Journal of Advanced Engineering and Computation

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Announcement of JAEC annual Best Cited Paper Award

To acknowledge the authors’ continued support to the JAEC, we are pleased to announce the opening of JAEC Annual Best-Cited Paper Award for research and review articles of the JAEC. In introducing the JAEC best cited paper award, we are offering an alternative to journal award committee for selecting 'the best paper'. The only objective and transparent metric which is highly correlated with the quality of a paper is the quantity and quality of citations. We hope that the design of this annual best-cited paper award will assure fairness and equal opportunity for all authors published in JAEC. We hope that this award will stimulate the best minds to release their best work.

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Research Open Access
Samira Seghir , Tahar Bouthiba , Samia Dadda , Rebiha Boukhari , Abdelhakim Bouricha
Page(s): 78-85 in Vol 2, Iss 2 (2018)

This paper presents two methods for on-line computation of dynamic fault location in HV transmission lines using three means; resistance, reactance and impedance. These methods can be used for dynamic distance protection of the transmission line. The Gilchrist method and McInnes method are presented. The proposed methods use digital set of short circuit current and voltage measurements for estimating fault location. A practical case study is presented in this work to evaluate the proposed methods. A study is done to evaluate the best mean to locate the fault. A comparison of these two methods is presented. MATLAB-Simulink software was used to do all the tests. Results are reported and conclusions are drawn.

Research Open Access
Hamza Bahri , Abdelghani Harrag
Page(s): 86-93 in Vol 2, Iss 2 (2018)

In this paper, a variable step size P&O algorithm is used in order to improve the performance of a photovoltaic system in both dynamic and static plans. The efficiency of the proposed algorithm has been investigated successfully using the BP SX150S solar module connected to the DC-DC derived by a P&O MPPT algorithm. The comparative study results of both conventional fixed step size and the proposed variable step size P&O algorithms prove the effectiveness of the proposed algorithm compared to the standard fixed step size PO MPPT. The proposed algorithm reduces response time between 13.86% and 45.28% and the steady state oscillation between 83.33% and 100% leading to less power loss especially in case of fast changing atmospheric conditions.

Research Open Access
C. Boutghan , O. Kholai , S. Benattalah
Page(s): 94-102 in Vol 2, Iss 2 (2018)

After the absorption of the photons, during the photovoltaic conversion process, one part of the radiation remains unabsorbed causing the cell to overheat and thus a drop in efficiency. The purpose of this study is to explore the effect of junction temperature, geographic coordinates as well as the season on the electrical performance of the photovoltaic cell. The results obtained show that the junction temperature has an effect which is not favorable on the electrical efficiency of the module for high temperatures around midday which is of 11% however it reaches 14% for low temperatures in the morning. Geographical coordinates at different altitudes, have no effect on the energy produced from the module, but the effect of the season on the efficiency confirms the previous results, that, the efficiency is good for low temperatures. The results are obtained by simulation, through a computer code in FORTRAN language, designed for this purpose.

Research Open Access
Doan Quoc Anh Nguyen , Thi Phuong Thao Nguyen , Postava Kamil
Page(s): 103-110 in Vol 2, Iss 2 (2018)

Along with the rapid development of science and technology in today's society, lighting technology, especially white light-emitting diodes (WLEDs), has become a critical and essential element in almost every field of our daily life. Therefore, the enhancement of luminous efficiency has become an important objective in the production of white LEDs to serve the needs of customers. This paper presents the influence of Ca2MgSi2O7:Eu2+ green luminescent phosphor on the light quality of WLEDs. In this work, the green-emitting
Ca2MgSi2O7:Eu2+ phosphor is added into the in-cup phosphor configuration, which leads to the varying of the scattering property of this compounding. This is proved through the scattering coefficient from Mie-theory. Besides, the color quality scale which is called CQS index of WLEDs is also verified. The achieved results indicate that the luminous efficacy increases significantly if the Ca2MgSi2O7:Eu2+ concentration is varied. The smaller the Ca2MgSi2O7:Eu2+ size is used, the higher the luminous flux is obtained. However, the CQS can decrease if Ca2MgSi2O7:Eu2+ concentration is adjusted in another direction. Therefore, it is vital to select a suitable concentration and size of Ca2MgSi2O7:Eu2+ for enhancing the luminous efficacy of WLEDs, and the benet of this phosphor in creating white WLED packages is a potential solution for developing LED illumination technology.

