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    • Engineering the Martensitic Transformation Hysteresis of Ni-Rich NiTi Alloys 

      Franco, Brian Eelan (2014-12-18)
      The shape memory behavior in NiTi alloys can be exploited for a wide variety of applications that require active materials. The application dictates the transformation temperatures and hysteresis of the alloy. NiTi alloys ...
    • Experimental Investigation of Wind-Forced Drop Stability 

      Schmucker, Jason (2012-10-19)
      The stability of drops forced by both wind and gravity is a fluid mechanics problem relevant to heat exchangers, fuel cells, and aircraft icing. To investigate this phenomenon, drops from 15 micro-liters to 400 micro-liters ...
    • Hydration Characteristics of Atmospheric Aerosol in U.S. National Parks 

      Taylor, Nathan Frank (2017-04-11)
      Interactions with atmospheric water are central to aerosol impacts on health, climate, and visibility. Many atmospheric aerosol constituents take up water in sub-saturated conditions, enhancing their impact on climate and ...
    • Nonlinear dynamics of hysteretic oscillators 

      Shekhawat, Ashivni (2009-05-15)
      The dynamic response and bifurcations of a harmonic oscillator with a hysteretic restoring force and sinusoidal excitation are investigated. A multilinear model of hysteresis is presented. A hybrid system approach is used ...
    • Structural Thermomechanical Models for Shape Memory Alloy Components 

      Rao, Ashwin (2014-04-18)
      Thermally responsive shape memory alloys (SMA) demonstrate interesting properties like shape memory effect (SME) and superelasticity (SE). SMA components in the form of wires, springs and beams typically exhibit complex, ...