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Influence Of Tidal Current On Microplastic Dynamics In Chao Phraya River Estuarine Ecosystem, Jiradet Tang-siri 2022 Faculty of Sciences

Influence Of Tidal Current On Microplastic Dynamics In Chao Phraya River Estuarine Ecosystem, Jiradet Tang-Siri

Chulalongkorn University Theses and Dissertations (Chula ETD)

Microplastics (MPs) can be found almost everywhere in marine ecosystems. That is one of the issues of concern around the world, including in Thailand. Estuary ecosystems are also among the most disturbed. By the estuary ecosystem affected by both rivers and oceans, such as the mouth of the Chao Phraya River in Thailand. Due to the change in tide, it is necessary to study the effects of tidal currents on the depth of MPs. Water samples were collected at approximately 60 water levels in 24 hours. Samples and three water quality indicators were collected at Pak Nam Chao Phraya. The …


Forecasting Cane Sugar Production Under Climate Change And Human-Ecotoxicological Impact, Arisara Tachabunya 2022 Faculty of Sciences

Forecasting Cane Sugar Production Under Climate Change And Human-Ecotoxicological Impact, Arisara Tachabunya

Chulalongkorn University Theses and Dissertations (Chula ETD)

This study forecasted sugar cane yield and cane sugar production using stepwise multiple linear regression (MLR) and autoregressive integrated moving average (ARIMA). Then, impacts on human health and ecosystems at the endpoint level were evaluated using openLCA software version 1.10.3 and the ReCiPe 2016 method. The functional units were the production of 1 kg raw sugar, 1 kg granulated sugar, and 1 kg refined sugar at Tamaka Sugar Industry Co., Ltd., Kanchanaburi province, Thailand. The result revealed that relative humidity at the Thong Pha Phum meteorological station, maximum temperature at the Kanchanaburi meteorological station, and oceanic Niño Index (ONI) were …


Performing A Penetration Test On A Storage Network, Scott Moskal 2022 The University of Akron

Performing A Penetration Test On A Storage Network, Scott Moskal

Williams Honors College, Honors Research Projects

A small storage network will be designed with two wired routers, one wireless router, a switch, two laptops, a desktop, and a Raspberry Pi. Both laptops will be connected to the wireless router. The HP laptop will run Parrot OS and the Acer laptop will run Windows 11. The wireless router will be connected to the second router via port eth0. The eth2 port on the second router will be connected to eth1 port of the third router. The third router will be connected to the eth0 port of the Netgear switch. The switch will have two VLANs. VLAN 10 …


Co2 Based Parachute Deployment, Anthony M. S. Settlemier, Nicholas Motter 2022 The University of Akron

Co2 Based Parachute Deployment, Anthony M. S. Settlemier, Nicholas Motter

Williams Honors College, Honors Research Projects

This paper describes the design process of a CO2 based parachute deployment system for the Akronauts Rocket Design team, with particular emphasis on the selection of methodologies of deployment as well as design iteration. The objective was to create a fully mechanical system in order to replace the black powder based systems that were used previously by the team.

Emphasis was put in creating a system that would function well at higher altitudes while also preventing damage to the parachute during deployment. This system emphasizes robustness under launch conditions.


Energy And Economic Modeling Of Stillage Dewatering Processes In Kentucky Bourbon Distilleries, William Brennan 2022 University of Kentucky

Energy And Economic Modeling Of Stillage Dewatering Processes In Kentucky Bourbon Distilleries, William Brennan

Theses and Dissertations--Mechanical Engineering

Stillage is a byproduct of alcohol distillation and must be managed in all distilleries to sustain operations. In the United States, fuel ethanol plants typically convert all stillage into Dried Distillers’ Grains with Solubles (DDGS). This process and its variations are well known. Typical stillage management approaches are not well known, however, for the Kentucky bourbon industry. A survey of stillage management approaches in operational bourbon distilleries was conducted. Process modeling was performed to evaluate the energy and economic considerations of the available stillage dewatering methods for a 7 Million Original Proof Gallon (MMOPG) distillery. Monte Carlo simulations were performed …


Quantitative Methods For Total Lifecycle Risk Likelihood And Impact Assessment In Sustainable Product Design Decision Making, Christian Enyoghasi 2022 University of Kentucky

Quantitative Methods For Total Lifecycle Risk Likelihood And Impact Assessment In Sustainable Product Design Decision Making, Christian Enyoghasi

Theses and Dissertations--Mechanical Engineering

Sustainable products promise significant economic, environmental, and societal benefits. Numerous methods are available for use during the new product development process to identify alternate product designs that optimize sustainability performance. Once any such design is selected and the product is launched, many uncertainties are likely to affect its performance over the total lifecycle. Such uncertainties give rise to risks that can influence the overall product sustainability performance. However, comprehensive quantitative methods to evaluate the likelihood or the impact of different risks to enable sustainable product design decision making are lacking.

