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


Submissions from 2007


Thermal transient flow rate sensor for high temperature liquid metal cooled nuclear reactor, Yingtao Jiang, Jian Ma, and Rohit Reddy Saddi


Modeling RedOx-Based Magnetohydrodynamics in Three-Dimensional Microfluidic Channels, Hussameddine S. Kabbani, Aihua Wang, Xiaobing Luo, and Shizhi Qian

Ionic Polymer-Metal Composites for Underwater Operation, Kwang J. Kim, Woosoon Yim, Jason W. Paquette, and Doyeon Kim

Motion Planning and Control of Artificial Muscle Actuated Underwater Vehicle Using Nonlinear Neural Oscillator, Joon S. Lee, Woosoon Yim, and Kwang J. Kim

Behavior Pattern and Parametric Characterization for Low Density Crushable Foams, Qunli Liu and Brendan J. O'Toole

Effect of Soft Honeycomb Core on Flexural Vibration of Sandwich Panel using Low Order and High Order Shear Deformation Models, Qunli Liu and Yi Zhao

Acoustic Emission (AE) Monitoring of Open Die and Closed Die Forging Processes of Al Alloy, C. K. Mukhopadhyay, S. Venugopal, T. Jayakumar, S. L. Mannan, Baldev Raj, B. Chatterji, R.. Srinivasan, V. Gopalakrishnan, G. Madhusudan, and R. S. Tripathi

A Tunable Vibration Isolator Using a Magnetorheological Elastomer With a Field Induced Modulus Bias, Saul Opie and Woosoon Yim

Effect of Microsphere and Binder Properties on State-Change Material Performance, Brendan J. O'Toole, S Rahman, and J Malpica

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

Application of an H-Adaptive Finite Element Model for Wind Energy Assessment in Nevada, Darrell Pepper and Xiuling Wang

An Advanced Numerical Model for Assessing 3-D Wind Fields, Darrell W. Pepper and Xiuling Wang

Transient Analysis of a Ceramic High Temperature Heat Exchanger and Chemical Decomposer, Valery Ponyavin, Taha M.R. Mohamed, Mohamed Trabia, Yitung Chen, and Anthony Hechanova

Transient Analysis of a Ceramic High Temperature Heat Exchanger and Chemical Decomposer, Valery Ponyavin, Taha Mohamed, Mohamed B. Trabia, Yitung Chen, and Anthony E. Hechanova


Transient analysis of aceramic high temperature heat exchanger and chemical decomposer, Valery Ponyavin, Mohamed B. Trabia, Taha Mohamed, Yi-tung Chen, and Anthony E. Hechanova

Diffusioosmotic Flows in Slit Nanochannels, Shizhi Qian, Biswajit Das, and Xiaobing Luo

Residual Stress Characterization of Welded Specimens by Non-Destructive Activation Technique, Ajit K. Roy, S. Chanda, Douglas P. Wells, A. Ghosh, and Chandan K. Mukhopadhyay

Residual Stress Measurements in Welded and Plastically Deformed Target Structural Materials, Ajit K. Roy, Anand Venkatesh, Satish Dronavalli, Vikram Marthandam, Douglas P. Wells, Farida Selim, and Ronald Rogge

Performance of Alloy 800H for High-Temperature Heat Exchanger Applications, Ajit K. Roy and Vinay Virupaksha


Optimization of a light-weight composite blast containment vessel structural response, Jagadeep Thota, Ashok K. Ayyaswamy, Mohamed B. Trabia, and Brendan O’Toole

Control of a Projectile Smart Fin Using an Inverse Dynamics-Based Fuzzy Logic Controller, Mohamed B. Trabia, Woosoon Yim, Paul Weinacht, and Venkat Mudupu

The Evaluation of the Cracking Susceptibility of Alloy 718 in an Acidic Solution, Anand Venkatesh and Ajit K. Roy

Application of an Hp-Adaptive FEM for Solving Thermal Flow Problems, Xiuling Wang and Darrell Pepper

HP-Adaptive Finite Element Simulations of Viscous Flow Including Convective Heat Transfer, Xiuling Wang and Darrell Pepper

Numerical Simulation for Under-Floor Air Distribution System with Swirl Diffusers, Xiuling Wang and Darrell Pepper

