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2015 Mechanical Engineering Capstone Papers

 
 

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  • Smith, Tyler; Hayman, Zachary; Castaneda, Eduardo; Kiani, Cameron; Gibes, Scott (2014-04-14)
    Since the first internal combustion engine was built the design has required a rotating camshaft to mechanically actuate the valve timing. The problem with actuating the valves on an engine with a camshaft is there are ...
  • Gray, Samuel; Hirschi, Chance; Tran, Anh Hoang; Vanderspek, Kyle (2015-04)
    A small scale wind turbine was designed to compete in the 2nd Collegiate Wind Competition. Detailed electrical, mechanical, materials, and aerodynamic analysis was done as part of the design process. A Spice model was ...
  • Larsen, Ryan; Sullivan, Dwayne; Perry, Liam; Aguilar, Antonio; Sarrade, Leo; Golubev, Pavlo (2015-04-17)
    Osteoporosis is a disease involving a decrease in bone mass and a resultant increased risk of bone fractures. Vertebral fractures are the most common type of fracture in patients with osteoporosis. Spinal fusion is the ...
  • Fess, Aaron; Church, Josh; Tam, Naomi; Bahadar, Mohammad; Johnsen, Kyle (2015-04-14)
    This document outlines, in detail, the design specifications of a flight structure capable of launching a vehicle in midflight. The flight structure is intended to be launched from ground level and ascend at a leisurely ...
  • Boyd, Kevin; Hanson, Erik; Kang, Chul One; Nagata, Kyle; Segundo-Villasenor, Manuel (2015-04-14)
    The Archangel's project goal is to design an aerial vehicle that can autonomously follow a moving object at a specified relative position. The design of the Archangel is a GPS guided quadcopter, four rotor aircraft. The ...