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Characterization of Performance, Robustness, and Behavior Relationships in a Directly Connected Material Handling System
(Virginia Tech, 2006-02-13)
In the design of material handling systems with complex and unpredictable dynamics, conventional search and optimization approaches that are based only on performance measures offer little guarantee of robustness. Using ...
An Adaptive Computer Vision Technique for Estimating the Biomass and Density of Loblolly Pine Plantations using Digital Orthophotography and LiDAR Imagery
(Virginia Tech, 2004-04-23)
Forests have been proposed as a means of reducing atmospheric carbon dioxide levels due to their ability to store carbon as biomass. To quantify the amount of atmospheric carbon sequestered by forests, biomass and density ...
An Improved Genetic Algorithm for the Optimization of Composite Structures
(Virginia Tech, 2005-08-26)
There are many diverse applications that are mathematically modelled in terms of mixed discrete-continuous variables. The optimization of these models is typically difficult due to their combinatorial nature and potential ...