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Design, Construction, And Flight Of A Remote-Controlled Aircraft For The 2020-21 Aiaa Dbf Competition, Jonathan A. Dixon, Caleb Weatherly, Satyam Mistry, Killian Samuels, Ethan Cerrito, Caleb Morgan, Sanghyeok Park, Sam Pankratz, Jamison Murphree May 2021

Design, Construction, And Flight Of A Remote-Controlled Aircraft For The 2020-21 Aiaa Dbf Competition, Jonathan A. Dixon, Caleb Weatherly, Satyam Mistry, Killian Samuels, Ethan Cerrito, Caleb Morgan, Sanghyeok Park, Sam Pankratz, Jamison Murphree

Chancellor’s Honors Program Projects

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Design Of A Constant Volume Combustion Chamber, John Bono, Collin Gould, Scott Eaton Apr 2021

Design Of A Constant Volume Combustion Chamber, John Bono, Collin Gould, Scott Eaton

Thinking Matters Symposium

This project designs a high-temperature, high-pressure fuel injection chamber for the visualization of diesel fuel injection spray patterns. The study and characterization of diesel fuel spray is important for the development of new engine designs and adoption of alternative fuels. In addition, the chamber can be used to support teaching research projects at the University of Southern Maine. A 3-D SolidWorks model is developed to meet visual accessibility and operating temperature and pressure requirements. Three experimental imaging techniques will be compared, with an emphasis on schlieren photography and videography. Data acquisition and controls systems will be developed including digital imaging ...


Parametric Design Of Flywheel For An Electric Punch Press, Prashant Dhakal Apr 2021

Parametric Design Of Flywheel For An Electric Punch Press, Prashant Dhakal

Honors Theses

Almost all designs start with a design requirement. These may be weight, volume, clearance, and even custom calculations. Finding a solution that meets these requirements often involves tedious and time-consuming iterations. Once the solution has been found, the design must be optimized to find the best possible solution. Finding the ‘best possible design’ requires substantial time and effort dedicated to iterating and analyzing the potential model solutions. This is where Parametric design comes into play. The Parametric design aids in specifying the key parameters of the design and makes changes interactively, with the model updating automatically. The purpose of this ...


Senior Design Capstone: Using An Engineering Design Process To Create A Sawzall Wobble Fixture For Milwaukee Tools, Tyler Moore Apr 2021

Senior Design Capstone: Using An Engineering Design Process To Create A Sawzall Wobble Fixture For Milwaukee Tools, Tyler Moore

Honors Theses

The overall objective of this design project was to successfully design a fixture to expedite the repairs of Sawzalls at the Milwaukee Tools repairs facility in Greenwood, Mississippi. This project was executed in accordance with guidelines set forth by the Senior Capstone Design class at the University of Mississippi as well as the quality engineers sponsoring the project at Milwaukee Tools. The fixture was created utilizing an engineering design process with the goal of allowing technicians to press two Sawzall wobbles onto an angled Sawzall wobble shaft using an arbor press with just one press. By beginning with a straightforward ...


Enercon Station Vacuum Pump Replacement, Clint Hembree, Jared D'Amico, Connor Moore, Paul Jeffrey Fontenot, Sydnee Castello, J.J. Clements Apr 2021

Enercon Station Vacuum Pump Replacement, Clint Hembree, Jared D'Amico, Connor Moore, Paul Jeffrey Fontenot, Sydnee Castello, J.J. Clements

Senior Design Project For Engineers

This details the progress of the ENERCON pump replacement project as completed by the Kennesaw State University interdisciplinary senior design group. This project is a two-semester capstone effort for the engineering program at Southern Polytechnic School of Engineering, overseen by Dr. McFall during Fall 2020 and Dr. Khalid during Spring 2021 semesters. The 2020-2021 KSU Interdisciplinary Senior Design team was tasked with completing an Engineering Change Package (ECP) for existing vacuum pumps at ENERCON Station. The mechanical, electrical, and civil students worked together, performing evaluations on existing plant systems to ensure the plant could support the new vacuum pumps. By ...


Sustainable Bus Stop: Design & Pre-Construction, Nadov O. Rader Mar 2021

Sustainable Bus Stop: Design & Pre-Construction, Nadov O. Rader

Construction Management

The objective of this project is to design and prepare to build a sustainable bus stop for the City of San Luis Obispo (SLO). Compiled are pre-construction plans and documents for delivery of a sustainable bus stop. All pre-construction services include: project budget/estimates, construction plans and specifications including architectural and electrical plans, timeline/schedule, and materials lists. With a strong focus on sustainability, the design incorporates the use of photovoltaic panels as a form of renewable energy to power features of the sheltered bus stop. This includes a light fixture and a pump to use collected rainwater to nourish ...


