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Theses/Dissertations from 2023

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REAL TIME PHASE RESOLVED WAVE FORECASTING FOR THE ACTIVE CONTROL OF FLOATING BODIES, Shawn Albertson

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TOWARDS LOW COST REAL-TIME SEAFLOOR FEATURELESS VISUAL ODOMETRY, Jordan W. Beason

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NUMERICAL INVESTIGATION OF HYDRO- AND MORPHO-DYNAMIC EFFECTS OF ARTIFICIAL REEF DESIGNS, Thomas Becker

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HYDRODYNAMIC DRAG AND ADDED MASS FORCES ON BODIES UNDERGOING SHAPE CHANGE FOR USE IN PROPULSIVE AND MANEUVERING MODELS, Matthew A. Colavita

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An Evaluation of Object Detection Algorithms Applied to Oceanographic Midwater Imagery, Charlotte A. DeBossu

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FURTHERING USABILITY AND EFFICIENCY OF MASSIVELY PARALLEL GAUSSIAN PROCESS REGRESSION AS APPLIED TO MULTI-BEAM SONAR DATA, Phillip M. Parisi

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DEVELOPING A LOW-COST STEREO IMAGING SYSTEM FOR QUANTITATIVE VISUAL MODELING OF MARINE ENVIRONMENTS, Alexandra T. Runyan

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ADVANCES IN DEEP-SEA IMAGING AND SOFT ROBOTICS, Russell Joseph Shomberg

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MODELING ACOUSTIC PROPAGATION NEAR THE ATLANTIS II SEAMOUNTS, Nathan Tustison

Theses/Dissertations from 2022

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SHEAR WAVE INVERSION USING FIBER-OPTIC DISTRIBUTED ACOUSTIC SENSING ON THE SEAFLOOR, Isabella Casteel

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APPLYING NEW METHODS IN RAPID PROTOTYPING TO ADVANCE LOW-COST DEEP-SEA EXPLORATION, Nicholas P. Chaloux

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Measuring and Modeling Turbulence Using Particle Image Velocimetry and Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics; Applications to External Flows, Sandra Deeb

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A Generic Guidance Navigation and Control Framework For Marine Vehicles, Emir Cem Gezer

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DESIGN AND SYSTEM IDENTIFICATION OF A LOW-COST USV FOR COASTAL OBSERVATION, Roy Gilboa

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Automated Acoustic Arrival Matching for Long Range Subsurface Positioning of Autonomous Seagliders, Cristian Eric Graupe

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Assessing the impact of subaerial vegetation to mitigate coastal erosion during extreme storms, Felix Groetsch

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PREDICTING MORPHODYNAMIC LONG-TERM CHANGES ALONG THE SOUTHERN RHODE ISLAND SHORELINE IN THE NEXT DECADES, Alexa Leone

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THE QUANTIFICATION AND REDESIGN OF A GRANULAR JAMMING GRIPPER WITH INTERNAL PRINTED HYDRAULICS, Michael Rock

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A SELF-NOISE ANALYSIS OF A SEAGLIDER AUV USING A PASSIVE ACOUSTIC MONITOR, Melodie Ross

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ASSESSING THE MORPHO-DYNAMIC RESPONSE OF A NEW ENGLAND BEACH-BARRIER SYSTEM TO ARTIFICIAL REEFS, Elin Schuh

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Foundation and Structural Dynamics of the Block Island Wind Farm, Maeve Clare Story

Theses/Dissertations from 2021

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CHARACTERIZATION OF IMPACT PILE DRIVING SIGNALS AND FIN WHALE VOCALIZATIONS AT THE BLOCK ISLAND WIND FARM SITE, Jennifer L. Amaral

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CHARACTERIZING THE SEASONAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL EFFECTS ON HIGH FREQUENCY ACOUSTIC FISH TAG DETECTION IN SHALLOW WATER SETTINGS, Jacob Bonney

