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Dynamic performance of RC beam-column substructures under the scenario of the loss of a corner column - experimental results
Six one-third scale reinforced concrete (RC) beam-column substructures, each with different design detail, span length and span aspect ratio, were designed and tested to investigate the dynamic load redistribution performance ...
Malaysia-Singapore energy cooperation : prospects and challenges
Singapore and Malaysia are considering sharing electricity. Will this pave the way for an ASEAN-wide electricity grid, or even cooperation in the supply of nuclear energy?
From copier to innovator? China’s ballistic missile modernisation
Notwithstanding the continuing veil of secrecy, Chinese ballistic strategic and tactical missile development is well into its third generation of modernisation. Its trajectory has been accelerated by reforms in China’s ...
Residual axial capacity of reinforced concrete columns with simulated blast damage
Two specimen series [limited seismic (LS) and nonseismic (NS)] were subjected to quasistatic loadings to evaluate the residual axial capacity of blast-damaged reinforced concrete (RC) columns. A validated numerical model ...
A note on quasi-uniform distributions and Abelian group representability
In this note, we study quasi-uniform distributions that are obtained from finite groups. We derive a few simple properties of entropic vectors obtained from Abelian groups, and consider the problem of determining when ...
Novel hollow mesoporous 1D TiO2 nanofibers as photovoltaic and photocatalytic materials
Hollow mesoporous one dimensional (1D) TiO2 nanofibers are successfully prepared by co-axial electrospinning of a titanium tetraisopropoxide (TTIP) solution with two immiscible polymers; polyethylene oxide (PEO) and ...
Tailoring the charge carrier dynamics in ZnO nanowires : the role of surface hole/electron traps
Post-fabrication thermal-annealed ZnO nanowires (NWs) in an oxidizing (or a reducing) ambient were investigated using transient photoluminescence and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy. Our findings reveal an ultrafast ...
Rapid determination of vitamin B12 concentration with a chemiluminescence lab on a chip
This paper reports a novel method for the rapid determination of vitamin B12 concentration in a continuous-flow lab-on-a-chip system. This new method is based on luminol-peroxide chemiluminescence (CL) assays for the ...
Producing knowledge about Malaya : readers, contributors, printers, editors, and the journal of the Malayan branch of the Royal Asiatic Society in the 1950s
The creation and dissemination of knowledge about the various parts of the British Empire was an important component of the imperial mission. This article examines one of the vehicles charged with knowledge dissemination ...
US sanctions against Iran : enough to go nuclear?
Fresh US sanctions and Iran’s belligerent response have heightened tensions in the Persian Gulf. While Iran believes its revolution is under siege it is undeterred from pursuing its nuclear programme and believes it can ...