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Be-Fe coupled method for the analysis of 3D elastodynamic problems in the time domain
Araújo, Francisco Célio de;Mansur, Webe Joo;
Journal of the Brazilian Society of Mechanical Sciences , 1999, DOI: 10.1590/S0100-73861999000400012
Abstract: by coupling the boundary element method (bem) and the finite element method (fem) an algorithm that combines the advantages of both numerical processes is developed. the main aim of the work concerns the time domain analysis of general three-dimensional wave propagation problems in elastic media. in addition, mathematical and numerical aspects of the related be-, fe- and be/fe-formulations are discussed. the coupling algorithm allows investigations of elastodynamic problems with a be- and a fe-subdomain. in order to observe the performance of the coupling algorithm two problems are solved and their results compared to other numerical solutions.
Be-Fe coupled method for the analysis of 3D elastodynamic problems in the time domain
Araújo Francisco Célio de,Mansur Webe Joo
Journal of the Brazilian Society of Mechanical Sciences , 1999,
Abstract: By coupling the Boundary Element Method (BEM) and the Finite Element Method (FEM) an algorithm that combines the advantages of both numerical processes is developed. The main aim of the work concerns the time domain analysis of general three-dimensional wave propagation problems in elastic media. In addition, mathematical and numerical aspects of the related BE-, FE- and BE/FE-formulations are discussed. The coupling algorithm allows investigations of elastodynamic problems with a BE- and a FE-subdomain. In order to observe the performance of the coupling algorithm two problems are solved and their results compared to other numerical solutions.
A transformation of variables technique applicable to the boundary element method to simulate a special class of diffusive-advective potential problems
Dan, Markcilei Lima;Loeffler Neto, Carlos Friedrich;Mansur, Webe Joo;
Journal of the Brazilian Society of Mechanical Sciences and Engineering , 2012, DOI: 10.1590/S1678-58782012000100002
Abstract: this paper describes a novel boundary element technique developed for application to one-dimensional and a class of two-dimensional diffusive-advective potential problems. it is based on transformation of variable procedure to establish an integral equation inverse sentence, dealing only with boundary variables, using a fundamental solution associated with a diffusive problem. to apply the technique described here, the original differential equation is rewritten and flow potential functions are employed to contract terms which appear in the original equation, giving as a result an equivalent equation expressed in terms of the derivative of the product of two functions. this new form of the governing equation, together with the proposed transformation of variables is quite convenient for the application of the boundary element methodology: a very simple discretization procedure arises; the resulting algorithms require low cpu time and the numerical results are quite accurate.
Application of a Computational Tool to Study the Influence of Worn Wheels on Railway Vehicle Dynamics  [PDF]
Joo Pombo
Journal of Software Engineering and Applications (JSEA) , 2012, DOI: 10.4236/jsea.2012.52009
Abstract: The search for fast, reliable and cost effective means of transport that presents better energy efficiency and less impact on the environment has resulted in renewed interest and rapid development in railway technology. To improve its efficiency and competitiveness, modern trains are required to travel faster, with high levels of safety and comfort and with reduced Life Cycle Costs (LCC). These increasing demands for vehicle requirements imposed by railway operators and infrastructure companies include maintaining the top operational speeds of trainsets during their life cycle, having low LCC and being track friendly. This is a key issue in vehicle design and in train operation since it has a significant impact on the safety and comfort of railway systems and on the maintenance costs of vehicles and infrastructures. The purpose of this work is to analyze how the wear progression on the wheelsets affects the dynamic behavior of railways vehicles and its interaction with the track. For this purpose a vehicle, assembled with new and worn wheels, is studied in realistic operation scenarios. The influence of the wheel profile wear on the vehicle dynamic response is assessed here based on several indicators used by the railway industry. The running stability of the railway vehicles is also emphasized in this study.
Nutritional Quality and Health Benefits of Vegetables: A Review  [PDF]
Joo Silva Dias
Food and Nutrition Sciences (FNS) , 2012, DOI: 10.4236/fns.2012.310179
Abstract: Vegetables are considered essential for well-balanced diets since they supply vitamins, minerals, dietary fiber, and phytochemicals. Each vegetable group contains an unique combination and amount of these phytonutriceuticals, which distinguishes them from other groups and vegetables whithin their own group. In the daily diet vegetables have been strongly associated with improvement of gastrointestinal health, good vision, and reduced risk of heart disease, stroke, chronic diseases such as diabetes, and some forms of cancer. Some phytochemicals of vegetables are strong antioxidants and are thought to reduce the risk of chronic disease by protecting against free radical damage, by modifying metabolic activation and detoxification of carcinogens, or even by influencing processes that alter the course of tumor cells. All the vegetables may offer protection to humans against chronic diseases. Nutrition is both a quantity and a quality issue, and vegetables in all their many forms ensure an adequate intake of most vitamins and nutrients, dietary fibers, and phytochemicals which can bring a much-needed measure of balance back to diets contributing to solve many of these nutrition problems. The promotion of healthy vegetable products has coincided with a surging consumer interested in the healthy functionality of food. Because each vegetable contains a unique combination of phytonutriceuticals, a great diversity of vegetables should be eaten to ensure that individual’s diet includes a combination of phytonutriceuticals and to get all the health benefits. This article make a review and discusses the nutritional quality and health benefits of the major groups of vegetables. More interdisciplinary work is required that involves nutritional and food scientists as well as others from biomedical fields to ascertain the thrue function of specific phytonutriceuticals.
