A digital computer model has been developed to simulate the kinetic response of a thermal pressurized water reactor power plant. The program is capable of predicting core power and plant temperature variations which result from distrubances due to...
A mathematical model is presented for the problem of determining the two-dimensional temperature distribution resulting from the discharge of a heated effluent into a shallow, quiescent receptacle. The physical model ofr the problem is the...
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...
A software package for linear programming has been developed using the revised simplex and dual simplex algorithms. The design of the program incorporates an experimental change in the dual simplex algorithm. If the entered problem is not primal...
A study of Linear Polarizations Resistance Measurements for silver metal immersed in a solution of AgNO3 and HNO3 to determine the effect of varying potential sweep rates has been made. Results indicate that for the system under investigation the...
Algorithms used to determine the control and data flow properties of computer programs are generally designed for one-time analysis of an entire new input. Application of such algorithms when the input is only slightly modified results in an...
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...
Any structural analysis which gives stresses and displacements for some predefined structure is governed by some physical domain of loading, geometry and boundary conditions. Let this domain be called the structures "problem space." In applying...
Based on a two-phase boundary layer approach, a computational model is proposed to estimate the thickness of the waterfilm due to rain on the upper surface of an airfoil. The coupling between the air boundary layer and the water film is established...
Conventional modal analysis is performed using FFT Analyzers with modal analysis software developed by one of many test/analysis software vendors. The analysis is performed in the frequency domain using frequency response functions. A recent...
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...
Drinkiing water samples provided by Orlando Utilities from various locations and from Florida Technological University were analyzed for organohalides. Compounds tentatively identified were 0.0024 mg/l DDT, 0.003 mg/l phosdrin, 0.00036 mg/l BHC,...
Employee health insurance premiums continue to rise exponentially despite stagnant inflation rates. The national trend in recent years has been to decrease benefit usage by attempting to establish a healthier workforce. The incorporation of...
Flexible automation is a partial solution to America's industrial and economic recovery and survivability. At the core of this manufacturing technology is the robot whose own flexibility is enhanced through the use of computer vision to close the...
For this report, four municipal services provided by the City of Lakeland were studied. The environmental impact of these services was discussed. Recommendations were made for solutions to problems found. It was found that the water supply...
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...
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...
In this paper, two methods for the design of active analog feedback bandpass filter pairs are examined. A third method is presented that does not use extra amplifiers for summation nor multicoupling. This third method uses identical bandpass...
Less Developed Countries (LDC's) now have a total of about 2.8 billion people, or approximately 70 percent of the total world population. World populations and current energy consumption are such that is all the world's countries came up to the...
Shape from shading (SFS) deals with the recovery of 3D shape from a single monocular image. This problem was formally introduced by Horn in the early 1970s. Since then it has received considerable attention, and several efforts have been made to...