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A. Aghajani , V. Roomi ,
Volume 18, Issue 1 (International Journal of Engineering 2007)

Abstract: This paper investigates the problem of whether all trajectories of the system and cross the vertical isocline, which is very important for the existence of periodic solutions and oscillation theory. Sufficient conditions are given for all trajectories to cross the vertical isocline.


Arash Motaghedi-Larijani, Kamyar Sabri-Laghaie , Mahdi Heydari,
Volume 21, Issue 4 (IJIEPR 2010)

  In this paper flexible job-shop scheduling problem (FJSP) is studied in the case of optimizing different contradictory objectives consisting of: (1) minimizing makespan, (2) minimizing total workload, and (3) minimizing workload of the most loaded machine. As the problem belongs to the class of NP-Hard problems, a new hybrid genetic algorithm is proposed to obtain a large set of Pareto-optimal solutions in a reasonable run time. The algorithm utilizes from a local search heuristic for improving the chance of obtaining more number of global Pareto-optimal solutions. The solution method uses from a perturbed global criterion function for guiding the search direction of the hybrid algorithm. Computational experiences show that the hybrid algorithm has superior performance in contrast to previous studies .

Kamyar Sabri Laghaie, Mohammad Saidi Mehrabad, Arash Motaghedi Larijani,
Volume 22, Issue 4 (IJIEPR 2011)

 In this paper a single server queuing production system is considered which is subject to gradual deterioration. The system is discussed under two different deteriorating conditions. A planning horizon is considered and server which is a D/M/1 queuing system is gradually deteriorates through time periods. A maintenance policy is taken into account whereby the server is restored to its initial condition before some distinct periods. This system is modeled to obtain optimal values of arrival rates and also optimal maintenance policy which minimizes production, holding and maintenance costs and tries to satisfy demands through time periods. The model is also considered to control customers’ sojourn times. For each deteriorating condition a model is developed. Models are solved by GA based algorithms and results for a sample are represented .

Seyed Mojtaba Jafari Henjani, Valeriy Severin,
Volume 25, Issue 3 (IJIEPR 2014)

The paper is devoted to solution of some problems in nuclear power station generating unit intellectual control systems using genetic algorithms on the basis of control system model development, optimizations methods of their direct quality indices and improved integral quadratic estimates. Some mathematical vector models were obtained for control system multicriterion quality indices with due consideration of stability and quality indices criteria, this increasing the reliability of optimal control system synthesis. Optimal control systems with fuzzy controllers were synthesized for nuclear reactor, steam generator and steam turbine, thus allowing comparison between fuzzy controllers and traditional PID controllers. Mathematical models built for nuclear power station generating unit control systems, including nuclear reactor, steam generator, steam turbine and their control systems interacting under normal operational modes, which permitted to perform parametrical synthesis of system and to study various power unit control laws. On the basis of power unit control system models controllers were synthesized for normal operational modes.
Vankamamidi S Naresh, O Sri Nagesh, S Sivaranjanireddi,
Volume 31, Issue 2 (IJIEPR 2020)

Cognitive based (Chatbot) blood bank provides the communication platform among the stakeholders of blood bank. In the past the blood recipient will have to contact the blood bank and the blood donors individually, which is a time consuming process.  To address this issue in this paper we propose a Secure Dynamic Interactive Blood Bank based on Cognitive Computing which can fulfill the blood request of the needy with less hardship. Hence the proposed work aims to overcome this problem by requesting the recipient to simply send a message to a chatbot.  The motivated individuals who are willing to donate blood can register their name by interacting with the chatbot. If the requested blood group is available at the blood bank / registered donor then the recipient will get contact details of the blood bank / registered donors available at that instant. Donor data will be maintained in Cloud database. The proposed system is a cognitive chatbot, which acts as a communication platform among the stakeholders such as blood bank, blood donor and the needy. This system is built using cognitive technology of Google; it makes conversations using chatbots very similar to human conversations, thereby making the proposed system more efficient compared to the existing ones.
Mostafa Soltani, R. Azizmohammadi, Seyed Mohammad Hassan Hosseini, Mahdi Mohammadi Zanjani,
Volume 32, Issue 2 (IJIEPR 2021)

