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Critical Infrastructures For Developing Uavs’ Applications And Low-Altitude Public Air-Route Network Planning, Xiaohan LIAO, Chenchen XU, Huping YE, Xiang TAN, Shifeng FANG, Yaohuan HUANG, Jing LIN 2022 State Key Laboratory of Resources and Environmental Information System, Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100101, China The Research Center for UAV Applications and Regulation, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100101, China Key Laboratory of Low-altitude Geographic Information and Air Routes for Civil Aviation, Civil Aviation Administration of China, Beijing 100101, China

Critical Infrastructures For Developing Uavs’ Applications And Low-Altitude Public Air-Route Network Planning, Xiaohan Liao, Chenchen Xu, Huping Ye, Xiang Tan, Shifeng Fang, Yaohuan Huang, Jing Lin

Bulletin of Chinese Academy of Sciences (Chinese Version)

Contemporary unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) are characterized by huge numbers, wide applications, frequent activities, and massive end-users. High standards of reliability and robustness of the software and hardware systems on board UAVs become imminent for safe operations. UAVs' operations are largely dependent on new technologies and external high-technology infrastructures. Among them, the low-altitude public air-route network is a key new type of infrastructure to ensure the safe and efficient operation of UAVs. A further research and promotion of the low-altitude "sky road" infrastructures as the core is conducive to the development of the urban air traffic network and the promotion …


Tunable Passive Shock And Vibration Isolators For Rotational Isolation, Chase B. LeMaire 2022 Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College

Tunable Passive Shock And Vibration Isolators For Rotational Isolation, Chase B. Lemaire

LSU Master's Theses

Shock and vibration isolation are a critical need in helmets, which are widely used to protect athletes, workers, soldiers, and astronauts. Passive vibration isolation systems are a good option when mass and volume should be minimized and when the experienced loadings can be predicted. However, it is frequently challenging to find materials and structures which exhibit the optimal vibration and impact isolation properties for an application. As a case study illustrating a novel design paradigm for rotational shock absorption, a family of optimal solutions for the physical properties of American football helmets is presented. Lumped parameter Simulink models simulate a …


Gamma And Neutron Irradiation Effect On Ga-Polar And N-Polar Gan Based Diodes, Farnood Mirkhosravi 2022 University of New Mexico - Main Campus

Gamma And Neutron Irradiation Effect On Ga-Polar And N-Polar Gan Based Diodes, Farnood Mirkhosravi

Optical Science and Engineering ETDs

III-nitride material (GaN) shows a lot of potential for next-generation power electronics. This material is advantageous due to its wide bandgap, high electron mobility, high thermal and mechanical stability, small form factor, and higher radiation tolerance. The higher radiation tolerance makes the GaN-based devices more attractive for harsh-environment applications, like aerospace, nuclear reactor, and fusion facilities, particle accelerators, and post-detonation environments applications.

GaN due to its unique crystal structure can be grown in different orientations and can provide specific advantages in electronic and optoelectronic devices. While the Ga-polar orientation of GaN has been widely investigated for its proprieties, there are …


Bbt Side Mold Assy, Bill Hemphill 2022 East Tennessee State University

Bbt Side Mold Assy, Bill Hemphill

STEM Guitar Project’s BBT Acoustic Kit

This electronic document file set covers the design and fabrication information of the ETSU Guitar Building Project’s BBT (OM-sized) Side Mold Assy for use with the STEM Guitar Project’s standard acoustic guitar kit. The extended 'as built' data set contains an overview file and companion video, the 'parent' CADD drawing, CADD data for laser etching and cutting a drill &/or layout template, CADD drawings in AutoCAD .DWG and .DXF R12 formats of the centerline tool paths for creating the mold assembly pieces on an AXYZ CNC router, and support documentation for CAM applications including router bit specifications, feeds, speed, multi-pass …


Characterization And Performance Enhancement Of Cement-Based Thermoelectric Materials, Ruchita Jani, Niall Holmes Dr., Roger West, Kevin Gaughan, Xiaoli Liu, Ming Qu, Esther Orisakwee, Lorenzo Stella, Jorge Kohanoff, Hongxi Yin, Bartlomiej Wojciechowski 2022 Technological University Dublin