Door Barricade, Alex Cerino Jan 2021

Door Barricade, Alex Cerino

Williams Honors College, Honors Research Projects

My senior capstone project will be a door barricade. The main idea for the use of the door barricade is for schools in the case of an intruder. The barricade that I will be designing is a solution to the inefficient barricades that I saw at my high school. It could also be used at businesses and homes. My design would be easy to use and have a fail-safe option. The two areas of mechanical engineering technology that my capstone project will focus on are stress analysis and electronics. Every part for my door barricade is drawn in SolidWorks. All ...


Formula Sae Design Validation Through Lap Time Simulation, Noah Gresser, Akos Jasper, Michael Metropoulos, Paul Buczynski, James Volcansek Jan 2021

Formula Sae Design Validation Through Lap Time Simulation, Noah Gresser, Akos Jasper, Michael Metropoulos, Paul Buczynski, James Volcansek

Williams Honors College, Honors Research Projects

Lap time simulation is capable of advancing Zips Racing into a new, modern era for future vehicle designs. Through the use of VI-grade simulation software, Zips Racing was able to validate its current combustion and electric vehicle designs in spite of the challenges brought on to the team as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Throughout this project, the design team gained an enhanced understanding of suspension designs and optimizations through the usage of computer simulations. As a result, the teams have a better understanding of the fundamental changes that need to occur to enhance the race team’s final ...


Customizable Armor Set, Olivia Reedy Jan 2021

Customizable Armor Set, Olivia Reedy

Williams Honors College, Honors Research Projects

This project is intended to help people who make costume armor by reducing the amount of time and money it takes to create a set of armor. Making armor can take a lot of resources for beginners, and this project is intended to help hobbyists with that process. This customizable armor set goes through the engineering design process, from the initial design of the parts to creating the prototype using vacuum forming. The prototype armor can be painted and adhered to using acrylic paint and contact cement, respectively, and fits three sizes of small, medium, and large.


Preconstruction Plan For Stairs At West Cerro Vista Apartments, Kian D. Kemp Dec 2020

Preconstruction Plan For Stairs At West Cerro Vista Apartments, Kian D. Kemp

Construction Management

Students at California Polytechnic University have created an unsafe dirt trail down a hillside west of the Cerro Vista Apartment Complex on the university’s campus. This heavily traveled trail is a shortcut to an existing pedestrian pathway which connects Village Drive to Poly Canyon Village, as well as the R-3 and R-4 parking structures. The use of this trail raises alarm for potential safety concerns for students using it, especially during winter months when the hillside becomes very slippery. This paper outlines the design and preconstruction plan for the West Cerro Vista Stair Project, which proposes replacing the current ...


Speaker Prototyping Design, Andrew Lathe Dec 2020

Speaker Prototyping Design, Andrew Lathe

Undergraduate Honors Theses

Audio design is a pertinent industry in today’s world, with an extremely large market including leaders such as Bose, Harman International, and Sennheiser. This project is designed to explore the processes that are necessary to create a new type of product in this market. The end goal is to have a functioning, high–quality set of speakers to prove various concepts of design and prototyping.

The steps involved in this project go through the entire design process from initial choice of product to a finished prototype. Processes include the selection of outsourced components such as drivers and necessary connectors ...


Basic Characteristics Of Thermal Converters For Controlling Of Humidity Of Liquid Materials, N.I. Avezova, P.R. Ismatullaev, P.M. Matyakubova Nov 2020

Basic Characteristics Of Thermal Converters For Controlling Of Humidity Of Liquid Materials, N.I. Avezova, P.R. Ismatullaev, P.M. Matyakubova

Chemical Technology, Control and Management

In the article, the static characteristics of thermal converters of liquid materials are investigated for three possible operating modes: - at a constant heating power; - at constant temperature difference; - with discrete switching on and off of the heating element. It is shown: that a simpler and more reliable mode of operation: at a more linear static characteristic occurs at mode.It is shown that the reliability of thermal converters of moisture content in liquid materials in tracking gradual failures, taking into account destabilizing factors, when the error of the converters is not more than.


