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  1. Probabilistic Sensitivity Analysis for Seismic Risk Based on Stochastic Sampling and Focusing on Stochastic Ground Motion Modeling

    04 Jan 2011 | Poster | Contributor(s): Alexandros Taflanidis

    This poster provides an overview on NSF Grant # CMMI-1030726 entitled “Probabilistic Sensitivity Analysis for Seismic Risk Based on Stochastic Sampling and Focusing on Stochastic Ground...

  2. Determination of Performance-Based Earthquake Engineering Parameters Using Paleoseismic Techniques

    04 Jan 2011 | Poster | Contributor(s): Kathryn Anne Gunberg, Russell Green

    The main objective of this project is to develop a procedure for determining a magnitude-recurrence relationship for regions of low to moderate seismicity wherein uncertainty is...

  3. GOALI/Collaborative Research: A Modeling Base for Process Development of Electron Beam Manufacturing

    04 Jan 2011 | Poster | Contributor(s): Nathan Klingbeil

      Electron Beam Manufacturing (EBM) processes build geometric features by locally melting metal and building it up layer-by-layer.  EBM processes offer a wide range of processing...

  4. NEESR-CR; NEES-Soft: Seismic Risk Reduction for Soft-Story Woodframe Buildings

    03 Jan 2011 | Poster | Contributor(s): John Willem van de Lindt

    This project will utilize the NEES equipment sites at the University of California San Diego and the State University of New York at Buffalo.  As early as 1970, the structural engineering and...

  5. Detection of Residential Regions Using Hyperspectral Imagery

    02 Jan 2011 | Poster | Contributor(s): Lin Cong

    Remote sensing in recent years has developed great potential for aiding disaster response and management. Traditional spectral-only or spatial-only methods prove ineffective for many hyperspectral...

  6. 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...

  7. Probabilistic study of cascading failures in complex interdependent lifeline systems

    02 Jan 2011 | Poster | Contributor(s): Isaac David Hernandez-Fajardo

      Urban distributed lifelines constitute the backbone of modern cities’ services. These systems depend on each other to serve large urban areas and growing population. Such conditions...

  8. Measuring Partnership Efficacy in Haitian Disaster Recovery

    31 Dec 2010 | Poster | Contributor(s): John Benjamin Coles

      On a peaceful Tuesday afternoon, fifty seconds of shaking resulted in the death of over 230,000 people, and left 1.5 million more homeless. On Tuesday, January 12th, 2010, at 4:53 PM, an...

  9. 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...

  10. Modeling Low-Pressure Flows and Heat Transfer in Pharmaceutical Freeze-Drying

    31 Dec 2010 | Poster | Contributor(s): Arnab Ganguly

    Freeze-drying is a low-pressure, low-temperature condensation pumping process used in the manufacture of pharmaceuticals. The primary goal of the current work is to setup a comprehensive modeling...

  11. Hydro-Physical Characteristics of Selected Media Used for Containerized Agriculture Systems

    31 Dec 2010 | Poster | Contributor(s): vivek kumar

    Containerized plant production represents an extremely intensive agricultural practice with large amounts of water and fertilizer application. Hydro-physical characteristics such as water...

  12. Synthesis and Characterization of P3HT-based Thin Films for Photocurrent Generation and Sensing Applications

    31 Dec 2010 | Poster | Contributor(s): Donghyeon Ryu

    To date, numerous types of sensing systems (e.g., strain gages, fiber optics, wireless sensors, and piezoelectrics) have been employed and proposed for structural monitoring applications....

  13. Laser Induced Plasma Micro-machining Process (LIP-MM)

    31 Dec 2010 | Poster | Contributor(s): Kumar Pallav

    The LIP-MM is a novel tool less micro-machining process that utilizes plasma, generated inside a transparent dielectric by tightly focusing ultra-short laser beam, to perform micro-machining in a...

  14. Numerical Simulations of Pulsed-Air Mixing Using Multiphase Computational Fluid Dynamics Methods

    29 Dec 2010 | Poster | Contributor(s): Rinaldo Gonzalez Galdamez, Stephen Lloyd Wood, Seckin Gokaltun

    COMSOL Multiphysics and OpenFOAM Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) methods are used to create a computational model of a pulsed-air mixer. First, results are provided for a benchmark problem with...

  15. Effect of Elliptical Vibration Assisted Machining Parameters on Diamond Tool Wear

    29 Dec 2010 | Poster | Contributor(s): Brandon Lane

    Studies [1] have shown the benefits of applying micrometer-scale elliptical vibration (EVAM) motion to a tool during diamond turning (DT). In this process, the tool comes out of contact with the...

  16. Silicon Nanowire Composite Anode for Lithium-Ion Batteries

    29 Dec 2010 | Poster | Contributor(s): WANLI XU