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MOLECULAR DYNAMICS STUDY OF PARTICLE IMPACT INDUCED BOND BREAKING OF SINGLE-WALLED CARBON NANOTUBES AND QUALITY FACTORS OF NANOCOMPOSITE STRUCTURES, Puroorava Annapaneni

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Parametric Amplification in the Context of Vibratory Energy Harvesting, Roger Bode

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A Method for Evaluating Manufacturing Change in Engineering Design, Christopher Brooks

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MODELING AND FINITE ELEMENT ALAYSIS OF FLUID STRUCTURE INTERACTION IN A WIND ENERGY HARVESTER, Bargav Cheruku

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MULTI-SCALE MODELING OF THE FONTAN CIRCULATION USING A MOCK CIRCULATORY SYSTEM, John Chiulli

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Finite Element Analysis Prediction of Stresses in H.L. Hunley Submarine by Global-to-Local Model Coordination, Aditya sai nag Choragudi

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Laminar Flame Speed Estimation from Experimental Data Using a Quasi-Dimensional Turbulent Flame Entrainment Combustion Simulation For Spark Ignition Engines, Akash Desai

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INJECTION MOLDING OF MICRO-FEATURES, Manjesh Dubey

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CFD ANALYSIS OF THE UNDER HOOD OF A CAR FOR PACKAGING CONSIDERATIONS, Sreekanth reddy Gondipalle

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FRICTION STIR WELDING (FSW) PROCESS MODELING AND FSW JOINT DESIGN FOR BLAST SURVIVABLE STRUCTURES, Anand Hariharan

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MODEL-BASED SYSTEM FAULT DIAGNOSIS UTILIZING ADAPTIVE THRESHOLD WITH APPLICATION TO AUTOMOTIVE ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS, Ali Hashemi

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PREDICTING THE THERMAL PERFORMANCE FOR THE MULTI-OBJECTIVE VEHICLE UNDERHOOD PACKING OPTIMIZATION PROBLEM, Ravi teja Katragadda

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Computational analysis of the dynamic forces in drive train components of an offshore wind turbines, Artem Korobenko

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A priori Analysis of Subgrid-Scale Heat Flux Vectors in High Pressure H2/O2 Mixing and Reacting Shear Layers, Ayse Korucu

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Connective Complexity Methods for Analysis and Prediction in Engineering Design, James Mathieson

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A Priori Analysis of Subgrid-Scale Pressure in High Pressure H2/O2 Mixing and Reacting Shear Layers, Zhiyuan Ma

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Product and Process Based Assembly Time Estimation in Engineering Design, Michael Miller

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IN VITRO STUDY OF FLUID DIODES IN THE PULMONARY VALVE POSITION, John Porcher

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Understanding the Role of Functions and Interactions in the Product Design, Raveesh Ramachandran

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AGENT-BASED UNDER HOOD PACKING, Karthik Ravindranath

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Modeling and Finite Element Analysis Methods for the Dynamic Crushing of Honeycomb Cellular Meso-Structures, Jesse Schultz

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Viscoelastic Damping of Hexagonal Honeycomb Sandwich Panels, Nikhil Seera

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ANALYTICAL SOLUTIONS USING HIGH ORDER COMPOSITE LAMINATE THEORY FOR HONEYCOMB SANDWICH PLATES WITH VISCOELASTIC FREQUENCY DEPENDENT DAMPING, Nan Shan

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JOULE HEATING EFFECTS ON ELECTROKINETIC TRANSPORT IN CONSTRICTION MICROCHANNELS, Sriram Sridharan

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CONSTRAINED LAYER DAMPING OF HONEYCOMB COMPOSITE STRUCTURES, Rohit Telukunta

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Requirements Determination Of A Novel Non-Pneumatic Wheel Shear Beam For Low Rolling Resistance, Niranjan Thyagaraja

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FABRICATION AND CHARACTERIZATION OF MULTI-FUNCTIONAL NON-SPHERICAL PARTICLES VIA MECHANICAL DEFORMATION, Venkata shilpa Varahagiri

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Modeling, finite element analysis, and optimization of Non-Pneumatic Tire (NPT) for the minimization of rolling resistance, Mallikarjun Veeramurthy

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An Early Warning Monitoring System for CNC Spindle Bearing Failure, Andrew Werner

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Evaluation of Biomass and Coal Briquettes for a Spreader Stoker Boiler Using an Experimental Furnace - Modeling and Test, Gavin Wiggins

Theses from 2010

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Fuzzy Logic Approach to Stability Control, Jeffery Anderson

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DESIGN TOOL DEVELOPMENT FOR CELLULAR STRUCTURE SYNthesis TO ACHIEVE DESIRED PROPERTIES, Luke Berglind

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Electromechanical Modeling and Analysis of a Self-excited Micro-power Generator, Amin Bibo

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Electrokinetic Manipulation of Particles and Cells in Microfluidic Devices, Christopher Church

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MODELING OF A POROUS METAL FOAM CRYOGENIC COUNTER FLOW HEAT EXCHANGER, Craig Fortier

