This collection includes theses and dissertations from the Department of Mechanical Engineering, in the J.B. Speed School of Engineering. It is not exhaustive since most paper theses and dissertations have not been digitized. Generally, paper copies of theses and dissertations published prior to 2014 (Master of Engineering, prior to 2005) can be accessed in the University of Louisville Libraries. If you would like to add your thesis or dissertation to this collection, please see: http://ir.library.louisville.edu/about.html.

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Theses/Dissertations from 2016

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Effect of non-uniform air-side velocity distribution on heat transfer model predictions for microchannel condenser., Zachary Chapin

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The effects of ball interactions on the dynamic behavior of a ball balancer rotating at speeds above the translational resonant frequency of the system., Gregory A. Dedow

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Mechanical properties and microstructure evolution of 17-4 PH stainless steel processed by laser-powered bed fusion., Harish Irrinki

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A preliminary study of the relationship between complexity, motivation, and design quality., Philip John Mountain

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Microfluidic platform for impedance characterization of endothelial cells under fluid shear stress., Vanessa Velasco

Theses/Dissertations from 2015

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Experimental and analytical study of an open cathode polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cell., Alex Martin Bates

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Application of the aeroacoustic analogy to a shrouded, subsonic, radial fan., Bryan Buccieri

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Mechanics of electrode materials in lithium battery applications., Jubin Chen

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Development of a surrogate bruising detection system to describe potential bruising patterns associated with common childhood falls., Raymond Dsouza

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Evaluation of two-phase evaporation pressure drop correlations for low refrigerant mass flux., Anna Fenko

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Performance analysis of a Copper II Sulfate Pentahydrate based thermogalvanic cell., Steffen Krebs, 1991-

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Bi-stable buckled energy harvesters actuated via torque arms., Daniel Allen Porter

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Vanadium trichloride thermochemical solar energy storage system analysis., Caleb Michael Rogers

Theses/Dissertations from 2014

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Nanoporous Bi2Te3 thermoelectric based Knudsen gas pump., Abderrazzak Faiz

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Photomechanical actuation of liquid crystal nanotube elastomers., Xiaoming Fan

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Hydraulic switch for dishwashers with bottle blaster system., Lazaro Galban 1988-

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Numerical study of leading edge vortex circulation development on finite aspect ratio perching wings., Kyle Hord

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The second generation of the CCCM system for in-vitro cardiac tissue engineering., Mai-Dung Thi Nguyen

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Investigation of transmission loss through double wall structures with varying small air gaps using modal analysis., Richard Michael Phillips 1988-

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Advancements in alternative energy applications for space conditioning., Brian S. Robinson

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Development and evaluation of a calibration free exhaustive coulometric detection system for remote sensing., Thomas James Roussel

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Transient heat transfer between a magnetocaloric packed particle bed and stagnant interstitial fluid., Michael G. Schroeder 1988-

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Harbormaster command and control (HCCC) shelter : finite element model and structural analysis., Justin Daniel Watson 1983-

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Numerical investigation of hydrodynamic focusing and coulter principle in a microfluidic device, Muheng Zhang

Theses/Dissertations from 2013

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The characterization of wing-wing vortex interactions of a tandem flapping wing configuration and its relationship to the phase angle and wing spacing., Timothy Michael Broering 1985-

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Dielectrophoretic precipitation of airborne particles., Joseph D. Duff

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Impedance analysis of endothelial cells undergoing orbital shear stress., Mark Jacob Gruenthal

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Nanocarbon/elastomer composites : characterization and applications in photo-mechanical actuation., Robert James Loomis 1978-

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Mechanical characterization of MEMS bi-stable buckled diaphragms., Isaac James Phelps

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Consequences of four-point, strap-type wheelchair tiedown and occupant restraint system practices on wheelchair passenger safety in fixed-route transit., Zdravko Salipur

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Near infrared photon-assisted polymerization of advanced polymer composites., Peng Xu

Theses/Dissertations from 2012

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Integrated modeling and analysis methodologies for architecture-level vehicle design., Rostyslav Lesiv

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Improved fabrication and modeling of piezoresistive microcantilever beams for gas detection and sensing., Ni Wang

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Trapping of nanoparticles with dielectrophoretic nano-probes., Nicholas Wood

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Electrokinetic colloid patterning characterization with a scanning laser., Andrew Hardesty Work

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Numerical simulation of phase change material composite wallboard in a multi-layered building envelope., Stephen David Zwanzig

Theses/Dissertations from 2011

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Numerical simulation of the aerodynamic performance of an H-rotor., Yan Chen

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A forward dynamics simulation study of increasing load on the anterior cruciate ligament of the knee, for young women performing recreational drop jump activities., Julia Kar

