Recent Submissions

  • Path Planning for a UAV in an Agricultural Environment to Tour and Cover Multiple Neighborhoods 

    Sinha, Koel (Virginia Tech, 2017-10-20)
    This work focuses on path planning for an autonomous UAV to tour and cover multiple regions in the shortest time. The three challenges to be solved are - finding the right optimal order to tour the neighborhoods, determining ...
  • Evaluating Immunotoxicity of Quaternary Ammonium Compounds 

    McDonald, Valerie Alexandra (Virginia Tech, 2017-10-19)
    Alkyl dimethyl benzyl ammonium chloride (ADBAC) and didecyl dimethyl ammonium chloride (DDAC) are common quaternary ammonium compounds used as disinfectants in households, medical, and restaurant settings. They cause ...
  • Permanence Amidst Continual Motion: A Marsh Retreat 

    Hudgins, Steven Garrett (Virginia Tech, 2017-10-18)
    This thesis explores how a place can be made within a tidal marsh; a place where people can stay and experience being in the marsh. The experience should be able to be en- joyed at any time, day or night, good weather and ...
  • Unsupervised Learning of Spatiotemporal Features by Video Completion 

    Nallabolu, Adithya Reddy (Virginia Tech, 2017-10-18)
    In this work, we present an unsupervised representation learning approach for learning rich spatiotemporal features from videos without the supervision from semantic labels. We propose to learn the spatiotemporal features ...
  • Co-Exist 

    Xu, Wei (Virginia Tech, 2017-10-18)
    Chinese urban villages which have grown over time have difficulty to operate as a healthy urban environment. As a consequence, residents are often forced to move to the boundary of the city although many prefer its narrow ...
  • Wetting and Penetration Behavior of Resin/Wood Interfaces 

    Stables, Christa Lauren (Virginia Tech, 2017-10-18)
    The goal of this project was improve the fundamental understanding of the wood-resin interaction, by looking at the relationship between the resin wetting onto wood and the resulting penetration into wood lumens. Wetting ...
  • Developing a Vehicle Hydroplaning Simulation using Abaqus and CarSim 

    Mahadevan, Sankar (Virginia Tech, 2016-04-26)
    Tires are the most influential component of the vehicle as they constitute the only contact between the vehicle and the road and have to generate and transmit forces necessary for the driver to control the vehicle. ...
  • Earth in Architecture: An Exploration of Malawian Vernacular and Healing 

    Ngwira, Lumbani (Virginia Tech, 2017-10-17)
    Can a hospital be more than a center for treatment? Can it initiate a sense of healing in the individual as well as the community? The hospital in its early form was a facility meant to house the sick in ancient Egyptian ...
  • Durable Sandwich Structure Joining Technology for NASA's Ares V Launch Vehicle 

    Lundgren, Eric Charles (Virginia Tech, 2010-02-05)
    Joining of uniformly-curved composite sandwich panel segments, typical in state of the art aerospace launch vehicles, should be mass-efficient. Adhesively bonded joints can provide increased mass-efficiency over ...
  • Dialects, Sex-specificity, and Individual Recognition in the Vocal Repertoire of the Puerto Rican Parrot (Amazona vittata) 

    Roberts, Briony Z. Jr. (Virginia Tech, 1997-07-25)
    The following study is part of a larger study examining techniques that might be of use in the release program of the Puerto Rican Parrot (Amazona vittata), including marking, capturing, and radio-tracking. The portion of ...
  • An architecture of a wall 

    Latulippe, Michael II (Virginia Tech, 1998-09-14)
    A wall is a primordial architectural artifact. The power and potential of a wall lies in its ability to transcend the necessities of construction and become a generator of architecture. A wall can be more than a plane in ...
  • Autonomic Differentiation of Emotions: A Cluster Analysis Approach 

    Stephens, Chad Louis (Virginia Tech, 2007-09-25)
    The autonomic specificity of emotion is intrinsic for many major theories of emotion. One of the goals of this study was to validate a standardized set of music clips to be used in studies of emotion and affect. This was ...
  • Nanoparticle-Based Drug Delivery and the Impacts on Cancer Cell Biophysical Markers 

    Babahosseini, Hesam (Virginia Tech, 2015-09-25)
    Cancer progression and physiological changes within the cells are accompanied by alterations in the biophysical properties. Therefore, the cell biophysical properties can serve as promising markers for cancer detection and ...
  • Influence of Isolate, Cultivar, and Heat Stress on Virulence of Rhizoctonia zeae on Tall Fescue 

    McCall, David Scott (Virginia Tech, 2006-05-11)
    Rhizoctonia zeae is a common pathogen of tall fescue and other turfgrasses in various regions of the United States. Disease caused by R. zeae typically occurs during hot, humid summer months when conditions are ideal for ...
  • XML-Driven Real-time Interactive Virtual Environment (XDRIVE) Engine 

    Corbett, Thomas Wingett (Virginia Tech, 2006-06-30)
    The XDRIVE engine is a runtime solution for the coordination and display of web-based multimedia presentations that feature three-dimensional content. This 3D content is rendered in real-time, which facilitates user-defined ...
  • The influence of land use on the quality of seston in southern Appalachian stream ecosystems 

    Wojculewski, Christy Ann (Virginia Tech, 2006-05-12)
    Seston is the complex of organic and inorganic particles suspended in the water column in stream ecosystems. This detrital pool is a significant vector of energy and nutrients from headwaters to the ocean. Many of the ...
  • Walls: Exploring the layers of a building 

    Dalvi, Vikrant Vijay (Virginia Tech, 2006-05-10)
    Wall, traditionally an enclosing element in architecture, has been used throughout the ages for functions like privacy, protection, definition of spaces, and also to provide attractive facades. Visually walls can be more ...
  • Hybrid Active Power Filter with Output Impedance Control 

    Schmit, Andrew Paul (Virginia Tech, 2006-05-24)
    In an ideal world, unwanted or undesirable effects in a system could and would be completely ignored. In fact, this was the case in mid-80s' PC design when an 80286 microprocessor running at a "blazing" 12 MHz was considered ...
  • Magnetic Induction for In-situ Healing of Polymeric Material 

    Owen, Christopher Cooper (Virginia Tech, 2006-05-19)
    The field of self-healing materials is growing dramatically due to the obvious in- centive of having structural materials with the ability to repair damage. Some polymers have demonstrated the ability to heal from damage ...
  • Let's All Go to the Movies 

    Ressler, Christopher Michael (Virginia Tech, 2006-05-10)
    Welcome to the movies! Welcome to the stars! Welcome to this grand illusion! All of it's yours. New Urbanism. Hollywood thinks you're stupid. Scientology. Retro-futurism. Taking back color from toiletries. Personal politics. ...

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