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Zero Energy Ready Multifamily Dwellings For The Redevelopment Of Downtown Knoxville, Tn, William Twickler, Ben Webb, Georgia White 2015 University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Zero Energy Ready Multifamily Dwellings For The Redevelopment Of Downtown Knoxville, Tn, William Twickler, Ben Webb, Georgia White

University of Tennessee Honors Thesis Projects

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Simulation Of An Air Cooled Single-Effect Solar Absorption Cooling System With Evacuated Tube Collectors, Mohsen Jahandardoost 2015 University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Simulation Of An Air Cooled Single-Effect Solar Absorption Cooling System With Evacuated Tube Collectors, Mohsen Jahandardoost

UNLV Theses/Dissertations/Professional Papers/Capstones

Consistently increasing CO2 emission and ozone depletion from synthetic refrigerants are serious environmental issues challenging the scientific community. Absorption cooling systems give scope of utilizing low grade energy source for generating cooling effect. Solar energy is one of these low grade energy sources and with considering the fact that cooling demand increases with the intensity of solar radiation, solar refrigeration has been considered as a logical solution.

This thesis consists of two different simulation stages, in the first stage, a single effect lithium bromide absorption cooling system with constant cooling capacity is modeled and the effect of ambient and generator ...


An Energy Cube Project For Teaching Engineering Design Process, Fionnuala C. Farrell, Shannon Chance, Micheal P. O'Flaherty 2015 Dublin Institute of Technology

An Energy Cube Project For Teaching Engineering Design Process, Fionnuala C. Farrell, Shannon Chance, Micheal P. O'Flaherty

Conference Papers

This year, the College of Engineering and the Built Environment at our institute inaugurated a new Common First Year design project module that helps inform students in the selection of a specific engineering discipline. Each student, prior to selecting their bachelor’s specialism, completes three group-based design projects: a bridge design project (to familiarise students with civil and structural engineering), a RoboSumo project (involving robotics, programming, electrical and electronics engineering), and an Energy Cube project (introducing fundamentals of mechanical, manufacturing and design, and building services engineering). This paper focuses on how the engineering design process was taught via the Energy ...


Three-Dimensional Scaffolds Of Graphene, Carbon Nanotubes And Transition-Metal Oxides For Applications In Electronics, Sensors And Energy Storage, Gilbert N. Mbah 2015 University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Three-Dimensional Scaffolds Of Graphene, Carbon Nanotubes And Transition-Metal Oxides For Applications In Electronics, Sensors And Energy Storage, Gilbert N. Mbah

Student Research Projects, Dissertations, and Theses - Chemistry Department

Electronics, sensors and energy storage devices are the new waves behind economic development, security and communication1. Engineering small sizes of electronic, sensors and energy storage devices is the hurdle limiting efficient, portable and vast applications of Nano-devices for economic, security and communication advancement2. Silicon the major material used in transistors has approached its limit to fabricated Nano-devices3. The discovery of free standing, one atomic layer thick and two-dimensional graphene sheets with high conductivity, inert, high specific surface area, stable and high tensile strength material in 2004 has shown capabilities to replaced silicon in electronics, sensors and energy ...


Investigation About The Characterization Of Machine Tool Spindle Stiffness For Intelligent Cnc End Milling, 2015 SelectedWorks

Investigation About The Characterization Of Machine Tool Spindle Stiffness For Intelligent Cnc End Milling

Faculty of Engineering University of Malaya

This paper describes how to investigate the characterization of the machine tool spindle stiffness in radial direction for precise monitoring of cutting forces in end milling process by using displacement sensors. Four sensitive eddy-current displacement sensors are installed on the spindle housing of a machining center so that they can detect the radial motion of the rotating spindle. Thermocouples are also attached to the spindle structure, and the stability of the displacement sensing is examined. The change in spindle stiffness due to the spindle temperature and the speed is investigated. Finally, monitoring results of small and medium scale cutting forces ...


Development Of A National Anthropogenic Heating Database With An Extrapolation For International Cities, David J. Sailor, Matei Georgescu, Jeffrey M. Milne, Melissa A. Hart 2015 Portland State University

Development Of A National Anthropogenic Heating Database With An Extrapolation For International Cities, David J. Sailor, Matei Georgescu, Jeffrey M. Milne, Melissa A. Hart

Mechanical and Materials Engineering Faculty Publications and Presentations

Given increasing utility of numerical models to examine urban impacts on meteorology and climate, there exists an urgent need for accurate representation of seasonally and diurnally varying anthropogenic heating data, an important component of the urban energy budget for cities across the world. Incorporation of anthropogenic heating data as inputs to existing climate modeling systems has direct societal implications ranging from improved prediction of energy demand to health assessment, but such data are lacking for most cities. To address this deficiency we have applied a standardized procedure to develop a national database of seasonally and diurnally varying anthropogenic heating profiles ...


