Theses and Dissertations
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- 1AL-Alawi, Mubarak K
- 1Al-Hussein, Riphay
- 1Alanjari, Pejman
- 1Altaf, Mohammed Sadiq
- 1Alvanchi, Amin
Connected Vehicle (CV) technology is a promising advancement that has the potential to improve traffic safety and traffic efficiency, and support other Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) applications through facilitating vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-infrastructure communication. Since...
A Framework for Design of Panelized Wood Framing Prefabrication Utilizing Multi-panels and Crew BalancingDownload
The construction industry is highly competitive and continually striving towards improving its performance in terms of time, cost, quality, and safety. Improved performance is essential to survival in today’s construction market. In this regard, measuring productivity can facilitate improved...
This research focuses on the accounts payable function in construction firms. The cash conversion cycle includes accounts payable and accounts receivable support functions. Research objectives focus on mapping the existing accounts payable processes in construction, building a model to represent...
Construction project costs are exchanged in the form of large numbers of purchase orders, which translates into many thousands of invoices. In typical contractual relationships, these invoices are exchanged between all parties involved in a construction project, including owners, engineers,...
Although much academic research has been performed in the study of construction process simulation, this research has not seen mainstream application in the construction industry. Many factors play a deterrent role in the adoption of simulation by construction end users, mainly the time, cost and...
Transceiver duty-cycling (DC) is a popular technique to conserve energy in a wireless sensor network (WSN). In this thesis, our overall objective is to study the performance of a DC WSN. Namely, we consider the performance of a DC WSN from the point of throughput, as well as energy consumption,...
In today’s vehicle applications, Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) ammonia dosing is completed using complex control algorithms that need to be parameterized for the individual catalytic converter technology. The parameterization of these control strategies is not always completed during the...
Accelerated Verification of Integrated Circuits Against the Effects of Process, Voltage and Temperature VariationsDownload
As Moore's Law continues to drive the advancement of new complementary metal-oxide semiconductor (CMOS) technology generations toward feature sizes in the sub 10 nm regime, the role of process, voltage and temperature (PVT) variations have become increasingly important when designing integrated...
Over the past decade improvements in semiconductor technology have led to faster power electronic switches with higher ratings. These devices have been used to improve the performance of various power converter systems. In particular, the Voltage Source Converter (VSC) has been widely used in...
In this work we address the challenges arising when developing, testing and deploying software for Wireless Sensor Networks. We investigate both pre-deployment software design, as well as efficient post-deployment updates. We present a combined pre-deployment framework that simulates the network...