Industrial

Integrating Less Common Data Sources to Improve Groundwater Model Calibration
MODFLOW-SURFACT was used to create and calibrate a three-dimensional groundwater flow model to simulate the effects of Nevada Copper Corporation’s proposed Pumpkin Hollow mining project on the local and regional hydrogeologic system. This groundwater flow model relied not only on standard data sources but also on less-common and frequently-overlooked sources that enhanced the knowledge base t...


A Review of Mine Water Rebound Predictions from the VSS–NET Model
Mine water rebound predictions made in the late 1990s and early 2000s were critically reviewed in light of subsequent monitoring data and available literature. The VSS–NET physically-based groundwater model simulates the rebound process by representing both laminar and turbulent flow; the latter is observed in mined out voids, including shafts, adits, and underground roadways. We found good a...
Lean environmental management integration system for sustainability of ISO 14001:2004 standard implementation
The purpose of this study is to present a model for integrating Lean Principles with ISO 14001 Environmental Management System. Design/methodology/approach: To achieve the objective of the study, the methodology used in this study is based on preliminary literature review of ISO 14001 standards and Lean Principles as well as certain case reports from various proponents and authors of ISO 14001 ...


Effect of Poly(l-lactide-co-ε-caprolactone) Macromonomer Composition on the Properties of Hot-Melt Adhesives with High Biomass Contents
Recently, an approach was introduced for incorporating renewable biomass into existing commercial acrylic thermoplastic pressure-sensitive adhesive (PSA) polymers in the form of acrylated macromonomers (MM). This was achieved without sacrificing adhesive performance. Here a study is reviewed on the influence of N-hydroxyethyl acrylamide capped poly(l-lactide-co-ε-caprolactone) MM composition o...
Study of the full-service and low-cost carriers network configuration
The network strategies used by airline carriers have been a recurring subject in air transport research. The aim of this paper is to investigate the relationship between the different operational characteristics of the airline and its route network configuration. Design/methodology/approach: The two main airline carrier typologies - Full-Service and Low-Cost carriers – are analysed using empi...


Reliability assessment of power distribution systems using disjoint path-set algorithm
Finding the reliability expression of different substation configurations can help design a distribution system with the best overall reliability. This paper presents a computerized a nd implemented algorithm, based on Disjoint Sum of Product (DSOP) algorithm. The algorithm was synthesized and applied for the first time to the determination of reliability expression of a substation to determine...
Accelerating market diffusion of battery electric vehicles through alternative mobility concepts
To analyse how consumer acceptance and willingness to pay and thus how the market diffusion of battery electric vehicles could be accelerated, we introduce different mobility concepts in conjunction with single battery electric vehicle offers and test possible effects on consumer acceptance and willingness to pay. Our exploratory analysis of 2,623 private consumers in Germany reveals that batte...

Promoting next generation vehicles in Japan: the smart communities and their experimentations
The development of smart grids opens up interesting perspectives in order to make better use of local renewable energy production, reduce CO2 emissions, giving therefore more emphasis on electrical vehicles. After having briefly described mobility characteristics in Japan and introduced the Japanese context that led to the wide range of new policies implementation aiming at building a low carbo...
Urban, sub-urban or rural: where is the best place for electric vehicles?
This paper critiques the assumption that an urban setting is the most appropriate for electric vehicles. In so doing, it questions the implementation of transitions theory and socio-technical experiments in the quest to establish electric vehicles as an alternative to the existing automobility regime. For vehicle owners and infrastructure providers alike, as with society generally, the benefits...

Carsharing with electric vehicles in the context of users' mobility needs - results from user-centred research from the BeMobility field trial (Berlin)
Both carsharing and the battery electric vehicle (BEV) are innovations central to the discourse on the future development of urban mobility. Here, we investigate the potential of carsharing with BEVs as part of an integrated mobility system with a focus on user acceptance. Drawing on selected results from the project 'BeMobility - Berlin elektromobil', the aim is to provide insights on two main...
A Pareto-efficient market-clearing mechanism for shared-mobility systems
Shared-mobility services facilitate distinctive forms of personal mobility, and their pay-as-you-go business model has been shown to offer substantial benefits relative to use of privately-owned cars. Such systems in general operate one of two business models, in one case where customers make advance reservations and the other in which use is spontaneous and cannot be reserved with any certaint...

Understanding the mobility-transformative qualities of urban park and ride polices in the UK and the Netherlands
Park and Ride (P+R) has emerged as a key element of the sustainable mobility packages of many urban areas in Europe. The present article explores the impact of the introduction of P+R on urban car mobility, especially its potential transformative impact, in two of the densest European states: the UK and the Netherlands. An analysis of six case-studies (i.e., cities) showed a degree of disconnec...
Drivers of carsharing diffusion in Germany: an actor-centred approach
Carsharing increasingly gains ground as a transportation mode in Europe and the world. The present paper contributes to the literature by studying the roles and interplay of market and non-market actors in the diffusion of carsharing. It applies an actor-centred framework to the context of market development of carsharing in Germany, considering the perspectives of carsharing providers, custome...
Passenger transport mode share in cities: exploration of actual and future trends with a worldwide survey
The paper presents the results of a study aiming firstly at comparing passenger transport mode shares in world cities by region and with a detailed typology of transport modes, and secondly at analysing the main changes that may occur in the next 20 years in a rapidly changing context: lifestyles, environmental concerns, economic crisis, public policies, climate change, suburbanisation, new tra...
Acoustic metamaterial plates for elastic wave absorption and structural vibration suppression
This article presents the design and modeling techniques and design guidelines, and reveals the actual working mechanism of acoustic metamaterial plates for elastic wave absorption and structural vibration suppression. Each of the studied metamaterial plates is designed by integrating two (or one) isotropic plates with distributed discrete mass-spring-damper subsystems that act as local vibrati...