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Perspectives on European Earthquake Engineering and Seismology: Volume 1

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Book Series: Geotechnical, Geological and Earthquake Engineering, Vol. 34 ISSN: 15736059 ISBN: 9783319071176 9783319071183 Year: Volume: 34 Pages: 650 DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-07118-3 Language: English
Publisher: Springer Nature
Subject: General and Civil Engineering --- Materials
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This book collects 5 keynote and 15 topic lectures presented at the 2nd European Conference on Earthquake Engineering and Seismology (2ECEES), held in Istanbul, Turkey, from August 24 to 29, 2014. The conference was organized by the Turkish Earthquake Foundation - Earthquake Engineering Committee and Prime Ministry, Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency under the auspices of the European Association for Earthquake Engineering (EAEE) and European Seismological Commission (ESC).The book’s twenty state-of-the-art papers were written by the most prominent researchers in Europe and address a comprehensive collection of topics on earthquake engineering, as well as interdisciplinary subjects such as engineering seismology and seismic risk assessment and management. Further topics include engineering seismology, geotechnical earthquake engineering, seismic performance of buildings, earthquake-resistant engineering structures, new techniques and technologies and managing risk in seismic regions. The book also presents the Third Ambraseys Distinguished Award Lecture given by Prof. Robin Spence in honor of Prof. Nicholas N. Ambraseys.The aim of this work is to present the state-of-the art and latest practices in the fields of earthquake engineering and seismology, with Europe’s most respected researchers addressing recent and ongoing developments while also proposing innovative avenues for future research and development. Given its cutting-edge content and broad spectrum of topics, the book offers a unique reference guide for researchers in these fields.

Symmetry Measures on Complex Networks

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ISBN: 9783038424987 9783038424994 Year: Pages: 510 Language: English
Publisher: MDPI - Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute
Subject: Mathematics
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Symmetry is found everywhere, to a greater or lesser degree. It is essential in all sciences and also as the basic substrate in all arts. The same happens with Complex Networks, which are the majority of all those that interest for advanced knowledge, that is, for research. That is why these two themes have been unified here, whose intersection we are dealing with: in its first part, of fundamentals, and in its second part of applications, which are multiple in the world today.

HVDC for Grid Services in Electric Power Systems

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ISBN: 9783039217625 9783039217632 Year: Pages: 176 DOI: 10.3390/books978-3-03921-763-2 Language: English
Publisher: MDPI - Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute
Subject: Technology (General) --- General and Civil Engineering
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The modern electric power system has evolved into a huge nonlinear complex system due to the interconnection of thousands of generation and transmission systems. The unparalleled growth of renewable energy resources (RESs) has caused significant concern regarding grid stability and power quality, and it is essential to find ways to control such a massive system for effective operation. The controllability of HVDC and FACTS devices allows for improvement of the dynamic behavior of grids and their flexibility. Research is being carried out at both the system and component levels of modelling, control, and stability. This Special Issue aims to present novel HVDC topologies and operation strategies to prevent abnormal grid conditions.

Molecular Magnets

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ISBN: 9783038977100 Year: Pages: 166 DOI: 10.3390/books978-3-03897-711-7 Language: English
Publisher: MDPI - Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute
Subject: Science (General) --- Chemistry (General)
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Molecular magnets show many properties not met in conventional metallic magnetic materials, i.e. low density, transparency to electromagnetic radiation, sensitivity to external stimuli such as light, pressure, temperature, chemical modification or magnetic/electric fields, and others. They can serve as “functional” materials in sensors of different types or be applied in high-density magnetic storage or nanoscale devices. Research into molecule-based materials became more intense at the end of the 20th century and is now an important branch of modern science. The articles in this Special Issue, written by physicists and chemists, reflect the current work on molecular magnets being carried out in several research centers. Theoretical papers in the issue concern the influence of spin anisotropy in the low dimensional lattice of the resulting type of magnet, as well as thermodynamics and magnetic excitations in spin trimers. The impact of external pressure on structural and magnetic properties and its underlying mechanisms is described using the example of Prussian blue analogue data. The other functionality discussed is the magnetocaloric effect, investigated in coordination polymers and high spin clusters. In this issue, new molecular magnets are presented: (i) ferromagnetic high-spin [Mn6] single-molecule magnets, (ii) solvatomagnetic compounds changing their structure and magnetism dependent on water content, and (iii) a family of purely organic magnetic materials. Finally, an advanced calorimetric study of anisotropy in magnetic molecular superconductors is reviewed.

Flexible Electronics: Fabrication and Ubiquitous Integration

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ISBN: 9783038978282 9783038978299 Year: Pages: 160 DOI: 10.3390/books978-3-03897-829-9 Language: English
Publisher: MDPI - Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute
Subject: Technology (General) --- General and Civil Engineering --- Electrical and Nuclear Engineering
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Flexible Electronics platforms are increasingly used in the fields of sensors, displays, and energy conversion with the ultimate goal of facilitating their ubiquitous integration in our daily lives. Some of the key advantages associated with flexible electronic platforms are: bendability, lightweight, elastic, conformally shaped, nonbreakable, roll-to-roll manufacturable, and large-area. To realize their full potential, however, it is necessary to develop new methods for the fabrication of multifunctional flexible electronics at a reduced cost and with an increased resistance to mechanical fatigue. Accordingly, this Special Issue seeks to showcase short communications, research papers, and review articles that focus on novel methodological development for the fabrication, and integration of flexible electronics in healthcare, environmental monitoring, displays and human-machine interactivity, robotics, communication and wireless networks, and energy conversion, management, and storage.

