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1 Gale, Bruce K.New approaches to bridge nerve gaps: Development of a novel drug-delivering nerve conduitContemporary bridging techniques for repairing nerve gaps caused by trauma require autologous nerve grafts, which are difficult to harvest and handle and result in significant donor site deficit. Several nerve conduits with axon growth-enhancing potential have been proposed, developed and tested ove...2012-01-01
2 Adams, DanielMicrobial production of methane and carbon dioxide from lignite, bituminous coal, and coal waste materialsThe aim of this study was to examine microbial methane and CO2 production from bituminous coal waste, lignite, and bituminous coal materials. Bituminous coal and coal waste material were obtained from a Utah mine and lignite was obtained from a commercially available North Dakota sample. Microbial p...2012-01-01
3 Gale, Bruce K.Cyclical magnetic field flow fractionationIn this study, a new magnetic field flow fractionation (FFF) system was designed and modeled by using finite element simulations. Other than current magnetic FFF systems, which use static magnetic fields, our system uses cyclical magnetic fields. Results of the simulations show that our cyclical mag...2012-01-01
4 Gale, Bruce K.Microfluidic devices for rapid and sensitive identification of organismsMicrofluidic devices for rapid and highly sensitive detection of living organisms were developed for two applications. First, a zebrafish embryo genotyping system was developed and shown to be able to genotype embryos in the first 48 hours of the embryos life without damaging the embryos in any a...2014-01-01
5 Harman, Todd B.Multiscale modeling of accidental explosions and detonationsAccidental explosions are exceptionally dangerous and costly, both in lives and money. Regarding worldwide conflict with small arms and light weapons, the Small Arms Survey has recorded more than 297 accidental explosions in munitions depots across the world that have resulted in thousands of deaths...2013-01-01
6 Gale, Bruce K.Optimization and characterization of a microscale thermal field-flow fractionation systemA thorough investigation of the design considerations for microscale thermal field-flow fractionation and characterization of a 25 μm thin microscale thermal field-flow fractionation system is reported. A 4-50 times volume reduction from mesoscale and macroscale systems warrants customized design a...2010-01-01
7 Gale, Bruce K.Platinum functionalized titania nanotube array sensor for detection of Trichloroethylene in waterA sensor using platinum functionalized titania nanotubes for the detection of Trichloroethylene (TCE) in water samples has been developed. The titania nanotubes were synthesized using an electrochemical anodization technique and platinum was photocatalytically deposited on the nanotubes. The sensor ...2013-01-01
8 Bianchi, CarloCoupling of building and vegetation resolving urban microclimate model with a building energy simulation programThe objective of this work is to develop and validate a coupled fast-running Building Energy Modeling/Microclimate model for use in developing site-specific design strategies which minimize energy and water use All the micro-climate variables affecting the building energy consumption, such as solar ...Building energy modeling; Urban; Microclimate; Simulation; Energy; Environment2018-08
9 Ameel, Timothy A; Gale, Bruce K.; Harvey, Ian R.A three-semester interdisciplinary educational program in microsystems engineeringMotivated by an NSF IGERT grant in the general area of microfluidics, a sequence of three interdisciplinary technical courses has been developed in the emerging area of microsystems engineering. Designed to be taken in series, these courses take students, both graduate and upper-level undergraduates...2004
10 Roundy, Shadrach J.MEMS testing: transition from millions to billions to trillionsSensors, specifically MEMSbased, have created multiple market tornados over the past 40 years. Most recently there has been a market explosion driven by the widespread adoption of MEMS sensing devices in mobile consumer applications. In the past 5 years the worldwide market has grown from roughly 10...2012-01-01
11 Lucich, Stephen; Smith, AmandaEstimating building CO2 emissions reductions with EnergyPlusThe aim of this research is to investigate the potential to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from the buildings sector in the Salt Lake Valley by altering the operational strategies of existing buildings. Air quality efforts typically focus on reducing emissions from transportation and industri...Building energy modeling, Energy efficiency, HVAC, Greenhouse gas emissions2014-02-07
12 Gale, Bruce K.Characterization of a microscale thermal-electrical field-flow fractionation systemA microscale thermal-electrical field-flow fractionation (ThElFFF) channel is reported for the first time and preliminary characterization results show high retention at certain operating conditions including relatively high flow rates when compared to standard microscale electrical or thermal field...2010
13 Guilkey, James Edward; Berzins, MartinExamination and analysis of implementation choices within the material point method (MPM)The Material Point Method (MPM) has shown itself to be a powerful tool in the simulation of large deformation problems, especially those involving complex geometries and contact where typical finite element type methods frequently fail. While these large complex problems lead to some impressive si...GIMP; Meshfree methods; Meshless methods; Particle methods; Smoothed particle hydrodynamics; Quadrature2008
14 Normann, Richard A.; Horch, Kenneth W.; Cha, KichulMobility performance with a pixelized vision systemA visual prosthesis, based on electrical stimulation of the visual cortex, has been suggested as a means for partially restoring functional vision in the blind. The prosthesis would create a pixelized visual sense consisting of punctate spots of light (phosphenes). The present study investigated the...Visual Prosthesis; Mobility; Phosphene Simulator1992
