Computational Optimal Control: Tools and Practice provides a detailed guide to informed use of computational optimal control in advanced engineering practice, addressing the need for a better understanding of the practical application of optimal control using computational techniques. Throughout the text the authors employ an advanced aeronautical case study to provide a practical, real-life setting for optimal control theory. This case study focuses on an advanced, real-world problem known as the “terminal bunt manoeuvre” or special trajectory shaping of a cruise missile. Representing the many problems involved in flight dynamics, practical control and flight path constraints, this case study offers an excellent illustration of advanced engineering practice using optimal solutions. The book describes in practical detail the real and tested optimal control software, examining the advantages and limitations of the technology. Featuring tutorial insights into computational optimal formulations and an advanced case-study approach to the topic, Computational Optimal Control: Tools and Practice provides an essential handbook for practising engineers and academics interested in practical optimal solutions in engineering. Focuses on an advanced, real-world aeronautical case study examining optimisation of the bunt manoeuvre Covers DIRCOL, NUDOCCCS, PROMIS and SOCS (under the GESOP environment), and BNDSCO Explains how to configure and optimize software to solve complex real-world computational optimal control problems Presents a tutorial three-stage hybrid approach to solving optimal control problem formulations
Case Study Research: Principles and Practices provides a general understanding of the case study method as well as specific tools for its successful implementation. These tools are applicable in a variety of fields including anthropology, business and management, communications, economics, education, medicine, political science, psychology, social work, and sociology. Topics include: a survey of case study approaches; a methodologically tractable definition of 'case study'; strategies for case selection, including random sampling and other algorithmic approaches; quantitative and qualitative modes of case study analysis; and problems of internal and external validity. The second edition of this core textbook is designed to be accessible to readers who are new to the subject and is thoroughly revised and updated, incorporating recent research and numerous up-to-date studies.
The aim of this book is to analyse the international process of a company to enter a new foreign market. Companies which are going international are more and more numerous because of globalization. Through different motivations and modes of entry, those companies have the same ambition: to succeed in another country. This study is focused on three objectives which provide a better understanding about the motivations of companies to go international, explore their strategies to enter a new country and analyse the eventual adaptation of the company to a new environment. The study was conducted through a qualitative case study about the company Nando’s. The deductive approach includes interview analysis and secondary research. The paper determines that companies are pushed to go international by proactive or reactive motivations. Each mode of entry has its advantages and inconvenient, it depends on the company. Through the case study, the results show that Nando’s is influenced by proactive motivations and uses the system of master franchise.
This case study includes deep understanding of phenomenon of HVDC with its background, advantages and applications over EHVAC. This research work accumulates various faults which regularly occurs on line and few critical faults which challenged to the engineers. We tried to pursue deep study of the faults and tried to elaborate to the young engineers who looking to study high voltage transmission system. This book will certainly be helpful for other scholars to develop an insight to understand HVDC transmission technology and to observe the performance of Chandrapur-Padaghe HVDC line with its history, background and various innovations implemented on line since commissioning.
Due to the very diverse, hardly structured nature of the tourism sector and its characteristic weak defined types and diverse transitions between them, an attempt is made to display and categorise the variety of different outward-oriented ecotourism measures related to the support of nature conservation and the maintaining or enhancement of the environment. Furthermore, their implementation in practice and the advantages and benefits that ecotourism companies see in promoting nature conservation are investigated, based on a case study of three Australian lodging facilities.
An informative thesis project about low back pain in patients who suffer from degenerative disc disease. It explains the origins of the disease, terminology, symptoms, related musculoskeletal and neurological components, the disease process, and conservative treatment options. It also includes protocols from a case study conducted, and follows the progress of a patient during a two-week in-patient rehabilitation plan.
This book examines gender aspects at the information and communication technology sectors in Egypt, taking a case study approach that focuses on female employees' involvement in training and developing activities for skill and capacity building. Training activities reveal the gap between the ICT employees as female employees in the case study hold administrative positions, while their male colleagues were allowed more technical and expensive training opportunities. The study ultimately reveals the heavy daily work demands on female employees which hinder their career growth potentials.
