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Nucleic Acid Diagnostics using Isotachophoresis and Isothermal Amplification
Nucleic acid amplification tests (NAAT) have become the gold standard detection technique for many infectious disease diagnoses. NAAT offer high diagnostic sensitivity and specificity that lead to confident diagnoses, as ... 
Number Opera
This booklength collection of poetry examines notions of performance and radical forms of representation through opera and theater. 
Numerical Evaluation of Forces on Piled Bridge Foundations in Laterally Spreading Soil
(20130725)The response of piled bridge foundations to liquefactioninduced lateral soil deformation is an important design consideration in seismically active regions. Recent research and case history data suggest that threedimensional ... 
Numerical investigation of Marine Hydrokinetic Turbines: methodology development for single turbine and small array simulation, and application to flume and fullscale reference models.
A hierarchy of numerical models, Single Rotating Reference Frame (SRF) and Blade Element Model (BEM), were used for numerical investigation of horizontal axis Marine Hydrokinetic (MHK) Turbines. In the initial stage the ... 
A Numerical Investigation of Rectangular Cylinders with Interest in Maximizing Drag
In this dissertation, rectangular cylinder flow is explored through a series of numerical simulations. First, rectangular cylinders at a Reynolds number of 20,000 are simulated using ReynoldsAveraged NavierStokes (RANS) ... 
A numerical investigation of the gasphase dynamics of small pool fires
(2002)This work is an investigation, through direct numerical simulation, of the gasphase dynamics of small circular pool fires. The objectives are: to determine the mechanisms that contribute to vortex formation and their ... 
Numerical Methods for 3dimensional Magnetic Confinement Configurations using TwoFluid Plasma Equations
(UMI, 20100624)The 5moment twofluid plasma model uses Euler equations to describe the ion and electron fluids, and Maxwell's equations to describe the electric and magnetic fields. Twofluid physics becomes significant when the ... 
Numerical modeling of a bridge system & its application for performancebased earthquake engineering
(2007)Many bridges have been damaged during earthquakes. The severity of the recorded damage varies from column failures and bridge deck collapse due to joint unseating to pile and abutment foundation failure due to lateral ... 
Numerical Modeling of CompliantMoored System Dynamics with Applications to Marine Energy Converters
(20140430)The development of a numerical model simulating the dynamic response of compliantmoored submerged systems to nonuniform fluid flow is presented. The model is meant to serve as a computational tool with applications to ... 
Numerical Modeling of PoroelasticFluid Systems Using HighResolution Finite Volume Methods
(20130624)Poroelasticity theory models the mechanics of porous, uidsaturated, deformable solids. It was originally developed by Maurice Biot to model geophysical problems, such as seismic waves in oil reservoirs, but has also ... 
Numerical Modeling of PoroelasticFluid Systems Using HighResolution Finite Volume Methods
(20130725)Poroelasticity theory models the mechanics of porous, fluidsaturated, deformable solids. It was originally developed by Maurice Biot to model geophysical problems, such as seismic waves in oil reservoirs, but has also ... 
Numerical Modeling of the Effects of a Free Surface on the Operating Characteristics of Marine Hydrokinetic Turbines
(20130725)Marine Hydrokinetic (MHK) turbines are a growing area of research in the renewable energy field because tidal currents are a highly predictable clean energy source. The presence of a free surface may influence the flow ... 
Numerical Modeling With A Moving Coordinate System; Application To Flow Through Porous Media
(1980)A new numerical technique for solving convective diffusive equations is developed. Convective diffusive equations arise from mass conservation relations in flow through porous media. When convection dominates diffusion the ... 
Numerical modelling of heat transfer and evaporation characteristics of cryogenic liquid propellant
Passive and active technologies have been used to control propellant boiloff, but the current state of understanding of cryogenic evaporation and condensation in microgravity is insufficient for designing large cryogenic ... 
Numerical Simulation of a Cross Flow Marine Hydrokinetic Turbine
(20120810)In the search for clean, renewable energy, the kinetic energy of water currents in oceans, rivers, and estuaries is being studied as a predictable and environmentally benign source. We investigate the flow past a cross ... 
Numerical Simulation of Admiralty Inlet, WA, with Tidal Hydrokinetic Turbine Siting Application
(20120913)Tidal hydrokinetic energy has been recognized as a potential source of sustainable, renewable energy. In order to properly site turbines for commercialscale development, the complex flow conditions in a potential deployment ... 
Numerical simulation of tropical cyclone genesis
(1980)Past hurricane or typhoon simulation studies have concentrated on the development of the mature storm. Most of these simulations began with initial states that had closed, relatively strong cyclonic circulations and that ... 
Numerical simulation of unsteady hypersonic chemically reacting flow
(1995)The goal of this research is to develop and evaluate a new algorithm for the numerical solution of the axisymmetric NavierStokes equations for unsteady hypersonic flow with chemically reacting gas species. The LUSGS ... 
Numerical Simulation of Walls and Seismic Design Recommendations for Walled Buildings
(20130417)Structural walls are a commonly used lateral forceresisting system in low, medium and highrise building construction in seismically active regions throughout the world. The stiffness and strength provided by structural ... 
Numerical simulations of interactions of electromagnetic waves with lossy dielectric surfaces using fast computational methods
(2000)The scattering of electromagnetic waves by lossy dielectric random rough surfaces with large permittivity has broad applications in natural media. Because many of natural medium are lossy and with surface roughness. In the ...