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A selection of biomechanical research problems : from modeling to experimentation, Cyrus Abbasi

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Characterization of the mechanical properties of freestanding platinum thin films, Khawar Abbas

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THEORY, FABRICATION, AND EXPERIMENTATION OF PHONONIC CRYSTALS IN MEMS AT MICRO/NANO SCALE: ENGINEERING OF THERMAL AND RF PHONONS TO APPLICATIONS IN THERMOELECTRICS AND MICRORESONATORS, Seyedhamidreza Alaie

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ENHANCEMENT OF SATURATION BOILING OF PF-5060 DIELECTRIC LIQUID ON MICROPOROUS SURFACES, Ali Amir

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Oblique shock interactions With perturbed density interfaces, Michael J. Anderson

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Utilizing equivalent circuits to describe the strain- and temperature-dependence of electromagnetic metamaterials, Brandon Arritt

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Non-linear dynamic modeling using component mode synthesis, Jamey Bond

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A Mesh Objective Algorithm for Modeling Mode-I Cracks Using a Standard Finite Element Formulation, Damon Burnett

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Prioritized Sensor Detection with Communication Constraints: A Cyber-Physical Systems Approach, Randy Andres Cortez

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The development of nanofluidic platforms for biomolecular separations, Anthony Garcia

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Structure and camera calibration from active correspondence of lines and intersection points, Chandra Sekhar Gatla

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DESIGN, FABRICATION AND CHARACTERIZATION OF PHONONIC CRYSTALS IN MACRO AND MICRO SCALE, Mohammadhosein Ghasemi Baboly

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Investigating the Existence of Coherent Phonon Scattering in Silicon Using Phononic Crystals, Drew Goettler

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Monitoring and anomaly detection in solar thermal systems using adaptive resonance theory neural networks, Hongbo He

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Indentation Behavior of Multilayer Al/SiC Thin Films, Ryan Jamison

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Fault detection and diagnostics of an HVAC sub-system using adaptive resonance theory neural networks, Christian Birk Jones

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Molecular Dynamics Simulations of A Suspended Particle In A Fluid Near A Wall, Jianwei Ju

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Characterization of Mechanical Properties at the Micro/Nano Scale: Stiction Failure of MEMS, High-Frequency Michelson Interferometry and Carbon NanoFibers, Arash Kheyraddini Mousavi

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Automated demand response applied to a set of commercial buildings, Donald Lincoln

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Human inspired pattern recognition via local invariant features, Dominic Ron Maestas

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Numerical analysis of surface mount electronics with viscoelastic epoxy underfills and potting, Matthew Neidigk

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Oblique Shock Wave Effects on Impulsively Accelerated Heavy Gas Column, Dell Olmstead

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Incident shock Mach number effects on Richtmyer-Meshkov mixing with simultaneous density and velocity measurements, Gregory Orlicz

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Optimizing Powder Metallurgy Methods: Carbon Nanotube Metal Composites, Ben Rael

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A Critical Evaluation of Computational Fracture Using a Smeared Crack Approach in MPM, Jason Sanchez

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A Homogenization Approach for Design and Simulation of Blast Resistant Composites, Michael Sheyka

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Enhancement of Nucleate Boiling on Rough and Dimpled Surfaces with Application to Composite Spreaders for Microprocessors Immersion Cooling, Arthur Suszko

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Indentation analysis and mechanical modeling of multilayered composites, Guanlin Tang

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Enhanced Laminar Convective Heat Transfer using Microstructured Superhydrophobic Surfaces, Andrew Williams

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Symbolic planning for heterogeneous robots through composition of their motion description languages, Wenqi Zhang

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Design fabrication and calibration of MEMS actuators for in-situ materials testing, Khawar Abbas

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The Response of Vibration Mounts Subjected to Biharmonic Vibration, Paul H. Adams

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Numerical study of solder joint failure under fast loading conditions, Kiranmaye Aluru

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Isothermal helium flow measurements twrough a rectangular channel for a Wide Knudsen range, John Anderson

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Off-peak summer performance enhancement for rows of fixed solar thermal collectors using reflective surfaces, Casiano Armenta

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A Shock Tube for Transonic and Supersonic Aerodynamic Research, John Hopkins Atkinson

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The formation of carbon nanofibers and thin films from the catalytic decomposition of ethylene by palladium, Mark A. Atwater

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Modeling gap effects in jointed rock, Tyler Baker

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The Design, Construction, and Calibration of a Stationary Wave Device for Determining Sound Absorption Coefficients of Acoustic Materials, Douglas W. Ballard

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An Investigation of the Comparative Effects of Several Fill Materials on Heat Losses in the Ground from a Radiant Floor Panel, Peter H. Benedict

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Observation and Measurement of the Growth of the Primary Instabilities of the Richtmyer-Meshkov Instability and Observation of Secondary Instabilities, Tennille Charisse Bernard

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Numerical analysis of plastic deformation in metal-ceramic nanolayers during cyclic indentation, Caroline Bolton Blada

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The Variations of Stress Induced in an Eccentrically Located Bolt Securing a Flanged Joint, Verne E. Blake Jr.