The research work is the case study on Pune Municipal Corporation on the usage of Knowledge Management for e- Governance practiced. The study consisted of the input variables of Knowledge Management used by the Pune Municipal Corporation employees for the smooth functioning of the e- governance activities. A conceptual model was designed and it is further recommended for testing through Structure equation modelling.This book is beneficial for the researchers testing the KM for e- governance activities at bottom of the pyramid.
This study explored the lack of consistency among academic safety programs, which has prevented aviation professionals from having a dependable pool of reliably trained and prepared safety professionals to select from. Given the challenges in preparing graduates as career ready, along with the dynamic nature of the aviation and aerospace industry, this case study was designed to examine postsecondary academic program graduates readiness in meeting the needs and requirements of safety program management within the aviation and aerospace industry.
The definitive introduction to the study of leadership, covering key theories and issues whilst examining leadership practice through a range of distinctive case study examples chosen to challenge the common misconception of leadership being only for the 'great and good'.
Conductometric method for metal-complex study is well established area of research-work for many chemists because of its various advantages such as low cost method, eco-friendly, less time consuming, proper thermodynamic calculation with different parameter and most importantly easy to operate. Chemistry is expanding its wings day by day and numerous reactions are developed but basic research on thermodynamic study like enthalpy, entropy, gibbs free energy and many more are still lacking. In upcoming years, this would be equally important for researchers to study all physical parameters for organic reaction and conductometric method will be essential tool for them to overcome these complications.This book emphasis on literature review on Thermodynamic properties by conductometric titration which is very fundamental tool for physical parameter.
Despite the opportunities that the Business Processing Outsourcing and Offshoring (BPO&O) industry offers to South Africa in terms of gainful employment opportunities and exporting services to developed countries, very little research has been done in the South African context. The objectives of the study were to identify the main trends, developments and patterns in the BPO&O sector and understand the policy and regulatory initiatives as well as the institutional arrangements used to promote the industry in South Africa. The case study also aimed to understand the implications for South Africa’s trade policy of the government’s desire to promote business processing services offshoring. The case study used the embedded mixed methods case study approach with quantitative data analysis embedded in qualitative analysis. Documentation and open ended- interviews were the main techniques used in collecting the data for analysis. Key participants for interviews were identified based on their expertise and experience in the BPO sector in South Africa using maximal variation sampling so that people with different perspectives on sector could be interviewed. The case study findings reveal
The intrauterine device (IUD) is the world's most widely used spacing method of reversible birth control. In India only 1.8% of married women of reproductive age use IUDs. It has many advantages and disadvantages. One of the main reasons that IUD is under utilized in India is that many health service providers and potential clients lack accurate, up to date information. It is often found that the advantages are understated, the disadvantages tend to be exaggerated and many myths and misconceptions are prevalent in the community and among the providers too. The high discontinuation rate is due to problems related to providers’ knowledge and skills leading to improper selection of clients, poor counseling and lack of follow up, all resulting in poor quality of services. Lot of potential common adverse effects is preventable if recommended norms are religiously followed. This study principally aims to assess quality of services with IUD insertion process as a whole and study whether and to what extent norms of selection, counseling and insertion techniques are practically followed. This study also aims to assess satisfaction level among the beneficiaries.
The genotyping results of this study suggest that type specific PCR evaluated in this study may reliably be used in genotyping studies of HCV. Both type specific PCR and serotyping has advantages and drawbacks. Serotyping assay have the advantages over molecular biology based typing methods only in terms of low cost, rapid test procedure and requirement of a few instruments that would be present in any clinical laboratory. However, ELISA is less sensitive and does not allow identification of HCV mixed infection and subtypes. Furthermore, the serotyping assay cannot differentiate between current and past HCV infection as the antibody remains in patient''s body for some time (from 2 years to 12 years) after the clearance of the virus. The type-specific PCR as used in this study is complex and demands great care and expertise for specificity but provides subtype and mixed infection information, in contrast to the serotyping assay. Detection of a mixed infection by a type-specific PCR is relatively frequent and should be interpreted with caution. In the nut shell, the type specific PCR is a convenient method.
The purpose of this exploratory case study was to explore U.S. federal government employee’s perceptions pertaining to government purchase card misuse and fraud. This case study attempted to provoke an awareness of the impact of government purchase card fraud on American taxpayer dollars and U.S. federal government agencies budget as well as to explore the preventive control of government purchase card misuse.
