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Theses/Dissertations/Reports from 2016

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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

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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