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A Simplified Model For The Intermediate Structure Of Strong Fire Whirls, Forman A. Williams 2022 UCSD

A Simplified Model For The Intermediate Structure Of Strong Fire Whirls, Forman A. Williams

Progress in Scale Modeling, an International Journal

A model is described for the overall structure of intense fire whirls, based on a spatially evolving vortex, with circulation enhancement driven by the axial acceleration of low-density gas in the core through the axial pressure gradient. The axial acceleration increases the entrainment rate into the core which, through mass conservation, increases the circulation if the angle between the tangential and radial velocity components remains fixed. The two-zone model employs general balance equations for regions inside and outside a cylinder of fixed radius, each inviscid, the inside region being presumed to have a constant density small compared with the (constant ...


Reduced-Scale Experiments And Numerical Simulations Of Informal Settlement Dwelling Fires, Vigneshwaran Narayanan, Antonio Cicicone, Ayden D. Botha, Richard Shaun Walls 2022 Stellenbosch University

Reduced-Scale Experiments And Numerical Simulations Of Informal Settlement Dwelling Fires, Vigneshwaran Narayanan, Antonio Cicicone, Ayden D. Botha, Richard Shaun Walls

Progress in Scale Modeling, an International Journal

Informal settlement dwellings (ISDs) house approximately one billion people in the developing world and this number is expected to double by the year 2030. Contemporary research on ISD fires has focused on understanding the fire dynamics within individual dwellings (micro-scale) and fire spread in settlements consisting of multiple dwellings (macro-scale). This paper aims to do two primary things: investigate if scaling methods that were derived for compartments with thermally thick boundaries can be applied to ISDs (compartments with thermally thin boundaries), and if they can adequately represent the most important phenomena associated with full-scale ISD fires; and demonstrate Fire Dynamics ...


Captain Thomas Paine House: Vose Letter To Jamestown Town Clerk, August 17, 2001, 2022 Roger Williams University

Captain Thomas Paine House: Vose Letter To Jamestown Town Clerk, August 17, 2001

Documentation

Letter written by S. Morton Vose, III inquiring about the date of purchase of Cajacet by his grandfather, Seth Morton Vose, Sr. Dated August 17, 2001. Attached are notes regarding purchase dates and owners of Cajacet.


Captain Thomas Paine House: Baker Letters To Ron Long, February - April 2003, 2022 Roger Williams University

Captain Thomas Paine House: Baker Letters To Ron Long, February - April 2003

Documentation

Anne Baker's letters to Ron Long concerning the history of the Thomas Paine House and Paine's will. Letters dated February 17, 2003, March 15, 2003, and April 1, 2003.


Multi-Criteria Contractor Selection Framework For Indian Construction Projects, Ambawrish Pati, Abhijit Rastogi, Virendra Kumar Paul 2022 School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi

Multi-Criteria Contractor Selection Framework For Indian Construction Projects, Ambawrish Pati, Abhijit Rastogi, Virendra Kumar Paul

International Journal of Advanced Technology in Civil Engineering

In this paper contractor selection practice in India has been analyzed in detail to find out the gaps in the prevailing system & also compared with the selection systems outside India. This study aims to develop a multi-criteria contractor selection framework that can incorporate multiple evaluation criteria along with the relative weightage.

In this study, it has been identified that in India, as per the guidelines the contractor selection in the case of most popular Design Bid Build (DBB) projects is done based on Least Cost Selection (LCS) only. In LCS, the final selection is based on cost or bid price ...


Captain Thomas Paine House: Correspondence From Baker To Mr. And Mrs. Parker, 1978-1979, 2022 Roger Williams University

Captain Thomas Paine House: Correspondence From Baker To Mr. And Mrs. Parker, 1978-1979

Documentation

Anne Baker's letters to Mr. and Mrs. Bertram Parker concerning the renovations to Cajacet. Dated September 19, 1978 - May 21, 1979.


Captain Thomas Paine House: Horse Barn Plans, 2022 Roger Williams University

Captain Thomas Paine House: Horse Barn Plans

Documentation

Drawn plans done by Anne Baker in 1979 for the Interior of the Horse Barn.


Captain Thomas Paine House: Interior Plan Drawings, 1978, 2022 Roger Williams University

Captain Thomas Paine House: Interior Plan Drawings, 1978

Documentation

Interior plans drawn by Anne Baker in 1978 for the second floor, new bath and dressing room, design for pantry, and plans for the north and south kitchen walls.


Captain Thomas Paine House: Baker Report For Mr. And Mrs. Parker, August 10, 1978, 2022 Roger Williams University

Captain Thomas Paine House: Baker Report For Mr. And Mrs. Parker, August 10, 1978

Documentation

August 10, 1978 report prepared for Mr. and Mrs. Bertram Parker that reflects Anne Baker's examination of the house as well as the value of the house as an historic site. Contains

  • Description of the house from its earliest structure through the 18th and 19th century renovations.
  • Comparison between Paine House and the Mott House
  • Baker's Historical recommendations
  • Structural survey of the Paine House
  • Cosmetic considerations


Captain Thomas Paine House: Letter From Baker To David Stern, July 28, 1978, 2022 Roger Williams University

Captain Thomas Paine House: Letter From Baker To David Stern, July 28, 1978

Documentation

A letter written by Anne Baker to David Stern concerning her preliminary research on the Paine House. Written on July 28,1978,


Captain Thomas Paine House: Letter From Baker To David Stern, December 16, 1978, 2022 Roger Williams University

Captain Thomas Paine House: Letter From Baker To David Stern, December 16, 1978

Documentation

Letter from Anne Baker to David Stern concerning the ongoing work on Cajacet (Paine House). Dated December 16, 1978.


