### Recent Submissions

• #### Phase-change heat transfer of bare surface evaporator with phase-separating wick in downward facing orientation ﻿

(Elsevier, 2021-07-01)
Liquid-vapor, phase-change heat transfer using wicks can provide reliable and high heat flux cooling capability, especially in microgravity applications. However, the maximum heat removal capacity, also known as Critical ...
• #### Improving fluid retention properties of 316L stainless steel using nanosecond pulsed laser surface texturing ﻿

(Laser Institute of America, 2020-11)
stainless steel has been used as a successful biomaterial for decades. In this study, a pulsed nanosecond laser was used to create patterned surfaces of stainless steel coupons to study the effect of patterning on fluid ...
• #### Tailoring interfacial properties of polyethylene oxide/ hexagonal boron nitride nanocomposites via polydopamine ﻿

(Society of Plastics Engineers, 2020)
Boron nitride (BN) nanomaterials, with high chemical inertness and a lack of functional groups are not able to form sufficient interfacial interactions with polymers in polymer nanocomposites. Polydopamine (PDA), an adhesive ...
• #### Enhanced wickability of thin non-uniform sintered particle wicks using Lattice Boltzmann Method ﻿

(American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), 2021-02-16)
Thin non-uniform particle size wicks are essential to improve the maximum heat flux of two-phase thermal management systems by improving the wickability. To understand the enhanced wickability, we examine a pore-scale ...
• #### Analysis of laser cutting of 1.2 MM thick austenitic stainless steel ﻿

(American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), 2021-02-16)
Stainless steel 304 is one of the most commonly used steel types for corrosion resistance applications, but higher melting point is a limitation in industries from a manufacturing point of view. The non-conventional and ...
• #### Evaluation of automotive hood and bumper performance with composite material by pedestrian impactor systems ﻿

(American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), 2021-02-16)
The quality and reliability of vehicle safety in the automotive industry has greatly improved over the last years. Automotive manufacturers are constantly investigating the potential for enhancing rigidity for passenger ...
• #### Computational modelling and simulation of pedestrian subsystem impactor with Sedan vehicle and truck model ﻿

(American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), 2021-02-16)
The increase in public transportation in the last decade has resulted in a larger pedestrian population and hence a larger number of pedestrian collisions. In the past, car-pedestrian accident prevention had been a challenge ...
• #### Publisher Correction: Revealing nitrogen-containing species in commercial catalysts used for ammonia electrosynthesis ﻿

(Springer Nature, 2021-02-22)
In the version of this Analysis originally published, in Fig. 4 the second-from-bottom y-axis tick mark label was incorrect as $10^{–8}$;it should have been $10^{–10}$. This has now been corrected.
• #### Applying machine learning approach in recycling ﻿

(Springer Nature, 2021-02-17)
Waste generation has been increasing drastically based on the world’s population and economic growth. This has signifcantly afected human health, natural life, and ecology. The utilization of limited natural resources, ...
• #### Examination and comparison of different methods to model closed loop kinematic chains using Lagrangian formulation with cut joint, clearance joint constraint and elastic joint approaches ﻿

(Elsevier, 2021-06)
This work aims at presenting, in a comprehensive manner, several approaches to model and simulate closed loop topologies using the classical Lagrangian formulation. One of the great advantages of the Lagrangian approach ...
• #### Recent progress in extraction/transesterification techniques for the recovery of oil from algae biomass ﻿

(Springer Nature, 2021-02-08)
Exploration of alternative and sustainable sources of fuel production has become vital for a couple of decades because of the increase in demand, shortages in inexpensive fossil fuel production, and environmental pollution ...
• #### Methodologies of e-waste recycling and its major impacts on human health and the environment ﻿

(Inderscience, 2020-12-15)
Each year, hundreds of thousands of consumer electronics, computers, monitors, phones, printers, televisions and other portable devices become outdated and were mainly dumped to the landfills or poorly recycled. Recent ...
• #### Fabrication of flame-retardant and superhydrophobic electrospun nanofibers ﻿

(Elsevier, 2021-04)
The high demand for polystyrene that is used in various commercial and household applications results in pollution of the marine environment and its accumulation in landfills. To tackle these global environmental issues, ...
• #### Mechanical and microstructural aspects of the hybrid joint of PP-C30S and 2219 aluminum alloy ﻿

(Elsevier, 2020-12)
In this work, 2219 aluminum alloy and PP-C30S sheets are welded using Threaded-hole Friction Stir Spot Welding (THFSSW) and Probeless Friction Stir Spot Welding (PFSSW). The results revealed that the reaction layers were ...
• #### Mitigations of machine-damaged free-edge effects on fiber-reinforced composites ﻿

(SAGE, 2020-11-25)
The carbon fiber-reinforced composites were prepared in a vacuum oven using pre-preg composites, and the edge surfaces of the composite coupons were treated using high performing adhesives to eliminate the free-edge effects. ...
• #### Efficient fog harvesting through electrospun superhydrophobic polyacrylonitrile nanocomposite fiber mats ﻿

(SPIE, 2020-06-08)
To address the global water scarcity issue especially in arid and semi-arid regions, efficient water collecting surfaces with fast capturing and easy drainage are essential. This concern is drastically increasing and ...
• #### Reinforcing antibacterial hydrogels through electrospun nanofiber layers for soft tissue engineering ﻿

(Springer, 2020-11-20)
Hydrogels are polymeric substances with hydrophilic features, which make them capable of holding large volume of liquids in their three-dimensional network structures. Hydrogels are finding wide ranges of applications in ...
• #### Correction to: Studies on de-icing and anti-icing of carbon fiber-reinforced composites for aircraft surfaces using commercial multifunctional permanent superhydrophobic coatings ﻿

(Springer, 2020-11-10)
In the original article, the name of author A. Khadka was misspelled. It is correct here.
• #### A highly efficient fog harvester of electrospun permanent superhydrophobic-hydrophilic polymer nanocomposite fiber mats ﻿

(Royal Society of Chemistry, 2020-08-26)
To address the worldwide issue of water scarcity, which is threatening our sustainable economic development and ecological security, an efficient water-collecting surface with fast-capturing capability and easy drainage ...
• #### Shoulder kinematics assessment towards exoskeleton development ﻿

(MDPI AG, 2020-08-11)
Neuromuscular and sensorimotor degeneration caused by stroke or any other disease significantly reduce the physical, cognitive, and social well-being across the life span. Mostly, therapeutic interventions are employed in ...