Mining and Nuclear Engineering Masters Theses

Mining and Nuclear Engineering Masters Theses

 

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Theses from 2016

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Mechanics of impulse force reduction for mitigating dump truck vibrations under HISLO conditions, Danish Ali

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Attenuation properties of cement composites: Experimental measurements and Monte Carlo calculations, Raul Fernando Florez Meza

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Studies on flocculation of fine mineral tailings using novel polyacrylamide based polymer, Simin Khatibi

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Deterministic simulation of thermal neutron radiography and tomography, Rajarshi Pal Chowdhury

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Material properties affecting the penetration of metal targets by copper linear shaped charges, Kevin Lee Phelps

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Thermal characterization of phase change materials for thermal energy storage, Rami Mohammad Reda Saeed

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A feasibility study of a nuclear power plant with no moving parts, Jonathan Mark Schattke

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Artificial neural network approach to predict blast-induced ground vibration, airblast and rock fragmentation, Raymond Ninnang Tiile

Theses from 2015

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Detecting diesel particulate matter using real time monitoring under the influence of an exhaust fan system, Yasir Helal Alghamdi

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Impact of configuration variations on small modular reactor core performance, William Kirby Compton

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Neutronic analysis of light water Small Modular Reactor with flexible fuel configurations, Brendan Dsouza

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Computer aided detection of oral lesions on CT images, Shaikat Mahmood Galib

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Initial fuel possibilities for the Thorium Molten Salt Reactor, Dustin Gage Green

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The effects of short delay times on rock fragmentation in bench blasts, Margaret Ruth Hettinger

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Studies on the role of organic-inorganic hybrid polyacrylamides in fine coal flotation, Ontlametse Kenneth Molatlhegi

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The effects of physical flash hole deviations on factory-grade rifle ammunition, Nicolaas Martin Schrier

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Computer aided diagnosis of oral cancer: Using time-step CT images, Jonathan T. Scott

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The impact of a strong local supply chain on regional economic impacts of mining, Meiyu Xing

Theses from 2014

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Experimental investigation of the pebble bed structure by using gamma ray tomography, Fadha Shakir Ahmed

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An analysis of burn cut pull optimization through varying relief hole depths, Michael Robert Allen

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The effects of advanced structural materials to mitigate explosive and impact threats, Caleb Michael Baumgart

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Determining and mitigating the effects of firing a linear shaped charge under water, Brian Burch

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Test development to determine the feasibility of rubber tractor treads for use as blasting mats, Matthew Kurtis Coy

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Behavior in air leakage and recirculation under the influence of booster fans, Koziba Feledi

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Analysis of a ventilation network in a multiple fans limestone mine, Ali Haghighat

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Feasibility study of a two-fluid small modular molten salt reactor with in core heat removal capability, Brandon James Lahmann

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A modified initiation and cut profile study of the 10500 grain per foot linear shaped charge, Matthew Ortel

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Determination of minor and trace elements concentration in kidney stones using elemental analysis techniques, Anjali Srivastava

Theses from 2013

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Methods for evaluating effect of operators on drag line energy efficiency, Maryam Abdi Oskouei

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Stochastic-optimization of equipment productivity in multi-seam formations, Elijah Adadzi

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Utilization of booster fans in underground mines, Arash Habibi Javanbakht

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Insufficient CT data reconstruction based on directional total variation (DTV) regularized maximum likelihood expectation maximization (MLEM) method, Fahima Fahmida Islam

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A new approach to nuclear safeguard enhancement through radionuclide profiling, Aaron Dawon Peterson

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CFD simulation of void flow in ECCS, Lifeng Wang

Theses from 2012

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Wavelet based contrast limited histogram equalization for contrast enhancement of digital mammography, Ashish Vighnahar Avachat

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Finite element analysis of blade-formation interactions in excavation, Osei Brown

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The effects of water on sympathetic detonation and dead pressing of dynamite and emulsions, Adam Michael Doerfler

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Effects of coal comminution in relation to waterjet and selected feed properties, Yaqing Li

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Hot channel determination and burnup analysis of Missouri University of Science and Technology Research Nuclear Reactor, Kelly Christopher Rogers O'Bryant

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Determination of linear attenuation coefficients of chemically bonded phosphate ceramics, Jason Joseph Pleitt

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Verification of a Monte Carlo model of the Missouri S&T reactor, Brad Paul Richardson

Theses from 2011

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Contrast enhancement of digital mammography based on multi-scale analysis, Muhammad Imran Khan Abir

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Impact effects of explosively formed projectiles on normal and high strength concrete, Laurin Ashley Bookout

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The effects select physical parameters have on an explosively formed projectile's performance, Phillip Russell Mulligan

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Pressed powdered titanium and aluminum conical shaped charge penetration of geological targets, Dominique John Nolan

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Characterizing formation dredgeability for clamshell dredge, Bismark Osei

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Simulation of the field electron emission characteristics of a flat panel X-ray source, Chrystian Mauricio Posada Arbeláez

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Production and characterization of supported palladium nanoparticles on multiwalled carbon nanotubes by gamma irradiation, Jessika Viviana Rojas Marin

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Density determination of tristructural-isotropic nuclear fuel using multiple projection x-ray radiography, Frank Angelo Strantz

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Upgrade and simulation of the subcritical assembly at Missouri University of Science and Technology, Lucas Powelson Tucker

