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Extension of Wolfe Method for Solving Quadratic Programming with Interval Coefficients
Thu, 14 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0000
http://www.hindawi.com/journals/jam/2017/9037857/
Quadratic programming with interval coefficients developed to overcome cases in classic quadratic programming where the coefficient value is unknown and must be estimated. This paper discusses the extension of Wolfe method. The extended Wolfe method can be used to solve quadratic programming with interval coefficients. The extension process of Wolfe method involves the transformation of the quadratic programming with interval coefficients model into linear programming with interval coefficients model. The next step is transforming linear programming with interval coefficients model into two classic linear programming models with special characteristics, namely, the optimum best and the worst optimum problem.
Syaripuddin, Herry Suprajitno, and Fatmawati
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Analysis of a Heroin Epidemic Model with Saturated Treatment Function
Thu, 31 Aug 2017 00:00:00 +0000
http://www.hindawi.com/journals/jam/2017/1953036/
A mathematical model is developed that examines how heroin addiction spreads in society. The model is formulated to take into account the treatment of heroin users by incorporating a realistic functional form that “saturates” representing the limited availability of treatment. Bifurcation analysis reveals that the model has an intrinsic backward bifurcation whenever the saturation parameter is larger than a fixed threshold. We are particularly interested in studying the model’s global stability. In the absence of backward bifurcations, Lyapunov functions can often be found and used to prove global stability. However, in the presence of backward bifurcations, such Lyapunov functions may not exist or may be difficult to construct. We make use of the geometric approach to global stability to derive a condition that ensures that the system is globally asymptotically stable. Numerical simulations are also presented to give a more complete representation of the model dynamics. Sensitivity analysis performed by Latin hypercube sampling (LHS) suggests that the effective contact rate in the population, the relapse rate of heroin users undergoing treatment, and the extent of saturation of heroin users are mechanisms fuelling heroin epidemic proliferation.
Isaac Mwangi Wangari and Lewi Stone
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Simulation of Wellbore Stability during Underbalanced Drilling Operation
Tue, 15 Aug 2017 00:00:00 +0000
http://www.hindawi.com/journals/jam/2017/2412397/
The wellbore stability analysis during underbalance drilling operation leads to avoiding risky problems. These problems include (1) rock failure due to stresses changes (concentration) as a result of losing the original support of removed rocks and (2) wellbore collapse due to lack of support of hydrostatic fluid column. Therefore, this paper presents an approach to simulate the wellbore stability by incorporating finite element modelling and thermoporoelastic environment to predict the instability conditions. Analytical solutions for stress distribution for isotropic and anisotropic rocks are presented to validate the presented model. Moreover, distribution of time dependent shear stresses around the wellbore is presented to be compared with rock shear strength to select appropriate weight of mud for safe underbalance drilling.
Reda Abdel Azim
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Gutman Index and Detour Gutman Index of PseudoRegular Graphs
Tue, 15 Aug 2017 00:00:00 +0000
http://www.hindawi.com/journals/jam/2017/4180650/
The Gutman index of a connected graph is defined as , where and are the degree of the vertices and and is the distance between vertices and . The Detour Gutman index of a connected graph is defined as , where is the longest distance between vertices and . In this paper, the Gutman index and the Detour Gutman index of pseudoregular graphs are determined.
S. Kavithaa and V. Kaladevi
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On the Solution of the Eigenvalue Assignment Problem for DiscreteTime Systems
Thu, 10 Aug 2017 00:00:00 +0000
http://www.hindawi.com/journals/jam/2017/7256769/
The output feedback eigenvalue assignment problem for discretetime systems is considered. The problem is formulated first as an unconstrained minimization problem, where a threeterm nonlinear conjugate gradient method is proposed to find a local solution. In addition, a cut to the objective function is included, yielding an inequality constrained minimization problem, where a logarithmic barrier method is proposed for finding the local solution. The conjugate gradient method is further extended to tackle the eigenvalue assignment problem for the two cases of decentralized control systems and control systems with time delay. The performance of the methods is illustrated through various test examples.
