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• #### Deterministic and stochastic responses of smart variable stiffness and damping systems and smart tuned mass dampers ﻿

(2010)
Semi-active control algorithms are developed and examined for a variety of civil engineering applications subjected to a wide range of excitations. Except two control algorithms based on continuous variable structure control ...
• #### Detrás de Cada Letra: Trauma and Healing in Chicana/o Literature ﻿

(2015-10-30)
This dissertation seeks to substantively place Chicana/o literary studies in dialogue with the field of trauma studies, a field in which the robustness of minority letters remain under-theorized. The legacies of British ...
• #### Detroit: Return of the cityzen ﻿

(2006)
Detroit has steadily declined as a city since the height of its greatness in the 1950s. Deindustrialization, suburbanization, divisive racism, and disenfranchisement have taken a toll on a city that once stood for the ...
• #### Deutschsprachige Literatur des 20. Jahrhunderts im Medium Film: Eine Auswahl ﻿

(1998)
From the dawn of film history to today, film-adaption has generally been treated as the unfavored stepchild of the literary work upon which it is based. One reason for this bias is that film is seldom viewed as a free-standing ...
• #### Deux maisons du dix-septième siècle ﻿

(1889)
Shops with old-style woodwork; men standing in the foreground. Black-and-white photograph.
• #### Deuxième Fantaisie (1936) ﻿

(1980-11-23)
• #### Deuxième Fantasie (1936) ﻿

(1980-04-25)
• #### Developing a Radar-based Flood Alert System For Sugar Land, Texas ﻿

(2011)
This thesis presents a framework for a radar-based flood alert system (FAS) for the Oyster Creek Watershed to aid the City of Sugar Land in flood forecasting. The motivation for using this particular system stems from a ...
• #### Developing a scalable, extensible parallel performance analysis toolkit ﻿

(2007)
Modern parallel systems and applications are constantly increasing in scale and complexity, and consequently good parallel performance is impossible to achieve without the help of performance tools. However, monitoring ...
• #### Developing a spin polarized helium ion source for surface electronic structure studies ﻿

(1995)
Development of a low energy spin polarized He$\sp+$ source for application in studies of electron spin correlations in ion neutralization at surfaces is described. The source is based on an optically pumped helium discharge. ...
• #### Developing an introductory civil engineering course ﻿

(1999)
A new course designed to introduce freshmen to civil engineering and to give non-engineers a taste of engineering was developed and taught. The course is divided into four sections (demand, design, construction, and effects) ...
• #### Developing Dirhodium-Complexes for Protein Inhibition and Modification & Copper-Catalyzed Remote Chlorination of Alkyl-Hydroperoxides ﻿

(2013-09-16)
The work describes the development of a new class of protein-inhibitors for protein-protein interactions, based on metallopeptides comprised of a dirhodium metal center. The metal incorporation in the peptide sequence leads ...
• #### Developing gold-based nanostructures to study catalytic reactions in water ﻿

(2009)
Gold-based catalysts are effective for reactions that occur in water. They are not well understood though, with regard to the nature of active sites and surface reaction mechanisms. Water presents interesting challenges ...
• #### Developing Innovative Designs with Manufacturing Capability Using the Level Set Method ﻿

(2012-09-05)
This thesis discusses how to use topology and shape optimization, specifically the level set method, for innovative design. The level set method is a numerical algorithm that simulates the expansion of dynamic implicit ...
• #### Developing Novel Protein-based Materials using Ultrabithorax: Production, Characterization, and Functionalization ﻿

(2011)
Compared to 'conventional' materials made from metal, glass, or ceramics, protein-based materials have unique mechanical properties. Furthermore, the morphology, mechanical properties, and functionality of protein-based ...

(1968-07)
• #### Developing stable foams from polymeric surfactants for water production control ﻿

(2005)
This research explores a new method using foams for water production control in an oilfield. Reducing water production during oil production is an important objective impacting the profitability of a mature oilfield. ...
• #### Developing the East African: The East Africa Royal Commission, 1953-1955, and its critics ﻿

(1997)
The East Africa Royal Commission, 1953-55, was a wide-ranging investigation of the necessary conditions for promoting the economic development of the colonial dependencies of Kenya, Uganda, and Tanganyika. Commissioners ...

