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    Viswanathan, Kavin
    An abrasive blast booth for helicopters has to be designed on an existing plan in a larger size to fit CH-47 and Black Hawk models with a full recovery media floor that must be designed to withstand the load of helicopters.
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    Bhamidipati, Usha Kiranmayee
    The major challenge that our planet is facing today is the anthropogenic driven climate changes and its link to our global society’s present and future energy needs. Renewable energy sources are now widely regarded as an important energy source. This . . .
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    Solari, Bryan
    There has always been a cool factor when a remote controlled camera rig takes to the sky. About five years ago, when the boom of smart phones hit, the electronics world became flooded with miniature accelerometers and gyros. A flux of younger RC pilot . . .
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    Nyalakonda, Vamshi Vayunandan Reddy
    While getting old many people face a lot of health problems in their lives. Mostly the problems faced by them are physical problems. One of the main physical problems faced by them is a Tremor Disease. A Tremor is a type of shaking movement of one or . . .
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    Verma, Sandeep
    Energy is one of the essential needs of a functional society. The resources that supply energy are essential to human survival. The intense exploitation of these resources has enabled the development of highly technological societies in the world weal . . .
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    Feng, Huayi
    Nowadays the fuel economy has become more and more important to both manufacturers and individual users. The main approach to achieve better fuel economy is to lower the vehicle and improve the aerodynamic performance. Lower vehicle’s mass is to reduc . . .
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    Sharma, Deepak
    The hydrostatic test is performed on a computer model of a heat exchanger to see if there is any leakage in the heat exchanger. This test is performed on different parts separately based on the calculations specified in the book of ASME SEC VIII DIV-1 . . .
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    Nandam, Sudhakar
    Tier 4 Emission control versus conventional engine design is what every design engineer’s challenge to be dealt with. To design an engine to current market standards and requirements has become very intricate. In order to make such an explicit design . . .
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    Pineda, Gabriel
    When designing mobile equipment, workers safety is a paramount concern for Engineers at Caltrans Division of Equipment. A hazardous condition occurred to a crane mounted maintenance truck when it attempted to lift a load, lost stability and nearly ove . . .
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    Mothe, Sravan Kumar Reddy
    In recent times computer recognition has become most powerful tool for many robotic applications. Applications like inspection, surveillance, industrial automation and gaming needs 3D positional data in order to interact with external environment and . . .
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    Kontham, Parashu Ram Reddy
    People with disability have to face a lot of problems in their day-to-day life due to the flexibility issues. One such issue is using the shopping cart in the grocery stores. Using shopping cart becomes very difficult, as they have to control the move . . .
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    Rios, Jose Cruz
    There are many advantages to microalgae when used in biofuel production. Compared to current food or energy crops, micro-algal growth for biodiesel production does not need to compete for arable land. While algae may theoretically be capable of produc . . .
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    McClain, Kevin
    The project discussed herein is to develop the hardware and software necessary to identify the detonation frequency of a BMW S14 internal combustion engine. This test engine is considered to be vibration intensive and difficult to distinguish the diff . . .
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    Chada, Vamshikrishna Reddy
    In recent years the development of more and more products has become a remarkable trend in the automotive industry.The consumer demand for great variety and increasing environmental concerns are forcing manufacturers to improve product development eff . . .
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    Shah, Nishithkumar Manojkumar
    Design and analysis of multi body system is a challenging task that requires the knowledge of machine design, computer aided design (CAD), finite element analysis and structural dynamics. Wheel loader vehicle is a type of earth moving machine which fa . . .
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    Courter, Aaron James
    Across California, there is a water shortage and a conservation effort of water resources. For many states in the U.S., particularly western states, Conservation is a frequent focus. Cities and homeowners have a vested interest to conserve their limit . . .
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    Muktevi, Sri Srinivasa
    Aluminum injection molds, primarily used in the past for prototypes are being investigated for use as production molds with the advent of a new generation of aluminum materials specifically tailored for this application. This project investigates the . . .
