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A micromechanical model to study failure of polymer-glass syntactic foams at high strain rates

Shams, A., Panteghini, A., Bardella, L. & Porfiri, M. Jul 1 2017 In : Computational Materials Science. 135, p. 189-204 16 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

High Strain Rate
Foam
Polymers
Model
Syntax

An alternative explanation of back-relaxation in ionic polymer metal composites

Porfiri, M., Leronni, A. & Bardella, L. May 1 2017 In : Extreme Mechanics Letters. 13, p. 78-83 6 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Polymers
Metals
Composite materials
Electric potential
Electrostatics

Analysis of Dynamical Robustness to Noise in Power Grids

Gambuzza, L. V., Buscarino, A., Fortuna, L., Porfiri, M. & Frasca, M. Jan 25 2017 (Accepted/In press) In : IEEE Journal on Emerging and Selected Topics in Circuits and Systems.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Synchronization
Electric power transmission networks
Complex networks
Robustness (control systems)
Identification (control systems)

Analysis of hydroelastic slamming of flexible structures: Modeling and experiments

Shams, A., Zhao, S. & Porfiri, M. 2017 In : Procedia Engineering. 199, p. 1484-1488 5 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Flexible structures
Water
Experiments
Atmospheric pressure
Pneumatic control

A natural user interface to integrate citizen science and physical exercise

Palermo, E., Laut, J., Nov, O., Cappa, P. & Porfiri, M. Feb 1 2017 In : PLoS ONE. 12, 2, e0172587

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

user interface
volunteers
exercise
User interfaces
Costs

An Interactive Robotic Fish Exhibit for Designed Settings in Informal Science Learning

Phamduy, P., Leou, M., Milne, C. & Porfiri, M. May 15 2017 (Accepted/In press) In : IEEE Transactions on Education.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

science
learning
Fish
Robotics
experience

Development of glass microballoon/HDPE syntactic foams by compression molding

Gupta, N. 2017 In : Composites Part B: Engineering. 130, p. 119-131

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Drop morphologies on flexible fibers: influence of elastocapillary effects

Sauret, A., Boulogne, F., Somszor, K., Dressaire, E. & Stone, H. A. 2017 In : Soft Matter. 13, 1, p. 134-140 7 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

fibers
Fibers
liquids
Liquids
flexibility

Highly compressible fluorescent particles for pressure sensing in liquids

Cellini, F., Peterson, S. D. & Porfiri, M. May 29 2017 In : Applied Physics Letters. 110, 22, 221904

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

liquids
pressure sensitive paints
air flow
pressure sensors
particle image velocimetry

Hydroelastic slamming of flexible wedges: Modeling and experiments from water entry to exit

Shams, A., Zhao, S. & Porfiri, M. Mar 1 2017 In : Physics of Fluids. 29, 3, 037107

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

slamming
entry
wedges
water
particle image velocimetry

Improvement of Positive Pressure Ventilation by optimizing stairwell door opening area

Panindre, P., Mousavi, N. S. S. & Kumar, S. Sep 1 2017 In : Fire Safety Journal. 92, p. 195-198 4 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

ventilation
Ventilation
tactics
fans
air

Information flow in a model of policy diffusion: an analytical study

Porfiri, M. & Ruiz Marin, M. Jul 22 2017 (Accepted/In press) In : IEEE Transactions on Network Science and Engineering.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Entropy
Markov processes
Probability distributions
Large scale systems
Time series

Information theory and robotics meet to study predator-prey interactions

Neri, D., Ruberto, T., Cord-Cruz, G. & Porfiri, M. Jul 1 2017 In : Chaos. 27, 7, 073111

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Predator-prey
Information Theory
Robotics
Entropy
Interaction

In-silico experiments of zebrafish behaviour: Modeling swimming in three dimensions

Mwaffo, V., Butail, S. & Porfiri, M. Jan 10 2017 In : Scientific Reports. 7, 39877

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Animals
Modulation
Experiments
Swimming
Mammals

In situ temperature sensing with fluorescent chitosan-coated PNIPAAm/alginate beads

Barbieri, M., Cellini, F., Cacciotti, I., Peterson, S. D. & Porfiri, M. Oct 1 2017 In : Journal of Materials Science. 52, 20, p. 12506-12512 7 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Chitosan
Velocity measurement
Temperature
alginic acid
poly-N-isopropylacrylamide

