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20161203T15:46:34Z

A New Bayesian Test to test for the IntractabilityCountering Hypothesis
http://hdl.handle.net/2381/38804
Title: A New Bayesian Test to test for the IntractabilityCountering Hypothesis
Authors: Chakrabarty, Dalia
Abstract: We present a new test of hypothesis in which we seek the probability of the null conditioned on the data, where the null is a simplification undertaken to counter the intractability of the more complex model, that the simpler null model is nested within. With the more complex model rendered intractable, the null model uses a simplifying assumption that capacitates the learning of an unknown parameter vector given the data. Bayes factors are shown to be known only up to a ratio of unknown datadependent constants–a problem that cannot be cured using prescriptions similar to those suggested to solve the problem caused to Bayes factor computation, by noninformative priors. Thus, a new test is needed in which we can circumvent Bayes factor computation. In this test, we undertake generation of data from the model in which the null hypothesis is true and can achieve support in the measured data for the null by comparing the marginalised posterior of the model parameter given the measured data, to that given such generated data. However, such a ratio of marginalised posteriors can confound interpretation of comparison of support in one measured data for a null, with that in another data set for a different null. Given an application in which such comparison is undertaken, we alternatively define support in a measured data set for a null by identifying the model parameters that are less consistent with the measured data than is minimally possible given the generated data, and realising that the higher the number of such parameter values, less is the support in the measured data for the null. Then, the probability of the null conditional on the data is given within an MCMCbased scheme, by marginalising the posterior given the measured data, over parameter values that are as, or more consistent with the measured data, than with the generated data. In the aforementioned application, we test the hypothesis that a galactic state space bears an isotropic geometry, where the (missing) data comprising measurements of some components of the state space vector of a sample of observed galactic particles, is implemented to Bayesianly learn the gravitational mass density of all matter in the galaxy. In lieu of an assumption about the state space being isotropic, the likelihood of the sought gravitational mass density given the data, is intractable. For a real example galaxy, we find unequal values of the probability of the null–that the host state space is isotropic–given two different data sets, implying that in this galaxy, the system state space constitutes at least two disjoint subvolumes that the two data sets respectively live in. Implementation on simulated galactic data is also undertaken, as is an empirical illustration on the wellknown Oring data, to test for the form of the thermal variation of the failure probability of the Orings.
Description: Details of the Bayesian learning of the gravitational mass density and state spacepd fof the galaxyare provided in SectionS1of the attached supplementary material. SectionS2discusses detailsof the Fully Bayesian Significance Test.
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 12:24:33 GMT
http://hdl.handle.net/2381/38804
20161202T12:24:33Z

Pattern, process, scale, and model's sensitivity: Comment on "Phase separation driven by densitydependent movement: A novel mechanism for ecological patterns" by QuanXing Liu et al.
http://hdl.handle.net/2381/38764
Title: Pattern, process, scale, and model's sensitivity: Comment on "Phase separation driven by densitydependent movement: A novel mechanism for ecological patterns" by QuanXing Liu et al.
Authors: Petrovskii, Sergei
Abstract: Spatial distribution of ecological populations is rarely homogeneous. Typically, the population density exhibits considerable variability of space, in an extreme yet not uncommon case creating a “patchy” pattern where areas of high population density alternate with areas where the population density is much lower or close to zero [1]. This phenomenon, often generically referred to as ecological patterning or ecological pattern formation, has long been a focus of interest in ecology and a number of theories and models have been developed aiming to explain it under different ecological and/or environmental conditions and on different spatial and temporal scales; see Table 1. A straightforward explanation of the heterogeneous distribution of population density relates it to the heterogeneity of the environment (e.g. to nonuniform distribution of resources) and this is indeed often the case [2]. However, a closer look reveals that this is not enough and in many cases the heterogeneity of population density is only weakly correlated to the heterogeneity of the environment [3] and [19]. Understanding that biological interactions play, on the relevant spatial and temporal scales [20], as important role in shaping the ecological patterns as the physical/chemical forcing resulted in a number of theories. The earliest one that used the idea of Turing's instability [4] was followed by several others [5], [6] and [21] including theories where pattern formation was due to a nonTuring mechanism [8] and [9] and theories where the movement behavior and/or density dependence was an essential factor [12] and [14].
Tue, 29 Nov 2016 16:09:05 GMT
http://hdl.handle.net/2381/38764
20161129T16:09:05Z

Quantifying uncertainty in partially specified biological models: How can optimal control theory help us?
http://hdl.handle.net/2381/38719
Title: Quantifying uncertainty in partially specified biological models: How can optimal control theory help us?
Authors: Adamson, M. W.; Morozov, A. Y.; Kuzenkov, O. A.
Abstract: Mathematical models in biology are highly simplified representations of a complex underlying reality and there is always a high degree of uncertainty with regards to model function specification. This uncertainty becomes critical for models in which the use of different functions fitting the same dataset can yield substantially different predictionsa property known as structural sensitivity. Thus, even if the model is purely deterministic, then the uncertainty in the model functions carries through into uncertainty in model predictions, and new frameworks are required to tackle this fundamental problem. Here, we consider a framework that uses partially specified models in which some functions are not represented by a specific form. The main idea is to project infinite dimensional function space into a lowdimensional space taking into account biological constraints. The key question of how to carry out this projection has so far remained a serious mathematical challenge and hindered the use of partially specified models. Here, we propose and demonstrate a potentially powerful technique to perform such a projection by using optimal control theory to construct functions with the specified global properties. This approach opens up the prospect of a flexible and easy to use method to fulfil uncertainty analysis of biological models.
Fri, 25 Nov 2016 09:58:35 GMT
http://hdl.handle.net/2381/38719
20161125T09:58:35Z

Piecewise quadratic approximations of arbitrary error functions for fast and robust machine learning
http://hdl.handle.net/2381/38711
Title: Piecewise quadratic approximations of arbitrary error functions for fast and robust machine learning
Authors: Gorban, A. N.; Mirkes, E. M.; Zinovyev, A.
Abstract: Most of machine learning approaches have stemmed from the application of minimizing the mean squared distance principle, based on the computationally efficient quadratic optimization methods. However, when faced with highdimensional and noisy data, the quadratic error functionals demonstrated many weaknesses including high sensitivity to contaminating factors and dimensionality curse. Therefore, a lot of recent applications in machine learning exploited properties of nonquadratic error functionals based on L1 norm or even sublinear potentials corresponding to quasinorms Lp (0<p<1). The back side of these approaches is increase in computational cost for optimization. Till so far, no approaches have been suggested to deal with arbitrary error functionals, in a flexible and computationally efficient framework. In this paper, we develop a theory and basic universal data approximation algorithms (kmeans, principal components, principal manifolds and graphs, regularized and sparse regression), based on piecewise quadratic error potentials of subquadratic growth (PQSQ potentials). We develop a new and universal framework to minimize arbitrary subquadratic error potentials using an algorithm with guaranteed fast convergence to the local or global error minimum. The theory of PQSQ potentials is based on the notion of the cone of minorant functions, and represents a natural approximation formalism based on the application of minplus algebra. The approach can be applied in most of existing machine learning methods, including methods of data approximation and regularized and sparse regression, leading to the improvement in the computational cost/accuracy tradeoff. We demonstrate that on synthetic and reallife datasets PQSQbased machine learning methods achieve orders of magnitude faster computational performance than the corresponding stateoftheart methods, having similar or better approximation accuracy.
Wed, 23 Nov 2016 17:34:11 GMT
http://hdl.handle.net/2381/38711
20161123T17:34:11Z

