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Theses from 2022

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Investigating the Effects of SiC Abrasive Particles on Friction Element Welding, Gaurav Awate

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Quantifying Shear Stresses in Tissue Engineered Aortic Heart Valves, Raj Nitin Dave

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Examining the Different Snap-Through Characteristics of Bistable CFRP Composite Laminates, Vishrut Deshpande

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Analysis of the Self-heating Effect on Unfilled Poly(Methyl Methacrylate) Due to Cyclic Behavior, Muhammed R. Kose

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A Study on Effect of Manufacturing Parameters on Morphology of A356 Aluminum Foam, Nikhil Nanabhau Mahajan

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Predictive Performance and Teaming Via the MIST-C OCEAN Hierarchy Utilizing Personality and Skills, Brighton H. Owen

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An Experimental Analysis of Thin Sheet Metal Bending by Ultrafast Laser Peen Forming, Bryce J. Tessmann

Theses from 2021

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Fluid Rheological Effects on Insulator-Based Dielectrophoresis, Joseph Armakan Bentor

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Surrogate Modeling of Single, Multi-Patch and Kirigami Composite Laminates for Design Purposes, Jebin Biju

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Parametric Study of Orthogonal Pantographic Lattice with Non-Linear Torsional Resistance at Pivots, Mahendra Singh Bisht

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Exploiting Multi Stability of Compliant Locking Mechanism for Reconfigurable Articulation in Robotic Arm, Troy Justin Carhart

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Dynamic Mechanical Behaviors of Nacre-Inspired Graphene-Polymer Nanocomposites Depending on Internal Nanostructures, Cho Chun Chiang

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Mechanism Behind Grain Boundary Segregation and Mechanical Properties Enhancement of CoCrFeMnNi High Entropy Alloy Through Molecular Dynamics Simulation, Zibusiso Dhlamini

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Considerations for Testing Full-Scale Wind Turbine Nacelles with Hardware-in-the-Loop, Kirk Christopher Heinold

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Development and Application of a Digital Twin for Chiller Plant Performance Assessment, Mihir Kale

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Automating the Design Optimization of Vehicle Structures, William Bruce McCormack

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Comfort, Acceptance, and Preferences: The Designing of a Human-Robot Workstation that Puts the Human First, Jassmyn Quionna Aleshia McQuillen

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Thermal Modeling of Fused Deposition Modeling Process Using Discrete Elements, Chelsea Charles Menezes

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Development of Guidelines for Support Structure Design and Placement in Metal Additive Manufacturing, Lucas M. Morand

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Applications of Set-Theoretic Topology in the Construction and Analysis of Engineering Design Spaces, Joshua Bronson Ortiz

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An Experimental Study Exploring the Influence of Different Representation of Requirements on Idea Generation, Akash Patel

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Developing a Computational Model for a Novel, Peristaltic-Style Ventricular Assist Device, Colin Pender

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A Computational Evaluation of Turbulence Generators in Co-Axial Ground Heat Exchangers, Rohit Ashok Rao

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Design and Fabrication of a Polymer FDM Printer Capable of Build Parameter Monitoring and In-Sit Geometric Monitoring Via Photogrammetry, Travis Roberts

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Impact of Non Torque Loading on Wind Turbine High Speed Shaft Bearing Failure Modes During a Grid Interruption Event, Joseph Scott Roulier

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Velocity Optimization in Connected Autonomous Vehicles and its Impact on Surrounding Traffic, Sumedh Sathe

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Promoting a Safe Hospital Environment Through Autonomy, Christopher Lee Sousa

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Tradespace Exploration of a UAV Conceptual Design Using Model-Based Systems Engineering, Ayan Srivastava

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Comparing Change Management Processes for Requirements and Manufacturing: An Interview Based Study, Meredith Grace Sutton

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Data-driven System Identification and Optimal Control Framework for Grand-Prix Style Autonomous Racing, Rongyao Wang

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Mechanics and Viscoelastic Properties of Graphene Reinforced Polymer Nanocomposites Through Coarse-Grained Molecular Dynamics Simulations, Yitao Wang

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Generating Training Data for Machine Learning Applications in Manufacturing Through Purposeful Failure, Ethan Wescoat

Theses from 2020

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Optimal Control of Image Based Visual Servoing (IBVS) for High Precision Visual Inspection Applications, Mark S. Allen

