# 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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• (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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• (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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• (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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• (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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• (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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• (1964)

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• (1995)
This study is the first to model and experimentally validate refrigerant inventory of R134a in small-channel cross-flow condensers$\sp\dagger.$ This heat exchanger is used in automotive applications and uses smaller internal ...

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• (1994)
An experimental study of heat transfer and flow regimes during condensation of refrigerants in horizontal tubes was conducted. Measurements were made in smooth, round tubes with diameters ranging from 3.14 mm to 7.04 mm. ...

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• (2014-09-16)
Traditionally, condensation has been characterized by division into three zones: desuperheating, two-phase, and subcooled regions. According to this characterization, heat transfer and pressure drop in condensers are modeled ...

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• (1992)
A numerical study was undertaken to clarify the mechanisms of heat transfer in fluid-particle suspension flows. Such flows, including fluidization, are of considerable industrial importance. The present research focuses ...

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• (1994)
An experimental study of flow boiling heat transfer of refrigerants in a horizontal-tube evaporator was conducted. Measurements were made in several instrumented, horizontal copper tubes with inside tube diameters ranging ...

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• (1980)
This thesis consists of two parts. In the first part of the thesis, effective thermal conductivities of neutrally buoyant, concentrated polyethylene suspensions in silicone oil and kerosene mixture, and polystyrene suspensions ...

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