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  • Guidance for precision three-dimensional maneuvers through orifices using safe-passage cones 

    Chakravarthy, Animesh; Ghose, Debasish (American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, 2016-06)
    This paper proposes a safe-passage cone-based guidance strategy developed in a relative velocity framework to enable a generic aerial robot execute a precision three-dimensional maneuver through a narrow orifice in a wall. ...
  • Cost efficient robust global supply chain system design under uncertainty 

    Almaktoom, Abdulaziz T.; Krishnan, Krishna K.; Wang, Pingfeng; Alsobhi, Samir (Springer International Publishing AG, 2016-07)
    Brutal competitions in today's global supply chain have forced business enterprises to focus attention on their supply chains. These issues have guided this research to introduce a supply chain service level measure and ...
  • Environmental genome of industrial products ( EGIP): the missing link for human health 

    Overcash, Michael (Royal Society of Chemistry, 2016-06-21)
    Human health impacts come from genetic factors and from the environment. Human health impacts, as nature versus nurture (genetic versus non-shared chemical environmental), have currently been represented in genomics only ...
  • Chapter 1 -- Contact force models for multibody dynamics introduction 

    Flores, Paulo; Lankarani, Hamid M. (Springer International Publishing AG, 2016-03-16)
    This chapter presents some key aspects related to the modeling and simulation of contact problems in multibody mechanical systems. First, the fundamental aspects of the classical problem of contact mechanics are briefly ...
  • Chapter 5 -- Numerical methods in multibody system dynamics 

    Flores, Paulo; Lankarani, Hamid M. (Springer International Publishing AG, 2016-03-16)
    This chapter includes the main numerical methods commonly utilized in multibody systems, namely those necessary to solve the dynamic equations of motion for constrained multibody systems. In this process, the fundamental ...
  • Chapter 2 -- Pure elastic contact force models 

    Flores, Paulo; Lankarani, Hamid M. (Springer International Publishing AG, 2016-03-16)
    The most important pure elastic constitutive laws commonly utilized to model and analyze contact-impact events in the context of multibody mechanical system dynamics are presented in this chapter. Additionally, the fundamental ...
  • Chapter 6 -- Demonstrative application examples 

    Flores, Paulo; Lankarani, Hamid M. (Springer International Publishing AG, 2016-03-16)
    In this Chapter, several demonstrative application examples are presented, that range from simple systems such as the classic bouncing ball and slider-crank mechanism with external impact on a free slider block, internal ...
  • Chapter 4 -- Multibody systems formulation 

    Flores, Paulo; Lankarani, Hamid M. (Springer International Publishing AG, 2016-03-16)
    This chapter includes the main components necessary to formulate the dynamics of planar multibody systems. In this process, the fundamental issues associated with embryogenesis of multibody systems are presented. The main ...
  • Introduction -- Contact force models for multibody dynamics preface 

    Flores, Paulo; Lankarani, Hamid M. (Springer International Publishing AG, 2016-03-16)
    The prediction of the dynamic behavior of multibody mechanical systems typically involves the formulation of the governing equations of motion and the numerical evaluation of their kinematic and dynamic characteristics. ...
  • Chapter 3 -- Dissipative contact force models 

    Flores, Paulo; Lankarani, Hamid M. (Springer International Publishing AG, 2016-03-16)
    In this chapter, some of most relevant dissipative contact force models utilized in multibody dynamics are presented. In particular, attention is given to the constitutive laws proposed by Kelvin and Voigt, Hunt and Crossley, ...
  • Influence of the hip joint modeling approaches on the kinematics of human gait 

    Costa, Joao; Peixoto, Joaquim; Moreira, Pedro; Souto, Antoio Pedro; Flores, Paulo; Lankarani, Hamid M. (American Society of Mechanical Engineers, 2016-07)
    The influence of the hip joint formulation on the kinematic response of the model of human gait is investigated throughout this work. To accomplish this goal, the fundamental issues of the modeling process of a planar hip ...
  • An internal state variable mapping approach for Li-plating diagnosis 

    Bai, Guangxing; Wang, Pingfeng (Elsevier B.V., 2016-08-15)
    Li-ion battery failure becomes one of major challenges for reliable battery applications, as it could cause catastrophic consequences. Compared with capacity fading resulted from calendar effects, Li-plating induced battery ...
  • Optimal siting and sizing of electric vehicle public charging stations considering smart distribution network reliability 

    Mohsenzadeh, Amin; Pang, ChengZong; Pazouki, Samaneh; Haghifam, Mahmoudreza (IEEE, 2015)
    Green House Gases (GHG) emissions due to oil-based fuel cars with Internal Conventional Engines (ICEs) in metropolitan areas is still a challenge. Plug-In Electric Vehicles (PEVs) eventually will become the economical ...
  • Reliability analysis of cyber-enabled power distribution system using sequential Monte-Carlo 

    Heidari-Kapourchali, Mohammad; Sepehry, Mojtaba; Zhao, Long; Aravinthan, Visvakumar (IEEE, 2015)
    Cyber-enabled power system places higher requirements on the reliability of communication infrastructure. This paper proposes an approach to calculate reliability of distribution networks in the presence of communication ...
  • A stochastic modeling of aggregated vehicle-to-grid for reliability assessment of distribution network 

    Sepehry, Mojtaba; Heidari-Kapourchali, Mohammad; Aravinthan, Visvakumar (IEEE, 2015)
    This paper proposes a stochastic modeling of aggregated vehicle-to-grid (V2G) based on sequential Monte Carlo simulation for reliability evaluation of distribution network. Uncertainties of electric vehicle (EV) travel ...
  • Modeling of ionic polymer-metal composite-enabled hydrogen gas production 

    Nagpure, Tushar; Chen, Zheng (American Society of Mechanical Engineers, 2016)
    Hydrogen extraction using water electrolysis, and microbial biomass conversion are clean and minimum-emission option for renewable energy storage applications. Ionic polymer-metal composite (IPMC) is a category of ...
  • Residential energy efficiency and electric demand response 

    Jewell, Ward T. (IEEE, 2016)
    Demand response programs, reduced air conditioner size, and improved thermal integrity all reduce the peak demand for residential air conditioning. All can also affect the comfort of residential occupants. A simulation of ...
  • Dynamic programming approximation algorithms for the capacitated lot-sizing problem 

    Buyuktahtakin, I. Esra; Liu, Ning (Springer International Publishing AG, 2016-06)
    This paper provides a new idea for approximating the inventory cost function to be used in a truncated dynamic program for solving the capacitated lot-sizing problem. The proposed method combines dynamic programming with ...
  • Synthesis, analysis, and characterization of electrically sensitive PVA hydrogels loaded with MTX cancer drugs 

    Usta, Aybala (Wichita State University, 2016-04-29)
    The objective of the project was to achieve controlled the drug release under different applied voltages. For this purpose, polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) hydrogels loaded with methotrexate (MTX) were prepared via solution casting ...
  • Effects of plant protein based modifiers on structures and ferroelectric properties of dielectric films 

    Zheng, Zhuoyuan (Wichita State University, 2016-04-29)
    Plant proteins, as renewable and cost-effective natural resources, have gain increasing interests in non-food applications. In particular, with increasing environmental concerns of petro-polymers, biomass as substitution ...

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