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The Effects Of Silica On The Properties Of Vitreous Enamels, Signo Tadeu Dos Reis, Mike Koenigstein, Liang Fan, Genda Chen, Luka Pavic, Andrea Mogus-Milankovic Dec 2018

The Effects Of Silica On The Properties Of Vitreous Enamels, Signo Tadeu Dos Reis, Mike Koenigstein, Liang Fan, Genda Chen, Luka Pavic, Andrea Mogus-Milankovic

Materials Science and Engineering Faculty Research & Creative Works

Ground coat enamels for low carbon steel that contain silica as a mill addition have been developed to study the changes of their properties. Acid-resistant commercial enamel where silica addition was varied from 0 to 10.0 wt % was used for this investigation. The effects of the addition on the corrosion resistance, thermal properties, electrical properties, and mechanical adherence of the enamel to low carbon steel were studied. The corrosion resistance of the steel enameled coupons was tested using a salt spray (fog) apparatus for time periods reaching 168 h at room temperature. It was found that, although the density ...


Undergraduate Voices, Volume 1 (2018): Addendum, Amir Kalan Dec 2018

Undergraduate Voices, Volume 1 (2018): Addendum, Amir Kalan

Undergraduate Voices

Additional articles approved for publication in December 2018 in Volume 1.


"Whole-Brained" Engineering Education In Undergraduate Studies At The University Of Dayton, Kylie Moellering Dec 2018

"Whole-Brained" Engineering Education In Undergraduate Studies At The University Of Dayton, Kylie Moellering

Undergraduate Voices

This inquiry is a case study which explores, explicates, and summarizes the recent shift to “whole-brained” engineering education for undergraduate-level students at the University of Dayton. This case study is primarily structured around the experiences and insights of an interviewee, Dr. Ken Bloemer, who is the Director of the Visioneering Center at the University of Dayton. The Visioneering Center is principally focused on promoting the progress of engineering education at the university. Voices from scholarly literature pertaining to this vision and other undergraduate engineering curricula are then used to reinforce the interviewee’s views and give deeper insight into the ...


L’Expérimentation Du Eportfolio À L’Université : Questionnements Autour De La Réflexivité, Caroline Le Boucher, Geneviève Lameul, Hugues Pentecouteau Dec 2018

L’Expérimentation Du Eportfolio À L’Université : Questionnements Autour De La Réflexivité, Caroline Le Boucher, Geneviève Lameul, Hugues Pentecouteau

The Canadian Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

Le développement des compétences professionnelles oriente les politiques d’établissements universitaires français, plus particulièrement depuis la loi relative aux libertés et aux responsabilités des universités de 2007. Ce terrain est d’autant plus favorable à la mise en place d’eportfolios avec la volonté d’intégrer des technologies numériques. Ces injonctions institutionnelles s’accompagnent rarement d’un discours pédagogique (Houot, Issenmann et Nowakowski, 2013). L’eportfolio montre alors, dans ses fonctions et ses usages, de multiples facettes (Salinas, Marín et Escandell, 2013 ; Siampou & Komis, 2011). Mettant l’accent sur les processus, il sous-entend le développement d’une démarche réflexive (Loisy et Lison, 2013), mais à certaines conditions (Bibeau, 2007 ; Naccache, Samson et Jouquan, 2006).

Cet article permet de documenter cette place accordée à la fonction réflexive ...


Coating Component Migration In Paper Coatings, Emilia Purington Dec 2018

Coating Component Migration In Paper Coatings, Emilia Purington

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

In many applications such as in paints and coatings, pigments are mixed with polymeric binders to generate the final product. In the coating of paper, properties like strength, durability, and print quality are affected not only by the binder type, but the final location of the binder relative to the pigments and the fibers. During the application and drying of a paper coating, binder is known to migrate. A number of methods are available to measure the migration of latex or starch. However, all of these methods have some limitations, especially when starch, latex and kaolin are components of the ...


