Mechanical and Materials Engineering Theses and Dissertations

 

This collection contains theses and dissertations from the Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering, collected from the Scholarship@Western Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository

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Theses/Dissertations from 2022

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On the effects of additive manufacturing process parameters on the performance of Hastelloy-X: A neutron diffraction experiment and crystal plasticity finite element model, Ahmed Aburakhia

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Numerical Investigation of Flow and Thermal Behavior in Channels with PCM-filled Thermal Energy Storage Columns for Potential Application in Photobioreactors, Sameed Akber

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Evaluation of clamp-on ultrasonic liquid flowmeters, Muhammad Ali

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A numerical method for studying the effectiveness of polyurethane foam as personal protective equipment material, Lamia Tahsin Aroni

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The Effects of a Porous Internal Lattice Design on The Articular Contact Mechanics of Radial Head Hemiarthroplasty Implants, Jessica Benitah

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An Investigation of Porous Materials for the Capture of Concentrated Solar Energy, Elizabeth Blokker

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Material Characterization of Compression Molded Composites, Broderic Clement-Thorne

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Development of High Performance Cathodes: From Liquid to Solid-State Batteries, Sixu Deng

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Finite Element Analysis of Conductive Carbon-Based Thin Films Modified by Ultrashort Pulsed Laser Processing, Andrew Dwyre

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The Design and Evaluation of a Subacromial Implant in Restoring Normal Glenohumeral Joint Stability in the Presence of a Massive Irreparable Rotator Cuff Tear, Cole T. Fleet

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Cooling Systems Analysis for Plastic Mold Injection Tools, Veronica Flores Quijada

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Numerical Investigations of the Fluid Flow and Heat Transfer and Construction of Control System for the Canadian Supercritical Water-Cooled Reactor Power Plant, Huirui Han

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Carbon Nanotube-based Microscale Capacitive Flow Sensors, Nathaniel Holmes

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Towards High-Performance All-Solid-State Lithium Batteries: from Polymer Electrolytes to Solid Halide Electrolytes, Jing Luo

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Numerical Analysis of Internal Hydraulic Jump in Complex Topography, Dylan MacRiner

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Comparison of Layered Nickel Cobalt Manganese Oxide Cathodes with Different Compositions and Morphologies in Lithium-ion Batteries, Fanny Poon

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Alternating-flank Cutting Strategy (AFCS) for Burr Minimization in Ultraprecise Single Point Cutting (USPC), Otoniel F. Rangel

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A dislocation-based crystal plasticity model for hexagonal close-packed polycrystals, Omid Sedaghat

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Computational Modelling of Resin Infiltration and Curing in High Pressure Resin Transfer Molding, Anthony Paul Rexford Sherratt

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Damage in Non-Crimp Fabric carbon fiber reinforced epoxy composites under various mechanical loading conditions, Aaditya Pradeep Suratkar

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Development of a two-axis cyclic loading device for mechanical testing of glenoid component fixation, Cintya Tavares

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The Influence of Frontal and Axial Plane Deformities on Contact Mechanics during Squatting: A Finite Element Study, Yidan Xu

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Solid Electrolytes and Interface Design for High-Performance All-Solid-State Batteries, Shumin Zhang

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Three-dimensional fluid interface manipulation with printed structures for applications in materials, chemistry, and biomedical engineering, Yiyuan Zhang

Theses/Dissertations from 2021

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Non-Circular Hydraulic Jumps Due to Inclined Jets, Ahmed Mohamed Abdelaziz

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The Design and Characterization of Advanced Li Metal Anodes for Next-Generation Batteries, Keegan R. Adair

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Preliminary Investigations of High-Speed Thermographic Imaging for the Monitoring of the Laser Polishing Process, Jack A. Beyfuss

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Characterization of Material for Composite Automotive Components, Thomas J. Chang

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Finite Element Analysis of Assembly for Warped Composite Automotive Components, Theogenes De Oliveira Maia

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Biomechanical Analysis of Commotio Cordis in Children's Baseball - A Computational Approach, Grant J. Dickey

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Development of a Wearable Haptic Feedback Device for Upper Limb Prosthetics through Sensory Substitution, Marco B.S. Gallone

