Dissertations

  1. Dragnea, H. C., "Development and Application of Multidimensional Computational Models for Hall Thrusters", Ph. D. Dissertation, University of Michigan, 2018 [PDF B]
  2. Neitzel, K.J., "Thermochemical Modeling of Nonequilibrium Oxygen Flows", Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Michigan, 2017 [PDF 3.6MB]
  3. Cross, P., "Conjugate Analysis of Two-Dimensional Ablation and Pyrolysis in Rocket Nozzles", Ph.D Dissertation, University of Michigan, 2017 [PDF 10.3MB]
  4. Hanquist, K.M., "Modeling of Electron Transpiration Cooling for Leading Edges of Hypersonic Vehicles", Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Michigan, 2017 [PDF 24.9MB]
  5. Choi, M., "Improved Hall Thruster Plume Simulation by Including Magnetic Field Effects", Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Michigan, 2016 [PDF 23.7MB]
  6. 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]
  7. Verhoff, A. M., "Numerical Simulation of Transitional, Hypersonic Flows using a Hybrid Particle-Continuum Method", PhD Dissertation, University of Michigan, 2015. [PDF B]
  8. Smith, B. D., "A Numerical Study of Wall Erosion and Material Transport in Hall Thrusters", PhD Dissertation, University of Michigan, 2015. [PDF B]
  9. Wiebenga, J. E., "High-Fidelity Material Response Modeling as Part of an Aerothermoelastic Framework for Hypersonic Flows", PhD Dissertation, University of Michigan, 2014. [PDF B]
  10. Galitzine, C., "On the Accuracy and Efficiency of the Direct Simulation Monte Carlo Method", PhD Dissertation, University of Michigan, 2014. [PDF B]
  11. Crow, A. J., "Computational Uncertainty Quantification of Thermal Radiation in Supersonic Combustion Chambers", PhD Dissertation, University of Michigan, 2013. [PDF 7.3MB]
  12. Anna, A., "Numerical Modeling of Surface Chemistry Processes for Hypersonic Entry Environments", PhD Dissertation, University of Michigan, 2013. [PDF 8.5MB]
  13. Irvine, A. G., "High Fidelity Radiative Thermal Transport Simulations of a Scramjet Propulsion System", PhD Dissertation, University of Michigan, 2013. [PDF 35.5MB]
  14. 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]
  15. 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]
  16. Jun, E., "All-Particle Multiscale Computation of Hypersonic Rarefied Flow", PhD Dissertation, University of Michigan, 2012. [PDF 15.8MB]
  17. Deschenes, T.R., "Extension of a Modular Particle-Continuum Method for Nonequilibrium, Hypersonic Flows", PhD Dissertation, University of Michigan, 2011. [PDF 7.7MB]
  18. 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]
  19. Farbar, E., "Kinetic Simulation of Rarefied and Weakly Ionized Hypersonic Flow Fields", PhD Dissertation, University of Michigan, 2010. [PDF 4.4MB]
  20. Bisek, N., "Numerical Study of Plasma-Assisted Aerodynamic Control for Hypersonic Vehicles", PhD Dissertation, University of Michigan, 2010. [PDF 29.6MB]
  21. 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]
  22. Kim, M., "Electromagnetic Manipulation of Plasma Layer for Re-Entry Blackout Mitigation", PhD Dissertation, University of Michigan, 2009. [PDF 12.9MB]
  23. Choi, Y., "Modeling an Anode Layer Hall Thruster and its Plume", PhD Dissertation, University of Michigan, 2008. [PDF 1.3MB]
  24. 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]
  25. Padilla, J., "Assessment of Gas-Surface Interaction Models for Computation of Rarefied Hypersonic Flows", PhD Dissertation, University of Michigan, 2008. [PDF 3.5MB]
  26. Yim, J., "Computational Modeling of Hall Thruster Channel Wall Erosion", PhD Dissertation, University of Michigan, 2008. [PDF 1.6MB]
  27. Boerner, J., "Computational Simulation of Faraday Probe Measurements", PhD Dissertation, University of Michigan, 2008. [PDF 2.0MB]
  28. Porwitzky, A., "An End-To-End Model of an Electrothermal Chemical Gun", PhD Dissertation, University of Michigan, 2008. [PDF 3.6MB]
  29. McNenly, M., "Toward the Improved Simulation of Microscale Gas Flow", PhD Dissertation, University of Michigan, 2007. [PDF 3.6MB]
  30. Scalabrin, L. C., "Numerical Simulation of Weakly Ionized Hypersonic Flow over Reentry Capsules", PhD Dissertation, University of Michigan, 2007. [PDF 3.3MB]
  31. Schwartzentruber, T. E., "A Modular Particle-Continuum Numerical Algorithm for Hypersonic Non-Equilibrium Flows", PhD Dissertation, University of Michigan, 2007. [PDF 3.6MB]
  32. Martin, M., "Measurement Technology for Micro-Scale Aerodynamics", PhD Dissertation, University of Michigan, 2007. [PDF 2.7MB]
  33. VanderWyst, A., "Field Emission Electric Propulsion Thruster Modeling and Simulation", PhD Dissertation, University of Michigan, 2006. [PDF 4.4MB]
  34. Burt, J. M., "Monte Carlo Simulations of Solid Rocket Exhaust Plumes at High Altitude", PhD Dissertation, University of Michigan, 2006. [PDF 2.3MB]
  35. Emhoff, J., "Simulation of Ion Optics Using Particle-In-Cell and Treecode Methods", PhD Dissertation, University of Michigan, 2005. [PDF 4.1MB]
  36. Koo, J., "Hybrid PIC-MCC Computational Modeling of Hall Thrusters", PhD Dissertation, University of Michigan, 2005. [PDF 1.2MB]
  37. Cai, C., "Theoretical and Numerical Studies of Plume Flows in Vacuum Chambers", PhD Dissertation, University of Michigan, 2005. [PDF 9.1MB]
  38. Wang, W., "A Hybrid Particle/Continuum Approach for Nonequilibrium Hypersonic Flows", PhD Dissertation, University of Michigan, 2004. [PDF 3.5MB]
  39. Sun, Q., "Information Preservation Methods for Modeling Micro-Scale Gas Flows", PhD Dissertation, University of Michigan, 2003. [PDF 7.1MB]
  40. Balakrishnan, J., "Numerical Investigation of the Physical Vapor Deposition of Titanium", PhD Dissertation, Cornell University, 2001. [PDF 4KB]
  41. VanGilder, D., "Numerical Simulations of the Plumes of Electric Propulsion Thrusters", PhD Dissertation, Cornell University, 2000. [PDF 1.1MB]
  42. George, J., "A Combined CFD-DSMC Method for Numerical Simulation of Nozzle Plume Flows", PhD Dissertation, Cornell University, 2000. [PDF 1.9MB]
  43. Karipides, D. P., "Detailed Investigation of Spacecraft Glow", PhD Dissertation, Cornell University, 1999. [PDF 4KB]
  44. Chen, G., "Direct Simulation Monte Carlo Modeling of Silicon Thin Film Deposition using Supersonic Beams", PhD Dissertation, Cornell University, 1998. [PDF 4KB]
  45. Kannenberg, K., "Computational Methods for the Direct Simulation Monte Carlo Technique with Application to Plume Impingement", PhD Dissertation, Cornell University, 1998. [PDF 3.4MB]