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Integrating Tolerances In G And M Codes Using Neural Networks, Vijay Kumar Sundareshan Dec 2002

Integrating Tolerances In G And M Codes Using Neural Networks, Vijay Kumar Sundareshan

Theses

Continuous integrated solutions from CAD down to the preparation of NC programs were developed in the recent years. However, if tolerances should be considered, the interaction of human experts is still necessary. A way to fill this gap in the production process is shown in this thesis. The study builds a relationship between the given design tolerances and including these tolerances in machining by generating respective G and M codes. The study focuses on physical phenomena and their inter-relationship while manufacturing. For example how the speed of machining, torque, power, depth of cut, etc. influences machining under specified tolerances. Artificial ...


Acuta Enews December 2002, Vol 31, No. 12 Dec 2002

Acuta Enews December 2002, Vol 31, No. 12

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In This Issue

lmpact of Mobitity on Higher Education................ Jeanne Jansenius, Univ. of the South

Awareness: the First Step to Safety....................... Diane Santerelli, www.wireville.com

Tech Talk: Honeypot: Sweet Revenge Against Hackers?................... Kevin Tanzillo, Dux Public Relations

DC Update...................... Whitney Johnson, Retired, Northern Michigan Univ.

Donate-A-Phone Program

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TEACH Act Signed lnto Law...................... Jeri Semer, CAE, Executive Director

Welcome New Members

Thanks to Our Sponsors


Development Of A Systems Engineering Model Of The Chemical Separations Process: Quarterly Progress Report 8/16/02- 11/15/02, Yitung Chen, Randy Clarksean, Darrell Pepper Nov 2002

Development Of A Systems Engineering Model Of The Chemical Separations Process: Quarterly Progress Report 8/16/02- 11/15/02, Yitung Chen, Randy Clarksean, Darrell Pepper

Separations Campaign (TRP)

Two activities are proposed in this Phase I task: the development of a systems engineering model and the refinement of the Argonne code AMUSE (Argonne Model for Universal Solvent Extraction). The detailed systems engineering model is the start of an integrated approach to the analysis of the materials separations associated with the AAA Program. A second portion of the project is to streamline and improve an integral part of the overall systems model, which is the software package AMUSE. AMUSE analyzes the UREX process and other related solvent extraction processes and defines many of the process streams that are integral ...


Acuta Enews November 2002, Vol 31, No. 11 Nov 2002

Acuta Enews November 2002, Vol 31, No. 11

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Quality of Service: Different Strokes for Different Folks.................... Jeanne Jansenius, Univ,. of the South

Internet Telecommunications Relay Services........................ Dave Ostrom, Washington State University

Sailing the Seven "C"s.............................. Mick McKellar, Michigan Technological University

Thanks to Exhibitors for 2007

Tech Talk: Let's Get Shaking on SALT Applications................. Kevin Tanzillo, Dux Public Relations

DC Update....................... Whitney Johnson, Retired, Northern Michigan Univ.

Board Report........................ John Bradley, Rensselaer Polytechnic lnstitute

New ACUTA Web Site Benefits....................... Jeri Semer, CAE' Executive Director

Welcome New Members


Acuta Enews October 2002, Vol 31, No. 10 Oct 2002

Acuta Enews October 2002, Vol 31, No. 10

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In This Issue

Convergence on Sewanee Campus.................... Jeanne Jansenius, Univ. of the South

Tech Talk Free Space Optics............................ Kevin Tanzillo, Dux Public Relations

Cabling: Asset or Liability?................... Diane Santarelli, wireville.com

DC Update.............................. Whitney Johnson, Retired, Northern Michigan Univ.

Higher Ed's Contribution to Cyberspace Security................. Jeri Semer, CAE, Executive Director

Board Report................... John Bradley, Rensselaer Polytechnic lnstitute

Welcome New Members


Analysis Of The Aboriculture Industry Safety Culture From The Standpoint Of Injures, Illnesses, Employee Response, And Industry Standards, Joshua T. Mcclenahan Oct 2002

Analysis Of The Aboriculture Industry Safety Culture From The Standpoint Of Injures, Illnesses, Employee Response, And Industry Standards, Joshua T. Mcclenahan

Dissertations and Theses

The author researched 215 recorded injuries and illnesses to all field employees between January 1, 1991 and July 1, 2002 at an arboricultural company in California. Detailed interviews were conducted with each of the 38 field employees to determine employee perceptions of safety training, management, communication, and personal discomfort to provide a clearer picture of the company safety program. This information was correlated with the tree worker claims and industry standards to determine the effectiveness of the safety program based on employee discomforts and claim related descriptive statistics. The claims' tabulations show that back strains are the most prominent injuries ...


