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The 'Can Do' Attitude, Tim Brady 2017 U.S. Air Force

The 'Can Do' Attitude, Tim Brady

Tim Brady

Having the Can Do Attitude is essential to be efficient. If one is efficient, then one is thinking of safety, which is the goal of the U.S. Air Force Tactical Air Command.


Wheels Are Square, Tim Brady 2017 U.S. Air Force

Wheels Are Square, Tim Brady

Tim Brady

This article discusses the possibilities to extend battlefield support using aircraft equipped with air cushion landing systems (ACLS). The ACLS are less costly than traditional landing systems but provide some new flying skills, like how to move the aircraft after the air cushion has been deflated.


Talar: What Is It?, Tim Brady 2017 U.S. Air Force

Talar: What Is It?, Tim Brady

Tim Brady

A discussion of the origin of TALAR (Tactical Landing and Approach Radar) and its uses. Also known as Tactical Precision Approach System.


On A Wing And A Strap, Tim Brady 2017 U.S. Air Force

On A Wing And A Strap, Tim Brady

Tim Brady

In 1958, as part of Operation Jingle Bells, a Hercules C-130, ferrying cargo and personnel to the United States from the Far East, encountered weather and abbreviated their flight into Langley. Little Rock Air Force Base was chosen as the alternative landing site. Getting the C-130 down onto the ground proved to be challenging when the controls for the trim system did not operate correctly. Through sweat and ingenuity, the crew got the bird landed and the personnel in the back applauded their efforts. The personnel and cargo were used as ballast to change the center of gravity. After that ...


Between Pyosis And Pyralidan, Tim Brady 2017 U.S. Air Force

Between Pyosis And Pyralidan, Tim Brady

Tim Brady

Some history of the military air base, Pyote (Texas), and its mission after World War II to store and preserve surplus military aircraft. Two famous airplanes were stored there: the Enola Gay, the B-29 used to drop the first atomic bomb on Hiroshima, and the Swoose, the sole surviving B-17D from the Pacific theater during World War II. Both aircraft are now housed at the Smithsonian.


Gear-Up Landings, Or...Let It All Hang Out, Tim Brady 2017 U.S. Air Force

Gear-Up Landings, Or...Let It All Hang Out, Tim Brady

Tim Brady

Gear-up landings, or belly landings, continue to plague civilian, military and commercial aviation. A study has begun on a new effective device to warn pilots if the landing gear is not deployed correctly before landing.


An Active Learning Environment In An Integrated Industrial Engineering Curriculum, Frank Peters, John K. Jackman, Sarah M. Ryan, Sigurdur Olafsson 2017 Iowa State University

An Active Learning Environment In An Integrated Industrial Engineering Curriculum, Frank Peters, John K. Jackman, Sarah M. Ryan, Sigurdur Olafsson

Sarah M. Ryan

We are developing a new learning environment that supports a suite of interrelated modules based on real-world scenarios. The primary goals of the project are to integrate industrial engineering courses, improve students’ information technology skills, and enhance students’ problem solving skills. In particular, metacognitive abilities will be strengthened as students apply domain knowledge, data, methods and software tools while monitoring their own solution processes. This paper presents the design of two modules that have been developed.


Scaffolding To Improve Reasoning Skills In Problem Formulation, John K. Jackman, Sarah M. Ryan, Craig A. Ogilvie, Dale Niederhauser 2017 Iowa State University

Scaffolding To Improve Reasoning Skills In Problem Formulation, John K. Jackman, Sarah M. Ryan, Craig A. Ogilvie, Dale Niederhauser

Sarah M. Ryan

Scaffolding to Improve Reasoning Skills in Problem Formulation Abstract Educators in engineering and science disciplines are well aware of student difficulties in formulating problems. Correct problem formulation is a critical phase in the problem solving process because the solution follows directly from the formulation. Students in this phase are engaged in reasoning and argumentation activities that result in support for a specific formulation. Empirical evidence from our work in ill-structured STEM problem solving indicate that more research is needed to understand the nature of problem formulation and what the cognitive challenges are for STEM students. Students work in teams to ...


Engineering Problem Solving In Industrial Engineering Curriculum Reform, Veronica J. Dark, Frank Peters, Sarah M. Ryan, John K. Jackman, Sigurdur Olafsson 2017 Iowa State University

Engineering Problem Solving In Industrial Engineering Curriculum Reform, Veronica J. Dark, Frank Peters, Sarah M. Ryan, John K. Jackman, Sigurdur Olafsson

Sarah M. Ryan

Problem solving is a major focus of the engineering profession, and upon graduation new engineers are faced with increasingly complex problems. Yet, existing engineering education practices often fall short in preparing students to tackle complex engineering problems that may be ambiguous, open-ended and ill-structured. In this paper, we describe a newly developed learning environment called the Engineering Learning Portal (ELP), which focuses on improving engineering problem solving throughout the industrial engineering curriculum. In the ELP, students are engaged in a structured process for solving unstructured problems while encouraging metacognitive activities, such as planning, monitoring, and evaluating. This helps students acquire ...


