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Marangoni Propulsion Of Active Particles, Saeed Jafari Kang 2021 Michigan Technological University

Marangoni Propulsion Of Active Particles, Saeed Jafari Kang

Dissertations, Master's Theses and Master's Reports

We study the surfing motion of active particles located at a flat liquid-gas interface. The particles create and maintain a surface tension gradient by asymmetrically discharging a surface tension-reducing agent. We employ theory and numerical simulation to investigate the Marangoni propulsion of these active surfers. First, we use the reciprocal theorem to establish a relationship between the propulsion speed and the release of the active chemical. This theoretical relation is utilized to examine the effect of wall confinement and geometry on the Marangoni-driven motion of active particle when the inertial effects are negligible and when the transports of the released …


Diseño De Un Aplicativo Para El Proceso De Selección De Resortes En Dos Referencias De Puertas Automáticas, Leidy Tatiana Toro Bermúdez, Francy Stefanía Cruz Guevara 2021 Universidad de La Salle, Bogotá

Diseño De Un Aplicativo Para El Proceso De Selección De Resortes En Dos Referencias De Puertas Automáticas, Leidy Tatiana Toro Bermúdez, Francy Stefanía Cruz Guevara

Ingeniería Industrial

En este proyecto se desarrolla un aplicativo de selección de resortes para el proceso de instalación de dos referencias de puerta levadiza y basculante, para la empresa del sector metalmecánico Tecnipuertas LET, analizando la relación entre las características de la puerta: alto, ancho, peso, calibre, material y el efecto de las anteriores en los parámetros del resorte: número de vueltas, longitud, diámetro interno, externo y diámetro del alambre.

El desarrollo se llevó a cabo en tres fases en la primera se realizó el análisis del proceso de fabricación e instalación y la caracterización de los materiales; realizada mediante estudios metalográfico …


Hydraulic Vehicle Challenge, Jacob Steiner, David Kotovets, Evan Blitz, Luke Fetherston, Alex Colucy 2021 The University of Akron

Hydraulic Vehicle Challenge, Jacob Steiner, David Kotovets, Evan Blitz, Luke Fetherston, Alex Colucy

Williams Honors College, Honors Research Projects

The target goal of this project is for a team of students to design a vehicle which is based on human power as the primary mover of the system and achieves vehicle propulsion through the required use of hydraulics and pneumatics. In summary, the rider will power a pump that will generate pressure in order to move the fluid that drives the motor. This will result in the powered rotation of the wheels. As there are many possible designs, naturally, this means that the final design for the vehicle will have specific limitations such as weight and the required use …


Design For Additive Manufacturing (3d Printing), Michael O'Donnell, Michael J. Levy 2021 University of Akron

Design For Additive Manufacturing (3d Printing), Michael O'Donnell, Michael J. Levy

Williams Honors College, Honors Research Projects

The goal of this project is to study the performance of a 3D printed mechanical part subjected to topology optimization. A part that is somewhat complex in its load bearing and geometry will be selected. That part will then be designed, finite element analysis will be performed on it to optimize its topology, and then it will be 3D printed and tested. The goal of topology optimization is to either save material cost and/or part weight due to the ability of 3D printing to manufacture parts with complex and obscure geometry.


Golf Ball Mark Repair Tool, Peter Gildea, Jacob Cunningham, Simon Aramouni, Michael Buckley, Andrew Perez 2021 The University of Akron

Golf Ball Mark Repair Tool, Peter Gildea, Jacob Cunningham, Simon Aramouni, Michael Buckley, Andrew Perez

Williams Honors College, Honors Research Projects

Golf is a unique sport because the players consist of various ages. Inexperience and old age are two factors that cause issues on the course for others, such as improperly repaired divots. Divots are “craters” in the ground caused by the golf ball landing with high velocity on the greens. Older players encounter body limitations that make it difficult for them to bend over in order to properly fix the divots on every hole. This device will be created to properly repair divots to keep the greens in good playing condition for all players and to keep the older players …


