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Wang D.,Anhui Institute of Architecture and Industry
Advanced Materials Research | Year: 2011

Soil water characteristic curve is one of important topics of unsaturated soils. Pressure plate extractor and GDS unsaturated triaxial apparatus are used to study influencing factors including types of soils and net mean stress. Through method of least-squares, Fredlund five-parameter model were employed to fit soil-water characteristic curves. The results show that model provided a satisfactory fit to the experimental data. Through an analysis of influencing factors, we find that not only physical condition of samples but also external stress condition can affect the shape of soil water characteristic curve. Source


Wang S.-D.,Hefei University of Technology | Wang S.-D.,Hefei Electronic Engineering Institute | Zhou Y.-W.,South China University of Technology | Min J.,Anhui Institute of Architecture and Industry | Zhong Y.-G.,South China University of Technology
Computers and Industrial Engineering | Year: 2011

This paper considers cooperative advertising issues of a monopolistic manufacturer with competing duopolistic retailers. Four possible game structures (or power configurations), i.e., Stackelberg-Cournot, Stackelberg-Collusion, Nash-Cournot and Nash-Collusion, are discussed. Under each of four game structures, we develop a decision model for the three partners to design the optimal cooperative advertising policies. Through a comparison among the four models, we reveal how cooperative advertising policies and profits of all participants are affected by various competitive behaviors, and then determine whether the partners have any incentives to transit to a different structure. Also presented in the paper are a centralized decision model and a proposed cost-sharing contract, which is able to achieve perfect coordination of the considered channel, where the utility of risk preference is used to determine the fraction of local advertising costs shared by the manufacturer. © 2011 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. Source


Zhu X.,Anhui Institute of Architecture and Industry
Plasma Science and Technology | Year: 2010

For ion cyclotron resonance heating, the current on the antenna surface exists in a form of standing wave, and the phase of the poloidal current standing wave affects significantly on the performance of the coupling. In this paper, a coupling calculation is carried out based on a practical model for the loop antenna. The ion cyclotron wave coupling performance depends greatly on the antenna current propagation constant and the phase of standing wave. For a small antenna-current-propagation constant, the antenna coupling performance is more sensitive to a π/2 change in the phase of standing wave. Source


Mo L.,Nanjing University of Technology | Deng M.,Nanjing University of Technology | Wang A.,Nanjing University of Technology | Wang A.,Anhui Institute of Architecture and Industry
Cement and Concrete Composites | Year: 2012

Expansive additives are widely used to compensate the drying shrinkage of cement-based materials to avoid cracking. However, the expansion of conventional ettringite-bearing expansive additive depends strongly on wet curing and is mainly generated at early age, and hence it may not work well in concretes without sufficient water supply or exhibit long-term shrinkage. MgO-based expansive additive, for which less water is needed for the formation of Mg(OH) 2 in comparison to ettringite, was prepared and its compensating effect on the autogenous shrinkage and late age thermal shrinkage of Portland and fly ash cement pastes at low water-to-cement ratio was investigated. The tests were conducted under sealed condition, so that the moisture exchange with the environment was prevented. Results show that, even under the non-wet curing condition, the shrinkages of cement pastes can be compensated effectively. Microstructure analysis by scanning electron microscope indicates that the macro-expansion of cement pastes is probably caused by the locally restrained expansion of MEA due to the hydration of MgO. © 2011 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. Source


Ma Y.,Anhui Institute of Architecture and Industry
Advanced Materials Research | Year: 2012

Nanocrystalline diamond composite films were fabricated on the WC-Co substrates using a bias-enhanced hot filament CVD system. Methanol solution pretreatment method for removing the Co in surface of WC-Co substrates was put forward. The composite structure was achieved by regulating the concentration of Ar in a mixture of acetone and a hydrogen gases in different stages. The surface morphologies, nucleation density, diamond films and composition of the nanocrystalline diamond composite films were observed with different techniques. The results showed that the introduction of Ar increased the second nucleation of diamond grains which made the diamond grains finer. Nanocrystallie diamond film can be successfully grown on the microcrystalline diamond films. The two-layer structure has the advantages of good adhesive strength and low surface roughness. Because of nano effects, the hardness of composite films decreases. This is prone to be polished and reduces the work load significantly. It is of great importance for the wide application of diamond films in the precision machining fields. © (2012) Trans Tech Publications, Switzerland. Source

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