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Theses from 2020

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Exploration Of Nozzle Circumferential Flow Attenuation and Efficient Expansion For Rotating Detonation Rocket Engines, Zane J. Berry

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Application of the Virtual Fields Method to the Material Properties Identification Using Pressure Gradients, Carlos A. Borras Abdala

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Development Of A Computationally Inexpensive Method Of Simulating Primary Droplet Breakup, Brendon A. Cavainolo

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Flame Vortex Dynamics in a Model Ramjet Combustor, Chandler W. Crimmins

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Maximizing Bass Reflex System Performance Through Optimization of Port Geometry, Bryce Doll

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Virtual Experiments for Engineering Education, Amy P. Lebanoff

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An Experimental Validation of a Revised Paschen's Law Relating to the ESD of Aerospace Vehicle Surfaces, Manuela Morales

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Bone Growth and Remodeling: From Concept to Simulations, Kestrel J. Pourchot

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Assessing 3D Printability of Bioinks, Nicole Ramirez

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Ensuring Positive Definiteness in Linear Viscoelastic Material Functions Based on Prony Series, Christopher D. Rehberg

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Optimizing a Parabolic Solar Trough's Receiver with an IR Selective Coating, Adil Riahi

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Thermal-hydraulic Optimization of the Heat Exchange Between a Molten Salt Small Modular Reactor and a Super-critical Carbon Dioxide Power Cycle, James Sherwood

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A Generalized Low Order Model for Vortex Shedding From a Tandem Cylinder Arrangement Using Delay Coupled Van der Pol Oscillators, Michael Soroka

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Degradation From CMAS Infiltration in 7YSZ EB-PVD Thermal Barrier Coatings, Zachary Stein

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Development of a Bluff Body Stabilized Combustor for Liquid Fuels at Elevated Pressures, Michael E. Tonarely

Theses from 2019

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Sintering Behavior, Structural, and Catalytic Properties of Ytterbium Oxide (Yb2O3), Alina Aftab

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The Hydrodynamic Length Scale of a Detonation Wave, Karena L. Boyd

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Experiment and Computational Analysis on Effect of Plasma Actuation Incompressible Flow around Tandem Cylinders, Emmanuel C. Gabriel-Ohanu

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The Influence of 3D Porous Chitosan-Alginate Biomaterial Scaffold Properties on the Behavior of Breast Cancer Cells, Minh-Chau N. Le

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Method to Discretize Continuous Gradient Structures and Calculate Thermal Residual Stresses within Layered Functionally Graded Ceramics, Ryan E. Neale

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Investigation of Blast Wave Attenuation Using Aluminum Particles, Kenji Palavino

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Mechanical Characterization of Anisotropic Fused Deposition Modeled Polylactic Acid Under Combined Monotonic Bending and Torsion Conditions, Aaron T. Santomauro

Theses from 2018

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Application of Trained POD-RBF to Interpolation in Heat Transfer and Fluid Mechanics, Rebecca A. Ashley

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Optimal Sintering Temperature of Ceria-doped Scandia Stabilized Zirconia for Use in Solid Oxide Fuel Cells, Amanda K. Assuncao

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Processing of Cubic Stabilized Zirconia Electrolyte Membranes For Electrolyte-Supported Single Cell Solid Oxide Fuel Cells Using Tape Casting, Arturo Coronado Rodriguez

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Equibiaxial Flexural Strength Testing of Advance Ceramics, Ryan T. Jordan

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Flow Control of Tandem Cylinders Using Plasma Actuators, Jonah Larsen

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Mechanisms of Lean Flame Extinction, Ian M. Lasky

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Mechanical Properties of the Skeleton of Acropora Cervicornis, Bridget Masa

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The Exploration of Rotating Detonation Dynamics Incorporating a Coal-Based Fuel Mixture, John P. Rogan

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Initiation of Sustained Reaction in Premixed, Combustible Supersonic Flow Via a Predetonator, Daniel A. Rosato

