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Optimization of feed management for Pacific White shrimp (Litopenaeus vannamei) 

To, Van (2016-05-05)
Manufactured feed is one of the important components of commercial shrimp aquaculture, providing nutritional balance for farmed shrimp. However, it is also the primary source causing problems related to water quality. ...

Optimization of Fuel-Air Mixing for a Scramjet Combustor Geometry Using CFD and a Genetic Algorithm 

Ahuja, Vivek (2008-12-15)
A new methodology for the optimization of fuel-air mixing in a scramjet combustor using integrated Genetic Algorithms and Computational Fluid Dynamics is presented. A typical combustor design involving Mach 2 crossflow ...

Optimization of High Power Gallium Nitride Based Point of Load Converters for Data Center Power Supply Chains 

Jenkins, Luke L. (2015-04-30)
Wide-bandgap semiconductors are enabling higher efficiency, greater power density, smaller size, and higher switching frequency than traditional Si semiconductors. This work shows the development of an over 96% efficient ...

Optimization of Hull Shapes for Water-skiing and Wakeboarding 

Daily, Robert (2005-12-15)
This study attempts to define an optimal hull shape for a boat towing either a skier or a wakeboarder. Two methods for determining a free surface deformation (both hull and wake shape) given an applied pressure disturbance ...

Optimization of List-Based Functional Pipelines 

Soehnlin, Timothy (2017-01-09)
There has always been a disconnect between how humans organize computer code, and how computers execute it. Functional programming is a paradigm that increases code maintainability and testability, but generally results ...

Optimization of Off-grid Photovoltaic Systems 

Cho, Dongjin (2020-04-17)
Among various renewable energy sources, solar energy is considered one of the most effective solutions because it is abundant, eco-friendly, sustainable energy resources to address the energy shortage of the present and ...

Optimization Of Plant Based Diets For Pacific White Shrimp (Litopenaeus vannamei) 

Zhou, Yangen (2014-07-24)
Supplies of marine ingredients are finite and their prices are high, fluctuating and the price is expected to continue to rise. The aquaculture industry has long recognized that the viable utilization of plant feedstuffs ...

Optimization of Split Keyboard Design for Touchscreen Devices 

Alamdar Yazdi, Mohammad Ali (2018-04-27)
While many large touchscreen devices have a split keyboard option to enable two-thumb typing, there are significant differences in the design which affect users’ text entry rate. A mixed integer-programming model is developed ...

Optimization of Standard Depth Control Systems to Improve Row-Crop Planter Performance in the Southeast US. 

Poncet, Aurelie M. A. (2016-12-20)
Modern row-crop planters are designed to place individual seeds in the ground at a proper and predetermined depth to promote immediate germination and uniform emergence of seedlings. Seeding depth is manually adjusted by ...

Optimization of stem cell extraction from blue catfish (Ictalurus furcatus) to produce alloxenogenic catfish: Effects of body size, sex steroids, and seasonality 

Hettiarachchi, Darshika (2020-04-20)
Xenogenesis has been identified as an innovative technology for hybrid catfish (♀ channel catfish, Ictalurus punctatus × ♂ blue catfish, I.furcatus) embryo production. Currently, donor cells are collected from randomly ...

Optimized Nonlinear Substrate Integrated Waveguide for Pulse Compression 

Caudle, Byron (2013-04-15)
The time compression and associated frequency broadening of electromagnetic pulses has numerous applications in communication and radar systems. In this work, a new type of pulse compression device based on nonlinear ...

Optimizing a Standard Sampling Program to Evaluate Fish Community Structure for Non-wadeable Rivers in Alabama 

Dattilo, Jason (2017-08-03)
Alabama’s non-wadeable rivers support exceptionally high biodiversity of fishes but no formal sampling program has been developed to monitor the fish community in these systems. Recent developments in Alabama have caused ...

Optimizing and Scheduling of a Pooled Log Transport System 

Haridass, Karunakaran (2009-07-15)
The log truck scheduling problem (LTSP) under capacity constraints and time window constraints which is an NP-hard problem, involves the design of a set of best possible routes for a set of trucks starting and ending the ...

Optimizing Haul Routes Using Geospatial Technologies for the Delivery of Ready-Mix Concrete in Urban Areas 

Rao, Pradeep (2007-05-15)
In the ready-mix concrete industry, timely and uninterrupted delivery of ready-mix concrete to a construction site is of utmost importance for efficient construction operation. Due to ever soaring fuel prices and small ...

Optimizing in vitro culture conditions for broiler chicken Pectoralis major muscle satellite cells 

Gregg, Caroline (2022-11-29)  ETD File Embargoed
There is growing interest in understanding how muscle-specific stem cells, or satellite cells (SC), contribute to post-hatch skeletal muscle growth of broiler chickens and their potential role in the development of breast ...

Optimizing Military Tactical MANETs efficiently using PSO 

Cho, Younchol (2009-11-05)
A mobile ad-hoc network (MANET) is a self-configuring network of autonomous agents designed to continuously support users who change the topology of the network dynamically and independently. The dynamic mobility of user ...

Optimizing Task Throughput for Large-scale Mobile Crowdsourcing in Smart Cities 

Li, Wei (2021-08-09)
In mobile crowdsourcing, workers are financially motivated to perform as many self-selected tasks as possible to maximize their revenue. Unfortunately, the existing task scheduling approaches in mobile crowdsourcing fail ...

Optimizing the Use of a John Deere Slash Bundling Unit in a Tree-Length Logging System 

Meadows, Steven Richard, Jr. (2010-05-13)
The purpose of this project was to explore an avenue that could supply a source of readily available energy in Southeastern forested lands. Typical, southern harvesting operations consist of whole tree harvesting in which ...

Optimum Propeller Design for Electric UAVs 

Wall, David (2012-05-16)
A propeller behaves as a rotating wing producing lift in the direction of the axis of rotation. Many previous propeller optimization methods have been developed, but usually focus on piston or turboprop applications. ...

The Optimum Upper Screening Limit and Optimum Mean Fill Level to Maximize Expected Net Profit in the Canning Problem for Finite Continuous Distributions 

Jordan, Victoria (2006-05-15)
The “canning problem” occurs when a process has a minimum specification such that any product produced below that minimum incurs a scrap/rework cost and any product over the minimum incurs a “give-away” cost. The objective ...