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Library Awesome Sauce Undergraduate Research, Jeremy Evert, Phillip Joe Fitzsimmons, Hector Lucas 2018 Southwestern Oklahoma State University

Library Awesome Sauce Undergraduate Research, Jeremy Evert, Phillip Joe Fitzsimmons, Hector Lucas

Faculty Articles & Research

Library Awesome Sauce Undergraduate Research was a presentation at the 2018 CADRE Conference in Stillwater, OK. The presenters discussed their collaboration on a video project to film interviews of students giving progress reports about their software engineering projects. The videos were posted on the institutional repository.

The speakers discussed Student-Led research and the role that academic libraries play in facilitating student and faculty research and publishing for all disciplines on campus.


Image Processing Applications In Real Life: 2d Fragmented Image And Document Reassembly And Frequency Division Multiplexed Imaging, Houman Kamran Habibkhani 2018 Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College

Image Processing Applications In Real Life: 2d Fragmented Image And Document Reassembly And Frequency Division Multiplexed Imaging, Houman Kamran Habibkhani

LSU Doctoral Dissertations

In this era of modern technology, image processing is one the most studied disciplines of signal processing and its applications can be found in every aspect of our daily life. In this work three main applications for image processing has been studied.

In chapter 1, frequency division multiplexed imaging (FDMI), a novel idea in the field of computational photography, has been introduced. Using FDMI, multiple images are captured simultaneously in a single shot and can later be extracted from the multiplexed image. This is achieved by spatially modulating the images so that they are placed at different locations in the ...


Rotordynamic Analysis Of Theoretical Models And Experimental Systems, Cameron R. Naugle, Cameron Rex Naugle 2018 California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo

Rotordynamic Analysis Of Theoretical Models And Experimental Systems, Cameron R. Naugle, Cameron Rex Naugle

Master's Theses and Project Reports

This thesis is intended to provide fundamental information for the construction and

analysis of rotordynamic theoretical models, and their comparison the experimental

systems. Finite Element Method (FEM) is used to construct models using Timoshenko

beam elements with viscous and hysteretic internal damping. Eigenvalues

and eigenvectors of state space equations are used to perform stability analysis, produce

critical speed maps, and visualize mode shapes. Frequency domain analysis

of theoretical models is used to provide Bode diagrams and in experimental data

full spectrum cascade plots. Experimental and theoretical model analyses are used

to optimize the control algorithm for an Active Magnetic Bearing ...


Simulating Optical Processes In Next-Generation Photovoltaics, Devin Michael Rourke 2018 University of Colorado at Boulder

Simulating Optical Processes In Next-Generation Photovoltaics, Devin Michael Rourke

Electrical, Computer & Energy Engineering Graduate Theses & Dissertations

An increased need for cheap renewable energy has led to active research in solar technologies with improved efficiency and decreased production cost. Next-generation photovoltaic technologies, which utilize novel materials, processing techniques, and architectures, can improve light absorption and photocurrent generation. Experimental device development suffers from slow troubleshooting timescales, making device simulation a powerful tool for exploration of an ever-increasing parameter space. In this report, we develop and apply a finite element combined optical and electrical device model, which predicts the optoelectronic performance of photovoltaic devices. The model is applied to two systems: the near-infrared absorption enhancement of bulk heterojunction organic ...


Applying Neural Networks For Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems, Alex Kost 2018 California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

Applying Neural Networks For Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems, Alex Kost

Master's Theses and Project Reports

A proof-of-concept indirect tire-pressure monitoring system is developed using neural net- works to identify the tire pressure of a vehicle tire. A quarter-car model was developed with Matlab and Simulink to generate simulated accelerometer output data. Simulation data are used to train and evaluate a recurrent neural network with long short-term memory blocks (RNN-LSTM) and a convolutional neural network (CNN) developed in Python with Tensorflow. Bayesian Optimization via SigOpt was used to optimize training and model parameters. The predictive accuracy and training speed of the two models with various parameters are compared. Finally, future work and improvements are discussed.


