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Simultaneous vibration suppression and energy harvesting with a non-traditional vibration absorber
The dynamic vibration absorber, or tuned mass damper, has been one of the most commonly used passive vibration control devices over the past hundred years. With an optimally designed vibration absorber, significant vibration ...
Health condition monitoring of civil structures using time varying autoregressive models
In recent years, there have been an increasing interest in long-term monitoring of civil structures, as the research community has been alarmed by some tragic events and collapses of bridges and buildings that pointed out ...
Year-round biodiesel use strategy in diesel engines in Canadian adverse cold weather conditions
The effects of climate change that have been seen at an unprecedented scale over last decade or so, have sparked intensive efforts toward the identification and development of clean, environmentally compatible, and renewable ...
Cold flow improvement of biodiesel and investigation of the effect of biodiesel emulsification on diesel engine performance and emissions
Increasing concerns over environmental issues and conventional resource depletion have heightened our motivation to use clean and alternative fuels. Biodiesel is simply derived from biomass proposed as an alternative fuel ...
Effects of various additives on regulated emissions of modern diesel engines
Increasingly strict emissions regulations along with man-made global warming has peaked interest in clean burning diesel engines. Renewable biofuels such as biodiesel are being investigated to reduce carbon monoxide (CO), ...