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  • Discrete-Time Optimal-Control of an Economic-System using Different Objective Functions 

    SANDBLOM, CL, HA EISELT, and KO JORNSTEN. 1987. "Discrete-Time Optimal-Control of an Economic-System using Different Objective Functions." Optimal Control Applications & Methods 8(3): 253-269.
    No abstract available.
  • Price probing in the simplex method 

    Eiselt, HA, and CL Sandblom. 1999. "Price probing in the simplex method." Computers & Industrial Engineering 37(1-2): 489-492.
    This paper describes remote probing, a method that employs the principle of external pivoting and evaluates points with respect to their objective values from a given basic point, i.e., without ever moving out of that basic ...
  • A Computational Study of Redundancy in Randomly Generated Polytopes 

    EISELT, HA, and CL SANDBLOM. 1993. "A Computational Study of Redundancy in Randomly Generated Polytopes." Computing 49(4): 315-327.
    In this paper we first survey a number of principles used to randomly generate linear programming problems. Three major classes of LP generators are identified and on that basis five generators for further study are defined. ...
  • Experiments with External Pivoting 

    EISELT, HA, and CL SANDBLOM. 1990. "Experiments with External Pivoting." Computers & Operations Research 17(4): 325-332.
    No abstract available.
  • A spatial criterion as decision aid for capital projects: locating a sewage treatment plant in Halifax, Nova Scotia 

    Eiselt, HA, CL Sandblom, and N. Jain. 1998. "A spatial criterion as decision aid for capital projects: locating a sewage treatment plant in Halifax, Nova Scotia." Journal of the Operational Research Society 49(1): 23-27.
    This paper describes a decision tool based on a domain criterion originally designed for games against nature. We employ this technique to analyse the locational choice of a sewage treatment plant in the city of Halifax, ...
  • A computational investigation into shapes of polyhedra 

    Eiselt, HA, CL Sandblom, and C. Barnsley. 1997. "A computational investigation into shapes of polyhedra." Computers & Industrial Engineering 32(1): 19-28.
    In this paper we first derive a measure to evaluate the shape of polyhedra based on the well-known concept of roundness. The resulting roundness index expresses the degree of deformity of a polyhedron measured as the ...
  • Smoothing Optimal Economic-Policies 

    SANDBLOM, CL. 1987. "Smoothing Optimal Economic-Policies." Journal of Economic Dynamics & Control 11(2): 179-184.
    No abstract available.
  • Special issue of INFOR on Managerial Decision Analysis 

    Sandblom, CL. 2001. "Special issue of INFOR on Managerial Decision Analysis." Infor 39(1): 1-3.
    No abstract available.
  • The bounce algorithm for mathematical, programming 

    Eiselt, HA, and CL Sandblom. 2000. "The bounce algorithm for mathematical, programming." Mathematical Methods of Operations Research 52(2): 173-183.
    This paper describes a constrained optimization method that was inspired by the physical equivalent of a small ball that, propelled only by gravity, is dropped from an initial point inside a full-dimensional body, represented ...
  • A review on the relation between simulation and improvement in hospitals 

    van Lent, W. A., P. VanBerkel, and W. H. van Harten. 2012. "A review on the relation between simulation and improvement in hospitals." BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 12: 188.
    Background: Simulation applications on operations management in hospitals are frequently published and claim to support decision-making on operations management subjects. However, the reported implementation rates of ...
  • Estimating Mean Residual Life for a Case Study of Rail Wagon Bearings 

    Ghasemi, A., and M. R. Hodkiewicz. 2012. "Estimating Mean Residual Life for a Case Study of Rail Wagon Bearings." IEEE Transactions on Reliability 61(3): 719-30.
    This paper develops a prognostics model to estimate the Mean Residual Life of Rail Wagon Bearings within certain confidence intervals. The prognostics model is constructed using a Proportional Hazards approach, informed ...
  • DSOPP: a platform for distributed simulation of order promising protocols in supply chain networks 