Chainless Bike Drive, Dominic Apisa, Bradley Powell, Garrett Colvin, John Monsour 2021 The University of Akron

Chainless Bike Drive, Dominic Apisa, Bradley Powell, Garrett Colvin, John Monsour

Williams Honors College, Honors Research Projects

The focus of this project was to design a drive system that could replace the conventional chain drive system, improving on both the efficiency and reliability, in addition to being low cost and lightweight. This report will provide background into why this group chose this as the subject of their project, as well as challenges faced throughout the design process. The design developed was a drive shaft driven by a system of pinions and gears, with a freewheel mechanism that allowed the system to coast when not pedaling. Due to cost and time constraints, only a prototype was created, with …


Additive Manufactured Formula Sae Brake Caliper, Auston Obringer, Robert Kucera, Steven Massarelli, Jared John, Michael Finer 2021 University of Akron

Additive Manufactured Formula Sae Brake Caliper, Auston Obringer, Robert Kucera, Steven Massarelli, Jared John, Michael Finer

Williams Honors College, Honors Research Projects

In a world where innovation has become the new norm, automobiles can often be found at the forefront of that movement. Each and every year there are new innovations and concepts that push modern day technology to the edge of what is physically possible. This can be seen from every aspect of these automobiles ranging from the conceptual stage all the way to production.

Most of these advancements have been made possible with the new technology that has become available on the manufacturing side of the designs. Instead of being constrained by what is possible on your average 3 to …


Smart Home Pet Feeder, Andrew Markja, Simona Zdravev, Timothy Zubek, Christian Jackson 2021 The University of Akron

Smart Home Pet Feeder, Andrew Markja, Simona Zdravev, Timothy Zubek, Christian Jackson

Williams Honors College, Honors Research Projects

The goal of this project was to design a Smart Home Pet Feeder that will allow the owner to feed their pet using 4 different methods. The methods are: manually, scheduled, app/url, Alexa/Google. The advantages of this design are that it will become convenient for pet owners who are busy and unable to make it back to their house to feed their pets remotely or for those who enjoy the use of technology from within their home for no-trouble feeding.


Door Barricade, Alex Cerino 2021 The University of Akron

Door Barricade, Alex Cerino

Williams Honors College, Honors Research Projects

My senior capstone project will be a door barricade. The main idea for the use of the door barricade is for schools in the case of an intruder. The barricade that I will be designing is a solution to the inefficient barricades that I saw at my high school. It could also be used at businesses and homes. My design would be easy to use and have a fail-safe option. The two areas of mechanical engineering technology that my capstone project will focus on are stress analysis and electronics. Every part for my door barricade is drawn in SolidWorks. All …


Multiscale Finite Element Modeling Of Active Contraction In Striated Muscle, Charles Kurtis Mann 2021 University of Kentucky

Multiscale Finite Element Modeling Of Active Contraction In Striated Muscle, Charles Kurtis Mann

Theses and Dissertations--Mechanical Engineering

Greater than one in three American adults have at least one type of cardiovascular disease, a major cause of morbidity. Computational cardiac mechanics has become an important part of the research effort to understand the heart’s response to mechanical stimuli and as an extension, disease progression and potential therapies. To this end, the present work aims to extend these efforts by implementing a cell level contractile model in which active stress generation in muscle tissue is driven by half-sarcomere mechanics. This is accomplished by enhancing the MyoSim model of actin and myosin in order to produce a multiscale model. This …


Viscoelasticity Of Ptfe-Based Face Seals, Bo Tan 2021 University of Kentucky

Viscoelasticity Of Ptfe-Based Face Seals, Bo Tan

Theses and Dissertations--Mechanical Engineering

PTFE-based materials are widely used in areas of tribology, particularly in seal and bearing applications because of their outstanding self-lubricating properties. Often in dynamic seal applications there is a need for ultra-low mechanical friction loss between the sealing surfaces. Due to its extremely low friction coefficient, there is interest in employing Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) materials in such applications. One challenging aspect of employing PTFE is that these materials are viscoelastic and plastic. This dissertation concentrates on the modeling of viscoelastic material response when used as mechanical face seals with a focus on PTFE-based materials. First, the viscoelastic characteristics are measured through …


