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Theses/Dissertations from 2012

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Design and Testing of a Biological Microelectromechanical System for the Injection of Thousands of Cells Simultaneously, Gregory Herlin Teichert

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An Investigation of the Ward Leonard System for Use in a Hybrid or Electric Passenger Vehicle, Cody L. Telford

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Mathematical Model and Experimental Exploration of the Nanoinjector Lance Array, Nathan C. Toone

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Study on the Fracture Toughness of Friction Stir Welded API X80, Allan M. Tribe

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Biomechanical Implications of Lumbar Spinal Ligament TransectionA Finite Element Study, Gregory Allen Von Forell

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Multi-User Methods for FEA Pre-Processing, Prasad Weerakoon

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Integration of Massive Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Games Client-Server Architectures with Collaborative Multi-User Engineering CAx Tools, Joshua D. Winn

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Cavitation of a Water Jet in Water, Michael Marshall Wright

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NO, Burnout, Flame Temperature, Emissivity, and Radiation Intensity from Oxycombustion Flames, Darrel Patrick Zeltner

Theses/Dissertations from 2011

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Microstructural Evaluation in Friction Stir Welded High Strength Low Alloy Steels, Majid Abbasi Gharacheh

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Three-Dimensional Numerical Simulations of Liquid Laminar Flow Over Superhydrophobic Surfaces with Post Geometries, Abolfazl Amin

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Characterization of the Initial Flow Rate of Information During Reverse Engineering, Nicole Anderson

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Efficient, Accurate, and Non-Gaussian Error Propagation Through Nonlinear, Closed-Form, Analytical System Models, Travis V. Anderson

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Devices and Methods for Electro-Physical Transport of DNA Across Cell Membranes, Quentin Theodore Aten

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A Comparative Evaluation of an Educational Program Designed to Enable Mechanical Engineering Students to Develop Global Competence, Aaron Gerald Ball

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Detail Extraction from Electron Backscatter Diffraction Patterns, John A. Basinger

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A Proteolytic Process to Simulate the Mechanics of Disc Dengeration in Bovine Cadaveric Tissue, Timothy A. Bishop

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Mechanical Characterization of the Interspinous Ligament using Anisotropic Small Punch Testing, Rachel Jane Bradshaw

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The Composition and Distribution of Coal-Ash Deposits Under Reducing and Oxidizing Conditions From a Suite of Eight Coals, David R. Brunner

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Soap Bubbles and Solid Spheres: Collisions and Interactions, Joshua A. Bryson

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Nanocomposite High Displacement Strain Gauges for use in Human-Machine Interfaces: Applications in Hand Pose Determination, Thomas B. Calkins

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Numerical Analysis on the Effects of Blade Loading on Vortex Shedding and Boundary Layer Behavior in a Transonic Axial Compressor, Kenneth Phillip Clark

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Spinal Implant with Customized and Non-Linear Stiffness, Eric Ray Dodgen

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Design and Analysis of a Flapping Wing Mechanism for Optimization, Ryan Brandon George

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Direct Numerical Simulation of Transonic Wake Flow in the Presence of an Adverse Pressure Gradient and Streamline Curvature, Jeffrey Reed Gibson

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Automated Flow Path Design Optimization Using Mesh Morphing, William Dennis Gough

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Investigation of DC Motors for Electric and Hybrid Electric Motor Vehicle Applications Using an Infinitely Variable Transmission, Benjamin Carson Groen

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Modeling, Design, and Testing of an Underwater Microactuation System Using a Standard MEMS Foundry Process, Gregory L. Holst

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Experimental Characterization of Baffle Plate Influence on Turbulent and Cavitation Induced Vibrations in Pipe Flow, Gavin J. Holt

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The Passive Load-Bearing Capacity of the Human Lumbar Spine in the Neutral Standing Posture, Shaun B. Jeffs

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Strain Monitoring of Carbon Fiber Composite with Embedded Nickel Nano-Composite Strain Gage, Timothy Michael Johnson

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An Analysis of Analytical Methods to Produce a Varying Angular Output from a Constant Angular Input Using Gearsets, Isaac R. Jones

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Return on Investment Analysis for Implementing Barriers to Reverse Engineering and Imitation, Darren C. Knight

