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Ton Duc Thang University | Date: 2015-08-17

A method and a computer software program for operating a smart home system including a sensor electrically coupled to each device, a central processing unit (CPU), and a data storage is disclosed that includes the steps of receiving attributes of a user, calculating a distance between the user and a device, performing a distance analysis, forming a habitual usage profile using a sequence pattern data mining algorithm, and sending a habitual usage command in accordance with said habitual usage profile.


Patent
Ton Duc Thang University | Date: 2015-08-17

A smart home system is disclosed which comprises a central camera system; a voice IP unit; a user identification system; a behavioral pattern data server; a plurality of sensors electrically coupled to operate each device based on the distance analysis with respect to each user; a central processing unit; a habit learning unit configured to analyze, interpret, and form a habitual usage profile for each user; and a central switching unit configured to operate each device following instructions from the central processing unit and the habit learning unit.


Nguyen T.T.,Ton Duc Thang University | Vo D.N.,Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology
International Journal of Electrical Power and Energy Systems | Year: 2015

This paper proposes a modified cuckoo search algorithm (MCSA) for solving short-term hydrothermal scheduling (HTS) problem. The considered HTS problem in this paper is to minimize total cost of thermal generators with valve point loading effects satisfying power balance constraint, water availability, and generator operating limits. The MCSA method is based on the conventional CSA method with modifications to enhance its search ability. In the MCSA, the eggs are first sorted in the descending order of their fitness function value and then classified in two groups where the eggs with low fitness function value are put in the top egg group and the other ones are put in the abandoned one. The abandoned group, the step size of the Lévy flight in CSA will change with the number of iterations to promote more localized searching when the eggs are getting closer to the optimal solution. On the other hand, there will be an information exchange between two eggs in the top egg group to speed up the search process of the eggs. The proposed MCSA method has been tested on different systems and the obtained results are compared to those from other methods available in the literature. The result comparison has indicated that the proposed method can obtain higher quality solutions than many other methods. Therefore, the proposed MCSA can be a new efficient method for solving short-term fixed-head hydrothermal scheduling problems. © 2014 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.


Nguyen-Truong H.T.,Ton Duc Thang University
Journal of Physical Chemistry C | Year: 2015

We derive an analytical formula for the electron inelastic mean free path (IMFP) from its definition within the dielectric formalism. The parameters in this formula are determined solely by the optical energy-loss function of the material of interest. This formula is valid for electrons of energy larger than 500 eV, including relativistic electrons. © 2015 American Chemical Society.


In this paper the interval-valued second-order differential equations under generalized Hukuhara differentiability (ISDEs) are introduced. Under suitable conditions we obtain the existence and uniqueness results of solutions to ISDEs. To prove this assertion we use idea of contraction principle and successive approximations. Furthermore, we use the method based on properties of linear transformations (LTM) to find the explicit solution of initial value problem for linear second-order differential equation with interval-valued forcing function and with interval initial values (IIVP). We apply the linear transformations method to two example problems including a vibrating mass and an electrical circuit. Finally, the method based on the analysis of a solution to real-valued second-order differential equation is investigated to solve interval-valued second-order differential equations with interval-valued coefficients, interval-valued forcing function and interval initial values. Some examples are presented to illustrate applicability of the proposed method. © 2015 Elsevier Inc.


Nguyen-Truong H.T.,Ton Duc Thang University
Applied Physics Letters | Year: 2016

We show that the dielectric approach can determine electron inelastic mean free paths in materials with an accuracy equivalent to those from first-principle calculations in the GW approximation of many-body theory. The present approach is an alternative for calculating the hot-electron lifetime, which is an important quantity in ultrafast electron dynamics. This approach, applied here to solid copper for electron energies below 100 eV, yields results in agreement with experimental data from time-resolved two-photon photoemission, angle-resolved photoelectron spectroscopy, and X-ray absorption fine structure measurements in the energy ranges 2-3.5, 10-15, and 60-100 eV, respectively. © 2016 Author(s).


Nguyen-Xuan H.,University of Science | Thai C.H.,Ton Duc Thang University | Nguyen-Thoi T.,University of Science
Composites Part B: Engineering | Year: 2013

We present in this paper a simple and effective formulation based on a fifth-order shear deformation theory (FiSDT) in combination with isogeometric finite element analysis (IGA) for composite sandwich plates. The FiSDT yields non-linear distribution of the transverse shear stresses through the plate thickness and ensures a prior tangential stress-free boundary condition. The IGA uses same basis functions, namely B-splines or non-uniform rational B-splines (NURBS), for preserving the precisely geometric representation and providing the numerical solution. It enables to achieve easily the smoothness with arbitrary continuity order and in the present method the C1-continuity requirement of higher order shear deformation models is fulfilled. The static, dynamic and buckling analysis of rectangular and circular plates is investigated for different boundary conditions. Numerical examples are given to show high accuracy of the proposed method. © 2013 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.


Nguyen V.P.,Ton Duc Thang University | Nguyen-Xuan H.,Ton Duc Thang University
Composite Structures | Year: 2013

Finite element analysis of the delamination process in delaminated composites is addressed using high order Bézier elements relied on the Bernstein polynomials which are commonly used in Computer Aided Design. Laminae of a composite laminate are modeled with two dimensional Bézier elements. Zero-thickness cohesive elements, which are inserted along the interface in between the laminae to model the interface cracking, employ the high order univariate Bernstein basis functions. Quadratic, cubic and quartic Bernstein basis functions are examined. An open source pre-processing code is presented to generate Bézier meshes and interface elements. Implementation of a simple yet highly efficient arc-length solver which is able to trace equilibrium paths having multiple snap-backs is given. Numerical examples are presented for the analyses of benchmark composite delamination problems which include the double cantilever beam, the end notch flexure and the mixed mode bending tests. Additionally multiple delamination analysis of a composite specimen is also presented. Additionally multiple delamination analysis of a composite specimen is also investigated. For all given examples, the highly efficient performance of the proposed formulation is found. © 2013 Elsevier Ltd.


Patent
Ton Duc Thang University | Date: 2015-05-24

A method and apparatus for lifting a patient is disclosed to include a base with wheels on the back side and casters on the front side; a pair of extendable legs extended or withdrawn from the frontal side of the base to maintain balance when lifting a patient; vertical masts connected to a three-prong hanger; three durable cables used with a sling assembly to lift the patient; a foldable chair provides temporary rest for the patient on the patient lift; and a control panel having a micro-controller for remotely controlling the patient lift.


Patent
Ton Duc Thang University | Date: 2014-12-26

A method and apparatus for lifting a patient is disclosed to include a base with wheels on the back side and casters on the front side; a pair of extendable legs extended or withdrawn from the frontal side of the base to maintain balance when lifting a patient; vertical masts connected to a three-prong hanger; three durable cables used with a sling assembly to lift the patient; a foldable chair provides temporary rest for the patient on the patient lift; and a control panel having a micro-controller for remotely controlling the patient lift.

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