Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Masters Theses

 

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Theses from 2022

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Industry 4.0 remanufacturing: a novel approach towards smart remanufacturing, Prashansa Ragampeta

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A convolutional neural network (CNN) for defect detection of additively manufactured parts, Musarrat Farzana Rahman

Theses from 2021

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Composite-based additive manufacturing applications in the polymer injection molding cycle, Cody Bivens

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Multiple-site fatigue cracking methodology to assess structural integrity of aircraft riveted panels, Haroldo Chacon

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Fabrication of silicon nitride parts by ceramic on-demand extrusion process, Sachin Choudhary

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Research and development of a laser hot wire deposition process, Christopher Croft

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Investigation of the sensitivity of human arm to small interaction forces during physical human-robot interaction (pHRI), Fazlur Rashid

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Physics-based modeling of lithium-ion batteries for control and estimation applications, Brody J. C. Riemann

Theses from 2020

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Comparison of Reynolds-averaged Navier-Stokes turbulence models for simulating boundary layers in hypersonic flows, Jorge-Valentino Kurose Bretzke

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In-situ x-ray imaging of the selective laser melting process, Meelap M. Coday

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Modal analysis as non-destructive testing technique for additively manufactured 304L stainless steel parts, Tristan N. Cullom

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Characterization of a plasma source simulating solar wind plasma in a vacuum chamber, Blake Anthony Folta

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Mid-infrared chiral metsurface coupling with molecular vibration, Md Shamim Mahmud

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Performance evaluation of AlSi10Mg fabricated by a selective laser melting process, David Michael Murphy

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Influence of input energy on mechanical properties of laser powder bed fused AISI 304L stainless steel, Tan Pan

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Combining laser aided ablation and polishing to minimize surface roughness of additively manufactured aluminium components, Sahil Bipinkumar Patel

Theses from 2019

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Propagation of uncertainty through coning, sculling, and scrolling corrections for inertial navigation, James Daniel Alan Brouk

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Aerosol-jet printing and flash sintering of conformal conductors on non-planar surfaces, I-Meng Chen

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Multiphysics prediction model of microwave curing for thick polymer composites, Siva Dasari

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Laser machining countersinks in carbon fiber reinforced polymer, Leon James Neely Hill

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Characterization of the surface condition in AA6061 resulting from deep rolling as a function of common industrial parameters, Andrew Kenneth Layer

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Controlled switching in Kalman filtering and iterative learning controls, He Li

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The effect of cell size and surface roughness on the compressive properties of ABS lattice structures fabricated by fused deposition modeling, Leah Hope Mason

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Small satellite earth-to-moon direct transfer trajectories using the CR3BP, Garrett Levi McMillan

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Effects of uncertainty refinement on satellite collision probability, Bruce Thomas Morrison

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Performance evaluation of BMI resin system for thin-ply composites, Manoj Kumar Reddy Rangapuram

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Analyzing the effects of attitude errors when quantifying the on-orbit performance of a CubeSat micropropulsion system, Andrew Orion Watson

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Program management for concurrent university satellite programs, including propellant feed system design elements, Shannah Withrow-Maser

Theses from 2018

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Thermal analysis and control of small satellites in low Earth orbit, Katelyn Elizabeth Boushon

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Developing computational models for pulsed-inductive plasma formation, Zachary Aaron Gill

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Laser-aided additive manufacturing of glass, John Michael Hostetler

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Advanced process to embed optical fiber sensors into casting mold for smart manufacturing, Raghavender Reddy Jakka

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Computational investigation of polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cell with nature-inspired Fibonacci spiral flow field, Suleyman Kose

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Effects of terrain-based altimetry on navigation performance, Kenneth Michael Kratzer

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Smart augmented reality instructional system for mechanical assembly, Ze-Hao Lai

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Designed extrudate for ceramic additive manufacturing, Devin McMillen

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Quantifying on-orbit performance of CubeSat micropropulsion systems by observing orbital element variations, Bradyn William Morton

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Characterization of ionic liquid monopropellants for a multi-mode propulsion system, Alex J. Mundahl

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Controlling phase fractions of 304L-SS in selective laser melting using cooling rate, Eberechukwu Anthony Okoro

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Investigation of the information provided by light touch for balance improvement in humans, Anirudh Saini

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Multiscale approaches toward advanced lithium-ion battery: From nano to meso scale, Susmita Sarkar

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Development of a CFD model of the catalytic combustion of a microtube multi-mode propulsion system, Andrew Paul Taylor

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Enhancement of performance of micro direct ethanol fuel cells by structural modification, Sindhuja Valluri

Theses from 2017

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Entropy-based performance analysis of jet engines; Methodology and application to a generic single-spool turbojet, Mohammad Abbas

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Wrinkling of functionally graded sandwich structures subject to biaxial and in-plane shear loads, Harold Costa

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Cathodic protection measurement through inline inspection technology uses and observations, Briana Ley Ferguson

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Liquid pulsed plasma thruster plasma plume investigation and MR-SAT cold gas propulsion system performance analysis, Jeremiah Daniel Hanna

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Dynamic electromechanical characterization of ferroelectrics at cryogenic temperatures, William Kent Hays

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Bio-inspired flow fields for pem fuel cells- decoupling pressure and distribution effects on performance and identifying design opportunities, Joshua David Heck

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Cyber-physical manufacturing cloud: An efficient method of building digital twin for 3D printer by adapting MTConnect protocol, Liwen Hu

