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Theses/Dissertations from 2016

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Evolvability and Excess Capability as a Response to Uncertain and Future Requirements, Jeffrey Douglas Allen

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Position and Stiffness Control of Inflatable Robotic Links Using Rotary Pneumatic Actuation, Charles Mansel Best

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Neutral Parametric Database, Server, Logic Layers, and Clients to Facilitate Multi-EngineerSynchronous Heterogeneous CAD, Kelly Eric Bowman

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Packing Sheet Materials Into Cylinders and Prisms Using Origami-based Approaches, Jared Thomas Bruton

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Autonomous Goal-Based Mapping and Navigation Using a Ground Robot, Jeffrey L. Ferrin

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Understanding and Addressing Collaboration Challenges for the Effective Use of Multi-User CAD, David James French

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Comparing Efficacy of Different Dynamic Models for Control of Underdamped, Antagonistic, Pneumatically Actuated Soft Robots, Morgan Thomas Gillespie

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An Automated Method for Optimizing Compressor Blade Tuning, Kurt Berlin Hinkle

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Conjugate Heat Transfer and Average Versus Variable Heat Transfer Coefficients, Tyler James Macbeth

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Haptic Shape-Based Management of Robot Teams in Cordon and Patrol, Samuel Jacob McDonald

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Stiffness Reduction Strategies for Additively Manufactured Compliant Mechanisms, Ezekiel G. Merriam

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Assessing User Expectations of Undo in a Multi-User CAD Environment, Jeffrey Eric Nuss

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An Analysis of the Effectiveness of a Multi-Disciplinary Decision Support System on System-Level Decision Making, Troy Mario Seletos

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In Vitro Molecular Modification of Human Cultured and Primary Cells Using Lance Array Nanoinjection, John W. Sessions

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Inversion Characteristics of a Buoyant Cylindrical Puck During Oblique Water Impact, Zachary Crawford Smith

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Analysis of High Fidelity Turbomachinery CFD Using Proper Orthogonal Decomposition, Ronald Alex Spencer

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Associative CAD References in the Neutral Parametric Canonical Form, Daniel Robert Staves

Theses/Dissertations from 2015

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Active Control of the Human Voice from a Sphere, Monty J. Anderson

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Composition Based Modaling of Silicone Nano-Composite Strain Gauges, Daniel Alexander Baradoy

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Design and Validation of a Complex Loading Whole Spinal Segment Bioreactor, Amanda Marie Beatty

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A Collaborative Conceptual Aircraft Design Environment for the Design of Small-Scale UAVs in a Multi-University Setting, Joseph Samuel Becar

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An Investigation of Off-Design Operation in High Suction Performance Inducers, Ryan Collins Cluff

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An Investigation of Friction Stir Welding Parameter Effects on Post Weld Mechanical Properties in 7075 AA, Steven B. Dickson

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Aerodynamic Improvement of the BYU Supermileage Vehicle, Sayan Dobronsky

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An Automated Method for Hot-to-Cold Geometry Mapping, Brandon Levi Doolin

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Development of a Thickness Accommodation Technique for Origami-Inspired Design, Bryce Edmondson

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Temperature Measurement Using Infrared Spectral Band Emissions From H2O, Daniel Jared Ellis

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Deployable and Foldable Arrays of Spatial Mechanisms, Thomas Evans

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Neutral Parametric Canonical Form for 2D and 3D Wireframe CAD Geometry, Robert Steven Freeman

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Design and Manufacture of Mesoscale Robot-Actuated Surgical Instruments, Clayton L. Grames

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Three-Dimensional Flow Measurements Around a Mechanical Flapping Wing, Eric R. Hardester

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Elucidating the Mechanisms of Rate-Dependent Deformation at Ambient Temperatures in a Model Metallic Glass, Matthew Bradley Harris

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Ligament Model Fidelity in Finite Element Analysis of the Human Lumbar Spine, Mitchell Scott Hortin

