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(1997)The application of this controlled invariance based solution method to linear timeinvariant systems (LTI) is presented first. Also included is a discussion of a related estimation technique which utilizes a setvalued ...
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(20100106)This thesis considers the application of L1 adaptive control methodology to a model of the X48B Blended Wing Body aircraft. We explicitly verify the performance bounds of the adaptive flight control system at various ...
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(20110525)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 largeeddy 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 oneway coupling as well as select cases using two and ...
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(20110825)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 Ti6Al4V 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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Laser diagnostic investigation of the structure of steady and driven hydrogen jet diffusion flames (1996)The structure of hydrogen jet diffusion flames has been investigated using coherent antiStokes Raman scattering (CARS) and laserinduced fluorescence (LIF) to obtain temperature and nitric oxide (NO) concentrations in ...
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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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(20150121)Heterogeneous materials integration, motivated by material transfer processes, has evolved to address the technology gap between the conventional microfabrication processes and multilayer 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 humandriven lead vehicle and ...
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(20140530)Reduction in lean body mass and increase in fat mass lead to decline in strength and physical function and are therefore largely associated with aging and obesity. Recent research has demonstrated that Magnetic Resonance ...
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(2003)In this work, various systematic approaches are employed for deriving the truncation error of LB models which approximate NavierStokes flows. Improved LB models are formulated and validated through pointbypoint comparison ...
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(20130822)This thesis is a comprehensive account of my experiences implementing the Lattice Boltzmann Method (LBM) for the purpose of simulating multiphase flows relevant to Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Center (ACRC) applications. ...
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(1997)Applying the lattice Boltzmann method, a systematic numerical investigation of interstitial fluid dynamics and dispersion in twodimensional packed beds in the inertial regime (postStokes flow) is undertaken starting from ...
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(20140916)There are many manufacturing systems that can be described as Linear TimeVarying (LTV) systems that have large parameter variations. When using a feedback controller for these systems, the lag in transient tracking response ...
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