Sample records for internal engine friction

  1. Piston ring design for reduced friction in modern internal combustion engines

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    Smedley, Grant, 1978-

    2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Piston ring friction losses account for approximately 20% of the total mechanical losses in modern internal combustion engines. A reduction in piston ring friction would therefore result in higher efficiency, lower fuel ...

  2. Developing an approach utilizing local deterministic analysis to predict the cycle friction of the piston ring-pack in internal combustion engines

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    Liu, Yang, S.M. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Nowadays, a rapid growth of internal combustion (IC) engines is considered to be a major contributor to energy crisis. About 20% of the mechanical loss in internal combustion engines directly goes to the friction loss ...

  3. REDUCED ENGINE FRICTION AND WEAR

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    Ron Matthews

    2005-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This Final Technical Report discusses the progress was made on the experimental and numerical tasks over the duration of this project regarding a new technique for decreasing engine friction and wear via liner rotation. The experimental subtasks involved quantifying the reduction in engine friction for a prototype rotating liner engine relative to a comparable baseline engine. Both engine were single cylinder conversions of nominally identical production four-cylinder engines. Hot motoring tests were conducted initially and revealed that liner rotation decreased engine friction by 20% under motoring conditions. A well-established model was used to estimate that liner rotation should decrease the friction of a four-cylinder engine by 40% under hot motoring conditions. Hot motoring tear-down tests revealed that the crankshaft and valve train frictional losses were essentially the same for the two engines, as expected. However, the rotating liner engine had much lower (>70%) piston assembly friction compared to the conventional engine. Finally, we used the Instantaneous IMEP method to compare the crank-angle resolved piston assembly friction for the two engines. Under hot motoring conditions, these measurements revealed a significant reduction in piston assembly friction, especially in the vicinity of compression TDC when the lubrication regime transitions from hydrodynamic through mixed and into boundary friction. We have some remaining problems with these measurements that we expect to solve during the next few weeks. We will then perform these measurements under firing conditions. We also proposed to improve the state-of-the-art of numerical modeling of piston assembly friction for conventional engines and then to extend this model to rotating liner engines. Our research team first modeled a single ring in the Purdue ring-liner test rig. Our model showed good agreement with the test rig data for a range of speeds and loads. We then modeled a complete piston assembly in an engine. The model appears to produce the correct behavior, but we cannot quantify its strengths or weaknesses until our crank-angle-resolved measurements have been completed. Finally, we proposed and implemented a model for the effects of liner rotation on piston assembly friction. Here, we propose that the rotating liner design is analogous to the shaft-bushing mechanism. Therefore, we used the side-slip rolling friction model to simulate the effects of liner rotation. This model appears to be promising, but final analysis of its strengths and/or weaknesses must await our crank-angle-resolved measurements.

  4. Engine Friction Reduction Through Surface Finish and Coatings...

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    Friction Reduction Through Surface Finish and Coatings Engine Friction Reduction Through Surface Finish and Coatings Opportunities exist for friction reduction in piston rings and...

  5. ENGINEERING INTERNATIONAL

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    University of Technology, Sydney

    COURSE GUIDE 2013 UTS: ENGINEERING INTERNATIONAL UNDERGRADUATE w w w.eng.uts.edu.au #12;2 / ENGINEERING IN AUSTRALIA Internationally, Australian universities have a reputation for high quality research developed close links with many international institutions, particularly in Asia. ENGINEERING IN SYDNEY

  6. Postulated Mesoscale Quantum of Internal Friction Hysteresis

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    Randall D. Peters

    2004-05-27T23:59:59.000Z

    Evidence is provided, from yet another experiment, for the existence of a mesoscale quantum of internal friction hysteresis, having the value of the electron rest energy divided by the fine structure constant.

  7. EVALUATION OF A LOW FRICTION - HIGH EFFICIENCY ROLLER BEARING ENGINE

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    Kolarik, Robert V. II; Shattuck, Charles W.; Copper, Anthony P.

    2009-06-30T23:59:59.000Z

    This Low Friction (High Efficiency Roller Bearing) Engine (LFE) report presents the work done by The Timken Company to conduct a technology demonstration of the benefits of replacing hydrodynamic bearings with roller bearings in the crankshaft and camshaft assemblies of an internal combustion engine for the purpose of collecting data sufficient to prove merit. The engines in the present study have been more extensively converted to roller bearings than any previous studies (40 needle roller bearings per engine) to gain understanding of the full potential of application of bearing technology. The project plan called for comparative testing of a production vehicle which was already respected for having demonstrated low engine friction levels with a rollerized version of that engine. Testing was to include industry standard tests for friction, emissions and fuel efficiency conducted on instrumented dynamometers. Additional tests for fuel efficiency, cold start resistance and other measures of performance were to be made in the actual vehicle. Comparative measurements of noise, vibration and harshness (NVH), were planned, although any work to mitigate the suspected higher NVH level in the rollerized engine was beyond the scope of this project. Timken selected the Toyota Avalon with a 3.5L V-6 engine as the test vehicle. In an attempt to minimize cost and fabrication time, a ‘made-from’ approach was proposed in which as many parts as possible would be used or modified from production parts to create the rollerized engine. Timken commissioned its test partner, FEV Engine Technology, to do a feasibility study in which they confirmed that using such an approach was possible to meet the required dimensional restrictions and tolerances. In designing the roller bearing systems for the crank and cam trains, Timken utilized as many production engine parts as possible. The crankshafts were produced from production line forgings, which use Timken steel, modified with special machining and heat treatment. Timken designed and manufactured all of the roller bearing related components such as the thrust bearing package. The production connecting rods and camshafts could not be used for the roller bearing engine, so new ones were produced according to the team’s designs using Timken steel. The remaining miscellaneous components were designed and procured by FEV. Timken prepared a display version of the crankshaft portion of the production engine without connecting rods which could be driven by a motor through a cogged-belt and electrically actuated clutch arrangement. A modified version was also made in which the engine was outfitted with roller bearings on the main bearing positions. Preliminary tests showed that the rollerized engine was running with 1/3 less friction than the standard display engine. Additional friction testing and noise characterization was cut short because of shipping damage to the rollerized engine display and because of other project priorities. The team did successfully demonstrate the ability to package roller bearings satisfactorily in numerous locations in a typical automotive engine. The scope of this project did not include durability demonstration and that subject would have to be addressed in any follow-on work. In the actual test phase, the rollerized engine did show significantly less friction in motored dynamometer tests compared to its production equivalent. The 5-10% improvement measured in this study was about half that seen in other studies. However, the fired test results did not show a reduction in friction which did not match prior experience or expectations. Subsequent teardown and inspection of the rollerized engine revealed potential sources of excessive friction in the experimental application. These features would be eliminated in a design not based on modification of production parts. The team is confident (based on experience) that friction reduction would be realized with proper modifications.

  8. Friction Modeling for Lubricated Engine and Drivetrain Components...

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    Modeling for Lubricated Engine and Drivetrain Components Friction Modeling for Lubricated Engine and Drivetrain Components 2010 DOE Vehicle Technologies and Hydrogen Programs...

  9. The influence of internal friction on rotordynamic instability

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    Srinivasan, Anand

    2004-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

    and suggest that subsynchronous vibration in rotating machinery can have numerous sources or causes. Also, subsynchronous whirl due to internal friction is not a highly repeatable phenomenon....

  10. Vehicle Technologies Office Merit Review 2015: Engine Friction Reduction Technologies

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    Presentation given by Argonne National Laboratory at 2015 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program and vehicle technologies office annual merit review and peer evaluation meeting about engine friction...

  11. Vehicle Technologies Office Merit Review 2014: Engine Friction Reduction Technologies

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    Presentation given by Argonne National Laboratory at 2014 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program and Vehicle Technologies Office Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting about engine friction...

  12. Factors affecting piston ring friction

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    Liao, Kai, Ph. D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The piston ring pack friction is a major contributor to the internal combustion engine mechanical friction loss. The oil control ring decides the oil supply to the top two rings in addition to being the major friction ...

  13. Development and application of a lubricant composition model to study effects of oil transport, vaporization, fuel dilution, and soot contamination on lubricant rheology and engine friction

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    Gu, Grace Xiang

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Engine oil lubricants play a critical role in controlling mechanical friction in internal combustion engines by reducing metal-on-metal contact. This implies the importance of understanding lubricant optimization at the ...

  14. Department of Mechanical Engineering Fall 2011 Heavy Duty Diesel Engine Friction Reduction

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    Demirel, Melik C.

    PENNSTATE Department of Mechanical Engineering Fall 2011 Heavy Duty Diesel Engine Friction the friction losses of a heavy duty diesel engine. In addition, a tear down procedure needed to be created needs Discussed test cell configuration with Diesel Combustion & Emissions Laboratory Performed

  15. The influence of internal friction on rotordynamic instability 

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    Srinivasan, Anand

    2004-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

    Internal friction has been known to be a cause of whirl instability in built-up rotors since the early 1900's. This internal damping tends to make the rotor whirl at shaft speeds greater than a critical speed, the whirl speed usually being equal...

  16. LOW-ENGINE-FRICTION TECHNOLOGY FOR ADVANCED NATURAL-GAS RECIPROCATING ENGINES

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    Victor Wong; Tian Tian; Luke Moughon; Rosalind Takata; Jeffrey Jocsak

    2006-03-31T23:59:59.000Z

    This program aims at improving the efficiency of advanced natural-gas reciprocating engines (ANGRE) by reducing piston and piston ring assembly friction without major adverse effects on engine performance, such as increased oil consumption and wear. An iterative process of simulation, experimentation and analysis is being followed towards achieving the goal of demonstrating a complete optimized low-friction engine system. To date, a detailed set of piston and piston-ring dynamic and friction models have been developed and applied that illustrate the fundamental relationships among mechanical, surface/material and lubricant design parameters and friction losses. Demonstration of low-friction ring-pack designs in the Waukesha VGF 18GL engine confirmed total engine FEMP (friction mean effective pressure) reduction of 7-10% from the baseline configuration without significantly increasing oil consumption or blow-by flow. This represents a substantial (30-40%) reduction of the ringpack friction alone. The measured FMEP reductions were in good agreement with the model predictions. Further improvements via piston, lubricant, and surface designs offer additional opportunities. Tests of low-friction lubricants are in progress and preliminary results are very promising. The combined analysis of lubricant and surface design indicates that low-viscosity lubricants can be very effective in reducing friction, subject to component wear for extremely thin oils, which can be mitigated with further lubricant formulation and/or engineered surfaces. Hence a combined approach of lubricant design and appropriate wear reduction offers improved potential for minimum engine friction loss. Piston friction studies indicate that a flatter piston with a more flexible skirt, together with optimizing the waviness and film thickness on the piston skirt offer significant friction reduction. Combined with low-friction ring-pack, material and lubricant parameters, a total power cylinder friction reduction of 30-50% is expected, translating to an engine efficiency increase of two percentage points from its current baseline towards the goal of 50% ARES engine efficiency. The design strategies developed in this study have promising potential for application in all modern reciprocating engines as they represent simple, low-cost methods to extract significant fuel savings. The current program has possible spinoffs and applications in other industries as well, including transportation, CHP, and diesel power generation. The progress made in this program has wide engine efficiency implications, and potential deployment of low-friction engine components or lubricants in the near term is possible as current investigations continue.

  17. LOW-ENGINE-FRICTION TECHNOLOGY FOR ADVANCED NATURAL-GAS RECIPROCATING ENGINES

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    Victor Wong; Tian Tian; Luke Moughon; Rosalind Takata; Jeffrey Jocsak

    2005-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

    This program aims at improving the efficiency of advanced natural-gas reciprocating engines (ANGRE) by reducing piston and piston ring assembly friction without major adverse effects on engine performance, such as increased oil consumption and wear. An iterative process of simulation, experimentation and analysis is being followed towards achieving the goal of demonstrating a complete optimized low-friction engine system. To date, a detailed set of piston and piston-ring dynamic and friction models have been developed and applied that illustrate the fundamental relationships between design parameters and friction losses. Low friction ring designs have already been recommended in a previous phase, with full-scale engine validation partially completed. Current accomplishments include the addition of several additional power cylinder design areas to the overall system analysis. These include analyses of lubricant and cylinder surface finish and a parametric study of piston design. The Waukesha engine was found to be already well optimized in the areas of lubricant, surface skewness and honing cross-hatch angle, where friction reductions of 12% for lubricant, and 5% for surface characteristics, are projected. For the piston, a friction reduction of up to 50% may be possible by controlling waviness alone, while additional friction reductions are expected when other parameters are optimized. A total power cylinder friction reduction of 30-50% is expected, translating to an engine efficiency increase of two percentage points from its current baseline towards the goal of 50% efficiency. Key elements of the continuing work include further analysis and optimization of the engine piston design, in-engine testing of recommended lubricant and surface designs, design iteration and optimization of previously recommended technologies, and full-engine testing of a complete, optimized, low-friction power cylinder system.

  18. Internal Friction Controls the Speed of Protein Folding from a Compact Configuration

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    Roder, Heinrich

    Internal Friction Controls the Speed of Protein Folding from a Compact Configuration Suzette A is independent of the cosolutes used to adjust solvent friction. Therefore, interactions within the interior. Interestingly, we find a very strong temperature dependence in these "internal friction"-controlled dynamics

  19. The development of an experimental procedure to determine the amount of active internal friction in a rotor-bearing system

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    Parker, Jeffrey Scott

    1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    frequency equivalent viscous friction coefficient (Coulomb friction) equivalent viscous friction coefficient (hys', cretic friction) Young's modulus (psi) internal friction force per unit length (lbs) total shaft internal friction force (lbs... friction force is now generally believed to be hysteretic (resistance to elongation and contraction of material fibers, also called anelasticity) or Coulomb (relative motion between two materials at a joint) rather ihan viscous. In 1976, II. F. Black...

  20. Low-Engine-Friction Technology for Advanced Natural-Gas Reciprocating Engines

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    Victor Wong; Tian Tian; G. Smedley; L. Moughon; Rosalind Takata; J. Jocsak

    2006-11-30T23:59:59.000Z

    This program aims at improving the efficiency of advanced natural-gas reciprocating engines (ANGRE) by reducing piston and piston ring assembly friction without major adverse effects on engine performance, such as increased oil consumption and wear. An iterative process of simulation, experimentation and analysis has been followed towards achieving the goal of demonstrating a complete optimized low-friction engine system. In this program, a detailed set of piston and piston-ring dynamic and friction models have been adapted and applied that illustrate the fundamental relationships among mechanical, surface/material and lubricant design parameters and friction losses. Demonstration of low-friction ring-pack designs in the Waukesha VGF 18GL engine confirmed ring-pack friction reduction of 30-40%, which translates to total engine FEMP (friction mean effective pressure) reduction of 7-10% from the baseline configuration without significantly increasing oil consumption or blow-by flow. The study on surface textures, including roughness characteristics, cross hatch patterns, dimples and grooves have shown that even relatively small-scale changes can have a large effect on ring/liner friction, in some cases reducing FMEP by as much as 30% from a smooth surface case. The measured FMEP reductions were in good agreement with the model predictions. The combined analysis of lubricant and surface design indicates that low-viscosity lubricants can be very effective in reducing friction, subject to component wear for extremely thin oils, which can be mitigated with further lubricant formulation and/or engineered surfaces. Hence a combined approach of lubricant design and appropriate wear reduction offers improved potential for minimum engine friction loss. Testing of low-friction lubricants showed that total engine FMEP reduced by up to {approx}16.5% from the commercial reference oil without significantly increasing oil consumption or blow-by flow. Piston friction studies indicate that a flatter piston with a more flexible skirt, together with optimizing the waviness and film thickness on the piston skirt offer significant friction reduction. Combined with low-friction ring-pack, material and lubricant parameters, a total power cylinder friction reduction of 30-50% is expected, translating to an engine efficiency increase of two percentage points from its current baseline towards the goal of 50% ARES engine efficiency. The design strategies developed in this study have promising potential for application in all modern reciprocating engines as they represent simple, low-cost methods to extract significant fuel savings. The current program has possible spinoffs and applications in other industries as well, including transportation, CHP, and diesel power generation. The progress made in this program has wide engine efficiency implications, and potential deployment of low-friction engine components or lubricants in the near term is quite possible.

  1. LOW-ENGINE-FRICTION TECHNOLOGY FOR ADVANCED NATURAL-GAS RECIPROCATING ENGINES

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    Victor W. Wong; Tian Tian; Grant Smedley; Jeffrey Jocsak

    2004-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

    This program aims at improving the efficiency of advanced natural-gas reciprocating engines (ANGRE) by reducing piston/ring assembly friction without major adverse effects on engine performance, such as increased oil consumption and emissions. An iterative process of simulation, experimentation and analysis, are being followed towards achieving the goal of demonstrating a complete optimized low-friction engine system. To date, a detailed set of piston/ring dynamic and friction models have been developed and applied that illustrated the fundamental relationships between design parameters and friction losses. Various low-friction strategies and ring-design concepts have been explored, and engine experiments have been done on a full-scale Waukesha VGF F18 in-line 6 cylinder power generation engine rated at 370 kW at 1800 rpm. Current accomplishments include designing and testing ring-packs using a subtle top-compression-ring profile (skewed barrel design), lowering the tension of the oil-control ring, employing a negative twist to the scraper ring to control oil consumption. Initial test data indicate that piston ring-pack friction was reduced by 35% by lowering the oil-control ring tension alone, which corresponds to a 1.5% improvement in fuel efficiency. Although small in magnitude, this improvement represents a first step towards anticipated aggregate improvements from other strategies. Other ring-pack design strategies to lower friction have been identified, including reduced axial distance between the top two rings, tilted top-ring groove. Some of these configurations have been tested and some await further evaluation. Colorado State University performed the tests and Waukesha Engine Dresser, Inc. provided technical support. Key elements of the continuing work include optimizing the engine piston design, application of surface and material developments in conjunction with improved lubricant properties, system modeling and analysis, and continued technology demonstration in an actual full-sized reciprocating natural-gas engine.

  2. Temperature dependence of dynamic Young's modulus and internal friction in three plasma sprayed NiCrAlY coating alloys

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    Cook, Lloyd Steven

    1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    TEMPERATURE DEPENDENCE OF DYNAM'IIC YOUNG'S MODULUS AND INTERNAL FRICTION IN THREE PLASMA SPRAYED NiCrAlY COATING -ALLOYS A Thesis LLOYD STEVEN COOK Submitted to the 08ice of Graduate Studies of Texas AE M University in part. al full...'illment of the requirement for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE August 1989 Itiajor Subject: l'dechanical Engineering TEMPERATURE DEPENDENCE OF DYNAMIC YOUNG'S MODULUS AND INTERNAL FRICTION IN THREE PLASMA SPRAYED NiCrAIY COATING ALLOYS A Thesis by LLOYD STEVEN COOK...

  3. Internal friction in the ultrafast folding of the tryptophan cage q Linlin Qiu 1

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    Hagen, Stephen J.

    Internal friction in the ultrafast folding of the tryptophan cage q Linlin Qiu 1 , Stephen J. Hagen is a diffusional process, and the speed of folding is controlled by the frictional forces that act important source of friction in folding reactions. By contrast, our studies of the folding dynamics

  4. Determination of the dynamic Young's modulus, shear modulus, and internal friction as a function of temperature and microstructure in Uranium - 2.4wt% Niobium 

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    Chancellor, Wayne Morrow

    1988-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    DETERMINATION OF THE DYNAMIC YOUNG'S MODULUS, SHEAR MODULUS AND INTERNAL FRICTION AS A FUNCTION OF TEMPERATURE AND MICROSTRUCTURE IN URANIUM ? 2. 4vtXNIOBIUM A Thesis by WAYNE MORROW CHANCELLOR Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas A...&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE August 1988 Major Subject: Mechanical Engineering DETERMINATION OF THE DYNAMIC YOUNG'S MODULUS, SHEAR MODULUS AND INTERNAL FRICTION AS A FUNCTION OF TEMPERATURE...

  5. Vehicle Technologies Office Merit Review 2015: Engine Friction Reduction – Part II (Base fluid and additive technologies)

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    Presentation given by Argonne National Laboratory at 2015 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program and vehicle technologies office annual merit review and peer evaluation meeting about engine friction...

  6. Department of Energy and Electrical Engineering Spring 2012 Heavy-Duty Diesel Engine Friction Reduction Testing and Analysis

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    Demirel, Melik C.

    PENNSTATE Department of Energy and Electrical Engineering Spring 2012 Heavy-Duty Diesel Engine and pumping frictional losses on Volvo-Mack's 11 liter Diesel Engine. Thermocouples and pressure transducers use this rig in the future to quantify frictional losses and improve on the efficiency of their diesel

  7. International Collaborations on Engineered Barrier Systems: Experiment...

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    International Collaborations on Engineered Barrier Systems: Experimental and Modeling Investigations International Collaborations on Engineered Barrier Systems: Experimental and...

  8. Internal combustion engine system

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    Nam, C.W.

    1987-01-27T23:59:59.000Z

    This patent describes an internal combustion engine system comprising: an engine body including a main combustion engine for transmitting the power generated by explosion pressure to a pumping piston and a power transmission apparatus for transmitting to a power crank shaft power that is increased by the ratio of the cross-sectional area of a combustion chamber piston to a power piston. The stroke distance of the combustion chamber piston is equal to that of the power piston; a swash plate-type stirling engine coupled to an exhaust gas outlet of the main combustion engine to be driven by exhaust heat therefrom; a one-stage screw-type compressor coupled by a driving shaft to the swash plate-type stirling engine, thereby generating a great amount of compressed air; a turbo-charger mounted adjacent to a gas outlet of the stirling engine to force a supply of fresh air into the combustion chamber of the main combustion engine; a booster being mounted between a compressed air source and the power transmission apparatus to amplify the air pressure derived from the compressed air source and then provide the amplified air pressure to the power transmission apparatus by operation of a cam in accordance with the rotation of the first crankshaft; compressed air sources being mounted between the compressor and the booster for storing a great amount of compressed air from the compressor; and an accumulator in communication with the power transmission apparatus through a fluid oil pipe, thereby maintaining constant control of the oil pressure in the power transmission apparatus.

  9. Internal combustion engine

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    Evans, H.G.; Speer, S.

    1991-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

    This patent describes improvement in a 2-cycle, diesel cycle internal combustion engine comprising a single in-line engine block, internal wall surfaces defining at least one cylinder within the engine block, the central longitudinal axis of each cylinder being within a common plane extending longitudinally of the engine block, the axially extending internal wall surface of each cylinder being closed at one end and having at least one air intake port therethrough, a piston axially and reciprocally movable within each cylinder over a permitted stroke distance, so as to alternately cover and expose each air intake port for a finite time period; an exhaust port at the closed end of the cylinder above the piston, and a mechanically operated valve for opening and closing such exhaust port located immediately adjacent such port, a substantially rigid connecting rod pivotably connected at one end of each piston, and a crankshaft, rotatably connected to the second end of each connecting rod, such that the crankshaft is caused to rotate connecting means between the piston and the connecting rod. The improvement comprises the diameter of the cylinder is greater than the permitted stroke distance of the piston within the cylinder, and the axis of the crankshaft is parallel to and laterally offset from the common plane by a distance sufficient to form an angle alpha between the connecting rod and the axis of the cylinder, when the piston is at top-dead center, of at least about 12 degrees, such that the time during which each air intake port is exposed is increased when the direction of crankshaft rotation is opposite to the direction of the crankshaft offset from the common plane.

  10. Effects of lubricant viscosity and surface texturing on ring-pack performance in internal combustion engines

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    Takata, Rosalind (Rosalind Kazuko), 1978-

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The piston ring-pack contributes approximately 25% of the mechanical losses in an internal combustion engine. Both lubricant viscosity and surface texturing were investigated in an effort to reduce this ring-pack friction ...

  11. The Impact of Organic Friction Modifiers on Engine Oil Tribofilms

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    Ratoi, Monica; Alghawel, Husam; Suen, Yat Fan; Nelson, Kenneth

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Organic friction modifiers (OFMs) are important additives in the lubrication of machines and especially of car engines where performance improvements are constantly sought-after. Together with zinc dialkyldithiophosphates (ZDDPs) antiwear additives, OFMs have a predominant impact on the tribological behaviour of the lubricant. In the current study, the influence of OFMs on the generation, tribological properties and chemistry of ZDDP tribofilms has been investigated by combining tribological experiments (MTM) with in-situ film thickness measurements through optical interference imaging (SLIM), Alicona profilometry and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy. OFMs and antiwear additives have been found to competitively react/adsorb on the rubbing ferrous substrates in a tribological contact. The formation and removal (through wear) of tribofilms are dynamic processes which result from the simultaneous interaction of these two additives with the surface of the wear track. By carefully selecting the chemistry of OFMs, ...

  12. Internal friction study of decomposition kinetics of SAF 2507 type duplex stainless steel

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    Smuk, O.; Smuk, S.; Hanninen, H. [Helsinki Univ. of Technology (Finland). Lab. of Engineering Materials] [Helsinki Univ. of Technology (Finland). Lab. of Engineering Materials; Jagodzinski, Yu.; Tarasenko, O. [National Academy of Sciences, Kiev (Ukraine). Inst. for Metal Physics] [National Academy of Sciences, Kiev (Ukraine). Inst. for Metal Physics

    1999-01-08T23:59:59.000Z

    During the last decade, super duplex stainless steels (DSSs) with increased nitrogen content have been an object of intensive studies. Present work is devoted to the study of the peculiarities of {delta}-ferrite decomposition in SAF 2507 type duplex steel, and redistribution of nitrogen between ferrite and austenite phases in a wide temperature range by means of internal fraction (IF). Unlike local methods of electron microscopy or engineering methods of hardness or impact toughness testing, which give basically information on the formation of brittle intermetallic phases, the internal friction technique allows to study the state of solid solution and kinetics of changes in the relative amounts of ferrite and austenite phases during thermal treatment.

  13. Rotary internal combustion engine

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    Crittenden, W.

    1987-01-27T23:59:59.000Z

    This patent describes an improved rotary internal combustion engine comprising: (a) a combustion chamber which is generally circular in cross-section and which has a ring-like peripheral wall; (b) a driven shaft member journaled for rotation and disposed to pass eccentrically through the combustion chamber; (c) a compression chamber which is generally circular in cross-section positioned with a ring-like wall is adjacent to and spatially offset with the combustion chamber such that the driven shaft passes centrally therethrough; and (d) a circular combustion rotor fixed concentrically to the shaft member for rotation eccentrically within the combustion chamber. The combustion rotor is positioned such that the space between the periphery of the rotor and the periphery of the combustion chamber results in a crescent shape.

  14. Internal friction and absence of dilatancy of packings of frictionless polygons

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    Radjai, Franck

    By means of numerical simulations, we show that assemblies of frictionless rigid pentagons in slow shear flow possess an internal friction coefficient (equal to 0.183 ± 0.008 with our choice of moderately polydisperse ...

  15. Looping and reconfiguration dynamics of a flexible chain with internal friction

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    Nairhita Samanta; Jayanta Ghosh; Rajarshi Chakrabarti

    2014-04-09T23:59:59.000Z

    In recent past, experiments and simulations have suggested that apart from the solvent friction, friction arising from the protein itself plays an important role in protein folding by affecting the intra-chain loop formation dynamics. This friction is termed as internal friction in the literature. Using a flexible Gaussian chain with internal friction we analyze the intra- chain reconfiguration and loop formation times for all three topology classes namely end-to- end, end-to-interior and interior-to-interior. In a nutshell, bypassing expensive simulations we show how simple models like that of Rouse and Zimm can support the single molecule experiment and computer simulation results on intra-chain diffusion coefficients, looping time and even can predict the effects of tail length on the looping time.

  16. Student Trainee (Engineering)- Intern

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    The purpose of the Pathways Intern Employment Program is to provide the intern with exposure to public service, enhance educational experience, and support educational goals. The program is...

  17. H2 Internal Combustion Engine Research

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    H 2 Internal Combustion Engine Research* H Internal Combustion Engine Research 2 Thomas Wallner Argonne National Laboratory 2008 DOE Merit Review Bethesda, Maryland February 25 th...

  18. Sandia National Laboratories: Internal Combustion Engine Division...

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    Internal Combustion Engine Division conference CRF Researchers Received "Best Paper" Award for Paper Presented at American Society of Mechanical Engineers' (ASME) 2012 Internal...

  19. Measurement of local internal friction in metallic glasses

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    Wagner, H.; Büchsenschütz-Göbeler, M.; Luo, Y.; Samwer, K. [I. Physikalisches Institut, Georg-August Universität, Friedrich-Hund-Platz 1, D-37077 Göttingen (Germany); Kumar, A. [Metallurgy and Materials Group, Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research, Kalpakkam 603102, Tamil Nadu (India); Arnold, W., E-mail: w.arnold@mx.uni-saarland.de [I. Physikalisches Institut, Georg-August Universität, Friedrich-Hund-Platz 1, D-37077 Göttingen (Germany); Department of Materials and Materials Technology, Saarland University, Campus D 2.2, D-66123 Saarbrücken (Germany)

    2014-04-07T23:59:59.000Z

    Atomic force acoustic microscopy (AFAM), an advanced scanning probe microscopy technique, has been used to measure local elastic properties with a spatial resolution given by the tip-sample contact radius. AFAM is based on inducing out-of-plane vibrations in the specimen. The vibrations are sensed by the AFM cantilever from by the photodiode signal when its tip is in contact with the material under test. To measure local damping, the inverse quality factor Q{sup ?1} of the resonance curve is usually evaluated. Here, from the contact-resonance spectra obtained, we determine the real and imaginary part of the contact stiffness k* and from these two quantities the local damping factor Q{sub loc}{sup ?1} is obtained which is proportional to the imaginary part ? of the contact stiffness. The evaluation of the data is based on the cantilever's mass distribution with damped flexural modes and not on an effective point-mass approximation for the cantilever’s motion. The given equation is simple to use and has been employed to study the local Q{sub loc}{sup ?1} of amorphous PdCuSi metallic glass and its crystalline counterpart as a function of position of the AFM tip on the surface. The width of the distribution changes dramatically from the amorphous to the crystalline state as expected from the consequences of the potential-energy landscape picture. The center value of the distribution curve for Q{sub loc}{sup ?1} coincides very well with published data, based on global ultrasonic or internal friction measurements. This is compared to Q{sub loc}{sup ?1} measured in crystalline SrTiO{sub 3}, which exhibits a narrow distribution, as expected.

  20. Friction and Wear Enhancement of Titanium Alloy Engine Components...

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    1 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program, and Vehicle Technologies Program Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation pm007blau2011o.pdf More Documents & Publications Friction and...

  1. DEPARTMENT OF MECHANICAL & INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING OF NORTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY Final Reports of Engine

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    Müftü, Sinan

    Our group is studying on internal combustion engine tribology, and through reading, we found, it is one of the most important friction pair of internal combustion engine. Researches show that, the 25% ~ 50%friction work of internal combustion engines consumed by the cylinder-piston ring friction pair

  2. Internal combustion engine

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    Baker, Quentin A. (P.O. Box 6477, San Antonio, TX 78209); Mecredy, Henry E. (1630-C W. 6th, Austin, TX 78703); O'Neal, Glenn B. (6503 Wagner Way, San Antonio, TX 78256)

    1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    An improved engine is provided that more efficiently consumes difficult fuels such as coal slurries or powdered coal. The engine includes a precombustion chamber having a portion thereof formed by an ignition plug. The precombustion chamber is arranged so that when the piston is proximate the head, the precombustion chamber is sealed from the main cylinder or the main combustion chamber and when the piston is remote from the head, the precombustion chamber and main combustion chamber are in communication. The time for burning of fuel in the precombustion chamber can be regulated by the distance required to move the piston from the top dead center position to the position wherein the precombustion chamber and main combustion chamber are in communication.

  3. Sandia National Laboratories: internal combustion engine fuel...

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    internal combustion engine fuel efficiency Measurements of Thermal Stratification in a Homogenous Charge Compression Ignition Engine On February 27, 2013, in CRF, Energy,...

  4. International Power Engineering Research Collaborations

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    Gross, George

    , Power Systems, International Cooperation, Power Engineering Education, Industry and Government Support of electricity is on the rise as efficient and environmentally sensitive electricity services are key have major impacts on the topics of research projects and the education of the new generation of power

  5. Microwave-Assisted Ignition for Improved Internal Combustion Engine Efficiency

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    DeFilippo, Anthony Cesar

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    J. B. (1988) Internal Combustion Engine Fundamentals.novel microwave internal combustion engine ignition source,in the Internal Combustion Engine." SAE Technical Paper

  6. Microwave-Assisted Ignition for Improved Internal Combustion Engine Efficiency

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    DeFilippo, Anthony Cesar

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    internal combustion engine applications. Advanced engines can achieve higher efficiencies and reduced emissions

  7. Modeling the performance of the piston ring-pack with consideration of non-axisymmetric characteristics of the power cylinder system in internal combustion engines

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    Liu, Liang, 1971-

    2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The performance of the piston ring-pack is directly associated with the friction, oil consumption, wear, and blow-by in internal combustion engines. Because of non-axisymmetric characteristics of the power cylinder system, ...

  8. Friction Characteristics of Steel Pistons for Diesel Engines

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    Kim, Dallwoo

    The use of iron pistons is increasing due to the higher power requirements of diesel truck engines. Expansion of the iron piston is a common concern. The purpose of this study is to clarify the lubrication conditions of ...

  9. Free Energy and Internal Combustion Engine Cycles

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    Harris, William D

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The performance of one type (Carnot) of Internal Combustion Engine (ICE) cycle is analyzed within the framework of thermodynamic free energies. ICE performance is different from that of an External Combustion Engine (ECE) which is dictated by Carnot's rule.

  10. Geotechnical/Environmental Engineering Intern Manchester, NH

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    Pohl, Karsten

    Geotechnical/Environmental Engineering Intern Manchester, NH POSITION DESCRIPTION The candidate will provide support for site characterization geotechnical investigations, site development, remediation include, but are not limited to: Interpreting, and presenting, environmental data; performing engineering

  11. Free Energy and Internal Combustion Engine Cycles

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    William D. Harris

    2012-01-11T23:59:59.000Z

    The performance of one type (Carnot) of Internal Combustion Engine (ICE) cycle is analyzed within the framework of thermodynamic free energies. ICE performance is different from that of an External Combustion Engine (ECE) which is dictated by Carnot's rule.

  12. Internal combustion engine and method for control

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    Brennan, Daniel G

    2013-05-21T23:59:59.000Z

    In one exemplary embodiment of the invention an internal combustion engine includes a piston disposed in a cylinder, a valve configured to control flow of air into the cylinder and an actuator coupled to the valve to control a position of the valve. The internal combustion engine also includes a controller coupled to the actuator, wherein the controller is configured to close the valve when an uncontrolled condition for the internal engine is determined.

  13. Internal Combustion Engine Energy Retention (ICEER)

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    ICEER Internal Combustion Engine Energy Retention PI: Jeffrey Gonder Team: Eric Wood & Sean Lopp National Renewable Energy Laboratory June 18, 2014 Project ID: VSS126 This...

  14. Injector tip for an internal combustion engine

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    Shyu, Tsu Pin; Ye, Wen

    2003-05-20T23:59:59.000Z

    This invention relates to a the tip structure of a fuel injector as used in a internal combustion engine. Internal combustion engines using Homogeneous Charge Compression Ignition (HCCI) technology require a tip structure that directs fuel spray in a downward direction. This requirement necessitates a tip design that is capable of withstanding mechanical stresses associated with the design.

  15. A multi-scale model for piston ring dynamics, lubrication and oil transport in internal combustion engines

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    Baelden, Camille

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Fuel consumption reduction of more than 20% can be achieved through engine friction reduction. Piston and piston rings contribute approximately half of the total engine friction and are therefore central to friction reduction ...

