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Grady Health Systems Linen Optimization, Kyleia Hutton, Samira Abdi 2018 Kennesaw State University

Grady Health Systems Linen Optimization, Kyleia Hutton, Samira Abdi

Senior Design Project For Engineers

Grady Memorial Hospital, under Grady Health Systems (GHS), is the fifth largest public hospital systems in the United States of America. In the Southeast region, Grady Memorial Hospital is a premier level I trauma institution, that also provides other medical service specialties that accumulate a diverse, and knowledgeable set of medical professionals. Within this report, there are various recommendations that our team has presented based on different scenarios that could be present within the interaction of the linen management department and other departments at Grady Health Systems. These recommendations will aid in determining the best decision that can be made ...


Atlanta (Kennesaw) Ereturn Project, Shannon Ard, Trisha Donnelly-Nelson, Scott Michael 2018 Kennesaw State University

Atlanta (Kennesaw) Ereturn Project, Shannon Ard, Trisha Donnelly-Nelson, Scott Michael

Senior Design Project For Engineers

The Siemens Energy, Inc. Tool and Instrument Facility is an internal tool rental center that assembles tool kits and ships them to power generation sites. When miscellaneous, broken or extra tools are returned, they are sent to the eReturn area, where tools are processed and reentered into inventory. The current eReturn system is long and complex. The cluttered area causes tools to remain in eReturn for extended periods before being reentered into the inventory. The additional time causes unnecessary ordering and prevents tools from being used in more kits. The team's objective is to determine a solution that will ...


Ejm Chain Fall Tooling Optimization, Migual Medina, Esraa Abdulmahdi, James Algarin 2018 Kennesaw State University

Ejm Chain Fall Tooling Optimization, Migual Medina, Esraa Abdulmahdi, James Algarin

Senior Design Project For Engineers

The following report describes the progress made by the EJM Chain Fall Tooling Optimization Team since the In-Progress Review. The team has finalized the facility layout design for the chain fall area including the concept of operations, functional requirements, and performance specifications. The scope of the project is completing the new procedures for reducing waste and completing the AutoCAD drawing of the final design. The team researched the objectives accomplished by the new layout design. The goal of the project is to reduce the safety hazards and increase productivity. The team shifted the focus to the salvage, recycling, and waste ...


Feasibility Study Of Mohawk Industries Water Bottle Recycling Program With Automated Compactor/Baler, Brody Cook, Chris Yeager, Parker Cook 2018 Kennesaw State University

Feasibility Study Of Mohawk Industries Water Bottle Recycling Program With Automated Compactor/Baler, Brody Cook, Chris Yeager, Parker Cook

Senior Design Project For Engineers

Mohawk Industries requested a senior design project for a feasibility study of a compactor/baler program. The compactor/baler program has the potential to reduce Mohawk Industries’ polyethylene terephthalate (PET) recycling center costs, thereby increasing the company’s profits. Mohawk Industries uses PET from recycled plastic bottles as a raw material to extrude carpet yarn fibers. Currently, Mohawk Industries has two methods to obtain the PET required to extrude the carpet yarn fibers: purchase recycled bottles from landfills/recycling centers and extrude into PET pellets, or purchase PET pellets from an outside source at a much higher cost. The compactor ...


Carlex Glass Laminated Side Glass Process Optimization, Jake Massingill, Marshal Turner 2018 Kennesaw State University

Carlex Glass Laminated Side Glass Process Optimization, Jake Massingill, Marshal Turner

Senior Design Project For Engineers

The intent of this project is to determine how many racks of glass should be inserted into the autoclave at a given time in order to maximize productivity of the Laminated Side Glass line. Based on this value, the total number of workers necessary at finishing and the cycle time of the bag furnace were determined. This was achieved by building a model of the line in Arena and analyzing it. The model demonstrated that twelve is the optimal number of racks to insert at a given time, only one team of two workers is necessary per shift, and that ...


