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    Joint multi-objective master production scheduling and rolling horizon policy analysis in make-to-order supply chains

    , Article International Journal of Production Research ; Vol. 52, issue. 9 , Feb , 2014 , pp. 2767-2787 ; ISSN: 00207543 Nedaei, H ; Mahlooji, H ; Sharif University of Technology
    Abstract
    This research studies multi-objective master production schedule (MPS) and advanced order commitment (AOC) in two-stage supply chains. Simulation-based experimental analysis evaluates the impact of environmental and MPS design factors on schedule cost and instability. The results provide insight into multi-objective MPS design considerations through rolling schedule policies. The study reveals that the manufacturers production smoothness utility coefficient and its interaction with other experimental factors considerably impact on the systems performance. In addition, it introduces a simulation framework with embedded mixed integer programming models that could be used as a framework for... 

    Aseptic loosening of femoral components - Materials engineering and design considerations

    , Article Materials and Design ; Volume 44 , February , 2013 , Pages 155-163 ; 02641275 (ISSN) Bahraminasab, M ; Sahari, B. B ; Edwards, K. L ; Farahmand, F ; Arumugam, M ; Sharif University of Technology
    2013
    Abstract
    Aseptic loosening is one of the main reasons for the revision of a total knee replacement (TKR). The design of the key component of a TKR, the femoral component, is particularly problematic because its failure can be the result of different causes. This makes the development of new biomaterials for use in the femoral component a challenging task. This paper focuses on the engineering design aspects in order to understand the limitationsof current materials and design deficiencies. The paper describes the introduction of a new biomaterial for a femoral component and justifies the recommendation to use multi-functional materials as a possible solution to aseptic loosening. The potential... 

    A new non-dimensional parameter to obtain the minimum mixing length in tree-like concentration gradient generators

    , Article Chemical Engineering Science ; Volume 195 , 2019 , Pages 120-126 ; 00092509 (ISSN) Rismanian, M ; Saidi, M. S ; Kashaninejad, N ; Sharif University of Technology
    Elsevier Ltd  2019
    Abstract
    Microfluidic-based concentration gradient generators (CGGs) have a number of applications in chemical, biological and pharmaceutical studies. Thus, precise design of the microfluidic system is crucial to maintaining the desired concentration gradient in microchannels. One of the design considerations is the length of microchannels in the structure of a CGG. A CGG with a short length fails to provide the complete diffusive mixing, while the size of the microchip would unfavorably increase by incorporating a long CGG. Considering a CGG as a tree-like structure consisting of T-shaped micromixers, the mixing process of the species at a straight microchannel has been solved analytically. Herein,... 

    Essential design considerations for wireless multi-channel photoplethysmography system

    , Article IFMBE Proceedings, 23 November 2008 through 27 November 2008, Antwerp ; Volume 22 , 2008 , Pages 1066-1069 ; 16800737 (ISSN); 9783540892076 (ISBN) Kadhim, A. Y ; Mohd Ali, M. A ; Zahedi, E ; Sharif University of Technology
    2008
    Abstract
    The developed wireless multi-channel PPG system comprises tiered communication subsystem with two sensor modules and a single base module. The sensor modules process the input signals simultaneously into 16-bit samples and wirelessly transfer them to base module using Bluetooth technology. In base module, the samples are combined using time division multiplexing into composite stream and serially forwarded to the host computer. The string buffer is implemented in the sensor module firmware to increase the transfer time, transfer samples in chunks and eliminate the wireless transmission latency. The wireless network is established between modules. The newly implemented firmware results in... 

    A Customized Particle Swarm Method to Solve Highway Alignment Optimization Problem

    , Article Computer-Aided Civil and Infrastructure Engineering ; Volume 28, Issue 1 , January , 2013 , Pages 52-67 ; 10939687 (ISSN) Shafahi, Y ; Bagherian, M ; Sharif University of Technology
    2013
    Abstract
    Optimizing highway alignment requires a versatile set of cost functions and an efficient search method to achieve the best design. Because of numerous highway design considerations, this issue is classified as a constrained problem. Moreover, because of the infinite number of possible solutions for the problem and the continuous search space, highway alignment optimization is a complex problem. In this study, a customized particle swarm optimization algorithm was used to search for a near-optimal highway alignment, which is a compound of several tangents, consisting of circular (for horizontal design) and parabolic (for vertical alignment) curves. The selected highway alignment should meet... 

    Circuit and system design for an 860-960 MHz RFID reader front-ends with Tx leakage suppression in 0.18 - μm CMOS technology

    , Article International Journal of Circuit Theory and Applications ; Volume 40, Issue 9 , MAR , 2012 , Pages 957-974 ; 00989886 (ISSN) Javidan, J ; Atarodi, S. M ; Luong, H. C ; Sharif University of Technology
    Wiley  2012
    Abstract
    This paper presents an RF Front-END for an 860-960thinspaceMHz passive RFID Reader. The direct conversion receiver architecture with the feedback structure in the RF front-end circuit is used to give good immunity against the large transmitter leakage and to suppress leakage. The system design considerations for receiver on NF and IIP3 have been discussed in detail. The RF Front-END contains a power amplifier (PA) in transmit chain and receive front-end with low-noise amplifier, up/down mixer, LP filter and variable-gain amplifier. In the transmitter, a differential PA with a new power combiner is designed and fabricated in a 0.18-μm technology. The chip area is 2.65 mm × 1.35 mm including... 

