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Theses from 2018

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A Study of Personality Perception Evolution in Mechanical Engineering Design Teams, Hallie Elizabeth Stidham

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A Study about the Effect of Addition of Carbon Nanofibers on the Strain-Rate Sensitivity of Thermoplastic Polymer Matrix Nanocomposites Manufactured by Ultrasonication Process, Rohit Tandon

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Thermal Mechanical Numerical Modeling of Friction Element Welding, Ankit Varma

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Galloping Performance Analysis of Bluff Bodies with a Tail Fin, Rajiv Yadav

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In Vitro Study on the Viability for Use of 3D Printed Valves for Treatment of Chronic Venous Insufficiency, Kyle Benjamin Yeomans

Theses from 2017

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Comparison of As-built FEA Simulations and Experimental Results for Additively Manufactured Dogbone Geometries., Prathamesh Baikerikar

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Requirement Culture at a Large Scale Medical Device Developer: A Case Study, Brandon Matthew DelSpina

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Design and Analysis of a Mechanical Driveline with Generator for an Atmospheric Energy Harvester, Sneha Ganesh

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Hierarchical Off-Road Path Planning and Its Validation Using a Scaled Autonomous Car', Angshuman Goswami

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Mechanical Behavior of a Bio-Inspired Chondrichthyan Feeding Mechanism: Influence of Dentition Patterns, Garrett Hall

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Design and Testing of a Biomimetic Pneumatic Actuated Seahorse Tail Inspired Robot, Justin Dakota Holt

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Vibration monitoring of a gear grinding process, Nandeesh Kadengodlu

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Joule Heating Enabled Electrokinetic Trapping of Submicron Particles in Ratchet Microchannels Using Depth Modelling, Abhinav Kalkhanda

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A Case Study on Part Engineering Change Management from a Development and Production Perspective at a Major Automotive OEM, Stephan Andreas Knackstedt

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Quantitative Measures of Regret and Trust in Human-Robot Collaboration Systems, Zhanrui Liao

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Geometric Path-Planning Algorithm in Cluttered 2D Environments Using Convex Hulls, Nafiseh Masoudi

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Improvements to a Two-Dimensional Model for Pneumatic and Non-Pneumatic Tires, Erin Leigh McPillan

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Thermal Modeling Techniques of Heat Assisted Single Point Incremental Forming in ANSYS Workbench, Steven Moya

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Influence of Beam Rotation on the Response of Cantilevered Flow Energy Harvesters Exploiting the Galloping Instability, James H. Noel

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A Holistic Investigation and Implementation of Fluidic Origami Cellular Solid for Morphing and Actuation, Hrishikesh Sane

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Multi-stability and Variable Stiffness of Cellular Solids Based on Origami Patterns, Sattam Sengupta

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Numerical Analysis of Energy Harvesting Process Using Piezoelectric Transducers in an Oscillating Heat Pipe, Sajiree Vaidya

Theses from 2016

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Design of Bistable Composite Laminates for Shape Morphing Applications, Subramanian Annamalai

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Understanding the Expenditure and Recovery of Anaerobic Work Capacity Using Noninvasive Sensors, Phoebe Bickford

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Consistent Asymptotic Homogenization Method for Lattice Structures Based on the Virtual Power Principle, David Bracho

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Exploiting the Principal Parametric Resonance of an RLC" Circuit for Vibratory Energy Harvesting", Nicholas B. Caldwell

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The Coronary Circulation in an In Vitro Multi-Scale Model of the Stage 1 Norwood Procedure, Lauren Elizabeth Carter

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Measurement of Slip Velocity and Lift Coefficient for Laterally Focused Particles in an Inertial Flow through a Spiral Microfluidic Channel, Saurabh Satish Deshpande

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A Semi-analytical Unit Cell Synthesis Method for Design of Meta-materials with Targeted Nonlinear Deformation Response, Shanyun Gao

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Fabricating Suspended Carbon Structures Using SU-8 Photolithography, Emanuele Giogli

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Design Optimization of Tank Track Pad Meta-Material Using the Cell Synthesis Method, Neehar Milind Kulkarni

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Heat Assisted Single Point Forming of Polymer Sheets, Shubhamkar Kulkarni

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Uniform Micro-Patterning of an Arbitrary Surface, Viraj Rajendra Kulkarni

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Understanding the Role and Importance of Design Problems in Creativity Research, Varun Kumar

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Particle Separation Using Electrokinetically-Driven Deterministic Lateral Displacement: A Computational Study, Xuchen Liu

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A Real-Time Programmable Pulsatile Flow Pump for In-Vitro Cardiovascular Experimentation, Rahul Raj Mechoor

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Aerosol Removal in a Cylindrical Ultrasonic Standing Wave Field, Tyler Merrell