15 Tran, Thomas T.D.Thermoeconomic analysis of residential rooftop photovoltaic systems with integrated energy storage and resulting impacts on electrical distribution networksThis paper investigates residential rooftop photovoltaic (PV) systems for long-term thermoeconomic benefits from PV homeowners' perspectives and for impacts on the electrical distribution network from grid operators' perspectives. The costs of generating electricity from grid-connected PV systems ar...Rooftop PV; Net Metering; Distribution Network; Energy storage; LCOE2018-07-07
16 Smith, Amanda D.Modeling two-phase flow and vapor cycles using the generalized fluid system simulation programThis work presents three new applications for the general purpose fluid network solver code GFSSP developed at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center: (1) cooling tower, (2) vapor-compression refrigeration system, and (3) vapor-expansion power generation system. These systems are widely used across eng...Modeling; Fluid systems; Cooling tower; Vapor compression refrigeration, vapor power cycle2017-09
17 Ecsedy, Kathryn Lyn; Harvey, Ian R.The artistic applications of M.E.M.S.: gallery on a chipOur research explored the crossroads between art and science to create tiny devices known as MEMS (Micro Electrical Mechanical Systems). These artistic devices are powered by micro charge-pumped actuation of electrons in a scanning electron microscope, utilizing a phenomenon once considered an irri...Artistic applications; MEMS; Micro Electrical Mechanical Systems; Kinetic micro sculpture; Micro charge pump actuation; Trapeze Interactive Poster2010-03-15
18 Thomas, Tran T. D.Evaluation of renewable energy technologies and their potential for technical integration and cost-effective use within the U.S. energy sectorEnergy demands, environmental impacts of energy conversion, and the depletion of fossil; fuels are constant topics of discussion in the energy industry. Renewable energy technologies; have been proposed for many years to address these concerns. However, the transformation; from traditional methods o...Renewable energy; Power generation; Electrical grid; Emerging energy systems; System integration2017-07
19 Tran, Thomas T. D.System scaling approach and thermoeconomic analysis of a pressure retarded osmosis system for power production with hypersaline draw solution: A Great Salt Lake studyOsmotic power with pressure retarded osmosis (PRO) is an emerging renewable energy option for locations where fresh water and salt water mix. Energy can be recovered from the salinity gradient between the solutions. This study provides a comprehensive feasibility analysis for a PRO power plant in a ...Pressure retarded osmosis; Power generation; Renewable energy; Hydroelectric; Levelized cost2017-06
20 Tran, Thomas T.D.Incorporating performance-based global sensitivity and uncertainty analysis into LCOE calculations for emerging renewable energy technologiesAssessing system costs for power generation is essential for evaluating the economical aspect of energy resources. This paper examines traditional and renewable energy resources under uncertainty and variability of input variables. The levelized cost of electricity (LCOE) of each technology is compu...Renewable energy technologies; LCOE levelized cost of electricity2018-02-14
21 Rahman, AowabinPredicting electricity consumption for commercial and residential buildings using deep recurrent neural networksThis paper presents a recurrent neural network model to make medium-to-long term predictions, i.e. time horizon of ≥ 1 week, of electricity consumption profiles in commercial and residential buildings at one-hour resolution. Residential and commercial buildings are responsible for a significant fr...Building Energy Modeling; Machine learning; Recurrent neural networks; Deep learning; Electric load prediction2017
22 Bianchi, CarloEnergy demands for commercial buildings with climate variability based on emission scenariosThe impacts of a changing climate are wide-ranging in both impact and scope. This paper investigates the effect that realistic climate variability would have on building energy demands in Salt Lake City, UT to inform planning for air quality impacts. Energy demand scenarios were derived using climat...BEM; EnergyPlus; Emissions; Climate; Energy2017
23 Malinowski, NicholasImproving water heaters for sustainabilityBuildings use about 40% of the total U.S. energy demand. Water heaters provide hot water for a variety of building uses including sinks, showers, dishwashers, washing machines, and space heating. Water heaters are the second most energy intensive appliances in a common household. Typically a home...Water heaters; Energy efficiency; Electricity; Emissions; Natural gas2018
24 Guilkey, James EdwardImproved velocity projection for the Material Point MethodThe standard velocity projection scheme for the Material Point Method (MPM) and a typical form of the GIMP Method are examined. It is demonstrated that the fidelity of information transfer from a particle representation to the computational grid is strongly dependent on particle density and locati...Material Point Method; GIMP Method; Meshless methods; Velocity projection; Solid mechanics2007
25 Guilkey, James EdwardImproved contact algorithm for the material point method and application to stress propagation in granular materialContact between deformable bodies is a difficult problem in the analysis of engineering systems. A new approach to contact has been implemented using the Material Point Method for solid mechanics, Bardenhagen, Brackbill, and Sulsky (2000a). Here two improvements to the algorithm are described. The f...Contact algorithm; Material point method; Wave propagation; Granular material; Solid mechanics2001
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