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Load Securement And Packaging Methods To Reduce Risk Of Damage And Personal Injury For Cargo Freight In Truck, Container And Intermodal Shipments, Paul Singh, Jay Singh, John Antle, Erin Topper, G. Grewal 2014 Rochester Institute of Technology

Load Securement And Packaging Methods To Reduce Risk Of Damage And Personal Injury For Cargo Freight In Truck, Container And Intermodal Shipments, Paul Singh, Jay Singh, John Antle, Erin Topper, G. Grewal

Journal of Applied Packaging Research

This paper is the fourth paper in a series of papers that analyzed results from a major damage assessment study that examined challenges products endure during shipping and handling in the mixed-load and less-than-truckload (LTL) logistics environments. The previous three papers are specific to various commodities, such as televisions, appliances, furniture, machinery, doors and windows, and paint products. These products are known to represent high levels of freight damage and corresponding claims to carriers. Products of different sizes and weights are loaded into trailers using various methods both mechanical and manual, by various algorithms to best weigh or cube out ...


Fire And Life Safety Analysis- Uw Medicine Lake Union Phase 3.1, Marge Hong 2014 California Polytechnic State University

Fire And Life Safety Analysis- Uw Medicine Lake Union Phase 3.1, Marge Hong

Culminating Experience Project Reports in Fire Protection Engineering

This report provides a summary of the fire protection and life safety features for UW Medicine Lake Union, a research and laboratory building, in accordance with Seattle Building Code (SBC), International Building Code (IBC), and Life Safety Code (NFPA 101). The objective of this report is to identify if UW Medicine Lake Union meets both the prescriptive and performance based code. The primary fire safety goal is to provide life safety system that reduced the risk of fire-related injuries and loss of life due to fire. The prescriptive analysis is used to identify the building integrity per code. This evaluates ...


Fire Analysis Of The Walter F. Dexter Building- Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, Jeff Jenkins 2014 California Polytechnic State University

Fire Analysis Of The Walter F. Dexter Building- Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, Jeff Jenkins

Culminating Experience Project Reports in Fire Protection Engineering

The purpose of this report is to provide a fire analysis of the Walter F. Dexter Building on the California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo Campus. The report will detail egress analysis, notification systems, and building construction in a prescriptive approach. The report will also include a performance based analysis of the building with a designed fire scenario. This performance based analysis will show that in one of the most likely fire scenarios for the building, there is still ample time for the occupants to escape safely.


Westside Christian High School, Michael Stewart 2014 California Polytechnic State University

Westside Christian High School, Michael Stewart

Culminating Experience Project Reports in Fire Protection Engineering

The building I have chosen to use as the model for exemplifying the components of a wet fire suppression system is Westside Christian High School (WCHS). This building completed construction in January of 2014 and is located at: 8200 SW Pfaffle Street Tigard, Oregon 97223. The existing structure was previously owned and occupied by City Bible Church who will now lease space from the High school during and after construction. The renovations include the addition of space for music, art classes, fitness center, gym, science labs, and others. The renovations will also be widening existing rooms and hallways. The core ...


Cal Poly Student Recreation Center Fire Protection Review, Alain N. Mamada 2014 California Polytechnic State University

Cal Poly Student Recreation Center Fire Protection Review, Alain N. Mamada

Culminating Experience Project Reports in Fire Protection Engineering

This report summarizes the analysis of the existing fire protection features and systems installed in the Recreation Center building on the Cal Poly campus. The analysis is conducted into two different approaches. A prescriptive analysis approach will examine installed fire protection features and systems in accordance with the International Building Code. The analysis will consider the building as existing building as per IBC provisions. A performance-based approach will assess whether the building occupants will egress the building before conditions become untenable. Fire dynamic simulations will be used to determine the available safe egress time and evacuation simulations will performed to ...


Fire Protection Analysis Robert And Margrit Modavi Center For The Performing Arts- Uc Davis, Jeffrey Paterson 2014 California Polytechnic State University

Fire Protection Analysis Robert And Margrit Modavi Center For The Performing Arts- Uc Davis, Jeffrey Paterson

Culminating Experience Project Reports in Fire Protection Engineering

This document is the report of the culminating experience as part of the master’s program in fire protection engineering at the California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. This report contains a life safety analysis of the fire protection systems of a chosen project building. The building examined is the Robert and Margrit Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts, located on the University of California Davis campus. The building was constructed in 2002 where the first performance occurred in October 2002. A large portion of the report applies prescriptive code requirements to evaluate compliance with current codes and standards ...


Fire And Life Safety Analysis- Af Child Development Center, Judy Biddle 2014 California Polytechnic State University

Fire And Life Safety Analysis- Af Child Development Center, Judy Biddle

Culminating Experience Project Reports in Fire Protection Engineering

The purpose of this fire and life safety report is to determine whether The Air Force (AF) Child Development Center (CDC) Standard Design meets fire safety goals based on an increased child-to staff ratio and provide a prescriptive based analysis of the of the existing codes that the building was constructed under. The primary fire safety goal is to provide building occupants with an environment that is reasonably safe from fire. A prescriptive-based design approach and a performance-based design approach are used to evaluate building safety in regards to occupant protection, structural integrity, and systems effectiveness. The prescriptive-based approach is ...


