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Theses/Dissertations/Reports from 2018

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AN EXPERIMENTAL AND COMPUTATIONAL STUDY OF FUEL SPRAY INTERACTION: FUNDAMENTALS AND ENGINE APPLICATIONS, Le Zhao

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ASSESSING THE IMPACT OF CYLINDER PRESSURE REFERENCE ERROR AND DETERMINING MITIGATION STRATEGIES IN A TURBOCHARGED SPARK IGNITION ENGINE WITH VVT, Sid Gopujkar

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CAPILLARY-ASSISTED ENHANCED CONDENSATION HEAT TRANSFER FOR LOW SURFACE TENSION LIQUIDS, Gnana Vishnu Durgam

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COLD START ANALYSIS AND MODELING OF A DIRECT-INJECTION GASOLINE ENGINE, Yash Borghate

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Commercialization of the Carbon Nanotube Thermophone for Active Noise Control Applications, Steven A. Senczyszyn

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Controlling the Formation of Titanium Nanotubes using Electric Fields, Derryl Poynor

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DEVELOPMENT OF A DYNAMIC TORSIONAL ACTUATOR FOR TORQUE CONVERTER CLUTCH CHARACTERIZATION, Eric Mordorski

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DEVELOPMENT OF BOSCH RATE OF INJECTION MEASUREMENT PROCEDURE AND RESULTS, Tyler Menucci

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Development of Optimal Operating Point Maps and Mode Shift Strategy for Chevrolet Volt Gen II Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle, Kovid Sachdeva

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EXPERIMENTAL AND ANALYTICAL EVALUATION OF SIX SPEED MT SHIFT TRANSIENT VIBRATIONS, Jon Furlich

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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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INVESTIGATION ON THE POTENTIAL OF A CO2 CAPTURE SYSTEM, DOWNSTREAM OF THE AFTERTREATMENT SYSTEM FOR A HEAVY-DUTY ENGINE APPLICATION, Murchana Pathak

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KINESTHETIC LEARNING EXPERIENCE SIMULATION USING AN ONLINE INTERVENTION TO IMPROVE HANDS-ON ABILITY, David Leach

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Meniscus Modeling and Emission Studies of an Ionic Liquid Ferrofluid Electrospray Source Emitting from a Magneto-Electric Instability, Brandon Jackson

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MODELING AND ANALYSIS FOR DRIVELINE JERK CONTROL, Prince Lakhani

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MODELING AND ANALYSIS OF ENERGY CONSUMPTION IN CHEVROLET VOLT GEN II HYBRID ELECTRIC VEHICLE, Rajeshwar Yadav

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REGENERATION OF PERICELLULAR MATRIX OF HUMAN CHONDROCYTES CULTURED IN OXIDIZED METHACRYLATED ALGINATE MICROGELS, Shuo Wang

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Sensor Fusion for Spark-Ignition Engines, Kaushik Prabhu

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THE INTERACTION OF IGNITION AND IN-CYLINDER FLOW ON FLAME KERNEL DEVELOPMENT AND ITS IMPACTS ON COMBUSTION IN AN OPTICALLY ACCESSIBLE DIRECT INJECTION ENGINE, Yanyu Wang

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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A 3 D- FEM Study on the Stress Distributions in Pediatric Skull due to Impact from Free Fall, Suryanshu Walvekar

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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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AN EXPERIMENTAL INVESTIGATION ON THE EFFECT OF DUAL COIL IGNITION DISCHARGES ON DILUTE COMBUSTION IN A SPARK IGNITION ENGINE, Sandesh Rao

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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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ASSESSMENT OF ANNULAR FLOW BOILING IN THE CONTEXT OF COMPUTATIONAL FLUID DYNAMICS (CFD) SIMULATIONS, EXPERIMENTS, AND EXISTING CORRELATIONS, HRISHIKESH PRASAD RANGA PRASAD

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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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COMBUSTION, EMISSIONS, AND PERFORMANCE OPTIMIZATION IN A DI/PFI-RCCI DIESEL/NATURAL GAS TURBOCHARGED ENGINE, Ehsan Ansari

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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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DEVELOPMENT OF AN EVAPORATION SUB-MODEL AND SIMULATION OF MULTIPLE DROPLET IMPINGEMENT IN VOLUME OF FLUID METHOD, Sathya Prasad Potham

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DEVELOPMENT OF A TURBULENT FLAME SPEED MODEL BASED ON FLAME STRETCH CONCEPT FOR SPARK IGNITION ENGINES, Behdad Afkhami

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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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Effect of spark advance and fuel on knocking tendency of spark ignited engine, Abhay S. Joshi

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Electromagnetic Signal Feedback Control For Proximity Detection Systems, Adam K. Smith

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Experimental investigations of temperature controlled innovative annular flow-boiling of FC-72 in millimeter scale ducts – steady and enhanced pulsatile realizations, Patcharapol Gorgitrattanagul

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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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FEA ANALYSIS AND OPTIMIZATION OF DIFFERENTIAL HOUSING FOR FATIGUE STRESSES AND FATIGUE TEST DESIGN TO STUDY SKIN EFFECT IN DUCTILE IRON, Swapnil A. Pandey

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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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IMPACT OF PRETREATMENT METHODS ON FAST PYROLYSIS OF BIOMASS, Yash Donepudi

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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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Influence of Magnetic Nanoparticles and Magnetic Stress on an Ionic Liquid Electrospray Source, Kurt Joseph Terhune

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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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Modeling Mass and Thermal Transport in Thin Porous Media of PEM Fuel Cells, Vinaykumar Konduru

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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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MULTISCALE MODELING: THERMAL CONDUCTIVITY OF GRAPHENE/CYCLOALIPHATIC EPOXY COMPOSITES, Sorayot Chinkanjanarot

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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 Diesel Particulate Filter regeneration using Lattice Boltzmann method, Kshitiz Kumar Jain

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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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SINGLE CYLINDER ENGINE STUDIES WITH IMPINGING DIRECT INJECTION FUEL INJECTOR, Ankur Gupta

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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 IMPACT OF WATER INJECTION ON SPARK IGNITION ENGINE PERFORMANCE UNDER HIGH LOAD OPERATION, Jeremy Worm

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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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TURBULENT TRANSITION SIMULATION AND PARTICULATE CAPTURE MODELING WITH AN INCOMPRESSIBLE LATTICE BOLTZMANN METHOD, John R. Murdock

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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