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Theses/Dissertations/Reports from 2017

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A 3D FEM COMPARATIVE STUDY ON THE IMPACT RESPONSE BETWEEN HUMAN HEAD AND NOCSAE HEAD DUE TO FREE FALL, Amey S. Badhe

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Advanced Uses for Carbon Nanotubes: A Spherical Sound Source and Hot-films as Microphones, Micaela M. Thiery

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ANALYSIS OF AEROELASTIC EFFECTS ON THE 3-DIMENSIONAL INTERFERENCE OF WIND-TURBINE ROTORS, Anurag Rajan

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APPLICATION OF A LINEAR OPTIMAL ESTIMATOR ON A WAVE ENERGY CONVERTER USING BANG-SINGULAR-BANG CONTROL, Sanil Mhatre

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A Study of High Temperature Heat Pipes and the Impact of Magnetic Field on the Flow of Liquid Metal, Udit Sharma

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Computational Studies on Biomechanics of Concussion and on Efficacy of Football Helmets, David Labyak

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CONTROL OF A POWERED ANKLE-FOOT PROSTHESIS: FROM PERCEPTION TO IMPEDANCE MODULATION, Guilherme Aramizo Ribeiro

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DECENTRALIZED OPTIMAL EXERGY DESTRUCTION CONTROL STRATEGY FOR DC AND AC MICROGRIDS, Michael D. Cook

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Designing a Real-time Velocity Predictor for Powertrain Optimization of Connected and Automated Vehicles, Biswajit Barik

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DEVELOPMENT OF A HIGH-FIDELITY MODEL AND KALMAN FILTER BASED STATE ESTIMATOR FOR SIMULATION AND CONTROL OF NOX REDUCTION PERFORMANCE OF A SCR CATALYST ON A DPF, Venkata Rajesh Chundru

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DEVELOPMENT OF A MULTI-ZONE CATALYZED PARTICULATE FILTER MODEL AND KALMAN FILTER ESTIMATOR FOR SIMULATION AND CONTROL OF PARTICULATE MATTER DISTRIBUTION OF A CPF FOR ENGINE ECU APPLICATIONS, Boopathi Singalandapuram Mahadevan

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Drop Test Simulation of a Conformable CNG Tank by Finite Element Analysis using ANSYS, Vishal Shashikant Ingavale

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EASILY VERIFIABLE CONTROLLER DESIGN WITH APPLICATION TO AUTOMOTIVE POWERTRAINS, Mohammad Reza Amini

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EXTENDING MANEUVERABILITY OF INTERNALLY ACTUATED UNDERWATER GLIDERS, AN ATTEMPT TO DEVELOP AN OPEN PLATFORM FOR RESEARCH AND EDUCATION, Saeedeh Ziaeefard

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Frontal Crash Analysis of a Conformable CNG tank using Finite Element Analysis, Datta Sandesh Manjunath

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HEAT TRANSFER ANALYSIS IN A PADDLE REACTOR FOR BIOMASS FAST PYROLYIS, Ankith Ullal

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Human Centered Design of an Open-Drum, Treadle Thresher for Quinoa Farmers in the Andes of Northern Peru, Robert A. Hayes

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IMPACT OF E20 FUEL ON A HIGH-PERFORMANCE, TWO-STROKE ENGINE, Jon Gregory Loesche

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IMPACT OF NATURAL GAS DIRECT INJECTION ON THERMAL EFFICINECY IN A SPARK IGNITION ENGINE, James Sevik

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Incorporation of Higher Carbon Number Alcohols in Gasoline Blends for Application in Spark-Ignition Engines, Kristina Lawyer

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MILITARY ASSAULT BRIDGING STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS AND LOAD TESTING, Michael Shen

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Minimizing Run Time of Finite Element Analyses: Applications in Conformable CNG Tank Modeling, Paul M. Roehm

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MODEL-BASED CONTROL OF AN RCCI ENGINE, Akshat Abhay Raut

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MODEL-BASED CONTROL OF HYBRID ELECTRIC POWERTRAINS INTEGRATED WITH LOW TEMPERATURE COMBUSTION ENGINES, Ali Soloukmofrad

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Molecular Modeling of Aerospace Polymer Matrices Including Carbon Nanotube-Enhanced Epoxy, Matthew Radue

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Multi-Modal and Short-Range Transmission Loss in Ice-Covered, Near-Shore Arctic Waters, Miles B. Penhale

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Multi Resonant Feedback Control of Wave Energy Converters Using Recursive Least Square Parameter Estimation, Omkar Rane

