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Full-Text Articles in Engineering

The High Rise Storage System, Justin H. Harmon Dec 2019

The High Rise Storage System, Justin H. Harmon

Chancellor’s Honors Program Projects

No abstract provided.


Investigating The Addition Of Suicide Prevention Barriers To The Natchez Trace Parkway Bridge, Jaideep Thota, Nancy Abdo, Payne Susong, Connor Campbell, Joseph Allston, Meet Patel Dec 2019

Investigating The Addition Of Suicide Prevention Barriers To The Natchez Trace Parkway Bridge, Jaideep Thota, Nancy Abdo, Payne Susong, Connor Campbell, Joseph Allston, Meet Patel

Chancellor’s Honors Program Projects

No abstract provided.


Combating Intersection-Related Imposter Phenomenon In The Workplace Through Career Readiness, Simone Stewart Nov 2019

Combating Intersection-Related Imposter Phenomenon In The Workplace Through Career Readiness, Simone Stewart

Black Issues Conference

Research has determined that Impostor Phenomenon (IP) most likely occurs in members of minority groups, students, first generation professionals and persons for whom success came quickly. Other studies have shown that many professional women are One of the ways to combat IP is through the development of competencies needed in your career. Attend this workshop to learn how to develop strategies to approach career competency while on campus and throughout your career to keep you on top of your game!


Python Script For Homogeneous Aqueous Chemical Reaction Analysis And Associated Data Related To Radiolysis Simulations, Peter James Doyle, David Bartels Sep 2019

Python Script For Homogeneous Aqueous Chemical Reaction Analysis And Associated Data Related To Radiolysis Simulations, Peter James Doyle, David Bartels

Faculty Publications and Other Works -- Nuclear Engineering

No abstract provided.


High Resolution Validation Of Next Generation Turbulent Flow Models Using Neutron Beams, Laser Fluorescence, And Cryogenic Helium, Landen G Mcdonald May 2019

High Resolution Validation Of Next Generation Turbulent Flow Models Using Neutron Beams, Laser Fluorescence, And Cryogenic Helium, Landen G Mcdonald

EURēCA: Exhibition of Undergraduate Research and Creative Achievement

Turbulent fluid flow is an incredibly unpredictable subject that continues to confound scientists and engineers. All of the empirical data that has been the basis of conventional turbulent computational fluid dynamics (CFD) models for decades only extends to roughly the equivalent turbulence created when Michael Phelps swims in a pool. The problem is that this data is then extrapolated out many orders of magnitude in order to design cruise ships, airplanes, and rockets which operate in significantly more turbulent flow regimes. This creates an incredible degree of uncertainty in the design process that demands over-engineering and increased expenditures.

The development ...


Accelerated Innovation Development Of Laser Metrology For Steel Bridge Fabrication, Timothy W. Jones, Nicholas E. Wierschem May 2019

Accelerated Innovation Development Of Laser Metrology For Steel Bridge Fabrication, Timothy W. Jones, Nicholas E. Wierschem

Civil and Environmental Engineering Reports

This report documents the use of a laser metrology technique in the production of splice connections for steel bridge girders which was successfully performed at Hirschfeld Industries steel bridge fabrication plant in Bristol, VA. Over the course of this project, the traditional method of splice connection fabrication was studied and compared alongside a newer method involving the use of laser metrology to enable the use of pre-drilled girder splice connection holes and custom fabricated splice plates. The primary benefit of this new method is that time consuming match drilling of girder splice connections is replaced with automated drilling methods. This ...


Final Design Report For The Bioburden Pre-Cleaning Device And Dr. Mark Rasnake At The University Of Tennessee Medical Center, Katherine Elizabeth Stiles, Megan Pitz, Kayla Franklin, Simran Dayal, Austin Bullock May 2019

Final Design Report For The Bioburden Pre-Cleaning Device And Dr. Mark Rasnake At The University Of Tennessee Medical Center, Katherine Elizabeth Stiles, Megan Pitz, Kayla Franklin, Simran Dayal, Austin Bullock

Chancellor’s Honors Program Projects

No abstract provided.


