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Buckling of Inhomogeneous and Functionally Graded Columns
Buckling is an instability encountered in a wide variety of problems, both in engineering and biology. Almost all engineering structures are designed with adequate safety factors to prevent failure due to buckling, yielding, ...
Investigation of Submerged Friction Stir Welding of Marine-Grade Aluminum Alloy
Friction stir welding is a newly developed welding technique utilized to weld lightweight alloys, such as aluminum alloys. Due to its low melting temperature, welding aluminum has been always challenging using conventional ...
Autopilot Design and Commercial Autopilot Evaluation Using Flybarless Helicopter
In its effort to develop unmanned autonomous systems research capabilities, the College of Engineering is adding a rotary wing UAV to its research activities. The current thesis goal is to use the Maxi Joker 3 commercial ...
Magnetic Fe3O4 Nano-Structured Coatings for Corrosion Protection of Mild Steel
The use of coatings is a prime method in corrosion control of mild steel in the industry. Inorganic coatings have proven potency in corrosion control over organic ones; however, they have always been associated with a ...
Iterative Methods for the Numerical Solutions of Boundary Value Problems
The aim of this thesis is twofold. First of all, in Chapters 1 and 2, we review the well-known Adomian Decomposition Method (ADM) and Variational Iteration Method (VIM) for obtaining exact and numerical solutions for ...