Research Paper Engineering Computations
An Optimized Heat Sink for Thermophotovoltaic Panels

Giampietro Fabbri; Matteo Greppi

Volume 5, Issue 1 , June 2018, Pages 1-9

  In the present work, an innovative hybrid solar panel is proposed, which can be used to pave floors or to cover roofs. A particular heat sink is employed, which gives robustness to the panel and provides a better heat transfer effectiveness with respect to tube heat exchangers. The geometry of the heat ...  Read More

Research Paper Case studies in industry and services
Reduction of Rework in Bearing End Plate Using Six Sigma Methodology: A Case Study

Boby John; Abdulrahiman Areshankar

Volume 5, Issue 1 , June 2018, Pages 10-26

  Six Sigma is a structured and systematic approach to performance and quality improvement. Six Sigma is a rigorous methodology consists of five major phases, namely definition, measure, analysis, improvement, and control for problem solving. A lot of case studies have been published and many large organizations ...  Read More

Research Paper Risk management
Residual Lifetime Prediction for Multi-State System Using Control Charts to Monitor Affecting Noise Factor on Deterioration Process

Neda Gol-Ahmadi; Sadigh Raissi

Volume 5, Issue 1 , June 2018, Pages 27-38

  In this research, multi-state complex systems are analyzed in order to measure reliability and predict residual of systems’ lifetime under the effect of an out of control noise factor. Hence, the analytic method helps us to estimate multi-state system reliability, and then means residual lifetime ...  Read More

Research Paper Scheduling
Resource Constrained Project Scheduling with Stochastic Resources

Furkan Uysal; Selçuk Kürşat Işleyen; Cihan Cetinkaya

Volume 5, Issue 1 , June 2018, Pages 39-49

  Despite the dynamic nature of real life scheduling problems, few studies focus on stochastic resource constrained project scheduling problem and its variants. In this study, we consider stochastic resource possibilities and propose a new chance constraint, piecewise-linear and mixed integer programming ...  Read More

Research Paper Fuzzy optimization
A Solution Approach for Solving Fully Fuzzy Quadratic Programming Problems

Nemat Allah Taghi-Nezhad; Fatemeh Taleshian

Volume 5, Issue 1 , June 2018, Pages 50-61

  Quadratic Programming has been widely applied to solve real-world problems. This paper describes a solution method for solving a special class of fuzzy quadratic programming problems with fuzziness in relations. Then the method is generalized to a more general fuzzy quadratic programming problem, where ...  Read More

Research Paper Decision analysis and methods
Prioritization of the Advertising Activities of Tehran Stock Exchange Investment Companies based on Investors' Financial Literacy using Step-by-Step ANP Approach

Ali Montazeri; Javid Jouzdani

Volume 5, Issue 1 , June 2018, Pages 62-80

  Understanding financial literacy and knowing the financial skills that an investor can invest in Tehran Stock Exchange are very important in order to reduce investor's concerns and worries. Hence, investment companies that invest on behalf of their stockholders can reduce these concerns and worries. ...  Read More

Research Paper Decision analysis and methods
Prioritization of Different Solvency Monitoring Systems of Iran Insurance Company Using Combined Approach of Analytic Network Process and DEMATEL

Hamzeh Amin-Tahmasbi; Seyedeh Samaneh Shariatmadari

Volume 5, Issue 1 , June 2018, Pages 81-96

  The Bankruptcy of insurance companies compared to companies in other industries can have a more devastating impact on the customers of this industry and on society as a whole; because the insurance company's bankruptcy is equal to the risk of the economic presence of the insurer and third parties. Severe ...  Read More