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The genius of opposites : how introverts and extroverts achieve extraordinary results together
Kahnweiler, Jennifer B
Oakland, CA : Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc., [2016]
Introduction: a deceptively easy but highly delicate balancing act -- Who are these unlikely duos? -- How to mix oil and water; the genius of opposites process and quiz -- Accept the alien -- Bring on the battles -- Cast the character -- Destroy the dislike -- Each can't offer everything -- Keep your eye on the results.
Feldberg BF637.I48 K34 2016

You, unstuck : you are the solution to your greatest problem
Smith, Seth Adam
Oakland, CA : Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc., a BK Life Book, 2015
"All of us feel trapped, stuck, or unable to move forward in life at some point. What is it that's holding us back? According to Seth Adam Smith, it's who, not what. Ultimately, the greatest obstacle to achieving your full potential is you. But you are also the solution to your greatest problem. This book combats a destructive mind-set that we all sometimes fall into: I can't change. I am the victim of my circumstances, and I am confined by my personal limitations. This philosophy, though intangible, destroys more dreams and limits more lives than any actual, physical obstacle. To show us how to overcome this philosophy of fear, Smith draws on literature, history, and his personal experiences with chronic depression, as well as encounters with remarkable "ordinary" people who've embraced a different philosophy: the belief that we possess the power to lift ourselves out of the abyss and into the light"--Back cover.
Feldberg BF637.S4 S65 2015

The introverted leader : building on your quiet strength
Kahnweiler, Jennifer B
San Francisco : Berrett-Koehler Publishers, ©2013
Introduction: what is an introverted leader? -- Four key challenges -- Unlocking success : the 4 P's process -- Strengths and soft spots -- Public speaking -- Managing and leading -- Heading up projects -- Managing up -- The meeting game -- Building relationships -- Wins from using the 4 P's process -- What's next? Moving toward success.
Feldberg BF637.L4 K27 2013

Mathematical adventures in performance analysis : from storage systems, through airplane boarding, to express line queues
Bachmat, Eitan
Cham : Birkhauser, [2014]
Introduction.- 1 A classical model for storage system activity -- 2 A fractal model for storage system activity -- 3 Disk scheduling, airplane boarding and Lorentzian geometry -- 4 Mirrored configurations -- 5 On queues and numbers -- 6 Appendix A: Some basic definitions and facts -- 7 Appendix B: Proofs of theorems -- References.
Feldberg QA402 .B325 2014

