Publications of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas Mechanical Engineering Department faculty.

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Submissions from 2016

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Octaflouridodirhenate(III) revisited: Solid-state preparation and quantum chemical calculations, Samundeeswari M. Balasekaran, Tanya K. Todorova, Chien Thang Pham, Thomas Hartmann, Ulrich Abram, Alfred P. Sattelberger, and Frederic Poineau

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Evaluation of new materials for electron and hole transport layers in perovskite-based solar cells through SCAPS-1D simulations, Shubhra Bansal and P Aryal

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Numerical investigation of mist/air impingement cooling on ribbed blade leading-edge surface, Q Bian, J Wang, Yi-tung Chen, Q Wang, and M Zeng

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Analysis of Water Availability and Use for Solar Power Production in Nevada, Syeda S Bukhary, C Chen, and S Ahmad

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Forced infiltration of silica beads into densely-packed glass fibre beds for thin composite laminates, Y Chan Kim, H Min, J Yu, S Y. Hong, M Wang, S H. Kim, J Suhr, Y K. Lee, Kwang Kim, and J D. Nam

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Strategies for driving and egress for the vehicle of a humanoid robot in the drc finals 2015, H A. Dong, S S. Ju, Y Jun, K Sohn, G Jang, Paul Oh, and B K. Cho

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Adaptive repetitive visual-servo control of a low-flying unmanned aerial vehicle with an uncalibrated high-flying camera, D Guo, W Yim, and K K. Leang

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Combined photon–neutron radiography for nondestructive analysis of materials, Jessica Hartman and A Barzilov

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DD and DT neutron generator yield measurements using EJ-299-33A detector, Jessica Hartman and A Barzilov

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Remote sensing of neutron and gamma radiation using aerial unmanned autonomous system, Jessica Hartman, A Barzilov, and I Novikov

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Characterization of the Radiation Environment at the UNLV Accelerator Facility During Operation of the Varian M6 Linac, Matthew Hodges, Alexander P. Barzilov, Yi-tung Chen, and Daniel Lowe

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Ultrafiltration using graphene oxide surface-embedded polysulfone membranes, Taeseon Hwang, J S. Oh, W Yim, J D. Nam, C Bae, H I. Kim, and K J. Kim

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Study on electrochemical behavior of La(III) and preparation of Al-La intermetallic compound whiskers in chloride melt, D B. Ji, Y D. Yan, M L. Zhang, P Wang, X Yang, X Y. Jing, Y Xue, W Han, and Thomas Hartmann

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Experimental and numerical analysis of structures with bolted joints subjected to low impact load - Part 1, K Karpanan and B O'Toole

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Experimental and numerical analysis of structures with bolted joints subjected to high impact load - Part-2, K Karpanan and Brendan O'Toole

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Pathways Partners: Entrepreneurial Change across Campus, Thomas Katona, Steven Tello, Brendan J. OToole, and Ilya Avdeev

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Promising developments in marine applications with artificial muscles: Electrodeless artificial cilia microfibers, Kwang Kim, V Palmre, T Stalbaum, T Hwang, Q Shen, and S Trabia

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Nonlinear and complex cure kinetics of ultra-thin glass fiber epoxy prepreg with highly-loaded silica bead under isothermal and dynamic-heating conditions, Y C. Kim, H Min, J Yu, J Suhr, Y K. Lee, Kwang Kim, S H. Kim, and J D. Nam

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Control of an aerial manipulator with an on-board balancing mechanism, Jameson Lee, Z Cook, Alexander Barzilov, and Woosoon Yim

Simulation of metal corrosion layer growth behavior under high temperature by cellular automaton method, X Lu, M Zeng, T Ma, Yi-Tung Chen, and Q W. Wang

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Effect of reflection losses on stationary dielectric-filled nonimaging concentrators, Srikanth Madala and R F. Boehm

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An experimental study on heat transfer between supercritical carbon dioxide and water near the pseudo-critical temperature in a double pipe heat exchanger, T Ma, W X. Chu, X Y. Xu, Yi-Tung Chen, and Q W. Wang

