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The vehicle design environment from a crashworthiness and safety perspective has become increasingly complex in recent years. New legal requirements imposed by the European Union (EU) and the United States National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) have created a design [...]

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Nowadays analytical models of seismic isolators can fairly reproduce the force response of such devices, when implemented in a large variety of structural systems, such as buildings and bridges. Consequently, realistic hysteretic rules are available for the definition of the dynamic [...]

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Fruit packaging is highly impactful in temperature and humidity distribution for post-harvest fresh fruit cooling and conservation. It is also the most flexible part on fruit production and should be able to increase shelf-life by deterring adverse conditions. However, packaging thermal [...]