The National Taiwan University of Science and Technology , commonly referred to as Taiwan Tech, is a public/national technological university located in Taipei, Taiwan. Taiwan Tech was established in 1974, as the first and the leading higher education institution of its kind within Taiwan's technical and vocational education system. The university is ranked 353 among world universities in the Times Higher Education-QS World University Rankings 2013.The university is also ranked 52 among Asian universities in the Times Higher Education-QS World University Rankings 2013. NTUST Taiwan was also ranked as Asia's 10th best institute in science and technology.Taiwan Tech enrolled 5,645 undergraduates and 4,744 graduate students, and employed 414 full-time faculties and about 318 staff members in 2013. The university’s 14 departments and 24 graduate programs are divided into the following 7 colleges, College of Engineering, College of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, School of Management, College of Design, College of Liberal Arts and Social science, College of Intellectual Property Studies, and Honors College.Taiwan Tech has five campuses, the Gongguan campus, located at 43 Keelung Rd, Sec. 4, situated in the south region of Taipei City, being the main campus covers an area of approximately 10 hectares, while the whole campuses cover up to 44.5 hectares. Wikipedia.
National Taiwan University of Science and Technology | Date: 2016-07-20
A sole cushioning module includes a contacting plate, a base plate, a connecting portion and a first spring leaf. The contacting plate abuts against a sole. The base plate and the contacting plate form a space. The connecting portion connects with the contacting plate and the base plate. The first spring leaf is located within the space. The first spring leaf connects with the base plate. The first spring leaf is curved and forms a first outer curved surface. A first region of the first outer curved surface abuts against the contacting plate. When the contacting plate moves towards the base plate, the contacting plate presses on the first outer curved surface. The first spring leaf deforms, and the first outer curved surface slides relative to the contacting plate. The first region shifts towards an end of the first spring leaf connecting with the base plate.
National Taiwan University of Science and Technology | Date: 2016-01-05
The disclosure provides a catalyst structure for electrolysis of water. The catalyst structure includes a ferric oxide support and a plurality of cobalt-containing compound catalysts. The plurality of cobalt-containing compound catalysts attach to a surface of the ferric oxide support. The disclosure also provides a method of forming a catalyst structure for electrolysis of water.
National Taiwan University of Science and Technology | Date: 2016-02-25
An adhesive composition is provided. The adhesive composition includes a solvent and a polyamic acid. The polyamic acid is represented by the following Formula I: in which A is pyrenyl, anthryl, benzo[a]pyrenyl, benzo[e]pyrenyl, naphtho[2,3-a]pyrenyl, dibenzo[a,e]pyrenyl, dibenzo[a,h]pyrenyl or naphthyl; n is 0 to 10; X is greater than 0 and less than 1.
National Taiwan University of Science and Technology | Date: 2015-11-05
A catalyst for a fuel cell and a manufacturing method thereof are provided. The manufacturing method includes the following steps. A first mixture is mixed with a solvent to form a mixture solution, wherein the first mixture includes a nitrogen-containing precursor, a sulfur-containing precursor, a non-noble metal-containing precursor, and a carbon support. The solvent in the mixture solution is removed to form a second mixture. A thermal treatment is performed on the second mixture.
Agency: Cordis | Branch: H2020 | Program: RIA | Phase: EEB-04-2016 | Award Amount: 5.12M | Year: 2016
The overall goal of the RE4-Project is to promote new technological solutions for the design and development of structural and non-structural pre-fabricated elements with high degree of recycled materials and reused structures from partial or total demolition of buildings. The developed technology will aim at energy efficient new construction and refurbishment, thus minimizing environmental impacts. The RE4-Project targets the demonstration of suitable design concepts and building elements produced from CDW in an industrial environment, considering perspective issues for the market uptake of the developed solutions. The technical activities will be supported by LCA and LCC analyses, certification and standardization procedures, demonstration activities, professional training, dissemination, commercialisation and exploitation strategy definition, business modelling and business plans. The overarching purpose is to develop a RE4-prefabricated energy-efficient building concept that can be easily assembled and disassembled for future reuse, containing up to 65% in weight of recycled materials from CDW (ranging from 50% for the medium replacement of the mineral fraction, up to 65% for insulating panels and concrete products with medium mineral replacement coupled with the geopolymer binder). The reusable structures will range from 15-20% for existing buildings to 80-90% for the RE4-prefabricated building concept.