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On the Free Surface Skipping Characteristics of Highly Deformable Elastic Spheres, Randy C. Hurd

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Vision Based Multiple Target Tracking Using Recursive RANSAC, Kyle Ingersoll

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Integrating Synchronous Collaborative Applications with Product Lifecycle Management Workflows, Jordan Lowell Johnson

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Temperature and Stress Effect Modeling in Fatigue of H13 Tool Steel at Elevated Temperatures with Applications in Friction Stir Welding, Bradley Valiant Jones

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Investigation of Parameters Affecting the Nanoinjection of HeLa 229 Cancer Cells, Tyler E. Lewis

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Improving the Suction Performance and Stability of an Inducer with an Integrated Inlet Cover Bleed System Known as a Stability Control Device, Ryan K. Lundgreen

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Transport Enhancement of Rate-Limited Chemical Reactions via Pt-Decorated, Carbon Nanotube Microarray Membranes, Kevin M. Marr

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An Approach for Designing Origami-Adapted Products with Aerospace Mechanism Examples, Jessica Morgan

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Using the Offset Panel Technique to Develop Innovative Origami-Based Applications, Michael Robert Morgan

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Globally Consistent Map Generation in GPS-Degraded Environments, Paul William Nyholm

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Burnout, NO, and Flame Characterization from an Oxygen-Enriched Biomass Flame, Steven Andrew Owen

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Deformation Twin Nucleation and Growth Characterization in Magnesium Alloys Using Novel EBSD Pattern Analysis and Machine Learning Tools, Travis Michael Rampton

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A Compliant Mechanism-Based Variable-Stiffness Joint, Jacob Marc Robinson

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A Study of Carbon Infiltrated Carbon Nanotubes Fabricated on Convex Cylindrical Substrates for the Creation of a Coronary Stent, Warren Beecroft Robison

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Characterization of Geometrically Necessary Dislocation Content with EBSD-Based Continuum Dislocation Microscopy, Tim Ruggles

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Effects of Various Mobility Aids on Lower-Extremity Muscle Activity, Michael Ryan Sanders

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Geometry and Material Properties of Vocal Fold Models, Kimberly Ann Stevens

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Jet and Droplet Impingement on Superhydrophobic Surfaces, Jonathan Glenn Stoddard

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Advancing Biomechanical Research Through a Camelid Model of the Human Lumbar Spine, Dean K. Stolworthy

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Springback Force Considerations in Compliant Haptic Interfaces, Dallin R. Swiss

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Springback Force Considerations in Compliant Haptic Interfaces, Dallin R. Swiss

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Temperature Control in Friction Stir Welding Using Model Predictive Control, Brandon Scott Taysom

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Concurrent Engineering through Parallelization of the Design-Analysis Process, Eric Joseph Wardell

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A Multi-Objective Optimization Method for Maximizing the Value of System Evolvability Under Uncertainty, Jason Daniel Watson

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Using STAR-CCM+ to Evaluate Multi-User Collaboration in CFD, Kasey Johnson Webster

Theses/Dissertations from 2014

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Development of Tailsitter Hover Estimation and Control, Jason M. Beach

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Analysis and Compression of Large CFD Data Sets Using Proper Orthogonal Decomposition, Trevor Jon Blanc

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A Computational Hybrid Method for Self-Intersection Free Offsetting of CAD Geometry, Garrett Clark Bodily

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Fault Detection for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles with Non-Redundant Sensors, Brandon Jeffrey Cannon

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Aerodynamic Improvements for Auto-Carrying Railcars, Robert Arthur Condie

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U-Pu-Zr Alloy Design by Ternary Potts-Phase Field Modeling, Jordan Jeffrey Cox

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Compliant Joints Suitable for Use as Surrogate Folds, Isaac L. Delimont

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System Identification of an Unmanned Tailsitter Aircraft, Nathan W. Edwards

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An Experimental Study of Bio-Inspired Force Generation by Unsteady Flow Features, Wesley N. Fassmann

