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Reliability-Based Calibration of the Code for Steel Girder Bridges 

Wolert, Patryk Jerzy (2019-02-12)  ETD File Embargoed
Accurate evaluation and design of bridge structures can maximize the performance-to-cost ratio, which is one of the most critical aspects in infrastructure maintenance and expansion. The author of this dissertation presents ...

Effects of Cover Crop Mixtures on Biological Indicators of Soil Health under Conservation Systems 

Ucar, Gokhan (2019-02-04)  ETD File Embargoed
Soil management practices affect the health and productivity of agroecosystems. Cover crops, which are grown between periods of cash crop production, play a critical role in building healthy soil. The most obvious benefit ...

Effect of cellulose nanocrystals addition on electrospun silk fibroin composites for the valorization of sericulture production waste streams 

Sanchez-Diaz, Simon (2019-01-23)  ETD File Embargoed
The accelerated development in sciences experienced during the last decades, along with the significant expansion of our knowledge about material synthesis and processing have produced relevant breakthroughs in several key ...

Constructing Meaning through Talk: A Research Study Examining the Use of Dialogic Discourse in Guided Reading to Promote Student-Centered Classroom Practices in Primary Classrooms 

Finley, Stacie (2019-01-22)
Teachers have been tackling the best approaches to teaching reading comprehension for decades. The classroom teacher becomes a vital component in improving the critical thinking students must develop within academic settings. ...

Theoretical Modeling and Lateral Load Testing of Driven Steel Pile Bridge Bents 

Skinner, Zachary (2019-01-09)
In this thesis, multiple lateral load tests on bridge bents were modeled and performed. FB Multipier models were created for eight load tests: four load tests conducted on a bridge bent under construction in an Alabama ...

Neural Profiles of Fear and Guilt: An Investigation Using Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Spectroscopy 

Murphy, Jerry (2019-01-09)
Fear and guilt are emotional processes that are implicated in the development and maintenance of psychiatric disorders. While research on fear has established a consistent neural network, a corresponding ‘guilt’ network ...

Numerical assement and evaluation of a stream monidification strategy to address sediment aggradation issues at Dean Road bridge in Dale County, Alabama 

song, wenjun (2019-01-07)
Severe aggradation in bridge structures is a serious issue since it may lead to overtopping episodes during peak flows or increased risk of serious structural damage. Aggradation processes may be caused by changes in ...

Investigating the Effects of Agricultural Education on Student Achievement among Students in Tift County High School: A Quantitative Study 

Nichols, Johnny (2019-01-04)
The purpose of this study was to examine the effect of a single Agricultural Education program on the achievement of its students. The program was the Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Career Academy housed in the ...

Ecological Investigation of a Population of Trillium pusillum at Redstone Arsenal, Alabama 

Swick, Elena N (2019-01-03)
Trillium pusillum is a state-imperiled spring wildflower. Much information concerning its biology remains largely unknown. Four aspects of T. pusillum biology were investigated during this study. First, edge effects on ...

Congestion control, Video streaming, Wireless networks, Deep reinforcement learning 

Xiao, Kefan (2019-01-03)
With the fast growth of wireless technologies, such as 4G-LTE, cognitive radio networks, and 5G and beyond, data transportation in the wireless environment is dramatically increasing and has taken the dominant role over ...

Methiozolin Effects on Annual Bluegrass Control at Various Seasonal Timings and Creeping Bentgrass Injury in Shade 

Petrovsky, John (2019-01-03)  ETD File Embargoed
Methiozolin is a new herbicide with efficacy against annual bluegrass (Poa annua L.; ABG) and is being investigated as a selective herbicide in creeping bentgrass (Agrostis stolonifera L.; CBG) golf course greens, tees and ...

A Descriptive Study of Dual Enrollment in Alabama 

Chesnut, Veronica (2018-12-19)
The purpose of this study was to investigate the status of the Dual Enrollment Program in the State of Alabama. Dual enrollment programs allow high school students to enroll in college courses for college credit prior to ...

Examining Impacts of Cumulative Risk on Military-Connected Youth and the Role of Coping 

Cave, Carlie (2018-12-19)  ETD File Embargoed
Youth in military families are confronted with stressors that are normative (e.g., racial or ethnic minority status, non-married family structure, social isolation) and stressors that are context-specific and emerge in ...

Fabric Structure Strength and Structural Integrity of Large Area Maintenance Shelters (LAMS) 

Fittro, Todd (Preston) (2018-12-19)  ETD File Embargoed
Large Area Maintenance Shelters (LAMSs) are deployed worldwide by the United States Air Force. The U.S. Air Force uses LAMSs as storage facilities and hangars for vehicles and aircrafts alike. The inherent low weight and ...

Streamflow Signature Analysis of Long-Term Effects of Urbanization on Hydrologic Alteration in the Southeastern United States 

McDaniel, Reid (2018-12-19)
Urbanization in the southeastern United States has risen exponentially over the past few decades. This increase causes runoff to have a greater surface flow, a smaller interflow, and sometimes a reduced baseflow by changing ...

Finding Fault in Dyer County, Tennessee: Exploring the Relationships of Earthquake-Induced Liquefaction Features to Subsurface Faults 

Johnson, John (2018-12-17)
The New Madrid Seismic Zone (NMSZ) is located within the northern Mississippi Embayment, a northeast-striking graben that formed as a part of a failed rift system and later filled with sediments. Although this intracontinental ...

Finding High Achievement in the Alabama Black-Belt 

Wooten, Christopher (2018-12-15)
The history of the United States is steeped with evidence of educational inequities based on race. From the time of slavery, a time in which slaves were forbade to learn to read, to the most recent education legislations, ...

The Origins and Use of Various Code Specifications and Design Guides for Concrete Slabs-on-Ground in Hangar Applications 

Morgan, Ciara (2018-12-13)  ETD File Embargoed
Research focused on the origins and applications of various code specifications and design guides used in the design of concrete slabs-on-ground in airplane hangar foundations. This thesis investigates the mathematical ...

Geology of the Milltown Alabama 7.5’ Quadrangle and 40Ar/39Ar geochronology of muscovite from select rocks of the east-central Alabama Piedmont 

Whitmore, John (2018-12-13)
The Milltown 7.5’ Quadrangle is located within east-central Alabama and contains features important to understanding the formation of the southern Appalachians. The Brevard fault zone passes through the Milltown Quadrangle ...

Do Symptoms of Sluggish Cognitive Tempo Independently Predict Non-Medical Use of Prescription Stimulants in a College Student Sample? 

Gayleard, Jessica (2018-12-11)
As evidence for the construct of SCT continues to grow, it is important for further research to continue investigating how symptoms of SCT may impact functioning in college students. The current study examined whether ...

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