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Acuta Enews December 2005, Vol. 34, No. 12 Dec 2005

Acuta Enews December 2005, Vol. 34, No. 12

ACUTA Newsletters

In This lssue

From the President............................... Patricia H. Todus, Northwestern University

Two Audio Seminars

Institutional Excellence Award Deadline

Tech Talk: Adjusting the Carburetor on Your Network Engine................. Kevin Tanzillo, Dux PR

FYI: Useful lnformation from the Campus........................ Student Monitor

Web Tip: Resource for Legislative/Regulatory lnfo................ Aaron Fuehrer, ACUTA lnformation Tech. Mgr.

Member Sites to See

lnfo Links............................ Randy Hayes, Univ. of Northern lowa

Board Report.................... Riny Ledgerwood, San Diego State Univ., ACUTA Sec./Treasurer

Thanks to Exhibitors for 2005

DC Update............................ Whitney Johnson, Retired, No. Michigan Univ.

Welcome New Members

ACUTA Online Press Room

Remembering Sue Fisher


Adaptive Nonlinear Optimization Methodology For Installed Capacity Decisions In Distributed Energy/Cooling Heat And Power Applications., Carl Randolph Hudson Dec 2005

Adaptive Nonlinear Optimization Methodology For Installed Capacity Decisions In Distributed Energy/Cooling Heat And Power Applications., Carl Randolph Hudson

Doctoral Dissertations

Evaluation of potential cooling, heating and power (CHP) applications requires an assessment of the operations and economics of a particular system in meeting the electric and thermal demands of a specific end-use facility. Given the electrical and thermal load behavior of a facility, the tariff structure for grid-supplied electricity, the price of primary fuel (e.g., natural gas), the operating strategy and characteristics of the CHP system, and an assumed set of installed CHP system capacities (e.g., installed capacity of prime mover and absorption chiller), one can determine the cost of such a system as compared to reliance solely ...


Leveraging Itil To Govern Aoc Information Technology, Robert V. Weaver Iii Dec 2005

Leveraging Itil To Govern Aoc Information Technology, Robert V. Weaver Iii

Theses and Dissertations

The Air Operations Center (AOC) is a complex system of systems that is resistant to traditional engineering controls and management strategies. The US Air Force (USAF) seeks to transform its antiquated AOC Information Technology (IT) management function into an agile enterprise capable of leveraging cutting-edge technology by aligning the AOC's infrastructure with its organizational strategies and vision. The USAF calls this effort a transformation. Private industry calls it IT Governance. To achieve AOC IT Governance, the USAF must stop managing infrastructure components and start managing IT services. IT Service Management abstracts business processes from the technology supporting them by ...


A Statistical Based Model To Manage Perishable Goods Within A Cold Supply Chain, Amanda Rhiana Hicks Dec 2005

A Statistical Based Model To Manage Perishable Goods Within A Cold Supply Chain, Amanda Rhiana Hicks

Masters Theses

"Cold chain" management, the management of a temperature sensitive supply chain, has its own particular set of logistical challenges and issues when compared to a non-temperature sensitive supply chain. Current supply chain management techniques and tools that are utilized today in industry do not take this unique set of challenges into account. This thesis will focus on how using a model that has been built upon the theories of statistical process control techniques that does take the challenges into account, when monitoring and evaluating in-transit shipment of perishable goods throughout the cold supply chain, can assist in continuously improving the ...


Guidelines To Select A Computerized Maintenance Management System, Kamalapurkar Dec 2005

Guidelines To Select A Computerized Maintenance Management System, Kamalapurkar

Master's Theses

In today's highly competitive global economy, maintenance personnel are presented with more difficult challenges than at any previous point in time. In order to meet these challenges, many maintenance managers tend to rely . on Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS). When properly selected and implemented, CMMS is one of the most powerful cost reduction tools in any organization. However in reality, many CMMS implementations fail rather than achieve success. While there are many contributing factors, one major factor that greatly impacts successful implementation is selecting the right CMMS system. With more than 200 CMMS systems to choose from, selecting the ...


