# Browse Dissertations and Theses - Mechanical Science and Engineering by Title

• (2016-12-08)
The increasing demand of applications in polymer industry requires new or improved combinations of material properties, which cannot be satisfied by few polymers alone. There has therefore been scientific and industrial ...

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• (2005)
The MRI velocity maps scale with the Reynolds number of the flow. The theoretical average velocity distribution in a single channel is compared to the experimental distribution, with a consistent over-prediction of velocity ...

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• (2003)
An experimental and theoretical study on the nature of multilayer fracture and resulting crack patterns under various stress states is followed by a novel, bottom-up technique for nanowire fabrication based on controlled ...

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• (2010-05-19)
Micro- and nanoscale mechanical systems provide unique capabilities for analyzing fluid samples in chemical and biological research. A method of creating nanofluidic systems with integrated sensor electrodes is presented ...

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• (2007)
Second, we have developed a muGPC that helps gas detectors sniff a trace amount of toxic vapors by increasing their concentration via adsorption and thermal desorption. Integration with electrostatic microvalves enabled ...

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• (2012-05-22)
This thesis explores the effects of surface chemistry and geometry on wettability of Hybrid Surfaces. The Hybrid Surfaces are composed of many micropillars with hydrophobic sidewalls and hydrophilic tops. The surfaces are ...

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• (2011-01-21)
Ultrasonic welding is used across variety of industries to join together thermoplastic materials. During ultrasonic welding, high frequency mechanical vibrations and compressive pressure are applied to the plastic materials. ...

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• (1993)
An experimental study of strength and failure behavior of orthotropic G-10 glass fiber reinforced composite laminates in an in-plane stress state has been conducted. Different types of biaxial specimens and associated test ...

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• (2010-01-06)
Development of nanotechnology had led to novel and advanced methods in various fields of science and engineering, and its influence extended to the progress of water purification process. Development of novel membranes and ...

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• (1988)
The changes in crack opening stresses and the effects of these changes on crack growth rates are investigated for several problems in fatigue cracking outside the regime where small-scale yielding assumptions are strictly ...

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• (2012-02-01)
A combination of molecular dynamics and dislocation dynamics simulations is performed to model fatigue crack growth (FCG) in a nano-twinned nickel single crystal. Molecular dynamics simulations are employed to investigate ...

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• (1984)
The progressive nature of fatigue damage under biaxial loading has been investigated. Experiments were performed on thin-wall tubular specimens of 1045 steel in tension, torsion, and combined tension-torsion loading. Two ...

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• (2010)
In this study, we construct a model for prediction of fatigue crack initiation based on the material's microstructure. Our approach is to model the energy of a persistent slip band (PSB) structure and use its stability ...

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• (2011-01-21)
Excessive scatter is observed in the fatigue response of a nickel-based superalloy, Udimet 720. This scatter can be partly attributed to the variability in the microstructure of this material. Hence, there is great ...

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• (1991)
Fatigue behavior of a polycrystalline alumina at room temperature and 1200$\sp\circ$C was investigated. Uniaxial tensile tests were conducted in both static and cyclic loading to produce stress-life curves. Cyclic loading ...

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• (1987)
The manufacturing industry has recognized the need to improve the quality and productivity of its products and processes in order to increase its competitive position. In order to establish a high quality product companies ...

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• (2016-07-07)
Throughout the past decade, we have witnessed an active interest in distributed motion coordination algorithms for networked mobile autonomous robots. Often, in multi-robot systems, each robot executing a coordination task ...

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• (2010-06-22)
This thesis presents the creation of a model to predict the manufacturing cost of parts made by the extrusion process. Feature Based Costing (FBC) techniques have been used to develop the cost model, which is intended to ...

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• (2014-09-16)
The purpose of nonlinear filtering is to extract useful information from noisy sensor data. It finds applications in all disciplines of science and engineering, including tracking and navigation, traffic surveillance, ...

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• (2008)
With the assistance of nanomanipulation and electron beam deposition techniques, a nanoscale energy converter device was fabricated using an individual BaTiO3 nanowire. In this device, due to the piezoelectric effect, ...

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