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CHAPTER 14: Energy exchange between coherent fluid structures and ionic polymer metal composites, toward flow sensing and energy harvesting

Peterson, S. D. & Porfiri, M. 2016 Ionic Polymer Metal Composites (IPMCs): Smart Multi-Functional Materials and Artificial Muscles, Volume 2. 18 ed. Royal Society of Chemistry, Vol. 2016-January, p. 1-18 18 p. (RSC Smart Materials; vol. 2016-January, no. 18)

Research output: ResearchChapter

Energy harvesting
Polymers
Metals
Fluids
Composite materials

Development of lightweight carbon nanofiber reinforced syntactic foam composites

Zeltmann, S. E., Poveda, R. & Gupta, N. Jan 1 2016 Advanced Composites for Aerospace, Marine, and Land Applications II. Springer International Publishing, p. 223-232 10 p.

Research output: ResearchChapter

Carbon nanofibers
Syntactics
Foams
Composite materials
Electric properties

What happens at the ionomer-electrode interfaces and how it influences sensing and actuation in ionic polymer metal composites

Cha, Y. & Porfiri, M. 2016 Ionic Polymer Metal Composites (IPMCs): Smart Multi-Functional Materials and Artificial Muscles, Volume 2. 17 ed. Royal Society of Chemistry, Vol. 2016-January, p. 169-184 16 p. (RSC Smart Materials; vol. 2016-January, no. 17)

Research output: ResearchChapter

Ionomers
Polymers
Metals
Electrodes
Composite materials
2015

Clay/Polymer nanocomposites: Processing, properties, and applications

Shunmugasamy, V. C., Xiang, C. & Gupta, N. Jan 1 2015 Hybrid and Hierarchical Composite Materials. Springer International Publishing, p. 161-200 40 p.

Research output: ResearchChapter

Nanocomposites
Polymers
Processing
clay
Clay

Fish-robot interactions: Robot fish in animal behavioral studies

Butail, S., Abaid, N., Macrí, S. & Porfiri, M. Jan 1 2015 Springer Tracts in Mechanical Engineering. Springer International Publishing, Vol. 12, p. 359-377 19 p. (Springer Tracts in Mechanical Engineering; vol. 12)

Research output: ResearchChapter

fishes
robots
animals
interactions
Fish

Hollow Glass Microspheres in Thermosets-Epoxy Syntactic Foams

Pinisetty, D., Shunmugasamy, V. C. & Gupta, N. May 11 2015 Hollow Glass Microspheres for Plastics, Elastomers, and Adhesives Compounds. Elsevier Inc., p. 147-174 28 p.

Research output: ResearchChapter

Thermosets
Syntactics
Microspheres
Foams
Glass
2013

Aluminum/Fly Ash Syntactic Foams: Synthesis, Microstructure and Properties

Luong, D. D., Gupta, N. & Rohatgi, P. K. Dec 27 2013 Advanced Carbon Materials and Technology. wiley, p. 379-417 39 p.

Research output: ResearchChapter

Coal Ash
Syntactics
Aluminum
Foams
Microstructure

Cellular and Molecular Mechanotransduction in Bone

Chen, J. C., Castillo, A. B. & Jacobs, C. R. Jun 2013 Osteoporosis: Fourth Edition. Elsevier Inc., p. 453-475 23 p.

Research output: ResearchChapter

Cellular Mechanotransduction
Bone and Bones
Biophysics
Chemokine CXCL12
Cyclic GMP-Dependent Protein Kinases

Energy harvesting from fluids using ionic polymer metal composites

Porfiri, M. & Peterson, S. D. Sep 1 2013 Advances in Energy Harvesting Methods. Springer New York, Vol. 9781461457053, p. 221-239 19 p.

Research output: ResearchChapter

Energy harvesting
Fluids
Composite materials
Polymers
Metals

Metal Matrix Composites for Automotive Applications

Macke, A., Schultz, B. F., Rohatgi, P. K. & Gupta, N. Oct 18 2013 Advanced Composite Materials for Automotive Applications: Structural Integrity and Crashworthiness. wiley, p. 313-344 32 p.

Research output: ResearchChapter

2012

Environmental applications of non-thermal plasmas

Becker, K. H. 2012 Biological and Environmental Applications of Gas Discharge Plasmas. Nova Science Publishers, Inc., p. 1-28 28 p.

