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1 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
2 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
3 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
4 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
5 Horch, Kenneth W.; Lawrence, Steve M.; Dhillon, Gurpreet S.Acute peripheral nerve recording characteristics of polymer-based longitudinal intrafascicular electrodesWe examined the recording characteristics of two different types of polymer-based longitudinal intrafascicular electrodes (LIFEs) in peripheral nerve: single-stranded (s-polyLIFEs) and multistranded (m-polyLIFEs). Recordings were also made from Pt-Ir wire-based electrodes (PtIrLIFEs) as a control. T...Sciatic Nerve; Intrafascicular Electrodes, Peripheral Nerve Recording2004
6 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
7 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
8 Jayamohan, HarikrishnanApplications of microfluidics for molecular diagnosticsDiagnostic assays implemented in microfluidic devices have developed rapidly over the past decade and are expected to become commonplace in the next few years. Hundreds of microfluidics-based approaches towards clinical diagnostics and pathogen detection have been reported with a general theme of ra...Microfluidics; Micro-total-analysis-systems; Lab-on-a-chip; Point-of-care devices; Sample preparation; MEMS; Rapid prototyping; Biomarker detection; Personalized medicine; Global health care2012-11-04
9 Roundy, Shadrach J.A cost-effective planar electromagnetic energy harvesting transducerThis paper presents a planar multi-pole electromagnetic energy harvesting transducer. We report on the design, manufacture, and performance results of integrated devices based on this transducer. The transducer leverages recent advancements in the manufacture of multi-pole magnets and can be impleme...2012-01-01
10 Normann, Richard A.; Abbasi, Masoud; Johansson,TorbjornSilicon carbide enhanced thermomigrationThe widespread acceptance of thermomigration technology to produce through-chip interconnects has been impaired by (i) a random walk of the Si-Al liquid eutectic inclusion as it traverses the wafer, and (ii) a ?surface barrier? which allows thermomigration of only relatively large inclusions. In ...Silicon Dioxide; Thermometers; Transducers; Thermomigration Technology; Infrared Lamps1992
11 Smith, Amanda D.Performance modeling and parametric study of a stratified water thermal storage tankThermal energy storage (TES) can significantly increase the overall effciency and operational flexibility of adistributed generation system. A sensible water storage tank is an attractive option for integration in building energy systems, due to its low cost and high heat capacity. As such, this pap...2016-02-13
12 Brown, Don R.The design and implementation of partnetPartNet is a federated database for providing interactive online access to mechanical parts catalogs. The data contained in the vendor's product database is exported to the federated database using a networkbased distributed database protocol. A Single coherent view of these vendor databases is pro...1995
13 Rahman, AowabinPredicting heating demand and sizing a stratified thermal storage tank using deep learning algorithmsThis paper evaluates the performance of deep recurrent neural networks in predicting heating demand for a commercial building over a medium-to-long term time horizon (≥ 1 week), and proposes a modeling framework to demonstrate how these longer-term predictions can be used to aid design of a strati...Building Energy Modeling; Machine Learning; Recurrent Neural Networks; Deep Learning; Heating Load Prediction; Thermal Energy Storage2018
14 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
15 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
16 Ameel, Timothy A;Harvey, Ian R.; Miller, Mark S.; Blair, Steven; Gale, Bruce K.; Ring, Terry ArthurBuilding academic, research, and commercialization programs in micro and nano science and engineering at the University of UtahAbstract-This paper presents a case-study of some University /Government / Industry interactions at the University of Utah that build research and academic programs and create opportunities fur economic growth in the areas of micro and nanu science and engineering.2003
17 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
18 Adams, DanielMicromechanical modeling of high energy compositesHigh-energy polymer-binded explosives (PBXs) are composed of high-energy crystaline particles and a rubbery binder. The volume fraction of particles is approximately 92 percent. The high-energy particles have a Young's modulus that is three orders of magnitude higher than that of the binder. Eff...2000
19 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
20 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
21 Bozorgmehr, BehnamQES-Winds v1.0: Theory and User's GuideA new dispersion modeling system based on the well-used FORTRAN-based QUIC (Quick Urban and Industrial Complex) dispersion modeling system originally developed by the University of Utah and Los Alamos National Laboratory [1], has been under development as collaboration between the University of Utah...2021
22 Horch, Kenneth W.; Dhillon, Gurpreet S.Direct neural sensory feedback and control of a prosthetic armEvidence indicates that user acceptance of modern artificial limbs by amputees would be significantly enhanced by a system that provides appropriate, graded, distally referred sensations of touch and joint movement, and that the functionality of limb prostheses would be improved by a more natural co...Peripheral Nerve Implant; Prosthetic Limb Control; Sensory Feedback2005-12
23 Normann, Richard A.; Johansson,Torbjorn; Abbasi, Masoud; Huber, Robert J.Three-dimensional architecture for a parallel processing photosensing arrayA three-dimensional architecture for a photosensing array has been developed. This silicon based architecture consists of a 10 x 10 array of photosensors with 80 microns diameter, through chip interconnects to the back side of a 500 microns thick silicon wafer. Each photosensor consists of a 300 x 3...Retina; Optics; Silicon; Photosensing1992
24 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
25 Rahman, AowabinPredicting fuel consumption for commercial building with machine learning algorithmsThis paper presents a modeling framework that uses machine learning algorithms to make longterm, i.e. one year-ahead predictions, of fuel consumption in multiple types of commercial prototype buildings at one-hour resolutions. Weather and schedule variables were used as model inputs, and the hourly ...Building energy modeling; Machine learning; Prediction; Heating load; Data-driven modeling2017-08
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