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Tympanal Asymmetry In A Parasitoid Fly: Small Asymmetries Produce Big Gains, Max Mikel-Stites, Anne E. Staples 2020 Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Tympanal Asymmetry In A Parasitoid Fly: Small Asymmetries Produce Big Gains, Max Mikel-Stites, Anne E. Staples

Biology and Medicine Through Mathematics Conference

No abstract provided.


Me-Em Enewsbrief, March 2020, Department of Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics, Michigan Technological University 2020 Michigan Technological University

Me-Em Enewsbrief, March 2020, Department Of Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics, Michigan Technological University

Department of Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics eNewsBrief

No abstract provided.


Ideal Lacrosse Stick, Josh Beck, Tyler Skoloda, Noah Reed, Stanley Dembosky 2020 The University of Akron

Ideal Lacrosse Stick, Josh Beck, Tyler Skoloda, Noah Reed, Stanley Dembosky

Williams Honors College, Honors Research Projects

This project is focused on the design of a new and innovative lacrosse stick. Our main points of focus will be the strength and durability of the head. As well as solving some of the problems that exist in existing equipment. These problems were identified by interviewing experienced players at the college level. Benefits would include a stronger head that is easier to use for a player on the field to do things like pass, catch, shoot, and field ground balls in an optimal manner. Normally players will have to purchase new heads every season as a result of warping ...


Automated Runout Measurement Tool, Ethan Tisch 2020 The University of Akron

Automated Runout Measurement Tool, Ethan Tisch

Williams Honors College, Honors Research Projects

A new measurement process and tool is to be developed to improve the existing method for measuring runout on the commutators of brushed DC product.

After an armature is manufactured, the commutator is inspected by placing the completed rotor assembly in one of several non-standard measurement fixtures. An indicator is then positioned on the commutator. A trained operator proceeds to rotate the armature while taking runout and bar-to-bar measurement at various positions along the length of the commutator.

This existing process is slow, costly, and unreliable. For these reasons, there is substantial economic pressure to develop a superior method for ...


Me-Em Enewsbrief, December 2019, Department of Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics, Michigan Technological University 2019 Michigan Technological University

Me-Em Enewsbrief, December 2019, Department Of Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics, Michigan Technological University

Department of Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics eNewsBrief

No abstract provided.


Optimizing Block-Stacking Operations With Relocation, Hueon Lee 2019 University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Optimizing Block-Stacking Operations With Relocation, Hueon Lee

Theses and Dissertations

The focus of the dissertation is developing the optimization problem of finding the minimum-cost operational plan of block stacking with relocation as well as devising a solution procedure to solve practical-sized instances of the problem. Assuming changeable row depth instead of permanent row depth, this research is distinguished from conventional block stacking studies.

The first contribution of the dissertation is the development of the optimization problem under the assumption of deterministic demand. The problem is modeled using integer programming as a variation of the unsplittable multi-commodity flow problem. To find a good feasible solution of practical-sized instances in reasonable time ...


Multi-Resonant Feedback Control Of Multiple Degree-Of-Freedom Wave Energy Converters, Ossama Abdelkhalik, Shangyan Zou, Rush D. Robinett III, David G. Wilson, Giorgio Bacelli, Ryan G. Coe, Umesh Korde 2019 Michigan Technological University

Multi-Resonant Feedback Control Of Multiple Degree-Of-Freedom Wave Energy Converters, Ossama Abdelkhalik, Shangyan Zou, Rush D. Robinett Iii, David G. Wilson, Giorgio Bacelli, Ryan G. Coe, Umesh Korde

Michigan Tech Patents

Multi-resonant control of a 3 degree-of-freedom (heave-pitch-surge) wave energy converter enables energy capture that can be in the order of three times the energy capture of a heave-only wave energy converter. The invention uses a time domain feedback control strategy that is optimal based on the criteria of complex conjugate control. The multi-resonant control can also be used to shift the harvested energy from one of the coupled modes to another, enabling the elimination of one of the actuators otherwise required in a 3 degree-of-freedom wave energy converter. This feedback control strategy does not require wave prediction; it only requires ...


Effect Of Annealing On The Contact Resistance Of Aluminum On A P-Type Substrate, Shrey Shah, George Patrick Watson 2019 Singh Center for Nanotechnology

Effect Of Annealing On The Contact Resistance Of Aluminum On A P-Type Substrate, Shrey Shah, George Patrick Watson

Protocols and Reports

Aluminum contacts are widely used to form both ohmic and rectifying contacts. The process to form these contacts involves annealing, thus it is important to study the effect of annealing on the electrical properties of the contacts. Here, we present a way to measure the contact resistance of aluminum contacts formed on a p-type silicon substrate. It was found the contact resistivity decreased by an average of 18%. It was thus found that annealing at 400°C in a forming gas environment improves the electrical properties of aluminum contacts.


