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# Search results for: impact factor

##### 3686 Cognitive Weighted Polymorphism Factor: A Comprehension Augmented Complexity Metric

**Authors:**
T. Francis Thamburaj,
A. Aloysius

**Abstract:**

**Keywords:**
Cognitive complexity metric,
cognitive weighted
polymorphism factor,
object-oriented metrics,
polymorphism factor,
software metrics.

##### 3685 Decomposing the Impact Factors of Energy Consumption of Hotel through LMDI

**Authors:**
Zongjie Du,
Shulin Sui,
Panpan Xu

**Abstract:**

**Keywords:**
Smart city,
SPIRTPAT model,
LMDI,
saving
management and control.

##### 3684 A Sufficient Condition for Graphs to Have Hamiltonian [a, b]-Factors

**Authors:**
Sizhong Zhou

**Abstract:**

Let a and b be nonnegative integers with 2 ≤ a < b, and let G be a Hamiltonian graph of order n with n ≥ (a+b−4)(a+b−2) b−2 . An [a, b]-factor F of G is called a Hamiltonian [a, b]-factor if F contains a Hamiltonian cycle. In this paper, it is proved that G has a Hamiltonian [a, b]-factor if |NG(X)| > (a−1)n+|X|−1 a+b−3 for every nonempty independent subset X of V (G) and δ(G) > (a−1)n+a+b−4 a+b−3 .

**Keywords:**
graph,
minimum degree,
neighborhood,
[a,
b]-factor,
Hamiltonian [a,
b]-factor.

##### 3683 Impact of Hard Limited Clipping Crest Factor Reduction Technique on Bit Error Rate in OFDM Based Systems

**Authors:**
Theodore Grosch,
Felipe Koji Godinho Hoshino

**Abstract:**

**Keywords:**
Bit error rate,
crest factor reduction,
OFDM,
physical layer simulation.

##### 3682 Towards a Broader Understanding of Journal Impact: Measuring Relationships between Journal Characteristics and Scholarly Impact

**Authors:**
X. Gu,
K. L. Blackmore

**Abstract:**

The impact factor was introduced to measure the quality of journals. Various impact measures exist from multiple bibliographic databases. In this research, we aim to provide a broader understanding of the relationship between scholarly impact and other characteristics of academic journals. Data used for this research were collected from Ulrich’s Periodicals Directory (Ulrichs), Cabell’s (Cabells), and SCImago Journal & Country Rank (SJR) from 1999 to 2015. A master journal dataset was consolidated via Journal Title and ISSN. We adopted a two-step analysis process to study the quantitative relationships between scholarly impact and other journal characteristics. Firstly, we conducted a correlation analysis over the data attributes, with results indicating that there are no correlations between any of the identified journal characteristics. Secondly, we examined the quantitative relationship between scholarly impact and other characteristics using quartile analysis. The results show interesting patterns, including some expected and others less anticipated. Results show that higher quartile journals publish more in both frequency and quantity, and charge more for subscription cost. Top quartile journals also have the lowest acceptance rates. Non-English journals are more likely to be categorized in lower quartiles, which are more likely to stop publishing than higher quartiles. Future work is suggested, which includes analysis of the relationship between scholars and their publications, based on the quartile ranking of journals in which they publish.

**Keywords:**
Academic journal,
acceptance rate,
impact factor,
journal characteristics.

##### 3681 Hamiltonian Factors in Hamiltonian Graphs

**Authors:**
Sizhong Zhou,
Bingyuan Pu

**Abstract:**

**Keywords:**
graph,
neighborhood,
factor,
Hamiltonian factor.

##### 3680 Constructing an Attitude Scale: Attitudes toward Violence on Televisions

**Authors:**
Göksu Gözen Citak

**Abstract:**

**Keywords:**
Attitudes toward violence,
confirmatory factor analysis,
constructing attitude scale,
exploratory factor analysis,
violence on televisions.