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Material Property Characterization for Elastomers within the Framework of Finite-Deformation Viscoelasticity, Shan Gao

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3D Printing Technology Applied in Lithium Metal Batteries: From Liquid to Solid., Xuejie Gao

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Nonlinear Dynamics of a Class of Ring-based Angular Rate Sensing and Energy Harvesting Systems, Ibrahim F Abdelhamid Gebrel

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Data and Sensor Fusion Using FMG, sEMG and IMU Sensors for Upper Limb Prosthesis Control, Jason S. Gharibo

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Significance of the vehicle front design and gait postures on traumatic brain injuries sustained by different pedestrian populations during car-to-pedestrian collisions (CPCs) - A computational approach, Thava Kalishwara Kumar Gunasekaran

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Discontinuous Fiber Vacuum Assisted Compression Molding, Bennet Heidenreich

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Significance of the Neck in Concussive Head Impacts – A Computational Approach, Sakib Ul Islam

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Experimental simulation of a density-driven downburst translating within a turbulent boundary layer, Shivani Ashitkumar Jariwala

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Integrated Modelling of Wastewater Treatment and Sewer Processes - Interactions of Fluid Flow, Mass Transfer, and Biochemical Reactions, Ahmed Khalil

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Composite Compression Co-moulding: a Warpage Reduction Investigation, David Knezevic

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Numerical Simulation And Scaling Of Thunderstorm Downburst Outflows, Cristiano Andre Rodrigues Kondo

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A Multi-level Mechanical Assessment of the Shoulder Coupled with Evaluation of Upper Extremity Predictive Finite Element Models, Jonathan Kusins

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Rational design of highly efficient electrocatalysts using atomic layer deposition: from nanoparticle to single atom, Junjie Li

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Developing multi-species brain-strain-based scaling law using finite element analysis., Xingyu Liu

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Complicating factors in hydraulic jumps: the effects of earth's rotation, Muveno Pascoal Elias Mucaza

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A critical review and finite element study of structural relaxation in veneered 3Y-TZP dental structures, Prashant S. Shelar

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Effect of Ion Implantation on Mechanical Properties and Kinetic Deformation Mechanisms in Inconel X-750, Loabat Shojaei-Kavan

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Anode interphase engineering for high-performance next-generation batteries, Yipeng Sun

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Assessment of Surgeon Performance of Total Shoulder Arthroplasty Insertion and the Resulting Affects on Projected Patient Outcomes, Nicholas Van Osch

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Investigation of Small Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (sRPAS) to Human Head Impact, Yuhu Weng

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Metallization Process for 3D Printed Electronics: from i3DP II to 3D Co-printing Technology, Junfeng Xiao

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Development of advanced solid-state electrolytes and interfaces for high-performance sulfide-based all-solid-state lithium batteries, Feipeng Zhao

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Study of Recyclable and Repairable Dynamic Covalent Polymers for Sustainable 3D Printing Development, Mingyue Zheng

Theses/Dissertations from 2020

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Measurement and modeling of micro residual stresses in pure zirconium and Zr-2.5Nb polycrystals, Abdulla Alawadi

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The effect of free-stream turbulence on turbulent boundary layers and convective heat transfer from flat plates, Ivian Carolina Alfaia de Magalhaes

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Incipient deformation of small volumes of fcc metals, Mahdi Bagheripoor

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Lower Stiffness Orthopaedic Implants for Hemiarthroplasty, Carolyn Berkmortel

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Development of an Optical Guide for Parabolic Dish Solar Collectors, Zane Charran

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Experimental Investigation on the Impact of Wall Heating on Mixed Convection Turbulent Boundary Layer Flow Structure, Kadeem Dennis

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Analytical and Computational Modelling of the Ranque-Hilsch Vortex Tube, Nolan J. Dyck

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Effect of moving boundary on fluid flow, Kh Md Faisal

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Parametric Study of the Cutting Process and Surface Formation during Elliptical Vibration Assisted Single Point Cutting, Nikolai D. Farrus

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Characterization Of The Mechanical Performance Of The AE44-2 And AE44-4 High Pressure Die Cast Mg-Rare Earth Alloys, Bolin Fu

