Data And Analytics For Neighborhood Development: Smart Shrinkage Decision Modeling In Baltimore, Maryland, 2015 University of Massachusetts - Boston
Data And Analytics For Neighborhood Development: Smart Shrinkage Decision Modeling In Baltimore, Maryland, Michael P. Johnson Jr., Justin Hollander, Eliza D. Whiteman
Michael P. Johnson
Many older cities in the United States confront the problem of long-term declines in population and economic activity resulting in blighted conditions that make conventional revitalization initiatives unlikely to succeed. Smart shrinkage, a planning approach that emphasizes alternative land uses while preserving quality of life, offers a way for cities to remain desirable places to live and work. However, there is little research on empirical methods to support planning decisions consistent with smart shrinkage.
We present results from two studies with planners from the City of Baltimore that provide novel insights regarding ways in which planners can perform vacant property ...
Decision Science For Housing And Community Development: Localized And Evidence‐Based Responses To Distressed Housing And Blighted Communities, 2015 University of Massachusetts - Boston
Decision Science For Housing And Community Development: Localized And Evidence‐Based Responses To Distressed Housing And Blighted Communities, Michael P. Johnson Jr., Jeffrey Keisler, Senay Solak, David Turcotte, Armagan Bayram, Rachel B. Drew
Michael P. Johnson
This book will present decision models and applications to an important contemporary issue in urban housing and community development: local responses to the foreclosure crisis. The roots of this book are a National Science Foundation-funded project as well as an antecedent pilot project that served as a response to a phenomenon with multiple causes and large-scale and wide-ranging impacts on people, communities and markets worldwide, including in urbanized areas of the United States. The book will demonstrate that a diverse set of decision models, developed to respond to the recent foreclosure crisis in the US, can contribute to emerging scholarship ...
Using Data Envelopment Analysis To Evaluate Technical Training Program For Maintenance Units, 2015 Innovative Research Publications
Using Data Envelopment Analysis To Evaluate Technical Training Program For Maintenance Units, Innovative Research Publications Irp India, Nai-Chieh Wei, Tzu-Jou Liao, Chiung-Fen Chang And Shui-Cheung Cham
Innovative Research Publications IRP India
Applying data envelope analysis (DEA), this study focuses on the influences of objectivity and subjectivity on aircraft maintenance supervision evaluation and inspection procedure; the aim is to improve overall logistic operation and training efficiency. Moreover, the results of this analysis will be helpful for making decisions in training, management, capability and competitiveness
A Case Study Of Multiple-Use Finish Electrodes For Die-Sinking Edm, 2015 Western Kentucky University
A Case Study Of Multiple-Use Finish Electrodes For Die-Sinking Edm, Troy A. Robertson
Masters Theses & Specialist Projects
This study examines the use of one finishing electrode to finish multiple dies without remachining the electrode. The multiple-use electrode finishing experiment in this study addresses technology in the die-forging industry. Methods of manufacturing spherical straight bevel forge gear dies have relied on die-sinking Electrical Discharge Machining (EDM) practices that showed great potential for advancement. The focus of this study is solely on the improvements of electrode use in EDM finishing-processes. The surface finish quality itself is not an area of concern other than maintaining that it does not diminish. The focused concern is maximizing the process by using one ...
Human Performance Engineering, 2015 Clemson University
Human Performance Engineering, Dotan I. Shvorin
Ph.D. students are challenged to discover new ideas, invent new products or break through barriers on existing problems. As a Ph.D. student I am leading a new area of research in the STEM discipline. As an industrial engineer, I am attempting to extend the reach of engineering methods and tools traditionally applied in manufacturing and service-related settings to the area of human performance. Human Performance Engineering, IE 402 008, is a new creative inquiry class that Dr. Kevin Taaffe and I have created. The research includes many focus areas such as quality, decision making, perception, game theory, biology ...
Creating A User-Friendly Personal Wine Collection Inventory Management System, 2015 California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo
Creating A User-Friendly Personal Wine Collection Inventory Management System, Peter Loddengaard
Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
This project set out to create a user-friendly wine collection management software. Existing systems were reviewed and discussions with collectors took place to establish the user requirements for this type of inventory management system. This led to the scope of the project being narrowed to making a wine bottle entry form that was quick and easy to use. The programming language, Ruby on Rails, was used to design this system, and learning the software was a large part of the project itself. It was established that four forms would be designed using combinations of two ergonomic factors: an “F” shaped ...