(2009)
• #### Development and Application of Methods to Study Nanoparticle Diffusion Using Intensity Correlation Spectroscopy ﻿

(2011)
The practical application of nanoparticles requires transitioning from well controlled experimental settings to highly variable "real-life" conditions. Understanding the resulting changes in the behavior and stability of ...
• #### Development and Application of Stochastic Methods for Radiation Belt Simulations ﻿

(2015-09-04)
This thesis describes a method for modeling radiation belt electron diffusion, which solves the radiation belt Fokker-Planck equation using its equivalent stochastic differential equations, and presents applications of ...
• #### Development and characterization of a nanofiber-reinforced thermoplastic composite ﻿

(1999)
Polypropylene composites with vapor-grown carbon nanofibers (VGCF's) as reinforcement were prepared. The fibers used have an rage diameter of 200 nm with interesting thermal, electrical and mechanical properties which make ...
• #### Development and characterization of a poly(ethylene glycol) hydrogel scaffold system for adipose tissue engineering ﻿

(2005)
As the number of soft tissue correctional procedures increases yearly and the current methods being inadequate, alternative methods of rectifying defects has become a focus for tissue engineers. Our long-term goal is to ...
• #### Development and characterization of XUV xenon laser ﻿

(1994)
Short wavelength lasers have many potential scientific and engineering applications. The goal of this research is to develop and improve a practical XUV Xe laser, and to use it for XUV holographic imaging. Measurements on ...

(2011)
• #### Development and evaluation of a spreadsheet debugging tool ﻿

(1991)
In four experiments, the utility of a spreadsheet debugging tool was assessed as spreadsheet users interacted with experimental spreadsheets. Experiments 1 and 2 showed that although subjective reactions to the tools were ...
• #### Development and Evaluation of Approaches for Quantitative Optical Molecular Imaging of Neoplasia ﻿

(2011)
This thesis develops and evaluates three approaches for quantitative molecularly-targeted optical imaging of neoplasia. The first approach focuses on widefield imaging of biomarkers near the tissue surface for early detection ...
• #### Development and its discontents: NGOs, women and the politics of social mobilization in Bangladesh ﻿

(2002)
This dissertation is an analysis of the policies, practices, and effects of a number of NGOs (non-governmental organizations) in Bangladesh. My work focuses on micro-credit NGOs, the Grameen Bank model in particular, and ...
• #### Development and structural application of NMR methods for the measurement of residual dipolar couplings and phosphorus-31 chemical shift anisotropy in RNA, using ribosomal helix-35 psi(746) as a model molecule ﻿

(2004)
This work describes how new methods for measuring one-bond, two-bond and three-bond heteronuclear and homonuclear residual dipolar couplings (RDCs) and 31P chemical shift anisotropy (31P CSA) values in RNA molecules of ...
• #### Development and study of charge sensors for fast charge detection in quantum dots ﻿

(2007)
Charge detection at microsecond time-scales has far reaching consequences in both technology and in our understanding of electron dynamics in nanoscale devices such as quantum dots. Radio-frequency superconducting single ...
• #### Development and testing of flame retardant additives and polymers ﻿

(2004)
The first chapter examines the non-halogenated flame retardant additives. The synthesis and blending of these various boron compounds are discussed and the blending of these additives into commercial polymers is addressed. ...
• #### Development and validation of a simple algorithm for initiation of CPAP in neonates with respiratory distress in Malawi ﻿

(2015)
Background:Low-cost bubble continuous positive airway pressure (bCPAP) systems have been shown to improve survival in neonates with respiratory distress, in developing countries including Malawi. District hospitals in ...
• #### Development of a 3D Tissue Engineered Bone Tumor Model ﻿

(2013-09-16)
3D ex vivo tumor models are required which better replicate the microenvironment encountered by tumor cells in vivo. In this study, we applied bone tissue engineering culture techniques to develop an ex vivo 3D bone tumor ...
• #### Development of a 500 MW, one-microsecond, multi-kiloampere relativistic klystron amplifier ﻿

