Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Dissertations

 

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Dissertations from 2021

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Novel piezo actuators for surface cleaning, Yezad H. Anklesaria

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Fabrication, characterization of high-entropy alloys and deep learning-based inspection in metal additive manufacturing, Wenyuan Cui

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Cooperative navigation of small satellites in the deep space environment, Jill Christine Davis

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Analysis of turbulence model uncertainty for canonical flow problems including shock wave boundary layer interaction simulations, Aaron James Erb

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Thermomechanical simulation and process optimization for hot rolling of steel, Shouvik Ganguly

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Dynamic behavior and interactions of ferrofluid droplets under magnetic fields in low Reynolds number flows, Md Rifat Hassan

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Fabrication of 304L stainless steel and aluminum parts by laser foil printing and process automation, Chia-Hung Hung

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Numerical and experimental study of mechanical properties for Laser Metal Deposition (LMD) process part, Lan Li

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Development of in-situ radiometric inspection methods for quality assurance in laser powder bed fusion, Cody S. Lough

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An investigation of unsteady thermal exchange processes in geothermal heat exchangers, Ganesh Ravi Shanker

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Multi-fidelity modeling for aerothermal analysis of deployable planetary entry technologies, Mario J. Santos

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Theoretical study of magnetic particles in a shear flow subjected to a uniform magnetic field, Christopher A. Sobecki

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Information-based methods and models for particle flow filtering, Kari Catherine Ward

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Quantum inspired concepts in decision making, Qizi Zhang

Dissertations from 2020

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Development of horizontal axis hydrokinetic turbine using experimental and numerical approaches, Abdulaziz Abutunis

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Effect of turbulence model closure coefficient uncertainty on scramjet flow field analysis, Martin Albert Di Stefano

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Hydrokinetic turbine composite blades and sandwich structures: Damage evaluation and numerical simulation, Mokhtar Fal

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Observer-based event-triggered and set-theoretic neuro-adaptive controls for constrained uncertain systems, Abdul Ghafoor

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Applications of information theory in filtering and sensor management, Matthew James Gualdoni

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Trajectory control of a wheeled robot using interaction forces for intuitive overground human-robot interaction, George Leno Holmes Jr.

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Combustion and emission characteristics of IC engines fueled by hydrogen and hydrogen/diesel mixtures and multi-objective optimization of operating parameters, Abdulhakim Issa Jabbr

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Forming and processing of advanced fiber reinforced polymer composites, Robert Meinders

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Generalization of polynomial chaos for estimation of angular random variables, Christine Louise Schmid

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A framework for a successful additive repair system, Todd E. Sparks

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Characterization and recyclability of 304L stainless steel powder for use in the selective laser melting process, Austin Taylor Sutton

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Human behavior understanding for worker-centered intelligent manufacturing, Wenjin Tao

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Fabrication and characterization of multifunctional composites, Aditya R. Thakur

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Impact of turbulence models and shape parameterization on robust aerodynamic shape optimization, Aslihan Vuruskan

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Experimental investigation of ionic liquid mixtures for electrospray propulsion, Mitchell J. Wainwright

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Time- and space-dependent uncertainty analysis and its application in lunar plasma environment modeling, Xinpeng Wei

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Finite time suboptimal control design of nonlinear systems with θ-D technique and implementation to aerospace applications, Jie Yao

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Additive manufacturing of customized lithium-ion batteries: Process fundamentals and applications, Xiaowei Yu

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Magnetic control of transport of particles and droplets in low Reynolds number shear flows, Jie Zhang

Dissertations from 2019

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A systems and cost analysis of human rated Mars entry, descent, and landing vehicles, Paul Daniel Friz

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Characterization of a green electric solid propellant for electric propulsion, Matthew Scott Glascock

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Deep understanding of degradation in lithium ion batteries through experimental and first-principles study, Yufang He

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Time-dependent reliability methodologies with saddlepoint approximation, Zhangli Hu

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Reliability analysis for systems with outsourced components, Zhengwei Hu

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Design, fabrication, and characterization of functionally graded materials, Sreekar Karnati

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Freeform extrusion fabrication of advanced ceramics and ceramic-based composites, Wenbin Li

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Laser welding of metallic glass to crystalline metal in laser-foil-printing additive manufacturing, Yingqi Li

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Wavelength-selective metamaterial absorber and emitter, Zhigang Li

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Solvent-free additive manufacturing of electrodes for Li-ion batteries, Brandon Joshua Ludwig

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Volumetric error compensation for industrial robots and machine tools, Le Ma

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Study of optical propulsion concepts and techniques for small-satellites, Jaykob Neil Maser

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Active-passive dynamic consensus filters: Theory and applications, John Daniel Peterson

Scaleable nanomanufacturing of metasurfaces using microsphere photolithography, Chuang Qu

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Plasmonic metamaterial for structural color printing and spontaneous emission control, Wei Wang

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Build strategy investigation of TI-6AL-4V produced via a hybrid additive manufacturing process, Lei Yan

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Remanufacturing of precision metal components using additive manufacturing technology, Xinchang Zhang

