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Umass Amherst Green Building Guidelines 2013, Ludmilla Pavlova-Gillham, Ted Mendoza, Ezra Small, Patricia O'Flaherty, Nariman Mostafavi, Mohamed Farzinmoghadam, Somayeh Tabatabaee Pozveh Oct 2015

Umass Amherst Green Building Guidelines 2013, Ludmilla Pavlova-Gillham, Ted Mendoza, Ezra Small, Patricia O'Flaherty, Nariman Mostafavi, Mohamed Farzinmoghadam, Somayeh Tabatabaee Pozveh

Ludmilla D Pavlova

Facilities & Campus Services, Sustainable UMass and Campus Planning support sustainability and energy conservation initiatives by providing in-house resources to campus staff as well as designers and contractors working with the University. The UMass Amherst Green Building Guidelines provide a framework for approaching new construction and major renovation projects at UMass Amherst that are undergoing LEED certification by focusing the conversation on green building aspects that are most important to the campus. They are intended to be the beginning of a dynamic conversation between designers, environmental consultants and constructors, university stakeholders, and users of new high performance buildings.


Iron Pigments Through The Ages, Fathi Habashi Aug 2015

Iron Pigments Through The Ages, Fathi Habashi

Fathi Habashi

Naturally occurring iron oxides were used since ancient times as ochre yellow and red pigments. It was only in the 18th century that artificially prepared Prussian blue was discovered. This discovery opened up a new field of chemistry - - cyano compounds.


Analytical And Numerical Analysis Of Low Velocity Impact On Metallic Sandwich Panel With Polyurethane Foam Core, Mohsen Mahdian, Hossein Ebrahimi Aug 2015

Analytical And Numerical Analysis Of Low Velocity Impact On Metallic Sandwich Panel With Polyurethane Foam Core, Mohsen Mahdian, Hossein Ebrahimi

Hossein Ebrahimi

No abstract provided.


Rail Squats: Understand Its Causes, Severity, And Non-Destructive Evaluation Techniques, Sakdirat Kaewunruen, Makoto Ishida Jul 2015

Rail Squats: Understand Its Causes, Severity, And Non-Destructive Evaluation Techniques, Sakdirat Kaewunruen, Makoto Ishida

Sakdirat Kaewunruen

Generally, rail squats are defined by the growth of any cracks that have grown longitudinally through the rail subsurface and some of the cracks propagating to the bottom of rails transversely have branched from initial longitudinal cracks with a depression of rail surface. The rail defects are commonly referred to as ‘squats’ when they were initiated from damage caused by rolling contact fatigue, and as ‘studs’ when they were associated with white etching layer caused by the transform from pearlitic steel due to friction heat generated by wheel sliding or excessive traction. Such rail surface defect induces wheel/rail impact ...


Achieving Carbon Efficiency In Construction And Maintenance Of Railway Turnouts, Crossovers And Diamonds, Sakdirat Kaewunruen, Steve Krezo, Olivia Mirza, Yapping He, Joseph M. Sussman Jul 2015

Achieving Carbon Efficiency In Construction And Maintenance Of Railway Turnouts, Crossovers And Diamonds, Sakdirat Kaewunruen, Steve Krezo, Olivia Mirza, Yapping He, Joseph M. Sussman

Sakdirat Kaewunruen

Railway turnouts, crossovers, and diamonds are special track systems used to divert a train from a particular direction or a particular track onto other directions or other tracks. It is a structural grillage system that consists of steel rails, points, crossings, steel plates, rubber pads, insulators, fasteners, screw spikes, beam bearers (either timber, polymer, steel or concrete), ballast and formation. Usually under dynamic and high-intensity impact loading conditions, structural components of the turnout tend to have relatively short lives compared with those of ordinary open railway tracks, resulting in frequent turnout re- construction and maintenance (ranging from every 10 to ...


Severity And Growth Evaluation Of Rail Corrugations On Sharp Curves Using Wheel/Rail Interaction, Sakdirat Kaewunruen, Steve Marich Jul 2015

Severity And Growth Evaluation Of Rail Corrugations On Sharp Curves Using Wheel/Rail Interaction, Sakdirat Kaewunruen, Steve Marich

Sakdirat Kaewunruen

A railway network generally spans over a large distance so the structural health monitoring of such a rail infrastructure system is one of the critical challenges in rail industry practice. Especially in an underground/subway or elevated system, the facilities, resources and time period permitted for critical infrastructure inspection and maintenance is considerably limited. As a result, the automated inspection system of railway is in very high demand. Rail corrugation defect is the periodic, undulated or wave-like vertical alignment of rail surface. The wavelength and severity of rail corrugations is dependant to track structure, track geometry, traction system, rail vehicle ...


