Browsing by Thesis Department "Mechanical engineering (MU)"
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An analysis of the induction time in the acetylene oxygen reaction
(University of MissouriColumbia, 1971)"The importance of hydrocarbon combustion in flames and explosions of gases has long been recognized and hence continues to attract intensive investigation. Even though many new results are presented each year the proposed ... 
Applications of the boundary element method for structural shape optimization
(University of MissouriColumbia, 1986)In this study, applications of the boundary element method for two and threedimensional structural shape optimization are presented. The displacements and stresses of the structure are computed using the boundary element ... 
Development of a multiplespecimen, reversedflexure fatigue tester and its application to the testing of titanium sheet
(University of MissouriColumbia, 1971)"Advancing technology constantly increases the demands on existing engineering materials. These demands are extremely severe for aerospace materials where the necessity for a higher strengthtoweight ratio is complicated ... 
Effects of constraint variation on the fatigue growth of surface flaws
(University of MissouriColumbia, 1985)Studies have shown that fatigue growth of semielliptic surface flaws in plates is not adequately predicted solely by stress intensity factor analysis. The variation in stress field triaxiality along the flaw border must ... 
The extension of geometric programming to optimal mechanical design
(University of MissouriColumbia, 1971)Geometric programming was developed in the early 1960’s by Clarence Zener, Richard J. Duffin, and Elmore L. Peterson as a method for minimizing a nonlinear objective function subject to a set of nonlinear inequalities. ... 
A holographic interferometry study of an axisymmetric shockwave/boundarylayer strong interaction flow
(University of MissouriColumbia, 1986)An experimental study of the axisymmetric shockwave/ turbulent boundarylayer stronginteraction flow generated in the vicinity of a cylindercone intersection has been conducted. The present data are useful in the ... 
Measurements and analyses of nasal and oral airflow during isolated sound productions by normal and cleft palate speakers
(University of MissouriColumbia, 1971)Speech sound is produced through the superimposition of a coordinated series of progressive and dynamic processes. These processes include respiration, phonation, resonance, and articulation and are accomplished by making ... 
Modeling and optimization of anaerobic swine waste digestion systems
(University of MissouriColumbia, 1985)Mathematical models of the digestion process, an anaerobic digestion system, and an economic analysis of a digestion system were developed. The goal was to accurately simulate the performance of a facility producing less ... 
On the solution of external laminar free convection to power law fluids
(University of MissouriColumbia, 1971)"Pseudoplastic fluids (power law fluid index N [less than] 1), dilatant fluids (N>1), and even Newtonian fluids (N=1) are commonly called power laws fluids, because they show an empirical shear stress (T)strain rate ... 
An optical lateral control system for vehicles
(University of MissouriColumbia, 1971)"It is evident that we will need a new mode of highway transportation within the next fifteen years. There are already 103 million vehicles (cars, trucks, and buses) on our roads; the majority of which are concentrated in ... 
The parametric response of beamcolumns of variable crosssection resting on an elastic foundation
(University of MissouriColumbia, 1973)This investigation studied the problem of the parametric instability of a beamcolumn with variable crosssection resting on an elastic foundation. The problem was analyzed both theoretically and experimentally. The equation ... 
The prediction of concentration and residual stress due to high temperature electroplating
(University of MissouriColumbia, 1970)This research was carried out to further investigate the high temperature electroplating process, in particular, to develop simple computer programs to evaluate the concentration and residual stress present. The programs, ... 
Program for optimization of experimental data within a constrained configuration
(University of MissouriColumbia, 1975)"The purpose of this thesis is to discuss and evaluate the development of a computer program for the optimization of a variable within a constrained situation. The objective of the program is to determine what combination ... 
Reduction of shaking forces in a slider crank mechanism
(University of MissouriColumbia, 1970)The object of this study was to determine the periodic angular speed of the crankshaft of a slider crank mechanism which will minimize the shaking forces and torque of the mechanism on the block. Both the inertial shaking ... 
Relative motion of spheroids at low Reynolds number
(University of MissouriColumbia, 1987)"The term aerosol has been frequently used to describe microscopic liquid and/or solid particles. Initially aerosol particles were thought to be stable when settling in a gravitational field. Later Brownian motion and ... 
Strengthening dental amalgams
(University of MissouriColumbia, 1974)"For over 100 years dental restorations have been produced from an alloy containing mercury, silver, tin, and other components in lesser amounts. Early research done by such men as Townsend and Flagg in the last half of ... 
Structural and dimensional force system synthesis for one degreeoffreedom planar linkages by using interactive computer graphics
(University of MissouriColumbia, 1984)"INTRODUCTION TO FORSS: In most cases a linkage is designed to meet kinematic inputoutput motion criteria which is then followed by synthesis to satisfy dynamic objectives. Force System Synthesis (FORSS) is the process ... 
A study of parametric instability of eccentrically stiffened rectangular plates
(University of MissouriColumbia, 1974)The purpose of the investigation was to determine the onset of parametric instability for a simplysupported rectangular stiffened plate subjected to periodic inplane loads. The static buckling and the free vibration of ... 
A study of the hardening mechanisms and microstructural characteristics of an improved dental amalgam
(University of MissouriColumbia, 1975)Dispersalloy dental amalgam has been developed in the last twelve years and displays a significant decrease in creep rate and an increased resistance to corrosion. The manufacturer claims that the decreased creep rate ... 
Synthesizing force systems for motion time response, inputoutput forces and joint force control using interactive graphics and influence coefficients
(University of MissouriColumbia, 1984)"THE PRIMARY OBJECTIVES OF LINKAGE DESIGN: The four design objectives most generally encountered when designing a linkage are: Objective 1: Kinematic, a linkage is geometrically designed to meet kinematic objectives such ...