This research aims to address this gap by developing a …


Analysis Of Non-Conventional Radiological Terrorism, James N. Padgett 2022 Virginia Commonwealth University

Analysis Of Non-Conventional Radiological Terrorism, James N. Padgett

Theses and Dissertations

Nuclear terrorism has been a risk since the dawn of the first atomic bomb. Though state sponsored nuclear weapons development is of concern for countries, non-state sponsored terrorism with radiological material can be of even greater concern. This stems from the fact that the material is under less stringent or no safeguards and can readily change hands between different terrorist groups or innocent civilians may accidently come into contact with the material.

Within this paper an analysis of previous accidents using orphan radiological sources, malicious use of orphan radiological sources, and how these sources could be used by terrorists is …


A Human Factors Study Of Risk Management Of Complex Agile Scrum Projects In Large Enterprises, Ravi Kalluri 2022 Old Dominion University

A Human Factors Study Of Risk Management Of Complex Agile Scrum Projects In Large Enterprises, Ravi Kalluri

Engineering Management & Systems Engineering Faculty Publications

Agile Project Management methods have gained phenomenal success in the IT software world in managing projects of high complexity and uncertainty. However, Agile projects come with their unique set of risks. This paper seeks to explore the risks posed by human factors to complex Agile Scrum projects in large enterprises. Project Risk Management is crucial in determining the future performance of a complex project. Increasing project complexity makes it more and more difficult to anticipate potential events that could affect the project and to make effective decisions to reduce project risk exposure. This is even more true for Agile projects …


Assessing The Alignment Of Social Robots With Trustworthy Ai Design Guidelines: A Preliminary Research Study, Abdikadar Ali, Danielle Thaxton, Ankur Chattopadhyay 2021 Northern Kentucky University

Assessing The Alignment Of Social Robots With Trustworthy Ai Design Guidelines: A Preliminary Research Study, Abdikadar Ali, Danielle Thaxton, Ankur Chattopadhyay

Posters-at-the-Capitol

The last couple of years have seen a strong movement supporting the need of having intelligent consumer products align with specific design guidelines for trustworthy artificial intelligence (AI). This global movement has led to multiple institutional recommendations for ethically aligned trustworthy design of the AI driven technologies, like consumer robots and autonomous vehicles. There has been prior research towards finding security and privacy related vulnerabilities within various types of social robots. However, none of these previous works has studied the implications of these vulnerabilities in terms of the robot design aligning with trustworthy AI. In an attempt to address this …


Integration Of Blockchain Technology Into Automobiles To Prevent And Study The Causes Of Accidents, John Kim 2021 California State University, San Bernardino

Integration Of Blockchain Technology Into Automobiles To Prevent And Study The Causes Of Accidents, John Kim

Electronic Theses, Projects, and Dissertations

Automobile collisions occur daily. We now live in an information-driven world, one where technology is quickly evolving. Blockchain technology can change the automotive industry, the safety of the motoring public and its surrounding environment by incorporating this vast array of information. It can place safety and efficiency at the forefront to pedestrians, public establishments, and provide public agencies with pertinent information securely and efficiently. Other industries where Blockchain technology has been effective in are as follows: supply chain management, logistics, and banking. This paper reviews some statistical information regarding automobile collisions, Blockchain technology, Smart Contracts, Smart Cities; assesses the feasibility …


Forecasting Nigeria's Electricity Demand And Energy Efficiency Potential Under Climate Uncertainty, Olawale Olabisi 2021 University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Forecasting Nigeria's Electricity Demand And Energy Efficiency Potential Under Climate Uncertainty, Olawale Olabisi

Doctoral Dissertations

The increasing population and socio-economic growth of Nigeria, coupled with the current, unmet electricity demand, requires the need for power supply facilities expansion. Of all Nigeria’s electricity consumption by sector, the residential sector is the largest and growing at a very fast rate. To meet this growing demand, an accurate estimation of the demand into the future that will guide policy makers to adequately plan for the expansion of electricity supply and distribution, and energy efficiency standards and labeling must be made. To achieve this, a residential electricity demand forecast model that can correctly predict future demand and guide the …


Application Of Image Processing And Convolutional Neural Networks For Flood Image Classification And Semantic Segmentation, Jaku Rabinder Rakshit Pally 2021 Clemson University

Application Of Image Processing And Convolutional Neural Networks For Flood Image Classification And Semantic Segmentation, Jaku Rabinder Rakshit Pally

All Theses

Floods are among the most destructive natural hazards that affect millions of people across the world leading to severe loss of life and damage to property, critical infrastructure, and the environment. Deep learning algorithms are exceptionally valuable tools for collecting and analyzing the catastrophic readiness and countless actionable flood data. Convolutional neural networks (CNNs) are one form of deep learning algorithms widely used in computer vision which can be used to study flood images and assign learnable weights and biases to various objects in the image. Here, we leveraged and discussed how connected vision systems can be used to embed …


Seismic Performance Assessment Of Building Contents: Monetary Losses And Injuries, Sereen Majdalaweyh 2021 Clemson University

Seismic Performance Assessment Of Building Contents: Monetary Losses And Injuries, Sereen Majdalaweyh

