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  • Exploiting tumor shrinkage through temporal optimization of radiotherapy 

    Unkelbach, Jan; Craft, David; Hong, Theodore; Papp, David; Ramakrishnan, Jagdish; Salari, Ehsa; Wolfgang, John; Bortfeld, Thomas (IOP Publishing, 2014-06-21)
    In multi-stage radiotherapy, a patient is treated in several stages separated by weeks or months. This regimen has been motivated mostly by radiobiological considerations, but also provides an approach to reduce normal ...
  • Exprimental study of the effect of a contact conditioner on sliding electric contact 

    Chandurkar, Dhananjay (2006-12)
    This thesis is aimed at studying the tribology of sliding contacts subject to high current densities. A flat-ended Copper tip sliding on a flat Copper plate was the test configuration and current densities of the order of ...
  • Fabrication of hydroxyapatite coated magnesium alloy for orthopedic bio-degradable metallic implant applications 

    Arshanapalli, Sai Abhishek (Wichita State University, 2013-07)
    Magnesium (Mg) and its alloys are potential biodegradable implant materials because of their alluring biological property. Moreover, they have attracted growing interest as a promising alternative for medical implant and ...
  • Facilitating a knowledge network: the role of communities of practice 

    Schunk, Pin Pin (Wichita State University, 2013-07)
    Today, sophisticated consumers drive an organization's market share. They demand timely innovation and challenge an organization's capacity to manage its competencies. Communities of Practice (CoPs) harvest and disperse ...
  • Facility layout design considering risk for single-period and multi-period cases. 

    Jithavech, Id (Wichita State University, 2008-05)
    The most desirable characteristic of a facility layout is its ability to maintain its efficiency over time while coping with the uncertainty in product demand. A traditional facility layout design method is governed by the ...
  • Failure Diagnosis Using Deep Belief Learning based Health State Classification 

    Tamilselvan, Prasanna; Wang, Pingfeng (Elsevier, 2013-03-13)
    Effective health diagnosis provides multifarious benefits such as improved safety, improved reliability and reduced costs for operation and maintenance of complex engineered systems. This paper presents a novel multi-sensor ...
  • Field evaluation of a continuous passive lumbar motion system 

    Madhavan, Viswanathan; Jorgensen, Michael J.; Kittusamy, N. K.; Biggs, F. (Wichita State University. Graduate School., 2005-04-22)
  • A first best toll pricing framework for variable demand traffic assignment problems 

    Yildirim, Mehmet Bayram; Hearn, Donald W. (Elsevier, 2005)
    In this paper, we present a toll pricing framework for a general variable demand traffic assignment problem with side constraints, where the demand between an origin destination pair is a function of the least total travel ...
  • Forecasting plant labor productivity with a time series model 

    Masud, Abu S.M. (Elsevier Ltd., 1985)
    Plant labor productivity index, defined as the ratio of the standard labor hours and actual labor hours, is an important factor in the determination of the future manpower needs at Cessna Aircraft Co. (Pawnee Division). ...
  • A framework to minimise total energy consumption and total tardiness on a single machine 

    Mouzon, Gilles C.; Yildirim, Mehmet Bayram (Taylor & Francis, 2008)
    A great amount of energy is wasted in industry by machines that remain idle due to underutilisation. A way to avoid wasting energy and thus reducing the carbon print of an industrial plant is to consider minimisation ...
  • A framework to minimize total energy consumption and total tardiness on a single machine 

    Mouzon, Gilles C.; Yildirim, Mehmet Bayram (Wichita State University. Graduate School., 2008-04-25)
    A great amount of energy is wasted in industry by machines which stay idle due to underutilization. A way to avoid consuming the wasted energy is to incorporate energy consumption into consideration while making the ...
  • A fully Bayesian approach for sample size determination 

    Safaie, Nasser (Wichita State University. Graduate School, 2010-04-23)
    The sample size determination plays a significant role in design and analysis of many engineering problems plus data sampling projects. There is a number of sampling techniques including both classical as well as Bayesian ...
  • A fuzzy multi objective model for a green generation expansion problem 

    Meza, Jose L. Ceciliano; Nezami, Farnaz Ghazi (Wichita State University. Graduate School, 2010-04-23)
    In this paper, a comprehensive fuzzy multi-objective model is presented for generation expansion planning problem considering uncertainty in objective functions and demand constraint. The purpose of the model is determining ...
  • A fuzzy multi-objective model for a green generation expansion problem 

    Nezami, Farnaz Ghazi; Meza, Jose L. Ceciliano; Yildirim, Mehmet Bayram; Masud, Abu S.M. (2010-03-25)
    In this paper a comprehensive fuzzy multi-objective model is presented for generation expansion planning problem considering uncertainty in objective functions and demand constraints. The purpose of the model is determining ...
  • Gender influences on spine loads during complex lifting 

    Marras, William S.; Davis, Kermit; Jorgensen, Michael J. (Elsevier, 2003-03)
    Background context: Previous research has documented differences in spine loading between genders when the imposed load is normalized relative to the size of the person. However, under realistic work conditions the magnitude ...
  • A generic probabilistic framework for structural health prognostics and uncertainty management 

    Wang, Pingfeng; Youn, Byeng D.; Hu, Chao (Elsevier, 2012-04)
    Structural health prognostics can be broadly applied to various engineered artifacts in an engineered system. However, techniques and methodologies for health prognostics become application-specific. This study thus aims ...
  • Genetic algorithm to solve a multi-objective scheduling problem 

    Mouzon, Gilles C.; Yildirim, Mehmet Bayram (Wichita State University. Graduate School., 2007-04-27)
    Energy is expensive and a potential way to reduce energy consumption may be through using intelligent scheduling techniques. In this paper, we propose a genetic algorithm to solve a single machine scheduling problem where ...
  • A global learning experience in supply chain logistics management 

    Yildirim, Mehmet Bayram; Barut, Mehmet; Kilic, Kemal (2004)
    Global competition created multinational supply chains where raw materials from different countries are manufactured in a country, marketed in another, and consumed by consumers in different countries so that cost ...
  • Heuristics for energy efficient vehicle routing problem 

    Talaei, Majid (Wichita State University, 2012-12)
    US logistics cost of 1.397 trillion dollars in 2007, which stands for more that 10 percent of the total GDP of the country justifies any attempt of reducing it. Transportation followed by inventory-carrying and logistics ...
  • Hospital radiology department overhead energy estimation 

    Esmaeili, Mohammad Amin; Jahromi, Ashkan S.; Twomey, Janet M.; Yildirim, Mehmet Bayram; Overcash, Michael; Dominquez, Fernando; Thomas, Nicholas; Mcadam, Ashlee (IEEE, 2011-05)
    The interest in the energy management is found in every sector of the economy. This is true of the commercial sector which includes the healthcare industry. The focus of this study is on estimating the overhead energy ...