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  • A multi-criteria approach for biomass crop selection under fuzzy environment 

    Bueyuektahtakin, I. Esra; Cobuloglu, Halil I. (2014-06-03)
    The type of biomass crop has a significant impact on the feasibility of ethanol production. Since biomass crop type can have various environmental and economic impacts, the selection of an optimal crop type is a multi-criteria ...
  • A review of lignocellulosic biomass and biofuel supply chain models 

    Bueyuektahtakin, I. Esra; Cobuloglu, Halil I. (2014-06-03)
    Biofuels have received considerable attention lately due to the scarcity of fossil-based energy and its adverse impact on the environment. Furthermore, the need for a consistent energy supply has led researchers and ...
  • Battery prognostics using a self-cognizant dynamic system approach 

    Bai, Guangxing; Wang, Pingfeng (IEEE, 2015)
    This paper proposes a new self-cognizant dynamic system approach for Battery PHM, that incorporates an artificial neural network model into a dual extended Kalman filter (DEKF) algorithm. A feed-forward neural network ...
  • Commercial simulation over the Web 

    Whitman, Lawrence E.; Huff, Brian; Palaniswamy, S. (IEEE, 1999-01)
    Modeling and simulation provide objective analysis tools for many fields including manufacturing. This paper presents the requirements and describes the usefulness of a Web-based interface to discrete-event simulation. A ...
  • Concurrent design of functional reliability and failure prognosis for engineered resilience 

    Wang, Pingfeng; Youn, Byeng D.; Hu, Chao (American Society of Mechanical Engineers, 2014)
    This paper presents a new system design platform and approaches leading to the development of resilient engineered systems through integrating design of system functions and prognosis of function failures in a unified ...
  • A Copula-based Sampling Method for Data-driven prognostics and health management 

    Xi, Zhimin; Jing, Rong; Wang, Pingfeng; Hu, Chao (American Society of Mechanical Engineers, 2014)
    This paper develops a Copula-based sampling method for data-driven prognostics and health management (PHM). The principal idea is to first build statistical relationship between failure time and the time realizations at ...
  • A Copula-based Sampling Method for Data-driven prognostics and health management 

    Xi, Zhimin; Jing, Rong; Wang, Pingfeng; Hu, Chao (IEEE, 2013-06-24)
    This paper develops a Copula-based sampling method for data-driven prognostics and health management (PHM). The principal idea is to first build statistical relationship between failure time and the time realizations at ...
  • Deep belief network based state classification for structural health diagnosis 

    Tamilselvan, Prasanna; Wang, Yibin; Wang, Pingfeng (IEEE, 2012)
    Effective health diagnosis provides multifarious benefits such as improved safety, improved reliability and reduced costs for the operation and maintenance of complex engineered systems. This paper presents a novel ...
  • Design of a robust classification fusion platform for structural health diagnostics 

    Tamilselvan, Prasanna; Wang, Pingfeng; Hu, Chao (American Society of Mechanical Engineers, 2014)
    Efficient health diagnostics provides benefits such as improved safety, improved reliability, and reduced costs for the operation and maintenance of engineered systems. This paper presents a multi-attribute classification ...
  • Design of thin film solar cell material structures for reliability and performance robustness 

    Yodo, Nita; Wang, Pingfeng (American Society of Mechanical Engineers, 2014)
    An exponential growth of photovoltaic (PV) technologies in the past decade has paved a path to a sustainable solar-powered world. The development of alternative PV technologies with low-cost and high-stability materials ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • A generic fusion platform of failure diagnostics for resilient engineering system design 

    Abdolsamadi, Amirmahyar; Wang, Pingfeng; Tamilselvan, Prasanna (American Society of Mechanical Engineers, 2016)
    Effective health diagnostics provides benefits such as improved safety, improved reliability, and reduced costs for the operation and maintenance of complex engineered systems. This paper presents a multi-attribute ...
  • Healthcare facilities: Planning for increasing extreme heat events 

    Huber, Art; Overcash, Michael; Sadkhi, Anas; Rabanimotlagh, Ahmad; Twomey, Janet M.; 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 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 ...
  • Industrial facilities overhead energy estimation 

    Bawaneh, Khaled; Overcash, Michael; Twomey, Janet M. (American Society of Mechanical Engineers, 2014-06-30)
    In this study, two important techniques for estimating the nonprocess energy in industrial and manufacturing buildings were examined. The building energy data for two industrial facilities were collected and analyzed. The ...
  • 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 ...
  • A maximum confidence enhancement based sequential sampling scheme for simulation-based design 

    Wang, Zequn; Wang, Pingfeng (American Society of Mechanical Engineers, 2014)
    This paper presents a maximum confidence enhancement based sequential sampling approach for simulation-based design under uncertainty. In the proposed approach, the ordinary Kriging method is adopted to construct surrogate ...