(1996)
This work presents research on the one-microsecond, L-band relativistic klystron amplifier (RKA) project conducted at Los Alamos National Laboratory. A collection of theoretical analyses is presented for rf cavities, intense ...
• #### Development of a biodegradable interbody fusion device ﻿

(2004)
Novel polymer networks based on poly(propylene fumarate) (PPF) and the crosslinking agent poly(propylene fumarate)-diacrylate (PPF-DA) were investigated as a material for a biodegradable interbody fusion cage. The aim of ...
• #### Development of a Biomimetic Hydrogel Scaffold as an Artificial Niche to Investigate and Direct Neural Stem Cell Behavior ﻿

(2012)
The mature central nervous system has a very limited capacity for self-renewal and repair following injury. Neural stem cells (NSCs), however, provide a promising new therapeutic option and can be readily expanded in vitro ...
• #### Development of a coherent THz magneto-spectroscopy system ﻿

(2006)
We have developed a coherent time-domain THz magneto-spectroscopy system. It can be used for measuring the refractive index, complex conductivities, and cyclotron resonance of different semiconductor structures as well as ...

(1975)
• #### Development of a Diagnostic Assay for the Multiplexed Detection of Ovarian Cancer Biomarkers at the Point-of-Care ﻿

(2014-12-11)
Point-of-care (POC) diagnostic platforms have the potential to enable low-cost, large- scale screening. As no single biomarker is shed by all ovarian cancers, multiplexed biomarker panels promise improved sensitivity and ...
• #### Development of a distributed hydrologic model with application to a flood alert system ﻿

(2004)
A new generation of distributed hydrologic models has been developed to be compatible with recent advancements in remotely sensed and GIS data. In contrast to lumped conceptual rainfall-runoff models, physics-based distributed ...
• #### Development of a distributed water quality model using advanced hydrologic simulation ﻿

(2012)
Cypress Creek is an urbanizing watershed in the Gulf Coast region of Texas that contributes the largest inflow of urban runoff containing suspended solids to Lake Houston, the primary source of drinking water for the City ...
• #### DEVELOPMENT OF A GENERALIZED MULTIPROPERTY APPARATUS TO MEASURE PHASE EQUILIBRIUM, DENSITY, INTERFACIAL TENSION, AND VISCOSITY OF FLUIDS AND ITS APPLICATION TO STUDY PHASE AND VOLUMETRIC BEHAVIOR IN SUPERCRITICAL CARBON DIOXIDE - HEAVY HYDROCARBON MIXTURES (NORMAL-HEXADECANE) ﻿

(1985)
A generalized apparatus was designed and developed to measure high pressure, moderate temperature, vapor-liquid-equilibria composition (VLE), densities (PVT), viscosities, and interfacial tensions, and applied to study the ...
• #### Development of a high power, ultrashort pulse laser system ﻿

(1990)
This work focuses on the development of a new high power, ultrashort pulse dye laser system based on solid state Nd:YAG pump sources for a synchronously pumped dye laser and a series of dye amplifiers. This system will be ...
• #### Development of a large space robot: A multi-segment approach ﻿

(1991)
A multi-segment robot is developed as a concept for use in space based construction operations. The multi-segment robot is envisioned as a member of a class of large space robots, or space cranes, used in the assembly of ...
• #### Development of a local hybrid functional for density functional theory ﻿

(2003)
Self-interaction error appears because the exchange interaction of a system does not cancel the self-coulomb energy of its electron density, yet this exchange interaction contributes to the non-dynamical correlation ...
• #### Development of a multimodal foveated endomicroscope for the detection of oral cancer ﻿

(2017)
A multimodal endomicroscope was developed for cancer detection that combines hyperspectral and confocal imaging through a single foveated objective and a vibrating optical fiber bundle. Standard clinical examination has a ...
• #### DEVELOPMENT OF A NEW CONFORMAL SOLUTION THEORY ﻿

(1982)
This research develops a theoretically based corresponding states procedure which predicts mixture properties accurately. This procedure separates any dimensionless residual thermodynamic property into two parts: One part ...
• #### Development of a new measure of helping at work ﻿