Rmatrix and inverse Shapovalov form
http://hdl.handle.net/2381/38710
Title: Rmatrix and inverse Shapovalov form
Authors: Mudrov, Andrey
Abstract: We construct the inverse Shapovalov form of a simple complex quantum group from its universal Rmatrix based on a generalized NagelMoshinsky approach to lowering operators. We establish a connection between this algorithm and the ABRR equation for dynamical twist.
Wed, 23 Nov 2016 17:26:21 GMT
http://hdl.handle.net/2381/38710
20161123T17:26:21Z

Evolution of adaptation mechanisms: Adaptation energy, stress, and oscillating death
http://hdl.handle.net/2381/38652
Title: Evolution of adaptation mechanisms: Adaptation energy, stress, and oscillating death
Authors: Gorban, Alexander N.; Tyukina, Tatiana A.; Smirnova, E. V.; Pokidysheva, L. I.
Abstract: In 1938, Selye proposed the notion of adaptation energy and published ‘Experimental evidence supporting the conception of adaptation energy.’ Adaptation of an animal to different factors appears as the spending of one resource. Adaptation energy is a hypothetical extensive quantity spent for adaptation. This term causes much debate when one takes it literally, as a physical quantity, i.e. a sort of energy. The controversial points of view impede the systematic use of the notion of adaptation energy despite experimental evidence. Nevertheless, the response to many harmful factors often has general nonspecific form and we suggest that the mechanisms of physiological adaptation admit a very general and nonspecific description.
We aim to demonstrate that Selye׳s adaptation energy is the cornerstone of the topdown approach to modelling of nonspecific adaptation processes. We analyze Selye׳s axioms of adaptation energy together with Goldstone׳s modifications and propose a series of models for interpretation of these axioms. Adaptation energy is considered as an internal coordinate on the ‘dominant path’ in the model of adaptation. The phenomena of ‘oscillating death’ and ‘oscillating remission’ are predicted on the base of the dynamical models of adaptation. Natural selection plays a key role in the evolution of mechanisms of physiological adaptation. We use the fitness optimization approach to study of the distribution of resources for neutralization of harmful factors, during adaptation to a multifactor environment, and analyze the optimal strategies for different systems of factors.
Mon, 21 Nov 2016 14:29:22 GMT
http://hdl.handle.net/2381/38652
20161121T14:29:22Z

The Ext algebra and a new generalisation of DKoszul algebras
http://hdl.handle.net/2381/38590
Title: The Ext algebra and a new generalisation of DKoszul algebras
Authors: Leader, Joanne; Snashall, Nicole
Abstract: We generalise Koszul and DKoszul algebras by introducing a class of graded
algebras called (D, A)stacked algebras. We give a characterisation of (D, A)stacked
algebras and show that their Ext algebra is finitely generated as an algebra in degrees
0, 1, 2 and 3. In the monomial case, we give an explicit description of the Ext algebra
by quiver and relations, and show that the ideal of relations has a quadratic Gr¨obner
basis; this enables us to give a regrading of the Ext algebra under which the regraded
Ext algebra is a Koszul algebra.
Description: 2010 Mathematics Subject Classification. 16G20, 16S37, 16E30 12 Month embargo from publication.
Wed, 16 Nov 2016 15:48:30 GMT
http://hdl.handle.net/2381/38590
20161116T15:48:30Z

Mechanism of chain collapse of strongly charged polyelectrolytes
http://hdl.handle.net/2381/38580
Title: Mechanism of chain collapse of strongly charged polyelectrolytes
Authors: Tom, A. M.; Vemparala, S.; Rajesh, R.; Brilliantov, Nikolai V.
Abstract: We perform extensive molecular dynamics simulations of a charged polymer in a good solvent in the regime where the chain is collapsed. We analyze the dependence of the gyration radius Rg on the reduced Bjerrum length ℓB and find two different regimes. In the first one, called a weak electrostatic regime, Rg∼ℓ−1/2B, which is consistent only with the predictions of the counterionfluctuation theory. In the second one, called a strong electrostatic regime, we find Rg∼ℓ−1/5B. To explain the novel regime we modify the counterionfluctuation theory.
Description: The simulations were carried out on the supercomputing
machines Annapurna, Nandadevi, and Satpura at The
Institute of Mathematical Sciences.
Wed, 16 Nov 2016 10:28:02 GMT
http://hdl.handle.net/2381/38580
20161116T10:28:02Z

On the stability of the BEK family of rotating boundarylayer flows for powerlaw fluids
http://hdl.handle.net/2381/38547
Title: On the stability of the BEK family of rotating boundarylayer flows for powerlaw fluids
Authors: Abdulameer, M. A.; Griffiths, P. T.; Alveroğlu, B.; Garrett, Stephen J.
Abstract: We consider the convective instability of the BEK family of rotating boundarylayer flows for shearthinning powerlaw fluids. The Bödewadt, Ekman and von Kármán flows are particular cases within this family. A linear stability analysis is conducted using a Chebyshev polynomial method in order to investigate the effect of shearthinning fluids on the convective type I (inviscid crossflow) and type II (viscous streamline curvature) modes of instability. The results reveal that an increase in shearthinning has a universal stabilising effect across the entire BEK family. Our results are presented in terms of neutral curves, growth rates and an analysis of the energy balance. The newlyderived governing equations for both the steady mean flow and unsteady perturbation equations are given in full.
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Tue, 15 Nov 2016 10:42:43 GMT
http://hdl.handle.net/2381/38547
20161115T10:42:43Z

Viscous modes within the compressible boundarylayer flow due to a broad rotating cone
http://hdl.handle.net/2381/38514
Title: Viscous modes within the compressible boundarylayer flow due to a broad rotating cone
Authors: Towers, P. D.; Hussain, Z.; Griffiths, P. T.; Garrett, S. J.
Abstract: We investigate the effects of compressibility and wall cooling on the stationary, viscous (Type II) instability mode within the 3D boundary layer over rotating cones with halfangle greater than 40°. The stationary mode is characterised by zero shear stress at the wall and a tripledeck solution is presented in the isothermal case. Asymptotic solutions are obtained which describe the structure of the wavenumber and the orientation of this mode as a function of local Mach number. It is found that a stationary mode is possible only over a finite range of local Mach number. Our conclusions are entirely consistent with the results of Seddougui 1990, A nonlinear investigation of the stability models of instability of the trheedimensional Compresible boundary layer due to a rotating disc Q. J. Mech. Appl. Math., 43, pt. 4. It is suggested that wall cooling has a significant stabilising effect, while reducing the halfangle is marginally destabilising. Solutions are presented for air.
Description: Author confirmed manuscript is postprint.
Mon, 14 Nov 2016 14:26:08 GMT
http://hdl.handle.net/2381/38514
20161114T14:26:08Z

