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  Subjects -> MANUFACTURING AND TECHNOLOGY (Total: 259 journals)
    - CERAMICS, GLASS AND POTTERY (24 journals)
    - MACHINERY (32 journals)
    - MANUFACTURING AND TECHNOLOGY (157 journals)
    - METROLOGY AND STANDARDIZATION (3 journals)
    - PACKAGING (13 journals)
    - PAINTS AND PROTECTIVE COATINGS (5 journals)
    - PLASTICS (25 journals)

MANUFACTURING AND TECHNOLOGY (157 journals)                  1 2     

3D Printing and Additive Manufacturing     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Advances in Adaptive Data Analysis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Advances in Manufacturing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Advances in Manufacturing Science and Technology     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
American Journal of Applied Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 29)
American Journal of Nanotechnology     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
American Journal of Sensor Technology     Open Access  
Appita Journal: Journal of the Technical Association of the Australian and New Zealand Pulp and Paper Industry     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Applied Ergonomics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
Asia Pacific Biotech News     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Asian Journal of Applied Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Australian Journal of Learning Difficulties     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Australian TAFE Teacher     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Bharatiya Vaigyanik evam Audyogik Anusandhan Patrika (BVAAP)     Open Access  
Biotechnology     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Biotechnology Progress     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20)
Building Service Engineering Research and Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Bulletin of Science, Technology & Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
CATTECH     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Centaurus     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Circuit World     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Cold Regions Science and Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Comparative Technology Transfer and Society     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Components, Packaging and Manufacturing Technology, IEEE Transactions on     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Composites Science and Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 52)
Comprehensive Therapy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Control Theory and Informatics     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Cryoletters     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Design Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
East Asian Science, Technology and Society: An International Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Economics of Innovation and New Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Emerging Materials Research     Hybrid Journal  
Environmental Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Fibers     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Fibers and Polymers     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
foresight     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
FORMakademisk     Open Access  
Futures     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Gender, Technology and Development     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Green Materials     Hybrid Journal  
History and Technology: An International Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Magazine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
IETE Journal of Research     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
IETE Technical Review     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Indian Journal of Radio & Space Physics (IJRSP)     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Informaci√≥n Tecnol√≥gica     Open Access  
Innovation: Management, Policy & Practice     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12)
Innovation: The European Journal of Social Science Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Innovations : Technology, Governance, Globalization     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Integrating Materials and Manufacturing Innovation     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
International Journal of Advanced Design and Manufacturing Technology     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
International Journal of Automation and Logistics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Bifurcation and Chaos     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Biomedical Nanoscience and Nanotechnology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
International Journal of Business and Systems Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of CAD/CAM     Open Access  
International Journal of Critical Infrastructure Protection     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
International Journal of Design     Open Access   (Followers: 14)
International Journal of e-Business Management     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of Energy Technology and Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
International Journal of Experimental Design and Process Optimisation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
International Journal of Information Acquisition     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Innovation and Technology Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
International Journal of Innovation Science     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
International Journal of Intelligent Transportation Systems Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
International Journal of Law and Information Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
International Journal of Learning Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
International Journal of Manufacturing Engineering     Open Access  
International Journal of Manufacturing, Materials, and Mechanical Engineering     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
International journal of materials research. IJMR     Full-text available via subscription  
International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
International Journal of Nano and Biomaterials     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
International Journal of Physical Modelling in Geotechnics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
International Journal of Planning and Scheduling     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Production Management and Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of Quality and Innovation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
International Journal of Quality Engineering and Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of Service and Computing Oriented Manufacturing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Social and Humanistic Computing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
International Journal of System of Systems Engineering     Hybrid Journal  
International Journal of Technoentrepreneurship     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Technological Learning, Innovation and Development     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
International Journal of Technology and Design Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
International Journal of Technology and Globalisation     Hybrid Journal  
International Journal of Technology Intelligence and Planning     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Technology Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of Technology Marketing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
International Journal of Technology Transfer and Commercialisation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Technology, Policy and Management     Hybrid Journal  
International Journal of Vehicle Autonomous Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Vehicle Design     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
ISRN Metallurgy     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
ITL - International Journal of Applied Linguistics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Journal for Manufacturing Science and Production     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Journal for New Generation Sciences     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Analytical Science & Technology     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Journal of Applied Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Journal of Control & Instrumentation     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Control Theory and Applications     Hybrid Journal  
Journal of Design Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)

