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Wavelets and the discrete ordinate method for the solution of radiative heat transfer through a participating medium
Wavelet method is applied to the study of radiative heat transfer and combined conductive-radiative heat transfer through the gray and nongray participating medium in one- and two-dimensional (1-D and 2-D) geometries. The ...
Selected mechanical problems in load- and depth-sensing indentation testing
Indentation techniques are used extensively in mechanical property testing. In this dissertation, selected mechanical problems in load and depth sensing indentation testing are presented. One commonly used technique for ...
Exploration of Tikhonov regularization for the fusion of experimental data and computational fluid dynamics
A method is developed to fuse Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) simulations and experimental data through the use of Tikhonov regularization. Inviscid-Viscous Interaction and Thin-Layer Navier-Stokes Equation models are ...
Optimal control of ship maneuvers for course change, sidestep, and collision avoidance
We consider a ship subject to kinematic, dynamic, and moment equations and steered via the rudder under the assumptions that the rudder angle and rudder angle time rate are subject to upper and lower bounds. We formulate ...
Evaluation of superelastic nitinol as a shielding material for hypervelocity impact
Superelastic Nitinol Shape Memory Alloy (SMA) as a shielding material for hypervelocity impact is investigated. Impact peak pressures from Rankine-Hugoniot equations and empirical figures of merit, which give a general ...
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 ...