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Theses from 2010

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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

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ENHANCEMENT OF INFORMATION MANAGEMENT CAPABILITIES IN MDO FRAMEWORK, Santosh Hiriyannaiah

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An Investigative Study Of Patents From An Engineering Design Perspective, Ajit singh Kanda

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INDEPENDENT TORQUE DISTRIBUTION MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS FOR VEHICLE STABILITY CONTROL, Indrasen Karogal

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Stability Analysis and Decentralized Control of Coupled Oscillators with Feedback Delays, Saurabh Keni

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DESIGN PROCESS MODELING: TOWARDS AN ONTOLOGY OF ENGINEERING DESIGN ACTIVITIES, Pavan Kumar

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COMPUTATIONAL METHOD FOR SOLVING SPOKE DYNAMICS ON HIGH SPEED ROLLING TWEEL, Kranti kiran Manga

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THREE DESIGN TOOL FOCUSED CASE STUDIES OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING DESIGN PROJECTS, William Miller

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ANALYSIS OF NON LOAD BEARING TWO COMPONENT (2K) ADHESIVES; UNDER THE AUTOMOTIVE HEMMING PROCESS VARIATIONS; THERMOGRAVIMETRIC, CALORIMETRIC AND COMPOSITION ANALYSES, Kameswara Nara

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RANDOM ROAD ANALYSIS AND IMPROVED GEAR RATIO SELECTION OF A FRONT WHEEL DRIVE DRAG RACING CAR, Thomas New

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Finite Element Analysis of Carbon Fiber Composite Ripping Using ABAQUS, Joy Pederson

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Reduction of sink marks in wire insert molded parts, Gauri Phadke

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TOPOLOGY AND FREE-SIZE OPTIMIZATION WITH MULTIPLE LOADING CONDITIONS FOR LIGHT WEIGHT DESIGN OF DIE CAST AUTOMOTIVE BACKREST FRAME, Sreeram Polavarapu

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Compliant Multi-Link Vehicle Suspensions, Souharda Raghavendra

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Nonlinear Finite Element Analysis of TWEEL Geometric Parameter Modifications on Spoke Dynamics during High Speed Rolling, Maya Ramachandran

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Ultracapacitor Assisted Powertrains: Modeling, Control, Sizing, and The Impact on Fuel Economy, Dean Rotenberg

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COMPUTATIONAL ANALYSIS OF FEASIBILITY AND UTILITY OF DIRECT-ADHESION POLYMER-TO-METAL HYBRID TECHNOLOGIES FOR USE IN LOAD BEARING BODY-IN-WHITE AUTOMOTIVE COMPONENTS, Vijay Sellappan

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Computational Analysis of Input-Shaping Control of Microelectromechanical Mirrors, Thomas Starling

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Investigating the Role of Prototyping in Mechanical Design Using Case Study Validation, David Stowe

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NON-LINEAR FINITE ELEMENT ANALYSIS AND OPTIMIZATION FOR LIGHT WEIGHT DESIGN OF AN AUTOMOTIVE SEAT BACKREST, Prasanna balaji Thiyagarajan

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An Investigation on Spot-Weld Modeling Complexity for Crash Simulation, Srinivasan Vimalanathan

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MODELING, ANALYSIS AND CONTROL OF FLEXIBLE SOLID-STATE HYSTERETIC ACTUATORS, Kushan Vora

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QUANTITATIVE MODELING OF SOIL PROPERTIES BASED ON COMPOSITION AND APPLICATION TO DYNAMIC TIRE TESTING, Sumalatha Yaski

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FLOW BOILING OF ACETONE IN PARALLEL RECTANGULAR MINI-CHANNELS, Rafael Zimmermann

Theses from 2007

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NONLINEAR MODELING OF THE ADSORPTION-INDUCED SURFACE STRESS IN PIEZOELECTRICALLY-DRIVEN MICROCANTILEVER BIOSENSORS, Mana Afshari

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Registration using Graphics Processor Unit, Koushik Aravalli

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Temperature Control of an Air Shower, Vedik Bobba

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Development of a Microscopic MoirŽ Interferometry System, Jeremy Brougher

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A CASE STUDY INVESTIGATING RULE BASED DESIGN IN AN INDUSTRIAL SETTING, Siva Chavali

