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Is Vehicle Characterization In Accordance With Standard Test Procedures A Necessary Prerequisite For Validating Computer Models Of A Test Vehicle?, Michael Hall 2014 Dublin Institute of Technology

Is Vehicle Characterization In Accordance With Standard Test Procedures A Necessary Prerequisite For Validating Computer Models Of A Test Vehicle?, Michael Hall

Masters

Vehicle characterization is the process by which a particular vehicle’s inherent dynamic behavior is classified by measuring its response to certain command inputs under standard test conditions. Such information is required when comparing its performance to that of other vehicles in response to the same test event and it is also used to authenticate computer models of the test vehicle. The aim of this research was to determine whether vehicle characterization is possible using data from non- standard tests and to judge whether such data can also be used for the purpose of validating a computer model of the ...


Numerical Simulation Of Liquid-Solid Circulating Fluidized Beds, Abbas Dadashi 2014 Western University

Numerical Simulation Of Liquid-Solid Circulating Fluidized Beds, Abbas Dadashi

University of Western Ontario - Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository

Liquid-solid circulating fluidized bed (LSCFB) reactors are obtaining extensive attraction in the extraction process of functional proteins from industrial broth. A typical LSCFB is comprised of a riser, a downcomer, a liquid-solid separator, a top solids-return pipe and a bottom solids-return pipe. In light of the literature review conducted in this research, a detailed modeling of the protein extraction using an LSCFB ion-exchange system requires a microscopic study including hydrodynamic field, mass transfer and kinetics reactions.

A computational fluid dynamics (CFD) model was developed to simulate the hydrodynamics of the two phase flow in an LSCFB riser. The model is ...


Citations Of Articles Authored By Wojciech M. Budzianowski, Wojciech M. Budzianowski 2014 SelectedWorks

Citations Of Articles Authored By Wojciech M. Budzianowski, Wojciech M. Budzianowski

Wojciech Budzianowski

No abstract provided.


Mechanika Płynów Lab., Wojciech M. Budzianowski 2014 SelectedWorks

Mechanika Płynów Lab., Wojciech M. Budzianowski

Wojciech Budzianowski

No abstract provided.


Tematyka Prac Doktorskich, Wojciech M. Budzianowski 2014 SelectedWorks

Tematyka Prac Doktorskich, Wojciech M. Budzianowski

Wojciech Budzianowski

No abstract provided.


Tematyka Prac Dyplomowych Dla Studentów Wydziału Chemicznego Pwr., Wojciech M. Budzianowski 2014 SelectedWorks

Tematyka Prac Dyplomowych Dla Studentów Wydziału Chemicznego Pwr., Wojciech M. Budzianowski

Wojciech Budzianowski

No abstract provided.


Tematyka Prac Dyplomowych Dla Studentów Wydziału Mechaniczno-Energetycznego Pwr., Wojciech M. Budzianowski 2014 SelectedWorks

Tematyka Prac Dyplomowych Dla Studentów Wydziału Mechaniczno-Energetycznego Pwr., Wojciech M. Budzianowski

Wojciech Budzianowski

No abstract provided.


H-Index Rankings Of Polish Scientists, Wojciech M. Budzianowski 2014 SelectedWorks

H-Index Rankings Of Polish Scientists, Wojciech M. Budzianowski

Wojciech Budzianowski

This contribution provides subject area-specific h-index rankings of Polish scientists. The rankings use Scopus scientific publications database as a publication and citation resource. 23 subject areas from Scopus are covered. The methodology of the rankings is detailed.


C.V., Wojciech M. Budzianowski 2014 SelectedWorks

C.V., Wojciech M. Budzianowski

Wojciech Budzianowski

No abstract provided.


Numerical Modelling Of Downburst Interaction With Bluff Body, Aditi Jog 2013 Western University

Numerical Modelling Of Downburst Interaction With Bluff Body, Aditi Jog

University of Western Ontario - Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository

The objective of this study is to investigate the interaction of a bluff body with a downburst flow. Numerical investigation of the flow field using CFD analysis was carried out for three different downburst sizes (h/d=1, 2, 4) under suitable boundary conditions subjected to constant jet velocity. The downburst-structure interaction study was conducted for two jet diameters (h/d=1 and 4) and two radial locations from the downburst center.

