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Research and Practice Group Methodology: A Case Study in Student Success

McComb, C., and Tehrani, F.M 2014, ASEE Pacific-Southwest Conference Experiential learning is a key component in engineering education. In civil engineering, this component is typically delivered through multiple projects. These projects may include term projects for...
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Identifying Technical and Economic Improvements to the MoneyMaker Hip Pump through Multi-Objective Optimization

McComb, C., Johnson, N.G., Santaeufemia, P.S., and Shimada, K. 2014, IEEE – Global Humanitarian Technology Conference Water-lifting technologies in rural areas of the developing world have enormous potential to stimulate agricultural production and economic...
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Validating a Tool for Predicting Problem-Specific Optimized Team Characteristics

McComb, C., Cagan, J., and Kotovsky, K 2017, ASME IDETC – Design Theory and Methodology Conference The performance of a team is highly dependent on how the team is structured, how individuals in the team communicate with one another, and the properties exhibited...
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Drawing Inspiration From Human Design Teams for Better Search and Optimization: The Heterogeneous Simulated Annealing Teams Algorithm

McComb, C., Cagan, J., and Kotovsky, K. 2016, Journal of Mechanical Design, vol. 138(4), pp. 1-6 Insights uncovered by research in design cognition are often utilized to develop methods used by human designers; in this work, such insights are used to inform and...
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Development and Verification of a Wave Energy Converter Simulation Tool

McComb, C., Lawson, M., and Yu, Y-H. 2013, Marine Energy Technology Symposium Numerical simulations to predict the dynamics and performance of wave energy converters (WECs) are challenging, requiring the simulation of complex fluid-structure interactions between a WEC...
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