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Modeling And Computer Simulation Of Fault Calculations For Transmission Lines, Dr. Adel A. Elbaset Dec 2009

Modeling And Computer Simulation Of Fault Calculations For Transmission Lines, Dr. Adel A. Elbaset

Dr. Adel A. Elbaset

Calculation of transmission line faults has a fundamental importance in the fault detection, classification, and location determination of faults in transmission line. This paper presents a proposed computer program based on Matlab software to calculate all ten types of shunt faults that may occur in a transmission line. Various fault scenarios (fault types, fault locations and fault impedance) are considered in this paper. The inputs of the proposed program are line length, source voltage, positive, negative and zero sequence for source impedance, line charging, and transmission line impedance. The output of the algorithm is used to train an artificial intelligence ...


Location Based Services - A Bridge Too Far For Data Linkage And Behaviour Under Security And Privacy Concerns?, Marcus R. Wigan Dec 2009

Location Based Services - A Bridge Too Far For Data Linkage And Behaviour Under Security And Privacy Concerns?, Marcus R. Wigan

Marcus R Wigan

Location-based services (LBS) are dependent on a knowledge of a real time location, knowledge of the environment, and integrated with communications. An ideal specification for travel data collection. LBS has become pervasive very swiftly, but the implications are not yet widely recognised. The addition of realtime information, response and service providers to the now familiar combination of GPS, and data recording is the focus of the present paper. The business development path to LBS is outlined, and the implications for data gathering, matching and response considered. The privacy and surveillance aspects are of varying sensitivity in different cultures, even within ...


Multiscale Modeling And Simulation Of Nanocrystalline Zirconium Oxide, Chaojun Wang Dec 2009

Multiscale Modeling And Simulation Of Nanocrystalline Zirconium Oxide, Chaojun Wang

Engineering Mechanics Dissertations & Theses

Nanocrystalline zirconium oxide (ZrO2) nanofibers fabricated with the sol-gel electrospinning process are expected to provide a new class of super-strong yet ultra-flexible materials. To predict their mechanical properties, we have carried out multiscale modeling and analyses. A computational model that combines the Voronoi polycrystal simulation of nanocrystalline structure with the finite element analysis has been developed. It enables the use of the first-principles predictions for the three ZrO2 crystal phases in continuum analysis of the elastic stress and strain fields in the nanofibers under uniaxial-stress tension. Calculations have been performed for each of the three phases and for ...


Solder Qwik Pentm, Katherine E. Robbins Dec 2009

Solder Qwik Pentm, Katherine E. Robbins

Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

Electronics soldering is a technique used frequently in the manufacturing of Printed

Circuit Boards (PCB) to attach small electronic parts or wires together. Often times

the need to remove a solder joint arises; this is known as desoldering. Solder wick,

fine braided copper wire infused with rosin, is one of the most effective ways to

desolder because it results in the cleanest joints. Currently using solder wick

involves several time consuming and somewhat awkward steps. This report will

cover the process behind designing, manufacturing, and testing a new ergonomic,

dispenser for solder wick that can be used with one hand ...


Analysis And Selection Of New Rental Paintball Masks For Gladiator Paintball Park, Geoff Wakefield Dec 2009

Analysis And Selection Of New Rental Paintball Masks For Gladiator Paintball Park, Geoff Wakefield

Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

This project is designed to select new rental paintball masks for Gladiator Paintball Park. The currently used rental masks are worn down and need replacement. Criteria for new rental masks are examined and include customer preferences, owner's constraints, and time studies. Candidate masks were found by asking customers what they like in rental masks, interviewing other paintball field owners, and referring to the online paintball community. Three candidate masks were found, the V-Force Vantage, JT Alpha, and Kingman java paintball masks. These masks were compared to the currently used rental masks, the V-Force Armor. Customers were surveyed to find ...


