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The Role Of Healing Gardens, Kalina K. Vander Poel 2015 architecture

The Role Of Healing Gardens, Kalina K. Vander Poel

Student Research Symposium

The objective of this research is to observe the use patterns of a healing garden located on the oncology floor of a pediatric hospital. Use patterns recorded through behavior mapping and tracking focus on collecting data related to the type of user, length of stay, and activity. Three user groups (patient, provider, and visitor) stay an average of eight (8) minutes at Randall Children’s Hospital ranging in activity from sit and relax to actively play. Some findings are concurrent with past research while other findings are not. This research serves as an initial set of data to inform the ...


Portland State University School Of Business Administration (Sba) Renovation + Personal Comfort Investigation, Abolfazl Mekanik, Corey Griffin, Louise Foster 2015 Portland State University

Portland State University School Of Business Administration (Sba) Renovation + Personal Comfort Investigation, Abolfazl Mekanik, Corey Griffin, Louise Foster

Student Research Symposium

This poster discusses the results of a field study about indoor thermal comfort, based on investigations in Portland State University`s School of Business (SBA) classrooms. The field study was conducted by physical parameter monitoring and questionnaires. Both field monitoring and occupant surveys were performed at the same time during the regular class period.The measurement campaign consisted of measuring the environmental parameters such as temperature (Ta), relative humidity (RH), CO2, and sound levels. The outdoor air temperature, humidity, and sound were registered every 2 hour period during class time. The intention for this project is to investigate thermal ...


Study On Vibration Isolation Design Of Dual Piezoelectric Cooling Jets, Innovative Research Publications IRP India, Guang-Min Luo, Shiang-Yi Wu 2015 Innovative Research Publications

Study On Vibration Isolation Design Of Dual Piezoelectric Cooling Jets, Innovative Research Publications Irp India, Guang-Min Luo, Shiang-Yi Wu

Innovative Research Publications IRP India

The traditional cooling fans can’t be applied in modern consumer electronic products because the modern electronic products always have slim shapes. In recent years, GE’s Dual Piezoelectric Cooling Jets (DCJ) constructed by piezoelectricity materials had been developed and employed in modern electronic products’ cooling. The main cooling principle of DCJ is utilizing variation of heat field which is conducted by vibration to accomplish heat exchange. However, the vibration generated by DCJ will be transmitted to adjacent devices and cause the extra vibration problems. Appropriate glue and isolated damper; like rubber and cohesive polymer; can reduce the transmission of ...


Placial Identity, Garrett Keyes Nelli 2015 University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Placial Identity, Garrett Keyes Nelli

University of Tennessee Honors Thesis Projects

No abstract provided.


Chhs May 2015 E-Newsletter,, Dr. John Bonaguro, Dean, VaShone S. Wells, College of Health and Human Services 2015 Western Kentucky University

Chhs May 2015 E-Newsletter,, Dr. John Bonaguro, Dean, Vashone S. Wells, College Of Health And Human Services

Ogden College of Science & Engineering Publications

No abstract provided.


Ogden College Of Science And Engineering Newsletter, Cheryl Stevens, Dean, Ogden College of Science and Engineering 2015 Western Kentucky University

Ogden College Of Science And Engineering Newsletter, Cheryl Stevens, Dean, Ogden College Of Science And Engineering

Ogden College of Science & Engineering Publications

No abstract provided.


Indygo Downtown Transit Center - Transforming Indianapolis, Ben Smith, Steve Robinson, Joe Fischer 2015 URS Corporation

Indygo Downtown Transit Center - Transforming Indianapolis, Ben Smith, Steve Robinson, Joe Fischer

Purdue Road School

The new IndyGo Downtown Transit Center will transform transit in downtown Indianapolis and offers lessons in transit planning, traffic planning, intermodal connectivity, public engagement, and pedestrian access. This presentation will give an overview of the facility and then focus on attributes of the facility and of the design process that might offer useful lessons to other transit projects, including those of a smaller scale


Ogden College Of Science And Engineering Newsletter, Cheryl Stevens, Dean, Ogden College of Science and Engineering 2015 Western Kentucky University

Ogden College Of Science And Engineering Newsletter, Cheryl Stevens, Dean, Ogden College Of Science And Engineering

Ogden College of Science & Engineering Publications

No abstract provided.