Captain Thomas Paine House On Conanicut Island In Jamestown Rhode Island. Also Known As Cajacet, 2022 Roger Williams University

Captain Thomas Paine House On Conanicut Island In Jamestown Rhode Island. Also Known As Cajacet

Documentation

The history and architectural significance of the Captain Thomas Paine House written from the notes of Anne W. Baker. Includes 6 drawings.


Regional Growth Concept To Promote Densification And Mixed Land-Use In The Suburbs Of The Portland Metropolitan Area, Sangwan Lee 2022 Portland State University

Regional Growth Concept To Promote Densification And Mixed Land-Use In The Suburbs Of The Portland Metropolitan Area, Sangwan Lee

Hatfield Graduate Journal of Public Affairs

This study attempts to address two questions. First, what factors influence the categorization of neighborhoods into regional and town centers under a regional planning framework (the 2040 Growth Concept) for the Portland Metropolitan region? Second, have the regional and town centers fulfilled their goals of fostering densification and diverse land use, as indicated in their strategic plans, or have they fallen short of these goals? The multinomial logit model was used to answer the first research question, and propensity score matching and a paired t-test were used to answer the second research question in this study. This paper found that ...


Skip The Grid: Installation Of Solar Powered Refrigeration In The Navajo Nation, Connor T. Avrit 2022 California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

Skip The Grid: Installation Of Solar Powered Refrigeration In The Navajo Nation, Connor T. Avrit

Construction Management

The Skip the Grid project was a project completed with the joint efforts of California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo (Cal Poly) and many other company sponsors including Solv Energy, Dometic, Goal Zero and Heart of America a nonprofit. Skip the Grid’s project goal and outcomes was to improve the quality of life and provide clean sustainable off grid energy to families within the Navajo Nation. The Navajo Nation is located in the Four Corners region of the United States with approximately a third of its residents without the means or circumstances to be tied into grid level ...


An Analysis And Application Of Pedestrian Streets, Ellie Krantz, Austin Lucero 2022 California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

An Analysis And Application Of Pedestrian Streets, Ellie Krantz, Austin Lucero

City and Regional Planning

The goal of this project is to closely examine the conversion of traditional roads into pedestrian streets. By studying two examples, we will create an understanding of why cities do this, how they implement pedestrian streets, what results pedestrian streets bring, and what makes a successful conversion project.

The second part of this project is to implement the key takeaways of the research phase into a conceptual design of a similar project for San Luis Obispo. This design based phase will consider the entire scope of the project, detailing project location selection, implementation, and recommendations.


The Mustang Bridge, Dominic Loreto, Jacob Bulotti 2022 California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

The Mustang Bridge, Dominic Loreto, Jacob Bulotti

City and Regional Planning

The purpose of this project is to develop a pedestrian overpass in San Luis Obispo, California at the entry of the city that will successfully provide crossing and safety on Boysen Ave. and Santa Rosa Street connecting Mustang village to university square. The current circulation routes have a significant impact on a community’s pedestrians, cyclists, and automobile drivers. Safety becomes a growing concern when the streets are illegally crossed in unsafe sections, putting everybody at risk. The planned environment will be revised and accurately assessed to provide safety, flexibility, and proper use of the circulation route in place. The ...


Cal Poly Campus Safety: Policy Proposal, Alan Cazares, Phung (Karen) Bich La, Junhyun Kim 2022 California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

Cal Poly Campus Safety: Policy Proposal, Alan Cazares, Phung (Karen) Bich La, Junhyun Kim

City and Regional Planning

As described in this project, the California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo is in need of improving the campus’s sense of safety and safety features. With an increasing student population and increasing dangers, the importance of safety for all is becoming evident. The COVID-19 pandemic has taught us that it is essential to have proper safety features and preventative measures in place to keep the student and faculty population safe. The project’s goal is to produce safety recommendations that could be used to amend the existing 2035 Campus Master Plan. Currently, safety is not a topic extensively ...


How Can Biomimicry Inform A Sustainable, Ethical Future In Architecture And Design?, Chloe Hanf 2022 Portland State University

How Can Biomimicry Inform A Sustainable, Ethical Future In Architecture And Design?, Chloe Hanf

University Honors Theses

This publication traces effects of systems theory and assemblage thinking on American architecture and design since the 1960's in relation to contemporary ecological thought and biological discoveries. Building upon these observations, the author concludes that biomimicry belongs at the forefront of contemporary theory and praxis in architecture and design.


Alternative Redistribution Of Residential Solar Energy, David T. Holmes 2022 California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

Alternative Redistribution Of Residential Solar Energy, David T. Holmes

Construction Management

The use of solar panels on residential structures has been prevalent since the mid 1970’s and over the decades their presence has become more pronounced and more valued. The creation of energy on-site using clean methods for an individual is truly a remarkable feat. As solar panels become increasingly common, so do the inherent issues and their supporting infrastructure. Of these issues a common inconvenience is what owners are to do with extraneous energy. What this entails is that an owner typically does not have means to store energy that is created in surplus, the resulting solution is the ...


Shabang Music Festival Seating, Carter L. Norton 2022 California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

Shabang Music Festival Seating, Carter L. Norton

Construction Management

This outlines the process of the building and installation of four shaded seating areas at the SHABANG Music Festival located at Laguna Lake Park in San Luis Obispo. This paper places an emphasis on the pre-construction elements of the building stage. SHABANG Music Group rented out a section of Laguna Lake Park to host a music festival designed to bring the San Luis Obispo community together. The goal of the project discussed was to build a raised VIP seating area facing the main stage on which music lovers could relax while still being able to enjoy an unobstructed view of ...


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