Advances in Modelling Animation and Rendering

" This volume contains the papers presented at Computer Graphics International 2002, in July, at the University of Bradford, UK. These papers represent original research in computer graphics from around the world and cover areas such as: - ...

Advances in Modelling  Animation and Rendering

Author: John Vince

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781852336547

Page: 549

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"Advances in computer technology and developments such as the Internet provide a constant momentum to design new techniques and algorithms to support computer graphics. Modelling, animation and rendering remain principal topics in the filed of computer graphics and continue to attract researchers around the world." This volume contains the papers presented at Computer Graphics International 2002, in July, at the University of Bradford, UK. These papers represent original research in computer graphics from around the world and cover areas such as: - Real-time computer animation - Image based rendering - Non photo-realistic rendering - Virtual reality - Avatars - Geometric and solid modelling - Computational geometry - Physically based modelling - Graphics hardware architecture - Data visualisation - Data compression The focus is on the commercial application and industrial use of computer graphics and digital media systems.

Advances in Modeling the Management of Stormwater Impacts

Chapter 2 Integration of US Army Corps of Engineers ' Time - Series Data
Management System with Continuous SWMM Modeling . Yiwen Wang and
William James Of the computer applications currently widely used in civil
engineering ...

Advances in Modeling the Management of Stormwater Impacts

Author: William James

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781575042275

Page: 538

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The latest book in the popular series demonstrates state-of-the-art methods, models, and techniques for water quality management. This book includes a CD-ROM that collects hundreds of hard-to-find literature citations from the gray literature.

Advances in Modeling Agricultural Systems

Enterprise Business Modelling Languages Applied to Farm Enterprise: A Case
Study for IDEF0, GRAI Grid, and AMS Languages Vincent Abt, Fre ́de ́ric Vigier,
and Michel Schneider Abstract New requirements of society and demands ...

Advances in Modeling Agricultural Systems

Author: Petraq Papajorgji

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0387751815

Page: 522

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Agriculture has experienced a dramatic change during the past decades. The change has been structural and technological. Structural changes can be seen in the size of current farms; not long ago, agricultural production was organized around small farms, whereas nowadays the agricultural landscape is dominated by large farms. Large farms have better means of applying new technologies, and therefore technological advances have been a driving force in changing the farming structure. New technologies continue to emerge, and their mastery and use in requires that farmers gather more information and make more complex technological choices. In particular, the advent of the Internet has opened vast opportunities for communication and business opportunities within the agricultural com- nity. But at the same time, it has created another class of complex issues that need to be addressed sooner rather than later. Farmers and agricultural researchers are faced with an overwhelming amount of information they need to analyze and synthesize to successfully manage all the facets of agricultural production. This daunting challenge requires new and complex approaches to farm management. A new type of agricultural management system requires active cooperation among multidisciplinary and multi-institutional teams and ref- ing of existing and creation of new analytical theories with potential use in agriculture. Therefore, new management agricultural systems must combine the newest achievements in many scientific domains such as agronomy, economics, mathematics, and computer science, to name a few.

Advances on Modeling in Tissue Engineering

In this chapter, we discuss in detail the most recent advances in the field of
biofabrication, providing and updated overview of ... Advances on Modeling in
Tissue Engineering, 137 Computational Methods in Applied Sciences 20, DOI ...

Advances on Modeling in Tissue Engineering

Author: Paulo R. Fernandes

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789400712546

Page: 176

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This book presents a collection of chapters describing the state of the art on computational modelling and fabrication in tissue engineering. Tissue Engineering is a multidisciplinary field involving scientists from different fields. The development of mathematical methods is quite relevant to understand cell biology and human tissues as well to model, design and fabricate optimized and smart scaffolds. The chapter authors are the distinguished keynote speakers at the first Eccomas thematic conference on Tissue Engineering where the emphasis was on mathematical and computational modeling for scaffold design and fabrication. This particular area of tissue engineering, whose goal is to obtain substitutes for hard tissues such as bone and cartilage, is growing in importance.

