Faculty in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering conduct research in a wide range of specialties, often with grant support from public agencies, corporations, and charitable foundations. Some areas of scholarly expertise include aerospace, energy, mechanical systems, controls, biomechanics, materials, fluid mechanics, fuels science, aerodynamics, and manufacturing. This series provides a sampling of recent faculty research.

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Submissions from 2016

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Singularity Traces of Single Degree-of-Freedom Planar Linkages that Include Prismatic and Revolute Joints, Saleh M. Almestiri, Andrew P. Murray, David H. Myszka, and Charles W. Wampler

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Post-Stall Performance Improvement through Bio-inspired Passive Covert Feathers, Aaron Altman and Guillaume Allemand

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The Complete Solution of Alt–Burmester Synthesis Problems for Four-Bar Linkages, Daniel A. Brake, Jonathan D. Hauenstein, Andrew P. Murray, David H. Myszka, and Charles W. Wampler

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Is There a Relationship Between the Wingtip Vortex and the Shear Layer?, Sidaard Gunasekaran and Aaron Altman

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Wingtip Vortex Behavior in the Vicinity of the Maximum Lift to Drag Ratio Lift Condition, Muhammad Omar Memon and Aaron Altman

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Summer Research and Collaborative Professional Development Experience for NSF RET Teachers in Advanced Manufacturing and Materials, Ahsan Mian, Margaret Pinnell, Leanne Petry, Raghavan Srinivasan, Suzanne Franco, and Melissa Taylor

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Simulation Model of an Automatic Commercial Ice Machine, Haithem Murgham, David Myszka, Vijay Bahel, Rajan Rajendran, Kurt Knapke, Suresh Shivashankar, and Kyaw Wynn

Submissions from 2015

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A Function Generation Synthesis Methodology for All Defect-Free Slider-Crank Solutions for Four Precision Points, Ali Almandeel, Andrew P. Murray, David H. Myszka, and Herbert E. Stumph III

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Closing the Loop on Aircraft Conceptual Sizing Using the Merlin Flight Simulator, Aaron Altman

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Unified Framework for Training Point Selection and Error Estimation for Surrogate Models, Komahan Boopathy and Markus P. Rumpfkeil

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Economic and Environmental Impacts of Energy Efficiency Investment on Local Manufacturers, Jun-Ki Choi, Kevin P. Hallinan, J. Kelly Kissock, and Robert Brecha

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Evaluation of Different Optimal Control Problem Formulations for Solving the Muscle Redundancy Problem, Friedl De Groote, Allison Kinney, Anil Rao, and Benjamin J. Fregly

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Trends in Early Vortex Formation on a Wall-to-wall Plate in Pure Plunge, Sidaard Gunasekaran, Aaron Altman, and Kenneth Granlund

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Errors in Off-axis Loading of Off-the-shelf 6-Component Force Transducers: A Cautionary Tale, Sidaard Gunasekaran, Aaron Altman, and Michael Ol

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Graphite Foam Infused with Pentaglycerine for Solid-State Thermal Energy Storage, Douglas J. Johnson, Jamie S. Ervin, Michael Hanchak, Soumya S. Patnaik, and Xin Hu

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Ammonium Carbamate-Based Heat Exchanger Reactor as an Endothermic Heat Sink for Thermal Management, Douglas J. Johnson, Nicholas P. Niedbalski, Jamie S. Ervin, and Soumya S. Patnaik

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Development of a Muscle Model Parameter Calibration Method via Passive Muscle Force Minimization, Allison Kinney and Benjamin J. Fregly

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Improving Techniques in Statically Equivalent Serial Chain Modeling for Center of Mass Estimation, Bingjue Li, Andrew P. Murray, and David H. Myszka

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Wing Tip Vortices from an Exergy-Based Perspective, Muhammad Omar Memon, Kevin Wabick, Aaron Altman, and Rainer M. Buffo

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Simulating Energy Efficient Control of Multiple-Compressor Compressed Air Systems, Sean Murphy and J. Kelly Kissock

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A Mechanical Regenerative Brake and Launch Assist Using an Open Differential and Elastic Energy Storage, David H. Myszka, Andrew P. Murray, Kevin Giaier, Vijay Krishna Jayaprakash, and Christoph Gillum

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Experimental and Modeling Studies of Heat Transfer, Fluid Dynamics, and Autoxidation Chemistry in the Jet Fuel Thermal Oxidation Tester (JFTOT), Zachary H. Sander, Zachary J. West, Jamie S. Ervin, and Steven Zabarnick

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Synergy-Based Two-Level Optimization for Predicting Knee Contact Forces during Walking, Gil Serrancolí, Allison Kinney, Josep M. Font-Llagunes, and Benjamin J. Fregly

