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  • Limit Risk and Enhance Balance Testing Ease with New White Paper

    Upgrade balance testing security and compliance with WeightLink, an innovative tracking system that assigns unique, scannable identifiers to each weight. Learn how quick weight identification and automated data gathering enhance balance testing by downloading our free white paper as part of METTLER TOLEDO's 2016 e-calendar. Adjustment and testing of lab balances can ...


    By Mettler - Toledo Int. Inc

  • New White Paper Describes How Verified Weight Identification Leads to Secure Traceable Balance Testing

    "Secure Traceability in Balance Testing - With Verified Weight Identification", the new White Paper from METTLER TOLEDO, explains how data entry errors and weight mix-ups can be avoided. WeightLink allows fast, secure balance testing with verified weight identification. Weights are the most important and most frequently used test equipment for the testing of balances. A ...


    By Mettler - Toledo Int. Inc

  • Walking the Talk: WRI uses fiber analysis to test office paper products

    Here at WRI, we are constantly working to understand and minimize the environmental impacts of our work. Using research and expertise from around the Institute to guide us, WRI is committed to limiting the resources we use and purchasing products ...

  • Nominal exchange rate neutrality: the case of Australia

    This study uses quarterly macroeconomic data over the period of 1984-2003 along with a seven-variable structural vector autoregression model to investigate the nominal exchange rate neutrality hypothesis for the case of Australia. Impulse response functions and variance decompositions are generated for four different variations of the model for empirically testing the hypothesis. Empirical ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • An insight into semantic similarity aspects using WordNet

    Semantic similarity is becoming a generic issue in variety of applications in areas of information retrieval, computational linguistic and AI, both in the academia and industry. Examples include: computing semantic similarity, word sense disambiguation, text segmentation, multimodal document retrieval, image retrieval, etc. However, semantic similarity measures have been used showing mixed ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Real-life classroom scenario of m-learning improvements using features of Massive Multiplayer Online Games and instructional design

    We have developed a prototype system of integrating immersive elements from Massive Multiplayer Online Games (MMOG) and systematic principles of Instructional Design (ID) Methodology into Mobile learning (m-learning), in order to counter m-learning's preceding problems of low motivational level towards learning and weak standards to deliver the learning environment. Experiments were conducted on ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • A hierarchically defined fault pattern generator using genetic algorithm

    Test generation using fault algorithms is a complex procedure. This paper presents a hierarchical approach for test vector generation, which searches for a compact set of test patterns, in an otherwise large search space. Genetic algorithms (GAs) have been effective in solving many search and optimisation problems. Since test generation is a search process over a large vector space, it is an ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Enhancing innovation: the role of idea markets in evaluating ideas

    Undoubtedly, innovation is a key driver of industrial and firm competitiveness, as it is one of main sources of achieving a sustainable competitive advantage (Damanpour, 1991; Damanpour and Gopalakrishnan, 2001). Literature views collaboration and common innovation infrastructure as the most important triggers of innovation and creativity (Damanpour, 1991). The process of idea management includes ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • State-of-the-art applications of the pull-off test in civil engineering

    In 1974, the concept of using pull-off test as a means of predicting the compressive strength of concrete was patented in the UK by Professor Long at Queen's University Belfast. Initially, the pull-off test was developed primarily aiming at unplanned in-situ strength determination. It was found later also particularly suited for assessment of bond strength of repairs. This test has now been ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • The impact of population growth on Human Development Index: a comparative analysis of Middle Eastern countries

    This paper tests the growth of population on the determinants of Human Development Index (HDI). The HDI is a composite index constructed from measures of life expectancy, education and per capita income. This paper reviews the literature on population growth and using those arguments tries to find any link between population growth and HDI for Middle Eastern countries. Implications for policy ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Testing weighted splitting schemes on a one-column transport-chemistry model

    In many transport-chemistry models, a huge system of one-dimensional equations of the advection-diffusion-reaction type has to be integrated in time. Typically, this is done with the help of operator splitting. Operator splitting is attractive for complex large-scale transport-chemistry models because it can handle different processes separately in different parts of the computer program. ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Evaluation of Static Capacity of Deep Foundations from Statnamic Testing

    A new method of load testing, called statnamic, is evaluated with respect to conventional methods of static load testing. Case histories are examined that provide a basis for comparison of static capacity as estimated from statnamic measurements with that of conventional load-deflection measurements. When evaluated using the simple procedure proposed by Middendorp, the statnamic method is shown ...


    By ASTM International

  • Effect of Short Duration of Load increment on the Compressibility of Soils

    This study concerns the effect of duration of load increment (up to 24 h) on the consolidation properties of expansive black cotton soil (liquid limit = 81%) and nonexpansive kaolinite (liquid limit = 49%). It indicates that the amount and rate of compression are not noticeably affected by the duration of loading for a standard sample of 25 mm in height and 76.2 mm in diameter with double ...


    By ASTM International

  • A Method for Interpretation of Plate Load Test Results

    The selection of allowable pressure is one of the major problems in the foundation design process. Plate load tests are considered the most reliable sources for the determination of that parameter. This paper addresses the interpretation technique of plate load test results accepted in Eastern Europe/CIS (former USSR). The “four-point” method of the proportionality limit evaluation for a plate ...


    By ASTM International

  • Model Studies of Pressuremeter Testing in Soft Rock

    In order to simulate pressuremeter testing in soft rock, a series of detailed model tests were undertaken under carefully controlled conditions in the laboratory. The technique employed made use of a modified triaxial cell in which thick walled cylindrical specimens of a synthetic soft rock, subjected to constant external confining pressures, were tested to failure. Pressure was applied in ...


    By ASTM International

  • Uniaxial Tension Tests on Cement-Stabilized Granular Materials

    This paper presents details of tests to evaluate the suitability of a double scissor friction grip system, initially developed for conventional concrete, for determining uniaxial tensile strength of cement-stabilized granular materials suitable for use in roadbase construction. The system is examined in terms of the variability of the results, the significance of fracture location, and the ...


    By ASTM International

  • Apparatus and Procedures for a Railroad Ballast Plate Index Test

    A small field plate bearing test was developed in response to a need for a method for measuring the physical state of railroad ballast. The recommended apparatus and procedures for this test are described in this paper. They evolved from a laboratory investigation of the variables influencing the test and field experience at a variety of track ...


    By ASTM International

  • Normalized Deformation Parameters for Kaolin

    This paper presents the results of a series of tests in which undrained and drained strength and deformation parameters are normalized with respect to initial vertical effective strain and related to overconsolidation ratio. The validity of the normalization procedure is demonstrated by the agreement between normalized parameters derived from tests performed at different consolidation ...


    By ASTM International

  • Railroad Ballast Density Measurement

    Because existing methods were unsuitable for measuring the in-situ density of railroad ballast, studies were conducted to develop a new technique. A laboratory investigation was made of the various factors affecting the measurement of density in railroad ballast, which typically is composed of open-graded and coarse-grained aggregates. An approach employing water replacement in a lined hole was ...


    By ASTM International

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