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Measuring the Abuse Liability of Video Games 

Bassett, Drew (2018-06-27)
Video game playing has become increasingly popular since their creation in the 1970s and has received recent attention due to sharing many similarities with other addictive behaviors. Behavioral pharmacological models are ...

Measuring the Effects of Bridge Deck Replacement Methods on Construction Performance Factors 

Watts, Mikkel (2011-05-11)
The objective of this research was to develop and evaluate a methodology for measuring the effect of various bridge deck replacement methods on the total cost, schedule, and road user costs of a bridge project. Steps are ...

Measuring the Impact of Resistance Training on Core Muscle Effective Lever Arms and Improving Biomechanical Modeling 

Capanoglu, Muhammet Fehmi (2021-07-12)  ETD File Embargoed
Low back pain (LBP) is one of the most common types of musculoskeletal disorder (MSD) in the U.S.; resulting in pain and discomfort as well as reducing the efficiency and productivity of workplaces. It presents a major ...

Measuring the Positive Side of the Work-Life Interface: A Factor Analytic Examination and Scale Refinement of Work-Life Enrichment, Facilitation, and Positive Spillover 

Shifrin, Nicole (2021-07-20)
Since the conception of the positive side of the work-life interface, several researchers have simultaneously developed separate conceptualizations of positive transfers between the work and life domains, including work-life ...

Measuring the Self-Directedness of Computer Science Learners 

de Almeida Adelino, Lucas Antonio (2020-06-03)
This study measured the degree of self-direction of students from the Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering at Auburn University. Self-direction was measured through the Personal Responsibility Orientation ...

Measuring Trunk Stability and Range of Motion: Two Field Tests for Wheelchair Basketball Classification 

Rehm, Jared (2015-07-24)
Adapted sports are sports that enable people with disabilities to participate in sport through modification of traditional sport or new sports designed for people with disabilities. Classification systems are utilized ...

Measuring Visual Change Detection in Specific Phobia 

McEnerney, Kelly (2010-05-18)
The utility afforded from cognitive tasks in research concerning attentional bias and anxiety is well documented; however, whether it extends to research concerning specific phobia is uncertain. Often, the connection between ...

Measuring, Evaluating, and Describing Pile-Up and Sink-In During Nanoindentation of Thin Films on Substrates 

Sullivan, MariAnne (2015-12-10)
Nanoindentation is a valuable tool for extracting material properties such as elastic modulus and hardness at the nanoscale. Knowing material properties at this scale enhances the use of thin films in protective coatings ...

Meat Quality Assessment of Pork Fed Poultry Fat, Flaxseed Oil, and Supplemented with Vitamin E 

Magee, Whitney (2017-04-25)
The objective of this research is to understand carcass and meat quality characteristics of pigs fed a combination of poultry fat, flaxseed oil, and supplemented with vitamin E. It is hypothesized that certain combinations ...

Mechanical and chemical activation of CaO-based sorbents for post-combustion CO2 capture at high temperature 

Hassani, Ehsan (2022-05-02)  ETD File Embargoed
The Calcium Looping (CaL) process is one of the most efficient technology for post-combustion CO2 capture. The raw material for CO2 adsorption is CaO which can be derived from limestone. The abundance and high capacity of ...

Mechanical and Microstructural Behavior Evolution of Lead Free Solder Materials Under Different Thermal Exposures 

Hasan, S M Kamrul (2023-05-01)  ETD File Embargoed
With the growth of electronic packaging industries, ranging from automobile to hand-held products, reliability is a major concern. Also, to keep pace with the increasing demand of end users for integration, miniaturization, ...

Mechanical and Optical Characterization of a Tissue Surrogate Polymer Gel 

Pasumarthy, Raj Krishna Abhiram (2016-05-18)
Hydrogels and polymer gels are widely used for simulating the mechanical response of human or animal tissue to understand the effects of trauma on organs, design body armor, detect tumors robotically, simulate surgical ...

Mechanical Behavior and Microstructural Evolution of Lead Free Solder Alloys in Harsh Environment Applications 

Alam, Mohammad (2019-07-10)
Solder joints provide mechanical support, electrical and thermal interconnection between packaging levels in microelectronics assembly systems. Proper functioning of these interconnections and the reliability of the ...

Mechanical Behavior and Microstructural Evolution of SAC and SAC+Bi Solder Alloys in Harsh Environment Applications 

Wu, Jing (2021-08-16)  ETD File Embargoed
The microstructure and mechanical properties of lead free solder joints in electronic assemblies are constantly evolving when exposed to isothermal aging. These changes lead to dramatic reductions in reliability of lead ...

Mechanical Characterization and Aging Induced Evolution of Cyclic Properties and Microstructure of Lead-Free Solder Materials 

Chowdhury, Md Mahmudur (2020-04-29)
Solder joints in electronic assemblies are often subjected to cyclic (positive/negative) mechanical strains and stresses. Such exposures can occur in variable temperature application environments or during accelerated life ...

Mechanical Characterization of the Braided Composite Yarn and Bond Strength Evaluation of the Joints of the Open-Architecture Composite Structure (O-ACS) 

Kothari, Nakul (2014-07-11)
Open-architecture composite structures (O-ACS) can be seen as structures, optimized for weight, meant to be used as beams or columns, in applications where the stiffness to weight ratio of the structure governs the design. ...

Mechanical Properties and Microstructure Investigation of Sn-Ag-Cu Lead Free Solder for Electronic Package Applications 

Wang, Qing (2005-08-15)
While the electronics industry appears to be focusing on Sn-Ag-Cu as the alloy of choice for lead free electronics assembly, the exact Composition varies by geographic region, supplier and user. Add to that dissolved copper ...

Mechanical Properties of Micro Alloyed SAC Lead-Free Solder with Bi For Future Electronics 

Belhadi, Mohamed El Amine (2019-12-02)  ETD File Embargoed
The most common solder alloy SAC305 has a significant reliability issue especially after aging. In addition to aging, multiple factors can contribute to the early failure of the solder joint. Research has shown that shear ...

Mechanical Properties of Near-Frictionless Hydrogenated Amorphous Carbon Freestanding Thin Films for MEMS Devices 

Zhou, Bo (2005-12-15)
Diamond-Like carbon (DLC) films with a mixture of sp2 and sp3 hybridizations have exhibited excellent properties such as chemical stability, wear resistance, optical transparency and are now widely used as protective ...

Mechanical Vibration Effects on Enhanced Melting of Phase Change Materials within Latent Heat Thermal Energy Storage Devices Under Different Container Orientations 

Xiao, Haohua (2023-12-04)
Phase change materials (PCM) are playing a bigger role in our daily life, from cooling of electric vehicle batteries to spacecrafts in the outer space. Research on PCM melting behavior and system performance has generally ...