Digital Commons @ University of South Florida

  • USF Research
  • USF Libraries

Digital Commons @ USF > College of Engineering > Mechanical Engineering > Theses and Dissertations

Mechanical Engineering Theses and Dissertations

Theses/dissertations from 2023 2023.

Metachronal Locomotion: Swimming, Scaling, and Schooling , Kuvvat Garayev

A Human-in-the-Loop Robot Grasping System with Grasp Quality Refinement , Tian Tan

Theses/Dissertations from 2022 2022

Health Effects of Oil Spills and Dispersal of Oil Droplets and Zooplankton by Langmuir Cells , Sanjib Gurung

Estimating the As-Placed Grout Volume of Auger Cast Piles , Tristen Mee

Hybrid RANS-LES Hemolytic Power Law Modeling of the FDA Blood Pump , Joseph Tarriela

Theses/Dissertations from 2021 2021

Dynamic Loading Directed Neural Stem Cell Differentiation , Abdullah Revaha Akdemir

An Investigation of Cross-links on Crystallization and Degradation in a Novel, PhotoCross-linkable Poly (Lactic Acid) System , Nicholas Baksh

A Framework to Aid Decision Making for Smart Manufacturing Technologies in Small-and Medium-Sized Enterprises , Purvee Bhatia

Formation of Gas Jets and Vortex Rings from Bursting Bubbles: Visualization, Kinematics, and Fluid Dynamics , Ali A. Dasouqi

Development of Carbon and Silicon Carbide Based Microelectrode Implantable Neural Interfaces , Chenyin Feng

Sulfate Optimization in the Cement-Slag Blended System Based on Calorimetry and Strength Studies , Mustafa Fincan

Interrelation of Thermal Stimulation with Haptic Perception, Emotion, and Memory , Mehdi Hojatmadani

Modeling the Ambient Conditions of a Manufacturing Environment Using Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) , Yang Liu

Flow Visualization and Aerosol Characterization of Respiratory Jets Exhaled from a Mannequin Simulator , Sindhu Reddy Mutra

A Constitutive-Based Deep Learning Model for the Identification of Active Contraction Parameters of the Left Ventricular Myocardium , Igor Augusto Paschoalotte Nobrega

Sensible/Latent Hybrid Thermal Energy Storage for the Supercritical Carbon Dioxide Brayton Cycle , Kelly Osterman

Evaluating the Performance of Devices Engineering to Quantify the FARS Test , Harsh Patel

Event-Triggered Control Architectures for Scheduling Information Exchange in Uncertain and Multiagent Systems , Stefan Ristevski

Theses/Dissertations from 2020 2020

Experimental Investigation of Liquid Height Estimation and Simulation Verification of Bolt Tension Quantification Using Surface Acoustic Waves , Hani Alhazmi

Investigation of Navigation Systems for Size, Cost, and Mass Constrained Satellites , Omar Awad

Simulation and Verification of Phase Change Materials for Thermal Energy Storage , Marwan Mosubah Belaed

Control of a Human Arm Robotic Unit Using Augmented Reality and Optimized Kinematics , Carlo Canezo

Manipulation and Patterning of Mammalian Cells Using Vibrations and Acoustic Forces , Joel Cooper

Stable Adaptive Control Systems in the Presence of Unmodeled and Actuator Dynamics , Kadriye Merve Dogan

The Design and Development of a Wrist-Hand Orthosis , Amber Gatto

ROBOAT - Rescue Operations Bot Operating in All Terrains , Akshay Gulhane

Mitigation of Electromigration in Metal Interconnects Passivated by Ångstrom-Thin 2D Materials , Yunjo Jeong

Swimming of Pelagic Snails: Kinematics and Fluid Dynamics , Ferhat Karakas

Functional Gait Asymmetries Achieved Through Modeling and Understanding the Interaction of Multiple Gait Modulations , Fatemeh Rasouli

Distributed Control of Multiagent Systems under Heterogeneity , Selahattin Burak Sarsilmaz

Design and Implementation of Intuitive Human-robot Teleoperation Interfaces , Lei Wu

Laser Micropatterning Effects on Corrosion Resistance of Pure Magnesium Surfaces , Yahya Efe Yayoglu

Theses/Dissertations from 2019 2019

Synthesis and Characterization of Molybdenum Disulfide/Conducting Polymer Nanocomposite Materials for Supercapacitor Applications , Turki S. Alamro

Design of Shape-Morphing Structures Consisting of Bistable Compliant Mechanisms , Rami Alfattani

Low Temperature Multi Effects Desalination-Mechanical Vapor Compression Powered by Supercritical Organic Rankine Cycle , Eydhah Almatrafi

Experimental Results of a Model Reference Adaptive Control Approach on an Interconnected Uncertain Dynamical System , Kemberly Cespedes

Modeling of Buildings with Electrochromic Windows and Thermochromic Roofs , Hua-Ting Kao

Design and Testing of Experimental Langmuir Turbulence Facilities , Zongze Li

Solar Thermal Geothermal Hybrid System With a Bottoming Supercritical Organic Rankine Cycle , Francesca Moloney

Design and Testing of a Reciprocating Wind Harvester , Ahmet Topcuoglu

Distributed Spatiotemporal Control and Dynamic Information Fusion for Multiagent Systems , Dzung Minh Duc Tran

Controlled Wetting Using Ultrasonic Vibration , Matthew A. Trapuzzano

On Distributed Control of Multiagent Systems under Adverse Conditions , Emre Yildirim

Theses/Dissertations from 2018 2018

Synthesis and Characterization of Alpha-Hematite Nanomaterials for Water-Splitting Applications , Hussein Alrobei

Control of Uncertain Dynamical Systems with Spatial and Temporal Constraints , Ehsan Arabi

Simulation and Optimization of a Sheathless Size-Based Acoustic Particle Separator , Shivaraman Asoda

Simulation of Radiation Flux from Thermal Fluid in Origami Tubes , Robert R. Bebeau

Toward Verifiable Adaptive Control Systems: High-Performance and Robust Architectures , Benjamin Charles Gruenwald

Developing Motion Platform Dynamics for Studying Biomechanical Responses During Exercise for Human Spaceflight Applications , Kaitlin Lostroscio

Design and Testing of a Linear Compliant Mechanism with Adjustable Force Output , William Niemeier

Investigation of Thermal History in Large Area Projection Sintering, an Additive Manufacturing Technology , Justin Nussbaum

Acoustic Source Localization with a VTOL sUAV Deployable Module , Kory Olney

Defect Detection in Additive Manufacturing Utilizing Long Pulse Thermography , James Pierce

Design and Testing of a Passive Prosthetic Ankle Foot Optimized to Mimic an Able-Bodied Gait , Millicent Schlafly

Simulation of Turbulent Air Jet Impingement for Commercial Cooking Applications , Shantanu S. Shevade

Materials and Methods to Fabricate Porous Structures Using Additive Manufacturing Techniques , Mohsen Ziaee

Theses/Dissertations from 2017 2017

Large Area Sintering Test Platform Design and Preliminary Study on Cross Sectional Resolution , Christopher J. Gardiner

Enhanced Visible Light Photocatalytic Remediation of Organics in Water Using Zinc Oxide and Titanium Oxide Nanostructures , Srikanth Gunti

Heat Flux Modeling of Asymmetrically Heated and Cooled Thermal Stimuli , Matthew Hardy

Simulation of Hemiparetic Function Using a Knee Orthosis with Variable Impedance and a Proprioception Interference Apparatus , Christina-Anne Kathleen Lahiff

Synthesis, Characterization, and Application of Molybdenum Oxide Nanomaterials , Michael S. McCrory

Effects of Microstructure and Alloy Concentration on the Corrosion and Tribocorrosion Resistance of Al-Mn and WE43 Mg Alloys , Hesham Y. Saleh Mraied

Novel Transducer Calibration and Simulation Verification of Polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) Channels on Acoustic Microfluidic Devices , Scott T. Padilla

Force Compensation and Recreation Accuracy in Humans , Benjamin Rigsby

Experimental Evaluation of Cooling Effectiveness and Water Conservation in a Poultry House Using Flow Blurring ® Atomizers , Rafael M. Rodriguez

Media Velocity Considerations in Pleated Air Filtration , Frederik Carl Schousboe

Orthoplanar Spring Based Compliant Force/Torque Sensor for Robot Force Control , Jerry West

Experimental Study of High-Temperature Range Latent Heat Thermal Energy Storage , Chatura Wickramaratne

Theses/Dissertations from 2016 2016

Al/Ti Nanostructured Multilayers: from Mechanical, Tribological, to Corrosion Properties , Sina Izadi

Molybdenum Disulfide-Conducting Polymer Composite Structures for Electrochemical Biosensor Applications , Hongxiang Jia

Waterproofing Shape-Changing Mechanisms Using Origami Engineering; Also a Mechanical Property Evaluation Approach for Rapid Prototyping , Andrew Jason Katz

Hydrogen Effects on X80 Steel Mechanical Properties Measured by Tensile and Impact Testing , Xuan Li

Application and Analysis of Asymmetrical Hot and Cold Stimuli , Ahmad Manasrah

Droplet-based Mechanical Actuator Utilizing Electrowetting Effect , Qi Ni

Experimental and Computational Study on Fracture Mechanics of Multilayered Structures , Hai Thanh Tran

Designing the Haptic Interface for Morse Code , Michael Walker

Optimization and Characterization of Integrated Microfluidic Surface Acoustic Wave Sensors and Transducers , Tao Wang

Corrosion Characteristics of Magnesium under Varying Surface Roughness Conditions , Yahya Efe Yayoglu

Theses/Dissertations from 2015 2015

Carbon Dioxide (CO 2 ) Emissions, Human Energy, and Cultural Perceptions Associated with Traditional and Improved Methods of Shea Butter Processing in Ghana, West Africa , Emily Adams

Experimental Investigation of Encapsulated Phase Change Materials for Thermal Energy Storage , Tanvir E. Alam

Design Of Shape Morphing Structures Using Bistable Elements , Ahmad Alqasimi

Heat Transfer Analysis of Slot Jet Impingement onto Roughened Surfaces , Rashid Ali Alshatti

Systems Approach to Producing Electrospun Polyvinylidene Difluoride Fiber Webs with Controlled Fiber Structure and Functionality , Brian D. Bell

Self-Assembly Kinetics of Microscale Components: A Parametric Evaluation , Jose Miguel Carballo

Measuring Polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) Mechanical Properties Using Flat Punch Nanoindentation Focusing on Obtaining Full Contact , Federico De Paoli

A Numerical and Experimental Investigation of Flow Induced Noise In Hydraulic Counterbalance Valves , Mutasim Mohamed Elsheikh

An Experimental Study on Passive Dynamic Walking , Philip Andrew Hatzitheodorou

Use of Anaerobic Adhesive for Prevailing Torque Locking Feature on Threaded Product , Alan Hernandez

Viability of Bismuth as a Green Substitute for Lead in Jacketed .357 Magnum Revolver Bullets , Joel A. Jenkins

A Planar Pseudo-Rigid-Body Model for Cantilevers Experiencing Combined Endpoint Forces and Uniformly Distributed Loads Acting in Parallel , Philip James Logan

Kinematic Control of Redundant Mobile Manipulators , Mustafa Mashali

Passive Symmetry in Dynamic Systems and Walking , Haris Muratagic

Mechanical Properties of Laser-Sintered-Nylon Diamond Lattices , Clayton Neff

Design, Fabrication and Analysis of a Paver Machine Push Bar Mechanism , Mahendra Palnati

Synthesis, Characterization, and Electrochemical Properties of Polyaniline Thin Films , Soukaina Rami

A Technical and Economic Comparative Analysis of Sensible and Latent Heat Packed Bed Storage Systems for Concentrating Solar Thermal Power Plants , Jamie Trahan

Use of FDM Components for Ion Beam and Vacuum Applications , Eric Miguel Tridas

The Development of an Adaptive Driving Simulator , Sarah Marie Tudor

Dual 7-Degree-of-Freedom Robotic Arm Remote Teleoperation Using Haptic Devices , Yu-Cheng Wang

Ductility and Use of Titanium Alloy and Stainless Steel Aerospace Fasteners , Jarrod Talbott Whittaker

Advanced Search

  • Email Notifications and RSS
  • All Collections
  • USF Faculty Publications
  • Open Access Journals
  • Conferences and Events
  • Theses and Dissertations
  • Textbooks Collection

Useful Links

  • Rights Information
  • SelectedWorks
  • Submit Research

Home | About | Help | My Account | Accessibility Statement | Language and Diversity Statements

Privacy Copyright

ScholarWorks@UMass Amherst

Home > Engineering > MIE > ME_THESES

Mechanical and Industrial Engineering

Mechanical Engineering Masters Theses Collection

Theses from 2023 2023.

