Recent Submissions

  • Rechargeable membraneless glucose biobattery: Towards solid-state cathodes for implantable enzymatic devices. 

    Yazdi, A.A.; Preite, R.; Milton, D.R.; Hickey, D.P.; Xu, J.; Minteer, S.D. (Elsevier, 2017-03-01)
    Enzymatic biobatteries can be implanted in living organisms to exploit the chemical energy stored in physiological fluids. Generally, commonly-used electron donors (such as sugars) are ubiquitous in physiological environments, ...
  • Numerical modeling and experimental study of solution-blown nonwovens formed on a rotating drum 

    Ghosal, Arkaprovo; Sinha-Ray, Sumit; Sinha-Ray, Suman; Yarin, Alexander L.; Pourdeyhimi, Behnam (Elsevier, 2016-10-22)
    In this work the three-dimensional architecture and properties of solution-blown laydown formed on a rotating drum are studied using the system of quasi-one-dimensional equations of the dynamics of free liquid polymer ...
  • Pool Boiling of Novec 7300 and DI water on Nano-textured Heater Covered with Supersonically Blown or Electrospun Polymer Nanofibers 

    Sinha-Raya, Sumit; Zhang, Wenshuo; Sahu, Rakesh, P.; Sinha-Raya, Suman; Yarin, Alexander, L. (Elsevier, 2016-06-19)
    In this work we study pool boiling of Novec 7300 and DI water on bare copper surface and copper surface covered with supersonically-blown or electrospun polymer nanofibers. In distinction from the previous works nanofibers ...
  • INFLUENCE OF RAIL FLEXIBILITY IN A WHEEL/RAIL WEAR PREDICTION MODEL 

    Aceituno, Javier, F.; Wang, Pu; Wang, Liang; Shabana, Ahmed, A. (SAGE Publications, 2015-11-24)
    The aim of this paper is to study the influence of rail flexibility when a wheel/rail wear prediction model that computes the material loss based on an energy approach is used. The wheel/rail wear model used in this ...
  • Self-healing three-dimensional bulk materials based on core-shell nanofibers 

    Lee, Min Wook; An, Seongpil; Kim, Yong-Il; Yoon, Sam, S.; Yarin, Alexander, L. (Elsevier, 2017-10-09)
    In this study, electrospun core-shell nanofibers containing healing agents are embedded into a three-dimensional bulk matrix in a simple versatile process. Two types of the healing agents (resin monomer and cure) are ...
  • INTEGRATION OF GEOMETRY AND ANALYSIS FOR THE STUDY OF LIQUID SLOSHING IN RAILROAD VEHICLE DYNAMICS 

    Shi, Huailong; Wang, Liang; Nicolsen, Brynne; Shabana, Ahmed, A. (SAGE Publications, 2017-03)
    A new continuum-based liquid sloshing approach that accounts for the effect of complex fluid and tank-car geometry on railroad vehicle dynamics is developed in this investigation. A unified geometry/analysis mesh is used ...
  • Wetting of Inclined Nano-textured Surfaces by Self-healing Agents 

    An, Seongpil; Kim, Yong II; Yarin, Alexander, L.; Yoon, Sam, S. (AIP Publishing, 2017-11)
    Experiments were conducted to study spreading of droplets of liquid healing agents on tilted nanofiber mats, which is relevant in the framework of self-healing engineered materials with vascular networks. In the present ...
  • Dynamic Characterization of a Ducted Inverse Diffusion Flame Using Recurrence Analysis 

    Sen, Uddalok; Gangopadhyay, Tryambak; Bhattacharya, Chandrachur; Mukhopadhyay, Achintya; Sen, Swarnendu (Taylor & Francis, 2017-09-25)
    Normal diffusion flame or partially premixed flame is used in many applications, such as aviation engines, tanks, ocean vessels, and industrial furnaces, because of its high flame stability and relatively low susceptibility ...
  • Use of independent volume parameters in the development of new large displacement ANCF triangular plate/shell elements 

    Pappalardo, Carmine, M.; Zhang, Zhigang; Shabana, Ahmed, A. (Springer Verlag, 2018-01-04)
    In this paper, a new unified kinematic description, obtained from Bezier geometry using linear mapping and position vector gradients associated with three independent parameters, is used to develop large displacement ...
  • Detection of Vapor Released from Sublimating Materials Encased in Porous Medium 

