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Experimental and Computational Study of Fluid Flow and Heat Transfer in the Lost Foam Casting Process 

Liu, Xuejun (2005-12-15)
The Lost foam casting (LFC) process has been considered as one of the most significant modern developments in casting technology. The use of polymer foam patterns allow complex shapes to be created by integrating several ...

Experimental and In Silico Fermentation of Glucose and Xylose with Scheffersomyces stipitis 

Liang, Meng (2013-12-11)
Fossil fuel reserves are running out, global warming is becoming a reality, waste recycling is becoming ever more costly and problematic, and unrelenting population growth will require more and more energy and consumer ...

Experimental and Modeling Investigation of Arsenate adsorption on Synthetic Iron-coated sand 

Jeppu, Gautham (2011-04-21)
Arsenic is an environmental contaminant of worldwide concern due its high toxicity and presence in groundwater aquifers. Adsorption of arsenic onto metal-oxides is an important phenomenon that locally controls the transport ...

Experimental and Numerical Analysis of Groundwater-Surfacewater Interaction in Horizontal and Sloping Unconfined Aquifers. 

Saha, Gopal (2009-07-15)
We investigated the interaction between the water moving from an unconfined aquifer and a surfacewater body. This interaction can occur during or after a rainfall event, which can cause the groundwater table to change. We ...

Experimental and Numerical Analysis of Variable-density Flow and Transport Scenarios 

Goswami, Rohit Raj (2008-12-15)
Saltwater contamination has received a lot of attention in the past few years with natural disasters such as tsunamis and hurricanes causing widespread groundwater pollution. Groundwater modeling of saline contaminant ...

Experimental and numerical study of sooting tendency of IBE in a laminar diffusion flame 

Singh, Abhee (2022-07-15)
Recent advancements in metabolic engineering have demonstrated that through cost-effective batch fermentation processes, isopropanol-butanol-ethanol (IBE) can be produced at sufficient quantities from switchgrass biomass. ...

Experimental and Theoretical Analysis of High Power Connectors for Hybrid Vehicles 

Fu, Rujian (2011-04-26)
Hybrid electric vehicles (HEV) are the next evolutionary step of the automobile which substantially increases fuel economy and reduces emissions. They are comprised of many new technologies so there is limited information ...

Experimental and Theoretical Analysis of the Impact with Solid and Flexible Surfaces 

Cermik, Ozdes (2017-04-21)
Impact plays an important role in many engineering applications, mechanical systems, and different areas such as robotics, machine design, etc. It is a complex phenomenon that occurs when two or more bodies collide. In the ...

Experimental and theoretical characterization of thermal behavior of large format pouch type lithium-ion battery 

Hu, Yang (2021-04-20)
Fundamental understanding of the heat generation process of lithium-ion batteries during operations is crucial for securing lifespan and safety by the cost-effective and efficient design of thermal management systems. Heat ...

Experimental and Theoretical Investigation of Contact Resistance and Reliability of Lateral Contact Type Ohmic MEMS Relays 

Almeida, Lia (2006-12-15)
In this thesis, the reliability of electrostatically actuated ohmic contact type MEMS relays has been investigated. Multi-contact MEMS relays using electrostatic comb-drive actuators have been used in this study. The ...

Experimental and theoretical investigation of saturated flow boiling of R410A refrigerant and nanoparticle laden lubricant mixtures in a smooth tube. 

Deokar, Pratik (2019-07-29)
In air conditioning systems, a small amount of lubricating oil inevitably leaves the compressor and circulates through the other components. This lubricant acts as a contaminant affecting heat transfer and pressure losses ...

Experimental Characterization of Battery Performance under Non-Uniform Temperature Gradient 

Choi, Chihwan (2023-07-27)  ETD File Embargoed
In order to ensure optimal performance of the batteries, a thermal management system (TMS) is suited in electric vehicles for the temperature control. However, due to the non-uniform heat generation of the large format ...

Experimental Characterization of the Temperature Dependence of the Piezoresistive Coefficients of Silicon 

Cho, Chun (2007-08-15)
In this work, the dependence of the silicon piezoresistive coefficients p11, p12, and p44 on temperature is investigated. Experimental calibration results for the piezoresistive coefficients of silicon as a function of ...

Experimental Evaluation of Immersion-Cooled Strategies for High-Powered Server Modules 

Sridhar, Aravind (2012-07-19)
Cooling of server-level high-performance computing equipment is an ongoing challenge. Early approaches, based almost entirely on forced air cooling, resulted in unsustainably high energy usage in the air-conditioning units. ...

An Experimental Evaluation of the Delta Operator in Digital Control 

Eidson, Brandon (2010-07-19)
Interest in digital control systems has been on the rise over recent decades with the ever decreasing cost and increasing performance of microprocessors and the academic advancements in control theory. Although there are ...

Experimental Evaluation of the Static Strength and Ductility of Large Diameter Shear Studs in Composite Bridge Construction 

Veclotch, Jason (2013-04-19)
A number of bridges in the United States consist of steel girders with concrete decks attached via shear studs which will require replacement in the future. With a growing interest in rapid deck replacement for bridges ...

An Experimental Examination Of Children's Sleep Quality And Improvements Resulting From A Parent Education Intervention 

Lee, Donna (2007-08-15)
The role of sleep in neurobehavioral functioning has been extensively studied. Empirical evidence has shown that functions of learning, memory, and emotional regulation can be influenced by sleep. A large number of children ...

An Experimental Exploration of Low-Cost Sensor and Vehicle Model Solutions for Precision Ground Vehicle Navigation 

Salmon, Daniel (2015-12-08)
This thesis presents the use of a vehicle dynamic model (VDM) in conjunction with standard vehicle safety sensors to assist a low-cost Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) and low-cost Global Positioning System (GPS) for fused ...

Experimental Exposure of Naive Alpacas to Different Genotypes of Bovine Viral Diarrhea Virus Isolated from Cattle and Alpacas 

Johnson, Jason (2009-08-03)
Recent outbreaks of bovine viral diarrhea virus (BVDV) have involved alpacas and evidence demonstrates that alpacas can contract and propagate the virus. The objective of this research was to compare and characterize ...

An Experimental Investigation and a Multiscale Electro-thermo-mechanical Model of a Flat Pin High Power Electrical Connector 

Angadi, Santosh (2011-11-03)
Hybrid and electrical vehicles (HEV) are the next evolutionary step in automobile technology. However, the electrical systems which propel HEVs are fundamentally different from conventional technologies. Therefore, a few ...