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  • Damage detection in metal structures using acoustic emission 

    Zachary Kral; Horn, Walter J.; Steck, James E. (Wichita State University. Graduate School, 2009-05-01)
    The structural components of many machines remain in service far beyond their designed lifetimes. This is especially true in the field of aerospace structures, where aircraft, wind turbines, satellites, and other components ...
  • An improved frequency estimator 

    Shatnawi, Heba Awad Addad; Qasaymeh, Mahmoud Mohammad; Gami, Hirenkumar; Sawan, M. Edwin (Wichita State University. Graduate School, 2009-05-01)
    A novel method of estimating the differential delay of a sinusoidal signal is considered. The new method utilizes the Propagator Method (PM) which does not require the eigen-decomposition of the cross-spectral matrix (CSM) ...
  • An evaluation of indirect interactions between herbivore guilds: Effects of meristem miners on flower head feeders 

    Jones, M.; Russell, F. Leland (Wichita State University. Graduate School, 2009-05-01)
    In the study of biological control of weeds, effects of insect herbivores that attack different plant organs have long been assumed to be independent events. Emerging research indicates stronger interactions between herbivore ...
  • Trigger mechanisms of progressive crushing – energy absorption in flat plate fiber-reinforced composites. 

    Fazal Elyas, Sana; Tan, Kian Yip (Wichita State University. Graduate School, 2009-05-01)
    A study has been made of flat plate chamfer-based, crush trigger mechanisms subjected to axial compression, for use with energy-absorbing Fiber reinforced composites. This paper will focus on the trigger mechanisms in flat ...
  • Trunk stability with abdominal draw-in (hollowing) exercise versus abdominal bracing exercise. 

    Karim, L.; Marotta, M.; Rands, J.; Thrush, A.; Reiman, Michael P. (Wichita State University. Graduate School, 2009-05-01)
    Trunk stabilization training has grown in popularity. There are generally two accepted methods of implementing trunk stabilization training: abdominal bracing and abdominal hollowing. The purpose of this research study is ...
  • Rendering toxic metal oxides inert 

    Leonard, Joe (Wichita State University. Graduate School, 2009-05-01)
    Ceramic glazes are composed of three primary components: a flux, an alumina- bonding agent, and a glass former. These three materials can be adjusted for firing ranges as low as 1213 degrees Fahrenheit, up to 2419 degrees ...
  • Synthesis of CdTe quantum dots of different sizes and their interactions with water soluble porphyrins 

    Das, Sushanta K.; D'Souza, Francis (Wichita State University. Graduate School, 2009-05-01)
    Progress in the synthesis of CdTe quantum dots through controlled colloidal-thermal processing and understanding of the factors that control the luminescence quantum yields of CdTe quantum dots enable us to discover ...
  • Progressive crushing energy absorption capabilities of glass fiber-reinforced corrugated panel 

    Tan, Kian Yip; Fazal Elyas, Sana; Keshavanarayana, Suresh R. (Wichita State University. Graduate School, 2009-05-01)
    This experimental study addresses the progressive crushing of Newport NB321/7781 E-glass fiber-reinforced corrugated panel. The progressive crushing behavior is being studied at quasi-static rates and at selected dynamic ...
  • Identifying users' characteristics critical to product selection using Rough Set theory 

    Ahmady, Ali (Wichita State University. Graduate School, 2009-05-01)
    A consumer's purchase decision making process is very complex. It is obvious that the set of product functional features has a major role in the purchase decision. However, for a same product, users may have different ...
  • How inflationary are oil price shocks? A regional analysis 

    Christensson, Jon (Wichita State University. Graduate School, 2009-05-01)
    The impact of oil shocks is analyzed by estimating an augmented Phillips curve on a national, regional and city level in the United States. A significant pass-through to inflation (including all items) is recorded for all ...
  • Nitrofurantoin-Induced pulmonary toxicity. 

    Wilkin, Ryan Todd (Wichita State University. Graduate School, 2009-05-01)
    Background: Nitrofurantoin is commonly prescribed to treat and prevent uncomplicated urinary tract infections. Although generally considered safe, one rare but serious side effect is chronic pulmonary toxicity. Purpose: ...
  • Correlation and predictability of science prerequisites and GPA/PANCE scores among five cohorts of Physician assistant students. 

    Gifford, Jason C.; Haun, Randi D. (Wichita State University. Graduate School, 2009-05-01)
    The primary purpose of this study was to determine whether a correlation existed or a prediction could be made regarding PA graduates who had taken advanced undergraduate science coursework along with the required science ...
  • Attitudes of United States physician assistants toward persons with HIV/AIDS 

    Talley, Anja K.; Webster, Kyrie G. (Wichita State University. Graduate School, 2009-05-01)
    Several studies have shown that a large number of healthcare workers have negative attitudes toward persons infected with HIV early in the epidemic, but a more positive shift has occurred in these attitudes over the last ...
  • Sexual Dimorphism of the Iliac Crest: A Quantitative Approach 

    Vetter, Joy H.; Moore-Jansen, Peer H. (Wichita State University. Graduate School, 2009-05-01)
    This study examines indicators of male-female differences in the os Coxa, specifically in the shape of the iliac crest for the purpose of skeletal sex estimation. The iliac crest is a curved, or "S-shaped", epiphysis which ...
  • Dynamics of gender ideology of Hamas 

    Waymire, Kristen (Wichita State University. Graduate School, 2009-05-01)
    The West has often approached Hamas as monolithic and static. However, careful analysis reveals that the movement is flexible and fluid. Hamas actually provides its own discourse that offers an ever-changing framework of ...
  • Bad for business: Luther against the papacy 

    Cotter, Alisa S. (Wichita State University. Graduate School, 2009-05-01)
    This paper analyzes Martin Luther's criticism of increasingly corrupt church practices, including, the papacy's granting of indulgences, the promotion of pilgrimage, the preservation and exploitation of relics, the cult ...
  • Not dying from disease: A narrative analysis of HIV/AIDS in the film rent 

    Archiopoli, Ashley Marie (Wichita State University. Graduate School, 2009-05-01)
    Set when AIDS was the scourge of New York City the film adaptation of Rent follows the lives of eight characters struggling to live their lives in the early 1990s; four of whom are HIV positive or have AIDS. This research ...
  • Crack arrest capabilities in adhesively bonded skin and stiffener 

    Habeeb, Shamsuzuha; Keshavanarayana, Suresh R. (Wichita State University. Graduate School, 2009-05-01)
    The crack arrest capabilities and the load bearing characteristic of a stiffened and unstiffened panel subjected to uniform remote displacement field is examined in this paper. A four stringer stiffened wide panel is ...
  • Molecular triads comprised of boron dipyrrin-C60 Dyad connected to either an energy or electron donating entity to probe sequential energy/electron transfer events. 

    Wijesinghe, Channa A.; D'Souza, Francis (Wichita State University. Graduate School, 2009-05-01)
    In natural photosynthesis two major processes, absorption of light energy by antenna system and transportation of that light energy to the reaction center take place efficiently. There is a growing interest to mimic these ...
  • Possible ageism in the aggressiveness of severe sepsis treatment 

    Ewing, R.A.; Heaton, D.J.; Hale, LaDonna S. (Wichita State University. Graduate School, 2009-05-01)
    Sepsis is an emerging concern among older adults, associated with high mortality. Evidence of possible ageism, in the form of less aggressive treatment, has been reported for other diseases. The goal of the study was to ...