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  1. Bridge Performance in the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake

    24 Feb 2012 | Poster | Contributor(s): Ian Buckle, Eric V Monzon

    About 200 highway bridges and numerous rail bridges were damaged during the March 11th earthquake by effects ranging from span unseating, ruptured bearings, and column shear failures, to...

    https://nees.org/resources/4294

  2. Multi-objective Robust Stochastic Planning and Scheduling of Healthcare Service Providers

    18 Feb 2011 | Poster | Contributor(s): Sanjay Mehrotra

    Industrial Engineers and Management Scientists (Sanjay Mehrotra and Mark S. Daskin), surgeons (Heron Rodriguez), and medical educators (Debra DaRosa) at Northwestern University and the...

    https://nees.org/resources/2622

  3. Vehicle Interference Effects in Warehousing Systems with Autonomous Vehicles

    30 Jan 2011 | Poster | Contributor(s): Ananth Krishnamurthy

    Autonomous vehicle based storage and retrieval (AVS/R) systems offer greater flexibility to improve cycle time and throughout capacity in the transfer of unit loads in high density storage...

    https://nees.org/resources/2509

  4. Integrating Advance Demand Information in Supply Chain Contracts

    30 Jan 2011 | Poster | Contributor(s): Ananth Krishnamurthy

    Advance demand information (ADI) obtained from customers could be extremely valuable in optimizing production and inventory decisions in supply chains. This research investigates how this...

    https://nees.org/resources/2507

  5. 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...

    https://nees.org/resources/2479

  6. Fluid-Structure Interaction in Arthropod Mechanoreceptors

    25 Jan 2011 | Poster | Contributor(s): Tomas Gedeon

    Previously, the cricket cercal system has been understood as a rate coding system for the direction of bulk airflow. Recently we have shown that INs in this system are sensitive to a much broader...

    https://nees.org/resources/2442

  7. Injection Molding of Ceramic Suspension Gels at Room Temperature for Production of Ultra-High Temperature Ceramics

    12 Jan 2011 | Poster | Contributor(s): Valerie Lynn Wiesner

    Injection molding a ceramic suspension gel (CeraSGel) at room temperature is proposed to develop a novel, low-cost and energy efficient processing method capable of forming ceramic parts with...

    https://nees.org/resources/2300

  8. Finite Element Approach for Interaction of Highly Nonlinear Acoustic Waves with Linear Elastic Media

    12 Jan 2011 | Poster | Contributor(s): Devvrath Khatri

      In this work, we developed a threedimensional finite element model (FEM) to study the interaction of highly nonlinear acoustic wave with adjacent linear elastic media. We compare...

    https://nees.org/resources/2341

  9. Novel Extended Finite Element Formulations for Cracks in General Nonlinear Materials and Extraction of Crack Tip Strain Energy Release Rates

    10 Jan 2011 | Poster | Contributor(s): Xia Liu, Haim Waisman

    To understand the failure mechanism of polyurea-coated metallic structural systems subjected to blast loads. A novel method to extract the Strain Energy Release Rates and a crack tip enrichment...

    https://nees.org/resources/2285

  10. Design and Manufacture of Ultra-High Temperature Ceramic Composites with Ceramic Reinforcing Phases (CeraSGel)

    07 Jan 2011 | Poster | Contributor(s): Manuel Acosta

    The need for materials that would enable maneuverability during hypersonic flight in atmosphere re-entry conditions has focused materials scientists on the study of Ultra-High Temperature Ceramics...

    https://nees.org/resources/2212

  11. 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...

    https://nees.org/resources/2183

  12. Stacked Rapid Sand Filters: An Economical Technology for Sustainable Development

    06 Jan 2011 | Poster | Contributor(s): Michael James Adelman

    Provision of safe drinking water represents one of the most significant global environmental and human health challenges. Filtration is an important component of water treatment systems, but it...

    https://nees.org/resources/2177

  13. Accurate and Efficient Modeling of Probabilistic Dependence and its Impact on Decision Making Under Uncertainty

    05 Jan 2011 | Poster | Contributor(s): J. Eric Bickel

     The objective of this research is to investigate the accuracy of different approximations to unknown joint probability distributions. This is achieved through a general sampling methodology...

    https://nees.org/resources/2139

  14. Resource Allocation and the Value of Information (VOI)

    05 Jan 2011 | Poster | Contributor(s): J. Eric Bickel

    We consider value of information (VOI) within a portfolio of projects, whose values are uncertain. We formulate this portfolio-VOI (PVOI) problem analytically, and analyze its properties in...

    https://nees.org/resources/2141

  15. Mechanics of CNT Turfs: Modeling, Experiments and Characterization

    04 Jan 2011 | Poster | Contributor(s): Harish Radhakrishnan

    Of interest in the project is the mechanical behavior of a Carbon Nanotube (CNT) turf - a complex network of intertwined CNTs.  Their excellent mechanical, electrical and thermal properties...

    https://nees.org/resources/1933

  16. Piezoelectric Nanoribbon Assemblies Printed onto Rubber for Highly Efficient, Flexible Energy Harvesting

    04 Jan 2011 | Poster | Contributor(s): Michael C. McAlpine

      The research objective of this proposal is the hierarchical assembly of highly efficient nanoengineered piezoelectric materials onto rubber and plastic to harvest biomechanical energy for...

    https://nees.org/resources/1889

  17. Measurement & Characterization of Hurricane Wind Loads on Structures Using a Wireless Sensing Networking System

    04 Jan 2011 | Poster | Contributor(s): Jean-Paul Pinelli

    A third generation of wireless sensors was developed to study wind-borne pressure variations in low-rise buildings during hurricanes. The system has the capability of measuring pressure and...

    https://nees.org/resources/2075

  18. NSF GRANT # 0825773 AND # 0825832: Collaborative Research: Forests of Magnetic Nanofibers for Liquid Transport and Manipulation

    04 Jan 2011 | Poster | Contributor(s): Igor Luzinov

    This particular project is aimed at the development of novel manufacturing techniques for fabrication and surface functionalization of arrays/forests of high-aspect-ratio composite magnetic...

    https://nees.org/resources/2093

  19. Antibacterial Silica Nanoparticles Impact on Water Quality: Experiments Involving MF254A, Ralstonia pickettii species, in Ultrapure Water (UPW)

    02 Jan 2011 | Poster | Contributor(s): Lisa Jones

    According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, the public is being bombarded with ads for cleansers, soaps, toothbrushes, dishwashing detergents, and hand lotions, all containing...

    https://nees.org/resources/1878

  20. 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...

    https://nees.org/resources/1838