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

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Submissions from 2009

Buoyancy-Enhanced Oxygen Transport in the Experimental Liquid Lead Bismuth Eutectic Container, Taide Tan, Yitung Chen, and Xianfang Tan

Structural Response Optimization of a Light-Weight Composite Blast Containment Vessel, Jagadeep Thota, Mohamed Trabia, Brendan O'Toole, and Ashok K. Ayyaswamy

Bone Strength is Maintained After 8 Months of Inactivity in Hibernating Goldenmantled Ground Squirrels, Spermophilus Lateralis, Jenifer C. Utz, Stacy Nelson, Brendan OToole, and Frank van Breukelen

Numerical Simulation for Natural Convection in Vertical Channels, Xiuling Wang and Darrell Pepper

Integral Neutron Multiplicity Measurements from Cosmic Rays Interactions in Lead, Thomas E. Ward, Alexander A. Rimsky-Korsakov, Nikolai A. Kudryashev, and Denis Beller

Three-Dimensional Numerical Simulation and Design of PEM Fuel Cell, Jianfei Wu, Jianhu Nie, and Yitung Chen

Optimization of Fluid Flow in 3D Bipolar Plates, Jianhu Wu, Jianhu Nie, and Yitung Chen

The Polarization of a Nanoparticle Surrounded by a Thick Electric Double Layer, Hui Zhao and Haim H. Bau

Comprehensive Energy and Economic Analyses on a Zero Energy House Versus a Conventional House, Li Zhu, Rick A. Hurt, D. Correa, and Robert F. Boehm

Detailed Energy Saving Performance Analyses on Thermal Mass Walls Demonstrated in a Zero Energy House, Li Zhu, Rick A. Hurt, D. Correia, and Robert F. Boehm

Submissions from 2008

Characterization of Electronic Board Material Properties Under Impact Loading, Ashok K. Ayyaswamy, Srujanbabu Sridharala, Mohamed Trabia, Brendan O'Toole, Qunli Liu, and Mostafiz Chowdhury

Clustering and the Biclique Partition Problem, Doina Bein, Wolfgang Bein, Linda Morales, and Hal Sudborough

Modeling Solar Impacts on Hydrogen Production From Electrolysis, Mark R. Campbell, Sachin S. Deshmukh, and Robert F. Boehm

Modeling and reduction of shocks on electronic components within a projectile, Vinod Chakka, Mohamed Trabia, Brendan O'Toole, Srujanbabu Sridharala, George Samaan Ladkany, and Mostafiz Chowdhury

Cellular Automaton Modeling on the Corrosion/Oxidation Mechanism of Steel in Liquid Metal Environment, Huajun Chen, Yitung Chen, and Jinsuo Zhang

Oxidation Companied by Scale Removal: Initial and Asymptotical Kinetics, Yitung Chen, Taide Tan, and Huajun Chen

An Estimation of the Performance Limits of Dry Cooling on Trough-Type Solar Thermal Plants, Huifang Deng and Robert F. Boehm

Review of Modeling Details Related to Renewably Powered Hydrogen Systems, Sachin S. Deshmukh and Robert F. Boehm

Overview of Update to ANSI/ANS-6.4.3-1991 Gamma-Ray Buildup Factors, L. A. Durani and C. E. Sanders

Performance of 3-Sun Mirror Modules on Sun Tracking Carousels on Flat Roof Buildings, Lewis Fraas, James Avery, Leonid Minkin, Curt Maxey, Tony Gehl, Rick A. Hurt, and Robert F. Boehm

Computational Model of Airflow in Upper 17 Generations of Human Respiratory Tract, T. Gemci, Valery Ponyavin, Y. Chen, H. Chen, and R. Collins

Modeling of Ionic Polymer Metal Composite (IPMC) Actuator Dynamics Using Large Deflection Beam Model, Shivakanth Gutta, Mohamed Trabia, and Joon S. Lee

A Nonlinear Study on the Interfacial Instabilities in Electro-Osmotic Flows Based on the Debye-Huckel Approximation, Sang W. Joo

Analytical Prediction of Flow Field in Magnetohydrodynamic-Based Microfluidic Devices, Hussameddine S. Kabbani, Martin J. Mack, Sang W. Joo, and Shizhi Qian

Tensile Deformation of Alloy-22 at Ambient and Elevated Temperatures, R. S. Koripelli and Ajit K. Roy

