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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

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DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT OF AN AUTOMATED ROBOTIC STACKER, Shashank Barkur Lakshmikanth

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DESIGN AND IMPLEMENTATION OF A MOBILE TEST CELL, Timothy J. Okkema

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DEVELOPMENT AND OPERATION OF A MOBILE TEST FACILITY FOR EDUCATION, Christopher Davis

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DEVELOPMENT AND VALIDATION OF A RADTHERM MODEL TO PREDICT EXHAUST SYSTEM BEHAVIOR FOR A HYBRID XM1124 HMMWV, Souman Haldar

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DEVELOPMENT OF HARDWARE-IN-THE-LOOP SIMULATION SYSTEM FOR ELECTRIC POWER STEERING CONTROLLER TESTING, Chuanliangzi Liu

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EFFECT OF INTAKE EXPANSION CHAMBER VOLUME ON ENGINE PERFORMANCE PARAMETERS, Yu Zhao

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ELEMENTARY ASSESSMENTS AND SIMULATIONS BASED PROPOSALS FOR NEW HEAT TRANSFER CORRELATIONS AND FLOW REGIME MAPS FOR ANNULAR/STRATIFIED REGIME OF SHEAR DRIVEN INTERNAL CONDENSING FLOWS, Siddharth Ravikumar

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EVALUATION OF MAGNESIUM AS A HALL THRUSTER PROPELLANT, Mark A. Hopkins

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EXPERIMENTAL INVESTIGATION OF CERTAIN INTERNAL CONDENSING AND BOILING FLOWS: THEIR SENSITIVITY TO PRESSURE FLUCTUATIONS AND HEAT TRANSFER ENHANCEMENTS, Michael Toomas Kivisalu

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Impact of Spark Ignition Duration, Energy and Phasing on Combustion and Performance in a Gasoline Turbocharged Direct Injection Engine near the Dilute Limit, Wei Chen

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IMPROVED SENSITIVITY OF RESONANT MASS SENSOR BASED ON MICRO TILTING PLATE AND MICRO CANTILEVER, Xiaoyu Song

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MECHANICAL IMPEDANCE OF ANKLE AS A FUNCTION OF ELECTROMYOGRAPHY SIGNALS OF LOWER LEG MUSCLES USING ARTIFICIAL NEURAL NETWORK, Chen JIA

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MICROFLUIDIC DIODE PUMPING (PART I) AND RAPID DETECTION OF STEM CELL DIFFERENTIATION USING INDIUM TIN OXIDE OPTO-ELECTRIC SENSING (PART II), Jen-Yung Chang

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MODELING AND ANALYSIS OF REACTIVITY CONTROLLED COMPRESSION IGNITION (RCCI) COMBUSTION, Mohammadreza Nazemi

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MODELING OF BIOMASS TORREFACTION AND PYROLYSIS AND ITS APPLICATIONS, Jordan L. Klinger

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MODELLING AND CONTROL OF COMBUSTION PHASING OF AN RCCI ENGINE, Kaveh Khodadadi Sadabadi

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MODEL PREDICTIVE CONTROL OF BUILDING ENERGY MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS IN A SMART GRID ENVIRONMENT, Jeremy Dobbs

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MODEL PREDICTIVE CONTROL OF BUILDING HVAC SYSTEMS, Meysam Razmara

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MOLECULAR MODELING OF EPON 862-DETDA / CARBON COMPOSITES, Cameron Hadden

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MULTI- HOLE IMPINGING JET SPRAY ANALYSIS IN ENGINE-LIKE CONDITIONS, Sanjeet Limbu

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NON-PULSITILE SHEAR DRIVEN ANNULAR FLOW-BOILING INVESTIGATIONS, Timothy M. Frasier

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Optical Access Engine Setup and Validation, Jiongxun (Justin) Zhang

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PHYSICS-BASED MODELING AND CONTROL OF POWERTRAIN SYSTEMS INTEGRATED WITH LOW TEMPERATURE COMBUSTION ENGINES, Mehran Bidarvatan

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SEGMENTATION OF PROTON EXCHANGE MEMBRANE FUEL CELL IN THE LAND-CHANNEL DIRECTION, Udit N. Shrivastava

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SINGLE CYLINDER ENGINE STUDIES WITH NOSTRUM IMPINGING FUEL INJECTOR WITH VARIABLE START OF INJECTION AND DETERMINATION OF FUEL VAPORIZATION WITH SKIP INJECTION, Janak V. Parmar

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SPACECRAFT ATTITUDE CONTROL USING MAGNETIC ACTUATORS, Karthik Mysore Srinivasa

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SPRAY AND COMBUSTION CHARACTERISTICS OF DIMETHYL ETHER UNDER VARIOUS AMBIENT CONDITIONS: AN EXPERIMENTAL AND MODELING STUDY, Khanh D. Cung

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STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS OF INTEGRATION OF A NON-CYLINDRICAL CNG FUEL TANK, Prathamesh Prashant Deshpande

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TRANSIENT THERMOELECTRIC SUPERCOOLING: ISOSCELES CURRENT PULSES FROM A RESPONSE SURFACE PERSPECTIVE AND THE PERFORMANCE EFFECTS OF PULSE COOLING A HEAT GENERATING MASS, Alfred Piggott

Reports/Theses/Dissertations from 2014

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A BACKING DEVICE BASED ON AN EMBEDDED STIFFENER AND RETRACTABLE INSERTION TOOL FOR THIN-FILM COCHLEAR ARRAYS, Radheshyam Tewari

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AN ASSESSMENT OF FLOW REGIME MAPS AND A NUMERICAL HEAT TRANSFER CORRELATION FOR THE STRATIFIED/ANNULAR REGIME OF SHEAR-DRIVEN INTERNAL CONDENSING FLOWS, FNU Nikhil Shankar

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AN EXPERIMENTAL STUDY OF PARTIAL LOW RISK DEPLOYMENT IN A FIXED VEHICLE ENVIRONMENT, Charles A. Clement

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AN INVESTIGATION OF VARIABLE VALVE TIMING EFFECTS ON HCCI ENGINE PERFORMANCE, Hrishikesh Abhay Saigaonkar

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A Study of Acoustic Boom Generation Due to Vibro-Acoustic Coupling in Passenger Cars, Mayuresh Pathak

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A Study of Passenger Car Acoustic Cavity Boom Simulation Methods, Shreerang Dhabe

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AUTONOMOUS POWER DISTRIBUTION SYSTEMS, Barzin Moridian

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COMBUSTION INITIATION BY ELECTRICAL-DISCHARGE-INDUCED PLASMA IN LEAN AND DILUTE METHANE-AIR MIXTURE: EXPERIMENTAL AND MODELING INVESTIGATION, Anqi Zhang

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DENSITY OF AMORPHOUS CARBON BY USING DENSITY FUNCTIONAL THEORY, Sorayot Chinkanjanarot