Mathematical Problems in Engineering

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ISSN / EISSN : 1024-123X / 1563-5147
Current Publisher: Hindawi Limited (10.1155)
Former Publisher: Informa UK Limited (10.1080)
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Peng Zhang, Enyi Zhou, Yuyan Lei, Junsong Bian
Mathematical Problems in Engineering, Volume 2021, pp 1-13; doi:10.1155/2021/5510346

Based on the analysis of the dynamic interrelationships of enterprise innovation factors according to system dynamics, we build a dynamic causality diagram and a flow graph model of the enterprise innovation ecosystem to study the potential business value creation paths focusing on technological innovation. The system model is simulated using data from high-tech enterprises. Our results show that the model can reasonably simulate the operation of the enterprise innovation ecosystem. Two paths to value creation are identified: (1) input-technological innovation-commercialization of results-value creation; (2) external acquisition of technology-digestion and absorption-value creation as a complementary path. Also, the technological innovation path expands and extends the industrial chain and supply chain of enterprises and better promotes the value creation of enterprises in the same supply chain. Furthermore, our results show that R&D investment and technical cooperation investment should be allocated rationally in order to improve the utility of value creation investment.
Muhammad Asif, Muhammad Hussain, , Khalid M Alhamed, , Abdulrazaq A. Almutairi,
Mathematical Problems in Engineering, Volume 2021, pp 1-13; doi:10.1155/2021/5539904

Topology of fullerenes, carbon nanotubes, and nanocones has considerable worth due to their effective applications in nanotechnology. These are emerging materials of practical application in gas storage devises, nanoelectronics devices, energy storage, biosensor, and chemical probes. The topological indices are graph invariant used to investigate the physical and chemical properties of the compounds such as boiling point, stability, and strain energy through associated chemical graph of the underlying compound. We computed recently modified Zagreb connection indices of nanocones CNC 4 n , CNC 5 n , and CNC 6 n and generalized our findings up to a large class of CNC k n . Topological characterization of nanocones via these indices is mathematically novel and assists to enable its emerging use in nanotechnology. For computation and verification of results, we use Mathematica software.
Zhongliang Fu, Chunping Liu, Shengyi Ruan, Kun Chen
Mathematical Problems in Engineering, Volume 2021, pp 1-14; doi:10.1155/2021/5548184

In practical control applications, AC permanent magnet synchronous motors need to work in different response characteristics. In order to meet this demand, a controller which can independently realize the different response characteristics of the motor is designed based on neutrosophic theory and genetic algorithm. According to different response characteristics, neutrosophic membership functions are constructed. Then, combined with the cosine measure theorem and genetic algorithm, the neutrosophic self-tuning PID controller is designed. It can adjust the parameters of the controller according to response requirements. Finally, three kinds of controllers with typical system response characteristics are designed by using Simulink. The effectiveness of the designed controller is verified by simulation results.
Wentao Xue, Xunnan Zhu, , , Xuan Chen
Mathematical Problems in Engineering, Volume 2021, pp 1-17; doi:10.1155/2021/6627495

A novel asymptotic tracking controller for an underactuated quadrotor unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) is proposed to solve a moving target tracking problem. Firstly, the control system is decoupled into the position control system and the attitude control system. Secondly, a method combined artificial potential field with passivity control (APF&PC) is introduced for the positioning system to achieve high-precision tracking of moving target at a fixed distance. Thirdly, a super-twisting sliding mode (STSM) method with an improved reaching law for the attitude system is applied to ensure that the attitude converges to the desired value. Furthermore, the stabilities of two subsystems are proved, and sufficient stability conditions are derived based on the passive method and Lyapunov method, respectively. Finally, simulation results of the moving target tracking verify the superiority and robustness of the proposed control method in the presence of parameter uncertainties and external disturbances.
Chi Thien Tran, Minh Phung Dang, Hieu Giang Le, Ngoc Le Chau,
Mathematical Problems in Engineering, Volume 2021, pp 1-11; doi:10.1155/2021/9946404

In this article, an effective multiobjective optimization approach is exploited to search for the best milling parameters for CNC for complex 3d surfaces of SIMOLD 2083 alloy mold core. To improve the quality responses, the cutting factors are optimized by a combination of Taguchi method (TM), response surface method (RSM), and multiobjective water cycle algorithm (MWCA). Firstly, the design for initial series experiments of the cutting factors was generated via the TM. Thereafter, the regression models between the cutting factors and the surface roughness of the machined workpiece surface as well as milling time are formed via applying the RSM. Moreover, analysis of variance and sensitivity analysis are also executed to define the influences and crucial contributions of cutting parameters on the surface roughness and milling time. The results of analysis of variance showed that the factors which have main effects on surface roughness were spindle speed (42.42%), feed rate (29.40%), and cutting depth (6.59%), respectively. Meanwhile, the feed rate with the influence of 92.6% was the most significant factor in controlling the milling time. Ultimately, based on mathematical models, the MWCA is performed to define the optimal factors. The optimal results indicated that the optimized surface roughness was about 0.260 μm and the milling time was roughly 1012.767 (s). In addition, the errors between forecasted results and experimental verifications for the surface roughness and milling time are 2.04% and 5.39%, respectively. Therefore, the results of experimental verifications are suitable with the forecasted results from the proposed optimization method. These results depicted that the proposed integration approach can define effectively the optimal cutting factors for CNC milling and expand to apply for complex multiobjective optimization problems.
Kai Guo, Tiantian Zhang
Mathematical Problems in Engineering, Volume 2021, pp 1-11; doi:10.1155/2021/9960828