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NANOTEXTURED TITANIUM SURFACES FOR IMPLANTS: MANUFACTURING AND PACKAGING ASPECTS, Sachin Bhosle

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On Transport and Deposition phenomena in Diesel Particulate Filters using the Incompressible Lattice Boltzmann Method, Aamir Ibrahim

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PERFORMANCE OF HARD DISK DRIVES IN HIGH NOISE ENVIRONMENTS, Trinoy Dutta

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Research And Development Of Industrial Integrated Robotic Workcell And Robotrun Software For Academic Curriculum, Siddharth Y. Parmar

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Simulation of Crack Pattern on Borosilicate Glass Cylinder on Pellet Impact, Sandesh Suresh Gandhi

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Simulation of Human Ankle Trajectory during Stance Phase of Gait, Leslie Castelino

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SIMULATION STUDY ON EFFECT OF GAS CHARGING AND EGR IN A DUAL-FUEL ENGINE, Satyavenkata Naga Sai Sharath Gorthy

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STUDY OF BATTERY HEALTH CONSCIOUS POWERTRAIN ENERGY MANAGEMENT STRATEGIES FOR HYBRID ELECTRIC VEHICLES, Ming Cheng

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THE EMISSION AND PARTICULATE MATTER OXIDATION PERFORMANCE OF A SCR CATALYST ON A DIESEL PARTICULATE FILTER WITH A DOWNSTREAM SCR, Sagar Sharma

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The Role of Active Flow-Control Devices in the Dynamic Aeroelastic Response of Wind Turbine Rotors, Muraleekrishnan Menon Menon Muraleedharan Nair

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Using Lower Extremity Muscle Activations to Estimate Human Ankle Impedance in the External-Internal Direction, Lauren N. Knop

Theses/Dissertations/Reports from 2016

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AIR CHARGE ESTIMATION FOR AN SI ENGINE USING IN-CYLINDER PRESSURE SENSOR, Arya Yazdani

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ALLOYING OF THIN-WALL DUCTILE IRON CASTINGS, Stephanie Tankersley

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AN ASSESSMENT OF THE VALIDITY OF THE KINETIC MODEL FOR LIQUID-VAPOR PHASE CHANGE BY EXAMINING CRYOGENIC PROPELLANTS, Kishan Bellur

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AN EXPERIMENTAL INVESTIGATION INTO NO2 ASSISTED PASSIVE OXIDATION WITH AND WITHOUT UREA DOSING AND ACTIVE REGENERATION OF PARTICULATE MATTER FOR A SCR CATALYST ON A DPF, Erik Gustafson

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AN EXPERIMENTAL INVESTIGATION INTO THE EFFECT OF PARTICULATE MATTER ON NOx REDUCTION IN A SCR CATALYST ON A DPF, Saksham Gupta

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AN EXPERIMENTAL INVESTIGATION OF LOW TEMPERATURE COMBUSTION REGIMES IN A LIGHT DUTY ENGINE, Kaushik Kannan

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AN EXPERIMENTAL INVESTIGATION OF THE EFFECT OF TEMPERATURE AND SPACE VELOCITY ON THE PERFORMANCE OF A CU-ZEOLITE FLOW-THROUGH SCR AND A SCR CATALYST ON A DPF WITH AND WITHOUT PM LOADING, Vaibhav Kadam

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A NOCSAE DROP TEST/ 3D-FEM STUDY ON THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN KINEMATIC RESPONSE OF THE HEAD, HEAD IMPACT CONTACT PRESSURE (HICP) AND KINETIC RESPONSE OF THE BRAIN TO DELINEATE THE RISK OF TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURIES (TBI)., Raghavendra Krishna Tej Bhamidipati

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Characterization of Torque Converter Cavitation Sound Power Level over Varying Speed Ratio, Craig Reynolds

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Comparative Analysis of Locally Available Materials for Treadle Pump Seals in Senegal, West Africa, Brennan Tymrak

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Comparison of Ignition Delays and Liquid Penetrations of JP-8, Synthetic JP-8, and a JP-8 Surrogate under Diesel Engine Conditions, Kyle Yeakle

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COMPETITION VEHICLE BASED INTAKE MANIFOLD DESIGN, Joshua N. Matiash

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CREEP AND WEAR PROPERTIES OF ULTRAFINE GRAINED ZN-3%CU-9%AL ALLOY OBTAINED BY EQUAL CHANNEL ANGULAR EXTRUSION, Omkar Fakira Daud

