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Numerical Simulation Of Live Chaparral Fire Behavior Using Firetec, Lulu Sun, Xiangyang Zhou, Shankar Mahalingam, Jesse Canfield, Rodman Linn 2016 Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University - Daytona Beach

Numerical Simulation Of Live Chaparral Fire Behavior Using Firetec, Lulu Sun, Xiangyang Zhou, Shankar Mahalingam, Jesse Canfield, Rodman Linn

Lulu Sun

Fire spread through chaparral fuels is a significant feature of wildland fire in southern California. In order to study the detailed physical processes involved during fire spread, FIRETEC, a coupled atmosphere/wildfire behavior model was refined to examine chaparral fire behavior. FIRETEC combines a sophisticated fine-scale model to simulate a three- dimensional wildfire, moving over a terrain-following finite volume grid, with the motions of the local atmosphere. It accounts for the microscopic details of a fire with macroscopic resolution by dividing quantities into mean and fluctuating parts and the resulting transport equations are solved by using a finite difference method ...


Fire Behavior Of Some Southern California Live Chaparral Fuels, Lulu Sun, Xiangyang Zhou, Shankar Mahalingam, David R. Weise 2016 Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University - Daytona Beach

Fire Behavior Of Some Southern California Live Chaparral Fuels, Lulu Sun, Xiangyang Zhou, Shankar Mahalingam, David R. Weise

Lulu Sun

Wildfire spread in living vegetation, such as chaparral in southern California, often causes significant damage to infrastructure and ecosystems. In order to study wildfire spread in living vegetation, four of the most common chaparral in southern California, chamise, manzanita, scrub oak and ceanothus, were burned and compared. The observed fire behavior included mass loss rate, flame height, temperature structure and velocity field above the burning fuel bed. It was observed that flame height increases mainly with heat release rate. By using successive images of the temperature field, a recently developed thermal particle image velocity (TPIV) algorithm was applied to estimate ...


Calcium Phosphate As A Key Material For Socially Responsible Tissue Engineering, Vuk Uskoković, Victoria M. Wu 2016 Chapman University

Calcium Phosphate As A Key Material For Socially Responsible Tissue Engineering, Vuk Uskoković, Victoria M. Wu

Pharmacy Faculty Articles and Research

Socially responsible technologies are designed while taking into consideration the socioeconomic, geopolitical and environmental limitations of regions in which they will be implemented. In the medical context, this involves making therapeutic platforms more accessible and affordable to patients in poor regions of the world wherein a given disease is endemic. This often necessitates going against the reigning trend of making therapeutic nanoparticles ever more structurally complex and expensive. However, studies aimed at simplifying materials and formulations while maintaining the functionality and therapeutic response of their more complex counterparts seldom provoke a significant interest in the scientific community. In this review ...


Repay – Revamping The Reimbursement Process, Esha Joshi 2016 California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

Repay – Revamping The Reimbursement Process, Esha Joshi

Computer Science

Repay is a streamlined service for interviewees to be repaid by companies. It plays off the idea that many graduating college seniors endure when looking for a job: there is not a hassle-free process for interviewees to be repaid for expenses when traveling to and from an interview. The goal of this senior project was to develop a cross-platform application (iOS and web) with the hopes of improving the reimbursement process for both future employees and company HR representatives. Research suggests that a more simplistic process will allow candidates to receive their money quickly and enhance the overall image of ...


Final Project Report: Motorized "Hover Board", Gabriele Pregadio 2016 California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

Final Project Report: Motorized "Hover Board", Gabriele Pregadio

Biomedical Eng/General Eng.

No abstract provided.


Monticello Office Building- Fire And Life Safety Analysis, Mark James Masciarelli 2016 California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

Monticello Office Building- Fire And Life Safety Analysis, Mark James Masciarelli

Culminating Experience Project Reports in Fire Protection Engineering

A Fire and Life Safety analysis was performed on the existing Monticello Office Building located in Delaware, USA. The Monticello Office Building is a mixed use building that contains office space to support a population of 700 people, dining facilities to accommodate approximately 400 people, and a conference area for up to 125 people. The building is composed of two major components; a five (5) story office wing and a one (1) and two (2) story amenities wing that mainly houses the food service, dining, kitchen, retail and conference areas. A prescriptive analysis of this building was performed to determine ...


Mayo Clinic Specialties Building- Fire And Life Safety Report, Taylor Bateman 2016 California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

Mayo Clinic Specialties Building- Fire And Life Safety Report, Taylor Bateman

Culminating Experience Project Reports in Fire Protection Engineering

The MCS Building is a medical clinic facility located in Phoenix, Arizona. It is a four-story building with roughly 40,000 square feet of occupied floor area per story. The MCS Building is connected to an adjoining hospital on all four occupied stories, and is not considered a separate building from the hospital in accordance with the 2012 International Building Code (IBC). However, for the academic purposes of this report, only the fire and life safety features of the MCS Building are discussed, as if it is a separate building. It consists primarily of medical offices and outpatient clinics, and ...


