Journal of Advanced Engineering and Computation

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JAEC Annual Best Cited Paper Award


Announcement: 2019 JAEC Best Cited Paper Award

Journal of Advanced Engineering and Computation (JAEC) has announced JAEC Annual Best Cited Paper Award for research and review articles of the JAEC. The purpose of this award is to recognize the best-cited paper published in the past three (03) years that attracts the most citations. The quantity and quality of citations of papers are based on data from ISI and/or Scopus and/or Google Scholar that tracks the paper since its first publication.

From 2017 to 2019, JAEC has published 64 research/review papers in 3 volumes and 10 issues. Top five papers with high quantity and quality of citations have been evaluated by the Award Selection Committee.

Now, it is our pleasure to announce that Winner of 2019 Best Cited Paper Award is the paper entitled "Computational cardiovascular flow analysis with the variational multiscale methods" which is published in Volume 3, issue 2, pp. 366-405, 2019 by the authors K Takizawa*, Y Bazilevs, TE Tezduyar, MC Hsu.

Congratulation on the 2019 Award Winner.

The 2020 Award will be announced in early April 2021

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AIMS & SCOPE
Journal of Advanced Engineering and Computation (JAEC) is a forum for the presentation of innovative ideas, approaches, developments, and research projects in the area of advanced engineering and computation. It serves to facilitate the exchange of information between researchers and industry professionals. Multi-disciplinary topics that connect the core areas of advanced engineering and computation and its applications are also covered in this journal.

It also aims to promote and coordinate developments in the field of advanced engineering and computation. The international dimension is emphasized in order to foster international collaboration in advanced engineering and computation to meet the needs of broadening the applicability and scope of the current body of knowledge.

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The journal provides a vehicle to help professionals, academics, researchers and policy makers working in fields relevant to advanced engineering and computation to disseminate information and to learn from each other's work.

CONTENTS
JAEC publishes original research papers, review papers, case reports, technical notes and short communications. 

OPEN ACCESS
JAEC is a fully open access, single-blind peer reviewed, electronic and print, and a quarter-annual publication. Currently, Ton Duc Thang University is pleased to cover all publishing fees for the journal; as a result, authors do not have to pay any fees although their published papers are open to the reader.

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JAEC publishes Open Access articles under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/), which permits use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium provided the original work is properly cited.

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Research Article Open Access
Shobhit K Patel , Jaymit Surve , Juveriya Parmar , Truong Khang Nguyen
Page(s): 214-238 in Vol 5, Iss 4 (2021)
Time cited: 0

The graphene-based absorbers are widely applicable and highly efficient. Graphene has very high electrochemical properties due to which tuning characteristics can be achieved with efficient and broadband absorption response. For this review paper, we have divided the graphene-based absorbers into three categories (Absorber sensors, Solar absorbers, and THz absorbers) based on their applications. We have presented a detailed discussion on various designs and their analysis in this paper. Absorber sensors are mainly applicable in biosensors for the detection of hemoglobin, urine biomolecules using the tuning properties of graphene, and are also applicable in medical, environmental, chemical, biological diagnostic applications. Solar absorbers are applicable in energy harvesting devices. Adding graphene layer in solar absorber design gives the highly efficient and broadband absorption response. THz absorbers are applicable in the THz applications in sensing and imaging devices. Some of the THz absorbers are improving the applications in the new field of nano-optics with 2D material. Graphene and its excellent electrical and optical properties are applied in material designs which create new structures applicable in novel applications like sensing, imaging, solar energy harvesting, etc.


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Research Article Open Access
Duy Suu Nguyen , Quy Hao Nghiem , Thanh Nhan Do
Page(s): 239-253 in Vol 5, Iss 4 (2021)
Time cited: 0

