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Full-Text Articles in Operations Research, Systems Engineering and Industrial Engineering

Light Rail Transit Surface Operations: Technical Appendix, Trip Reports, E S. Diamant, G. Fox, W. H. Korve, R. T. Sauve, Vukan R. Vuchic Dec 1981

Light Rail Transit Surface Operations: Technical Appendix, Trip Reports, E S. Diamant, G. Fox, W. H. Korve, R. T. Sauve, Vukan R. Vuchic

Departmental Papers (ESE)

This appendix to the report, Light Rail Transit: Surface Operations, contains unedited trip reports prepared in 1977 covering visits in 1976 to cities in Sweden, Holland, Switzerland and west Germany by Dr. E. s. Diamant; to Holland, Belgium, Italy, Yugoslavia and West Germany by Dr. v. R. Vuchic; and to cities in North America. by Messieurs H. Carve, R. Sauve and G. Fox, to carry out investigations and gain understanding of the fundamental design and operation practices of light rail transportation systems. These trip reports are published at this time to supplement the report Light Rail Transit: Surface Operations.


Light Rail Transit Surface Options, E S. Diamant, L. A. Dondanville, J. F. Hall, W. H. Korve, R. T. Sauve, G. S. Shunk, T. J. Stone, Vukan R. Vuchic Dec 1981

Light Rail Transit Surface Options, E S. Diamant, L. A. Dondanville, J. F. Hall, W. H. Korve, R. T. Sauve, G. S. Shunk, T. J. Stone, Vukan R. Vuchic

Departmental Papers (ESE)

Current interest in Light Rail Transit (LRT) is anchored in its functional and economic capabilities which derive from operations at surface street level. European cities have shown that light rail can be successfully co-located with growing automobile traffic. There are no unique forms and approaches to LRT surface operations. European experts have come up with a range of design concepts of varying cost and differing impacts on adjoining vehicular and pedestrian movements. This report reviews and illustrates the applications of many of the more successfully used design and operational concepts. Topics include design concepts using man-made or vegetation barriers to ...


Timed Transfer System Planning, Design And Operation, Vukan R. Vuchic, Richard Clarke, Angel Molinero Oct 1981

Timed Transfer System Planning, Design And Operation, Vukan R. Vuchic, Richard Clarke, Angel Molinero

Departmental Papers (ESE)

This study analyzes various methods of providing transit services in low-density areas. These areas can be classified into two major categories. First, suburban areas of medium and large cities; and second, entire medium and small cities which have low population densities. One of these types of areas is found in most cities.

The focus of this study is the type of transit network and operation in which special transit centers are organized at which vehicles from several different lines converge at the same time, enabling passengers to transfer between any two lines, and then depart in their respective directions. This ...


United States V. Western Europe : A Comparative Study Of Safeguarding Practice Against Hazards At The Point Of Operation In Metal Forming Systems, Jeffrey Joseph Schwalje May 1981

United States V. Western Europe : A Comparative Study Of Safeguarding Practice Against Hazards At The Point Of Operation In Metal Forming Systems, Jeffrey Joseph Schwalje

Theses

The problem of assuring safety for the worker at the point of operation of a metal stamping system is complex by virtue of the multiplicity of combinations possible between all conceivable dies and a press of suitable capacity.

The means of providing safeguarding prescriptions is further compounded by maintaining a viable means to enforce the safety regulations as demanded by law.

A comparative study of the approach to this problem was made between the practices in the United States with that of Great Britain, France and West Germany.

This was accomplished through the study of the available standards, codes and ...


Control Of Construction Costs During Construction, David H. Foo May 1981

Control Of Construction Costs During Construction, David H. Foo

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The construction of a major project requires a vast amount of time, money, material and human resources. Proper coordination of these elements into an array of activities is crutial to the success of the project if it is to be built on time and within budget. As technology advances, the complexity of the project increases the resources to build them remain finite, and therefore, the project manager must seek methods to improve control on the construction project.

This thesis provides an overall view of the relatively new and rapidly expanding field of cost engineering. Cost engineering may be defined as ...


The Estimation Of Declining Operation Returns For Industrial Property , Michael Lancaster Whelan Jan 1981

The Estimation Of Declining Operation Returns For Industrial Property , Michael Lancaster Whelan

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

Computation of a cost evidence of value using the present worth principle normally assumes a uniform stream of future operation returns. Elfar proposed a method of incorporating a decreasing stream of operation returns into the present worth computation('1). The rate at which the operation returns decrease was determined by the progression rate selected for the model;This study proposes two methods for estimating the progression rate term based on data measured or colleccted in the field. The first of these, the Ratio Method, is based on relating a ratio of the operation returns for a new unit and those ...


