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  • 3D polymeric scaffolds towards biomedical applications 

    Zhang, Cheng (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2020)
    [ACCESS RESTRICTED TO THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI--COLUMBIA AT REQUEST OF AUTHOR.] How can research on mechanical engineering and materials science contribute to human health? The fabrication of biomedical scaffolds could ...
  • 3D printing of active polymeric materials 

    Su, Jheng-Wun (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2019)
    [ACCESS RESTRICTED TO THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI AT REQUEST OF AUTHOR.] Learning from nature livings, especially those that can respond to the stimuli and change the shape, is attracting increasing interests in a wide ...
  • 3D printing of energetic material 

    Countryman, Andrew Michael (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2019)
    In the world of macro-scale energetics, the problems of cost effectiveness, scalability, and manufacturability are of prime importance. But with the advent of 3D printing, a solution for scalability is in reach. In this ...
  • 4D printing of stimulus-responsive polymeric materials 

    Tao, Xiang (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2017)
    [ACCESS RESTRICTED TO THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI AT REQUEST OF AUTHOR.] Rising beyond 3D printing techniques, 4D printing can fabricate complex structures with inks made of stimulus-responsive polymeric materials. Thus, ...
  • Ab initio molecular dynamics study of nanoscale heat transfer and energy conversion 

    Ji, Pengfei (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2013)
    In this thesis, ab initio molecular dynamics simulation based on a plane wave/pseudopotential implementation of density functional theory was adopted to investigate nanoscale heat transfer and energy conversions for ...
  • Adaptive and augmented nonlinear filters : theory and applications 

    Sun, Tao (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2018)
    [ACCESS RESTRICTED TO THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI AT AUTHOR'S REQUEST.] Nonlinear estimation and filtering have been intensively studied for decades since it has been widely used in engineering and science such as navigation, ...
  • Advanced analysis and design of polymer sheet extrusion 

    Wang, Qi, 1977- (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2007)
    A manufacturing process design methodology is presented which can be used to improve the production of polymer components manufactured via the extrusion. The design methodology employs polymer process modeling, design ...
  • Advanced analysis of short-fiber polymer composite material behavior 

    Jack, David Abram, 1977- (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2006)
    Short-fiber polymer composites experience widespread use in many industrial applications, where the orientation states of the short-fibers within the polymer matrix define the material properties of the composite structure. ...
  • Advanced guidance algorithms for the Ares V cargo launch vehicle 

    Su, Shelly (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2008)
    Launch ascent guidance is an area that routinely involves applications of optimization tools and optimal control theory. The vacuum ascent trajectory problem has been formulated as a two-point boundary-value problem with ...
  • Advanced modeling and optimal control of a cart-double pendulum system 

    Shy, Cecil, Jr. (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2019)
    [ACCESS RESTRICTED TO THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI AT AUTHOR'S REQUEST.] The Overhead Crane has evolved in scope since its inception in the late 1800's. Its early use as a hoist for material transport is now proceeded by new ...
  • Air-side heat transfer enhancement by self-agitators 

    Li, Kuojiang (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2019)
    Airfoil-based self-agitators (AFAs), bio-inspired rectangular-shaped self-agitators (RSAs), and caudal-fin inspired hourglass-shaped self-agitators (CHSAs) were installed inside plate-fin heat exchanger. The heat transfer ...
  • Analysis and design of a hydraulic compaction machine to produce activated carbon pellets 

    Wankhede, Akshay (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2014)
  • Analysis and modeling of direct selective laser sintering of two-component metal powders 

    Chen, Tiebing (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2005)
    [ACCESS RESTRICTED TO THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI AT AUTHOR'S REQUEST.] Direct Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) is an emerging technology of Solid Freeform Fabrication (SFF) that 3-D parts are built from the metal-based ...
  • Analysis and optimization of electroformed dendritic structures as enhanced heat transfer surfaces 

    Campbell, Michael, 1984- (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2009)
    Over the past several years, the use of passive cooling devices in electronics such as heat pipes and vapor chambers has increased. Due to their more widespread use, these technologies have a high demand for more adaptable ...
  • Analysis of dual-phase ejector performance 

    Elmore, Emily Ferner (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2012)
    [ACCESS RESTRICTED TO THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI AT REQUEST OF AUTHOR.] An analytical model is proposed to extend the single-phase model for predicting ejector performance, particularly pressure recovery and efficiency, ...
  • Analysis of heat transfer in subcooled metal powder subjected to pulsed laser heating 

    Konrad, Chad E. (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2005)
    The interaction of metal powder and pulsed laser heat flux is investigated on two levels, the powder bed level and the particle level. The locations of the thermal penetration depth and the liquid-solid interface are ...
  • Analysis of lubrication groove geometry 

    Noronha, Noel John (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2006)
    Lubrication is process of using lubricants in moving machine components to reduce friction and wear between them and consequently to improve their running life. In this thesis, a groove is introduced in these components ...
  • Analysis of oscillatory flow and heat transfer in an oscillating heat pipe 

    Shao, Wei, 1986- (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2010)
    An advanced physical and theoretical model of a U-shaped minichannel - a building block of an Oscillating Heat Pipe (OHP) - has been developed step by step. a) The gravity and pressure loss at the bend are included in the ...
  • Analysis of resonant ultrasound spectroscopy as a technique to evaluate material property changes 

    Manoharan, Gautham (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2017)
    The objective of this thesis is to validate Resonant Ultrasound Spectroscopy (RUS) as a non-destructive evaluation tool that can be used to study effects of radiation on the mechanical properties of a material, mainly its ...
  • Analysis of the potential for flow-induced deflection of nuclear reactor fuel plates under high velocity flows 

    Jesse, Casey John (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2015)
    The University of Missouri Research Reactor (MURR) is one of five High Performance Research Reactors(HPRRs) in the U.S. that still utilizes high enriched uranium (HEU) fuel. Currently, a novel LEU fuel is under consideration ...