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Similarity Evaluation Of Topography Measurement Results By Different Optical Metrology Technologies For Additive Manufactured Parts, Yi Zheng, Xiao Zhang, Shaodong Wang, Qing Li, Hantang Qin, Beiwen Li 2020 Iowa State University

Similarity Evaluation Of Topography Measurement Results By Different Optical Metrology Technologies For Additive Manufactured Parts, Yi Zheng, Xiao Zhang, Shaodong Wang, Qing Li, Hantang Qin, Beiwen Li

Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering Publications

The surface topographic measurements can be used by the additive manufacturing (AM) industry for in-situ quality inspection. However, disagreements may arise when we use different technologies to measure the topography of the same sample surface due to noise, sampling or optical properties of the sample surface, which may cause miscommunications or confusions between manufacturers. Thus, proposing methods for rating the similarities to match surface topographic data measured by various optical techniques is of crucial importance. This research investigates similarity evaluation methods for three-dimensional point-cloud topography data acquired by different technologies. Two different optical techniques (focus variation microscopy and structured light ...


Examples Of Gibsonian Affordances In Legged Robotics Research Using An Empirical, Generative Framework, Sonia F. Roberts, Daniel E. Koditschek, Lisa J. Miracchi 2020 University of Pennsylvania

Examples Of Gibsonian Affordances In Legged Robotics Research Using An Empirical, Generative Framework, Sonia F. Roberts, Daniel E. Koditschek, Lisa J. Miracchi

Departmental Papers (ESE)

Evidence from empirical literature suggests that explainable complex behaviors can be built from structured compositions of explainable component behaviors with known properties. Such component behaviors can be built to directly perceive and exploit affordances. Using six examples of recent research in legged robot locomotion, we suggest that robots can be programmed to effectively exploit affordances without developing explicit internal models of them. We use a generative framework to discuss the examples, because it helps us to separate—and thus clarify the relationship between—description of affordance exploitation from description of the internal representations used by the robot in that exploitation ...


Modulation Of Robot Orientation Via Leg-Obstacle Contact Positions, Divya Ramesh, Anmol Kathail, Daniel E. Koditschek, Feifei Qian 2020 University of Pennsylvania

Modulation Of Robot Orientation Via Leg-Obstacle Contact Positions, Divya Ramesh, Anmol Kathail, Daniel E. Koditschek, Feifei Qian

Departmental Papers (ESE)

We study a quadrupedal robot traversing a structured (i.e., periodically spaced) obstacle field driven by an open-loop quasi-static trotting walk. Despite complex, repeated collisions and slippage between robot legs and obstacles, the robot’s horizontal plane body orientation (yaw) trajectory can converge in the absence of any body level feedback to stable steady state patterns. We classify these patterns into a series of “types” ranging from stable locked equilibria, to stable periodic oscillations, to unstable or mixed period oscillations. We observe that the stable equilibria can bifurcate to stable periodic oscillations and then to mixed period oscillations as the ...


Development And Experimental Investigation Of Modular Crates For Industrial Packaging Applications, Marshal Louie, Kumar B 2020 College of Engineering, Guindy Campus, Anna University

Development And Experimental Investigation Of Modular Crates For Industrial Packaging Applications, Marshal Louie, Kumar B

Journal of Applied Packaging Research

For the increased product varieties, engineered plywood crate production technique could not facilitate box size optimization. This paper investigates the implementation of modularity function onto the plywood crate to resize the pack cube volume on customer requirement and to reduce space wastage inside the box. This is achieved by using a new joint technique called “Flat- Post Tongue Joint”. The full-sized experimental work is carried out comprising Flexural test analysis on Flat-Post Tongue joint, Tensile test analysis on tongue joint and Box Compression Test analysis on the two developed models of modular crates namely Modifiable Reinforced Plywood Crate (MRPC) and ...


Retrospective Study Of Fmol Health System Utilization Using Geospatial Information, Deekshith Mandala 2020 Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College

Retrospective Study Of Fmol Health System Utilization Using Geospatial Information, Deekshith Mandala

LSU Master's Theses

Medicaid Expansion and closing of Emergency Departments (ED) like Earl K. Long, Baton Rouge General Mid-City ED, and Champion Medical Center changed the health care landscape in East Baton Rouge Parish (EBRP). In this research study, a Geographical Information System (GIS) is used to analyze the impact of the expansion of Medicaid and the inauguration of Our Lady of the Lake North Baton Rouge ED (OLOL NBR ED) over the utilization of Franciscan Missionaries of our Lady Health System (FMOLHS) for both emergency and non-emergency health care services. This study is performed across the 58 neighborhoods of EBRP. Overutilization of ...


