Advances in Engineering Research. Volume 53


Victoria M. Petrova  (Editor)

Series: Advances in Engineering Research
BISAC: TEC000000

This volume contains eight chapters that detail recent advances in engineering research. Chapter One discusses various technologies that can be integrated with building information modeling (BIM) and their applications. Chapter Two introduces computer modeling based on finite element analysis (FEA) to simulate the nanoindentation testing of specimens of different materials, such as mild steel AISI1018. Chapter Three evaluates sub-kW class transportable photovoltaic (PV) power generation systems built with SiC power devices. While stating the applicable technologies of industry 4.0 in the construction industry, Chapter Four investigates the applications of genetic algorithms for the projects’ life cycle in construction 4.0. Chapter Five predicts the surface area of coarse aggregates using python-modeled particles. Chapter Six identifies the key competencies that an apparel manufacturer, willing to adopt mass customization (MC), must possess. It also studies the relationship among these competencies, and develops a hierarchy of their importance, which will act as a roadmap during the adoption of MC. Chapter Seven studies handoff management using GPS through an angle management and hybrid billboard manager approach. Lastly, Chapter Eight addresses the kinematics modeling of continuum robots.

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. New-Emerging Technologies in Modular Construction
Foad Zahedi1, Hongtao Dang1 and Javad Majrouhi Sardroud2
1School of Design and Construction, Washington State University, Pullman, Washington, USA
2Department of Civil Engineering, Faculty of Civil and Earth Resources Engineering, Central Tehran Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran

Chapter 2. The Effect of Poisson’s Ratio on Nanoindentation Response through Numerical Analysis
Zhong Hu, PhD
Department of Mechanical Engineering, South Dakota State University, Brookings, South Dakota, USA

Chapter 3. A Transportable Photovoltaic Power Generation System Utilizing SiC Inverters and Spherical Si Solar Cells
Takeo Oku1, Yuji Ando1, Masashi Yasuda2, Kazufumi Ushijima3 and Mikio Murozono4
1Department of Materials Science, The University of Shiga Prefecture, Hikone, Shiga, Japan
2Collaborative Research Center, The University of Shiga Prefecture, Hikone, Shiga, Japan
3U Design, Takatsuki, Hirakata, Osaka, Japan
4Clean Venture 21 Co., Fushimi-ku, Kyoto, Japan

Chapter 4. Genetic Algorithm Usage Area in the Construction 4.0 Era
Amirhooshang Fakhimi1, PhD and Javad Majrouhi Sardroud2, PhD
1Assistant Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, Kashan Branch, Islamic Azad University, Kashan, Iran
2Associate Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, Central Tehran Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran

Chapter 5. Predicting the Surface Area of Coarse Aggregates Using Python-Modeled Particles
Iqbal Marie1 and Mohammad Mari2
1Department of Civil Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, The Hashemite University, Jordan, Zarqa, Jordan
2Software Engineer, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

Chapter 6. An Assessment of the Competencies Required for Implementing Mass Customization in Apparel Industries: An ISM-MICMAC Approach
Inayat Ullah1, Pavan Kumar Sharma2 and Rakesh Narain2
1Department of Mechanical Engineering, G. H. Raisoni College of Engineering, Nagpur, Maharashtra, India
2Department of Mechanical Engineering, Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology Allahabad, Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh, India

Chapter 7. A Study on Handoff Management Using a GPS through an Angle Management and Hybrid Billboard Manager Approach
Priyajit Sen1, Debabrata Sarddar2 and Rajat Pandit3
1West Bengal State University, Barasat, Kolkata, West Bengal, India
2University of Kalyani, Kalyani, West Bengal, India
3West Bengal State University, Barasat, Kolkata, West Bengal, India

Chapter 8. A Model-Free Approach for Solving the Inverse Kinematics of Continuum Robots
Mohamed Razi Morakchi1, Selman Djeffal2, Chibani Atef2, Zine Ghemari1, and Mabrouk Defdaf1
1Laboratory of Electrical Engineering LGE, University of M’sila, M’sila, Algeria
2Laboratory of CMASMTF, Oum EL Bouaghi University, Ain el beida, Algeria


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