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Applying the cross-entropy method in multi-objective optimisation of dynamic stochastic systems
(Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2012-12)
ENGLISH ABSTRACT: A difficult subclass of engineering optimisation problems is the class of optimisation problems which are dynamic and stochastic. These problems are often of a non-closed form and thus studied by means ...
Multi-objective optimisation in carbon monoxide gas management at Tronox KZN Sands
(Southern African Institute for Industrial Engineering, 2014-08)
Carbon monoxide (CO) is a by-product of the ilmenite smelting process from which titania slag and pig iron are produced. Prior to this project, the CO at Tronox KZN Sands in South Africa was burnt to get rid of it, producing ...
Developing a tool for project contingency estimation in a large portfolio of construction projects
(Southern African Institute for Industrial Engineering, 2014-11)
To enable the management of project-related risk on a portfolio level in an owner organisation, project contingency estimation should be performed consistently and objectively. This article discusses the development of a ...
A multi-objective coal inventory management model using Monte Carlo computer simulation
(Southern African Institute for Industrial Engineering, 2016)
The ability of a coal-fired power station to meet its generation targets is influenced by periods of coal shortage. In this article, we propose a multi-objective inventory model to assist with the management of coal ...
Single- and multi-objective ranking and selection procedures in simulation : a historical review
(Southern African Institute for Industrial Engineering, 2017-08-31)
ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Ranking and selection (R&S) procedures form an important research field in computer simulation and its applications. In simulation, one usually has to select the best from a number of scenarios or alternative ...
Real-time scheduling in a sensorised factory using cloud-based simulation with mobile device access
(Southern African Institute for Industrial Engineering, 2017)
ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Scheduling is a challenge that persists in the operational phase of the manufacturing life-cycle. The challenge can be attributed to the complex, dynamic, and stochastic nature of a manufacturing system. ...