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Pulse Echo Ultrasonic Testing of Adhesive Bonded Joints for Automotive Applications, Arun Ganapathi

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Reduction of Rocket-Borne Atmospheric Density Measurements Using Monte Carlo Simulation, Travis Gaulden

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A COMPUTATIONAL INVESTIGATION OF CONTACT PRESSURE FOR A NON-PNEMAUTIC WHEEL WITH A META-MATERIAL SHEAR BAND, Renuka Jagadish

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ADVANCED AUTOMOTIVE THERMAL MANAGEMENT - OPERATION OF AN ELECTRIC RADIATOR FAN ARRAY FOR REDUCED ELECTRIC POWER CONSUMPTION, Amit Jagarwal

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MAPPING PROBLEM AND REQUIREMENTS TO SOLUTION: DOCUMENT ANALYSIS OF SENIOR DESIGN PROJECTS, Shraddha Joshi

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Design Method Development for the Design of Traction Systems, Avinash Kolla

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DETERMINATION OF HIGHER ORDER COEFFICIENTS FOR A CRACK PARALLEL TO AN INTERFACE, Venkata lakshman Kolluru

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A Proposed Method to Identify Requirements Significant to Mass Reduction, James Mclellan

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SYSTEM MODELING AND POWER MANAGEMENT STRATEGY FOR A SERIES HYDRAULIC HYBRID VEHICLE, Sisay Molla

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MASS AND ASSEMBLY TIME REDUCTION FOR FUTURE GENERATION AUTOMOTIVE VEHICLES BASED ON EXISTING VEHICLE MODEL, Essam Namouz

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A computational method for analysis of material properties of a non-pneumatic tire and their effects on static load deflection, vibration and energy loss from impact rolling over obstacles, Akshay Narasimhan

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COMPREHENSIVE ANALYSIS OF A STUDENT-CENTERED ACTIVE-LEARNING INTEGRATED STATICS AND DYNAMICS COURSE FOR MECHANICAL ENGINEERS, Marisa Orr

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The Characterization of Leadership within Undergraduate Engineering Design Teams through Case Study Analysis, Gary Palmer ii

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INDUCTION ASSISTED THERMOGRAPHY FOR INSPECTION OF MICRO DEFECTS ON SHEET METALS, Sree Pamidi

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Incorporating Function Structures into Morphological Charts: A User Study, Jenkins Richardson iii

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Ultracapacitor Heavy Hybrid Vehicle: Model Predictive Control Using Future Information to Improve Fuel Consumption, Seneca Schepmann

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AUTOMATION OF NON-DESTRUCTIVE TESTING TECHINIQUES USED FOR FINDING DEFECTS, Bhanu Singh

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Re-Engineering a Trash/Recycling Collection Vehicle Based on Challenging Customer Requirements, Edward Smith

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Parametric Instabilities for Vibratory Energy Harvesting under Harmonic, Time-Varying Frequency, and Random Excitations, Christopher Stabler

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ANALYSIS OF PART CONSOLIDATION TECHNIQUES FOR AUTOMOTIVE BODY IN WHITE PANELS BASED ON ADVANCED SHEET METAL FORMING TECHNOLOGIES, Harish Thiruvengadam

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Interpretability Analysis of Function Structures at Various Levels of Abstraction: A User Study, Jonathan Thomas

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Design Decisions Under Risk and Uncertainty, Sravya Thoomu

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NON-CONTACT SPATIALLY CONSTRAINED OPTICAL SCANNING METHODS APPLIED FOR DEPTH, WIDTH AND GAP MEASUREMENTS, Konda reddy Thotti reddy

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Modeling and Optimization of a Plug-in hybrid electric vehicle, Venkat vijay kishore Turlapati

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INFRARED THERMOGRAPHY AND ULTRASONIC INSPECTION OF ADHESIVE BONDED STRUCTURES, OVERVIEW AND VALIDITY, Suhas Vedula

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ANALYSIS OF ALTERNATIVE MANUFACTURING PROCESSES FOR LIGHTWEIGHT BIW DESIGNS, USING ANALYTICAL HIERARCHY PROCESS, Srinath Vijayakumar

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COMBINED MUSCULO-SKELETAL MULTI-BODY DYNAMICS/FINITE ELEMENT ANALYSIS OF SEVERAL ERGONOMICS AND BIO-MECHANICS PROBLEMS, Xin Xie

Theses from 2009

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CHARACTERIZATION AND ENHANCEMENT OF SENSING PROPERTIES OF PIEZOELECTRIC MATERIALS WITH APPLICATIONS TO VIBRATION SUPPRESSION, Siddharth Aphale

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PREDICTIVE ENERGY MANAGEMENT IN SMART VEHICLES: EXPLOITING TRAFFIC AND TRAFFIC SIGNAL PREVIEW FOR FUEL SAVING, Behrang Asadi

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DESIGN AND ANALYSIS OF ALTERNATING SPOKE PAIR CONCEPTS FOR A NON-PNEUMATIC TIRE WITH REDUCED VIBRATION AT HIGH SPEED ROLLING, Shashank Bezgam