Severity And Growth Evaluation Of Rail Corrugations On Sharp Curves Using Wheel/Rail Interaction, Sakdirat Kaewunruen, Steve Marich 2015 University of Birmingham

Severity And Growth Evaluation Of Rail Corrugations On Sharp Curves Using Wheel/Rail Interaction, Sakdirat Kaewunruen, Steve Marich

Sakdirat Kaewunruen

A railway network generally spans over a large distance so the structural health monitoring of such a rail infrastructure system is one of the critical challenges in rail industry practice. Especially in an underground/subway or elevated system, the facilities, resources and time period permitted for critical infrastructure inspection and maintenance is considerably limited. As a result, the automated inspection system of railway is in very high demand. Rail corrugation defect is the periodic, undulated or wave-like vertical alignment of rail surface. The wavelength and severity of rail corrugations is dependant to track structure, track geometry, traction system, rail vehicle ...


Rail Squats: Understand Its Causes, Severity, And Non-Destructive Evaluation Techniques, Sakdirat Kaewunruen, Makoto Ishida 2015 University of Birmingham

Rail Squats: Understand Its Causes, Severity, And Non-Destructive Evaluation Techniques, Sakdirat Kaewunruen, Makoto Ishida

Sakdirat Kaewunruen

Generally, rail squats are defined by the growth of any cracks that have grown longitudinally through the rail subsurface and some of the cracks propagating to the bottom of rails transversely have branched from initial longitudinal cracks with a depression of rail surface. The rail defects are commonly referred to as ‘squats’ when they were initiated from damage caused by rolling contact fatigue, and as ‘studs’ when they were associated with white etching layer caused by the transform from pearlitic steel due to friction heat generated by wheel sliding or excessive traction. Such rail surface defect induces wheel/rail impact ...


Design & Analysis Of Ø40” X 80” Conventional Sugar Mill Head Stock., Santosh Y. Salunkhe 2015 Department of Sugar Engineering, Walchandnagar Industries Ltd

Design & Analysis Of Ø40” X 80” Conventional Sugar Mill Head Stock., Santosh Y. Salunkhe

Innovative Research Publications IRP India

Sugar mill head stock play a significant role in the sugar plant as they have to sustain the forces experienced by the rollers while extracting juice from the cane. The present analysis related to modification in sugar mill head stock Ø40”X80”. This paper describes the advantages of using Ø40”X80” mill head stocks by designing & analysis by ANSYS software. In this study theoretical study has been done considering the Bending moment & force polygon diagrams. Bending moment factor which helps in finding actual results. By changing various parameters the performance of mill head stocks is studies using static structural analysis ...


Responses Of Ka’Oje Metallurgical Manganese Ore To Gravity Concentration Techniques, R. A. Muriana 2015 Federal University of Technology, Minna, Nigeria

Responses Of Ka’Oje Metallurgical Manganese Ore To Gravity Concentration Techniques, R. A. Muriana

Innovative Research Publications IRP India

Metallurgical manganese ore samples from Ka’oje (Nigeria) were enriched to higher Metallurgical grades during wet gravity separation techniques which included Jigging and Tabling operations. As-mined samples S1 (36.83%MnO), S2 (47.85%MnO), S3 (58.85%MnO) and S4 (54.96%MnO) were dressed and screened to -780+500 μm, -500+355μm, -355+250 μm, -250+192 μm and -192 μm particle size ranges. Obtained Jigging test concentrates assayed 51.54% MnO minimum recovery level with an enrichment ratio (ER) of 1.02; while Tabling operation concentrates assayed 91.11% MnO maximum recovery and 1.14 ER value ...


