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The Development Of A Solar System Capable Of Producing 10% And 50% Of Bowling Greeen State University’S Total Electrical Requirements, Scott Subler 2015 SelectedWorks

The Development Of A Solar System Capable Of Producing 10% And 50% Of Bowling Greeen State University’S Total Electrical Requirements, Scott Subler

Scott Subler

No abstract provided.


A Reversible And Stable Flake-Like Licoo2 Cathode For Lithium Ion Batteries, Tao Wei, Rui Zeng, Yongming Sun, Yunhui Huang, Kevin Huang 2014 University of South Carolina

A Reversible And Stable Flake-Like Licoo2 Cathode For Lithium Ion Batteries, Tao Wei, Rui Zeng, Yongming Sun, Yunhui Huang, Kevin Huang

Faculty Publications

A dense and thick flake-like cathode structure was demonstrated to have a preferential crystallographic orientation for Li+ migration and a better tolerance to cracking, both of which enable a reversible and stable capacity at moderate rates from 0.1 to 2 C.


Developing A Wireless Sensor Network Programming Language Application Guide Using Memsic Devices And Labview, Xiao Xie 2014 Bowling Green State University

Developing A Wireless Sensor Network Programming Language Application Guide Using Memsic Devices And Labview, Xiao Xie

Master of Technology Management Plan II Graduate Projects

The principal objective of this project is to develop a wireless sensor network (WSN) programming language application guide for junior and senior undergraduate students in College of Technology, Architecture and Applied Engineering in Bowling Green State University. Memsic device, MoteWorks and LabVIEW software are used to conduct experiments in developing WSN applications after both software and hardware platform are verified to be usable with experimental and statistical analysis. The guide is divided into six chapters including both theoretical knowledge and practical experiments in WSN area. Programs, both in nesC language and LabVIEW are improved from previous work, tested to run ...


Automatic Dog Exerciser: Engineering Design Final Report, Lauren I. Powell, Chad C. Clark, David J. Richmond, Michael Knoedel 2014 Washington University in St. Louis

Automatic Dog Exerciser: Engineering Design Final Report, Lauren I. Powell, Chad C. Clark, David J. Richmond, Michael Knoedel

Mechanical Engineering Design Project Class

No abstract provided.


Toy Train Group Ii, Track Laying Train, William Andersen, Jordan Zwetchkenbaum, Chiamaka Asinugo 2014 Washington University in St. Louis

Toy Train Group Ii, Track Laying Train, William Andersen, Jordan Zwetchkenbaum, Chiamaka Asinugo

Mechanical Engineering Design Project Class

No abstract provided.


Evaluation Of The Mass Transfer Effect Of The Stalk Contraction-Relaxation Cycle Of Vorticella Convallaria, Jiazhong Zhou 2014 University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Evaluation Of The Mass Transfer Effect Of The Stalk Contraction-Relaxation Cycle Of Vorticella Convallaria, Jiazhong Zhou

Mechanical (and Materials) Engineering -- Dissertations, Theses, and Student Research

Vorticella convallaria is a genus of protozoa living in fresh water. It has a bell-shaped zooid equipped with adoral ciliary bands and a contractile stalk tethering the zooid to a substrate. Vorticella is regarded as a biological spring because its contractile stalk can pull the zooid towards the substrate at a remarkably high speed and then relaxes to its extended state much more slowly. However, reasons for Vorticella’s stalk contraction are still unknown. It is presumed that the flow field induced by the contraction-relaxation cycle of Vorticella would augment mass transfer effect near the substrate. We investigated this hypothesis ...


A Microstructural Constitutive Framework For Injured Ligament, Christina J. Stender, Evan Rust, Raquel J. Brown, Trevor J. Lujan 2014 Boise State University

A Microstructural Constitutive Framework For Injured Ligament, Christina J. Stender, Evan Rust, Raquel J. Brown, Trevor J. Lujan

Biomolecular Research Center Student Presentations

No abstract provided.


