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  • Design-oriented functional capacity evaluation: the available motions inventory--a review 

    Malzahn, Don E.; Fernandez, Jeffrey E.; Kattel, B. P. (Informa Healthcare, 1996-08)
    The accommodation of a task to the unique abilities of an individual with a disability is becoming increasingly the responsibility of the employer. Functional capacity evaluation (FCE) provides the information necessary ...
  • Designing a global multi-disciplinary classroom: a learning experience in supply chain logistics Management 

    Barut, Mehmet; Yildirim, Mehmet Bayram; Kilic, Kemal (2006-04-12)
    Global competition has created multinational supply chains where raw materials production, marketing, and consumption can be in different countries in order to achieve cost-effective production and higher customer service ...
  • Dispatching rules for allocation of component types to machines in the automated assembly of printed circuit boards 

    Yildirim, Mehmet Bayram; Duman, Ekrem; Duman, Dilek (Springer Verlag, 2006)
    In this paper, we propose a model and algorithms to solve a load balancing problem on a printed circuit board assembly line. On this line of two identical machines, the problem of allocation of component types to ...
  • A double-loop adaptive sampling approach for sensitivity-free dynamic reliability analysis 

    Wang, Zequn; Wang, Pingfeng (Elsevier Ltd., 2015-10)
    Dynamic reliability measures reliability of an engineered system considering time-variant operation condition and component deterioration. Due to high computational costs, conducting dynamic reliability analysis at an early ...
  • Dynamic reliability-based robust design optimization with time-variant probabilistic constraints 

    Wang, Pingfeng; Wang, Zequn; Almaktoom, Abdulaziz T. (Taylor & Francis LTD, 2014-06-03)
    With the increasing complexity of engineering systems, ensuring high system reliability and system performance robustness throughout a product life cycle is of vital importance in practical engineering design. Dynamic ...
  • Dynamic web-based configuration changes in a supply chain 

    Whitman, Lawrence E.; Krishnan, Krishna K.; Subbiah, Nishant; Agarwal, Ramesh K. (2000-06)
    An optimized supply chain is a source of competitive advantage. Supply chain design consists of two phases: initial design and on-going design. There is currently much in the literature regarding initial supply chain ...
  • Economics of quality improvement in manufacturing processes based on attributes 

    Weheba, Gamal; Tola, Akale M.; Masud, Abu S.M. (2008)
    Traditional models of the cost of quality combine prevention and appraisal expenses and consider their coupled effect on failure costs. This approach conceals the real economic value of continuous process improvement and ...
  • Effect of hand sanitizer location on hand hygiene compliance 

    Cure Vellojin, Laila N.; Van Enk, Richard (Elsevier B.V., 2015-09-01)
    Background: Hand hygiene is the most important intervention to prevent infection in hospitals. Health care workers should clean their hands at least before and after contact with patients. Hand sanitizer dispensers are ...
  • The effect of pallet distance on torso kinematics and low back disorder risk 

    Jorgensen, Michael J.; Handa, Amit; Veluswamy, Prabaharan; Bhatt, Manish (Taylor & Francis, 2005-06)
    Intervention research for prevention of occupational low back injuries has focused on the effects of reducing extreme torso flexion and the external moment. Little is known about prevention strategies for torso twisting ...
  • The effect of post cure temperature on fiber/matrix adhesion of T650/Cycom 5320-1 using the micro-droplet technique 

    Rahmani, Nassim; Willard, Bethany; Lease, Kevin; Legesse, Ephriem T.; Soltani, Seyed A.; Keshavanarayana, Suresh (Elsevier B.V., 2015-09)
    The interfacial shear strength (IFSS) of a specific carbon fiber/epoxy composite (T650/Cycom 5320-1) was investigated to determine how changes in post cure temperature affects the fiber/matrix adhesion. The degree of cure ...
  • Effect of torso flexion on the lumbar torso extensor muscle sagittal plane moment arms 

