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  • Themes within lecturers' views on the teaching of linear algebra 

    Rensaa, Ragnhild Johanne; Hogstad, Ninni Marie; Monaghan, John David (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2019-09-25)
    This paper reports on themes that arose in an investigation of university lecturers’ views on the teaching of linear algebra. This focus on themes was the initial part of a study concentrating on four areas: What is important to teach in a first course in linear algebra? Are there teaching methods which are particularly suited for such a course? Are there tools that should/should not be used; and ...
  • Swedish first-year engineering students’ views of mathematics, self-efficacy and motivation and their effect on task performance 

    Tossavainen, Timo; Rensaa, Ragnhild Johanne; Johansson, Monica (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2019-08-29)
    We examine a group (N = 88) of Swedish first-year engineering students, their motivation, self-efficacy, and beliefs about the nature of mathematics, and how these relate to their task performance in mathematics. In our data, engineering students who emphasized the exact reasoning in their view of mathematics performed significantly better in a set of mathematical tasks than those who emphasized ...
  • Wind energy at remote islands in arctic region—A case study of Solovetsky islands 

    Ghani, Rizwan; Kangash, Aleksei; Virk, Muhammad Shakeel; Maryandshev, Pavel; Mustafa, Mohamad (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2019-10-07)
    This paper describes a case study of wind resource assessment and wind park design at the Solovetsky Islands, which are located in the Arctic region of northern Russia. The Solovetsky historical and cultural complex has been included in the list of UNESCO's World Heritage Sites. 18 years of data of wind climatology from the NASA Langley Research Center are used for wind resource assessment at the ...
  • Reverse Logistics Network Design for Effective Management of Medical Waste in Epidemic Outbreaks: Insights from the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Outbreak in Wuhan (China) 

    Yu, Hao; Sun, Xu; Solvang, Wei Deng; Zhao, Xu (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2020-03-09)
    The outbreak of an epidemic disease may pose significant treats to human beings and may further lead to a global crisis. In order to control the spread of an epidemic, the effective management of rapidly increased medical waste through establishing a temporary reverse logistics system is of vital importance. However, no research has been conducted with the focus on the design of an epidemic reverse ...
  • Recent trends in operation modal analysis techniques and its application on a steel truss bridge 

    Singh, Harpal; Grip, Niklas (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2019)
    Aging of infrastructure causes many problems with great consequences, essentially economical. Operation modal analysis (OMA) is one of the most crucial techniques used for dynamic analysis of civil engineering structures (e.g. bridges, dams or tunnels). OMA uses various time and frequency domain methods to obtain the modal parameters. The analysis of OMA techniques can be used to detect, locate and ...
  • Experimental study of ice accretion on S826 & S832 wind turbine blade profiles 

    Jin, Jia Yi; Virk, Muhammad Shakeel (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2019-10-16)
    To optimize the aerodynamic performance and reduce production losses of wind turbine operating in icing conditions, it is necessary to better understand the ice accretion physics along wind turbine blade. This paper describes a case study of ice accretion physics and its effects on aerodynamic performance of S826 and S832 airfoils for dry and wet ice conditions. Both these airfoils have different ...
  • An investigation into empirical ice density formulations for dry ice growth on cylinders 

    Sokolov, Pavlo; Virk, Muhammad Shakeel (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2019-10-17)
    This paper describes an investigation into the empirical accreted icing density formulations, namely the numerical fits by (Makkonen and Stallabrass, 1984) and (Jones, 1990). Typically, the icing severity is estimated by the masses of the accreted ice, however, for this study the focus is primarily on the accreted ice densities and thicknesses for the main purpose of estimating the ice loads, in ...
  • Study of ice accretion and icing effects on aerodynamic characteristics of DU96 wind turbine blade profile 

    Jin, Jia Yi; Virk, Muhammad (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2019-01-26)
    In order to optimize the large wind turbines operation in ice prone cold regions, it is important to better understand the ice accretion physics and its effects on aerodynamic performance and power production losses. This paper describes a case study of ice accretion on DU96-W-180 airfoil, which has been used for large wind turbine blades such as NREL 5 MW. Analysis has been carried out for glaze ...
  • Construction professionals’ perspectives on drivers and barriers of sustainable construction 

    Tokbolat, Serik; Karaca, Ferhat; Durdyev, Serdar; Calay, Rajnish K (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2019-06-05)
    With the associated environmental challenges and unsustainable patterns of construction, there is also notable awareness and willingness among the state bodies to adopt sustainability measures and practices in Kazakhstan. This study explores the drivers of and barriers inhibiting the adoption of sustainability paradigm in the construction context of Kazakhstan. The drivers and barriers were validated ...
  • Dual quaternion control: a review of recent results within motion control 

    Johansen, Tor-Aleksander; Sánchez, José J.; Kristiansen, Raymond (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2019-11-24)
    This paper presents a review of recent results in the field of dual quaternion based motion control. In addition, we derive two control laws for trajectory tracking control of a fully actuated rigid-body based on the resemblance of dual quaternion kinematics and dynamics to the quaternion based rotational kinematics and dynamics. A velocity error sliding surface and an integrator backstepping ...
  • Equivalent integral conditions related to bilinear Hardy-type inequalities 