Ict Innovation Diffusion In Small Logistics Service Providers: An Empirical Survey, Pietro Evangelista, Edward Sweeney, Claudia-Maria Wagner Dec 2009

Ict Innovation Diffusion In Small Logistics Service Providers: An Empirical Survey, Pietro Evangelista, Edward Sweeney, Claudia-Maria Wagner

Conference papers

For companies competing in highly dynamic markets, innovation is considered a fundamental component of a successful business as it allows companies to sustain profit margins, sales growth and reduce competitors’ pressures. Information and communication technology (ICT) is essential innovation enablers especially in service companies. The focus of the paper is on the analysis of the role of ICT in innovation processes of small third-party logistics service providers (3PLs). On the basis of quantitative evidence emerging from a recent survey carried out on the Italian 3PL market, the paper analyses how ICT is used to support innovation and the factors the ...


Design, Reconstruction And Evaluation Of A Dynamometer For Quarter Scale, Samuel Sanchez Dec 2009

Design, Reconstruction And Evaluation Of A Dynamometer For Quarter Scale, Samuel Sanchez

BioResource and Agricultural Engineering

This project discusses the design, reconstruction, and evaluation of a dynamometer. A new test stand for the Quarter Scale team would improve the testing of the engines and the Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT). All the readings will be done electronically in order to provide the most accurate data collection. The dynamometer will be a closed hydraulic system for ease of use. This system will be able to test all of Quarter Scale engines. The data collected will be used to determine which engines are in the best condition, and which may need to be fixed. With the new design, the ...


Microwave-Assisted Synthesis Of Zno Micro-Javelins, Suresh Pillai, Declan Mccormack, John M. Kelly, Sibu C. Padmanabhan Nov 2009

Microwave-Assisted Synthesis Of Zno Micro-Javelins, Suresh Pillai, Declan Mccormack, John M. Kelly, Sibu C. Padmanabhan

Articles

The microwave (MW)-assisted formation of ZnO micro-javelins from zinc nitrate and urea in aqueous solution is described. The particles (named as ‘micro-javelins’ because of their high aspect ratio and needle-like tips) grow hexagonally with well-defined facets in the h0110i direction and pointed tips in (0001) direction. Powder X-ray diffraction patterns show the appearance of a strikingly dominant (1000) orientation. Scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and transmission electron microscopy (TEM) investigations reveal the morphological evolution of these hexagonal ZnO particles with time. The effect of precursor concentrations, counterion type andMWirradiation power and their consequent influence on pH and Zn2+ ion concentration ...


Assessing Third Mission Activities, Mike Murphy Nov 2009

Assessing Third Mission Activities, Mike Murphy

Conference papers

No abstract provided.


Can We Make Accounting Relevant Again? Non-Traditional Accounting Systems Can Drive Productivity And Future Prosperity, Mark Doggett Oct 2009

Can We Make Accounting Relevant Again? Non-Traditional Accounting Systems Can Drive Productivity And Future Prosperity, Mark Doggett

Mark Doggett

No abstract provided.


October 2009, Tractor Museum Oct 2009

October 2009, Tractor Museum

Museum Planning and Development Documents

Agenda, minutes, treasurer report, director report, docent report, associate report, activities report, test lab report


Exploring What Engineering Doctoral Students Aspiring To Faculty Careers Learn About Research From Faculty Mentors. Frontiers In Education, (Fie) Annual Meeting, San Antonio, Tx., Tonya Saddler Sep 2009

Exploring What Engineering Doctoral Students Aspiring To Faculty Careers Learn About Research From Faculty Mentors. Frontiers In Education, (Fie) Annual Meeting, San Antonio, Tx., Tonya Saddler

Tonya N. Saddler, Ph.D.

No abstract provided.