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Exploiting the Nonlinear Stiffness of Origami Folding to Enhance Robotic Jumping Performance, Samuel Reese Allison

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A Study of the Synthesis of Cellulose by the Bacteria Komagataeibacter xylinus (K. xylinus) when Under the Action of an Electric Field in a Microfluidic Reactor, Sindora Baddam

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Exploiting the Asymmetric Energy Barrier in Multi-Stable Origami to Enable Mechanical Diode Behavior, Nasim Baharisangari

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The Role of Substrate Elasticity in Droplet Splashing, Bailey Basso

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Design of a Single Layer Metamaterial for Pressure Offloading in Transtibial Amputees, Nathan Kenneth Brown

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Scanning Pattern Optimization to Reduce Temperature Gradients in DMLS, Caroline Victoria Buck

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Test Frame Design for Characterization of Additive Manufacturing Compliant Materials, Sean Fry

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Asymmetric Instability of Thin-Film Flow on a Fiber, Chase Tyler Gabbard

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Data-Driven Control with Learned Dynamics, Wenjian Hao

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Utilization of Kirigami Skins as a Method of Creating Bespoke Soft Pneumatic Actuators, Steven Michael Iannucci

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Quasi-Articulation of a Continuous Robotic Manipulator Enabled by Stiffness-Switching Origami Joints, Joshua Kaufmann

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Functional Description for Thick Bistable Carbon Fiber Laminates with Rayleigh-Ritz, Abaqus, and Experiments, Christopher Henry Knippenberg

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Topology Optimization of Irregular Shaped Pressure Vessels Using a Level-Set Method, John Michal Kremar

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The Role of Grain Boundaries in the Tensile Deformation Behavior of CoCrFeMnNi High Entropy Alloys, Hyunsoo Lee

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Study of Ultrafast Laser-Induced Surface Structures on Stainless Steel and Fused Silica for Optical Property Modification, Shreyas Vinay Limaye

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Effects of Phase Decomposition on the Strength Of CoCrFeMnNi High Entropy Alloy, Fredrick Christopher Monroe

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Detection of Delaminations in Carbon Fiber Reinforced Polymers Embedded with Terfenol-D Particles Using Machine Learning, Christopher Nelon

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Follower Helping Behavior in Engineering Design Teams: Theoretical Constructs and Protocol Analyses, Jessica Plaunt

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Analysis of the Mechanical Properties of 3D Printed Recycled ABS, Sathwika Ponnapalli

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Decentralized Decision Making for Limited Resource Allocation Using a Private Blockchain Network in an IoT (Internet of Things) Environment with Conflicting Agents, Vignesh Prabhu

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The Frequency-Amplitude Response of a Class of Nonholonomic Systems, Colin Rodwell

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The Role of Automation Perceptions in Manufacturing Strategy, Edwin Chase Wentzky

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Fatigue Crack Growth Behavior of CoCrFeNi, William Matthew Williams

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Rapid, Low-Fidelity Analysis Methods Using Historical Aircraft Data for Initializing the Conceptual Design of Hypersonic Aircraft, Daniel Mason Wilson

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Wetting Analysis of the Ultrasonic-Assisted Soldering Process, Joshua Caleb Wilson

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Multi-Scale Molecular Dynamics Simulation of Fused Silica Under Shock Impact, Tristan Woods

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Static Pressure Recovery Effects of Conical Diffusers with Swirling Inlet Flow, James Ray Wright III

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The Change Management Process for Automation Implementations, Nicole Zero

Theses from 2019

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Agent-Based Resilient Transportation Infrastructure with Surrogate Adaptive Networks, Andre Aaron Apostol

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Human Powered Energy Harvester based on Autowinder Mechanism: Analysis, Build and Test, Abby Joseph Arakal George

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Effects of Component Model Fidelity Level on Dynamic Analysis Accuracy of a Multi-MW Wind Turbine Drivetrain, Nathaniel James Beasley

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Using Origami Folding Techniques to Study the Effect of Non-Linear Stiffness on the Performance of Jumping Mechanism, Blake Betsill

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Effects of Mode II on an Angled Crack in Unidirectional Carbon Fiber Composites, Jacob L. Biddlecom

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The Processing of Binder Jet Multi-Material 3D Printing to Improve upon Material Properties, Sara Mohammed Damas