##### 3679 The Impact of Online Advertising on Consumer Purchase Behavior Based on Malaysian Organizations

**Authors:**
Naser Zourikalatehsamad,
Seyed Abdorreza Payambarpour,
Ibrahim Alwashali,
Zahra Abdolkarimi

**Abstract:**

**Keywords:**
Consumer purchase,
convenience,
customized
product,
cost saving,
customization,
flow theory,
mass
communication,
online advertising ads,
online advertising
measurement,
online advertising mechanism,
online intelligence
system,
self-confidence,
willingness to purchase.

##### 3678 Knowledge Management Factors Affecting the Level of Commitment

**Authors:**
Abbas Keramati,
Abtin Boostani,
Mohammad Jamal Sadeghi

**Abstract:**

This paper examines the influence of knowledge management factors on organizational commitment for employees in the oil and gas drilling industry of Iran. We determine what knowledge factors have the greatest impact on the personnel loyalty and commitment to the organization using collected data from a survey of over 300 full-time personnel working in three large companies active in oil and gas drilling industry of Iran. To specify the effect of knowledge factors in the organizational commitment of the personnel in the studied organizations, the Principal Component Analysis (PCA) is used. Findings of our study show that the factors such as knowledge and expertise, in-service training, the knowledge value and the application of individuals’ knowledge in the organization as the factor “learning and perception of personnel from the value of knowledge within the organization” has the greatest impact on the organizational commitment. After this factor, “existence of knowledge and knowledge sharing environment in the organization”; “existence of potential knowledge exchanging in the organization”; and “organizational knowledge level” factors have the most impact on the organizational commitment of personnel, respectively.

**Keywords:**
Knowledge management,
organizational commitment,
loyalty,
drilling industry,
principle component analysis.

##### 3677 Studying the Theoretical and Laboratory Design of a Concrete Frame and Optimizing Its Design for Impact and Earthquake Resistance

**Authors:**
Mehrdad Azimzadeh,
Seyed Mohammadreza Jabbari,
Mohammadreza Hosseinzadeh Alherd

**Abstract:**

This paper includes experimental results and analytical studies about increasing resistance of single-span reinforced concreted frames against impact factor and their modeling according to optimization methods and optimizing the behavior of these frames under impact loads. During this study, about 30 designs for different frames were modeled and made using specialized software like ANSYS and Sap and their behavior were examined under variable impacts. Then suitable strategies were offered for frames in terms of concrete mixing in order to optimize frame modeling. To reduce the weight of the frames, we had to use fine-grained stones. After designing about eight types of frames for each type of frames, three samples were designed with the aim of controlling the impact strength parameters, and a good shape of the frame was created for the impact resistance, which was a solid frame with muscular legs, and as a bond away from each other as much as possible with a 3 degree gradient in the upper part of the beam.

**Keywords:**
Optimization,
reinforced concrete,
single-span frames,
optimization methods of impact load.

##### 3676 Analysis and Measuring Surface Roughness of Nonwovens Using Machine Vision Method

**Authors:**
Dariush Semnani,
Javad Yekrang,
Hossein Ghayoor

**Abstract:**

**Keywords:**
Surface roughness,
Nonwoven,
Machine vision,
Image processing.

##### 3675 A Review on Bearing Capacity Factor Nγ of Shallow Foundations with Different Shapes

**Authors:**
S. Taghvamanesh,
R. Ziaie Moayed

**Abstract:**

There are several methods for calculating the bearing capacity factors of foundations and retaining walls. In this paper, the bearing capacity factor Nγ (shape factor) for different types of foundation have been investigated. The formula for bearing capacity on c–φ–γ soil can still be expressed by Terzaghi’s equation except that the bearing capacity factor Nγ depends on the surcharge ratio, and friction angle φ. It is apparent that the value of Nγ increases irregularly with the friction angle of the subsoil, which leads to an excessive increment in Nγ of foundations with larger width. Also, the bearing capacity factor Nγ will significantly decrease with an increase in foundation`s width. It also should be highlighted that the effect of shape and dimension will be less noticeable with a decrease in the relative density of the soil. Hence, the bearing capacity factor Nγ relatively depends on foundation`s width, surcharge and roughness ratio. This paper presents the results of various studies conducted on the bearing capacity factor Nγ of: different types of shallow foundation and foundations with irregular geometry (ring footing, triangular footing, shell foundations and etc.) Further studies on the effect of bearing capacity factor Nγ on mat foundations and the characteristics of this factor with or without consideration for the presence of friction between soil and foundation are recommended.

