Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Masters Theses

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Masters Theses

 

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Theses from 2017

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Entropy-based performance analysis of jet engines; Methodology and application to a generic single-spool turbojet, Mohammad Abbas

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Cathodic protection measurement through inline inspection technology uses and observations, Briana Ley Ferguson

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Bio-inspired flow fields for pem fuel cells- decoupling pressure and distribution effects on performance and identifying design opportunities, Joshua David Heck

Theses from 2016

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Prediction of surface roughness in abrasive waterjet cutting of graphite composite using response surface methodology, Prabhakar Bala

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Mixing dynamics in municipal water storage tanks, Pramod Narayan Bangalore

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Design and analysis of an axisymmetric aerospike supersonic micro-nozzle for a refrigerant-based cold-gas propulsion system for small satellites, Abdalla Ali Bani

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Addressing the influence of carbon monoxide on the behavior of an HCCI engine, Allen Charles Ernst

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Hybrid manufacturing processes for fusion welding and friction stir welding of aerospace grade aluminum alloys, Megan Alexandra Gegesky

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Characterization of electric solid propellant pulsed microthrusters, Matthew Scott Glascock

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An IMU-based spacecraft navigation architecture using a robust multi-sensor fault detection scheme, Samuel J. Haberberger

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Effect of sparse-build internal structure on performance of fused deposition modeling parts, Shixuan Meng

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Effect of build parameters on mechanical properties of ultem 9085 parts by fused deposition modeling, Krishna Prasanth Motaparti

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Intensity control of dielectric barrier discharge filaments, Matthew Crawford Paliwoda

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Development and testing of a fracture energy-based model of explosive asteroid deflection, James A. Veerkamp

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A linear matrix inequality-based approach for the computation of actuator bandwidth limits in adaptive control, Daniel Robert Wagner

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Composite model representation for Computer Aided Design of Functionally Gradient Materials, Fangquan Wang

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Engine sound simulation and generation in driving simulator, Shuang Wu

Theses from 2015

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Experimental and computational analysis of thermosyphon based water heaters, Siddarth Ashokkumar

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Numerical study of upstream and downstream regions of one dimensional detonation wave in a dusty gas medium, Shubhadeep Banik

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Generation and validation of optimal topologies for solid freeform fabrication, Purnajyoti Bhaumik

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American Sign Language alphabet recognition using Microsoft Kinect, Cao Dong

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Thermodynamic and chemical kinetic coupled modeling for the determination of cyclic combustion phasing in HCCI engines, Krishawn Michele Goodwin

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Adjoint-based airfoil shape optimization in transonic flow, Joe-Ray Gramanzini

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Emission and energy analysis of self-sufficient biomass power plant to achieve near net zero CO2 emission, Baburaj Kanagarajan

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Space-based relative multitarget tracking, Keith Allen LeGrand

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An experimental study of fabrication temperature effect on aqueous extrusion freeform fabrication, Jie Li

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Spatial and temporal modulation of heat source using light modulator for advanced thermography, Arvindvivek Ravichandran

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Experimental and computational evaluation of water management and performance of a bio-inspired PEM fuel cell in comparison to a conventional flow field, Venkatanaga Bhaskar Prakash Saripella

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Uncertainty quantification of turbulence model closure coefficients for transonic wall-bounded flows, John Anthony Schaefer

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Freeform extrusion fabrication of titanium fiber reinforced 13-93 bioactive glass scaffolds, Albin Thomas

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Freeze-form extrusion fabrication of boron carbide, Aaron Scott Thornton

Theses from 2014

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Fabrication of out-of-autoclave bismaleimide based composite laminates with embedded fiber optic sensors, Sudharshan Anandan

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Analysis and implementation of PM sampling methodology protocols to aid in the development of an ARP (Aerospace Recommended Practice) for aircraft non-volatile PM measurements, Brian Lowell Catron

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Modelling of directed energy deposition processes, Xueyang Chen

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Performance analysis of cutting graphite-epoxy composite using a 90,000 PSI abrasive waterjet, Aiswarya Choppali

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Effect of stress concentrations on fatigue of composite and metallic structures, Ross Henry Falen

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Improving plasma actuator performance at low pressure, and an analysis of the pointing capabilities of cubesats using plasmonic force propulsion (PFP) thrusters, Paul Daniel Friz

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Impact of fracture spacing and mechanical parameter anisotropy on fracture width in horizontal wells in shales, Deepak Gokaraju

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An interactive product development model in remanufacturing environment: a chaos-based artificial bee colony approach, Vishwa V. Kumar

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Numerical analysis of thermal stress and deformation in multi-layer laser metal deposition process, Heng Liu

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An effectiveness - based analysis of ground coupled heat exchangers, Chou Shen

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A driving simulator study to evaluate the impact of portable changeable message signs (PCMS) on driver speed characteristics, Bharath Kolar Venkat

Theses from 2013

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Development of a postprocessor for a multi-axis CNC milling center, Mihir Satish Adivarekar

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Parameter optimization for controlling aluminum loss when laser depositing Ti-6Al-4V, Richard Charles Barclay

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Numerical investigation of variable transpiration cooling effectiveness in laminar and turbulent flows for hypersonic cruise vehicles, Andrew Joseph Brune

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Analysis and synthesis of mechanisms with fixed-guided compliant segments, Vivekananda Reddy Chinta

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Water management capabilities of bio-inspired flow field configurations for polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cells, Nicholas Warren Freer

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Modeling of fracture and durability of paste-bonded composite joints subjected to hygro-thermal-mechanical loading, David Lee Harris

