# 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 1970

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

Statistical inferences for the Cauchy distribution based on maximum likelihood estimators, Gerald Nicholas Haas

Statistical inferences for the generalized gamma distribution, Harold Walter Hager

Diffusion of iron and cobalt in nickel single crystals, Charles Frederick Heuer

Improvement in target detection with a frequency agile pulsed non-coherent radar, Kenneth Lee Horn

Low-lying levels in some spherical and rotational nuclides by Coulomb excitation and radiative capture of thermal neutrons, Donald Allan McClure

Longitudinal optical phonon-plasmon coupling in ionic semiconductors, Thomas Joseph McMahon

A finite element method for geometrically nonlinear large displacement problems in thin, elastic plates and shells, Ronald August Melliere

Grain boundary self-diffusion in sodium chloride, Kenneth Ray Riggs

Turbulence measurements in drag reducing flow, Jorge Mario Rodriguez

The iron-holmium binary system and related magnetic properties, Gerald J. Roe

Radiative lifetime of the B¹Σ⁺ and b³Σ⁺ states of carbon monoxide, John Robert Rogers

Characterizing topologies by continuous selfmaps, Derald David Rothmann

Signal distortion in a regenerative frequency divider, Carl Ray Ryan

A study of the energy loss spectra induced by impact of 23-125 keV protons on helium atoms, Franklin Dean Schowengerdt

Analysis of the traveling-wave transistor, Vernon Ray Stanley

Phase equilibria and thermodynamic studies in the system Ca0-Fe0-Fe₂0₃₋Si0₂, Muharrem Timucin

A five parameter study of spherical transient waves in a generalized Voigt model, Liang-Juan Tsay

Microwave propagation through isotropic inhomogeneous photoconductive media, Thomas Van Doren

X-ray determination of lattice parameters and thermal expansion coefficients of aluminum, silver and molybdenum at cryogenic temperatures, Claude Lowell Woodard

A study of the anodic oxidation of acetylene on platinum-gold alloys, Christopher Kuo-chieh Wu

Mass and heat transfer through nonwettable porous membranes, Chung-Liang Yeh

Spherical antenna array, Narong Yoothanom

### Dissertations from 1968

The damage assessment of thermally shocked high density, high purity aluminum oxide, John H. Ainsworth

An experimental determination of the homogeneous nucleation rate of water vapor in argon and helium, Louis Benton Allen

Liquid extraction with single droplets-effect of chemical reaction, William Victor Andoe

Signal theoretic characterization of a function using positive exponential basis functions, James Julius Baremore

Recombination statistics for the neutron-induced base current component, Ming-Chwan Chow

Deuterium isotope effects on the solvolysis rates of cyclopentyl brosylates and tosylates, Jimmie D. Christen

Decomposition of Cr(OH)₃ to form active Cr₂C₃, Timothy A. Clancy

Nonparametric sequential detection, James Charles Fowler

Multiport synthesis with multi-layered distributed parameter RC networks, Walter Ronald Koenig

A study of the anodic oxidation of ethylene on gold and gold-platinum alloys, San-Cheng Lai

The effect of polymer structure on drag reduction in nonpolar solvents, Gin Chain Liaw

A study of succinic dehydrogenase, indole acetic acid oxidase, nitrate reductase and cytochrome c reductase in Hygrophorus Conicus, Jagdish M. Mehta

Optical reflectance spectra of chromium (III) in MgO-ss, Thomas Spencer Montgomery

A numerical simulation of pressure distribution and radius of drainage in infinite radial aquifers - constant rate case, Alton John Nute

Effect of micelles on flotation of metal ions, Uriel Michael Oko

Distributed parameter RC network analysis, Robert C. Peirson

The lifetime and effective quenching cross section of the 6²P₃/₂ state of thallium, Robert Charles Pickett

HRVA - a velocity analysis technique for seismic data, John Charles Robinson

Investigation by neutron diffraction utilizing white neutron radiation, Arlen Ray Schade

The identification and evaluation of toxic effects of organic micropollutants, John Warren Smith

Inferences on the parameters of the Weibull distribution, Darrel Ray Thoman

Cell model of a fluid with hard-core repulsive long-range attractive potential, Ralph G. Tross

Surface self-diffusion on nickel (111) by radioactive tracers, James Ronald Wolfe

Analysis of a focus log electrode in a non homogeneous medium, John Julian Zenor

### Dissertations from 1967

A structural investigation of bismuth ferrate and the BiFeO₃-PbZrO₃-PbTiO₃ ternary system, Gary D. Achenbach

A study of surface and geometric effects on the nucleate boiling of liquid nitrogen and liquid argon from atmospheric to the critical pressure, Calvin Benson Cobb

The amino acid and monosaccharide content of the cell walls of Thiobacillus thiooxidans, Edward Hibbert Crum

An investigation of the creep characteristics of Portland cement mortar under static and dynamic strain, Ikram-ul-Haq Dar