A Programmably Compliant Origami Mechanism For Dynamically Dexterous Robots, Wei-Hsi Chen, Shivangi Mishra, Yuchong Gao, Young-Joo Lee, Daniel Koditschek, Shu Yang, Cynthia R. Sung 2020 University of Pennsylvania

A Programmably Compliant Origami Mechanism For Dynamically Dexterous Robots, Wei-Hsi Chen, Shivangi Mishra, Yuchong Gao, Young-Joo Lee, Daniel Koditschek, Shu Yang, Cynthia R. Sung

Departmental Papers (ESE)

We present an approach to overcoming challenges in dynamical dexterity for robots through programmably compliant origami mechanisms. Our work leverages a one-parameter family of flat sheet crease patterns that folds into origami bellows, whose axial compliance can be tuned to select desired stiffness. Concentrically arranged cylinder pairs reliably manifest additive stiffness, extending the programmable range by nearly an order of magnitude and achieving bulk axial stiffness spanning 200–1500 N/m using 8 mil thick polyester-coated paper. Accordingly, we design origami energy-storing springs with a stiffness of 1035 N/m each and incorporate them into a three degree-of-freedom (DOF) tendon-driven ...


Uas For Public Safety Operations: A Comparison Of Uas Point Clouds To Terrestrial Lidar Point Cloud Data Using A Faro Scanner, Joseph S. Cerreta, Scott S. Burgess, Jeremy Coleman 2020 Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Uas For Public Safety Operations: A Comparison Of Uas Point Clouds To Terrestrial Lidar Point Cloud Data Using A Faro Scanner, Joseph S. Cerreta, Scott S. Burgess, Jeremy Coleman

International Journal of Aviation, Aeronautics, and Aerospace

Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) can be useful tools for public safety agencies during crime or vehicle accident scene investigations if it can provide value to the resource-constrained agency. The speed of data collection, while minimizing first responder risk, while sustaining an acceptable level of accuracy and precision compared to other tools is where the agency may find value. During a recent homicide investigation in Florida, a UAS provided saved 81% in law enforcement labor hours with an acceptable level of accuracy compared to traditional methods. The purpose of this research was to compare UAS to determine if there were differences ...


Understanding And Measuring Net Positive Business Strategies, Luke Ruffner Robinson 2020 University of Montana

Understanding And Measuring Net Positive Business Strategies, Luke Ruffner Robinson

Graduate Student Theses, Dissertations, & Professional Papers

Despite their attempts to mitigate ecological impacts through sustainability initiatives, businesses are a major cause of the world's ecological problems. Some progressive businesses are attempting to move beyond “net zero” in terms of achieving neutral environmental impacts and instead are now pursuing a goal of net positive. Net positive refers to the idea that business activities could contribute value-added benefits to earth’s ecological systems, for example, by using technologies that sequester and store carbon. However, except for a handful of high-profile corporate case studies, little is known about how companies are developing their strategies to become net positive ...


Forecasting Corn Yield With Machine Learning Ensembles, Mohsen Shahhosseini, Guiping Hu, Sotirios Archontoulis 2020 Iowa State University

Forecasting Corn Yield With Machine Learning Ensembles, Mohsen Shahhosseini, Guiping Hu, Sotirios Archontoulis

Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering Publications

The emerge of new technologies to synthesize and analyze big data with high-performance computing, has increased our capacity to more accurately predict crop yields. Recent research has shown that Machine learning (ML) can provide reasonable predictions, faster, and with higher flexibility compared to simulation crop modeling. The earlier the prediction during the growing season the better, but this has not been thoroughly investigated as previous studies considered all data available to predict yields. This paper provides a machine learning based framework to forecast corn yields in three US Corn Belt states (Illinois, Indiana, and Iowa) considering complete and partial in-season ...


Generating Partial Civil Information Model Views Using A Semantic Information Retrieval Approach, Tuyen Le, H. David Jeong, Stephen B. Gilbert, Evgeny Chukharev-Khudilaynen 2020 Clemson University

Generating Partial Civil Information Model Views Using A Semantic Information Retrieval Approach, Tuyen Le, H. David Jeong, Stephen B. Gilbert, Evgeny Chukharev-Khudilaynen

Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering Publications

Open data standards (e.g. LandXML, TransXML, CityGML) are a key to addressing the interoperability issue in exchanging civil information modeling (CIM) data throughout the project life-cycle. Since these schemas include rich sets of data types covering a wide range of assets and disciplines, model view definitions (MVDs) which define subsets of a schema are required to specify what types of data to be shared in accordance with a specific exchange scenario. The traditional procedure for generating and implementing MVDs is time-consuming and laborious as entities and attributes relevant to a particular data exchange context are manually identified by domain ...