Fire And Life Safety Report- Agricultural Sciences Building- Cal Poly, Jonathan Schram 2014 California Polytechnic State University

Fire And Life Safety Report- Agricultural Sciences Building- Cal Poly, Jonathan Schram

Culminating Experience Project Reports in Fire Protection Engineering

The purpose of this fire and life safety analysis is to provide a conclusion on whether the Agricultural Sciences Building (ASB) meets fire safety goals. The primary fire safety goal is to provide building occupants a safe environment during fire conditions. This goal can be achieved by protecting the occupants not intimate with the initial fire development and improving survivability of those occupants intimate with the initial fire development. A prescriptive-based design approach and a performance-based design approach are used to evaluate building safety. The prescriptive-based approach is used to evaluate the building's structural fire protection systems, fire detection ...


Fire And Life Safety Analysis- Cal Poly Recreation Center, Connor McGill 2014 California Polytechnic State University

Fire And Life Safety Analysis- Cal Poly Recreation Center, Connor Mcgill

Culminating Experience Project Reports in Fire Protection Engineering

The purpose of this fire and life safety analysis is to determine whether Cal Poly’s Recreation Center meets fire safety goals. The primary fire safety goal is to provide building occupants with an environment that is tenable and allows for safe egress in the event of a fire, and reduce the likelihood of any catastrophic fire event. This goal can be achieved by protecting the occupants not intimate with the initial fire development and improving survivability of those occupants intimate with the initial fire development, NFPA 101, 2012. A prescriptive-based design approach and a performance-based design approach are used ...


Design Analysis Of An Air Force Fuel Cell Maintenance Hangar, Andrew Carmean 2014 California Polytechnic State University

Design Analysis Of An Air Force Fuel Cell Maintenance Hangar, Andrew Carmean

Culminating Experience Project Reports in Fire Protection Engineering

A Fuel Cell Maintenance Hangar (FCMH) was constructed in 2013 based on a 2012 design; Figure 1.1.1 is a rendering shown below. This report evaluates the design for life safety, and property protection systems. The facility was designed based on Air Force standard prescriptive methods; the resultant design is compared to minimum prescriptive methods and to as-built drawings. In addition, the property protection design criteria were evaluated by simulating the maximum expected design fire in a hangar bay 1 using Fire Dynamics Simulator (FDS). Section 1 consists of a general overview of the FCMH including descriptions of the ...


Fire And Life Safety Analysis Of The Grant M. Brown Engineering Building- Cal Poly, Daniel Gregory Blanchat 2014 California Polytechnic State University

Fire And Life Safety Analysis Of The Grant M. Brown Engineering Building- Cal Poly, Daniel Gregory Blanchat

Culminating Experience Project Reports in Fire Protection Engineering

This fire and life safety analysis was performed on the Grant M. Brown Engineering Building in order to determine if the building meets the life safety goals set forth by a prescriptive and performance based analysis. This building was built to a strict set of codes and standards. For the prescriptive analysis the buildings egress design, fire detection and alarm systems, fire sprinkler system, occupancy classification, construction type, and structural fire protection are evaluated in terms of the life safety of the occupants. In the performance based design analysis four computer based programs were used to model egress and fire ...


Comprehensive Fire And Life Safety Analysis- Moa Public Works Building- Anchorage, Alaska, Andrew J. Bigalke 2014 California Polytechnic State University

Comprehensive Fire And Life Safety Analysis- Moa Public Works Building- Anchorage, Alaska, Andrew J. Bigalke

Culminating Experience Project Reports in Fire Protection Engineering

This report is a Comprehensive Fire and Life Safety Analysis addressing both prescriptive and performance based engineering analysis of the MOA Public Works building located in the Municipality of Anchorage, Alaska. The Public Works building was originally built in 1997 under the code requirements of the Uniform Building Code, as a Type II-N building. An addition was constructed in 2002 using the International Building Code (IBC), 2000 Edition. A prescriptive analysis is performed using the requisite building code and standards currently adopted by the State of Alaska, and by the Municipality of Anchorage. The currently adopted building codes and standards ...


Hotel- Georgia, Rock Toler 2014 California Polytechnic State University

Hotel- Georgia, Rock Toler

Culminating Experience Project Reports in Fire Protection Engineering

The State of Georgia modifies the International Building Code through State amendments, to require a fire resistance rating between residential occupancies and all other occupancies. This fire and life safety analysis report will substantiate the necessity for the barrier in a mixed-use hotel occupancy. The first-half of the report addresses the prescriptive-based code requirements, reporting a compliant design was presented. Then the performance portions primary objective was established, maintain a tenable environment for egressing guest room occupants. Three conditions were evaluated to define a tenable environment, carbon monoxide levels, temperature, and visibility limits. Selecting the location of the fire required ...


