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 2015

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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

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Studies In Small Scale Thermal Convection, Daniel F. Stranges

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On the Interfacial Fracture Mechanics of Long-fibre Reinforced Polymer Composites, Ian N. Swentek

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Effects of Surface Topographies on Heat and Fluid Flows, Hadi Vafadar Moradi

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Development and Integration of MEMS Based Inductive Sensors, Luyang Zhang

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Size-dependent Electroelastic Properties of Piezoelectric Nanoplates, Zhengrong Zhang

Theses/Dissertations from 2013

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Experimental investigation of wind effect on solar panels, Ayodeji Abiola-Ogedengbe

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Process-Structure Relationships of Magnesium Alloys, Arindam Banerjee

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Multimodal Noncontact Tracking of Surgical Instruments, Tara Bracken

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Developing Electrochemical Biosensors for Point-of-care Diagnostics of Cardiovascular Biomarkers, Yang Cheng

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Channel Flow Behaviour During Mixed Convection at Low Reynolds Numbers, Ahmed Elatar

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Numerical Modeling of Solidification Process and Prediction of Mechanical Properties in Magnesium Alloys, Mehdi Farrokhnejad

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Development of Novel Nano-structured Materials with Low-Cost and High Stability for PEM Fuel Cell, Dongsheng Geng

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Applicability of a Picosecond Laser for Micro-Polishing of Metallic Surfaces, Abdullah Mohammad Khalid Hafiz

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Micro-Mechanical Assessment of the Local Plastic Strain Invoked During a Splined Mandrel Flow Forming Operation, Meysam Haghshenas

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Development of Microfabrication Process for Micro Inductive Sensors, Xueguang Han

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Numerical Modelling of Species Exchange in a 3D Porous Medium: Modelling Exchange Within the Human Lung, Chelsea E. Johnson

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Development of Advanced Nanomaterials for Potential Lithium-Ion Battery Application, Jian Liu

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Development of Novel Nanomaterials for Lithium-Air and Sodium-Air Batteries, Yongliang Li

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Vibration and Buckling of Carbon Nanotube, Graphene, and Nanowire, Mohammad Hadi Mahdavi

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An Investigation of Subaxial Cervical Spine Trauma and Surgical Treatment through Biomechanical Simulation and Kinematic Analysis, Stewart D. McLachlin

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Flows in Grooved Channels, Alireza Mohammadi

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Design of a minimally invasive single port HDR brachytherapy applicator for the treatment of lung cancer, Mauricio Nahum Leroy

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Development and Assessment of an Impact Apparatus and High-Speed Camera Motion Tracking System to Quantify the Effect of Static Muscle Loads on Fracture Threshold Measures in the Distal Radius, Jacob M. Reeves

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Numerical Simulation of an Open Channel Ultraviolet Waste-water Disinfection Reactor, Rajib Kumar Saha

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Nanostructured Tin-Based Anodes for Lithium Ion Batteries with X-Ray Absorption Fine Structure Studies, Dongniu Wang

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Development of Nanostructured LiMPO4 (M=Fe, Mn) as Cathodes for High Performance Lithium-Ion Batteries, Jinli Yang

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Continuum Modeling on Size-dependent Properties of Piezoelectric Nanostructures, Zhi Yan

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Methods for Fabricating Printed Electronics with High Conductivity and High Resolution, Tengyuan Zhang

Theses/Dissertations from 2012

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On-Line Monitoring of Engine Health Through the Analysis of Contaminants in Engine Lubricant, Hamid R. Aghayan

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Optically Driven PH Gradient Generator Based on Self-Assembled Proton Pumps for Activating Hydrogel Microactuators, Khaled M. Al-Aribe

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Vibration of Carbon Nano-Structures, Sina Arghavan

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Preoperative Planning of Robotics-Assisted Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery Under Uncertainty, Hamidreza Azimian

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In-Vivo Investigation of the Medial Longitudinal Arch of the Foot and Orthotic Interactions using Bi-Planar Fluoroscopy, Megan E.R. Balsdon

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Experimental Modal Analysis of Micron-scale Structures, Joel M. Book