During recent decades schools in England have had to respond to a plethora of innovations aimed at ‘raising standards’. In the UK, the education policy agenda has manifested itself in a series of education reforms across the entire school sector, beginning with the Educational Reform Act of 1988. This book reports on a small case study focusing on the feasibility of applying the business model, lean six sigma, in supporting school improvement. The case study has a particular emphasis on improving the attainment and achievement of a vulnerable group.
These 101 questions, including twenty-five case studies, will challenge you to master the essential aspects of successful trading. Be sure to work through this companion volume to Entries & Exits: Visits to Sixteen Trading Rooms before you risk a dollar in the markets. Each of the seven chapters in this Study Guide for Entries & Exits—Organization, Psychology, Markets, Trading Tactics, Money Management & Record-Keeping, Case Studies, and Traders Speak—covers a major area of trading. Every chapter includes a rating scale, allowing you to measure your competence level. Now, you can discover and fill dangerous gaps in your knowledge without risking any money. The comments in the back of the book provide detailed explanations of the right and wrong answers to the multiple-choice questions. A large number of those questions and the case histories in this Study Guide were contributed by the traders interviewed in Entries & Exits, combining both books into a single, powerful tool for developing effective trading skills. Use Dr. Elder's Study Guide together with Entries & Exits to learn how to make the most of market opportunities.
Acoustic Jurisprudence provides the first detailed study of the trial of Simon Bikindi, who was convicted by the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda of inciting genocide with his songs. Using Bikindi as a case study, the book develops the many relations between law and sound, and the importance of sound in legal practice more widely.
Two problems in the study of elastic filaments are considered. First, a reliable numerical algorithm is developed that can determine the shape of a static elastic rod under a variety of conditions. In this algorithm the governing equations are written entirely in terms of local coordinates and are discretized using finite differences. The algorithm is seen to have significant advantages. In the second problem a model is presented describing the dynamics of an elastic tube conveying a fluid. A study into the effect of the fluid on the twist-to- writhe instability is given. A linear stability analysis demonstrates that for an infinite rod the twist-to-writhe threshold is lowered by the presence of a fluid flow. It is shown that for finite length tubes the bifurcation threshold depends delicately on the length of the tube and that it can be either raised or lowered relative to the fluid-free case.
The case study was written to be used as a teaching case study in the context of Human Resources, Business Sustainability and Corporate Social Investment. The effectiveness and viability of the Kuyasa / Rhodes partnership will highlight acceptance and or non acceptance of people with disability by the non-disabled workforce. This case study will highlight CSI linkages that lead to staff retention, higher job satisfaction, lower turnover of staff, enhanced community engagement, creating opportunities that accommodate people with special needs, developing models that can be replicated in other organisations, creating additional opportunities for existing staff. Metcalf (2008:61) suggests that organisations need to ensure that the leadership and organisation culture within organisations is appropriate to engage staff with disabilities and non-disabled staff, and that their most senior managers demonstrate their commitment to develop, and help others develop, in the same way. The Kuyasa Rhodes Partnership may have started off as a Retention Strategy, however has given rise to a social initiative that can be replicated in other enabling organisations.
Guiding FFICM and EDIC exam candidates through the intensive care medicine curriculum, this book provides 48 case studies mapped to eight key areas of study in the UK and European syllabuses. Cases include clinical vignettes, explanations and a list of key learning points, while also being formatted along the structure of FICM case reports. Key clinical management points are identified and linked to appropriate scientific or evidence-based research and case studies chosen reflect a general population relevant to a worldwide readership. Conditions covered are significant to large areas of clinical practice as well as more discrete specialist knowledge, making this an essential study guide for trainees preparing for exams in intensive care medicine and also a useful learning tool for candidates in related disciplines such as anaesthesia (FRCA), emergency medicine (MCEM) and surgery (MRCS).
Maped Циркуль Study с грифелем Высококачественный металлический циркуль Study с механическим карандашом, инновационным дизайном и расцветкой. Располагается в пенале со сдвигающейся крышкой. В комплект входит: запасной грифель, упакованный в пластиковый футляр. Цвет: серый, розовый, салатовый