Influence Of Flow Rate, Nozzle Speed, Pitch And The Number Of Passes On The Thickness Of S1805 Photoresist In Suss Microtec As8 Spray Coater, Rohan Sanghvi, Gyuseok Kim 2019 Singh Center for Nanotechnology

Influence Of Flow Rate, Nozzle Speed, Pitch And The Number Of Passes On The Thickness Of S1805 Photoresist In Suss Microtec As8 Spray Coater, Rohan Sanghvi, Gyuseok Kim

Tool Data

S1805 positive photoresist has been deposited on single crystalline Si wafers using a Suss MicroTec Alta Spray. The influence of flow rate, nozzle speed, pitch and number of passes on the thickness of the photoresist was studied. Results show that the thickness of S1805 is linearly proportional to the flow rate and number of passes, and inversely proportional to the nozzle speed and pitch.


Correction Of Pattern Size Deviations In The Fabrication Of Photomasks Made With A Laser Direct-Writer, Ningzhi Xie, George Patrick Watson 2019 Singh Center for Nanotechnology

Correction Of Pattern Size Deviations In The Fabrication Of Photomasks Made With A Laser Direct-Writer, Ningzhi Xie, George Patrick Watson

Protocols and Reports

When using Heidelberg DWL66+ laser writer to fabricate the photomask, the pattern feature dimensions may have deviations. These deviations can be caused by the lithography process and the undercut in the metal etch process. The same deviation value of 0.8µm was found to appear in all the patterns independent of the pattern original size and local pattern density. To overcome this universal deviation, a universal bias is suggested to be applied to the original patterns during the data preparation for the lithography process. In order to ensure this pre-exposure bias method can work, both the laser direct-write exposure conditions ...


Multi-Resonant Feedback Control Of A Single Degree-Of-Freedom Wave Energy Converter, David G. Wilson, Rush D. Robinett III, Ossama Abdelkhalik, Jiajun Song, Giorgio Bacelli 2019 Michigan Technological University

Multi-Resonant Feedback Control Of A Single Degree-Of-Freedom Wave Energy Converter, David G. Wilson, Rush D. Robinett Iii, Ossama Abdelkhalik, Jiajun Song, Giorgio Bacelli

Michigan Tech Patents

A multi-resonant wide band controller decomposes the wave energy converter control problem into sub-problems; an independent single-frequency controller is used for each sub-problem. Thus, each sub-problem controller can be optimized independently. The feedback control enables actual time-domain realization of multi-frequency complex conjugate control. The feedback strategy requires only measurements of the buoy position and velocity. No knowledge of excitation force, wave measurements, nor wave prediction is needed. As an example, the feedback signal processing can be carried out using Fast Fourier Transform with Hanning windows and optimization of amplitudes and phases. Given that the output signal is decomposed into individual ...


Model Predictive Control Of Parametric Excited Pitch-Surge Modes In Wave Energy Converters, Ossama Abdelkhalik, Rush D. Robinett III, Shangyan Zou, David G. Wilson, Giorgio Bacelli, Umesh Korde, Ryan G. Coe 2019 Michigan Technological University

Model Predictive Control Of Parametric Excited Pitch-Surge Modes In Wave Energy Converters, Ossama Abdelkhalik, Rush D. Robinett Iii, Shangyan Zou, David G. Wilson, Giorgio Bacelli, Umesh Korde, Ryan G. Coe

Michigan Tech Patents

A parametric excitation dynamic model is used for a three degrees-of-freedom (3-DOF) wave energy converter. Since the heave motion is uncoupled from the pitch and surge modes, the pitch-surge equations of motion can be treated as a linear time varying system, or a linear system with parametric excitation. In such case the parametric exciting frequency can be tuned to twice the natural frequency of the system for higher energy harvesting. A parametric excited 3-DOF wave energy converter can harvest more power, for both regular and irregular waves, compared to the linear 3-DOF. For example, in a Bretschneider wave, the harvested ...


Me-Em Enewsbrief, September 2019, Department of Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics, Michigan Technological University 2019 Michigan Technological University

Me-Em Enewsbrief, September 2019, Department Of Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics, Michigan Technological University

Department of Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics eNewsBrief

No abstract provided.


