Abstracts Archive

2015

Nonlinear analysis of a two- and three-degree-of-freedom aeroelastic system with rotational stiffness free-play
David C. Asjes

Immersive technology as a decision making tool for product design
Leif Peder Berg

Design and simulation of a distortion masking control algorithm for a pneumatic cylinder
Gabriel Fernando Bravo Palacios

Engaging developers in open source software projects: harnessing social and technical data mining to improve software development
Patrick Eric Carlson

Prediction of user action in moving-target selection tasks
Juan Sebastián Casallas

Temperature-dependent thermal and electrical conduction in metallic nanostructures
Zhe Cheng

Production of activated carbon from fast pyrolysis biochar and the detoxification of pyrolytic sugars for ethanol fermentation
Bernardo Gusman del Campo

Shock wave induced freeform technique (SWIFT) for manufacturing of diamond micro-tools
Cheng Deng

Techno-economic, uncertainty, and optimization analysis of commodity product production from biomass fast pyrolysis and bio-oil upgrading
Wenhao Hu

Development and application of numerical models for simulating bio-oil gasification
Arian Jafari

Flex fuel polygeneration: integrating renewable natural gas
Matthew M. Kieffer

Using speckle statistics to improve attenuation estimates for cervical assessment
Viksit Kumar

Techno-economic and uncertainty analysis of fast pyrolysis and gasification for biofuel production
Boyan Li

Material phase change under extreme domain confinement in laser material interaction
Chong Li

Molecular dynamics simulation of Chlorotoxin
Peng Li

Natural user interfaces for interdisciplinary design review using the Microsoft Kinect
Anastacia Maria MacAllister

Development and validation of virtual interactive tasks for an aviation English assessment
Nordica Ann MacCarty

The effects of scale on granular mixing in a double screw pyrolyzer
Breanna Lynn Marmur

Human factors and performance considerations of visual spatial skills in medical context tasks
Marisol Martinez Escobar

Examination of the effects of external load, velocity, and center of gravity on weight estimation using a lifting linkage
Ryan McCleish

Lasers processing of ultra-hard materials
Ammar Abdulghani Melaibari

Development and applications of various optimization algorithms for diesel engine combustion and emissions optimization
Ryan Michael Ogren

Investigating thermal transport in isotope substituted nanomaterials using molecular simulations
Upamanyu Ray

Thermal behavior of the STM tip under laser irradiation
Christopher G. Reilly

Exploring the role of large-scale immersive computing environments in collaboration between engineering and design students
Meisha Nicole Rosenberg

Review of materials property data for nondestructive characterization of pipeline materials
Lucinda Jeanette Smart

Experimental and numerical study of Taylor-Couette flow
Haoyu Wang

Crack separation mechanism applied in CO2 laser machining of thick Polycrystalline Cubic Nitride (PCBN) tool blanks
Yixian Wang

Parametric investigation of the mechanics of soft-body contact with parallel-ridge textured surfaces to understand tactile friction
Thomas Joseph Wilde

The mechanism governing cutting of hard materials with hybrid Laser/Waterjet system through controlled fracture
Zhuoru Wu

A computational framework for solving coupled equation systems using finite element method and introduction to a versatile fault-tolerant toolkit for high throughput batch processing
Yu Xie

Optical based thermal probing and characterization
Shen Xu

Thermal transport in DNA
Zaoli Xu

Sensitivity-based robust feedback linearizing control of hydraulically actuated system
Hui Zhou


2014

Numerical simulation of biomass fast pyrolysis in fluidized bed and auger reactors
Soroush Aramideh

High-quality, real-time 3D video visualization in head mounted displays
Tyler Ray Bell

A novel particle swarm and genetic algorithm hybrid method for improved heuristic optimization of diesel engine performance
Aaron Bertram

Partitioning of fuel bound nitrogen in biomass gasification
Karl Monroe Broer

Quantifying the economic competitiveness of cellulosic biofuel pathways under uncertainty and regional sensitivity
Tristan Brown

Time-resolved investigation of fast pyrolysis using FTIR spectroscopy
Nandith George Chandy

Towards a characterization of information automation systems on the flight deck
Rachel Feddersen Dudley

Characterization of the hydrodynamic structure of a 3D acoustic fluidized bed
David Roberto Escudero

The effect of process variables on pyrolysis in a freefall reactor
Preston Gable

X-ray radiography and fluorescence for liquid distribution and mixing measurements in impinging jet sprays
Benjamin Robert Halls

A software framework for initializing, running, and maintaining mixed reality environments
Kenneth Edward Kopecky II

High quality three-dimensional (3D) shape measurement using intensity-optimized dithering technique
Beiwen Li

Numerical simulation of a comprehensive 1-D building energy model and conjugate heat transfer analysis on the internal flow field at the Harran houses in southern Turkey for a brick corbelled internal surface
Lucas Mutti

Numerical and experimental investigation of turbulence and transport in mixing geometries
Katrine Marsteng Nilsen

Numerical modeling of pollutant emissions in practical combustion systems using detailed chemical kinetics
Sujith Sukumaran

