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This study investigated the biological activity of the essential oil from Cymbopogon nardus and of the phytoconstituent citronellal on Candida strains as to the inhibition of adherence to dental implants and cover screws. The essential oil was analyzed by gas chromatography coupled to mass spectrometry (GC-MS) and had its MIC and MFC determined against 12(More)
In spite of several technical advances made in recent years by the automotive industry, the driver's behaviour still influences significantly the overall fuel consumption. With the rise of smartphones adoption, there are also new opportunities to increase the awareness to this issue. The main aim of this paper is to present a new smartphone application that(More)
A new FPGA based platform is presented for controlling a Multi-Motor Electric Vehicle (EV). By exploring the FPGA parallel processing capabilities, two induction motor controllers, based on Field Orientation Control and Space Vector Modulation techniques, were merged in a single and compact chip. Implementation issues related with the limited number of(More)
With the recent emergence of electric drivetrains, a faster and energy efficient braking actuator the electric motor has become available to complement the operation of the traditional friction brakes. The decision on how to split the braking torque among the friction brake and the electric motor is one of the main issues of such hybrid braking systems.(More)
—Two three-phase squirrel-cage induction motors are used as a propulsion system of an electric vehicle (EV). A simple XC3S1000 FPGA is used to simultaneously control both electric motors, with field oriented control and space vector modulation techniques. To electronically distribute the torque between the two electric motors, a simple, yet effective,(More)