Discontinuous Galerkin methods for fast reactive mass transfer through semipermeable membranes
http://hdl.handle.net/2381/38467
Title: Discontinuous Galerkin methods for fast reactive mass transfer through semipermeable membranes
Authors: Cangiani, Andrea; Georgoulis, Emmanuil H.; Jensen, M.
Abstract: A discontinuous Galerkin (dG) method for the numerical solution of initial/boundary value multicompartment partial differential equation (PDE) models, interconnected with interface conditions, is analysed. The study of interface problems is motivated by models of mass transfer of solutes through semipermeable membranes. The case of fast reactions is also included. More specifically, a model problem consisting of a system of semilinear parabolic advection–diffusion–reaction partial differential equations in each compartment with only local Lipschitz conditions on the nonlinear reaction terms, equipped with respective initial and boundary conditions, is considered. General nonlinear interface conditions modelling selective permeability, congestion and partial reflection are applied to the compartment interfaces. The interior penalty dG method for this problem, presented recently, is analysed both in the spacediscrete and in fully discrete settings for the case of, possibly, fast reactions. The a priori analysis shows that the method yields optimal a priori bounds, provided the exact solution is sufficiently smooth. Numerical experiments indicate agreement with the theoretical bounds.
Fri, 11 Nov 2016 15:23:03 GMT
http://hdl.handle.net/2381/38467
20161111T15:23:03Z

Conforming and nonconforming virtual element methods for elliptic problems
http://hdl.handle.net/2381/38460
Title: Conforming and nonconforming virtual element methods for elliptic problems
Authors: Cangiani, Andrea; Manzini, G.; Sutton, Oliver J.
Abstract: We present in a unified framework new conforming and nonconforming Virtual Element Methods (VEM) for general second order elliptic problems in two and three dimensions. The differential operator is split into its symmetric and nonsymmetric parts and conditions for stability and accuracy on their discrete counterparts are established. These conditions are shown to lead to optimal $H^1$ and $L^2$error estimates, confirmed by numerical experiments on a set of polygonal meshes. The accuracy of the numerical approximation provided by the two methods is shown to be comparable.
Fri, 11 Nov 2016 14:31:40 GMT
http://hdl.handle.net/2381/38460
20161111T14:31:40Z

Optimal Bounds for the Variance of SelfIntersection Local Times
http://hdl.handle.net/2381/38406
Title: Optimal Bounds for the Variance of SelfIntersection Local Times
Authors: Deligiannidis, G.; Utev, Sergey
Abstract: For a Zdvalued random walk (Sn)n N0, let l(n,x) be its local time at the site x Zd. For α N, define the αfold selfintersection local time as Ln(α) xl(n,x)α. Also let LnSRW(α) be the corresponding quantities for the simple random walk in Zd. Without imposing any moment conditions, we show that the variance of the selfintersection local time of any genuinely ddimensional random walk is bounded above by the corresponding quantity for the simple symmetric random walk; that is, var(Ln(α))=O(var (LnSRW(α))). In particular, for any genuinely ddimensional random walk, with d≥4, we have var (Ln(α))=O(n). On the other hand, in dimensions d≤3 we show that if the behaviour resembles that of simple random walk, in the sense that lim infn→∞var Lnα/var(LnSRW(α))>0, then the increments of the random walk must have zero mean and finite second moment.
Wed, 09 Nov 2016 10:30:23 GMT
http://hdl.handle.net/2381/38406
20161109T10:30:23Z

Multiserial and special multiserial algebras and their representations
http://hdl.handle.net/2381/38391
Title: Multiserial and special multiserial algebras and their representations
Authors: Green, E. L.; Schroll, Sibylle
Abstract: In this paper we study multiserial and special multiserial algebras. These algebras are a natural generalization of biserial and special biserial algebras to algebras of wild representation type. We define a module to be multiserial if its radical is the sum of uniserial modules whose pairwise intersection is either 0 or a simple module. We show that all finitely generated modules over a special multiserial algebra are multiserial. In particular, this implies that, in analogy to special biserial algebras being biserial, special multiserial algebras are multiserial. We then show that the class of symmetric special multiserial algebras coincides with the class of Brauer configuration algebras, where the latter are a generalization of Brauer graph algebras. We end by showing that any symmetric algebra with radical cube zero is special multiserial and so, in particular, it is a Brauer configuration algebra.
Description: MSC 16G20; 16G20; 16D10; 16D50
Tue, 08 Nov 2016 12:14:39 GMT
http://hdl.handle.net/2381/38391
20161108T12:14:39Z

Revisiting Brownian motion as a description of animal movement: a comparison to experimental movement data
http://hdl.handle.net/2381/38376
Title: Revisiting Brownian motion as a description of animal movement: a comparison to experimental movement data
Authors: Bearup, Daniel; Benefer, Carly M.; Petrovskii, Sergei V.; Blackshaw, Rod P.
Abstract: Summary:
1. Characterization of patterns of animal movement is a major challenge in ecology with applications to conservation, biological invasions and pest monitoring. Brownian random walks, and diffusive flux as their mean field counterpart, provide one framework in which to consider this problem. However, it remains subject to debate and controversy. This study presents a test of the diffusion framework using movement data obtained from controlled experiments.
2. Walking beetles (Tenebrio molitor) were released in an open circular arena with a central hole and the number of individuals falling from the arena edges was monitored over time. These boundary counts were compared, using curve fitting, to the predictions of a diffusion model. The diffusion model is solved precisely, without using numerical simulations.
3. We find that the shape of the curves derived from the diffusion model is a close match to those found experimentally. Furthermore, in general, estimates of the total population obtained from the relevant solution of the diffusion equation are in excellent agreement with the experimental population. Estimates of the dispersal rate of individuals depend on how accurately the initial release distribution is incorporated into the model.
4. We therefore show that diffusive flux is a very good approximation to the movement of a population of Tenebrio molitor beetles. As such, we suggest that it is an adequate theoretical/modelling framework for ecological studies that account for insect movement, although it can be context specific. An immediate practical application of this can be found in the interpretation of trap counts, in particular for the purpose of pest monitoring.
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Tue, 08 Nov 2016 09:51:19 GMT
http://hdl.handle.net/2381/38376
20161108T09:51:19Z

Twisted Hochschild homology and MacLane homology
http://hdl.handle.net/2381/38305
Title: Twisted Hochschild homology and MacLane homology
Authors: Pirashvili, Teimuraz
Abstract: We prove that Hi.A; ˆ.A// D 0, i > 0. Here A is a commutative algebra over the
prime field Fp of characteristic p > 0 and ˆ.A/ is A considered as a bimodule,
where the left multiplication is the usual one, while the right multiplication is given
via Frobenius endomorphism and H denotes the Hochschild homology over Fp . This
result has implications in Mac Lane homology theory. Among other results, we prove
that HML .A; T / D 0, provided A is an algebra over a field K of characteristic p >0
and T is a strict homogeneous polynomial functor of degree d with 1<d <Card.K/.
Mon, 31 Oct 2016 15:53:14 GMT
http://hdl.handle.net/2381/38305
20161031T15:53:14Z

