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

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Submissions from 2006

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

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

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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

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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

Camp Diminishes VEGF-Induced Microvessel Hyperpermeability and Tumor Cell Adhesion in Vivo, Bingmei Fu and S. Shen

Modeling of Phase Change Material Peak Load Shifting, C. K. Halford and R. F. Boehm

Cell Morphology and Mechanical Properties of Rigid Polyurethane Foam, Michelle C. Hawkins, Brendan J. O'Toole, and Dacia Jackovich

A Progress Report on the UNLV Research Foundation University Consortium for Materials Compatibility and Performance, Anthony Hechanova, Ajit K. Roy, Per Peterson, Ronald Ballinger, Bunsen Wong, and Merrill Wilson

The Finite Element Method: Basic Concepts and Applications, Juan C. Heinrich and Darrell W. Pepper

Optimization of Fiber Orientations Near a Hole for Increased Load-Carrying Capacity of Composite Laminates, Jinhua Huang and R. T. Haftka

Algebraic Expressions of the CIE Standard Observers and Stockman Cone Fundamentals, Xin Hu and Kevin W. Houser

Large-Field Color Matching Functions, Xin Hu and Kevin W. Houser

Temperature and Mold Size Effects on Physical and Mechanical Properties of a Polyurethane Foam, Dacia Jackovich, Brendan O'Toole, and Michelle C. Hawkins

Behavior of a Novel Iterative Deconvolution Algorithm for System Identification, Qunli Liu, Ghatu Subhash, and Harold A. Evensen

A Parametric Study on Crushability of Open-Cell Structural Polymeric Foams, Qunli Liu, Ghatu Subhash, and Xin-Lin Gao

Effect of Soft Honeycomb Core on Flexural Vibration of Sandwich Panel, Qunli Liu, Yi Zhao, and Habib Eslami

Modeling and Semi-Active Predictive Control of a Magnetorheological Fluid Shock Isolation System, Ganesh B. Maganti, Sahjendra N. Singh, V. Subramaniam, and Satishkumar Subramaniam

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On absolute stability and semi-active control of a magnetorheological fluid vibration suppression system, Ganesh B. Maganti, Sahjendra N. Singh, and Woosoon Yim

Enhancement of oxygen transfer in liquid lead and lead–bismuth eutectic by natural convection, Jian Ma, P. Guo, J. Zhang, N. Li, and B. Fu

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Solid-phase oxygen control system, Jian Ma, Mohamed Trabia, Yingtao Jiang, and Samir Moujaes

The Particle in-flight characteristics in plasma spraying process measured by phase doppler anemometry (PDA), Jian Ma, S. C.M. Yu, and H. W. Ng

Adaptive Servoregulation of a Projectile Fin Using Piezoelectric Actuator, Smitha Mani, Sahjendra N. Singh, Surya Kiran Parimi, and Woosoon Yim

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Adaptive Control of a Projectile Fin Using Piezoelectric Elastic Beam, Smitha Mani, Sahjendra N. Singh, Surya Kiran Parimi, Woosoon Yim, and Mohamed B. Trabia

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Direct adaptive control of a smart projectile fin by piezoelectric flexible beam actuator, Smitha Mani, Sahjendra N. Singh, Surya K. Parimi, Woosoon Yim, and Mohamed B. Trabia

Reliability Analysis of a Robotic Workcell for Transmuter Find Fabrication, Georg F. Mauer and Jamil M. Renno

An Evaluation of a Residential Energy Conserving HVAC System and a Residential Energy demand/management System, Samir F. Moujaes and Sachin S. Deshmukh

Stability Analysis and Control of Overhead Crane With Time-Dependent Flexible Cable, Kamal A.F. Moustafa, Mohamed Trabia, and Mohamed I.S. Ismail

Characterization of State-Change Reconfigurable Tooling Materials, K. Nelson, Brendan O'Toole, S. Raagas, Sarah Rahman, G. Calvert, and L. Clements

The Behavior of Ionic Polymer-Metal Composites in a Multi-Layer Configuration, Jason W. Paquette, Kwang J. Kim, Doyeon Kim, and Woosoon Yim

Heat Transfer Analysis of Nuclear Waste Casks Stored in the Yucca Mountain Repository, Darrell Pepper and Yi-tung Chen

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Application of Meshless Methods for Thermal Analysis, Darrell Pepper and Bozidar Sarler