Neutrino Oscillations and Superluminal Propagation, in OPERA or Otherwise  [PDF]
Joo Magueijo
Journal of Modern Physics (JMP) , 2013, DOI: 10.4236/jmp.2013.41013

We digress on the implications of recent claims of superluminal neutrino propagation. No matter how we turn it around such behaviour is very odd and sits uncomfortably even within far-fetched theories. In the context of non-linear realizations of the Lorentz group (where superluminal misbehaviour is run of the mill) one has to accept rather contrived constructions to predict superluminal properties for the neutrino. The simplest explanation is to require that at least one of the mass states be tachyonic. We show that due to neutrino mixing, the flavor energy does not suffer from the usual runaway pathologies of tachyons. For non-tachyonic mass states the theories become more speculative. A neutrino specific dispersion relation is exhibited, rendering the amplitude of the effect reasonable for a standard Planck energy. This uses the fact that the beam energy is close to the geometrical average of the neutrino and Planck mass; or, seen in another way, the beam energy is unexceptional but its gamma factor is very large. A dispersion relation crossing over from a low energy bradyonic branch to a high energy tachyonic one is also considered. We comment on consistency with SN 1987Awithin these models.

Nutritional Quality and Effect on Disease Prevention of Vegetables  [PDF]
Joo Silva Dias
Food and Nutrition Sciences (FNS) , 2019, DOI: 10.4236/fns.2019.104029
Abstract: Vegetables have remarkable nutritional and health benefits. There are good reasons to include vegetables in human diet since they are enriched in bioactive compounds and by this reason they may help reduce the risk of some diseases. In this paper it was analyzed the nutrition quality and effect on disease prevention of vegetables. Each vegetable family and each vegetable contain a unique combination of bioactive compounds. The health benefit of vegetables should not be linked to one type of vegetable. It is presented some experimental research evidences that vegetables exert anti-oxidative, anti-carcinogenic, anti-diabetic and cardiovascular disease lowering effects. The mechanism by which vegetable bioactive compounds decrease the risk of some of these diseases is complex and sometimes unknown.
Reflections on the Green Economy (Redemption of the Principles of Mill and Pigou): A View of a Brazilian Environmentalist  [PDF]
Joo Batista Drummond Camara
Journal of Environmental Protection (JEP) , 2014, DOI: 10.4236/jep.2014.512113
Abstract: The current context of global efforts in the pursuit of sustainable development can be characterized by the perception of the scientific-technological losses of ecosystems and ecosystem services and their consequences for the survival of humanity in the face of threats of imbalances in the basic conditions for survival such as food production, the environmental quality, natural control of pests and diseases, loses of biodiversity and climate changes. Some recent initiatives at global, regional and local level are pointed and some conceptual trends and deployment strategies advance towards the consolidation of the principles of sustainable development, despite several difficulties for effectively reaching its goals. The trend of gradual changes in the models of developing nations and in the patterns of production and consumption is portrayed objectively, seeking to correlate with principles of environmental economics and green economy, since Cecil Pigou and Stuart Mill principles to recent researches as Kenneth Boulding, Herman Daly, Nicholas Georgescu-Rogen, Franz Capra, Ignacy Sachs, Edgar Morin, beyond others. The ability of the United Nations and governments to intervene in neoliberal logic aiming wider benefit to society and the reduction of the negative effects of market distortions, as striking on the global stage, represents a true redemption of the principles advocated by Cecil Pigou, at the beginning of the last century, both for the global economy and for their effects on environmental and social conflicts, social exclusion resulting from the current economic systems which are not necessary new strategies, principles, or economic formulas, but decision making to tackle the market with seriousness to promote equity, social justice and environmental sustainability, without sacrificing progress and development, as evident in the current discussion of social inclusion and the convergence of individual and collective interests, so far in the development model based on increasing production and consumption, yet with little environmental responsibility.
Idempotent Generated Endomorphisms of an Independence Algebra
Joo Araújo
Mathematics , 2011, DOI: 10.1007/s00233-002-0020-6
Abstract: The aim of this note is to give a direct proof for the following result proved by Fountain and Lewin: {\em Let $\alg$ be an independence algebra of finite rank and let $a$ be a singular endomorphism of $\alg $. Then $a=e_1... e_n$ where $e^2_i=e_i$ and $rank(a)=rank(e_i)$.}
On idempotent generated semigroups
Joo Araújo
Mathematics , 2011, DOI: 10.1007/s002330010089
Abstract: We provide short and direct proofs for some classical theorems proved by Howie, Levi and McFadden concerning idempotent generated semigroups of transformations on a finite set.
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