Longterm transients and complex dynamics of a stagestructured population with time delay and the Allee effect
http://hdl.handle.net/2381/38197
Title: Longterm transients and complex dynamics of a stagestructured population with time delay and the Allee effect
Authors: Morozov, A. Y.; Banerjee, M.; Petrovskii, Sergei V.
Abstract: Traditionally, mathematical modeling in population ecology is mainly focused on asymptotic behavior of the model, i.e. as given by the system attractors. Recently, however, transient regimes and especially longterm transients have been recognized as playing a crucial role in the dynamics of ecosystems. In particular, longterm transients are a potential explanation of ecological regime shifts, when an apparently healthy population suddenly collapses and goes extinct. In this paper, we show that the interplay between delay in maturation and a strong Allee effect can result in longterm transients in a single species system. We first derive a simple ‘conceptual’ model of the population dynamics that incorporates both a strong Allee effect and maturation delay. Unlike much of the previous work, our approach is not empirical since our model is derived from basic principles. We show that the model exhibits a high complexity in its asymptotic dynamics including multiperiodic and chaotic attractors. We then show the existence of longterm transient dynamics in the system, when the population size oscillates for a long time between locally stable stationary states before it eventually settles either at the persistence equilibrium or goes extinct. The parametric space of the model is found to have a complex structure with the basins of attraction corresponding to the persistence and extinction states being of a complicated shape. This impedes the prediction of the eventual fate of the population, as a small variation in the maturation delay or the initial population size can either bring the population to extinction or ensure its persistence.
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Wed, 12 Oct 2016 10:23:36 GMT
http://hdl.handle.net/2381/38197
20161012T10:23:36Z

hpVersion discontinuous Galerkin methods for advectiondiffusionreaction problems on polytopic meshes
http://hdl.handle.net/2381/38016
Title: hpVersion discontinuous Galerkin methods for advectiondiffusionreaction problems on polytopic meshes
Authors: Cangiani, Andrea; Dong, Zhaonan; Georgoulis, Emmanuil H.; Houston, Paul
Abstract: We consider the hpversion interior penalty discontinuous Galerkin finite element method (DGFEM) for the numerical approximation of the advectiondiffusionreaction equation on general computational meshes consisting of polygonal/polyhedral (polytopic) elements. In particular, new hpversion a priori error bounds are derived based on a specific choice of the interior penalty parameter which allows for edge/facedegeneration. The proposed method employs elemental polynomial bases of total degree p (𝒫pbasis) defined in the physical coordinate system, without requiring the mapping from a given reference or canonical frame. Numerical experiments highlighting the performance of the proposed DGFEM are presented. In particular, we study the competitiveness of the pversion DGFEM employing a 𝒫pbasis on both polytopic and tensorproduct elements with a (standard) DGFEM employing a (mapped) 𝒬pbasis. Moreover, a computational example is also presented which demonstrates the performance of the proposed hpversion DGFEM on general agglomerated meshes.
Tue, 30 Aug 2016 15:11:03 GMT
http://hdl.handle.net/2381/38016
20160830T15:11:03Z

Kriging metamodel assisted calibration of computational fluid dynamics models
http://hdl.handle.net/2381/37745
Title: Kriging metamodel assisted calibration of computational fluid dynamics models
Authors: Kajero, Olumayowa T.; Thorpe, Rex B.; Chen, Tao; Wang, Bo; Yao, Yuan
Abstract: Computational fluid dynamics (CFD) is a simulation technique widely used in chemical and process engineering applications. However, computation has become a bottleneck when calibration of CFD models with experimental data (also known as model parameter estimation) is needed. In this research, the kriging metamodelling approach (also termed Gaussian process) was coupled with expected improvement (EI) to address this challenge. A new EI measure was developed for the sum of squared errors (SSE) which conforms to a generalised chisquare distribution and hence existing normal distributionbased EI measures are not applicable. The new EI measure is to suggest the CFD model parameter to simulate with, hence minimising SSE and improving match between simulation and experiments. The usefulness of the developed method was demonstrated through a case study of a singlephase flow in both a straighttype and a convergentdivergenttype annular jet pump, where a single model parameter was calibrated with experimental data.
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Tue, 14 Jun 2016 11:09:22 GMT
http://hdl.handle.net/2381/37745
20160614T11:09:22Z

Delay driven spatiotemporal chaos in single species population dynamics models
http://hdl.handle.net/2381/37594
Title: Delay driven spatiotemporal chaos in single species population dynamics models
Authors: Petrovskiy, Sergei; Jankovic, Masha; Banerjee, Malay
Abstract: Questions surrounding the prevalence of complex population dynamics form one of the central themes in ecology. Limit cycles and spatiotemporal chaos are examples that have been widely recognised theoretically, although their importance and applicability to natural populations remains debatable. The ecological processes underlying such dynamics are thought to be numerous, though there seems to be consent as to delayed density dependence being one of the main driving forces. Indeed, time delay is a common feature of many ecological systems and can significantly influence population dynamics. In general, time delays may arise from inter and intraspecific trophic interactions or population structure, however in the context of single species populations they are linked to more intrinsic biological phenomena such as gestation or resource regeneration. In this paper, we consider theoretically the spatiotemporal dynamics of a single species population using two different mathematical formulations. Firstly, we revisit the diffusive logistic equation in which the per capita growth is a function of some specified delayed argument. We then modify the model by incorporating a spatial convolution which results in a biologically more viable integrodifferential model. Using the combination of analytical and numerical techniques, we investigate the effect of time delay on pattern formation. In particular, we show that for sufficiently large values of time delay the system’s dynamics are indicative to spatiotemporal chaos. The chaotic dynamics arising in the wake of a travelling population front can be preceded by either a plateau corresponding to dynamical stabilisation of the unstable equilibrium or by periodic oscillations.
Wed, 18 May 2016 12:05:18 GMT
http://hdl.handle.net/2381/37594
20160518T12:05:18Z

How animals move along? Exactly solvable model of superdiffusive spread resulting from animal's decision making
http://hdl.handle.net/2381/37591
Title: How animals move along? Exactly solvable model of superdiffusive spread resulting from animal's decision making
Authors: Petrovskiy, Sergei V.; Tilles, Paulo F. C.
Abstract: Patterns of individual animal movement have been a focus of considerable attention recently. Of particular interest is a question how different macroscopic properties of animal dispersal result from the stochastic processes occurring on the microscale of the individual behavior. In this paper, we perform a comprehensive analytical study of a model where the animal changes the movement velocity as a result of its behavioral response to environmental stochasticity. The stochasticity is assumed to manifest itself through certain signals, and the animal modifies its velocity as a response to the signals. We consider two different cases, i.e. where the change in the velocity is or is not correlated to its current value. We show that in both cases the early, transient stage of the animal movement is superdiffusive, i.e. ballistic. The largetime asymptotic behavior appears to be diffusive in the uncorrelated case but superballistic in the correlated case. We also calculate analytically the dispersal kernel of the movement and show that, whilst it converge to a normal distribution in the largetime limit, it possesses a fatter tail during the transient stage, i.e. at early and intermediate time. Since the transients are known to be highly relevant in ecology, our findings may indicate that the fat tails and superdiffusive spread that are sometimes observed in the movement data may be a feature of the transitional dynamics rather than an inherent property of the animal movement.
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Wed, 18 May 2016 11:50:36 GMT
http://hdl.handle.net/2381/37591
20160518T11:50:36Z

On a fixed point theorem of Greguš
http://hdl.handle.net/2381/37550
Title: On a fixed point theorem of Greguš
Authors: Fisher, Brian; Sessa, S.
Abstract: We consider two selfmaps T and I of a closed convex subset C of a Banach space X which are weakly commuting in X, i.e.
‖TIx−ITx‖≤‖Ix−Tx‖ for any x in X,
and satisfy the inequality
‖Tx−Ty‖≤a‖Ix−Iy‖+(1−a)max{‖Tx−Ix‖,‖Ty−Iy‖}
for all x, y in C, where 0<a<1. It is proved that if I is linear and nonexpansive in C and such that IC contains TC, then T and I have a unique common fixed point in C.
Fri, 13 May 2016 14:33:57 GMT
http://hdl.handle.net/2381/37550
20160513T14:33:57Z

