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dc.contributor.advisorMcDonald, Thomas N.
dc.contributor.advisorDiersing, Ronald W.
dc.contributor.advisorCalhoun, Jeff
dc.contributor.authorCalhoun, Thomas J.
dc.date.accessioned2019-12-09T18:13:45Z
dc.date.available2019-12-09T18:13:45Z
dc.date.issued2014
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12419/381
dc.descriptionThesis available in Rice Library University Archives and Special Collection.
dc.description.abstractAn aluminum smelter seeks to replace a manual operator console with an Human Machine Interface (HMI). The challenges presented here are determining how long the project will take, developing a schedule, and deciding what HMI hardware and software to use. The methods used to solve these problems are through the use of project scheduling techniques such as the critical path method (CPM) with uncertain activity times and through the use of engineering economic techniques such as present worth analysis and after tax analysis. The results showed that the project should expect to be completed in 47 days but should be scheduled for 53 to allow for flexibility in the variances and that alternative 2 should be selected as the HMI setup.
dc.titleOperator console replacement analysis
html.description.abstractAn aluminum smelter seeks to replace a manual operator console with an Human Machine Interface (HMI). The challenges presented here are determining how long the project will take, developing a schedule, and deciding what HMI hardware and software to use. The methods used to solve these problems are through the use of project scheduling techniques such as the critical path method (CPM) with uncertain activity times and through the use of engineering economic techniques such as present worth analysis and after tax analysis. The results showed that the project should expect to be completed in 47 days but should be scheduled for 53 to allow for flexibility in the variances and that alternative 2 should be selected as the HMI setup.
dc.contributor.degreeMaster of Science in Industrial Management
dc.typeThesis (M.S.I.M.)--University of Southern Indiana, 2014


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