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 fill out the Electronic Theses & Dissertations form.

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Theses/Dissertations from 2022

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Properties of 25Cr7Ni stainless steel fabricated through laser-powder bed fusion., Arulselvan Arumugham Akilan

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Nucleate boiling under different gravity values: numerical simulations & data-driven techniques., Sandipan Banerjee

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Experimental evaluation of heat leak from anti-sweat components into fresh food and freezer compartments of a household refrigerator., Delva Felissaint

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Additive manufacturing of aluminum alloy by metal fused filament fabrication (MF3)., Luke J. Malone

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Effects of sizing agents on mechanical properties of carbon fiber–polymer composites via fused filament fabrication additive manufacturing., Benjamin D. Mitchell

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Development and applications of a sensor for measurement of different modes of heat transfer on foods in a residential oven., Kervins Petit-Bois

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Fluid structure interactions within a common rail diesel injector., Russell Prater

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Stability analysis of ionically and electronically conductors in energy applications., Tanner D. Whatley

Theses/Dissertations from 2021

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Simulation of fracture strength improvements of a human proximal femur using finite element analysis., Waleed Ebraheem Alim

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Atomistic investigation of phase stability and sodium ion conduction in sulfide electrolytes., Sabina Zakhidovna Chertmanova

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Design of a 300cm2 PEMFC stack with force and CFD simulation to optimize flow channels, gasket design, and clamping forces., Robert M. Ench

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Adaptive control and parameter-dependent anti-windup compensation for inertia varying quadcopters., Benjamin Edwards Farber

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Rapid annealing of Perovskite solar cell thin film materials through intense pulse light., Amir Hossein Ghahremani

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An investigation into energy-material properties interaction in additive manufacturing of Polymers., Pu Han

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Electrical characterization of phytoplankton suspensions using impedance spectroscopy., Margaret R Jett

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Digital design and thermomechanical process simulation for 3D printing with ABS and soyhull fibers reinforced ABS composites., Saleh Khanjar

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Towards long term colloid suspension in a vertically rotated system., Md Mahmudur Rahman

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Design for metal fused filament fabrication (DfMF3) of Ti-6Al-4V alloy., Mohammad Qasim Shaikh

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Materials and process design for ceramic fused filament fabrication (CF3) of hydroxyapatite., Kavish Sudan

Theses/Dissertations from 2020

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Aqueous redox flow batteries with Boron doped diamond as an electrode., Alex M. Bates

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Experimental evaluation of heat leak and convective heat transfer in a household freezer., Catherine E. Berghuis

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Methods for Mass Data Acquisition of Whiskey Webs., Adam D. Carrithers

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Dynamic analysis and fabrication of a bi-stable structure designed for MEMS energy harvesting applications., Masoud Derakhshani

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Selective laster melting 17 -4 PH stainless steel and the effect of varied thermal treatments on fatigue behavior., Sean Daniel Dobson

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Influences of material extrusion additive manufacturing (MEAM) parameters and additives on polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF) properties., Niknam Momenzadeh

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An investigation of the effect of contour process parameters on the surface roughness and dimensionality of overhanging features in 17-4 stainless steel., Katherine Schneidau

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Impact of magnetocaloric material properties on performance of a magnetocaloric heat pump., Michael G. Schroeder

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Experimental and numerical study of process parameters effects towards part quality and porosity during powder bed additive manufacturing processes., Subin Shrestha

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Materials-processing relationships for metal fused filament fabrication of Ti-6Al-4V alloy., Paramjot Singh

Theses/Dissertations from 2019

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Fluid flow analysis of diluted evaporating American whiskey droplets., Martin J. Brown VI

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Numerical investigation of coalescence-induced self-propelled behavior of droplets on non-wetting surfaces and wedged surfaces., Yan Chen

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A study on ultrasonic energy assisted metal processing : its correeltion with microstructure and properties, and its application to additive manufacturing., Anagh Deshpande

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Development and characterization of a biopolymer direct-write process for 3D microvascular structures formation., Xiaoming Fan

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Experimental investigation of the manufacture of tunable graphene oxide filter membranes using intense pulse light, Joshua H Kotter

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Improving flow-induced hemolysis prediction models., Mohammad Mohaghegh Faghih

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All season heat pipe system., Adrienne Marie Parsons

Theses/Dissertations from 2018

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Materials design with polylactic acid-polyethylene glycol blends using 3D printing and for medical applications., Jeremiah R. Bauer

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Temperature effects on helium filled soap bubble particle tracking velocimetry., Michael C. Blum

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Low temperature desiccants in atmospheric water generation., Sunil Gupta

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Material-process-property relationships of 17-4 stainless steel fabricated by laser-powder bed fusion followed by hot isostatic pressing., Harish Irrinki

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Process-property-microstructure relationships in laser-powder bed fusion of 420 stainless steel., Subrata Deb Nath

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The measurement of the adhesion of glaze ice., Andrew Hardesty Work Jr.

Theses/Dissertations from 2017

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Piezoelectric bistable buckled beam energy harvester., Brian Edward Allgeier

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Material properties design using simulations and experiments for powder injection molding of lead zirconate titanate (PZT)., Bhushan Pramod Bandiwadekar

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Development and evaluation of a biocompatible electroactive sensor for continuous blood pressure measurement., Scott D. Cambron

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Investigation of lattice structures and analysis of strut geometry., Zachary D Denzik

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Numerical investigation of drop impingement on dry and wet surfaces., Yisen Guo

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Development and degradation analysis of novel micro and nanostructured transition metal oxide (TMO) anodes for aqueous sodium ion batteries., Santanu Mukherjee

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A novel approach to assess minimally invasive surgical device failure utilizing adverse event outcome severity and design complexity., Marie K. Riggs

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Fused filament fabrication 3D printing using low-melting alloys., Nirupama Warrier

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Fabrication and characterization of a mcro/nanofluidic platform for electroporation., Hanwen Yuan

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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Experimental observation of the relationship between the pressure drop and flow rate of radial flow through porous media., Matthew William Okruch

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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

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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

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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