This growing collection consists of dissertations, master's theses and master's reports from 1998-present submitted with their authors' permission for either open access or Michigan Tech only access.

This collection is not comprehensive prior to 2012 and represents a subset of available material. Works not found within this repository may be located by searching the Van Pelt and Opie Library catalog.

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Reports/Theses/Dissertations from 2011

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Dynamic properties of wood using the Split-Hopkinson Pressure Bar, Christopher G. Gilbertson

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Lighthouses as an overlapping boundary between maritime and terrestrial landscapes : how lighthouses served to connect the growing industries of the Keweenaw Peninsula with the world market, Lisa M. Gillis

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Length of the annular regime for condensing flows inside a horizontal channel - the experimental determination of its values and its trends, Patcharapol Gorgitrattanagul

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U.S. utilities' experiences with the implementation of energy efficiency programs, Courtney Goss

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Computational simulations of latent heat thermal energy storage systems - with innovative and first-principles based simulation for the underlying unsteady melting (and solidification) processes, Rohan Achyut Gumaste

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Impact of copper mine tailings (stamp sand) on survival and development of aquatic organisms near Gay, Michigan, Danielle M. Haak

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Effects of silicon content and cooling rate on mechanical properties of heavy section ductile cast iron , Meghan Haycock

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Investigation of surface water/groundwater relationships in a rural watershed in Southern Honduras, Robert F. Hegemann

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Recurrent voluminous sector collapses at Volcán Barú, Panama, Julie A. Herrick

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Cut slope design for the access to an underground copper mine, Michael D. Hochscheidt

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Development of a quartz-enhanced photoacoustic instrument for the characterization of aerosol optical properties, Mathew Hollinger

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Locating American Indian Sciences : a report on the development, use, and analysis of a survey of perceptions, John Eric Holmlund

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Multi-software modeling technique for field distribution propagation through an optical vertical interconnect assembly, Matthew D. Howard

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Modeling of diesel particulate filter filtration and regeneration for transient driving schedules, Di Huang

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Car ownership modeling and forecasts for China, Xiayi Huang

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Development of a physically-based method for delineation of hydrologically homogeneous regions and flood quantile estimation in ungauged basins via the index flood method, Fredline Ilorme

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Sonic log prediction in carbonates , Nayyer Islam

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Effect of high order interpolation in the stability and efficiency of the time-integration process in vorticity-velocity CFD algorithms, Pankaj A. Jagadale

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The effects of a changing climate on root respiration of woody plants in sugar maple forests and northern peatlands, Mickey P. Jarvi

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Open top chambers and infrared lamps : a comparison of heating efficacy and CO₂/CH₄ dynamics in a Lake Superior coastal peatland, Christopher P. Johnson

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Processing and mechanical properties of cast aluminum containing scandium, zirconium, and ytterbium , Nicholas D. Johnson

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Comparing remote sensing and ground-based methods of quantifying cover type and carbon storage in an urban forest, Christine L. Jones

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Place for video games : a theoretical and pedagogical framework for multiliteracies learning in English studies, Ethan T. Jordan

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Portfolios and pedagogy : an examination of ideology and use, Heather Lynn Hoffman Jordan

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Hamilton-Waterloo problem with triangle and C9 factors, David C. Kamin

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Implementation of a Variable Compression Ratio Mechanism in a Four Cylinder Engine, Adam Kantor

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Eruptive history of Maderas volcano using new 40Ar/39Ar ages and geochemical analyses, Lara N. Kapelanczyk

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Plenoptic camera : theory and experimental results, Ronald M. Kemker

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Analysis of the Making Our Mark project, Shaughn Kern

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PRODUCTION OF BIOFUEL INTERMEDIATES FROM WOODY FEEDSTOCKS VIA FAST PYROLYSIS AND TORREFACTION, Jordan Lee Klinger

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Comparative study of anchorage strengths of epoxy coated hooked bars , Paul W. Koning

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Evaluation of the performance and cost-effectiveness of pavement sections containing open-graded base courses, Abdul A. Koroma

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Microfluidic hydrogen generator : featuring passive on-demand gas generation and self-circulated reactant for integration with micro fuel cell, Nathaniel D. Kroodsma

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Michigan cone test : a reliability study, Karl M. Krueger

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A STUDY ON THE FEASIBILITY OF UNIVERSAL CHIP CONTROL IN MACHINING, Thimmaiah Kumbera Ganapathi

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Experimental results on gravity driven fully condensing flows in vertical tubes, their agreement with theory, and their differences with shear driven flows' boundary-condition sensitivities, Jorge H. Kurita

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Performance evaluation of a novel asymmetric capacitor using a light-weight, carbon foam supported nickel electrode, Padmanaban Sasthan Kuttipillai

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Fixed block configuration GDDs with block size 6 and (3, r)-regular graphs , Melanie R. Laffin

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Enumeration of inequivalent cycle decompositions, William J. Laffin

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Plackett and Burman analysis to select effective compiler optimizations, Dustin Larson

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DEVELOPMENT OF A CONCEPTUAL MODEL AND PARAMETERIZATION OF A MATHEMATICAL MODEL FOR SEDIMENT PHOSPHORUS DIAGENESIS, SORPTION AND RELEASE FROM ONONDAGA LAKE SYRACUSE, NEW YORK, Susan Larson

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Effects of management on native and exotic plant communities in Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, Michelle Elise Latsch

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Estimation of scots pine defoliation by the common pine sawfly (Diprion pini L.) using multi-temporal radar data, Petri T. Latva-Käyrä

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Structural characterization of water-soluble atmospheric organic matter by ultrahigh-resolution mass spectrometry, Jeffrey P. LeClair