Non-Performing Loans (NPLs) are a significant issue for all banks in Vietnam, attracting considerable attention from scholars. Our research aims to nd out the factors that affect the NPLs of Vietnamese commercial banks. The study uses Pooled Ordinary Least Square (OLS), Fixed effect, Random effect, and Generalized Least Square to examine secondary data of 28 commercial banks annually for the period 2008-2019. Consistent with previous research, the main finding shows that macroeconomic and microeconomic factors impact NPLs. Remarkably, provision for credit risk (PCR) has a significantly positive effect on the NPL ratio. Besides, foreign investor ownership (FOR) and bank size (SIZE) negatively affect the NPL ratio. Especially, for the positive correlation between foreign investor ownership and bank performance, the commercial bank should expand to enhance operational efficiency. Regarding macro factors, the results conclude that gross domestic product (GDP) growth and the unemployment rate (UEP) have a significantly negative relationship on NPLs. Therefore, the State Bank of Vietnam and the banks need to understand the leading causes as they directly relate to the banks in the context of the prevailing economic environment.


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Research Article Open Access
Nhat Tan Nguyen , Peppino Fazio , Miroslav Voznak
Page(s): 254-264 in Vol 5, Iss 4 (2021)
Time cited: 0

In this work, we investigate the performance analysis of a device-to-device (D2D) communication network under an eavesdropper E attack. Besides, we assume that E is located in the proximal region where it can overhear the information from the source S. Specifically, S transmits information to the destination D, adopting the power beacon's energy to surmount the limited energy budget. Moreover, to reduce the quality of the eavesdropping link, the cooperative jamming technique can be used, where the multi-friendly jammers are employed to generate the artificial noises to E continuously. As considering the above presentation, we derive the quality of system analysis in terms of the outage probability (OP), intercept probability (IP), and secrecy outage probability (SOP) of the proposed system model. Finally, the Monte-Carlo simulations are performed to corroborate the exactness of the mathematical analysis.


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Research Article Open Access
Hau Huu Vo , Dat Vinh Phat Tran , Tri Quang Thieu , Tuan Anh Le , Chau Si Thien Dong , Pavel Brandstetter
Page(s): 265-276 in Vol 5, Iss 4 (2021)
Time cited: 0

The paper presents an application of sliding mode controller and Kalman Filter (KFSMC) in speed control of pulse-width-modulation direct torque controlled induction motor drive. The performance of the direct torque control (DTC) is degraded by the uncertainty of stator resistance. In order to increase the robustness of the controlled system to the uncertainty, a sliding mode controller (SMC) is utilized to replace the proportional-integral (PI) speed controller in the conventional DTC drive structure. Computation of SMC requires estimation of load, and Kalman Filter is integrated to reduce noise in load estimation and chattering phenomenon in speed response. Simulations are carried out at different reference speeds in a wide range of noises of stator resistance. Indices including ITAE, settling time, overshoot, and undershoot are employed to compare the performance of drive structures. Results confirmed the desired characteristics of the proposed drive structure.


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Research Article Open Access
Abbas Rezamand , Mohammad Afrazi , Mahdi Shahidikhah
Page(s): 277-290 in Vol 5, Iss 4 (2021)
Time cited: 0

In deep excavations, because of time, budget, and computational tools limitation, two-dimensional analyses (plane strain analyses) rather than three-dimensional ones are often used for controlling factors of safety and displacements. In most excavation projects, the excavation plan includes convex and concave corners. Unlike concave corners, the use of two-dimensional analysis for convex corners is non-conservative. In the present study, by using three-dimensional numerical modeling and comparing 3D and 2D results, the effects of convex corners on the displacements induced by soil-nailed excavations are studied for two types of soil: sand (granular soil) and clay (cohesive soil). The results of the study indicate that the length of the zone affected by the convex corner (the zone along the wall and around the convex corner where the values of the displacements are greater than the corresponding two-dimensional values) is about 0.75 to 1 times the excavation's depth. The results also show that although the horizontal soil nails are executed easier and prevent interference of nails that cross, but applying an appropriate angle over the horizon (about 10 degrees) to the soil nails can reduce the wall displacements. Furthermore, it was found that applying azimuth to the soil nails in the area affected by the convex corner, significantly increased the displacements of this area. Lastly, it has been suggested that to reduce the displacements in the zone affected by the convex corner, increasing the length of the soil nails is more effective than decreasing their horizontal spacing.


