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• #### The Art Of Microchannel Molding In Microscope Glass Slides ﻿

This research is an effort to develop a new process by combining engineering principles with the history of glass art molding to develop clear micro-level test features in glass, for bio-medical and drug experiments dealing ...
• #### IMPLEMENTATION PROCESS FOR AUTOMATED DATA ANALYSIS IN MINERAL EXTRACTION COMPANIES ﻿

(2015-11-24)
The need to determine knowledge from increasing amounts of information and raw data is a current and ongoing goal [1]. As technology continues to advance in the ability to collect and save more and more data, companies ...
• #### Evaluating The Economic Impacts Of Pipeline Useage On The Indian Oil and Gas Supply Chain. ﻿

The objective of this dissertation is to find the minimum supply chain cost for the Indian oil and gas industry. The problem is solved by introducing a mixed – integer programming model which will avail in taking the ...
• #### Evaluating The Economic Impacts Of Pipeline Usage On Texas Oil & Gas Supply Chain ﻿

The objective of this dissertation is to find the minimum supply chain cost for the Texas oil and gas industry, when pipeline is used as the major mode of transporting oil. The problem is solved, by introducing a mixed – ...
• #### Embedding Integrated RFID Sensors Into Fiber Reinforced Plastics During The Manufacturing Process ﻿

This research evaluates the impact of embedding a Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) tag into the structure of a fiber reinforced polymer (FRP). The first portion of the research evaluates the mechanical impacts of ...
• #### Build-to-order Supply Chain Efficiency Using Stochastic Frontier Analysis ﻿

The Build-to-Order supply chain (BTO-SC) is one agile supply chain that has received great attention in research and industry. Flexibility and responsiveness in mass customization has become a major objective of many ...
• #### Two-stage Stochastic Programming In Adaptive Interdisciplinary Pain Management ﻿

Chronic pain is a global health problem. About 100 million adult Americans suffering from chronic pain, which costs $560 -$635 billion per year. The Eugene McDermott Center for Pain Management at the University of Texas ...
• #### Evaluate The Impact Of Sustainability And Pipeline Quality On Global Crude Oil Supply Chain ﻿

United states is one of the largest crude oil producer in the world but the consumption rate is higher than production hence united states imports oil from varies part of world depend on different criteria. The objective ...
• #### High-dimensional Adaptive Dynamic Programming With Mixed Integer Linear Programming ﻿

Dynamic programming (DP, Bellman 1957) is a classic mathematical programming approach to solve multistage decision problems. The “Bellman equation” uses a recursive concept that includes both the current contribution and ...
• #### Stationary And Non-stationary Time Series Prediction Using State Space Model And Pattern-based Approach ﻿

The motion-adaptive radiotherapy techniques are promising to deliver ablative radiation doses to tumor with minimal normal tissue exposure by accounting for real-time tumor movement. However, a major challenge of successful ...
• #### An Exploration And Exploitation Pareto Approach To Surrogate Optimization ﻿

The experiments or simulations conducted by computers can be a tedious task,requiring substantial computational time. To find a global solution using a computerexperiments process, we usually need to perform many function ...
• #### Evaluating The Impact Of Auto Id Technologies On Oil And Gas ERP System Data Accuracy And Reliability ﻿

Most of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems currently use manual entry or mass upload methods to enter data collected from warehouse operations. These methods are highly unreliable and prone to manual error affecting ...
• #### A Systems Thinking Approach To Apply Water Sustainability In Hospitals ﻿

One of the most critical challenges the world is facing is to ensure everyone has access to an adequate and quality supply of water. As the population increases, the demand for water rises. Water needs to be sustained for ...
• #### Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Routing In The Presence Of Threats ﻿

The use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) and the importance of its role have evolved and increased recently in both civilian and military operations. In this research, we study the routing of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles ...
• #### Joint Kinematics, Muscle Activity And Postural Strain For Finger- Intensive Operation Of Small Hand- Held Devices ﻿

Background: Extensive movement of fingers while playing video games, and while browsing or texting in a smartphone often result in medically recognized repetitive strain injuries such as "PlayStation thumb" or "Blackberry ...
• #### Evaluating The Impact Of A Shared Pharmaceutical Supply Chain Model To Minimize Counterfeit Drugs, Diverted Drugs, And Drug Shortages ﻿

The pharmaceutical supply chain in the United States of America (USA) is getting complicated and is often not controllable due to a globally open market, increasing online market, and many illegal activities. Consumers who ...
• #### Facility Capital Equipment And Labor Decision Support System Using A Discrete-event Simulation And Bottleneck Detection Approach ﻿

(Industrial & Manufacturing Engineering, 2014-07-14)
Market demand is constantly changing. Therefore, it is critical for companies to be flexible and willing to adapt in order to remain competitive. This study will evaluate bottleneck detection techniques that have been ...
• #### Inventory Pooling In Petroleum Upstream Logistics Network ﻿

(Industrial & Manufacturing Engineering, 2014-07-14)
The petroleum industry is heading toward the era of efficiency and cost reduction. Oilfield service companies have to raise their efficiency to stay competitive. This dissertation explores the efficiency issues facing an ...
• #### A Design And Analysis Of Computer Experiments-based Approach To Approximate Infinite Horizon Dynamic Programming With Continuous State Spaces ﻿

(Industrial & Manufacturing Engineering, 2014-07-14)
Dynamic programming (DP) is an optimization approach that transforms a complex problem into a sequence of simpler sub-problems at different points in stage. The original DP approach used Bellman's equation to compute the ...
• #### Phase I Monitoring With Applications In Manufacturing And Healthcare ﻿

(Industrial & Manufacturing Engineering, 2014-07-14)
This research develops statistical methods for quality monitoring in complex systems. Quality monitoring typically consists of two phases called Phase I analysis (or offline monitoring) and Phase II analysis (or online ...