Characterization And Performance Enhancement Of Cement-Based Thermoelectric Materials, Ruchita Jani, Niall Holmes Dr., Roger West, Kevin Gaughan, Xiaoli Liu, Ming Qu, Esther Orisakwee, Lorenzo Stella, Jorge Kohanoff, Hongxi Yin, Bartlomiej Wojciechowski

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Thermoelectric materials enable the direct conversion of thermal to electrical energy. One application of this is ambient heat energy harvesting where relatively stable temperature gradients existing between the inside and outside of a building could be utilized to produce electricity. Buildings can thus change from energy consumers to energy generators. This could ultimately help reduce the surface temperatures and energy consumption of buildings, especially in urban areas. In this paper, research work carried out on developing and characterizing a cement-based thermoelectric material is presented. Cement-based samples are doped with different metal oxides (Bi2O3 and Fe2O3) to enhance their thermoelectric properties, …


Fire Protection And Life Safety Analysis Of A University Conference Center, Amanda Beck Larkin 2022 California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

Fire Protection And Life Safety Analysis Of A University Conference Center, Amanda Beck Larkin

Fire Protection Engineering: Culminating Experience Project Reports

This project report analyzes various aspects of fire protection and life safety design for a University Conference Center, for both prescriptive and performance-based designs. The University Conference Center is a ten-story, high-rise building comprised of various gathering spaces, ranging from small conference rooms to large assembly spaces with auditorium-style seating. The building has a large two-story podium with basement below, with a smaller floor plate, ten-story tower offset to one side.

In the prescriptive analysis, no deficiencies were noted in the water-based suppression or fire resistance analysis. The building construction type, height, area, number of stories, wall and structural ratings, …


8 Observatory Road- Fire Protection & Life Safety Analysis, Jeffrey Chiu 2022 California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

8 Observatory Road- Fire Protection & Life Safety Analysis, Jeffrey Chiu

Fire Protection Engineering: Culminating Experience Project Reports

A fire protection and life safety analysis was performed on the building “8 Observatory Road” located in Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong. This analysis was performed as part of the fulfillment of requirements for Master of Science in Fire Protection Engineering degree from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo.

This report covers both a prescriptive and performance-based analysis. This building was designed and constructed in Hong Kong, adhering to the local codes and British Standard. For this report, the building was analyzed to the requirements of the International Building Code (IBC) and National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Standards. For …


Process Support Building Savannah River Site, Victoria Zawacki 2022 California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

Process Support Building Savannah River Site, Victoria Zawacki

Fire Protection Engineering: Culminating Experience Project Reports

A report on the fire and life safety analysis of the Savannah River Site Process Support Building is required in order to receive a Master of Science in Fire Protection Engineering from the California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. The Process Support Building is a two-story office building that was first occupied in 2013, with a floor area of approximately 10,000 ft2. The building contains mainly personal offices, but also contains conference and turnover rooms, a Computer Simulation Room, an Observation Room, and a lunch area. The analysis includes both prescriptive and performance-based analysis.

The Process Support Building is …


Two-Storey Office Building, Colin Mallett 2022 California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

Two-Storey Office Building, Colin Mallett

Fire Protection Engineering: Culminating Experience Project Reports

This FPE 596 culminating project report was developed to meet the requirements for completion of the Fire Protection Master’s Program at Cal Poly. The report is intended to provide a detailed understanding of fire and building code requirements as well as describe both prescriptive and performance based approaches to human behavior in fire scenarios, building evacuation strategies, egress design and tenability analysis. An overall determination will be made to evaluate if the building provides the expected levels of safety for building occupants from fire.