Efficiency of biomass energy : an exergy approach to biofuels, power, and biorefineries
Ptasinski, Krzysztof J., 1946-
Hoboken, New Jersey : Wiley, [2016]
Machine generated contents note: Preface Acknowledgments About the Author Part I BACKGROUND AND OUTLINE 1. BIOENERGY SYSTEMS -- AN OVERVIEW 1.1 Energy and the Environment 1.2 Biomass as a Renewable Energy Source 1.3 Biomass Conversion Processes 1.4 Utilization of Biomass 1.5 Closing Remarks References 2. EXERGY ANALYSIS 2.1 Sustainability and Efficiency 2.2 Thermodynamic Analysis of Processes 2.3 Exergy Concept 2.4 Exergetic Evaluation of Processes and Technologies 2.5 Renewability of Biofuels 2.6 Closing Remarks References Part II BIOMASS PRODUCTION AND CONVERSION 3. PHOTOSYNTHESIS 3.1 Photosynthesis -- an Overview 3.2 Exergy of Thermal Radiation 3.3 Exergy Analysis of Photosynthesis 3.4 Global Photosynthesis 3.5 Closing Remarks References 4. BIOMASS PRODUCTION 4.1 Overview 4.2 Efficiency of Solar Energy Capture 4.3 Fossil Inputs for Biomass Cultivation and Harvesting 4.4. Fossil Inputs for Biomass Logistics 4.5 Closing Remarks References 5 THERMOCHEMICAL CONVERSION: GASIFICATION 5.1 Gasification -- an Overview 5.2 Gasification of Carbon 5.3 Gasification of Biomass 5.4 Gasification of Typical Fuels 5.5 Closing Remarks References 6 THERMOCHEMICAL CONVERSION: PARAMETRIC STUDIES AND GASIFICATION SYSTEMS 6.1 Effect of Fuel Chemical Composition on Gasification Performance 6.2 Effect of Biomass Moisture Content, Gasification Pressure and Heat Addition on Gasification Performance 6.3 Improvement of Gasification Exergetic Efficiency 6.4 Gasification Efficiency Using Equilibrium versus Non-equilibrium Models 6.5 Performance of Typical Gasifiers 6.6 Plasma Gasification 6.7 Thermochemical Conversion in Sub- and Supercritical Water 6.8 Closing Remarks References Part III BIOFUELS First-Generation Biofuels 7 BIODIESEL 7.1 Biodiesel: an Overview 7.2 Biodiesel from Plant Oils 7.3 Biodiesel from Waste Cooking Oil 7.4 Biodiesel from Microalgae 7.5 Closing Remarks References 8 BIOETHANOL 8.1 Bioethanol -- an Overview 8.2 Exergy Analysis of Ethanol from Sugar Crops 8.3 Exergy Analysis of Ethanol from Starchy Crops 8.4 Exergy Analysis of Lignocellulosic Ethanol (2nd Generation) 8.5 Alternative Ethanol Processes 8.6 Closing Remarks References Second-Generation Liquid Biofuels 9 FISCHER-TROPSCH FUELS 9.1 Fischer-Tropsch Synthesis -- an Overview 9.2 Exergy Analysis of Coal-to-Liquid (CTL) Process 9.3 Exergy Analysis of Gas-to-Liquid (GTL) Processes 9.4 Exergy Analysis of Biomass-to-Liquid (BTL) Processes 9.5 Closing Remarks References 10 METHANOL 10.1 Methanol -- an Overview 10.2 Methanol from Fossil Fuels 10.3 Methanol from Biomass 10.4 Closing Remarks References 11 THERMOCHEMICAL ETHANOL 11.1 Thermochemical Ethanol -an Overview 11.2 Exergy Analysis 11.3 Closing Remarks References Second-Generation Gaseous Biofuels 12 DIMETHYL ETHER (DME) 12.1 Dimethyl Ether -- an Overview 12.2 Dimethyl Ether from Fossil Fuels 12.3 Dimethyl Ether from Biomass 12.4 Closing Remarks References 13 HYDROGEN 13.1 Hydrogen -- an Overview 13.2 Exergy Analysis of Hydrogen from Fossil Fuels 13.3 Exergy Analysis of Hydrogen from Water Electrolysis 13.4 Exergy Analysis of Future Hydrogen Production Processes 13.5 Exergy Analysis of Hydrogen from Biomass Gasification 13.6 Exergy Analysis of Biological Hydrogen Production 13.7 Closing Remarks References 14 SUBSTITUTE NATURAL GAS (SNG) 14.1 Substitute Natural Gas -- an Overview 14.2 SNG from Coal 14.3 SNG from Biomass Gasification 14.4 Closing Remarks References Part IV BIOENERGY SYSTEMS 15 THERMAL POWER PLANTS, HEAT ENGINES AND HEAT PRODUCTION 15.1 Biomass-Based Power and Heat Generation -- an Overview 15.2 Biomass Combustion Power Systems 15.3 Biomass Gasification Power Systems 15.4 Comparison of Various Biomass-Fueled Power Plants 15.5 Biomass-Fueled Internal Combustion Engines and Gas Turbines 15.6 Polygeneration of Electricity, Heat and Chemicals 15.7 Biomass Boilers and Heating Systems 15.8 Closing Remarks References 16 BIOMASS-BASED FUEL CELL SYSTEMS 16.1 Biomass-Based Fuel Cell Systems -- an Overview 16.2 Biomass Integrated Gasification: Solid Oxide Fuel Cell (BIG/SOFC) Systems 16.3 Biomass Integrated Gasification: Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cell (BIG/PEMFC) Systems 16.4 Fuel Cell Systems Fed with Liquid Biofuels 16.5 Closing Remarks References 17 BIOREFINERIES 17.1 Biorefineries: an Overview 17.2 Comparison of Various Biomass Utilization Routes 17.3 Exergy Inputs to Basic Biorefinery Steps 17.4 Optimal Biomass Crops as Biorefinery Feedstock 17.5 Closing Remarks References Postface Appendixes Appendix A: Conversion Factors Appendix B: Constants Appendix C: SI Prefixes Glossary Notation Acknowledgments for permission to reproduce copyrighted material Author Index Subject Index.