Advances in Modeling Concrete Service Life

This coefficient can then be used as the input value for service life design models
for concrete structures in marine ... Advances in Modeling Concrete Service Life:
Proceedings of 4th International RILEM PhD Workshop held in Madrid, Spain, ...

Advances in Modeling Concrete Service Life

Author: Carmen Andrade

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789400727038

Page: 166

View: 235

In this book, a critical analysis is made on service life models related to reinforcement corrosion. The contributors are on the frontier of knowledge in the field of durability of reinforced concrete. Topics covered in the book include: causes and mechanisms of deterioration, transport mechanisms in concrete, numerical modeling of concrete behavior, durability modeling and prediction, reliability approach to structural design for durability, structural behavior following degradation of concrete structures, deterioration and repair of concrete structures, and corrosion measurement techniques.

Recent Advances in Modeling Landslides and Debris Flows

In this work, a physically based model for the definition of the critical rainfall
thresholds for shallow landslide initiation at ... Recent Advances in Modeling
Landslides and Debris Flows, Springer Series in Geomechanics and
Geoengineering, ...

Recent Advances in Modeling Landslides and Debris Flows

Author: Wei Wu

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319110535

Page: 323

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Landslides and debris flows belong to the most dangerous natural hazards in many parts of the world. Despite intensive research, these events continue to result in human suffering, property losses, and environmental degradation every year. Better understanding of the mechanisms and processes of landslides and debris flows will help make reliable predictions, develop mitigation strategies and reduce vulnerability of infrastructure. This book presents contributions to the workshop on Recent Developments in the Analysis, Monitoring and Forecast of Landslides and Debris Flow, in Vienna, Austria, September 9, 2013. The contributions cover a broad spectrum of topics from material behavior, physical modelling over numerical simulation to applications and case studies. The workshop is a joint event of three research projects funded by the European Commission within the 7th Framework Program: MUMOLADE (Multiscale modelling of landslides and debris flows, www.mumolade.com), REVENUES (Numerical Analysis of Slopes with Vegetations, http://www.revenues-eu.com) and HYDRODRIL (Integrated Risk Assessment of Hydrologically-Driven Landslides, www.boku.ac.at/igt/).

Advances in Modeling and Design of Adhesively Bonded Systems

Modeling. of. Cylindrical. Joints. with. a. Functionally. Graded. Adhesive lnterlayer
S. Kumari Department of Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of
Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA Abstract A group of analytical ...

Advances in Modeling and Design of Adhesively Bonded Systems

Author: S. Kumar

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118754077

Page: 280

View: 621

The book comprehensively charts a way for industry to employ adhesively bonded joints to make systems more efficient and cost-effective Adhesively bonded systems have found applications in a wide spectrum of industries (e.g., aerospace, electronics, construction, ship building, biomedical, etc.) for a variety of purposes. Emerging adhesive materials with improved mechanical properties have allowed adhesion strength approaching that of the bonded materials themselves. Due to advances in adhesive materials and the many potential merits that adhesive bonding offers, adhesive bonding has replaced other joining methods in many applications. Containing nine articles written by world-renowned experts, the book deals with the advances in theoretical and computational modeling as well as the design and experimental aspects of adhesively bonded structural systems. Stress analysis and strength prediction of adhesively bonded structural systems, considering a range of material models under a variety of loading conditions, are discussed. Finite element modeling using macro-elements is elaborated on. Recent developments in modeling and experimental aspects of bonded systems with graded adhesive layers and dual adhesives are described. Simulation of progressive damage in bonded joints is addressed. A novel vibration-based approach to detect disbonding and delamination in composite joints is also discussed. Readership The book is central to a range of engineers including mechanical, reliability, construction and surface engineers as well as materials scientists who are engaged in the mechanics of structural adhesive joints. Industries that will use this book include aerospace, electronics, biomedical, automotive, ship building, and construction.