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Thermal analysis of lead zirconate titanate thin films using digital image correlation., Brek J. Meuris

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Numerical investigation of the aerodynamic characteristics of a flat plate in an oscillating freestream., Russell Prater

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Biomechanics and injury assessment of household falls in children : clinical, anthropomorphic surrogate, and computer simulation studies., Angela Knight Thompson

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Integration of Ag2Ga nanoneedles on batch fabricated micro-grippers for material property measurement., Peng Xu

Theses/Dissertations from 2010

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Walking biomechanics of end stage knee OA and TKA patients., Danielle Biton

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Numerical simulation of a flat back airfoil for wind turbine applications., Matthew Fuller

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Numerical investigation of the aerodynamic and structural characteristics of a corrugated wing., Kyle Hord

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Design, fabrication, and testing of a microfluidic system for cardiac cell culture., Mai-Dung Thi Nguyen

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Die separation strength for deep reactive ion etched wafers., Daniel Allen Porter

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Computational fluid dynamic analysis of a coulter counting microcytometer., Kyle Anthony Schmidt

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Slip detection and compensation in autonomous tracked micro-vehicles., Aaron T. Stewart

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Carbon nanotube thin film transistors for biomedical applications., Vanessa Velasco

Theses/Dissertations from 2009

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Development of an integrated solar heat pipe system for improving building energy efficiency., Michael Vincent Albanese

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Development of a canine stifle computer model to investigate cranial cruciate ligament deficiency., Nathan Brown 1984-

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Design, construction, and experimentation of a heat pipe augmented solar wall., Nicholas E. Chmielewski

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Experimental characterization and modeling of isothermal and nonisothermal physical aging in glassy polymer films., Yunlong Guo 1977-

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Investigation of wheelchair ingress/egress activities in large accessible transit vehicles and evaluation of ADA ramp guidelines for improved ramp safety and usability., Sheryll Sison

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Microfluidic cell sorting techniques to study disease processes., William Neil White

Theses/Dissertations from 2008

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A MEMS Knudsen pump for high gas flow applications., Davor Copic

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Alternative piezoresistor designs for maximizing cantilever sensitivity., Patrick Carl Fletcher

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Design, analysis, and development of cost effective canine wheelchairs., Edward Bros Fowler

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Hemolysis in needles., Giridhar R. Kommidi 1980-

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Viscoelastic properties of pediatric blood, Neema Nair 1983-

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Rear impact crashworthiness of a manual WC19 wheelchair occupied by a 50th percentile ATD., Zdravko Salipur

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Evaluation of bone quality using novel image analyses and mechanical testing methods., Qian Xu

Theses/Dissertations from 2007

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Design of an active orthotic device for joint management., Steven Clayton Anderson

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Microtacks for retinal implant applications., Scott Douglas Cambron 1980-

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Investigation of head and neck injury risk associated with short-distance falls in 12 month old children., Angela J. Knight

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Development of fuzzy system and nonlinear regression models for ozone and PM2.5 air quality forecasts., Yiqiu Lin 1971-

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DXA measurements using a micro computed tomograph system., James Bryant May 1981-

Theses/Dissertations from 2006

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Analysis and experiments on flow-induced hemolysis., Yangsheng Chen 1969-

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The effect of modular tapered fluted stems on proximal stress shielding in the human femur., Justin Steve Conway

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Animal experiment (rabbit) to demonstrate changes in trabecular bone mechanical properties over time using finite element analysis., Shuo Yang 1974-

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The application of Maxwell elements for modeling, identification and analysis of passive and semi-active vibration systems., Jie Zhang 1959-

Theses/Dissertations from 2005

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Design and development of a MEMS-based capacitive bending strain sensor and a biocompatible housing for a telemetric strain monitoring system., Julia Marie Weyer Aebersold 1969-

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Crack growth investigation of aluminum fiber metal laminates under fatigue loading., Sarah Elizabeth Gutierrez

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Validation of an in vivo model for monitoring trabecular bone quality changes using finite element analysis., Boon Horng Kam

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Development of simplified models for crashworthiness analysis., Yucheng Liu 1976-

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Indentation response of polymer films and aircraft wiring with polymer insulation., Kaushik Bindiganavile Nagendran 1979-

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Fabrication of a microfluidic platform for impedance analysis of cultured endothelial cell monolayers., Stuart J. Williams 1981-

Theses/Dissertations from 2004

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A characterization of micromanipulator controlled dry spinning of micro- and nanoscale polymer fibers., Scott Berry

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Development of ozone forecast models for selected Kentucky metropolitan areas., Yiqiu Lin 1971-

Theses/Dissertations from 2002

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The effects of cycling shoe outsole material on plantar stress., Nathan Edward Jarboe