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ETDS from 2021

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Human-Robot Collaboration Enabled By Real-Time Vision Tracking, Travis Deegan

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Material Analysis of 3D Welded 5356 Aluminum Alloy, Ryan Fouts

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Effect of Composition and Print Orientation on Thermal Conductivity of 3d Printed Composites, Cory Jacques

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Development of a High Strength Composite Material Using Large Scale 3d Printing Applications Using Waste Plastic and Steel, Naga Sri Madhavareddy

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Biomechanical Investigation of Plant Vascular Tissue for Bio-Inspired Design and Flexible Composites, Mukesh Roy

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Effect of Surface Roughness and External Loading on Embedment in Steel and Aluminum Bolted Joints, Nathan Stang

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Assessing the Effectiveness of CFD to Solve an Inverse Problem of Thermal Profiles for the ProtoDUNE-SP Neutrino Detector, Cecilia Anne Streff

ETDS from 2020

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Using Computational Fluid Dynamics To Accurately Model Agricultural Spray Nozzles, Zachary Chapman

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Strain-Based Mechanical Failure Analysis of Buried Steel Pipeline Subjected to Landslide Displacement Using Finite Element Method, Sean Goodluck Mamuzo Edeki

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Energy Efficiency and Alternative Energy Generation in Existing Buildings on a College Campus, Sameer Keshavan

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Characterization of Directed Energy Deposition Additively Manufactured GRCop-42 Alloy, Scott Landes

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Particle Injection Simulation on Cold Spray Technology, Christopher A. Santini

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A Series-Elastic Robot for Back-Pain Rehabilitation, Elhussein Shata

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Development of Cellulose Acetate-Based Scaffold for Bone Tissue Engineering Applications, Ruhit Sinha

ETDS from 2019

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Mechanical Properties of 3D Printed Acrylonitrile Styrene Acrylate, William Cahyadi

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3D Printed Bioreactor with Optimized Stimulations for Ex-Vivo Bone Tissue Culture, Anirban Chakraborty

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Analysis of Natural Convection Flow in a Detector Using Computational Fluid Dynamics, Weston Christensen

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Development of a Neural Network-Based Object Detection for Multirotor Target Tracking, Spencer Harwood

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Static Load Bolted Joint Elastic Resilience Testing Methodology, Paul Melino

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Quantifying the Performance of the Protodune Single Phase Neutrino Detector Using Computational Fluid Dynamics, Dillon Pedersen

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The Effects of 3D Printing Parameters and Surface Treatments on Convective Heat Transfer Performance, Lucas N. Pereira

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Flexure Properties of 3D Printed Nylon Carbon Fiber Composite and Stiffness of 3D Printed Modified Cuttlefish Bone Structure, Shashikanth Reddy

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Modeling and Study of Thermal Effects on Battery Pack Using Phase Change Materials, Umang Selokar

ETDS from 2018

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Optimization of Heat Sinks in a Range of Configurations., Archibald Allswell Amoako

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Simulation of Non-premixed Ethylene-air Crossflow Jet Flame, Jennifer Onyinye Chikelu

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Nonlinear Stochastic Filtering for Online State of Charge and Remaining Useful Life Estimation of Lithium-ion Battery, Suresh Daravath

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LCD 3D Printing of a Photocurable Elastomer for Tissue Engineering, Beatriz Luiza De Souza

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A Quantitative Environmental Assessment of Incorporating Torrefaction into Farming Enterprises in Eastern South Dakota, Dinesh Fuyal

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Topology Optimization of Lightweight Structural Composites Inspired by Cuttlefish Bone, Varun Kumar Gadipudi

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Simulation of an Ethylene Flame with Turbulence, Soot and Radiation Modeling, Santu Golder

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Development of an Indoor Multirotor Testbed for Experimentation on Autonomous Guidance Strategies, Kidus Guye

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Simulation of Different Rib Shapes in Square Channel, Md Sahedul Islam

