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Design Of A Portable Biogas Purification And Storage System, Anikumar Kosna, Bade Shrestha Mar 2019

Design Of A Portable Biogas Purification And Storage System, Anikumar Kosna, Bade Shrestha

Faculty Research and Creative Activities Award (FRACAA) Recipients

The objective of this study is to propose and design a commercial portable purification and storage system to commercialize biogas (which mainly consists of 45 - 75 % of methane and 15 - 16% of carbon dioxide), produced from household/non-commercial biogas plants. The selection of purification process is based on the portability of the purification system.


Virtual Reality Power Chair Simulator For Human Operator Modeling And Tremor Filtering, Rick Meyer Apr 2018

Virtual Reality Power Chair Simulator For Human Operator Modeling And Tremor Filtering, Rick Meyer

Faculty Research and Creative Activities Award (FRACAA) Recipients

Approximately 180,000 persons who have a need for a powered wheelchair (PWC) suffer from Parkinson's’ hand tremor that makes it difficult, even potentially dangerous, for them to operate it. Persons with hand tremor that attempt to operate a PWC have to try to compensate for their tremor, which may not be realistically possible if the tremor is severe enough. Hand tremor can lead to sudden changes in PWC joystick commands that could result in unsafe PWC movements and collisions resulting in injury and/or property damage. These tremor sufferers are candidates for an assistive PWC. As a step ...


An Interactive Web-Based Tool For Fatigue Analysis And Life Prediction, Daniel Kujawski Apr 2017

An Interactive Web-Based Tool For Fatigue Analysis And Life Prediction, Daniel Kujawski

Faculty Research and Creative Activities Award (FRACAA) Recipients

  • Interactive web-based tool creates a modern approach to fatigue analysis and life prediction for use in engineering classrooms.
  • Bridge the gap between theory and reality.
  • The unique attributes of this software allows engineering students to learn and gain more insight to fatigue analysis in a given semester.