Development Of A Systems Engineering Model Of The Chemical Separations Process, Yitung Chen, Randy Clarksean, Darrell Pepper Sep 2002

Development Of A Systems Engineering Model Of The Chemical Separations Process, Yitung Chen, Randy Clarksean, Darrell Pepper

Separations Campaign (TRP)

The AAA program is developing technology for the transmutation of nuclear waste to address many of the long-term disposal issues. An integral part of this program is the proposed chemical separations scheme. This process, as envisioned by Argonne National Laboratory (ANL) researchers, will be outlined later in this report.

Nearly all issues related to risks to future generations arising from long-term disposal of such spent nuclear fuel is attributable to ~1% of its content. This 1% is made up primarily of plutonium, neptunium, americium, and curium (the transuranic elements) and long-lived isotopes of iodine and technetium created as products from ...


Acuta Enews September 2002, Vol 31, No. 9 Sep 2002

Acuta Enews September 2002, Vol 31, No. 9

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In This Issue

One Year Later at BMCC

Meeting Demands of Tech-Savvy Students......................... Jeanne Jansenius, Univ. of the South

Tech Talk: An Emerging Acronym.................... Kevin Tanzillo, Dux Public Relations

10 Things that Could Influence Your IP-PBX Purchasing Decision Allan Sulking, TEQ Consult Group

Web Site of the Quater

DC Update..................... Whitney Johnson, Retired, Northern Michigan Univ.

Press Takes Note of Higher Ed Telecom Issues.................Jeri Semer, CAE, Executive Director

Board Report...................... John Bradley, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Welcome New Members


Composite Structures Using Asphalt Based Roofing Scrap Materials: Eiera -- Final Report, V. J. Flanigan, K. Chandrashekhara, Susan L. Murray Sep 2002

Composite Structures Using Asphalt Based Roofing Scrap Materials: Eiera -- Final Report, V. J. Flanigan, K. Chandrashekhara, Susan L. Murray

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Faculty Research & Creative Works

The uses of recycled materials in composites provide the potential for large cost savings and a solution to the ever-growing disposal problem. Shingles contain petroleum based binders and fillers, which used as a valuable resource in composite production. Composites offer inherent advantages over traditional materials in regard to corrosion resistance, design flexibility and extended service life. Use of scrap-roofing shingles as a core material in glass fiber reinforced composite materials offer potential low cost composite products such as sound barrier system, railroad ties and other building materials including blocks. In the present work, processes have been developed for shredding scrap ...


Pickup And Delivery Problem With Time Windows: Algorithms And Test Case Generation, Hoong Chuin Lau, Zhe Liang Sep 2002

Pickup And Delivery Problem With Time Windows: Algorithms And Test Case Generation, Hoong Chuin Lau, Zhe Liang

Research Collection School Of Information Systems

In the pickup and delivery problem with time windows (PDPTW), vehicles have to transport loads from origins to destinations respecting capacity and time constraints. In this paper, we present a two-phase method to solve the PDPTW. In the first phase, we apply a novel construction heuristics to generate an initial solution. In the second phase, a tabu search method is proposed to improve the solution. Another contribution of this paper is a strategy to generate good problem instances and benchmarking solutions for PDPTW, based on Solomon' s benchmark test cases for VRPTW. Experimental results show that our approach yields very ...


On The Selection Of Simulation Software For Manufacturing Application, Amr Arisha, Mohie El Baradie Aug 2002

On The Selection Of Simulation Software For Manufacturing Application, Amr Arisha, Mohie El Baradie

Conference papers

The growing complexity of manufacturing along with the need for higher efficiency, greater flexibility, better product quality and lower cost urged the use of simulation in manufacturing systems. The number and variety of simulation software packages on the market increased as well. Consequently, the varieties of these packages led to some bewilderment on the part of potential users when faced the selection process. The present article addresses an overview of material addressed in journals, conferences, and textbooks on the selection of appropriate simulation software. It also suggests a classification of main criteria to be considered in evaluating simulation software packages ...


