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  • 1 (PDF) Raza Akbar.
    Mach Reflection of Gaseous Detonations.
    PhD thesis, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York, August 1997.
  • 2 (PDF) Marco Arienti.
    A Numerical and Analytical Study of Detonation Diffraction.
    PhD thesis, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California, December 2002.
  • 3 (PDF) Joanna Austin.
    The Role of Instability in Gaseous Detonation.
    PhD thesis, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California, June 2003.
    Appendix A is provided separately due to the length (52 Mb).
  • 4 (PDF) Sally P. M. Bane.
    Spark Ignition: Experimental and Numerical Investigation with Application to Aviation Safety.
    PhD thesis, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California, May 2010.
    Electronic version available at Caltech Electronic Thesis Distribution (ETD).
  • 5 (PDF) N. P. Bitter.
    Stability of Hypervelocity Boundary Layers.
    PhD thesis, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California, May 2015.
    Electronic version available at Caltech Electronic Thesis Distribution (ETD).
  • 6 (PDF) Philipp A. Boettcher.
    Thermal Ignition.
    PhD thesis, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California, May 2012.
    Electronic version available at Caltech Electronic Thesis Distribution (ETD).
  • 7 (PDF) Angela M. Capece.
    Plasma-Surface Interactions in Hollow Cathode Discharges for Electric Propulsion.
    PhD thesis, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California, May 2012.
  • 8 (PDF) Tong Wa Chao.
    Gaseous Detonation-Driven Fracture of Tubes.
    PhD thesis, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California, March 2004.
    Electronic version available at Caltech Electronic Thesis Distribution (ETD).
  • 9 (PDF) Marcia Cooper.
    Impulse Generation by Detonation Tubes.
    PhD thesis, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California, June 2004.
    Electronic version available at Caltech Electronic Thesis Distribution (ETD).
  • 10 (PDF) S. A. Coronel.
    Thermal Ignition Using Moving Hot Particles.
    PhD thesis, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California, May 2016.
    See Caltech Electronic Thesis Distribution (ETD) for availability.
  • 11 (PDF) Jason S. Damazo.
    Planar Reflection of Gaseous Detonation.
    PhD thesis, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California, May 2013.
    Electronic version available at Caltech Electronic Thesis Distribution (ETD).
  • 12 (PDF) Christopher A. Eckett.
    Numerical and Analytical Studies of the Dynamics of Gaseous Detonations.
    PhD thesis, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California, September 2000.
  • 13 (PDF) Jeffry Hanna.
    Solid-oxide fuel cell electrode microstructures : making sense of the internal framework affecting gas transport.
    PhD thesis, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California, May 2010.
    Electronic version available at Caltech Electronic Thesis Distribution (ETD).
  • 14 (PDF) Patrick Hung.
    Algorithms for Reaction Mechanism Reduction and Numerical Simulation of Detonations Initiated by Projectiles.
    PhD thesis, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California, June 2003.
    For a version formatted for printing, see this one-sided version.
  • 15 (PDF) Scott Jackson.
    Detonation initiation via wave implosion.
    PhD thesis, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California, May 2005.
    Electronic version available at Caltech Electronic Thesis Distribution (ETD).
  • 16 (PDF) J. S. Jewell.
    Boundary-Layer Transition on a Slender Cone in Hypervelocity Flow with Real Gas Effects.
    PhD thesis, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California, May 2014.
    Electronic version available at Caltech Electronic Thesis Distribution (ETD).
  • 17 (PDF) Michael J. Kaneshige.
    Gaseous Detonation Initiation and Stabilization by Hypervelocity Projectiles.
    PhD thesis, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California, January 1999.
  • 18 (PDF) Shannon Kao.
    Detonation Stability with Reversible Kinetics.
    PhD thesis, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California, June 2008.
    Electronic version available to internal users at Caltech Electronic Thesis Distribution (ETD).
  • 19 (PDF) James Karnesky.
    Detonation Induced Strain in Tubes.
    PhD thesis, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California, May 2010.
    Electronic version available at Caltech Electronic Thesis Distribution (ETD).