Controls On Phosphorus Export From An Agricultural Watershed: Amsden Brook, Fort Fairfield, Maine Usa., Gregory J. Mcdonald Dec 2018

Controls On Phosphorus Export From An Agricultural Watershed: Amsden Brook, Fort Fairfield, Maine Usa., Gregory J. Mcdonald

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

This study explores the sources and mechanisms of phosphorus (P) mobilization during base flow within the Amsden Brook watershed, Fort Fairfield, Maine, USA. Amsden Brook is an agriculturally dominated watershed drained by a spring-fed and perennial first- to second-order stream. We characterized the P concentrations within the watershed to investigate connections between soils, stream sediment, surface water, and groundwater. Waters were monitored monthly during the 2017 snow-free period for temperature, pH, dissolved oxygen, conductivity, soluble reactive P (SRP), total P, strong acid anions, strong base cations, dissolved organic carbon (DOC), Al, Fe, and Mn. Phosphorus speciation within soils and sediment ...


Modeling And Simulation Of The Thermoforming Process In Thermoplastic-Matrix Composite Materials, Philip M. Bean Dec 2018

Modeling And Simulation Of The Thermoforming Process In Thermoplastic-Matrix Composite Materials, Philip M. Bean

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Thermoplastic-matrix composite materials have unique advantages over traditional thermosets including faster processing, improved fracture toughness, and recyclability. These and other benefits have caused increasing interest in the use of these materials in both aerospace and automotive industries. Due to the differences in behavior, these materials require a different type of manufacturing process to thermoset matrix composites. This manufacturing process generally involves using pre manufactured tape-layers. These layers, containing both thermoplastic-matrix and fiber-reinforcement, are aligned to the desired orientation, and stacked up into a “tailored blank” using an automated tape layup machine. They are then heated to the thermoplastic melting temperature ...


1998 - Salinas Valley Water (Preliminary Analysis Of) The Cause And Cost Of Seawater Intrusion Dec 2018

1998 - Salinas Valley Water (Preliminary Analysis Of) The Cause And Cost Of Seawater Intrusion

Miscellaneous Monterey and San Luis Obispo County Documents and Reports

An analysis of the historical cause of seawater intrusion in the Pressure Area of Monterey County. An annual overdraft of groundwater resources near the coast coupled with a seasonal cycle of over pumping created a reversal in the groundwater gradient and associated cones of depression. "Marine intrusion has occurred in the 180-foot aquifer in recent years as a result of overdrafts." (Bulletin 52, 1946, p.27). The only overdrafts on groundwater in the Salinas Valley were in the East Side and Pressure Areas. "There was no shortage of groundwater in the remainder of the basin and no threat of deficiency ...


Csar 62 Spin Curve, Mohsen Azadi, Georgia Griggs, Glen De Villafranca, Gerald Lopez Dec 2018

Csar 62 Spin Curve, Mohsen Azadi, Georgia Griggs, Glen De Villafranca, Gerald Lopez

Protocols and Reports

No abstract provided.


1995 - North Monterey County Hydrogeologic Study Volume I, Water Resource Dec 2018

1995 - North Monterey County Hydrogeologic Study Volume I, Water Resource

Monterey County Water Resources Agency Engineering Reports

The purpose of the investigation was to develop a better understanding of the hydrogeologic setting in the North Monterey County (North County) area and to quantify the various components of water supply and demand. The investigation also focused on the institutional and planning issues associated with the resource limitations and suggests possible responses to these limitations. The investigation was intended to provide the Monterey County Water Resources Agency (MCWRA), as well as the Monterey County Departments of Planning, Building & Inspection and Division of Environmental Health, with data essential to developing a ground water management plan and to support modifications to ...


