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Enhancing geothermal heat pump systems with parametric performance analyses
Parametric performance analyses and comparison of a basic geothermal heat pump, a heat pump cycle with motor cooling/refrigerant preheating, and a heat pump cycle utilizing an economizer with respect to first law is conducted ...
Powertrain technology and cost assessment of battery electric vehicles
This thesis takes EV from the late 90’s as a baseline, assess the capability of today’s EV technology, and establishes its near-term and long-term prospects. Simulations are performed to evaluate EVs with different ...
Energy use analysis and technology for electric transit buses
Electric vehicles offer a method of transportation where the energy generation process is moved from the on-board engine to the electrical generation system. The Canadian electrical generation mix has a significant portion ...
Performance and emission characteristics of natural gas combined cycle power generation system with steam injection and oxyfuel combustion.
Natural gas combined cycle power generation systems are gaining popularity due to their high power generation efficiency and reduced emission. In the present work, combined cycle power generation configuration systems ...
Cooperative localization based on received signal strength in wireless sensor network
Localization accuracy based on RSS (Received Signal Strength) is notoriously inaccurate in the application of wireless sensor networks. RSS is subject to shadowing effects, which is signal attenuation caused by stationary ...
Study of an internal combustion engine to burn hydrogen fuel and backfire elimination using a carburetor fuel delivery method
Hydrogen appears to be a clean and sustainable fuel for transportation vehicles, including internal combustion engine vehicles. In this research, a 1986 GMC Sierra truck with a 350CID 5.7L V8, 4 barrel carbureted Chevrolet ...
Well-to-wheel greenhouse gas emissions and energy use analysis of hypothetical fleet of electrified vehicles in Canada and the U.S.
The shift to strong hybrid and electrified vehicle architectures engenders controversy and brings about many unanswered questions. It is unclear whether developed markets will have the infrastructure in place to support ...
Experimental investigation of an R134a based organic Rankine cycle
This thesis research aims to develop an improved, efficient, low-capacity heat engine, running on an Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC) to generate power. The ORC is driven by low or moderate temperature heat sources, such as; ...
Conversion of a scroll compressor to an expander for organic Rankine cycle: modeling and analysis
Conversion of a scroll compressor to an expander for organic Rankine Cycle: modeling and analysis
CBPsp: complex business processes for stream processing
This thesis presents the framework of a complex business process driven event stream processing system to produce meaningful output with direct implications to the business objectives of an organization. This framework is ...