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Accounting for warping and differential drying shrinkage mechanisms in the design of jointed plain concrete payments, Rita Elizabeth Lederle

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The growth response of planted red pine (Pinus resinosa Ait.) to alternative thinning regimes, Jolanta Agnieszka Len

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Quincy and Torch Lake Railroad engine house facility management and interpretive plan, Dennis H. Leopold

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Muffler characterization with implementation of the finite element method and experimental techniques, Tyler W. Le Roy

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Fading pdf of free-space optical communication system with pointing error, Rui Liao

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Production of liquid core-polymer shell microcapsules, Cho Hui Lim

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Problems in the classical calculus of variations, Chang Liu

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Public preferences of the Great Lakes Environment : a Lake Michigan pilot study, Fangming Liu

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Discrete element methods for asphalt concrete : development and application of user-defined microstructural models and a viscoelastic micromechanical model , Yu Liu

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Cloning and characterization of the genes involved in cambial growth in response to elevated [CO2], Yang Li

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Stochastic knock detection model for spark ignited engines, Yashodeep Lonari

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Dynamics and kinematics of eruptive activity at Fuego volcano, Guatemala 2005-2009, John J. Lyons

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Finite element study on fracture patterns in human scaphoid wrist bone due to free fall, Munsif Ahmed Madni

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Study of water use and supply in the district of Independencia, Peru, Fletcher A. McKenzie

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Automation of shear-wave splitting parameter determination of local earthquakes at Yellowstone : application as indicator of crustal stress and temporal variation , Nicole D. McMahon

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Structural capacity of steel tubular cast-in-place piling , Kevin A. Mears

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Cyclic automorphic graph decompositions , Michael Li Misson

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Experimental and theoretical study of microstructure effect on piezoelectric property of one dimensional ZnO nanostructures, Kasra Momeni

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Comparisons between OMI SO2 data and ground-based SO2 measurements at Turrialba volcano , Anieri M. Morales Rivera

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Development of a continuum mechanics model of passive skeletal muscle, Duane A. Morrow

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Ultraviolet digital imaging of volcanic plumes : implementation and application to magmatic processes at basaltic volcanoes, Patricia Amanda Nadeau

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Diesel spray mixing limited vaporization with non-ideal and multi-component fuel thermophysical property effects, Jaclyn Elyse Nesbitt

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Implementation of the conjugate heat transfer code in KIVA-4, Edward Ng

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Comprehensive review and application of particle image velocimetry, Michael P. Norconk

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MIMO waveform design using continuous phase modulation, Steven O'Dacre

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Improving learning by connecting chemistry curriculum to students' experiences , Nicole N. Olszowy

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Preparing writing centers and tutors for literacy mediation for working class campus-staff, Christy M. Oslund

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Comparison of three methods for driven pile capacity, Anthony R. Oxley

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Tracing the source of groundwater for three different coastal peatlands along Lake Superior, Margus Paesalu

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Nanomechanics of cellulose crystals and cellulose-based polymer composites, Anahita Pakzad

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Studying students' opinions : using surveys in writing program assessment, Lucus A. Palosaari

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Quantum transport in a single molecular junction, Partha Pratim Pal

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Local degradation of structural, mechanical, electrical and chemical properties of membrane electrode assembly in polymer electrolyte fuel cell, Nishith Parikh

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Numerical modeling of the failure mechanisms in Si thin film anode for Li-ion batteries, Siddharth H. Patel

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Dynamic modeling of active regeneration in catalyzed and non-catalyzed diesel particulate filters, Aamod Pethe

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Multimetallic complexes based on phosphine- and phosphine oxide- appended p-hydroquinones, Louis R. Pignotti

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Comparison of modal analysis results of laser vibrometry and nearfield acoustical holography measurements of an aluminum plate, Jennifer L. Potter

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Adaptive sensing for target tracking applications, Aashish Poudel

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High precision range estimation techniques for multi-path wireless environments, Mohsen Pourkhaatoun

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Functional ZnO nanostructures for electronic and energy applications, Abhishek Prasad

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Dynamic modeling, simulation and control design of a parafoil-payload system for ship launched aerial delivery system (SLADS), Anand S. Puranik

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Effect of mesh distortion on the accuracy of high order vorticity-velocity CFD approaches, Anurag Rajan

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Wind plant interaction with series-compensated power systems, Jayanth R. Ramamurthy

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Structure and properties of graphene nano disks (GND) with and without edge-dopants, Pubodee Ratana-arsanarom

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Development and simulation of DSP filters for transformer differential protection / by Oskar Reynisson., Oskar Reynisson

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Sustainability study of nanomaterials including societal and occupational implications, Julio Luis Rivera Garcia

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Selective matrix remodeling to increase interstitial flow in lymphedema, Melissa Anne Roberts

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Assessing visual disturbance conditions on the Custer National Forest, Scott B. Robinson

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Characterizing a single photon detector, Paul N. Rojas

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Probe studies of a Hall thruster at low voltages, Jerry L. Ross

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A cold blizzard was raging, but the light shone brightly' : social networks presented in stained glass within an industrial community, James A. Rudkin

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Evaluation of factors affecting speed perception in a driving simulator, Jonathan A. Salzman

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Performance characteristics and design recommendations for biomass-burning stoves using earthen construction materials , Nicholas H. Schreiner

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Peer influence in NIPF landowner decision making in the western Upper Peninsula, Michigan , Jillian R. Schubert

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Occasional white boarding : examining the effects of physics students' understanding of motion graphs , Tony Schwaller

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Omega-3 fatty acids and the neurovascular responses to mental stress in humans, Christopher Elmer Schwartz