An Adaptive Finite Element Model for Simulating Natural Convective Effects of Multiple Obstructions, Xiuling Wang and Darrell W. Pepper


Application of H-, P- and HP-Adaptation for Convective Heat Transfer Problems, Xiuling Wang and Darrell W. Pepper

Construction Materials Development in Sulfur-Iodine Thermochemical Water-Splitting Process for Hydrogen Production, B. Wong, R. T. Buckingham, L. C. Brown, B. E. Russ, Gottfried Besenbruch, Ancila V. Kaiparambil, Radhakrishnan Santhanakrishnan, and Ajit K. Roy

Submissions from 2006

Racing to Win the Public Communications Competition, Denis Beller, E. H. Wachs, P. L. Newman, and S. Kerrick

Development of a Renewably-Based Hydrogen Generation/Utilization System, Robert F. Boehm, Yahia Baghzouz, R. Hurt, R. Mauldin, E. Bulla, R. Fifield, J. Gardner, and T. Maloney

Prediction of Gross Parameters during Enclosed Incineration of Energetic Materials, Robert F. Boehm, Jennifer Politano, and Zoran Stefanoski

Shock Reduction for Electronic Components Within a Projectile, Vinod Chakka, Mohamed Trabia, Brendan O'Toole, Srujanbabu Sridharala, Samaan G. Ladkany, and Mostafiz Chowdhury

Computational Fluid Dynamics Modeling of Gas-Particle Flow within a Solid-Particle Solar Receiver, Huajun Chen, Yitung Chen, Hsuan-Tsung Hsieh, and Nathan Siegel


Viscoelastic Flow in Rotating Curved Pipes, Yitung Chen, Huajun Chen, Jinsuo Zhang, and Benzhao Zhang

Turbulent Separated Convection Flow Adjacent to Backward-Facing Step-Effects of Step Height, Yitung Chen, J. H. Nie, B. F. Armaly, and Hsuan-Tsung Hsieh

Three-Dimensional Convection Flow Adjacent to Inclined Backward-Facing Step, Yitung Chen, J. H. Nie, Hsuan-Tsung Hsieh, and L. J. Sun

Materials Science and Fabrication Techniques in the Entertainment Industry: A Collaboration Between Fine arts and Engineering, Daniel P. Cook and Robert Wysocki

Numerical modeling of em pump efficiency, D. Cook, Jian Ma, H. Chen, Y. Chen, and L. J. Ratliff

Design of Grid Connected-PV System For a Hydrogen Refueling Station, Sachin S. Deshmukh, Yahia Baghzouz, and Robert F. Boehm

Mathematical Modeling of Solar-Hydrogen System for Residential Applications, Sachin S. Deshmukh and Robert F. Boehm

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

Structural Mechanisms in the Abolishment of VEGF-Induced Microvascular Hyperpermeability by cAMP, Bingmei M. Fu, Shang Shen, and Bin Chen

Attracting Cracks for Arrestment in Bone-Like Composites, Jinhua Huang, Andrew J. Rapoff, and Raphael T. Haftka

Advanced Parabolic Trough Field Testing: Real-Time Data Collection, Archiving, and Analysis for the Solargenix Advanced Parabolic Trough, Rick A. Hurt, Woosoon Yim, Robert F. Boehm, Mary Jane Hale, and Randy Gee

Advanced parabolic trough field testing: Real-time data collection, archiving, and analysis for the solargenix advanced parabolic trough, Rick Hurt, Woosoon Yim, Robert F. Boehm, Mary Jane Hale, and Randy Gee

Wet or Dry Cooling?, Ibrahim Khalil, Aaron M. Sahm, and Robert F. Boehm

Metallurgical and Corrosion Studies of Modified T91 Grade Steel, Pankaj Kumar, Debajyoti Maitra, and Ajit K. Roy

Analysis of a Time-Domain Finite Element Method for 3-D Maxwell's Equations in Dispersive Media, Jichun Li and Yitung Chen

High-Order Compact ADI Methods for Parabolic Equations, Jichun Li, Yitung Chen, and Guoqing Liu

Crushability Characterization For a Rigid Polyurethane Foam Under Various Loading Rates, Q. Liu and Brendan J. O'Toole

