CMES-Computer Modeling in Engineering & Sciences

About the Journal

This journal publishes original research papers of reasonable permanent value, in the areas of computational mechanics, computational physics, computational chemistry, and computational biology, pertinent to solids, fluids, gases, biomaterials, and other continua. Various length scales (quantum, nano, micro, meso, and macro), and various time scales (picoseconds to hours) are of interest. Papers which deal with multi-physics problems, as well as those which deal with the interfaces of mechanics, chemistry, and biology, are particularly encouraged. New computational approaches, and more efficient algorithms, which eventually make near-real-time computations possible, are welcome. Original papers dealing with new methods such as meshless methods, and mesh-reduction methods are sought.

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Science Citation Index (Web of Science): 2020 Impact Factor 1.593; Current Contents: Engineering, Computing & Technology; Scopus Citescore (Impact per Publication 2021): 2.5; SNIP (Source Normalized Impact per Paper 2021): 0.617; RG Journal Impact (average over last three years); Engineering Index (Compendex); Applied Mechanics Reviews; Cambridge Scientific Abstracts: Aerospace and High Technology, Materials Sciences & Engineering, and Computer & Information Systems Abstracts Database; CompuMath Citation Index; INSPEC Databases; Mathematical Reviews; MathSci Net; Mechanics; Science Alert; Science Navigator; Zentralblatt fur Mathematik; Portico, etc...

