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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 ...
Computational analysis of aircraft pressure relief doors
Modern trends in commercial aircraft design have sought to improve fuel efficiency while reducing emissions by operating at higher pressures and temperatures than ever before. Consequently, greater demands are placed on ...
Applications of field programmable gate arrays for engine control
Automotive engine control is becoming increasingly complex due to the drivers of emissions, fuel economy, and fault detection. Research in to new engine concepts is often limited by the ability to control combustion. ...
A fine resolution CDF simulation approach for biomass cook stove development
Contributor:Miller-Lionberg, Daniel David
More than half of the world's population meets cooking and heating needs through small-scale biomass combustion. Emissions from these combustion processes are a major health hazard and air pollution concern. Simple ...
Unsteady Reynolds-Averaged Navier-Stokes simulations of inlet flow distortion in the fan system of a gas-turbine aero-engine
As modern trends in commercial aircraft design move toward high-bypass-ratio fan systems of increasing diameter with shorter, nonaxisymmetric nacelle geometries, inlet distortion is becoming common in all operating regimes. ...
Investigation of optical prechamber spark plug and dual laser pulses for ignition
Contributor:Loccisano, Frank Christopher
Laser ignition has the potential to increase efficiency and reduce pollutant emissions of natural gas engines. The work presented in this thesis focuses on investigate the reasons behind lower indicated mean effective ...
Computational modeling of cadmium sulfide deposition in the CdS/CdTe solar cell manufacturing process
Contributor:Hemenway, Davis Robert
A thin film CdS/CdTe solar cell manufacturing line has been developed in the Photovoltaic Materials Engineering Lab at Colorado State University. This system incorporates multiple stations using NiCr embedded heaters in ...
Novel laser ignition technique using dual-pulse pre-ionization
Recent advances in the development of compact high power laser sources and fiber optic delivery of giant pulses have generated a renewed interest in laser ignition. The non-intrusive nature of laser ignition gives it a set ...