  16. Starting apparatus for internal combustion engines

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    Dyches, G.M.; Dudar, A.M.

    1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This report is a patent description for a system to start an internal combustion engine. Remote starting and starting by hearing impaired persons are addressed. The system monitors the amount of current being drawn by the starter motor to determine when the engine is started. When the engine is started the system automatically deactivates the starter motor. Five figures are included.

  17. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL REACTOR ENGINEERING

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    Palanki, Srinivas

    INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL REACTOR ENGINEERING Volume 4 2006 Article A19 Design of a Fuel for automotive ap- plications, using methane as a fuel, are analyzed. Basic chemical engineering principles methane to generate hydrogen, are analyzed. In particular, basic chemical engineering principles

  18. BIBLIOGRAPHY ON INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINES 1. F. Obert, Internal Combustion Engines and Air Pollution, Intext Educational Publishers, 1973

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    Goldwasser, Shafi

    BIBLIOGRAPHY ON INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINES 1. F. Obert, Internal Combustion Engines and Air, The Internal Combustion Engine, International Textbook Company, 1961. (A basic text now out of print and somewhat dated.) 3. C.F. Taylor, The Internal Combustion Engine in Theory and Practice. Volumes I and II, M

  19. International Journal of Software Engineering and Knowledge Engineering World Scientific Publishing Company

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    Xu, Haiping

    International Journal of Software Engineering and Knowledge Engineering © World Scientific Publishing Company 1 FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS OF SOFTWARE ENGINEERING AND KNOWLEDGE ENGINEERING* HAIPING XU) Software Engineering (SE) and Knowledge Engineering (KE) are closely related disciplines with goals

  20. Engine lubrication oil aeration

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    Baran, Bridget A. (Bridget Anne)

    2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The lubrication system of an internal combustion engine serves many purposes. It lubricates moving parts, cools the engine, removes impurities, supports loads, and minimizes friction. The entrapment of air in the lubricating ...

  1. Findings of Hydrogen Internal Combustion Engine Durability

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    Garrett Beauregard

    2010-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

    Hydrogen Internal Combustion Engine (HICE) technology takes advantage of existing knowledge of combustion engines to provide a means to power passenger vehicle with hydrogen, perhaps as an interim measure while fuel cell technology continues to mature. This project seeks to provide data to determine the reliability of these engines. Data were collected from an engine operated on a dynamometer for 1000 hours of continuous use. Data were also collected from a fleet of eight (8) full-size pickup trucks powered with hydrogen-fueled engines. In this particular application, the data show that HICE technology provided reliable service during the operating period of the project. Analyses of engine components showed little sign of wear or stress except for cylinder head valves and seats. Material analysis showed signs of hydrogen embrittlement in intake valves.

  2. Starting apparatus for internal combustion engines

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    Dyches, Gregory M. (Barnwell, SC); Dudar, Aed M. (Augusta, GA)

    1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    An internal combustion engine starting apparatus uses a signal from a curt sensor to determine when the engine is energized and the starter motor should be de-energized. One embodiment comprises a transmitter, receiver, computer processing unit, current sensor and relays to energize a starter motor and subsequently de-energize the same when the engine is running. Another embodiment comprises a switch, current transducer, low-pass filter, gain/comparator, relay and a plurality of switches to energize and de-energize a starter motor. Both embodiments contain an indicator lamp or speaker which alerts an operator as to whether a successful engine start has been achieved. Both embodiments also contain circuitry to protect the starter and to de-energize the engine.

  3. Two phase exhaust for internal combustion engine

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    Vuk, Carl T. (Denver, IA)

    2011-11-29T23:59:59.000Z

    An internal combustion engine having a reciprocating multi cylinder internal combustion engine with multiple valves. At least a pair of exhaust valves are provided and each supply a separate power extraction device. The first exhaust valves connect to a power turbine used to provide additional power to the engine either mechanically or electrically. The flow path from these exhaust valves is smaller in area and volume than a second flow path which is used to deliver products of combustion to a turbocharger turbine. The timing of the exhaust valve events is controlled to produce a higher grade of energy to the power turbine and enhance the ability to extract power from the combustion process.

  4. H2 Internal Combustion Engine Research Towards 45% efficiency...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

    Internal Combustion Engine Research Towards 45% efficiency and Tier2-Bin5 emissions H2 Internal Combustion Engine Research Towards 45% efficiency and Tier2-Bin5 emissions 2009 DOE...

  5. Rotating Liner Engine: Improving Efficiency of Heavy Duty Diesels by Significant Friction Reduction, and Extending the Life of Heavy Duty Engines.

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    Dardalis, Dimitrios

    2013-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

    This report describes the work on converting a 4 cylinder Cummins ISB engine into a single cylinder Rotating Liner Engine functioning prototype that can be used to measure the friction benefits of rotating the cylinder liner in a high pressure compression ignition engine. A similar baseline engine was also prepared, and preliminary testing was done. Even though the fabrication of the single cylinder prototype was behind schedule due to machine shop delays, the fundamental soundness of the design elements are proven, and the engine has successfully functioned. However, the testing approach of the two engines, as envisioned by the original proposal, proved impossible due to torsional vibration resonance caused by the single active piston. A new approach for proper testing has been proposed,

  6. Nanotribology and Nanoscale Friction

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    Guo, Yi [Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, New Jersey; Qu, Zhihua [University of Central Florida, Orlando; Braiman, Yehuda [ORNL; Zhang, Zhenyu [ORNL; Barhen, Jacob [ORNL

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Tribology is the science and technology of contacting solid surfaces in relative motion, including the study of lubricants, lubrication, friction, wear, and bearings. It is estimated that friction and wear cost the U.S. economy 6% of the gross national product (Persson, 2000). For example, 5% of the total energy generated in an automobile engine is lost to frictional resistance. The study of nanoscale friction has a technological impact in reducing energy loss in machines, in microelectromechanical systems (MEMS), and in the development of durable, low-friction surfaces and ultra-thin lubrication films.

  7. Modeling piston skirt lubrication in internal combustion engines

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    Bai, Dongfang, Ph. D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Ever-increasing demand for reduction of the undesirable emissions from the internal combustion engines propels broader effort in auto industry to design more fuel efficient engines. One of the major focuses is the reduction ...

  8. Carburetor priming system for internal combustion engines

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    Everts, R.G.

    1986-05-20T23:59:59.000Z

    A carburetor priming system is described for an internal combustion engine, the engine including: a fuel tank, a carburetor having an air inlet, a fuel-air mixing throat, and an air-fuel mixture outlet communicating with the combustion chambers of the engine, the priming system comprising, in combination: (a) a hollow housing having air inlet openings in the walls thereof, shaped and dimensioned to cover the air inlet of the carburetor; (b) an air-permeable wick retained in the housing; (c) priming fuel pump means, including (i) a depressable hollow resilient priming bulb, (ii) a priming fuel supply conduit extending between the fuel tank and the interior of the priming bulb, (iii) a priming fuel discharge conduit extending between the interior of the priming bulb and the wick, (iv) a normally closed first check valve in the priming fuel supply conduit which opens to permit fuel to flow into the priming bulb and which closes when the priming bulb is depressed, (v) a normally closed second check valve disposed in the priming fuel discharge conduit, the second check valve being mechanically actuated by external pressure on the priming bulb, to open when the priming bulb is depressed.

  9. Integrated CHP/Advanced Reciprocating Internal Combustion Engine...

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    restrictions. Integrated Combined Heat and PowerAdvanced Reciprocating Internal Combustion Engine System for Landfill Gas to Power Applications More Documents & Publications...

  10. 2.61 Internal Combustion Engines, Spring 2004

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    Heywood, John B.

    Fundamentals of how the design and operation of internal combustion engines affect their performance, operation, fuel requirements, and environmental impact. Study of fluid flow, thermodynamics, combustion, heat transfer ...

  11. Oil transport inside the oil control ring grove and its interaction with surrounding areas in internal combustion engines

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    Senzer, Eric B

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In piston ring pack design, there is a tradeoff between reducing friction and increasing oil consumption. While friction reduces engine efficiency, oil consumption can poison exhaust aftertreatment systems. The primary ...

  12. Sandia National Laboratories: International Tokamak Engineering...

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    Analysis, Systems Engineering Sandian Dean Buchenauer (in Sandia's Hydrogen and Metallurgy Science Dept.) and Professor David Q. Hwang (UC Davis, School of Engineering) will...

  13. Fuel agitating device for internal combustion engine

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    Scouten, D.G.

    1991-12-03T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper describes an agitator for fuel being conducted to an internal combustion engine comprising a casing, a fuel inlet conduit in the casing, a fuel outlet conduit in the casing, a chamber within the casing between the fuel inlet conduit and the fuel outlet conduit, the chamber including an entry portion proximate the fuel inlet conduit and an exit portion proximate the fuel outlet conduit and a central portion between the entry portion and the exit portion, flow divider means having a first divided portion in the entry portion and a second divider portion in the central portion for dividing the entry portion and the central portion into two fuel flow paths on opposite sides thereof, an inner wall in the casing defining the exit portion, flange means on the casing spaced radially inwardly from the inner wall and located between the second divider portion and the exit portion, and conduit means within the flange means for conducting fuel to the outlet conduit.

  14. Variable camshaft timing for internal combustion engine

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    Butterfield, R.P.; Smith, F.R.; Dembosky, S.K.

    1991-09-10T23:59:59.000Z

    This patent describes an internal combustion engine. It comprises a rotatable crankshaft; a camshaft, the camshaft being rotatable about its longitudinal central axis and being subject to a unidirectionally acting torque during the rotation thereof; first means mounted on the camshaft, the first means being oscillatable with respect to the camshaft about the longitudinal central axis of the camshaft at least through a limited arc; second means keyed to the camshaft for rotation therewith; rotary movement transmitting means interconnecting the crankshaft and one of the first means and the second means for transmitting rotary movement from the crankshaft to the camshaft; a first hydraulic cylinder having a body end pivotably attached to one of the first means and the second means and a piston end pivotably attached to the other of the first means and the second means; a second hydraulic cylinder having a body end pivotably attached to the one of the first means and the second means and a piston end pivotably attached to the other of the first means and the second means, the second hydraulic cylinder and the first hydraulic cylinder being disposed to act in opposite directions.

  15. JOURNAL DE PHYSIQUE Colloque C2, supplkment au no 7, tome 32, Juillet 1971,page C2-93 INTERNAL FRICTION EFFECTS IN AN IRON-24 % NICKEL ALLOY

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    FRICTION EFFECTS IN AN IRON-24 % NICKEL ALLOY S. J. FRANKLIN, D. SIDDELL (*) and Z. C. SZKOPIAK Departement interne de l'alliage Fer-24 % Nickel a ete Ctudike dans un domaine de tempkratures de 200 a 1 100oC, en de joint de grains caus6 par les atomes de fer ou de nickel diffusant a travers l'interface de

  16. Proceedings of the ASME 2010 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences & Computers and Information in Engineering Conference

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    Proceedings of the ASME 2010 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences & Computers generation of low-level code that can be solved using GAMS and its solvers (BARON). This framework 2010 by ASME Proceedings of the ASME 2010 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences

  17. Nanoparticle Emissions from Internal Combustion Engines

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    Minnesota, University of

    Meeting Ultra Fine Particles in the Atmosphere 15 March 2000 Engine Exhaust Particle Emissions: Some, low S fuel 1988 engine low S fuel 1979 Roadway study The new engine increased number emissions 10 of highly agglomerated solid carbonaceous material and ash and volatile organic and sulfur compounds

  18. Optimal internal combustion engine tuning utilizing perturbation/correlation

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    Brian Daniel Pautler

    2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This thesis addresses the application of the perturbation/correlation method to optimizing the torque output of internal combustion engines. This application was inspired by observations of the limitations in current techniques of the automotive...

  19. Efficiency Improvement through Reduction in Friction and Wear...

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    More Documents & Publications Heavy Truck Friction & Wear Reduction Technologies Development of High Power Density Driveline for Vehicles Low-Friction Engineered Surfaces...

  20. SEKE2015 Call For Papers The 27th International Conference on Software Engineering and Knowledge Engineering

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    Xu, Haiping

    Software Safety Software Security Software Engineering Case Study and Experience Reports Web-Based ToolsSEKE2015 Call For Papers The 27th International Conference on Software Engineering and Knowledge Engineering www.ksi.edu/seke/seke15.html (Alternate website: ksiresearchorg.ipage.com/seke/seke15.html

  1. Effects of piston design and lubricant selection on reciprocating engine friction

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    Moughon, Luke (Luke Frank)

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The interaction between the piston and the liner in a reciprocating engine is of much interest because it affects reliability, noise, and efficiency. This study evaluated various changes to the piston skirt with the specific ...

  2. EXPERIMENTAL VERIFICATION OF INTERNAL FRICTION AT GHZ FREQUENCIES IN DOPED SINGLE-CRYSTAL SILICON

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    Afshari, Ehsan

    losses into account. Recent work in MEMS resonators has started to utilize some of the electrical of the energy loss in a resonator, also has similar limits that arise from practical implementation, including Eugene Hwang and Sunil A. Bhave OxideMEMS Lab, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Cornell

  3. Water distillation using waste engine heat from an internal combustion engine

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    Mears, Kevin S

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    To meet the needs of forward deployed soldiers and disaster relief personnel, a mobile water distillation system was designed and tested. This system uses waste engine heat from the exhaust flow of an internal combustion ...

  4. Proceedings of the ASME 2009 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences & Computers and Information in Engineering Conference

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    Rhoads, Jeffrey F.

    Proceedings of the ASME 2009 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences & Computers bandpass filters based on cyclically-coupled, closed-chain resonator configurations and specifically exhibit improved ripple metrics, reduced frequency dependence Address all correspondence to this author

  5. Measurement of the Young's modulus and internal friction of single crystal and polycrystalline copper, and copper-graphite composites as a function of temperature and orientation 

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    Wickstrom, Steven Norman

    1988-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    MEASUREMENT OF THE YOUNG'S MODULUS AND INTERNAL FRICTION OF SINGLE CRYSTAL AND POLYCRYSTALLINE COPPER, AND COPPER- GRAPHITE COMPOSITES AS A FUNCTION OF TEMPERATURE AND ORIENTATION A Thesis by S teven Norman Wicks trom Submitted... AND POLYCRYSTALLINE COPPER, AND COPPER- GRAPHITE COMPOSITES AS A FUNCTION OF TEMPERATURE AND ORIENTATION A Thesis by Steven Norman Wickstrom Approved as to style and content by: A(J ~a Alan Wolfenden (Chairman of Committee) Don E. Bray (Member) Donald G...

  6. High efficiency stoichiometric internal combustion engine system

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    Winsor, Richard Edward (Waterloo, IA); Chase, Scott Allen (Cedar Falls, IA)

    2009-06-02T23:59:59.000Z

    A power system including a stoichiometric compression ignition engine in which a roots blower is positioned in the air intake for the engine to control air flow. Air flow is decreased during part power conditions to maintain the air-fuel ratio in the combustion chamber of the engine at stoichiometric, thus enabling the use of inexpensive three-way catalyst to reduce oxides of nitrogen. The roots blower is connected to a motor generator so that when air flow is reduced, electrical energy is stored which is made available either to the roots blower to temporarily increase air flow or to the system electrical load and thus recapture energy that would otherwise be lost in reducing air flow.

  7. International Journal of Reliability, Quality and Safety Engineering World Scientific Publishing Company

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    Koopman, Philip

    International Journal of Reliability, Quality and Safety Engineering ©World Scientific Publishing of Reliability, Quality and Safety Engineering ©World Scientific Publishing Company 2 Likewise, application Engineering and The Institute for Complex Engineered Systems Carnegie Mellon University, 5000 Forbes Avenue

  8. Reed valves for internal combustion engines

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    Boyesen, E.

    1987-09-29T23:59:59.000Z

    A two-cycle engine is described comprising a cylinder and a piston working in the cylinder. The engine has a compression chamber below the piston and a fuel intake system including a ported valve seat for delivering fuel into the compression chamber. The cylinder has an exhaust port and a transfer passage for delivering compressed fuel from the compression chamber to the space above the piston, and a reed valve overlying the port in the valve seat and adapted to flex away from the ported seat during the upward stroke of the piston. The reed valve is of multiple layer construction with an outlet layer formed of relatively rigid resin material and an inner layer presented inwardly for contact with the valve seat and formed of relatively flexible temperature-resistant synthetic rubber material. The rubber layer is thinner than the resin layer and the resin and rubber layers are adhesively bonded to each other.

  9. International Conference on Human-Centered Software Engineering

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    Noé, Reinhold

    models in HCSE Social and organizational aspects in the software development lifecycle Human-centric software development tools User profiles and mental models User requirements and design constraints UserHCSE 2014 5th International Conference on Human-Centered Software Engineering Paderborn, Germany

  10. International weekly journal of science Molecular engineering of a

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    Manstein, Dietmar J.

    International weekly journal of science Molecular engineering of a backwards-moving myosin motor metabolism: strategies for regulation in the heat shock response. Trends Genet. 6, 223­227 (1990). 2. Yost, H­1211 (2000). 10. Manley, J. M. & Tacke, R. SR proteins and splicing control. Genes Dev. 10, 1569­1579 (1996

  11. Internal Combustion Engine Basics | Department of Energy

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel), 2002; Level: National5Sales for4,645U.S. DOE Office of Science (SC)Integrated Codes | National NuclearInterlibrary Loan Interlibrary Loan TheInternal

  12. Friction in full view A. P. Merklea

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    Marks, Laurence D.

    Friction in full view A. P. Merklea and L. D. Marksb Materials Science and Engineering proposed friction mechanisms explaining the unique tribological properties of graphite. Wear of graphite chemical or struc- tural information from the interface during a friction experi- ment. Examples

  13. Solid friction between soft filaments

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    Ward, Andrew; Schwenger, Walter; Welch, David; Lau, A W C; Vitelli, Vincenzo; Mahadevan, L; Dogic, Zvonimir

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Any macroscopic deformation of a filamentous bundle is necessarily accompanied by local sliding and/or stretching of the constituent filaments. Yet the nature of the sliding friction between two aligned filaments interacting through multiple contacts remains largely unexplored. Here, by directly measuring the sliding forces between two bundled F-actin filaments, we show that these frictional forces are unexpectedly large, scale logarithmically with sliding velocity as in solid-like friction, and exhibit complex dependence on the filaments' overlap length. We also show that a reduction of the frictional force by orders of magnitude, associated with a transition from solid-like friction to Stokes' drag, can be induced by coating F-actin with polymeric brushes. Furthermore, we observe similar transitions in filamentous microtubules and bacterial flagella. Our findings demonstrate how altering a filament's elasticity, structure and interactions can be used to engineer interfilament friction and thus tune the prop...

  14. Solid friction between soft filaments

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    Andrew Ward; Feodor Hilitski; Walter Schwenger; David Welch; A. W. C. Lau; Vincenzo Vitelli; L. Mahadevan; Zvonimir Dogic

    2015-03-04T23:59:59.000Z

    Any macroscopic deformation of a filamentous bundle is necessarily accompanied by local sliding and/or stretching of the constituent filaments. Yet the nature of the sliding friction between two aligned filaments interacting through multiple contacts remains largely unexplored. Here, by directly measuring the sliding forces between two bundled F-actin filaments, we show that these frictional forces are unexpectedly large, scale logarithmically with sliding velocity as in solid-like friction, and exhibit complex dependence on the filaments' overlap length. We also show that a reduction of the frictional force by orders of magnitude, associated with a transition from solid-like friction to Stokes' drag, can be induced by coating F-actin with polymeric brushes. Furthermore, we observe similar transitions in filamentous microtubules and bacterial flagella. Our findings demonstrate how altering a filament's elasticity, structure and interactions can be used to engineer interfilament friction and thus tune the properties of fibrous composite materials.

  15. MINING ENGINEERING You can count on our mining engineering co-op interns for anY

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    Skorobogatiy, Maksim

    MINING ENGINEERING You can count on our mining engineering co-op interns for anY projects involving mine development, major excavations or site rehabilitation. + our interns have much to offer You! internships allow students to become familiar with the day-to-day operations of a mine. co-op interns can work

  16. High order moment method for polydisperse evaporating sprays with mesh movement: application to internal combustion engines

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    to internal combustion engines D. Kaha,3 , O. Emreb,c,d,2 , Q. H. Trand , S. de Chaisemartind, , S. Jayd , F meshes. Extending the approach to internal combustion engine and fuel injection requires solving two simulations with spray in internal combustion engines have become a critical target in the automotive industry

  17. Apparatus for photocatalytic destruction of internal combustion engine emissions during cold start

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    Janata, Jiri (Richland, WA); McVay, Gary L. (Richland, WA); Peden, Charles H. (West Richland, WA); Exarhos, Gregory J. (Richland, WA)

    1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A method and apparatus for the destruction of emissions from an internal combustion engine wherein a substrate coated with TiO.sub.2 is exposed to a light source in the exhaust system of an internal combustion engine thereby catalyzing oxidation/reduction reactions between gaseous hydrocarbons, carbon monoxide, nitrogen oxides and oxygen in the exhaust of the internal combustion engine.

  18. Determination of the dynamic Young's modulus, shear modulus, and internal friction as a function of temperature and microstructure in Uranium - 2.4wt% Niobium

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    Chancellor, Wayne Morrow

    1988-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    for the PUCOT equations used today [7]. In 1974, Robinson and Edgar derived those equations by correcting Marx's equations, and verified them with a variety of experimental techniques [8]. Robinson and Edgar also determined the maximum and minimum values..., is therefore given by E=4L p/t 2 2 The shear modulus, G, can be represented in a similar manner as a function of the period of oscillation for a torsional mode. B. Internal Friction and Strain Am litude (10a) Robinson and Edgar showed that it is possible...

  19. Materials Research Lab -Cooperative International Science and Engineering Internships http://www.mrl.ucsb.edu/mrl/outreach/educational/CISEI/interns09/interns09.html[5/10/12 10:14:28 AM

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    Bigelow, Stephen

    Materials Research Lab - Cooperative International Science and Engineering Internships http For Teachers Education Contacts News Cooperative International Science and Engineering Internships Cooperative International Science and Engineering Internships(CISEI) Summer 2009 - Student Projects Student/School Mentor

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    Bigelow, Stephen

    Materials Research Lab - Cooperative International Science and Engineering Internships http For Teachers Education Contacts News Cooperative International Science and Engineering Internships Cooperative International Science and Engineering Internships(CISEI) Summer 2007 - Student Projects Student/School Mentor

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    Bigelow, Stephen

    Materials Research Lab - Cooperative International Science and Engineering Internships http Webmail #12;Materials Research Lab - Cooperative International Science and Engineering Internships http For Teachers Education Contacts News Cooperative International Science and Engineering Internships Cooperative

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    Bigelow, Stephen

    Materials Research Lab - Cooperative International Science and Engineering Internships http & Events Webmail #12;Materials Research Lab - Cooperative International Science and Engineering Internships For Teachers Education Contacts News Cooperative International Science and Engineering Internships Cooperative

  3. Modeling engine oil vaporization and transport of the oil vapor in the piston ring pack on internal combustion engines

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    Cho, Yeunwoo, 1973-

    2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A model was developed to study engine oil vaporization and oil vapor transport in the piston ring pack of internal combustion engines. With the assumption that the multi-grade oil can be modeled as a compound of several ...

  4. Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on Thermal Engineering: Theory and Applications

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    Hossain, M. Enamul

    Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on Thermal Engineering: Theory and Applications of kinetic energy and internal energy , Internal energy, Geothermal temperature gradient, Gravitational that can be estimated from reservoir properties Permeability of the reservoir system, Thermal conductivity

  5. Characterization of oil transport in the power cylinder of internal combustion engines during steady state and transient operation

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    Przesmitzki, Steve (Steve Victor)

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Engine friction, wear, and oil consumption are some of the primary interests for the automotive industry. However, there is currently a lack of understanding of the fundamentals involving oil transport inside the power ...

  6. Hydrogen Operated Internal Combustion Engines – A New Generation Fuel

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    B. Rajendra Prasath; E. Leelakrishnan; N. Lokesh; H. Suriyan; E. Guru Prakash; K. Omur; Mustaq Ahmed

    Abstract- The present scenario of the automotive and agricultural sectors is fairly scared with the depletion of fossil fuel. The researchers are working towards to find out the best replacement for the fossil fuel; if not at least to offset the total fuel demand. In regards to emission, the fuel in the form of gaseous state is much than liquid fuel. By considering the various aspects of fuel, hydrogen is expected as a best option when consider as a gaseous state fuel. It is identified as a best alternate fuel for internal combustion engines as well as power generation application, which can be produced easily by means of various processes. The hydrogen in the form of gas can be used in the both spark ignition and compression ignition engines for propelling the vehicles. The selected fuel is much cleaner and fuel efficient than conventional fuel. The present study focusing the various aspects and usage of hydrogen fuel in S.I engine and C.I engine. Keywords- Hydrogen, Spark ignition engine, compression ignition engine, performance, Emission I.

  7. Enhanced Efficiency of Internal Combustion Engines By Employing Spinning Gas

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    Geyko, Vasily; Fisch, Nathaniel

    2014-02-27T23:59:59.000Z

    The efficiency of the internal combustion engine might be enhanced by employing spinning gas. A gas spinning at near sonic velocities has an effectively higher heat capacity, which allows practical fuel cycles, which are far from the Carnot efficiency, to approach more closely the Carnot efficiency. A gain in fuel efficiency of several percent is shown to be theoretically possible for the Otto and Diesel cycles. The use of a flywheel, in principle, could produce even greater increases in the efficiency.

  8. Proceedings of the ASME 2013 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences & Computers and Information in Engineering Conference

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    Demaine, Erik

    Proceedings of the ASME 2013 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences & Computers Huff- man codes, and best known in origami as a pioneer of curved- crease folding. But during his early while 1 Copyright c 2013 by ASME #12;he was a professor at University of California, Santa Cruz

  9. Proceedings of the ASME 2010 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences & Computers and Information in Engineering Conference

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    Dollar, Aaron M.

    Proceedings of the ASME 2010 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences & Computers in. Specifically, we show that in conditions when the actuator position is fixed, hands with single-acting mechanisms exhibit a bimodal behavior in contrast to hands with double-acting mechanisms that exhibit

  10. CEC02 Paper Number: Proceedings 3rd International Conference on Concurrent Engineering in Construction

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    Tommelein, Iris D.

    CEC02 Paper Number: Proceedings 3rd International Conference on Concurrent Engineering International Conference on Concurrent Engineering in Construction (CEC02 Proceedings), all rights granted to me on Concurrent Engineering in Construction, the authors have the right to republish it, in whole or part, in any

  11. Friction Induced Skin Tags

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    Allegue, Francisco; Fachal, Carmen; Pérez-Pérez, Lidia

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Duplantis KL, Jones BH. Friction blisters. Pathophysiology,Friction Induced Skin Tags Francisco Allegue MD 1 , Carmenetiopathogenic role for friction. Introduction Skin tags (

  12. Exhaust gas recirculation system for an internal combustion engine

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    Wu, Ko-Jen

    2013-05-21T23:59:59.000Z

    An exhaust gas recirculation system for an internal combustion engine comprises an exhaust driven turbocharger having a low pressure turbine outlet in fluid communication with an exhaust gas conduit. The turbocharger also includes a low pressure compressor intake and a high pressure compressor outlet in communication with an intake air conduit. An exhaust gas recirculation conduit fluidly communicates with the exhaust gas conduit to divert a portion of exhaust gas to a low pressure exhaust gas recirculation branch extending between the exhaust gas recirculation conduit and an engine intake system for delivery of exhaust gas thereto. A high pressure exhaust gas recirculation branch extends between the exhaust gas recirculation conduit and the compressor intake and delivers exhaust gas to the compressor for mixing with a compressed intake charge for delivery to the intake system.

  13. Fuel injector nozzle for an internal combustion engine

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    Cavanagh, Mark S. (Bloomington, IL); Urven, Jr., Roger L. (Colona, IL); Lawrence, Keith E. (Peoria, IL)

    2011-03-22T23:59:59.000Z

    A direct injection fuel injector includes a nozzle tip having a plurality of passages allowing fluid communication between an inner nozzle tip surface portion and an outer nozzle tip surface portion and directly into a combustion chamber of an internal combustion engine. A first group of the passages have inner surface apertures located substantially in a first common plane. A second group of the passages have inner surface apertures located substantially in at least a second common plane substantially parallel to the first common plane. The second group has more passages than the first group.

  14. Fuel injector nozzle for an internal combustion engine

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    Cavanagh, Mark S. (Bloomington, IL); Urven, Jr., Roger L. (Colona, IL); Lawrence, Keith E. (Peoria, IL)

    2008-11-04T23:59:59.000Z

    A direct injection fuel injector includes a nozzle tip having a plurality of passages allowing fluid communication between an inner nozzle tip surface portion and an outer nozzle tip surface portion and directly into a combustion chamber of an internal combustion engine. A first group of the passages have inner surface apertures located substantially in a first common plane. A second group of the passages have inner surface apertures located substantially in at least a second common plane substantially parallel to the first common plane. The second group has more passages than the first group.

  15. Fuel injector nozzle for an internal combustion engine

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    Cavanagh, Mark S. (Bloomington, IL); Urven, Jr., Roger L. (Colona, IL); Lawrence, Keith E. (Peoria, IL)

    2007-11-06T23:59:59.000Z

    A direct injection fuel injector includes a nozzle tip having a plurality of passages allowing fluid communication between an inner nozzle tip surface portion and an outer nozzle tip surface portion and directly into a combustion chamber of an internal combustion engine. A first group of the passages have inner surface apertures located substantially in a first common plane. A second group of the passages have inner surface apertures located substantially in at least a second common plane substantially parallel to the first common plane. The second group has more passages than the first group.

  16. Fuel Injector Nozzle For An Internal Combustion Engine

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    Cavanagh, Mark S. (Bloomington, IL); Urven, Jr.; Roger L. (Colona, IL); Lawrence, Keith E. (Peoria, IL)

    2006-04-25T23:59:59.000Z

    A direct injection fuel injector includes a nozzle tip having a plurality of passages allowing fluid communication between an inner nozzle tip surface portion and an outer nozzle tip surface portion and directly into a combustion chamber of an internal combustion engine. A first group of the passages have inner surface apertures located substantially in a first common plane. A second group of the passages have inner surface apertures located substantially in at least a second common plane substantially parallel to the first common plane. The second group has more passages than the first group.

  17. Variable compression ratio device for internal combustion engine

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    Maloney, Ronald P.; Faletti, James J.

    2004-03-23T23:59:59.000Z

    An internal combustion engine, particularly suitable for use in a work machine, is provided with a combustion cylinder, a cylinder head at an end of the combustion cylinder and a primary piston reciprocally disposed within the combustion cylinder. The cylinder head includes a secondary cylinder and a secondary piston reciprocally disposed within the secondary cylinder. An actuator is coupled with the secondary piston for controlling the position of the secondary piston dependent upon the position of the primary piston. A communication port establishes fluid flow communication between the combustion cylinder and the secondary cylinder.

  18. International conference on Graphics Engineering , 2013 Madrid,Spain

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    surfaces that interact with external elements. These surfaces are designed to provide sealing or friction functions, optical or aero dynamics properties. The technical function of the surface requires specific

  19. Computations and modeling of oil transport between piston lands and liner in internal combustion engines

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    Fang, Tianshi

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The consumption of lubricating oil in internal combustion engines is a continuous interest for engine developers and remains to be one of the least understood areas. A better understanding on oil transport is critical to ...

  20. International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Systems Management IESM 2005, May 16 19, Marrakech (Morocco)

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    the methods used in engineering and construction, from design to building construction (concurrent engineeringInternational Conference on Industrial Engineering and Systems Management IESM 2005, May 16 ­ 19 and a tool. S. Kubicki, J.C. Bignon and G. Halin CRAI - Research Centre in Architecture and Engineering

  1. 1 Copyright 2010 by ASME Proceedings of the ASME 2010 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences &

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    Williams II, Robert L.

    -dof linkages, cams, and gear trains, such as the Ross-yoke Stirling engine mechanism shown in Figure 1 trains. #12;2 Copyright © 2010 by ASME Figure 1. Ross-Yoke Stirling Engine Mechanism www.ent.ohiou.edu/~urieli/stirling/engines1 Copyright © 2010 by ASME Proceedings of the ASME 2010 International Design Engineering Technical

  2. Apparatus for photocatalytic destruction of internal combustion engine emissions during cold start

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    Janata, J.; McVay, G.L.; Peden, C.H.; Exarhos, G.J.

    1998-07-14T23:59:59.000Z

    A method and apparatus are disclosed for the destruction of emissions from an internal combustion engine wherein a substrate coated with TiO{sub 2} is exposed to a light source in the exhaust system of an internal combustion engine thereby catalyzing oxidation/reduction reactions between gaseous hydrocarbons, carbon monoxide, nitrogen oxides and oxygen in the exhaust of the internal combustion engine. 4 figs.

  3. Evaluation and silicon nitride internal combustion engine components

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    Voldrich, W. (Allied-Signal Aerospace Co., Torrance, CA (United States). Garrett Ceramic Components Div.)

    1992-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The feasibility of silicon nitride (Si[sub 3]N[sub 4]) use in internal combustion engines was studied by testing three different components for wear resistance and lower reciprocating mass. The information obtained from these preliminary spin rig and engine tests indicates several design changes are necessary to survive high-stress engine applications. The three silicon nitride components tested were valve spring retainers, tappet rollers, and fuel pump push rod ends. Garrett Ceramic Components' gas-pressure sinterable Si[sub 3]N[sub 4] (GS-44) was used to fabricate the above components. Components were final machined from densified blanks that had been green formed by isostatic pressing of GS-44 granules. Spin rig testing of the valve spring retainers indicated that these Si[sub 3]N[sub 4] components could survive at high RPM levels (9,500) when teamed with silicon nitride valves and lower spring tension than standard titanium components. Silicon nitride tappet rollers showed no wear on roller O.D. or I.D. surfaces, steel axles and lifters; however, due to the uncrowned design of these particular rollers the cam lobes indicated wear after spin rig testing. Fuel pump push rod ends were successful at reducing wear on the cam lobe and rod end when tested on spin rigs and in real-world race applications.

  4. International Conference on Engineering Education October 1621, 2004, Gainesville, Florida. The Learning Factory 10 Years of Impact at Penn State

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    Lamancusa, John S.

    that cover product dissection, concurrent engineering, and engineering entrepreneurship, in additionInternational Conference on Engineering Education October 16­21, 2004, Gainesville, Florida. 1-industry partnership established to integrate design, manufacturing and business realities into the engineering

  5. Emission control system and method for internal combustion engine

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    Owens, L.

    1980-06-03T23:59:59.000Z

    Fresh air is introduced into the exhaust pipe leading to the muffler for an internal combustion engine, while the air and exhaust gas mixture is cooled, not only in the muffler but also in a circuitous tube which extends from the muffler to the normal discharge or tail pipe and in which a special cooler may be installed. From the outlet of the special cooling tube, which faces forwardly, a portion of the air and exhaust gas mixture, now cooled, is led from a Y-connection to the intake tube of the air filter, so that the air and exhaust gas mixture will be introduced into the intake system prior to the carburetor. A rearwardly slanting arm of the Y-connection connects the front end of the special cooling pipe with the normal tail pipe. The carburetor has one or more air bleed tubes leading into the mixture passage at or below the butterfly valves, so that at idling speeds, a small amount of fresh air is introduced, irrespective of the position of the butterfly valves, to overcome any tendency for the engine, when idling, to cough or sputter due to the introduction of an air and exhaust gas mixture to the air filter intake.

