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An rp-adaptivity scheme for the finite element analysis of linear elliptic problems
A finite element analysis methodology employing rp-adaptivity is developed. The p-refinement phase is facilitated through the addition and deletion of general serendipity element edge nodes. The r-refinement phase is based ...
Experiments in acoustic levitation: Surface tension and viscosity of deformed droplets
Acoustic levitation permits the observation of individual oscillating liquid droplets. Droplet shape oscillation data lead to thermophysical property measurements without the contaminating effects of a solid container. For ...
Study of the condensation of metal vapor in a converging nozzle
The nucleation and growth of zinc vapor in converging nozzles are modeled. The temperature, pressure, velocity and growth distributions along the nozzle are calculated. The size distributions of the exiting particles are ...
Genetic algorithm tuning of a fuzzy logic controller for a dynamic system
This thesis describes the use of the genetic algorithm to facilitate the design process of a fuzzy logic based controller. The basic mechanics of both the fuzzy logic control system and the genetic algorithm are presented ...