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Theses/Dissertations from 2016

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Multi-objective optimization of transonic airfoils using variable-fidelity models, co-kriging surrogates, and design space reduction, Anand Amrit

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A game theory approach to negotiations in defense acquisitions in the context of value-driven design: an aircraft system case study, Garima Vinay Bhatia

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Modification of flow structures associated with broadband trailing edge noise, Hephzibah Clemons

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Fracture and toughening of soft elastic composite, Xiangchao Feng

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Material state tracking by nondestructive evaluation data, Elizabeth Dimmitt Gregory

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A multiphysics phase field model on melting and kinetic superheating of aluminum nanolayer and nanoparticle, Yong Seok Hwang

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Aerodynamic shape optimization by multi-fidelity modeling and manifold mapping, Jie Ren

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Rheology and filtration of mono- and bi-disperse settling suspensions, Tejaswi Soori

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Surrogate-based design optimization of dual-rotor wind turbines using steady RANS equations, Andrew Scott Thelen

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A high-fidelity approach to conceptual design, John Thomas Watson

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Novel cooling strategies for improved protection of gas turbine blades, Wenwu Zhou

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A GPU-accelerated high-order multiphase computational tool for asteroid fragmentation and pulverization modeling, Ben James Zimmerman

Theses/Dissertations from 2015

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Modeling fan broadband noise from jet engines and rod-airfoil benchmark case for broadband noise prediction, Bharat Raj Agrawal

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Modeling and simulations of strain-induced phase transformations in materials under compression and compression-torsion in traditional and rotational diamond anvil cells, Biao Feng

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A bypass transition model based on the intermittency function, Xuan Ge

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A numerical approach to the simulation of granular and multiphase flows, Ryan John Goetsch

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Value-Driven Design of non-commercial systems through bargain modeling, Erik Daniel Goetzke

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An MDO augmented value-based systems engineering approach to holistic design decision-making: a satellite system case study, Hanumanthrao Kannan

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Path planning and energy management of solar-powered unmanned ground vehicles, Adam Kaplan

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An experimental study on the near wake characteristics of a wind turbine model subjected to surge, pitch, and heave motions, Morteza Khosravi

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Characterization, fabrication, and analysis of soft dielectric elastomer actuators capable of complex 3D deformation, William Lai

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Parametric modeling for simulation based hypersonic vehicle design, Alexander David Lee

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Evaluation of some parameters influencing vibrothermographic crack heating, Tyler Joseph Lesthaeghe

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Dynamical systems analysis of electrostatic and aerodynamic forced vibrations of a thin flexible electrode, Sushma Bala Madanu

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A diffuse interface approach to phase transformation via virtual melting, Kasra Momeni

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Phase field approach for multiphase phase transformations, twinning, and variant-variant transformations in martensite, Arunabha Mohan Roy

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A new formulation for delayed detached eddy simulation based on the Smagorinsky LES model, Karthik Rudra Reddy

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Vibration modeling for vibrothermography, Jyani Somayajulu Vaddi

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Advanced mission planning and impact risk assessment of near-Earth asteroids in application to planetary defense, George Vardaxis

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Experimental and numerical investigations on the flow characteristics of rotary machineries, Zhenyu Wang

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Development of the ℓ² ω Delayed Detached Eddy Simulation model with dynamically computed constant, Zifei Yin

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An experimental study of wind-driven surface water transport process pertinent to aircraft icing, Kai Zhang

Theses/Dissertations from 2014

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Coupled mechanochemical theories for reacting systems with application to nanovoid nucleation and Li-ion batteries, Hamed Attariani

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Inherent acoustic nonlinearity in fiber reinforced composites, Sunil Kishore Chakrapani

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Early-state damage detection, characterization, and evolution using high-resolution computed tomography, Robert Grandin

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Propulsion integration of hypersonic air-breathing vehicles utilizing a top-down design methodology, Brad Kenneth Kirkpatrick

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Acoustic timescale characterization of hot spot detonability, Michael D. Kurtz

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An experimental investigation on wind turbine aeromechanics and wake interferences among multiple wind turbines, Ahmet Ozbay

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Nuclear subsurface explosion modeling and hydrodynamic fragmentation simulation of hazardous asteroids, Pavithra Dhanuka Premaratne

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Numerical investigation of wind turbine and wind farm aerodynamics, Suganthi Selvaraj

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Visualization-based decision support for value-driven system design, Elliott Tibor

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Automated trajectory design for impulsive and low thrust interplanetary mission analysis, Samuel Arthur Wagner

Theses/Dissertations from 2013

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Modeling and eddy simulation of rotating and curved turbulent flows, Sunil Kumar Arolla

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Development of high-lift laminar wing using steady active flow control, Patrick Clayton

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Quantitative flaw characterization with ultrasonic phased arrays, Brady Engle

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A three-equation bypass transition model based on the intermittency function, Xuan Ge

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New near-optimal feedback guidance algorithms for space missions, Matt Hawkins

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Physical modeling and high-performance GPU computing for characterization, interception, and disruption of hazardous near-Earth objects, Brian Douglas Kaplinger

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Autonomous Trajectory Planning by Convex Optimization, Xinfu Liu

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Role of contamination on the bondline integrity of composite structures, Xu Shang

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Damage detection and characterization of fiber-reinforced composites using ultrasonics, Ajith Subramanian