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Improvements in digital image correlation and application in material mechanical test, Yunlu Zhang

Dissertations from 2018

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Modeling and control of probe-on-probe dynamics in dual-probe atomic force microscopy, Ayad Al-Ogaidi

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High temperature polymer composites using out-of-autoclave processing, Sudharshan Anandan

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Laser foil printing and surface polishing processes, Chen Chen

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Fabrication and characterization of advanced materials using laser metal deposition from elemental powder mixture, Xueyang Chen

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Design for optical metamaterial design for optical metamaterial absorber, Huixu Deng

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Soy-based polyurethane foam for insulation and structural applications, Gurjot S. Dhaliwal

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Monitoring of hybrid manufacturing using acoustic emission sensor, Haythem Gaja

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Modeling and characterization of thermo-oxidative behavior of bismaleimide composites, Rafid Muhammad Hussein

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Effects of milling methods, cooling strategies and end-mill coatings on machinability in high speed end-milling of Inconel- 718 using carbide end-mills, Paras Mohan Jasra

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Development and management of advanced batteries via additive manufacturing and modeling, Jie Li

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Modeling and experimental investigations on particle dynamic behaviors in laser 3D printing with blown powder, Wei Li

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Multitarget tracking and terrain-aided navigation using square-root consider filters, James Samuel McCabe

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The separation of shear-driven liquid films from a sharp corner, Zahra Sadeghizadeh

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Research on additive manufacturing of metallic glass alloy, Yiyu Shen

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Direct printing of single-crystal silicon by microscale nanoparticle printing and confined laser melting and crystallization, Wan Shou

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Investigation of additively manufactured polymer and transparent polymer composites, Gregory Taylor

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Modeling and simulation of viscoplasticity, recrystallization, and softening of alloyed steel during hot rolling process, Xin Wang

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Direct numerical simulation of pressure fluctuations induced by supersonic turbulent boundary layers, Chao Zhang

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Investigation of microstructure and mechanical properties by direct metal deposition, Jingwei Zhang

Dissertations from 2017

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Event-triggering architectures for adaptive control of uncertain dynamical systems, Ali Talib Oudah Albattat

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Numerical and experimental study of new designs of all-vanadium redox flow batteries for performance improvement, Mohammed Abdulkhabeer Ali Al-yasiri

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Reliability prediction in early design stages, Yao Cheng

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Volumetric error compensation for 5-axis machine tools, Jennifer Ruth Creamer

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Optimal design and freeform extrusion fabrication of functionally gradient smart parts, Amir Ghazanfari

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Repair of metallic components using hybrid manufacturing, Renwei Liu

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Control of single- and dual-probe atomic force microscopy, Muthukumaran Loganathan

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Additive manufacturing of glass using a filament fed process, Junjie Luo

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Manufacturing of advanced continuous fiber reinforced composites for high temperature applications, James Robert Nicholas

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Continuous focusing and separation of microparticles with acoustic and magnetic fields, Ran Zhou

Dissertations from 2016

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Uncertainty quantification applied to the analysis and design of a hypersonic inflatable aerodynamic decelerator for spacecraft reentry, Andrew J. Brune

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Methodology for analysis of stress, creep, and fatigue behavior of compliant mechanisms, Joshua Allen Crews

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Bayesian inference for dynamic pose estimation using directional statistics, Jacob E. Darling

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Modeling and evaluation of moisture diffusion in polymer composite materials, Zhen Huo

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Novel design and manufacturing strategies for portable air-breathing proton exchange membrane fuel cells, Sriram Praneeth Isanaka

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Modeling, analysis, and simulation for aqueous-based ceramic pastes in freeze-form extrusion fabrication process, Mingyang Li

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Modeling and control of fuel cell-battery hybrid energy sources, Nima Lotfi

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Repetitive process control of additive manufacturing with application to laser metal deposition, Patrick M. Sammons

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Research on hybrid manufacturing using industrial robot, Zhiyuan Wang

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Transient CFD simulations of pumping and mixing using electromagnetic, Fangping Yuan

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Efficient time-dependent system reliability analysis, Zhifu Zhu

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Hierarchical control of complex manufacturing processes, Hesam Zomorodi Moghadam

Dissertations from 2015

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Local alternative sources for cogeneration combined heat and power system, Abdulhakim Amer Agll

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Investigation of effect of process parameters on multilayer builds by direct metal deposition, Tarak Amine

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On the design and analysis of compliant mechanisms using the pseudo-rigid-body model concept, Sushrut Gangadhar Bapat

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Development of ionic liquid multi-mode spacecraft micropropulsion systems, Steven Paul Berg

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System integration of hydrogen energy technologies using renewable energy resources, Tarek A Mohammed Hamad

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Design studies of infrastructural development for applications of hydrogen energy technologies, Yousif M. H. Hamad

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Combustion and pollutant characteristics of IC engines fueled with hydrogen and diesel/hydrogen mixtures using 3D computations with detailed chemical kinetics, Hassan A. Khairallah

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Selective laser sintering of bioactive glass scaffolds and their biological assessment for bone repair, Krishna C. R. Kolan