Mathematical Problems in Engineering
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Submission to final decision64 days
Acceptance to publication34 days
CiteScore1.800
Impact Factor1.009

Determination of the Ultimate Underground Mining Depth considering the Effect of Granular Rock and the Range of Surface Caving

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Mathematical Problems in Engineering is a broad-based journal publishing results of rigorous engineering research across all disciplines, carried out using mathematical tools.

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Chief Editor, Professor Guangming Xie, is currently a full professor of dynamics and control with the College of Engineering, Peking University. His research interests include complex system dynamics and control and intelligent and biomimetic robots.

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New Distance Measures between the Interval-Valued Complex Fuzzy Sets with Applications to Decision-Making

As a generalization of complex fuzzy set (CFS), interval-valued complex fuzzy set (IVCFS) is a new research topic in the field of CFS theory, which can handle two different information features with the uncertainty. Distance is an important tool in the field of IVCFS theory. To enhance the applicability of IVCFS, this paper presents some new interval-valued complex fuzzy distances based on traditional Hamming and Euclidean distances of complex numbers. Furthermore, we elucidate the geometric properties of these distances. Finally, these distances are used to deal with decision-making problem in the IVCFS environment.

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Optimizing Centralized Dispatching of Flexible Feeder Transit considering Transfer Coordination with Regular Public Transit

Optimizing centralized dispatching of flexible feeder transit to provide transport and transfer services is important and theoretically challenging for real-world applications. Considering transfer coordination with regular public transit, a multiobjective optimization model that can output an operation plan containing vehicle routes and a timetable for a bus fleet is proposed. By establishing constraints for parameters such as maximum acceptable advance or delay time of transfer, rated passenger capacity, and maximum travel time of a single trip, the proposed model attempts to maximize the successful response ratio, minimize the passengers’ average time costs, and minimize the operating costs of a single passenger. A genetic algorithm was designed to solve the optimal solution, and computational experiments were conducted in a residential area in Beijing. Results reveal that the proposed model and algorithm can be applied in the operation of flexible feeder transit. Moreover, compared with the distributed dispatching method, the value of the optimal objective function in the proposed model was improved by 26%. Although the successful response ratio showed a 29.3% increase and the average passenger time cost showed a small drop, the operating costs per passenger were reduced by 30.7%. The different weight coefficients of the subobjective function and maximum acceptable advance or delay time of transfer could result in different optimal operation plans. Essentially, the optimization procedures for the successful response ratio and the operating costs are in the same direction, whereas the one for the passenger’ cost is in the opposite direction. However, operators should select appropriate values to optimize operation plans.

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Text Classification Using Novel Term Weighting Scheme-Based Improved TF-IDF for Internet Media Reports

With the rapid development of the internet technology, a large amount of internet text data can be obtained. The text classification (TC) technology plays a very important role in processing massive text data, but the accuracy of classification is directly affected by the performance of term weighting in TC. Due to the original design of information retrieval (IR), term frequency-inverse document frequency (TF-IDF) is not effective enough for TC, especially for processing text data with unbalanced distributions in internet media reports. Therefore, the variance between the DF value of a particular term and the average of all DFs , namely, the document frequency variance (ADF), is proposed to enhance the ability in processing text data with unbalanced distribution. Then, the normal TF-IDF is modified by the proposed ADF for processing unbalanced text collection in four different ways, namely, TF-IADF, TF-IADF+, TF-IADFnorm, and TF-IADF+norm. As a result, an effective model can be established for the TC task of internet media reports. A series of simulations have been carried out to evaluate the performance of the proposed methods. Compared with TF-IDF on state-of-the-art classification algorithms, the effectiveness and feasibility of the proposed methods are confirmed by simulation results.

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An Efficient DOA Estimation Method for Passive Surveillance System Based on Troposcatter

Direction of arrival (DOA) estimation plays an important role in the passive surveillance system based on troposcatter. Rank deficiency and subspace leakage resulting from multipath propagation can deteriorate the performance of the DOA estimator. In this paper, characteristics of signals propagated by troposcatter are analyzed, and an efficient DOA estimation method is proposed. According to our new method, the invariance property of noise subspace (IPNS) is introduced as the main method. To provide precise noise subspace for INPS, forward and backward spatial smoothing (FBSS) is carried out to overcome rank deficiency. Subspace leakage is eliminated by a two-step scheme, and this process can also largely reduce the computational load of INPS. Numerical simulation results validate that our method has not only good resolution in condition of closely spaced signals but also superior performance in case of power difference.

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Entropy Analysis on a Three-Dimensional Wavy Flow of Eyring–Powell Nanofluid: A Comparative Study

The thermal management of a system needs an accurate and efficient measurement of exergy. For optimal performance, entropy should be minimized. This study explores the enhancement of the thermal exchange and entropy in the stream of Eyring–Powell fluid comprising nanoparticles saturating the vertical oriented dual cylindrical domain with uniform thermal conductivity and viscous dissipation effects. A symmetrical sine wave over the walls is used to induce the flow. The mathematical treatment for the conservation laws are described by a set of PDEs, which are, later on, converted to ordinary differential equations by homotopy deformations and then evaluated on the Mathematica software tool. The expression of the pressure rise term has been handled numerically by using numerical integration by Mathematica through the algorithm of the Newton–Cotes formula. The impact of the various factors on velocity, heat, entropy profile, and the Bejan number are elaborated pictorially and tabularly. The entropy generation is enhanced with the variation of viscous dissipation but reduced in the case of the concentration parameter, but viscous dissipation reveals opposite findings for the Newtonian fluid. From the abovementioned detailed discussion, it can be concluded that Eyring–Powell shows the difference in behavior in the entropy generation and in the presence of nanoparticles due to the significant dissipation effects, and also, it travels faster than the viscous fluid. A comparison between the Eyring-Powell and Newtonian fluid are also made for each pertinent parameter through special cases. This study may be applicable for cancer therapy in biomedicine by nanofluid characteristics in various drugs considered as a non-Newtonian fluid.

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AI Based Gravity Compensation Algorithm and Simulation of Load End of Robotic Arm Wrist Force

With the rapid development of mechatronics and robotics technology, the application of robots has been extended from the industrial field to daily life and has become an indispensable part of work and daily life. The accuracy and flexibility of the operator determine the operating efficiency of the robot. Although the level of development of the operator is constantly improving, the traditional operator has a simple structure and generally adopts parallel movement or tightening. The holding structure has poor flexibility and stability, making it difficult to achieve precise position capture and control and cannot meet the requirements of delicate tasks. In this paper, a basic force analysis of the manipulator is carried out, and the change trend of the force and driving force of each joint when the manipulator is grasping objects is obtained, so as to determine that the manipulator can grasp the object stably; then, in the strength analysis of the manipulator, it is determined that the material meets the strength requirements. This paper conducts an output voltage experiment on the static performance and coupling error of the mechanical arm wrist force sensor. Secondly, in order to study the influence of the temperature change in the space environment on the zero-point output of the mechanical arm sensor, a high and low temperature test box are used to simulate the temperature brought by the temperature change to the sensor. Experiments show that the maximum coupling error of the sensor is 1.81%, which is less than 2% of the design index. This indicates that the operator sensor is used to detect the force and torque that the space operator’s edge operator experiences when it interacts with the external environment and provides the necessary power sensing information for power control and compatible operator motion control, completing some complex; the Fine project is an important prerequisite for realizing the intelligence of space operators.

Mathematical Problems in Engineering
 Journal metrics
Acceptance rate27%
Submission to final decision64 days
Acceptance to publication34 days
CiteScore1.800
Impact Factor1.009
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