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Electromagnetic Metasurface Fabricated by Printed Electronics and Its Applications, Jishu Gao

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Experimental Modelling of Downburst and Downburst line Outflows, Kyle Graat

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Strategies for Ultraprecise Single Point Cutting of V-grooves, Delfim A C Joao

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Development of High-Performance All-Solid-State Batteries, Jianneng Liang

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Rational design of cell configurations for high-performance Na-O2 batteries, Xiaoting Lin

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A Computational Investigation Into Acromial Fractures After Reverse Total Shoulder Arthroplasty, Jason Lockhart

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Characterization for Spray Droplet Behaviour in Afterburner-like Flow Conditions, Matthew D. Mahaffy

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The Study of Bubble Growth Hydrodynamics in the Supersaturated Liquids, Raj Kumar Nayak Maloth

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Evaluation of Warpage for Composite Automotive Components, Eric J. Martin

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Geometry optimization of building-integrated photovoltaic sunshade, Seyedsoroush Sadatifar

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Wave Propagation in Viscoelastic Dielectric Elastomer Media, Mohammad Mahdi Sheikh Bagher Mohajer

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Simulation of Operational Extreme Wind Conditions for Horizontal Axis Wind Turbines Based on IEC Standard, Kamran Shirzadeh Ajirlo

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Experimental Investigation of Inverse Liquid-Solid Fluidized Bed Hydrodynamics, Saleh A. Srabet

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An Investigation on the Influences of Radial Head Hemiarthroplasty Stem Fixation Techniques on Articular Mechanics, Jakub Szmit

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The Effect of Humeral Short Stem Positioning, Humeral Head Contact, and Head Positioning on Bone Stress following Total Shoulder Arthroplasty, Amir Tavakoli

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Experimental investigation of flow and thermal behavior in channels with PCM-filled thermal energy storage columns for potential application in photobioreactors, Kira Toxopeus

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Rational Interface Design for High-Performance All-Solid-State Lithium Batteries, Changhong Wang

Theses/Dissertations from 2019

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Additive Manufacturing of Piezoelectric Photopolymer Ferroelectrets, Rami Abu Shammeh

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Development of Cellulose Nanofiber Reinforced Poly(Methyl Methacrylate), Tyler Bennett

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Predicting and preventing traumatic brain injury: A novel computational approach, Kewei Bian

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Bouncing Dynamics of a Class of MEM/NEM Switching Systems, Mohamed Bognash

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Pneumatic Hyperelastic Robotic End-Effector for Grasping Soft Curved Organic Objects, Alexandre Galley

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Investigating Grip Range of Motion and Force Exerted by Individuals with and without Hand Arthritis during Functional Tasks and while Swinging a Golf Club, Sara Frances Holland

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The effects of turbulent cross-winds on combusting jets at low velocity ratios, Md Mahbub Hossain

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Micromechanics of plasticity of Zr-2.5%Nb alloy, Md Imran Khan

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Energy Modelling to Evaluate the Thermal Regulation of Aquaculture Raceways using Geothermal Heat Exchange, Mitchell H. Kuska

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Airborne topological acoustics, Xingxing Liu

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Effect of the nonlinear material viscosity on the performance of dielectric elastomer transducers, Yuanping Li

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Three Dimensional Characterization of Deformation Twins Using Synchrotron X-Ray Diffraction, Karim Louca

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Biomechanical analysis of open-skull high-rate traumatic brain injury using finite element mouse brain model, Lihong Lu

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In Vitro Biomechanical Analyses of The PCL and Medial Ligaments of The Human Knee, Alireza Moslemian

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Validation of rhoCentralFoam for Engineering Applications of Under-Expanded Impinging Free Jets, Peter Nielsen

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An Experimental Study on the Impact of Pressure Drop in the Ranque-Hilsch Vortex Tube, Mark Parker

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Understanding the Interplay Between Fluid Mechanics and Particle Size Distributions for Filtration of Flocculated Mixtures, Brooke Remler

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Development of Novel Solid-State Electrolytes for Sodium Ion Batteries, Fei Sun

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Effect of Ion Implantation on the Mechanical Properties of the Grain and Grain Boundary Regions of Inconel X750, Maisaa Nezar Tawfeeq