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Bridging the gap: the Serbian struggle for good governance
This article explores the role of the European Union (EU) in the implementation and promotion of good governance principles in Serbia. It is clear that the EU demands on democratisation in the Western Balkan region are crucial in achieving the respect for good governance princ...
SAJaS: Enabling JADE-based simulations
Multi-agent systems (MAS) are widely acknowledged as an appropriate modelling paradigm for distributed and decentralized systems, where a (potentially large) number of agents interact in non-trivial ways. Such interactions are often modelled defining high-level interaction protocols. Open MAS typically...
Complex joint geometry
The finite element method is particularly suited to analyse complex joint geometries. Adhesively bonded joints are increasingly being used in engineering applications where the loading mode, the adherends shape and the material behaviour are extremely difficult to simulate with a closed form...
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