Explore our collection of dissertations, master's theses and master's reports from the Department of Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics below.

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Reports/Theses/Dissertations from 2012

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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

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Translation Studies on an Annular Field Reversed Configuration Device for Space Propulsion, Carrie Suzanne Hill

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Treatment of osteoporosis in a mouse model of Duchenne muscular dystrophy using black bear parathyroid hormone, Sarah K. Gray

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Two dimensional Lattice Boltzmann simulation of fluid flow through an idealized micro-structure of disordered media, Rohan Dinesh Sali

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Use of manual adaptive remeshing in the mechanical modeling of an intraneural ganglion cyst, Laura M. Roberts

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Vortex Shedding Dynamics in Long Aspect-Ratio Aerodynamics Bodies, Liu Chen

Reports/Theses/Dissertations from 2011

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Analysis of in-cylinder pressure transducer data quality utilizing a SIDI turbocharged engine, Jordan Daniel Stank

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Analytical investigation of squeeze film dampers, Mehmet Murat Altuğ Biҫak

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

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Biomechanics of meniscal horn attachments, Diego F. Villegas-Bermudez

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

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Computational prediction of the influence of crosslink distribution on the thermo-mechanical properties of epoxies, Ananyo Bandyopadhyay

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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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Control design and genetic algorithm optimization for electrostatic MEMS, Jill C. Blecke

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

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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 a technique for achieving an optimum BSFC for LAF engine, Shreyash S. Ukidave

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

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

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Effects of hibernation on bone in yellow-bellied marmots, Samantha J. Wojda

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

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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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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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Experimental study of physical aging effects on properties of EPON 862-DETDA, Nikhil Kaushik Anand

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Finite element analysis on Titan STL3 OTR tires, Joseph C. Wlodyka

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

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Implementation of monotonic higher order upwind scheme in KIVA 4, Ganesh Sukumar

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

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In-situ electrical, mechanical and electrochemical characterizations of one-dimensional nanostructures, Hessam Mir Shah Ghassemi

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IN-SITU ELECTRICAL, MECHANICAL AND ELECTROCHEMICAL CHARACTERIZATIONS OF ONE-DIMENSIONAL NANOSTRUCTURES, Hessam Mir Shah Ghassemi

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

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Micro combined heat and power laboratory development, Thomson Varghese

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

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

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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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Orbits design for Leo space based solar power satellite system, Neelima Krishna Murthy Addanki

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Parameter identification of a copper-zeolite SCR catalyst model using reactor data, Neelima S. Borate

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Post processing of multiple GPS receivers to enhance baseline accuracy, Eddy H. Trinklein

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Preparation of silicon-metal nanocomposites based on electrophoretic deposition, Yiping Feng

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

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

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Simulation of four stroke engine cycle for a 4 - valve pentroof engine in KIVA 3VR2, Yu Chen

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Space trajectories optimization using variable-chromosome-length genetic algorithms, Ahmed H. Gad

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Stochastic knock detection model for spark ignited engines, Yashodeep Lonari

Study on the feasibility of universal chip control in machining, Thimmaiah Kumbera Ganapathi

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

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Synthesis of computations and experiments for obtaining pulsatile gas flow rates from dynamic pressure difference measurements across an orifice-plate meter, Nikhil Ajotikar

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Topological changes in 2D simplicial meshes for the simulation of fractures, James R. Thunes

Reports/Theses/Dissertations from 2010

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Advanced mechanics of materials with microstructure, Shreehari Elangovan

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Computational study of internal and external condensing flows and experimental synthesis to investigate their attainability and stability in ground-based and space-based environments, Shantanu Kulkarni

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Energy harvesting from body motion using rotational micro-generation, Edwar. Romero-Ramirez

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Mathematical analysis for perceived annoyance of impulsive sounds in terms of physical factors, Gayatri S. Kadlaskar

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Modeling mechanical response of heterogeneous materials, Siladitya Pal

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Parametric combustion modeling for ethanol-gasoline fuelled spark ignition engines, Yeliana

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Quantification of relativistic perturbation forces on spacecraft trajectories, Nicholas Palma Mastricola

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Spray characterization under flash boiling conditions of a DI multi-hole injector at high injection pressures in a combustion vessel, Rajat Arora

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Static and dynamic contact angle measurement on rough surfaces using sessile drop profile analysis with application to water management in low temperature fuel cells, Vinaykumar Konduru

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Structural and surface property characterization of titanium dioxide nanotubes for orthopedic implants, Tolou Shokuhfar

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Three dimensional finite element simulation of polymer melting and flow in a single-screw extruder : optimization of screw channel geometry, Atakan Altinkaynak

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Vibro-acoustical analysis and design of a multiple-layer constrained viscoelastic damping structure, Fei Lin

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Water transport in complex, non-wetting porous layers with applications to water management in low temperature fuel cells, Ezequiel F. Medici

Reports/Theses/Dissertations from 2009

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Accelerometer based measurements of combustion in an automotive turbocharged diesel engine, Christopher J. Polonowski

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AFRC Translation Experiments for Space Propulsion, Carrie S. Niemela

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Decentralized or centralized production : impacts to the environment, industry, and the economy, Abigail R. Clarke-Sather

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Electron transport in E x B devices, Emily C. Fossum

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Fabrication of nanoparticles by short-distance sputter deposition, Min Nie

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Hall-effect thruster-cathode coupling : the effect of cathode position and magnetic field topology, Jason D. Sommerville

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Immobilizing bacteriorhodopsin on a single electron transistor, Karl A. Walczak

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Micro-fabrication of bio-MEMS based force sensor to measure the force response of living cells, Varun Gouthaman

Reports/Theses/Dissertations from 2008

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Adaptive control of sinusoidal brushless DC motor actuators, Liangtao Zhu