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A self-aligning four-point bend testing rig and sample geometry effect in four-point bend fatigue
A self-aligning four-point bend testing rig was designed and made which can minimise the possible misalignment associated with a four-point bend test and be used to study the fatigue of materials both at room and elevated ...
Monitoring Energy Consumption in Home Cooking and Influencing Consumers to Save Energy
This research was carried out as part of a two-year study funded by DGXVII of the EC and the UKDETR in association with the TTS Institute (Finland). The general context of the research was that of reducing the energy ...
Dynamics of Energy Use in UK Households : End-use monitoring of Electric Cookers
This study was funded by DGXVII of the EC and the UK DETR. It commenced in January 1997 and was completed in January 1999. The general context of the research was that of reducing the energy consumption of the existing ...
Two diagnostic models for PLC controlled flexible manufacturing systems
The control of flexible manufacturing systems (FMS’s) is generally characterised by logical and sequential functions under the auspices of a programmable logic controller (PLC). Operational faults associated with control ...
A flexible VLSI parallel processing system for block-matching motion estimation in low bit-rate video coding applications
In this paper, we design a flexible VLSI-based parallel processing system for an improved three-step search (ITSS) motion estimation algorithm that is superior to the existing three-step search (TSS) algorithm in all cases ...
Dynamic Energy Consumption Indicators for Appliances
Developments in wavelength division multiple access networking
The last few years have seen a growing interest in WDM for optical networks in order to increase capacity and overcome the electronic bottleneck. Alongside the improvement in WDM components there has been continuing ...
A dual GTO current-source converter topology with sinusoidal inputs for high-power applications
A dual gate-turn-off thyristor current-source converter topology with sinusoidal inputs is proposed for high-power applications. The sinusoidal input current is realized by using pulsewidth modulation techniques to eliminate ...