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Theses/Dissertations from 2014

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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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Design and Analysis of Robotically-Controlled Minimally Invasive Surgical Instruments, Jordan D. Tanner

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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

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Origami-Based Design for Engineering Applications, Kevin Campbell Francis

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Thermal Transport to Sessile Water Droplets on Heated Superhydrophobic Surfaces of Varying Cavity Fraction, Robb C. Hays

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Real-Time Visualization of Finite Element Models Using Surrogate Modeling Methods, Ryan C. Heap

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An Experimental Analysis of the Weighted Sum of Spatial Gradients Minimization Quantity in Active Structural Acoustic Control of Vibrating Plates, Daniel R. Hendricks

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Active Structural Acoustic Control of Clamped and Ribbed Plates, William Richard Johnson

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An Exploration of Carbon-Filled Carbon Nanotubes as a Potential Material in Coronary Stents, Kristopher Neil Jones

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Development of a Sense and Avoid System for Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems, Robert Andrew Klaus

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Investigations of Partially Immersed Spinning Spheres in a Liquid Bath and Butterfly Flight, Kenneth Roy Langley

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Using Topology Optimization to Numerically Improve Barriers to Reverse Engineering, Devin Donald LeBaron

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A Vision-Based Relative Navigation Approach for Autonomous Multirotor Aircraft, Robert C. Leishman

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An Alternative System Identification Method for Friction Stir Processing, Dustin John Marshall

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Fully Compliant Mechanisms for Bearing Subtraction in Robotics and Space Applications, Ezekiel G. Merriam

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Popup Height and the Dynamics of Rising Buoyant Spheres, Randy H. Munns

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Capillary Filling of Large Aspect Ratio Channels With Varying Wall Spacing, Dallin B. Murray

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Vision-Based Guidance for Air-to-Air Tracking and Rendezvous of Unmanned Aircraft Systems, Joseph Walter Nichols

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Dynamics and Control of Wrist and Forearm Movements, Allan W. Peaden

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The Development of Updated and Improved SLW Model Parameters and Its Application to Comprehensive Combustion Predictions, John T. Pearson

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Application of Machine Learning and Parametric NURBS Geometry to Mode Shape Identification, Robert Mceuen Porter

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The Influence of Superhydrophobicity on Laminar Jet Impingement and Turbulent Flow in a Channel with Walls Exhibiting Riblets, Joseph Fletcher Prince

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Quantifying the Nonlinear, Anisotropic Material Response of Spinal Ligaments, Daniel J. Robertson

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The Effect of Cooling Rate of Friction Stir Welded High Strength Low Alloy Steel, Scott Anthony Rose

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The Effects of Wrist Orthoses on the Stiffness of Wrist Rotations, Daniel Brad Seegmiller

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Design Exploration and Analysis of Carbon-Infiltrated Carbon Nanotube Vascular Stents, Darrell John Skousen

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A Mathematical Model for Quantifying System Evolvability Using Excess and Modularity, Morgan Wesley Parry Tackett

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Burnout, NO, Flame Temperature, and Radiant Intensity from Oxygen-Enriched Combustion of a Hardwood Biomass, Joshua David Thornock

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Particle Morphology and Elemental Composition of Heavy Fuel Oil Ash at Varying Atomization Pressures, Daniel Abraham Tovar

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Computational and Experimental Study of Degeneration, Damage and Failure in Biological Soft Tissues, Gregory Allen Von Forell

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A Multiobjective Optimization Method for Collaborative Products with Application to Engineering-Based Poverty Alleviation, Nicholas Scott Wasley

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Trajectory Generation and Optimization for Experimental Investigation of Flapping Flight, Michael Schnebly Wilcox

Theses/Dissertations from 2012

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Numerical Investigation of Internal Wave-Vortex Dipole Interactions, Tyler D. Blackhurst

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Evaluation and Development of Actuators for Lamina Emergent Mechanisms with Emphasis on Flat Solenoids, Justin Durant Black

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Measurement and Analysis of Gas Composition in a Staged and Unstaged Oxy-Fired Pulverized Coal Reactor with Warm Flue Gas Recycle, Skyler Charles Chamberlain

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Method for the Simulated Layup of Composite Fabrics, David M. Christensen

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The Influence of Nozzle Spacing and Diameter on the Acoustic Emissions of Closely Spaced Supersonic Jet Arrays, Ian S. Coltrin

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A Method for Exploring Optimization Formulation Space in Conceptual Design, Shane Keawe Curtis

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Application of Two-Color Pyrometry to Characterize the Two-Dimensional Temperature and Emissivity of Pulverized-Coal Oxy-Flames, Teri Snow Draper

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Internal Wave Generation Over Rough, Sloped Topography: An Experimental Study, Lauren Elizabeth Eberly

