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On the link between activity patterns and traffic within-day demand profiles: empirical analysis and application to demand estimation Cantelmo, Guido ; Viti, Francesco Scientific Conference (2015, September) Detailed reference viewed: 90 (16 UL)On the performance of strain smoothing for quadratic and enriched finite element approximations (XFEM/GFEM/PUFEM) Bordas, Stéphane ; ; et al in International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering (2011), 86(4-5), 637-666 By using the strain smoothing technique proposed by Chen et al. (Comput. Mech. 2000; 25:137-156) for meshless methods in the context of the finite element method (FEM), Liu et al. (Comput. Mech. 2007; 39 ... [more ▼] By using the strain smoothing technique proposed by Chen et al. (Comput. Mech. 2000; 25:137-156) for meshless methods in the context of the finite element method (FEM), Liu et al. (Comput. Mech. 2007; 39(6):859-877) developed the Smoothed FEM (SFEM). Although the SFEM is not yet well understood mathematically, numerical experiments point to potentially useful features of this particularly simple modification of the FEM. To date, the SFEM has only been investigated for bilinear and Wachspress approximations and is limited to linear reproducing conditions. The goal of this paper is to extend the strain smoothing to higher order elements and to investigate numerically in which condition strain smoothing is beneficial to accuracy and convergence of enriched finite element approximations. We focus on three widely used enrichment schemes, namely: (a) weak discontinuities; (b) strong discontinuities; (c) near-tip linear elastic fracture mechanics functions. The main conclusion is that strain smoothing in enriched approximation is only beneficial when the enrichment functions are polynomial (cases (a) and (b)), but that non-polynomial enrichment of type (c) lead to inferior methods compared to the standard enriched FEM (e.g. XFEM). © 2011 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. [less ▲] Detailed reference viewed: 189 (1 UL)On the role of enrichment and statistical admissibility of recovered fields in a posteriori error estimation for enriched finite element methods ; ; Bordas, Stéphane et al in Engineering Computations (2012), 29(8), 814-841 Purpose - The purpose of this paper is to assess the effect of the statistical admissibility of the recovered solution and the ability of the recovered solution to represent the singular solution; also ... [more ▼] Purpose - The purpose of this paper is to assess the effect of the statistical admissibility of the recovered solution and the ability of the recovered solution to represent the singular solution; also the accuracy, local and global effectivity of recovery-based error estimators for enriched finite element methods (e.g. the extended finite element method, XFEM). Design/methodology/approach - The authors study the performance of two recovery techniques. The first is a recently developed superconvergent patch recovery procedure with equilibration and enrichment (SPR-CX). The second is known as the extended moving least squares recovery (XMLS), which enriches the recovered solutions but does not enforce equilibrium constraints. Both are extended recovery techniques as the polynomial basis used in the recovery process is enriched with singular terms for a better description of the singular nature of the solution. Findings - Numerical results comparing the convergence and the effectivity index of both techniques with those obtained without the enrichment enhancement clearly show the need for the use of extended recovery techniques in Zienkiewicz-Zhu type error estimators for this class of problems. The results also reveal significant improvements in the effectivities yielded by statistically admissible recovered solutions. Originality/value - The paper shows that both extended recovery procedures and statistical admissibility are key to an accurate assessment of the quality of enriched finite element approximations. © Emerald Group Publishing Limited. [less ▲] Detailed reference viewed: 91 (3 UL)On the structure of a new superhard hexagonal carbon phase ; ; et al in AIP Conference Proceedings (2010), 1233(PART 1), 489-493 Molecular dynamics simulations show that graphite will transform into a superhard phase under cold compression. Recent experiments show that there is a sp 3-rich hexagonal carbon polymorph (a 0=2.496 Å, c ... [more ▼] Molecular dynamics simulations show that graphite will transform into a superhard phase under cold compression. Recent experiments show that there is a sp 3-rich hexagonal carbon polymorph (a 0=2.496 Å, c 0=4.123Å) with a bulk modulus of 447 GPa and average density about 3.6g/cm 3, restricted to the space group of P-62c (No. 190), but the detailed atomic structure was not obtained [Wang et al., P. Natl. Acad. Sci. 101(38), 13699]. Here we set carbon atoms occupying P-62c 4f Wyckoff positions of P-62c, and calculate the total energy of the different structures changing the internal parameter z by first-principles calculations using geometry optimisation algorithm in CASTEP code, which shows that the stable structures in energy (at local minimum points) are hexagonal carbon (z=1/4) and hexagonal diamond (z=1/16). The calculated mechanical properties and lattice parameters of the structure P-62c 4f (z=1/4) are in good agreement with those of the new hexagonal carbon proposed by Wang et al., which indicates that the atomic structure is a possible candidate. © 2010 American Institute of Physics. [less ▲] Detailed reference viewed: 84 (0 UL)On the substitutability of traffic light and pricing controllers in transportation networks Mazur, Xavier ; Rinaldi, Marco ; Viti, Francesco Scientific Conference (2019, June) Detailed reference viewed: 51 (2 UL)On the use of recovery techniques for accurate error estimation and error bounding in XFEM ; ; et al in Bordas, Stéphane; Kerfriden, Pierre (Eds.) 2nd International Conference on the Extended Finite Element Method (2011) Detailed reference viewed: 67 (1 UL)On three-dimensional modelling of crack growth using partition of unity methods ; Bordas, Stéphane ; in Computers & Structures (2010), 88(23-24), 1391-1411 This paper reviews different crack tracking techniques in three-dimensions applicable in the context of partition of unity methods, especially meshfree methods. Issues such as describing and tracking the ... [more ▼] This paper reviews different crack tracking techniques in three-dimensions applicable in the context of partition of unity methods, especially meshfree methods. Issues such as describing and tracking the crack surface are addressed. A crack tracking procedure is proposed in detail and implemented in the context of the extended element-free Galerkin method (XEFG). Several three-dimensional cracking examples are compared to other results from the literature or the experimental data and show good agreement. [less ▲] Detailed reference viewed: 131 (8 UL)On time integration in the XFEM ; Zilian, Andreas in International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering (2009), 79(1), 69-93 The extended finite element method (XFEM) is often used in applications that involve moving interfaces. Examples are the propagation of cracks or the movement of interfaces in two-phase problems. This ... [more ▼] The extended finite element method (XFEM) is often used in applications that involve moving interfaces. Examples are the propagation of cracks or the movement of interfaces in two-phase problems. This work focuses on time integration in the XFEM. The performance of the discontinuous Galerkin method in time (space-time finite elements (FEs)) and time-stepping schemes are analyzed by convergence studies for different model problems. It is shown that space-time FE achieve optimal convergence rates. Special care is required for time stepping in the XFEM due to the time dependence of the enrichment functions. In each time step, the enrichment functions have to be evaluated at different time levels. This has important consequences in the quadrature used for the integration of the weak form. A time-stepping scheme that leads to optimal or only slightly sub-optimal convergence rates is systematically constructed in this work. © 2009 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. [less ▲] Detailed reference viewed: 91 (3 UL)A one point integration rule over star convex polytopes ; ; et al in Computers and Structures (2019), 215 In this paper, the recently proposed linearly consistent one point integration rule for the meshfree methods is extended to arbitrary polytopes. The salient feature of the proposed technique is that it ... [more ▼] In this paper, the recently proposed linearly consistent one point integration rule for the meshfree methods is extended to arbitrary polytopes. The salient feature of the proposed technique is that it requires only one integration point within each n-sided polytope as opposed to 3n in Francis et al. (2017) and 13n integration points in the conventional approach for numerically integrating the weak form in two dimensions. The essence of the proposed technique is to approximate the compatible strain by a linear smoothing function and evaluate the smoothed nodal derivatives by the discrete form of the divergence theorem at the geometric center. This is done by Taylor’s expansion of the weak form which facilitates the use of the smoothed nodal derivatives acting as the stabilization term. This translates to 50% and 30% reduction in the overall computational time in the two