3-Bay Aircraft General Maintenance Hangar- United States Air Force, Zach Ataiyan 2016 California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

3-Bay Aircraft General Maintenance Hangar- United States Air Force, Zach Ataiyan

Culminating Experience Project Reports in Fire Protection Engineering

This report contains a prescriptive design analysis and a performance based design analysis for a newly constructed United States Air Force 3-Bay Aircraft General Maintenance Hangar and support spaces.

The prescriptive design analysis reviews the code requirements for fire suppression, fire alarm, life safety, and structural fire protection. Additionally, the hydraulic demands of the fire suppression system, and the voltage drop and power supply requirements of the fire alarm systems were calculated. The results of the analysis portray a compliant prescriptive design of the fire protection systems.

The performance based design analysis evaluates the hazards in the 3-bay facility for ...


Analysis Of The Seattle Customer Delivery Center, Cynthia Wernet 2016 California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

Analysis Of The Seattle Customer Delivery Center, Cynthia Wernet

Culminating Experience Project Reports in Fire Protection Engineering

The purpose of this analysis is to assess how the Customer Delivery Center (CDC) satisfies prescriptive design requirements of the 2012 International Building Code (IBC) for fire exiting, structural design, smoke detection, alarm notification and communication and water-based fire suppression. A performance-based analysis is then performed using hand calculations and computer-based models to determine if the available safe egress time exceeds the required safe egress time from the building. In order to complete this analysis, the issued-for-construction design and the contractor submittals were made accessible by the owner’s fire protection engineer and the project management group overseeing construction. These ...


Office High Rise Building- Fire Protection And Life Safety Analysis, Fabio Renato Zocal Mazza 2016 California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

Office High Rise Building- Fire Protection And Life Safety Analysis, Fabio Renato Zocal Mazza

Culminating Experience Project Reports in Fire Protection Engineering

This project developed the traditional prescriptive-based design analysis of the fire protection features of an existing office high rise building in the city of Sao Paulo, in Brazil. The analysis was then complemented by performance-based analysis of the building. The building is a high rise office located in a metropolitan area, provided also with underground car parking garages and a small theater. The fire protection analysis was conducted based on the local Sao Paulo state fire codes, mainly the Sao Paulo State enactment (Decreto Nº56.819/2011) and Sao Paulo Fire Department Technical Instructions; and, in addition to the local ...


Henderson Engineers Building- Fire Protection, Life Safety Code Compliance, And Key Issues Report, Alex Ataiyan 2016 California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

Henderson Engineers Building- Fire Protection, Life Safety Code Compliance, And Key Issues Report, Alex Ataiyan

Culminating Experience Project Reports in Fire Protection Engineering

A fire protection and life safety analysis of the Henderson Engineers, Inc. (HEI) building in Lenexa, KS (Kansas City) is performed. Both prescriptive and performance-based methods have been used to evaluate the building against the codes and standards of the 2012 International Building Code (IBC).

The following prescriptive fire protection and life safety systems were analyzed: Occupancy Classification, Building Construction Type, Fire Protection Features, Structural Fire Protection, Fire Barriers, Automatic Fire Sprinkler System, Fire Alarm System, and Means of Egress

During the prescriptive approach, the following deficiencies were identified: 1) As-builts indicate a horizontal assembly fire-resistance rating of only 1-hour ...


Statistical Models Of Runway Incursions Based On Runway Intersections And Taxiways, Mary E. Johnson, Xun Zhao, Brian Faulkner, John P. Young 2016 Purdue University

Statistical Models Of Runway Incursions Based On Runway Intersections And Taxiways, Mary E. Johnson, Xun Zhao, Brian Faulkner, John P. Young

Journal of Aviation Technology and Engineering

According to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), the number of runway incursions are rising. The configuration of runways and taxiways at airports has been identified by the FAA as possibly being related to the number of incursions. In this paper, the relationship between airport geometry factors and the number of runway incursions at specific United States airports is explored using statistical analyses. Airport operations data from the FAA Air Traffic Activity System, runway incursion data from the FAA Aviation Safety Information Analysis and Sharing System from 2009 through 2013, and airport geometry data created using airport geometry features from the ...


Women In Engineering P-12 Outreach, Sue R. Bayley Mrs. 2016 Women in Engineering

Women In Engineering P-12 Outreach, Sue R. Bayley Mrs.

Purdue P-12 Networking Summit & Poster Session

No abstract provided.


Measuring Accuracy Of Two 3d Printing Materials, Mudassir Ali 2016 Bowling Green State University

Measuring Accuracy Of Two 3d Printing Materials, Mudassir Ali

Master of Technology Management Plan II Graduate Projects

Part accuracy is one of the important aspect in the manufacturing industry. The overall inaccuracy of the parts being built by RP technology has been one of the major challenges that need to be overcome. Though all the printing materials come with specifications, but the suppliers and manufactures does not specify the accuracy of the materials. In this study we established a study which compares the accuracy of the materials in consideration and performed an experiment to establish the superiority of a material in terms of accuracy over each other. The purpose of this project was to compare the dimensional ...


