Application Of Computational Tools To Spaghetti-Based Truss Bridge Design, 2019 Purdue University Northwest
Application Of Computational Tools To Spaghetti-Based Truss Bridge Design, Jin Xu, Jiliang Li, Nuri Zeytinoglu, Jinyuan Zhai
ASEE IL-IN Section Conference
Application of Computational Tools to Spaghetti-Based Truss Design
Statics and Strength of Materials are two foundational courses for Mechanical/Civil Engineering. In order to assist students in better understanding and applying concepts to a meaningful design task, SolidWorks and theoretical calculation were used for a spaghetti-bridge design contest with the constraints of given maximum weight and allowable support-material weight. As the first step of this iterative designing process, both extrude feature and structural member were introduced to model planar bridge trusses. Then SolidWorks’ Statics module was used to run FEA analysis of the structural performance in efforts to optimize the ...
A Hamiltonian Surface-Shaping Approach For Control System Analysis And The Design Of Nonlinear Wave Energy Converters, 2019 Michigan Technological University
A Hamiltonian Surface-Shaping Approach For Control System Analysis And The Design Of Nonlinear Wave Energy Converters, Shadi Darani, Ossama Abdelkhalik, Rush D. Robinett Iii, David Wilson
Department of Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics Publications
The dynamic model of Wave Energy Converters (WECs) may have nonlinearities due to several reasons such as a nonuniform buoy shape and/or nonlinear power takeoff units. This paper presents the Hamiltonian Surface-Shaping (HSS) approach as a tool for the analysis and design of nonlinear control of WECs. The Hamiltonian represents the stored energy in the system and can be constructed as a function of the WEC’s system states, its position, and velocity. The Hamiltonian surface is defined by the energy storage, while the system trajectories are constrained to this surface and determined by the power flows of the ...
In Situ Mechanical Characterization Of The Mixed- Mode Fracture Strength Of The Cu/Si Interface For Tsv Structures, 2019 Missouri University of Science and Technology
In Situ Mechanical Characterization Of The Mixed- Mode Fracture Strength Of The Cu/Si Interface For Tsv Structures, Chenglin Wu, Congjie Wei, Yanxiao Li
Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering Faculty Research & Creative Works
In situ nanoindentation experiments have been widely adopted to characterize material behaviors of microelectronic devices. This work introduces the latest developments of nanoindentation experiments in the characterization of nonlinear material properties of 3D integrated microelectronic devices using the through-silicon via (TSV) technique. The elastic, plastic, and interfacial fracture behavior of the copper via and matrix via interface were characterized using small-scale specimens prepared with a focused ion beam (FIB) and nanoindentation experiments. A brittle interfacial fracture was found at the Cu/Si interface under mixed-mode loading with a phase angle ranging from 16.7° to 83.7°. The mixed-mode fracture ...
Fe Modeling Methodology For Load Analysis And Preliminary Sizing Of Aircraft Wing Structure, 2019 Defense Acquisition Program Administration
Fe Modeling Methodology For Load Analysis And Preliminary Sizing Of Aircraft Wing Structure, Jun Hwan Jang, Sang Ho Ahn
International Journal of Aviation, Aeronautics, and Aerospace
It is a critical part at the basic design phase of aircraft structural design to build a finite element model and it will have a direct impact on time and cost for airframe structure development. In addition, the objective of finite element model will be varied depending on each design review phase and the modelling methodology varied accordingly. In order to build an effective and economic finite element model, it is required to develop adequate level of modelling methodology based on each design phase and its objectives. Therefore, in this paper, the finite element modeling methodology was presented for internal ...
Call For Abstracts - Resrb 2019, July 8-9, Wrocław, Poland, 2018 Wojciech Budzianowski Consulting Services
Call For Abstracts - Resrb 2019, July 8-9, Wrocław, Poland, Wojciech M. Budzianowski
No abstract provided.
