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The Impact Of Pev User Charging Behavior In Building Public Charging Infrastructure, Ahmad Almaghrebi 2020 University of Nebraska - Lincoln

The Impact Of Pev User Charging Behavior In Building Public Charging Infrastructure, Ahmad Almaghrebi

Architectural Engineering -- Dissertations and Student Research

Plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) play a significant role in the development of green cities since they generate less pollution than conventional vehicles. To promote PEV adoption and mitigate range anxiety, charging infrastructure should be deployed at strategic locations that are readily accessible to the public. Nebraska is working on the expansion of charging infrastructure around the state; however, stakeholders face several difficulties in trying to minimize irregular charging behaviors. Most electric vehicle users plug in and leave their vehicles for an extended time at public parking lots designated for PEVs. Some users even leave their vehicles for longer than 24 ...


Sidewalk Lighting, Connor Nee, Kelsey Strand, Patrick Soreng 2020 Olivet Nazarene University

Sidewalk Lighting, Connor Nee, Kelsey Strand, Patrick Soreng

Scholar Week 2016 - present

The city of Watseka desires to improve thier downtown area where most shops and businesses are located. One of the ways they intend to do this is by implementing solar powered pedestrian walkway lighting along the major downtown walkways, the goal of this is to attract more businesses to the town. This will also increase revenue for the town, create a more welcoming atmosphere, and provide more jobs for the residents of Watseka.


School Addition: Watseka, Illinois, Jude Pargulski, James Newby, Joseph Lowe, Andrew Mann, Krishon Seeman 2020 Olivet Nazarene University

School Addition: Watseka, Illinois, Jude Pargulski, James Newby, Joseph Lowe, Andrew Mann, Krishon Seeman

Scholar Week 2016 - present

Our task as a senior design group is to redesign the Wanda Kendall Elementary School in the City of Watseka Illinois. The school is currently used for second through fourth grade. The proposed redesign involves expanding the campus in order to be used for preschool-fifth grade students. This involves: a new, expanded or relocated parking lot with a bus lane, new classrooms, a gymnasium, cafeteria, tornado shelter, performing arts center, sufficient classroom sizes and hallways. The city has a vision of the new school being not only for students but for the community.


Fish Farming Aerator, Kylie Johnson, Therese Rosalez, Jordan Hendricker, Ryan Froidcoeur 2020 Olivet Nazarene University

Fish Farming Aerator, Kylie Johnson, Therese Rosalez, Jordan Hendricker, Ryan Froidcoeur

Scholar Week 2016 - present

Designing, building and installing a functional and efficient aerator prototype suitable for small pond intensive aquaculture use in El Faro, Guatemala. The project’s purpose is to provide a solution for farming tilapia. A successful project outcome will help impoverished families to raise tilapia for food and income The team will install the aeration system on-site in El Faro, Guatemala.


Nucor Steel Storage Rack Design, Mac Hanson, Hannah Cataldo, Jason Ziganto, Robert Wozek 2020 Olivet Nazarene University

Nucor Steel Storage Rack Design, Mac Hanson, Hannah Cataldo, Jason Ziganto, Robert Wozek

Scholar Week 2016 - present

The goal of this design project was to build effective steel storage racks for Nucor Steel Kankakee. The important criteria that the design team needed to meet was that the rack was adjustable, could fit all of the manufactured products that Nucor makes, and could fit various lengths of product. Nucor needs a new rack system because their current process makes the shipping process very inefficient.


Floodplain Analysis, Kyle Michael, Bryce Vollrath, Aaron Steele 2020 Olivet Nazarene University

Floodplain Analysis, Kyle Michael, Bryce Vollrath, Aaron Steele

Scholar Week 2016 - present

The village of Watseka, Illinois has experienced several 100-year floods over a short period of time and needs a solution to solve its flooding problem. The goal of the project is to come up with multiple solutions that could reduce flooding. All designs were intended to ensure that the wastewater treatment plant stays operational during flood conditions. To do so, analysis of the wastewater treatment plant was completed. Then, designs that focused on reducing river flood stages were analyzed. By preventing the river from reaching and cresting at it’s flood stage, the town’s risk of flooding is greatly ...


