rms roughness of the surface or interface can be extracted. The authors obtain rms roughness values with an accuracy of {+-} 0.1 {angstrom}. Sensitivity to lateral length scale roughness ranges from the wavelength of the x-rays to between 1,000--10,000 {angstrom} depending on the instrument function and the specific truncation rod. The influence of different cleans, as well as the thermal oxidation process, on the Si-SiO{sub 2} interface is investigated. A hot water treatment prior to the thermal oxidation is shown to roughen the Si-SiO{sub 2} interface. CTR scattering results also show a smoothing of the interface as a result of the oxidation process even for as little as 60 {angstrom} of thermal oxidation. Comparison between AFM and CTR scattering gives a consistent picture of the relative roughness of the wafers, although the absolute numbers do not agree. The differences in the absolute values can be explained by the lateral roughness scale that the two techniques measure, indicating that it is at periodicities below {approx} 100 {angstrom} that the increased roughness observed by the x-ray is found. Crystal truncation rods are shown to be perpendicular to the surface and not along the crystallographic axes of a miscut crystal. It is shown that for a crystal terminated by a regular step array both an atomistic and a continuum description of CTR scattering give identical results. Furthermore, the atomistic approach is used to show that a diamond cubic surface with a miscut is inherently rough. Even for a small miscut the tilt of the CTR with respect to the crystallographic axes results in complications for measuring the rod intensity. The authors present schemes for determining the exact position of the CTR in reciprocal space and for measuring the miscut of a single crystal. These methods were applied to the measurement of CTR intensities of silicon(001) wafers with miscuts of 0.1 and 4 degrees.

Munkholm, A.

1997-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Development of Sol–Gel Icephobic Coatings: Effect of Surface Roughness and Surface Energy  

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Development of Sol–Gel Icephobic Coatings: Effect of Surface Roughness and Surface Energy ... ‡ Energy

Qitao Fu; Xinghua Wu; Divya Kumar; Jeffrey W. C. Ho; Pushkar D. Kanhere; Narasimalu Srikanth; Erjia Liu; Peter Wilson; Zhong Chen

2014-11-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Duality, Conjugacy and Adjointness of Approximation Operators in Covering Based Rough Sets  

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Duality, Conjugacy and Adjointness of Approximation Operators in Covering Based Rough Sets Mauricio approximation operators in covering-based rough sets. In this paper, we establish relationships between the most for the generalized rough set model based on a binary relation. Key words: rough sets, coverings, approximations

Granada, Universidad de

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Effective boundary condition at a rough surface starting from a slip condition.  

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, set in a channel with a rough boundary, of small amplitude and wavelength . It was shown recently thatEffective boundary condition at a rough surface starting from a slip condition. Anne, for any non-degenerate roughness pattern, and for any reasonable condition imposed at the rough boundary

Gerard-Varet, David - Institut de Mathématiques de Jussieu, Université Paris 7

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Granular computing, rough entropy and object extraction Sankar K. Pal a,1  

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of image object extraction in the framework of rough sets and granular computing is addressed. A mea- sure of rough entropy are described. Ã? 2005 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved. Keywords: Rough sets; Entropy in the process of prob- lem solving. Recently, rough set theory (Pawlak, 1991) has become a popular mathematical

Mitra, Pabitra

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Algebra and Geometry of Rough Logic Controllers T. Y. Lin 1 tylin@cs.susu.edu  

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for intelligent controls, is a mathematical formalism that integrates fuzzy logic, rough sets , evolutionary: control, fuzzy logic, evolutionary computing, modal logic, rough logic, rough set. 1 IntroductionAlgebra and Geometry of Rough Logic Controllers T. Y. Lin 1 tylin@cs.susu.edu Martin Wildberger 2

Lin, Tsau Young

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On Generalizing Rough Set Theory Department of Computer Science, University of Regina  

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On Generalizing Rough Set Theory Y.Y. Yao Department of Computer Science, University of Regina formulations of the standard rough set theory. It demonstrates how those formulations can be adopted to develop different generalized rough set theories. The relationships be- tween rough set theory and other theories

Yao, Yiyu

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Characterization of neighborhood operators for covering based rough sets, using duality and  

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Characterization of neighborhood operators for covering based rough sets, using duality@ugr.es Abstract Covering based Rough Sets are an important general- ization of Rough Set Theory. Basically for these approximation operators. Keywords: rough sets, coverings, approximations, neighborhood operator, order relation

Granada, Universidad de

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Semantics of Fuzzy Sets in Rough Set Theory Department of Computer Science  

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Semantics of Fuzzy Sets in Rough Set Theory Y.Y. Yao Department of Computer Science University of rough sets. Rough membership func- tions are viewed as a special type of fuzzy membership functions and rough membership functions, between core and support of fuzzy set theory and lower and upper

Yao, Yiyu

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Improved global bathymetry, global sea floor roughness, and deep ocean mixing  

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ocean and the increased mixing over rough topography by proposing that tidal dissipation was a power

Becker, Joseph Jeffrey

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Improved Global Bathymetry, Global Sea Floor Roughness, and Deep Ocean Mixing  

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ocean and the increased mixing over rough topography by proposing that tidal dissipation was a power

Becker, Joseph J

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

154

High-precision green densities of thick films and their correlation with powder, ink, and film properties  

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Abstract A precise geometrical method employing optical profilometry for green density measurements of thick films is presented that provides a typical reproducibility of 0.1–0.2% theoretical density (TD) and a measurement uncertainty of 0.2–0.4% TD for layer thicknesses of around 50 ?m. The procedure can be applied for all thick films with a dried thickness of 10 ?m or greater. In a case study, the green densities of screen-printed zirconia layers were investigated as a function of the starting powders (grain sizes from 0.1 to 0.4 ?m), the solid content, the chain length of ethyl cellulose as binder and its concentration, and two different dispersants and their concentration. Rheological ink properties, surface roughness, drying stresses from deflection measurements, the mechanical properties of green films, and the equivalent compaction pressure were measured and correlated with the green density data. Compressive binder forces and lubrication effects dominated the packing of the particles.

R. Mücke; O. Büchler; N.H. Menzler; B. Lindl; R. Vaßen; H.P. Buchkremer

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

155

Friction of a slider on a granular layer: Non-monotonic thickness dependence and effect of boundary conditions  

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We investigate the effective friction encountered by a mass sliding on a granular layer as a function of bed thickness and boundary roughness conditions. The observed friction has minima for a small number of layers before it increases and saturates to a value which depends on the roughness of the sliding surface. We use an index-matched interstitial liquid to probe the internal motion of the grains with fluorescence imaging in a regime where the liquid has no significant effect on the measured friction. The shear profiles obtained as a function of depth show decrease in slip near the sliding surface as the layer thickness is increased. We propose that the friction depends on the degree of grain confinement relative to the sliding surfaces.

Saloome Siavoshi; Ashish V. Orpe; Arshad Kudrolli

2005-12-22T23:59:59.000Z

156

First Order Rough LogicRevisited T.Y. Lin 1;2 and Qing Liu 3  

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on axiomatic rough set theory, first order rough logic was developed earlier. In this paper, a new model theory and rough set theory. Rough set theory is based on a known equivalence relation (indis­ cernibility relation equivalence relation. How­ ever, to see clearly the relationships between rough logic and rough set theories

Lin, Tsau Young

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Title: Aerodynamic and Scalar Roughness over Snow and Sea Ice In Monin-Obukhov similarity theory, the aerodynamic roughness, z0, is the artificial height  

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Title: Aerodynamic and Scalar Roughness over Snow and Sea Ice Abstract: In Monin-Obukhov similarity theory, the aerodynamic roughness, z0, is the artificial height above the surface at which the wind speed the theory and measurement of the aerodynamic and scalar roughness lengths over snow and sea ice. The data

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Fluid squeeze-out between solids with rough surfaces  

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We study the fluid squeeze-out from the interface between an elastic solid with a flat surface and a rigid solid with a randomly rough surface. As an application we discuss fluid squeeze-out between a tire tread block and a road surface. Some implications for the leakage of seals are discussed, and experimental data are presented to test the theory.

B. Lorenz; B. N. J. Persson

2010-04-07T23:59:59.000Z

159

Multilayer roughness and image formation in the Schwarzschild objective  

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We present a study of the effect of multilayer-surface-roughness-induced scattering in the image formation of the Schwarzschild objective (SO) used in the spectromicroscope MAXIMUM. The two mirrors comprising the SO are coated with Ru/B{sub 4}C multilayers that have a peak reflectivity at 130 eV. We had long observed that a diffuse x-ray background surrounds the focused x-ray spot. The spatial resolution remains at 0.1 {mu}m in spite of this. However, since a significant fraction of the flux is lost to the background, since too large an area of the sample is illuminated, and since the S/N ratio is degraded, the origins of this effect merit investigation. This diffuse background resulting from x-ray scattering at the surface of the mirrors was mapped out using bidirectional knife edge scans. Complementary surface roughness simulations were carried out with the ray-tracing program SHADOW. AFM experiments were also done to directly measure the surface roughness and power spectrum of representative multilayers. Following curve fitting, it was possible to classify Gaussian components in both the measured and simulated profiles as arising from scattering occurring at either the convex primary mirror or the concave secondary mirror. Together with geometrical analysis, these techniques permitted us to track the image formation process of an actual optical system in the presence of surface roughness. {copyright} {ital 1996 American Institute of Physics.}

Singh, S.; Solak, H.; Cerrina, F. [University of Wisconsin, 3731 Schneider Drive, Stoughton, WI 53589 (United States)] [University of Wisconsin, 3731 Schneider Drive, Stoughton, WI 53589 (United States)

1996-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Neutron scattering by rough surfaces at grazing incidence  

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There are a number of calculations in the literature of the effect of statistical surface roughness on the specular and diffuse scattering of neutrons and x rays which impinge on surfaces at grazing incidence. These calculations do not agree with one another and in some cases lack internal consistency. In this paper I show that these discrepancies can be resolved within the distorted-wave Born approximation. The result I obtain for the specular reflectivity is the widely used version of Nevot and Croce, while that for the diffuse scattering is the same as a recent calculation by Sinha, Sirota, Garoff, and Stanley. The approximations made by Nevot and Croce are clearly revealed by the distorted-wave Born approximation. A simple numerical algorithm is proposed for the calculation of diffuse scattering from a surface whose roughness is self-affine, and the form of the scattering is calculated for a range of parameters within this model. The calculation of diffusion scattering is extended in this paper to the case of films with rough surfaces. Correlation between roughness at the two film surfaces is considered and shown to be important for the description of neutron reflectivity data obtained with a thin film of titanium deposited on a sapphire substrate.

Roger Pynn

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Reduce redundant broadcasting in MANETs using rough sets  

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A Mobile Ad-Hoc Network (MANET) consists of wireless hosts which may move often. The movement of hosts results in frequent changes in paths. In these cases, finding a path from source to destination becomes difficult. The well-known Ad-hoc On-Demand Distance Vector Routing (AODV) and Dynamic Source Routing (DSR) are routing protocols which are in vogue to determine a route when no route exists or a route breaks. As such to establish a new path from source to destination, it broadcasts control packets (route request packets), which increase the network bandwidth consumption. As MANETs have limited bandwidth, it is essential to reduce the control packets. We propose mathematical models which use the concept of rough set and Weighted Rough Set (WRS) to minimise the route request packets in the existing AODV and DSR routing protocols. Rough set theory is a mathematical tool to deal with vagueness, uncertainty; and WRS theory is an extension to rough set theory which also considers the importance of the objects.

A. Nagaraju; S. Ramachandram

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Graph and matrix approaches to rough sets through matroids  

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Abstract Rough sets are efficient for attribute reduction and rule extraction in data mining. However, many important problems including attribute reduction in rough sets are NP-hard, therefore the algorithms to solve them are often greedy. Matroids, generalized from linear independence in vector spaces, provide well-established platforms for greedy algorithm design. In this paper, we use graph and matrix approaches to study rough sets through matroids. First, we construct an isomorphism from equivalence relations to 2-circuit matroids, and then propose graph representations of lower and upper approximations through the graphic matroid. We also study graph representations of lower and upper approximations by that of the dual of the matroid. Second, in light of the fact that the relational matrix is a representable matrix of the matroid induced by an equivalence relation, matrix representations of lower and upper approximations are obtained with the representable matrix of the matroid. In a word, borrowing from matroids, this work presents two interesting views, graph and matrix ones, to investigate rough sets.

Shiping Wang; Qingxin Zhu; William Zhu; Fan Min

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Stereo-Vision-Based Obstacle Avoidance in Rough Outdoor Terrain  

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on chemical or nuclear plants are only a few possible scenarios. Unmanned vehicles could patrol frontiers and powerful robot navigation system for rough and vegetated outdoor terrain. Vegetation in that context of natural disasters, large-scale accidents and terrorism. Fire infernos, hurricanes, air crashes and attacks

Berns, Karsten

164

Mask roughness induced LER: geometric model at long correlation lengths  

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Collective understanding of how both the resist and line-edge roughness (LER) on the mask affect the final printed LER has made significant advances. What is poorly understood, however, is the extent to which mask surface roughness couples to image plane LER as a function of illumination conditions, NA, and defocus. Recently, progress has been made in formulating a simplified solution for mask roughness induced LER. Here, we investigate the LER behavior at long correlation lengths of surface roughness on the mask. We find that for correlation lengths greater than 3/NA in wafer dimensions and CDs greater than approximately 0.75/NA, the previously described simplified model, which remains based on physical optics, converges to a 'geometric regime' which is based on ray optics and is independent of partial coherence. In this 'geometric regime', the LER is proportional to the mask slope error as it propagates through focus, and provides a faster alternative to calculating LER in contrast to either full 2D aerial image simulation modeling or the newly proposed physical optics model. Data is presented for both an NA = 0.32 and an NA = 0.5 imaging system for CDs of 22-nm and 50-nm horizontal-line-dense structures.

McClinton, Brittany M.; Naulleau, Patrick P.

2011-02-11T23:59:59.000Z

165

Multilayer roughness and image formation in the Schwarzschild objective  

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We present a study of the effect of multilayer?surface?roughness?induced scattering in the image formation of the Schwarzschild objective (SO) used in the spectromicroscope MAXIMUM. The two mirrors comprising the SO are coated with Ru/B4C multilayers that have a peak reflectivity at 130 eV. We had long observed that a diffuse x?ray background surrounds the focused x?ray spot. The spatial resolution remains at 0.1 ?m in spite of this. However since a significant fraction of the flux is lost to the background since too large an area of the sample is illuminated and since the S/N ratio is degraded the origins of this effect merit investigation. This diffuse background resulting from x?ray scattering at the surface of the mirrors was mapped out using bidirectional knife edge scans. Complementary surface roughness simulations were carried out with the ray?tracing program SHADOW. AFM experiments were also done to directly measure the surface roughness and power spectrum of representative multilayers. Following curve fitting it was possible to classify Gaussian components in both the measured and simulated profiles as arising from scattering occurring at either the convex primary mirror or the concave secondary mirror. Together with geometrical analysis these techniques permitted us to track the image formation process of an actual optical system in the presence of surface roughness.

S. Singh; H. Solak; F. Cerrina

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Studies of the 3D surface roughness height  

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Nowadays nano-coatings occupy more and more significant place in technology. Innovative, functional coatings acquire new aspects from the point of view of modern technologies, considering the aggregate of physical properties that can be achieved manipulating in the production process with the properties of coatings’ surfaces on micro- and nano-level. Nano-coatings are applied on machine parts, friction surfaces, contacting parts, corrosion surfaces, transparent conducting films (TCF), etc. The equipment available at present for the production of transparent conducting oxide (TCO) coatings with highest quality is based on expensive indium tin oxide (ITO) material; therefore cheaper alternatives are being searched for. One such offered alternative is zink oxide (ZnO) nano-coatings. Evaluating the TCF physical and mechanical properties and in view of the new ISO standard (EN ISO 25178) on the introduction of surface texture (3D surface roughness) in the engineering calculations, it is necessary to examine the height of 3D surface roughness, which is one of the most significant roughness parameters. The given paper studies the average values of 3D surface roughness height and the most often applied distribution laws are as follows: the normal distribution and Rayleigh distribution. The 3D surface is simulated by a normal random field.

Avisane, Anita; Rudzitis, Janis; Kumermanis, Maris [Institute of Mechanical Engineering, Riga Technical University, Ezermalas str. 6k, Riga (Latvia)

2013-12-16T23:59:59.000Z

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On the union and intersection operations of rough sets based on various approximation spaces  

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Abstract Algebraic structures and lattice structures of rough sets are basic and important topics in rough sets theory. In this paper we pointed out that a basic problem had been overlooked, that is the closeness of union and intersection operations of rough approximation pairs, i.e. (lower approximation, upper approximation). We present that the union and intersection operations of rough approximation pairs are closed for classical rough sets and two kinds of covering based rough sets, but not for twenty kinds of covering based rough sets and the generalized rough sets based on fuzzy approximation space. Moreover, we proved that the union and intersection operations of rough fuzzy approximation pairs are closed and a bounded distributive lattice can be constructed.

Xiaohong Zhang; Jianhua Dai; Yucai Yu

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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High?frequency imaging of thickness degradation in steel containment vessels and liners  

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An area of concern in some nuclear power plants is thickness degradation of embedded steel containments just below the interface where the steel enters concrete. This is an area which cannot be examined by traditional UT testing due to the inaccessibility imposed by the concrete. In this numerical feasibility study high?frequency vibrational sources placed above the interface are used to excite elastic waves in the steel which propagate into the embedded area. The waves that reflect and scatter from the surface roughness caused by thickness degradation are detected and used to determine and map the degradation of the steel. A range?dependent stratified layer wave?number integration based numerical model (OASES) is used to calculate the field in the scenario. Decomposition of the field into longitudinal shear and surface waves is used to determine the optimal transducer orientations for transmit and receive. [Work supported by the Nuclear Regulatory Commision.

Joseph E. Bondaryk

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Impact of Ice Crystal Roughness on Satellite Retrieved Cloud Properties  

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Ice Crystal Roughness on Satellite Retrieved Cloud Properties Ice Crystal Roughness on Satellite Retrieved Cloud Properties P. Minnis 1 , P. W. Heck 2 , R. F. Arduini 3 , R. Palikonda 3 , J. K. Ayers 3 , M. M. Khaiyer 3 , P. Yang 4 , Y. Xie 4 3 Science Systems & Applications, Inc. Hampton, VA 1 NASA Langley Research Center Hampton, VA Current Cirrus Models Inadequate Cirrus cloud optical depths Ï„ (heights z e ) are often over (under) estimated when derived from solar reflectances. In situ data suggest smaller asymmetry factors, g, than used in most retrieval models. Multi-angle measurements point to smoother phase functions than for solid, smooth xtals. Calculations show that solid crystals with roughened facets or embedded bubbles --both observed in real cirrus particles-- yield smoother phase functions & smaller g

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A modified electrospark alloying method for low surface roughness  

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A modified electrospark alloying method has been developed. The method allows the formation of deposits with low surface roughness compared to that of the conventional electrospark alloying method. It is based on the employment of a sequence of identical pulse groups. The process of electrospark deposition and the process of electrospark grinding were combined by forming pulse groups consisting of a high energy pulse for mass transfer from treating electrode to substrate and low energy pulses for grinding during deposition. Low as-deposited surface roughness was succeeded by properly selecting parameters of the pulses in a group and pauses between them. Experimental results revealed that the proposed method is useful in forming one–two layers of deposition.

Alexander V. Ribalko; Orhan Sahin; Kemal Korkmaz

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Investigating memetic algorithm in solving rough set attribute reduction  

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Attribute reduction is the problem of selecting a minimal subset from the original set of attributes. Rough set theory has been used for attribute reduction with much success. Since it is well known that finding a minimal subset is a NP-hard problem; therefore, it is necessary to develop efficient algorithms to solve this problem. In this work, we propose a memetic algorithm-based approach inside the rough set theory which is a hybridisation of genetic algorithm and simulated annealing. The proposed method has been tested on UCI data sets. Experimental results demonstrate the effectiveness of this memetic approach when compared with previous available methods. Possible extensions upon this simple approach are also discussed.

Majdi Mafarja; Salwani Abdullah

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

172

Distributed Roughness Receptivity in a Flat Plate Boundary Layer  

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- Distributed Receptivity . . . . . 6 2. FACILITY DESCRIPTION - THE KLEBANOFF–SARIC WIND TUNNEL 11 2.1 Test Section . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 2.2 Fan and Motor... of this dissertation describes the Klebanoff–Saric Wind Tunnel facility, which was used for this experiment. Section 3 describes the experimental setup (roughness design and the flat plate model) and defines the metrics by which the flow field is decomposed...

Kuester, Matthew Scott

2014-04-18T23:59:59.000Z

173

Capillary adhesion between elastic solids with randomly rough surfaces  

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I study how the contact area and the work of adhesion, between two elastic solids with randomly rough surfaces, depend on the relative humidity. The surfaces are assumed to be hydrophilic, and capillary bridges form at the interface between the solids. For elastically hard solids with relative smooth surfaces, the area of real contact and therefore also the sliding friction, are maximal when there is just enough liquid to fill out the interfacial space between the solids, which typically occurs for $d_{\\rm K} \\approx 3 h_{\\rm rms}$, where $d_{\\rm K}$ is the height of the capillary bridge and $h_{\\rm rms}$ the root-mean-square roughness of the (combined) surface roughness profile. For elastically soft solids, the area of real contact is maximal for very low humidity (i.e., small $d_{\\rm K}$), where the capillary bridges are able to pull the solids into nearly complete contact. In both case, the work of adhesion is maximal (and equal to $2\\gamma {\\rm cos}\\theta$, where $\\gamma$ is the liquid surface tension and $\\theta$ the liquid-solid contact angle) when $d_{\\rm K} >> h_{\\rm rms}$, corresponding to high relative humidity.

B. N. J. Persson

2008-05-06T23:59:59.000Z

174

Rough-fuzzy Classifier Modeling Using Data Repository Sets  

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Abstract This paper reflects the trends of the past years based on the diffusion of various traditional approaches and methods when tackling new problems. Two components of the computational intelligence (CI) are applied, rough and fuzzy sets theory. These components permit one to operate with uncertainty data. The current knowledge in the investigated field is summarized and briefly explained. It also deals with uncertainty in an information system and the two approaches, the fuzzy sets (FSs) and rough sets theory (RST), for operating it. The proposal and implementation of a rough-fuzzy classifier (RFC) is modified. RFC uses the rules generated by RSTbox. The databases IRIS and WINE were chosen for verification. The classification results were compared with the results of other classification methods are applied on these databases. Finally, we summarized the presented problems. Based on the above stated facts it can be claimed that the proposed modified algorithm, \\{RSTbox\\} and RFC model are functional. The model is relatively successful (compared to other approaches), and by using it two classification databases can be carried out. This model is proposed in MATLAB.

Jiri Krupka; Pavel Jirava

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

175

Interpretation of equilibria in game-theoretic rough sets  

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Abstract Intelligent decision making models aim at improving the quality of decision making under uncertainty. The fundamental issues that are generally encountered in these models are too many options to choose from and the involvement of contradictory decision making criteria. The game-theoretic rough set (GTRS) model provides an intelligent decision making mechanism that exploits a game-theoretic environment for analyzing strategic situations between cooperative or conflicting decision making criteria in the probabilistic rough set framework. The concept of equilibria is of central importance in the GTRS model which has not been sufficiently addressed in the current literature. Two key issues in this regard are the interpretation of equilibria and the establishment of their existence. By reviewing, examining and defining the basic game constructs in the GTRS model, we are able to interpret an equilibrium in terms of the decision thresholds that control the rough sets based decision regions. In particular, an equilibrium is defined in terms of a pair of thresholds such that no player has a unilateral incentive to change these thresholds within the game. An example game is considered to demonstrate the use of the interpretation in determining the thresholds. The issue of existence of equilibria is addressed by considering a couple of typical two-player games in the GTRS model. The results suggest that the existence of equilibria may be established under certain limited conditions.

Nouman Azam; JingTao Yao

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

176

Dimensional variation and roughness of LIGA fabricated microstructures  

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We have measured the dimensional variation and sidewall roughness of features on PMMA micro- components fabricated by deep x-ray lithography in order to assess the effect of dimensional variation on subsequent assembly operations. Dimensional measurements were made using a stylus profilometer with a repeatability in step height of better than 0.01 {mu}m. Roughness measurements were made with the same profilometer scanning in a direction perpendicular to the length of the parts. 22 {mu}m and 54 {mu}m features exhibited dimensional variations described by a Gaussian distribution with standard deviations of 0.202 {mu}m and 0.381 {mu}m, respectively. This corresponds to a maximum relative variation of between 0.6% and 0.9%. Sidewall roughnesses were found to be in the range of 0.02 {mu}m to 0. 03 {mu}m, an insignificant contribution to the total variation when compared to overall dimensional variation. Several potential sources of this variation are discussed, but no single cause was identified as the source of the significant dimensional variation observed here.

Egert, C.M. [Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States); Wood, R. [Microelectronics Center of North Carolina, Research Triangle Park, NC (United States); Malek, C.K. [Louisiana State Univ., Baton Rouge, LA (United States)

1996-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Thick-Shell Nanocrystal Quantum Dots  

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Thick-Shell Nanocrystal Quantum Dots Thick-Shell Nanocrystal Quantum Dots Thick-Shell Nanocrystal Quantum Dots Colloidal nanocrystal quantum dots comprising an inner core having an average diameter of at least 1.5 nm and an outer shell, where said outer shell comprises multiple monolayers, wherein at least 30% of the quantum dots have an on-time fraction of 0.80 or greater under continuous excitation conditions for a period of time of at least 10 minutes. Available for thumbnail of Feynman Center (505) 665-9090 Email Thick-Shell Nanocrystal Quantum Dots Colloidal nanocrystal quantum dots comprising an inner core having an average diameter of at least 1.5 nm and an outer shell, where said outer shell comprises multiple monolayers, wherein at least 30% of the quantum dots have an on-time fraction of 0.80 or greater under continuous

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MonolayerThickness of Block Copolymer Films  

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.47 · Index of ref. for PS-PEHMA 1.51 #12;Annealing the films · Tg 22nm 24nm Height Images #12;AFM 12-33 26nm 28nm 30nm Bi-continuous #12;12-33Area% 13.08 31.55 41 Area % Thickness (nm) Monolayer: 18.86nm Bilayer: 37.72nm #12;Monolayer thickness 12

Petta, Jason

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Rough Fuzzy Set Model for Set-Valued Ordered Fuzzy Decision System  

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The classical rough set theory can not be directly used to reduce knowledge in set-valued ordered fuzzy decision system. Firstly, we propose a dominance relation-based rough fuzzy set model in set-valued ordered ...

Zhongkui Bao; Shanlin Yang; Ju Zhao

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

180

Data Mining in Uniform Hospital Discharge Data Set Using Rough Set Model  

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Purpose: The purpose of this study were to apply rough set model to nursing knowledge discovery process. Method: Data mining based on rough set model was conducted on a large clinical data set containing Nursing ...

M. Park

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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181

Using Variable Precision Rough Set Model to Build FP-Tree of Association Rules  

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The main mission of the variable precision rough set is to solve the problem of non- ... of association rules algorithms based on variable precision rough set model in e-commerce. The experiments show...

SuJuan Qian; ZhiQiang Zhang

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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E-Print Network 3.0 - angle deposited nano-rough Sample Search...  

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nano-rough Search Powered by Explorit Topic List Advanced Search Sample search results for: angle deposited nano-rough Page: << < 1 2 3 4 5 > >> 1 Advanced techniques for glancing...

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Electrical performance of RTV silicone rubber coating of different thicknesses on porcelain  

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A study of the effects of coating thickness of room temperature vulcanizing (RTV) silicone rubber on its electrical performance in salt-fog of 250 {micro}S/cm and 1,000 {micro}S/cm at 0.5 kV{sub rms}/cm is presented. Porcelain rods coated with RTV silicone rubber to a thickness from 0.17 to 0.99 mm were studied. The dependence of current pulse rate and cumulative number of current pulses on coating thickness were determined as a function of time of exposure to combined electric stress and salt-fog. The surface roughness and the total content of low molecular weight (LMW) silicone fluid in the coating were measured before and after the salt-fog test as a function of coating thickness. The effects of heating the RTV in an electric oven on the production and loss of LMW silicone fluid were investigated in order to elucidate the influence of the heat generated by dry band discharges. The loss of weight of RTV at high temperatures (370 C) due to the decomposition of the alumina trihydrate filler into alumina and water was measured and found to be close to the theoretical value.

Deng, H.; Hackam, R. [Univ. of Windsor, Ontario (Canada). Dept. of Electrical Engineering] [Univ. of Windsor, Ontario (Canada). Dept. of Electrical Engineering

1997-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Fundamenta Informaticae 108(3-4), 2011, pp. 267286 267 Game-Theoretic Rough Sets  

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Fundamenta Informaticae 108(3-4), 2011, pp. 267­286 267 IOS Press Game-Theoretic Rough Sets Joseph@cs.uregina.ca Abstract. This article investigates the Game-theoretic Rough Set (GTRS) model and its capability of analyzing a major decision problem evident in existing probabilistic rough set models. A major challenge

Yao, JingTao

185

Space Exploration and Global Optimization for Computationally Intensive Design Problems: A Rough Set Based Approach  

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, and transparent. This work proposes a rough set based approach that can identify multip,le sub-regions in a design than a given level. The rough set method is applied iteratively on a growing sample set. A novel with a few well-known global optimization algorithms. Keywords: rough set, design optimization, space

Wang, Gaofeng Gary

186

Game-Theoretic Risk Analysis in Decision-Theoretic Rough Sets  

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Game-Theoretic Risk Analysis in Decision-Theoretic Rough Sets Joseph P. Herbert JingTao Yao,jtyao]@cs.uregina.ca Abstract. Determining the correct threshold values for probabilistic rough set models has been a heated these tolerance values. 1 Introduction In rough sets [10], a set within the universe of discourse is approximated

Yao, JingTao

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From Rough Sets to Soft Computing Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, San Jose State University,  

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From Rough Sets to Soft Computing T.Y. Lin Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, San Jose By the invitation of the Conference Chair Professor Paul Wang, a Workshop on Rough Set Theory was held in the Second­October 1, 1995. The workshop in the setting of joint conferences provides a forum for rough setters

Lin, Tsau Young

188

Prediction of Dominant Genes Responsible for Lung Adenocarcinoma using Rough Set Theory  

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Prediction of Dominant Genes Responsible for Lung Adenocarcinoma using Rough Set Theory Abhinandan responsible for Lung Adenocarcinoma using Rough Set Theory. The work takes a microarray dataset containing and attributes. Using rough set theory, redundant attributes are then determined and eliminated. The core

Gesbert, David

189

Implicator-Conjunctor Based Models of Fuzzy Rough Sets: Definitions and Properties  

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Implicator-Conjunctor Based Models of Fuzzy Rough Sets: Definitions and Properties Lynn D'eer1 those proposals which generalize the logical connectives and quantifiers present in the rough set, rough sets, hybridization, lower and upper ap- proximation, implication, conjunction, axiomatic approach

Granada, Universidad de

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Introduction to the Special Issue on Rough Sets and Soft Computing.  

