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A Design Process Leveraging Potential Energy In Planar Multistable Mechanisms, Edward Dold Jul 2022

A Design Process Leveraging Potential Energy In Planar Multistable Mechanisms, Edward Dold

Master's Theses (2009 -)

Planar multistable mechanisms are used throughout engineering to accomplish various tasks, for example residential electrical switching. The design of planar multistable mechanisms can be broken into four areas: determination of topology, geometric parameterization, analysis, and optimization. While topological determination, many analysis techniques, and optimization are well developed, geometric parameterization, which includes defining link lengths and spring stiffness, has largely been left to engineering judgement. This thesis presents a design methodology using potential energy graphs which informs engineering decisions made in choosing mechanism parameters for planar multistable mechanisms, giving designers higher confidence in the design. A kinematic analysis coupled with Lagrange ...


Methodology To Aircraft Design – Market Study & Design Optimization, Shreyash Attarkar, Dhananjay Ahire, Tanishq Pawar, Suresh Kumar M Prof. May 2022

Methodology To Aircraft Design – Market Study & Design Optimization, Shreyash Attarkar, Dhananjay Ahire, Tanishq Pawar, Suresh Kumar M Prof.

Graduate Research in Engineering and Technology (GRET)

In the last few years Aircraft have grown to be large-scale products with an increasing number of complicated systems, components, parts, and capabilities. Every single one of them. Various fields and technologies are included. Multiple sets of tools, procedures and methods are also included, as a result, to fully define, design, and develop an aircraft A comprehensive and methodic approach is required. Aircraft design that serves as a pillar in the evolution of the life cycle A balanced system solution that satisfies the needs of the customer. To accompany these characteristics. system engineering provides an interdisciplinary organization but is still ...


Manual Material Handling Lift-Assist System For Occupational Exoskeleton, Erik Goes, Daniel Guthrie, Trevor Ward May 2022

Manual Material Handling Lift-Assist System For Occupational Exoskeleton, Erik Goes, Daniel Guthrie, Trevor Ward

Honors Capstones

It is no secret that lifting heavy objects is one of the premier causes of workplace injury, and the modern worker needs help to remain healthy. Workers need something they always have with them that makes their work safer as well as easier; our solution is an active lift-assist exoskeleton. The proposed exoskeleton design includes a military backpack exoskeleton frame, on which two actuators pull cables attached to end effectors that the operator will be holding. This system can adjust to conform to a wide variety of operator sizes, without restricting any of their range of motion. This leads to ...


Correlation Between The Compatibility Of Anthropometric Design Of Educational Furniture And Neck Pain In The Faculty Of Physical Therapy At Delta University, Amira H. Mohammed Apr 2022

Correlation Between The Compatibility Of Anthropometric Design Of Educational Furniture And Neck Pain In The Faculty Of Physical Therapy At Delta University, Amira H. Mohammed

Delta University Scientific Journal

No abstract provided.


Small Town To The World Wide Web: Designing A Website For A Local Business, Madison Cozzens Apr 2022

Small Town To The World Wide Web: Designing A Website For A Local Business, Madison Cozzens

Honors Projects

The Raspberry and The Rose is a small business in Medina, OH, and had a multitude of visual communication issues that needed to be solved. But what's an online presence without a website? "Small Town to the World Wide Web: Designing a Website for a Local Business" focuses on fulfilling a local business's need for a strong online presence. It dives into how a user's experience on the website can impact brand loyalty, foot traffic, and overall perception of a business. The ultimate goal of this project is to provide insight into how a non-e-commerce website can ...


The “Politics Of Inclusion/Exclusion” In Times Of The Pandemic, Florian Freitag Apr 2022

The “Politics Of Inclusion/Exclusion” In Times Of The Pandemic, Florian Freitag

Journal of Themed Experience and Attractions Studies

As commercial enterprises that depend on attracting a maximum number of visitors in order to be economically successful, theme parks have generally been careful to avoid unpleasant, sensitive, or controversial themes (or aspects of a theme) that might offend or alienate potential customers. Due to official regulations concerning e.g. the wearing of masks in waiting lines and during rides, however, the pandemic cannot simply be “excluded” from the parks and remains constantly visually present, thus seriously undermining the companies’ efforts to keep the park grounds rigidly separated from the rest of the world. Particular operational decisions by some theme ...