"Details energy and exergy efficiencies of all major aspects of bioenergy systems Covers all major bioenergy processes starting from photosynthesis and cultivation of biomass feedstocks and ending with final bioenergy products, like power, biofuels, and chemicals Each chapter includes historical developments, chemistry, major technologies, applications as well as energy, environmental and economic aspects in order to serve as an introduction to biomass and bioenergy A separate chapter introduces a beginner in easy accessible way to exergy analysis and the similarities and differences between energy and exergy efficiencies are underlined Includes case studies and illustrative examples of 1st, 2nd, and 3rd generation biofuels production, power and heat generation (thermal plants, fuel cells, boilers), and biorefineries; Traditional fossil fuels-based technologies are also described in order to compare with the corresponding bioenergy systems."--
Feldberg TP339 .P79 2016

White biotechnology for sustainable chemistry
edited by Maria Alice Z. Coelho, Bernardo D. Ribeiro
Cambridge, UK : Royal Society of Chemistry, [2016]
Principles of green chemistry and white biotechnology / Bernardo Dias Ribeiro, Maria Alice Z. Coelho, and Aline Machado de Castro -- Sustainability, green chemistry and white biotechnology / Roger A. Sheldon -- Biocatalysis in organic media / A. Illanes -- Microwave assisted enzyme catalysis : practice and perspective / Ganapati D. Yadav and Saravanan Devendran -- Lipase-catalyzed reactions in pressurized fluids / Raquel Loss, Lindomar Lerin, José Vladimir de Oliveira, and Débora de Oliveira -- Biocatalysis in ionic liquids / Bernardo Dias Ribeiro, Ariane Gaspar Santos, and Isabel M. Marrucho -- Biocatalysis in micellar systems / Adelaide Braga and Isabel Belo -- Green downstream processing in the production of enzymes / P.F.F. Amaral and T.F. Ferreira -- Lipases in enantioselective sytheses : evolution of technology and recent applications / Denise Maria Guimarães Freire, Angelo Amaro Theodoro da Silva, Evelin de Andrade Manoel, Rodrigo Volcan Almeida, and Alessandro Bolis Costa Simas -- Redox biotechnological processes applied to fine chemicals / J. Augusto R. Rodrigues, Paulo J.S. Moran, Bruna Z. Costa, and Anita J. Marsaioli -- Production of polymers by white biotechnology / S. Shoda, A. Kobayashi, and S. Kobayashi -- Production of aroma compounds by white biotechnology / Juliano Lemos Bicas, Gustavo Molina, Francisco Fábio Cavalcante Barros, and Gláucia Maria Pastore -- Biotransformation using plant cell culture systems and tissues / Bernardo Dias Ribeiro, Evelin Andrade Manoel, Claudia Simões-Gurgel, and Norma Albarello -- Development of processes for the production of bulk chemicals by fermentation at industrial scale : an integrated approach / Jørgen Magnus -- Trends and perspectives in green chemistry and white biotechnology / Bernardo Dias Ribeiro and Maria Alice Zarur Coelho.
Feldberg TP248.65.E59 W45 2016

Computational fluid dynamics modeling of airfoils with modern trailing edges
Choo, Yeunun
"Fast, accurate, and robust design tools are critical for preliminary ship design. Sacrificing accuracy for speed, preliminary propeller design tools are based on inviscid flow theory and often ignore the coupling between the viscous boundary layer and the otherwise inviscid blade loading. This viscous-load coupling (VLC) is important, because viscous effects can reduce lift by over 10%. Modeling VLC is especially important for propellers with modern trailing edges, because flow separation off the trailing edge also alters the loading. The problem is that while methods exist to account for viscous-load coupling, no VLC method is simultaneously robust, accurate, and fast. The overarching goal of this research is to develop a fast, accurate, and robust method to account for viscous-load coupling in inviscid lifting surface calculations useful for propeller design. As a first step towards this goal, this thesis focuses on the development and validation of computational fluid dynamics (CFD) methods to analyze airfoils with modern trailing edges. In this work, ANSYS Fluent was used to model various airfoils with modern trailing edges, and the results were compared with published experimental data. The trailing edge shapes include cupped, beveled, and blunt edges, which are common for modern marine propeller sections. The developed CFD method is shown to provide consistent results at various settings and parameters such as mesh geometry and resolution, steady/unsteady simulation, turbulence model, inlet turbulence intensity and turbulent viscosity ratio, boundary layer resolution, and boundary layer tripping. The Fluent (RANS) simulations were also compared to analyses using MSES and XFOIL, which employ an inviscid flow solver coupled to an integral boundary layer method. Summarily, this thesis lays the CFD groundwork needed to solve the viscous-load coupling problem."
Rauner D.C. Hist Thesis Masters 2016