Under Sleeper Pads: Field Investigation Of Their Role In Detrimental Impact Mitigation, Sakdirat Kaewunruen, Alex M. Remennikov Jun 2015

Under Sleeper Pads: Field Investigation Of Their Role In Detrimental Impact Mitigation, Sakdirat Kaewunruen, Alex M. Remennikov

Sakdirat Kaewunruen

Under sleeper pads (USPs) are the component installed under the concrete sleepers generally to improve railway track resilience. Initial development in Europe, particularly in Austria, has encouraged the adoption of the component around the world. In practice, the component has commonly been used in certain applications, mainly to moderate track stiffness in special locations such as turnouts, crossings, and level crossing. In heavy haul operation, the heavier wagons result in sturdier bogie structures, higher unsprung mass, and then higher level of wheel-rail interaction forces. Accordingly, the application of USPs to mitigate detrimental impact load consequence on track structure is presented ...


Design Of Holes And Web Openings In Railway Prestressed Concrete Sleepers, Erosha Kahawatta Gamage, Sakdirat Kaewunruen, Alex M. Remennikov Jun 2015

Design Of Holes And Web Openings In Railway Prestressed Concrete Sleepers, Erosha Kahawatta Gamage, Sakdirat Kaewunruen, Alex M. Remennikov

Sakdirat Kaewunruen

As the crosstie beam in railway track systems, the prestressed concrete sleepers (or railroad ties) are principally designed in order to carry wheel loads from the rails to the ground. Their design takes into account static and dynamic loading conditions. It is evident that prestressed concrete has played a significant role as to maintain the high endurance of the sleepers under low to moderate repeated impact loads. In spite of the most common use of the prestressed concrete sleepers in railway tracks, there have always been many demands from rail engineers to improve serviceability and functionality of concrete sleepers. For ...


Resilience-Based Design Of Precast Steel-Concrete Composites For Railway Track Slabs, Sakdirat Kaewunruen, Dane Wp Griffin, Olivia Mirza, Kenny Kwok Jun 2015

Resilience-Based Design Of Precast Steel-Concrete Composites For Railway Track Slabs, Sakdirat Kaewunruen, Dane Wp Griffin, Olivia Mirza, Kenny Kwok

Sakdirat Kaewunruen

The relatively high turnover of timber sleepers (crossties in a plain track), bearers (skeleton ties in a turnout), and transoms (bridge cross beams) is responsible for producing greenhouse gas emissions 6 times greater than an equivalent reinforced concrete counterparts. This paper presents an innovative solution for the replacement of aging timber transoms installed on existing railway bridges along with the incorporation of a continuous walkway platform, which is proven to provide environmental, safety and financial benefits. Recent developments for alternative composite materials to replace timber components in railway infrastructure construction and maintenance demonstrate some compatibility issues with track stiffness as ...


Optical Detection Of Acoustic Emission Signals, C Harvey Palmer, Robert E. Green Jr Jun 2015

Optical Detection Of Acoustic Emission Signals, C Harvey Palmer, Robert E. Green Jr

Robert A. Green

Piezoelectric transducers, long used in the generation and detection of ultrasonic waves, have more recently been the detector of choice for acoustic emission signals. Optical probing methods, however, have several important advantages for acoustic emission studies: (1) they have an inherent broad frequency response, free from mechanical resonances, (2) they do not interfere with the acoustic waves. (3) since the focused optical beam diameters are typically only a few hundredths of a millimeter, optical methods can probe very close to a crack or a twin, (4) they can probe internally in transparent media, and (5) they can be used over ...


Thermal Vs. Photonic Sintering Of Nano Silver Based Conductive Inks, Bilge N. Altay, Paul D. Fleming May 2015

Thermal Vs. Photonic Sintering Of Nano Silver Based Conductive Inks, Bilge N. Altay, Paul D. Fleming

Bilge Nazli Altay

Conductive ink formulations with different electrical properties and their sintering methods after printing are an emerging area of interest. In this work, different line width and resolutions were printed on a a flexible PET substrate using a nano silver based conductive ink with gravure printing. Then printed traces were sintered with two different sintering methods and the results were compared.


Movement Of Scientists And The Production Of Aluminum, Fathi Habashi May 2015

Movement Of Scientists And The Production Of Aluminum, Fathi Habashi

Fathi Habashi

Travelling scientists certainly have contributed to advancing knowledge by communicating their observations to others. Famous professors attract students from different countries to study in their institutions and the interaction among these students is of immense importance in the diffusion of knowledge. The invention of a process for the production of aluminum is an example.


