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Theses/Dissertations from 2018

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Thermal-Fatigue and Thermo-Mechanical Equivalence for Transverse Cracking Evolution in Laminated Composites, Javier Cabrera Barbero

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An Experimental Investigation of the Cooling System for a Free Piston Stirling Engine, Akshay Milind Gupte

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INSTRUMENTATION AND INERTIAL NAVIGATION SYSTEMS DESIGN FOR TENSEGRITY ROBOT IMPLEMENTATIONS, Scott Edward Harper

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DEVELOPMENT OF OXIDE-DISPERSION-STRENGTHENED NICKEL-BASED SUPER ALLOY POWDERS FOR ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING, Sizhe Huang

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The Nakahara Effect and Its Influence On Solution-Based 3D Printed Films, Daryl Kwakye-Ackah

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Comparison of emissions measurement between a sensor-based compact emissions meter and a standard PEMS, Jordan Matthew Leatherman

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Investigation of Combustion Characteristics of a Heavy-Duty Diesel Engine Retrofitted to Natural Gas Spark Ignition Operation, Jinlong Liu

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Design and Evaluation of Novel Attitude Estimation System Using MEMS Sensors for Indoor UAS, Joshua Bruce Milam

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Design and Optimization of a 1 kW Stirling Engine, Garrett Tyler Rinker

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Experimental Design, Testing, and Evaluation of Methods to Improve the Efficiency and Reduce Emissions from a Small Two-stroke Natural Gas Engine, Christopher Joseph Ulishney

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Plasmon-Enhanced Optical Sensing by Engineering Metallic Nanostructures, Peng Zheng

Theses/Dissertations from 2014

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Aircraft Abnormal Conditions Detection, Identification, and Evaluation Using Innate and Adaptive Immune Systems Interaction, Dia Al Azzawi

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Method to Develop a Control System for a Stable and Guidable Hybrid Projectile, Joseph Close

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Computational Strategies for Faster Combustion Simulations with Detailed Chemistry, Jose A. Escobar-Vargas

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Investigation of PM Formation and Evolution in Plumes Emitted by Heavy-Duty Diesel Vehicles: Wind Tunnel Study, Daniele Littera

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Development of the West Virginia University Small Microgravity Research Facility (WVU SMiRF), Kyle G. Phillips

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Vibration Attenuation of Composite Moving Beams using Active Vibration Control Techniques, Gouthami Polina

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Assessment strategies for mixing in very viscous gas-liquid two-phase flows, Sharad Chand Ravinuthala

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Numerical investigation of the influence of elevated turbulence levels on the cooling effectiveness of an anti-vortex hole geometry, Timothy William Repko

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Development of a Remote Laboratory with the Integration of Cloud Applications, Jeremy Thompson

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Investigation of Emission Characteristics during Low Temperature Combustion using Multivariate Adaptive Regression Splines, Mario Velardi

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A Force Sensor Array for Space Applications, Timothy L. Weadon

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A Lumped Computational Model for Sodium Sulfur Battery Analysis, Fan Wu

Theses/Dissertations from 2013

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Folding Solid-Membrane Wing Structure for a Micro Air Vehicle, Joe D. Allen Jr.

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Embedded Nanosensors for defect identification using flexible, optically transparent, deformation responsive wrinkled Single Walled Carbon Nanotube meshes, Pallavi Anipindi

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Tracer Gas Exposure of Human Subjects Doing Simulated Work at a Benchtop Enclosing Hood in a Wind Tunnel, Rolando A. Carreno-Chavez

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Analytical and Computational Study of Flame Acceleration in Tubes: Effect of Wall Friction, Berk Demirgok

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Experimentally Determined Equivalent Roughness Values For Two Types of Longitudinal Straight Duct Produced by a Small Company, Raphael W. Alwin Dodrill

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A Versatile Method of Resolution Enhancement for Tactile Sensor Array Used as Synthetic Skin: Modeling and Implementation, Karen Flores De Jesus

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Numerical and experimental study on the ability of dynamic roughness to alter the development of a leading edge vortex, Christopher D. Griffin

