Recent Submissions

  • Probabilistic design of smart sensing functions for failure diagnostics and prognostics 

    Wang, Zequn; Wang, Pingfeng (American Institute for Aeronautics and Astronautics, Inc., 2014-01-17)
    This paper presents a robust design framework to develop piezoelectric materials based structural sensing systems for failure diagnostics and prognostics. At first, a detectability measure is proposed to evaluate the ...
  • Probability of failure analysis and design using an efficient sequential sampling approach 

    Wang, Zequn; Wang, Pingfeng (American Institute for Aeronautics and Astronautics, Inc., 2014-01-17)
    This paper presents a new efficient sequential sampling approach, referred to as maximum confidence enhancement (MCE) based sequential sampling, for failure probability analysis and design optimization using surrogate ...
  • Dynamic capacity apportionment procedure exposed to different business conditions 

    Santos-Pinzon, Jorge E. (Wichita State University. Graduate School, 2010-04-23)
    Revenue management (RM) is a methodology used to allocate resources in order to maximize revenue. Capacity allocation is one of the problems in RM when demand surpasses the available capacity. This problem is addressed by ...
  • 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 ...
  • Impact of crane availability during the construction phase of the wind farm 

    Krishnamurthi, Ranjith Kumar (Wichita State University. Graduate School, 2010-04-23)
    The availability of the high capacity crawler cranes at the project site during the construction phase of the wind farm may help the turbine assembly rate, which may significantly vary due to the terrain at the project ...
  • Environmental sustainability: Metrics and definitions 

    Nezami, Farnaz Ghazi (Wichita State University. Graduate School, 2010-04-23)
    Corporate sustainability as a newly defined concept is based on five main pillars of environment, business excellence, innovation, governance and human contributions. Among these pillars, environment is an important one ...
  • Review on heat affected zone (HAZ) in laser machining 

    Abedin, Farhana (Wichita State University. Graduate School, 2010-04-23)
    Laser machining being a non-contact process possesses several advantages such as no tool wear or damage and no contact force induced problems. Laser cutting involves thermal process and it does not depend on the strength ...
  • 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 ...
  • Identifying users' characteristics critical to product selection using Rough Set theory 

    Ahmady, Ali (Wichita State University. Graduate School, 2009-05-01)
    A consumer's purchase decision making process is very complex. It is obvious that the set of product functional features has a major role in the purchase decision. However, for a same product, users may have different ...
  • A Bayesian approach for verifying process improvement 

    Safaie, Nasser (Wichita State University. Graduate School, 2009-05-01)
    This research is an effort to introduce the Bayesian approach as a tool for evaluating process adjustments aimed at causing a shift to the process average. This is usually encountered in scenarios where the process is found ...
  • Determination of carbon monoxide detector location in general aviation aircraft to improve safety 

    Ahmady, Ali; Assadi, Morteza; Muthuswamy, Selvakumar (Wichita State University. Graduate School., 2008-04-25)
    There are many sources of carbon monoxide (CO) leakage into the cabin of General Aviation (GA) aircraft. Exposure to CO, which is part of the engine exhaust in GA aircraft, can impede the pilot’s ability to direct the ...
  • Review and classification of Kansei Engineering and its applications 

    Ahmady, Ali (Wichita State University. Graduate School., 2008-04-25)
    Using customer requirements and needs in the product development process has become a major subject in quality engineering. Many scholars have tried to develop systems that enable product developers and designers to ...
  • Modeling and optimization of a health care system 

    Assadi, Morteza (Wichita State University. Graduate School., 2008-04-25)
    In many applications, the number of elements in the system (i.e., machines, jobs, customers) is either constant or remain fixed. This type of a system is modeled as a closed queuing system. Closed queuing systems are those ...
  • Applying lean production techniques in 40/45 assembly line of Learjet Inc. 

    Iqbal, Qamar (Wichita State University. Graduate School., 2008-04-25)
  • Analysis of the effect of carbon monoxide exposure on accidents/incidents in general aviation aircraft 

    Assadi, Morteza; Ahmady, Ali; Muthuswamy, Selvakumar (Wichita State University. Graduate School., 2008-04-25)
    Exposure to carbon monoxide (CO) can cause harmful health effects depending on its concentration and duration of exposure. Exhaust system failures in general aviation (GA) aircraft can result in CO exposure which, in turn, ...
  • Transportation and distribution of future energy: Biofuels 

    Asmatulu, Eylem (Wichita State University. Graduate School., 2008-04-25)
    Biofuel is a natural resource and has a significant attraction worldwide for many applications, including transportation vehicles, house and industrial heating and electricity production in power stations. It is reported ...
  • Micromechanical modeling of ferrite/pearlite steels 

    Koushyar, Hoda; Tavakol, Behrouz; Madhavan, Viswanathan (Wichita State University. Graduate School., 2008-04-25)
    Micromechanics is the analysis of composite or heterogeneous materials on the level of the individual phases that constitute these materials. In this project micromechanical structure of ferritic/pearlitic steels was ...
  • Uncertain location routing problem (LRP) integrated to inventory considering space limitation 

    Sajjadi, Seyed Reza; Cheraghi, S. Hossein (Wichita State University. Graduate School., 2008-04-25)
    An optimal supply chain management system has a direct effect on the performance of any enterprise and could result in substantial cost savings. Successful supply chain management involves many decisions relating to the ...
  • Optimal distillers distribution planning in an ethanol supply chain 

    Iqbal, Qamar (Wichita State University. Graduate School., 2008-04-25)
    The ethanol industry in the United States is expanding rapidly, consequently, the amount of coproducts called distillers feed is also expanding at a rapid rate. These distillers can be fed to cattle because they are ...
  • Simulation-based decision making for maintenance policy selection for complex systems 

    Li, Zhaojun; Liao, Haitao (Wichita State University. Graduate School., 2008-04-25)
    This paper investigates the performance of deteriorating systems maintained under structural constraints using a simulation approach. Three maintenance polices are investigated, and the performance of the system is ...

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