2 Degree Of Freedom Robotic Leg, Oded Tzori, Henry Terrell, Adan Martinez Nov 2020

2 Degree Of Freedom Robotic Leg, Oded Tzori, Henry Terrell, Adan Martinez

Mechanical Engineering

Professor Xing, an assistant professor at Cal Poly, proposed the 2 DOF Robotic Leg project for this quarter’s senior project class. The project is to build a robotic leg attached at the hip to a stand, which will be used as a teaching tool and eventually help develop Cal Poly’s very own robotic quadruped. Since this project has multiple uses after its completion, there are multiple customers that it must perform well for: the Cal Poly Mechanical Engineering (ME) Department, the ME Lab instructors, and the students. The Scope of Work (Sections 2 & 3) is composed of 2 ...


Emergence And Compassion: A Reflection On Interpersonal Priorities Strategies Within Collaborative Settings, Chanel Beebe Oct 2020

Emergence And Compassion: A Reflection On Interpersonal Priorities Strategies Within Collaborative Settings, Chanel Beebe

Purdue Journal of Service-Learning and International Engagement

The nature of work with and for humans and communities requires intentional relationship building that can be rife with complexities, foibles, discomfort, and learning. As scholars, researchers, practitioners, educators, and students, we carry a multitude of identities and dispositions that make collaborative work and change-making a messy and potentially emotional journey. Thus, many groups that find themselves on this journey often struggle to develop harmonious or impactful lasting relationships and often create toxic or harmful working environments for those who are the most marginalized or have the least power. The goal of this work is to provide a reflection on ...


Architectural Design Process Management, Nesreen Alkassabany, Magdy Mousa Oct 2020

Architectural Design Process Management, Nesreen Alkassabany, Magdy Mousa

Architecture and Planning Journal (APJ)

Creating a new building can be seen as an unequivocal process which requires input from a variety of resources, using a range of abilities and skills to arrange and manage factors as well as resolving combative and quarrelsome issues. The performance of the design process in the building industry has a great influence on the success of subsequent processes in construction projects and also on the outcome of the quality of the final product. Despite its importance, relatively little significance has been given to the management of the design process. The research will dissect and analyze the process of building ...


Architectural Education Environments: Where Teaching Ends And Learning Begins, Rana Elbakly, Mohamed Ibrahim Oct 2020

Architectural Education Environments: Where Teaching Ends And Learning Begins, Rana Elbakly, Mohamed Ibrahim

Architecture and Planning Journal (APJ)

Architecture is a fast changing domain. Nevertheless, architectural education in Egypt can often not keep pace with those fast changes. Namely, graduate students start to realize that there are practical experiences like dealing with clients, working in large teams and acquiring knowledge related to architectural software independently which they do not obtain in undergraduate years, but wish that they did! This raises the question of how far should the architecture educational process change from Teaching to Learning ?As a matter of fact, the educational process at any architectural department is defined to a very high extent by the physical attributes ...


Abq Streets: Creating Alternative Residential Street Designs, Gregory Rowangould Ph.D, Nick N. Ferenchak Ph.D Oct 2020

Abq Streets: Creating Alternative Residential Street Designs, Gregory Rowangould Ph.D, Nick N. Ferenchak Ph.D

Publications

This research evaluates opportunities for retrofitting residential streets with alterative designs with the overall goal of improving their function, reducing their negative impacts and reducing maintenance costs. This is accomplished through three main research tasks. First, we conduct a comprehensive review of the street design literature with a focus on studies that report how alterative or unique designs that are relevant to the residential street context affect travel behavior, traffic flow, safety, crime and environmental impacts. We then survey residential streets in several study neighborhoods to measure typical design features and cross sections. With this information we then evaluate which ...


Abq Streets: Creating Alternative Residential Street Designs, Nick N. Ferenchak Ph.D, Gregory Rowangould Ph.D Oct 2020

Abq Streets: Creating Alternative Residential Street Designs, Nick N. Ferenchak Ph.D, Gregory Rowangould Ph.D

Data

This research evaluates opportunities for retrofitting residential streets with alterative designs with the overall goal of improving their function, reducing their negative impacts and reducing maintenance costs. This is accomplished through three main research tasks. First, we conduct a comprehensive review of the street design literature with a focus on studies that report how alterative or unique designs that are relevant to the residential street context affect travel behavior, traffic flow, safety, crime and environmental impacts. We then survey residential streets in several study neighborhoods to measure typical design features and cross sections. With this information we then evaluate which ...


