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

For the entire collection of UNLV theses and dissertations, visit UNLV Theses, Dissertations, Professional Papers, and Capstones

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Theses/Dissertations from 2018

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Numerical Analysis of an Electrical Transformer with Fins and Horizontal Pins, Sean Ferneyhough

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Detector Arrays for Nuclear Security and Safeguards Applications, Jessica Hartman

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Morphological and Energy Transport Optimization of Spectrally-Selective Solar Absorber Coatings at Mesoscale, Dale Karas

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Design Optimization and Control of a Fully Actuated Hexrotor UAV for Use in Aerial Manipulation Applications, Jameson Yau Sung Lee

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Fluid Structure Interaction Study of the Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Surgical Treatment Using Suture-Patch Device on the Patient’s Tongue, Yang Liu

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Biodegradable and Biocompatible Silk Fibroin for Optical Applications, Corey Bryce Malinowski

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Design and Preliminary Evaluation of a Supercritical Carbon Dioxide Brayton Cycle for Solar Dish Concentrator Clean Energy Production, Danielle Nobles-Lookingbill

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Numerical Study of Biopolymer Implants for Distal Femoral Condyles– Finite Element Simulations, Luke Olsen

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The Design, Modeling, and Optimization of a Biomimetic Soft Robot for Fluid Pumping and Thrust Generation Using Electroactive Polymer Actuators, Zakai Jedidiah Olsen

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Numerical Study of Oxidation in Stainless Steel Alloy Ep-823 by Liquid Lead-Bismuth Eutectic, Rajyalakshmi Palaparty

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A Numerical Model of an Axial Wind Turbine, Andrew Liam Poland

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Comprehensive Study of Spray-Painting and 3d Printing Fabrication Methods for Nafion® and Nafion® Equivalents in Ionic Polymer-Metal Composite Actuators and Sensors, Sarah Trabia

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Investigations into the Airside Cooling of a Heat Exchanger, David Vallet

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CFD Modeling of Smoke Movement in an Atrium, Robin Wu

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The Effect of Titanium Dioxide on Nucleate Pool Boiling Using an Aluminum Substrate, Kevin Yim

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