ElSayed M. E. Mostafa, Abdallah W. Aboutahoun, and Fatma F. S. Omar
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A Guide on Spectral Methods Applied to Discrete Data in One Dimension
Mon, 24 Jul 2017 00:00:00 +0000
http://www.hindawi.com/journals/jam/2017/5108946/
This paper provides an overview about the usage of the Fourier transform and its related methods and focuses on the subtleties to which the users must pay attention. Typical questions, which are often addressed to the data, will be discussed. Such a problem can be the origin of frequency or band limitation of the signal or the source of artifacts, when a Fourier transform is carried out. Another topic is the processing of fragmented data. Here, the LombScargle method will be explained with an illustrative example to deal with this special type of signal. Furthermore, the timedependent spectral analysis, with which one can evaluate the point in time when a certain frequency appears in the signal, is of interest. The goal of this paper is to collect the important information about the common methods to give the reader a guide on how to use these for application on onedimensional data. The introduced methods are supported by the spectral package, which has been published for the statistical environment prior to this article.
Martin Seilmayer and Matthias Ratajczak
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Solvability of the BrinkmanForchheimerDarcy Equation
Thu, 20 Jul 2017 06:16:13 +0000
http://www.hindawi.com/journals/jam/2017/7305230/
The nonlinear BrinkmanForchheimerDarcy equation is used to model some porous medium flow in chemical reactors of packed bed type. The results concerning the existence and uniqueness of a weak solution are presented for nonlinear convective flows in medium with variable porosity and for small data. Furthermore, the finite element approximations to the flow profiles in the fixed bed reactor are presented for several Reynolds numbers at the nonDarcy’s range.
Piotr Skrzypacz and Dongming Wei
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Modelling of Rabies Transmission Dynamics Using Optimal Control Analysis
Sun, 16 Jul 2017 08:56:27 +0000
http://www.hindawi.com/journals/jam/2017/2451237/
We examine an optimal way of eradicating rabies transmission from dogs into the human population, using preexposure prophylaxis (vaccination) and postexposure prophylaxis (treatment) due to public education. We obtain the diseasefree equilibrium, the endemic equilibrium, the stability, and the sensitivity analysis of the optimal control model. Using the Latin hypercube sampling (LHS), the forwardbackward sweep scheme and the fourthorder RangeKutta numerical method predict that the global alliance for rabies control’s aim of working to eliminate deaths from canine rabies by 2030 is attainable through mass vaccination of susceptible dogs and continuous use of pre and postexposure prophylaxis in humans.
Joshua Kiddy K. Asamoah, Francis T. Oduro, Ebenezer Bonyah, and Baba Seidu
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Nonlinear Waves in Rods and Beams of PowerLaw Materials
Thu, 13 Jul 2017 06:59:49 +0000
http://www.hindawi.com/journals/jam/2017/2095425/
Some novel traveling waves and special solutions to the 1D nonlinear dynamic equations of rod and beam of powerlaw materials are found in closed forms. The traveling solutions represent waves of high elevation that propagates without change of forms in time. These waves resemble the usual kink waves except that they do not possess bounded elevations. The special solutions satisfying certain boundary and initial conditions are presented to demonstrate the nonlinear behavior of the materials. This note demonstrates the apparent distinctions between linear elastic and nonlinear plastic waves.
Dongming Wei, Piotr Skrzypacz, and Xijun Yu
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Improved Combinatorial Benders Decomposition for a Scheduling Problem with Unrelated Parallel Machines
Mon, 03 Jul 2017 06:15:01 +0000
http://www.hindawi.com/journals/jam/2017/9452762/
This paper addresses the unrelated parallel machines scheduling problem with sequence and machine dependent setup times. Its goal is to minimize the makespan. The problem is solved by a combinatorial Benders decomposition. This method can be slow to converge. Therefore, three procedures are introduced to accelerate its convergence. The first procedure is a new method that consists of terminating the execution of the master problem when a repeated optimal solution is found. The second procedure is based on the multicut technique. The third procedure is based on the warmstart. The improved Benders decomposition scheme is compared to a mathematical formulation and a standard implementation of Benders decomposition algorithm. In the experiments, two test sets from the literature are used, with 240 and 600 instances with up to 60 jobs and 5 machines. For the first set the proposed method performs 21.85% on average faster than the standard implementation of the Benders algorithm. For the second set the proposed method failed to find an optimal solution in only 31 in 600 instances, obtained an average gap of 0.07%, and took an average computational time of 377.86 s, while the best results of the other methods were 57, 0.17%, and 573.89 s, respectively.
Francisco Regis Abreu Gomes and Geraldo Robson Mateus
Copyright © 2017 Francisco Regis Abreu Gomes and Geraldo Robson Mateus. All rights reserved.