Service Drive 2020 - Fine Design, David Sirotinsky, Ling Marshall 2018 Kennesaw State University

Service Drive 2020 - Fine Design, David Sirotinsky, Ling Marshall

Senior Design Project For Engineers

This report explores a cloud network solution for the automotive industry. The project scope was defined with a problem statement. Robust connectivity solutions offered by the OEM manufacturers provide data communication between the customer and the connected car, but lack data communication from the customer to the private franchise dealers. This antiquated business model creates variation in operation from one dealer to the other and creates a challenge to apply a standardized solution. One fundamental requirement is to provide a network solution that can seamlessly integrate into existing hardware, software and process infrastructure.

The project group conducted interviews with two ...


Sauce Repackaging Test: Atlanta, Hannah Smith, Gideon Larios, Christopher Gilbert 2018 Kennesaw State University

Sauce Repackaging Test: Atlanta, Hannah Smith, Gideon Larios, Christopher Gilbert

Senior Design Project For Engineers

Overview

This project belongs to the Chick-fil-A Supply Chain Innovation Team. This team has designed a new packaging product, which breaks down their current packing product into smaller load units. The Atlanta Sauce test was the first live implementation of this new product, the inner pack. The Supply Chain Team began preparing for this test in May 2017. In this test, the team were specifically looking for product issues, benefits, product user behaviors, and areas of improvement.

Objective

The purpose of this project was to research the implementation of a new sauce packaging. During this research, the current sauce replenishment ...


Improvement Of Quality Processes- Asset Condition Assessment Tool And Process For Vanderlande Industries, Mariantonia Hoyos Lopez, Tori Shonk 2018 Kennesaw State University

Improvement Of Quality Processes- Asset Condition Assessment Tool And Process For Vanderlande Industries, Mariantonia Hoyos Lopez, Tori Shonk

Senior Design Project For Engineers

Vanderlande Industries is the global market leader in the value added logistic process automation for airports, the parcel market, warehouses, and e-commerce. The company’s extensive portfolio of integrated solutions results in fast, reliable and efficient automation technology. The VI Marietta office supports airport sites that have an operational BHS. These sites hire VI to operate and maintain the site. Preventive, corrective, and emergency maintenance is completed on the equipment to maintain operational success. Usually, the U.S. sites that are supported have BHS systems that are old and worn down. It is important for VI to determine the risk ...


Nomadic Monument For Women In Robotics, Diedra Krieger, Gaby Alfaro, Joey Hartmann-Dow, Sonia F. Roberts 2018 University of Pennsylvania

Nomadic Monument For Women In Robotics, Diedra Krieger, Gaby Alfaro, Joey Hartmann-Dow, Sonia F. Roberts

Departmental Papers (ESE)

We describe the Nomadic Monument for Women in Robotis (NMWR), a project celebrating women pioneers in robotics. NMWR is a 13’ semi-transparent geodesic dome with illustrations and descriptions of the women and their research on the inside faces of the triangles. Visitors can see rough outlines of the illustrations from the outside, but must enter the dome to learn about the women. As an immersive environment, the dome provides visitors not only a place to learn about inspiring women but also a space to feel that they are a member of this inspiring community.

The geodesic dome was introduced by ...


Evaluation Of The Effectiveness Of A Gaze-Based Training Intervention On Latent Hazard Anticipation Skills For Young Drivers: A Driving Simulator Study, Yasuke Yamani, Pinar Biçaksiz, Dakota B. Palmer, Nathan Hatfield, Siby Samuel 2018 Old Dominion University

Evaluation Of The Effectiveness Of A Gaze-Based Training Intervention On Latent Hazard Anticipation Skills For Young Drivers: A Driving Simulator Study, Yasuke Yamani, Pinar Biçaksiz, Dakota B. Palmer, Nathan Hatfield, Siby Samuel

Psychology Faculty Publications

A PC-based training program (Road Awareness and Perception Training or RAPT; Pradhan et al., 2009), proven effective for improving young novice drivers' hazard anticipation skills, did not fully maximize the hazard anticipation performance of young drivers despite the use of similar anticipation scenarios in both, the training and the evaluation drives. The current driving simulator experiment examined the additive effects of expert eye movement videos following RAPT training on young drivers' hazard anticipation performance compared to video-only and RAPT-only conditions. The study employed a between-subject design in which 36 young participants (aged 18-21) were equally and randomly assigned to one ...


