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 2018

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Experimental Simulation of Density-Driven Thunderstorm Downbursts, Roghayyeh Babaei koli

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A Numerical Investigation of Human Cough Jet Development and Droplet Dispersion, Ran Bi

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Mechanical Characterization and Shear Test Comparison for Continuous-Fiber Polymer Composites, Matthew Crossan

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Fabrication of 3D Conjugated Polymer Structures via Vat Polymerization Additive Manufacturing, Andrew T. Cullen

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Dynamics of the Phase Coupling for Flow, Heat and Mass Transfer in Conjugate Fluid/Porous Domains, Mahmoud Mohamed Mostafa Elhalwagy

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A CFD Assisted Closed-loop Control System Design for the 37-element Canadian SCWR under Full Load Condition, Huirui Han

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Development of a Laser-Based Technique for the Assessment of High Quality Automotive Surfaces, Navraj Heer

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Development of Nanostructures by Atomic and Molecular Layer Deposition, Andrew P. Lushington

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Sources of Glass Transition Temperature Variation in Poly(methyl methacrylate)/Cellulose Composites, Elena Mamycheva

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An In-Silico Assessment of Stemless Shoulder Arthroplasty: from CT to Predicted Bone Response, Jacob M. Reeves

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A numerical tool for predicting the spatial decay of freestream turbulence., Dwaipayan Sarkar

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On the Reduction of the Driving Force in Shear-driven Flows, Sakib Shadman

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A Mathematical Model for Predicting Rotating Belt Filter Performance, Anthony Sherratt

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Effect of material viscoelasticity on frequency tuning of dielectric elastomer membrane resonators, Liyang Tian

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Numerical and experimental investigation on the elastic properties of discontinuous fiber reinforced composites, Xiaotian Yi

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Fabrication and Applications of Printed and Handwriting Electronics, Tengyuan Zhang

Theses/Dissertations from 2017

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Metal Sulfides as Anode for Lithium Ion and Sodium Ion Battery, Ali Abdulla

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Convection in Corrugated Slots, Seyed Arman Abtahi

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Effects of turbulence on the separating-reattaching flow above surface-mounted, three-dimensional bluff bodies, Abul Fahad Akon

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Numerical Simulation of Air Flow in Aeroengine Compressors, Shady Mohamed Mohamed Ali

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Additive Manufacturing Process of 3D Polyaniline Transducers via Direct Ink Writing, Frederick Benjamin Holness

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Free-Surface Wall-Jet Flow at Moderate Reynolds Number as Applied to Slot and Blade Coating, Mohammad Tanvir Hossain

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Effective Boronizing Process for Age Hardened Inconel 718, Aria Khalili

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Study on the mechanical behavior of directly compounded long glass fiber reinforced polyamide 6 composites, Yuchao Liu

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Advanced materials for lithium ion batteries:surface and interface chemistry, Yulong Liu

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Full-Scale and Wind Tunnel Investigation of the Flow Field Over a Coastal Escarpment, Julien LoTufo

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Numerical Simulations of Two-Phase Flows in the Liquid Solid Circulating Fluidized Bed, Hao Luo

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Surface Topography Formation and Thermographic Analysis in Laser Polishing of H13 Tool Steel, Joshua D. Miller

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Ultraprecise Single Point Inverted Cutting of Right Triangular Prismatic Retroreflectors: Process Enhancements and Cutting Mechanics, Nicolas Milliken

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Experimental Measurements of Far Field Cough Airflows Produced by Healthy and Influenza- Infected Human Subjects, Ahmed Faraj Alarbi Mohamed

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Thermal Kinetics of Helium Irradiation Hardening in Selected Alloys for the Canadian Gen. IV Nuclear Reactor Concept, Feifei Nie

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Automotive Inductive Position Sensor, Lingmin Shao

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Process-Structure-Property relationships for High Pressure Die-cast Magnesium Alloys, Pouya Sharifi

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The Development and Numerical Modelling of a Representative Elemental Volume for Packed Sand, Ashraf Thabet

