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Comparison Of Suppression Across Frequencies, Linda M. Thibodeau, Marc A. Fagelson Nov 1993

Comparison Of Suppression Across Frequencies, Linda M. Thibodeau, Marc A. Fagelson

Marc A. Fagelson

Although much research has focused on the temporal, spectral, and intensity relationships between a masker and a suppressor, there has been little attention directed towards relative amounts of suppression in different frequency regions. The purpose of this experiment was to compare the magnitude of suppression at 500 and 2000 Hz in two forward‐masking experiments with seven normal‐hearing persons. In the first experiment, the threshold for a 10‐ms probe was determined as the bandwidth of a 400‐ms masker increased from 0.05 to 1.6 times the probe frequency. Suppression was determined by observing a decrease in ...


Brittle Composites Modeling: Compazisons With Mosi2/Zro2, S.P. Chen, Richard Alan Lesar, A. D. Rollett Nov 1993

Brittle Composites Modeling: Compazisons With Mosi2/Zro2, S.P. Chen, Richard Alan Lesar, A. D. Rollett

Richard Alan Lesar

We have calculated the mechanical properties of brittle composites with spring-network (SN) model. The composites that we studied involve the transformation toughening effects and the accompanying micro-cracking. Our simulation results are consistent with experiments of MoSi2 toughened with ZrO2. By monitoring the stress changes due to the transformation and micro-cracking we are able to separate, for the first time, the contributions from these two competing effects. We also found that the fracture toughness of the composite increases as the modulus, interfacial cohesion of particle increases.


Multi-Purpose Orchard Shaker/Power Plant, Lloyd Snell Sep 1993

Multi-Purpose Orchard Shaker/Power Plant, Lloyd Snell

Lloyd D Snell

A harvesting machine for nuts and stone fruits including an articulated body with a front part and a back part. A tree shaker head is detachable and couples to the front part of the harvesting machine by a C-frame mount. The articulated body with a low clearance provides necessary maneuverability in an orchard environment, while permitting the harvesting machine with the shaker head detached, to function as a general purpose orchard machine for mowing, spraying, brush clearing and other associated tasks. Specialized machinery for these tasks is no longer necessary.


Numerical Algorithms For Squaring-Up Non-Square Systems Part Ii: General Case, Pradeep Misra May 1993

Numerical Algorithms For Squaring-Up Non-Square Systems Part Ii: General Case, Pradeep Misra

Pradeep Misra

In this paper, we present numerical algorithms for
squaring a non-square system by finding -additional
columns in input matrix (for tall systems) and by
finding additional rows in output matrix (for wide systems).
Several case are considered depending up the
requirements on the ra of the input-output interaction
matrix.