Electromagnetic Interference Shielding Of Mwcnt/ Mu-Metal/Polyvinylidene Fluoride Nanocomposite, C. Sarala Rubi, S. Gowthaman, N. G. Renganathan 2015 Vel Tech University, Tamil Nadu, India

Electromagnetic Interference Shielding Of Mwcnt/ Mu-Metal/Polyvinylidene Fluoride Nanocomposite, C. Sarala Rubi, S. Gowthaman, N. G. Renganathan

Innovative Research Publications IRP India

Electromagnetic Interference (EMI) Shielding material containing a blend of multi walled carbon nano tube (MWCNT) and mumetal has been prepared and their electromagnetic shielding capabilities were characterised through XRD, SEM, EDAX, etc. The shielding effectiveness (SE) was measured using vector network analyser in X-band frequency range (8-12 GHz).


Sample Size Effect On Combustion Analysis, Osueke C. O, Uguru Okorie Daniel, Aondoyila Kuhe 2015 Landmark University, Omu Aran, Kwara State, Nigeria

Sample Size Effect On Combustion Analysis, Osueke C. O, Uguru Okorie Daniel, Aondoyila Kuhe

Innovative Research Publications IRP India

Engine parameters vary from one cycle to the other and this makes engine analysis with data from a single working cycle insufficient in capturing or modelling an engine behaviour. The variation observed in engine has necessitated the use sample sizes of data obtained during an engine operation to obtain results that are representative of the engine being investigated. Research has shown that the use of very large data sample size increases the storage needed and processing time and does not necessary give better results over results obtained with lesser sample sizes. The number of sample size to use for analysis ...


Effects Of Heat-Treatments On Tensile Strength And Electrical Conductivity Of Locally Formulated Al-Ni Alloys, R. A. Muriana, O. K. Abubakre, S. B. Tajiri 2015 Federal University of Technology, Minna, Nigeria

Effects Of Heat-Treatments On Tensile Strength And Electrical Conductivity Of Locally Formulated Al-Ni Alloys, R. A. Muriana, O. K. Abubakre, S. B. Tajiri

Innovative Research Publications IRP India

This Paper investigated effects of annealing and age hardening on the ultimate tensile strength (UTS) and electrical conductivity of aluminium-nickel cast using sand mould. Pure aluminium melt was alloyed with nickel, which was added in 2% to 10% step 2. Annealing and age hardenings were carried out and obtained results showed that Al-2%Ni alloy has the highest UTS of 604.44MPa. On the other hand, Al-6%Ni Annealed alloy has the highest electrical conductivity, with a value of 6.15 × 107 S/m. The Al-4%Ni alloy combined both high strength and conductivity, having UTS of 603.28MPa and ...


Induction Hardening And Microstructure Analysis Of Micro-Alloyed Steel Roller Shaft Of An Undercarriage, S. Gajanana, B. Suresh Kumar Reddy, T. Shivendra Lohit, K. Anil Kumar Reddy, Ankur Jain 2015 M.V.S.R. Engineering College, Nadergul,

Induction Hardening And Microstructure Analysis Of Micro-Alloyed Steel Roller Shaft Of An Undercarriage, S. Gajanana, B. Suresh Kumar Reddy, T. Shivendra Lohit, K. Anil Kumar Reddy, Ankur Jain

Innovative Research Publications IRP India

The current work focuses on study of input parameters of induction hardening process of micro-alloyed steel roller shaft of an Undercarriage. Regression relation is generated for hardness using Response Surface Methodology (RSM) by using Design Expert Software as a tool for optimization. Further, the micro structure of selected shafts was analyzed.


Production & Process Optimization Of Micro Alloyed Steel Roller Shaft Of An Under Carriage, S. Gajanana, Kulkarni Rahul, Shreyas Gampa, Tharun Vempati, JV Srinath 2015 M.V.S.R. Engineering College, Nadergul, Hyderabad-501510, Telangana, India

Production & Process Optimization Of Micro Alloyed Steel Roller Shaft Of An Under Carriage, S. Gajanana, Kulkarni Rahul, Shreyas Gampa, Tharun Vempati, Jv Srinath

Innovative Research Publications IRP India

Manufacturing or production is one of the most important sectors of any field. It involves various steps or processes to convert raw materials into finished products. With the more precise demands of modern engineering products and competition to provide good quality, the surface finish, dimensional accuracy along with metal removal rate (MRR) plays a very important role. The selection of optimum cutting conditions (depth of cut, feed and speed) is an important element of process planning for every machining operation. In order to optimize the output parameters i.e., MRR, power consumption and surface roughness, the process variables are varied ...


