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Theses/Dissertations/Reports from 2022

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AN EXPERIMENTAL STUDY OF FUEL SELECTION FOR A GASOLINE MULTI-MODE, SPARK IGNITED – COMPRESSION IGNITION ENGINE, Zachary J. Stanchina

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AN EXPERIMENTAL STUDY ON THE IMPACT OF WATER INJECTION ON THE PERFORMANCE AND EMISSIONS OF A NATURAL GAS – DIESEL PILOT ENGINE, Nic Tuma

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AN EXPERIMENTAL STUDY TOWARDS UNDERWATER PROPULSION SYSTEM USING STRUCTURE BORNE TRAVELING WAVES, Shreyas suhas Gadekar

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ATOMISTIC-CONTINUUM MEMBRANE AND MACHINE LEARNING MODELS FOR TWO-DIMENSIONAL MATERIALS, Upenda Yadav

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CALIBRATION AND INJECTION RATE SHAPING APPROACHES USING 1D HYDRAULIC DIESEL INJECTOR MODELING FOR GASOLINE COMPRESSION IGNITION APPLICATIONS, Atharva Desai

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CHARACTERIZATION OF HYDRAULIC FLOW NOISE INDUCED BY SPOOL VALVES, Carter A. Paprocki

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COMBUSTION DEVELOPMENT OF A HIGH LOAD HIGH-EFFICIENCY MICRO-PILOT DIESEL NATURAL GAS ENGINE, Vinicius Bonfochi Vinhaes

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Design and analysis of Marangoni-driven robotic surfers, Mitchel L. Timm

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DEVELOPMENT AND VALIDATION OF A FORCE MEASURING DEVICE FOR A LABORATORY WAVE TANK, Jacob K. Colling

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DEVELOPMENT OF ADVANCED MODELS FOR PRE-IGNITION PREDICTION IN GAS ENGINES AND ANALYTICAL MODEL FOR WALLFILM EVAPORATION, Ankith Ullal

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MICROSCALE TRANSVERSE COMPRESSION MODELING: A COMPARATIVE STUDY OF THE ANALYTICAL MAC/GMC METHODS TO EXPERIMENTAL RESULTS, Emily Zeitunian

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MODEL PREDICTIVE CONTROL OF ENERGY SYSTEMS FOR HEAT AND POWER APPLICATIONS, Chethan Ramakrishna Reddy

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Molecular Modeling of High-performance Polymers, Sagar Umesh Patil

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MOLECULAR MODELING OF HIGH-PERFORMANCE THERMOSET POLYMER MATRIX COMPOSITES FOR AEROSPACE APPLICATIONS, Prathamesh P. Deshpande

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NUMERICAL DESIGN OF STEERABLE GUIDEWIRES, Onkar Prakash Salunkhe

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NUMERICAL DEVELOPMENT OF A SIX-STROKE GASOLINE COMPRESSION IGNITION ENGINE, Oudumbar Rajput

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Oxidative aging and fracture behavior of polymers and composites: theory, modeling and experiments, Shabnam Konica

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PARTIALLY STRATIFIED COMBUSTION OF NATURAL GAS FOR SPARK IGNITION ENGINES, Philip S. Zoldak

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PASSIVITY-BASED NUMERICAL MODELING AND GRID INTEGRATION STRATEGIES FOR WAVE ENERGY CONVERTER ARRAYS, Salman Husain

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PERMEABILITY, STRUCTURAL CHANGES, FLOW REGIME TRANSITIONS IN FUEL CELL CATALYST LAYERS AND A MODEL FOR PREDICTING TRAPPED SATURATION FOR TWO-PHASE FLOW IN POROUS MEDIA, Karrar Takleef Alofari

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Wireless Power Transfer In Autonomous Mobile Microgrids, Carl Greene

Theses/Dissertations/Reports from 2021

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A COMBUSTION MODEL FOR MULTI-COMPONENT FUELS BASED ON RELATIVE REACTIVITY AND MOLECULAR STRUCTURE, Arash Jamali

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ACTIVE GRAVITY OFFLOADING SYSTEM WITH INFRARED TRACKING FOR ROVER TESTING, Travis Wavrunek

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An Exploration of the Practice of Engineering as Experienced Through the Capstone Course, Mary Raber

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Application of Carbon Nanotube Thermophones as Duct Noise Cancelling Speakers: Using New Technology with Old Theories, Stephania M. Vaglica