(2010)
In this thesis, helping behavior is defined as extra role behaviors that an employee performs voluntarily and contributes to organizational effectiveness such as improved productivity and co-worker performance (Organ, ...
• #### Development of a Polymeric Gene Delivery Vector for Application in Osteochondral Tissue Engineering ﻿

(2014-04-23)
In this work, the polymeric gene delivery vector poly(ethyenimine)-hyaluronic acid (bPEI-HA)was optimized for transfection efficiency, incorporated into microparticles for controlled release, and applied directly in an ...
• #### Development of a Predictive and Mechanistic Model for Capacitive Deionization ﻿

(2015-10-22)
The objective of this research was to develop a mechanistic and predictive model for capacitive deionization (CDI). The commonly-known Gouy Chapman Stern (GCS) model was modified to account for finite ion size and pore ...
• #### Development of a Quantitative Recombinase Polymerase Amplification Assay with an Internal Positive Control ﻿

(2015)
It was recently demonstrated that recombinaseﾠpolymeraseﾠamplification (RPA), an isothermal amplification platform for pathogen detection, may be used to quantify DNA sampleﾠconcentrationﾠusing aﾠstandard curveﾠIn this ...
• #### Development of a self-assembled meniscal replacement ﻿

(2010)
Injuries to the inner-portion of the meniscus, common with today's active lifestyles, have little ability for intrinsic repair due to the lack of vascularity. Current treatments only alleviate the symptoms of meniscal ...
• #### Development of a spin-polarized helium(+) ion source for surface studies ﻿

(1996)
Development of a low-energy electron-spin-polarized He$\sp+$ ion source is described. The ion source uses an optically pumped rf discharge. Metastable He(2$\sp3$S) atoms are produced by electron impact in the discharge and ...
• #### Development of a stimulus-response learning model as a fundamental data processing element ﻿

(1969)
A stimulus-response learning model was developed and tested in a simulated paired-associate learning experiment. The behavior of the model was compared with characteristic human behavior. The model was sufficiently successful ...
• #### Development of a strain softening constitutive model for rock ﻿

(1988)
A plasticity based constitutive model with two yield surfaces is developed to model the nonlinear axial and volumetric behavior observed for rocks in triaxial compression. The failure surface is allowed to soften at low ...
• #### Development of a Terahertz Leaky-Wave Antenna using the Parallel- Plate Waveguide ﻿

(2014-07-23)
Because of a growing bandwidth problem within wireless communications, the terahertz (THz) spectrum is being investigated as a possible technology for short-range, high-bandwidth communications. For this reason, it is worth ...
• #### Development of a Thermoresponsive and Chemically Crosslinkable Hydrogel System for Craniofacial Bone Tissue Engineering ﻿

(2011)
A novel injectable hydrogel system for cell delivery in craniofacial bone tissue engineering was developed in this work. The hydrogel employs a dual solidification mechanism by containing units that gel upon temperature ...
• #### Development of an Active Display Using Plasmonic Nanorods and Liquid Crystals ﻿

(2015-08-26)
The current generation of display technology has already provided the public with displays that exhibit high color fidelity, faster than the eye can see frame rates, and screens spanning an order of magnitude in size, from ...
• #### Development of an analytical method to quantify PBDEs, OH-BDEs, HBCDs, 2,4,6-TBP, EH-TBB, and BEH-TEBP in human serum ﻿

(2016)
Polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) flame retardants (FRs) were phased-out in the mid-2000s (penta- and octaBDE) and 2013 (decaBDE); however, their hydroxylated metabolites (OH-BDEs) are still commonly detected in human ...
• #### DEVELOPMENT OF AN ANALYTICAL MODEL FOR THE ULTIMATE CAPACITY OF AXIALLY LOADED GROUTED PILE TO JACKET CONNECTIONS ﻿

(1980)
Steel offshore platforms are typically connected to their foundation pilings by injecting cement grout in the annulus between each pile and its sleeve. In the last few years a good deal of experimental study had contributed ...