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Natural gas conditioning with a heavy hydrocarbon permeable polymer membrane
Compressor engines located at shale gas sites run on untreated natural gas collected directly from the well since this is the most feasible energy source in many remote locations. This untreated natural gas can contain ...
Physiochemical properties and evaporation dynamics of bioalcohol-gasoline blends
After fermentation, the concentration of bioethanol is only 8-12 wt%. To produce anhydrous ethanol fuel, a significant amount of energy is required for separation and dehydration. Once the azeotrope composition is reached, ...
Enabling predictive energy management in vehicles
Contributor:Asher, Zachary D.
Widespread automobile usage provides economic and societal benefits but combustion engine powered automobiles have significant economic, environmental, and human health costs. Recent research has shown that these costs can ...
Effects of fuel moisture content on pollutant emissions from a rocket-elbow cookstove
Contributor:van Zyl, Lizette
Cookstoves have been studied in recent decades for their health- and environment-relevant emissions. Many pollutants, stoves, and burning parameters have been investigated across these studies, including fuel moisture ...
Comprehensive concept-phase system safety analysis for hybrid-electric vehicles utilizing automated driving functions
Contributor:Knopf, Matthew David
Automotive system safety (SS) analysis involving automated driving functions (ADFs) and advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) is an active subject of research but highly proprietary. A comprehensive SS analysis and a ...
Investigation of superturbocharger performance improvements through steady state engine simulation
Contributor:Whitley, Kevin Lee
An integrated supercharger/turbocharger (SuperTurbo) is a device that combines the advantages of a supercharging, turbocharging and turbocompounding while eliminating some of their individual disadvantages. High boost, ...
Development of a model for baffle energy dissipation in liquid fueled rocket engines
Contributor:Miller, Nathan A.
In this thesis the energy dissipation from a combined hub and blade baffle structure in a combustion chamber of a liquid-fueled rocket engine is modeled and computed. An analytical model of the flow stabilization due to ...
Increased understanding of hybrid vehicle design through modeling, simulation, and optimization
Contributor:Geller, Benjamin M. (Benjamin Michael)
Vehicle design is constantly changing and improving due to the technologically driven nature of the automotive industry, particularly in the hybridization and electrification of vehicle drive trains. Through enhanced ...
Design considerations for an engine-integrated reciprocating natural gas compressor
This thesis presents the development of an engine retrofit concept to turn a ICE vehicle's engine into a compressor for convenient natural gas refueling, as opposed to building a smaller secondary standalone unit. More ...
Optimization of a centrifugal electrospinning process using response surface methods and artificial neural networks
Contributor:Greenawalt, Frank E.
For complex system designs involving a large number of process variables, models are typically created for evaluating the system behavior for various operating conditions. These models are useful in understanding the effect ...