Browse Dept. of Aerospace Engineering by Title

• (2015-12-11)
High angle-of-attack flight testing was performed using the UIUC Subscale Sukhoi, which is a 35% scale, 2.6 m (102 in) wingspan Sukhoi 29S electric model aircraft that was developed at the University of Illinois at ...

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• (2011-01-14)
The behavior of small-scale propellers operating in vertical descent and through the vortex ring state (VRS) was measured. In particular, a total of 26 propellers with varying diameters (9 to 11 in) were tested in the ...

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• (2010-01-06)
Very low Reynolds number aerodynamics is a rapidly growing field of interest, especially in regard to the design and development of micro- and nano-air vehicles. In the work culminating in this thesis, force measurement ...

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• (2014-05-30)
Glancing Angle Deposition (GLAD) based Cu nanospring films are a promising form of film that combines high electrical and thermal conductivities with robust mechanical performance. This dissertation research focuses on ...

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• (2012-09-18)
This research focused on the mechanical characterization of individual carbon fibers reinforced with carbon nanotubes (CNTs) which were dispersed in the polyacrylonitrile (PAN) precursor. The carbon nanofibers were obtained ...

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• (2015-12-11)
Thin films of discrete micro and nanostructures fabricated by the method of Glancing Angle Deposition (GLAD) provide a means to build compliant interfaces that maintain important properties of the constituent materials, ...

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• (2018-01-04)
Lithium ion batteries, a high energy density system, store energy by insertion of Li ions into solid electrodes. Silicon is one of the most promising electrode materials for high performance lithium ion batteries, since ...

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• (2015-07-21)
This study presents a methodology for the identification of linear and nonlinear regions of operation for a system that behaves almost linearly in the limit of extreme values of (a) certain parameter(s). An Euler-Bernoulli ...

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• (2014-05-30)
Aerodynamic performance of small-scale fixed-wing flight is not well understood, and flight data are needed to gain a better understanding of the aerodynamics of micro air vehicles (MAVs) flying at Reynolds numbers between ...

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• (2018-04-18)
Corrosion causes enormous damage to products and infrastructure on an annual basis. The most common approach to mitigate corrosion is to apply a protective coating (layer) to the targeted “substrate” well before placing ...

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• (2014-09-16)
Lithium-ion batteries are vital energy storage devices due to their high specific energy density, lack of memory effect, and long cycle life. While they are predominantly used in small consumer electronics, new strategies ...

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• (2019-08-13)
The goal of this thesis is to relate the different microstructural features in additively manufactured and conventionally manufactured Ti-6Al-4V alloys to the observed fatigue and fracture behaviors. Additively manufactured ...

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• (2014-01-16)
We study the effect of coupling an essentially nonlinear element to a sprung rigid circular cylinder undergoing vortex-induced vibration'' (VIV) in an incompressible flow. The essentially nonlinear device is termed a ...

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• (2010-05-19)
Most models of aircraft trajectories are non-linear and stochastic in nature; and their internal parameters are often poorly defined. The ability to model, simulate and analyze realistic air traffic management conflict ...

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• (2019-04-26)
In this thesis, we introduce a novel model order reduction framework for harmonically and randomly forced dynamical systems. Specifically, we emphasize the usage of spectral proper orthogonal decomposition (SPOD), recently ...

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• (2010-08-20)
This thesis presents a review of the existing body of knowledge pertaining to model reduction using balancing techniques. A simple linear system is studied in a noisy environment with noisy sensors and linear balancing ...

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• (2013-05-24)
This thesis develops various methods for the robust and stochastic model-based control of uncertain dynamical systems. Several different types of uncertainties are considered, as well as different mathematical formalisms ...

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• (2009)
Finally, the new equation of motion was applied to air bubbles and sand particles of several different diameters. Particle-fluid interactions observed through flow-visualization, particle concentration, particle-wall ...

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