Theses from 2010

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Application of life cycle assessment to estimate environmental impacts of surface coal mining, Ofentse Ditsele

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Internet-accessible hot cell with gamma spectroscopy at the Missouri University of Science and Technology research nuclear reactor, Edwin Grant

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Explosives recognition and awareness training: a psychological approach to pre-blast mitigation, James Wade Hawkins

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Characterization of the neutron flux spectrum at the Missouri University of Science and Technology Research Reactor, Zachary Andrew Kulage

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The mitigation effects of a barrier wall on blast wave pressures, Nathan Thomas Rouse

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Measuring blast induced rock damage from pre-splitting sandstone by applying the multichannel analysis of surface waves geophysical method, Charles Bradford Zdazinsky

Theses from 2009

Mass optimization studies of reactivity control schemes and radiation shielding options for space nuclear reactors, Aaron E. Craft

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Analogy based modeling of natural convection, Vaibhav Khane

Theses from 2008

Feasibility study of plutonium based MOX fuel online burnup analysis using gamma spectroscopy, Matthew L. Dennis

Modeling the effect of plastic flow localization on deformation and fracture of stainless steel, Michael Louis Lampe

Theses from 2007

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Equivalent circuit for transient conduction and convection systems, Bassam Sabry Mohammad Abdelnabi

One-group interfacial area transport equation for horizontal two-phase flow with 90-degree bend, Kennard Callender

Bonding Technetium-99m to hydroxyapatite particles: opportunity to use hydroxyapatite as a means to remove Tc-99 from nuclear waste streams, Michelle Elaine Minard

Theses from 2006

Energy conservation and integrated waterjet mining and milling, Jorge Gerardo Garcia Joo

Theses from 2004

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Using PARET and CONVEC to perform accident analysis of the University of Missouri-Rolla nuclear reactor, Christopher M. Carroll

Applications of ground penetrating radar (GPR) in mapping mine roof, Vanja Dezelic

Homogenization effects on neutron flux Monte Carlo calculations for an accelerator driven system, Jamie Marlene Ferrero

Natural convection heat transfer of hydrophilic particle suspension in a rectangular cell, Izumi Hagiwara

An evaluation of domestic nuclear reactor facility security in the post September 11 environment: perspectives from the national, state, and site-specific levels, Tracia Lynn West

Theses from 2003

Determination of void swelling in a PWR baffle bolt due to fast neutron exposure, Tyson Derrik Bourbina

Investigation of the wake flow structure resulting from a bubble's tail and a change in flow channel geometry, Michel Amasa Call

Novel concepts for monitoring the stability of open pit mine highwalls using radar interferometry and spectral imaging, Jami Girard Dwyer

An investigation of the characteristics of linear shaped charages used in demolition, Seokbin Lim

Flow structure in the near-wake of single solid and fluid objects as measured by particle image velocimetry, Hidekazu No

Theses from 2001

A preliminary comparative study of glass microsphere taggants mixed with different types of explosive materials, Eric Raymond Achelpohl

Atmospheric dispersion and dose estimates for research reactors, Matthew Clark Adler

Data mining for prediction of condition and performance of mine machinery, Ibrahim Kaan Ataman

Open pit design: grade cut-off and production scheduling optimization, Ahmed Ould Hamadi

Application of IBM DB2 Intelligent Miner for Data to mine Vital Information Management System (VIMS) data, Edwin Chochi Madiba

DUPoly radiation shielding effectiveness, Scott Patrick Rutenkroger

Effect of hydraulic coupling on powder factor reduction in secondary blasting, Mark F. C. Schmidt

Theses from 2000

Implementation of the finite element method in a nodal transport program to allow for heterogeneous geometries, Micheal Addison Smith

Theses from 1999

A comparison of open pit design and scheduling techniques, Terry Alan Bush

Dynamic finite element modeling of Charpy impact test with various geometry in 2-D and 3-D analysis using ABAQUS, Chong Wan Kwon

Multimedia web-based learning environment for topics in radiation decay, Rodney Allen Rossow

Design and analysis of an accelerator based medical isotope production facility, Jeffrey Dean Shelton

Thermal power calibration of the University of Missouri-Rolla research reactor, Eric Paul Stevenson

Theses from 1998

High pressure jet pump conveyance optimization, Michael David Mann

A theoretical and experimental study on air leakage through stoppings, Dai Wang

Theses from 1997

Determination of moderator temperature coefficient in a pressurized water reactor using neutron and temperature noise analysis, Clinton Eugene Gross

Application of artificial neural network technology to loose parts monitoring systems, Rodney Galen Pickard

Calculated neutron dose rates from a plutonium source using the Monte Carlo method, Erik F. Shores

Stemming technique for loading angled holes charged with ANFO, Michael David Wilkins

Theses from 1996

Gamma-ray dose rate from a spent PWR fuel assembly using the Monte Carlo technique, Ahmet Bozkurt

Neutron radiography of granite and marble, Mevlut Guvendik

Lab and field investigations using ground penetrating radar (GPR) for mining and geotechnical applications, Sandra June Lang

Dynamic finite element analysis of Charpy impact tests for use in nuclear power plant life extension, Scott E. Sidener

Fine coal single stage dewatering and briquetting process, Matthew Thomas Tobey

The fabrication of commercial size coal logs using a hydrophobic binder, Brent Allen Ward

Theses from 1995

Direct solutions to the even-parity neutron transport equation, Scott Walter Drumm