Impact Responses Of Prestressing Tendons In Railway Concrete Sleepers In High Speed Rail Environments, Sakdirat Kaewunruen, Alex M. Remennikov May 2015

Impact Responses Of Prestressing Tendons In Railway Concrete Sleepers In High Speed Rail Environments, Sakdirat Kaewunruen, Alex M. Remennikov

Sakdirat Kaewunruen

Prestressed concrete sleepers (or railroad ties) are designed in order to carry and transfer the wheel loads from the rails to the ground and are installed as the crosstie beam support in railway track systems. They are subjected to impact loading conditions that are resulted from train operations over wheel or rail abnormalities, such as flat wheels, dipped rails, crossing transfers, rail squats, corrugation, etc. The magnitude of the shock load relies on various factors such as axle load, types of wheel/rail imperfections, speeds of vehicle, track stiffness, etc. This paper demonstrates the development of finite element modelling to ...


Session D-4: Coolhub.Imsa: Collaborative Innovation In Action, Carl Heine, James Gerry May 2015

Session D-4: Coolhub.Imsa: Collaborative Innovation In Action, Carl Heine, James Gerry

Carl Heine

Transform STEM teaching and learning with CoolHub.IMSA, a free virtual platform where youth and adults collaborate on projects they create. Explore the site through the eyes of project members and discover powerful ways to collaborate, innovate and network for learning.


Effects Of Temperature Change On Interfacial Delamination In Thermal Barrier Coatings, Hossein Ebrahimi, Soheil Nakhodchi Apr 2015

Effects Of Temperature Change On Interfacial Delamination In Thermal Barrier Coatings, Hossein Ebrahimi, Soheil Nakhodchi

Hossein Ebrahimi

No abstract provided.


Finite Element Modelling Of Modular Precast Composites For Railway Track Support Structure – A Battle To Save Sydney Harbour Bridge, Dane Griffin, Olivia Mirza, Kenny Kwok, Sakdirat Kaewunruen Apr 2015

Finite Element Modelling Of Modular Precast Composites For Railway Track Support Structure – A Battle To Save Sydney Harbour Bridge, Dane Griffin, Olivia Mirza, Kenny Kwok, Sakdirat Kaewunruen

Sakdirat Kaewunruen

Railway networks in Australian alone require replacing a large amount of aging timber components in excess of 280,000 m3 per year. The replacement of timber track components is responsible for producing greenhouse gas emissions 6 times greater than equivalent reinforced concrete counterparts. Sydney Harbour Bridge presently experiences similar problem. A feasibility study to develop an innovative solution for the replacement of aging timber transoms installed on the Sydney Harbour Bridge was conducted to evaluate environmental, safety and financial benefits. The development of alternative composite structure to replace the timber components overcomes some potential compatibility issues with track stiffness as ...


Color And Texture Morphing With Colloids On Multilayered Surfaces.Pdf, Shumin Li Mar 2015

Color And Texture Morphing With Colloids On Multilayered Surfaces.Pdf, Shumin Li

Shumin Li

ABSTRACT: Dynamic morphing of marine species to match with environment
changes in color and texture is an advanced means for surviving, self-defense, and
reproduction. Here we use colloids that are placed inside a multilayered structure to
demonstrate color and texture morphing. The multilayer is composed of a thermal
insulating base layer, a light absorbing mid layer, and a liquid top layer. When external
light of moderate intensity (∼0.2 W cm−2) strikes the structure, colloids inside the
liquid layer will be assembled to locations with an optimal absorption. When this
system is exposed to continuous laser pulses, more than ...


Development Of A Metal-Printing 3d Printer At The University Of North Dakota, Benjamin Kading, Michaela Kegley, Tiana Delzer, Jeremy Straub, Scott Kerlin Mar 2015

Development Of A Metal-Printing 3d Printer At The University Of North Dakota, Benjamin Kading, Michaela Kegley, Tiana Delzer, Jeremy Straub, Scott Kerlin

Jeremy Straub

Three-dimensional (3D) printing is being used for numerous applications: from consumer hobbies to the development of aircraft parts. However, inexpensive 3D printers have been constrained in material selection to plastic. These printer use the fused deposition modeling (FDM) method of printing, which is a relatively new technology that utilizes computer numerical control (CNC) techniques to deposit melted material at specific places. Other methods, for example, include laser sintering and stereolithography. With 3D printing, layers are stacked upon each other and via this compilation of layers, a 3D object is formed. Currently there are a variety of materials that can be ...


Coupled Mechanochemical Theories For Reacting Systems With Application To Nanovoid Nucleation And Li-Ion Batteries, Hamed Attariani Feb 2015

Coupled Mechanochemical Theories For Reacting Systems With Application To Nanovoid Nucleation And Li-Ion Batteries, Hamed Attariani

Hamed Attariani

Hollow nanoparticles (NPs) are produced by void nucleation and growth during chemical reactions. However, there is no proper understanding of nucleation and growth mechanisms, and their predictive modeling. Furthermore, models based on the Kirkendall effect predict the process time, which is larger by orders of magnitude than in the experiment. A continuum-mechanics approach for nucleation and growth of a nanovoid in reacting NPs based on the Kirkendall effect is developed, which quantitatively describes the experimental results for oxidation of copper NPs. The results show that the core is under compression (which eliminates fracture hypothesis) which promotes void nucleation by decreasing ...