Recombinant Aav Serotype And Capsid Mutant Comparison For Pulmonary Gene Transfer Of Alpha-1-Antitrypsin Using Invasive And Noninvasive Delivery, Rejean Liqun Wang, Thomas J. McLaughlin, Travis Cossette, Qiushi Tang, Kevin Foust, Martha Campbell-Thompson, Ashley Martino, Pedro Cruz, Scott Loiler, Christian Mueller, Terence R. Flotte 2017 University of Florida

Recombinant Aav Serotype And Capsid Mutant Comparison For Pulmonary Gene Transfer Of Alpha-1-Antitrypsin Using Invasive And Noninvasive Delivery, Rejean Liqun Wang, Thomas J. Mclaughlin, Travis Cossette, Qiushi Tang, Kevin Foust, Martha Campbell-Thompson, Ashley Martino, Pedro Cruz, Scott Loiler, Christian Mueller, Terence R. Flotte

Christian Mueller

Recombinant adeno-associated viral (rAAV) vectors have been widely used in pulmonary gene therapy research. In this study, we evaluated the transduction and expression efficiencies of several AAV serotypes and AAV2 capsid mutants with specific pulmonary targeting ligands in the mouse lung. The noninvasive intranasal delivery was compared with the traditional intratracheal lung delivery. The rAAV8 was the most efficient serotype at expressing alpha-1-antitrypsin (AAT) in the lung among all the tested serotypes and mutants. A dose of 1 x 1010 vg of rAAV8-CB-AAT transduced a high percentage of cells in the lung when delivered intratrachealy. The serum and the broncho-alveolar ...


A Simple Electric Field Probe In A Gauss's Law Laboratory, Daniel O. Ludwigsen, Gregory N. Hassold 2017 Kettering University

A Simple Electric Field Probe In A Gauss's Law Laboratory, Daniel O. Ludwigsen, Gregory N. Hassold

Gregory Hassold

Early in our calculus-based introductory course, students are introduced to electric fields and sometimes struggle with the abstraction of a vector field. They have less familiarity with the phenomena associated with electric fields, and the connection between phenomena and mathematical formalism is weaker. Our very next topic is Gauss's law.


Length And Floor Construction Of Dairy Stalls, Henry Giese, C. Y. Cannon 2017 Iowa State College

Length And Floor Construction Of Dairy Stalls, Henry Giese, C. Y. Cannon

Research Bulletin (Iowa Agriculture and Home Economics Experiment Station)

One of the problems confronting the designer of a dairy barn is to determine the proper length of the stall platform. Cows vary considerably in length, and the stall length should vary to to meet the requirements of individual cows. Stalls that are too short make uncomfortable beds, force the cows to stand with one or both hind feet in the gutter and cause them, in reaching for hay in the manger, to carry manure to the stall floor. Long stalls are equally objectionable as the droppings fall on the platform rather than in the gutter. Adjustable stanchions are available ...


Hybrid Buoyant Aircraft: Future Stol Aircraft For Interconnectivity Of The Malaysian Islands, Anwar ul Haque, Waqar Asrar, Ashraf Ali Omar, Erwin Sulaeman, Jaffar Syed Mohamed Ali 2017 International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM)

Hybrid Buoyant Aircraft: Future Stol Aircraft For Interconnectivity Of The Malaysian Islands, Anwar Ul Haque, Waqar Asrar, Ashraf Ali Omar, Erwin Sulaeman, Jaffar Syed Mohamed Ali

Journal of Aviation Technology and Engineering

Hybrid buoyant aircraft are new to the arena of air travel. They have the potential to boost the industry by leveraging new emerging lighter-than-air (LTA) and heavier-than-air (HTA) technologies. Hybrid buoyant aircraft are possible substitutes for jet and turbo-propeller aircraft currently utilized in aviation, and this manuscript is a country-specific (Malaysia) analysis to determine their potential market, assessing the tourism, business, agricultural, and airport transfer needs of such vehicles. A political, economic, social, and technological factors (PEST) analysis was also conducted to determine the impact of PEST parameters on the development of buoyant aircraft and to assess all existing problems ...


The Effect Of A Lower Extremity Kinematic Constraint On Lifting Biomechanics, Sangeun Jin, Gary A. Mirka 2017 Iowa State University

The Effect Of A Lower Extremity Kinematic Constraint On Lifting Biomechanics, Sangeun Jin, Gary A. Mirka

Gary A. Mirka

Leaning against a stationary barrier during manual materials handling tasks is observed in many industrial environments, but the effects of this kinematic constraint on low back mechanics are unknown. Thirteen participants performed two-handed lifting tasks using both a leaning posture and no leaning posture while trunk kinematics, muscle activity and ground reaction force were monitored. Results revealed that lifting with the leaning posture required significantly less activity in erector spinae (26% vs. 36% MVC) and latissimus dorsi (8% vs. 14% MVC), and less passive tissue moment compared with the no leaning posture. Peak sagittal accelerations were lower when leaning, but ...


