This community contains the theses of the South Dakota State University, Department of Mechanical Engineering.
Due to copyright restrictions, the collection contains both open access and university access theses and dissertations. University access items are only available to SDSU users, and on-campus visitors. Non-SDSU users wishing to access restricted materials may request items through their institution’s interlibrary loan services.

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

Theses/Dissertations 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

Theses/Dissertations 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

Theses/Dissertations 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

Theses/Dissertations 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 Paramaetric Study, John Versteeg

Theses/Dissertations from 1972

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Experimental Study on Viscoelastic Properties and Fracture Characteristics in Polymers, Debaranjan Mohanty

Theses/Dissertations from 1933

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The Effects of Temperature and Pressure Variation on the Process of Cooking Foods, Benjamin M. Aldrich

Theses/Dissertations from 1931

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Discrepencies of Theory as Against Empirical Results of Critical Speeds of Circular Cross Sectioned Shafting, Vern Kilpatrick

Theses/Dissertations from 1905

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Chimney Design and Chimney Formula Comparison, W. F. Schaphorst