Olivet Nazarene University Ward Field Parking Garage, Eric Everley, Micah Rodriguez, Joel Hasselbring, Robert W. Rienow 2020 Olivet Nazarene University

Olivet Nazarene University Ward Field Parking Garage, Eric Everley, Micah Rodriguez, Joel Hasselbring, Robert W. Rienow

Scholar Week 2016 - present

Over past years, Olivet Nazarene University has grown a tremendous amount. Including the construction of new buildings and the increasing population of faculty and students, this growth has created a need for more parking space. In this past semester our team has been working to design a solution to this issue. We have decided to design a three-story parking garage spanning the entire parking lot east of Centennial Chapel. This parking garage will include approximately 800 additional parking spaces and will include a commuter lounge and locker rooms for the Olivet Nazarene football team. The additional parking spaces will provide ...


Process Water Recycling, Adrian Barron, Josiah Snider, Kyle Serpe 2020 Olivet Nazarene University

Process Water Recycling, Adrian Barron, Josiah Snider, Kyle Serpe

Scholar Week 2016 - present

The Millipore Sigma-Kankakee Site uses high volumes of water for many operations. One operation utilizes approximately 3600 L of water per batch every couple days and more than 3.8MM liters of water per year. The water is utilized as a component of the buffer washes used in the extraction process for cholesterol that involves various other components such as silica and ions such as sodium, sulfur, and phosphate. The washes that go through the process involve these components and large amounts of water that are then drained out of the facility. This volume is roughly 7% of the site ...


Water Supply Capacity Development In The Context Of Global Change, Patrick Breach 2020 The University of Western Ontario

Water Supply Capacity Development In The Context Of Global Change, Patrick Breach

Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository

The ANEMI model is an integrated assessment model of global change that emphasizes the role of water resources. The model is based on the principles of system dynamics simulation in order to analyze changes in the Earth system using feedback processes. Securing water resources for the future is a key issue of global change, and ties into global systems of population growth, climate change carbon cycle, hydrologic cycle, economy, energy production, land use and pollution generation.

This thesis focusses on the development of global water supplies necessary to keep pace with a growing population and global economy using an integrated ...


The Siltcatcher: A Sediment-Capture System For Wetland Creation And Coastal Protection In Western Lake Pontchartrain, Andrew M. Wright 2020 Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College

The Siltcatcher: A Sediment-Capture System For Wetland Creation And Coastal Protection In Western Lake Pontchartrain, Andrew M. Wright

LSU Master's Theses

The West Lake Pontchartrain region faces a number of long-term environmental challenges due to anthropogenic climate disturbance and landscape modification, including sea level rise, increased storm surge risk, shoreline erosion, and wetland degradation. In response, this thesis applies recent research in the fields of landscape architecture and civil engineering to propose a dynamic, natural-systems solution for wetland creation and shoreline protection. The project envisions a series of breakwater-like structures in western Lake Pontchartrain positioned to slow water released from the nearby Bonnet Carré Spillway, causing suspended sediment to settle and create self-building and self-sustaining wetlands capable of keeping pace with ...


Geosynthetic Interlayer Functions And I-65 Installation, Mark Marienfeld 2020 Propex GeoSolutions

Geosynthetic Interlayer Functions And I-65 Installation, Mark Marienfeld

Purdue Road School

INDOT recently used a geosynthetic paving fabric interlayer for the first time, on I-65, to retard reflective cracking and as a pavement moisture barrier. The nonwoven fabric interlayer used is both millable and recyclable. This technical presentation will provide insight into the use of paving fabric interlayer as a cost-effective, innovative tool for pavement rehabilitation.


Quantification Of Thermal Bridging Effects In Cold-Formed Steel Wall Assemblies, Divyansh Kapoor 2020 University of Massachusetts Amherst

Quantification Of Thermal Bridging Effects In Cold-Formed Steel Wall Assemblies, Divyansh Kapoor

Masters Theses

Thermal bridging can be defined as the phenomenon where a structural element spanning the building envelope acts like a thermal pathway which collects and moves energy (heat) from the interior to the exterior of the structure. CFS construction, due to the high thermal conductivity of steel with respect to its surrounding structural components and repetitive nature of framing, is highly prone to thermal bridging. Thermal bridging significantly alters the thermal performance of wall assemblies.

Hence, the objective of this research project was to quantify the magnitude of energy loss through cold-formed steel (CFS) stud wall assemblies at a component level ...


Dynamics Of The Ionospheric Energetics (Dione) 2018, Dr. Ryan Davidson 2020 Utah State University

Dynamics Of The Ionospheric Energetics (Dione) 2018, Dr. Ryan Davidson

Funded Research Records

No abstract provided.