  6. Towards a detailed soot model for internal combustion engines

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    Mosbach, Sebastian; Celnik, Matthew S.; Raj, Abhijeet; Kraft, Markus [Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology, University of Cambridge, Pembroke Street, Cambridge CB2 3RA (United Kingdom); Zhang, Hongzhi R. [Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Utah, 1495 East 100 South, Kennecott Research Building, Salt Lake City, UT 84112 (United States); Kubo, Shuichi [Frontier Research Center, Toyota Central R and D Labs., Inc., Nagakute, Aichi 480-1192 (Japan); Kim, Kyoung-Oh [Higashifuji Technical Center, Toyota Motor Corporation, Mishuku 1200, Susono, Shizuoka 480-1193 (Japan)

    2009-06-15T23:59:59.000Z

    In this work, we present a detailed model for the formation of soot in internal combustion engines describing not only bulk quantities such as soot mass, number density, volume fraction, and surface area but also the morphology and chemical composition of soot aggregates. The new model is based on the Stochastic Reactor Model (SRM) engine code, which uses detailed chemistry and takes into account convective heat transfer and turbulent mixing, and the soot formation is accounted for by SWEEP, a population balance solver based on a Monte Carlo method. In order to couple the gas-phase to the particulate phase, a detailed chemical kinetic mechanism describing the combustion of Primary Reference Fuels (PRFs) is extended to include small Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs) such as pyrene, which function as soot precursor species for particle inception in the soot model. Apart from providing averaged quantities as functions of crank angle like soot mass, volume fraction, aggregate diameter, and the number of primary particles per aggregate for example, the integrated model also gives detailed information such as aggregate and primary particle size distribution functions. In addition, specifics about aggregate structure and composition, including C/H ratio and PAH ring count distributions, and images similar to those produced with Transmission Electron Microscopes (TEMs), can be obtained. The new model is applied to simulate an n-heptane fuelled Homogeneous Charge Compression Ignition (HCCI) engine which is operated at an equivalence ratio of 1.93. In-cylinder pressure and heat release predictions show satisfactory agreement with measurements. Furthermore, simulated aggregate size distributions as well as their time evolution are found to qualitatively agree with those obtained experimentally through snatch sampling. It is also observed both in the experiment as well as in the simulation that aggregates in the trapped residual gases play a vital role in the soot formation process. (author)

  7. Hydrogen Internal Combustion Engine Two Wheeler with on-board Metal Hydride Storage

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    Hydrogen Internal Combustion Engine Two Wheeler with on-board Metal Hydride Storage K. Sapru*, S, as a transition, the hydrogen internal combustion engine can lead the way to a hydrogen economy, allowing of these can ease India's dependence on foreign oil, and also eliminate the drastic power shortage, which

  8. Proceedings of IMECE'04 2004 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition

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    Yao, Bin

    Proceedings of IMECE'04 2004 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition because of their size-to-power ratio and the ability to apply large forces and torques with fast response by ASME Proceedings of IMECE04 2004 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition

  9. Proceedings of IMECE2006 2006 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition

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    Rhoads, Jeffrey F.

    Proceedings of IMECE2006 2006 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition in size and power and the potential for improved sensitivity they of- fer. Typically, resonant to a given 1 Copyright c 2006 by ASME Proceedings of IMECE2006 2006 ASME International Mechanical Engineering

  10. Proceedings of IMECE2006 2006 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Conference and Exposition

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    Yao, Bin

    Proceedings of IMECE2006 2006 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Conference and Exposition 2006 by ASME Proceedings of IMECE2006 2006 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress electrical power via oxidation and reduction half reactions that are separated in space. In this case

  11. Proceedings of IDETC/CIE 2005 ASME 2005 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences

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    of the system. Rather, such systems exhibit branch- specific nonlinearities which, when collectively analyzedProceedings of IDETC/CIE 2005 ASME 2005 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences Proceedings of IDETC/CIE 2005 ASME 2005 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences & Computers

  12. Proceedings of the ASME 2013 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences & International Conference on Multibody Systems, Nonlinear Dynamics, and Control

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    Hurst, Jonathan

    Proceedings of the ASME 2013 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences & International to reduce custom code. The following is a comprehensive robot control system designed for, but not limited successfully deployed on the aforementioned bipedal robot. 1 Copyright c 2013 by ASME #12;FIGURE 1. THE ROBOT

  13. Proceedings of IDETC/CIE 2006 ASME 2006 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences &

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    Lamancusa, John S.

    material has been added to the Mechanical Engineering curriculum. Concurrent with mandated reductionsProceedings of IDETC/CIE 2006 ASME 2006 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences & Computers and Information in Engineering Conference September 10-13, 2006, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA 1

  14. 3rd IEEE International Symposium on Theoretical Aspects of Software Engineering

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    Qin, Shengchao

    and Workflows · Component-Based Software Engineering · Software Safety, Security and Reliability · Reverse Engineering and Software Maintenance · Service-Oriented Computing · Semantic Web and Web Services · Type3rd IEEE International Symposium on Theoretical Aspects of Software Engineering July 29 - 31, 2009

  15. Proceedings of ASME 2009 2009 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition

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    Van de Ven, James D.

    of the liquid piston includes the fluidyne Stirling engine, also used for water pumping [2-4]. A preliminary1 Proceedings of ASME 2009 2009 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress Mechanical Energy and Power Systems Lab Department of Mechanical Engineering Worcester Polytechnic Institute

  16. 1 Copyright 2010 by ASME ASME 2010 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition

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    Van de Ven, James D.

    processes and a conceptual Liquid Piston Stirling Engine are immediate applications. Proposed is a thin1 Copyright © 2010 by ASME -DRAFT- ASME 2010 International Mechanical Engineering Congress was an inspiration for the BHEX concept. He draws connections between optimal engineering design and #12;2 Copyright

  17. ICED'09/148 INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ENGINEERING DESIGN, ICED'09

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    Papalambros, Panos

    derived from the diversity of disciplines that contribute to design, including engineering, economics with the usual engineering requirements. This article describes the basic ideas in constructing the designICED'09/148 INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ENGINEERING DESIGN, ICED'09 24 - 27 AUGUST 2009, STANFORD

  18. Motoring of a Flexible Resonant Engine to Estimate Associated Damping Losses

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    Collins, Gary S.

    . Introduction The performance of internal combustion engines is limited by heat losses, friction losses, throttling, and combustion losses. These issues become more prevalent as the size of the engine is scaled of applications. One new concept is the development of a resonant heat engine, where combustion happens

  19. Introduction Rolling and Friction

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    Kuhn, Matthew R.

    Introduction Kinematics Solutions Rolling and Friction in Discrete Element Simulations Matthew R of rolling resistance Creep-friction definition Creep-friction vs. Cattaneo-Mindlin friction Classification / papers / EMI2011.pdf #12;Introduction Kinematics Solutions Classification of rolling resistance Creep-friction

  20. Microwave-Assisted Ignition for Improved Internal Combustion Engine Efficiency

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    DeFilippo, Anthony Cesar

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Modeling of Emissions from HCCI Engines using a ConsistentMechanism for Iso-Octane HCCI Combustion With TargetedCharge Compression Ignition (HCCI) Engine: Experimental and

  1. Analysis and Model-Based Control of Servomechanisms With Friction

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    Papadopoulos, Evangelos

    Analysis and Model-Based Control of Servomechanisms With Friction Evangelos G. Papadopoulos e Engineering, National Technical University of Athens, 15780 Athens, Greece Friction is responsible for several, model-based feedback compensation is studied for servomechanism tracking tasks. Several kinetic friction

  2. Friction of Steel Sliding Under Boundary Lubrication Regime in...

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    by reducing parasitic boundary regime friction losses and enable operation with lower viscosity oils while maintaining engine durability. deer08erck.pdf More Documents &...

  3. Experimental Analysis of the Single-Phase Heat Transfer and Friction Factor inside the Horizontal Internally Micro-Fin Tube

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    Ghajar, Afshin J.

    ; micro-fin tube I. INTRODUCTION Single-phase liquid flow in internally enhanced tubes is becoming more of tube is widely used in high flow rate applications because the heat transfer enhancement in high flow that the secondary flow inside the tube with longitudinal fins was insignificant in the laminar flow and the thermal

  4. Quantum friction

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    R. Tsekov

    2012-12-05T23:59:59.000Z

    The Brownian motion of a light quantum particle in a heavy classical gas is theoretically described and a new expression for the friction coefficient is obtained for arbitrary temperature. At zero temperature it equals to the de Broglie momentum of the mean free path divided by the mean free path. Alternatively, the corresponding mobility of the quantum particle in the classical gas is equal to the square of the mean free path divided by the Planck constant. The Brownian motion of a quantum particle in a quantum environment is also discussed.

  5. Hydrocarbon-fueled internal combustion engines: "the worst form of vehicle propulsion... except for all the other forms"

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    Hydrocarbon-fueled internal combustion engines: "the worst form of vehicle propulsion... except of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 90089-1453 Introduction Hydrocarbon-fueled internal combustion engines towards the use of hydrocarbon fueled internal combustion engines was the discovery of "large" amounts

  6. Cylinder Pressures and Vibration in Internal Combustion Engine Condition G O Chandroth, A J C Sharkey and N E Sharkey

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    Sharkey, Amanda

    Cylinder Pressures and Vibration in Internal Combustion Engine Condition Monitoring G O Chandroth focus on the detection of incipient faults in an internal combustion engine using a minimum number. The cylinder pressure (P) developed within an internal combustion engine can be considered to be the pulse

  7. Optimization of the Calibration for an Internal Combustion Engine Management System Using Multi-Objective Genetic Algorithms

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    Coello, Carlos A. Coello

    Optimization of the Calibration for an Internal Combustion Engine Management System Using Multi, the level of complexity of internal combustion engines is increasing steadily and the number of these problems, almost since the advent of electronics control of internal combustion engines, finding a way

  8. Friction coefficients of sorghum grain on steel, teflon, and concrete surfaces

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    Hossain, Quazi A

    1967-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    termed "Coulomb friction" or dry friction. Merriam (26) differentiated it from "fluid friction" (that which occurs in the presence of a separating layer of lubricating fluid) and "internal friction" (that which resists e~ternal shear in a cohesionless... by many investigators, notably by de la Hire (17) and Euler (13) . The latter agreed with Amontons in giving to all surfaces a frictional coefficient of one third. The most systematic work on friction was done by Coulomb (12) . He examined a large...

  9. Jet plume injection and combustion system for internal combustion engines

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    Oppenheim, A.K.; Maxson, J.A.; Hensinger, D.M.

    1993-12-21T23:59:59.000Z

    An improved combustion system for an internal combustion engine is disclosed wherein a rich air/fuel mixture is furnished at high pressure to one or more jet plume generator cavities adjacent to a cylinder and then injected through one or more orifices from the cavities into the head space of the cylinder to form one or more turbulent jet plumes in the head space of the cylinder prior to ignition of the rich air/fuel mixture in the cavity of the jet plume generator. The portion of the rich air/fuel mixture remaining in the cavity of the generator is then ignited to provide a secondary jet, comprising incomplete combustion products which are injected into the cylinder to initiate combustion in the already formed turbulent jet plume. Formation of the turbulent jet plume in the head space of the cylinder prior to ignition has been found to yield a higher maximum combustion pressure in the cylinder, as well as shortening the time period to attain such a maximum pressure. 24 figures.

  10. Jet plume injection and combustion system for internal combustion engines

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    Oppenheim, Antoni K. (Kensington, CA); Maxson, James A. (Berkeley, CA); Hensinger, David M. (Albany, CA)

    1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    An improved combustion system for an internal combustion engine is disclosed wherein a rich air/fuel mixture is furnished at high pressure to one or more jet plume generator cavities adjacent to a cylinder and then injected through one or more orifices from the cavities into the head space of the cylinder to form one or more turbulent jet plumes in the head space of the cylinder prior to ignition of the rich air/fuel mixture in the cavity of the jet plume generator. The portion of the rich air/fuel mixture remaining in the cavity of the generator is then ignited to provide a secondary jet, comprising incomplete combustion products which are injected into the cylinder to initiate combustion in the already formed turbulent jet plume. Formation of the turbulent jet plume in the head space of the cylinder prior to ignition has been found to yield a higher maximum combustion pressure in the cylinder, as well as shortening the time period to attain such a maximum pressure.

  11. Observing and modeling nonlinear dynamics in an internal combustion engine Engineering Technology Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, Tennessee 37831-8088

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    Tennessee, University of

    Observing and modeling nonlinear dynamics in an internal combustion engine C. S. Daw* Engineering motivated, nonlinear map as a model for cyclic combustion variation in spark-ignited internal combustion combustion engines can exhibit substantial cycle-to-cycle variation in combustion energy release

  12. http://jer.sagepub.com/ International Journal of Engine Research

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    Wooldridge, Margaret S.

    single-cylinder research engine to spark-assisted HCCI An experimental investigation of the sensitivity and combustion properties of a single-cylinder research engine to spark-assisted HCCI B T Zigler1,2 , P E Keros1 ignition (HCCI) combustion may be a method to improve the operation of HCCI engines. In the current study

  13. Rotating electrical machines - Part 22: AC generators for reciprocating internal combustion (RIC) engine driven generating sets

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    International Electrotechnical Commission. Geneva

    1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Establishes the principal characteristics of a.c. generators under the control of their voltage regulators when used for reciprocating internal combustion engine driven generating sets. Supplements the requirements given in IEC 60034-1.

  14. Modeling the lubrication of the piston ring pack in internal combustion engines using the deterministic method

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    Chen, Haijie

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Piston ring packs are used in internal combustion engines to seal both the high pressure gas in the combustion chamber and the lubricant oil in the crank case. The interaction between the piston ring pack and the cylinder ...

  15. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL FOR NUMERICAL METHODS IN BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING Int. J. Numer. Meth. Biomed. Engng. (2012)

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    Buscaglia, Gustavo C.

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL FOR NUMERICAL METHODS IN BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING Int. J. Numer. Meth. Biomed iterative coupling of dimen- sionally heterogeneous flow models in computational hemodynamics. INTRODUCTION In recent years, several efforts have been directed at integrating different mathematical models

  16. Numerical modeling of piston secondary motion and skirt lubrication in internal combustion engines

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    McClure, Fiona

    2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Internal combustion engines dominate transportation of people and goods, contributing significantly to air pollution, and requiring large amounts of fossil fuels. With increasing public concern about the environment and ...

  17. 1 Copyright 2010 by ASME Proceedings of the ASME 2010 International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition

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    Bahrami, Majid

    1 Copyright © 2010 by ASME Proceedings of the ASME 2010 International Mechanical Engineering and power. This heater is used to focus a sample model analyte, fluorescent dye, at an arbitrary location

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    1 Copyright © 2013 by ASME Proceedings of the ASME 2013 International Design Engineering Technical (Amazon, Epinions). Since social media has manifested itself to be a powerful tool for marketing

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    Stachel, Hellmuth

    1 Copyright © 2014 by ASME Proceedings of the ASME 2014 International Design Engineering Technical components to transmit mechanical power in machines. They can be assembled to produce simple and planetary

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    Thomas, Brian G.

    1 Copyright © 2009 by ASME Proceedings of the ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress-averaged flows have been studied through mean velocities and fluctuations, and power spectrums of instantaneous

  1. A cycle simulation of coal particle fueled reciprocating internal-combustion engines

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    Rosegay, Kenneth Harold

    1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    modifications to conventional diesels or to- tally new designs to be successful. Anal tical Studies Very little analytical work has been directed at the combustion of coal particles in the cylinder of an 16 internal combustion engine. The first...A CYCLE SIMULATION OF COAL PARTICLE FUELED RECIPROCATING INTERNAL-COMBUSTION ENGINES A Thesis by KENNETH HAROLD ROSEGAY Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas ASM University in partial fulfillment of the requirement for the degree...

  2. Proceedings of MSEC2006 2006 ASME International Conference on Manufacturing Science and Engineering

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    Yao, Y. Lawrence

    Proceedings of MSEC2006 2006 ASME International Conference on Manufacturing Science and Engineering SCALE LASER SHOCK PEENING Yajun Fan, Youneng Wang, Sinisa Vukelic, and Y. Lawrence Yao Department of Mechanical Engineering, Columbia University New York, NY 10027 ABSTRACT Laser shock peening (LSP

  3. Side branch absorber for exhaust manifold of two-stroke internal combustion engine

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    Harris, Ralph E. (San Antonio, TX); Broerman, III, Eugene L. (San Antonio, TX); Bourn, Gary D. (Laramie, WY)

    2011-01-11T23:59:59.000Z

    A method of improving scavenging operation of a two-stroke internal combustion engine. The exhaust pressure of the engine is analyzed to determine if there is a pulsation frequency. Acoustic modeling is used to design an absorber. An appropriately designed side branch absorber may be attached to the exhaust manifold.

  4. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL FOR NUMERICAL METHODS IN ENGINEERING Int. J. Numer. Meth. Engng 2004; 61:24022427

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    Jiao, Xiangmin "Jim"

    INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL FOR NUMERICAL METHODS IN ENGINEERING Int. J. Numer. Meth. Engng 2004; 61 Jiao and Michael T. Heath, Computational Science and Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana, and combustion, in an efficient and accurate manner. The multidisciplinary nature of such systems suggests

  5. MODEL-DRIVEN ENGINEERING FOR IMPLEMENTING THE ISO 19100 SERIES OF INTERNATIONAL STANDARDS

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    MODEL-DRIVEN ENGINEERING FOR IMPLEMENTING THE ISO 19100 SERIES OF INTERNATIONAL STANDARDS CYRIL of the ISO 19100 series of standards with use of Model-Driven Engineering (MDE) techniques. We expose how MDE to use ISO 19109, 19110 and 19117 models in order to generate a rich client application. Our work takes

  6. Investigation of Surface Treatments to Improve the Friction and Wear of Titanium Alloys for Diesel Engine Components

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    Blau, Peter J. [Oak Ridge National Laboratory; Cooley, Kevin M. [Oak Ridge National Laboratory; Kirkham, Melanie J. [Oak Ridge National Laboratory; Bansal, Dinesh G. [Oak Ridge Associated Universities

    2012-09-20T23:59:59.000Z

    This final report summarizes experimental and analytical work performed under an agreement between the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Office of Transportation Technologies, and UT-Battelle LLC. The project was directed by Jerry Gibbs, of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Propulsion Materials Program, with management by D. P. Stinton and J. A. Haynes of ORNL. Participants included Peter J. Blau (Principal Investigator), Kevin M. Cooley (senior technician), Melanie J. Kirkham (materials scientist) of the Materials Science and Technology Division or ORNL, and Dinesh G. Bansal, a post doctoral fellow employed by Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU) and who, at the time of this writing, is an engineer with Cummins, Inc. This report covers a three-year effort that involved two stages. In the first stage, and after a review of the literature and discussions with surface treatment experts, a series of candidate alloys and surface treatments for titanium alloy (Ti-6Al-4V) was selected for initial screening. After pre-screening using an ASTM standard test method, the more promising surface treatments were tested in Phase 2 using a variable loading apparatus that was designed and built to simulate the changing load patterns in a typical connecting rod bearing. Information on load profiles from the literature was supplemented with the help of T.C. Chen and Howard Savage of Cummins, Inc. Considering the dynamic and evolving nature of materials technology, this report presents a snapshot of commercial and experimental bearing surface technologies for titanium alloys that were available during the period of this work. Undoubtedly, further improvements in surface engineering methods for titanium will evolve.

  7. Internal combustion engine with rotary valve assembly having variable intake valve timing

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    Hansen, Craig N. (Eden Prairie, MN); Cross, Paul C. (Shorewood, MN)

    1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    An internal combustion engine has rotary valves associated with movable shutters operable to vary the closing of intake air/fuel port sections to obtain peak volumetric efficiency over the entire range of speed of the engine. The shutters are moved automatically by a control mechanism that is responsive to the RPM of the engine. A foot-operated lever associated with the control mechanism is also used to move the shutters between their open and closed positions.

  8. Power and efficiency limits for internal combustion engines via methods of finite-time thermodynamics

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    Berry, R. Stephen

    Power and efficiency limits for internal combustion engines via methods of finite publication 17 June 1993) Analytical expressionsfor the upper bounds of power and efficiency of an internal and expensiveto compute and analyze.2If we are interestedin maximum power output or in maximum effi- ciency

  9. H2 Internal Combustion Engine Research Towards 45% efficiency...

    Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

    Funding in FY09: 500k Funding for FY10: 840k request Barriers Understand and optimize hydrogen direct injection engine operation Evaluate in-cylinder emissions reduction...

  10. Certification of a weld produced by friction stir welding

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    Obaditch, Chris; Grant, Glenn J

    2013-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Methods, devices, and systems for providing certification of friction stir welds are disclosed. A sensor is used to collect information related to a friction stir weld. Data from the sensor is compared to threshold values provided by an extrinsic standard setting organizations using a certification engine. The certification engine subsequently produces a report on the certification status of the weld.

  11. Skin friction blistering: computer model.

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    Xing, Malcolm; Pan, Ning; Zhong, Wen; Maibach, Howard

    2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    on blisters produced by friction. I. Results of linearDuplantis KL, Jones BH. Friction blisters. Pathophysiology,WA, Sulzberger MB. The friction blister. Mil Med 6. Cortese

  12. Intern experience at Greiner Engineering: an internship report

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    Mahoney, Kevin Michael

    2013-03-13T23:59:59.000Z

    An Internship Report by KEVIN MICHAEL MAHONEY Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of DOCTOR OF ENGINEERING December 1987 Major Subject: Civil Engineering... An Internship Report by KEVIN MICHAEL MAHONEY Approved as to style and content by: Dr. W. P. Student's James. Chairman Advisory Committee Dr . J . S . Committee Noel. CVEN Member Dr. D. N. Committee Little. Jr.. CVEN Member Dr. D. A. Committee...

  13. Frictional Widgets: Enhancing Touch Interfaces with Programmable Friction

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    Levesque, Vincent

    Frictional Widgets: Enhancing Touch Interfaces with Programmable Friction Abstract Touch the design possibilities offered by augmenting touchscreens with programmable surface friction. Four exemplar of touch interactions can be enhanced when using a touchscreen with dynamically varied surface friction. We

  14. PETROLEUM ENGINEERING With an international reputation for preparing students for

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    Gelfond, Michael

    , artificial lift and system analysis, casing design and rheology studies, surface operations and facilities, Production Engineering Dr. Waylon House Instructor Mechanisms of Phase Separation: How Molecular Systems in Aqueous Systems; Asphaltene & Paraffin Precipitation in Oil Systems Dr. Habib K. Menouar, P.E. Associate

  15. International Symposium on Engineering Neo-Biomimetics II

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    Harigaya, Kikuo

    and Nature Technology. This symposium has also left not a small after-effect to promote worldwide human for future soft robotics. The importance of database will be highlighted as well as an engine for Biominetics" OP02 11:00 Marian PLOTKIN (Natl. Univ. Singapore, Singapore) "Solar energy harvesting

  16. INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON THE HEAT TREATMENT AND SURFACE ENGINEERING OF

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    Fernandez, Thomas

    #12;Chair Vojteh Leskovsek, SSHT, Slovenia Co-Chair Bo o Smoljan, CSHTSE, Croatia Co-Chair Heimo Jäger Krumes, Croatia Bo idar Lisèiæ, Croatia Aleksander Nakonieczny, Poland David Nolan, Australia Peter International Programme Committee Monika Jenko, Slovenia, Chair Franjo Cajner, Croatia Tomislav Filetin, Croatia

  17. Dynamical friction on satellite galaxies

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    Michiko Fujii; Yoko Funato; Junichiro Makino

    2006-06-23T23:59:59.000Z

    For a rigid model satellite, Chandrasekhar's dynamical friction formula describes the orbital evolution quite accurately, when the Coulomb logarithm is chosen appropriately. However, it is not known if the orbital evolution of a real satellite with the internal degree of freedom can be described by the dynamical friction formula. We performed N-body simulation of the orbital evolution of a self-consistent satellite galaxy within a self-consistent parent galaxy. We found that the orbital decay of the simulated satellite is significantly faster than the estimate from the dynamical friction formula. The main cause of this discrepancy is that the stars stripped out of the satellite are still close to the satellite, and increase the drag force on the satellite through two mechanisms. One is the direct drag force from particles in the trailing tidal arm, a non-axisymmetric force that slows the satellite down. The other is the indirect effect that is caused by the particles remaining close to the satellite after escape. The force from them enhances the wake caused in the parent galaxy by dynamical friction, and this larger wake in turn slows the satellite down more than expected from the contribution of its bound mass. We found these two have comparable effects, and the combined effect can be as large as 20% of the total drag force on the satellite.

  18. Intern experience at Teledyne Brown Engineering: an internship report

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    Hammond, Walter Edward, 1947-

    2013-03-13T23:59:59.000Z

    -Value Attack and Defense Effectiveness Model MX Missile X NASA National Aeronautics and Space Agency OPUS Optimal Preferential Utilities and Strategies Program OR Operations Research O&S Operations and Support PBV Post Boost Vehicle P.E. Professional... under decentralized management and strong local autonomy. In addition to its main facilities in Huntsville's Cummings Research Park, Teledyne Brown Engineering has branch operations at the Huntsville-Madison County Airport and in California, Colorado...

  19. Rotational Quantum Friction

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    Rongkuo Zhao; Alejandro Manjavacas; F. Javier García de Abajo; J. B. Pendry

    2012-09-25T23:59:59.000Z

    We investigate the frictional forces due to quantum fluctuations acting on a small sphere rotating near a surface. At zero temperature, we find the frictional force near a surface to be several orders of magnitude larger than that for the sphere rotating in vacuum. For metallic materials with typical conductivity, quantum friction is maximized by matching the frequency of rotation with the conductivity. Materials with poor conductivity are favored to obtain large quantum frictions. For semiconductor materials that are able to support surface plasmon polaritons, quantum friction can be further enhanced by several orders of magnitude due to the excitation of surface plasmon polaritons.

  20. Internal combuston engine having separated cylinder head oil drains and crankcase ventilation passages

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    Boggs, D.L.; Baraszu, D.J.; Foulkes, D.M.; Gomes, E.G.

    1998-12-29T23:59:59.000Z

    An internal combustion engine includes separated oil drain-back and crankcase ventilation passages. The oil drain-back passages extend from the cylinder head to a position below the top level of oil in the engine`s crankcase. The crankcase ventilation passages extend from passages formed in the main bearing bulkheads from positions above the oil level in the crankcase and ultimately through the cylinder head. Oil dams surrounding the uppermost portions of the crankcase ventilation passages prevent oil from running downwardly through the crankcase ventilation passages. 4 figs.

  1. Apparatus and method for operating internal combustion engines from variable mixtures of gaseous fuels

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    Heffel, James W.; Scott, Paul B.

    2003-09-02T23:59:59.000Z

    An apparatus and method for utilizing any arbitrary mixture ratio of multiple fuel gases having differing combustion characteristics, such as natural gas and hydrogen gas, within an internal combustion engine. The gaseous fuel composition ratio is first sensed, such as by thermal conductivity, infrared signature, sound propagation speed, or equivalent mixture differentiation mechanisms and combinations thereof which are utilized as input(s) to a "multiple map" engine control module which modulates selected operating parameters of the engine, such as fuel injection and ignition timing, in response to the proportions of fuel gases available so that the engine operates correctly and at high efficiency irrespective of the gas mixture ratio being utilized. As a result, an engine configured according to the teachings of the present invention may be fueled from at least two different fuel sources without admixing constraints.

  2. Apparatus and method for operating internal combustion engines from variable mixtures of gaseous fuels

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    Heffel, James W. (Lake Matthews, CA); Scott, Paul B. (Northridge, CA); Park, Chan Seung (Yorba Linda, CA)

    2011-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    An apparatus and method for utilizing any arbitrary mixture ratio of multiple fuel gases having differing combustion characteristics, such as natural gas and hydrogen gas, within an internal combustion engine. The gaseous fuel composition ratio is first sensed, such as by thermal conductivity, infrared signature, sound propagation speed, or equivalent mixture differentiation mechanisms and combinations thereof which are utilized as input(s) to a "multiple map" engine control module which modulates selected operating parameters of the engine, such as fuel injection and ignition timing, in response to the proportions of fuel gases available so that the engine operates correctly and at high efficiency irrespective of the gas mixture ratio being utilized. As a result, an engine configured according to the teachings of the present invention may be fueled from at least two different fuel sources without admixing constraints.

  3. Method and apparatus to clean the intake system of an internal combustion engine

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    Hein, S.R.; Clack, S.R.; Burrows, J.L.

    1991-02-05T23:59:59.000Z

    This patent describes an apparatus for cleaning the intake system of an internal combustion engine. It comprises: an air metering block having air passage means therein including an air outlet; an adapter means to connect the outlet of the air metering block to the intake system of the engine; air inlet means in the block communicating with the air passage means, an adjustment means within the air metering block for controlling the amount of air introduced into the air passage means; an injector means for connection to the intake system of an engine for injecting a solvent into the intake system of the engine; and a control means for controlling the injector means to vary the amount of solvent injected into the intake system of the engine by the injector means.

  4. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL FOR NUMERICAL METHODS IN ENGINEERING Int. J. Numer. Meth. Engng (in press)

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    Potra, Florian

    that experience intermittent contacts with dry friction, the rigid body assumption considerably simplifies implicit trapezoidal method for integrating stiff multibody dynamics with contact, joints, and friction dynamics with contact, joints and friction. The approach uses a linearization of the modified trapezoidal

  5. PHYSICAL REVIEW E 90, 022139 (2014) Enhanced efficiency of internal combustion engines by employing spinning gas

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    transfer to the wall [5,6], optimal piston trajectory [7], and other nonideal effects in combusting gas [8PHYSICAL REVIEW E 90, 022139 (2014) Enhanced efficiency of internal combustion engines by employing spinning gas V. I. Geyko* and N. J. Fisch Department of Astrophysical Sciences, Princeton University

  6. 2003 ICECE March 16 19, 2003, So Paulo, BRAZIL International Conference on Engineering and Computer Education

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    Larkin, Teresa L.

    of students that encompasses the focus of this paper is non-science majors taking introductory physics for use within the international community of science and engineering educators. DESCRIPTION OF STUDENT L. Larkin, Department of Computer Science, Audio Technology, and Physics, American University, 4400

  7. Comparison of the Fire Consequences of an Electric Vehicle and an Internal Combustion Engine Vehicle.

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Comparison of the Fire Consequences of an Electric Vehicle and an Internal Combustion Engine key new technologies in the development of electric vehicles (EV), risks pertaining to them have at presenting the main results of these fire tests. KEYWORDS: electric vehicles, battery, fire, safety

  8. 1 Copyright 2012 by ASME Proceedings of the 2012 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition

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    1 Copyright © 2012 by ASME Proceedings of the 2012 ASME International Mechanical Engineering of this paper is to generate a standalone automated code for segmenting colored optical microscope images microscope. Via color-coding to facilitate the bone microstructure identification, the image analysis results

  9. Proceedings of IMECE'04 2004 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress Expo

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    Vasilyev, Oleg V.

    Proceedings of IMECE'04 2004 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress Expo Anaheim mixtures. The nu- merical formulation has been implemented to a multi-physics unstructured code "Rocflu 2004 by ASME #12;ture of the jet and its radiated noise. Osman et al. [2] conducted an analysis

  10. Proceedings of IMECE'03 ASME 2003 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Expo

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    Dennis, Brian

    Proceedings of IMECE'03 ASME 2003 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Expo Washington tested on 3-D sim- ple geometries. The finite element code uses an efficient sparse matrix storage scheme ASME. Research Associate. Member ASME. Professor and Director of MAIDO Institute. Fellow of ASME

  11. Proceedings of IMECE'05 2005 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress Expo

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    Vasilyev, Oleg V.

    Proceedings of IMECE'05 2005 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress Expo Orlando-physics unstructured code "RocfluMP" that solves the modified three-dimensional time-dependent Euler- 1 Copyright c 2005 by ASME #12;havior of flow. Experimental evidence demonstrates that cavita- tion

  12. Transactions of AMSE International Journal of Solar Energy Engineering 1 Copyright #### by ASME

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    , uncertainty, model validation 1 Introduction In hot climates, action must be taken against solar heating heat transfer due to the conduction process. However, this type of thermal insulation does not reduceTransactions of AMSE International Journal of Solar Energy Engineering 1 Copyright © #### by ASME

  13. Removable Urban Pavements: An innovative, sustainable technology Journal: International Journal of Pavement Engineering

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    1 Removable Urban Pavements: An innovative, sustainable technology Journal: International Journal of Pavement Engineering URL: http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/gpav E-mail: IJPE.editor@citg.tudelft.nl, alqadi@uiuc.edu Removable Urban Pavements: An innovative, sustainable technology François de Larrard1, Thierry Sedran2, Jean

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    of this prediction algorithm does not need statistical data or rely on an underlying cinematic human model with preCopyright © 2009 by ASME 125 Proceedings of the ASME 2009 International Design Engineering by computationally demanding interpolation or extrapolation schemes. Since interpolation algorithms require data

  15. ACEEE International Journal on Electrical and Power Engineering, Vol. 1, No. 1, Jan 2010 2010 ACEEE

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    the output power directly from the shaft without any need to calculate losses. Conventionally, the shaftACEEE International Journal on Electrical and Power Engineering, Vol. 1, No. 1, Jan 2010 1 © 2010 ACEEE DOI: 01.ijepe.01.01.01 Energy Audit And Management Of Induction Motor Using Field Test And Genetic

  16. Proceedings ASCE International Water Resources Engineering Conference August 8-12, 1999, Seattle, WA

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    Wells, Scott A.

    and flood control. Eutrophic conditions are caused by increased water temperatures due to lack of shadingProceedings ASCE International Water Resources Engineering Conference August 8-12, 1999, Seattle and Columbia Rivers. It is a eutrophic water body susceptible to algae blooms and crashes and periods of high p

  17. Proceedings of FUELCELL2006 Fourth International Conference on Fuel Cell Science, Engineering and Technology

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    Stefanopoulou, Anna

    of water within the fuel cell stack is crit- ical for optimal stack performance. A balance must be struckProceedings of FUELCELL2006 Fourth International Conference on Fuel Cell Science, Engineering-ORIENTED MODEL OF THE WATER DYNAMICS IN FUEL CELLS B. A. McCain Fuel Cell Control Laboratory Department

  18. Third International Workshop on Software Engineering for High Performance Computing (HPC) Applications

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    Carver, Jeffrey C.

    Third International Workshop on Software Engineering for High Performance Computing (HPC, and financial modeling. The TOP500 website (http://www.top500.org) lists the top 500 high performance computing to define new ways of measuring high performance computing systems that take into account not only the low

  19. 1 Copyright 2010 by ASME Proceedings of the ASME 2010 International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition

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    1 Copyright © 2010 by ASME Proceedings of the ASME 2010 International Mechanical Engineering as promising power sources in automotive, electronic, portables, and stationary applications [1]. PEMFCs and electricity which can be used for a variety of applications [2]. To have a continuous power generation

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    Papalambros, Panos

    1 Copyright © 2010 by ASME Proceedings of the ASME 2010 International Design Engineering Technical are often addressed through decomposition. Consider, for example, an electric vehicle (EV) powertrain to high-fidelity, "blackbox" simulations, in the form: #12;2 Copyright © 2010 by ASME -200000 -150000

  1. 1 Copyright 2009 by ASME Proceedings of the ASME 2009 International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition

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    Van de Ven, James D.

