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Our deteriorating civil infrastructure faces the critical challenge of long-term structural health monitoring for damage detection and localization. In contrast to existing research that often separates the designs of wireless sensor networks and structural engineering algorithms, this paper proposes a cyber-physical co-design approach to structural health(More)
UNLABELLED Blood lead concentration (B-Pb), the main biomarker of lead exposure and risk, is curvi-linearily related to exposure. We assessed plasma lead (P-Pb) as a marker for both lead exposure and toxic effects. We examined claims that δ-aminolevulinic acid dehydratase genotype (ALAD) can modify lead toxicity. In 290 lead-exposed and 91 unexposed Chinese(More)
There is a wide variation in sensitivity to lead (Pb) exposure, which may be due to genetic susceptibility towards Pb. We investigated whether a polymorphism (rs1800435) in the δ-aminolevulinic acid dehydratase (ALAD) gene affected the toxicokinetics and toxicodynamics of Pb. Among 461 Chinese Pb-exposed storage battery and 175 unexposed workers, allele(More)
The Monte Carlo simulation code CEARPPU has been improved to obtain better accuracy for predicting pulse-height spectra measured at high counting rates. Experimental verification was carried out by measuring an Fe-55 spectrum with a Si(Li) X-ray spectrometer. Based on the spectrum measured at low counting rate, which is considered to be the “true” spectrum(More)
An integrated Monte Carlo-Library Least-Squares (MCLLS) System has been developed and implemented to model the complete spectral response of energy-dispersive X-ray fluorescence (EDXRF) spectrometers and perform an inverse elemental analysis by an iterated Library LeastSquares method when an initial guess is provided. This software is a visualization system(More)
OBJECTIVE This study aimed to elucidate the association between the adverse gastric effects of enteric-coated aspirin and the timing of its administration. METHODS The study population comprised 572 patients (age range 45-84 years) admitted to Huaiyin Hospital between August 2012 and October 2014. Patients were administered a 100 mg enteric-coated aspirin(More)
The present paper focuses on developing a numerical oil spill model that incorporates the full three-dimensional wave-current interactions for a better representation of the spilled oil transport mechanics in complicated coastal environments. The incorporation of surface wave effects is not only imposing a traditional drag coefficient formulation at the(More)
The Monte Carlo – Library Least-Squares (MCLLS) approach has now been developed, implemented, and tested for solving the inverse problem of EDXRF sample analysis. It consists of a linear library least-squares (LLS) code and a comprehensive Monte Carlo code named CEARXRF that is capable of calculating the unknown sample spectrum, all the elemental library(More)