Device Design for Inducing Aneurysm-Susceptible Flow Conditions Onto Endothelial Cells , hans f. foelsche, Mechanical Engineering

Thermal Conductivity and Mechanical Properties of Interlayer-Bonded Graphene Bilayers , Afnan Mostafa, Mechanical Engineering

Wind-Wave Misalignment Effects on Multiline Anchor Systems for Floating Offshore Wind Turbines , Doron T. Rose, Mechanical Engineering

Theses from 2022 2022

A Simplified Fluid Dynamics Model of Ultrafiltration , Christopher Cardimino, Mechanical Engineering

Local Nanomechanical Variations of Cold-sprayed Tantalum Coatings , Dhrubajyoti Chowdhury, Mechanical Engineering

Aerodynamically Augmented Air-Hockey Pucks , Madhukar Prasad, Mechanical Engineering

Analysis of Low-Induction Rotors for Increased Power Production , Jack E. Rees, Mechanical Engineering

Application of the New IEC International Design Standard for Offshore Wind Turbines to a Reference Site in the Massachusetts Offshore Wind Energy Area , Samuel C. Roach, Mechanical Engineering

Applications of Thermal Energy Storage with Electrified Heating and Cooling , Erich Ryan, Mechanical Engineering

Theses from 2021 2021

Design and Testing of a Foundation Raised Oscillating Surge Wave Energy Converter , Jacob R. Davis, Mechanical Engineering

Wind Turbine Power Production Estimation for Better Financial Agreements , Shanon Fan, Mechanical Engineering

Finite Element Analysis of Impact and Cohesion of Cold Sprayed Particles onto Non-Planar Surfaces , Zhongkui Liu, Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical Design and Analysis: High-Precision Microcontact Printhead for Roll-to-Roll Printing of Flexible Electronics , Mehdi Riza, Mechanical Engineering

Jet Breakup Dynamics of Inkjet Printing Fluids , Kashyap Sundara Rajan, Mechanical Engineering

Ground Source Heat Pumps: Considerations for Large Facilities in Massachusetts , Eric Wagner, Mechanical Engineering

Theses from 2020 2020

Modeling of Electrical Grid Systems to Evaluate Sustainable Electricity Generation in Pakistan , Muhammad Mustafa Amjad, Mechanical Engineering

A Study on Latent Thermal Energy Storage (LTES) using Phase Change Materials (PCMs) 2020 , Ritvij Dixit, Mechanical Engineering

SunDown: Model-driven Per-Panel Solar Anomaly Detection for Residential Arrays , Menghong Feng, Mechanical Engineering

Nozzle Clogging Prevention and Analysis in Cold Spray , Alden Foelsche, Mechanical Engineering

Short Term Energy Forecasting for a Microgird Load using LSTM RNN , Akhil Soman, Mechanical Engineering

Optimization of Thermal Energy Storage Sizing Using Thermodynamic Analysis , Andrew Villanueva, Mechanical Engineering

Fabrication of Binder-Free Electrodes Based on Graphene Oxide with CNT for Decrease of Resistance , Di Zhang, Mechanical Engineering

Theses from 2019 2019

Computational Fluid Dynamics Models of Electromagnetic Levitation Experiments in Reduced Gravity , Gwendolyn Bracker, Mechanical Engineering

Forecasting the Cost of Electricity Generated by Offshore Wind Turbines , Timothy Costa, Mechanical Engineering

Optical-Fiber-Based Laser-Induced Cavitation for Dynamic Mechanical Characterization of Soft Materials , Qian Feng, Mechanical Engineering

On the Fuel Spray Applications of Multi-Phase Eulerian CFD Techniques , Gabriel Lev Jacobsohn, Mechanical Engineering

Topology Network Optimization of Facility Planning and Design Problems , Ravi Ratan Raj Monga, Mechanical Engineering

The Promise of VR Headsets: Validation of a Virtual Reality Headset-Based Driving Simulator for Measuring Drivers’ Hazard Anticipation Performance , Ganesh Pai Mangalore, Mechanical Engineering

Ammonia Production from a Non-Grid Connected Floating Offshore Wind-Farm: A System-Level Techno-Economic Review , Vismay V. Parmar, Mechanical Engineering

Calculation of Scalar Isosurface Area and Applications , Kedar Prashant Shete, Mechanical Engineering

Theses from 2018 2018

Electroplating of Copper on Tungsten Powder , Richard Berdos, Mechanical Engineering

A NUMERICAL FLUTTER PREDICTOR FOR 3D AIRFOILS USING THE ONERA DYNAMIC STALL MODEL , Pieter Boersma, Mechanical Engineering

Streamwise Flow-Induced Oscillations of Bluff Bodies - The Influence of Symmetry Breaking , Tyler Gurian, Mechanical Engineering

Thermal Radiation Measurement and Development of Tunable Plasmonic Thermal Emitter Using Strain-induced Buckling in Metallic Layers , Amir Kazemi-Moridani, Mechanical Engineering

Restructuring Controllers to Accommodate Plant Nonlinearities , Kushal Sahare, Mechanical Engineering

Application and Evaluation of Lighthouse Technology for Precision Motion Capture , Soumitra Sitole, Mechanical Engineering

High Strain Rate Dynamic Response of Aluminum 6061 Micro Particles at Elevated Temperatures and Varying Oxide Thicknesses of Substrate Surface , Carmine Taglienti, Mechanical Engineering

The Effects of Mechanical Loading and Tumor Factors on Osteocyte Dendrite Formation , Wenbo Wang, Mechanical Engineering

Microenvironment Regulates Fusion of Breast Cancer Cells , Peiran Zhu, Mechanical Engineering

Design for Sustainability through a Life Cycle Assessment Conceptual Framework Integrated within Product Lifecycle Management , Renpeng Zou, Mechanical Engineering

Theses from 2017 2017

Improving the Efficiency of Wind Farm Turbines using External Airfoils , Shujaut Bader, Mechanical Engineering

Evaluation Of Impedance Control On A Powered Hip Exoskeleton , Punith condoor, Mechanical Engineering

Experimental Study on Viscoelastic Fluid-Structure Interactions , Anita Anup Dey, Mechanical Engineering

BMI, Tumor Lesion and Probability of Femur Fracture: a Probabilistic Biomechanics Approach , Zhi Gao, Mechanical Engineering

A Magnetic Resonance Compatible Knee Extension Ergometer , Youssef Jaber, Mechanical Engineering

Non-Equispaced Fast Fourier Transforms in Turbulence Simulation , Aditya M. Kulkarni, Mechanical Engineering

INCORPORATING SEASONAL WIND RESOURCE AND ELECTRICITY PRICE DATA INTO WIND FARM MICROSITING , Timothy A. Pfeiffer, Mechanical Engineering

Effects of Malformed or Absent Valves to Lymphatic Fluid Transport and Lymphedema in Vivo in Mice , Akshay S. Pujari, Mechanical Engineering

Electroless Deposition & Electroplating of Nickel on Chromium-Nickel Carbide Powder , Jeffrey Rigali, Mechanical Engineering

Numerical Simulation of Multi-Phase Core-Shell Molten Metal Drop Oscillations , Kaushal Sumaria, Mechanical Engineering

Theses from 2016 2016

Cold Gas Dynamic Spray – Characterization of Polymeric Deposition , Trenton Bush, Mechanical Engineering

Intent Recognition Of Rotation Versus Translation Movements In Human-Robot Collaborative Manipulation Tasks , Vinh Q. Nguyen, Mechanical Engineering

A Soft Multiple-Degree of Freedom Load Cell Based on The Hall Effect , Qiandong Nie, Mechanical Engineering

A Haptic Surface Robot Interface for Large-Format Touchscreen Displays , Mark Price, Mechanical Engineering

Numerical Simulation of High Velocity Impact of a Single Polymer Particle during Cold Spray Deposition , Sagar P. Shah, Mechanical Engineering

Tunable Plasmonic Thermal Emitter Using Metal-Coated Elastomeric Structures , Robert Zando, Mechanical Engineering

Theses from 2015 2015

Thermodynamic Analysis of the Application of Thermal Energy Storage to a Combined Heat and Power Plant , Benjamin McDaniel, Mechanical Engineering

Towards a Semantic Knowledge Management Framework for Laminated Composites , Vivek Premkumar, Mechanical Engineering

A CONTINOUS ROTARY ACTUATION MECHANISM FOR A POWERED HIP EXOSKELETON , Matthew C. Ryder, Mechanical Engineering

Optimal Topological Arrangement of Queues in Closed Finite Queueing Networks , Lening Wang, Mechanical Engineering

Creating a New Model to Predict Cooling Tower Performance and Determining Energy Saving Opportunities through Economizer Operation , Pranav Yedatore Venkatesh, Mechanical Engineering

Theses from 2014 2014

New Generator Control Algorithms for Smart-Bladed Wind Turbines to Improve Power Capture in Below Rated Conditions , Bryce B. Aquino, Mechanical Engineering

UBOT-7: THE DESIGN OF A COMPLIANT DEXTEROUS MOBILE MANIPULATOR , Jonathan Cummings, Mechanical Engineering

Design and Control of a Two-Wheeled Robotic Walker , Airton R. da Silva Jr., Mechanical Engineering

Free Wake Potential Flow Vortex Wind Turbine Modeling: Advances in Parallel Processing and Integration of Ground Effects , Nathaniel B. Develder, Mechanical Engineering

Buckling of Particle-Laden Interfaces , Theo Dias Kassuga, Mechanical Engineering

Modeling Dynamic Stall for a Free Vortex Wake Model of a Floating Offshore Wind Turbine , Evan M. Gaertner, Mechanical Engineering

An Experimental Study of the C-Start of a Mechanical Fish , Benjamin Kandaswamy Chinna Thambi, Mechanical Engineering

Measurement and Verification - Retro-Commissioning of a LEED Gold Rated Building Through Means of an Energy Model: Are Aggressive Energy Simulation Models Reliable? , Justin M. Marmaras, Mechanical Engineering

Development of a Support Structure for Multi-Rotor Wind Turbines , Gaurav Murlidhar Mate, Mechanical Engineering

Towards Accessible, Usable Knowledge Frameworks in Engineering , Jeffrey Mcpherson, Mechanical Engineering

A Consistent Algorithm for Implementing the Space Conservation Law , Venkata Pavan Pillalamarri Narasimha Rao, Mechanical Engineering

Kinetics of Aluminization and Homogenization in Wrought H-X750 Nickel-Base Superalloy , Sean Reilly, Mechanical Engineering

Single-Phase Turbulent Enthalpy Transport , Bradley J. Shields, Mechanical Engineering

CFD Simulation of the Flow around NREL Phase VI Wind Turbine , Yang Song, Mechanical Engineering

Selection of Outputs for Distributed Parameter Systems by Identifiability Analysis in the Time-scale Domain , Teergele, Mechanical Engineering

The Optimization of Offshore Wind Turbine Towers Using Passive Tuned Mass Dampers , Onur Can Yilmaz, Mechanical Engineering

Design of a Passive Exoskeleton Spine , Haohan Zhang, Mechanical Engineering

TURBULENT TRANSITION IN ELECTROMAGNETICALLY LEVITATED LIQUID METAL DROPLETS , Jie Zhao, Mechanical Engineering

Theses from 2013 2013

Optimization of Mixing in a Simulated Biomass Bed Reactor with a Center Feeding Tube , Michael T. Blatnik, Mechanical Engineering

Continued Development of a Chilled Water System Analysis Tool for Energy Conservation Measures Evaluation , Ghanshyam Gaudani, Mechanical Engineering

Application of Finite Element Method in Protein Normal Mode Analysis , Chiung-fang Hsu, Mechanical Engineering

Asymmetric Blade Spar for Passive Aerodynamic Load Control , Charles Mcclelland, Mechanical Engineering

Background and Available Potential Energy in Numerical Simulations of a Boussinesq Fluid , Shreyas S. Panse, Mechanical Engineering

Techno-Economic Analysis of Hydrogen Fuel Cell Systems Used as an Electricity Storage Technology in a Wind Farm with Large Amounts of Intermittent Energy , Yash Sanghai, Mechanical Engineering

Multi Rotor Wind Turbine Design And Cost Scaling , Preeti Verma, Mechanical Engineering

Activity Intent Recognition of the Torso Based on Surface Electromyography and Inertial Measurement Units , Zhe Zhang, Mechanical Engineering

Theses from 2012 2012

Simulations of Non-Contact Creep in Regimes of Mixed Dominance , Maija Benitz, Mechanical Engineering

Techniques for Industrial Implementation of Emerging Semantic Technologies , Jay T. Breindel, Mechanical Engineering

Environmental Impacts Due to Fixed and Floating Offshore Wind Turbines , Micah K. Brewer, Mechanical Engineering

Physical Model of the Feeding Strike of the Mantis Shrimp , Suzanne M. Cox, Mechanical Engineering

Investigating the Relationship Between Material Property Axes and Strain Orientations in Cebus Apella Crania , Christine M. Dzialo, Mechanical Engineering

A Multi-Level Hierarchical Finite Element Model for Capillary Failure in Soft Tissue , Lu Huang, Mechanical Engineering

Finite Element Analysis of a Femur to Deconstruct the Design Paradox of Bone Curvature , Sameer Jade, Mechanical Engineering

Vortex-Induced Vibrations of an Inclined Cylinder in Flow , Anil B. Jain, Mechanical Engineering

Experimental Study of Stability Limits for Slender Wind Turbine Blades , Shruti Ladge, Mechanical Engineering

Semi-Active Damping for an Intelligent Adaptive Ankle Prosthesis , Andrew K. Lapre, Mechanical Engineering

A Finite Volume Approach For Cure Kinetics Simulation , Wei Ma, Mechanical Engineering

Effect of Slip on Flow Past Superhydrophobic Cylinders , Pranesh Muralidhar, Mechanical Engineering

High Speed Flow Simulation in Fuel Injector Nozzles , Sukanta Rakshit, Mechanical Engineering

Advanced Search

  • Notify me via email or RSS
  • Collections
  • Disciplines

Author Corner

  • Login for Faculty Authors
  • Faculty Author Gallery
  • Expert Gallery
  • University Libraries
  • Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Webpage
  • UMass Amherst

This page is sponsored by the University Libraries.

© 2009 University of Massachusetts Amherst • Site Policies

Privacy Copyright

BYU ScholarsArchive

BYU ScholarsArchive

Home > Engineering > Mechanical Engineering > Theses and Dissertations

Mechanical Engineering Theses and Dissertations

Theses/dissertations from 2023 2023.

A Series of Improved and Novel Methods in Computer Vision Estimation , James J. Adams

Experimental Validation of a Vibration-Based Sound Power Method , Trent P. Bates

Detecting Lumbar Muscle Fatigue Using Nanocomposite Strain Gauges , Darci Ann Billmire

Heated Supersonic Jet Characteristics From Far-field Acoustical Measurements , Matthew Austin Christian

Cooperative Navigation of Autonomous Vehicles in Challenging Environments , Brendon Peter Forsgren

Heat Transfer to Rolling or Sliding Drops on Inclined Heated Superhydrophobic Surfaces , Joseph Merkley Furner

Lumbar Skin Strain Fields in the Context of Skin Adhered Wearables , Andrew Kent Gibbons

A Statistical Approach for Analyzing Expectations Alignment Between Design Teams and their Project Stakeholders , Matthew Christian Goodson

Interaction of Natural Convection and Real Gas Radiation Over a Vertical Flat Plate , Nathan Hale

Thermal Atomization of Impinging Drops on Superheated Superhydrophobic Surfaces , Eric Lee

An Inexpensive, 3D Printable, Arduino and BluRay-based, Confocal Laser and Fluorescent Scanning Thermal Microscope , Justin Loose

Gradient-Based Optimization of Highly Flexible Aeroelastic Structures , Taylor G. McDonnell

Dynamic Segmental Kinematics of the Lumbar Spine During Diagnostic Movements , Paul McMullin

Friction and Heat Transfer Modeling of the Tool and Workpiece Interface in Friction Stir Welding of AA 6061-T6 for Improved Simulation Accuracy , Ryan Melander

Designed for Better Control: Using Kinematic and Dynamic Metrics to Optimize Robot Manipulator Design , John R. Morrell

Numerical Evaluation of Forces Affecting Particle Motion in Time-Invariant Pressurized Jet Flow , Donald E. Peterson

Modeling the Influence of Vibration on Flow Through Embedded Microchannels , Joseph S. Seamons

Evaluating Effects of Urban Growth Within the Greater Salt Lake Area on Local Meteorological Conditions Using Urban Canopy Modeling , Corey L. Smithson

Soft Robot Configuration Estimation: Towards Load-Agnostic Soft-Bodied Proprioception , Christian Peter Sorensen

Perfusion Pressure-Flow Relationships in Synthetic Poroelastic Vocal Fold Models , Cooper B. Thacker

Methods for Designing Compact and Deployable Origami-Inspired Flat-Foldable Spacecraft Antennas and Other Systems , Collin Ryan Ynchausti