    1 Copyright © 2009 by ASME Proceedings of the ASME 2009 International Mechanical Engineering OF A HIGH-SPEED ON-OFF VALVE Allan A. Katz Mechanical Energy and Power Systems Lab Worcester Polytechnic Institute Worcester, MA, USA James D. Van de Ven Mechanical Energy and Power Systems Lab Worcester

  2. 1 Copyright 2012 by ASME Proceedings of the ASME 2012 International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition

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    Ramakrishnan, Naren

    1 Copyright © 2012 by ASME Proceedings of the ASME 2012 International Mechanical Engineering of society's transformation since then has been made possible through the technological breakthroughs powered a confluence of powerful technologies. In a landmark NSF/DOC sponsored report, Roco and Bainbridge [1

  3. 1 Copyright 2010 by ASME Proceedings of the ASME 2010 International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition

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    1 Copyright © 2010 by ASME Proceedings of the ASME 2010 International Mechanical Engineering and thermo-chemical research seeks to develop efficient processes for solar power generation and fuel of delivering 3 kW of radiative power onto an area of 7 ×××× 7 cm2 with a peak flux of 16 MW/m2 [13

  4. 1 Copyright 2009 by ASME Proceedings of the ASME 2009 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences &

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    Williams II, Robert L.

    1 Copyright © 2009 by ASME Proceedings of the ASME 2009 International Design Engineering Technical of the power of computers (as PCs were on the rise) to solve linear equations via standard matrix methods;2 Copyright © 2009 by ASME 2. FOUR-BAR MECHANISM INVERSE DYNAMICS MATRIX METHOD For each moving link we can

  5. 1 Copyright 2013 by ASME PROCEEDINGS OF THE ASME 2013 INTERNATIONAL DESIGN ENGINEERING TECHNICAL CONFERENCES &

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    1 Copyright © 2013 by ASME PROCEEDINGS OF THE ASME 2013 INTERNATIONAL DESIGN ENGINEERING TECHNICAL by ASME 1 INTRODUCTION Products can be categorized into long life cycle and short life cycle products, communications infrastructure, power plants, and medical applications, are manufactured and remain in use

  6. Proceedings of IMECE'05 2005 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Conference and Expo

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    Proceedings of IMECE'05 2005 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Conference and Expo November to the prediction of elastic moduli would thus provide a powerful tool for guiding ionomer fabrication. The Mark weight, hydration level, counterion, etc. 1 Copyright c 2005 by ASME #12;~100 nmBackbone Pendant Chain

  7. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL FOR NUMERICAL METHODS IN ENGINEERING Int. J. Numer. Meth. Engng 2005; 64:10781110

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    momentum and energy conservation characteristics, as several numerical examples demonstrate. Copyright 2005INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL FOR NUMERICAL METHODS IN ENGINEERING Int. J. Numer. Meth. Engng 2005; 64Center for Advanced Computing Research, California Institute of Technology, Mail Code 158-79, Pasadena

  8. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL FOR NUMERICAL METHODS IN ENGINEERING Int. J. Numer. Meth. Engng (2014)

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    Leyendecker, Sigrid

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    to ensure exact energy conservation in conservative systems, and the right rate of energy decayINTERNATIONAL JOURNAL FOR NUMERICAL METHODS IN ENGINEERING Int. J. Numer. Meth. Engng (2014Computational Mechanics Group, California Institute of Technology, Mail Code 105-50, Pasadena, CA 91125, USA 2

  9. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL FOR NUMERICAL METHODS IN ENGINEERING Int. J. Numer. Meth. Engng 2014; 100:871913

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    Ortiz, Michael

    in order to ensure exact energy conservation in conservative systems, and the right rate of energy decayINTERNATIONAL JOURNAL FOR NUMERICAL METHODS IN ENGINEERING Int. J. Numer. Meth. Engng 2014; 100,*, and M. Ortiz1 1Computational Mechanics Group, California Institute of Technology, Mail Code 105

  10. Proceedings of the 6th International Fuel Cell Science, Engineering & Technology Conference

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    Kammen, Daniel M.

    Proceedings of the 6th International Fuel Cell Science, Engineering & Technology Conference FuelCell2008 June 16-18, 2008, Denver, Colorado, USA DRAFT FuelCell2008-65112 PART I OF II: DEVELOPMENT OF MERESS MODEL ­ DEVELOPING SYSTEM MODELS OF STATIONARY COMBINED HEAT AND POWER (CHP) FUEL CELL SYSTEMS

  11. Proceedings of FuelCell2008 Sixth International Fuel Cell Science, Engineering and Technology Conference

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    Papalambros, Panos

    optimization study. For a new technology, such as fuel cells, it is also important to include uncertaintiesProceedings of FuelCell2008 Sixth International Fuel Cell Science, Engineering and Technology Conference June 16-18, 2008, Denver, Colorado, USA FUELCELL2008-65111 OPTIMAL DESIGN OF HYBRID ELECTRIC FUEL

  12. 1 Copyright 2009 by ASME Proceedings of the ASME 2009 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences & Computers

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    Lewis, Kemper E.

    1 Copyright © 2009 by ASME Proceedings of the ASME 2009 International Design Engineering Technical PRODUCT FAMILY COST AND MITIGATE PERFORMANCE LOSSES Phil Cormier Graduate Research Assistant Department: kelewis@buffalo.edu Abstract Commonality amongst a family of products provides both technical and economic

  13. Proceedings of IDETC/CIE 2005 ASME 2005 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences

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    Moehlis, Jeff

    of the system. Rather, such systems exhibit branch- specific nonlinearities which, when collectively analyzedProceedings of IDETC/CIE 2005 ASME 2005 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences;such systems can exhibit not only typical softening or hardening behavior, but also mixed behavior

  14. Micromachine friction test apparatus

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    deBoer, Maarten P. (Albuquerque, NM); Redmond, James M. (Albuquerque, NM); Michalske, Terry A. (Cedar Crest, NM)

    2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A microelectromechanical (MEM) friction test apparatus is disclosed for determining static or dynamic friction in MEM devices. The friction test apparatus, formed by surface micromachining, is based on a friction pad supported at one end of a cantilevered beam, with the friction pad overlying a contact pad formed on the substrate. A first electrostatic actuator can be used to bring a lower surface of the friction pad into contact with an upper surface of the contact pad with a controlled and adjustable force of contact. A second electrostatic actuator can then be used to bend the cantilevered beam, thereby shortening its length and generating a relative motion between the two contacting surfaces. The displacement of the cantilevered beam can be measured optically and used to determine the static or dynamic friction, including frictional losses and the coefficient of friction between the surfaces. The test apparatus can also be used to assess the reliability of rubbing surfaces in MEM devices by producing and measuring wear of those surfaces. Finally, the friction test apparatus, which is small in size, can be used as an in situ process quality tool for improving the fabrication of MEM devices.

  15. Friction Stir Welding of Lightweight Vehicle Structures: Final Report

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    Sanella, M.L.

    2008-08-31T23:59:59.000Z

    The purpose of this Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) between UTBattelle, LLC and Ford Motor Company was to establish friction stir welding (FSW) and friction stir processing as viable options for use in construction of lightweight substructures for trucks and cars, including engine cradles, suspension sub frames, instrument panel supports, and intake manifolds.

  16. Internal combustion engines for alcohol motor fuels: a compilation of background technical information

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    None

    1980-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This compilation, a draft training manual containing technical background information on internal combustion engines and alcohol motor fuel technologies, is presented in 3 parts. The first is a compilation of facts from the state of the art on internal combustion engine fuels and their characteristics and requisites and provides an overview of fuel sources, fuels technology and future projections for availability and alternatives. Part two compiles facts about alcohol chemistry, alcohol identification, production, and use, examines ethanol as spirit and as fuel, and provides an overview of modern evaluation of alcohols as motor fuels and of the characteristics of alcohol fuels. The final section compiles cross references on the handling and combustion of fuels for I.C. engines, presents basic evaluations of events leading to the use of alcohols as motor fuels, reviews current applications of alcohols as motor fuels, describes the formulation of alcohol fuels for engines and engine and fuel handling hardware modifications for using alcohol fuels, and introduces the multifuel engines concept. (LCL)

  17. In Proc. of the 14th International Conference on Knowledge Engineering and Knowledge Management EKAW 2004, to appear.

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    Mizoguchi, Riichiro

    In Proc. of the 14th International Conference on Knowledge Engineering and Knowledge Management. Functionality is one of the key concepts in understanding an artifact and in engineering domain knowledge. Although the importance of sharing of engineering knowledge in industry has been widely recognized, from

  18. Comparisons between measurement and analysis of fluid motion in internal combustion engines

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    Witze, P.O. (ed.)

    1981-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Engine Combustion Technology Project was created for the purpose of promoting the development of advanced piston engine concepts by the development of techniques to measure, analyze, and understand the combustion process. The technologies emphasized in the project include laser-based measurement techniques and large-scale computer simulations. Considerable progress has already been achieved by project participants in modeling engine air motion, fuel sprays, and engine combustion phenomena. This milestone report covers one part of that progress, summarizing the current capabilities of multi-dimensional computer codes being developed by the project to predict the behavior of turbulent air motion in an engine environment. Computed results are compared directly with experimental data in six different areas of importance to internal combustion engines: (1) Induction-generated ring-vortex structures; (2) Piston-induced vortex roll-up; (3) Behavior of turbulence during compression; (4) Decay of swirling flow during compression; (5) Decay of swirling flow in a constant volume engine simulator; (6) Exhaust-pipe flow. The computational procedures used include vortex dynamics, rapid distortion theory, and finite difference models employing two-equation and subgrid-scale turbulence models. Although the capability does not yet exist to predict the air motion in an engine from its geometric configuration alone, the results presented show that many flowfield sub-processes can be predicted given well-specified initial and boundary conditions.

  19. Development of High Efficiency Clean Combustion Engine Designs for Spark-Ignition and Compression-Ignition Internal Combustion Engines

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    Marriott, Craig; Gonzalez, Manual; Russell, Durrett

    2011-06-30T23:59:59.000Z

    This report summarizes activities related to the revised STATEMENT OF PROJECT OBJECTIVES (SOPO) dated June 2010 for the Development of High-Efficiency Clean Combustion engine Designs for Spark-Ignition and Compression-Ignition Internal Combustion Engines (COOPERATIVE AGREEMENT NUMBER DE-FC26-05NT42415) project. In both the spark- (SI) and compression-ignition (CI) development activities covered in this program, the goal was to develop potential production-viable internal combustion engine system technologies that both reduce fuel consumption and simultaneously met exhaust emission targets. To be production-viable, engine technologies were also evaluated to determine if they would meet customer expectations of refinement in terms of noise, vibration, performance, driveability, etc. in addition to having an attractive business case and value. Prior to this activity, only proprietary theoretical / laboratory knowledge existed on the combustion technologies explored The research reported here expands and develops this knowledge to determine series-production viability. Significant SI and CI engine development occurred during this program within General Motors, LLC over more than five years. In the SI program, several engines were designed and developed that used both a relatively simple multi-lift valve train system and a Fully Flexible Valve Actuation (FFVA) system to enable a Homogeneous Charge Compression Ignition (HCCI) combustion process. Many technical challenges, which were unknown at the start of this program, were identified and systematically resolved through analysis, test and development. This report documents the challenges and solutions for each SOPO deliverable. As a result of the project activities, the production viability of the developed clean combustion technologies has been determined. At this time, HCCI combustion for SI engines is not considered production-viable for several reasons. HCCI combustion is excessively sensitive to control variables such as internal dilution level and charge temperature. As a result, HCCI combustion has limited robustness when variables exceed the required narrow ranges determined in this program. HCCI combustion is also not available for the entire range of production engine speeds and loads, (i.e., the dynamic range is limited). Thus, regular SI combustion must be employed for a majority of the full dynamic range of the engine. This degrades the potential fuel economy impact of HCCI combustion. Currently-available combustion control actuators for the simple valve train system engine do not have the authority for continuous air - fuel or torque control for managing the combustion mode transitions between SI and HCCI and thus, require further refinement to meet customer refinement expectations. HCCI combustion control sensors require further development to enable robust long-term HCCI combustion control. Finally, the added technologies required to effectively manage HCCI combustion such as electric cam phasers, central direct fuel injection, cylinder pressure sensing, high-flow exhaust gas recirculation system, etc. add excessive on-engine cost and complexity that erodes the production-viability business

  20. Modeling of reciprocating internal combustion engines for power generation and heat recovery

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    Yun, Kyung Tae; Cho, Heejin; Luck, Rogelio; Mago, Pedro J.

    2013-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper presents a power generation and heat recovery model for reciprocating internal combustion engines (ICEs). The purpose of the proposed model is to provide realistic estimates of performance/efficiency maps for both electrical power output and useful thermal output for various capacities of engines for use in a preliminary CHP design/simulation process. The proposed model will serve as an alternative to constant engine efficiencies or empirical efficiency curves commonly used in the current literature for simulations of CHP systems. The engine performance/efficiency calculation algorithm has been coded to a publicly distributed FORTRAN Dynamic Link Library (DLL), and a user friendly tool has been developed using Visual Basic programming. Simulation results using the proposed model are validated against manufacturer’s technical data.

  1. Materials Research Lab -Cooperative International Science and Engineering Internships http://www.mrl.ucsb.edu/mrl/outreach/educational/CISEI/UCSBinterns09/ucsb_09.html[5/10/12 9:38:22 AM

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    Bigelow, Stephen

    Materials Research Lab - Cooperative International Science and Engineering Internships http & Events Webmail #12;Materials Research Lab - Cooperative International Science and Engineering Internships For Teachers Education Contacts News Cooperative International Science and Engineering Internships Cooperative

  2. Materials Research Lab -Cooperative International Science and Engineering Internships http://www.mrl.ucsb.edu/mrl/outreach/educational/CISEI/ucsb_06/ucsb_06.html[5/10/12 9:50:23 AM

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    Bigelow, Stephen

    Materials Research Lab - Cooperative International Science and Engineering Internships http For Teachers Education Contacts News Cooperative International Science and Engineering Internships Cooperative International Science and Engineering Internships(CISEI) Summer 2006 - Student Projects Student/School Mentor

  3. Friction Stir Welding of Hydrided Titanium Alloys Mark Taylor, D.P. Field

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    Collins, Gary S.

    Friction Stir Welding of Hydrided Titanium Alloys Mark Taylor, D.P. Field Multi-Scale Engineering for Undergraduates program under grant number EEC-0754370 During Friction Stir Welding (FSW), a non-consumable tool-state welding process, much frictional heating and force is required of the tool. This steep demand on the tool

  4. Theory of Quantum Friction

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    Mario G. Silveirinha

    2014-06-09T23:59:59.000Z

    Here, we develop a comprehensive quantum theory for the phenomenon of quantum friction. Based on a theory of macroscopic quantum electrodynamics for unstable systems, we calculate the quantum expectation of the friction force, and link the friction effect to the emergence of system instabilities related to the Cherenkov effect. These instabilities may occur due to the hybridization of particular guided modes supported by the individual moving bodies, and selection rules for the interacting modes are derived. It is proven that the quantum friction effect can take place even when the interacting bodies are lossless and made of nondispersive dielectrics.

  5. Proceedings of the 19th International Conference on Data Engineering (ICDE'03) 1063-6382/03 $ 17.00 2003 IEEE

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    Hung, Edward

    Proceedings of the 19th International Conference on Data Engineering (ICDE'03) 1063-6382/03 $ 17.00 © 2003 IEEE #12;468 Proceedings of the 19th International Conference on Data Engineering (ICDE'03) 1063-6382/03 $ 17.00 © 2003 IEEE #12;Proceedings of the 19th International Conference on Data Engineering (ICDE'03

  6. Proceedings of the ASME 2014 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences & Computers and Information in Engineering Conference

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    Lien, Jyh-Ming

    and solar panel packing. Advances in material science and robotics engineering also enable the realization many practical uses, ranging from folding maps and airbags to packing large solar panel arrays the development of self-folding origami that fold either by reacting to various stimuli such as light [4], heat

  7. Internal combuston engine having separated cylinder head oil drains and crankcase ventilation passages

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    Boggs, David Lee (Bloomfield Hills, MI); Baraszu, Daniel James (Plymouth, MI); Foulkes, David Mark (Erfstadt, DE); Gomes, Enio Goyannes (Ann Arbor, MI)

    1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    An internal combustion engine includes separated oil drain-back and crankcase ventilation passages. The oil drain-back passages extend from the cylinder head to a position below the top level of oil in the engine's crankcase. The crankcase ventilation passages extend from passages formed in the main bearing bulkheads from positions above the oil level in the crankcase and ultimately through the cylinder head. Oil dams surrounding the uppermost portions of the crankcase ventilation passages prevent oil from running downwardly through the crankcase ventilation passages.

  8. Skin friction blistering: computer model.

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    Xing, Malcolm; Pan, Ning; Zhong, Wen; Maibach, Howard

    2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    K. L.Jones, B. H. , Friction blisters. Pathophysiology,and M.B. Sulzberger, The friction blister. Mil Med, 1972.on blisters produced by friction. II. The blister fluid. J

  9. Analysis of a unilateral contact problem taking into account adhesion and friction

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    Rossi, Riccarda

    Analysis of a unilateral contact problem taking into account adhesion and friction Elena Bonetti) adhesion and of the friction are taken into account. We describe the adhesion phenomenon in terms conditions and the friction by a nonlocal Coulomb law. All the constraints on the internal variables as well

  10. Analysis of a unilateral contact problem taking into account adhesion and friction

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    Rossi, Riccarda

    Analysis of a unilateral contact problem taking into account adhesion and friction Elena Bonetti) adhesion and of the friction are taken into account. We describe the adhesion phenomenon in terms conditions, and friction by a nonlocal Coulomb law. All the constraints on the internal variables as well

  11. Method for reducing peak phase current and decreasing staring time for an internal combustion engine having an induction machine

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    Amey, David L. (Birmingham, MI); Degner, Michael W. (Farmington Hills, MI)

    2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A method for reducing the starting time and reducing the peak phase currents for an internal combustion engine that is started using an induction machine starter/alternator. The starting time is reduced by pre-fluxing the induction machine and the peak phase currents are reduced by reducing the flux current command after a predetermined period of time has elapsed and concurrent to the application of the torque current command. The method of the present invention also provides a strategy for anticipating the start command for an internal combustion engine and determines a start strategy based on the start command and the operating state of the internal combustion engine.

  12. An experimental study of the oil evolution in critical piston ring pack regions and the effects of piston and ring designs in an internal combustion engine utilizing two-dimensional laser induced fluorescence and the impact on maritime economics

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    Vokac, Adam, 1978-

    2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Faced with increasing concern for lubricating, oil consumption and engine friction, it is critical to understand the oil transport mechanisms in the power cylinder system. Lubricating oil travels through distinct regions ...

  13. Analysis Of Exhaust Emission Of Internal Combustion Engine Using Biodiesel Blend

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    Suvendu Mohanty; Dr. Om Prakash; Reasearch Scholar

    Abstract-The main purpose of this research is to study the effect of various blends of an environmental friendly alternative fuel such as biodiesel on the performance of diesel engine. In the Present investigation experimental work has been carried out to analyze the performance and exhaust emission characteristics of a single cylinder internal combustion engine fuelled with biodiesel blend at the different load. In this experiment the biodiesel which is use as a waste cooking oil (WCO) biodiesel.To investigation of the emission characteristics of the engine loads, which is supplied from the alternator. The experiment was carried out different load i.e. (NO LOAD, 100W 200W, 500W, 1000W, 1500W, 2000W, 2500W & 3000Watt) at engine speed 1500 rpm/min. A test was applied in which an engine was fuel with diesel and seven different blends of diesel. Biodiesel (B5, B10, B20, B40, B60, B80, B100) made from waste cooking oil and the results were analyzed.The emission of were measured carbon monoxide (CO), hydrocarbon carbon(HC), Oxides of nitrogen (NOX) and oxygen ().The experimental results will be compared with biodiesel blends and diesel. The biodiesel results of (WCO) in lower emission of hydro carbon (HC) and (CO) and increase emission of (NO2). This study showed that the results of exhaust emission of biodiesel blends were lower than the diesel fuel. Keyword- Biodiesel (WCO), diesel engine, gas analyzer, Exhaust emission. I.

  14. Internal combustion engine cylinder-to-cylinder balancing with balanced air-fuel ratios

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    Harris, Ralph E.; Bourn, Gary D.; Smalley, Anthony J.

    2006-01-03T23:59:59.000Z

    A method of balancing combustion among cylinders of an internal combustion engine. For each cylinder, a normalized peak firing pressure is calculated as the ratio of its peak firing pressure to its combustion pressure. Each cylinder's normalized peak firing pressure is compared to a target value for normalized peak firing pressure. The fuel flow is adjusted to any cylinder whose normalized peak firing pressure is not substantially equal to the target value.

  15. Internal combustion engine system having a power turbine with a broad efficiency range

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    Whiting, Todd Mathew; Vuk, Carl Thomas

    2010-04-13T23:59:59.000Z

    An engine system incorporating an air breathing, reciprocating internal combustion engine having an inlet for air and an exhaust for products of combustion. A centripetal turbine receives products of the combustion and has a housing in which a turbine wheel is rotatable. The housing has first and second passages leading from the inlet to discrete, approximately 180.degree., portions of the circumference of the turbine wheel. The passages have fixed vanes adjacent the periphery of the turbine wheel and the angle of the vanes in one of the passages is different than those in the other so as to accommodate different power levels providing optimum approach angles between the gases passing the vanes and the blades of the turbine wheel. Flow through the passages is controlled by a flapper valve to direct it to one or the other or both passages depending upon the load factor for the engine.

  16. The effects of spark ignition parameters on the lean burn limit of natural gas combustion in an internal combustion engine

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    Chlubiski, Vincent Daniel

    1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A full factorial experiment was conducted to determine the effects of internal combustion engine ignition parameters on the air-fuel ratio (A/F) lean limit of combustion with compressed natural gas (CNG). Spark electrical characteristics (voltage...

  17. Proceedings of ASME Internal Combustion Engine Division 2009 Fall Technical Conference September 27-30, 2009, Lucerne, Switzerland

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    Daraio, Chiara

    September 27-30, 2009, Lucerne, Switzerland ICEF2009-14085 EXHAUST-STREAM AND IN-CYLINDER MEASUREMENTS Internal Combustion Engine Division Fall Technical Conference ICEF2009 September 20-24, 2009, Lucerne

  18. Static Friction Phenomena The following static friction phenomena have a direct dependency on velocity.

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    Simpkins, Alex

    Coulomb Friction Viscous Friction Stribeck Friction Static Friction Phenomena The following static friction phenomena have a direct dependency on velocity. Static Friction Model: Friction force opposes the direction of motion when the sliding velocity is zero. Coulomb Friction Model: Friction force

  19. Cooling system of an internal combustion engine having a turbo-charger

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    Hasegawa, M.; Fukuda, T.

    1986-09-02T23:59:59.000Z

    A cooling system of an internal combustion engine is described having a turbo-charger, comprising a cooling water circulation passageway filled with cooling water for cooling the engine including at least a cylinder head cooling portion, a cooling water circulation passageway for cooling the turbo-charger including a turbo-charger cooling portion, and means for supplying a part of the engine cooling water to the turbo-charger cooling water ciruclation passageway and returning it from there to the engine cooling water cirulation passageway, characterized in that the turbo-charger cooling portion is positioned at the same level or higher than the cylinder head cooling portion of the engine, the turbo-charger cooling water circulation passageway includes a water volume positioned at a level higher than the turbo-charger cooling portion. The volume is connected to a cooling water reservoir tank via a pressure relief valve which is opened when pressure in the volume exceeds a predetermined value to supply cooling water to the volume.

  20. 1 Copyright 2013 by ASME Proceedings of the ASME 2013 International Manufacturing Science and Engineering Conference

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    Yao, Y. Lawrence

    of intermetallic formation have been reported. One proposed method is by using friction stir welding. This process reaches lower temperatures, and thus may help minimize intermetallic formation [6]. Friction stir welding that there was a very narrow range for working parameters (rotation speed, weld speed). Also, fri

  1. Proceedings of ASME-IMECE'07 2007 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and RD&D Expo

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    Van de Ven, James D.

    Proceedings of ASME-IMECE'07 2007 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and RD&D Expo Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power Department of Mechanical Engineering University of Minnesota PWM cycle. This constant acceleration and deceleration of the spool requires a power input

  2. 1 Copyright 2012 by ASME Proceedings of the ASME 2012 Internal Combustion Engine Division Fall Technical Conference

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    Daraio, Chiara

    1 Copyright © 2012 by ASME Proceedings of the ASME 2012 Internal Combustion Engine Division Fall and Combustion Systems ETH Zürich Switzerland ABSTRACT The emission trade-off between soot and NOx is an issue and on the aftertreatment sides in order to optimize the engine emissions while maintaining the highest possible efficiency

  3. Copyright 2006, Society of Petroleum Engineers This paper was prepared for presentation at the 2006 Abu Dhabi International Petroleum

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    Mohaghegh, Shahab

    Copyright 2006, Society of Petroleum Engineers This paper was prepared for presentation at the 2006 Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference held in Abu Dhabi, U.A.E., 5­8 November not been reviewed by the Society of Petroleum Engineers and are subject to correction by the author

  4. Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers

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    Al-Shayea, Naser Abdul-Rahman

    stress Äö reduction in angle of internal friction between ó3 Pa and ó3 10Pa å axial strain åu ultimate volumetric strain at large stress åvol volumetric strain rd dry density rd,max maximum dry density rfield stress ö angle of internal friction öo angle of internal friction at ó3 Pa 1. INTRODUCTION Soils

  5. Method and device for frictional welding

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    Peacock, H.B.

    1992-10-13T23:59:59.000Z

    A method is described for friction welding that produces a seal having essentially no gas porosity, comprises two rotationally symmetric, generally cylindrical members, spaced apart and coaxially aligned, that are rotated with respect to each other and brought together under high pressure. One member is preferably a generally cylindrical canister that stores uranium within its hollow walls. The other member is preferably a generally cylindrical, hollow weld ring. An annular channel formed in the weld ring functions as an internal flash trap and is uniquely designed so that substantially all of the welding flash generated from the friction welding is directed into the channel's recessed bottom. Also, the channel design limits distortion of the two members during the friction welding process, further contributing to the complete seal that is obtained. 5 figs.

  6. Method and device for frictional welding

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    Peacock, Harold B. (867 N. Belair Rd., Evans, GA 30809)

    1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A method for friction welding that produces a seal having essentially no gas porosity, comprises two rotationally symmetric, generally cylindrical members, spaced apart and coaxially aligned, that are rotated with respect to each other and brought together under high pressure. One member is preferably a generally cylindrical cannister that stores uranium within its hollow walls. The other member is preferably a generally cylindrical, hollow weld ring. An annular channel formed in the weld ring functions as an internal flash trap and is uniquely designed so that substantially all of the welding flash generated from the friction welding is directed into the channel's recessed bottom. Also, the channel design limits distortion of the two members during the friction welding process, further contributing to the complete seal that is obtained.

  7. Method and device for frictional welding

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    Peacock, H.B.

    1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A method for friction welding that produces a seal having essentially no gas porosity, comprises two rotationally symmetric, generally cylindrical members, spaced apart and coaxially aligned, that are rotated with respect to each other and brought together under high pressure. One member is preferably a generally cylindrical cannister that stores uranium within its hollow walls. The other member is preferably a generally cylindrical, hollow weld ring. An annular channel formed in the weld ring functions as an internal flash trap and is uniquely designed so that substantially all of the welding flash generated from the friction welding is directed into the channel`s recessed bottom. Also, the channel design limits distortion of the two members during the friction welding, process, further contributing to the complete seal that is obtained.

  8. Friction stir welding tool

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    Tolle, Charles R. (Idaho Falls, ID); Clark, Denis E. (Idaho Falls, ID); Barnes, Timothy A. (Ammon, ID)

    2008-04-15T23:59:59.000Z

    A friction stir welding tool is described and which includes a shank portion; a shoulder portion which is releasably engageable with the shank portion; and a pin which is releasably engageable with the shoulder portion.

  9. Coal-water slurry fuel internal combustion engine and method for operating same

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    McMillian, Michael H. (Fairmont, WV)

    1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    An internal combustion engine fueled with a coal-water slurry is described. About 90 percent of the coal-water slurry charge utilized in the power cycle of the engine is directly injected into the main combustion chamber where it is ignited by a hot stream of combustion gases discharged from a pilot combustion chamber of a size less than about 10 percent of the total clearance volume of main combustion chamber with the piston at top dead center. The stream of hot combustion gases is provided by injecting less than about 10 percent of the total coal-water slurry charge into the pilot combustion chamber and using a portion of the air from the main combustion chamber that has been heated by the walls defining the pilot combustion chamber as the ignition source for the coal-water slurry injected into the pilot combustion chamber.

  10. Integration of Radioisotope Heat Source with Stirling Engine and Cooler for Venus Internal-Structure Mission

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    Schock, Alfred

    1993-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The primary mission goal is to perform long-term seismic measurements on Venus, to study its largely unknown internal structure. The principal problem is that most payload components cannot long survive Venus's harsh environment, 90 bars at 500 degrees C. To meet the mission life goal, such components must be protected by a refrigerated payload bay. JPL Investigators have proposed a mission concept employing a lander with a spherical payload bay cooled to 25 degrees C by a Stirling cooler powered by a radioisotope-heated Sitrling engine. To support JPL's mission study, NASA/Lewis and MTI have proposed a conceptual design for a hydraulically coupled Stirling engine and cooler, and Fairchild Space - with support of the Department of Energy - has proposed a design and integration scheme for a suitable radioisotope heat source. The key integration problem is to devise a simple, light-weight, and reliable scheme for forcing the radioisotope decay heat to flow through the Stirling engine during operation on Venus, but to reject that heat to the external environment when the Stirling engine and cooler are not operating (e.g., during the cruise phase, when the landers are surrounded by heat shields needed for protection during subsequent entry into the Venusian atmosphere.) A design and integration scheme for achieving these goals, together with results of detailed thermal analyses, are described in this paper. There are 7 copies in the file.

  11. Variable oxygen/nitrogen enriched intake air system for internal combustion engine applications

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    Poola, Ramesh B. (Woodridge, IL); Sekar, Ramanujam R. (Naperville, IL); Cole, Roger L. (Elmhurst, IL)

    1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    An air supply control system for selectively supplying ambient air, oxygen enriched air and nitrogen enriched air to an intake of an internal combustion engine includes an air mixing chamber that is in fluid communication with the air intake. At least a portion of the ambient air flowing to the mixing chamber is selectively diverted through a secondary path that includes a selectively permeable air separating membrane device due a differential pressure established across the air separating membrane. The permeable membrane device separates a portion of the nitrogen in the ambient air so that oxygen enriched air (permeate) and nitrogen enriched air (retentate) are produced. The oxygen enriched air and the nitrogen enriched air can be selectively supplied to the mixing chamber or expelled to atmosphere. Alternatively, a portion of the nitrogen enriched air can be supplied through another control valve to a monatomic-nitrogen plasma generator device so that atomic nitrogen produced from the nitrogen enriched air can be then injected into the exhaust of the engine. The oxygen enriched air or the nitrogen enriched air becomes mixed with the ambient air in the mixing chamber and then the mixed air is supplied to the intake of the engine. As a result, the air being supplied to the intake of the engine can be regulated with respect to the concentration of oxygen and/or nitrogen.

  12. HCCI engine control and optimization

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    Killingsworth, Nicholas J.

    2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    102 xiv LIST OF TABLES Table 1.1: Internal Combustion Engine33] J. B. Heywood. Internal Combustion Engine Fundamentals.phenomena in internal combustion engines and rapid

  13. Wavelet Analysis of Cycle-to-Cycle Pressure Variations in an Internal Combustion Engine

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    Asok K. Sen; Grzegorz Litak; Rodolfo Taccani; Robert Radu

    2006-07-19T23:59:59.000Z

    Using a continuous wavelet transform we have analyzed the cycle-to-cycle variations of pressure in an internal combustion engine. The time series of maximum pressure variations are examined for different loading and their wavelet power spectrum is calculated for each load. From the wavelet power spectrum we detected the presence of long, intermediate and short-term periodicities in the pressure signal. It is found that depending on the load, the long and intermediate-term periodicities may span several cycles, whereas the short-period oscillations tend to appear intermittently. Knowledge of these periodicities may be useful to develop effective control strategies for efficient combustion.

  14. Evaluation and silicon nitride internal combustion engine components. Final report, Phase I

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    Voldrich, W. [Allied-Signal Aerospace Co., Torrance, CA (United States). Garrett Ceramic Components Div.

    1992-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The feasibility of silicon nitride (Si{sub 3}N{sub 4}) use in internal combustion engines was studied by testing three different components for wear resistance and lower reciprocating mass. The information obtained from these preliminary spin rig and engine tests indicates several design changes are necessary to survive high-stress engine applications. The three silicon nitride components tested were valve spring retainers, tappet rollers, and fuel pump push rod ends. Garrett Ceramic Components` gas-pressure sinterable Si{sub 3}N{sub 4} (GS-44) was used to fabricate the above components. Components were final machined from densified blanks that had been green formed by isostatic pressing of GS-44 granules. Spin rig testing of the valve spring retainers indicated that these Si{sub 3}N{sub 4} components could survive at high RPM levels (9,500) when teamed with silicon nitride valves and lower spring tension than standard titanium components. Silicon nitride tappet rollers showed no wear on roller O.D. or I.D. surfaces, steel axles and lifters; however, due to the uncrowned design of these particular rollers the cam lobes indicated wear after spin rig testing. Fuel pump push rod ends were successful at reducing wear on the cam lobe and rod end when tested on spin rigs and in real-world race applications.

  15. Realization and Tests of the Highly Granular CALICE Engineering Calorimeter Prototypes, 15th International Conference on Calorimetry in High Energy Physics

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    The CALICE Collaboration

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Realization and Tests of the Highly Granular CALICE Engineering Calorimeter Prototypes, 15th International Conference on Calorimetry in High Energy Physics

  16. Published at the Second International Conference on ``Intelligent Systems Engineering'', Hamburg, Sept. 1994. APPLICATION OF FUZZY LOGIC AND NEURAL NETWORK TO THE CONTROL OF A FLAME

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    Published at the Second International Conference on ``Intelligent Systems Engineering'', Hamburg, Germany 1 INTRODUCTION For optimal control of a combustion process, which is normally highly nonlinear

  17. All are welcome! Mechanical Engineering

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    Hickman, Mark

    Mechanical Engineering Seminar Room ­ E547 Bobbin Friction Stir Welding: Process Optimisation for Joining Wet-Deck Panels in Marine Applications Mohammad Sued, UC ME PhD-cand. Abstract: Friction stir welding (FSW although BFSW process and conventional friction stir welding (CFSW) process are similar but yet

  18. Nonlinear Dynamics of Dry Friction

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    Franz-Josef Elmer

    1997-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The dynamical behavior caused by dry friction is studied for a spring-block system pulled with constant velocity over a surface. The dynamical consequences of a general type of phenomenological friction law (stick-time dependent static friction, velocity dependent kinetic friction) are investigated. Three types of motion are possible: Stick-slip motion, continuous sliding, and oscillations without sticking events. A rather complete discussion of local and global bifurcation scenarios of these attractors and their unstable counterparts is present.

  19. Nonlinear friction in quantum mechanics

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    Roumen Tsekov

    2013-03-10T23:59:59.000Z

    The effect of nonlinear friction forces in quantum mechanics is studied via dissipative Madelung hydrodynamics. A new thermo-quantum diffusion equation is derived, which is solved for the particular case of quantum Brownian motion with a cubic friction. It is extended also by a chemical reaction term to describe quantum reaction-diffusion systems with nonlinear friction as well.