Reinventing The Wheel, 2018 California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
Reinventing The Wheel, Esther K. Unti, Ahmed Z. Shorab, Patrick B. Kragen, Adam M. Menashe
Reinventing the Wheel selected tires and designed wheels for the 2018 Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo Formula SAE combustion vehicle. Available tire options were evaluated for steady-state and transient performance as well as vehicle integration. A single-piece composite wheel with hollow spokes was designed to meet stiffness, strength, and tolerance requirements. A detailed study of wheel loading and geometric structural efficiency was performed. Finite element analysis was used to iterate the geometry and laminate. A two-piece male mold was designed and machined to manufacture the wheel. Removable silicone inserts were used to create the hollow spokes.
Comparative Study Of Power Semiconductor Devices In A Multilevel Cascaded H-Bridge Inverter, 2018 University of Arkansas, Fayetteville
Comparative Study Of Power Semiconductor Devices In A Multilevel Cascaded H-Bridge Inverter, Kenneth Mordi
Theses and Dissertations
This thesis compares the performance of a nine-level transformerless cascaded H-bridge (CHB) inverter with integrated battery energy storage system (BESS) using SiC power MOSFETs and Si IGBTs. Two crucial performance drivers for inverter applications are power loss and efficiency. Both of these are investigated in this thesis. Power devices with similar voltage and current ratings are used in the same inverter topology, and the performance of each device is analyzed with respect to switching frequency and operating temperature. The loss measurements and characteristics within the inverter are discussed. The Saber® simulation software was used for the comparisons. The power MOSFET ...
Method To Provide Meta-Stable Operation Of Dc Microgrid Comprising A Pulsed Load, 2018 Michigan Technological University
Method To Provide Meta-Stable Operation Of Dc Microgrid Comprising A Pulsed Load, David G. Wilson, Wayne Weaver, Rush D. Robinett Iii, Ronald Matthews, Steven F. Glover
Michigan Tech Patents
A Hamiltonian surface shaping power flow control (HSSPFC) method is used to analyze the meta-stability and adjust pulsed power loads on a DC electric power distribution network. Pulsed power loads are nonlinear, time-variant systems that cause nonlinear limit-cycles. During the on periods of a pulsed load, the system can be in an unstable state and is damped back to stability during the off state of the load. Therefore, over the entire period of the pulse the system may only be assessed as meta-stable. As shown through simulation, HIL and hardware results, the HSSPFC method is more accurate than the other ...
Modeling Sulfate Attack In Modern Concrete For Building Sustainable And Resilient Infrastructure, 2018 Texas A&M University
Modeling Sulfate Attack In Modern Concrete For Building Sustainable And Resilient Infrastructure, Zachary Grasley
External sulfate attack is a complex phenomenon and is manifested in the form of large expansion, cracking, and spalling depending on the exposure solution and material constituent properties. Several models were developed in the past to demonstrate sulfate attack mechanisms that account for the diffusion of sulfate ions into the porous concrete and the successive deformation triggered by the chemical reaction and precipitation of expansive agents. However, none of these models accounts for the effect of the migration of solvent water from the low solute concentration solution to high solute concentration solution driven by the osmotic pressure. Osmotic pressure is ...
Experimental Tests And Numerical Simulations For Failure Investigation On Corrugated Boxes Used On Household Appliance Packaging, Diego Fernandes Rodrigues, José Carlos Pereira
Journal of Applied Packaging Research
Packages made of corrugated paper are fundamental to the protection, transportation and handling of the appliance product market. During the storage and sales stages of a product, the package must resist compressive loads in different directions beyond moderate impacts. In this context, the objective of this work is to develop and implement a post-processor that allows the simultaneous analysis of two of the most common failure modes of packages made of corrugated paper: failure due to tensile or compressive stress limit, and failure due to local buckling, when the buckling of the faces of the corrugated paper between two peaks ...