Comparative Study Of The Energy Absorption Capacities Of Xps And Xpe Foam Filled Aluminium Square Tubes Under Quasi-Static Axial Compression, Suman Bargav. R, Venkataswamy. K. S, Suresh P. M 2015 KSIT, Bangalore

Comparative Study Of The Energy Absorption Capacities Of Xps And Xpe Foam Filled Aluminium Square Tubes Under Quasi-Static Axial Compression, Suman Bargav. R, Venkataswamy. K. S, Suresh P. M

Innovative Research Publications IRP India

Quasi-static compression tests were performed on empty and foam filled Aluminium square tubes. Two different foam types: Extended Polystyrene (XPS) and Extended Polyethylene (XPE) were used to fill the empty tubes. In this paper experimental and numerical simulations were performed to investigate the effect of foam filling on crashworthiness parameters.


Resilience-Based Design Of Precast Steel-Concrete Composites For Railway Track Slabs, Sakdirat Kaewunruen, Dane WP Griffin, Olivia Mirza, Kenny Kwok 2015 University of Birmingham

Resilience-Based Design Of Precast Steel-Concrete Composites For Railway Track Slabs, Sakdirat Kaewunruen, Dane Wp Griffin, Olivia Mirza, Kenny Kwok

Sakdirat Kaewunruen

The relatively high turnover of timber sleepers (crossties in a plain track), bearers (skeleton ties in a turnout), and transoms (bridge cross beams) is responsible for producing greenhouse gas emissions 6 times greater than an equivalent reinforced concrete counterparts. This paper presents an innovative solution for the replacement of aging timber transoms installed on existing railway bridges along with the incorporation of a continuous walkway platform, which is proven to provide environmental, safety and financial benefits. Recent developments for alternative composite materials to replace timber components in railway infrastructure construction and maintenance demonstrate some compatibility issues with track stiffness as ...


Design Of Holes And Web Openings In Railway Prestressed Concrete Sleepers, Erosha Kahawatta Gamage, Sakdirat Kaewunruen, Alex M. Remennikov 2015 University of Birmingham

Design Of Holes And Web Openings In Railway Prestressed Concrete Sleepers, Erosha Kahawatta Gamage, Sakdirat Kaewunruen, Alex M. Remennikov

Sakdirat Kaewunruen

As the crosstie beam in railway track systems, the prestressed concrete sleepers (or railroad ties) are principally designed in order to carry wheel loads from the rails to the ground. Their design takes into account static and dynamic loading conditions. It is evident that prestressed concrete has played a significant role as to maintain the high endurance of the sleepers under low to moderate repeated impact loads. In spite of the most common use of the prestressed concrete sleepers in railway tracks, there have always been many demands from rail engineers to improve serviceability and functionality of concrete sleepers. For ...


Computational Fluid Dynamics Study Of Balloon System Tethered To A Stratosail, Jayakanth Loganathan, Kian-Meng Lim, Heow Pueh Lee, Boo Cheong Khoo 2015 National University of Signapore

Computational Fluid Dynamics Study Of Balloon System Tethered To A Stratosail, Jayakanth Loganathan, Kian-Meng Lim, Heow Pueh Lee, Boo Cheong Khoo

2015 Academic High Altitude Conference

In this paper, we present a numerical study of a stratospheric balloon system tethered to a passive device, known as the Stratosail, for station-keeping operation. For scientific applications, stratospheric balloons that operate at altitudes between 15 and 20 km will need to maintain station over a fixed point above the earth for a prescribed period of time. This is a challenging problem due to the limitation of payloads and lack of an energy source. The present study uses computational fluid dynamics (CFD) simulations to analyze the drift velocity of such a balloon-Stratosail system under typical wind conditions in the stratosphere ...


Design And Implementation Of An Interactive Animatronic System For Guest Response Analysis, Brian Burns 2015 Georgia Southern University

Design And Implementation Of An Interactive Animatronic System For Guest Response Analysis, Brian Burns

Phi Kappa Phi Research Symposium

In theme park based entertainment applications, there is a need for interactive, autonomous animatronic systems to create engaging and compelling experiences for the guests. The animatronic figures must identify the guests and recognize their status in dynamic interactions for enhanced acceptance and effectiveness as socially interactive agents, in the general framework of human-robot interactions. The design and implementation of an interactive, autonomous animatronic system in form of a tabletop dragon, Kronos, and the comparisons of guest responses in its passive and interactive modes are presented in this work. The dragon capabilities include a four degrees-of-freedom head, moving wings, tail, jaw ...


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