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June 2014


  1. A combined approach to improve and assess the formability of tailor welded blanks
    KINSEY, BRAD LEE, Northwestern University, 2001, Ph.D.
    Subject: Engineering, Mechanical
  2. Plastic deformation and fracture behaviors of resistance spot-welded dual-phase steel and laser-welded aluminum sheet metals
    TAO, HONG, Yale University, 2006, Ph.D.
    Subject: Engineering, Mechanical
  3. Blank welding high-strength steels
    SHAO, HAIPING, The Ohio State University, 2000, Ph.D.
    Subject: Engineering, Automotive
  4. Design and optimization under uncertainty in sheet metal forming processes constrained with failure analysis
    BURANATHITI, THAWEEPAT, Northwestern University, 2005, Ph.D.
    Subject: Engineering, Mechanical
  5. Principal component analysis based image fusion routine with application to stamping split detection
    ZHOU, YI, Clemson University, 2010, Ph.D.
    Subject: Engineering, Automotive
  6. Studies on the finite element simulation in sheet metal stamping processes
    HUANG, YING, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (Hong Kong), 2006, Ph.D.
    Subject: Engineering, Mechanical
  7. Weld defects in high-speed gas metal arc welding
    NGUYEN, TAM C., University of Waterloo (Canada), 2005, Ph.D.
    Subject: Engineering, Mechanical
  8. Design of crashworthy structures with controlled behavior in HCA framework
    BANDI, PUNIT, University of Notre Dame, 2012, Ph.D.
    Subject: Engineering, Mechanical
  9. Measurement of perceived organizational readiness for change and employees' attitudes toward change in the public sector
    CINITE, INTA, Carleton University (Canada), 2006, Ph.D.
    Subjects: Business Administration, Management
  10. The Integration of Quantitative and Qualitative Research in a Study of the Regalia of Ramses III
    CALVERT, AMY M., New York University, 2011, Ph.D.
    Subject: Art History
  11. Mechanics and dynamics of milling thin-walled structures
    BUDAK, ERHAN, The University of British Columbia (Canada), 1994, Ph.D.
    Subject: Engineering, Mechanical
  12. Workpiece-fixture frictional contact and its influence on machining performance
    FANG, BIAO, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2001, Ph.D.
    Subject: Engineering, Mechanical
  13. Language learning strategies in relation to attitudes, motivations, and learner beliefs: Investigating learner variables in the context of English as a foreign language in China
    YIN, CHENGBIN, University of Maryland, College Park, 2008, Ph.D.
    Subjects: Education, Curriculum and Instruction
  14. Machining-induced residual stress and distortion of thin parts
    YOUNG, KEITH A., Washington University in St. Louis, 2005, D.Sc.
    Subject: Engineering, Mechanical
  15. Environmental and economic assessments applied to the design and optimization of chemical processes
    CHEN, HUI, Michigan Technological University, 2002, Ph.D.
    Subject: Engineering, Chemical
  16. The measurement of personal responsibility in adult learning
    BETTS, ANASTASIA L., Regent University, 2012, Ph.D.
    Subjects: Education, Educational Psychology
  17. Incorporating external and internal weld-line defects into ductility predictions for AA5182 and AA5754 tailor-welded blanks
    BAYLEY, CHRISTOPHER JAMES, Queen's University (Canada), 2004, Ph.D.
    Subjects: Engineering, Materials Science
  18. The impact of extroversion/introversion and associated learner strategies on English language comprehension in a Japanese EFL setting
    WAKAMOTO, NATSUMI, University of Toronto (Canada), 2007, Ed.D.
    Subjects: Education, Bilingual and Multicultural
  19. Product, tool, and process design methodology for deep drawing and stamping of sheet metal parts
    THOMAS, WILLIAM JAMES, The Ohio State University, 1999, Ph.D.
    Subject: Engineering, Mechanical
  20. Academic honesty in the digital age
    ANANOU, T. SIMEON, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, 2014, D.Ed.
    Subjects: Education, Administration
  21. Social, economic and environmental metrics for the sustainable optimization of chemical and petroleum processes
    SHADIYA, OLAMIDE OLAYEMI, Oklahoma State University, 2010, Ph.D.
    Subject: Engineering, Chemical
  22. A Study on the Welding Characteristics of Tailor Welded Blank Metal Sheets Using GTAW and Laser Welding
    THASANARAPHAN, PORNSAK, Lehigh University, 2012, Ph.D.
    Subject: Engineering, Mechanical
  23. Design for temporal and spatial variation of blank holder pressure in sheet metal forming
    SHULKIN, LEONID BORIS, The Ohio State University, 1997, Ph.D.
    Subject: Engineering, Mechanical
  24. Leadership and management skills of preservice teachers
    KOH, SHANA E., The Claremont Graduate University, 2008, Ph.D.
    Subjects: Education, Teacher Training
  25. Electrodeposition of ultrathin palladium, cobalt and bismuth films on well-defined noble-metal electrodes: Studies by ultrahigh vacuum-electrochemistry (UHV-EC)
    BARICUATRO, JACK HESS L., Texas A&M University, 2006, Ph.D.
    Subjects: Chemistry, Physical