Integrating mechatronics in project-based learning of Malaysian high school students and teachers

Tauro, F., Cha, Y., Rahim, F., Sattar Rasul, M., Osman, K., Halim, L., Dennisur, D., Esner, B. & Porfiri, M. Oct 1 2017 In : International Journal of Mechanical Engineering Education. 45, 4, p. 297-320 24 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

engineering
teacher
school
learning
student

Mechanical properties of epoxy matrix-borosilicate glass hollow-particle syntactic foams

Zeltmann, S. E., Chen, B. & Gupta, N. 2017 In : Materials Performance and Characterization. 6, 1, p. 1-16 16 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Borosilicate glass
Syntactics
Foams
Strain rate
Mechanical properties

Mixed-reality learning environments: Integrating mobile interfaces with laboratory test-beds

Frank, J. A. & Kapila, V. Jul 1 2017 In : Computers and Education. 110, p. 88-104 17 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

learning environment
Mobile devices
interaction
evaluation
experience

Modeling fluid-structure interactions during impact loading of water-backed panels

Shams, A., Lopresto, V. & Porfiri, M. Jul 1 2017 In : Composite Structures. 171, p. 576-590 15 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Fluid structure interaction
Water
Integrodifferential equations
Potential flow
Structural dynamics

Modelling compression sensing in ionic polymer metal composites

Volpini, V., Bardella, L., Rodella, A., Cha, Y. & Porfiri, M. Feb 13 2017 In : Smart Materials and Structures. 26, 3, 035030

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Polymers
Compaction
Metals
Composite materials
composite materials

Numerical Estimation of Balanced and Falling States for Constrained Legged Systems

Mummolo, C., Mangialardi, L. & Kim, J. H. Jan 4 2017 (Accepted/In press) In : Journal of Nonlinear Science. p. 1-33 33 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Robots
Controllers
Dynamical systems
Trajectories
Boundary conditions

Positive Pressure Ventilation for fighting wind-driven high-rise fires: Simulation-based analysis and optimization

Panindre, P., Mousavi, N. S. S. & Kumar, S. Jan 1 2017 In : Fire Safety Journal. 87, p. 57-64 8 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

ventilation
optimization
simulation
Ventilation
Fires

Prediction of modulus at various strain rates from dynamic mechanical analysis data for polymer matrix composites

Zeltmann, S. E., Prakash, K. A., Doddamani, M. & Gupta, N. Jul 1 2017 In : Composites Part B: Engineering. 120, p. 27-34 8 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Polymer matrix composites
Dynamic mechanical analysis
Strain rate
Viscoelasticity
Polymers

Reorientations of the large-scale flow in turbulent convection in a cube

Foroozani, N., Niemela, J. J., Armenio, V. & Sreenivasan, K. R. Mar 10 2017 In : Physical Review E - Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics. 95, 3, 033107

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Regular hexahedron
Convection
retraining
convection
Observation

Reynolds number scaling of velocity increments in isotropic turbulence

Iyer, K. P., Sreenivasan, K. R. & Yeung, P. K. Feb 10 2017 In : Physical Review E - Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics. 95, 2, 021101

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Increment
Reynolds number
Turbulence
Scaling
Range of data

Security features embedded in computer aided design (CAD) solid models for additive manufacturing

Chen, F., Mac, G. & Gupta, N. 2017 In : Materials and Design. 128, p. 182 194 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Sensitivity of helioseismic measurements of normal-mode coupling to flows and sound-speed perturbations

Hanasoge, S. M., Woodard, M., Antia, H. M., Gizon, L. & Sreenivasan, K. R. Sep 11 2017 In : Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society. 470, 2, p. 1404-1420 17 p., stx1298

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

coupled modes
derivation
anomalies
perturbation
acoustics

Social signals as design interventions for enhancing citizen science contributions*

Diner, D., Nakayama, S., Nov, O. & Porfiri, M. Mar 11 2017 (Accepted/In press) In : Information Communication and Society. p. 1-18 18 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

citizen
science
Group
Feedback
Monitoring

Spatial memory training in a citizen science context

Palermo, E., Laut, J., Nov, O., Cappa, P. & Porfiri, M. Aug 1 2017 In : Computers in Human Behavior. 73, p. 38-46 9 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Spatial Memory
Learning
Data storage equipment
Navigation
Modality