Developing an implantable resonator to measure the partial pressure of oxygen in deep tissue using EPR oximetry
Caston, Rose
Feldberg Thesis Honors 2016

Mechanical and electrical characterization of various carbon/ultra high molecular weight polyethylene bilayer samples using equal channel angular processing
Cook, David J
Rauner D.C. History Honors 2016

A random walk down Wall Street : the time-tested strategy for successful investing
Malkiel, Burton Gordon
New York : W.W. Norton & Company, [2015]
Firm foundations and castles in the air -- The madness of crowds -- Speculative bubbles from the sixties into the nineties -- The explosive bubbles of the early 2000s -- Technical and fundamental analysis -- Technical analysis and the Random Walk Theory -- How good is fundamental analysis? The Efficient-Market Hypothesis -- A new walking shoe: Modern portfolio theory -- Reaping reward by increasing risk -- Behavioral finance -- Is "Smart beta" really smart? -- A fitness manual for random walkers and other investors -- Handicapping the financial race: A primer in understanding and projecting returns from stocks and bonds -- A life-cycle guide to investing -- Three giant steps down Wall Street.

In this classic guide, first published in 1973, you'll learn the basic terminology of "The Street" and how to navigate it with the help of a user-friendly, long-range investment strategy. Drawing on his own varied experience as an economist, financial adviser, and successful investor, Malkiel shows why an individual who buys over time and holds a low-cost, internationally diversified index of securities is still likely to exceed the performance of portfolios carefully picked by professionals using sophisticated analytical techniques. In this newest edition, Malkiel has added material on exchange-traded funds, investment opportunities in emerging markets, and the pitfalls and prospects of the latest investing trend, "smart beta." The book's classic life-cycle guide to investing, tailoring strategies to investors of any age, will help you plan confidently for the future. You'll learn how to analyze the potential returns not only for basic stocks and bonds but for the full range of investment opportunities -- from money-market accounts and real estate investment trusts to insurance, home ownership, and tangible assets like gold and collectibles.
Feldberg HG4521 .M284 2015

The immune aspects of hypofractionated radiotherapy
Grangard, Gabriella
Feldberg Thesis Honors 2016

Characterization and optimization of carbon mamp[artoc;e-UHMWPE composites manufactured by equal channel angular processing
Chun, Hayden
Feldberg Thesis Honors 2016

Energy for a sea ice hut in the high arctic
Beitler, Elinore
Rauner D.C. History Honors 2016

Green processes for nanotechnology : from inorganic to bioinspired nanomaterials
Vladimir A. Basiuk, Elena V. Basiuk, editors
Cham : Springer, [2015]
Sustainable and very-low-temperature wet-chemistry routes for the synthesis of crystalline inorganic nanostructures -- Green techniques for biomedical metallic materials with nanotechnology -- Recent development of metal nanoparticles catalysts and their use for efficient hydrogenation of biomass-derived levulinic acid -- Green synthesis of metallic and metal oxide nanoparticles and their antibacterial activities -- Green synthesis: properties and potential applications in nanomaterials and biomass nanocomposites -- Solvent-free functionalization of carbon nanomaterials -- Green chemical and biological synthesis of nanoparticles and their biomedical applications -- Nanoparticle synthesis by biogenic approach -- Green synthesis of metal nanoparticles by plants: current trends and challenges -- Biomimetic soft polymer nanomaterials for efficient chemical processes -- Nanoarchitectonics prepared by MAPLE for biomedical applications -- Safer nanoformulation for the next decade -- Time-domain ab initio modeling of charge and exciton dynamics in nanomaterials -- Life cycle assessment of nanomaterials -- The economic contributions of nanotechnology to green and sustainable growth.

