2011spr-T1-CHPS-CompleteHurricaneProtectionSystem

2011spr-T1-CHPS-CompleteHurricaneProtectionSystem - EML...

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Unformatted text preview: EML 4905 Senior Design Project A B.S. THESIS PREPARED IN PARTIAL FULFILLMENT OF THE REQUIREMENT FOR THE DEGREE OF BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN MECHANICAL ENGINEERING A COMPLETE HURRICANE PROTECTION SYSTEM CHPS Final Report Christine M. Tarud Senyon Romero Advisor: Professor Kuang Hsi Wu Co-Advisor: Professor Girma Bitsuamlak March 23, 2010 This B.S. thesis is written in partial fulfillment of the requirements in EML 4905. The contents represent the opinion of the authors and not the Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering. TARUD AND ROMERO – THE COMPLETE HURRICANE PROTECTION SYSTEM (CHPS) FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY 2 | P A G E MECHANICAL AND MATERIALS ENGINEERING Ethics Statement and Signatures The work submitted in this B.S. thesis is solely prepared by a team consisting of Christine M. Tarud and Senyon Romero and it is original. Excerpts from others’ work have bee n clearly identified, their work acknowledged within the text and listed in the list of references. All of the engineering drawings, computer programs, formulations, design work, prototype development and testing reported in this document are also original and prepared by the same team of students. Christine M. Tarud Team Member Senyon Romero Team Member Dr. Kuang Hsi Wu Faculty Advisor Mechanical and Materials Engineering Dr. Girma Bitsuamlak Faculty Co Advisor Civil and Environmental Engineering TARUD AND ROMERO – THE COMPLETE HURRICANE PROTECTION SYSTEM (CHPS) FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY 3 | P A G E MECHANICAL AND MATERIALS ENGINEERING Acknowledgments This project is financially supported by Dr. Kuang Hsi Wu, Professor at the Mechanical and Materials Engineering Department. Additionally, we would like to thank both, Dr. Kuang Hsi Wu and Dr. Girma Bitsuamlak, a Professor at the Civil and Environmental Engineering at Florida International University, for their great input, assistance and dedication to the CHPS. A special acknowledgement is also given to Dr. Rick Zicarelli, professor at the Industrial and Systems Engineering for facilitating and advising towards the manufacturing and production of the Complete Hurricane Protection System. Last but not least, an appreciation is given to Jeffrey Karf, Rafael Gonzalez, Asmerom Hagos and Ricardo Gasparini for their professional advice, commitment and real world application experience. Without their efforts and vision, this project would not be possible. TARUD AND ROMERO – THE COMPLETE HURRICANE PROTECTION SYSTEM (CHPS) FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY 4 | P A G E MECHANICAL AND MATERIALS ENGINEERING Table of Contents Acknowledgments.................................................................................................................... 3 List of Figures ........................................................................................................................... 6 List of Tables ............................................................................................................................ 9 List of Tables ....
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