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Droplet Impact Sub-cavity Histories and PDPA Spray Experiments for Spray Cooling Modeling, Nicholas Lee Hillen

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Wind and Wake Sensing with UAV Formation Flight: System Development and Flight Testing, Trenton Jameson Larrabee

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Effect of Thermal Loading on the Performance of Horizontally Curved I-Girder Bridges, Kevyn C. McBride

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Correlation of Photocatalytic Activity with Band Structure of Low-dimensional Semiconductor Nanostructures, Fanke Meng

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Composite Multifunctional Lithium Ion Batteries, Joshua Mullenax

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Corrosion Fatigue Crack Propagation of Oil-Grade Alloy 718 in NaCl Solution, Jared S. Nutter

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Sensitivity and stability analysis of nonlinear Kalman filters with application to aircraft attitude estimation, Matthew Brandon Rhudy

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Investigation of the Dual-Fuel Conversion of a Direct Injection Diesel Engine, John S. Smallwood

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Aerodynamic Parameter Identification of a Venus Lander, Robert A. Sykes

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Characterization of the composition and toxicity of particulate matter emissions from advanced heavy-duty natural gas engines, Arvind Thiruvengadam Padmavathy

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Investigation of Emissions and Fuel Economy for the Integrated Bus Information System, Jun Tu

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Machine-Vision-Based Pose Estimation System Using Sensor Fusion for Autonomous Satellite Grappling, Andres Felipe Velasquez Escandon

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Development of an Integrated Intelligent Multi -Objective Framework for UAV Trajectory Generation, Jennifer Nicole Wilburn

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Experimental investigation of the vibrational and thermal response of a laser spark plug, Gregory S. Yoder

Theses/Dissertations from 2012

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Initiation and Evolution of Matrix Cracking in Non-Symmetric Laminates under in-Plane and Flexural Loading, Adi Adumitroaie

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Design and Evaluation of a Marine Scrubber System, Louise S. Ayre

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Flexibility and Transient Dynamic Analysis of a Slider-Crank Deployment Mechanism, Andres Cavezza

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Discrete Damage Mechanics Applied To Transverse Matrix Cracking, Fernando A. Cosso

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A Simplified Icing Model for Simulation and Analysis of Dynamic Effects, Matthew A. Cunningham

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Tribological Analysis of Hydrophobic Thin Film with Antimicrobial Properties, Elizabeth E. DeFusco

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Driving Cycle Properties and their Influence on Fuel Consumption and Emissions, Oscar Francisco Delgado-Neira

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Control scheme for cathode airflow during load swings in a solid oxide fuel cell/gas turbine system, Megan Rae Gorrell

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In-Situ Surface Deformation and IR Emission Measurements for Solid Oxide Fuel Cells, Huang Guo

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UAV Simulation Environment for Autonomous Flight Control Algorithms, Ondrej Karas

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A Phase Separation Study of Biological Polymers in Solid State Films, Jaclyn Nicole Kokx

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A High-Temperature Electrochemical Carbon Monoxide Sensor with Nanostructured Metal Oxide Electrode, Anveeksh Koneru

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Augmented Propeller Design with the use of a Passive Circulation Control Pressurization System, Jonathan Kweder

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Gold Nanoparticle-Based Surface Plasmon Mediated Surface-Enhanced Raman Scattering and Energy Transfer Platforms for Sensing Applications, Ming Li

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Comparison of Three Machine Vision Pose Estimation Systems Based on Corner, Line, and Ellipse Extraction for Satellite Grasping, Jeremy A. Luckett

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Quantification of Mixing in Microchannels, Vijaymaran Manickam

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OnBoard Parameter Identification for a Small UAV, Amanda K. McGrail

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Effect of seat orientation on ingress/egress joint kinematics and reach envelope, Christopher W. Moore

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Experimental Investigation of Particulate Deposition on a Simulated Film-Cooled Turbine Vane Pressure Surface in a High Pressure Combustion Facility, Robert G. Murphy

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Novel Engineered Nanostructured Complex Oxide for High Temperature Thermoelectric Power Generation, Diego F. Palacio