    Jorgensen, Michael J.; Marras, William S.; Gupta, Purnendu; Waters, Thomas R. (Elsevier BV, 2003-09)
    Accurate anatomical inputs for biomechanical models are necessary for valid estimates of internal loading. The magnitude of the moment arm of the lumbar erector muscle group is known to vary as a function of such variables ...
  • Efficiency measure for colleges of engineering 

    Katamjani, Ali Ghobahi; Malzahn, Don E.; Whitman, Lawrence E. (American Society for Engineering Education, 2014-06-15)
    As the need for engineers increases, there is a parallel decrease in public funding of higher education. The press for increased efficiency in the system of higher education is inevitable. Although each college of engineering ...
  • EI2N 2012 PC Co-chairs message 

    Panetto, Herve; Whitman, Lawrence E.; Dassisti, Michele; Cecil, J.; Park, Jinwoo (Springer-Verlag, 2012)
    After the successful Sixth edition in 2011, the seventh edition of the Enterprise Integration, Interoperability and Networking workshop (EI2N2012) has been organised as part of the OTM2012 Federated Conferences and is ...
  • Energy consumption of VA hospital CT scans 

    Esmaeili, Mohammad Amin; Jahromi, Ashkan S.; Twomey, Janet M.; Yildirim, Mehmet Bayram; Overcash, Michael; Elsken, Tyson; Dominquez, Fernando; Thomas, Nicholas; Mcadam, Ashlee (IEEE, 2011-05)
    The United States healthcare spending was about $7,681 per resident and accounted for 16.2% of the nation's GDP in 2008 and rose to compromise about 18% of the nation's GDP by 2010. As healthcare sector continues to grow ...
  • Ensemble of data-driven prognostic algorithms for robust prediction of Remaining Useful Life 

    Hu, Chao; Youn, Byeng D.; Wang, Pingfeng; Yoon, Joung Taek (Elsevier, 2012-03)
    Prognostics aims at determining whether a failure of an engineered system (e.g., a nuclear power plant) is impending and estimating the remaining useful life (RUL) before the failure occurs. The traditional data-driven ...
  • Environmental impacts of healthcare services: delivery of x-ray services 

    Esmaeili, Mohammad Amin; Twomey, Janet M.; Yildirim, Mehmet Bayram; Overcash, Michael; Jahromi, Ashkan S.; Thomas, Nicholas; Mcadam, Ashlee; Dominquez, Fernando (IEEE, 2011-05)
    THE healthcare sector of the U.S rose to compromise about 18% of the nation's GDP in 2010. In meeting patient needs healthcare organizations spend nearly $8.8 billion each year on energy. To achieve energy reduction, the ...
  • Ergonomics: Pros and cons of job rotation as a means of reducing injury costs 

    Schneider, Scott; Davis, Kermit; Jorgensen, Michael J. (Taylor & Francis, Inc, 2005-02)
    As companies in the manufacturing sector struggle with increased injury costs, lower economic prowess, and reductions in the workforce, companies are searching for cost-effective interventions with respect to both ...
  • Essex -- An intelligent advisor for expert system shell selection 

    Huffman, John E.; Masud, Abu S.M.; Hommertzheim, Don (Elsevier, 1989)
    This paper described an advisory system for selecting expert system software. Some background into the problems that an organization might face in the selection of expert system software will first be presented. After this, ...
  • Estimating nonprocess energy from building energy consumption 

    Overcash, Michael; Bawaneh, Khaled; Twomey, Janet M. (Springer, 2013-02)
    From this research, an important technique for estimating the nonprocess energy (also known as overhead energy) in industrial and manufacturing buildings was examined. The building energy data for six industrial facilities ...
  • Evaluation of recycling efforts of aircraft companies in Wichita 

    Asmatulu, Eylem; Twomey, Janet M.; Overcash, Michael (Elsevier Science BV, 2013-11)
    The number of manufactured aircraft has been continuously increasing worldwide because of the high demand for airline transportation. During manufacturing, many advanced materials and devices are used to build various sizes ...