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In this paper, the smoothed finite element method (SFEM) is proposed for 2D elastic problems by incorporation of the cell-wise strain smoothing operation into the conventional finite elements. When a constant smoothing function is chosen, area integration becomes line integration along cell boundaries and no derivative of shape functions is needed in(More)
The rapid growth of deformable and stretchable electronics calls for a deformable and stretchable power source. We report a scalable approach for energy harvesters and self-powered sensors that can be highly deformable and stretchable. With conductive liquid contained in a polymer cover, a shape-adaptive triboelectric nanogenerator (saTENG) unit can(More)
This paper presents a novel method for extracting the land vertical displacement rates (VDRs) in Shanghai (China) using the multi-platform SAR images collected between 2009 and 2010, i.e., the ascending/descending COSMO-SkyMed (CSK) X-band images and the descending TerraSAR (TSX) X-band images. Different from the conventional approach the proposed method(More)
Ground subsidence is one of the key factors damaging transportation facilities, e.g., road networks consisting of highways and railways. In this paper, we propose to apply the persistent scatterer synthetic aperture radar interferometry (PS-InSAR) approach that uses highresolution TerraSAR-X (TSX) imagery to extract the regional scale subsidence rates(More)
Vibration is one of the most common energy sources in ambient environment. Harvesting vibration energy is a promising route to sustainably drive small electronics. This work introduces an approach to scavenge vibrational energy over a wide frequency range as an exclusive power source for continuous operation of electronics. An elastic multiunit(More)
The biological effects of low-dose or low-dose-rate ionizing radiation on normal tissues has attracted attention. Based on previous research, we observed the morphology of liver tissues of C57BL/6J mice that received <50, 50-500, and 500-1000 μGy/h of 137Cs radiation for 180 d. We found that the pathological changes in liver tissues were more obvious as the(More)
Supercapacitors (SCs) are a type of energy storage device with high power density and long lifecycles. They have widespread applications, such as powering electric vehicles and micro scale devices. Working stability is one of the most important properties of SCs, and it is of significant importance to investigate the operational characteristics of SCs(More)
The joint radar-communication system is a good way to meet the intelligent transportation systems' need of detecting the cars and barriers around and exchanging information from each other at the same time. Among various schemes, the joint system with integrated waveform attracts general interest because the interference between the radar and communication(More)
The technology of satellite telemetry is widely used nowadays and a robust data-transmission link is needed between the satellites and telemetry stations. Compared to traditional ground telemetry stations, vehicle telemetry receivers are smaller with higher mobility. As a result, it is more suitable for commercial applications, while at the same time, it is(More)
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