Development Of A Systems Engineering Model Of The Chemical Separations Process: Quarterly Progress Report 5/16/02- 8/15/02, Yitung Chen, Randy Clarksean, Darrell Pepper Aug 2002

Development Of A Systems Engineering Model Of The Chemical Separations Process: Quarterly Progress Report 5/16/02- 8/15/02, Yitung Chen, Randy Clarksean, Darrell Pepper

Separations Campaign (TRP)

Two activities are proposed in this Phase I task: the development of systems engineering model and the refinement of the Argonne code AMUSE (Argonne Model for Universal Solvent Extraction). The detailed systems engineering model is the start of an integrated approach to the analysis of the materials separations associated with the AAA Program. A second portion of the project is to streamline and improve an integral part of the overall systems model, which is the software package AMUSE. AMUSE analyzes the UREX process and other related solvent extraction processes and defines many of the process streams that are integral to ...


Acuta Enews August 2002, Vol 31, No. 8 Aug 2002

Acuta Enews August 2002, Vol 31, No. 8

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This This Issue

ACUTA Adopts New Logo........................... Megan Statom, ACUTA Communications Asst.

ACUTAs Strengths.............. Jeanne Jansenius, Univ. of the South

Culprits in the Performance Equation.............................. Gary Audin, Delphi, lnc.

Audio Seminar: "Economic Conditions in the Telecommunications industry"

DC Update Randal Hayes, Univ. of Northern lowa

Board Report..................................... John Bradley, Rensselaer Polytechnic institute

Winners, Winners, Winners!

Member Anniversaries..................... Jeri Semer, CAE, ACUTA Executive Director

Welcome New Members


Integrating Local Search And Network Flow To Solve The Inventory Routing Problem, Hoong Chuin Lau, Q Liu, H. Ono Jul 2002

Integrating Local Search And Network Flow To Solve The Inventory Routing Problem, Hoong Chuin Lau, Q Liu, H. Ono

Research Collection School Of Information Systems

The inventory routing problem is one of important and practical problems in logistics. It involves the integration of inventory management and vehicle routing, both of which are known to be NP-hard. In this paper, we combine local search and network flows to solve the inventory management problem, by utilizing the minimum cost flow sub-solutions as a guiding measure for local search. We then integrate with a standard VRPTW solver to present experimental results for the overall inventory routing problem, based on instances extended from the Solomon benchmark problems.


Acuta Enews July 2002, Vol 31, No.7 Jul 2002

Acuta Enews July 2002, Vol 31, No.7

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In This Issue

Meet the Board for '02-'03

Looking Back........................... Maureen Trimm, Stanford Univ.

Board Report................................ John Bradley, Rensselaer Polytechnic lnstitute

Can You Say "You're Fired"?....................... Megan Statom, ACUTA Communications Assistant

DC Update........................ Whitney Johnson, Retired, Northern Michigan Univ.

FCC and lndustry Canada Agree on 37.5-42.5 GHz Band

ACUTA Meets with Higher Ed Associations......... Jeri Semer, CAE, ACUTA Executive Director

Welcome New Members


Semester Project For Engineering Entrepreneurship, Paul Savory Jul 2002

Semester Project For Engineering Entrepreneurship, Paul Savory

Industrial and Management Systems Engineering -- Instructional Materials

This is the semester, team-based, student project required for my special topics course on Engineering Entrepreneurship. The semester project focuses on developing a preliminary business plan for a company. This will entail coming up with an idea, exploring the marketability of the idea, and developing preliminary plans for the business.


Aligning Hierarchical Goals In An Organization: The Path From Training To Performance, Jeanette Denise Selby-Lucas Jul 2002

Aligning Hierarchical Goals In An Organization: The Path From Training To Performance, Jeanette Denise Selby-Lucas

Engineering Management & Systems Engineering Theses & Dissertations

Training is a multi-billion-dollar industry, and with the advent of the training technology revolution and the possibilities it provides to business and government, as well as to the academic community, it is important to determine if the money invested in training by these communities is providing the expected performance on the part of those who are trained. This can be done by quantitatively evaluating the relationship between training and performance.

This study extends the scholarly literature by developing the concept of organizational alignment through a combination of Human Performance Technology literature and traditional engineering methodologies. Organizational training and performance is ...


Acuta Enews June 2002, Vol 31, No. 6 Jun 2002

Acuta Enews June 2002, Vol 31, No. 6

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In This Issue

Oregon University System Wins Qwest Rate Case Dave Barta, Univ. of Oregon

ACUTA Looks Strategically at the Future Maureen Trimm, Stanford Univ.

