Degree Type

Thesis

Date of Award

1997

Degree Name

Master of Science

Department

Aerospace Engineering

Major

Engineering Mechanics

First Advisor

J. Adin Mann III

Abstract

Reducing the noise radiated by internal combustion engine and electric powered rotary lawn mowers is becoming a topic of great concern among many members of the Outdoor Power Equipment Industry (OPEl). This concern has been fueled by a comprehensive legislative directive designed to limit the noise levels of outdoor power equipment sold to member states of the European Union (EU) has recently been issued. This directive will have a dramatic effect on the existing trade markets of both European and U.S. manufacturers and pose entry barriers for new markets because these limitations are believed to be beyond the present technical capabilities that OPEl members are willing to develop for production lawn mowers.

DOI

https://doi.org/10.31274/rtd-180813-8153

Publisher

Iowa State University Digital Repository

Copyright Owner

Matthew D. Moore

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

File Size

97 pages

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