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Characterization of High Inlet Diffusion Low Flow Coefficient Inducer Pumps for Space Propulsion in the Presence of a Cavitation Control Device, Jeffrey Raymond Krise

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An Evaluation of Constitutive Laws and their Ability to Predict Flow Stress over Large Variations in Temperature, Strain, and Strain Rate Characteristic of Friction Stir Welding, Katherine Lynn Kuykendall

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Toward the Design of a Statically Balanced Fully Compliant Joint for use in Haptic Interfaces, Levi Clifford Leishman

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Experimental Study of Liquid Squeeze-flow as it Relates to Human Voice Production, Daniel Victor Lo Forte

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Microstructure Evolution in 304L Stainless Steel Subjected to Hot Torsion at Elevated Temperature, Jian Lu

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Model Decomposition and Constraints to Parametrically Partition Design Space in a Collaborative CAx Environment, Felicia Diane Marshall

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SMB-Interp: an N-Th Order Accurate, Distributed Interpolation Library, Stephen Mardson McQuay

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Multi-Resolution Obstacle Mapping with Rapidly-Exploring Random Tree Path Planning for Unmanned Air Vehicles, Brett Wayne Millar

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Collaborative Products: A Design Methodology with Application to Engineering-Based Poverty Alleviation, Jacob S. Morrise

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Flow-induced Responses of Normal, Bowed, and Augmented Synthetic Vocal Fold Models, Preston Roylance Murray

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Aerial Rendezvous Between an Unmanned Air Vehicle and an Orbiting Target Vehicle, Mark Andrew Owen

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Influence of Supraglottal Geometry and Modeling Choices on the Flow-Induced Vibration of a Computational Vocal Fold Model, Timothy E. Shurtz

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Automated Multidisciplinary Optimizations of Conceptual Rocket Fairings, Ronald S. Smart

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Influence of Subglottic Geometry on Computational and Synthetic Vocal Fold Model Vibration, Simeon L. Smith

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Analytical Modeling and Optimization of a Thermoelectric Heat Conversion System Operating Betweeen Fluid Streams, Stephen H. Taylor

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Analytical Comparison of Multimicrophone Probes in Measuring Acoustic Intensity, Curtis P. Wiederhold

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Expanding Lamina Emergent Mechanism (LEM) Capabilities: Spherical LEMs, LEM Joints, and LEM Applications, Samuel E. Wilding

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Characterization of the Mechanical Response of the Lumbar Spine, Shannon Alisa Zirbel

Theses/Dissertations from 2010

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A New Eulerian-Based Double Continuity Model for Predicting the Evolution of Pair Correlation Statistics under Large Plastic Deformations, Sadegh Ahmadi

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Identifying Potential Applications for Lamina Emergent Mechanisms and Evaluating Their Suitability for Credit-Card-Sized Products, Nathan Bryce Albrechtsen

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A Computationally-assisted Methodology for Rapid Exploration of Design Possibilities in Conceptual Design, Garrett J. Barnum

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Search Pattern Generation and Path Management for Search over Rough Terrain with a Small UAV, Jacob L. Bishop

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Aerial Recovery of Micro Air Vehicles: Orbit Estimation and Tracking, Daniel Clarke Carlson

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Numerical Simulation of Atmospheric Internal Waves with Time-Dependent Critical Levels and Turning Points, Brian Patrick Casaday

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Improved Measurement and Separation Techniques for Interior Near-field Acoustical Holography, Zachary A. Collins

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Joining Polycrystalline Cubic Boron Nitride and Tungsten Carbide by Partial Transient Liquid Phase Bonding, Grant O. Cook III

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Modeling and Testing of DNA Motion for Nanoinjection, Regis Agenor David

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Development of Criteria for Lamina Emergent Mechanism Flexures with Specific Application to Metals, Devin Bradley Ferrell

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Development of a Pseudo-uniform Structural Velocity Metric for Use in Active Structural Acoustic Control, Jeffery M. Fisher

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Automated Tool Design for Complex Free-Form Components, Kevin G. Foster

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Optimization and Correlation of the Penn State Model of Friction Stir Welding to Experimental Welds in 304L Stainless Steel, Devin Donaldson Furse