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Design Collaboration in Industry: When, Why, and How, Steven Thomas O'Shields

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Investigation of Geometric Effect on the Ultrasonic Processing of Liquids, Pravan Pasumarthi

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Computational Modelling in the Development of Novel Passive Strain Sensors for Orthopedic Implants, Hunter Pelham

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Joule heating and induced charge effects on electroosmotic entry flows in microfluidic devices, Rama Aravind Prabhakaran

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Numerical and Experimental Design of Coaxial Shallow Geothermal Energy Systems, Niranjan Raghavan

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Nanoscale Solutions to Tailor Fiber Architectures for Realizing Composites with Triumvirate Properties, Vishnu Priya Ramineni

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Haptic Feedback Effects on Human Control of a UAV in a Remote Teleoperation Flight Task, Evan Joseph Sand

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Computational Evaluation of Ventricular Assist Device Implementation in the Single Ventricle Circulation, Tyler Matthew Schmidt

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A Study on the Impact of Tool-Chip Contact Time on the Shear Angle in Orthogonal Machining using Constitutive Models on Metal Cutting FEM Simulations, Naga Sai Chakravarthy Velamakuri

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Using Design Requirements for Environmental Assessment of Products, Darian Alexis Visotsky

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A Systematic Approach to Human Powered Vehicle Design with an Emphasis on Providing Guidelines for Mentoring Students, Alexander S. Whitman

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Influence of Surface Tension on the Nonlinear Planar Sloshing of Incompressible Fluids in Rectangular Containers, Yawen Xu

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A Savonius Wind Turbine with Electric Generator: Model and Test, Yogendra Kumar Yadav

Theses from 2015

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THE EFFECT OF HIGH-PRESSURE DEVITRIFICATION AND DENSIFICATION ON BALLISTIC-PENETRATION RESISTANCE OF FUSED SILICA, Vasudeva Avuthu

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FEASIBILITY ANALYSIS OF STEAM VENTILATION IN SUPERCAVITATION DESIGN, Austin Culberson

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A Systems Approach for Selection Between Manual and Automated Work Zones Within Assembly Lines, Jayavardhan Dhulia

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FINITE ELEMENT ANALYSIS OF EFFECTIVE MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF HIERARCHICAL HONEYCOMB STRUCTURES, Ninad Gandhi

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Inertial Focusing in Spiral Microchannels, Nilesh Sudhir Hasabnis

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Inertial Focusing of Particles in Curved Microchannels, Ketaki Joshi

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Finite Element Analysis of the Effect of Acoustic Wavelength to Hierarchical Side Length and Facet Area for Elastic Scattering from Polygonal Rings and Geodesic Spheres, Ankit Kumar

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ACOUSTIC SCATTERING RESPONSE OF HIERARCHIC HONEYCOMB STRUCTURES FOR CYLINDRICAL AND SPHERICAL STRUCTURES, Arun Mor

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ACOUSTIC PERFORMANCE OF REITERATED HIERARCHICAL HONEYCOMB STRUCTURES, Naveen Nainar

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Computational Modeling of Alternating Current Potential Drop Measurement for Crack Detection of Multi-Functional Ceramic Coated Structures, Simha Sandeep Rao

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STRUCTURAL OPTIMIZATION USING PARAMETRIC PROGRAMMING METHOD, Krupakaran Ravichandraan

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DEVELOPMENT AND VALIDATION OF AN OPTICALLY-BASED STRAIN MEASURING ORTHOPAEDIC SCREW FOR FRACTURE FIXATION IMPLANTS, Nakul Ravikumar

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A Retrospective Study of the Motivations and Perceptions of Industry Sponsors and Academia Regarding Mechanical Engineering Capstone Design Program, Varun Rawal

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A Method for the Characterization and Selection of Compliant Joints, Ronald George Saleeby

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Design of a Meta-Material with Targeted Nonlinear Deformation Response, Zachary Satterfield

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EXPERIMENTAL INVESTIGATION OF HEAT LEAKAGE AND AIR LEAKAGE IN DOMESTIC REFRIGERATORS, Shervin Shoai Naini

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Analysis and Synthesis of Effective Human-Robot Interaction at Varying Levels in Control Hierarchy, David Spencer

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Control of thermoforming process parameters to manufacture surfaces with pin-based tooling, Vijay Sarthy Mysore Sreedhara

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SENSITIVITY AND PRECISION ANALYSIS OF THE GRAPH COMPLEXITY CONNECTIVITY METHOD, Sudarshan Sridhar

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INERTIAL PARTICLE DYNAMICS IN SIMPLE VORTEX FLOW CONFIGURATIONS, Senbagaraman Sudarsanam