Treadle Driven Drill Press: Group 2, Catherine S. Page, Matthew F. Savage, Michael J. Auron 2014 Washington University in St. Louis

Treadle Driven Drill Press: Group 2, Catherine S. Page, Matthew F. Savage, Michael J. Auron

Mechanical Engineering Design Project Class

No abstract provided.


Mems 411 Rc Glider 2.0 Senior Design Project, Armando Gallegos, Sayan Patra, Reggie S. Clark, Diego Alarcon 2014 Washington University in St. Louis

Mems 411 Rc Glider 2.0 Senior Design Project, Armando Gallegos, Sayan Patra, Reggie S. Clark, Diego Alarcon

Mechanical Engineering Design Project Class

Design a radio controlled scale model glider with a true "morphing" wing.


Toy Train Group 1, Peter A. Szostak, Chris Levin, Chris Haeberle 2014 Washington University in St. Louis

Toy Train Group 1, Peter A. Szostak, Chris Levin, Chris Haeberle

Mechanical Engineering Design Project Class

Create a toy train that lays its own tracks.


Team Sunflower - Solar Tracker Team 2, Lindsey Warden, Laura Scott, Ethan Glassman, Max Kapczynski 2014 Washington University in St. Louis

Team Sunflower - Solar Tracker Team 2, Lindsey Warden, Laura Scott, Ethan Glassman, Max Kapczynski

Mechanical Engineering Design Project Class

Our design problem was to create a solar radiation tracking device. The primary goal of this device was to keep a solar panel perpendicular to the solar radiation with 95% efficiency throughout the day. The tracker had to be able to account for the sun’s seasonal angle in St. Louis, and the design would be even better if it could account for the sun’s seasonal angle at any latitude. Another important aspect of the solar tracker design was that it must be able to reset itself each day for the sunrise without human input. Other aspects to consider ...


Mems 411 Senior Design: Wind Powered Walking Robot, Timothy J. Elliott, Kenna Middleton, Jose Rodes 2014 Washington University in St. Louis

Mems 411 Senior Design: Wind Powered Walking Robot, Timothy J. Elliott, Kenna Middleton, Jose Rodes

Mechanical Engineering Design Project Class

Build a ‘Machine That Walks’ using leg like linkages that is only powered by wind. It must walk a minimum of 4 meters to prove that it is capable of walking and at least half of the materials used must be recyclable or reusable within the greater St. Louis area. The machine must not exceed 10 kg and must fit in the volume of 30 cm x 60 cm x 40 cm and must be unable to be easily knocked over.


Bicycle-Driven Water Pump Group 3, Brent K. Auyong, Michael Park, James Weber 2014 Washington University in St. Louis

Bicycle-Driven Water Pump Group 3, Brent K. Auyong, Michael Park, James Weber

Mechanical Engineering Design Project Class

According to a recent study conducted by the NOAA, water shortages are becoming a growing trend and will affect nearly 36 states in the next 5 years. As a result, people are starting to collect excess rainwater and gently used water in large rain collection barrels. In an effort to reuse water, our customer requested a bicycle-powered device to pump water from their rain collection barrel to their garden approximately 50 yards away. This device must be a one-person operation and work without electricity. By reusing water and storing them in collection barrels, the user can save up to $8 ...


Control Of Responses Of Smart Plate Structures Under Non-Stationary Random Excitations, Xiaojian Yang 2014 University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Control Of Responses Of Smart Plate Structures Under Non-Stationary Random Excitations, Xiaojian Yang

Mechanical (and Materials) Engineering -- Dissertations, Theses, and Student Research

This thesis is concerned with an investigation of the control of responses of plate structures with piezoelectric layers and under complicated excitations modeled as a non-stationary random process. The plate structures and piezoelectric layers are both discretized by the mixed formulation finite element method (FEM).

The investigation consists of three parts. The first part is a literature survey and theoretical development. The second part is the eigenvalue solution and computation of uncontrolled response statistics of laminated plate structures under nonstationary random excitations. The final part is the introduction and application of the stochastic central difference (SCD) method that was presented ...