How do in Vivo Knee Contact Force Data Affect Calibration of Muscle-Tendon Model Parameter Values?, Gil Serrancolí, Allison Kinney, Benjamin J. Fregly, and Josep M. Font-Llagunes

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The Influence of Neuromusculoskeletal Model Calibration Method on Predicted Knee Contact Forces during Walking, Gil Serrancolí, Allison Kinney, Benjamin J. Fregly, and Josep M. Font-Llagunes

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A Multi-Directional Treadmill Training Program for Improving Gait, Balance, and Mobility in Individuals with Parkinson’s Disease: A Case Series, Kimberly Smith, Kurt Jackson, Kimberly Edginton Bigelow, and Lloyd L. Laubach

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Cost-Availability Curves for Hierarchical Implementation of Residential Energy-Efficiency Measures, Roman Villoria-Siegert, Philip Brodrick, Kevin P. Hallinan, and Robert J. Brecha

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Wind Tunnel Testing of Variable Camber Compliant Wing with Multiple Load Cell Test Fixture, Lauren Zientarski, Christopher Marks, Aaron Altman, and James Joo

Submissions from 2014

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Economic and Environmental Impacts of Community-Based Residential Building Energy Efficiency Investment, Jun-Ki Choi, Drew Morrison, Kevin P. Hallinan, and Robert J. Brecha

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Wing/Wall Aerodynamic Interactions in Free Flying, Maneuvering MAVS, Matthew Geyman, Aaron Altman, and Gregory Parker

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Wing Performance Insight from the Self-Preserved Turbulent Wake, Sidaard Gunasekaran and Aaron Altman

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Validation of a Discrete Vortex Method for Low Reynolds Number Unsteady Flows, Patrick Hammer, Aaron Altman, and Frank Eastep

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Development of a Spring-Based Automotive Starter, David H. Myszka, Jonathan Lauden, Patrick Joyce, Andrew P. Murray, and Christoph Gillum

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Leveraging Students’ Passion and Creativity: ETHOS at the University of Dayton, Margaret Pinnell, Malcolm Daniels, Kevin P. Hallinan, and Gretchen Berkemeier

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Cost Optimization with Solar and Conventional Energy Production, Energy Storage, and Real Time Pricing, Ata Raziei, Kevin P. Hallinan, and Robert J. Brecha

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A Novel Approach to Estimation of Patient-Specific Muscle Strength, David Walker, Allison Kinney, Benjamin J. Fregly, Thomas Wright, and Scott Banks

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Deltoid Moment Arms During Abduction: A Subject-Specific Musculoskeletal Modeling Study in Healthy Shoulders and Shoulders with RTSA, David Walker, Allison Kinney, Aimee Struk, Benjamin J. Fregly, Thomas Wright, and Scott Banks

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How Sensitive is the Deltoid Moment Arm to Joint Center Changes with RTSA?, David Walker, Allison Kinney, Aimee Struk, Benjamin J. Fregly, Thomas Wright, and Scott Banks

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Muscle Synergies May Improve Optimization Prediction of Knee Contact Forces During Walking, Jonathan P. Walter, Allison Kinney, Scott A. Banks, Darryl D. D'Lima, Thor F. Besier, David G. Lloyd, and Benjamin J. Fregly

Submissions from 2013

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Identification of Aircraft by their Unique Turbulent Wake Signature: Progress with Experimental Validation, Aaron Altman and Sidaard Gunasekaran

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Muscle Synergies Improve Estimation of Knee Contact Forces during Walking, Benjamin J. Fregly, Jonathan P. Walter, Allison Kinney, Scott A. Banks, Darryl D. D'Lima, Thor F. Besier, and David G. Lloyd

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Muscle Synergy Constraints Improve Prediction of Knee Contact Force during Gait, Benjamin J. Fregly, Jonathan P. Walter, Allison Kinney, Scott A. Banks, Darryl D. D'Lima, Thor F. Besier, and David G. Lloyd

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Synergies Controls Improve Prediction of Knee Contact Forces and Muscle Excitations during Gait, Benjamin J. Fregly, Jonathan P. Walter, Allison Kinney, Scott A. Banks, Darryl D. D'Lima, Thor F. Besier, and David G. Lloyd

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Empirically Derived Biplane Lift as a Function of Gap and Stagger, Hantae Kang, Nicola Genco, and Aaron Altman

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Update on Grand Challenge Competition to Predict in Vivo Knee Loads, Allison Kinney, Thor F. Besier, Darryl D. D'Lima, and Benjamin J. Fregly

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Changes in In Vivo Knee Contact Forces through Gait Modification, Allison Kinney, Thor F. Besier, Amy Slider, Scott L. Delp, Darryl D. D'Lima, and Benjamin J. Fregly