Board Report................. John Bradley, Rensselaer Potytechnic lnstitute

Unintended Consequences of High-Efficiency Lighting..................... Steve Stroh

DC Update............................ Whitney Johnson, Retired, Northern Michigan Univ.

Web Site of the Quarter

Unauthorized Charges Update........................... Jeri Semer, CAE, ACUTA Executive Director

Welcome New Members


Further Examination Of Moore's Law With Data Envelopment Analysis, Timothy R. Anderson, Rolf Färe, Shawna Grosskopf, Lane Inman, Xiaoyu Song Jun 2002

Further Examination Of Moore's Law With Data Envelopment Analysis, Timothy R. Anderson, Rolf Färe, Shawna Grosskopf, Lane Inman, Xiaoyu Song

Engineering and Technology Management Faculty Publications and Presentations

Although it has stood the test of time for over 30 years, Moore's Law addresses but a single aspect of microprocessor design. As a proxy for technology, the number of transistors in an integrated circuit represents a limited perspective on the technology as a whole. Anderson et al. proposed a set of metrics by which to measure a technology, and a means to measure its progress over time utilizing data envelopment analysis. In this revised model, the assumption of state of the art (SOA) on product release is dropped, technical progress is measured iteratively over time, the effective time ...


Engineering Management At Umr -- Alumni Voices, Stephen A. Raper Jun 2002

Engineering Management At Umr -- Alumni Voices, Stephen A. Raper

Engineering Management and Systems Engineering Faculty Research & Creative Works

The Department of Engineering Management at the University of Missouri-Rolla is among the oldest of its kind in the United States, and has over 2000 Bachelors level alumni graduates. The Department will undergo ABET accreditation under the new assessment based criteria in the fall of 2002. The new criteria specify that engineering programs should seek to continuously improve their degree offerings through an ongoing assessment process that includes constituent input. Our own department has specified undergraduate alumni as one of the prime or key constituents that will be queried for input into our own processes. For the first time in ...


Analysis Of Costs And Delivery Intervals For Multiple-Release Software, High-Way Sun May 2002

Analysis Of Costs And Delivery Intervals For Multiple-Release Software, High-Way Sun

Dissertations

Project managers of large software projects, and particularly those associated with Internet Business-to-Business (B2B) or Business-to-Customer (B2C) applications, are under pressure to capture market share by delivering reliable software with cost and timing constraints. An earlier delivery time may help the E-commerce software capture a larger market share. However, early delivery sometimes means lower quality. In addition, most of the time the scale of the software is so large that incremental multiple releases are warranted.

A Multiple-Release methodology has been developed to optimize the most efficient and effective delivery intervals of the various releases of software products, taking into consideration ...


Development Of A Systems Engineering Model Of The Chemical Separations Process, Yitung Chen, Darrell Pepper, Randy Clarksean May 2002

Development Of A Systems Engineering Model Of The Chemical Separations Process, Yitung Chen, Darrell Pepper, Randy Clarksean

Separations Campaign (TRP)

Two activities are proposed: the development of a systems engineering model and the refinement of the Argonne code AMUSE (Argonne Model for Universal Solvent Extraction). The detailed systems engineering model will be the start of an integrated approach to the analysis of the materials separations associated with the AAA Program. A second portion of the project will streamline and improve an integral part of the overall systems model, which is the software package AMUSE. AMUSE analyzes the UREX process and other related solvent extraction processes and defines many of the process streams that are integral to the systems engineering model ...


Development Of A Systems Engineering Model Of The Chemical Separations Process: Quarterly Progress Report 2/16/02- 5/15/02, Yitung Chen, Randy Clarksean, Darrell Pepper May 2002

Development Of A Systems Engineering Model Of The Chemical Separations Process: Quarterly Progress Report 2/16/02- 5/15/02, Yitung Chen, Randy Clarksean, Darrell Pepper

Separations Campaign (TRP)

Two activities are proposed in this Phase I task: the development of systems engineering model and the refinement of the Argonne code AMUSE (Argonne Model for Universal Solvent Extraction). The detailed systems engineering model is the start of an integrated approach to the analysis of the materials separations associated with the AAA Program. A second portion of the project is to streamline and improve an integral part of the overall systems model, which is the software package AMUSE. AMUSE analyzes the UREX process and other related solvent extraction processes and defines many of the process streams that are integral to ...