On common fixed points of weakly commuting mappings and setvalued mappings
http://hdl.handle.net/2381/37549
Title: On common fixed points of weakly commuting mappings and setvalued mappings
Authors: Sessa, S.; Fisher, B.
Abstract: Our main theorem establishes the uniqueness of the common fixed point of two setvalued mappings and of two singlevalued mappings defined on a complete metric space, under a contractive condition and a weak commutativity concept. This improves a theorem of the second author.
Fri, 13 May 2016 14:30:09 GMT
http://hdl.handle.net/2381/37549
20160513T14:30:09Z

On a fixed point theorem of Pathak
http://hdl.handle.net/2381/37548
Title: On a fixed point theorem of Pathak
Authors: Fisher, Brian
Abstract: It is shown that the continuity of the mapping in Pathak's fixed point theorem for normed spaces is not necessary.
Fri, 13 May 2016 14:25:52 GMT
http://hdl.handle.net/2381/37548
20160513T14:25:52Z

Common fixed point theorems for compatible mappings
http://hdl.handle.net/2381/37547
Title: Common fixed point theorems for compatible mappings
Authors: Taş, K.; Telci, M.; Fisher, Brian
Abstract: By using a compatibility condition due to Jungck we establish some common fixed point theorems for four mappings on complete and compact metric spaces These results also generalize a theorem of Sharma and Sahu.
Fri, 13 May 2016 14:22:20 GMT
http://hdl.handle.net/2381/37547
20160513T14:22:20Z

Coincidence theorems for nonlinear hybrid contractions
http://hdl.handle.net/2381/37546
Title: Coincidence theorems for nonlinear hybrid contractions
Authors: Cho, Y. J.; Fisher, B.; Genga, G. S.
Abstract: In this paper, we give some common fixed point theorems for singlevalued mappings and multivalued mappings satisfying a rational inequality. Our theorems generalize some results of B. Fisher, M. L. Diviccaro et al. and V. Popa.
Fri, 13 May 2016 14:18:00 GMT
http://hdl.handle.net/2381/37546
20160513T14:18:00Z

Related fixed point theorems on two complete and compact metric spaces
http://hdl.handle.net/2381/37544
Title: Related fixed point theorems on two complete and compact metric spaces
Authors: Namdeo, R. K.; Tiwari, N. K.; Fisher, B.; Taş, K.
Abstract: A new related fixed point theorem on two complete metric spaces is obtained. A generalization is given for two compact metric spaces.
Fri, 13 May 2016 14:12:57 GMT
http://hdl.handle.net/2381/37544
20160513T14:12:57Z

A note on commutativity of nonassociative rings
http://hdl.handle.net/2381/37543
Title: A note on commutativity of nonassociative rings
Authors: Khan, M. S. S.
Abstract: A theorem on commutativity of nonassociate ring is given.
Fri, 13 May 2016 14:06:58 GMT
http://hdl.handle.net/2381/37543
20160513T14:06:58Z

A Generalization of Prešić Type Mappings in MetricLike Spaces
http://hdl.handle.net/2381/37541
Title: A Generalization of Prešić Type Mappings in MetricLike Spaces
Authors: Shukla, S.; Fisher, Brian
Abstract: We generalize the result of Prešić in metriclike spaces by proving some common fixed point theorems for Prešić type mappings in metriclike spaces. An example is given which shows that the generalization is proper.
Fri, 13 May 2016 13:19:06 GMT
http://hdl.handle.net/2381/37541
20160513T13:19:06Z

Phacoemulsification Surgery in Eyes with Neovascular AgeRelated Macular Degeneration
http://hdl.handle.net/2381/37538
Title: Phacoemulsification Surgery in Eyes with Neovascular AgeRelated Macular Degeneration
Authors: Grixti, A.; Papavasileiou, E.; Cortis, Dominic; Kumar, B. V.; Prasad, S.
Abstract: Purpose. To evaluate the visual outcomes and effect of phacoemulsification surgery on the progression of neovascular agerelated macular degeneration (AMD). Methods. Retrospective, noncomparative, and interventional case series. Thirty eyes from 29 subjects with neovascular AMD treated with intravitreal antivascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) injections who underwent phacoemulsification and had a postsurgery followup of 6 months were included. LogMAR best corrected visual acuity (BCVA) was assessed preoperatively; 1 month, 3 months, and 6 months postoperatively; and finally at the last visit. The frequency of antiVEGF therapy, calculated as the number of intravitreal injections per month, and central macular thickness (CMT) before and after cataract surgery were determined. Results. Median (range) logMAR BCVA was 0.69 (0.16 to 1.32) preoperatively; 0.55 (−0.04 to 1.32) at 1 month, 0.52 (−0.1 to 1.32) at 3 months, and 0.50 (0.0 to 1.32) at 6 months postoperatively; and 0.6 (0.0 to 1.4) at final visit (P=0.0011). There was no difference in the frequency of antiVEGF injections between the immediate 6 months before and after phacoemulsification, which was equal to 0.1667 injections per month (P=0.6377). Median CMT measured 203 μm preoperatively, which temporarily increased to 238 μm at 1 month after surgery (P=0.0093) and then spontaneously returned to baseline, measuring 212.5 μm at 3 months postoperatively (P=0.3811). Conclusion. Phacoemulsification surgery significantly improved vision in patients with neovascular AMD, with no increased need for antiVEGF injections to keep the macula dry postoperatively.
Fri, 13 May 2016 11:32:13 GMT
http://hdl.handle.net/2381/37538
20160513T11:32:13Z

Tiling spaces, codimension one attractors and shape
http://hdl.handle.net/2381/37346
Title: Tiling spaces, codimension one attractors and shape
Authors: Clark, Alexander; Hunton, J.
Abstract: We establish a close relationship between, on the one hand, expanding, codimension one attractors of diffeomorphisms on closed manifolds (examples of socalled strange attractors), and, on the other, spaces which arise in the study of aperiodic tilings. We show that every such orientable attractor is homeomorphic to a tiling space of either a substitution or a projection tiling, depending on its dimension. We also demonstrate that such an attractor is shape equivalent to a (d+1)dimensional torus with a finite number of points removed, or, in the nonorientable case, to a space with a twotoone covering by such a toruslesspoints. This puts considerable constraints on the topology of codimension one attractors, and constraints on which manifolds tiling spaces may be embedded in. In the process we develop a new invariant for aperiodic tilings, which, for 1dimensional tilings is in many cases finer than the cohomological or Ktheoretic invariants studied to date.
Mon, 18 Apr 2016 11:58:33 GMT
http://hdl.handle.net/2381/37346
20160418T11:58:33Z

From Ambiguity Aversion to a Generalized Expected Utility. Modeling Preferences in a Quantum Probabilistic Framework
http://hdl.handle.net/2381/37265
Title: From Ambiguity Aversion to a Generalized Expected Utility. Modeling Preferences in a Quantum Probabilistic Framework
Authors: Aerts, D.; Sozzo, Sandro
Abstract: Ambiguity and ambiguity aversion have been widely studied in decision theory and economics both at a theoretical and an experimental level. After Ellsberg's seminal studies challenging subjective expected utility theory (SEUT), several (mainly normative) approaches have been put forward to reproduce ambiguity aversion and Ellsbergtype preferences. However, Machina and other authors have pointed out some fundamental difficulties of these generalizations of SEUT to cope with some variants of Ellsberg's thought experiments, which has recently been experimentally confirmed. Starting from our quantum modeling approach to human cognition, we develop here a general probabilistic framework to model human decisions under uncertainty. We show that our quantum theoretical model faithfully represents different sets of data collected on both the Ellsberg and the Machina paradox situations, and is flexible enough to describe different subjective attitudes with respect to ambiguity. Our approach opens the way toward a quantumbased generalization of expected utility theory (QEUT), where subjective probabilities depend on the state of the conceptual entity at play and its interaction with the decisionmaker, while preferences between acts are determined by the maximization of this 'statedependent expected utility'.
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Tue, 12 Apr 2016 11:41:18 GMT
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20160412T11:41:18Z