Green School, Designing For Comfort And Beyond…, Andrea S. Wheeler, Naghmeh Pak, Evan Jeanblanc 2015 Iowa State University

Green School, Designing For Comfort And Beyond…, Andrea S. Wheeler, Naghmeh Pak, Evan Jeanblanc

Andrea S. Wheeler

Comfort is defined through human senses; sight, hearing, smell, touch, and taste. Each sense can lead to a greater or lesser degree of comfort. However, children experience comfort differently than adults. They experience spaces differently and have different knowledge about the performance of a building than adult users; they can also have a perspective on design quality unlike that of the architect. School is a designed environment that a child lives in for over 6 hours a day; it is it is thus argued simply a matter of a child’s right to be consulted about his or her day-to-day ...


Field Performance Of A Conventional Combine Harvester In Harvesting Bg-300 Paddy Variety In Batticaloa, Srilanka, Innovative Research Publications IRP India, R. Bawatharani, D.N. Jayatissa, D.A.N. Dharmasena, M.H.M.A. Bandara 2015 Innovative Research Publications

Field Performance Of A Conventional Combine Harvester In Harvesting Bg-300 Paddy Variety In Batticaloa, Srilanka, Innovative Research Publications Irp India, R. Bawatharani, D.N. Jayatissa, D.A.N. Dharmasena, M.H.M.A. Bandara

Innovative Research Publications IRP India

This study was performed to determine the performance of a conventional combine harvester in two fields cultivated with BG-300 rice variety in SriLanka. The performance of the combine was affected by the operational condition as wells as the crop conditions in both fields


Determining Thresholds Of Annoyance To Tones In Noise, Jennifer Marie Francis 2014 University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Determining Thresholds Of Annoyance To Tones In Noise, Jennifer Marie Francis

Architectural Engineering -- Dissertations and Student Research

Building services equipment often produce noise with prominent tones that can lead to complaints from occupants in the built environment. Previous studies have investigated human perception to tones in noise but it is still unclear at what threshold of prominence these tones lead to human annoyance. The goal of this research is to apply two different methods towards defining thresholds of annoyance to two tonal frequencies: 125 Hz and 500 Hz. In Method I – Direct Assessment with Task, subjects are exposed to 10 minutes of broadband noise with a tonal frequency set at a certain level of prominence while completing ...


Designing Acoustics For Linguistically Diverse Classrooms: Effects Of Background Noise, Reverberation And Talker Foreign Accent On Speech Comprehension By Native And Non-Native English-Speaking Listeners, Z. Ellen Peng 2014 Durham School of Architectural Engineering and Construction, University of Nebraska

Designing Acoustics For Linguistically Diverse Classrooms: Effects Of Background Noise, Reverberation And Talker Foreign Accent On Speech Comprehension By Native And Non-Native English-Speaking Listeners, Z. Ellen Peng

Architectural Engineering -- Dissertations and Student Research

The current classroom acoustics standard (ANSI S12.60-2010) recommends core learning spaces not to exceed background noise level (BNL) of 35 dBA and reverberation time (RT) of 0.6 second, based on speech intelligibility performance mainly by the native English-speaking population. Existing literature has not correlated these recommended values well with student learning outcomes. With a growing population of non-native English speakers in American classrooms, the special needs for perceiving degraded speech among non-native listeners, either due to realistic room acoustics or talker foreign accent, have not been addressed in the current standard. This research seeks to investigate the effects ...


Thickening: A 21st Century Approach For Resilience In Infrastructure, Marco Antonio Ravini 2014 Syracuse University

Thickening: A 21st Century Approach For Resilience In Infrastructure, Marco Antonio Ravini

Architecture Thesis Prep

Infrastructure should be designed for higher RESILIENCE, not permanence. Rather than over-engineer to resist the inevitable failure of individual components, the next generation of public infrastructure needs to exceed its technical specifications and seek opportunistic hybridity between systems. In doing so, new possibilities for multi-layered use/outputs emerge which contribute to a more productive and resilient infrastructural lifespan.


Wheeler, Andrea (2014) “The Sustainable School: Effective And Energy Efficient Ventilation In The Classroom, And The Question Of Educational Performance And Wellbeing” World Sustainable Building Conference, 28th – 30th October, Barcelona., Andrea S. Wheeler 2014 Iowa State University

Wheeler, Andrea (2014) “The Sustainable School: Effective And Energy Efficient Ventilation In The Classroom, And The Question Of Educational Performance And Wellbeing” World Sustainable Building Conference, 28th – 30th October, Barcelona., Andrea S. Wheeler

Andrea S. Wheeler

Abstract: Within the context of designing a sustainable school, technical studies that address questions of air quality, educational performance and wellbeing challenge the trend toward providing for natural ventilation. This paper critically examines research literature that suggests that temperature and air quality are, in a large proportion of classrooms, so poor as to have a negative effect on children’s health and educational performance. Evidence in support of mechanical systems that control air quality contradicts a recent increase in natural ventilation, proposed as a means to conserve energy consumption in schools. Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) is generally not stressed, or ...