Potential Dual Imaging Nanoparticle: Gd2o3 Nanoparticle, Md Wasi Ahmad Jan 2015

Potential Dual Imaging Nanoparticle: Gd2o3 Nanoparticle, Md Wasi Ahmad

Dr. Mohammad Wasi Ahmad (Md Wasi Ahmad)

Gadolinium (Gd) is a unique and powerful element in chemistry and biomedicine which can be applied simultaneously to magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), X-ray computed tomography (CT), and neutron capture therapy for cancers. This multifunctionality can be maximized using gadolinium oxide (Gd2O3) nanoparticles (GNPs) because of the large amount of Gd per GNP, making both diagnosis and therapy (i.e., theragnosis) for cancers possible using only GNPs. In this study, the T1 MRI and CT dual imaging capability of GNPs is explored by synthesizing various iodine compound (IC) coated GNPs (IC-GNPs). All the IC-GNP samples showed stronger X-ray absorption and larger ...


Inżynieria Chemiczna Ćw., Wojciech M. Budzianowski Jan 2015

Inżynieria Chemiczna Ćw., Wojciech M. Budzianowski

Wojciech Budzianowski

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Tematyka Prac Doktorskich, Wojciech M. Budzianowski Jan 2015

Tematyka Prac Doktorskich, Wojciech M. Budzianowski

Wojciech Budzianowski

No abstract provided.


Step Growth And Meandering In A Precursor-Mediated Epitaxy With Anisotropic Attachment Kinetics And Terrace Diffusion, Mikhail Khenner Dec 2014

Step Growth And Meandering In A Precursor-Mediated Epitaxy With Anisotropic Attachment Kinetics And Terrace Diffusion, Mikhail Khenner

Mikhail Khenner

Step meandering instability in a Burton-Cabrera-Frank (BCF)-type model for the growth of an isolated, atomically high step on a crystal surface is analyzed. It is assumed that the growth is sustained by the molecular precursors deposition on a terrace and their decomposition into atomic constituents; both processes are explicitly modeled. A strongly nonlinear evolution PDE for the shape of the step is derived in the long-wave limit and without assuming smallness of the amplitude; this equation may be transformed into a convective Cahn-Hilliard-type PDE for the step slope. Meandering is studied as a function of the precursors diffusivity and ...


Electromigration-Driven Evolution Of The Surface Morphology And Composition For A Bi-Component Solid Film, Mikhail Khenner, Mahdi Bandegi Dec 2014

Electromigration-Driven Evolution Of The Surface Morphology And Composition For A Bi-Component Solid Film, Mikhail Khenner, Mahdi Bandegi

Mikhail Khenner

A two PDEs-based model is developed for studies of a morphological and compositional evolution of a thermodynamically stable alloy surface in a strong electric field, assuming different and anisotropic diffusional mobilities of the two atomic components. The linear stability analysis of a planar surface and the computations of morphology coarsening are performed. It is shown that the conditions for instability and the characteristic wavelength and growth rate differ from their counterparts in a single-component film. Computational parametric analyses reveal the sensitivity of the scaling exponents to the electric field strength and to the magnitude of anisotropies difference.


Zespół Energii Odnawialnej I Zrównoważonego Rozwoju (Eozr), Wojciech M. Budzianowski Dec 2014

Zespół Energii Odnawialnej I Zrównoważonego Rozwoju (Eozr), Wojciech M. Budzianowski

Wojciech Budzianowski

No abstract provided.


Further Stabilization And Exact Observability Results For Voltage-Actuated Piezoelectric Beams With Magnetic Effects, Ahmet Ozkan Ozer Dec 2014

Further Stabilization And Exact Observability Results For Voltage-Actuated Piezoelectric Beams With Magnetic Effects, Ahmet Ozkan Ozer

Ahmet Ozkan Ozer

It is well known that magnetic energy of the piezoelectric beam is relatively small, and it does not change the overall dynamics. Therefore, the models, relying on electrostatic or quasi-static approaches, completely ignore the magnetic energy stored/produced in the beam. A single piezoelectric beam model without the magnetic effects is known to be exactly observable and exponentially stabilizable in the energy space. However, the model with the magnetic effects is proved to be not exactly observable/exponentially stabilizable in the energy space for almost all choices of material parameters. Moreover, even strong stability is not achievable for many values ...