Microstructure Design Using Graphs, 2018 Iowa State University
Microstructure Design Using Graphs, Pengfei Du, Adrian Zebrowski, Jaroslaw Zola, Baskar Ganapathysubramanian, Olga Wodo
Mechanical Engineering Publications
Thin films with tailored microstructures are an emerging class of materials with applications such as battery electrodes, organic electronics, and biosensors. Such thin film devices typically exhibit a multi-phase microstructure that is confined, and show large anisotropy. Current approaches to microstructure design focus on optimizing bulk properties, by tuning features that are statistically averaged over a representative volume. Here, we report a tool for morphogenesis posed as a graph-based optimization problem that evolves microstructures recognizing confinement and anisotropy constraints. We illustrate the approach by designing optimized morphologies for photovoltaic applications, and evolve an initial morphology into an optimized morphology exhibiting ...
Pnnl Dark Matter Bubble Chamber, 2018 STAR Program
Pnnl Dark Matter Bubble Chamber, Ryan Robinson
STAR (STEM Teacher and Researcher) Presentations
The Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) prototype bubble chamber is intended to address issues encountered with the current PICO dark matter search detectors and improve the functionality of future experimental designs. The PNNL bubble chamber accomplishes this with a simplified interface between the hydraulic pressure controls and the target vessel and altering the standard chamber design such that it can be easily exchanged and replaced with vessels of various sizes and materials for testing purposes. The chamber itself is a glass vessel which houses perfluorobutane and holds the target fluid above room temperature and atmospheric pressure. The target fluid becomes ...
Energy Conversion System For Travelers (Ecost), 2018 Chulalongkorn University Demonstration Secondary School
Energy Conversion System For Travelers (Ecost), Thipok Bovornratanaraks
The International Student Science Fair 2018
We have innovated “The Energy Conversion System for Travelers” or the ECoST. With the fact that most travelers have wheeled cabin-bags, whilst walking, the wheels will rotate so why don’t we harvest electricity from this kinetic energy? We thus install our innovation, the ECoST, to the bag to generate electricity from the spinning wheels. The electricity is then kept in the storage unit and ready to charge your empty battery devices in an emergency case via a USB port. To make life easy, our ECoST was designed to replicate the power bank charging method; therefore, we can charge it ...
Effect Of Material Viscoelasticity On Frequency Tuning Of Dielectric Elastomer Membrane Resonators, 2018 The University of Western Ontario
Effect Of Material Viscoelasticity On Frequency Tuning Of Dielectric Elastomer Membrane Resonators, Liyang Tian
Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository
Dielectric elastomers (DEs) capable of large voltage-induced deformation show promise for applications such as resonators and oscillators. However, the dynamic performance of such vibrational devices is not only strongly affected by the nonlinear electromechanical coupling and material hyperelasticity, but also significantly by the material viscoelasticity. The material viscoelasticity of DEs originates from the highly mobile polymer chains that constitute the polymer networks of the DE. Moreover, due to the multiple viscous polymer subnetworks, DEs possess multiple relaxation processes. Therefore, in order to predict the dynamic performance of DE-based devices, a theoretical model that accounts for the multiple relaxation processes is ...
Adaptive Observers For Structural Health Monitoring Of High-Rate, Time-Varying Dynamic Systems, 2018 University of Dayton Research Institute
Adaptive Observers For Structural Health Monitoring Of High-Rate, Time-Varying Dynamic Systems, B. S. Joyce, J. Hong, J. C. Dodson, J. C. Wolfson, Simon Laflamme
Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering Conference Presentations and Proceedings
Safe and reliable operation of hypersonic aircraft, space structures, advanced weapon systems, and other high-rate dynamic systems depends on advances in state estimators and damage detection algorithms. High-rate dynamic systems have rapidly changing input forces, rate-dependent and time-varying structural parameters, and uncertainties in material and structural properties. While current structural health monitoring (SHM) techniques can assess damage on the order of seconds to minutes, complex high-rate structures require SHM methods that detect, locate, and quantify damage or changes in the structure’s configuration on the microsecond timescale.
This paper discusses the importance of microsecond structural health monitoring (μSHM) and some ...
