# Doctoral Dissertations

This collection contains dissertations written in partial fulfillment of the doctoral degree, from 1937 to the present.

The first doctoral degree was in Chemistry, awarded to Frank Joseph Zvanut; his dissertation was titled Pyrochemical changes in Missouri halloysite.. Zvanut had earned his Bachelor of Science in Ceramic Engineering in 1932. Most recently, popular Ph.D. disciplines have included Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Geological Engineering and Petroleum Engineering.

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### Dissertations from 1971

An age hardening study of magnesium-thorium-manganese alloys, Kuldip Singh Chopra

Some metal complexes of dihydroxycyclobutenedione, Stewart Michael Condren

Characterizing topologies by classes of functions and multifunctions, Alexander Hamlin Cramer

Theory of nucleation of water properties of some clathrate like cluster structures, Mehdi Daee

Trace base metals, petrography, rock alteration of the productive Tres Hermanas stock, Luna County, New Mexico, Peethambaram Doraibabu

Dynamic behavior of eccentrically stiffened plates, Charles Stuart Ferrell

Surface reactions of boron with clean tungsten substrates, Thomas A. Flaim

The genesis of cellular precipitation in copper rich copper-indium alloys, Raymond Albert Fournelle

Transient hydraulic simulation: breached earth dams, D. L. Fread

Modeling the visual pathway for interactive diagnosis of visual fields, Chiam Geoffrey Goldbogen

Special subrings of real, continuous functions, Paul Marlin Harms

Photoionization of photoexcited cesium, Robert E. Hebner

An investigation of subsequent yield phenomena, Joseph George Hoeg

A Monte Carlo calculation of neutron reflection from various curved surfaces, Charles Jack Kalter

Activation volumes of carbon diffusion in F.C.C. iron-nickel alloys, James Raymond Keiser

Response surface study of a characteristic chemical plant, John Thomas Mason III

Identification of centers of influence for urban areas, Robert W. Meyer

Metal salt catalyzed carbenoids, Billy W. Peace

Detection of delay time and filtering using sequency domain technique, Earl F. Richards

Thermal lattice expansion of various types of solids, Jayantkumar Shantilal Shah

A measurement of complex viscosity with large amplitudes, Kuo-Shein Shen

X-ray and neutron diffraction study of the holmium-iron system, Michael Fred Simmons

Identification of linear systems with delay via a learning model, Hugh Francis Spence

Noble gases anomalies in terrestrial ores and meteorites, B. Srinivasan

The vibrational modes of spheroidal cavities in elastic solids, David Stewart

X-ray and Mössbauer spectroscopy studies of the silicon-antimony and bismuth-antimony alloys, James Ralph Teague

Absolute cross sections for excitation of neon by impact of 20-180 keV H , H₂ and He ions, George William York

The thermal accommodation coefficients of helium, neon, and argon on surfaces, Gerald Lee Zweerink

### Dissertations from 1970

A study of the anodic oxidation of 1, 3-butadiene on platinum and gold electrodes, Arun Kumar Agrawal

Investigation of liquid carryover in the girdler-sulfide process for production of heavy water at the AEC Savannah River Plant, Samuel Clark Allen

Upper cretaceous and lower cenozoic foraminifera of three oil wells in northwestern Iraq, Farouk Sunallah Al-Omari

The electrochemical behavior of the lead-thallium system in acidic sulfate solutions, Pedro Juan Aragon

Substitution and photolytic rearrangements in three-member ring compounds, Joseph Terril Bohanon

Use of the turbulence kinetic energy equation in prediction of nonequilibrium turbulent boundary layers, William Madison Byrne Jr.

Completeness and related topics in a quasi-uniform space, John Warnock Carlson

Investigation into the monotonic magnetostriction and magnetic breakdown in cadmium, James Milo Carter

Radiative lifetime of the A¹π state and the transition moment variation of the fourth positive band system of carbon monoxide, Joseph George Chervenak

Electrode reactions in zinc electrolysis, Ernest R. Cole

A quasi-lattice model of simple liquids, Jesse Herbert Collins

IDDAP -- Interactive computer assistance for creative digital design, Richard Franklin Crall

Development and application of cartesian tensor mathematics for kinematic analysis of spatial mechanisms, Robert Myrl Crane

The electrochemical oxidation of 1-pentyne on platinum and gold, Michael Jensen Danielson

Thermochemical hydrogen-deuterium isotope effects, Wayne C. Duer

A heuristic algorithm for determining a constructive suboptimal solution to the combinatorial problem of facility allocation, Harry Kerry Edwards

Theory of shallow donor impurity surface states, Vidal Emmanuel Godwin

A coordinate oriented algorithm for the traveling salesman problem, Joseph Sidney Greene

An investigation of nucleate and film boiling heat transfer from copper spheres, William David Hardin

