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

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Submissions from 1998

Computer Simulation of the Thermal Performance of a Parallel/Countercurrent Flow Heat Exchanger For Patient Thermal Comfort in Medical Applications, Samir F. Moujaes and D. Oliver

Determination of Local Two-Phase Variables and Flow Pattern Characterization in an Upward-Flow, Rectangular Channel, Samir F. Moujaes and J. C. Sparks

Development and Application of Computer Techniques to Environmental Studies, Darrell W. Pepper, C. A. Brebbia, and P. Zannetti

Parallel H-Adaptive Finite Element Model for Atmospheric Transport Prediction, Darrell W. Pepper, David B. Carrington, and Joseph M. Lombardo

Methods for Resolving Fan/Motor Vibration Problems in Air-Conditioning Units: Part I-Experimental Procedures for Identifying Vibration Modes Excited by Fan Impeller Imbalance, Charlie Teng, Douglas D. Reynolds, and Mohamed Trabia

Methods for Resolving Fan/Motor Vibration Problems in Air-Conditioning Units: Part II - Theoretical Models for Identifying Vibration Modes Excited by Fan Impeller Imbalance, Charlie Teng, Douglas D. Reynolds, and Mohamed Trabia

Methods for Resolving Fan/Motor Vibration Problems in Air-Conditioning Units: Part II - Experimental Procedures for Identifying Vibration Modes Excited by Fan Impeller Unbalance, Charlie Teng, Douglas D. Reynolds, and Mohamed B. Trabia

Methods for Resolving fan/motor Vibration Problems in Air-Conditioning Units: Part I - Analytical Models for Identifying Vibration Modes Excited by Fan Impeller Unbalance, C Teng, Mohamed B. Trabia, and Douglas D. Reynolds

Design of Fuzzy Logic Controllers for Optimal Performance, Mohamed Trabia and William E. McCarthy

Submissions from 1995

A Decompositional Algorithm for the Design of a Minimum Weight Multi-Stage Gearbox, S. Abayaweera and Mohamed Trabia

Numerical Simulation and Comments on Sieve Tray Spray-Column Direct Contact Heat Exchangers, R. A. Brickman and Robert F. Boehm

Optimization Analyses of Balanced, Liquid-Liquid Direct Contact Heat Exchangers, R. A. Brickman and Robert F. Boehm

Numerical Modeling of Heat Transfer in a Residential Room Space Configured With Reflective Insulation and Coatings, R. A. Brickman and S. F. Moujaes

Parallel Finite Element Algorithm for Three-Dimensional Inviscid and Viscous Flow, Frank P. Brueckner and Darrell Pepper

Effect of Water Flow On the Response of Repository-Type Geometries, Yu Chen and Robert F. Boehm

Development of Engineering Coursework on Nuclear Waste Management, William G. Culbreth

Experimental Investigation of Natural Convection About Drift-Emplaced Waste Canisters, William G. Culbreth and Qun Wang

Heat Transfer with Phase Change in Unsaturated Flows, A. Izzeldin, Y. Chen, and R. F. Boehm

Experimental verification of hydraulic robot for remote handling of HLNW, Samaan G. Ladkany, Shashidhar S. Channarayapatna, and Mohamed B. Trabia

Combining Interactive Modeling With Experiments in a Control Laboratory, Georg F. Mauer

Design of Fuzzy Logic Compensators for Complex Nonlinear Systems, Georg F. Mauer

Fuzzy Logic Controller for an ABS Braking System, Georg F. Mauer

Radiation and Convection Effects in a Drift Emplaced Nuclear Waste Container with Backfill, Samir F. Moujaes and A. Bhargava

Simulation and Evaluation of Passive Energy Technology in Residential Space, Samir F. Moujaes and Richard A. Brickman

Thermal Considerations in Vertically Emplaced High Level Nuclear Waste Containers, Samir F. Moujaes and Y. Lei

Thermal considerations in vertically emplaced high level nuclear waste containers, Samir F. Moujaes and Yao Lei

Pultruded Composite Structures for Pier, Sea Wall and Levy Applications, Brendan O'Toole and P. Roger McCombs

An Adaptive Finite-Element Model for Calculating Subsurface Transport of Contaminant, Darrell Pepper and D. E. Stephenson

Time-Split Finite Element Scheme for the PC, Darrell W. Pepper

Contaminated Groundwater Transport Using an Adaptive 3-D Finite Element Model, H Sethi and Darrell W. Pepper

Dynamic Feedback Linearization and Large Pitch Attitude Control of Satellite Using Solar Radiation Pressure, Sahjendra N. Singh and Woosoon Yim

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Predictive end point trajectory control of elastic manipulator, Woosoon Yim and Sahjendra N. Singh

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Trajectory control of flexible manipulator using macro-micro manipulator system, Woosoon Yim and Sahjendra N. Singh