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Atomistic continuum simulations for nano-indentation and compression of multi-layer graphene, Ashwini Nikumbh

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Autonomous Vehicle Obstacle Avoidance Maneuvers: Analytical and Experimental Development of Friction Surface Dependent Path Planning and Control, Nathan D. Spike

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Base Vibration Effects on Additive Manufactured Part Quality: A Study of 3D Printing Onboard U.S. Navy Ships, Nick Jensen

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COMMISSIONING AND TESTING OF A NEW DUSTY THERMAL VACUUM CHAMBER, Ben Wiegand

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Comparison of Path Planning Approaches of Autonomous Vehicles for Obstacle Avoidance Application, Duo Zhang

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CORRELATED SIMULATION OF PSEUDO TRANSIENT TORQUE CONVERTER CLUTCH ENGAGEMENT USING COUPLED FLUID-STRUCTURE INTERACTION, Aniket Vilas Beldar

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Defect Detection using Dynamic Analysis for Additive Manufactured Metals, Gita Deonarain

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DEFORMATION MANIFOLD LEARNING MODEL FOR MULTI WALLED CARBON NANOTUBES, Shashank S. Pathrudkar

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DESIGN AND IMPLEMENTATION OF AN OXIDATION CATALYST FOR A SPARK IGNITED TWO STROKE SNOWMOBILE ENGINE, Noah Squires

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Design and Testing of an Open Source Vacuum Oven for Research, Community Recycling, and Additive Manufacturing, Benjamin R. Hubbard

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DEVELOPMENT AND VALIDATION OF DYNAMIC PROGRAMMING ALGORITHM FOR ECO APPROACH AND DEPARTURE, Vasu Goyal

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Development of a Method to Model an Enclosed, Coaxial Carbon Nanotube Speaker with Experimental Validation, Suraj Prabhu

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DEVELOPMENT OF AUTONOMOUS VEHICLE MOTION PLANNING AND CONTROL ALGORITHM WITH D* PLANNER AND MODEL PREDICTIVE CONTROL IN A DYNAMIC ENVIRONMENT, Somnath Mondal

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Development of the Carbon Nanotube Thermoacoustic Loudspeaker, Troy Bouman

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Economic Sustainability Analysis of Natural Leather Industry, And Its Alternative Advancements, Yogesh Kumar Satish Kumar

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ELECTRICAL POWER TAKE-OFF SYSTEM DESIGN AND PERFORMANCE ASSESSMENT FOR POINT ABSORBER WAVE ENERGY CONVERTER, Xiang Zhou

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EXPERIMENTAL EVALUATION AND SIMULATION OF TORQUE TRANSMISSIBILITY FREQUENCY RESPONSE FUNCTIONS OF VIBRATION ISOLATORS AND ABSORBERS FOR DRIVETRAIN APPLICATIONS, Luke Jurmu

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HIGH INJECTION PRESSURE IMPINGING DIESEL SPRAY CHARACTERISTICS AND SUBSEQUENT SOOT FORMATION IN REACTING CONDITIONS, Zhihao Zhao

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Hydrodynamics of Vibrating Perforated Plates, Muhammad Usman

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INTEGRATED TORREFACTION-EXTRUSION SYSTEM FOR CONVERSION OF FIBER-PLASTIC WASTES INTO SOLID FUELS, Shreyas Kolapkar

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INVESTIGATION OF A MACHINE-PLANT INTERFACE FOR EXTRACTING ROOTED INVASIVE AQUATIC PLANTS, Brad Baas

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Marangoni Propulsion of Active Particles, Saeed Jafari Kang

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MATHEMATICAL MODELING AND NUMERICAL SIMULATION OF HEAT TRANSFER FROM ISOLATED OBJECTS, Esmaeil Dehdashti

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MEMBRANE-BASED HEAT SINK FOR ENHANCED FLOW BOILING PERFORMANCE AND RELIABILITY, Shivam Gupta

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MODEL-BASED ENGINE-OUT EMISSIONS ANALYSIS FOR A GASOLINE TURBOCHARGED DIRECT INJECTION SPARK-IGNITED ENGINE IN ELEVATED HEV CRANKING SPEED, Amir Khameneian

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MULTISCALE INVESTIGATION OF DROPWISE CONDENSATION ON A SMOOTH HYDROPHILIC SURFACE, Shahab Bayani Ahangar

