1. Modeling bidding competitiveness and position performance in multi-attribute construction auctions

    Operations Research Perspectives 2:24 (2015)

    Currently, multi-attribute auctions are becoming widespread awarding mechanisms for contracts in construction, and in these auctions, criteria other than price are taken into account for ranking bidder proposals. Therefore, being the lowest-price bidder is no longer a guarantee of bein...
  2. An image-based method to automatically propagate bony landmarks: application to computational spine biomechanics.

    Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical... 18(14):1535 (2015) PMID 24960066

    In attempts to elucidate the underlying mechanisms of spinal injuries and spinal deformities, several experimental and numerical studies have been conducted to understand the biomechanical behavior of the spine. However, numerical biomechanical studies suffer from uncertainties associated with h...
  3. Estimating value in Baltimore, Maryland: An attractions network analysis

    Tourism Management 50:238 (2015)

    Research has long established that destination management organizations need to have a deep understanding of visitor behavior and, in turn, how this behavior leads to the creation of value within the destination system. This study builds upon recent studies indicating that the destinat...
  4. Effect of cup inclination on predicted contact stress-induced volumetric wear in total hip replacement.

    Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical... 18(13):1468 (2015) PMID 24830356

    In order to increase the lifetime of the total hip endoprosthesis, it is necessary to understand mechanisms leading to its failure. In this work, we address volumetric wear of the artificial cup, in particular the effect of its inclination with respect to the vertical. Volumetric wear was calcul...
  5. Thinking Well: A randomised controlled feasibility study of a new CBT therapy targeting reasoning biases in people with distressing persecutory delusional beliefs

    Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Ps... 48:82 (2015)

    Background and objectives Delusional beliefs with persecutory content are common in psychosis, but difficult to treat. Interventions targeting hypothesised causal and maintaining factors have been proposed as a way of improving therapy. The current study is a feasibility rand...
  6. Fabrication of self-actuated piezoresistive thermal probes

    Microelectronic Engineering 145:32 (2015)

    The following two pictures show the fabricated thermally sensitive sensor (left) having a FIB modified sharp metallized cantilever tip. The second picture (right) shows the principle which is used to measure the temperature above a sample (after the sensor is calibrated) due to a chang...
  7. Systolic fluid-structure interaction model of the congenitally bicuspid aortic valve: assessment of modelling requirements.

    Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical... 18(12):1305 (2015) PMID 24666191

    A transient fluid-structure interaction (FSI) model of a congenitally bicuspid aortic valve has been developed which allows simultaneous calculation of fluid flow and structural deformation. The valve is modelled during the systolic phase (the stage when blood pressure is elevated within the hea...
  8. New technical design of food packaging makes the opening process easier for patients with hand disorders

    Applied Ergonomics 50:1 (2015)

    Opening packaged food is a complex daily activity carried out worldwide. Peelable packaging, as used for cheese or meat, causes real problems for many consumers, especially elderly people and those with hand disorders. Our aim was to investigate the possibility of producing m...
  9. Cesium complexes of naphthalimide substituted carboxylate ligands: Unusual geometries and extensive cation-π interactions

    Journal of Molecular Structure 1091:31 (2015)

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  10. Hydrogenation properties of TiFe with Zr7Ni10 alloy as additive

    Journal of Alloys and Compounds 636:375 (2015)

    • Modified TiFe alloy is prepared by adding small fraction of Zr7Ni10 alloy using arc melting process. • The modified alloy shows remarkable improvements in activa...
  11. Deformation mechanics and efficient force prediction in single point incremental forming

    Journal of Materials Processing Technology 221:100 (2015)

    • Clarified the deformation mechanics in ISF involves shearing, stretching and bending. • An efficient force prediction model is proposed which considers main defo...
  12. Effect of harvest time and field retting duration on the chemical composition, morphology and mechanical properties of hemp fibers

    Industrial Crops and Products 69:29 (2015)

    • Harvest time and duration of field retting affect properties of hemp fibers greatly. • Hemp fibers harvested at beginning of flowering exhibit higher strength an...
  13. Translating without in-domain corpus: Machine translation post-editing with online learning techniques

    Computer Speech & Language 32(1):109 (2015)

    Highlights • We present a method to customize machine translation systems when in-domain data is not available. • For that we perform an online learning ...
  14. CFD simulation and evaluation of different heating systems installed in low energy building located in sub-arctic climate

    Building and Environment 89:160 (2015)

    Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) simulations were used to study the indoor climate in a low energy building in northern Sweden. The building's low heat requirement raise the prospect of using a relatively simple and inexpensive heating system to maintain an acceptable indoor environm...
  15. FamLinkX – implementation of a general model for likelihood computations for X-chromosomal marker data

    Forensic Science International: Genetics 17:1 (2015)

    • A general implementation for likelihood calculations on X-chromosomal marker data is presented. • We model linkage, linkage disequilibrium as well as mutations. ...
  16. Why do people record and post illegal material? Excessive social media use, psychological disorder, or both?

    Computers in Human Behavior 48:608 (2015)

    • 13% of young adults had posted and 28% had recorded illegal material. • Excessive social media users were more likely to record and post illegal material. ...
  17. Effect of harvest time and field retting duration on the chemical composition, morphology and mechanical properties of hemp fibers

    Industrial Crops and Products 69:29 (2015)

    • Harvest time and duration of field retting affect properties of hemp fibers greatly. • Hemp fibers harvested at beginning of flowering exhibit higher strength an...
  18. Effect of harvest time and field retting duration on the chemical composition, morphology and mechanical properties of hemp fibers

    Industrial Crops and Products 69:29 (2015)

    • Harvest time and duration of field retting affect properties of hemp fibers greatly. • Hemp fibers harvested at beginning of flowering exhibit higher strength an...
  19. Stacking sequence optimisation of variable stiffness laminates with manufacturing constraints

    Composite Structures 125:596 (2015)

    The fibre paths of variable stiffness laminates are described through the fibre angles at the nodes of a finite element (FE) representation of the structure. An algorithm is presented to optimise the fibre angles efficiently. To reduce the number of required FE analyses a multi-level a...
  20. A Lindenstrauss theorem for some classes of multilinear mappings

    Journal of Mathematical Analysis and Applications 427(1):248 (2015)

    Under some natural hypotheses, we show that if a multilinear mapping belongs to some Banach multilinear ideal, then it can be approximated by multilinear mappings belonging to the same ideal all whose Arens extensions attain their norms at the same point. We prove a similar result for ...