Thomas N. Singer

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Five different glomerular immunohistochemistry markers were evaluated and compared in four different acute and chronic rat kidney disease models. Progression of glomerular or podocyte damage was shown in the puromycin aminonucleoside nephrosis (PAN) and Zucker fatty/spontaneously hypertensive heart failure F1 hybrid (ZSF1) rat model. Progression and(More)
A next generation reusable launch vehicle (RLV) will require thermally efficient and lightweight cryogenic propellant tank structures. Since these tanks will be weight-critical, analytical tools must be developed to aid in sizing the thickness of insulation layers and structural geometry for optimal performance. Finite element method (FEM) models of the(More)
This dissertation is dedicated to my lovely wife, Guiqin Wang. ACKNOWLEDGMENTS I want to thank Dr. Raphael T. Haftka for offering me the opportunity to complete my Ph.D. study under his exceptional guidance. He provided the necessary funding to complete my doctoral studies and support me to attend many academic conferences. would not have been possible. Dr.(More)
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