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Jun 28, 2020Open    AccessArticle

Wind Turbines: Why Some Families Living in Proximity to Wind Energy Facilities Contemplate Vacating Their Homes: An Overview of Findings

Carmen M. Krogh, Robert Y. McMurtry, W. Ben Johnson, Anne Dumbrille, Mariana Alves-Pereira, Jerry L. Punch, Debra Hughes, Linda Rogers, Robert W. Rand, Richard James, Stephen E. Ambrose, Lorrie Gillis
Background: Some families living near wind energy facilities report permanently vacating their homes while others contemplate doing so. While these events are reported on the Internet and social media, research is lacking. This study explored why some people living in proximity to wind turbines contemplate such housing decisions. Methods: This ethics-reviewed study used the Grounded Theory methodology and audio recorded interviews with those who had previously lived, or were currently living nea...
Open Access Library J. Vol.7, 2020
Doi:10.4236/oalib.1106443


May 15, 2020Open    AccessArticle

Déja vu and Wind Turbines: A Review of Lived Experiences after Appeals of Ontario Industrial-Scale Wind Power Facilities

Jane Wilson, Carmen Krogh, Paula C. Peel
This paper is a review of reports of lived experiences of residents in rural/small-town Ontario, Canada and a comparison to the concerns raised during citizen-sponsored appeals of industrial-scale wind power project approvals. We found that the concerns leading to the decisions to appeal power projects have been borne out in real-life experience, as government documents record thousands of complaints about adverse effects on the environment and human health. These findings support the need for e...
Open Access Library J. Vol.7, 2020
Doi:10.4236/oalib.1106276


Mar 23, 2020Open    AccessArticle

Highway Stopping Sight Distance, Decision Sight Distance, and Passing Sight Distance Based on AASHTO Models

Azad Abdulhafedh
Highway sight distance is a measure of roadway visibility, which is an important factor in the assessment of road safety. Greater visibility can provide motorists more time to avoid crashes and conflicts, facilitating safe and efficient operation. However, poor visibility can reduce the driver’s ability to react to changing conditions and is a significant factor in roadway crashes and near collisions. A driver’s ability to view ambient roadway conditions is necessary for safe operation of a vehi...
Open Access Library J. Vol.7, 2020
Doi:10.4236/oalib.1106095


Feb 21, 2020Open    AccessArticle

Preliminary Results: Exploring Why Some Families Living in Proximity to Wind Turbine Facilities Contemplate Vacating Their Homes—A Community-Based Study

Carmen M. Krogh, Robert Y. McMurtry, Anne Dumbrille, Debra Hughes, Lorrie Gillis
In Ontario, Canada, between 2006 and the end of 2016, government records provided by the former Ontario Ministry of Environment and Climate Change documented that neighbors living near industrial wind turbine (IWT) facilities filed 4574 noise complaints/incident reports. In some cases, these records also included occurrences of adverse health effects being experienced by some of those living near the IWT facilities [1]. The risk of harm associated with living n
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Open Access Library J. Vol.7, 2020
Doi:10.4236/oalib.1106118


Jan 07, 2020Open    AccessArticle

Magnetic Field Application: An Underappreciated Outstanding Technology

Djamel Ghernaout, Noureddine Elboughdiri
In diverse machines, as much as 90% of all particles suspended in the oil can be iron or steel and can be particularly troublesome to operators. This article looks at magnetic filtration advantages and benefits; moreover, it focuses on how this physical technology can often outperform traditional methods. Mag-netic filtration is a process in which two objects are separated; one of them has to be metallic, to be attracted by means
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Open Access Library J. Vol.7, 2020
Doi:10.4236/oalib.1106000


Nov 25, 2019Open    AccessArticle

New Proposal for Seismic Rehabilitation of Hospitals in Cuba

Víctor M. Valdés, Dalia Pupo, Rolando M. Fernández, Roberto Martínez, Carlos A. Recarey
This work presents the seismic evaluation and the rehabilitation proposal of one essential facility, specifically the “Guillermo Luis” hospital of the Moa city in Holguín. The authors intend to apply, for the first time, a non-conventional technique used in Cuba to seismic protection of facilities health. This solution is based on seismic energy dissipation mechanisms, by mean of shear link device. The Shear Link-Bozzo device, all
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Open Access Library J. Vol.6, 2019
Doi:10.4236/oalib.1105825


Aug 06, 2019Open    AccessArticle

Thoughts on Course Construction of “New Energy Vehicle Lightweight Technology”

Yongfang Li, Yali Yang
Based on the current situation that the course “New Energy Vehicle Light-weight Technology” is a new professional course, this paper expounds the construction objectives, theoretical teaching content and practical teaching content of the course, and also puts forward some teaching methods and means to improve the teaching effect of the course.
Open Access Library J. Vol.6, 2019
Doi:10.4236/oalib.1105597


Aug 02, 2019Open    AccessArticle

An Innovative GIS Method for Evaluating the Visibility of the Road Using the ArcMap-Tools

Azad Abdulhafedh
Road visibility is critical to motorists in making decisions such as stopping, slow downing, turning, entering a traffic stream from a driveway, or merging into traffic. Adequate visibility allows motorists the time they need to avoid vehicle crashes and conflicts and will help keep roadways operating safely and smoothly. Insufficient visibility is a significant factor in roadway crashes and near collisions. This paper utilizes th
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Open Access Library J. Vol.6, 2019
Doi:10.4236/oalib.1105586


Jun 11, 2019Open    AccessArticle

Short-Term Forecasting Management Research of Deep Horizontal Displacement of Slope Soil Based on ARIMA Model

Kai Yan, Jiaye Wu, Yingqian Zhang, Lu Yang
The forecasting of deep horizontal displacement of slope soil is an important part of slope deformation monitoring, which has important guiding significance for the prevention of slope safety accidents. The historical data of deep horizontal displacement of slope soil are non-stationary time series with both random growth and time-varying fluctuation, and ARIMA model is suitable for forecasting such time series. In this paper, 648
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Open Access Library J. Vol.6, 2019
Doi:10.4236/oalib.1105496


May 22, 2019Open    AccessArticle

Utilization of Water Quality Modeling and Dissolved Oxygen Control in River Tungabhadra, Karnataka (India)

S. Ranjith, Anand V. Shivapur, P. Shiva Keshava Kumar, Chandrashekarayya G. Hiremath, Santhosh Dhungana
In an attempt to produce a reliable source of water, the water quality model—QUAL2Kw—was put to through calibration and validation tests. This model was implemented in the river Tungabhadra of India. This worked quite well for the project at hand but showed certain irregularities. Different Quality Management methods exist currently and for this project, their impact in DO concentrations were examined base
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Open Access Library J. Vol.6, 2019
Doi:10.4236/oalib.1105397


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