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    Thermal Properties Reconstruction and Temperature Fields in Asphalt Pavements: Inverse Problem and Optimisation Algorithms

    Zhonghai Jiang1, Qian Wang1, Liangbing Zhou2,*, Chun Xiao3

    FDMP-Fluid Dynamics & Materials Processing, Vol.19, No.6, pp. 1693-1708, 2023, DOI:10.32604/fdmp.2023.025270

    Abstract A two-layer implicit difference scheme is employed in the present study to determine the temperature distribution in an asphalt pavement. The calculation of each layer only needs four iterations to achieve convergence. Furthermore, in order to improve the calculation accuracy a swarm intelligence optimization algorithm is also exploited to inversely analyze the laws by which the thermal physical parameters of the asphalt pavement materials change with temperature. Using the basic cuckoo and the gray wolf algorithms, an adaptive hybrid optimization algorithm is obtained and used to determine the relationship between the thermal diffusivity of two types of asphalt pavement materials… More >

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    Binary Tomography Reconstruction with Limited-Data by a Convex Level-Set Method

    Haytham A. Ali1,2,*, Hiroyuki Kudo1

    CMC-Computers, Materials & Continua, Vol.73, No.2, pp. 3741-3756, 2022, DOI:10.32604/cmc.2022.029394

    Abstract This paper proposes a new level-set-based shape recovery approach that can be applied to a wide range of binary tomography reconstructions. In this technique, we derive generic evolution equations for shape reconstruction in terms of the underlying level-set parameters. We show that using the appropriate basis function to parameterize the level-set function results in an optimization problem with a small number of parameters, which overcomes many of the problems associated with the traditional level-set approach. More concretely, in this paper, we use Gaussian functions as a basis function placed at sparse grid points to represent the parametric level-set function and… More >

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    A Meshless Method for Retrieving Nonlinear Large External Forces on Euler-Bernoulli Beams

    Chih-Wen Chang*

    CMC-Computers, Materials & Continua, Vol.73, No.1, pp. 433-451, 2022, DOI:10.32604/cmc.2022.027021

    Abstract We retrieve unknown nonlinear large space-time dependent forces burdened with the vibrating nonlinear Euler-Bernoulli beams under varied boundary data, comprising two-end fixed, cantilevered, clamped-hinged, and simply supported conditions in this study. Even though some researchers used several schemes to overcome these forward problems of Euler-Bernoulli beams; however, an effective numerical algorithm to solve these inverse problems is still not available. We cope with the homogeneous boundary conditions, initial data, and final time datum for each type of nonlinear beam by employing a variety of boundary shape functions. The unknown nonlinear large external force can be recuperated via back-substitution of the… More >

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    A Novel Method for the Reconstruction of Road Profiles from Measured Vehicle Responses Based on the Kalman Filter Method

    Jianghui Zhu1,3, Xiaotong Chang2, Xueli Zhang2, Yutai Su2, Xu Long2,*

    CMES-Computer Modeling in Engineering & Sciences, Vol.130, No.3, pp. 1719-1735, 2022, DOI:10.32604/cmes.2022.019140

    Abstract The estimation of the disturbance input acting on a vehicle from its given responses is an inverse problem. To overcome some of the issues related to ill-posed inverse problems, this work proposes a method of reconstructing the road roughness based on the Kalman filter method. A half-car model that considers both the vehicle and equipment is established, and the joint input-state estimation method is used to identify the road profile. The capabilities of this methodology in the presence of noise are numerically demonstrated. Moreover, to reduce the influence of the driving speed on the estimation results, a method of choosing… More >

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    Solvability of the Nonlocal Inverse Parabolic Problem and Numerical Results

    M. J. Huntul1,*, Taki-Eddine Oussaeif2

    Computer Systems Science and Engineering, Vol.40, No.3, pp. 1109-1126, 2022, DOI:10.32604/csse.2022.020175

    Abstract In this paper, we consider the unique solvability of the inverse problem of determining the right-hand side of a parabolic equation whose leading coefficient depends on time variable under nonlocal integral overdetermination condition. We obtain sufficient conditions for the unique solvability of the inverse problem. The existence and uniqueness of the solution of the inverse parabolic problem upon the data are established using the fixed point theorem. This inverse problem appears extensively in the modelling of various phenomena in engineering and physics. For example, seismology, medicine, fusion welding, continuous casting, metallurgy, aircraft, oil and gas production during drilling and operation… More >