Extraction Of Thorium Dioxide And Other Ree Oxides From Monazite Ore, Bradley M. Bennett, Julia Johnson, Kelsey Hay, Chelsea Connolly-Horton May 2019

Extraction Of Thorium Dioxide And Other Ree Oxides From Monazite Ore, Bradley M. Bennett, Julia Johnson, Kelsey Hay, Chelsea Connolly-Horton

Chancellor’s Honors Program Projects

No abstract provided.


Extraction Of Tho2 From Monazite Ore, Brian T. Grim, Kevin Harricharran, Maggie Mann, Sidharth Mahajan May 2019

Extraction Of Tho2 From Monazite Ore, Brian T. Grim, Kevin Harricharran, Maggie Mann, Sidharth Mahajan

Chancellor’s Honors Program Projects

No abstract provided.


System Architecture Design And Development For A Reusable Lunar Lander, Chad Batten, Camille E. Bergin, Aaron Crigger, Darryl Harris, Gillian Suzanne Mcglothin May 2019

System Architecture Design And Development For A Reusable Lunar Lander, Chad Batten, Camille E. Bergin, Aaron Crigger, Darryl Harris, Gillian Suzanne Mcglothin

Chancellor’s Honors Program Projects

No abstract provided.


Appalachian Electric Cooperative Zinc Substation Foundation Project, Leah Stephens, James Throckmorton, Grayson Layne, Ben Morris May 2019

Appalachian Electric Cooperative Zinc Substation Foundation Project, Leah Stephens, James Throckmorton, Grayson Layne, Ben Morris

Chancellor’s Honors Program Projects

No abstract provided.


Ecocar Mobility Challenge Communications Plan, Whitney M. Brothers May 2019

Ecocar Mobility Challenge Communications Plan, Whitney M. Brothers

Chancellor’s Honors Program Projects

No abstract provided.


Hybrid Rocket Engine Design Utilizing A Polymer Matrix Encapsulating Pulverized Fuel, Seth Holladay, Teague Aarant, Jared Bass, Timothy Grizzel, Matthew Mcvey, William Putthoff, Angus Shaw, Caroline Littel, James Evans Lyne May 2019

Hybrid Rocket Engine Design Utilizing A Polymer Matrix Encapsulating Pulverized Fuel, Seth Holladay, Teague Aarant, Jared Bass, Timothy Grizzel, Matthew Mcvey, William Putthoff, Angus Shaw, Caroline Littel, James Evans Lyne

Chancellor’s Honors Program Projects

No abstract provided.


Torch Mounted Wire Nipper, Steven D. Patrick, Matt Montgomery, Ben Rouse, Garrett D. Foust May 2019

Torch Mounted Wire Nipper, Steven D. Patrick, Matt Montgomery, Ben Rouse, Garrett D. Foust

Chancellor’s Honors Program Projects

No abstract provided.


Study Level Design Of Thorium Oxide Production, Dylan G. Chitwood, Drake Crawford, Chase Toth May 2019

Study Level Design Of Thorium Oxide Production, Dylan G. Chitwood, Drake Crawford, Chase Toth

Chancellor’s Honors Program Projects

No abstract provided.


Extraction Of Thorium Oxide From Monazite Ore, Makalee Ruch, Chloe Frame, Molly Landon, Ralph Laurel, Annabelle Large May 2019

Extraction Of Thorium Oxide From Monazite Ore, Makalee Ruch, Chloe Frame, Molly Landon, Ralph Laurel, Annabelle Large

Chancellor’s Honors Program Projects

No abstract provided.


Tixzr(1-X)N Thin Films For Advanced Plasmonic Materials, Susan R. Schickling, Codi Ferree, Amy Godfrey, Andre Hillsman, Hannah Robinson May 2019

Tixzr(1-X)N Thin Films For Advanced Plasmonic Materials, Susan R. Schickling, Codi Ferree, Amy Godfrey, Andre Hillsman, Hannah Robinson

Chancellor’s Honors Program Projects

No abstract provided.


Design And Development Of Hybrid Rocket For Spaceport America Cup, Benjamin Barnhill, Sean Darling, Austin Springer, Adam Todd, Stewart Whaley May 2019

Design And Development Of Hybrid Rocket For Spaceport America Cup, Benjamin Barnhill, Sean Darling, Austin Springer, Adam Todd, Stewart Whaley

Chancellor’s Honors Program Projects

No abstract provided.