    Kanjilal, Saikat; Persson, Lars Erik; Shambilova, Guldarya E (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2019)
    Infinitely many, even scales of, equivalent conditions are derived to characterize the bilinear Hardy-type inequality under various ranges of parameters.
  • Singularly perturbed spectral problems in a thin cylinder with fourier conditions on its bases 

    Piatnitski, Andrey; Rybalko, Volodymyr (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2019)
    The paper deals with the bottom of the spectrum of a singularly perturbed second order elliptic operator defined in a thin cylinder and having locally periodic coefficients in the longitudinal direction. We impose a homogeneous Neumann boundary condition on the lateral surface of the cylinder and a generic homogeneous Fourier condition at its bases. We then show that the asymptotic behavior of the ...
  • Homogenization of Levy-type operators with oscillating coefficients 

    Kassmann, Moritz; Piatnitski, Andrey; Zhizhina, Elena (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2019-01-05)
    The paper deals with homogenization of Lévy-type operators with rapidly oscillating coefficients. We consider cases of periodic and random statistically homogeneous micro-structures and show that in the limit we obtain a Lévy-operator. In the periodic case we study both symmetric and non-symmetric kernels whereas in the random case we only investigate symmetric kernels. We also address a nonlinear ...
  • Homogenization of biased convolution type operators 

    Piatnitski, Andrey; Zhizhina, Elena (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2019-11-07)
    This paper deals with homogenization of parabolic problems for integral convolution type operators with a non-symmetric jump kernel in a periodic elliptic medium. It is shown that the homogenization result holds in moving coordinates. We determine the corresponding effective velocity and prove that the limit operator is a second order parabolic operator with constant coefficients. We also consider ...
  • Exploring future C++ features within a geometric modeling context 

    Bratlie, Jostein; Dalmo, Rune (Peer reviewed; Conference object; Chapter, 2019-11)
    The development of the C++ programming language and its standard library has undergone a renaissance since the introduction of the C++11 standard, making the language more relevant than ever, through modern features, simplification and expansion of the standard library. Comparing past and future feature sets (C++17, C++20, ...) similar to comparing different programming languages. In this article ...
  • Limit behaviour of diffusion in high-contrast periodic media and related Markov semigroups 

    Piatnitski, Andrey; Pirogov, S; Zhizhina, Elena (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2019)
    The goal of the paper is to describe the large time behaviour of a symmetric diffusion in a high-contrast periodic environment and to characterize the limit process under the diffusive scaling. We consider separately the C0 and the L2 settings.
  • Numerical study on the ventilation performance of a livestock house built in porous panels in Cold Regions 

    Mustafa, Mohamad; Xu, Yizhong; Calay, Rajnish K; Sørensen, Bjørn Reidar (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2019-11)
    This paper presents a numerical prediction on the assessment of natural ventilation on a livestock house built in porous panels, aided by Computational Fluid Dynamics techniques. A typical climatic environment in Cold Regions was taken into consideration. The ventilation performances have been assessed by the distribution of indoor air velocity, turbulence intensity and local mean age of air through ...
  • Numerical study on the ventilation performance of a livestock house built in porous panels in Cold Regions 

    Xu, Yizhong; Mustafa, Mohamad; Calay, Rajnish K; Sørensen, Bjørn Reidar (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2019)
    This paper presents a numerical prediction on the assessment of natural ventilation on a livestock house built in porous panels, aided by Computational Fluid Dynamics techniques. A typical climatic environment in Cold Regions was taken into consideration. The ventilation performances have been assessed by the distribution of indoor air velocity, turbulence intensity and local mean age of air through ...
  • Architecture for Safe Human-Robot Collaboration: Multi-Modal Communication in Virtual Reality for Efficient Task Execution 

    Shu, Beibei; Sziebig, Gabor; Pieters, Roel (Peer reviewed; Chapter; Bokkapittel, 2019-08-01)
    Task-sharing and Human-Robot Collaboration has gained increased attention with the widespread commissioning and usage of collaborative robots. However, recent studies show that the fenceless collaborative robots are not as harmless as they look like. In order to study Human-Robot Interaction scenarios, in a safe manner, we propose to execute the scenario in Virtual Reality simulation and afterwards ...
  • Preliminary Results on Waypoint Tracking for Spacecraft with Actuator Constraints 

    Oland, Espen; Andersen, Tom Stian (Peer reviewed; Chapter; Bokkapittel, 2019-07-22)
    This paper presents preliminary results on how to perform waypoint tracking with spacecraft with actuator constraints. It considers a simplified spacecraft model and can be considered a deep space model, and shows how to perform waypoint tracking with only one main thruster together with full attitude control. As the spacecraft reaches close to the waypoint during a deceleration phase that makes the ...

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