Finite Element Solution of an Unsteady MHD Flow through Porous Medium between Two Parallel Flat Plates
Wed, 14 Jun 2017 10:56:28 +0000
http://www.hindawi.com/journals/jam/2017/6856470/
Finite element solution of unsteady magnetohydrodynamics (MHD) flow of an electrically conducting, incompressible viscous fluid past through porous medium between two parallel plates is presented in the presence of a transverse magnetic field and Hall effect. The results obtained from some test cases are then compared with previous published work using the finite difference method (FDM). Numerical examples show that the finite element method (FEM) gives more accurate results in comparison with the finite difference method (FDM).
AbdelLatif Sa’adAldin and Naji Qatanani
Copyright © 2017 AbdelLatif Sa’adAldin and Naji Qatanani. All rights reserved.

Urban Lead: Modeling Its Distribution and Effects on Children
Sun, 11 Jun 2017 09:26:55 +0000
http://www.hindawi.com/journals/jam/2017/6107430/
We model the transportation of lead from the atmosphere and from the surface of the soil simultaneously at the macroscale and mesoscale to study its health effects on children in Jersey City, NJ. We conceptualize Jersey City as an open system where lead is continuously emitted from a local smelting plant and a local power plant, deposited onto the surface soil of playgrounds, and ingested by children. The model is constructed using the diffusionadvection partial differential equation in three spatial dimensions and one temporal dimension with an initial condition and boundary conditions. The model is solved using the CrankNicolson numerical method at the macroscale to determine the deposition of lead from the smelting plant and the local power plant and at the mesoscale to refine the amount of lead deposition for the areas considered. We then determine the health consequences for the average child using the bioaccessibility of lead from soil to children, the bioavailability of ingested lead to the circulatory system, and the biological halflife of lead isotopes in the blood. The health effects on children from lead are directly proportional to the blood lead concentration.
Zhixiong Chen, Yi Ding, Andrew Getz, and Bernard Lipat
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The Implied Risk Neutral Density Dynamics: Evidence from the S&P TSX 60 Index
Sun, 11 Jun 2017 09:09:37 +0000
http://www.hindawi.com/journals/jam/2017/3156250/
The risk neutral density is an important tool for analyzing the dynamics of financial markets and traders’ attitudes and reactions to already experienced shocks by financial markets as well as the potential ones. In this paper, we present a new method for the extraction information content from option prices. By eliminating bias caused by daily variation of contract maturity through a completely nonparametric technique based on kernel regression, we allow comparing evolution of risk neutral density and extracting from time continuous indicators that detect evolution of traders’ attitudes, risk perception, and belief homogeneity. This method is useful to develop trading strategies and monetary policies.
Nessim Souissi
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A Mathematical Model of Malaria Transmission with Structured Vector Population and Seasonality
Sun, 04 Jun 2017 09:02:23 +0000
http://www.hindawi.com/journals/jam/2017/6754097/
In this paper, we formulate a mathematical model of nonautonomous ordinary differential equations describing the dynamics of malaria transmission with age structure for the vector population. The biting rate of mosquitoes is considered as a positive periodic function which depends on climatic factors. The basic reproduction ratio of the model is obtained and we show that it is the threshold parameter between the extinction and the persistence of the disease. Thus, by applying the theorem of comparison and the theory of uniform persistence, we prove that if the basic reproduction ratio is less than , then the diseasefree equilibrium is globally asymptotically stable and if it is greater than , then there exists at least one positive periodic solution. Finally, numerical simulations are carried out to illustrate our analytical results.
Bakary Traoré, Boureima Sangaré, and Sado Traoré
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PerSpectral Characterizations of Bicyclic Networks
Wed, 31 May 2017 09:03:09 +0000
http://www.hindawi.com/journals/jam/2017/7541312/
Spectral techniques are used for the study of several network properties: community detection, bipartition, clustering, design of highly synchronizable networks, and so forth. In this paper, we investigate which kinds of bicyclic networks are determined by their perspectra. We find that the permanental spectra cannot determine sandglass graphs in general. When we restrict our consideration to connected graphs or quadranglefree graphs, sandglass graphs are determined by their permanental spectra. Furthermore, we construct countless pairs of percospectra bicyclic networks.
