A detailed report of findings on the altitudes which can be reached by super pressure balloons and how various factors and considerations affect this. Superpressure balloons are deployed and researched by various organisations including NASA, to solve technical limitations such as cell tower coverage as well as advancing fields of research. Balloons are used in planetary exploration, and weather prediction to teaching primary school physics. The versatile yet simple aerostat has been a valuable tool in many areas of engineering and their altitude ceiling is of great scientific interest. To solve the problem without the ability to physically reproduce the scenario, required mathematical models to be created as a means of simulating the effects of real world physics. A degree great enough to output an accurate and hence useful result without becoming too complex to be computable is the fine balance attempted to be created by this paper.
Vibration control is crucially important in ensuring a smooth ride for vehicle passengers. This study sought to design a suspension system for a car such that its mode of vibration would be predominantly bouncing at lower speeds, and primarily pitching at higher speeds. Our study used analytical and numerical methods to choose appropriate springs and dampers for the front and rear suspension. After an initial miscalculation, we succeeded in arriving at appropriate shocks for the vehicle with the desired modes of vibration at the specified frequencies. We then assessed the maximum bouncing and pitching that the vehicle would experience under a specific set of conditions: travel at 40 km/hr over broken, rough terrain. Our testing showed moderate success in our suspension design. We successfully damped the force being transmitted to both the front and rear quarter car somewhat, while ensuring that the modes of vibration fell into the desired shapes at the desired frequency ranges.
This problem is an applied optimization problem. The problem is to minimize
the area of the triangle formed by a tangent line to the function y = 1⁄9 x2.
The triangle is defined by the origin, the x-intercept of the tangent line, and the
y-intercept of the tangent line. Only triangles formed in the first quadrant are