Theses/Dissertations from 2022 2022

Mechanisms for Improvement of Key Mechanical Properties in Polymer Powder Bed Fusion Processes , Clinton Spencer Abbott

Reformulated Vortex Particle Method and Meshless Large Eddy Simulation of Multirotor Aircraft , Eduardo J. Alvarez

Improving Ideation of User Actions Using a Novel Ideation Method , Thomas L. Ashworth

Temperature and Radiation Measurements in a Pressurized Oxy-Coal Reactor , Dustin Peter Badger

Midfoot Motion and Stiffness: Does Structure Predict Function? , Kirk Evans Bassett

The Effects of Various Inlet Distortion Profiles on Transonic Fan Performance , Andrew Michael Bedke

Optical Observation of Large Area Projection Sintering , Derek Black

Investigations into Pressure Profile and Pressure Control in Wrist-Worn Health Monitoring Devices , Roger McAllister Black

Selecting and Optimizing Origami-Based Patterns for Deployable Space Systems , Diana Stefania Bolanos

Developing an Accurate Simulation Model for Predicting Friction Stir Welding Processes in 2219 Aluminum Alloy , Kennen Brooks

An Augmented Reality Maintenance Assistant with Real-Time Quality Inspection on Handheld Mobile Devices , James Thomas Frandsen

Motion Analysis of Physical Human-Human Collaboration with Varying Modus , Seth Michael Freeman

Effects of Optical Configuration and Sampling Efficiency on the Response of Low-Cost Optical Particle Counters , Brady Scott Hales

Developing Ultra-High Resolution 3D Printing for Microfluidics , Kent Richard Hooper

Controlled Pre-Wetting of Spread Powder and Its Effects on Part Formation and Printing Parameters in Binder Jetting Additive Manufacturing , Colton G. Inkley

Enabling Successful Human-Robot Interaction Through Human-Human Co-Manipulation Analysis, Soft Robot Modeling, and Reliable Model Evolutionary Gain-Based Predictive Control (MEGa-PC) , Spencer W. Jensen

Demonstration of a Transient Hot Wire Measurement System Towards a Carbide-Based Sensor for Measuring the Thermal Conductivity of Molten Salts , Peter Charles Kasper

Measured Spectral, Directional Radiative Behavior of Corrugated Surfaces , Kyle S. Meaker

Modified Transient Hot-Wire Needle Probe for Experimentally Measuring Thermal Conductivity of Molten Salts , Brian N. Merritt

Parametric Models of Maize Stalk Morphology , Michael Alan Ottesen

A Formal Consideration of User Tactics During Product Evaluation in Early-Stage Product Development , Trenton Brady Owens

Airship Systems Design, Modeling, and Simulation for Social Impact , Daniel C. Richards

Sub-Grain Characterization of Slip Activity in BCC Tantalum , Tristan Kirby Russell

Tidally Generated Internal Waves from Dual-Ridge Topography , Ian Derik Sanderson

An Investigation into the Role of Geometrically Necessary Dislocations in Multi-Strain Path Deformation in Automotive Sheet Alloys , Rishabh Sharma

Methods for Engineers to Understand, Predict, and Influence the Social Impacts of Engineered Products , Phillip Douglas Stevenson

Principles for Using Remote Data Collection Devices and Deep Learning in Evaluating Social Impact Indicators of Engineered Products for Global Development , Bryan J. Stringham

Improvement of Ex Vivo Testing Methods for Spine Biomechanical Characterization , Aubrie Lisa Taylor

Gradient-Based Wind Farm Layout Optimization , Jared Joseph Thomas

Material Development Toward an Index-Matched Gadolinium-Based Heterogenous Capture-Gated Neutron Detector , Aaron J. Thorum

Optimization of a Smart Sensor Wearable Knee Sleeve for Measuring Skin Strain to Determine Joint Biomechanics , David Steven Wood

Multi-Material 3D-Printed Silicone Vocal Fold Models , Clayton Adam Young

Theses/Dissertations from 2021 2021

Laser Forming of Compliant Mechanisms and Flat-Foldable Furniture , Daniel Calvin Ames

Effects of Static and Dynamic Thermal Gradients in Gas Chromatography , Samuel Avila

Five Degree-of-Freedom Property Interpolation of Arbitrary Grain Boundaries via Voronoi Fundamental Zone Octonion Framework , Sterling Gregory Baird

Optimization of Solar-Coal Hybridization for Low Solar Augmentation , Aaron T. Bame

Characterizing Behaviors and Functions of Joints for Design of Origami-Based Mechanical Systems , Nathan Chandler Brown

Thermal Transport to Impinging Droplets on Superhydrophobic Surfaces , Jonathan C. Burnett

3D Permeability Characterization of Sheared Fiber Reinforcement for Liquid Composite Molding Process Simulation , Collin William Childs

The Impact of Inkjet Parameters and Environmental Conditions in Binder Jetting Additive Manufacturing , Trenton Miles Colton

Control of Post-Weld Fracture Toughness in Friction Stir Processed X-80 HSLA Steel , Nolan Tracy Crook

Sensitivity of Tremor Propagation to Model Parameters , Charles Paul Curtis Jr.

Feasibility and Impact of Liquid/Liquid-encased Dopants as Method of Composition Control in Laser Powder Bed Fusion , Taylor Matthew Davis

Design Validation of a Multi-Stage Gradually Deploying Stent , Dillon J. Despain

Analysis of Closed-Loop Digital Twin , Andrew Stuart Eyring

Completion and Initial Testing of a Pressurized Oxy-Coal Reactor , Scott Hunsaker Gardner

Method for Creating Subject-specific Models of the Wrist in both Degrees of Freedom Using Measured Muscle Excitations and Joint Torques , Blake Robert Harper

CEDAR: A Dimensionally Adaptive Flow Solver for Cylindrical Combustors , Ty R. Hosler

Modeling Current and Future Windblown Utah Dust Events Using CMAQ 5.3.1 , Zachary David Lawless

Acclimation of Contact Impedance and Wrist-Based Pulsatile Signal Measurements Through Electrical Bioimpedance , Diego A. Leon

Characterizing Bacterial Resistance and Microstructure-Related Properties of Carbon-Infiltrated Carbon Nanotube Surface Coatings with Applications in Medical Devices , Stephanie Renee Morco

Effects of Whole Body Vibration on Inhibitory Control Processes , Bennett Alan Mortensen

Exploration of Constant-Force Wristbands for a Wearable Health Device , Thomas Alexander Naylor

Effect of Ported Shroud Casing Treatment Modifications on Operational Range and Limits in a Centrifugal Compressor , Alexander A. Newell

Considering Social Impact when Engineering for Global Development , Hans Jorgen Ottosson

A New Method of Measuring Flow Stress for Improved Modeling of Friction Stir Welding , David John Prymak

Constrained Nonlinear Heuristic-Based MPC for Control of Robotic Systems with Uncertainty , Tyler James Quackenbush

A Study in Soft Robotics: Metrics, Models, Control, and Estimation , Levi Thomas Rupert

Development of an Origami Inspired Composite Deployable Structure Utilizing Compliant Joints as Surrogate Folds , Samuel Porter Smith

Development and Evaluation of an Improved Microbial Inactivation Model for Analyzing Continuous Flow UV-LED Air Treatment Systems , Cole Holtom Thatcher

Micromechanisms of Near-Yield Deformation in BCC Tantalum , Joshua Jr-Syan Tsai

Effects of Carbon-Infiltrated Carbon Nanotube Growth on the Biocompatibility of 316L Stainless Steel , Sterling Charles Voss

Active Thermography for Additive Manufacturing Processes , Nicholas Jay Wallace

System Identification of Postural Tremor in Wrist Flexion-Extension and Radial-Ulnar Deviation , Sydney Bryanna Ward

Effective Temperature Control for Industrial Friction Stir Technologies , Arnold David Wright

Theses/Dissertations from 2020 2020

Characterization of the Factors Influencing Retained Austenite Transformation in Q&P Steels , Derrik David Adams

Instructional Case Studies in the Field of Windfarm Optimization , N. Francesco Baker

LCM Permeability Characterization Over Mold Curvature , Benjamin Grant Betteridge

Linear and Nonlinear Dimensionality-Reduction-Based Surrogate Models for Real-Time Design Space Exploration of Structural Responses , Gregory David Bird

Electrochemical Sensors Enhanced by Convection and by 3D Arrays of Vertically Aligned Carbon Nanotubes , Benjamin James Brownlee

In Vivo Silicon Lance Array Transfection of Plant Cells , Taylor Andrew Brown

Real Time Design Space Exploration of Static and Vibratory Structural Responses in Turbomachinery Through Surrogate Modeling with Principal Components , Spencer Reese Bunnell

On Creases and Curved Links: Design Approaches for Predicting and Customizing Behaviors in Origami-Based and Developable Mechanisms , Jared J. Butler

Jet Impingement Heat Transfer from Superheated, Superhydrophobic Surfaces , David Jacob Butterfield

A Framework for Simulating and Analyzing Multi-UAV Persistent Search and Retrieval with Stochastic Target Appearance , Ryan David Day

Thermal Atomization Due to Boiling During Droplet Impingement on Superhydrophobic Surfaces , Preston Todd Emerson

Error-State Estimation and Control for a Multirotor UAV Landing on a Moving Vehicle , Michael David Farrell

Silicone 3D Printing Processes for Fabricating Synthetic, Self-Oscillating Vocal Fold Models , Taylor Eugene Greenwood

Tidally Generated Internal Waves from Asymmetric Topographies , Kyle Jeffrey Hakes

Page 1 of 9

Advanced Search

  • Notify me via email or RSS

ScholarsArchive ISSN: 2572-4479

  • Collections
  • Disciplines
  • Scholarly Communication
  • Additional Collections
  • Academic Research Blog

Author Corner

Hosted by the.

  • Harold B. Lee Library

Home | About | FAQ | My Account | Accessibility Statement

Privacy Copyright

Banner

Mechanical Engineering: Find Theses and Dissertations

  • Starting Point
  • Find Reference Sources
  • Find Books and ebooks
  • Find Journals
  • Find Articles
  • Find Facts & Formulas
  • Find Properties of Materials
  • Find Patents and Trademarks
  • Find Technical Reports
  • Find Theses and Dissertations
  • Find Conferences
  • Track a Citation
  • Writing & Citing
  • Associations and Societies
  • Guidance for Authors of ASME Literature

About Theses and Dissertations

A dissertation or thesis is a document submitted in support of candidature for a degree or professional qualification presenting the author's research and findings.  (International Standard ISO 7144: Documentation — Presentation of theses and similar documents ).

For most universities in the U.S., dissertation is the term for the required submission for the PhD, and thesis refers only to the master's degree requirement.

Other Universities

T he best source to find theses is ProQuest Dissertations & Thesis Global .  Policies regarding theses and dissertation collections largely vary between universities.  So check the library website of the university of interest.

Carnegie Mellon University

Carnegie Mellon theses are now ONLINE and can be searched through the ProQuest database Dissertations & Theses @ Carnegie Mellon University that enables access to citations and abstracts of all dissertations and theses, as well as the fulltext in PDF format.  Scroll down and select Dissertations & Theses, then do a regular search. Print versions are also available in the libraries collection.

The Carnegie Mellon Library catalog , uses the term THESIS to denote both masters' theses and dissertations.  However, the number of master's theses is limited.  Within the libraries, theses are located in designated areas and are shelved in alphabetical order by the author's last name.  The catalog treats theses and dissertations like books and they can be borrowed as such.  Theses may be in print, microfiche, or microform.

  • In the catalog use the Advanced Search :  search by author, title, or keyword limiting to type THESIS.
  • For a list of theses from a specific department, use Advanced Search to combine a keyword search for the name of the department with location THESES.  E.g., search for "Dept. of Computer Science" with THESES as the location.
  • For a reasonably complete list of theses at Carnegie Mellon, use Advanced Search to search Carnegie Mellon University Dissertations in the Subject line.  

Other Countries

Center for Research Libraries:  Foreign Doctoral Dissertations CRL has more than 800,000 cataloged foreign doctoral dissertations from more than 90 countries and over 1200 institutions.

  • << Previous: Find Technical Reports
  • Next: Find Conferences >>
  • Last Updated: Jan 9, 2024 3:05 PM
  • URL: https://guides.library.cmu.edu/meng

UKnowledge

UKnowledge > College of Engineering > Mechanical Engineering > Theses & Dissertations

Theses and Dissertations--Mechanical Engineering

Theses/dissertations from 2023 2023.

Utilization of Uncrewed Aircraft Systems Towards Investigating the Structure of the Atmospheric Surface Layer , Loiy Al-Ghussain

MECHANICAL ENERGY HARVESTER FOR POWERING RFID SYSTEMS COMPONENTS: MODELING, ANALYSIS, OPTIMIZATION AND DESIGN , Alireza Babaei

Impact of spallation and internal radiation on fibrous ablative materials , Raghava Sai Chaitanya Davuluri

ANISOTROPIC MATERIAL BEHAVIOR OF 3D PRINTED FIBER COMPOSITES , Jordan Garcia

Stratospheric Glider Measurements of Atmospheric Parameters , Anisa Haghighi

Attrition Study of Copper-Supplemented Iron-Based Oxygen Carrier for Chemical Looping Combustion , Neng Huang

MACHINE LEARNING FOR ADVANCING AUTOMATION AND QUALITY CONTROL IN ROBOTIC WELDING , Joseph Kershaw

A computational fluid dynamic analysis of oxyacetylene combustion flow for use in material response boundary conditions , Craig Meade

MULTISCALE MODELING OF CARDIAC GROWTH AND BAROREFLEX CONTROL , Hossein Sharifi

Precision Meteorological Prediction Employing A Data-Driven, Adaptive, Real-Time (DART) Approach , Sujit Sinha

Parallel Real Time RRT*: An RRT* Based Path Planning Process , David Yackzan

Theses/Dissertations from 2022 2022

IN-SITU CHARACTERIZATION OF SURFACE QUALITY IN γ-TiAl AEROSPACE ALLOY MACHINING , David Adeniji

NUMERICAL AND SCALING STUDY ON APPLICATION OF INKJET TECHNOLOGY TO AUTOMOTIVE COATING , Masoud Arabghahestani Dr.

