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

• (2011-08-25)
The ability to walk can be severely compromised by a lower-limb amputation, which can have long-reaching consequences to the individual’s health and safety. It has been reported that the high incidence of lower back pain ...

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• (2012-05-22)
This thesis contains three investigations examining gait variability in people with multiple sclerosis (MS), which is a neurological disease that can result in significant walking impairment. Gait variability, i.e. ...

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• (2008)
The reactive flow around catalytically coated cylinders was investigated experimentally in the regime of Reynolds and Peclet numbers that are relevant to small-scale power generation. Methane and propane combustion was ...

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• (1993)
The objective of this work is to develop a general cutting process model for high-speed machining (HSM) that can predict the optimum cutting conditions which result in high productivity rates, small workpiece surface error, ...

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• (1997)
Due to increased interest in the development and implementation of control schemes which are inherently robust, H$\sb\infty$ optimal control methods are the focus of a great deal of study in the current literature. Industry, ...

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• (2007)
Our model for locomotion builds upon the classical Kirchhoff equations for a deformable body in an irrotational fluid, requiring that the total effective momentum in the fluid-body system be conserved even in the presence ...

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• (2011-05-25)
Open-cell metal foams show promise as an emerging novel material for heat exchanger applications. The high surface-area-to-volume ratio suggests increased compactness and decrease in weight of heat exchanger designs. ...

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• (2005)
The objective of this thesis is to develop fictitious domain methods for shape and topology optimization of continuum structures in which an unambiguous definition of the geometry is available. We use fictitious domain ...

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• (2015-07-16)
In recent years, environmentally friendly materials have been the focus as alternatives to ordinary Portland cement (OPC), which generates about 6% of the total carbon dioxide emission in the world today and contributes ...

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• (2015-07-20)
The effects of heat treatment and hot working processes on aluminum alloy 7050 have been well-characterized under standard tensile loading, and shear deformation along grain boundaries has been shown to be a key mechanism ...

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• (2011-05-25)
Surface energetics play an important role in processes on the nanoscale. Nanowire growth via vapor-liquid-solid (VLS) mechanism is no exception in this regard. Interfacial and line energies are found to impose some fundamental ...

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• (2014-01-16)
This research focuses on designing practical guidance, control and estimation algorithms for autonomous vehicle systems. The objective is to provide robust control and estimation algorithms for both single and multiple ...

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• (2012-05-22)
This work aims to describe the response of a hemicylindrical gas bubble pinned to rigid substrate to an imposed oscillatory far field pressure, and subsequently describe the resulting steady flow that results in the fluid ...

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• (2009)
Through this work a new all-solid, ambient processing condition direct metal patterning technique has been developed and characterized. This ionic-transport-based patterning technique is capable of sub-50nm feature resolution ...

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• (1985)
Ability to predict the scenario following a loss-of-coolant accident (LOCA) is of central importance in the safety analysis of water reactors. During LOCA, the reactor core is uncovered and the residual water inventory is ...

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• (2006)
Pressure drop, anemometry, particle image velocimetry, mass transfer, and heat transfer experiments are performed to investigate the performance of an offset-strip fin array in the range 10,000 < Re < 100,000. Flow diagnostics ...

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• (1995)
Radiant heating systems have been identified by segments of the HVAC industry as technology which can potentially reduce the energy consumption of buildings. As a result of higher mean radiant temperatures within radiantly ...

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