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Container Handling and Layout Optimization in Empty Container Depots 

Karakaya, Erhan (2020-11-13)  ETD File Embargoed
In this dissertation, we explore shipping container depot layout with particular emphasis on empty container depots with material handling provided by top-lifters. Top lifters are the most common handling equipment used ...

Cournot Competition under Uncertainty in Power Markets 

Siriruk, Pavee (2009-12-17)
As deregulation of the electric industry has come into effect in many parts of the world, the price of electricity is no longer determined by regulatory agencies. In contrast, price is determined by market demand, supply ...

Creating a Mission Architecture Step to Inform the System Engineering Process 

Gore, Patricia (2016-11-02)
The purpose of this research is to develop a structured engineering mechanism that allows decision makers to have confidence in data at any given point of design and development for complex defense systems. The research ...

Cyberintrusion Detection in Critical Infrastructure 

Bissinger, Nancy (2015-11-17)
Sophisticated cyberterrorists have su cient knowledge to devise an attack through the Internet which could compromise critical resource delivery. As the threat of such cybercrime escalates, defending critical infrastructure ...

Data Analytics Methods for Supply Chain Risk Management with Applications in Transportation and Manufacturing Safety 

Mehdizadeh, Amir (2021-12-06)  ETD File Embargoed
Supply chain management aims to understand and explain how organizations should collaborate within a chain to improve the overall competitiveness of the chain and smooth the flow of the money, material, and information ...

A Data Driven Framework to Identify the Critical Variables, Visualize Their Conditional Relations and Predict the Outcomes of U.S. Heart Transplants 

Dag, Ali (2016-08-03)
Predicting the survival of heart transplant patients is an important, yet challenging problem since it plays a crucial role in understanding the matching procedure between a donor and a recipient. Recent studies have shown ...

A Data Driven Framework to Predict the Fatigue among Manufacturing Workers Using Wearable Sensors 

Sedighi Maman, Zahra (2018-07-25)
Worker fatigue has been known as a significant phenomenon in the manufacturing occupations. In these occupations, physical fatigue is a challenging ergonomic/safety issue as it lowers productivity and boosts the incidence ...

Data Mining Medication Administration Incident Data to Identify Opportunities for Improving Patient Safety 

Gray, Michael (2009-12-15)
This research analyzed historical data related to medication administration errors at a 340 bed regional medical center. The objective was to determine if data mining techniques could identify relationships within the ...

Decision Models for a Two-Stage Supply Chain Planning under Uncertainty with Time-sensitive Shortages and Real Option Approach 

Lee, Hwansik (2010-03-23)
The primary objective of this research is to develop analytical models for typical supply chain situations to help inventory decision-makers. We also derive closed form solutions for each model and reveal several ...

A decision support system for biorefinery location and logistics 

Sukumaran, Sujith (2009-05-01)
The use of forest biomass, a renewable resource, as a source of fuels or chemicals is hindered by logistics. Economic success of the bioenergy concepts and their products may also depend on the solution to the logistics ...

Design and Manufacture of Surface Topography with Additive Manufacturing: Properties and Applications 

Khoshkhoo, Ali (2018-05-31)
The first study investigates the impact of surface texture parameters of natural surface specimens on the attachment of algae communities. The primary objective of this effort is to show feasibility in the approach of ...

Design Improvements for School Bus Emergency Evacuation Systems 

Gunter, Leslie A (2019-04-18)
DISSERTATION ABSTRACT The aim of this research was to: (1) Evaluate a rear emergency door intervention designed to improved passenger flow rate during evacuation. Two school bus mock up test fixtures were fabricated ...

Design of Resilient Heterogeneous Wireless Networks 

Kabadurmus, Ozgur (2013-07-19)
With the growing use of new telecommunications technologies such as 4G and wireless hotspots, heterogeneous wireless networks (HetNets) are gaining more attention. The source of heterogeneity of a HetNet can either be the ...

Design Optimization of Lightweight Structures for Additive Manufacturing 

Toragay, Oguz (2022-07-26)  ETD File Embargoed
Lightweight structures have many applications in different engineering areas, such as automotive, aerospace, or medical industries, among many others. Optimal design of lightweight structures deals with finding the most ...

Designing Optimal Layouts for Block Stacking Warehouses 

Derhami, Shahab (2017-05-16)
Storing pallets of Stock Keeping Units (SKUs) on top of one another on a warehouse floor is known as block stacking. Although this storage system can be inexpensively implemented in any open area, it is challenging in terms ...

Determination of Safe Guidelines for One-Hand Lifting 

Pentikis, John (2017-04-19)
The broad aim of this research is to better understand the effect asymmetric lifting has on the low back and trunk muscles. Collecting anthropometric, muscle and lever arm information at the L-3 region of the back, muscle ...

Developing a Multidisciplinary Best Practice Manufacturing Education and Research Laboratory for 21st Century Competitiveness 

Moyo, Yamkelani (2013-12-10)
In the last decade both industrialists and educators have acknowledged the presence of competency gaps in graduates entering manufacturing careers. As a result, the United States is presently faced with a crippling skills ...

Developing, Evaluating, and Comparing Multiple Parcel Delivery Networks Using Agent-Based Simulation 

Rababah, Mumen (2021-07-29)
This dissertation focuses on assessing and developing multi-tier hub-and-spoke parcel delivery networks. The multi-tier concept has been developed to enhance network performance by reducing delivery time and operational ...

The Development and Evaluation of a Cumulative Exposure Integration Method Based on Fatigue Failure Theory 

Huangfu, Rong (2018-12-07)
Cumulative exposure to physical risk factors has been identified as one of the major contributors to the development of workplace musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs). Linear integration methods have been widely used to quantify ...

The Development and Representation of Occupant Performance in Building Evacuation Modeling 

Muhdi, Rani (2008-05-15)
Occupant characteristics are considered important features incorporated into most evacuation models. The relative scarcity of evacuation experiments in the literature, contributes to some extent to the continuous challenge ...