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Performance Characteristics Of A Tubular Regenerative Heat Exchanger, Harry J. Sauer Jr.
Performance Characteristics Of A Tubular Regenerative Heat Exchanger, Harry J. Sauer Jr.
Masters Theses
"The term regenerator is widely used to define any type of heat exchanger in which the heat is alternately stored and removed...The present investigation is concerned with the calculation of the characteristics of the "singleblow", tubular regenerative heater, its dimensions and performance. In the analysis in this thesis, the heat is considered to be stored in bundles of tubes initially preheated by hot gases flowing through the heater and subsequently cooled by the flow of air. This paper makes no attempt to deal with the effects of radiation from the outer row of tubes to the heater shell"Introduction ...
The Stability Of Rectangular Plates With BuiltIn Supports At The Edges, John Bruce Miles
The Stability Of Rectangular Plates With BuiltIn Supports At The Edges, John Bruce Miles
Masters Theses
"The purpose of this investigation is to derive an expression for the critical stress for a thin rectangular plate with compressive edge loading. The load is applied on two opposite edges with the remaining two edges builtin. (See Fig. 1) This is essentially a stability problem.
Rectangular plates with compressive edge loading and various edge restraints appear in a number of engineering structures. Bulkheads of ships could be so classified, as could certain components of fabricated beams and columns. The new supersonic B58 bomber developed by Convair has a honeycomb wing structure dictated by heat conduction requirements. This, too, involves ...
Naval Shipyard Workload Distribution, Leonard Charles Wolff
Naval Shipyard Workload Distribution, Leonard Charles Wolff
Professional Degree Theses
"In developing the subject of Naval Shipyard workload distribution emphasis will be given to the functions performed by the Workload Planning Branch of the Bureau of Ships, Navy Department, Washington, D. C.
If the naval ship repair and conversion workload for the next few years was firm, and if the workload remained constant, and if sufficient funds were available for the work, and if plans, materials and equipment were available, and if the employment level to accomplish the work assigned to the naval shipyards remained constant, the Bureau of Ships' problem of scheduling work would be minimized. The only problem ...
Heat Flow In A TwoDimensional SteadyFlow System Without Radial Symmetry, George H. Parharoglu
Heat Flow In A TwoDimensional SteadyFlow System Without Radial Symmetry, George H. Parharoglu
Masters Theses
"As the extent of the science of heat conduction depends on the multiplicity of the boundary conditions that can be applied to the basic differential equation, a particular case in which the use of one set boundary conditions for the development of the general equation for the temperature distribution as well as the the amount of heat flow in a steadystate, twodimensional heat flow system with a source of heat plased at the center of or along the axis of a cylinder, and without radial symmetry has been the object of this problem. Radial symmetry means the variation of temperature ...
The Closure Of Thin Wall Pressure Vessels, Archie W. Culp Jr.
The Closure Of Thin Wall Pressure Vessels, Archie W. Culp Jr.
Masters Theses
"The object of this thesis is to find various methods of closing thin wall aluminum cylinders. Such a closure must be strong enough, that when internal pressure is applied, ultimate failure will occur along a longitudinal element of the cylinder and not at the closure. Moreover, such a method must not only be mechanically sound, but it must be readily adaptable to mass production"Introduction.
Metallurgical Pulp Mill Processing For The White Pine Copper Company Project, White Pine, Michigan, Steve Theodorides
Metallurgical Pulp Mill Processing For The White Pine Copper Company Project, White Pine, Michigan, Steve Theodorides
Professional Degree Theses
No abstract provided.
Crimp Method Of Closure Of Small Pressure Vessels, Zafiri Bersu
Crimp Method Of Closure Of Small Pressure Vessels, Zafiri Bersu
Masters Theses
"The object of this thesis is to design a means of closing the ends of thin aluminum alloy tubing in the 1” O.D. to 2” O.D. by .035 to .065 inch thick sizes, so that the closure will withstand internal hydrostatic pressure sufficient to burst the tube along the longitudinal element.
