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Dissertations

New Jersey Institute of Technology

1971

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The Effect Of Variable Properties On The Laminar Flow Of Gases, Norman Shilling Nov 1971

The Effect Of Variable Properties On The Laminar Flow Of Gases, Norman Shilling

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The problem of heat transfer in laminar flow of a gas through a constant diameter cylindrical tube is treated. The gas is cooled by the tube walls held at constant temperature. Two tube inlet conditions are considered: (1) fully developed velocity and uniform temperature profiles (Graetz boundary condition) and (2) uniform velocity and temperature (UTV) profiles. Results of the theoretical and experimental phases of the work are presented.

The theoretical solution is based on the compressible boundary layer equations with varying transport and thermodynamic property terms retained. For the Graetz condition, an existing finite difference solution scheme is modified for ...


A Theoretical And Experimental Study Of The Mechanism Of Axoplasmic Convection In Nerve Fibers Driven By Peristaltic Surface Waves, Robert John Biondi May 1971

A Theoretical And Experimental Study Of The Mechanism Of Axoplasmic Convection In Nerve Fibers Driven By Peristaltic Surface Waves, Robert John Biondi

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In the study of cell biology, investigators have found that substances which are produced within the cell nucleus are sometimes found throughout the cell at points distant from the site of production. In the case of nerve cells (neurons), this is particularly dramatic because of the unusual elongated geometry of these cells.

A neuron possesses a cylindrical tubular extension called an "axon" or "axis cylinder" which is characterized by a large length-to-diameter ratio (103-106). The existence of a continuous proximo-distal flow of axoplasm within these cylindrical axons has now been demonstrated by numerous investigators. In this study ...


Transverse Vibration Of A Class Of Orthotropic Plates, Nicholas J. De Capua Mar 1971

Transverse Vibration Of A Class Of Orthotropic Plates, Nicholas J. De Capua

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This study determines the eigenvalues, eigenvectors, and nodal patterns of a class of orthotropic plates whose geometry is governed by the equation

(x/a)α + (y/b)β = 1,

where the parameters a, b, a, and a permit the plate geometry to vary over a range which includes the rhombus, circle, ellipse, square, and rectangle.

Variable thickness, inplane forces, and mixed or discontinuous boundary conditions are also considered. The following assumptions have been employed:

i). plate is thin with respect to other dimensions,

ii). deflections are small,

iii). rotary inertia and shear are neglected.

The method of analysis employed is ...