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Sae Baja: Final Drive Gearbox, Michael McCausland, Michael Watkins, Ian Masterson, Andrew Sommer 2010 California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo

Sae Baja: Final Drive Gearbox, Michael Mccausland, Michael Watkins, Ian Masterson, Andrew Sommer

Mechanical Engineering

This paper presents the results of a manual transmission project for SAE Baja. A full engineering process is documented, including problem definition, scheduling, conceptualization, decision theory, synthesis, analysis, manufacturing, and testing. A comparison is made between existing and potential mechanical power train solutions. The final design is analyzed in dynamic simulations, AGMA stress, predicted FFT spectrums, and shifting rod buckling. A number of complicated parts are manufactured through investment casting and direct CNC machining. Issues in the final assembly have prevented the project from being fully realized, recommendations are made for future SAE Baja teams.


On Macroscopic Constitutive Relations And Microstructure Evolution In Multi-Scale Viscoplastic Composites, Michalis Agoras 2010 University of Pennsylvania

On Macroscopic Constitutive Relations And Microstructure Evolution In Multi-Scale Viscoplastic Composites, Michalis Agoras

Publicly Accessible Penn Dissertations

The determination of the effective or macroscopic properties of composite materials from the corresponding local properties of the constituent phases and the underlying sub-structure constitutes the fundamental problem in Mechanics of Composites. This problem is motivated from the remarkable physical observation that the constitutive properties of these materials appear to be homogeneous or uniform at the length scale of practical applications, despite the sharp variation of their local properties at the length scale of the heterogeneity and the fairly complex spatial distribution of their phases. This dissertation is concerned with the macroscopic mechanical properties of “multi-scale” viscoplastic composites, i.e ...


A Generalized Finite Element Formulation For Arbitrary Basis Functions: From Isogeometric Analysis To Xfem, D. J. Benson, Y. Bazilevs, E. DeLuycker, Ming-Chen Hsu, M. Scott, T. J. R. Hughes, T. Belytschko 2010 University of California, San Diego

A Generalized Finite Element Formulation For Arbitrary Basis Functions: From Isogeometric Analysis To Xfem, D. J. Benson, Y. Bazilevs, E. Deluycker, Ming-Chen Hsu, M. Scott, T. J. R. Hughes, T. Belytschko

Ming-Chen Hsu

Many of the formulations of current research interest, including iosogeometric methods and the extended finite element method, use nontraditional basis functions. Some, such as subdivision surfaces, may not have convenient analytical representations. The concept of an element, if appropriate at all, no longer coincides with the traditional definition. Developing a new software for each new class of basis functions is a large research burden, especially, if the problems involve large deformations, non-linear materials, and contact. The objective of this paper is to present a method that separates as much as possible the generation and evaluation of the basis functions from ...


Newsletter 42 Issue 2 - Summer 2010 - Nuts And Bolts, Tractor Museum 2010 University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Newsletter 42 Issue 2 - Summer 2010 - Nuts And Bolts, Tractor Museum

Friends of the Larsen Tractor Museum

No abstract provided.


The Bending Strip Method For Isogeometric Analysis Of Kirchhoff–Love Shell Structures Comprised Of Multiple Patches, J. Kiendel, Y. Bazilevs, Ming-Chen Hsu, R. Wuchner, K. U. Bletzigner 2010 University of California, San Diego

The Bending Strip Method For Isogeometric Analysis Of Kirchhoff–Love Shell Structures Comprised Of Multiple Patches, J. Kiendel, Y. Bazilevs, Ming-Chen Hsu, R. Wuchner, K. U. Bletzigner

Ming-Chen Hsu

In this paper we present an isogeometric formulation for rotation-free thin shell analysis of structures comprised of multiple patches. The structural patches are C1- or higher-order continuous in the interior, and are joined with C0-continuity. The Kirchhoff–Love shell theory that relies on higher-order continuity of the basis functions is employed in the patch interior as presented in Kiendl et al. [36]. For the treatment of patch boundaries, a method is developed in which strips of fictitious material with unidirectional bending stiffness and zero membrane stiffness are added at patch interfaces. The direction of bending stiffness is chosen to be ...


