The Performance of Tuned Liquid Dampers with Different Tank Geometries
<p> Tuned Liquid Dampers (TLDs) are increasingly being used to suppress the dynamic vibration of tall buildings. An equivalent mechanical model is essential for rapid analysis and design of a TLD. The most common TLD ...
Study of Optimal Deposition Conditions for an Inductively Coupled Plasma Chemical Vapour Deposition (ICP-CVD) System
<p> High-density plasma technology is becoming increasingly attractive for
the deposition of dielectric films such as silicon dioxide, silicon nitride and silicon
oxynitride. In particular, inductively coupled plasma chemical vapor...
Femtosecond Laser Micromachining of Lithium Niobate
<p> Lithium niobate is an important photonic material that has potential applications in MEMS. Unfortunately, it is difficult to process using conventional methods. This thesis is an exploratory study to determine the viability...
Effective design of stiffeners on industrial ducts
<p> Large ducts are used to carry air and flue gases to and from industrial
processes and can be subjected to a variety of loading conditions. To maintain the
structural integrity of the ducts, stiffeners ...
Effects of Nickel and Copper Particle Size on the Properties of Powder Metal Steels
<p> Powder Metallurgy (P/M) offers a very efficient method to produce high volume, high throughput steel parts. The two most important property issues affecting P/M steels are: (I) possessing high mechanical properties de...
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