Exploring The Psychological Consequences Of Distances In Virtual Reality, Gary D. Jacobs Apr 2022

Exploring The Psychological Consequences Of Distances In Virtual Reality, Gary D. Jacobs

Frameless

This presentation will examine common concepts of traveling between formalized spaces inside virtual reality (VR) experiences.

The common method for traveling in virtual reality is to click on an area or trigger and be transported to that location. These “teleportations”, however, remove the notion of distances from our virtual worlds. This is akin to a magic wand that eliminates the consequences of travel in VR. Often heralded as a boon for the virtual worlds we can create, wherein we can travel to far away lands without lag in time and without effort on the part of the participant. We posit ...


Influence Of Wing Planform Shape On The Effectiveness Of A Fixed-Slot, Yuan Zhao Apr 2022

Influence Of Wing Planform Shape On The Effectiveness Of A Fixed-Slot, Yuan Zhao

PhD Dissertations and Master's Theses

This thesis report explores the effect of the Clark-Y wing geometry on lift and drag to use as a reference during aircraft design stage. The different characteristics investigated are fixed slot span, taper ratio, washout, and sweep angle. Plain wings, half slotted wings, and fully slotted wings were built in CATIA with an aspect ratio of 6 and different taper ratio, washout, and sweep angles. Using the CATIA models to generate the 3-D grids in Pointwise. All the simulations were tested in Ansys-Fluent under sea-level conditions with a Reynold number of 609000. The relationships between the aerodynamic characteristics and the ...


The Integration Of Virtual Reality In The Commercial Construction Industry, Justin T. Gin Mar 2022

The Integration Of Virtual Reality In The Commercial Construction Industry, Justin T. Gin

Construction Management

Virtual reality has recently been spreading throughout the commercial construction industry rapidly. Some of its capabilities are safety training, helping spot Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) issues, logistics planning, and virtual walkthroughs. Many construction companies were starting to utilize virtual reality's advantages until COVID-19 hit. The initial wave of COVID slowed down construction in general as well as the need or use of virtual reality. Now, some companies are worried about the health risks and implementation issues that virtual reality headsets might bring while other companies are optimistic about the future of virtual reality. This report will explore the ...


Law School News: National Housing Advocate Named To Lead Rwu's New Real Estate Initiatives 02/08/2022, Roger Williams University School Of Law Feb 2022

Law School News: National Housing Advocate Named To Lead Rwu's New Real Estate Initiatives 02/08/2022, Roger Williams University School Of Law

Life of the Law School (1993- )

No abstract provided.


A Cost-Effective Method For Design Installation And Maintenance Of Solar Photovoltaic Power Generation System To Meet The Household Energy Requirement, Udaya Kumar Sahoo Mr., Bijayananda Patnaik Dr., Srinivasarao Chintagunta Dr., Shyam Sundar Kundu Dr., Shiv Prasad Aggarwal Dr. Feb 2022

A Cost-Effective Method For Design Installation And Maintenance Of Solar Photovoltaic Power Generation System To Meet The Household Energy Requirement, Udaya Kumar Sahoo Mr., Bijayananda Patnaik Dr., Srinivasarao Chintagunta Dr., Shyam Sundar Kundu Dr., Shiv Prasad Aggarwal Dr.

International Journal of Electronics and Electical Engineering

Solar Photovoltaic (SPV) power generation system is becoming a popular and alternative technology to full fill the requirement of household electric power. The operation and maintenance cost of a typical SPV power generation system is too low at the household level, whereas the initial investment or installation cost of such systems is comparatively too high. Although the SPV power generation system uses free and renewable energy to generate eco-friendly electricity, due to the high initial investment, slow response of service assistance for technical support during the system failure, maintenance, troubleshooting, lack of basic troubleshooting and maintenance knowledge of the end-users ...


Conceptual Design Of Blended Wing Body For Future Air Transportation, Shruti Dipak Jadhav Er, Pawan Hiteshbhai Jethwa Er, Shiva Prasad U Asst. Prof, Suresh Kumar M Prof. Jan 2022

Conceptual Design Of Blended Wing Body For Future Air Transportation, Shruti Dipak Jadhav Er, Pawan Hiteshbhai Jethwa Er, Shiva Prasad U Asst. Prof, Suresh Kumar M Prof.

Graduate Research in Engineering and Technology (GRET)

Blended wing body is a fixed wing aircraft which are smoothly blended together with no clear dividing line and no distinct wings also be given a wide Aerofoil shaped body. The future transportation is of aircrafts will incline towards the aerodynamically efficient and capable of carrying large number of passengers over long range and environmental benefits is the main paradigm in the design of aircraft BWB has a high lift to drag ratio which increases the CL max and velocity of the airplane with high load factor and high economy compared with traditional aircraft. Evacuation pressure or the cabin ...


