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Simulation Of Radiation Flux From Thermal Fluid In Origami Tubes, Robert R. Bebeau Jun 2018

Simulation Of Radiation Flux From Thermal Fluid In Origami Tubes, Robert R. Bebeau

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

Spacecraft in orbit experience temperature swings close to 240 K as the craft passes from the shadow of the Earth into direct sunlight. To regulate the craft’s internal energy, large radiators eject unwanted energy into space using radiation transfer. The amount of radiation emitted is directly related to the topology of the radiator design. Deformable structures such as those made with origami tessellation patterns offer a mechanism to control the quantity of energy being emitted by varying the radiator shape. Three such patterns, the Waterbomb, Huffman Waterbomb, and Huffman Stars-Triangles, can be folded into tubes. Origami tubes offer greater ...


Simulation Of Turbulent Air Jet Impingement For Commercial Cooking Applications, Shantanu S. Shevade Jun 2018

Simulation Of Turbulent Air Jet Impingement For Commercial Cooking Applications, Shantanu S. Shevade

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

The research work in this dissertation focuses on turbulent air jet heat transfer for commercial cooking applications.

As a part of this study, convective heat transfer coefficient and its interdependency with various key parameters is analyzed for single nozzle turbulent jet impingement. Air is used as the working fluid impinging on the flat surface. A thorough investigation of velocity and temperature distributions is performed by varying nozzle velocity and height over diameter ratio (H/D). Nusselt number and Turbulent Energy are presented for the impingement surface. It was found that for H/D ratios ranging between 6 and 8, nozzle ...


Large Area Sintering Test Platform Design And Preliminary Study On Cross Sectional Resolution, Christopher J. Gardiner Nov 2017

Large Area Sintering Test Platform Design And Preliminary Study On Cross Sectional Resolution, Christopher J. Gardiner

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

Additive manufacturing involves the layer-wise patterned addition of material to create 3D parts, allowing for parts with complex geometries that traditional subtractive manufacturing processes cannot create, while offering good value for low run production parts by eliminating the cost of tooling. Large Area Sintering is a form of powder based additive manufacturing where entire layer cross sections are heated and fused in a single continuous exposure process. This layer by layer powder sintering process is similar to selective laser sintering, but by heating the cross section at a slower and controllable rate there is an opportunity to achieve tighter control ...