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- 29Al-Hussein, Mohamed (Civil and Environmental Engineering)
- 22AbouRizk, Simaan (Civil and Environmental Engineering)
- 21Deutsch, Clayton (Civil and Environmental Engineering)
- 20Chalaturnyk, Rick (Civil and Environmental Engineering)
- 18Liu, Yang (Civil and Environmental Engineering)
- 16Bayat, Alireza (Civil and Environmental Engineering)
This thesis describes the implementation of a production line assessment framework to help shift off-site modular construction manufacturing (MCM) from a conventional construction approach toward true manufacturing. The framework, which integrates Lean manufacturing construction and value stream...
A Framework to Improve the Control System Design for Integrated Residential Heating Systems in Cold RegionsDownload
Building space heating contributes to high consumption of energy using primarily non- renewable sources. This thesis presents a research study evaluating the design and performance of an integrated heating system utilizing the renewable energy sources of geothermal energy, solar energy, and drain...
A Fuel-Saving Green Light Optimal Speed Advisory for Signalized Intersection Using V2I CommunicationDownload
The research in this thesis introduces a connected vehicle environmental green light speed advisory which helps the vehicle to avoid unnecessary stops before intersections and improves the fuel consumption efficiency. Lots of works for Eco-driving on GLOSA (Green Light Optimal Speed Advisory)...
A Fuzzy Hybrid Intelligent Model for Project Competencies and Performance Evaluation and Prediction in the Construction IndustryDownload
In contemporary construction environments, construction companies measure their performance against a set of predefined performance indicators. These performance indicators are governed by the ability of the company to maintain necessary sets of “competencies” that empower the successful...
The interaction between operator input, machine and operating surface is highly complex and varied. Time based equipment evaluation metrics are limited in the type of information they can convey. A common alternative to time based evaluation is mechanical modeling, however; these models can be...
A Geomechanically-Constrained Dynamic Fractal Wormhole Growth Model for Simulating Cold Heavy Oil Production with Sand (CHOPS)Download
Cold heavy oil production with sand (CHOPS) is a non-thermal primary process that is widely adopted in many weakly consolidated heavy oil deposits around the world. However, only approximately 5 to 15% of the initial oil in place is typically recovered. Several solvent-assisted schemes are...
A Hybrid Fuzzy Discrete Event Simulation Framework for Analysis of Stochastic and Subjective Uncertainties in Construction ProjectsDownload
Discrete event simulation (DES) has proven to be an indispensable tool for planning and analyzing construction projects. Appropriate consideration of uncertainties of the inputs of DES results in more realistic outputs. Uncertainty in general can be categorized as stochastic and subjective....
A Hybrid Simulation and Optimization Approach towards Truck Dispatching Problem in Surface MinesDownload
This PhD thesis has two main objectives. The first objective is to develop, implement, and verify an integrated simulation and optimization framework to study surface mining operations to address important drawbacks of currently available surface mining simulation models. These drawbacks include...
The considerable amount of time typically spent at home in contemporary society underscores the importance of understanding the interaction between occupants and built environments and implementing this knowledge into design practice to ensure occupant satisfaction and adequate building...
Aqueous colloidal gas aphrons (CGAs) have previously been used as drilling fluids because of their pore blocking ability which significantly reduces formation damage. The aim of this study is to generate aqueous colloidal gas aphrons, to examine its stability and rheology as well as to...