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    Analysis of Water Governance’s Effects in Urmia Lake’s Basin on Water Resources According to Adaptive Management Framework

    , M.Sc. Thesis Sharif University of Technology Saravani, Soroush (Author) ; Tajrishy, Masoud (Supervisor)
    Lake Urmia is the largest inner lake in Iran that has been dessicated continuously over the past two decades, and most of it has dried up. Urmia Lake basin is one of the country's agricultural and industrial pillars and has more than 5 million inhabitants. The conflict between people’s interests and the environmental ones besides increased demand for water harvesting has led to a reduction in water inflow to the lake. As the water resources management issues became more complex in last two decades with the entrance of political and socio-economical, the concept of water resources management has been promoted in the broader sense of water governance. The solution to the problem of Lake Urmia... 

    Evolutionary learning methodology: A case study of R&D strategy development

    , Article Technological Forecasting and Social Change ; Volume 80, Issue 5 , 2013 , Pages 956-976 ; 00401625 (ISSN) Hooshangi, S ; Arasti, M. R ; Hounshell, D. A ; Sahebzamani, S ; Sharif University of Technology
    This article concerns the notion of methodology in strategic management of R&D/technology. Though development of new tools and methods has received much attention during the recent decades, attention to understanding methodologies has remained disproportionally low. In this study we distinguish two methodologies that are used in strategic management of R&D/technology: planning methodology and evolutionary learning methodology. We mainly focus on defining and describing the origins, nature, and characteristics of the latter. We propose a framework for methodology selection by investigating context, content, and process factors. Using this framework, we provide supportive evidence for... 

    Construction equipment collision-free path planning using robotic approach

    , Article ISARC 2018 - 35th International Symposium on Automation and Robotics in Construction and International AEC/FM Hackathon: The Future of Building Things, 20 July 2018 through 25 July 2018 ; 2018 Kayhani, N ; Taghaddos, H ; Behzadipour, S ; Arcadis; Autodesk; et al.; Topcon; VHV Versicherungen; ZPP German Engineering ; Sharif University of Technology
    International Association for Automation and Robotics in Construction I.A.A.R.C)  2018
    Path planning is crucial in constructability analysis and heavy construction equipment scheduling, particularly in industrial plants. The main purpose of construction equipment path planning is devising the shortest path between its initial and aimed location. This suggested path is supposed to be safe, and collision-free. The current planning practice, even in industrial projects whose sites are extremely congested, is manual based on the expert judgment. Thus, this sophisticated manual process is not only prone to errors, but also time-consuming. This research presents an automated path planning approach based on an obstacle avoidance technique in robotics to support the decision-making...