Simulating Discriminatory Profiling, Neal Dec 2005

Simulating Discriminatory Profiling, Neal

Master's Theses

There is a concern that racial profiling is being used to invoke searches and stops in spite of its violation of the fourth amendment. Simulation methods are used to study the correlation test of stops, searches and citations with race, age, and gender. The design uses sensitivity analysis of inputs to determine their relationship to outputs statistics of a police department's citations and stops. Experimental results are than used to verify and predict departmental bias. A simulation program written in Visual Basic is used as a tool to explore simulation techniques. A formulation of simulation uses in studying discriminatory ...


A Generic Object-Oriented Tabu Search Framework, Hoong Chuin Lau, Xiaomin Jia, Wee Chong Wan Dec 2005

A Generic Object-Oriented Tabu Search Framework, Hoong Chuin Lau, Xiaomin Jia, Wee Chong Wan

Research Collection School Of Computing and Information Systems

Presently, most tabu search designers devise their applications without considering the potential of design and code reuse, which consequently prolong the development of subsequent applications. In this paper, we propose a software solution known as Tabu Search Framework (TSF), which is a generic C++ software framework for tabu search implementation. The framework excels in code recycling through the use of a well- designed set of generic abstract classes that clearly define their collaborative roles in the algorithm. Additionally, the framework incorporates a centralized process and control mechanism that enhances the search with intelligence. This results in a generic framework that ...


Applying System Dynamics To Confront Complex Decision Making In R&D Systems#11;#11;: A Knowledge Based Approach, Arash Golnam, Nader Ale Ebrahim Nov 2005

Applying System Dynamics To Confront Complex Decision Making In R&D Systems#11;#11;: A Knowledge Based Approach, Arash Golnam, Nader Ale Ebrahim

Nader Ale Ebrahim

Research and development has always played a strategically important role in the survival and the growth of technology-based firms. R&D is positively linked to company performance measures such as sales, productivity and shareholder returns and in addition to this, facing increased competition, as a result of globalization the viability of many established firms is based on the efficiency of their R&D activities. Similar to other business models, R&D systems are characterized by complex structure and dynamic behavior. It's often difficult to predict or trace the consequences of certain decisions due to the existence of delays, non-linearities ...


Applying System Dynamics To Confront Complex Decision Making In R&D Systems, Arash Golnam, Nader Ale Ebrahim Nov 2005

Applying System Dynamics To Confront Complex Decision Making In R&D Systems, Arash Golnam, Nader Ale Ebrahim

Nader Ale Ebrahim

Research and development has always played a strategically important role in the survival and the growth of technology-based firms. R&D is positively linked to company performance measures such as sales, productivity and shareholder returns and in addition to this, facing increased competition, as a result of globalization the viability of many established firms is based on the efficiency of their R&D activities. Similar to other business models, R&D systems are characterized by complex structure and dynamic behavior. It's often difficult to predict or trace the consequences of certain decisions due to the existence of delays, non-linearities ...


Acuta Enews November 2005, Vol. 34, No. 11 Nov 2005

Acuta Enews November 2005, Vol. 34, No. 11

ACUTA Newsletters

In This Issue

Despite Court Ruling, IRS Will Continue to Assess Tax............... Jeri A. Semer, CAE, ACUTA Executive Dir.

From ACUTA Headquarters: Upcoming ACUTA Surveys............... Jeri A. Semer, CAE, ACUTA Executiver Dir.

ACUTA Directory to Go Online

Tech Talk: WMM Adds Touch of Class to Wireless Networking................ Kevin Tanzillo, Dux PR

FYI: Useful Information from the Campus.................... Student Monitor

Web Tip: Pop-Up Blockers................ Aaron Fuehrer, ACUTA Information Technology Mgr.

Info Links.......................... Randy Hayes, University of Northern Iowa

ACUTA Online Press Room

Board Report............. Riny Ledgerwood, San Diego State Univ., ACUTA Secretary/Treasurer

DC Update............ Whitney Johnson, Retired, No. Michigan Univ ...


On The Minimization Of Weighted Waiting Time Variance, Xueping Li Oct 2005

On The Minimization Of Weighted Waiting Time Variance, Xueping Li

Xueping Li

No abstract provided.


