Reza Ziarati

Reza Ziarati
Centre for Factories of the Future · Chair

BSc (Eng), PhD, FIMarEST, FIMechE, FIET, CEng

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Introduction
Head of School of Engineering, WGIHE - Development of novel laser sensors, Establishment of Factories of the Future Programme and IMS Head of Engineering and NA, SIHE - Lloyd's Register in Diesel Engine Modelling and Management Dean and Professor, UCE - Professorships from DELCAM and CIMTEL Invitation to the Queen’s Garden Party Awarded the Juner McKenzie and National Diploma for Hybrid Engines 1995 and 1996 Establishment two universities in Turkey - Dogus and Piri Reis
Additional affiliations
September 2012 - present
Piri Reis University
Position
  • Vice Rector
September 2012 - present
Piri Reis University
Position
  • Vice Rector
Description
  • Head of School of Engineering, WGIHE Head of Engineering and NA, SIHE Dean and Professor, UCE - Professorships: DELCAM & CIMTEL Invitation to the Queen’s Garden Party Awarded the Junner McKenzie and National Diploma Establishment two universities in TR

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Major marine engine companies such as Wartsila have developed both their new 4-stroke and 2-storke using gas and hence strongly believe that Internal Combustion Engines (ICE) have place in marine power propulsion and auxiliary units. A recent announcement that Mazda sees a bright future for ICE is also indicative of automotive industry has not lost...
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The term “navigation” implies actions undertaken to enable a vessel to sail safely from the port of departure to the port of arrival in a defined period of time. The navigation of the vessel is exposed to many dangers and accidents which can occur and may have far reaching consequences on people, society, property and the marine environment. By ana...
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This paper will report on a project that aimed to regulate the navigational equipment and engine performance parameters for minimum fuel consumption and exhaust emissions by taking advantage of the wind and sea conditions ensuring also compliance with EEDI (Energy Efficiency Design Index) without the risk of intentional reduction of speed. The prim...
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C4FF seek to offer maximum opportunities to its students. If our programmes at C4FF are accredited by professional chartered institutions our students will enjoy a greater degree of international recognition and will be in a more opportune position to seek employment abroad.
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It has been over 40 years since the 1972 International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea known as COLREGs were introduced, and regular amendments have been taking place ever since. Collision avoidance is believed, in a sense, to prevent groundings, the striking of fixed obstacles, as well as preventing ships colliding with other ships. O...
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Since the earliest times, the sea has always been synonymous with insecurity for those who venture on to it. The maritime trade was mainly the preserve of adventurers. Seaborne transport developed in such a laissez-faire way that many accidents of which bold navigators were victims were soon accepted as part of the natural course of things. The inf...
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This is a short paper discussing the latest international efforts in making shipping more competitive. The challenges facing the industry are formidable and for some company particularly the smaller ones the future is bleaker than it has been in the last few years. The shipping companies are now expected to be leaner, more fuel efficient and have s...
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The workshop focuses on a core aspect of the SeaTALK project: training modules to support competence-based teaching and learning within Maritime English curricula. Current trend in tertiary education, at academic, professional and vocational levels, encourage, even demand strict correlation of performance criteria with professional competences or s...
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This paper reports on the development of The European Boat Design Innovation Group (EBDIG Wind Farm Support Vessels(WFSV) curriculum and to establish the ground work to ensure its compliance with the requirements of the European Credit system for Vocational Education and Training framework (ECVET). It is also expected that the curriculum would also...
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This paper reports on the role of women in the shipping industry with specical references to the challenges facing the shipping industry as well as the need for innovation and empowering people in shipping companies to become more competitive. There are many women who are supporting the family businesses in sustaining the companies’ competitivenes...
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MarTEL Deck and Engineer Officer ‘Knowledge’ comprises of two knowledge-bases, namely, Navigation Knowledge (Nav-Know) and Marine Engineering Knowledge (Mar-Know). These are complemented by knowledge incorporated by the IMO auxiliary safety courses such as fire fighting as well as courses such as BRM, ERM and so forth. For MarTEL Knowledge for Seni...
