Development of Non-linear Numerical Models Appropriate for the Analysis of Jack-up Units

Jack-up units have considerable economic significance because they are used to carry out a large proportion of the world’s oil and gas exploration in water depths less than 90.0m. Due to the increase in use of jack-ups in harsher environments, analysis techniques assuming quasi-static and linear structural behaviour have had to be reassessed. This thesis is concerned with non-linear dynamic […]

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Preemption-aware Energy Management in Virtualized DataCenters

Energy efficiency is one of the main challenges that datacenters are facing nowadays. A considerable portion of the consumed energy in these environments is wasted because of idling resources. To avoid wastage, offering services with variety of SLAs (with different prices and priorities) is a common practice. The question we investigate in this research is how the energy consumption of […]

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Renewable Energy for Rural Electrification and Development in Mozambique

Rural areas continue to be home to the majority of the population in Africa. The importance of providing modern energy to rural areas cannot, therefore, be overemphasized. No wonder that at presently the major energy resource in Mozambique is fuel wood biomass. Total population is estimated to be 25 million and more than 80% of the energy consumed in the […]

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Capital Budgeting and Initial Cash Outlay(ICO) Uncertainty (Management Project)

According to recent surveys, most companies use discounted-cash-flow (DCF) methods to evaluate capital budgeting decisions. DCF methods typically assume that a project’s initial cash outlay (ICO) is known with certainty. However, many types of initial outlays have substantial uncertainty, especially those involving the construction of a new facility. This risk affects not only the ICO, but it also affects subsequent […]

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Integrated Analysis of Vertical Alignments and Speed Profiles for Rail Transit Routes (Civil Project)

Frequent accelerations and decelerations for rail transit trains adversely affect in the major performance measures of travel time, tractive energy consumption and braking wear between stations. A dipped vertical alignment between rail transit stations provides trains some added advantages from gravity in accelerating as well as in decelerating. A deterministic simulation model based on basic kinematics and resistance relations has […]

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Cultural Entry Barriers for SMES

Purpose:The purpose of this paper is to study the cultural barriers faced by Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in entering Japanese market and to see how the successful companies have overcome the barriers. Design/methodology/approach:An exploratory case study with qualitative research through semi-structured interviews (telephonic and Skype) with foreign SMEs in Japan. 17 interviews could be conducted in 12 companies out […]

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Competitive Global Ports for Regional Economic Development: The Port of Valencia

Face to high unemployment and GDP stagnation, competitive ports bear potential positive impacts on regional economic development over their hinterland. Ports are conceived as nodes in global supply chains basing their competitiveness in deriving location, infrastructure, connectivity and supply chain integration advantages for logistics operators. In the current global logistics scenario, port oversupply has increased competition, and global shipping companies […]

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Investigation of New Heat Exchanger Design Performance for Solar Thermal Chemical Heat Pump

The emergence of Thermally Driven Cooling system has received more attention recently due to its ability to utilize low grade heat from engine, incinerator or simple flat plate solar collector which are considered as renewable energy sources. ClimateWell AB located in Stockholm has been developing this cooling system based on its patented chemical heat pump technology. The heat pump with […]

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User Interface Design And Forensic Analysis For DIORAMA, Decision Support System For Mass Casualty Incidents

In this thesis we introduces the user interface design and forensic analysis tool for DIORAMA system. With an Android device, DIORAMA provides emergency personnel the ability to collect information in real time, track the resources and manage them. It allows the responders and commanders to mange multiple incidents simultaneously. This thesis also describes the implementations of commander app and responder […]

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Displaying Hindi Alphabets on LCD Using 8051

Displaying Hindi Alphabets (or alphabets of any language) and custom characters on a 16 x 2 LCD Display can be done easily even without knowing their ASCII values. There are many types of LCD displays and one of the most commonly used type is the 16 x 2 Alphanumeric Character LCD Display. Conventionally, English alphabets, numbers, some mathematical symbols and […]

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