1996 - Monterey County Hydrogeologic Study, Volume Ii -- Critical Issues Report And Interim Management Plan, Final Report Dec 2018

1996 - Monterey County Hydrogeologic Study, Volume Ii -- Critical Issues Report And Interim Management Plan, Final Report

Monterey County Water Resources Agency Engineering Reports

This document was a companion report to the North Monterey County Hydrogeologic Study, Volume I, dated October 1995. The document built from the technical understanding and problem identification developed in Volume I and focuses on key issues relative to developing a management plan for the water resources of the area. These included the interrelated policy, legal and financial issues that complicate the management of the resource. The purpose of the report was to provide an analysis of these issues towards the development of long-range management objectives.


Temporal Dynamics Of Bacterial Communities In Soil And Leachate Water After Swine Manure Application, Elizabeth L. Rieke, Michelle L. Soupir, Thomas B. Moorman, Fan Yang, Adina C. Howe Dec 2018

Temporal Dynamics Of Bacterial Communities In Soil And Leachate Water After Swine Manure Application, Elizabeth L. Rieke, Michelle L. Soupir, Thomas B. Moorman, Fan Yang, Adina C. Howe

Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering Publications

Application of swine manure to agricultural land allows recycling of plant nutrients, but excess nitrate, phosphorus and fecal bacteria impact surface and drainage water quality. While agronomic and water quality impacts are well studied, little is known about the impact of swine manure slurry on soil microbial communities. We applied swine manure to intact soil columns collected from plots maintained under chisel plow or no-till with corn and soybean rotation. Targeted 16S-rRNA gene sequencing was used to characterize and to identify shifts in bacterial communities in soil over 108 days after swine manure application. In addition, six simulated rainfalls were ...


2018 - Groundwater Management In California, Michael Hanemann Dec 2018

2018 - Groundwater Management In California, Michael Hanemann

Related Research and Documents

In 2014, the California legislature for the first time took some steps to create a framework for regulating groundwater pumping in over-drafted basins by adopting the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA), representing California's first statewide groundwater management planning program. SGMA called for local agencies to develop groundwater sustainability plans within the next five to seven years and then achieve sustainable levels of groundwater extraction by approximately 2040 to 2045. California's prior efforts to regulate groundwater extraction is discussed, as well as groundwater depletion.


Wyoming Wheels, David Tobin Dec 2018

Wyoming Wheels, David Tobin

Honors Theses AY 17/18

Manual wheelchair users traditionally suffer from an increased risk of chronic shoulder injury and the inability to travel quickly or uphill independently. Beginning as a senior design project in fall of 2016, Wyoming Wheels is a geared, lever-action, manual wheelchair system designed to mitigate these challenges. For the 2017-2018 school year, the goal of the project was to create a functional prototype by optimizing the previous year’s project. Specifically, the weight and noise output needed to be decreased, and the shifting, braking, and overall ergonomics of the chair needed to be improved. The total weight of the chair was ...


Laboratory Evaluation Of Recycled Crushed Glass Cullet For Use As An Aggregate In Beach Nourishment And Marsh Creation Projects In Southeastern Louisiana, John C. Wildman Dec 2018

Laboratory Evaluation Of Recycled Crushed Glass Cullet For Use As An Aggregate In Beach Nourishment And Marsh Creation Projects In Southeastern Louisiana, John C. Wildman

University of New Orleans Theses and Dissertations

To combat the rapid degradation of the Louisiana coast, the Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority has planned strategic land building initiatives throughout the Louisiana Gulf coast, including beach nourishment and marsh creation projects. It is commonly agreed that the state lacks sufficient renewable sediment resources to maintain the planned CPRA land building program. However, Louisiana, the state that commonly ranks last in state recycling percentage, recycles an estimated 0.6% of the waste glass consumed in the state. Glass is predominantly silica sand. This thesis evaluates laboratory‑determined characteristics of recycled crushed glass cullet to assess its suitability as ...