Fire Protection And Life Safety Evaluation- Houston Community College- San Jacinto Building, Will Clay 2014 California Polytechnic State University

Fire Protection And Life Safety Evaluation- Houston Community College- San Jacinto Building, Will Clay

Culminating Experience Project Reports in Fire Protection Engineering

This report evaluates the life safety features of the HCC San Jacinto Building (SJB) both prescriptively and on a performance basis. The goal is to present the building code requirements for the HCC San Jacinto building and determine if the design is in compliance, as well as analyze the building on the basis of performance criteria to determine if there are any excessive threats to life safety. The building is designed in compliance with the Houston Building Code, and takes advantage of lesser requirements for existing features. The performance section determines that based on fire and egress modeling, that while ...


Fire And Life Safety Analysis Of The Bonderson Engineering Projects Center, Brian Sackett 2014 California Polytechnic State University

Fire And Life Safety Analysis Of The Bonderson Engineering Projects Center, Brian Sackett

Culminating Experience Project Reports in Fire Protection Engineering

As part of the requirements for the Degree of Masters of Science in Fire Protection Engineering from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, a prescriptive and performance based design analysis was conducted for the Bonderson Engineering Projects Center building (Cal Poly campus). The purpose of this analysis was to review the Bonderson Engineering Projects Center’s compliance with applicable and recognized fire and building codes with regards to its fire protection systems and features. The fire protection systems and features analyzed in this report include: 1) Egress Systems, 2) Structural Fire Protection, 3) Fire Detection and Alarm Systems, 4 ...


Construction Warehouse, Ben Johnson 2014 California Polytechnic State University

Construction Warehouse, Ben Johnson

Culminating Experience Project Reports in Fire Protection Engineering

The purpose of this report is to provide a comprehensive evaluation of the fire protection and life safety design of a warehouse building that serves a large construction project. The results and conclusions from this evaluation are documented herein and supported by analysis when necessary. The gross floor area per story of the construction warehouse is 39,000 ft2. This building is used as a warehousing facility in support of a large construction project. Rack storage of Group A plastics is permitted in this facility to a height of 20 ft. beneath a 24 ft. ceiling on the main floor ...


Horned Lark Management For The Protection Of Lettuce Sprouts, Taylor Wetzel, Eduardo Morales, Kyle Suguitan 2014 California Polytechnic State University

Horned Lark Management For The Protection Of Lettuce Sprouts, Taylor Wetzel, Eduardo Morales, Kyle Suguitan

Mechanical Engineering

The following document is the Final Project Report. Following the Critical Design Report, the top idea was taken and modified once again to suit the needs of the sponsor. Details regarding the changes are outlined throughout Chapter 3.

The provided background section explains why there is a need for a new device at Tanimura and Antle that will suit the customer's needs better than current methods and existing products. The top ideas picked for the Conceptual Design Review are the presented to reiterate the problems that were depicted in them and why they were not selected as part of ...


Fully Accessible Raised Garden Beds, Ethan Lockwood 2014 California Polytechnic State University

Fully Accessible Raised Garden Beds, Ethan Lockwood

Liberal Arts and Engineering Studies

The Ranch, a local nonprofit that is a community gathering location for recreation and education, providing outdoor employment opportunities for area residents with developmental disabilities and a unique experience for volunteers and visitors., was lacking a farming and gardening environment that was fully accessible for all people including those in wheelchairs. This project provided substantial background research for the mission of The Ranch, demonstrated sustainable design, secured material donations, CAD modeled raised beds, and provided meaningful employment during the construction of the raised beds. The project resulted in three different raised bed designs that are all in use by The ...


Fabrication And Characterization Of Edge-Emitting Semiconductor Lasers, Junyeob Song 2014 Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology

Fabrication And Characterization Of Edge-Emitting Semiconductor Lasers, Junyeob Song

Graduate Theses - Physics and Optical Engineering

The semiconductor laser was invented in 1962, and has recently become ubiquitous in modern life. This thesis focuses on the development of a semiconductor laser fabricating process which utilizes semiconductor manufacturing technology in a cleanroom environment including photolithography, etching, deposition, and bonding processes. A photomask for patterning is designed, recipes of photolithography process and etching process are developed with experiments. This work gives how to develop the process of fabrication and determine the parameters for each processes. A series of semiconductor laser devices are then fabricated using the developed process and characterization is performed to assess device performance with industrial ...


Calculation And Experimental Verification Of Longitudinal Spatial Hole Burning In High-Power Semiconductor Lasers, Ting Hao 2014 Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology

Calculation And Experimental Verification Of Longitudinal Spatial Hole Burning In High-Power Semiconductor Lasers, Ting Hao

Graduate Theses - Physics and Optical Engineering

Longitudinal spatial hole burning (LSHB) is believed to be one of the limiting factors in scaling the output power of high-power semiconductor lasers. In this work, a self-consistent simulation of LSHB was performed to investigate the non-uniform longitudinal photon density distribution, carrier density distribution, and gain distribution in a high-power semiconductor laser. The calculation is based on a modification to the semiconductor laser rate equations and solved using a finite difference approach, with Newton’s method employed to numerically solve the differential equations. The impact of LSHB on output power was analyzed with different parameters, including injection current, cavity length ...


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