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Development of a Plasma Arc Manufacturing Process and Machine to Create Metal Oxide Particles in Water From Wire Feedstock, Jonathan Alan George

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Design Principles and Preliminary Actuation Approaches for Novel Multiple-Layer Lamina Emergent Mechanisms, Paul Shumway Gollnick

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Modeling, Design, and Testing of Contact-Aided Compliant Mechanisms in Spinal Arthroplasty, Peter Andrew Halverson

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Optimal Design of a Planar 3-RPR Haptic Interface Based on Manipulability, Wesley Kay Harris

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Methods to Streamline Laminate Composite Design, Analysis, and Optimization, Ammon Ikaika No Kapono Hepworth

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Piezoresistive Nano-Composites: Characterization and Applications, Thomas B. Hyatt

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Recognizing Parametric Geometry from Topology Optimization Results, Shane H. Larsen

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Multiobjective Optimization Method for Identifying Modular Product Platforms and Modules that Account for Changing Needs over Time, Patrick K. Lewis

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Scanning Laser Registration and Structural Energy Density Based Active Structural Acoustic Control, Daniel Alan Manwill

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Integrating Engineering and Communication Tools for the Automation of Design Rationale Capture, Kenneth John Mix

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A Computational Fluid Dynamics Feature Extraction Method Using Subjective Logic, Clifton H. Mortensen

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Straightness of Growth for Carbon Nanotube Microelectromechanical Systems, Kellen S. Moulton

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Using Design of Experiments and Electron Backscatter Diffraction to Model Extended Plasticity Mechanisms In Friction Stir Welded AISI 304L Stainless Steel, Benjamin D. Nelson

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A Design Framework that Employs a Classification Scheme and Library for Compliant Mechanism Design, Brian Mark Olsen

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Quantitative and Qualitative Results from Droplet Impingement Experiments on Superhydrophobic Surfaces with Micro-Ribs for Three Liquid Types, John T. Pearson

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Influence of Material and Geometric Parameters on the Flow-Induced Vibration of Vocal Folds Models, Brian A. Pickup

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Corrosion-related Gas Measurements and Analysis for a Suite of Coals in Staged Pulverized Coal Combustion, Todd A. Reeder

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Particle Image Velocimetry Analysis on the Effects of Stator Loading on Transonic Blade-Row Interactions, Scott B. Reynolds

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Design and Evaluation of a Humanoid Robot for Autism Therapy, Daniel J. Ricks

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Defect Detection Microscopy, Stuart Craig Rogers

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Active Noise Control of a Two-Fan Exhaust-Mounted Array Using Near-Field Control Sources and Error Sensors, Ryan Leonard Rust

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Developing Intelligent Engineering Collaboration Tools Through the use of Design Rationale, Jordan David Ryskamp

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Design and Analysis of a Compliant Mechanism Spinal Implant, Eric M. Stratton

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Investigation of Mechanical Differentials as Continuously Variable Transmissions, Dax B. Wells

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A Flexible Context Architecture for a Multi-User GUI, Yue Xu

Theses/Dissertations from 2009

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Haptic Collision Avoidance for a Remotely Operated Quadrotor UAV in Indoor Environments, Adam M. Brandt

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Automated Data Import and Revision Management in a Product Lifecycle Management Environment, Brad Walton Brooks

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Energy Dissipation Caused by Asphalt Roadway Gouges for Use in Accident Reconstruction, Charles L. Crosby

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Efficient Rotation Algorithms for Texture Evolution, Mark W. Esty

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Radiation and Convection Heat Transfer in Wildland Fire Environments, David J. Frankman

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Characterizing Material Property Tradeoffs of Polycrystalline Diamond for Design Evaluation and Selection, Neil David Haddock

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A Methodology for Designing Product Components with Built-in Barriers to Reverse Engineering, Stephen P. Harston

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Cross-Correlation-Based Texture Analysis Using Kinematically Simulated EBSD Patterns, Joshua Peter Kacher

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CAD-Centric Dynamic Workflow Generation, Travis L. Kenworthy

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Piezoresistive Models for Polysilicon with Bending or Torsional Loads, Gerrit T. Larsen

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Applications of Variation Analysis Methods to Automotive Mechanisms, Robert C. Leishman