Shreyes N. Melkote

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In many experiments, some of the factors exist only within the level of another factor. Such factors are often called nested factors. A factor within which other factors are nested is called a branching factor. For example, suppose we want to experiment with two processing methods. The factors involved in these two methods can be different. Thus, in this(More)
iv ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS I would like to express my gratitude to my supervisor, Dr. whose expertise, understanding, and patience, added considerably to my graduate experience. I would like to thank the other members of my committee, Dr. Yang for the assistance they provided at all levels of the research project and for reviewing my thesis. Special thanks goes(More)
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS During the completion of this thesis, I received a great deal of intellectual guidance and encouragement from many people. First and foremost I acknowledge my advisor, Mervyn Fathianathan, for his dedication to my professional development. From my first days in the Systems Realization Laboratory, Mervyn helped me to realize my true(More)
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS I would like to extend thanks to all of the people who made this thesis a reality. I could never have done this alone. I would especially like to acknowledge my thesis advisor, Dr. Steven Danyluk, for his support of this research as well as his patience throughout this process and the willingness to allow me the freedom to find my own(More)
An experimental study of the effect of fixture-workpiece conformability on system static stability is presented. Conformability is defined as the geometric similarity between the workpiece and the smallest polyhedron fit over all fixture-workpiece contacts. Two metrics, C 1 and C 2 , are introduced to quantify global and local conformability, respectively.(More)