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Mazak Laser Optimization, Maylon Ellington, Terrilian E. Agbor Oji, William N. Palm Dec 2019

Mazak Laser Optimization, Maylon Ellington, Terrilian E. Agbor Oji, William N. Palm

Senior Design Project For Engineers

Starflex Fabrication is a manufacturing company that thrives to provide custom, precision fabricated parts, and assemblies to their customers.The Mazak laser is Starflex Fabrication’s primary cutting machine and is critical to the overall process for each order. Team Flex will look to optimize the laser’s process and improve overall shop throughput.


Investigation Of Surface Topology Effects On Metal Flow Of Aluminum And Steel During Hot Compression, Andrew Richard Matcha Jul 2019

Investigation Of Surface Topology Effects On Metal Flow Of Aluminum And Steel During Hot Compression, Andrew Richard Matcha

Master's Theses (2009 -)

An investigation was conducted to study the effect of die surface roughness and lay on metal flow and the friction factor under lubricated hot compression. 6061-T6 aluminum and AISI 1018 steel rings and rectangular bar stock workpieces were compressed on H-13 tool steel platens of varying roughnesses ranging from Ra 0.25 – 6.1 µm (10 – 240 µin). Each platen was machined in such a way to ensure that the surface roughness would be unidirectional. Platen temperatures of 149 °C and 204 °C (300 °F and 400 °F) were used for all aluminum ring samples whereas platen temperatures ranging from ...


Cuffed Pediatric Endotracheal Tubes, Colleen Pouliot May 2019

Cuffed Pediatric Endotracheal Tubes, Colleen Pouliot

Honors Theses

Due to the difficulties associated with placing cuffed pediatric endotracheal tubes during emergency situations, there is a need to develop cuffed endotracheal tubes that will be quick and easy for nurses and paramedics to use while reducing the risk of causing tracheal damage, such as stridor, in pediatric patients under the age of 8.


Easy Adjustable Protective Helmet, Ryan Balash Jan 2019

Easy Adjustable Protective Helmet, Ryan Balash

Williams Honors College, Honors Research Projects

Akron Children’s Hospital and The University of Akron’s Biomedical Engineering Design Team Engineering Forward have paired together to improve medical adapted helmets for post-operative and disabled patients. An issue is the helmets are only produced in a couple of sizes. Also, it is a tedious process to constantly adjust the pressure on the patient’s cranium within a trial-and-error process. Engineering Forward plans to improve the effectiveness of this helmet by creating an adjustable helmet that can read the pressure on a patient’s head. The caregiver can then make the necessary adjustments to the helmet to accommodate ...


Carbon Fiber Recycler : Fiber Reclaimer, Alexander Edwards Jan 2019

Carbon Fiber Recycler : Fiber Reclaimer, Alexander Edwards

All Undergraduate Projects

Boeing uses composite components for the 777x aircraft. The production of composite parts results in flashing (excess material) that must be trimmed and "thrown away" as scrap. Boeing is investigating means of recycling these scraps. The method proposed for this project is to delaminate and shred the composite material. The delamination process uses a ram to press two claw shaped devices together that bends and deforms the material in opposite directions. The chipper process uses counter rotating saw blades spaced 1/8” apart to produce small shredded material. This shredding material is pyrolyzed (heated) to decay the resin leaving the ...


Using The Microsoft Hololens As A Robotic Controller, Marcus Rieker May 2018

Using The Microsoft Hololens As A Robotic Controller, Marcus Rieker

Honors Theses AY 17/18

Using the Microsoft Hololens as a Robotic Controller

Marcus Rieker with Professor Suresh S. Muknahallipatna

Computer Engineering

University of Wyoming

Oral & Poster Presentation

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering Laramie, WY

The Raspberry Pi 3 is a low cost, credit-card sized computer. Windows 10 IoT Core is an operating system built for such small devices. Windows 10 IoT Core embraces a rich UWP (Universal Windows Platform) app experience. The Microsoft HoloLens is the first self-contained, holographic computer, enabling users to engage and interact with holograms in the world around them.

