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Characterization & Analysis of the Magnetic Field of a Halbach Array and Its Utilization in Flywheel Energy Storage
The development of High Temperature Superconductors (HTS) has resulted in the production of highly efficient magnetic bearings with frictional losses several hundred times lower than losses which occur in bearings where ...
A Study of Vignetting on Images Taken with the C3 Coronagraph Aboard the SORO Satellite
I worked at the Naval Research Lab, in Washington DC, with the solar physics group. The solar physics group is responsible for conducting research using data from a number of solar satellites. My project consisted of ...
Physics Based CAVE Virtual Reality
The term Virtual Reality (VR) is used by many different people with many meanings. For the purposes of this paper, we restrict VR to computer mediated systems. Virtual Reality is a way for humans to visualize, manipulate ...
Adaptation of a Dynamic Muscle Mechanics Model to Simulate Movement in Young and Old Adults
The project I participated in involved the development of a direct-dynamics model to realistically simulate human movement. The model consisted of a multi-segmented representation of the body with Hill-type musculo-tendon ...
Study of a Non-Solar Star Flare
Violent eruptions on the surfaces of stars, flares are among the most energetic stellar phenomena. They can last anywhere from a few minutes to a few hours, and can emit radiation from long-wavelength radio waves to gamma ...
Development of More Efficient Fluid Catalytic Cracking Nozzles
Since the turn of the century, oil refining has been a critical industry worldwide. The continuing importance and depleting resources create the need for constant research and development in all areas of the process. One ...
The Effects of Sample Microstructure and Radiation Induced Defects on the Electrical Dissipation Properties of Yttrium-Barium-Copper-Oxide
This paper begins with a general introduction to some of the properties of superconductors. A discussion of the theory of high temperature superconductivity will be omitted because the scientific community is still unsure ...
Computer Simulations of Binary Alloys and Phospholipid Phase Transitions
The intent of this paper is to express the significance, methods, and results of our research on computer simulations of various physical phenomena, while concurrently providing enough background information. The paper ...
A Nuclear Window to the Past
Analytical Characterization of Coals
Faster and more efficient methods of analyzing coal are needed to enable better decision making concerning combustion conditions at facilities using coal as a primary fuel. Infrared spectroscopy and thermoqravimetry are ...