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Theses/Dissertations from 2009

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A non-body conformal grid method for simulations of laminar and turbulent flows with a compressible large eddy simulation solver, Wen Wang

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An investigation of active structural acoustic control in resonant enclosures, Christopher E. Whitmer

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Pyrolysis oil combustion characteristics and exhaust emissions in a swirl-stabilized flame, Derek Wissmiller

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Inversion-based feedforward-feedback control: theory and implementation to high-speed atomic force microscope imaging, Ying Wu

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Development of Novel Semisolid Powder Processing for Micromanufacturing, Yufeng Wu

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Development of Adaptive Mesh Refinement Scheme and Conjugate Heat Transfer Model for Engine Simulations, Qingluan Xue

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Control approach to high-speed large-range AFM imaging and nanofabrication, Yan Yan

Theses/Dissertations from 2008

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Predicting loads on ground engaging tillage tools using computational fluid dynamics, Mark Eugene Barker

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A feasibility study of implementing an Ammonia Economy, Jeffrey Ralph Bartels

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Investigation of tribological properties of biobased polymers and polymeric composites, Satyam Kumar Bhuyan

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Laser Sintering of Nanodiamond Powders on Aluminum Substrate, Rodger Vincent Blum

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Investigation into the stress assisted damage of copper surface under single asperity: influence of contact pressures, surfaces stress states and environments, Bun Hiong Chua

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The role of information flow in engineering optimization, Steven Michael Corns

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Applications of narrative to the engineering decision making process and the pedagogy of engineering education, Todd Chaney Dusold

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A framework for tumor segmentation and interactive immersive visualization of medical image data for surgical planning, Jung Leng Foo

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Visualizing fluidized beds with X-rays, Nathan Paul Franka

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Energy comparison of under floor air distribution heating ventilation and air conditioning systems in office buildings, Jonathon Richard Giles

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Pulsed laser ablation and micromachining of 4H and 6H SiC wafers for high-temperature MEMS sensors, Saurabh Gupta

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Analysis of a DDGS Air-Drying System with heat recovery, Christopher Brady Hoeck

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Improving solution characteristics of particle swarm optimization through the use of digital pheromones, parallelization, and graphical processing units (GPUs), Vijay Kiran Kalivarapu

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Effect of conformational change on nanoscale friction behavior of organic thin films, Kanaga Karuppiah Kanaga Subramanian

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Autonomous construction agents: An investigative framework for large sensor network self-management, Joshua Bruce Koch

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The Application of Polynomial Response Surface and Polynomial Chaos Expansion Metamodels within an Augmented Reality Conceptual Design Environment, Andrew Thomas Koehring

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Energy efficiency enhancements to a low energy high performance building, Joel Clifton Logan

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Modeling and simulation of nanoparticle aggregation in colloidal systems, Sergiy Markutsya

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Force interaction characterization between thrombin and DNA aptamers, Janice Dionne Marquardt

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An interactive color pre-processing method to improve tumor segmentation in digital medical images, Marisol Martinez Escobar

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Establishing an advanced engineering framework for engineering decision making, Douglas Stinson McCorkle

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Simulating energy efficiency in laboratory buildings, Robert Marcel Milbrandt

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Metamodeling for the quantitative assessment of conceptual designs in an immersive virtual reality environment, Christian John Noon

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Characterization of actuator behaviors of ferrogels obtained from physical and chemical cross-linking methods, Geunhyung Park

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Devising a more robust automated detection method using audio frequency spectra, Gregory Stargell

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An energy and cost analysis of residential ground-source heat pumps in Iowa, Matthew James Swenka

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Carbon conversion during bubbling fluidized bed gasification of biomass, Kevin Jay Timmer

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Development of a multiblock solver utilizing the lattice Boltzmann and traditional finite difference methods for fluid flow problems, Aditya C. Velivelli

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A feasibility study of stationary and dual-axis tracking grid-connected photovoltaic systems in the Upper Midwest, Ryan Duwain Warren

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Techno-economic evaluations of biofuel technologies, Mark Mba Wright

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Quenching of particle-gas combustible mixtures using the electric particulate suspension (EPS) method, Hua Xu

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Modeling and direct numerical simulation of particle-laden turbulent flows, Ying Xu

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Experimental and simulation study of demand controlled ventilation, Li Zhang

Theses/Dissertations from 2007

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Virtual design for the interactive placement of baffles in air flow, Jared Mark Abodeely

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Study of a compact energy absorber, Muhammad Ali

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The PHANTOM Omni as an under-actuated robot, John Albert Beckman

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A techno-economic analysis of syngas fermentation for the production of hydrogen and polyhydroxyalkanoate, Scott C. Bents

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AI Loom: a generic development framework for multi-agent systems ideally suited for virtual worlds, Joshua Luke Brown

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Friction and wear behavior of ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene as a function of crystallinity and in the presence of the phospholipid DPPC (dipalmitoyl phosphatidylcholine), Angela Lynette Bruck

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Optimization of a hydraulic mixing nozzle, Joshua Jacob Engelbrecht

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Engineering design using genetic algorithms, Xiaopeng Fang

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Large eddy simulations of a confined rectangular jet, Anup Ganesh Gokarn

