Engineering Optimization
Wireless Charging for Indoor Drones: An Optimal Placement Strategy

Faeze Momeni Rad; Mahdi Razaghi; Farzad Fathi

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 06 January 2024

  Today, we can easily utilize drones to perform a wide range of tasks, whether by employing semi or fully autonomous flight modes or controlling them remotely. However, a significant drawback of current drone deployment methods is the limited operational time due to battery constraints. To address the ...  Read More

Engineering Optimization
Effect of fibre parameters on the physical and mechanical properties of epoxy-based reinforced Deleb palm fibre composite; using Taguchi grey relational optimization

Ayodeji Nathaniel Oyedeji; Ibrahim Iliyasu; James Bitrus Bello; Kazeem Adeniyi Salami; Musa Nicholas Dibal; Danjuma S Yawas

Volume 10, Issue 3 , July 2023, , Pages 350-363

  This study considered the consequence of the length and weight composition percentage of Deleb palm fruit fiber on the physio-mechanical characteristics of an epoxy-based composite through the Taguchi grey relational optimization technique. Considering fiber reinforcement of 30 wt% to 40 wt% and fiber ...  Read More

Heuristics and Metaheuristics Algorithms
Nature-inspired metaheuristic algorithms: literature review and presenting a novel classification

Mehdi Khadem; Abbas Toloie Eshlaghy; Kiamars Fathi

Volume 10, Issue 2 , June 2023, , Pages 286-339

  Over the past decade, solving complex optimization problems with metaheuristic algorithms has attracted many experts and researchers.There are exact methods and approximate methods to solve optimization problems. Nature has always been a model for humans to draw the best mechanisms and the best engineering ...  Read More

Supply chain management
Sustainable multi-objective optimization for the supply chain of petroleum products

Hamidreza Mahmoudi; Morteza Bazrafshan; Mohadeseh Ahmadipour

Volume 8, Special Issue , November 2021, , Pages 1-15

  In this paper, a framework for optimizing the oil condensate supply chain is modeled using mathematical planning to design and make strategic and tactical decisions. According to this framework, investment and operating costs for oil and gas transmission lines can be minimized to meet the pressure requirements ...  Read More

Engineering Optimization
Optimization of parameter settings to achieve improved tensile and impact strength of bamboo fibre composites

Okwuchi Smith Onyekwere; Mobolaji Humphrey Oladeinde; Kindness Alfred Uyanga

Volume 7, Issue 4 , December 2020, , Pages 344-364

  There is great interest in application of natural fibres, such as bamboo fibre, as reinforcement in composite production. Herein, to achieve high performance under optimum process conditions, experimental design and optimization techniques are used to investigate the best parameter settings for processing ...  Read More

Operations Research
A new queuing-based mathematical model for hotel capacity planning: a genetic algorithm solution

Saeed Khalili; Masood Mosadegh Khah

Volume 7, Issue 3 , September 2020, , Pages 203-220

  This study presents a new mathematical optimization model using queuing theory to determine the hotel capacity in an optimal manner. For this purpose, a Knapsack model based on the queuing theory is proposed. In this regard, after simulating a hotel's reception system with the help of queuing models ...  Read More