EXPERIMENTAL INVESTIGATION OF ROUGHNESS AND BLOWING EFFECTS OVER ABLATOR-LIKE SURFACES , Colby Borchetta

Energy and Economic Modeling of Stillage Dewatering Processes in Kentucky Bourbon Distilleries , William Brennan

Peridynamic Material Correspondence Models: Bond-Associated and Higher-Order Formulations , WaiLam Chan

A Decoupled Engineering Methodology for Accurate Prediction of Ablative Surface Boundary Conditions in Thermal Protection Systems , Justin Cooper

QUANTITATIVE METHODS FOR TOTAL LIFECYCLE RISK LIKELIHOOD AND IMPACT ASSESSMENT IN SUSTAINABLE PRODUCT DESIGN DECISION MAKING , Christian Enyoghasi

Numerical Investigation of an Oxyacetylene Torch With Regards to an Ablative Material , Luke Fortner

Formation Control with Collision Avoidance for Fixed-Wing Unmanned Air Vehicles With Speed Constraints , Christopher Heintz

Radiative Conductivity Estimation Using Direct Approach For Fibrous Materials , Mohammad Khaleel

Modeling Human Control Behavior in Command-following Tasks , Sajad Koushkbaghi

Formation Control with Bounded Controls and Collision Avoidance: Theory and Application to Quadrotor Unmanned Air Vehicles , Zachary S. Lippay

Small-Satellite Attitude Control Using Sinusoidal Actuator Motion: Experiments on the International Space Station , K. Ryan Lush

Kentucky Re-entry Universal Payload System (KRUPS): Hypersonic Re-entry Flight , John Daniel Schmidt

Page 1 of 14

Advanced Search

  • Notify me via email or RSS

Browse by Author

  • Collections
  • Disciplines

Author Corner

  • Submit Research

New Title Here

Below. --> connect.

  • Law Library
  • Special Collections
  • Copyright Resource Center
  • Graduate School
  • Scholars@UK

Logo of Kentucky Research Commons

  • We’d like your feedback

Home | About | FAQ | My Account | Accessibility Statement

Privacy Copyright

University of Kentucky ®

An Equal Opportunity University Accreditation Directory Email Privacy Policy Accessibility Disclosures

Scholar Commons

Home > USC Columbia > Engineering and Computing, College of > Mechanical Engineering > Mechanical Engineering Theses and Dissertations

Mechanical Engineering Theses and Dissertations

Theses/dissertations from 2023 2023.

Comprehensive Process Planning Optimization Framework for Automated Fiber Placement , Alex Ryan Brasington

Nondestructive Damage Detection and Stress Corrosion Crack Mitigation in Stainless Steel Plates , Andrew Philip Campbell

GPU-Enabled Genetic Algorithm Optimization and Path Planning of Robotic Arm for Minimizing Energy Consumption , Yichuan Cao

An Artificial Intelligence Approach to Fatigue Crack Length Estimation From Acoustic Emission Signals , Shane T. Ennis

Development of System Pressure Drop Calculation Methods for Dilute Phase Pneumatic Conveying , Ross Daniel Gorman

Leveraging Automated Fiber Placement Computer Aided Process Planning Framework for Defect Validation and Dynamic Layup Strategies , Joshua Allen Halbritter

Spin Mediated Topological Black Hole in Acoustic Metamaterials Near Dirac-Like Cone Frequencies. , Mustahseen Mobashwer Indaleeb

Vision Controlled Autonomous Stakebot for Driving Stakes and Its Digital-Twin , Corey Lee Leydig

Development of Atomistic Machine Learning Approaches for Thermal Properties of Multi-Component Solids and Liquids , Alejandro David Rodriguez

Multidimensional Transport-Coupled Numerical Investigation of Non-premixed Low-Temperature Flame in Atmospheric and High-Pressure Systems , Sudipta Saha

An Autonomous Aerial Drone System for Water Fluorescence Mapping and Targeted Sampling , Kazi Ragib Ishraq Sanim

Timing Deterministic Structural Model Updating Considering Impact and Fatigue Damage , Jason Michael Smith Jr.

Automated Fiber Placement Through Thickness Defect Stacking Optimization , Noah Christopher Swingle

Liquid Cooling System for a High Power, Medium Frequency, and Medium Voltage Isolated Power Converter , Hooman Taghavi

Experimental Observation of Sphere Symmetric Isolated Single Droplet Combustion in a Converging Channel , Mason Carrington Williams

Theses/Dissertations from 2022 2022

Molten Salt Thermal Properties Database – Thermochemical Development and Thermodynamic Assessment of Various Molten Salt Systems , Johnathon Chandler Ard

High-Throughput Computation of Interfacial Thermal Management of Wide-Bandgap Semiconductors , Hao-Wen Chen

On the Influence of Afp-Induced Defects on Mechanical Behavior of Composite Laminates Under Fatigue Loading , Pierre Chevalier

Nondestructive Material Characterization Using a Fully Noncontact Ultrasonic Lamb Wave System for Thin Metals, Nuclear Cladding, and Composite Materials , Elsa Z. Compton

Shear Localization in the Metallic Nanolayered Composites , Shujing Dong

Uncrewed Aircraft Systems for Autonomous Infrastructure Inspection , Michail Kalaitzakis

Fabrication of Asymmetrical Hollow Fiber-Supported Thin Film Membranes, Stack Assembly, and Accelerated Long-Term Stability Test for Oxygen Production From Air , Myongjin Lee

Impacts of Preferential Vaporization of Multi-Component Liquid Fuels on Near-Limit Combustion Behaviors , Seungjae Lim

Fundamental Study of Multiphase Solid/Molten Carbonate Membranes for CO 2 Capture and Conversion , Xin Li

A Hybrid Experimental-Computational Study: Prediction of Flow Fields and Full-Field Pressure Distributions on Three-Tab Asphalt Roofing Shingles Subjected to Hurricane Velocity Winds , Troy A. Myers

Use of DIC Measurements With Finite Element Models For Direct Heterogeneous Material Property Determination and Wrinkle Formation During Automated Fiber Placement , Sreehari Rajan Kattil

Experimental Investigations of Yarn Pull-Out Behavior in Kevlar®: Influence of Applied Metallic Coatings and Effect of Dynamic Loading , Julie Ann Roark

Hybrid Theory-Machine Learning Methods for the Prediction of AFP Layup Quality , Christopher M. Sacco

Characterization of Nonequilibrium Plasma Discharge in High Water Vapor Concentration , Malik Mohammad Tahiyat

Advancement of New Solid-Oxide Iron-Air Battery (SOIAB) Operated on High-Temperature Oxide-Ion Chemistry , Qiming Tang

Towards Modeling of Induction Welding of Thermoplastic Laminates With a Mixed Finite Element Boundary Element Approach , Florentius Johannes van Zanten

Theses/Dissertations from 2021 2021

Experimental Investigation of Spray Cooling Integrated With a Modified Vapor Compression Refrigeration System Using Several Refrigerants , Nabeel Mukhlif Abdulrazzaq

Nano-Engineered High-Performance Copper-Water Heat Pipes , Ahmed A. Abdulshaheed

Anisotropic Wave Behavior in Isotropic Material With Orthogonal Surface Perturbation , Khaleda Akter

Preferential Vaporization Potential of Crude Oils and its Impact on Flame Flashback Behaviors , Ayuob Al wahaibi

Reduced Order Modeling Based on Hybrid Snapshot Simulation , Feng Bai

Leveraging Digital Transformation to Build the Technology Of Tomorrow Using Yesterday’s Equipment , Evan Barnett

A Multi Physics Integrated Solution for a High-pressure Stage Turbine Efficiency and Durability , Sanjay Chopra

Mechanical Strength of Sic Composite Tubing Under Uniaxial and Multiaxial Loading , Colton Corley

Purification of Uranium Tetrafluoride Using Ammonium Bifluoride , Kyle Robert Foster

Fabrication and Characterization of Micro/Nanostructured Ceramic Device for Energy Conversion , Yun Gan

An Acoustic Emission and Artificial Intelligence Approach to Structural Health Monitoring for Aerospace Application , Joseph Chandler Garrett

Optimizing Heat Pipes With Partially-Hybrid Mesh-Groove Wicking Structures and Its Capillary-Flowing Analysis by Simulation , Guanghan Huang

Nondestructive Evaluation and Structural Health Monitoring of Manufacturing Flaws and Operational Damage in Composite Structures , Robin James

Prediction of Residual Stress and Distortion in Laser Powder Bed Fusion Additive Manufacturing , Bhanuprakash Sairam Kosaraju

Instrumentation and Experimentation Development for Robotic Systems , Tristan Kyzer

Enhanced Flow Boiling and Bubble Dynamics with HFE7100 & DI Water in Interconnected Microchannels , Jiaxuan Ma

Development of Acoustic Metamaterial Noise Barriers and Simultaneously Harvesting Energy Using Smart Materials , Fariha Mir

Development of a Rapid Compression and Expansion Machine To Characterize the Ignition Propensity of Multi-Component Liquid Fuels , Jonathan Joseph Morreale

Searching Extreme Mechanical Properties Using Active Machine Learning and Density Functional Theory , Joshua Ojih

Effect of Crystal Size on the Failure Mechanics Of Polymer Bonded Explosives , Chizoba Onwuka

Experimental Investigation of Single and Two-Phase Heat Transfer Performance in Microchannels with Surface Modifications and Multiple Inlet Restrictors , Saad Kadham Oudah

Separate Effects Tests for Studying Thermal Gradient Driven Cracking in UO 2 Pellets Undergoing Resistive Heating , Sobhan Patnaik

Effects of Overmolding Process Parameters on Bondzone Quality , Vivek Varma Penumetsa

An Investigation of the Ignition Propensities of Fuels Perturbed by Nitrogen Monoxide , Ackmer Robinson III

Multimodal Robotic Health in Future Factories Through IIot, Data Analytics, and Virtual Commissioning , Clint Saidy

Grafting Based Thermoplastic-Thermoset Bonding for Aerospace Structures , Saurabh Vaidya

Simulation-Based and Data-Driven Approaches to Industrial Digital Twinning Towards Autonomous Smart Manufacturing Systems , Kaishu Xia

Multi-Fidelity Surrogate and Reduced-Order Model-Based Microfluidic Concentration Gradient Generator Design , Haizhou Yang

Implementation of Stereo Digital Image Correlation for In-Plane Strain Measurements to Quantify the Anisotropic Behavior, Plastic Flow, and Strain Hardening of Extruded Aluminum Alloy , Farzana Yasmeen

Application of Digital Transformation in the Water Desalination Industry to Develop Smart Desalination Plants , Ibrahim Yousif

Theses/Dissertations from 2020 2020

Fundamental Understanding of Plasma Discharge Formation in Liquid and Multiphase Configurations Through Multiphysics Modeling , Ali Charchi Aghdam

Acoustic and Ultrasonic Beam Focusing Through Aberrative and Attenuative Layers , Hossain Ahmed

Kinetic and Multidimensional Transport Coupled Numerical Investigation of Nox Formation During Syngas and Natural Gas Combustion , Sheikh Farhan Ahmed

Efficient Design Optimization Methodology for Manufacturable Variable Stiffness Laminated Composite Structures , Mazen Albazzan

Design and Testing of a Supercritical Carbon Dioxide Plasma Reactor , Gregory Belk

Artificial Intelligence Approaches for Structural Health Monitoring of Aerospace Structures , Kimberly A. Cardillo

Autonomous Drone-Based Sensor Package Deployment to the Underside of Structures , Sabrina Rose Carroll

Development of a CFD Model for the Drying of Aluminum-clad Spent Nuclear Fuel , Nathaniel Cooper

Local Eigenvalue Modification Procedure for Real-Time Model Updating of Structures Experiencing High-Rate Dynamic Events , Claire Rae Drnek

Damage Evaluation of Rolling Element Bearings for Shipboard Machinery , Brenna Lyn Feirer

Automation of Process Planning for Automated Fiber Placement , Joshua A. Halbritter

Acoustic Emission and Guided Wave Modeling and Experiments for Structural Health Monitoring and Non-Destructive Evaluation , Roshan Prakash Joseph

Lamb Wave Nondestructive Evaluation and Imaging on Plate-Like Structures , Zhaoyun Ma

Guided-Wave SHM and NDE of Composite Structures: Modeling and Experiments , Hanfei Mei

Effects of Material Characteristics and Equipment Configuration on Profilometry Scanning Results for Error Mitigation in Automated Fiber Placement , Jacob Ondeck

Steady-State and Transient Study of Flow Boiling in Microchannels With Microgrooves/Micronozzles , Congcong Ren

Strain Components in Friction Stir Extrusion , Megan Ryan

Design of Bio-Inspired Multifrequency Acoustic Sensors and Metamaterial Energy Harvesting Smart Structures , Mohammadsadegh Saadatzi

Influence of Dynamic Multiaxial Transverse Loading on Ultrahigh Molecular Weight Polyethylene Single Fiber Failure , Frank David Thomas

The Manufacturing and Characterization of Pseudo-Woven Carbon Fiber Composite Architectures for Enhanced Damage Tolerance , Cyrus Vakili Rad

Tow-Path Characterization for Automated Fiber Placement , Roudy Wehbe

Exploration and Evaluation of Novel Cathode Materials for Intermediate-to-Low Temperature Solid Oxide Fuel Cells , Chunyang Yang

Enhancing Single and Two-Phase Heat Transfer of Microgap Heat Sinks Using Nano-Structure Coatings , Yueyang Zhao

Theses/Dissertations from 2019 2019

A Model for Condensation Heat Transfer in Hydrophobic-­Hydrophilic Surfaces , Abdulwahab E. Alhashem

3D Topology Optimization of Spatially Reinforced Composites , Luis G. Bahamonde Jácome

Impact of Cycloalkanes on Ignition Propensity Measured as Derived Cetane Number in Multi-Component Surrogate Mixtures , Dalton Odell Carpenter

Study of Wire Arc Additive Manufacturing With Aluminum Alloy 2219 , Sritam Kumar Dash

Development of Scalable and Tunable Super- Hydrophilic and - Hydrophobic Coatings on the CU Substrate for Phase Change Heat Transfer Applications , Raikan Saad Dawas

Using a Nondispersive Wave Propagation for Measuring Dynamic Fracture Initiation Toughness of Materials: Experimental and Numerical Based Study , Ali Fahad Fahem

Friction Stir Additive Manufacturing(FSAM) of 2050 Al-Cu-Li Alloy , Ilana Lu

Mechanical Characterization and Non-Destructive Evaluation of SiC f /SiC m Composites for Nuclear Applications , Donald J. McCleeary

Structural Health Monitoring and Non-Destructive Inspection of Composite and Metallic Structures , Asaad Qasim Migot

Acoustoelastic Metamaterial with Simultaneous Noise Filtering and Energy Harvesting Capability from Ambient Vibrations , Fariha Mir

Surrogate Formulation Based on Chemical Functional Group Analysis , Stuart Nates

Continuous Tow Path Generation for Constant and Variable Stiffness Composite Laminates on Single and Double Curved Surfaces , Caleb R. Pupo

Numerical Analysis on Convective Cooling Augmented by Evaporative Heat and Mass Transfer for Thermal Power Plant Application , Sudipta Saha

Enhanced Heat Transfer in Spray Cooling Through Surface Modifications: An Experimental and Computational Study , Azzam Saadi Salman

Plasma Surface Functionalization of AFP Manufactured Composites for Improved Adhesive Bond Performance , Ibrahim Sarikaya

Computational Wave Field Modeling in Anisotropic Media , Sajan Shrestha

Advanced Search

  • Notify me via email or RSS
  • Collections
  • Disciplines

Submissions

  • University Libraries

Home | About | FAQ | My Account | Accessibility Statement

Privacy Copyright

ODU Digital Commons

Home > Engineering & Technology > MAE > ETDs

Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering Theses & Dissertations

Theses and dissertations published by graduate students in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, College of Engineering, Old Dominion University since Fall 2016 are available in this collection. Backfiles of all dissertations (and some theses) have also been added.