Interfaith Health Clinic Electronic Records Implementation Of Standard Operating Procedures, Payton E. Garland, Emily Mae Diehl, Clark Michael Legac, Joshua Presnell May 2019

Interfaith Health Clinic Electronic Records Implementation Of Standard Operating Procedures, Payton E. Garland, Emily Mae Diehl, Clark Michael Legac, Joshua Presnell

Chancellor’s Honors Program Projects

No abstract provided.


Tertiary Safety System For Nuclear Spent Fuel Pool, Jonathan Farmer, Amanda Bachmann, Taylor Adams, Eissa Altalahlah, Trina Garrett, Jillian Newmyer, Drew Shayotovich May 2019

Tertiary Safety System For Nuclear Spent Fuel Pool, Jonathan Farmer, Amanda Bachmann, Taylor Adams, Eissa Altalahlah, Trina Garrett, Jillian Newmyer, Drew Shayotovich

Chancellor’s Honors Program Projects

No abstract provided.


Stability In Government, Emerging Technology, And Decentralized Economies: An Analysis Of Alternative Uses Of Cryptocurrencies, Mickayla Stogsdill May 2019

Stability In Government, Emerging Technology, And Decentralized Economies: An Analysis Of Alternative Uses Of Cryptocurrencies, Mickayla Stogsdill

Chancellor’s Honors Program Projects

No abstract provided.


Applications Of Optimization Modeling In Multi-Disciplinary Engineering Research, Anton F. Astner, Ekramul Haque Ehite, Yang Li, Colin Sasthav Apr 2019

Applications Of Optimization Modeling In Multi-Disciplinary Engineering Research, Anton F. Astner, Ekramul Haque Ehite, Yang Li, Colin Sasthav

Biosystems Engineering and Soil Science Publications and Other Works

Optimization modeling is the process of selection of the best solution to a design problem using predetermined constraints from a set of prospective solutions. Increased computing power has made optimization solvers readily available for business/research needs. For example, Microsoft Excel has a simple, but robust solver. Such solvers can model linear, nonlinear, and integer programming problems that are limited in size. This study shows the use of the optimization model solvers in various research contexts.


Synthesis And Characterization Of A-Site And B-Site Disordered High-Entropy Perovskites, Quinton Wright Apr 2019

Synthesis And Characterization Of A-Site And B-Site Disordered High-Entropy Perovskites, Quinton Wright

EURēCA: Exhibition of Undergraduate Research and Creative Achievement

Entropy-stabilized oxides are a new class of ceramic material inspired by high-entropy alloys. In entropy-stabilized oxides, many metallic elements in approximately equal amounts occupy one lattice site. The large number of atom types present in the crystal results in a high degree of disorder in the material. The purpose of this study was to determine if a single-phase samples of two entropy-stabilized oxides could be successfully created through solid-state synthesis. The first of these materials - (Gd0.2La0.2Nd0.2Sm0.2Y0.2)MnO3 - has has 5 A-site elements creating a high degree of disorder. The second of these materials - La(Co0 ...


Understanding Conformational Regulation Of The Integrin I-Domain For Design Of Chimeric Protein Switches, Niall Phelan Terry, Liang Fang, J Vincent Price, Eric T. Boder Dr. Apr 2019

Understanding Conformational Regulation Of The Integrin I-Domain For Design Of Chimeric Protein Switches, Niall Phelan Terry, Liang Fang, J Vincent Price, Eric T. Boder Dr.

EURēCA: Exhibition of Undergraduate Research and Creative Achievement

Within all complex biological processes intricate proteins are expressed to complete every niche and necessary task. Many express multiple allosterically regulated conformational states, with protein function regulated by effector molecules and other ligands. One such protein is the LFA-1 surface integrin protein and its inserted domain, the I-domain. We Isolated the I-domain for investigation of determining binding properties and understanding conformational regulations of affinity changes to its target ligand ICAM-1, for further use in chimeric protein switch design. A large change in binding affinity was found through the deletion of a sub-sequence of amino acids in I-domain known as the ...


