Dissertations (MEAM)

Research in the Department of Mechanical Engineering & Applied Mechanics focuses on the areas of Biomechanics, Fluid Mechanics, Mechanical and Electromechanical Systems, Mechanics of Materials, and Thermal Sciences and Energy Conversion.

Theses and Dissertations from 2008

Homogenization-based constitutive models for viscoplastic porous media with evolving microstructure, Konstantinos Danas

Theses and Dissertations from 2007

Motion control strategies for networked robot teams in environments with obstacles, M. Ani Hsieh

Interfacial characteristics of a gas bubble immersed in a surfactant and protein laden fluid: Experimentation and modeling, Joshua Willard Lampe

Non-associated plastic flow and effects on macroscopic failure mechanisms, Vikranth Racherla

The interplay of cell tension, elasticity, and adhesion: From the simple red cell membrane to differentiation and signaling muscle cells, Shamik Sen

Electromechanics of suspensions, T. N Swaminathan

Theses and Dissertations from 2006

Mechanochemical signaling directs cell state: A mechanics of materials foundation for cell biology, Adam J Engler

Macroscopic behavior and field statistics in viscoplastic composites, Martin Ignacio Idiart

Adaptive randomized algorithms for validation and analysis of complex systems, Jongwoo Kim

Reinforcement learning for mobile robot controllers: Theory and experiments, Meghann M Lomas

On the effective behavior, microstructure evolution, and macroscopic stability of elastomeric composites, Oscar Lopez-Pamies

Theses and Dissertations from 2005

Dynamics and control of a class of modular locomotion systems, Sachin Chitta

The role of tension on supraspinatus tendon to bone healing in a newly developed animal model of chronic rotator cuff tears, Jonathan A Gimbel

Evolution of laminar mixing layer, Din-Chih Hwang

Martensitic phase transformations in shape -memory alloys: Constitutive modeling and numerical simulation, Carl V Jannetti

Kinematics, energetics, and design of single and multi-body systems: With applications to non-commutative rotations and protein models, Sung K Koh

Fluid mechanics and mass transfer in rotating cylindrical vessels: A numerical and experimental study, Karthik Mukundakrishnan

A framework for shared motion control: Human -robot augmentation with applications to assistive technology, Sarangi Patel Parikh

Theses and Dissertations from 2004

Desalination by membrane distillation, Abdulaziz Mohammed Alklaibi

Investigations on contact-aided compliant mechanisms, Nilesh Dhananjaya Mankame

Modeling complex interactions in microfluidic systems, Shizhi Qian

Air ground coordination for image based control of an unmanned ground vehicle using aerial imagery, Rahul S Rao

Theses and Dissertations from 2003

Vision based control of unmanned aerial vehicles with applications to an autonomous four -rotor helicopter, quadrotor, Erdinc Altug

Geometric methods for multi-robot planning and control, Calin Andrei Belta

A framework for control of formations of mobile robots: Theory and experiments, Aveek Kumar Das

Macroscopic behavior, field fluctuations and texture evolution in viscoplastic polycrystals, Yi Liu

Theses and Dissertations from 2002

A conjugate transient computational analysis of flow, heat, and mass transfer in desiccant -airflow systems, Hassan Siraj Al-Sharqawi

Simulation and control of hybrid systems with applications to mobile robotics, Joel Matthew Esposito

Modeling of rigid body contacts for dynamic simulation, Peter Roy Kraus

Modeling, analysis and simulation of multibody systems with contact and friction, Peng Song

Vision -based characterization, manipulation, and control of objects using compliant tools, Xiaoye Wang

Theses and Dissertations from 1996

Fabrication and calibration of micro temperature sensors on silicon for measurement of surface temperature during nucleate pool boiling in dielectric liquid, William John Miller

Theses and Dissertations from 1995

Stability of grasped objects: Beyond force closure, William Stamps Howard

Transport processes in thermal conductivity detectors, Yufeng Huang

Micro heat exchangers, Xiaoqing Yin

Theses and Dissertations from 1994

Behavior-based control for time -delayed teleoperation, Matthew Ralph Stein

Theses and Dissertations from 1993

Discrete and continuum elastic properties of interfaces, Elliott Solomon Alber

Theses and Dissertations from 1990

Mechanical design optimization of robot manipulator performance, Nathan Thatcher Ulrich

Theses and Dissertations from 1989

Evolution of anisotropy in the mechanical behavior of polymers, Scott David Batterman

Theses and Dissertations from 1988

Rolling contact with friction and non-Hertzian pressure distributions, Chaohwa Liu

Investigation into the flow-induced instability of high pressure rotors of large steam turbines, John Purcell Thomas

Theses and Dissertations from 1973

STABILITY OF ROTOR-BEARING SYSTEMS WITH GENERALIZED SUPPORT FLEXIBILITY AND DAMPING, INCLUDING THE INFLUENCE OF AERO-DYNAMIC CROSS-COUPLING, RONALD EUGENE WARNER

Theses and Dissertations from 1972

THERMOELASTICITY OF COMPOSITE MATERIALS: A STATISTICAL APPROACH., FRANCISCO JAVIER ALVAREZ-VARA

BOUNDS FOR EFFECTIVE THERMAL, ELECTRICAL AND MAGNETIC PROPERTIES OF HETEROGENEOUS MATERIALS IN TERMS OF HIGH-ORDER STATISTICAL INFORMATION., MOSTAFA AHMED ELSAYED

Theses and Dissertations from 1962

APPLICATION OF PERTURBATION TECHNIQUES TO THE SOLUTION OF PROBLEMS IN THERMOVISCOELASTICITY, ALAN SOLER