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Interfacial dynamics of liquid droplets and thermophysical property measurement
The interfacial dynamics of a viscous droplet immersed in a viscous medium are considered. The characteristic equation is derived using a normal-mode analysis, and solved for arbitrary, finite fluid properties. The cylinder ...
Radiation and convection heat transfer in particle-laden fluid flow
Combined radiation, convection, and conduction heat transfer are studied in a dispersed two phase flow of gray, laminar, axisymmetric media, where both phases are radiatively participating. The radiative transfer equation ...
Instabilities in heated falling films: A full-scale direct numerical simulation
A thin liquid layer draining on a heated inclined plane is susceptible to long surface waves, and can either form waves and stay continuous or go through a rupture process leading to the formation of rivulets. It is of ...
Control of serial and parallel robots: Analysis and implementation
The research presented in this thesis is categorized into two areas. In the first part we address the issue of uniform boundedness of the elements of the equations of motion of serial robots, an important issue for the ...
Plasticity, localization, and friction in porous materials
Original variations of two-invariant rate-independent plasticity models capture many features of the homogeneous behavior of porous materials. All of the variations proposed are based on a simple 7 parameter critical state ...