  20. PEBBLES Simulation of Static Friction and New Static Friction Benchmark

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    Joshua J. Cogliati; Abderrafi M. Ougouag

    2010-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Pebble bed reactors contain large numbers of spherical fuel elements arranged randomly. Determining the motion and location of these fuel elements is required for calculating certain parameters of pebble bed reactor operation. This paper documents the PEBBLES static friction model. This model uses a three dimensional differential static friction approximation extended from the two dimensional Cundall and Strack model. The derivation of determining the rotational transformation of pebble to pebble static friction force is provided. A new implementation for a differential rotation method for pebble to container static friction force has been created. Previous published methods are insufficient for pebble bed reactor geometries. A new analytical static friction benchmark is documented that can be used to verify key static friction simulation parameters. This benchmark is based on determining the exact pebble to pebble and pebble to container static friction coefficients required to maintain a stable five sphere pyramid.

  1. Mitigating the effect of siloxanes on internal combustion engines using landfill gasses

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    Besmann, Theodore M

    2014-01-21T23:59:59.000Z

    A waste gas combustion method that includes providing a combustible fuel source, in which the combustible fuel source is composed of at least methane and siloxane gas. A sodium source or magnesium source is mixed with the combustible fuel source. Combustion of the siloxane gas of the combustible fuel source produces a silicon containing product. The sodium source or magnesium source reacts with the silicon containing product to provide a sodium containing glass or sodium containing silicate, or a magnesium containing silicate. By producing the sodium containing glass or sodium containing silicate, or the magnesium containing silicate, or magnesium source for precipitating particulate silica instead of hard coating, the method may reduce or eliminate the formation of silica deposits within the combustion chamber and the exhaust components of the internal combustion engine.

  2. NREL Showcases Hydrogen Internal Combustion Engine Bus, Helps DOE Set Standards for Outreach (Fact Sheet)

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    Not Available

    2010-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This fact sheet describes the National Renewable Energy Laboratory's (NREL's) accomplishments in showcasing a Ford hydrogen-powered internal combustion engine (H2ICE) bus at The Taste of Colorado festival in Denver. NREL started using its U.S. Department of Energy-funded H2ICE bus in May 2010 as the primary shuttle vehicle for VIP visitors, members of the media, and new employees. In September 2010, NREL featured the bus at The Taste of Colorado. This was the first major outreach event for the bus. NREL's educational brochure, vehicle wrap designs, and outreach efforts serve as a model for other organizations with DOE-funded H2ICE buses. Work was performed by the Hydrogen Education Group and Market Transformation Group in the Hydrogen Technologies and Systems Center.

  3. Proceedings of the international workshop on engineering design of next step reversed field pinch devices

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    Thomson, D.B. (comp.)

    1987-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    These Proceedings contain the formal contributed papers, the workshop papers and workshop summaries presented at the International Workshop on Engineering Design of Next Step RFP Devices held at Los Alamos, July 13-17, 1987. Contributed papers were presented at formal sessions on the topics: (1) physics overview (3 papers); (2) general overview (3 papers); (3) front-end (9 papers); (4) computer control and data acquisition (1 paper); (5) magnetics (5 papers); and (6) electrical design (9 papers). Informal topical workshop sessions were held on the topics: (1) RFP physics (9 papers); (2) front-end (7 papers); (3) magnetics (3 papers); and (4) electrical design (1 paper). This volume contains the summaries written by the Chairmen of each of the informal topical workshop sessions. The papers in these Proceedings represent a significant review of the status of the technical base for the engineering design of the next step RFP devices being developed in the US, Europe, and Japan, as of this date.

  4. International Conference on Engineering for Waste and Biomass Valorisation September 10-13, 2012 Porto, Portugal USE OF AUTO SHREDDER RESIDUES GENERATED BY POST

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    4 th International Conference on Engineering for Waste and Biomass Valorisation September 10 defined with the aim at increasing the quantity introduced in the furnaces. hal-01017124,version1-1Jul2014 Author manuscript, published in "4th International Conference on Engineering for Waste and Biomass

  5. The Expro Engineering Sponsorship Programme Expro International Group is an upstream oil and gas sector service company

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    Painter, Kevin

    The Expro Engineering Sponsorship Programme Expro International Group is an upstream oil and gas and process flow from high-value oil and gas wells, from exploration and appraisal through to mature field for the development and delivery of innovative technologies to meet the needs of the oil and gas industry globally

  6. EECE 401: International Summer Experience in Energy, Environmental & Chemical Engineering June 1-June 12, 2009 / Seoul, Korea

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    Subramanian, Venkat

    EECE 401: International Summer Experience in Energy, Environmental & Chemical Engineering June 1. Fusion of Nano and Biotechnology 1C. Campus Tour 1. IPTV-One Click TV; 2. Automatic Silver Car; 2. Environmental Sensor Using Nanotech. 3. Yreph: Your Recognition earPHone [Prof. Eunkyoung Kim and Prof. Heonjin

  7. http://rcc.its.psu.edu/hpc Simulation of In-Cylinder Processes in Internal Combustion Engines

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    Bjørnstad, Ottar Nordal

    http://rcc.its.psu.edu/hpc Simulation of In-Cylinder Processes in Internal Combustion Engines in alternative energy sources and powertrain configurations. Nevertheless, total global oil use is projected into clean and efficient turbulent combustion remains imperative. A single grand challenge was identified

  8. Electric Vehicles Since the invention of the internal combustion engine in 1807 petrol and diesel vehicles have become a

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    Hickman, Mark

    Electric Vehicles Since the invention of the internal combustion engine in 1807 petrol and diesel and adopted. Electric vehicles (EVs) in particular are leading the charge, with car manufacturers stepping up these vehicles; the current market for electric vehicles; the results from existing pilot project; as well

  9. Cardiovascular Engineering: An International Journal, Vol. 4, No. 1, March 2004 ( C 2004) Modeling Cerebral Blood Flow Control During Posture

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    Olufsen, Mette Sofie

    of our mathematical model and control mechanisms development, we will show vali- dation results of our flow regulation; lumped parameter model; model validation. INTRODUCTION The understanding of shortCardiovascular Engineering: An International Journal, Vol. 4, No. 1, March 2004 ( C 2004) Modeling

  10. EngOpt 2012 -International Conference on Engineering Optimization Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 1-5 July 2012.

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    Cruz, Frederico

    EngOpt 2012 - International Conference on Engineering Optimization Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 1-5 July, 39401-089 - Montes Claros - MG, Brazil E-mail: nilson.brito@unimontes.br Departamento de Matem´atica, Universidade Federal de Ouro Preto, 35400-000 - Ouro Preto - MG, Brazil E-mail: anderson

  11. Proceedings of ASME-IMECE'03 2003 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and RD&D Expo

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    Li, Perry Y.

    Proceedings of ASME-IMECE'03 2003 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and RD&D Expo of the teleoperator and b) bilateral energy transfer between the human and the work en- viroment with a power scaling such that it is passive with respect to the total scaled power input to the device. The single stage and multi

  12. 1 Copyright 2009 by ASME Proceedings of the ASME 2009 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences & Computers and

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    Papalambros, Panos

    1 Copyright © 2009 by ASME Proceedings of the ASME 2009 International Design Engineering Technical [6]. It is expected that by 2011, there will be 75 hybrid powertrain models available in the US driver for the purchase of #12;2 Copyright © 2009 by ASME hybrid or electric vehicles when the price

  13. 1 Copyright 2008 by ASME Proceedings of the ASME 2008 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences & Computers and

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    1 Copyright © 2008 by ASME Proceedings of the ASME 2008 International Design Engineering Technical human ability to search through leveraging the power of computation to rapidly process information by ASME Evolutionary algorithms (EAs) are used in many applications of computational design synthesis due

  14. 1 Copyright 20xx by ASME Proceedings of the ASME 2007 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences & Computers and

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    Bueler, Ed

    1 Copyright © 20xx by ASME Proceedings of the ASME 2007 International Design Engineering Technical. One set of linear non- homogenous ODEs is solved for each power of the perturbation parameter. Each Expanded Features Unlimited Pages #12;2 Copyright © 20xx by ASME single DOF low immersion milling

  15. Proceedings of ASME-IMECE'04 2004 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and RD&D Expo

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    Li, Perry Y.

    Proceedings of ASME-IMECE'04 2004 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and RD&D Expo November 13-19, 2004, Anaheim, California USA IMECE2004-60868 DESIGN AND CONTROL OF A HYDRAULIC HUMAN POWER- nary control results for a hydraulically actuated human power amplifier. The system is in the form

  16. Proceedings of ASME 2011 5th International Conference on Energy Sustainability & 9th Fuel Cell Science, Engineering and Technology Conference

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    Stefanopoulou, Anna

    Proceedings of ASME 2011 5th International Conference on Energy Sustainability & 9th Fuel Cell electrolyte fuel cell (PEFC) is a promising power source for portable or mobile applications, although. The chemical degra- 1 Copyright © 2011 by ASME Proceedings of the ASME 2011 9th Fuel Cell Science, Engineering

  17. Nitrogen enriched combustion of a natural gas internal combustion engine to reduce NO.sub.x emissions

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    Biruduganti, Munidhar S. (Naperville, IL); Gupta, Sreenath Borra (Naperville, IL); Sekar, R. Raj (Naperville, IL); McConnell, Steven S. (Shorewood, IL)

    2008-11-25T23:59:59.000Z

    A method and system for reducing nitrous oxide emissions from an internal combustion engine. An input gas stream of natural gas includes a nitrogen gas enrichment which reduces nitrous oxide emissions. In addition ignition timing for gas combustion is advanced to improve FCE while maintaining lower nitrous oxide emissions.

  18. Validation of a Small Engine Based Procedure for Studying Performance...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

    Performance of Engine Lube Oils, Ionic Liquids as Lubricants andor Lubricant Additives, Opportunities for Engine Friction Reduction and Durable Design Validation of a...

  19. Optimization of Direct-Injection H2 Combustion Engine Performance...

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    Engine friction Values derived from measurement on multi-cylinder engine Turbo-charger performance Derived from results of turbo-charged multi-cylinder hydrogen...

  20. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL FOR NUMERICAL METHODS IN ENGINEERING Int. J. Numer. Meth. Engng 2007; 70:351378

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    Lin, Xi

    -conservative friction force, which represents coupling to an external heat bath and scales the atomic velocities A phonon heat bath approach for the atomistic and multiscale simulation of solids E. G. Karpov1,,, H. S solid as a heat bath. The approach allows bringing together a small and a large crystalline domain

  1. CE'2000, International Conference on Concurrent Engineering, Lyon, France, July 17-20 2000. Negotiation in collaborative assessment of design solutions

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    Boyer, Edmond

    CE'2000, International Conference on Concurrent Engineering, Lyon, France, July 17-20 2000. 1 Negotiation in collaborative assessment of design solutions: an empirical study on a Concurrent Engineering/SM/CAO M0101/9 316 route de bayonne 31060 Toulouse cedex 03, France Abstract In Concurrent engineering

  2. Friction surfaced Stellite6 coatings

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    Rao, K. Prasad; Damodaram, R. [Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering - Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai 600 036 (India); Rafi, H. Khalid, E-mail: khalidrafi@gmail.com [Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai 600 036 (India); Ram, G.D. Janaki [Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai 600 036 (India); Reddy, G. Madhusudhan [Metal Joining Group, Defence Metallurgical Research Laboratory (DMRL) Kanchanbagh, Hyderabad 500 058 (India); Nagalakshmi, R. [Welding Research Institute, Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited, Tiruchirappalli 620 014 (India)

    2012-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Solid state Stellite6 coatings were deposited on steel substrate by friction surfacing and compared with Stellite6 cast rod and coatings deposited by gas tungsten arc and plasma transferred arc welding processes. Friction surfaced coatings exhibited finer and uniformly distributed carbides and were characterized by the absence of solidification structure and compositional homogeneity compared to cast rod, gas tungsten arc and plasma transferred coatings. Friction surfaced coating showed relatively higher hardness. X-ray diffraction of samples showed only face centered cubic Co peaks while cold worked coating showed hexagonally close packed Co also. - Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Stellite6 used as coating material for friction surfacing. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Friction surfaced (FS) coatings compared with casting, GTA and PTA processes. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Finer and uniformly distributed carbides in friction surfaced coatings. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Absence of melting results compositional homogeneity in FS Stellite6 coatings.

  3. Materials Research Lab -Research Internships in Science and Engineering http://www.mrl.ucsb.edu/mrl/outreach/educational/RISE/interns05.html[5/10/12 9:35:20 AM

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    Bigelow, Stephen

    Materials Research Lab - Research Internships in Science and Engineering http For Teachers Education Contacts News Research Internships in Science and Engineering Research Interns in Science and Engineering (RISE) Summer 2005 - Student Projects Student Major/School Mentor Faculty Sponsor

  4. Materials Research Lab -Research Internships in Science and Engineering http://www.mrl.ucsb.edu/mrl/outreach/educational/RISE/interns01.html[5/10/12 10:02:52 AM

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    Bigelow, Stephen

    Materials Research Lab - Research Internships in Science and Engineering http People News & Events Webmail #12;Materials Research Lab - Research Internships in Science and Engineering For Teachers Education Contacts News Research Internships in Science and Engineering Research Interns

  5. Materials Research Lab -Research Internships in Science and Engineering http://www.mrl.ucsb.edu/mrl/outreach/educational/RISE/interns00.html[5/10/12 10:10:40 AM

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    Bigelow, Stephen

    Materials Research Lab - Research Internships in Science and Engineering http For Teachers Education Contacts News Research Internships in Science and Engineering Research Interns in Science and Engineering (RISE) Summer 2000 - Student Projects Student Major/School Mentor Faculty Sponsor

  6. Materials Research Lab -Research Internships in Science and Engineering http://www.mrl.ucsb.edu/mrl/outreach/educational/RISE/interns07.html[5/10/12 9:08:02 AM

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    Bigelow, Stephen

    Materials Research Lab - Research Internships in Science and Engineering http CMAS- A NEW CHALLENGE FOR #12;Materials Research Lab - Research Internships in Science and Engineering For Teachers Education Contacts News Research Internships in Science and Engineering Research Interns

  7. Materials Research Lab -Research Internships in Science and Engineering http://www.mrl.ucsb.edu/mrl/outreach/educational/RISE/interns09.html[5/10/12 9:22:34 AM

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    Bigelow, Stephen

    Materials Research Lab - Research Internships in Science and Engineering http;Materials Research Lab - Research Internships in Science and Engineering http For Teachers Education Contacts News Research Internships in Science and Engineering Research Interns

  8. In situ control of lubricant properties for reduction of power cylinder friction through thermal barrier coating

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    Molewyk, Mark Allen

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Lowering lubricant viscosity to reduce friction generally carries a side effect of increased metal-metal contact in mixed or boundary lubrication, for example near top ring reversal along the engine cylinder liner. A ...

  9. Intern experience at Fluor Engineers and Constructors, Inc.: an internship report

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    Afiesimama, Boma Thompson, 1952-

    2013-03-13T23:59:59.000Z

    AN INTERNSHIP REPORT by Boma Thompson Afiesimama Submitted to the College of Engineering of Texas A&M University partial fulfillment of the requirement for the degree of DOCTOR OF ENGINEERING August 1982 Major Subject: Industrial Engineering... An Internship Report by Boma Thompson Afiesimama Approved as to style and content by: _ j (Member) (Member) August 1982 10301 Sandpiper - #307 Houston, Texas 77036 July 12, 1982 The Dean of Engineering College of Engineering Texas A&M University...

  10. HCCI engine control and optimization

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    Killingsworth, Nicholas J.

    2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    102 xiv LIST OF TABLES Table 1.1: Internal Combustion Enginephenomena in internal combustion engines and rapid33] J. B. Heywood. Internal Combustion Engine Fundamentals.

  11. Numerical Estimation of Frictional Torques with Rate and State Friction

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    Arun K. Singh; T. N. Singh

    2015-01-20T23:59:59.000Z

    In this paper, numerical estimation of frictional torques is carried out of a rotary elastic disc on a hard and rough surface under different rotating conditions. A one dimensional spring- mass rotary system is numerically solved under the quasistatic condition with the rate and state dependent friction model. It is established that torque of frictional strength as well as torque of steady dynamic stress increases with radius and found to be maximum at the periphery of the disc. Torque corresponding to frictional strength estimated using the analytical solution matches closely with the simulation only in the case of high stiffness of the connecting spring. In steady relaxation simulation, a steadily rotating disc is suddenly stopped and relaxational angular velocity and corresponding frictional torque decreases with both steady angular velocity and stiffness of the connecting spring in the velocity strengthening regime. In velocity weakening regime, in contrast, torque of relaxation stress deceases but relaxation velocity increases. The reason for the contradiction is explained.

  12. Bull. Disas. Prey. Res. Inst., Kyoto Univ., Vol. 45, Part 4, No. 393, March, 1996 A Study on the Apparent Friction Angle Mobilized

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    Takada, Shoji

    on the Apparent Friction Angle Mobilized during the Undrained Loading in Long Run-out Landslides ByJong-hak LEEand friction angles during motion in comparison with the usual values of internal friction angle of soils stress in dry soils, normal stress was rapidly increased while shearing speed was maintained. In some

  13. Bar-Halo Friction in Galaxies II: Metastability

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    J. A. Sellwood; Victor P. Debattista

    2005-11-05T23:59:59.000Z

    It is well-established that strong bars rotating in dense halos generally slow down as they lose angular momentum to the halo through dynamical friction. Angular momentum exchanges between the bar and halo particles take place at resonances. While some particles gain and others lose, friction arises when there is an excess of gainers over losers. This imbalance results from the generally decreasing numbers of particles with increasing angular momentum, and friction can therefore be avoided if there is no gradient in the density of particles across the major resonances. Here we show that anomalously weak friction can occur for this reason if the pattern speed of the bar fluctuates upwards. After such an event, the density of resonant halo particles has a local inflexion created by the earlier exchanges, and bar slowdown can be delayed for a long period; we describe this as a metastable state. We show that this behavior in purely collisionless N-body simulations is far more likely to occur in methods with adaptive resolution. We also show that the phenomenon could arise in nature, since bar-driven gas inflow could easily raise the bar pattern speed enough to reach the metastable state. Finally, we demonstrate that mild external, or internal, perturbations quickly restore the usual frictional drag, and it is unlikely therefore that a strong bar in a galaxy having a dense halo could rotate for a long period without friction.

  14. Proceedings of the Fourth International Workshop on Software Engineering and Artificial Intelligence for High Energy and Nuclear Physics, eds. B. Denby and D. PerretGallix, International Journal of Modern

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    Peterson, Carsten

    Intelligence for High Energy and Nuclear Physics, eds. B. Denby and D. Perret­Gallix, International Journal on Software Engineering and Artificial Intelligence for High Energy and Nuclear Physics, Pisa, Italy, April 3

  15. Cold start fuel management of port-fuel-injected internal combustion engines

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    Cuseo, James M. (James Michael)

    2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The purpose of this study is to investigate how changes in fueling strategy in the second cycle of engine operation influence the delivered charge fuel mass and engine out hydrocarbon (EOHC) emissions in that and subsequent ...

  16. 1 Copyright 2012 by ASME Proceedings of the ASME 2012 International Manufacturing Science and Engineering Conferences

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    Chen, Yong

    and Engineering Conferences MSEC2012 June 4-8, 2012, Notre Dame, Indiana, USA MSEC2012-7232 RAPID MANUFACTURING

  17. Undergraduate Civil Engineering Civil Engineering is an international profession that provides solutions for pressing societal challenges for both

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    Staum, Jeremy

    , sustainable energy, efficient mobility, and sequestered or treated waste. They transform wastelands and the public. Their work may extend to biotechnology to support environmental restoration, and to materials in the consumption of resources. At Northwestern, the Civil Engineering curriculum has been designed to satisfy

  18. Evaluation of friction loss in flexible and galvanized duct 

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    Zimmermann, Carlos Michael Alberto

    1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    or similar exterior material. 3. When exterior abrasion of the duct can be a factor, a vinyl scuff strip can be glued or plastic welded in spiral fashion on the outside cover. 4. Reduction in flow because of Internal friction can be minimized by using...EVALUATION OF FRICTION LOSS IN FLEXIBLE AND GALVANIZED DUCT A Thesis by CARLOS MICHAEL ALBERTO ZIMMERMANN Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas A&M University in partial fulfliiment of the requirements for the degree of MASTER...

  19. To appear in Proceedings, International Symposium on Requirements Engineering, York, England, March 26-27, 1995 1 Consistency Checking of SCR-Style Requirements Speci cations

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    To appear in Proceedings, International Symposium on Requirements Engineering, York, England, March . Designed originally for use by engineers, the SCR method has been successfully applied to a variety ; a submarine communications system 12 ; and safety- critical components of two nuclear power plants

  20. Implications of Strong-Rate-Weakening Friction

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    Greer, Julia R.

    Implications of Strong-Rate- Weakening Friction for the Length-Scale Dependence of the Strength · Rapid transitions between high static friction and very low dynamic friction · Leads to slip-pulse rupture · Slip pulses are extremely localized and have strong positive feedback between friction and slip

  1. A thermodynamic analysis of the rotary-vee internal combustion engine

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    Bailey, Stephen Glenn

    1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    , gives rotary engines some of their appeal. As pointed out by Wankel [7], there are literally hundreds of rotary variations that have been proposed, patented, and, to a very limited extent, produced. The Wankel engine was the first positive... that are in rotary motion. The earliest patents concerning this machine in the United States dates back to 1917, with patents related to this design issued every decade since. Development of this engine has included periods of inactivity, and has not seen any...

  2. Rubber friction and tire dynamics

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    B. N. J. Persson

    2010-07-16T23:59:59.000Z

    We propose a simple rubber friction law, which can be used, e.g., in models of tire (and vehicle) dynamics. The friction law is tested by comparing numerical results to the full rubber friction theory (B.N.J. Persson, J. Phys.: Condensed Matter 18, 7789 (2006)). Good agreement is found between the two theories. We describe a two-dimensional (2D) tire model which combines the rubber friction model with a simple mass-spring description of the tire body. The tire model is very flexible and can be used to calculate accurate mu-slip (and the self-aligning torque) curves for braking and cornering or combined motion (e.g., braking during cornering). We present numerical results which illustrate the theory. Simulations of Anti-Blocking System (ABS) braking are performed using two simple control algorithms.

  3. 1 Copyright 2012 by ASME Proceedings of the ASME 2012 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences &

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    Williams II, Robert L.

    . Williams II Mechanical Engineering Department, Ohio University Athens, Ohio 45701 E-mail: williar4@ohio.edu Jim Zhu Electrical Engineering Department, Ohio University, Athens, Ohio 45701 E-mail: zhuj@ohio that the overall energy required by the cable-actuated robot is significantly lower than the energy input

  4. Proceedings of IMECE '03 2003 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition

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    Shaver, Gregory M.

    November 15-21, 2003, Washington, D.C. USA IMECE2003-41966 CYCLE-TO-CYCLE CONTROL OF HCCI ENGINES Gregory M Compression Ignition (HCCI) represents a promising combustion strategy for future engines. When achieved by rein- ducting exhaust gas with a variable valve actuation (VVA) sys- tem, however, HCCI possesses

  5. Proceedings of IMECE'02 2002 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition

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    Stefanopoulou, Anna

    engines. Tran- sient behavior is on of the key requirements for the success of fuel cell vehicles CAR" confirm an interest in developing fuel cell vehicles from both the government and automobile as conventional engine. Transient behavior is one of the key requirements for the suc- cess of fuel cell vehicles

  6. Vehicle Technologies Office Merit Review 2014: Internal Combustion Engine Energy Retention (ICEER)

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    Presentation given by National Renewable Energy Laboratory at 2014 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program and Vehicle Technologies Office Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting about Internal...

  7. ENHANCED IGNITION FOR I.C. ENGINES WITH PREMIXED CHARGE

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    Dale, J.D.

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Igniter for Internal Combustion Engines," SAE Paper 760764.Emissions from an Internal Combustion Engine,'' Combusti and11 Laser Ignited Internal Combustion Engine -An Experimental

  8. An Experimental Based Investigation of Oxycombustion in an SI Engine

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    Van Blarigan, Andrew Charles

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    et al. 2011), and internal combustion engines (Bilger and WuJohn B. (1988). Internal Combustion Engine Fundamentals. NewReciprocat- ing Internal Combustion Engines”. In: Innovative

  9. An Experimental Based Investigation of Oxycombustion in an SI Engine

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    Van Blarigan, Andrew Charles

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    John B. (1988). Internal Combustion Engine Fundamentals. NewReciprocat- ing Internal Combustion Engines”. In: InnovativeCoefficient in the Internal Combustion Engine”. In: SAE

  10. Analytical Framework to Evaluate Emission Control Systems for Marine Engines

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    Jayaram, Varalakshmi

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Reciprocation internal combustion engines - Exhaust emissionReciprocating internal combustion engines - Exhaust emissionOn the emissions from internal-combustion engines: A review.

  11. INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ENGINEERING DESIGN, ICED11 15 -18 AUGUST 2011, TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF DENMARK

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    which was led in an international company dealing with hydraulic power plant machine design. It exposes organization builds and provides various ranges of Turbines/Generator on the international market in order of products since each sold turbine/generator is specific and must answer to new customer expectations

  12. International Minor in Engineering: Scandinavian Studies Language: maximum of 12 semester hours # of sem hours

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    Lee, Tonghun

    semester hours including one 300- or 400-level course and one Political Science/Economics course FR 418 and European Cinema 3 492 New Scandinavian Cinema 3 496 Special Topics in Scandinavian Studies Political Science/Economics Courses: ACE 451 Economics of International Development 3 455 International

  13. ENGINEERING

    Broader source: All U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office Webpages (Extended Search)

    ENGINEERING the Future of ENERGY Regional University Alliance National Energy Technology Laboratory Office of Research and Development The Future of Energy The time to redraw...

  14. Friction Anisotropy: A unique and intrinsic property of decagonal quasicrystals

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    Park, Jeong Young

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Quasi-Crystalline Low-Friction Coatings. Journal ofContact Mechanics, Friction and Adhesion with Application toEds. ), Fundamentals of Friction and Wear, Springer Berlin

  15. Epistemic Friction: Reflections on Knowledge, Truth, and Logic

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    Sher, Gila

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    ARTICLE Epistemic Friction: Re?ections on Knowledge, Truth,requires both freedom and friction. Freedom to set up ourprograms, etc. , and friction (constraint) coming from two

  16. Performance, Efficiency, and Emissions Characterization of Reciprocating Internal Combustion Engines Fueled with Hydrogen/Natural Gas Blends

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    Kirby S. Chapman; Amar Patil

    2007-06-30T23:59:59.000Z

    Hydrogen is an attractive fuel source not only because it is abundant and renewable but also because it produces almost zero regulated emissions. Internal combustion engines fueled by compressed natural gas (CNG) are operated throughout a variety of industries in a number of mobile and stationary applications. While CNG engines offer many advantages over conventional gasoline and diesel combustion engines, CNG engine performance can be substantially improved in the lean operating region. Lean operation has a number of benefits, the most notable of which is reduced emissions. However, the extremely low flame propagation velocities of CNG greatly restrict the lean operating limits of CNG engines. Hydrogen, however, has a high flame speed and a wide operating limit that extends into the lean region. The addition of hydrogen to a CNG engine makes it a viable and economical method to significantly extend the lean operating limit and thereby improve performance and reduce emissions. Drawbacks of hydrogen as a fuel source, however, include lower power density due to a lower heating value per unit volume as compared to CNG, and susceptibility to pre-ignition and engine knock due to wide flammability limits and low minimum ignition energy. Combining hydrogen with CNG, however, overcomes the drawbacks inherent in each fuel type. Objectives of the current study were to evaluate the feasibility of using blends of hydrogen and natural gas as a fuel for conventional natural gas engines. The experiment and data analysis included evaluation of engine performance, efficiency, and emissions along with detailed in-cylinder measurements of key physical parameters. This provided a detailed knowledge base of the impact of using hydrogen/natural gas blends. A four-stroke, 4.2 L, V-6 naturally aspirated natural gas engine coupled to an eddy current dynamometer was used to measure the impact of hydrogen/natural gas blends on performance, thermodynamic efficiency and exhaust gas emissions in a reciprocating four stroke cycle engine. The test matrix varied engine load and air-to-fuel ratio at throttle openings of 50% and 100% at equivalence ratios of 1.00 and 0.90 for hydrogen percentages of 10%, 20% and 30% by volume. In addition, tests were performed at 100% throttle opening, with an equivalence ratio of 0.98 and a hydrogen blend of 20% to further investigate CO emission variations. Data analysis indicated that the use of hydrogen/natural gas fuel blend penalizes the engine operation with a 1.5 to 2.0% decrease in torque, but provided up to a 36% reduction in CO, a 30% reduction in NOX, and a 5% increase in brake thermal efficiency. These results concur with previous results published in the open literature. Further reduction in emissions can be obtained by retarding the ignition timing.

  17. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL FOR NUMERICAL METHODS IN ENGINEERING Int. J. Numer. Meth. Engng 2008; 76:11851201

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    Matous, Karel

    , IL 61801, U.S.A. 2Department of Aerospace Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana or viscoplasticity, the inelastic response of several polymers and alloys is assumed to be volume preserving

  18. Intern experience at Walton & Associates/Consulting Engineers, Inc.: an internship report

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    Blaschke, J. D. (Joseph D.)

    2013-03-13T23:59:59.000Z

    This internship report describes the author's one-year internship at Walton & Associates/Consulting Engineers, Inc., (WACE) in Bryan, Texas, which occurred during [the] calendar year 1982. His primary internship objectives were to apply...

  19. Investigation of spark discharge processes and ignition systems for spark-ignited internal combustion engines

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    Khare, Yogesh Jayant

    2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    includes an evaluation of the various types of conventional as well as high-energy ignition systems for lean burn engines. An experimental ignition system was constructed to determine the effect of ignition energy, spark plug electrode geometry and gas...

  20. Intern experience at Walter P. Moore & Associates, consulting engineers: a report

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    Arguello Carazo, Francisco Xavier, 1953-

    2013-03-13T23:59:59.000Z

    Engineering A Report by FRANCISCO XAVIER ARGUELLO CARAZO August 1979 A report on an Internship Experience at Walter P. Moore & Associates, Consulting Engineers. (August 1979) Francisco Xavier Arguello Carazo, C.E., National University of Nicaragua; M.... WEST LOOP OFFICE BUILDING........................ 10 b. BAY DESIGN GARAGE................................ 14 c. BLOCK 130, HOUSTON C E NTER........................ 17 d. TEN-TEN GARAGE INFORMATION........................ 20 2. Basis for Final...

  1. High-speed video observation and on-line measurements of oil aeration in an internal combustion engine

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    Manz, Devon L

    2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Along the oil's journey through the oil lube system, the oil lubricates, cools, removes impurities, supports load, and minimizes friction. At the end of the oil's journey it returns to the sump where it remains nearly ...

  2. Friction between Ring Polymer Brushes

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    A. Erbas; J. Paturej

    2015-01-07T23:59:59.000Z

    Friction between ring-polymer brushes at melt densities sliding past each other are studied using extensive course-grained molecular dynamics simulations and scaling arguments, and the results are compared to the friction between linear-polymer brushes. We show that for a velocity range spanning over three decades, the frictional forces measured for ring-polymer brushes are half the corresponding friction in case of linear brushes. In the linear-force regime, the weak inter-digitation of two ring brushes compared to linear brushes also leads to a lower number of binary collisions between the monomers of opposing brushes. At high velocities, where the thickness of the inter-digitation layer between two opposing brushes is on the order monomer size regardless of brush topology, stretched segments of ring polymers take a double-stranded conformation. As a result, monomers of the double-stranded segments collide less with the monomers of the opposing ring brush even though a similar number of monomers occupies the inter-digitation layer for ring and linear-brush bilayers. The numerical data obtained from our simulations is consistent with the proposed scaling analysis. Conformation-dependent frictional reduction observed in ring brushes can have important consequences in non-equilibrium bulk systems.

  3. Turbulent heat transfer and friction in a square channel with discrete rib turbulators

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    McMillin, Robert Dale

    1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    TURBULENT HEAT TRANSFER AND FRICTION IN A SQUARE CHANNEL WITH DISCRETE RIB TURBULATORS A Thesis by ROBERT DALE iXIGMILLIN Subniitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas AK. M L niversrty in partial fulfillment of the requirements... for the degree of MASTER OF SGIE IGE Deceinber 1989 Major Subject' Mechanical Engineering TURBULENT HEAT TRANSFER AND FRICTION IN A SQUARE CHANNEL WITH DISCRETE RIB TURBULATORS A Thesrs by ROBERT DALE MCMILLI'V Approverl as to style and content...

  4. ME 4210: Manufacturing Processes and Engineering Prof. J.S. Colton GIT 2011

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    Colton, Jonathan S.

    2011 9 Friction stir welding · used for aluminum · requires no filler · low distortion · low Processes and Engineering Prof. J.S. Colton © GIT 2011 10 Friction Stir Welding #12;ME 4210: Manufacturing Processes and Engineering Prof. J.S. Colton © GIT 2011 11 Friction Stir Welding FSW Normal weld #12;ME 4210

  5. Integrated Advanced Reciprocating Internal Combustion Engine System for Increased Utilization of Gaseous Opportunity Fuels

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    Pratapas, John; Zelepouga, Serguei; Gnatenko, Vitaliy; Saveliev, Alexei; Jangale, Vilas; Li, Hailin; Getz, Timothy; Mather, Daniel

    2013-08-31T23:59:59.000Z

    The project is addressing barriers to or opportunities for increasing distributed generation (DG)/combined heat and power (CHP) use in industrial applications using renewable/opportunity fuels. This project brings together novel gas quality sensor (GQS) technology with engine management for opportunity fuels such as landfill gas, digester gas and coal bed methane. By providing the capability for near real-time monitoring of the composition of these opportunity fuels, the GQS output can be used to improve the performance, increase efficiency, raise system reliability, and provide improved project economics and reduced emissions for engines used in distributed generation and combined heat and power.

  6. Development and Demonstration of a Fuel-Efficient HD Engine ...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

    piston geometry, improved charge air system, revised base engine components reduce friction and turbocompounding. deer11deojeda.pdf More Documents & Publications Development...

  7. Vacuum friction in rotating particles

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    A. Manjavacas; F. J. García de Abajo

    2010-09-21T23:59:59.000Z

    We study the frictional torque acting on particles rotating in empty space. At zero temperature, vacuum friction transforms mechanical energy into light emission and produces particle heating. However, particle cooling relative to the environment occurs at finite temperatures and low rotation velocities. Radiation emission is boosted and its spectrum significantly departed from a hot-body emission profile as the velocity increases. Stopping times ranging from hours to billions of years are predicted for materials, particle sizes, and temperatures accessible to experiment. Implications for the behavior of cosmic dust are discussed.

  8. Rubber friction on ice and snow surfaces 

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    Skouvaklis, Gerasimos

    2011-06-28T23:59:59.000Z

    The friction of rubber on ice and snow surfaces is complex. Deeper scientific understanding is important for optimising performance of tyres in winter. Rubber, ice and snow systems exhibit frictional behaviour which ...

  9. International Conference on Earthquake Engineering and Seismology (ICEES 2011), NUST, Islamabad, Pakistan

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    , Pakistan April 25-26, 2011 Post-Event Reconstruction in Asia since 1999: An Overview Focusing on the Social, Lahore, Pakistan (siddiq.akbar@uet.edu.pk ) Abstract The concentration of human population in Asia, Islamabad, Pakistan April 25-26, 2011 Considering that seismology and earthquake engineering had taken roots

  10. INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ENGINEERING DESIGN ICED 05 MELBOURNE, AUGUST 15-18, 2005

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    : Knowledge Management, research organisations, quality management 1 Introduction and objectives Knowledge Management Systems (KMS) have been developed in Engineering Design activities in order to improve of Knowledge Management Systems on firm activities. At least we will propose a method to monitor the impact

  11. 1 Copyright 2011 by ASME Proceedings of the ASME 2011 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences &

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    Williams II, Robert L.

