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Reports/Theses/Dissertations from 2015

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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

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DEVELOPMENT OF AN IONIC LIQUID FERROFLUID ELECTROSPRAY SOURCE AND MODE SHAPE STUDIES OF A FERROFLUID IN A NON-UNIFORM MAGNETIC FIELD, Edmond Joseph Meyer IV

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DEVELOPMENT OF AN OPTIMIZATION MODEL FOR BIOFUEL FACILITY SIZE AND LOCATION AND A SIMULATION MODEL FOR DESIGN OF A BIOFUEL SUPPLY CHAIN, Fengli Zhang

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DEVELOPMENT OF CONFOCAL IMAGING TECHNIQUES FOR PROBING INTERFACIAL DYNAMICS IN MICROSCALE, GAS-LIQUID, TWO-PHASE FLOW, Joseph E. Hernandez

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DEVELOPMENT OF CONFORMABLE CNG TANK FOR AUTOMOTIVE APPLICATION, Sachin P. Shinde

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EFFECT OF FUEL SPRAY IMPINGMENT ON ENGINE PERFORMANCE IN A GASOLINE TURBOCHARGED DIRECT INJECTION (GTDI) ENGINE, Anshaj Chadha

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ENGINE TESTS WITH - IMAGING OF "NOSTRUM IMPINGING JET INJECTORS” AND RESULTS OF DIRECT WATER INJECTION IN A SPARK IGNITED ENGINE AT HIGH COMPRESSION RATIO, Yogesh P. Kanabar

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EXPERIMENTAL SETUP AND CONTROLLER DESIGN FOR AN HCCI ENGINE, Deepak Kothari

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FABRICATION OF DRUG ELUTING TI IMPLANTS FOR DENTAL/ORTHOPEDIC APPLICATIONS, Azhang Hamlekhan

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IMPACT OF CAM SPLAY ANGLE IN A SPARK IGNITED ENGINE WITH VARIABLE VALVE TIMING, Zhuyong Yang

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IMPACT OF ENGINE CALIBRATION ON PM OXIDATION IN A CATALYZED PARTICULATE FILTER OVER A TRANSIENT CYCLE: A MODELLING STUDY, Ajinkya A. Gujar

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IMPROVING STARTABILITY AND REDUCING EMISSIONS IN FLEXFUEL SPARK IGNITION DIRECT INJECTION VARIABLE CAM TIMING ENGINE, Vaibhav S. Kale

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IN-SITU TEM PLASMA CHIP NANOFABRICATION AND CHARACTERIZATION, Xuebo Cui

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INTEGRATION OF GT-POWER ENGINE MODEL WITH DSPACE VEHICLE MODEL FOR CO-SIMULATION AND VALIDATION, Pankaj Prabhakar Badgujar

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MEASURING HEAD IMPACT CONTACT PRESSURE IN COLLEGIATE FOOTBALL GAMES TO CORRELATE HEAD KINEMATICS TO BRAIN KINETICS ELUCIDATING BRAIN INJURY DYNAMICS, Chandrika S. Abhang

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MICROFLUIDIC ENCAPSULATION FOR SELF-HEALING MATERIAL AND INVESTIGATION OF ITS IMPACTS ON COMPOSITE PERFORMANCE, Ryan J. Lemmens

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MILITARY VEHICLE OPTIMIZATION AND CONTROL, Denise M. Rizzo

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MODELING AND EXPERIMENTAL SETUP OF AN HCCI ENGINE, Vishal Shailesh Thakkar

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MODELING OF TRANSFER PATH FOR DETERMINATION OF COMBUSTION AND NOISE METRICS ON DIESEL ENGINES, Libin Jia

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OPTIMAL CONTROL OF BUILDING ENERGY WITH SMART-GRID INTERACTION, Madhura Paranjape

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Predicting the Mechanical Properties of Carbon-Based Materials Using Molecular Dynamics, Benjamin D. Jensen

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RAPID SPACE TRAJECTORY GENERATION USING A FOURIER SERIES SHAPE-BASED APPROACH, Ehsan Taheri

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Reconciling Function- and Affordance-Based Design, Benjamin T. Ciavola

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REPRODUCING AN EXPERIMENT TO MEASURE THE SATURATION CURVE FOR POROUS MEDIA USED FOR ELECTROCHEMICAL APPLICATIONS, Han Cheng

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SELF-ADAPTIVE THERMAL MANAGEMENT - THE FUNDAMENTALS AND APPLICATIONS IN LI-POLYMER BATTERIES, Xiaobao Geng

