Tennis player, Pomona College
Pomona College student Robert Williams poses for a photograph with his tennis racket inside Renwick Gymnasium.
Dove Ball, Pomona College
A large group female students gather on the lawn in front of professor Cyrus G. Baldwin's house at the corner of College Avenue and Second Street for the the Dove Ball, a reception for new students, which was put on by the women of Sumner Hall and the Pomona College chapter of the Y.W.C.A. at the beginning of each school year.
Field day sponsored by USC
A track and field athlete releases a hammer during a hammer throw event at a USC field day held in Santa Monica. A crowd sits in the bleachers in the background and a man [possibly a judge or a photographer] is crouched on the field.
Online information retrieval: identification of measures that discriminate among users with differen
The major goal of this research was to discover those behaviors associated with the process of online bibliographic searching that are correlated with success. In the assumption that more experienced searchers are more successful, the major research objectives were to identify (1) the differences among the searches of users of online systems who have different amounts of overall experience and (2) the differences between the searches of persons with and without experience on the data base being
In-vitro tiered approach alternative to live animal testing for determination of ocular or dermal ir
There is a continual need for information concerning the potential for chemicals, if inadvertently splashed into the eyes, to cause effects from irritation to total blindness. This information is currently generated by exposing the eyes of live rabbits to the chemical. As can be imagined, this often results in severe distress to the animal while generating information that we have shown to be discernable without putting any animals at risk. This may be accomplished by replacing the live animal t
Diversity and compounding for enhanced discrimination of breast masses in ultrasonic B-scan images
Ultrasonic tissue characterization aims at improving the ability of ultrasound to classify benign and malignant masses. The akagami distribution was recently proposed to model the statistics of the envelope of the backscattered echo from tissue. Its parameters demonstrated an ability to discriminate benign and malignant masses in breast tissue. However, there is a need to improve the performance of the parameters to reach clinically acceptable standards and also to eliminate any influence of var
Evolving board evaluation fuctions for a complex strategy game
The development of board evaluation functions for complex strategy games has been approached in a variety of ways. The analysis of game interactions is recognized as a valid analogy to common real-world problems, which often present difficulty in designing algorithms to solve them. Genetic programming, as a branch of evolutionary computation,provides advantages over traditional algorithms in solving these complex real-world problems in speed, robustness and flexibility. This thesis attempts to a
Architectural Elements: Roof Types
Evaluation of springback prediction capability using uniform pure bending
The aim of this study is to develop uniform pure bending as an objective test for determining the accuracy of springback prediction by employing different FEA techniques. A complete theoretical solution for the bending moment and change in sheet thickness is available only for uniform pure bending of perfectly plastic sheets. However, plastic hinging develops naturally in simulations of bending perfectly plastic sheets. We have developed a method to prevent plastic hinging and achieve uniform pu
Design and evaluation of composite car-front subframe rails in a sedan and its corresponding occupan
Today occupant safety is of a prime concern to every car manufacturer. New standards are being set for the safety of the occupant in different crash scenarios like frontal head on collision, angle impacts, side impacts, rear impacts and rollover. Among these standards, frontal impact is one of the fatal crash scenarios that lead to death of scores of people in the United States and across the globe. The automotive mid-rail is the main load carrying/energy-absorbing component in a event of fronta
Thesis (M.F. A.)--Wichita State University, Dept. of English.,"May 2006."
Novel inhibitors of human leukocyte proteinase 3
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a multifactorial disorder that is associated with an influx of macrophages, neutrophils and T-lymphocytes to the lungs and the extracellular release of several proteases, including serine (proteinase 3, elastase, cathepsin G), cysteine (cathepsin S) and metallo- (macrophage metalloelastase, MMP-12) proteases, leading to a protease/antiprotease imbalance. The pathogenesis of COPD arises from an imbalance between the levels of proteases and their end
Prediction of crack growth in aircraft engine bleed air ducts using finite element and crack growth
The bleed air system in an aircraft engine is one of the most important systems for flight operation and is the heart of the aircraft engine pneumatic system. It consists of ducts and components that supply high pressure bleed air from the engine compressor to the other systems. The functioning of bleed air system plays a vital role in flight safety, ground operations, and coordination with other existing systems  including fuel system, lubrication system, ignition system, and anti-ice system
Parametric study of low velocity impact analysis on composite tubes
As explicit finite element codes improve and advanced material models become available, such tools find more widespread application in many industries. This thesis reports the research study of the low velocity impact simulation on carbon reinforced polymer epoxy composite tube using nonlinear explicit finite element software LS-Dyna. Validation of the experimental results is done with the proposed finite element model in LS-Dyna. A finite element model is implemented on quadratic stress based g
Finite element simulation of 3D drilling in unidirectional CFRP composite
Drilling is probably the most important conventional mechanical process and it is the most widely used machining operations. Prediction of cutting forces for any set of cutting parameters is essential in optimal design and manufacturing of products. It has been predicted that most of the problems associated with hole making operation, such as drilling, can be attributed to the force generated during cutting operation. In addition, prediction of force helps in design and evaluation of cutting too
Analysis of honeycomb core properties under different parametric conditions for the head injury crit
There has been enormous boom in the air travel in recent times. There is increasing demand for the technological advancement nowadays towards the safety of the onboard passengers. Certification of aircrafts requires engineers to demonstrate that a head contact with any aircraft interior complies with the Head injury criteria (HIC) threshold of 1000 units specified in 14CFR 23.562, 25.562, 27.562. Analyzing injuries to the head of the occupant when it comes to contact with any aircraft cabin inte
Questions sur la démocratie - M. Canto-Sperber, JF Copé, P. Ndiaye, G. Fraisse, C. Tasca
Date anniversaire du Serment du Jeu de Paume, session finale dans la salle de l'Opéra
Royal du château de Versailles.
Questions sur la démocratie
Table ronde, animée par Yves Michaud
Monique Canto-Sperber, philosophe (philosophie morale et politique), directrice de
l'Ecole Normale Supérieure.
Jean-François Copé, Président du groupe UMP à l'Assemblée nationale.
Pap NDiaye, professeur à l'EHESS, historien des minorités en France et
Date anniversaire du Serment du Jeu de Paume, session finale dans la salle de l'Opéra
Brown Snakeskin Handbag
Brown snakeskin handbag, handle slightly lighter leather; inside are four pockets, middle zipped. bag has stitched scalloped edges. - from the The Betty Smithers Design Collection at Staffordshire University.
Mock-Tortoiseshell Hand Mirror
Hand mirror with back and handle of mock-tortoiseshell. No marks. Date: 1930 - 1939 - from the The Betty Smithers Design Collection at Staffordshire University.
Microwave and Wireless Technology Level M Part 1 : past exam questions
This resource (M565 Microwave and Wireless Technology Level M Part 1) contains past examination questions from the Department of Electronic and Computer Engineering at the University of Portsmouth. The objectives of this unit are to provide opportunity for students to learn about microwave devices and associated theory and engage in design, build and testing of RF and microwave circuits such as voltage controlled oscillators, mixers, amplifiers, transmission line theory, filters, couplers and