Turbulence Closure Models For Computational Fluid Dynamics, Paul A. Durbin 2018 Iowa State University

Turbulence Closure Models For Computational Fluid Dynamics, Paul A. Durbin

Aerospace Engineering Publications

The formulation of analytical turbulence closure models for use in computational fluid mechanics is described. The subject of this chapter is the types of models that are used to predict the statistically averaged flow field – commonly known as Reynolds‐averaged Navier–Stokes equations (RANS) modeling. A variety of models are reviewed: these include two‐equation, eddy viscosity transport, and second moment closures. How they are formulated is not the main theme; it enters the discussion but the models are presented largely at an operational level. Several issues related to numerical implementation are discussed. Relative merits of the various formulations are ...


Image-Based Modeling Of Flow Through Porous Media: Development Of Multiscale Techniques For The Pore Level, Timothy Wayne Thibodeaux 2018 Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College

Image-Based Modeling Of Flow Through Porous Media: Development Of Multiscale Techniques For The Pore Level, Timothy Wayne Thibodeaux

LSU Doctoral Dissertations

Increasingly, imaging technology allows porous media problems to be modeled at microscopic and sub-microscopic levels with finer resolution. However, the physical domain size required to be representative of the media prohibits comprehensive micro-scale simulation. A hybrid or multiscale approach is necessary to overcome this challenge. In this work, a technique was developed for determining the characteristic scales of porous materials, and a multiscale modeling methodology was developed to better understand the interaction/dependence of phenomena occurring at different microscopic scales. The multiscale method couples microscopic simulations at the pore and sub-pore scales. Network modeling is a common pore-scale technique which ...


Master Of Science In Information Technology, Nova Southeastern University 2018 Nova Southeastern University

Master Of Science In Information Technology, Nova Southeastern University

College of Engineering and Computing Course Catalogs

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Pressure Measurements Inside Multiple Cavities Of A Torque Converter And Cfd Correlation, Edward De Jesus Rivera 2018 Michigan Technological University

Pressure Measurements Inside Multiple Cavities Of A Torque Converter And Cfd Correlation, Edward De Jesus Rivera

Dissertations, Master's Theses and Master's Reports

A torque converter was instrumented with 29 pressure transducers. The pressure transducers were located in multiple cavities. The instrumented cavities included, four transducers mounted on the impeller shell, on the channel between blades. Six transducers mounted on the pressure and suction sides on the middle streamline of a turbine blade. Another seven transducers mounted on the pressure and suction sides of the core, middle and shell streamlines of a stator blade. Seven transducers mounted on the torque converter clutch cavity. Finally, five on the cavity between the pressure plate and the turbine shell. The torque converter was part of a ...


Tracking Pose Using Common Mobile Phone Sensors, Andrew Lee Carlson 2018 Bard College

Tracking Pose Using Common Mobile Phone Sensors, Andrew Lee Carlson

Senior Projects Spring 2018

The original goal of this project was to develop an accurate ”tape measure” application for Android based mobile phones. The main challenge for such applications is to construct one method that ensures a given Android device can, with accuracy and precision, estimate its own position and movement.

The author developed an application in the Unity 3D game environment in order to understand the challenges of such estimation. This required translation of accelerometer and gyroscope data to the Unity platform. Efficient computation required easy translation from right-handed coordinates to left-handed coordinates. Moreover, it is necessary to design and implement calibration procedures ...


Dynamics Of Crowded And Active Biological Systems, Michael W. Stefferson 2018 University of Colorado at Boulder

Dynamics Of Crowded And Active Biological Systems, Michael W. Stefferson

Physics Graduate Theses & Dissertations

Interactions between particles and their environment can alter the dynamics of biological systems. In crowded media like the cell, interactions with obstacles can introduce anomalous subdiffusion. Active matter systems, e.g., bacterial swarms, are nonequilibrium fluids where interparticle interactions and activity cause collective motion and dynamical phases. In this thesis, I discuss my advances in the fields of crowded media and active matter. For crowded media, I studied the effects of soft obstacles and bound mobility on tracer diffusion using a lattice Monte Carlo model. I characterized how bound motion can minimize the effects of hindered anomalous diffusion and obstacle ...


