• Dental composites reinforced with zinc oxide nanofillers 

    Giddens, Kathryn (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2012)
    Dental composites suffer from inadequate mechanical properties and formation of secondary caries, which could lead to the increased failure rate of these applied dental composites and much shorter longevity in comparison ...
  • Modeling and evaluation of EML rail cooling methods through finite element analysis 

    Tessler, Bradley (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2012)
    Future naval tactical Electromagnetic Launchers (i.e. Railguns) will need to be capable of repeatedly firing six to twelve rounds per minute. Due to the 1 - 6 MA of current flowing through the rails, an intense active ...
  • Optimal orbit transfers for satellite formation flying applications 

    Huang, Weijun (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2012)
    This dissertation focused on trajectory optimization problems arising from the application of satellite formation flying, and obtained three major results. First, the dissertation proposed an algorithm for finding a ...