Power Electronics and Power Quality

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ISBN: 9783039283583 / 9783039283590 Year: Pages: 336 DOI: 10.3390/books978-3-03928-359-0 Language: eng
Publisher: MDPI - Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute
Subject: Technology (General) --- General and Civil Engineering
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Power quality (PQ) is receiving more and more attention from consumers, distribution system operators, transmission system operators, and other entities related to electrical power systems. As PQ problems have direct implications for business productivity, causing high economic losses, the research and development monitoring technologies and power electronics solutions that ensure the PQ of the power systems are matters of utmost importance. This book is a collection of high quality papers published in the “Power Electronics and Power Quality” Special Issue of the journal Energies. It reflects on the latest investigations and the new trends in this field.

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high speed maglev --- long-stator synchronous motor --- propulsion inverter control system position estimator --- distorted grid conditions --- SGDFT --- Lagrange-interpolation method --- frequency adaption --- SC --- primary neutral integrity --- multi-grounded neutral (MGN) system --- neutral integrity detection --- passive method --- computer simulation --- modeling --- microinverter --- photovoltaic systems --- state-space model --- power inverter --- voltage source inverter --- four-leg inverter --- cost-effectiveness --- current control --- pulse width modulation --- indirect matrix converter (IMC) --- input filter --- input power factor --- matrix converter (MC) --- space vector modulation (SVM) --- power quality --- microgrid (MG) --- renewable power generation --- superconducting magnetic energy storage (SMES) --- energy shaping passivity (ESP)-based control --- power semiconductor device --- temperature --- switching transients --- variation in voltage --- half-bridge inverters --- digital control --- hysteresis current control --- switching frequency --- optimization --- static var compensator --- series active filter --- thyristor-controlled reactor --- phase-leading capacitor --- hybrid static var compensator --- static synchronous compensator --- hybrid active filter --- Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) --- Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) --- Total Harmonic Distortion (THD) --- harmonics --- event detection --- power quality --- histogram --- machine learning --- wavelet transform --- continuous particle swarm optimization (CPSO) --- overcurrent relay coordination (OCR) --- time multiplier setting (TMS) --- power system protection --- protection relay --- Simulink --- Matlab --- Omicron CMC 256plus --- power quality --- enerlyzer --- comtrade --- distance protection --- Shunt Active Power Filter --- digital control --- harmonics --- multilevel converter --- power quality --- p-q theory --- robust control --- DC-DC converter --- constant power load --- low voltage direct-current residential microgrid --- Multiterminal HVDC --- CSC --- FBMMC --- MMC --- Hybrid HVDC --- Full-bridge --- power control --- voltage control --- DC short-circuit handling --- hybrid power filter --- power quality --- reactive power

Innovative Technologies and Services for Smart Cities

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ISBN: 9783039211814 9783039211821 Year: Pages: 214 DOI: 10.3390/books978-3-03921-182-1 Language: English
Publisher: MDPI - Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute
Subject: Technology (General) --- General and Civil Engineering --- Electrical and Nuclear Engineering
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A smart city is a modern technology-driven urban area which uses sensing devices, information, and communication technology connected to the internet of things (IoTs) for the optimum and efficient utilization of infrastructures and services with the goal of improving the living conditions of citizens. Increasing populations, lower budgets, limited resources, and compatibility of the upgraded technologies are some of the few problems affecting the implementation of smart cities. Hence, there is continuous advancement regarding technologies for the implementation of smart cities. The aim of this Special Issue is to report on the design and development of integrated/smart sensors, a universal interfacing platform, along with the IoT framework, extending it to next-generation communication networks for monitoring parameters of interest with the goal of achieving smart cities. The proposed universal interfacing platform with the IoT framework will solve many challenging issues and significantly boost the growth of IoT-related applications, not just in the environmental monitoring domain but in the other key areas, such as smart home, assistive technology for the elderly care, smart city with smart waste management, smart E-metering, smart water supply, intelligent traffic control, smart grid, remote healthcare applications, etc., signifying benefits for all countries.

Microfluidics for Cells and Other Organisms

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ISBN: 9783039215621 9783039215638 Year: Pages: 200 DOI: 10.3390/books978-3-03921-563-8 Language: English
Publisher: MDPI - Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute
Subject: Technology (General) --- General and Civil Engineering
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Microfluidics-based devices play an important role in creating realistic microenvironments in which cell cultures can thrive. They can, for example, be used to monitor drug toxicity and perform medical diagnostics, and be in a static-, perfusion- or droplet-based device. They can also be used to study cell-cell, cell-matrix or cell-surface interactions. Cells can be either single cells, 3D cell cultures or co-cultures. Other organisms could include bacteria, zebra fish embryo, C. elegans, to name a few.