Recent Advances in Modeling and Simulation Tools for Communication Networks and Services

CHAPTER 3 Using Visualization Techniques in Multilayer Traffic Modeling
Arnold Bragg Center for Advanced Network Research RTI International, Inc. Box
12194 Research Triangle Park, NC 27709 USA Abstract. We describe
visualization ...

Recent Advances in Modeling and Simulation Tools for Communication Networks and Services

Author: Nejat Ince

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0387739076

Page: 466

View: 848

This book contains a selection of papers presented at a Symposium organized under the aegis of COST Telecommunications Action 285. The main objective of the Action is to enhance existing modeling and simulation tools and to develop new tools for research in emerging multi-service telecommuncation networks in the areas of model performance improvement, multilayer traffic modeling, and the important issue of evaluation and validation of the new modeling tools. The studies related to the activities above are carried out by members of the Action Group with contributions from invited experts/scientists from non-COST countries, academia and industry (within and outside Europe). The book is a collection of important aspects of study results achieved by this distinguished group of experts/scientists from Europe and the US. The book is divided into the following six areas: - Multilayer Modeling - Wireless and Sensor Networks - Verification and Validation - High Throughput Systems - Traffic - Applications of Simulation A useful reference work for academic researchers and practitioners, this book is the third in a series of works focusing on modeling and simulation methods, techniques, and tools in telecommunications. Previous works in this series are: Modeling and Simulation Tools for Emerging Telecommunications Networks: Needs, Trends, Challenges and Solutions, by A. Nejat Ince and Ercan Topuz (editors), Springer, 2006, 510 pages, ISBN: 978-0-387-32921-5 Modeling and Simulation Environment for Satellite and Terrestrial Communications Networks, by A. Nejat Ince (Editor), Springer, 2004, 424 pages, ISBN: 978-0-7923-7547-0

mODa 11 Advances in Model Oriented Design and Analysis

This volume contains pioneering contributions to both the theory and practice of optimal experimental design.

mODa 11   Advances in Model Oriented Design and Analysis

Author: Joachim Kunert

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319312669

Page: 254

View: 874

This volume contains pioneering contributions to both the theory and practice of optimal experimental design. Topics include the optimality of designs in linear and nonlinear models, as well as designs for correlated observations and for sequential experimentation. There is an emphasis on applications to medicine, in particular, to the design of clinical trials. Scientists from Europe, the US, Asia, Australia and Africa contributed to this volume of papers from the 11th Workshop on Model Oriented Design and Analysis.

Recent Advances on Model Hosts

Chapter 7 Ecological Niche Modeling as a Tool for Understanding Distributions
and Interactions of Vectors, Hosts, and Etiologic Agents of Chagas Disease Jane
Costa and A. Townsend Peterson Abstract Chagas disease, or American ...

Recent Advances on Model Hosts

Author: Eleftherios Mylonakis

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781441956385

Page: 136

View: 911

Most studies of bacterial or fungal infectious diseases focus separately on the pathogenic microbe, the host response, or the characterization of therapeutic compounds. Compartmentalization of pathogenesis-related research into an analysis of the “pathogen”, the “host,” or the “antimicrobial compound” has largely been dictated by the lack of model systems in which all of these approaches can be used simultaneously, as well as by the traditional view that microbiology, immunology, and chemical biology and pharmacology are separate disciplines. An increasing number of workers from different fields have turned to insects, fish, worms and other model hosts as facile, ethically expedient, relatively simple, and inexpensive hosts to model a variety of human infectious diseases and to study host responses and innate immunity. Because many of these hosts are genetically tractable, they can be used in conjunction with an appropriate pathogen to facilitate the discovery of novel features of the host innate immune response. This book provides a series of reports from the 1st International Conference on Model Hosts. This first of its kind meeting focused on invertebrate, vertebrate and amoeboid systems used for the study of host-pathogen interactions, virulence and immunity, as well as on the relevance of these pathogenesis systems and mammalian models. Importantly, a common, fundamental set of molecular mechanisms is employed by a significant number of microbial pathogens against a widely divergent array of metazoan hosts. Moreover, the evolutionarily conserved immune responses of these model hosts have contributed important insights to our understanding of the innate immune response of mammals. This book provides a series of reports from the 1st International Conference on Model Hosts. This first of its kind meeting focused on invertebrate, vertebrate and amoeboid systems used for the study of host-pathogen interactions, virulence and immunity, as well as on the relevance of these pathogenesis systems and mammalian models. Importantly, a common, fundamental set of molecular mechanisms is employed by a significant number of microbial pathogens against a widely divergent array of metazoan hosts. Moreover, the evolutionarily conserved immune responses of these model hosts have contributed important insights to our understanding of the innate immune response of mammals.