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Design and Fabrication of a Suspension Rig, Abhijith Geo Philip

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DESIGN, FABRICATION AND ANALYSIS OF AN AUXILIARY POWER UNIT ON A HEAVY-DUTY TRUCK TO POWER THE HVAC SYSTEMS OF THE TRUCK DURING DRIVER OFF-DUTY CONDITIONS, Rohan Milind Kalurkar

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DESIGN FEATURES AND OPTIMIZATION OF PROFILE EXTRUSION DIES, Abhishek Sai Erri Pradeep

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Design of a Mobile Underwater Charging System, Brian R. Page

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DESIGN OF REAL-TIME COMBUSTION FEEDBACK SYSTEM AND EXPERIMENTAL STUDY OF AN RCCI ENGINE FOR CONTROL, Jayant Kumar Arora

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DESIGN OPTIMIZATION PROCESS OF DIFFERENTIAL CASE, Parag Deshpande

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DEVELOPMENT OF AN OPEN SOURCE OPENADR-BASED DEMAND RESPONSE SYSTEM FOR THE CHARGING CONTROL OF PLUG-IN ELECTRIC VEHICLES, Piyush Aggarwal

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DRIVE SIGNAL DEVELOPMENT FOR THE THERMOACOUSTIC LOUDSPEAKER, Troy Bouman

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Drop Test Simulation of a Conformable CNG Tank by Finite Element Analysis using HyperMesh/RADIOSS, Sumit Shekhar Bongir

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Enhancing Osseointegration of Orthopaedic Implants with Titania Nanotube Surfaces, Erin A. Baker

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EVALUATION OF ANGULAR DISTRIBUTION OF INCIDENT FIELD AT THE TRANSMISSION LOSS WINDOW IN MICHIGAN TECH’S REVERBERANT CHAMBER, Abhishek Thyagarajan

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EVALUATION OF SENSORS AND STRATEGIES FOR CLOSED LOOP COMBUSTION CONTROL OF A GASOLINE SPARK-IGNITION TURBOCHARGED DIRECT INJECTION ENGINE, Paul Dice

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EXPERIMENTAL INVESTIGATION OF FAST PYROLYSIS OF ARUNDO DONAX IN A NOVEL PADDLE REACTOR, Chintan Desai

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EXPERIMENTAL STUDY, MODELLING AND CONTROLLER DESIGN FOR AN RCCI ENGINE, Naga Nithin Teja Kondipati

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FINITE ELEMENT ANALYSIS AND TOPOLOGY OPTIMIZATION OF DIFFERENTIAL CASE AND CONTROL ARM FOR STATIC AND FATIGUE LOADING, Pankaj N. Kalan

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FINITE ELEMENT ANALYSIS OF CNG TANK DROP TESTS, Rohit Rajabhau Pawale

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FINITE ELEMENT ANALYSIS OF CONFORMABLE CNG TANK – TOPOLOGY OPTIMIZATION AND DROP TEST SIMULATION, Amruta V. Kulkarni

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Finite Element Modeling of Active and Passive Behavior of the Human Tibialis Anterior: A Preliminary Approach, David Joda

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FORMULATION OF A NUMERICAL MODEL FOR PREDICTING THE PM OXIDATION IN THE CAKE LAYER OF A CPF, Akshada S. Joshi

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HERTZIAN CONTACT ANALYSIS OF TAPERED ROLLER BEARING, Bhalchandra C. Mahajan

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INCORPORATING DRIVER’S BEHAVIOR INTO PREDICTIVE POWERTRAIN ENERGY MANAGEMENT FOR A POWER-SPLIT HYBRID ELECTRIC VEHICLE, Lei Feng

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IN SITU STEM STUDY OF METAL OXIDES NANOWIRES FOR NANOELECTRONICS AND ENERGY STORAGE SYSTEMS, Hasti Asayesh Ardakani

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INTEGRATION AND TESTING OF AN ADVANCED CONFORMABLE CNG TANK IN A FULL-SIZED LIGHT-DUTY PICKUP, Abayomi Famuyiwa

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LITHIUM-ION BATTERY CELL PERFORMANCE STUDY WITH BATTERY IN THE LOOP TESTING AND EQUIVALENT CIRCUIT MODEL, Qinyuan Yin

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LOW TEMPERATURE SPLIT INJECTION SPRAY COMBUSTION: IGNITION, FLAME STABILIZATION AND SOOT FORMATION CHARACTERISTICS IN DIESEL ENGINE CONDITIONS, Ahmed Abdul Moiz