Electric Field Analysis Of High Voltage Insulators, Rahul Krishnan Sep 2020

Electric Field Analysis Of High Voltage Insulators, Rahul Krishnan

International Journal of Computer Science and Informatics

This paper involves designing and applying electric field analysis on multiple long rod insulators. Quality HV insulators are an integral part of power systems because they separate the Transmission lines carrying high voltages from the grounded poles. They must have the ability to withstand both high electrical and mechanical stress. So for this purpose modeling of long rod insulator was done with multiple materials such as ceramic, porcelain, and fiber glass and silicon rubber. Electric field analysis can be used to determine voltage profile of each material which in turn can be used to determine how much electrical stress the ...


Design Issues And Classification Of Wsns Operating Systems, Anil Kumar Sharma, Surendra Kumar Patel, Gupteshwar Gupta Aug 2020

Design Issues And Classification Of Wsns Operating Systems, Anil Kumar Sharma, Surendra Kumar Patel, Gupteshwar Gupta

International Journal of Smart Sensor and Adhoc Network

Wireless Sensor Networks is an emerging area of research. Wireless Sensor networks (WSNs) face lot of problems that do not arise in other types of wireless networks and computing environments. Limited computational resources, power constraints, low reliability and higher density of sensor nodes (motes) are just some basic problems that have to be considered when designing or selecting a new operating system in order to evaluate the performance of wireless sensor nodes (motes). In this paper we focused on design issues, challenges and classification of operating systems for WSNs.


Experimental And Numerical Study Of Precast Concrete Pipe With Single Elliptical Steel Cage Reinforcement, Abdullah Samir Ramadan Jul 2020

Experimental And Numerical Study Of Precast Concrete Pipe With Single Elliptical Steel Cage Reinforcement, Abdullah Samir Ramadan

Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository

Reinforced concrete pipe (RCP) with single elliptical (SE) reinforcement offers cost savings and is permitted by Canadian and American standards. Yet, its use has not yet gained momentum primarily due to limited knowledge of its structural performance. This study explores the structural behaviour of full-scale 1050 mm and 1200 mm diameter RCP reinforced with SE cold drawn steel wire cage under the Three-Edge Bearing Test. Results indicate that RCP with SE reinforcement designed per current standards did not meet the specified 0.3-mm crack and ultimate load capacity. Hence, pertinent provisions in CSA A257.2 and ASTM C76 for RCP ...


Development Of A Reference Design For A Cyber-Physical System, Nicholas Paul Blair Jul 2020

Development Of A Reference Design For A Cyber-Physical System, Nicholas Paul Blair

Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this thesis is to develop a reference design to assist in the selection of security practices in power electronics design. A prototype will be developed from this reference design for evaluation. This evaluation will include a brief cost/benefit analysis to gauge the efficacy of implementing each layer of security throughout the power electronics design process. This thesis will also describe the obstacles and effectiveness of integrating a Trusted Platform Module (TPM) into a cyber-hardened grid-connected device. The TPM device is a secured crypto processor that assists in generating, storing, and restricting the use of cryptographic keys ...


Development Of A Mash Test Level 4 Open Concrete Bridge Rail, Jacob Delone Jul 2020

Development Of A Mash Test Level 4 Open Concrete Bridge Rail, Jacob Delone

Civil and Environmental Engineering Theses, Dissertations, and Student Research

An open concrete bridge rail was designed and developed according to safety performance guidelines in the American Association of State Highway Transportation Officials (AASHTO) Manual for Assessing Safety Hardware (MASH) for Test Level 4 (TL-4). Systems designed and developed under previous guidance were studied, and their geometric information and full-scale crash testing performance was studied to establish the geometry of the new bridge rail. Yield-Line Theory and the AASHTO Post and Beam design methods were studied, and a modified version of the AASHTO Post and Beam method was utilized to determine the capacity of the new open concrete bridge rail ...


Current State And Prospects Of Construction Of High-Speed Railway Overpasses In Seismic Conditions Of The Republic Of Uzbekistan, Ulugbek Zabixullayevich Shermuxamedov, Saidxon Salixanovich Salixanov Jun 2020

Current State And Prospects Of Construction Of High-Speed Railway Overpasses In Seismic Conditions Of The Republic Of Uzbekistan, Ulugbek Zabixullayevich Shermuxamedov, Saidxon Salixanovich Salixanov

Journal of Tashkent Institute of Railway Engineers

The article deals with the issues of seismic stability of high-speed railway overpasses in the Republic of Uzbekistan, taking into account the experience of their design and construction in developed foreign countries. A review of technical solutions to ensure the seismic stability of overpasses and bridges located on high-speed and high-speed Railways in the world and in the Republic of Uzbekistan. Features of ensuring seismic stability of bridges and overpasses on high-speed lines are given.


