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Form-Factor-Constrained, High Power Density, Extreme Efficiency and Modular Power Converters
(Virginia Tech, 2018-12-18)
Enhancing performance of power electronics converters has always been an interesting topic in the power electronics community. Over the years, researchers and engineers are developing new high performance component, novel ...
Concurrent Aerodynamic Shape / Cost Design Of Magnetic Levitation Vehicles Using Multidisciplinary Design Optimization Techniques
(Virginia Tech, 1997-07-24)
A multidisciplinary design optimization (MDO) methodology is developed to link the aerodynamic shape design to the system costs for magnetically levitated (MAGLEV) vehicles. These railed vehicles can cruise at speeds ...
Back-analysis methods for optimal tunnel design
(Virginia Tech, 2007-01-24)
A fundamental element of the observational method in geotechnical engineering practice is the utilization of a carefully laid out performance monitoring system which provides rapid insight of critical behavioral trends of ...
Optimal traffic control for a freeway corridor under incident conditions
(Virginia Tech, 1996)
A Study of Remote Area Internet Access with Embedded Power Generation
(Virginia Tech, 2004-12-13)
This study presents a methodology and the necessary analytical tools to evaluate the alternatives to provide Internet access with embedded power generation in remote areas. The objective is to provide a screening tool for ...
Optimization-Based Guidance for Satellite Relative Motion
(Virginia Tech, 2016-04-07)
Spacecraft relative motion modeling and control promises to enable or augment a wide range of missions for scientific research, military applications, and space situational awareness. This dissertation focuses on the ...
Characterization of Performance, Robustness, and Behavior Relationships in a Directly Connected Material Handling System
(Virginia Tech, 2006-02-13)
In the design of material handling systems with complex and unpredictable dynamics, conventional search and optimization approaches that are based only on performance measures offer little guarantee of robustness. Using ...
An investigation of perturbation-based balance training as a fall prevention intervention for older adults
(Virginia Tech, 2009-07-27)
Approximately one in three adults 65 years and older fall each year and these falls lead to a substantial number of serious injuries and deaths. Numerous interventions have been proposed for fall-prevention but the efficacy ...
MIMO Wireless Networks: Modeling and Optimization
(Virginia Tech, 2010-02-04)
A critical factor affecting the future prospects of wireless networks for wide-scale deployment is network capacity: the end users wish to have their communication experience over wireless networks to be comparable or ...