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Nonlinear Aerodynamic Corrections to Blade Element Momentum Modul with Validation Experiments, Robert S. Merrill

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Use of Direct Metal Laser Sintering for Tooling in High Volume Production, Joel W. Hendrickson

Dissertations

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A Computational Fluid Dynamics Validation Experiment for Forced and Mixed Convection on a Vertical Heated Plate, Jeff Robert Harris

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Analysis of Angles-Only Hybrid Space-Based/Ground-Based Approach for Geosynchronous Orbit Catalog Maintenance, Blythe A. Andrews

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Angles-Only Navigation for Autonomous Orbital Rendezvous, David Charles Woffinden

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Applications of Relative Motion Models Using Curvilinear Coordinate Frames, Alex C. Perez

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Asymptotic Multiphysics Modeling of Composite Beams, Qi Wang

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A Thermomechanical Analysis of An Ultrasonic Bonding Mechanism, Chunbo Zhang

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Benchmark Experiments for Natural Convection in Nuclear Fuel Rod Bundles, Kyle L. Jones

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Bridging the Nano- and Macro-Worlds: Thermal Property Measurement Using Thermal Microscopy and Photothermal Radiometry – Application to Particle-Irradiation Damage Profile in Zirconium Carbide, Colby Bruce Jensen

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Development of a Three-Dimensional High-Order Strand-Grids Approach, Oisin Tong

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Development of Modular Thermal Control Architecture for Modular Satellites, Quinn Eric Young

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Dislocation Density-Based Finite Element Method Modeling of Ultrasonic Consolidation, Deepankar Pal

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Effective Properties of Randomly Oriented Kenaf Short Fiber Reinforced Epoxy Composite, Dayakar Naik L.

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Electrokinetic Flow in a Nanochannel with an Overlapped Electrical Double Layer, Zhuorui Song

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Enhance Variational Asymptotic Method for Unit Cell Homogenization (VAMUCH) for Real Engineering Structures and Materials, Zheng Ye

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Evaluation of an Incompressible Energy-Vorticity Turbulence Model for Fully Rough Pipe Flow, Doug F. Hunsaker

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Evaluation of Flux Correction on Three-dimensional Strand Grids with an Overset Cartesian Grid, Dalon G. Work

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Evaluation of Turbulence Variable Distributions for Incompressible Fully Rough Pipe Flows, Emilie B. Fowler

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Experiment and Simulation on the Dynamics of a Slug of Liquid Oxygen Displaced by a Pulsed Magnetic Field, Jeffrey C. Boulware

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Fabrication of Long-Fiber-Reinforced Metal Matrix Composites Using Ultrasonic Consolidation, Yanzhe Yang

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Fabrication of Multi-Material Structures Using Ultrasonic Consolidation and Laser-Engineered Net Shaping, John Olorunshola Obielodan

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Facilitation of Nanoscale Thermal Transport by Hydrogen Bonds, Lin Zhang

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Hybrid Photothermal Technique for Microscale Thermal Conductivity Measurement, Zilong Hua

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Impact of Mass and Bond Energy Difference and Interface Defects on Thermal Boundary Conductance, ChangJin Choi

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Linear Covariance Analysis For Gimbaled Pointing Systems, Randall S. Christensen

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Mathematical Modeling of Light Utilization and the Effects of Temperature Cycles on Productivity in a Steady-State Algal Photobioreactor, Peter Edwin Zemke

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Nano-scale Thermal Property Prediction by Molecular Dynamics Simulation with Experimental Validation, Kyle S. Horne

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Nonlinear Photothermal Radiometry and its Applications to Pyrometry and Thermal Property Measurements, Austin Drew Fleming

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Spacecraft Guidance Techniques for Maximizing Mission Success, Shane B. Robinson

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Statistical Methods for Launch Vehicle Guidance, Navigation, and Control (GN&C) System Design and Analysis, Michael Benjamin Rose

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Thermal Property Measurement of Thin Fibers by Complementary Methods, Troy Robert Munro

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Turbulence Modeling of Strongly Heated Internal Pipe Flow Using Large Eddy Simulation, Michal Hradisky