    Zhang, Wenshuo; Zussman, Eyal; Yarin, Alexander, L. (Elsevier, 2018-03)
    Detection of materials encased in porous media is important in many applications and can be attempted via sensing vapor sublimating from them. Development of such sensors requires evaluation of vapor concentration expected ...
  • Scaling Laws in Directional Spreading of Droplets on Wettability-Confined Diverging Tracks 

    Sen, Uddalok; Chatterjee, Souvick; Ganguly, Ranjan; Dodge, Richard; Yu, Lisha; Megaridid, Constantine, M. (American Chemical Society, 2018-01-11)
    Spontaneous pumpless transport of droplets on wettability-confined tracks is important for various applications, such as rapid transport and mixing of fluid droplets, enhanced dropwise condensation, biomedical devices, and ...
  • Drastic sensing enhancement using acoustic bubbles for surface-based microfluidic sensors 

    Vellis, A. De; Gritsenko, D.; Lin, Y.; Wu, Z.; Zhang, X.; Pan, Y.; Xue, W.; Xu, J. (Elsevier, 2016-11)
    There is a high demand for ultrafast biosensors for industrial and public health applications. However, the performance of existing sensors is often limited by the slow mass transport process in traditional pressure-driven ...
  • Simultaneous 3D MR elastography of the in vivo mouse brain 

    Kearney, Steven, P.; Majumdar, Shreyan; Royston, Thomas, J.; Klatt, Dieter (IOP Publishing, 2017-09-15)
    The feasibility of sample interval modulation (SLIM) magnetic resonance elastography (MRE) for the in vivo mouse brain is assessed, and an alternative SLIM-MRE encoding method is introduced. In SLIM-MRE, the phase accumulation ...
  • Pantograph/Catenary Contact Formulations 

    Kulkarni, S.; Pappalardo, C.M.; Shabana, A.A. (American Society of Mechanical Engineers, 2016-04)
    In this investigation, the pantograph/catenary contact is examined using two different formulations. The first is an elastic contact formulation that allows for the catenary/panhead separation and for the analysis of the ...
  • Localized Mechanical Stress Induced Ionic Redistribution in a Layered LiCoO2 Cathode 

    Yao, W.T.; Long, F.; Shahbazian-Yassar, R. (American Chemical Society, 2016-10-13)
    Controlling the transport of ions within electrodes is highly desirable for the operation of rechargeable ion batteries. Here, for the first time, we report the role of mechanical stress in controlling the redistribution ...
  • Adhesion of blended polymer films 

    Staszel, C.; Sinha-Ray, S.; Yarin, A.L.; Pourdeyhimi, B. (Elsevier, 2017-03-10)
    In this work, the adhesion energies of two dissimilar polymer films after thermal bonding are studied. The films were formed from the emulsions of polycaprolactone (PCL) and nylon-6 (N6) spin-coated onto metal substrates. ...
  • A two-dimensional shear deformable ANCF consistent rotation-based formulation beam element. 

    Zheng, Y.H.; Shabana, A.A. (2016-09-29)
    It has been demonstrated recently that the absolute nodal coordinate formulation (ANCF) can be used to develop lower-order consistent rotation-based formulations (CRBFs) that employ finite rotation parameters as nodal ...
  • Evidence of Faradaic Reactions in Electrostatic Atomizers 

    Sankaran, A.; Staszel, C.; Sahu, R.P.; Yarin, A.L.; Mashayek, F. (American Chemical Society, 2017-01)
    Any rational theory of electrostatic atomizers (EAs) would require a detailed understanding of the nature of the polarized layer near the electrode, since this is the source of the electric charge carried by the jets issued ...
  • Contact force control in multibody pantograph/catenary systems 

    Shabana, Ahmed A; Tinsley, Brian; Patel, Mohil D; Pappalardo, Carmine M (Institution of Mechanical Engineers, 2015-09-21)
    In this paper, a new continuum-based pantograph/catenary model based on the absolute nodal coordinate formulation (ANCF) is proposed and used to develop an effective method to control the contact force which arises ...
  • Implementation of Electronically Controlled Pneumatic Brake Formulation in Longitudinal Train Dynamics Algorithms 

    Melzi, Stefano; Aboubakr, Ahmed K; Volpi, Martino; Shabana, Ahmed A; Cheli, Federico (Institution of Mechanical engineers, 2016-02-18)
    The main goal of this investigation is to integrate an ECP (electronically controlled pneumatic) brake model with efficient longitudinal train force algorithms based on the trajectory coordinate formulations. The ECP ...

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