Masters Theses

  1. Hydromechanical deep-drawing of aluminium tailor welded blanks
    HETU, LOUISE, Queen's University (Canada), 2003, M.Sc.(Eng)
    Subject: Engineering, Mechanical
  2. Numerical prediction of springback in U-channel forming of aluminum tailor welded blanks
    ZHOU, XIAO, Carleton University (Canada), 1999, M.Eng.
    Subject: Engineering, Mechanical
  3. Magnet flux leakage inspection of tailor welded blanks
    HOOK, PETER JONATHAN, Queen's University (Canada), 2004, M.Sc.
    Subjects: Physics, Electricity and Magnetism
  4. Study of the door closing performance of an aluminum door
    MOZZONE, MAURIZIO, University of Windsor (Canada), 2013, M.A.Sc.
    Subjects: Engineering, General
  5. Effect of laser welding and stretch forming on the corrosion performance of hot-dip galvanized steel
    SU, KEN YU JEN, University of Waterloo (Canada), 2009, M.A.Sc.
    Subject: Engineering, Mechanical
  6. On modeling of the weld line in finite element analyses of tailor-welded blank forming operations
    RAYMOND, SCOTT DAVID, Queen's University (Canada), 2002, M.Sc.
    Subject: Engineering, Automotive
  7. Two degree-of-freedom modeling and robust control of chatter in metal cutting by using piezoactuators
    WANG, JIAN, Concordia University (Canada), 2003, M.A.Sc.
    Subject: Engineering, Mechanical
  8. Voltage regulation and reactive power support via photovoltaic inverters as a smart grid application
    MORALES, EMILIANO, The University of Texas at San Antonio, 2011, M.S.
    Subjects: Engineering, Electronics and Electrical
  9. Production et caracterisation d'une bacteriocine produite par Lactococcus lactis ssp. lactis MJC15
    ROY, DENIS, Universite Laval (Canada), 2001, M.Sc.
    Subjects: Agriculture, Food Science and Technology
  10. The Relationship between Food Insecurity and Weight Status, Eating Behaviors, the Home Food Environment, Meal Planning and Preparation, and Perceived Stress in Parents Living in the Phoenix Metropolitan Area
    VILLANOVA, CHRISTINA, Arizona State University, 2014, M.S.
    Subjects: Health Sciences, Nutrition
  11. Brief mindfulness-based stress reduction program for nurses and professional caregivers
    POULIN, PATRICIA ANIK, University of Toronto (Canada), 2005, M.A.
    Subject: Psychology, Clinical
  12. Organizational strategies that inspire and improve employee retention and morale
    SALIBA, SORAYA, Royal Roads University (Canada), 2007, M.A.
    Subjects: Business Administration, Management
  13. A correlational study examining the relationships among maternal breastfeeding self-efficacy, problem-solving skills, satisfaction with breastfeeding experience, and duration
    WHITE, MARILYN LOUISE, Memorial University of Newfoundland (Canada), 2002, M.N.
    Subjects: Health Sciences, Nursing
  14. Finite element concept modeling methodologies supporting the design of a pickup box
    OSBORNE, GARY M., University of Louisville, 2003, M.Eng.
    Subject: Engineering, Mechanical
  15. Safety and operational characteristics of lane widths on rural highways in South Carolina
    BAUMANN, KEVIN PATRICK, Clemson University, 2012, M.S.
    Subject: Engineering, Civil
  16. College students' perceptions of responsibility for learning
    BISHOP, VALERIE ANNE, University of Toronto (Canada), 2003, M.A.
    Subject: Education, Community College
  17. A study of customer satisfaction factors and employee satisfaction in the hospitality industry
    NOVIKOVA, KSENIA, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, 2009, M.S.
    Subject: Recreation
  18. Effect of pre-bending and hydroforming parameters on the formability of advanced high strength steel tube
    BARDELCIK, ALEXANDER, University of Waterloo (Canada), 2007, M.A.Sc.
    Subject: Engineering, Mechanical
  19. Online social networking's effect on political participation, and the digital divide
    MARLOWE, ADAM DAVID, University of Louisville, 2009, M.A.
    Subjects: Political Science, General
  20. The effects of divorce on children
    GANDELMAN, POLINA, Long Island University, The Brooklyn Center, 2009, M.A.
    Subject: Psychology, Clinical
  21. Strategic contingency planning
    SCOTT-MARTINET, KAREN, California State University, Long Beach, 2006, M.S.
    Subjects: Business Administration, Management
  22. The second-generation effects of microcredit in western Guatemala
    HAUGHT, JORDYN ELIZABETH, The University of Texas at El Paso, 2011, M.A.
    Subjects: Political Science, General
  23. Fabrication and mechanical characterization of novel hybrid carbon-fiber/epoxy composites reinforced with toughening/self-repairing nanofibers at interfaces
    RAHMAN, MD ARIFUR, North Dakota State University, 2012, M.S.
    Subject: Engineering, Mechanical
  24. Folie, douleur et sagesse dans "L'Etranger" d'Albert Camus Pour une lecture stoicienne du bonheur de Meursault
    PROULX, ISABELLE, Universite de Sherbrooke (Canada), 2012, M.A.
    Subject: Literature, African
  25. The Effects of Watson's Theory of Caring and the Nurse Utilization of Caring Attributes's theory of caring and the nurse utilization of caring attributes
    OWENS, MARY MICHAELE, Gardner-Webb University, 2013, M.S.N.
    Subjects: Health Sciences, Nursing