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    • Postural sway and electromyography (EMG) muscle activation of the lower body on surfaces with varying stability 

      Zulkiply, Hapiz (Wichita State University, 2007-07)
      The purpose of this study was to quantify muscle activation and body sway on a series of unstable surfaces. Surface electrodes were used to obtain muscle activation data from the tibialis anterior, gastrocnemius, gluteus ...
    • A practical method for assessing maintenance factors using a value stream maintenance map 

      Thiruvengadam, Arunprakash (Wichita State University, 2009-12)
      In today's highly competitive business environment every company is heading to increase its overall production and profit by decreasing its consumed manufacturing cost. Reduction in manufacturing cost can be effectively ...
    • Probability of detection in friction stir welding using nondestructive evaluation techniques 

      Britos, Pedro J. Gimenez (Wichita State University, 2010-05)
      When available, the force feedback data from Friction stir welding (FSW) can be very useful for analyzing weld quality. Friction Stir Welding Analysis Tool software (FSWAT), a new process based non-destructive evaluation ...
    • Process quality and capacity planning 

      Rajendran, Hari Kumar (Wichita State University, 2008-05)
      Production planning is a function performed in isolation from process capability to estimate available capacity. Process capability is a systematic study performed to understand the process performance. After a complete ...
    • Production scheduling applications to interruption-handling in healthcare 

      Nemalikanti, Shrirama Chandra Murthy (Wichita State University, 2017-07)
      In this study, single machine scheduling concepts with uncertain processing times and interruptions were reviewed to model and analyze the inpatient care task sequencing problem. The task sequencing problem involves answering ...
    • Quandry translation engineering 

      Devkota, Olga (Wichita State University, 2014-05)
      This dissertation provides a complex adaptive system approach to propose effective problem definitions for problems that are hard to formulate, include conflicting opinions of stakeholders, and have hard to differentiate ...
    • Quantifying the profit in crossbreeding beef cattle species 

      Birney, Cole (Wichita State University, 2019-05)
      Beef cattle are an important part of everyday life for many Americans. This is why it is important that beef cattle producers are able to maximize their profits. One way they can do that is by using the proper crossbreed. ...
    • Real-time organ motion management in MRI-guided radiotherapy 

      Mirzapourrezaei, Seyedali (Wichita State University, 2019-12)
      Radiotherapy is one of the most commonly used modalities for cancer treatment. The goal of radiotherapy is to deliver a therapeutic dose of radiation to the clinical target volume while sparing the surrounding healthy ...
    • Reliability analysis and design considering disjoint active failure regions 

      Cui, Xiao-Long (Wichita State University, 2016-05)
      Failure of practical engineering systems could be induced by several correlated failure modes, and consequently reliability analysis are conducted with multiple disjoint failure regions in the system random input space. ...
    • Reliability assessment and an optimization approach of global supply chain system 

      Daehy, Yahya H. (Wichita State University, 2017-05)
      Due to global outsourcing, supply chain system has become more complex and has faced high risks and disruptions. Many of the disruptions can occur at any time or any stage in the supply chain. Nowadays, businesses and ...
    • Repeatability and reproducibility studies: a comparison of techniques 

      Pandiripalli, Bhavani (Wichita State University, 2010-12)
      Gage Repeatability & Reproducibility (GRR) Studies have become critical in process improvement projects in the manufacturing sectors. There are various methods to conduct GRR study. However, the most widely used is the ...
    • A revenue management framework for appointment allocation in rehabilitation outpatient clinics 

      Yedehalli Venkataramu, Raghunandan (2005-12)
      Rehabilitation outpatient clinics help patients overcome physical disabilities through various rehabilitation services. Appointment scheduling and accepting new patients are very important processes in rehabilitation ...
    • Risk based worker allocation and line balancing 

      Solaimuthu Pachaimuthu, Sathya Madhan (Wichita State University, 2010-12)
      In general, manufacturing systems could be classified into machine intensive manufacturing and labor intensive manufacturing. From the previous studies, we can infer that worker allocation plays an important role in ...
    • Risk oriented stochastic assembly line balancing 

      Udayakumar, Prakhash (Wichita State University, 2010-08)
      In a single model manual assembly line, product flows through series of workstations arranged in a sequential manner. Each workstation has a finite number of tasks and each task has probabilistic processing time. Due to ...
    • Robot path planning with sensor feedback for industrial applications 

      Kulkarni, Rekha G. (Wichita State University, 2021-05)
      The research goal of this study is to investigate the use of sensor feedback for robot path planning and optimization. Robots are ideal automation tools for handling highly repetitive manufacturing tasks with unparalleled ...
    • Robotic refill friction stir spot welding for aerospace applications 

      Balasubramaniam, Guruvignesh Lakshmi (Wichita State University, 2021-12)
      The consumption of high-strength aluminum alloys in aerospace industries is increasing and refill friction stir spot welding is found to be a suitable joining technology for aerospace aluminum alloys. Currently, aerospace ...
    • Rolling pattern and energy requirements when rolling from supine to side-lying on rigid and soft surfaces 

      Agrawal, Rahul Omprakash (Wichita State University, 2017-12)
      Rolling is an activity that most people perform repeatedly on a daily basis. Rolling and repositioning oneself in bed serves to improve comfort, circulation, and sleep quality and prevent decubitus ulcers, commonly referred ...
    • Rough set Kansei engineering: multiple users, multiple Kanseis 

      Ahmady, Ali (Wichita State University, 2010-12)
      The method proposed in this dissertation addresses the need to relate product features to customer expectations. This is particularly difficult given the variety of consumer perspectives and the uncertainty in their ...
    • A sequential Bayesian cumulative conformance control chart for high yield processes 

      Toubia, Gracia J. (Wichita State University, 2009-05)
      For mass production, the traditional approach of drawing the confidence limits was satisfactory when many bad units were being produced; however, the same approach becomes ineffective for high yield processes, when the ...
    • Setup approval and self starting schemes for short production runs 

      Jadhav, Sameer A. (2005-12)
      A number of approaches have been proposed for applying statistical process control in short production runs. However little has been done to provide a methodology to compare and select from various statistical process ...