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Structural and Mechanical Properties of Silica and Hybrid Aerogels and Xerogels Studied Using Molecular Dynamics Simulations, John Sandro Rivas Murillo

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An in Vitro Microenvironment for Nucleus Pulposus Regeneration, Mark S. Shoukry

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Development of a powertrain control algorithm for a compound-split diesel hybrid-electric vehicle, Douglas Alan Ward

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A Novel Approach To Residence Time Distribution, Jackson W. Wolfe

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Optimization tool for transit bus fleet management, Feng Zhen

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Microfluidic Based Human Blood Plasma Separation, Ruizhi Zhong

Theses/Dissertations from 2011

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Utilization of IGS Information for Improved Real-time GPS Positioning, Francis James Barchesky

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Modeling and Analysis of Multiple Engine Aircraft Configurations for Fault Tolerant Control, Frederick M. Beamer

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Prediction of Mechanical Properties of Aerogels using a Multifractal Multidimensional Multiscaling Approach, Fritz Andres Campo Schickler

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Development of a Flexible Load-Based Micro-Indentation System, Chia-Nung Chou

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Parameter Estimation Analysis for Hybrid Adaptive Fault Tolerant Control, Peter B. Eshak

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Sensor Fusion Based Fault-Tolerant Attitude Estimation Solutions for Small Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, Jason Nicholas Gross

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Transport processes in low turbulence flows associated with enclosing hoods, Ertan Karaismail

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Model Based Evaluation of the Differences between Full and Partial Flow Particulate Matter Sampling Systems, Nathan Kimble

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Numerical simulation of a load-based microindentation technique for nde on thermal barrier coating systems, Kwangsoon Lee

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Hybrid Organic/Inorganic Flexible Structures: Low Temperature Deposition of Silver Conductive Tracks on Flexible Substrates, Phillip R. McElfresh

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Modeling and flight testing of differential thrust and thrust vectoring on a small UAV, Zachary J. Merceruio

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Juxtaposition of In-Use Vehicular Emissions Measurement Equipment, Brock A. Merritt

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Development of an Artificial Neural Network to Predict In-Use Engine Emissions, Melissa L. Morris

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Aircraft parameter identification for application within a fault-tolerant flight control system, Kerri B. Phillips

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Experimental characterization of fuel cell gas turbine power system and determination of optimal trajectories of operation using a model predictive controller, Bernardo Restrepo

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Development of a real-time high-resolution 3D ultrasound imaging system, Cesar Augusto Sandoval Leon

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Study of Transit Bus Duty Cycle and its Influence on Fuel Economy and Emissions of Diesel-Electric Hybrids, Jairo A. Sandoval Leon

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Design of fault tolerant control system for individual blade control helicopters, Sergio Tamayo

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Progression in Non-Destructive Spallation Prediction and Elevated Temperature Mechanical Property Evaluation of Thermal Barrier Coating Systems by Use of a Spherical Micro-Indentation Method, Jared Michael Tannenbaum

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Study on Surface Tension and Evaporation Rate of Human Saliva, Saline, and Water Droplets, Tian Zhang

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Mechanical Property Evaluation of Torrefied Biomass Materials with Correlation to Grinding Efficiency, Xin Zhou

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Implementation of a Helicopter Flight Simulator with Individual Blade Control, Andrew G. Zinchiak

Theses/Dissertations from 2010

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Durability prediction of structural composites through a continuum damage mechanics approach, Hermann E. Alcazar

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A degradation model for solid oxide fuel cell anodes due to impurities in coal syngas, Fatma Nihan Cayan

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Heavy-duty diesel engine oil aging effects on emissions, Mrinmoy Dam

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A component based model for the prediction of the product yields of the pyrolysis of a biomass particle, Brian C. Eberly

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Modeling and simulation of tricycle landing gear at normal and abnormal conditions, Philip E. Evans

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A numerical and experimental study of the effects of dynamic roughness on laminar leading edge separation, Peter D. Gall

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The development of a dynamic scissor lift model, Jared J. Hartsell

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Spray cooling simulation implementing time scale analysis and the Monte Carlo method, Paul Joseph Kreitzer