Feasible Form Parameter Design Of Complex Ship Hull Form Geometry, Thomas L. Mcculloch Dec 2018

Feasible Form Parameter Design Of Complex Ship Hull Form Geometry, Thomas L. Mcculloch

University of New Orleans Theses and Dissertations

This thesis introduces a new methodology for robust form parameter design of complex hull form geometry via constraint programming, automatic differentiation, interval arithmetic, and truncated hierarchical B- splines. To date, there has been no clearly stated methodology for assuring consistency of general (equality and inequality) constraints across an entire geometric form parameter ship hull design space. In contrast, the method to be given here can be used to produce guaranteed narrowing of the design space, such that infeasible portions are eliminated. Furthermore, we can guarantee that any set of form parameters generated by our method will be self consistent. It ...


Imaging Stress And Magnetism At High Pressures Using A Nanoscale Quantum Sensor, S. Hsieh, P. Bhattacharyya, C. Zu, T. Mittiga, T. J. Smart, F. Machado, B. Kobrin, T. O. Hohn, N. Z. Rui, Mehdi Kamrani, S. Chatterjee, S. Choi, M. Zaletel, V. V. Struzhkin, J. E. Moore, Valery I. Levitas, R. Jeanloz, N. Y. Yao Dec 2018

Imaging Stress And Magnetism At High Pressures Using A Nanoscale Quantum Sensor, S. Hsieh, P. Bhattacharyya, C. Zu, T. Mittiga, T. J. Smart, F. Machado, B. Kobrin, T. O. Hohn, N. Z. Rui, Mehdi Kamrani, S. Chatterjee, S. Choi, M. Zaletel, V. V. Struzhkin, J. E. Moore, Valery I. Levitas, R. Jeanloz, N. Y. Yao

Aerospace Engineering Publications

Pressure alters the physical, chemical and electronic properties of matter. The development of the diamond anvil cell (DAC) enables tabletop experiments to investigate a diverse landscape of high-pressure phenomena ranging from the properties of planetary interiors to transitions between quantum mechanical phases. In this work, we introduce and utilize a novel nanoscale sensing platform, which integrates nitrogen-vacancy (NV) color centers directly into the culet (tip) of diamond anvils. We demonstrate the versatility of this platform by performing diffraction-limited imaging (~600 nm) of both stress fields and magnetism, up to pressures ~30 GPa and for temperatures ranging from 25-340 K. For ...


Behind Emammal’S Success: A Data Curator With A Data Standard, Jennifer Y. Zhao, William J. Mcshea Dec 2018

Behind Emammal’S Success: A Data Curator With A Data Standard, Jennifer Y. Zhao, William J. Mcshea

Journal of eScience Librarianship

This paper explores the data challenges of a major collection method in the field of ecology: using infrared-activated cameras to detect wildlife. One such solution, eMammal, is now available to address these struggles. We delineate the key reason behind its success: a data curator who manages an established data standard and communicates with eMammal’s users and stakeholders. We outline the tasks of this data curator, mention how they can work with data librarians, and demonstrate that the data curator position is already applicable in several biological science fields with a few examples. We end by emphasizing the growth of ...


2010 - Excerpt From Master Response 4 - Water Supply Re Salinas Valley Water Supply (10-28-10) Dec 2018

2010 - Excerpt From Master Response 4 - Water Supply Re Salinas Valley Water Supply (10-28-10)

Miscellaneous Monterey and San Luis Obispo County Documents and Reports

In addition to the Master Response to the Monterey County General Plan pertaining to the analysis of the Salinas Valley water supply, tables and figures referenced in the response are included at the end of the response. This document is for informational purposes only to provide a summary of information relative to the Salinas Valley water supply analysis contained in the Final EIR.


