A Model for Fluctuating Torque on the Nucleus
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12 Jan 2011 | Poster | Contributor(s): Tanmay P. Lele
In living cells, a fluctuating torque is exerted on the nuclear surface but the origin of the torque is unclear. In this study, we found that the nuclear rotation angle is directionally persistent...
A Multilevel Component Mode Synthesis Approach for Quantum Mechanical Electrostatic Analysis of Nanoscale Devices
04 Jan 2011 | Poster | Contributor(s): hua li
Two component mode synthesis (CMS) approaches, namely, the fixed interface CMS approach and the free interface CMS approach, are presented and compared for efficient solution of 2-D...
A Universal Computational Method for Optimal Pulse Design in NMR & MRI
31 Dec 2010 | Poster | Contributor(s): Justin Ruths
Many key aspects of control of quantum systems involve manipulating a large quantum ensemble exhibiting variation in the value of parameters characterizing the system dynamics. Developing...
Abrication of a Strong Mixed oxide-ion and Carbonate-ion Conductor with Porous Solid Oxide Skeleton
02 Jan 2011 | Poster | Contributor(s): Lingling Zhang
A novel intermediate-temperature two-phase mixed oxide-ion and carbonate-ion conductor (MOCC) has recently been developed in USC for potential applications in IT-SOFCs and CO2 separation...
Advanced NURBs-Based Metamodels
25 Jan 2011 | Poster | Contributor(s): John Christopher Steuben
NURBS-based metamodels have shown promise for increasing the capabilities of the design engineer. The effective implementation of algorithms for fitting and manipulating NURBs-based metamodels has...
AN EXPLORATORY AND RADICALLY DIFFERENT APPROACH FOR CONTROL OF A TANDEM HOT METAL STRIP ROLLING PROCESS FOR QUALITY PRODUCT IMPROVEMENT
12 Jan 2011 | Poster | Contributor(s): Marwan Simaan
Assessment of Punching Shear Vulnerability of Slab-Column Connections with Shear Stud Reinforcement
12 Jan 2011 | Poster | Contributor(s): Alex DaCosta, Eric Michael Matzke, Gustavo Parra-Montesinos, Carol Shield
Bi-layer Thermoplastic Nanocomposites with high static dissipation efficiency
04 Jan 2011 | Poster | Contributor(s): Weihong Zhong
Generally, the effective static dissipation for electrostatic discharging (ESD) protection requires a surface conductivity of 1012-105Ω/Sq. As is well-known, except for properly doped...
Biomechanical Consequences of Spinal Ligament Microstructure
04 Jan 2011 | Poster | Contributor(s): Anton E Bowden
Spinal ligaments passively guide and stabilize the structures of the back through a large a complex range of motion. The collagen composite microstructure of these ligaments induces a...
Building Green: Development and Evaluation of an Environmentally Friendly Concrete
13 Jan 2011 | Poster | Contributor(s): Colter roskos
This paper presents preliminary findings of
an ongoing NSF funded research project at Montana State University that is focused on identifying and characterizing fly ashes (a byproduct of coal...
Carbon Nanotube Reinforced Tantalum Carbide Composites by Spark Plasma Sintering and Hot Pressing at Extreme Pressures
27 Jan 2011 | Poster | Contributor(s): Michael Gomes
Tantalum Carbide (TaC) is an ultra high temperature ceramic possessing properties such as high melting point, hardness, and high chemical resistivity, which makes it suitable for applications in...
CAREER: A Program of Research Focused on Understanding of Interaction of Recycled Materials with Asphalt, Outreach, Academic and Engineering Development
18 Jan 2011 | Poster | Contributor(s): Magdy Abdelrahman
This project will focus on using recycled materials, like tire rubber, to enhance the performance of pavement as an aspect of the civil infrastructure sustainability. The broad goal of...
Center for Nanoscale Chemical-Electrical-Mechanical Manufacturing Systems (NSEC) - Award #0749028 (CMMI)
12 Jan 2011 | Poster | Contributor(s): John Rogers
In the 21st century, discoveries and inventions at the nanoscale have the potential of profound and enduring changes on the most basic of human needs: health and well-being, security and...
CFS-NEES: Advancing Cold-Formed Steel Earthquake Engineering
04 Jan 2011 | Poster | Contributor(s): Benjamin Schafer
The objective of this brief paper is to introduce a newly funded research project: NEESR-CR: Enabling Performance-Based Seismic Design of Multi-Story Cold-Formed Steel Structures. The...
Characterization of Dynamic Soil-Pile Interaction by Random Vibration Methods: Experimental Design and Preliminary Results
06 Jan 2011 | Poster | Contributor(s): Jeramy C Ashlock
Preliminary results are presented for full-scale vibration tests of piles using random vibration methods and a new servo-hydraulic inertial shaker testing system. Separate tests of vertical...
Closed-loop Reservoir Management Using a Reduced-order Model-based Control & Uncertainty Propagation Framework
10 Jan 2011 | Poster | Contributor(s): Yingying Chen, Karlene Andrea Hoo
The objective of this work is to optimize reservoir production by managing the amount of water injected into the reservoir. This management is accomplished by employing an optimal model-based...
Collaborative Research: Stochastic Multi-scale Optimization for Energy Resource Planning
04 Jan 2011 | Poster | Contributor(s): Warren B Powell
The accurate modeling of energy flows over time allows us to understand the economics of different energy technologies, the effect of government policies, the value of different R&D programs...
Collaborative Research: Decision Dependent Stochastic Processes - Inference and Optimization
10 Jan 2011 | Poster | Contributor(s): Thomas Harold Kirschenmann
Managers often make decisions affecting a stochastic process with incomplete knowledge of their impact on the process. We present a new Bayesian estimation technique to form a quantitative...
Collaborative Research: Investigating Bacteria-Surface Interactions by Surface Engineering and Mathematical Modeling
12 Jan 2011 | Poster | Contributor(s): Dacheng Ren
Biofilms are surface-attached highly hydrated structures comprised of a polysaccharide matrix secreted by the bound microbial cells. It is well documented that biofilm cells are up to...