Browse by Subject "Optimization"

  • Yen, Ben Chie; Wenzel, Harry G., Jr.; Mays, Larry W.; Tang, Wilson H (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Water Resources Center, 1976-08)
    This report describes the development of a series of computer models capable of determining the diameter, slope and crown elevations of each sewer in a storm drainage system in which the layout and manhole locations are ...

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  • Wenzel, Harry G. Jr.; Yen, Ben Chie; Tang, Wilson H. (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Water Resources Center, 1979-06)
    This report describes further development of computer models for determining the diameter, slope and elevations of each pipe in a storm drainage system in which the layout and manhole locations are specified. The design ...

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  • Robbins, Brett Andrew (2015-03-26)
    In this thesis, we propose a hierarchical control architecture for voltage in power distribution networks where there is a separation between the slow time-scale, in which the settings of conventional voltage regulation ...

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  • Ellison, Donald (2013-05-24)
    Upon completion of the heliocentric leg of its mission, it is almost always the case that an interplanetary spacecraft has scientific objectives to accomplish. This is especially true if the spacecraft performs a planetary ...

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  • Meredith, Dale D. (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Water Resources Center, 1973-09)
    This bibliography contains 1918 literature references pertaining to optimization of irrigation systems. The references are listed alphabetically by author for the following topics: plant response to physical environment; ...

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  • Serna, Rodrigo (2014-12)
    This thesis describes the implementation of an experimental setup to capture the maximum power point data of photovoltaic (PV) modules. The experimental setup operated for a one and a half year period, and the data collected ...

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  • Kuai, Yingying (2012-09-18)
    Balancing trade-offs between several requirements, such as cost, steady-state performance, transient response, and efficiency is a constant theme in power electronic systems design. This project develops a comprehensive ...

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  • Arena, Jeffrey (2014-05-30)
    One project, the design of a reconfigurable Delta robot, motivated three different works which comprise this thesis. In Chapters 1-2, I discuss the application of multiobjective design principles to decide appropriate ...

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  • Ahmadyan, Seyed N.; Vasudevan, Shobha (Coordinated Science Laboratory. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 2016-05)
    We present Duplex random tree search, an algorithm to optimize performance metrics of analog and mixed signal circuits. Duplex determines the optimal design, the Pareto set, and the sensitivity of a circuit’s performance ...

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  • Wu, Pei-Ing; Braden, John B.; Johnson, Gary V. (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Water Resources Center, 1986-09)
    This study compares measures for reducing cumulative sediment loads from cropland with measures for reducing sediment loads from extreme storms. The issue is whether the optimal means of controlling cumulative loads are ...

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  • Zaman, Muhammad Aneeq Uz (2015-05-01)
    This thesis attempts to solve the problem of planning paths for a group of gliding UAVs performing a task. These gliders have start and goal configurations (positions and orientations) in 2-dimensional space and also a ...

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  • Yin, Zhijun (2010-01-06)
    We study web object classification problem with the novel exploration of social tags. Automatically classifying web objects into manageable semantic categories has long been a fundamental preprocess for indexing, browsing, ...

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  • Lee, Yu-Ching (2013-02-03)
    This thesis contains five chapters. The notations, terminologies, definitions and numbering of equations, theorems and algorithms are independent in each chapter. Chapter 1 provides a fundamental introduction and contextual ...

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  • El-Rayes, Khaled; Liu, Liang; Abdallah, Moatassem (2011-06)
    This report presents the findings of a research project to study and develop a list of “green friendly” Best Management Practices (BMPs) for Illinois interstate rest areas. The objectives of this project are to (1) ...

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  • Williams, Matthew (2014-09-16)
    Aircraft systems present an interesting control problem given the fact that there exist multiple objectives, actuators, and physical dependencies throughout the system. For decades the onboard systems of aircraft have ...

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  • Zimmer, Andrea (2014-01-16)
    Operational strategies to mitigate Combined Sewer Overflows (CSOs) in older urban areas may be enhanced through real-time decision support provided to sewer operators. During severe rainfall events, real-time hydraulic ...

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  • Banan, Mohammad Reza; Hjelmstad, K.D. (University of Illinois Engineering Experiment Station. College of Engineering. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 1993-05)
    This report presents an approach to the problem of parameter estimation of finite element models of complex structural systems using measured response. The method computes the element constitutive parameters of a ...

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  • Yen, Ben Chie; Cheng,Shiu-Tuang; Jun, Ryong-Iio; Voorhees, Michael L.; Wenzel, Harry G., Jr.; Larry W. Mays (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Water Resources Center, 1984-05)
    ILSD models are sewer system models for least-cost optimal design of the entire system. ILSD-1 designs for a specified layout the size and slope of the sewers with or without detention storages with user supplied rainfall ...

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  • Geselbracht, James J.; Brill, E. Downey, Jr.; Pfeffer, John T. (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Water Resources Center, 1986-04)
    The use of a rule-based modeling technique for the formal consideration of poorly modeled issues in a water quality management problem is illustrated in the context of wastewater treatment plant design. Sludge bulking is ...

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  • Hajbabaie, Ali (2012-06-27)
    In this research the development of a signal timing optimization model for oversaturated urban traffic networks with stochastic driver behavior and vehicle arrival headway is presented. The model is called Intelligent ...

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