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31 Mar 2010

Fault tolerance in object tracking sensor network

Thesis - 5 pages - Physics

Sensor network is a system of nodes where each node is equipped with a battery which is used to supply power, a certain amount of computation, communication, a device for sensing and with some storage media. The reliability of wireless sensor networks is affected by faults that may occur due to...

31 Mar 2010

Human face detection using localized feature extraction

Thesis - 5 pages - Physics

Human face detection aims to detect the presence and subsequently the position of face or faces in an image is an important task in automated facial image analysis. Humans are able to detect and identify faces in a scene with little or no effort. Our brain analyses, performs segmentation ,...

31 Mar 2010

Integrated system for speech recognition & voice recognition using DSP and neural networks

Thesis - 3 pages - Physics

Neural Networks find great application in the field of signal processing. Here in this paper too we have proposed a simple algorithm to achieve better efficiency in speech recognition and also capable of distinguishing between male and female voices. Speech recognition is the process of...

26 Mar 2010

Methamphetamine laboratories: A challenging hazardous chemical cleanup situation

Thesis - 4 pages - Physics

For several months, Greg Sweeney operated a makeshift methamphetamine (meth) lab in the basement of his flower shop in Clendenin, West Virginia. He then used the floral delivery truck to deliver the meth and hide dumping of the hazardous wastes such as toluene that had been left over...

24 Feb 2010

Chemical communication lab

Thesis - 3 pages - Physics

Table 1 shows each chemical with their respective ?l, density, molecular weight, and Q values. The ?l is the rate of droplet length change, and the Q value is the emission rate, in molecules per cubic centimeter per second. The densities and molecular weights were given in the lab book (DeLissio,...

24 Feb 2010

Determining the heating value of a fuel

Thesis - 6 pages - Physics

We carried out this experiment in order to determine the heating value of Diesel fuel. We used a bomb calorimeter as the main apparatus along with a precision scale and a capsule filled with Diesel fuel. We performed the experiment under a pressure of 25 atmospheres. We took measures to compare...

24 Feb 2010

Bench top cooling tower

Thesis - 8 pages - Physics

The cooling tower experiment was carried out using a Bench Top Cooling tower with an orifice at the top. In this case a wet cooling tower, where the coolant comes in to direct contact with atmospheric air and undergo energy and mass transfer was taken in to consideration. The best possible values...

24 Feb 2010

Heat convection of rectangular and cylindrical fin bases

Thesis - 8 pages - Physics

The convective heat transfer lab was conducted in order to observe and analyze the heat transfer rates and various other criteria of two different geometries of heat sinks. First a rectangular fin heat sink and then a cylindrical pin fin heat sink were subject to a flow of air in a wind tunnel....

24 Feb 2010

Measurement of fluid flow characteristics through ducts

Thesis - 11 pages - Physics

This experiment which was conducted in order to closely examine fluid flow characteristics was carried out in three stages. The apparatus that were under investigation in order were, Obstruction Meters, a Rotameter and a Circular Duct. The basic underlying principle for this experiment was the...

24 Feb 2010

Temperature measurement methods using thermocouples, a thermistor and a hot plate

Thesis - 10 pages - Physics

This experiment was conducted in order to analyze temperature measurement through close observation of a K-Type and a T-Type thermocouple, a Thermistor and a hot plate. Each instrument was calibrated with respect to boiling water and Ice water in order to obtain results required. ...

24 Feb 2010

Using ethics to solve dilemmas in the world of engineering

Thesis - 3 pages - Physics

This report explores the importance of engineering ethics to arrive at reasonable conclusions to a dilemma between two vendors. This is done so by exploring answers to the three questions of whether or not the engineer of ACME should confront the other non engineering employee from ACME,...

23 Feb 2010

Biodegradability of starch

Thesis - 3 pages - Physics

This experiment looked at the biodegradability of starch based packing peanuts in an environment of soil, in order to test its potential use in compost. This experiment determined the speed of the decomposition of our subject by measuring the changes in mass over a period of time. Four starch...

18 Nov 2009

Innovative train technology: Maglev super speed system

Presentation - 25 pages - Physics

The super speed Maglev system Trans-rapid is an innovative track-bound transportation system for passengers and high-value cargo traffic at speeds between 300 to 500 km/hour. It is the first fundamental innovation in railroad technology since the construction of the first railroad. So as...

13 Nov 2009

Aristotle's four causes

Thesis - 3 pages - Physics

In Physics, Aristotle discusses the four causes, especially the final cause. The original school of thought says things in nature happen to form the way they are by chance and that they happen to be purposeful, but did not form for a purpose. Aristotle attempts to reject this original notion...

01 Oct 2009

Spectrum of consciousness: Evolution of the spectrum

Thesis - 13 pages - Physics

In this chapter, Wilber explains how the information given in the previous chapters relate to the spectrum model of consciousness. He summarizes the previous chapters and shows how they relate to the creation of the spectrum. Wilber describes the spectrum as an infinitely long...

