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Reports/Theses/Dissertations from 2014

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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

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Cylinder wall waste heat recovery from liquid-cooled internal combustion engines utilizing thermoelectric generators, John Randall Armstead

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DESIGN AND FABRICATION OF RESONANT GAS SENSOR FOR HIGH SENSITIVITY IN THE PRESENCE OF AIR DAMPING, Chengzhang Li

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DEVELOPMENT OF A PREDICTIVE COMBUSTION MODEL OF A SPARK IGNITED ENGINE WITH GASOLINE DIRECT INJECTION, VARIABLE VALVE TIMING, DURATION AND LIFT TECHNOLOGIES, Dustin P. Loveland

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Development of one-dimensional and two-dimensional computational tools that simulate steady internal condensing flows in terrestrial and zero-gravity environments, Soumya Asimkumar Mitra

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Direct Write Fabrication of Waveguides and Interconnects for Optical Printed Wiring Boards, Joseph Carl Dingeldein

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EFFECT OF ELECTRICAL DISCHARGE PATTERN ON SPARK IGNITED FLAME KERNEL DEVELOPMENT, Anqi Zhang

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EXHAUST EMISSIONS OF LOW LEVEL BLEND ALCOHOL FUELS FROM TWO-STROKE AND FOUR-STROKE MARINE ENGINES, James Michael Sevik

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Finite element analysis of 2-D representative volume element, Mandar Kulkarni

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Impact of E22 on two-stroke and four-stroke snowmobiles, James Corey Weber

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Implementation of a phenomenological evaporation model into a porous network simulation for water management in low temperature fuel cells, David L. Fritz III.

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Kalman Filter approaches on crane swing, Cagri Abis

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Laser Thomson scattering measurements of electron temperature and density in a Hall-effect plasma, Robert L. Washeleski

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Mechanical modeling of Intraneural Ganglion Cyst, Puneet Soman

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Microfluidic fabrication of advanced microcapsules for use in self-healing materials, Ryan J. Lemmens

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Numerical investigation of effects of addition of ethanol to gasoline on Laminar Flame Speed (LFS), autoignition, and wall quenching, Iltesham Zameer Syed

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Performance and emissions testing of a small two stroke engine using mid-level ethanol blends, Ananth Padmanabha Rao Vemuri

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Predictive control of hybrid vehicle powertrain for intelligent energy management, Poowanart Poramapojana

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Preparation of highly-ordered TiO₂ nanotube arrays and their applications in Dye-sensitized solar cells, Yiqian Zhao

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Regional comparisons of nano-mechanical properties of the human meniscus; structure and function, John Thomas Moyer

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SPATIAL UNDERSTANDING OF MATRIX INVERSION FOR INVERSE FORCE ESTIMATION, Kaustubh S. Surdi

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Structural response and dynamics of fluid-structure-control interaction in wind turbine blades, Lucan Ignacio Lago

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Study of the effect of biodiesel fuel on passive oxidation in a catalyzed particulate filter, Kenneth L. Shiel

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THERMAL CHARACTERIZATION OF COMBUSTION CHAMBER COMPONENTS IN A GASOLINE TURBOCHARGED DIRECT INJECTION (GTDI) ENGINE, Daniel P. Madison

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Torque converter turbine noise and cavitation noise over varying speed ratio, Chad Michael Walber