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dc.contributor.authorAnderson, Roger J.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-14T20:09:57Z
dc.date.available2014-03-14T20:09:57Z
dc.date.issued2006-02-13en_US
dc.identifier.otheretd-04182006-130843en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/26967
dc.description.abstractIn 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 evidence from research into complex systems, the use of behavior-based optimization is proposed, which takes advantage of observed relationships between complexity and optimality with respect to both performance and robustness. Based on theoretical complexity measures, particularly algorithmic complexity, several simple complexity measures are created. The relationships between these measures and both performance and robustness are examined, using a model of a directly connected material handling system as a backdrop. The fundamental causes of the relationships and their applicability in the proposed behavior-based optimization approach are discussed.en_US
dc.publisherVirginia Techen_US
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dc.rightsI hereby certify that, if appropriate, I have obtained and attached hereto a written permission statement from the owner(s) of each third party copyrighted matter to be included in my thesis, dissertation, or project report, allowing distribution as specified below. I certify that the version I submitted is the same as that approved by my advisory committee. I hereby grant to Virginia Tech or its agents the non-exclusive license to archive and make accessible, under the conditions specified below, my thesis, dissertation, or project report in whole or in part in all forms of media, now or hereafter known. I retain all other ownership rights to the copyright of the thesis, dissertation or project report. I also retain the right to use in future works (such as articles or books) all or part of this thesis, dissertation, or project report.en_US
dc.subjectoptimizationen_US
dc.subjectchaosen_US
dc.subjectcomplexityen_US
dc.subjectalgorithmic complexityen_US
dc.subjectgenetic algorithmen_US
dc.titleCharacterization of Performance, Robustness, and Behavior Relationships in a Directly Connected Material Handling Systemen_US
dc.typeDissertationen_US
dc.contributor.departmentMechanical Engineeringen_US
dc.description.degreePh. D.en_US
thesis.degree.namePh. D.en_US
thesis.degree.leveldoctoralen_US
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineMechanical Engineeringen_US
dc.contributor.committeechairSturges, Robert H.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberDeisenroth, Michael P.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberNelson, Douglas J.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberReinholtz, Charles F.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberShewchuk, John P.en_US
dc.identifier.sourceurlhttp://scholar.lib.vt.edu/theses/available/etd-04182006-130843/en_US
dc.date.sdate2006-04-18en_US
dc.date.rdate2006-06-27
dc.date.adate2006-06-27en_US


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