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Identifying the reality gap between abstract and realistic models using evolved agents and simulated kilobots
A common challenge in evolutionary swarm robotics is the transfer of simulated results into real-world applications. This difficulty can arise in a variety of real-world settings and problems such as sensory differences in ...
Mechanical properties estimation by non-destructive testing of Irish hardwood round timber from thinnings for construction purposes
(Department of Forestry Policy and Economics, University of Sopron, Hungary, 2018-10-25)
Thinning involves the removal of competitors of high quality trees, and trees for extraction racks, all to favour the growth of the selected trees. Many felled trees are small-diameter and in Ireland hardwood thinnings are ...
Evaluation of the structural behaviour of beam-beam connection systems using compressed wood dowels and plates
(NUI Galway, 2018-08-20)
To support the transition to a bio-based society, it is preferable to substitute metallic fasteners and adhesives in timber construction with an eco-friendly alternative. Recent studies have identified compressed wood ...
Environmental challenges and opportunities for European manufacturing SMEs
(International Manufacturing Conference 27, 2010-09-01)
Many owner/managers of Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) do not believe that their business operations have a negative impact on the environment. However, cumulatively their effect is considerable; the SME sector is ...
Business sustainability methodology for European manufacturing SMEs
(IST Press, 2011-06-28)
SMEs find it difficult to deal with environmental issues due mainly to their limited resources in terms of money, people and time. Our research also identified other barriers to engaging SMEs in environmental improvement ...
The issue of waste in European manufacturing SMEs
(CISA Publisher, 2011-10-03)
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Multiphase numerical modelling of hydraulic structures with rapidly rotating flows: Stormwater vortex hydrodynamic separator
(Conferences and Events at DigitalCommons@USU, 2018-05-15)
Hydraulic structures exhibiting strongly rotating flows are widely applied in the field of urban and wastewater hydraulics. Given demographic, urban development and climate change challenge, such infrastructure will require ...
Irish timber - characterisation, potential and innovation
(Civil Engineering Research Association of Ireland (CERAI), 2014-09-28)
In order to increase the utilisation of Irish timber in construction and novel engineered wood products, the mechanical and physical properties of the material must be established. For timber products used for structural ...
Mechano-sorptive creep in reinforced glulam
(National University of Ireland Galway, 2018-08-20)
An investigation was carried out to examine the effect of reinforcement on the creep behaviour of FRP reinforced timber elements in a controlled variable climate. Creep is accelerated by moisture variations due to a ...
Enhancing low grade sitka spruce glulam beams with bonded-in BFRP rods
(National University of Ireland Galway, 2014)
The reinforcement of timber elements using fibre reinforced polymer (FRP) rods or plates is widely accepted as an effective method of increasing the stiffness of members, while at the same time reducing the variability ...