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SIMULATION OF A BACKREST MOMENT TEST FOR AN AUTOMOTIVE FRONT SEAT USING NONLINEAR CONTACT FINITE ELEMENT ANALYSIS , Abhinand Chelikani

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Exact Solution of Time History Response for Dynamic Systems with Coupled Damping using Complex Mode Superposition, Manoj kumar Chinnakonda

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EFFECTS OF SUPPORT GRID VANE ANGLES ON SINGLE PHASE HEAT TRANSFER WITHIN ROD BUNDLE SUBCHANNELS, Michael Cosby

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Modeling Requirements Propagation to Generate Solutions for Minimizing Mass, Thulasiram Ezhilan

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A Hydraulic Actuated Thermal Management System For Large Displacement Engine Cooling Systems, Peyton Frick

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Surface Finish Control of 3D Printed Metal Tooling, Brady Godbey

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MIXED CONVECTIVE HEAT TRANSFER AND EVAPORATION AT THE AIR-WATER INTERFACE, Prasad Gokhale

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THE ROLE OF COMPUTER AIDED ENGINEERING IN DEVELOPING A COMBINED TRASH AND RECYCLING TRUCK : A CASE STUDY, Peter Johnston

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DEVELOPMENT OF A DESIGN ENABLER TOOL FOR FRAME ANALYSIS FOR A SMALL ENTERPRISE: A CASE STUDY, Madhusudan Kayyar

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AN INVESTIGATION OF CAVITY PRESSURE AS A PROCESS AND QUALITY INDICATOR IN THE MICRO-INJECTION MOLDING PROCESS, Soon-chun Kuek

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ANALYZING RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN LIGHTNING AND RAIN IN ORDER TO IMPROVE ESTIMATION ACCURACY OF RAIN , Justin Lapp

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Advanced Thermal Management for Internal Combustion Engines, Thomas Mitchell

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A Study of Induced Drag and Spanwise Lift Distribution for Three-Dimensional Inviscid Flow Over a Wing, Scott Monsch

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MACHINABILITY AND MICROSTRUCTURE STABILITY DURING THE MACHINING OF PURE COPPER AND TITANIUM PROCESSED BY EQUAL CHANNEL ANGULAR PRESSING, Mason Morehead

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Least Squares Fitting of Analytic Primitives on a GPU, Meghashyam Panyam mohan ram

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Dynamic Networking of Exemplars: Towards a Mechanical Design Visual Programming Language, Shashidhar Putti

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PROPERTY MEASUREMENTS AND EVALUATION OF HEAT LEAK, Nathan Race

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Optimal Placement of Metal Foils in Ultrasonic Consolidation Process, Raji Rexavier

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REAL TIME PROGNOSTIC STRATEGIES APPLICATION TO GAS TURBINES, Rajat Sekhon

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MORPHOLOGICAL CHARTS: A SYSTEMATIC EXPLORATION OF QUALITATIVE DESIGN SPACE, Gregory Smith

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Energy Absorption of Sine Wave Beams Subjected to Axial Impact Loading, Robert Smith

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Analysis of Ride Quality of Tractor Semi-Trailers, Christopher Spivey

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A CASE STUDY ON THE USE OF DESIGN EXEMPLAR AS A SEARCH AND RETRIEVAL TOOL, Narasimha murty Srirangam

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Design and Development of an in-house Scanning Tunneling Microscope System, Esvar Subramanian

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Thermal diffusion coefficient modeling for high pressure combustion simulations, Soundararaghavan Vasudevan

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EFFECT OF NITROGEN FILLING ON TIRE ROLLING RESISTANCE AND VEHICLE FUEL ECONOMY, Prakash Venkataraman

Theses from 2006

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INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE COOLING STRATEGIES: THEORY AND TEST, John Chastain

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The Effects of Viscoelastic Behavior on the Operation of a Delayed Resonator Vibration Absorber, John Cowans

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Simulation and Characterization of Tire Nonuniformity-induced Steering Nibble Vibrations through Integrated Subsystems Modeling, Derek Mangun

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The Effect of Water Droplet Oscillations on the Scavenging Efficiency of Micron Sized Particles, Raymond Mcdonnell

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Emission Reduction in Small Displacement Diesel Engines Using Cooled Exhaust Gas Recirculation, Chris Simoson

Theses from 1995

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A Theoretical Nonlinear Dynamical Model of Coupled Heat and Momentum Transfer in Forced Convection Film Boiling, Jolie Ann Long