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FUNCTIONAL THINKING: A PROTOCOL STUDY, ASHWINRAJ THIAGARAJAN

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A novel approach to evaluating compact finite differences and similar tridiagonal schemes on GPU-accelerated clusters, Ashwin Trikuta Srinath

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CO-DESIGN OF DYNAMIC REAL-TIME SCHEDULING AND COOPERATIVE CONTROL FOR HUMAN-AGENT COLLABORATION SYSTEMS BASED ON MUTUAL TRUST, Xiaotian Wang

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A Compact Driving Simulator to Support Research and Training Needs - Hardware, Software, and Assessment, QIMIN YAO

Theses from 2014

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Design, Analysis and Implementation of an Experimental System to Harvest Energy From Atmospheric Temperature Variations Using Ethyl Chloride Filled Bellows, Gibran Ali

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Finite Element Analysis of Structural Acoustic Interaction with Air and Water for Sound Transmission Through Honeycomb and Double Walled Panels with Air Cavity, Amit Shivaraj Bendigeri

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Fatigue-Induced Failure in Horizontal-Axis Wind-Turbine (HAWT) Blades and HAWT Drivetrain Gears, Varun Chenna

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A COMPARATIVE STUDY: STRUCTURAL COMPLEXITY METRICS APPLIED AGAINST Function and Assembly PRODUCT GRAPHS in Predicting Market Price and Assembly Time, Sri Ram Mohinder Cherkadu Vasala

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IDENTIFYING TARGET PROPERTIES FOR THE DESIGN OF META-MATERIAL TANK TRACK PADS, Venkata Sampath Dangeti

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Thermo-physical Property Models and Effect on Heat Pipe Modelling, Devakar Dhingra

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ELECTROKINETIC PARTICLE MANIPULATIONS IN SPIRAL MICROCHANNELS, John DuBose

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NUMERICAL SIMULATION OF THE HEAT LEAKAGE AT THE GASKET REGION OF DOMESTIC REFRIGERATORS, Feng Gao

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Development of an In Vitro System for Evaluation of Prosthetic Vein Valves, Ross Gorman

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Analysis of a Wind Turbine Test Bench Calibration Stand Using the Finite Element Method and Experimental Data, Jake Hawkins

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A Model of the Diurnal Variation in Lake Surface Temperature, Jonathan L. Hodges

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ACOUSTIC SCATTERING AND RADIATION RESPONSE OF CIRCULAR HEXAGONAL AND AUXETIC HONEYCOMB SHELL STRUCTURES, Vaibhav Iyer

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DESIGN OF A CUSTOM SOFTWARE APPLICATION TO MONITOR AND COMMUNICATE CNC MACHINING PROCESS INFORMATION TO AID IN CHATTER IDENTIFICATION, Valerie Pezzullo

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Finite element beam model for piezoelectric energy harvesting using higher order shear deformation theory, Akhilesh Surabhi

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ELECTROKINETIC INSTABILITIES IN FERROFLUID MICROFLOWS, Dhileep Thanjavur Kumar

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Lateral Dynamics of Multiple Trailer Trucks in Windy Environments, David Wafer

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MODELING AND DESIGN STRATEGY OF ONLINE ADVERTISING ECOSYSTEM, Qiuchen Wang

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THEORETICAL AND COMPUTATIONAL DESIGN ANALYSIS OF A HARMONICA TYPE AEROELASTIC ENERGY HARVESTER, Songkai Wang

Theses from 2013

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DESIGN OPTIMIZATION OF GEOMETRICAL PARAMETERS AND MATERIAL PROPERTIES OF VIBRATING BIMORPH CANTILEVER BEAMS WITH SOLID AND HONEYCOMB SUBSTRATES FOR MAXIMUM ENERGY HARVESTED, Jasmin Adeshara

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COMPUTATIONAL MODELING OF THE FRICTION STIR WELDING (FSW) PROCESS AND OF THE PERFORMANCE OF FSW JOINTS, Ajay prasad Arakere

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Modal Analysis to Minimize Gearbox Induced Noise of General Electric Wind Turbines, Matthew Evans

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TOPOLOGY OPTIMIZATION USING A LEVEL SET PENALIZATION WITH CONSTRAINED TOPOLOGY FEATURES, Luis Fernandez

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Nonlinear Energy Harvesting Under White Noise, Qifan He

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FINITE ELEMENT ANALYSIS OF EFFECTIVE MECHANICAL PROPERTIES, VIBRATION AND ACOUSTIC PERFORMANCE OF AUXETIC CHIRAL CORE SANDWICH STRUCTURES, Hrishikesh Joshi

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Knowledge Extraction from Work Instructions through Text Processing and Analysis, Abhiram Koneru

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COMPUTATIONAL REPRESENTATION OF LINGUISTIC SEMANTICS FOR REQUIREMENT ANALYSIS IN ENGINEERING DESIGN, Alex Lash