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Nonlinear Model Predictive Control of Wave Energy Converter, Isha Malekar

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NOVEL NEW MODELING PROCEDURE FOR INDUSTRIAL MACHINERY WITH NONLINEAR CONNECTIONS, Steven Whitican

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Phase field fracture modeling for chemically strengthened glass and Machine Learning for Reaction-- diffusion equations, Revanth Mattey

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PHASE-FIELD FRACTURE MODELING FOR INTERLOCKING MICRO-ARCHITECTURED MATERIALS, Shubham Sinha

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Sliding Mode Control of a Nonlinear Wave Energy Converter Model, Tania Demonte Gonzalez

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STUDYING THE EFFECTS OF INITIAL CRACK ANGLE ON THE CRACK PROPAGATION IN GRAPHENE NANO-RIBBON THROUGH MOLECULAR DYNAMICS SIMULATIONS, Vijay Kumar Pathak

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TORREFACTION OF MIXED SOLID WASTE, Zhuo Xu

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TOWARDS SYSTEMS ON CLOTH: THE DESIGN, MANUFACTURING, AND VALIDATION OF OPEN-SOURCE EMBROIDERED RESISTORS, Somerset Schrock

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Transient Maneuvers and Pressure Analysis on an Automotive Torque Converter, Abigail A. Hempy

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TUNING LONGITUDINAL BANDGAPS USING COMPLIANT BISTABLE METASTRUCTURAL DESIGNS, Akshay Soma

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UNMANNED GROUND VEHICLE (UGV) DOCKING, CONNECTION, AND CABLING FOR ELECTRICAL POWER TRANSMISSION IN AUTONOMOUS MOBILE MICROGRIDS, John Naglak

Theses/Dissertations/Reports from 2020

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3D PRINTING OF IRON OXIDE INCORPORATED POLYDIMETHYLSILOXANE SOFT MAGNETIC ACTUATOR, Rasoul Bayaniahangar

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A BAYESIAN CONVOLUTIONAL NEURAL NETWORK BASED CLASSIFIER TO DETECT BREAST CANCER FROM HISTOPATHOLOGICAL IMAGES AND UNCERTAINTY QUANTIFICATION, Pushkar Khairnar

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ACTIVE NOISE CONTROL USING CARBON NANOTUBE THERMOPHONES: CASE STUDY FOR AN AUTOMOTIVE HVAC APPLICATION, Walker H. Nelson

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ANALYSIS OF A CIRCULAR RESONANT PLATE FOR SHOCK TESTING, Jon Markl

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A Neural Network Approach to Estimate Buoy Mooring Line Sensor Deflection, Tom Price

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ASSESSMENT AND IMPROVEMENT OF COMPUTATIONAL FLUID DYNAMICS METHODS FOR SEPARATED TURBULENT FLOWS AT LOW REYNOLDS NUMBERS, Tom Mancuso

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A STUDY OF MODEL-BASED CONTROL STRATEGY FOR A GASOLINE TURBOCHARGED DIRECT INJECTION SPARK IGNITED ENGINE, Xin Wang

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BUCKLING LOAD STUDY ON POP NUT (RIVET) USING FINITE ELEMENT ANALYSIS, Saurabh Shankar Shegokar

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CYBER RISK MANAGEMENT AND MODELING FOR PHOTOVOLTAIC (PV) PLANTS, Alexander W. Miranda

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DATA DRIVEN SENSOR FUSION FOR CYCLE-CYCLE IMEP ESTIMATION, Cooper Heyne Minehart

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DEEP LEARNING OF NONLINEAR DYNAMICAL SYSTEM, Aditya Wagh

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DESIGN, BUILD, AND ANALYSIS OF A COMPRESSED NATURAL GAS DIRECT INJECTION COMPRESSION IGNITION SINGLE CYLINDER RESEARCH ENGINE, Tyler Miller

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DESIGN OF AN ANTI-JERK CONTROLLER FOR BOTH LOCKED AND SLIPPING TORQUE CONVERTER CONDITIONS IN A VEHICLE, Syed Ahmad Nadeem

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DEVELOPMENT AND EXPERIMENTAL INVESTIGATION OF A LUNG-INSPIRED 3D-PRINTED DESICCANT-COATED HEAT EXCHANGER, Umamaheswar Puttur