Productivity Measurement And Resource Allocation In The Operation Of An Electric Utility , David Wing-Hung Mo Jan 1981

Productivity Measurement And Resource Allocation In The Operation Of An Electric Utility , David Wing-Hung Mo

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The simplest and, perhaps, most traditional definition of productivity, output divided by input, is still unchallengeable. This study deals with the productivity of an electric utility at the firm level, using the economic production function theory to construct multi-factor productivity (MFP) indexes. These MFP indexes, together with the partial factor productivity (PFP) indexes, can be used as managerial tools to identify the possible inefficient utilization of input resources. They also provide a rough overview of how well these input resources are being managed;In this study, output is defined as the sales of electricity to the ultimate customers and sales ...


Johnson-Type Algorithms For M-Machine Flow Shops , Majid Dehghan-Nayeri Jan 1981

Johnson-Type Algorithms For M-Machine Flow Shops , Majid Dehghan-Nayeri

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The problem of scheduling a flow shop is discussed, and a general structure for paired-comparison based scheduling algorithms is identified;A special such algorithm for three machines is introduced, and the complete 3-machine adaptation of Johnson's algorithm, suggested by Burns and Rooker is extended to the case of an arbitrary number of machines.


Dickey-Lincoln School Lakes Transmission Project: Final Environmental Impact Statement: Appendix L, New England Division, United States Army Corps Of Engineers, United States Department Of Energy Jan 1981

Dickey-Lincoln School Lakes Transmission Project: Final Environmental Impact Statement: Appendix L, New England Division, United States Army Corps Of Engineers, United States Department Of Energy

Dickey-Lincoln School Lakes Project

This draft EIS Supplement describes the environmental impacts of updated transmission plans of the Department of Energy (DOE) for the proposed Dickey-Lincoln School Lakes Project. Energy produced by the project is to be integrated into the New England electric system if the project is constructed.


Effects Of Pre-Robot Installation Management Actions On Levels Of Workforce Acceptance., Edwin William Bradley Jan 1981

Effects Of Pre-Robot Installation Management Actions On Levels Of Workforce Acceptance., Edwin William Bradley

Theses and Dissertations

No abstract provided.


A Feasibility Study Of The Application Of A Computer Graphics System To The Integrated Design And Analysis Of A Mechanical Component., John Jung-Chung Chen Jan 1981

A Feasibility Study Of The Application Of A Computer Graphics System To The Integrated Design And Analysis Of A Mechanical Component., John Jung-Chung Chen

Theses and Dissertations

No abstract provided.


An Analytical Investigation Into The Prediction Of Manufacturing Cost Performance For Technologically Evolving Products., Steven Paul Nowick Jan 1981

An Analytical Investigation Into The Prediction Of Manufacturing Cost Performance For Technologically Evolving Products., Steven Paul Nowick

Theses and Dissertations

No abstract provided.


Computer Scheduling To Reduce Energy Consumption In A Forging Job Shop., Randall J. Pecsek Jan 1981

Computer Scheduling To Reduce Energy Consumption In A Forging Job Shop., Randall J. Pecsek

Theses and Dissertations

No abstract provided.


A Structured Methodology For Mis Management., Frances B. Altman Jan 1981

A Structured Methodology For Mis Management., Frances B. Altman

Theses and Dissertations

No abstract provided.


The Relationship Between Management Training And Other Predictor Variables And Managerial Performance Among Selected Industrial First-Line Supervisors, Joseph Thomas Martelli Jan 1981

The Relationship Between Management Training And Other Predictor Variables And Managerial Performance Among Selected Industrial First-Line Supervisors, Joseph Thomas Martelli

Dissertations and Theses @ UNI

The purpose of this study was to determine whether a relationship exists between industrial first-line supervisors' participation in management training programs and subsequent job related performance as assessed by the subjects' overall management by objectives (MBO) performance appraisal rating .

Also, the relationship between managerial performance and predictor variables (age, years of supervisory experience, formal education level, self development, prior management training, and professional society involvement) was assessed.

Twenty-three first-line supervisors from a medium sized manufacturing organization participated in the study. A questionnaire was designed which extracted measures on the predictor variables from the subjects. Corporate management supplied the measure of ...


A Feasibility Study Of A System For Computer-Aided Selection Of Materials For Industrial Production, Seth Pardee Bates Jan 1981

A Feasibility Study Of A System For Computer-Aided Selection Of Materials For Industrial Production, Seth Pardee Bates

Dissertations and Theses @ UNI

This study was a comparative analysis of two methods of selecting materials for industrial production. The specific objectives were to find out if (a) a computer-aided materials selection system would select materials which were not significantly different from materials chosen by practicing professional engineers; and (b) the time required by the computer system to select materials would be significantly less than the time required by the engineers.

The criterion measures were (a) the closeness of fit of properties to design specifications for each material selected; and (b) the amount of time consumed by each subject in the selection of each ...