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The constant-pressure gas-driven radial displacement and viscous fingering instability in a finite liquid drop in a Hele-Shaw cell, Andrew Ryan White

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Fuel-Efficient Feedback Control of Orbital Motion Around Irregular-Shaped Asteroids, Tim Winkler

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Study of microburst-like wind and its loading effects on structures using impinging-jet and cooling-source approaches, Yan Zhang

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The Efficient Implementation of Correction Procedure via Reconstruction with GPU Computing, Ben James Zimmerman

Theses/Dissertations from 2012

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Time-domain parameter identification of aeroelastic loads by forced-vibration method for response of flexible structures subject to transient wind, Bochao Cao

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Experimental and analytical trajectories of simplified debris models in tornado winds, Kristin Crawford

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An experimental investigation on the spray flow exhausted from a co-swirling air-blast nozzle, Daniel Dean Dvorak

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Mechanics of magneto-active polymers, Yi Han

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Experimental investigations on the wake interferences of multiple wind turbines, Ahmet Ozbay

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Wave scattering by an integral stiffener, Ricky Steven Reusser

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Development of an explicit pressure-based unstructured solver for three-dimensional incompressible flows with graphics hardware acceleration, Jordan Thistle

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Quadrature-based moment methods: High-order realizable schemes and multi-physics applications, Varun Vikas

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Numerical and experimental investigations on unsteady aerodynamics of flapping wings, Meilin Yu

Theses/Dissertations from 2011

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Measurement of ultra-thin film fracture by nano-indentation: a numerical study, Benjamin A. Burke

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Investigation of ply waviness in wind turbine blades: Experimental and numerical analysis, Sunil Kishore Chakrapani

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Validation of a simple go/no-go damage detection system for personal ceramic body armor using pressure sensitive film, Jason Fisher

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Differential formulation of discontinuous Galerkin and related methods for compressible Euler and Navier-Stokes equations, Haiyang Gao

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Experimental study of low Reynolds number flow control devices: dynamic burst control plate and dynamic roughness, Travis Nicholas Grager

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Development, validation and verification of the Momentum Source Model for discrete rotor blades, Kanchan Guntupalli

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Particulate dispersion in a turbulent serpentine channel, Xin Huang

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A stereoscopic PIV study on the behavior of near-field wingtip vortex structures, Hirofumi Igarashi

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Turbulent flow separation in three-dimensional asymmetric diffusers, Elbert Jeyapaul

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Characteristics of dielectric elastomers and fabrication of dielectric elastomer actuators for artificial muscle applications, William Lai

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Flaw detection in Multi-layer, Multi-material Composites by Resonance Imaging: utilizing Air-coupled Ultrasonics and Finite Element Modeling, Richard Livings

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An improved volumetric LBM boundary approach and its extension for sliding mesh simulation, Yanbing Li

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Transducer characterization for Vibrothermography, Jyani Somayajulu Vaddi

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Development of the spectral difference method and application in the numerical investigation of the separated and transitional flows over a low-Reynolds number airfoil, Ying Zhou

Theses/Dissertations from 2010

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Autonomous optimal deorbit guidance, Morgan Baldwin

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Machining induced defects in Relaxor ferroelectric PMN-PT crystals, Cheng Deng

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Dynamic modeling and ascent flight control of Ares-I Crew Launch Vehicle, Wei Du

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Focusing aberration corrections for ultrasonic inspections of disk forgings when using a surface compensating mirror and segmented annular phased array, Jon Hiram Friedl

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Configurational effect on dust cloud formation and brownout, Sayan Ghosh

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Issures in Discontinuous High-Order Methods: Broadband Wave Computation and Viscous Boundary Layer Resolution, Yi Li

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Graphics hardware acceleration for rotorcraft simulations, Mark William Lohry

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A fast ascent trajectory optimization method for hypersonic air-breathing vehicles, Oscar Jaime Murillo

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Modeling of pulse-echo inspections of multi-layer panels containing delaminations, Nathaniel Lawrence Richter

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Interaction of a translating tornado with a low-rise builsing, Hephzibah Thampi

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Numerical modeling of free surface and rapid solidification for simulation and analysis of melt spinning, Chunbai Wang

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Experimental study of inhomogeneous deformation in bulk metallic glass and their composite during wedge-like cylindrical indentation, Hui Wang

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Frequency and load mode dependence of Vibrothermography, Wenjun Zhang

Theses/Dissertations from 2009

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An experimental study of the vortex structures in the wake of a piezoelectric flapping plate for Nano Air Vehicle applications, Lucas Clemons

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Experimental investigation of bio inspired flapping wings for MAV and NAV applications, Anand Gopa Kumar

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Experimental improvements on a tornado-type wind turbine (TTWT) system, Matt Hawkins

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Heat Transfer Enhancement in Thermoelectric Power Generation, Shih-yung Hu

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Electrohydrodynamic instabilities in microchannels: a computational study, Shibi Vasisht Kapisthalam Vasudevan

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Thermal analysis of a fireplace using ANSYS, Nathaniel Michael Knop

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Development of unsteady algorithms for pressure-based unstructured solver for two-dimensional incompressible flows, Angela Dwi Lestari

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Steady rolling contact and resistance of a cylinder on a viscoelastic foundation by an integral equation algorithm, Pallavi Padyala

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In-flight trajectory planning and guidance for autonomous parafoils, Branden James Rademacher