Browse Dept. of Mechanical Science and Engineering by Title

  • Atinc, Gokhan (2014-05-30)
    In this dissertation, we study the dynamic coverage problem for multi-agent systems, where the main objective of a group of mobile agents is to explore a given compact region. Qualitatively, the coverage goal can be described ...

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  • Saunders, James Henry, Jr. (1980)
    A device recently proposed for entrainment suppression from a fluidized bed has been studied. Particles projected upward at the bed surface entered a particle diverter which returned them to the bed. Relations were proposed ...

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  • Minary Jolandan, Majid (2011-01-21)
    Atomic force microscope (AFM) has emerged as a powerful tool in the last two decades to study biological materials at the nanoscale. The high resolution imaging capability and high precision force sensitivity of AFM makes ...

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  • Escobar Nunez, Emerson (2011-01-14)
    In recent years, the air-conditioning industry has been focusing on alternative refrigerants for the replacement of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) due to environmental regulations. HFCs refrigerants have been widely used in the ...

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  • Sheiretov, T.K.; Cusano, C. (Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Center. College of Engineering. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 1997-08)
    Some typical applications where scuffing may occur are gear teeth, piston rings and cylinder pairs, cams and followers, splines, sleeve bearings, and parts of swash and wobble plate compressors. Unlike other tribology-related ...

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  • Yoon, H.K.; Cusano, C. (Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Center. College of Engineering. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 1999-01)
    A few among many otherwise highly successful lubricated sliding components fail catastrophically and without warning. This sudden mode of failure is often called scuffing. The phenomenon of scuffing has been known for ...

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  • Herrmann, Tristan (2012-05-22)
    Flexible hoses and cables are important components in the construction of an automobile. When designing a vehicle, it is vital to know the shape that a flexible component will take between its two endpoints. Incorrect ...

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  • Ahn, Elise S. (2011-05-25)
    Language provides an interesting lens to look at state-building processes because of its cross-cutting nature. For example, in addition to its symbolic value and appeal, a national language has other roles in the process, ...

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  • Reinke, Ryan E. (2011-11-07)
    A comprehensive analysis was conducted for increased accuracy and self-calibration for a mass flow sensing system on a combine. This was undertaken as part of the John Deere Technology Innovation Center (JDTIC)-sponsored ...

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  • VanderZee, J.C. (Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Center. College of Engineering. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 1993-05)
    The objective of the work presented in this paper is the development of a transient model of a mobile air conditioning condenser. Refmement of a steady state model is an intermediate task that is especially important for ...

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  • Smith, S.A. (Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Center. College of Engineering. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 1993-05)
    The objectives of this study were to develop semi-theoretical steady state and transient models of a mobile air conditioning evaporator for use in a complete system simulation. The steady state evaporator heat transfer ...

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  • Laleman, M.R. (Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Center. College of Engineering. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 1992-05)
    This thesis examines the modes of energy loss incurred when the door of a refrigerator is opened. An analysis is done on the fresh food compartment of a 20 cu. ft. refrigerator unit, which is instrumented with aluminum ...

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  • Tiller, Michael M. (1995)
    In engineering, simulation software is often used as a convenient means for carrying out experiments to evaluate physical systems. The benefit of using simulations as "numerical" experiments is that the experimental ...

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  • Solberg, J.R.; Miller, N.R.; Hrnjak, P.S. (Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Center. College of Engineering. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 2000-02)
    A traditional method of controlling evaporator superheat in a vapor compression air conditioning system is the thermostatic expansion valve (TXV). Such systems are often used in automotive applications. The TXV depends ...

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  • Cherukuri, Harischandra P. (1995)
    In the present work, three problems are considered. The first problem is concerned with the study of shear-flow localization in thermoviscoplastic materials in the setting of a one-dimensional simple shearing of an infinite ...

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  • Waldorf, Daniel James (1996)
    Under normal machining conditions, cutting forces are due primarily to the bulk shearing of the workpiece material in a narrow region called the shear zone. However, under certain conditions, such as finishing cuts or a ...

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  • Kim, M.H.; Bullard, C.W. (Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Center. College of Engineering. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 2001-03)
    A simple semi-empirical model for small rolling-piston-type rotary compressors using the most potential alternative refrigerants R-410A and R-407C including R-22 has been developed based on thermodynamic principles and ...

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  • Verma, P.; Bullard, C.W.; Hrnjak, P.S. (Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Center. College of Engineering. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 2001-06)
    Factors affecting frost distribution are explored using a finite element model, developed and validated using a full-scale 8-row heat exchanger in a wind tunnel. The heat exchanger is typical of the type used in ...

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  • Jain, G.; Bullard, C.W. (Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Center. College of Engineering. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 2004-10)
    Issues involved in the solution of thermal system problems within a Newton-Raphson framework have been addressed. The physical limitations of Newton-Raphson variables and limited range of thermodynamic property calculation ...

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