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3D-printed custom substratum to accentuate fast functional responses from microbial colonization 

Proaño-Peña, Gabriel Felipe (2018-12-03)
Recent studies have shown the feasibility of growing benthic organisms on customized substratum by using Additive Manufacturing (AM). Their proven capabilities to fabricate objects at high speed and with complex geometries ...

Accelerated Life-Cycle Testing of Various Lead-Free Solder Alloys by Mechanical Shock and Thermal Cycling Techniques 

Sridhar, Sharath (2017-12-11)
For the last couple of decades, our inclination towards computer technology has increased broadly. Personal device assistants also known as PDA's have become a part of our daily needs. Hence, the reliability of these ...

AE Simulator A Serial Production Line Simulator 

Bak, Taner (2009-08-03)
Consider an unreliable serial line with capacitated buffers between machines. Operators are required to repair machines when they fail and machines are blocked when the buffers are full and are starved when the buffers are ...

Aisle Designs for Unit-Load Warehouses with Multiple Pickup and Deposit Points 

Ivanovic, Goran (2007-12-15)
This thesis focuses on unit load warehouses having multiple pickup and deposit (P&D) locations on the warehouse dock(s) — i.e., a P&D region. Our aim is to design a cross aisle structure that will reduce the cost of operating ...

Alternate In-Situ Environmental Testing System by Matrix Design 

Li, Jingyun (2009-03-30)
Compared with the existing in-situ environmental testing system, this alternative one got significant improvement on measuring capacity, total cost, as well as number of connections that must be made between the hardware ...

An analytical and experimental study on 3D-printed custom surfaces for benthic algal biofilms 

Kardel, Kamran (2016-07-08)
Due to their fast growing rates and regeneration, algae are a promising avenue for biofuels, aquatic pollution recovery, and a source of protein nutrients, among others. Cultivation of benthic algal communities, in particular, ...

Application of machine learning techniques for stock market prediction 

Weng, Bin (2017-04-20)
The stock market prediction has attracted much attention from academia as well as business. Due to the non-linear, volatile and complex nature of the market, it is quite difficult to predict. As the stock markets grow ...

Application of Simulation and Optimization Approaches in Supply-Constrained Innovation Diffusion 

Negahban, Ashkan (2016-05-06)
When introducing a new product, firms face a hierarchy of decisions at the strategic and operational levels including capacity sizing, time to market or starting sales, initial inventory required by the product's release ...

The Asymmetric Game Strategies Utilizing R&D Incentives under Uncertain Patent Race and Non-infringing Imitation 

Kang, Wonseok (2014-05-14)
The primary objective of this research is to provide the optimal strategies for firms and decision makers to take advantage of competitive situations in which they obtain the greatest benefits. We analyze the various ...

Automating Interpretation of Images and Visual Inspections in Modern Manufacturing and Medical Settings 

Rasoolian, Behnam (2021-01-08)
Automating visual inspection is rapidly finding its way into non-invasive industrial and medical processes. In this work, we address detection automation opportunities in the task of interpreting both medical and industrial ...

Board Level Reliability of Lead-Free Solder Interconnections with Solder Doping Under Harsh Environment 

Zhao, Cong (2017-07-26)
The electronics packaging industry has moved from eutectic Sn-Pb solder to the lead-free near-eutectic Sn-Ag-Cu (SAC) solder system in the past few years. Reliability performance for Lead-Free solder joint under “extreme” ...

Bottleneck Detection and Mitigation in Serial Production Systems 

Ramesh, Abishek (2006-12-15)
A variety of analytical models have been proposed to model and analyze serial manufacturing systems. Most analytical models, however, make simplifying assumptions in order to remain mathematically tractable. These analytical ...

Categorization of Coast Guard Aviation Mishaps Following Aircraft Model Transitions: A Natural Language Processing Approach 

Kauffman, Andrew (2022-03-03)  ETD File Embargoed
Aircraft model transitions at United States Coast Guard (USCG) air stations present a unique, and often hidden, set of hazards that may only be identified through reported mishaps. Although all USCG aviation mishaps are ...

Challenges and Opportunities Associated with the Adoption of Wearable Technologies in the Workplace 

Zhang, Xuanxuan (2020-07-07)  ETD File Embargoed
Work-related musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) are painful and costly health conditions that affect workers in many industries, especially manufacturing. Wearable sensors such as inertial measurement units (IMUs) are direct ...

Characterizing Full Shift Physical Risk Factors among Hand Planter Forestry Workers 

Granzow, Robert (2016-12-08)
Low back and neck/shoulder pain are commonly reported among reforestation hand planters. While some studies have documented the intensive cardiovascular demands of hand planting, limited information is available regarding ...

Collective Creativity in Scientific Communities 

Zou, Guangyu (2009-06-11)
Innovation is the driving force of personal growth, national wealth and social progress. Significant attention has been given to advancing cyber infrastructures, but little is known about their factors, as well as their ...

Comparing the Overlapping of Two Independent Confidence Intervals with a Single Confidence Interval for Two Normal Population Parameters 

Huang, Ching-ying (2008-12-15)
Two overlapping confidence intervals have been used in many sources in the past 30 years to conduct statistical inferences about two normal population means. Several authors have examined the shortcomings of Overlap ...

Comprehensive Methodology for the Design Configuration and Operational Control of Shuttle-based Storage and Retrieval Systems 

Li, Donghuang (2022-04-20)
During recent years, Autonomous Vehicle Storage and Retrieval Systems (AVS/RS) have been widely applied in distribution centers and production sites to meet the increasing demand for rapid and flexible large-scale warehousing ...

A Computational Study of Modern Approaches to Risk-Averse Stochastic Optimization Using Financial Portfolio Allocation Model 

Choi, Suklim (2016-07-27)
We study some novel approaches to risk-averse stochastic optimization. Our goal is to numerically evaluate whether these methods result in an improved decision making under conditions of uncertainty. The methodology used ...

A Computational System to Solve the Warehouse Aisle Design Problem 

Ozden, Sabahattin Gokhan (2017-05-17)
Order picking is the most costly operation in a warehouse. However, current warehouse design practices have been using the same design principles for more than sixty years: straight rows with parallel pick aisles and ...