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CFD Performance Prediction of a Parallel-Counterparallel Flow Heat Exchanger Used for the Treatment of Hypothermia, Samir Moujaes and A Heller

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, Paul Oh

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CFD simulation and optimization of fluid flow distribution inside printed circuit heat exchanger headers, U Pasquier, W X. Chu, M Zeng, Yi-Tung Chen, Q W. Wang, and T Ma

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A local meshless method for approximating 3D wind fields, Darrell Pepper and J Waters

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Effect of groove dimension on thermal performance of turbulent fluid flow in internally grooved tube, Sogol Pirbastami and Samir Moujaes

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Computational fluid dynamics simulation of heat enhancement in internally helical grooved tubes, Sogol Pirbastami, S F. Moujaes, and S G. Mol

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Experimental study on Organic Rankine cycle for low grade thermal energy recovery, W Pu, C Yue, D Han, W He, X Liu, Q Zhang, and Yi-Tung Chen

Use of a Multiplexed Photonic Doppler Velocimetry (MPDV) System to Study Plastic Deformation of Metallic Steel Plates in High Velocity Impact, Shawoon K. Roy, Michael Pena, Robert S. Hixson, Mohamed B. Trabia, Brendan J. OToole, Steven Becker, Edward Daykin Richard, Jennings, Melissa Matthes, and Michael Walling

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Study of Hypervelocity Projectile Impact on Thick Metal Plates, Shawoon K. Roy, Mohamed B. Trabia, Brendan J. OToole, Robert Hixson, Steven Becker, Michael Pena, Richard Jennings Deepak, Somasoundaram, Melissa Matthes, Edward Daykin Eric, and Machorro

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The long-term viability of concentrated photovoltaic systems in the southwestern US, Aaron Sahm, L Burnham, R Boehm, A Betemedhin, and G Wood

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A world's dilemma 'upon which the sun never sets' - The nuclear waste management strategy (part I): Western European Nation States and the United States of America, M C. Sanders and Charlotta Sanders

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Correlation of the depletion layer with the Helmholtz layer in the anatase TiO2-H2O interface: Via molecular dynamics simulations, L Sang, Y Zhang, J Wang, Y Zhao, and Yi-Tung Chen

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A physics model of the multi-degree freedom ionic polymer-metal composite cylinder actuator, Qi Shen, Viljar Palmre, Jameson Lee, and Kwangjin Kim

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A multiple-shape memory polymer-metal composite actuator capable of programmable control, creating complex 3D motion of bending, twisting, and oscillation, Qi Shen, S Trabia, T Stalbaum, V Palmre, Kwangjin Kim, and I K. Oh

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Optimization of humanoid’s motions under multiple constraints in vehicle ingress task, Kiwon Sohn and Paul Oh

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Fluid flow sensing with ionic polymer-metal composites, Tyler Stalbaum, Sarah Trabia, Qi Shen, and Kwangjin Kim

Training graduate engineering students in ethics, Mohamed B Trabia, J A. Longo, and S Wainscott

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A fabrication method of unique Nafion® shapes by painting for ionic polymer-metal composites, Sarah Trabia, T Hwang, and Kwang Kim

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Numerical and experimental investigation of a biomimetic robotic jellyfish actuated by Ionic Polymer-Metal Composite, Sarah Trabia, Q Shen, T Stalbaum, R Hunt, T Hwang, and K Kim

Sciatic lesion does not induce bone disuse atrophy in a hibernating species, Jenifer C. Utz, Hina Warsi, Michael Treat, Valeri Sarkhanov, Jagaeep Thota, Brendan J. OToole, Seth Donahue Frank, and van Breukelen

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Selected Papers from the 2nd International Workshop on Heat Transfer Advances for Energy Conservation and Pollution Control (IWHT2013), Q W. Wang, B Sundén, Yi-Tung Chen, Z Guo, and P Stehlík

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Atom ionization in metal cutting, Zhiyong Wang, J Jacobs, and Pengtao Sun

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An adaptive finite element method with dynamic les for turbulent reactive flows, J Waters, D B. Carrington, and Darrell Pepper

