Han061301-06/13/88- Hanover NH- Just 12 hours after receiving her Dartmouth degee from Pres. James Freedman in this 6/12 photo, Stacey Jessica Coverdale, 22 of Philadelphia, died of injuries sustained as a passenger in a head-on auto collision in...
Snow -- Permeability. ; Snow surveys -- Antarctica -- East Antarctica. ; Surfaces -- Areas and volumes. ; Gas flow. ; Porosity.
Recent field investigations of a megadunes region of East Antarctica provide evidence that differences in grain size, thermal conductivity, and permeability across a megadune are due to relative accumulation patterns in the absence of significant...
Relativity (Physics). ; Anisotropy -- Mathematical models. ; Einstein field equations. ; Newtonian fluids. ; Astrophysics.
We study the effects of anisotropic pressure on the properties of spherically symmetric, gravitationally bound spheres. We consider the full general-relativistic and Newtonian treatment of this problem and obtain exact solutions for various forms...
Van Allen radiation belts -- Mathematical models. ; Magnetosphere -- Mathematical models. ; Magnetohydrodynamics -- Mathematical models.
The physics of geomagnetically-trapped radiation has been a topic of interest since the discovery of the Van Allen belts in 1958. As the energetic particles comprising these belts can pose a hazard to human activity in space, considerable effort...
The ionosphere is the primary source for heavy ions which are ubiquitous in the terrestrial magnetosphere. Low-altitude energization in the auroral ionosphere results in bulk heating and transverse acceleration of ions, which begin to upwell and/or...
Partially ordered sets and permutations are combinatorial structures having vast applications in theoretical computer science. In this thesis, we study various computational and algorithmic problems related to these structures. The first chapter of...
The thesis is dedicated to the understanding and characterization of brittle compressive fracture of columnar S2 ice. The work quantifies the strength of fresh-water S2 ice and investigates its characteristic brittle failure modes under biaxial...
The main research objective of this thesis is to address distributed target tracking for mobile sensor networks. Based on real-life limitations, we are particularly interested in mobile sensors with Limited Sensing Range (LSR). There are three...
Human locomotion -- Computer-assisted instruction. ; Real-time data processing. ; Human-computer interaction.
Teaching physical motions such as riding, exercising, swimming, etc. to human beings is hard. Coaches face difficulties in communicating their feedback verbally and cannot correct the student mid-action; teaching videos are two dimensional and...
Robots -- Control systems. ; Robots -- Motion. ; Computer algorithms. ; Electronic data processing -- Distributed processing.
Self-reconfiguring robots are robots composed of many physically connected modules which can change their structural configuration to support multiple functionalities. We claim that self-reconfiguring robots are more versatile, extensible, and...
Two-phase flow -- Mathematical models. ; Gas dynamics -- Mathematical models. ; Kinetic theory of gases.
The kinetic theory based gas-dynamical computational method, due to (Prendergast and Xu, 1993: Xu and Prendergast, 1994) is generalized to two-phase flow computations. The Bhatnagar-Gross-Krook kinetic model is generalized to the case of two...
We study motion planning problems, finding trajectories that connect two configurations of a system, from two different perspectives: optimality and survivability. For the problem of finding optimal trajectories, we provide a model in which the...
Agent-based policy learning in complex and uncertain environments is challenged by escalating computational complexity with the size of the task space (action choices and environmental states) as well as the number of agents. Nonetheless, there is...