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The paper presents the application of nonlinear model predictive control (NMPC) to a simulated industrial fluid catalytic cracking unit (FCCU). A complex dynamic model of the reactor-regenerator-fractionator system is developed and used in the controller. The novelty of the model consists in that besides the complex dynamics of the reactor-regenerator(More)
This paper analyzes the roles of corporate governance in bank defaults during the recent financial crisis. We investigate the impact of bank ownership and management structures on the probability of default of US commercial banks. Our results show that defaults are strongly influenced by a bank's ownership structure: high shareholdings of lower-level(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS To asses, by using the Cone Beam CT (CBCT) reformatted images, the presence of anatomical variants of the sinonasal cavities and to determine the correlation of these variations with the onset of maxillary sinus inflammations. METHOD The study is a retrospective one and consists of the investigation of 130 patients with CBCT imaging,(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIM This study aims at evaluating the reliability on specific multi-planar cone beam computer tomography (CBCT) reconstruction in the orbital floor fractures. METHODS CBCT examination of the mid-face fractures area involving the floor of the orbit was performed in a number of 93 trauma patients by two independent radiologists. Both(More)
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