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Journal Cover Journal of Applied Sciences
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     ISSN (Print) 1812-5654 - ISSN (Online) 1812-5662
     Published by Asian Network for Scientific Information (ANSInet) Homepage  [30 journals]   [SJR: 0.351]   [H-I: 16]
  • Combined Use of Electrical and Flow Parameters for Hydrogeological
           Characterization of Piedmont Aquifers in the Basement Complex

    • Abstract: This study is an attempt to clarify and understand the structure of the basement, aquifer behavior and to determine the parameters that influence the productivity of drillings in the piedmont region in the Far North of Cameroun, with the optics to guide future hydraulic campaigns in similar regions of the World. The data used are the vertical electrical soundings collected during geophysical surveys and parameters identified during the drilling works. The analysis and the interpretation of qualitative and quantitative data have highlighted terrain models and two types of aquifer, one on the surface alluvium and another in the deep aquifer of the fissured/factured basement horizons. The statistical analysis of the boreholes productivity has permitted to conclude that: the depth of drilling is not the guarantee of a high flow rate; in the alluvium or alterite formation, they flow rate increases with the thicknesses between 1 to 35 m and decrease for higher thicknesses; while in fissured aquifer significant water arrivals are only observed in the first 15 m of the fissured/fractured rock; The extreme variability of flows observed around neighboring boreholes, emphasizes the discontinuous nature of these aquifers.
      PubDate: 22 November, 2014
       
  • Mediating Influence of Collaboration on the Relationship Between
           Leadership Styles and Employee Engagement among Generation Y Officials in
           Malaysian Public Sector

    • Abstract: The purpose of this study is to analyse employee engagement and leadership styles and to seek the influence of collaboration as a mediating factor. This is a quantitative study and the data were collected through a questionnaire that was distributed to 400 respondents from the government officers who are working in the ministries level in Federal Territory of Putrajaya. Two hundred forty three responded to the given questionnaire. The data was then analysed using structural equation modelling. The major results of this study are: (1) There is a significant effects of leadership styles on collaboration (2) There is a significant effects of collaboration on employee engagement and (3) Collaboration mediates the relationship between leadership styles and employee engagement. The present study has a significant impact to the body of knowledge on employee engagement.
      PubDate: 22 November, 2014
       
  • Extreme Learning Machine for the Classification of Rainfall and
           Thunderstorm

    • Abstract: Forecasting rainfall and thunderstorm is one of the important requirements for planning and management of many applications, including, agriculture, flood and traffic. Considering the relevance and importance of the study, this research study aims at classification of rainfall and thunderstorm. There are various classifiers available but not limited to, Support Vector Machine (SVM), Artificial Neural Network (ANN), K-Nearest Neighbourhood classier (KNN), Adaboost, etc. Recently Dr. G.B. Huang suggested and proposed an efficient classifier based on single layer feedforward Neural Network called as Extreme Learning Machine (ELM) which is extremely powerful to be an Universal classifier. Hence, this study focuses on the classification of rainfall and thunderstorm. The results of the classification using ELM show a classification accuracy of 87.69% which is much better when compared to the results of other classifiers, namely, SVM and ANN. Hence, ELM can be considered as a good classifier for the classification of rainfall and thunderstorm.
      PubDate: 22 November, 2014
       
  • Characterisation of Polymer Material Using I-Kaz™ Analysis Method
           under Impact Hammer Excitation Technique

    • Abstract: During the design and engineering applications, the characteristics of the material are regarded as one of the most significant aspects of the process. This is to prevent any component or structure failure. This study employs the implementation of a newly devised method for characterising the property of a material based on the non-destructive testing concept which uses vibrational signals. Experimental procedure was carried out by elastically triggering a specimen using an impact hammer following ASTM C 1259-01 standard within the specific range of impact force. The polymer material specimen tested were of four types: Polycarbonate (PC), Polyoxymethylene (POM), Polyvinyl chloride (PVC) and Cast nylon (MC). Data obtained involved three forms of signals which are vibrational signals recorded by accelerometer sensor, the vibration signal recorded by piezofilm sensor and the impact force signal using the impact hammer. An alternative statistical analysis of Integrated Kurtosis-Based Algorithm for Z-Filter (I-kaz™) method was used to analyse and interpret the time domain of vibrational signal obtained from the experiment. The results are two correlation processes between the material properties (Bulk modulus and hardness-Vickers) and the I-kaz™, Z8 coefficients of vibration signal that are recorded by the piezofilm sensor and accelerometer sensor. The findings prove that there is a relationship between the I-kaz™coefficients of vibration signal and the properties of certain materials based on statistical analysis approach used in this study.
      PubDate: 22 November, 2014
       
