• Investigation of fanless PCs: design and optimization 

    Shelnutt, Austin, 1985- (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2009)
    The purpose of this research is to fundamentally explore the limitations of natural convection as it pertains to the cooling of desktop personal computers (PCs) and, in particular, maximize total thermal loads while ...
  • Kinematic analysis of cam profiles used in compound bows 

    Hanson, Andrew Joseph, 1984- (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2009)
    The first compound bow was invented in Missouri in 1969. [Allen, 1968] Compound bows are uniquely different from other types of bows in that they use a set of cables, cams and pulley, and two elastic limbs that act as ...
  • Modeling, verification, optimal design of nonlinear valve spring 

    Su, Yu-Cheng, 1982- (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2009)
    The objective of this study is the optimal design of helical spring based on dynamic criteria. The most important dynamic performance criterion of a helical spring is the resonance behavior, including dynamic stress, coil ...
  • Signal processing techniques for nonlinearity identification of structures using transient response 

    Dinardo, Joseph E., 1984- (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2009)
    In this work, an alternate method for determining nonlinearity of vibrating structures is investigated. In contrast to previous approaches, transient vibrations have been used in combination with advanced signal processing ...