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Manufacturing and characterization of polyurethane based sandwich composites, Stephen Robert Hawkins

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A generalized approach for compliant mechanism design using the synthesis with compliance method, with experimental validation, Ashish B. Koli

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Development of a methodology for pseudo-rigid-body models of compliant segments with inserts, and experimental validation, Raghvendra Sharadchandra Kuber

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Paste development and co-sintering test of zirconium carbide and tungsten in Freeze-form Extrusion Fabrication, Ang Li

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Libration point orbits near small bodies in the elliptic restricted three-body problem, Bharat Mahajan

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Dynamic contact analysis of a piezoelectrically driven ultrasonic crawler-actuator, Dwight Santiago Maness

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Manufacturing and performance evaluation of out-of-autoclave sandwich composites, Sriram Nagarajan

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Processing of continuous fiber reinforced ceramic composites for ultra high temperature applications using organosilicon polymer precursors, James Robert Nicholas

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Part height control of laser metal additive manufacturing process, Yu-Herng Pan

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Dynamic mechanical analysis and computer simulation of polyurea aerogels, Victoria Ann Prokopf

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Transmission shaft design for hydrokinetic turbine with reliability consideration, Goutham Pusapati

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Development of marker-based human motion capture systems for assembly simulation and ergonomic analysis, Sajeev C. Puthenveetil

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A computational study of driven micro-cavities in supersonic flat plate flow, Thomas Ryan Rehmeier

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Effects of initial conditions on Rayleigh-Taylor instability using elastic-plastic materials, Pamela Susan Roach

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Manual modification and plasma exposure of boron nitride ceramic to study hall effect thruster plasma channel material erosion, Alexander J. Satonik

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A friction prediction model for small SI engines, Avinash Singh

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Numerical modeling of infrared thermography techniques via ANSYS, Hayder Abdulnabi Thajeel

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Enhancement of vortex induced vibrations using roughness strips, Ashwin Vinod

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A new method for failure modes and effects analysis and its application in a hydrokinetic turbine system, Liang Xie

Theses from 2012

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Structural analysis of microsatellites, Yezad H. Anklesaria

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Investigating the effects of internally trapped residuals on the performance of a homogeneous charge compression ignition (HCCI) engine, Aaron David Attebery

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Integration of multiple vision systems and toolbox development, Rohit Vijay Bapat

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Design and development of ionic liquid dual-mode spacecraft propellants, Steven Paul Berg

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A study of the integration of an inlet noise radiation code with the Aircraft Noise Prediction Program, Devin Kyle Boyle

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Control oriented thermal modeling of lithium ion batteries, Derek Brown

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Generic kinematic simulation for verification of laser deposition tool paths, Sweta Dhaveji Chakravadhanula

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Development of Kinectᵀᴿ applications for assembly simulation and ergonomic analysis, Chinmay Prakash Daphalapurkar

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Process planning and control of functionally graded parts using freeze-form extrusion fabrication, Bradley Kenneth Deuser

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Development of a technique for testing of tensile properties with miniature size specimens for metal additive manufacturing, Sujitkumar Dongare

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Force sensing of an asymmetric dielectric barrier discharge using mechanical resonators, Mark Dawson Emanuel

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5-axis tool path generation with collision detection for finish machining of freeform surfaces, Jomy Francis

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Analysis of optimal control derivations for aerial defense, Andrew John Friedrichs

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Fabrication of complex ceramic parts with sacrificial material using freeze-form extrusion fabrication, Diego Armando Garcia Montaño

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A three-dimensional transient simulation of an electrochemical magnetohydrodynamics cell with micro and millielectrode: A unified reconciliation of theory and experiment, Cajon Gonzales

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Ultrasonic communications system for health monitoring of hydrokinetic turbine blades, Andrew James Heckman

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Methods of optimizing the gas exchange process to improve fuel efficiency of small carbureted spark ignition engines, Cory Hannibal Huck

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Prototyping and testing of solar hybrid PV-t panels, Joel Aaron Lamson

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Design of a vortex induced vibration based marine hydro-kinetic energy system, Varun Michael Lobo

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A novel cantilever for bi-harmonic atomic force microscopy, Muthukumaran Loganathan

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Microlens array light trapping in CdTe/CdS solar cells, Patrick Michael Margavio

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Studies of inductive plasmas and their application to theta-pinch devices via numerical modeling, Warner Charles Meeks

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Transient growth and instability control using iteration-varying filter ILC in flexible dual flywheel system, Tong Mu

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Operation of the aerodynamic plasma actuator at high altitude, Timothy Glen Nichols

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Thermal modeling and analysis of polymer electrolyte membrane open cathode fuel cells, Blanca Ollero Loranca

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A planning tool to predict the welding angle in laser metal deposition, Sriram Prabhu

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Gray gas analysis of radiative preheating effects on shock induced combustion, Pratibha Raghunandan

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Advanced moisture modeling of polymer composites, Nathan Robert Roe

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Height dependent laser metal deposition process modeling, Patrick M. Sammons

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Numerical investigation of second-law characteristics of ramjet throttling, Jonathan Albert Sheldon

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Pulmonary fluid dynamics and aerosol drug delivery in the upper tracheobronchial airways under mechanical ventilation conditions, Timothy Andrew Van Rhein

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Enhancing the aerodynamic performance of stepped airfoils, Ranganadhan Voona

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Numerical investigation of plasma actuator configurations for flow separation control at multiple angles of attack, Thomas Kelsey West IV