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  • 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 ...
  • Multiple Criteria Decision Making 

    Masud, Abu S.M.; Ravindran, A. Ravi (CRC Press, An imprint of the Taylor and Francis Group, 2008)
    Decision problems often exhibit these characteristics: the presence of multiple, conflicting criteria for judging alternatives and the need for making compromises of trade-offs regarding the outcomes of alternative courses ...
  • An aggregate production planning model and application of three multiple objective decision methods 

    Masud, Abu S.M.; Hwang, C.L. (Industrial Engineering and Management Press, Institute of Industrial Engineers, 1984)
  • SENSES: A knowledge-based sensor selection system 

    Ong, Jin B.; Masud, Abu S.M.; Eyada, Osama K. (Elsevier Ltd., 1992)
    A key component in any measurement and control system is the sensor. To operate reliably a sensor must meet all of the critical application specifications. Due to the myriad of factors that must be taken into consideration ...
  • An algorithm for multiple-objective non-linear programming 

    Masud, Abu S.M.; Zheng, Xitong (Palgrave Macmillan, 1989)
    An interactive algorithm to solve multiple-objective non-linear programming (MONLP) problems is proposed. In each iteration of the proposed algorithm, the decision-maker is presented with a solution and a set of direction ...
  • A knowledge-based system for sensor selection 

    Ong, Jin B.; Eyada, Osama K.; Masud, Abu S.M. (Elsevier, 1989)
    This paper presents a Knowledge-based system (KBS) developed to allow users, who may not be knowledgeable about sensors, to select sensors suitable for their specific needs. The KBS runs on a micro-computer. The selection ...
  • 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, ...
  • An aggregate production planning model and application of three multiple objective decision methods 

    Masud, Abu S.M.; Hwang, C.L. (Taylor & Francis, 1980)
    This paper presents a multiple objective formulation of the multi-product, multi-period aggregate production planning problem. The proposed model provides for individual consideration of the conflicting multiple objectives ...
  • 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 microcomputer-based knowledge system for CAD software selection 

    Masud, Abu S.M. (Elsevier, 1987)
    This paper documents a prototype knowledge system which has been developed to select the most appropriate CAD software based on the user's requirements and preferences.
  • An experimental validation of mathematical simulation of human thermoregulation 

    Konz, S.; Hwang, C.L.; Dhiman, J.; Masud, Abu S.M. (Elsevier, 1977)
    An experimental validation of Stolwijk's mathematical model of thermoregulation is presented. Although the model seems to be accepted widely, very little experimental data for validation exists in the open literature. ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • A knowledge-based model management system for aircraft survivability analysis 

    Masud, Abu S.M.; Metcalf, Paul; Hommertzheim, Don (Elsevier B.V., 1995)
    For the survivability analysis of a weapon system, an analyst has to consider and choose from a large number of available models the set of models that best fits the study requirements. This paper presents a knowledge-based ...
  • Circularity error evaluation: Theory and algorithm 

    Wang, Musong; Cheraghi, S. Hossein; Masud, Abu S.M. (Elsevier, 1999)
    Many procedures for the evaluation of circularity error based on different criteria have been developed. The procedures that are based on the minimum radial separation criterion are either too complex or lack an algorithmic ...
  • Sphericity error evaluation: theoretical derivation and algorithm development 

    Wang, Musong; Cheraghi, S. Hossein; Masud, Abu S.M. (Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2001)
    Several methods for the evaluation of sphericity error exist. The Minimum Radial Separation (MRS) spheres method is a method that has been studied by several researchers. In the MRS criterion, two concentric spheres at ...
  • A knowledge-based advisory system for statistical quality control 

    Masud, Abu S.M.; Thenappan, M.S. (Taylor & Francis, 1993)
    Implementation of an effective quality management system requires the ready availability of expert statistical quality control (SQC) practitioners. However, this expertise may be unavailable to many small- and medium-size ...
  • A fuzzy multicriteria generation expansion planning model 

    Yildirim, Mehmet Bayram; Nezami, Farnaz Ghazi; Masud, Abu S.M.; Meza, Jose L. Ceciliano (Inderscience Publishers, 2011)
    In this paper, we present a fuzzy multi-objective model for power generation expansion planning problem with uncertainty in objective functions and demand balance constraints. The purpose of the fuzzy generation expansion ...
  • 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 ...
  • A model for the multiperiod multiobjective power generation expansion problem 

    Meza, Jose L. Ceciliano; Yildirim, Mehmet Bayram; Masud, Abu S.M. (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2007-05-02)
    A long-term multiobjective model for the power generation expansion planning of electric systems is described and evaluated in this paper. The model optimizes simultaneously multiple objectives (i.e., minimizes costs, ...

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