Rice University Graduate Electronic Theses and Dissertations
Rice University makes its graduate theses and dissertations available online at no cost to end users. These electronic theses and dissertations (ETDs) cover the period from 1918, when the first dissertation was issued to H. E. Bray, through the most recently processed graduating year. Occasionally a thesis or dissertation may be be missing from the repository. If you are unable to find a specific dissertation, please let us know and we will attempt to make it available through the repository, provided that the author has not elected for it to be embargoed.
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(1969)Much of today's avant-garde theater is concerned with depicting another level of human reality than that which conventional drama deals: with. The avant-garde attempts to strip away social convention in order to expose the ...
Nonlinear geometric and material analysis of shell structures with particular emphasis on tubular joints (1998)Linear and nonlinear analysis of shell structures are performed using finite elements. Shell elements are formulated to capture the linear and nonlinear behavior of shell structures. Although general, the elements are ...
(1976)Confederate Houston offers a fascinating case study for students of Trans-Mississippi Texas. Despite its unique position as commercial center and military headquarters, the city shared many experiences with the rest of the ...
(1963)The object of this thesis is an examination of repetitive character types in the works of James Matthew Barrie. It deals only with the characters found in more than one work, who are given new names. The discussion begins ...
(1947)It is proposed to present here a calculation of the electrostatic energies of some charged spherical shells distorted symmetrically about an axis by functions of the zonal harmonics. Coincidentally, the surface areas of ...