Fracture, Fatigue and Structural Integrity of Metallic Materials

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ISBN: 9783039288595 / 9783039288601 Year: Pages: 170 DOI: 10.3390/books978-3-03928-860-1 Language: eng
Publisher: MDPI - Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute
Subject: Technology (General) --- General and Civil Engineering
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Fracture, fatigue, and other subcritical processes, such as creep crack growth or stress corrosion cracking, present numerous open issues from both scientific and industrial points of view. These phenomena are of special interest in industrial and civil metallic structures, such as pipes, vessels, machinery, aircrafts, ship hulls, and bridges, given that their failure may imply catastrophic consequences for human life, the natural environment, and/or the economy. Moreover, an adequate management of their operational life, defining suitable inspection periods, repairs, or replacements, requires their safety or unsafety conditions to be defined. The analysis of these technological challenges requires accurate comprehensive assessment tools based on solid theoretical foundations as well as structural integrity assessment standards or procedures incorporating such tools into industrial practice.

Multilevel Converters: Analysis, Modulation, Topologies, and Applications

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ISBN: 9783039214815 9783039214822 Year: Pages: 548 DOI: 10.3390/books978-3-03921-482-2 Language: English
Publisher: MDPI - Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute
Subject: Technology (General) --- General and Civil Engineering --- Electrical and Nuclear Engineering
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This book is a collection of scientific papers concerning multilevel inverters examined from different points of view. Many applications are considered, such as renewable energy interface, power conditioning systems, electric drives, and chargers for electric vehicles. Different topologies have been examined in both new configurations and well-established structures, introducing novel and particular modulation strategies, and examining the effect of modulation techniques on voltage and current harmonics and the total harmonic distortion.

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DC–DC conversion --- interleaved buck --- parasitic switching states --- three-level converter --- simplified PWM strategy --- redundant switching combination --- voltage balance control --- modular multilevel converter --- IGBT short-circuit --- fault detection --- fault location --- Differential Comparison Low-Voltage Detection Method (DCLVDM) --- Continuous Wavelet Transform --- digital controller --- digital signal processors (DSP) --- modular multilevel converters (MMC) --- multi-terminal DC network (MTDC) --- MMC-MTDC --- hybrid modulated model predictive control --- optimal output voltage level --- multi-point DC control --- neutral-point-clamped (NPC) inverter --- dc-link capacitor voltage balance --- offset voltage injection --- harmonic component --- modular multilevel converters --- capacitor voltage balancing --- sorting networks --- field-programmable gate array --- low-harmonic DC ice-melting device --- transmission line --- voltage fluctuation --- harmonic --- dynamic reactive --- substation’s voltage stability --- alternating current (AC) motor drive --- current estimation --- current reconstruction method --- current unmeasurable areas --- total harmonic distortion (THD) --- single shunt resistor --- space vector pulse width modulation (SVPWM) --- shift method --- minimum voltage injection (MVI) method --- three-level neutral point clamped inverter (NPCI) --- three-level boost --- automatic current balance --- three-loop --- voltage imbalance --- DC-link voltage balancing --- field-oriented control --- field-programmable gate array --- multilevel active-clamped converter --- motor drive --- buck-chopper --- PV-simulator --- T-type converter --- real time simulator --- three-level boost DC-DC converter --- small signal modeling --- voltage balance control --- multilevel converter --- selected harmonic elimination --- genetic algorithm --- imperialist competitive algorithm --- voltage ripple --- voltage source inverter --- three-phase inverter --- DC-link capacitor design --- Cascaded H-bridge multilevel inverter (CHBMI) --- field-programmable gate array --- total harmonic distortion (THD) --- modulation techniques --- multilevel converter --- electric vehicle --- on-board battery charger --- power factor correction --- power quality --- smart grid --- model predictive control --- single-phase three-level NPC converter --- commutation --- modular multilevel converter (MMC) --- Sub-module (SM) fault --- fault-tolerant control --- Phase Disposition PWM --- finite control set model predictive control --- T-type inverter --- computational cost --- LC filter --- DC-link capacitor voltage balancing --- multilevel converter --- DC side fault blocking --- predictive control --- battery energy storage system (BESS) --- modular multilevel converter (MMC) --- state-of-charge (SOC) balancing control --- tolerance for battery power unbalance --- model predictive control (MPC) --- computational burden --- reverse prediction --- modular multilevel converter (MMC) --- multilevel inverters --- total harmonic distortion --- level-shifted PWM --- phase-shifted PWM --- electrical drives --- energy saving --- multilevel power converters --- permanent magnet synchronous generator --- open-end winding configuration --- voltage balancing --- power factor --- improved PQ algorithm --- power flow analysis --- three-phase to single-phase cascaded converter --- ACTPSS --- NPC/H Bridge --- five-level --- Balance of capacitor voltage --- Suppression of CMV --- SVPWM --- multilevel converter --- multi-motor drive --- harmonic mitigation --- active filter --- open end winding motor --- high efficiency drive --- high reliability applications

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