    Kiralp, R., and U. Venkatadri. 2010. "DSOPP: a platform for distributed simulation of order promising protocols in supply chain networks." Production Planning and Control 21(6): 562-80.
    This article presents an optimisation-based multi-agent decision support platform (DSOPP) for integrated order promising and production planning in a multi-enterprise supply network environment. The DSOPP platform may be ...
  • Promising orders in supply chain networks 

    Venkatadri, U., Shentao Wang, and A. Saraswat. 2008. "Promising orders in supply chain networks." International Journal of Industrial and Systems Engineering 3(2): 211-28.
    We consider how orders may be promised in a supply chain network. Order promising is increasingly getting attention in both theory and practice due to the proliferation of automated ordering systems. In our model, customers ...
  • Optimization-based decision support for order promising in supply chain networks 

    Venkatadri, U., A. Srinivasan, B. Montreuil, and A. Saraswat. 2006. "Optimization-based decision support for order promising in supply chain networks." International Journal of Production Economics 103(1): 117-30.
  • A computer simulation approach to evaluating assembly line balancing with variable operation times 

    Das, B., J. Sanchez-Rivas, A. Garcia-Diaz, and C. A. MacDonald. 2010. "A computer simulation approach to evaluating assembly line balancing with variable operation times." Journal of Manufacturing Technology Management 21(7): 872-87.
    Purpose - The purpose of this paper is to develop a computer simulation model to evaluate the bowl phenomenon and the allocation at the end of the line of stations with either greater mean operation times or higher variability ...
  • Evaluation of alternative assembly line arrangements with stochastic operation times: a computer simulation approach 

    Das, B., A. Garcia-Diaz, C. A. MacDonald, and K. K. Ghoshal. 2012. "Evaluation of alternative assembly line arrangements with stochastic operation times: a computer simulation approach." Journal of Manufacturing Technology Management 23(6): 806-22.
    Purpose - The purpose of this paper is to develop a computer simulation model to evaluate increasing versus decreasing mean operation times assembly line arrangement for normal and exponential distributions and the variances ...
  • The Quantification of Hemodynamic Parameters Downstream of a Gianturco Zenith Stent Wire Using Newtonian and Non-Newtonian Analog Fluids in a Pulsatile Flow Environment 

    Walker, Andrew M. 1., walkeram@ucalgary.ca, Clifton R. 2., clifton.johnston@dal.ca Johnston, and David E. 1., derival@ucalgary.ca Rival. 2012. "The Quantification of Hemodynamic Parameters Downstream of a Gianturco Zenith Stent Wire Using Newtonian and Non-Newtonian Analog Fluids in a Pulsatile Flow Environment." Journal of Biomechanical Engineering 134(11): 111001-111001; 111001-10.
    Although deployed in the vasculature to expand vessel diameter and improve blood flow, protruding stent struts can create complex flow environments associated with flow separation and oscillating shear gradients. Given the ...
  • Visualization of spatial patterns and temporal trends for aerial surveillance of illegal oil discharges in western Canadian marine waters 

    Serra-Sogas, Norma, Patrick D. O’Hara, Rosaline Canessa, Peter Keller, et al. 2008. "Visualization of spatial patterns and temporal trends for aerial surveillance of illegal oil discharges in western Canadian marine waters." Marine pollution bulletin 56(5): 825-833.
    This paper examines the use of exploratory spatial analysis for identifying hotspots of shipping-based oil pollution in the Pacific Region of Canada’s Exclusive Economic Zone. It makes use of data collected from fiscal ...
  • Development and evaluation of an offshore oil and gas Emergency Response Focus Board 

    Taber, Michael J., John McCabe, Raymond M. Klein, and Ronald P. Pelot. 2013. "Development and evaluation of an offshore oil and gas Emergency Response Focus Board." International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics 43(1): 40-51.
    Abstract: Introduction: The primary objective of this research was to explore the use of an interactive whiteboard as an Emergency Response Focus Board (ERFB) for offshore emergency response teams (ERT) during a training ...

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