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1 QES-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
2 Using Observed Data During Early Design To Simulate Building Mechanical System Energy PerformanceEnergy Modeling; Real-World Data; Neural Networks2019
3 Improving 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
4 Coupling 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
5 Energy modeling framework for optimizing heat recovery in a seasonal food processing facilitySocietal, cultural and economic factors are driving food processors to reduce energy consumed per unit mass of food. This presents a unique problem because time variant batch processing using low to medium grade heat is common in food production facilities. Heat recovery methods may be implemented b...Energy efficiency; Food industry; Heat recovery; Optimization; Simulation2018-07-20
6 Linking microclimate and energy use with a low cost wall mounted measurement systemUrban microclimate plays a critical role in overall urban energy demand and efficiency. At the building scale, energy use and internal conditions are directly impacted by local microclimate. The direct link between building energy use and local microclimate is through building envelope heat fluxes. ...Microclimate; Energy; Temperature; Humidity; Arduino; EnergyPlus2016-06
7 Deep recurrent neural networks for building energy predictionThis poster illustrates the development of a deep recurrent neural network (RNN) model using long-short-term memory (LSTM) cells to predict energy consumption in buildings at one-hour time resolution over medium-to-long term time horizons ( greater than or equal to 1 week).Machine learning; Energy; Building energy modeling; Deep learning; Recurrent neural networks; Prediction2017-01-13
8 Predicting 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
9 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
10 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
11 Predicting 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
12 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
13 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
14 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
15 Predicting 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
16 Energy 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
17 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
18 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
19 Estimating 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
20 Applications 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
21 Novel titania nanotube based electrochemical detection in micrototal analysis systemWe report the modification of titania (TiO2) nanotubes for quantitative electrochemical (EC) detection of biomolecules on a microfluidic platform.Microfluidics; Titania nanotubes; Electrochemical detection2015
22 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
23 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
24 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
25 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
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