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MECHANICALLY AND ELECTROCHEMICALLY STABLE MULTIFUNCTIONAL NANOTUBES FOR BIOMEDICAL APPLICATIONS, Sweetu Patel

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MECHANICAL TESTING OF FUSED FILAMENT 3-D PRINTED COMPONENTS FOR DISTRIBUTED MANUFACTURING, Nagendra Gautam Tanikella

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METHODOLOGY FOR ANALYZING EPOXY-CNT PHONONIC CRYSTALS FOR WAVE ATTENUATION AND GUIDING, Madhu Kolati

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MULTI PHYSICS MODELING AND VALIDATION OF CARBON NANOTUBE LOUDSPEAKERS, Mahsa Asgarisabet

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NEW MODEL TO PREDICT HEAT TRANSFER COEFFICIENT FOR FLOW BOILING IN MICROFIN TUBES, Reem Sadruddin Merchant

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NORMAL MODES ANALYSIS OF CHASSIS STRUCTURE AND STATIC ANALYSIS OF NON-CYLINDRICAL CNG TANKS AND SUPPORTING BRACKETS USING FINITE ELEMENT ANALYSIS, Adit Atul Manurkar

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On the Aerodynamic Properties of Slotted-Flap Flow-Control Devices for Wind Turbine Applications, Muraleekrishnan Menon Menon Muraleedharan Nair

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PERFORMANCE ANALYSIS ON HYBRID DYE SENSITIZED SOLAR CELL AND SOLID OXIDE FUEL CELL USING WATER ELECTROLYSIS: THEORETICAL AND ANALYTICAL STUDIES, Khalid Zouhri

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PREDICTIVE CONTROL OF POWER GRID-CONNECTED ENERGY SYSTEMS BASED ON ENERGY AND EXERGY METRICS, Meysam Razmara

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Proton Exchange Membrane Characterization at Subzero Temperatures, Saumitra Verma

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RESTRAINT SYSTEM DESIGN AND EVALUATION FOR MILITARY SPECIFIC APPLICATIONS, Sebastian Karwaczynski

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SHEAR DRIVEN SUPPRESSED NUCLEATION ANNULAR FLOW-BOILING IN MILLIMETER-SCALE CHANNELS: DIRECT NUMERICAL SIMULATIONS, Sharayu Bhasme

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Simulation of Scalability for Autonomous Mobile Microgrids, Nathan Beyers

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Study of two-phase flow pressure drop characteristics in Proton Exchange Membrane (PEM) fuel cell flow channels of different geometries, Ekramul Haque Ehite

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TEST SETUP DESIGN, EXPERIMENTATION, AND MODEL-BASED CONTROL OF HYBRID ELECTRIC POWERTRAINS INTEGRATED WITH LOW TEMPERETURE COMBUSTION ENGINES, Ali Soloukmofrad

Reports/Theses/Dissertations from 2015

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1D SIMULATION OF DIRECT WATER INJECTION IN A SPARK IGNITED ENGINE, Prathamesh B. Chendvankar

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ADVANCED COMPUTATIONAL MODELING OF THE INTERNAL STRUCTURE OF SMART WIND-TURBINE BLADES, Sanket Seetaram Bhogle

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A FIELD INVESTIGATION OF COMPOSITE MUD BRICK COMPRESSIVE STRENGTH, Kevin D. Hale

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A MARKET-BASED APPROACH TO 3D PRINTING FOR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT IN GHANA, Wade Aitken-Palmer

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AN EXPERIMENTAL INVESTIGATION INTO THE EFFECT OF NO2 AND TEMPERATURE ON THE PASSIVE OXIDATION AND ACTIVE REGENERATION OF PARTICULATE MATTER IN A DIESEL PARTICULATE FILTER, Krishnan G. Raghavan

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ANTHROPOMORPHIC ROBOTIC ANKLE-FOOT PROSTHESIS WITH ACTIVE DORSIFLEXION- PLANTARFLEXION AND INVERSION-EVERSION, Evandro Ficanha

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A QUANTITATIVE INVESTIGATION OF THE WATER CONDENSATION INSIDE TUBES OF COMPACT CHARGE AIR COOLER, Robin Cash

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COMBINED FLOW AND STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS OF PLASTIC EXTRUSION DIE, Abhilash Marthi Somashankar

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COMPUTATIONAL ANALYSIS OF THE AEROELASTIC DYNAMICS OF A WIND TURBINE BLADE WITH VARIABLE-SPEED STALL CONTROL, Nimish Deshpande