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Effects of Body Weight Modification on Internal Knee Contact Forces during Gait, Allison Kinney, Heather K. Vincent, Melinda K. Harman, James Coburn, Darryl D. D'Lima, and Benjamin J. Fregly

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Analysis of a Variable Camber Wing during Highly Unsteady Maneuvers, Zachary Lego and Aaron Altman

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Computing the Branches, Singularity Trace, and Critical Points of Single Degree-of-Freedom, Closed-Loop Linkages, David H. Myszka, Andrew P. Murray, and Charles W. Wampler

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Economic Analysis of Solar PV and Batteries for Common Residential Electricity Rate Structures Using Green Button Data, Mithun Mohan Nagabhairava and J. Kelly Kissock

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Bridging the Gap Between Engineering Design and PK-12 Curriculum Development Through the Use the STEM Education Quality Framework, Margaret Pinnell, James Rowley, Sandi Preiss, Rebecca P. Blust, Rebecca Beach, and Suzanne Franco

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Improving the Efficiency of Stirling Engines for Use in Solar Distributed Electricity, Heating, and Cooling, Travis M. Schubert, Shirin Jouzdani, and Kevin P. Hallinan

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Formulation to Predict Lower Limb Muscle Forces during Gait, Gil Serrancolí, Jonathan P. Walter, Allison Kinney, A. Barjau, Benjamin J. Fregly, and Josep M. Font-Llagunes

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Optimization Problem Formulation for Predicting Knee Muscle and Contact Forces during Gait, Gil Serrancolí, Jonathan P. Walter, Allison Kinney, Benjamin J. Fregly, and Josep M. Font-Llagunes

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A Closed-Form Solution for the Similarity Transformation Parameters of Two Planar Point Sets, Shamsul A. Shamsudin and Andrew P. Murray

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Kinematic Synthesis of Planar, Shape-Changing, Rigid Body Mechanisms for Design Profiles with Significant Differences in Arc Length, Shamsul A. Shamsudin, Andrew P. Murray, David H. Myszka, and James P. Schmiedeler

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Design and Construction of a Solar Thermal Refrigeration System for Patna, India, Björn Oliver Winter, Lathom Louco, J. Kelly Kissock, Paul Mariadass, and Malcolm Daniels

Submissions from 2012

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Eliminate Exams in Intro to Flight with Portfolios? An Update After 6 Years of Improvement, Aaron Altman

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The Aerospace Design Education Implications from the Eight Harvey Mudd Design Workshops, Aaron Altman

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The Key Ideas of MDW VIII: A Summary, Aaron Altman, Clive L. Dym, Ray Hurwitz, and John W. Wesner

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Designing for Success: Developing Engineers Who Consider Universal Design Principles, Kimberly Edginton Bigelow

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Encyclopedia of Mathematics and Society: 'Engineering Design', Kimberly Edginton Bigelow

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Leading Edge Serrations on Flat Plates at Low Reynolds Number, Brian Cranston, Chris Laux, and Aaron Altman

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Identification of Aircraft by Their Unique Turbulent Wake Signature: Experimental Validation, Gabriele Ganci, Aaron Altman, and Joshua Rodewald

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Energy Information Augmented Community-Based Energy Reduction, Kevin P. Hallinan, Harvey Enns, Stephenie Ritchey, Phil Brodrick, Nathan Lammers, Nichole Hanus, Mark Rembert, and Tony Rainsberger

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Clean Energy Infrastructure Educational Initiative, Kevin P. Hallinan, James A. Menart, and Robert Gilbert

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Changes in In Vivo Knee Contact Forces through Gait Modification, Allison Kinney, Thor F. Besier, Amy Slider, Scott L. Delp, Darryl D. D'Lima, and Benjamin J. Fregly

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Changes in Medial Knee Contact Force through Gait Modification, Allison Kinney, Thor F. Besier, Amy Slider, Scott L. Delp, Darryl D. D'Lima, and Benjamin J. Fregly

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Biomechanical Variables Related to Walking Performance 6 Months Following Post-Stroke Rehabilitation, Allison Kinney, M. G. Bowden, S. A. Kautz, and R. R. Neptune

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Experimental Evaluation of Computationally Predicted Changes in Knee Loads Resulting from Medial Thrust Gait, Allison Kinney, Jonathan P. Walter, Thor F. Besier, Amy Slider, Scott L. Delp, Darryl D. D'Lima, and Benjamin J. Fregly

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Experimental and Computational Analysis of High Angle of Attack Perching Maneuvers, Zachary Lego, Aaron Altman, and Sidaard Gunasekaran

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The Role of Ankle Plantarflexors in Maintaining Dynamic Balance during Human Walking, Richard R. Neptune, Craig P. McGowan, and Allison Kinney

