In this paper the effects of inertia are explored for the case of a thermal excitation applied on the surface of an infinitely long, solid circular cylinder. The linear uncoupled field equations for a homogeneous, isotropic, thermoelastic medium...
Design curves are developed to simplify solution of the Hantush (1967) equation for goundwater mound build-up under a rectangular recharge basin. Curves are developed by analyzing a large number of solutions to the theoretical equation. Two sets...
Two common classes of filter functions in use today, Butterworth functions and Chebyshev functions, are based upon solutions to special cases of the Sturm-Liouville equation. Here, solutions to several other special cases of the Sturm-Liouville...
The boundary integral technique was implemented in a computer code for the general static analysis of three dimensional elastic solids. The was based on a formulation of the problem in which the governing boundary equation is developed from the...
Given a transfer function for a differential equation model, an approach for obtaining a solution is by way of bilinear transformation. The bilinear transform approach is a numberical integration scheme which gives a discrete approximation to the...
A covariant form of Hamilton's Principle of Stationary Action is formulated and used to solve the general eiconal equation describing the wave function of light in a medium carrying ultrasound. Tensor notation is reviewed and the tensor form of...
A model (NONLINRK) was developed for a closed tank system under feedback control by an ideal proportional-integral-derivative controller. Under servo action the fluid level in the tank is altered from its equilibrium set point. Under regulatory...
Hydrophones used in the ocean produce spurious outputs due to vibration sensitivity which can severly degrade measurement accuracy. Sources of these vibration inputs are ocean surface waves, flow turbulence, and induced mechanical vibration. The...
Traditionally, batch settling tests have been employed to determine the values of the settling parameters V0 and K of the Vesilind equation which represents activated sludge settling velocity as a function of solids concentration. It remains...
The first separation process in the kidneys occurs in the glomerulus where the blood plasma is filtered from the larger protein and blood cells. It is the object of this thesis to: 1) Simulate the volume flow equation (1) through the capillary...
Mass transit vehicles in formal rail service frequently attain speeds which can excited carbody oscillations (primary hunting), as well as sustained alteral oscillations of the trucks (secondary hunting). The carbody motions have been shown to...
Sediment resuspension due to the operation of recreational motorboats in shallow lakes was investigated. Boats equipped with 28, 50, 85, 120, and 165 horsepower engines were used for this study on Lake Claire, Florida Technological University...
An analysis of an operational industrial acetone reclamation system is performed to performed to ascertain the possibility of its adaptation ot solar thermal energy augmentation using fixed orientation, flat plate solar collectors. Currently, the...
A combined analytical and empirical method to define human performance measures is required for effective automated training. In theory, performance measures can be weighted and combined in a single first order equation upon which an automated...
The equations of underwater acoustics that relate to the signal excess noise received by a transducer are rigorously described in the acoustical literature. The objective of this paper is to examine some underwater acoustic equations and ascertain...
Lake Eola, in downtown Orlando, was the subject of extensive research to determine the impact of stormwater runoff to the lake and possible management alternatives. The focus of this research was stormwater treatment by chemical coagulation...
Psychobiomotor assessment refers to the use of a combination of psychological, biological, and motor-performance tests to comprehensively analyze the skills, attributes, and performace capabilities of athletes. The purpose of this study was to...
A study was performed to gain an understanding of the feasibility of an Earth Coolant Tube for use in cooling and heating air for residences and industry. It was concluded that previous studies did not include the effect of coolant tube depth or...
Several Florida lakes with different documented trophic state indices were selected for sediment analysis. Vertical sections of the sediment were taken at depths of .1, .5 , 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 10 and l5 centimeters below the surface of the...
A computerized flow process charting application program of dBase III+ has been developed to aid in resource requirements planning and operations analysis. Traditional flow process charting has used as the following data elements: assembly number,...