A-Set Process Improvement, Gabriel Rubio, Davis Jackson, Christopher Olaya 2018 Kennesaw State University

A-Set Process Improvement, Gabriel Rubio, Davis Jackson, Christopher Olaya

Senior Design Project For Engineers

Siemens Energy offers world-class products and solutions for power generation. They help their clients worldwide to successfully operate conventional power plants by renting out their toolkits. Clients can work on anything from gas or steam turbines, generators, turbines, or even hybrid power and storage. One of Siemens’ more profitable toolkits would be the A-Set, or as the floor assemblers refer to as ‘the majors,’ which consists of two large conex containers filled with thousands of tools ready for any type of operation at power plants. By looking at how long it takes floor assemblers at the Siemens Facility in Suwanee ...


Reducing Damaged And Returned Inventory At Mds Logistics, Chris Montell, Darioush Moein, Amir Samadabadi 2018 Kennesaw State University

Reducing Damaged And Returned Inventory At Mds Logistics, Chris Montell, Darioush Moein, Amir Samadabadi

Senior Design Project For Engineers

MDS Logistics is a middle-man that delivers and installs appliances to multi-family complexes and neighborhoods in Georgia. One of the biggest issues that they face in day-to-day operation is damaged and returned appliances. MDS’s longest standing contract is with GE and GE has extensive records of damage that is incurred by using similar companies across the country. We will be consulting with MDS while using the data produced by GE to compare MDS with the similar companies to see where improvement can be made reasonably.

When an appliance is damaged it is brought back to MDS’s warehouse where ...


An Investigation Of Low Frequency Noise In Server Rooms, Ahmed Al Naami 2018 St. Mary's University

An Investigation Of Low Frequency Noise In Server Rooms, Ahmed Al Naami

Theses & Dissertations

Noise in a server room can have a major impact on the performance and well-being of the occupants. Sound level and low frequency noise are considered factors that influence the hearing ability of workers. This thesis is an investigation of low-frequency noise in server rooms. We conducted the field study in a server room for a large financial institution. Some employees in this study indicated that they experienced headaches from the noise and requested an analysis of the sound to determine if there were any potential adverse health effects. Attributes of the noise were investigated by evaluating the sound pressure ...


Contextual Framework Of Communications Functions Supporting Complex System Governance, Charles Wesley Chesterman Jr. 2018 Old Dominion University

Contextual Framework Of Communications Functions Supporting Complex System Governance, Charles Wesley Chesterman Jr.

Engineering Management & Systems Engineering Theses & Dissertations

The purpose of this research was to develop a systems theory-based contextual framework of communication functions supporting complex system governance using an inductive research design. Communication, as one aspect of Management Cybernetics (communication and control for effective system organization) constructed of channels of communication, provides for the movement of information internally and externally for a system. This flow reflecting new information, decisions, questions, and intelligence is critical for viability of a system. This research looked for communication mechanisms as developed in system theory, communication theory, management theory, and organizational theory. The literature indicates the importance of communications, but a systemic ...


Affect-Aware Adaptive Tutoring Based On Human–Automation Etiquette Strategies, Euijung Yang, Michael C. Dorneich 2018 Iowa State University

Affect-Aware Adaptive Tutoring Based On Human–Automation Etiquette Strategies, Euijung Yang, Michael C. Dorneich

Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering Publications

Objective: We investigated adapting the interaction style of intelligent tutoring system (ITS) feedback based on human–automation etiquette strategies.

Background: Most ITSs adapt the content difficulty level, adapt the feedback timing, or provide extra content when they detect cognitive or affective decrements. Our previous work demonstrated that changing the interaction style via different feedback etiquette strategies has differential effects on students’ motivation, confidence, satisfaction, and performance. The best etiquette strategy was also determined by user frustration.

Method: Based on these findings, a rule set was developed that systemically selected the proper etiquette strategy to address one of four learning factors ...


