Mechanical Engineering - Theses
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Autoignition of pentane isomers in a spark-ignition engine: experiment & modeling uncertainty quantification
Pentane isomers are among the most abundant constituents of worldwide gasoline. Their autoignition has been extensively studied in fundamental reactors (shock tube, rapid compression machine (RCM), jet-stirred reactor, ...
Multimedia training facility for high speed machining
Change has now become a fact of life in all businesses, and training is no exception to the rule. (Leigh, 1996)
Sustainable technology transfer for small to medium enterprises in developing countries
Technology transfer has been well recognised as a means to advance technology capability. Numerous organisations world-wide have been involved in technology transfer programs. Transnational and domestic technology transfer ...
Mass reduction of fatigue-limited, safety-critical (FLSC), ferrous metal automotive components by forged light alloy substitution
The substitution of ferrous metal with forged light alloys in Fatigue-Limited, Safety- Critical (FLSC) applications provides an opportunity to achieve mass reduction. However, the use of forged light alloys in FLSC ...
Design of a prosthetic anterior cruciate ligament
Injury to the knee can have a dramatic effect on a person's lifestyle. Participation in sports and exercise, general mobility, and even commonplace activities like walking up stairs can all be restricted or prevented ...
Mechanical alloying, thermal stability and consolidation of Al-5 at.% Nb alloy
High energy mechanical alloying, a non-equilibrium processing method was successfully employed to extend the solid solubility of Al-5 at.% Nb alloy. Microstructural evolution with varying milling duration was studied in ...
Optimisation-based adaptive scan for atomic force microscopy imaging
Atomic force microscopy (AFM) is widely used in nanotechnology for imaging chemical structures and small biological cells. Unlike scanning electron microscopy, AFM is able to achieve a nanoscale resolution for both ...
Reorganising wall turbulence using directional surface roughness
We passively modify turbulent boundary layers using riblets with converging and diverging patterns, as an attempt to manipulate the large-scale turbulence structures. The custom-made riblet surface is transitionally rough ...
Exploiting Gaussian assumption for improving generative models in machine learning
Generative models are one of the most promising approaches in machine learning. This thesis explores the generative models in supervised, semi-supervised and unsupervised learning applications on continuous data. Global ...
In silico methods for drug repositioning and drug-drug interaction prediction
Drug repositioning and drug-drug interaction (DDI) prediction are two fundamental applications having a large impact on drug development and clinical care. Drug repositioning aims to identify new uses for existing drugs. ...