Mechanism governing surface stress generation
Nazita Taghavi

Evaluation of a commodity VR interaction device for gestural object manipulation in a three dimensional work environment
Frederick Victor Thompson III

Integrated Robust Optimal Design (IROD) via sensitivity minimization
Punit Tulpule

Fabrication and angle compensation analysis of skew rolling mill
Jie Wang

Pyrolysis and catalytic pyrolysis of protein- and lipid-rich feedstock
Kaige Wang

Path planning for autonomous vehicles
Mengzhe Zhang

Development of integrated assessment platform for biofuels production via fast pyrolysis and upgrading pathway
Yanan Zhang

Surface stress detection and mechanism study with microcantilever based sensor for biomolecular monolayers
Yue Zhao


2013

Investigation of microscale particles using a microfluidic flow cytometer equipped with a sensitive photodetector
Pouya Asrar

Wind farm layout optimization under uncertainty with landowners’ financial and noise concerns
Le Chen

Optimization of biomass fast pyrolysis for the production of monomers
Dustin Lee Dalluge

A stigmergic algorithm for solving inverse thermal systems
Peter Samuel Broen Finzell

Development of a co-firing fuel from biomass-derived binder and crushed coal
Andrew Friend

Plasmonics based micro/nano manufacturing
Quincy Jay Garner

Incorporating stochastic analysis in wind turbine design: data-driven random temporal-spatial parameterization and uncertainty quantification
Qiang Guo

Evaluation of graphical user interfaces for augmented reality based manual assembly support
Jordan Scott Herrema

Influence of conductive network composite thickness and structure on performance of ionic polymer-metal composite transducer
Wangyujue Hong

Phase-field approach to surface-induced phase transformations and dislocations
Mahdi Javanbakht

Evaluating the Microsoft Kinect compared to the mouse as an effective interaction device for medical imaging manipulations
Bethany Jean Juhnke

Portal-s: High-resolution real-time 3D video telepresence
Nikolaus Lee Karpinsky

Granular mixing visualization and quantification in a double screw mixer
Todd Arnold Kingston

Micro/nanotribological studies of materials using Atomic force microscopy
Srinath R. Kistampally

Simulation based characterization and performance enhancement of heterogeneous polymer solar cells
Hari Krishna Kodali

Direct Numerical Simulations and Analytical Modeling of Granular Filtration
Ravi Kolakaluri

Pyrolytic sugars from cellulosic biomass
Najeeb M. Kuzhiyil

Thermophysical properties study of micro/nano materials
Guoqing Liu

Development of a reactor with optical access for in-situ analysis of fast pyrolysis
Willem Lubberden

A zonal model to aid in the design of household biomass cookstoves
Nordica Ann MacCarty

Electrostatic actuation based modulation of polar molecules and associated force interaction studies
Xiao Ma

Using Tarjan’s algorithm to organize and schedule the computational workflow in a federated system of models and databases
Gabriel Sean McNunn

Academic validation of the Innovation Engineering program for use by CIRAS and other MEP centers for increasing innovation in American companies
Chris Miller

Utilization of pyrolysis oil in industrial scale boilers
Kyle D. Redfern

Micro/nano scale surface roughness tailoring and its effect on microfluidic flow
Jing Ren

Analysis of sugars and phenolic compounds in bio-oil
Marjorie Ruth Rover

Phase field approach for melting of aluminum nanoparticles
Kamran Samani

Scalable Techniques for the Analysis of Large-scale Materials Data
Sai Kiranmayee Samudrala

Designing features that influence decisions about sustainable products
Jinjuan She

Orthogonal decomposition as a design tool: With application to a mixing impeller
Benjamin Michael Sloan

Raman-based imaging and thermal characterization in near-field laser heating
Xiaoduan Tang

Momentum, energy and scalar transport in polydisperse gas-solid flows using particle-resolved direct numerical simulations
Sudheer Tenneti

Stabilization of an inverted pendulum using control moment gyros
Chris Joel Walck

Superfast three-dimensional (3D) shape measurement with binary defocusing techniques and its applications
Yajun Wang

Desktop microforming and welding system powered by a flextensional Terfenol-D transducer
Adam Timothy Witthauer

The mechanism governing cutting of Polycrystalline Cubic Boron Nitride (PCBN) tool blanks with phase transformation induced fracture
Zhuoru Wu

Performance characteristics of ammonia engines using direct injection strategies
George Zacharakis-Jutz

Thermophysical properties study of graphene
Jingchao Zhang

Advanced gel polymer electrolyte for lithium-ion polymer batteries
Ruisi Zhang


2012

A New Model for Wind Farm Layout Optimization with Landowner Decisions
Le Chen

Acoustic Field Effects on Minimum Fluidization Velocity in a 3D Fluidized Bed
David Escudero

Transient Thermal Characterization of Single Anatase TiO2 nanowire with secondary porous structure
Xuhui Feng

Performance characterization of a pilot-scale oxygen enriched-air and steam blown biomass gasification and combustion system
Cuong Huynh

