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The pressurized water reactor CAP1400 is one of the sixteen National Science and Technology Major Projects. Developed from Chinas nuclear R&D system and manufacturing capability, as well as AP1000 technology introduction and assimilation, CAP1400 is an advanced large passive nuclear [...]

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A methodology for evaluating the suitability of websites to multilingual and multicultural audiences is proposed. Standards and validated recommendations have been checked in order to create a (heuristic) guideline. The result is a checklist for evaluating websites with international [...]

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In materials with a strain‐softening characteristic behavior, classical continuum mechanics favors uncontrolled strain localization in numerical analyses. Several methods have been proposed [...]

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Non-local models guaranty that finite element computations on strain softening materials remain sound up to failure from a theoretical and computational [...]

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This work deals with the simulation of strain localization phenomena through the Strong Discontinuity Approach (SDA) for three dimensional (3D) problems. The main assumptions of this work are the isothermal quasi-static regime, small deformations and rotations, and a material describes [...]

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This thesis is carried out in the context of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems, and especially autonomous vehicles. Its aim is to propose a method to enhance localization of vehicles on roads. I suggests using a camera to detect lane markings, and to match these to a map to extract [...]

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Future driver assistance systems will rely on accurate, reliable and continuous knowledge on the position of other road participants, including pedestrians, bicycles and other vehicles. The usual approach to tackle this requirement is to use on-board ranging sensors inside the vehicle. [...]