Modelling Behaviour

Modelling Behaviour

Modelling Behaviour

This book reflects and expands on the current trend in the building industry to understand, simulate and ultimately design buildings by taking into consideration the interlinked elements and forces that act on them. This approach overcomes the traditional, exclusive focus on building tasks, while posing new challenges in all areas of the industry from material and structural to the urban scale. Contributions from invited experts, papers and case studies provide the reader with a comprehensive overview of the field, as well as perspectives from related disciplines, such as computer science. The chapter authors were invited speakers at the 5th Symposium "Modelling Behaviour", which took place at the CITA in Copenhagen in September 2015.

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Genre : Technology & Engineering
Author : Mette Ramsgaard Thomsen
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2015-11-12
Total Pages : 544 Pages
ISBN : 9783319242088


Modelling And Predicting Textile Behaviour

Modelling And Predicting Textile Behaviour

The textile industry can experience a vast array of problems. Modelling represents a group of techniques that have been widely used to explore the nature of these problems, it can highlight the mechanisms involved and lead to predictions of the textile behaviour. This book provides an overview of how textile modelling techniques can be used successfully within the textile industry for solving various problems. The first group of chapters reviews the different types of models and methods available for predicting textile structures and behaviour. Chapters include modelling of yarn, woven and nonwoven materials. The second group of chapters presents a selection of case studies, expressing the strengths and limitations and how various models are applied in specific applications. Case studies such as modelling colour properties for textiles and modelling, simulation and control of textile dyeing are discussed. With its distinguished editor and international range of contributors, Modelling and predicting textile behaviour is essential reading material for textile technologists, fibre scientists and textile engineers. It will also be beneficial for academics researching this important area. Provides an overview of the different types of models and methods that can be used successfully within the textile industry Reviews the structural hierarchy in textile materials fundamental to the modelling of textile fibrous structures Assesses the strengths and weaknesses of different textile models and how specific models are applied in different situations

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Genre : Technology & Engineering
Author : Xiaogang Chen
Publisher : Elsevier
Release : 2009-11-30
Total Pages : 560 Pages
ISBN : 9781845697211


Mathematical Modelling In Engineering Human Behaviour 2018

Mathematical Modelling In Engineering Human Behaviour 2018

This book includes papers in cross-disciplinary applications of mathematical modelling: from medicine to linguistics, social problems, and more. Based on cutting-edge research, each chapter is focused on a different problem of modelling human behaviour or engineering problems at different levels. The reader would find this book to be a useful reference in identifying problems of interest in social, medicine and engineering sciences, and in developing mathematical models that could be used to successfully predict behaviours and obtain practical information for specialised practitioners. This book is a must-read for anyone interested in the new developments of applied mathematics in connection with epidemics, medical modelling, social issues, random differential equations and numerical methods.

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Genre : Mathematics
Author : Lucas Jódar
Publisher : MDPI
Release : 2019-04-15
Total Pages : 196 Pages
ISBN : 9783038978046


Modelling Language Behaviour

Modelling Language Behaviour

This book studies language behaviour in the larger context of modelling or ganismic behaviour more generally. It starts out from the basic premise that what is characteristic of organismic behaviour is that an organism uses its behavioural acts to accomplish something in its interactions with the world in which it finds itself. These two features, that an organism has a behav ioural repertoire and that it deploys specific behavioural acts from its repertoire in an intentional way, define the agentive nature of an organism. The study of organismic behaviour, then, must primarily concern itself with this agentive aspect of an organism and determine what structures and proces ses underlie these intentional organismic acts. We should be able to say what primitive structures and what primitive processes put together in what ways can give rise to the kinds of behavioural acts an organism engages in. Any explanation of behaviour that we formulate in terms of underlying structures and processes must be testable and must be consonant with the observed pheno menological aspects of such behaviour.

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Genre : Science
Author : R. Narasimhan
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release : 2013-03-12
Total Pages : 220 Pages
ISBN : 9783642679346


Modelling And Empirical Evaluation Of Labour Supply Behaviour

Modelling And Empirical Evaluation Of Labour Supply Behaviour

One of the major issues of policy makers in The Netherlands is to reduce the high unemployment rate. In 1988 economic growth was substantial in all OECD countries, which led to an increase in employment. The economic growth also induced extra labour supply, especially of married women, which altogether led to a smaller reduction in the unemployment rate than could have been expected in view of the economic growth (see Rapportage Arbeidsmarkt, 1989). The estimated official unemployment rate in 1988 is still 11. 0% of the total labour force. Therefore, there is a strong interest in policies that seek to increase employment (the demand side of the labour market) as well as in understanding the factors that influence labour supply. In this thesis we try to further such understanding by constructing a detailed model of household labour supply. The data we use relate t9 Dutch households in 1985. In that year the official rate of unemployment was 15. 9%. A distinguishing feature of Dutch labour supply is its very low level of female labour force participation, e. g. in 1985 it was only 35. 2%. Apart from Spain, which had a similar participation rate, most other industrialized OECD countries had a participation rate of around 60% (see OECD Labor Force Statistics).

