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A New Approach to Selecting Optimal Parameters for the Sliding Mode Algorithm on an Automotive Suspension System

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The Quadruped Robot Uses the Trajectory Planned by DIACO to Complete the Obstacle Avoidance Task

The diffusion-improved ant colony optimization (DIACO) algorithm, as introduced in this paper, addresses the slow convergence speed and poor stability of the ant colony optimization (ACO) in obstacle avoidance path planning for quadruped robots. DIACO employs a nonuniformly distributed initial pheromone, which reduces the blind search time in the early stage. The algorithm updates the heuristic information in the transition probability, which allows ants to better utilize the information from the previous iteration during their path search. Simultaneously, DIACO adjusts the pheromone concentration left by ants on the path based on the map information and diffuses the pheromone within a specific range following the artificial potential field algorithm. In the global pheromone update, DIACO adjusts the pheromone on both the optimal path and the worst path generated by the current iteration, thereby enhancing the probability of ants finding the optimal path in the subsequent iteration. This paper designs a steering gait based on the tort gait to fulfill the obstacle avoidance task of a quadruped robot. The effectiveness of the DIACO algorithm and steering gait is validated through a simulation environment with obstacles constructed in Adams. The simulation results reveal that DIACO demonstrates improved convergence speed and stability compared to ACO, and the quadruped robot effectively completes the obstacle avoidance task using the path planning provided by DIACO in combination with the steering gait.

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Optimal Embedding of Graphs with Nonconcurrent Longest Paths in Archimedean Tessellations

Optimal graph embeddings represent graphs in a lower dimensional space in a way that preserves the structure and properties of the original graph. These techniques have wide applications in fields such as machine learning, data mining, and network analysis. Do we have small (if possible minimal) -connected graphs with the property that for any vertices there is a longest path avoiding all of them? This question of Zamfirescu (1972) was the first variant of Gallai’s question (1966): Do all longest paths in a connected graph share a common vertex? Several good examples answering Zamfirescu’s question are known. In 2001, he asked to investigate the family of geometrical lattices with respect to this property. In 2017, Chang and Yuan proved the existence of such graphs in Archimedean tiling. Here, we prove that the graphs presented by Chang and Yuan are not optimal by constructing such graphs of sufficiently smaller orders. The problem of finding nonconcurrent longest paths in Archimedean tessellations refers to finding paths in a lattice such that the paths do not overlap or intersect with each other and are as long as possible. The complexity of embedding graph is still unknown. This problem can be challenging because it requires finding paths that are both long and do not intersect, which can be difficult due to the constraints of the lattice structure.

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An Optimization Ranking Approach Based on Weighted Citation Networks and P-Rank Algorithm

Evaluating scientific articles has always been a challenging task, made even more difficult by the constantly evolving citation networks. Despite numerous attempts at solving this problem, most existing approaches fail to consider the link relationships within the citation network, which can often result in biased evaluation results. To overcome this limitation, we present an optimization ranking algorithm that leverages the P-Rank algorithm and weighted citation networks to provide a more accurate article ranking. The proposed approach employs two hyperbolic tangent functions to calculate the corresponding age of articles and the number of citations, while also updating the link relationships of each paper node in the citation network. We validate the effectiveness of the proposed approach using three evaluation indicators and conduct experiments on three public datasets. The obtained experimental results demonstrate that the optimization article ranking method can achieve competitive performance when compared to other unweighted ranking algorithms. In addition, we note that the optimal Spearman’s rank correlation and robustness can all be achieved by using a combination of the following parameters: , , and .

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Decision-Making Techniques Based on q-Rung Orthopair Probabilistic Hesitant Fuzzy Information: Application in Supply Chain Financing

The influence of COVID-19 on individuals, businesses, and corporations is indisputable. Many markets, particularly financial markets, have been severely shaken and have suffered significant losses. Significant issues have arisen in supply chain networks, particularly in terms of financing. The COVID-19 consequences had a significant effect on supply chain financing (SCF), which is responsible for finance supply chain components and improved supply chain performance. The primary source of supply chain financing is financial providers. Among financial providers, the banking sector is referred to as the primary source of financing. Any hiccup in the banking operational systems can have a massive influence on the financing process. In this study, we attempted to comprehend the key consequences of the COVID-19 epidemic and how to mitigate COVID-19’s impact on Pakistan’s banking industry. For this, three extended hybrid approaches which consists of TOPSIS, VIKOR, and Grey are established to address the uncertainty in supply chain finance under q-rung orthopair probabilistic hesitant fuzzy environment with unknown weight information of decision-making experts as well as the criteria. The study is split into three parts. First, the novel q-rung orthopair probabilistic hesitant fuzzy (qROPHF) entropy measure is established using generalized distance measure under qROPHF information to determine the unknown weights information of the attributes. The second part consists of three decision-making techniques (TOPSIS, VIKOR, and GRA) in the form of algorithm to tackle the uncertain information under qROPHF settings. Last part consists of a real-life case study of supply chain finance in Pakistan to analyze the effects of emergency situation of COVID-19 on Pakistani banks. Therefore, to help the government, we chose the best alternative form list of consider five alternatives (investment, government support, propositions and brands, channels, and digital and markets segments) by using proposed algorithm that minimize the effect of COVID-19 on supply chain finance of Pakistani banks. The results indicate that the proposed techniques are applicable and effective to cope with ambiguous data in decision-making challenges.

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A New Robust Adaptive Control Method for Complex Nontriangular Nonlinear Systems

The existing research studies on adaptive control frequently introduce many parameter estimations and lead to a complicated controller. This paper investigates the robust regulation issue for high-order system and plants to raise a new approach for adaptive control. Specifically, the considered system has odd system power, nontriangular form, and external disturbance. By introducing the transformations of a parameter estimation, the studied system is transformed into a new dynamic system. By employing fuzzy systems and some inequality skills, the appropriate bounds of nonlinear terms are established. Based on the adaptive method and homogeneous control, a recursive control design algorithm is provided to construct a new adaptive controller, which dominates those uncertain bounds and guarantees that the closed-loop system is semiglobally uniformly ultimately bounded (SUUB). The constructed controller employs only one adaptive law and has a much simpler form. Simulation examples verify the validness of the presented method.

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The Leakage Identification and Location of Ship Pipeline System Based on Vibration Signal Processing

The leakage of the ship’s pipeline system will bring great risks to the engine equipment and seriously threaten the vitality of the ship. In this paper, the pipeline leakage detection and localization research are carried out based on the vibration signal generated by pipeline leakage. First, the finite element model of the pipeline is constructed to obtain the variation law of the vibration signal when the pipeline leaks are carried out. Second, the vibration signal is processed based on the variational mode decomposition (VMD) and radial basis function (RBF) neural networks. The wavelet packet threshold noise reduction is conducted before signal decomposition to improve the signal-to-noise ratio. Then, the denoised signal is decomposed by VMD. The effective component is identified by analyzing the correlation coefficient between the component and the denoised signal. The center frequency and energy of the effective component are used as feature vector to train the RBF neural network to identify and locate leakage. Finally, a pipeline leakage test platform is built under laboratory conditions. After processing the data samples collected from the test, the RBF neural network is trained to identify and locate leaks. The test sample identification results show that the leak identification and localization method based on VMD-RBF has a high accuracy.

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CiteScore4.400
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