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Flow Characterization Under Idealized Stenosis Geometry and Performance Assessment of the Hemodynamic Flow Facility, Marin Vratonjic

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Modelling of Convective Heat Transfer in Porous Media, Jeremy Vu

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Development of Nanomaterials for Lithium-Ion Batteries by Atomic Layer Deposition, Biqiong Wang

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Degradation of Glass Fiber Reinforced Polyamide 6 Composites Throughout the Direct Long-Fiber Reinforced Thermoplastic Process, Thomas Whitfield

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Development of High-performance Carbon and Phosphorus Anode Materials for Sodium-ion Batteries, Wei Xiao

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3D Printing of Functional Materials: Surface Technology and Structural Optimization, Dongxing Zhang

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The Onset of Convection in Rarefied Gases, Md Asif Zobaer

Theses/Dissertations from 2016

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Experimental Investigation of the Melting Behavior and the Transient Heat Transfer in a Phase Change Material (PCM), Mohammad A. Bashar

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Thermal Modeling for Light Armored Vehicle, Marc-André H. Brooks

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Numerical Modelling of a Rotary Cement Kiln with External Shell Cooling Fans, Christopher M. Csernyei

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Fabrication of Large Mechanically Flexible Multi-Layered PDMS Optical Devices, Robert S. Green

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Ultraprecise Single Point Inverted Cutting Strategies for Multi-axis Fabrication of Right Triangular Prismatic Retroreflectors, Benjamin W. Hamilton

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Parametric Design, Modeling, and Optical Evaluation of Retroreflective Prismatic Structures, Sama Hussein

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Kinetics of Length Scale Dependent Deformation of Gold Microspheres and Micropillars, A Z M Ariful Islam

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The Effect Of Mesh-Type Bubble Breakers On Two-Phase Vertical Co-Flow, Alan Kalbfleisch

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A Model for Complex Heat and Mass Transport Involving Porous Media with Related Applications, Furqan A. Khan

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Characterization of Mean and Turbulent Flow over Complex Topography under various Inflow and Geometric Configurations, Ryan J. Kilpatrick

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Application of Molecular Layer Deposition for Graphite Anodes in Lithium-ion Batteries and Porous Thin-film Materials, Craig L. Langford

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Silicon Anode Materials for Next Generation Lithium-Ion Batteries, Qizheng Li

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Electrically Conductive Cotton Textile and Its Applications, Sicong Liu

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Development of Novel Nanomaterials for Lithium Sulfur Batteries, Xia Li

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The Development And Application Of A Statistical Shape Model Of The Human Craniofacial Skeleton, Mark A C Neuert

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Controlled Guidance of Light in Large Area Flexible Optical Waveguide Sheets, Chloë O. Nicholson-Smith

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Numerical Investigation Of Full Scale Thunderstorm Downbursts: A Parametric Study And Comparison To Meteorological Model, Christopher Oreskovic

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Application of Natural Convection for Photovoltaic Cooling and Photocatalytic Disinfection, Usman J. Rajput

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Parametric Study of Vertical Ground Loop Heat Exchangers for Ground Source Heat Pump Systems, Abdelrahman S. Ramadan

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Use of Natural Instability For Enhancement of Flow Mixing in Annuli, Amirreza Seddighi

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Modelling and Simulation of the Flexoelectric Effect on a Cantilevered Piezoelectric Nanoplate, Xining Wang

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Surface Modification of Electrode Materials for Lithium-Ion Batteries, Biwei Xiao

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Nanostructured Air Electrodes and Electrochemical Reaction Mechanism Studies for Sodium-Oxygen Batteries, Hossein Yadegari

Theses/Dissertations from 2015

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The Effect of Cutting Blade Geometry and Material on Carbon Fiber Severing as Used in High-Volume Production of Composites, Michael Francis Anthony Adamovsky

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The Effect of Backing Material on Carbon Fibre Severing for High-Volume Production of Composites, Ryan W. Alexander