Research output: ResearchChapter

liquid wastes
electrostatic precipitators
seats
carbon
solid wastes

Synchronous dynamics over numerosity-constrained stochastic networks

Abaid, N. & Porfiri, M. 2012 Applications of Chaos and Nonlinear Dynamics in Science and Engineering - Vol. 2. p. 95-121 27 p. (Understanding Complex Systems)

Research output: ResearchChapter

2011

Web-enabled remote control laboratory using an embedded ethernet microcontroller

Dubey, C., Wong, H., Kapila, V. & Kumar, P. 2011 Internet Accessible Remote Laboratories: Scalable E-Learning Tools for Engineering and Science Disciplines. IGI Global, p. 338-361 24 p.

Research output: ResearchChapter

Microcontrollers
Remote control
Ethernet
Interfaces (computer)
Internet
2009

A review of research on impulsive loading of marine composites

Porfiri, M. & Gupta, N. 2009 Major Accomplishments in Composite Materials and Sandwich Structures: An Anthology of ONR Sponsored Research. Springer Netherlands, p. 169-194 26 p.

Research output: ResearchChapter

Composite materials
Marine applications
Mechanics
Ocean structures
Sandwich structures
2000

Nonlinear dynamics, trajectory generation, and adaptive control of multiple spacecraft in periodic relative orbits

Yan, Q., Yang, G., Kapila, V. & De Queiroz, M. S. 2000 Advances in the Astronautical Sciences. Vol. 104, p. 159-173 15 p.

Research output: ResearchChapter

Spacecraft
Orbits
Trajectories
Position control
Controllers

Spectroscopic studies of high-pressure microhollow cathode discharge plasmas in Ne/H 2 and Ne/N 2 mixtures

Kurunczi, P. & Becker, K. 2000 IEEE International Conference on Plasma Science. IEEE, p. 84 1 p.

Research output: ResearchChapter

plasma jets
cathodes
direct current
molecules
1999

Aspheric optics at different quality levels and functional need

Becker, K., Doerband, B., Loercher, R. & Schmidt, M. 1999 Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers, Vol. 3739, p. 22-33 12 p.

Research output: ResearchChapter

aspheric optics
fabrication
Optics
Fabrication
Industry
1998

Fixed-structure controller design for systems with actuator amplitude and rate nonlinearities

Kapila, V. & Haddad, W. M. 1998 Proceedings of the IEEE Conference on Decision and Control. Vol. 1, p. 909-914 6 p.

Research output: ResearchChapter

Actuators
Controllers
Riccati equations
Limiters
Asymptotic stability

Fixed-structure robust controller synthesis for systems with elemental uncertainty bounding

Kapila, V. 1998 Proceedings of the IEEE Conference on Decision and Control. IEEE, Vol. 2, p. 1209-1210 2 p.

Research output: ResearchChapter

Controllers
Uncertainty
Linear systems

Heat transfer and fluid mechanics of herschel-bulkley fluids

Vradis, G. C. 1998 American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Fluids Engineering Division (Publication) FED. Vol. 246, p. 85-90 6 p.

Research output: ResearchChapter

Fluid mechanics
Heat transfer
Fluids
Yield stress
Geometry

Heat transfer in laminar flow of a yield-pseudoplastic fluid over an axisymmetric sudden expansion

Hammad, K. J. & Vradis, G. C. 1998 American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Heat Transfer Division, (Publication) HTD. 2 ed. Vol. 357, p. 161-166 6 p.

Research output: ResearchChapter

Laminar flow
Heat transfer
Fluids
Nusselt number
Prandtl number

Model predictive control of systems with actuator amplitude and rate saturation

Kapila, V. & Valluri, S. 1998 Proceedings of the IEEE Conference on Decision and Control. IEEE, Vol. 2, p. 1396-1401 6 p.

Research output: ResearchChapter

Model predictive control
Actuators
Lyapunov functions
Set theory
Linear systems

Sector passification via dynamic feedback compensation

Kapila, V., Kelkar, A. G., Mao, Y. & Joshi, S. M. 1998 Proceedings of the IEEE Conference on Decision and Control. IEEE, Vol. 4, p. 3867-3869 3 p.

Research output: ResearchChapter

Feedback
Compensation and Redress
Dynamical systems
Controllers
1997

Application of transient radiative transfer equation to oceanographic lidar

Mitra, K. & Kumar, S. 1997 American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Heat Transfer Division, (Publication) HTD. Vol. 353, p. 359-365 7 p.

