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A personal computer based instrumentation system for determining real-time dynamic torque in rotating machinery
(Virginia Tech, 1987-06-10)
<p>Measurement of dynamic/transient torques is important in the dynamic analysis of rotating machinery as it provides insight into the internal state of the machine. Existing methods are difficult to implement, results ...
The effect of solidity on the pre- and post-stall flow in a linear compressor cascade
(Virginia Tech, 1988-05-02)
<p>An experimental investigation of the performance characteristics of a solid wall linear compressor cascade was conducted. The purpose of the experiments was to determine the effects of the blade row configuration ...
A planar comparison of actuators for vibration control of flexible structures
(Virginia Tech, 1988-05-12)
Active dynamic response tuning of adaptive composites utilizing embedded nitinol actuators
(Virginia Tech, 1989-07-04)
Adaptive composites utilizing embedded nitinol fibers have the unique ability to change their material properties, induce large internal distributed forces in a structure, and can modify the stress and strain distribution ...
Prolog implementation in robot kinematics
(Virginia Tech, 1985-08-05)
<p>The purpose of this study is to implement the advantages of the relatively new field of expert systems to robot kinematics. The research presented in this thesis illustrates the progress in combining the two fields. ...
An expert system for off-line analysis of rotating equipment
(Virginia Tech, 1989-08-05)
<p>The analysis of rotating equipment difficulties is currently accomplished by a specialist in rotating equipment examining the signs and symptoms of the equipment, applying his expert judgement, and determining the ...
Mass flow and temperature measurements in the flue of a woodburning appliance
(Virginia Tech, 1985-02-04)
The use of wood stoves for residential heating has been increasing over the past several years. This increased use of wood stoves has caused significant concern about increased air pollution. Development of improved emissions ...
The effect of molecular weight on the behavior of polystyrene coated steel disks under fretting conditions
(Virginia Tech, 1988-12-09)
Thin polymeric coatings have been applied to metal surfaces to prevent and/or prolong the onset of fretting corrosion, but the properties that make a polymeric coating effective and the means by which a coating fails are ...
A microcomputer based Energy Monitoring and Reporting System for Virginia state facilities
(Virginia Tech, 1988-04-29)
Analysis of tilting-pad oil seals for high pressure centrifugal compressors
(Virginia Tech, 1988-12-05)
<p>Oil ring seals are one major source of instability in high pressure centrifugal compressors. This thesis presents a method for analysis of an improved seal concept that has been used in very high pressure designs (900 ...