### Recent Submissions

• #### Analysis of friction stir welding tool offset on the bonding and properties of al–mg–si alloy t-joints ﻿

(MDPI, 2021-06-28)
Research on T-configuration aluminum constructions effectively decreases fuel consumption, increases strength, and develops aerial structures. In this research, the effects of friction stir welding (FSW) tool offset (TO) ...
• #### Modification of the Wiebe function for methane-air and oxy-methane- based spark-ignition engines ﻿

(Elsevier, 2021-11-01)
Predictive combustion models assess engine performance for given setpoints by determining the rate of heat release that is governed by the fuel mass burned. Often, simple mathematical functions such as the Wiebe function ...
• #### Applications of carbon nanomaterials in perovskite solar cells for solar energy conversion ﻿

(KeAi Communications Co., 2021-04-23)
The energy issues and environmental concern have led to intense research activities in renewable energy conversion, such as photovoltaic (PV) to convert solar energy into electricity. Perovskite solar cells (PSCs) based ...
• #### Life cycle inventory and performance analysis of phase change materials for thermal energy storages ﻿

(Springer Nature, 2021-05-29)
Solar energy is a renewable energy that requires a storage medium for efective usage. Phase change materials (PCMs) successfully store thermal energy from solar energy. The material-level life cycle assessment (LCA) plays ...
• #### Dissimilar welding of AA5083 to AZ31 Mg alloys using modified friction stir clinching brazing ﻿

(Elsevier, 2021-03-26)
AA5083-H112 Al alloy and AZ31 Mg alloy with pure Zn as an interlayer was joined through a Modified friction stir clinching brazing (MFSCB) process. Results revealed that no deleterious phase such as $Al_3Mg_2$ was present ...
• #### Adaptive impedance controller for prosthetic hand object grasping and manipulation ﻿

(Wichita State University, 2021-05)
There are many complexities involving the human hand’s ability to perform stable grasping patterns. Human grasping is a complicated function to mimic in relation to prosthetic hands. Although there are various state-of-t ...
• #### Advancements in pedestrian impact protection and development of pedestrian impactor models ﻿

(Wichita State University, 2021-05)
Increasing death figures for pedestrian accidents on the roadside has made it one of the most important problems to overcome worldwide. Increasing demand for pedestrian protection is taking a significant role for the ...
• #### Encapsulated metal hydride and carbon particles in polymeric matrix- an approach to enhances hydrogen storage properties of metal hydrides ﻿

(Wichita State University, 2021-05)
Energy harvested from the sun can achieve the required residential and industrial energy demands. Thermal energy storage (TES) is a potential option for storing low-grade thermal energy for low- and medium-temperature ...
• #### Design of bio-exoskeleton for elbow rehabilitation ﻿

(American Society of Mechanical Engineers, 2020-05-11)
In this study, a methodology for designing a task-based exoskeleton which can recreate the end-effector trajectory of a given limb during a rehablitation task/movement is presented. The exoskeleton provides an option to ...
• #### Catalytic pyrolysis of recycled HDPE, LDPE, and PP ﻿

(SAGE Publications, 2021-05-25)
Plastic waste has been growing every year, and as a result, environmental concern has been a topic of much attention. Many properties of plastics, such as their lightweight, durability, and versatility, are significant ...
• #### Sustainable atmospheric fog water generator through superhydrophobic electrospun nanocomposite fibers of recycled expanded polystyrene foams ﻿

(Elsevier, 2021-08-01)
In recent years, the production of disposable plastic products is increasing day by day and resulting in global growing concern that it poses to the environment. Microorganisms hardly resolve these types of plastic wastes; ...
• #### Enhancing the short-beam strength of composite laminates using helical carbon nanotubes ﻿

(Elsevier, 2021-09-15)
The main disadvantage of traditional composite laminated structures is the lack of reinforcement in out-of-plane direction in between the laminae and the fiber filaments. This will result in poor interlaminar properties ...
• #### Evaluation of the infill design on the tensile response of 3d printed polylactic acid polymer ﻿

(MDPI, 2021-04-25)
The current study explores the effects of geometrical shapes of the infills on the 3D printed polylactic acid (PLA) plastic on the tensile properties. For this purpose, by utilizing an accessible supply desktop printer, ...
• #### Enhancing the performance of dielectric elastomer actuators through the approach of distributed electrode array with fractal interconnects architecture ﻿

(IOP Publishing, 2021-04-27)
Dielectric elastomer actuators fabricated from thin and miniaturized metal electrodes integrated with highly soft and stretchable elastomers offer the promise of opening new possibilities in the field of microrobotics. To ...
• #### Interlaminar properties improvement of nanocomposites using coiled nanomaterials ﻿

(SAE International, 2021-03-02)
In this research helical Carbon Nanotubes (CNTs) with various weight percentages as an additional reinforcement were used. The objective was to investigate the effectiveness of helical geometries of the CNTs to form ...
• #### Current progress of 4D-printing technology ﻿

(Springer Nature, 2021-04-14)
The combination of smart materials to print a three-dimensional (3D) product has primarily driven the development of innovative technology, or four-dimensional (4D) printing. 3D-printing technology seems to have provided ...
• #### Geothermal cooling system for a small house ﻿

(Wichita State University, 2021-04-02)
With the rising cost of air conditioning, and the increasing environmental pollution caused by refrigerants, an alternative method for residential cooling needs to be considered. The objective of this research is to find ...
• #### Interlaminar properties improvement of polymeric nanocomposites using helical carbon nanotubes ﻿

(Wichita State University, 2021-04-02)
Polymer based composite materials are widely used in industries like aerospace, automobile, ship building, renewable energy, spaceships, recreational industry etc. One of the largest consumers of polymeric composite materials ...
• #### Identifying motivational factors in robot-based assist-as-needed rehabilitation ﻿

(Wichita State University, 2021-04-02)
INTRODUCTION: Globally, 2.41 billion people can benefit from rehabilitation due to various injuries or diseases (WHO, 2019). Traditional rehabilitation relies on techniques that are physiological in nature (e.g., assisted ...
• #### Understanding the physics of droplet electrocoalescence in a microfluidic device ﻿

(Wichita State University, 2021-04-02)
This work details a parametric study for merging millimeter sized oil droplets, using an electric field, to simulate a mesoscale version of the microfluidic device. This was done to see if the physics of droplet merging ...