Tingzeng Wu and Huazhong Lü
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Comparing an Approximate Queuing Approach with Simulation for the Solution of a CrossDocking Problem
Sun, 28 May 2017 00:00:00 +0000
http://www.hindawi.com/journals/jam/2017/4987127/
Crossdocking is a logistics management concept in which products are temporarily unloaded at intermediate facilities and loaded onto output trucks to be sent to their final destination. In this paper, we propose an approximate nonstationary queuing model to size the number of docks to receive the trucks, so that their unloading will be as short as possible at the receiving dock, thus making the crossdocking process more efficient. It is observed that the stochastic queuing process may not reach the steady equilibrium state. A type of modeling that does not depend on the stationary characteristics of the process developed is applied. In order to measure the efficiency, performance, and possible adjustments of the parameters of the algorithm, an alternative simulation model is proposed using the Arena® software. The simulation uses analytic tools to make the problem more detailed, which is not allowed in the theoretical model. The computational analysis compares the results of the simulated model with the ones obtained with the theoretical algorithm, considering the queue length and the average waiting time of the trucks. Based on the results obtained, the simulation represented very well the proposed problem and possible changes can be easily detected with small adjustments in the simulated model.
Roberta Briesemeister and Antônio G. N. Novaes
Copyright © 2017 Roberta Briesemeister and Antônio G. N. Novaes. All rights reserved.

Computational Methods for Solving Linear Fuzzy Volterra Integral Equation
Sun, 28 May 2017 00:00:00 +0000
http://www.hindawi.com/journals/jam/2017/2417195/
Two numerical schemes, namely, the Taylor expansion and the variational iteration methods, have been implemented to give an approximate solution of the fuzzy linear Volterra integral equation of the second kind. To display the validity and applicability of the numerical methods, one illustrative example with known exact solution is presented. Numerical results show that the convergence and accuracy of these methods were in a good agreement with the exact solution. However, according to comparison of these methods, we conclude that the variational iteration method provides more accurate results.
Jihan Hamaydi and Naji Qatanani
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On a Bivariate Spectral Homotopy Analysis Method for Unsteady Mixed Convection Boundary Layer Flow, Heat, and Mass Transfer due to a Stretching Surface in a Rotating Fluid
Tue, 09 May 2017 10:04:17 +0000
http://www.hindawi.com/journals/jam/2017/5962073/
A bivariate spectral homotopy analysis method (BSHAM) is extended to solutions of systems of nonlinear coupled partial differential equations (PDEs). The method has been used successfully to solve a nonlinear PDE and is now tested with systems. The method is based on a new idea of finding solutions that obey a rule of solution expression that is defined in terms of the bivariate Lagrange interpolation polynomials. The BSHAM is used to solve a system of coupled nonlinear partial differential equations modeling the unsteady mixed convection boundary layer flow, heat, and mass transfer due to a stretching surface in a rotating fluid, taking into consideration the effect of buoyancy forces. Convergence of the numerical solutions was monitored using the residual error of the PDEs. The effects of the flow parameters on the local skinfriction coefficient, the Nusselt number, and the Sherwood number were presented in graphs.
Sandile S. Motsa and Zodwa G. Makukula
Copyright © 2017 Sandile S. Motsa and Zodwa G. Makukula. All rights reserved.

Bound for the 2Page Fixed Linear Crossing Number of Hypercube Graph via SDP Relaxation
Mon, 08 May 2017 00:00:00 +0000
http://www.hindawi.com/journals/jam/2017/7640347/
The crossing number of graph is the minimum number of edges crossing in any drawing of in a plane. In this paper we describe a method of finding the bound of 2page fixed linear crossing number of . We consider a conflict graph of . Then, instead of minimizing the crossing number of , we show that it is equivalent to maximize the weight of a cut of . We formulate the original problem into the MAXCUT problem. We consider a semidefinite relaxation of the MAXCUT problem. An example of a case where is hypercube is explicitly shown to obtain an upper bound. The numerical results confirm the effectiveness of the approximation.
A. Suebsriwichai and T. Mouktonglang
Copyright © 2017 A. Suebsriwichai and T. Mouktonglang. All rights reserved.

Generation Expansion Models including Technical Constraints and Demand Uncertainty
Thu, 06 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +0000
http://www.hindawi.com/journals/jam/2017/3424129/
This article presents a Generation Expansion Model of the power system taking into account the operational constraints and the uncertainty of longterm electricity demand projections. The model is based on a discretization of the load duration curve and explicitly considers that power plant ramping capabilities must meet demand variations. A model predictive control method is used to improve the longterm planning decisions while considering the uncertainty of demand projections. The model presented in this paper allows integrating technical constraints and uncertainty in the simulations, improving the accuracy of the results, while maintaining feasible computational time. Results are tested over three scenarios based on load data of an energy retailer in Colombia.
