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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 ...
    • 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)
    • 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 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. ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 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 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 ...
    • 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, ...
    • 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 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 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 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, ...