• 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 ...
  • Development of tailored preform processing technology for net-shape manufacturing of large monolithic structures 

    Chitti Babu, Surendra, 1978- (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2007)
    The aim of the present research effort involves exploration of a new processing approach, "Tailored Preform Processing (TPP)" technology for net-shape manufacturing of monolithic structures for the transportation industry. ...
  • A development of the motile sperm sorting microfluidic devices 

    Seo, Duckbong, 1971- (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2007)
    The objectives of this research are developing and improving an inexpensive and convenient microfluidic device to apply to sperm cell sorting. Based on well known soft-lithography fabrication method which contains rapid ...
  • Direct contact heat exchanger development 

    Hensley, Joshua L., 1980- (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2007)
    The purpose of this work was to develop tools that guide the design of a direct contact heat exchanger for small-scale commercial and/or residential HVAC applications. Experimental data was gathered with a temperature and ...
  • Experimental and analytical study on two-phase impingement cooling with and without electric field 

    Feng, Xin, 1978- (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2007)
    Among the thermal management solutions for power electronics, two-phase jet or spray impingement cooling are two promising candidates. In this study, electrohydrodynamic atomization (EHDA) method is used to generate spray ...
  • Modeling and analysis of nonlinear biological systems 

    Iyoho, Anthony E., 1978- (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2007)
    This dissertation focuses on the modeling and analysis of a set of biological phenomenon at a cellular (Part I) and systems (Part II) level. In Part I, the development and analysis of a biologically realistic single neuronal ...
  • Nonlinear control and active damping of a forced-feedback metering poppet valve 

    Cline, C. Harvey O. (Curtis Harvey Omari), 1978- (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2007)
    For a metering poppet valve which was developed at the University of Missouri (MU valve), the valve can be configured for performance at the cost of stability. It is desirable to achieve both performance and stability using ...
  • Parametric and optimal design of modular machine tools 

    Harby, Donald, 1967- (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2007)
    Over the years machine tools for manufacturing have developed into two classes. One is the general purpose machine tools, and the other is designed for machining large quantities of a specific part or process. These ...
  • Patient specific bone remodeling and finite element analysis of the lumbar spine 

    Pfeiffer, Ferris M., 1976- (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2007)
    The body of work outlined here relates generally to mechanical engineering research in the area of biomechanics. More specifically this work focuses on numerical evaluation of lumbar spine mechanics and bone reactions as ...
  • A study of parametric excitation applied to a MEMS tuning fork gyroscope 

    Lee, Yongsik, 1970- (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2007)
    The current MEMS ( gyroscopes which normally use the electro static force to excite the comb drive are faced with the limitations such as low precision, coupling problem, and poor robustness. We propose to use parametric ...