The office building #211 was designed and constructed to be compliant with the International Building Code …


Grange Insurance Audubon Center-Fire Protection Life Safety Report, Gabriel Levy 2022 California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

Grange Insurance Audubon Center-Fire Protection Life Safety Report, Gabriel Levy

Fire Protection Engineering: Culminating Experience Project Reports

This technical approach narrative presents the intent and methodology of the Fire Protection and Life Safety systems for the Grange Insurance Audubon Center located at 505 W Whittier St. Columbus OH 43215. The primary goal of the structure is to provide life and property protection in a fire scenario while taking into account the costs of implementing the criterion and risks associated with the facility. This will be achieved through the appropriate application of requirements listed in the 2015 International Building Code (IBC) and the International Fire Code (IFC) as adopted by the City of Columbus, Ohio, and any reference …


Jack E Brown Chemical Engineering Building At Texas A&M University, Daniel Higdon 2022 California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

Jack E Brown Chemical Engineering Building At Texas A&M University, Daniel Higdon

Fire Protection Engineering: Culminating Experience Project Reports

The Jack E Brown Chemical Engineering building at Texas A&M is located in College Station, TX. While this building is dedicated to chemical engineering, it serves many different departments as they use the lecture halls on the first floor. It was built and opened in 2004 and has 206,500 square feet with 7 stories. The building consists of multiple labs as well as study hall rooms, computer labs, offices, and the normal MEP/storage rooms. Jack E Brown building is one of the foremost buildings of the Texas A&M engineering quadrant and is further proof that Texas A&M desires to keep …


Fire Safety Management Plan For South Texas Project Turbine Generator Building, BRETT LONG 2022 California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

Fire Safety Management Plan For South Texas Project Turbine Generator Building, Brett Long

Fire Protection Engineering: Culminating Experience Project Reports

This report includes a fire protection and life safety analysis of the South Texas Project Turbine Generator Building (TGB). This analysis was done to fulfill the requirement for the Master of Science Degree in Fire Protection Engineering from California Polytechnic State University. The Turbine Generator Building consists of three elevations and is Type II-B construction. The TGB’s primary use is a special-purpose industrial building housing the turbine generator, main feed pumps, condensate pumps, condenser, feed water re-heaters, secondary cold chemistry lab, Balance-of-Plant (BOP) diesel, batteries, and switchgear, 13.8 kVA switchgear, and various other systems and components. This analysis consists of …


Fire Protection And Life Safety Analysis Of Christopher Cohan Center, Kristen Dentici 2022 California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

Fire Protection And Life Safety Analysis Of Christopher Cohan Center, Kristen Dentici

Fire Protection Engineering: Culminating Experience Project Reports

This report analyzes the fire protection and life safety systems of the Christopher Cohan Center. The building was assessed from both a prescriptive and performance-based approach.

The prescriptive design analyzed the code requirements for the building based on the 2018 IBC, with some consideration for the codes in place at the time of construction. The prescriptive analysis main focus was on egress systems, fire alarm and detection, fire suppression, and structural fire protection. The egress analysis found that the exits and exit configuration were sufficient for the occupant loads that were calculated for the building. The fire alarm and detection …


Fire Protection Analysis Project – 9220 Zanzibar Lane Maple Grove, Mn, Brian Vandal 2022 California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

Fire Protection Analysis Project – 9220 Zanzibar Lane Maple Grove, Mn, Brian Vandal

Fire Protection Engineering: Culminating Experience Project Reports

This report contains an analysis of the life safety and fire protection features of a four-story apartment building in Maple Grove, Minnesota. The report is a part of the final project intended to meet the requirements for the Culminating Experience of the California Polytechnic Master of Science Fire Protection Engineering Program.

The apartment building chosen for the analysis is a mixed-use four-story wood-framed structure. The first floor of this structure includes office space for building management, a meeting space, and various electrical and mechanical spaces as well as apartments. There are exit stairways on each end of the structure extending …


Existing Multipurpose Assembly Building, Garrett Mitchell Pelton 2022 California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

Existing Multipurpose Assembly Building, Garrett Mitchell Pelton

Fire Protection Engineering: Culminating Experience Project Reports

This report contains the compliance and life safety review of a multi-purpose assembly use building located in Denver, Colorado. The analysis contained within analyzes the prescriptive requirements of the structure as it stands today and then later reviews an alternative approach utilizing a performance based analysis. Due to this determination the building is evaluated as is and it is noted there are particular features that as a newly constructed building would require a different compliance approach.