The centrifugal instability of the boundarylayer flow over a slender rotating cone in an enforced axial free stream
http://hdl.handle.net/2381/36986
Title: The centrifugal instability of the boundarylayer flow over a slender rotating cone in an enforced axial free stream
Authors: Hussain, Z.; Garrett, Stephen J.; Stephen, S. O.; Griffiths, Paul Travis
Abstract: In this study, a new centrifugal instability mode, which dominates within the boundarylayer flow over a slender rotating cone in still fluid, is used for the first time to model the problem within an enforced oncoming axial flow. The resulting problem necessitates an updated similarity solution to represent the basic flow more accurately than previous studies in the literature. The new mean flow field is subsequently perturbed, leading to disturbance equations that are solved via numerical and shortwavelength asymptotic approaches, yielding favourable comparisons with existing experiments. Essentially, the boundarylayer flow undergoes competition between the streamwise flow component, due to the oncoming flow, and the rotational flow component, due to effect of the spinning cone surface, which can be described mathematically in terms of a control parameter, namely the ratio of streamwise to axial flow. For a slender cone rotating in a sufficiently strong axial flow, the instability mode breaks down into Görtlertype counterrotating spiral vortices, governed by an underlying centrifugal mechanism, which is consistent with experimental and theoretical studies for a slender rotating cone in otherwise still fluid.
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Mon, 07 Mar 2016 11:36:56 GMT
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20160307T11:36:56Z

The neutral curve for stationary disturbances in rotating disk flow for powerlaw fluids
http://hdl.handle.net/2381/36985
Title: The neutral curve for stationary disturbances in rotating disk flow for powerlaw fluids
Authors: Griffiths, P. T.; Garrett, Stephen John; Stephen, S. O.
Abstract: This paper is concerned with the convective instabilities associated with the boundarylayer flow due to a rotating disk. Shearthinning fluids that adhere to the powerlaw relationship are considered. The neutral curves are computed using a sixthorder system of linear stability equations which include the effects of streamline curvature, Coriolis force and the nonNewtonian viscosity model. Akin to previous Newtonian studies it is found that the neutral curves have two critical values, these are associated with the type I upperbranch (crossflow) and type II lowerbranch (streamline curvature) modes. Our results indicate that an increase in shearthinning has a stabilising effect on both the type I and II modes, in terms of the critical Reynolds number and growth rate. Favourable agreement is obtained between existing asymptotic predictions and the numerical results presented here.
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Mon, 07 Mar 2016 11:32:29 GMT
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20160307T11:32:29Z

Stability of the boundary layer on a rotating disk for powerlaw fluids
http://hdl.handle.net/2381/36963
Title: Stability of the boundary layer on a rotating disk for powerlaw fluids
Authors: Griffiths, P. T.; Stephen, S. O.; Bassom, A. P.; Garrett, Stephen John
Abstract: The stability of the flow due to a rotating disk is considered for nonNewtonian fluids, specifically shearthinning fluids that satisfy the powerlaw (Ostwaldde Waele) relationship. In this case the basic flow is not an exact solution of the Navier–Stokes equations, however, in the limit of large Reynolds number the flow inside the threedimensional boundary layer can be determined via a similarity solution. An asymptotic analysis is presented in the limit of large Reynolds number. It is shown that the stationary spiral instabilities observed experimentally in the Newtonian case can be described for shearthinning fluids by a linear stability analysis. Predictions for the wavenumber and wave angle of the disturbances suggest that shearthinning fluids may have a stabilising effect on the flow.
Thu, 03 Mar 2016 11:51:44 GMT
http://hdl.handle.net/2381/36963
20160303T11:51:44Z

Global linear stability of the boundarylayer flow over a rotating sphere
http://hdl.handle.net/2381/36889
Title: Global linear stability of the boundarylayer flow over a rotating sphere
Authors: Barrow, A.; Garrett, Stephen J.; Peake, N.
Abstract: We consider the linear global stability of the boundarylayer flow over a rotating sphere. Our results suggest that a selfexcited linear global mode can exist when the sphere rotates sufficiently fast, with properties fixed by the flow at latitudes between approximately 55°–65° from the pole (depending on the rotation rate). A neutral curve for global linear instabilities is presented with critical Reynolds number consistent with existing experimentally measured values for the appearance of turbulence. The existence of an unstable linear global mode is in contrast to the literature on the rotating disk, where it is expected that nonlinearity is required to prompt the transition to turbulence. Despite both being susceptible to local absolute instabilities, we conclude that the transition mechanism for the rotatingsphere flow may be different to that for the rotating disk.
Thu, 25 Feb 2016 13:44:07 GMT
http://hdl.handle.net/2381/36889
20160225T13:44:07Z

The centrifugal instability of the boundarylayer flow over a slender rotating cone in an enforced axial freestream
http://hdl.handle.net/2381/36888
Title: The centrifugal instability of the boundarylayer flow over a slender rotating cone in an enforced axial freestream
Authors: Hussain, Z.; Garrett, Stephen J.; Stephen, S. O.; Griffiths, Paul T.
Abstract: In this study, a new centrifugal instability mode, which dominates within the boundarylayer flow over a slender rotating cone in still fluid, is used for the first time to model the problem within an enforced oncoming axial flow. The resulting problem necessitates an updated similarity solution to represent the basic flow more accurately than previous studies in the literature. The new mean flow field is subsequently perturbed, leading to disturbance equations that are solved via numerical and shortwavelength asymptotic approaches, yielding favourable comparisons with existing experiments. Essentially, the boundarylayer flow undergoes competition between the streamwise flow component, due to the oncoming flow, and the rotational flow component, due to effect of the spinning cone surface, which can be described mathematically in terms of a control parameter, namely the ratio of streamwise to axial flow. For a slender cone rotating in a sufficiently strong axial flow, the instability mode breaks down into Görtlertype counterrotating spiral vortices, governed by an underlying centrifugal mechanism, which is consistent with experimental and theoretical studies for a slender rotating cone in otherwise still fluid.
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Thu, 25 Feb 2016 13:41:12 GMT
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20160225T13:41:12Z

The effect of surface roughness on the convective instability of the BEK family of boundarylayer flows
http://hdl.handle.net/2381/36887
Title: The effect of surface roughness on the convective instability of the BEK family of boundarylayer flows
Authors: Alveroglu, Burhan; Segalini, A.; Garrett, Stephen J.
Abstract: A Chebyshev polynomial discretisation method is used to investigate the effect of both anisotropic (radially and azimuthally) and isotropic surface roughnesses on the convective instability of the BEK family of rotating boundarylayer flows. The meanflow profiles for the velocity components are obtained by modelling surface roughness with a partialslip approach. A linear stability analysis is then performed to investigate the effect of roughness on the convective instability characteristics of the inviscid Type I (crossflow) instability and the viscous Type II instability. It is revealed that all roughness types lead to a stabilisation of the Type I mode in all flows within the BEK family, with the exception of azimuthallyanisotropic roughness (radial grooves) within the Bödewadt layer which causes a mildly destabilising effect. In the case of the Type II mode, the results reveal the destabilising effect of radiallyanisotropic roughness (concentric grooves) on all the boundary layers, whereas both azimuthallyanisotropic and isotropic roughnesses have a stabilising effect on the mode for Ekman and von Kármán layers. Complementary results are also presented by considering the effects of roughness on the growth rates of each instability mode within the Ekman layer.
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Thu, 25 Feb 2016 13:34:13 GMT
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20160225T13:34:13Z