Effective Modulus Of Cracked Bodies: A Finite Element Analysis, Alan Thomas Varughese 2021 University of Kentucky

Effective Modulus Of Cracked Bodies: A Finite Element Analysis, Alan Thomas Varughese

Theses and Dissertations--Mechanical Engineering

This thesis considers how cracks in an elastic body can alter the body’s elastic properties. In the present study the elastic property of note is the elastic or young’s modulus. It is desired to investigate to what extent the number and orientation of cracks can cause a reduction in the elastic modulus. Because of the complex nature of the elastic fields resulting from multiple cracks interacting together in a finite geometry an analytical solution is not possible or considered. Rather the Finite Element Method is used to determine the elastic response to a body with many cracks. This provides a …


Studying The Effects Of Initial Crack Angle On The Crack Propagation In Graphene Nano-Ribbon Through Molecular Dynamics Simulations, Vijay Kumar Pathak 2021 Michigan Technological University

Studying The Effects Of Initial Crack Angle On The Crack Propagation In Graphene Nano-Ribbon Through Molecular Dynamics Simulations, Vijay Kumar Pathak

Dissertations, Master's Theses and Master's Reports

In this research, we have worked on the brittle fracture of graphene nano-ribbon to explore the behavior of crack propagation at different crack angles. We have performed classical Molecular Dynamics simulations using LAMMPS at ten different crack angles between 0 degrees and 45 degrees, in an increment of 5 degrees to observe the parameters that dominate the crack path. The graphene nanoribbon is loaded in the zigzag direction by pulling it in the armchair direction with a pre-existing crack in the center. We have used OVITO for the visualization of the simulation. AIREBO potential is employed in this work because …


Investigation Of A Machine-Plant Interface For Extracting Rooted Invasive Aquatic Plants, Brad Baas 2021 Michigan Technological University

Investigation Of A Machine-Plant Interface For Extracting Rooted Invasive Aquatic Plants, Brad Baas

Dissertations, Master's Theses and Master's Reports

The current solutions for managing rooted aquatic invasive plants are time consuming, have negative environmental impacts, or are cost-limiting for management organizations. The most effective treatment method is hand pulling, but hand pulling is not a feasible solution for a whole lake. A new device, the invasive aquatic plant extractor, aims to replace human divers who hand pull plants with a mechanical system. The device implements a machine-plant interface that resembles the tines of a fork. These tines will be pushed linearly through the substrate, and then raised from the substrate with the plant caught in the tines. The primary …


Phase-Field Fracture Modeling For Interlocking Micro-Architectured Materials, Shubham Sinha 2021 Michigan Technological University

Phase-Field Fracture Modeling For Interlocking Micro-Architectured Materials, Shubham Sinha

Dissertations, Master's Theses and Master's Reports

It is fascinating to see how natural materials like teeth enamel, bone and nacre possess a very high stiffness and strength in spite of the fact that they are composed of minerals mostly. Studies have shown the reason for this aberration as the presence of weaker interfaces with intricate interlocking architectures at microscopic levels in these materials. Inspired by the architecture of these materials, micro-architectured sutures with jig-saw like geometry is being studied in this research study. The main focus of this study is to examine the effects of friction co-efficient and interlocking angles of the jig-saw tabs on pullout …


Atomistic Continuum Simulations For Nano-Indentation And Compression Of Multi-Layer Graphene, Ashwini Nikumbh 2021 Michigan Technological University

Atomistic Continuum Simulations For Nano-Indentation And Compression Of Multi-Layer Graphene, Ashwini Nikumbh