Optimal Design Of Vehicle With Internal Space Frame Structure Subjected To High Impact Load, Jagadeep Thota 2010 University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Optimal Design Of Vehicle With Internal Space Frame Structure Subjected To High Impact Load, Jagadeep Thota

UNLV Theses, Dissertations, Professional Papers, and Capstones

Armored military vehicles are heavily used in modern warfare. These vehicles are subjected to lethal attacks from projectiles and land mines. The shocks from these attacks may risk the safety of the occupants and damage the electronic instruments within the vehicle. Extensive research on the analysis and reduction of shocks on civilian vehicles has been performed. Fewer researchers addressed these problems in the case of military vehicles. Space frames are usually used to enhance structural strength of the vehicle while reducing its overall weight. These frames comprise of beams connected together at joints. Recently, space frames were incorporated in military ...


Thermal, Magnetic, And Mechanical Stresses And Strains In Copper/Cyanate Ester Cylindrical Coils – Effects Of Variations In Fiber Volume Fraction, Chance Thomas Donahue 2010 University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Thermal, Magnetic, And Mechanical Stresses And Strains In Copper/Cyanate Ester Cylindrical Coils – Effects Of Variations In Fiber Volume Fraction, Chance Thomas Donahue

Masters Theses

Several problems must be solved in the construction, design, and operation of a nuclear fusion reactor. One of the chief problems in the manufacture of high-powered copper/polymer composite magnets is the difficulty to precisely control the fiber volume fraction. In this thesis, the effect of variations in fiber volume fraction on thermal stresses in copper/cyanate ester composite cylinders is investigated. The cylinder is a composite that uses copper wires that run longitudinally in a cyanate ester resin specifically developed by Composite Technology Development, Inc. This composite cylinder design is commonly used in magnets for nuclear fusion reactors. The ...


Strider, Eric Johnson, Alex Trask, Ricardo Garcia 2010 California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo

Strider, Eric Johnson, Alex Trask, Ricardo Garcia

Mechanical Engineering

No abstract provided.


Tk Ripper, Charles Volk, Vincent Priolo, Zachary McKibbin 2010 California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo

Tk Ripper, Charles Volk, Vincent Priolo, Zachary Mckibbin

Mechanical Engineering

The TK Ripper was designed to pull a rider on a wakeboard up from a deep water start. We believe the force and power required to pull a rider on a wakeboard out of the water provides enough force and power for many other extreme sports.


Solar Array Suspension Mechanism Final Design Report For Atk Space, Alex Gould, Randon Kruse, Jeremy Graul, Patrick Barney 2010 California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo

Solar Array Suspension Mechanism Final Design Report For Atk Space, Alex Gould, Randon Kruse, Jeremy Graul, Patrick Barney

Mechanical Engineering

The purpose of this project is to improve the existing Solar Array Suspension Mechanism used by ATK Space for the manufacturing and testing of deployable solar arrays. The current system requires too much time to operate and has too many removable parts that may fall and damage the solar arrays. Through the design and verification process the team successfully constructed a quick connecting suspension mechanism that requires no tools to use and has no removable parts. The final design includes the existing force gauge and large adjustment bars used by ATK Space with the addition of a compression spring adjustment ...


Edwards Automation Final Project Report, Benjamin (Ben) Johnson, Joel Masters, Matthew (Matt) Stewart 2010 California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo

Edwards Automation Final Project Report, Benjamin (Ben) Johnson, Joel Masters, Matthew (Matt) Stewart

Mechanical Engineering

The body of this work has been created for Edwards Lifesciences in conjunction with senior project requirements. As such, the information produced and contained within is under a non‐disclosure agreement. As per request by sponsor, the body of the work will not be submitted to any outside parties, and the title page will serve as proof of completion.


Newsletter 41 Issue 1 - Spring 2010 - Nuts And Bolts, Larsen Tractor Museum 2010 University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Newsletter 41 Issue 1 - Spring 2010 - Nuts And Bolts, Larsen Tractor Museum

Friends of the Larsen Tractor Museum

No abstract provided.


Morphological Evolution Of Single-Crystal Ultrathin Solid Films, Mikhail Khenner 2010 Western Kentucky University

Morphological Evolution Of Single-Crystal Ultrathin Solid Films, Mikhail Khenner

Mikhail Khenner

An introduction to mathematical modeling of ultrathin solid films and the role of such modeling in nanotechnologies: Educational/Research presentation for senior physics majors


Morphological Evolution Of Single-Crystal Ultrathin Solid Films, Mikhail Khenner 2010 Western Kentucky University

Morphological Evolution Of Single-Crystal Ultrathin Solid Films, Mikhail Khenner

Mathematics Faculty Publications

An introduction to mathematical modeling of ultrathin solid films and the role of such modeling in nanotechnologies: Educational/Research presentation for senior physics majors


Morphological Evolution Of Single-Crystal Ultrathin Solid Films, Mikhail Khenner 2010 Western Kentucky University

