Advances in Research and Reviews


Principal optimization of semi-submersible support platform based on multi-island genetic algorithm

Research Article of Advances in Research and Reviews Principal optimization of semi-submersible support platform based on multi-island genetic algorithm Changyi He1*, Ji Zeng1, Zhuyun Shao1, Shifeng Lu1, Bowen Jin1 1Shanghai Maritime University, Merchant Marine College, Shanghai, 201306, China. Aiming at the conceptual design stage of semi-submersible support platform, the optimal primary scale scheme is designed. Latin hypercube design is adopted to sample the sample space. At the same time, SESAM software is used for parametric modeling based on sample point parameters to obtain the model of all schemes. According to the existing data of semi-submersible platforms, the main scale constraints of platforms are determined, and the mathematical model with the minimum heave, trim and roll response as the objective function is established. The multi-island genetic algorithm was used to optimize the main scale of the supporting platform model, and the scheme with the highest stability and suitable displacement was selected. The results show that the model and algorithm are feasible, and the smallest scale scheme of each response can be obtained under the constraint conditions. The multi-island genetic algorithm is proposed to optimize the primary scale of the platform, which has a strong reference value for the determination of the primary scale scheme in the conceptual design stage of the platform. Keywords: Multi-island genetic algorithm; Latin hypercube design; Principal dimensions; Optimize ...

Probiotics And Medicinal Plants In Poultry Nutrition: A Review

Review Article of Advances in Research and Reviews  Probiotics And Medicinal Plants In Poultry Nutrition: A Review 1Akintayo Balogun Omolere. M,  2Alagbe, J.O 1University of Abuja 2Sumitra Research Institute The use of medicinal plants and probiotics has recently gained interest since the ban on the use of antibiotics as growth promoters by the European Union in 2006. They are new alternatives to bridge the gap between food safety and production. Medicinal plants are cheaper and loaded with several minerals, vitamins and phytochemicals such as: alkaloids, saponin, flavonoids, phenols, tannins etc. which allows them to perform multiple biological activities. Probiotics on the other hand, repopulates the gastro intestinal tracts (GIT) with beneficial bacteria which controls the action of pathogens and control their population, thereby reducing mortality and improving general performance of an animal. Keywords: Probiotics; medicinal plants; pathogens; phytochemicals ...

Predicting Traffic Congestion Time Based on Kalman Filter Algorithm

Research Article of Advances in Research and Reviews Predicting Traffic Congestion Time Based on Kalman Filter Algorithm Tianlong Wang1*, Xiaorui Tao2, Jiamei Zhang3, Yulei Li4 1College of Civil Engineering & Architecture, China Three Gorges University. 2College of Economics & Management, China Three Gorges University. 3College of Computer and Information Technology, China Three Gorges University. 4College of Electrical Engineering & New Energy, China Three Gorges University, Yichang, 443002, China. This paper mainly solved the problem of predicting the time required for vehicles to pass through congested roads. In order to obtain more accurate prediction time, a Kalman prediction model based on multiple linear regression was established in this paper. Taking the 2008 Yanan elevated road in Shanghai as an example, the measured data in this section was collected from the traffic measured data sharing network, and the above model was used to obtain good prediction results. As an improvement, we used BP neural network instead of multiple linear regression to make the prediction result more in line with the actual situation. Keywords: Multiple linear regression equation; Kalman filter algorithm; BP neural network ...

Carcass Quality, Nutrient Retention And Caeca Microbial Population Of Broiler Chicks Administered Rolfe (Daniellia Oliveri) Leaf Extract As An Antibiotic Alternative

Research Article of Advances in Research and Reviews Carcass Quality, Nutrient Retention And Caeca Microbial Population Of Broiler Chicks Administered Rolfe (Daniellia Oliveri) Leaf Extract As An Antibiotic Alternative Olafadehan, O.A. Oluwafemi, R.A and Alagbe, J.O* Department of Animal Science, University of Abuja The study was designed to evaluate the carcass quality, nutrient retention and caeca microbial population of broiler chicks administered Daniellia oliveri leaf extract (DOE) as an antibiotic alternative. A total of 250 – one-day-old broiler chicks (Ross 308) were allocated to five treatments in a completely randomized design and each treatment group was further sub-divided into five replicates containing ten (10) birds each. Treatment 1 (Control) was given 1.20 g/ liter of Neomycin in water, while treatments 2, 3, 4 and 5 were given DOE at 10 ml, 20 ml, 30 ml and 40 ml/liter of water respectively. Clean feed and water were supplied ad libitum throughout the experiment which lasted for 56 days. Data collected were used to determine the carcass quality, nutrient retention and caeca microbial population. Highest dressing percentage was recorded for birds in T5 (70.0%) followed by T4 (69.08 %), T3 (67.18 %), T2 (67.44 %) and T1 (65.0 %) respectively (P<0.05). Weights of liver, kidney, spleen, gizzard, heart, intestine and other primal cut parts were significantly influenced (P<0.05). Nutrient retained for dry matter, crude protein, crude fibre, ether extract and nitrogen free extract were significantly (P<0.05) different among the treatments. Feeding DOE at 40 ml/litre significantly (P<0.05) decreased the count of E.coli and other pathogenic organisms, lactobacillus count was significantly (P<0.05) highest for all treatments fed DOE compared to the control. It was concluded that feeding DOE up to 40 ml/litre could aid in the proliferation of Lactobacilli and does not have any deleterious effect on the performance, carcass quality of broiler ...

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