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Introduction to the Special Issue on Rough Sets and Soft Computing. T. Y. Lin Department, California 94720 . The notion of rough sets was introduced by Zdzislaw Pawlak in his seminal paper of 1982 of information systems. From the outset, rough set theory has been a methodology of database mining or knowledge

Lin, Tsau Young

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FRPS: A Fuzzy Rough Prototype Selection method Nele Verbiest a,n  

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: Classification Fuzzy rough sets Instance selection k NN Prototype Selection a b s t r a c t The k Nearest with a reduced but reinforced dataset to pick its neighbours from. We use fuzzy rough set theory to express are instance selection methods specifically designed to improve k NN classification. Rough set theory [6

Gent, Universiteit

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Relations in Mathematical Morphology with applications to Graphs and Rough Sets  

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Relations in Mathematical Morphology with applications to Graphs and Rough Sets John G. Stell School of Computing, University of Leeds Leeds, LS2 9JT, U.K. jgs@comp.leeds.ac.uk Abstract. Rough sets for granularity, and the question of how rough sets relate to mathe- matical morphology has been raised by Bloch

Stell, John

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Comparison of Rough-set and Interval-set Models for Uncertain Reasoning  

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Comparison of Rough-set and Interval-set Models for Uncertain Reasoning Y.Y. Yao and Xining Li Department of Computer Science Lakehead University Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada P7B 5E1 Abstract In the rough-set of their extended set-theoretic operators. The operators in the rough-set model are not truth-functional, while

Yao, Yiyu

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Fundamenta Informaticae 108 (2011) 249265 249 Two Semantic Issues in a Probabilistic Rough Set Model  

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Rough Set Model Yiyu Yao Department of Computer Science University of Regina Regina, Canada yyao@cs.uregina.ca Abstract. Probabilistic rough set models are quantitative generalizations of the classical and qual in a probabilistic rough set model. This paper examines two fundamental semantics-related questions. One

Yao, Yiyu

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Rough Set Model Selection for Practical Decision Making Joseph P. Herbert JingTao Yao  

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Rough Set Model Selection for Practical Decision Making Joseph P. Herbert JingTao Yao Department}@cs.uregina.ca Abstract One of the challenges a decision maker faces is choos- ing a suitable rough set model to use for data analysis. The traditional algebraic rough set model classifies objects into three regions, namely

Yao, JingTao

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Personalizing information retrieval in CRISs with Fuzzy Sets and Rough Sets  

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Personalizing information retrieval in CRISs with Fuzzy Sets and Rough Sets Germán Hurtado Martín? Our approach proposes using fuzzy and rough sets to make the matching process between the users. Furthermore, both fuzzy and rough sets perform well in the presence of imperfect or missing information

Gent, Universiteit

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Rough Sets for Uncertainty Reasoning S.K.M. Wong1  

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Rough Sets for Uncertainty Reasoning S.K.M. Wong1 and C.J. Butz2 1 Department of Computer Science & Engineering, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Canada, K1N 6N5, butz@site.uottawa.ca Abstract. Rough sets have traditionally been applied to decision (clas- sification) problems. We suggest that rough sets are even better

Butz, Cory J.

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Fundamenta Informaticae XX (2004) 118 1 A New Rough Sets Model Based on Database Systems  

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Fundamenta Informaticae XX (2004) 1­18 1 IOS Press A New Rough Sets Model Based on Database Systems, USA jhan@csudh.edu Abstract. Rough sets theory was proposed by Pawlak in the 1980s and has been applied success- fully in a lot of domains. One of the major limitations of the traditional rough sets

Lin, Tsau Young

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Concept Lattices in Rough Set Theory Department of Computer Science, University of Regina  

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Concept Lattices in Rough Set Theory Y.Y. Yao Department of Computer Science, University of Regina-- An alternative formulation of rough set theory can be developed based on a binary relation between two universes, one is a finite set of objects and the other is a finite set of properties. Rough set approximation

Yao, Yiyu

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Fundamenta Informaticae 34 (1999) 1{21 1 Contributions to the Theory of Rough Sets  

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Fundamenta Informaticae 34 (1999) 1{21 1 IOS Press Contributions to the Theory of Rough Sets V, KY 40506{0046 marek|mirek@cs.uky.edu Abstract. We study properties of rough sets, that is system. A rough set is a pair hL; U i such that L; U are de nable in the information system and L U

Truszczynski, Miroslaw

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A Comparative Study of Formal Concept Analysis and Rough Set Theory in Data Analysis  

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A Comparative Study of Formal Concept Analysis and Rough Set Theory in Data Analysis Yiyu (Y@cs.uregina.ca; http://www.cs.uregina.ca/yyao Abstract. The theory of rough sets and formal concept analysis. Formal concept analysis focuses on concepts that are definable by conjuctions of properties, rough set

Yao, Yiyu

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Neurocomputing 36 (2001) 1}3 Presenting the special issue on Rough-neuro computing  

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, adaptation, and self-organization on the other. Granular computing including rough sets and fuzzy sets of neural networks and granular computing, in particular rough sets and fuzzy sets. There are 10 papers a way of integrating rough set theory with a fuzzy MLP using a modular evolutionary algorithm

Pal, Sankar Kumar

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Improving SMOTE with Fuzzy Rough Prototype Selection to detect Noise in Imbalanced  

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). Using fuzzy rough set theory, the noise level of each instance is measured, and instances for which Rough Set The- ory 1 Introduction Imbalanced classification has become an important field in data mining on fuzzy rough set theory [7]. Next, we remove all instances that have a noise

Gent, Universiteit

204

Ablation of carbon-based materials : investigation of roughness set-up from  

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Ablation of carbon-based materials : investigation of roughness set-up from heterogeneous reactions for roughness set-up is investigated, based on the coupling between diffusive transfer in the sur- rounding and heat transfers, the importance of which relies on the surface roughness. A new possible physical cause

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Generalization of Rough Sets using Modal Logics Department of Computer Science, Lakehead University  

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Generalization of Rough Sets using Modal Logics Y.Y. Yao Department of Computer Science, Lakehead@cs.sjsu.edu Abstract The theory of rough sets is an extension of set theory with two addi­ tional unary set operators in modal logics. By explor­ ing the relationship between rough sets and modal logics, this paper

Lin, Tsau Young

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Information Granulation and Approximation in a Decision-theoretic Model of Rough Sets  

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Information Granulation and Approximation in a Decision-theoretic Model of Rough Sets Y.Y. Yao in the gran- ulated universe are two related fundamental issues in the theory of rough sets. Many proposals of results from existing studies that are relevant to a decision-theoretic modeling of rough sets. Two

Yao, Yiyu

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A Comparative Study of Fuzzy Sets and Rough Sets Department of Computer Science, Lakehead University  

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A Comparative Study of Fuzzy Sets and Rough Sets Y.Y. Yao 1 Department of Computer Science and compares theories of fuzzy sets and rough sets. Two approaches for the formulation of fuzzy sets are reviewed, one is based on many-valued logic and the other is based on modal logic. Two views of rough sets

Yao, Yiyu

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Fundamenta Informaticae 34 (1999) 1--21 1 Contributions to the Theory of Rough Sets  

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Fundamenta Informaticae 34 (1999) 1--21 1 IOS Press Contributions to the Theory of Rough Sets V Lexington, KY 40506--0046 marek---mirek@cs.uky.edu Abstract. We study properties of rough sets, that is system. A rough set is a pair hL; Ui such that L; U are definable in the information system and L ` U

Truszczynski, Miroslaw

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Two Views of the Theory of Rough Sets in Finite Universes  

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Two Views of the Theory of Rough Sets in Finite Universes Y.Y. Yao 1 Department of Computer Science This paper presents and compares two views of the theory of rough sets. The operator-oriented view interprets rough set theory as an extension of set theory with two additional unary operators. Under such a view

Yao, Yiyu

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Fuzzy Rough Set Based Web Query Expansion Martine De Cock and Chris Cornelis  

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Fuzzy Rough Set Based Web Query Expansion Martine De Cock and Chris Cornelis Fuzziness, Krijgslaan 281 (S9), 9000 Gent, Belgium {Martine.DeCock, Chris.Cornelis}@UGent.be Abstract Fuzzy rough set on average -- we focus on query ex- pansion, i.e. the process of adding related terms to the query. Rough set

Gent, Universiteit

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Fuzzy Rough Sets: Beyond the Obvious Martine De Cock, Chris Cornelis, Etienne Kerre  

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Fuzzy Rough Sets: Beyond the Obvious Martine De Cock, Chris Cornelis, Etienne Kerre Fuzziness.Kerre@UGent.be Abstract-- Rough set theory was introduced in 1982. Soon it was combined with fuzzy set theory, giving rise. I. INTRODUCTION Pawlak [12] launched rough set theory as a framework for the construction

Gent, Universiteit

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Incorporating Game-theoretic Rough Sets in Web-based Medical Decision Support Systems  

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Incorporating Game-theoretic Rough Sets in Web-based Medical Decision Support Systems JingTao Yao of game-theoretic rough set (GTRS) component in WMDSS is explored and investigated for this purpose. The GTRS is a recent development in rough sets that takes advantages from data analysis capabilities

Yao, JingTao

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A Rough Sets Based Approach to Feature Selection M. Zhang J. T. Yao  

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A Rough Sets Based Approach to Feature Selection M. Zhang J. T. Yao Department of Computer Science. The features are measured by their necessity in heuristic feature selection techniques. Rough set theory has been used to define the necessity of features in literature. We propose a new rough set based feature

Yao, JingTao

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Decision-Theoretic Rough Set Models Department of Computer Science, University of Regina,  

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Decision-Theoretic Rough Set Models Yiyu Yao Department of Computer Science, University of Regina, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada S4S 0A2 E-mail: yyao@cs.uregina.ca Abstract. Decision-theoretic rough set models are a probabilistic exten- sion of the algebraic rough set model. The required parameters

Yao, Yiyu

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Interval-valued Fuzzy-Rough Feature Selection and Application for Handling Missing Values in Datasets  

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, UK {rkj,qqs}@aber.ac.uk Abstract One of the many successful applications of rough set theory has been to the area of feature selection. The rough set ideol- ogy of using only the supplied data and no other information has many benefits, where most other methods require sup- plementary knowledge. Fuzzy-rough set

Lucas, Simon M.

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Scaling laws governing the roughness of the swash edge line  

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The physics of swash i.e. a layer of water that washes up on the beach after an incoming wave has broken is complicated and intriguing. It includes perplexed hydrodynamic and sediment transport events. In our paper we address to the roughness of the moving swash boundary at which a beach, water and air meet. We treat the behavior of this boundary as an interfacial phenomenon, without going into details of formation of edge waves and beach cusps, covered broadly in literature. This "crude" approach turns out to be productive and revealing the resemblance of the swash line with a broad diversity of effects arising from the random pinning of moving boundaries.

Ed. Bormashenko; A. Musin; R. Grynuov

2014-02-23T23:59:59.000Z

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On the relation between rough set reducts and typical testors  

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Abstract This paper studies the relations between rough set reducts and typical testors from the so-called logical combinatorial approach to pattern recognition. Definitions, comments and observations are formally introduced and supported by illustrative examples. Furthermore, some theorems expressing theoretical relations between reducts and typical testors are enunciated and proved. We also discuss several practical applications of these relations that can mutually enrich the development of research and applications in both areas. Although we focus on the relation between the classical concepts of testor and reduct, our study can be expanded to include other types of testors and reducts.

Manuel S. Lazo-Cortés; José Fco. Martínez-Trinidad; Jesús A. Carrasco-Ochoa; Guillermo Sanchez-Diaz

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Wall thickness measuring method and apparatus  

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An apparatus for measuring the wall thickness of a nonmagnetic article having a housing supporting a magnet and a contiguous supporting surface. The tubular article and the housing are releasably secured to the supporting surface and a support member of an optical comparator, respectively. To determine the wall thickness of the article at a selected point, a magnetically responsive ball is positioned within the tubular article over said point and retained therein by means of a magnetic field produced by the magnet. Thereafter, an optical comparator is employed to project a magnified image of the ball on a screen and the wall thickness at the selected point is calculated by using a ball surface measurement taken with the comparator in conjunction with a previously determined base line measurement.

Salzer, L.J.; Bergren, D.A.

1987-10-06T23:59:59.000Z

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Gas turbine bucket wall thickness control  

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A core for use in casting a turbine bucket including serpentine cooling passages is divided into two pieces including a leading edge core section and a trailing edge core section. Wall thicknesses at the leading edge and the trailing edge of the turbine bucket can be controlled independent of each other by separately positioning the leading edge core section and the trailing edge core section in the casting die. The controlled leading and trailing edge thicknesses can thus be optimized for efficient cooling, resulting in more efficient turbine operation.

Stathopoulos, Dimitrios (Glenmont, NY); Xu, Liming (Greenville, SC); Lewis, Doyle C. (Greer, SC)

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Magnetism in nanometer-thick magnetite  

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The oldest known magnetic material, magnetite, is of current interest for use in spintronics as a thin film. An open question is how thin can magnetite films be and still retain the robust ferrimagnetism required for many applications. We have grown 1-nm-thick magnetite crystals and characterized them in situ by electron and photoelectron microscopies including selected-area x-ray circular dichroism. Well-defined magnetic patterns are observed in individual nanocrystals up to at least 520 K, establishing the retention of ferrimagnetism in magnetite two unit cells thick.

Matteo Monti; Benito Santos; Arantzazu Mascaraque; Oscar Rodríguez de la Fuente; Miguel Angel Niño; Tevfik Onur Mente?; Andrea Locatelli; Kevin F. McCarty; José F. Marco; Juan de la Figuera

2012-01-11T23:59:59.000Z

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Influence of roughness on near-field heat transfer between two plates  

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The surface roughness correction to the near-field heat transfer between two rough bulk materials is discussed by using second-order perturbation theory. The results allow for estimating the impact of surface roughness to the heat transfer in recent experiments between two plates and between a microsphere and a plate (using the Derjaguin approximation). Furthermore, we show that the proximity approximation for describing rough surfaces is valid for distances much smaller than the correlation length of the surface roughness even if the heat transfer is dominated by the coupling of surface modes.

Svend-Age Biehs; Jean-Jacques Greffet

2011-03-11T23:59:59.000Z

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File:Wind rough example.pdf | Open Energy Information  

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Rough set approach to the evaluation of stormwater pollution  

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This paper addresses the problem of urban stormwater quality and its impacts on the receiving water. In order to describe this phenomenon, research aimed at creating a mathematical model of pollution has been conducted. Although various deterministic and stochastic models exist already, the quality of stormwater phenomenon deserves a very careful and thoughtful validation. In order to take advantage of some empirical observations available, we introduce an inductive learning method to discover some regularities in form of ''if...then...'' rules. We suggest the use of the rough set theory for this purpose. This approach is able to process both quantitative and qualitative data and also accepts inconsistency in the dataset. The rules generated from the data explain the phenomenon in terms of relevant attributes, and can be used to predict the level of pollution from future events. We present the results of the rough set analysis of a dataset concerning five catchments in the urban area of Lausanne and Geneva, Switzerland. The application of the rules to events from other catchments, particularly in France, proves the good prediction ability of our model.

Luca Rossi; Roman Slowinski; Robert Susmaga

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Rough set-based regionalisation in air quality monitoring  

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Regionalisation is to organise a large set of spatial objects into spatially contiguous regions despite optimising the homogeneity of the derived regions, while representing social and economic geography. To confront this problem, it is necessary to classify the regions to form groups that are homogeneous in air quality attributes. It is to develop a system that applies data mining techniques to study the distribution of air pollutants in Chennai, a metro city in India using vehicular ad hoc networking and map the distribution on the geographical map for effective policy making. In conventional regionalisation methods, the data points are assigned to a single region in a multidimensional attribute space affecting air pollution response. However, some data points, having distributed membership to more than one region, could not be justified and allocated to a single region. Rough set-based clustering technique is applied to regionalisation problem to resolve vague or overlapping regions. The overlapping regions are restructured to guarantee the homogeneity of the regions formed or altered. The investigations of the cluster validity tests confirm the effectiveness of rough set-based regionalisation in air quality modelling.

Komathy Karuppanan; Christina Jayakumaran

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Effect of Thickness on the Structure, Composition and Properties...  

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Effect of Thickness on the Structure, Composition and Properties of Titanium Nitride Nano-Coatings. Effect of Thickness on the Structure, Composition and Properties of Titanium...

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Thickness and drainage of perfluoropolyethers under compression  

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The Surface Forces Apparatus was used to study the compression and drainage of perfluoropolyethers (PFPE) between two flat parallel mica surfaces. In the case of Zdols and Demnum-SA, the PFPE can be squeezed out during slow compression to a final residual film one gyration diameter in thickness. This thickness remained constant up to the highest applied pressure of (is similar to)10 MPa. The residual thickness for Demnum-SA, with one active end group, was found to be approximately 40% larger than that for Zdol of the same molecular weight, with two active end groups. In contrast, Z03, with no active end groups, could be displaced completely from the contact. The dynamics of expulsion were studied by monitoring the variation of the gap width as a function of time after fast (a few milliseconds) step increase in the compressive load. It was found that Zdol behaves as the bulk liquid down to gap widths of 4 equivalent gyration diameters. A viscosity increase of more than 10 times was observed when the gap width was between 4 and 2 gyration diameters. Finally, slow compression to the maximum achievable pressure (approximately 10 MPa) led to a residual layer one gyration diameter in thickness trapped between the mica surfaces.

Xu, Lei; Ogletree, D Frank; Salmeron, Miquel; Tang, Huan; Gui, Jing

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Scaling relations for contour lines of rough surfaces  

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Equilibrium and nonequilibrium growth phenomena, e.g., surface growth, generically yields self-affine distributions. Analysis of statistical properties of these distributions appears essential in understanding statistical mechanics of underlying phenomena. Here, we analyze scaling properties of the cumulative distribution of iso-height loops (i.e., contour lines) of rough self-affine surfaces in terms of loop area and system size. Inspired by the Coulomb gas methods, we find the generating function of the area of the loops. Interestingly, we find that, after sorting loops with respect to their perimeters, Zipf-like scaling relations hold for ranked loops. Numerical simulations are also provided in order to demonstrate the proposed scaling relations.

M. A. Rajabpour and S. M. Vaez Allaei

2009-07-13T23:59:59.000Z

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Forward approximation and backward approximation in fuzzy rough sets  

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Abstract It is general to obtain rules by attribute reduction in fuzzy information systems. Instead of obtaining rules by attribute reduction, which may have a negative effect on inducting good rules, the objective of this paper is to extract rules without computing attribute reducts. Forward and backward approximations in fuzzy rough sets are first defined, and their important properties are discussed. Two algorithms based on forward and backward approximations, namely, mine rules based on the forward approximation (MRBFA) and mine rules based on the backward approximation (MRBBA), are proposed for rule extraction. The two algorithms are evaluated by several data sets from the UC Irvine Machine Learning Repository. The experimental results show that both MRBFA and MRBBA achieve better classification performances than the method based on attribute reduction.

Yi Cheng

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Ultrasonic thickness measurement of weathering steel  

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The popular and traditional method of measuring thickness over a single time of flight path using the first echo received as the timing mark can make reliable measurements on weathering steel difficult. Multiple-echo measurement is capable of obtaining good, repeatable, and accurate measurements on not only weathering steels but on all metals used extensively today. Corrosion monitoring of weathering steel can be properly carried out provided the measurements taken are reliable.

Cartwright, D.L. [Cygnus Instruments Ltd., Dorchester (United Kingdom)

1995-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A de Sitter tachyon thick braneworld  

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Among the multiple 5D thick braneworld models that have been proposed in the last years, in order to address several open problems in modern physics, there is a specific one involving a tachyonic bulk scalar field. Delving into this framework, a thick braneworld with a cosmological background induced on the brane is here investigated. The respective field equations — derived from the model with a warped 5D geometry — are highly non-linear equations, admitting a non-trivial solution for the warp factor and the tachyon scalar field as well, in a de Sitter 4D cosmological background. Moreover, the non-linear tachyonic scalar field, that generates the brane in complicity with warped gravity, has the form of a kink-like configuration. Notwithstanding, the non-linear field equations restricting character does not allow one to easily find thick brane solutions with a decaying warp factor which leads to the localization of 4D gravity and other matter fields. We derive such a thick brane configuration altogether in this tachyon-gravity setup. When analyzing the spectrum of gravity fluctuations in the transverse traceless sector, the 4D gravity is shown to be localized due to the presence of a single zero mode bound state, separated by a continuum of massive Kaluza-Klein (KK) modes by a mass gap. It contrasts with previous results, where there is a KK massive bound excitation providing no clear physical interpretation. The mass gap is determined by the scale of the metric parameter H. Finally, the corrections to Newton's law in this model are computed and shown to decay exponentially. It is in full compliance to corrections reported in previous results (up to a constant factor) within similar braneworlds with induced 4D de Sitter metric, despite the fact that the warp factor and the massive modes have a different form.

Germán, Gabriel; Herrera-Aguilar, Alfredo; Malagón-Morejón, Dagoberto [Instituto de Ciencias Físicas, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Apdo. Postal 48-3, 62251, Cuernavaca, Morelos (Mexico); Mora-Luna, Refugio Rigel [Instituto de Física y Matemáticas, Universidad Michoacana de San Nicolás de Hidalgo, Edificio C-3, Ciudad Universitaria, C.P. 58040, Morelia, Michoacán (Mexico); Rocha, Roldão da, E-mail: gabriel@fis.unam.mx, E-mail: aha@fis.unam.mx, E-mail: malagon@ifm.umich.mx, E-mail: rigel@ifm.umich.mx, E-mail: roldao.rocha@ufabc.edu.br [Centro de Matemática, Computação e Cognição, Universidade Federal do ABC, Rua Santa Adélia, 166 09210-170, Santo André, SP (Brazil)

2013-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Pulsar Wind Nebulae with Thick Toroidal Structure  

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We investigate a class of pulsar wind nebulae that show synchrotron emission from a thick toroidal structure. The best studied such object is the small radio and X-ray nebula around the Vela pulsar, which can be interpreted as the result of interaction of a mildly supersonic inward flow with the recent pulsar wind. Such a flow near the center of a supernova remnant can be produced in a transient phase when the reverse shock reaches the center of the remnant. Other nebulae with a thick toroidal structure are G106.6+2.9 and G76.9+1.0. Their structure contrasts with young pulsar nebulae like the Crab Nebula and 3C 38, which show a more chaotic, filamentary structure in the synchrotron emission. In both situations, a torus-jet structure is present where the pulsar wind passes through a termination shock, indicating the flow is initially toroidal. We suggest that the difference is due to the Rayleigh-Taylor instability that operates when the outer boundary of the nebula is accelerating into freely expanding supernova ejecta. The instability gives rise to mixing in the Crab and related objects, but is not present in the nebulae with thick toroidal regions.

Roger A. Chevalier; Stephen P. Reynolds

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Rough Approximations under Level Fuzzy Sets W.-N. Liu J.T. Yao Y.Y.Yao  

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Rough Approximations under Level Fuzzy Sets W.-N. Liu J.T. Yao Y.Y.Yao Department of Computer]@cs.uregina.ca Abstract. The combination of fuzzy set and rough set theories lead to various models. Functional and set- mations based on the notion of level fuzzy sets. Two rough approximation models, namely -level rough set

Yao, JingTao

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2012 IEEE International Conference on Granular Computing Granular and Rough Computing on Covering  

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@gmail.comxiejun@tyut.edu.cn San Jose, CA, USA tylin@cs.sjsu.edu Abstract-Covering-based rough set (CRS) is a meaningful and important generalization of Pawlak's rough set theory. The primary goal of this paper is to extend-covering-based rough set; the globaV2nd GrC Model; neighborhood system; best upper and lower approxi mations; largest

Lin, Tsau Young

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Scattering of optical guided waves by waveguide surface roughness: a three-dimensional treatment  

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The scattering of optical guided waves by waveguide surface roughness has been analyzed in three dimensions. The scattered fields were determined by satisfying the boundary conditions...

Hall, D G

1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Procedure of evaluating the surface roughness of the electrospark coating after burnishing with mineral ceramics  

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The procedure of evaluating the surface roughness of metal-cutting tools strengthened by the local electrospark deposition of coatings with the subsequent burnishing with...

V. N. Gadalov; D. N. Romanenko; V. V. Samoilov…

2012-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Rough sets on fuzzy approximation spaces and applications to distributed knowledge systems  

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A fuzzy relation is an extension of crisp relation on any set U. Fuzzy proximity relations on U are much more general and abundant than equivalence relations. The fuzzy approximation space which depends upon a fuzzy proximity relation defined on a set U is a generalisation of the concept of knowledge base. So, rough sets defined on fuzzy approximation spaces extend the concept of rough sets on knowledge bases. The results of the present paper extend the basic properties of rough sets and results involving set theoretic operations on types of rough sets that have been established in Tripathy and Mitra (2008).

D.P. Acharjya; B.K. Tripathy

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A study on some topological aspects of fuzzy sets, rough sets and soft sets; -.  

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??This thesis consists of three major parts viz., study of the topological notions of fuzzy sets, rough sets and soft sets. The first part consists… (more)

Juthika, Mahanta

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Investigation of rotor blade roughness effects on turbine performance  

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The cold air test program was completed on the SSME (Space Shuttle Main Engine) HPFTP (High-Pressure Fuel Turbopump) turbine with production nozzle vane rings and polished coated rotor blades with a smooth surface finish of 30[mu]in. (0.76 [mu]m) rms (root mean square). The smooth blades were polished by an abrasive flow machining process. The test results were compared with the air test results from production rough-coated rotor blades with a surface finish of up to 400 [mu]in. (10.16 [mu]m) rms. Turbine efficiency was higher for the smooth blades over the entire range tested. Efficiency increased 2.1 percentage points at the SSME 104 percent RPL (Rated Power Level) conditions. This efficiency improvement could reduce the SSME HPFTP turbine inlet temperature by 57 R (32K), increasing turbine durability. The turbine flow parameter increased and the midspan outlet swirl angle became more axial with the smooth rotor blades.

Boynton, J.L.; Tabibzadeh, R. (Rockwell International Corp., Canoga Park, CA (United States). Rocketdyne Div.); Hudson, S.T. (NASA-Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, AL (United States))

1993-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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An approach to configuring product family using rough set theory  

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Configuration design is one of the most important elements in the design for product family, with which designers could customise products for customers according to their specific requirements. The traditional approach to configuring products is based on configuration rules which reflect the mapping relations between customer requirements and design variables. But how to acquire the configuration rules is becoming the bottleneck. A kind of general way is to depend on design experts themselves to create such rules. It would take plenty of time for design experts to establish rules database. As such, this paper presents a framework of configuration design for product family through giving the variant components with different attribute values, in which the acquisition of configuration rules is connected with the idea of data mining using the rough set theory from large numbers of historical design data instead of the design expert's experience. It can help not only design experts but also novice designers analyse the dependence between customer requirements and design parameters, and acquire the configuration rules hidden in the historical data easily.

Bin Zhu; Pingyu Jiang

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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QUANTIFICATION OF DEFORMATION-INDUCED SURFACE ROUGHENING USING MODIFIED ROUGHNESS PARAMETERS AND FOURIER FILTERING.  

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Surfaces of metal sheets initially contain high frequency, low amplitude roughness components imparted during the rolling process. When plastic deformation is imposed, the amplitude of these free surface components increases, producing various kinds of morphological features including randomness, periodicity and waviness. The features often control key functional aspects of a metal surface, such as reflected image clarity, lubricant transport, and spot weldability. The key to understanding the evolution of topographical features on plastically deformed sheet surfaces involves characterizing those features using appropriate quantitative measures. In this study, selected roughness characterization tools are used to 3-D surface roughening of 6022-T4 Al sheets deformed in plane strain. Modified roughness parameters, viz., peak-to-valley mean-height roughness (Rmh) and 10 % mean-height roughness (Rpv), were used to characterize roughness amplitude in order to overcome the deficiencies inherent with the root mean square roughness (Rq). A new approach, in which the roughness pattern is divided into several regimes, was also used to investigate the frequency components that provide the major contributions to surface roughening. The Fast Fourier

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On the limiting aerodynamic roughness of the ocean in very strong winds  

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On the limiting aerodynamic roughness of the ocean in very strong winds M. A. Donelan,1 B. K. Haus January 2004; accepted 13 August 2004; published 28 September 2004. [1] The aerodynamic friction between, the ``aerodynamic roughness'') increases with the wind speed. Can one merely extrapolate this wind speed tendency

Saltzman, Eric

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A rough set-based association rule approach implemented on exploring beverages product spectrum  

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When items are classified according to whether they have more or less of a characteristic, the scale used is referred to as an ordinal scale. The main characteristic of the ordinal scale is that the categories have a logical or ordered relationship to ... Keywords: Association rule, Data mining, Ordinal scale data processing, Product spectrum, Rough set, Rough set association rule

Shu-Hsien Liao, Yin-Ju Chen

2014-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Maximum Class Separability for Rough-Fuzzy C-Means Based Brain MR Image Segmentation  

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Maximum Class Separability for Rough-Fuzzy C-Means Based Brain MR Image Segmentation Pradipta Maji of brain MR images. The RFCM algorithm comprises a judicious integration of the of rough sets, fuzzy sets with vagueness and incompleteness in class definition of brain MR images, the membership function of fuzzy sets

Pal, Sankar Kumar

244

The Position of Rough Set in Soft Set: A Topological Approach  

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In this paper, the author presents the concept of topological space that must be used to show a relation between rough set and soft set. There are two main results presented; firstly, a construction of a quasi-discrete topology using indiscernibility ... Keywords: Indiscernibility Relation, Quasi Discrete, Rough Set Theory, Soft Set Theory, Topological Space

Tutut Herawan

2012-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

245

Three-Way Decision: An Interpretation of Rules in Rough Set Theory  

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Three-Way Decision: An Interpretation of Rules in Rough Set Theory Yiyu Yao Department of Computer theory is to induce classification or de- cision rules that indicate the decision class of an object. A new interpretation of rules in rough set theory is intro- duced. According to the positive, boundary

Yao, Yiyu

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Independent External Peer Review Report Rough River Dam 18 August 2011 ii  

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#12;Independent External Peer Review Report ­ Rough River Dam 18 August 2011 ii This page intentionally blank. #12;Independent External Peer Review Report ­ Rough River Dam 18 August 2011 iii Table.3 Preparation and Charge for Peer Review Panel 7 3.4 Performing the IEPR 8 3.5 Preparation and Review of Draft

US Army Corps of Engineers

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Segmentation of Rough Surfaces Using a Polarization Imaging Patrick Terrier, Vincent Devlaminck, Jean Michel Charbois  

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methods, that do not require contact with the surface and allow for high measurement speed, have been, based on light scattering[4], our goal is not to measure precisely the roughness, but to obtain. INTRODUCTION The conventional method for measuring surface roughness consists in moving a stylus probe touching

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Near-field heat transfer between a nanoparticle and a rough surface  

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In this work we focus on the surface roughness correction to the near-field radiative heat transfer between a nanoparticle and a material with a rough surface utilizing a direct perturbation theory up to second order in the surface profile. We discuss the different distance regimes for the local density of states above the rough material and the heat flux analytically and numerically. We show that the heat transfer rate is larger than that corresponding to a flat surface at short distances. At larger distances it can become smaller due to surface polariton scattering by the rough surface. For distances much smaller than the correlation length of the surface profile, we show that the results converge to a proximity approximation, whereas in the opposite limit the rough surface can be replaced by an equivalent surface layer.

Svend-Age Biehs; Jean-Jacques Greffet

2011-03-11T23:59:59.000Z

249

?-Dominance relation and rough sets in interval-valued information systems  

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Abstract Though rough set has been widely used to study systems characterized by insufficient and incomplete information, its performance in dealing with initial interval-valued data needs to be seriously considered for improving the suitability and scalability. The aim of this paper is to present a parameterized dominance-based rough set approach to interval-valued information systems. First, by considering the degree that an interval-valued data is dominating another one, we propose the concept of ?-dominance relation. Second, we present the ?-dominance based rough set model in interval-valued decision systems. Finally, we introduce lower and upper approximate reducts into ?-dominance based rough set for simplifying decision rules, we also present the judgement theorems and discernibility functions, which describe how lower and upper approximate reducts can be calculated. This study suggests potential application areas and new research trends concerning rough set approach to interval-valued information systems.

