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    • The quantification of workarounds and ways to utilize these ramifications 

      Hollman, Wayne Jacob Mario (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2011)
      User innovation is steadily becoming an irreplaceable factor in product development. Thus it is necessary to find ways to measure these workarounds and ways to utilize these figures. I selected three (3) particular styles ...
    • Quantifying ballet technique through turn kinematics for injury assessment 

      Barrett, Hannah (Hannah Jane) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2015)
      The most common turns in ballet, pirouettes and fouettés require precise movement to match proper technique and prevent injury. Variation in knee angle of a dancer's supporting leg during pirouettes of 1-5 rotations was ...
    • Quantifying coordination of human gait : fall risk and effects of aging 

      Oeding, Jacob F. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2019)
      Falls have become an immense source of physical, social, and economic hardship among older adults. Compromised coordination, defined as a decrease in the ability to properly time the motion of body segments with one another, ...
    • Quantitative analysis of 200 meter track times 

      Corts, Brandon (Brandon E.) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2017)
      Using male, varsity, division 3 collegiate track and field results from the past decade, critical coaching decisions such as optimizing meet scheduling, targeting efficient training programs to mimic, and identifying ...
    • Quantitative prediction of high-speed erosion 

      Welch, Eric J. (Eric Jack) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1989)
    • Radial parallel plate flow with mechanical agitation 

      Crane, Jackson T (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2013)
      Computer processors have significant and rising cooling requirements, with electronics cooling estimated to consume 1% of global energy consumption. An integrated fan heat sink was designed to help alleviate this issue, ...
    • Radiation characteristics of rigid foam insulation 

      Stern, Curtis Harold (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1982)
    • Rapid contour determination using a floating pin matrix 

      Yang, Stallion E. (Stallion Ease), 1977- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2000)
      The exponential growth of computer and information technologies have drastically simplified the transfer of geometric information from the minds of designers to physical embodiments of design concepts. For example, it is ...
    • Rapid prototyping method for a microfluidics device 

      Klauber, Kameron L (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2012)
      The product design process can be described as a number of steps taken to turn an idea into a reality. One particular design process of creating a microfluidics device was studied and analyzed. A device containing channels ...
    • Rapid prototyping of rapid prototyping machines 

      Moyer, Ilan Ellison (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2008)
      Rapid prototyping tools empower individuals to create almost anything. Unfortunately, these tools are still far too expensive for personal ownership. The do-it-yourself community has responded with a slew of home-made rapid ...
    • A ray tracing investigation of light trapping due to grooves in solar cells 

      Ruggiero, Christopher W (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2007)
      The biggest problem the world faces today is finding a renewable energy source as fossil fuel reserves being depleted, and the ongoing burning of fossil fuels is destroying environments all over the world. Solar energy is ...
    • Re-engineering engineering : how Course 2-A is paving the way for interdisciplinary engineering education at MIT 

      Go, Shanette A (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2010)
      In 2004, The National Academy of Engineers (NAE) released a report calling for changes to be made to the current engineering education system in response to the growing need for engineering graduates who would be able to ...
    • Re-usability of plastics 

      Bonas, Calvin (Calvin A.) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2005)
      A research project was designed in order to learn more about the quality of recycled plastics when compared to new material. The study was carried out by researching and learning about how the recycling process operates. ...
    • Realizing a design for a cloud chamber cooled by thermoelectric modules 

      Larson, Michael (Michael K.), S.B. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2018)
      A cloud chamber consists of a super-saturated vapor inside a sealed chamber which forms visible trails of mist when radiation particles are emitted from a nearby source. Such behavior can be used to supplement the teaching ...
    • A rearrangement of the Heavy Shoe Plant of W. L. Felch & Co., North Natick, Mass. 

      Cutting, Roger; Hammond, Harry R (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1924)
    • The reconstruction and FEA analysis of the decommissioned WWII era destroyer USS Cassin Young in the SolidWorks environment 

      Miller, Malik (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2013)
      An attempt was made at reconstructing the now decommissioned World War II era destroyer USS Cassin Young using blueprints on file at the Hart Nautical Museum . After the electronic model was constructed, an attempt was ...
    • A recording interferometer 

      Maroni, Jacques R (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1943)
    • Recovering elastic energy in a single-legged hopping robot 

      Sedal, Audrey (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2015)
      Robots that mimic animal locomotion may be improved by the addition of compliant parts. A proposed metric for the importance of compliance in an animal gait is Ek/Ein, the ratio of the systems peak kinetic energy to the ...
    • Redesign of a human powered battery charger for use in Mali 

      Chandler, Lisa (Lisa M.) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2005)
      The design for a human powered battery charger was analyzed and a redesign was proposed. The original product was designed in the MIT ME course 2.009 to power a LED projector that will be used to teach literacy classes in ...
    • Redesign of a wind turbine hub 

      Hunter-Jones, Bridget I (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2014)
      The current designs of wind turbine hubs contain many faults. The slew ring bearing that connects the blade to the hub takes on a large bending moment that in many cases causes the joints to fail and the blade to break ...