In late Fall 2023 or Spring 2024, all theses will be digitized and available here. In the meantime, consult the Library Catalog to find older items in print.

Theses/Dissertations from 2023 2023

Thesis: Switching Methods for Three-Dimensional Rotational Dynamics Using Modified Rodrigues Parameters , Matthew Jarrett Banks

Dissertation: Studies of Flowfields and Dynamic Stability Characteristics of a Quadrotor , Engin Baris

Thesis: Development, Experimental Validation, and Progressive Failure Modeling of an Ultra-Thin High Stiffness Deployable Composite Boom for in-Space Applications , Jimesh D. Bhagatji

Thesis: Design and Implementation of a Launching Method for Free to Oscillate Dynamic Stability Testing , Kristen M. Carey

Thesis: SeaLion CubeSat Mission Architecture Using Model Based Systems Engineering with a Docs as Code Approach , Kevin Yi-Tzu Chiu

Dissertation: RoboRetrieve --In a Dual Role as a Hand-held Surgical Robot and a Collaborative Robot End-effector to Perform Spillage-free Specimen Retrieval in Laparoscopy , Siqin Dong

Thesis: Fabrication of Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Components Using Stereolithography 3D Printing , Hannah Dyer

Thesis: Fusion Bonding Behavior of 3D Printed PA6/CF Composites Via Post Fabrication Compaction , Gonzalo Fernandez Mediavilla

Dissertation: Machine Learning Approach to Activity Categorization in Young Adults Using Biomechanical Metrics , Nathan Q. C. Holland

Thesis: Study of Microphonic Effects on the C100 Cryomodule for High Energy Electron Beam Accelerators , Caleb James Hull

Dissertation: E-Cadherin Force Transmission and Stiffness Sensing , Mazen Mezher

Thesis: Experimental and Computational Aerodynamic Studies of Axially-Oriented Low-Fineness-Ratio Cylinders , Forrest Miller

Thesis: The Effect of Through Thickness Reinforcement Angle on the Disbonding Behavior in Skin-Stringer Configuration , Christopher John Morris

Dissertation: Chemical and Physical Interaction Mechanisms and Multifunctional Properties of Plant Based Graphene in Carbon Fiber Epoxy Composites , Daniel W. Mulqueen

Thesis: Data-Driven Predictive Modeling to Enhance Search Efficiency of Glowworm-Inspired Robotic Swarms in Multiple Emission Source Localization Tasks , Payal Nandi

Dissertation: Fabrication of Smooth SAC305 Thin Films via Magnetron Sputtering and Evaluations of Microstructure, Creep, and Electrical Resistivity , Manish Ojha

Dissertation: Faster, Cheaper, and Better CFD: A Case for Machine Learning to Augment Reynolds-Averaged Navier-Stokes , John Peter Romano II

Thesis: A Comparative Study of Vinti-Based Orbit Propagation and Estimation for CubeSats in Very Low Earth Orbits , Ethan Michael Senecal

Theses/Dissertations from 2022 2022

Thesis: A Comparison of Uniaxial Compressive Response and Inelastic Deformation Mechanisms in Freeze Cast Alumina-Epoxy Composites Without and With Rigid Confinement , Tareq Aljuhari

Thesis: Failure Mode, Effects and Criticality Analysis of a Very Low Earth Orbit CubeSat Mission , Robb Christopher Borowicz

Thesis: A Study of Asymmetric Supersonic Wind Tunnel Nozzle Design , Brittany A. Davis

Thesis: Electromagnetic Modeling of a Wind Tunnel Magnetic Suspension and Balance System , Desiree Driver

Dissertation: Advanced Generalized Predictive Control and Its Application to Tiltrotor Aircraft for Stability Augmentation and Vibration Reduction , Thomas Glen Ivanco

Dissertation: Numerical Simulation of Electroosmotic Flow of Viscoelastic Fluid in Microchannel , Jianyu Ji

Thesis: Assembly of Ceramic Particles in Aqueous Suspensions Induced by High-Frequency AC Electric Field , James E. John IV

Dissertation: The Effect of Soft Tissue and Bone Morphology on the Stresses in the Foot and Ankle , Jinhyuk Kim

Thesis: Development of Modeling and Simulation Platform for Path-Planning and Control of Autonomous Underwater Vehicles in Three-Dimensional Spaces , Sai Krishna Abhiram Kondapalli

Thesis: Deep Learning Object-Based Detection of Manufacturing Defects in X-ray Inspection Imaging , Juan C. Parducci

Dissertation: Utilization of Finite Element Analysis Techniques for Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis Surgical Planning , Michael A. Polanco

Thesis: Mechanics of Preimpregnated Fiber Tow Deposition and Compaction , Virginia Meredith Rauch

Dissertation: Role of Structural Hierarchy in Multiscale Material Systems , Siavash Sattar

Thesis: Implementation of an Extended Kalman Filter Using Inertial Sensor Data for UAVs During GPS Denied Applications , Sky Seliquini

Dissertation: Collaborative Robotics Strategies for Handling Non-Repetitive Micro-Drilling Tasks Characterized by Low Structural Mechanical Impedance , Xiangyu Wang

Theses/Dissertations from 2021 2021

Dissertation: Tunable Compressive Mechanical Behavior of Ice-Templated Materials , Sashanka Akurati

Thesis: Analysis of a Non-Equilibrium Vortex Pair as Aircraft Trailing Vortices , Manuel Ayala

Thesis: Modeling Interactions in Concentrated Ceramic Suspensions Under AC Electric Field , Naga Bharath Gundrati

Dissertation: Improved Strain Gage Instrumentation Strategies for Rotorcraft Blade Measurements , Timothy S. Davis

Thesis: A Model-Based Systems Engineering Approach to e-VTOL Aircraft and Airspace Infrastructure Design for Urban Air Mobility , Heidi Selina Glaudel

Dissertation: Development and Applications of Adjoint-Based Aerodynamic and Aeroacoustic Multidisciplinary Optimization for Rotorcraft , Ramiz Omur Icke

Thesis: A New Method for Estimating the Physical Characteristics of Martian Dust Devils , Shelly Cahoon Mann

Thesis: Post-Processing and Characterization of Additive Manufactured Carbon Fiber Reinforced Semi-Crystalline Polymers , Patricia Revolinsky

Thesis: Gradient-Based Tradeoff Design for Engineering Applications , Lena Alexis Royster

Thesis: The Effect of Through Thickness Reinforcement on Debonding Behavior of Skin/Stringer Configuration , Yogaraja Sridhar

Thesis: Empirical Modeling of Tilt-Rotor Aerodynamic Performance , Michael C. Stratton

Thesis: A Digital One Degree of Freedom Model of an Electromagnetic Position Sensor , Michelle Elizabeth Weinmann

Theses/Dissertations from 2020 2020

Thesis: Parametric Study of Residual Stresses in Wire and Arc Additive Manufactured Parts , Hisham Khaled Jamil Abusalma

Thesis: The Effect of Compaction Temperature and Pressure on Mechanical Properties of 3D Printed Short Glass Fiber Composites , Pushpashree Jain Ajith Kumar Jain

Thesis: Numerical Analysis of a Roadway Piezoelectric Harvesting System , Abdul Rahman Badawi

Dissertation: Role of Anisometric Particles in Ice-Templated Porous Ceramic Structure and Mechanical Properties , Mahesh Banda

Thesis: Mechanism of Compaction With Wrinkle Formation During Automatic Stitching of Dry Fabrics and the Size Effect of Compression Molded Discontinuous Fiber-Reinforced Composites , Anibal Benjamin Beltran Laredo

Thesis: Conical Orbital Mechanics: A Rework of Classic Orbit Transfer Mechanics , Cian Anthony Branco

Thesis: Rotorcraft Blade Angle Calibration Methods , Brian David Calvert Jr.

Dissertation: Onboard Autonomous Controllability Assessment for Fixed Wing sUAVs , Brian Edward Duvall

Thesis: A Parametric Analysis of a Turbofan Engine with an Auxiliary Bypass Combustion Chamber – The TurboAux Engine , Kaleab Fetahi

Thesis: Space-Based Countermeasure for Hypersonic Glide Vehicle , Robert Joseph Fowler IV

Thesis: Compaction and Residual Stress Modeling in Composite Manufactured with Automated Fiber Placement , Von Clyde Jamora

Thesis: Trajectory Simulation With Battery Modeling for Electric Powered Unmanned Aerial Vehicles , Ege Konuk

Thesis: Detailed Modeling of the Flash Hydrolysis of Algae for Biofuel-Production in COMSOL Multiphysics , Noah Joseph LeGrand

Thesis: Through-Thickness Reinforcement and Repair of Carbon Fiber Based Honeycomb Structures Under Flexure and Tension of Adhesively Bonded Joints , Aleric Alden Sanders

Thesis: Energy Harvesting Using Flextensional Piezoelectric Energy Harvesters in Resonance and Off-Resonance Modes , Mohamed A. Shabara

Thesis: Thermal Contact Resistance Measurement and Related Uncertainties , Amanda Elizabeth Stark

Thesis: Model Based Systems Engineering for a Venture Class Launch Facility , Walter McGee Taraila

Thesis: A Post-Impact Behavior of Platelet-Based Composites Produced by Compression Molding , Christopher Eugene Ervin Volle

Thesis: Nonlinearity Index Aircraft Spin Motion Analysis With Dynamic Inversion Spin Recovery Controller Design , Jeffry Walker

Thesis: A Study of the Aeroacoustics of Swept Propellers for Small Unmanned Aerial Vehicles , Arthur David Wiedemann

Thesis: Finite Element Analysis Investigation of Hybrid Thin-Ply Composites for Improved Performance of Aerospace Structures , Alana M. Zahn

Theses/Dissertations from 2019 2019

Thesis: Characterization and Optimization of a Propeller Test Stand , Colin Bruce Leighton Benjamin

Dissertation: Endogenous Force Transmission Between Epithelial Cells and a Role for α-Catenin , Sandeep Dumbali

Dissertation: Effect of the Physical Micro-Environment on Cell Adhesion and Force Exertion , Mohamad Eftekharjoo

Thesis: Reducing the Noise Impact of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles by Flight Control System Augmentation , Matthew B. Galles

Thesis: Design and Manufacture of an Inertial Cascade Impactor for Industrial Hygiene Purposes , Hector Joel Gortaire

Thesis: Off Axis Compressive Response of Ice-Templated Ceramics , Rahul Kumar Jujjavarapu

Thesis: Unsupervised-Learning Assisted Artificial Neural Network for Optimization , Varun Kote

Dissertation: Numerical Simulation of Viscoelastic Flow in Micro/Nanochannels , Lanju Mei

Thesis: Comparison of Support Methods for Static Aerodynamic Testing and Validation of a Magnetic Suspension and Balance System , Cameron K. Neill

Thesis: Extension of a Penalty Method for Numerically Solving Constrained Multibody Dynamic Problems , Troy Newhart

Dissertation: Computational Analysis and Design Optimization of Convective PCR Devices , Jung Il Shu

Thesis: Periodic Orbit Analytic Construction In The Circular Restricted Three-Body Problem , Jay Shriram Suryawanshi

Thesis: A CFD Study of Steady Fully Developed Laminar Flow Through a 90-Degree Bend Pipe with a Square Cross-Sectional Area , Subodh Sushant Toraskar

Dissertation: Estimation of Arterial Wall Parameters Via Model-Based Analysis of Noninvasively Measured Arterial Pulse Signals , Dan Wang

Theses/Dissertations from 2018 2018

Thesis: Offshore Wind Energy: Simulating Local Offshore Wind Turbine , Ian P. Aquino

Dissertation: Epithelial Sheet Response to External Stimuli , Yashar Bashirzadeh

Thesis: Anthropomorphically Inspired Design of a Tendon-Driven Robotic Prosthesis for Hand Impairments , Manali Bapurao Bhadugale

Thesis: Aerothermodynamic Analysis of a Mars Sample Return Earth-Entry Vehicle , Daniel A. Boyd

Thesis: Volterra Series Approximation for Multi-Degree of Freedom, Multi-Input, Multi-Output, Aircraft Dynamics , Alexander J. Chen

Dissertation: Simplified, Alternative Formulation of Numerical Simulation of Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cell , Russell L. Edwards

Thesis: Distributed Sensing and System Identification of Cantilever Beams and Plates in the Presence of Weak Nonlinearities , Patrick Sean Heaney

Thesis: Dynamic Response Modeling of High Speed Planing Craft with Enforced Acceleration , Brian K. Johnson

Dissertation: Identification and Optimal Linear Tracking Control of ODU Autonomous Surface Vehicle , Nadeem Khan

Dissertation: Design and Implementation of an Artificial Neural Network Controller for Quadrotor Flight in Confined Environment , Ahmed Mekky

Thesis: Gust Alleviation System for General Aviation Aircraft , Lucas Coleman Mills

Thesis: Human-Robot Collaborative Force-Controlled Micro-Drilling for Advanced Manufacturing and Medical Applications , Parimal Mahesh Prajapati

Thesis: Single-Stage, Venturi-Driven Desalination System , Brandon Proetto

Thesis: A Cost Effective Design for a Propeller Thrust/Torque Balance , Nicholas Barrett Sadowski

Dissertation: Understanding the Mechanical Behavior of Costal Cartilage at Their Curved Exterior Surface Via a Tactile Sensor with a Built-In Probe for Distributed-Deflection Detection , Jiayue Shen

Thesis: A Scientific Approach to Understanding the Head Trauma Endured by a Mixed Martial Arts Fighter , John William Michael Sorbello

Thesis: Robocatch: Design and Making of a Hand-Held Spillage-Free Specimen Retrieval Robot for Laparoscopic Surgery , Farid Tavakkolmoghaddam

Thesis: Effects of Automated Fiber Placement on High Strain Rate Compressive Response of Advanced Composites , Alexander Trochez

Thesis: A Monolithic Internal Strain-Gage Balance Design Based on Design for Manufacturability , Thomas Ladson Webb III

Dissertation: A Stepwise Compression-Relaxation Testing Method for Tissue Characterization and Tumor Detection Via a Two-Dimensional Tactile Sensor , Yichao Yang

Advanced Search

  • Notify me via email or RSS
  • Collections
  • Disciplines
  • Author Guidelines
  • MAE Website
  • Other Digital Collections
  • ODU Libraries
  • Old Dominion University

Home | About | FAQ | My Account | Accessibility Statement

Privacy Copyright

University Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

University of Illinois Library Wordmark

Mechanical Science and Engineering Research Resources: Dissertations & Theses

  • Find Articles & Papers
  • High-Impact Journals
  • Standards & Technical Reports
  • Patents & Government Documents
  • E-Books & Reference

Dissertations & Theses

  • Additional Resources

Easy Search - Engineering

As part of the requirements for graduate level degrees, students must complete a thesis for a Master's degree and/or dissertation for a Ph.D. Dissertations and theses are submitted to the academic department and the Graduate College and are made available through the University Library. Since 2010, all theses and dissertations are electronically deposited into IDEALS, the Illinois Digital Environment for Access to Learning and Scholarship, the University's open repository of scholarly content.

