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  • 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 model-free approach for lithium-ion battery health management 

    Bai, Guangxing; Wang, Pingfeng; Hu, Chao; Pecht, Michael (Elsevier Ltd., 2014-12-15)
    Accurate estimation of the state-of-charge (SoC) and state-of-health (SoH) for an operating battery system, as a critical task for battery health management, greatly depends on the validity and generalizability of battery ...
  • 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 ...
  • Healthcare facilities: Planning for increasing extreme heat events 

    Huber, Art; Overcash, Michael; Sadkhi, Anas; Rabanimotlagh, Ahmad; Twomey, Janet; Yazici, Hulya (2014-06-03)
    Hospitals and healthcare buildings are energy intensive units due to the specific requirements to maintain patient comfort, meet standards for a bacteria and virus free environment, and deliver patient services. Besides ...
  • Hospital patient-care and outside-the-hospital energy profiles for hemodialysis services: report of two cases 

    Soltani, Seyed A.; Overcash, Michael; Twomey, Janet M.; Esmaeili, Mohammad Amin; Yildirim, Mehmet Bayram (John Wiley & Sons Inc., 2015-06)
    Studies investigated the patient-care (in-hospital) and outside-the-hospital energy consumptions for delivering the hemodialysis (HD) service. A life cycle inventory methodology was used for this patient-based analysis for ...
  • 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 ...
  • In vitro stability study of organophosphonic self assembled monolayers (SAMs) on cobalt chromium (Co-Cr) alloy 

    Bhure, Rahul; Mahapatro, Anil; Bonner, Carl; Abdel-Fattah, Tarek M. (Elsevier, 2013-05-01)
    Surface modification of Cobalt Chromium (Co-Cr) alloy is being investigated as a possible solution to the biomedical challenges arising from its usage. Self Assembled Monolayers (SAMs) of organophosphonic Octadecylphosphonic ...
  • Industrial facilities non-process energy 

    Bawaneh, Khaled; Overcash, Michael; Twomey, Janet M. (Taylor & Francis Inc, 2014-04-18)
    In this study, published information on non-process energy use, which includes lighting, heating, cooling, ventilation, humidity control, and particulate control, for industrial buildings has been analyzed and compiled and ...
  • Integrated maintenance and production planning with energy consumption and minimal repair 

    Yildirim, Mehmet Bayram; Nezami, Farnaz Ghazi (Springer, 2014-10)
    In this study, we analyze an integrated production-preventive maintenance planning problem where product processing times are affected by machine degradation. Preventive maintenance and repair can return the degraded ...
  • An integrated performance measure approach for system reliability analysis 

    Wang, Zequn; Wang, Pingfeng (American Society of Mechanical Engineers, 2015-02)
    This paper presents a new adaptive sampling approach based on a novel integrated performance measure approach, referred to as "iPMA," for system reliability assessment with multiple dependent failure events. The developed ...
  • Interactive sequential goal programming 

    Masud, Abu S.M.; Hwang, C.L. (Palgrave Macmillan, 1981)
    This paper introduces a new solution method based on Goal Programming for Multiple Objective Decision Making (MODM) problems. The method, called Interactive Sequential Goal Programming (ISGP), combines and extends the ...
  • Invasive species control optimization as a dynamic spatial process: an application to buffelgrass (Pennisetum ciliare) in Arizona 

    Bueyuektahtakin, I. Esra; Feng, Zhuo; Olsson, Aaryn D.; Frisvold, George; Szidarovszky, Ferenc (Weed Science Society of America, 2014)
    Buffelgrass (Pennisetum ciliare) is a fire-prone, African bunchgrass spreading rapidly across the southern Arizona desert. This article introduces a model that simulates buffelgrass spread over a gridded landscape over ...
  • Life cycle and nano-products: end-of-life assessment 

    Asmatulu, Eylem; Twomey, Janet M.; Overcash, Michael (Springer, 2012-03)
    Understanding environmental impacts of nanomaterials necessitates analyzing the life cycle profile. The initial emphasis of nanomaterial life cycle studies has been on the environmental and health effects of nanoproducts ...
  • Life cycle assessment of fertilization of corn and corn-soybean rotations with swine manure and synthetic fertilizer in Iowa 

    Griffing, Evan M.; Schauer, Richard Lynn; Rice, Charles W. (American Society of Agronomy, 2014-06-23)
    Life cycle assessment is the predominant method to compare energy and environmental impacts of agricultural production systems. In this life cycle study, we focused on the comparison of swine manure to synthetic fertilizer ...
  • Machining damage in edge trimming of CFRP 

    Sheikh-Ahmad, Jamal; Urban, Nebu; Cheraghi, S. Hossein (TAYLOR & FRANCIS INC, 2012-05-24)
    Conventional machining processes such as turning, milling, drilling, abrasive cutting, and grinding are commonly used to bring composite parts to final shape and assembly requirements. However, due to the layered nature ...
  • Management of impacted cuspids using 3-D volumetric imaging 

    Mah, J.; Enciso, R.; Jorgensen, Michael J. (PubMed, 2003-11)
    Management of impacted cuspids is a complex clinical problem involving proper assessment and interdisciplinary treatment planning. In this paper, we describe the use of 3-D volumetric imaging in the management of impacted ...
  • Mathematical programming with multiple objectives: A tutorial 

    Hwang, C.L.; Paidy, S.R.; Yoon, K.; Masud, Abu S.M. (1980)
    A system of classifying about two dozen major methods for mathematical programming with multiple objectives, or multiple objective decision making (MODM) is presented. The classification has been based upon four categories ...
  • Maximum acceptable frequencies for females performing a drilling task in different wrist postures 

    Davis, Paul J.; Fernandez, Jeffrey E. (Human Ergology Society, 1994-12)
    This paper presents a study on the effect of wrist posture; flexion, extension, ulnar deviation, and radial deviation on maximum acceptable frequencies (MAF) for a drilling task using a psychophysical approach. Twelve ...
  • A maximum confidence enhancement based sequential sampling scheme for simulation-based design 

    Wang, Zequn; Wang, Pingfeng (Amer Soc Mechanical Engineers, 2014-02-01)
    A maximum confidence enhancement (MCE)-based sequential sampling approach is developed for reliability-based design optimization (RBDO) using surrogate models. The developed approach employs the ordinary Kriging method for ...
  • Metals for biomedical applications and devices 

    Mahapatro, Anil (American Scientific Publishers, 2012-12)
    Humans have tried to restore function to the human body stricken with trauma or disease. Often metals and other materials have been used for this purpose. Metals in biomedical device are exploited due to their inertness ...