2012 - Historic American Landscapes Survey - Mission San Antonio De Padua Dec 2018

2012 - Historic American Landscapes Survey - Mission San Antonio De Padua

Miscellaneous Monterey and San Luis Obispo County Documents and Reports

The intent of this report was to summarize existing written histories of the site and to document the existing conditions of the physical and cultural landscape at the Mission, This report focused on the viewshed and overall physical and cultural landscape of Mission San Antonio de Padua and its surroundings. There are no drawings of the site included in this documentation nor was the precise location and species of each plant type within the study area have not been documented or recorded. The study area encompasses approximately 650 acres.


2006 - Salinas Valley Integrated Regional Water Management Functionally Equivalent Plan Summary Document Update Dec 2018

2006 - Salinas Valley Integrated Regional Water Management Functionally Equivalent Plan Summary Document Update

Miscellaneous Monterey and San Luis Obispo County Documents and Reports

The California Department of Water Resources (DWR) and the State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) are encouraging local and regional water management planners to establish integrated regional water management plans through the collaboration of planning efforts and project coordination. The intent is to encourage planners to implement projects focused on meeting multiple water resources needs on a regional basis. Jointly, both agencies are soliciting grant applications for Proposition 50 Chapter 8 grant funding, which was established to provide a fiscal tool to support integrated regional water management. In order to take advantage of this funding opportunity, Monterey County Water Resources ...


2008 - San Antonio And Nacimiento Rivers Watershed Management Plan Dec 2018

2008 - San Antonio And Nacimiento Rivers Watershed Management Plan

Miscellaneous Monterey and San Luis Obispo County Documents and Reports

The purpose of the San Antonio and Nacimiento Rivers Watersheds Management Plan is to identify the existing conditions of and stresses in these watersheds as they relate to water quality, and recommend methods for reducing or eliminating those stressors such as alternative land use practices. The plan was created to:

􀂃 The reservoirs and their respective watersheds are the source for water recharging the Salinas Valley groundwater basin.

􀂃 There is a direct correlation between the health of these watersheds and the supply and quality of water for the Salinas Valley.

􀂃 The Salinas Valley’s population and economy are dependent on a ...


Dynamic Response Analysis Of Rutting Resistance Performance Of High Modulus Asphalt Concrete Pavement, Chundi Si, Enli Chen, Zhanping You, Riulan Tian, Ran Zhang, Junfeng Gao Dec 2018

Dynamic Response Analysis Of Rutting Resistance Performance Of High Modulus Asphalt Concrete Pavement, Chundi Si, Enli Chen, Zhanping You, Riulan Tian, Ran Zhang, Junfeng Gao

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering Publications

In order to systematically study the rutting resistance performance of High-Modulus Asphalt Concrete (HMAC) pavements, a finite element method model of HMAC pavement was established using ABAQUS software. Based on the viscoelasticity theory of asphalt, the stress and deformation distribution characteristics of HMAC pavement were studied and compared to conventional asphalt pavement under moving loads. Then, the pavement temperature field model was established to study the temperature variation and the thermal stress in HMAC pavement. Finally, under the condition of continuous temperature variation, the creep behavior and permanent deformation of HMAC pavement were investigated. The results showed that under the ...


The Creation, Validation, And Implementation Of The Engineering Process Safety Research Instrument, Brittany Lynn Butler Dec 2018

The Creation, Validation, And Implementation Of The Engineering Process Safety Research Instrument, Brittany Lynn Butler

Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this study was to develop and validate an instrument that can measure how senior chemical engineering students make process safety decisions. The Engineering Process Safety Research Instrument (EPSRI) contains dilemmas that represent process safety scenarios, followed by three decision options, and 12-15 considerations that fall into pre-conventional, conventional, or post-conventional forms of reasoning. Three studies were completed as a part of this research. The content validation study ensured the dilemmas represented process safety scenarios, the considerations matched their perceived theoretical definitions, and that no content areas were omitted. This study resulted in validation of the content, following ...


Flight Time Reduced For Aviation Students, Gillian Panigot Dec 2018

Flight Time Reduced For Aviation Students, Gillian Panigot

Andrews Agenda: Campus News

No abstract provided.


