A selection of scholarship from Department of Mechanical Engineering faculty members of the School of Engineering and Computer Science at University of the Pacific.

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Submissions from 2021

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Fluids Demonstrations III: Viscous Flow in Modified Thin Enclosures, Centrifugal Effect, Vortical Flow, and Turbulence, Said Shakerin

Submissions from 2020

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Enhancement of cell proliferation and motility of mammalian cells grown in co-culture with Pichia pastoris expressing recombinant human FGF-2, Henry Hieu M. Le, David Vang, Nadia Amer, Tou Vue, Colwin Yee, Hyam Kaou, Joseph S. Harrison, Nan Tori Xiao, Joan Lin-Cereghino, Geoff P. Lin-Cereghino, and Der Thor

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Improved demo of granular flow, Said Shakerin

Submissions from 2019

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Analysis of blade fragment risk at a wind energy facility, Scott Larwood and David Simms

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Fluids Demonstrations II: Bubbles in Mondrian Painting, Eruption-Like Flow, Rotational Instability, and Wake Vortices, Said Shakerin

Submissions from 2018

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Mechanical Engineering as a Career, Scott Larwood

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Reconsidering downwind operation by analysis of the NREL Phase VI data, Scott Larwood and Raymond Chow

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Fluids Demonstrations: Trailing Vortices, Plateau Border, Angle of Repose, and Flow Instability, Said Shakerin

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Mysterious soda can, Said Shakerin and Edwin Pejack

Submissions from 2017

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Headwinds – a story about wind energy, Scott Larwood

Art with Fluid Mechanics, Said Shakerin

Water Fountains with Special Effects, Said Shakerin

Submissions from 2016

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Flutter of Variations on a 5 MW Swept Wind Turbine Blade, Scott M. Larwood

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Comparison of upwind and downwind operation of the NREL Phase VI Experiment, Scott M. Larwood and R. Chow

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25+ years of the hubble space telescope and a simple error that cost millions, Said Shakerin

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Angle of repose, Said Shakerin

Drops in 2D, Said Shakerin

Soap Bubble Clusters in Thin Enclosures, Said Shakerin

Submissions from 2015

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Prediction and Alleviation of Flutter in Swept Wind Turbine Blades, Scott M. Larwood

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Wind turbine rotor fragments: impact probability and setback evaluation, Scott M. Larwood and C. P. Van Dam

Submissions from 2014

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Design Studies of Swept Wind Turbine Blades, Scott M. Larwood, C. P. Van Dam, and Daniel Schow

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Serious Fun: Using toys to demonstrate fluid mechanics principles, Camilla M. Saviz and Said Shakerin

Rube Goldberg and His Impact on Engineering Education and Art, Said Shakerin

Submissions from 2013

Strength Testing an Embedded Sensor Blade Bolt for Wind Turbine Applications, Scott M. Larwood

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Dynamic analysis tool development for swept wind turbine blades, Scott M. Larwood and C. P. Van Dam

Fluid Mechanics Inspired Art, Said Shakerin

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Helicopter toy and lift estimation, Said Shakerin

Photogenic Fluids, Said Shakerin

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Physics Trick - Balanced can, Said Shakerin

Submissions from 2012

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Balancing fatigue damage and turbine performance through innovative pitch control algorithm, Scott Johnson, Scott M. Larwood, Gerald McNerney, and C. P. Van Dam

Submissions from 2011

Fluid dynamics art exploration: An undergraduate research course, Robyn Akemi Nariyoshi and Said Shakerin

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Lotus effect toy, Said Shakerin

Water Fountains with Special Effects, Said Shakerin

Submissions from 2010

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Spaghetti Bridges: Build, Load and Repeat, Jeffrey S. Burmeister and Kyle A. Watson

Pitch Control Algorithm to Limit Damaging Loads without Reducing Turbine Performance, Scott Johnson, Scott M. Larwood, Gerald McNerney, and C. P. Van Dam

"How does it work?": Using toys to inspire wonder and develop critical thinking skills in fluids mechanics, Camilla M. Saviz and Said Shakerin

Beauty and Wonders: Water Exhibits for Pacific and Museums, Said Shakerin

Rube and His Impact, Said Shakerin

Rube and His Impact, Said Shakerin

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Vortex apparatus and demonstrations, Said Shakerin

Fountain Bench – A Hydraulic Apparatus for Formal and Informal Science Education, Said Shakerin and Camilla M. Saviz

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Wind Power for Farming and Food Processing, C. P. Van Dam, Henry Shiu, Scott Johnson, and Scott Larwood

Submissions from 2009

Potential Value of Toys in Engineering Education, Said Shakerin

Show and Tell - Science of Air and Water, Said Shakerin

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Using toys effectively in fluid mechanics education, Said Shakerin and Camilla M. Saviz

Submissions from 2008

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What is Engineering? - a University of the Pacific MESA Program/Johns Hopkins University Partnership, Jeffrey S. Burmeister, Kyle A. Watson, and Maria Garcia-Sheets

