Probabilistic Sensitivity Analysis for Seismic Risk Based on Stochastic Sampling and Focusing on Stochastic Ground Motion Modeling
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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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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....
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...
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...
Effect of Elliptical Vibration Assisted Machining Parameters on Diamond Tool Wear
29 Dec 2010 | Poster | Contributor(s): Brandon Lane
Studies  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...
Silicon Nanowire Composite Anode for Lithium-Ion Batteries
29 Dec 2010 | Poster | Contributor(s): WANLI XU