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

• (1980)
The three techniques proposed herein--calibration of instrumented spatial linkages, kinematic modelling of anatomical joints, and osteometric scaling--may be jointly directed at one of the most prevalent and frustrating, ...

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• (2000)
Many of the methods currently available for the design and analysis of fixtures are frequently complicated and costly. This thesis concentrates on the development of methods that provide a rapid and useful approximation ...

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• (2002)
An elasto-viscoplastic polycrystal plasticity model is developed that considers the kinetics of plastic flow. Strain rate and temperature dependencies, included in the single crystal constitutive response, are based on the ...

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• (1992)
A quality design is, in part, a design for a quality product. A quality design also incorporates manufacturability, prevention of failures, and other aspects influencing the value of the designed product. Loss of quality ...

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• (1997)
The application of this controlled invariance based solution method to linear time-invariant systems (LTI) is presented first. Also included is a discussion of a related estimation technique which utilizes a set-valued ...

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• (2010-01-06)
This thesis considers the application of L1 adaptive control methodology to a model of the X-48B Blended Wing Body aircraft. We explicitly verify the performance bounds of the adaptive flight control system at various ...

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• (1964)

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• (2011-05-25)
The behavior and structure of laminar hydrocarbon flames which propagate parallel to the direction of a periodic gradient of mixture composition was studied both experimentally, using a specially designed burner, and ...

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• (2006)
In this thesis, first the underlying fundamentals of multistream laminar flow are introduced: diffusional broadening, the position and shape of the interface between adjacent streams, and methods to induce advection. In ...

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• (1996)
The objective of the present research was to investigate the applicability of large-eddy simulations to predict the characteristics of turbulent wakes of bluff bodies. The problem considered concerns turbulent flow over a ...

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• (2002)
Deposition of particles in a square duct is the focus of the second set of simulations. Ten particle response times are studied. Simulations are carried out using one-way coupling as well as select cases using two- and ...

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• (2011-08-25)
Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) simulations can be very computationally expensive, especially for Large Eddy Simulations (LES) and Direct Numerical Simulations (DNS) of turbulent flows. In LES the large, energy containing ...

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• (1995)
The large scale structure and mixing characteristics of the flowfield surrounding a single, underexpanded, sonic, transverse jet injected into a Mach 1.6 crossflow were experimentally studied. The flowfield was investigated ...

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• (1994)
TiN films have been deposited on Ti-6Al-4V substrates by a cw CO$\sb2$ laser chemical vapor deposition (LCVD) process with TiCl$\sb4$, H$\sb2$, and N$\sb2$. Pulsed dye laser induced fluorescence (LIF) spectroscopy is used ...

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• (1996)
The structure of hydrogen jet diffusion flames has been investigated using coherent anti-Stokes Raman scattering (CARS) and laser-induced fluorescence (LIF) to obtain temperature and nitric oxide (NO) concentrations in ...

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• (1979)

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• (1992)
This experimental investigation into shallow laser welding describes new techniques for visualizing, measuring dimensions, and mapping the deformation of the weld pool free surface. The first known measurements of the ...

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• (2015-01-21)
Heterogeneous materials integration, motivated by material transfer processes, has evolved to address the technology gap between the conventional micro-fabrication processes and multi-layer functional device integration. ...

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• (2007)
This thesis studies the lateral tracking and stability control problem of ground vehicle in the context of autonomous automated vehicle system. An autonomous vehicle platoon is composed of a human-driven lead vehicle and ...

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