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    • Java-based modeling of the actin polymerization cycle 

      Howell, Catherine, 1980- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2003)
      This thesis project combines work on two aspects· of a project entitled "A Mechanistic Model of the Actin Cycle" [ 1,2]. This project uses accumulated biochemical research to write a broad mathematical model that describes ...
    • A joule heating mechanism for high-speed fused filament fabrication 

      Daguilh, Thad. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2019)
      Extrusion-based additive manufacturing, known as fused filament fabrication (FFF), is one the most accessible methods of rapid prototyping, capable of handling a wide variety of engineering thermoplastics. Productivity ...
    • Kalman filtering of IMU sensor for robot balance control 

      Angelosanto, Gina (Gina C.) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2008)
      This study explores the use of Kalman filtering of measurements from an inertial measurement unit (IMU) to provide information on the orientation of a robot for balance control. A test bed was created to characterize the ...
    • Kinematic and vortical wake patterns of rapidly maneuvering fish and flapping foils 

      Tobias, David E (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2006)
      This project examines the choreography of high speed turns performed by Danio aequipinnatus, giant danio, with the goal of understanding the motions that allow this species to perform its highly efficient maneuvering. ...
    • Kinematic study of human ankle control during walking 

      Zimmerman, Julia C (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2009)
      In order to determine the extent to which ankle motion is voluntarily controlled during walking, angular velocity measurements at the ankle were taken in two cases. In the first case, subjects were seated and instructed ...
    • Kinetic modeling and experimentation of anaerobic digestion 

      Rea, Jonathan (Jonathan E.) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2014)
      Anaerobic digesters convert organic waste (agricultural and food waste, animal or human manure, and other organic waste), into energy (in the form of biogas or electricity). An added benefit to bio-digestion is a leftover ...
    • A knee brace design to reduce the energy consumption of walking 

      Carvey, Matthew R (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2005)
      Recent research into the mechanics of walking indicates that a quasi passive wearable device could be created which dramatically reduces the metabolic energy used in walking especially when the wearer is carrying additional ...
    • Knee design for a bipedal walking robot based on a passive-dynamic walker 

      Baines, Andrew Griffin (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2005)
      Passive-dynamic walkers are a class of robots that can walk down a ramp stably without actuators or control due to the mechanical dynamics of the robot. Using a passive-dynamic design as the basis for a powered robot helps ...
    • The Komera Initiative : turning product design into public service 

      Aust, Laura E; Rose, Zachary W; Smith, Ariadne G; Saigal, Amrita (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2010)
      Every mechanical engineering student at MIT takes the same courses: 2.009 being one of them. In our capstone product design course at MIT, most students glean an incredible amount from their teams, mentors, and projects, ...
    • Landmine removal : technology review and design proposal as pertaining to humanitarian demining with a focus on locomotion across soft terrain 

      Poteet, Amanda N (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2008)
      A study into the field of humanitarian landmine removal was conducted; with significant attention devoted to an in depth review of existing removal technologies, as well as alternative detection methods. A design proposal ...
    • Laser cutting applications in product design 

      DiBacco, John, 1976- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1998)
    • Laser guitar 

      Mendiola, David Mario (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2008)
      Music is constantly evolving, both in the culture and musical theory that dictates its structure, and the technology used to create the actual sound. This thesis explores a direction for development of one of the most ...
    • Laser Range Finder Mapping of Floating Vehicle 

      Hui, Corinna (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2009)
      Using laser range finders as a method of navigation is popular with mobile land robots; however, there has been little research using it with water vehicles. Therefore, this thesis explores the usage and data flow of a ...
    • Layer to layer registration of a slurry-based 3D printing machine 

      Seluga, Kristopher J. (Kristopher Joseph), 1978- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2000)
      Slurry-based 3D printing is a new technology designed to further increase the feature resolution capabilities of 3D printing. This technology deposits an unprinted wet slurry layer by rapidly depositing overlapping parallel ...
    • A leak detecting technique utilizing an abrupt and large pressure drop 

      Torres, James, Ph. D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2010)
      The distribution of clean, drinkable water is a problem that has been addressed in all civilizations. The most common form of transportation today, is the use of pressurized pipelines to carry the water long distances, but ...
    • Learning while producing : the use of games in teaching statistical process control 

      Coffrin, Jane S (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2017)
      Statistical Process Control is used daily in factories throughout the world and its use improves the quality of manufacturing parts. But while it is widely used, it is not widely understood by the workers implementing these ...
    • Let there be Luxo : a jumping lamp sheds light on heavy legged locomotion 

      Paluska, Daniel Joseph, 1974- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1997)
    • Levy flight as a robotic search pattern 

      Saldivar, Orlando (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2012)
      Levy flights have been recently found to approximate the trajectories of animal foragers in their search for resources and food. Levy flights have proved to be effective in searching tasks because of their characteristic ...
    • Life cycle analysis of hybrid poplar trees for cellulosic ethanol 

      Huang, Jessica J (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2007)
      The main purpose of this paper is to assess the energy and environmental benefits of cultivating hybrid poplars as a biomass crop for cellulosic ethanol. A "Life Cycle Assessment" (LCA) methodology is used to systematically ...
    • Life cycle assessment of off-grid lighting applications : kerosene vs. solar lanterns 

      Dave, Shreya H (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2008)
      Access to electricity in developing countries is minimal and if available, often unreliable. As a result, fuel-based kerosene lighting is the most common solution to lighting necessities. However, kerosene combustion affects ...