The Team Multiple Errands Test: A Platform To Evaluate Distributed Teams, 2015 Iowa State University
The Team Multiple Errands Test: A Platform To Evaluate Distributed Teams, Jamiahus Walton, Desmond Carletus Bonner, Kelsey Walker, Samantha Mater, Michael C. Dorneich, Stephen B. Gilbert, Robert West
Conference Proceedings and Posters
Teams have the ability to achieve goals that are unobtainable by individuals alone. However, there is little agreement on a standard model for researching the performance of distributed teams. Initial pilot results suggest that the Multiple Errands Test (MET), when adapted to a team in a virtual environment, is a platform for evaluating the impact of feedback characteristics. To demonstrate the potential of the Team MET as a platform for future team research in the broader CSCW community, an example study is described in which team members are given feedback in one of four conditions: individual private, team private, individual ...
Compressibility Measurement And Modeling To Optimize Flow Simulation Of Vacuum Infusion Processing For Composite Materials, 2015 Brigham Young University - Provo
Compressibility Measurement And Modeling To Optimize Flow Simulation Of Vacuum Infusion Processing For Composite Materials, Paul Hannibal
All Theses and Dissertations
Out-of-autoclave manufacturing processes for composite materials are increasing in importance for aerospace and automotive industries. Vacuum Infusion processes are leading the push to move out of the autoclave. An understanding of the various process parameters associated with resin infusion is necessary to produce quality product. Variance in compaction, resin, and vacuum pressures are studied, concentrating on developing a compaction pressure profile as it relates to fiber volume fraction. The purpose of this research is twofold: (1) to show and quantify the existence of a resin pressure gradient in compression testing using rigid tooling, and (2) to use measured test data ...
Citations Of Publications, 2015 Wroclaw University of Technology
Citations Of Publications, Wojciech M. Budzianowski
No abstract provided.
Project Management Decisions With Uncertain Targets, 2015 University of Massachusetts Boston
Project Management Decisions With Uncertain Targets, Jeffrey Keisler, Robert Bordley
Project management decision rules presume that fixed and inflexible targets have been defined for the project. If a project's slack is defined as the difference between actual project performance and these targets, then these decision rules can be characterized as maximizing the probability that slack is non-negative (i.e., maximizing the probability of meeting the targets). These rules rely on z-scores to compare uncertain performance to target levels. Following these decision rules will not always suffice for the project manager to act consistently with customer preferences. In particular, actual requirements may be uncertain or subject to change, and customers ...
Characterizing Navigational Tools In A Virtual Search Task, 2015 Clemson University
Characterizing Navigational Tools In A Virtual Search Task, Austin Riggs
The goal of this thesis is to characterize and empirically compare navigational tools in the context of a virtual inspection task. The framework considers both directional-cue navigational tools (e.g., GPS navigation arrows) and trail navigational tools (e.g.,footprints) in comparison to a control condition. Characterizing the tools allows for documented relationships between specific navigational tool-performance combinations. It is intended that by characterizing and comparing the tools a more advantageous use of navigational tools will emerge to increase the benefit provided to both the users and implementers of virtual environments. The focus of the metrics in the paper were ...
Studies Of Imbalance Difference Theory In Modeling Conversion Between Differential Mode And Common Mode Signals, Li Niu
This dissertation describes three related studies regarding the imbalance difference theory in modeling the conversion between differential mode and common mode/antenna mode signals. The topics covered are: rigorous derivation of imbalance difference theory for modeling radiated emission problems, modeling the conversion between differential mode and common mode propagation in transmission lines, and modeling the loading impedance on differential mode signals due to radiated emissions. The imbalance difference theory describes a method for calculating the coupling between differential mode signals and common mode signals due to changes in electrical balance on a transmission line. It provides both physical insight and ...
A Comprehensive Assessment Methodology Based On Life Cycle Analysis For On-Board Photovoltaic Solar Modules In Vehicles, Mahmoud Abdelhamid
This dissertation presents a novel comprehensive assessment methodology for using on-board photovoltaic (PV) solar technologies in vehicle applications. A well-to-wheels life cycle analysis based on a unique energy, greenhouse gas (GHG) emission, and economic perspective is carried out in the context of meeting corporate average fuel economy (CAFE) standards through 2025 along with providing an alternative energy path for the purpose of sustainable transportation. The study includes 14 different vehicles, 3 different travel patterns, in 12 U.S. states and 16 nations using 19 different cost analysis scenarios for determining the challenges and benefits of using on-board photovoltaic (PV) solar ...