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In-situ control of substrate temperature in additive manufacturing to homogenize micro-hardness of laser clad deposits using thermo-electric cooling, Raghu Ram Kolla

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Error mapping of build volume in selective laser melting, Ninad Kulkarni

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Ti-Fe intermetallics analysis and control in joining titanium alloy and stainless steel by laser metal deposition, Wei Li

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3D bioprinting a PCL/13-93B3 glass composite and its potential use as a bio-ink, Caroline Blair Murphy

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Development and implementation of star tracker based attitude determination, Casey Grant Smith

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Diffusion and mechanical characterization of nanoparticle-enabled diffusion controlled materials, Joseph Louis Volpe

Theses from 2016

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Prediction of surface roughness in abrasive waterjet cutting of graphite composite using response surface methodology, Prabhakar Bala

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Mixing dynamics in municipal water storage tanks, Pramod Narayan Bangalore

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Design and analysis of an axisymmetric aerospike supersonic micro-nozzle for a refrigerant-based cold-gas propulsion system for small satellites, Abdalla Ali Bani

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Addressing the influence of carbon monoxide on the behavior of an HCCI engine, Allen Charles Ernst

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Hybrid manufacturing processes for fusion welding and friction stir welding of aerospace grade aluminum alloys, Megan Alexandra Gegesky

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Design and fabrication of a system for the additive manufacturing of transparent glass, Luke John Gilbert

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Characterization of electric solid propellant pulsed microthrusters, Matthew Scott Glascock

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Laser sintering and aerosol printing of conductive nanoparticles, Mahati Guntupalli

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An IMU-based spacecraft navigation architecture using a robust multi-sensor fault detection scheme, Samuel J. Haberberger

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Multifunctional wearable epidermal device for physiological signal monitoring in sleep study, J V M S Avinash Kankipati

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The evaluation of sequential optimization and reliability analysis, Guannan Liu

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Synthesis and photonic sintering of bioresorbable zinc nanoparticle ink for transient electronics manufacturing, Bikram K. Mahajan

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Effect of sparse-build internal structure on performance of fused deposition modeling parts, Shixuan Meng

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Effect of build parameters on mechanical properties of ultem 9085 parts by fused deposition modeling, Krishna Prasanth Motaparti

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Intensity control of dielectric barrier discharge filaments, Matthew Crawford Paliwoda

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Development and testing of a fracture energy-based model of explosive asteroid deflection, James A. Veerkamp

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A linear matrix inequality-based approach for the computation of actuator bandwidth limits in adaptive control, Daniel Robert Wagner

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Composite model representation for Computer Aided Design of Functionally Gradient Materials, Fangquan Wang

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Engine sound simulation and generation in driving simulator, Shuang Wu

Theses from 2015

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A force feedback haptic interface for atomic force microscopy, Abdulmohsen Alabdulmuhsin

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Experimental and computational analysis of thermosyphon based water heaters, Siddarth Ashokkumar

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Numerical study of upstream and downstream regions of one dimensional detonation wave in a dusty gas medium, Shubhadeep Banik

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Generation and validation of optimal topologies for solid freeform fabrication, Purnajyoti Bhaumik

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American Sign Language alphabet recognition using Microsoft Kinect, Cao Dong

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Thermodynamic and chemical kinetic coupled modeling for the determination of cyclic combustion phasing in HCCI engines, Krishawn Michele Goodwin

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Adjoint-based airfoil shape optimization in transonic flow, Joe-Ray Gramanzini

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Emission and energy analysis of self-sufficient biomass power plant to achieve near net zero CO₂ emission, Baburaj Kanagarajan

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Space-based relative multitarget tracking, Keith Allen LeGrand

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An experimental study of fabrication temperature effect on aqueous extrusion freeform fabrication, Jie Li

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Hybrid manufacturing process of SiCf/SiC composite using preceramic polymer, Robert Raymond Meinders

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Spatial and temporal modulation of heat source using light modulator for advanced thermography, Arvindvivek Ravichandran

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Experimental and computational evaluation of water management and performance of a bio-inspired PEM fuel cell in comparison to a conventional flow field, Venkatanaga Bhaskar Prakash Saripella

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Uncertainty quantification of turbulence model closure coefficients for transonic wall-bounded flows, John Anthony Schaefer

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Discrete-time neural network based state observer with neural network based control formulation for a class of systems with unmatched uncertainties, Jason Michael Stumfoll

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Parameter determination and experimental validation of a wire feed additive manufacturing model, Kannan Suresh Kumar

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Freeform extrusion fabrication of titanium fiber reinforced 13-93 bioactive glass scaffolds, Albin Thomas

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Freeze-form extrusion fabrication of boron carbide, Aaron Scott Thornton

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Estimation of tip-sample force in tapping mode atomic force microscopy using neural-network and repetitive control approaches, Alireza Toghraee

Theses from 2014

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Performance evaluation of coaxial horizontal axis hydrokinetic turbines system, Abdulaziz M. Abutunis

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Mechanistic identification of specific force coefficients in endmilling Inconel 718 under four cooling strategies, Mahmood Shaman Ameen

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Fabrication of out-of-autoclave bismaleimide based composite laminates with embedded fiber optic sensors, Sudharshan Anandan

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Analysis and implementation of PM sampling methodology protocols to aid in the development of an ARP (Aerospace Recommended Practice) for aircraft non-volatile PM measurements, Brian Lowell Catron

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Modelling of directed energy deposition processes, Xueyang Chen

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Performance analysis of cutting graphite-epoxy composite using a 90,000 PSI abrasive waterjet, Aiswarya Choppali