mODa 10 Advances in Model Oriented Design and Analysis

Proceedings of the 10th International Workshop in Model-Oriented Design and
Analysis Held in Łagów Lubuski, Poland, June 10–14, 2013 Dariusz Ucinski,
Anthony C. Atkinson, Maciej Patan ...

mODa 10     Advances in Model Oriented Design and Analysis

Author: Dariusz Ucinski

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 331900218X

Page: 249

View: 826

This book collects the proceedings of the 10th Workshop on Model-Oriented Design and Analysis (mODa). A model-oriented view on the design of experiments, which is the unifying theme of all mODa meetings, assumes some knowledge of the form of the data-generating process and naturally leads to the so-called optimum experimental design. Its theory and practice have since become important in many scientific and technological fields, ranging from optimal designs for dynamic models in pharmacological research, to designs for industrial experimentation, to designs for simulation experiments in environmental risk management, to name but a few. The methodology has become even more important in recent years because of the increased speed of scientific developments, the complexity of the systems currently under investigation and the mounting pressure on businesses, industries and scientific researchers to reduce product and process development times. This increased competition requires ever increasing efficiency in experimentation, thus necessitating new statistical designs. This book presents a rich collection of carefully selected contributions ranging from statistical methodology to emerging applications. It primarily aims to provide an overview of recent advances and challenges in the field, especially in the context of new formulations, methods and state-of-the-art algorithms. The topics included in this volume will be of interest to all scientists and engineers and statisticians who conduct experiments.

Advances in Modelling and Control of Non integer Order Systems

... mathematical fundamentals, approximation, modeling and simulations,
controllability and control, stability analysis and applications of various
noninteger-order methodologies. 1 Mitkowski W., Kacprzyk J., Baranowski J.:
Advances in the ...

Advances in Modelling and Control of Non integer Order Systems

Author: Krzysztof J. Latawiec

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319099000

Page: 295

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This volume presents selected aspects of non-integer, or fractional order systems, whose analysis, synthesis and applications have increasingly become a real challenge for various research communities, ranging from science to engineering. The spectrum of applications of the fractional order calculus has incredibly expanded, in fact it would be hard to find a science/engineering-related subject area where the fractional calculus had not been incorporated. The content of the fractional calculus is ranged from pure mathematics to engineering implementations and so is the content of this volume. The volume is subdivided into six parts, reflecting particular aspects of the fractional order calculus. The first part contains a single invited paper on a new formulation of fractional-order descriptor observers for fractional-order descriptor continous LTI systems. The second part provides new elements to the mathematical theory of fractional-order systems. In the third part of this volume, a bunch of new results in approximation, modeling and simulations of fractional-order systems is given. The fourth part presents new solutions to some problems in controllability and control of non-integer order systems, in particular fractional PID-like control. The fifth part analyzes the stability of non-integer order systems and some new results are offered in this important respect, in particular for discrete-time systems. The final, sixth part of this volume presents a spectrum of applications of the noninteger order calculus, ranging from bi-fractional filtering, in particular of electromyographic signals, through the thermal diffusion and advection diffusion processes to the SIEMENS platform implementation. This volume's papers were all subjected to stimulating comments and discussions from the active audience of the RRNR'2014, the 6th Conference on Non-integer Order Calculus and Its Applications that was organized by the Department of Electrical, Control and Computer Engineering, Opole University of Technology, Opole, Poland.