Investigation On Effect Of Acid Wash With Thermocol Ball On Physical Properties Of Knitted Garments, Elias Khalil 2016 World University of Bangladesh (WUB)

Investigation On Effect Of Acid Wash With Thermocol Ball On Physical Properties Of Knitted Garments, Elias Khalil

Textile Engineering

Washing is considered as the final process of garments finishing. Acid washing is one kind of finishing treatment used for making sewn garments aesthetic, fashionable, soft, comfortable and also adding value to the final garments. This paper investigates the effect of the acid washing (with thermocol balls and potassium permanganate) on different physical properties of three knitted garments (Single Jersey 100% Cotton T-shirt, Single Jersey 95% Cotton 5% Spandex T-Shirt and 1 × 1 Rib100% Cotton T-Shirt). Typical washing procedures and techniques were followed and then physical properties were analyzed under standard condition. It is observed that fabric weight, CPI, WPI ...


Manipulation Of Surface Plasmon Resonance In Metal And Alloy Thin Films Using Dielectric Mediamanipulation Of Surface Plasmon Resonance In Metal And Alloy Thin Films Using Dielectric Media, Benjamin DuBray Hall 2016 Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology

Manipulation Of Surface Plasmon Resonance In Metal And Alloy Thin Films Using Dielectric Mediamanipulation Of Surface Plasmon Resonance In Metal And Alloy Thin Films Using Dielectric Media, Benjamin Dubray Hall

Graduate Theses - Physics and Optical Engineering

Surface plasmon polaritons are coherent electron oscillations that propagate along an interface between a Drude metal and a dielectric medium. The excitation of polaritons is highly dependent on the dielectric properties of the metal, the thickness of the metal, and the optical properties of the dielectric material. First, plasmonic activity is assessed for several thicknesses of silver and nickel chromium under He-Ne incidence. Relationships between film thickness and metal dielectric function are explored in both cases. To manipulate the plasmonic activity at the silver surfaces, two methods are explored. Silver oxide was grown on the surface of the silver films ...


Direct Band Gap Gallium Antimonide Phosphide (Gasbxp1-X) For Solar Fuels., Harry Benjamin Russell 2016 University of Louisville

Direct Band Gap Gallium Antimonide Phosphide (Gasbxp1-X) For Solar Fuels., Harry Benjamin Russell

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Photoelectrochemical water splitting has been identified as a promising route for achieving sustainable energy future. However, semiconductor materials with the appropriate optical, electrical and electrochemical properties have yet to be discovered. In search of an appropriate semiconductor to fill this gap, GaSbP, a semiconductor never tested for PEC performance is proposed here and investigated. Density functional theory (DFT+U) techniques were utilized to predict band gap and band edge energetics for GaSbP alloys with low amount of antimony. The overall objective of this dissertation is to understand the suitability of GaSbxP1-x alloys for photoelectrochemical water splitting application ...


Bbq Grill Temperature Uniformity Study, Monty Dodge Jr, Samuel Melo 2016 California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

Bbq Grill Temperature Uniformity Study, Monty Dodge Jr, Samuel Melo

Mechanical Engineering

Bull Outdoor Products, Incorporated, a barbeque grill and outdoor kitchen manufacturer, sponsored this project with the intent of improving the temperature uniformity across the surface of their barbecue grills. For this project, the Cal Poly team of mechanical engineering students, Monty Dodge Jr. and Samuel Melo, used the Brahma grill head model with setups for both natural gas and propane. In order to determine exactly what the uniformity across the grill surface was, the student team designed a testing apparatus which would measure a grid of temperature locations one inch apart spanning an area 16 by 36 inches. Developing a ...


Ergonomics In Space Flight – Past, Present, & Future, Robert Consolo 2016 Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Ergonomics In Space Flight – Past, Present, & Future, Robert Consolo

Human Factors and Applied Psychology Student Conference

No abstract provided.


Design Of A Mobile Shade And Cooling Structure For Grazing Dairy Herds, William Barbour, Ellen Moore, Jay McMillan 2016 University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Design Of A Mobile Shade And Cooling Structure For Grazing Dairy Herds, William Barbour, Ellen Moore, Jay Mcmillan

EURēCA: Exhibition of Undergraduate Research and Creative Achievement

The U.S. organic dairy industry has experienced significant growth in recent years: over 10% growth annually since 2009 and 14.5% from 2010 to 2011; total market share is approximately 5% in the United States. The USDA places certain requirements on diary products that are certified organic, some of which are aimed at grazing practices. One challenge farmers must overcome to comply is keeping the cows in optimum conditions in a free-range grazing scenario; poor conditions such as excessive heat can decrease milk production and pose an economic burden on the dairy. The proposed system intends to control environmental ...


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