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INVESTIGATION OF A MULTIMODE TRANSDUCER USING PIEZOELECTRIC SINGLE CRYSTALS, Ian M. Doyle

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OPTIMIZING A HYBRID RENEWABLE ENERGY SYSTEM WITH A FOCUS ON OFFSHORE WIND IN THE US NORTHEAST, Jonas Kieser

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Measurement of the Free Surface in the Wake of a Submerged Foil, Jamie Schicho

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NUMERICAL SIMULATION OF COASTAL EROSION AND RECOVERY DURING AND FOLLOWING STORM EVENTS, Janelle E. Skaden

Theses/Dissertations from 2020

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INVESTIGATION OF VORTEX-INDUCED VIBRATION OF A CYLINDER BY EMPLOYING CROSS-FLOW AND IN-LINE MOTION, Erdem Aktosun

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DESIGN AND ANALYSIS OF THE PERFORMANCE OF AN ARTIFICIAL REEF TO PROTECT THE SOUTHERN RHODE ISLAND SHORELINE, Jennifer Brandes

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ASSESSING THE IMPACT OF AN ARTIFICIAL REEF TO MITIGATE COASTAL EROSION USING THE PHASE RESOLVING WAVE MODEL FUNWAVE, Michael Gardner

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MULTI-SCALE ASSESSMENT OF HURRICANE-GENERATED COASTAL AND INLAND FLOODING USING A NUMERICAL AND OBSERVATIONAL FRAMEWORK, Soroush Kouhi

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THE INTERACTIONS OF OFFSHORE RENEWABLE ENERGY FARMS AND THE OCEAN ENVIRONMENT: A NUMERICAL STUDY OFF THE US NORTHEAST COAST, Boma Kresning

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QUALITY CONTROL MEASURES FOR CYCLIC SIMPLE SHEAR TESTS ON SAND, Fenia Mika Miescke

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TRACKING MIGRATORY BIRDS: APPLYING A PASSIVE TRACKING TECHNIQUE USING DIRECTION OF ARRIVAL FROM VHF RADIO TAGS, Jesse Moore

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INVESTIGATION OF LANDSLIDE-INDUCED TSUNAMI GENERATION AND PROPAGATION THROUGH NUMERICAL MODELING, Lauren Schambach

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CONTROL SYSTEM FOR LOW-COST MINIATURE ISOPYCNAL FLOATS (MINIONS)' TARGETING DISTRIBUTED OBSERVATIONS OF THE OCEANIC BIOLOGICAL CARBON PUMP, Jackson Sugar

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MODELING CORAL REEF ACOUSTIC PROPAGATION LOSS, Kayla M. Thilges

Theses/Dissertations from 2019

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TIDAL CURRENTS EFFECT ON THE PERFORMANCE OF A HEAVING POINT ABSORBER, Matthew M. Leary

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PLATFORM FOR HADAL AUTONOMY AND GENERAL EXPERIMENTATION (PHAGE), Lillian Muir

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ADVANCEMENTS IN BIOMIMETIC UNDERWATER PROPULSION: BOUNDARY INTERACTIONS AND CROSSFLOW COMPENSATION, Matthew Perkins

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LOCALIZATION OF A DRIFTING UNDERWATER VEHICLE USING A TERRAIN-BASED PARTICLE FILTER, Emanuele Raggi

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ASSESSING THE FEASIBILITY OF INTERGRATING AN INERTIAL NAVIGATION SYSTEM AND DVL INTO AN A-SIZED AUV, Anthony Scudere

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EFFECTS OF INCORPORATING INERTIAL MEASUREMENTS ON THE LOCALIZATION ACCURACY OF THE SEAGLIDER AUV, Wendy Snyder

Theses/Dissertations from 2018

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MODELING THE MORPHOLOGICAL EVOLUTION OF STABILIZED DUNE SYSTEM DURING EXTREME STORM EVENTS, Naser Yusuf AlNaser

