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Space--Time Finite Element Computation of the Aerodynamics of Flapping Wings
The details of the aerodynamics of flapping flight continue to pose a considerable challenge to a complete understanding of flight. Advanced computational fluid mechanics technology coupled with experimental data offers a ...
Duck, Duck, Goose
This thesis reinvents the current homogenized horizontality along the American highways by inserting a new typology of verticality along the existing horizontal sprawl. The project focuses upon the ever-growing commercialization ...
Developing a Radar-based Flood Alert System For Sugar Land, Texas
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 ...
This thesis defines displacement as the occupation of infrastructural voids for collective use. By calibrating patterns of appropriation, I propose displacement as a formal strategy for leveraging issues of demand. The ...
Towards Photocurrent Production By Gold Nanoarrays with Self-Assembled Monolayer Coatings
This thesis proposes to use optical rectennae (rectifying antennae) for generating electricity by harvesting solar energy. Rectennae have theoretical efficiency over 90%, well above that of current photovoltaic devices. ...
The transition from a TEM-like mode to a plasmonic mode in finite-width THz parallel-plate waveguides
By the near-field measurement of the electric field distribution inside the finite width THz parallel plate waveguide, we find the transition from conventional diffractive TEM-like mode to plasmonic mode. This mode transition ...