Thermal expansion is one of the most frequently measured
physical properties of materials. One of the important methods
of detecting and measuring these changes is dilatometry, which
is measuring the thermal expansion of the specimen and relating
the specimen's expansion to its temperature.
Four major types of dilatometers are commonly...
An experimental study was made of acoustic switching of
pneumatic turbulence amplifiers. The development of fluidic devices
was generally reviewed, and the operation of the pneumatic turbulence
amplifiers made for testing was described. The characteristics
of the turbulence amplifiers were experimentally determined
and found to be typical for this type...
A model was developed for the inventory control of the Volkswagen
spare parts distribution in Greece. The model utilizes the
capabilities of a digital computer, and features four systems, the
necessary system files and various routines.
Flexible statistical forecasting techniques are included for
forecasting the distributor parts demand. Computerized procedures...
A feasibility and practicality study was made of an automotive-type
surface vehicle that employed a centralized or unitized means of
control. The control functions consisted of: steering, acceleration,
deceleration, clutch actuation, gear changes, turn signal operation
and horn actuation. These controls were arranged in such a manner
that the driver...
The design and testing of a portable pumping system for use in
the hydraulic excavation of commercial crab pots buried by ocean
sediment was undertaken. The resulting portable system retained the
four major components of the pumping systems presently used by
commercial fishermen: engine, pump, fire hose, and nozzle. Because...
The direction and intensity of consumer attitudes toward prescription
prices by varying socio-economic positions and age groups
were measured by use of the semantic differential technique. The
potential relationships between consumer attitudes toward prescription
prices and (1) consumer prescription experience, (2) select consumer
knowledge, (3) select consumer beliefs, and (4)...
An investigation concerning the acceptance of a new, legend drug
product was conducted within a community of 15,000 population.
Twenty-eight physicians within the community were chosen for evaluation
relative to acceptance of the new drug product.
Data were obtained by means of a prescription audit of nine retail
Dalmatian toadflax (Linaria dalmatica) has become a prolific invasive plant of rangelands in Oregon since its arrival in the early 20th century. In 2001, the Oregon Department of Agriculture initiated a release program promoting the distribution of the stem-boring weevil, Mecinus janthinus as classical biological control agent to reduce densities...
In an attempt to satisfy an existing need for a small gas
sample pump, a proposed design was analyzed and determined to be
feasible and a design for a prototype model was produced. The
design is of a chemically inert, leak-proof, unlubricated, sliding-vane-
type pump. It is designed to pump...
The study investigated the prescription drug
purchasing behaviors of independent retail pharmacies,
and selected pharmacy characteristics which may be related
to purchasing behaviors. The purchasing function
was considered as a major area of concern for independent
pharmacies in attempting to improve operating efficiencies,
particularly in view of increased competition