Natural Frequency Analysis of a Sandwich Panel with Soft Core Based on a Refined Shear Deformation Model, Qunli Liu and Yi Zhao

Simulation and Optimization of a Concentrated Photovoltaic System, Isaac Y. Mahderekal, Christopher K. Halford, and Robert F. Boehm

Performance of Magnetic Hydro-Dynamic Pump in Lead-Bismuth Eutectic Target Circuit (TC-1), J. Ma, N. Li, S. Ignatiev, and V. Kutanov


Output Feedback Adaptive Variable Structure Control of a Smart Projectile Fin, Smitha Mani, Sahjendra N. Singh, and Woosoon Yim

Light-Weight Fuel Cell-Battery Hybrid Vehicle Demonstration Project, R. Mauldin, Yahia Baghzouz, and Robert F. Boehm

Three-Dimensional CFD Predications and Experimental Comparison of Pressure Drop of some Common Pipe Fittings in Turbulent Flow, Samir F. Moujaes and S. Deshmukh

Effect of Envelope on Residential Cooling Load Coupled with use of solar/photovoltaic Panels, Samir F. Moujaes and R. Madeja

Preliminary Commissioning and Energy Audit of a UNLV Building, Samir Moujaes, Ken Teeters, Yahia Baghzouz, Richard A. Brickman, and Robert Madeja

Convergence Acceleration for Heat Transfer and Structural Simulations Using Adaptive Mesh Refinement, Jian H. Nie, Yitung Chen, David A. Hopkins, Lijian Sun, and Hsuan-Tsung Hsieh

Heat Transfer Enhancement of Separated Convection Flow Adjacent to Backward-Facing Step with Baffle, Jianhu Nie, Yitung Chen, Lijian Sun, and Hsuan-Tsung Hsieh

MCNPX Dose Analysis for a Dense Plasma Focus Neutron Source, R. OBrien and William G. Culbreth

Structural Response Of Blast Loaded Composite Containment Vessels, Brendan J. O'Toole, Mohamed Trabia, Jagadeep Thota, Trevor Wilcox, and Kumarswamy K. Nakalswamy


Experimental and Finite Element Analysis of Preloaded Bolted Joints Under Impact Loading, Brendan O'Toole, Kumarswamy Karpanan, and Masoud Feghhi

Micromechanics and Bulk Properties of a Porous State-Change Material, Brendan O'Toole, S. Rahman, and L. Malpica

Structural Response of Blast Loaded Composite Containment Vessels, Brendan O'Toole, Mohamed Trabia, and Jagadeep Thota

Degradations of Type 422 Stainless Steel in Aqueous Environments, Ramprashad Prabhakaran and Ajit K. Roy

Electrochemical Reaction with RedOx Electrolyte in Toroidal Conduits in the Presence of Natural Convection, Shizhi Qian, Zongyuan Chen, Jing Wang, and Haim H. Bau

Coupling between Electroosmotically Driven Flow and Bipolar Faradaic Depolarization Processes in Electron-Conducting Microchannels, Shizhi Qian and Jerome F. L. Duval

Modulation of Electroosmotic Flows in Electron-Conducting Microchannels by Coupled Quasi-Reversible Faradaic and Adsorption-Mediated Depolarization, Shizhi Qian and Jerome F. L. Duval

Electrophoretic Motion of a Spherical Particle in a Converging-Diverging Nanotube, Shizhi Qian, Aihua Wang, and Juan K. Afonien

Monitoring of a Zero-Energy-House, S. Rosta, Rick A. Hurt, Robert F. Boehm, and Mary Jane Hale

Relationship of Residual Stress to Dislocation Density in Cold-Worked Martensitic Alloy, Ajit K. Roy, S. Bandyopadhyay, S. B. Suresh, Debajyoti Maitra, Pankaj Kumar, Douglas P. Wells, and L. Ma

Comparison of Residual Stress in Martensitic Alloys by Nondestructive Techniques, Ajit K. Roy, S. Bandyopadhyay, S. B. Suresh, and Douglas P. Wells


Cracking of Martensitic Alloy EP-823 Under Controlled Potential, Ajit K. Roy and M. K. Hossain

Tensile and Corrosion Behavior of Zr705 for Nuclear Hydrogen Generation, Ajit K. Roy and Ancila V. Kaiparambil

