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A Study of Fluid Sloshing in a Cylindrical Fuel Tank with Use of a Laser Scanning System to Capture Fluid Motion and Coupled Eulerian-Lagrangian Analysis for Simulation
A study was conducted to gain a better understanding of fluid structure-interaction when fuel sloshes inside a cylindrical tank. The study involved building a test fixture to create sinusoidal motion which induced sloshing inside a partial fuel tank section. Strain gauges were installed on the tubing inside the tank that was ...
Building Exhaust Recovery, A Small Scale Wind Turbine Design
Small-scale wind turbine design is a growing field as larger utility turbine wind recovery sites are nearing saturation. We present a complete method for the design of small, application-specific turbines based on the blade element theory. This thesis consisted on the design, manufacturing and wind-tunnel-testing of the rotor ...
Numerical Modeling of the Effects of a Free Surface on the Operating Characteristics of Marine Hydrokinetic Turbines
Marine Hydrokinetic (MHK) turbines are a growing area of research in the renewable energy field because tidal currents are a highly predictable clean energy source. The presence of a free surface may influence the flow around the turbine and in the wake, critically affecting turbine performance and environmental effects through ...
Cadaveric Simulation of Flatfoot and Surgical Corrective Techniques: The Evans versus the Z-osteotomy
The main clinical purpose of this study is to compare two different surgical procedures, the Evans calcaneal osteotomy and the Z-osteotomy, both of which are used to correct Stage II (flexible) cases of flatfoot deformity. This work is a follow-up to a pilot study completed previously by the VA Center of Excellence for Limb ...
Experimental and Numerical Study of Fatigue Life in Aluminum 6061-T6 under Stochastic Loading
Numerically determining fatigue under stochastic vibrations are typically performed use computational intensive transient response models. This research will delve into an alternate less computation intensive method of applying linear modal analysis combined with Power Spectral Density (PSD) excitation functions to develop ...