Below are theses and dissertations completed by graduates of the University of Nevada Las Vegas Mechanical Engineering Department.

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Theses/Dissertations from 2014

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Mathematical Equations and System Identification Models for a Portable Pneumatic Bladder System Designed to Reduce Human Exposure to Whole Body Shock and Vibration, Ezzat Aziz Ayyad

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Design and Analysis of Hydrogen Powered Actuator Integrating Metal Hydride Storage System, Md Mainul Hossain Bhuiya

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Mitigation of Moving Shocks in an Expanding Duct, Veraun Chipman

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Development of a Black-Box Transient Thermal Model for Residential Buildings, Andrew Cross

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Feedback Speed Control of a Small Two-Stroke Internal Combustion Engine that Propels an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle, Paul D. Fjare

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Novel Deployment of Elpasolites as a Dual Neutron / Gamma-ray Directional Detector, Amber Lynn Guckes

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Neutron Spectroscopy with Scintillation Detectors using Wavelets, Jessica Hartman

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CFD Simulation of the Thermal Performance of a Parallel Counter-Parallel Flow Heat Exchanger for the Treatment of Hypothermia, Alex Heller

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Numerical study of a novel fin configuration of a high temperature ceramic plate fin heat exchanger, Vijaisri Nagarajan

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Time Correlated Measurements Using Plastic Scintillators with Neutron-Photon Pulse Shape Discrimination, Norman Edison Richardson

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Designing a Biomimetic Testing Platform for Actuators in a Series-Elastic Co-contraction System, Ryan Tyler Schroeder

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Analysis of Bolted Joints Under Medium and High Impact Loading, Deepak Somasundaram

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Study of Water Transport Phenomena on Cathode of PEMFCs using Monte Carlo Simulation, Karn Soontrapa

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Post-Occupancy Energy Efficiency Evaluation of a LEED Platinum Federal Government Facility, Theresa Tincher

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Analytical and Experimental Analysis of Magnetorheological Elastomers, Sarah Trabia

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Simulations of Interfacial Electrokinetics with Applications to Microfluidic Systems, Sebastian Uppapalli

Theses/Dissertations from 2009

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Design and fabrication of a small prototype airframe structure, Kimberly Lynn Clark

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Experimental and numerical study of a proton exchange membrane electrolyzer for hydrogen production, Sachin S. Deshmukh

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Update to ANSI/ANS-6.4.3-1991 for low-Z and compound materials and review of particle transport theory, Luis Durani

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Parametric study of efficiency measures for home energy conservation in Las Vegas, Nevada, Todd M. France

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An On-sun parametric study of solar hydrogen production using WO3 photoanodes, Christopher K. Halford

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Effects of mechanical and metallurgical variables on creep, fracture toughness and crack growth behavior of Alloy 617, Muhammad Hasibul Hasan

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Optimization of channel geometry in a proton exchange membrane (PEM) fuel cell, Jephanya Kasukurthi

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Two-tank indirect thermal storage designs for solar parabolic trough power plants, Joseph E. Kopp

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Design and characterization of a shock and vibration mitigation seat system, George Samaan Ladkany

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Experimental evaluation and modeling of engine driven heat pump, Isaac Y. Mahderekal

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Fracture toughness, crack-growth-rate and creep studies of alloy 276, Joydepp Pal

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Optimization of solid oxide fuel cell interconnect design, Krishna C. Pulagam

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Design of a "Figure-8" Spherical Motion Flapping Wing for Miniature UAV's, Zohaib Parvaiz Rehmat

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Oxidation modeling by means of molecular dynamics, Chaiyod Soontrapa

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Criticality studies of actinides within fissures, Trevor Wilcox

Theses/Dissertations from 2003

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Chemical Kinetics and Thermal Hydraulics of Lead Bismuth Flow Loops, Kanthi Kiran Dasika