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A computational and experimental study on combustion processes in natural gas/diesel dual fuel engines
Natural gas/diesel dual fuel engines offer a path towards meeting current and future emissions standards with lower fuel cost. However, numerous technical challenges remain that require a greater understanding of the ...
Compatibility of hydrophobic ionic liquids with high performance cathode materials for lithium ion batteries
Contributor:Carnes-Mason, Ezekial Robert
Lithium batteries are widely seen as the best choice for the future of energy storage but significant improvements are still required. One important area for improvement is searching for new cathode materials that incorporate ...
Empirical modeling of automotive damper curves and development of shape factors
Contributor:Nair, Sreedhu S.
Automotive dampers are a complex system developed with integration of simple mechanisms. The system comprises of a cylinder filled with hydraulic fluid, a piston dividing cylinder into two chambers known as compression and ...
Titania nanotubes as potential interfaces for vascular applications
Contributor:Kelley, Sean Edward
The primary fatality of the public worldwide is cardiovascular disease. Surgery is usually the modern answer to these complications including transplanting organs and artificial implants with the latter typically being ...
Advanced control techniques and sensors for gas engines with NSCR
High exhaust emissions reduction efficiency from an Internal Combustion Engine (ICE) utilizing a Non Selective Catalyst Reduction (NSCR) catalyst system requires complex fuel control strategies. The allowable equivalence ...
Parallel hydraulic pressure assist/work circuit hybrids for automated side loader refuse vehicles
Hydraulic hybrids have been a subject of study for some time now and the application of these hybrids to refuse vehicles has been thoroughly explored. There is a lesser known subset of these which are known as pressure ...
Viscoelastic characterization and modeling of musculoskeletal soft tissues
Contributor:Troyer, Kevin Levi
Over the last decade there has been a dramatic rise in musculoskeletal soft tissue injuries in the general, athletic, and military populations. The etiology of this increase has been largely ascribed to dynamic loading ...
The development of numerical tools for characterizing and quantifying biomass cookstove impact
Biomass cookstove use can be damaging to both human health and the global climate. In an effort to minimize these impacts, numerous programs are working to disseminate improved biomass cookstoves. However, few programs ...
NOx formation in methyl ester, alcohol, and alkane droplet autoignition and combustion : PLIF measurements and detailed kinetic modeling
Numerous studies have shown that diesel engines fueled by fatty-acid methyl ester biodiesel often exhibit slightly increased production of oxides of nitrogen (NOx) in comparison to petroleum diesel. A number of explanations ...
Understanding the effects and infrastrcuture needs of plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) charging
Contributor:Davis, Barbara Morgan
Plug-in electric vehicles (PEV) are any vehicle that uses electricity to propel the vehicle, potentially in combination with other fuels like gasoline, diesel or hydrogen. PEV offer the benefits of reduced dependence on ...