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Complex pipelines may have various structural supports and boundary conditions, as well as branches. To analyse the vibrational characteristics of piping systems, frequency modelling and solution methods considering complex constraints are developed here. A fourteen-equation model [...]

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Since the introduction of mental disorders as networks of causally interacting symptoms, this novel framework has received considerable attention. The past years have resulted in over 40 scientific publications and numerous conference symposia and workshops. Now is an excellent moment [...]

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JODE purposes to deliver international readers with high quality peer-reviewed academic articles on a wide variety of issues related to open and distance learning, in areas such as technology-assisted learning, computer based training, computer-aided instruction or computer assisted [...]

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This paper provides an overview of the reliability-centered maintenance (RCM) engineering process. RCM is a unique tool used by reliability, safety, and/or maintenance engineers for developing optimum maintenance plans which define requirements and tasks to be performed in achieving, [...]

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Ultrasonic guided waves are often used in the detection of defects in oil and gas pipelines. It is common for these pipelines to be buried underground and this may restrict the length of the pipe that can be successfully tested. This is because acoustic energy travelling along the [...]

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3rd International Hydrogen Technologies Congress (IHTEC) -- MAR 15-18, 2018 -- Alanya Alaaddin Keykubat Univ, TURKEY WOS: 000477092000031 With the acceleration of the development process of hydrogen fuel cell [...]

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The 2D heat transfer from offshore, completely buried pipelines is studied with reference to transient working conditions. In particular, the start-up case is considered (i.e., the case of a pipeline initially at equilibrium with the surrounding soil). Two different start-up cases [...]

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The market for driver-assistance systems for modern automobiles is rapidly growing. Formerly only provided for the luxury automotive market, these systems are nowadays more and more available for mid- and compact-class vehicles as well. This development is not only limited to the [...]

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The two-dimensional problem of an elastic-plate impact onto an undisturbed surface of water of infinite depth is analysed. The plate is forced to move with a constant horizontal velocity component which is much larger than the vertical velocity component of penetration. The small [...]

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In this work we report an experimental modal analysis of a cantilever beam, carried out by use of a Brillouin optical time-domain analysis (BOTDA) setup operated at a fixed pump–probe frequency shift. The employed technique permitted us to carry out distributed strain measurements [...]