**Keywords:**
Bearing capacity,
Bearing capacity factor,
irregular foundation,
shallow foundation.

##### 3674 A Comparative Study on the Impact of Global Warming of Applying Low Carbon Factor Concrete Products

**Authors:**
Su-Hyun Cho,
Chang-U Chae

**Abstract:**

Environmental impact assessment techniques have been developed as a result of the worldwide efforts to reduce the environmental impact of global warming. By using the quantification method in the construction industry, it is now possible to manage the greenhouse gas is to systematically evaluate the impact on the environment over the entire construction process. In particular, the proportion of greenhouse gas emissions at the production stage of construction material occupied is high, and efforts are needed in particular in the construction field. In this research, intended for concrete products for the construction materials, by using the LCA method, we compared the results of environmental impact assessment and carbon emissions of developing products that have been applied low-carbon technologies compared to existing products. As a results, by introducing a raw material of industrial waste, showed carbon reduction. Through a comparison of the carbon emission reduction effect of low carbon technologies, it is intended to provide academic data for the evaluation of greenhouse gases in the construction sector and the development of low carbon technologies of the future.

**Keywords:**
CO2 Emissions,
CO2 Reduction,
Ready-mixed
Concrete,
Environmental Impact Assessment.

##### 3673 LMS in Higher Education: Analysis of the Effect of a Critical Factor ‘Faculty Training’

**Authors:**
Pedro Barbosa Cabral,
Neuza Pedro,
Ana Mafalda Gonçalves

**Abstract:**

**Keywords:**
Higher Education,
Faculty Training,
LMS,
Comparative Analyses

##### 3672 Energy Efficiency Testing of Fluorescent and WOLED (White Organic LED)

**Authors:**
Hari Maghfiroh,
Harry Prabowo

**Abstract:**

WOLED is widely used as lighting for high efficacy and little power consumption. In this research, power factor testing between WOLED and fluorescent lamp to see which one is more efficient in consuming energy. Since both lamps use semiconductor components, so calculation of the power factor need to consider the effects of harmonics. Harmonic make bigger losses. The study is conducted by comparing the value of the power factor regardless of harmonics (DPF) and also by included the harmonics (TPF). The average value of DPF of fluorescent is 0.953 while WOLED is 0.972. The average value of TPF of fluorescent is 0.717 whereas WOLED is 0.933. So from the review of power factor WOLED is more energy efficient than fluorescent lamp.

**Keywords:**
Fluorescent,
harmonic,
power factor,
WOLED.

##### 3671 The Wijma Delivery Expectancy/Experience Questionnaire (W-DEQ) with Turkish Sample: Confirmatory and Exploratory Factor Analysis

**Authors:**
Oznur Korukcu,
Kamile Kukulu,
Mehmet Z. Firat

**Abstract:**

The propose of this study is to investigate the factor structures of the W-DEQ, originally developed on UK and Swedish women, were confirmed in Turkish samples, and to obtain a new modified factor structure appropriate to Turkish culture. Statistical analyses of the data obtained were performed using SPSS© for Windows version 13.0 and the SAS statistical software Version 9.1. Both confirmatory and exploratory factor analysis of W-DEQ were performed in the study. Factor analysis yielded four factors related to hope, fear, lack of positive anticipation and riskiness. The alpha estimates of the total W-DEQ score were somewhat higher, being 0.92 for the parous and 0.90 for the nulliparous sample. These are well above the accepted limit of 0.70 and indicate excellent levels of internal reliability, thus showing that the questions were appropriate to the Turkish culture and useful scale for the evaluation of fear of childbirth in Turkish pregnants.