The aim is to approach the ultimate mechanical efficiency possible, and at the same time to keep actual production in mind.…
Summarizing the aims of this investigation, it can be said that the objectives of this investigation are:
 To design ends for closed vessels.
 To form the ...
Photoelastic Investigation Of The Stresses In A Capless Connecting Rod, Gerald Delaine Smith
Photoelastic Investigation Of The Stresses In A Capless Connecting Rod, Gerald Delaine Smith
Masters Theses
"For a great many years the primary method used to solve engineering problems was by the use of mathematics. However, rigorous and simple mathematical solutions are only possible if the geometry of the member and its loadings are relatively simple. When irregular shapes with complex loadings are encountered, rigorous mathematical solutions for stresses induced are either impossible or very cumbersome. In such cases, the engineer must resort to other methods which are available today.
This paper attempts to show the application of the photoelastic method to such a problem. Moreover, it will show the comparative ease with which the designer ...
The Holding Strength Of Crimps On Tubes, Aydin Cansever
The Holding Strength Of Crimps On Tubes, Aydin Cansever
Masters Theses
"The object of this thesis is to determine by analytical means and laboratory tests the holding force of various crimp methods of fastening sheet metals and special tubing. The study is conducted with heat treated Aluminum alloy 24S.T3.
The problem of joining relatively thin walled tubing of high strength material or the application of a plug to such a tube has been investigated by many manufacturers, but the literature in this field is limited and still there are many cases where a better method may prove very useful. At the suggestion of Dr. Aaron J. Miles, the author decided ...
Effect Of Viscosity On The Cetane Number Of A Diesel Fuel, Moris Bolay
Effect Of Viscosity On The Cetane Number Of A Diesel Fuel, Moris Bolay
Masters Theses
"The object of this paper is to determine or rather experimentally establish the effect of a change in viscosity of a given diesel oil in regard to the ignition quality (cetane rating) of the oil.
The author did not attempt to prove why or find out how much the cetane number was affected. But, merely, tried to experimentally verify the fact that the cetane number of the fuel used underwent a change when its viscosity was decreased by preheating it.
Since his professional interests lie in the field of automotive engineering, several thesis problems were suggested to him by Dr ...
The Effect Of Various Binders And Moisture Content On The Apparent Thermal Conductivity Of Green Foundry Sand, Robert V. Wolf
The Effect Of Various Binders And Moisture Content On The Apparent Thermal Conductivity Of Green Foundry Sand, Robert V. Wolf
Masters Theses
"The broad field of heat transfer is well developed in its theory and mathematics, however, some few applications of varying heat transfer rates have been explored only recently.
Previous to the nineteenthirties, foundrymen had apparently been interested in heat transfer measurements only from the standpoint of the melting of metals and the heat treatment of the finished castings, with the rate of solidification and the transfer of heat from the casting through the mold being ignored, or at least accepted as an uncontrollable factor. This does not apply, of course, to the use of metal chills to adjust solidification rates ...
Photoelastic Investigation Of Notched Corners In Square Apertures In Flat Plates Subjected To Tension, Lloyd E. Byrd Jr.
Photoelastic Investigation Of Notched Corners In Square Apertures In Flat Plates Subjected To Tension, Lloyd E. Byrd Jr.
Masters Theses
"Photoelastic stress analysis is one of the most effective methods available to the engineer for solving problems of stress distribution. The effect of forces, such as pressure and tension may be studied using a scale model of a structural part. Special transparent models are subjected to forces proportional to those acting on the real object. The stress problem produced in the model indicates the stress distribution through a crosssection of the structural part.
Analysis of the photographic record of the stress analysis pattern provides data with a high degree of accuracy within a relatively short time. In simple cases, this ...
Air Flow Through Cloth Screening, Kurt Rauf Basakinci
Air Flow Through Cloth Screening, Kurt Rauf Basakinci
Masters Theses
"The object of this investigation is to obtain an expression whereby flow of air through woven cloth can be predicted with a reasonable degree of accuracy, in terms of the pressure drop across the screen, the density, the viscosity of the air flowing; these latter properties being functions of the pressure and temperature of the air.
