Journal of
Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics
 



ISSN: 1690-4524 (Online)


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Exploration of Acquisition Based Dynamic Capabilities Underpinning a Reinvention of Business Models in Technology-Related M&A Process
Andrejs Cirjevskis
(pages: 1-6)

Hurricane Irma 2017: Relationships with Lightning, Gravity, and Earthquakes
Bruce Leybourne
(pages: 7-13)

Different Methodologies in Treating Uncertainty (Invited Paper)
Areeg Abdalla
(pages: 14-19)

Extension to the Technology Acceptance Model (TAM): For Elderly
Sandra-Dinora Orantes-Jiménez, María-Elena Reyes-Castellanos, Guohua Sun
(pages: 20-27)

A Tale of Interdisciplinary Studies: Communication Systems Engineering
Ran Giladi
(pages: 28-33)

An Educational Framework for Decision-Making and Problem-Solving
Ariyoshi Kusumi, Kayoko Kobayashi
(pages: 34-38)

The Equilibrium and Risk Analysis of Internet Finance under Social Networks Influence
Chuanmin Mi, Qing Zhang, Ching-Torng Lin
(pages: 39-43)

Automating Open Source Software License Information Generation in Software Projects
Sergius Dyck, Daniel Haferkorn, Christian Kerth, André Schoebel
(pages: 44-49)

Methodology for GIS-Based Assessment of Rural School Transport Routes in Espírito Santo, Brazil
Marcelo Franco Porto, Nilson Tadeu Ramos Nunes, Raphael Bruno Alves Teixeira, Patrícia Baracho Porto, Lucas Vinícius Ribeiro Alves, Renata Maria Abrantes Baracho
(pages: 50-54)

Ethnography with Intercultural Competence and Visual Thinking for Real Life Problem Solving
Sukjin Kang, Seungryul Lee
(pages: 55-57)

Spatialization of Medical Care in the Private Network of the Metropolitan Region of Belo Horizonte (Brazil) from 2007 to 2016
Carlos Miguel Freire Silva, Leônidas Conceição Barroso
(pages: 58-63)

Broadband Enabled Fabric for Public Libraries in Canada
Mirza Kamaludeen, Salam Ismaeel, Franca Petrocelli, Carm Scarfo, Soussan Tabari
(pages: 64-69)

IT Strategies for Globalization Impact in de the SMEs (Aguascalientes Mexico Case)
Jesús Salvador Vivanco, Ma. del Carmen Martínez
(pages: 70-73)

Health Wellness Monitoring Using the Scaling Exponent: A Heartbeat Interval Time Series Analysis
Toru Yazawa, Hiroyuki Kitajima
(pages: 74-80)

Assignment of Resources in Distributed Systems
David L. La Red Martínez, Julio C. Acosta, Federico Agostini
(pages: 81-87)


 

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Numerical Hybrid Simulation Modeling Verification for a Curved 3-Pier Bridge (Investigation of Combined Actions on Reinforced Concrete Bridge Piers (CABER) Project)

Adel Abdelnaby, Thomas Frankie, Billie Spencer, Amr S. Elnashai


Reinforced concrete bridge piers are subjected to complex loading conditions under earthquake ground motions. Bridge geometric irregularities and asymmetries result in combined actions imposed on the piers as a combination of displacements and rotations in all six degrees of freedom at the pier-deck juncture. Existing analytical tools have proven their inadequacy in representing the actual behavior of piers under these combined actions, particularly in their inelastic range. The objective of this investigation is to develop a fundamental understanding of the effects of these combined actions on the performance of RC piers and the resulting system response. This paper describes a part of the CABER project that verifies the numerical hybrid simulation of the curved bridge. In this part two models were introduced, a whole model and a sub-structured hybrid model. The whole model was established using the Zeus-NL analysis platform, which is capable of performing inelastic nonlinear response history analysis of the whole curved bridge. The hybrid model was divided into three modules which comprised the deck, left and right piers, and the middle pier of the bridge. The three modules were modeled by Zeus-NL as a static analysis module interface. The simulation coordinator (SimCor) software was utilized to communicate between these modules using a Pseudo-Dynamic time integration scheme. Results obtained from both models were compared and conclusions were drawn.

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