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Every seafarer would like to have the freedom to work on board as many foreign flag vessels as possible using her/his qualifications acquired in her/his own country. The certificates issued by a national administration are expected to satisfy the minimum requirements set by International Maritime Organisation (IMO), which should ideally satisfy the...
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It is continually reported that 80% of accidents at sea are due to human factors, and yet no progress has been made towards reducing this percentage despite many changes and amendments to the IMO STCW Code. The question remains, why? This paper reports on the role of the national, European and international bodies, such as the national administrati...
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The paper reports on the outcome of research that investigates the key design and operating factors affecting the safety of ship operations, and develops methodologies to optimise navigation and engine control systems for safe operations and efficient performance, in view of the introduction of the new International Maritime Organisation (IMO) stan...
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The SeaTALK project concerns the development a standard International online English language course for seafarers. The course will be in line with IMO requirements and the European Qualification Framework. The project is expected to support the Maritime English standards developed as part of the EU funded MarTEL and MarTEL Plus projects. The cours...
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This paper describes an innovation platform and focuses on a novel approach aiming to develop a robust and flexible Central Knowledge Repository (CKR) for collecting and managing innovation knowledge, from all the members of extended enterprise for new and existing product and process developments, within the platform. The proposed repository with...
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Business process improvement, as an unavoidable component of the companies’ strategy, particularly for SMEs, is deeply interwoven with innovation in general and both are conditio sine qua non for surviving and thriving in the global economy. This paper describes an approach and ICT system for supporting business process improvement following a stru...
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Time, cost and regulatory requirements are the major issues and challenges for achieving an effective MET practice. MET institutions are trying to overcome these problem areas independently.
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A review of a recent research has shown that 25% of the world fleet are responsible for more than 50% of shipping accidents, while the top 25% of the safest ships caused just 7% of all accidents. Another study has reported that improving the quality of the world fleet to the same level as those of the safest 25% could lead to a 72% reduction in acc...
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This study presented in the paper is a summary of the existing issues and problems faced by Maritime Education and Training (MET) institutions worldwide. The study was carried out to initiate discussions with a view to find better solutions to problems encountered of offering highly regulated and complex set of programmes.
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This paper reports on the development of the EU funded Leonardo project called MarTEL. MarTEL concerns the development of a novel set of Maritime English Language Standards. MarTEL is designed to test mariner’s Maritime English through a series of online tests designed to cater for all types and ranks of seafarers. A number of major piloting exerci...
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This paper reports on the development of the EU funded Leonardo project called MarTEL. MarTEL concerns the development of a novel set of Maritime English Language Standards. MarTEL is designed to test mariner’s Maritime English through a series of online tests designed to cater for all types and ranks of seafarers. A number of major piloting exerci...
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A significant revolution happened in the vocation education system in the early 1980's, higher vocational schools / community colleges / polytechnic schools in many countries either became universities or became part of the universities and some colleges became faculties. Not only the organizations but also program structures drastically changed af...
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This article concerns two proposals regarding the establishment of a Turkish Maritime Centre of Excellence (TMCE) and a Centre of Excellence for Maritime Simulator Instructor Training (CEMSIT)
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Established as a project of the Lifelong Learning programs of the EU, TRECVET aims at contributing to finding solutions for mobility and recognition of qualifications within maritime vocational education and training.
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The main aim of the EU Vocational Education and Training (VET) is primarily to provide qualified people to support the economy. In order to achieve this aim the cooperation between business sector and VET institutions is necessary. The operating methods and requirements of industry and VET providers are generally different as much as their modus o...
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The IMO developed the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping (STCW) that includes the minimum requirements for the maritime education and training (MET) of seafarers in 1978. There have been several major and minor amendments; most recent revisions were announced in June 2010. There are three areas of con...
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This paper reports on the development of a network called IMPACT which has been formed to promote the results of five highly successful completed EU funded maritime vocational education and training (MVET) projects. These projects have been directly addressing particular problems and deficiencies in MVET. Their selection has also been based on the...
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UniMET is a complete set of pregames for education and training of ship officers. The IMO developed the International Convention on Standards of Certification and Watchkeeping (STCW) that includes the minimum requirements for the education and training of seafarers since 1978. There have been several major and minor amendments, the most recent revi...
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An EU project aims to being together maritime training standards to make life easier for trainers, employers and seafarers.
