Research Paper Data Envelopment Analysis, DEA
Fight against COVID-19: a global efficiency evaluation based on contagion control and medical treatment

Hadi Shirouyehzad; Javid Jouzdani; Mazdak Khodadadi Karimvand

Volume 7, Issue 2 , June 2020, Pages 109-120

  There have been several major global outbreaks during the past decades, with the latest being the worst. The COVID-19 pandemic has infected hundreds of thousands and killed thousands in the world affecting most countries in around the globe. Outbreak response management efficiency can have a major impact ...  Read More

Research Paper Systems and service modeling and simulation
Modelling and simulation of high pressure fogging air intake cooling unit of Omotosho phase II gas turbine power plant

Aniekan Essienubong Ikpe; Ijeoma Camelita Iluobe; Desmond Iria-evbo Imonitie

Volume 7, Issue 2 , June 2020, Pages 121-136

  The aim of this study was to analyze the performance of Omotosho Phase II gas turbine power plant for improved performance. To obtain the required output performance of the gas turbine power plant, operation data from years of 2013 to 2016 was collected from Omotosho Phase II gas turbine power plant ...  Read More

Research Paper Case studies in industry and services
Assessing the impact of operational flaws on the performance of microfinance institutions in Ghana: a case study of selected microfinance institutions

Annette Serwaa Agyeman; Adjei Gyamfi Gyimah; Solomon Adu-Asare

Volume 7, Issue 2 , June 2020, Pages 137-153

  Microfinance Institutions (MFIs) contribute significantly to the development of a country and many of these institutions are found in most developing countries including Ghana. However, many challenges have been alleged to stifle the efforts of microfinance companies in their attempt to make their all-important ...  Read More

Research Paper Computational Intelligence
Active power loss diminution by Greenland wolf optimization algorithm

Lenin Kanagasabai

Volume 7, Issue 2 , June 2020, Pages 154-162

  In this work, Greenland Wolf Optimization (GW) algorithm has been applied for real power loss reduction. Natural actions of the Greenland wolf have been mimicked to design the GW algorithm. Greenland wolf found in North West of green land and typical size of the pack is three. Arctic hares, musk oxen, ...  Read More

Research Paper Engineering Optimization
Selection of alternative filling material in the bed production with AHP and ELECTRE methods

Danisment Vural; Erkan Kose

Volume 7, Issue 2 , June 2020, Pages 163-176

  Bed production has an important market in the furniture sector. In spite of the fact that sponge is generally preferred as filler in the production process of beds, increasing prices in recent years and the preference of new materials with the development of alternative filling materials have increased. ...  Read More

Research Paper Computational Intelligence
Improving demand forecasting with LSTM by taking into account the seasonality of data

Hossein Abbasimehr; Mohammad Khodizadeh Nahari

Volume 7, Issue 2 , June 2020, Pages 177-189

  Demand forecasting is a vital task for firms to manage the optimum quantity of raw material and products. The demand forecasting task can be formulated as a time series forecasting problem by measuring historical demand data at equal intervals. Demand time series usually exhibit a seasonal pattern. The ...  Read More

Research Paper Energy Saving
Development of a Savonius vertical axis wind turbine operated water pump

Oghenekevwe Oghoghorie; Patrick Okechukwu Ebunilo; Ejiroghene Kelly Orhorhoro

Volume 7, Issue 2 , June 2020, Pages 190-202

  Wind energy is abundant, inexhaustible, affordable, environmentally preferable, and equally sustainable. More researches are emerging in the analysis of wind energy in Nigeria and each have proven that great potential exist for wind power generation in Nigeria but sufficient results is yet to be achieved ...  Read More