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The collaborative product development is essential for companies to increase the innovation degree of their products. Companies must follow the critical success factors (CSF) in order to achieve the expected results. There is a set of papers that identified critical success factors (CSF) for collaborative projects; however, there is no paper verifying those factors in Brazil, especially in the Agricultural Machinery Industry. This article aims to verify whether the CSFs identified in the literature could be used in this context. A bibliographical review was carried out to identify a CSF list. After that, a single case study was developed, using the project as unit of analysis. Two successful and collaborative projects were evaluated. The results described new CSFs and reinforced others, as factors related to relationship equality and universality. Source


The Quadrilátero Ferrífero region, in the State of Minas Gerais, became internationally known due to the exploitation of gold in the eighteenth century. In this paper, we will present background values for arsenic in alluvial sediments from areas that were heavily affected by the exploitation of gold in the past, in the Carmo River Basin. The analyses of the facies succession of the alluvial profiles were carried out in the sedimentary deposits of flood plains, cutbank and alluvial terraces; this being the foundation for obtaining the arsenic background in the facies of the channel and flood plains. From the knowledge of the background obtained by the statistical method, and based on the construction of cumulative frequency curves on a linear scale, geochemical maps were generated in the SIG system. The acquisition of the background values and the geochemical map for arsenic in the Carmo River Basin, representing areas with anomalous concentrations of this element, are essential for the diagnosis and environmental planning of a mining district potentially contaminated by arsenic. Source


Suassuna J.F.,Federal University of Campina Grande | Fernandes P.D.,Bairro University | do Nascimento R.,Federal University of Campina Grande | de Oliveira A.C.M.,FATEC | And 2 more authors.
Revista Brasileira de Engenharia Agricola e Ambiental | Year: 2012

Knowing the importance of the rootstocks for the success of the citrus crop and its influence on tolerance to stress factors, this study was conducted in order to evaluate tolerance of citrus rootstocks to water stress studying two factors: water management ('without stress' and 'under stress' and in this latter case, the irrigation was based on 50 and 25% moisture of field capacity) and rootstocks factor (10 citrus genotypes provided by Citrus Breeding Program of Embrapa Cassava and Tropical Fruits). A randomized block design was adopted with three replications and 15 plants per plot. Shoot, leaves, stem, root and total dry mass, root/shoot ratio, leaf weight ratio and relative yield were evaluated. Water deficit reduced the total dry mass and increased the root/shoot ratio in some rootstocks. Leaf dry mass is the most sensible variable in citrus rootstocks under water deficit. 'TSKFL CTTR x-017' has a significant capacity of tolerance to drought, with promising potential for use in areas under drought conditions. Source


Silva J.R.V.,Syngenta | Da Silva A.C.,Sao Paulo State University | Pereira M.R.R.,FATEC | Martins D.,Sao Paulo State University
Engenharia Agricola | Year: 2016

Surfactant use in spray solutions has a major advantage of reducing droplet surface tension and increasing deposition. We aimed to evaluate droplet deposition on cattail plants (Typha subulata) using food coloring (Brilliant Blue - FD & C-1) as marker added to spray solution at two different growth stages: vegetative (4 leaves) and flowering (5 leaves). The treatments were arranged in a completely randomized design with four replications and five plants per plot (16.2-L tanks). Treatments consisted of adding into spray solutions Brilliant Blue alone (control), Brilliant Blue + 0.5% v/v Aterbane and Brilliant Blue + 0.01% v/v Silwet. Spraying was performed by a pressurized CO2 sprayer at 220 kPa using two Teejet XR 8002 nozzles at a spray volume of 200 L ha-1. We observed that surfactant addition provided uniform deposition of spray solution on T. subulata plants at both growth stages compared to treatments without surfactant. However, this product has not increased spray deposits on cattail leaves at both stages. Source


Sampaio J.C.,Sao Paulo State University | Da Silva Fernandes S.,IEF | Formiga J.K.,FATEC
Advances in the Astronautical Sciences | Year: 2013

A semi-analytical approach is proposed to study resonances effects on the orbital motion of artificial satellites or space debris orbiting the Earth. Applying successive Mathieu transformations, the order of dynamical system is reduced and the final system is solved by numerical integration. In the simplified dynamical model, we can choose the resonance to be considered as critical angle. Simulations are presented showing the variations of the orbital elements of bodies orbiting in the neighbourhood of the 2:1, 14:1 and 15:1 resonance condition. The half-width of the separatrix is calculated through a linearized model which describes the behavior of the dynamical system in a neighborhood of each critical angle. A semi-analytical approach is proposed to study resonances effects on the orbital motion of artificial satellites or space debris orbiting the Earth. Applying successive Mathieu transformations, the order of dynamical system is reduced and the final system is solved by numerical integration. In the simplified dynamical model, we can choose the resonance to be considered as critical angle. Simulations are presented showing the variations of the orbital elements of bodies orbiting in the neighbourhood of the 2:1, 14:1 and 15:1 resonance condition. The half-width of the separatrix is calculated through a linearized model which describes the behavior of the dynamical system in a neighborhood of each critical angle. © 2013 2013 California Institute of Technology. Source

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