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PhD Candidate Megan McGann - "Wear Characteristics And Crosslinked Properties Of Articular Cartilage"
PhD Candidate Travis L. Turnbull - "The Spatial Distribution of Fatigue Microdamage Accumulation in Cortical Bone and Factors Influencing Fracture Risk"
PhD Candidate Dustin G. Coleman - "Towards a Low-Order Dynamic Stall Model Using a Parametric Proper Orthogonal Decomposition"
Measured unsteady surface pressures, which are a function of both space and time, of a harmonically pitching airfoil are expressed in terms of a parametric ...
PhD Candidate Adam E. Smith - "Evaluation of Passive Boundary Layer Flow Control Techniques for Aero-Optic Mitigation"
The effect of two passive boundary layer flow control techniques, Large-Eddy Break-Up (LEBU) devices and wall heating/cooling, on turbulent boundary layer ...
PhD Candidate Michael W. Kennedy - "Enhanced Biofeedback in Balance Rehabilitation of Neurotrauma Patients Using Inexpensive Gaming Peripherals"
Balance retraining is a critical part of rehabilitation for many individuals following neurotrauma such as stroke. This work focuses on implementation of ...
PhD Candidate Brian W. Neiswander - "Electron Density Measurements for Plasma Adaptive Optics"
Over the past 40 years, there has been growing interest in both laser communications and directed energy weapons that operate from moving aircraft. As a laser ...
PhD Candidate Mark H. Ross - "Tip Clearance Flow Interaction with Circumferential Groove Casing Treatment in a Transonic Axial Compressor"
PhD Candidate Craig M. Bonitsky - "Wear and Friction Characteristics and Crosslinked Properties of Genipin and Photochemical Crosslinked Articular Cartilage"
Cartilage disease and injury are major public health problems that affect millions of individuals of all ages. However, there are few current treatments to ...
PhD Candidate Nicholas Giovanni De Lucca - "Studies of the Pressure Field and Related Beam Jitter for Hemisphere-on-Cylinder Turrets"
Beam jitter is defined as the unsteady variation of a laser beam’s propagation direction. For airborne directed energy systems that feature turrets, the high ...
PhD Candidate Na Yu - "Model-Based Design Optimization and Predictive Control to Minimize Energy Consumption of a Building"
Current research has shown that building energy consumption contributes to more than 40% of the total energy use in United States. In recent years, the ...
PhD Candidate Temistocle Grenga - "Numerical Solution of Multi-Dimensional Compressible Reactive Flow Using a Parallel Wavelet Adaptive Multi-Resolution Method"
The aim of this research is to further develop a dynamically adaptive algorithm based on wavelets that is able to solve efficiently multi-dimensional ...
PhD Candidate Samuel J. Jones - "Embedded Large Eddy Simulation for High Pressure Turbine Tip Clearance Analysis"
This research proposes to study the effect of tip gap leakage flow in a High Pressure Turbine by means of a high resolution Embedded Large Eddy Simulation. ...
PhD Candidate Yingjie Li - "Analysis of Ion-enhanced Field Emission and Field Emission-driven Microdischarges"
Microscale gaseous discharges under extremely small scale (< 10 µm) are quite different from their macro scale counterparts in many aspects. As recent research ...
PhD Candidate Kyle Heintz - "Experimental Investigation on the Effects of Non-Cyclical Frequency and Amplitude Variation on Dynamic Stall"
An experimental study of a cambered airfoil undergoing non-cyclical, transient pitch trajectories and the resulting effects on the dynamic stall phenomenon is ...
PhD Candidate Teng Zhang - "Atomistic Simulation of Thermal Transport Physics in Soft Materials"
Polymers are large molecules composed of many repeating subunits. They widely exist as both natural biopolymers and synthetic plastics. The thermal transport ...
PhD Candidate John A. Cooney, Jr. - "Increasing Power Generation in Horizontal Axis Wind Turbines Using Optimized Flow Control"
In order to effectively realize future goals for wind energy, the efficiency of wind turbines must increase beyond existing technology. One direct method for ...
PhD Candidate Qili Liu - "Turbulent Combustions in High Mach Number Flows"
The primary goals of this study are to investigate turbulent combustion dynamics in high Mach number flows and to understand the influence of turbulence on the ...
PhD Candidate Thomas Metzger - "Experimental and Computational Investigation of Bone Marrow Mechanobiology"
Bone is a metabolically active adaptive tissue, constantly repairing and remodeling depending on its biochemical and biomechanical environment. Activities of ...
PhD Candidate Paul F. Rumbach - "Solvated Electron Chemistry at a Plasma-Liquid Interface"
Low-temperature, atmospheric pressure plasmas provide a convenient means for delivering a variety of reactive chemical species to aqueous solutions. ...
PhD Candidate Lawrence W. Funke - "Synthesis and Control Of Planar Morphing Mechanisms for Industrial Applications"
The structures of many revolutionary technologies, such as aircraft wings, an­tennas, wind turbine blades, and dies for polymer extrusion, have remained ...
PhD Candidate Junye Wang - "Computation of Rotor Noise Generation in Turbulent Flow Using Large-Eddy Simulation"
A computational study is carried out to investigate the noise generated by a ten-bladed rotor ingesting low-Mach-number turbulent flow. Two types of turbu- ...
PhD Candidate Nicholas A. Jaffa - "Unsteady Measurement Techniques for Turbomachinery Flows"
Accurate unsteady measurements are required for studying the flows in high speed turbomachines, which rely on the interaction between rotating and stationary ...
PhD Candidate Jeremy Newkirk - "Measurement and Quantification of the Human Shoulder Girdle Motion and Design of a Humanoid Shoulder Girdle Mechanism with Minimal Actuation"
PhD Candidate Brian F. Hilbert - "The Design, Validation, and Application of an Inverse Heat Transfer Measurement Technique"
A heat transfer measurement technique based on the solution of an inverse conduction problem has been developed, validated, and applied in transonic turbine ...
PhD Candidate Piyush Ranade - "Turbulence Amplitude Modulation in an Externally Forced Turbulent Boundary Layer"
The research presented in this dissertation describes an experimental investigation of an externally forced, high-Mach-number, subsonic turbulent boundary ...
PhD Candidate Jesse M. Coffman - "Wake Orientation And Its Influence On The Performance Of Diffusers With Inlet Distortion"
Distortion at the inlet to diffusers is very common in internal flow applications. Inlet velocity distortion influences the pressure recovery and flow regimes ...
PhD Candidate Travis L. Brown - "Reaction Wheel Actuation for Stabilization and Efficiency Improvement in Planar Bipeds"
As robotic technology moves out of factories and into broader segments of society, it promises to support a revolutionary improvement in the general standard ...
BioPhD Candidate Lisa E. Cole - "Bisphosphonate-Functionalized Gold Nanoparticles as a Targeted X-Ray Contrast Agent for Breast Microcalcifications"
Breast cancer is the most common cancer and the second leading cause of cancer- related deaths among women. Early detection is considered the best option for ...
PhD Candidate Peter Sutcliffe - "Neural Network Feedforward Control of a Closed-Circuit Wind Tunnel"
Accurate control of wind-tunnel test conditions can be dramatically enhanced using feedforward control architectures which allow operating conditions to be ...
PhD Candidate Andrew P. Baumann - "The Relative Influence of Material and Architectural Properties on the Mechanical Behavior of Bone Tissue"
Bone tissue exhibits a unique multiscale hierarchical composite structure. The material, or extracellular matrix, constituent phases of water, collagen, and ...