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  • Raayai Ardakani, Shabnam (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2018)
    The surfaces of many plants and animals are covered with a variety of micro-textures such as ribs or 3D tubules which can control surface-mediated properties such as skin friction. Inspired by the drag reducing ability of ...
  • Lee, Anna, Ph. D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2018)
    We revisit the classic problem of buckling of thin spherical shells under uniform pressure and explore the effect that geometric imperfections can have on their buckling behavior. Since the 1960s, numerous theoretical and ...
  • Jones, A-Andrew D., III (Akhenaton-Andrew Dhafir) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2018)
    Microbial biofouling occurs when a biofilm adheres to materials involved in liquid transport causing economic loss through corrosion and drag losses on ship hulls, and in oil and food distribution. Microorganisms interacting ...
  • Druecke, Benjamin Charles (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2018)
    This thesis investigates the mechanics of swellable elastomeric seals for the purpose of hydraulic fracturing in oil and gas applications. The first component of the thesis is the development of a laboratory-scale apparatus ...
  • Bledt, Gerardo (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2018)
    A novel Policy Regularized Model Predictive Control (PR-MPC) framework is developed to allow general robust legged locomotion with the MIT Cheetah quadruped robot. The full system is approximated by a simple control model ...
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