This book provides the state-of-the-art survey of green techniques in preparation of different classes of nanomaterials, with an emphasis on the use of renewable sources. Key topics covered include fabrication of nanomaterials using green techniques as well as their properties and applications, the use of renewable sources to obtain nanomaterials of different classes, from simple metal and metal oxide nanoparticles to complex bioinspired nanomaterials, economic contributions of nanotechnology to green and sustainable growth, and more. This is an ideal book for students, lecturers, researchers and engineers dealing with versatile (mainly chemical, biological, and medical) aspects of nanotechnology, including fabrication of nanomaterials using green techniques and their properties and applications. This book also: Maximizes reader insights into the design and fabrication of bioinspired nanomaterials and the design of complex bio-nanohybrids; Covers many different applications for nanomaterials, bioinspired nanomaterials, and complex bio-nanohybrids, with an emphasis on biomedical applications; Broadens readers' understanding of environmentally-friendly techniques for the synthesis of nanomaterials.
Feldberg TA418.9.N35 G74 2015

Resilience engineering : models and analysis
Attoh-Okine, Nii O
New York : Cambridge University Press, 2016
1. Introduction -- 2. Infrastructure systems -- 3. Disruptions -- 4. Graph and networks -- 5. Big data and resilience engineering -- 6. Graphical models -- 7. Belief functions -- 8. Tensors applications -- 9. Resilience index -- Selected examples -- 10. Epilogue.

"Resilience Engineering: Models and Analysis was written for readers who have backgrounds in probability. It is suitable for practicing engineers, analysts, and researchers. The text presents a general examination of resilience analyses as applied to infrastructure and energy systems at a 'system of systems' level. The book offers a balanced mix of background, theory, and applications tailored for practitioners, along with examples to illustrate key computational algorithms, end-of-chapter exercises and references, and case studies"--
Feldberg TA169 .A88 2016

Electrodermal activity
Boucsein, Wolfram
New York : Springer, ©2012
Electrodermal activity is one of the most frequently used psychophysiological evaluations in psychology research. Based on the 1992 edition of this work Electrodermal Activity covers advances in the field since the first publication in 1992. The current volume includes updated information on brain imaging techniques such as PET and fMRI, which provide further insight into the brain mechanisms underlying EDA. In addition, this volume is able to describe more reliably hypotheses that have been successfully tested since the first publication.
Feldberg QP372.9 .B68 2012

Data mining in a large-scale aviation system : predicting the responses of airlines to slot controls
Sun, Yi
Feldberg Thesis Honors 2016

Improving the immune response towards the HIV envelope variable loops through protein peeling
Suarez, Julio A
Feldberg Thesis Honors 2016

Principles of composite material mechanics
Gibson, Ronald F
Boca Raton, FL CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group, [2016]
Feldberg TA418.9.C6 G53 2016

Oxidation pathways of UHMWPE : a comprehensive explanation of joint arthroplasty degradation
Nagaraj, Nivedita
Feldberg Thesis Honors 2016

Volatile molecules for the diagnosis of bacterial urinary tract infections using GCxGC-TOFMS
Morra, Rocco P. Jr
Feldberg Thesis Honors 2016

Concentration dependent evolution of microstructures in SnOx and interactions with 2D photonic materials
Kavookkjian, Dylan V
Feldberg Thesis Honors 2016

Surgical device design in the context of bowel resections
Kalra, Juhi
Rauner D.C. History Honors 2016

A task framework for assessing interface design impacts on problem solving
Jones, Curtis
"Task structures serve a crucial role in computer interface design and usability analysis where the structure assists in modeling users in order to design an interface that minimizes error and maximizes performance. However, a gap exists within computer interface usability and task analysis whereby usability methods and task models do not fully account for the cognitive attributes of interfaces, tasks, and their users. More specifically, these structures do not consider the overall problem-solving efforts involved in both use of the interface or solving the problem, resulting in a large variance in human performance. In addition, some structures do not address tasks where a user can accomplish the goal using any number of possible solutions but instead focus on experiments where there is only a single solution. We propose a simple high-resolution task framework that supports cognitive attributes of both users and tasks. This framework can represent objective tasks alongside abstract methods for achieving a solution to a problem-solving task, and represent a family of possible solutions. This enables usability analysts, often developers, to quickly inspect task trees for possible usability problems while supporting a high fidelity of expression. Using our framework, we designed and implemented a user study employing matchsticks arranged as Roman numerals to determine the impact of cognitive load and interactive elements on user performance while validating our framework assumptions. The results of the study correspond to our theoretical framework analyses and build upon the understanding of user performance in the presence of increased element interactivity. We show that not only is performance linked to increased element interactivity, but also the way in which that interaction takes place. We show how the presence of a simple strategy can significantly increase performance even in the presence of high element interactivity and expected cognitive load. This thesis builds upon the current body of work in task analysis and usability methods by (1) providing a concrete and formal task framework grounded in cognitive research and (2) showing that strategies within a usability study must be controlled for to properly address user performance."
Rauner D.C. Hist Thesis Masters 2016