  • Disease Recognition of Apple Leaf Using Lightweight Multi-Scale Network with ECANet
  • Abstract To solve the problem of difficulty in identifying apple diseases in the natural environment and the low application rate of deep learning recognition networks, a lightweight ResNet (LW-ResNet) model for apple disease recognition is proposed. Based on the deep residual network (ResNet18), the multi-scale feature extraction layer is constructed by group convolution to realize the compression model and improve the extraction ability of different sizes of lesion features. By improving the identity mapping structure to reduce information loss. By introducing the efficient channel attention module (ECANet) to suppress noise from a complex background. The experimental results show that the average… More
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  • Effect Evaluation and Intelligent Prediction of Power Substation Project Considering New Energy
  • Abstract The evaluation of the implementation effect of the power substation project can find out the problems of the project more comprehensively, which has important practical significance for the further development of the power substation project. To ensure accuracy and real-time evaluation, this paper proposes a novel hybrid intelligent evaluation and prediction model based on improved TOPSIS and Long Short-Term Memory (LSTM) optimized by a Sperm Whale Algorithm (SWA). Firstly, under the background of considering the development of new energy, the influencing factors of power substation project implementation effect are analyzed from three aspects of technology, economy and society. Moreover, an… More
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  • Modeling and Prediction of Inter-System Bias for GPS/BDS-2/BDS-3 Combined Precision Point Positioning
  • Abstract The combination of Precision Point Positioning (PPP) with Multi-Global Navigation Satellite System (MultiGNSS), called MGPPP, can improve the positioning precision and shorten the convergence time more effectively than the combination of PPP with only the BeiDou Navigation Satellite System (BDS). However, the Inter-System Bias (ISB) measurement of Multi-GNSS, including the time system offset, the coordinate system difference, and the inter-system hardware delay bias, must be considered for Multi-GNSS data fusion processing. The detected ISB can be well modeled and predicted by using a quadratic model (QM), an autoregressive integrated moving average model (ARIMA), as well as the sliding window strategy… More
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  • On Soft Pre-Rough Approximation Space with Applications in Decision Making
  • Abstract A soft, rough set model is a distinctive mathematical model that can be used to relate a variety of real-life data. In the present work, we introduce new concepts of rough set based on soft pre-lower and soft pre-upper approximation space. These concepts are soft pre-rough equality, soft pre-rough inclusion, soft pre-rough belonging, soft predefinability, soft pre-internal lower, and soft pre-external lower. We study the properties of these concepts. Finally, we use the soft pre-rough approximation to illustrate the importance of our method in decision-making for Chikungunya medical illnesses. In reality, the impact factors of Chikungunya’s medical infection were determined.… More
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  • Visual Object Tracking via Cascaded RPN Fusion and Coordinate Attention
  • Abstract Recently, Siamese-based trackers have achieved excellent performance in object tracking. However, the high speed and deformation of objects in the movement process make tracking difficult. Therefore, we have incorporated cascaded region-proposal-network (RPN) fusion and coordinate attention into Siamese trackers. The proposed network framework consists of three parts: a feature-extraction sub-network, coordinate attention block, and cascaded RPN block.We exploit the coordinate attention block, which can embed location information into channel attention, to establish long-term spatial location dependence while maintaining channel associations. Thus, the features of different layers are enhanced by the coordinate attention block. We then send these features separately into… More
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  • A Fault Risk Warning Method of Integrated Energy Systems Based on RelieF-Softmax Algorithm
  • Abstract The integrated energy systems, usually including electric energy, natural gas and thermal energy, play a pivotal role in the energy Internet project, which could improve the accommodation of renewable energy through multi-energy complementary ways. Focusing on the regional integrated energy system composed of electrical microgrid and natural gas network, a fault risk warning method based on the improved RelieF-softmax method is proposed in this paper. The raw data-set was first clustered by the K-maxmin method to improve the preference of the random sampling process in the RelieF algorithm, and thereby achieved a hierarchical and non-repeated sampling. Then, the improved RelieF… More
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  • The Improved Element-Free Galerkin Method for Anisotropic Steady-State Heat Conduction Problems
  • Abstract In this paper, we considered the improved element-free Galerkin (IEFG) method for solving 2D anisotropic steady-state heat conduction problems. The improved moving least-squares (IMLS) approximation is used to establish the trial function, and the penalty method is applied to enforce the boundary conditions, thus the final discretized equations of the IEFG method for anisotropic steady-state heat conduction problems can be obtained by combining with the corresponding Galerkin weak form. The influences of node distribution, weight functions, scale parameters and penalty factors on the computational accuracy of the IEFG method are analyzed respectively, and these numerical solutions show that less computational… More
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  • A Parallel Computing Schema Based on IGA
  • Abstract In this paper, a new computation scheme based on parallelization is proposed for Isogeometric analysis. The parallel computing is introduced to the whole progress of Isogeometric analysis. Firstly, with the help of the “tensorproduct” and “iso-parametric” feature, all the Gaussian integral points in particular element can be mapped to a global matrix using a transformation matrix that varies from element. Then the derivatives of Gauss integral points are computed in parallel, the results of which can be stored in a global matrix. And a middle layer is constructed to assemble the final stiffness matrices in parallel. The numerical example results… More
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  • Numerical Simulation Research on Static Aeroelastic Effect of the Transonic Aileron of a High Aspect Ratio Aircraf
  • Abstract The static aeroelastic effect of aircraft ailerons with high aspect ratio at transonic velocity is investigated in this paper by the CFD/CSD fluid-structure coupling numerical simulation. The influences of wing static aeroelasticity and the ‘scissor opening’ gap width between aileron control surface and the main wing surface on aileron efficiency are mainly explored. The main purpose of this paper is to provide technical support for the wind tunnel experimental model of aileron static aeroelasticity. The results indicate that the flight dynamic pressure has a great influence on the static aeroelastic effect of ailerons, and the greater the dynamic pressure, the… More
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  • Water Quality Index Using Modified Random Forest Technique: Assessing Novel Input Features
  • Abstract Water quality analysis is essential to understand the ecological status of aquatic life. Conventional water quality index (WQI) assessment methods are limited to features such as water acidic or basicity (pH), dissolved oxygen (DO), biological oxygen demand (BOD), chemical oxygen demand (COD), ammoniacal nitrogen (NH3-N), and suspended solids (SS). These features are often insufficient to represent the water quality of a heavy metal–polluted river. Therefore, this paper aims to explore and analyze novel input features in order to formulate an improved WQI. In this work, prospective insights on the feasibility of alternative water quality input variables as new discriminant features… More
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  • B-PesNet: Smoothly Propagating Semantics for Robust and Reliable Multi-Scale Object Detection for Secure Systems
  • Abstract Multi-scale object detection is a research hotspot, and it has critical applications in many secure systems. Although the object detection algorithms have constantly been progressing recently, how to perform highly accurate and reliable multi-class object detection is still a challenging task due to the influence of many factors, such as the deformation and occlusion of the object in the actual scene. The more interference factors, the more complicated the semantic information, so we need a deeper network to extract deep information. However, deep neural networks often suffer from network degradation. To prevent the occurrence of degradation on deep neural networks,… More
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