Cp Check Valve Design, Alec B. Der Matoian, Jessica M. Dent, Skylar M. Tusting Jun 2020

Cp Check Valve Design, Alec B. Der Matoian, Jessica M. Dent, Skylar M. Tusting

Mechanical Engineering

This report is to serve as a final design review and update to the project sponsors at Zurn Wilkins for the Check Valve Design Senior Project. The senior project team was tasked with improving upon the design of Zurn Wilkins’ backflow prevention assembly for small diameter pipes by reducing the pressure loss created by the check valves within the double check backflow assembly. The information contained in this report builds off the information contained in the Critical Design Report (CDR), as well as feedback and further investigation suggested during an Intermediary Design Review. Based on conclusions from the CDR, our ...


Wooden Bridge Demolition And Reconstruction, Josh Simon Rogers Jun 2020

Wooden Bridge Demolition And Reconstruction, Josh Simon Rogers

Construction Management

The Conejo Recreation and Park District (CRPD) is a nonprofit city government organization that maintains the parks and hiking trails in Thousand Oaks, California. They were informed that one of the bridges at the Stagecoach Inn, a landmark park located in Thousand Oaks California, was old and sagging in a way that made interfered with the flow of the creek it spanned over. A plan to demolish the current bridge was created. Utilizing ArchiCAD and Microsoft Excel a design and an estimate were developed for a new bridge that would be built in its place. This bridge would be tall ...


San Luis Obispo Botanical Garden Children’S Garden Shed, Javier Santiago Jun 2020

San Luis Obispo Botanical Garden Children’S Garden Shed, Javier Santiago

Construction Management

The San Luis Obispo Botanical Garden (SLOBG) is located on the California’s Central Coast. The garden consists of a total of 150 acres within El Chorro Regional National Park. This project arose because of a shortage of storage within the Botanical Garden grounds. This project specifically aimed to improve the children’s garden section’s storage space. Before the project took place, there was no storage space located within the children’s garden. Preconstruction coordination started in the Fall of 2019. Shortly after, design of the storage space began. Before construction of the storage shed could start, the project ...


Design And Pre-Construction Services For An Outdoor Patio And Pergola, Gavin M. Griffin Jun 2020

Design And Pre-Construction Services For An Outdoor Patio And Pergola, Gavin M. Griffin

Construction Management

Planning a project in any industry is one of the most import steps of the process. In the construction industry, the quality of work completed during the preconstruction phase of a project can be the difference between a successful and unsuccessful project. No one step is more important than the other. This paper outlines the process of designing an outdoor pergola with a permeable paver system as well as providing pre-construction services. First, the design of the structure was created in collaboration with a local non-profit to ensure both feasibility and desirability for both parties. Next, a quantity take-off was ...


Kentucky St. Fence Rebuild: Planning, 3-D Modeling, And Philanthropic Construction, Michael E. Cerone Jun 2020

Kentucky St. Fence Rebuild: Planning, 3-D Modeling, And Philanthropic Construction, Michael E. Cerone

Construction Management

A residential fence estimate, design, and rebuild was completed by Michael Cerone and Andrew Shafer, two Cal Poly San Luis Obispo Construction Management (CM) students for an elderly member of the local San Luis Obispo (SLO) community. The beneficiary lives on Kentucky St. near Cerone and has been living in San Luis Obispo for 30 years. The reconstruction idea came about when Cerone noticed her existing fence was extremely worn and damaged. Cerone suggested that he and Shafer could build her a new fence, free of charge. The beneficiary stated she could not afford to get a new one built ...


Method Of Calendar Planning Of Construction Of The Complex At The Early Stage Of Design, M Mirakhmedov, M. Rasulmukhamedov, L.S. Yusupova May 2020

Method Of Calendar Planning Of Construction Of The Complex At The Early Stage Of Design, M Mirakhmedov, M. Rasulmukhamedov, L.S. Yusupova

Journal of Tashkent Institute of Railway Engineers

The construction schedule developed in the construction organization project does not meet the requirements of the reserve for construction, is not based on the choice of construction and technological schemes and the method of construction organization, therefore, it is not sufficiently reliable, the evidence base stored in the project archive is not confirmed by calculations and Therefore, it cannot be subjected to reliable examination. To eliminate this drawback, a technique is proposed that takes into account the lack of information. The methodology is based on the graphanalytic model of the flow organization of the construction of the complex, which allows ...