Flow Distribution on the Tube Side of a High Temperature Heat Exchanger and Chemical Decomposer, Gayatri Kuchi, Valery Ponyavin, Yitung Chen, Steven Sherman, and Anthony Hechanova

Numerical Modeling of High-Temperature Shell-and-Tube Heat Exchanger and Chemical Decomposer for Hydrogen Production, Gayatri Kuchi, Valery Ponyavin, Yitung Chen, Steven Sherman, and Anthony Hechanova

Energy and Acoustic Performance Effects due to VAV Duct Design and Installation Practice Variations, Brian Landsberger, Liangcai Tan, and Xin Hu

Mathematical and Numerical Study of Wave Propagation in Negative-Index Materials, Jichun Li, Yitung Chen, and Valjean Elizabeth Elander

Evaluation of Functionally Graded Foam Crushability in Confinement Under Moderate Strain Rate Using a Drop-Weight Machine, Q. Liu, Mohammad K. Hossain, and Brendan OToole

Mechanical Mechanisms of Thrombosis in Intact Bent Microvessels of Rat Mesentery, Qin Liu, David Mirc, and Bingmei M. Fu

Comparison of Simulation and Experimental Data of a Zero Energy Home in an Arid Climate, Robert Madeja and Samir Moujaes

Tensile Deformation of Alloy 617 at Different Temperatures, Vikram Marthandam and Ajit K. Roy

Design and Evaluation of Multi-Axis Vibration Shaker Concepts, Georg F. Mauer

Mobile Robot Design in an Introductory Engineering Course, Georg F. Mauer

Effects of Processing Temperature on ReCrete Polyurethane Foam, Robert B. Mohan, Brendan J. O'Toole, Julio Malpica, David W. Hatchett, Gayani Kodippili, and John Macharia Kinyanjui

3D CFD Predictions and Experimental Comparisons of Pressure Drop in a Ball Valve at Different Partial Openings in Turbulent Flow, Samir F. Moujaes and R. Jagan

Modeling and Control of a Variable Length Flexible Cable Overhead Crane Using the Modified Galerkin Method, Kamal A.F. Moustafa, Mohamed Trabia, and Mohamed I.S. Ismail

Adaptive Control of a Smart Projectile Fin With Unknown High-Frequency Gain by Piezoelectric Actuation, Venkat Mudupu, Sahjendra N. Singh, and Woosoon Yim

Design and Validation of Fuzzy Logic Control for a Smart Projectile Fin, Venkat Mudupu, Mohamed Trabia, and Woosoon Yim

Design and validation of a fuzzy logic controller for a smart projectile fin with a piezoelectric macro-fiber composite bimorph actuator, Venkat Mudupu, Mohamed Trabia, Woosoon Yim, and Paul Weinacht

GA-Based Fuzzy Logic Control for a Smart Fin of a Projectile, Venkat Mudupu, Mohamed Trabia, Woosoon Yim, and Paul Weinacht

CFD Modeling of Bayonet Type High Temperature Heat Exchanger and Chemical Decomposer With Different Packed Bed Designs, Vijaisri Nagarajan, Valery Ponyavin, Yitung Chen, Milton E. Vernon, and Anthony Hechanova

Numerical Study of Sulfur Trioxide Decomposition in Bayonet Type Heat Exchanger and Chemical Decomposer with Porous Media Zone and Different Packed Bed Designs, Vijaisri Nagarajan, Valery Ponyavin, Yitung Chen, Milton E. Vernon, Paul Pickard, and Anthony Hechanova

A Cost-Effective Operating Strategy to Reduce Energy Consumption in a HVAC System, Nabil Nassif and Samir Moujaes

A New Operating Strategy for Economizer Dampers of VAV System, Nabil Nassif and Samir Moujaes

Development and Validation of a New Field Measurement Technique for Estimating the Local and Total Air Duct Leakage in Residential Buildings, Nabil Nassif and Samir Moujaes

Self-Tuning Dynamic Models of HVAC System Components, Nabil Nassif, Samir Moujaes, and M. Zaheeruddin

Characterization of a Unidirectional Carbon Fiber/Epoxy Composite for Prototype Design, S. M. Nelson, Brendan O'Toole, and Jagadeep Thota

A Photoelectrochemical Model of Proton Exchange Water Electrolysis for Hydrogen Production, J. H. Nie, Yi-Tung Chen, Robert F. Boehm, and Shanthi Katukota