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Influence of concentration polarization on DNA translocation through a nanopore, Shenjie Zhai and H Zhao

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Hydrothermal syntheses of CuO, CuO/Cu2O, Cu2O, Cu2O/Cu and Cu microcrystals using ionic liquids, M Zhang, X Tu, J Wang, T Fang, Y Wang, X Xu, M Zhang, and Yi-Tung Chen

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Simultaneous specific heat and thermal conductivity measurement of individual nanostructures, J Zheng, M C. Wingert, Jaeyun Moon, and R Chen

Submissions from 2014

A bio-inspired multi degree of freedom actuator based on a novel cylindrical ionic polymer–metal composite material, Seong J. Kim, David Pugal, Johnson Wong, Kwang J. Kim, and Woosoon Yim

Numerical Modeling of Bayonet-Type Heat Exchanger and Decomposer for the Decomposition of Sulfuric Acid to Sulfur Dioxide, Vijaisri Nagarajan, Yi-Tung Chen, Tzu-Chen Hung, Qiuwang Wang, and Valery Ponyavin

Hydraulic and thermal performances of a novel configuration of high temperature ceramic plate-fin heat exchanger, Vijaisri Nagarajan, Yitung Chen, Qiuwang Wang, and Ting Ma

Selected Papers Presented at the First International Workshop on Heat Transfer Advances for Energy Conservation and Pollution Control, Qiu-wang Wang, Bengt Sundén, Yitung Chen, Zhixiong Guo, and Petr Stehlík

Submissions from 2013

Predictor-Corrector Split Projection Method for Turbulent Reactive Flow, David B. Carrington, Xiuling Wang, and Darrell W. Pepper

PPPS-2013: Simulation of a gas puff injection system for a Dense Plasma Focus accelerator, William G. Culbreth, Tim Meehan, and Chris Hagen

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Lanthanum halide nanoparticle scintillators for nuclear radiation detection, Paul Guss, Ronald Guise, Ding Yuan, Sanjoy Mukhopadhyay, Robert O’Brien, Daniel Robert Lowe, Zhitao Kang, Hisham Menkara, and Vivek V. Nagarkar

PPPS-2013: Observed multi-decade DD and DT Z-pinch fusion rate scaling in 5 Dense Plasma Focus fusion machines, E. Chris Hagen, Daniel Robert Lowe, Robert O'Brien, Steven Molnar, and Tim Meehan

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Transparent actuator made with few layer graphene electrode and dielectric elastomer, for variable focus lens, Taeseon Hwang, Hyeok-Yong Kwon, Joon-Suk Oh, Jung-Pyo Hong, Seung-Chul Hong, Youngkwan Lee, Hyouk Ryeo Choi, Kwang J. Kim, Mainul Hossain Bhuiya, and Jae Do Nam

Solution processed SiNxCyOz thin films thermally transformed from silicon oxide/melamine hybrid system, Jaehun Jeong, Kan Fujihara, Lyongsun Pu, Ji-Beom Yoo, Sung M. Cho, Youngkwan Lee, Seong Woo Kim, Taeseon Hwang, and Jae Do Nam

Recent advances in ionic polymer–metal composite actuators and their modeling and applications, Choonghee Jo, David Pugal, Il-Kwon Oh, Kwang J. Kim, and Kinji Asaka

Simulation of the growth of oxide layer of stainless steels with chromium using cellular automaton model: Verification and parameter study, Kuan-Che Lan, Yitung Chen, Tzu-Chen Hung, Hsiao-Ming Tung, and Ge-Ping Yu

An Experimental and Numerical Study of Pressure Drop and Hydraulic Behavior in Scaled-Down Fuel Bundle, Duen-Sheng Lee, Kai-Ting Hsieh, Po-Chih Tsao, Tzu-Chen Hung, Yi-Tung Chen, and Yu-Ming Ferng

Optimal structural analysis with associated passive heat removal for AP1000 shield building, Duen-Sheng Lee, Ming-Lou Liu, Tzu-Chen Hung, Chung-Han Tsai, and Yi-Tung Chen