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Stochastic Stability and Uncertainty Quantification of Ring-based Vibratory Gyroscopes, Soroush Arghavan

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Development of Glass Fiber Reinforced Poly(3-Hydroxybutyrate-co-3-Hydroxyhexanoate), Willson Arifin

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Response of Endothelial Cells to Quantified Hemodynamic Shear Stress, Hamed Avari

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Characterization of High-Pressure-Die-Cast Magnesium Alloy AM60, Hooman Baghaei Anaraki

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Application of 3D Printing Technology in Porous Anode Fabrication for Enhanced Power Output of Microbial Fuel Cells, Bin Bian

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Osteoarthritis Induced Glenoid Morphology and Bone Quality: An Evaluation of Augmented Glenoid Components, Nikolas K. Knowles

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Experimental Analysis of Parameters Influencing the Bone Burring Process, Jonathan Kusins

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Inkjet Printed Thin Film Electrodes for Lithium-Ion Batteries, Stephen D. Lawes

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Thermal Convection in Non-Fourier Fluids and Application to Liquid Helium II, Mohammad Niknami Esfahani

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Thermal kinetics of ion irradiation hardening in selected alloys for the Canadian Gen. IV nuclear reactor concept, Heygaan Rajakumar

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Nanostructured Carbon Materials for Active and Durable Electrocatalysts and Supports in Fuel Cells, Adam Riese

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Spectrally-Accurate Algorithm for Flows in 3-Dimensional Rough Channels, Md Nazmus Sakib

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Investigation of flow and thermal behaviour in a pipe submerged in a hot fluid, Ben S. Steen

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Simulation of Magnetic Field Induced Current and Neuron Spiking for Magnetic Seizure Therapy, Abhijeet R. Wadkar

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Studies of Periodic and Quasiperiodic Gold Nanohole Arrays and Their Applications, Zhaoliang Yang

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Flows in Vibrating Channels, Sahab Zandi

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Electromechanical coupling behavior of dielectric elastomer transducers, Jianyou Zhou

Theses/Dissertations from 2014

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Uncertainty Quantification for a Class of MEMS-based Vibratory Angular Rate Sensors, Nujhat Abedin

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Influence of approach flow conditions on urban street canyon flow, Karin Blackman

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Design and Assessment of an Experimental Test Setup For Use in Studies on the Vibrational Response of the Head to Impact, Claudia M. Blandford

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Numerical Simulation of Liquid-Solid Circulating Fluidized Beds, Abbas Dadashi

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Numerical Simulation on Dilute Phase Pneumatic Transport, Ethan T. Doan

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Digital Generation and Radiation in Spherical-Void-Phase Porous Media, Nolan J. Dyck

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Micromechanics Modeling of the Electrical Conductivity of Carbon Nanotude (CNT)- Polymer Nanocomposites, Chuang Feng

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Experimental Study of Two-Phase Flow in a Liquid Cross-Flow and an Effervescent Atomizer, Mona Hassanzadeh Jobehdar

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Development of Novel Nanomaterials Based on Silicon and Graphene for Lithium Ion Battery Applications, Yuhai Hu

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Mechanistic Failure Criterion for Unidirectional and Random Fibre Polymer Composites, Jamaloddin Jamali

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On the Application of Mechanical Vibration in Robotics-Assisted Soft Tissue Intervention, Iman Khalaji

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A CFD assisted control system design for supercritical water cooled reactor, Rohit V. Maitri

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Numerical Analysis of Two Phase Flow and Heat Transfer in Condensers, Pooya Mirzabeygi

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Thermal Convection of Non-Fourier Fluids, Rahim Mohammadhasani Khorasany

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Computational Techniques to Predict Orthopaedic Implant Alignment and Fit in Bone, Seyed Kamaleddin Mostafavi Yazdi

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Structural Response Analyses of Piezoelectric Composites using NURBS, Vijairaj Raj

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Physical Simulation of Tornado-Like Vortices, Maryam Refan