Proceedings of the 1995 American Control Conference, Woosoon Yim and Sahjendra N. Singh

Submissions from 1994

Optimal Design of a Cold-Sea-Water Chiller, A. Bhargava, Mohamed Trabia, and Samir Moujaes

Maximizing 3-Phase Direct-Contact Heat-Exchanger Output, Richard A. Brickman and Robert F. Boehm

Experimental Heat Transfer and Fluid Flow Over Drift-Emplaced Canisters, W. G. Culbreth and S. Pattisam

Review of Advanced Techniques for Waste Canister Labeling, William G. Culbreth, B. K. Bhagi, and A. Kanjerla

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Long-Term Effects of Neutron Absorber and Fuel Matrix Corrosion on Criticality, William Culbreth and P. Zielinski

Multi-Barrier Borehole Canister Designs for a Tuff Repository, Dave E. James, R. L. Skaggs, and S. Mohansingh

Flow and Heat Transfer Around a Linear Array of Spheres, Barry Lloyd and Robert F. Boehm

Path-Planning of an Autonomous Vehicle Operating in an Unknown Environment Using a Fuzzy Logic Controller, William E. McCarthy and Mohamed Trabia

Simulation of Heat Transfer Around a Canister Placed Horizontally in a Drift, Samir F. Moujaes and A. Bhargava

Heat Transfer Effects in Vertically Emplaced High Level Nuclear Waste Container, Samir F. Moujaes and Y. M. Lei

Design of a Fuzzy Logic Controller for Swing-Damped Transport of an Overhead Crane Payload, Michael J. Nalley and Mohamed Trabia

Optimal Placement of a SCARA-Type Robot for Traversal of a Prescribed Path in Near-Minimum Time with Actuator and Obstacle Constraints, Michael J. Nalley and Mohamed Trabia

Modified Finite Element Method for Compressible Flow, Darrell W. Pepper

Cartesian Trajectory Control of a Flexible Manipulator using Sliding Mode, Woosoon Yim

Inverse Cartesian Trajectory Control and Stabilization of a Three-Axis Flexible Manipulator, Woosoon Yim

Calculation of Keff for Plutonium in High-Level Waste Packages, P. Zielinski and William Culbreth

Submissions from 1993

Use of Adaptive Finite Elements for Compressible Flow, Kevin Burton and Darrell Pepper

Experimental Investigation of Natural Convection About Drift-Emplaced Waste Canisters, William G. Culbreth and P. Zielinski

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Optimization of the Seating Position in a Human-Powered Vehicle, Y. Lei, Mohamed Trabia, and D. Too

General Papers in Heat Transfer: Natural and Forced Convection, Michael F. Modest

Heat Transfer in Vertical Concentric Cylinders in a High Level Nuclear Waste Repository, Samir F. Moujaes and Y. M. Lei

Object Oriented Relational Database for Assessing Radioactive Material Transport, Darrell W. Pepper and James A. Marino

Subsurface Transport of Radioactive Material Using Adaptive Finite Elements, Darrell W. Pepper and Dale E. Stephenson

Sliding Observer and Adaptive Control of Robot Manipulators Using Joint Position Feedback, Sahjendra N. Singh and Woosoon Yim

Planning near-minimum-length collision-free paths for robots, Mohamed Trabia

Continuous Force Model for Elastic-Plastic Impact of Solids, Mohamed B. Trabia

Cartesian Trajectory Control of a Flexible Manipulator Using Sliding Model, Woosoon Yim

Feedback Linearization of Differential-Algebraic Systems and Force and Position Control of Manipulators, Woosoon Yim and Sahjendra N. Singh

Inverse Force/End-Point Control, Zero Dynamics and Stabilization of Constrained Elastic Robots, Woosoon Yim and Sahjendra N. Singh

Experimental Two-Axis Vibration Suppression and Control of a Flexible Robot Arm, Woosoon Yim, Jichun Zuang, and Sahjendra N. Singh

Submissions from 1991

On-Line Determination of Available Torque in Internal Combustion Engines, Georg F. Mauer

Optimal Joint Trajectory Planning of a Single Link Elastic Robot, Mohamed B. Trabia and Woosoon Yim

Control of a Flexible Robotic Arm Using PD, Feedforward, and Linear Stabilizer, Woosoon Yim, Jichun Zuang, and Sahhjendra N. Singh

Submissions from 1989

Computer Simulation of a Three-Link Hydraulically Actuated Robotic Arm, William G. Culbreth and Allison J. Krueger

Flexible PC-Based Robot Controller, Georg F. Mauer, R. L. Skaggs, and R. M. Turner

Design Conditions for the Orientation and Attitude of a Robot Tool Carried by a 3-R Spherical Wrist, Mohamed B. Trabia and Joseph K. Davidson

Dynamic Simulation of a Three Degrees of Freedom Hydraulically Activated Robotic Arm with Flexible Links, Mohamed Trabia and Woosoon Yim