Clinical Significance Of Response Shift In A Spine Interventional Clinical Trial, 2015 Walden University
Clinical Significance Of Response Shift In A Spine Interventional Clinical Trial, Robin Carlson
Dissertations and Doctoral Studies
The effectiveness of treatments for degenerative spine conditions, where the primary symptom is back pain, is typically determined using patient-reported quality of life (QoL) measures. However, patients may adjust their internal standards when scoring QoL based on factors other than their health. This response shift phenomenon could confound the interpretation of study data and impact effectiveness conclusions. In the current study, response shift was examined using structural equation modeling (SEM) and previously collected clinical trial data comparing 2 minimally invasive medical devices in lumbar spinal stenosis patients through 1 year postintervention. In subject QoL results, reprioritization shift between 3 months ...
Size Effects In Human Visual Inspection For Micro/Meso Scale Parts, 2015 University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Size Effects In Human Visual Inspection For Micro/Meso Scale Parts, Sri Harsha Kavuri
Mechanical (and Materials) Engineering -- Dissertations, Theses, and Student Research
Visual inspection has been a major method of quality control in conventional manufacturing processes for the last fifty years. Utilizing trained human inspectors to perform this visual inspection has been the most effective means of maintaining quality control. Extensive research has been performed to understand the factors that influence the human inspection process.
In the recent years, there has been a significant emphasis on manufacturing at the smaller end of the size-spectrum such as Micro and Meso scale manufacturing. Quality control at becomes a challenging task due to the extremely small sizes. Several automated visual inspection techniques have been proposed ...
Intelligent Items Traceability System – Rfid Vs Qr, 2015 Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia
Intelligent Items Traceability System – Rfid Vs Qr, Masoud Shakiba, Mandeep Singh Jit Singh, Mardina Abdullah
Nowadays traceability systems are an inseparable part of international business and are essential in manufacturing and supply chain management systems. The advantages of the traceability system are more obvious for products that are exported and those imported from overseas. Traceability is highly important in food management and for products with short expiry. In recent years there have been several investigations and publications on traceability systems criteria especially in the food industry in the US, Europe and Southeast Asia.
The Penn Jerboa: A Platform For Exploring Parallel Composition Of Templates, 2015 University of Pennsylvania
The Penn Jerboa: A Platform For Exploring Parallel Composition Of Templates, Avik De, Daniel E. Koditschek
Technical Reports (ESE)
We have built a 12DOF, passive-compliant legged, tailed biped actuated by four brushless DC motors. We anticipate that this machine will achieve varied modes of quasistatic and dynamic balance, enabling a broad range of locomotion tasks including sitting, standing, walking, hopping, running, turning, leaping, and more. Achieving this diversity of behavior with a single under-actuated body, requires a correspondingly diverse array of controllers, motivating our interest in compositional techniques that promote mixing and reuse of a relatively few base constituents to achieve a combinatorially growing array of available choices. Here we report on the development of one important example of ...
Alternate Models For Natural Gas Transportation System Performance Optimization, 2015 University of Kentucky
Alternate Models For Natural Gas Transportation System Performance Optimization, Gnana Shekaran Arumugam
Theses and Dissertations--Manufacturing Systems Engineering
The Natural Gas market in the U.S is growing rapidly with evidence that the nation has enough shale reserves to power the country for the next century. To ensure continued economic benefits through the use of this environmentally desired energy source, it becomes important to optimize the transportation network system design. Transportation through pipelines is one of the most common methods used to distribute Natural Gas from source to destination. This transportation system, consisting of pipelines, compressors and other supporting equipment, must be optimized, considering all relevant parameters to minimize cost and increase profit. The research presented here improves ...
C.V., 2015 Wroclaw University of Technology
C.V., Wojciech M. Budzianowski
No abstract provided.
Offer For The Economy, 2015 Wroclaw University of Technology
Offer For The Economy, Wojciech M. Budzianowski
No abstract provided.