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The subject of human resources is among the six main area's of action the EU communique on the strategic goals and recommendations for the EU's maritime transport policy 2009-2018. Moreover the European Community Shipowners Association 2009 annual report addresses the need to attract young persons from European Union countries to the maritime profe...
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The IMPACT Project intends to promote he results of a number of completed maritime vocational education and training (MVET) projects which address particular problems and deficiencies in MVET throughout Europe and represent innovative uses of Information and Communication Technologies in Lifelong Learning.
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A major project is under way to look at improving the 'employability' of seafarers by harmonising maritime education and training within the EU.
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This article reports on the progress made with EU funded projects at TUDEV giving reference to some TUDEV papers presented and activities carried out in recent events in the world.
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Papers for presentation at International Maritime Lecturers Association - Short course program in Automated systems in Shipping.
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Communicative language training set in the context of real-life situations at sea has hardly been part of any curriculum for training merchant navy officers. It is found that English language skills of the ships‟ crew is at a very low level, resulting in ineffective communication and it has also been identified that ineffective communication is the...
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This paper reports on the recent development and changes to Maritime Education and Training (MET) identifying the deficiencies and best practices across Europe in order to create common STCW compliant MET programmes as well as provide seafarers with an online guidance tool to enable them to have professional careers support. This paper reports on...
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This paper reports on the outcome of the recent research carried out on accidents and incidents to develop a range of scenarios in full-mission simulators as well as on the development of e-learning/assessment platform for ship crew skill development primarily to prevent emergency situations and to manage emergencies when they occur. In the IMO MSC...
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Safety is a key issue at sea and in ports. The number of accidents due to automation failures has been on the rise. Increasing automation onboard ships has created a major challenge for operators, owners and ship crews. In this paper, the competency requirements and the training of Deck and Engine Officers are discussed. It is important to underst...
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The MarTEL projects (MarTEL and MarTEL Plus) aim at creating a series of innovative Maritime English language tests and learning materials. The MarTEL Project created the first international Maritime English standards for Cadets, Deck and Engineering Officers, and Senior Deck and Engineering Officers and also for Port Officials in the Merchant Navy...
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This paper gives a background of MarEdu (Maritime Education) a partnership between Turkish Maritime Education Foundation (TUDEV) and Centre for Factory of the Future (C4FF) and its contributions to the development of MET (Maritime Education and Training) programmes and practices and its role in facilitating other MET and international maritime orga...
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Design and manufacturing innovations are the keys to maintaining the competitiveness of the European boat industry in world markets. There are many similarities between the small boat and motor car design and manufacturing practices. While the automotive industry invests billions in R&D, the marine industry has been unable to match anything near th...
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Shipping has for a long time been recognized as one of the strong catalysts of socioeconomic development.
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Following many studies in coordination and cooperation with European Countries, the Chamber of Shipping initiated a detailed study to ascertain the need for establishing a maritime center of excellence in Turkey in 2003.
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There has not been a systematic attempt to develop a set of accident and/or incident scenarios for the training of young cadets, or seafarers working at sea, which focuses on emergency situations and/or automation failures on-board vessels. These scenario's are considered necessary if the education and training of seafarers is to improve and become...
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A careful study of the accident reports reveals that 85% of all accidents are either directly initiated by human error or are associated with human error by means of inappropriate human response.
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Safety of lives at sea and the reduction of casualties in that environment are extremely important matters, This article gives an overview of the development of two EU funded GMDSS internet platforms, and highlights a new e-learning initiative (www.egmdss.com) which seeks to educate seafarers about the different systems and types of equipment in us...
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The MarTEL Plus project compliments and extends the recently concluded Leonardo MarTEL Project. The MarTEL Projects created the first International Maritime English standards for Officers and Port Officials in the Merchant Navy in a response to the need for a set of international standards to be created in the 2006 IMO STCW Meeting.
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TUDEV supported the establishment of Maritime Education (MarEdu) Partnership (www.maredu.co.uk) in 2005 to tackle the maritime skill deficiencies based on the IMO reports and recent research in skill deficiencies in Europe. IMO has passed the responsibility for delivery and assessment of Merchant Navy education and training to member countries and...