and three dimensions, respectively, whilst preserving the accuracy and the convergence rates. The convergence properties, the accuracy and the efficacy of the one point integration scheme are discussed by solving few benchmark problems in elastostatics. [less ▲] Detailed reference viewed: 46 (0 UL)Online Fault Diagnosis for Nonlinear Power Systems Pan, Wei ; ; et al in Automatica (2015), 55 In this paper, automatic fault diagnosis in large scale power networks described by second-order nonlinear swing equations is studied. This work focuses on a class of faults that occur in the transmission ... [more ▼] In this paper, automatic fault diagnosis in large scale power networks described by second-order nonlinear swing equations is studied. This work focuses on a class of faults that occur in the transmission lines. Transmission line protection is an important issue in power system engineering because a large portion of power system faults is occurring in transmission lines. This paper presents a novel technique to detect, isolate and identify the faults on transmissions using only a small number of observations. We formulate the problem of fault diagnosis of nonlinear power network into a compressive sensing framework and derive an optimisationbased formulation of the fault identification problem. An iterative reweighted `1-minimisation algorithm is finally derived to solve the detection problem efficiently. Under the proposed framework, a real-time fault monitoring scheme can be built using only measurements of phase angles of nonlinear power networks. [less ▲] Detailed reference viewed: 136 (14 UL)Die Online-Testplattform OASYS Keller, Ulrich ; François, Eric ; Fischbach, Antoine et al Presentation (2014, January) Detailed reference viewed: 211 (75 UL)Open-Cell Aluminium Foams with Graded Coatings as Passively Controllable Energy Absorbers ; Beex, Lars ; et al in Materials & Design (2015), 87 Compared to most bulk materials, open-cell aluminium (Al) foams (OCAFs) are light-weight and can absorb a significant amount of energy in compression, e.g. during impact.When coatedwith nickel (Ni), OCAFs ... [more ▼] Compared to most bulk materials, open-cell aluminium (Al) foams (OCAFs) are light-weight and can absorb a significant amount of energy in compression, e.g. during impact.When coatedwith nickel (Ni), OCAFs can absorb even more energy, making them more appropriate for impacts at higher velocities than uncoated OCAFs. When Ni-coated OCAFs experience low-velocity impact however, the stopping distance during the impact is small compared to that of uncoated OCAFs and hence, deceleration occurs fast. This exposes devices (and possibly human beings) protected by OCAFs to large internal forces leading to internal damage. An OCAF that combines the properties of uncoated and coated OCAFs can absorb energy during both low-velocity and high-velocity impact scenarios. This contribution introduces two of such OCAFs which are created by partially and gradually coating OCAFs. The general mechanics of the two OCAFs are revealed using experimental and numerical observation methods. [less ▲] Detailed reference viewed: 595 (26 UL)Optimal dispatching of electric and hybrid buses subject to scheduling and charging constraints Rinaldi, Marco ; ; Laskaris, Georgios et al Scientific Conference (2018, November) We consider the problem of optimally determining the sequence of electric and hybrid buses departing from a multi-line bus terminal, considering both service constraints (schedule adherence) and energy ... [more ▼] We consider the problem of optimally determining the sequence of electric and hybrid buses departing from a multi-line bus terminal, considering both service constraints (schedule adherence) and energy constraints (electric bus charging status, bus recharging scheduling in capacitated facilities). The problem is formulated as a Mixed Integer Linear Program, with the objective of minimizing the total operational cost for the bus lines in question. System dynamics are captured by practical sets of constraints, ranging from scheduling adherence to discharge- recharge dynamics. Individual operational costs at the bus level and at the trip level are fully parametrized, allowing for extensive sensitivity analysis. We investigate a real-life case study based on the city of Luxembourg, where two charging stations have been installed in the central station’s bus terminal. Experimental results show that, while full electrification is indeed possible, the required fleet size depends strongly on the given line(s) timetable. [less ▲] Detailed reference viewed: 106 (5 UL)Optimal multi-line bus dispatching at terminals with electric charging scheduling constraints Rinaldi, Marco ; ; et al Scientific Conference (2018, July) We consider the problem of optimally determining