Learning Streams: A Case Study In Curriculum Integration, Mani Mina, Arun K. Somani, Akhilesh Tyagi, Diane T. Rover, Matthew Feldmann, Mack C. Shelley Oct 2005

Learning Streams: A Case Study In Curriculum Integration, Mani Mina, Arun K. Somani, Akhilesh Tyagi, Diane T. Rover, Matthew Feldmann, Mack C. Shelley

Political Science Presentations and Posters

During 2004-2005, the Departments of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Mechanical Engineering at Iowa State University in collaboration with educational colleagues in the Research Institute for Studies in Education piloted a new curricula model to improve student learning through vertical integration of educational activities using new program structures. We offered an experimental course sequence during Fall 2004 and Spring 2005, defined as a “learning stream.” A learning stream is a basic element of a novel program structure designed specifically to vertically integrate subject matter across courses. A learning stream merges and re-organizes material to more effectively present and reinforce key ...


Systems Engineering Comparative Study Automotive Vs. Aerospace, Yan Sperling Oct 2005

Systems Engineering Comparative Study Automotive Vs. Aerospace, Yan Sperling

Systems Engineering Research Projects and Oral Presentations

No abstract provided.


A Study To Assess And Compare Risk Management Methodologies For Project Management, Lamar Gosha Oct 2005

A Study To Assess And Compare Risk Management Methodologies For Project Management, Lamar Gosha

Systems Engineering Research Projects and Oral Presentations

No abstract provided.


Effect Of Sound Cue Frequency Filters On Front/Back Localization Performance For Three-Dimensional Verbal And Non-Verbal Warnings, Angelica A. Hernandez Oct 2005

Effect Of Sound Cue Frequency Filters On Front/Back Localization Performance For Three-Dimensional Verbal And Non-Verbal Warnings, Angelica A. Hernandez

Master's Theses - Daytona Beach

In aviation, as technology becomes more advanced and more demands are placed on the human operator, warnings have become an important part of display design. Although warnings have made a significant contribution to safety, problems still plague their design. Recent technological advances have been able to give sounds and warnings a three-dimensional quality (3D). This technology enables a person to perceive sound from any direction around the listener without having the sound physically come from that direction. Three-dimensional sounds have been shown to improve target acquisition and collision avoidance in flight (Oving & Bronkhorst, 1999), and may have other future applications ...


Effectiveness Due To Manufacturing And Fouling, W. Shang, R. W. Besant Sep 2005

Effectiveness Due To Manufacturing And Fouling, W. Shang, R. W. Besant

Enhanced, Compact and Ultra-Compact Heat Exchangers: Science, Engineering and Technology

No abstract provided.


Embedded Solid-State Cooling Layer Configurations In Power Electronics, J. Dirker, J.D. Van Wyk, J.P. Meyer Sep 2005

Embedded Solid-State Cooling Layer Configurations In Power Electronics, J. Dirker, J.D. Van Wyk, J.P. Meyer

Enhanced, Compact and Ultra-Compact Heat Exchangers: Science, Engineering and Technology

No abstract provided.


Frost Formation On Thermally Conductive Plastic Plain Plate, J.S. Lee, S. Jhee, J.K. Park, J.S. Kim, K.S. Lee Sep 2005

Frost Formation On Thermally Conductive Plastic Plain Plate, J.S. Lee, S. Jhee, J.K. Park, J.S. Kim, K.S. Lee

Enhanced, Compact and Ultra-Compact Heat Exchangers: Science, Engineering and Technology

No abstract provided.


Gravity Effect On The Distribution Of Refrigerant Flow In A Multi-Circuited Condenser, J. Lee , M.H. Kim Sep 2005

Gravity Effect On The Distribution Of Refrigerant Flow In A Multi-Circuited Condenser, J. Lee , M.H. Kim

Enhanced, Compact and Ultra-Compact Heat Exchangers: Science, Engineering and Technology

No abstract provided.


Simulation Of Formation Mechanisms And Transport Of Longitudinal Vortices In 3d Boundary Layer, K. Khallaki, S. Russeil, B. Baudoin Sep 2005

Simulation Of Formation Mechanisms And Transport Of Longitudinal Vortices In 3d Boundary Layer, K. Khallaki, S. Russeil, B. Baudoin

Enhanced, Compact and Ultra-Compact Heat Exchangers: Science, Engineering and Technology

No abstract provided.


