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  • Zhao, Bingxiao (2012)
    <p>In this thesis, a hybrid numerical approach is proposed for modeling dynamic fracture in brittle materials. This method is based on a combination of embedded finite element methods and extrinsic cohesive zone models. ...
  • Morrison, Brandon (2016)
    <p>The rise of the twenty-first century has seen the further increase in the industrialization of Earth’s resources, as society aims to meet the needs of a growing population while still protecting our environmental and ...
  • Chu, Kong; Naylor, Thomas (MANAGEMENT SCIENCE, 1965-05-01)
    In this paper we utilize traditional microeconomic theory and elementary queuing theory to develop a computer simulation model of a single-product, multi-process firm. One of our objectives is to demonstrate that the body ...
  • Ransom, Tyler (2015)
    <p>This dissertation consists of three separate essays that use dynamic models to better understand the human capital accumulation process. First, I analyze the role of migration in human capital accumulation and how ...
  • Ashworth, Jared (2015)
    <p>My dissertation examines human capital investments and their role in individual's labor market outcomes. Chapter 2 analyzes how public school teachers decide to make human capital investments and the effects that these ...
  • St Jacques, PL; Kragel, PA; Rubin, DC (2011-07-15)
    How do separate neural networks interact to support complex cognitive processes such as remembrance of the personal past? Autobiographical memory (AM) retrieval recruits a consistent pattern of activation that potentially ...
  • Ren, L; Dunson, D; Lindroth, S; Carin, L (2010-06)
  • Iyavarakul, T; McElroy, MB; Staub, K (2011-06-14)
    We present a new approach to the estimation of dynamic models using panel data, not on individuals, but aggregated to some level such as the school, county or state. This approach embeds the reduced form implications of ...
  • Krishna, RV; Sadowski, P (2014-01-01)
    We consider a decision maker who faces dynamic decision situations that involve intertemporal trade-offs, as in consumption-savings problems, and who experiences taste shocks that are transient contingent on the state of ...
  • Anton, JJ; Biglaiser, G; Vettas, N (2014-01-01)
    We analyze a simple dynamic durable good model. Two incumbent sellers and potential entrants choose their capacities at the start of the game. We solve for equilibrium capacity choices and the (necessarily mixed) pricing ...
  • Zheng, Huifeng (HINDAWI PUBLISHING CORPORATION, 2010)
    Dynamic properties are investigated in the coupled system of three maps with symmetric nearest neighbor coupling and periodic boundary conditions. The dynamics of the system is controlled by certain coupling parameters. ...
  • Jiang, Xiaoyu (2015-04-22)
    Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) is a widespread sexually transmitted disease which can lead to cervical cancer. Understanding the factors influencing HPV transmission has been a challenge for scientists and policy makers. We ...
  • Todor, Horia (2015)
    <p>The regulation of metabolism is one of the key challenges faced by organisms across all domains of life. Despite fluctuating environments, cells must produce the same metabolic outputs to thrive. Although much is known ...
  • Martorana, David; Piccolella, Christopher (2013-04-17)
    Commodities are an important yet poorly understood asset class, but outsized losses and gains in commodities in recent years have garnered public attention. Partly in reaction to financial market crashes, the suite of risk ...
  • Staddon, John E.R. (American Psychological Association, 1998)
    Cognitive behaviorist E. C. Tolman (1932) proposed many years ago that rats and men navigate with the aid of cognitive maps, but his theory was incomplete. Critic E. R. Guthrie (1935) pointed out that Tolman's maps lack a ...
  • Boleslavsky, Raphael (2009)
    <p>I characterize optimal long term contracts offered by a monopolist to a buyer whose private valuation evolves according to a branching process with privately known transition probability. The optimal contract can be ...
  • McGehee, Clark Coleman (2013)
    <p>Ocean-based wireless sensor networks serve many important purposes ranging from tsunami early warning to anti-submarine warfare. Developing energy harvesting devices that make these networks self-sufficient allows for ...
  • Croce, JC; McClay, DR (2010-01)
    Endomesoderm is the common progenitor of endoderm and mesoderm early in the development of many animals. In the sea urchin embryo, the Delta/Notch pathway is necessary for the diversification of this tissue, as are two ...
  • Ignaccolo, M.; West, B. J. (AMER PHYSICAL SOC, 2010)
    In recent studies a number of research groups have determined that human electroencephalograms (EEG) have scaling properties. In particular, a crossover between two regions with different scaling exponents has been reported. ...
  • Owens, Benjamin Andrew Michael (2014)
    <p>The focus of this dissertation is on the dynamics of electromagnetic systems for energy harvesting and filtering applications. The inclusion of magnets into systems generates nonlinearity due to the nature of electromagnetic ...