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    • Computational simulation of the atmospheric boundary layer using sub-optimal grid resolution 

      McKenna, Matthew (Wichita State University, 2018-05)
      This study explores simulation of turbulent atmospheric boundary layer (ABL) flow fields using reduced mesh resolution as a means for reducing time and computational requirements. A full resolution simulation is performed ...
    • Fatigue behavior of plasma spray coatings on polymer matrix composite materials 

      Haqu, Ziaul (Wichita State University, 2008-12)
      The majority of coated structural components are subjected to fluctuating internal and/or applied stress because of oscillating mechanical loads. The fatigue behavior of coatings and the overall cyclic failure response of ...
    • High Rayleigh number flows in a cubical enclosure 

      Bende, Balaraju (Wichita State University, 2010-12)
      The current study was undertaken with an intention to verify and extend the boundaries of the work produced by Xia & Murthy [24] and Vargas [23] on natural convective flows inside a cubical enclosure to observe the transition ...
    • Life cycle assessment of Solar Updraft Tower Power Plant: EROEI and GWP as a design tool 

      Zongker, James D. (Wichita State University, 2013-12)
      The Solar Updraft Tower Power Plant (SUTPP) is a simple proven concept capable of producing power from sunlight with relatively little complexity and few moving parts. Unfortunately, it requires a large investment to build ...
    • Plasma spray coatings for polymer composites 

      Diccar, Unmesh Vilas (2006-12)
      Thermal spray coating was studied as one of the techniques used for coating graphite reinforced polymer composites, which are extensively used in the aviation industry. These coatings were studied for improvement of surface ...
    • Protective thermal spray coatings for polymer matrix composites 

      Vyawahare, Suddharth M. (2006-12)
      Polymer matrix composites were coated with metals, alloys and intermetallic compounds using the thermal spray coating technology. Air plasma spraying and flame spraying were the two spraying techniques primarily used ...
    • Study of heat transfer from an impinging jet to a substrate 

      Pokharel, Arjun (2005-12)
      A high-temperature argon-hydrogen plasma jet issuing into ambient air and impinging on a flat circular steel substrate was modeled using a commercial CFD software. Plasma was represented as an ideal gas with temperature-dependent ...