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Understanding Pyrotechnic Shock Dynamics and Response Attenuation Over Distance, Richard J. Ott

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Unsteady Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) Validation and Uncertainty Quantification for a Confined Bank of Cylinders Using Particle Image Velocimetry (PIV), Brandon M. Wilson

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Variational Asymptotic Method for Unit Cell Homogenization of Thermomechanical Behavior of Composite Materials, Chong Teng

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Variational Asymptotic Micromechanics Modeling of Composite Materials, Tian Tang

Reports

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A 6-Degree of Freedom Static Thrust Stand Developed for RC-Scale Jet Engines, Spencer Sessions

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Application of Strand-Cartesian Interfaced Solver on Flows Around Various Geometries, Yushi Yanagita

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A Validation and Comparison About VABS-IDE and VABS-GUI, Teng Hu

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Development of a Ripple Rejection Controller for DC Commutated Motors, Spencer M. Atkin

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Engineering Model to Calculate Mass Flow Rate of a Two-Phase Saturated Fluid Through An Injector Orifice, Brian J. Solomon

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Enhancement of Volumetric Specific Impulse in HTPB/Ammonium Nitrate Mixed Hybrid Rocket Systems, Jacob Ward Forsyth

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Heat Transfer Through A Rotating Ball Bearing At Low Angular Velocities, Sarah Isert

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In Situ Method of Measuring Atmosphere Neutral Winds with a Rigid Falling Sphere, Joshua F. Martineau

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Investigation of Relative Importance of Some Error Sources in Particle Image Velocimetry, Jeff R. Harris

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Investigation of the Noise Floor of the Standard PIV Cross-Correlation Algorithm, Kyle L. Jones

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Miniature Wire Boom System for Cubsat Application, Keith R. Bradford

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Phonon Dispersion and Relaxation Time in Uranium Dioxide, Dallin Parkinson

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Power Efficient Restart-Capable Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene-Based Arc Ignition for Hybrid Rocket Motors, Nathan R. Inkley

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Pyrolysis of Acrylonitrile-Butadiene-Styrene (ABS) Under High Heat Flux Conditions, James R. Wilson

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Retrofitting Two Solar Hot Water Systems for Year Round Operation, Zachary A. Cook

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Streambed Thermal Property Instrument (SPI), James Alwel Dayie

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Systems Engineering of the Double-Probe Insrumentation for Measuring Electric-Fields Cubesatellite, Seven M. Grover

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Theoretical Approach for Error Estimation of Temperature and Thermal Conductivity in Uranium Dioxide Fuel, Adam John Gerth

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Towed Water Turbine Computational Fluid Dynamics Analysis, Robert G. Maughan

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A Comparison of Over Snow Vehicles Produced at Utah State Agricultural College, Ross W. Eskelson

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Aerodynamic Thrust Vectoring For Attitude Control Of A Vertically Thrusting Jet Engine, M. Ryan Schaefermeyer

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Analysis of Square-Root Kalman Filters for Angles-Only Orbital Navigation and the Effects of Sensor Accuracy on State Observability, Jason Knudsen Schmidt

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Analysis of Star Identification Algorithms due to Uncompensated Spatial Distortion, Steven Paul Brätt

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A Neural Network Approach to Fault Detection in Spacecraft Attitude Determination and Control Systems, John N. Schreiner

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An Investigation into Delta Wing Vortex Generators as a Means of Increasing Algae Biofuel Raceway Vertical Mixing Including an Analysis of the Resulting Turbulence Characteristics, Aaron H. Godfrey

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Anisotropic Compressive Pressure-Dependent Effective Thermal Conductivity of Granular Beds, R. Daniel Garrett

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A Study on Stainless Steel 316L Annealed Ultrasonic Consolidation and Linear Welding Density Estimation, Raelvim Gonzalez

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A Survey and Performance Analysis of Orbit Propagators for LEO, GEO, and Highly Elliptical Orbits, Simon P. Shuster

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A Three-Dimensional, Time-Dependent Circulation Model of Utah Lake, Eric V. Callister

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Autocorrelation-Based Estimate of Particle Image Density in Particle Image Velocimetry, Scott O. Warner