Research Open Access
Hau Huu Vo
Page(s): 111-120 in Vol 2, Iss 2 (2018)

The paper describes a technique for stability analysis of proportional-integral (PI) controller in linear continuous-time interval control systems. The stability conditions of Kharitonov's theorem together with related criterions, such as Routh-Hurwitz criterion for continuous-time systems, bring out sets of polynomial inequalities. The sets are very di‑cult to solve directly, especially in case of high-order systems. Direct technique was used for stability analysis without solving polynomial inequalities. Solving polynomial equation directly makes its computing speed low. In the paper, a set theory-based technique is proposed for finding robust stability range of PI controller without solving any Kharitonov polynomials directly. Computation results confirm expected computing speed of the proposed technique.

Research Open Access
Phuong T. Tran , Tan N. Nguyen , Miroslav Voznak
Page(s): 121-130 in Vol 2, Iss 2 (2018)

In this paper, we propose a hybrid protocol for energy harvesting in wireless relay networks, which combines the benefits of both time-switching relaying (TSR) and power-splitting relaying (PSR), which are two main protocols for energy harvesting. In TSR, a dedicated harvesting time in each time slot is allocated for energy harvesting, while the remaining time is used for information transmission. In PSR, a portion of received power is split for energy harvesting. TSR can simplify the hardware compared to PSR, but reduce the throughput or achievable rate of the system. Specifically, we conduct a rigorous analysis to derive the closed-form formulas for performance factors of the system. We deliver the analysis results for various transmission modes: instantaneous transmission, delay-limited transmission, and delay-tolerant transmission, which are different from each other on the availability of statistical information about the channels between source and relay nodes. The results are also confirmed by Monte Carlo simulation.

Research Open Access
Anaïs Pizzo , Pascal Teyssere , Long Vu-Hoang
Page(s): 131-138 in Vol 2, Iss 2 (2018)

With the explosion of computer science in the last decade, data banks and networks
management present a huge part of tomorrows problems. One of them is the development of the best classication method possible in order to exploit the data bases. In classication problems, a representative successful method of the probabilistic model is a Naïve Bayes classier. However, the Naïve Bayes effectiveness still needs to be upgraded. Indeed, Naïve Bayes ignores misclassied instances instead of using it to become an adaptive algorithm. Different works have presented solutions on using Boosting to improve the Gaussian Naïve Bayes algorithm by combining Naïve Bayes classier and Adaboost methods. But despite these works, the Boosted Gaussian Naïve Bayes algorithm is still neglected in the resolution of classication problems. One of the reasons could be the complexity of the implementation of the algorithm compared to a standard Gaussian Naïve Bayes. We present in this paper, one approach of a suitable solution with a pseudo-algorithm that uses Boosting and Gaussian Naïve Bayes principles having the lowest possible complexity.

Research Open Access
Dalel Jabri , Djamel Eddine Chouaib Belkhiat , Kevin Guelton , Noureddine Manamanni
Page(s): 139-150 in Vol 2, Iss 2 (2018)

This paper investigates the design of decentralized controllers for a class of large scale switched nonlinear systems under arbitrary switching laws. A global large scale switched system can be split into a set of smaller interconnected switched Takagi-Sugeno fuzzy subsystems. In this context, to stabilize the overall closed-loop system, a set of switched non-Parallel-Distributed-Compensation (non-PDC) output-feedback controllers is considered. The latter is designed based on Linear Matrix Inequalities (LMI) conditions obtained from a multiple switched non-quadratic Lyapunov-like candidate function. The controllers proposed herein are synthesized to satisfy H∞ performances for disturbance attenuation. Finally, a numerical example is proposed to illustrate the effectiveness of the suggested decentralized switched controller design approach.

Research Open Access (951 views since : Nov 30, 2017)
Thao Nguyen-Trang , Long Vu-Hoang , Trieu Nguyen-Thi , Ha Che-Ngoc
Page(s): 123-133 in Vol 1, Iss 2 (2017)
Tax consulting service is one of various professional consulting services and is interested to study by many researchers. Nevertheless, this issue has not been interested to research in Vietnam. This paper performs confirmatory factors analysis (CFA) and structural equation modeling (SEM) to identify the factors influencing the intentions of using tax consulting services of firms in Ho Chi Minh city, Vietnam. Specifically, this paper finds that the intentions depend on the “attitude toward the behavior” and “replacement”. In addition, through Chi-square test, it can be proven that the intentions also depend on type of firms and whether they have ever used tax consulting service or not. Based on the obtained results, the discussion and recommendation are also proposed.
Research Open Access (743 views since : Jun 8, 2017)
Jaroslav Pokorny
Page(s): 04-17 in Vol 1, Iss 1 (2017)
Comparing graph databases with traditional,e.g., relational databases, some important database features are often missing there. Particularly, a graph database schema including integrity constraints is mostly not explicitly defined, also a conceptual modelling is not used. It is hard to check a consistency of the graph database, because almost no integrity constraints are defined or only their very simple representatives can be specified. In the paper, we discuss these issues and present current possibilities and challenges in graph database modelling. We focus also on integrity constraints modelling and propose functional dependencies between entity types, which reminds modelling functional dependencies known from relational databases. We show a number of examples of often cited GDBMSs and their approach to database schemas and ICs specification. Also a conceptual level of a graph database design is considered. We propose a sufficient conceptual model based on a binary variant of the ER model and show its relationship to a graph database model, i.e. a mapping conceptual schemas to database schemas. An alternative based on the conceptual functions called attributes is presented.
Research Open Access (720 views since : Nov 30, 2017)
Thi Phuong Thao Nguyen , Doan Quoc Anh Nguyen , Miroslav Voznak , Van Tho Le
Page(s): 87-94 in Vol 1, Iss 2 (2017)