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Gas-liquid mass transfer in an external airlift loop reactor for syngas fermentation, Samuel T. Jones

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A virtual engineering framework to support progressive interaction in engineering design, Balasubramaniam Karthikeyan

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Investigation of phospholipid separation from soybean oil for biodiesel production, Naveen Kekre

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Studies of laser-based, solid freeform fabrication and coating processes using nanoscale and functionally-graded materials, Rajeev Madhavan Nair

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Solar heating of a residential building in Kazakhstan, Ernar Aidargazaevich Makishev

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Probability density function formalism for multiphase flows, Madhusudan Gurpura Pai

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Modeling, analysis and non-linear control of a novel pneumatic semi-active vibration isolator: a concept validation study, Hemanth Porumamilla

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Large eddy simulation of turbulent heat transfer in stationary and rotating square ducts, Zhaohui Qin

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Combining physical constraints with geometric constraint-based modeling for virtual assembly, Abhishek Seth

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Performance of corn stoves, David Robert Starks

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Multiscale modeling of segregation in granular flows, Jin Sun

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Development of a portable laboratory facility to demonstrate alternative energy technologies, Peter Thomas Swanson

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Assessment of haptics-based interaction for assembly tasks in virtual reality, Dao Minh Vo

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Computational analyses for modeling fluidized bed gasification processes, Nan Xie

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The effect of surface roughness parameters on contact and wettability of solid surfaces, Yilei Zhang

Theses/Dissertations from 2006

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Computational fluid dynamic modeling of acoustic liquid manipulation , Nicholus Ryan Clinkinbeard

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The development of a virtual reality based CAD system for design review , Thomas Anthony Erlemeier

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Experimental study of turbulent mixing in a rectangular reactor , Hua Feng

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Interactive design methods in virtual reality with haptics , Andrew George Fischer

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Using X-ray computed tomography to measure local gas holdup in a stirred tank reactor , Jason J. Ford

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Case study of a high efficiency home , David Aaron Hamilton

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An interactive design environment for coal piping system , Gengxun Huang

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Managing multiple unmanned aerial vehicles from a 3D virtual environment , Jared Scott Knutzon

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The measurement of flame propagation within an electrostatic particulate system , Ryan Mark Kroll

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The numerical simulation of turbulent boundary layers and film cooling , Kunlun Liu

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Empirical validations of the daylighting/window shading/solar gains models in building energy simulation programs , Peter Gregory Loutzenhiser

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Development of an adaptive fuzzy logic controller for HVAC system , Rahul Laxman Navale

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Investigation of the performance of articular cartilage and synthetic biomaterials in multi-directional sliding motion as in orthopedic implants , Christian John Schwartz

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Fatigue life investigation for cams with translating roller-follower and translating flat-face follower systems , Mwafak Mohammed Shakoor

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Empirical validation of building energy simulation software:: EnergyPlus , Som Sagar Shrestha

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Adaptive resonant mode control for high frequency tonal noise , Tom Waite

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Large eddy simulation of turbulent pipe/annular supercritical CO2 flow with heat transfer and perfect gas flow in a ribbed annuli passage , Xiaohang Wang

Theses/Dissertations from 2005

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Synergy between chemical dissolution and mechanical abrasion during chemical mechanical polishing of copper , Wei Che

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A numerical model for biomass pyrolysis , Mathew John Hagge

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Stabilization and control of teleoperation systems with time delays , Yongjun Hou

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Fatigue life investigation of solid and hollow rollers in pure rolling contact , Wisam M. Abu Jadayil

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Performance evaluation of duct-mounted relative humidity sensors used in building HVAC applications , Shailesh Narayan Joshi

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MicroPIV measurement of turbulent and transitional flow characteristics in microchannels , Hao Li

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Control of nonlinear flexible space structures , Jianjun Shi

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Gas holdup in a gas-liquid-fiber semi-batch bubble column , Xuefeng Su

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Hydrodynamics and gas holdup in a cocurrent air-water-fiber bubble column , Chengzhi Tang

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Virtual environment UAV swarm management using GPU calculated digital pheromones , Bryan Walter

Theses/Dissertations from 2004

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Exploring rollover performance of road vehicles , Ole Balling

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Tribological studies of polyphenylene sulfide composites filled with micro/nano particles and reinforced with short fibers or carbon nano-tubes/carbon nano-fibers , Minhaeng Cho

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Femtosecond pulsed laser ablation and patterning of 3C-SiC films on Si substrates for MEMS fabrication , Yuanyuan Dong

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Robust control design for an electrohydraulic wheel loader system with a human-in-the-loop assessment in a virtual environment , Roger Fales

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Heat transfer and pressure drop of refrigerant R404A at near-critical and supercritical pressures , Yirong Jiang

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Networked haptic interaction in virtual reality for collaborative design , ChangEun Kim

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Large eddy simulation of compressible turbulent channel and annular pipe flows with system and wall rotations , Joon Sang Lee

Theses/Dissertations from 2003

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CAD model robustness assessment and repair , Armand Daryoush Assadi

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The transport phase of pyrolytic oil exiting a fast fluidized bed reactor , Daren Einar Daugaard