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    Rodriguez, Victor
    Currently, the Biology Department at California State University, Sacramento is involved with the manufacturing of Water Pasteurization Indicators (WAPIs). These indicators are use to aid developing countries with their water cleaning process. The cur . . .
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    Perron, Joshua Paul
    Many people enjoy outdoor activities, such as riding dirt bikes or all terrain vehicles, camping, and hunting. Sometimes these excursions occur over several days, and it is not always very easy to keep clean. Although water may be available, such as a . . .
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    Patton, James C.
    Defect monitoring is a necessity in the semiconductor manufacturing industry. It is a process characterized by the regular inspection of its product during the significant portions of assembly. Defect monitoring is accomplished using automated inspect . . .
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    Leija, Manuel A.
    This project investigates the use to solar energy to heat Anheuser Busch’s storage facility in Fairfield, California, specifically using solar (Trombe) wall and an evacuated tube collector design considerations. This warehouse is currently using 25 st . . .
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    Perron, Joshua Paul
    Many people enjoy outdoor activities, such as riding dirt bikes or all terrain vehicles, camping, and hunting. Sometimes these excursions occur over several days, and it is not always very easy to keep clean. Although water may be available, such as a . . .
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    Cheung, Yuk L.
    This paper presents an analytical review on the SMUD’s combined cycle power plant modification project (in Rancho Seco, CA) with solar energy utilization to supplement the steam turbine power generation process. During summer, the change in ambient te . . .
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    Parks, Jason Thomas
    Training to ride a bicycle in a race requires a rider to maintain different cadences for the give situation. One situation where most riders try to maintain a cadence is hill climbing. In order to train for hill climbing a rider needs to have hills to . . .
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    Naritomi, Kosuke
    There are a large number of people who are suffering for tremor and undergoing various kinds of inconveniences to perform daily tasks. In this project, we focused on the writing task of tremor patients and developed three prototype pens for the patien . . .
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    Kallem, Rajashekar Reddy
    Depending upon the size every structure or product which is designed for applying some loads using various parameters like lengths, widths area etc.. Need to be tested for reliability ,maximum performance and its capacity to sustain loads. For finding . . .
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    Bilimoria, Vimalkumar B.
    The pressure drops used in heat exchange of shell and tube type, the situations are particular and put ahead of the design exercise. In such situations, it is very desirable to make full use of the acceptable pressure drops in order to minimize the si . . .
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    Abi Abdallah, Maroun B.
    Increased concern about environmental sustainability and air quality management has driven research into novel technologies of generating electrical power. We conducted a number of runs and studies on a modular biomass conversion system to evaluate te . . .
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    Bell, Michael Marcos
    Business leaders from a variety of advanced manufacturing and design industries have expressed a growing concern about the increasing skills gap in their new hires and existing workforce. This thesis provides an overview of the existing academic progr . . .
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    Dunlap, Stewart
    Solid state hard drives are rapidly replacing spinning disk hard drives in the electronics industry, because of their reliability, and speed. Solid state hard drives primarily consist of NAND flash Memory, DRAM memory, capacitors, inductors, voltage r . . .
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    Hahn, William
    Nanostructured aluminum alloys are advantageous for their high strength properties and low density due to the presence of not only multiple material components, but also the presence of nanocrystalline grains that increase strength through grain bound . . .
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    Alvarado Nava, Mariana
    The police crash investigation department requires an engineering study of a vehicle crash before presenting a case to the judicial system. Vehicle crash reconstruction simulations establish new scientific basis for the judiciary system. Computer mode . . .
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    Sadaf, NoorulAyain
    The manufacturing industry has over three hundred different manufacturing processes; each process has its own importance and application. Sacramento County has more than seventy large-scale manufacturing companies and small-scale machine shops. By sea . . .
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    Swanick, Devin
    The duck curve is a power demand curve that is named for its shape, and represents the demand on utility power generation. Recently, the peaks and valleys of the duck curve have been diverging. As more solar power is generated, mid-day supply becomes . . .
