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Theses/Dissertations from 2018

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Fatigue Crack Modeling of Additively Manufactured ABS Cantilever Beam, Jason W. Booher

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Reducing Stress in 3D printed parts made with Laser Engineered Net Shaping, Shaun Ross Whetten

Theses/Dissertations from 2017

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Co-simulation Framework for Power Distribution System Analysis with Humans in the Loop, Victor H. Ayon

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EVALUATION AND ENHANCEMENT OF CLEAN ENERGY SYSTEMS: ANALYTICAL, COMPUTATIONAL AND EXPERIMENTAL STUDY OF SOLAR AND NUCLEAR CYCLES, NIMA FATHI

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TENSILE EXPERIMENTATION OF STRUCTURAL ALUMINUM STUDYING VOID GROWTH, Scott Gampert

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Analytic Solutions for the Crack-Tip Plastic Zone under Mixed Mode Loading Conditions, Jason Ivey

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Characterization of a Small Electro-Mechanical Contact Using Non-Conventional Measurement Techniques, Kelsey M. Johnson

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Investigating Scalable Manufacturing of High-Conductivity Wires and Coatings From Ultra-Long Carbon Nanotubes, Pouria Khanbolouki

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The Mathematical Theory of Deformation Arrest in Large-Strain Dynamic Plasticity, Brendan A. Kullback

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Evaluation of Concrete Constitutive Models for Impact Simulations, Guillermo A. Mata

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Simulation and Analysis of a Drilling Fluid Using a Herschel-Bulkley Model, Daniel Powell

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High-Throughput Tensile Testing Reveals Stochastic Properties in Additively Manufactured Steel, Bradley C. Salzbrenner

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AN EXPERIMENTAL AND NUMERICAL STUDY OF NANOMECHANICAL BEHAVIOR OF HARD/SOFT MULTILAYERED COATINGS, Benigno Sandoval

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Characterizing the Viscoelastic Behavior of PDMS/PDPS Copolymers, Mark E. Small

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EFFECT OF ALIGNMENT, SIZING, AND MANUFACTURING METHOD ON MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF RECYCLED CARBON FIBER COMPOSITES, Nekoda van de Werken

Theses/Dissertations from 2016

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

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

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TEMPERATURE DEPENDENT THERMOELECTRIC CHARACTERIZATION OF ORGANIC MATERIALS, Mohammad Abir Hossain

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

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

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

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LOW TEMPERATURE TENSILE TESTING OF INDEPENDENTLY FABRICATED GOLD THIN FILM SAMPLES, Adnan Raza

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Thermomechanical Stress Analysis of Packaging Options for VCSEL Arrays, James Rosprim

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Assessing Topside Thermal Solutions for Hot Spot Management of Micro-Scale Electronics, Ryan Shaffer

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Symmetries in the time-averaged dynamics of stochastic models of networks dynamics, Abu Bakar Siddique

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Geolocation of Utility Assets Using Omnidirectional Ground-Based Photographic Imagery, Hisham Tariq

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Analysis of Kelvin-Helmholtz Instabilities Developing from Oblique Shock Interaction with a Heavy Gas Column, Patrick Wayne

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

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Drag and Shape Analysis of Fiberglass Particles, Cody Williams

Theses/Dissertations from 2015

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Second law analysis and the application of the efficient power criterion to a four-temperature-level absorption chiller, Dionicio Rios

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Modeling and Optimizing IPMC Microgrippers, Justin Simpson

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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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A 3D Computational Fluid Dynamics Model Validation for Candidate Molybdenum-99 Target Geometry, Lin Zheng

Theses/Dissertations from 2014

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

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

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

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

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

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Design, Fabrication, and Characterization of a MEMS Based Thermally Actuated Fabry-Pérot Interferometer., Andrew Ian Young

Theses/Dissertations from 2013

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

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

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

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

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

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Distributed force model for arbitrarily shaped IMPC actuators, Manuel Martinez

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Computational interior ballistics modeling, Robert Miner

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

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Deformation Localization in Constrained Layers of Metallic Glasses: A Parametric Modeling Analysis, Daneil Rogers

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Long-Distance Flux Mapping Using Low-Cost Collimated Pyranometers, Jeremy Sment

Theses/Dissertations from 2012

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

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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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Modeling gap effects in jointed rock, Tyler Baker

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

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

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Planar shock wave interaction with a multiphase cylinder, Joseph Conroy

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

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Large strain flexural testing of thin composite laminates, Mikhail Grigoriev

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

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

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Mechanical and electrical properties of carbon nanotubes surface-stamped on polydimethylsiloxane for microvalve actuation, Jeffrey Salzbrenner

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Coolant distribution control in satellite structural panels using electrohydrodynamic conduction pumping, Samuel Sinnamon

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Sensitivity study of turbulent flow simulations over a rotating disk, Michael Snider

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Oblique shock interactions with gas cylinder interfaces, Ross White

Theses/Dissertations from 2011

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

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

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Cooperative impedance control with time-varying stiffness, Matthew Courtney

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