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DEVELOPMENT OF AN ECO APPROACH AND DEPARTURE APPLICATION TO IMPROVE ENERGY CONSUMPTION OF A PLUG-IN HYBRID VEHICLE IN CHARGE DEPLETING MODE, Brandon Narodzonek

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DYNAMIC TESTING: AN EXPERIMENTAL APPROACH TO DEFECT IDENTIFICATION IN ADDITIVE MANUFACTURED PARTS, Aimee Allen

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EFFICIENT ENHANCEMENT OF MICRO-NUCLEATION RATES IN FLOW-BOILING - BY CONCURRENT MICRO-STRUCTURING OF THE BOILING-SURFACE AND ITS JUDICIOUS ENERGIZATION BY PIEZOELECTRIC-TRANSDUCER INDUCED ACOUSTIC VIBRATIONS., ATHARVA RAHANE

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ENERGY CONSUMPTION AND SAVINGS ANALYSIS OF A PHEV IN REAL WORLD DRIVING THROUGH VEHICLE CONNECTIVITY USING VEHICLE PLATOONING, BLENDED MODE OPERATION AND ENGINE START-STOP OPTIMIZERS, Pruthwiraj Santhosh

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EXPERIMENTAL CHARACTERIZATION OF SPOOL VALVE FLOW NOISE, Zachary Cohen

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EXPERIMENTAL EVALUATION OF AN RWD VEHICLE WITH PARAMETER EXTRACTION FOR ANALYTICAL MODELING AND EVALUATION, Jon Furlich

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GENERATION OF PREMIX LAMINAR FLAME SPEED LIBRARY, Sai Prashanth Kumar

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Generative Design in Energy Efficient Buildings, Johanna Thill

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HETEROGENEOUS UNCERTAINTY QUANTIFICATION FOR RELIABILITY-BASED DESIGN OPTIMIZATION, Mingyang Li

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HIGH-PERFORMANCE ZERO LIQUID DISCHARGE (ZLD) TREATMENT OF HIGH-SALINITY BRINES USING A MULTIPLE-EFFECT ABSORPTION DISTILLATION CONCEPT, Sunil Pinnu

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IDENTIFICATION OF HEAT RELEASE SHAPES AND COMBUSTION CONTROL OF AN LTC ENGINE, Radhika Sitaraman

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IMPACT OF WATER INGESTION ON COMBUSTION PERFORMANCE IN A SPARK IGNITED INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE, Jonathon Lindfors

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INCREASING ACCESS TO PV TECHNOLOGY THROUGH SUSTAINABLE RACKING: A REVIEW OF EXISTING LITERATURE AND GROUND MOUNTED FIXED TILT DESIGNS, AND WHAT CAN BE DONE NEXT, Parijata Prabhakara

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Measurement of current distribution in the land channel direction of a proton exchange membrane fuel cell, Chinmay Kulkarni

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MULTISCALE MODELING OF CARBON FIBERS/GRAPHENE NANOPLATELETS/EPOXY HYBRID COMPOSITES FOR AEROSPACE APPLICATIONS, Hashim Al Mahmud

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Numerical Investigation Of Spray Characterization Of Heater-GDI System, Ashwin Karthik Purushothaman

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Optimal Mission Planning of Autonomous Mobile Agents for Applications in Microgrids, Sensor Networks, and Military Reconnaissance, Casey D. Majhor

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OPTIMIZATION OF SHAPE AND CONTROL OF LINEAR AND NONLINEAR WAVE ENERGY CONVERTERS, Jiajun Song

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Phase Field Fracture Modeling of Chemically Strengthened Glass, Parag Nikam

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Proximal Reliability Optimization for Reinforcement Learning, Narendra Patwardhan

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Radio Frequency Studies of Soot Loading and Ammonia Storage on a Diesel Particulate Filter with a SCR Catalyst Coating, Shreyans Sethia

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REAL-TIME PREDICTIVE CONTROL OF CONNECTED VEHICLE POWERTRAINS FOR IMPROVED ENERGY EFFICIENCY, Joseph Oncken

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REDUCED-ORDER CHARACTERIZATION OF THE AEROELASTIC RESPONSE OF STALL-CONTROLLED WIND TURBINES UNDER ATMOSPHERIC TURBULENCE, Sara Jalal

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Sensitivity and Uncertainty Quantification of Continuum and Stochastic Bond Dissociation Kinetics Based Cohesive Laws, Rishabh Awasthi