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Assessment of the Kinetics of Local Plastic Deformation of Zr-2.5%Nb CANDU Pressure Tube Material, Bipasha Bose

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Investigation of in-vivo hindfoot and orthotic interactions using bi-planar x-ray fluoroscopy, Kristen M. Bushey

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Numerical Modelling of Transport in Complex Porous Media: Metal Foams to the Human Lung, Christopher T. DeGroot

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Development of a Compact Piezoworm Actuator For Mr Guided Medical Procedures, Khaled El Bannan

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Numerical investigation of highly curved turbulent flows in centrifugal compressors and in a simplified geometry, Kevin J. Elliott

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Studies in shallow and thin-film flows, MD Mahmuder R. Faisal

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Quantification of bone and cement strains surrounding a distal ulnar implant with varying cement-stem interface conditions, Sayward R. Fetterly

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An Experimental Investigation on the Flow Behaviour in a Transpired Air Collector, David Greig

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Development of Novel Solar Tracking and Heat Extracting Technologies, Hassan Latif Hassan

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Optimal Inertial Sensor Placement and Motion Detection for Epileptic Seizure Patient Monitoring, Babak Kamalizonouzi

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Experimental and Numerical Study of Flow Structures Associated with Low Aspect Ratio Elliptical Cavities, Taravat Khadivi

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The Near Wake of a European Starling, Adam J. Kirchhefer

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Numerical Simulation of Catalytic Ozone Decomposition Reaction in a Gas-solids Circulating Fluidized Bed Riser, Lei Kong

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An Automated Lab-on-a-CD System for Parallel Whole Blood Analyses, Tingjie Li

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Mechanical Instability of Thin Solid Film Structures, Masoud Noroozi

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Synthesis of silicide nanomaterials using chemical vapour deposition method, Hamid Norouzi Banis

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Controlled Synthesis of One Dimensional Nanostructured Materials and Their Applications as Catalyst Supports in Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cells, Mohammad Norouzi Banis

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Investigation of the Use of Micro-Mechanical Testing to Analyze the Mechanical Anisotropy of the Zr-2.5%Nb Pressure Tube Alloy, Richard O. Oviasuyi

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Parametric Study on a Novel Waste Heat Recovery System, Ghaleb Rustom Abdul Sater

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Experimental Investigation of the Fluid Temperature Field and the Thermal Performance of Insert Devices in a Flat-Plate Solar Collector, Gurveer Singh Sandhu

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Consistent Density Scanning and Information Extraction From Point Clouds of Building Interiors, Kuldeep Kumar Sareen

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Characterization of Solar Roadways Via Computational and Experimental Investigations, Rajesh Kanna Selvaraju

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Structure-Property Relationships of Magnesium Alloys, Pouya Sharifi

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An experimental investigation into the relationship between process variables and forming conditions during splined mandrel flow forming operations, Brandon C. Vriens

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Improved Non-Linear Solution of Dip Coating Flow, Omar Bin Yusuf

Theses/Dissertations from 2011

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Mechanistic Mixed-Mode Failure Criterion for Continuous Fiber-Polymer Composites, Thomas P. Bruce

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Convection Due to Spatially Distributed Heating, Mohammad Zakir Hossain

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Synthesis of One-Dimensional And Two-Dimensional Carbon Based Nanomaterials, Mihnea Ioan Ionescu

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Exploring Bacterial Nanowires: From Properties to Functions and Implications, Kar Man Leung

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Surface Reconstruction from Unorganized Point Cloud Data via Progressive Local Mesh Matching, Ji Ma

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On Developing Novel Energy-Relates Nanostructured Materials by Atomic Layer Deposition, Xiangbo Meng

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Development of Novel Nanomaterials for High-Performance and Low-Cost Fuel Cell Applications, Shuhui Sun

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Synthesis and Characterization of One- and Two-Dimensional Novel Nanomaterials, Yu Zhong

Theses/Dissertations from 2010

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Atomic Force Microscopy for Better Probing Surface Properties at Nanoscale: Calibration, Design and Application, Yu Liu

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Collision Detection and Merging of Deformable B-Spline Surfaces in Virtual Reality Environment, Harish Pungotra