The goal of this project is to use a Raspberry ...


Asme R/C Baja Car, Torrie Large Jan 2018

Asme R/C Baja Car, Torrie Large

Engineering Technology, Safety and Construction Senior Projects

How does one build a car? Do they start with the tires and build inward or do they develop separate aspects at the same time? This remote-controlled car was designed and built with the intention of competing in the annual Baja Competition. There are three competitions: sprinting, slalom, and an obstacle course. The suspension system of this car must be designed to support the car for both the physical build and the competitiveness. It must do this without interfering with the drive train and steering mechanism designed by Doug Erickson. The suspension system employs suspension arms attached to the chassis ...


H.F. Hauff Pruner Cutting Blades, Wyley Stewart Jan 2018

H.F. Hauff Pruner Cutting Blades, Wyley Stewart

Engineering Technology, Safety and Construction Senior Projects

Apple orchards are a critical component of agriculture in the United States, and keeping the apple trees in the best shape for optimum growth and production is hard work. Neil Hauff, an agriculture industry expert, challenged students at CWU to engineer a power assisted tree pruner. Across the country, apple orchards need pruned every season. The pruning of the trees is strenuous manual labor that requires many man hours. The proposed solution is to create a power assisted tree pruner that would minimize the amount of work needed to trim each tree branch. This project has been separated into three ...


Shearing Energy, Jason Wittig Jan 2018

Shearing Energy, Jason Wittig

Engineering Technology, Safety and Construction Senior Projects

Title by Author: Shear Energy by Jason Wittig

Abstract/Artists Statement: Efficiency, function, and weight of fruit-tree pruning devices are scrutinized very closely by the purchasing end user. Efficiency, being the most valuable quality to focus on; an efficient cutting device can lead to smaller batteries and lighter materials on the tree pruner. The objective of this project was to produce a cutting head that surpassed the benchmark device by 10% in four categories: Axial cutting “green-wood,” Axial cutting “dry-wood,” Axial opening force, and Handle twisting torque. The benchmark’s use of the “scissor-type” design was changed to a double ...


Senior Project Hauff Tree Pruner, Brian Woolery Jan 2018

Senior Project Hauff Tree Pruner, Brian Woolery

Engineering Technology, Safety and Construction Senior Projects

Neil Hauff, a business owner and entrepreneur from the Yakima valley challenged a team of engineering students from Central Washington University to design a motorized apple tree pruner. This report will discuss the engineering and construction that went into creating the housing of the tree pruner. The housing component needed to be able to protect the moving parts of the pruner, while withstanding the rotational torque produced by the Makita power drill used to drive the pruner. The biggest constraint in designing the housing was to keep the weight of the housing component under 1.5 lbs, while still keeping ...


Asme Rc Baja Challenge: Suspension And Steering, Hunter W. Jacobson Jan 2018

Asme Rc Baja Challenge: Suspension And Steering, Hunter W. Jacobson

Engineering Technology, Safety and Construction Senior Projects

The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) usually hosts an RC Baja challenge each year, testing a RC car in three events: slalom, acceleration and Baja. Although ASME will not be holding an event this year, CWU will be holding a similar event with three RC Baja car teams from CWU. The RC car that is tested in these events is designed and manufactured typically in teams of two. The RC car that each team submits must be able to complete these events while also remaining competitive. One part of great importance for the RC car is the suspension and ...


A Comparison Of Traditional Education And Project-Based Education In Construction Management, Trey Miller Jan 2018

A Comparison Of Traditional Education And Project-Based Education In Construction Management, Trey Miller

University Honors Program Theses

Construction is a rapidly moving and constantly changing industry. The skills needed to manage the complex task of running a job site safely, on schedule, and within budget, are unique to the field. Construction Management as an academic field is relatively new discipline. Therefore the field is still rapidly evolving. In many cases, classes are taught by engineering professors, which leads to an engineering-focused education as opposed to a Project Management focused education. Therefore Construction Management students are not receiving the “hands-on” experience early enough in their studies. By structuring classes around an applied project, students will attain a more ...


