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Starting from September 2010,
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Clinical roundup : selected treatment options for depression - auriculotherapy
Auricular diagnosis in chronic illnesses
Background: Auricular diagnosis has been used as a complementary approach that is simple, effective, and inexpensive for identifying chronic illnesses. This diagnostic method has prediagnostic valu...
A generic decision model for developing concentrated rural settlement in post-disaster reconstruction : a China study
The increasing impacts of natural disasters on disadvantaged rural areas, especially in developing countries, have led to concerns regarding post-disaster rural settlement reconstruction. Various a...
Using social network analysis to combat counterfeiting
Counterfeiting undoubtedly produces great harm to companies and the society. This article presents a study on the application of social network analysis (SNA) to combating this problem. The supply ...
Executive pay disparity and the cost of equity capital
Executive pay disparity, as measured by chief executive officer (CEO) pay slice (CPS), is positively associated with the implied cost of equity, even after controlling for other determinants of the...
Mesoscale modeling of concrete under dynamic split tension
In this paper, a mesoscale model is adopted to simulate concrete behavior under dynamic split tension. The concrete material is assumed to comprise coarse aggregates, mortar matrix, and an interfac...
Inverse substructure method for model updating of structures
Traditional model updating of large-scale structures is usually time-consuming because the global structural model needs to be repeatedly re-analyzed as a whole to match global measurements. This p...
Are "smart pressure monitored suits" "smarter" than conventional garments in clinical applications?
There is still no standardized regime to prescribe pressure garments with quantifiable pressure dosage to patients with different medical conditions. This study a...
Substructuring approach to the calculation of higher-order eigensensitivity
Calculation of eigensensitivity is usually time-consuming for a large-scale structure. This paper develops a substructuring method for computing the first, second and high order eigensensitivity. T...
Hybrid reliability analysis of structures with multi-source uncertainties
A new hybrid reliability analysis technique based on the convex modeling theory is developed for structures with multi-source uncertainties, which may contain randomness, fuzziness, and non-probabi...
Jafar Jafari : the platform builder
Destination development in China : towards an effective model of explanation
This paper addresses the dynamics of the evolution of a nature-based destination in China. Based on longitudinal studies in Zhangjiajie (Hunan Province), it focuses on the roles of institutions in ...
Theory in hospitality, tourism, and leisure studies
The term theory is used with diverse meanings, resulting in miscommunication and misunderstanding. This article examines how theory, as a word, is used in three leading journals in each of hospital...
Structural damage detection using auto/cross-correlation functions under multiple unknown excitations
Traditional structural system identification and damage detection methods use vibration responses under single excitation. This paper presents an auto/cross-correlation function-based method using ...
The effectiveness of DustBubbles on dust control in the process of concrete drilling
Construction dust is one of the most concerned pollutants presenting risks to human health. Dust generated from concrete drilling, particularly true for silica dust, have an adverse effect on the h...
Modeling and parametric simulations of solid oxide fuel cells with methane carbon dioxide reforming
A two-dimensional model is developed to simulate the performance of solid oxide fuel cells (SOFCs) fed with CO₂ and CH₄ mixture. The electrochemical oxidations of both CO and H₂ are included. Impor...
Exploring the zone of tolerance for internal customers in IT-enabled call centers
Today, call center employees’ service encounters with external customers are extensively supported with modern information technology (IT). However, prior research on service quality and zone of to...
Enhancing value in public construction projects : the Malaysian journey
There is a strong demand to improve the capacity and effectiveness of the construction industry. The evidence suggests that VM has become a powerful management tool to identify the best options for...
Uncertainty analysis, modelling and prognosis for power system operation and planning
The introduction of smart grid, renewable energy, and electricity market, etc., has led to tremendous changes to modern power systems. Particularly, as one of the most important renewable energy, w...
Channel characterization and signal transmission for digital signal processing based optical communication systems
The presence of various degradations in optical transmission systems raises the demand for channel characterization. In the aid of optical performance monitoring (OPM) techniques or channel estimat...
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