Achieving Consistency With Cutting Planes, Danial Davarnia, Atefeh Rajabalizadeh, John Hooker 2020 Iowa State University

Achieving Consistency With Cutting Planes, Danial Davarnia, Atefeh Rajabalizadeh, John Hooker

Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering Publications

Cutting planes accelerate branch-and-bound search primarily by cutting off fractional solutions of the linearprogramming (LP) relaxation, resulting in tighter bounds for pruning the search tree. Yet cutting planes canalso reduce backtracking by excluding inconsistent partial assignments that occur in the course of branching.A partial assignment is inconsistent with a constraint set when it cannot be extended to a full feasibleassignment. The constraint programming community has studied consistency extensively and used it as aneffective tool for the reduction of backtracking. We extend this approach to integer programming (IP) bydefining concepts of consistency that are useful in a branch-and-bound context. We ...


Teleporting Through Virtual Environments: Effects Of Path Scale And Environment Scale On Spatial Updating, Jonathan W. Kelly, Alec G. Ostrander, Alex F. Lim, Lucia A. Cherep, Stephen B. Gilbert 2020 Iowa State University

Teleporting Through Virtual Environments: Effects Of Path Scale And Environment Scale On Spatial Updating, Jonathan W. Kelly, Alec G. Ostrander, Alex F. Lim, Lucia A. Cherep, Stephen B. Gilbert

Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering Publications

Virtual reality systems typically allow users to physically walk and turn, but virtual environments (VEs) often exceed the available walking space. Teleporting has become a common user interface, whereby the user aims a laser pointer to indicate the desired location, and sometimes orientation, in the VE before being transported without self-motion cues. This study evaluated the influence of rotational self-motion cues on spatial updating performance when teleporting, and whether the importance of rotational cues varies across movement scale and environment scale. Participants performed a triangle completion task by teleporting along two outbound path legs before pointing to the unmarked path ...


We Are On The Way: Analysis Of On-Demand Ride-Hailing Systems, Guiyun FENG, Guangwen KONG, Zizhuo WANG 2020 Singapore Management University

We Are On The Way: Analysis Of On-Demand Ride-Hailing Systems, Guiyun Feng, Guangwen Kong, Zizhuo Wang

Research Collection Lee Kong Chian School Of Business

Recently, there has been a rapid rise of on-demand ride-hailing platforms, such as Uber and Didi, which allow passengers with smart phones to submit trip requests and match them to drivers based on their locations and drivers' availability. This increased demand has raised questions about how such a new matching mechanism will affect the efficiency of the transportation system, in particular, whether it will help reduce passengers' average waiting time compared to traditional street-hailing systems. In this talk, we shed light on this question by building a stylized model of a circular road and comparing the average waiting time of ...


Tracked Vehicle Physics-Based Energy Modelling And Series Hybrid System Optimisation For The Bradley Fighting Vehicle, Travis E. McWhirter, Torrey J. Wagner, John E. Stubbs, Denise M. Rizzo, Jada B. Williams 2019 Air Force Institute of Technology

Tracked Vehicle Physics-Based Energy Modelling And Series Hybrid System Optimisation For The Bradley Fighting Vehicle, Travis E. Mcwhirter, Torrey J. Wagner, John E. Stubbs, Denise M. Rizzo, Jada B. Williams

Faculty Publications

A hybrid electric tracked ground vehicle (HETGV) can reduce military fuel usage, however a review of current tools determined they are not suitable to estimate HEGTV performance. Based on topographic data and vehicle attributes, this research developed an estimation tool by creating a model to determine tracked vehicle energy and fuel requirements, and using these requirements, created a HEGTV cost and performance optimisation for the Bradley fighting vehicle energy system. The optimised design reduced fuel consumption by 15%, and met the vehicle's peak power requirement of 365 kW, with a recommended configuration of a 135 kW generator and 100 ...


