Optimal Synthesis of Planar Five-link Mechanisms for the Production of Nonlinear Mechanical Advantage
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Garguilo, Keith Francis (Virginia Tech, 1995-12-05)
A four-bar linkage with prescribed nonlinear mechanical advantage has been synthesized and tested. This tool is intended to in1prove cognition of linkage synthesis theory through interactive demonstrations and has both ...
Carbon Nanotube Mechanics: Continuum Model Development from Molecular Mechanics Virtual Experiments Sears, Aaron Thomas (Virginia Tech, 2006-11-07)Carbon Nanotubes (CNTs) hold great promise as an important engineering material for future applications. To fully exploit CNTs to their full potential, it is important to characterize their material response and ascertain ...
Interfacial Mechanics in Fiber-Reinforced Composites: Mechanics of Single and Multiple Cracks in CMCs Ahn, Byung Ki (Virginia Tech, 1997-12-12)Several critical issues in the mechanics of the interface between the fibers and matrix in ceramic matrix composites (CMCs) are studied. The first issue is the competition between crack deflection and penetration at the ...