  • 20 (PDF) J. Christopher Krok.
    Jet Initiation of Deflagration and Detonation.
    PhD thesis, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California, May 1997.
    Appendices.
  • 21 (PDF) Oliver Kunz.
    Combustion characteristics of hyrogen- and hydrocarbon-air mixtures in closed vessels.
    Technical Report FM98-4, GALCIT, March 1998.
  • 22 (PDF) Daniel H. Lieberman.
    Detonation Refraction at Sharp and Diffuse interfaces.
    PhD thesis, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California, November 2005.
    Electronic version available at Caltech Electronic Thesis Distribution (ETD).
  • 23 (PDF) Robert Carlos Moeller.
    Charge Transport and onset-related phenomena in an MPD thruster modified by applied magnetic fields.
    PhD thesis, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California, February 2013.
    Electronic version available at Caltech Electronic Thesis Distribution (ETD).
  • 24 (PDF) José Roberto Simões Moreira.
    Adiabatic Evaporation Waves.
    PhD thesis, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York, October 1994.
  • 25 (PDF) Bradford Morris.
    Charge-exchange collision dynamics and ion engine grid geometry optimization.
    PhD thesis, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California, February 2007.
    Electronic version available at Caltech Electronic Thesis Distribution (ETD).
  • 26 (PDF) N. J. Parziale.
    Slender-Body Hypervelocity Boundary Layer Instability.
    PhD thesis, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California, May 2013.
    Electronic version available at Caltech Electronic Thesis Distribution (ETD).
  • 27 (PDF) Florian Pintgen.
    Laser-Optical Visualization of Detonation Structures.
    Diplomarbeit, Lehrstuhl für Thermodynamik: Technische Universität München / Graduate Aeronautical Laboratories: California Institute of Technology, Munich, Germany, December 2000.
  • 28 (PDF) Florian Pintgen.
    Detonation diffraction in mixtures with various degrees of instability.
    PhD thesis, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California, December 2004.
    Electronic version available at Caltech Electronic Thesis Distribution (ETD).
  • 29 (PDF) Kumar S. Raman.
    Laminar burning velocities of lean hydrogen-air mixtures.
    Technical Report FM97-15, GALCIT, January 1998.
  • 30 (PDF) B. E. Schmidt.
    On the Stability of Supersonic Boundary Layers with Injection.
    PhD thesis, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California, May 2016.
    Electronic version available at Caltech Electronic Thesis Distribution (ETD).
  • 31 (PDF) Eric Schultz.
    Detonation Diffraction Through an Abrupt Area Expansion.
    PhD thesis, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California, April 2000.
  • 32 (PDF) Joseph E Shepherd.
    Dynamics of Vapor Explosions: Rapid Evaporation and Instability of Butane Droplets Exploding at the Superheat Limit.
    PhD thesis, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California, Sept 1980.
    Electronic version available at Caltech Electronic Thesis Distribution (ETD).
  • 33 (PDF) Regina M. Sullivan.
    The physics of high-velocity ions in the Hall thruster near-field.
    PhD thesis, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California, March 2010.
    Electronic version available at Caltech Electronic Thesis Distribution (ETD).
  • 34 (PDF) Vaughan L. Thomas.
    Particle-Based Modeling of Ni-YSZ Anodes.
    PhD thesis, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California, May 2012.
    Electronic version available at Caltech Electronic Thesis Distribution (ETD).
  • 35 (PDF) Brian Ventura.
    An experimental investigation of hot surface ignition of hydrogen and hydrocarbon mixtures in air.
    BS thesis, June 2011.
  • 36 (PDF) Eric Wintenberger.
    Application of Steady and Unsteady Detonation Waves to Propulsion.
    PhD thesis, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California, June 2004.
    Electronic version available at Caltech Electronic Thesis Distribution (ETD).
  • 37 (PDF) Jack L. Ziegler.
    Simulations of Compressible, Diffusive, Reactive Flows with Detailed Chemistry Using a High-Order Hybrid WENO-CD Scheme.
    PhD thesis, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California, December 2011.
    Electronic version available at Caltech Electronic Thesis Distribution (ETD).


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