Electrical and Computer Engineering ETDs

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Model experiments are commonly employed in situations where a full-scale experiment is uneconomical and where exact theoretical analysis is very difficult. The physical problem is scaled to convenient laboratory dimensions and a means is provided for controlling and measuring the parameters of the experiment. Measurements made in the model system are required to provide information on the time and space variations of functions which describe the real system. When interpreting results it is frequently necessary to consider "scale effects" which arise from certain parameters exerting a different influence in the model than in the real system.

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Electrical Engineering

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Electrical and Computer Engineering

First Committee Member (Chair)

Robert Hessemer

Second Committee Member

Donald Childress Thorn

Third Committee Member

Joseph S. Lambert