Computational Fluid Dynamic Analysis Of Vortex Generators On Mav., Vadla Raghavender, Priyanka Vatte, V Varun Dr., M. Pala. Prasad Reddy Dr. Jan 2022

Computational Fluid Dynamic Analysis Of Vortex Generators On Mav., Vadla Raghavender, Priyanka Vatte, V Varun Dr., M. Pala. Prasad Reddy Dr.

Graduate Research in Engineering and Technology (GRET)

ABSTRACT

Micro Vortex generators are very small components deployed on the wings to control airflow over the upper surface of the wing to affect the boundary layer over it. These are employed onto a Micro aerial vehicle (MAV) of fixed wing type with an S5010 which is a low Reynolds number airfoil. This airfoil provides good aerodynamic results as compared to many low Reynolds number airfoils. Micro vortex generators are used to enhance the performance through controlling airflow at different speeds and angle of attack.

The comparison of a half part of the MAV wing which is designed in CATIA ...


Design Of Composite Joints Using Machine Learning Approaches, Natalie Richards Jan 2022

Design Of Composite Joints Using Machine Learning Approaches, Natalie Richards

Williams Honors College, Honors Research Projects

Adhesively bonded joints have an advantage in joining dissimilar engineering materials due to their high structural efficiency and being lightweight. These joints are either between two opposite laminates or between a composite laminate and a metal structure. The aerospace and automotive industries have seen an increase in utilizing these adhesive joints in their engineering applications. Joint strength along with the failure mode (adhesive, delamination, etc.) is the most important parameter to evaluate when understanding the capability of the adhesive joint. In this paper, a regression and a classification machine learning (ML) model are utilized to predict the failure load and ...


Feasibility Study Of Solar Powered Unmanned Aerial Vehicle, Shiva Prasad U Research Scholar, Kiran Ravi Kumar Er, Vinaya Acharekar Er, Rishika Radhakrishnan Er. Dec 2021

Feasibility Study Of Solar Powered Unmanned Aerial Vehicle, Shiva Prasad U Research Scholar, Kiran Ravi Kumar Er, Vinaya Acharekar Er, Rishika Radhakrishnan Er.

Graduate Research in Engineering and Technology (GRET)

High Altitude Long Endurance Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (HALE UAVs) could provide an improved service and/or flexibility at a reduced cost over existing systems for a vast number of civil patrol and surveillance applications. This document looks into the Feasibility and Conceptual Design of Solar Powered UAV for HALE applications. It mentions the advancements in technology of the components required to build an efficient solar powered UAV. It also provides a preliminary design methodology that can be adopted for the conceptual design of Solar Powered UAV. It also emphasizes the Aerodynamic difficulties that are faced in HALE configurations.


State-Of-The-Art Of Thermal Control Solutions To Establish A Modular, Multi-Orbit Capable Spacecraft Thermal Management System Design Methodology, Robert C. Consolo Jr Dec 2021

State-Of-The-Art Of Thermal Control Solutions To Establish A Modular, Multi-Orbit Capable Spacecraft Thermal Management System Design Methodology, Robert C. Consolo Jr

PhD Dissertations and Master's Theses

Today, the exploration and exploitation of space continues to become a more common occurrence. All types of spacecraft (S/C) utilize various types of thermal management solutions to mitigate the effects of thermal loading from the unforgiving vacuum of space. Without an appropriately designed thermal system, components on-board the S/C can experience failure or malfunction due to fluctuations in temperatures either beyond the designed operational parameters or unstable oscillating temperatures. The purpose of this study is to perform a comprehensive review of technologies available today that are being used for thermal management onboard S/C in addition to investigating ...


San Luis Obispo Botanical Garden Amphitheater Benches - The Design, Devon Barthmaier Dec 2021

San Luis Obispo Botanical Garden Amphitheater Benches - The Design, Devon Barthmaier

Construction Management

This paper will outline the process of designing, building, and installing ten concrete benches at the San Luis Obispo Botanical Gardens with an emphasis on the design phase. The San Luis Obispo Botanical Gardens is home to an amphitheater that is used for event spaces. The goal of the project was to create a design to seat approximately forty people facing the stage. The project group consisted of six students broken into two teams, a pre-construction team and a construction team. The preconstruction team focused on designing the benches and procuring the materials while the construction team focused on the ...