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Mechanical Properties and MEMS Applications of Carbon-Infiltrated Carbon Nanotube Forests, Walter C. Fazio

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Investigation of Compliant Space Mechanisms with Application to the Design of a Large-Displacement Monolithic Compliant Rotational Hinge, Robert McIntyre Fowler

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The Application of Origami to the Design of Lamina Emergent Mechanisms (LEMs) with Extensions to Collapsible, Compliant and Flat-Folding Mechanisms, Holly Greenberg

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Measurement of Thermal Diffusivities Using the Distributed Source, Finite Absorption Model, James B. Hall

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The Biomechanical Implications of an Intrinsic Decompressive Pre-Load on a Posterior Dynamic Stabilization System, Jeffrey Ellis Harris

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A Methodology for Strategically Designing Physical Products that are Naturally Resistant to Reverse Engineering, Stephen P. Harston

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Investigation of Internal Wave Spectra Due to Observed Interactions, Benjamin Lee Hillyard

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Effective Collaboration Through Multi User CAx by Implementing New Methods of Product Specification and Management, Vonn L. Holyoak

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The Effects of Freestream Turbulence on Serpentine Diffuser Distortion Patterns, Jesse Scott Johnson

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Liquid Jet Impingement Experiments on Micro Rib and Cavity Patterned Superhydrophobic Surfaces in Both Cassie and Wenzel States, Michael G. Johnson

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Application of High Resolution Electron Backscatter Diffraction(HR-EBSD) Techniques to Twinning Deformation Mechanism in AZ31 Magnesium Alloy, Ali Khosravani

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Evaluation of Advanced Conductive Nickel Materials for Strain Sensing in Carbon Fiber Reinforced Polymers, Michael Christian Koecher

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Mathematical Framework for Early System Design Validation Using Multidisciplinary System Models, Bradley Jared Larson

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Estimated Instability and Breaking of Internal Waves due to Time-dependent Shear, Leonardo A. Latorre

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Modeling of Complex Pentahedron Solar Still Covers to Optimize Distillate, Jeremy D. LeFevre

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An Optimization-Based Method of Traversing Dynamic s-Pareto Frontiers, Patrick K. Lewis

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The Extraction of Shock Waves and Separation and Attachment Lines From Computational Fluid Dynamics Simulations Using Subjective Logic, Matthew C. Lively

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Microscopic Light Field Particle Image Velocimetry, Bryce Adam McEwen

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Buckling Failure Boundary for Cylindrical Tubes in Pure Bending, Daniel Peter Miller

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Data Consistency and Conflict Avoidance in a Multi-User CAx Environment, Robert Aaron Moncur

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Force Optimization and Flow Field Characterization from a Flapping Wing Mechanism, Nathaniel Stephen Naegle

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Three Dimensional Characterization of Vocal Fold Fluid Structure Interactions, Joseph R. Nielson

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Effects of Haptic and 3D Audio Feedback on Pilot Performance and Workload for Quadrotor UAVs in Indoor Environments, Robert Mark Philbrick

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Vibrotactile Feedback Generation Using Envelope Waveforms and Eccentric-Mass Motors, Michael G. Plooster

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Comparison of 3-D Friction Stir Welding Viscoplastic Finite Element Model with Weld Data and Physically-Simulated Data, Maria Posada

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Investigation of a Planetary Differential for Use as a Continuously Variable Transmission, Austin B. Randall

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Analytical Thermal Model of Friction Stir Welding with Spatially Distributed Heat Source, Gordon Scott Reese

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Investigation and Implementation of a Robust Temperature Control Algorithm for Friction Stir Welding, Kenneth A. Ross

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The Effect of Friction Stir Welding Process Parameters on Charpy V-Notch Impact Toughness in HSLA-65, Samuel C. Sanderson

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Failure Mechanisms and Texture Evolution of Wrought AZ31B Magnesium at Temperatures Ranging from 25 C to 125 C, Jonathan Michael Scott

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Application of Parametric NURBS Geometry to Mode Shape Identification and the Modal Assurance Criterion, Evan D. Selin

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Application of Subjective Logic to Vortex Core Line Extraction and Tracking from Unsteady Computational Fluid Dynamics Simulations, Ryan Phillip Shaw

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Laboratory Experiments on Colliding Nonresonant Internal Wave Beams, Sean Paul Smith

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Methods for Identifying Acoustic Emissions From the Front Face of a Small Piezoelectric Blower, Brad K. Solomon

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The Composition and Morphology of Coal Ash Deposits Collected in an Oxy-Fuel, Pulverized Coal Reactor, Curtis K. Stimpson

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Characterization and Biomechanical Analysis of the Human Lumbar Spine with In Vitro Testing Conditions, Dean K. Stolworthy

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A Hybrid Bishop-Hill Model for Microstructure Sensitive Design, Ribeka Takahashi