Xibei Yang; Yong Qi; Dong-Jun Yu; Hualong Yu; Jingyu Yang

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

250

Global Sediment Thickness Dataset updated for the Australian-Antarctic  

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Global Sediment Thickness Dataset updated for the Australian-Antarctic Southern Ocean Joanne author: jo.whittaker@utas.edu.au Key Points - Global minimum sediment thickness compilation updated for Australia Antarctica - Sediment thicknesses computed from seismic reflection and refraction data - Sediment

Müller, Dietmar

251

Electromagnetic acoustic transducers for wall thickness applications in the petrochemical industry  

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Electromagnetic acoustic transducers (EMATs) are now becoming widely used in the field for example for boiler tube wall thickness surveys in Power Generation plant. In general EMATs work efficiently on steel components with a surface oxide layer where the oxides can be residual mill scale from the steel manufacturing process due to in-service growth in boilers or chemical processing plant. Very often these oxides have rough surfaces and have to be removed prior to conventional ultrasonic inspection. This can be both time consuming and costly in addition the removal of the protective oxide layer accelerates the future wall lose rate of the pipe or vessel. As well as the Power Generation application EMATs can also be used for ultrasonic inspection of petrochemical tubulars without having to remove oxides giving the same associated benefits. This paper presents results obtained from laboratory trials of EMAT thickness monitoring of petrochemical plant pipe samples and real EMAT surveys carried out on-site on refinery plant. In parallel with the practical application of EMATs we are studying the underlying physics of operation with the aim of predicting the EMAT performance for steels with and without oxide layers.

C. Edwards; S. Dixon; A. Widdowson; S. B. Palmer

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

252

Matroidal structure of covering-based rough sets through the upper approximation number  

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Covering-based rough set theory is a generalisation of rough set theory. Matroids are based on linear algebra and graph theory, and have a variety of applications in many fields. In this paper, we introduce matroid theory to covering-based rough sets, and explore the matroidal structure and properties of covering-based rough sets. Specifically, we define the upper approximation number to establish the matroidal structure of covering-based rough sets. So many important concepts and methods in matroid theory can be employed to investigate covering-based rough sets. The rank plays a very important role in a matrix, so we use the rank function of the matroid induced by a covering to measure the covering. With the rank function, a pair of approximation operators, namely, matroid approximation operators, are constructed. This type of approximation operators not only inherits the properties of those traditional ones which are defined from the perspective of set theory, but also presents some new properties. Finally, the matroid upper approximations are compared with the second upper approximations in covering-based rough sets.

Shiping Wang; William Zhu

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Rough Set Based Information Retrieval from Argumentative Data Points in Sea Woo Kim*, Chin-Wan Chung  

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Rough Set Based Information Retrieval from Argumentative Data Points in Weblogs Sea Woo Kim*, Chin as an object oriented 3- Dimensional system. The goal of our approach is to generate rules from rough sets and to represent them in a 3-dimensional interactive program, Blog Cosmos. We used rough set theory as a candidate

Chung, Chin-Wan

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The theory of rough sets, introduced by Pawlak in 1982, has recently emerged as a major mathe-  

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Preface The theory of rough sets, introduced by Pawlak in 1982, has recently emerged as a major. The focus of rough set theory is on the ambi- guity caused by limited discernibility of objects, rough set theory and granular computation has proven to be another soft com- puting tool which

Pal, Sankar Kumar

255

IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON FUZZY SYSTEMS, VOL. 15, NO. 1, FEBRUARY 2007 121 Fuzzy Rough Sets: The Forgotten Step  

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IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON FUZZY SYSTEMS, VOL. 15, NO. 1, FEBRUARY 2007 121 Fuzzy Rough Sets: The Forgotten Step Martine De Cock, Chris Cornelis, and Etienne E. Kerre Abstract--Traditional rough set theory-equivalence relation. However, none of the existing studies on fuzzy rough set theory tries to exploit the fact

Gent, Universiteit

256

On Sea Surface Roughness Parameterization and Its Effect on Tropical Cyclone Structure and Intensity  

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On Sea Surface Roughness Parameterization and Its Effect on Tropical Cyclone Structure and Earth Science and Technology, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, HI 96822 Yihong Duan National 10, 2009 (Revised) Dateline Revised for Advances in Atmospheric Sciences Corresponding author

Wang, Yuqing

257

Application of fuzzy SOFM neural network and rough set theory on fault diagnosis for rotating machinery  

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This paper presents a new method that applies fuzzy logic, rough set theory and SOFM neural network to rotating machinery fault diagnosis. In this method, firstly, relationships between the fault causations and fault symptoms are established by fuzzy ...

Dongxiang Jiang; Kai Li; Gang Zhao; Jinhui Diao

2005-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

258

Using support vector machines and rough sets theory for classifying faulty types of diesel engine  

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Support vector machines (SVM) and rough sets theory (RST) are two emerging techniques in data analysis. The RST can deal with vague data and remove redundant attributes without losing any information of the data; and SVM has powerful classification ability. ...

Ping-Feng Pai; Yu-Ying Huang

2007-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

259

Improved Global Bathymetry, Global Sea Floor Roughness, and Deep Ocean Mixing  

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substantial kinetic energy in the M2 tide and a rough seaenergy of M2 tide .75integrated kinetic energy of the M 2 tide (J/m 2 ) Figure 4-

Becker, Joseph J

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Improved global bathymetry, global sea floor roughness, and deep ocean mixing  

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substantial kinetic energy in the M2 tide and a rough seaenergy of M2 tide .75integrated kinetic energy of the M 2 tide (J/m 2 ) Figure 4-

Becker, Joseph Jeffrey

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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261

Reduction of vortex induced forces and motion through surface roughness control  

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Roughness is added to the surface of a bluff body in a relative motion with respect to a fluid. The amount, size, and distribution of roughness on the body surface is controlled passively or actively to modify the flow around the body and subsequently the Vortex Induced Forces and Motion (VIFM). The added roughness, when designed and implemented appropriately, affects in a predetermined way the boundary layer, the separation of the boundary layer, the level of turbulence, the wake, the drag and lift forces, and consequently the Vortex Induced Motion (VIM), and the fluid-structure interaction. The goal of surface roughness control is to decrease/suppress Vortex Induced Forces and Motion. Suppression is required when fluid-structure interaction becomes destructive as in VIM of flexible cylinders or rigid cylinders on elastic support, such as underwater pipelines, marine risers, tubes in heat exchangers, nuclear fuel rods, cooling towers, SPAR offshore platforms.

Bernitsas, Michael M; Raghavan, Kamaldev

2014-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

262

Comprehensive Evaluation Model of Building Energy Efficiency Based on Rough Sets Theory  

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In order to improve the objectivity of building energy efficiency evaluation, this paper uses a new method to evaluate building energy efficiency on the basis of rough sets theory. The contribution of different subentry evaluation indicators...

Ding, L.; Ruan, X.; Huang, J.; Li, Y.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

263

Fuzzy Set Extensions of the Dominance-Based Rough Set Approach  

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Rough set theory has been proposed by Pawlak in ... operates on an information table composed of a set U of objects described by a set Q of condition and decision attributes. Decision attributes make a partition ...

Salvatore Greco; Benedetto Matarazzo…

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

264

Comparative Study on Mathematical Foundations of Type-2 Fuzzy Set, Rough Set and Cloud Model  

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Mathematical representation of a concept with uncertainty is one of foundations of Artificial Intelligence. The type-2 fuzzy set introduced by Mendel studies fuzziness of the membership grade of a concept. Rough

Deyi Li

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

265

Wind Speed Retrieval Based on Sea Surface Roughness Measurements from Spaceborne Microwave Radiometers  

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Wind speed is the main factor responsible for the increase in ocean thermal emission because sea surface emissivity strongly depends on surface roughness. An alternative approach to estimate the surface wind speed (SWS) as a function of surface ...

Sungwook Hong; Inchul Shin

2013-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

266

Estimation of sector roughness lengths and the effect on prediction of the vertical wind speed profile  

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An estimate of roughness length is required by some atmospheric models and is also used in the logarithmic profile to determine the increase of wind speed with height under neutral conditions. The choice ... thei...

R. J. Barthelmie; J. P. Palutikof; T. D. Davies

1993-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

267

Enhancement of induced V polarization due to rough interfaces in polycrystalline V/Fe/V trilayers  

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, and polarized neutron reflectometry. Trilayer samples were sputter deposited onto Si substrates at room with the neutron and resonant x-ray data. Notably, this value for structurally rough interfaces is significantly

Haskel, Daniel

268

Roughness-induced Transient Growth: Continuous-spectrum Receptivity and Secondary Instability Analysis  

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] investigated the boundary layer response to an array of roughness elements that were both repeatable and of significant size. He arranged an array of spheres on a flat plate and contrasted results with single spheres and multi-sphere arrays. These spheres....S., Case Western Reserve University Chair of Advisory Committee: Dr. Edward White This dissertation analyzes the effect of periodic roughness elements on the stability of a flat plate boundary layer. Receptivity data is extracted from direct numerical...

Denissen, Nicholas Allen

2012-07-16T23:59:59.000Z

269

The Galactic thick and thin disks: differences in evolution  

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Recent observations demonstrate that the thin and thick disks of the Galaxy have different chemical abundance trends and evolution timescales. The relative abundances of $\\alpha$-elements in the thick Galactic disk are increased relative to the thin disk. Our goal is to investigate the cause of such differences in thick and thin disk abundances. We investigate the chemical evolution of the Galactic disk in the framework of the open two-zone model with gas inflow. The Galactic abundance trends for $\\alpha$-elements (Mg, Si, O) and Fe are predicted for the thin and thick Galactic disks. The star formation histories of the thin and thick disks must have been different and the gas infall must have been more intense during the thick disk evolution that the thin disk evolution.

T. V. Nykytyuk; T. V. Mishenina

2006-05-26T23:59:59.000Z

270

Process Simulation and Paint Thickness Measurement for Robotic Spray Painting  

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A method and a computer program are developed for modeling of spray painting process, simulation of robotic spray painting, off-line programming of industrial robots and paint thickness measurement for painting of curved surfaces. The computer program enables the user to determine the painting strategies, parameters and paths. Surface models of the parts that are to be painted are obtained by using a CAD software. For paint thickness measurements, probe of the coating thickness measurement gage is attached to the wrist of the robot by using a feedback/safety adapter designed and manufactured for this purpose. Thicknesses are measured and transferred to the computer automatically. Then, obtained thickness data is processed and comparisons between simulated and measured thicknesses are made.

M.A. Sahir ARIKAN; Tuna BALKAN

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

271

Modeling shallow?water propagation with an appropriate sea?surface roughness spectrum  

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Predictions for shallow?water acoustic propagation are usually accomplished assuming a deep?water spectrum for the sea surface roughness. In addition the effect of surface roughness is normally included through a loss mechanism. However for waveguide propagation the surface roughness mainly causes a redistribution of energy and therefore the use of an accurate model to handle roughness is essential to obtaining accurate results. In order to properly model shallow?water surface roughness the parametric spectrum GONO [Sanders and Bruinsma Wave Dynamics and Radio Probing of the Ocean Surface edited by O. M. Phillips and K. Hassemann (Plenum New York 1986) pp. 615–637] has been implemented. This spectrum is appropriate for wind?driven surfaces in waters ranging in depth from 15 to 100 m. To investigate the impact that different spectra has on the propagating field predictions using GONO and Pierson–Moskowitz spectra are compared for different environments and at frequencies typical of active and passive sonars. An acoustic propagationmodel which includes a conformal mapping algorithm to properly handle sea surface roughness [Norton et al. J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 97 2173–2180 (1995)] is used to generate the numerical results. [Work supported by ONR.

Guy V. Norton; Jorge C. Novarini

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

272

High-frequency filtered images of an optically thick edge  

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Peculiarities of high-frequency filtering (contouring) of images of symmetric thick (extended along the optical axis) edge are investigated in analytical form by the Kirchhoff–Fresnel...

Chugui, Yu V; Sokolov, V A

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

273

Thickness Dependency of Thin Film Samaria Doped Ceria for Oxygen...  

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Dependency of Thin Film Samaria Doped Ceria for Oxygen Sensing . Thickness Dependency of Thin Film Samaria Doped Ceria for Oxygen Sensing . Abstract: High temperature oxygen...

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Scalable Thick-Film Magnetics: Nano Structured Scalable Thick-Film Magnetics  

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ADEPT Project: Magnetic components are typically the largest components in a power converter. To date, however, researchers haven't found an effective way to reduce their size without negatively impacting their performance. And, reducing the size of the converter's other components isn't usually an option because shrinking them can also diminish the effectiveness of the magnetic components. GE is developing smaller magnetic components for power converters that maintain high performance levels. The company is building smaller components with magnetic films. These films are created using the condensation of a vaporized form of the magnetic material. It's a purely physical process that involves no chemical reactions, so the film composition is uniform. This process makes it possible to create a millimeter-thick film deposition over a wide surface area fairly quickly, which would save on manufacturing costs. In fact, GE can produce 1-10 millimeter-thick films in hours. The magnetic components that GE is developing for this project could be used in a variety of applications, including solar inverters, electric vehicles, and lighting.

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2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

275

Characteristics of Arctic Sea-Ice Thickness Variability in GCMs  

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Skillful Arctic sea ice forecasts may be possible for lead times of months or even years owing to the persistence of thickness anomalies. In this study sea ice thickness variability is characterized in fully coupled GCMs and sea ice–ocean-only ...

Edward Blanchard-Wrigglesworth; Cecilia M. Bitz

2014-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

276

Automatic determination about precision parameter value based on inclusion degree with variable precision rough set model  

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Abstract The rough set theory provides a powerful approach for attributes reduction and data analysis. The variable precision rough set (VPRS) model, an extension of the original rough set approach, tolerates misclassifications of the training data to some degree, which promotes the applications of rough set theory in inconsistent information systems. However, in most existing algorithms of feature reduction based on VPRS, the precision parameter (?) is introduced as prior knowledge, which restricts their applications because it is not clear how to set the ? value. By studying ?-consistency in the measurement of a decision table and the threshold value of the ?-consistent decision table, this paper presents an algorithm for automatic determination of the precision parameter value from a decision table based on VPRS. At the same time, the precision parameter value from our proposed method is compared with the thresholds from the decision-theoretic rough set (DTRS). The influences of the precision parameter are also discussed on attribute reduction, which shows the necessity of the estimated precision parameter from a decision table. The simulation results including VPRS and other classification methods in real data further indicate that different precision parameter values make a great difference on rules and setting a precise parameter near the threshold value of the ?-consistent decision table can precisely reflect the decision distribution of the decision table.

Yusheng Cheng; Wenfa Zhan; Xindong Wu; Yuzhou Zhang

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

277

Fluid flow at the interface between elastic solids with randomly rough surfaces  

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I study fluid flow at the interface between elastic solids with randomly rough surfaces. I use the contact mechanics model of Persson to take into account the elastic interaction between the solid walls and the Bruggeman effective medium theory to account for the influence of the disorder on the fluid flow. I calculate the flow tensor which determines the pressure flow factor and, e.g., the leak-rate of static seals. I show how the perturbation treatment of Tripp can be extended to arbitrary order in the ratio between the root-mean-square roughness amplitude and the average interfacial surface separation. I introduce a matrix D(Zeta), determined by the surface roughness power spectrum, which can be used to describe the anisotropy of the surface at any magnification Zeta. I present results for the asymmetry factor Gamma(Zeta) (generalized Peklenik number) for grinded steel and sandblasted PMMA surfaces.

B. N. J. Persson

2010-04-07T23:59:59.000Z

278

Validity of the thin mask approximation in extreme ultraviolet mask roughness simulations  

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In the case of extreme ultraviolet (EUV) lithography, modeling has shown that reflector phase roughness on the lithographic mask is a significant concern due to the image plan speckle it causes and the resulting line-edge roughness on imaged features. Modeling results have recently been used to determine the requirements for future production worthy masks yielding the extremely stringent specification of 50 pm rms roughness. Owing to the scale of the problem in terms of memory requirements, past modeling results have all been based on the thin mask approximation. EUV masks, however, are inherently three dimensional in nature and thus the question arises as to the validity of the thin mask approximation. Here we directly compare image plane speckle calculation results using the fast two dimensional thin mask model to rigorous finite-difference time-domain results and find the two methods to be comparable.

Naulleau, Patrick; George, Simi

2011-01-26T23:59:59.000Z

279

The friction factor of two-dimensional rough-boundary turbulent soap film flows  

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We use momentum transfer arguments to predict the friction factor $f$ in two-dimensional turbulent soap-film flows with rough boundaries (an analogue of three-dimensional pipe flow) as a function of Reynolds number Re and roughness $r$, considering separately the inverse energy cascade and the forward enstrophy cascade. At intermediate Re, we predict a Blasius-like friction factor scaling of $f\\propto\\textrm{Re}^{-1/2}$ in flows dominated by the enstrophy cascade, distinct from the energy cascade scaling of $\\textrm{Re}^{-1/4}$. For large Re, $f \\sim r$ in the enstrophy-dominated case. We use conformal map techniques to perform direct numerical simulations that are in satisfactory agreement with theory, and exhibit data collapse scaling of roughness-induced criticality, previously shown to arise in the 3D pipe data of Nikuradse.

Nicholas Guttenberg; Nigel Goldenfeld

2008-08-11T23:59:59.000Z

280

A decision making model using soft set and rough set on fuzzy approximation spaces  

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In modern era of computing, there is a need of development in data analysis and decision making. Most of our tools are crisp, deterministic and precise in character. But general real life situations contains uncertainties. To handle such uncertainties many theories are developed such as fuzzy set, rough set, rough set on fuzzy approximation spaces etc. But all these theories have their own limitations. To overcome the limitations, the concept of soft set is introduced. But, soft set also fails if the attributes in the information system are almost identical rather exactly identical. In this paper, we propose a decision making model that consists of two processes such as preprocess and postprocess to mine decisions. In preprocess we use rough set on fuzzy approximation spaces to get the almost equivalence classes whereas in postprocess we use soft set techniques to obtain decisions. The proposed model is tested over an institutional dataset and the results show practical viability of the proposed research.

T.K. Das; D.P. Acharjya

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Enhancement of induced V polarization due to rough interfaces in polycrystalline V/Fe/V trilayers  

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The effect of interface roughness on the induced polarization of V in polycrystalline V/Fe/V trilayers was investigated with x-ray magnetic circular dichroism, x-ray resonant magnetic scattering, and polarized neutron reflectometry. Trilayer samples were sputter deposited onto Si substrates at room temperature to minimize interdiffusion. The films were polycrystalline and exhibited an average 0.5 nm root-mean-square interfacial roughness at the Fe/V interfaces. The induced polarization found in V was constrained to the Fe/V interface extending approximately up to 2-3 monolayers into the V and exhibited antiferromagnetic alignment to the Fe layer. A magnetic moment for V ranging between -0.46 and -0.86 {micro}{sub B}/V atom is consistent with the neutron and resonant x-ray data. Notably, this value for structurally rough interfaces is significantly larger than that reported for samples with atomically flat Fe/V interfaces.

Clavero, C.; Sanchez-Hanke, C.; Skuza, R.; Choi,Y.; Loloee,R.; Zhernenkov, M.; Fitzsimmons, M.R.; Lukaszew, R.A

2009-07-20T23:59:59.000Z

282

Apparatus and method for measuring the thickness of a coating  

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An apparatus and method for measuring the thickness of a coating adhered to a substrate. An electromagnetic acoustic transducer is used to induce surface waves into the coating. The surface waves have a selected frequency and a fixed wavelength. Interpolation is used to determine the frequency of surface waves that propagate through the coating with the least attenuation. The phase velocity of the surface waves having this frequency is then calculated. The phase velocity is compared to known phase velocity/thickness tables to determine the thickness of the coating.

Carlson, Nancy M. (Idaho Falls, ID); Johnson, John A. (Idaho Falls, ID); Tow, David M. (Idaho Falls, ID); Walter, John B (Idaho Falls, ID)

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

283

Interfacial separation between elastic solids with randomly rough surfaces: comparison of experiment with theory  

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We study the average separation between an elastic solid and a hard solid with a nominal flat but randomly rough surface, as a function of the squeezing pressure. We present experimental results for a silicon rubber (PDMS) block with a flat surface squeezed against an asphalt road surface. The theory shows that an effective repulse pressure act between the surfaces of the form p proportional to exp(-u/u0), where u is the average separation between the surfaces and u0 a constant of order the root-mean-square roughness, in good agreement with the experimental results.

B. Lorenz; B. N. J. Persson

2008-10-06T23:59:59.000Z

284

On the Compliance of Simbol-X Mirror Roughness with its Effective Area Requirements  

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Surface microroughness of X-ray mirrors is a key issue for the angular resolution of Simbol-X to comply with the required one (<20 arcsec at 30 keV). The maximum tolerable microroughness for Simbol-X mirrors, in order to satisfy the required imaging capability, has already been derived in terms of its PSD (Power Spectral Density). However, also the Effective Area of the telescope is affected by the mirror roughness. In this work we will show how the expected effective area of the Simbol-X mirror module can be computed from the roughness PSD tolerance, checking its compliance with the requirements.

Spiga, D.; Basso, S.; Cotroneo, V.; Pareschi, G.; Tagliaferri, G. [INAF/Osservatorio Astronomico di Brera-Via Bianchi 46-23807 Merate (Italy)

2009-05-11T23:59:59.000Z

285

Investigation of wall friction in noncircular ducts with a rough liner  

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phenomena in circular rough ducts and. these test data are discussed. 2. The test data of this research are similar to that shown by Nikuradse for fluid flow in pipes having artifi- cially roughened, inside surfaces. It is doubtful if Golebrook... in the relative roughness of the duct. The curves of Reynolds number versus friction factor are somewhat similar to those plotted by Nikuradse for fluid flow in artificially roughened round pipe. The shape of the curves is quite similar, but there is a...

Tyler, John Charles

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Unsupervised feature selection in digital mammogram image using rough set theory  

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Feature Selection (FS) is a process which attempts to select features which are more informative. In this paper, a novel unsupervised FS in mammogram images, using rough set-based relative dependency measures, is proposed. A typical mammogram image processing system generally consists of mammogram image acquisition, pre-processing of image, segmentation and features extraction from the segmented mammogram image. The proposed unsupervised FS method is used to select features from data sets; the method is compared with existing rough set based supervised FS methods, and the classification performance of both methods are recorded and demonstrate the efficiency of this method.

K. Thangavel; C. Velayutham

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Adsorbed films of three-patch colloids: Continuous and discontinuous transitions between thick and thin films  

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We investigate numerically the role of spatial arrangement of the patches on the irreversible adsorption of patchy colloids on a substrate. We consider spherical three-patch colloids and study the dependence of the kinetics on the opening angle between patches. We show that growth is suppressed below and above minimum and maximum opening angles, revealing two absorbing phase transitions between thick and thin film regimes. While the transition at the minimum angle is continuous, in the Directed Percolation class, that at the maximum angle is clearly discontinuous. For intermediate values of the opening angle, a rough colloidal network in the Kardar-Parisi-Zhang universality class grows indefinitely. The nature of the transitions was analyzed in detail by considering bond flexibility, defined as the dispersion of the angle between the bond and the center of the patch. For the range of flexibilities considered we always observe two phase transitions. However, the range of opening angles where growth is sustained increases with flexibility. At a tricritical flexibility, the discontinuous transition becomes continuous. The practical implications of our findings and the relation to other nonequilibrium transitions are discussed.

C. S. Dias; N. A. M. Araújo; M. M. Telo da Gama

2014-05-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Y.Y. Yao, Three-way decisions with probabilistic rough sets, Information Sciences, Vol. 180, No. 3, pp. 341-353, 2010.  

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model. The results enrich the rough set theory by ideas from Bayesian decision theory and hypothesis of incorrect decisions make the rough set theory practical in applications. Key words: Decision-theoretic roughY.Y. Yao, Three-way decisions with probabilistic rough sets, Information Sciences, Vol. 180, No. 3

Yao, Yiyu

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Benefits of the Multiple Echo Technique for Ultrasonic Thickness Testing  

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Much effort has been put into determining methods to make accurate thickness measurements, especially at elevated temperatures. An accuracy of +/- 0.001 inches is typically noted for commercial ultrasonic thickness gauges and ultrasonic thickness techniques. Codes and standards put limitations on many inspection factors including equipment, calibration tolerance and temperature variations. These factors are important and should be controlled, but unfortunately do not guarantee accurate and repeatable measurements in the field. Most technicians long for a single technique that is best for every situation, unfortunately, there are no 'silver bullets' when it comes to nondestructive testing. This paper will describe and discuss some of the major contributors to measurement error as well as some advantages and limitations of multiple echo techniques and why multiple echo techniques should be more widely utilized for ultrasonic thickness measurements.

Elder, J.; Vandekamp, R.

2011-02-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Crustal thickness and support of topography on Venus  

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The topography of a terrestrial planet can be supported by several mechanisms: (1) crustal thickness variations, (2) density variations in the crust and mantle, (3) dynamic support, and (4) lithospheric stresses. Each of ...

James, Peter Benjamin

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FRICTION FACTOR IN HIGH PRESSURE NATURAL GAS PIPELINES FROM ROUGHNESS MEASUREMENTS  

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FRICTION FACTOR IN HIGH PRESSURE NATURAL GAS PIPELINES FROM ROUGHNESS MEASUREMENTS DETERMINATION DU and Technology, Norway ABSTRACT Pressure drop experiments on natural gas flow at 80 to 120 bar pressure and high of natural gas at typical operating pressures (100-180 bar). At such Reynolds numbers the classical Colebrook

Gudmundsson, Jon Steinar

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Rough Set Dependency Analysis in Evaluation Studies An Application in the Study of Repeated Heart Attacks  

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of repeated heart attacks. 1 Introduction In many cases it is not possible to obtain complete ­ or certain analysis can be applied to an investi- gation into the causes of repeated heart attacks con- ductedRough Set Dependency Analysis in Evaluation Studies ­ An Application in the Study of Repeated Heart

Düntsch, Ivo

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Numerical simulation of noise generated by multi asperity contact between rough surfaces  

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. The validation of the method is then discussed by comparison with the finite element software Abaqus and someNumerical simulation of noise generated by multi asperity contact between rough surfaces V.H. Dang at the interface that convert a part of the kinetic energy of the sliding solid into acoustical energy. 1

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Application of an acoustic backscatter technique for characterizing the roughness of porous soil  

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allow the water from rainfall to pool. Much work has been done to examine the effects of roughness to erosion control of agricultural sur- faces since it impedes water run-off. If a fallow agricultural field on soil erosion.1­4 For soil conservation use it is important to have the ability to rapidly quantify

Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, University of

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Safety First Safety Last Safety Always Roughly one out of every four accidents (25%) involves  

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Safety First Safety Last Safety Always Roughly one out of every four accidents (25%) involves at an unsafe speed · Failure to check mirrors often Fleet Safety: Backing Accidents Safety Tip #2 Accidents hurt-- safety doesn't. All backing accidents are preventable. The key is to plan ahead to avoid backing

Minnesota, University of

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Experimental study on flow and ventilation behaviours over idealised urban roughness  

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Flows in the urban boundary layer (UBL) are strongly affected by the inhomogeneous roughness elements at the bottom surface. In particular, in the near-ground region (roughness sublayer), the effect of the surface roughness dominates that complicates the behaviours of mean flow and turbulence and subsequently the near-wall transport processes. To safeguard the health of urban inhabitants, it is crucial to develop an in-depth understanding of the correlation among near-wall fluid motions, UBL turbulence and city ventilation. However, rather limited information is available. In this study, physical modelling in a laboratory wind tunnel is employed to measure the profiles of both stream-wise and vertical velocities over an array consisting of idealised two-dimensional (2D) roughness elements. Various arrangements are adopted in attempt to cover different flow regimes to examine city ventilation problems. The ventilation performance is measured by the air exchange rate (ACH). Consistent with our previous large-eddy simulation (LES) results, the current wind tunnel measurements suggest that city ventilation is dominated by the ACH turbulent component, i.e., air masses are mainly driven by atmospheric turbulence (at least 80% of the total ACH).

Yat-Kiu Ho; Chun-Ho Liu

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Entropy of English text: Experiments with humans and a machine learning system based on rough sets  

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different types of text material (Shannon used only a single book). We also show how the results are affected when we replace the human subjects with a machine learning system based on rough sets. Automating the play of the guessing game with this system...

Moradi, H.; Grzymala-Busse, Jerzy W.; Roberts, James A.

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Geometrical and transport properties of single fractures: influence of the roughness of the fracture  

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Geometrical and transport properties of single fractures: influence of the roughness of the fracture walls H. Auradou Univ Pierre et Marie Curie-Paris6, Univ Paris-Sud, CNRS, F-91405. Lab FAST, Bat reviews the main features of the transport properties of single fractures. A particular attention paid

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Evaluation of bedload transport predictions using flow resistance equations to account for macro-roughness in  

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August 2011. [1] Steep mountain streams typically feature macro-roughness elements like boulders, step measured annually, and for the other seven streams sediment volume estimates were available for large flood during floods is a frequent natural haz- ard. Using data from the Swiss flood and landslide damage

Kirchner, James W.

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Atmospheric Momentum Roughness Applied to Stage-Discharge Relationships in Flood Plains  

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­Weisbach formula is modified to account for vegetative resistance by application of surface roughness lengths appropriate friction factors. Schlicting 1955 reviews the relationship between the Ni- kuradsse's equivalent 1996 developed and calibrated procedures to estimate flow resistance based on the Colebrook

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Department of Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720 Finding transition pathways: throwing ropes over rough  

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rugged line indicates the roughness that generally characterizes the potential energy surface of a high pass between the stable states, the resulting transmission coefficient would be very small, and its a plateau value that is very small compared to , so small that the computation is a nearly impractical route

Chandler, David

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Estimation of the aerodynamic roughness length in arid and semi-arid regions over the globe with the ERS scatterometer  

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Estimation of the aerodynamic roughness length in arid and semi-arid regions over the globe 2005. [1] Estimates of the aerodynamic roughness lengths z0 in arid and semi-arid regions: Prigent, C., I. Tegen, F. Aires, B. Marticorena, and M. Zribi (2005), Estimation of the aerodynamic

Aires, Filipe

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X-ray resonant magnetic scattering from structurally and magnetically rough interfaces in multilayered systems. I. Specular reflectivity  

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X-ray resonant magnetic scattering from structurally and magnetically rough interfaces formulation of x-ray resonant magnetic scattering from rough surfaces and interfaces is given for specular/Fe multilayer. DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevB.68.224409 PACS number s : 75.70.Cn, 61.10.Kw I. INTRODUCTION X-ray

Haskel, Daniel

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A weighted bee colony optimisation hybrid with rough set reduct algorithm for feature selection in the medical domain  

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Feature selection refers to the problem of selecting the set of most relevant features which produces the most predictive outcome. Rough set theory has been one of the most successful methods used for feature selection. However, this method is still not able to find the optimal subsets. This paper proposes a new feature selection method based on rough set theory hybrid with a weighted bee colony optimisation (WBCO) in an attempt to combat this. This proposed work is applied in the medical domain to find the minimal reducts and experimentally compared with the existing rough set methods, rough set methods with computational intelligence and non-rough set methods. The performance is analysed with a novel genetic algorithm-based k-nearest neighbour (GkNN) classifier. The experiments and results show that our proposed method could find optimum reducts than the other algorithms.

N. Suguna; K. Thanushkodi

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Spray Shadowing For Stress Relief And Mechanical Locking In Thick  

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Advanced Materials » Advanced Materials » Spray Shadowing For Stress Relief And Mechanical Locking Spray Shadowing For Stress Relief And Mechanical Locking In Thick Protective Coatings A method for applying a protective coating on an article. Available for thumbnail of Feynman Center (505) 665-9090 Email Spray Shadowing For Stress Relief And Mechanical Locking In Thick Protective Coatings A method for applying a protective coating on an article, comprising the following steps: selecting an article with a surface for applying a coating thickness; creating undercut grooves on the article, where the grooves depend beneath the surface to a bottom portion with the grooves having an upper width on the surface and a lower width on the bottom portion connected by side walls, where at least one of the side walls connects the

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Extended, Continuous Pt Nanostructures in Thick, Dispersed Electrodes  

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Bryan Pivovar (PI) Bryan Pivovar (PI) National Renewable Energy Laboratory Sept 30, 2009 Extended, Continuous Pt Nanostructures in Thick, Dispersed Electrodes This presentation does not contain any proprietary, confidential, or otherwise restricted information Objectives To assist the DOE Fuel Cell Technologies (FCT) Program in meeting cost, durability, and performance targets in the areas of Electrocatalysts and MEAs. Approach: Novel Synthesis and Electrode Studies Pt nanotubes (UC-R) Pt coated carbon nanotubes Synthesis of novel catalysts based on extended surfaces due to 3M's demonstrated improvements in specific activity and durability using similar systems. Electrode architecture design, based on novel catalyst structures that allow thick (~10 µm), dispersed electrodes to

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Process for manufacture of thick film hydrogen sensors  

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A thick film process for producing hydrogen sensors capable of sensing down to a one percent concentration of hydrogen in carrier gasses such as argon, nitrogen, and air. The sensor is also suitable to detect hydrogen gas while immersed in transformer oil. The sensor includes a palladium resistance network thick film printed on a substrate, a portion of which network is coated with a protective hydrogen barrier. The process utilizes a sequence of printing of the requisite materials on a non-conductive substrate with firing temperatures at each step which are less than or equal to the temperature at the previous step.