Elucidating Growth Coupling Of Metabolites In E. Coli And Characterizing Modularity., Preston N. Nicely Apr 2019

Elucidating Growth Coupling Of Metabolites In E. Coli And Characterizing Modularity., Preston N. Nicely

EURēCA: Exhibition of Undergraduate Research and Creative Achievement

This project seeks to increase the efficiency of rapid engineering strain design by elucidating the functionality of a modular cell. The modular cell theory insinuates that there exists a baseline cellular framework from which cellular products can be produced by inserting a designed production module into the cell. In this study, recombinant gene cloning techniques were used to design metabolite production modules that focused on increasing the production, titer, and yield of ethanol and lactate within Escherichia coli (E. coli). An auxotrophic chassis cell was created by ModCell2 and multi-objective strain design to determine the genes necessary for deletion. The ...


System Fault Tolerancing And Self-Reported Usability Of A Closed-Loop Robotic System For Reading Comprehension Skill Development In Children Who Are Deaf Or Hard Of Hearing, Miroslava I. Migovich Apr 2019

System Fault Tolerancing And Self-Reported Usability Of A Closed-Loop Robotic System For Reading Comprehension Skill Development In Children Who Are Deaf Or Hard Of Hearing, Miroslava I. Migovich

EURēCA: Exhibition of Undergraduate Research and Creative Achievement

Children who are deaf or hard of hearing often suffer from low literacy and reading comprehension rates [1]. Over the past 50 years, research had concluded that literacy rates for these children rarely pass a fourth-grade level [2]. However, little research has been done regarding interventions for reading comprehension skill development [3]. Our long-term study seeks to incorporate social robotics and reading comprehension development to provide an option for in-home and in-school reading focused interventions. In the current study, we present an initial validation of a closed-loop social robotic system for reading comprehension testing. Results suggest our robot-based system is ...


Developing A Method For Testing Tackiness Of Bituminous Tack Coats, Collin M. Pekol Mr. Apr 2019

Developing A Method For Testing Tackiness Of Bituminous Tack Coats, Collin M. Pekol Mr.

EURēCA: Exhibition of Undergraduate Research and Creative Achievement

In the construction of roads, asphalt is paved in individual layers. To ensure that these layers behave as a single, cohesive unit, a bituminous tack coat is applied between layers. It is critical that this tack coat is adhesive when the hot mix asphalt is applied and non-adhesive otherwise. As of present, there is no standard method for testing the adhesion of bituminous tack coats. A procedure was developed such that a sample tack coat of ~1 mm thickness was allowed to adhere to a temperature-controlled lower plate. After a set time, the upper geometry was lowered until a set ...


The Comparison Of Verbalized Feedback In Human To Computer Interfacing Versus Human To Human Interaction, Kea Francis Feb 2019

The Comparison Of Verbalized Feedback In Human To Computer Interfacing Versus Human To Human Interaction, Kea Francis

EURēCA: Exhibition of Undergraduate Research and Creative Achievement

The project evaluates response to social robots for purposeful tasks. The study uses a social robot, Rapiro, along with a smartphone that serves as a visual interface for the robot system. My role was to design a program on a Raspberry Pi that allows simultaneous control of Rapiro’s actions and a response from a phone application. The phone app is downloaded to an Android phone and designed using MIT App Inventor software. This allows pre-programmed and real-time control of the robot. The user inputs what they want the robot to say through the terminal of the Raspberry Pi. Through ...


Measurement And Analysis Of The Extreme Physical Shock Environment Experienced By Crane-Mounted Radiation Detection Systems, Matthew Boyd, Jennifer Erchinger, Craig M. Marianno, Gene Kallenbach Jan 2019

Measurement And Analysis Of The Extreme Physical Shock Environment Experienced By Crane-Mounted Radiation Detection Systems, Matthew Boyd, Jennifer Erchinger, Craig M. Marianno, Gene Kallenbach

International Journal of Nuclear Security

At ports of entry, radiation detectors could be mounted on container gantry crane spreaders to monitor cargo containers entering and leaving the country. These detectors would have to withstand the extreme physical conditions experienced by these spreaders during normal operations. Physical shock data from the gable ends of a spreader were recorded during the loading and unloading of a cargo ship by two hard mounted PCB Piezotronics model 340A50 accelerometers and two Lansmont SAVER 9X30 units (with padding). The majority of large shocks were observed in the vertical direction. The Lansmont units recorded mean shocks of 22.215 ± 1.174 ...