**Keywords:**
Confirmatory factor analysis,
cross-cultural research,
exploratory factor analysis,
fear of childbirth.

##### 3670 Evaluation of Behavior Factor for Steel Moment-Resisting Frames

**Authors:**
Taïeb Branci,
Djamal Yahmi,
Abdelhamid Bouchair,
Eric Fourneley

**Abstract:**

According to current seismic codes the structures are calculated using the capacity design procedure based on the concept of shear at the base depending on several parameters including behavior factor which is considered to be the most important parameter. The behavior factor allows designing the structure when it is at its ultimate limit state taking into account its energy dissipation through its plastic deformation. The aim of the present study is to assess the basic parameters on which is composed the behavior factor among them the reduction factor due to ductility, and those due to redundancy and the overstrength for steel moment-resisting frames of different heights and regular configuration. Analyses are conducted on these frames using the nonlinear static method where the effect of some parameters on the behavior factor, such as the number of stories and the number of spans, are taken into account. The results show that the behavior factor is rather sensitive to the variation of the number of stories and bays.

**Keywords:**
Behavior,
code,
frame,
ductility,
overstrength,
redundancy,
plastic.

##### 3669 A Neighborhood Condition for Fractional k-deleted Graphs

**Authors:**
Sizhong Zhou,
Hongxia Liu

**Abstract:**

Abstract–Let k ≥ 3 be an integer, and let G be a graph of order n with n ≥ 9k +3- 42(k - 1)2 + 2. Then a spanning subgraph F of G is called a k-factor if dF (x) = k for each x ∈ V (G). A fractional k-factor is a way of assigning weights to the edges of a graph G (with all weights between 0 and 1) such that for each vertex the sum of the weights of the edges incident with that vertex is k. A graph G is a fractional k-deleted graph if there exists a fractional k-factor after deleting any edge of G. In this paper, it is proved that G is a fractional k-deleted graph if G satisfies δ(G) ≥ k + 1 and |NG(x) ∪ NG(y)| ≥ 1 2 (n + k - 2) for each pair of nonadjacent vertices x, y of G.

**Keywords:**
Graph,
minimum degree,
neighborhood union,
fractional k-factor,
fractional k-deleted graph.

##### 3668 Evaluation of Seismic Parameters and Response Modification Factor of Connections in Reduced Beam Section

**Authors:**
Elmira Tavasoli Yousef Abadi

**Abstract:**

**Keywords:**
RBS,
seismic performance,
beam-to-column connection,
ductility,
wide-flange beam.

##### 3667 A High Quality Factor Filter Based on Quasi-Periodic Photonic Structure

**Authors:**
Hamed Alipour-Banaei,
Farhad Mehdizadeh

**Abstract:**

**Keywords:**
Thue-Morse,
filter,
quality factor.

##### 3666 Affine Projection Algorithm with Variable Data-Reuse Factor

**Authors:**
ChangWoo Lee,
Young Kow Lee,
Sung Jun Ban,
SungHoo Choi,
Sang Woo Kim

**Abstract:**

This paper suggests a new Affine Projection (AP) algorithm with variable data-reuse factor using the condition number as a decision factor. To reduce computational burden, we adopt a recently reported technique which estimates the condition number of an input data matrix. Several simulations show that the new algorithm has better performance than that of the conventional AP algorithm.

**Keywords:**
Affine projection algorithm,
variable data-reuse factor,
condition number,
convergence rate,
misalignment.

##### 3665 Establishing a New Simple Formula for Buckling Length Factor (K) of Rigid Frames Columns

**Authors:**
Ehab Hasan Ahmed Hasan Ali

**Abstract:**

**Keywords:**
Buckling length,
New formula,
Curve fitting,
Simplification,
Steel column design.

##### 3664 Electron Filling Factor and Sunlight Concentration Effects on the Efficiency of Intermediate Band Solar Cell

**Authors:**
Nima Es'haghi Gorji,
Hossein Movla,
Foozieh Sohrabi,
Alireza Mottaghizadeh,
Mohammad Houshmand,
Hassan Babaei,
Arash Nikniazi

**Abstract:**

For a determined intermediate band position, the effects of electron filling factor and sunlight concentration on the active region thickness and efficiency of the quantum-dot intermediate band solar cell are calculated. For each value of electron filling factor, the maximum point of efficiency obtained and resulted in the optimum thickness of the cell under three different sunlight concentrations. We show the importance of filling factor as a parameter to be more considered. The photon recycling effect eliminated in all calculations.