The development of an expression from which to predict the relationship between the air flow through a screen and the pressure drop across it without resort to experimental procedure seems to the author to be worthwhile undertaking.
The chief aim of this investigation was ...
The Effect Of A Uniform Layer Of Insulation On The Temperature Amplitude In Periodic Heat Flow, Ralph E. Schowalter
The Effect Of A Uniform Layer Of Insulation On The Temperature Amplitude In Periodic Heat Flow, Ralph E. Schowalter
Masters Theses
"The object of this thesis is to determine by analytical methods the temperature at any time within a homogeneous semiinfinite solid protected by a uniform layer of insulation, while its one and only one plane face is subjected to a periodically fluctuating temperature. The temperature at an infinite distance within the solid is to remain constant, and the heat flow in the other two directions is to be considered negligible.
Periodically fluctuating temperatures are frequent in both nature and engineering. The surface of the earth is subjected to temperature changes which are very nearly periodic, and these changes are made ...
The Effect Of Inlet Air Temperature On The Efficiency Of A Spark Ignition Engine, John B. Toomey Jr.
The Effect Of Inlet Air Temperature On The Efficiency Of A Spark Ignition Engine, John B. Toomey Jr.
Masters Theses
"The object of this thesis is to determine the effect of inlet air temperature on the efficiency of an internal combustion engine. In most text books the subject is dismissed with mentioning the negative effect of warm air on the maximum output of the engine. This fact is recognized but since most engines are run at maximum output only a small percentage of the time, it would be possible to control the air temperature as the situation demanded. With the assumption that cold air could be used when full power is desired, it was decided to determine the effect of ...
Photoelastic Investigation Of Filleted Corners In Square Apertures In Flat Plates Subjected To Tension, Raymond Huston Bever
Photoelastic Investigation Of Filleted Corners In Square Apertures In Flat Plates Subjected To Tension, Raymond Huston Bever
Masters Theses
"During recent years many advances have been made in solving engineering problems by mathematical means. While this method of solving problems is invaluable to the engineer, there are times when a rigorous mathematical solution cannot be readily obtained, and the engineer must resort to other methods, some of which are approximate.
This paper attempts to show the application of photoelastic investigation to such a problem. The results of this problem are quantitative, but they show without any doubt that this method of investigation has considerably influenced the modern design of machine parts and helped in many cases to improve construction ...
The Effect Of Back Pressure Created By A Venturi Tube On Power Output And Efficiency Of An Internal Combustion Engine, James J. Trace
The Effect Of Back Pressure Created By A Venturi Tube On Power Output And Efficiency Of An Internal Combustion Engine, James J. Trace
Masters Theses
"The exhaust pressure against which an engine works affects the amount of pumping losses, the volumetric efficiency and the rate of advance of the flame front during the combustion process.
When the back pressure is decreased to the same pressure as the intake pressure, the amount of negative work done during the exhaustintake process approaches the positive work done during the process. It can be seen from a PV diagram that it is possible to make this negative work less than the positive work and gain work during the process.
Because of the "15 to 30 degrees” of intake valve ...
Highway Construction And Maintenance Equipment With Machine And Automotive Repair Shops For The Reconstruction Of The Highways Of The Iv Division, Ankara, Turkey, Steve Theodorides
Highway Construction And Maintenance Equipment With Machine And Automotive Repair Shops For The Reconstruction Of The Highways Of The Iv Division, Ankara, Turkey, Steve Theodorides
Masters Theses
"With the rapid advancements being made in travel and communication facilities today, the world is steadily growing smaller and people in the far places of the world are no longer strangers.
There is no doubting the importance of tractors, dozers, scrapers, power shovels, graders, bituminus construction equipment, aggregate handling, etc., in the presentday world, in aiding the progress of civilization and bringing to all people the good things of life.
It must be remembered that money expended for highways is not wasted, and can be classified as an asset.
In substance, this is a general project for the reconstruction and ...
