• Carbon nanotube forests: synthesis, patterning, milling, mechanics, and applications 

    Davis, Benjamin F. (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2018)
    Carbon nanotube (CNT) forests are a nano-structured material consisting of vertically oriented carbon nanotubes. The material has many exceptional and unique physical properties that have motivated considerable research ...
  • Controlling the kinematics of the left ventricle to treat resistant hypertension 

    Scott, Matthew A. (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2018)
    The intention of this thesis is to present a novel controller design that eliminates hypertension in patients who suffer from resistant hypertension. The controller is designed by first translating the functionality of the ...
  • An investigation into thermoelectric coolers 

    Franklin, Eli David (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2018)
    A thermoelectric cooler (TEC) is a type of cooler that uses the electricity between the junction of two materials to cause a temperature drop. These coolers operate using the Peltier effect. Effectively, a TEC uses electrical ...
  • Investigation of high strain rate properties of graphene reinforced aluminum foam under varying temperature 

    Sinha, Akhouri Amitanand (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2018)
    Closed cell aluminum foam is a unique type of lightweight metal that is able to sustain considerable deformation under a nearly constant stress known as plateau stress. Under dynamic loading, aluminum foams are good energy ...
  • Numerical study of shock driven multiphase systems with reactions 

    Paudel, Manoj (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2018)
    This work details the analysis of the shock-driven multiphase instability (SDMI) of a gas-particle system and implementation of reaction model for multiphase detonation simulation. 3D numerical simulations were carried out ...
  • Parametric study of the shock driven multiphase flow 

    Dashora, Gargi (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2018)
    This thesis presents a study of the shock driven multiphase instability and explores the competing effects of particle and gas effects in mixing. Eight different simulations were carried out to study properties of the ...
  • Thermal performance of a Nam-Ju nanostructured copper oscillating heat pipe 

    Stover, Stefan (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2018)
    As electronic devices increase in performance and decrease in size, more efficient thermal management systems are necessary to combat high heat fluxes. Copper heat pipes, and oscillating heat pipes are devices commonly ...