The effect of anisotropic and isotropic roughness on the convective stability of the rotating disk boundary layer
http://hdl.handle.net/2381/36886
Title: The effect of anisotropic and isotropic roughness on the convective stability of the rotating disk boundary layer
Authors: Cooper, A. J.; Harris, J. H.; Garrett, Stephen John; Oezkan, M.; Thomas, P. J.
Abstract: A theoretical study investigating the effects of both anisotropic and isotropic surface roughness on the convective stability of the boundarylayer flow over a rotating disk is described. Surface roughness is modelled using a partialslip approach, which yields steadyflow profiles for the relevant velocity components of the boundarylayer flow which are a departure from the classic von Kármán solution for a smooth disk. These are then subjected to a linear stability analysis to reveal how roughness affects the stability characteristics of the inviscid Type I (or crossflow) instability and the viscous Type II instability that arise in the rotating disk boundary layer. Stationary modes are studied and both anisotropic (concentric grooves and radial grooves) and isotropic (general) roughness are shown to have a stabilizing effect on the Type I instability. For the viscous Type II instability, it was found that a disk with concentric grooves has a strongly destabilizing effect, whereas a disk with radial grooves or general isotropic roughness has a stabilizing effect on this mode. In order to extract possible underlying physical mechanisms behind the effects of roughness, and in order to reconfirm the results of the linear stability analysis, an integral energy equation for threedimensional disturbances to the undisturbed threedimensional boundarylayer flow is used. For anisotropic roughness, the stabilizing effect on the Type I mode is brought about by reductions in energy production in the boundary layer, whilst the destabilizing effect of concentric grooves on the Type II mode results from a reduction in energy dissipation. For isotropic roughness, both modes are stabilized by combinations of reduced energy production and increased dissipation.
Thu, 25 Feb 2016 13:28:22 GMT
http://hdl.handle.net/2381/36886
20160225T13:28:22Z

On the stability of von Kármán rotatingdisk boundary layers with radial anisotropic surface roughness
http://hdl.handle.net/2381/36885
Title: On the stability of von Kármán rotatingdisk boundary layers with radial anisotropic surface roughness
Authors: Garrett, Stephen J.; Cooper, A. J.; Harris, J. H.; Ozkan, M.; Segalini, A.; Thomas, P. J.
Abstract: We summarise results of a theoretical study investigating the distinct convective instability properties of steady boundarylayer flow over rough rotating disks. A generic roughness pattern of concentric circles with sinusoidal surface undulations in the radial direction is considered. The goal is to compare predictions obtained by means of two alternative, and fundamentally different, modelling approaches for surface roughness for the first time. The motivating rationale is to identify commonalities and isolate results that might potentially represent artefacts associated with the particular methodologies underlying one of the two modelling approaches. The most significant result of practical relevance obtained is that both approaches predict overall stabilising effects on type I instability mode of rotating disk flow. This mode leads to transition of the rotatingdisk boundary layer and, more generally, the transition of boundarylayers with a crossflow profile. Stabilisation of the type 1 mode means that it may be possible to exploit surface roughness for laminarflow control in boundary layers with a crossflow component. However, we also find differences between the two sets of model predictions, some subtle and some substantial. These will represent criteria for establishing which of the two alternative approaches is more suitable to correctly describe experimental data when these become available.
Thu, 25 Feb 2016 13:21:15 GMT
http://hdl.handle.net/2381/36885
20160225T13:21:15Z

Global linear stability of the boundarylayer flow over a rotating sphere
http://hdl.handle.net/2381/36884
Title: Global linear stability of the boundarylayer flow over a rotating sphere
Authors: Barrow, A.; Garrett, Stephen John; Peake, N.
Abstract: We consider the linear global stability of the boundarylayer flow over a rotating sphere. Our results suggest that a selfexcited linear global mode can exist when the sphere rotates sufficiently fast, with properties fixed by the flow at latitudes between approximately 55°65° from the pole (depending on the rotation rate). A neutral curve for global linear instabilities is presented with critical Reynolds number consistent with existing experimentally measured values for the appearance of turbulence. The existence of an unstable linear global mode is in contrast to the literature on the rotating disk, where it is expected that nonlinearity is required to prompt the transition to turbulence. Despite both being susceptible to local absolute instabilities, we conclude that the transition mechanism for the rotatingsphere flow may be different to that for the rotating disk.
Thu, 25 Feb 2016 13:07:28 GMT
http://hdl.handle.net/2381/36884
20160225T13:07:28Z

On Streamwise Vortices in Large Eddy Simulations of Initially Laminar Plane Mixing Layers
http://hdl.handle.net/2381/36790
Title: On Streamwise Vortices in Large Eddy Simulations of Initially Laminar Plane Mixing Layers
Authors: McMullan, William Andrew; Garrett, Stephen J.
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Thu, 18 Feb 2016 12:27:41 GMT
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20160218T12:27:41Z

Outofband and adjacentchannel interference reduction by analog nonlinear filters
http://hdl.handle.net/2381/36471
Title: Outofband and adjacentchannel interference reduction by analog nonlinear filters
Authors: Nikitin, A. V.; Davidchack, Ruslan L.; Smith, J. E.
Abstract: In a perfect world, we would have ‘brick wall’ filters, nodistortion amplifiers and mixers, and wellcoordinated spectrum operations. The real world, however, is prone to various types of unintentional and intentional interference of technogenic (manmade) origin that can disrupt critical communication systems. In this paper, we introduce a methodology for mitigating technogenic interference in communication channels by analog nonlinear filters, with an emphasis on the mitigation of outofband and adjacentchannel interference.
Interference induced in a communications receiver by external transmitters can be viewed as wideband nonGaussian noise affecting a narrowerband signal of interest. This noise may contain a strong component within the receiver passband, which may dominate over the thermal noise. While the total wideband interference seen by the receiver may or may not be impulsive, we demonstrate that the interfering component due to power emitted by the transmitter into the receiver channel is likely to appear impulsive under a wide range of conditions. We give an example of mechanisms of impulsive interference in digital communication systems resulting from the nonsmooth nature of any physically realizable modulation scheme for transmission of a digital (discontinuous) message.
We show that impulsive interference can be effectively mitigated by nonlinear differential limiters (NDLs). An NDL can be configured to behave linearly when the input signal does not contain outliers. When outliers are encountered, the nonlinear response of the NDL limits the magnitude of the respective outliers in the output signal. The signal quality is improved in excess of that achievable by the respective linear filter, increasing the capacity of a communications channel. The behavior of an NDL, and its degree of nonlinearity, is controlled by a single parameter in a manner that enables significantly better overall suppression of the noisecontaining impulsive components compared to the respective linear filter. Adaptive configurations of NDLs are similarly controlled by a single parameter and are suitable for improving quality of nonstationary signals under timevarying noise conditions. NDLs are designed to be fully compatible with existing linear devices and systems and to be used as an enhancement, or as a lowcost alternative, to the stateofart interference mitigation methods.
Mon, 01 Feb 2016 09:58:41 GMT
http://hdl.handle.net/2381/36471
20160201T09:58:41Z