Research output: ResearchChapter

Radiative transfer
Optical radar
Scattering
Pulsed lasers
Fish

Flow of yield - Stress fluids in complex geometries

Vradis, G. C. 1997 American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Fluids Engineering Division (Publication) FED. Vol. 243, p. 143-148 6 p.

Research output: ResearchChapter

Yield stress
Fluids
Geometry
1996

Active control of gaseous systems: A fuzzy logic approach

Kiriakidis, K., Tzes, A. & Vradis, G. 1996 American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Fluids Engineering Division (Publication) FED. Vol. 242, p. 61-67 7 p.

Research output: ResearchChapter

Fuzzy logic
Flow rate
Controllers
Gases
Uncertainty

Laminar axisymmetric recirculating flow of a nonlinear viscoplastic fluid

Hammad, K. J., Otugen, M. V., Vradis, G. C. & Arik, E. B. 1996 American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Applied Mechanics Division, AMD. Vol. 217, p. 17-22 6 p.

Research output: ResearchChapter

Fluids
Reynolds number
Shear thinning
Laminar flow
Velocity measurement

Pulsatile flows of a bingham plastic in circular pipes

Hammad, K. J. & Vradis, G. C. 1996 American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Fluids Engineering Division (Publication) FED. Vol. 237, p. 685-690 6 p.

Research output: ResearchChapter

Pulsatile flow
Pipe
Flow rate
Plastics
Strouhal number

The evolution of planar and axisymmetric yield / power-law jets

Jafri, I. H. & Vradis, G. C. 1996 American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Applied Mechanics Division, AMD. Vol. 217, p. 27-32 6 p.

Research output: ResearchChapter

Fluids
Yield stress
Temperature
Plant expansion
Prandtl number

Transient radiative transfer through scattering absorbing media

Mitra, K. & Kumar, S. 1996 American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Heat Transfer Division, (Publication) HTD. Vol. 332, p. 171-178 8 p.

Research output: ResearchChapter

Radiative transfer
Scattering
Fluxes
1991

Strongly implicit solutions of the incompressible steady Navier- Stokes equations in general curvilinear coordinate systems

Vradis, G., Zalak, V. & Bentson, J. 1991 Unknown Host Publication Title.

Research output: ResearchChapter

Navier Stokes equations
Linear equations
Geometry
1988

FABRICATION OF A Ni//3Al/Al//2O//3 COMPOSITE BY PRESSURE CASTING.

Nourbakhsh, S., Liang, F. L. & Margolin, H. 1988 Adv Mater Manuf Processes. 1 ed. Vol. 3, p. 57-78 22 p.

Research output: ResearchChapter

Casting
Fibers
Composite materials
Liquid metals
Infiltration
1974

COMPARATIVE STUDY OF VERTICAL UPFLOW AND DOWNFLOW IN A UNIFORMLY HEATED BOILING FLUID.

Thorsen, R. S., Dobran, F. & Alcorta, J. A. 1974 Unknown Host Publication Title. Jpn Soc of Mech Eng, p. 155-159 5 p.

Research output: ResearchChapter

Boiling liquids
Heat flux
Heat transfer
Fluids
Flow visualization
1973
Forced convection
Heat radiation
Gases
Hot Temperature
Heat convection

VARIABLE-PROPERTY TURBULENT FLOW IN A HORIZONTAL SMOOTH TUBE DURING UNIFORM HEATING AND CONSTANT SURFACE-TEMPERATURE COOLING.

Zucchetto, J. & Thorsen, R. S. Feb 1973 Journal of Heat Transfer, Transactions ASME. 1 ed. Vol. 95 Ser C, p. 134-135 2 p.

Research output: ResearchChapter

Turbulent flow
Friction
Cooling
Heating
Temperature
1971

Combined conduction, convection, and radiation effects in optically thin tube flow

THORSEN RS, R. S. Jan 1 1971 ASME Pap 710Ht-17 for meeting.

Research output: ResearchChapter

Radiation effects
Pipe flow
Gases
Convection
Radiation
1970

COMBINED FORCED CONVECTION AND RADIATION HEAT TRANSFER IN ASYMMETRICALLY HEATED PARALLEL PLATE CHANNELS

LIU ST, S. T. & THORSEN RS, R. S. 1970 Unknown Host Publication Title. p. 32-44 13 p.

Research output: ResearchChapter

Forced convection
Heat radiation
Gases
Heat generation
Laminar flow