Velocity and Temperature Distributions in Bipolar Plate of PEM Electrolysis Cell, J. H. Nie, S. Cohen, and Y. Chen

Explorations of Improving Flow Uniformity in the Bipolar Plate of a PEM Electrolysis Cell Using Different Designs, Jian H. Nie, Yitung Chen, Jianfei Wu, and K. M. Veepuri

A New Bipolar plate of PEM Electrolysis Cell With Uniform Flow and Heat Transfer Fields, Jianhu Nie, K. M. Veepuri, Yitung Chen, and Jianfei Wu

Numerical Simulations of Coupled Flow and Heat Transfer Distributions in a Bipolar Plate of the PEM Electrolysis Cell, Jianhu Nie, Jianfei Wu, Steve Cohen, Blake D. Carter, and Yitung Chen

High Temperature Properties of State-Change Tooling Materials, Brendan J. O'Toole, S. Rahman, and J. Malpica

An HP-Adaptive Finite Element Model for Heat Transfer within Partitioned Enclosures, Darrell Pepper and Xiuling Wang

A Self-Adapting Model for Assessing Hazardous Environmental Releases, Darrell Pepper and Xiuling Wang

Calculation of Fluid Flow Distribution Inside a Compact Ceramic High Temperature Heat Exchanger and Chemical Decomposer, Valery Ponyavin, Yitung Chen, James Cutts, Anthony Hechanova, and Merrill Wilson

Numerical Modeling of Compact High Temperature Heat Exchanger and Chemical Decomposer for Hydrogen Production, Valery Ponyavin, Yitung Chen, Anthony Hechanova, and Merrill Wilson

Parametric study of sulfuric acid decomposer for hydrogen production, Valery Ponyavin, Yitung Chen, Taha Mohamed, Mohamed Trabia, Anthony Hechanova, and Merrill Wilson

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A New Method of Synthesizing Black Birnessite Nanoparticles: From Brown to Black Birnessite with Nanostructures, Shizhi Qian, Marcos A. Cheney, Pradip K. Bhowmik, Sang W. Joo, Wensheng Hou, and Joseph M. Okoh

Analysis of Self-Electrophoretic Motion of a Spherical Particle in a Nanotube: Effect of Nonuniform Surface Charge Density, Shizhi Qian and Sang W. Joo

Electrophoretic Motion of a Spherical Particle with a Symmetric Nonuniform Surface Charge Distribution in a Nanotube, Shizhi Qian, Sang W. Joo, Wensheng Hou, and Xuxin Zhao

Materials and Technologies Applicable to Generation IV Nuclear Reactor Systems, W. Ren, B. Swinderman, and A. K. Roy

Comparison of Analytical, Numerical, and Experimental Results For a Simplified CPU/Heatsink model, Russel Robinson Jr., Mike Genova, and Daniel P. Cook

Tensile Deformation of a Nickel-Base Superalloy for Application in Hydrogen Generation, Ajit K. Roy, Rama S. Koripelli, and Joydeep Pal

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The Role of Silicon Content on Environmental Degradations of T91 Steels, Ajit K. Roy, D. Maitra, and Pankaj Kumar

Corrigendum to "Dynamic Strain Ageing of an Austenitic Superalloy-Temperature and Strain Rate Effects, Ajit K. Roy, Joydeep Pal, and Chandan K. Mukhopadhyay

Dynamic Strain Ageing of an Austenitic Superalloy: Temperature and Strain Rate Effects, Ajit K. Roy, Joydeep Pal, and Chandan K. Mukhopadhyay

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Tensile Deformation of a Nickel-Base Alloy at Elevated Temperatures, Ajit K. Roy, Anand Venkatesh, and Vikram Marthandam

Residual Stress Measurements in Welded and Plastically Deformed Target Structural Materials, A K. Roy, Anand Venkatesh, and S. Dronavalli

Update to ANSI/ANS-6.4.3-1991 Gamma-Ray Buildup Factors for High-Z Engineering Materials (Part I), Lawrence P. Ruggieri and Charlotta Sanders

Spacing Analysis of an Inclined Solar Collector Field, S. B. Sadineni, Robert F. Boehm, and Rick A. Hurt

Theory and Experimental Investigation of a Weir-Type Inclined Solar Still, Suresh B. Sadineni, Rick A. Hurt, Christopher K. Halford, and Robert F. Boehm

