Dissertations

  1. Choi, M., "Improved Hall Thruster Plume Simulation by Including Magnetic Field Effects", Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Michigan, 2016 [PDF 23.7MB]
  2. Hara, K., "Development of Grid-Based Direct Kinetic Method and Hybrid Kinetic-Continuum Modeling of Hall Thruster Discharge Plasmas", PhD Dissertation, University of Michigan, 2015. [PDF 13.1MB]
  3. Verhoff, A. M., "Numerical Simulation of Transitional, Hypersonic Flows using a Hybrid Particle-Continuum Method", PhD Dissertation, University of Michigan, 2015. [PDF 41.5MB]
  4. Smith, B., "A Numerical Study of Wall Erosion and Material Transport in Hall Thrusters", PhD Dissertation, University of Michigan, 2015. [PDF 7.7MB]
  5. Wiebenga, J. E., "High-Fidelity Material Response Modeling as Part of an Aerothermoelastic Framework for Hypersonic Flows", PhD Dissertation, University of Michigan, 2014. [PDF 16.1MB]
  6. Galitzine, C., "On the Accuracy and Efficiency of the Direct Simulation Monte Carlo Method", PhD Dissertation, University of Michigan, 2014. [PDF 27.9MB]
  7. Irvine, A. G., "High Fidelity Radiative Thermal Transport Simulations of a Scramjet Propulsion System", PhD Dissertation, University of Michigan, 2013. [PDF 35.5MB]
  8. Crow, A. J., "Computational Uncertainty Quantification of Thermal Radiation in Supersonic Combustion Chambers", PhD Dissertation, University of Michigan, 2013. [PDF 7.3MB]
  9. Anna, A., "Numerical Modeling of Surface Chemistry Processes for Hypersonic Entry Environments", PhD Dissertation, University of Michigan, 2013. [PDF 8.5MB]
  10. Giuliano, P. N., "Modeling Fundamental Plasma Transport and Particle-Induced Emission in a Simplified Test Cell", PhD Dissertation, University of Michigan, 2013. [PDF 5.3MB]
  11. Jun, E., "All-Particle Multiscale Computation of Hypersonic Rarefied Flow", PhD Dissertation, University of Michigan, 2012. [PDF 15.8MB]
  12. Alkandry, H., "Aerodynamic Interactions of Propulsive Deceleration and Reaction Control System Jets on Mars-Entry Aeroshells", PhD Dissertation, University of Michigan, 2012. [PDF 29.8MB]
  13. Deschenes, T.R., "Extension of a Modular Particle-Continuum Method for Nonequilibrium, Hypersonic Flows", PhD Dissertation, University of Michigan, 2011. [PDF 7.7MB]
  14. Huismann, T.D., "Improving Hall Thruster Plume Simulation through Refined Characterization of Near-field Plasma Properties", PhD Dissertation, University of Michigan, 2011. [PDF 10.4MB]
  15. Holman, T.D., "Numerical Investigation of the Effects of Continuum Breakdown on Hypersonic Vehicle Surface Properties", PhD Dissertation, University of Michigan, 2010. [PDF 12.1MB]
  16. Bisek, N., "Numerical Study of Plasma-Assisted Aerodynamic Control for Hypersonic Vehicles", PhD Dissertation, University of Michigan, 2010. [PDF 29.6MB]
  17. Farbar, E., "Kinetic Simulation of Rarefied and Weakly Ionized Hypersonic Flow Fields", PhD Dissertation, University of Michigan, 2010. [PDF 4.4MB]
  18. Kim, M., "Electromagnetic Manipulation of Plasma Layer for Re-Entry Blackout Mitigation", PhD Dissertation, University of Michigan, 2009. [PDF 12.9MB]
  19. Choi, Y., "Modeling an Anode Layer Hall Thruster and its Plume", PhD Dissertation, University of Michigan, 2008. [PDF 1.3MB]
  20. Boerner, J., "Computational Simulation of Faraday Probe Measurements", PhD Dissertation, University of Michigan, 2008. [PDF 2.0MB]
  21. Porwitzky, A., "An End-To-End Model of an Electrothermal Chemical Gun", PhD Dissertation, University of Michigan, 2008. [PDF 3.6MB]
  22. Lofthouse, A. J., "Nonequilibrium Hypersonic Aerothermodynamics Using the Direct Simulation Monte Carlo and Navier-Stokes Models", PhD Dissertation, University of Michigan, 2008. [PDF 5.8MB]
  23. Padilla, J., "Assessment of Gas-Surface Interaction Models for Computation of Rarefied Hypersonic Flows", PhD Dissertation, University of Michigan, 2008. [PDF 3.5MB]
  24. Yim, J., "Computational Modeling of Hall Thruster Channel Wall Erosion", PhD Dissertation, University of Michigan, 2008. [PDF 1.6MB]
  25. Schwartzentruber, T. E., "A Modular Particle-Continuum Numerical Algorithm for Hypersonic Non-Equilibrium Flows", PhD Dissertation, University of Michigan, 2007. [PDF 3.6MB]
  26. Scalabrin, L. C., "Numerical Simulation of Weakly Ionized Hypersonic Flow over Reentry Capsules", PhD Dissertation, University of Michigan, 2007. [PDF 3.3MB]
  27. McNenly, M., "Toward the Improved Simulation of Microscale Gas Flow", PhD Dissertation, University of Michigan, 2007. [PDF 3.6MB]
  28. Martin, M., "Measurement Technology for Micro-Scale Aerodynamics", PhD Dissertation, University of Michigan, 2007. [PDF 2.7MB]
  29. Burt, J. M., "Monte Carlo Simulations of Solid Rocket Exhaust Plumes at High Altitude", PhD Dissertation, University of Michigan, 2006. [PDF 2.3MB]
  30. VanderWyst, A., "Field Emission Electric Propulsion Thruster Modeling and Simulation", PhD Dissertation, University of Michigan, 2006. [PDF 4.4MB]
  31. Koo, J., "Hybrid PIC-MCC Computational Modeling of Hall Thrusters", PhD Dissertation, University of Michigan, 2005. [PDF 1.2MB]
  32. Emhoff, J., "Simulation of Ion Optics Using Particle-In-Cell and Treecode Methods", PhD Dissertation, University of Michigan, 2005. [PDF 4.1MB]
  33. Cai, C., "Theoretical and Numerical Studies of Plume Flows in Vacuum Chambers", PhD Dissertation, University of Michigan, 2005. [PDF 9.1MB]
  34. Wang, W., "A Hybrid Particle/Continuum Approach for Nonequilibrium Hypersonic Flows", PhD Dissertation, University of Michigan, 2004. [PDF 3.5MB]
  35. Sun, Q., "Information Preservation Methods for Modeling Micro-Scale Gas Flows", PhD Dissertation, University of Michigan, 2003. [PDF 7.1MB]
  36. George, J., "A Combined CFD-DSMC Method for Numerical Simulation of Nozzle Plume Flows", PhD Dissertation, Cornell University, 2000. [PDF 1.9MB]
  37. VanGilder, D., "Numerical Simulations of the Plumes of Electric Propulsion Thrusters", PhD Dissertation, Cornell University, 2000. [PDF 1.1MB]
  38. Kannenberg, K., "Computational Methods for the Direct Simulation Monte Carlo Technique with Application to Plume Impingement", PhD Dissertation, Cornell University, 1998. [PDF 3.4MB]