A roadmap to green supply chains : using supply chain archaeology and big data analytics
Lyons, Kevin L
South Norwalk, Connecticut : Industrial Press, Inc., c2015
Greening the supply chain -- Preparing the green supply chain organization -- The manufacturing process -- Big data analytics : Big fast data and climate change solutions and adaptations -- Green supply chain strategies for corporations -- Bringing the green supply chain to the urban environment -- How climate change and supply chains impact consumers - related projects.

This guide reveals the relationship between supply chains and sustainability. It provides a guide for supply chain professionals, as well as corporate executives, institutional leaders, and government officials, on how to direct their purchasing power so that they source products that not only fill the needs of their organization but also contribute to the health of the planet.--COVER.
Feldberg HD38.5 .L97 2015

Electrostatic kinetic energy harvesting
Basset, Philippe, 1972-
Hoboken, NJ John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2016
Machine generated contents note: ch. 1 Introduction to Electrostatic Kinetic Energy Harvesting -- ch. 2 Capacitive Transducers -- 2.1.Presentation of capacitive transducers -- 2.2.Electrical operation of a variable capacitor -- 2.3.Energy and force in capacitive transducers -- 2.3.1.Energy of a capacitor -- 2.3.2.Force of the capacitor -- 2.3.3.Capacitive transducers biased by an electret layer -- 2.4.Energy conversion with a capacitive transducer -- 2.5.Optimization of the operation of a capacitive transducer -- 2.6.Electromechanical coupling -- 2.7.Conclusions -- 2.8.Appendix: proof of formula [2.32] for the energy converted in a cycle -- ch. 3 Mechanical Aspects of Kinetic Energy Harvesters: Linear Resonators -- 3.1.Overview of mechanical forces and the resonator model -- 3.1.1.Linear resonator as the main model of the mechanical part -- 3.1.2.The nature and effect of the transducer force -- 3.1.3.Remarks on mechanical forces -- 3.2.Interaction of the harvester with the environment -- 3.2.1.Power balance of KEHs -- 3.2.2.Efficiency of KEHs -- 3.3.Natural dynamics of the linear resonator -- 3.3.1.Behavior of the resonator with no input -- 3.3.2.Energy relation for the resonator with no input -- 3.3.3.Forced oscillator and linear resonance -- 3.3.4.Periodic external vibrations -- 3.3.5.Energy relation for a forced resonator -- 3.4.The mechanical impedance -- 3.5.Concluding remarks -- ch. 4 Mechanical Aspects of Kinetic Energy Harvesters: Nonlinear Resonators -- 4.1.Nonlinear resonators with mechanically induced nonlinearities -- 4.1.1.Equation of the nonlinear resonator -- 4.1.2.Free oscillations of nonlinear resonator: qualitative description using potential wells -- 4.1.3.Free oscillations of nonlinear resonator: semi-analytical approach -- 4.1.4.Forced nonlinear resonator and nonlinear resonance -- 4.2.Review of other nonlinearities affecting the dynamics of the resonator: impact, velocity and frequency amplification and electrical softening -- 4.3.Concluding remarks: effectiveness of linear and nonlinear resonators -- ch. 5 Fundamental Effects of Nonlinearity -- 5.1.Fundamental nonlinear effects: anisochronous and anharmonic oscillations -- 5.2.Semi-analytical techniques for nonlinear resonators -- 5.2.1.Normalized form of nonlinear resonators -- 5.2.2.Anharmonic oscillations demonstrated by straightforward expansion -- 5.2.3.Anisochronous oscillations demonstrated by the LPM -- 5.2.4.Multiple scales method -- 5.2.5.Nonlinearity of a general form -- 5.3.Concluding remarks -- ch. 6 Nonlinear Resonance and its Application to