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    4-065-GasInjection-ModelingScenario
    Students use programs (or create their own code) based on exponential box-scheme approximations for solving systems of nonlinear differential equations that contain small parameters for the highest derivative terms or singularities in boundary...
    Prandtl-Blasius equations boundary layer gas injection esponential box scheme uniform convergence FORTRAN
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    5-014-TwoSpringMass-ModelingScenario
    We ask students to build a Free Body Diagram for a vertical two mass situation in which the two masses are held fixed at the tip and at the bottom. The mass holds the springs together at the join of the two springs in between.
    mass spring mass damper springs
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    5-022-ColdPill-ModelingScenario
    A model for the flow of a cold pill drug through the gastrointestinal compartment to the bloodstream compartment of a human subject is proposed. Students solve the system of differential equation model, use known parameter values, and plot solutions.
    rates medicine drug discovery compartment cold pill gastrointestinal bloodstream
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    5-025-SaltCompartments-ModelingScenario
    Model a phenomena in which salt mixtures from two tanks are mixed using several strategies.
    compartment salt tanks
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    5-030-AirshedSulphur-ModelingScenario
    Temperature inversions and low wind speeds trap air pollutants in a mountain valley for a period of time. Gaseous sulfur compounds are a significant air pollution problem. We offer a model for analysis to predict long-term levels of levels of...
    sulphur pollution airshed hydrogen sulfide sulfur dioxide
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    5-036-HalfCarVibration-ModelingScenario
    Vibration vehicle models provide an opportunity to integrate vehicle-based vibrations into a mechanical engineering vibrations course. The project is on a multiple-degree-of-freedom (MDOF) including pitch and bounce of vehicle body on suspension...
    vibration vehicle half-car model finite element analysis shock absorbers suspension
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    5-040-TunedMassDampers-PartII-ModelingScenario
    Studentsbuild mathematical models to mitigate dangerous swaying in structures using structural improvements called Tuned Mass Dampers (TMD). We model the motion of the original structure as a spring-mass-dashpot with stiffness replacing spring...
    structure resistance spring-mass-dashpot earthquake vibration control damping tuned mass damper stiffness reduction of vibration
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    5-090-SolidParticleErosion-ModelingScenario
    By applying Newton's second law, and making a collection of reasonable assumptions, students will derive a system of differential equations that model the path of a rigid particle as it gouges material from a more ductile surface.
    classical mechanics solid mechanics Newton's Laws of Motion rigid body plasticity pitting ductile surface
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    6-002-EulerCromerPendulum-ModelingScenario
    This activity introduces students to the concept of numerical stability. While modeling a simple pendulum, students compare performance of the semi-implicit Euler-Cromer method with Euler's method and the higher-order Improved Euleror algorithm.
    pendulum semi-implicit methods Euler-Cromer numerical solvers
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    6-007-FunctionsAndDerivativesInSIRModels-ModelingScenario
    Given a system of differential equations, how do the solution graphs compare with the graphs of the differential equations? Students tackle this question using SIR models for well-known infectious diseases.
    epidemiology species interactions derivatives visualization infection SIR models Law of Mass Action
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    6-010-SocialCampaign-ModelingScenario
    The epidemic modeling problem is formulated as a system of three nonlinear, first order differential equations in which three compartments (S, I, and R) of the population are linked.
    disease growth rate Judgment and Decision Making SIR model infections disease social campaign recovery rate delay time joining process quitting process exponential distribution
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    6-011-HumansVsZombies-ModelingScenario
    Students analyze the SIR differential equations model in the context of a zombie invasion of a human population. Students analyze a two equation system representing only two populations, humans and zombies and then recovered zombies.
    zombies infection SIR models
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    6-012-RiverCrossing-ModelingScenario
    Students develop a model of a river crossing in a boat with thrust using Newton's Second Law of Motion from a Free Body Diagram they construct. The model is thence a system of one second order linear and a second order nonlinear differential...
    dragon Newton's Second Law of Motion river crossin river current velocity profile thrust Free Body Diagram
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    6-020-AlgaePopulationSelf-Replenishment-ModelingScenario
    This modeling scenario investigates the massive algal blooms that struck Lake Chapala, Mexico, in 1994. A
    algae population Mexico qualitative compartment linearization Jacobian lak nondimensionalization pplane
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    6-023-DroneHeadingHome-ModelingScenario
    We describe a comprehensive project in modeling through a two dimensional system of equations and a first order system of differential equations a drone heading home.
    drones oursuit flight path change of variables