Auditory Stimulation And Its Effect On Spatial Temporal Ability, Cynthia G. Edwards May 2002

Auditory Stimulation And Its Effect On Spatial Temporal Ability, Cynthia G. Edwards

Theses - Daytona Beach

This thesis was designed to detect the type of spatial ability most effected by auditory stimulation, as described in the Mozart effect. Previous research has shown enhancement of performance on the paper-folding and cutting subtest of the Stanford-Binet Intelligence Scale IV with failures to replicate in research using other measures. Seventy-five college students enrolled in introductory psychology classes were exposed to one of three types of auditory stimulation, followed by two measures of spatial ability. The Purdue Visualization of Developments test correlates with tests of spatial orientation and require analytical processing, while the Vandenberg and Kuse Mental Rotation Test is ...


Acuta Enews May 2002, Vol 31, No. 5 May 2002

Acuta Enews May 2002, Vol 31, No. 5

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In This Issue

ACUTA Ruth A. Michalecki Leadership Awards

ACUTA Newsletter Goes Online

New at Reno Conference Exhibition: Wireless Pavilion

DC Update

What Do You Need to Get Into the Cable Business?

Board Report

Dues Invoices Mailed

Welcome New Members

Positions Available

Editor's Note


A Taxonomy Of Scheduling Problems In Semiconductor Device Test Operations, Tali Freed, Robert C. Leachman, Kenneth H. Doerr Apr 2002

A Taxonomy Of Scheduling Problems In Semiconductor Device Test Operations, Tali Freed, Robert C. Leachman, Kenneth H. Doerr

Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

Semiconductor device test facilities differ not only by production volume and tester brands. The complexity of the devices and the characteristics of the testers affect the scheduling methodologies as well. Goals and strategies vary from one firm to another, leading to a variety of objectives and performance measures. Due to random yield lot size is variable and lot priorities are common. Changeover times are oftentimes sequence-dependent. Since semiconductor device testing systems are very costly, scheduling methods that increase the throughput of the facility are financially significant. In this paper we describe a variety of semiconductor device testing environments, develop mathematical ...


Acuta Enews April 2002, Vol 31, No. 4 Apr 2002

Acuta Enews April 2002, Vol 31, No. 4

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FCC Grants Limited Access to Calling Party Numbers

Please Join the Team!................. Be a Moderator or Monitor in Reno

DC Update

Constructions Specifications Institute To Expand MasterFormat For Communications

Board Report

A Living Disaster Plan

Welcome New Members

Positions Available


Course On Engineering Entrepreneurship, Paul Savory Apr 2002

Course On Engineering Entrepreneurship, Paul Savory

Industrial and Management Systems Engineering -- Instructional Materials

This is the syllabus and course note packet for students in my Engineering Entrepreneurship course. This special-topic class focuses on starting and managing a successful business. Topics will include: marketing, finance, human resources, operations, legal issues, initial public offering, and succession and estate planning. Due to the engineering background of the students, special emphasis will be on exploring the legal issues involved in the process of applying for a patent. The course will enable a student to evaluate his or her own desires and prospects for a career as an entrepreneur. In so doing, it will provide the aspiring entrepreneur ...


Course Notes: Engineering Entrepreneurship, Paul Savory Apr 2002

Course Notes: Engineering Entrepreneurship, Paul Savory

Industrial and Management Systems Engineering -- Instructional Materials

This special-topic class will focus on starting and managing a successful business. Topics will include: marketing, finance, human resources, operations, legal issues, initial public offering, and succession and estate planning. Due to the engineering background of the students, special emphasis will be on exploring the legal issues involved in the process of applying for a patent. The course will enable a student to evaluate his or her own desires and prospects for a career as an entrepreneur. In so doing, it will provide the aspiring entrepreneur with a framework for selecting, funding, and starting his or her own business. While ...


The Effect Of Model Formulation On The Comparative Performance Of Artificial Neural Networks And Regression, Michael F. Cochrane Apr 2002

The Effect Of Model Formulation On The Comparative Performance Of Artificial Neural Networks And Regression, Michael F. Cochrane

Engineering Management & Systems Engineering Theses & Dissertations

Multiple linear regression techniques have been traditionally used to construct predictive statistical models, relating one or more independent variables (inputs) to a dependent variable (output). Artificial neural networks can also be constructed and trained to learn these complex relationships, and have been shown to perform at least as well as linear regression on the same data sets. Research on the use of neural network models as alternatives to multivariate linear regression has focused predominantly on the effects of sample size, noise, and input vector size on the comparative performance of these two modeling techniques. However, research has also shown that ...