Condensation From Gas-Vapour Mixtures In Small Non-Circular Tubes, S. Krishnaswamy, H. S. Wang, J. W. Rose Sep 2005

Condensation From Gas-Vapour Mixtures In Small Non-Circular Tubes, S. Krishnaswamy, H. S. Wang, J. W. Rose

Enhanced, Compact and Ultra-Compact Heat Exchangers: Science, Engineering and Technology

No abstract provided.


An Experimental Study Of Louver-Fin Flat-Tube Heat Exchanger Performance Under Frosting Conditions, Y. Zhong, A. M. Jacobi Sep 2005

An Experimental Study Of Louver-Fin Flat-Tube Heat Exchanger Performance Under Frosting Conditions, Y. Zhong, A. M. Jacobi

Enhanced, Compact and Ultra-Compact Heat Exchangers: Science, Engineering and Technology

No abstract provided.


Keynote Lecture: Aspects Of Two-Phase Flow Distribution At Header-Channels Assembly, S. Y. Lee, J. K. Lee Sep 2005

Keynote Lecture: Aspects Of Two-Phase Flow Distribution At Header-Channels Assembly, S. Y. Lee, J. K. Lee

Enhanced, Compact and Ultra-Compact Heat Exchangers: Science, Engineering and Technology

No abstract provided.


Enhancement Of Boiling On A Small Diameter Tube Due To Bubbles From Below, E. Adom, P. A. Kew, K. Cornwell Sep 2005

Enhancement Of Boiling On A Small Diameter Tube Due To Bubbles From Below, E. Adom, P. A. Kew, K. Cornwell

Enhanced, Compact and Ultra-Compact Heat Exchangers: Science, Engineering and Technology

No abstract provided.


The Manufacture Of Micro Cross-Flow Heat Exchangers By Selective Laser Melting, S. Tsopanos, C. J. Sutcliffe, I. Owen Sep 2005

The Manufacture Of Micro Cross-Flow Heat Exchangers By Selective Laser Melting, S. Tsopanos, C. J. Sutcliffe, I. Owen

Enhanced, Compact and Ultra-Compact Heat Exchangers: Science, Engineering and Technology

No abstract provided.


Convective Flow Boiling Of Refrigerant-Oil Mixtures On An Enhanced Tube Bundle, N.H. Kim, T.R. Shin, E.R. Lee Sep 2005

Convective Flow Boiling Of Refrigerant-Oil Mixtures On An Enhanced Tube Bundle, N.H. Kim, T.R. Shin, E.R. Lee

Enhanced, Compact and Ultra-Compact Heat Exchangers: Science, Engineering and Technology

No abstract provided.


A Fundamental Study On High Heat Flux Cooling Using Subcooled Flow Boiling With Microbubble Emission, K. Suzuki, R. Inagaki Sep 2005

A Fundamental Study On High Heat Flux Cooling Using Subcooled Flow Boiling With Microbubble Emission, K. Suzuki, R. Inagaki

Enhanced, Compact and Ultra-Compact Heat Exchangers: Science, Engineering and Technology

No abstract provided.


Heat Exchangers In Process Industry And Mini-And Microscale Heat Transfer, V.V. Wadekar Sep 2005

Heat Exchangers In Process Industry And Mini-And Microscale Heat Transfer, V.V. Wadekar

Enhanced, Compact and Ultra-Compact Heat Exchangers: Science, Engineering and Technology

No abstract provided.


Boiling From A Super-Water-Repellent Surface, Y. Takata, S. Hidaka, M. Kohno Sep 2005

Boiling From A Super-Water-Repellent Surface, Y. Takata, S. Hidaka, M. Kohno

Enhanced, Compact and Ultra-Compact Heat Exchangers: Science, Engineering and Technology

No abstract provided.


Effect Of Corrugation Angle On The Thermal Behaviour Of Power-Law Fluids During A Flow In Plate Heat Exchangers, C.S. Fernandes, R.P. Dias, J.M. Nóbrega, J.M. Maia Sep 2005

Effect Of Corrugation Angle On The Thermal Behaviour Of Power-Law Fluids During A Flow In Plate Heat Exchangers, C.S. Fernandes, R.P. Dias, J.M. Nóbrega, J.M. Maia

Enhanced, Compact and Ultra-Compact Heat Exchangers: Science, Engineering and Technology

No abstract provided.