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Understanding Requirement Generation: Studies on Interventions and Comparison between Novices and Practitioners, Maria Vittoria Elena

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Dynamics of a Vibration Driven Bristle Bot, Chandravamsi Gandra

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Analyzing the Coiling Motion of Plant-Inspired Soft Actuators with Tilted Helix Fiber Reinforcement, Ryan Kirby Geer

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Rheological Effects on Fluid Flow in a Contraction-Expansion and Cavity Microchannel, Purva Popat Jagdale

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Analytical Modeling of Melting of Levitated Ice Particles and Freezing of Water Films on Cold Surfaces, Shivuday Kala

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Behavior and Energy Loss Optimization of an Elastic Material Metastructure, Andrew S. Montalbano

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Geometric Characterization of Polygonal Hydraulic Jumps and the Role of Weir Geometry, Taylor Edwin Nichols

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Defining Relationships Between Geometry and Behavior of Bistable Composite Laminates, Salil Abhijit Phatak

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Multi-Scale, Multi-Criteria Design of Meta-Materials with Offset Periodicity, Rushabh Rajesh Sadiwala

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The Effect of Geometric Defects and Porosity on the Mechanical Behavior of Additively Manufactured SS 316L and AlSi10Mg Components, Benjamin A. Smith

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An Exploratory Study of the Influence of Design Process Ordering on the Requirement Generation of Novice Designers, Nicholas Spivey

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Modelling Strategies to Examine the Influence of Fidelity Levels on Dynamic Behavior of Multi-MW Wind Turbine Gearbox, Jesalkumar Thakkar

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Terfenol-D Carbon Fiber Reinforced Polymer (CFRP) Embedded Sensing for Early Damage Detection, Brandon Eugene Williams

Theses from 2018

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An Experimental Study of Low Velocity Impact of Bistable Laminated CFRP Composites, Cameron Alexander Abarotin

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An Experimental Study of Geometric Defects and Their Significance on Material Properties and Behavior, Jody Bernard Bartanus

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Intrinsic Geometrical Constraints of Spontaneously Excited Leidenfrost Drops, Jesse Edward Bergen

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An Experimental Investigation of the Effect of Functional Ordering on Morphological Chart Exploration, Anant Chawla

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Establishing a Protocol to Observe Leadership Behaviors in Engineering Design Teams, Douglas James Chickarello

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Multiscale Behavior of Fused Deposition Additively Manufactured Thermoplastic Cellular Materials, Kaitlynn Melissa Conway

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Design of Meta-material Tank Track System with Experimental Testing and Sensitivity Analysis of Additively Manufactured Meta-material Backer Pads, Samuel J. Franklin

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An Investigation into the Usability of an Innovation Management Assessment Tool, Elizabeth Jane Westerlund Gendreau

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Tools for the Investigation of Reduced Exercise Capacity in Fontan Patients, Akash Gupta

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An Experimental Investigation of Combined Symmetric Asymmetric Composite Laminates, Guy Maximilian Kemmann

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Optimization of Laser Shock Peening Process Using Finite Element Modeling, Sai Hamsini Kosaraju

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An Investigative Study of the Snapthrough, Snapback and the Stiffness Properties of a Kirigami Unit Cell, Aditya Girish Lele

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Comparison of Unit Cell Geometry for Bloch Wave Analysis in Two Dimensional Periodic Beam Structures, Likitha Marneni

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Design and Analysis of a Single Stage, Traveling Wave, Thermoacoustic Engine for Bi-Directional Turbine Generator Integration, Mitchell McGaughy

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Asynchronous propulsion of the three sphere micro-swimmer using perturbed magnetic field, Arnab Mitra

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Assessing Temperature Differences on a Sample Heated in a Tube Furnace Under Vacuum, Sam A. Muhamed

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An Investigation of Modeing Behaviors in Function Structure Modeling With Respect to Chaining Methods, Apurva Rajesh Patel

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Numerical Analysis of Scramjet Cavity Flameholders at Varying Flight Mach Numbers, Matthew Quinones

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Effect of Strain Rate on the Tensile Behavior of CoCrFeNi and CoCrFeMnNi High Entropy Alloys, Mitra Shabanisamghabady

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Physical and Virtual Prototyping in Product Design, Matthew S. Sheppard