Heat Transfer Enhancement And Applications Of Femtosecond Laser Processed Metallic Surfaces, Corey M. Kruse 2014 University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Heat Transfer Enhancement And Applications Of Femtosecond Laser Processed Metallic Surfaces, Corey M. Kruse

Mechanical (and Materials) Engineering -- Dissertations, Theses, and Student Research

In the present work, functionalized 304 stainless steel metallic surfaces were created with the use of a Femtosecond Laser Surface Processing (FLSP) technique. The laser processing technique produces self-organized micro/nanostructures on the surface. The heat transfer performance of various FLSP functionalized surfaces were characterized through pool boiling and Leidenfrost experiments. Enhancement in both the nucleate and film boiling heat transfer were observed through an increase of the critical heat flux and heat transfer coefficient as well as shifts in the Leidenfrost temperature respectively. For both experiments, a polished reference sample was used as a baseline line to compare against ...


Machine Shop Learning Kits, Samantha Kelley, Ellen Chambers 2014 California Polytechnic State University

Machine Shop Learning Kits, Samantha Kelley, Ellen Chambers

Mechanical Engineering

Currently in the Cal Poly Machine shops, students are struggling to find ways to fulfill the 10 hours of shop experience required to gain their Yellow Tag certification. Red Tag is the first level of certification students generally achieve their freshman year. It allows them to use basic machine tools such as drills, shears, benders, etc. Then after completing 10 hours of shop experience they can take the Yellow Tag test, which gains them access to use a welder, mill, and lathe. The heads of the machine shop, the shop technicians, and the mechanical engineering students will all have different ...


Compression Tester Shop Press, Colby Johnson, Brett Russon, Taylor Vandenhoek 2014 California Polytechnic State University

Compression Tester Shop Press, Colby Johnson, Brett Russon, Taylor Vandenhoek

Mechanical Engineering

A piece of machinery designed to carry out compression and bending tests on building materials constructed by the Center for Vocational Building Technologies (CVBT) in Isarn, Thailand.


Cal Poly India Project, Derek Babine, Austen Hibler, Alex Hernandez 2014 California Polytechnic State University

Cal Poly India Project, Derek Babine, Austen Hibler, Alex Hernandez

Mechanical Engineering

This report documents the research, ideation, and development of a solution, implemented by the Cal Poly India Sanitation Team per the request of Mr. Harish Bhutani, to solve the problem of hazardous human waste management in poor villages in India. The sponsor envisioned a universal design that would give each household in those villages access to a private toilet system because the current solution is open defecation in water sources and farming fields. The initial constraints required the project be low cost, not use of electricity or water, have the ability to cater to an 8-10 person household, and be ...


Mhttu Implementation Final Project Report, Angelica Ramirez, Julian Samayoa, Matt Keeble 2014 California Polytechnic State University

Mhttu Implementation Final Project Report, Angelica Ramirez, Julian Samayoa, Matt Keeble

Mechanical Engineering

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory has invested considerable effort in developing fireproof high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filters. Due to the nature of LLNL’s research, the air leaving its lab facilities must be filtered before it is released into the atmosphere; thus, each laboratory is equipped with large banks of HEPA filters through which all internal air is exhausted. Over the years, however, fires have erupted in the labs and entire banks of HEPA filters have been destroyed, resulting in repairs and crucial downtime that prove costly.

Engineers and scientists alike have been seeking a permanent solution to this problem, and ...


Semi-Automated Glass Mat Splice Operation For Asphalt Shingle Line, Justin Bracci, Harry Zhao, Chad Linafelter 2014 California Polytechnic State University

Semi-Automated Glass Mat Splice Operation For Asphalt Shingle Line, Justin Bracci, Harry Zhao, Chad Linafelter

Mechanical Engineering

The following report details the senior project sponsored by GAF Materials Corporation, Shafter, CA in regards to semi-automating a glass-mat splicing table for asphalt roofing shingle production. Herein includes details, research, design, and analysis regarding the semi-automation of the gluing processes for the splicing table. A working prototype was manufactured and tested for the future implementation onto GAF’s production line or further senior project involvement.


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