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SIZE OPTIMIZATION OF A BIOMASS TO LIQUID FUEL CONVERSION FACILITY WITHIN A BIOMASS SUPPLY CHAIN, Timothy L. Jenkins

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STUDY OF REAL-TIME STOCHASTIC KNOCK DETECTION AND CONTROL FOR SPARK-IGNITION ENGINES, Wei Luo

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TEST-ANALYSIS MODEL CORRELATION AND CALIBRATION OF A MULTI-COMPONENT PLASTIC PART, Steven P. Carter

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THE EFFECT OF SOLID DEPOSIT FORMATIONS ON SI PFI ENGINE PERFORMANCE AND CONTROL, Henry John Schmidt VII

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Thickness measurement of dynamic thin liquid films generated by plug-annular flow in non-wetting microchannels, David C. Deisenroth

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UNDERSTANDING CHASSIS INPUTS FROM THE REAR SUSPENSION OF A SNOWMOBILE, Jamie L. Kleinendorst

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USE OF AN ELECTRICAL IMPEDANCE TOMOGRAPHY METHOD TO DETECT AND TRACK FRACTURES IN A GELATIN MEDIUM, Evan G. Lucas

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WATER ACCESS AND MAINTENANCE IN KARONGA, MALAWI, Donald A. Norris

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WATER TRANSPORT THROUGH POROUS MEDIA AND IN FLOW CHANNELS OF PROTON EXCHANGE MEMBRANE FUEL CELL, Mehdi Mortazavi

Reports/Theses/Dissertations from 2013

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AGENT BASED, DISTRIBUTED CONTROL STRATEGIES AND OPTIMIZATION OF PLUG-IN ELECTRIC VEHICLES ON SMART/MICROGRID ARCHITECTURES, Kyle Bordeau

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Analysis of a Non-Traditional Micro Tube Hydroforming Process, Scott W. Wagner

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AN EXPERIMENTAL INVESTIGATION INTO THE EFFECTS OF BIODIESEL BLENDS ON PARTICULATE MATTER OXIDATION IN A CATALYZED PARTICULATE FILTER DURING ACTIVE REGENERATION, James Pidgeon

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ANKLE IMPEDANCE AND ANKLE ANGLES DURING STEP TURN AND STRAIGHT WALK: IMPLICATIONS FOR THE DESIGN OF A STEERABLE ANKLE-FOOT PROSTHETIC ROBOT, Evandro M. Ficanha

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A SCR Model based on Reactor and Engine Experimental Studies for a Cu-zeolite Catalyst, Xiaobo Song

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Characterization Of Porous Media In Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cell Based on Percolation Studies, Stephen Stacy

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CO-ELECTROPHORETIC DEPOSITION OF LIQUID METAL AND SILICON FOR LITHIUM-ION BATTERY APPLICATION, Hanfei Zhang

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COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF EFFICIENCY AND OPERATING CHARACTERISTICS OF AUTOMOTIVE POWERTRAIN ARCHITECTURES THROUGH CHASSIS DYNAMOMETER TESTING, Jeremy J. Anderson

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Development of a 1-D Catalyzed Diesel Particulate Filter Model for Simulation of the Performance and the Oxidation of Particulate Matter and Nitrogen Oxides Using Passive Oxidation and Active Regeneration Engine Experimental Data, Kiran Premchand

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DEVELOPMENT OF A LOW COST IMPEDANCE TUBE TO MEASURE THE ACOUSTIC ABSORPTION AND TRANSMISSION LOSS OF MATERIALS, Satyajeet P. Deshpande

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Development of an In Situ Measurement Device for Obtaining Material Thermal Properties, Mark A. Hepokoski

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Development of Hardware-In-the-Loop Simulation System for Hybrid Electric Vehicle Study, Yang Li

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DEVELOPMENT OF THE ECOCAR 3 PROPOSAL AND GUIDELINES FOR MODELING AND DESIGN IN YEAR ONE OF ECOCAR 3, Tyler B. Daavettila

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Driver Safety in Far-side and Far-oblique Crashes: A Study of Patrol Vehicles in the United States of America, Martin Sepoori

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DYNAMIC MODEL BASED STATE ESTIMATION IN A HEAVY DUTY DIESEL AFTERTREATMENT SYSTEM FOR ONBOARD DIAGNOSTICS AND CONTROLS, Harsha S. Surenahalli