The blood supply chain network is an especial case of the general supply chain network, which starts with the blood donating and ends with patients. Disasters such as earthquakes, floods, storms, and accidents usually event suddenly. Therefore, designing an efficient network for the blood supply chain network at emergencies is one of the most important challenging decisions for related managers. This paper aims to introduce a new blood supply chain network in disasters using the hub location approach. After introducing the last studies in blood supply chain and hub location separately, a new mixed-integer linear programming model based on hub location is presented for intercity transportation. Due to the complexity of this problem, two new methods are developed based on Particle Swarm Optimization and Differential Evolution algorithms to solve practical-sized problems. Real data related to a case study is used to test the developed mathematical model and to investigate the performance of the proposed algorithms. The result approves the accuracy of the new mathematical model and also the good performance of the proposed algorithms in solving the considered problem in real-sized dimensions. The proposed model is applicable considering new variables and operational constraints to more compatibility with reality. However, we considered the maximum possible demand for blood products in the proposed approach and so, lack of investigation of uncertainty conditions in key parameters is one of the most important limitations of this research.

Reza Ramezanian, Soleiman Jani,
Volume 32, Issue 3 (IJIEPR 2021)

In this paper, a fuzzy multi-objective optimization model in the logistics of relief chain for response phase planning is addressed. The objectives of the model are: minimizing the costs, minimizing unresponsive demand, and maximizing the level of distribution and fair relief. A multi-objective integer programming model is developed to formulate the problem in fuzzy conditions and transformed to the deterministic model using Jime'nez approach. To solve the exact multi-objective model, the ε-constraint method is used. The resolved results for this method have shown that this method is only able to find the solution for problems with very small sizes. Therefore, in order to solve the problems with medium and large sizes, multi-objective cuckoo search optimization algorithm (MOCSOA) is implemented and its results are compared with the NSGA-II. The results showed that MOCSOA in all cases has the higher ability to produce higher quality and higher-dispersion solutions than NSGA-II.
Mohammad Esfehani Zanjani, Amir Najafi, Ahmad Naghilou, Nabiollah Mohammadi,
Volume 32, Issue 3 (IJIEPR 2021)

Sustainability is now increasingly recognized as an effective strategy to deal with the current challenges of global supply chains. Supply chains of the lead and zinc industries are most important. Because these two industries not only are among the high-risk in different countries, including Iran, but also can affect economic, social, and environmental sustainability. On the other hand, identifying and assessing the critical risks of supply chains have been less addressed in recent studies. This study aimed to identify and assess critical risks of sustainable supply chains (SSCs) in the Iranian lead and zinc industry. This study was a mixed-method (qualitative and quantitative) descriptive survey. Based on the literature, 24 risk factors that affect supply chain sustainability were identified, out of which 20 critical risk factors were confirmed in two steps by reviewing experts’ comments and the data obtained from in-depth interviews and questionnaires. The validity of questionnaires is verified based on the opinions of a group of 5 experts in the first step and another group of 17 experts and professionals of the lead and zinc industry in the second. The Cronbach’s alpha coefficient of the questionnaires was calculated to be 0.837, indicating the reliability of the questionnaires. The risk factors were analyzed using the Risk Priority Number (RPN), fuzzy DEMATEL, and risk matrices. Based on the results, “lack of technological/knowledge sustainability”, “price and cost fluctuations”, “inflation and exchange rates” and “environmental pollution” were the most important risk factors in the supply chain of the Iranian lead and zinc industry.
Mohammad Reza Ghatreh Samani, Jafar Gheidar-Kheljani,
Volume 34, Issue 3 (IJIEPR 2023)

In this paper, a brief review of the recently developed blood supply chain (BSC) management studies is firstly presented. Then, a first-ever multi-objective robust BSC model is proposed, which is inspired by the need for an integrated approach towards improving the performance of BSC networks under uncertain conditions. The network efficiency by minimizing cost, adequacy by providing reliable and sufficient blood supply, and effectiveness by controlling blood freshness are aimed at the proposed model. A two-phase approach based on robust programming and an augmented epsilon-constraint method is devised to model the uncertainty in parameters and provides a single-objective counterpart of the original multi-objective robust model. We investigate a case to illustrate the real-world applicability of the problem. The research comes to an end by performing some sensitivity analyses on critical parameters, and the results imply the capability of the model and its solution technique.

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