Realistic impulsive P wave source in an infinite elastic medium, Joseph Hugo Hemmann

Higher space mode analysis of a large cylindrical pulsed H₂O system, Harold David Hollis

The cathodic reduction of maleic acid, Show Yih Hsieh

Mass transfer from spherical gas bubbles and liquid droplets moving through power-law fluids in the laminar flow regime, Cheng-chun Huang

Extension of some theorems of complex functional analysis to linear spaces over the quaternions and Cayley numbers, James E. Jamison

Ionization of air produced by strong shocks, Howard Sajon Joyner

Penetration in granite by shaped charge liners of various metals, Hemendra Nath Kalia

A three-dimensional mathematical simulator of multiphase systems in a petroleum reservoir, Leonard Koederitz

Linear regression models of sound velocity in the North Atlantic Ocean below a critical depth, Richard Roland Kunkel

The surface effects of alkali halides in the infrared, Vincent Joseph Llamas

Some effects of OH groups on sodium silicate glasses, Mokhtar Sayed Maklad

A computer simulation of mine air shaft thermodynamics, Ambyo Sumopandhi Mangunwidjojo

Effect of axial dispersion on interphase mass transfer in packed absorption columns, Virendra Kumar Mathur

Diffusion and internal friction in sodium-rubidium silicate glasses, Gary L. McVay

Structures and relationships of some Perovskite-type compounds, Christian Michel

Heuristic algorithms for the generalized vehicle dispatch problem, Leland Ray Miller

Binary molecular diffusivities in liquids: prediction and comparison with experimental data, Ronald Dean Mitchell

Temperature variation in distribution of relaxation times in aluminosilicate glasses, David Wayne Moore

The reaction of N-sulfinylamines with diazoalkanes, Harry R. Musser

Simulation of a gas storage reservoir with leakage by a two-dimensional layered mathematical model, Steven William Ohnimus

Voids in neutron irradiated aluminum, Nicholas H. Packan

Discrimination of signal and noise events on seismic recordings by linear threshold estimation theory, David Nuse Peacock

An SEM surface study of nucleate pool boiling heat transfer to saturated liquid nitrogen reduced pressures from 0.1 to 0.9, David Virgil Porchey

Search algorithms for the simple plant location problem, John Bruce Prater

An investigation of the stiffness of shafts with integral disks, Richard King Riley

A study of far infrared grid filters, Harold Victor Romero

A simulation and diagnosis system incorporating various time delay models and functional elements, David Michael Rouse

Model-referenced adaptive control of plants with noise and inaccessible state vector, Donald James Schooley

Absolute excitation cross sections of He⁺ in 20-100 keV He⁺-He collisions using energy-loss spectrometry, Donald Roy Schoonover

Synthesis heuristics for large asynchronous sequential circuits, Robert Judson Smith

The deformation mechanisms in sublimed magnesium under cyclic loading, Babu Narian Thakur

Identification of decomposition products of tropyl azide and interaction of tropylium ion with nucleophiles, James Joseph Ward

The oxidation kinetics of liquid lead and lead alloys, Thomas Edward Weyand

An experimental and theoretical study of the nucleation of water vapor on ions in helium and argon, Daniel R. White

A model for predicting the energizing transients of station capacitor banks, Dennis Oliver Wiitanen

Numerical simulation of forward combustion in a radial system, Tommie C. Wilson

Optimizing diesel engine efficiency using the controllability of a variable ratio hydrostatic transmission, Gordon Wright

Anodic dissolution of zinc in potassium iodide-potassium iodate solutions, Chi-Chiu Yao

### Dissertations from 1969

Noble gases: a record of the early solar system, E. C. Alexander

Vapor phase clustering model for water, Richard W. Bolander

A.C. Hall effect measurements on very high resistivity materials exhibiting electrode polarization, James Dale Boyd

Mössbauer Effect studies of ferroelectric phase transitions in the PbZrO₃ - PbTiO₃ - BiFeO₃ ternary system, James P. Canner

Models for the pn diode and the npn and pnp transistor for use in computer aided design and analysis programs, Glenn Ronald Case

A theoretical study on the interpretation of resistivity sounding data measured by the Wenner electrode system, Siew Hung Chan

Numerical inversion of the Laplace transformation and the solution of the viscoelastic wave equations, Abbas Ali Daneshy

A crystallization study of a tetrasilicic fluormica glass, William H. Daniels

Statistical inferences for location and scale parameter distributions, Robert Henry Dumonceaux

Calorimetry of room temperature deformed copper, George Juri Filatovs

Dynamic response of circular plates to transient and harmonic transverse loads including the effect of transverse shear and rotary inertia, Perakatte Joseph George

An optimization approach to well spacing for gas storage reservoirs, Jagannath Rao Ghole

The statistics of finite, one dimensional lattice fluids, John Roger Glaese

A method for determining transient stability in power systems, Charles A. Gross