Studies Of Oval Tube And Fin Heat Exchangers, Phillip Nielsen 2020 Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Studies Of Oval Tube And Fin Heat Exchangers, Phillip Nielsen

Discovery Day - Prescott

Heating Ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC) is a system which changes the temperature of the surroundings for the purposes of cooling or heating. This system requires energy to maintain a temperature difference from the outside temperature. This is important since minimized power is one of the requirements for the system to achieve a better efficiency. Optimizing the flow over the evaporator coils is one way to increase the cooling efficiency. This will reduce the power required to have a sustainable system. Optimizing the flow to increase the energy transfer between the fins and the incoming air could result in a greater ...


Tech Comm Eagle Eye-Tracking Control System, Gabiella Lail, Robert Shaw, Hunter Smatla, Matthew Gary 2020 Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Tech Comm Eagle Eye-Tracking Control System, Gabiella Lail, Robert Shaw, Hunter Smatla, Matthew Gary

Discovery Day - Prescott

Mobile eye-tracking systems provide usability research support as well as access to a wide range of robotics and technical communication research opportunities. Optical tracking systems are often prohibitively expensive and do not provide the mobility or flexibility needed for a variety of research application possibilities. Our team proposes building a simple mobile eye-tracking system to be used in-house at ERAU for heat-mapping, robotics, control systems, and various technical communication applications in a structured research environment. The mobile eyetracking system will become part of a larger research and hands-on technical communication usability lab and research center. The research team intends to ...


Using A Systems Approach To Analyze The Operational Safety Of Dams, Leanna M. King 2020 The University of Western Ontario

Using A Systems Approach To Analyze The Operational Safety Of Dams, Leanna M. King

Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository

Dam systems are arrangements of interacting components that store and convey water for beneficial purposes. Dam failures are associated with extreme consequences to human life, the environment and the economy. Existing techniques for dam safety analysis tend to focus on verifying system performance at the edge of the design envelope. In analyzing the events which occur within the design envelope, linear chain-of-events models are often used to analyze the potential outcomes for the system. These chain-of-events models require that combinations of conditions are identified at the outset of the analysis, which can be very cumbersome given the number of physically ...


Air Quality Analysis Of Merrimack College, Patrick J. Mckeown 2020 Merrimack College

Air Quality Analysis Of Merrimack College, Patrick J. Mckeown

Honors Program Contracts

No abstract provided.


The Challenge Of Calculating U-Factors For Cold-Formed Steel C-Shape Wall Assemblies Using Framing Factors, American Iron and Steel Institute 2020 Missouri University of Science and Technology

The Challenge Of Calculating U-Factors For Cold-Formed Steel C-Shape Wall Assemblies Using Framing Factors, American Iron And Steel Institute

AISI-Specifications for the Design of Cold-Formed Steel Structural Members

No abstract provided.


Evaluation Of Coordinated Ramp Metering (Crm) Implemented By Caltrans, Amir Molan, Nivedha Murugesan, Alireza Shams, Cristina Tortora, Faridur Rahman, Jacky Loh, Anurag Pande 2020 California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

Evaluation Of Coordinated Ramp Metering (Crm) Implemented By Caltrans, Amir Molan, Nivedha Murugesan, Alireza Shams, Cristina Tortora, Faridur Rahman, Jacky Loh, Anurag Pande

Mineta Transportation Institute Publications

Coordinated ramp metering (CRM) is a critical component of smart freeway corridors that rely on real-time traffic data from ramps and freeway mainline to improve decision-making by the motorists and Traffic Management Center (TMC) personnel. CRM uses an algorithm that considers real-time traffic volumes on freeway mainline and ramps and then adjusts the metering rates on the ramps accordingly for optimal flow along the entire corridor. Improving capacity through smart corridors is less costly and easier to deploy than freeway widening due to high costs associated with right-of-way acquisition and construction. Nevertheless, conversion to smart corridors still represents a sizable ...


Eliminating Rebar Splicing In Transverse Joints Of Precast Full Depth Bridge Deck Panels, David Gee 2020 University of Nebraska

Eliminating Rebar Splicing In Transverse Joints Of Precast Full Depth Bridge Deck Panels, David Gee

Civil and Environmental Engineering Theses, Dissertations, and Student Research

This study looks at the removal of longitudinal rebar splicing when sufficient longitudinal post-tensioning is provided for full-depth precast deck panels for simply supported bridges. Full-depth precast prestressed concrete deck panels are high quality plant produced pretensioned panels. They are often post-tensioned at the site to provide an average net compression in the joint of at least 250 psi due to effective prestress. This is to ensure adequate transfer of load as truck wheels pass over the joint. This net compression on the transverse joint is not explicitly clear by the AASHTO LRFD Bridge Design Specifications. Based on this section ...


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