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 2024

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The micromechanics of notched zirconium polycrystals, Karim Louca

Theses/Dissertations from 2023

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Dynamic Characterization-based Structural Optimization and Model Order Reduction for Axisymmetric Shell Resonators, Yoshika Alahakoon

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Patterned Heating Induced Propulsion, Saajid A. Aman

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Interplay of Forces in Impinging Jet Flow and Circular Hydraulic Jump, Abdelkader Baayoun

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Experimental analysis and online monitoring/classification of surface formation uniformity and laser remelting process stability using NIR and SWIR emission imaging, Daniel Beyfuss

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Understanding real-world and laboratory traumatic brain injury (TBI) using the computational model with brain functional regions, Kewei Bian

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Flow Characterization over Biomimetic Fish Scale Arrays, Isaac NR Clapp Mr.

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Investigation of Thermofluid Processes in a PCM Based Thermal Storage Module, Luca M. Crnjac

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From Understanding to Performance: Interface Design of Anode-Free Batteries, Kieran Michael Doyle-Davis

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Effect of morphology and an upstream tall building on a street canyon flow, Haoran Du

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Numerical modeling and simulation on deformation and failure behaviors of polymeric materials, Heng Feng

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Characterizing TKR Biomechanics using a Novel Muscle-Driven Joint Motion Simulator, Alexandre Galley

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Review of Current Helmet Products and Exploration of New Designs Through Computational Modelling, Carter CH Goan

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A Study of Drag Reduction and Fouling Resistance on Bioinspired Surfaces with Functional Structures, Benjamin W. Hamilton University of Western Ontario

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An Investigation into Computational Modelling of Melting and Solidification of Phase Change Materials, Maryam Hemmat

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Mechanistic Insights into High Performance All-Solid-State Li-S Batteries, Jung Tae Kim

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Synthesis and Characterization of Nitride Solid-State Electrolytes for All-Solid-State Lithium Metal Batteries, Weihan Li

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THE PROACTIVE SAFETY SYSTEM FOR AUTOMOBILES: DESIGNING AND ITS PROTECTION EFFICIENCY AGAINST WHIPLASH INJURY, Yuze Li

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Development of Pulsed Laser Deposited TiO2, ZnO and AZO Thin UV-Protection Films for Enhanced Perovskite Photostability, Kate Lochhead

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Effect of ion irradiation on the rate dependence of plastic deformation of extruded Zr-2.5%Nb, Konrad P. Mazurkiewicz

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Mechanical response of the craniofacial skeleton to subfracture impacts in the time and frequency domains, Paige Merko

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Control of Shear Layers Using Heating Patterns, Shoyon Panday

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Performance Recovery of Scale Reduced Cyclone Particle Separators using a Rotating Classifier, Mark J. Parker

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Using Statistics, Computational Modelling and Artificial Intelligence Methods to Study and Strengthen the Link between Kinematic Impacts and mTBIs, Andrew Luke McConnell Patterson

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Interface Design and Engineering for Sodium Metal Anode, Parham Pirayesh

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Head impact effects in Small Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (sRPAS) collisions: Gender specific risks and vulnerable population protection, MD Farhan Hoque Sagar

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Development of Force-Space Navigation Systems in Robotic Surgery Applications, Corey Daniel Smith

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Experimental Investigation of the Phase Change Process within Circular Geometries, Kyle Teather

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Microstructure-informed modeling of hydrogen diffusion in zirconium polycrystals, Alireza Tondro

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Impinging Jet Flow and Hydraulic Jump of Newtonian and Viscoplastic Liquids, Wenxi Wang

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On-line monitoring, neural networks-based modelling, and reinforcement learning control of laser remelting process, Honghe Wu

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Numerical Studies of Drag Forces on Drainage Plows, Yuanyi Xu

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Mechanical property of body-thoroughly enhanced austenitic stainless steel and high-Mn steel by industry-applicable 3-axis stress-released impact, Busheng Zhang

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Experimental and Simulation Study of Reactive Silver Ink Droplet Evaporation, Weipeng Zhang

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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Integrated CAD/CAM Framework for Single Point Diamond Cutting of V-groove Based Functional Microstructures, Jonas Tanner Churchill-Baird

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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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Quantification of Flows Emerging From Small Pores in Plane Walls, Matia Peter Edwards

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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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Enhanced performance of 3D electroactive polymer transducers via hierarchical structures, Frederick B. Holness

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Development of a Computationally Efficient Method for Modelling Thermal Energy Storage in Packed Beds of Spherically Encapsulated Phase Change Material, Colin Jaffray

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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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Diffusion-Dependent Electrodes for All-Solid-State Lithium-Ion Batteries, Peiman Mardani

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Parametric Modeling, Analysis, Classification, and Optimization of the Laser Polishing Process with Respect to the Working Distance, Samer Meshreqy

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Pressure Drop and Heat Transfer in Flow Over an Array of Blocks of Varying Heights: A Statistical and AI Analysis on the Effect of Block Height Variation, Ali Navidi

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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