Mixing and Segregation in 3D Multi-Component Two-Phase Fluidized Beds Using X-Ray Computed Tomography
Norman Keller

Research on Force Interaction between Protein and DNA
Xiao Ma

Fluid-phase velocity fluctuations in fixed particle beds and freely evolving
Mohammad Mehrabadi

Origins of Shear Thinning to Shear Thickening Transition in Cement Pastes
Eric Murphy

Microfluidic Channel Fabrication with Tailored Wall Roughness
Jing Ren

Priming Designers to Communicate Sustainability
Jinjuan She

Numerical Modeling of Soot Emissions in n-Heptane Spray Using Multistep Soot Model with Detailed PAH Chemistry
Sujith Sukumaran

Probing of Temperature Rise in Near-Field Laser Heating by Particles
Xiaoduan Tang

Momentum, Energy and Scalar Transport in Gas-Solid Flows Using Particle-Resolved Direct Numerical Simulation
Sudheer Tenneti

Asymmetric Bimanual Interface Configuration and Interactions for Virtual Assembly
Vikram Vyawahare

Characterization of the Effects of High-Frequency Vibration on Aluminum and Copper Upsetting
Adam Witthauer

Fabrication of Aluminum Matrix Composite Reinforced by Silicon Carbide of Various Micro-Structures
Can Zhu


2011

Biological and Nanoscale Sciences | Design and Manufacturing Innovation | Simulation and Visualization | Complex Fluid Systems | Clean Energy Technologies


Biological and Nanoscale Sciences


Study on Protein/DNA Force Interaction via Atomic Force Microscopy
Xiao Ma

Characterization of the Chemistry and Structure of Transferred Material at the Nanoscale
Chris Tourek

Phase-Field Approach to Martensitic Phase Transformations: Effect of Surface Tension, Interface Energy, FEM Discretization, and Size Effect
Mahdi Javanbakht

Melting of Nanoparticles: Surface, Size and Mechanics Effects
Kamran Samani

Effect of Stiffness, Exposure Time, Scan Direction, and Step Size on the Size of Ultrasound Histotripsy Lesions
Jin Xu

Thermophysical Properties of Multi-Wall Carbon Nanotube Bundles at Elevated Temperatures up to 830 K
Xiaopeng Huang

Near-field Thermal Transport in Nanotip Under Laser Irradiation
Xiangwen Chen

Microcantilever Based Aptameric Nanosensor for Cocaine Detection
Kyungho Kang

Evolution of Random Roughness in Microchannel and its Impact in Laminar Flow
Jing Ren

Surface Stress Generation Induced by DNA Hybridization on Gold Coated Micro-Cantilevers
Yue Zhao

Applying Transient Technique to Measure Thermophysical Properties of Micro/Nanoscale Materials
Xuhui Feng


Design and Manufacturing Innovation


Modeling of a Semisolid Powder Processing for a Closed Die Compaction
Yufeng Wu


Simulation and Visualization


Phase-Field Approach to Martensitic Phase Transformations: Effect of Surface Tension, Interface Energy, FEM Discretization, and Size Effect
Mahdi Javanbakht

Melting of Nanoparticles: Surface, Size and Mechanics Effects
Kamran Samani

A Parallelized Finite Element Framework for Performance Characterization of Organic Solar Cells
Hari Krishna Kodali

Mechanochemical Continuum Model for Nanovoid Nucleation and Growth in Reacting
Hamed Attariani

Surface Stress Generation Induced by DNA Hybridization on Gold Coated Micro-Cantilevers
Yue Zhao

Investigating the Effect of Nanoscale Surface Roughness on Microfluidic Flow
Robert Jaeger


Complex Fluid Systems


Effect of Stiffness, Exposure Time, Scan Direction, and Step Size on the Size of Ultrasound Histotripsy Lesions
Jin Xu

Phase Transitions in Vortex Shedding in the Wake of a Heated Circular Cylinder at Low Reynolds Number
Yu Xie

Near-field Thermal Transport in Nanotip Under Laser Irradiation
Xiangwen Chen

Evolution of Random Roughness in Microchannel and its Impact in Laminar Flow
Jing Ren

Thermal Comparison Between Ceiling Diffusers and Fabric Ductwork Diffusers for Green Buildings
Anthony Fontanini

Investigating the Effect of Nanoscale Surface Roughness on Microfluidic Flow
Robert Jaeger

Applying Transient Technique to Measure Thermophysical Properties of Micro/Nanoscale Materials
Xuhui Feng


Clean Energy Technologies


A Parallelized Finite Element Framework for Performance Characterization of Organic Solar Cells
Hari Krishna Kodali

Ammonia as a Clean Energy for Power Generations and Heating
Praveen Kumar

Hybrid Coherent Anti-Stokes Raman Scattering for KHz-Rate Temperature and Species Measurements in Combusting Flows
Joseph Miller

Thermal Comparison Between Ceiling Diffusers and Fabric Ductwork Diffusers for Green Buildings
Anthony Fontanini