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dc.contributor.advisorCarlo-Colón, Héctor J.
dc.contributor.authorSanta-González, Rosemarie
dc.description.abstractThe World’s Best 10K Race (WB10K) is a yearly international event that takes place in Puerto Rico with approximately 10,000 participants. This study seeks to reduce interference between participants during the race by improving the corrals design and assignment of participants to corrals. Interference is quantified as the number of times a participant passed another participant at predetermined checkpoints. A theoretical lower bound for the number of interferences is presented. Regression analyses are used to estimate the participants’ finish time. The finish time estimates are used to assign bib numbers, and consequently corrals, to participants. In addition, Monte Carlo simulations are combined with the regression-based assignments to find the corral design that minimizes the expected number of interferences. Six corral policies are proposed and evaluated. It was found that the most effective policy to reduce interferences is an implementation of waves (i.e., sequential corral release).en_US
dc.description.abstractEl World’s Best 10K Race (WB10K) es una carrera internacional en Puerto Rico con aproximadamente 10,000 participantes. Este estudio busca reducir la interferencia entre los participantes durante la carrera mejorando el diseño de corrales y la asignación de participantes a corrales. Interferencia se cuantifica como el número de veces que un participante pasó otro en los puntos de cotejo predeterminados. Una cota inferior (“lower bound”) teórica para el número de interferencias es presentada. Regresiones estadísticas son utilizadas para estimar el tiempo de llegada de los participantes. Las estimaciones de tiempo de carrera son utilizados para asignar los “bib numbers,” y consecuentemente corrales, a los participantes. Además, simulaciones Monte Carlo son combinadas con las regresiones para identificar las políticas de diseño de corrales que minimizan el número de interferencias. Seis políticas de corrales son propuestas y evaluadas. Se encontró que la política más efectiva para reducir interferencias es la implementación de olas (i.e., salida secuencial de corrales).en_US
dc.subjectWorld’s Best 10K Raceen
dc.subjectInterference between participantsen
dc.titleReducing participants' interference at the World's Best 10k Raceen_US
dc.rights.licenseAll rights reserveden_US
dc.rights.holder(c)2015 Rosemarie Santa Gonzálezen_US
dc.contributor.committeeBartolomei Suárez, Sonia M.
dc.contributor.committeeFerrer Alameda, Mercedes
dc.contributor.representativeAtiles Osoria, José M. Engineeringen_US
dc.contributor.collegeCollege of Engineeringen_US
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Industrial Engineeringen_US
dc.description.graduationSemesterSpring (2nd semester)en_US

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