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26 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
27 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
28 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
29 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
30 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
31 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
32 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
33 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
34 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
35 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
36 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
37 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
38 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
39 Ameel, Timothy AMicrochannel fluid behavior using micropolar fluid theoryIn this paper, we describe microchannel fluid behavior using a numerical model based on micropolar fluid theory and experimentally verify the model using micromachined channels. The micropolar fluid theory augments the laws of classical continuum mechanics by incorporating the effects of fluid ...1998
40 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
41 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
42 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
43 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
44 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
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