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Research Article Open Access (1640 views since : Sep 30, 2019)
Du Dinh-Cong , Linh Vo-Van , Dung Nguyen-Quoc , Trung Nguyen-Thoi
Page(s): 452-463 in Vol 3, Iss 3 (2019)
Time cited: 8

Modal kinetic energy (MKE) feature has been mostly employed for optimal sensor layout strategies; nevertheless, little attention is paid to use the feature to the field of structural damage detection. The article presents the extensive applicability of MKE change ratio (MKECR), a good damage sensitive parameter, to damage localization and quantification of laminated composite beams. The formulation of the parameter is based on the closed-form of element MKE sensitivity. The performance of the offered damage detection method is numerically verified by a clamped-clamped composite beam and a two-span continuous composite beam with different hypothetical damage scenarios. The influence of incomplete mode shapes, various noise levels as well as damage magnitudes on damage prediction results are also investigated. The obtained results from these numerical examples indicate that the offered method reliably localize the actually damaged elements and approximately estimate their severities, even under incomplete measurements at a high noise level.


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Research Article Open Access (1570 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)
Time cited: 0

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.


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Research Article Open Access (1447 views since : Jun 8, 2017)
Jaroslav Pokorny
Page(s): 04-17 in Vol 1, Iss 1 (2017)
Time cited: 5

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.

 

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Research Article Open Access (1398 views since : Dec 31, 2019)
Ravi Teja Velpula , Barsha Jain , Ha Quoc Thang Bui , Hieu Pham Trung Nguyen
Page(s): 551-588 in Vol 3, Iss 4 (2019)
Time cited: 6

III-nitride nanowire-based light-emitting diodes (LEDs) have been intensively studied as promising candidates for future lighting technologies. Compared to conventional GaN-based planar LEDs, III-nitride nanowire LEDs exhibit numerous advantages including greatly reduced dislocation densities, polarization fields, and quantum-conned Stark effect due to the effective lateral stress relaxation, promising high-efficiency full-color LEDs. Beside these advantages, however, several issues have been identified as the limiting factors for further enhancing the nanowire LED quantum efficiency and light output power. Some of the most probable causes have been identified as due to the lack of carrier confinement in the active region, non-uniform carrier distribution, electron overflow, and the nonradiative recombination along the nanowire lateral surfaces. Moreover, the presence of large surface states and defects contribute significantly to the carrier loss in nanowire LEDs. Consequently, reported nanowire LEDs show relatively low output power. Recently, III-nitride core-shell nanowire LED structures have been reported as the most efficient nanowire white LEDs with a record-high output power which is more than 500 times stronger than that of nanowire white LEDs without using core-shell structure. In this context, we will review the current status, challenges, and approaches for the high-performance IIInitride nanowire LEDs. More specifically, we will describe the current methods for the fabrication of nanowire structures including top-down and bottom-up approaches, followed by characteristics of III-nitride nanowire LEDs. We will then discuss the carrier dynamics and loss mechanism in nanowire LEDs. The typical designs for the enhanced performance of III-nitride nanowire LEDs will be presented next. The color-tunable nanowire LEDs with emission wavelengths in the visible spectrum and phosphor-free nanowire white LEDs will be finally discussed.


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Research Article Open Access (1299 views since : Dec 31, 2019)
Faiza Zaamoune , Tidjani Menacer , René Lozi , Guanrong Chen
Page(s): 511-522 in Vol 3, Iss 4 (2019)
Time cited: 3

In this paper, hidden bifurcation routes to multiscroll chaotic attractors generated by saturated function series are explored. The method to nd such hidden bifurcation routes (HBR) depending upon two parameters is similar to the method introduced by Menacer, et al. (2016) for Chua multiscroll attractors. These HBR are characterized by the maximal range extension (MARE) of their attractors and coding the appearance order of the scrolls under the control of the two parameters. Moreover, these HDR have interesting symmetries with respect to the two parameters. The novelty that this article introduces, is firstly the paradigm of MARE and the formula giving their approximate value depending upon parameters p and q, which is linked to the size of the scrolls; secondly the coding of the HBR which is dened for the first time including the basic cell; and thirdly unearthing the symmetries of these routes, allowing to obtain their coding without any numerical computation.

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Research Article Open Access (1292 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)
Time cited: 3

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.

 

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