  • Comparative Analysis of a Structural Aerospace Assembly Part and an
           Unitary Machined Part Using Uniaxial Strain Gage and FEA

    • Abstract: In this study a comparative analysis was performed between unitary piece of aluminum aerospace application (machined by removing material) and an entity composed by several parts that have the same geometrical characteristics. To verify the mechanical properties were tested by uniaxial strain gage and FEA (Finite Element Analysis) with ANSYS. According to our results, the unitary piece has a better structural behavior (structural stiffness) with a reduction of the risk of failure and in manufacturing terms it presented a reduction of required time for the production and manufacturing processes. The analysis showed that in a constant load the unitary part presented less strain (0.0329 μ with strain gage, 0.0321 μ with FEA) than the assembled part (0.0509 μ with strain gage, 0.0599 μ with FEA). These results indicate that the single piece works better in this operating condition, shown to be a structural element with greater stiffness in comparison to its counterpart assembly. However, if the work part was required not to be rigid to absorb vibrations, the assembled would be better. Regarding to the reduction of time in the production and manufacturing processes, the results showed 1.48 h for the unitary part and 3.31 h for the assembled part, reaffirming the added benefit.
      PubDate: 22 November, 2014
       
  • Analysis of the Need of Flexibility in Working Lives of Orthopaedy,
           Physiotheraphy and Rehabilitation Doctors Who Work in Universities
           Research Hospitals and Private Hospitals

    • Abstract: In today’s globalization conditions, the competitiveness of health sector is more prominent. Therefore, the physicians who actively participate in health sector have gained significant importance in terms of competition. This study examined the adaptation of orthopedists, physical therapists and rehabilitation specialists who are employed within the health sector to the working life. A total of 748 physicians from “Orthopedics, Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation” participated in the study. Cities of Istanbul, Ankara, Tekirdag, Bursa and Izmir constitute the target population of the study. A total of 58 public and private medical institutions were included. This number is the sample of the study. The study is an applied one and a questionnaire was used in the research. Reliability analysis was obtained following the general research and a coefficient of 0.963 was found after Cronbach Alpha. In addition to data obtained from the research, frequency tables, descriptive statistics, independent t test, Pearson correlation analysis, one-way variance analysis and Tukey test were utilized in the practice. It has been concluded following the research that the flextime provided to orthopedists, physical therapists and rehabilitation specialists working in training research, university and private hospitals increases the quality of life and accordingly effectiveness and performance level improves.
      PubDate: 22 November, 2014
       
  • Rheological Properties of Oxidized Bitumen with Polymer Additive

    • Abstract: In the present study rheological properties of bitumen of grade BND-90/130 obtained from crude oil of Western Siberia (Russia) by the direct oxidation method and polymer binder, obtained by adding in pure bitumen the polymer Elvaloy 4170 are investigated. Binders in initial state and after short-term aging at high and average temperatures were tested on the Dynamic Shear Rheometer (DSR) and at low temperatures after double aging-on the Bending Beam Rheometer (BBR). The obtained results showed that in all cases of testing operational properties of polymer-bitumen binder is significantly better than pure bitumen.
      PubDate: 22 November, 2014
       
  • Customers Acceptance Process and the Influence of Social Norms in the
           Dissemination of Smart TV

