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  • Dharmaraja, Sohan (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2007)
    We intend to try to better our understanding of how the combined L-stable 'Trapezoidal Rule with the second order Backward Difference Formula' (TR-BDF2) integrator and the standard A-stable Trapezoidal integrator perform ...
  • Nguyen, Thai Dung (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2010)
    We study the use of inverse and robust optimization to address two problems in transportation: finding the travel times and designing a transportation network. We assume that users choose the route selfishly and the flow ...
  • Yamani, Jana H. (Jana Hashim) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2013)
    This work considers an urban traffic network, and represents it as a Markovian queueing network. This work proposes an analytical approximation of the time-dependent joint queue-length distribution of the network. The ...
  • Srinivasa Gopala Raghavan, Venugopalan (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2010)
    We discuss the conditions that are necessary for a given banded matrix to have a banded inverse. Although a generic requirement is known from previous studies, we tend to focus on the ranks of the block matrices that are ...
  • Conjeevaram Krishnakumar, Naveen Kartik (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2013)
    In this thesis, we developed a Bayesian approach to estimate the detailed composition of an unknown feedstock in a chemical plant by combining information from a few bulk measurements of the feedstock in the plant along ...
  • Gurumurthy, Ganesh (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2008)
  • Avasarala, Srikanti Rupa (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2009)
    Blast waves generated by intense explosions cause damage to structures and human injury. In this thesis, a strategy is investigated for relief of blast overpressure resulting from explosions in air. The strategy is based ...
  • Lusardi, Christopher (Christopher Dean) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2012)
    Time dependent simulations are used to characterize the unsteady impeller blade loading due to imipeller-diffuser interaction in centrifugal compressor stages. The capability of simulations are assessed by comparing results ...
  • Hussain, Mohammad Tariq (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2008)
    The Cheeger constant h(Q) of a domain Q is defined as the minimum value of ...... with D varying over all smooth sub-domains of Q. The D that achieves this minimum is called the Cheeger set of Q. We present some analytical ...
  • Huynh, Vu Anh (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2008)
    This thesis presents a novel algorithm, called the parametric optimized belief roadmap (POBRM), to address the problem of planning a trajectory for controlling a robot with imperfect state information under uncertainty. ...
  • Phu, Thi Vu (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2008)
    The steady increase of congestion in air traffic networks has resulted in significant economic losses and potential safety issues in the air transportation. A potential way to reduce congestion is to adopt efficient air ...
  • Zhou, Jingting, S.M. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2010)
    In this thesis, we implement and test two algorithms for binary optimization and mixed integer optimization, respectively. We fine tune the parameters of these two algorithms and achieve satisfactory performance. We also ...
  • Chen, Jeremy, S.M. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2007)
    We present a further study and analysis of an exponential annealing based algorithm for convex optimization. We begin by developing a general framework for applying exponential annealing to conic optimization. We analyze ...
  • Chiluveru, Sudhir (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2007)
    Thle Mannesmann process is the preferred method in the oil industry for fabrication of hollow pipes. The critical phenomenon in this process is the formation of a small round hole at the center of the cylindrical billet ...
  • Choo, Shawn (Shawn Sheng Wen) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2006)
    One of the steps in stowage planning is crane split and sequencing, which determines the order of container discharging and loading jobs quay cranes (QCs) perform so that the completion time (or makespan) of ship operation ...
  • Uichanco, Joline Ann Villaranda (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2007)
    In this thesis, we consider the classical newsvendor model and various important extensions. We do not assume that the demand distribution is known, rather the only information available is a set of independent samples ...
  • Wang, Jingxi, S.M. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2010)
    This thesis proposes a decentralized reward-based incentive mechanism to address the problem of noncomplying subsidiaries when the parent company wish to meet its targeted energy consumption level. Besides its effectiveness ...
  • Vechart, Andrew (Andrew Peter) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2011)
    Air blast-induced traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) represent a significant percentage of military personnel injuries observed in Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) and Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF). Prevalence of blast-induced ...
  • Bala Chandran, Ram (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2007)
    A number of constitutive theories have arisen describing materials which, by nature, exhibit a non-local response. The formulation of boundary value problems, in this case, leads to a system of equations involving higher-order ...
  • Foo, Yong Ning (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2007)
    In the highly competitive retail industry, merchandise out-of-stock (OOS) is a significant and pertinent problem. This thesis performs a diagnostic analysis on retail out-of-stocks using empirical data from a major retailer. ...
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