Engineering

The Values of Incentive Regulations and Comprehensive Framework for Electrical Asset Management: An Iranian/Tehran Province Perspective
Asset management framework and its incentive economic equations are represented in this paper. To this end, asset management process conducted to realize distribution targets, are considered and a comprehensive framework of these activities is represented. This framework can be utilized in planning and evaluation of distribution system. On the basis of asset management comprehensive framework, ...


Study on the Architecture of China’s Innovation Network of Automotive Industrial Cluster
In today’s world, as a popular and highly efficient means of transportation, automotive has become an important symbol of modern society. Automotive industry is regarded as the “core industry” and is an important manufacturing industry. It has high degree of industrial correlation and significant benefits of scale economy. The industry is capital and technology-intensive. The development ...
Performance Improvement by Logistics Collaboration Management Model for Orchid Flower Industry in Thailand
This paper aims to present the logistics collaboration management model and performance improvement of orchid flower firms in logistics activities for growers and exporters. The collaboration results improving cost, time and reliability to all parties in the chain. The collaboration management model becomes firms’ management tools for competitive advantage among rivals in the industry. The lo...


Managerial Challenges Impacting on a TBM Design: A Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Metro Project
This paper explores the managerial challenges and viewpoints relating to the management of a metro design in KSA, raised by a group of design engineering staff. The paper examines the scope, reflections, and attitudes to the project management and which appear to contribute to the efficacy of the design outcomes between a single group of engineering personnel of thirteen (13) design engineers f...
Development of a Decision Support System (DSS) for Fitter Mechanics on Bulldozer Power Failure Maintenance: Case Study of Komatsu and Cummins Engines
Maintenance plays an important role in the life span of equipment. The cost incurred during maintenance of machineries affects the service cost of the equipment. In other to reduce the cost and time wastage, effective troubleshooting tool is required. Power failure in earth moving equipment arises when the front-mounted “dozer” blade cannot push soil forward and create a level surface for c...


The Relationship between Level of Architect’s Professional Competencies and Client Satisfaction Level
Identifying key competencies and how they relate to crucial outcomes such as client satisfaction has become a dominant area receiving intensive attention through research in recent times in organisational management, services consulting and construction. The evaluation of the link between client satisfaction and competencies is considered crucial to the success of consulting assignments in toda...
Strategic Approaches and Barriers in Eco-Innovations: Case Studies in the Belgian and Swedish Beer Industries
This article contributes to the research on Eco-innovations in its exploration of the barriers to such innovations and of the different strategies managers use as they try to make their production and their products greener. The research consists of four case studies of manufacturers of ecological beer: two Swedish breweries and two Belgian breweries. The article examines how breweries, as firs...

Prioritisation of candidate genes and single nucleotide polymorphisms for dental caries susceptibility
Discovery of causal genes and awareness of risk factors for dental caries may assist development of personalised prevention and early detection of dental caries. A computational approach to identify and prioritise candidate genes and single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) was developed and applied to dental caries susceptibility. Information on normal biological functions from gene ontology (GO...
ANN-based EMG classification for myoelectric control
This work presents a new neural network model related to EMG signal classification for myoelectric control. The aim of this work is to develop a more accurate method for pattern recognition and intention interpretation of five human forearm hand gestures: grasping, extension/flexion, and ulna/radial deviation. A sum of 750 signals that incorporated all the selected hand movements were acquired ...

A preliminary comparison of using handheld devices in promoting the healthcare performance within a radiology department in terms of diagnostic accuracy and workflow efficiency
A preliminary research was conducted to compare the merits of using smartphones, iPad, and other tablet handheld devices with traditional systems in enhancing performance and workflow of radiology department. Review of work done on the topic was used as the secondary research method. There were not many works directly related to the topic. Hence, other related works were also reviewed. Neverthe...
Closed-loop control strategy for type I diabetic patients
Administering 'optimal' amount of insulin to maintain the blood glucose (BG) concentration in the normoglycaemic range is vital in type I diabetics. Insulin injection therapy is widely practiced for the maintenance of blood glucose levels within the normoglycemic range (70-100 mg/dL) for type I diabetics. Current insulin therapy for patients with type I diabetes often results in high variabilit...

A neuro-fuzzy decision support model for therapy of heart failure
Most medical decision support systems focus on diagnosis with little emphasis on therapy to the effect that though an accurate diagnosis is undertaken patients still have problems of drug misuse as a result of inaccurate therapy. The purpose of this paper is to design an assistive model for therapy of heart failure using artificial neural networks (ANN). Artificial neural networks have been fou...
Adapting rough-fuzzy classifier to solve class imbalance problem in heart disease prediction using FCM
The main objective of this research is to develop a heart disease prediction technique by solving class imbalance problem. Class imbalance problem severely affects the performance of the prediction if the distribution of data is not clearly defined. To overcome class imbalance problem and achieve promising results in this work, the proposed technique is divided into three steps. Initially, the ...
Implementation of motion transfer in robotic surgery
Minimally invasive surgery is a modern surgical technique in which the operating tools are inserted into the patient through small incisions. Robotic applications in general surgery have evolved from simple surgical assist devices, to more sophisticated systems capable of enhancing surgical performance. The primary class of robots used in general surgery today, are 'master-slave' machines, wher...
Buckling analysis of thin-walled sections under localised loading using the semi-analytical finite strip method
Thin-walled sections under localised loading may lead to web crippling of the sections. This paper develops the Semi-Analytical Finite Strip Method (SAFSM) for thin-walled sections subject to localised loading to investigate web crippling phenomena. The method is benchmarked against analytical solutions, Finite Element Method (FEM) solutions, as well as Spline Finite Strip Method (SFSM) solutio...