Fun with Vortex, Said Shakerin

Submissions from 2007

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Development of a wet wall - An undergraduate research project, Matt Samuel, Jeremiah Henley, and Said Shakerin

Submissions from 2006

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Setback Requirements for Wind Turbines in California, Scott M. Larwood and C. P. Van Dam

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Swept Wind Turbine Blade Aeroelastic Modeling for Loads and Dynamic Behavior, Scott M. Larwood and Mike Zutek

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The art of estimation, Said Shakerin

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Water on fire, Said Shakerin

Submissions from 2005

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FAA Obstruction Lighting Standards for Wind Energy Plants, Scott M. Larwood

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Literature Survey of Wind Turbine Aeroelastic Stability, Scott M. Larwood

Estimation and its importance in egineering education, Said Shakerin

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Water Fountains with Special Effects, Said Shakerin

Design and Development of a Wet Wall, Said Shakerin, Matt Samuel, and Jeremiah Henley

Submissions from 2004

Leg stretcher for rehbilitation (draft), Michael McGee and Said Shakerin

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Accreditation of Mechanical Engineering Education in the USA in 21st Century, Said Shakerin

Does Estimation Get Enough Attention in Engineering Education?, Said Shakerin

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Microcontrolled water fountain: A multidisciplinary project, Said Shakerin

Photoelastic Technique, Said Shakerin

Water fountains blend art and engineering: A resouce for engineering education, Said Shakerin

Water Magic: Engineering and Art with Water Fountains, Said Shakerin

Submissions from 2003

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Design of a microcontrolled water fountain, Said Shakerin

Engineering and Art, Said Shakerin

Water Fountains and the use of Microcontrollers in Mechanical Engineering, Said Shakerin

Water Fountains with Special Effects, Said Shakerin

Submissions from 2002

An undergraduate research project: Experimental investigation of drag reduction for a cylinder with an attached fin, William Cook and Said Shakerin

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The NREL Large-Scale Turbine Infow and Response Experiment - Preliminary Results, Neil Kelley, Maureen Hand, Scott M. Larwood, and Ed McKenna

Submissions from 2001

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Wind Tunnel Testing of NREL's Unsteady Aerodynamics Experiment, Lee Fingersh, Dave Simms, Maureen Hand, Dave Jager, Jason Cotrell, Mike Robinson, Scott Schreck, and Scott M. Larwood

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Unsteady Aerodynamics Experiment Phase VI: Wind Tunnel Test Con gurations and Available Data Campaigns, Maureen Hand, Dave Simms, Lee Fingersh, Dave Jager, Jason Cotrell, Scott Schreck, and Scott M. Larwood

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Wind Turbine Wake Measurements in the Operating Region of a Tail Vane, Scott M. Larwood

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NedWind 25 Blade Testing at NREL for the European Standards Measurement and Testing Program, Scott M. Larwood, Walter Musial, Gregg Freebury, and Alan G. Beattie

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Controlled Velocity Testing of an 8-kW Wind Turbine, Scott M. Larwood, Jim Sencenbaugh, and Brian Acker

Design of Water Fountains, Said Shakerin

Engineering Art, Said Shakerin

Engineering Education and Accreditation, Said Shakerin

Engineering Education and Accreditation, Said Shakerin

Water Fountains, Said Shakerin

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Enhancement of Mechanics Education by Photoelasticity and Finite Element Method, Said Shakerin and Daniel D. Jensen

Submissions from 2000

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Comprehensive Testing of NedWind 12-meter Wind Turbine Blades at NREL, Scott M. Larwood and Walter Musial

Art and science of water fountains, Said Shakerin

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Instrumented Evaporative Cooler: An Experiment in Psychrometrics, Said Shakerin and Abraham Contreras

Submissions from 1999

Photoelasticity and its synergism with finite element method, Said Shakerin and Daniel D. Jensen

Submissions from 1998

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Dynamic Characterization of the AWT-26 Turbine for Variable Speed Operation, Scott M. Larwood

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Measurement of Truck Cab Flow in Support of Wind Turbine Testing, Scott M. Larwood, Jim Sencenbaugh, and Brian Acker

Engineering and Software, Said Shakerin

Natural Convection Over Rough Surfaces, Said Shakerin

Submissions from 1996

A Modified Ruler Experimental Apparatus, Said Shakerin

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Experimental study of vortex diffusers, Said Shakerin and Paul L. Miller

Submissions from 1995

Apparatus for Rotational Motion, Said Shakerin

Convection Heat Transfer from a Heated Plate in Partial Enclosure, Said Shakerin

Submissions from 1994

Renewable Energy Sources, Said Shakerin

Solar energy, air conditioning, and experimental uncertainty, Said Shakerin

Submissions from 1993

Creativity, Said Shakerin

Submissions from 1992

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Infuence Of Free-Stream Turbulence On Boundary Layers, J. A. Hoffman, S. M. Kassir, and Scott M. Larwood

Earthen solar cooker-design and performance test, Said Shakerin

Engineering and Nature, Said Shakerin

Freshman Engineering, Said Shakerin