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1993

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Full-Text Articles in Mechanical Engineering

Transient Flowmeter Calibration Facility, Paul J. Lefebvre, William W. Durgin Aug 1993

Transient Flowmeter Calibration Facility, Paul J. Lefebvre, William W. Durgin

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An apparatus for defining the free surface of a moving column of a fluid in a vertical pipe to enhance the accuracy of measurements of transient rate of flow of the fluid using electromagnetic flowmeter is described. It provides a neutrally buoyant plug which stays in contact with the free surface of the column of the fluid at all times and thus defines the free surface of the fluid moving in the vertical pipe accurately and reduces the oscillations of the free surface of the fluid.


Advanced Aeronatics Design: Project Based Engineering Education At Wpi, D. J. Olinger, William W. Durgin, Andreas N. Alexandrou Aug 1993

Advanced Aeronatics Design: Project Based Engineering Education At Wpi, D. J. Olinger, William W. Durgin, Andreas N. Alexandrou

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One element of WPI's project-based curriculum is its interdisciplinary Advanced Aeronautics Design Program. Students participating in the program are involved in the design, construction, and flight testing of non-traditional aircraft such as an ultralight solar-powered vehicle, microwave-powered long endurance aircraft, or a flying oblique wing. The WPI project philosophy and character are described and illustrated using examples from the AAD program.


Measurement Of The Nonsteady Flow Field In The Opening Of A Resonating Cavity Excited By Grazing Flow, Hans R. Graf, William W. Durgin May 1993

Measurement Of The Nonsteady Flow Field In The Opening Of A Resonating Cavity Excited By Grazing Flow, Hans R. Graf, William W. Durgin

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Flow past the opening of a cavity can excite acoustic resonance. The periodic velocity field in the region of the cavity opening has been measured for various flow conditions and the vorticity distribution has been computed from the measured data using numerical differentiation. The results indicate that the shear layer rolls up into discreet vortices, which travel across the cavity opening. Two resonances were found. The first is characterized by a single vortex being present and results in the greatest amplitude. The second is characterized by the presence of two vortices which excite a distinct but lesser amplitude resonance. As ...


Low Gravity Environment On-Board Columbia During Sts-40, M. J.B. Rogers, C. R. Baugher, R. C. Blanchard, R. Delombard, William W. Durgin, D. H. Matthiesen, W. Neupert, P. Roussel Jan 1993

Low Gravity Environment On-Board Columbia During Sts-40, M. J.B. Rogers, C. R. Baugher, R. C. Blanchard, R. Delombard, William W. Durgin, D. H. Matthiesen, W. Neupert, P. Roussel

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The first NASA Spacelab Life Sciences mission (SLS-1) flew 5 June to 14 June 1991 on the orbiter Columbia (STS-40). The purpose of the mission was to investigate the human body's adaptation to the low gravity conditions of space flight and the body's readjustment after the mission to the 1 g environment of earth. In addition to the life sciences experiments manifested for the Spacelab module, a variety of experiments in other scientific disciplines flew in the Spacelab and in Get Away Special (GAS) Canisters on the GAS Bridge Assembly. Several principal investigators designed and flew specialized accelerometer ...


A Comparison Of Low-Gravity Measurements On-Board Columbia During Sts-40, M. J.B. Rogers, C. R. Baugher, R. C. Blanchard, R. Delombard, William W. Durgin, D. H. Matthiesen, W. Neupert, P. Roussel Jan 1993

A Comparison Of Low-Gravity Measurements On-Board Columbia During Sts-40, M. J.B. Rogers, C. R. Baugher, R. C. Blanchard, R. Delombard, William W. Durgin, D. H. Matthiesen, W. Neupert, P. Roussel

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The first NASA Spacelab Life Sciences mission (SLS-1) flew 5 June to 14 June 1991 on the orbiter Columbia (STS-40). The purpose of the mission was to investigate the human body's adaptation to the low-gravity conditions of space flight and the body's readjustment after the mission to the 1 g environment of earth. In addition to the life sciences experiments manifested for the Spacelab module, a variety of experiments in other scientific disciplines flew in the Spacelab and in Get Away Special (GAS) Canisters on the GAS Bridge Assembly. Several principal investigators designed and flew specialized accelerometer systems ...