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This collection hosts PDF versions of every thesis and dissertation successfully defended at Auburn University since the 2005 fall semester. Please send questions and comments to etdhelp@auburn.edu, or open a text chat session with a librarian for immediate assistance.

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The Association Between Sexual and Relationship Satisfaction: Mediated by Perceptions of Relational Power 

Smith, Mary (2021-07-30)  ETD File Embargoed
The goal of the current study was to determine the influence of equitable power balance on relationship satisfaction for couples in therapy. The Relational Theory of Power emphasizes that power is held within one’s standing ...

Numerical Modeling of Liquefaction-induced Settlement due to Reconsolidation 

Basu, Devdeep (2021-07-30)  ETD File Embargoed
Soil liquefaction poses a major threat to human life and property. Settlement following liquefaction has been one of the major sources of liquefaction-induced damage in past earthquakes and creating resilient infrastructure ...

Design and Analysis of Acoustic Metamaterials in Order to Isolate Microelectromechanical Systems Devices from High Frequency Acoustic Noise 

Griffin, Brittany (2021-07-30)
The effects of high frequency acoustic noise can be rather damaging to Microelectromechanical Systems (MEMS) devices. The use of MEMS devices is widespread; therefore, some operational environments for MEMS devices can ...

Cardiac Output Measurements with UDCO and ECHO under general anesthesia during normotension, hypotension and hypertension in adult alpacas 

Diaz Falcon, Noelia (2021-07-30)
Cardiac output (CO) is defined as the quantity of blood pumped into the aorta each minute by the heart. Measurement of CO is considered an important tool to determine oxygen deliver to the tissues. Currently, there are ...

Equine Gait Analysis, Body Part Tracking using DeepLabCut and Mask R-CNN and Biomechanical Parameter Extraction 

Gupta, Vinika (2021-07-30)  ETD File Embargoed
Gait analysis plays a pivotal role in quantitatively defining equine biomechanical parameters for lameness detection and performance evaluation. Currently, equine gait analysis requires attaching markers or IMU sensors to ...

Using Image Schemas for Supporting the Development of the Metaphors in Product Design 

Li, Zeyuan (2021-07-30)  ETD File Embargoed
Metaphor is a powerful device, especially when it is realized the conceptual metaphor is at the core of human’s cognitions. Design is a domain filled with creativity and communication, which could use metaphor in many ways. ...

Designing cooperative and shared living for households that include both people with and without visual impairments 

Wang, Shensi (2021-07-30)  ETD File Embargoed
From the 20st century, organizations have been established for helping people with visual impairments. However, people with sight who are living with people who are visually impaired haven’t gotten much attention and ...

Job Performance and Self-Efficacy of Final Assembly Workers in Southeastern Automobile Manufacturing Facilities 

Sellars, Tajuan (2021-07-29)
This study investigated the relationships between final assembly workers’ job performance and self-efficacy as assessed by self-reported job performance and general self-efficacy instruments. Study participants were selected ...

Motivation, Stress, and Satisfaction of Graduate Students: A Comparative Study of Student Parents and Non-Parents 

Yoo, Hyeon Jean (2021-07-29)  ETD File Embargoed
This study investigated the motivational orientation, perceived stress, and general satisfaction of student parents (i.e., students who have dependent children) and non-parents (i.e., students who do not have dependent ...

Global existence, persistence, spreading speeds, and forced waves in chemotaxis models 

Xue, Shuwen (2021-07-29)
Chemotaxis models are widely used to describe the movements of biological species or living organisms in response to certain chemicals in their environments. This dissertation is devoted to the study of various dynamical ...

Developing, Evaluating, and Comparing Multiple Parcel Delivery Networks Using Agent-Based Simulation 

Rababah, Mumen (2021-07-29)
This dissertation focuses on assessing and developing multi-tier hub-and-spoke parcel delivery networks. The multi-tier concept has been developed to enhance network performance by reducing delivery time and operational ...

Paleoseismic Investigation of the Relationship of Earthquake-Induced Liquefaction Deposits to Deformation at a Site in the New Madrid Seismic Zone 

Guven, Can (2021-07-28)  ETD File Embargoed
Geophysical, geologic, and soil surveys were conducted at a site in the New Madrid seismic zone (NMSZ) to explore the relationship of fluvial sedimentary deposits to earthquake-induced liquefaction features, such as sand ...

Utilizing Hidden Markov Models to Classify Maneuvers and Improve Estimates of an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle During High Dynamic Flight 

Strong, Amy (2021-07-28)
Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) are an increasing presence around the world; however, they can pose a threat to secure facilities. Many UAV mitigation techniques require accurate knowledge of UAV states to successfully ...

Design Guidelines for Shared Micromobility in Town and City Tourist Destinations 

Yang, YuehTzu (2021-07-28)  ETD File Embargoed
Tourism that grows the regional economy relies on an adequate transportation system. Tourists usually visit multiple spots within a destination. Those who take public transit have less flexibility due to fixed routes and ...

Development of Deep Learning Models for Biomedical Applications 

Sujata, Sinha (2021-07-28)  ETD File Embargoed
Machine learning algorithms, especially deep learning architectures, have demonstrated immense potential for biomedical segmentation, often surpassing expert-level performance. For cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) imaging, ...

Disobedience and Deviance: An Empirical Categorization of Insider Cybersecurity Behaviors 

Whitman, Rachel (2021-07-28)  ETD File Embargoed
Employees pose a significant threat to organizational cybersecurity. Researchers have called for increased examination of the traits and antecedents related to poor cybersecurity compliance. The current study contributes ...

Guideline for the innovative design of an online platform for an aging society 

Wang, Jialiang (2021-07-28)  ETD File Embargoed
This study attempts to provide people with a virtual community creative platform design guideline to help aging communities solve the problem of loneliness. Retired people mentor young professionals in product design through ...

Motivational Interviewing for Weight Management among College Students 

Suire, Kameron (2021-07-28)  ETD File Embargoed
BACKGROUND: Approximately 37% of college students are overweight or obese and the COVID-19 pandemic may have exacerbated weight management in college students. The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of a ...

A Quantitative Analysis of Resurgence Following Downshifts in Alternative-Reinforcer Magnitude 

Ritchey, Carolyn (2021-07-28)  ETD File Embargoed
Resurgence occurs when a previously reinforced and then extinguished target response increases due to changes in reinforcement conditions for an alternative response, including reductions in the magnitude of reinforcement ...

Optimization methods incorporating statistical and machine learning models in traffic safety 

Hu, Qiong (2021-07-28)  ETD File Embargoed
In this dissertation, we investigated the optimization and statistical models regarding the safety aspects of trucking operations. A significant gap in the literature has been identified concerning the interaction between ...

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