Mining and Nuclear Engineering Dissertations

Mining and Nuclear Engineering Dissertations



Dissertations from 2017


Pillar design for St. Peter sandstone formation, Francis Anohomah Arthur


Modeling dynamic community acceptance of mining using agent-based modeling, Mark Kofi Boateng


The influence of caprock on blast fragmentation distribution, Matthew Kurtis Coy


Characterization and numerical simulation of the microstructural and micromechanical viscoelastic behavior of oil sands using the discrete element method, Eric Kofi Gbadam


Studies on neutron diffraction and X-ray radiography for material inspection, Fahima Fahmida Islam


Real-time diesel particulate matter monitoring in underground mine atmospheres, association with the standard method and related challenges, Muhammad Usman Khan


LHD vibrations analysis and numerical modeling during operations, Kgosietsile Kolobe


Thermomechanical fatigue life investigation of an ultra-large mining dump truck tire, Wedam Nyaaba


Gamma spectroscopy by artificial neural network coupled with MCNP, Huseyin Sahiner

Dissertations from 2016


Evaluating of scale-up methodologies of gas-solid spouted beds for coating triso nuclear fuel particles using advanced measurement techniques, Neven Y. Ali


Applications of simulation and optimization techniques in optimizing room and pillar mining systems, Angelina Konadu Anani


Dynamic impact of ageing dump truck suspension systems on whole-body vibrations in high-impact shovel loading operations, Saeid R. Dindarloo


Modeling explosive lensing on a cylindrical body in air: A first step towards sealing an underwater offshore oil spill, Phillip Russell Mulligan


Cable shovel dipper stress and fatigue failure modeling in formation excavation engineering, Muhammad Azeem Raza


Proactive strategies in personal dose monitoring, prevention and mitigation, Manish Kumar Sharma


Thorium-based mixed oxide fuel in a pressurized water reactor: A feasibility analysis with MCNP, Lucas Powelson Tucker


Subterranean photobioreactors for commercial-industrial scale algal culture, Daniel James Vidt


Study of heat transfer phenomenon during natural convection, Muhammad Yousaf

Dissertations from 2015


Iterative CT reconstruction from few projections for the nondestructive post irradiation examination of nuclear fuel assemblies, Muhammad Imran Khan Abir


A novel powder factor based bench blast design method for large surface coal mines, Andrew Clifford Blair


Analysis of effects of surface roughness and local surface imperfections on measured pressure, Laurin Ashley Bookout


Characterization of bending fatigue mini-specimens for nuclear materials, Ahmed Suliman R. Haidyrah


Impact of thorium based molten salt reactor on the closure of the nuclear fuel cycle, Safwan Qasim Mohammad Jaradat


Describing local community acceptance with discrete choice theory for enhanced community engagement, Sisi Que


The relative effect of charge dimensions on elastic vibration attenuation and blast-induced seismic energy concepts, Nathan Thomas Rouse


Numerical study on scaling effects and decoupled network-based simulation of gaseous explosion, Liang Wang

Dissertations from 2014


Development of a flat-panel x-ray source, Edwin Joseph Grant


Local liquid velocity measurement of trickle bed reactor using digitial industrial X-ray radiography, Khairul Anuar Mohd Salleh


Development of a nitrogen incorporated ultrananocrystalline diamond film based field emitter array for a flat panel X-ray source, Chrystian Mauricio Posada


Synthesis of radioactive and nonradioactive nanostructures through radiolytic and wet chemistry, Jessika Viviana Rojas Marin


Thermal-fluid modeling of the Missouri S&T reactor, Susan Maria Sipaun

Dissertations from 2013


Spatial variation of AMD related CO₂ emissions on reclaimed mine spoil, Moagabo Mathiba


Design, development and characterization of a novel neutron and X-ray combined computed tomography system, Vaibhav Sinha

Dissertations from 2012


Underground mine fire simulation using multiscale modeling approach, Xichen Zhang


Fractal oxidation kinetics and risk evaluation of spontaneous combustion in coal mines, Yutao Zhang

Dissertations from 2011


Diesel particulate matter dispersion analysis in underground metal/nonmetal mines using computational fluid dynamics, Yi Zheng

Dissertations from 2010


Dead time and count loss determination for radiation detection systems in high count rate applications, Amol Patil

Dissertations from 2009

A fuzzy logic based predictor model for disc cutter chip production rate, Oyku Selimoglu

Dissertations from 2008


Mechanics of dump truck vibrations in high-impact shovel loading operations, Nassib Aouad


Development of a high-resolution target movement monitoring system for convergence monitoring in mines, Tristan H. Jones


Design and optimization of abrasive slurry feed system, control circuit and jet drilling tool for mining applications,, Pradeep Nambiath


Design and evaluation of a virtual reality training system for new underground rockbolters, David Nutakor

Dissertations from 2007


Dynamic dragline modeling and boom stress analysis for efficient excavation, Nuray Demirel

Use of ground penetrating radar (GPR), reflection seismic and electrical resistivity geophysical methods in detecting geological anomalies for the purposes of safety and exploration at underground and surface mines, Vanja Dezelic


Analysis of the holistic impact of the hydrogen economy on the coal industry, Shannon Perry Lusk

Dissertations from 2006

Dynamic modeling of cable shovel-formation interactions for efficient oil sands excavation, Kwame Awuah-Offei

A preliminary investigation of the blade formation and cutting process of the linear shaped charges, Seokbin Lim


An analysis and policy implications of comfort levels of diverse constituents with reported units for blast vibrations and limits: closing the communication gap, Braden Lusk


