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Jankovic R.,Union University of Serbia
Defence Science Journal | Year: 2011

Swarming is a tactical approach considered in modern armies combat activities conceptualisation. More intensive research of military application of swarming began after 2000, mostly in the areas of unmanned air, underwater, and ground vehicles, as well as in air force, navy and some special ground force units. In spite of relative inconveniences of contemporary main battle tanks to act as swarmers, some of initial results of the armoured mobile platforms swarming research have been presented. The motivation for the research is that adaptation of contemporary tanks for swarming could prolong their working life until the new generation comes, and could be the best investment in medium and smaller countries armies' modernisation. Brief survey of the till date research, description of the simulation model and the results of experiments simulating swarming of the battalion-sized group of armed mobile platforms, defending territory from superior adversary unit, have been considered in the paper. © 2011,DESIDOC.

Golic K.,Union University of Serbia | Kosoric V.,SEEEA D.o.o. | Furundzic A.K.,University of Belgrade
Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews | Year: 2011

The building sector, which accounts for about 40% of total energy consumption in Europe, offers various possibilities for achieving higher energy efficiency by introducing distributed RES. As 20% of total energy consumption in this sector is used for water heating, it follows that 8% of total energy in Europe is consumed for water heating purposes, which provides great opportunities for energy savings. Solar water heating systems (SWHSs) are a suitable technology for renewable energy source (RES) exploitation to be applied in residential building refurbishment that generate both fossil fuel savings and reductions in CO2 emissions. Due to its complexity, SWHS integration requires a comprehensive approach including consideration of the functional and aesthetic, energy performance, and economic and ecological aspects from conceptual design through to design realization. This article defines a general model of SWHS integration in residential building refurbishment. The model is divided into several basic phases in order to facilitate problem-solving and to enable the individual optimization processes for variant design. The phases are systematically analyzed and a proper procedure and/or methods are established to solve them. At the very beginning of the suggested problem-solving procedure, the measures 'Building Potential', P̃B, and 'Degree of Feasibility', pB, are first introduced in order to estimate the suitability of SWHS integration. A Multi-Criteria compromise ranking method, is recommended for a comprehensive evaluation of design variants and for the selection of the optimal SWHS integration Design Variant. The proposed general model is also applied for solving a real problem - namely, the integration of SWHS through the refurbishment of residential buildings in the suburb of "Konjarnik" in Belgrade, Serbia, which is one of the many that were built in Belgrade after the Second World War. © 2010 Elsevier Ltd.

Mastilovic S.,Union University of Serbia
Mathematics and Mechanics of Solids | Year: 2016

A series of molecular-dynamics simulations of the classic Taylor impact test is performed by using a flat-ended monocrystalline nanoscale projectile made of the Lennard-Jones two-dimensional solid. The nanoprojectile striking velocities range from 0.75 to 7 km/s. These atomistic simulations offer insight into nature of fragment distributions and evolution of state parameters. According to the simulation results, the cumulative distribution of fragment sizes in the course of this non-homogeneous fragmentation process for hypervelocity impacts appears to be well represented by the bimodal-exponential distribution commonly observed during high-energy uniform fragmentation events. For more moderate impact velocities, the cumulative distribution of fragment sizes, in addition to the bimodal-exponential part, exhibits a large-fragment tail. Temporal evolutions on instantaneous kinetic temperature, stress and strain invariants are presented and discussed. Scaling relations between temperature/temperature rate and kinematic rates of deformation are suggested. © 2014 SAGE Publications.

Radivojevic M.,Union University of Serbia
Photonic Network Communications | Year: 2010

Ethernet passive optical networks (EPONs) have been considered as the one of the most promising candidates for next-generation access networks. However, the EPON architecture although cost effective is bandwidth limited and quality of service (QoS) support is still a major concern. In this paper, we propose a cost-efficient wavelength division multiplexing (WDM) EPON architecture. We present two wavelength and bandwidth allocation algorithms with full QoS support to fulfill all requirements of new application and services in a converged triple play network. We analyze and compare the presented models and algorithms in terms of delay, jitter, queue occupancy, throughput and overall system performance. We conduct detailed simulation experiments to study the performance and validate the effectiveness of the proposed architecture and algorithms. © Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2010.

Mastilovic S.,Union University of Serbia
International Journal of Damage Mechanics | Year: 2011

This article illuminates some general features and provides elementary interpretations of the deformation, damage, and failure of brittle solids characterized by very low fracture energy. The dynamic response of these materials is determined to a large extent by stochastic and random factors. The investigation emphasis is on the moderate-to-extremely high rate range (10 s-1, 1 × 109 s-1), explored under practically identical in-plane stress conditions. The statistical approach is based on repeated particle dynamics simulations for different physical realizations of micromechanical disorder of a 2D brittle discrete system. The proposed strategy is computationally intensive, which necessitates simplicity of the laws governing the interparticular interaction. Based on the simulation results, an expression is proposed to model the mean tensile strength dependence on the strain rate. The linearity of the rate dependence of the stress-peak macroscopic response parameters is observed and discussed. © The Author(s), 2010.

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