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    The Definition and Numerical Method of Final Value Problem and Arbitrary Value Problem

    Shixiong Wang1,∗, Jianhua He1, Chen Wang2, Xitong Li1

    Computer Systems Science and Engineering, Vol.33, No.5, pp. 379-387, 2018, DOI:10.32604/csse.2018.33.379

    Abstract Many Engineering Problems could be mathematically described by FinalValue Problem, which is the inverse problem of InitialValue Problem. Accordingly, the paper studies the final value problem in the field of ODE problems and analyses the differences and relations between initial and final value problems. The more general new concept of the endpoints-value problem which could describe both initial and final problems is proposed. Further, we extend the concept into inner-interval value problem and arbitrary value problem and point out that both endpoints-value problem and inner-interval value problem are special forms of arbitrary value problem. Particularly, the existence and uniqueness of… More >

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    Determination of Time-Dependent Coefficients for a Weakly Degenerate Heat Equation

    M. J. Huntul1, D. Lesnic2, *

    CMES-Computer Modeling in Engineering & Sciences, Vol.123, No.2, pp. 475-494, 2020, DOI:10.32604/cmes.2020.08791

    Abstract In this paper, we consider solving numerically for the first time inverse problems of determining the time-dependent thermal diffusivity coefficient for a weakly degenerate heat equation, which vanishes at the initial moment of time, and/or the convection coefficient along with the temperature for a one-dimensional parabolic equation, from some additional information about the process (the so-called over-determination conditions). Although uniquely solvable these inverse problems are still ill-posed since small changes in the input data can result in enormous changes in the output solution. The finite difference method with the Crank-Nicolson scheme combined with the nonlinear Tikhonov regularization are employed. The… More >

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    A Geometrical Approach to Compute Upper Limb Joint Stiffness

    Davide Piovesan1, *, Roberto Bortoletto2

    CMES-Computer Modeling in Engineering & Sciences, Vol.123, No.1, pp. 23-47, 2020, DOI:10.32604/cmes.2020.09231

    Abstract Exoskeletons are designed to control the forces exerted during the physical coupling between the human and the machine. Since the human is an active system, the control of an exoskeleton requires coordinated action between the machine and the load so to obtain a reciprocal adaptation. Humans in the control loop can be modeled as active mechanical loads whose stiffness is continuously changing. The direct measurement of human stiffness is difficult to obtain in real-time, thus posing a significant limitation to the design of wearable robotics controllers. Electromyographic (EMG) recordings can provide an indirect estimation of human muscle force and stiffness,… More >

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    Mechanics Based Tomography Using Camera Images

    Sevan Goenezen1,*, Ping Luo1, Baik Jin Kim1, Maulik Kotecha1, Yue Mei2,3

    Molecular & Cellular Biomechanics, Vol.16, Suppl.2, pp. 46-48, 2019, DOI:10.32604/mcb.2019.07348

    Abstract It is well known that the mechanical properties of tissues may vary spatially due to changing tissue types or due to inherent tissue disease. For example, the biomechanical properties are known to vary throughout blood vessels [1]. Diseases such as cancers may also lead to locally altered mechanical properties, thus allow a preliminary diagnosis via finger palpation. Quantifying the mechanical property distribution of tissues for a given constitutive equation will allow to characterize the biomechanical response of tissues. This may help to 1) predict disease progression, 2) diagnose diseases that alter the biomechanics of the tissue, e.g., skin cancers, breast… More >

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    Recovery of 3D Tractions Exerted by Cells on Fibrous Extracellular Matrices

    Dawei Song1,*, Nicholas Hugenberg2, Assad A Oberai1

    Molecular & Cellular Biomechanics, Vol.16, Suppl.2, pp. 45-45, 2019, DOI:10.32604/mcb.2019.07138

    Abstract Tractions exerted by cells on the extracellular matrix (ECM) are critical in many important physiological and pathological processes such as embryonic morphogenesis, cell migration, wound healing, and cancer metastasis. Traction Force Microscopy (TFM) is a robust tool to quantify cellular tractions during cell-matrix interactions. It works by measuring the motion of fiducial markers inside the ECM in response to cellular tractions and using this information to infer the traction field. Most applications of this technique have heretofore assumed that the ECM is homogeneous and isotropic [1], although the native ECM is typically composed of fibrous networks, and thus heterogeneous and… More >

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