Standardized 1x6u Cubesat Structure Design, Maximilian H. Brummel Nov 2021

Standardized 1x6u Cubesat Structure Design, Maximilian H. Brummel

Masters Theses

A CubeSat is a small satellite composed of one or more 10cm x 10cm x ~10cm cubes. Sometimes referred to as a “U” as in unit, the cubes can be combined in configurations of 2U, 3U, 6U, and more. CubeSats provide many advantages that larger satellites cannot offer. They are relatively inexpensive and can be fabricated much faster. Small-scale projects that require a fast timeline from conception up to completion are perfect for CubeSats. Furthermore, educational programs use CubeSat projects to teach and prepare students for the satellite industry. Popular configurations for CubeSat are 1U, 3U and 6U where the ...


Build Your Own Body Mod: Empowerment Through Prototyping And Design, Anaiss Arreola, Katherine R. Ganim Sep 2021

Build Your Own Body Mod: Empowerment Through Prototyping And Design, Anaiss Arreola, Katherine R. Ganim

Journal of Science Education for Students with Disabilities

When you don’t have a hand, what could you have instead? This article introduces the impact of inviting youth with disabilities to learn tools and technology to design their own solutions and advocate for their own future. This approach to programming is rooted in a mindset of designing WITH, not FOR. Not only are design outcomes improved when users are incorporated into the process, but this approach has been shown to improve confidence in creating one’s own solutions. These programs include hands-on “design-your-own-body-mod” workshops, as well as a budding inclusive design consultancy led by youth with disabilities. Through ...


Scope Process: Fostering Students' Design Outcome Effectiveness, Andrew J. Hughes, Cameron D. Denson Sep 2021

Scope Process: Fostering Students' Design Outcome Effectiveness, Andrew J. Hughes, Cameron D. Denson

Educational Leadership & Technology Faculty Publications

The purpose of this article is to help Technology and Engineering Educators scaffold engineering design and problem-solving experiences so that students taking technology and engineering courses will develop an improved ability to design. Technology and Engineering Education seems to increasingly focus on problem-solving, design, and engineering. Technology and Engineering Education is not the only discipline with this focus. The fact that both Science and Technology and Engineering Education are similarly focused on the teaching and learning of engineering begs the question of what separates technology and engineering educators from science educators in the teaching of engineering? Lewis (2004) cautioned that ...


The Preconstruction Work For The Shaded Structure At Growing Grounds, Grace Gv Brekke Aug 2021

The Preconstruction Work For The Shaded Structure At Growing Grounds, Grace Gv Brekke

Construction Management

When beginning a project, one must take vast consideration into the plan. For a construction project, this means considering how long the project will take, how much it will cost, what materials will be used, who will build it, where the money will come from, and who will utilize the space. This paper analyzes all this preconstruction work for a shaded structure at Growing Grounds. The Growing Grounds shared community space in San Luis Obispo, California, provides incredible resources and opportunities to the people in the area that struggle with mental health. Through horticulture, the volunteers must work hard to ...


Eventhub Application: Sharing Medium For Popup Stores / Events, Coby Hong Jun 2021

Eventhub Application: Sharing Medium For Popup Stores / Events, Coby Hong

Liberal Arts and Engineering Studies

Creation of Full Stack web application using technologies MongoDB backend, REST API services, and React.JS front end. Web application centered around providing a news feed for local businesses and popup events to post / share their listings on. Users can log on with their Google account to traverse the website.


Adaptive Vehicle Control, Brian L. Finger, Maria Vargas, Jacob T. Larson, Christopher J. Villa Jun 2021

Adaptive Vehicle Control, Brian L. Finger, Maria Vargas, Jacob T. Larson, Christopher J. Villa

Mechanical Engineering

This report presents the final design for our device made for Mrs. Laura Jagels. Mrs. Jagels, who has an above the knee amputation, needed a device that would allow her to operate a manual car in a safe and reliable way that still gives her the traditional driving experience. This report takes into consideration the shortcomings of current market devices that enable amputees to operate vehicles. From this research and through interviews with Mrs. Jagels, we were able to decide on our device specifications, giving us a basis to objectively evaluate designs. Ideation and concept prototype building was performed for ...