Morphological Evolution Of Single-Crystal Ultrathin Solid Films, Mikhail Khenner

Mathematics Faculty Publications

An introduction to mathematical modeling of ultrathin solid films and the role of such modeling in nanotechnologies: Educational presentation for senior physics majors


Self-Assembly Of Colloidal Particles From Evaporating Droplets: Role Of Dlvo Interactions And Proposition Of A Phase Diagram, Rajneesh Bhardwaj, Xiaohua Fang, Ponisseril Somasundaran, Daniel Attinger 2010 Columbia University

Self-Assembly Of Colloidal Particles From Evaporating Droplets: Role Of Dlvo Interactions And Proposition Of A Phase Diagram, Rajneesh Bhardwaj, Xiaohua Fang, Ponisseril Somasundaran, Daniel Attinger

Daniel Attinger

The shape of deposits obtained from drying drops containing colloidal particles matters for technologies such as inkjet printing, microelectronics, and bioassay manufacturing. In this work, the formation of deposits during the drying of nanoliter drops containing colloidal particles is investigated experimentally with microscopy and profilometry, and theoretically with an in-house finite-element code. The system studied involves aqueous drops containing titania nanoparticles evaporating on a glass substrate. Deposit shapes from spotted drops at different pH values are measured using a laser profilometer. Our results show that the pH of the solution influences the dried deposit pattern, which can be ring-like or ...


Nuts And Bolts - Ltm Newsletters, Tractor Museum 2010 University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Nuts And Bolts - Ltm Newsletters, Tractor Museum

Friends of the Larsen Tractor Museum

Newsletters published by the Larsen Tractor Museum in 2010

Where do we grow from here? by Curt McConnell, editor

Chris Ford has big plans for small groups in 2010 by Curt McConnell, editor

News from Exhibits by Luis Vasquez, chair of collections committee

Engine comes together as Co-Op E3 progresses by Curt McConnell

Description of our Sound Level Measuring and Analyzing Equipment by Lou Leviticus

Development of conservation tillage methods by Bill Splinter, museum director

Curator's Report by Lou Leviticus

Associate Report by Jeremy Steele, museum associate

Obituary Note - Robert Kleis


Improving Stability Of Stabilized And Multiscale Formulations In Flow Simulations At Small Time Steps, Ming-Chen Hsu, Y. Bazilevs, V. M. Calo, T. E. Tezduyar, T.J.R. Hughes 2010 University of California, San Diego

Improving Stability Of Stabilized And Multiscale Formulations In Flow Simulations At Small Time Steps, Ming-Chen Hsu, Y. Bazilevs, V. M. Calo, T. E. Tezduyar, T.J.R. Hughes

Ming-Chen Hsu

The objective of this paper is to show that use of the element-vector-based definition of stabilization parameters, introduced in [T.E. Tezduyar, Computation of moving boundaries and interfaces and stabilization parameters, Int. J. Numer. Methods Fluids 43 (2003) 555–575; T.E. Tezduyar, Y. Osawa, Finite element stabilization parameters computed from element matrices and vectors, Comput. Methods Appl. Mech. Engrg. 190 (2000) 411–430], circumvents the well-known instability associated with conventional stabilized formulations at small time steps. We describe formulations for linear advection–diffusion and incompressible Navier–Stokes equations and test them on three benchmark problems: advection of an L-shaped ...


Newsletter 43 Issue 3 - Fall 2010 - Nuts And Bolts, 2010 University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Newsletter 43 Issue 3 - Fall 2010 - Nuts And Bolts

Friends of the Larsen Tractor Museum

No abstract provided.


Isogeometric Shell Analysis: The Reissner–Mindlin Shell, D. J. Benson, Y. Bazilevs, Ming-Chen Hsu, T.J.R. Hughes 2010 University of California, San Diego

Isogeometric Shell Analysis: The Reissner–Mindlin Shell, D. J. Benson, Y. Bazilevs, Ming-Chen Hsu, T.J.R. Hughes

Ming-Chen Hsu

A Reissner–Mindlin shell formulation based on a degenerated solid is implemented for NURBS-based isogeometric analysis. The performance of the approach is examined on a set of linear elastic and nonlinear elasto-plastic benchmark examples. The analyses were performed with LS-DYNA, an industrial, general-purpose finite element code, for which a user-defined shell element capability was implemented. This new feature, to be reported on in subsequent work, allows for the use of NURBS and other non-standard discretizations in a sophisticated nonlinear analysis framework.


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