The results showed that the downburst size greatly dominates the intensity of the flow. The largest downburst resulted in the highest velocity magnitude near the ground and also ...


Bayesian Dictionary Learning For Single And Coupled Feature Spaces, Li He 2013 University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Bayesian Dictionary Learning For Single And Coupled Feature Spaces, Li He

Doctoral Dissertations

Over-complete bases offer the flexibility to represent much wider range of signals with more elementary basis atoms than signal dimension. The use of over-complete dictionaries for sparse representation has been a new trend recently and has increasingly become recognized as providing high performance for applications such as denoise, image super-resolution, inpaiting, compression, blind source separation and linear unmixing. This dissertation studies the dictionary learning for single or coupled feature spaces and its application in image restoration tasks. A Bayesian strategy using a beta process prior is applied to solve both problems.

Firstly, we illustrate how to generalize the existing beta ...


Effects Of Data Resolution And Human Behavior On Large Scale Evacuation Simulations, Wei Lu 2013 University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Effects Of Data Resolution And Human Behavior On Large Scale Evacuation Simulations, Wei Lu

Doctoral Dissertations

Traffic Analysis Zones (TAZ) based macroscopic simulation studies are mostly applied in evacuation planning and operation areas. The large size in TAZ and aggregated information of macroscopic simulation underestimate the real evacuation performance. To take advantage of the high resolution demographic data LandScan USA (the zone size is much smaller than TAZ) and agent-based microscopic traffic simulation models, many new problems appeared and novel solutions are needed. A series of studies are conducted using LandScan USA Population Cells (LPC) data for evacuation assignments with different network configurations, travel demand models, and travelers’ compliance behavior.

First, a new Multiple-Source-Nearest-Destination Shortest Path ...


Adsorption And Diffusion Of Gases In Nano-Porous Materials, Nethika Sahani Suraweera 2013 University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Adsorption And Diffusion Of Gases In Nano-Porous Materials, Nethika Sahani Suraweera

Doctoral Dissertations

In this work, a systematic computational study directed toward developing a molecular-level understanding of gas adsorption and diffusion characteristics in nano-porous materials is presented. Two different types of porous adsorbents were studied, one crystalline and the other amorphous. Physisorption and diffusion of hydrogen in ten iso-reticular metal-organic frameworks (IRMOFs) were investigated. A set of nine adsorbents taken from a class of novel, amorphous nano-porous materials composed of spherosilicate building blocks and isolated metal sites was also studied, with attention paid to the adsorptive and diffusive behavior of hydrogen, methane, carbon dioxide and their binary mixtures. Both classes of materials were ...


Stabilized Finite Elements For Compressible Turbulent Navier-Stokes, Jon Taylor Erwin 2013 University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Stabilized Finite Elements For Compressible Turbulent Navier-Stokes, Jon Taylor Erwin

Theses and Dissertations

In this research a stabilized finite element approach is utilized in the development of a high-order flow solver for compressible turbulent flows. The Reynolds averaged Navier-Stokes (RANS) equations and modified Spalart-Almaras (SA) turbulence model are discretized using the streamline/upwind Petrov-Galerkin (SUPG) scheme. A fully implicit methodology is used to obtain steady state solutions or to drive unsteady problems at each time step. Order of accuracy is assessed for inviscid and viscous flows in two and three dimensions via the method of manufactured solutions. Proper treatment of curved surface geometries is of vital importance in high-order methods, especially when high ...


Validation Of Interpolative Interfaces For Rotorcraft Applications, Adam L. Cofer 2013 University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Validation Of Interpolative Interfaces For Rotorcraft Applications, Adam L. Cofer

Theses and Dissertations

The study uses computational methods to simulate fluid flow on the NASA ROBIN helicopter model and on a simplified rotor geometry previously tested at Mississippi State. The ROBIN model and the rotor are run using an unstructured grid. Results from the Tenasi flow solver are compared against both simulated and wind tunnel data. Tenasi is an unstructured, Reynolds Averaged Navier-Stokes (RANS) solver developed at the SimCenter: National Center for Computational Engineering, located at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. Steady-state results for the isolated ROBIN fuselage and unsteady results for both fuselage and rotor systems are computed. In the unsteady ...


