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Vacuum Magnetic Flux Surface Measurements Made on the Compact Toroidal Hybrid 

Peterson, Joshua (2008-08-15)
Understanding the behavior of plasmas in magnetic confinement fusion devices typically requires accurate knowledge of the magnetic field structure. In stellarator-type confinement devices, the helical magnetic field is ...

Validation of candidate genes associated with leaf spot resistance in cultivated peanut 

Nthupisang, Boipelo (2018-07-25)
Peanut is an important oil crop that is grown in several parts of the world including the US, Asia and Africa. Early and Late leaf spot caused by Cercospora arachidicola and Cercosporidium personatum respectively are the ...

Validation of Cooking Methods Using Shell Eggs Inoculated with Salmonella Serotypes Enteritidis and Heidelberg 

Davis, Alexis (2007-08-15)
Salmonella Enteritidis has been associated with eggs and egg products for a long time. However, Salmonella Heidelberg is now also being associated with eggs and egg products. Experiments were therefore done to determine ...

Validation of Laboratory Cracking Tests for Field Top-down Cracking Performance 

Chen, Chen (2020-04-20)
Top-down cracking (TDC) has been widely reported as a primary mode of distress in asphalt pavements. Currently, there is no consensus on a practical laboratory cracking test that can reliably predict an asphalt mixture’s ...

Validation of MRI-Derived Morphometric Estimations of Biomechanical Inputs to Improve Low Back Pain Risk Assessment 

Salar, Menekse (2017-11-30)
Low back pain (LBP) is one of the most common musculoskeletal disorders facing the working world. Previous LBP studies have focused on exposure to physical risk factors in the workplace such as lifting, pushing, pulling ...

Validation of the Behavioral Assessment of Social Interaction in Young Children (BASYC) as a Measure of Early Social Behavior in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders 

Beights, Rebecca (2010-07-06)
Early social behaviors in children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) represent an area of core symptom deficits that reflect chronic and pervasive impairment (Gillis & Romanczyk, 2008). Although the specific and ...

Validation of the Pediatric Quality of Life Inventory™ (PedsQL™) Food Allergy Module- Parent Report 

Resmini, Alana (2016-07-08)
Food allergy has been shown to affect approximately 8% of children in North America and Europe, with peanut allergy being the most common and severe allergen. A diagnosis of food allergy has been shown to affect emotional, ...

A valine to leucine mutation in hypomorphic Wolbachia CidB reduces both deubiquitylation and cytoplasmic incompatibility 

Akwa, Daniel (2021-07-23)  ETD File Embargoed
Cytoplasmic incompatibility (CI) remains one of the most highly researched and applied phenotype conferred by the bacterium, Wolbachia on the host organisms it infects. For programs that rely on the CI phenomenon, the ...

Valorization of Lignocellulosic Materials - Designing, Synthesis, and Processing of Functional Polymer Nanocomposites 

Parit, Mahesh (2021-04-20)
The objective of this research is to valorize lignocellulosic materials obtained from kraft pulp and paper industry for functional applications through design, synthesis, and processing of their nanocomposites. The ...

Valuation of Ecosystem Services and Hunting Leases: A Review of Valuation Methods and Meta-Analysis 

Aber, Hatice Burcu (2020-12-03)
This thesis reviewed valuation methodologies for ecosystem services and land in general, and hunting activities and their economic implication in the United States in particular. After reviewing hunting activities from ...

Valuation of Power Generation Investments in Deregulated Capacity Markets 

Balci, Huseyin (2008-05-15)
Electricity is a very unique product that has yet to become efficiently storable, and it is uniform in its nature independent of what technology is being used to produce it. This factor makes the valuation of a power ...

Value of Off-bottom Oyster Aquaculture Baskets as Habitat for Juvenile Blue Crab 

Borgert, Rebekah (2015-07-27)
The potential of the adjustable long-line system (ALS) oyster aquaculture baskets as habitat for juvenile blue crab was investigated in Portersville Bay, AL, during Summer/Fall 2014. The density of juvenile blue crabs ...

Value of Vocational Logging Training 

Xu, Yecheng (2013-11-11)
Logging employees need training and most of the time the get that training on the job. Vocational logging training helps logging machine operators to improve work performance including job quality, productivity, and safety. ...

Value-added Bioproducts Development from Lignocellulosic Biomass 

Li, Mi (2014-12-10)
Alternative fuels and chemicals from renewable biomass can be used to reduce U.S. dependence on foreign oil, increase national energy security, and address environmental challenges. While renewable biomass can be used for ...

Value-Added Products from Chicken Feather Fibers and Protein 

Fan, Xiuling (2008-05-15)
Worldwide poultry consumption has generated a huge amount of feather “waste” annually. Currently, the feather has a low value-being used for animal feed in the world. The quality of fibrous air filters depend on ...

Valuing Ecosystem Services from Forested Landscapes: How Urbanization Influences Drinking Water Treatment Cost 

Elias, Emile (2010-11-12)
For two decades high total organic carbon (TOC) levels in Converse Reservoir, a water source for Mobile, Alabama, have concerned water treatment officials due to the potential for disinfection byproduct (DBP) formation. ...

Vanishing Georgia Photographic Collection: The Discovery of Georgia's Historical Photographs and the Expansion of Public Access 

Frazier, Robin (2010-05-19)
This thesis documents the Vanishing Georgia Photographic Collection through three distinct phases: the collection of images, the publication of a book based on the collection, and the digitization of the images for broader ...

Variability for Morphological and Forage Quality Traits in Sericea Lespedeza [Lespedeza cuneata (Dumont de Courset) G. Don] Cultivars 

Sidhu, Gaganjot (2010-07-12)
Sericea lespedeza is a summer perennial forage legume adapted to the environmental conditions of the southeastern USA. Seasonal variations in temperature and genotype play an important role in early growth in this plant ...

Variable selection for industrial process modeling and monitoring 

Wang, Zixiu (2015-12-10)
In recent years, rapid developments in technology facilitated the collection of vast amount of data from different industrial processes. Data-driven soft sensors have been widely used in both academic research and industrial ...

Variable-Stiffness Protective Material 

Petersen, Caleb (2016-05-04)
The focus of this research is to develop a system for limiting the motion of a mechanical joint to prevent damage to the joint. One obvious application is enhancing the safety of human joints during athletic events. For ...