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Solving Factorable Programs with Applications to Cluster Analysis, Risk Management, and Control Systems Design
(Virginia Tech, 2005-06-28)
Ever since the advent of the simplex algorithm, linear programming (LP) has been extensively used with great success in many diverse fields. The field of discrete optimization came to the forefront as a result of the ...
Integral aerodynamic-structural-control wing design
(Virginia Tech, 1991)
Network Models In Evacuation Planning
(Virginia Tech, 2014-07-03)
This dissertation addresses the development and analysis of optimization models for evacuation planning. Specifically we consider the cases of large-scale regional evacuation using household vehicles and hospital evacuation. ...
Building a tool for determining e-learning readiness in organizations: A design and development study
(Virginia Tech, 2016-05-04)
E-learning continues to gain popularity as a way of delivering instruction in the workplace. However, adoption of e-learning is often considered without determining organizational readiness for e-learning. Comacchio and ...
Molecular analysis of the responses of Caenorhabditis elegans (Bristol N2), Panagrolaimus rigidus (AF36) and Panagrolaimus sp. (PS 1579) (Nematoda) to water stress
(Virginia Tech, 2008-06-24)
This work provides a comparative and genetic analysis of the responses to water stress in desiccation-tolerant and desiccation-sensitive nematodes. Caenorhabditis elegans, a model organism for the study of development, ...
Rational and harmonic approximation on F.P.A. sets
(Virginia Tech, 1991-08-15)
<p>Let K be a compact subset of complex N-dimensional space, where N ~ 1. Let H(K) denote the functions analytic in a neighborhood of K. Let R(K) denote the closure of H(K) in C(K). We study the problem: What is R(K)?</p> <p>The ...
Effects of Incubation Temperature and Transportation Stress on Yolk Utilization, Small Intestine Development, and Post-Hatch Performance of High-Yield Broiler Chicks
(Virginia Tech, 2008-11-21)
Growth and performance parameters of broiler chicks depend on adequate development of the small intestine. Stressors such as elevated or decreased temperatures during incubation and post-hatch transportation may have an ...
Perceived Effectiveness of Internal Executive Coaching Engagements by Participants in a High Potential Leadership Development Program
(Virginia Tech, 2014-06-25)
The field of executive coaching has grown in popularity as a developmental tool for leaders. With the potential for a leadership continuity gap and the desire for organizations to strengthen leadership talent pools to ...
An evaluation of the Iosipescu specimen for composite materials shear property measurement
(Virginia Tech, 1991-07-05)
A detailed evaluation of the suitability of the Iosipescu specimen tested in the modified Wyoming fixture is presented. An experimental investigation using conventional strain gage instrumentation and moire interferometry ...
Physiological and agronomic aspects of rice varietal responses to low and high nitrogen management
(Virginia Tech, 1991-08-05)
<p>Modern rice (Oryza sativa L.) varieties produce very high yields under high input and favorable environments. Limited work has been done to develop plant types suitable for less than optimal environments at moderate N ...