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Raman Spectroscopy of the Skeleton of the Coral Acropora Cervicornis, Zachary C. Shepard

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A Machine Learning Approach to Assess the Separation of Seismocardiographic Signals by Respiration, Brian Solar

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Mimicking Blood Rheology for More Accurate Modeling in Benchtop Research, Lindsey Webb

Theses from 2017

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Anisotropy Evolution Due to Surface Treatment on 3D-Printed Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) of Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS), Blake E. Lozinski

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Atmospheric Entry, Dillon A. Martin

Theses from 2016

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Flame-Turbulence Interaction for Deflagration to Detonation, Jessica Chambers

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Smart Material Actuation and Morphing for Unmanned Aircraft Systems, Caio H. Da Silva Lima

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Design and Investigation of Vitiated-Air Heater for Oblique Detonation-Wave Engine, Matthew M. Hoban

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An Experimental Investigation of Heat Transfer for Arrays of impingement Jets onto the Featured Surfaces with Cylindrical and Elliptical Raised Surfaces, Marc A. Medina

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Conjugate Heat Transfer Analysis of Combined Regenerative and Discrete Film Cooling in a Rocket Nozzle, Charlotte M. Pearce

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Finite Element Simulation of Single-lap Shear Tests Utilizing the Cohesive Zone Approach, Wilson A. Perez

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A Parametric Study of Meso-Scale Patterns for Auxetic Mechanical Behavior Optimization, Matthew C. Schuler

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Characterization of Dispersion and Residual Stress in Nanoparticle Reinforced Hybrid Carbon Fiber Composites, Alex Selimov

Theses/Dissertations from 2015

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Dynamic Response of a Multi-Span Curved Beam From Moving Transverse Point Loads, Amanda Alexander

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Design of a Physical Windkessel Model for Use in LVAD In-vitro Benchtop Modeling, Kyle W. Beggs

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Effects of Binary Solvent System on Morphology of Particles, Patrick Besana

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Hybrid Carbon Fiber Alumina Nanocomposite for Non-Contact Stress Sensing Via Piezospectroscopy, Imad Hanhan

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Design and Evaluation of a Test Platform for Thermal Mechanical and Acoustical Loading, Abdi Jasmin

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Development of a Set of Force Response Equations to Represent the Musculature in Infants to Study Development Dysplasia of the Hip, Brendan Jones

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Frequency-Domain Faraday Rotation Spectroscopy (FD-FRS) for Functionalized Particle and Biomolecule Characterization, Richard Murdock

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Compendium of Thermoviscoplasticity Modeling Parameters for Materials Under Non-isothermal Fatigue, Nathan O'Nora

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A Mechanics-Based Approach for Putt Distance Optimization, Pascual Santiago-Martinez

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Understanding and Modeling Pathways to Thrombosis, John Seligson

Theses/Dissertations from 2014

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The Thermodynamics of Planetary Engineering on the Planet Mars, Christopher Barsoum

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Modeling Financial Markets Using Concepts From Mechanical Vibrations and Mass-Spring Systems, Michael Gandia

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Experimental and Numerical Investigations of Microdroplet Evaporation with a Forced Pinned Contact Line, Kevin Gleason

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Effects of Relaxed Assumptions on the State Switching Technique, Stephen Ilardi

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Scalable Nano Particle Production of Low Bioavailability Pharmaceuticals for Augmented Aqueous Solubility, Aaron Madden

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The TLC Method for Modeling Creep Deformation and Rupture, David May

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Ignition Studies of Diisopropyl Ketone, A Second-Generation Biofuel, Owen Pryor

Theses/Dissertations from 2013

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A Simplified Approach to Thermomechanical Fatigue and Application to V-shaped Notches, Thomas Bouchenot

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Numerical simulation of fracture of a nano-paper coated e-glass/polyester composite with thermal damage, Zachary Graham

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Microscopic Surface Textures Created by Interfacial Flow Instabilities, Jing Gu

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Strategically minded dynamic analysis of strategic flight bat maneuvers, Marie Kaspryzk