P. Deossa, K. De Vos, G. Deconinck, and J. Espinosa
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Solutions of FirstOrder Volterra Type Linear Integrodifferential Equations by Collocation Method
Mon, 20 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0000
http://www.hindawi.com/journals/jam/2017/1510267/
The numerical solutions of linear integrodifferential equations of Volterra type have been considered. Power series is used as the basis polynomial to approximate the solution of the problem. Furthermore, standard and ChebyshevGaussLobatto collocation points were, respectively, chosen to collocate the approximate solution. Numerical experiments are performed on some sample problems already solved by homotopy analysis method and finite difference methods. Comparison of the absolute error is obtained from the present method and those from aforementioned methods. It is also observed that the absolute errors obtained are very low establishing convergence and computational efficiency.
Olumuyiwa A. Agbolade and Timothy A. Anake
Copyright © 2017 Olumuyiwa A. Agbolade and Timothy A. Anake. All rights reserved.

Sparse Optimization of Vibration Signal by ADMM
Wed, 15 Feb 2017 00:00:00 +0000
http://www.hindawi.com/journals/jam/2017/4612853/
In this paper, the alternating direction method of multipliers (ADMM) algorithm is applied to the compressed sensing theory to realize the sparse optimization of vibration signal. Solving the basis pursuit problem for minimizing the norm minimization under the equality constraints, the sparse matrix obtained by the ADMM algorithm can be reconstructed by inverse sparse orthogonal matrix inversion. This paper analyzes common sparse orthogonal basis on the reconstruction results, that is, discrete Fourier orthogonal basis, discrete cosine orthogonal basis, and discrete wavelet orthogonal basis. In particular, we will show that, from the point of view of central tendency, the discrete cosine orthogonal basis is more suitable, for instance, at the vibration signal data because its error is close to zero. Moreover, using the discrete wavelet transform in signal reconstruction there still are some outliers but the error is unstable. We also use the time complex degree and validity, for the analysis of the advantages and disadvantages of the ADMM algorithm applied to sparse signal optimization. The advantage of this method is that these abnormal values are limited in the control range.
Song Wanqing
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First Integrals and Hamiltonians of Some Classes of ODEs of Maximal Symmetry
Tue, 14 Feb 2017 06:33:31 +0000
http://www.hindawi.com/journals/jam/2017/7302081/
Complete sets of linearly independent first integrals are found for the most general form of linear equations of maximal symmetry algebra of order ranging from two to eight. The corresponding Hamiltonian systems are constructed and it is shown that their general solutions can also be found by a simple superposition formula from the solutions of a scalar secondorder source equation.
J. C. Ndogmo
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Bayesian Analysis for a Fractional Population Growth Model
Mon, 23 Jan 2017 00:00:00 +0000
http://www.hindawi.com/journals/jam/2017/9654506/
We implement the Bayesian statistical inversion theory to obtain the solution for an inverse problem of growth data, using a fractional population growth model. We estimate the parameters in the model and we make a comparison between this model and an exponential one, based on an approximation of Bayes factor. A simulation study is carried out to show the performance of the estimators and the Bayes factor. Finally, we present a real data example to illustrate the effectiveness of the method proposed here and the pertinence of using a fractional model.
Francisco J. ArizaHernandez, Jorge SanchezOrtiz, Martin P. ArcigaAlejandre, and Luis X. VivasCruz
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Implicit OneStep Block Hybrid ThirdDerivative Method for the Direct Solution of Initial Value Problems of SecondOrder Ordinary Differential Equations
Wed, 18 Jan 2017 09:11:45 +0000
http://www.hindawi.com/journals/jam/2017/8510948/
A new onestep block method with generalized three hybrid points for solving initial value problems of secondorder ordinary differential equations directly is proposed. In deriving this method, a power series approximate function is interpolated at while its second and third derivatives are collocated at all points in the given interval. The proposed method is then tested on initial value problems of secondorder ordinary differential equations solved by other methods previously. The numerical results confirm the superiority of the new method to the existing methods in terms of accuracy.
