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Theses/Dissertations from 2009

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Development of a Methodology for Numerical Simulation of a D C ARC Discharge in a Liquid Dielectric, Christopher James Lewis

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A Numerical Model of the Friction Stir Plunge, Stanford Wayne McBride

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Vision-Based Precision Landings of a Tailsitter UAV, Paul Travis Millet

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A Method for Making In Situ Emittance Measurements of Coal Ash Deposits, Travis J. Moore

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Frequency Response of the Skin on the Head and Neck During Production of Selected Speech Sounds, Jacob B. Munger

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Developing Response Surfaces Based on Tool Geometry for a Convex Scrolled Shoulder Step Spiral (CS4) Friction Stir Processing Tool Used to Weld AL 7075, Bryce K. Nielsen

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Numerical Characterizaton of the Inlet Flow in Eleven Radial Flow Turbomachines, Nathan O. Packard

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Evaluation of the Benefits of Oxy-combustion on Emissions from a Compression Ignition Engine, Thomas A. Salt

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Analysis of Induced Vibrations in Fully-Developed Turbulent Pipe Flow Using a Coupled LES and FEA Approach, Thomas P. Shurtz

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Off-axis Stiffness and Piezroresistive Sensing in Large-displacement Linear-motion Microelectromechanical Systems, David G. Smith

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Experimental Characterization of Flow Induced Vibration in Turbulent Pipe Flow, Andrew S. Thompson

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Investigate Correlations of Microstructures, Mechanical Properties and FSW Process Variables in Friction Stir Welded High Strength Low Alloy 65 Steel, Lingyun Wei

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Laminar and Turbulent Flow of a Liquid Through Channels with Superhydrophobic Walls Exhibiting Alternating Ribs and Cavities, Brady L. Woolford

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Development of Methods to Propagate Energy Density and Predict Farfield Directivity Using Nearfield Acoustic Holography, Scott Richard Woolston

Theses/Dissertations from 2008

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Design and Testing of a Pumpless Microelectromechanical System Nanoinjector, Quentin Theodore Aten

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Robust Parameterization Schema for CAx Master Models, Courtney L. Berglund

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Measurements and Modeling of Coal Ash Deposition in an Entrained-Flow Reactor, Ryan P. Blanchard

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Generating CAD Parametric Features Based on Topology Optimization Results, William R. Blattman

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Optimization Constrained CAD Framework with ISO-Performing Design Generator, Kelly Eric Bowman

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Characterizing the Three-Dimensional Behavior of Bistable Micromechanisms, Brian B. Cherry

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Characterization of the Thermal Transport Through a Temporally-Varying Ash Layer, Darron Palmer Cundick

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An Investigation of Positive Engagement, Continuously Variable Transmissions, Ryan R. Dalling

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Characterization of Synthetic, Self-Oscillating Vocal Fold Models, James S. Drechsel

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Parametric Optimization Design System for a Fluid Domain Assembly, Matthew Jackson Fisher

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Attitude Estimation and Maneuvering for Autonomous Obstacle Avoidance by Miniature Air Vehicles, James K. Hall

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Design and Analysis of a Positively Engaged Continuously Variable Transmission, Brandon Levi Haupt

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Development of a Miniature VTOL Tail-Sitter Unmanned Aerial Vehicle, Jeffrey V. Hogge

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Mode I Fracture Toughness Testing of Friction Stir Processed HSLA-65, Jeffery D. Horschel

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Investigation of Heterogeneity of FSW Inconel 718 Coupled with Welding Thermal Cycle, Dong Fang Huang

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Fundamental Components for Lamina Emergent Mechanisms, Joseph O. Jacobsen

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Vision-Assisted Control of a Hovering Air Vehicle in an Indoor Setting, Neil G. Johnson

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Exploring the Common Design Space of Dissimilar Assembly Parameterizations for Interdisciplinary Design, Brady M. Larson