Perdieu, Louisa H. (Overland Park, KS)

2000-09-09T23:59:59.000Z

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Partial order relation for approximation operators in covering based rough sets  

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Abstract Covering based rough sets are a generalization of classical rough sets, in which the traditional partition of the universe induced by an equivalence relation is replaced by a covering. Many definitions have been proposed for the lower and upper approximations within this setting. In this paper, we recall the most important ones and organize them into sixteen dual pairs. Then, to provide more insight into their structure, we investigate order relationships that hold among the approximation operators. In particular, we study a point-wise partial order for lower (resp., upper) approximation operators, that can be used to compare their respective approximation fineness. We establish the Hasse diagram for the partial order, showing the relationship between any pair of lower (resp., upper) operators, and identifying its minimal and maximal elements.

Mauricio Restrepo; Chris Cornelis; Jonatan Gómez

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A rough set-based corporate memory for the case of ecotourism  

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Abstract Corporate memory (CM) is a major asset of any modern organization and provides access to the strategic knowledge and experience making a company more competitive. Until now, CM has not been broadly applied to tourisms, where changes are rapid, both in the nature of eco-tourist behavior and impact on the environment. In order to develop sustainable ecotourism, agile decision-making based on rules induced from data is required. However, ecotourism often provides numerous qualitative data. The qualitative nature of the data makes it difficult to analyze using standard statistical techniques. The rough set approach is suitable for processing qualitative information. In this paper, the proposed CM is incorporated within the rough set in the tourism sector, to provide efficient knowledge management for resolving the problems: (1) to understand the purposes for traveling of tourists and their feedback, and (2) to improve a travel package for attracting valued eco-tourists and reducing environmental damage.

Chun-Che Huang; Wen-Yau Liang; Tzu-Liang (Bill) Tseng; Ruo-Yin Wong

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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An intelligent knowledge mining model for kidney cancer using rough set theory  

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Medical diagnosis processes vary in the degree to which they attempt to deal with different complicating aspects of diagnosis such as relative importance of symptoms, varied symptom pattern and the relation between diseases themselves. Rough set approach has two major advantages over the other methods. First, it can handle different types of data such as categorical, numerical etc. Secondly, it does not make any assumption like probability distribution function in stochastic modeling or membership grade function in fuzzy set theory. It involves pattern recognition through logical computational rules rather than approximating them through smooth mathematical functional forms. In this paper we use rough set theory as a data mining tool to derive useful patterns and rules for kidney cancer faulty diagnosis. In particular, the historical data of twenty five research hospitals and medical college is used for validation and the results show the practical viability of the proposed approach.

M.A. Saleem Durai; D.P. Acharjya; A. Kannan; N.Ch. Sriman Narayana Iyengar

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Electrochemical machining process for forming surface roughness elements on a gas turbine shroud  

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The back side recessed cooling surface of a shroud defining in part the hot gas path of a turbine is electrochemically machined to provide surface roughness elements and spaces therebetween to increase the heat transfer coefficient. To accomplish this, an electrode with insulating dielectric portions and non-insulating portions is disposed in opposition to the cooling surface. By passing an electrolyte between the cooling surface and electrode and applying an electrical current between the electrode and a shroud, roughness elements and spaces therebetween are formed in the cooling surface in opposition to the insulating and non-insulating portions of the electrode, hence increasing the surface area and heat transfer coefficient of the shroud.

Lee, Ching-Pang (Cincinnati, OH); Johnson, Robert Alan (Simpsonville, SC); Wei, Bin (Mechanicville, NY); Wang, Hsin-Pang (Rexford, NY)

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Roughing It: A Mantellid Poison Frog Shows Greater Alkaloid Diversity in Some Disturbed Habitats  

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Roughing It: A Mantellid Poison Frog Shows Greater Alkaloid Diversity in Some Disturbed Habitats# ... The alkaloids in mantellids are typically of a molecular weight less than 400 amu and are mainly of the “izidine” classes, e.g., pyrrolizidines, indolizidines, and quinolizidines, the latter two sometimes elaborated with complex side-chains as in the pumiliotoxin and homopumiliotoxin classes, respectively (Figure 1). ... Representative alkaloid structures of each class observed in the current study. ...

Nirina R. Andriamaharavo; H. Martin Garraffo; Ralph A. Saporito; John W. Daly; Christian R. Razafindrabe; Marta Andriantsiferana; Thomas F. Spande

2010-02-23T23:59:59.000Z

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Global Distribution of Ice Cloud Particle Shape and Roughness from PARASOL Satellite Measurements  

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reflected back to space by a factor of two (Baran 2012; Ulanowski et al. 2006). Particle shape can also have a large impact on the radiative properties and can influence the cloud radiative forcing. To reduce these uncertainties and deliver more accurate... rosettes, plates, and columns. Surface roughness has been observed in laboratory measurements of ice and in field campaigns (Baran et al. 2011; Ulanowski et al. 2006). Thermodynamic conditions influence whether an ice particle is roughened and how...

Cole, Benjamin

2013-07-29T23:59:59.000Z

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Dominance-based rough set approach and analytic network process for assessing urban transformation scenarios  

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The paper shows the contribution that two different multiple criteria decision aiding (MCDA) methods could provide in the field of strategic decisions and urban and territorial planning. In particular, the analytic network process and the dominance-based rough set approach have been considered and discussed in the work with reference to their role in supporting such decision-making processes, trying to compare the different contributions given by the two approaches in this specific domain of application.

Francesca Abastante; Marta Bottero; Salvatore Greco; Isabella M. Lami

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Three-Dimensional Morphology of Stylolites: Roughness Analysis and Possible Genetic Implications  

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Stylolites are dynamic roughly planar surfaces formed by pressure solution of blocks of rocks into each other. The three-dimensional geometry of 12 bedding-parallel stylolites in several limestones was measured using laser and mechanical profilometers, and statistical characteristics of the surfaces were calculated. All the stylolites analyzed turn out to have self-affine fractal roughness with a well-characterized crossover length scale separating two self-affine regimes. Strikingly, this characteristic length scale falls within a very narrow range for all the stylolites studied, regardless of the microstructure sizes. To explain the data, we propose a continuous phenomenological model that accounts for the development of the measured roughness from an initially flat surface. The model postulates that the complex interface morphology is the result of competition between the long-range elastic redistribution of local stress fluctuations, which roughen the surface, and surface tension forces along the interface, which smooth it. The model accounts for the geometrical variability of stylolite surfaces and predicts the dependence of the crossover length scale on the mechanical properties of the rock.

Francois Renard; Jean Schmittbuhl; Jean-Pierre Gratier; Paul Meakin; Enrique Merino

2004-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy production rates in fluid mixtures of inelastic rough hard spheres  

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The aim of this work is to explore the combined effect of polydispersity and roughness on the partial energy production rates and on the total cooling rate of a granular fluid mixture. We consider a mixture of inelastic rough hard spheres of different number densities, masses, diameters, moments of inertia, and mutual coefficients of normal and tangential restitution. Starting from the first equation of the BBGKY hierarchy, the collisional energy production rates associated with the translational and rotational temperatures ($T_i^\\text{tr}$ and $T_i^\\text{rot}$) are expressed in terms of two-body average values. Next, those average values are estimated by assuming a velocity distribution function based on maximum-entropy arguments, allowing us to express the energy production rates and the total cooling rate in terms of the partial temperatures and the parameters of the mixture. Finally, the results are applied to the homogeneous cooling state of a binary mixture and the influence of inelasticity and roughness on the temperature ratios $T_1^\\text{tr}/T_1^\\text{rot}$, $T_2^\\text{tr}/T_1^\\text{tr}$, and $T_2^\\text{rot}/T_1^\\text{rot}$ is analyzed.

Andrés Santos; Gilberto M. Kremer; Vicente Garzó

2010-07-16T23:59:59.000Z

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Effects of Membrane- and Catalyst-layer-thickness Nonuniformities in Polymer-electrolyte Fuel Cells  

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thicknesses for the membrane and catalyst layer. Figure 2.of dry membrane (a) and catalyst-layer (b) thickness (andhollow symbols) and catalyst-layer (filled symbols)

Weber, Adam Z.; Newman, John

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Thermally Induced Stresses in Functionally Graded Thick Tubes  

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thermal barrier coating for high temperature applications, a discrete layer of ceramic material is bondedThermally Induced Stresses in Functionally Graded Thick Tubes Senthil S. Vel and Rajeev Baskiyar method to obtain the temperature, displacements and thermal stresses. In addition to the thermal

Vel, Senthil

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X-ray spectra transmitted through Compton-thick absorbers  

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X-ray spectra transmitted through matter which is optically thick to Compton scattering are computed by means of Monte Carlo simulations. Applications to the BeppoSAX data of the Seyfert 2 galaxy in Circinus, and to the spectral modeling of the Cosmic X-ray Background, are discussed.

Giorgio Matt; Fulvio Pompilio; Fabio La Franca

1999-04-24T23:59:59.000Z

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Mechanics of thick-shell microcapsules made by microfluidics  

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Abstract Double emulsion templates made by microfluidics allow for the production of tailored and monodisperse microcapsules. However, their mechanical properties cannot be predicted by traditional analytical models because of their relatively thick shells. In this work, we produce thick-shelled microcapsules with varying sizes and shell thicknesses and mechanically characterize them in single-capsule compression tests using Weibull statistics. We simulate their compression with finite element modeling and find a good agreement with the experimental results under linear elastic conditions, which enables the prediction of elastic properties based on bulk material parameters. Analysis of the simulated stresses show that capsules with a thickness-to-radius ratio above 20% consistently fail at a constant maximum principal stress in accordance with the brittle nature of their bulk material, enabling the extrapolation of their failure loads as well. Combining this structure-property correlation with processing-structure relationships found in previous studies provides a general predictive framework for the assembly of monodisperse microcapsules with tunable mechanics for protection and/or controlled release of encapsulants.

Philipp W. Chen; Jonathan Brignoli; André R. Studart

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Ecology of Plants and Light CAM plants have thick,  

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orientation to maximize light exposure. Species Adaptations-Sun Solar tracking by leaves increases light1 Ecology of Plants and Light CAM plants have thick, succulent tissues to allow for organic acid and Light Some CAM plants not obligated to just CAM Can use C3 photosynthesis during day if conditions

Cochran-Stafira, D. Liane

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Sensing roller for in-process thickness measurement  

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An apparatus and method are disclosed for processing materials by sensing roller, in which the sensing roller has a plurality of conductive rings (electrodes) separated by rings of dielectric material. Sensing capacitances or impedances between the electrodes provides information on thicknesses of the materials being processed, location of wires therein, and other like characteristics of the materials. 6 figs.

Novak, J.L.

1996-07-16T23:59:59.000Z

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Through-thickness ultrasonic characterization of wood and  

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in the form of bark, wood chips, sawdust, cotton gin trash, rice hulls, and sugar ba- gasse (Kleit et al. 1994. It was found that the equilibrium moisture content (EMC) was positively related to particulate sizeThrough-thickness ultrasonic characterization of wood and agricultural fiber composites Ronnie Y

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Coherent radar ice thickness measurements over the Greenland ice sheet  

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systems are designed to use pulse compression techniques and coherent integration to obtain the high sensitivity required to measure the thickness of more than 4 km of cold ice. We used these systems to collect radar data over the interior and margins...

Gogineni, S. Prasad; Tammana, Dilip; Braaten, David A.; Leuschen, C.; Legarsky, J.; Kanagaratnam, P.; Stiles, J.; Allen, C.; Jezek, K.; Akins, T.

2001-12-27T23:59:59.000Z

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Yao, Y.Y., Decision-theoretic Rough Set Models (DTRSM) Computer Science (Ji Suan Ji Ke Xue), Vol. 35, No. 8A, pp. 7-8, 2008.  

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Yao, Y.Y., Decision-theoretic Rough Set Models (DTRSM) Computer Science (Ji Suan Ji Ke Xue), Vol. 35, No. 8A, pp. 7-8, 2008. Decision-Theoretic Rough Set Models (DTRSM) Yiyu (Y.Y.) Yao Department://www.cs.uregina.ca/~yyao The standard rough sets model is a qualitative model that defines three regions for approximating a subset

Yao, Yiyu

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44 IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON ELECTRONICS PACKAGING MANUFACTURING, VOL. 24, NO. 1, JANUARY 2001 Rough Set Theory: A Data Mining Tool for  

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44 IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON ELECTRONICS PACKAGING MANUFACTURING, VOL. 24, NO. 1, JANUARY 2001 Rough Set of new knowledge, and autonomous decision- making. In this paper, the basic concepts of rough set theory and other aspects of data mining are introduced. The rough set theory offers a viable approach

Kusiak, Andrew

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Influences of Sea Surface Temperature Gradients and Surface Roughness Changes on the Motion of Surface Oil: A Simple Idealized Study  

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The authors' modeling shows that changes in sea surface temperature (SST) gradients and surface roughness between oil-free water and oil slicks influence the motion of the slick. Physically significant changes occur in surface wind speed, surface ...

Yangxing Zheng; Mark A. Bourassa; Paul Hughes

2013-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Developing a Knowledge-Based System Using Rough Set Theory and Genetic Algorithms for Substation Fault Diagnosis  

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This chapter proposes a novel and hybrid approach using Rough Set Theory and a Genetic Algorithm (RS-GA) indexrough hybrid to extract knowledge from a set of events captured by (microprocessor based) protection, ...

Ching Lai Hor; Peter Crossley; Simon Watson…

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A New Multi-Gaussian Auto-Correlation Function for the Modeling of Realistic Shot Peened Random Rough Surfaces  

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Shot peening is the primary surface treatment used to create a uniform, consistent, and reliable sub-surface compressive residual stress layer in aero engine components. A by-product of the shot peening process is random surface roughness that can affect the measurements of the resulting residual stresses and therefore impede their NDE assessment. High frequency eddy current conductivity measurements have the potential to assess these residual stresses in Ni-base super alloys. However, the effect of random surface roughness is expected to become significant in the desired measurement frequency range of 10 to 100 MHz. In this paper, a new Multi-Gaussian (MG) auto-correlation function is proposed for modeling the resulting pseudo-random rough profiles. Its use in the calculation of the Apparent Eddy Current Conductivity (AECC) loss due to surface roughness is demonstrated. The numerical results presented need to be validated with experimental measurements.

Hassan, W. [Honeywell Aerospace, 111 S. 34th Street, M/S 503-118 Phoenix, AZ 85034 (United States); Blodgett, M. [Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL/MLLP), 2230 10th Street, Suite 1, Dayton, OH 45433 (United States)

2006-03-06T23:59:59.000Z

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Numerical simulations of welds of thick steel pieces of interest for the thermonuclear fusion ITER machine  

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Numerical simulations of welds of thick steel pieces of interest for the thermonuclear fusion ITER machine

Carmignani, B

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Hollow cylindrical plasma filament waveguide with discontinuous finite thickness cladding  

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We have explored here a hollow cylindrical laser plasma multifilament waveguide with discontinuous finite thickness cladding, in which the separation between individual filaments is in the range of several millimeters and the waveguide cladding thickness is in the order of the microwave penetration depth. Such parameters give a closer representation of a realistic laser filament waveguide sustained by a long stable propagation of femtosecond (fs) laser pulses. We report how the waveguide losses depend on structural parameters like normalized plasma filament spacing, filament to filament distance or pitch, normal spatial frequency, and radius of the plasma filament. We found that for typical plasma parameters, the proposed waveguide can support guided modes of microwaves in extremely high frequency even with a cladding consisting of only one ring of plasma filaments. The loss of the microwave radiation is mainly caused by tunneling through the discontinuous finite cladding, i.e., confinement loss, and is weakly dependent on the plasma absorption. In addition, the analysis indicates that the propagation loss is fairly large compared with the loss of a plasma waveguide with a continuous infinite thickness cladding, while they are comparable when using a cladding contains more than one ring. Compared to free space propagation, this waveguide still presents a superior microwave transmission to some distance in the order of the filamentation length; thus, the laser plasma filaments waveguide may be a potential channel for transporting pulsed-modulated microwaves if ensuring a long and stable propagation of fs laser pulses.

Alshershby, Mostafa; Hao Zuoqiang; Lin Jingquan [School of Science, Changchun University of Science and Technology, Changchun 130022 (China)

2013-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Far?Infrared Interference Technique for Determining Epitaxial Silicon Thickness  

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Interference technique in the frequency range 30–200 cm?1 has been used for the first time to determine the thickness of low?conductivity epitaxialfilms deposited on a highly conducting silicon substrate. It is shown that for thick epitaxialfilms (d?4 ?m) the frequency at which half?order minimum occurs is highly sensitive to the epilayer?substrate interface carrier concentration profile. In general the far ir thickness is close to that obtained by angle?stain technique. A combination of ir and far?ir measurements therefore yields valuable information regarding the interface carrier concentration profile. The far?ir technique can replace the costly and destructive methods presently used such as angle stain and capacitance?voltage measurements made on specially fabricated diodes. The paper also discusses the optical constants of silicon in the far ir. The calculations show that it is necessary to use the energy?dependent anisotropicscattering time to correctly evaluate the optical constant in the far ir.

M. A. Saifi; R. H. Stolen

1972-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

333

Fluid squeeze-out between rough surfaces: comparison of theory with experiment  

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We study the time dependency of the (average) interfacial separation between an elastic solid with a flat surface and a rigid solid with a randomly rough surface, squeezed together in a fluid. We use an analytical theory describing the fluid flow factors, based on the Persson contact mechanics theory and the Bruggeman effective medium theory, to calculate the removal of the fluid from the contacting interface of the two solids. In order to test this approach, we have performed simple squeeze-out experiments. The experimental results are compared to the theory predictions.

B. Lorenz; B. N. J. Persson

2011-02-07T23:59:59.000Z

334

Effect of residual stress and surface roughness on the fatigue behaviour of aluminium matrix composites  

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In this investigation the fatigue properties of specimens manufactured with different turning parameters were investigated in stress-controlled constant amplitude tests at ambient temperature. The change of feed rate and depth of cut lead to a change in the near surface microstructure. Hence the fatigue properties were influenced significantly due to different surface roughness and surface residual stress resulting from the unequal turning processes. The cyclic deformation behaviour of AMC225xe is characterised by pronounced initial cyclic hardening. Continuous load increase tests allow a reliable estimation of the endurance limit of AMC225xe with one single specimen on the basis of cyclic deformation, temperature and electrical resistance data.

M Smaga; D Eifler

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

335

Anomalous scaling and super-roughness in the growth of CdTe polycrystalline films  

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CdTe films grown on glass substrates covered by fluorine doped tin oxide by Hot Wall Epitaxy (HWE) were studied through the interface dynamical scaling theory. Direct measures of the dynamical exponent revealed an intrinsically anomalous scaling characterized by a global roughness exponent $\\alpha$ distinct from the local one (the Hurst exponent $H$), previously reported [Ferreira \\textit{et al}., Appl. Phys. Lett. \\textbf{88}, 244103 (2006)]. A variety of scaling behaviors was obtained with varying substrate temperature. In particular, a transition from a intrinsically anomalous scaling regime with $H\

Angélica S. Mata; Silvio C. Ferreira, Jr.; Igor R. B. Ribeiro; Sukarno O. Ferreira

2011-01-06T23:59:59.000Z

336

Turbulent Friction in Rough Pipes and the Energy Spectrum of the Phenomenological Theory  

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The classical experiments on turbulent friction in rough pipes were performed by J. Nikuradse in the 1930's. Seventy years later, they continue to defy theory. Here we model Nikuradse's experiments using the phenomenological theory of Kolmog\\'orov, a theory that is widely thought to be applicable only to highly idealized flows. Our results include both the empirical scalings of Blasius and Strickler, and are otherwise in minute qualitative agreement with the experiments; they suggest that the phenomenological theory may be relevant to other flows of practical interest; and they unveil the existence of close ties between two milestones of experimental and theoretical turbulence.

G. Gioia; Pinaki Chakraborty

2005-07-08T23:59:59.000Z

337

Extraction of design rules from multi-objective design exploration (MODE) using rough set theory  

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Multi-objective design exploration (MODE) and its application for design rule extraction are presented. MODE reveals the structure of design space from the trade-off information. The self-organizing map (SOM) is incorporated into MODE as a visual data-mining tool for design space. SOM divides the design space into clusters with specific design features. The sufficient conditions for belonging to a cluster of interest are extracted using rough set theory. The resulting MODE was applied to the multidisciplinary wing design problem, which revealed a cluster of good designs, and we extracted the design rules of such designs successfully.

Shigeru Obayashi

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

338

An efficient classifier design integrating Rough Set and Dempster-Shafer Theory  

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An integrated approach of knowledge discovery has been proposed in the paper using Rough Set Theory (RST) and Dempster-Shafer's (D-S) theory where high dimensional data is reduced in two folds. Firstly, unimportant attributes are eliminated using RST generating minimal subset of attributes, called reducts. Considering each core attribute as root of a decision tree, classification rules are built and grouped based on some similarity measure. Representative of each group constitute the new rule set and thus rules has been reduced while important information are retained. D-S theory ensembles the rules from which a classifier with highest accuracy has been selected.

Asit Kumar Das; Jaya Sil

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

339

EFFECTS OF GRAPHITE SURFACE ROUGHNESS ON BYPASS FLOW COMPUTATIONS FOR AN HTGR  

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Bypass flow in a prismatic high temperature gas reactor (HTGR) occurs between graphite blocks as they sit side by side in the core. Bypass flow is not intentionally designed to occur in the reactor, but is present because of tolerances in manufacture, imperfect installation and expansion and shrinkage of the blocks from heating and irradiation. It is desired to increase the knowledge of the effects of such flow, which has been estimated to be as much as 20% of the total helium coolant flow. Computational fluid dynamic (CFD) simulations can provide estimates of the scale and impacts of bypass flow. Previous CFD calculations have examined the effects of bypass gap width, level and distribution of heat generation and effects of shrinkage. The present contribution examines the effects of graphite surface roughness on the bypass flow for different relative roughness factors on three gap widths. Such calculations should be validated using specific bypass flow measurements. While such experiments are currently underway for the specific reference prismatic HTGR design for the next generation nuclear plant (NGNP) program of the U. S. Dept. of Energy, the data are not yet available. To enhance confidence in the present calculations, wall shear stress and heat transfer results for several turbulence models and their associated wall treatments are first compared for flow in a single tube that is representative of a coolant channel in the prismatic HTGR core. The results are compared to published correlations for wall shear stress and Nusselt number in turbulent pipe flow. Turbulence models that perform well are then used to make bypass flow calculations in a symmetric onetwelfth sector of a prismatic block that includes bypass flow. The comparison of shear stress and Nusselt number results with published correlations constitutes a partial validation of the CFD model. Calculations are also compared to ones made previously using a different CFD code. Results indicate that increasing surface roughness increases the maximum fuel and helium temperatures as do increases in gap width. However, maximum coolant temperature variation due to increased gap width is not changed by surface roughness.

Rich Johnson; Yu-Hsin Tung; Hiroyuki Sato

2011-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

340

Investigating surface roughness, material removal rate and corrosion resistance in PMEDM of ?-TiAl intermetallic  

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Titanium aluminide intermetallics offer an attractive combination of low density and good oxidation, corrosion and ignition resistance with unique mechanical properties. In this study two series of machining tests are designed. Firstly the powder mixed electrical discharge machining (PMEDM) of ?-TiAl by means of different powders such as aluminum, chrome, silicon carbide, graphite and iron is performed to investigate the output characteristics of surface roughness and topography, material removal rate (MRR), electrochemical corrosion resistance of machined samples and also the machined surfaces are investigated by means of EDS and XRD analyses. Secondly after selection the aluminum powder as the most appropriate kind of powder, the current, pulse on time, powder size and powder concentration are changed in different levels for overall comparison between EDM and PMEDM output characteristics. In the first setting of input machining parameters, aluminum powder improves the surface roughness of TiAl sample about 32% comparing with EDM case and also aluminum particles with the size of 2 ?m, in the second setting of input parameters lead to 54% enhancement of MRR comparing with EDM case. The electrochemical corrosion results show that, corrosion resistance of the samples which are machined by graphite and chrome powders respectively are about three and two times more than the sample which is machined without powder.

Behzad Jabbaripour; Mohammad Hossein Sadeghi; Mohammad Reza Shabgard; Hossein Faraji

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Entropy based unsupervised Feature Selection in digital mammogram image using rough set theory  

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Feature Selection (FS) is a process, which attempts to select features, which are more informative. In the supervised FS methods various feature subsets are evaluated using an evaluation function or metric to select only those features, which are related to the decision classes of the data under consideration. However, for many data mining applications, decision class labels are often unknown or incomplete, thus indicating the significance of unsupervised FS. However, in unsupervised learning, decision class labels are not provided. The problem is that not all features are important. Some of the features may be redundant, and others may be irrelevant and noisy. In this paper, a novel unsupervised FS in mammogram image, using rough set-based entropy measures, is proposed. A typical mammogram image processing system generally consists of mammogram image acquisition, pre-processing of image, segmentation, features extracted from the segmented mammogram image. The proposed method is used to select features from data set, the method is compared with the existing rough set-based supervised FS methods and classification performance of both methods are recorded and demonstrates the efficiency of the method.

C. Velayutham; K. Thangavel

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

342

Gene selection using rough set based on neighborhood for the analysis of plant stress response  

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Abstract Gene selection and sample classification based on gene expression data are important research trends in bioinformatics. It is very difficult to select significant genes closely related to classification because of the high dimension and small sample size of gene expression data. Rough set based on neighborhood has been successfully applied to gene selection, as it selects attributes without redundancy and deals with numerical attributes directly. Construction of neighborhoods, approximation operators and attribute reduction algorithm are three key components in this gene selection approach. In this study, a novel neighborhood named intersection neighborhood for numerical data was defined. The performances of two kinds of approximation operators were compared on gene expression data. A significant gene selection algorithm, which was applied to the analysis of plant stress response, was proposed by using positive region and gene ranking, and then this algorithm with thresholds optimization for intersection neighborhood was extended. The performance of the proposed algorithm, along with a comparison with other related methods, classical algorithms and rough set methods, was analyzed. The results of experiments on four data sets showed that intersection neighborhood was more flexible to adapt to the data with various structure, and approximation operator based on elementary set was more suitable for this application than that based on element. That was to say that the proposed algorithms were effective, as they could select significant gene subsets without redundancy and achieve high classification accuracy.

Jun Meng; Jing Zhang; Rui Li; Yushi Luan

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

343

Precision coupling system modelling based on rough set and support vector machine  

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This paper presents the results of a research into the use of rough set (RS) for the precision coupling system modelling based on support vector machine (SVM). Because of the impact of multiple geometric parameters, there are more input variables in the precision coupling system modelling process. The high-dimensional data poses an interesting challenge to machine learning, as the presence of large numbers of redundant or highly correlated variables can seriously degrade modelling accuracy. In this study, a modelling method was developed based on rough set and support vector machine for precision coupling system. We used RS as the pre-processor for precision coupling system modelling, so as to realise dimension reduction of the high-dimensional data and improve the predictive performance of machine learning method, and then SVM was used for precision coupling system modelling. Experiments were carried out on a typical precision coupling, hydraulic valve. The results show that the use of RS method can improve the performance of machine learning in the modelling of high-dimensional data.

Jian-wei Ma; Fu-ji Wang; Zhen-yuan Jia; Wei Liu

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

344

Feature selection for transient stability assessment based on kernelized fuzzy rough sets and memetic algorithm  

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Abstract A new feature selection method based on kernelized fuzzy rough sets (KFRS) and the memetic algorithm (MA) is proposed for transient stability assessment of power systems. Considering the possible real-time information provided by wide-area measurement systems, a group of system-level classification features are extracted from the power system operation parameters to build the original feature set. By defining a KFRS-based generalized classification function as the separability criterion, the memetic algorithm based on binary differential evolution (BDE) and Tabu search (TS) is employed to obtain the optimal feature subsets with the maximized classification capability. The proposed method may avoid the information loss caused by the feature discretization process of the rough-set based attribute selection, and comprehensively utilize the advantages of BDE and TS to improve the solution quality and search efficiency. The effectiveness of the proposed method is validated by the application results on the New England 39-bus power system and the southern power system of Hebei province.

Xueping Gu; Yang Li; Jinghua Jia

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

345

Vibration of circular plates, of several thicknesses, with three supports  

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Ballentine, John Richard

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

346

Lithospheric Thickness Modeled from Long Period Surface Wave Dispersion  

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The behavior of surface waves at long periods is indicative of subcrustal velocity structure. Using recently published dispersion models, we invert surface wave group velocities for lithospheric structure, including lithospheric thickness, over much of the Eastern Hemisphere, encompassing Eurasia, Africa, and the Indian Ocean. Thicker lithosphere under Precambrian shields and platforms are clearly observed, not only under the large cratons (West Africa, Congo, Baltic, Russia, Siberia, India), but also under smaller blocks like the Tarim Basin and Yangtze craton. In contrast, it is found that remobilized Precambrian structures like the Saharan Shield and Sino-Korean Paraplatform do not have well-established lithospheric keels. The thinnest lithospheric thickness is found under oceanic and continental rifts, as well as along convergence zones. We compare our results to thermal models of continental lithosphere, lithospheric cooling models of oceanic lithosphere, lithosphere-asthenosphere boundary (LAB) estimates from S-wave receiver functions, and velocity variations of global tomography models. In addition to comparing results for the broad region, we examine in detail the regions of Central Africa, Siberia, and Tibet. While there are clear differences in the various estimates, overall the results are generally consistent. Inconsistencies between the estimates may be due to a variety of reasons including lateral and depth resolution differences and the comparison of what may be different lithospheric features.

Pasyanos, M E

2008-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

347

Oil shale ash-layer thickness and char combustion kinetics  

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A Hot-Recycled-Solids (HRS) oil shale retort is being studied at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. In the HRS process, raw shale is heated by mixing it with burnt retorted shale. Retorted shale is oil shale which has been heated in an oxygen deficient atmosphere to pyrolyze organic carbon, as kerogen into oil, gas, and a nonvolatile carbon rich residue, char. In the HRS retort process, the char in the spent shale is subsequently exposed to an oxygen environment. Some of the char, starting on the outer surface of the shale particle, is burned, liberating heat. In the HRS retort, the endothermic pyrolysis step is supported by heat from the exothermic char combustion step. The rate of char combustion is controlled by three resistances; the resistance of oxygen mass transfer through the gas film surrounding the solid particle, resistance to mass transfer through a ash layer which forms on the outside of the solid particles as the char is oxidized and the resistance due to the intrinsic chemical reaction rate of char and oxygen. In order to estimate the rate of combustion of the char in a typical oil shale particle, each of these resistances must be accurately estimated. We begin by modeling the influence of ash layer thickness on the over all combustion rate of oil shale char. We then present our experimental measurements of the ash layer thickness of oil shale which has been processed in the HRS retort.

Aldis, D.F.; Singleton, M.F.; Watkins, B.E.; Thorsness, C.B.; Cena, R.J.