Energy Harvesting Nanocoated Piezoceramics For Low Power Systems, Quinten Humphrey Jan 2018

Energy Harvesting Nanocoated Piezoceramics For Low Power Systems, Quinten Humphrey

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

No abstract provided.


Elastodynamic Model For Wind Induced Ground Motion, Mohammad Mohammadi Jan 2018

Elastodynamic Model For Wind Induced Ground Motion, Mohammad Mohammadi

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

No abstract provided.


Software Updates To A Multiple Autonomous Quadcopter Search System (Maqss), Jared Speck, Toby Chan May 2017

Software Updates To A Multiple Autonomous Quadcopter Search System (Maqss), Jared Speck, Toby Chan

Computer Engineering

A series of performance-based and feature implementation software updates to an existing multiple vehicle autonomous target search system is outlined in this paper. The search system, MAQSS, is designed to address a computational power constraint found on modern autonomous aerial platforms by separating real-time and computationally expensive tasks through delegation to multiple multirotor vehicles. A Ground Control Station (GCS) is also described as part of the MAQSS system to perform the delegation and provide a low workload user interface. Ultimately, the changes to MAQSS noted in this paper helped to improve the performance of the autonomous search mission, the accuracy ...


Novel Mechanisms Underlying Warm-Up And Percussion Myotonia In Myotonia Congenita, Kevin Richard Nnovak Jan 2017

Novel Mechanisms Underlying Warm-Up And Percussion Myotonia In Myotonia Congenita, Kevin Richard Nnovak

Browse all Theses and Dissertations

Patients with myotonia congenita have muscle hyperexcitability due to loss-of-function mutations in the ClC-1 chloride channel in skeletal muscle, which causes spontaneous firing of muscle action potentials (myotonia), producing muscle stiffness. Triggers for myotonia can occur voluntarily at the neuromuscular junction or involuntarily by striking the muscle with a reflex hammer (percussion myotonia). In patients, muscle stiffness lessens with exercise, a change known as the warm-up phenomenon. Our goal was to identify the mechanism underlying warm-up and percussion myotonia and to use this information to guide development of novel therapies. To determine these underlying mechanisms, we used a drug to ...


Implementing Software Lab At Hackathons, Istvan Gates Jan 2017

Implementing Software Lab At Hackathons, Istvan Gates

Williams Honors College, Honors Research Projects

Hackathons are events where groups of college students have 24 hours to build up a any project, using Computer Science and Electrical Engineering skillsets. These events are typically hosted on college campuses, and attract over 200 students per event. Each student brings 2 devices - their phone, and their laptop. That means that 400 devices are connected to a University venue's Internet network, commonly overloading it. Software Lab alleviates this overloading by providing an abstracted NAS node network for events. Software Lab guarantees speeds of at least 100 mbits/s, and provides a 8-10x improvement on download speeds over the ...


Robostock: Autonomous Inventory Tracking, Drew Christian Balthazor Dec 2016

Robostock: Autonomous Inventory Tracking, Drew Christian Balthazor

Computer Engineering

No abstract provided.


Red Piston (Roborodentia), Gabriel Lee Hernandez, Davie Sy Jun 2016

Red Piston (Roborodentia), Gabriel Lee Hernandez, Davie Sy

Computer Science and Software Engineering

Roborodentia is an annual robotics competition held during Cal Poly’s Open House showcase. Teams of one to three people come together to build an autonomous robot to typically collect rings for points. The specifications of the competition will be detailed in the problem statement. For Roborodentia 2016, we built a machine dubbed Red Piston to tackle on this year’s competition. The following report will detail the design process and implementation of our robot.


