Multi-objective Robust Stochastic Planning and Scheduling of Healthcare Service Providers
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18 Feb 2011 | Poster | Contributor(s): Sanjay Mehrotra
Industrial Engineers and Management Scientists (Sanjay Mehrotra and Mark S. Daskin), surgeons (Heron Rodriguez), and medical educators (Debra DaRosa) at Northwestern University and the...
Vehicle Interference Effects in Warehousing Systems with Autonomous Vehicles
30 Jan 2011 | Poster | Contributor(s): Ananth Krishnamurthy
Autonomous vehicle based storage and retrieval
(AVS/R) systems offer greater flexibility to improve cycle
time and throughout capacity in the transfer of unit
loads in high density storage...
Integrating Advance Demand Information in Supply Chain Contracts
Advance demand information (ADI) obtained
from customers could be extremely valuable in optimizing
production and inventory decisions in supply chains.
This research investigates how this...
Controlling the onset of turbulence by streamwise traveling waves
27 Jan 2011 | Poster | Contributor(s): Rashad Moarref
Carbon Nanotube Reinforced Tantalum Carbide Composites by Spark Plasma Sintering and Hot Pressing at Extreme Pressures
27 Jan 2011 | Poster | Contributor(s): Michael Gomes
Tantalum Carbide (TaC) is an ultra high temperature ceramic possessing properties such as high melting point, hardness, and high chemical resistivity, which makes it suitable for applications in...
Fluid-Structure Interaction in Arthropod Mechanoreceptors
25 Jan 2011 | Poster | Contributor(s): Tomas Gedeon
Previously, the cricket cercal system has been understood as a rate coding system for the direction of bulk airflow. Recently we have shown that INs in this system are sensitive to a much broader...
Advanced NURBs-Based Metamodels
25 Jan 2011 | Poster | Contributor(s): John Christopher Steuben
NURBS-based metamodels have shown promise for increasing the capabilities of the design engineer. The effective implementation of algorithms for fitting and manipulating NURBs-based metamodels has...
New Frontiers in Advanced NURBs-Based Metamodels
Evaluation of Ground Motion Scaling Methods for Nonlinear Analysis of Structural Systems
18 Jan 2011 | Poster | Contributor(s): Yahya C Kurama, Erol Kalkan, Alexandros Taflanidis
This paper provides an overview on NSF Grant # CMMI-0928662 entitled “Evaluation of Ground Motion Scaling Methods for Nonlinear Analysis of Structural Systems.” The overall objective...
NEESR-CR: Post-Tensioned Coupled Shear Wall Systems
18 Jan 2011 | Poster | Contributor(s): Yahya C Kurama, Michael J McGinnis
This poster provides an overview of NSF Grant # CMMI-1041598 entitled “NEESR-CR: Post-Tensioned Coupled Shear Wall Systems,” which started on November 1, 2010 as part of the...
RC Bearing Walls Subjected to Elevated Temperatures
This poster provides an overview on NSF Grant # CMMI-0800356 entitled “RC Bearing Walls Subjected to Elevated Temperatures.” The overall objective of the project is the development of...
Enhancing Engineering Innovation through Physical Representation: Identifying the Cognitive Enhancements Provided by Representation and Creating Novel Design Methods
18 Jan 2011 | Poster | Contributor(s): Vimal Viswanathan
Solving design problems innovatively is crucial for the existence of any industry. Physical representations have the potential to support engineering innovation. Physical representation can be a...
CAREER: A Program of Research Focused on Understanding of Interaction of Recycled Materials with Asphalt, Outreach, Academic and Engineering Development
18 Jan 2011 | Poster | Contributor(s): Magdy Abdelrahman
This project will focus on using recycled materials, like tire rubber, to enhance the performance of pavement as an aspect of the civil infrastructure sustainability. The broad goal of...
The Integrity of Geosynthetic Elements of Waste Containment Barrier Systems Subject to Large Settlement and Seismic Loading
18 Jan 2011 | Poster | Contributor(s): Mohamed G. Arab
The objective of this project is to develop guidelines for identifying when waste settlement or
seismic loading presents a threat to the integrity of geosynthetic elements of waste...
Performance-Based Engineering for Snow Loads on Buildings
13 Jan 2011 | Poster | Contributor(s): Jamie Geis
The authors have developed a framework for performance-based design and assessment of buildings subjected to snow loads. This poster describes how probabilistic assessments of structural...
Building Green: Development and Evaluation of an Environmentally Friendly Concrete
13 Jan 2011 | Poster | Contributor(s): Colter roskos
This paper presents preliminary findings of
an ongoing NSF funded research project at Montana State University that is focused on identifying and characterizing fly ashes (a byproduct of coal...
Overcoming challenges to phosphorus recovery from anaerobically digested dairy manure
13 Jan 2011 | Poster | Contributor(s): Matt Huchzermeier
Recovering phosphorus from wastewater is increasingly used as a treatment technology for removing nutrients from waste streams which are known to cause environmental impacts. Phosphorus...
Energy-based Approach for Evaluating and Mitigating Liquefaction Potential
12 Jan 2011 | Poster | Contributor(s): Samuel Lasley, Russell Green
The objective of the research outlined herein is the development of an energy-based approach for evaluating the potential for liquefaction triggering and for designing...
Design for Crashworthiness of Axially Crushed Thin-Walled Square Tubes using Compliant Mechanism Approach in HCA Framework
12 Jan 2011 | Poster | Contributor(s): Punit Bandi
In this paper, a novel approach based on compliant mechanism design, which is extensively employed in topology optimization of microelectromechanical systems (MEMS), is used to design the...