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Mine avoidance and localization for underwater vehicles using continuous curvature path generation and non-linear tracking control
(Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School, 1993-09)
Many underwater vehicles have been designed to follow a straight path using linear approximations about that path. Tracking a dynamic path of arbitrary but continuous curvature may often be desired. This will require a ...
Theoretical study of laminar film condensation on horizontal elliptical tubes under conditions of free and forced convection
(Monterey, California: Naval Postgraduate School, 1993-03)
Analytical studies have been made of laminar film condensation on a horizontal elliptical cylinder in a pure saturated vapor under conditions of free and forced convection. Estimation of interfacial shear stress was made ...
Autopilot design for autonomous underwater vehicles based on sliding mode control
(Monterey, California: Naval Postgraduate School, 1990-06)
An autopilot is designed using Sliding Mode Control Theory that can control the speed and heading of a full six degree of freedom, nonlinear model that allows speed and heading to be treated as separate systems. Once control ...
The response and failure mechanisms of circular metal and composite plates subjected to underwater shock loading
(Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School, 1990-03)
The response and failure mechanism of circular aluminum and S-2 glass fiber/po lyester resin matrix composi te panels in response to underwater shock loading were investigated. The response of the aluminum panels was ...
2-dimensional axisymmetric and 3-dimensional finite element stress analysis of the LHA-1 class superheater header/
(Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School, 1988-03)
ADINA, a finite element program for automatic dynamic incremental nonlinear analysis, is used to conduct a stress analysis of the Tarawa class (LHA-1) superheater header. This investigation is sponsored by the Naval Sea ...
Thermal analysis and design of air cooled electronic circuit boards using a desktop computer.
(Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School, 1980-06)
A thermal design procedure for air cooled electronic circuit boards has been developed for the Hewlett-Packard Model 9845 desktop computer. The system of interactive programs, called THERMELEX, performs thermal analysis ...
A computer simulation of a naval boiler
(Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School, 1978-09)
A non-linear computer model of a U.S. Navy D-type boiler was developed using lumped parameters. the program was coded in IBM CSMP-III simulation language. A companion routine was also coded to permit the user to implement ...
Stress analysis of ceramic gas turbine blades by the finite element method. Part I.
The search for more efficient gas turbine engines has led to the proposal for the replacement of metal high temperature components with ceramic components . Essential to this effort is the numerical analysis of proposed ...
Stress concentration factors for circular notches
(Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School, 1974-06)
Existing finite element programs PLISOP and PLIMEG are modified and adapted to the successful determination of stress concentration factors for thin elastic bars containing V-shaped round bottom notches and subjected ...
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