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Projects in 1995–1996

3Com Corporation: Dynamic Optimal Inventory Modeling of Finished Goods

Henry Krieger

The goal is to create a mathematical model that will establish finished goods inventory levels by product, based on a percentage of customer satisfaction, a percentage of desired backlog, order history trends, forward-looking product marking forecasts, manufacturing lead times and distribution channels. The model will be Windows based, capable of running at the desk-top, portable, and able to chart and graphically analyze the results.

ESRI, Inc.: From Here to There: Finding a Short Path Quickly with Limited Memory

Lisette de Pillis

ESRI, Inc. of Redlands, California, is a leading maker of Geographic Information System (GIS) software that manages and analyzes data based on geographic information. One capability of ESRI's products is the determination of the shortest path between two locations in a road network. Dijkstra's algorithm, currently being used to solve this problem, becomes computationally impractical when working with large networks. The Augmented Level Graph Algorithm can be used in these situations to greatly decrease the resources required for finding the solution, but at the cost of obtaining possibly sub-optimal solutions. The project includes the coding of this algorithm and integration of the code with Network Engine, ESRI's new programming library for developers of custom GIS applications.

Eaton Corporation: Strategic Forecast for the Powertrain Market

Michael Moody

The project focuses on the future of powertrain market, including passenger cars and heavy trucks, over a 10-15 year period. The clinic team will analyze two sets of data from 1980-1995, EPA data on air quality in regions throughout California and air quality regulation data provided by the California Trucking Association. The team will then determine the feasibility of statistically forecasting regulatory response to air quality and will also investigate potential frameworks for Eaton's regulatory model.

Golder Federal Services: A Transport Pathways Algorithm for the Repository Integration Program

Ellis Cumberbatch

This project concerns modeling the transport of contaminants through structures such as groundwater flow, ecological systems, and organisms. Current mathematical models of transport in these systems will be researched and compared. The purpose of the project is to attempt to develop a versatile solution algorithm which can provide effective solutions to contaminant-transport problems in a number of areas. Our approach to the project includes creating an adaptable model of transport and solving it in the general case.