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Electro-magnetic Responsive Ni0.5Zn0.5Fe2O4 Nano-particle Composite, Jaiprakash Kanagaraj

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Effect of Poisson’s Ratio on Young's Modulus Characterization Using Ultrasonic Technique by Modeling, Michael Onyetube

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Bio-Mimetic Design with 3D Printable Composites, Ramya Mitra Patnam Damodaram

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Optimization of Microfluidic Particle Separator Geometry Using Computational Fluid Dynamics, Joseph Petersen

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Evaluation of the Mechanical Properties of 3D Printed Carbon Fiber Composites, Max James Sauer

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Simulation of Gas Dynamic Cold Spray Process, Sai Rajkumar Vadla

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Development of Material for 3D Printed Habitats with Extraplanetary Applications, Taylor Wait

ETDS from 2017

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Assessing the Near-Wall Hemodynamics in the Left Coronary Artery Using CFD, John Junior Asiruwa

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Mechanical Property Characterization of Discontinuous Fiber Reinforced Composites by Computer Modeling, Amrit Bhusal

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Assessment of Varying Model Representations in CFD Simulations, Caitlin R. Gerdes

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Simulation of Magnetically Confined Inductively Coupled Plasma, Sina Javadpour

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CFD Analysis Methods for Systems Driven by Natural Convection, Aaron Propst

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Simulations of Impinging Jet with a Range of Configuration, Devansh Singh

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Bio Inspired Lightweight Composite Material Design for 3D Printing, Kaushik Thiyagarajan

ETDS from 2016

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Techno-Economic Feasibility of Distributed Torrefaction Systems Using Corn Stover Feedstock, Evan Almberg

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Effect of Poisson’s Ratio on Material Properties Characterization by Nanoindentation with a Cylindrical Flat Tip Indenter, MD Mehadi Hassan

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Oscillating Heat Pipe Performance with Evaporator Section Modifications, Mitchell Hoesing

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Fiber Orientation Prediction and Strength Evaluation of Composite Spur Gears Reinforced by Discontinuous Fiber, Nawrin Jahan

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Effects of Defects on the Performance of Hierarchical Honeycomb Metamaterials Realized Through Additive Manufacturing, Kazi Moshiur Rahman

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Characterization of Mechanical Properties of Gamma Irradiated Additively Manufactured Articles for In-Space Manufacturing, Behzad Rankouhi

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The Effects of Diffuser Exit Velocity and Distance Between Supply and Return Apertures on the Efficiency of an Air Distribution System in an Office Space, Khaled Abdel Razzaq Saadeddin

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The Effects of Carbon Fiber Misalignment on Composite Material Strength, Luke Stangler

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Mechanical Property Characterization of Polymeric Composites Reinforced by Continuous Microfibers, Ali Zubayar

ETDS from 2015

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Bio-Oil from Softwood Fast Pyrolysis: A Fractional Condensation and Aging Study, Brian Patrick Lawburgh

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Organosolv Lignin Fast Pyrolysis: A Study of Bio-Oil Fractional Condensation and Aging, James Hartley Lawburgh

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Start-Up and Transient Behavior of an Oscillating Heat Pipe, Sagar Babu Paudel

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Ultrasound Phased Array for High Acoustic Attenuation Thick Composite Materials, Ali J. Rajhi

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Evaluation of Central Cooling Systems for Institutional Energy Efficiency, Zack Rykhus

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Effects of Angular Misalignment on Material Properties' Characterization by Cylindrical Flat Tip Indentation, Naureen B. Shahjahan

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Investigation and Optimization of Bio-oil From Fast Pyrolysis of Brassica Carinata Meal, William Daniel Sonnek

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A CFD Template for Evaluating Aortic Aneurysm Repair Design, Taylor Neal Suess

ETDS from 2014

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Applying Kane's Method to Model the Response of the Human Body to Whole-body Vibration, Emma Gantzer

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Assessment of Corn Stover Torrefaction On-Farm Biochar Production, Christina M. Gerometta

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Computational AeroAcoustic Analysis of a Ventilation Duct with a Heating Coil, Joseph Herther