Inverse Dynamics Based Fuzzy Logic Controller for a Single-Link Flexible Manipulator, Jamil M. Renno

Evaluation of Antivibration Glove Test Protocols Associated with the Revision of ISO 10819, Douglas D. Reynolds and Eric Wolf

Residual Stress Measurements in Structural Materials by Nondestructive Technique, Ajit K. Roy, Subhra Bandyopadhyay, and Suresh B. Sadineni

Characterization of Residual Stresses in Structural Materials for Nuclear Applications, Ajit K. Roy, Subhra Bandyopadhyay, Silpa B. Suresh, and Douglas P. Wells

Environment-Assisted Cracking of Structural Materials Under Different Loading Conditions, Ajit K. Roy, Mohammad K. Hossain, and Ramprashad Prabhakaran

Characterization of Materials for Hydrogen Generation by HIx Decomposition, Ajit K. Roy, Ancila V. Kaiparambil, and Radhakrishnan Santhanakrishnan

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Tensile Properties of Martensitic Stainless Steels at Elevated Temperatures, Ajit K. Roy, Srinivasarao R. Kukatla, Bhagath Yarlagadda, V. N. Potluri, Martin Lewis, and Brendan O'Toole

Tensile Properties and Corrosion Susceptibility of Alloy C-276 in S-I Environment, Ajit K. Roy and J. Pal

Characterization of Structural Materials for Nuclear Hydrogen Generation, Ajit K. Roy, Radhakrishnan Santhanakrishnan, and Ancila Kaiparambil

Metallurgical and Corrosion Characterization of Structural Materials for the Nuclear Hydrogen Initiative, Ajit K. Roy, Radhakrishnan Santhanakrishnan, Ancila Kaiparambil, Bunsen Wong, Gottfried Besenbruch, and Lloyd Brown

Mechanical Properties and Cracking Behavior of High-Temperature Heat-Exchanger Materials, Ajit K. Roy, Lalit Savalia, and Narendra Kothapalli

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Residual Stress Characterization in Structural Materials by Destructive and Nondestructive Techniques, Ajit K. Roy, Anand Venkatesh, Vikram Marthandam, Satish Dronavalli, Douglas P. Wells, and Ronald Rogge

Metallurgical and Corrosion Study of Alloy 800H, Ajit K. Roy and V Virupaksha

Use of Alloy 800H as a Heat-Exchanger Material, Ajit K. Roy, Vinay Virupaksha, and Jagadesh Yelavarthi

Tensile Properties and Corrosion Characteristics of Heat-Exchanger Materials, A. K. Roy, R. Karamcheti, and L. Savalia

Cracking of Zirconium Alloys under Cathodic Applied Potential, A K. Roy, U Valliyil, and E Givindaraj

Comparison of Distributed PD-like and Importance-based Fuzzy Logic Controllers for a Two-link Rigid-flexible Manipulator, Linda Z. Shi and Mohamed Trabia

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

Fuzzy Logic Control of a Projectile Smart Fin, Mohamed B. Trabia, Surya Kiran Parimi, and Woosoon Yim

Inverse Dynamics-Based Fuzzy Logic Control of a Projectile Smart Fin, Mohamed B. Trabia, Surya Kiran Parimi, and Woosoon Yim

A Hybrid Numerical Model for Simulating Atmospheric Dispersion, Xiuling Wang and Darrell Pepper

Application of an HP-Adaptive Technique for Heat, and Momentum Transport, Xiuling Wang and Darrell W. Pepper

Simulation of Heat, Mass, and Momentum Transfer Within Building Interiors, Xiuling Wang and Darrell W. Pepper

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A Three Dimensional Finite Element Model for Emergency Response, Xiuling Wang, Darrell W. Pepper, Yitung Chen, and Sean Hsieh

Zero Energy House for the Southern Nevada Area, Elena Wilkerson and Robert F. Boehm

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Instrumentation of YSZ oxygen sensor calibration in liquid lead-bismuth eutectic, X. Wu, Jian Ma, Yingtao Jiang, B. Fu, W. Hang, J. Zhang, and N. Li

Annotations and Functional Analyses of the Rice Wrky Gene Superfamily Reveal Positive and Negative Regulators of Abscisic Acid Signaling in Aleurone Cells, Zhen Xie, Zhong-Lin Zhang, Xiaolu Zou, Jie Huang, Paul Ruas, Daniel Thompson, and Qingxi J. Shen

