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    • Scaling And Machine Learning Analysis Of Turbulent Fluxes Of Momentum And Heat In The Microclimate Of An Urban Canyon 

      Moradi, Mohsen; Lubitz, William D.; Krayenhoff, E. Scott; Aliabadi, Amir A. (CSME-SCGM, 2018-05)
      Turbulent flow inside the urban roughness sublayer, despite its complexities, plays a crucial role in the microclimate of the built environment. The parameterization of flow in the urban roughness sublayer provides a better ...
    • Sensor Filtering And Position Tracking Of A Simulated Planar Bipedal Robot 

      Rossi, Stefano; Gadsden, Stephen Andrew (CSME-SCGM, 2018-05)
      The development of a humanoid robot is a very prevalent area of research today. Legged robots have many advantages over wheeled robots on rough or uneven terrains, and are more suitable for an everyday household setting, ...
    • Shaker Vibration Test Of Epoxy Composites Reinforced With Pristine And Functionalized Carbon Nanotubes 

      Rafiee, Mohammad; Nitzsche, Fred; Labrosse, Michel (CSME-SCGM, 2018-05)
      The vibration and damping characteristics of epoxy composites reinforced with pristine and functionalized multi-walled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs) were investigated experimentally with potential use as integral passive damping ...
    • Shear Layer Instabilities In A Counter-Flowing Wall Jet 

      Sharma, Sachin; Jesudhas, Vimaldoss (CSME-SCGM, 2018-05)
      Counter-flowing wall jets are often used in heat transfer and combustion applications. While several experimental and numerical studies have been conducted to evaluate the characteristics of counter-flowing wall jets, their ...
    • Simulating Layup Defects During Tow Steering In Automated Fiber Placement 

      Bakhshi, Nima; Hojjati, Mehdi (CSME-SCGM, 2018-05)
      Automated Fiber Placement (AFP) offers valuable advantages which make this technology a suitable candidate for producing high-quality parts in the aerospace industry. However, there are limitations: number of defects may ...
    • Smelling Through Microfluidic Olfaction Technology 

      Mehrabi, Pouria; Hui, Justin; Montazeri, Mahyar Mohaghegh; Nguyen, Kim Tien; Logel, Abigail; O'Brian, Allen; Hoorfar, Mina (CSME-SCGM, 2018-05)
      Detection of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in the exhaled breath is found to be a promising method to diagnose different diseases. The amount of alcohol or drugs absorbed/inhaled in the body can also be measured using ...
    • Sonification of Flow Instabilities in CFD Aneurysm Models 

      MacDonald, Daniel E.; Natarajan, Thangam; Windeyer, Richard C.; Coppin, Peter W.; Steinman, David A. (CSME-SCGM, 2018-05)
      Recent investigations using image-based computational flow dynamics (CFD) have revealed turbulent-like blood flow instabilities (hemodynamics) within intracranial cerebral aneurysms and surrounding vasculature, which may ...
    • The Spanwise Variation Of Roof-Level Turbulence In A Street Canyon Flow 

      Jaroslawski, Tomek; Savory, Eric; Perret, Laurent; Blackman, Karin (CSME-SCGM, 2018-05)
      The effect of upstream roughness on turbulent street canyon flow is presented. Horizontal measurements were conducted at near roof level of a street canyon using particle image velocimetry in a wind tunnel. Three upstream ...
    • State Of Charge And Parameter Estimation Of Electric Vehicle Batteries 

      Bustos, Richard; Siddique, Abu Raihan Mohammad; Cheema, Taranjit; Gadsden, Stephen Andrew; Mahmud, Shohel (2018-05)
      Due to rising global environmental issues, electric vehicles (EV) are growing in popularity and will eventually replace vehicles that use internal combustion engines (ICE). EVs draw their power from batteries. Batteries ...
    • Strategies For Improving Electrospinability Of Polysulfone 

      Borojeni, Iman Azarian; Zhou, Biao; Eichhorn, S. Holger (CSME-SCGM, 2018-05)
      The overall objective of this study is the fabrication of defect-free electrospun mats of polysulfone (PSU) for applications as a porous support for proton exchange membranes. Electrospinning of PSU from dimethylformamide ...
    • A Study Of The Thermal And Mechanical Properties Of Recycled Crosslinked Hdpe 

