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Sustainable Design Retrofit For The Visitor Center At The Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Michael A. Kerksick University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Sustainable Design Retrofit For The Visitor Center At The Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Michael A. Kerksick
University of Tennessee Honors Thesis Projects
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Assessing And Mitigating Airborne Noise From Power Generation Equipment, Limin Zhou University of Kentucky
Assessing And Mitigating Airborne Noise From Power Generation Equipment, Limin Zhou
Theses and Dissertations--Mechanical Engineering
This dissertation examines the assessment and mitigation of airborne noise from power generation equipment.
The first half of the dissertation investigates the diagnosis and treatment of combustion oscillations in boilers. Sound is produced by the flame and is reflected downstream from the combustion chamber. The reflected sound waves perturb the mixture flow or equivalence ratio increasing the heat release pulsations and the accompanying sound produced by the flame. A feedback loop model for determining the likelihood of and diagnosing combustion oscillations was reviewed, enhanced, and then validated. The current work applies the feedback loop stability model to two boilers, which ...
Process-Structure Relationships Of Magnesium Alloys, Arindam Banerjee Western University
Process-Structure Relationships Of Magnesium Alloys, Arindam Banerjee
University of Western Ontario - Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository
This research study characterizes the effects of solidification conditions on the resulting microstructure of an AM60B magnesium alloy during the solidification cycle of the casting. Seventeen control points are chosen from different sections of an instrument panel beam casting and its centerline coordinates are located. These control points locations are then used by Meridian Lightweight Technology Inc. to run a simulation in a MAGMASoft casting software to obtain temperature-time specific data.
An exact analytical solution to the Stefan problem is used to compute the one dimensional heat transfer for a section of the casting and to calculate its temperature distribution ...
Kase, The Laptop Cooling Case, Jana Morrison, Tyler Ries California Polytechnic State University
Kase, The Laptop Cooling Case, Jana Morrison, Tyler Ries
Biomedical Eng/General Eng.
This report describes the final design and analysis of a laptop cooling case as a marketable product for a group of entrepreneurial marketing student based out of California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo. Background market research and empirical measurements were taken in order to confirm that this would be a marketable product worth designing. Then previous solutions were researched in order to identity weaknesses and strengths. After rigorous research, it was determined that a passive cooling system, in which channels directed airflow to the computer fan would be the best system in terms of functionality, performance, and cost. A ...
A New Pool Boiling Facility For The Study Of Nanofluids, James M. V. Strack McMaster University
A New Pool Boiling Facility For The Study Of Nanofluids, James M. V. Strack
Open Access Dissertations and Theses
Nanofluids are engineered colloidal dispersions of nanoparticles in a liquid. The field of nanofluids has seen much interest due to reported heat transfer enhancements over the corresponding pure fluids at low particle concentrations. Particularly, a large increase in critical heat flux (CHF) has been widely reported along with modification of the boiling interface. Inconsistencies in reported impact on nucleate boiling heat transfer and the degree of CHF enhancement illustrate the need for further study.
A pool boiling experiment has been designed and constructed at McMaster University to allow for the study the boiling of water-based nanofluids. The facility has been ...
The Design And Testing Of A Solar Autoclave With Broad Spectrum Sterilization Capabilities, Sarah S. Trabia University of Nevada, Las Vegas
The Design And Testing Of A Solar Autoclave With Broad Spectrum Sterilization Capabilities, Sarah S. Trabia
UNLV Theses/Dissertations/Professional Papers/Capstones
Energy is difficult to come by in developing countries and this interferes with the ability of doctors to provide good healthcare to their patients. Without decent sterilization, patients can become infected and diseases can spread throughout hospitals. This study involves designing a solar autoclave for developing countries that is as efficient as electrical autoclaves. The design is intended to not require any electrical input and to be affordable to those who cannot afford advanced medical equipment. Once the solar autoclave is designed, it will be tested to determine if it can sterilize equipment against a variety of different bacteria, including ...
An Experimental Investigation Of Impingement Heat Transfer In A Rib-Roughened Trailing-Edge Channel With Crossover Holes, Xiao Huang Northeastern University
An Experimental Investigation Of Impingement Heat Transfer In A Rib-Roughened Trailing-Edge Channel With Crossover Holes, Xiao Huang
Mechanical Engineering Master's Theses
Turbine cooling technology plays a critical role in increasing the thermal efficiency and power output of advanced gas turbines. The common cooling methods include the impingement cooling method, the film cooling method, and the rib roughened cooling method. This study focuses on the impingement cooling effect on a rib roughened trailing edge channel with cross over holes and aims to find the influence of blocked exit holes to the heat transfer efficiency.
A steady state liquid crystal technique was used to get the heat transfer coefficient. In this experiment, two different kinds of cross over holes were used: five tilt ...
Hepa Filter Evaluation Furnace Control Unit, Matt Gainer, Marc Goupil, Andrew Woolrich California Polytechnic State University
Hepa Filter Evaluation Furnace Control Unit, Matt Gainer, Marc Goupil, Andrew Woolrich
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Thermal Vacuum Integration For Cal Poly's Space Environments Laboratory, Chelsea Barackman, Steven Jackowski California Polytechnic State University
Thermal Vacuum Integration For Cal Poly's Space Environments Laboratory, Chelsea Barackman, Steven Jackowski
The purpose of the senior project is to construct a thermal vacuum by utilizing a preexisting vacuum chamber in the Space Environments Lab, and a donated Advanced Thermal Sciences (ATS) chiller. While a thermal vacuum is already available on campus, building one for the Space Environments Lab would grant undergraduates access to the equipment, allowing a much better understanding of testing methods and procedures in use by the aerospace industry. This paper explains the design and analysis of the thermal vacuum (T-VAC) project as well as the operation and procedures required for the ATS chiller and fill/drain tank. The ...
