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Sambalpur University is located at Sambalpur, India, in the Indian state of Odisha. Popularly known as Jyoti Vihar. It offers courses at the undergraduate and post-graduate levels. Governor of Odisha is the Chancellor of the university. The campus is located 15 km away from Sambalpur in Burla. Wikipedia.

Samal A.K.,Sambalpur University | Mall R.,Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur | Tripathy C.,Veer Surendra Sai University of Technology
Swarm and Evolutionary Computation | Year: 2014

Conventional methods for fault-tolerant scheduling of real-time tasks based on traditional heuristic approach offer poor performance and inefficient system utilization. The primary-backup (PB) approach is often used as a fault-tolerant scheduling technique to guarantee RT tasks to meet their deadline despite the presence of fault. We propose a novel scheduling algorithm using optimization approach based on genetic algorithm (GA) hybridized with knowledge from the real-time task scheduling domain for providing fault-tolerance (FT) in multiprocessor environment. Exhaustive simulation reveals that the new GA based primary-backup fault-tolerant scheduling (PBFTS) approach outperforms other fault-tolerant scheduling schemes in terms of system utilization and efficiency. © 2013 Elsevier B.V.

Khandpekar M.M.,Material Research Laboratory | Pati S.P.,Sambalpur University
Optics Communications | Year: 2010

Well defined transparent single crystals of α-glycine-sulpho-nitrate (GLSN) were obtained by slow evaporation of the solvent at room temperature. The new GLSN system crystallises in to orthorhombic symmetry with an indicative change in cell parameters depending upon the composition. CHNS, EDAX and proton NMR and carbon NMR analysis confirm the chemical units in the crystal. Comparative analysis of FTIR and laser Raman Spectra confirm the functional groups in the molecule. The TGA and DTA studies show presence of a transition anomaly at 413 K supported by resistivity and dielectric measurements. UV studies indicate wide transparency window with SWG conversion efficiency of 0.029 times of that of KDP material suggesting its use in optoelectronic devices. The crystal acts as a light sensor and exhibits light dependent nature indicative of conduction due of hydrogen ions with formation of space charge. The GSN crystal acts as a stable dielectric with a safe operating range of 300 volts/cm. © 2010 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

Pradhan D.K.,National Institute of Technology Rourkela | Behera B.,Sambalpur University | Das P.R.,Soa University
Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Electronics | Year: 2012

A polycrystalline ceramic with a new type of complex tungsten-bronze type structure, having a general formula K 2Ba 2Nd 2Ti 4Nb 4W 2O 30 has been prepared using a high temperature solid-state reaction route after optimizing the calcinations conditions on the basis of thermal analysis results. The material has been characterized by different experimental techniques. The formation of the compound has been confirmed using X-ray diffraction analysis. Dielectric properties (ε r and tanδ) of the compound as a function of temperature at different frequencies have been carried out. Temperature dependence of dielectric constant indicates the presence of ferroelectric phase transition well above the room temperature. Complex impedance spectroscopic analysis has been carried out as a function of frequency at different temperatures to establish some correlation between the microstructure and electrical properties of the material. The nature of frequency dependence of ac conductivity obeys the Jonscher's power law. The dc conductivity calculated from the ac conductivity spectrum shows the negative temperature coefficient of resistance behavior like a semiconductor. © Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2011.

Patel A.,Sambalpur University
Environmental Earth Sciences | Year: 2012

Mountain erosion mapping is one of the important aspects for monitoring environmental degradation. Global climate change coupled with human activities is eroding the mountain regions of the world at an alarming rate. The various types of erosion can be classified as water erosion, aeolian erosion, glaciered erosion, gravity erosion and man-made erosion. Tectonic activity also plays a major role towards mountain erosion. Soil erosion along with debris flow and rock falling not only causes loss of human life and property, but also affects the climatic condition of the mountain regions. Mountain erosion mitigation and protection methods include wire mesh fencing with inclusion of brush layers and brush mats on fascines, constructing check dams and slope benches and application of bioengineering works such as plantation and vegetation growth. This study consists of the global scenario with some of the state-of-the-art methods for mitigation and mappings of mountain erosion. The erosion in mountainous regions can be controlled with the help of suitable vegetation and plant growth, with installation of special bioengineered materials. However, public awareness is also considered as an important factor. Moreover, it is found that mapping the rate of erosion greatly helps to make proper action plan against the erosion process. © 2012 Springer-Verlag.

Dash S.,North Orissa University | Swain S.K.,Sambalpur University | Swain S.K.,North Orissa University
Carbohydrate Polymers | Year: 2013

Starch/silicon carbide (starch/SiC) bionanocomposites were synthesized by solution method using different wt% of silicon carbide with starch matrix. The interaction between starch and silicon carbide was studied by Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy. The structure of the bionanocomposites was investigated by X-ray diffraction (XRD) and field emission scanning electron microscope (FESEM). Thermal property of starch/SiC bionanocomposites was measured and a significant enhancement of thermal resistance was noticed. The oxygen barrier property of the composites was studied and a substantial reduction in permeability was observed as compared to the virgin starch. The reduction of oxygen permeability with enhancement of thermal stability of prepared bionanocomposites may enable the materials suitable for thermal resistant packaging and adhesive applications. © 2013 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

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