On The Construction Of Canonical Systems Of Equations For Cylindrical And Spherical Shell Structures, A. Abdusattarov, F.E. Abduqodirov 2019 Tashkent Institute of Railway Engineers, Tashkent, 100167, Uzbekistan

On The Construction Of Canonical Systems Of Equations For Cylindrical And Spherical Shell Structures, A. Abdusattarov, F.E. Abduqodirov

Journal of Tashkent Institute of Railway Engineers

In this article is given the construction of canonical systems, the equation of motion for axisymmetric shell structures, as well as for cylindrical and spherical shells


Features Of Thermal Processing Of Instrumental Alloyed Steels, F.R. Norkhudjayev, A.A. Mukhamedov, D.M. Ergashev 2019 Tashkent State Technical University named after Islam Karimov, Tashkent, Uzbekistan

Features Of Thermal Processing Of Instrumental Alloyed Steels, F.R. Norkhudjayev, A.A. Mukhamedov, D.M. Ergashev

Journal of Tashkent Institute of Railway Engineers

In work, the most preferred heat treatment scheme has been determined on the basis of the analysis of various heat treatment schemes for alloyed tool steels, which the excludes the possibility of restoring the original grain structure and retains the possibility of studying the increased material defectiveness acquired during primary hardening.


On The Formation Of The Variational Equation Of Motion And Boundary Value Problems Of Thin-Walled Axisymmetric Shell Structures, A. Abdusattarov, F.E. Abduqodirov, N.H. Sabirov 2019 Tashkent Institute of Railway Engineers, Tashkent, 100167, Uzbekistan

On The Formation Of The Variational Equation Of Motion And Boundary Value Problems Of Thin-Walled Axisymmetric Shell Structures, A. Abdusattarov, F.E. Abduqodirov, N.H. Sabirov

Journal of Tashkent Institute of Railway Engineers

The article deals, on the basis of the Hamilton-Ostrogradsky variational principle, a system of differential equations of motion of axisymmetric shell structures with the corresponding boundary and initial conditions is derived. The boundary problem for cylindrical and spherical shell structures is formulated


About Movements Of The Carriage On The Profile Hump In A Gravity Yard, Sh.B. Djabbarov 2019 Tashkent Institute of Railway Engineers, Tashkent, 100167, Uzbekistan

About Movements Of The Carriage On The Profile Hump In A Gravity Yard, Sh.B. Djabbarov

Journal of Tashkent Institute of Railway Engineers

The article noted that in the existing methods of calculation of hump in a gravity yards the speed of the car at the braking position is determined by the formula speed of free fall of bodies given the inertia in the rotating parts of the car. Thus assume that in areas of deceleration occur rotation of the wheels of the car, that is incorrect. In it mathematical expressions and examples of calculations proved that the high-speed sections slides occur the rolling of the wheels of wheel pairs without slipping.


Calculation Of The Wagon Motion Velocation On The Whole Protection Of The Profile Of The Way With Different Clothes Of The Sorting Hill, Kh.Kh. Djalilov 2019 Tashkent Institute of Railway Engineers, Tashkent, 100167, Uzbekistan

Calculation Of The Wagon Motion Velocation On The Whole Protection Of The Profile Of The Way With Different Clothes Of The Sorting Hill, Kh.Kh. Djalilov

Journal of Tashkent Institute of Railway Engineers

In this article has been calculated the velocity of the wagon’s movement in various sites of a hump yard, based on the formula led on the basis of the theorem of changing of kinetic energy for not free material point in a final form. Results of the calculations are noticed that on the intermediate site of a hump yard to a dividing arrow the relative error of calculation is equal to 10.3%, on the site of an arrow zone of a hump yard of the second dividing arrow - δv6с2 ≈ 9.0%, on the site of the first sorting ...


To The Movement Of The Car On The Site Of The First Brake Hump Yard Of Positions, Sh.U. Saidivaliyev 2019 Tashkent Institute of Railway Engineers, Tashkent, 100167, Uzbekistan

To The Movement Of The Car On The Site Of The First Brake Hump Yard Of Positions, Sh.U. Saidivaliyev

Journal of Tashkent Institute of Railway Engineers

In the article using the analytical formulas derived from the application of the basic law of dynamics for non-ideal connections (Dalembert principle), the kinematic parameters of the car’s motion (acceleration, time, braking path) were calculated in the deceleration zone at the site of the first brake position of the hump yard


On The Application Of Information Technology For The Development Of Software For Automation The Modeling Process Of Wagons At Wagon Enterprises Jsc "O'Zbekiston Temir Yo'llari", V.P. Bubnov, Sh. Kh. Sultonov 2019 Emperor Alexander I St. Petersburg State Transport University, Saint Petersburg, Russia

On The Application Of Information Technology For The Development Of Software For Automation The Modeling Process Of Wagons At Wagon Enterprises Jsc "O'Zbekiston Temir Yo'llari", V.P. Bubnov, Sh. Kh. Sultonov

Journal of Tashkent Institute of Railway Engineers

The report presents a functional diagram of the developed software for calculating the values of loads acting on the wagon body. The stages of development and the main modules of a software product that implements mathematical calculations are defined. The issues of the software implementation of the presented algorithms using the object-oriented programming language C # are discussed. The performed engineering analysis using the values of loads obtained using the developed software is given. The developed program in C # language with the use of the integrated Visual Studio environment allows to increase the accuracy and reduce the time for calculating the ...


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