#### Dissertations from 2021

Network based pressure drop modeling of heterogeneous porous hybrid rocket motor grains, Joseph Robert Kennedy Buckley

Assessment of performance parameter uncertainty of a solid fuel ramjet, William Jarrett Hankins

Implications of alternative in-situ propellants used in nuclear thermal propulsion engines, Dennis Nikitaev

Development and testing of a rotating detonation rocket engine with a racetrack combustor and shear-coaxial injectors, Evan Colson Unruh

#### Theses from 2020

Double wall heat transfer with full-coverage effusion with and without louver slot cooling, Austin Click

Surface heat transfer characteristics of a transfer turbine blade with pressure side film cooling and different tip gaps, Hallie Collopy

Ablation heat transfer characteristics of a polymer coolant medium for warm gas generator applications, Dakota J. Haring

MCNP design of radiation shielding for pulsed fusion propulsion, David Jason Hewitt

Effect of sulfur and a perfluoropolyether on the ignition and decomposition of solid fuels for ramjets, Daniel A. Jones

Experimental investigation of a liquid-gas dual-swirl coaxial injector under self-pulsation, Isheeta Sunil Ranade

Aerodynamic and heat transfer characteristics of a transonic turbine blade tip with pressure-side film cooling, Michael Sampson

#### Theses from 2019

High-order hybrid Roe-WENO schemes for interface advective flux reconstruction, Hayden Arceneaux

Aerodynamic effects of integrated lifting surfaces on very low Earth orbit small satellites, William J. Bickett

Study of effects of rigid body vibrations on external hypersonic flow using smoothed particle hydrodynamics, Tyler Englestad

Manufacturing effects on water cavitation in long L/D sharp edge inlet orifices, Robert Dalton Hicks

Analytical aeroelastic models for chordwise and spanwise flexible flapping wings in forward flight, Deepa Kodali

Complexity assessment using systems modelling language models, Victor Emmanuel Pierre Lopez

Experimental force and wing motion measurements of a bioinspired flapping wing in a Martian density condition, Jesse Lee McCain

Seeding hydrogen propellant in nuclear thermal propulsion engines, Dennis Nikitaev

Supply channel heat transfer with simultaneous impingement jet array cooling and crossflow cooling, David Ritchie

Three-dimensional modeling of fusion yield in plasma jet-driven magneto-inertial fusion, Kevin John Schillo

Two-dimensional magnetohydrodynamic modeling of cylindrical plasma jets confined magneto-inertial fusion targets, Seth Thompson

#### Theses from 2018

Exergy analysis of the environmental control and life support system, Raymond Chow

Physics of ignition and burn wave propagation in advanced thermonuclear fusion targets, Ross Jared Cortez

Solid rocket motor static fire test stand optimization : load cell effects and other uncertainties, Charles W. Freeman II

Evaluation of electric solid propellant responses to electrical factors and electrode configurations, Andrew Timothy Hiatt

#### Dissertations from 2017

The effects of wing flexibility on the flight performance and stability of flapping wing micro air vehicles, James Edward Bluman

A study of optical and physical probe diagnostic techniques for atmospheric-pressure plasmas, Steven J. Doyle

Design and testing of a Hall effect thruster with additively manufactured components, Ethan Hopping

A closed-form solution to the aeroelastic response of an elastic plate in axial flow, Cory Ryan Medina

Analytical investigation of thermoacoustic instabilities in premixed combustion systems, Vijaya Krishna Rani

#### Dissertations from 2016

Stochastic theory and direct numerical simulations of the relative motion of high-stokes number particles in isotropic turbulence, Rohit Dhariwal

Investigation of liquid rocket swirl coaxial injection dynamics under self-excited high frequency oscillations, Chad Jonathan Eberhart

Regression rate study of porous axial-injection, end-burning hybrid fuel grains, Matthew A. Hitt

Like-doublet injectors : the effects of varying the impingement distance and an analysis of the primary atomization zone, Brian A. Sweeney

#### Dissertations from 2015

High frequency combustion instability control through acoustic modulation at the inlet boundary for liquid rocket engine applications, John William Bennewitz

Investigation of numerical viscosities and dissipation rates of shock-capturing schemes for implicit large-eddy simulation, Shreyas Bidadi

Influences of target surface roughness on impingement jet array heat transfer, Warren Buzzard

Measurement of solid rocket propellant burning rate using x-ray imaging, Matthew D. Denny

Flow induced vibration on piezoelectric structures : theory, characterization, and application, Felix E. Ewere

Early stages of methane combustion in an atmospheric cylindrical chamber with on-axis or off-axis shear co-axial injector, Brian K. Holcombe

Advanced digital methods for solid propellant burning rate determination, Daniel A. Jones

Regression rate determination of a gas generator hybrid rocket motor with GOX, Michael D. Mascaro

Investigation of the numerical characteristics of the flowfield dependent variation method, Seyi Festus Olatoyinbo