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Automatic Particle Image Velocimetry Uncertainty Quantification, Benjamin H. Timmins

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Axisymmetric Coanda-Assisted Vectoring, Dustin S. Allen

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Axisymmetric Finite Element Modeling for the Design and Analysis of Cylindrical Adhesive Joints based on Dimensional Stability, Paul E. Lyon

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Axisymmetric Finite Element Modeling of Adhesive Joint Between a Laminated Composite and Metal Cylinder, Casey A. Talbot

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Best Practices for Volume Flow Rate Measurements Using PIV at the Exit of a Turbulent Planar Jet, Rick Cressall

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Best Practices for Volume Flow Rate Measurements Using PIV at the Exit of a Turbulent Round Jet, Robert Schaap

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Bubble Coalescence and Breakup Modeling for Computing Mass Transfer Coefficient, Ryan A. Mawson

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Catalytic Decomposition of Nitrous Monopropellant for Hybrid Motor Ignition, Matthew D. Wilson

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Characteristics of Combustion Flame Sprayed Nickel Aluminum Using a Coanda Assisted Spray Manipulation Collar for Off-Normal Deposits, Reid S. Archibald

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Characterization of the Thermal Resistance of Grain Boundaries of Cerium Oxide, Jesse Spackman

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Closed-Loop Thrust and Pressure Profile Throttling of a Nitrous Oxide/Hydroxyl-Terminated Polybutadiene Hybrid Rocket Motor, Zachary W. Peterson

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Coanda-Assisted Spray Manipulation Implementation to Plasma Spray, Katie E. Mabey

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Computational Efficiency of a Hybrid Mass Concentration and Spherical Harmonic Modeling, Nathan Piepgrass

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Computational Fluid Dynamic Modeling of Natural Convection in Vertically Heated Rods, Mahesh Surendran

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Computational Fluid Dynamics Analysis of Butterfly Valve Performance Factors, Adam Del Toro

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Computational Fluid Dynamics Simulations of Oscillating Wings and Comparison to Lifting-Line Theory, Megan Keddington

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Computational Fluid Dynamics Validation of Buoyant Turbulent Flow Heat Transfer, Jared M. Iverson

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Demonstration of a Completely Described Swirling Jet Experiment Used for Numerical Validation, Brandon M. Wilson

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Design and Construction of a Tunable Light Source with Light Emitting Diodes for Photosynthetic Organisms, Nathan Phillipps

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Design and Scale-Up of Production Scale Stirred Tank Fermentors, Ryan Z. Davis

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Design and Testing of a Nanosatellite Simulator Reaction Wheel Attitude Control System, Fredric William Long

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Design and Testing of Digitally Manufactured Paraffin Acrylonitrile-Butadiene-Styrene Hybrid Rocket Motors, Jonathan M. McCulley

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Design for Manufacturability and Assembly of an Assistive Technician Creeper, Including Single Drive Control of a Multi-Degree of Freedom Kinematic Mechanism, Larry T. Wilde Jr.

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Design of a Split Hopkinson Bar Apparatus for use with Fiber Reinforced Composite Materials, Shawn Michael Lang

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Development of a Coupled Fluid and Colloidall Particle Transport Model, Scott Ripplinger

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Discharge Coefficients of Oblique Weirs, Samuel Egnew Tingey

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Effective Thermal Conductivity of Carbon Nanotube-Based Cryogenic Nanofluids, Lucas Samuel Anderson

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Effective Thermal Conductivity of Tri-Isotropic (TRISO) Fuel Compacts, Charles P. Folsom

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Effect of Heavy Metals Found in Flue Gas on Growth and Lipid Accumulation for Green Algae Scenedesmus obliquus, Reece Butler

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Effect of Manufacturing Processes on the Loss Factor and Other Mechanical Properties of Kenaf Fiber-Reinforced Composites, Brian P. Spackman

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Effect of Orifice Shape on Synthetic Jet Efficiency, David J. Nani

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Effects of Radiation Heating on Additively Printed Hybrid Fuel Grain Oxidizer-to-fuel Ratio Shift, Stephen L. Merkley

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Effects of Temperature and Humidity on Glass-Reinforced Nylon Rotating Bands, Marc D. Raby