Saddler, T.N., Trautvetter, L., & Mckenna, A.F. (2009, October). Prototyping The Engineer Of 2020: A Curricular Examination Of Two Exemplary Institutions Preparing Undergraduate Engineers. Frontiers In Education, (Fie) Annual Meeting, San Antonio, Tx., Tonya Saddler Sep 2009

Saddler, T.N., Trautvetter, L., & Mckenna, A.F. (2009, October). Prototyping The Engineer Of 2020: A Curricular Examination Of Two Exemplary Institutions Preparing Undergraduate Engineers. Frontiers In Education, (Fie) Annual Meeting, San Antonio, Tx., Tonya Saddler

Tonya N. Saddler, Ph.D.

No abstract provided.


Anomaly Detection In Hyperspectral Imagery: Comparison Of Methods Using Diurnal And Seasonal Data, Patrick C. Hytla, Russell C. Hardie, Michael T. Eismann, Joseph Meola Sep 2009

Anomaly Detection In Hyperspectral Imagery: Comparison Of Methods Using Diurnal And Seasonal Data, Patrick C. Hytla, Russell C. Hardie, Michael T. Eismann, Joseph Meola

Electrical and Computer Engineering Faculty Publications

The use of hyperspectral imaging is a fast growing field with many applications in the civilian, commercial and military sectors. Hyperspectral images are typically composed of many spectral bands in the visible and infrared regions of the electromagnetic spectrum and have the potential to deliver a great deal of information about a remotely sensed scene. One area of interest regarding hyperspectral images is anomaly detection, or the ability to find spectral outliers within a complex background in a scene with no a priori information about the scene or its specific contents. Anomaly detectors typically operate by creating a statistical background ...


Development Of Guidelines For Deformable And Rigid Switch In Ls-Dyna Simulation, Ling Zhu Aug 2009

Development Of Guidelines For Deformable And Rigid Switch In Ls-Dyna Simulation, Ling Zhu

Mechanical (and Materials) Engineering -- Dissertations, Theses, and Student Research

LS-Dyna simulations have been widely used in research and design to reduce fiscal and time costs. In order to improve the simulation’s efficiency, the components which experience negligible deformations are usually modeled as rigid bodies. However, the use of rigid bodies is always restricted. Though the use of more rigid bodies can save computing resources for a particular simulation, less rigid bodies are preferred for building a model in order to broaden its applications. Meanwhile, if a simulation task has multiple events, the application of rigid bodies in the particular simulation is always minimized so that it can satisfy ...


Development Of A Theoretical Decoupled Stirling Cycle Engine, Barry Cullen, Jim Mcgovern Aug 2009

Development Of A Theoretical Decoupled Stirling Cycle Engine, Barry Cullen, Jim Mcgovern

Conference Papers

The Stirling cycle engine is gaining increasing attention in the current energy market as a clean, quiet and versatile prime mover for use in such situations as solar thermal generation, micro cogeneration and other micro distributed generation situations. A theoretical Stirling cycle engine model is developed. Using a theoretical decoupled engine configuration in which working space swept volume, volume variation, phase angle and dead space ratio are controlled via a black-box electronic controller, a model is developed that is to be used as a tool for analysis of the ideal Stirling cycle engine and the limits on its real world ...


Property Price Data Would Stop Values Based On Sentiment, Lorcan Sirr Jul 2009

Property Price Data Would Stop Values Based On Sentiment, Lorcan Sirr

Media

No abstract provided.


A Review On Load Flow Studies, Dr. Adel A. Elbaset Jul 2009

A Review On Load Flow Studies, Dr. Adel A. Elbaset

Dr. Adel A. Elbaset

No abstract provided.


Controlled Islanding Scheme For Power Systems, Dr. Adel A. Elbaset Jul 2009

Controlled Islanding Scheme For Power Systems, Dr. Adel A. Elbaset

Dr. Adel A. Elbaset

No abstract provided.


Seminar In Kumamoto University, 11-6-2009 (Protection), Dr. Adel A. Elbaset Jun 2009

Seminar In Kumamoto University, 11-6-2009 (Protection), Dr. Adel A. Elbaset

Dr. Adel A. Elbaset

This Seminar about a Novel protective scheme for Transmission line Presented by me in Kumamoto University, Graduate School of Science and Technology, Japan at 11-6-2009.