1992-04-15T23:59:59.000Z

348

Optical measurement of the rms (root-mean-square) roughness of ion-bombarded surfaces. Final report, 1986-1987  

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Ion-implantation and related ion-beam-processing techniques are used to modify the surface of materials and produce certain desirable properties. However, these methods sometimes roughen the surfaces to which they are applied. If undetected, such roughness can lead to erroneous interpretation of data gathered by most standard surface-analysis techniques. Many surface profilometers and scanning electron microscopes lack sufficient spatial resolution to detect fine-scale roughness that can complicate the data interpretation. A simple optical instrument was constructed to measure the root-mean-square (rms) roughness, below about 100 nm, of ion bombarded surfaces. This instrument measures the total integrated scatter (TIS) of almost normally incident laser light, which (under conditions specified by scalar scattering (theory)) is simply related to the rms surface roughness. This paper describes the construction and calibration of the TIS instrument. In addition, it presents results on the rms roughness of several ion-beam-processed systems, including TiN films on Si and Cr and Cr/sub 2/O/sub 3/ films on AISI 52100 steel, ion beam mixed Mo in Al, Si(x)N(1-x) refractive layers, and GaAs/AlAs superlattices.

Ferguson, C.D.

1987-05-19T23:59:59.000Z

349

Improved detection of rough defects for ultrasonic NDE inspections based on finite element modeling of elastic wave scattering  

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Defects which posses rough surfaces greatly affect ultrasonic wave scattering behaviour, often reducing the magnitude of reflected signals. Ultrasonic inspections rely upon this response for detecting and sizing flaws. For safety critical components reliable characterisation is crucial. Therefore, providing an accurate means to predict reductions in signal amplitude is essential. An extension of Kirchhoff theory has formed the basis for the UK power industry inspection justifications. However, it is widely recognised that these predictions are pessimistic owing to analytical approximations. A numerical full field modelling approach does not fall victim to such limitations. Here, a Finite Element model is used to aid in setting a non-conservative reporting threshold during the inspection of a large pressure vessel forging that might contain embedded rough defects. The ultrasonic response from multiple rough surfaces defined by the same statistical class is calculated for normal incident compression waves. The approach is validated by comparing coherent scattering with predictions made by Kirchhoff theory. At lower levels of roughness excellent agreement is observed, whilst higher values confirm the pessimism of Kirchhoff theory. Furthermore, the mean amplitude in the specular direction is calculated. This represents the information obtained during an inspection, indicating that reductions due to increasing roughness are significantly less than the coherent component currently being used.

Pettit, J. R. [Rolls-Royce Nuclear, PO BOX 2000, Derby, UK, DE21 7XX and Research Centre for NDE, Imperial College London, Exhibition Road, London SW7 2AZ (United Kingdom); Walker, A. [Rolls-Royce Nuclear, PO BOX 2000, Derby DE21 7XX (United Kingdom); Lowe, M. J. S. [Research Centre for NDE, Imperial College London, Exhibition Road, London SW7 2AZ (United Kingdom)

2014-02-18T23:59:59.000Z

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Organic photosensitive cells grown on rough electrode with nano-scale morphology control  

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An optoelectronic device and a method for fabricating the optoelectronic device includes a first electrode disposed on a substrate, an exposed surface of the first electrode having a root mean square roughness of at least 30 nm and a height variation of at least 200 nm, the first electrode being transparent. A conformal layer of a first organic semiconductor material is deposited onto the first electrode by organic vapor phase deposition, the first organic semiconductor material being a small molecule material. A layer of a second organic semiconductor material is deposited over the conformal layer. At least some of the layer of the second organic semiconductor material directly contacts the conformal layer. A second electrode is deposited over the layer of the second organic semiconductor material. The first organic semiconductor material is of a donor-type or an acceptor-type relative to the second organic semiconductor material, which is of the other material type.

Yang, Fan (Piscataway, NJ); Forrest, Stephen R. (Ann Arbor, MI)

2011-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

351

A knowledge discovery from incomplete coronary artery disease datasets using rough set  

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Incompleteness of datasets is one of the important issues in the area of knowledge discovery in medicine. This study proposes a rough set theory (RST)-based knowledge discovery from coronary artery disease (CAD) datasets when there are only small number of objects and contain missing data (incomplete). At first, RST combined with artificial neural network (ANN) is developed to impute the missing data of the datasets. Then, the knowledge that is discovered from imputed datasets is used to evaluate the quality of the imputation. After that, RST is applied to extract rules from the imputed datasets. This will result in a large number of rules. Rule selection based on the quality of extracted rules is investigated. All the evaluation and selection are based on the complete datasets. Finally, the selected small number of rules is evaluated. The discovered selected rules are used as a classifier on the diagnosis of the presence of CAD to demonstrate their good performance.

Noor Akhmad Setiawan; P.A. Venkatachalam; M.H. Ahmad Fadzil

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

352

Unsupervised feature selection using rough set and teaching learning-based optimisation  

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Feature selection is a valuable technique in data analysis for information preserving data reduction. This paper proposes to consider an information system without any decision attribute. The proposal is useful when we get unlabeled data, which contains only input information (condition attributes) but without decision (class attribute). TLBO clustering algorithm is applied to cluster the given information. Decision table could be formulated using this clustered data as the decision variable. Then rough set and TLBO algorithms are applied for selecting features. The experiments are carried out on datasets of UCI machine repository and from the website http://www.ailab.si/orange/datasets.asp to analyse the performance study of our proposed approach with other approaches like genetic algorithm, particle swarm optimisation and differential evolution techniques. The results clearly reveal that our proposed approach outperforms other approaches investigated in this paper.

Suresh Chandra Satapathy; Anima Naik; K. Parvathi

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

353

Enhancement of Mahalanobis–Taguchi System via Rough Sets based Feature Selection  

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Abstract The current research presents a methodology for classification based on Mahalanobis Distance (MD) and Association Mining using Rough Sets Theory (RST). MD has been used in Mahalanobis Taguchi System (MTS) to develop classification scheme for systems having dichotomous states or categories. In MTS, selection of important features or variables to improve classification accuracy is done using Signal-to-Noise (S/N) ratios and Orthogonal Arrays (OAs). \\{OAs\\} has been reviewed for limitations in handling large number of variables. Secondly, penalty for over-fitting or regularization is not included in the feature selection process for the MTS classifier. Besides, there is scope to enhance the utility of MTS to a classification-cum-causality analysis method by adding comprehensive information about the underlying process which generated the data. This paper proposes to select variables based on maximization of degree-of-dependency between Subset of System Variables (SSVs) and system classes or categories (R). Degree-of-dependency, which reflects goodness-of-model and hence goodness of the SSV, is measured by conditional probability of system states on subset of variables. Moreover, a suitable regularization factor equivalent to L0 norm is introduced in an optimization problem which jointly maximizes goodness-of-model and effect of regularization. Dependency between \\{SSVs\\} and R is modeled via the equivalent sets of Rough Set Theory. Two new variants of MTS classifier are developed and their performance in terms of accuracy of classification is evaluated on test datasets from five case studies. The proposed variants of MTS are observed to be performing better than existing MTS methods and other classification techniques found in literature.

Ashif Sikandar Iquebal; Avishek Pal; Darek Ceglarek; Manoj Kumar Tiwari

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

354

Detailed comparative study and a mechanistic model of resuspension of spherical particles from rough and smooth surfaces  

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Resuspension of solid particles by a tornado-like vortex from surfaces of different roughness is studied using a three-dimensional particle tracking velocimetry (3D-PTV) method. By utilizing the three-dimensional information on particle positions, velocities and accelerations before, during and after the resuspension (lift-off) event, we demonstrate that the resuspension efficiency is significantly higher from the rough surface, and propose a mechanistic model of this peculiar effect. The results indicate that for all Reynolds numbers tested, the resuspension rate, as well as particle velocities and accelerations, are higher over the rough surface, as compared to the smooth counterpart. The results and the model can help to improve modeling and analysis of resuspension rates in engineering and environmental applications.

Shnapp, Ron

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

355

Numerical modelling of a magnetic fluid-based squeeze film between rotating transversely rough curved circular plates  

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An attempt has been made to analyse the behaviour of a magnetic fluid-based squeeze film between two curved rough rotating circular plates when the curved upper plate lying along a surface determined by hyperbolic function approaches the curved lower plate along the surface governed by a secant function. The concerned Reynolds equation is solved with appropriate boundary conditions in dimensionless form to get the pressure distribution. The results show that the bearing system records a considerably enhanced performance as compared to that of the bearing system working with a conventional lubricant. This investigation suggests that although the bearing suffers owing to transverse roughness in general, there are some scopes for getting a relatively better performance in the case of negatively skewed roughness by properly choosing curvature parameters and the rotation ratio. Interestingly enough this positive effect further enhances especially when negative variance is involved.

G.M. Deheri; Nikhilkumar Abhangi

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

356

An Exact Thickness-Weighted Average Formulation of the Boussinesq Equations WILLIAM R. YOUNG  

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An Exact Thickness-Weighted Average Formulation of the Boussinesq Equations WILLIAM R. YOUNG application of thickness-weighted averaging to the Boussinesq equa- tions of motion results in averaged

Young, William R.

357

Ultrasonic thickness measurements on corroded steel members: a statistical analysis of error  

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The purpose is to determine the suitability of ultrasonic thickness testing of corroded tubular members for the offshore industry. The research can be divided into two parts: 1) determining the error in an ultrasonic thickness measurement associated...

Konen, Keith Forman

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

358

E-Print Network 3.0 - ag thick film Sample Search Results  

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on GaAs 110 only when... of many atomic layers, leading to the existence of a thickness window within which smooth metal films can... often depends on the film thickness. ......

359

Thickness Change in Molecularly Thin Lubricant Under Flying Head in Hard Disk Drives  

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In hard disk drives (HDDs), lubricants on disks are very important material to reduce head and disk wear. Thus, it is necessary to ... thickness to keep lubricant thickness constant on rotating disks. For this pu...

K. Yanagisawa; T. Watanabe; Y. Kawakubo; M. Yoshino

2010-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

360

Cloud point determination using a thickness shear mode resonator  

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Crude oils and crude oil products contain substantial amounts of petroleum waxes, consisting of a distribution of high molecular weight hydrocarbons. These waxes or paraffins have limited solubility in oil and tend to precipitate out at a temperature determined by the concentration and constituents of the wax. Precipitation and deposition of wax results in narrowing of pipelines, making crude oil recovery difficult. A parameter of practical importance is the wax precipitation temperature, traditionally known as the cloudpoint, at which visible crystallization occurs. Deposition problems arise in oil field operations at or below this temperature. Several techniques can be used to determine the cloud point: (1) visual observation, (2) viscosity measurement, (3) differential thermal analysis, and (4) pulsed nuclear magnetic resonance. This report describes a method for determination of cloud point with the use of a thickness shear mode resonator.

Spates, J.J. [Ktech Corp., Albuquerque, NM (United States); Martin, S.J.; Mansure, A.J. [Sandia National Lab., Albuquerque, NM (United States); Germer, J.W. [Petrolite Corp., St. Louis, MO (United States)

1995-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Study on Ferroelectric Thick Film Insulator Sleeve On Plasma Focus  

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The effect of ferroelectric lead germanate Pb 5 Ge 3O11 (PGO) thick film in the alumina insulator sleeve of the 400 Joule Mather?type plasma focus device PF?400J is studied. The breakdown phase along the insulator is fundamental for the formation of a homogeneous and symmetric current sheath that is essential for a good plasma pinching high neutron yield and X?ray emissions. For over several hundreds of electrical discharges the films show good mechanical and electric performance. From the beginning the operating system is highly reproducible shot to shot with a clear definition of the plasma pinch on the axis of discharge. The grade of influence of the electron emission from the ferroelectric is experimentally studied.

Gustavo Sylvester; Patricio Silva; José Moreno; Marcelo Zambra; Leopoldo Soto

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

362

Optically Thick Outflows of Supercritical Accretion Discs: Radiative Diffusion Approach  

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Highly supercritical accretion discs are probable sources of dense optically thick axisymmetric winds. We introduce a new approach based on diffusion approximation radiative transfer in a funnel geometry and obtain an analytical solution for the energy density distribution inside the wind assuming that all the mass, momentum and energy are injected well inside the spherization radius. This allows to derive the spectrum of emergent emission for various inclination angles. We show that self-irradiation effects play an important role altering the temperature of the outcoming radiation by about 20% and the apparent X-ray luminosity by a factor of 2-3. The model has been successfully applied to two ULXs. The basic properties of the high ionization HII-regions found around some ULXs are also easily reproduced in our assumptions.

P. Abolmasov; S. Karpov; Taro Kotani

2008-09-04T23:59:59.000Z

363

Fringe biasing: A variance reduction technique for optically thick meshes  

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Fringe biasing is a stratified sampling scheme applicable to Monte Carlo thermal radiation transport codes. The thermal emission source in optically thick cells is partitioned into separate contributions from the cell interiors (where the likelihood of the particles escaping the cells is virtually zero) and the 'fringe' regions close to the cell boundaries. Thermal emission in the cell interiors can now be modelled with fewer particles, the remaining particles being concentrated in the fringes so that they are more likely to contribute to the energy exchange between cells. Unlike other techniques for improving the efficiency in optically thick regions (such as random walk and discrete diffusion treatments), fringe biasing has the benefit of simplicity, as the associated changes are restricted to the sourcing routines with the particle tracking routines being unaffected. This paper presents an analysis of the potential for variance reduction achieved from employing the fringe biasing technique. The aim of this analysis is to guide the implementation of this technique in Monte Carlo thermal radiation codes, specifically in order to aid the choice of the fringe width and the proportion of particles allocated to the fringe (which are interrelated) in multi-dimensional simulations, and to confirm that the significant levels of variance reduction achieved in simulations can be understood by studying the behaviour for simple test cases. The variance reduction properties are studied for a single cell in a slab geometry purely absorbing medium, investigating the accuracy of the scalar flux and current tallies on one of the interfaces with the surrounding medium. (authors)

Smedley-Stevenson, R. P. [AWE PLC, Aldermaston Reading, Berkshire, RG7 4PR (United Kingdom)

2013-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Fracture toughness of thick section dissimilar electron beam weld joints  

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Microstructural investigations as well as crack tip opening displacement (CTOD) fracture toughness test based on elastic-plastic fracture mechanics were performed on single pass, full penetration similar and dissimilar electron beam (EB) welds of 40 mm thick 316L type austenitic steel and high alloyed fine tempered martensitic 9Cr 1Mo Nb V (P91 -ASTM A213) steel. The latter modified steel has been developed to fill up the gap between 12Cr steel and austenitic stainless steels with respect to the high temperature properties and better weldability. Furthermore, it shows a small thermal expansion coefficient and is not susceptible to stress corrosion cracking like the austenitic steel. The weldment properties were evaluated by microstructural analysis, microhardness, Charpy V- notch impact, and by newly developed flat microtensile specimens (0.5 mm thick). The dissimilar EB weld metal and HAZ of P91 steel has been shown to be microstructurally and mechanically distinct from both austenitic and martenistic parent metals. The use of microsized rectangular tensile specimens provides unique solution to the problem of the mechanical property determination of the narrow EB weld joint. The HAZ of the 9Cr1Mo steel exhibits extremely poor CTOD toughness properties in as-welded condition at room temperature. The CTOD values obtained were believed to be represent the intrinsic property of this zone, since the distance of the crack tip to the austenitic steel part was too large to receive a stress relaxation effect from low strength side on the crack tip (by accommodating the applied strains in the high toughness, lower strength 316L plate).

Kocak, M.; Junghans, E.

1994-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Application of FLake for the prediction of ice thickness for inland waters in the Netherlands  

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Application of FLake for the prediction of ice thickness for inland waters in the Netherlands Cisco in the Netherlands. In cold spells numerous ditches, canals and lakes get frozen and many people go out for ice in the Netherlands. in ice thickness predictions. KNMI issues ice thickness predictions, based on a model of De Bruin

Stoffelen, Ad

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Combined short scale roughness and surface dielectric function gradient effects on the determination of tip-sample force in atomic force microscopy  

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The contribution of tip roughness to the van der Waals force between an atomic force microscopy probe tip and the sample is calculated using the multilayer effective medium model, which allows us to consider the relevant case of roughness characterized by correlation length and amplitude in the nanometer scale. The effect of the surface dielectric function gradient is incorporated in the tip-sample force model. It is concluded that for rms roughness in the few nanometers range the effect of short scale tip roughness is quite significant.

Gusso, André, E-mail: gusso@metal.eeimvr.uff.br [Departamento de Ciências Exatas-EEIMVR, Universidade Federal Fluminense, Volta Redonda, RJ 27255-125 (Brazil)] [Departamento de Ciências Exatas-EEIMVR, Universidade Federal Fluminense, Volta Redonda, RJ 27255-125 (Brazil)

2013-11-11T23:59:59.000Z

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Vibrant fault diagnosis for hydroelectric generator units with a new combination of rough sets and support vector machine  

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The fault diagnosis for hydroelectric generator unit (HGU) is significant to prevent dangerous accidents from occurring and to improve economic efficiency. The faults of HGU involve overlapping fault patterns which may denote a kind of faults in the ... Keywords: Fault diagnosis, Hydroelectric generator unit, Rough sets, Support vector machine

Xiaoyuan Zhang; Jianzhong Zhou; Jun Guo; Qiang Zou; Zhiwei Huang

2012-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Variation of urban momentum roughness length with land use in the upwind source area, as observed in two UK cities.  

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in two UK cities. G.G.Rooney (gabriel.rooney@metoffice.com), I.D.Longley and J.F.Barlow Met Office Field fraction of different cover types, Birmingham 20 4 roughness lengths against wind direction, Salford 21 5 in building wakes to its blended final state at some height above the urban canopy, for a real city, tests

Reading, University of

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Shliomis model-based magnetic squeeze film in rotating rough curved circular plates: a comparison of two different porous structures  

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This study aims to analyse the effect of different porous structures on the performance of a Shliomis model-based magnetic squeeze film in rotating rough porous curved circular plates. For porous structures Kozeny-Carman's formulation and Irmay's model have been adopted. A Shliomis model-based magnetic fluid flow is considered. The stochastically averaging models of Christensen and Tonder have been used for characterising the effect of transverse roughness. The associated stochastically averaged Reynolds type equation is solved to obtain the pressure distribution leading to the calculation of the load carrying capacity. The results presented in graphical form show that the adverse effect of transverse roughness can be compensated by the positive effect of magnetisation in the case of negatively skewed roughness, suitably choosing the rotation ratio and the curvature parameters. Further, this compensation appears to be more in the case of Kozeny-Carman's formulation as compared to that of Irmay's model, which makes the Kozeny-Carman's model a superior choice.

Jimit R. Patel; Gunamani Deheri

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Wind assessment in complex terrain with the numeric model Aiolos implementation of the influence of roughness changes and stability  

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Wind assessment in complex terrain with the numeric model Aiolos ­ implementation of the influence of roughness changes and stability Ulrich Focken, Detlef Heinemann, Hans-Peter Waldl Department of Energy (EWA) gives good results for the wind potential estimation in flat areas. But besides many

Heinemann, Detlev

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Advanced forecast of coal seam thickness variation by integrated geophysical method in the laneway  

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Coal seam thickness variation has a direct relationship with coal mine design and mining, and the mutation locations of the thickness are generally the gas accumulation area. In order to justify the feasibility and validity of advanced forecast about the thickness change, we carried out geophysical numerical simulation. Utilizing generalized Radon transform migration, coal-rock interface can be identified with an error of less than 2%. By the calculation of 2.5D finite difference method, transient electric magnetic response characteristics of the thickness variation is conspicuous. In a coal mine the case study indicated that: the reflected wave energy anomaly offer interface information of the thickness change point; the apparent resistivity provide the physical index of the thick or thin coal seam area; synthesizing two kinds of information can predict the thickness variation tendency ahead of the driving face, which can ensure the safety of driving efficiency.

Wang Bo; Liu Sheng-dong; Jiang Zhi-hai; Huang Lan-ying

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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IDC Reengineering Phase 2 & 3 Rough Order of Magnitude (ROM) Cost Estimate Summary (Leveraged NDC Case).  

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Sandia National Laboratories has prepared a ROM cost estimate for budgetary planning for the IDC Reengineering Phase 2 & 3 effort, based on leveraging a fully funded, Sandia executed NDC Modernization project. This report provides the ROM cost estimate and describes the methodology, assumptions, and cost model details used to create the ROM cost estimate. ROM Cost Estimate Disclaimer Contained herein is a Rough Order of Magnitude (ROM) cost estimate that has been provided to enable initial planning for this proposed project. This ROM cost estimate is submitted to facilitate informal discussions in relation to this project and is NOT intended to commit Sandia National Laboratories (Sandia) or its resources. Furthermore, as a Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC), Sandia must be compliant with the Anti-Deficiency Act and operate on a full-cost recovery basis. Therefore, while Sandia, in conjunction with the Sponsor, will use best judgment to execute work and to address the highest risks and most important issues in order to effectively manage within cost constraints, this ROM estimate and any subsequent approved cost estimates are on a 'full-cost recovery' basis. Thus, work can neither commence nor continue unless adequate funding has been accepted and certified by DOE.

Harris, James M.; Prescott, Ryan; Dawson, Jericah M.; Huelskamp, Robert M.

2014-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A classification approach for less popular webpages based on latent semantic analysis and rough set model  

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Abstract Nowadays, with the explosive growth of web information, the webpage classification faces great challenge. Computers have difficulty in understanding the semantic meaning of textual or non-textual webpages. Fortunately, Web 2.0 based collaborative tagging system brings new opportunities to solve this problem. It abstracts structured tags from unstructured content in webpages. However, large numbers of webpages on the Internet are less popular. Their tagging information is sparse, which makes their topic unclear and leads to ambiguous classification. Illuminated by the “ambiguous classification”, we name the less popular webpage “hesitant webpage”. In this paper, we propose an advanced approach for hesitant webpages classification. Firstly, hesitant webpages are divided into bridges, hubs and attached webpages according to their roles on the Internet. Secondly, attached webpages are classified by mining and extending their information in two perspectives. One is the latent semantic analysis (LSA) which is applied to fully explore the semantic meaning of sparse tags. It promotes accurate cognition of webpages semantically close to attached webpages. Another is the proposed density-relation-based rough set model which measures the affiliation degree of attached webpages in different categories. Experiment on real data shows that our approach effectively classifies the hesitant webpages base on the semantic meaning.

Jun Wang; Jiaxu Peng; Ou Liu

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Robust Ordinal Regression for Dominance-based Rough Set Approach to multiple criteria sorting  

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Abstract We present a new multiple criteria sorting method deriving from Dominance-based Rough Set Approach (DRSA). The preference information supplied by the Decision Maker (DM) is a set of possibly imprecise and inconsistent assignment examples on a subset of reference alternatives relatively well-known to the DM. To structure the data we use DRSA, and subsequently, represent the assignment examples by all minimal sets of rules covering all alternatives from the lower approximations of class unions. Such a set of rules is called minimal-cover set – it is one of the instances of the preference model compatible with DM’s preference information. In this way, we implement the principle of Robust Ordinal Regression (ROR) to decision rule preference model. For each alternative, we derive the necessary and possible assignments specifying the range of classes to which the alternative is assigned by all or at least one compatible set of rules, respectively, as well as class acceptability indices. We also introduce the notion of a representative compatible minimal-cover set of rules whose selection builds on the results of ROR, addressing the robustness concern. Application of the approach is demonstrated by classifying 69 land zones in 4 classes representing different risk levels.

Mi?osz Kadzi?ski; Salvatore Greco; Roman S?owi?ski

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Incremental feature selection based on rough set in dynamic incomplete data  

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Abstract Feature selection plays a vital role in many areas of pattern recognition and data mining. The effective computation of feature selection is important for improving the classification performance. In rough set theory, many feature selection algorithms have been proposed to process static incomplete data. However, feature values in an incomplete data set may vary dynamically in real-world applications. For such dynamic incomplete data, a classic (non-incremental) approach of feature selection is usually computationally time-consuming. To overcome this disadvantage, we propose an incremental approach for feature selection, which can accelerate the feature selection process in dynamic incomplete data. We firstly employ an incremental manner to compute the new positive region when feature values with respect to an object set vary dynamically. Based on the calculated positive region, two efficient incremental feature selection algorithms are developed respectively for single object and multiple objects with varying feature values. Then we conduct a series of experiments with 12 UCI real data sets to evaluate the efficiency and effectiveness of our proposed algorithms. The experimental results show that the proposed algorithms compare favorably with that of applying the existing non-incremental methods.

Wenhao Shu; Hong Shen

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Engineering Application Way of Faults Knowledge Discovery Based on Rough Set Theory  

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For the knowledge acquisition puzzle of intelligence decision-making technology in mechanical industry, to use the Rough Set Theory (RST) as a kind of tool to solve the puzzle was researched. And the way to realize the knowledge discovery in engineering application is explored. A case extracting out the knowledge rules from a concise data table shows out some important information. It is that the knowledge discovery similar to the mechanical faults diagnosis is an item of complicated system engineering project. In where, first of all-important tasks is to preserve the faults knowledge into a table with data mode. And the data must be derived from the plant site and should also be as concise as possible. On the basis of the faults knowledge data obtained so, the methods and algorithms to process the data and extract the knowledge rules from them by means of RST can be processed only. The conclusion is that the faults knowledge discovery by the way is a process of rising upward. But to develop the advanced faults diagnosis technology by the way is a large-scale knowledge engineering project for long time. Every step in which should be designed seriously according to the tool's demands firstly. This is the basic guarantees to make the knowledge rules obtained have the values of engineering application and the studies have scientific significance. So, a general framework is designed for engineering application to go along the route developing the faults knowledge discovery technology.

Zhao Rongzhen; Li Chao; Dneg Linfeng

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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MMeR: an algorithm for clustering heterogeneous data using rough set theory  

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Several cluster analysis techniques have been developed so far to group objects having similar characteristics. Clustering of categorical data is more challenging than that of numerical data. Most of the early cluster analysis techniques face problems due to the fact that much of the data contained in today's databases is categorical in nature. This necessitated the development of some algorithms for clustering categorical data. Uncertainty is an integral part of databases. The algorithms put forth either lack the capability to handle uncertainty or do not reach a steady state in a few iterations, which gives rise to the stability issues. Recently, an algorithm, termed MMR was proposed (Parmar et al., 2007), which uses the rough set theory to deal with the above problems in clustering categorical data. In this paper, we modified MMR to develop an improved algorithm and call it MMeR. This takes care of both numerical and categorical data simultaneously besides handling uncertainty. Also, this new algorithm provides much better performance than most of the existing algorithms including MMR. Some well known data sets are taken to test and illustrate the superiority of MMeR over most of the existing algorithms.

Prakash Kumar; B.K. Tripathy

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

378

Systematic analysis of Persson's contact mechanics theory of randomly rough elastic surfaces  

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We systematically check explicit and implicit assumptions of Persson's contact mechanics theory. It casts the evolution of the pressure distribution ${\\rm Pr}(p)$ with increasing resolution of surface roughness as a diffusive process, in which resolution plays the role of time. The tested key assumptions of the theory are: (a) the diffusion coefficient is independent of pressure $p$, (b) the diffusion process is drift-free at any value of $p$, (c) the point $p=0$ acts as an absorbing barrier, i.e., once a point falls out of contact, it never reenters again, (d) the Fourier component of the elastic energy is only populated if the appropriate wave vector is resolved, and (e) it no longer changes when even smaller wavelengths are resolved. Using high-resolution numerical simulations, we quantify deviations from these approximations and find quite significant discrepancies in some cases. For example, the drift becomes substantial for small values of $p$, which typically represent points in real space close to a contact line. On the other hand, there is a significant flux of points reentering contact. These and other identified deviations cancel each other to a large degree, resulting in an overall excellent description for contact area, contact geometry, and gap distribution functions. Similar fortuitous error cancellations cannot be guaranteed under different circumstances, for instance when investigating rubber friction. The results of the simulations may provide guidelines for a systematic improvement of the theory.

Wolf B. Dapp; Nikolay Prodanov; Martin H. Müser

2014-06-24T23:59:59.000Z

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Effect of Surface Roughness of Steels on Oxide Layer Formation in a Liquid Lead-Bismuth Flow  

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Self-healed oxide layer formation on steel surfaces in liquid lead bismuth (Pb-Bi) may be effective to improve the compatibility problem for the development of the Pb-Bi cooled FBR and the ADS with a PB-Bi target. The growth, stability and property of the oxide layer may depend on the roughness of the substrate surface. The effect of convex part and dent part of the steel surfaces on the property of the oxide layer in a Pb-Bi flow was investigated for the steels which had the surface of smooth, rough and their middle roughness. The steels were exposed into a Pb- Bi flow at the temperature of 550 deg. C, the temperature difference of 150 deg. C, the flow velocity of 1 m/s and the oxygen concentration of 1.7x10{sup -8} wt% for 500 and 1,000 hours. The results showed that the initial surface roughness influenced on the oxide layer formation during the exposure. The oxide layer was cracked at the convex part of the surface. On the contrary, few cracks existed and the oxide layer remained at the dent part. That indicated thickened oxide layer caused stress due to the oxide growth, and the stress concentrated at the convex part. Few cracks appeared in a compact oxide layer which was formed on the rough surface of 9Cr steel and detached from the substrate. This was possibly caused by the stop of oxide layer growth since a metal element was not supplied from the substrate. (authors)

KONDO, Masatoshi [Tokyo Institute of Technology, Department of Nuclear Engineering 2-12-1, O-okayama, Meguro-ku, Tokyo, 152-8550 (Japan); TAKAHASHI, Minoru [Tokyo Institute of Technology, Research Laboratory for Nuclear Reactors, 2-12-1, O-okayama, Meguro-ku, Tokyo, 152-8550 (Japan); YOSHIDA, Susumu [Tokyo Institute of Technology, Research Laboratory for Nuclear Reactors, 2-12-1, O-okayama, Meguro-ku, Tokyo, 152-8550 (Japan); SAWADA, Naoki [Tokyo Institute of Technology, Research Laboratory for Nuclear Reactors, 2-12-1, O-okayama, Meguro-ku, Tokyo, 152-8550 (Japan)

2004-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Rotary union for use with ultrasonic thickness measuring probe  

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A rotary union for rotatably supporting an ultrasonic probe operable to nondestructively measure the thickness of steam generator tubes to determine the amount of corrosion experienced by the tubes includes a stationary body having a bore therethrough and an outlet drain, and a fitting rotatably mounted within the upper end of the body. The fitting has a bore aligned with the bore of the body. An electrical cable positioned within a water supply tube in an annular arrangement passes through the bore of the body and the bore of the fitting. This annular arrangement, in turn, is positioned within a connector element which extends outwardly from the fitting bore and is connected to the ultrasonic probe. An elastomeric lower bushing seals the annular arrangement to the lower end of the rotary union body and an elastomeric upper bushing seals the connector element to the fitting to permit the connector element and the ultrasonic probe connected thereto to rotate with the fitting relative to the body. The lower and upper bushings permit water to be passed through the annular arrangement and into the ultrasonic probe and thereafter discharged between the annular arrangement and the connector element to the outlet drain of the rotary union body. 5 figs.

Nachbar, H.D.

1992-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

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The logic behind thick, liquid-walled, fusion concepts  

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It may be possible to surround the region where fusion reactions are taking place with a neutronically thick liquid blanket which has penetrations that allow only a few tenths of a percent of the neutrons to leak out. Even these neutrons can be attenuated by adding an accurately placed liquid or solid near the target to shadow-shield the beam ports from line-of-sight neutrons. The logic of such designs are discussed and their evolution is described with examples applied to both magnetic and inertial fusion (HYLIFE-II). These designs with liquid protection are self healing when exposed to pulsed loading and have a number of advantages-over the usual designs with solid first walls. For example, the liquid-protected solid components will last the life of the plant, and therefore the capacity factor is estimated to be approximately 10% higher than for the non-liquid-walled blankets, because no blanket replacement shutdowns are required. The component replacement, operations, and maintenance costs might be half the usual value because no blanket change-out costs or accompanying facilities are required. These combined savings might lower the cost of electricity by 20%. Nuclear-grade construction should not be needed, largely because the liquid attenuates neutrons and results in less activation of materials. Upon decommissioning, the reactor materials should qualify for disposal by shallow burial even when constructed of ordinary 304 stainless steel. The need for a high-intensity 14-MeV neutron test facility to develop first-wall materials is avoided or greatly reduced, saving billions of development dollars. Flowing molten Li, the molten salt Flibe (Li{sub 2}BeF{sub 4}), and molten Li{sub l7}Pb{sub 83} have been considered. An advantage of molten salt is that it will not burn and has a low tritium solubility and therefore low tritium inventory.