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Characterization of Postural Tremor in Essential Tremor Using a Seven-Degree-of-Freedom Model, Daniel William Geiger

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Modeling and Testing of Bistable Waterbomb Base Configurations, Brandon Holbrook Hanna

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Microstructural Factors of Strain Delocalization in Model Metallic Glass Matrix Composites, Thomas James Hardin

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A Variable-Stiffness Compliant Mechanism for Stiffness-Controlled Haptic Interfaces, Jeffrey C. Hawks

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Conflict Management and Model Consistency in Multi-user CAD, Ammon Ikaika Hepworth

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A Hybrid Method for Sensitivity Optimization With Application to Radio-Frequency Product Design, Abraham Lee

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Design and Experimental Testing of Nanoinjection Protocols for Delivering Molecules into HeLa Cells with a Bio-MEMS Device, Zachary Kendall Lindstrom

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Automated Landing Site Determination for Unmanned Rotocraft Surveillance Applications, Justin Keith Mackay

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Validation of a Modified Version of OVERFLOW 2.2 for Use with Turbomachinery Under Clean and Total Pressure Distorted Conditions and a Study of Blade Loading in Distortion, Matthew L. Marshall

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Application of Variation of Parameters to Solve Nonlinear Multimode Heat Transfer Problems, Travis J. Moore

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Articulated Spine for a Robot to Assist Children with Autism, Brandon M. Norton

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Characterization and Optimization of Thermal Protective Fabrics Designed to Protect Against Splash Hazards, Jeremy Osguthorpe

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PIV Measurements of Turbulent Flow in a Rectangular Channel over Superhydrophobic Surfaces with Riblets, Richard Mark Perkins

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Co-Firing Biomass with Biogas in Cookstoves with a Fan, Manil Poudyal

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Biomechanical Applications and Modeling of Quantum Nano-Composite Strain Gauges, Taylor David Remington

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Characterization of Smoothness in Wrist Rotations, Layne Hancock Salmond

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Development of a Complex Synthetic Larynx Model and Characterization of the Supraglottal Jet, Jayrin Ella Seegmiller

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Elastic Energy Absorption via Compliant Corrugations, Sean S. Tolman

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Investigating the Relationship Between High Temperature Flow Stress and Friction Stir Weldability in HSLA Steels, David Jordan Walser

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Refinement and Characterization of Synthetic Vocal Fold Models, Shelby Charisse Ward

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High Fidelity Time Accurate CFD Analysis of a Multi-stage Turbofan at Various Operating Points in Distorted Inflow, David Bruce Weston

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Design Considerations in the Development and Actuation of Origami-Based Mechanisms, Eric W. Wilcox

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Compliant Mechanisms for Deployable Space Systems, Shannon Alisa Zirbel

Theses/Dissertations from 2013

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An Investigation into the Mechanisms of Formation of the Hard Zone in FSW X65, Jacob D. Allred

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Mimicking the Mechanical Behavior of Advancing Disc Degeneration Through Needle Injections, Jeremy S. Alsup

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The Water Entry of Slender Axisymmetric Bodies: Forces, Trajectories and Acoustics, Kyle Gordon Bodily

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A Study of Action Origami as Systems of Spherical Mechanisms, Landen A. Bowen

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Developing an Architecture Framework for Cloud-Based, Multi-User, Finite Element Pre-Processing, Jared Calvin Briggs

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A Methodology for the Extraction of Design Principles for Unfamiliar Markets, Robert D. Campbell

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Fluid-Structure Interactions with Flexible and Rigid Bodies, David J. Daily

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Passive Stiffness of Coupled Wrist and Forearm Rotations, Will Brandon Drake

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Variable Fidelity Optimization with Hardware-in-the-Loop for Flapping Flight, Michael Luke Duffield

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Effect of Full-Annular Pressure Pulses on Axial Turbine Performance, Mark H. Fernelius