      Santos, Jardel Nobrega Dos; Jayaraman, Raghavan (CSME-SCGM, 2018-05)
      Crosslinked high-density polyethylene (XHDPE) is used to manufacture large and rigid products, such as fuel tanks, using a rotomolding process. Currently, defective and post-consumer parts are not recycled and sent to ...
    • Synthesis Of Diamond-Like Carbon By Pecvd On Different Substrates For Fuel Cell Applications 

      Alaefour, Ibrahim; Shahgaldi, Samaneh; Zhao, Jian; Li, Xianguo (CSME-SCGM, 2018-05)
      Lower cost, lighter weight, and higher electrical conductivity are among many advantages of using metallic bipolar plates (BPs) over the conventional graphitic materials in PEM fuel cell applications. In this study, ...
    • Temperature Measurements Of N-Heptane Injection And Combustion In The Ignition Quality Tester (LQT™) 

      Hmood, Osama; Matilda, Edgar; Gardiner, Dave; Menard, Luc; Ramadan, Omar; Wilcox, Aaron; Webster, Gary (CSME-SCGM, 2018-05)
      An experimental work has been conducted to investigate the ignition of n-heptane in the ignition quality tester (IQT™) by using fine gage thermocouples. A set of eight butt-welded exposed junction thermocouples (TCs) were ...
    • Testing Analysis of Freezing Phenomenon in Conventional Carbon Steel Pipes 

      Rezvani Rad, Milad; Marsden, Rick; McDonald, André (CSME-SCGM, 2018-05)
      Solidification of water in closed piping systems is a common phenomenon in both the industrial and residential sectors. In some cases, the resulting damage may be both costly and dangerous and thus warrants attention. ...
    • Thermal And Hydraulic Performance Of A Novel Evaporator Coil For Refrigeration Systems 

      Elkady, Hossam; Elsharqawy, Mostafa; Saad, Sameh; Ahmed, Kazi (CSME-SCGM, 2018-05)
      With increasing energy cost and constraints on emission standards, there is a strong need to reduce energy consumption and/or increase equipment efficiency. Refrigeration systems are the third largest use of electricity ...
    • Thermal Conductivity Of Advanced Architected Cellular Materials 

      Mirabolghasemi, Armin; Akbarzadeh, Hamid; Rodrigue, Denis; Therriault, Daniel (CSME-SCGM, 2018-05)
    • Thermal Conductivity Of Beta-Arsenene Under Biaxial Tensile Strain: A First Principle Study 

      Taheri, Armin; Da Silva, Carlos; Amon, Cristina (CSME-SCGM, 2018-05)
      A first principle study is conducted to explore the phonon thermal transport in a buckled arsenene monolayer (Beta-As) subjected to tensile strain. The results showed that the thermal conductivity first decreases with ...
    • Thermal Management For Efficient Fast Refill Of Compressed Natural Gas 

      Lan, Aiqing; Li, Ri; Brinkerhoff, Joshua (CSME-SCGM, 2018-05)
      As an alternative fuel, compressed natural gas (CNG) plays an important role fueling transportation. Like driving other types of vehicles, drivers of CNG-powered vehicles prefer to refill on-board CNG tanks in a short time, ...
    • Thermal Management of Electrical and Electronic Systems Using PCM 

      Alomair, Yazeed A.; Alomair, Muath; Tasnim, Syed; Abdullah, Hussein A.; Mahmud, Shohel (CSME-SCGM, 2018-05)
      The present experimental research investigates transient thermal performance of a PCM-based thermal management system for cooling electronics components. The proposed system consists of a heatsink that is submerged into ...
    • Thermal management of PQ transformer for a passively cooled power module 

      Dey, Anshuman; Shafiei, Navid; Khandekar, Rahul; Lau, Kevin; Eberle, Wilson; Li, Ri (CSME-SCGM, 2018-05)
      In this paper we study the thermal performance of a 5 kW rectifier module experimentally and numerically, with the aim of changing the cooling methodology from an active cooled (fan cooled) to a passively cooled system. ...

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