04 Sep 2009

Comparing the burning rates of two candles and the chemical reactions involved

Thesis - 7 pages - Physics

In chemistry and many other sciences, it is very important to visualize your data. In the world today, everything is visual: television, computers, and advertising ads and pictures. Because the whole world is so visually oriented, it is imperative to construct a visual out of the data you have....

04 Sep 2009

Molar solutions

Thesis - 9 pages - Physics

Before the experimenting phase of the lab, the students must first calculate the molarity of the given solutions so that exact reacting ratio will occur between the two solutions when mixed. One reactant will be constant, as in each lab the molarity and the volume of that reactant will remain the...

14 Jul 2009

Theory of everything

Thesis - 4 pages - Physics

This is a theory that represents the ultimate goal of science. It seeks to discover what the basic components of the material world are and what equations can be used to describe their movements. In refers to the discipline of physics and it is a theory that brings together the four...

18 Jun 2009

Concrete technology

Presentation - 410 pages - Physics

The presentation is based on concrete and starts with the objectives of the presentation and moves onto a review of the composition of concrete. It then moves towards RCC structures and covers points like methods used in the designing of RCC structures, the codes used and the functions of...

11 Jun 2009

A report on activities on and around OFDM

Thesis - 5 pages - Physics

Multi-carrier communications are currently in a state of very rapid development, both in the introduction of new techniques and in its application to a wide variety of channels and services. Orthogonal Frequency-Division Multiplexing (OFDM) is a bandwidth-efficient signaling scheme for wideband...

09 Jun 2009

National conference on power electronics and power systems 2008: Simulation of transient for power transmission lines

Thesis - 6 pages - Physics

Switching operations, faults, lightning surges, and other intended or unintended disturbances cause temporary high voltages and currents in power transmission lines. The system must withstand this high voltage with a certain probability or its effects must be reduced and limited with protective...

09 Jun 2009

Study of the incompressible fluid-flow past a square cylinder in a viscous medium

Thesis - 3 pages - Physics

The present study makes an effort to find out the location of the drag, stream lines and contours of static pressure in the flow field passing through the square cylinder in incompressible viscous media. For this work, different values of Reynolds Numbers have been chosen. The distance of both...

09 Jun 2009

Experimental methods of hydrogen testing to prevent Hydrogen Assisted Cracking (HAC) during the Submerged Arc Welding (SAW) process

Thesis - 5 pages - Physics

One of the main problems associated with the welding of ferritic steels is that of hydrogen assisted cracking (HAC), popularly known as cold cracking or delayed cracking. As the name suggests, it is caused by hydrogen present in the weld metal. One of the methods to mitigate this type of cracking...

09 Jun 2009

Performance evaluation of diesel engines using blends of diehtyl ether and diesel and diethyl ether and bio diesel

Thesis - 7 pages - Physics

Producing and using renewable fuels for transportation is one approach for sustainable energy future for the world. With ever growing concerns on environmental pollution, energy security, and future oil supplies, the global community is seeking non petroleum based alternative fuels, along with...

09 Jun 2009

Analytical design of tonnage plant for the separation of high purity Nitrogen, Oxygen and Argon from atmospheric air

Thesis - 4 pages - Physics

Air is a mixture of various gases like as nitrogen, oxygen, argon, hydrogen, helium, neon, krypton, etc. These gases can be separated at cryogenics temperature by liquefying the components at different temperature & pressure. This paper presents the latest technology in bulk production of...

08 Jun 2009

Power quality issues and mitigation of voltage dips using power conditioning equipment

Thesis - 8 pages - Physics

Most of the industrial loads are mainly controlled by power semiconductor devices. These devices make such loads more sensitive against power system disturbances. Thus, the power quality problems have gained more interest recently. This paper presents a review of some of the disturbances on the...

08 Jun 2009

An overview of esoteric pollution EMI-EMC

Thesis - 5 pages - Physics

Water , air and Sound pollution is well within the human perception but esoteric pollution of frequency spectrum called Electro Magnetic Interference (EMI) has to address in today's world of computerization where the emphasize is on high band width / high speed along with...

08 Jun 2009

Improving the power factor of a circuit

Presentation - 51 pages - Physics

The power factor of a circuit implies that how efficiently power is being consumed or utilized in the circuit. The greater the power factor of a circuit, greater is the ability of the circuit to utilize apparent power. Thus if the power factor is 0.5, it means that 50% of the power is being...

04 Jun 2009

Product design and development of a 10kW Horizontal Axis Wind Turbine Blade

Thesis - 8 pages - Physics

Wind power generation techniques are being promoted all over the world as a beneficial alternative among other renewable sources (Li, Chen 71). A wind turbine is defined as a rotating machine that is used to generate power by means of converting kinetic energy to mechanical energy. Kinetic energy...

27 May 2009

Clustering of self organizing map

Dissertation - 31 pages - Physics

This project is based on the research work on the clustering of Self Organizing Map. SOM is an excellent tool, which is utilized to visualize the properties of data. The number of SOM units is larger than it is clustered in similar group. Use the SOM for clustering data without knowing the class...