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Material Flow Behavior in Friction Stir Welding, Brian C. Liechty

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A Mechanistic Investigation of Nitrogen Evolution in Pulverized Coal Oxy-Fuel Combustion, Andrew John Mackrory

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An Optimization-Based Framework for Designing Robust Cam-Based Constant-Force Compliant Mechanisms, John Christian Meaders

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Tooth Engagement Evaluation of Involute Spline Couplings, Robert R. Robins

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Design of a Three-Passage Low Reynolds Number Turbine Cascade with Periodic Flow Conditions, Daniel R. Rogers

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Analog Feedback Control of an Active Sound Transmission Control Module, Jason Derek Sagers

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High-level, Product Type-specific Programmatic Operations for Streamlining Associative Computer-aided Design, Nathan W. Scott

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Multi-physics Modeling and Calibration for Self-sensing of Thermomechanical In-plane Microactuators, Kendall B. Teichert

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A Compliant Threshold Acceleration Sensor Integrated with Radio Frequency Identifiable Tags, Benjamin L. Todd

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ECAD to MCAD Interoperability for Automated Enclosure Design, Adam C. Wilcox

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Achieving Complex Motion with Fundamental Components for Lamina Emergent Mechanisms, Brian Geoffrey Winder

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Product Family Design Using Smart Pareto Filters, Jonathan D. Yearsley

Theses/Dissertations from 2007

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An Investigation of a Positive Engagement, Continuously Variable Transmission, Brian S. Andersen

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Principles, Functions, and Concepts for Compliant Mechanically Reactive Armor Elements, Cameron S. Andersen

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Accurate Target Geolocation and Vision-Based Landing with Application to Search and Engage Missions for Miniature Air Vehicles, Duncan B. Barber

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One-Dimensional Performance Modeling of Centrifugal Flow Vaned Diffusers, Jamin J. Bitter

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The Effects of Vortex Generator Jet Frequency, Duty Cycle, and Phase on Separation Bubble Dynamics, Matthew J. Bloxham

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A Geometry-Based Motion Planner for Direct Machining and Control, Robert M. Cheatham

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Particle Size, Gas Temperature, and Impingement Cooling Effects on High Pressure Turbine Deposition in Land Based Gas Turbines from Various Synfuels, Jared M. Crosby

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Autonomic Product Development Process Automation, John E. Daley

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A Generalized Two-Dimensional Model to Reconstruct the Impact Phase in Automobile Collisions, Regis Agenor David

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Design and Fabrication of Out-of-Plane Silicon Microneedles with Integrated Hydrophobic Microchannels, Michael S. Diehl

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Incorporating Grain Size Effects in Taylor Crystal Plasticity, Bradley S. Fromm

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An Investigation of Methods to Homogeneously Entrain and Suspend Abrasive Particles in a Low Pressure Dental Water Jet, Michael Sean Grygla

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Multi-stable Compliant Rolling-contact Elements, Peter Andrew Halverson

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Applications of Search Theory to Coordinated Searching by Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, Steven R. Hansen

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Evaluating the Application of Modularity to Reduce Market Risk in Technology Push Products, Aaron John Hopkinson

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A Numerical Vortex Approach To Aerodynamic Modeling of SUAV/VTOL Aircraft, Douglas F. Hunsaker

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Panoramic Video for Efficient Ground Surveillance from Small Unmanned Air Vehicles, Joseph Aaron Jackson

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Numerical Study of Fully Developed Laminar and Turbulent Flow Through Microchannels with Longitudinal Microstructures, Kevin B. Jeffs

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Bio-Surfaces and Geometric References for a Standardized Biomechanical Design Methodology for Mass Customization, Kimberly A. Jensen

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Adaptive Quaternion Control for a Miniature Tailsitter UAV, Nathan B. Knoebel

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Development of Deployable Wings for Small Unmanned Aerial Vehicles Using Compliant Mechanisms, Steven D. Landon

