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Metallization Of Polyimide Films To Enhance Dimensional Stability And To Achieve Reflective And Conductive Surfaces, David Scott Thompson Jan 1995

Metallization Of Polyimide Films To Enhance Dimensional Stability And To Achieve Reflective And Conductive Surfaces, David Scott Thompson

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


Characterization Of Nylon-11 Degradation, Leslie Christian Mccullough Jan 1995

Characterization Of Nylon-11 Degradation, Leslie Christian Mccullough

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


Characterization Of Pr500 For Use In Resin Transfer Molding, Rhonda Michelle Barksdale Jan 1995

Characterization Of Pr500 For Use In Resin Transfer Molding, Rhonda Michelle Barksdale

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No abstract provided.


Constrained Least-Squares Digital Image Restoration, Rajeeb Hazra Jan 1995

Constrained Least-Squares Digital Image Restoration, Rajeeb Hazra

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The design of a digital image restoration filter must address four concerns: the completeness of the underlying imaging system model, the validity of the restoration metric used to derive the filter, the computational efficiency of the algorithm for computing the filter values and the ability to apply the filter in the spatial domain. Consistent with these four concerns, this dissertation presents a constrained least-squares (CLS) restoration filter for digital image restoration. The CLS restoration filter is based on a comprehensive, continuous-input/discrete- processing/continuous-output (c/d/c) imaging system model that accounts for acquisition blur, spatial sampling, additive noise and ...


Mechanisms Of Poly(Vinyl Chloride) Fire Retardance And Smoke Suppression Induced By Copper Additives, Jong Paul Jeng Jan 1995

Mechanisms Of Poly(Vinyl Chloride) Fire Retardance And Smoke Suppression Induced By Copper Additives, Jong Paul Jeng

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The purpose of this study was to elucidate the mechanisms of PVC fire retardance and smoke suppression induced by copper additives.;The experimental approaches involved: (1) the use of activated copper (Cu{dollar}\sp0{dollar}) to study PVC model-compound reactions and the crosslinking of PVC and (2) the pyrolysis of PVC model compounds in the presence of several copper additives in order to examine all of the possible chemical reactions involved in the formation of heavy products.;The results obtained from experiments with activated copper and allylic chloride model compounds suggest that the reductive coupling mechanism is a viable process ...


Beam Dynamics In The Cebaf Superconducting Cavities, Zenghai Li Jan 1995

Beam Dynamics In The Cebaf Superconducting Cavities, Zenghai Li

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This work is a study of beam dynamics in the CEBAF superconducting cavities under the influence of the fields generated by externally applied RF and beam particles.;A full 3-D modeling of the CEBAF 5-cell superconducting cavity is carried out. Details of the modeling with MAFIA are discussed. Multipole fields due to the asymmetric couplers are studied by means of 3-D Fourier transforms. The cavity steering and focusing of the multipole fields are studied. Experimental measurements of these effects are performed to validate the modeling. Evaluation of the cavity misalignment is discussed. The emittance degradation effects in the CEBAF superconducting ...


Characterization Of Composite Materials From Temporal Thermal Response, Pierre Richard Emeric Jan 1995

Characterization Of Composite Materials From Temporal Thermal Response, Pierre Richard Emeric

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

There is an increasing interest in the characterization of complex structures with thermographic techniques. Typical of these structures are multilayered systems and fiber reinforced composites where structural thermal response is a function of the combined responses of the constituents. In this work, techniques are presented for measuring the early thermal response. For multilayer structures, the response is reduced to the thermal properties of the constituents. For fiber reinforced composites, the short term response enables detection of the fibers.;A measurement system was developed consisting of an infrared detector focused on a single point on the structure. An input heat flux ...


Calculations Of The Interactions Of Energetic Ions With Materials For Protection Of Computer Memory And Biological Systems, Myung-Hee Y. Kim Jan 1995

Calculations Of The Interactions Of Energetic Ions With Materials For Protection Of Computer Memory And Biological Systems, Myung-Hee Y. Kim

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

Theoretical calculations were performed for the propagation and interactions of particles having high atomic numbers and energy through diverse shield materials including polymeric materials and epoxy-bound lunar regolith by using transport codes for laboratory ion beams and the cosmic ray spectrum. Heavy ions fragment and lose energy upon interactions with shielding materials of specified elemental composition, density, and thickness. A fragmenting heavy iron ion produces hundreds of isotopes during nuclear reactions, which are treated in the solution of the transport problem used here. A reduced set of 80 isotopes is sufficient to represent the charge distribution, but a minimum of ...


Resuspension Behavior Of Natural Estuarine Sediments, Chang-Hee Lee Jan 1995

Resuspension Behavior Of Natural Estuarine Sediments, Chang-Hee Lee

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

The resuspension behavior of natural estuarine sediments was studied using the VIMS Sea Carousel, a benthic annular flume. The bed shear stresses produced by the flume were measured by a hot-film sensor mounted flush on the bottom of a laboratory version of the Carousel under a clear-water and flat-bottom condition. Measurements showed a reasonably uniform bed shear stress across the channel and agreed with the relationship &\tau\sb{lcub}\rm b{rcub}=0.011\Omega\sp{lcub}1.69{rcub},& where &\Omega& = ring speed (rpm) and &\tau\sb{lcub}\rm b{rcub}& = spatially-averaged bed shear stress (N/m&\sp2&), predicted ...


Fabrication Of Thermoplastic Polymer Composite Ribbon, Donald Allan Sandusky Jan 1995

Fabrication Of Thermoplastic Polymer Composite Ribbon, Donald Allan Sandusky

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

The goal of this research was to develop a controllable process to convert a thermoplastic powder-coated carbon-fiber towpreg into uniform and consolidated ribbon. The approach comprised four primary activities. (1) The patent and processing literature was studied to evaluate the state of the art. (2) A functional ribbon fabrication technique was developed by scaling-up, in a novel configuration, hardware components found in the literature. (3) The ex parte ribbonizing process was characterized by calibrating equipment, determining steady state and studying cause and effect between process parameters and ribbon quality. (4) Process design and control methods were derived from heat transfer ...


Mechanisms Of Poly(Vinyl Chloride) Pyrolysis In The Presence Of Transition Metals, William Stephen Bryant Jan 1995

Mechanisms Of Poly(Vinyl Chloride) Pyrolysis In The Presence Of Transition Metals, William Stephen Bryant

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


Impact Of Artificial Reef Associates On Macrobenthic Community Structure In Florida Bay, Heinz Michael Proft Jan 1995

Impact Of Artificial Reef Associates On Macrobenthic Community Structure In Florida Bay, Heinz Michael Proft

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


Crassostrea Virginica On Constructed Intertidal Oyster Reefs: The Effects Of Tidal Height And Substrate Level On Settlement, Growth, And Mortality, Ian K. Bartol Jan 1995

Crassostrea Virginica On Constructed Intertidal Oyster Reefs: The Effects Of Tidal Height And Substrate Level On Settlement, Growth, And Mortality, Ian K. Bartol

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.