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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...
A mathematical model to capture complex microstructure orientation on insect wings.
Microstructures on insect wings can promote directional drop shedding, and the local orientation of these structures is expected to facilitate drop removal. However, microstructures may exhibit very different orientations at different locations on the wing. Using the march fly Penthetria...
Action Selection for Hammer Shots in Curling: Optimization of Non-convex Continuous Actions With Stochastic Action OutcomesDownload
Optimal decision making in the face of uncertainty is an active area of research in artificial intelligence. In this thesis, I present the sport of curling as a novel application domain for research in optimal decision making. I focus on one aspect of the sport, the hammer shot, the last shot...
High pressure carbon dioxide adsorption processes are employed in applications such as carbon dioxide capture and supercritical fluid chromatography (SFC). Carbon dioxide capture using adsorption has gained wide attention because of the promising materials that are developed for this application....
Site development in heavy and civil construction need to consider many rules such as ensuring proper drainage, prevention of flood, safety driving, optimizing earthwork, minimizing fleet travel distances, proper fleet matching and achieving high equipment utilization rates. In recent decades,...
An Assessment of the Impacts of Climate Change on Freight Delivery Schedule Strategies on the Mackenzie RiverDownload
The Mackenzie River is a major freight transportation route serving many remote northern Canadian communities and mining sites. The river is only navigable during the summer and early fall months, when it is clear of ice. However, the water conditions of this river have changed significantly in...
An Improved Approach to Production Planning in Oil Sands Mining Through Detailed Analysis and Simulation of Cycle TimesDownload
The objective of this thesis is to develop, implement and verify a theoretical framework based on detailed analyses and simulation of truck and shovel cycle times in open pit mining, placing an emphasis on the hauling component of the cycle. The goal is to improve the generation of accurate and...
In this thesis, we consider two closely related clustering problems, Min Sum k-Clustering (MSkC) and Balanced k-Median (BkM). In Min Sum k-clustering, one is given a graph and a parameter k, and has to partition the vertices in the graph into k clusters to minimize the sum of pairwise distances...
Assessment of Human Trunk Kinetics Using a Multi-Segment Model: An Approach to Minimize the Propagation of Experimental ErrorsDownload
Evaluating several pathological conditions such as low-back pain, scoliosis, herniated discs, and postural stability after spinal cord injury or chronic stroke requires a deep understanding of the inter-spinal interactions. Assessing the kinetics of the human head-arms-trunk (HAT) could provide...
Optimizing an objective function over convex sets is a key problem in many different machine learning models. One of the various kinds of well studied objective functions is the convex function, where any local minimum must be the global mini- mum over the domain. To find the optimal point that...