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Mechanical Engineering - Ph.D. / Sc.D.

 

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  • Olechowski, Alison L. (Alison Louise) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2017)
    This thesis presents three essays on the topic of tools for assessment and decisionmaking in complex engineering systems development. The first essay presents an extension to the design structure matrix, used to present ...
  • Swaminathan, Jaichander (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2017)
    Increasing regulations requiring industrial zero-liquid discharge necessitate the development of efficient desalination technologies for treating high salinity brine. Membrane distillation (MD) is promising for such ...
  • Haji, Maha Niametullah (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2017)
    Seawater is estimated to contain 4.5 billion tonnes of uranium, approximately 1000 times that available in conventional terrestrial resources. Finding a sustainable way to harvest uranium from seawater will provide a source ...
  • Zhu, Yangying (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2017)
    This thesis aims to develop fundamental understanding of the role of surface structures in two-phase heat sinks including capillary driven evaporators and flow boiling in microchannels. First, we developed a detailed finite ...
  • Zhang, Xiaowei, Ph. D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2017)
    With the rapid growth of electric vehicle (EV) market, the mechanical safety of lithium-ion batteries has become a critical concern for car and battery manufacturers as well as the public. Lithium-ion battery cells consist ...
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