Sustainable Design: A Case Study In Energy Systems, Eugene Coyle, Marek Rebow Jun 2009

Sustainable Design: A Case Study In Energy Systems, Eugene Coyle, Marek Rebow

Books/Book chapters

Since the publication of the UN climate report in 2007, most countries now agree that recent climate change has occurred as a result of human intervention and that it will require fast and profound measures to reduce this negative imprint imposed upon nature. Central to this is the need to radically reduce CO2 emissions resulting from combustion of carbon-based energy resources to meet global energy demands. Greater measures must be taken to develop new non-combustion based technologies, in addition to using low-carbon energy resources. Increasing energy efficiency and using energy wisely will also feature in reducing emissions. Sustain-able Energy is ...


Sustainable Fitness Centers, Matthew Mockaitis May 2009

Sustainable Fitness Centers, Matthew Mockaitis

Syracuse University Honors Program Capstone Projects

The world is in the midst of an energy crisis and it is only going to get worse. World energy consumption rates are increasing by the day; meanwhile, the amount of available natural resources to generate energy is decreasing at impressive rates. In addition, humans are becoming more aware and educated about the vast impact that their daily lives have on the environment. Scientists have discovered that the earth has been gradually warming over the past few decades. Natural cycles within the earth’s climate, at this time, cannot fully explain the relatively large increases in surface temperature in such ...


Shielding Effectiveness Of Superalloy, Aluminum, And Mumetal Shielding Tapes, Cindy Suit Cheung Apr 2009

Shielding Effectiveness Of Superalloy, Aluminum, And Mumetal Shielding Tapes, Cindy Suit Cheung

Master's Theses and Project Reports

Using MIL-HDBK-419A, MATLAB and Nomographs, Shielding Effectiveness for the Magnetic Field, Electric Field, and Plane Wave were calculated over a frequency range from 10 Hz to 1 GHz. The three shielding tapes used included superalloy, aluminum, and mumetal. Calculations for Shielding Effectiveness involve the computation of Absorption Loss, Reflection Loss, and Re-Reflection Correction Factor. From the outcome of the calculations, it was suitable to conclude that all three metals fulfill the 40 dB Shielding Effectiveness requirements for SGEMP fields for frequencies greater or equal to 1 MHz. Accordingly, all three shielding tapes provide at least 40 dB of shielding to ...


Digital Supply Chains: Towards A Framework For Software Distribution, Colm Ryan, Claudia-Maria Wagner, Edward Sweeney, Emilio Esposito, Pietro Evangelista Apr 2009

Digital Supply Chains: Towards A Framework For Software Distribution, Colm Ryan, Claudia-Maria Wagner, Edward Sweeney, Emilio Esposito, Pietro Evangelista

Conference papers

This paper assesses the effect of non-physicality of a digital product - software - on SCM practice. A number of in-depth, one-on-one interviews were held in 8 software companies that predominantly supply to enterprise customers on a global scale. The aim was to explore distribution challenges within software supply chains and how companies are addressing these challenges. The research has identified three different classes of software distribution models: One, which tends to rely on traditional physical infrastructures and paradigms, and two others that better exploit the properties of the digital products.


Hydrometeor-Enhanced Tephra Sedimentation: Constraints From The 18 May 1980 Eruption Of Mount St. Helens, Adam J. Durant, William I. Rose, A. M. Sarna-Wojcicki, S. Carey, A. C. M. Volentik Mar 2009

Hydrometeor-Enhanced Tephra Sedimentation: Constraints From The 18 May 1980 Eruption Of Mount St. Helens, Adam J. Durant, William I. Rose, A. M. Sarna-Wojcicki, S. Carey, A. C. M. Volentik

Department of Geological and Mining Engineering and Sciences Publications

Uncertainty remains on the origin of distal mass deposition maxima observed in many recent tephra fall deposits. In this study the link between ash aggregation and the formation of distal mass deposition maxima is investigated through reanalysis of tephra fallout from the Mount St. Helens 18 May 1980 (MSH80) eruption. In addition, we collate all the data needed to model distal ash sedimentation from the MSH80 eruption cloud. Four particle size subpopulations were present in distal fallout with modes at 2.2 Φ, 4.2 Φ, 5.9 Φ, and 8.3 Φ. Settling rates of the coarsest subpopulation closely ...