Medial Longitudinal Arch Deformation During Walking And Stair Navigation While Carrying Loads, Elizabeth Rose Hageman, Michelle Hall, Eric Gerard Sterner, Gary A. Mirka 2017 Iowa State University

Medial Longitudinal Arch Deformation During Walking And Stair Navigation While Carrying Loads, Elizabeth Rose Hageman, Michelle Hall, Eric Gerard Sterner, Gary A. Mirka

Gary A. Mirka

Background:

Understanding the biomechanics of the medial longitudinal arch (MLA) may provide insights into injury risk and prevention, as well as function of the arch-supporting structures. Our understanding of MLA deformation is currently limited to sit-to-stand, walking, and running.

Material and Methods:

Three-dimensional deformation of the MLA of the right foot was characterized in 17 healthy participants during several simulated activities of daily living. MLA deformation was quantified by both changes in arch length and navicular displacement during the stance phase of three motions: walking, stair ascent, and stair descent. Three levels of load were also evaluated: no load, a ...


The Effect Of Sinusoidal Rolling Ground Motion On Lifting Biomechanics, Xiaopeng Ning, Gary A. Mirka 2017 Iowa State University

The Effect Of Sinusoidal Rolling Ground Motion On Lifting Biomechanics, Xiaopeng Ning, Gary A. Mirka

Gary A. Mirka

The objective of this study was to quantify the effects of ground surface motion on the biomechanical responses of a person performing a lifting task. A boat motion simulator (BMS) was built to provide a sinusoidal ground motion (simultaneous vertical linear translation and a roll angular displacement) that simulates the deck motion on a small fishing boat. Sixteen participants performed lifting, lowering and static holding tasks under conditions of two levels of mass (5 and 10 kg) and five ground moving conditions. Each ground moving condition was specified by its ground angular displacement and instantaneous vertical acceleration: A): +6°, −0 ...


Designing For People In An Era Of Self-Driving Cars, William W. Riggs, Melissa Ruhl, Nico Larco 2017 Arup

Designing For People In An Era Of Self-Driving Cars, William W. Riggs, Melissa Ruhl, Nico Larco

William W. Riggs

There has been much dialogue of late on the role self-driving, autonomous vehicles will play in shaping the future of our cities. At the heart of this dialogue, planning and design professionals are trying to understand the part they will have in shaping urban form and designing sustainable cities. It seems certain that autonomous vehicles will change the way we live; therefore, planners and designers should work with even more dedication to mold our cities into the kinds of places in which we want to live.


A Deterministic Model Of The Effect Of Electric Field On Chemotherapeutics Delivery Into A Tumor, Maryam Moarefian, Luke Achenie 2017 Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

A Deterministic Model Of The Effect Of Electric Field On Chemotherapeutics Delivery Into A Tumor, Maryam Moarefian, Luke Achenie

Biology and Medicine Through Mathematics Conference

No abstract provided.


An Improved Algorithm For Learning To Perform Exception-Tolerant Abduction, Mengxue Zhang 2017 Washington University in St. Louis

An Improved Algorithm For Learning To Perform Exception-Tolerant Abduction, Mengxue Zhang

Engineering and Applied Science Theses & Dissertations

Abstract

Inference from an observed or hypothesized condition to a plausible cause or explanation for this condition is known as abduction. For many tasks, the acquisition of the necessary knowledge by machine learning has been widely found to be highly effective. However, the semantics of learned knowledge are weaker than the usual classical semantics, and this necessitates new formulations of many tasks. We focus on a recently introduced formulation of the abductive inference task that is thus adapted to the semantics of machine learning. A key problem is that we cannot expect that our causes or explanations will be perfect ...


Acoustic Tweets And Blogs: Using Social Media In An Undergraduate Acoustics Course, Lily M. Wang 2017 University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Acoustic Tweets And Blogs: Using Social Media In An Undergraduate Acoustics Course, Lily M. Wang

Lily M Wang

Each fall, the author teaches an undergraduate architectural acoustics course to around 40 third-year architectural engineering students at the University of Nebraska. Beginning in 2011, a social media component was introduced to explore the use of this technology and how it may supplement the students' learning experience. Students were given an opportunity to receive extra credit by using Twitter and/or blogging about course material using a set hashtag (#AE3300) or through the course website. Results were positive, and the author will discuss pros and cons that she has experienced in adding this social media component. Suggestions for future implementations ...


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