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Handbook of Transport Systems and Traffic Control
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-61-583246-0

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Publication date: 1 January 1987

E.A.W. Maunder

A composite triangular equilibrium element for modelling thin plate behaviour is investigated when shear deformation, according to Reissner's theory, is included in…

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A composite triangular equilibrium element for modelling thin plate behaviour is investigated when shear deformation, according to Reissner's theory, is included in addition to bending deformation. The element flexibility matrix is formed as the sum of two component matrices containing the contributions from piecewise linear moment fields and piecewise constant shear fields separately. Properties of the shear component matrix, including its rank, are determined, and the influence of load basis on the pattern of this matrix is studied. The way these properties affect the condition of a flexibility matrix is investigated when the element size/thickness ratio varies, and particularly when this ratio tends towards zero. Load bases are suggested which could avoid certain problems of ill‐conditioning. Condition parameters are evaluated for an equilateral element. Finally, the application of kinematic boundary conditions to the equilibrium is considered.

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Engineering Computations, vol. 4 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0264-4401

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Publication date: 1 November 1964

C.A. MAUNDER‐FOSTER

IN the eighteenth century there were three dry lubricants in use and these were indifferently lumped together and called “Galena,” “Plumbago”, “Molybdaena” or “Wadt” until…

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IN the eighteenth century there were three dry lubricants in use and these were indifferently lumped together and called “Galena,” “Plumbago”, “Molybdaena” or “Wadt” until about 1780 when they were identified as separate materials by Scheele and (independently) by Hjelm. “Galena” soon became reserved for Lead Sulphide Ore and Werner invented the new name “Graphite”, which we still use for greasy, black carbon. “Molybdaena” became the given name of Molybdenum Disulphide about 1796, and the Dublin mineralogist, R. Kirwan, presided at the naming ceremony.

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Industrial Lubrication and Tribology, vol. 16 no. 11
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0036-8792

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Publication date: 2 October 2001

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Handbook of Transport Systems and Traffic Control
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-61-583246-0

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Publication date: 1 February 1984

C. Maunder, D. Roberts and N. Sinnadurai

Testing has become one of the dominant costs in the process of bringing a product from initial conception to the market place. Because of this, it is now imperative that…

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Testing has become one of the dominant costs in the process of bringing a product from initial conception to the market place. Because of this, it is now imperative that the impact of any technology change on the test process is considered at an early stage. In this light, the increasing trend towards the use of surface‐mounting techniques in the fabrication of electronic systems is examined, with particular emphasis on the consequences on product testing during design validation, manufacture and repair. The aim is to highlight areas in which new attitudes and replacements for traditional solutions will be needed if surface‐mounting techniques are to be as cost‐effective as possible.

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Microelectronics International, vol. 2 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1356-5362

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Publication date: 1 June 1996

Philip Barker

Libraries have become an established part of our scientific and social cultures. They provide an essential mechanism for storing, preserving and sharing documentary…

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Libraries have become an established part of our scientific and social cultures. They provide an essential mechanism for storing, preserving and sharing documentary records of various types of human endeavour. Undoubtedly, the properties of a library are strongly influenced by the types of information that it contains and the various media used to store this information. Over the last few decades we have seen the emergence of new information handling technologies. These have significantly influenced the basic nature of conventional paper‐based libraries and have created a need for new types of ‘electronic library’. This paper discusses some of the changes that have taken place within library systems as a consequence of the emergence of new computer‐based technologies. Some case studies are presented which outline various developments within our laboratory relating to the creation of living books and dynamic electronic libraries.

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The Electronic Library, vol. 14 no. 6
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0264-0473

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Publication date: 19 April 2022

Pam Lowe and Sarah-Jane Page

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Anti-Abortion Activism in the UK
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-83909-399-9

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Publication date: 1 March 1998

Philip Barker

Books form an important part of human culture. They can be used to document, entertain, inform and instruct. Conventional approaches to book production have involved…

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Books form an important part of human culture. They can be used to document, entertain, inform and instruct. Conventional approaches to book production have involved either manual or mechanical binding of sheets of paper in order to form an organised, structured, composite entity. New publication media now offer many alternative approaches to the creation of books and the ways in which they can be disseminated and used. This paper therefore discusses the growing importance of electronic publication. It then uses a case study to illustrate the influence that online books and other forms of electronic document might have on conventional publishing processes.

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The Electronic Library, vol. 16 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0264-0473

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Publication date: 15 February 2017

David Carpenter

The quest for a set of generic ethics principles remains a challenge, not least because the generation of new sets seems to be continuing unabated. This chapter has been…

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The quest for a set of generic ethics principles remains a challenge, not least because the generation of new sets seems to be continuing unabated. This chapter has been developed from the first of a series of stimulus papers, delivered in symposia, organised as part of the Academy of Social Sciences’ initiative to promote discussion between learned societies aiming for a consensus on what might comprise generic ethics principles in social research.

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Finding Common Ground: Consensus in Research Ethics Across the Social Sciences
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-78714-130-8

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Publication date: 6 September 2022

Faiza Ali, Qasim Ali Nisar and Sobia Nasir

This study aimed to examine the impact of COVID-19 concerns on employees’ well-being, considering workplace stress, aggression, and emotional outcomes, such as emotional…

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Purpose

This study aimed to examine the impact of COVID-19 concerns on employees’ well-being, considering workplace stress, aggression, and emotional outcomes, such as emotional engagement, emotional exhaustion, and negative emotional reactions. This study also considers the moderating role of technostress between workplace stress and aggression, which has been overlooked in previous studies.

Design/methodology/approach

Data were collected from frontline hotel employees in Turkey. Online data were collected through Amazon Mechanical Turk services. A total of 250 questionnaires were distributed. Nevertheless, only 204 questionnaires with valid responses were usable for analysis through partial least square-structural equation modeling (PLS-SEM).

Findings

The analytical findings showed that COVID-19 concerns (financial, social gaze, and technological) cause workplace stress, resulting in aggression. Aggression subsequently affects the employees’ emotional outcomes, impacting their emotional well-being. Furthermore, the results showed that technostress insignificantly moderates workplace stress and aggression.

Practical implications

This study provides valuable practical implications to the hotels’ top management, practitioners, and policymakers to provide preventive measures to employees, such as wearing masks and maintaining distance. Hotel practitioners should limit employees’ direct contact with customers and reduce factors that result in overall financial losses and create financial stress for employees.

Originality/value

The current study examined the relationships between the study’s variables in Turkey’s hotel industry context by employing the conservation of resources (COR) theory. The study investigated stress and aggression phenomena, their impact on employees’ emotional responses, and ultimately their influence on the employees’ well-being.

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Kybernetes, vol. ahead-of-print no. ahead-of-print
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0368-492X

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