    Mechanical Engineering, Ohio University Athens, Ohio, USA williar4@ohio.edu ABSTRACT A capstan is simply to fully define the behavior. A more complex equation was developed and compared to the experimental data were driven under human force. In both situations however the concept is the same; there is a rope

  12. 1 Copyright 2009 by ASME Proceedings of the ASME 2009 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences &

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    Williams II, Robert L.

    in the past to analyze the human gait cycle. Due to inconsistency with theoretical and experimental results, Ph.D. Professor Department of Mechanical Engineering, Ohio University williar4@ohio.edu ABSTRACT a real human walking cycle. Kinematic and Dynamic analysis is discussed including results for joint

  13. QUALITY AND RELIABILITY ENGINEERING INTERNATIONAL Qual. Reliab. Engng. Int. (in press)

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    Ben-Gal, Irad E.

    conventional SPC charts, which rely on the independence assumption, to monitor autocorrelated processes Experiment: The Markov-based SPC Approach Gonen Singer and Irad Ben-Gal, Department of Industrial Engineering to promote the idea of statistical process control (SPC). The popular example illustrates

  14. INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ENGINEERING DESIGN ICED 03 STOCKHOLM, AUGUST 19-21, 2003

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    Agogino, Alice M.

    teams, product design lifecycle, latent semantic analysis, coherence 1 Introduction Engineering design-world context in which the design concepts evolve in the product design lifecycle. They reflect the conflicting artefact. They convey the value the product will bring to the people who will use it. They capture the real

  15. 1 Copyright 2012 by ASME Proceedings of the ASME 2012 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences &

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    Williams II, Robert L.

    of touch and forces in humans. Haptic interfaces provide force and touch feedback from virtual models, interact with animations, and feel the results. The overall system aims to increase teaching and learning, engineering mechanics courses, virtual reality, force feedback 1. INTRODUCTION Haptics is related to the sense

  16. 1 Copyright 2011 by ASME Proceedings of the 2011 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition

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    Camci, Cengiz

    within actual turbine passages. INTRODUCTION The gas turbine is an integral part and a crucial determinant of modern engines. Gas turbine efficiency is related to many factors including secondary flow like horseshoe vortices and related total pressure losses decrease turbine efficiency. Computerized

  17. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL FOR NUMERICAL METHODS IN ENGINEERING Int. J. Numer. Meth. Engng 2006; 65:12691309

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    Torres-Verdín, Carlos

    Atlas, a division of Baker-Hughes, 2001 Rankin Road, Houston, TX 77073, U.S.A. SUMMARY We describe-Atlas, a division of Baker-Hughes Received 17 January 2005 Revised 24 June 2005 Copyright 2005 John Wiley & Sons of Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX 78712, U.S.A. 3Baker

  18. Proceedings of IMECE 2008 2008 ASME INTERNATIONAL MECHANICAL ENGINEERING CONGRESS AND EXPOSITION

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    Guo, Zhixiong "James"

    MEDIATED ULTRA-SHORT PULSED LASER ABLATION Xiaoliang Wang Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Rutgers@jove.rutgers.edu ABSTRACT Ultra-short pulsed laser removal of thin film blood contamination at glass surface has been, to the authors' knowledge few research on USP (ultra-short pulse) laser removal of thin film area contamination

  19. Proceedings of IMECE'02 2002 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition

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    Walker, D. Greg

    significantly affect the breakdown of a device [10], self-heating does not need to be considered to achieve of Electrical Engineering Vanderbilt University Nashville, TN 37235-1683 ABSTRACT Single-event burnout (SEB generates electron-hole pairs along its path; as the charges are separated by the electric field, a current

  20. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL FOR NUMERICAL METHODS IN ENGINEERING Int. J. Numer. Meth. Engng 2008; 76:11591184

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    Li, Shaofan

    and localized heat Dong Qian1,,, Thomas Eason2, Shaofan Li3 and Wing Kam Liu4 1Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH 45221-0072, U.S.A. 2Air Force Research Laboratory, Air structures subjected to combined mechanical and thermal loads. The coupling effects of mechanical deformation

  1. Intern experience at Exxon Research and Engineering Company: an internship report

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    Bridges, George A., 1956-

    2013-03-13T23:59:59.000Z

    .......................................ix List of Attachments......................................... x Introduction .................................................. 1 Objectives The Internship Organization Exxon Project Management Practices .......................... 12 Introduction... .......................................................... 98 ix LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS Page Figure 1 - EE Provides Project Services to Exxon Affiliates....................................... 64 Figure 2 - Exxon Engineering Organization Chart ........... 65 Figure 3 - Quality Control Division...

  2. The Power of Friction: Quantifying the ``Goodness'' of Frictional Grasps \\Lambda

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    Mishra, Bud

    The Power of Friction: Quantifying the ``Goodness'' of Frictional Grasps \\Lambda Marek Teichmann of fingers, coefficient of friction and the the goodness of a grasp. In particular, we give a general framework for defining a grasp metric that takes friction into account. Our approach rectifies a flaw

  3. Method and device for diagnosing and controlling combustion instabilities in internal combustion engines operating in or transitioning to homogeneous charge combustion ignition mode

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    Wagner, Robert M [Knoxville, TN; Daw, Charles S [Knoxville, TN; Green, Johney B [Knoxville, TN; Edwards, Kevin D [Knoxville, TN

    2008-10-07T23:59:59.000Z

    This invention is a method of achieving stable, optimal mixtures of HCCI and SI in practical gasoline internal combustion engines comprising the steps of: characterizing the combustion process based on combustion process measurements, determining the ratio of conventional and HCCI combustion, determining the trajectory (sequence) of states for consecutive combustion processes, and determining subsequent combustion process modifications using said information to steer the engine combustion toward desired behavior.

  4. TBM tunnel friction values for the Grizzly Powerhouse Project

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    Stutsman, R.D. [Ensign & Buckley Consulting Engineers, Larkspur, CA (United States); Rothfuss, B.D. [Pacific Gas and Electric Co., San Francisco, CA (United States)

    1995-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

    Tunnel boring machine (TBM) driven water conveyance tunnels are becoming increasingly more common. Despite advances in tunnel engineering and construction technology, hydraulic performance data for TBM driven tunnels remains relatively unavailable. At the Grizzly Powerhouse Project, the TBM driven water conveyance tunnel was designed using friction coefficients developed from a previous PG&E project. A range of coefficients were selected to bound the possible hydraulic performance variations of the water conveyance system. These friction coefficients, along with the water conveyance systems characteristics, and expected turbine characteristics, were used in a hydraulic transient analysis to determine the expected system pressure fluctuations, and surge chamber performance. During startup test data, these performance characteristics were measured to allow comparison to the original design assumptions. During construction of the tunnel, plaster casts were made of the actual excavated tunnel unlined and fiber reinforced shotcrete lined surfaces. These castings were used to measure absolute roughness of the surfaces so that a friction coefficient could be developed using the Moody diagram and compare them against the design values. This paper compares the assumed frictional coefficient with computed coefficients from headlosses measured during startup testing, and plaster cast measurement calculations. In addition, a comparison of coefficients will be presented for an other TBM driven water conveyance tunnel constructed in the 1980`s.

  5. Pulling by Pushing, Slip with Infinite Friction,

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    Pulling by Pushing, Slip with Infinite Friction, and Perfectly Rough Surfaces Kevin M. Lynch the two objects even with an infinite coefficient of friction. Thus the common conception that infinite friction prevents slip is in error. This paper shows examples of the phenomena with both quasi

  6. The friction of wrinkles Hamid Mohammadi1

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    Mueser, Martin

    The friction of wrinkles Hamid Mohammadi1 and Martin H. M¨user2 1 Dept. of Applied Mathematics pattern has asymmetries not present in the counterbody. The instabilities then cause Coulomb's friction Likewise, the presence of friction - as observed for the much investigated keratocytes on silicon rubber15

  7. Automotive friction-induced noises A. Elmaiana

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Automotive friction-induced noises A. Elmaiana , J.-M. Duffala , F. Gautiera , C. Pezeratb and J, France 3143 #12;Friction-induced noises are numerous in the automotive field. They also involve a large friction-induced noises with simple structures and automotive materials. Qualitative sensitivity studies

  8. Proceedings of the ASME Fuel Cell Division 2000: The 2000 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition

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    Wang, Chao-Yang

    Proceedings of the ASME Fuel Cell Division ­ 2000: The 2000 ASME International Mechanical ANALYSIS OF TRANSPORT AND REACTION IN PROTON EXCHANGE MEMBRANE FUEL CELLS Sukkee Um and C.Y. Wang exchange membrane (PEM) fuel cells with a Nafion 117 membrane and an interdigitated flow field

  9. Proceedings of IMECE'01 2001 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition

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    such as the internal cooling of semiconductor laser diodes. INTRODUCTION Excessive heat can cause deterioration to stay above the band edge. In the case of a layer of semiconductor material between two metal contacts, current ¤ow causes heat to be extracted at one metal/semiconductor junction and deposited at the other

  10. An XFEM Model for Carbon Sequestration Journal: International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering

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    Gracie, Robert

    PeerReview Only An XFEM Model for Carbon Sequestration Journal: International Journal for Numerical method, Carbon Sequestration, Multiphase flow, XFEM, Multifield systems, Petrov-Galerkin httpScience (www.interscience.wiley.com). DOI: 10.1002/nme An XFEM Model for Carbon Sequestration Chris Ladubec

  11. Paper Number: CIE 00774 International Conference on Computers and Industrial Engineering

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    Hossain, M. Enamul

    1 Paper Number: CIE ­ 00774 The 36th International Conference on Computers and Industrial of fluid volume with the change of pressure gradient within the system. To develop the models, Navier recovery scheme. It can also be used to measure the volume flow rate in a fracture system. KEY WORDS

  12. Friction forces in cosmological models

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    Donato Bini; Andrea Geralico; Daniele Gregoris; Sauro Succi

    2014-08-23T23:59:59.000Z

    We investigate the dynamics of test particles undergoing friction forces in a Friedmann-Robertson-Walker (FRW) spacetime. The interaction with the background fluid is modeled by introducing a Poynting-Robertson-like friction force in the equations of motion, leading to measurable (at least in principle) deviations of the particle trajectories from geodesic motion. The effect on the peculiar velocities of the particles is investigated for various equations of state of the background fluid and different standard cosmological models. The friction force is found to have major effects on particle motion in closed FRW universes, where it turns the time-asymptotic value (approaching the recollapse) of the peculiar particle velocity from ultra-relativistic (close to light speed) to a co-moving one, i.e., zero peculiar speed. On the other hand, for open or flat universes the effect of the friction is not so significant, because the time-asymptotic peculiar particle speed is largely non-relativistic also in the geodesic case.

  13. Engines

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    Enga, B.E.

    1981-08-25T23:59:59.000Z

    This invention relates to Stirling engines and to improved methods of operation whereby catalytic oxidation of a major proportion of the fuel takes place in the external combustor. An external combustion unit of a Stirling engine comprises a catalytic combustor having a thermally stable and oxidation resistant monolith made from and/or carrying a catalytic material and including a multiplicity of flow paths for catalytic combustion of combustible gases and injected fuel. The use of a catalytic combustor in accordance with this invention enables a Stirling or other engine fitted therewith to be used in areas such as mines and underwater installations where conventional flame combustion is impracticable or is controlled by stringent regulations.

  14. Analysis of heat release dynamics in an internal combustion engine using multifractals and wavelets

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    Sen, Asok K [Indiana University; Litak, Grzegorz [Technical University of Lublin; FINNEY, Charles E A [ORNL; Daw, C Stuart [ORNL; Wagner, Robert M [ORNL

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In this paper we analyze data from previously reported experimental measurements of cycle-to-cycle combustion variations in a lean-fueled, multi-cylinder spark-ignition (SI) engine. We characterize the changes in the observed combustion dynamics with as-fed fuel air ratio using conventional histograms and statistical moments, and we further characterize the shifts in combustion complexity in terms of multifractals and wavelet decomposition. Changes in the conventional statistics and multifractal structure indicate trends with fuel air ratio that parallel earlier reported observations. Wavelet decompositions reveal persistent, non-stochastic oscillation modes at higher fuel air ratios that were not obvious in previous analyses. Recognition of these long-time-scale, non-stochastic oscillations is expected to be useful for improving modelling and control of engine combustion variations and multi-cylinder balancing.

  15. PRODUCTION, STORAGE AND PROPERTIES OF HYDROGEN AS INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE FUEL: A CRITICAL REVIEW

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    In the age of ever increasing energy demand, hydrogen may play a major role as fuel. Hydrogen can be used as a transportation fuel, whereas neither nuclear nor solar energy can be used directly. The blends of hydrogen and ethanol have been used as alternative renewable fuels in a carbureted spark ignition engine. Hydrogen has very special properties as a transportation fuel, including a rapid burning speed, a high effective octane number, and no toxicity or ozone-forming potential. A stoichiometric hydrogen–air mixture has very low minimum ignition energy of 0.02 MJ. Combustion product of hydrogen is clean, which consists of water and a little amount of nitrogen oxides (NOx). The main drawbacks of using hydrogen as a transportation fuel are huge on-board storage tanks. Hydrogen stores approximately 2.6 times more energy per unit mass than gasoline. The disadvantage is that it needs an estimated 4 times more volume than gasoline to store that energy. The production and the storage of hydrogen fuel are not yet fully standardized. The paper reviews the different production techniques as well as storage systems of hydrogen to be used as IC engine fuel. The desirable and undesirable properties of hydrogen as IC engine fuels have also been discussed.

  16. HCCI engine control and optimization

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    Killingsworth, Nicholas J.

    2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Internal Combustion Engine Comparison Engine E?ciency Emissionsinternal combustion engine technology exists that has the potential to substantially improve e?ciency and reduce vehicle emissions,

  17. WTEC Panel Report on International Assessment of Research and Development in Simulation-Based Engineering and Science

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    Glotzer, S. C.; Kim, S.; Cummings, P. T.; Deshmukh, A.; Head-Gordon, M.; Karniadakis, G.; Petzold, L.; Sagui, C.; Shinozuka, M.

    2013-07-30T23:59:59.000Z

    This WTEC panel report assesses the international research and development activities in the field of Simulation- Based Engineering and Science (SBE&S). SBE&S involves the use of computer modeling and simulation to solve mathematical formulations of physical models of engineered and natural systems. SBE&S today has reached a level of predictive capability that it now firmly complements the traditional pillars of theory and experimentation/observation. As a result, computer simulation is more pervasive today – and having more impact – than at any other time in human history. Many critical technologies, including those to develop new energy sources and to shift the cost-benefit factors in healthcare, are on the horizon that cannot be understood, developed, or utilized without simulation. A panel of experts reviewed and assessed the state of the art in SBE&S as well as levels of activity overseas in the broad thematic areas of life sciences and medicine, materials, and energy and sustainability; and in the crosscutting issues of next generation hardware and algorithms; software development; engineering simulations; validation, verification, and uncertainty quantification; multiscale modeling and simulation; and SBE&S education. The panel hosted a U.S. baseline workshop, conducted a bibliometric analysis, consulted numerous experts and reports, and visited 59 institutions and companies throughout East Asia and Western Europe to explore the active research projects in those institutions, the computational infrastructure used for the projects, the funding schemes that enable the research, the collaborative interactions among universities, national laboratories, and corporate research centers, and workforce needs and development for SBE&S.

  18. 8th International Special Session on Current Trends in Numerical Simulation for Parallel Engineering Environments

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    Trinitis, C; Bader, M; Schulz, M

    2009-06-09T23:59:59.000Z

    In today's world, the use of parallel programming and architectures is essential for simulating practical problems in engineering and related disciplines. Significant progress in CPU architecture (multi- and many-core CPUs, SMT, transactional memory, virtualization support, shared caches etc.) system scalability, and interconnect technology, continues to provide new opportunities, as well as new challenges for both system architects and software developers. These trends are paralleled by progress in algorithms, simulation techniques, and software integration from multiple disciplines. In its 8th year, ParSim continues to build a bridge between application disciplines and computer science and to help fostering closer cooperations between these fields. Since its successful introduction in 2002, ParSim has established itself as an integral part of the EuroPVM/MPI conference series. In contrast to traditional conferences, emphasis is put on the presentation of up-to-date results with a short turn-around time. We believe that this offers a unique opportunity to present new aspects in this dynamic field and discuss them with a wide, interdisciplinary audience. The EuroPVM/MPI conference series, as one of the prime events in parallel computation, serves as an ideal surrounding for ParSim. This combination enables participants to present and discuss their work within the scope of both the session and the host conference. This year, five papers from authors in five countries were submitted to Par-Sim, and we selected three of them. They cover a range of different application fields including mechanical engineering, material science, and structural engineering simulations. We are confident that this resulted in an attractive special session and that this will be an informal setting for lively discussions as well as for fostering new collaborations. Several people contributed to this event. Thanks go to Jack Dongarra, the EuroPVM/MPI general chair, and to Jan Westerholm, Juha Fagerholm and Jussi Heikonen, the PC chairs, for their encouragement and support to continue the ParSim series at EuroPVM/MPI 2009. We would also like to thank the numerous reviewers, who provided us with their reviews in such a short amount of time (in most cases in just a few days) and thereby helped us to maintain the tight schedule. Last, but certainly not least, we would like to thank all those who took the time to submit papers and hence made this event possible in the first place. We are confident that this session will fulfill its purpose to provide new insights from both the engineering and the computer science side and encourages interdisciplinary exchange of ideas and cooperations, and that this will continue ParSim's tradition at EuroPVM/MPI.

  19. International Conference on e-Learning and the Knowledge Society -e-Learning'09 Designing a Decision Engine for Adaptive Training Simulators

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    Borissova, Daniela

    -person learning (by doing, exploring, and discovery) [3]. Having incorporated simulations in the training processInternational Conference on e-Learning and the Knowledge Society - e-Learning'09 - - Designing a Decision Engine for Adaptive Training Simulators Aneliya Ivanova, Elena Yakimova Abstract: The paper

  20. The 22nd International Photovoltaic Science and Engineering Conference, November 05-09, 2012, Hangzhou, China Limits for short-pulse laser processing of high efficiency

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    The 22nd International Photovoltaic Science and Engineering Conference, November 05-09, 2012 in the range of the ablation threshold of dielectric layers can result in a degradation of the front side efficiencies are considered as very important for reducing the cost of photovoltaic electricity production. [1

  1. P. Ulloa, "Overview of Food Waste Composting in the U.S." Internal Report, Earth Engineering Center, Columbia University, July 2008.

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    Columbia University

    P. Ulloa, "Overview of Food Waste Composting in the U.S." Internal Report, Earth Engineering Center, Columbia University, July 2008. 1 Overview of Food Waste Composting in the U.S. According to the State of Garbage, in 2006, forty-six of the fifty states reported tonnage data for "recycled" (composted or mulched

  2. Mechanical Energy and Power Systems Laboratory Mechanical Energy and Power Systems Laboratory Proceedings of the ASME 2009 International Mechanical Engineering Conference and

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    Van de Ven, James D.

    Mechanical Energy and Power Systems Laboratory Mechanical Energy and Power Systems Laboratory Proceedings of the ASME 2009 International Mechanical Engineering Conference and Exposition ASME/IMECE 2009 Copyright c 2009 by ASME Dr. James D. Van de Ven #12;seal, and several of it's important variables.C(3

  3. In this research project I will design and build a demo model of Professor Sun's patented camless valve actuator device. Modern internal combustion engines rely on valves in each

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    Minnesota, University of

    valve actuator device. Modern internal combustion engines rely on valves in each cylinder to open, they can be programmed to allow much more efficiency in the combustion cycle at any engine speed, with any the engine and instead replaces it with electronic actuators that can be precisely controlled by the onboard

  4. Rubber friction on smooth surfaces

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    B. N. J. Persson; A. I. Volokitin

    2006-07-04T23:59:59.000Z

    We study the sliding friction for viscoelastic solids, e.g., rubber, on hard flat substrate surfaces. We consider first the fluctuating shear stress inside a viscoelastic solid which results from the thermal motion of the atoms or molecules in the solid. At the nanoscale the thermal fluctuations are very strong and give rise to stress fluctuations in the MPa-range, which is similar to the depinning stresses which typically occur at solid-rubber interfaces, indicating the crucial importance of thermal fluctuations for rubber friction on smooth surfaces. We develop a detailed model which takes into account the influence of thermal fluctuations on the depinning of small contact patches (stress domains) at the rubber-substrate interface. The theory predicts that the velocity dependence of the macroscopic shear stress has a bell-shaped f orm, and that the low-velocity side exhibits the same temperature dependence as the bulk viscoelastic modulus, in qualitative agreement with experimental data. Finally, we discuss the influence of small-amplitude substrate roughness on rubber sliding friction.

  5. Understanding Loss Mechanisms and Efficiency Improvement Options for HCCI Engines Using Detailed Exergy Analysis

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    Saxena, Samveg

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Application to Internal-Combustion Engines,” Energy, 25(11),in the Internal Combustion Engine,” SAE Technical PaperJ.B. , 1988, Internal Combustion Engines Fundamentals,

  6. Engineering

    Broader source: All U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office Webpages (Extended Search)

    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel), 2002; Level: National5Sales for4,645 3,625 1,006 492 742EnergyOnItem NotEnergy,ARMFormsGasReleaseSpeeches Energy Speeches RSS June 25,Engineering

  7. Engineering

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel), 2002; Level: National5Sales for4,645U.S. DOEThe Bonneville Power AdministrationField8, 2000Consumption SurveyEnergyphysicist Dave JohnsonEngineering

  8. Evaluation of Sialon internal combustion engine components and fabrication of several ceramic components for automotive applications

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    McMurtry, C.H.; Ten Eyck, M.O.

    1992-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Fabrication development work was carried out on a push-rod tip having a stepped OD design and a 90[degree] shoulder in the transition area. Spray-dried Sialon premix was used in dry press tooling, and components were densified to about 98% of theoretical density using pressureless sintering conditions. Upon evaluation of the sintered components, it was found that afl components showed defects in the transition area. Modifications of the pressing parameters, incorporation of a 45[degree] angle in the shoulder area, and the use of tailored premix did not lead to the fabrication of defect-free parts. From these observations, it was concluded that the original part design could not easily be adapted to high-volume ceramic manufacturing methods. Subsequently, a modification to the desip was implemented. An SiC material with improved toughness (Hexoloy SX) was used for fabricating several test components with a closely machined, straight OD design. Pressureless-sintered and post-hot isostatically pressed (HIPed) Hexoloy SX components were supplied to The American Ceramic Engine Company (ACE) for assembly and testing. Fuel pump push-rod assemblies with Hemoloy SX tips were prepared by ACE, but no testing has been carried out to date.

  9. Evaluation of Sialon internal combustion engine components and fabrication of several ceramic components for automotive applications

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    McMurtry, C.H.; Ten Eyck, M.O.

    1992-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Fabrication development work was carried out on a push-rod tip having a stepped OD design and a 90{degree} shoulder in the transition area. Spray-dried Sialon premix was used in dry press tooling, and components were densified to about 98% of theoretical density using pressureless sintering conditions. Upon evaluation of the sintered components, it was found that afl components showed defects in the transition area. Modifications of the pressing parameters, incorporation of a 45{degree} angle in the shoulder area, and the use of tailored premix did not lead to the fabrication of defect-free parts. From these observations, it was concluded that the original part design could not easily be adapted to high-volume ceramic manufacturing methods. Subsequently, a modification to the desip was implemented. An SiC material with improved toughness (Hexoloy SX) was used for fabricating several test components with a closely machined, straight OD design. Pressureless-sintered and post-hot isostatically pressed (HIPed) Hexoloy SX components were supplied to The American Ceramic Engine Company (ACE) for assembly and testing. Fuel pump push-rod assemblies with Hemoloy SX tips were prepared by ACE, but no testing has been carried out to date.

  10. Granular Brownian motion with dry friction

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    A. Gnoli; A. Puglisi; H. Touchette

    2013-04-12T23:59:59.000Z

    The interplay between Coulomb friction and random excitations is studied experimentally by means of a rotating probe in contact with a stationary granular gas. The granular material is independently fluidized by a vertical shaker, acting as a 'heat bath' for the Brownian-like motion of the probe. Two ball bearings supporting the probe exert nonlinear Coulomb friction upon it. The experimental velocity distribution of the probe, autocorrelation function, and power spectra are compared with the predictions of a linear Boltzmann equation with friction, which is known to simplify in two opposite limits: at high collision frequency, it is mapped to a Fokker-Planck equation with nonlinear friction, whereas at low collision frequency, it is described by a sequence of independent random kicks followed by friction-induced relaxations. Comparison between theory and experiment in these two limits shows good agreement. Deviations are observed at very small velocities, where the real bearings are not well modeled by Coulomb friction.

  11. ENHANCED IGNITION FOR I.C. ENGINES WITH PREMIXED CHARGE

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    Dale, J.D.

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Oper·atEngines- Flame Initiation orInternal Combustion Engines," SAE Paper 760764. Wyczalek, F.an Internal Combustion Engine,'' Combusti and Flame Vol. 31,

  12. Rubber friction on (apparently) smooth lubricated surfaces

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    M. Mofidi; B. Prakash; B. N. J. Persson; O. Albohl

    2007-10-18T23:59:59.000Z

    We study rubber sliding friction on hard lubricated surfaces. We show that even if the hard surface appears smooth to the naked eye, it may exhibit short wavelength roughness, which may give the dominant contribution to rubber friction. That is, the observed sliding friction is mainly due to the viscoelastic deformations of the rubber by the substrate surface asperities. The presented results are of great importance for rubber sealing and other rubber applications involving (apparently) smooth surfaces.

  13. 6th International Special Session on Current Trends in Numerical Simulation for Parallel Engineering Environments

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    Schulz, M; Trinitis, C

    2007-07-09T23:59:59.000Z

    In today's world, the use of parallel programming and architectures is essential for simulating practical problems in engineering and related disciplines. Remarkable progress in CPU architecture (multi- and many-core, SMT, transactional memory, virtualization support, etc.), system scalability, and interconnect technology continues to provide new opportunities, as well as new challenges for both system architects and software developers. These trends are paralleled by progress in parallel algorithms, simulation techniques, and software integration from multiple disciplines. In its 6th year ParSim continues to build a bridge between computer science and the application disciplines and to help with fostering cooperations between the different fields. In contrast to traditional conferences, emphasis is put on the presentation of up-to-date results with a shorter turn-around time. This offers the unique opportunity to present new aspects in this dynamic field and discuss them with a wide, interdisciplinary audience. The EuroPVM/MPI conference series, as one of the prime events in parallel computation, serves as an ideal surrounding for ParSim. This combination enables the participants to present and discuss their work within the scope of both the session and the host conference. This year, ten papers with authors in ten countries were submitted to ParSim, and after a quick turn-around, yet thorough review process we decided to accept three of them for publication and presentation during the ParSim session. These three papers show the use of simulation in a range of different application fields including earthquake and turbulence simulation. At the same time, they also address computer science aspects and discuss different parallelization strategies, programming models and environments, as well as scalability. We are confident that this provides an attractive program and that ParSim will yet again be an informal setting for lively discussions and for fostering new collaborations. Several people contributed to this event. Thanks go to Jack Dongarra, the EuroPVM/MPI general chair, and to Thomas Herault and Franck Cappello, the PC chairs, for their support to continue the ParSim series at EuroPVM/MPI 2007. We would also like to thank the numerous reviewers, who provided us with their reviews in such a short amount of time (in most cases in just a few days) and thereby helped us to maintain the tight schedule. Last, but certainly not least, we would like to thank all those who took the time to submit papers and hence made this event possible in the first place. We are confident that this session will fulfill its purpose to provide new insights from both the engineering and the computer science side and encourages interdisciplinary exchange of ideas and cooperations. We hope that this will continue ParSim's tradition at EuroPVM/MPI.

  14. Vehicle Technologies Office: AVTA - Diesel Internal Combusion...

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    Vehicle Technologies Office: AVTA - Diesel Internal Combusion Engine Vehicles Vehicle Technologies Office: AVTA - Diesel Internal Combusion Engine Vehicles The Advanced Vehicle...

  15. Proceedings of the ASME 2009 International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition November 13-19, Lake Buena Vista, Florida, USA

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    Attinger, Daniel

    University Department of Mechanical Engineering New York, NY, USA Lubomir Smilenov Columbia University Center

  16. The three different regimes in coulombic friction

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    Azzouz Dermoune; Daoud Ounaissi; Nadji Rahmania

    2015-04-24T23:59:59.000Z

    de Gennes identified three regimes in the phenomenon of the Langevin equation wich includes Coulombic friction. Here we extend and precise this phenomenon to a constant external force.

  17. Skin friction for steel piles in sand

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    Sulaiman, Ibrahim Hikmat

    1967-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    MOVEMENT 4) For dry pile tests at initial void ratio of 0. 63, the assumption of a Coulomb type failure applies and the envelope is shown in Figure 23. The skin friction computed is the total friction caused by applied load. and. the static load caused... Sand 43 22. Skin Friction-Chamber Pressure Ratio Versus Pile Movement for Dense Dry Sand 44 23 ~ 24. Mohr Envelope for Skin Friction Measured. and Assumed. Pile Deformation 49 25 ~ Computed and Actual Load-Movement Curves for Test Pile 1 26...

  18. Shockwave Engine: Wave Disk Engine

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    None

    2010-01-14T23:59:59.000Z

    Broad Funding Opportunity Announcement Project: MSU is developing a new engine for use in hybrid automobiles that could significantly reduce fuel waste and improve engine efficiency. In a traditional internal combustion engine, air and fuel are ignited, creating high-temperature and high-pressure gases which expand rapidly. This expansion of gases forces the engine’s pistons to pump and powers the car. MSU’s engine has no pistons. It uses the combustion of air and fuel to build up pressure within the engine, generating a shockwave that blasts hot gas exhaust into the blades of the engine’s rotors causing them to turn, which generates electricity. MSU’s redesigned engine would be the size of a cooking pot and contain fewer moving parts—reducing the weight of the engine by 30%. It would also enable a vehicle that could use 60% of its fuel for propulsion.

  19. Estimation of a Noise Level Using Coarse-Grained Entropy of Experimental Time Series of Internal Pressure in a Combustion Engine

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    Grzegorz Litak; Rodolfo Taccani; Krzysztof Urbanowicz; Janusz A. Holyst; Miroslaw Wendeker; Alessandro Giadrossi

    2004-05-22T23:59:59.000Z

    We report our results on non-periodic experimental time series of pressure in a single cylinder spark ignition engine. The experiments were performed for different levels of loading. We estimate the noise level in internal pressure calculating the coarse-grained entropy from variations of maximal pressures in successive cycles. The results show that the dynamics of the combustion is a nonlinear multidimensional process mediated by noise. Our results show that so defined level of noise in internal pressure is not monotonous function of loading.

  20. Some Hamiltonian Models of Friction

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    Juerg Froehlich; Zhou Gang; Avy Soffer

    2010-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Mathematical results on some models describing the motion of a tracer particle through a Bose-Einstein condensate are described. In the limit of a very dense, very weakly interacting Bose gas and for a very large particle mass, the dynamics of the coupled system is determined by classical non-linear Hamiltonian equations of motion. The particle's motion exhibits deceleration corresponding to friction (with memory) caused by the emission of Cerenkov radiation of gapless modes into the gas. Precise results are stated and outlines of proofs are presented. Some technical details are deferred to forthcoming papers.

  1. Engineering Engineering

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    Maroncelli, Mark

    T A C T i N f O r M A T i O N #12;4 engineering is the profession in which a knowledge of advancedEngineering Engineering Technology & A T P E N N S T A T E 2 0 1 0 ­ 2 0 1 1 #12;2 Join us at penn state! Since 1896, Penn State has been a leader in engineering and engineering technology education

  2. An Integrated Surface Engineering Technology Development for Improving Energy Efficiency of Engine Components

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    Stephen Hsu; Liming Chang; Huan Zhan

    2009-05-31T23:59:59.000Z

    Frictional losses are inherent in most practical mechanical systems. The ability to control friction offers many opportunities to achieve energy conservation. Over the years, materials, lubricants, and surface modifications have been used to reduce friction in automotive and diesel engines. However, in recent years, progress in friction reduction technology has slowed because many of the inefficiencies have been eliminated. A new avenue for friction reduction is needed. Designing surfaces specifically for friction reduction with concomitant enhanced durability for various engine components has emerged recently as a viable opportunity due to advances in fabrication and surface finishing techniques. Recently, laser ablated dimples on surfaces have shown friction reduction properties and have been demonstrated successfully in conformal contacts such as seals where the speed is high and the load is low. The friction reduction mechanism in this regime appears to depend on the size, patterns, and density of dimples in the contact. This report describes modeling efforts in characterizing surface textures and understanding their mechanisms for enhanced lubrication under high contact pressure conditions. A literature survey is first presented on the development of descriptors for irregular surface features. This is followed by a study of the hydrodynamic effects of individual micro-wedge dimples using the analytical solution of the 1-D Reynolds equation and the determination of individual components of the total friction resistance. The results obtained provide a better understanding of the dimple orientation effects and the approach which may be used to further compare the friction reduction provided by different texture patterns.

  3. Stress Wave Source Characterization: Impact, Fracture, and Sliding Friction

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    McLaskey, Gregory Christofer

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    tremor like signals in friction experiments, Geophys. Res.analysis of the state- and rate-dependent friction law:Static friction, Physical Rev. B 59, 14313-14327. Bisschop,

  4. INTERNATIONAL UNION OF OPERATING ENGINEERS NATIONAL HAZMAT PROGRAM - ADAMANT CIRCULAR SAW OENHP{number_sign}: 2001-05, VERSION A

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    Unknown

    2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Florida International University's (FIU) Hemispheric Center for Environmental Technology (HCET) evaluated five saws for their effectiveness in cutting up specially prepared fiberglass-reinforced plywood crates. These crates were built as surrogates for crates that presently hold radioactive contaminated glove boxes at the Department of Energy's (DOE) Los Alamos facility. The Adamant circular saw was assessed on August 14, 2001. During the FIU test of efficacy, a team from the Operating Engineers National Hazmat Program (OENHP) evaluated the occupational safety and health issues associated with this technology. The Adamant was only used during a limited ''test'' on a regular plywood crate due to safety considerations of the tool for this application. The Adamant circular saw, a counter-rotating twin-cutter, constructed with blades that work differently than conventional cutting wheels with twin blades, each rotating in opposite directions. It is used to cut wood and metals. Each blade is approximately 8 3/4 inches in diameter with a maximum cutting depth of 2 1/2 inches. The machine has two rotation speeds: 1,900 and 2,900 rotations per minute (rpm). The saw is operated with an interlocked, guarded trigger switch located at the end of the saw opposite the cutting blades. To operate the saw, the safety interlock must be depressed prior to powering the saw with the trigger control. The saw is supported by a handle at the front of the saw near the cutting blades. The top part of the blades is guarded near the handle, with approximately three-fourths of the face of the blades exposed. The Adamant circular saw is an innovative technology used to cut metals and wood. Its safety features include: interlocking switch for powering the saw, overload indicator and shutoff, and an electronic brake that stops the engine immediately when the start button is released. The top part of the blades is guarded near the motor. With approximately three-fourths of the face of the blades open, the operator is exposed to the potential risk of serious and minor cuts and abrasions when using and handling the saw. There is also potential for damage to the blades if the saw is not stored properly. Without guarding on the lower part of the blades, these can be damaged if the saw is dropped or rested on the cutting blades. Based upon the industrial hygiene sampling conducted for the other four saws demonstrated at FIU, noise levels, nuisance dust, and airborne fiberglass may be a problem when using this technology for the cutting of fiberglass-reinforced plywood crates. No industrial hygiene sampling was conducted while the Adamant saw was in use. Engineering controls should be used to eliminate these problems whenever possible. Where this is not possible, administrative controls, training, and proper personal protective equipment (PPE) should be used. Respirators should be used if engineering controls do not sufficiently control the dust or fiberglass generated. Respirators should be equipped with an organic vapor and acid gas cartridge with High Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filter, since during the demonstration, the workers complained of an odd smell, which may have been the breakdown of the fiberglass.

