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Calibration of Flush Air Data Sensing Systems Using Surrogate Modeling Techniques
In this work the problem of calibrating Flush Air Data Sensing (FADS) has been addressed. The inverse problem of extracting freestream wind speed and angle of attack from pressure measurements has been solved. The aim of ...
Thermal conductances of aligned structures and thin films with embedded carbon nanotubes
Individual carbon nanotubes (CNTs) have superior thermal conductivity than conventional materials. The applications for CNTs range from heat sinks, thin films to thermal interface materials. However, when CNTs are grouped ...
Regional Characterization of the Knee Meniscus and Tissue Engineering with Dermal Stem Cells
Towards understanding regional meniscus characteristics important for tissue engineering efforts, meniscus cells were characterized biomechanically and an effective method for isolating these cells for tissue engineering ...
Harmonic Wavelets Procedures and Wiener Path and Integral Methods for Response Determination and Reliability Assessment of Nonlinear Systems/Structures
In this thesis a novel approximate/analytical approach based on the concepts of stochastic averaging and of statistical linearization is developed for the response determination of nonlinear/hysteretic multi-degree-of-freedom ...
Finite Element Nonlocal Technique Based on Superconvergent Patch Second Derivative Recovery
This dissertation proposes a finite element procedure for evaluating the high order strain derivatives in nonlocal computational mechanics. The superconvergent second derivative recovery methods used are proven to be ...