Journals / CMC / Vol.53, No.4
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  • ARTICLE

    Comparison of CS, CGM and CS-CGM for Prediction of Pipe’s Inner Surface in FGMs

    Haolong Chen1,2, Bo Yu1, Huanlin Zhou1*, Zeng Meng1
    CMC-Computers, Materials & Continua, Vol.53, No.4, pp. 271-290, 2017, DOI:10.3970/cmc.2017.053.271
    Abstract The cuckoo search algorithm (CS) is improved by using the conjugate gradient method(CGM), and the CS-CGM is proposed. The unknown inner boundary shapes are generated randomly and evolved by Lévy flights and elimination mechanism in the CS and CS-CGM. The CS, CGM and CS-CGM are examined for the prediction of a pipe’s inner surface. The direct problem is two-dimensional transient heat conduction in functionally graded materials (FGMs). Firstly, the radial integration boundary element method (RIBEM) is applied to solve the direct problem. Then the three methods are compared to identify the pipe’s inner surfacewith the information of measured temperatures. Finally,… More >

  • ARTICLE

    Low Velocity Impact Response and Failure Assessment of Textile Reinforced Concrete Slabs

    Subashini I1, a, Smitha Gopinath2, *, Aahrthy R3, b
    CMC-Computers, Materials & Continua, Vol.53, No.4, pp. 291-306, 2017, DOI:10.3970/cmc.2017.053.291
    Abstract Present paper proposes a methodology by combining finite element method with smoothed particle hydrodynamics to simulate the response of textile reinforced concrete (TRC) slabs under low velocity impact loading. For the constitutive modelling in the finite element method, the concrete damaged plasticity model was employed to the cementitious binder of TRC and Von-Mises criterion was used for the textile reinforcement. Strain dependent smoothed particle hydrodynamics (SPH) was used to assess the damage and failure pattern of TRC slabs. Numerical simulation was carried out on TRC slabs with two different volume fraction of glass textile reinforcement to predict the energy absorption… More >

  • ARTICLE

    Generalized Rayleigh Wave Dispersion in a Covered Half-space Made of Viscoelastic Materials

    S.D. Akbarov1,2, M. Negin3
    CMC-Computers, Materials & Continua, Vol.53, No.4, pp. 307-341, 2017, DOI:10.3970/cmc.2017.053.307
    Abstract Dispersion of the generalized Rayleigh waves propagating in a covered half-space made of viscoelastic materials is investigated by utilizing the exact equations of the theory of linear viscoelasticity. The dispersion equation is obtained for an arbitrary type of hereditary operator of the materials of the constituents and a solution algorithm is developed for obtaining numerical results on the dispersion of the waves under consideration. Dispersion curves are presented for certain attenuation cases and the influence of the viscosity of the materials is studied through three rheological parameters of the viscoelastic materials which characterize the characteristic creep time, long-term values and… More >

  • ARTICLE

    Research on SFLA-Based Bidirectional Coordinated Control Strategy for EV Battery Swapping Station

    Guo Zhao1,2, Jiang Guo1,2, Hao Qiang3
    CMC-Computers, Materials & Continua, Vol.53, No.4, pp. 343-356, 2017, DOI:10.3970/cmc.2017.053.343
    Abstract As a good measure to tackle the challenges from energy shortages and environmental pollution, Electric Vehicles (EVs) have entered a period of rapid growth. Battery swapping station is a very important way of energy supply to EVs, and it is urgently needed to explore a coordinated control strategy to effectively smooth the load fluctuation in order to adopt the large-scale EVs. Considering bidirectional power flow between the station and power grid, this paper proposed a SFLA-based control strategy to smooth the load profile. Finally, compared simulations were performed according to the related data. Compared to particle swarm optimization (PSO) method,… More >

  • ARTICLE

    Fingerprint Liveness Detection from Different Fingerprint Materials Using Convolutional Neural Network and Principal Component Analysis

    Chengsheng Yuan1,2,3, Xinting Li3, Q. M. Jonathan Wu3, Jin Li4,5, Xingming Sun1,2
    CMC-Computers, Materials & Continua, Vol.53, No.4, pp. 357-372, 2017, DOI:10.3970/cmc.2017.053.357
    Abstract Fingerprint-spoofing attack often occurs when imposters gain access illegally by using artificial fingerprints, which are made of common fingerprint materials, such as silicon, latex, etc. Thus, to protect our privacy, many fingerprint liveness detection methods are put forward to discriminate fake or true fingerprint. Current work on liveness detection for fingerprint images is focused on the construction of complex handcrafted features, but these methods normally destroy or lose spatial information between pixels. Different from existing methods, convolutional neural network (CNN) can generate high-level semantic representations by learning and concatenating low-level edge and shape features from a large amount of labeled… More >

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