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Theses/Dissertations from 2020

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Design, Development, and Testing of a Low Cost, Additively-Manufactured, Centrifugal Compressor, Aaron P. Bauer

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Alternate Materials for High-speed Projectile Casing, Andrew W. Beard

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Development of a Small Scale Rotating Detonation Engine, Joseph R. Dechert

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The Effect of Passive and Active Boundary-layer Fences on Delta Wing Performance at Low Reynolds Number, Anna C. Demoret

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Microturbine Turbojets: Experimental Evaluation of Commercially Available Engines, Richard A. DePaola III

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Laser Shock Peening Pressure Impulse Determination via Empirical Data-Matching with Optimization Software, Colin C. Engebretsen

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Investigation of Ultem 9085 for Use in Printed Orbital Structures, William R. Gallagher

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Structural Dynamic and Inherent Damping Characterization of Additively Manufactured Airfoil Components, Andrew W. Goldin

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Analysis of Additively Manufactured Rings Under Compression Loading for Use in a Vacuum Lighter Than Air Vehicle Structure, Kevin D. Greenoe

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Experimental Measurements of Hypseronic Instabilities over Ogive-cylinders at Mach 6, Jonathan Luke Hill

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Design and Analysis of a Compact Combustor for Integration with a JetCat P90 Rxi, Daniel Holobeny

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Linear Regression Models Applied to Imperfect Information Spacecraft Pursuit-evasion Differential Games, Dax Linville

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Effects of High Freestream Turbulence and Conduction on Film Cooling Effectiveness of Shaped Holes, Richard A. Macias Jr.

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Timely Near-Optimal Path Generation for an Unmanned Aerial System in a Highly Constrained Environment, Kyle J. Matissek

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Detonation Confinement in a Radial Rotating Detonation Engine, Kavi Muraleetharan

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Solution Anneal Heat Treatments to Enhance Mechanical Performance of Additively Manufactured Inconel 718, David J. Newell

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Modeling Hybrid Composites Using Tsai-Wu and Hashin Failure Criterion, Candice R. Roberts

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Spacecraft Position Estimation and Attitude Determination using Terrestrial Illumination Matching, Liberty M. Shockley

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Design and Analysis of a Disk-oriented Engine Combustor, Bennett M. Staton

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Space-Based Localization of Radio Frequency Transmitters Utilizing Macaulay Resultant and Heuristic Optimization Methods, Jessica M. Wightman

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Fatigue Behavior of an Advanced Melt-infiltrated SiC/SiC Composite with Environmental Barrier Coating at 1200°C in Air and in Steam, Thaddeus M. Williams

Theses/Dissertations from 2019

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Investigation of Endwall Vortex Manipulation in High Lift Turbines Caused By Active Endwall Forcing, Horatio J. Babcock

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Flow Behavior in Radial Rotating Detonation Engines, Scott A. Boller

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Evaluation of Unmanned Aircraft Flying Qualities Using a Stitched Learjet Model, Patrick M. Callaghan

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Simulation and Piloted Simulator Study of an Automatic Ground Collision Avoidance System for Performance Limited Aircraft, James D. Carpenter

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Development of Cislunar Space Logistics Networks for Satellite Constellation Support Using Event-Driven Generalized Multi-Commodity Network Flows, Alexander R. Collins

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Direct Numerical Simulation of Roughness Induced Hypersonic Boundary Layer Transition on a 7° Half-Angle Cone, Tara E. Crouch

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Effects of Carbon-based Ablation Products on Hypersonic Boundary Layer Stability, Olivia S. Elliott

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Multi-Path Automatic Ground Collision Avoidance System for Performance Limited Aircraft with Flight Tests: Project Have Medusa, Kenneth C. Gahan

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Optimal and Robust Neural Network Controllers for Proximal Spacecraft Maneuvers, B. Cole George

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Initial Stage of Fluid-Structure Interaction of a Celestial Icosahedron Shaped Vacuum Lighter Than Air Vehicle, Dustin P. Graves

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Process Parameter Development of Additively Manufactured AF9628 Weapons Steel, Erin M. Hager

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Creep of Nextel 720/Alumina Ceramic Matrix Composite with Diamond-Drilled Effusion Holes at 1200°C in Air and in Steam, Megan L. Harkins

