Recent Submissions

• Nanoscale reinforced laminated nanocomposite materials systems for high-performance structural applications ﻿

(Wichita State University, 2022-12)
Polymer-based laminated composite materials are widely used in many industries due to their superior mechanical properties. The main disadvantage of using composites is their delamination failure that occurs due to poor ...
• Reduction of household energy consumption with innovative energy storage in building structure ﻿

(Wichita State University, 2022-12)
By reducing the energy requirements for cooling and heating, thermal energy storage (TES) with phase change materials (PCMs) offers a lot of promise to provide thermal comfort in buildings. Because of its latent heat ...
• Numerical and experimental investigation of Nylon66 (PA66) reinforced recycled carbon fiber composites and aluminum foam for application in vehicle crashworthiness and occupant protection per various FMVSS regulations ﻿

(Wichita State University, 2022-12)
In the past decade, there has been an increase in the usage of advanced composite structures and metal foam filler materials for a wide range of applications in the automotive industry, primarily due to their correct ...
• Influence of motorcycle crash bars on the injury biomechanics of a rider ﻿

(Wichita State University, 2022-12)
A major proportion of motorcycle rider casualties is caused due to crashes against barriers or other automobiles such as cars, trucks, etc. The injury and fatality rates are higher in Asian countries as they are used as ...
• Experimental and numerical approaches for building thermal load analysis for PV-integrated buildings ﻿

(Wichita State University, 2022-12)
Due to climate change, population growth, carbon emissions, and many other reasons, solutions must be found for a sustainable future. The building sector is the world's largest energy consumer; buildings consume 41% of the ...
• Microstructure, tribology, and corrosion characteristics of hot-rolled AZ31 magnesium alloy ﻿

(Springer Nature Singapore, 2022-11-19)
Magnesium alloy AZ31 is one of the suitable lightweight alloys with good strength-to-weight ratio for automotive, aerospace, and aircraft applications. The as-cast AZ31 has a lesser hardness, corrosion, and wear resistance. ...
• Hybrid distractor for continuous mandibular distraction osteogenesis ﻿

(MDPI, 2022-11-28)
Distraction osteogenesis (DO) is a reconstruction method for repairing bone deficiencies in the oral and maxillofacial area. Manual DO techniques have shown the functionality of the DO method for bone tissue reconstruction. ...
• Fabrication of spirulina based activated carbons for wastewater treatment ﻿

(Taylor & Francis, 2022-10-20)
The lack of safe drinking water is among the main problems to be faced by many areas of the world due to climate change, unrestrained population increases, and unsustainable usage of water sources. Therefore, research ...
• Thermodynamic modeling of in-situ rocket propellant fabrication on Mars ﻿

(Elsevier, 2022-05-20)
Summary In-situ resource utilization (ISRU) to refuel rockets on Mars will become critical in the future. The current effort presents a thorough feasibility analysis of a scalable, Matlab-based, integrated ISRU framework ...
• Nano-capillary bridges control the adhesion of ice: Implications for anti-icing via superhydrophobic coatings ﻿

(American Chemical Society, 2022-12-13)
Understanding the ice adhesion mechanism is vital for efficient anti-icing. However, previous studies focused on the adhesion of already sintered ice-solid contacts. Here, we study the adhesion mechanism between preformed ...
• CUDA-based very fast analysis of sacrificial nanomaterials for epoxy coatings ﻿

(Nova Science Publishers, Inc., 2022-11-22)
A coating is an interface between a product and the environment primarily to protect the product. Nanomaterials-based coatings are becoming more demanding to build the best interfaces for a wide range of products including ...
• Investigating the effects of salt spray corrosion on mechanical properties of steel sheets of HVAC heat pumps coated with zinc and polymeric substances ﻿

(Association for Industry, Engineering and Management Systems (AIEMS), 2022-12)
Steel sheets are extensively used in various industrial applications because of their high mechanical properties, costs, and availability. However, in some applications such as gas, oil, and solar water heaters and heating, ...
• Designing, fabricating, and testing of portable electrospun nanofilter systems for domestic water purification ﻿

(Association for Industry, Engineering and Management Systems (AIEMS), 2022-12)
Membrane technology has been playing a vital role in water filtration and purification. Various technologies such as sand filtration, reverse osmosis, treatment with chemical disinfectants, and distillation have been used ...
• Integration of instance-based learning and computed torque control for an effective assist-as-needed support in human-exoskeleton interaction ﻿

(Association for Industry, Engineering and Management Systems (AIEMS), 2022-12)
The physiological responses that arise from human-robot interaction may vary across subjects in magnitude and rate. Such individual variations may require instance-based learning over model-based learning algorithms. For ...
• Touch detection in augmented Omni-surface for human-robot teaming ﻿

(Association for Industry, Engineering and Management Systems (AIEMS), 2022-12)
This paper proposes an architecture that augments arbitrary surfaces into an interactive touching interface. The proposed architecture can detect the number of touching fingertips of human operators by detecting and ...
• Effects of functional nanomaterials for reduction of carbon monoxide levels in the workplace and homes ﻿

(Association for Industry, Engineering and Management Systems (AIEMS), 2022-12)
Carbon monoxide (CO) at high concentrations is extremely poisonous to humans and other invertebrates. It is one of the leading causes of unintentional deaths in the United States. Furthermore, people with heart diseases ...
• Chitosan and fullerene hybrid hydrogel for drug delivery system with enhanced antitumor cell effects ﻿

(Elsevier Ltd, 2022-12-01)
Fullerene is a spherical hollow structure composed of carbon atoms. It has emerged in the new development of numerous fullerene-based compounds with a variety of biological targets such as anticancer, cytoprotection, tissue ...
• Integration of EMG-based learning and sliding mode control for an exoskeleton assist-as-needed support system ﻿

(ASME, 2022-08-14)
In this study, an electromyography (EMG) signal-based learning is integrated with a Sliding-Mode Control (SMC) law for an effective human-exoskeleton synergy. A modified Recursive Newton-Euler Algorithm (RNEA) with SMC was ...
• Energy storage using phase change materials - challenges and opportunities for power savings in residential buildings ﻿

(American Institute of Physics, 2022-11-17)
The energy consumption in residential buildings is mainly combined with the interior environment's heating and cooling energy demand. One solution is to reduce these energy consumptions by implementing a phase change ...
• Ammonia-mediated CO$_2$ capture and direct electroreduction to formate ﻿

(American Chemical Society, 2022-11-14)
Direct electrochemical conversion of CO$_2$ capture solutions (instead of gaseous CO$_2$) to valuable chemicals can circumvent the energy-intensive CO$_2$ regeneration and pressurization steps, but the performance ...