Heat transfer measurement during dropwise condensation using micro/nano-scale porous surface, Sangsoo Lee, Kuok Cheng, Viljar Palmre, Mainul Hossain Bhuiya, Kwang J. Kim, Bong June Zhang, and Hyungkee Yoon

A Dropwise Condensation Model using a Nano-Scale, Pin Structured Surface, Sangsoo Lee, Hyung Kee Yoon, and Kwang J. Kim

Numerical Study on Thermo-Hydraulic Performance of an Offset-Bubble Primary Surface Channels, Ting Ma, Min Zeng, Ting Luo, Yi-Tung Chen, and Qiuwang Wang

PPPS-2013: Fast framing camera images of neutron production cessation at high currents in a Dense Plasma Focus machine, Robert O’Brien, Daniel Robert Lowe, Bernard T. Meehan, and Edward Chris Hagen

Amine-Functionalized Polyglycidyl Methacrylate Microsphere as a Unified Template for the Synthesis of Gold Nanoparticles and Single-Crystal Gold Plates, Joon Suk Oh, Luong Nguyen Dang, Sung Woon Yoon, Pyoung Chan Lee, Dong Ouk Kim, Kwang J. Kim, and Jae Do Nam

An IPMC-Enabled Bio-Inspired bending/twisting Fin for Underwater Applications, Viljar Palmre, Joel J. Hubbard, Maxwell Fleming, David Pugal, Sungjun Kim, Kwang J. Kim, and Kam K. Leang

The effects of electrode surface morphology on the actuation performance of IPMC, Viljar Palmre, David Pugal, Kam K. Leang, and Kwang J. Kim

A comparison study of ionic polymer-metal composites (IPMCs) fabricated with Nafion and other ion exchange membranes, Jiyeon Park, Viljar Palmre, Kwang J. Kim, Dongsuk Shin, Daniel H. Kim, Woosoon Yim, and Chulsung Bae

A Meshless Method for Modeling Convective Heat Transfer, Darrell W. Pepper, Xiuling Wang, and David B. Carrington

Scalable low nDOF hp-FEM model of IPMC actuation, David Pugal, Alvo Aabloob, and Kwang J. Kim

Design optimization of rod shaped IPMC actuator, S. A. Ruiz, Benjamin Mead, H. Yun, Woosoon Yim, and Kwang J. Kim

Identification of a Force-Sensing Resistor for Tactile Applications, Mohammad Yousef Saadeh and Mohamed B. Trabia

A Concept of Power Generator using Wind Turbine, Hydrodynamic Retarder, and Organic Rankine Cycle Drive, Samuel M. Sami

Review of the Development of the Transportation, Aging, and Disposal (TAD) Waste Disposal System for the Proposed Yucca Mountain Geologic Repository, Charlotta E. Sanders

Rapid Magneto-Rheological Finishing of Ti-6Al-4V for Aerospace Components, Takashi Sato, Chan Kai Kum, and V. C. Venkatesh

Precision Finishing of Bevel Gears by Electrochemical Honing, J. H. Shaikh, N. K. Jain, and V. C. Venkatesh

Mono-sized sphere packing algorithm development using optimized Monte Carlo technique, Karn Soontrapa and Yitung Chen

IPMC as a Mechanoelectric Energy Harvester: Tailored Properties, Rashi C. Tiwari and Kwang J. Kim

Mechanoelectric Transduction in Ionic Polymer-Metal Composite, Rashi. C. Tiwari and Kwang J. Kim

Development of autonomous robotic monitoring vehicle (ARMV) for aerial radiation monitoring, Woosoon Yim, Alex Barzilov, and G. Friesmuth

Effect of Lateral Fin Profiles on Stress Performance of Internally Finned Tubes in a High Temperature Heat Exchanger, Min Zeng, Ting Ma, Bengt Sundén, Mohamed B. Trabia, and Qui-wang Wang

Augmented Boiling Heat Transfer on the Wetting-Modified Three Dimensionally-Interconnected Alumina Nano Porous Surfaces in Aqueous Polymeric Surfactants, Bong June Zhang and Jiyeon Park

The Influence of Dielectric Decrement on Electrokinetics, Hui Zhao and Shengjie Zhai