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Development and Validation of a Cumulative Exposure Shoulder Risk Assessment Tool Based on the Fatigue-Failure Theory 

Bani Hani, Dania (2019-11-15)
Exposure to physical risk factors and the resultant cumulative loading has been identified as a major contributing factor for the development of workplace musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs). Nevertheless, the dose-response ...

Development of an Analytical Process to Measure Teacher Effectiveness Based on Student Growth to Augment an Educator Evaluation System 

Adams, Lamar (2012-08-02)
Teacher quality is one of the most important school related variables associated with student achievement. Therefore, raising the quality of the U.S. public education teaching force is essential to ensure that every child ...

Development of Standard Data for Donning and Doffing Personal Protective Equipment 

Carpenter, LuAnn (2016-08-05)
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is specialized clothing or equipment worn to minimize exposure to a variety of occupational hazards. It has been estimated that 20 million U.S. workers wear some form of PPE. How much ...

A Distribution-Free Control Chart for Retrospective Location Analysis of Subgrouped Multivariate Data 

Bell, Richard C., Jr. (2011-09-08)
In multivariate quality control, a proper Phase I analysis is essential to the success of Phase II monitoring. Even self-starting methods, which seek to minimize the Phase I process, usually recommend a single retrospective ...

Dynamic Slotting and Cartonization Problem in Zone-based Carton Picking Systems 

Kim, Byung Soo (2009-11-03)
Due to the popularity of internet ordering and intelligent logistic and supply chain management systems, customers tend to order more frequently, in smaller quantities, and they require more customized service. As a result, ...

Effect of Three Dimensional Substratum Features on Benthic Algal Biomass Productivity 

Ekong, Joseph (2017-11-30)
Algae has emerged as a promising and valuable source for biofuels, waste water remediation and bio-products such as fertilizers, bioplastics and aquaculture feed. Algae’s emergence can be attributed to its high growth rates ...

The Effect of Varying Work Order Sequences on Physiological Responses in Combined Manual Material Handling 

Watts, Bobbie (2010-12-06)
Despite technological advances in the workplace that reduces the physical requirements of the worker, musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) continue to be a concern. This is particularly the case in the manual material handling ...

The Effects of Aging on Doped Lead-Free Solder under Thermal Shock and Thermal Cycling 

Robert Raj, Anto Jeson Raj (2019-12-09)
In this experiment, the thermal shock performance of various doped Pb-free solder pastes on Ball Grid Array (BGA) packages and resistors were observed in order to determine their reliability. This investigation is based ...

The Effects of Aging on the Reliability of Lead Free Fine-Pitch Electronics Packaging 

Zhang, Jiawei (2012-06-26)
A direct and deleterious effect on packaging reliability has been observed during elevated temperature isothermal aging for fine-pitch ball grid array (BGA) packages with Sn-1.0Ag-0.5Cu (SAC105), Sn-3.0Ag-0.5Cu (SAC305), ...

The Effects of Behavior-based Safety Techniques on Behavior Variation, Targeted and Non-Targeted Safe Behaviors, and Productivity and Quality in Manufacturing Facilities 

Godbey, Jessie (2006-12-15)
In the field of occupational safety and health, worker behavior is often associated with the immediate cause of workplace accidents and injuries. As a result an understanding of worker behavior is a major area of concern ...

Effects of Creep and Fatigue on the Reliability of SnAgCu Solder Joints in Thermal Cycling 

Abueed, Mohammed (2020-11-20)
The reliability of electronic systems is threatened by the failure of one solder interconnection among thousands connecting several components to the PCB. These joints are exposed to different sorts of harsh circumstances ...

The Effects of Thermal Aging on the Mechanical Behavior of Fine Pitch Electronics Packages 

Vijayakumar, Namo Pankaj (2013-01-07)
The direction of Electronics packaging industry is to design smaller packages with higher complexity while focusing on Sn-Ag-Cu as the alloy of choice for lead free electronics assembly. While performance capabilities ...

Electric Power Bidding Models for Competitive Markets 

Yucekaya, Ahmet (2008-12-15)
Profit maximization for power companies is highly related to the bidding strategies used. In order to sell electricity at high prices and maximize profit, power companies need suitable bidding models that consider power ...

Electric Power Generation Expansion in Deregulated Markets 

Kaymaz, Pinar (2007-08-15)
The generation expansion problem involves increasing electric power generation capacity in an existing power network. In competitive environment, power producers, distributors, and consumers all make their own decisions ...

Emergency Management Strategies for the Retail Industry 

Ballard, Kandace (2011-11-28)
Uncertain disruptions complicate inventory management for retailers because it is difficult to determine when and how to adjust order quantities to ensure high service levels before and after a possible disruption. In ...

Equivalent Age-based Opportunistic Maintenance for Wind Farms 

Aldubaisi, Ali (2020-05-15)
The wind industry is facing new challenges due to the rapid growth of wind farms all around the world. Farm size, turbine size and a rising number of sophisticated components, the industry has to face the challenge to ...

Estimating Project Volatility and Developing Decision Support System in Real Options Analysis 

Han, Hyun (2007-12-15)
Today’s uncertain world requires firms to have a system in place that can analyze the flexibility of their projects. Real options are utilized frequently to quantify the benefits of taking a particular risk. The real options ...

Evaluating Responses to One-handed Carrying among Older and Obese Individuals 

Badawy, Mohamed (2018-11-30)
Manual material handling (MMH) is associated with the development of work-related musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs). Older and obese workers are more susceptible to MSDs in comparison to younger, non-obese workers. One-handed ...

An Evaluation Framework and Decision-Making Model for Defense Acquisition Projects - Real Options and Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis (MCDA) 

Park, Seungbae (2014-05-30)
In this dissertation, strategic decision--making models based on real options and multi-criteria decision analysis (MCDA) are proposed to assess the value of risky defense acquisition projects. A large-scale acquisition ...

Evaluation of Evacuation Performance Using Different Locomotive Postures 

Cao, Li (2017-07-25)
Humans may adopt atypical locomotive postures due to breathing zone constraints during emergency evacuations. Except for walking upright, postures during evacuation have been sparsely researched. This study evaluated ...