Browsing 2008 Theses (MU) by Thesis Department "Mechanical and aerospace engineering (MU)"
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Advanced guidance algorithms for the Ares V cargo launch vehicle
(University of MissouriColumbia, 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 twopoint boundaryvalue problem with ... 
Compact oscillating heat pipe and development of fuzzy copper or wicking structures
(University of MissouriColumbia, 2008)A central processing units (CPU) calculation speed is limited by the heat it produces. As the number of transistors and the clock speed of CPUs increase they become more powerful, but they also generate more heat which ... 
Elastic property prediction of long fiber composites using a uniform mesh finite element method
(University of MissouriColumbia, 2008)This research numerically evaluates elastic nonisotropic material properties of fiber reinforced composite materials. Calculations are performed with a finite element mesh composed of a uniform array of three dimensional ... 
Forced convection in nanofluids over a flat plate
(University of MissouriColumbia, 2008)This work analyzes the characteristics, flow development, and heat transfer coefficient of nanofluids under laminar forced convection over a flat plate. Nanofluids are engineered colloids composed of a base fluid and ... 
Horizontal zinc oxide nanomaterials growth and their application for surface enhanced raman scattering
(University of MissouriColumbia, 2008)[ACCESS RESTRICTED TO THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI AT AUTHOR'S REQUEST.] Nanonecklace (NNs) or nanochains (NCs), aligned nanoparticles (NPs) in straight or curled shape, have been demonstrated using metals, silicon, silicides, ... 
Optimization of electromagnetic acoustic transducers for nondestructive evaluation of concrete structures
(University of MissouriColumbia, 2008)There are more than 130,000 prestressed concrete bridges in the United States with about 37,000 bridges being more than 30 years old. Prestressing steel strands are an important construction element used in these bridges ... 
Uneven turns oscillating heat pipes
(University of MissouriColumbia, 2009)An experimental investigation on oscillating heat pipes with uneven turns was conducted in order to determine the effect of short turns on the heat transport capability. The shorter turns do not go through both the evaporating ...