Combining with the growth environment of Unicorns, from the aspects of emerging industries, business environment, platform support, and financial support, we propose an overall analysis framework for the existence or absence of Unicorns, use the fuzzy set qualitative comparative analysis (fsQCA) method to carry out configuration analysis on the status quo of Unicorns in 40 cities in China, and analyze the cultivation path of Unicorns. The research results indicate that the synergy of emerging industries, business environment, platform support, and financial support can foster Unicorns. According to the differences in the core conditions in the configuration and the characteristics of the cases contained, it is divided into two cultivation paths, which are driven by emerging industries and supported by the business environment; combining with the status quo and characteristics of the cities where Unicorns are missing, it provides suggestions for the selection of the cultivation path of Unicorns in different regions.
Xin Chen, Yaolin Zhu, Yong Fang
Mathematical Problems in Engineering, Volume 2021, pp 1-12; doi:10.1155/2021/5989416

In this paper, an extension spatial channel model (SCM) for vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communications is proposed. To efficiently illustrate the real-world scenarios and reflect nonstationary properties of V2V channels, all effective scattering objects are subdivided into three categories of clusters according to the relative position of clusters. Besides, a birth-death process is introduced to model the appearance and disappearance of clusters on both the array and time axes. Their impacts on V2V channels are investigated via statistical properties including correlation functions. Additionally, a closed-form expression of channel impulse response (CIR) is derived from an extension SCM and cluster-based models. Furthermore, the spatial and frequency statistical properties of the reference model are thoroughly investigated. Finally, simulation results show that the proposed SCM V2V model is in close agreement with previously reported results, thereby validating the accuracy and effectiveness of the proposed model.
Mathematical Problems in Engineering, Volume 2021, pp 1-9; doi:10.1155/2021/9975700

Every year, a large amount of population reconciles gun-related violence all over the world. In this work, we develop a computer-based fully automated system to identify basic armaments, particularly handguns and rifles. Recent work in the field of deep learning and transfer learning has demonstrated significant progress in the areas of object detection and recognition. We have implemented YOLO V3 “You Only Look Once” object detection model by training it on our customized dataset. The training results confirm that YOLO V3 outperforms YOLO V2 and traditional convolutional neural network (CNN). Additionally, intensive GPUs or high computation resources were not required in our approach as we used transfer learning for training our model. Applying this model in our surveillance system, we can attempt to save human life and accomplish reduction in the rate of manslaughter or mass killing. Additionally, our proposed system can also be implemented in high-end surveillance and security robots to detect a weapon or unsafe assets to avoid any kind of assault or risk to human life.
, , Setu Rani, Behzad Ghanbari
Mathematical Problems in Engineering, Volume 2021, pp 1-12; doi:10.1155/2021/9961764

In soliton theory, the dynamics of solitary wave solutions may play a crucial role in the fields of mathematical physics, plasma physics, biology, fluid dynamics, nonlinear optics, condensed matter physics, and many others. The main concern of this present article is to obtain symmetry reductions and some new explicit exact solutions of the (2 + 1)-dimensional Sharma–Tasso–Olver (STO) equation by using the Lie symmetry analysis method. The infinitesimals for the STO equation were achieved under the invariance criteria of Lie groups. Then, the two stages of symmetry reductions of the governing equation are obtained with the help of an optimal system. Meanwhile, this Lie symmetry method will reduce the STO equation into new partial differential equations (PDEs) which contain a lesser number of independent variables. Based on numerical simulation, the dynamical characteristics of the solitary wave solutions illustrate multiple-front wave profiles, solitary wave solutions, kink wave solitons, oscillating periodic solitons, and annihilation of parabolic wave structures via 3D plots.
Dang Nguyen Van
Mathematical Problems in Engineering, Volume 2021, pp 1-19; doi:10.1155/2021/5533920

In practical operations of mechanical structures, it is not difficult to meet some large components such as helicopter rotors, gas turbine blades of marine engines, and rotating railway bridges, where these elements can be seen as beam models rotating around one fixed axis. Therefore, mechanical explorations of these structures with and without the effect of temperature will guide the design, manufacture, and use of them in practice. This is the first paper that uses the shear deformation theory-type hyperbolic sine functions and the finite element method to analyze the free vibration response of rotating FGM beams with initial geometrical imperfections resting on elastic foundations considering the effect of temperature. The material properties are assumed to be varied in the thickness direction of the beam based on the power law function and temperature changes The proposed theory and mathematical model are verified by comparing the results with other exact solutions. The numerical investigations have taken into account some geometrical and material parameters to evaluate the effects on the vibration behavior of the structure such as the rotational speed, temperature, as well as initial geometrical imperfections. The drawn comments have numerous scientific and practical implications for rotating beam structures.
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