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Analysis, implementation, and verification of a discontinuous galerkin method for prediction of storm surges and coastal deformation
(201108)Storm surge, the pileup of seawater occurring as a result of high surface stresses and strong currents generated by extreme storm events such as hurricanes, is known to cause greater loss of life than these storms' associated ... 
Analysis, modeling, and control of highlyefficient hybrid dcdc conversion systems
(201212)This dissertation studies hybrid dcdc power conversion systems based on multipleinput converters (MICs), or more generally, multiport converters. MICs allow for the integration of multiple distributed generation sources ... 
Analysisready models of tortuous, tightly packed geometries
(201308)Complex networks of cells called neurons in the brain enable human learning and memory. The topology and electrophysiological function of these networks are affected by nano and microscale geometries of neurons. Understanding ... 
Analyst statements, stockholder reactions, and banking relationships : do analysts' words matter?
(200905)This dissertation investigates the immediate effects of securities analysts' statements on shareholders. Two of the most important questions posed in research on capital markets are when and how analysts matter. A time at ... 
Analysts’ use of earnings components in predicting future earnings
(200908)This dissertation examines the general research issue of whether the components of earnings are informative and specifically 1) how analysts consider earnings components when predicting future earnings and 2) whether the ... 
Analytic Model Of Electron SelfInjection In A Plasma Wakefield Accelerator In The Strongly Nonlinear Bubble Regime
(201206)Selfinjection of background electrons in plasma wakefield accelerators in the highly nonlinear bubble regime is analyzed using particleincell and semianalytic modeling. It is shown that the return current in the bubble ... 
Analytical and experimental investigation of capillary forces induced by nanopillars for thermal management applications
(201005)This thesis presents an analytical and experimental investigation into the capillary wicking limitation of an array of pillars. Commercial and nanopillar wicks are examined experimentally to assess the effects of micro and ... 
An analytical approach to computing step sizes for finitedifference derivatives
(201205)Finitedifference methods for computing the derivative of a function with respect to an independent variable require knowledge of the perturbation step size for that variable. Although rules of thumb exist for determining ... 
Analytical approach to the design of optimal satellite constellations for spacebased space situational awareness applications
(201112)In recent years, the accumulation of space debris has become an increasingly pressing issue, and adequately monitoring it is a formidable task for designated groundbased sensors. Supplementing the capabilities of these ... 
Analytical Description of a Series Fault on a DC Bus
(IEEE, 201201)The solution of the equations of a dc circuit containing an arc is given and compared with experimental data. The arc is modeled according to its classical equivalent circuit and the adequacy of this model is discussed. ... 
Analytical Light Curve Models Of Superluminous Supernovae: Chi(2)Minimization Of Parameter Fits
(201308)We present fits of generalized semianalytic supernova (SN) light curve (LC) models for a variety of power inputs including Ni56 and Co56 radioactive decay, magnetar spindown, and forward and reverse shock heating due ... 
Analytical methods and strategies for using the energywater nexus to achieve crosscutting efficiency gains
(201312)Energy and water resources share an important interdependency. Large quantities of energy are required to move, purify, heat, and pressurize water, while large volumes of water are necessary to extract primary energy, ... 
Analytical models of single and double gate JFETs for low power applications
(200905)I propose compact models of singlegate (SG) and doublegate (DG) JFETs predicting the currentvoltage characteristics for both long and short channel devices. In order to make the current equation continuous through all ... 
Analytical study of complex quantum trajectories
(200905)Quantum trajectories are investigated within the complex quantum HamiltonJacobi formalism. A unified description is presented for complex quantum trajectories for onedimensional timedependent and timeindependent problems. ... 
An analytical study of metrics and refactoring
(200905)Objectoriented systems that undergo repeated modifications commonly endure a loss of quality and design decay. This problem is often remedied by applying refactorings. Refactoring is one of the most important and ... 
Analytical, computational, and statistical approaches to studying speciation
(2007)Two of the most challenging goals of evolutionary biology are to reconstruct the evolutionary relationships among all extant species and to understand the process by which new species form. Accomplishing these goals will ...