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Theses from 2011

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Redesign of Tire Stiffness Testing Machine, Peter G. Feldpausch and Benjamin Williams

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Design of a Forced Air Induction System for a Suzuki RMZ-450 Engine, Conrad R. Meekhof

Redesign of a Torsion Bar Testing Machine, Amanda J. Meiser, David Lawrence, and Brian Maher

Theses from 2010

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Design of a Near-Constant Force Spring for Orthopedic Implants, Christopher Hartman and Paul Rotarius

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Design of Wind Turbine Blade, Alex Quinlan, Hannah Cooley, Andrew Koehler, and Letitia Mwangi

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Automobile Mass Distribution Analyzer, Eric Rifel, Donald Ragatz, and Garrett Beulle

Theses from 2009

Analysis and Improvement of a Biomedical Implant, Brian Doorlag and Nathan Urban

Theses from 2008

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Design Enhancement of Hand-powered Cycle, Andrew Hyder and John Bolhuis

Theses from 2007

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Trials Bike Frame Concept, David Boboltz, Rob Harmer, and Caleb Vanderveen

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Design and Control of an Inverted Pendulum, Andrew Hovingh and Matt Roon

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Flight Test Methods Design, Matthew Mandziuk, Stephen Yurk, and Martin Grashik

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Improvement of Stretcher Low-Height via Jack Design, Alison Pearce and Matt Robinson

Theses from 2006

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Portable Vehicle Lift System Design, Joel Boynton, Corey Case, and Mark VanHoutteghem

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Circular Cylinder Flow Contrtol Using a Flexible Trailing Edge, Anthony A. Marciniak, Jeri S. Rosier, and Zachary D. Zenz

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Hydraulic Clutch Bearing Analysis, William Musinski

Theses from 2005

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Interference Press Fit Analysis, Jerry Boza, Amy Conine, and Jason Schutter

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Design and Simulation of a Test Fixture for Pneumatic Valves, Ryan Mills and Nicholas Murphy-DuBay

Theses from 2004

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Introduction to Mechanical Engineering, Lorik Abdullai and Joseph R. Dunn

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Optimization of a Commercial Vehicle Brake Rotor, Brian Cavanaugh

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Military Vehicle Seat Energy Absorption System, Brandon Ferriman and Troy Flodin

Theses from 2003

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Range Interlock Design for 10-Speed Heavy-Duty Transmission, Tiago Castro, Karalyn Folkert, and Mark Sobczak

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Design and Analysis of a Propeller Test Apparatus, William Giffin, Daniel Hendrickson, and Thomas C. Wenstrom

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Snowboard Redesign: 10% Weight Reduction, Joshua D. Lane

Theses from 2002

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Universal-Joint Assembly to Tube Assembly Centrality Tooling Design, Marybeth Dellinger and Martin Strauch

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Ergonomically Sound Design of a Bottom Dishwasher Rack, Dena Dobson, Bethany Hyvarinen, and Katie Roberts

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Development of a Method and Apparatus to Test for Delamination of Ultrananocrystalline Diamond Coatings on Mechanical Seals, Claudia Fajardo and Bernadette Goold

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Transmission Intake Filtration System, Frank Hercinger, Beau Kidman, and Seth Van Syckel

Theses from 2001

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Wing Behavior in Ground Effect, James Arraut and Nathan Block

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Redesign of a Delta System Mini Water Bath, Jeff Edinger

Flow Test for a Positive Displacement Pump, Ben Moskalik and Jason Toman

Theses from 2000

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Feasibility of a Composite Frame for the WMU Solar Car, Ethan Featherly

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Fluid Traction Test Machine, Anne Godwin, David Gould, and Deborah Wilde

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Shock Pulse Control for a Horizontal Impact Tester of Shipping Packages, Betsy A. Sundalius and Brian C. Zellers

Theses from 1999

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Integrated Fan Balancing System, Edward Clifford and Jennifer Siegel

Theses from 1997

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Reliability Improvements of Wire Driving Attachments, Jason S. Allen and Karen L. Smit

Semi-Truck Electric Shift Unit Design Improvement, Tracy Conklin and Sara Mickle

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Dual Flow Irrigation Pump for Surgical Instruments, Benjamin B. Edinger

Theses from 1996

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Automated Test Station for Small Surgical Drills, Jennifer L. Brinn, Kerri S. Lake, and Kurt P. Lentner

Theses from 1995

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Design of an Orthopedic Swimming Aid, Jeff Bither and Bob Geneseo

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Re-Design of a Belt-Driven Conveyor Drive, Lee Black

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Elevated Armrest Attachment for Wheelchair, Todd Greve and Kim Schell

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Design of a High-Lift Wing for a Remotely Piloted Vehicle, Paul M. Klahn and David W. Fanjoy

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Four-Ball Lubricant Test System, Mark A. Slimak and Delbert L. Thomas

Theses from 1994

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Design of a Miniature Hydraulic Power Unit, Ryan D. Bruneau

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Alternative Automotive Climate Control Register, Mark A. Frank and Jon D. Lawrence

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Design of a Vibration Excitation Device, Brian Wallace and Brandon Dawe

Theses from 1993

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Wobbling Gear Drivetrain for Cordless Screwdriver, David K. Kedrowski and Scott P. Slimak

Theses from 1991

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Design of an X-ray Film Tray for an Emergency Stretcher, Jon T. Lea and Ronald J. Pascuzzi

Theses from 1990

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Lubrication Pump Performance Test Fixture, Steven W. Gleason

Theses from 1981

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Single Crystal Superalloy Turbine Blades, Hadi Vaziri

Theses from 1980

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The LB Wind-Tunnel, Larry Bennett

Theses from 1977

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Distillation of Water Using a Solar Still, Akhil Gupta