  5. Second Law Comparisons of Volumetric and Flame Combustion in an Ideal Engine with Exhaust Heat Recovery

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    Chakravarthy, Veerathu K [ORNL; Daw, C Stuart [ORNL; Graves, Ronald L [ORNL

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We summarize the results of a theoretical second law (exergy) analysis of an idealized internal combustion engine operating in flame versus volumetric (e.g., HCCI-like) combustion modes. We also consider the impact of exhaust heat recovery. Our primary objective is to better understand the fundamental differences (if any) in thermodynamic irreversibility among these different combustion modes and the resulting impact on engine work output. By combustion irreversibility, we mean that portion of the fuel energy that becomes unavailable for producing useful work due to entropy generation in the combustion process, exclusive of all other heat and friction losses. A key question is whether or not volumetric combustion offers any significant irreversibility advantage over conventional flame combustion. Another key issue is how exhaust heat recovery would be expected to change the net work output of an ideal piston engine. Based on these results, we recommend specific research directions for improving the fuel efficiency of advanced engines.

  6. Comparison of Frictional Heating Models

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    Davies, Nicholas R [ORNL; Blau, Peter Julian [ORNL

    2013-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The purpose of this work was to compare the predicted temperature rises using four well-known models for frictional heating under a few selected conditions in which similar variable inputs are provided to each model. Classic papers by Archard, Kuhlmann-Wilsdorf, Lim and Ashby, and Rabinowicz have been examined, and a spreadsheet (Excel ) was developed to facilitate the calculations. This report may be used in conjunction with that spreadsheet. It explains the background, assumptions, and rationale used for the calculations. Calculated flash temperatures for selected material combinations, under a range of applied loads and sliding speeds, are tabulated. The materials include AISI 52100 bearing steel, CDA 932 bronze, NBD 200 silicon nitride, Ti-6Al-4V alloy, and carbon-graphite material. Due to the assumptions made by the different models, and the direct way in which certain assumed quantities, like heat sink distances or asperity dimensions, enter into the calculations, frictional hearing results may differ significantly; however, they can be similar in certain cases in light of certain assumptions that are shared between the models.

  7. Friction Coefficient for Quarks in Supergravity Duals

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    E. Antonyan

    2006-11-22T23:59:59.000Z

    We study quarks moving in strongly-coupled plasmas that have supergravity duals. We compute the friction coefficient of strings dual to such quarks for general static supergravity backgrounds near the horizon. Our results also show that a previous conjecture on the bound has to be modified and higher friction coefficients can be achieved.

  8. Radiative friction on an excited atom moving in vacuum

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    Wei Guo

    2012-04-30T23:59:59.000Z

    It is known that, when an excited atom spontaneously emits one photon, two effects are produced. First, the atom's internal and external states are entangled with the states of the emitted photon. Second, the atom receives a momentum transfered from the photon. In this work, the dynamics of such an atom in vacuum is studied. Through a specific calculation, it is demonstrated that these effects cause the atom to experience, on average, a friction force opposite to its initial velocity. Properties of the force are also discussed.

  9. Friction Stir Spot Welding of Advanced High Strength Steels ...

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    does not contain any proprietary or confidential information Friction Stir Spot Welding of Advanced High Strength Steels (AHSS) (13056 ORNL, 13055 PNNL) Friction Stir Spot...

  10. Maximizing Power Output in Homogeneous Charge Compression Ignition (HCCI) Engines and Enabling Effective Control of Combustion Timing

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    Saxena, Samveg

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    61. Heywood, J.B. , Internal Combustion Engine Fundamentals,69. Heywood, J.B. , Internal Combustion Engine Fundamentals,the oil pump of internal combustion engines – conducted at

  11. Modeling of liner finish effects on oil control ring lubrication in internal combustion engines based on deterministic method

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    Chen, Haijie

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Twin-land oil control ring is widely used in the automotive diesel engines, and is gaining more and more applications in the modern designs of gasoline engines. Its interaction with the cylinder liner surface accounts for ...

  12. Engineered Surfaces to Resist Corrosion and Wear

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    New South Wales, University of

    MATS4007 Engineered Surfaces to Resist Corrosion and Wear Course Outline Session 2, 2014 School.................................................................................................4 Part III Corrosion and Control) LG07 Lecturer 28 Jul 1 Introduction to friction and wear JH Introduction to corrosion SC 4 Aug 2

  13. Friction forces on phase transition fronts

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    Ariel Megevand

    2013-03-31T23:59:59.000Z

    In cosmological first-order phase transitions, the microscopic interaction of the phase transition fronts with non-equilibrium plasma particles manifests itself macroscopically as friction forces. In general, it is a nontrivial problem to compute these forces, and only two limits have been studied, namely, that of very slow walls and, more recently, ultra-relativistic walls which run away. In this paper we consider ultra-relativistic velocities and show that stationary solutions still exist when the parameters allow the existence of runaway walls. Hence, we discuss the necessary and sufficient conditions for the fronts to actually run away. We also propose a phenomenological model for the friction, which interpolates between the non-relativistic and ultra-relativistic values. Thus, the friction depends on two friction coefficients which can be calculated for specific models. We then study the velocity of phase transition fronts as a function of the friction parameters, the thermodynamic parameters, and the amount of supercooling.

  14. Turbocharging of small internal combustion engine as a means of improving engine/application system fuel economy-further turbocharger improvements. Final report Oct 80-Feb 82

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    Arvin, J.R.

    1982-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Improvements to a small diesel engine turbocharger were made based on data gathered during a previous Army contract. The improved turbocharger was fabricated and tested on a small, four cylinder, 239 CID diesel engine. Engine dynamometer test data revealed a 2 to 9 percent reduction in fuel consumption at all points over the operating envelope. A turbocharger was operated for 1011 hours at speeds between 70000 and 78000 rpm without incident. The ball bearings were in excellent condition at the end of the test. A math model of the engine and turbocharger was generated. The model was used to estimate 13 Mode Federal Diesel Emissions Cycle, the LA4 driving cycle and the application of the variable area turbine nozzle (VATN) turbocharger to a diesel engine driven generator set. A recommendation was made to build a gen set demo unit. A fuel savings of 8 to 10 percent was estimated for a 30KW DED generator set.

  15. Stirling engine with pressurized crankcase

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    Corey, John A. (Melrose, NY)

    1988-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A two piston Stirling engine wherein the pistons are coupled to a common crankshaft via bearing means, the pistons include pad means to minimize friction between the pistons and the cylinders during reciprocation of the pistons, means for pressurizing the engine crankcase, and means for cooling the crankshaft and the bearing means eliminating the need for oil in the crankcase.

  16. Velocity dependence of friction of confined polymers

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    I. M. Sivebaek; V. N. Samoilov; B. N. J. Persson

    2009-11-18T23:59:59.000Z

    We present molecular dynamics friction calculations for confined hydrocarbon solids with molecular lengths from 20 to 1400 carbon atoms. Two cases are considered: (a) polymer sliding against a hard substrate, and (b) polymer sliding on polymer. We discuss the velocity dependence of the frictional shear stress for both cases. In our simulations, the polymer films are very thin (approx. 3 nm), and the solid walls are connected to a thermostat at a short distance from the polymer slab. Under these circumstances we find that frictional heating effects are not important, and the effective temperature in the polymer film is always close to the thermostat temperature. In the first setup (a), for hydrocarbons with molecular lengths from 60 to 1400 carbon atoms, the shear stresses are nearly independent of molecular length, but for the shortest hydrocarbon C20H42 the frictional shear stress is lower. In all cases the frictional shear stress increases monotonically with the sliding velocity. For polymer sliding on polymer [case (b)] the friction is much larger, and the velocity dependence is more complex. For hydrocarbons with molecular lengths from 60 to 140 C-atoms, the number of monolayers of lubricant increases (abruptly) with increasing sliding velocity (from 6 to 7 layers), leading to a decrease of the friction. Before and after the layering transition, the frictional shear stresses are nearly proportional to the logarithm of sliding velocity. For the longest hydrocarbon (1400 C-atoms) the friction shows no dependence on the sliding velocity, and for the shortest hydrocarbon (20 C-atoms) the frictional shear stress increases nearly linearly with the sliding velocity.

  17. OBSERVATION OF FLOW CHARACTERISTICS IN A MODEL I.C. ENGINE CYLINDER

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    Ishikawa, N.

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Characteristics in an Internal Combustion Engine Cylinder,lIWalls of an Internal Combustion Engine," Sixth Symposium (

  18. INTERNATIONAL UNION OF OPERATING ENGINEERS NATIONAL HAZMAT PROGRAM - DEWALT RECIPROCATING SAW OENHP{number_sign}: 2001-01, VERSION A

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    Unknown

    2002-01-31T23:59:59.000Z

    Florida International University's (FIU) Hemispheric Center for Environmental Technology (HCET) evaluated five saws for their effectiveness in cutting specially prepared fiberglass-reinforced plywood crates. These crates were built as surrogates for crates that presently hold radioactively contaminated glove boxes at the Department of Energy's (DOE) Los Alamos facility. The DeWalt reciprocating saw was assessed on August 13, 2001. During the FIU test of efficacy, a team from the Operating Engineers National Hazmat Program (OENHP) evaluated the occupational safety and health issues associated with this technology. The DeWalt reciprocating saw is a hand-held industrial tool used for cutting numerous materials, including wood and various types of metals depending upon the chosen blade. Its design allows for cutting close to floors, corners, and other difficult areas. An adjustable shoe sets the cut at three separate depths. During the demonstration for the dismantling of the fiberglass-reinforced plywood crate, the saw was used for extended continuous cutting, over a period of approximately two hours. The dismantling operation involved vertical and horizontal cuts, saw blade changes, and material handling. During this process, operators experienced vibration to the hand and arm in addition to a temperature rise on the handgrip. The blade of the saw is partially exposed during handling and fully exposed during blade changes. Administrative controls, such as duty time of the operators and the machine, operator training, and personal protective equipment (PPE), such as gloves, should be considered when using the saw in this application. Personal noise sampling indicated that both workers were exposed to noise levels exceeding the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's (OSHA) Action Level of 85 decibels (dBA) with time-weighted averages (TWA's) of 88.3 and 90.6 dBA. Normally, a worker would be placed in a hearing conservation program if his TWA was greater than the Action Level. In this case, however, monitoring was conducted during a simulation, not during the actual work conducted at the worksite. Additional sampling should be conducted at the worksite to determine the actual noise levels for the workers. Until it is determined that the actual TWA's are less than the Action Level, the workers should use PPE. A training program on the proper use and wearing of the selected PPE should be provided to each worker. Nuisance dust monitoring yielded a concentration of 10.69 milligrams per cubic meter (mg/m{sup 3}). Although this is less than the OSHA Permissible Exposure Limit (PEL) of 15 mg/m{sup 3}, it is above the American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists' (ACGIH) Threshold Limit Value (TLV) of 10 mg/m{sup 3}. Fiberglass dust monitoring yielded a fiber count of 1.7 fibers per cubic centimeter (f/cc). This is above the PEL and the TLV of 1.0 f/cc. Therefore, controls should be implemented (engineering or PPE) to reduce the workers' exposure to the dust. Respirators should be used if engineering controls do not sufficiently control the dust or fiberglass generated. Respirators should be equipped with an organic vapor and acid gas cartridge with a High Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filter, since during the demonstration, the workers complained of an odd smell, which may have been from the breakdown of the fiberglass.

  19. College of Engineering 20052006 Student Design Showcase

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    Wood, Stephen L.

    Engineering · Marine and Environmental Systems Ocean Engineering · Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering ......................................................................................................................... 39 Marine and Environmental Systems.................................................................... 43 PHISH--Perfected High-Speed Internal-Combustion Solar Hybrid

  20. Dynamical Friction on extended perturbers

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    O. Esquivel; B. Fuchs

    2008-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Following a wave-mechanical treatment we calculate the drag force exerted by an infinite homogeneous background of stars on a perturber as this makes its way through the system. We recover Chandrasekhar's classical dynamical friction (DF) law with a modified Coulomb logarithm. We take into account a range of models that encompasses all plausible density distributions for satellite galaxies by considering the DF exerted on a Plummer sphere and a perturber having a Hernquist profile. It is shown that the shape of the perturber affects only the exact form of the Coulomb logarithm. The latter converges on small scales, because encounters of the test and field stars with impact parameters less than the size of the massive perturber become inefficient. We confirm this way earlier results based on the impulse approximation of small angle scatterings.

  1. Proc. of 10th International Conf. on Software Engineering and Knowledge Engineering, June 1998, San Francisco, California Formalizing and Integrating the Functional Model into

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    Cheng, Betty H.C.

    , Michigan 48824 fwangyi,chengbg@cps.msu.edu Abstract The data flow diagram (DFD), originally introduced demonstrated its usefulness in the software engineering discipline, DFDs seem to be essential to software de

  2. International Review of Electrical Engineering (I.R.E.E.), Vol. xx, n. x Manuscript received XXX 20XX, revised XXX 20XX Copyright 20XX Praise Worthy Prize S.r.l. -All rights reserved

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    International Review of Electrical Engineering (I.R.E.E.), Vol. xx, n. x Manuscript received XXX 20 engine which drives the generator axis and which determined the frequency of the electrical signals Control Strategy for Load Commutation of On-Board Electrical Networks Pedro Kvieska1 , Guy Lebret2

  3. Micro-origin of Macro-strength: Friction

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    Alex X. Jerves; José E. Andrade

    2013-02-05T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper presents an analytical study about the behavior of arbitrary shaped and sized non-cohesive two-dimensional granular materials. Several mechanical properties and relations are unraveled by connecting micro and macro scales in an explicit fashion that, at the same time, provides the basis of an analytical-theoretical framework for the development of new multi-scale techniques. Furthermore, the work herein presented is based on three main ideas that are developed and connected progressively; namely, the obtention of explicit expressions that enable us to relate micro-scale parameters, such as contact forces and fabric, to stress as a macro (continuum) physical property. Then, with these powerful tools, physical connections and relations between the mentioned micro-parameters and macro-constitutive parameters, in specific, Mohr-Coulomb's mobilized internal friction angle, are established. Finally, a non-linear optimization problem, which includes physical constraints at the contact point level, is proposed and solved in order to find the limit (maximum) internal friction angle in terms of the aforementioned micro-parameters. Thus, throughout this theoretical study, some important features about strength, anisotropy, contact buckling, and non-uniqueness of systems of contact forces are extracted, allowing us to have a deeper insight, as well as, a better understanding of the mechanical behavior of such complex-to-model materials.

  4. Friction Problems in Servomechanisms: Modeling and Compensation Techniques

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    Gravdahl, Jan Tommy

    Friction Problems in Servomechanisms: Modeling and Compensation Techniques Jan Tommy Gravdahl of this presentation Introduction Friction models 1. Static models 2. Models with time delay 3. Dynamic models Friction compensation 1. Non-model based compensation 2. Compensation based on static friction models 3

  5. Torsion Spring Oscillator with Dry Friction Eugene I. Butikov

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    Butikov, Eugene

    by viscous and dry (Coulomb) friction are investigated analytically and with the help of computer simulations-state oscillations. 1. Introduction Mechanical vibration systems with combined viscous and dry (Coulomb) friction. Even the simplest dry friction model, the Coulomb friction, can explain the principal peculiarities

  6. On the velocity-strengthening behavior of dry friction

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    Bar-Sinai, Yohai; Brener, Efim A; Bouchbinder, Eran

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The onset of frictional instabilities, e.g. earthquakes nucleation, is intimately related to velocity-weakening friction, in which the frictional resistance of interfaces decreases with increasing slip velocity. While this frictional response has been studied extensively, much less attention has been given to steady-state velocity-strengthening friction, in spite of its importance for various aspects of frictional phenomena such as the propagation speed of interfacial rupture fronts and the amount of stored energy released by them. In this note we suggest that a crossover from steady-state velocity-weakening friction at small slip velocities to steady-state velocity-strengthening friction at higher velocities might be a generic feature of dry friction. We further argue that while thermally activated rheology naturally gives rise to logarithmic steady-state velocity-strengthening friction, a crossover to stronger-than-logarithmic strengthening might take place at higher slip velocities, possibly accompanied by...

  7. Short-time Dynamics of Frictional Strength in Dry Friction O. Ben-David, G. Cohen and J. Fineberg

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    Fineberg, Jay

    Short-time Dynamics of Frictional Strength in Dry Friction O. Ben-David, G. Cohen and J. Fineberg interface that separates two PMMA blocks in dry frictional contact. At applied shear forces significantly weakening 1. Introduction The short-time dynamics of dry friction are of fundamental interest in fields

  8. Short-time Dynamics of Frictional Strength in Dry Friction O. Ben-David and J. Fineberg

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    Fineberg, Jay

    Short-time Dynamics of Frictional Strength in Dry Friction O. Ben-David and J. Fineberg The Racah that separates two PMMA blocks in dry frictional contact. At applied shear forces significantly below the static The short-time dynamics of dry friction are of fundamental interest in fields ranging from hard drive disk

  9. Abstract--Friction modeling is essential for joint dynamic identification and control. Joint friction is composed of a

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    inertial and friction parameters of a lot of prototypes and industrial robots [1]- [10]. The kinematic

  10. Quantum Cherenkov radiation and noncontact friction

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    Golestanian, Ramin

    We present a number of arguments to demonstrate that a quantum analog of the Cherenkov effect occurs when two nondispersive half spaces are in relative motion. We show that they experience friction beyond a threshold ...

  11. Friction of a slider on a granular layer: Non-monotonic thickness dependence and effect of boundary conditions

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    Saloome Siavoshi; Ashish V. Orpe; Arshad Kudrolli

    2005-12-22T23:59:59.000Z

    We investigate the effective friction encountered by a mass sliding on a granular layer as a function of bed thickness and boundary roughness conditions. The observed friction has minima for a small number of layers before it increases and saturates to a value which depends on the roughness of the sliding surface. We use an index-matched interstitial liquid to probe the internal motion of the grains with fluorescence imaging in a regime where the liquid has no significant effect on the measured friction. The shear profiles obtained as a function of depth show decrease in slip near the sliding surface as the layer thickness is increased. We propose that the friction depends on the degree of grain confinement relative to the sliding surfaces.

  12. Friction in Forming of UD Composites

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    Sachs, U.; Haanappel, S. P. [Thermoplastic Composite Research Center, University of Twente, Horst building, P.O. Box 217, 7500AE Enschede (Netherlands); Akkerman, R. [Faculty of Engineering Technology, University of Twente, P.O. Box 217, 7500AE Enschede (Netherlands); Thermoplastic Composite Research Center, University of Twente, Horst building, P.O. Box 217, 7500AE Enschede (Netherlands); Thije, R. H. W. ten [Aniform Virtual Forming, Nieuwstraat 116, 7411 LP Deventer (Netherlands); Rooij, M. B. de [Faculty of Engineering Technology, University of Twente, P.O. Box 217, 7500AE Enschede (Netherlands)

    2011-05-04T23:59:59.000Z

    Inter-ply and tool/ply friction play a dominant role in hot stamp forming of UD fiber-reinforced thermoplastic laminates. This research treats friction measurements of a PEEK-AS4 composite system. To this end, an in-house developed friction tester is utilized to pull a laminate through two heat controlled clamping platens. The friction coefficient is determined by relating the clamp force to the pull force. The geometry of the gap between the clamping platens is monitored with micrometer accuracy. A first approach to describe the relation between the geometry and frictional behavior is undertaken by applying a standard thin-film theory for hydrodynamic lubrication. Experimental measurements showed that the thin-film theory does not entirely cover the underlying physics. Thus a second model is utilized, which employs a Leonov-model to describe the shear deformation of the matrix material, while its viscosity is described with a multi-mode Maxwell model. The combination of both models shows the potential to capture the complete frictional behavior.

  13. in Civil Engineering Megastructure Engineering

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    van der Torre, Leon

    and Soil Mechanics "This unique Master`s degree offers individual tutoring and an international learning, such as project management and managerial accounting; · Operate in an international environment in civil engineering; · Oversee the consequences of his/her actions regarding time and transport planning

  14. in Civil Engineering Megastructure Engineering

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    van der Torre, Leon

    and Soil Mechanics "This unique Master`s degree offers individual tutoring and an international learning-technical aspects, such as project management and managerial accounting; · Operate in an international environment in civil engineering; · Oversee the consequences of his/her actions regarding time and transport planning

  15. Master's programme in Engineering Design Programme outline

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    Lagergren, Jens

    systems, simulators). The Internal Combustion Engines track covers a broad range of topics in depth- chatronics, and internal combustion engines.the main objective of this programme is to produce engineers

  16. Formula Hybrid International Competition

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    Carver, Jeffrey C.

    torque at low speeds than do internal combustion engines, a hybrid could offer competitive advantages with a traditional combustion engine into a hybrid vehicle, overcoming numerous technical challenges along the way

  17. Characterization and modeling of the fundamental aspects of oil transport in the piston ring pack of internal combustion engines

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    Thirouard, Benoist (Benoist Pierre), 1972-

    2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Engine oil consumption is one of the primary interests for the automotive industry in controlling emissions and reducing service cost. Due to a lack of understanding of the mechanisms of oil transport along the piston, ...

  18. Design, Construction, and Validation of an In-Cylinder Pressure Recording System for Internal Combustion Engine Analysis

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    Mangus, Michael D.

    2012-05-31T23:59:59.000Z

    of the differences in fuel properties derived from various feedstock oils. The goal of this investigation was to determine which biodiesel fuel properties impact engine emissions and fuel consumption in comparison to petroleum-based diesel. The findings indicate good...

  19. Casimir Friction I: Friction of a vacuum on a spinning dielectric

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    Yves Pomeau; David C. Roberts

    2008-04-09T23:59:59.000Z

    We introduce the concept of Casimir friction, i.e. friction due to quantum fluctuations. In this first article we describe the calculation of a constant torque, arising from the scattering of quantum fluctuations, on a dielectric rotating in an electromagnetic vacuum.

  20. INTERNATIONAL UNION OF OPERATING ENGINEERS NATIONAL HAZMAT PROGRAM - PORTER-CABLE CIRCULAR SAW OENHP: 2001-04, VERSION A

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    Unknown

    2002-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Florida International University's (FIU) Hemispheric Center for Environmental Technology (HCET) evaluated five saws for their effectiveness in cutting specially prepared fiberglass-reinforced plywood crates. These crates were built as surrogates for crates that presently hold radioactively contaminated glove boxes at the Department of Energy's (DOE) Los Alamos facility. The Porter-Cable circular saw was assessed on August 15-16, 2001 (Porter-Cable No.1 and Porter-Cable No.2, respectively). During the FIU test of efficacy, a team from the Operating Engineers National Hazmat Program (OENHP) evaluated the occupational safety and health issues associated with this technology. The Porter-Cable saw is a straightforward machine for cutting wood of varying thickness. The blade is fully guarded with a fixed upper and a lower retractable guard. The lower guard retracts as the blade engages the work piece. The unit is operated with an on/off guarded trigger switch and is supported with a handgrip mounted near the front of the saw. The saw is equipped with a directional nozzle, which aims sawdust away from the operator and the line of cut. An optional vacuum system, attached to the directional nozzle, is used to remove and collect dust. During the demonstration of Porter-Cable No.1, personal noise sampling indicated that one worker was under and one was at the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's (OSHA) Action Level of 85 decibels (dBA) with time-weighted averages (TWA's) of 82.7 and 84.6 dBA, respectively. During the demonstration of Porter-Cable No.2, however, both workers did exceed the Action Level with TWA's of 89.7 and 90.0 dBA. These data are not entirely representative as they were gathered during a simulation and not at the actual worksite. Additional sampling should be conducted on-site, but the workers should wear hearing protection until it is determined that it is no longer necessary. The total nuisance dust sample for Porter-Cable No.1 was 3.53 milligrams per cubic meter (mg/m{sup 3}), which is lower than the OSHA Permissible Exposure Limit (PEL) of 15 mg/m{sup 3} and the American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists' (ACGIH) Threshold Limit Value (TLV) of 10 mg/m{sup 3}. Porter-Cable No.2's nuisance dust results yielded a value of 22.05 mg/m{sup 3}, which is over the PEL and TLV. The fiber analysis for the first demonstration yielded 12.9 fibers per cubic centimeter (f/cc), which is much higher than the PEL of 1 f/cc. Galson Laboratories considered the fiber analysis for the second demonstration void due to the overloading of dust on the filter. Kickback, the sudden reaction to a pinched blade, is possible with this saw and could cause the saw to lift up and out of the work piece and toward the operator. Proper work position and firm control of the saw minimizes the potential for a sprain or strain. Care needs to be exercised to support the work piece properly and to not force the tool.

  1. INTERNATIONAL UNION OF OPERATING ENGINEERS NATIONAL HAZMAT PROGRAM - EVOLUTION 180 CIRCULAR SAW OENHP: 2001-03, VERSION A

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    Unknown

    2002-01-25T23:59:59.000Z

    Florida International University's (FIU) Hemispheric Center for Environmental Technology (HCET) evaluated five saws for their effectiveness in cutting specially prepared fiberglass-reinforced plywood crates. These crates were built as surrogates for crates that presently hold radioactively contaminated gloveboxes at the Department of Energy's (DOE) Los Alamos facility. The Evolution 180 circular saw was assessed on August 14, 2001. During the FIU test of efficacy, a team from the Operating Engineers National Hazmat Program (OENHP) evaluated the occupational safety and health issues associated with this technology. The Evolution 180 is a portable, metal cutting circular saw with a 7-inch diameter blade. The blade is contained within the main housing and has a retractable lower blade guard to prevent operator access to the blade during operation and shutdown. The saw is equipped with a chip collector. The maximum cutting thickness for metal is one-quarter inch and can cut steel tubing and pipe 2 inches in diameter. The unit is operated with an on/off guarded trigger switch and is supported with the hand guide mounted to the side of the saw. An adjustable lever sets the depth of the cut. The machine's circuitry will automatically shut the saw motor off if excessive overload is detected during operation. The one-half hour demonstration involved vertical and horizontal cuts and blade changes. During this process, operators experienced binding of the saw. This caused the blade to become hot, causing the sawdust collected in the chip collector to smoke. Care should be exercised to use the appropriate blade for the application, operator training, and personal protective equipment (PPE). Personal noise sampling indicated that neither worker was over the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's (OSHA) Action Level of 85 decibels (dBA) with time-weighted averages (TWA's) of 69.1 and 68.8 dBA. The personal noise sample taken during the special demonstration with the stainless steel plate had a TWA of 69.8 dBA. These data are not entirely representative as they were gathered during a simulation and not at the actual worksite. Additional sampling should be conducted on-site, but the workers should wear hearing protection until it is determined that it is no longer necessary. The total nuisance dust sample for the Evolution 180 circular saw was 3.5 milligrams per cubic meter (mg/m{sup 3}), which is lower than the OSHA Permissible Exposure Limit (PEL) of 15 mg/m{sup 3} and the American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists' (ACGIH) Threshold Limit Value (TLV) of 10 mg/m{sup 3}. The fiber analysis yielded 1.74 fibers per cubic centimeter (f/cc), which is above the PEL of 1 f/cc. Although the nuisance dust levels were low, fiberglass dust levels were higher than the PEL. Since fiberglass dust is known to be a strong skin irritant and a possible human carcinogen, the workers should continue to wear appropriate suits and gloves, as well as a full-face air-purifying respirator. The respirator should be equipped with a combination organic vapor and acid gas cartridge in combination with a High Particulate Air (HEPA) filter, since particulate filter, since during the demonstration, the workers complained of an odd smell, which may have been from the breakdown of the fiberglass.

  2. Vehicle Technologies Office Merit Review 2014: Internal Combustion...

    Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

    4: Internal Combustion Engine Energy Retention (ICEER) Vehicle Technologies Office Merit Review 2014: Internal Combustion Engine Energy Retention (ICEER) Presentation given by...

  3. Engineering Engineering

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    Keinan, Alon

    of global poverty and sustainability". An ESW course, offered by Civil & Environmental Engineering, teaches as an alternative to diesel fuel, storm-water management in the Virgin Islands, and construction of a bridge here

  4. Impact of Low-Friction Surface Treatments on Engine Friction | Department

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels DataDepartment of Energy Your Density Isn't YourTransport(Fact Sheet),Energy Petroleum TechnologyEnergyImagingofEGRHydrogenImpact

  5. Enhancement of disoriented chiral condensate domains with friction

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    A. K. Chaudhuri

    1999-04-08T23:59:59.000Z

    We investigate the effect of friction on domain formation in disoriented chiral condensate. Including a friction term, we solve the equation of motion of the linear sigma model fields, in the Hartree approximation. With boost-invariance and cylinderical symmetry, irrespective of friction, on average, we donot find any indication of domain like formation with quenched initial condition. However, with or without friction, some events can be found with large instabilities, indicating possible DCC domain formation in those events. With friction time scale during which instabilities grows increases. Correspondingly, with friction, it is possible to obtain large sized domains in some particular events.

  6. Casimir Friction Force Between Polarizable Media

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    Johan S. Høye; Iver Brevik

    2012-01-18T23:59:59.000Z

    This work is a continuation of our recent series of papers on Casimir friction, for a pair of particles of low relative particle velocity. Each particle is modeled as a simple harmonic oscillator. Our basic method, as before, is the use of quantum mechanical statistical mechanics, involving the Kubo formula, at finite temperature. In this work we begin by analyzing the Casimir friction between two particles polarizable in all spatial directions, this being a generalization of our study in EPL 91, 60003 (2010), which was restricted to a pair of particles with longitudinal polarization only. For simplicity the particles are taken to interact via the electrostatic dipole-dipole interaction. Thereafter, we consider the Casimir friction between one particle and a dielectric half-space, and also the friction between two dielectric half-spaces. Finally, we consider general polarizabilities (beyond the simple one-oscillator form), and show how friction occurs at finite temperature when finite frequency regions of the imaginary parts of polarizabilities overlap.

  7. Rubber friction: role of the flash temperature

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    B. N. J. Persson

    2006-05-10T23:59:59.000Z

    When a rubber block is sliding on a hard rough substrate, the substrate asperities will exert time-dependent deformations of the rubber surface resulting in viscoelastic energy dissipation in the rubber, which gives a contribution to the sliding friction. Most surfaces of solids have roughness on many different length scales, and when calculating the friction force it is necessary to include the viscoelastic deformations on all length scales. The energy dissipation will result in local heating of the rubber. Since the viscoelastic properties of rubber-like materials are extremely strongly temperature dependent, it is necessary to include the local temperature increase in the analysis. At very low sliding velocity the temperature increase is negligible because of heat diffusion, but already for velocities of order 0.01 m/s the local heating may be very important. Here I study the influence of the local heating on the rubber friction, and I show that in a typical case the temperature increase results in a decrease in rubber friction with increasing sliding velocity for v > 0.01 m/s. This may result in stick-slip instabilities, and is of crucial importance in many practical applications, e.g., for the tire-road friction, and in particular for ABS-breaking systems.

  8. ENSC 461: Four-Stroke Diesel Engine School of Engineering Science

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    Bahrami, Majid

    and brake unit (HM 365), and internal combustion engine basic module (CT 159). Internal combustion engine basic module The internal combustion engine basic module forms the basis for investigations and experiments on internal combustion engines. This unit is equipped with mechanisms for measuring fuel and air

  9. GEDC2011GEDC2011 I t ti l E i Ed tiI t ti l E i Ed tiInternational Engineer EducationInternational Engineer Education

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    Ge, Zigang

    Partners COMAC ALSTOMCOMAC ALSTOM EDF PSA S hl b EADSSchlumberger EADS Total Orangeg SAFRAN Ernst & Young)Chinese MOE (Excellent Engineer Project) Chinese Alliance for SinoFrench EduCoop. SinoEurope Engedu expert committee Chinese MOST (Joint Lab LIA2MCIS Chinese MOST (Joint Lab LIA2MCIS Chinese Alliance for Sino

  10. Synergistic effects of MoDTC and ZDTP on frictional behaviour of tribofilms at the nanometer scale

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    conditions in automotive engines, lubricating oils contain several additives, among which there are detergent ways resulting either in synergies or in adverse effects affecting the oil performance regarding anti1 Synergistic effects of MoDTC and ZDTP on frictional behaviour of tribofilms at the nanometer

  11. Friction and dilatancy in immersed granular matter

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    Thibaut Divoux; Jean-Christophe Géminard

    2008-06-10T23:59:59.000Z

    The friction of a sliding plate on a thin immersed granular layer obeys Amonton-Coulomb law. We bring to the fore a large set of experimental results which indicate that, over a few decades of values, the effective dynamical friction-coefficient depends neither on the viscosity of the interstitial fluid nor on the size of beads in the sheared layer, which bears out the analogy with the solid-solid friction in a wide range of experimental parameters. We accurately determine the granular-layer dilatancy, which dependance on the grain size and slider velocity can be qualitatively accounted by considering the rheological behaviour of the whole slurry. However, additional results, obtained after modification of the grain surface by a chemical treatment, demonstrate that the theoretical description of the flow properties of granular matter, even immersed, requires the detailed properties of the grain surface to be taken into account.

  12. Friction forces on atoms after acceleration

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    Francesco Intravaia; Vanik E. Mkrtchian; Stefan Buhmann; Stefan Scheel; Diego A. R. Dalvit; Carsten Henkel

    2015-02-04T23:59:59.000Z

    The aim of this paper is to revisit the calculation of atom-surface quantum friction in the quantum field theory formulation put forward by Barton [New J. Phys. 12 (2010) 113045]. We show that the power dissipated into field excitations and the associated friction force depend on how the atom is boosted from being initially at rest to a configuration in which it is moving at constant velocity (v) parallel to the planar interface. In addition, we point out that there is a subtle cancellation between the one-photon and part of the two-photon dissipating power, resulting in a leading order contribution to the frictional power which goes as v^4. These results are also confirmed by an alternative calculation of the average radiation force, which scales as v^3.

  13. Dynamical friction in modified Newtonian dynamics

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    C. Nipoti; L. Ciotti; J. Binney; P. Londrillo

    2008-03-31T23:59:59.000Z

    We have tested a previous analytical estimate of the dynamical friction timescale in Modified Newtonian Dynamics (MOND) with fully non-linear N-body simulations. The simulations confirm that the dynamical friction timescale is significantly shorter in MOND than in equivalent Newtonian systems, i.e. systems with the same phase-space distribution of baryons and additional dark matter. An apparent conflict between this result and the long timescales determined for bars to slow and mergers to be completed in previous N-body simulations of MOND systems is explained. The confirmation of the short dynamical-friction timescale in MOND underlines the challenge that the Fornax dwarf spheroidal poses to the viability of MOND.

  14. Asymptotic behavior of an elastic satellite with internal friction

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    Emanuele Haus; Dario Bambusi

    2012-12-04T23:59:59.000Z

    We study the dynamics of an elastic body whose shape and position evolve due to the gravitational forces exerted by a pointlike planet. The main result is that, if all the deformations of the satellite dissipate some energy, then under a suitable nondegeneracy condition there are only three possible outcomes for the dynamics: (i) the orbit of the satellite is unbounded, (ii) the satellite falls on the planet, (iii) the satellite is captured in synchronous resonance i.e. its orbit is asymptotic to a motion in which the barycenter moves on a circular orbit, and the satellite moves rigidly, always showing the same face to the planet. The result is obtained by making use of LaSalle's invariance principle and by a careful kinematic analysis showing that energy stops dissipating only on synchronous orbits. We also use in quite an extensive way the fact that conservative elastodynamics is a Hamiltonian system invariant under the action of the rotation group.