MODA 7 Advances in Model Oriented Design and Analysis

Modeling aggregate behavior and fluctuations in economics : stochastic views of
interacting agents . ... In A. Di Bucchianico , H. Läuter , and H.P. Wynn , editors ,
moDa 7- Advances in Model - Oriented Design and Analysis ( Heeze , June ...

MODA 7   Advances in Model Oriented Design and Analysis

Author: Alessandro Di Bucchianico

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783790802139

Page: 240

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The volume contains the proceedings of the 7th Workshop on Model-Oriented Design and Analysis which has had the purpose of bringing together leading researchers in Eastern and Western Europe for an in-depth discussion of the optimal design of experiments. The papers are representative of the latest developments concerning non-linear models, computational algorithms and important applications, especially to medical statistics.

Advances in Mathematical Modeling for Reliability

Advances in Bayesian Software Reliability Modeling Fabrizio RUGGERI a,1, and
Refik SOYER b a CNR IMATI, Milano, Italy b Department of Decision Sciences,
The George Washington University, USA Abstract. This paper reviews recent ...

Advances in Mathematical Modeling for Reliability

Author: T. Bedford

Publisher: IOS Press

ISBN: 1586038656

Page: 237

View: 449

Advances in Mathematical Modeling for Reliability discusses fundamental issues on mathematical modeling in reliability theory and its applications. Beginning with an extensive discussion of graphical modeling and Bayesian networks, the focus shifts towards repairable systems: a discussion about how sensitive availability calculations parameter choices, and emulators provide the potential to perform such calculations on complicated systems to a fair degree of accuracy and in a computationally efficient manner. Another issue that is addressed is how competing risks arise in reliability and maintenance analysis through the ways in which data is censored. Mixture failure rate modeling is also a point of discussion, as well as the signature of systems, where the properties of the system through the signature from the probability distributions on the lifetime of the components are distinguished. The last three topics of discussion are relations among aging and stochastic dependence, theoretical advances in modeling, inference and computation, and recent advances in recurrent event modeling and inference.

Nanoscale Flow

Featuring contributions from top inventors in industry, academia, and government, this comprehensive book: Highlights the current status of research on nucleate pool boiling heat transfer, flow boiling heat transfer, and critical heat flux ...

Nanoscale Flow

Author: Sarhan M. Musa

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1351831151

Page: 265

View: 987

Understanding the physical properties and dynamical behavior of nanochannel flows has been of great interest in recent years and is important for the theoretical study of fluid dynamics and engineering applications in physics, chemistry, medicine, and electronics. The flows inside nanoscale pores are also important due to their highly beneficial drag and heat transfer properties. Nanoscale Flow: Advances, Modeling, and Applications presents the latest research in the multidisciplinary area of nanoscale flow. Featuring contributions from top inventors in industry, academia, and government, this comprehensive book: Highlights the current status of research on nucleate pool boiling heat transfer, flow boiling heat transfer, and critical heat flux (CHF) phenomena of nanofluids Describes two novel fractal models for pool boiling heat transfer of nanofluids, including subcooled pool boiling and nucleate pool boiling Explores thermal conductivity enhancement in nanofluids measured with a hot-wire calorimeter Discusses two-phase laminar mixed convection AL2O3–water nanofluid in an elliptic duct Explains the principles of molecular and omics imaging and spectroscopy techniques for cancer detection Analyzes fluid dynamics modeling of the tumor vasculature and drug transport Studies the properties of nanoscale particles and their impact on diagnosis, therapeutics, and theranostics Provides a brief background and review of medical nanoscale flow applications Contains useful appendices of physical constants, equations, common symbols, mathematical formulas, the periodic table, and more A valuable reference for engineers, scientists, and biologists, Nanoscale Flow: Advances, Modeling, and Applications is also designed for researchers, universities, industrial institutions, and government, giving it broad appeal.