A Study Of The Air Force Airworthiness Assessment Process With Recommendations For Reusable Launch Vehicles, Austin A. Troya 2018 Air Force Institute of Technology

A Study Of The Air Force Airworthiness Assessment Process With Recommendations For Reusable Launch Vehicles, Austin A. Troya

Theses and Dissertations

Flight safety is a critical design and engineering consideration within the United States Department of Defense (DoD) and particularly the United States Air Force (USAF). This study conducts an independent evaluation of the airworthiness assessment process used by the United States Air Force’s Engineering Directorate through modeling and simulation. The airworthiness process is examined for its ability to effectively verify sound engineering design and efficiency with respect to the implementation of new software-based assessment tools and its impact on timeliness of reviews and resource utilization. Simulation results guide recommendations for reducing non-value-added activities and strategic leveling of resource demands ...


Modeling Expertise And Adaptability In Virtual Operator Models, Yu Du, Michael C. Dorneich, Brian L. Steward 2018 Iowa State University

Modeling Expertise And Adaptability In Virtual Operator Models, Yu Du, Michael C. Dorneich, Brian L. Steward

Brian L. Steward

To advance construction machine design and testing, model-based design and virtual operator models (VOMs) can be used to explore machine designs virtually. However, current VOM efforts have been restricted to mimicking known trajectories, recorded from actual machine operations. Previous work developed a VOM to use in closed-loop simulation with an excavator model. To advance the utility of model-based machine testing, the fidelity of the VOM was enhanced along three lines: 1) representation of expert work cycle operation, 2) adaptation to changes in work site environment and 3) adaptation to changes when operating different machines. To represent expertise, work cycle task ...


A Hybrid Dynamical Extension Of Averaging And Its Application To The Analysis Of Legged Gait Stability, Avik De, Samuel A. Burden, Daniel E. Koditschek 2018 University of Pennsylvania

A Hybrid Dynamical Extension Of Averaging And Its Application To The Analysis Of Legged Gait Stability, Avik De, Samuel A. Burden, Daniel E. Koditschek

Departmental Papers (ESE)

We extend a smooth dynamical systems averaging technique to a class of hybrid systems with a limit cycle that is particularly relevant to the synthesis of stable legged gaits. After introducing a definition of hybrid averageability sufficient to recover the classical result, we illustrate its applicability by analysis of first a one-legged and then a two-legged hopping model. These abstract systems prepare the ground for the analysis of a significantly more complicated two legged model—a new template for quadrupedal running to be analyzed and implemented on a physical robot in a companion paper. We conclude with some rather more ...


Trajectory Generation And Control Of A Mobile Robot For Radar Target Simulation, Anthony Michael Adamo 2018 Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology

Trajectory Generation And Control Of A Mobile Robot For Radar Target Simulation, Anthony Michael Adamo

Graduate Theses - Engineering Management

This thesis presents a straight forward method for developing time-dependent trajectories with smooth paths for mobile robots. Cubic Bezier curves are utilized to efficiently generate segments of complex paths with associated linear and angular velocity profiles. The speeds along the path are planned considering the kinematic and dynamic constraints of a typical differential drive mobile robot. A PID controller was developed to control for both path following and the timing constraints of the generated trajectories. This research was developed to aid in the KoRRund project in testing their radar system’s accuracy in detecting objects at a specific time and ...


Integration Of Local Geometry And Metric Information In Sampling-Based Motion Planning, Vincent Pacelli, Omur Arslan, Daniel E. Koditschek 2018 University of Pennsylvania

Integration Of Local Geometry And Metric Information In Sampling-Based Motion Planning, Vincent Pacelli, Omur Arslan, Daniel E. Koditschek

Departmental Papers (ESE)

The efficiency of sampling-based motion planning algorithms is dependent on how well a steering procedure is capable of capturing both system dynamics and configuration space geometry to connect sample configurations. This paper considers how metrics describing local system dynamics may be combined with convex subsets of the free space to describe the local behavior of a steering function for sampling-based planners. Subsequently, a framework for using these subsets to extend the steering procedure to incorporate this information is introduced. To demonstrate our framework, three specific metrics are considered: the LQR cost-to-go function, a Gram matrix derived from system linearization, and ...


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