the sequence of electric and conventional internal combustion buses departing from a multi-line bus terminal, considering both service constraints ... [more ▼] We consider the problem of optimally determining the sequence of electric and conventional internal combustion buses departing from a multi-line bus terminal, considering both service constraints (schedule adherence) and energy constraints (electric bus charging status, bus recharging scheduling in capacitated facilities). The problem is formulated as a Mixed Integer Linear Program, with the objective of minimizing the total operational cost for the bus lines in question. System dynamics are captured by twenty sets of constraints, ranging from scheduling adherence to discharge-recharge dynamics. Individual operational costs at the bus level (cost of running an electric / non electric bus per km, cost of recharging) and at the trip level (penalty due to failed schedule adherence) are fully parametrised, allowing for extensive sensitivity analysis. We investigate a real-life case study based in the city of Luxembourg, where two charging stations have been installed in the central station’s bus terminal. Through the model we investigate: i) the minimum amount of electric buses necessary to perform a day’s schedule for two currently partially electrified lines, without resorting to conventional internal combustion alternatives; ii) the impact of electrifying two additional lines, specifically considering the trade-offs related to either adding new buses or new charging stations at the bus terminal. [less ▲] Detailed reference viewed: 108 (9 UL)Optimal output consensus control and outlier detection Thunberg, Johan ; in Proceedings of the 19th International Symposium on Mathematical Theory of Networks and Systems (2010) In this paper we study the output consensus problem for systems of agents with linear continuous time invariant dynamics, and derive control laws that minimize a conical combination of the energies of the ... [more ▼] In this paper we study the output consensus problem for systems of agents with linear continuous time invariant dynamics, and derive control laws that minimize a conical combination of the energies of the agents control signals, while only using local information. We show that the optimal control requires the connectivity graph to be complete and in general requires measurements of the state errors. We identify the cases where the optimal control is only based on output errors, and show that in the infinite time horizon case, the optimal control can always be expressed as a dynamic control that is only based on the output errors. We also give a Lemma for the position of the equilibrium point for a large class of agent dynamics. As a second part of this paper we consider the problem of outlier detection, in which an agent wants to deduce if an other agent is using the consensus controller, or if it is an outlier that uses a different controller. We introduce the outlier detection equation. [less ▲] Detailed reference viewed: 35 (0 UL)Optimal output consensus control for systems of agents with continuous linear dynamics Thunberg, Johan ; in Proceedings of 18th IFAC World Congress (2011) In this paper we study the output consensus problem for systems of agents with linear continuous, time invariant dynamics. We derive control laws with minimal energy that solves the problem, while using ... [more ▼] In this paper we study the output consensus problem for systems of agents with linear continuous, time invariant dynamics. We derive control laws with minimal energy that solves the problem, while using only relative information. Instead of considering a fixed communication topology for the agents, and derive the optimal control for that topology, we derive the optimal control law for any communication topology between the agents. We show that the optimal control uses only relative information but requires the connectivity graph to be complete and in general requires measurements of the state errors. We identify the cases where the optimal control is only based on output errors, and show that in the infinite time horizon case, the optimal controller can always be expressed as a dynamic controller that is only based on the output errors. Regarding the theoretic contributions of this paper, the control laws are derived using methods from linear vector space optimization and are given in closed form. To the authors knowledge these methods have not been used within this context before. [less ▲] Detailed reference viewed: 72 (0 UL)Optimal positioning of surveillance UGVs ; ; Thunberg, Johan in Proceedings of the IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (2008) Unmanned ground vehicles (UGVs) equipped with surveillance cameras present a flexible complement to