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Investigation of Particle Velocity and Drag with Spherical and Non-Spherical Particles Through a Backward Facing Step, Kyle Frederick Larsen

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Computationally Efficient Modeling of Transient Radiation in a Purely Scattering Foam Layer, Rudolph Scott Larson

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Tessellated Surface Machining, Jiewu Lu

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Large-Displacement Linear-Motion Compliant Mechanisms, Allen B. Mackay

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Numerical Simulation of Vortex Generating Jets in Zero and Adverse Pressure Gradients, Curtis Lynn Memory

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Integrated Piezoresistive Sensing for Feedback Control of Compliant MEMS, Robert K. Messenger

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Elliptical Rolling Link Toggle Mechanisms for Passive Force Closures with Self-Adjustment, Jacob Ross Montierth

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An Investigation of Wear-Resistant Coatings on an A390 Die-Cast Aluminum Substrate, D. Adam Mower

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Reducing Curvature in Complex Tool Paths by Deviating from CAM-Produced Tool Paths Within a Tolerance Band, George Benjamin Naseath

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Development of a Multiple Microphone Probe Calibrator, Jonathan Reed Oldham

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Optimizing Product Variant Placement to Satisfy Market Demand, Jonathan Roger Parkinson

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One-Dimensional Radial Flow Turbomachinery Performance Modeling, Robert John Pelton

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Effects of Spanwise and Discrete Disturbances on Separating Boundary Layers on Low Pressure Turbine Blades, Daniel D. Reimann

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Characterizing the Frictional Interface in Friction Stir Welding, Daryl A. Stratton

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Development of an Efficient Solar Powered Unmanned Aerial Vehicle with an Onboard Solar Tracker, Troy Dixon Tegeder

Theses/Dissertations from 2006

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Compliant Mechanism Suspensions, Timothy Melvin Allred

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Methods and Metrics for Human Control of Multi-Robot Teams, Jeffrey D. Anderson

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Structuring Emperical Methods for Reuse and Efficiency in Product Development Processes, Marshall Edwin Bare

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Active Minimization of Acoustic Energy Density to Attenuate Radiated Noise from a Diesel Generator, Andrew J. Boone

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Development of a Variational Part Model Using In-Process Dimensional Measurement Error, Shane A. Carlson

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Large 3-D Deflection and Force Analysis of Lateral Torsional Buckled Beams, Robert Parley Chase

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Analysis of Viscous Drag Reduction and Thermal Transport Effects for Microengineered Ultrahydrophobic Surfaces, Jason W. Davies

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Variation Analysis of Involute Spline Tooth Contact, Brian J. De Caires

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Modeling the Mechanical Effects of Liquid Mediated Adhesion Between the Human Vocal Folds, Gifford Zach Decker

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Improved State Estimation for Miniature Air Vehicles, Andrew Mark Eldredge

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Remote Terrain Navigation for Unmanned Air Vehicles, Stephen R. Griffiths

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Settling-Time Improvements in Positioning Machines Subject to Nonlinear Friction Using Adaptive Impulse Control, Tim Hakala

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Recovering Grain Boundary Inclination Parameters Through Oblique Double-Sectioning, Eric Richards Homer

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The Piezoresistive Effect In Microflexures, Gary K. Johns

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A Dynamic Workflow Framework for Mass Customization Using Web Service and Autonomous Agent Technologies, Daniel J. Karpowitz

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Performance of Algebraic Multigrid for Parallelized Finite Element DNS/LES Solvers, Gregory James Larson

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The Storage of Parametric Data in Product Lifecycle Management Systems, Jonathan Gary Lund

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Characterization of Black Liquor Sprays for Application to Entrained-Flow Processes, Andrew John Mackrory

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Numerical Simulation of Plasma-Based Actuator Vortex Control of a Turbulent Cylinder Wake, Nathan Keith McMullin

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Flight Testing Small, Electric Powered Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, Jon N. Ostler