Advances in Engineering Research. Volume 31

Victoria M. Petrova (Editor)

Series: Advances in Engineering Research
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Advances in Engineering Research. Volume 31 begins with an introduction to the main components of an introductory study of a problem and its related data collection and analysis requirements. This part is fundamental to help initiate the process of design research management, and focuses on the first phase of the pre-design study, in which the bases of design problem identification, interpretation, planning and solution exploration are established.

Next, this compilation proposes the use of the Cat Swarm Optimization technique to indicate the ideal number of threads in local pools. This method was implemented and tested with a real-world integration process.

The areas of Enterprise Application Integration and Discrete-event Simulation are explored, and the authors propose a new approach for identifying potential performance bottlenecks in the software design phase.

Following this, the authors introduce a discrete-time motion camouflage control to make a robot approach a maneuvering pursuee while not rotating the Line-Of-Sight joining the pair. In practice, there is time delay between the time instant when the pursuee’s position is measured and the time instant when the control is applied.

Additionally, performances of the conventional linear and proposed nonlinear robust adaptive Kalman filters based integrated inertial, baro and GPS altimeters are tested via predetermined simulations. During simulations, in order to test these approaches, two kinds of measurement malfunction scenarios have been taken into consideration; continuous bias and measurement noise increment.

Q-switched and mode-locked fiber lasers were demonstrated using tungsten disulfide 2D nanomaterials as a saturable absorber. The saturable absorber was fabricated by repeatedly dropping and drying WS2 solution onto a microfiber to form a nanosheet layer. Then the WS2 coated microfiber was placed in a ring laser cavity to generate Q-switched fiber laser operating at 1568 nm using a 2.4 m long Erbium-doped fiber as the gain medium.

The authors go on to describe the present choice for inductive power transmission and to explain a new transmitter topology that can intrinsically minimize the problems associated with the present choice. A comparison between the present and proposed topologies is provided.

In the closing investigation, kinetic studies of CaO+CO2 and CaO+SO2 reactions are performed by thermogravimetry. The kinetic parameters of these non-catalytic gas-solid reactions are determined using the sophisticated random-pore model.

(Imprint: Nova)

Preface

Chapter 1. Knowledgebase Development for Engineering Design Problems
(Buthayna Eilouti, PhD, Architectural Engineering, Prince Sultan University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia)

Chapter 2. Cat Swarm Optimization Applied to Makespan Reduction in Application Integrations
(Francisco Lima, Rafael Z. Frantz, Sandro Sawicki and Fabricia Roos-Frantz, Unijuí University, Department of Exact Sciences and Engineering, Ijuí, RS, Brazil)

Chapter 3. Modeling and Simulation of Integration Solutions Based on Queueing Theory
(Arlete Kelm Wiesner, Sandro Sawicki, Fabricia Roos-Frantz and Rafael Z. Frantz, Unijuí University, Department of Exact Sciences and Engineering, Ijuí, RS, Brazil)

Chapter 4. Discrete-time Motion Camouflage Control Considering a Robot with Delayed Control Inputs
(Jonghoek Kim, Hongik University, Sejong, South Korea)

Chapter 5. Comparison of Linear and Nonlinear Kalman Filters Based Integrated Inertial, Baro and GPS Altimeters
(Alberto Mañero Contreras and Chingiz Hajiyev, School of Industrial and Information Engineering, Politecnico di Milano, Milano, Italy, and others)

Chapter 6. Tungsten Disulfide Saturable Absorber for Q-Switched and Mode-Locked Pulses Generation
(Sulaiman Wadi Harun, Ahmad Haziq Aiman Rosol, Nur Ameelia Abdul Kadir and Mohamad Badrol Hisyam Mahyudin, Photonics Engineering Laboratory, Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)

Chapter 7. Topology Study for an Inductive Power Transmitter for Cordless Kitchen
(Mahesh Itraj and Will Ettes, Eekels Technology B.V., Philips Consumer Lifestyle B.V.)

Chapter 8. Kinetic Study of Calcium Oxide Reactions in Greenhouse Gas Separation and Flue Gas Desulfurization Processes
(H. Ale Ebrahim, Chemical Engineering Department, Petrochemical Center of Excellency, Amirkabir University, Tehran, Iran)

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