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Iwona Adamiec-Wójcik, Andrzej Nowak and Stanisław Wojciech

measurements of vibrations of collecting electrodes in dry electrostatic precipitators, Monograph (habilitation), Bielsko-Biała University Press, Poland, 2011 (in Polish). [12] Nowak A.: Numerical verification and experimental validation of the FEM model of collecting electrodes of dry electrostatic precipitators, Latin American Journal of Solids and Structures (in print) (2012). [13] Adamiec-Wójcik I.: Modelling of Systems of Collecting Electrodes of Electrostatic Precipitators by means of the Rigid Finite Element Method, The Archive of

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Iwona Adamiec-Wójcik

., Taylor R. L.: The finite element method Vol 2: Solid mechanics, 5th ed. Oxford: Butterworth-Heinemann, 2000. Kruszewski J., Gawroński W., Wittbrodt E., Najbar F., Grabowski S.: Metoda sztywnych elementów skończonych. Warsaw: Arkady, 1975. Wittbrodt E., Adamiec-Wójcik I., Wojciech S.: Dynamics of flexible multibody systems: rigid finite element method, Berlin: Springer, 2006. Nowak A. P., Adamiec-Wójcik I.: Vibration analysis of collecting electrodes of precipitators by means of the hybrid

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Andrea Rücker, Massimiliano Zappa, Stefan Boss and Jana von Freyberg

. Frisbee, M.D., Phillips, F.M., Campbell, A.R., Hendrickx, J.M.H., 2010. Modified passive capillary samplers for collecting samples of snowmelt infiltration for stable isotope analysis in remote, seasonally inaccessible watersheds 1: laboratory evaluation. Hydrol. Process., 24, 7, 825-833. Gröning, M., Lutz, H.O., Roller-Lutz, Z., Kralik, M., Gourcy, L., Pöltenstein, L., 2012. A simple rain collector preventing water re-evaporation dedicated for δ18O and δ2H analysis of cumulative precipitation samples. J. Hydrol., 448-449, 195-200. DOI: 10.1016/j

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Iwona Adamiec-Wójcik, Andrzej Nowak and Stanisław Wojciech

References [1] Adamiec-Wójcik I., Nowak A., Wojciech S.: Comparison of methods for vibration analysis of electrostatic precipitators. Acta Mech. Sinica, 1 (Vol. 27), 2011, pp. 72-79. [2] Adamiec-Wójcik I.: Modelling of Systems of Collecting Electrodes of Electrostatic Precipitators by means of the Rigid Finite Element Method, Archive of Mechanical Engineering. Volume 58, Issue 1, pp. 27-47, DOI: 10.2478/v10180-011-0002-x [3] Adamiec-Wójcik I., Awrejcewicz J., Nowak A., Wojciech S.: Vibration Analysis of

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Dorota Jarząbek and Wiesław Juszkiewicz

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The ability to use computer simulation to predict the behavior of oil spills at sea enables better use of available personnel and resources to combat such spills. The use of oil collecting equipment properly selected to suit the conditions is essential for the operation to be effective. Therefore, an attempt is made to verify the influence of weather conditions on the efficiency of oil recovery. Three types of spilled crude oil were simulated. A relevant experiment was conducted on a PISCES II oil spill simulator.

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Stanislav Lichorobiec and Karla Barčová

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The premises of international airports in CR are major air transport hubs as well as key elements of critical infrastructure, belonging to the very high risk category. Any infringement leading to limitation or complete shutdown would cause considerable economic and psychological damage. The most important task is to ensure high quality and reliable physical and technical protection of the airport, because especially in the summer months these areas collect large numbers of people and a possible terrorist attack could be fatal. This paper focuses on assessing the possibilities of solving the problem of IEDs hidden in travel luggage, and their initiation by X-rays during security checks.

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Barbara Tchórzewska-Cieślak and Izabela Piegdoń

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Daily exploitation of the water network, collecting of data concerning the failure of water pipes and knowledge of the repair team are the basis of the data used in the process of effectively removing and identifying failures. The paper proposes a methodology to identify the risk of failure of the water supply system that uses risk indexes according to the proposed three-stage scale of risk levels. An example of application methods for the actual operational data broken down by analysis and risk assessment for bus cables and a separate analysis for the distribution network.

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A. Najafi-Jilani and A. Nik-Khah

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Monitoring of water surfaces through permanent measurement of hydrodynamic and meteorological data is one of the main requirements in safe and sustainable water management. The Caspian Sea, the major surface water body in Iran, significantly affects more than 600 km of urban and industrial coastline. In the present work, an integrated marine monitoring network for the entire southern coastline of the Caspian Sea was developed. The main design concerns centered on the network measuring components and data recording, checking, filtering, gap recognition, and transferring systems. Four coastal monitoring stations were assigned, along with two regional collecting stations and one central data station for gathering, checking and delivering recorded data at different access levels. Applicable guidelines on selection of measuring devices for both shallow and deep water zones are presented herein.

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Giannis Adamos and Eftihia Nathanail

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Fatigue is considered as a serious risk driving behavior, causing road accidents, which in many cases involve fatalities and severe injuries. According to CARE database statistics, professional drivers are indicated as a high-risk group to be involved in a fatigue-related accident. Acknowledging these statistics, a training program on driving fatigue was organized, aiming at raising awareness of professional drivers of a leading company in building materials, in Greece. Selected experimental methods were used for collecting data before and after the training program, which allowed monitoring and assessing the potential behavioural changes. A questionnaire survey was conducted before the program implementation to 162 drivers of the company, while two months after the program, the same drivers replied to a second questionnaire. Impact assessment of the program relied on statistical analysis of the responses. Results showed the degree of penetration of the training program in the professional drivers' behavior towards safe driving.

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Tomáš Kliment, Linda Gálová, Renata Ďuračiová, Róbert Fencík and Marcel Kliment

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Flood protection is one of several disciplines where geospatial data is very important and is a crucial component. Its management, processing and sharing form the foundation for their efficient use; therefore, special attention is required in the development of effective, precise, standardized, and interoperable models for the discovery and publishing of data on the Web. This paper describes the design of a methodology to discover Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) services on the Web and collect descriptive information, i.e., metadata in a geocatalogue. A pilot implementation of the proposed methodology - Geocatalogue of geospatial information provided by OGC services discovered on Google (hereinafter “Geocatalogue”) - was used to search for available resources relevant to the area of flood protection. The result is an analysis of the availability of resources discovered through their metadata collected from the OGC services (WMS, WFS, etc.) and the resources they provide (WMS layers, WFS objects, etc.) within the domain of flood protection.