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- 2Atai, Ali Asghar.
- 2Gopalakrishnan, K. N.
- 2Hay, Andrew Stuart.
- 2Peck, Bill James
- 2Ting, David Sing-Khing.
Drawing on ideas from turbulent plume theory, a novel solution is presented for buoyant convection from an isolated source in uniform and non-uniform porous media of finite extents. In the former case, the problem is divided into three flow regimes: (i) a negatively-buoyant plume, (ii)...
Quantification of Performance of Wildfire Chemicals using a Custom-Built Sensible Enthalpy Rise CalorimeterDownload
A simple and effective laboratory experiment was developed to investigate the relationship between coverage level, fuel load, and fire intensity for different vegetative fuels. The experiment consisted of a fuel bed consisting of known quantities of fuel load and applied coverage, and an...
Dynamics and Control of Multibody Cable-Driven Mechanisms with Application in Rehabilitation RoboticsDownload
With increasing demand for physical therapy in recent years, robotic systems have been proved to have great potential in improving the level of the delivered rehabilitation services both in quality and quantity and also providing huge savings in labor costs of. In this project a new cable-driven...
Superior control of multiphase micro-drops owns much of the future in microfluidic technology. Understanding the dynamics of such compound systems is the key to its large-scale applications. Interfacial interaction of a droplet at a liquid-fluid interface dictates its successful generation and...
Hot rolled steels are steel alloys manufactured through a very efficient direct rolling process following solidification above the recrystallization temperature. Hot rolled steels have a unique microstructure with relatively high contents of bainite and martensite phases continuously dispersed in...
In this study, respirable dry powders for the treatment of Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Burkholderia cepacia complex infections in cystic fibrosis patients were developed. The feasibility of spray drying aqueous solutions containing bacteriophages was investigated. Bacteriophages KS4-M, KS14 and...
Enhanced oil recovery (EOR) from naturally fractured reservoirs (NFR's) involves the injection of external agents into the fracture networks to extract the resident crude oil in the matrix. Characteristically, these agents displace the oil by diffusion (if miscible) or spontaneous imbibition (if...
Hydrogen can be produced from biomass; this hydrogen is called biohydrogen. Biohydrogen produced in Western Canada can partially contribute to meeting the demand for hydrogen needed for bitumen upgrading. Gasification and pyrolysis are two promising pathways for producing biohydrogen in a...
Slurry transport is a key material handling technology in a number of industries. In oilsands ore transport, slurry pipelining also promotes conditioning to release and aerate bitumen prior to separation. Reliability of slurry transport pipelines is a major ongoing problem for operating companies...
Characterization and Control of Cyclic Variability in a Gasoline/Natural Gas Dual-Injection Spark Ignition EngineDownload
Reducing the cyclic variability of a gasoline/natural gas dual injection spark ignition engine using minimum variance control is the subject of this thesis. Cylinder pressure is used to calculate four combustion metrics, the standard deviation of which is used as an indicator of cyclic...