• 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 ...
  • Experimental and numerical investigation of subcritical bifurcations in milling 

    Radhakrishnan, Anupam, 1979- (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2007)
    The focus of the current thesis is an experimental and numerical investigation of subcritical bifurcations in milling. More specifically, several researchers have reported results indicating that the secondary Hopf ...
  • Investigation into the pool-boiling characteristics of gold nanofluids 

    Jackson, Jenny E. (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2007)
    The use of nanofluids as a heat transfer fluid has drawn considerable attention recently. Within the last five years, work investigating the pool-boiling of these fluids has increased dramatically. However, they have ...
  • Investigation of the "unit cell" concept for air-to-liquid heat exchanger research and development 

    Staed, Sean C. (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2007)
    This study investigated the validity of the Unit Cell concept to explore the performance of air-to-liquid heat exchangers. The Unit Cell concept will test only a 15.24 cm by 15.24 cm portion of a full sized prototype coil, ...
  • 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 ...
  • State space formulation of TFEA & uncharted islands of instability in milling 

    Patel, Bhavin Ramesh, 1981- (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2007)
    A new approach is developed to examine the stability of delay differential equations that builds upon the previous work in temporal finite element analysis. In contrast to the results of previous work, which could only be ...
  • 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 ...