Electric Energy Sector In Egypt: A Review, Dr. Adel A. Elbaset Mar 2009

Electric Energy Sector In Egypt: A Review, Dr. Adel A. Elbaset

Dr. Adel A. Elbaset

No abstract provided.


Implications Of Philosophy For Engineering And Engineering Technology Bachelors Programs, Michael Dyrenfurth, Mike Murphy, William Grimson Mar 2009

Implications Of Philosophy For Engineering And Engineering Technology Bachelors Programs, Michael Dyrenfurth, Mike Murphy, William Grimson

Conference papers

This paper raises the question: What is philosophy and then, after describing its branches and school, it extends the definitions to implications for the practice of engineering and engineering technology education. It folds the definitions against the work of engineering faculty. The latter was described as including curriculum development, teaching, mentoring/advising, research/scholarship, and engagement. Sample codes of ethics are shared for engineering technology students and professionals.


Motivation In Spinoza And Rosenzweig Or Transgressing The Boundaries Of A Rationally Constructed Self, Jules Simon Feb 2009

Motivation In Spinoza And Rosenzweig Or Transgressing The Boundaries Of A Rationally Constructed Self, Jules Simon

Jules Simon

No abstract provided.


Connecting Quantum Dots And Bionanoparticles In Hybrid Nanoscale Ultra-Thin Films, Ravisubhash Tangirala, Yunxia Hu, Maisie Joralemon, Qingling Zhang, Jinbo He, Thomas P. Russell, Todd S. Emrick Jan 2009

Connecting Quantum Dots And Bionanoparticles In Hybrid Nanoscale Ultra-Thin Films, Ravisubhash Tangirala, Yunxia Hu, Maisie Joralemon, Qingling Zhang, Jinbo He, Thomas P. Russell, Todd S. Emrick

Todd S. Emrick

Ligand-functionalized CdSe quantum dots and nanorods, and horse spleen ferritin bionanoparticles, were co-assembled at an oil-water interface, then used in polymerization at the interface, effectively cross-linking the assembled mixtures of nanoparticles into robust structures. Both ring-opening metathesis polymerization (ROMP), and imine formation, proved suitable for preparation of the desired ultra-thin films in the form of capsules and sheets. The nanoparticle-based films prepared by ROMP exhibit chemical stability, while those prepared by aldehyde-amine coupling could be disrupted by addition of acid. Characterization of these hybrid nanoparticle-based materials, using transmission electron microscopy (TEM) and fluorescence confocal microscopy, confirmed the presence of both ...


Optimal Design Of Wind-Pv-Diesel-Battery System Using Genetic Algorithm, Dr. Adel A. Elbaset Jan 2009

Optimal Design Of Wind-Pv-Diesel-Battery System Using Genetic Algorithm, Dr. Adel A. Elbaset

Dr. Adel A. Elbaset

The optimization of diesel generators (DGs) and renewable energy sources have to be done within a cost benefit, high reliability and environmentally friendly framework. Most of optimization method just consider only from economical point of view. This paper presents complete optimization method involving of cost, reliability and pollutant emission into optimization process. The reliability level is analyzed using basic probabilistic concept in order to find loss of load probability (LOLP). This value is then used to determine the customer damage cost due to electricity interruption. Meanwhile, CO2 emission as an indicator of pollution is calculated to determine the annual emission ...