Conservation Biology. Dec2019, Vol. 33 Issue 6, p1448-1450. 3p. 1 Black and White Photograph.
Wildlife recovery, Conservation of natural resources, Rapid prototyping, Python (Computer program language), Programming languages, Scientific community, and Social acceptance
Rapid prototyping of decision-support tools for conservation A list of alternative web-application development tools that may be useful for conservation scientists is available in Supporting Information. 1 Article impact statement: Web-application development frameworks enable the creation of decision-support tool prototypes for actionable conservation science. [Extracted from the article]
Hydraulic simulation tools, such as EPANET, are the primary tools for evaluating water distribution systems performance. This work presents a first step towards demonstrating a simple and straightforward implementation of plugins in the new EPANET GUI to facilitate plugins development by the water systems modeling community. The paper shows the code structure and the basic functionalities of a custom plugin demonstrated using three specific examples: Count , FireFlow, and Elevations plugins. A prototype repository, where developers and users can share and download EPANET plugins is presented and discussed. EPANET plugins framework can support knowledge transfer by increasing the visibility and usability of developed analytical tools and software, thus providing benefits for researchers and practitioners. The proposed plugins are freely available through GitHub. • Development and implementation of new custom EPANET plugins is demonstrated. • Prototype repository for distributing, documenting, and downloading plugins is discussed. • Advancing the EPANET plugin framework can support collaborative modeling and information sharing. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
International Journal of Sustainable Engineering. Aug-Oct2017, Vol. 10 Issue 4/5, p207-214. 8p.
Fashion, Rapid prototyping, and New product development
In this paper, coming out of a broader research project on how the digital prototype can be effectively integrated in the product development process of the clothing industry, the authors investigate the relationship between Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Collective Actions on Sustainability and the environmental impact of the new model of fast and accelerating fashion. Extensive research was contacted with personal interviews and analysed primary data shows how new technology solutions like Product Lifecycle Management (PLM), 3D visualisation or 3D prototyping can work with and across supply chain partners to reduce the environmental footprint of their processes. The final phase of the paper involves the conceptualisation of a new apparel product development model, encompassing various digital tools which aim at addressing fit problems, extending the useful life of clothes and reducing the environmental impact of clothing in use through design and services. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
Sustainability, Manufacturing processes, New product development, Prototype research, Decision making, and Laser sintering
The integration and quickness between the phases of product development process are key elements for companies' competitiveness and the prototyping technologies provide relevant means for the development of new products. The prototyping of products by additive manufacturing can vary in quality, costs, materials and characteristics, however, incorporating environmental and sustainable attributes are important strategies to support the design for manufacturing. This paper proposes method for multi-attribute evaluation of prototyping technology associated with sustainable product conception. This proposal focuses on improving the decision-making process and provide the prioritization of technical characteristics and it was evaluated and validated, through case studies, applying selective laser sintering and fused deposition modelling technologies into two prototype developments: a bristles protector (lightweight composite product) and a toothbrush (single massive product). The research innovates by proposing a matrix that allows the inclusion of environmental and sustainable features in the design decision-making process, promoting the integration of multiple perspectives that involves customer, product and technology associated with sustainable concepts meeting the current demand of the society and companies for the development of sustainable products. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
Kanagavel, Rameshkumar, Vairavasundaram, Indragandhi, and Padmanaban, Sanjeevikumar
International Transactions on Electrical Energy Systems. Feb2020, Vol. 30 Issue 2, pN.PAG-N.PAG. 1p.
Electric power filters, Prediction models, Predictive control systems, Volt-ampere reactive, and Internal auditing
Summary: A model predictive current control (MPCC)‐based single‐phase shunt active power filter (SAPF) is proposed in this manuscript to improve power quality by harmonics and reactive power compensation. The DC link capacitor voltage regulation‐based PI control algorithm is used for the computation of SAPF reference current signal. The current commands are tracked using the MPCC. In this manuscript, the control technique effectiveness is demonstrated through MATLAB simulation and experimentation with Cyclone‐IV EP4CE30F484 FPGA board under dynamic operating conditions. The obtained results from a simulations and hardware prototype shows the proposed algorithm shows perfect reference current tracking at every sampling instant and excellent dynamic performance. Subsequently, the main advantages of this proposed controller are absence of internal current control loops and modulation stage. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]