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Several studies clearly indicate that most accidents at sea are related to human errors many of which are due to communication difficulties and are most frequently based on lack of appropriate knowledge of the English language. This language barrier is most common amongst multinational crews and port authorities, particularly in restricted waters....
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The European marine industry has a 26% share of the world market but growing competition from Asia and North America is threatening Europe's future market share, as they adapt their products more closely to consumer demands. A recent review of research has indicated that European boat manufacturers must be able to respond to their customers and off...
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Today development of Maritime Education and Training system is a dynamic process under the pressure of rapidly improving maritime technology. An ideal development cannot be achieved by considering the existing practice and internal processes and procedures only and needs to have a wider perspective by reviewing best practices and establish the nece...
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The International standards for maritime education and training (MET) currently in place were introduced in 1995 [IMO STCW-95]. Since 1995, there has been rapid revolution in design of ships and the equipment used in the navigation and propulsion systems on board these ships and yet there has been no serious attempt to revise the STCW and/or the In...
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The European marine industry has a 26% share of the world market but growing competition from Asia and North America is threatening Europe’s future market share, as they adapt their products more closely to consumer demands. A recent review of research has indicated that European boat manufacturers must be able to respond to their customers and off...
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This paper reports on the outcomes of recent research carried out on accidents and incidents instigated to create a range of scenarios for training applications in full-mission simulators relating to emergency situations. In the IMO MSC 82 [2006] meeting a great deal of emphasis was placed on the role human elements play in the cause of accidents a...
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The extensive amendments to the STCW Convention agreed in 1995 only came into effect in 2002 with some additional changes in January 2003. The provisions concerning the need for governments to submit quality standard reports to the IMO, concerning their national training and certification systems, were only required to be met as recently as 2004. T...
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This paper concerns the development of a diesel engine mathematical model and a suite of computer simulation programs which would allow the effects of various design and operational changes to be reliably and accurately predicted with the ultimate aim of producing cleaner engines and/or more efficient power units. The model has been tested against...
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In this paper a neural network was designed and tested for estimating the cost of the activities and the hours of the activities in the shipping industry, by considering the ship parameters such as length of the ships, width, tonnage, etc. Multi-layered feed forward neural network trained by back-propagation algorithm was used in that work. Its res...
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The work reported here shows how communication failures can be addressed through removal of existing deficiencies in the training of the seafarers in Maritime English. EU funded Leonardo MarTEL project is addressing this deficiency through development of standards for Maritime English. The strength of the MarTEL Project is that it takes into consid...
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This paper reports on the progress of the EU funded Leonardo project MarTEL which concerns the development of a set of standards for Maritime English for application in Merchant Navy education and training programmes for cadet officers and officers of various types and ranks. The standards are based on transfer of innovation from existing English l...
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Research has shown that the weakest link in Maritime Education and Training (MET) is the identification of the communication problems due to lack of standards for Maritime English. Communication failures have caused many accidents and incidents in the past. There have been many attempts to reduce communication failures and improve both the content...
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Education and training are vital to the development and success of today's knowledge society and economy. The EU's strategy emphasizes countries working together and learning from each other while the EU education and training policy underlines that knowledge, and the innovation it sparks, are the EU's most valuable assets, particularly as global c...
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There are no international or European standards for Maritime English other than the existing English language standards and maritime English model courses such as International Maritime Organisation‟s (IMO) SMCP (Standard Maritime Communication Phrases, 2001). Review of the arguments from the recent IMO meetings (IMO MSC, 2006) considering MSC 82/...
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This paper builds on the outcome of a recent paper titled, 'Sustaining Competitive Advantage through Co-operative Decision Making' by the same author which argued that only 2% of family businesses last more than three generations. The reasons were reported to be due to deep psychological factors preventing elaborate strategic and succession plans t...
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This paper is concerned with the development of an Activity Based Costing (ABC) system for application in SMEs in the shipping building industry. It represents a review of Artificial Intelligence (AI) techniques and practices and their application in ABC particularly in determining costs more accurately. The ultimate aim of this work is to design a...
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Maritime Education and Training throughout the world in the XXIst century is carried out mandatorily satisfying the minimum requirements of STCW 95 at universities, academies, faculties, colleges, departments, institutes, and other various schools following a number of established MET models ( Ref. 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10). All above MET institutions...