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    Sumner, Scott Edward
    The triboelectric effect is a phenomenon whereby certain materials acquire an electrical charge after coming into contact with one another. Currently, there are no published methods for the separation of paper from a mixture of paper and high-density . . .
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    Mehraban Teymouri, Ramtin
    This thesis analyzed the design, implementation and manufacturing of a low-cost soil sample collector robot. The robot utilized dynamic mechanical parts, controlling microprocessor boards, 3D printed collecting arm, DC motors, a servomotor, batteries . . .
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    Sahragard-Monfared, Gianmarco
    NASA is currently preparing the Multipurpose Crew Vehicle Orion for a manned flight scheduled for 2023. In these preparations, the parachute system used by the Crew Exploration Vehicle (CEV) is being reviewed to ensure a safe landing of the crew and v . . .
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    Stephenson, Ian
    Reduction of drag has been an important topic recently to improve efficiency. However, most of the research on it has been at high speeds in the aerospace and automotive industries. This study focuses on the reduction of low speed drag with the idea o . . .
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    Lim, Ki Tack
    A local plastic injection molding company is producing a large quantity of different plastic products daily. The company operators and engineer are required to remove a plastic runner, manually, from some of these plastic products. These were produced . . .
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    Palmer, Stephanie Briann
    This thesis is a study of how stiff or soft outer shells interact with soft or hard energy absorbent liners in order to protect human lives in the event of a crash. Finite Element Analysis (FEA) is utilized to see how the layers of a helmet interact a . . .
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    Bosch, Thomas Georg
    The Manufacturers’ Pallet Loading Problem has been studied with computer-based solutions for over 3 decades. This problem is the study of how to fit the optimal number of identical boxes on to a pallet for manufacturing purposes. In that time a great . . .
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    Fernandez, Steven E.
    The objective of this thesis was to determine which RAN’s turbulent model and mesh inflation settings produce results within a determined 5% experimental accuracy while allowing for at least 30 design iterations per week, with respect to a conjugate h . . .
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    Daneshvar, Negar
    When the sun shines on solar panels, it gives out energy that can be converted to electricity. Solar panels are a combination of solar cells which are made of silicon. Silicon has the ability to use photovoltaic effect and produce electricity. However . . .
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    Ouahmane, Lmander Mokhtar
    The thesis project focuses on the development of a water sampling container that would be attached to a drone and remotely controlled to enable water samples to be taken from remote or unsafe areas that scientists could not access. This study is aimed . . .
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    Fraga, Daniel James
    The use of electrostatic forces for millimeter-scaled linear actuation is explored through simulated application. Typically used in MEMs, the increased scaling in size of electrostatic devices leads to diminishing accelerations for actuation, as the s . . .
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    Ramos, Nestor
    As the world population continues to increase and countries modernize, the volume of available natural sources decreases as a result. Therefore, seeking for renewable resources in our era is inevitable. Until complete energy sustainability is reached, . . .
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    Ramirez, Manuel A.
    Fuel options are a viable energy sector that can promote economic independence from imported resources. Biodiesel is one such fuel source that presents itself as an efficient and independently sustainable option. Thus, it is valuable to characterize b . . .
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    Mohammed, Khaja Muneer Ahmed
    Welding is the process of creating a high-strength joint between two workpieces. Welding makes use of a number of techniques or processes, including melting base metal and loading it with filler material, using electron beams, utilizing lasers etc. On . . .
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    Molina, Jonathan
    Control systems are ubiquitous in the contemporary society. Principles of process control are observed in everyday functions such as cruise control in automobiles.. One challenge many of these systems encounter, is efficient controller design for comp . . .
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    Ndlovu, Marshall
    Solar-based water pasteurization method is used in most developing countries as means of securing safe drinking water. Water reaching the boiling point is usually an indicator that it has been pasteurized; however water is fully pasteurized at a tempe . . .