ProQuest Dissertations is a comprehensive collection of citations to dissertations and theses worldwide from 1861 to the present day. Full text PDFs are available for many Ph.D. dissertations added since 1997 and some older graduate works.

  • IDEALS (UIUC Institutional Repository) Digital copies of theses, data sets, and publications by University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign faculty and students.
  • ProQuest Dissertations and Theses PDF copies of dissertations and theses from U.S. universities.

Mechanical Science & Engineering Dissertations & Theses

  • Mechanical Science & Engineering Dissertations & Theses Search Interface

Print Dissertations & Theses

Prior to 2010, print format dissertations and theses were bound and cataloged separately for the Grainger Engineering Library. Prior to 1983, each thesis was shelved by a call number assigned by subject headings. To locate them, search the online catalog for the author’s last name, title word(s) if known, and “theses” and the year granted as subject term(s).

Mechanical Science and Engineering dissertations and theses granted from 1985 to 1999 were assigned Q.629.1Ta, followed by the 2-number year, followed by starting letters from the author’s last name. (Example: A 1991 thesis by M. Doyle would be Q.629.1Ta91D). Dissertations and theses granted from 2000 to present were assigned Q.629.1Tb, followed by the 2-number year, followed by starting letters from the author’s last name. (Example: A 2006 thesis by H. Dewey would be Q.629.1Tb06De).

Mechanical Science and Engineering - Q. 621.8T

Subject Guide

Profile Photo

Ask a Librarian

  • << Previous: E-Books & Reference
  • Next: Additional Resources >>
  • Last Updated: Jun 16, 2023 9:35 AM
  • URL: https://guides.library.illinois.edu/mechse

Home Page

  •   Create Account
  •   Login
  •   Home

Browsing/Searching: UR Research > Mechanical Engineering Department  >  Mechanical Engineering Ph.D. Theses

  • Browse Publications
  • Browse Authors/Contributors
  • Browse Sponsors

Viewing: 1 - 25 of 59

phd thesis pdf mechanical engineering

  • Help  | 
  • Contact Us  | 
  • About  | 
  • Privacy Policy
  • Locations and Hours
  • UCLA Library
  • Research Guides

Mechanical Engineering

  • Dissertations
  • Science and Engineering Library

Finding UCLA Dissertations for Graduates of Specific Departments by Year

Dissertation databases.

  • Safety/MSDS Sources
  • Technical Reports
  • Data Management
  • Diverse Voices

For UCLA dissertations, search the UCLA Library Catalog :

  • Click on the Advanced Search tab
  • Enter dissertations "department name" UCLA in the search box; for example, dissertations physics UCLA
  • Keep the middle drop-down menu set at "all of these words"
  • Change the right-hand drop-down menu to "subject"
  • Sort the results by date

Full-text UC dissertations since 1996 are available from  ProQuest Dissertations and Theses . 

As of March 13, 2012, UCLA's  Graduate Division  only accepts electronic filing of theses and dissertations. Theses and dissertations filed after this date will only be accessible electronically. They can be found by searching the  UCLA Library Catalog ,  ProQuest Digital Dissertations and Theses , or  eScholarship . Authors may embargo theses or dissertations for up to two years, so the full text of recent theses and dissertations may not be available.

Non-UCLA users can obtain UCLA dissertations through  ProQuest UMI . The UCLA Library does not provide interlibrary loan service to individuals unaffiliated with UCLA. However, dissertations can be lent to institutions; see  information for borrowing institutions .

  • eScholarship, University of California This link opens in a new window UC's open access repository. Contains books, journals, working papers, conference publications, postprints, theses, and dissertations.
  • Center for Research Libraries (CRL) Foreign Dissertations Search the CRL Catalog for dissertations already held at the Center. If a foreign dissertation is not at CRL, UCLA's Interlibrary Loan Service will request that CRL acquire it for your use. This special issue of Focus on Global Resources describes CRL's extensive collection of foreign dissertations.
  • Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations This international organization promotes the adoption, creation, use, dissemination, and preservation of electronic analogues to traditional paper-based theses and dissertations in order to more effectively share knowledge.
  • British Library EThOS The British Library's electronic theses online service aims to provide a single point of access to all theses produced by UK higher education. It currently contains more than 250,000 records, with 25,000 open-access theses available for immediate download. Researchers can request theses not yet available electronically, which will be scanned and made freely available.
  • << Previous: Books
  • Next: Patents >>
  • Last Updated: Feb 16, 2024 10:31 AM
  • URL: https://guides.library.ucla.edu/mechanical

Your browser is unsupported

We recommend using the latest version of IE11, Edge, Chrome, Firefox or Safari.

Mechanical and Industrial Engineering

College of engineering, phd dissertations, acc heading link copy link.

Digital Commons @ Michigan Tech

Home > College of Engineering > Dept. of Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics > Dissertations, Master's Theses and Master's Reports

Department of Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics

Dept. of Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics Dissertations, Master's Theses and Master's Reports

Explore our collection of dissertations, master's theses and master's reports from the Department of Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics below.

Theses/Dissertations/Reports from 2023 2023

ALTERNATIVE METHOD FOR LOW FREQUENCY IMPACT SOUND MEASUREMENT FOR BUILDING FIELD TESTS , Sunit Girdhar

AN ACTIVE VOICE COIL NEGATIVE STIFFNESS VIBRATION ISOLATOR WITH APPLICATION TO MOBILE 3D PRINTING , Lucas M. Schloemp

AN EXPERIMENTALLY VALIDATED COMPUTATIONAL MODEL FOR THE DEGRADATION AND FRACTURE OF MAGNESIUM-BASED IMPLANTS IN A CHEMICALLY CORROSIVE ENVIRONMENT , Mark M. Ousdigian

CAPTURING MICROSTRUCTURAL HETEROGENEITY AND PREDICTING LOCAL TRANSPORT PHENOMENA IN PEMFC CATALYST LAYERS: A COMPREHENSIVE NETWORK MODELING APPROACH , Shahriar Alam

DATA-DRIVEN IDENTIFICATION AND MODELING OF NONLINEAR DYNAMICAL SYSTEMS USING DEEP LEARNING , Abdolvahhab Rostamijavanani

DESALINATION SYSTEM WITH SORPTION-BASED ZERO LIQUID DISCHARGE TECHNOLOGY , Shiying Cai

DESIGN, DEVELOPMENT, AND TESTING OF AN INVERTED PENDULUM THRUST STAND FOR LOW POWER HALL-EFFECT THRUSTERS , Joshua M. Kalkman

DEVELOPMENT AND TESTING OF A LOW MASS VIBRATORY LUNAR COMPACTOR , Charles Carey

DYNAMIC MODE DECOMPOSITION APPROACH FOR ESTIMATING THE SHAPE OF A CABLE , Yash Manik Chavan

Dynamic Modeling and Predictive Control of a Multi-Mode Combustion Engine , Sadaf Batool

ENERGY ANALYSIS OF DROPLET IMPINGEMENT ON AN INCLINED WALL UNDER DIFFERENT TEMPERATURE ENVIRONMENTS , Jiachen Zhai

Enhancing Lithium-Ion Battery Equivalent Circuit Models: Innovations in Parameter Derivation and Simulation , Logan R. Canull

MATERIAL CHARACTERIZATION AND MULTIPHYSICS MODELING OF CARBON NANOTUBE THERMOACOUSTIC LOUDSPEAKERS , Mahsa Asgarisabet

MOLECULAR DYNAMICS MODELING OF POLYMERS FOR AEROSPACE COMPOSITES , Swapnil Sambhaji Bamane

Nanomaterials for Cardiovascular Engineering , Roya Bagheri

Neuroevolution and Machine Learning Research Applied to Connected Automated Vehicle and Powertrain Control , Frédéric F. Jacquelin

NOVEL BAYESIAN NEURAL NETWORKS AND UNCERTAINTY QUANTIFICATION OF COMPUTATIONAL MECHANICS MODELS , Ponkrshnan Thiagarajan

On The Gaussian-Core Vortex Lattice Model for The Analysis of Wind Farm Flow Dynamics , Apurva Baruah

PROGRAMMING THE BISTABLE DYNAMIC VIBRATION ABSORBERS OF A 1D-METASTRUCTURE FOR ADAPTIVE BROADBAND VIBRATION ABSORPTION , Shantanu H. Chavan

RELIABILITY-BASED DESIGN OPTIMIZATION OF BATTERY THERMAL MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS UNDER UNCERTAINTY , Shreyas P. Vaidya

STUDY OF DROPLETS INTERACTIONS ON SOLID SURFACE FOR MANUFACTURING APPLICATIONS , Menghan Zhao

STUDY OF ECO-DRIVING AND CHARGING PLANNING IN CONNECTED AND AUTOMATED VEHICLES ENVIRONMENT , Pradeep Bhat

Study of nanocomposite materials using molecular dynamics , Prashik Sunil Gaikwad

Theses/Dissertations/Reports from 2022 2022

3D-PRINTED CERAMIC VOLUMETRIC RECEIVERS: FROM HIERARCHICALLY-ORDERED TO NATURE-INSPIRED HIGH-FLUX SOLAR THERMAL COLLECTORS , Rasoul Bayaniahangar

A COUPLED VISCOPLASTIC-DAMAGE CONSTITUTIVE MODEL FOR SEMICRYSTALLINE POLYMERS , Jeffrey Wiersma

ADVANCED THIN-FILM SORPTION THERMAL ENERGY STORAGE SYSTEMS FOR THERMAL LOAD SHEDDING/SHIFTING , Ikechukwu E. Okoh

AN EXPERIMENTAL STUDY OF FUEL SELECTION FOR A GASOLINE MULTI-MODE, SPARK IGNITED – COMPRESSION IGNITION ENGINE , Zachary J. Stanchina

AN EXPERIMENTAL STUDY ON THE IMPACT OF WATER INJECTION ON THE PERFORMANCE AND EMISSIONS OF A NATURAL GAS – DIESEL PILOT ENGINE , Nic Tuma

AN EXPERIMENTAL STUDY TOWARDS UNDERWATER PROPULSION SYSTEM USING STRUCTURE BORNE TRAVELING WAVES , Shreyas suhas Gadekar

ATOMISTIC-CONTINUUM MEMBRANE AND MACHINE LEARNING MODELS FOR TWO-DIMENSIONAL MATERIALS , Upenda Yadav

CALIBRATION AND INJECTION RATE SHAPING APPROACHES USING 1D HYDRAULIC DIESEL INJECTOR MODELING FOR GASOLINE COMPRESSION IGNITION APPLICATIONS , Atharva Desai

CALORIMETRIC MEASUREMENTS OF LUNAR REGOLITH SIMULANT AND WATER. AN EXPERIMENTAL STUDY CORRELATING WEIGHT PERCENT WATER AND TEMPERATURE CHANGE THROUGH PERIODS OF PHASE CHANGE. , George B. Johnson

CHARACTERIZATION OF HYDRAULIC FLOW NOISE INDUCED BY SPOOL VALVES , Carter A. Paprocki

Collective Hydrodynamics of Robotic Fish , Rohit S. Pandhare

COMBUSTION DEVELOPMENT OF A HIGH LOAD HIGH-EFFICIENCY MICRO-PILOT DIESEL NATURAL GAS ENGINE , Vinicius Bonfochi Vinhaes

CONCEPT EVALUATION AND DEVELOPMENT OF A NOVEL APPROACH FOR INTEGRATION OF TURBOGENERATION, ELECTRIFICATION AND SUPERCHARGING ON HEAVY DUTY ENGINES , Satyum Joshi

Design and analysis of Marangoni-driven robotic surfers , Mitchel L. Timm

DESIGN AND REAL-TIME IMPLEMENTATION OF OPTIMAL MODEL-BASED TORQUE SHAPING AUTOMOTIVE CONTROL SYSTEMS , G. V. Prithvi Reddy

DEVELOPMENT AND VALIDATION OF A FORCE MEASURING DEVICE FOR A LABORATORY WAVE TANK , Jacob K. Colling

DEVELOPMENT OF ADVANCED MODELS FOR PRE-IGNITION PREDICTION IN GAS ENGINES AND ANALYTICAL MODEL FOR WALLFILM EVAPORATION , Ankith Ullal

Fracture Mechanics of Chemically Strengthened Glass: Experiment and Modelling , Benedict Osobomen Egboiyi

MICROSCALE TRANSVERSE COMPRESSION MODELING: A COMPARATIVE STUDY OF THE ANALYTICAL MAC/GMC METHODS TO EXPERIMENTAL RESULTS , Emily Zeitunian

MODEL PREDICTIVE CONTROL OF ENERGY SYSTEMS FOR HEAT AND POWER APPLICATIONS , Chethan Ramakrishna Reddy

Molecular Modeling of High-performance Polymers , Sagar Umesh Patil

MOLECULAR MODELING OF HIGH-PERFORMANCE THERMOSET POLYMER MATRIX COMPOSITES FOR AEROSPACE APPLICATIONS , Prathamesh P. Deshpande

NUMERICAL DESIGN OF STEERABLE GUIDEWIRES , Onkar Prakash Salunkhe

NUMERICAL DEVELOPMENT OF A SIX-STROKE GASOLINE COMPRESSION IGNITION ENGINE , Oudumbar Rajput

Optimal Control of Nonlinear Wave Energy Converters In Heave for Maximum Power Extraction , Kevin Nelson

Oxidative aging and fracture behavior of polymers and composites: theory, modeling and experiments , Shabnam Konica

PARTIALLY STRATIFIED COMBUSTION OF NATURAL GAS FOR SPARK IGNITION ENGINES , Philip S. Zoldak

Passivity-Based Numerical Modeling and Grid Integration Strategies For Wave Energy Converter Arrays , Salman Husain

PERMEABILITY, STRUCTURAL CHANGES, FLOW REGIME TRANSITIONS IN FUEL CELL CATALYST LAYERS AND A MODEL FOR PREDICTING TRAPPED SATURATION FOR TWO-PHASE FLOW IN POROUS MEDIA , Karrar Takleef Alofari

SORPTION-BASED DEHYDRATION SYSTEMS: THEORY-TO-DEMONSTRATION , Masoud Ahmadi

Wireless Power Transfer In Autonomous Mobile Microgrids , Carl Greene

Theses/Dissertations/Reports from 2021 2021

A COMBUSTION MODEL FOR MULTI-COMPONENT FUELS BASED ON RELATIVE REACTIVITY AND MOLECULAR STRUCTURE , Arash Jamali

ACTIVE GRAVITY OFFLOADING SYSTEM WITH INFRARED TRACKING FOR ROVER TESTING , Travis Wavrunek

An Exploration of the Practice of Engineering as Experienced Through the Capstone Course , Mary Raber

