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A project methodology is proposed that is suitable for small teams working on the design of mechatronic systems. It is an alternative to a waterfall development method, which presents challenges when project uncertainty and risk are high. The method focuses on agility, iteration, feedback and...
Design and Construction of a Temperature Cell to Study the Effect of Temperature Rise on Particle-Drop ImpactDownload
An experimental device aimed at simulating interactions in a fluidization process was designed, built, and tested to allow future study of drop-particle impact at high temperatures. The design parameters were defined based on theoretical investigations. A feasibility study were developed using...
Design and Validation of a Practical Simulator for the Development of Basic Nasal Endoscopy Skills in Otolaryngology – Head and Neck SurgeryDownload
Diagnostic nasal endoscopy is the standard procedure used by Otolaryngology – Head and Neck (OHNS) surgeons in detecting and treating conditions of the nose and sinuses. Due to a reduction in time resources towards surgical residency programs, OHNS residents have less access to hands-on patient...
Design, Simulation and Evaluation of Effective Industrial Information Systems: Case of Machine Condition Monitoring and Maintenance Management Information SystemsDownload
Industrial information systems can improve the management of industrial operations by providing relevant and timely information on the status of physical assets via condition and process monitoring systems, and by enabling the effective use of data by systems and processes that restore proper...
Development and Applications of an Emissions Micro-Simulation Tool for Transportation Infrastructure DesignDownload
Transportation emissions constitute a significant portion of overall emissions inventories, and contribute to air quality health concerns. Reductions in transportation emissions can be achieved through efficient design of infrastructure, effective policy and regulation, and informed planning...
Over the past few decades, our computing environment has changed dramatically. As computing has become more prevalent in every part of daily life, so has using computers to understand the humanities become more commonplace. Digital Humanities has provided people a unique, broad perspective by...
Is What You See What You Get? Exploring the Role of Virtual Reference Icons on Academic Library WebsitesDownload
The goal of this study is to better understand academic library design, selection, and use of web icons. An additional goal is to discover some of the possible consequences of icon design decisions for student users. This research is meant to help library staff better understand the factors...
Premature corrosion of reinforcing steel is a cause of concern for steel-reinforced concrete structures, since it causes them to deteriorate before their design operational life is attained. The Use of fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP) bars in reinforced-concrete (RC) structures has been shown to...
Because of their high strength to weight ratio, stiffened steel plates are often used in light structures where plates are placed into compression. The stability of steel plates stiffened with longitudinal tee-shaped stiffeners and subjected to uniaxial compression or combined axial compression...
Old Communication – New Means: The Linguistic Study of Ukrainian Orthodox Church and Ukrainian Greek-Catholic Church WebsitesDownload
This dissertation is concerned with the communicative potential of websites. The World Wide Web is a relatively new locale for communication on which an increasing number of users rely daily in Canada and in Ukraine. However, up to the present time there has been no unified framework for the...