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Title:Computer-aided systems for environmental engineering decision-making
Author(s):Kao, Jehng-Jung
Department / Program:Civil and Environmental Engineering
Discipline:Civil Engineering
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject(s):Engineering, Civil
Environmental Sciences
Abstract:This research explores the use of computer-based environments to facilitate environmental engineering decision-making. Two prototype systems are developed as exploration tools and to demonstrate the techniques and principles proposed. Several mathematical techniques, a modeling language, interactive graphic displays and friendly user interfaces are used. The mathematical techniques are: (1) linear programming, (2) a finite element method for a groundwater simulation model, (3) mass and water balances for an analysis program for wastewater treatment plant design, (4) the Vector Method to obtain the exact noninferior set of a multicriterion problem, and (5) the Modeling-to-Generate-Alternatives (MGA) approach for generating potential alternatives for a decision-making problem. The modeling language is designed to relieve the analyst of the burden of formatting a general mathematical model for solution using existing mathematical programming packages. The interactive graphic displays provide visual data for effective comparisons, and the friendly user interfaces are designed for engineers who are not necessarily computer experts. The two computer aided systems are for wastewater treatment plant design and groundwater resources management.
Issue Date:1990
Rights Information:Copyright 1990 Kao, Jehng-Jung
Date Available in IDEALS:2011-05-07
Identifier in Online Catalog:AAI9021702
OCLC Identifier:(UMI)AAI9021702

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