A nonlinear electrical analog "Black Box" synthesis of a mesquite wood thermal system

dc.creatorBurton, Charles Edward
dc.date.accessioned2016-11-14T23:15:59Z
dc.date.available2011-02-18T20:25:59Z
dc.date.available2016-11-14T23:15:59Z
dc.date.issued1973-05
dc.degree.departmentElectrical and Computer Engineeringen_US
dc.description.abstractTo help answer these questions, it was proposed that a static thermal model of the physical system be developed. The physical system studied would involve field samples of mesquite wood. The research vrould study the effects of borer activity, billet diameter, bark, wood composition, tree top-killing treatment, etc, on the ignition parameters of the mesquite wood. The system, when finally characterized, would be able to predict the temperatures (surface and internal) of a stem of mesquite with respect to time for a given constant thermal environment. The ignition temperature and ignition time of mesquite would also be studied. This information would give the researchers valuable information about the physical, chemical, and thermal properties of mesquite to aid them in achieving more effective prescribed bums. To achieve these objectives, a constant thermal environment must be used; a mechanism to inject the field samples into the thermal environment must be built; and a system of measurements must be devised.
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2346/13827en_US
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherTexas Tech Universityen_US
dc.rights.availabilityUnrestricted.
dc.subjectWooden_US
dc.subjectBurning of landen_US
dc.subjectMesquiteen_US
dc.subjectNonlinear programmingen_US
dc.titleA nonlinear electrical analog "Black Box" synthesis of a mesquite wood thermal system
dc.typeDissertation

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