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C-NORTA: A Rejection Procedure for Sampling from the Tail of Bivariate NORTA Distributions
We propose C-NORTA, an exact algorithm to generate random variates from the tail of a bivariate NORTA random vector. (A NORTA random vector is specified by a pair of marginals and a rank or product-moment correlation, and ...
Definitions of Interdisciplinary Research: Toward Graduate-Level Interdisciplinary Learning Outcomes
(Johns Hopkins Univ Press, 2010)
Combining the interdisciplinary studies (primarily humanities) literature with the content analysis of 129 successful National Science Foundation proposals written predominantly by science and engineering faculty members, ...
Race, Rigor, and Selectivity in US Engineering: The History of an Occupational Color Line
(Johns Hopkins Univ Press, 2011)
Flexural Capacity Prediction Method for an Open Web Joist Laterally Braced by a Standing Seam Roof System
(Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 2012-04-01)
A new strength prediction approach is presented for open web joists partially braced by a standing seam roof. The approach employs the existing AISC column curve to calculate top chord flexural buckling capacity using the ...
Fitting the Ph-t/M-t/s/c Time-Dependent Departure Process for Use in Tandem Queueing Networks
This paper considers time-dependent Ph-t/M-t/s/c queueing nodes and small tandem networks of such nodes. We examine characteristics of the departure processes from a multiserver queueing node; in particular, we focus on ...
Optimal Sampling Laws for Stochastically Constrained Simulation Optimization on Finite Sets
Consider the context of selecting an optimal system from among a finite set of competing systems, based on a "stochastic" objective function and subject to multiple "stochastic" constraints. In this context, we characterize ...
An Algorithm for Fast Generation of Bivariate Poisson Random Vectors
We present the "trivariate reduction extension" (TREx)-an exact algorithm for the fast generation of bivariate Poisson random vectors. Like the normal-to-anything (NORTA) procedure, TREx has two phases: a preprocessing ...
High Performance Graphene Oxide Based Rubber Composites
(Nature Publishing Group, 2013-08-01)
In this paper, graphene oxide/styrene-butadiene rubber (GO/SBR) composites with complete exfoliation of GO sheets were prepared by aqueous-phase mixing of GO colloid with SBR latex and a small loading of butadiene-styren ...
Advances in Watershed Management: Modeling, Monitoring, and Assessment
(American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, 2011)
This article introduces a special collection of nine articles that address a wide range of topics all related to improving the application of watershed management planning. The articles are grouped into two broadly defined ...
Recyclable Cellulose-Containing Magnetic Nanoparticles: Immobilization of Cellulose-Binding Module-Tagged Proteins and Synthetic Metabolon Featuring Substrate Channeling
(The Royal Society of Chemistry, 2013-07-01)
Easily recyclable cellulose-containing magnetic nanoparticles were developed for immobilizing family 3 cellulose-binding module (CBM)-tagged enzymes/proteins and a self-assembled three-enzyme complex called the synthetic ...