Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Dissertations

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Dissertations

 

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Dissertations from 2017

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Reliability prediction in early design stages, Yao Cheng

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Optimal design and freeform extrusion fabrication of functionally gradient smart parts, Amir Ghazanfari

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Additive manufacturing of glass using a filament fed process, Junjie Luo

Dissertations from 2016

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Uncertainty quantification applied to the analysis and design of a hypersonic inflatable aerodynamic decelerator for spacecraft reentry, Andrew J. Brune

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Methodology for analysis of stress, creep, and fatigue behavior of compliant mechanisms, Joshua Allen Crews

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Bayesian inference for dynamic pose estimation using directional statistics, Jacob E. Darling

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Modeling, analysis, and simulation for aqueous-based ceramic pastes in freeze-form extrusion fabrication process, Mingyang Li

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Modeling and control of fuel cell-battery hybrid energy sources, Nima Lotfi

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Research on hybrid manufacturing using industrial robot, Zhiyuan Wang

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Transient CFD simulations of pumping and mixing using electromagnetic, Fangping Yuan

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Efficient time-dependent system reliability analysis, Zhifu Zhu

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Hierarchical control of complex manufacturing processes, Hesam Zomorodi Moghadam

Dissertations from 2015

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Local alternative sources for cogeneration combined heat and power system, Abdulhakim Amer Agll

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Investigation of effect of process parameters on multilayer builds by direct metal deposition, Tarak Amine

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On the design and analysis of compliant mechanisms using the pseudo-rigid-body model concept, Sushrut Gangadhar Bapat

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System integration of hydrogen energy technologies using renewable energy resources, Tarek A Mohammed Hamad

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Design studies of infrastructural development for applications of hydrogen energy technologies, Yousif M. H. Hamad

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Combustion and pollutant characteristics of IC engines fueled with hydrogen and diesel/hydrogen mixtures using 3D computations with detailed chemical kinetics, Hassan A. Khairallah

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Selective laser sintering of bioactive glass scaffolds and their biological assessment for bone repair, Krishna C. R. Kolan

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Optimization based control design techniques for distributed parameter systems, Manoj Kumar

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Pulsed inductive plasma studies by spectroscopy and internal probe methods, Warner Charles Meeks

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Analysis of ion emitting jet structures during ionic liquid electrospraying, Shawn W. Miller

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Investigation of robust optimization and evidence theory with stochastic expansions for aerospace applications under mixed uncertainty, Harsheel R. Shah

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Energy management in electric vehicles: Development and validation of an optimal driving strategy, Warren Santiago Vaz

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Advancements in uncertainty quantification with stochastic expansions applied to supersonic and hypersonic flows, Thomas Kelsey West IV

Dissertations from 2014

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Modeling and simulation of continuous fiber-reinforced ceramic composites, Venkata Bheemreddy

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Probabilistic engineering analysis and design under time-dependent uncertainty, Zhen Hu

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Modeling and simulation of hydrokinetic composite turbine system, Haifeng Li

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Performance evaluation of polyurethane composites using vacuum infusion process, Mohaned M. Mohamed

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Energy deposition into heavy gas plasma via pulsed inductive theta-pinch, Ryan Alan Pahl

Dissertations from 2013

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Numerical modeling of heat transfer and fluid flow in laser metal deposition by powder injection, Zhiqiang Fan

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Bio-inspired design, fabrication and testing of bipolar plates for PEM fuel cells, Nannan Guo

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Approximate dynamic programming based solutions for fixed-final-time optimal control and optimal switching, Ali Heydari

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Observability-enhanced dual-filter design for attitude estimation with minimum observations, Jason D. Searcy

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Interacting stress concentration factors and their effect on fatigue of metallic aerostructures, David Warren Whitley

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Efficient uncertainty quantification in aerospace analysis and design, Yi Zhang

Dissertations from 2012

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Experimental investigations of pseudospark discharge and pseudospark produced intense electron beams, Jing Hu

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The risk mitigation strategy taxonomy and generated risk event effect neutralization method, Daniel A. Krus

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Manufacturing and characterization of soy-based polyurethane composites, Rama Bhadra Raju Vuppalapati

Dissertations from 2011

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Nonlinear modeling and simulation of radial forging process, Jian Chen

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Approximate dynamic programming solutions with a single network adaptive critic for a class of nonlinear systems, Jie Ding

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Femtosecond laser micromachining of microstructures for sensing and detection, Yukun Han

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Dynamic ergonomic analysis and simulation of fastening operation, Akul Shantaram Joshi

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Development of a simple vibration model for predicting the structural dynamics of an HCCI engine, Jeffery A. Massey

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Advanced composites using non-autoclave processes: manufacturing and characterization, V. G. K. Menta

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Sandwich structures with advanced facings, Cody H. Nguyen

Dissertations from 2010

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Effects of optimized and sub-optimum two degree of freedom lining tolerances on modeled inlet acoustic attenuation and normal incidence impedance measurement at elevated temperatures, David R. Burd

