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    • Modeling the chemical, diffusional, and thermal processes of a microreactor 

      Silva, James Emanuel (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2012)
      This thesis seeks to create a high fidelity model of the multiphysics present in a typical microreactor using propane combustion as a fuel source. The system is fully described by energy, momentum, and mass equations, all ...
    • Modeling the solar thermal receiver for the CSPonD Project 

      Rees, Jennifer A. (Jennifer Anne) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2011)
      The objective was to create an accurate steady state thermal model of a molten salt receiver prototype with a horizontal divider plate in the molten salt for Concentrated Solar Power on Demand (CSPonD). The purpose of the ...
    • Modelling, design, and control of a spherical rolling robot 

      Stuart, Anthony D.,S.B.Massachusetts Institute of Technology. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2019)
      Spherical rolling robots offer a number of advantages over traditional wheeled robots. Their geometry allows for increased mobility and the inability to tip over, while their enclosed design provides protection for the ...
    • Models for the development of precision machine tools 

      Mintz, David J (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1993)
    • Models of entrainment of human walking 

      Rigobon, Daniel E (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2018)
      Stable human locomotion may be described as a non-linear limit cycle oscillator. This claim has been supported through the observation of dynamic entrainment and phase-locking to external mechanical perturbations applied ...
    • Models to predict dynamic response of motorcycles with a outrigger & trailer 

      Harris, Jimmie D., V (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2017)
      It is of interest, especially in the developing world, to explore the feasibility of using motorcycles in applications beyond personal transport. In particular, adding an outrigger wheel to a motorcycle may increase its ...
    • Modified effective crack-length formulations in elastic-plastic fracture mechanics 

      Hauf, Dagmar E. (Dagmar Elisabeth) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1992)
    • Modified Maxwell Model for hysteresis compensation of piezoelectric stack actuators 

      Xie, Xiaoyue, S.B. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2015)
      This thesis presents new observations of the hysteresis behavior of piezoelectric stack actuators and proposes an Input-Range Dependent Maxwell Model for more accurate hysteresis compensation. Experimental studies show ...
    • Modifying the MIT Sensorimotor Control Lab model of human balance and gait control for the addition of running 

      Cappo, Ellen (Ellen Angeline) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2007)
      This research continues the work begun by Sungho Jo and Steve G. Massaquoi on modeling human walking and upright balance. The model of human neurological control of balance and gait generation put forward by Jo and Massaquoi ...
    • Modular auger design to prevent clogging in suction 

      Leathrum, Travis. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2019)
      A mechanical design was conducted for a modular auger system that reduces the risk of clogging in suction piping meant to process sargassum seaweed. The auger supports a slurry pump-based system being designed to address ...
    • Mold design, fabrication and tensile testing of EMBed-812, a tissue embedding epoxy resin 

      Du, Lucy W (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2014)
      Serial sectioning is a process whereby fixed tissue is embedded in a polymer to preserve structure and is then sliced into very thin sections as small as 25nm. Currently, there is a lack of understanding of this embedding ...
    • Monocular vision for collision avoidance in vehicles 

      Veldman, Kyle John (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2015)
      An experimental study facilitated by Ford Global Technologies, Inc. on the potential substitution of stereovision systems in car automation with monocular vision systems. The monocular system pairs a camera and passive ...
    • Morpho : a self-deformable modular robot inspired by cellular structure 

      Haller, Kristina M. (Kristina Marie) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2008)
      In this paper, we present a modular robot design inspired by the creation of complex structures and functions in biology via deformation. Our design is based on the Tensegrity model of cellular structure, where active ...
    • Motion tracking with computer vision 

      Clayton, Tyler (Tyler T.) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2016)
      In the Mechatronics laboratory, work is being done to develop methods for robot collision avoidance. A vital component of the project is motion detection and tracking. Currently, 3d-imaging software and hardware are employed, ...
    • Motions of a cylinder in waves 

      Maldonado-Aguirre, Georgina (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1991)
    • Mouse models of osteoarthritis and joint injury 

      Avedillo, Jose Enrique (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2012)
      Nearly 21 million Americans are affected by osteoarthritis, a complex disease characterized by degenerative lesions to the articular cartilage and subchondral bone in the joints. The complexity of the disease makes the use ...
    • Multi-link robotic endoscope with haptic feedback 

      Liang, Jiahui, S.B. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2014)
      This thesis outlines the design of a multi-link continuum robotic endoscope and the design of a single-axis haptic controller for navigation. The multi-link design presented in this thesis is modular such that the length ...
    • A Multi-modal Robot for Ground and Aerial Locomotion 

      Winston, Crystal(Crystal E.) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2019)
      This thesis describes the design and testing of a quadcopter that capable of both driving and flying. This was achieved by mounting quadcopter motors and propellers to the center of each of the robot's four wheels. The ...
    • Multi-paradigm modeling of mode I&II dynamic fracture mechanisms in single crystal silicon 

      Cohen, Alan, S. B. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2008)
      In addition to its semi-conducting properties, silicon has the ability to be manipulated with high precision at very small length- scales. This property makes it very useful in the design of Nano/Micro-Electromechanical ...
    • Multivariable cycle-to-cycle of an injection molding process 

      Vanderpuije, Curtis N (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2005)
      Cycle-to-Cycle (CtC) feedback control has been studied extensively with increasing demands on the precision and quality of manufactured parts. Single input-Single output has been studied as the basis of CtC feedback control. ...