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Genre : Business & Economics
Author : Isolde Woittiez
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release : 2012-12-06
Total Pages : 232 Pages
ISBN : 9783642845086


Model Behavior

Model Behavior

Mice are used as model organisms across a wide range of fields in science today—but it is far from obvious how studying a mouse in a maze can help us understand human problems like alcoholism or anxiety. How do scientists convince funders, fellow scientists, the general public, and even themselves that animal experiments are a good way of producing knowledge about the genetics of human behavior? In Model Behavior, Nicole C. Nelson takes us inside an animal behavior genetics laboratory to examine how scientists create and manage the foundational knowledge of their field. Behavior genetics is a particularly challenging field for making a clear-cut case that mouse experiments work, because researchers believe that both the phenomena they are studying and the animal models they are using are complex. These assumptions of complexity change the nature of what laboratory work produces. Whereas historical and ethnographic studies traditionally portray the laboratory as a place where scientists control, simplify, and stabilize nature in the service of producing durable facts, the laboratory that emerges from Nelson’s extensive interviews and fieldwork is a place where stable findings are always just out of reach. The ongoing work of managing precarious experimental systems means that researchers learn as much—if not more—about the impact of the environment on behavior as they do about genetics. Model Behavior offers a compelling portrait of life in a twenty-first-century laboratory, where partial, provisional answers to complex scientific questions are increasingly the norm.

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Genre : Science
Author : Nicole C. Nelson
Publisher : University of Chicago Press
Release : 2018-04-04
Total Pages : 272 Pages
ISBN : 9780226546117


Transforming Behaviour

Transforming Behaviour

Pro-social modelling refers to the process by which the worker acts as a good motivating role model in order to bring out the best in people. The worker engages the client in an empathetic relationship within which they actively reinforce pro-social behaviour and attitudes and discourage anti-social behaviour and attitudes. It has come to be recognized as fundamental to effective work with offenders in the Probation Service, Youth Justice and the Prison Service. It is also equally relevant in other fields such social work, youth work, health care, education, management and parenting. This updated and expanded new edition builds upon the highly successful first edition to provide an accessible guide to what pro-social practice is and how to do it, offering support and practical guidance for managers and practitioners seeking to implement and develop pro-social practice. It has been updated throughout, drawing on a wide range of evidence to relate theory to practice. It includes a wholly new chapter containing five case studies showing pro-social modelling being used in a police force, a prison, an Approved Premise, an educational establishment, and within community supervision Key areas of guidance include:

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Genre : Social Science
Author : Sally Cherry
Publisher : Taylor & Francis
Release : 2017-09-14
Total Pages : 256 Pages
ISBN : 9781351538695


Dynamic Modelling Bifurcation And Chaotic Behaviour Of Gas Solid Catalytic Reactors

Dynamic Modelling Bifurcation And Chaotic Behaviour Of Gas Solid Catalytic Reactors

The discovery of chaos has considerably widened the scope of our knowledge regarding the dynamics of physical systems. Gas-solid catalytic reactors are important units in the petrochemical and petroleum refining industries and in the field of environmental protection. The knowledge required to understand and analyse the bifurcation, dynamics and chaotic behaviour of these reactors is widespread among many disciplines including chemical reaction, engineering, chemistry, physics and pure and applied mathematics. This book is the first to consolidate the progress in understanding the complex dynamics of catalytic reactors. It covers the most important aspects of the problem, which includes the formulation of the dynamic models for these systems, the basic dynamic, bifurcation and chaotic characteristics of the different types and configurations of these units, the industrial relevance of these complex dynamic phenomena, as well as the mathematical tools necessary for the detailed analysis of these complex dynamics. This book is easy to read, and will therefore appeal to a wide spectrum of chemical engineering students and chemical engineers in academia and in industry, also students and researchers from other disciplines who are interested in the rich and fascinating complex dynamic characteristics of gas-solid catalytic reactors, will find it both interesting and useful.

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Genre : Science
Author : S. S. E. H. Elnashaie
Publisher : CRC Press
Release : 1996-03-18
Total Pages : 656 Pages
ISBN : 2884490787


Modelling Human Behaviour In Landscapes

Modelling Human Behaviour In Landscapes

This volume is designed as a 12-lecture textbook, which can serve as a course companion, self teaching guide and handbook for basic concepts. Each lecture comprises 20 pages, in which the methods are introduced, examples shown and the code is given. All examples are computed with open source software, mainly R, and with archaeological data available from the book's website. The book does not describe elaborated high-end models but rather very basic modelling concepts that serve as components in more complex models. The book enables the reader to construct such models by themselves and be sensitive for certain problems. In addition it gives hints for the interpretation of the results. Students are usually quick to apply fancy methods yet fail in the proper interpretation due to a lack of understanding of the underlying principles. This problem is addressed by the proposed book through three concepts: 1. Command line software forces the students to first learn some details before they are able to produce results on their own. 2. The book is focused on principles and methods. When the students understand a few basic principles, they have far better access to a wide range of related methods. 3. Examples of poor analysis highlight common pitfalls. The volume attempts to be an applied, minimalistic and efficient textbook and is based upon several successful courses.

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Genre : Social Science
Author : Oliver Nakoinz
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2016-04-08
Total Pages : 255 Pages
ISBN : 9783319295381


Modelling Driver Behaviour In Automotive Environments

Modelling Driver Behaviour In Automotive Environments

This book presents a general overview of the various factors that contribute to modelling human behaviour in automotive environments. This long-awaited volume, written by world experts in the field, presents state-of-the-art research and case studies. It will be invaluable reading for professional practitioners graduate students, researchers and alike.

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Genre : Computers
Author : Carlo Cacciabue
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release : 2010-04-28
Total Pages : 428 Pages
ISBN : 9781846286186