Lamb Waves With Conical Dispersion At Zero Wavenumber, 2018 University of Colorado at Boulder
Lamb Waves With Conical Dispersion At Zero Wavenumber, David M. Stobbe
Mechanical Engineering Graduate Theses & Dissertations
Lamb waves are guided elastic waves in plates. These waves are dispersive, with the frequency and wavenumber related by the well-known Rayleigh-Lamb equation. Generally, at zero wavenumber the dispersion curves are parabolic and the waves are non-propagating thickness resonances. For distinct values of Poisson’s ratio, however, degeneracy can occur between thickness resonance modes. At these coincidence frequencies the dispersion curves become linear and in a three-dimensional representation the dispersion surface is shaped like a cone. This behavior is referred to as conical dispersion. Waves excited at coincidence frequencies maintain the infinite phase velocity associated with thickness resonances but transport ...
Experimental Validation For The Theory Of Blisters’ Instabilities, 2018 University of Colorado at Boulder
Experimental Validation For The Theory Of Blisters’ Instabilities, Hongtian Zhu
Mechanical Engineering Graduate Theses & Dissertations
Blister formation is a universal problem that can be witnessed within a wide range of contents. It is first documented as a side effect of syringomyelia and other diseases. Later on, the forming of blisters are also observed during the cell apoptosis, which leads to the hypothesis that it could have some intricate relationships with the death of living organisms. Other than biological problems, blister forming is also a common phenomenon in thin film technologies. Therefore, the research in the forming of blisters is essential and critical in both engineering and science fields.
In this thesis, we study the problem ...
Computational Dynamics And Virtual Dragline Simulation For Extended Rope Service Life, 2018 Missouri University of Science and Technology
Computational Dynamics And Virtual Dragline Simulation For Extended Rope Service Life, Muhammad Wardeh
"The dragline machinery is one of the largest equipment for stripping overburden materials in surface mining operations. Its effectiveness requires rigorous kinematic and dynamic analyses. Current dragline research studies are limited in computational dynamic modeling because they eliminate important structural components from the front-end assembly. Thus, the derived kinematic, dynamic and stress intensity models fail to capture the true response of the dragline under full operating cycle conditions. This research study advances a new and robust computational dynamic model of the dragline front-end assembly using Kane's method. The model is a 3-DOF dynamic model that describes the spatial kinematics ...
A Framework For Isogeometric-Analysis-Based Design And Optimization Of Wind Turbine Blades, 2018 Iowa State University
A Framework For Isogeometric-Analysis-Based Design And Optimization Of Wind Turbine Blades, Austin Herrema
Graduate Theses and Dissertations
Typical wind turbine blade design procedures employ reduced-order models almost exclusively for early-stage design; high-fidelity, finite-element-based procedures are reserved for later design stages because they entail complex workflows, large volumes of data, and significant computational expense. Yet, high-fidelity structural analyses often provide design-governing feedback such as buckling load factors. Mitigation of the issues of workflow complexity, data volume, and computational expense would allow designers to utilize high-fidelity structural analysis feedback earlier, more easily, and more often in the design process. Thus, this work presents a blade analysis framework which employs isogeometric analysis (IGA), a simulation method that overcomes many of ...
Numerical Analysis Of A Non-Polymeric Double-Network Composite, 2018 Iowa State University
Numerical Analysis Of A Non-Polymeric Double-Network Composite, Qitong Yao
Graduate Theses and Dissertations
Double-network hydrogels have drawn much attention for its combined mechanical properties of high stretchability and high mechanical strength and numerous studies have been conducted on these hydrogels with specific emphasis on gel compositions and mechanisms. Additionally, there are also reports on application of double-network gel mechanisms on macro composites which achieved similar results as in the gels. In this thesis, a series of numerical simulations on designing and tuning of a double-network hydrogel inspired non-polymeric composite formed with a coiled serpentine network acting as the long-chain and a solid plate acting as the short-chain are presented. The simulation results show ...