This building was originally constructed in 1965 and has undergone two major additions. The East addition added the entire lower level in 1978 and …


Fire Protection And Life Safety Analysis Of The Adult Education Facility, William K.W. Bridges 2022 California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

Fire Protection And Life Safety Analysis Of The Adult Education Facility, William K.W. Bridges

Fire Protection Engineering: Culminating Experience Project Reports

The objective of this report is to provide an analysis of an existing building’s prescriptive-based and performance-based design methods. The intention is to provide the building owner with a working assessment of the building’s current life safety situation, as well as providing recommendations to improve the overall life safety and property protection of the selected building. This report is developed following the writing style and structure to meet the requirement for the Master of Science Degree in Fire Protection Engineering from California Polytechnic State University. The analysis includes an evaluation of the building owner’s fire and safety program for the …


Warren Baker Center For Science And Mathematics- Fire Protection And Life Safety Analysis, Logan Honeycutt 2022 California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

Warren Baker Center For Science And Mathematics- Fire Protection And Life Safety Analysis, Logan Honeycutt

Fire Protection Engineering: Culminating Experience Project Reports

This report covers an analysis of the fire protection features within the Warren Baker Center for Science and Mathematics Building. This document first discusses the prescriptive requirements for the building as determined by applicable code. The items to be discussed, as they relate to prescriptive requirements, include the means of egress and relatable components, fire resistive construction, fire alarm system, fire sprinkler system, and smoke control system. All components were analyzed and compared to each applicable code to assess whether these specific fire protection systems were designed correctly.

In addition to an analysis of the prescriptive measures in this facility, …


Mount Sac Gym & Aquatics Center: Fire & Life Safety Report, Alex Hoeft 2022 California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

Mount Sac Gym & Aquatics Center: Fire & Life Safety Report, Alex Hoeft

Fire Protection Engineering: Culminating Experience Project Reports

This report has been prepared to review and analyze the Fire and Life Safety status of the proposed Gym & Aquatics building at Mt. San Antonio College. This was done using two methods: prescriptive and performance based. The prescriptive section examines the explicitly code-mandated requirements for the building and the performance-based section examines implicit requirements for the building based on the goals presented in the Life Safety Code, NFPA 101.

The subject building is a 147,000 square foot, two-story, steel-framed athletics complex occupied primarily for assembly and business uses. The structure has an indoor and outdoor component with two gymnasiums …


Prescriptive And Performance-Based Analysis Of Colorado Liberal Arts College, Victor Wight 2022 California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

Prescriptive And Performance-Based Analysis Of Colorado Liberal Arts College, Victor Wight

Fire Protection Engineering: Culminating Experience Project Reports

This project consists of a prescriptive and performance-based analysis of an existing two-story college building. The building is located in downtown Colorado Springs, Colorado. Colorado Liberal Arts College is used for general education courses with the focus on creative fields such as dance, graphic design, and art. The building consists of classrooms, offices, an art gallery, dance studio, and a bookstore.

A prescriptive based design was completed using the code requirements laid out in the International Building Code (IBC) 2015 Edition and applicable National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Codes. The prescriptive based analysis consisted of analyzing life safety and egress, …


La Universal, Jose Emilio Salgado Florencia 2022 California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

La Universal, Jose Emilio Salgado Florencia

Fire Protection Engineering: Culminating Experience Project Reports

The purpose of this project was to analyze and compare the existing fire protection systems in “LA UNIVERSAL” building to current applicable codes and standards. Both prescriptive based analysis and performance-based analyses were performed.

The prescriptive based analyses included analyzing the structural fire protection, fire suppression, fire alarm, and egress systems. There are many fire protection features that do not meet the requirements established by the NFPA standards. The fire alarm panel does not provide enough address for the required number of devices required in the building. Emergency lights do not provide the minimum illumination established in NFPA 101. The …


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