Electrostatic Kinetic Energy Harvesters -- 6.1.Forced nonlinear resonator and nonlinear resonance -- 6.1.1.Analysis of forced oscillations using the multiple scales method -- 6.1.2.Forced oscillations with a general form of nonlinear force -- 6.2.Electromechanical analysis of an electrostatic kinetic energy harvester -- 6.2.1.Statement of the problem -- 6.2.2.Mathematical model of the constant charge circuit -- 6.2.3.Steady-state nonlinear oscillations -- 6.2.4.Dynamical effects and bifurcation behavior -- 6.2.5.Other conditioning circuits -- 6.3.Concluding remarks -- ch. 7 MEMS Device Engineering for e-KEH -- 7.1.Silicon-based MEMS fabrication technologies -- 7.1.1.Examples of bulk processes -- 7.1.2.Thin-film technology with sacrificial layer -- 7.2.Typical designs for the electrostatic transducer -- 7.2.1.Capacitive transducers with gap-closing electrode variation -- 7.2.2.Strategies on the stopper's location in gap-closing e-KEH -- 7.2.3.Capacitive transducers with overlapping electrode motion -- 7.3.e-KEHs with an electret layer -- ch. 8 Basic Conditioning Circuits for Capacitive Kinetic Energy Harvesters -- 8.1.Introduction -- 8.2.Overview of conditioning circuit for capacitive kinetic energy harvesting -- 8.3.Continuous conditioning circuit: generalities -- 8.3.1.Qualitative discussion on operation of the circuit -- 8.3.2.Analytical model in the electrical domain -- 8.4.Practical study of continuous conditioning circuits -- 8.4.1.Gap-closing transducer -- 8.4.2.Area overlap transducer -- 8.4.3.Simple conditioning circuit with diode rectifiers -- 8.5.Shortcomings of the elementary conditioning circuits: auto-increasing of the biasing -- 8.5.1.Appendix: listing of the Eldo netlist used to obtain the presented plots -- ch. 9 Circuits Implementing Triangular QV Cycles -- 9.1.Energy transfer in capacitive circuits -- 9.1.1.Energy exchange between two fixed capacitors -- 9.1.2.Case of a voltage source charging a capacitor -- 9.1.3.Inductive DC-DC converters -- 9.1.4.Use of a variable capacitor -- 9.2.Conditioning circuits implementing triangular QV cycles -- 9.2.1.Constant-voltage conditioning circuit -- 9.2.2.Constant-charge conditioning circuits -- 9.2.3.Analysis of the circuit implementing a constant-charge QV cycle -- 9.2.4.Practical implementation -- 9.3.Circuits implementing triangular QV cycles: conclusion -- ch. 10 Circuits Implementing Rectangular QV Cycles, Part I -- 10.1.Study of the rectangular QV cycle -- 10.2.Practical implementation of the charge pump -- 10.2.1.Evolution of the harvested energy -- 10.3.Shortcomings of the single charge pump and required improvements -- 10.3.1.Need for a flyback -- 10.3.2.Auto-increasing of the internal energy -- 10.4.Architectures of the charge pump with flyback -- 10.4.1.Resistive flyback -- 10.4.2.Inductive flyback -- 10.5.Conditioning circuits based on the Bennet's doubler -- 10.5.1.Introduction of the principle -- 10.5.2.Analysis of the Bennet's doubler conditioning circuit -- 10.5.3.Simulation of a Bennet's doubler -- ch. 11 Circuits Implementing Rectangular QV Cycles, Part II -- 11.1.Analysis of the half-wave rectifier with a transducer biased by an electret -- 11.2.Analysis of the full-wave diode rectifier with transducer biased by an electret -- 11.3.Dynamic behavior and electromechanical coupling of rectangular QV cycle conditioning circuits -- 11.4.Practical use of conditioning circuits with rectangular QV cycle -- 11.5.Conclusion on conditioning circuits for e-KEHs.
Feldberg TK2897 .B37 2016

Smart sensors and systems
Youn-Long Lin, Chong-Min Kyung, Hiroto Yasuura, Yongpan Liu, editors
Cham : Springer, [2015]
Feldberg TK7871.676 .S43 2015

