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Assessing The Economic Benefits Of Compressed Air Energy Storage For Mitigating Wind Curtailment, Brendan Cleary, Aidan Duffy, Alan O'Connor, Michael Conlon, Vasilis Fthenakis 2015 Dublin Institute of Technology

Assessing The Economic Benefits Of Compressed Air Energy Storage For Mitigating Wind Curtailment, Brendan Cleary, Aidan Duffy, Alan O'Connor, Michael Conlon, Vasilis Fthenakis

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Renewable energy generation in the All-Island of Ireland (AII) is set to increase by 2020 due to binding renewable energy targets. To achieve these targets, there will be periods of time when 75% of electricity will be generated mainly from onshore wind. Currently, the AII system can accommodate a 50% maximum permissible instantaneous level of wind generation. The system operators must make system wide wind curtailment decisions to ensure this level is not breached. Subsequently, the ability to limit wind curtailment using large scale energy storage such as pumped hydroelectric energy storage and compressed air energy storage (CAES) is increasingly ...


Evaluation Of Vibration Profiles For Uld Dollies At Air-Cargo Sorting Hubs, Jay Singh, Paul Singh, Koushik Saha 2015 California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo

Evaluation Of Vibration Profiles For Uld Dollies At Air-Cargo Sorting Hubs, Jay Singh, Paul Singh, Koushik Saha

Journal of Applied Packaging Research

This study measured and analyzed the vibration characteristics of an important component of the air package shipping environment which has not been previously studied or included in the pre-shipment testing of packages. This is the movement of packages between aircraft after they are flown in to an airport-hub and being taken into a facility to conduct a sort, or after being sorted as they are transferred back on to aircraft. These transfers at airport-hubs between trucks, building sortation facilities and aircraft are done using material handling equipment called “dollies” or carts. These carts often are connected with each other into ...


Effect Of Potassium Foliar Fertilizr On Mineral Status Of Biofuel Plant (Jatropha) Grown Under Irrigation By Agricultural Drainage Water, Innovative Research Publications IRP India, Mohamed M. Hussein, Wafaa Haggag, Souad M. El-Ashry, Nesreen H. Abou-Baker 2014 Innovative Research Publications Centre, Dokki, Giza, Egypt

Effect Of Potassium Foliar Fertilizr On Mineral Status Of Biofuel Plant (Jatropha) Grown Under Irrigation By Agricultural Drainage Water, Innovative Research Publications Irp India, Mohamed M. Hussein, Wafaa Haggag, Souad M. El-Ashry, Nesreen H. Abou-Baker

Innovative Research Publications IRP India

A pot experiment was conducted in the greenhouse of the National Research Centre, Egypt to investigate the effect of potassium foliar fertilizer and irrigation by agricultural drainage water (ADW) on mineral status of Jatropha plants. Plants sprayed twice with Mono potassium phosphate (MKP). Potassium foliar fertilizer (100 and 200 ppm) and irrigated by mixed drainage water (0, 25 and 50 % ADW). Irrigation by ADW adversely affected the mentioned growth characters. The highest effect was shown by irrigation of water contains 50 % FW+50 % ADW. Some macronutrients ratios were included.


Determination Of Area Of Fire Origin Through Examination Of Structural Failure And Deformation, Andrew Thomas Tinsley 2014 University of Tennessee - Knoxville

Determination Of Area Of Fire Origin Through Examination Of Structural Failure And Deformation, Andrew Thomas Tinsley

Doctoral Dissertations

The effects of fire on steel have long been noted and studied. However, a scientific connection between the area of origin for a fire and the amount of steel deformation observed at the scene has never been established. The development and implementation of this type of analysis has the potential to decrease investigation times significantly as the types of structures to which this method would be applicable are typically large, expansive structures. In order to investigate the relationship between structural steel deformations and a fire’s origin, a series of six tests were performed in a smaller size portal frame ...


Impact Profile: Tech 120-Nathan Mentzer, Jason A. Ware 2014 Faculty/Staff

Impact Profile: Tech 120-Nathan Mentzer, Jason A. Ware

IMPACT Profile Directory

This profile highlights the course redesign and transformation of a foundational first-year course in Purdue University’s College of Technology. The faculty involved in this redesign were focused primarily on accomplishing two things with the course transformation. First, faculty recognized that the initial course objectives focused on students learning general skills that are taught throughout the University – career awareness and study skills. The goal with the course redesign was for students to learn skills that are unique to the fields of study within the College and for students to experience a student-centered pragmatic approach to teaching and learning. Second, faculty ...