  15. Proceedings of the 2010 International Conference on Condition Copyright 2010 Institute of Electrical Engineers of Japan. All rights reserved.

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    Boyer, Edmond

    of Electrical Engineers of Japan. All rights reserved. P2-9 Fuzzy Logic Combined with Impedance Measurements. The results are provided from electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS) measurements on new and aged cells) measurements on SAFT lithium ion batteries are carried out. EIS measurements interest both electrochemical

  16. 1 Copyright 2009 by ASME Proceedings of the 2009 ASME International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and

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    Michalek, Jeremy J.

    in 2006 included 49% coal, 20% nuclear, 20% natural gas, 7% hydroelectric, 3% renewables, 2% oil, and 1 Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference IDETC/CIE 2009 August 30 to September 2, 2009, San Diego, California, USA DETC2009/DAC-87558 OPTIMAL PLUG-IN HYBRID ELECTRIC VEHCILE DESIGN

  17. Proceedings of ASME 2012 Internal Combustion Engine Division Spring Technical Conference May 69, 2012, Torino, Piemonte, Italy

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    Stefanopoulou, Anna

    - CYLINDER HCCI ENGINE WITH HIGH RESIDUALS Erik Hellstr¨om, Jacob Larimore, and Anna Stefanopoulou University ABSTRACT Cyclic variability (CV) in lean HCCI combustion at the lim- its of operation is a known phenomenon of lean HCCI operation with negative valve overlap (nvo). A com- bustion analysis method that estimates

  18. Proceedings of the ASME 2011 International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition November 11-17, 2011, Denver, Colorado, USA

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    Guo, Zhixiong "James"

    November 11-17, 2011, Denver, Colorado, USA IMECE2011-63664 A NEW PHASE FUNCTION NORMALIZATION APPROACH and Aerospace Engineering, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, 98 Brett Road, Piscataway, NJ 08854, The State University of New Jersey, 98 Brett Road, Piscataway, NJ 08854 guo@jove.rutgers.edu ABSTRACT A new

  19. High fidelity frictional models for MEMS.

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    Carpick, Robert W. (University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI); Reedy, Earl David, Jr.; Bitsie, Fernando; de Boer, Maarten Pieter; Corwin, Alex David; Ashurst, William Robert (Auburn University, Auburn, AL); Jones, Reese E.; Subhash, Ghatu S. (Michigan Technological Institute, Houghton, MI); Street, Mark D. (University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI); Sumali, Anton Hartono; Antoun, Bonnie R.; Starr, Michael James; Redmond, James Michael; Flater, Erin E. (University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI)

    2004-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The primary goals of the present study are to: (1) determine how and why MEMS-scale friction differs from friction on the macro-scale, and (2) to begin to develop a capability to perform finite element simulations of MEMS materials and components that accurately predicts response in the presence of adhesion and friction. Regarding the first goal, a newly developed nanotractor actuator was used to measure friction between molecular monolayer-coated, polysilicon surfaces. Amontons law does indeed apply over a wide range of forces. However, at low loads, which are of relevance to MEMS, there is an important adhesive contribution to the normal load that cannot be neglected. More importantly, we found that at short sliding distances, the concept of a coefficient of friction is not relevant; rather, one must invoke the notion of 'pre-sliding tangential deflections' (PSTD). Results of a simple 2-D model suggests that PSTD is a cascade of small-scale slips with a roughly constant number of contacts equilibrating the applied normal load. Regarding the second goal, an Adhesion Model and a Junction Model have been implemented in PRESTO, Sandia's transient dynamics, finite element code to enable asperity-level simulations. The Junction Model includes a tangential shear traction that opposes the relative tangential motion of contacting surfaces. An atomic force microscope (AFM)-based method was used to measure nano-scale, single asperity friction forces as a function of normal force. This data is used to determine Junction Model parameters. An illustrative simulation demonstrates the use of the Junction Model in conjunction with a mesh generated directly from an atomic force microscope (AFM) image to directly predict frictional response of a sliding asperity. Also with regards to the second goal, grid-level, homogenized models were studied. One would like to perform a finite element analysis of a MEMS component assuming nominally flat surfaces and to include the effect of roughness in such an analysis by using a homogenized contact and friction models. AFM measurements were made to determine statistical information on polysilicon surfaces with different roughnesses, and this data was used as input to a homogenized, multi-asperity contact model (the classical Greenwood and Williamson model). Extensions of the Greenwood and Williamson model are also discussed: one incorporates the effect of adhesion while the other modifies the theory so that it applies to the case of relatively few contacting asperities.

  20. Ceramic materials and components for engines; Proceedings of the Third International Symposium, Las Vegas, NV, Nov. 27-30, 1988

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    Tennery, V.J.

    1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Papers on the use of ceramic materials for engines are presented, covering topics such as processing techniques for powders and composites, the rheological aspects of processing, processing nitride and carbide systems, joining and coatings, the mechanical properties of various ceramics, thermal and mechanical behavior, creep and fatigue behavior, toughened materials, nondestructive evaluation, machining and wear, and engine components. Specific topics include the characterization of Si{sub 3}N{sub 4} powder for injection molding, zircon/zirconia structural ceramic materials for engine applications, SiC whiskers, part distortion for binder removal, undoped and low-doped Si{sub 3}N{sub 4} with whisker reinforcement, gas pressure combustion sintering of TiB2-based composites, ZrC-BN coating for the thermal protection of C-C composites, colloidal processing of Si{sub 3}N{sub 4} ceramics, the transient thermoelastic fracture analysis of ceramic-to-metal bonds, Ti-vapor-coated Si{sub 3}N{sub 4} braze joints, diesel engine combustion and the rupture strength of partially-stabilized zirconia, and thermal shock resistance characterization of cellular alumina ceramics. Other topics include determination of K(Ic) values, high temperature cavitation of HIP Si{sub 3}N{sub 4}, the creep behavior of yttria- and alumina-doped SiN, biaxial static fatigue of Si{sub 3}N{sub 4}, proton NMR as a characterization method for polymeric binders in Si{sub 3}N{sub 4}, and the use of Si{sub 3}N{sub 4} in gas engine applications.

  1. Roles of Dry Friction in Fluctuating Motion of Adiabatic Piston

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    Tomohiko G. Sano; Hisao Hayakawa

    2014-03-08T23:59:59.000Z

    The motion of an adiabatic piston under dry friction is investigated to clarify the roles of dry friction in non-equilibrium steady states. We clarify that dry friction can reverse the direction of the piston motion and causes a discontinuity or a cusp-like singularity for velocity distribution functions of the piston. We also show that the heat fluctuation relation is modified under dry friction.

  2. Seismic Interstory Drift Demands in Steel Friction Damped Braced Buildings

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    Peternell Altamira, Luis E.

    2010-01-16T23:59:59.000Z

    Figure 2.4: Sumitomo friction damper and installation detail (Aiken and Kelly 1990) .... 9 Figure 2.5: Slotted bolted connection of Fitzgerald (1989) and typical force- displacement loop... a superior performance of friction damped braced frames (FDBFs) using this device compared to traditional earthquake resisting systems. Figure 2.2: Friction Damper of Pall (1982) 8 In Japan, Sumitomo Metal Industries developed...

  3. Friction as an activated process Ondej Soucek, Frantisek Gallovic

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    Cerveny, Vlastislav

    Friction as an activated process Ondej Soucek, Frantisek Gallovic Mathematical Institute University in Prague 30.11.2011 (Geodynamical seminar) Friction as an activated process 30.11.2011 1 / 19 #12 - non-smoothness of the "potentials" (Geodynamical seminar) Friction as an activated process 30

  4. ON THE IDENTIFICATION AND HAPTIC DISPLAY OF FRICTION

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    Stanford University

    ON THE IDENTIFICATION AND HAPTIC DISPLAY OF FRICTION A DISSERTATION SUBMITTED TO THE DEPARTMENT by Christopher Richard All Rights Reserved #12;iv Abstract Although friction is an important phenomenon and greatly affects the way in which individ- uals interact with the world, friction is all but absent from

  5. Friction and the Inverted Pendulum Stabilization Problem Sue Ann Campbell

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    Campbell, Sue Ann

    Friction and the Inverted Pendulum Stabilization Problem Sue Ann Campbell Department of Applied can move in one dimension. We study the effect of friction on the design and performance of a feedback that a controller designed using a simple viscous friction model has poor performance - small amplitude oscillations

  6. Friction and Adhesion Hysteresis between Surfactant Monolayers in Water

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    Klein, Jacob

    Friction and Adhesion Hysteresis between Surfactant Monolayers in Water Wuge H. Briscoe Physical friction between two surfaces in adhesive contact with the loading­unloading adhesion hysteresis between them. We then examine in light of this model the observed low friction between two mica surfaces coated

  7. Friction-Induced Vibrations in Railway Transportation Chandra Prakash Sharma

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    Phani, A. Srikantha

    Friction-Induced Vibrations in Railway Transportation by Chandra Prakash Sharma B. Tech., Sardar;Abstract Controlling friction at the wheel-rail interface is indispensable for extending track life implementation of friction modifier system consists of a stick-tube assembly, attached through a bracket which

  8. ORIGINAL PAPER Modeling of Thermal-Assisted Dislocation Friction

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    Marks, Laurence D.

    ORIGINAL PAPER Modeling of Thermal-Assisted Dislocation Friction Y. Liao · L. D. Marks Received: 25+Business Media, LLC 2009 Abstract We generalize a model for friction at a sliding interface involving the motion of thermally activated friction. Going further, we suggest a plausible method for generalizing the fric- tional

  9. Enhancing Physicality in Touch Interaction with Programmable Friction

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    Levesque, Vincent

    Enhancing Physicality in Touch Interaction with Programmable Friction Vincent Lévesque1 , Louise possibilities and outcomes when touch interactions are enhanced with variable surface friction. In a series of four studies, we first confirm that variable friction gives significant performance advantages in low

  10. Friction versus dilation revisited: Insights from theoretical and numerical models

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    Einat, Aharonov

    Friction versus dilation revisited: Insights from theoretical and numerical models N. Makedonska,1 controlled by the frictional strength of the fault gouge, a granular layer that accumulates between the fault friction coefficient) of such granular layers is the systems resistance to dilation, a byprocess

  11. Solid friction in gel electrophoresis S. F. Burlatskya)

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    Deutch, John

    Solid friction in gel electrophoresis S. F. Burlatskya) and John M. Deutch Department of Chemistry 1995 We study the influence of solid frictional forces acting on polymer chains moving in a random environment. We show that the total reduction in the chain tension resulting from the small friction between

  12. Molecular friction and epitactic coupling between monolayers in supported bilayers

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    Boyer, Edmond

    1535 Molecular friction and epitactic coupling between monolayers in supported bilayers R. Merkel un substrat de membrane couplée (Evans et Sackmann, 1988), on détermine la friction moléculaire coefficients de friction entre les couches en fixant la couche mononucléaire proximale sur le substrat par des

  13. Penetration rate prediction for percussive drilling via dry friction model

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    Krivtsov, Anton M.

    Penetration rate prediction for percussive drilling via dry friction model Anton M. Krivtsov a of percussive drilling assuming a dry friction mechanism to explain the experimentally observed drop in pene as a frictional pair, and this can generate the pattern of the impact forces close to reality. Despite quite

  14. Dry friction avalanches: Experiment and theory Sergey V. Buldyrev,1

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    Buldyrev, Sergey

    Dry friction avalanches: Experiment and theory Sergey V. Buldyrev,1 John Ferrante,2 and Fredy R and theoretical models are presented supporting the conjecture that dry friction stick-slip is described by self in systems presenting stick-slip due to dry friction has been under scrutiny 11 . Experimental evidence

  15. STUDIES OF THE DYNAMICS OF DRY-FRICTION-DAMPED BLADE

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    STUDIES OF THE DYNAMICS OF DRY-FRICTION-DAMPED BLADE ASSEMBLIES by J er^ome Guillen A dissertation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 2.3 Multi-DOF systems with a single friction damper . . . . . . . 20 2.3.1 System model with multiple friction dampers . . . . . . 31 2.5 Conclusion

  16. Friction Stir Welding John Hinch and John Rudge

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    Rudge, John

    Friction Stir Welding John Hinch and John Rudge September 11, 2002 1 Introduction Friction Stir Welding is an innovative technique for joining two pieces of metal. A rapidly rotating tool is pushed that a good model of friction stir welding should be able to predict - the power, the force, the temperature

  17. ORIGINAL ARTICLE Frictional systems subjected to oscillating loads

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    Barber, James R.

    ORIGINAL ARTICLE Frictional systems subjected to oscillating loads J. R. Barber Received: 3 and a generalized Hertzian contact problem with friction. Keywords Coulomb friction Á Shakedown Á Damping Á of appropriate interaction laws for use in the analysis of masonry structures [1] and for the discrete element

  18. A Simple Model on Granular Friction Hisao Hayakawa

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    Hayakawa, Hisao

    observed even in atomic dry friction and and melt fractures in polymers [9,10]. Recently, Nasuno et al [11 for simulation of granular particles [13]. In particular, we 2 #12; regard Coulomb's friction law duringA Simple Model on Granular Friction Hisao Hayakawa Graduate School of Human and Environmental

  19. Torsion Spring Oscillator with Dry Friction Eugene Butikov

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    Butikov, Eugene

    at investigation of free oscillations of a torsion spring pendulum damped by dry (Coulomb) friction. An idealizedTorsion Spring Oscillator with Dry Friction Manual Eugene Butikov Annotation. The manual includes as a prerequisite for the virtual lab "Torsion Spring Oscillator with Dry Friction." The manual includes also a set

  20. NUMERICAL APPROXIMATION OF P-SYSTEMS WITH COULOMB FRICTIONAL DAMPING

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    to the precise nature of the dissipation. Dry (Coulomb) friction is a limit case that has not been fully analyzed in the presence of dry ­ Coulomb­ friction. A model is described in detail in Section 2. A discretizationNUMERICAL APPROXIMATION OF P-SYSTEMS WITH COULOMB FRICTIONAL DAMPING KRISTY COFFEY AND PIERRE A

  1. Analytical Framework to Evaluate Emission Control Systems for Marine Engines

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    Jayaram, Varalakshmi

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    J. , Internal Combustion Engine Fundamentals. March 31stfrom a large ship diesel engine. Atmos. Environ. 2009, 43 (low-speed marine diesel engine. Aerosol Sci. Technol. 2007,

  2. Friction and Wear Enhancement of Titanium Alloy Engine Components...

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    0 DOE Vehicle Technologies and Hydrogen Programs Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting, June 7-11, 2010 -- Washington D.C. pm007blau2010o.pdf More Documents &...

  3. Friction and Wear Reduction in Diesel Engine Valve Trains

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    proprietary or confidential information Materials Science and Technology Division Oak Ridge National Laboratory DOE OVT MERIT REVIEW - February 26, 2008 Purpose of the Work *...

  4. Friction Modeling for Lubricated Engine and Drivetrain Components |

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels DataDepartment of Energy Your Density Isn't YourTransport inEnergy0.pdf Flash2010-60.pdf2 DOE March, 20152LLC andActivities

  5. Friction and Wear Enhancement of Titanium Alloy Engine Components |

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels DataDepartment of Energy Your Density Isn't YourTransport inEnergy0.pdf Flash2010-60.pdf2 DOE March, 20152LLCDepartment of

  6. Friction and Wear Enhancement of Titanium Alloy Engine Components |

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels DataDepartment of Energy Your Density Isn't YourTransport inEnergy0.pdf Flash2010-60.pdf2 DOE March, 20152LLCDepartment ofDepartment of

  7. Low-Friction Engineered Surfaces | Department of Energy

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels DataDepartment of Energy Your Density Isn't YourTransport(FactDepartment ofLetterEconomy andTermsDepartment

  8. Engine Friction Reduction Through Surface Finish and Coatings | Department

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels DataDepartment of Energy Your Density Isn't Your Destiny:RevisedAdvisoryStandard |inHVACEnforcementEngaging Students in EnergyDepartment

  9. Intern experience with the Environmental Laboratory of the U.S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station: an internship report

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    Truitt, Clifford Lee, 1948-

    2013-03-13T23:59:59.000Z

    at no cost to the District. Typical DOTS requests include technically reviewing proposed project designs, compiling and providing references on a technical topic, devel? oping scopes of work for District contracts, reviewing test data and acting... the author managed and executed a complete, comprehensive engineering pro? ject examining the feasibility of an innovative dredged material dis? posal technique. The Indiana Harbor project provided an opportunity to function as a member of a large inter...

  10. Casimir Friction Force for Moving Harmonic Oscillators

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    Johan S. Høye; Iver Brevik

    2011-11-21T23:59:59.000Z

    Casimir friction is analyzed for a pair of dielectric particles in relative motion. We first adopt a microscopic model for harmonically oscillating particles at finite temperature T moving non-relativistically with constant velocity. We use a statistical-mechanical description where time-dependent correlations are involved. This description is physical and direct, and, in spite of its simplicity, is able to elucidate the essentials of the problem. This treatment elaborates upon, and extends, an earlier theory of ours back in 1992. The energy change Delta E turns out to be finite in general, corresponding to a finite friction force. In the limit of zero temperature the formalism yields, however, Delta E ->0, this being due to our assumption about constant velocity, meaning slowly varying coupling. For couplings varying more rapidly, there will also be a finite friction force at T=0. As second part of our work, we consider the friction problem using time-dependent perturbation theory. The dissipation, basically a second order effect, is obtainable with the use of first order theory, the reason being the absence of cross terms due to uncorrelated phases of eigenstates. The third part of the present paper is to demonstrate explicitly the equivalence of our results with those recently obtained by Barton (2010); this being not a trivial task since the formal results are seemingly quite different from each other.

  11. U.S. Department of Energy FreedomCar & Vehicle Technologies Program CARB Executive Order Exemption Process for a Hydrogen-fueled Internal Combustion engine Vehicle -- Status Report

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    Not Available

    2008-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The CARB Executive Order Exemption Process for a Hydrogen-fueled Internal Combustion Engine Vehicle was undertaken to define the requirements to achieve a California Air Resource Board Executive Order for a hydrogenfueled vehicle retrofit kit. A 2005 to 2006 General Motors Company Sierra/Chevrolet Silverado 1500HD pickup was assumed to be the build-from vehicle for the retrofit kit. The emissions demonstration was determined not to pose a significant hurdle due to the non-hydrocarbon-based fuel and lean-burn operation. However, significant work was determined to be necessary for Onboard Diagnostics Level II compliance. Therefore, it is recommended that an Experimental Permit be obtained from the California Air Resource Board to license and operate the vehicles for the durability of the demonstration in support of preparing a fully compliant and certifiable package that can be submitted.

  12. MN Center for Renewable Energy: Cellulosic Ethanol, Optimization of Bio-fuels in Internal Combustion Engines, & Course Development for Technicians in These Areas

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    John Frey

    2009-02-22T23:59:59.000Z

    This final report for Grant #DE-FG02-06ER64241, MN Center for Renewable Energy, will address the shared institutional work done by Minnesota State University, Mankato and Minnesota West Community and Technical College during the time period of July 1, 2006 to December 30, 2008. There was a no-cost extension request approved for the purpose of finalizing some of the work. The grant objectives broadly stated were to 1) develop educational curriculum to train technicians in wind and ethanol renewable energy, 2) determine the value of cattails as a biomass crop for production of cellulosic ethanol, and 3) research in Optimization of Bio-Fuels in Internal Combustion Engines. The funding for the MN Center for Renewable Energy was spent on specific projects related to the work of the Center.

  13. Sandia National Laboratories: Predictive Simulation of Internal...

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    Predictive Simulation of Internal Combustion Engines Sandia and General Motors: Advancing Clean Combustion Engines with Predictive Simulation Tools On February 14, 2013, in CRF,...

  14. Modelling of the Effects of Friction and Compression on Explosives ESGI80 Modelling of the Effects of Friction and

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    Purvis, Richard

    Modelling of the Effects of Friction and Compression on Explosives ESGI80 Modelling of the Effects of Friction and Compression on Explosives Problem presented by John Curtis Atomic Weapons Establishment, based on the compression of a sample of the explosive. The study group identified frictional heating

  15. Sandia National Laboratories: Sandia Expands an International...

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    ClimateECAbout ECFacilitiesCRFSandia Expands an International Collaboration and Web Database on Engine Fuel Spray Combustion Research Sandia Expands an International Collaboration...

  16. Engineering Technician

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    Alternate Title(s):Civil Engineering Technician; Electrical Engineering Technician; Mechanical Engineering Technician; Environmental Engineering Technician

  17. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL FOR NUMERICAL METHODS IN ENGINEERING Int. J. Numer. Meth. Engng 2000; 00:16 Prepared using nmeauth.cls [Version: 2002/09/18 v2.02

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    Trinkle, Jeff

    c 2000 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. key words: Multibody Dynamics, Rigid Bodies, Coulomb Friction, Stiff intermittent contacts with dry friction, the rigid body assumption considerably simplifies the mathematical for integrating stiff multibody dynamics with contact, joints, and friction Florian A. Potra1, Mihai Anitescu2

  18. annual international greening: Topics by E-print Network

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    . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 de Doncker, Elise 4 INTERNAL AUDIT ACTIVITY ANNUAL REPORT Engineering Websites Summary: management, control, and...

  19. Shear Jamming in Granular Experiments without Basal Friction

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    Hu Zheng; Joshua A. Dijksman; Robert P. Behringer

    2014-08-08T23:59:59.000Z

    Jammed states of frictional granular systems can be induced by shear strain at densities below the isostatic jamming density ($\\phi_c$). It remains unclear, however, how much friction affects this so-called shear-jamming. Friction appears in two ways in this type of experiment: friction between particles, and friction between particles and the base on which they rest. Here, we study how particle-bottom friction, or basal friction, affects shear jamming in quasi-two dimensional experiments. In order to study this issue experimentally, we apply simple shear to a disordered packing of photoelastic disks. We can tune the basal friction of the particles by immersing the particles in a density matched liquid, thus removing the normal force, hence the friction, between the particles and base. We record the overall shear stress, and particle motion, and the photoelastic response of the particles. We compare the shear response of dry and immersed samples, which enables us to determine how basal friction affects shear jamming. Our findings indicate that changing the basal friction shifts the point of shear jamming, but it does not change the basic phenomenon of shear jamming.

  20. Vadcard L., Luengo V., Embedding knowledge in the design of an orthopaedic surgery learning environment, In : CALIE04, International Conference on Computer Aided Learning in Engineering education, Grenoble: 16-18 fvrier 2004

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Vadcard L., Luengo V., Embedding knowledge in the design of an orthopaedic surgery learning environment, In : CALIE04, International Conference on Computer Aided Learning in Engineering education, Grenoble: 16-18 février 2004 1 Embedding knowledge in the design of an orthopaedic surgery learning

  1. International Conference on Mathematics and Computational Methods Applied to Nuclear Science & Engineering (M&C 2013) Sun Valley, Idaho, USA, May 5-9, 2013, on CD-ROM, American Nuclear Society, LaGrange Park, IL (2013)

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    Kelley, C. T. "Tim"

    International Conference on Mathematics and Computational Methods Applied to Nuclear Science & Engineering (M&C 2013) Sun Valley, Idaho, USA, May 5-9, 2013, on CD-ROM, American Nuclear Society, La transport criticality problems. Traditional methods for computing this eigenvalue/eigenvector pair

  2. Sandia National Laboratories: predictive engine spray combustion...

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    predictive engine spray combustion modeling Sandia Expands an International Collaboration and Web Database on Engine Fuel Spray Combustion Research On November 13, 2012, in CRF,...

  3. Friction Reduction for Microhole CT Drilling

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    Ken Newman; Patrick Kelleher; Edward Smalley

    2007-03-31T23:59:59.000Z

    The objective of this 24 month project focused on improving microhole coiled tubing drilling bottom hole assembly (BHA) reliability and performance, while reducing the drilling cost and complexity associated with inclined/horizontal well sections. This was to be accomplished by eliminating the need for a downhole drilling tractor or other downhole coiled tubing (CT) friction mitigation techniques when drilling long (>2,000 ft.) of inclined/horizontal wellbore. The technical solution to be developed and evaluated in this project was based on vibrating the coiled tubing at surface to reduce the friction along the length of the downhole CT drillstring. The Phase 1 objective of this project centered on determining the optimum surface-applied vibration system design for downhole CT friction mitigation. Design of the system would be based on numerical modeling and laboratory testing of the CT friction mitigation achieved with various types of surface-applied vibration. A numerical model was developed to predict how far downhole the surface-applied vibration would travel. A vibration test fixture, simulating microhole CT drilling in a horizontal wellbore, was constructed and used to refine and validate the numerical model. Numerous tests, with varying surface-applied vibration parameters were evaluated in the vibration test fixture. The data indicated that as long as the axial force on the CT was less than the helical buckling load, axial vibration of the CT was effective at mitigating friction. However, surface-applied vibration only provided a small amount of friction mitigation as the helical buckling load on the CT was reached or exceeded. Since it would be impractical to assume that routine field operations be conducted at less than the helical buckling load of the CT, it was determined that this technical approach did not warrant the additional cost and maintenance issues that would be associated with the surface vibration equipment. As such, the project was concluded following completion of Phase 1, and Phase 2 (design, fabrication, and testing of a prototype surface vibration system) was not pursued.

  4. 2015 Northrop Grumman Electronic Systems Summer Intern Program

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    Barrash, Warren

    Environmental Engineering, Industrial Hygiene Environmental Science, Occupational Safety Safety Science, Safety 14015929: Intern Technical Industrial/Manufacturing Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Accounting, Economics 14015762 Supply Chain Management Intern Logistics, Supply Chain Management, Industrial

  5. Prerequisites: Control Systems I+II, Engine Class (IC Engines and Propulsion Systems, Introduction to

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    Daraio, Chiara

    to Modeling and Control of Internal Combustion Engine Systems,...), Matlab/Simulink experience Contact for a Novel Engine Concept Position Control for an Internal Combustion Engine (Simulation) Description an internal combustion engine piston follow a reference position trajectory with sufficient accuracy

  6. NC STATE UNIVERSITY College of Engineering North Carolina Solar Center

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    GX, which runs on compressed natural gas (CNG), is considered the cleanest internal combustion engine

  7. Control of friction at the nanoscale

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    Barhen, Jacob; Braiman, Yehuda Y.; Protopopescu, Vladimir

    2010-04-06T23:59:59.000Z

    Methods and apparatus are described for control of friction at the nanoscale. A method of controlling frictional dynamics of a plurality of particles using non-Lipschitzian control includes determining an attribute of the plurality of particles; calculating an attribute deviation by subtracting the attribute of the plurality of particles from a target attribute; calculating a non-Lipschitzian feedback control term by raising the attribute deviation to a fractionary power .xi.=(2m+1)/(2n+1) where n=1, 2, 3 . . . and m=0, 1, 2, 3 . . . , with m strictly less than n and then multiplying by a control amplitude; and imposing the non-Lipschitzian feedback control term globally on each of the plurality of particles; imposing causes a subsequent magnitude of the attribute deviation to be reduced.

  8. Dynamics of Dry Friction: A Numerical Investigation

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    Y. F. Lim; Kan Chen

    1998-03-18T23:59:59.000Z

    We perform extended numerical simulation of the dynamics of dry friction, based on a model derived from the phenomenological description proposed by T. Baumberger et al.. In the case of small deviation from the steady sliding motion, the model is shown to be equivalent to the state- and rate-dependent friction law which was first introduced by Rice and Ruina on the basis of experiments on rocks. We obtain the dynamical phase diagram that agrees well with the experimental results on the paper-on-paper systems. In particular, the bifurcation between stick-slip and steady sliding are shown to change from a direct (supercritical) Hopf type to an inverted (subcritical) one as the driving velocity increases, in agreement with the experiments.

  9. No quantum friction between uniformly moving plates

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    T. G. Philbin; U. Leonhardt

    2009-03-26T23:59:59.000Z

    The Casimir forces between two plates moving parallel to each other are found by calculating the vacuum electromagnetic stress tensor. The perpendicular force between the plates is modified by the motion but there is no lateral force on the plates. Electromagnetic vacuum fluctuations do not therefore give rise to "quantum friction" in this case, contrary to previous assertions. The result shows that the Casimir-Polder force on a particle moving at constant speed parallel to a plate also has no lateral component.

  10. Low-energy muons via frictional cooling

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    Yu Bao; Allen Caldwell; Daniel Greenwald; Guoxing Xia

    2010-01-18T23:59:59.000Z

    Low-energy muon beams are useful for a range of physics experiments. We consider the production of low-energy muon beams with small energy spreads using frictional cooling. As the input beam, we take a surface muon source such as that at the Paul Scherrer Institute. Simulations show that the efficiency of low energy muon production can potentially be raised to 1%, which is significantly higher than that of current schemes.

  11. Frictional cooling of positively charged particles

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    Daniel Greenwald; Allen Caldwell

    2011-11-14T23:59:59.000Z

    One of the focuses of research and development towards the construction of a muon collider is muon beam preparation. Simulation of frictional cooling shows that it can achieve the desired emittance reduction to produce high-luminosity muon beams. We show that for positively charged particles, charge exchange interactions necessitate significant changes to schemes previously developed for negatively charged particles. We also demonstrate that foil-based schemes are not viable for positive particles.

  12. The effect of friction on drum brakes

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    Huang, Y.M.; Shyr, J.S. [National Taiwan Univ. (China)

    1995-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

    The boundary element method (BEM) has been developed for a long period of time. Cruse and Wilson developed an isoparametric quadratic element. Rizzo, Cruse, Rizzo and Shippy, and Swedlow and cruse applied the method to various problems. It shows that the BEM can provide a very good analytical result in the linear problem and it can reduce time in preparation of numerical data. Watson and Newcomb pointed out that the pressure distribution on the contact surface of the brake drum and the lining plate do not vary significantly along the axis. The deflection can be reduced by an appropriate design of the web; therefore, two dimensional analysis with the BEM is used in this analysis. Based on the authors` knowledge, this is the first paper to analyze the drum brake by using the BEM. The assumptions are the brake drum to be a rigid body, perfect interface contact between the drum and the shoe, the constant friction coefficient of the friction material and the thermal effect to be neglected. The two dimensional equations are derived based on the Somigliana`s identity. Since there is no shape function and no need of the Jacobin for the coordinate transform, to integrate numerically is easier and to write a computer code is simpler for the constant value element than the second order element. The linear element is inappropriate to treat the comer problem. Using the linear elements or second order elements creates discontinuous phenomena along the irregular boundary. The common nodal point has different normal vector and boundary conditions. It is necessary to have an extra equation to provide a unique solution for the final linear equation. Using the constant value element can get rid of this problem. The effect of the friction on the pressure distribution at the friction interface is studied. The calculated results of the pressure distribution are compared with the available data. The mathematical model can be used as a design tool to predict the performance of drum brakes.

  13. Friction- and wear-reducing coating

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    Zhu, Dong (Farmington Hills, MI); Milner, Robert (Warren, MI); Elmoursi, Alaa AbdelAzim (Troy, MI)

    2011-10-18T23:59:59.000Z

    A coating includes a first layer of a ceramic alloy and a second layer disposed on the first layer and including carbon. The coating has a hardness of from 10 to 20 GPa and a coefficient of friction of less than or equal to 0.12. A method of coating a substrate includes cleaning the substrate, forming the first layer on the substrate, and depositing the second layer onto the first layer to thereby coat the substrate.

  14. On the velocity-strengthening behavior of dry friction

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    Yohai Bar-Sinai; Robert Spatschek; Efim A. Brener; Eran Bouchbinder

    2014-04-15T23:59:59.000Z

    The onset of frictional instabilities, e.g. earthquakes nucleation, is intimately related to velocity-weakening friction, in which the frictional resistance of interfaces decreases with increasing slip velocity. While this frictional response has been studied extensively, less attention has been given to steady-state velocity-strengthening friction, in spite of its potential importance for various aspects of frictional phenomena such as the propagation speed of interfacial rupture fronts and the amount of stored energy released by them. In this note we suggest that a crossover from steady-state velocity-weakening friction at small slip velocities to steady-state velocity-strengthening friction at higher velocities might be a generic feature of dry friction. We further argue that while thermally activated rheology naturally gives rise to logarithmic steady-state velocity-strengthening friction, a crossover to stronger-than-logarithmic strengthening might take place at higher slip velocities, possibly accompanied by a change in the dominant dissipation mechanism. We sketch a few physical mechanisms that may account for the crossover to stronger-than-logarithmic steady-state velocity-strengthening and compile a rather extensive set of experimental data available in the literature, lending support to these ideas.

  15. Mutual Friction in Superfluid Neutron Stars

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    N. Andersson; T. Sidery; G. L. Comer

    2005-10-03T23:59:59.000Z

    We discuss vortex-mediated mutual friction in the two-fluid model for superfluid neutron star cores. Our discussion is based on the general formalism developed by Carter and collaborators, which makes due distinction between transport velocity and momentum for each fluid. This is essential for an implementation of the so-called entrainment effect, whereby the flow of one fluid imparts momentum in the other and vice versa. The mutual friction follows by balancing the Magnus force that acts on the quantised neutron vortices with a resistive force due to the scattering of electrons off of the magnetic field with which each vortex core is endowed. We derive the form of the macroscopic mutual friction force which is relevant for a model based on smooth-averaging over a collection of vortices. We discuss the coefficients that enter the expression for this force, and the timescale on which the two interpenetrating fluids in a neutron star core are coupled. This discussion confirms that our new formulation accords well with previous work in this area.

  16. Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering

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    and natural gas engines and related components, with sales exceeding $18 billion. Charlton started his career and natural gas engine technologies - for Ford Motor Company, British Gas, Lloyds of London among others of internal combustion engine technology. (cont'd.) (bio cont'd.) At Cummins he was directly involved

  17. Engineering Electrical &

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    Hickman, Mark

    Computer Engineering Electrical & Electronic Engineering Mechatronics Engineering Mechanical Engineering Civil Engineering Natural Resources Engineering Forest Engineering Chemical & Process Engineering ELECTIVE 2 Required Engineering Intermediate Year 2011 Eight Required Courses Chart: 120 points College

  18. Engineering Electrical &

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    Hickman, Mark

    Computer Engineering Electrical & Electronic Engineering Mechatronics Engineering Mechanical Engineering Civil Engineering Natural Resources Engineering Forest Engineering Chemical & Process Engineering ELECTIVE 2 Required Engineering Intermediate Year 2012 Eight Required Courses Chart: 120 points College

  19. STUDIES OF WALL FLAME QUENCHING AND HYDROCARBON EMISSIONS IN A MODEL SPARK IGNITION ENGINE

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    Ishikawa, Nobuhiko

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    the Piston of an Internal Combustion Engine," In . J. Mech.Cylinder of an Internal Combustion Engine," SAE Paper No.Walls of an Internal Combustion Engine, Sixth Symposium (

  20. Velocity tuning of friction with two trapped atoms

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    Gangloff, Dorian; Counts, Ian; Jhe, Wonho; Vuleti?, Vladan

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Friction is the basic, ubiquitous mechanical interaction between two surfaces that results in resistance to motion and energy dissipation. In spite of its technological and economic significance, our ability to control friction remains modest, and our understanding of the microscopic processes incomplete. At the atomic scale, mismatch between the two contacting crystal lattices can lead to a reduction of stick-slip friction (structural lubricity), while thermally activated atomic motion can give rise to a complex velocity dependence, and nearly vanishing friction at sufficiently low velocities (thermal lubricity). Atomic force microscopy has provided a wealth of experimental results, but limitations in the dynamic range, time resolution, and control at the single-atom level have hampered a full quantitative description from first principles. Here, using an ion-crystal friction emulator with single-atom, single substrate-site spatial resolution and single-slip temporal resolution, we measure the friction force...