    • Abstract: Smart TV services, together with the digital convergence of communications and media technologies, have attracted increasing attention from researchers and practitioners in recent years. This research provided an empirical analysis about a theoretical model of attitude and reuse intention toward smart TV services, integrated technology acceptance and smart TV quality as integrated antecedents of attitude toward smart TV services and examined the relationships among social norms, attitude and reuse intention. For this, a survey of smart TV users was conducted and analyzed the data by using structural equation modeling. The results indicated that perceived usefulness and perceived ease of use had no influence on attitude but that perceived enjoyment had a positive effect on attitude. In addition, service quality, system quality and information quality had positive effects on attitude and social norms had considerable influence on reuse intention. Finally, attitude had a positive effect on reuse intention. These results have important implications for smart TV firms requiring strategic guidelines and a sustainable competitive advantage.
      PubDate: 22 November, 2014
       
  • Comparison of Work Values of Malaysian Youth in Different Contexts at
           School and University

    • Abstract: The social contexts of youth in different levels of the education system contain some differences. Youths in school are very much influenced by family orientations and peers towards work and work choices, whereas youths in colleges and universities gain wider exposure through socialization with fellow students and lecturers, administrators, external agents and through their involvement in a variety of campus activities. The exposure to different role sets and role models may engender differential influence on work values of students in schools and at universities. Although there are some researches of work values of adolescents, there are not many researches that compares youth work values across different age groups in school and university contextual settings. Yet this gap in knowledge is important if we are to examine the patterns of work values formation across different age levels and social-educational settings. This study aims to fill the gap in the knowledge of the formation of patterns of work values emerging amongst youths who are in the school setting, in comparison to those who have entered college and universities in Malaysia.
      PubDate: 22 November, 2014
       
  • Comparison of Back Propagation Neural Networks and EMD-Based Neural
           Networks in Forecasting the Three Major Asian Stock Markets

    • Abstract: Recently, applying the novel data mining techniques for financial time-series forecasting has received much research attention. However, most researches are for the US and European markets, with only a few for Asian market. This study applies Back Propagation (BP) neural networks and Empirical Mode Decomposition (EMD) based neural networks for three Asian stock markets. In this study, an EMD-based neural network ensemble learning paradigm is proposed for three Asian stock market indices forecasting. For this purpose, three forecasting models are introduced in this study as follow: ANNs, the combination of EMD and ANNs, the combination of ANNs and EMD with parallel data input, the highest price, the lowest price and the close price. The three Asian stock market indices series are first decomposed into a finite and often small number of Intrinsic Mode Functions (IMFs) by introducing EMD function. Then a three-layer feed-forward neural network model is used to model each of the extracted IMFs, so that the tendencies of these IMFs could be accurately predicted. Finally, the prediction results of all IMFs are combined with a neural network to formulate an ensemble output for the three Asian stock market indices, respectively. The present experimental results show the superiority of the third model, compared to the previous two models.
      PubDate: 22 November, 2014
       
  • MRI Brain Segmentation Using a Hybrid Artificial Bee Colony Algorithm with
           Fuzzy-C Mean Algorithm

    • Abstract: In the field of medical image processing, image segmentation plays important role in extracting significant and reliable features in order to determine the tumor regions in the Magnetic Resonance Images (MRI). Where brain image segmentation is considered as an interesting and difficult issue in this field. In this study a new automatic and intelligent clustering approach is proposed for the segmentation of brain tumor using the hybridization of Fuzzy C-mean and Artificial Bee Colony algorithms (FCMABC), in order to enhance the ability of the FCM to segment the MRI brain image, extract the appropriate number of cluster centres (tumor region) and the number of abnormal cells (multiple sclerosis lesions) in each cluster using automatic and dynamic way. A comparative analysis was conducted between the proposed algorithm and traditional FCM. The experimental results showed the efficiency of the proposed FCMABC in improving the performance of traditional FCM in terms of the clustering accuracy. Moreover, the proposed algorithm is more robust and effective against noise, when compared with the traditional FCM.
      PubDate: 22 November, 2014
       
  • Antioxidant Potential and Hepatoprotective Activity of Origanum majorana
           Leaves Extract against Oxidative Damage and Hepatotoxicity Induced by
           Pirimiphos-Methyl in Male Mice

