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Location-covering models: Nodal and path demand, multiple-type facilities, unavailability of servers
The dissertation develops location-covering models considering nodal and path demand, multiple-type facilities, and unavailability of servers. The first part concentrates on the systems with demand originating from nodes ...
Integrated color detectors in 0.18mum CMOS technology
A method for improving photodetectors' spectral sensitivity using a commercial 0.18μm silicon CMOS technology was demonstrated. The new devices combine buried double junction or buried triple junction photodetectors with ...
Structure-property relationships in associating polymer solutions
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New experimental capabilities and loading protocols for seismic fragility and qualification of nonstructural components
The seismic vulnerability of nonstructural components and equipment with their expensive recovery and/or replacement costs has been demonstrated during past earthquakes. The limited data collected from past earthquakes and ...
Polymer-surfactant interactions for delivery applications
Mixtures of polymers and surfactants are widely used in aqueous media to provide structure, solubilization domains, colloidal stability, and delivery capabilities. Underlying these functions are inter-and intra-molecular ...
Comparison of muscle behavior while using real and virtual applications
The thesis study is to verify whether the virtual applications are providing proper Human Immersion to its users by studying one of the prominent factors which is the muscle behavior. The thesis will be looking into the ...
Kinesthetic mapping of RoSS: Robotic surgical simulator using inverse kinematics
This thesis includes the kinesthetic replication of a Robotic surgical simulator (RoSS) for the daVinci surgical system (DVSS) to preserve the kinesthetics of working with the actual DVSS master controller. It demonstrates ...
Multi-hazard resistant highway bridge piers
The issue of protecting infrastructure against multiple extreme events is gaining popularity in the field of civil engineering. This research focuses on the protection of highway bridges against two hazards, namely earthquakes ...
An ex vivo system to study hemodynamic initiated vascular remodeling in arterial bifurcations
Vascular disease is the leading cause of mortality worldwide, and accounts for over 860,000 deaths annually in the United States. Hemodynamics has been implicated as one of the primary factors influencing vessel remodeling ...
Measurement of contact stiffness of steel plates with various machined surfaces
The purpose of my thesis is to measure and analyze the contact stiffness of the interface between steel materials with different roughnesses and a polished steel block. An apparatus with measurements based on contact ...