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Fracture Toughness and Fatigue Crack Growth Rate Characterization of Inconel 718 Formed by Laser Powder Bed Fusion, Charles C. Hohnbaum

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Control Strategies for Multi-Evaporator Vapor Compression Cycles, Sunderlin D. Jackson

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Ballistic Evaluation of Carbon Nanotube Sheet Material in Multifunctional Applications, Casey M. Keilbarth

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Schlieren Imaging and Flow Analysis on a Cone/Flare Model in the AFRL Mach 6 Ludwieg Tube Facility, David A. Labuda

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Sheet Velocity Measurements Using Laser Absorption Spectroscopy in a Xenon Hall Effect Thruster Plume, Avery W. Leonard

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Application of Metamaterials for Multifunctional Satellite Bus Enabled via Additive Manufacturing, Michael A. Macchia

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Characterization and Anomalous Diffusion Analysis of a 100w Low Power Annular Hall Effect Thruster, Megan N. Maikell

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Scaling Film Cooling Adiabatic Effectiveness with Mass Transfer and Thermal Experimental Techniques, Luke J. McNamara

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Cislunar Trajectory Generation with Sun-Exclusion Zone Constraints Using a Genetic Algorithm and Direct Method Hybridization, Joshua A. Ostman

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Tracking Shock Movement on the Surface of an Oscillating, Straked Semispan Delta Wing, Justin A. Pung

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Examination of Flow Dynamics and Passive Cooling in an Ultra Compact Combustor, Tylor C. Rathsack

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Computational Aerothermodynamic Analysis of Satellite Trans-Atmospheric Skip Entry Survivability, John J. Runco

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Influence of Leading Edge Oscillatory Blowing on Time-Accurate Dynamic Store Separation, Ryan G. Saunders

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Analytical Models and Control Design Approaches for a 6 DOF Motion Test Apparatus, Kyra L. Schmidt

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Wall Model Large Eddy Simulation of a Diffusing Serpentine Inlet Duct, Ryan J. Thompson

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Limited-duty-cycle Satellite Formation Control via Differential Drag, Talon A. Townley

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Interlaminar Shear Performance of High Temperature Composites, Tyler A. Wallis

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Comprehensive Study of Study of Optimal Synergetic Skip Entries with Dynamic Thrust Vectoring Control, Jeremiah M. Webb

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Manufacture of Fused Deposition Modeling Joints using ULTEM 9085, Zane A. Willburn

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Tactical Missile Performance for Single and Multi-Wire Embedded Propellant Configurations with Discontinuities, Paul B. Wilson

Theses/Dissertations from 2018

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Investigation of a Pressure Wave Supercharger for an Industrial Diesel Engine, Brian A. Beasley

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Combustion Dynamics and Heat Transfer in an Ultra Compact Combustor, Brian T. Bohan

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A Study of the Hexakis Icosahedron Vacuum Lighter Than Air Vehicle and the Effects of Air Evacuation on the Structural Integrity, Anthony A. Castello

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Computational Investigation Using Bleed as a Method of Shock Stabilization, Dayle L. Chang

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Thermochemical Non-Equilibrium Models for Weakly Ionized Hypersonic Flows with Application to Slender-Body Wakes, Matthew P. Clarey

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Optimal Trajectory Generation in a Dynamic Multi-Body Environment using a Pseudospectral Method, Jacob A. Dahlke

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Evaluation of High Velocity Wear, Armando DeLeon

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Control, Characterization, and Cooling of an Ultra-Compact Combustor, Kevin J. DeMarco

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Experimental and Computational Analysis of the Interaction of Carbon and Silicon Ablation Products in Expanding Hypersonic Flows, Brian E. Donegan

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Effects of Manufacturing Process Variables on Ultrasonic Testing in Electron Beam Melted Ti-6AL-4V, Andrew D. Durkee

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Influence of Coolant Flow Rate Parameters in Scaling Gas Turbine Cooling Effectiveness on a Flat Plate, Jacob P. Fischer

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Human Optimization and Performance Enhancement in Flight via Real-time Biofeedback (Project HAVE HOPE), Michael S. Fritts

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Creep of Hi-Nicalon™ S Ceramic Fiber Tows at 1100°C in Air and in Silicic Acid-Saturated Steam, Logan M. Gumucio

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Analytical Determination of a Helicopter Height Velocity Diagram, Michael J. Harris