**Keywords:**
Intermediate band,
Sunlight concentration,
Efficiency limits,
Electron filling factor

##### 3663 Forecasting Electricity Spot Price with Generalized Long Memory Modeling: Wavelet and Neural Network

**Authors:**
Souhir Ben Amor,
Heni Boubaker,
Lotfi Belkacem

**Abstract:**

**Keywords:**
k-factor,
GARMA,
LLWNN,
G-GARCH,
electricity price,
forecasting.

##### 3662 Mind Your Product-Market Strategy on Selecting Marketing Inputs: An Uncertainty Approach in Indian Context

**Authors:**
Susmita Ghosh,
Bhaskar Bhowmick

**Abstract:**

**Keywords:**
Uncertainty,
market,
orientation,
competitor,
demand.

##### 3661 Effect of Scarp Topography on Seismic Ground Motion

**Authors:**
Haiping Ding,
Rongchu Zhu,
Zhenxia Song

**Abstract:**

**Keywords:**
Scarp topography,
ground motion,
amplification factor,
vertical incident wave.

##### 3660 [a, b]-Factors Excluding Some Specified Edges In Graphs

**Authors:**
Sizhong Zhou,
Bingyuan Pu

**Abstract:**

Let G be a graph of order n, and let a, b and m be positive integers with 1 ≤ a<b. An [a, b]-factor of G is deﬁned as a spanning subgraph F of G such that a ≤ dF (x) ≤ b for each x ∈ V (G). In this paper, it is proved that if n ≥ (a+b−1+√(a+b+1)m−2)2−1 b and δ(G) > n + a + b − 2 √bn+ 1, then for any subgraph H of G with m edges, G has an [a, b]-factor F such that E(H)∩ E(F) = ∅. This result is an extension of thatof Egawa [2].

**Keywords:**
graph,
minimum degree,
[a,
b]-factor.

##### 3659 A Novel Forgetting Factor Recursive Least Square Algorithm Applied to the Human Motion Analysis

**Authors:**
Hadi Sadoghi Yazdi,
Mehri Sadoghi Yazdi,
Mohammad Reza Mohammadi

**Abstract:**

This paper is concerned with studying the forgetting factor of the recursive least square (RLS). A new dynamic forgetting factor (DFF) for RLS algorithm is presented. The proposed DFF-RLS is compared to other methods. Better performance at convergence and tracking of noisy chirp sinusoid is achieved. The control of the forgetting factor at DFF-RLS is based on the gradient of inverse correlation matrix. Compared with the gradient of mean square error algorithm, the proposed approach provides faster tracking and smaller mean square error. In low signal-to-noise ratios, the performance of the proposed method is superior to other approaches.

**Keywords:**
Forgetting factor,
RLS,
Inverse correlation matrix,
human motion analysis.

##### 3658 Effect of Impact Location upon Sub-Impacts between Beam and Block

**Authors:**
T. F. Jin,
X. C. Yin,
P. B. Qian

**Abstract:**

**Keywords:**
Beam,
sub-impact,
substructure,
elastic-plasticity.

##### 3657 Interest of the Sequences Pseudo Noises Codes of Different Lengths for the Reduction from the Interference between Users of CDMA Network

**Authors:**
Nerguè Kassahan Kone,
Souleymane Oumtanaga

**Abstract:**

**Keywords:**
DS-CDMA,
multiple access interference,
ratio
Signal / interference + Noise.