    Latency considerations in IEC 61850-enabled substation automation systems

    , Article IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting, 24 July 2011 through 28 July 2011, Detroit, MI ; 2011 ; 19449925 (ISSN) ; 9781457710018 (ISBN) Falahati, B ; Mousavi, M. J ; Vakilian, M ; Sharif University of Technology
    Abstract
    Substation Automation Systems (SAS) offer powerful, fast, and viable ways to design, automate, and implement substation protection, control, and monitoring functions in modern transmission and distribution grids. Today's SAS -more than ever- rely on the adoption of IEC61850 as a worldwide standard for interoperability and dependable peer-to-peer and substation communications. Being based on the Ethernet computer networking technology, the reliability issues associated with latency in 61850-enabled SAS is of a design consideration. Unpredictability is the most important challenge for latency assessment. This paper discusses the background framework for latency evaluations in SAS by... 

    Optimization of HV generator insulation system based on electro-thermal analysis using FEM

    , Article Proceedings of the IASTED International Conference on Modelling and Simulation ; 2011 , Pages 288-293 ; 10218181 (ISSN) ; 9780889868878 (ISBN) Azizi, D ; Gholami, A ; Gholami, M. H ; Sharif University of Technology
    Abstract
    A large number of generators failed due to stator winding problems, mainly insulation deterioration. Insulation degradation assessment plays vital role in the asset life management. Electro thermal analysis is the main characteristic for simulation of generator behavior and to improve the design of stator slot's insulation. Dielectric parameters such as insulation thickness, spacing, material types, geometry of winding and slot are major design consideration. A very powerful method available to analyze electro thermal performance is Finite Element Method (FEM) which is used in this paper. The analysis of various stator coil and slot configurations are used to design the better dielectric... 

    Modeling of DLL-based frequency multiplier in time and frequency domain with Matlab Simulink

    , Article IEEE Asia-Pacific Conference on Circuits and Systems, Proceedings, APCCAS, 6 December 2010 through 9 December 2010 ; 2010 , Pages 1051-1054 ; 9781424474561 (ISBN) Gholami, M ; Sharifkhani, M ; Saeedi, S ; Sharif University of Technology
    Abstract
    A systematic procedure of simulating charge pump based delay locked loops (DLLs) represents in this paper. The presented procedure is based on the systematic modeling of the DLL components in Matlab Simulink simulator. The system has been designed for 1Hz input clock signal that by changing the whole system scale, it can be used for every other input frequencies. The simulation results in Matlab and design considerations for DLL based frequency multiplier are presented  

    Systematic modeling and simulation of DLL-based frequency multiplier

    , Article 2010 11th International Workshop on Symbolic and Numerical Methods, Modeling and Applications to Circuit Design, SM2ACD 2010, 4 October 2010 through 6 October 2010 ; 2010 ; 9781424468164 (ISBN) Gholami, M ; Sharifkhani, M ; Ebrahimi, A ; Saeedi, S ; Atarodi, M ; Sharif University of Technology
    Abstract
    This paper represents a systematic procedure of simulating charge pump based delay locked loops (DLLs). The presented procedure is based on the systematic modelling of the DLL components in Matlab simulink simulator. The system has been designed for 1Hz input clock signal that by changing the whole system scale, it can be used for every other input frequencies. The simulation results in Matlab and design considerations for DLL based frequency multiplier are presented  

    Codesign of ka-band integrated limiter and low noise amplifier

    , Article IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques ; Volume 64, Issue 9 , 2016 , Pages 2843-2852 ; 00189480 (ISSN) Mahmoudidaryan, P ; Medi, A ; Sharif University of Technology
    Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc  2016
    Abstract
    In this paper, a thorough design procedure for concurrent design of integrated antiparallel Schottky-diode-based limiter and low noise amplifier (LNA) is presented. The optimum number of limiter branches, the size and number of diodes in each branch, width of the transmission line loaded by diode branches, and design considerations for input transistor of the LNA are discussed in detail. To improve power handling of the limiter with a minimum impact on overall noise figure (NF), a novel limiter structure is proposed where transistors are utilized in a limiter topology. A design procedure is also introduced for the transistor-based limiter-LNA. Developed methodologies are employed to design... 

    Design considerations of multi-turn wound-rotor resolvers

    , Article 10th International Power Electronics, Drive Systems and Technologies Conference, PEDSTC 2019, 12 February 2019 through 14 February 2019 ; 2019 , Pages 166-171 ; 9781538692547 (ISBN) Hajmohammadi, S ; Alipour Sarabi, R ; Nasiri Gheidari, Z ; Tootoonchian, F ; Sharif University of Technology
    Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc  2019
    Abstract
    Multi-turn resolvers are consisted of two individual resolvers in one housing. Due to use of both single speed and multi-speed resolvers in one frame, multi-turn resolvers are supposed to provide the benefits of higher accuracy and absolute position measurement, simultaneously. In this paper, after presenting different configurations of wound-rotor (WR), multi-turn resolvers, their design considerations are discussed. Winding function (WF) method is used for finding appropriate slot-pole combinations, and winding configurations. Then time stepping finite element analysis is applied to evaluate the performance of the designed resolvers. Finally, experimental measurements validate the... 

    Dynamic behavior analysis of doubly-fed induction generator wind turbines - The influence of rotor and speed controller parameters

    , Article International Journal of Electrical Power and Energy Systems ; Volume 32, Issue 5 , June , 2010 , Pages 464-477 ; 01420615 (ISSN) Rahimi, M ; Parniani, M ; Sharif University of Technology
    2010
    Abstract
    This paper analytically investigates the effects of system and controller parameters and operating conditions on the dynamic and transient behavior of wind turbines (WTs) with doubly-fed induction generators (DFIGs) under voltage dips and wind speed fluctuations. Also, it deals with the design considerations regarding rotor and speed controllers. The poorly damped electrical and mechanical modes of the system are identified, and the effects of system parameters, and speed/rotor controllers on these modes are investigated by modal and sensitivity analyses. The results of theoretical studies are verified by time domain simulations. It is found that the dynamic behavior of the DFIG-based WT...