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The education and training of engineering and deck officers are in throes of rapid evolutionary change particularly considering the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) recent publications and the work of major players involved with developing, awarding, accrediting and assessing merchant navy education and training (MET) programmes. The emerg...
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This paper is concerned with the development of an Activity Based Costing (ABC) system for use by SMEs in the shipping industry in Turkey. It reports on the application on an Artificial Neural Network in ABC/ABM with the intention of determining costs more accurately. Currently many companies are using costing software and some project management o...
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Existing research reveals that only 2% of family businesses last more than three generations. This is reported to be due to deep psychological factors preventing elaborate strategic and succession plans to be realised often due to poor delegation, poor leadership, lack of coordination and lack of expertise. It is also noted that many family busines...
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SYNOPSIS The modern ships particularly container and fuel carrying vessels are becoming increasingly automated. The automation has brought with it two problems, one concerning the inadequacy of existing seafarers" education and training viz., that if any aspects of automation fails the crew often are not trained to use alternative systems and hence...
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This paper is an attempt to propose a quality criteria checklist for private academic institutions of higher education in Turkey. The checklist is expected to form the basis for a management strategy that harnesses the human and material resources of these organizations in the most effective way to achieve academic objectives.
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The paper introduces a generic quality model for application in higher education environment and investigates the role that the International Standards Organisation (ISO) 9000 requirements could play in such a model. The ISO terms have been translated into education terms and priority action plans have been developed to aid implementation. The gene...
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The paper introduces a generic quality model for application in higher education environment and investigates the role that the International Standards Organisation (ISO) 9000 requirements could play in such a model. The ISO terms have been translated into education terms and priority action plans have been developed to aid implementation. The gene...
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In this paper, a Back Propagation-Artificial Neural Network (BP-ANN) has been adapted for predicting the required car parts quantities in a real and major auto parts supplier chain. The conventional approach to determine the parts requirements is the Economic Order Quantity (EOQ) method. The ability of neural models to learn, particularly their cap...
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This paper is an attempt to propose a quality criteria check-list for private academic institutions of higher education in Turkey. The check-list is expected to form the basis for a management strategy that harnesses the human and material resources of these organisations in the most effective way to achieve academic objectives.
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This paper outlines the outcome of the pilot programme initiated by YÖK (Yüksek Ö¤retim Kurulu — The Council of Higher Education) adapting the British quality assurance system of higher education to Turkey. The details of the British system of quality assurance are presented. Special references are made to models used in Europe and in the United St...
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This paper outlines the outcome of the pilot programme initiated by YÖK (Yüksek Öğretim Kurulu - The Council of Higher Education) adapting the British quality assurance system of higher education to Turkey. The details of the British system of quality assurance are presented. Special references are made to models used in Europe and in the United St...
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Describes the “educational partnership” between the University of Central England and the Rover Group. Outlines the background and explains the nature of the developing links between the two. Identifies the precise benefits accruing to both sides as a result of the partnership. Finally, provides a detailed synopsis of a project sponsored by Rover i...
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This paper describes the development and validation of two computer models developed for the matching of fuel injection equipment to diesel engines. Both models included mathematical representation of fuel atomisation and ignition delay together with a simple simulation model of engine cycle. The effect of fuel quality was taken into account on a q...
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Many progressive companies have adopted Computer Integrated Manufacturing (CIM) strategy by interfacing drawing and design (CAD), manufacturing (CAM), production planning and Control (PPC, MRPII), inspection and customer services as well as business and management processes. This paper concentrates on aspects of integrating CAD with CAM and offers...
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Many progressive companies have adopted Computer Integrated Manufacturing (CIM) strategy by interfacing drawing and design (CAD), manufacturing (CAM), production planning and Control (PPC, MRPII), inspection and customer services as well as business and management processes. This paper concentrates on aspects of integrating CAD with CAM and offers...
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The Factory of the Future programme of work embraces a number of collaborative research projects primarily concerned with factory automation. The current research encompasses the development of a laser device for machine tool calibration and a wireless network for application in manufacturing factories. A further work concerns research into design...