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The Graduate School student collection includes three series:
1. ETD (electronic theses and dissertations),
2.Conference papers presented annually at the Graduate Research and Scholarly Projects Symposium (GRASP), and
3. Abstracts of the works presented at the annual Capitol Graduate Research Summit at Topeka, Kansas.

### Sub-communities within this community

• #### ETD: Electronic Theses and Dissertations

The collection of digital copies of Ph.D. and Master's theses (fall 2005 -- )
• #### GRASP: Graduate Research and Scholarly Projects

Annual Symposium

### Recent Submissions

• #### A tragedy within : An evaluation of the legal realities concerning the Wichita State football team crash of October 2,1970 ﻿

(Wichita State University, 12/01/2001)
This thesis attempts to evaluate the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) hearing held in regard to the Wichita State football team crash of October 2, 1970. From the exterior, it appeared like a normal investigative ...
• #### A survey of Kansas speech-language pathologists' knowledge and confidence regarding literacy intervention ﻿

(Wichita State University, 2021-02-18)
The connection between spoken and written language has been well established in the research literature. Spoken language is a crucial component in supporting the development of reading and writing. For the past 19 years, ...
• #### Understanding the physics of droplet electrocoalescence in a microtrap ﻿

(Wichita State University, 2021-02-18)
This work details a parametric study for merging microscale water droplets, using an electric field, in a microfluidic device. This device, titled TAP (Trapping and Assisted Pairing) is a cell handling platform for conducting ...
• #### Computerized sentence building as a treatment for aphasia ﻿

(Wichita State University, 2021-02-18)
Acute cerebrovascular disease (stroke) is one of the leading causes of death in the United States, and those who survive are often left with significant long-term disabilities. According to Kansas Health Matters, between ...
• #### An energy consumption model under time-of-use rates for scheduling of manufacturing shops ﻿

(Wichita State University, 2021-02-18)
One of the most important contributors supporting economic prosperity in Kansas is attributed to manufacturing. It accounted for 16.30% of the output and 11.69% of the workforce (2020 Kansas Manufacturing Facts). In addition, ...
• #### Wheat protein-based bio-scaffold for neural regeneration ﻿

(Wichita State University, 2021-02-18)
Spinal and peripheral nerve injuries are common in both civil and military environments and are primarily the result of transection injuries or burns. In the majority of nerve injuries, the nerve ends cannot be directly ...
• #### What factors have an effect on the life expectancy of Kansas citizens? ﻿

(Wichita State University, 2021-02-18)
Life expectancy is a common measure of public health and has been positively correlated with economic growth. This research focuses on how access to basic needs and socio-economic factors, often the focus of state-level ...
• #### Optimizing the thermal performance of phase-change thermal management systems for utility-scale applications in Kansas ﻿

(Wichita State University, 2021-02-18)
Unlike the conventional cooling systems, phase-change cooling systems using wicks offer reliable high and effective heat flux cooling capability. However, the thermal performance of these novel thermal management systems ...
• #### Intralaminar fracture toughness of 3D printed unidirectional composites ﻿

(Wichita State University, 2020-12)
The purpose of this research was to identify the fracture toughness $(G_{Ic})$ of intralaminar specimens of 3D printed composites. Two types of polylactide acid (PLA) were tested, PLA Neat (with no reinforcement) and PLA ...
• #### Acoustic absorption properties of granular and 3D printed aerogels ﻿

(Wichita State University, 2020-12)
Aerogel is a diverse class of nano-porous ultralight solid material. This research examines the acoustic properties of aerogel-based structures and evaluates their suitability for aircraft noise-reduction applications. ...
• #### Neuroadaptive observer design for spacecraft attitude control and formation attitude synchronization ﻿

(Wichita State University, 2020-12)
Spacecraft attitude-tracking control problems require uncertainties and disturbances- rejecting controllers to perform well in practical scenarios. The objective of this research is to design an adaptive controller that ...
• #### Peripheral nerve-derived adult pluripotent stem (NEDAPS) cells for induction to osteoblast as a cell therapy in segmental bone defect fractures ﻿

(Wichita State University, 2020-12)
The segmental defect fractures in bone can result from various types of causes such as primary injury, fracture, developmental deformities, after the debridement of bone in osteomyelitis, or resection of bone tumor. These ...
• #### Implementation and evaluation of curved layer fused deposition modeling ﻿

(Wichita State University, 2020-12)
Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) is an extrusion based additive manufactur- ing (AM) process in which thermoplastic material is extruded through a nozzle. The nozzle deposits material along a two-dimensional path to create ...
• #### Acoustic evaluation of the bell 699 rotor on the tiltrotor test rig in the national full-scale aerodynamics complex 40- by 80- foot wind tunnel ﻿

(Wichita State University, 2020-12)
Aircraft noise is a growing problem in the air travel industry [1]. Urban air mobility (UAM) is a new movement to use rotorcraft to fly in and between large cities to alleviate ground traffic congestion [2]. Aircraft noise ...
• #### 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 ...
• #### Writing self-efficacy and linguistic diversity of first-year composition students: An exploratory study ﻿

(Wichita State University, 2020-12)
This study investigates the potential relationship between student writing self-efficacy and marginalized linguistic identities. A total of sixty-nine first-year composition students across two semesters responded to ...
• #### Characterization of the in-plane homogenized mechanical properties of a hexagonal honeycomb core ﻿

(Wichita State University, 2020-12)
The in-plane homogenized elasto-plastic behavior of a hexagonal aluminum honeycomb core has been investigated using experiments and finite element analysis of an idealized representative volume element. In-plane uniaxial ...
• #### Short term forecasting of solar power with machine learning and time series techniques ﻿

(Wichita State University, 2020-12)
Solar electric generation is the fastest-growing and lowest-cost form of electric generation today. Since solar power generation is variable, nonlinear, and unpredictable, it is posing technical and economic challenges to ...
• #### Distortion of refill friction stir spot welding ﻿

(Wichita State University, 2020-12)
Refill Friction Stir Spot Welding (RFSSW) produces a solid-state lap joint between sheet metals, preferably aluminum alloys, without leaving any exit holes in the materials. This process was derived from Friction Stir Spot ...