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

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Submissions from 2018

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On the Impact of Electrostatic Correlations on the Double-Layer Polarization of a Spherical Particle in an Alternating Current Field, Elaheh Alidoosti and Hui Zhao

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Flexible N-type Thermoelectric Composite Films with Enhanced Performance through Interface Engineering and Post-treatment, Hyeunhwan An, Dale Karas, Byung-Wook Kim, Sarah Trabia, and Jaeyun Moon

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Preface: Heat Transfer Advances for Energy Conservation and Pollution Control, Tzu-Chen Hung, Qiu-Wang Wang, Yi-Tung Chen, and Zhixiong Guo

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Thermal Modeling of a Rooftop Photovoltaic/Thermal System With Earth Air Heat Exchanger for Combined Power and Space Heating, Sanjeev Jakhar, Manoj S. Soni, and Robert F. Boehm

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Copper-oxide spinel absorber coatings for high-temperature concentrated solar power systems, Dale E. Karas, Jongmin Byun, Jaeyun Moon, and Cilla Jose

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Mechanical Properties and Flame Retardancy of Surface Modified Magnesium Oxysulfate (5Mg(OH)2·Mgso4·3H2O) Whisker for Polypropylene Composites, Eui-Su Kim, Ye Chan Kim, Jungwoo Park, Youngjun Kim, Sung-Hoon Kim, Kwang Jin Kim, Jonghwan Suhr, Youngkwan Lee, Seong Hoon Lee, Dae-Sik Kim, Soo-Hyun Kim, Ju-Ho Yun, In-Kyung Park, and Jae-Do Nam

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Design and Control of a Fully-Actuated Hexrotor for Aerial Manipulation Applications, Jameson Y. S. Lee, Kam K. Leang, and Woosoon Yim

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Probability Density Function of Velocity Fluctuations in a Rectangular T-junction Duct, Mei Lin, Bo Su, Shi-Cong Li, Yan-Tao Yin, Qiu-Wang Wang, and Yi-Tung Chen

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Computational Analysis of Blast Loaded Composite Cylinders, Stacy M. Nelson and Brendan J. O'Toole

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A Localized Meshless Technique for Generating 3-D Wind Fields, Darrell W. Pepper and Maria Ramos Gonzalez

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Modelling of the Combined Microstructural and Cutting Edge Effects in Ultraprecision Machining, M. A. Rahman, K. S. Woon, Vellore Venkatesh, and M. Rahman

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Nanoplatelet Reinforcement of Cavity Cell Walls in Polymer Foams Using Carbon Dioxide Supercritical Fluid, Hee Won Seo, Young Jun Kim, Sanghoon Kim, Jungwoo Park, Kisuk Choi, In-Kyung Park, Taesung Kim, Jonghwan Suhr, Kwang Jin Kim, and Jae-Do Nam

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Self-standing and Shape-memorable UV-curing Epoxy Polymers for Three Dimensional (3D) Continuous-filament Printing, Hanna Sun, Youn Sang Kim, Ye Chan Kim, In Kyung Park, Jonghwan Suhr, Doyoung Byun, Hyoukryeol Choi, Keon Kuk, Oh Hyun Baek, Y. K. Jung, Hyoungjin Choi, Kwang Jin Kim, and Jaedo Nam

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Understanding the Thermal Properties of Precursor-Ionomers to Optimize Fabrication Processes for Ionic Polymer-Metal Composites (IPMCs), Sarah Trabia, Kisuk Choi, Zakai Olsen, Taeseon Hwang, Jae-Do Nam, and Kwang J. Kim

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Experimental Investigation of Axial Heat Transfer and Entrance Effect in Randomly Packed Beds by a Naphthalene Sublimation Technique, Jingyu Wang, Yan Liu, Jian Yang, Yi-Tung Chen, and Qiu-Wang Wang

A Dynamic LES Model for Turbulent Reactive Flow with Parallel Adaptive Finite Elements, Jiajia Waters, David B. Carrington, Xiuling Wang, and Darrell W. Pepper

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Parametric Study of Thermal Molten Salt Reactor Neutronics Criticality Behavior, Hongyang Wei, Yi-Tung Chen, Kuan-Che Lan, and Jie Cheng

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Behavior of an Evaporating Water Droplet on Lubricant-Impregnated Nano-Structured Surface, Bong June Zhang, Kwang Jin Kim, and Chi Young Lee

Submissions from 2017

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Atmospherically Processed and Stable Cs-Pb Based Perovskite Solar Cells, S Bansal and M Chiu

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Experimental investigation on SCO2-water heat transfer characteristics in a printed circuit heat exchanger with straight channels, W X. Chu, X H. Li, T Ma, Y T. Chen, and Q W. Wang

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Study on hydraulic and thermal performance of printed circuit heat transfer surface with distributed airfoil fins, W X. Chu, X H. Li, T Ma, Y T. Chen, and Q W. Wang

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Development and deployment of the Collimated Directional Radiation Detection System, A L. Guckes and A Barzilov

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Adaptive-Repetitive Visual-Servo Control of Low-Flying Aerial Robots via Uncalibrated High-Flying Cameras, D Guo, J R. Bourne, H Wang, W Yim, and K K. Leang

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Coupling virtual reality and motion platforms for snowboard training, B Hament, A Cater, and P Y. Oh