Asymptotic variance of stationary reversible and normal Markov processes
http://hdl.handle.net/2381/36413
Title: Asymptotic variance of stationary reversible and normal Markov processes
Authors: Deligiannidis, G.; Peligrad, M.; Utev, Sergey
Abstract: We obtain necessary and sufficient conditions for the regular variation of the variance of partial sums of functionals of discrete and continuoustime stationary Markov processes with normal transition operators. We also construct a class of MetropolisHastings algorithms which satisfy a central limit theorem and invariance principle when the variance is not linear in n.
Wed, 27 Jan 2016 10:37:50 GMT
http://hdl.handle.net/2381/36413
20160127T10:37:50Z

The HELP inequality for Hamiltonian systems
http://hdl.handle.net/2381/36295
Title: The HELP inequality for Hamiltonian systems
Authors: Brown, B. M.; Evans, W. D.; Marletta, M.
Abstract: We extend the Hardy–Everitt–Littlewood–Polya inequality, hitherto established for 2nth order formally selfadjoint ordinary differential equations, to a wide class of linear Hamiltonian systems. The method follows Dias (Ph.D. thesis, Cardiff: University of Wales, 1994) but without the Hilbert space setting which he uses.
Fri, 15 Jan 2016 15:52:52 GMT
http://hdl.handle.net/2381/36295
20160115T15:52:52Z

Regularized semiclassical limits: linear flows with infinite Lyapunov exponents
http://hdl.handle.net/2381/36266
Title: Regularized semiclassical limits: linear flows with infinite Lyapunov exponents
Authors: Athanassoulis, Agisilaos; Kyza, I.; Katsaounis, T.
Abstract: Semiclassical asymptotics for Schrodinger equations with nonsmooth potentials give rise to illposed formal semiclassical limits. These problems have attracted a lot of attention in the last few years, as a proxy for the treatment of eigenvalue crossings, i.e. general systems. It has recently been shown that the semiclassical limit for conical singularities is in fact wellposed, as long as the Wigner measure (WM) stays away from singular saddle points. In this work we develop a family of refined semiclassical estimates, and use them to derive regularized transport equations for saddle points with infinite Lyapunov exponents, extending the aforementioned recent results. In the process we answer a related question posed by P. L. Lions and T. Paul in 1993. If we consider more singular potentials, our rigorous estimates break down. To investigate whether conical saddle points, such as x, admit a regularized transport asymptotic approximation, we employ a numerical solver based on posterior error controal. Thus rigorous uppen bounds for the asymptotic error on concrete problems are generated. In particular, specific phenomena which render invalid any regularized transport for x are identified and quantified. In that sense our rigorous results are sharp. Finally, we use our findings to formulate a precise conjecture for the condition under which conical saddle points admit a regularized transport solution for the WM.
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Tue, 12 Jan 2016 12:48:18 GMT
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20160112T12:48:18Z

On the XFEL Schrödinger Equation: Highly Oscillatory Magnetic Potentials and Time Averaging
http://hdl.handle.net/2381/36247
Title: On the XFEL Schrödinger Equation: Highly Oscillatory Magnetic Potentials and Time Averaging
Authors: Athanassoulis, Agisilaos; Antonelli, P.; Markowich, P. A.; Hajaiej, H.
Abstract: We analyse a nonlinear Schrödinger equation for the timeevolution of the wave function of an electron beam, interacting selfconsistently through a Hartree–Fock nonlinearity and through the repulsive Coulomb interaction of an atomic nucleus. The electrons are supposed to move under the action of a time dependent, rapidly periodically oscillating electromagnetic potential. This can be considered a simplified effective single particle model for an Xray free electron laser. We prove the existence and uniqueness for the Cauchy problem and the convergence of wavefunctions to corresponding solutions of a Schrödinger equation with a timeaveraged Coulomb potential in the high frequency limit for the oscillations of the electromagnetic potential.
Mon, 11 Jan 2016 11:41:27 GMT
http://hdl.handle.net/2381/36247
20160111T11:41:27Z

Numerical Simulations of XRay Free Electron Lasers (XFEL)
http://hdl.handle.net/2381/36243
Title: Numerical Simulations of XRay Free Electron Lasers (XFEL)
Authors: Athanassoulis, Agisilaos; Markowich, P. A.; Antonelli, P.; Huang, Z.
Abstract: We study a nonlinear Schrödinger equation which arises as an effective single particle model in Xray free electron lasers (XFEL). This equation appears as a first principles model for the beammatter interactions that would take place in an XFEL molecular imaging experiment in [A. Fratalocchi and G. Ruocco, Phys. Rev. Lett., 106 (2011), 105504]. Since XFEL are more powerful by several orders of magnitude than more conventional lasers, the systematic investigation of many of the standard assumptions and approximations has attracted increased attention. In this model the electrons move under a rapidly oscillating electromagnetic field, and the convergence of the problem to an effective timeaveraged one is examined. We use an operator splitting pseudospectral method to investigate numerically the behavior of the model versus that of its timeaveraged version in complex situations, namely the energy subcritical/mass supercritical case and in the presence of a periodic lattice. We find the timeaveraged model to be an effective approximation, even close to blowup, for fast enough oscillations of the external field. This work extends previous analytical results for simpler cases [P. Antonelli, A. Athanassoulis, H. Hajaiej, and P. Markowich, Arch. Ration. Mech. Anal., 211 (2014), pp. 711732].
Mon, 11 Jan 2016 10:48:23 GMT
http://hdl.handle.net/2381/36243
20160111T10:48:23Z

Synergy effect of cooperative investment
http://hdl.handle.net/2381/36189
Title: Synergy effect of cooperative investment
Authors: Grechuk, Bogdan; Zabarankin, M.
Abstract: Cooperative investment consists of two problems: finding an optimal cooperative investment strategy and fairly dividing investment outcome among participating agents. In general, the two problems cannot be solved separately. It is known that when agents’ preferences are represented by meandeviation functionals, sharing of optimal portfolio creates instruments that, on the one hand, satisfy individual risk preferences but, on the other hand, are not replicable on an incomplete market, so that each agent is strictly better off in participating in cooperative investment than investing alone. This synergy effect is shown to hold when agents’ acceptance sets are represented by cashinvariant utility functions in the case of multiperiod investment with an arbitrary feasible investment set. In this case, a set of all Paretooptimal allocations is characterized, and an equilibriumbased method for selecting a “fair” Paretooptimal allocation is suggested. It is also shown that if exists, the “fair” allocation belongs to the core of the corresponding cooperative game. The equilibriumbased method is then extended to the case of arbitrary utility functions. The obtained results are demonstrated in a multiperiod cooperative investment problem with investors imposing drawdown constraints on investment strategies.
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Wed, 06 Jan 2016 12:56:39 GMT
http://hdl.handle.net/2381/36189
20160106T12:56:39Z

Related fixed points for setvalued mappings on two uniform spaces
http://hdl.handle.net/2381/36151
Title: Related fixed points for setvalued mappings on two uniform spaces
Authors: Türkoğlu, D.; Fisher, Brian
Abstract: Some related fixed point theorems for setvalued mappings on two complete and compact uniform spaces are proved.
Description: 2000 Mathematics Subject Classification: 54H25, 47H10.
Tue, 05 Jan 2016 10:28:25 GMT
http://hdl.handle.net/2381/36151
20160105T10:28:25Z