High-Temperature Tensile Properties of Nickel-Base Alloys for Hydrogen Generation, Ajit K. Roy, Joydeep Pal, and Rama S. Koripelli

Cleanliness Maintenance for an Amonix Lens System, Aaron M. Sahm, Allison Gray, Robert F. Boehm, and Ken Stone

Design and Tuning of Importance-Based Fuzzy Logic Controller for a Flexible-Link Manipulator, Linda Z. Shi and Mohamed Trabia

Optimization of Finite Element Modeling Methodology for Projectile Models, Srujanbabu Sridharala, Mohamed Trabia, Brendan O'Toole, Vinod Chakka, and Mostafiz Chowdhury

Quasistatic and High Strain Rate Uniaxial Compressive Response of Polymeric Structural Foams, Ghatu Subhash, Qunli Liu, and Xin-Lin Gao

Corrosion and Precipitation Process in Non-Isothermal LBE Pipe/Loop Systems, Taide Tan, Huajun Chen, and Yi-tung Chen

Numerical Analysis of Natural Convection Induced Oxygen Transport in Liquid Lead Bismuth Eutectic, Xianfang Tan, Yitung Chen, Huajun Chen, Taide Tan, and Hsuan-Tsung Hsieh

Oxygen Transport in Liquid Lead Bismuth Eutectic Filled Cavity by Natural Convection, Xianfang Tan, Yitung Chen, Taide Tan, and Huajun Chen

A General Anti-Swing Fuzzy Controller for an Overhead Crane with Hoisting, Mohamed B. Trabia, Jamil M. Renno, and Kamal A.F. Moustafa

A Single Phase Anti-Swing Fuzzy Logic Controller for an Overhead Crane with Hoisting, Mohamed B. Trabia, Jamil M. Renno, and Kamal A.F. Moustafa


A Fuzzy Logic Controller for Autonomous Wheeled Vehicles, Mohamed Trabia, Linda Z. Shi, and Neil Eugene Hodge


Application of an HP-Adaptive Finite Element Method for Thermal Flow Problems, Xiuling Wang and Darrell Pepper

An Examination of Natural Convection Within a Spherical Enclosure Using HP-Adaptive FEM, Xiuling Wang and Darrell W. Pepper

Oxygen Control Technique in Molten Lead and Lead-Bismuth Eutectic Systems, Jinsuo Zhang, Ning Li, and Yitung Chen

Submissions from 2005

Residual Stress Measurements in Martensitic Stainless Steel, Subhra Bandyopadhyay and Silpa Budugur Suresh

Introduction and trends in the thermal design field, Robert F. Boehm

Establishing an Entertainment Engineering Curriculum, Robert F. Boehm, Joe Aldridge, and Brackley Frayer

Engineering for the Spectacle, Robert F. Boehm, Brackley Frayer, and Joe Aldridge

Theoretical Analysis of High Prandtl Number Heat Transfer in Non-Isothermal Pipe Flow, Huajun Chen, Yitung Chen, Hsuan-Tsung Hsieh, and Taide Tan

Improved Applications of a Kinetic Corrosion Model in Non-Isothermal Loop/Pipe Systems, Huajun Chen, Yitung Chen, Jinsuo Zhang, and Hsuan-Tsung Hsieh

Modeling Corrosion and Precipitation in Non-Isothermal LBE pipe/loop Systems, Yitung Chen, Huajun Chen, Jinsuo Zhang, and Hsuan-Tsung Hsieh

Theoretical Analysis on the Secondary Flow in a Rotating Helical Pipe with an Elliptical Cross Section, Yitung Chen, Jinsuo Zhang, Hsuan-Tsung Hsieh, and Huajun Chen


Stabilizing Inter-Domain Routing in the Internet, Yu Chen, Ajoy K. Datta, and Sebastien Tixeuil

Creating Innovative Curricula: Developing New Programs with New Paradigms, J. Dohn, Darrell Pepper, and E. Sandgren

Determination of Microvessel Permeability and Tissue Diffusion Coefficient of Solutes by Laser Scanning Confocal Microscopy, Bingmei M. Fu, Roger H. Adamson, and Fitz-Roy E. Curry