Beyond The Standard Model With Composite Particles: A Lattice Study Based On Su(4), William I. Jay 2018 University of Colorado at Boulder

Beyond The Standard Model With Composite Particles: A Lattice Study Based On Su(4), William I. Jay

Physics Graduate Theses & Dissertations

This thesis is about numerical simulations of a strongly coupled quantum field theory. The quantum field theory is a gauge theory based on the group SU(4) and contains fermionic matter charged under two different representations of the gauge group. The motivation for studying this theory is twofold. First, this theory is closely related to a theory of physics beyond the Standard Model which was recently proposed in the literature. In this model, the Higgs boson is a composite particle, and the top quark is a partially composite particle. Second, theories of this sort represent a new direction in the ...


Numerical Coupling Of Fracture And Fluid Pressure Using A Phase-Field Model With Applications In Geomechanics, David B. Culp 2018 University of Colorado at Boulder

Numerical Coupling Of Fracture And Fluid Pressure Using A Phase-Field Model With Applications In Geomechanics, David B. Culp

Civil Engineering Graduate Theses & Dissertations

The application of fracture mechanics is an increasingly important topic in fields including geophysics, geomechanics, materials engineering, structural mechanics and engineering design. The initiation and evolution of fractures in porous media often gives rise to discontinuous fields within computational problems. We compute the crack's aperture, or crack opening, by making use of the gradient of the phase-field in the damaged area. This is useful for determining the material's fluid-mechanical properties, such as the estimation of Poiseuille-type flow that occurs within a sufficiently damaged medium. Using this approach, it can be shown that the evolution of such fractures in ...


Assessment Of The Accuracy Of Cable Sheath Fault Location Device And Enhancement Of Its Performance, Niall Kennedy, Joseph Kearney, Tom Looby, Ciaran O'Leary 2018 Dublin Institute of Technology

Assessment Of The Accuracy Of Cable Sheath Fault Location Device And Enhancement Of Its Performance, Niall Kennedy, Joseph Kearney, Tom Looby, Ciaran O'Leary

Conference papers

As power system networks are being constantly upgraded and extended, there is a greater importance in the reliable transmission of electrical power and fault finding techniques, especially for cables installed underground. Damage to a cable’s protective sheath can damage a cables life span and also lead to disruption of system operation and loss of supply. This study includes research into the literature and techniques used to locate these faults accurately. Bridge resistance and volt drop measurement techniques are the main methods used by sheath fault location devices to locate faults accurately. This task is made more difficult because such ...


Space-Time Extended Finite Element Method With Applications To Fluid-Structure Interaction Problems, Toshiki Nagai 2018 University of Colorado at Boulder

Space-Time Extended Finite Element Method With Applications To Fluid-Structure Interaction Problems, Toshiki Nagai

Aerospace Engineering Sciences Graduate Theses & Dissertations

This thesis presents a space-time extended finite element method (space-time XFEM)

based on the Heaviside enrichment for transient problems with moving interfaces, and its applications to the fluid-structure interaction (FSI) analysis. The Heaviside-enriched XFEM is a promising method to discretize partial differential equations with discontinuities in space. However, significant approximation errors are introduced by time stepping schemes when the interface geometry changes in time. The proposed space-time XFEM applies the finite element discretization and the Heaviside enrichment in both space and time with elements forming a space-time slab. A simple space-time scheme is introduced to integrate the weak form of ...


