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CHARACTERIZATION OF Ti AND Co BASED BIOMATERIALS PROCESSED VIA LASER BASED ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING
Titanium and Cobalt based metallic materials are currently the most ideal materials for load-bearing metallic bio medical applications. However, the long term tribological degradation of these materials still remains a ...
INVESTIGATION OF MULTIPHASE MANUFACTURING PROCESSES FOR POLYMERIC MICRO-LENSES AND LENS ARRAYS
Micro-lenses, as well as micro-lens arrays, have been widely used and attracted attention in miniature optical systems in recent decades. However, the fabrication methods for micro-lenses and lens arrays are limited. In ...
SHEAR DEGRADATION IN FIBER REINFORCED LAMINATES DUE TO MATRIX DAMAGE
The objective of this study was to develop and implement a shear modulus degradation model to improve the failure analysis of the fiber reinforced composite structures. Matrix damage, involving transverse and shear cracks, ...
Atomistic Simulations of Protein Conformational Changes: Biological and Engineering Applications
Proteins are large bio-molecules exist in all living organisms consist of amino acids. Molecular interactions result in a hierarchy of protein structures essential to biological functionalities. In this thesis, through ...
EXPERIMENTAL CHARACTERIZATION AND MULTISCALE MODELING OF THE DEFORMATION AND FRACTURE BEHAVIOR OF CARBON NANOFILLER REINFORCED POLYMER NANOCOMPOSITES
Carbon based nanofillers such as carbon nanotube (CNT), carbon nanofiber (CNF), and graphite nanoplatelet (GNP), which possess superior strength and stiffness, have emerged as new potential reinforcement materials for ...
A maneuverability study on a wheeled bin management robot in tree fruit orchard environments
An important activity during harvesting is bin management, which traditionally requires heavy use of seasonal skilled labor. Due to increased labor cost and uncertainty with labor availability in recent years, tree fruit ...