Tsai H.-C.,National Taiwan University of Science and Technology
Information Sciences | Year: 2014
Swarm intelligence (SI) has generated growing interest in recent decades as an algorithm replicating biological and other natural systems. Several SI algorithms have been developed that replicate the behavior of honeybees. This study integrates two of these, the artificial bee colony (ABC) and bees algorithms (BA), into a hybrid ABC-BA algorithm. In ABC-BA, an agent can perform as an ABC agent in the ABC sub-swarm and/or a BA agent in the BA sub-swarm. Therefore, the ABC and BA formulations coexist within ABC-BA. Moreover, the population sizes of the ABC and BA sub-swarms vary stochastically based on the current best fitness values obtained by the sub-swarms. This paper conducts experiments on six constrained optimization problems (COPs) with equality or inequality constraints. In addressing equality constraints, this paper proposes using these constraints to determine function variables rather than directly converting them into inequality constraints, an approach that perfectly satisfies the equality constraints. Experimental results demonstrate that the performance of the ABC-BA approximates or exceeds the winner of either ABC or BA. Therefore, the ABC-BA is recommended as an alternative to ABC and BA for handling COPs. © 2013 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Hou H.-T.,National Taiwan University of Science and Technology
Computers and Education | Year: 2012
Massively multiple online role-playing games (MMORPGs) are very popular among students. Educational MMORPGs, however, are very rare, as are studies on gamers' behavioral patterns during such games. The current study is an empirical observation and analysis of the behavioral patterns of 100 gamers participating in an educational MMORPG called Talking Island ©. In our study, we recorded and summarized the gaming behaviors demonstrated by these participants over 335 days of observation from December 2009 to October 2010. We coded the recorded behaviors and conducted a frequency analysis, sequential analysis and cluster analysis to explore the behavioral distributions, behavioral-frequency transition and behavior-cluster patterns in the MMORPG. Gender differences in behavioral patterns were also compared and discussed. Based on the results, we discuss the potential and limitations of the game and provide suggestions for future research on and the development of educational MMORPGs. © 2012 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
National Taiwan University of Science and Technology | Date: 2016-05-24
An anode layer ion source includes a magnetic field generating member, an upper cathode electrode, a lower cathode electrode, a case member, and an anode electrode. The magnetic field generating member generates a magnetic field. The upper cathode electrode and the lower cathode respectively have two end members and form an opening there between. The two end members are two ends of the opening and guide the magnetic field to the opening, and the magnetic field in the openings is substantially parallel to the connection of two ends of the opening. The case member, the upper cathode electrode, and the lower cathode electrode form an accommodating cavity. The anode electrode is disposed in the accommodating cavity and generates an electric field to the opening. The electric field in the opening is substantially perpendicular to the magnetic field in the opening.
National Taiwan University of Science and Technology | Date: 2016-06-27
A non-contact method for detecting physiological signals and motion in real time comprises: sensing a portion of a human body to generate a series of image frames by an optical sensing element; determining a complexion region from each of the image frames; then calculating a central coordinate of the complexion region; determining a sample block by expanding a surrounding range from the central coordinate, for getting a complexion fluctuation waveform; comparing said central coordinate with a central coordinate of a later image frame, to calculate a displacement in a unit time for determining whether the portion of the human body is in a static state. In the static state, an operating unit performs noise filter and peak detecting for complexion fluctuation waveform, and calculates a physiological signal. Said method can reduce the amount of data required to be processed in physiological signal detection, and improve the accuracy of the detection.
National Taiwan University of Science and Technology | Date: 2016-08-10
An apparatus for processing a silicon ingot (10, 20, 30) is disclosed. The apparatus includes a main body (18, 28, 38) containing a reaction solution (12) and the silicon ingot (10, 20, 30) and a cutting catalyst element (11, 21, 31). The silicon ingot (10, 20, 30) includes at least two adjacent cutting peripheries (16, 26), and the at least two adjacent cutting peripheries (16, 26) define therebetween a silicon wafer (13). The cutting catalyst element (11, 21, 31) is disposed inside the main body (18, 28, 38), and contacting one of the at least two adjacent cutting peripheries (16, 26) to cut the silicon ingot (10, 20, 30).