Structure optimization through grain selection in immersion freeze casting
Ortiz, Christian M
"Highly porous materials with architectures that can be custom-designed for each application offer solutions to challenges posed by inadequacies in today's technologies, such as an increasing demand for energy and the need for alternatives to fossil fuels, the growing population and its need for potable water, and increasing needs for biomaterials and medical devices that improve quality of life.A very promising technology for the manufacture of these highly porous materials is called freeze casting, a process that uses phase separation and controlled ice crystal growth to create, during solidification, well-defined pore sizes and networks in aqueous solutions and slurries. However, current freeze casting systems still lack in precision when it comes to ice nucleation and growth control to reproducibly achieve a particular material architecture. To achieve improved control and material structures, this research presented here focused on the design of a freeze casting system for the manufacture of materials with a monodomain texture. The chosen approach is immersion freeze casting which, instead of the more common cold finger, uses the controlled vertical motion of the sample into a freezing chamber to control ice nucleation and crystal growth conditions. Both experimental and computer models were employed in an iterative design of the equipment and process optimization that included different means of cooling, sample geometries, immersion speeds, and resulting freezing conditions. A great advantage of this freeze caster design is that, in addition to improved processing control, it also allows to use grain selection for the manufacture of a monodomain texture. After careful experimental analysis and the testing of the fundamental grain selection concepts in 2D, two critical parameters that control ice crystal growth dynamics were identified and tested also in 3D: the incident angle between ice crystal and mold wall, and a length-width ratio to isolate individual crystals. Applying the knowledge gained, an immersion freeze-casting prototype and a suitable grain selector were developed and tested successfully. Freeze-cast alginate scaffolds show that a monodomain texture can be created with a high degree of reproducibility."
Rauner D.C. Hist Thesis Masters 2016

System dynamics and control with bond graph modeling
Kypuros, Javier A
Boca Raton : Taylor & Francis, 2013
1 Introduction to System Dynamics -- 2 Basic Bond Graph Elements -- 3 Bond Graph Synthesis and Equation Derivation -- 4 The State space and numerical simulation -- 5 Laplace Transforms -- 6 Impedance Bond Graphs -- 7 Time Domain Analysis -- 8 Frequency Domain Analysis -- 9 Classical Control Systems -- 10 Modern Control Systems.
Feldberg TJ213 .K97 2013

Online implementation of electrochemical impedance spectroscopy for electric vehicle battery management systems
Din, Eric
"Electrochemical energy storage is critical for a range of applications spanning electrified transportation and grid energy storage. Lithium-based chemistries have been favored for their high energy and power-densities but require precise management to prevent premature degradation and catastrophic failure. Despite battery chemistry improvements and increasingly tight manufacturing tolerances, there remains significant concern about failure of a battery after it leaves the factory and enters the field. This work aims to improve large-scale battery management systems by facilitating the online implementation of electro-chemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS). Instead of traditional linear amplifiers that source and sink power to perturb a single cell, this work implements power electronics to redistribute energy already present in the battery pack to simultaneously perturb every cell in the battery pack. A proof-of-concept switched-inductor ladder converter implemented in discrete components performed EIS on two Panasonic 18650 li-ion cells. In comparison to a commercially available galvanostat, the proof-of-concept demonstrated a maximum of 3% magnitude and 0.5 degree phase discrepancies. Additional work explores two distinct power converter topologies to develop a more cost-effective and scalable solution. An integrated resonant switched-capacitor ladder converter was developed as a miniaturization of the proof-of-concept, implemented in 180 nm CMOS occupying 10 mm² of die area. Finally, a bidirectional isolated converter prototype was developed as a modular and scalable solution to implement EIS on up to six larger-capacity cells in series to demonstrate the ability to perform online EIS for electric vehicle-sized batteries. A hardware prototype performed EIS on five series-connected EIG C020 20 Ah cells. "
Rauner D.C. Hist Thesis Masters 2016

Analytical methods for heat transfer and fluid flow problems
Weigand, Bernhard, 1962-
Heidelberg : Springer, [2015]
Linear partial differential equations -- Heat transfer in pipe and channel flows (parabolic problems) -- Analytical solutions for Sturm-Liouville systems with large eigenvalues -- Heat transfer in duct flows for small peclet numbers (elliptic problems) -- Nonlinear partial differential equations -- Fully developed velocity profile for turbulent duct flows -- Fully developed velocity profile in an axially rotating pipe -- Numerical solution method for eigenvalue problems -- Detailed derivation of certain properties of the method for solving the extended Graetz problems -- Short solutions of the chapter problems.
Feldberg TJ265 .W36 2015

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