Computational Engineering Doctoral Dissertation Titles

  1. James Trimble, Ph.D., August 2019, Dissertation Title: "Network connectivity tracking for a team of unmanned aerial vehicles"
  2. Jhiin Joo, Ph.D., August 2019, Dissertation Title: "Large-Eddy Simulation of Turbulent Wall-Pressure Fluctuations Using the Finite Element Method"
  3. Philip W. Fackler, Ph.D., December 2017, Dissertation Title: "A physics-based adaptive point distribution method for computational domain discretization"
  4. William Lawton Shoemake, Ph.D., December 2017, Dissertation Title: "Linear elastic mesh deformation via localized orthotropic material properties optimized by the adjoint method"
  5. Kristen C. Karman, Ph.D., December 2017, Dissertation Title: "Higher order mesh curving using geometry curvature extrapolation"
  6. Tuo Liu, Ph.D., December 2017, Dissertation Title: "Automatic higher order mesh generation and movement utilizing spring-field and vector-adding"
  7. Xueying Zhang, Ph.D., May 2017, Dissertation Title: "Time-dependent adjoint-based optimization of photonic crystals and metamaterials using a stabilized finite element method"
  8. Max David Collao, Ph.D., May 2017, Dissertation Title: "Computational Study of the Effects of Protruding Studs Casing Treatment on the Performance of an Axial Transonic Turbofan"
  9. Weiyang Lin, Ph.D., December 2016, Dissertation Title: "Design Optimization of Acoustic Metamaterials and Phononic Crystals With a Time Domain Method
  10. Ethan Alan Hereth, Ph.D., December 2016, Dissertation Title: "Automatic Parallel Octree Grid Generation Software With an Extensible Solver Framework and a Focus on Urban Simulation"
  11. Arash Ghasemi, Ph.D., August 2016, Dissertation Title: "Spectral Hulls: a Degree of Freedom Reducing hp-Strategy in Space/Time"
  12. Faranak Behzadi, Ph.D., August 2016, Dissertation Title: "Solution of Fully-Coupled Shallow Water Equations and Contaminant Transport Using a Primitive Variable Riemann Solver and a Semi-Discrete SUPG Method"
  13. Cameron T. Druyor Jr., Ph.D., August 2016, Dissertation Title: "Advances in Parallel Overset Domain Assembly"
  14. Jaber Javanshir Hasbestan, Ph.D., August 2016, Dissertation Title: "Least Squares Spectral Element Method for Laminar and Turbulent Flows, –Continuous and Discontinuous Approaches–"
  15. Matthew D. O'Connell, Ph.D., August 2016, Dissertation Title: "A Fault Tolerant Grid Generation Technique"
  16. Arman Raoufi, Ph.D., August 2016, Dissertation Title: "Computational Design, Sensitivity Analysis and Optimization of Fuel Reforming Catalytic Reactor"
  17. Behrouz Shamsaei, Ph.D., August 2016, Dissertation Title: "On the Uncertainty Quantification and Non-Linear Hyper Elastic Simulation of Biological Tissues"
  18. Don C. Warrington, Ph.D., August 2016, Dissertation Title: "Improved Methods for Forward and Inverse Solution of the Wave Equation for Piles"
  19. Chao Liu, Ph.D., May 2016, Dissertation Title: "A Stabilized Finite Element Dynamic Overset Method for the Navier-Stokes Equations"
  20. Anshul Mittal, Ph.D., December 2015, Dissertation Title: "A Parabolized Navier-Stokes Method for Wind Farm Applications"
  21. Alma Cemerlic, Ph.D., August 2015, Dissertation Title: "Continuum Modeling of the Deceleration Transient State in Stochastic Traffic Flow"
  22. Behzad Reza Ahrabi, Ph.D., August 2015, Dissertation Title: "An hp-Adaptive Petrov-Galerkin Method for Steady-State and Unsteady Flow Problems"
  23. Christopher Bruce Hilbert, Ph.D., August 2015, Dissertation Title: "Tetrahedral Mesh Optimization and Generation via Topological Transformation and Gradient Based Node Perturbation"
  24. Srijith Rajamohan, Ph.D., August 2014, Dissertation Title: "A Streamline Upwind/ Petrov-Galerkin FEM Based Time-Accurate Solution of 3D Time-Domain Maxwell's Equations for Dispersive Materials"
  25. Nicholas G. Currier, Ph.D. August 2014, Dissertation Title: "Reacting Plume Inversion on Urban Geometries Through Gradient Based Design Methodologies"
  26. J. Taylor Erwin, Ph.D., December 2013, Dissertation Title: "Stabilized Finite Elements for Compressible Turbulent Navier-Stokes"
  27. Craig R. Tanis, Ph.D., December 2013, Dissertation Title: "A New Software Framework for Unstructured Mesh Representation and Manipulation
  28. Ashish Gupta, Ph.D., August 2013, Dissertation Title: "Preconditioning Methods for Ideal and Multiphase Fluid Flows"
  29. Lei Ji, Ph.D., April 2011, Dissertation Title: "Unstructured Grid Technologies for Hydrodynamic Applications with Bodies in Relative Motion and Mesh Deformation"
  30. Ryan S. Glasby, Ph.D., August 2011, Dissertation Title: "Computational Design for Electromagnetic Simulations"
  31. James S. Masters, Ph.D., December 2010, Dissertation Title: "Winslow Elliptic Smoothing Equations Extended to Apply to General Regions of an Unstructured Mesh"
  32. Vincent C. Betro, Ph.D. August 2010, Dissertation Title: "Fully Anisotropic Split-Tree Adaptive Refinement Mesh Generation Using Tetrahedral Mesh Stitching"
  33. Kyle J. Lange, Ph.D., July 2009, Dissertation Title: "Sensitivity Analysis for a Radio Frequency Atmospheric Pressure Plasma Discharge Simulation"
  34. Robert Glenn Brook, Ph.D., December 2008, Dissertation Title: "A Parallel, Matrix-free Newton Method for Solving Approximate Boltzmann"
  35. Louie C. Elliott, Ph.D., August 2008, Dissertation Title: "Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Simulation and Design with Numerical Adjoint Techniques
  36. Zaineddin Dweik, Ph.D., December 2007, Dissertation Title: "Computational Study of Turbomachinery-Related Flows and Heat Transfer in Buoyancy-Driven Rotating Cavities with Axial Cooling-Air Through-Flow"
  37. Mandar Sahasrabudhe, Ph.D., August 2008, Dissertation Title: "Unstructured Mesh Generation and Manipulation Based On Elliptic Smoothing and Optimization"
  38. Sagar Kapadia, Ph.D., August 2008, Dissertation Title: "Computational Design and Sensitivity Analysis of Solid Oxide Fuel Cells"
  39. Muhanad K. Hajjawi, Ph.D., August 2007, Dissertation Title: "Advanced Turbulence Closures for a Scalable Parallel Implicit Unstructured Grid Algorithm"
  40. Pradeep Sivakumar, Ph.D., December 2006, Dissertation Title: "Characteristic-Based, Parallel, Numerical Solver for the Shallow Water Equations on Unstructured Grids with Wet/Dry Interfaces"
  41. Chad E. Burdyshaw, Ph.D., May 2006, Dissertation Title: "Achieving Automatic Concurrency Between Computational Field Solvers and Adjoint Sensitivity Codes"
  42. Brian K. Lambert, Ph.D., December 2004, Dissertation Title: "Development and Validation of a Time Accurate Algorithm for Low Mach Number Compressible Flow"