Analysing The Impact Of Digital Photography Projects On Student Engagement And Performance In A Higher Education Engineering Discipline, Michael John Gleeson 2014 Dublin Institute of Technology

Analysing The Impact Of Digital Photography Projects On Student Engagement And Performance In A Higher Education Engineering Discipline, Michael John Gleeson

Conference papers

Developing and implementing engaging activities aligned with the learning outcomes of a module within a higher education programme is essential to successful teaching practice in the 21st century. Substantial research evidence indicates that student engagement plays a pivotal role in the academic performance and success of the student. The aim of this research is to compare student performance after adopting an alternative pedagogic approach utilising digital photography as a tool to engage the student in an engineering discipline. The activity was designed to promote student engagement by integrating digital photography, replicating authentic construction professional practice and focusing on images ...


Optimised Integration Of Grid-Connected Renewable Energy Technologies For Domestic Application In Ireland, Zhe Li [Thesis] 2014 Dublin Institute of Technology

Optimised Integration Of Grid-Connected Renewable Energy Technologies For Domestic Application In Ireland, Zhe Li [Thesis]

Doctoral

The utilisation of renewable energy resources for electricity and thermal generation is extremely important in Ireland due to the lack of indigenous fossil fuel resources and the high dependence on imported fossil fuels. The release of environmentally-damaging greenhouse gases in the combustion of fossil fuels in electricity and thermal generation is also a major issue. In Ireland, the domestic dwelling is recognised as one of the biggest energy consumers. The use of renewable energy technologies to provide electricity, heating and hotwater can effectively offset the usage of fossil fuels. The aim of this research study was to develop a novel ...


Six Things That Need To Change In Ireland's Rental Market, Lorcan Sirr 2014 Dublin Institute of Technology

Six Things That Need To Change In Ireland's Rental Market, Lorcan Sirr

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Mortgage Clampdown Propsosals Will Have Serious Knock-On Effects, Lorcan Sirr 2014 Dublin Institute of Technology

Mortgage Clampdown Propsosals Will Have Serious Knock-On Effects, Lorcan Sirr

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Shock Pulse Filtering Evaluation On Package Size And Cost, Matthew P. Daum Ph.D. 2014 Hewlett-Packard Company

Shock Pulse Filtering Evaluation On Package Size And Cost, Matthew P. Daum Ph.D.

Journal of Applied Packaging Research

Distribution packaging design often relies on cushion curves to determine required material thickness needed for product protection during shipment. The material thickness chosen based on cushion curves establishes overall package size, a key determiner of logistics costs. Cushion curves are constructed by dropping a mass onto a cushion, and interpreting the resulting shock pulse deceleration. The reported deceleration can be highly influenced by applying a “filter” to the shock pulse, a useful standar d prac - tice that removes unwanted high frequency elements superimposed on top of the basic shock pulse shape. Standard test methods for generating cushion curves generally do ...


Automated Image Interpretation For Science Autonomy In Robotic Planetary Exploration, Raymond Francis 2014 The University of Western Ontario

Automated Image Interpretation For Science Autonomy In Robotic Planetary Exploration, Raymond Francis

University of Western Ontario - Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository

Advances in the capabilities of robotic planetary exploration missions have increased the wealth of scientific data they produce, presenting challenges for mission science and operations imposed by the limits of interplanetary radio communications. These data budget pressures can be relieved by increased robotic autonomy, both for onboard operations tasks and for decision- making in response to science data.

This thesis presents new techniques in automated image interpretation for natural scenes of relevance to planetary science and exploration, and elaborates autonomy scenarios under which they could be used to extend the reach and performance of exploration missions on planetary surfaces.

Two ...


Optimization Of Acid Production In Food Waste Via Anaerobic Respiration, Charles Daniels, Raymond Red Corn, Abigail S. Engelberth PhD. 2014 University of Michigan - Ann Arbor

Optimization Of Acid Production In Food Waste Via Anaerobic Respiration, Charles Daniels, Raymond Red Corn, Abigail S. Engelberth Phd.

The Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Symposium

According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, one third of all food produced in world is wasted; 1.63 * 109 metric tons of nutrition is lost to transportation, contamination, or neglect every year (FAO 2013). This wasted food, however, could be repurposed as a substrate for microbial conversion into useful chemicals. This research is aimed at finding the optimal conditions for bacterial colonies to generate volatile fatty acids (VFAs): resources that are used as solvents, medicines, and chemical intermediates usually generated from petroleum based resources (Drumright et al., 2000) (Roscher 2000) (Kolt et al., 2007 ...


Portable Pneumatic Demonstrator For Stem Education, Joe Chege, Tyler Helmus, John Lumkes 2014 Morgan State University

Portable Pneumatic Demonstrator For Stem Education, Joe Chege, Tyler Helmus, John Lumkes

The Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Symposium

This project involves the development of a compact and portable pneumatic demonstrator. Using two pneumatic actuators and four solenoid valves, we are able to move an arm on both the X and Y-axes; one actuator for each range of motion. The setup also employs an air pump and a tank to maintain pressure for the actuators. On the actuators there is an arm that holds a camera, a stepper motor and an electromagnet. The stepper motor raises and lowers the electromagnet which is used to pick up objects. The camera is used to automatically identify objects for when the demonstrator ...


Quantitative Data Extraction Using Spatial Fourier Transform In Inversion Shear Interferometer, Yangzen Li 2014 Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology

Quantitative Data Extraction Using Spatial Fourier Transform In Inversion Shear Interferometer, Yangzen Li

Graduate Theses - Physics and Optical Engineering

Currently there are many interferometers used for testing wavefront, measuring the quality of optical elements, and detecting refractive index changes in a certain medium. Each interferometer has been constructed for a specific objective. Inversion shear interferometer is one of them. Compared to other interferometers, it has its own advantages, such as only being sensitive to coma aberration, but it has some limitations as well. It does not allow use of phase shifting technique. A novel inversion shear interferometer was invented using holographic lenses. By using the spatial carrier method, phase information of the wavefront was extracted. The breakthrough of the ...


New Research In Cave Ledenica In Bukovi Vrh On Velebit Mt In Croatian Dinaric Karst, Mladen Garasic 2014 University of South Florida

New Research In Cave Ledenica In Bukovi Vrh On Velebit Mt In Croatian Dinaric Karst, Mladen Garasic

The International Workshop on Ice Caves

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Using Game Engine Technologies For Increasing Cognitive Stimulation And Perceptive Immersion, Garrett Keenaghan, Imre Horváth 2014 Technical University of Delft

Using Game Engine Technologies For Increasing Cognitive Stimulation And Perceptive Immersion, Garrett Keenaghan, Imre Horváth

Conference papers

With the development of more user friendly game engine packages and software, detailed cognitive stimulation of procedural activities has now become easier to develop in virtual reality environments. With packages offering built-in visual editors, the amount of labour hours required for the development of specific applications are reduced. This paper considers the use of computer supported game engine technology to provide location independent comprehension and procedural skills learning for built environment education.


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 Packaging Forensic Associates, Inc. USA

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 - San Luis Obispo

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 Protection And Life Safety Evaluation- Hinesville Cboc Va Clinic, Jeff Dew 2014 California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo

Fire Protection And Life Safety Evaluation- Hinesville Cboc Va Clinic, Jeff Dew

Culminating Experience Project Reports in Fire Protection Engineering

The Hinesville MOB will be analyzed throughout the course of this report to determine if it meets the prescriptive-based requirements set forth by local and national regulating bodies. Further, a performance-based approach will be taken to assess the buildings ability to sustain life while a safe and timely evacuation occurs. It will be determined that the Hinesville MOB does comply with all regulations set forth for fire and life safety. In some cases its construction and systems may exceed the required minimum standards. It will contain 100% coverage with an automatic sprinkler system, be equipped with adequate emergency notification system ...


Fire Protection And Life Safety Analysis- Dell Medical School Academic Building, David Gramlich 2014 California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo

Fire Protection And Life Safety Analysis- Dell Medical School Academic Building, David Gramlich

Culminating Experience Project Reports in Fire Protection Engineering

This report is on the Dell Medical School Academic Building located in Austin, Texas. The life safety and prescriptive based code requirements are summarized within this report. It also includes conceptual fire protection and fire alarm system design. This report mentions University of Texas System Owner’s Design Guidelines that exceed the required code requirements. This report was developed when the building was in the Design Development stage. Since, code deficiencies have been addressed, and changes have been made to the building during the remainder of the design process, this report does not reflect the actual construction or protection strategies ...


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