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  • Mohammadzadeh, Alireza; Struchtrup, Henning (Continuum Mechanics and Thermodynamics, 2017)
    Heat transfer in solids is modeled by deriving the macroscopic equations for phonon transport from the phonon-Boltzmann equation. In these equations, the Callaway model with frequency-dependent relaxation time is considered ...
  • Dubrova, Elena Vladimirovna (2017-06-14)
    The subject of this dissertation is the theory of Boolean and multiple-valued functions. The main areas considered are: functional completeness, canonical forms, minimization of functions, discrete differences and ...
  • Mohammadzadeh, Alireza; Rana, Anirudh; Struchtrup, Henning (International Journal of Thermal Sciences, 2016)
    Adiabatic wall boundary conditions for rarefied gas flows are described with the isotropic scattering model. An appropriate sampling technique for the direct simulation Monte Carlo (DSMC) method is presented, and the ...
  • Rahimi, Behnam; Struchtrup, Henning (Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 2016)
    A kinetic model and corresponding high-order macroscopic model for the accurate description of rarefied polyatomic gas flows are introduced. The different energy exchange processes are accounted for with a two term ...
  • Douglas, Mark Gordon (2017-06-09)
    The worldwide demand for personal communication system (PCS) devices is motivating the development of compact, high-performance antennas. It is also prompting a better understanding of the effects of the user and the ...
  • Abdelkader, Chellabi (2017-06-08)
    An adaptive optics system consists mainly of a wavefront sensor to detect optical aberrations, a control system to reconstruct the wavefront and compute a correction, and a deformable mirror to apply the correction. In ...
  • Sharma, Abhishek (2017-06-07)
    Thermal resistance per unit thickness for Vacuum Insulation Panel (VIP) is 5 to 10 times higher than conventional insulation materials. This makes VIP an attractive option for retrofitting exterior building envelopes. ...
  • Cascio, Lucia (2017-06-07)
    The increase in clock rate and integration density in modem IC technology leads to complex interactions among different parts of the circuit. These interactions are poorly represented with traditional lumped circuit ...
  • Svasti-Xuto, Usa (2017-06-02)
    The focus of this dissertation is the performance analyses of two classes of frequency-hopped spread-spectrum multiple access (FH-SSMA) systems in various fading environments. The capacity of Viterbi’s FH-SSMA system ...
  • Campbell, Russell J. (2017-06-01)
    The main results of this dissertation show evidence supporting the Successive Surface Scaffolding Conjecture. This is a new conjecture that, if true, guarantees the existence of all the wye-delta-order minimal obstructions ...
  • Dehghan, Ali (2017-05-31)
    There has been a significant interest in the estimation of time and effort in fixing defects among both software practitioners and researchers over the past two decades. However, most of the focus has been on prediction ...
  • Randell, Charles James (2017-05-25)
    This dissertation presents a novel underwater machine vision technique which uses the optical properties of water to extract range information from colour images. By exploiting the fact that the attenuation of light in ...
  • Losier, Valérie Raymonde (2017-05-25)
    Liquid water management in the cathode of polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cells (PEMFC) is crucial to efficient transport of gases and to maintaining electrochemical activity in the catalyst layer. Cracks and interfacial ...
  • Huo, Yiming (2017-05-18)
    The last two decades have witnessed the CMOS processes and design techniques develop and prosper with unprecedented speed. They have been widely employed in contemporary integrated circuit (IC) commercial products resulting ...
  • Wilson, Preethy (2017-05-18)
    The Internet of things (IoT) recently blossomed remarkably and has been transforming the everyday physical entities around us into an ecosystem of information that will enrich our lives in unimaginable ways. Authentication ...
  • Thomas, Robin (2017-05-17)
    Quadrotor is one type of Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) capable of vertical take-off and landing (VTOL). In this project, the well-established Sliding Mode Control (SMC) approach is studied and applied to a quadrotor to ...
  • Li, Hui (2017-05-15)
    Sculptured parts, characterized by interconnected and bounded parametric surface patches, are widely used in aerospace, automobile, shipbuilding and plastic mold industries due to their functional and aesthetic properties. ...
  • Kirmani, Ghulam Ashraf-Ul-Harmain (2017-05-11)
    Fatigue life prediction following overloads is required in such applications as, aerospace, automobile, and pressure vessels industries for damage tolerant design. Modelling of life prediction in fatigue is complicated ...
  • Kerr, Ronald W. (2017-05-11)
    Rate 1/2 systematic recursive convolutional codes over integer rings modulo-q are investigated for their performance. The investigation examines the performance in severe fading and additive white Gaussian noise for codes ...
  • Mohammadzadeh, Alireza; Struchtrup, Henning (International Journal for Heat and Mass Transfer, 2015)
    Recently Struchtrup (2013) proposed an extension to the original Maxwell boundary conditions for the Boltzmann equation which introduces velocity dependent accommodation coefficients. These boundary conditions are implemented ...

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