All Dissertations

Building contents include all the components that are not attached to the building which the owners place after the construction phase, such as furniture, electrical equipment, glassware, and other personal items. Loss and damage assessment of building contents proved to be challenging in performance-based earthquake engineering frameworks because of the data sparsity. Damages to building contents during an earthquake not only cause monetary losses; tumbling and over-toppling of heavy building contents could result in injuries and even deaths of occupants. While major advancements have been made in performance-based earthquake engineering; however, the focus is mainly on damages and collapse risk …


Interactive Risk Management Approach: A Simulation Game â Rigã¢, Safinaz M. El-Dawod 2021 The American University in Cairo AUC

Interactive Risk Management Approach: A Simulation Game â Rigã¢, Safinaz M. El-Dawod

Archived Theses and Dissertations

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Ransomware Education: Availability, Accessibility, And Ease Of Use, Judson Gager, Judson Gager 2021 Murray State University

Ransomware Education: Availability, Accessibility, And Ease Of Use, Judson Gager, Judson Gager

Honors College Theses

With cybersecurity constantly in the media outlets with breaches, cybercrime, and cyberwarfare, it has become a significant concern for all. One of the most recent breaches in the summer of 2021 was the Colonial Pipeline breach, which has proven the country's reliance on these industrial control systems and networking. The systems were taken for ransom by a new type of ransomware written in a different programming language. Although the Colonial Pipeline breach was quickly addressed, the impact of the gas shortage and the response time were alarming at triaging the breach. However, this attack showed the public how dangerous ransomware …


On “The Us Army And The Pacific: Challenges And Legacies”, Brian McAllister Linn 2021 US Army War College

On “The Us Army And The Pacific: Challenges And Legacies”, Brian Mcallister Linn

The US Army War College Quarterly: Parameters

This commentary responds to David M. Finkelstein’s article, “The US Army and the Pacific: Challenges and Legacies,” published in the Autumn 2020 issue of Parameters (vol. 50, no. 3).


Sino-Indian Border Disputes In An Era Of Strategic Expansions, Roman Muzalevsky 2021 US Army War College

Sino-Indian Border Disputes In An Era Of Strategic Expansions, Roman Muzalevsky

The US Army War College Quarterly: Parameters

The June 2020 clash between the People’s Republic of China and India in the disputed Ladakh border area resulted from the strategic expansions of both powers. Like two bubbles expanding in a contained space, these expansions were bound to collide and cause friction. This article explains how the expansions precipitated the incident and might exacerbate border disputes in the future. In pondering implications, it recommends Washington pursue a Eurasia-focused policy embracing the disputed region.


The Air Littoral: Another Look, Maximilian K. Bremer, Kelly A. Grieco 2021 US Army War College

The Air Littoral: Another Look, Maximilian K. Bremer, Kelly A. Grieco

The US Army War College Quarterly: Parameters

Assessing threats to the air littoral, the airspace between ground forces and high-end fighters and bombers, requires a paradigm change in American military thinking about verticality. This article explores the consequences of domain convergence, specifically for the Army and Air Force’s different concepts of control. It will assist US military and policy practitioners in conceptualizing the air littoral and in thinking more vertically about the air and land domains and the challenges of domain convergence.


Risk Management And Biases In How Drivers Respond To Nuisance Flooding, Saige Hill, Juita-Elena (Wie) Yusuf, Burton St. John III, Pragati Rawat, Carol Considine 2021 Old Dominion University

Risk Management And Biases In How Drivers Respond To Nuisance Flooding, Saige Hill, Juita-Elena (Wie) Yusuf, Burton St. John Iii, Pragati Rawat, Carol Considine

School of Public Service Faculty Publications

Nuisance flooding, or recurrent flooding, occurs during high tide and may be exacerbated when combined with other events such as heavy precipitation, strong winds, or storm surge. Sea level rise has contributed to increased frequency and duration of nuisance flooding in low-lying coastal areas and is causing community-specific impacts such as transportation disruption, road closures, compromises to life and property, overwhelmed storm water systems, and infrastructure damage. This chapter focuses on how drivers respond during nuisance flooding events. Specifically, we discuss how drivers in the Hampton Roads region of southeastern coastal Virginia obtain information about road flooding, how they respond, …


Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (Cmmc) Compliance For Dod Contractors, Sierra Burnett 2021 Old Dominion University

Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (Cmmc) Compliance For Dod Contractors, Sierra Burnett

Cybersecurity Undergraduate Research Showcase

The DoD is currently taking a supply-chain risk management strategy to foster cybersecurity. This unique strategy is often referred to as CMMC which stands for “Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification”. The approach requires that all the 300,000 DoD contractors acquire third-party authentication that may attain the requirements for the CMMC maturity level suitable to the work they desire to do for the DoD. CMMC typically examines the organization's capability to safeguard Federal Contract Information as well as CUI. It integrates various cybersecurity standards already in place and plots the best practices alongside processes to five maturity levels that range from the …


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