Temperature Fluctuations Within A Solid Of Finite Thickness, William Sanford Hogan
Temperature Fluctuations Within A Solid Of Finite Thickness, William Sanford Hogan
Masters Theses
"The object of this thesis is to determine by analytical methods the temperatures within a homogeneous plate of finite thickness subjected to a constant temperature on one side and a periodically fluctuating temperature on the opposite side. The heat flow in the other two directions is considered negligible in this problem. Periodic changes of temperature are frequent in nature and in engineering. The surface of the earth is heated periodically by the sun in its daily and annual cycle and the periodic temperature changes below the surface and the question to which depth these changes are appreciable were dealt with ...
Analytical Investigation Of Bending Effects On The Stability Of A Tube Subjected To External Pressure, Charles Young
Analytical Investigation Of Bending Effects On The Stability Of A Tube Subjected To External Pressure, Charles Young
Masters Theses
"The behavior of thin and moderately thickwalled tubes under various types of loadings has been a major problem of several leading industries for many years. Predominant among these, and the one for which this thesis was primarily undertaken, is the oil industry. The problem attacked in this thesis, however, is not limited to that industry alone, having ample application in industries that are submarine in nature, or any industry in which the application of external pressures on equipment is likely to be responsible for buckling failures...In this thesis, the problem of finding the effect of bending on the collapsing ...
A Determination Of The Economic Feasibility Of Producing Marginal Gas Wells, Horace Tharp Mann
A Determination Of The Economic Feasibility Of Producing Marginal Gas Wells, Horace Tharp Mann
Masters Theses
"The purpose of this investigation is to show that it is economically feasible to produce marginal gas wells in such a manner that all the gas from the edge of the field will be captured by the first row of wells. In this problem the permeability of the sand is to be variable but known, and the effects of this variable permeability on the pressure distribution, and resulting gas production, will be discussed.
In many gas fields the point at which it is generally considered unprofitable to drill new wells is well inside the boundary of the reservoir. This is ...
TorqueStress Relations In Bolts With National Fine Threads, Eugene Casper Chase
TorqueStress Relations In Bolts With National Fine Threads, Eugene Casper Chase
Masters Theses
"Stresses, in bolts, caused by initial tightening have long been a problem to machine designers. To take care of these unknown stresses, produced by initial tightening, designers have used empirical formulas. These formulas originally used for National Coarse Threads, have been carried over into the field of National Fine Threaded bolts. No known tests have been conducted to determine whether or not these formulas hold in the initial tightening of Fine Threaded bolts. Initial tightening stresses may be caused by one of two ways. First, consider two flat ground plates to be held together by bolts to form a steam ...
Periodic Heat Flow In A SemiInfinite Solid, Warren George Heidbrier
Periodic Heat Flow In A SemiInfinite Solid, Warren George Heidbrier
Masters Theses
"The object of this investigation is to determine by analytical means the temperature within a homogeneous semiinfinite solid, as a function of time, while the solid is receiving heat periodically by radiation on its one flat surface. Periodic heat flow means that heat flow is a continuous function of time and repeats itself at regular intervals. A semiinfinite solid has only one bounding plane and extends to infinity in all other directions...Much of this work deals with the soil temperatures of the earth both at the surface and at various depths. The surface of the earth is subjected to ...
Hydraulic Scale For Measurement Of Dynamometer And Other Forces, John Richard Barton
Hydraulic Scale For Measurement Of Dynamometer And Other Forces, John Richard Barton
Masters Theses
"The object of this investigation is to design, build, test, and develop, a hydraulic type scale primarily to be used for measuring dynamometer forces. The scale however is not limited to use on dynamometers, but may be used for other types of force measurements such as the continuous weighing of material on a conveyor belt in conjunction with a recording pressure gage. The scale has numerous applications in determining forces where conventional scales are now used. This particular subject was chosen because of the need for a convenient, inexpensive, and accurate scale for use in measuring the force exerted by ...