Novel method of fragmentation control in explosively loaded metal cylinders, Mark F. C. Schmidt

Discovery of an optimum selective mining unit for a high quality selective deposit, Piotr Szmigiel

Dissertations from 2004

The development of a coal material flow analysis, indicators, and models to facilitate the creation of public policy, Joel R. Warneke

Dissertations from 2003

Strategies for automating open pit mine haulage planning, Terry Alan Bush

Use of data mining techniques for mine machine condition monitoring, Hui Hu

Dynamic finite element analysis of precracked, notched and layered Charpy impact tests, Jaime H. McCoy

Spectral algorithm modifications for (alpha,N) reactions on beryllium in the SOURCES computer code, Erik F. Shores

Dissertations from 2001


Shock wave interactions at explosive/metallic interfaces, Jason Baird

Three-dimensional nodal neutron transport program with the ability to handle spatial heterogeneities, Micheal Addison Smith

Dissertations from 2000


Rock toughness and disc cutting, Richard E. Gertsch

The study and development of a single-stage dewatering and briquetting process for commercial-scale coal fines recovery, Stephen Wai-Sing Kan

The scale-up behavior of coal logs for the Coal Log Pipeline technology, Bing Zhao

Dissertations from 1999

Buildup factor formulae for multi-layer shields, Mevlut Guvendik


Nuclear fuel pellet quality control using artificial intelligence techniques, Xiaolong Song

Dissertations from 1998

Genetic algorithms - a new technique for solving the neutron spectrum unfolding problem, David Wayne Freeman

Dissertations from 1997

Nuclear reaction secondary particle dose distributions and dose enhancement by boron neutron capture in proton beam therapy evaluated using the LAHET Code System, Peter Gyula Laky

Dissertations from 1996

Repeat shear method for the determination of residual shear strength of rock, Abdul Jaleel Afridi

An investigation of the deformation of underground excavations in salt and potash mines, Sangki Kwon

Waterjet enhanced mechanical excavation for rock, Jian Xu

Dissertations from 1995

Multidimensional neutral particle transport in cylindrical media using the singularity subtraction technique, Phillip D. Ferguson

Double spherical harmonics - finite element treatment of neutron transport in planar and cylindrical geometries, Hatem Khouaja


Respirable coal dust control using surfactants - with special emphasis on a liquid spray system, Jin Kim

Calculation of gamma ray efficiency and response function of a Ge detector by the Monte Carlo Method, Bijaya Shrestha

Effects of spatial positioning and surface characteristics of simulated rock-joints on presplit blasting, Syed M. Tariq

Dissertations from 1993

Three-dimensional elastic analysis of underground openings in isotropic and transversely isotropic rocks using the boundary element method, Mehdi Loloi

Development of inservice inspection priorities for nuclear power plant components, T. V. Vo

Dissertations from 1992

Characterization of pyrite surface and evaluation of effect of absorbed depressants on pyrite flotation, Yungchin Ding

Dissertations from 1991

High pressure water jets in rock excavation, Jianchi Yao

Dissertations from 1989

Mixed convection in laminar/turbulent separated backward-facing step flows, Jen-Tai Lin

Development of a geostatistical analysis program for sulphide deposits of southeastern Missouri, Neal Borden Nagel

Abrasive jet cutting and drilling of rock, Sina Yazici

Dissertations from 1988

An advanced implementation of the boundary element method for plane-strain elastoplasticity, Aarao de Andrade Lima

Engineering properties and clay mineralogy of Illinois coal-mine roof shales and underclays, Sanga Tangchawal

Shock losses around underground overcasts, Jerry C. Tien

Dissertations from 1987

Automation of a jumbo drill using electrohydraulic cylinders, Robert Andrew Sickler

Dissertations from 1985

The development of a general equilibrium model to determine the prices for lead and zinc, Karl E. Burgher

Numerical simulation of mixing processes in two-dimensional channel flows, Milan Karel Straka

Dissertations from 1984

Statistical approach to sensitivity analysis of thermal-hydraulic parameters applied to the safety of nuclear reactors during two-phase flow, M. Smaeil Mahjoobi Assil

Dissertations from 1982

Comparative study of the boundary element technique and the finite element method in two dimensional eigenvalue problem, Farough Baradari

The role of borehole pressure containment on surface ground vibration levels at close scaled distances, Salah Abdulhamid Taqieddin

Dissertations from 1980

Design of longwall systems, Jimmy Dale Cole

An alternate high pressure injection system for pressurized-water reactors, Gary Edward Mueller

The effect of availability improvement of a nuclear power plant on the cost of generating electricity, Seyyed Mohammad Reza Nejat

Dissertations from 1979

Hybrid simulation of underground trackless equipment, Louis Pierre Gignac

Dissertations from 1978

Fast breeder reactor blanket management: Comparison of LMFBR and GCFR blankets, Mohammad Hossein Jankhah

A total cost approach to mine roof support selection, Wesley Clare Patrick

Dissertations from 1977

Investigation of rock slotting by high pressure water jet for use in tunneling, Ahmed Awaad Saie

Dissertations from 1976

PUMN: A radiation damage simulation computer program for the winery system, John Paul Kuspa

Burden-rock stiffness and its effect on fragmentation in bench blasting, Norman Saylor Smith

Dissertations from 1975

Effect of photoneutrons on transients of beryllium reflected reactors, Safdar Ahmad Ali


Optimizing underground, trackless loading and hauling systems, Richard Lee Bullock

A computer technique for calculating the radiological consequences of pressurized water reactor power plant hypothetical accidents, Charles Francis Gill