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Singularity Free Revolute-Prismatic-Revolute and Spherical-Prismatic-Spherical Chains for Actuating Planar and Spherical Single Degree of Freedom Mechanisms, David A. Perkins and Andrew P. Murray

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Engineering Innovation and Design for STEM Teachers and the STEM Quality Framework, James Rowley, Sandi Preiss, Margaret Pinnell, and Suzanne Franco

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Design of Planar, Shape-Changing Rigid-Body Mechanisms for Morphing Aircraft Wings, Kai Zhao, James P. Schmiedeler, and Andrew P. Murray

Submissions from 2011

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Optimizing Compressed Air Storage for Energy Efficiency, Brian Abels and J. Kelly Kissock

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Understanding Industrial Energy Use through Lean Energy Analysis, Brian Abels, Franc Server, J. Kelly Kissock, and Dawit Ayele

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Improving Compressed Air Energy Efficiency in Automotive Plants: Practical Examples and Implementation, Nasr Alkadi and J. Kelly Kissock

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Prioritizing Investment in Residential Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy: A Case Study for the U.S. Midwest, Robert J. Brecha, Austin Mitchell, Kevin P. Hallinan, and J. Kelly Kissock

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Estimation of the Centre of Mass from Motion Capture and Force Plate Recordings: A Study on the Elderly, Sebastien Cotton, Michele Vanoncini, Philippe Fraisse, Nacim Ramdani, Emel Demircan, Andrew P. Murray, and Thierry Keller

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Wing/Wall Aerodynamic Interactions in Free Flying, Maneuvering MAVs, Matthew Geyman and Aaron Altman

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PIV on Simple Mechanical Flapping Wings for Hover-like Kinematics, Benjamin Hagen and Aaron Altman

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Establishing Building Recommissioning Priorities and Potential Energy Savings from Utility Energy Data, Kevin P. Hallinan, Philip Brodrick, Jessica Northridge, J. Kelly Kissock, and Robert J. Brecha

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Targeting Residential Energy Reduction for City Utilities Using Historical Electrical Utility Data and Readily Available Building Data, Kevin P. Hallinan, J. Kelly Kissock, Robert J. Brecha, and Austin Mitchell

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A Discrete Vortex Method Application to High Angle of Attack Maneuvers, Patrick Hammer, Aaron Altman, and Frank Eastep

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A Discrete Vortex Method Investigation of Canonical Pitch Ramp-Hold Case, Patrick Hammer, Aaron Altman, and Frank Eastep

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Effectiveness of Group Kickboxing as a Means to Improve Gait and Balance in Individuals with MS, Kurt Jackson, Kimberly Edginton Bigelow, Christina Cooper, and Harold L. Merriman

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Low Exergy Heating and Cooling in Residential Buildings, Michael Jochum, Gokulakrishnan Murugesan, J. Kelly Kissock, and Kevin P. Hallinan

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Relationships between Muscle Contributions to Walking Subtasks and Functional Walking Status in Persons with Post-Stroke Hemiparesis, Allison Kinney, C. L. Peterson, S. A. Kautz, and R. R. Neptune

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Measuring Progress with Normalized Energy Intensity, Nathan Lammers, J. Kelly Kissock, Brian Abels, and Franc Server

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ML-11-C006 Renewable Energy Design and Performance of LEED EB Platinum Building for Zero Energy Performance, Jessica Minor and Kevin P. Hallinan

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Muscle Contributions to Frontal and Transverse Plane Whole-Body Angular Momentum, Richard R. Neptune, Craig P. McGowan, and Allison Kinney

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Transient Force on a Rotating AR 2 Semi-Span Flat Plate, John Puttmann and Aaron Altman

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Transient Poststall Aerodynamic Modeling for Extreme Maneuvers in Micro Air Vehicles, Gregory W. Reich, Frank Eastep, Aaron Altman, and Roberto Albertani

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Wind Tunnel Blockage Corrections: Review and Application to Savonius Vertical-Axis Wind Turbines, Ian Ross and Aaron Altman

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Estimating Industrial Building Energy Savings using Inverse Simulation, Franc Server, J. Kelly Kissock, Dan Brown, and Steve Mulqueen

Submissions from 2010

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Photovoltaic Module Assembly as Appropriate Technology in Pakistan, Faizan Ahmad, J. Kelly Kissock, Richard Komp, and Irfan Ahmad

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Reflections of College Students Promoting Engineering through Biomechanical Outreach Activities Indicate Dual Benefits, Kimberly Edginton Bigelow

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Gains in Knowledge and Perception of Engineering after Participation in an Engineering Design Web-Experience Are Gender-Dependent, Kimberly Edginton Bigelow, Gail Wheatley, and David Tomasko

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A Discrete Vortex Method for Application to MAV Perching, Patrick Hammer, Aaron Altman, and Frank Eastep