Design And Evaluation Of A 3d Printed Filar Micrometer, Emily M. Rull Dec 2018

Design And Evaluation Of A 3d Printed Filar Micrometer, Emily M. Rull

ELAIA

Background Double stars are celestial objects that allow for calculating the mass of stars by assessing their orbits. Stellar mass affects every current model of stellar evolution, but the most accurate double star orbits can take decades to record. Due to the long-term nature of such observations and lack of groundbreaking research in double star studies, professional astronomers are no longer focused on making these measurements, so amateur astronomers can pick up where professionals have left off. Amateurs can only do this if they can get the equipment that they need at prices they can afford. A personally-manufactured filar micrometer ...


Weed And Crop Discrimination Through An Offline Computer Vision Algorithm, Phillip J. Putney Dec 2018

Weed And Crop Discrimination Through An Offline Computer Vision Algorithm, Phillip J. Putney

ELAIA

With the recent global interest in organic farming and cultivation, many people are turning away from chemical-based herbicides and moving towards alternate methods to extirpate weeds living amongst their crops. Of the methods proposed, robotic weed detection and removal is the most promising because of its possibility to be completely autonomous. Several robust, fully-autonomous robots have been developed, although none have been approved for commercial use. This paper proposes a weed and crop discrimination algorithm that utilizes an excessive green filter paired with principal component analysis to detect specific spatial frequencies within an image corresponding to different types of weeds ...


Operating Different Displays In Military Fast Jets Using Eye Gaze Tracker, Jeevitha Shree Dv, L. R. D. Murthy, Kamalpreet Singh Saluja, Pradipta Biswas Dec 2018

Operating Different Displays In Military Fast Jets Using Eye Gaze Tracker, Jeevitha Shree Dv, L. R. D. Murthy, Kamalpreet Singh Saluja, Pradipta Biswas

Journal of Aviation Technology and Engineering

This paper investigated the use of an eye-gaze-controlled interface in a military aviation environment. We set up a flight simulator and used the gaze-controlled interface in three different configurations of displays (head down, head up, and head mounted) for military fast jets. Our studies found that the gaze-controlled interface statistically significantly increased the speed of interaction for secondary mission control tasks compared to touchscreen- and joystick-based target designation system. Finally, we tested a gaze-controlled system inside an aircraft both on the ground and in different phases of flight with military pilots. Results showed that they could undertake representative pointing and ...


2016 - Memorandum Of Understanding For Integrated Regional Water Management In The Greater Monterey County Region With Amendments Through December 2016 Dec 2018

2016 - Memorandum Of Understanding For Integrated Regional Water Management In The Greater Monterey County Region With Amendments Through December 2016

Miscellaneous Monterey and San Luis Obispo County Documents and Reports

An Integrated Regional Water Management Plan (IRWM Plan) developed by 18 member entities that include government agencies, nonprofit organizations, educational organizations, water service districts, private water companies, and organizations representing agricultural, environmental, and community interests. The IRWM Plan is an expansion and modification of a previous plan – the May 2006 Salinas Valley Integrated Regional Water Management Functionally Equivalent Plan developed by Monterey County Water Resources Agency. This MOU recognizes the joint commitment of the undersigned parties to develop an IRWM Plan for the Greater Monterey County Region. The MOU does not impose any further commitments or obligations upon any signatory ...


2013 - Greater Monterey County Integrated Regional Water Management - Disadvantaged Community And Tribal Needs Assessment Dec 2018

2013 - Greater Monterey County Integrated Regional Water Management - Disadvantaged Community And Tribal Needs Assessment

Miscellaneous Monterey and San Luis Obispo County Documents and Reports

A 2013 Disadvantaged Community and Tribal Needs Assessment as they relate to water management in the Greater Monterey County Integrated Regional Water Management process in the planning region thus informing future project development.