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EXPERIMENTAL INVESTIGATION INTO PARTICULATE MATTER DISTRIBUTION IN CATALYZED PARTICULATE FILTERS USING A 3D TERAHERTZ WAVE SCANNER, Ryan Kristopher Foley

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Experimental investigation of regular fluids and nanofluids during flow boiling in a single microchannel at different heat fluxes and mass fluxes, Zachary Edel

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HIGH VOLTAGE ELECTROPHORETIC DEPOSITION FOR ELECTROCHEMICAL ENERGY STORAGE AND OTHER APPLICATIONS, Sunand Santhanagopalan

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Influence of Mechanical and Thermal Boundary Conditions on Stabilizing/Destabilizing Mechanisms in Evaporating Liquid Films, Aneet Dharmavaram Narendranath

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INTERACTIVE EFFECT OF FIXED TIME ORDER STRATEGIES WITHIN A SUPPLY CHAIN ON ACTUAL IN-STOCK PROBABILITIES, Mangesh S. Chaudhari

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LATTICE BOLTZMANN METHOD AND CELLULAR AUTOMATA SIMULATION OF PARTICLE MOTION AND DEPOSITION IN 2-D CASE, Yichao Deng

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MODEL-BASED DESIGN AND HARDWARE-IN-THE-LOOP SIMULATION OF INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE CONTROL SYSTEMS, Pushkar Vivek Agashe

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MODELING AND HARDWARE-IN-THE-LOOP SIMULATION OF POWER-SPLIT HYBRID ELECTRIC VEHICLES, Shreyash Joshi

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Molecular Modeling of PMR-15 Polyimide, FNU Pruthul Kokkada Ravindranath

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MULTISCALE MODELING OF LIQUID CRYSTALLINE/NANOTUBE COMPOSITES, Sharil Patrale

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NANOSCALE ELECTROCHEMISTRY BY IN-SITU TRANSMISSION ELECTRON MICROSCOPY, Qi Gao

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Non-invasive method to predict viscosity and size using total internal reflection fluorescence microscopy (TIRFM) system, Mohammad Mohiuddin Mamun

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Novel Automotive Waste Heat Recovery Techniques, John Randall Armstead

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REALIZATION OF A DC MICROGRID USING A HAMILTONIAN BASED CONTROLS SOLUTION, Matthew J. Heath

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Reverse Engineering the Structural and Acoustic Behavior of a Stradivari Violin, Michael A. Pyrkosz

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SIMULATING LARGE DEFORMATION OF INTRANEURAL GANGLION CYST USING FINITE ELEMENT METHOD, Sachin Lokhande

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STUDY OF HYBRID ELECTRIC VEHICLE BATTERY MODELING AND CONTROL USING AUTONOMIE, Baifan Wu

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STUDY OF SPARK IGNITION ENGINE COMBUSTION MODEL FOR THE ANALYSIS OF CYCLIC VARIATION AND COMBUSTION STABILITY AT LEAN OPERATING CONDITIONS, Hao Wu

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THERMAL CHARACTERIZATION OF A GASOLINE TURBOCHARGED DIRECT INJECTION (GTDI) ENGINE UTILIZING LEAN OPERATION AND EXHAUST GAS RECIRCULATION (EGR), Daniel P. Madison

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THE SETUP AND EXPERIMENTAL RESULTS OF DIRECT WATER INJECTION IN A SPARK IGNITED NATURAL GAS ENGINE AT VARYING COMPRESSION RATIOS, Jason E. Socha

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Two-Phase Flow In Microchannels: Morphology And Interface Phenomena, Alexandru Herescu

Reports/Theses/Dissertations from 2012

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Algorithms for spacecraft formation flying navigation based on wireless positioning system measurements, Shu Ting Goh

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Analysis of a novel waste heat recovery mechanism for an I.C. engine, Jasdeep S. Condle

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Assessments and Computational Simulations in Support of a Time-Varying Mass Flow Rate Measurement Technique for Pulsatile Gas Flow, Andrew Rice

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Automated optimization of polymer extrusion dies using finite element analysis, James Allen Peitzmeier

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Cold-Start Emissions testing of Snowmobiles Using Ethanol and Gasoline, Michael David Rittenour

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Computational fluids domain reduction to a simplified fluid network, Robert E. Smith

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Conversion of a Micro, Glow-Ignition, Two-Stroke Engine from Nitromethane-Methanol Blend Fuel to Military Jet Propellant (JP-8), Andrew L. Wiegand