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Analysis of Slope Failures Along Alabama Highways 

Knights, Michelle (2018-08-20)
Slope stability management systems (SSMSs) have been developed by multiple state transportation agencies to assess landslides adjacent to highways—aiding in the effective allocation of resources for slope and/or roadway ...

Characterization of unsteady multiphase flows in stormwater management applications 

Wang, Jue (2018-08-20)
Intense rain events create many issues in urban areas, including flooding, overflows in stormwater systems, sediment pollution, etc. In many circumstances, flows are unsteady and characterized by multiphase flow conditions, ...

Laterally String Stable Control at Large Following Distances Using DRTK and TDCP 

Geiger, Stephen (2018-08-03)
This thesis examines the lateral string stability of vehicle convoys. String stability is a type of stability that relates specifically to interconnected systems. In the case of vehicle convoys, string stability examines ...

Load Testing, Analysis, and Design of a New Box Culvert Wing Tab 

Voitenko, Pavlo (2018-08-03)
Culverts are critical hydraulic and transportation structures. They are often subjected to complex load conditions such as backfill earth pressure and traffic live load. Culverts may experience total and differential soil ...

Understanding Motivation in A Rural Physical Education Setting 

Boyd, Korey (2018-08-03)
This ethnographic case study examined students’ experiences in a rural physical education setting during the 2017-2018 school year. Participants in this study were seventh, eighth, and ninth grade students (n=43), a volunteer ...

Mixing, Mass Transfer and Cell Production in a Continuous Bioreactor 

Fang, Shu (2018-08-03)  ETD File Embargoed
This research investigated a novel continuous bioreactor which has the advantages of enhanced oxygen transfer, low shear stress, ease of operation and scalability. The bioreactor showed significant improvement in gas-liquid ...

Orally administered torsemide in horses: pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic studies 

Ferlini Agne, Gustavo (2018-08-02)
Diuretic therapy is the mainstay for management of congestive heart failure in horses. Loop-diuretic medications in horses have been restricted to injectable medications because currently, no data support the use of ...

A Study in Capture Capability of E2 Phage, Thiolated E2 Phage, and Anti-Salmonella Antibody for Salmonella Using Magnetoelastic Biosensor Platform 

Xi, Jianguo (2018-08-02)
The magnetoelastic biosensor platform is a superior method that can improve food safety and protect from possible bioterrorism versus conventional culture, nucleic acid-, and immunology-based methods due to low cost, ...

Distribution of encrusting foraminifera at Mayaguana, Bahamas: Determining assemblage composition and relationship of test size and density to food availability 

Eubanks, Eric (2018-08-01)
Benthic foraminifera that are cemented by calcium carbonate or are otherwise firmly fixed to hard surfaces are known as encrusting or attached foraminifera. Relatively few actualistic studies focus on the use of encrusting ...

Investigation of Seismic Design of Slab-on-Girder Bridge Details in Alabama 

Broderick, Joseph (2018-07-31)
The Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT) requested assistance to simplify and evaluate the process of designing typical slab-on-girder bridges for seismic loads. First, the determination of the seismic hazard in ...

#IslamicState: An Analysis of Tweets in Support of ISIS After the November 2015 Attacks In Paris 

Guthrie, Amanda (2018-07-31)
With the popularity and ease of using social media platforms, users are able to, in varying capacities, connect with others in varying capacities. During 2015, there were approximately 305 million worldwide active monthly ...

A Numerical Analysis of Heterogeneous and Homogeneous Truck Platoon Aerodynamic Drag Reduction 

Siemon, Michael (2018-07-31)
The purpose of this study was to provide an analysis of the aerodynamic phenomena involved with the platooning of multiple truck-trailer configurations. With fuel usage being a large factor in high operational costs of ...

A Non-Cross-Coupling-Based Approach to Arene-Bridged Macrocycles and Their Use in the Development of Annulative Pi-Extension Methods 

Mitra, Nirmal Kumar (2018-07-31)  ETD File Embargoed
The synthesis of strained macrocyclic benzene-containing molecules has been an area of interest for decades. However, the synthesis of macrocyclic structures that contain adjacent benzene units linked at their 1 and 4 ...

Contact-free Breathing Rate Monitoring with Smartphones: A Sonar Phase Approach 

Huang, Runze (2018-07-30)
Vital sign (e.g., respiration rate) monitoring has become increasingly more important because it offers useful clues of medical conditions such as sleep disorders. There is a compelling need for technologies that enable ...

Guidelines and Application for Designing Visually Compelling Products 

Zhu, Qianyun (2018-07-30)
Today, with the development of modern civilization, the pursuit of product appearance has never ceased. However, to design a visually compelling product for the majority is a challenge for designers or companies. By studying ...

Perceived Factors that Influence the Success of Vertical Transfer Students in Agricultural Education: A Delphi Study 

Howerton, Tera (2018-07-30)  ETD File Embargoed
Community college students face a unique set of challenges when making a vertical transfer to a four-year university. This study utilized a Modified Delphi technique to identify the perceived factors that influence bachelor’s ...

Towards the formulation of a new multi–determinant electron propagator for open–shell molecular systems 

Hernandez Corzo, Hector (2018-07-30)
The efforts of this thesis are focused on extending the capabilities of the current single determinant electron propagator formalism to a formulation in which multiple determinants can be employed, enabling the formulation ...

Torsional Resistance of Drilled Shaft Foundations 

Aguilar Vidal, Victor Hugo (2018-07-30)
Drilled shaft foundations are commonly selected by public transportation agencies to support mast-arm traffic sign and signal pole structures. Those inverted L-shaped structures are subjected to lateral and torsional loading ...

Body shape evolution of African/Asian minnows of the genus Labeo Cuvier 1817 (Cyprinidae, Labeonini) and variations in Labeo parvus 

Liyandja, Tobit (2018-07-30)  ETD File Embargoed
Morphological variation or similarities among organisms are not only a result of common evolutionary history but can also emerge because of convergent adaptations to similar habitats. Therefore, an organism’s morphology ...

Ex vivo comparison of the bursting strength of surgeon’s knot compared to self-locking knots for closure of ventral midline celiotomy in horses. 

McGlinchey, Leah (2018-07-27)
It is not uncommon for the equine population to experience abdominal pain referred to as ‘colic’. It is estimated that approximately 9% of the general population of horses that experience colic require surgical intervention. ...

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