Ogden College Of Science And Engineering Newsletter, Cheryl Stevens, Dean 2014 Ogden College of Science & Engineering

Ogden College Of Science And Engineering Newsletter, Cheryl Stevens, Dean

Ogden College of Science & Engineering Publications

No abstract provided.


Wind-Induced Pressures In Air Permeable, Double-Layer Roof Systems In Regions Of Separated Flow, Jeong Hee Oh 2014 The University of Western Ontario

Wind-Induced Pressures In Air Permeable, Double-Layer Roof Systems In Regions Of Separated Flow, Jeong Hee Oh

University of Western Ontario - Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository

This thesis is concerned with the wind-induced pressure distribution acting on air permeable, double-layer roof systems placed on low-rise buildings. Because of the pressure transmission into the cavity between layers, the pressure difference in the double-layer systems differs significantly from that in a single layer. The interior pressures (in the cavity between layers) are highly correlated with external pressures at the openings on the external surface of the outer layer and thereby, the net wind load for the design of the outer layer is considerably reduced by the pressure equalization between the external and internal surfaces of the outer layer ...


Recapturing Urban Space: An Inhabited Bridge In Nashville, Tennessee, Benjamin Smith Culbertson 2014 University of Tennessee - Knoxville

Recapturing Urban Space: An Inhabited Bridge In Nashville, Tennessee, Benjamin Smith Culbertson

Masters Theses

Density. A word used in the description of many large cities. It is how so many people can fit into a relatively compact area and still operate efficiently. Density, used as a tool to craft cities can generate spectacular moments. Several centuries ago, one of these moments was the inhabited bridge. It provided the continuity of the urban fabric by linking areas that were separated by rivers and other natural boundaries. They were nodes in the city that housed commerce, social activity, and residences. However, as cities grew to be more globally connected hubs, the needs of the pedestrian fell ...


Relationship Between The Collapse Fragility And Collapse Risk In Existing Buildings In Regions Of High And Moderate Seismicity, David John Bretl 2014 University of Colorado Boulder

Relationship Between The Collapse Fragility And Collapse Risk In Existing Buildings In Regions Of High And Moderate Seismicity, David John Bretl

Civil Engineering Graduate Theses & Dissertations

This thesis aims to identify a relationship between the probability of collapse of existing buildings subjected to MCE/MCER shaking and the mean number of collapses per expected building lifetime (τ) in regions of high and moderate seismicity. It encompasses 23 highly seismic locations and 21 moderately seismic locations spread across the United States and considers 35 different building types at each location. The study uses a risk integral to calculate an annual rate of collapse to use for comparison with collapse probabilities, and then uses the scoring system from FEMA 154 as a methodology to consistently compare the ...


Many Objective Analysis To Optimize Pumping And Releases In A Multi-Reservoir Water Supply Network, Rebecca Smith 2014 University of Colorado Boulder

Many Objective Analysis To Optimize Pumping And Releases In A Multi-Reservoir Water Supply Network, Rebecca Smith

Civil Engineering Graduate Theses & Dissertations

Past research has proven the utility of using multiobjective evolutionary algorithms (MOEAs) to optimize complex water management problems with many conflicting performance objectives. This study expands on the multiobjective optimization methodology by embedding a sophisticated RiverWare model in the algorithm search loop. The main challenges beyond linking the algorithm and model were due to the model's long simulation time and the complexity of the model. Addressing the simulation time necessitated several creative approaches to ensure efficient but thorough algorithm search and intelligent representation of hydrologic variability. Successfully addressing these issues confirms that advanced detailed operations models for civil infrastructure ...


Examining The Applicability Of Design Methods For Large Panelized All-Wood Roof Diaphragms Under Seismic Loading, W. Pang, S. Pant, C. Ni, John W. Lawson 2014 Clemson University

Examining The Applicability Of Design Methods For Large Panelized All-Wood Roof Diaphragms Under Seismic Loading, W. Pang, S. Pant, C. Ni, John W. Lawson

Architectural Engineering

The use of flexible roof diaphragms is very common in the United States, both for residential buildings and large-scale commercial buildings. Due to its simplicity, the traditional diaphragm design method is commonly used in diaphragm design, in particular for the design of diaphragms with relatively small dimensions. The traditional diaphragm design method assumes the axial chord forces developed in framing members under in-plane loading are carried only by the perimeter elements. The traditional diaphragm design method has always been thought to be a conservative design method, especially when applied to large diaphragms. In recent years, the engineering community began to ...


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