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Modeling and control of wastegate equipped turbocharged engines, Isaac H. Brito

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Transient Response of Linear Undamped and Lightly Damped Lumped Spring-Mass Systems by Graphica Techniques, Richard O. Brooks

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An Inexpensive Method for Obtaining Heat Transfer Coefficients of Southwest Building Material, Roy Elsworth Burris

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Effect of an aeroelastic film on confined subsonic cavity resonance, Melissa Carter

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Whole-Field Methods in the Measurement of Post-Elastic Surface Strains, Siew Poh Chan

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Mesh Addition Based on the Depth Image (MABDI), Lucas E. Chavez

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Bioagent defeat in shock driven gas flow, Mario L. Chavez

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Simulation of optical impacts of gravity-induced deformations of concentrating solar collectors, Joshua Christian

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Second law analysis of a natural gas-fired steam boiler and cogeneration plant, Eric D. Conklin

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Planar shock wave interaction with a multiphase cylinder, Joseph Conroy

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Mechanical and electrical fatigue of aerosol jet printed conductors, Adam Cook

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Development and Implementation of High Fidelity Human Models for the Investigation of Blast and Non-Penetrating Projectile Impact, Candice F. Cooper

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UNM Shock Tube Modernization, Clinton Lee Corbin

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Indentation vs. Uniaxial Power-law Creep of Sn-based Solder Material: A Numerical Assessment, Matthew Cordova

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Second law analysis of a waste heat recovery combined power cycle using transcritical carbon dioxide, Robert Cordova

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Cooperative impedance control with time-varying stiffness, Matthew Courtney

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Exploring the Performance of Active Thermal Tiles for Space Applications, Rachel K. Delaney

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Flash heating of epoxy-based corrosion inhibitor thin films on aluminum substrates, Martin Dole

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Numerical Modeling Analysis of Wafer Warpage and Carrier Mobility Change due to Tapered Through-Silicon-Via Geometry, Jingjing Dou

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Development of Electro-Mechanical Equipment for the Measurement of Knock Characteristics of Gasolines, Rudolph W. Ebacher

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Predicting adhesive failure initiation of an epoxy bond for electronic packaging survivability, Brenton Adam Elisberg

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Adaptation of Beggs Deformeter Apparatus to the Solution of Three-Dimensional Problems, Roland L. Finley

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Effects of underfill material on solder deformation and damage in 3D packages, Geno Flores

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Development of a Test for Rapid Determination of Octane Ratings of Gasolines, Charles B. Gangwer

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Novel method for carbon nanofilament growth on carbon fibers, Daniel Garcia

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A New Design Key Locked Insert and Automatic Key Installation Tool, Holt J. Gay

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A Simple Computational Model for Particle Resuspension Behind a Normal Moving Shock, Nyssa Gilkey

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Verification of Statistical Turbulence Models in Aerodynamic Flows, Sebastian Gomez

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Day-Ahead Solar Resource Prediction Method Using Weather Forecasts for Peak Shaving, Wesley Greenwood

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Large strain flexural testing of thin composite laminates, Mikhail Grigoriev

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Computational Analysis of Turbulent Flow Around NACA 4412 Airfoil with Open Source CFD Software, Robert Habbit III

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A Study on the Mechanical Characteristics of a Fiberglass Bed Formed During a Loss-of-Coolant-Accident at a PWR Nuclear Facility, Kyle Hammond

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Error Assessment in FEM Calculations of Flows with Moving Boundaries, Vahid Hatamipourdehnow

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A Study of a Small Hydrofoil Boat with Airplane Type Controls, Allyn B. Hazard

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The Design and Construction of an Air Conditioning Unit for Instructional Use, George Joseph Hildebrandt

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TEMPERATURE DEPENDENT THERMOELECTRIC CHARACTERIZATION OF ORGANIC MATERIALS, Mohammad Abir Hossain

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Measurement of Interfacial Adhesion in Glass-Epoxy Systems Using the Indentation Method, Karen Hutchins

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Planar and oblique shock wave interaction with a droplet seeded gas cylinder, Evan Johnson

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Numerical analysis of TSV/micro-bump deformation due to chip misalignment and thermal processing in 3D IC packages, Richard Johnson

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Effect of Strain Rate and Temperature on the Stress-Strain Characteristics of Plastics, Walter W. Joseph

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Statistical Analysis of High-Order Moments from Direct Numerical Simulation of a Turbulent Boundary Layer, Bryan Kaiser

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A Study of a Plane Dislocation Problem, Daniel D. Kana

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Mode I and Mode II Measurements For Stiction Failed Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems, Maheshwar Kashamolla

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Behavior of the Embedded Phase in a Shock-Driven Two-Phase Flow, Garrett Kuehner

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Thermo-Mechanical Reliability and Electrical Performance of Indium Interconnects and Under Bump Metallization, Jon-Claude Leger

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A Study of the Brittle Model Method of Stress Analysis as Applied to Solid Circular Grooved Shafts Tested in Torsion, George V. Lemmon

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Distributed force model for arbitrarily shaped IMPC actuators, Manuel Martinez

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Investigation of indentation derived creep response using constant load and constant strain rate methods, Nicholas J. Martinez

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Crack Tip Micromaching by Femtosecond Laser for Fracture Testing of Metal Laminates, Ricardo Martin Martinez

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Computational interior ballistics modeling, Robert Miner

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Computational Analysis of Flow Around a Scaled Axial-Flow Hydro Turbine, Andrew W. Murphy

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A Visual Velocity Impedance Controller, Victor Nevarez

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Micro-Sandwich Test of Vapor-Deposited Hexanitroazobenzene (HNAB), Caitlin O'Grady

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Arciero vs. LaPrade: A Biomechanical Study Comparison of Two Techniques for Knee Posterolateral Corner Reconstruction, Gabriel Ortiz

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Damping and Mechanical Behavior of Multiwalled Carbon Nanotube Epoxy Composites, Rochelle Piatt

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Non-Destructive Evaluation of Functional Material Properties Performed on Additively Manufactured Coupons, Devin S. Plagge

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Unsteady Simulations of Flow Around a Smooth Circular Cylinder at Very High Reynolds Numbers Using OpenFOAM, Andrew Porteous