Artificial Bee Colony Algorithm For Solving Fuzzy Multi-Objective Bed Allocation Model, Abdulhakeem Luqman Hasan 2019 Directorate of Educational Nineveh Province, Iraqi Ministry of Education

Artificial Bee Colony Algorithm For Solving Fuzzy Multi-Objective Bed Allocation Model, Abdulhakeem Luqman Hasan

Karbala International Journal of Modern Science

With the improvement of the medical services frameworks rivalry, hospitals face more and more challenges. In the interim, allotment of resource has a crucial influence on performing competitive benefits in a hospitals. To choose the suitable beds number is one of the most essential tasks in hospital administration. Anyway, in true condition, bed allotment choice is a multiple-side problem with weakness and haphazardness of the information available. It is so sophisticated. Therefore, the research about bed allotment difficulty is comparatively rare under considering multiple departments, nursing hours, and stochastic information about arrival and service of patients. In this paper, we ...


Extended Version Of Simple Sagittal Running: Stability Of A Quadrupedal Bound, Jeff Duperret, D. E. Koditschek 2019 University of Pennsylvania

Extended Version Of Simple Sagittal Running: Stability Of A Quadrupedal Bound, Jeff Duperret, D. E. Koditschek

Technical Reports (ESE)

This paper develops a three degree-of-freedom sagittal-plane hybrid dynamical systems model of a bounding quadruped. Simple within-stance controls yield a closed form expression for a family of hybrid limit cycles that represent bounding behavior over a range of user-selected fore-aft speeds as a function of the model's kinematic and dynamical parameters. Controls acting on the hybrid transitions are structured so as to achieve a cascade composition of in-place bounding driving the fore-aft degree of freedom thereby decoupling the linearized dynamics of an approximation to the stride map. Careful selection of the feedback channels used to implement these controls affords ...


Space Optimization And Process Improvement, Harith Alshareef 2019 Kennesaw State University

Space Optimization And Process Improvement, Harith Alshareef

Senior Design Project For Engineers

Siemens Energy warehouse located in Suwanee, GA runs out of space in the Precision Lab due to rapid growth, seasonal peaks, and poor space utilization. The objective of the project is to redesign the Precision Lab layout and improve the tool assessment process to increase efficiency, productivity, and profitability.

The first solution is to add shelves in the Precision lab as well as the Torque lab and reduce the honeycombing effect on the shelves, which results in a 120%-150% increase in the storage space. We propose adding Tablets that include barcode scanner features to reduce the time spent on ...


Mazak Laser Optimization, Maylon Ellington, Terrilian E. Agbor Oji, William N. Palm 2019 Kennesaw State University

Mazak Laser Optimization, Maylon Ellington, Terrilian E. Agbor Oji, William N. Palm

Senior Design Project For Engineers

Starflex Fabrication is a manufacturing company that thrives to provide custom, precision fabricated parts, and assemblies to their customers.The Mazak laser is Starflex Fabrication’s primary cutting machine and is critical to the overall process for each order. Team Flex will look to optimize the laser’s process and improve overall shop throughput.


Effects Of Musical Ability On Flight Planning, Situational Awareness, And Flight Path Deviations, Andrew P. Henry 2019 Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Effects Of Musical Ability On Flight Planning, Situational Awareness, And Flight Path Deviations, Andrew P. Henry

Dissertations and Theses

Numerous studies have been conducted on music education and the benefits that learning an instrument has on the brain. However, there is little research that connects a pilot’s ability to play an instrument to a pilot’s ability to fly an airplane. When learning an instrument, students learn non-musical abilities, such as executive functions, which may correspond with the skills necessary to be a good pilot. The purpose of this study was to find a relationship between learning a musical instrument and pilot performance, specifically related to flight planning, situational awareness, and flight path deviations. This study was a ...


A Governance Perspective For System-Of-Systems, Polinpapilinho F. Katina, Charles B. Keating, James A. Bobo, Tyrone S. Toland 2019 Old Dominion University

A Governance Perspective For System-Of-Systems, Polinpapilinho F. Katina, Charles B. Keating, James A. Bobo, Tyrone S. Toland

Engineering Management & Systems Engineering Faculty Publications

The operating landscape of 21st century systems is characteristically ambiguous, emergent, and uncertain. These characteristics affect the capacity and performance of engineered systems/enterprises. In response, there are increasing calls for multidisciplinary approaches capable of confronting increasingly ambiguous, emergent, and uncertain systems. System of Systems Engineering (SoSE) is an example of such an approach. A key aspect of SoSE is the coordination and the integration of systems to enable ‘system-of-systems’ capabilities greater than the sum of the capabilities of the constituent systems. However, there is a lack of qualitative studies exploring how coordination and integration are achieved. The objective of ...


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