Unmanned Research Raft, Jacob Davis, Andrew Fleming, Luke Vickerman, Kahye Yu Jun 2021

Unmanned Research Raft, Jacob Davis, Andrew Fleming, Luke Vickerman, Kahye Yu

Mechanical Engineering

This document serves as the Final Design Review report for the design team conducting the research raft design project for Lawrence Livermore National Lab (LLNL). Our team has taken on a project to design a new research raft for LLNL.

The current rafts are suitable, but engineers have modified and altered the rafts to add more features as needed. This has led to a raft that accomplishes mission goals, but still has room for streamlining. The battery technology has also improved. Our goals were to redesign the raft from the ground up, reducing the size and weight. We also wanted ...


Terra Nova High School Outdoor Development, Amanda J. Kaesler Jun 2021

Terra Nova High School Outdoor Development, Amanda J. Kaesler

Construction Management

This paper describes the preconstruction planning of an outdoor space at Terra Nova High School in Pacifica, Ca. The project involved the production of three separate proposals at a high, moderate, and low-cost point. Each proposal included a conceptual design, takeoff, estimate, and model renderings. To create the conceptual designs and estimates, several programs and outside sources were utilized, including Revit, Bluebeam, RS Means, and Precision Estimating Services. The end designs include varying combinations of outdoor picnic seating, site boulders, raised planter beds, and a concrete stage. The resulting proposals outline the expected project costs for each design as well ...


The Impact Of User Control And Transparency In App Design On Privacy Concerns And Behavior Of Mobile App Users, Arwa Alawajy Jun 2021

The Impact Of User Control And Transparency In App Design On Privacy Concerns And Behavior Of Mobile App Users, Arwa Alawajy

Dissertations, Theses, and Capstone Projects

Mobile apps have unprecedented access to sensitive personal information. The increasing commodification of mobile-user data motivates us to explore the vital role of app developers in protecting users’ privacy. This dissertation examines the privacy of mobile app users from the perspective of HCI. According to Communication Privacy Management (CPM) theory, people believe they own their personal information and have the right to control how or with whom they share this information. In practice, individuals manage their privacy system and the boundaries between the public and private domain. Users make privacy disclosure decisions according to their individual characteristics and the perceptions ...


Grandparent-Grandchild Virtual Communication Study, Tanya Keval May 2021

Grandparent-Grandchild Virtual Communication Study, Tanya Keval

Undergraduate Honors Theses

The cross generational bond between a grandparent and grandchild is extremely important. The stories, traditions, and beliefs that grandparents share with their grandchildren have the ability to shape their grandchildren’s beliefs. For grandparents, the role of being a grandparent and creating shared memories with their grandchildren leaves a positive impact on their mental health. Although the elderly population prefers to connect with others in-person, including their grandchildren, this face-to-face connection is not always possible due to schedules, distance, or health. Many products have been designed for grandparents and grandchildren to try to fill this communication gap when they are ...


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

No abstract provided.


Memory Module Design For High-Temperature Applications In Sic Cmos Technology, Affan Abbasi May 2021

Memory Module Design For High-Temperature Applications In Sic Cmos Technology, Affan Abbasi

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

The wide bandgap (WBG) characteristics of SiC play a significant and disruptive role in the power electronics industry. The same characteristics make this material a viable choice for high-temperature electronics systems. Leveraging the high-temperature capability of SiC is crucial to automotive, space exploration, aerospace, deep well drilling, and gas turbines. A significant issue with the high-temperature operation is the exponential increase in leakage current. The lower intrinsic carrier concentration of SiC (10-9 cm-3) compared to Si (1010 cm-3) leads to lower leakage over temperature. Several researchers have demonstrated analog and digital circuits designed in SiC. However, a memory module is ...


Design And Fabrication Of Invar Layup Tool Molds Using Additive And Subtractive Manufacturing, Matthew Lamsey May 2021

Design And Fabrication Of Invar Layup Tool Molds Using Additive And Subtractive Manufacturing, Matthew Lamsey

Masters Theses

The development of novel additive manufacturing technologies, such as Wire Arc Additive Manufacturing (WAAM), has opened the door for the fabrication of complex part geometries that could not be achieved with traditional manufacturing methods. Best practices for designing parts for fabrication with WAAM are still in their infancy. This thesis presents a novel design and fabrication framework for parts created using WAAM, which was realized through the fabrication of two demonstration composite layup tool molds. The framework includes design principles for WAAM, finite element simulation of part performance, metrological analysis of printed preforms, and considerations for closely integrating the WAAM ...