Dissertations, Master's Theses and Master's Reports

Graphene has attracted a great share of research interest due to its extraordinary electrical, thermal, mechanical, and physical properties. Such spectacular properties of graphene open a wide range potential of applications in electronics, energy storage, composites, and biomedical fields. The mechanical properties of graphene can have a huge impact on its performance in graphene-based devices and thus it is important to study them. But the difficulties in experimental characterization and computational limitations to simulate large graphene sample consisting of billions of atoms makes it a challenging task. Thus, accurate and efficient simulation tools to predict the complex deformation of large …


Jcati Carbon Fiber Recycling Shredder, Benjamin Cooley 2021 Central Washington University

Jcati Carbon Fiber Recycling Shredder, Benjamin Cooley

All Undergraduate Projects

Once carbon fibers are cast into a resin and used in a composite material, retrieving those fibers can be a difficult task. However, it is beneficial to recycle and reuse the fibers from old unneeded components rather than pay the cost of acquiring new ones. The Joint Center for Aerospace Technology Innovation (JCATI) carbon fiber recycling device condenses the multistep process of extracting the fibers by integrating all steps into one automated device. In the previous version of the device, the cutting blades turned the long composite strips into thin fingers but did not sever them across the width.

The …


Human-Robot Interaction For Assistive Robotics, Jiawei Li 2020 New Jersey Institute of Technology

Human-Robot Interaction For Assistive Robotics, Jiawei Li

Dissertations

This dissertation presents an in-depth study of human-robot interaction (HRI) withapplication to assistive robotics. In various studies, dexterous in-hand manipulation is included, assistive robots for Sit-To-stand (STS) assistance along with the human intention estimation. In Chapter 1, the background and issues of HRI are explicitly discussed. In Chapter 2, the literature review introduces the recent state-of-the-art research on HRI, such as physical Human-Robot Interaction (HRI), robot STS assistance, dexterous in hand manipulation and human intention estimation. In Chapter 3, various models and control algorithms are described in detail. Chapter 4 introduces the research equipment. Chapter 5 presents innovative theories and …


Control Of Mr Damper Using Anfis And Pid Controller For Optimum Vehicle Ride Comfort, Mohammad Faisal Yakhni, Mohamad Ali, Mohamed El-Gohary 2020 Eng., Faculty of Engineering, Beirut Arab University, Beirut, Lebanon

Control Of Mr Damper Using Anfis And Pid Controller For Optimum Vehicle Ride Comfort, Mohammad Faisal Yakhni, Mohamad Ali, Mohamed El-Gohary

BAU Journal - Science and Technology

Suspension system design is an important challenging duty that facing car manufacturers, so the challenge has become to design the best system in terms of providing ride comfort and handling ability under all driving situations. The goal of this paper is to provide assistance in enhancing the effectiveness of the suspension system. A full car model with eight Degrees Of Freedom (DOF) was developed using MATLAB/Simulink. Validation of the Simulink model was obtained. The model was assumed to travel over a speed hump that has a half sine wave shape and amplitude that changing from 0.01 to 0.2 m. The …


Numerical Simulation Of Nonlinear Vibrations Of Discrete Mass With Harmonic Force Perturbation, M. Yusupov, B. A. Akhmedov, Olga Karpova 2020 Chirchik State Pedagogical Institute of Tashkent region

Numerical Simulation Of Nonlinear Vibrations Of Discrete Mass With Harmonic Force Perturbation, M. Yusupov, B. A. Akhmedov, Olga Karpova

Acta of Turin Polytechnic University in Tashkent

The problem of vibration of a single-mass system under the force excitation of vibration associated with a fixed base by a weightless nonlinear viscoelastic spring is considered. To take into account the rheological properties of the spring material, the Boltzmann-Volterra principle was used. Mathematical models of the problem under consideration are obtained, which are described by integro-differential equations. A solution method based on the use of quadrature formulas has been developed and a computer program has been compiled on its basis, the results obtained are presented in the form of graphs. The influence of nonlinear and rheological properties of a …


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