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Charging Kinetics of Electric Double Layer Capacitors, Clint Cagle

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An Evaluation of Function-Based Representations and Information Archival in Engineering Design, Benjamin Caldwell

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Monitoring CO Concentration in Fuel Cells Using Microcantilever Sensors, Tugba Demir

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EXPERIMENTAL STUDY OF THE THREE-STREAM SCALAR MIXING IN A TURBULENT COAXIAL JET, Matthew Dinger

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A priori Analysis of Subgrid Scalar Phenomena and Mass Diffusion Vectors in Turbulent Hydrogen-Oxygen Flames, Justin Foster

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DEVELOPMENT OF A RIGID RING TIRE MODEL AND COMPARISON AMONG VARIOUS TIRE MODELS FOR RIDE COMFORT SIMULATIONS, Norm Frey

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User Study of Information Extracted from Engineering Representations, Rachel Hannah

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IDENTIFYING THE OPTIMUM PROCESS PARAMETERS OF PRECISION GLASS MOLDING FOR ASPHERICAL LENSES, Waqas Iqbal

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EXPERIMENTAL CHARACTERIZATION OF STRESS RELAXATION IN GLASS, Hemanth Kadali

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2-D and 3-D Assessment of Cambered and Symmetric Airfoils: A CFD Study, Tuncay Kamas

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MODELING THE COOLING PHASE OF THE LENS MOLDING PROCESS, Saravanan Kannan

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STRAIGHT LINE BRAKING PERFORMANCE OF A ROAD VEHICLE WITH NON LINEAR TIRE STIFFNESS FORMULATION, Anup Khekare

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Linguistic Analysis of Natural Language Engineering Requirements, Carl Lamar

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The Effect of a Surfactant Monolayer on Gas Exchange Across an Air-Water Interface during Mixed Convection, Richard Lee

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Dynamic Finite Element Simulation of Ultrasonic Consolidation, Daniel Mccullough

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VIBRATIONS OF THIN PLATE WITH PIEZOELECTRIC ACTUATOR: THEORY AND EXPERIMENTS, Parikshit Mehta

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Taxonomy of physical prototypes: structure and validation, Ashwin Michaelraj

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IMPROVED AUTOMOTIVE SAFETY THROUGH INSTRUCTIONAL MODULES AND AUTOMOTIVE DRIVING SIMULATOR BASED SKILLS TRAINING WITH ASSESSMENT, Dionne Norfleet

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Survey of Concurrent Engineering Environments and the Application of Best Practices towards the Development of a Multiple Industry, Multiple Domain Environment, Jonathan Osborn

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DEVELOPMENT OF A NONLINEAR RIDE QUALITY MODEL TO AID IN TWEELå© PARAMETER SELECTION, Marc Paradiso

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PRINCIPAL COMPONENT THERMOGRAPHY FOR STEADY THERMAL PERTURBATION SCENARIOS, Rohit Parvataneni

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Thermoelastic Behavior of a Small Bearing Cage, Eric Planting

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RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN LANE CHANGE PERFORMANCE AND OPEN-LOOP HANDLING METRICS, Robert Powell

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ROBUST PARAMETER DESIGN AND FINITE ELEMENT ANALYSIS FOR A NON-PNEUMATIC TIRE WITH LOW VIBRATION, Amarnath Proddaturi

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Use of Orthogonal Arrays for Efficient Evaluation of Geometric Designs for Reducing Vibration of a Non-Pneumatic Wheel During High-Speed Rolling, William Rutherford

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A STUDY IN THE INFORMATION CONTENT, CONSISTENCY, AND EXPRESSIVE POWER OF FUNCTION STRUCTURES IN MECHANICAL DESIGN, Chiradeep Sen

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On the Modeling of Energy Harvesters and Analysis of their Response under Time-Varying Frequency Excitations, Thiago Seuaciuc-osorio

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DEVELOPMENT OF A FALLING SPHERE INSTRUMENT FOR HIGH-RESOLUTION NEUTRAL WIND MEASUREMENTS IN THE MESOSPHERE AND LOWER THERMOSPHERE, Arpan Shah

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Design, Construction, and Testing of a New Class of Mobile Robots, Ivan Siles

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FRICTION STIR WELDING PROCESS AND MATERIAL MICROSTRUCTURE EVOLUTION MODELING IN 2000 AND 5000 SERIES OF ALUMINUM ALLOYS, Harshavardhan Yalavarthy

Theses from 2008

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On New Applications and Sensitivity Enhancement of Cantilever-based Sensing Systems, Calvin Bradley

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Electrokinetic Transport in Micro- and Nano- Channels:A study examining electrokinetic energy conversion and dielectrophoretic particle separation, Christian Davidson

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Ductile-Regime Machining of Glass Using the Micromilling Process, Kevin Foy

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ESTIMATION OF VEHICLE MASS AND ROAD GRADE, Tejas Ghotikar

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Real-Time Power Management of A Fuel Cell/Ultracapacitor Hybrid, Wesley Greenwell