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High-Power Biofuel Cells Based On Threedimensional Reduced Graphene Oxide/ Carbon Nanotube Micro-Arrays, Yin Song, Chunlei Wang Sep 2019

High-Power Biofuel Cells Based On Threedimensional Reduced Graphene Oxide/ Carbon Nanotube Micro-Arrays, Yin Song, Chunlei Wang

Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering

Miniaturized enzymatic biofuel cells (EBFCs) with high cell performance are promising candidates for powering next-generation implantable medical devices. Here, we report a closed-loop theoretical and experimental study on a micro EBFC system based on three-dimensional (3D) carbon micropillar arrays coated with reduced graphene oxide (rGO), carbon nanotubes (CNTs), and a biocatalyst composite. The fabrication process of this system combines the top–down carbon microelectromechanical systems (C-MEMS) technique to fabricate the 3D micropillar array platform and bottom–up electrophoretic deposition (EPD) to deposit the reduced rGO/CNTs/enzyme onto the electrode surface. The Michaelis–Menten constant KM of 2.1 mM ...


Design Of High Temperature Ti–Al–Cr–V Alloys For Maximum Thermodynamic Stability Using Self-Organizing Maps, Rajesh Jha, George S. Dulikravich May 2019

Design Of High Temperature Ti–Al–Cr–V Alloys For Maximum Thermodynamic Stability Using Self-Organizing Maps, Rajesh Jha, George S. Dulikravich

Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering

Data generated for the Ti–Al–Cr–V system of metallic alloys from our previous publication, where the composition of 102 alloys were computationally Pareto optimized with the objective of simultaneously maximizing the Young’s modulus and minimizing density for a range of temperatures, was the starting point of the current research, where compositions at different temperatures of these alloys were analyzed for phase stability in order to generate new data for compositions and volume fractions of stable phases at various temperatures. This resulted in a large dataset where a lot of data were still missing as all the phases ...


Design Of High Temperature Ti–Al–Cr–V Alloys For Maximum Thermodynamic Stability Using Self-Organizing Maps, Rajesh Jha, George S. Dulikravich May 2019

Design Of High Temperature Ti–Al–Cr–V Alloys For Maximum Thermodynamic Stability Using Self-Organizing Maps, Rajesh Jha, George S. Dulikravich

Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering

Data generated for the Ti–Al–Cr–V system of metallic alloys from our previous publication, where the composition of 102 alloys were computationally Pareto optimized with the objective of simultaneously maximizing the Young’s modulus and minimizing density for a range of temperatures, was the starting point of the current research, where compositions at different temperatures of these alloys were analyzed for phase stability in order to generate new data for compositions and volume fractions of stable phases at various temperatures. This resulted in a large dataset where a lot of data were still missing as all the phases ...


A Constructal Approach To The Design Of Inflected Airplane Wings, Shanae Powell Mar 2019

A Constructal Approach To The Design Of Inflected Airplane Wings, Shanae Powell

FIU Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Aeroelastic instabilities such as flutter can be accurately captured by state-of-the-art aeroelastic analysis methods and tools. However, these tools and methods fall short in exposing the reasons behind the occurrence of such instabilities. In this research, the constructal law is used to discover the main cause of the variation in the flutter speed and stress distribution for inflected aircraft wings when compared to its uninflected counterpart. This law considers the design as a physics phenomenon and uses an evolutionary flow principle to explain and predict the occurrence of energy flow configurations (i.e. the flow of stresses throughout the structure ...