Experimental Investigation Of The Fluid Temperature Field And The Thermal Performance Of Insert Devices In A Flat-Plate Solar Collector, Gurveer Singh Sandhu Western University
Experimental Investigation Of The Fluid Temperature Field And The Thermal Performance Of Insert Devices In A Flat-Plate Solar Collector, Gurveer Singh Sandhu
Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository
An experimental study on the thermal flow behavior inside a flat-plate collector and the impact of insert devices (passive heat transfer enhancement techniques) on the thermal performance of the collector is presented. Temperature fields were obtained for different Reynolds numbers (250-650) and at different inclination angles of the collector. The results show that a stratified flow is developed inside the collector and the warmer fluid restricts itself to the upper portion of the collector only. Various new configurations of the conventional insert devices were tested over a wide range of Reynolds number (200-8000). Comparison of these devices show that in ...
Silicon Wafer Temperature Distribution, Daniel Gonzalez, Nathan Jones, Dylan Justice California Polytechnic State University
Silicon Wafer Temperature Distribution, Daniel Gonzalez, Nathan Jones, Dylan Justice
Applied Materials is a global company that designs equipment for use in the semiconductor manufacturing industry. The scope of this project covers process chambers used for depositing thin chemical films onto silicon wafers. These processes must take place in particularly specific environments– including extremely low pressures and high temperatures. One challenge engineers face when designing these processes is carefully controlling the thermal behavior of silicon wafers. Typically, behavior is predicted using time consuming and computationally expensive CFD simulations. We have been asked to address this issue with a simpler, faster model which will allow engineers to reduce the total number ...
Design And Simulation Of Passive Thermal Management System For Lithium-Ion Battery Packs On An Unmanned Ground Vehicle, Kevin Kenneth Parsons California Polytechnic State University
Design And Simulation Of Passive Thermal Management System For Lithium-Ion Battery Packs On An Unmanned Ground Vehicle, Kevin Kenneth Parsons
Master's Theses and Project Reports
The transient thermal response of a 15-cell, 48 volt, lithium-ion battery pack for an unmanned ground vehicle was simulated with ANSYS Fluent. Heat generation rates and specific heat capacity of a single cell were experimentally measured and used as input to the thermal model. A heat generation load was applied to each battery and natural convection film boundary conditions were applied to the exterior of the enclosure. The buoyancy-driven natural convection inside the enclosure was modeled along with the radiation heat transfer between internal components. The maximum temperature of the batteries reached 65.6 °C after 630 seconds of usage ...
Cryogenic Heat Switch, Daniel Brodkey, Esteban Ruiz, Cristal Vasquez California Polytechnic State University
Cryogenic Heat Switch, Daniel Brodkey, Esteban Ruiz, Cristal Vasquez
A prototype cryogenic heat switch capable of transferring heat at cryogenic temperatures, while decoupling to prevent irreversible heat damage and minimizing parasitic heat loads, is to be developed for the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Various material properties and cryogenic heat transfer processes will be investigated to determine the best solution for this project. A working proof of concept model will be constructed that may eventually be integrated onto a spacecraft’s passive cooler systems to protect them from the irradiation emitted by the sun, from the albedo of planets, and other malicious heat sources.
Frg Turbojet, Tyler Vitti California Polytechnic State University
Frg Turbojet, Tyler Vitti
Members of the Cal Poly SLO campus club FRG work together with students of several different disciplines to build a functional turbojet engine. Engineering approaches include design, fabrication, testing, and computer sensing, control, and integration. The goal of the project is to produce a running turbojet engine monitored and controlled by embedded hardware and specialized PC software. This project is to be used by later groups for further research and development.
California Olive Ranch Hedger, Tyler Enos, Seth Abbott, David Gamba California Polytechnic State University
California Olive Ranch Hedger, Tyler Enos, Seth Abbott, David Gamba
The purpose of this project is to evaluate the problems of the current KCI (Kingsburg Cultivator Incorporated) olive tree hedger in use at California Olive Ranch (COR) in Artois, CA, and then correct these problems which should yield a better performing, more efficient, and reliable machine. These problems include: the hydraulic oil temperature getting too high, the saw blades not having enough horsepower, and poor cutting performance due to operator error as well as terrain variations.
Large Eddy Simulation (Les) Of Glass Fibre Dispersion In An Internally Spout-Fluidised Bed For Thermoplastic Composite Processing, Xiaogang Yang, Xiaobing Huang, Yuan Zong, Grance Dai Glyndŵr University
Large Eddy Simulation (Les) Of Glass Fibre Dispersion In An Internally Spout-Fluidised Bed For Thermoplastic Composite Processing, Xiaogang Yang, Xiaobing Huang, Yuan Zong, Grance Dai
Large eddy simulation (LES) has been conducted to investigate glass fibre dispersion in an internally spout-fluidised bed with draft tube and disk-baffle, which was used in the manufacture of long glass fibre reinforced thermoplastic composites. The LES results have demonstrated that the internally spout-fluidised bed with draft tube and disk-baffle can remarkably improve its hydrody-namic behaviour, which can effectively disperse fibre bundles and promote pre-impregnation with resin powder in manufacturing fibre reinforced thermoplastics. The hydrodynamics of the spout-fluidised bed has been investigated and reported in a previous paper (Hosseini et al., 2009). This study attempts to reveal important features of ...
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Multidimensional Modeling Of Condensing Two-Phase Ejector Flow, Michael Colarossi
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