Application of Carbon Nanotube Thermophones as Duct Noise Cancelling Speakers: Using New Technology with Old Theories , Stephania M. Vaglica

Atomistic continuum simulations for nano-indentation and compression of multi-layer graphene , Ashwini Nikumbh

Autonomous Vehicle Obstacle Avoidance Maneuvers: Analytical and Experimental Development of Friction Surface Dependent Path Planning and Control , Nathan D. Spike

Base Vibration Effects on Additive Manufactured Part Quality: A Study of 3D Printing Onboard U.S. Navy Ships , Nick Jensen

COMMISSIONING AND TESTING OF A NEW DUSTY THERMAL VACUUM CHAMBER , Ben Wiegand

Comparison of Path Planning Approaches of Autonomous Vehicles for Obstacle Avoidance Application , Duo Zhang

CORRELATED SIMULATION OF PSEUDO TRANSIENT TORQUE CONVERTER CLUTCH ENGAGEMENT USING COUPLED FLUID-STRUCTURE INTERACTION , Aniket Vilas Beldar

Defect Detection using Dynamic Analysis for Additive Manufactured Metals , Gita Deonarain

DEFORMATION MANIFOLD LEARNING MODEL FOR MULTI WALLED CARBON NANOTUBES , Shashank S. Pathrudkar

DESIGN AND IMPLEMENTATION OF AN OXIDATION CATALYST FOR A SPARK IGNITED TWO STROKE SNOWMOBILE ENGINE , Noah Squires

Design and Testing of an Open Source Vacuum Oven for Research, Community Recycling, and Additive Manufacturing , Benjamin R. Hubbard

DEVELOPMENT AND VALIDATION OF DYNAMIC PROGRAMMING ALGORITHM FOR ECO APPROACH AND DEPARTURE , Vasu Goyal

Development of a Method to Model an Enclosed, Coaxial Carbon Nanotube Speaker with Experimental Validation , Suraj Prabhu

DEVELOPMENT OF AUTONOMOUS VEHICLE MOTION PLANNING AND CONTROL ALGORITHM WITH D* PLANNER AND MODEL PREDICTIVE CONTROL IN A DYNAMIC ENVIRONMENT , Somnath Mondal

Development of the Carbon Nanotube Thermoacoustic Loudspeaker , Troy Bouman

Economic Sustainability Analysis of Natural Leather Industry, And Its Alternative Advancements , Yogesh Kumar Satish Kumar

ELECTRICAL POWER TAKE-OFF SYSTEM DESIGN AND PERFORMANCE ASSESSMENT FOR POINT ABSORBER WAVE ENERGY CONVERTER , Xiang Zhou

EXPERIMENTAL EVALUATION AND SIMULATION OF TORQUE TRANSMISSIBILITY FREQUENCY RESPONSE FUNCTIONS OF VIBRATION ISOLATORS AND ABSORBERS FOR DRIVETRAIN APPLICATIONS , Luke Jurmu

HIGH INJECTION PRESSURE IMPINGING DIESEL SPRAY CHARACTERISTICS AND SUBSEQUENT SOOT FORMATION IN REACTING CONDITIONS , Zhihao Zhao

Hydrodynamics of Vibrating Perforated Plates , Muhammad Usman

INTEGRATED TORREFACTION-EXTRUSION SYSTEM FOR CONVERSION OF FIBER-PLASTIC WASTES INTO SOLID FUELS , Shreyas Kolapkar

INVESTIGATION OF A MACHINE-PLANT INTERFACE FOR EXTRACTING ROOTED INVASIVE AQUATIC PLANTS , Brad Baas

Marangoni Propulsion of Active Particles , Saeed Jafari Kang

MATHEMATICAL MODELING AND NUMERICAL SIMULATION OF HEAT TRANSFER FROM ISOLATED OBJECTS , Esmaeil Dehdashti

MEMBRANE-BASED HEAT SINK FOR ENHANCED FLOW BOILING PERFORMANCE AND RELIABILITY , Shivam Gupta

MODEL-BASED ENGINE-OUT EMISSIONS ANALYSIS FOR A GASOLINE TURBOCHARGED DIRECT INJECTION SPARK-IGNITED ENGINE IN ELEVATED HEV CRANKING SPEED , Amir Khameneian

MULTISCALE INVESTIGATION OF DROPWISE CONDENSATION ON A SMOOTH HYDROPHILIC SURFACE , Shahab Bayani Ahangar

Nonlinear Model Predictive Control of Wave Energy Converter , Isha Malekar

NOVEL NEW MODELING PROCEDURE FOR INDUSTRIAL MACHINERY WITH NONLINEAR CONNECTIONS , Steven Whitican

Phase field fracture modeling for chemically strengthened glass and Machine Learning for Reaction-- diffusion equations , Revanth Mattey

PHASE-FIELD FRACTURE MODELING FOR INTERLOCKING MICRO-ARCHITECTURED MATERIALS , Shubham Sinha

Sliding Mode Control of a Nonlinear Wave Energy Converter Model , Tania Demonte Gonzalez

STUDYING THE EFFECTS OF INITIAL CRACK ANGLE ON THE CRACK PROPAGATION IN GRAPHENE NANO-RIBBON THROUGH MOLECULAR DYNAMICS SIMULATIONS , Vijay Kumar Pathak

TORREFACTION OF MIXED SOLID WASTE , Zhuo Xu

TOWARDS SYSTEMS ON CLOTH: THE DESIGN, MANUFACTURING, AND VALIDATION OF OPEN-SOURCE EMBROIDERED RESISTORS , Somerset Schrock

Transient Maneuvers and Pressure Analysis on an Automotive Torque Converter , Abigail A. Hempy

TUNING LONGITUDINAL BANDGAPS USING COMPLIANT BISTABLE METASTRUCTURAL DESIGNS , Akshay Soma

UNMANNED GROUND VEHICLE (UGV) DOCKING, CONNECTION, AND CABLING FOR ELECTRICAL POWER TRANSMISSION IN AUTONOMOUS MOBILE MICROGRIDS , John Naglak

Theses/Dissertations/Reports from 2020 2020

3D PRINTING OF IRON OXIDE INCORPORATED POLYDIMETHYLSILOXANE SOFT MAGNETIC ACTUATOR , Rasoul Bayaniahangar

A BAYESIAN CONVOLUTIONAL NEURAL NETWORK BASED CLASSIFIER TO DETECT BREAST CANCER FROM HISTOPATHOLOGICAL IMAGES AND UNCERTAINTY QUANTIFICATION , Pushkar Khairnar

ACTIVE NOISE CONTROL USING CARBON NANOTUBE THERMOPHONES: CASE STUDY FOR AN AUTOMOTIVE HVAC APPLICATION , Walker H. Nelson

ANALYSIS OF A CIRCULAR RESONANT PLATE FOR SHOCK TESTING , Jon Markl

A Neural Network Approach to Estimate Buoy Mooring Line Sensor Deflection , Tom Price

  • The Van Pelt and Opie Library
  • About Digital Commons @ Michigan Tech
  • Collections
  • Disciplines

Advanced Search

  • Notify me via email or RSS

Author Corner

  • Content Policy
  • Department of Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics

Home | About | FAQ | My Account | Accessibility Statement

Privacy Copyright

  • Theses and Dissertations
  • Message from the Interim Chair
  • UH Calendar
  • Open Positions
  • A Decade of Progress
  • Research Areas
  • Faculty Expertise
  • Laboratories & Facilities
  • Centers and Consortia
  • CTFM Seminars
  • Industrial Relations
  • Accreditation
  • Program Administration
  • Curriculum Flow Chart
  • Advising Information
  • Societies & Organizations
  • Capstone Design
  • Scholarships
  • Degree Programs
  • Online Graduate Degrees
  • Non-Degree Certificate Programs
  • Graduate Courses
  • Degree Plans
  • Graduate Student Association
  • UH-Extend Online ME Graduate Programs
  • Online Programs at the Cullen College
  • Momentum Magazine

Mechanical Engineering Communication Lab

Thesis Proposal

Note: This article is partially based on the 2017-2018 MechE Graduate Student Guide (PDF) . Please check the latest guide for the most-up to date formatting requirements.

Criteria for Success

A strong thesis proposal…

  • Motivates your project and introduces your audience to the state-of-the-art for the problem you’re working on.
  • Explains the limitations in the current methods through literature review and/or original analysis. This should also explain why the limitations matter and why they’re the right ones to focus on.
  • Clearly explains your technical approach to make specific improvements to some part of the field.
  • Uses original analysis and literature to support the feasibility of the approach.
  • Describes what is original about your work.
  • Provides a practical outline for completing this research : a degree timeline laying out quantifiable hypotheses, experimental/numerical/theoretical techniques, and metrics for evaluation .

Structure Diagram

Meche-specific structure requirements.

Your thesis proposal should be limited to 6 pages including figures and references.

In addition, you need a cover page that (only) includes:

  • tentative title of the thesis
  • brief abstract
  • committee chair and/or advisor should be indicated
  • include their official titles, departmental affiliations, and email addresses

The purpose of your thesis proposal is to introduce your research plan to your thesis committee. You want the committee members to come away understanding what your research will accomplish, why it is needed ( motivation ), how you will do it ( feasibility & approach ), and most importantly, why it is worthy of a PhD ( significance ).

You intend to solve a real and important problem, and you are willing to dedicate years of your life to it, so use your proposal to get the committee excited about your research!

Analyze your audience

Unlike many of the papers and presentations you will write during graduate school, only a select few people will read your thesis proposal. This group will always include your PhD committee and your research advisor, and may include other interested MechE faculty or scientists and engineers at your funding source.

Therefore, you will typically have a good understanding of your audience before it is written. This can allow you to tailor your message to the technical level of your specific audience. If you aren’t sure what your audience could reasonably be expected to know, be conservative! Regardless, your audience is always looking to answer the questions: “ what is this research, how will you perform it, and why does it matter?”

While the small audience may make you less interested in committing time to your proposal, the exercise of motivating and justifying your work plan will be critical to your PhD.

Follow the standard structure for research proposals

While some variation is acceptable, don’t stray too far from the following structure. See also the Structure Diagram above.

  • Introduction . Provide only the necessary information to motivate your research, and show how it fits into the broader field. What is the problem you are trying to solve? By the end of the introduction, your audience should understand the basics of what you will do and why you will do it.
  • Background/Methodology . Describe the current state of the art and related research fields in sufficient technical detail. The goal is provide just enough detail to give the reader a sound understanding of the limitations and the need for new work. Do not go into detail that does not directly help in understanding your You are not trying to make your reader understand everything about the topic or demonstrate how much you know.
  • Objectives . Although not strictly necessary, this section lets you summarize concrete goals of your work, and can help to serve as a checklist for yourself as you move through the process. This is best for projects that tackle many interrelated problems. Think of this as a list of concrete (quantifiable) goals that you want to accomplish.
  • Proposed Work. Explain how your work will solve the problems that you have identified. How will you address the objectives above? Provide just enough technical specificity to leave the reader with a firm grasp of what you will do.
  • Provide a set of time-structured goals and deliverables. While this is not strictly necessary, your committee will want a timeline when you meet with them, so it can help to start planning now. You want to graduate, so make sure that you have a plan to do so!
  • This is a standard section listing references in an appropriate format (MLA, APA, etc.)

Consider the logical sequence of your sections. After the introduction, your audience should be intrigued by a key problem, and intrigued that you know how to solve it. Through the background, they learn that this problem is more difficult than they originally realized. Finally, in the proposed work they learn that your proposal addresses the additional complexity introduced in the background, and they have confidence that you can actually solve the problem.

Summarize the current research field

You need to have a strong grasp of the broader research community. How can you contribute, if you don’t know what is done and what needs to be done?

The point here is not to educate your audience, but rather to provide them with the tools needed to understand your proposal. A common mistake is to explain all of the research that you did to understand your topic and to demonstrate that you really know your field. This will bore your audience, who either already knows this information or does not see why they should care. It’s more important to show where current gaps are. Cut anything that doesn’t answer the what and why of what people are doing. Your depth of knowledge will come through in your thoughtful proposal.

Justify the significance of your work

Answer the question: “What happens if your work is successful?” Again, you are trying to convince your readers either to give you funding or to work with you for three (or more) years. Convince them that your project is worth it.

Your research doesn’t have to revolutionize your field, but you need to explain concretely how it will move your field forward. For example, “Successful development of the proposed model will enable high-fidelity simulation of boiling” is a specific and convincing motivation, compared to, “The field of boiling modeling must be transformed in order to advance research.”

Justify your research plan

Identify the steps needed to overcome your identified problem/limitation. Though your PhD will evolve over time, the tasks and timeline that you identify in your proposal will continue to help determine the trajectory of your research. A good plan now can save a lot of work a few years down the road.

A strong research plan answers three key questions:

  • g., “In order to engineer material properties using mesoscopic defects, it is necessary to characterize the defects, measure how they affect material response, and identify techniques to reproducibly create the defects at specific sites within a material.”
  • g., “In my PhD, I will focus on developing high-speed dynamic imaging techniques to characterize transient defect states in metallic nanowires. I will then use these techniques to measure the properties of nanowires fabricated with three different processes known to produce different defect structures.”
  • How will you evaluate success in each step? These metrics should be concrete and measurable! Putting the thought into metrics now will make it easier for your committee (and yourself) to check a box and say ‘you can graduate.’

Each of these questions should be supported by details that reflect the current state of the art. Technical justification is critical to establish credibility for your plan. Reference the material that you introduced in the background section. You should even use your research plan to tailor your background section so that your committee knows just enough to believe what you’re claiming in your plan.

Based on the tasks and metrics in your plan, establish specific reflection points when you’ll revisit the scope of your project and evaluate if changes are needed.

Include alternative approaches

You won’t be able to predict all of the challenges you will encounter, but planning alternative approaches early on for major methods or decision points will prepare you to make better game-time decisions when you come up against obstacles. e.g.,

I will develop multi-pulse, femtosecond illumination for high speed imaging following Someone et al. Based on the results they have shown, I expect to be able to observe defect dynamics with micron spatial resolution and microsecond temporal resolution. If these resolutions are not achievable in the nanowire systems, I will explore static measurement techniques based on the work of SomeoneElse et al.

Resources and Annotated Examples

Annotated example 1.

This is a recent MechE thesis proposal, written in the style of an IEEE paper. 1,022 KB

George W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering

Ph.D. Residency Requirement

Doctoral students must spend at least two full-time semesters in residence at the Georgia Institute of Technology and ordinarily must complete research for the dissertation while in residence. Under special circumstances, candidates who have met the residency requirement may receive permission to pursue their research in absentia, provided the chair of the appropriate school approves and a faculty member directs the project. In either case, doctoral students working full time on thesis research should be registered for a full course load of "9000" dissertation hours each semester.