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Study of pulse shape discrimination for a neutron phoswich detector, J Hartman and A Barzilov

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Design optimization of autoswitch hydrogen absorption and desorption device using metal hydrides, C He, Y Wang, J Song, S Li, F Yang, Z Wu, L Zheng, Z Zhang, and K Kim

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Computational Study of Radiation Doses UNLV Accelerator Facility, Matthew Hodges, Alexander P. Barzilov, Yi-tung Chen, and Daniel Lowe

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Characterization of a 6 MeV Accelerator Driven Mixed Neutron/Photon Source, M Hodges, A Barzilov, Y T. Chen, and D Lowe

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Numerical investigation of condensation in inclined tube air-cooled condensers, K Kekaula, Y Chen, T Ma, and Q W. Wang

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Simulation of oxygen transfer in liquid lead under influence of nanoparticles by using lattice Boltzmann method, E P. Kermani and Y Chen

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Distraction and proficiency in laparoscopy: 2D versus robotic console 3D immersion, S Kim, A May, H Ryan, A Mohsin, and S Tsuda

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Modeling and control of a saucer type Coandä effect UAV, J Y. Lee, S H. Song, H W. Shon, H R. Choi, and W Yim

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Magnetar Central Engine and Possible Gravitational Wave Emission of Nearby Short GRB 160821B, H J. L�, H M. Zhang, S Q. Zhong, S J. Hou, H Sun, J Rice, and E W. Liang

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Modeling of hypervelocity impact experiments using Gamma-SPH technique, J Limido, M Trabia, S Roy, B OToole, R Jennings, W L. Mindle, M Pena, E Daykin, R Hixson, and M Matthes

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Design, modeling and experimental validation of a scissor mechanisms enabled compliant modular earthworm-like robot, Y Luo, N Zhao, H Wang, K J. Kim, and Y Shen

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A review of nonimaging solar concentrators for stationary and passive tracking applications, S Madala and R F. Boehm

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A new high-performance ionic polymer-metal composite based on Nafion/polyimide blends, J Nam, T Hwang, K J. Kim, and D C. Lee

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Static Analysis on a Roll Cage Frame for an Off-Road Vehicle, N Noorbhasha and B J. OToole

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Technical Overview of Team DRC-Hubo@UNLV's Approach to the 2015 DARPA Robotics Challenge Finals, P Oh, K Sohn, G Jang, Y Jun, and B K. Cho

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3D printing a bio-polymer cap for the articular femoral condyles: A feasibility study, L Olsen and Z Wang

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A Confetti Drone: Exploring drone entertainment, G Quiroz and S J. Kim

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Cosmological evolution of primordial black holes, J R. Rice and B Zhang

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Electroionic Antagonistic Muscles Based on Nitrogen-Doped Carbons Derived from Poly(Triazine-Triptycene), S Roy, J Kim, M Kotal, K J. Kim, and I K. Oh

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A computer aided design for an air washer and a dehumidifier tested against two graphical solutions for their applications, A Saraei and S Moujaes

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Modeling of a soft multiple-shape-memory ionic polymer-metal composite actuator, Q Shen, T Stalbaum, S Trabia, T Hwang, R Hunt, and K Kim

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A model framework for actuation and sensing of ionic polymer-metal composites: Prospective on frequency and shear response through simulation tools, T Stalbaum, Q Shen, and K J. Kim

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Searching for a new ionomer for 3D printable ionic polymer-metal composites: Aquivion as a candidate, S Trabia, Z Olsen, and K J. Kim

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Towards tasking humanoids for lift-and-carry non-rigid material, J C. Vaz, H Lee, Y Jun, and P Oh

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Selected Papers from the 3rd International Workshop on Heat Transfer Advances for Energy Conservation and Pollution Control (IWHT2015), Qiu-Wang Wang, Tzu-Chen Hung, Yitung Chen, Chao-An Lin, and Chi-Chuan Wang

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Design and manufacturing of implantable expanding cage, Z Y. Wang, B OToole, C V. Nunez, and D Ta

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Two-Dimensional Chemical Etching Process Simulation for Printed Circuit Heat Exchanger Channels Based on Cellular Automata Model, Fei Xin, Yitung Chen, and Qiuwang Wang

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

Thermodynamic and Microstructural Mechanisms in the Corrosion of Advanced Ceramic Technetium-bearing Waste Forms and Thermophysical Properties, Thomas Hartmann

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Computational Study of Radiation Doses at the UNLV Accelerator Facility, Matthew Hodges, Alexander Barzilov, Yi-Tung Chen, and Daniel Lowe

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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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Comparison of Failure Mechanisms Due to Shock Propagation in Forged, Layered, and Additive Manufactured Titanium Alloy, Melissa Matthes, Brendan J. OToole, Mohamed B. Trabia, Shawoon Roy, Richard Jennings, Eric Bodenchak, Matthew Boswell, Thomas Graves, Robert Hixson, Edward Daykin, Cameron Hawkins, Zach Fussell, Austin Daykin, and Michael Heika

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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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Anti‐Biofouling, Thermal, and Electrical Performance of Nanocomposite Coating with Multiwall Carbon Nanotube and Polytetrafluoroethylene‐Blended Polyphenylenesulfide, Eunsoo Yang, Taeseon Hwang, Anupam Kumar, and Kwang J. Kim