Advances in Modelling and Clinical Application of Intravenous Anaesthesia

MODELS. Valerie. Billard*. 1. INTRODUCTION Anaesthesiologists have a
special interest in pharmacology, maybe even ... Villejuif, France Advances in
Modelling and Clinical Application of Intravenous Anaesthesia 57 Edited by Vuyk
and ...

Advances in Modelling and Clinical Application of Intravenous Anaesthesia

Author: J. Vuyk

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780306477058

Page: 280

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Since its launch in 1998 the European Society for Intravenous Anaesthesia (EuroSIVA) has come a long way in providing educational material and supporting the research and clinical application of intravenous anaesthesia. After the first two annual meetings held in Barcelona and Amsterdam in 1998 and 1999, three other successful meetings took place in Vienna, Gothenburg and Nice in 2000, 2001 and 2002. Next to these main meetings, starting in the year 2000, a smaller winter meeting has been organised every last week of January in Crans Montana, Switzerland. Both the main summer and the winter meetings breathe the same atmosphere of sharing the latest on intravenous anaesthesia research in the presence of a friendly environment and good company. Since the first meetings the educational tools of EuroSIVA have increased in quantity and technical quality allowing digital slide and video presentation along with the use of the computer simulation program TIVAtrainer during the speaker sessions and the workshops. Furthermore, EuroSIVA now exploits a website www. eurosiva. org that allows for continuous exchange of information on intravenous anaesthesia, the TIVAtrainer, the EuroSIVA meetings and online registration for these meetings. The EuroSIVA is currently engaged in friendly contacts with the Asian Oceanic Society for Intravenous Anaesthesia (AOSIVA), the United Kingdom Society for Intravenous Anaesthesia (UKSIVA), the Korean Society for Intravenous Anaesthesia (KSIVA), the European Society of Anaesthesiology (ESA) and the International Society for Applied Pharmacology (ISAP).

Advances in Crop Modelling for a Sustainable Agriculture

Crop modelling has huge potential to improve decision making in farming. This collection reviews advances in next-generation models focused on user needs at the whole farm system and landscape scale.

Advances in Crop Modelling for a Sustainable Agriculture

Author: Kenneth Boote

Publisher: Burleigh Dodds Series in Agric

ISBN: 9781786762405

Page: 420

View: 137

Crop modelling has huge potential to improve decision making in farming. This collection reviews advances in next-generation models focused on user needs at the whole farm system and landscape scale.

mODa 8 Advances in Model Oriented Design and Analysis

Proceedings of the 8th International Workshop in Model-Oriented Design and
Analysis held in Almagro, Spain, June 4-8, 2007 Jesus Lopez-Fidalgo, Juan
Manuel Rodríguez-Díaz, Bernard Torsney. A full basis of a given degree,
equivalently a ...

mODa 8   Advances in Model Oriented Design and Analysis

Author: Jesus Lopez-Fidalgo

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3790819522

Page: 241

View: 210

This volume contains the proceedings of the 8th Workshop on Model-Oriented Design and Analysis. It offers leading and pioneering work on optimal experimental designs, both from a mathematical/statistical point of view and with regard to real applications. Scientists from all over the world have contributed to this volume. Primary topics are designs for nonlinear models and applications to experimental medicine.

mODa 9 Advances in Model Oriented Design and Analysis

A new interpretation of design measures. In A. C. Atkinson, L. Pronzato, and H. P.
Wynn (Eds.), MODA 5 - Advances in Model-Oriented Data Analysis and
Experimental Design, 239–246. Heidelberg: Physica-Verlag. P ́azman, A. and
W. G. M ...

mODa 9     Advances in Model Oriented Design and Analysis

Author: Alessandra Giovagnoli

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783790824100

Page: 239

View: 170

Statisticians and experimentalists will find the latest trends in optimal experimental design research. Some papers are pioneering contributions, leading to new open research problems. It is a colection of peer reviewed papers.