Moir, R.W.

1994-04-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Thin-thick hydrogen target for nuclear physics  

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In spectroscopic studies of unstable nuclei, hydrogen targets are of key importance. The CHyMENE Project aims to provide to the nuclear physics community a thin and pure solid windowless hydrogen or deuterium target. CHyMENE project must respond to this request for the production of solid Hydrogen. The solid hydrogen target is produced in a continuous flow (1 cm/s) by an extrusion technique (developed with the PELIN laboratory) in a vacuum chamber. The shape of the target is determined by the design of the nozzle at the extrusion process. For the purpose, the choice is a rectangular shape with a width of 10 mm and a thickness in the range of 30-50 microns necessary for the physics objectives. The cryostat is equipped with a GM Cryocooler with sufficient power for the solidification of the hydrogen in the lower portion of the extruder. In the higher part of the cryostat, the hydrogen gas is first liquefied and partially solidified. It is then compressed at 100 bars in the cooled extruder before expulsion of the film through the nozzle at the center of the reaction vacuum chamber. After the previous step, the solid hydrogen ribbon falls by gravity into a dedicated chamber where it sublimes and the gas is pumped and evacuated in a exhaust line. This paper deals with the design of the cryostat with its equipment, with the sizing of the thermal bridge (Aluminum and copper), with the results regarding the contact resistance as well as with the vacuum computations of the reaction and recovery hydrogen gas chambers.

Gheller, J.-M.; Juster, F.-P.; Authelet, G. [CEA Saclay, Irfu/SACM, F-91191 Gif-Sur-Yvette cedex (France); Vinyar, I. [PELIN Limited Liability Company 27 A, Gzhatskaya Str, office 103 St. Petersbourg 195220 (Russian Federation); Relland, J. [CEA Saclay, Irfu/SIS, F-91191 Gif-Sur-Yvette cedex (France); Commeaux, C. [Institut de Physique Nucléaire, campus Universitaire-Bat 103, 91406 Orsay cedex (France)

2014-01-29T23:59:59.000Z

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Effects of grit roughness and pitch oscillations on the S810 airfoil  

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An S810 airfoil model was tested in The Ohio State University Aeronautical and Astronautical Research Laboratory 3 x 5 subsonic wind tunnel under steady state and unsteady conditions. The test defined baseline conditions for steady state angles of attack from -20{degrees} to +40{degrees} and examined unsteady behavior by oscillating the model about its pitch axis for three mean angles, three frequencies, and two amplitudes. For all cases, Reynolds numbers of 0.75, 1, 1.25, and 1.5 million were used. In addition, the above conditions were repeated after the application of leading edge grit roughness (LEGR) to determine contamination effects on the airfoil performance. Baseline steady state results of the S810 testing showed a maximum lift coefficient of 1.15 at 15.2{degrees}angle of attack. The application of LEGR reduced the maximum lift coefficient by 12% and increased the 0.0085 minimum drag coefficient value by 88%. The zero lift pitching moment of -0.0286 showed a 16% reduction in magnitude to -0.0241 with LEGR applied. Data were also obtained for two pitch oscillation amplitudes: {plus_minus}5.5{degrees} and {plus_minus}10{degrees}. The larger amplitude consistently gave a higher maximum lift coefficient than the smaller amplitude and both sets of unsteady maximum lift coefficients were greater than the steady state values. Stall was delayed on the airfoil while the angle of attack was increasing, thereby causing an increase in maximum lift coefficient. A hysteresis behavior was exhibited for all the unsteady test cases. The hysteresis loops were larger for the higher reduced frequencies and for the larger amplitude oscillations. In addition to the hysteresis behavior, an unusual feature of these data were a sudden increase in the lift coefficient where the onset of stall was expected. As in the steady case, the effect of LEGR in the unsteady case was to reduce the lift coefficient at high angles of attack.

Ramsay, R.R.; Hoffman, M.J.; Gregorek, G.M. [Ohio State Univ., Columbus, OH (United States)

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Effects of grit roughness and pitch oscillations on the NACA 4415 airfoil  

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A NACA 4415 airfoil model was tested in The Ohio State University Aeronautical and Astronautical Research Laboratory 3 x 5 subsonic wind tunnel under steady state and unsteady conditions. The test defined baseline conditions for steady state angles of attack from {minus}10{degree} to +40{degree} and examined unsteady behavior by oscillating the model about its pitch axis for three mean angles, three frequencies, and two amplitudes. For all cases, Reynolds numbers of 0.75, 1, 1.25, and 1.5 million were used. In addition, these were repeated after the application of leading edge grit roughness (LEGR) to determine contamination effects on the airfoil performance. Steady state results of the NACA 4415 testing at Reynolds number of 1.25 million showed a baseline maximum lift coefficient of 1.30 at 12.3{degree} angle of attack. The application of LEGR reduced the maximum lift coefficient by 20% and increased the 0.0090 minimum drag coefficient value by 62%. The zero lift pitching moment of {minus}0.0967 showed a 13% reduction in magnitude to {minus}0.0842 with LEGR applied. Data were also obtained for two pitch oscillation amplitudes: {+-}5.5{degree} and {+-}10{degree}. The larger amplitude consistently gave a higher maximum lift coefficient than the smaller amplitude, and both unsteady maximum lift coefficients were greater than the steady state values. Stall is delayed on the airfoil while the angle of attack is increasing, thereby causing an increase in maximum lift coefficient. A hysteresis behavior was exhibited for all the unsteady test cases. The hysteresis loops were larger for the higher reduced frequencies and for the larger amplitude oscillations. As in the steady case, the effect of LEGR in the unsteady case was to reduce the lift coefficient at high angles of attack. In addition, with LEGR, the hysteresis behavior persisted into lower angles of attack than for the clean case.

Hoffmann, M.J.; Reuss Ramsay, R.; Gregorek, G.M. [Ohio State Univ., Columbus, OH (United States)

1996-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

385

Thick-Target Neutron Yield from the 19F(alpha,n) Reaction  

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Thick-target neutron yields from the 19F(alpha,n) reaction are reported for E(alpha) = 3.5 - 10.0 MeV.

E. B. Norman; T. E. Chupp; K. T. Lesko; G. L. Woodruff; P. J. Grant

2014-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

386

Simulation of micellar-polymer flooding of a layered oil reservoir of nonuniform thickness  

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The dynamics of oil displacement from a layered reservoir of nonuniform thickness consisting of two hydrodynamically connected layers of different absolute permeability is studied. Results of numerical calcula...

N. S. Khabeev; N. A. Inogamov

2008-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

387

Thick-Target Neutron Yield from the 19F(alpha,n) Reaction  

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Thick-target neutron yields from the 19F(alpha,n) reaction are reported for E(alpha) = 3.5 - 10.0 MeV.

Norman, E B; Lesko, K T; Woodruff, G L; Grant, P J

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

388

Evaluation of slug tests in wells containing a finite-thickness skin  

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The effects of a finite-thickness skin (low-permeability zone surrounding the well bore face) on the response of slug tests is investigated by using a numerical model and a simple analytical solution. The results show that, for skins of finite thicknesses, estimates of hydraulic conductivity provided by slug tests can be more representative of the skin than of the surrounding formation. When a finite-thickness skin is present, the slug test response is shifted along the horizontal axis, making estimates of hydraulic conductivity unreliable. This result is different from that obtained by using an analytical solution for a skin of infinitesimal thickness.

Faust, C.R.; Mercer, J.W.

1984-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A rough set-based effective rule generation method for classification with an application in intrusion detection  

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In this paper, we use Rough Set Theory (RST) to address the important problem of generating decision rules for data mining. In particular, we propose a rough set-based approach to mine rules from inconsistent data. It computes the lower and upper approximations for each concept, and then builds concise classification rules for each concept satisfying required classification accuracy. Estimating lower and upper approximations substantially reduces the computational complexity of the algorithm. We use UCI ML Repository data sets to test and validate the approach. We also use our approach on network intrusion data sets captured using our local network from network flows. The results show that our approach produces effective and minimal rules and provides satisfactory accuracy.

Prasanta Gogoi; Dhruba K. Bhattacharyya; Jugal K. Kalita

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Generating an indicator for pump impeller damage using half and full spectra, fuzzy preference-based rough sets and PCA  

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Parameters that vary monotonically with damage propagation are useful in condition monitoring. However, it is not easy to find such parameters especially for complex systems like pumps. A method using half and full spectra, fuzzy preference-based rough sets and principal component analysis (PCA) is proposed to generate such an indicator for tracking impeller damage in a centrifugal slurry pump. Half and full spectra are used for extracting features related to pump health status. A fuzzy preference-based rough set model is employed in the process of selecting features reflecting the damage propagation monotonically. PCA is used to condense the features and generate an indicator which represents the damage propagation. The effectiveness of the proposed method is tested using laboratory experimental data. Results show that the indicator generated by the proposed method can clearly and monotonically distinguish the health status of the pump impeller.

Xiaomin Zhao; Ming J Zuo; Tejas H Patel

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A strategy to reduce flooding in grid Fisheye State routing (GFSR) protocol with weighted rough set model using MANET  

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A mobile ad hoc networks consist of wireless hosts that may move often. Movement of host results to changes in path. The well-known Fisheye State Routing (FSR) protocol determines a route when no route exists or route breaks. To establish new path from source to destination, it broadcast control packets (route request packets), which increases the network bandwidth consumption and to reduce flooding. As mobile ad hoc networks have limited bandwidth, it is important to reduce the flooding. This paper provides a protocol which uses the weighted rough set model to control the route request packets in the existing FSR protocol in GRID. Weighted rough set theory is a mathematical tool to deal with vagueness, uncertainty and it also considers the importance of the objects (nodes).

S. Nithya Rekha; C. Chandrasekar

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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An intelligent oil reservoir identification approach by deploying quantum Levenberg-Marquardt neural network and rough set  

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An intelligent identification approach combining the features of parallel computation of quantum Levenberg-Marquardt neural network (Q-LM-NN) and information reduct of rough set is proposed as an improved alternative to common statistical identification methods and single-intelligent-based methods which are unable to attain satisfactory result in engineering applications. This approach has been tested to have better performance on reducing the cost and improving the identification accuracy than other methods in practical oil log applications.

Nanping Liu; Fei Zheng; Kewen Xia

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Evolution of surface roughness in epitaxial Si{sub 0.7}Ge{sub 0.3}(001) as a function of growth temperature (200{endash}600{degree}C) and Si(001) substrate miscut  

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Evolution of surface roughness in epitaxial Si{sub 0.7}Ge{sub 0.3} alloys grown on Si(001) as a function of temperature (200-600 C), thickness ({ital t}=7.5-100 nm), and substrate miscut were investigated by atomic force microscopy and quantified in terms of the height-difference correlation function {ital G}({rho}), in which {rho} is lateral distance and [{ital G}({rho}{r_arrow}{infinity})]{sup 1/2} is proportional to the surface width. The films were deposited by ultrahigh vacuum ion-beam sputter deposition at 0.1 nms{sup {minus}1}. Strain-induced surface roughening was found to dominate in alloys grown on singular Si(001) substrates at {ital T}{sub {ital s}}{approx_gt}450{degree}C where [{ital G}({rho}{r_arrow}{infinity})]{sup 1/2} initially increases with increasing {ital t} through the formation of coherent islanding. The islands are preferentially bounded along {l_angle}100{r_angle} directions and exhibit 105 faceting. This tendency is enhanced, with much better developed {l_angle}100{r_angle} islands separated by deep trenches{emdash}of interest for growth of self-assembled nanostructures{emdash}in films grown on Si(001)-4{degree}[100]. Increasing the film thickness above critical values for strain relaxation leads to island coalescence and surface smoothening. At very low growth temperatures ({ital T}{sub {ital s}}{le}250{degree}C), film surfaces roughen kinetically, due to limited adatom diffusivity, but at far lower rates than in the higher-temperature strain-induced regime. Si{sub 0.7}Ge{sub 0.3} alloy surfaces are smoother, while the films exhibit larger critical epitaxial thicknesses, than those of pure Si films grown in this temperature regime. There is an intermediate growth temperature range, however, over which the alloy film surfaces remain extremely smooth even at thicknesses near critical values for strain relaxation. This latter result is of potential importance for device fabrication. {copyright} {ital 1996 American Institute of Physics.}

Lee, N.; Cahill, D.G.; Greene, J.E. [Materials Science Department, the Coordinated Science Laboratory, and the Materials Research Laboratory, University of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois 61801 (United States)] [Materials Science Department, the Coordinated Science Laboratory, and the Materials Research Laboratory, University of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois 61801 (United States)

1996-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Method for Quantitative Mapping of Thick Oil Spills Using Imaging Spectroscopy  

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....................................................................................................................................................14 Figures 1. Image of oil emulsion from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico offA Method for Quantitative Mapping of Thick Oil Spills Using Imaging Spectroscopy By Roger N. Clark (AVIRIS) Team, 2010, A method for quantitative mapping of thick oil spills using imaging spectroscopy: U

Torgersen, Christian

395

UTL CONSOLIDATION AND OUT-OF-AUTOCLAVE CURING OF THICK COMPOSITE STRUCTURES  

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1 M00-022 UTL CONSOLIDATION AND OUT-OF-AUTOCLAVE CURING OF THICK COMPOSITE STRUCTURES John Player fabrication of complex composite structures, but significant thickness reduction may occur during cure due fiber/Hexcel 8552 thermoset prepreg. KEY WORDS: Composite Structures, Cure Modeling, Ultrasonics

Roylance, David

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An Affordable Approach for Robust Design of Thick Laminated Composite Structure  

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An Affordable Approach for Robust Design of Thick Laminated Composite Structure Wei Chen* Assistant of thick laminated composite structures. Our approach integrates the principles of the Robust Concept-level optimization procedure for managing the complexity of composite structure optimization. Foundational

Chen, Wei

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Radiation-Driven Flame Spread Over Thermally-Thick Fuels in Quiescent Microgravity Environments  

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Radiation-Driven Flame Spread Over Thermally-Thick Fuels in Quiescent Microgravity Environments-non-premixed, flame-spread Submitted to Twenty-Ninth International Symposium on Combustion, Sapporo, Japan, July 21 ­ July 26, 2002. #12;Radiation-Driven Flame Spread Over Thermally-Thick Fuels in Quiescent Microgravity

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Effective elastic thickness of South America and its implications for intracontinental deformation  

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Effective elastic thickness of South America and its implications for intracontinental deformation. Within cratonic South America, Te variations are observed at regional scale: relatively lower Te occurs.y. Components: 13,516 words, 8 figures. Keywords: elastic thickness; South America; lithospheric structure

Watts, A. B. "Tony"

399

Delamination at Thick Ply Drops in Carbon and Glass Fiber Laminates Under Fatigue Loading  

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1 Delamination at Thick Ply Drops in Carbon and Glass Fiber Laminates Under Fatigue Loading Daniel in composites with thickness tapering has been a concern in applications of carbon fibers. This study explored the resistance to delamination under fatigue loading of carbon and glass fiber prepreg laminates with the same

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Parabolic equation solution of seismo-acoustics problems involving variations in bathymetry and sediment thickness  

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and sediment thickness Jon M. Collisa and William L. Siegmann Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute110 8th Street within elastic sediment layers. When these methods are implemented together, the parabolic equation method can be applied to problems involving variations in bathymetry and the thickness of sediment layers

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Optimal phosphor thickness for portal imaging Jean-Pierre Bissonnette 1  

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Optimal phosphor thickness for portal imaging Jean-Pierre Bissonnette 1 a), 2 b) London Regional this approach to determine which of eight phosphor screen thicknesses ranging between 67 and 947 mg/cm2 modest improvements in the indices of image quality for phosphor screens thicker than 350­400 mg/cm2

Cunningham, Ian

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2009 ASME WIND ENERGY SYMPOSIUM Static and Fatigue Testing of Thick Adhesive Joints for  

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1 2009 ASME WIND ENERGY SYMPOSIUM Static and Fatigue Testing of Thick Adhesive Joints for Wind as wind blade size has increased. Typical blade joints use paste adhesives several millimeters thick aircraft, which are also of relevance to wind blades in many instances. The strengths of lap-shear and many

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Surface smoothing effect of an amorphous thin film deposited by atomic layer deposition on a surface with nano-sized roughness  

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Previously, Lau (one of the authors) pointed out that the deposition of an amorphous thin film by atomic layer deposition (ALD) on a substrate with nano-sized roughness probably has a surface smoothing effect. In this letter, polycrystalline zinc oxide deposited by ALD onto a smooth substrate was used as a substrate with nano-sized roughness. Atomic force microscopy (AFM) and cross-sectional transmission electron microscopy (XTEM) were used to demonstrate that an amorphous aluminum oxide thin film deposited by ALD can reduce the surface roughness of a polycrystalline zinc oxide coated substrate.

Lau, W. S., E-mail: liuweicheng@zju.edu.cn; Wan, X.; Xu, Y.; Wong, H. [Zhejiang University, Department of Information Science and Electronic Engineering, No. 38 Zheda Road, Hangzhou 310027 (China)] [Zhejiang University, Department of Information Science and Electronic Engineering, No. 38 Zheda Road, Hangzhou 310027 (China); Zhang, J. [Zhejiang University, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, No. 38 Zheda Road, Hangzhou 310027 (China)] [Zhejiang University, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, No. 38 Zheda Road, Hangzhou 310027 (China); Luo, J. K. [Zhejiang University, Department of Information Science and Electronic Engineering, No. 38 Zheda Road, Hangzhou 310027 (China) [Zhejiang University, Department of Information Science and Electronic Engineering, No. 38 Zheda Road, Hangzhou 310027 (China); Institute of Renewable Energy and Environment Technology, Bolton University, Deane Road, Bolton BL3 5 AB (United Kingdom)

2014-02-15T23:59:59.000Z

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The Effect of Inaccuracies in Weather-Ship Data on Bulk-Derived Estimates of Flux, Stability and Sea-Surface Roughness  

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An analytical error analysis (or sensitivity study) is performed for the momentum, heat, and humidity flux estimates made from weather-ship observations by using the bulk flux method. Bulk-derived stability and roughness errors are also examined. ...

Theodore V. Blanc

1986-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Global Climatology of Albedo, Roughness Length and Stomatal Resistance for Atmospheric General Circulation Models as Represented by the Simple Biosphere Model (SiB)  

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Components of the Simple Biosphere Model (SiB) of Sellers et al. were used to generate global monthly fields of surface albedo (0.4–4.0 ?m), roughness length and minimum surface (stomatal) resistance.

J. L. Dorman; P. J. Sellers

1989-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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D etailed m odeling ofreactive flow s th rough geologicm edia is necessary to understand a num ber of environm entalproblem s of national  

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Abstract D etailed m odeling ofreactive flow s th rough geologicm edia is necessary to understand porous m edia. PFLOTRAN is built on top of th e PETSc parallelscientific toolk it and uses its efficient

Mills, Richard

407

In situ measurement of low-Z material coating thickness on high Z substrate for tokamaks  

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Rutherford backscattering of energetic particles can be used to determine the thickness of a coating of a low-Z material over a heavier substrate. Simulations indicate that 5 MeV alpha particles from an {sup 241}Am source can be used to measure the thickness of a Li coating on Mo tiles between 0.5 and 15??m thick. Using a 0.1?mCi source, a thickness measurement can be accomplished in 2 h of counting. This technique could be used to measure any thin, low-Z material coating (up to 1?mg/cm{sup 2} thick) on a high-Z substrate, such as Be on W, B on Mo, or Li on Mo. By inserting a source and detector on a moveable probe, this technique could be used to provide an in situ measurement of the thickness of Li coating on NSTX-U Mo tiles. A test stand with an alpha source and an annular solid-state detector was used to investigate the measurable range of low-Z material thicknesses on Mo tiles.

Mueller, D., E-mail: dmueller@pppl.gov; Roquemore, A. L.; Jaworski, M.; Skinner, C. H.; Miller, J.; Creely, A. [Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, Princeton, New Jersey 08543 (United States); Raman, P.; Ruzic, D. [Department of Nuclear, Plasma, and Radiological Engineering, Center for Plasma Material Interaction, University of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois 61801 (United States)

2014-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

408

On the elastic energy and stress correlation in the contact between elastic solids with randomly rough surfaces  

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When two elastic solids with randomly rough surfaces are brought in contact, a very inhomogeneous stress distribution sigma(x) will occur at the interface. Here I study the elastic energy and the correlation function , where sigma(q) is the Fourier transform of sigma(x) and where stands for ensemble average. I relate to the elastic energy stored at the interface, and I show that for self affine fractal surfaces, quite generally \\sim q^{-(1+H)}, where H is the Hurst exponent of the self-affine fractal surface.

B. N. J. Persson

2008-05-06T23:59:59.000Z

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Frequency-Rank Correlations of Rhodopsin Mutations with Tuned Hydropathic Roughness Based on Self-Organized Criticality  

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The behavior of disease-linked mutations of membrane proteins is especially simple in rhodopsin, where they are well-studied, as they are responsible for retinitis pigmentosa, RP (retinal degeneration). Here we show that the frequency of occurrence of single RP mutations is strongly influenced by their posttranslational survival rates, and that this survival correlates well (82%) with a long-range, non-local hydropathic measure of the roughness of the water interfaces of ex-membrane rhodopsin based on self-organized criticality (SOC). It is speculated that this concept may be generally useful in studying survival rates of many mutated proteins.

J. C. Phillips

2012-01-05T23:59:59.000Z

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Combing rough set and RBF neural network for large-scale ship recognition in optical satellite images  

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Large scale ship recognition in optical remote sensing images is of great importance for many military applications. It aims to recognize the category information of the detected ships for effective maritime surveillance. The contributions of the paper can be summarized as follows: Firstly, based on the rough set theory, the common discernibility degree is used to compute the significance weight of each candidate feature and select valid recognition features automatically; Secondly, RBF neural network is constructed based on the selected recognition features. Experiments on recorded optical satellite images show the proposed method is effective and can get better classification rates at a higher speed than the state of the art methods.

Lu Chunyan; Zou Huanxin; Sun Hao; Zhou Shilin

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Use of a temporal approach to the three-dimensional image formation of a distant rough nonplanar object  

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A method is proposed to reconstruct three-dimensional images of a distant nonplanar rough object by the speckle pattern of its flat image, which is calculated using the temporal approach based on the time correlation function of probe radiation with a coherence length smaller than the size of the probed object. We analyse the influence of the angular resolution of the optical system, forming an image of the object, and additive noises on the reconstruction accuracy of the object surface shape using the proposed method. (imaging)

Mandrosov, V I [Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (State University), Dolgoprudnyi, Moscow Region (Russian Federation)

2011-02-28T23:59:59.000Z

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Net thickness of the radioactive shale facies in the lower Olentangy shale (Hamilton group)  

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The net thickness of radioactive shale is determined by first establishing a normal base line for each well based upon the gamma ray log response of shale units, such as the Bedford, Chagrin, and certain units within the Olentangy, observed to be fairly consistently radioactive. Radioactive shales are then defined as those shales having a gamma ray response 20 API units or more to the right of the shale base line. The combined thickness of beds reaching the radioactive shale threshold value is reported as the net thickness of radioactive shale facies within the mapping unit. Maps are included.

Majchszak, F.L.; Honeycutt, M.

1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Net thickness of the radioactive shale facies in the Cleveland member of the Ohio shale  

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The net thickness of radioactive shale is determined by first establishing a normal base line for each well based upon the gamma ray log response of shale units, such as the Bedford, Chagrin, and certain units within the Olentangy, observed to be fairly consistently radioactive. Radioactive shales are then defined as those shales having a gamma ray response 20 API units or more to the right of the shale base line. The combined thickness of beds reaching the radioactive shale threshold value is reported as the net thickness of radioactive shale facies within the mapping unit.

Majchszak, F.L.; Honeycutt, M.

1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

414

Optical Histology: A Method to Visualize Microvasculature in Thick Tissue Sections of Mouse Brain  

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Austin J. Moy1,2 , Matthew P. Wiersma1,2 , Bernard Choi1,2,3 * 1 Beckman Laser Institute, University: Moy AJ, Wiersma MP, Choi B (2013) Optical Histology: A Method to Visualize Microvasculature in Thick

Rose, Michael R.

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Impact of the insulation materials’ features on the determination of optimum insulation thickness  

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The optimum thickness of the building envelope insulation materials depends on a large number of ... used in the building, and specifically the insulation ones, are included in the process to calculate the optimu...

Jérôme Barrau; Manel Ibanez; Ferran Badia

2014-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

416

Coextruded Polyethylene and Wood-Flour Composite: Effect of Shell Thickness, Wood Loading, and Core  

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Coextruded Polyethylene and Wood-Flour Composite: Effect of Shell Thickness, Wood Loading, and Core recycled polyethylene and wood-flour composites with core­shell structure were manufactured using a pilot

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Tropospheric Aerosol Optical Thickness from the GOCART Model and Comparisons with Satellite and Sun Photometer Measurements  

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The Georgia Institute of Technology–Goddard Global Ozone Chemistry Aerosol Radiation and Transport (GOCART) model is used to simulate the aerosol optical thickness ? for major types of tropospheric aerosols including sulfate, dust, organic carbon ...

Mian Chin; Paul Ginoux; Stefan Kinne; Omar Torres; Brent N. Holben; Bryan N. Duncan; Randall V. Martin; Jennifer A. Logan; Akiko Higurashi; Teruyuki Nakajima

2002-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

418

Thickness Measurement of Fracture Fluid Gel Filter Cake after Static Build Up and Shear Erosion  

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. Despite proven economic benefit, the hydraulic fracture fluid damages the producing formation and the propped fracture. To analyze the gel damage effect quantitatively, the filter cake thickness is used as a parameter that has not been measured before...

Xu, Ben

2011-08-08T23:59:59.000Z

419

Extrusion of Aluminum Tubes with Axially Graded Wall Thickness and Mechanical Characterization  

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Abstract In this study the indirect extrusion of seamless aluminum tubes with variable wall thickness was investigated. Therefore, an axially moveable stepped mandrel was applied. Investigations revealed that wall thickness transitions can either be graded over the tube length or very sharp. The microstructures in thin-walled and thick-walled tube sections were investigated. The local variation of the extrusion ratio and with that the tube wall thickness, product velocity and product temperature during the process lead to significantly different local microstructures at TB=400 °C. At TB=500 °C the microstructure was homogeneously recrystallized with similar grain size in all different tube sections. Furthermore, the mechanical tube properties were characterized by three point bending tests.

M. Negendank; S. Müller; W. Reimers

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

420

Analysis of Antarctic Sea Ice Thickness: A Newly Created Database for 2000-2009  

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Observations of Antarctic sea ice thickness are sporadic in space and time, hindering knowledge of its variability. A proxy based on stage of development data from the National Ice Center (NIC) weekly operational charts is used to create a high...

Morgan, Benjamin Patrick

2012-10-19T23:59:59.000Z

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Net thickness of the radioactive shale facies in the upper Olentangy Shale  

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This map represents the net thickness of the radioactive shale facies included in that part of the Olentangy Shale of Ohio which correlates to the West Falls, Sonyea, and Genesee Formations of New York State. Specifically excluded from consideration is the uppermost part of the upper Olentangy Shale which correlates to the Java Formation of New York. The net thickness of radioactive shale is determined by first establishing a normal base line for each well based upon the gamma ray log response of shale units, such as the Bedford, Chagrin, and certain units within the Olentangy, observed to be fairly consistently radioactive. Radioactive shales are then defined as those shales having a gamma ray response 20 API units or more to the right of the shale base line. The combined thickness of beds reaching the radioactive shale threshold value is reported as the net thickness of radioactive shale facies within the mapping unit.

Honeycutt, M.; Majchszak, F.L.

1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

422

The Doppler effect in the field of a thick spherical shell  

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The relativistic field of a thick spherical shell of matter is worthy of notice inasmuch as it provides the only known example of a Euclidean pocket in a Riemannian space-time. The boundary conditions are used to...

V. V. Narlikar F.A.Sc.; Ayodhya Prasad M.Sc.

1949-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Aqueous Synthesis of Zinc Blende CdTe/CdS Magic-Core/Thick-Shell...  

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CdTeCdS Magic-CoreThick-Shell Tetrahedral Shaped Nanocrystals with Emission Tunable to Near-Infrared Authors: Deng, Z., Schulz, O., Lin, S., Ding, B., Liu, X., Wei, X., Ros, R.,...

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The effect of stratum thickness ratio on crossflow in a stratified petroleum reservoir  

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THE EFFECT OF STRATUM THICKNESS RATIO ON CROSSFLOW IN A STRATIFIED PETROLEUM RESERVOIR A Thesis By Michael J. Kereluk Submitted to the Graduate College of the Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree... of MASTER OF SCIENCE May 4966 Major Subject: Petroleum Engineering THE EFFECT OF STRATUM THICKNESS RATIO ON CROSSFLOW IN A STRATIFIED PETROLEUM RESERVOIR A Thesis By Michael I. Kereluk Approved as to style and content by: Chazrma of Com 'ttee...

Kereluk, Michael Joseph

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Thickness estimation of subsurface layers in asphalt pavement using monstatic ground penetrating radar  

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THICKNESS ESTIMATION OF SUBSURFACE LAYERS IN ASPHALT PAVEMENT USING MONSTATIC GROUND PENETRATING RADAR A Thesis CHUN LOK LAU Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirements... for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE December 1991 Major Subject: Electrical Engineering THICKNESS ESTIMATION OF SUBSURFACE LAYERS IN ASPHALT PAVEMENT USING MONSTATIC GROUND PENETRATING RADAR A Thesis CHUN LOK LAU Approved as to style and content by...

Lau, Chun Lok

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

426

Minimum thickness for circumferential sleeve repair fillet welds in corroded gas pipelines  

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The minimum weldable pipe wall thickness for sleeve repair welds is numerically assessed in this work, as a function of pressure during the welding operations of a corroded gas pipeline, according to the approach by Battelle. The minimum weldable thickness is found to increase when the flow rate of the transported gas in the section being repaired increases. Integrity of the repairs is assessed, and alternative measures to momentarily increase the flow in the area of the repair are evaluated.

A.P Cisilino; M.D Chapetti; J.L Otegui

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

427

Growth valley dividing single-and multi-walled carbon nanotubes: combinatorial study of nominal thickness of Co catalyst  

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thickness of Co catalyst Kazunori Kakehi1 , Suguru Noda1* , Shigeo Maruyama2 , and Yukio Yamaguchi1 1 thickness of Co catalyst, the structure of the catalyst particles, and the structure of carbon nanotubes (CNTs) growing from the catalysts was investigated. A gradient thickness profile of Co was prepared

Maruyama, Shigeo

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Incremental update of approximations in dominance-based rough sets approach under the variation of attribute values  

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Abstract Dominance-based Rough Sets Approach (DRSA) has received much attention since it is able to acquire knowledge from information with preference ordered attribute domains and decision classes. In many real-life applications, the information systems may evolve over time dynamically. In a dynamic information system, the obtained knowledge, e.g., approximations in DRSA, need to be updated for decision making and other related tasks. As a useful technique, the incremental update can be applied to process dynamic information with revising the obtained knowledge. In this paper, we propose an incremental approach for maintaining approximations of DRSA when attribute values vary over time. Some numerical examples illustrate that the incremental approach can renew approximations of DRSA without beginning from scratch. Experimental evaluations show that the incremental algorithm can effectively reduce the computational time in comparison with the non-incremental one when the ratio of the attribute values varied is less than a threshold.