the numerous stationary sensors being used in security applications today. However, to take full ... [more ▼] Unmanned ground vehicles (UGVs) equipped with surveillance cameras present a flexible complement to the numerous stationary sensors being used in security applications today. However, to take full advantage of the flexibility and speed offered by a group of UGV platforms, a fast way to compute desired camera locations that cover or surround a set of buildings e.g., in response to an alarm, is needed. In this paper we focus on two problems. The first is how to create a line-of-sight perimeter around a given set of buildings with a minimal number of UGVs. The second problem is how to find UGV positions such that a given set of walls are covered by the cameras while taking constraints in terms of zoom, range, resolution and field of view into account. For the first problem we propose a polynomial time algorithm and for the second problem we extend our previous work to include zoom cameras and furthermore provide a theoretical analysis of the approach itself. A number of examples are presented to illustrate the two algorithms. [less ▲] Detailed reference viewed: 99 (0 UL)Optimal Sensor Placement for Leak Location in Water Distribution Networks Using Genetic Algorithms ; ; et al in Sensors (2013), 13(11), 14984-15005 This paper proposes a new sensor placement approach for leak location in water distribution networks (WDNs). The sensor placement problem is formulated as an integer optimization problem. The optimization ... [more ▼] This paper proposes a new sensor placement approach for leak location in water distribution networks (WDNs). The sensor placement problem is formulated as an integer optimization problem. The optimization criterion consists in minimizing the number of non-isolable leaks according to the isolability criteria introduced. Because of the large size and non-linear integer nature of the resulting optimization problem, genetic algorithms (GAs) are used as the solution approach. The obtained results are compared with a semi-exhaustive search method with higher computational effort, proving that GA allows one to find near-optimal solutions with less computational load. Moreover, three ways of increasing the robustness of the GA-based sensor placement method have been proposed using a time horizon analysis, a distance-based scoring and considering different leaks sizes. A great advantage of the proposed methodology is that it does not depend on the isolation method chosen by the user, as long as it is based on leak sensitivity analysis. Experiments in two networks allow us to evaluate the performance of the proposed approach. [less ▲] Detailed reference viewed: 113 (6 UL)Optimierung der Tragfähigkeit von antibiotikabeladenen PMMA-hüftinterimsprothesen Thielen, Thomas Doctoral thesis (2009) Detailed reference viewed: 76 (15 UL)Optimising time-series experimental design for modelling of circadian rhythms: the value of transient data Mombaerts, Laurent ; Mauroy, Alexandre ; Goncalves, Jorge in IFAC-PapersOnLine (2016, October) Circadian clocks consist of complex networks that coordinate the daily cycle of most organisms. In light/dark cycles, the clock is synchronized (or entrained) by the environment, which corresponds to a ... [more ▼] Circadian clocks consist of complex networks that coordinate the daily cycle of most organisms. In light/dark cycles, the clock is synchronized (or entrained) by the environment, which corresponds to a constant rephasing of the oscillations and leads to a steady state regime. Some circadian clocks are endogenous oscillators with rhythms of about 24-hours that persist in constant light or constant darkness. This operating mechanism with and without entrainment provides flexibility and robustness to the clock against perturbations. Most of the clock-oriented experiments are performed under constant photoperiodic regime, overlooking the transitory regime that takes place between light/dark cycles and constant light or darkness. This paper provides a comparative analysis of the informative potential of the transient time-series data with the other regimes for clock modelling. Realistic data were simulated from 2 experimentally validated plant circadian clock models and sliced into several time windows. These windows represent the different regimes that take place before, meanwhile and after the switch to constant light. Then, a network inference tool was used over each window and its capability of retrieving the ground-truth of the network was compared for each window. The results suggest that including the transient data to the network inference technique significally improves its performance. [less ▲] Detailed reference viewed: 160 (15 UL) |
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