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Application of non-local approaches for predicting the response of v-notch under thermomechanical fatigue loading, Trung Nguyen

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Fracture Toughness of a Hyperelastic Material During Surgical Cutting, Kevin Smith

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A computed tomography-based model of the infant hip anatomy for dynamic finite element analysis of hip dysplasia biomechanics, Kyle Snethen

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Development and Validation of an Absorption Sensor for Time-Resolved Measurements of CO and CO2, Kyle Thurmond

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Production, control and actuation of micron-sized particles in a microfluidic T-junction, James Wilson

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Characterization of Polyetherimide Under Static, Dynamic, and Multiple Impact Conditions, Bryan Zuanetti

Theses/Dissertations from 2012

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Adding cerebral autoregulation to a lumped parameter model of blood flow, Russell Gentile

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Computational fluid dynamics investigation of the orientation of a pediatric left ventricle assist device cannula to reduce stroke events, Stephen Guimond

Theses/Dissertations from 2011

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Heat transfer study of a triple row impingement channel at large impingement heights, Roberto Claretti

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Vortex tilting and the enhancement of spanwise flow in flapping wing flight, Spencer Frank

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Investigation on interactions of unsteady wakes and film cooling on an annular endwall, Matthew J. Golsen

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Toward increasing performance and efficiency in gas turbines for power generation and aero-propulsion unsteady simulation of angled discrete-injection coolant in a hot gas path crossflow, Perry L. Johnson

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An experimental and numerical study of secondary flows and film cooling effectiveness in a transonic cascade, James C. Kullberg

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Effect of rib aspect ratio on heat transfer and friction in rectangular channels, Lucky Vo Tran

Theses/Dissertations from 2010

The aerodynamic losses with the addition of film cooling in a high-speed annular cascade, Timothy Casey

Extrapolation Techiques for Very Low Cycle Fatigue Behavior of a Ni-base Superalloy, Brian R. Daubenspeck

In-situ stress measurements of EB-PVD thermal barrier coatings using synchrotron x-ray diffraction under thermo-mechanical loading, Rene Orlando Diaz

Characterization of the mechanical behavior of a twill dutch woven wire mesh, Steven M. Kraft

Stress concentration factors for v-notched plates under axisymmetric pressure, Nathan J. Mutter

Measurements and modeling of transpiration cooling, Greg A. Natsui

Rate handling methods in variable amplitude fatigue cycle processing, Ryan O'Kelley

A comparison of kansa and hermitian RBF interpolation techniques for the solution of convection-diffusion problems, Erik Rodriguez

Pressure losses experienced by liquid flow through straight PDMS microchannels of varying diameters, Darrel W. Wright

Theses/Dissertations from 2009

An efficient method for the optimization of viscoplastic constitutive model constants, Erik A. Hogan

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Numerical solution of the two-phase incompressible navier-stokes equations using a gpu-accelerated meshless method, Jesse Kelly

Effects of electrode microstructure and electrolyte parameters on intermediate temperature solid oxide fuel cell (ITSOFC) performance, Edward J. Naimaster

Analysis of the orbit lowering and attitude control performance of a magnetic coil-augmented gossamer sail, John Robinson

Heat transfer augmentation in a rectangular duct characterized by an impinging jet inlet : design of experiment, Carson D. Slabaugh

Theses/Dissertations from 2008

Cooling techniques for advanced gas turbines, Stephanie Kersten

Development of an experimental setup for the study of film pulsation effects on film cooling effectiveness, Jan H. Marsh

Design and computational analysis of aerodynamics in an annular cascade, William J. McDonald

Next generation heat transfer fluids : experimental study of nano-oxide and carbon nanotube suspensions in water, Denitsa Milanova

Computational analysis of alternative aortic bypass for left ventricle assistant device (LVAD), Andres F. Osorio

Theses/Dissertations from 2007

Analysis of high speed radially rotating high-temperature heat pipes, Luis O. Gonzalez

Wakeboards : correlation of cognitive and analytical data on fins, Ramon J. Rosquete