Shaoyong Li; Tianrui Li

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Thick adherent dielectric films on plastic substrates and method for depositing same  

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Thick adherent dielectric films deposited on plastic substrates for use as a thermal barrier layer to protect the plastic substrates from high temperatures which, for example, occur during laser annealing of layers subsequently deposited on the dielectric films. It is desirable that the barrier layer has properties including: a thickness of 1 .mu.m or greater, adheres to a plastic substrate, does not lift-off when cycled in temperature, has few or no cracks and does not crack when subjected to bending, resistant to lift-off when submersed in fluids, electrically insulating and preferably transparent. The thick barrier layer may be composed, for example, of a variety of dielectrics and certain metal oxides, and may be deposited on a variety of plastic substrates by various known deposition techniques. The key to the method of forming the thick barrier layer on the plastic substrate is maintaining the substrate cool during deposition of the barrier layer. Cooling of the substrate maybe accomplished by the use of a cooling chuck on which the plastic substrate is positioned, and by directing cooling gas, such as He, Ar and N.sub.2, between the plastic substrate and the cooling chucks. Thick adherent dielectric films up to about 5 .mu.m have been deposited on plastic substrates which include the above-referenced properties, and which enable the plastic substrates to withstand laser processing temperatures applied to materials deposited on the dielectric films.

Wickboldt, Paul (Walnut Creek, CA); Ellingboe, Albert R. (Fremont, CA); Theiss, Steven D. (Woodbury, MN); Smith, Patrick M. (San Ramon, CA)

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

430

Variable Crustal Thickness In The Western Great Basin- A Compilation Of Old  

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Variable Crustal Thickness In The Western Great Basin- A Compilation Of Old Variable Crustal Thickness In The Western Great Basin- A Compilation Of Old And New Refraction Data Jump to: navigation, search GEOTHERMAL ENERGYGeothermal Home Conference Paper: Variable Crustal Thickness In The Western Great Basin- A Compilation Of Old And New Refraction Data Details Activities (3) Areas (3) Regions (0) Abstract: Utilizing commercial mine blasts and local earthquakes, as well as a dense array of portable seismographs, we have achieved long-range crustal refraction profiles across northern Nevada and the Sierra Nevada Mountains. In our most recent refraction experiment, the Idaho-Nevada-California (INC) transect, we used a dense spacing of 411 portable seismographs and 4.5-Hz geophones. The instruments were able to record events ranging from large mine blasts to small local earthquakes.

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Thickness of surficial sediment at and near the Idaho National Engineering Laboratory, Idaho  

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Thickness of surficial sediment was determined from natural-gamma logs in 333 wells at and near the Idaho National Engineering Laboratory in eastern Idaho to provide reconnaissance data for future site-characterization studies. Surficial sediment, which is defined as the unconsolidated clay, silt, sand, and gravel that overlie the uppermost basalt flow at each well, ranges in thickness from 0 feet in seven wells drilled through basalt outcrops east of the Idaho Chemical Processing Plant to 313 feet in well Site 14 southeast of the Big Lost River sinks. Surficial sediment includes alluvial, lacustrine, eolian, and colluvial deposits that generally accumulated during the past 200 thousand years. Additional thickness data, not included in this report, are available from numerous auger holes and foundation borings at and near most facilities.

Anderson, S.R.; Liszewski, M.J.; Ackerman, D.J.

1996-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Thickness measurement system for transparent plates using dual digital versatile disc (DVD) pickups  

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A low-cost high-precision thickness measurement system for transparent plates that uses dual digital versatile disc (DVD) pickups is proposed. The two DVD pickups are used as the transmitter and the receiver in the measurement system, respectively. One of the DVD pickups emits a laser to the other DVD pickup (receiver) and projects on the photodiode integrated circuit of the receiver. The transparent plate is placed in the optical path to change the focused point that will affect the focusing error signal (FES) of the receiver. Using the FES, a mathematical model for thickness measurement based on the geometric optical method is developed. The experimental results show that the accuracy is 1.5 {mu}m, and the uncertainty is estimated to be {+-}1.37 {mu}m for the measured thickness of 150{mu}m.

Liu, Chien-Hung; Yeh, Shien-Chang; Huang, Hsueh-Liang

2010-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Axial-scanning low-coherence interferometer method for noncontact thickness measurement of biological samples  

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We investigated a high-precision optical method for measuring the thickness of biological samples regardless of their transparency. The method is based on the precise measurement of optical path length difference of the end surfaces of objects, using a dual-arm axial-scanning low-coherence interferometer. This removes any consideration of the shape, thickness, or transparency of testing objects when performing the measurement. Scanning the reference simplifies the measurement setup, resulting in unambiguous measurement. Using a 1310 nm wavelength superluminescent diode, with a 65 nm bandwidth, the measurement accuracy was as high as 11.6 {mu}m. We tested the method by measuring the thickness of both transparent samples and nontransparent soft biological tissues.

Kim, Do-Hyun; Song, Chul-Gyu; Ilev, Ilko K.; Kang, Jin U.

2011-02-20T23:59:59.000Z

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Green light emitting diode grown on thick strain-reduced GaN template  

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Abstract We report a green light-emitting diode (LED) grown on thick strain-reduced GaN template. As the injection current changes from 20 mA to 120 mA, blue-shift of EL peak wavelength reduces from 9.3 nm for the LED on sapphire substrate to 6.8 nm for the LED grown on thick strain-reduced GaN template. Furthermore, the light output power and external quantum efficiency of the LED on thick strain-reduced GaN template are respectively 1.48 mW and 2.5% at the forward current of 20 mA, which is twice as much as the LED on sapphire substrate. In contrast, the reverse current is 2 ?A lower than that of the LED on the sapphire at ?8 V.

Jiankun Yang; Tongbo Wei; Qiang Hu; Ziqiang Huo; Baojuan Sun; Ruifei Duan; Junxi Wang

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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LATERAL HEAT FLOW INFRARED THERMOGRAPHY FOR THICKNESS INDEPENDENT DETERMINATION OF THERMAL DIFFUSIVITY IN CFRP  

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In conventional infrared thermography, determination of thermal diffusivity requires thickness information. Recently GE has been experimenting with the use of lateral heat flow to determine thermal diffusivity without thickness information. This work builds on previous work at NASA Langley and Wayne State University but we incorporate thermal time of flight (tof) analysis rather than curve fitting to obtain quantitative information. We have developed appropriate theoretical models and a tof based data analysis framework to experimentally determine all components of thermal diffusivity from the time-temperature measurements. Initial validation was carried out using finite difference simulations. Experimental validation was done using anisotropic carbon fiber reinforced polymer (CFRP) composites. We found that in the CFRP samples used, the in-plane component of diffusivity is about eight times larger than the through-thickness component.

Tralshawala, Nilesh; Howard, Don; Knight, Bryon; Plotnikov, Yuri; Ringermacher, Harry [Nondestructive Technologies Laboratory, GE--Global Research Center, Niskayuna, NY 12309 (United States)

2008-02-28T23:59:59.000Z

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Thickness and density of adsorbed additive layer on metal surface in lubricant by neutron reflectometry  

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The thickness and density of the adsorbed additive layer on a metal surface in lubricant were directly measured by neutron reflectometry. First, two kinds of metal surfaces, iron and copper, on ultra-flat silicon blocks were prepared by physical vapor deposition. After that, each target surface was analyzed by neutron reflectometry in air, in base oil and in base oil with an additive. Poly-alpha-olefin was used as the base oil, while deuterated acetic acid was used as an additive. Fitting operation based on Parratt's theory showed that the thicknesses of the adsorbed layers on the iron and copper surfaces were quite thin, only 2.0 nm. The friction coefficients of the metal surfaces measured by a ball-on-disk tribometer decreased considerably when the acetic acid was added to the base oil. It was concluded that the additive adsorbed layers on the metal surfaces considerably affected friction properties despite being only several nanometers thick.

Tomoko Hirayama; Takashi Torii; Yohei Konishi; Masayuki Maeda; Takashi Matsuoka; Kazuko Inoue; Masahiro Hino; Dai Yamazaki; Masayasu Takeda

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Physicochemical controls on absorbed water film thickness in unsaturated geological media  

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Adsorbed water films commonly coat mineral surfaces in unsaturated soils and rocks, reducing flow and transport rates. Therefore, it is important to understand how adsorbed film thickness depends on matric potential, surface chemistry, and solution chemistry. Here, the problem of adsorbed water film thickness is examined through combining capillary scaling with the Derjaguin-Landau-Verwey-Overbeek (DLVO) theory. Novel aspects of this analysis include determining capillary influences on film thicknesses, and incorporating solution chemistry-dependent electrostatic potential at air-water interfaces. Capillary analysis of monodisperse packings of spherical grains provided estimated ranges of matric potentials where adsorbed films are stable, and showed that pendular rings within drained porous media retain most of the 'residual' water except under very low matric potentials. Within drained pores, capillary contributions to thinning of adsorbed films on spherical grains are shown to be small, such that DLVO calculations for flat surfaces are suitable approximations. Hamaker constants of common soil minerals were obtained to determine ranges of the dispersion component to matric potential-dependent film thickness. The pressure component associated with electrical double layer forces was estimated using the compression and linear superposition approximations. The pH-dependent electrical double layer pressure component is the dominant contribution to film thicknesses at intermediate values of matric potential, especially in lower ionic strength solutions (< 10 mol m{sup -3}) on surfaces with higher magnitude electrostatic potentials (more negative than - 50 mV). Adsorbed water films are predicted to usually range in thickness from 1 to 20 nm in drained pores and fractures of unsaturated environments.

Tokunaga, T.

2011-06-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Simultaneous measurement of group refractive index and thickness of optical samples using optical coherence tomography  

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Optical coherence tomography (OCT), based on a Michelson interferometer and utilizing low coherence light as the optical source, is a novel technique for the noninvasive imaging of optical scattering media. A simple OCT scheme based on a 3x3 fiber coupler is presented for the simultaneous measurement of the refractive index and thickness of optical samples. The proposed system enables the refractive index and thickness to be determined without any prior knowledge of the sample parameters and is characterized by a simple and compact configuration, a straightforward measurement procedure, and a low cost. The feasibility of the proposed approach is demonstrated experimentally using BK7 and B270 optical glass samples.

Cheng, Hsu-Chih; Liu, Yi-Cheng

2010-02-10T23:59:59.000Z

439

Method and apparatus for determining diameter and wall thickness of minute hollow spherical shells  

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Method and apparatus for determining diameter and wall thickness of hollow microspheres or shells wherein terminal velocities of shells traveling in fluid-filled conduits of differing diameters are measured. A wall-effect factor is determined as a ratio of the terminal velocities, and shell outside diameter may then be ascertained as a predetermined empirical function of wall-effect factor. For shells of known outside diameter, wall thickness may then be ascertained as a predetermined empirical function of terminal velocity in either conduit.

Steinman, D.A.

1980-05-30T23:59:59.000Z

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1 Microscopic and environmental controls on the spacing and thickness of segregated 2 ice lenses  

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water, and ice conspire with the prevailing environmental conditions 52 to produce macroscopic ice by Henry (2000). The first comprehensive and tractable model 57 for ice lens growth was produced by O1 Microscopic and environmental controls on the spacing and thickness of segregated 2 ice lenses 3

Rempel, Alan W.

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Terahertz Sensor for Non-Contact Thickness and Quality Measurement of Automobile Paints of Varying Complexity  

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to resolve coating layers down to a thickness of 18 $mu{hbox{m}}$ and was validated for both single- and multi-layer automobile paint samples. Results of the terahertz measurements were benchmarked against other techniques that are currently used for non...

Su, Ke; Shen, Yao-Chun; Zeitler, J. Axel

2014-06-06T23:59:59.000Z

442

Coating application and evaluation for heavy wall thickness, temperature and pressure pipeline  

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A Venezuelan oil company is developing a project for high pressure gas injection for oil recovery. This project has a compression plant to increase the gas pressure from 1,200 to 9,000 psi. Due to the high gas pressure (9,000 psi) and high temperature (90 C), a carbon steel API 5L-X60 with 2.5 in thickness pipe has been selected. The gas is transported from the compression plant to the injection well. This type of pipeline is unique in the world and in the authors` knowledge no one has applied and evaluated external coating for this combination of heavy wall thickness, pressure and temperature pipeline. Dual fusion bonded epoxy was selected as main coating, combined with high temperature sleeves for the joints. Several parameters were considered in the selection of the coating: high temperature, wall thickness, application condition, heat during the welding process and coating performance in the lab. The large amount of heat accumulated during the application, due to the thick wall, requires a modification of coating application parameters, as well as the cooling condition. The evaluation of the coating was performed with a specially designed test for high temperatures. The laboratory results (impact resistance, degree of curing, cathodic disbonding, adhesion and hot water immersion) indicate that the application condition used was good to obtain a product under specification.

Rodriguez, V.; Perozo, E.; Alvarez, E. [Intevep, S.A., Caracas (Venezuela). Tecnologia de Materiales

1997-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Layer-thickness dependence of cw photoluminescence in single a-Si:H layers  

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Photoluminescence data are presented for ultrathin single layers of a-Si:H deposited on a-SiO2. We observe a nonmonotonic shift of the luminescence peak with layer thickness, indicating that more than one mechanism is operative. Possible sources of the opposing shifts are discussed.

B. A. Wilson; C. M. Taylor; J. P. Harbison

1986-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

444

Altering Anode Thickness To Improve Power Production in Microbial Fuel Cells with Different Electrode Distances  

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Altering Anode Thickness To Improve Power Production in Microbial Fuel Cells with Different ABSTRACT: A better understanding of how anode and separator physical properties affect power production the cathode can limit power production by bacteria on the anode when using closely spaced electrodes

445

Is cartilage thickness different in young subjects with and without patellofemoral pain?  

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, Stanford, CA, USA { Rehabilitation R&D Center, VA Palo Alto Health Care System, Palo Alto, CA, USA Summary factor in the development of pain in the female population. ª 2006 OsteoArthritis Research Society in the osteoarthritic population21,24e26 . Cartilage thickness may also play a role in patellofemoral pain because

Delp, Scott

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Variation in hominoid molar enamel thickness Tanya M. Smith a,*, Anthony J. Olejniczak a  

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Variation in hominoid molar enamel thickness Tanya M. Smith a,*, Anthony J. Olejniczak a , Lawrence; fax: C49 341 35 50 399. E-mail addresses: tsmith@eva.mpg.de (T.M. Smith), aolejnic@ic.sunysb.edu (A has been commonly assessed as a linear measurement of enamel visible in worn or naturally fractured

Smith, Tanya M.

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INVESTIGATION OF SEASONAL SEA-ICE THICKNESS VARIABILITY IN THE ROSS SEA Beth A. Schellenberg  

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routinely produced weekly ice charts since the 1970's. From the period of 1995 to 2000, classificationINVESTIGATION OF SEASONAL SEA-ICE THICKNESS VARIABILITY IN THE ROSS SEA Beth A. Schellenberg P1.23 1. INTRODUCTION A number of studies suggest a connections between sea-ice variability

Geiger, Cathleen

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Improvement of radar ice-thickness measurements of Greenland outlet glaciers using SAR processing  

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Extensive aircraft-based radar ice-thickness measurements over the interior and outlet-glacier regions of the Greenland ice sheet have been obtained by the University of Kansas since 1993, with the latest airborne surveys conducted in May 2001...

Braaten, David A.; Gogineni, S. Prasad; Tammana, Dilip; Namburi, Saikiran; Paden, John; Gurumoorthy, Krishna K.

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Light Trapping Textures Designed by Electromagnetic Optimization for Sub-Wavelength Thick Solar Cells  

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Light Trapping Textures Designed by Electromagnetic Optimization for Sub-Wavelength Thick Solar Sciences Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory July 23, 2013 Abstract Light trapping in solar the surface of the solar cell, where n is the material refractive index. This ray-optics absorption

California at Irvine, University of

450

Fracture of Hydrided Zircaloy-4 Sheet under Through-Thickness Crack Growth Conditions  

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The failure of thin-wall components such as fuel cladding may be caused by crack initiation on the component surface and subsequent crack growth through its thickness. This study has determined the fracture toughness of hydrided cold-worked stress relieved Zircaloy-4 sheet subject to through-thickness crack growth at 25 deg. C. The experimental approach utilizes a novel procedure in which a narrow linear strip of brittle hydride blister across the specimen width creates a well-defined pre-crack upon initial loading. The subsequent crack growth resistance is then characterized by four-point bending of the specimen and an elastic-plastic fracture mechanics analysis. At room temperature, the through-thickness fracture toughness (K{sub Q}) is sensitive to the orientation of the hydride platelets, and K{sub Q} {approx_equal} 25 MPavm for crack growth through a mixed in-plane/out-of-plane hydride field. In contrast, K{sub Q} is much higher ({approx_equal} 75 MPavm) when the hydride platelets are oriented predominantly in the plane of the sheet (and therefore normal to both the crack plane and the crack growth direction). The implication of these fracture toughness values to the fracture strain behavior of hydrided Zircaloy-4 under through-thickness crack growth conditions is illustrated. (authors)

Raynaud, P.A.; Koss, D.A. [Department of Materials Science and Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802 (United States); Motta, A.T. [Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802 (United States); Chan, K.S. [Southwest Research Institute, San Antonio, TX 78238 (United States)

2007-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Forensic Anthropology Population Data Facial reconstruction: Soft tissue thickness values for South African black females  

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Forensic Anthropology Population Data Facial reconstruction: Soft tissue thickness values for South African black females D. Cavanagh, M. Steyn * Forensic Anthropology Research Centre, Department of Anatomy, University of Pretoria, P.O. Box 2034, Pretoria 0001, South Africa 1. Introduction Forensic facial

Frey, Pascal

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Discrepancy between Subcritical and Fast Rupture Roughness: A Cumulant Analysis N. Mallick, P.-P. Cortet, S. Santucci,* S. G. Roux, and L. Vanel  

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Discrepancy between Subcritical and Fast Rupture Roughness: A Cumulant Analysis N. Mallick, P the slow (subcritical) and the fast growth regime. DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.98.255502 PACS numbers: 62, crack growth starts in a subcritical regime where the growth is slow (v 10ÿ5­10ÿ2 m sÿ1) and reaches

Roux, Stephane

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Immiscible displacements in rough-walled fractures: Competition between roughening by random aperture variations and smoothing by in-plane curvature  

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Immiscible displacements in rough-walled fractures: Competition between roughening by random-walled fractures is controlled by the competition between random aperture variability which tends to roughen parameters: one that controls roughening the coefficient of variation of the aperture field, and another

Detwiler, Russell

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Roughness-based monitoring of transparency and conductivity in boron-doped ZnO thin films prepared by spray pyrolysis  

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Graphical abstract: Display Omitted Highlights: ? We report surface roughness dependent transparency and conductivity in ZnO films. ? The surface roughness with respected to boron doping concentrations is studied. ? Boron doped and pristine Zinc oxide thin films have showed ?95% transmittance. ? Increased carrier concentration of 9.21 × 10{sup 21} cm{sup ?3} revealed from Hall measurement. -- Abstract: Sprayed polycrystalline ZnO and boron-doped ZnO thin films composed of spherical grains of 25–32 nm in diameters are used in roughness measurement and further correlated with the transparency and the conductivity characteristics. The surface roughness is increased up to Zn{sub 0.98}B{sub 0.02}O and then declined at higher boron concentrations. The sprayed ZnO films revealed ?95% transmittance in the visible wavelength range, 1.956 × 10{sup ?4} ? cm electrical resistivity, 46 cm{sup 2}/V s Hall mobility and 9.21 × 10{sup 21} cm{sup ?3} charge carrier concentration. The X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy study has confirmed 0.15 eV binding energy change for Zn 2p{sub 3/2} when 2 at% boron content is mixed without altering electro-optical properties substantially. Finally, using soft modeling importance of these textured ZnO over non-textured films for enhancing the solar cells performance is explored.

Gaikwad, Rajendra S. [Clean Energy Research Center, Korea Institute of Science and Technology, Seoul 130-650 (Korea, Republic of) [Clean Energy Research Center, Korea Institute of Science and Technology, Seoul 130-650 (Korea, Republic of); Department of Physics, Yashwantrao Mohite College, Bharati Vidyapeeth Deemed University, Pune 411038, Maharashtra (India); Bhande, Sambhaji S. [Centre for Nanomaterials and Energy Devices, School of Physical Sciences, Swami Ramand Teerth Marathwada University, Nanded (India)] [Centre for Nanomaterials and Energy Devices, School of Physical Sciences, Swami Ramand Teerth Marathwada University, Nanded (India); Mane, Rajaram S., E-mail: rsmane_2000@yahoo.com [Clean Energy Research Center, Korea Institute of Science and Technology, Seoul 130-650 (Korea, Republic of); Inorganic Nanomaterials Laboratory, Department of Chemistry, Hanyang University, Seoul 133-791 (Korea, Republic of); Centre for Nanomaterials and Energy Devices, School of Physical Sciences, Swami Ramand Teerth Marathwada University, Nanded (India); Pawar, Bhagwat N. [Department of Physics, Yashwantrao Mohite College, Bharati Vidyapeeth Deemed University, Pune 411038, Maharashtra (India)] [Department of Physics, Yashwantrao Mohite College, Bharati Vidyapeeth Deemed University, Pune 411038, Maharashtra (India); Gaikwad, Sanjay L. [Centre for Nanomaterials and Energy Devices, School of Physical Sciences, Swami Ramand Teerth Marathwada University, Nanded (India)] [Centre for Nanomaterials and Energy Devices, School of Physical Sciences, Swami Ramand Teerth Marathwada University, Nanded (India); Han, Sung-Hwan [Inorganic Nanomaterials Laboratory, Department of Chemistry, Hanyang University, Seoul 133-791 (Korea, Republic of)] [Inorganic Nanomaterials Laboratory, Department of Chemistry, Hanyang University, Seoul 133-791 (Korea, Republic of); Joo, Oh-Shim, E-mail: jookat@kist.ac.kr [Clean Energy Research Center, Korea Institute of Science and Technology, Seoul 130-650 (Korea, Republic of)] [Clean Energy Research Center, Korea Institute of Science and Technology, Seoul 130-650 (Korea, Republic of)

2012-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Roughly speaking, a set is a collection of objects. The objects are called the members or the elements of the set.  

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2-24-2007 Sets Roughly speaking, a set is a collection of objects. The objects are called the members or the elements of the set. Set theory is the basis for mathematics, and there are a number of axiom systems for set theory; von Neumann-G¨odel-Bernays (NBG) and Zermelo-Fraenkel-Choice (ZFC

Ikenaga, Bruce

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Region-based quantitative and hierarchical attribute reduction in the two-category decision theoretic rough set model  

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Abstract Quantitative attribute reduction exhibits applicability but complexity when compared to qualitative reduction. According to the two-category decision theoretic rough set model, this paper mainly investigates quantitative reducts and their hierarchies (with qualitative reducts) from a regional perspective. (1) An improved type of classification regions is proposed, and its preservation reduct (CRP-Reduct) is studied. (2) Reduction targets and preservation properties of set regions are analyzed, and the set-region preservation reduct (SRP-Reduct) is studied. (3) Separability of set regions and rule consistency is verified, and the quantitative and qualitative double-preservation reduct (DP-Reduct) is established. (4) Hierarchies of CRP-Reduct, SRP-Reduct, and DP-Reduct are explored with two qualitative reducts: the Pawlak-Reduct and knowledge-preservation reduct (KP-Reduct). (5) Finally, verification experiments are provided. CRP-Reduct, SRP-Reduct, and DP-Reduct expand layer by layer Pawlak-Reduct and exhibit quantitative applicability, and the experimental results indicate their effectiveness and hierarchies regarding Pawlak-Reduct and KP-Reduct.

Xianyong Zhang; Duoqian Miao

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Probing the electronic structure of graphene sheets with various thicknesses by scanning transmission X-ray microscopy  

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The electronic structure of an aggregation of graphene sheets with various thicknesses was probed by scanning transmission X-ray microscopy. A uniform oxidation of the graphene sheets in the flat area was observed regardless of the thickness, while in the folded area the result could be strongly affected by the geometry. Moreover, thick parts of the aggregation showed strong angle-dependence to the incident X-ray, while thin parts showed less angle-dependence, which might be related to the surface wrinkles and ripples. The electronic structure differences due to the geometry and thickness suggest a complicated situation in the aggregation of graphene sheets.

Bai, Lili; Liu, Jinyin; Zhao, Guanqi; Gao, Jing; Sun, Xuhui, E-mail: xhsun@suda.edu.cn, E-mail: jzhong@suda.edu.cn; Zhong, Jun, E-mail: xhsun@suda.edu.cn, E-mail: jzhong@suda.edu.cn [Soochow University-Western University Centre for Synchrotron Radiation Research, Institute of Functional Nano and Soft Materials Laboratory (FUNSOM) and Collaborative Innovation Center of Suzhou Nano Science and Technology, Soochow University, Suzhou 215123 (China)] [Soochow University-Western University Centre for Synchrotron Radiation Research, Institute of Functional Nano and Soft Materials Laboratory (FUNSOM) and Collaborative Innovation Center of Suzhou Nano Science and Technology, Soochow University, Suzhou 215123 (China)

2013-12-16T23:59:59.000Z

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MCELROY REPORT; ROUGH DRAFT  

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Combining a New 3-D Seismic S-Wave Propagation Analysis Combining a New 3-D Seismic S-Wave Propagation Analysis for Remote Fracture Detection with a Robust Subsurface Microfracture-Based Verification Technique FINAL REPORT June 6, 2000-December 31, 2003 Principal Authors: Bob Hardage, M. M. Backus, M. V. DeAngelo, R. J. Graebner, S. E. Laubach, and Paul Murray Report Issue Date: February 2004 DOE Contract No. DE-AC26-00NT40690 Submitting Organization: Bureau of Economic Geology The University of Texas at Austin University Station, Box X Austin, TX 78713-8924 Disclaimer This report was prepared as an account of work sponsored by an agency of the United States Government. Neither the United States Government nor any agency thereof, nor any of their employees, makes any warranty, express or implied, or assumes any legal

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Using Na+MMT nanoclay as a secondary filler in plywood manufacturing  

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Eight adhesive formulations were developed using two types of resin by urea–formaldehyde (UF) and melamine-urea formaldehyde (MUF) resins and four levels of sodium montmorillonite (Na+MMT) nanoclay by 0, 2.5, 5, ...

Kazem Doosthoseini; Hamid Zarea-Hosseinabadi

2010-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Lightweight plywood construction assembly : a lightweight approach to the elegant utilitarian form  

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What will be the fundamental aspect and concern of today's good design? As global energy reserves deplete over the coming decades, a strategy of reduced consumption will be essential to the production of furniture and ...

Kwong, Edmund Ming Yip

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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461

Application of Spray Foam Insulation Under Plywood and Oriented Strand Board Roof Sheathing  

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Unvented roof strategies with open cell and closed cell spray polyurethane foam insulation sprayed to the underside of roof sheathing have been used since the mid-1990's to provide durable and efficient building enclosures. However, there have been isolated moisture related incidents reported anecdotally that raise potential concerns about the overall hygrothermal performance of these systems. The incidents related to rainwater leakage and condensation concerns. Condensation concerns have been extensively studied by others and are not further discussed in this report. This project involved hygrothermal modeling of a range of rainwater leakage and field evaluations of in-service residential roofs using spray foam insulation. All of the roof assemblies modeled exhibited drying capacity to handle minor rainwater leakage. All field evaluation locations of in-service residential roofs had moisture contents well within the safe range for wood-based sheathing. Explorations of eleven in-service roof systems were completed. The exploration involved taking a sample of spray foam from the underside of the roof sheathing, exposing the sheathing, then taking a moisture content reading. All locations had moisture contents well within the safe range for wood-based sheathing. One full-roof failure was reviewed, as an industry partner was involved with replacing structurally failed roof sheathing. In this case the manufacturer's investigation report concluded that the spray foam was installed on wet OSB based on the observation that the spray foam did not adhere well to the substrate and the pore structure of the closed cell spray foam at the ccSPF/OSB interface was indicative of a wet substrate.

Grin, A.; Smegal, J.; Lstiburek, J.

2013-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Application of Spray Foam Insulation Under Plywood and OSB Roof Sheathing (Fact Sheet)  

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Spray polyurethane foams (SPFs) have advantages over alternative insulation methods because they provide air sealing in complex assemblies, particularly roofs. Spray foam can provide the thermal, air, and vapor control layers in both new and retrofit construction. Unvented roof strategies with open cell and closed cell SPF insulation sprayed to the underside of roof sheathing have been used since the mid-1990s to provide durable and efficient building enclosures. However, there have been isolated incidents of failures (either sheathing rot or SPF delamination) that raise some general concerns about the hygrothermal performance and durability of these systems. The primary risks for roof systems are rainwater leaks, condensation from diffusion and air leakage, and built-in construction moisture. This project directly investigated rain and indirectly investigated built-in construction moisture and vapor drives. Research involved both hygrothermal modeling of a range of rain water leakage scenarios and field evaluations of in-service residential roofs. Other variables considered were climate zone, orientation, interior relative humidity, and the vapor permeance of the coating applied to the interior face of open cell SPF.

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2013-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Simple Empirical Equation to Calculate Cloud Optical Thickness from Shortwave Broadband Measurements  

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Simple Empirical Equation to Calculate Cloud Optical Simple Empirical Equation to Calculate Cloud Optical Thickness from Shortwave Broadband Measurements J. C. Barnard and C. N. Long Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Richland, Washington Introduction Observational studies of shortwave cloud optical thickness, c , play an important role in determining how clouds affect climate. Accordingly, considerable effort has been, and continues to be expended to characterize the spatial and temporal distribution of c over the globe. This effort involves satellite and ground-based measurements that infer c from measurements of the reflection or transmission of solar radiation. Transmitted solar radiation forms the basis of several important algorithms designed to calculate c ; these algorithms use either spectral irradiances (Min and Harrison 1996; henceforth referred

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Standard guide for mutual inductance bridge applications for wall thickness determinations in boiler tubing  

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1.1 This guide describes a procedure for obtaining relative wall thickness indications in ferromagnetic and non-ferromagnetic steels using the mutual inductance bridge method. The procedure is intended for use with instruments capable of inducing two substantially identical magnetic fields and noting the change in inductance resulting from differing amounts of steel. It is used to distinguish acceptable wall thickness conditions from those which could place tubular vessels or piping at risk of bursting under high temperature and pressure conditions. 1.2 This guide is intended to satisfy two general needs for users of industrial Mutual Inductance Bridge (MIB) equipment: (1) the need for a tutorial guide addressing the general principles of Mutual Inductance Bridges as they apply to industrial piping; and (2) the need for a consistent set of MIB performance parameter definitions, including how these performance parameters relate to MIB system specifications. Potential users and buyers, as well as experienced M...

American Society for Testing and Materials. Philadelphia

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Atmospheric pressure spatial atomic layer deposition web coating with in situ monitoring of film thickness  

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Spectral reflectometry was implemented as a method for in situ thickness monitoring in a spatial atomic layer deposition (ALD) system. Al{sub 2}O{sub 3} films were grown on a moving polymer web substrate at 100?°C using an atmospheric pressure ALD web coating system, with film growth of 0.11–0.13?nm/cycle. The modular coating head design and the in situ monitoring allowed for the characterization and optimization of the trimethylaluminum and water precursor exposures, purge flows, and web speed. A thickness uniformity of ±2% was achieved across the web. ALD cycle times as low as 76?ms were demonstrated with a web speed of 1?m/s and a vertical gap height of 0.5?mm. This atmospheric pressure ALD system with in situ process control demonstrates the feasibility of low-cost, high throughput roll-to-roll ALD.

Yersak, Alexander S.; Lee, Yung C. [Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Colorado at Boulder, 1045 Regent Drive, 422 UCB, Boulder, Colorado 80309-0422 (United States); Spencer, Joseph A.; Groner, Markus D., E-mail: mgroner@aldnanosolutions.com [ALD NanoSolutions, Inc., 580 Burbank Street, Unit 100, Broomfield, Colorado 80020 (United States)

2014-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Tunneling density of states as a function of thickness in superconductor/ strong ferromagnet bilayers  

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We have made an experimental study of the tunneling density of states (DOS) in strong ferromagnetic thin films (CoFe) in proximity with a thick superconducting film (Nb) as a function of d{sub F}, the ferromagnetic thickness. Remarkably, we find that as d{sub F} increases, the superconducting DOS exhibits a scaling behavior in which the deviations from the normal-state conductance have a universal shape that decreases exponentially in amplitude with characteristic length d* {approx} 0.4 nm. We do not see oscillations in the DOS as a function of d{sub F}, as expected from predictions based on the Usadel equations, although an oscillation in T{sub c}(d{sub F}) has been seen in the same materials.