Enhancement of the color uniformity, the lumen output of the multi-chip white LED lamps (MCW-LEDs) at high color correlated temperature is a big challenge for researchers. However, an innovative LED lamp designed with a phosphor compounding, which combines (La,Ce,Tb) PO4:Ce:Tb (LaTb) green phosphor with YAG: CE yellow phosphor, is proposed as an optimal solution to this requirement. Index, using LaTb green phosphor into MCWLEDs could bring a superior optical performance for MCW-LEDs. It is found that the lumen output of this new MCW-LED at a high color temperature of 8500 K significantly improves up to 1600 lm compared to MCW-LEDs without LaTb phosphor. The simulation results demonstrated that the CCT deviation sharply decreases from 9000 to 1000 at the LaTb concentration range from 0 to 1.8 %, while the Color Rendering Index ability (CRI) and the Color Quality Scale (CQS) slightly decrease. To obtain the highest lumen output and the best color uniformity, the particle size range within 6 - 8 µm should be suggested.

Research Open Access (688 views since : Jun 8, 2017)
Dung Quang Nguyen
Page(s): 39-47 in Vol 1, Iss 1 (2017)
Fractional-order controllers are recognized to guarantee better closed-loop performance and robustness than conventional integer-order controllers. However, fractional-order transfer functions make time, frequency domain analysis and simulation significantly difficult. In practice, the popular way to overcome these difficulties is linearization of the fractional-order system. Here, a systematic approach is proposed for linearizing the transfer function of fractional-order systems. This approach is based on the real interpolation method (RIM) to approximate fractional-order transfer function (FOTF) by rational-order transfer function. The proposed method is implemented and compared to CFE high-frequency method; Carlson’s method; Matsuda’s method; Chare ’s method; Oustaloup’s method; least-squares, frequency interpolation method (FIM). The results of comparison show that, the method is simple, computationally efficient, flexible, and more accurate in time domain than the above considered methods.
Research Open Access (677 views since : May 8, 2017)
Tuan Le Anh
Page(s): 18-28 in Vol 1, Iss 1 (2017)
This paper presents an extended Kalman filtering (EKF) algorithm for estimating immeasurable state variables of a vehicle stability control system. Initially, the steering angle and vertical forces on the tires were considered inputs of the estimator. The measured process outputs were the sensor signals egarding longitudinal and lateral accelerations, steering angle, yaw rate, and wheel speed. Subsequently, by using Euler discretization for a seven-degree-of-freedom nonlinear vehicle model, difficult-to-measure state variables such as lateral velocity, vehicle side-slip angle, and lateral tire forces were identified separately by using the EKF algorithm. The estimation results of the proposed control system evidenced high performance.
Research Open Access (663 views since : Jun 8, 2017)
Thien Bao Tat Nguyen
Page(s): 80-86 in Vol 1, Iss 1 (2017)
In this paper, we have discussed the synchronization between coupled Josephson Junctions which experience different chaotic oscillations. Due to potential high-frequency applications, the shunted nonlinear resistive-capacitive-inductance junction (RCLSJ) model of Josephson junction was considered in this paper. In order to obtain the synchronization, an adaptive MIMO controller is developed to drive the states of the slave chaotic junction to follow the states of the master chaotic junction. The developed controller has two parts: the fuzzy neural controller and the sliding mode controller. The fuzzy neural controller employs a fuzzy neural network to simulate the behavior of the ideal feedback linearization controller, while the sliding mode controller is used to ensure the robustness of the controlled system and reduce the undesired effects of the estimate errors. In addition, the Lyapunov candidate function is also given for further stability analysis. The numerical simulations are carried out to verify the validity of the proposed control approach.