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Non-Newtonian unconfined flow and heat transfer over a heated cylinder using the direct-forcing immersed boundary-thermal lattice Boltzmann method.

In this study, the immersed boundary-thermal lattice Boltzmann method has been used to simulate non-Newtonian fluid flow over a heated circular cylinder. The direct-forcing algorithm has been employed to couple the off-lattice obstacles and on-lattice fluid nodes. To investigate the effect of…

Delimitation of glacier zones in Svalbard using SAR images

In areas of difficult access, such as the arctic ones, the extraction of inter- est zones (e.g. glaciers) from satellite images may be a valuable way to study and monitor their status . This work faces in particular the prob- lem of detecting different zones of glaciers from SAR (Synthetic Aperture…

Interpolation on spherical geodesic grids: a comparative study

Most operational models in atmospheric physics, meteorology and climatology nowadays adopt spherical geodesic grids and require “ad hoc” developed interpolation procedures. The author does a comparison between chosen representatives of linear, distance-based and cubic interpolation schemes…

Hybridization of the imperialist competitive algorithm and local search with application to ship design optimization

In the wide scenario of the optimization techniques, a large number of algorithms are inspired by natural processes, in many different ways. One of the latest is the Imperialist Competitive Algorithm (ICA) Atashpaz-Gargari and Lucas (2007), judged by their authors as very efficient and competitive…

The impact of radiometric noise on the performance of the Radiation Explorer in the Far Infrared (REFIR)

REFIR is a Fourier Transform Spectrometer designed to measure the upwelling IR Earth's emission from space in the spectral range 100 to 1000 cm -1 with an unapodized spectral resolution of about 0.5 cm -1. One of the main scientific objectives of REFIR is to monitor the far IR planetary emission…

Corrosion detection in conducting boundaries II. Linearization, stability and discretization.

Nondestructive evaluation of hidden surface damage by means of stationary thermographic methods requires the construction of approximated solutions of a boundary identification problem for an elliptic equation. In this paper, we describe and test a regularized reconstruction algorithm based on the…

Optimizing emergency transportation through multicommodity quickest paths

In transportation networks with limited capacities and travel times on the arcs, a class of problems attracting a growing scientific interest is represented by the optimal routing and scheduling of given amounts of flow to be transshipped from the origin points to the specific destinations in…

Point processes with Papangelou conditional intensity: from the Skorohod integral to the Dirichlet form

The numerical spectrum of a one-dimensional Schrödinger operator with two competing periodic potentials

We are concerned with the numerical study of a simple one-dimensional Schr\"odinger operator $-\frac 1 2 \Dxx + \alpha q(x)$ with $\alpha \in \Re$, $q(x)=\cos(x)+\eps \cos(kx)$, $\eps >0$ and $k$ being irrational. This governs the quantum wave function of an independent electron within a…

Evaluation of NOx emissions and ozone production due to vehicular traffic via second-order models

The societal impact of traffic is a long-standing and complex problem. We focus on the estimation of ground-level ozone production due to vehicular traffic. We propose a comprehensive computational approach combining four consecutive modules: a traffic simulation module, an emission module, a…