Reymond, S.

2010-04-29T23:59:59.000Z

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Transmission Nuclear Resonance Fluorescence Measurements of 238U in Thick Targets  

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Transmission nuclear resonance fluorescence measurements were made on targets consisting of Pb and depleted U with total areal densities near 86 g/cm2. The 238U content n the targets varied from 0 to 8.5percent (atom fraction). The experiment demonstrates the capability of using transmission measurements as a non-destructive technique to identify and quantify the presence of an isotope in samples with thicknesses comparable to he average thickness of a nuclear fuel assembly. The experimental data also appear to demonstrate the process of notch refilling with a predictable intensity. Comparison of measured spectra to previous backscatter 238U measurements indicates general agreement in observed excited states. Two new 238U excited states and possibly a third state have also been observed.

Quiter, Brian J.; Ludewigt, Bernhard A.; Mozin, Vladimir V.; Wilson, Cody; Korbly, Steve

2010-08-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Ferroelectric polymer-ceramic composite thick films for energy storage applications  

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We have successfully fabricated large area free standing polyvinylidene fluoride -Pb(Zr{sub 0.52}Ti{sub 0.48})O{sub 3} (PVDF-PZT) ferroelectric polymer-ceramic composite (wt% 80–20, respectively) thick films with an average diameter (d) ?0.1 meter and thickness (t) ?50 ?m. Inclusion of PZT in PVDF matrix significantly enhanced dielectric constant (from 10 to 25 at 5 kHz) and energy storage capacity (from 11 to 14 J/cm{sup 3}, using polarization loops), respectively, and almost similar leakage current and mechanical strength. Microstructural analysis revealed the presence of ? and ? crystalline phases and homogeneous distribution of PZT crystals in PVDF matrix. It was also found that apart from the microcrystals, well defined naturally developed PZT nanocrystals were embedded in PVDF matrix. The observed energy density indicates immense potential in PVDF-PZT composites for possible applications as green energy and power density electronic elements.

Singh, Paritosh; Borkar, Hitesh; Singh, B. P.; Singh, V. N.; Kumar, Ashok, E-mail: ashok553@nplindia.org [CSIR-National Physical Laboratory, Dr. K. S. Krishnan Marg, New Delhi 110012 (India)

2014-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Evaluation of Cadmium-Free Thick Film Materials on Alumina Substrates  

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A new cadmium-free material system was successfully evaluated for the fabrication of thick film hybrid microcircuits at Honeywell Federal Manufacturing & Technologies (FM&T). The characterization involved screen printing, drying and firing two groups of resistor networks which were made using the current material system and the cadmium-free material system. Electrical, environmental and adhesion tests were performed on both groups to determine the more suitable material system. Additionally, untrimmed test coupons were evaluated to further characterize the new materials. The cadmiumfree material system did as well or better than the current material system. Therefore, the new cadmium-free material system was approved for use on production thick film product.

L. H. Perdieu

2009-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Infrared Imaging of the Nanometer-Thick Accumulation Layer in Organic Field-Effect Transistors  

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We report on infrared (IR) spectro-microscopy of the electronic excitations in nanometer-thick accumulation layers in FET devices based on poly(3-hexylthiophene). IR data allows us to explore the charge injection landscape and uncovers the critical role of the gate insulator in defining relevant length scales. This work demonstrates the unique potential of IR spectroscopy for the investigation of physical phenomena at the nanoscale occurring at the semiconductor-insulator interface in FET devices.

Z. Q. Li; G. M. Wang; N. Sai; D. Moses; M. C. Martin; M. Di Ventra; A. J. Heeger; D. N. Basov

2006-02-09T23:59:59.000Z

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Thickness measurement of aluminum, titanium, titanium silicide, and tungsten silicide films by x-ray fluorescence  

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X-ray fluorescence (XRF) has received a great deal of attention in the last few years as a quantitative means of determining both the stoichiometry and thickness of many different kinds of films. Examples include Ag and Cu films on mica substrates, Sn-Pb alloys on steel substrates, Al-Ti multilayers on Cu substrates and oxide films on silicon substrates. In XRF the sample is irradiated with x-rays which in turn cause x-rays to be given off by the sample. These x-rays that are given off by the sample can then be analyzed both for energy and intensity. The energy of the x-rays is characteristic of the elemental makeup of the sample and the intensity of the x-rays is dependent on how much of the particular element is present. The intensity then can be related to the thickness of a film if the stoichiometry of the film can be assumed constant. With the increased interest in silicides and more recently, the self-aligned silicide (salicide) process (8-10) for VLSI applications, in-line process monitoring of silicide film thickness has become important to integrated circuit manufacturing. In this study, the number of x-ray photons given of by Al, Ti, titanium silicide, and tungsten silicide films on silicon-based substrates was quantified so that a film thickness for an unknown sample could then be determined easily. In addition, XRF is a more accurate technique, limited principally by the accuracy technique, limited principally by the accuracy of the reference used and the amount of time the x-ray photons are counted.

Ernst, S.; Lee, C.O.; Lee, J.J. (Motorola, Inc., Advanced Products Research and Development Lab., Austin, TX (US))

1988-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Barium even-to-odd isotope abundance ratios in thick disk and thin disk stars  

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We present the Ba even-to-odd isotope abundance ratios in 25 cool dwarf stars with the metallicity [Fe/H] ranged between 0.25 and --1.35. Our method takes advantage of the hyperfine structure (HFS) affecting the \\ion{Ba}{ii} resonance line of the odd isotopes. The fractional abundance of the odd isotopes of Ba is derived from a requirement that Ba abundances from the resonance line $\\lambda 4554$ and subordinate lines $\\lambda 5853$ and $\\lambda 6496$ must be equal. The results are based on NLTE line formation and analysis of high resolution (R $\\sim60000$) high signal-to-noise (S/N $\\ge 200$) observed spectra. We find that the fraction of the odd isotopes of Ba grows toward the lower Ba abundance (or metallicity) and the mean value in the thick disk stars equals 33 $\\pm$ 4%. This indicates the higher contribution of the $r-$process to barium in the thick disk stars compared to the solar system matter. The obtained fraction increases with the [Eu/Ba] abundance ratio growth in agreement with expectations. A significant fraction of the \\emph{even} isotopes of Ba found in old Galactic stars (the thick disk stars), $\\sim67$%, is in contrast to the prediction of the "classical" model of the $s-$process and favors the value predicted by the "stellar" models of Arlandini et al. (1999) and Travaglio et al. (1999).

L. Mashonkina; G. Zhao

2006-04-10T23:59:59.000Z

473

A reliable control system for measurement on film thickness in copper chemical mechanical planarization system  

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In recent years, a variety of film thickness measurement techniques for copper chemical mechanical planarization (CMP) are subsequently proposed. In this paper, the eddy-current technique is used. In the control system of the CMP tool developed in the State Key Laboratory of Tribology, there are in situ module and off-line module for measurement subsystem. The in situ module can get the thickness of copper film on wafer surface in real time, and accurately judge when the CMP process should stop. This is called end-point detection. The off-line module is used for multi-points measurement after CMP process, in order to know the thickness of remained copper film. The whole control system is structured with two levels, and the physical connection between the upper and the lower is achieved by the industrial Ethernet. The process flow includes calibration and measurement, and there are different algorithms for two modules. In the process of software development, C++ is chosen as the programming language, in combination with Qt OpenSource to design two modules’ GUI and OPC technology to implement the communication between the two levels. In addition, the drawing function is developed relying on Matlab, enriching the software functions of the off-line module. The result shows that the control system is running stably after repeated tests and practical operations for a long time.

Li, Hongkai; Qu, Zilian; Zhao, Qian; Tian, Fangxin; Zhao, Dewen; Meng, Yonggang; Lu, Xinchun [State Key Laboratory of Tribology, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084 (China)] [State Key Laboratory of Tribology, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084 (China)

2013-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Effect of Substrate Thickness on Oxide Scale Spallation for Solid Oxide Fuel Cells  

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In this paper, the effect of the ferritic substrate's thickness on the delamination/spallation of the oxide scale was investigated experimentally and numerically. At the high-temperature oxidation environment of solid oxide fuel cells (SOFCs), a combination of growth stress with thermal stresses may lead to scale delamination/buckling and eventual spallation during SOFC stack cooling, even leading to serious degradation of cell performance. The growth stress is induced by the growth of the oxide scale on the scale/substrate interface, and thermal stress is induced by a mismatch of the coefficient of thermal expansion between the oxide scale and the substrate. The numerical results show that the interfacial shear stresses, which are the driving force of scale delamination between the oxide scale and the ferritic substrate, increase with the growth of the oxide scale and also with the thickness of the ferritic substrate; i.e., the thick ferritic substrate can easily lead to scale delamination and spallation. Experimental observation confirmed the predicted results of the delamination and spallation of the oxide scale on the ferritic substrate.

Liu, Wenning N.; Sun, Xin; Stephens, Elizabeth V.; Khaleel, Mohammad A.

2011-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

475

Analysis Procedures for Double-Shell Target Concentricity and Wall Thickness  

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The LLNL Target Fabrication Team (TFT) asked the Center for Non-Destructive Characterization (CNDC) to use CNDC's KCAT or Xradia's Micro computed tomography (CT) system to collect three-dimensional (3D) tomographic data of a set of double-shell targets and determine, among other items, the following: (1) the concentricity of the outer surface of the inner shell with respect to the inner surface of the outer shell with an accuracy of 1-2 micrometers, and (2) the wall thickness uniformity of the outer shell with an accuracy of 1-2 micrometers. The CNDC used Xradia's Micro CT system to collect the data. Bill Brown performed the concentricity analysis, and John Sain performed the wall thickness uniformity analysis. Harry Martz provided theoretical guidance, and Dan Schneberk contributed technical (software) support. This document outlines the analysis procedures used in each case. The double-shell targets, as shown in Figures 1 and 2, consist of an inner shell (or capsule), a two-piece spherical aerogel intermediary shell, and a two-piece spherical outer shell. The three elements are designed and fabricated to be concentric--with the aerogel shell acting as a spacer between the inner shell and outer shell--with no to minimum air gaps in the final assembly. The outer diameters of the aerogel and outer shells are 444 and 550 micrometers, respectively, so the wall thickness of the outer shell is 53 micrometers.

Sain, J D; Brown, W D; Martz, H E; Schneberk, D J

2006-03-02T23:59:59.000Z

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JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH, VOL. ???, XXXX, DOI:10.1029/, Smoluchowski Coagulation Models Of Sea Ice Thickness1  

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and insulating properties. Inclusion of a dynamic sea-ice component in General25 Circulation Models (GCMs Of Sea Ice Thickness1 Distribution Dynamics2 D. Godlovitch,1 R. Illner,2 and A. Monahan,1 D. Godlovitch ICE Abstract. Sea ice thickness distributions display a ubiquitous exponential de-3 crease

Illner, Reinhard

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Thickness monitoring of graphene on SiC using low-energy electron diffraction P. J. Fisher  

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1 Thickness monitoring of graphene on SiC using low-energy electron diffraction P. J. Fisher IBM T of epitaxial graphene on SiC is monitored in-situ using low-energy electron diffraction (LEED). The possibility of using LEED as an in-situ thickness monitor of the graphene is examined. The ratio of primary diffraction

Feenstra, Randall

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Triplet pair correlations and nonmonotonic supercurrent decay with Cr thickness in Nb/Cr/Fe/Nb Josephson devices  

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roughness and interdiffusion, an antiferromagnetic spin density wave (SDW) state can still form in Cr close to the interface. Here, we show evidence for triplet pair correlations in Josephson junctions with Cr/Fe and Cr/Fe/Cr barriers. Although the exact...

Robinson, J. W. A.; Banerjee, N.; Blamire, M. G.

2014-03-05T23:59:59.000Z

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Electrocaloric properties of ferroelectric-paraelectric superlattices controlled by the thickness of paraelectric layer in a wide temperature range  

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As functions of the paraelectric layer thickness, misfit strain and temperature, the electrocaloric properties of ferroelectric-paraelectric superlattices are investigated using a time-dependent Ginzburg-Landau thermodynamic model. Ferroelectric phase transition driven by the relative thickness of the superlattice is found to dramatically impact the electrocaloric response. Near the phase transition temperature, the magnitude of the electrocaloric effect is maximized and shifted to lower temperatures by increasing the relative thickness of paraelectric layer. Theoretical calculations also imply that the electrocaloric effect of the superlattices depends not only on the relative thickness of paraelectric layer but also on misfit strain. Furthermore, control of the relative thickness of paraelectric layer and the misfit strain can change availably both the magnitude and the temperature sensitivity of the electrocaloric effect, which suggests that ferroelectric-paraelectric superlattices may be promising candidates for use in cooling devices in a wide temperature range.

Ma, D. C.; Lin, S. P. [Sino-French Institute of Nuclear Engineering and Technology, Sun Yat-Sen University, Guangzhou 510275 (China); Micro and Nano Physics and Mechanics Research Laboratory, School of Physics and Engineering, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou 510275 (China); Chen, W. J.; Zheng, Yue, E-mail: zhengy35@mail.sysu.edu.cn; Xiong, W. M. [State Key Laboratory of Optoelectronic Materials and Technologies, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou 510275 (China); Micro and Nano Physics and Mechanics Research Laboratory, School of Physics and Engineering, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou 510275 (China); Wang, Biao, E-mail: wangbiao@mail.sysu.edu.cn [State Key Laboratory of Optoelectronic Materials and Technologies, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou 510275 (China)

2014-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Effect of the thickness and hydrogen treatment on the properties of Ga-doped ZnO transparent conductive films  

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Combined effects of the thickness and hydrogen post-annealing treatment on the structural, electrical, and optical properties of Ga-doped ZnO (GZO) films were investigated as a potential substitute for indium tin oxide transparent conductive oxide. In the as-deposited films, microstructural evolution initially improved the crystallinity up to the thickness of 160 nm accompanying enhanced electrical and optical properties, but further thickness increase resulted in the deterioration of these properties attributable to the development of ZnGa2O4 and Ga2O3 phases originating from the excessive amount of the Ga dopant. Post-annealing treatment of the GZO films in a hydrogen atmosphere improved the electrical and optical properties substantially through possible reduction of the oxide phases and passivation of the surfaces and grain boundaries. In this case, electrical and optical properties remained almost similar for the thickness above 160 nm indicating that there exists a certain optimal film thickness.

Min-Jung Lee; Jinhyong Lim; Jungsik Bang; Woong Lee; Jae-Min Myoung

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Applied study of method to presume decision class by variable precision rough sets model: a case study of how to decide the design concept of a digital camera  

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It has been shown from case studies that the method of presuming the decision class is important for extracting the features of a product design. The method we used is the variable precision rough set model proposed by Ziarko, which can deal with the contradiction between data. Applying the idea of a contradiction between data to the contradiction of the evaluations between many subjects, we propose a new approach of presuming the decision class by the variable precision rough set model. In addition, we propose a technique, called the decision class synthesis method, to clarify the design concept of a product. We verified the validity of this proposed technique through the case study of a digital camera.

Akira Sekiguchi; Katsuo Inoue; Tomoko Kashima

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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An analog computer study of the transition from fully developed turbulent smooth wall flow to fully developed turbulent rough wall flow in a two-dimensional channel  

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investigation of the change in the boundary layer in a two-dimensional flew chamber caused by a sudden change 1n wall shear stress. Jacobs first attempted to sol~e the boundary layer equation 1n the d1rection of motion by using finite differences..., Jacobs calculated shear stress dis- tzibutions. He then developed an empirical equation for his calculated shear stress, which varied between the linearly smooth and the linearly rough distributions ~ Clauser (2) in 1956 reported an investigation...

Sheppard, Donald Max

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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A rough set-based game theoretical approach for environmental decision-making: A case of offshore oil and gas operations  

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Environmental decision-making in offshore oil and gas (OOG) operations can be extremely complex due to conflicting objectives or criteria, availability of vague and uncertain information, and interdependency among multiple decision-makers. Most existing studies ignore conflicting preferences and strategic interactions among decision-makers. This paper presents a game theoretical approach to solve multi-criteria conflict resolution problem under constrained and uncertain environments. Uncertainties in the quantification of imprecise data are expressed using rough numbers. A multi-criteria game is developed to model a decision problem in which three groups of decision-makers (i.e., operators, regulators and service engineers) are involved. This game is solved using the generalized maximin solution concept. With the solution (i.e., optimal weights of the criteria), the rough numbers can be aggregated to an expected payoff for each alternative. Finally, the weights of upper and lower limits of a rough number are employed to transform the expected payoff into a crisp score, based on which all alternatives are ranked to identify the best one. A numerical example is outlined to demonstrate the application of the proposed method to the selection of management scenarios of drilling wastes.

Ming Yang; Faisal I. Khan; Rehan Sadiq; Paul Amyotte

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Magnetic vortices in a distributed Josephson junction with electrodes of finite thickness  

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A distributed Josephson junction with electrodes of finite thickness is considered in the case of high critical current density when the Josephson penetration depth {lambda}{sub {ital j}} is less than the London depth {lambda}{sub {ital L}}. A nonlinear nonlocal equation for steady-state distributions of phase difference {ital cphi} across the junction is derived. In the asymptotical case of thin electrodes an exact nonlinear solution for this equation which corresponds to an isolated at-rest Josephson vortex is found. A numerical investigation of the equation derived is carried out and some static and dynamic characteristics of vortices in such a Josephson junction are represented.

Alfimov, G.L.; Popkov, A.F. [F. V. Lukin`s Research Institute of Physicsl Problems, Zelenograd, Moscow, 103460 (Russian Federation)] [F. V. Lukin`s Research Institute of Physicsl Problems, Zelenograd, Moscow, 103460 (Russian Federation)

1995-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

485

Determination of thickness and composition of high-k dielectrics using high-energy electrons  

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We demonstrate the application of high-energy elastic electron backscattering to the analysis of thin (2–20 nm) HfO{sub 2} overlayers on oxidized Si substrates. The film composition and thickness are determined directly from elastic scattering peaks characteristic of each element. The stoichiometry of the films is determined with an accuracy of 5%–10%. The experimental results are corroborated by medium energy ions scattering and Rutherford backscattering spectrometry measurements, and clearly demonstrate the applicability of the technique for thin-film analysis. Significantly, the presented technique opens new possibilities for nm depth profiling with high spatial resolution in scanning electron microscopes.

Grande, P. L. [Department of Electronic Materials Engineering, Research School of Physics and Engineering, The Australian National University, Canberra ACT 0200 (Australia) [Department of Electronic Materials Engineering, Research School of Physics and Engineering, The Australian National University, Canberra ACT 0200 (Australia); Instituto de Física, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, RS (Brazil); Vos, M. [Atomic and Molecular Physics Laboratory, Research School of Physics and Engineering, The Australian National University, Canberra ACT 0200 (Australia)] [Atomic and Molecular Physics Laboratory, Research School of Physics and Engineering, The Australian National University, Canberra ACT 0200 (Australia); Venkatachalam, D. K.; Elliman, R. G. [Department of Electronic Materials Engineering, Research School of Physics and Engineering, The Australian National University, Canberra ACT 0200 (Australia)] [Department of Electronic Materials Engineering, Research School of Physics and Engineering, The Australian National University, Canberra ACT 0200 (Australia); Nandi, S. K. [Department of Electronic Materials Engineering, Research School of Physics and Engineering, The Australian National University, Canberra ACT 0200 (Australia) [Department of Electronic Materials Engineering, Research School of Physics and Engineering, The Australian National University, Canberra ACT 0200 (Australia); Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics, The Australian National University, Canberra ACT 2611 (Australia); Department of Physics, University of Chittagong, Chittagong 4331 (Bangladesh)

2013-08-12T23:59:59.000Z

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1-nm-thick graphene tri-layer as the ultimate copper diffusion barrier  

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We demonstrate the thinnest ever reported Cu diffusion barrier, a 1-nm-thick graphene tri-layer. X-ray diffraction patterns and Raman spectra show that the graphene is thermally stable at up to 750?°C against Cu diffusion. Transmission electron microscopy images show that there was no inter-diffusion in the Cu/graphene/Si structure. Raman analyses indicate that the graphene may have degraded into a nanocrystalline structure at 750?°C. At 800?°C, the perfect carbon structure was damaged, and thus the barrier failed. The results of this study suggest that graphene could be the ultimate Cu interconnect diffusion barrier.

Nguyen, Ba-Son [Department of Mechanical Engineering, National Cheng Kung University, 1 University Road, Tainan 701, Taiwan (China); Lin, Jen-Fin [Department of Mechanical Engineering, National Cheng Kung University, 1 University Road, Tainan 701, Taiwan (China); Center for Micro/Nano Science and Technology, National Cheng Kung University, 1 University Road, Tainan 701, Taiwan (China); Perng, Dung-Ching, E-mail: dcperng@ee.ncku.edu.tw [Institute of Microelectronics and Electrical Engineering Department, National Cheng Kung University, 1 University Road, Tainan 701, Taiwan (China); Center for Micro/Nano Science and Technology, National Cheng Kung University, 1 University Road, Tainan 701, Taiwan (China)

2014-02-24T23:59:59.000Z

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Improved Teapot Method and Tracking with Thick Quadrupoles for the LHC and its Upgrade  

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The comparison between tracking with thick and thin lens models for the LHC has been studied. A widely-used method to generate thin models is based on the TEAPOT slicing, which, in the original implementation, was limited to a maximum of four slices. In this paper, an improved method is presented, which overcomes the limitation in the number of slices of the original TEAPOT. The performance is analysed and the impact on numerical simulation of the dynamic aperture is evaluated, both for the LHC and its upgrade, HL-LHC.

Burkhardt, H; Giovannozzi, M; Risselada, T

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

488

Net thickness of the radioactive shale facies in the Huron and Chagrin members of the Ohio shale  

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The net thickness of radioactive shale is determined by first establishing a normal base line for each well based upon the gamma ray log response of shale units, such as Bedford, Chagrin, and certain units within the Olentangy, observed to be fairly consistently radioactive. Radioactive shales are then defined as those shales having a gamma ray response 20 API units or more to the right of the shale base line. The combined thickness of beds reaching the radioactive shale threshold value is reported as the net thickness of radioactive shale facies within the mapping unit.

Majchszak, F.L.; Honeycutt, M.

1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

489

A study on the evolution of dielectric function of ZnO thin films with decreasing film thickness  

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Dielectric function, band gap, and exciton binding energies of ultrathin ZnO films as a function of film thickness have been obtained with spectroscopic ellipsometry. As the film thickness decreases, both real (?{sub 1}) and imaginary (?{sub 2}) parts of the dielectric function decrease significantly, and ?{sub 2} shows a blue shift. The film thickness dependence of the dielectric function is shown related to the changes in the interband absorption, discrete-exciton absorption, and continuum-exciton absorption, which can be attributed to the quantum confinement effect on both the band gap and exciton binding energies.

Li, X. D.; Chen, T. P., E-mail: echentp@ntu.edu.sg; Liu, P. [School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, 639798 Singapore (Singapore); Liu, Y. [State Key Laboratory of Electronic Thin Films and Integrated Devices, University of Electronic Science and Technology, Chengdu 610054 (China); Liu, Z. [School of Materials and Energy, Guangdong University of Technology, Guangzhou 510006 (China); Leong, K. C. [GLOBALFOUNDRIES Singapore Pte Ltd, 738406 Singapore (Singapore)

2014-03-14T23:59:59.000Z

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A system for combined three-dimensional morphological and molecular analysis of thick tissue specimens  

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We present a new system for simultaneous morphological and molecular analysis of thick tissue samples. The system is composed of a computer assisted microscope and a JAVA-based image display, analysis and visualization program that allows acquisition, annotation, meaningful storage, three-dimensional reconstruction and analysis of structures of interest in thick sectioned tissue specimens. We describe the system in detail and illustrate its use by imaging, reconstructing and analyzing two complete tissue blocks which were differently processed and stained. One block was obtained from a ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) lumpectomy specimen and stained alternatively with Hematoxilyn and Eosin (H&E), and with a counterstain and fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) to the ERB-B2 gene. The second block contained a fully sectioned mammary gland of a mouse, stained for Histology with H&E. We show how the system greatly reduces the amount of interaction required for the acquisition and analysis and is therefore suitable for studies that require morphologically driven, wide scale (e.g., whole gland) analysis of complex tissue samples or cultures.

Fernandez-Gonzalez, Rodrigo; Jones, Arthur; Garcia-Rodriguez, Enrique; Yuan Chen, Ping; Idica, Adam; Lockett, Stephen J.; Barcellos-Hoff, Mary Helen; Ortiz-de-Solorzano, Carlos

2002-04-25T23:59:59.000Z

491

The {alpha}-induced thick-target {gamma}-ray yield from light elements  

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The {alpha}-induced thick-target {gamma}-ray yield from light elements has been measured in the energy range 5.6 MeV {le} E{sub {alpha}} {le} 10 MeV. The {gamma}-ray yield for > 2.1 MeV from thick targets of beryllium, boron nitride, sodium fluoride, magnesium, aluminum and silicon were measured using the {alpha}-particle beam from the Lawrence Berkeley Laboratories 88 in. cyclotron. The elemental yields from this experiment were used to construct the {alpha}-induced direct production {gamma}-ray spectrum from materials in the SNO detector, a large volume ultra-low background neutrino detector located in the Creighton mine near Sudbury, Canada. This background source was an order of magnitude lower than predicted by previous calculations. These measurements are in good agreement with theoretical calculations of this spectrum based on a statistical nuclear model of the reaction, with the gross high energy spectrum structure being reproduced to within a factor of two. Detailed comparison of experimental and theoretical excitation population distribution of several residual nuclei indicate the same level of agreement within experimental uncertainties.

Heaton, R.K. [Queen`s Univ., Kingston, ON (Canada). Dept. of Physics; [Lawrence Berkeley Lab., CA (United States)

1994-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

492

Comparisons on thin and thick neutron target for low energy proton beam  

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As the progress on accelerator physics and neutronics, the compact neutron sources driven by low energy and high intensity beam are becoming extensively developed and researched all around the world. The neutron target of an accelerator driven neutron source is one of the key components, and the stability of the neutron target affect the operation and performance of the neutron facility. When a low energy proton is projected to the beryllium target, the main reaction is the inelastic scattering between the proton and extra-nuclear electrons. As the decreasing of proton energy, the rate of elastic scattering between proton and target nucleus begins to increase. When the energy of proton is very low, the pickup charge reaction begins to appear. Focus on the problems brought by high intensity proton beam such as proton implantation, radiation damages, heat deposition and gas production, we performed sufficient numerical simulations for both thin and thick target determined by proton range. The results show that the critical problem for thick target is the proton implantation, causing the forming of bubbles and beryllium flaked in vacuum. The thin target sacrifices a little neutron yield, but avoid the proton stopped in target, and decrease the radiation damage and energy deposition. (authors)

Zhong, B.; Yu, G.; Wang, X.; Wang, K. [Dept. of Engineering Physics, Tsinghua Univ., Beijing 100084 (China)

2012-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Remotely sensing the thickness of the Bushveld Complex UG2 platinum reef using borehole radar  

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The planar, 80 cm thick, lossy dielectric reefs of the Bushveld are embedded in rocks that are almost transparent at ground penetrating radar frequencies of 10–125 MHz. Pothole sensing practices are based largely on using borehole radars to observe departures of the reefs from planarity. Surveys are run in ~200 m near-horizontal boreholes that are drilled into the footwalls of the reef. Careful laboratory measurements of the Jonscher dielectric parameters of the stratigraphic column through the UG2 reef are translated by electro-dynamic modelling into a prediction that platinum reef thinning can be sensed remotely by footwall borehole radars. This proposition sheds light on the results of a recent borehole radar survey that was shot in ~180 m long AXT (48 mm diameter) boreholes. Areas of sub-economical UG2 thickness (typically less than ~50 cm) were mapped by studying the relative amplitudes of echoes from the reef and a pyroxenite–anorthosite interface in its hanging wall, with the radar deployed beneath the UG2 in its footwall.

C M Simmat; P Le R Herselman; M Rütschlin; I M Mason; J H Cloete

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Optical Reflection Spectroscopy of Thick Corrosion Layers on 304 Stainless Steel  

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Corrosion resistant structural materials of both iron and nickel based alloys are used in the electric power industry for the construction of the coolant loops of both conventional and nuclear power generating stations. These materials, in the presence of high temperature (e.g. 287 C), high pH (e.g. 10.0 {at} 20 C) water with dissolved hydrogen will oxidize and form corrosion films that are double metal oxides (or spinels) of the form AB{sub 2}O{sub 4}. This work describes optical reflectivity techniques that have been developed to study the growth of these films in situ. The optical technique uses a dual-beam specular reflection spectrometer to measure the spectrum of reflected light in small angle (i.e. < 15{sup o}) scatter. The reflection spectra are then calibrated using a set of corrosion coupons with corrosion films that are well known. Results are compared with models based on multilayer reflection and Mie scattering from a particle size distribution. Surface roughness is found to be the dominant cause of reduced reflection as the films grow.

R Castelli; P Persans; W Strohmayer; V Parkinson

2006-03-23T23:59:59.000Z

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Thickness Dependence of Oxygen Reduction Reaction Kinetics on Strontium-Substituted Lanthanum Manganese Perovskite Thin-Film Microelectrodes  

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Oxygen reduction reaction (ORR) kinetics was investigated on dense La?.?Sr?.?MnO? microelectrodes as a function of temperature and microelectrode thickness using electrochemical impedance spectroscopy. The surface oxygen ...

la O’, G. J.

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A new sensor concept for simultaneous measurement of pressure, temperature and thickness of plate structures using modified wave propagation theory  

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-Acousto Photonic Non-Destructive Evaluation (TAP-NDE) is employed to remotely initiate and acquire interrogating ultrasonic waves. Parameters including pressure, temperature and plate thickness are determined through exploring the dispersion features...

Lo, Tzu-Wei

2005-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

497

Mechanism of Thickness Dependence of Critical Current Density in HTS YBaCuO7-x Film and Its Elimination Using Nano-Engineering  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

current carrying capability is jeopardized by a mysterious thickness dependence of the critical current density (Jc) --- Jc monotonically decreases with increasing thickness (t) at 77 K and self-field (SF). This poses a great challenge for both HTS...

Wang, Xiang

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

498

Building America Webinar: High Performance Enclosure Strategies: Part II, New Construction- August 13, 2014- Cladding Attachment Over Thick Exterior Rigid Insulation  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

This presentation, Cladding Attachment Over Thick Rigid Exterior Insulation, was delivered at the Building America webinar on August 13, 2014.

499

Method of controlling the side wall thickness of a turbine nozzle segment for improved cooling  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A gas turbine nozzle segment has outer and inner bands and a vane extending therebetween. Each band has a side wall, a cover and an impingement plate between the cover and nozzle wall defining two cavities on opposite sides of the impingement plate. Cooling steam is supplied to one cavity for flow through apertures of the impingement plate to cool the nozzle wall. The side wall of the band has an inturned flange defining with the nozzle wall an undercut region. The outer surface of the side wall is provided with a step prior to welding the cover to the side wall. A thermal barrier coating is applied in the step and, after the cover is welded to the side wall, the side wall is finally machined to a controlled thickness removing all, some or none of the coating.

Burdgick, Steven Sebastian (Schenectady, NY)

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

500

Wavelength- and thickness-independent optical coatings for integrated circuit metallization layers  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Detailed measurements have been made of the optical properties of sputtered tantalum silicide films on aluminum layers used in integrated circuit fabrication. This new multicomponent conductor (TaSi/sub x/ on aluminum), which is currently in use because of its exceptional electrical, physical, and chemical properties, was also found to have superior optical properties compared to aluminum alone. The addition of the thin silicide layers reduces both the total hemispherical and diffuse reflectance properties by up to 45% over the 265--800-nm wavelength range with almost no dependence on film thickness. Unlike other optical coatings used on metal layers in integrated circuit manufacturing, the silicide films do not need to be removed after photolithography and pattern transfer processes are completed: aluminum wire bonding from the completed circuit (with silicide coating) to the package is highly reliable and reproducible.

Draper, B.L.; Mahoney, A.R.; Bailey, G.A.

1987-12-01T23:59:59.000Z