Mohammad Alkasassbeh and Zurni Omar
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Numerical Solution of SecondOrder Fredholm Integrodifferential Equations with Boundary Conditions by QuadratureDifference Method
Wed, 11 Jan 2017 00:00:00 +0000
http://www.hindawi.com/journals/jam/2017/2645097/
In this research, the quadraturedifference method with Gauss Elimination (GE) method is applied for solving the secondorder of linear Fredholm integrodifferential equations (LFIDEs). In order to derive an approximation equation, the combinations of Composite Simpson’s 1/3 rule and secondorder finitedifference method are used to discretize the secondorder of LFIDEs. This approximation equation will be used to generate a system of linear algebraic equations and will be solved by using Gauss Elimination. In addition, the formulation and the implementation of the quadraturedifference method are explained in detail. Finally, some numerical experiments were carried out to examine the accuracy of the proposed method.
Chriscella Jalius and Zanariah Abdul Majid
Copyright © 2017 Chriscella Jalius and Zanariah Abdul Majid. All rights reserved.

Axioms for Consensus Functions on the Cube
Mon, 09 Jan 2017 10:01:11 +0000
http://www.hindawi.com/journals/jam/2017/8025616/
A value of a sequence of elements of a finite metric space is an element for which is minimum. The –function with domain the set of all finite sequences on and defined by is a value of is called the –function on . The and functions are the wellstudied median and mean functions, respectively. In this note, simple characterizations of the –functions on the cube are given. In addition, the center function (using the minimax criterion) is characterized as well as new results proved for the median and antimedian functions.
C. GarciaMartinez, F. R. McMorris, O. Ortega, and R. C. Powers
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Viscous Dissipation Effects on the Motion of Casson Fluid over an Upper Horizontal Thermally Stratified Melting Surface of a Paraboloid of Revolution: Boundary Layer Analysis
Wed, 04 Jan 2017 09:05:32 +0000
http://www.hindawi.com/journals/jam/2017/1697135/
The problem of a nonNewtonian fluid flow past an upper surface of an object that is neither a perfect horizontal/vertical nor inclined/cone in which dissipation of energy is associated with temperaturedependent plastic dynamic viscosity is considered. An attempt has been made to focus on the case of twodimensional Casson fluid flow over a horizontal melting surface embedded in a thermally stratified medium. Since the viscosity of the nonNewtonian fluid tends to take energy from the motion (kinetic energy) and transform it into internal energy, the viscous dissipation term is accommodated in the energy equation. Due to the existence of internal spacedependent heat source; plastic dynamic viscosity and thermal conductivity of the nonNewtonian fluid are assumed to vary linearly with temperature. Based on the boundary layer assumptions, suitable similarity variables are applied to nondimensionalized, parameterized and reduce the governing partial differential equations into a coupled ordinary differential equations. These equations along with the boundary conditions are solved numerically using the shooting method together with the RungeKutta technique. The effects of pertinent parameters are established. A significant increases in is guaranteed with when magnitude of is large. decreases with and .
T. M. Ajayi, A. J. Omowaye, and I. L. Animasaun
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On the Usefulness of Cooperation in Person Games
Tue, 13 Dec 2016 13:22:53 +0000
http://www.hindawi.com/journals/jam/2016/9734615/
The person games in which each player maximizes his payoff function are considered. We have studied an interesting question for the cooperative game theory about the usefulness of uniting the players in a union. The aim of such cooperation is for each player to get a positive increase to his guaranteed payoff. We have obtained some effective sufficient conditions under which the joining of the players in union is useful for each player. The linear case, specially, is being considered. In the second part of the paper, we have studied the question about the usefulness of cooperation of the players in the presence of the th player, an illintentioned destructive player, whose whole aim is not to win but to harm each player individually, and also the union of these players, for example, global terrorism. It should be noted that the considered situation in the second part is related to A. V. Kryazhimskiy’s talk delivered in the summer of 2014. We obtain constructive conditions under which the union of the players is beneficial in this situation as well.
Mikhail Sergeevich Nikolskii and Aboubacar Moussa
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Uniqueness of Solutions to a Nonlinear Elliptic Hessian Equation
Thu, 01 Dec 2016 11:29:47 +0000
http://www.hindawi.com/journals/jam/2016/4649150/
Through an AlexandrovFenchel inequality, we establish the general BrunnMinkowski inequality. Then we obtain the uniqueness of solutions to a nonlinear elliptic Hessian equation on .
Siyuan Li
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