Special Olympics International, an organization
committed to providing sport opportunities for children
and adults with mental retardation, has been a major
advocate in promoting competitive experiences for the
mentally retarded. Few studies have focused on the
effects of participation in competitive athletics on
individuals who are mentally retarded. The purpose...
Development of variable speed horizontal axis wind
turbines has resulted in a need for an analysis code with a
rotor speed degree-of-freedom. This study develops a five
degree-of-freedom time domain computer code that evaluates
blade and rotor, mean and cyclic loads with nonlinear
aerodynamics together with atmospheric turbulence as a...
Statistically, travel by air is one of the safest forms of transportation. Yet we
continue to experience aviation tragedies. Do we fully understand flight safety or is
there another way of looking at the problem? In this work a new way of approaching
the question of flight safety is developed,...
Statistical Process Control techniques have been successfully
implemented in the mechanical fabrication and chemical manufacturing
industries. The techniques consist of the application of statistical
theory in conjunction with quality control procedures. To date the
Forest Products industry has yet to apply these techniques toward lumber
drying. This thesis focuses on...
The purpose of this study was to determine whether a
relationship exists between perceived realism of computer
graphic images and the ability of children to solve
spatially related problems. Experiments were performed
using 23 subjects between the ages of 8 and 11 who were
enrolled in an elementary summer school...