Magnetically levitating low-friction test stand for the evaluation of micro-thrusters, Amit Patel

Simplified population growth modeling for low earth orbit, Thomas Percy

Performance of full coverage effusion cooling with cross flow supply, Nathaniel Rogers

An investigation of grain boundary character evolution in nickel 200, Olivia Dehaven Underwood

#### Theses from 2014

Analytic model to estimate thermonuclear neutron yield in z-pinches using the magnetic Noh problem, Rachael Agnew

3D modeling of heat transfer and gas flow in a grooved ring fuel element for nuclear thermal propulsion, Laura Ashley Barkett

Indirect and direct methods for measuring a dynamic throat diameter in a solid rocket motor, Lauren Colbaugh

Three-dimensional model of a plasma railgun using smoothed particle hydrodynamics, Lloyd M. Jackson

Modal analysis and acoustic transmission through offset-core honeycomb sandwich panels, Adam Dustin Mathias

A theoretical study of the complete acoustics of a duct with multiple discontinuities in cross-section, Vijaya Krishna Rani

Three-dimensional modeling of an ideal nozzle for advanced propulsion, Kevin Schillo

#### Theses from 2013

Monte Carlo assessment of solid propellant burning rate measurement, John A. Evans

Numerical simulations of plasma dynamics using the flowfield dependent variation (FDV) method, Bassem Girgis

Effects of plasma jet parameters, ionization, thermal conduction, and radiation on stagnation conditions of an imploding plasma liner, Miloš Stanić

Analytical evaluation of the trajectories of hypersonic projectiles launched into space, John David Stutz

#### Theses from 2012

Preliminary trajectory analysis of a nuclear fusion propulsion fly-by mission to Saturn and beyond, Brian Riehm

#### Theses from 2011

Evaluating combustion instability in a sub-scale combustion experiment with three scaling parameters, John Whitlock Brooks

CFD analysis of combustion instability for a rocket injector, Douglass W. Casey

Numerical analysis of a plasmoid thruster, Brittany Anne Dowell

#### Dissertations from 2010

Prediction of bond failure of FRP layers and concrete interface using a finite element method, Holley L. Britton

Cold flow simulation of vortex shedding in a segmented solid rocket motor, Rasheed Durojaye

The effects of chamber pressure variation on swirl injector atomization, Chad Jonathan Eberhart

Efficient tethered aerostat model formulation using non-recursive and recursive rigid body dynamics, Bradley C. Hembree

Experimental injector element stability characterization and combustion imaging, Robert LaShawn Ikard

Achieving Mars sample return on a single Ares V launch, Ashley Jones

Weapons bay acoustic suppression using a novel rod in crossflow configuration, Shane Lackey

Rocket motor segmenting, Jeffrey Lynn Lee

Magnetic field mapping in the Plasmoid Thruster Experiment, Coby W. McColgin

Raindrop demise in a high-speed projectile flowfield, Bruce Emerson Moylan

Development of a liquid oxygen facility for rocket engine injector performance testing, Henry W. Mulkey

Accuracy of real time radiography burning rate measurement, Bisola Olaniyi

Failure analysis of braided u-shaped metal bellows flexible hoses, Stephen O. Pierce

Scaling a single element combustor to replicate combustion instability modes of a liquid rocket engine, Brian A. Sweeney

Evaluation of hydro-mechanical pulsation for rocket injector research, Matthew B. Wilson

#### Theses from 2009

Design of a system for intact recovery of ballistic projectiles at hypervelocities, Brian W. Akins

An investigation of the effect of spring forces on the separation of rocket motor and payload, John Colbaugh

Numerical modeling of alpha-particle deposition in a field reversed configuration, Nilesh B. Dhote

Model predictive control method for continuous nonlinear systems, Chrystine Gorman

Experimental techniques in infrared measurements of thin-film plastics, Robert F. Hawkins

Mode assessment of a single-element shear coaxial injector, Huy Huu Huynh

Integration of a magnetic bias field coil in a plasmoid thruster, Kjell-Edmund Ims

A semi-empirical jet noise model derived using the energy spectrum function, Miles Owen

Thermal characterization tests of the QU tube heat pipe, Parthib R. Rao

Characterization of gaseous oxygen and methane injectors under high pressure combustion, Ryan Saffell

Mission analysis using experimental results from an 8-cm ion thruster, Andre A. Turner Jr.

Experimental evaluation of regression rates in a hypergolic hybrid motor system, Zachary Keith Wingard

Investigations of an innovative combined cycle nozzle, Dustin E. Wood

#### Dissertations from 2008

Theoretical and computational considerations for an approximation to the medium thrust two-body problem, Robert B. Adams

Hardware-assisted path profiling in microprocessor systems implemented on top of an FPGA, Brett A. Boren

Laboratory-scale injector instability mode assessment, Robert E. Byrd Jr.

Experimental investigation of the Qu Tube heat pipe, Sean F. Entrekin