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A LINE ARRAY OF DIRECTIONAL HYDROPHONES FOR IMPROVED DETECTION OF EMERGENCY LOCATOR BEACONS, Elizabeth Ann Alvanas

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PASSIVE OBJECT DETECTION VIA AN ARTIFICIAL LATERAL LINE AND A 2-D VISCOUS FLOW MODEL, Jack H. Clark

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IMPROVED METHODS FOR MEASURING CHARACTERISTIC FUNCTIONS OF UNDERWATER TRANSDUCERS, Bin Gao

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DEVELOPMENT OF A PUMP-DRIVEN VERTICAL PROFILER FOR AN AUTONOMOUS SURFACE VEHICLE, Scott Hara

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EXPERIMENTAL AND NUMERICAL SIMULATIONS FOR FLUID BODY INTERACTION PROBLEMS, Amin Mivehchi

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Contributions to Tsunami Detection by High Frequency Radar, Patrick J. Moran

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A HYBRID LATTICE BOLTZMANN METHOD-POTENTIAL FLOW MODEL FOR NAVAL HYDRODYNAMICS, Christopher M. O'Reilly

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Numerical and Experimental Study of Flapping Foils with Dynamic Wall Effect, Jeong-Yong Park

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Development and Modeling of a Biomimetic Punting Unmanned Underwater Vehicle, Matthew Perkins

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DEVELOPMENT OF AN INTEGRATED HYDRODYNAMIC AND COASTAL RISK ASSESSMENT MODEL FOR CHARLESTOWN, RI, Christopher J. Small

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MEASUREMENTS OF MODAL ATTENUATION USING BROADBAND SOURCES IN THE NEW ENGLAND MUD PATCH, Kerry Unrein

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PREDICTING 100-YEAR STORM WAVE'S RUNUP FOR THE COAST OF RHODE ISLAND USING A FULLY NONLINEAR MODEL, Gregory Westcott

Theses/Dissertations from 2017

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Dynamic Response and Active Control of Flexible Cylindrical Structures Undergoing Vortex-Induced Vibrations, Ersegun Deniz Gedikli

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Modeling Sediment Transport Around Artificial Reefs in Southern Rhode Island, Scott J. Hayward

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Use of Ground-Penetrating Radar for Monitoring Bridge Scour and the Identification of Shallow Bedrock, Moritz Kanter

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A Comparison of Wave and Erosion Modeling Methods for the 100-Year Storm in Southern Rhode Island, Lauren Schambach

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A Coupled Wave-Surge Modeling Study in Rhode Island Coastal Waters, Marissa J. Torres

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Implementation of Moving Magnet Actuation in Very Low Frequency Acoustic Transduction, Brenton Wallin

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Asymptotic Stepwise Coupled Modes for Horizontally-Variable Acoustic Media, Charles E. White

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Visual Detection and Tracking Methods for E. superba (Antarctic Krill), Regina R. Yopak

Theses/Dissertations from 2016

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Analysis of Force Production by a Biologically Inspired Underwater Flapping Foil Near Solid Boundaries in Three Dimensional Flow, Dane Elles

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Dynamic Analysis of Multi-Degree-Of-Freedom Systems Using a Pole-Residue Method, Kevin A. Goodell

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Feasibility Study of Renewable Energy Systems for Off-Grid Islands: A Case Study concerning Cuttyhunk Island, Marvin Alexander Görgen

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Far-Field Impacts of Tidal Energy Extraction and Sea Level Rise in the Gulf of Maine, Boma Kresning

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WaveQ3D: Fast and Accurate Acoustic Transmission Loss (TL) Eigenrays, in Littoral Environments, Sean M. Reilly

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Measurement of Free Surface Elevation and Velocity Surrounding a Surface Piercing Foil, James J. Schock

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Effect of Coastal Erosion on Storm Surge: A Case Study in the Southern Coast of Rhode Island, Alex J. Shaw

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Modeling Tsunamis for Improved Hazard Assessment and Detection, Michael R. Shelby