    • Abstract: The present experiment was designed to evaluate the oxidative damage and hepatotoxicity resulting from Pirimiphos-Methyl (PM) exposure as well as the hepatoprotective potential of Origanum majorana L. leaves extract in male mice. The results revealed that Majorana leaves extract exhibited antioxidant capacity manifested by inhibitory effects on DPPH, ABTS, hydroxyl radical and reducing power in vitro. Male mice were divided into six groups of six mice each: Control group (I) extract groups (II and III) received an extract at doses of 150 and 300 mg kg-1 b.wt.; PM group (IV) received PM (12.0 mg kg-1 b.wt., 1/10 LD50) in corn oil; groups (V and VI) received PM along with the two doses of extracts. All the applications were administered via oral route for 28 consecutive days. Exposure of mice to PM caused significant changes in body and relative liver weights as well as significant increases in the activity of serum enzymes alanine aminotransferases (ALT), aspartate aminotransferases (AST), alkaline phosphatase (ALP) and lactate dehydrogenase (LDH). Also, PM induced significant decreases in the activities of hepatic superoxide dismutase (SOD), catalase (CAT) and glutathione peroxidase (GPx) and in the content of glutathione reduced (GSH), however, induced a significant increase in the level of hepatic lipid peroxidation (LPO) accompanied by histopathological alterations in liver of male mice. Co-administration of O. majorana extract to PM ameliorated the above-mentioned parameters. The ultimate effect was achieved by the highest dose of the extract. It could be concluded that PM induced oxidative damage and liver injury in male mice. However, co-administration of O. majorana leaves extract attenuated the harmful effects of PM which may be attributed to its antioxidant potential. Results indicated that O. majorana leaves could be used for therapeutic option against hepatic injuries resulting from pesticide intoxication.
      PubDate: 22 November, 2014
       
  • A Taxonomy and Survey of Distributed Computing Systems

    • Abstract: Technology is the combination of knowledge and working hard. When users want to accomplish something using special technology, they do not want to know how it works. Technologies are coming to solve and ease our complex problems. It means that users only want to employ technology without any expert skills. Distributed computing is one of the technologies that is used to solve large and complex computational problems. It is based on distributed systems to address computational problems. In this study we are going to highlight the most well-known distributed computing paradigms and explain their technology building blocks. We provide a comprehensive explanation of cloud computing, volunteer computing and also volunteer cloud computing paradigm along with their advantages and also their open issues.
      PubDate: 22 November, 2014
       
  • Instrument Development for Supply Chain Integration and Product Quality
           Relationship in Automotive Industry

    • Abstract: The automotive industry is one of the most important industrial sectors in the world. Therefore, consideration must be given to the development of collaborative activities between the automotive industry and supply chain partners to survive and succeed in recent world market. Supply chain integration can collaborate between a manufacturer and its supplier and costumer which enables firms to work together and improve product quality which is an important key competitive capability. This is why, the relationship between supply chain integration and product quality in automotive industry should receive sufficient attention from the research community. Hence, the purpose of the study is to develop and validate the supply chain integration and product quality instrument in the automotive industry. The research methodology for this study was devised based on the literature in general and survey instrument in the automotive industry in particular. The instrument were examined by using a survey conducted in Malaysian Automotive and Supplier Industry for empirical analysis. The study identified indicators of each dimension of supply chain integration; particularly customer integration supplier integration and internal integration and each dimension of product quality in supply chain; specifically design quality and conformance quality and validated a supply chain integration and product quality survey instrument. This questionnaire instrument can be used effectively in any manufacturing firm.
      PubDate: 22 November, 2014
       
  • Scaffolding Strategies for the Elder Peoples Cognitive Engagement and
           Second Language Learning

    • Abstract: This study aimed to investigate senior university teachers’ use of scaffolding strategies for enhancing elder people’s cognitive engagement and their second language learning. The main focuses of the study included, the types of scaffolding strategies used by Senior University teachers to enhance older people’s cognitive engagement and the processes of using these scaffolding strategies. From the literature review, the major findings of this study are as the following: The elder people’s cognitive engagement is classified into three categories: Attention, memory and critical thinking the elder people’s teachers’ scaffolding strategies in different ways could help older people to achieve different categories of cognitive engagement; and Senior University teachers’ perceptions of Zone of Proximal Development (ZPD) and scaffolding strategies are important for their appropriate role in assisting and cooperating with the elder people’s second language learning.
      PubDate: 22 November, 2014
       
 
 
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