Drughelp.Care – A Web Application For The Discovery Of Drug Addiction Treatment Facilities, Sachin Hiriyanna 2018 Cleveland State University

Drughelp.Care – A Web Application For The Discovery Of Drug Addiction Treatment Facilities, Sachin Hiriyanna

ETD Archive

One of the current and biggest problems in the system of emergency care for the drug overdose epidemic, is the failure of information delivery on nearby treatment facilities. Even though some initiatives on the internet tried to solve this issue, they either failed in delivering the information or in providing ease of usability. This thesis research aims to develop a web application which, 1. Delivers a highly accurate, easy-to-understand and targeted information in a timely manner for drug abusers and their well-wishers. 2. Provides an eco-system for the treatment facilities with an easy-to-use backend to constantly update their complex information ...


Reward Allocation For Maximizing Energy Savings In A Transportation System, Adewale O. Oduwole 2018 University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Reward Allocation For Maximizing Energy Savings In A Transportation System, Adewale O. Oduwole

Masters Theses

Transportation has a major impact on our society and environment, contributing 70% of U.S petroleum use, 28% of U.S. greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, over 34,000 fatalities and 2.2 million injuries in 2013. Punitive approaches to used to tackle environmental issues in the transportation sector, such as congestion pricing have been well documented, although the use of incentives or rewards lags behind in comparison. In addition to the use of more fuel-efficient, alternate energy vehicles and various other energy reduction strategies; energy consumption can be lowered through incentivizing alternative modes of transportation. This paper focused on modifying ...


Green Roof Policy Optimization Algorithms And Microsimulations Benefits And Downsides Of Green Roof Incentives And Mandates In San Francisco, Harrison Freund 2018 University of Iowa

Green Roof Policy Optimization Algorithms And Microsimulations Benefits And Downsides Of Green Roof Incentives And Mandates In San Francisco, Harrison Freund

Honors Theses at the University of Iowa

As the 21st Century progresses, developers are becoming more aware of their environmental footprint. As the Green Economy slowly gains its footing, developers will be expected to change current building practices to reflect the increasing demand to adapt to sustainability challenges. One such methodology used by LEED to evaluate the sustainability of a building is the implementation of a green roof, the installment of vegetation on the top of a building. There are many socioecological benefits that justify the implementation of a green roof, which explain why in recent years municipalities have enacted new policies to mandate or incentivize their ...


Supporting Engineering Design Of Additively Manufactured Medical Devices With Knowledge Management Through Ontologies, Thomas Hagedorn 2018 University of Massachusetts Amherst

Supporting Engineering Design Of Additively Manufactured Medical Devices With Knowledge Management Through Ontologies, Thomas Hagedorn

Doctoral Dissertations

Medical environments pose a substantial challenge for engineering designers. They combine significant knowledge demands with large investment for new product development and severe consequences in the case of design failure. Engineering designers must contend with an often-chaotic environment to which they have limited access and familiarity, a user base that is difficult to engage and highly diverse in many attributes, and a market structure that often pits stakeholders against one another. As medical care in general moves towards personalized models and surgical tools towards less invasive options emerging manufacturing technologies in additive manufacturing offer significant potential for the design of ...


Investigating Smoke Exposure And Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (Copd) With A Calibrated Agent Based Model (Abm) Of In Vitro Fibroblast Wound Healing., James A. Ratti 2018 Virginia Commonwealth University

Investigating Smoke Exposure And Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (Copd) With A Calibrated Agent Based Model (Abm) Of In Vitro Fibroblast Wound Healing., James A. Ratti

Theses and Dissertations

COPD is characterized by tissue inflammation and impaired remodeling that suggests fibroblast maintenance of structural homeostasis is dysregulated. Thus, we performed in vitro wound healing experiments on normal and diseased human lung fibroblasts and developed an ABM of fibroblasts closing a scratched monolayer using NetLogo to evaluate differences due to COPD or cigarette smoke condensate exposure. This ABM consists of a rule-set governing the healing response, accounting for cell migration, proliferation, death, activation and senescence rates; along with the effects of heterogeneous activation, phenotypic changes, serum deprivation and exposure to cigarette smoke condensate or bFGF. Simulations were performed to calibrate ...


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