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Detection of Fluid Density Anomalies Using Remote Imaging Techniques, Clara Smart

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Development and Testing of a Pressure Sensor Integrated Foil, Alexander Robert Stott

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Multi-Phase Multi-Physics Finite Element Model Updating of Piezoelectric Transducer, Liang Su

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Use of Surface Wave Techniques for the Identification of Shallow Rock, Friederike Wulff

Theses/Dissertations from 2015

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Including Wind Resource Trends in a Micrositing Optimization of the Block Island Wind Farm, RI, USA, Rebekka Gisela Gieschen

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Complementary Control Allocation For Over-Actuated Depth Control In Underwater Vehicles, William Snyder

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Factor Graphs and Submap Simultaneous Localization and Mapping for Microbathymetry, James Ian Vaughn

Theses/Dissertations from 2014

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Lattice Boltzmann Simulation of Multiphase Flows; Application to Wave Breaking and Sea Spray Generation, Amir Banari

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COMPUTATION OF BUOY MOORING CHAIN WEAR, Jonathan P. Benvenuto

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AN INVESTIGATION INTO GROUND EFFECT FOR AN UNDERWATER BIOLOGICALLY INSPIRED FLAPPING FOIL, Paulstephen Chierico

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EXPERIMENTAL INVESTIGATION OF LOW MODE NUMBER CYLINDERS SUBJECTED TO VORTEXINDUCED VIBRATIONS, Ersegun Deniz Gedikli

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PREDICTION OF STRUCTURE BORNE NOISE RADIATION AND PROPAGATION FROM OFFSHORE IMPACT PILE DRIVING, Huikwan Kim

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DEVELOPMENT OF AN UNDERWATER FLAPPING FOIL TOW-TEST SYSTEM, Samuel L. Rauworth

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PREDICTION METHOD OF THE VORTEX INDUCED VIBRATION OF A ONE DEGREE-OF-FREEDOM SPRING-MASS SYSTEM., Marina Iizuka Reilly-Collette

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IMPROVEMENTS AND APPLICATIONS OF STATE-OF-THE-ART NUMERICAL MODELS FOR SIMULATING TSUNAMI HAZARD, Tayebeh Sadat Tajalli Bakhsh

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MODAL EXCITATION OF A FLEXIBLE CYLINDER UNDERGOING VORTEX-INDUCED VIBRATIONS, Harrison Zimmer

Theses/Dissertations from 2013

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Relationship Between Small Strain Shear Modulus and Undrained Shear Strength in Direct Simple Shear, Brian A. Baffer

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REAL-TIME FEATURELESS VISUAL ODOMETRY FOR SEA FLOOR IMAGING WITH A LAGRANGIAN FLOAT, David S. Casagrande

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CYCLIC RESISTANCE - SHEAR WAVE VELOCITY RELATIONSHIPS FOR MONTEREY AND CABO ROJO CARBONATE SAND, Michael Lowell Dobling

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Site Planning and On-Board Collision Avoidance Software to Optimize Autonomous Surface Craft Surveys, Michael A. Filimon

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An Inversion Scheme for Shear Wave Speed Using Scholte Wave Dispersion, Jennifer L. Giard

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Hybrid Optical Acoustic Seafloor Mapping, Gabrielle Inglis

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A Strain-Based Procedure to Screen for Wave-Induced Pore Pressure Generation in the Seabed, Anthony James Julian

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Physical Properties of Marine Sediments and their Application Toward Climate Change Studies, Tania Lado Insua

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Experimental and Numerical Study of a Wave Eneergy Harvesting Buoy, John Montgomery

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Offshore Wind Farm Siting Procedures Applied Offshore of Block Island, Rhode Island, Christopher M. O'Reilly

VALIDATING THE METHOD OF PRESSURE SENSING TO OPTIMIZE FLAPPING FOIL ENERGY EXTRACTION, Amanda J. Persichetti

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Development of a Self-Tuning Amplifier for Piezoelectric Transducer Evaluations, Hayden N. Radke