Optimization of a Vehicle Space Frame Under Ballistic Impact Loading, Umakanth Sakaray, Mohamed B. Trabia, and Brendan J. O'Toole

Shielding Analysis of Yucca Mountain Aging Casks using MAVRIC, Steven P. Simmer and Charlotta E. Sanders

Simulation of Pulsed Neutron Source Reactivity Measurements and Calculation of Kinetic Parameters with MCNP, E. Y. Stankovskiy, C. C. Jammes, and Denis Beller

Simulation of the Neutron Source Created in the Target of Electron Accelerator using MCNP, E. Y. Stankovskiy, C. C. Jammes, and Denis E. Beller

Modeling of a Diffusion Controlling Oxidation Process with Scale Removal in Oxygen-Containing Liquid Flow, Taide Tan, Yi-tung Chen, and Huajun Chen

A Diffusion Controlling Duplex-Layer Oxidation Model with Scale Removal in Oxygen Containing Liquid Metal Flow, Taide Tan, Yitung Chen, and Huajun Chen

An Improved Mesoscopic Oxidation Model of Metals in Lead Bismuth Eutectic, Taide Tan, Yitung Chen, and Huajun Chen

Theoretical Modeling and Numerical Simulation of the Corrosion and Precipitation in Non-Isothermal Liquid Lead Alloy pipe/loop Systems, Taide Tan, Yitung Chen, and Huajun Chen

Natural Convection Induced Oxygen Transport in Liquid Lead Bismuth Eutectic, Taide Tan, Yitung Chen, and Xianfang Tan

Optimization of a Light-Weight Composite Blast Containment Vessel Structural Response, Jagadeep Thota, Ashok K. Ayyaswamy, Mohamed B. Trabia, and Brendan J. O'Toole

Optimization of a Military Vehicle Space Frame Subject to High Impact Loading, Jagadeep Thota, Mohamed B. Trabia, and Brendan J. O'Toole

Incorporating Rapid Prototyping Machine in Teaching Mechanical Engineering Design, Mohamed B. Trabia and Kevin Nelson

Finite Element Modeling of a Light-Weight Composite Blast Containment Vessel, Mohamed Trabia, Brendan O'Toole, Jagadeep Thota, and Kiran K. Matta

Generalized Design of an Anti-Swing Fuzzy Logic Controller for an Overhead Crane with Hoist, Mohamed Trabia, Jamil M. Renno, and Kamal A.F. Moustafa

Particle Attrition Analysis in a High Temperature Rotating Drum, B. R. Vijayarangan, Samir Moujaes, and M. Flores

Constructing 3-D wind fields for Nellis Dunes in Nevada, Xiuling Wang and Darrell W. Pepper

Numerical Simulation of Contaminant Dispersion Within an Aircraft Interior, Xiuling Wang and Darrell W. Pepper

Three-Dimensional Fluid Flow and Coupled Heat Transfer in Simplified Bipolar Plates, J. Wu, Jian H. Nie, and Y. Chen

Submissions from 2007

Evaluation of a Fuel Cell for Powering the Electrical Load of ICE Vehicles, Yahia Baghzouz, R. Hurt, and Robert F. Boehm

A Lattice Boltzmann Modeling of Corrosion Behavior and Oxygen Transport in the Natural Convection Lead-Alloy Flow, Huajun Chen, Yitung Chen, Hsuan-Tsung Hsieh, and Jinsuo Zhang

Developing Turbulent Forced Convection in Two-Dimensional Duct, Yi-Tung Chen, J. H. Nie, B. F. Armaly, Hsuan-Tsung Hsieh, and Robert F. Boehm

Modeling Permanent Mold Casting of Aluminum, Daniel P. Cook, Sachin S. Deshmukh, and David P. Carey

Thermal Tug-o-War: A Competitive, Hands-On Approach to Learning Basic Heat Exchanger Design, Daniel P. Cook and Sidney Lowe

Fluid Interaction of Segmented Ionic Polymer-Metal Composites Under Water, Deniz Dogruer, Joon S. Lee, Woosoon Yim, and Kwang J. Kim

Tensile Behavior of Nb7.5Ta for Heat-Exchanger Applications, Arindam Ghosh, Venkateswarlu Kondur, and Ajit K. Roy

Modeling of phase change material peak load shifting, Christopher K. Halford and Robert F. Boehm