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  • Kumar, Vinay, S.M. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2007)
    A new approach is proposed for finding all solutions of systems of nonlinear equations with bound constraints. The zero finding problem is converted to a global optimization problem whose global minima with zero objective ...
  • Kedia, Kushal Sharad (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2010)
    The objective of this work is to develop a high efficiency two-dimensional reactive flow solver to investigate perforated-plate stabilized laminar premixed flames. The developed code is used to examine the impact of the ...
  • Peruvamba Sundaresh, Vignesh (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2009)
    Can you imagine doing hundreds of millions of operations on non-integers and not obtaining a single round-off error? For n < 12, the algorithm used in this thesis does exactly that. We took advantage of a floating point ...
  • Armour, Jessica D (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2012)
    This thesis develops and evaluates Gap-tooth DSMC (GT-DSMC), a direct Monte Carlo simulation procedure for dilute gases combined with the Gap-tooth method of Gear, Li, and Kevrekidis. The latter was proposed as a means of ...
  • Zheng, Haining (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2008)
    Due to the high non-linearity and incompressibility constraint of rubber materials, the predictive capability and stability of rubber material models require specific attention for practical engineering analysis. In this ...
  • Cai, Linjiang (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2011)
    Bolton, Chen and Wang (2009) propose a model (the BCW model) of dynamic corporate investment, financing, and risk management for a financially constrained firm. In the BCW model, corporate risk management is a combination ...
  • Zhai, Ning (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2008)
    In the thesis, I derive the optimal operating strategy to maximize the value of a storage facility by exploiting the properties in the underlying natural gas spot price. To achieve the objective, I investigate the optimal ...
  • Kang, Sheng (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2010)
    This thesis presents a new modeling framework and research methodology for the study of recipe-based, diet-planning inventory management. The thesis begins with an exploration on the classic optimization problem - the diet ...
  • Wen, Naijun (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2010)
    The traditional Economic Order Quantity (EOQ) model ignores the physical limitations of distribution practices. Very often distribution centers (DC) have to deliver merchandise in manufacturer-specified packages, which can ...
  • Xiao, Qinwen (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2009)
    One of the major challenges in supply chain management is the level of information availability. It is very hard yet important to coordinate each stage in the supply chain when the information is not centralized and the ...
  • Lieberman, Chad Eric (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2009)
    Decisions based on single-point estimates of uncertain parameters neglect regions of significant probability. We consider a paradigm based on decision-making under uncertainty including three steps: identification of ...
  • Mitra, Subhadeep (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2012)
    Particle filtering is a technique used for state estimation from noisy measurements. In fluid dynamics, a popular problem called Lagrangian data assimilation (LaDA) uses Lagrangian measurements in the form of tracer positions ...
  • He, Liwei (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2010)
    This thesis aims to solve the periodic-reviewed inventory control problem in supply chain networks with uncertain demand so as to minimize the overall cost of the system over a fixed planning time horizon. In such problems, ...
  • Wang, Qian (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2007)
    Transportation procurement is one of the most critical sourcing decisions to be made in many companies. This thesis addresses a real-life industrial problem of creating package bids for a company's transportation procurement ...
  • Birge, Jonathan R. (Jonathan Richards) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2008)
    We solve the periodic boundary value problem for a mode-locked laser cavity using a specially preconditioned matrix-implicit Newton-Krylov solver. Solutions are obtained at least an order of magnitude faster than with ...
  • Sun, Wei, S.M. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2006)
    The price of anarchy quantifies the inefficiency that occurs in the total system objective in the user optimization as compared to the system optimization setting. It is well known that this inefficiency occurs due to lack ...
  • Xiong, Ying, S.M. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2010)
    Although most racers are good at controlling their cars, world champions are always talented at choosing the right racing line while others mostly fail to do that. Optimal racing line selection is a critical problem in car ...
  • Banerjee, Nirjhar (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2009)
    We intend to discuss in detail two well known geometrical probability problems. The first one deals with finding the probability that a random triangle is obtuse in nature. We initially discuss the various ways of choosing ...
  • Ma, Jing, S.M. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2007)
    In this thesis, we study primal solutions for general optimization problems. In particular, we employ the subgradient method to solve the Lagrangian dual of a convex constrained problem, and use a primal-averaging scheme ...
  • Tan Yong Kwang, Alex (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2006)
    In this thesis, we solve the 2nd order wave equation, which is hyperbolic and linear in nature, to determine the pressure distribution for a one-dimensional seismic problem with smooth initial pressure and rate of pressure ...
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