Special Issue Editorial: Robotics: Mechanics and Control of Locomotion

Porfiri, M. Apr 27 2017 (Accepted/In press) In : Journal of Nonlinear Science. p. 1-3 3 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Symbolic dynamics of animal interaction

Porfiri, M. & Ruiz Marín, M. Dec 21 2017 In : Journal of Theoretical Biology. 435, p. 145-156 12 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Symbolic Dynamics
Animals
Entropy
Interaction
entropy

The Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor Fluoxetine Directly Inhibits Osteoblast Differentiation and Mineralization During Fracture Healing in Mice

Bradaschia-Correa, V., Josephson, A. M., Mehta, D., Mizrahi, M., Neibart, S. S., Liu, C., Kennedy, O. D., Castillo, A. B., Egol, K. A. & Leucht, P. 2017 (Accepted/In press) In : Journal of Bone and Mineral Research.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Fracture Healing
Fluoxetine
Serotonin Uptake Inhibitors
Osteoblasts
Bony Callus

Three-dimensional scoring of zebrafish behavior unveils biological phenomena hidden by two-dimensional analyses

MacRì, S., Neri, D., Ruberto, T., Mwaffo, V., Butail, S. & Porfiri, M. Dec 1 2017 In : Scientific Reports. 7, 1, 1962

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Biological Phenomena
Zebrafish
Animal Welfare
Biological Science Disciplines
Locomotion

Unmixing demonstration with a twist: A photochromic Taylor-Couette device

Fonda, E. & Sreenivasan, K. R. Oct 1 2017 In : American Journal of Physics. 85, 10, p. 796-800 5 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

fluids
concentric cylinders
reversing
Couette flow
viscous fluids

Water entry of compliant slender bodies: Theory and experiments

Jalalisendi, M. & Porfiri, M. 2017 (Accepted/In press) In : International Journal of Mechanical Sciences.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

slender bodies
entry
cross sections
water
Water

Water impact of syntactic foams

Shams, A., Zhao, S. & Porfiri, M. 2017 In : Materials. 10, 3, 224

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Syntactics
Foams
Water
Hydrodynamics
Fluid structure interaction

Wear response of walnut-shell-reinforced epoxy composites

Doddamani, M., Parande, G., Manakari, V., Siddhalingeshwar, I. G., Gaitonde, V. N. & Gupta, N. 2017 In : Materials Performance and Characterization. 6, 1, p. 55-79 25 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Wear of materials
Composite materials
Fillers
Experiments
Byproducts

Windows of opportunity for synchronization in stochastically coupled maps

Golovneva, O., Jeter, R., Belykh, I. & Porfiri, M. Feb 1 2017 In : Physica D: Nonlinear Phenomena. 340, p. 1-13 13 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

synchronism
complex systems
switches
exponents
engineering
2016
microplasmas
shot
inclusions
physics

Activating social strategies: Face-to-face interaction in technology-mediated citizen science

Cappa, F., Laut, J., Nov, O., Giustiniano, L. & Porfiri, M. Nov 1 2016 In : Journal of Environmental Management. 182, p. 374-384 11 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

science
citizen
project
Information technology
Monitoring

A Mechatronics-Based Platform for In Situ Strain Measurement Through Mechanochromic Polymers

Cellini, F., Osma, S., Peterson, S. D. & Porfiri, M. Dec 1 2016 In : IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics. 21, 6, p. 2889-2995 107 p., 7494665

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Strain measurement
Mechatronics
Fluorescence
Polymers
Environmental engineering

An Autonomous Charging System for a Robotic Fish

Phamduy, P., Cheong, J. & Porfiri, M. Dec 1 2016 In : IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics. 21, 6, p. 2953-2963 11 p., 7494612

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Fish
Robotics
Controllers
Swimming
Autonomous underwater vehicles

A network model for Ebola spreading

Rizzo, A., Pedalino, B. & Porfiri, M. Apr 7 2016 In : Journal of Theoretical Biology. 394, p. 212-222 11 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Network Model
Model
Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever
Virus
Ebolavirus

A novel permanent gauge-cam station for surface-flow observations on the Tiber River

Tauro, F., Petroselli, A., Porfiri, M., Giandomenico, L., Bernardi, G., Mele, F., Spina, D. & Grimaldi, S. Jun 22 2016 In : Geoscientific Instrumentation, Methods and Data Systems. 5, 1, p. 241-251 11 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

gauge
river
station
flow velocity
hydrology