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Low-thrust control of orbital elements, Nathan Harl

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Solid oxide fuel cell electrode characterization and improvement for fuel flexibility and supplemental power production, Isaiah D. Kellogg

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Molecular simulation of the infrared absorption cross section and thermophysical properties of a polyatomic fluid, Zhi Liang

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Analysis of laminated architectural glazing subjected to combined wind and debris impact loading, Mahesh Shibarooru Shetty

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Experimental and computational investigations of hydrogen safety, dispersion and combustion for transportation applications, Shravan K. Vudumu

Dissertations from 2009

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Fundamentals of friction stir spot welding, Harsha Badarinarayan

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Information archival and reuse: drawing conclusions from the past, Matt R. Bohm

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Modeling and simulation of high pressure composite cylinders for hydrogen storage, Jianbing Hu

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Guidance, navigation and control system for autonomous proximity operations and docking of spacecraft, Daero Lee

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An experimental and numerical investigation of flapping and plunging wings, Taylor A. Swanson

Layer-to-layer control of laser metal deposition processes, Lie Tang

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Helical force flow: a new engineering mechanics model for biological materials, Jeffery S. Thomas

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Spacecraft formation flight at sun-earth/moon libration points, Douglas Robert Tolbert

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Systematic functional and object-oriented product design frameworks, Jen-Chi Wu

Dissertations from 2008

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Friction stir channeling: an innovative technique for heat exchanger manufacturing, Nagarajan Balasubramanian

Characterization and applications in infrastructure of steel reinforced polymer and grout composites, Bryce L. Barton

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Modeling, analysis and experimentation for building ice parts with supports using rapid freeze prototyping, Frances D. Bryant

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Unsteady flow and heat transfer in periodic complex geometries for the transitional flow regime, Li-Kwen Chen

Immunology based methodology for detecting and searching anomalies, Adarsh Gopinathan Nair

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Uncertainty analysis and sensitivity analysis for multidisciplinary systems design, Jia Guo

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Addressing nonlinear combustion instabilities in highly dilute spark ignition engine operation, Brian C. Kaul

Shear-driven / gravity-driven thin liquid film in separated flow and turbulence modelling, Hai Lan

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Modeling and rendering for development of a virtual bone surgery system, Qiang Niu

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Integrated process planning for a hybrid manufacturing system, Lan Ren

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Three-dimensional laminar and turbulent convection in separated flow, Magesh Thiruvengadam

Optimal control of impulsive systems using adaptive critic based neural networks, Xiaohua Wang

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Virtual prototyping with surface reconstruction and freeform geometric modeling using level-set method, Weihan Zhang

Dissertations from 2007

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A computational theory for the generation of solutions during early conceptual design, Cari R. Bryant

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Mechanical integrity and behavior of thin films and their applications in MEMS, Gang Duan

Model-based probabilistic analysis and design, Beiqing Huang

Modeling and control of friction stir welding, Prabhanjana Kalya

Experimental and numerical study of the adsorption process in a carbon canister, Pavan Shivaram

On-board energy management for high-speed aerospace vehicles: system and component-level energy-based optimization and analysis, Trent M. Taylor

Three-dimensional modeling of the plasma arc and metal transfer in arc welding, Guang Xu

Modeling, estimation and control of mechanical gas face seal systems, Haojiong Zhang

Dissertations from 2006

Modeling and simulation for virtual orthopaedic surgery, Xiaoyi Chi

Process modeling for solidification microstructure and transient thermal stresses in laser aided DMD process, Suhash Ghosh

Cure characterization and process modeling of soy-based composites, Guanghui Liang

Manufacturing and characterization of soy-based resin and nanocomposites, Ahamed Shabeer

Fatigue analysis of V-ribbed serpentine belt drive system, Saikrishna Sundararaman

A computational and experimental study on particulate-sizing diagnostics in laboratory flames, Yingwu Teng

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Neural network based robust nonlinear control, Nishant Unnikrishnan

Three dimensional milling using an abrasive waterjet, Shijin Zhang

Dissertations from 2005

Process planning for multi-axis hybrid manufacturing systems using centroidal axis transform, Kunnayut Eiamsa-ard

Risk in early design (RED), Katie Grantham Lough

Modeling of melt pool thermal behavior in laser material, Lijun Han

Heat and mass transfer in the gas metal arc welding process, Junling Hu

Analysis of thermomechanical and failure behavior of refractory linings in a high temperature black liquor gasifier, Xiaoting Liang

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Investigation of rapid freeze prototyping and investment casting with ice patterns, Qingbin Liu

Interfacial fracture energy (bonding strength) of laser deposited H13 tool steel on H13 tool steel substrate using four point bend test, Hari Janardanan Nair

Interactive freeform solid modeling with haptic interface, Xiaobo Peng

Dynamic response and damage mechanics of automotive glazing subjected to simulated head impact, Shuangmei Zhao

A statistical investigation of broad band noise propagation in turbofan engines, Gabriel Zlavog