The Temperature Within A Homogeneous Plate Of Finite Thickness, Charles R. Remington
The Temperature Within A Homogeneous Plate Of Finite Thickness, Charles R. Remington
Masters Theses
"The object of this thesis is to determine by an analytical method the temperature within a homogeneous plate of finite thickness subjected to a constant temperature on one side and a periodic fluctuating temperature, expressible in a Fourier series, on the opposite side. This problem in periodic temperature changes has not, to the author's knowledge, been solved previously. The flow of heat in the problem is considered in only one direction, the xdirection. Flow in the other two directions is considered negligible, or zero. Periodic temperature changes in the earth are of importance. The temperature changes have been used ...
The Application Of The Relaxation Method To The Solution Of SteadyState Heat Transfer Through A Concentric Square Insulator, William Edward Simpkin
The Application Of The Relaxation Method To The Solution Of SteadyState Heat Transfer Through A Concentric Square Insulator, William Edward Simpkin
Masters Theses
"It is the object of this thesis to express the relationship between the heat transfer through a square insulator of variable insideoutside dimension ratios, in terms of a concentric round insulator of the same insideoutside diameter ration, by means of a continuous curve. Mathematically speaking, this thesis will have a plot of a variable coefficient, c_{s}, to be used...in terms of the ratio of the width of the outside square to the width of the inside square"Statement of Problem, page 8.
Analytical Investigation Of Thin And Moderately ThickWalled Tubing Under Peripheral And Biaxial Loading, Frank Joseph Cizek
Analytical Investigation Of Thin And Moderately ThickWalled Tubing Under Peripheral And Biaxial Loading, Frank Joseph Cizek
Masters Theses
"The problem then, resolves itself into a study of the behavior of thinwalled and moderately thickwalled cylinders under the effects of an external fluid pressure acting alone, or the effects of an external fluid pressure acting simultaneously with an axial loading. In this thesis a theoretical or analytical approach will be used. Some application and reference will be made to oilwell casings in particular, but the solutions will not be restricted to oilwell casing alone. it must be recognized that the tubing problem involves the problem of unstability before the proportional limit of the metal is exceeded and a similar ...
The Application Of The Relaxation Method To The Solution Of Problems Involving The Flow Of Fluids Through Porous Media, Alexander Antoine Zwierzchowski
The Application Of The Relaxation Method To The Solution Of Problems Involving The Flow Of Fluids Through Porous Media, Alexander Antoine Zwierzchowski
Masters Theses
"The purpose of this investigation is to determine the feasibility of applying the relaxation method of mathematical analysis to the solution of problems in rheology. The relaxation method was first introduced by R. V. Southwell who applied it to the problem of electrical conductivity. It was later used by M. W. Emmons to solve twodimensional heat conduction problems. The steadystate flow of fluids through porous media can be difficult or impossible by the usual analytical methods even with rather simple boundary conditions. The relaxation method promises to provide an easier method of solution and to provide a means of solving ...
Torque Characteristics Of High Speed Steel Twist Drills, Tien Chi Lee
Torque Characteristics Of High Speed Steel Twist Drills, Tien Chi Lee
Masters Theses
"The drill is the most efficient tool used by machinists, for in no other tool is the cutting surface as large in proportion to the cross sectional area of the body or part that is its real support. Drills have shared evolutionary developments from carbon steels to high speed steels and from flat to twist drills. Many investigations have been made on the twist drills, but due to the majority of their work being based on the size of drills from 1/2 to 11/2 inches or larger, there is a dearth of published data on the general problem ...
The Effect Of The Convection Coefficient On The Temperature Amplitude In Periodic Heat Flow, Gordon L. Scofield
The Effect Of The Convection Coefficient On The Temperature Amplitude In Periodic Heat Flow, Gordon L. Scofield
Masters Theses
"The problem to be investigated in this thesis is that of periodic heat flow in a semiinfinite solid. Periodic flow means that heat flow is a continuous function of time and repeats itself at regular intervals. A semiinfinite solid is one which is bounded by one and only one plane. This subject has received considerable attention in the field of soil temperatures, both at the surface of the earth and at various depths. The surface of the earth is subjected to temperature changes which are nearly periodic. These temperature changes take place both daily and annually. A knowledge of these ...