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Using Acoustic Emission Monitoring for Energy-based Fatigue Life Prediction, Sepehr Nesaei

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Utilization of Non-destructive Testing (NDT) Methods for Composite Materials Inspection (Phased Array Ultrasonic), Hossein Taheri

ETDS from 2013

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Investigating the Effects of Sparger Design in Column Photobioreactors, Ghazi Saiful Bari

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Characterization of Material’s Elastic-plastic Properties Through Microindentation Testing with a Cylindrical Flat-tip Indenter, Kevin Lynne

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Investigating the Structural and Rheological Properties of Corn Stover Biomass, Ozan Cagatay Ozdemir

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Thermal Resistance and Operation of a Pulsating Heat Pipe: A Parametric Study, John Versteeg

ETDS from 2012

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Experimental Testing and Theoretical Model Development of Continuous Cross-flow Grain Drying, Chad Abrahamson

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Evaluation of Mechanical Properties of Carbon Nanotube Modified Polymeric Nanocomposites by Finite Element Analysis, Md Ragib Hasan Arefin

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Finite Element Simulation of Guided Wave Propagation in Double Layer Composite Cylinder, Tedros Debas

ETDS from 1993

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Active Control of Damped Sandwiched Beams, Laxminarayana Chovdavarapu

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The Effect of Wet-Pressure on the Acoustic Emissions and Fracture Toughness Characteristics of Paper, Taewoo Kim

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Thermal Performance Evaluation of Six Soils of Different Texture Classes, Xiaorui Lou

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Thermal Performance of Bentonite Based Grout Mixtures for Vertical Ground-Source Heat Pump Systems, James Timothy Lund

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Modal Identification of Thick Visco-Elastic Cylinders, Gary Roger Minor

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Free Vibration of Thick Multi-Layer Viscoelastic Cylinders, Neddy Najib Sawaya

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Thermal Contact Conductance Between a Heated Pipe and Various Soil Textures, Anthony Springman

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Natural Convection-Radiation Cooling of a Vented Channel, Jong-Keun Won

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An Inverse Natural Convection/Radiation Problem, Wei Zhao

ETDS from 1992

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Harmonic Forced Vibrations of Thick Visco-Elastic Cylinders, Dana Ellsworth Chandler

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Application of Computational Methods in Elasticity Problems, Ravindranath Govindachar

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Power Augmentation in a Vertical Axis Savonius Type Wind Turbine, Narsimha Murthy Irrinki

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Thermal Performance Evaluation of Bentonite Grouts, Chak Hui Lee

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Dynamic Response of Layered Stratum Due to Harmonic External Load, Yaohua Zhang

ETDS from 1991

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A Data Acquisition System to Monitor Water Addition Effects on Buried Heat Exchanger Performance for a Closed-Loop Ground-Coupled Heat Pump System, Darrin Lee Hofmeister

ETDS from 1990

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Mixed Convection in Continuously or Intermittently Heated/Cooled Vertical Tubes, Yeoung Dae Kwon

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Natural Convection Heat Transfer in a Three-Dimensional Vertical Duct, Moo-Ryong Park

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Natural Convection in Vented Channels, Jae-Hyun Rhee

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Second Law Analysis in Assessing Heat Dissipating Systems, Ross Wilcoxon

ETDS from 1989

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A Comparative Study of the Effects of Stress Raisers in Steel Specimens on Fatigue Life in Bending, Mohammad Ali Hassibi

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An Assessment of Superposition of Free Convection and Surface Radiation Heat Transfer in a Square Enclosure, Oh-Joon Kwon

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Identification of the Crack in Composite Shells, Jaesuk Lee

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Dynamics of a Rectangular Foundation Resting on an Elastic Half-space, Kaibai Liu

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Vibrational Analysis of Cracked Rotors, Shang-Hyon Shin

ETDS from 1988

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Forced Vibrations of Hollow Cylindrical Structures, Douglas Jose Nunez Briceno