### Recent Submissions

• #### Analysis of wayfarer side, front and rear impact with a lightweight pickup truck at center and front corners ﻿

(Wichita State University, 2021-07)
Wayfarer injuries and fatalities in the United States has taken an uprise in the past few decades. According to the data estimated by National Highway Traffic Safety Association (NHTSA), there are severe pedestrian injuries ...
• #### Impact of building systems usage on indoor particulate matter $(PM_{2.5})$ concentration in residential buildings ﻿

(Wichita State University, 2021-07)
Indoor air quality (IAQ) is essential because people spend up to 90% of their time indoors. There are various sources of indoor air pollutants, including combustion, building materials, and outdoor air pollution. Particulate ...
• #### Exploration of integrated solar supercapacitor devices for solar energy conversion and storage ﻿

(Wichita State University, 2021-07)
As the world’s population is growing and moving towards the modernization, the demand of energy is gradually increasing every day. At the current rate of consumption of energy, the demand is to be increased by 65% by the ...
• #### Dynamics of and injury assessment to occupants in high-speed planing boats under pure vertical loading condition using a human body model with active muscle behavior ﻿

(Wichita State University, 2021-07)
In the maritime industry, with special emphasis on military and rescue operations, often situations arise where a rapid response is required. During these periods, the use of high-speed planing crafts is of utmost ...
• #### Development of an adaptive exoskeleton for upper arm rehabilitaion ﻿

(Wichita State University, 2021-07)
Assistive technologies such as robotic and exoskeleton devices are utilized to aid in Activities of Daily Living (ADLs) and in rehabilitation tasks to alleviate and restore some of the lost degrees-of-freedoms (DOFs). ...
• #### Enhanced two-phase cooling using bi-particle-size sintered particle evaporator with distributed liquid supply capillary wicks ﻿

(Wichita State University, 2021-08)
Liquid-vapor, phase-change heat transfer using wicks can provide reliable and high heat flux cooling capability, especially in microgravity applications. However, the maximum heat removal capacity, also known as Critical ...
• #### Applications of tungsten sulfide/carbon nanocomposites in thirdgeneration solar cells and their techno-economic analysis ﻿

(Wichita State University, 2021-07)
Being confronted with the energy crisis and environmental problems, the exploration of clean and renewable energy materials is urgently demanded. Dye-sensitized solar cells (DSSCs) have attracted widespread attention as ...
• #### Adaptive impedance controller for prosthetic hand object grasping and manipulation ﻿

(Wichita State University, 2021-05)
There are many complexities involving the human hand’s ability to perform stable grasping patterns. Human grasping is a complicated function to mimic in relation to prosthetic hands. Although there are various state-of-t ...
• #### Encapsulated metal hydride and carbon particles in polymeric matrix- an approach to enhances hydrogen storage properties of metal hydrides ﻿

(Wichita State University, 2021-05)
Energy harvested from the sun can achieve the required residential and industrial energy demands. Thermal energy storage (TES) is a potential option for storing low-grade thermal energy for low- and medium-temperature ...
• #### Advancements in pedestrian impact protection and development of pedestrian impactor models ﻿

(Wichita State University, 2021-05)
Increasing death figures for pedestrian accidents on the roadside has made it one of the most important problems to overcome worldwide. Increasing demand for pedestrian protection is taking a significant role for the ...
• #### Initiating object handover in human-robot collaboration using a multi-modal wearable and deep learning visual system ﻿

(Wichita State University, 2020-12)
Hybrid robotic systems involving humans and machines working together are becoming a fundamental way of human life from things such as home automation, cell phones, to grocery store pickups, humans are working with machines ...
• #### Occupant injury assessment in an emergency landing condition for a vertical take-off and landing aircraft ﻿

(Wichita State University, 2020-12)
In the next few years, the aeronautical industry is poised to change in a way it has not for decades. There has been a rising interest in deploying Vertical Take-Off and Landing (VTOL) aircraft to serve on-demand ...
• #### Enhancing the hydrophobicity of PLA filaments for 3D printing parts ﻿

(Wichita State University, 2020-12)
The demand for hydrophobic materials is at an all-time high in the present day and age, mostly post Covid-19, due to their water-repelling, antibacterial, de-icing, self-cleaning, and corrosion-resistant properties to name ...
• #### The effects of soy protein on viscoelastic behaviors of polymer materials ﻿

(Wichita State University, 2020-12)
The interest in “green” materials, or materials made with biocompatible and biodegradable components is growing, including research into natural polymers, namely proteins and polysaccharides, due to their structures and ...
• #### Permanent electrospun superhydrophobic hybrid nanocomposite fibers for atmospheric fog harvesting ﻿

(Wichita State University, 2020-12)
The scarcity of pure drinking water has been one of the major humanitarian challenges in the globe. The world population growth, urbanization, and depleting water resources are deteriorating the water quality and global ...
• #### 3D engineered capillary evaporators for enhanced critical heat flux and heat transfer coefficient in pool boiling and vapor chamber ﻿

(Wichita State University, 2020-07)
A major challenge in pool-boiling heat transfer lies in the limit of the Critical Heat Flux (CHF) and Heat Transfer Coefficient (HTC), which is caused by the poor counterflow of liquid and vapor over a heated surface, ...
• #### Planetary gear train microcrack detection using vibration, grayscale images and convolutional neural networks ﻿

(Wichita State University, 2020-07)
Planetary Gear Trains (PGT) are widely used in many industrial applications from wind turbines to automobile transmissions due to its high power to weight ratio. Since PGT can be subjected to faults and prone to failure ...
• #### Additive and subtractive laser-pulsed nano/micro machining of metal alloys for enhanced material properties, and numerical validation ﻿

(Wichita State University, 2020-05)
This research focuses on two different aspects of laser machining process, namely additive and subtractive laser micromachining, for inherent improvements to metallic surfaces. In both the processes, material surfaces are ...
• #### Power sizing approaches and methods for trailing edge high lift control devices during preliminary phase of aircraft development ﻿

(Wichita State University, 2019-12)
The main objective of this thesis is to investigate gradual approaches and methods developed to evaluate the power needs for an aircraft trailing edge flap control system during early phases of the aircraft development. ...
• #### Effects of acid treatments on solvent based recovery of outdated pre-preg composite fibers ﻿

(Wichita State University, 2019-12)
Carbon fiber, Kevlar fiber and Glass fiber are the most widely used polymer prepregs in the manufacturing of high-performance composites, used to manufacture vital parts of aviation, automobile, sporting goods, civil, ...