Operation of Ionic Polymer-Metal Composites in Water, Woosoon Yim, Kwang J. Kim, Jason W. Paquette, and Doyeon Kim

Dynamics of High-Temperature Oxidation Accompanied by Scale Removal and Implications for Technological Applications, Jinsuo S. Zhang, Ning Li, and Yitung Chen

Corrosion Behaviors of US Steels in Flowing Lead-Bismuth Eutectic (LBE), Jinsuo S. Zhang, Ning Li, Yitung Chen, and A. E. Rusanov

Submissions from 2004

Introduction. American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Advanced Energy Systems Division (Publication), Robert F. Boehm

Incorporating Thermal Storage Into a SEGS Plant Using TRNSYS: A Status Report, Jade D. Braithwaite and Robert F. Boehm

A Charge-Diffusion-Filtration Model for Endothelial Surface Glycocalyx, Bin Chen and Bingmei Fu

An Electrodiffusion-Filtration Model for Effects of Endothelial Surface Glycocalyx on Microvessel Permeability to Macromolecules, Bin Chen and Bingmei M. Fu

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Developing a sensing system for the measurement of oxygen concentration in Liquid Pb-Bi Eutectic, Bingmei Fu, Yingtao Jiang, and Jian Ma

Acute VEGF Effect on Solute Permeability of Mammalian Microvessels in Vivo, Bingmei M. Fu and Shang Shen

VEGF-Induced Microvessel Hyperpermeability Increases Cancer Cell Adhesion in Vivo, Bingmei M. Fu and Shang Shen

Simulation of Concentrated Photovoltaic Cooling System, C. Halford and Robert F. Boehm

A Distributed Fuzzy Logic Controller for an Autonomous Vehicle, Neil Eugene Hodge, Linda Z. Shi, and Mohamed Trabia

Value Analysis of Building Energy Conservation Options, Arpakorn Kumpanon and Robert F. Boehm

High-Order Compact Schemes for Dispersive Media, J. Li and Y. Chen

MCNPX on Heterogeneous Clusters Using PVM and MPI, Daniel Robert Lowe, William G. Culbreth, and Trevor Wilcox

Thermal Analysis of a Concentrating Photovoltaic Receiver, Isaac Y. Mahderekal and Robert F. Boehm

Enhancement of Oxygen Transfer in Liquid Lead-Bismuth Eutectic by Natural Convection, Jian Ma, Peng Guo, and Jinsuo Zhang

Some observations on particle size and velocity measurements using phase doppler anemometry in plasma spray, Jian Ma, S. C.M. Yu, H. W. Ng, and Y. C. Lam

Conceptual Workcell Design and Throughput Analysis for Robotic Transmuter Fuel Fabrication, Georg F. Mauer and Jamil M. Renno

Design and Virtual Testing of Robotic Assembly Processes for Hot Cells, Georg F. Mauer and Jamil M. Renno

The Behavior of Ionic Polymer-Metal Composites in a Multi-Layer Configuration, Jason W. Paquette, Kwang J. Kim, and Doyeon Kim

Aquatic Robotic Propulsor Using Ionic Polymer-Metal Composite Artificial Muscle, J. W. Paquette, K. J. Kim, and Woosoon Yim

Numerical Modeling of the Turbulent Supersonic Flow over a Backward Facing Step, Valery Pnoyavin, Yitung Chen, Darrell Pepper, and Hsuan-Tsung Hsieh

Numerical Modeling of Unsteady Gas Flow Around the Projectile in the Light Gas Gun, Valery Ponyavin, Yitung Chen, Darrell Pepper, and Hsuan-Tsung Hsieh

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

End Point Position Control of Multi-Link Flexible Manipulators Using SDRE method, Jamil M. Renno, Woosoon Yim, and Sahjendra N. Singh

Environment Degradation of Martensitic Stainless Steels for Transmutation Applications, Ajit K. Roy, Phani P. Gudipati, and Venkataramakrishnan Selvaraj

High Temperature Deformation Characteristics of Martensitic Stainless Steels, Ajit K. Roy, Srinivasarao R. Kukatla, and Bhagath Yarlagadda

Stress Corrosion Cracking of Nuclear Transmutation Structural Materials, Ajit K. Roy, Ramprashad Prabhakaran, Mohammad K. Hossain, and Sudheer Sama