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  • Automated quantification of rubidium-82 myocardial perfusion images using wavelet based approach 

    Saha, Krishnendu, 1975- (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2007)
    [ACCESS RESTRICTED TO THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI AT AUTHOR'S REQUEST.] The main work in this dissertation focuses on development of automated quantitation algorithms for Rb-82 PET images. The current methods for quantitation ...
  • Benchmark criticality calculations for one speed neutron transport 

    Naz, Sabiha (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2007)
    [ACCESS RESTRICTED TO THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI AT AUTHOR'S REQUEST.] Benchmark criticality calculations for the two canonical problems of a critical slab and a sphere with isotropic scattering have been carried out using ...
  • Characterization of disinfection by-product precursors from Missouri streams 

    Mbonimpa, Eric Gentil (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2007)
    The NOM contained in drinking water sources reacts with Cl2 to generate THMs and HAAs. THMs and HAAs are regulated by EPA because they pose a health hazard. The nature of the DBP precursors is complex and not well understood. ...
  • Condition assessment of Kevlar composite materials using Raman spectroscopy 

    Brooks, Thomas Michael Brinten (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2007)
    This thesis presents the results of an investigation of the Raman scattering effects of aging Kevlar composite strands. The goal of this research is to investigate the potential application of Raman spectroscopy as a ...
  • Development of a human immunodeficiency virus (HIV-1) biosensor utilizing liquid core waveguides 

    Smith, Rosalynn M. (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2007)
    [ACCESS RESTRICTED TO THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI AT AUTHOR'S REQUEST.] Millions of individuals are diagnosed each year with Human Immunodeficiency Virus Type 1. Each day more individuals are receiving antiretroviral ...
  • The development of electrohydraulic steering control system for off-road vehicle automatic guidance 

    Dong, Zhilin (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2007)
    [ACCESS RESTRICTED TO THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI AT AUTHOR'S REQUEST.] The researches in this thesis focus on the development of computer controlled electrohydraulic steering control system for off-road vehicle automatic ...
  • Development of solution techniques and design guidelines for equestrian trails on public lands 

    Tabor, Nathan Kyle (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2007)
    Increasing equestrian use on recreational trails puts intense pressure on the environment. Horse traffic produces high stresses that can cause trail degradation such as erosion and muddiness. Much is known about causes of ...
  • Durability of ternary blended cements in bridge applications 

    Stundebeck, Curtis J. (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2007)
    The long-term performance of bridge components can be greatly influenced by the durability parameters including freeze-thaw and chloride permeability resistance. Both freeze-thaw resistance and chloride permeability ...
  • Enhancement of adaptive de-correlation filtering separation model for robust speech recognition 

    Hu, Rong, 1972- (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2007)
    The development of automatic speech recognition (ASR) technology has enabled an increasing number of applications. However, the robustness of ASR under real acoustic environments still remains to be a challenge for practical ...
  • Experimental evaluation of structural composites for blast resistant design 

    Hoemann, John M. (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2007)
    Structural panels comprised of honeycomb fiber reinforced polymer (FRP) laminations were evaluated under blast and fragmentation to examine their value as quickly maneuverable prefabricated structures. The structural panels ...
  • Fuzzified scoring of the functional assessment instrument 

    Wang, Shuang, 1978- (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2007)
    This thesis describes the application of fuzzy logic to the Short Physical Performance Battery (SPPB) test, a series of timed physical activities that have been created to evaluate, physical functional performance for both ...
  • Helical tool geometry in stability predictions and dynamic modeling of milling 

    Edes, Benjamin T. (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2007)
    The temporal finite element analysis (TFEA) method has been used in several publications to analyze interrupted machining dynamics. In this work, a higher order hp-version TFEA method will be presented which offers the ...
  • Heuristics for searching chemical structures 

    Basu, Nandini, 1971- (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2007)
    Chemical and biochemical structure databases are useful for retrieving information to a wide range of users, ranging from a high school student to a medical research scientist. These databases provide the user with various ...
  • Modification of nano and micro-phase diamond powder for enhancement of hydrogen storage 

    Sotomayor-Rivera, Alexis, 1963- (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2007)
    [ACCESS RESTRICTED TO THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI AT AUTHOR'S REQUEST.] Micron and nano-phase diamond powders were doped with boron in order to change their various chemical properties. Diamond possesses several technologically ...
  • Multi-attribute decision making: a test on the impact of data attributes dependency 

    Li, Wei, 1982- (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2007)
    [ACCESS RESTRICTED TO THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI AT AUTHOR'S REQUEST.] In Multi-Attribute Decision Making (MADM) problems, several methods have been developed to aid the decision maker. MADM procedures can be applied to a ...
  • Nano- and micro-scale studies of exocytosis 

    Shin, Won-Chul, 1973- (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2007)
    Neurons and neuroendocrine cells contain vesicles packed with hormones or neurotransmitters. Upon appropriate stimulation, a rise in intracellular Ca2+ concentration triggers the fusion of vesicles with the outer membrane ...
  • Nitrification performance of a modified aerated lagoon 

    Maguluri, Kanchana (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2007)
    The performance of a modified wastewater lagoon and the factors affecting the treatment process are discussed. This study was conducted over a period of twelve months at the Kingdom City, Missouri lagoon. A polyethylene ...
  • A novel framework for protein structure prediction 

    Bondugula, Rajkumar, 1980- (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2007)
    Proteins are one of the most important molecules in the life processes. The structure of a protein is essential in understanding the function of a protein at the molecular level. Due to rapid progress in sequencing ...
  • Optical characterization of skeletal muscles 

    Xia, Jinjun, 1971- (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2007)
    [ACCESS RESTRICTED TO THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI AT AUTHOR'S REQUEST.] The optical absorption and reduced scattering coefficients of bulk skeleton muscle were measured by fitting the diffusion model to spatially resolved ...
  • Optical glucose nanobiosensor encapsulated in erythrocytes 

    El-Dweik, Majed, 1966- (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2007)
    An implantable glucose biosensor encapsulated in erythrocytes, Red Blood Cells (RBC), will become a method for continuously measuring blood glucose concentration in diabetics. In 2005, the American Diabetes Association ...