Extension Of A High-Order Petrov-Galerkin Implementation Applied To Non-Radiating And Radar Cross Section Geometries, William L. Shoemake 2013 University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Extension Of A High-Order Petrov-Galerkin Implementation Applied To Non-Radiating And Radar Cross Section Geometries, William L. Shoemake

Theses and Dissertations

Capabilities of a high-order Petrov-Galerkin solver are expanded to include N-port systems. Tait-Bryan angles are employed to launch electro-magnetic waves in arbitrary directions allowing off axis ports to be driven. The transverse-electric (TE) formulation is added allowing waveguide geometries to be driven directly. A grid convergence study is performed on a coax-driven waveguide system. Physical data are matched to a hybrid-T junction (magic-T) electromagnetic waveguide structure to verify the TE driving formulation along with the Tait-Bryan angles and modified post-processing routines. A simple sphere case is used to exercise the radar cross section (RCS) routines and to examine the benefits ...


A New Software Framework For Unstructured Mesh Representation And Manipulation, Craig R. Tanis 2013 University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

A New Software Framework For Unstructured Mesh Representation And Manipulation, Craig R. Tanis

Theses and Dissertations

This research presents a unique new software framework for representing and manipulating unstructured meshes in parallel, for use in modern scientific simulation codes. Due to the central nature of the unstructured mesh, this framework provides a variety of functionality, desirable throughout the lifecycle of an application, such as IO, parallel partitioning, phantom node data updates, adaptive refinement, derefinement and load balancing. What makes the framework unique is a focus on generality: like a database, the user provides a programmatic schema defining the structure of the mesh, including topological descriptions of the valid mesh entities. The system extracts adjacency information from ...


Higher-Order Petrov-Galerkin Methods For Analysis Of Antennas, Xueying Zhang 2013 University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Higher-Order Petrov-Galerkin Methods For Analysis Of Antennas, Xueying Zhang

Theses and Dissertations

A temporally and spatially high-order accurate Petrov-Galerkin finite-element method is applied to the analysis of several antenna configurations. The method obtains numerical solutions of Maxwell's equations in the time domain using implicit time stepping and introduces energy into the domain using a Gaussian pulse to allow frequency-domain parameters to be computed over a range of frequencies with a single time-dependent solution. Verification cases for a monopole antenna and a microstrip patch antenna are used to examine the accuracy of the algorithm. Effects of varying antenna parameters on subsequent performance metrics are discussed based on the results from the simulations ...


Physics-Based Point Placement By Particle Dynamics Simulation, Philip Wesley Fackler 2013 University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Physics-Based Point Placement By Particle Dynamics Simulation, Philip Wesley Fackler

Theses and Dissertations

A physics-based approach to point cloud distribution for mesh generation is investigated using inter-nodal attraction and repulsion forces based on the Lennard-Jones pair potential and a simplified particle dynamics simulation. This method produces smooth distributions of points which accurately correspond to desired scalar spacing fields. Resulting point distributions are triangulated using Lawson's algorithm and the quality of these resulting meshes is measured, demonstrating the effectiveness of the approach. Several features planned for future development for increasing the robustness and versatility of the proposed method are discussed.


2-D Cfd Design Of The Cross-Sectional Shape Of Arterial Stents, Kristen Karman 2013 University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

2-D Cfd Design Of The Cross-Sectional Shape Of Arterial Stents, Kristen Karman

Theses and Dissertations

An approach for desigining arterial stents to maximize wall shear stress is presented. A cost equation to maximize wall shear stress is derived and then inverted into a minimization problem for the optimizer. A 2-D mixed-element finite-volume scheme for solving the compressible Navier-Stokes equations is implemented. A paramaterization of the cross- sectional shape of the stent wire using Hicks-Henne functions is described. The strategies used in the commercial optimization software, DAKOTA, to minimize the cost equation are described. The solver is validated using well known fluid flow test cases and is shown to match other published computed results for bloodflow ...


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