Guidelines for Ph.D. Dissertation

Doctoral research should provide a useful educational experience that emphasizes creativity, independent action and learning, implementation of research methodology, and a scholarly approach.  The research must be relevant to the field in which you are pursuing a degree.  The dissertation should demonstrate a high degree of proficiency in the written communication (in English) of research results.  It should conform to the Institute's requirements as outlined in the Thesis Manual.

After adequate preparation, you must complete a searching and authoritative investigation in your chosen field, culminating in a written dissertation covering that investigation.  The dissertation either must be an addition to the fundamental knowledge of the field or a new and better interpretation of facts already known.  The dissertation must demonstrate that you possess powers of original thought, a talent for research, and the ability to organize and present findings.

The contribution must be original and, as such, should represent a substantial addition to the fundamental knowledge of the field or a new and better interpretation of facts already known. Dissertations based on well-known principles, techniques, and models applied to situations only somewhat different from previous applications are not acceptable.

The dissertation should contain clear statements about the relevance and importance of the problem as well as the significance, originality, and generality of the research results.  The relationship of the research to the literature in the field should be described fully.  The dissertation must demonstrate an understanding of the theory and methodology related to its main thrust, and it should reflect knowledge of the application area.

The research should possess the major characteristics of the scientific method, namely, objectivity and reproducibility.  Experimental and theoretical research assumptions should be clearly stated.  The scope of the research should be such that it requires at least the time and effort equivalent to one year of full-time graduate study.  The research should result in at least one paper that might be published in a refereed journal of engineering, science, management, or architecture, as appropriate.

Ph.D. Dissertation Defense Process

Your defense must be at least six (6) months after your proposal presentation.

After adequate preparation, you must complete a searching and authoritative investigation in your chosen field that culminates in a written dissertation describing that investigation.  An oral defense of the dissertation will be scheduled.  The following procedure must be followed at the time of the dissertation defense.

Step 1. Provide your completed written Ph.D. Dissertation to the members of your Ph.D. Reading Committee.

You must provide copies of the completed final draft of your dissertation to each member of the Ph.D. Dissertation Reading Committee. This must be done at least two weeks before the final dissertation defense. The defense may be scheduled only after the members of your committee have reviewed the written document and consider the dissertation to be satisfactory.

Step 2. Schedule your Ph.D. Dissertation Defense and submit your Ph.D. Dissertation Defense announcement to the Office of Student Services.

Poll your committee and establish a date and time for the defense.  Reserve a room, and prepare an announcement of the defense.  Submit your announcement at the following link: https://www2.me.gatech.edu/graddb/forms/student/

This step must be completed at least two weeks (14 days) before your defense. The announcement will be posted to the Woodruff School Calendar.

Step 3. Submit your Certificate of Thesis Approval.

A. The Thesis/Proposal/Dissertation Assessment form is now available in Qualtrics . Each committee member must complete the Qualtrics form at the conclusion of the presentation. The form will be routed to the Office of Student Services for further processing.

B.  After your presentation, please complete the Certificate of Thesis Approval for Doctoral Students form via DocuSign. Please list Dr. Andrei Fedorov as the Graduate Coordinator/Staff Administrator. An email will send automatically requesting the required signatures. Everyone will receive a final, signed copy of the form. Please email the final, signed copy of your form to your Staff Academic Advisor.

IMPORTANT NOTICE:

You must be registered during the semester in which the final presentation occurs, unless an Enrollment Waiver ( http://registrar.gatech.edu/docs/pdf/Enrollment_Waiver_form.pdf ) is requested and approved.

Submitting your Dissertation

Format Check

You are urged to have your thesis format checked before making the final copies for your committee. To make an appointment to have the format of your thesis checked, please call the Graduate Thesis Office (Savant Building, Room 318) at 404-894-3092, or e-mail [email protected] .

There are deadlines for the initial format check that is one week before the final submission deadline. There is a recommended deadline, but initial format checks will not be done in the week leading up to the thesis deadline; only final submissions will be checked that week. The specific requirements for the format, publication, and distribution of the thesis are explained here: http://gradadmiss.gatech.edu/theses-dissertations

Electronic Submission of Theses and Dissertations

Paper copies should be given to your advisor and the members of your reading committee, unless the members request a different format.

Please submit your theses electronically to the Graduate Studies office: grad.gatech.edu/theses-dissertations-electronic-submission

Enter the requested information about yourself and your thesis/dissertation and upload your thesis or dissertation in PDF format. Once you submit the documents electronically, an e-mail notice will be sent to your committee members.

The Thesis Approval Page will be the second page in your thesis/dissertation, but it will not show any signatures. List the committee members who approved your thesis or dissertation, but remove the signature lines and be certain you type in the date, which is the date that the final draft of your thesis/dissertation was approved.

The Graduate Office will check your electronic document and let you know about any corrections you must make. Make the corrections and resubmit the corrected file. If the Graduate Office has all the related documents, your thesis/dissertation will be approved and they will notify the Registrar's Office that you are eligible to graduate. Once you have graduated, your thesis/dissertation will be released for electronic circulation.

Publication of your Dissertation

It is the policy of the Georgia Institute of Technology that doctoral dissertations and master's theses are to be published in the open literature.  Extraordinary delays to protect proprietary interests of sponsors are allowed.  It is anticipated that all Ph.D. dissertations and a significant fraction of master's theses be published as archival publications in the open, refereed literature. In all cases, doctoral research should meet all the requirements given in the section on General Guidelines for Ph.D. Dissertation Research, and in no situation should these items be compromised to allow for concealing important research results because of security classification or a sponsor's proprietary interest.

Under unusual circumstances and with the approval of the Dean of Graduate Studies, the dissertation may be held by the Dean for a period of time not to exceed one year before transmittal to the Georgia Tech Library for online posting as a PDF file.

IMAGES

  1. PHD Thesis Synopsis Sample

    phd thesis pdf mechanical engineering

  2. Mechanical Thesis Writing Services

    phd thesis pdf mechanical engineering

  3. Phd thesis pdf mechanical engineering

    phd thesis pdf mechanical engineering

  4. Mechanical Engineering Thesis Ideas

    phd thesis pdf mechanical engineering

  5. Mechanical Engineering PHD Thesis Topics (1) Research Topics

    phd thesis pdf mechanical engineering

  6. 20 Mechanical Thesis Topics in Engineering

    phd thesis pdf mechanical engineering

VIDEO

  1. Fundamentals of Mechanical Engineering

  2. Getting a PhD as an Engineer or Not?

  3. Mechanical Engineering PhD Experience of Conor Doyle

  4. Master's Thesis Defense

  5. Thesis and Dissertation Formatting Tutorial 1: An Overview of the Preliminary Pages

  6. My PhD thesis experience and advice: Electrical Engineering 2016-2020

COMMENTS

  1. Mechanical Engineering Theses and Dissertations

    Mechanical Engineering Theses and Dissertations Follow Jump to: Theses/Dissertations from 2023 PDF Metachronal Locomotion: Swimming, Scaling, and Schooling, Kuvvat Garayev PDF A Human-in-the-Loop Robot Grasping System with Grasp Quality Refinement, Tian Tan Theses/Dissertations from 2022 PDF

  2. Mechanical Engineering Masters Theses Collection

    Mechanical Engineering Masters Theses Collection Theses from 2023 PDF Device Design for Inducing Aneurysm-Susceptible Flow Conditions Onto Endothelial Cells, hans f. foelsche, Mechanical Engineering PDF Thermal Conductivity and Mechanical Properties of Interlayer-Bonded Graphene Bilayers, Afnan Mostafa, Mechanical Engineering PDF

  3. Mechanical Engineering Theses and Dissertations

    Mechanical Engineering Theses and Dissertations Theses/Dissertations from 2023 PDF A Series of Improved and Novel Methods in Computer Vision Estimation, James J. Adams PDF Experimental Validation of a Vibration-Based Sound Power Method, Trent P. Bates PDF Detecting Lumbar Muscle Fatigue Using Nanocomposite Strain Gauges, Darci Ann Billmire PDF

  4. Mechanical Engineering: Find Theses and Dissertations

    PhdData (The Universal Index of Doctoral Dissertations in Progress) This site holds a database of doctoral dissertations in progress around the world. Registry of Open Access Repositories (ROAR) Includes links to 100+ sites providing e-theses. Center for Research Libraries: Foreign Doctoral Dissertations

  5. MIT Theses

    If you are a recent MIT graduate, your thesis will be added to DSpace within 3-6 months after your graduation date. Please email [email protected] with any questions. ... Mechanical Engineering (1776) Engineering Systems Division. (1587)... View More Date Issued 2000 - 2023 (38798) 1900 - 1999 (22398) 1868 - 1899 (91) Has File(s) Yes (61289 ...

  6. PDF Evolution of Trending Topics in Mechanical Engineering Research Theses

    Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering. As new concepts and technologies emerge, researchers in mechanical engineering have focused on various areas of study. This thesis seeks to understand the evolution of research topics over time and identify which subjects have been favored at different points.

  7. Theses and Dissertations--Mechanical Engineering, University of

    Theses/Dissertations from 2023 PDF Utilization of Uncrewed Aircraft Systems Towards Investigating the Structure of the Atmospheric Surface Layer, Loiy Al-Ghussain PDF MECHANICAL ENERGY HARVESTER FOR POWERING RFID SYSTEMS COMPONENTS: MODELING, ANALYSIS, OPTIMIZATION AND DESIGN, Alireza Babaei PDF

  8. Mechanical Engineering Theses and Dissertations

    PDF. Experimental Observation of Sphere Symmetric Isolated Single Droplet Combustion in a Converging Channel, Mason Carrington Williams. Theses/Dissertations from 2022 PDF. Molten Salt Thermal Properties Database - Thermochemical Development and Thermodynamic Assessment of Various Molten Salt Systems, Johnathon Chandler Ard. PDF

  9. Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering Theses & Dissertations

    Theses and dissertations published by graduate students in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, College of Engineering, Old Dominion University since Fall 2016 are available in this collection. Backfiles of all dissertations (and some theses) have also been added.

  10. Dissertations & Theses

    As part of the requirements for graduate level degrees, students must complete a thesis for a Master's degree and/or dissertation for a Ph.D. Dissertations and theses are submitted to the academic department and the Graduate College and are made available through the University Library. ... PDF copies of dissertations and theses from U.S ...

  11. Browsing/Searching: Mechanical Engineering Ph.D. Theses

    Department of Mechanical Engineering, 2023. 2023. 8/31/2025. Elliot Maxwell Snider - Author. Ranga Dias - Thesis Advisor. Application of grinding fundamentals to develop material-specific relationships in the dental-grinding procedure. Thesis (Ph. D.)--University of Rochester.

  12. PDF Guide to Graduate Study in Mechanical Engineering

    All official transcripts must be submitted directly to the MechE Graduate Office, Room 1-112, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 77 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02139 but only after the student has been admitted. All electronic transcripts should be submitted to [email protected].

  13. Research Guides: Mechanical Engineering: Dissertations

    Dissertation Databases ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global Formerly ProQuest Digital Dissertations, this database indexes doctoral dissertations from 1861 to the present, with abstracts since 1980. A number of master's theses are also indexed, with abstracts since 1988.

  14. PhD Dissertations

    Novel Perspectives in Non-Invasive Diagnosis of Ailments through Analysis of Mechanical Wave Motion: Thomas Royston: Rohanifar, Milad : Numerical Characterization of Mechanical Properties of Fiber Network Materials: Hamed Hatami-Marbini: Rojaee, Ramin : Polymer Composite Electrolytes and Their Interfacial Engineering for Lithium Batteries: Reza ...

  15. PDF Graduate Handbook for Mechanical Engineering

    the Mechanical Engineering Faculty in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science. At least one graduate faculty member must be from another department. The majority of the committee, including the major adviser, must be full or adjunct members of the Graduate Faculty.

  16. Department of Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics

    Dept. of Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics Dissertations, Master's Theses and Master's Reports Explore our collection of dissertations, master's theses and master's reports from the Department of Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics below. Follow Jump to: Theses/Dissertations/Reports from 2023 PDF

  17. Theses and Dissertations

    Department of Mechanical Engineering Engineering Building 1, Room N207 4226 Martin Luther King Boulevard Houston, TX 77204-4006 Phone: 713-743-4500

  18. Student Theses

    Ashwin K P: PhD: Adviser: Prof. Ashitava Ghosal Thesis Topic: Development of a flexible actuator and motion planning for endoscopic robots Krishna Mohan Kumar: PhD: Adviser: Prof. M. L. Munjal Thesis Topic: Direct estimation of acoustic source characteristics of the internal combustion engine exhaust system and analysis of complex muffler configurations

  19. A Guide to Writing a Senior Thesis in Engineering

    If you are unsure if your research project will fulfill a thesis in your area of engineering please reach out early (sophomore or junior year) to your DUS or ADUS in engineering. Biomedical Engineering ADUS: Linsey Moyer, PhD . [email protected]. Electrical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering ADUS: Chris Lombardo . lombardo@seas ...

  20. Thesis Proposal : Mechanical Engineering Communication Lab

    Thesis Proposal : Mechanical Engineering Communication Lab Home Use The Commkit Thesis Proposal Thesis Proposal Note: This article is partially based on the 2017-2018 MechE Graduate Student Guide (PDF). Please check the latest guide for the most-up to date formatting requirements. Criteria for Success A strong thesis proposal…

  21. Mechanical Engineering Undergraduate Honors Theses

    Theses from 2021 PDF Thermal Testing and Characterization of Nanoparticles Synthesized for Biological Treatment, Tonie Butler PDF Designing Cryogenic Strain Device for 2D Materials, Jake Carter PDF Design and Control of a Peristaltic Pump to Simulate Left Atrial Pressure in a Conductive Silicone Model, Jeremy Collins PDF

  22. PhD Dissertation

    Step 1. Provide your completed written Ph.D. Dissertation to the members of your Ph.D. Reading Committee. You must provide copies of the completed final draft of your dissertation to each member of the Ph.D. Dissertation Reading Committee. This must be done at least two weeks before the final dissertation defense.

  23. PDF Mechanical Engineering, PhD

    The department of Mechanical Engineering offers a PhD in Mechanical Engineering. The student must achieve a 3.0 GPA separately in each of the following areas: the Mechanical Engineering major area, the minor area, and the quantitative methods area. The minor is normally taken in one of the other major areas of the PhD in Engineering or in the ...

  24. Goodgrades Writers on Instagram: " 微信:[Goodgrades_writers] 获得你的 A 成绩!

    assignments and exams,thesis, res..." Goodgrades Writers on Instagram: "📩微信:[Goodgrades_writers] 获得你的 A 成绩! 📥 assignments and exams,thesis, research and projects Online Assignment Writing help has emerged as a valuable resource for students seeking to manage their academic workload effectively.