Development Of A Dynamic Coupled Hydro-Geomechanical Code And Its Application To Induced Seismicity, Md Mamun Miah Jan 2016

Development Of A Dynamic Coupled Hydro-Geomechanical Code And Its Application To Induced Seismicity, Md Mamun Miah

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

No abstract provided.


Dynamic And Thermal Properties Of Cellulose Nanocrystal/Epoxy Nanocomposites, Jaeyong Shin Jan 2016

Dynamic And Thermal Properties Of Cellulose Nanocrystal/Epoxy Nanocomposites, Jaeyong Shin

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

No abstract provided.


Dynamic Thermal Management Of Vertically Stacked Heterogeneous Processors, Ajay Sharma Jan 2016

Dynamic Thermal Management Of Vertically Stacked Heterogeneous Processors, Ajay Sharma

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

No abstract provided.


Panorama: Multi-Path Ssl Authentication Using Peer Network Perspectives, William P. Harris Jun 2015

Panorama: Multi-Path Ssl Authentication Using Peer Network Perspectives, William P. Harris

Computer Engineering

SSL currently uses certificates signed by Certificate Authorities (CAs) to authenticate connections. e.g. Google will pay a CA to sign a certificate for them, so that they can prove that they're not someone pretending to be Google. Unfortunately, this system has had multiple problems, and many believe that an alternative needs to be found.

One of the ideas for alternatives is using multiple "network perspectives" to authenticate a server. The idea behind this is that, though playing man-in-the-middle (MITM) with one connection is easy, it should be difficult for an adversary to do so with many connections, especially ...


Slaps Music Sharing App, Maximillian L. Parelius Jun 2015

Slaps Music Sharing App, Maximillian L. Parelius

Computer Engineering

Slaps is a fun way to share new songs with friends. Users can simply select songs from their personal library of music, select a short sample of the song to share, and then select which friends to share it with. If a user loves a song that he/she receives, they can link directly to iTunes through the app to download the full song.


Experimental Validation Of Metasurface Cloak For Dielectric Cylinder At Mircowave Frequencies, Corey Isaac Garner Jan 2015

Experimental Validation Of Metasurface Cloak For Dielectric Cylinder At Mircowave Frequencies, Corey Isaac Garner

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

No abstract provided.


Economic Viability And Societal Benefits Of Integrated Multimodal Freight Corridors And Sustainable Passenger Transportation, Seth Austin Cobb Jan 2015

Economic Viability And Societal Benefits Of Integrated Multimodal Freight Corridors And Sustainable Passenger Transportation, Seth Austin Cobb

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

No abstract provided.


Dynamic Mechanical Analysis And High Strain-Rate Energy Absorption Characteristics Of Vertically Aligned Carbon Nanotube (Vacnt) Reinforced Woven Fiber-Glass Composites, Kiyun Kim Jan 2015

Dynamic Mechanical Analysis And High Strain-Rate Energy Absorption Characteristics Of Vertically Aligned Carbon Nanotube (Vacnt) Reinforced Woven Fiber-Glass Composites, Kiyun Kim

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

No abstract provided.


Elliptical Metasurfaces For Cloaking And Antenna Applications At Microwave And Terahertz Frequencies, Hossein Mehrpourbernety Jan 2015

Elliptical Metasurfaces For Cloaking And Antenna Applications At Microwave And Terahertz Frequencies, Hossein Mehrpourbernety

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

No abstract provided.


Divergence And Bayes Error Based Soft Decision For Decentralized Signal Detection Of Correlated Sensor Data, Roopa Shree Rajanna Jan 2015

Divergence And Bayes Error Based Soft Decision For Decentralized Signal Detection Of Correlated Sensor Data, Roopa Shree Rajanna

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

No abstract provided.


Empirical Modeling Of Piping Along Levees In Southwestern Illinois, Rebecca F. Shields Jan 2015

Empirical Modeling Of Piping Along Levees In Southwestern Illinois, Rebecca F. Shields

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

No abstract provided.