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Passive Load Testing for Evaluation of Electromechanical Actuators, Jeremiah R. Hoffman

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An Efficient Euler Method to Predict Shock Migration on a Straked Delta Wing Design, Dylan N. Hope

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Design, Buildup, and Testing of a Radial Rotating Detonation Engine for a Compact Auxiliary Power Unit, Riley Huff

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Space-based Maneuver Detection and Characterization using Multiple Model Adaptive Estimation, Justin D. Katzovitz

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Carbon Nanotube Fibers: Mechanical Behavior and the Effects of the Space Environment, Ryan A. Kemnitz

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Creep of Hi-Nicalon™ S Ceramic Fiber Tows at 1000°C in Air and in Silicic Acid-Saturated Steam, Brian G. Kroeger

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Algorithms for Small Satellite Formation Flying, Robert B. LaRue

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Wall-Modeled Large Eddy Simulation of a Three-Dimensional Shock-Boundary Layer Interaction, Nicholas J. Marco

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Creep of Nextel 720/a Ceramic Matrix Composite with Laser Drilled Effusion Holes at 1200°C in Air and in Steam, Savannah N. Minor

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Quasi-Static Nonlinear Analysis of a Celestial Icosahedron Shaped Vacuum Lighter Than Air Vehicle, Kyle D. Moore

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Study of Abnormal Grain Growth in Beta Annealed Ti-6al-4v Forgings, Lee R. Morris

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Three-Dimensional Wall Effects in a Scramjet Cavity Flameholder, Evan P. Oren

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Thermal Management of Satellite Electronics via Gallium Phase Change Heat Sink Devices, Brian O. Palmer

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Optimal Finite Thrust Guidance Methods for Constrained Satellite Proximity Operations Inspection Maneuvers, Eric R. Prince

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Creep of Hafnium Diboride -20 Vol% Silicon Carbide at 1500°C in Air, Glen E. Pry

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Design and Testing of an Additively Manufactured CubeSat Structural Bus, Karson A. Roberts

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The Study and Application of Carbon Nanotube Film Heaters for Space Applications, Christopher C. Rocker

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Arrhenius Rate Chemistry Informed Inter-phase Source Terms (ARCIIST) for Macro-Scale Explosive Hydrocodes, Matthew J. Schwaab

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Pseudo Linear Hall Effect Thruster Characterization through Potential, Magnetic, and Optical Measurements, Braeden A. Sheets

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Parameter Study of an Orbital Debris Defender using Two Team, Three Player Differential Game Theory, David F. Spendel

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Investigation of Geometric and Thermal Scaling Effects on Simulated Turbine Vane Leading Edge Model, James G. Tewaheftewa

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Analysis of Additively Manufactured Injectors for Rotating Detonation Engines, Michael C. Waters

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Application of Spectral Solution and Neural Network Techniques in Plasma Modeling for Electric Propulsion, Joseph R. Whitman

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Tensile Properties and Fatigue Behavior of Geopolymer Matrix Composites with Carbon Fiber Reinforcement at Elevated Temperature, Steffan M.L. Wilcox

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Characterization and Analysis of Plasma Instabilities in a 600 W Permanent Magnet Hall Thruster, Samuel D. Wright

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Simplex Control Methods for Robust Convergence of Small Unmanned Aircraft Flight Trajectories in the Constrained Urban Environment, Michael D. Zollars

Theses/Dissertations from 2017

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Characterization and Scaling Study of Energy Pathways in Small Four-Stroke Internal Combustion Engines, Jason R. Blantin

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Fatigue behavior of an advanced melt-infiltrated SiC/SiC composite at 1200°C in air and in steam, Nicholas J. Boucher

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Stressed Oxidation of Hafnium Diboride in Air at 1500°C, Thomas A. Bowen

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Investigation of Dynamic Store Separation out of a Weapons Bay Cavity Utilizing a Low Speed Wind Tunnel, Andrew D. Bower

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Analysis of Additively Manufactured Lattice Structures Using Finite Element Methods, Christopher A. Box

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Military Space Mission Design and Analysis in a Multi-Body Environment: An Investigation of High-Altitude Orbits as Alternative Transfer Paths, Parking Orbits for Reconstitution, and Unconventional Mission Orbits, John N. Brick

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Optimal Control Methods for Missile Evasion, Ryan W. Carr