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Jung H.,Yonsei University | Kim D.,Ulsan College | Kim H.,Yonsei University
Applied Surface Science | Year: 2014

The electrical and chemical properties of low pressure chemical vapor deposition (LP-CVD) Ga doped ZnO (ZnO:Ga) films were systematically investigated using Hall measurement and X-ray photoemission spectroscopy (XPS). Diethylzinc (DEZ) and O2 gas were used as precursor and reactant gas, respectively, and trimethyl gallium (TMGa) was used as a Ga doping source. Initially, the electrical properties of undoped LP-CVD ZnO films depending on the partial pressure of DEZ and O2 ratio were investigated using X-ray diffraction (XRD) by changing partial pressure of DEZ from 40 to 140 mTorr and that of O2 from 40 to 80 mTorr. The resistivity was reduced by Ga doping from 7.24 × 10-3 Ω cm for undoped ZnO to 2.05 × 10-3 Ω cm for Ga doped ZnO at the TMG pressure of 8 mTorr. The change of electric properties of Ga doped ZnO with varying the amount of Ga dopants was systematically discussed based on the structural crystallinity and chemical bonding configuration, analyzed by XRD and XPS, respectively. © 2014 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

Hong C.,Ulsan College | Shin K.-K.,Agency for Defense Development
Journal of Sound and Vibration | Year: 2010

This paper investigates a modeling technique of wall pressure fluctuations (WPF) due to turbulent boundary layer flows on a surface for finite element structural analysis. This study is motivated by critical issues of structural vibrations due to turbulent WPF over the surface of a body. The WPFs are characterized with random behavior in time and space. The temporal and spatial random behavior of the WPFs is mathematically expressed in the form of the auto- and cross-power spectral density functions (PSDF) in the frequency domain (e.g., Corcos Model). For finite element modeling of the random distributed fluctuations, the cross-PSDF is properly modeled over the finite element structural mesh. The quality of modeling of the cross-PSDF is directly affected by the structural mesh size. We first examine the maximum mesh size required for reliable finite element analysis. The reliability of the FEA results is confirmed by the theoretical results. It is found that the maximum mesh size should be determined under consideration of the spatial distribution of the cross-PSDF in addition to the representation of dynamic behavior of the structure in the frequency range of interest. It is also recognized that the requirement of the maximum mesh size is unrealistic in many practical cases. We then investigate practical modeling schemes under a realistic mesh size condition. We found that the WPF can be modeled without the exact consideration of cross-correlation if the power due to the wall pressure fluctuation can be properly compensated. This is owing to the feature of decreasing the crosscorrelation of WPFs at high frequencies and the fact that the WPF does weakly couple into the structural modes at high wavenumbers such that 2πf/Uc < kmax. The wall pressure fluctuations can therefore be modeled as uncorrelated loadings with power compensations. © 2009 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

Kim W.H.,Ulsan College | Park E.Y.,Jeonju University
Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology | Year: 2011

Aim: This study examined the causal relation between spasticity, weakness, gross motor function, and functional outcome (expressed as activity limitation) in children with cerebral palsy (CP) and tested models of functional outcome mediated by gross motor function. Method: Eighty-one children (50 males, 31 females) with CP were recruited for this cross-sectional study. Their mean age was 10 years 4 months (SD 1y 9mo). Strength was assessed using the Manual Muscle Test. Spasticity was assessed by the Modified Ashworth Scale. The Gross Motor Function Measure assessed gross motor function. The Functional Skills domain of the Pediatric Evaluation of Disability Inventory assessed functional outcome. Twenty-eight children (34.6%) had quadriplegia, 44 children (54.3%) had diplegia, and nine children (11.1%) had hemiplegia. Children were classified using the Gross Motor Function Classification System with 14 (17.3%) in level I, 9 (11.1%) in level II, 13 (16.0%) in level III, 5 (6.2%) in level IV, and 40 (49.4%) in level V. Results: The proposed path model showed good fit indices. The direct effects were significant between spasticity and gross motor function (β=-0.339), between strength and gross motor function (β=0.447), and between gross motor function and functional outcome (β=0.708). Spasticity had a significant negative indirect effect (β=-0.240) and strength had a significant positive indirect effect (β=0.317) on functional outcome through effects on gross motor function. Interpretation: Activity-based rather than impairment-based intervention is more important for reducing activity limitation in children with CP. The study established a base from which researchers can further develop a causal model between motor impairments and functional outcome. © The Authors. Journal compilation © Mac Keith Press 2010.

Lee K.,Ulsan College | Yoo H.,University of Ulsan | Levermore G.J.,University of Manchester
Renewable Energy | Year: 2013

The measured data of global solar irradiation on a horizontal surface, the number of bright sunshine hours, and the amount of cloud cover for major cities of South Korea, during the period (1986-2005) are analyzed. Quality controls tests were carried out to eliminate spurious data and inaccurate measurements resulting from the cosine response error of the pyranometers. Accordingly, in six locations of South Korea where hourly global solar irradiation is currently measured, the hourly global solar irradiation was calculated using two Sunshine Fraction Radiation Model (SFRM) and a Cloud Cover Radiation Model (CRM), were compared and analyzed. Data for Ulsan, where hourly global solar irradiation is not currently measured, can be calculated from the data of the six other locations. The total solar irradiation on horizontal surfaces is separated into the beam and diffuses components. Empirical correlations for estimating the diffuse solar irradiation incident on horizontal surfaces have been proposed. The purpose of our work consists of predicting the solar irradiation on inclined surfaces based on horizontal measurements. To reach this goal, two studies were performed. They consisted of quantifying the accuracy of various well-known models. The first type of models calculated diffuse horizontal irradiations from global ones and the second type computed global irradiations on inclined planes from diffuse and global components on a horizontal surface. The proposed model can provide an alternative to building designers in estimating the solar irradiation on inclined surfaces where only the horizontal measurements are available. © 2013.

Shin C.,Pusan National University | Hong C.,Ulsan College | Jeong W.B.,Pusan National University
Journal of Sound and Vibration | Year: 2012

In this study, the active vibration control of clampedclamped beams using the acceleration feedback (AF) controller with a sensor/moment pair actuator configuration is investigated. The sensor/moment pair actuator is a non-collocated configuration, and it is the main source of instability in the direct velocity feedback control system. First, the AF controller with non-collocated sensor/moment pair actuator is numerically implemented for a clampedclamped beam. Then, to characterize and solve the instability problem of the AF controller, a parametric study is conducted. The design parameters (gain and damping ratio) are found to have significant effects on the stability and performance of the AF controller. Next, based on the characteristics of AF controllers, a multimode controllable single-input single-output (SISO) AF controller is considered. Three AF controllers are connected in parallel with the SISO architecture. Each controller is tuned to a different mode (in this case, the second, third and fourth modes). The design parameters are determined on the basis of the parametric study. The multimode AF controller with the selected design parameters has good stability and a high gain margin. Moreover, it reduces the vibration significantly. The vibration levels at the tuned modes are reduced by about 12 dB. Finally, the performance of the AF controller is verified by conducting an experiment. The vibration level of each controlled mode can be reduced by about 12 dB and this value is almost same as the theoretical result. © 2011 Elsevier Ltd All rights reserved.

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