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Coating Material Interaction On Metal Substrate By Application Of Plasma Spraying, Ajit Behera 2012 Indian Institute of Technology - Kharagpur

Coating Material Interaction On Metal Substrate By Application Of Plasma Spraying, Ajit Behera

Ajit Behera

In this paper, Fly-ash+quartz+illmenite with weight percentage ratio: 60:20:20, is deposited on mild steel and copper substrates by atmospheric plasma spraying at various operating power level ranging from 11 to 21 kW. The properties of the coating depend on the interaction of coating powder with plasma, operating condition and the process parameters. The coating quality and behavior depends on Coating surface & interface morphology are studied with Scanning Electron Microscope. For Mild Steel the adhesion strength has varied from 3.5MPa to 6.56MPa and for Mild steel a maximum of 6.56MPa at the power level of 21 kW. In plasma spraying, …


Role Of Epidermal Growth Factor-Triggered Pi3k/Akt Signaling In The Migration Of Medulloblastoma-Derived Cells, Veronica Dudu, Richard A. Able, Jr., Veronica Rotari, Qingjun Kong, Maribel Vazquez 2012 CUNY City College

Role Of Epidermal Growth Factor-Triggered Pi3k/Akt Signaling In The Migration Of Medulloblastoma-Derived Cells, Veronica Dudu, Richard A. Able, Jr., Veronica Rotari, Qingjun Kong, Maribel Vazquez

Publications and Research

Medulloblastoma (MB) is the most common brain cancer diagnosed among children. The cellular pathways that regulate MB invasion in response to environmental cues remain incompletely understood. Herein, we examine the migratory response of human MB-derived Daoy cells to different concentration profiles of Epidermal Growth Factor (EGF) using a microfluidic system. Our findings provide the first quantitative evidence that EGF concentration gradients modulate the chemotaxis of MB-derived cells in a dose-dependent manner via the EGF receptor (EGF-R). Data illustrates that higher concentration gradients caused increased number of cells to migrate. In addition, our results show that EGF-induced receptor phosphorylation triggered the …


College Of Engineering Senior Design Competition Fall 2012, University of Nevada, Las Vegas 2012 University of Nevada, Las Vegas

College Of Engineering Senior Design Competition Fall 2012, University Of Nevada, Las Vegas

Fred and Harriet Cox Senior Design Competition Projects

Senior Design Experience

Part of every UNLV engineering student's academic experience, the Senior Design project stimulates engineering innovation and entrepreneurship. Each student in their senior year chooses, plans, designs and prototypes a product in this required element of the curriculum. Working in teams, the senior design project encourages students to use everything learned in the engineering and computer design programs to create a practical, real world solution to an engineering challenge.

Beyond the classroom ...

Because of the requirement to work in teams, students also build good communication skills, presentation skills and even business writing skills. They also have to …


Model Development And Application Of Molecular Simulations For The Study Of Proton Transport In Bulk Water And For The Prediction Of Dipole Moments Of Organic Compounds, Abhishek Asthana 2012 Brigham Young University - Provo

Model Development And Application Of Molecular Simulations For The Study Of Proton Transport In Bulk Water And For The Prediction Of Dipole Moments Of Organic Compounds, Abhishek Asthana

Theses and Dissertations

The present work demonstrates the application of molecular simulations (MD) in two different areas: proton transport in bulk water and estimation of the dipole moment of polar organic compounds. In both areas, relatively few successful and robust methodologies exist. In the first part, a new polarizable water model is developed for MD simulations of the proton transport process. The model was parametrized from a combination of quantum chemical calculations and experimental water properties. The model was implemented in MD simulation studies of liquid water at room temperature, as well as with excess protons. For pure water the model gave good …


Controlled Synthesis Of One Dimensional Nanostructured Materials And Their Applications As Catalyst Supports In Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cells, Mohammad Norouzi Banis 2012 The University of Western Ontario

Controlled Synthesis Of One Dimensional Nanostructured Materials And Their Applications As Catalyst Supports In Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cells, Mohammad Norouzi Banis

Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository

Nanomaterials have attracted significant interest in the past decade due to their unique structure and properties compared to their bulk counterparts. Nanomaterials-based solutions can address challenges in various technologies such as proton exchange membrane fuel cells (PEMFCs). PEMFC is an innovative energy conversion technology to directly convert chemical energy to electrical energy by using hydrogen as fuel. However, the current PEMFC system still faces significant technological roadblocks which have to be overcome before the system can become economically viable. A major impediment to the commercialization of PEMFC is the high cost of materials and manufacturing and stability, which is primarily …


Predicting The Wear Of High Speed Rocket Sleds, Lauren B. Wuertemberger 2012 Air Force Institute of Technology

Predicting The Wear Of High Speed Rocket Sleds, Lauren B. Wuertemberger

Theses and Dissertations

Holloman Air Force Base houses the 10 mile long Holloman High Speed Test Track (HHSTT) in New Mexico and can run hypersonic experiments at speeds up to 10,000m/s. Tested objects are loaded onto sleds, which are connected to the track by slippers that slide along the rails. The payload sled is propelled down the track by a series of rocket sleds. The ability to predict the wear that will occur on the slippers during these experiments is important for slipper design and preventing catastrophic failure. However, high speeds complicate wear prediction as there additional contributing factors, including inconsistent surface contact, …


Combinatorial Constructions Of 3- And 4-Secure Codes, Yeijing Wang, Jennifer Seberry, Beata J. Wysocki, Tadeusz A. Wysocki, Willy Susilo, Tianbing Xia, Ying Zhao, Le Chung Tran 2012 University of Wollongong

Combinatorial Constructions Of 3- And 4-Secure Codes, Yeijing Wang, Jennifer Seberry, Beata J. Wysocki, Tadeusz A. Wysocki, Willy Susilo, Tianbing Xia, Ying Zhao, Le Chung Tran

Professor Willy Susilo

In this paper, 3- and 4-secure codes are constructed from combinatorial designs. Both constant weight and non-constant weight codes are shown.


Chosen-Ciphertext Secure Anonymous Conditional Proxy Re-Encryption With Keyword Search, Liming Fang, Willy Susilo, Chunpeng Ge, Jiandong Wang 2012 Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics

Chosen-Ciphertext Secure Anonymous Conditional Proxy Re-Encryption With Keyword Search, Liming Fang, Willy Susilo, Chunpeng Ge, Jiandong Wang

Professor Willy Susilo

Weng et al. introduced the notion of conditional proxy re-encryption (or C-PRE, for short), whereby only the ciphertext satisfying one condition set by the delegator can be transformed by the proxy and then decrypted by delegatee. Nonetheless, they left an open problem on how to construct CCA-secure C-PRE schemes with anonymity. Fang et al. answered this question by presenting a construction of anonymous condi- tional proxy re-encryption (C-PRE) scheme without requiring random oracle. Nev- ertheless, Fang et al.'s scheme only satises the RCCA-security (which is a weaker variant of CCA-security assuming a harmless mauling of the challenge ciphertext is tolerated). …


Contextual Effects In Modeling For Small Domain Estimation, Mohammad-Reza Namazi-Rad, David G. Steel 2012 University of Wollongong

Contextual Effects In Modeling For Small Domain Estimation, Mohammad-Reza Namazi-Rad, David G. Steel

Professor David Steel

Many different Small Area Estimation (SAE) methods have been proposed to overcome the challenge of findingreliable estimates for small domains. Often, the required data for various research purposes are available at differentlevels of aggregation. Based on the available data, individual-level or aggregated-level models are used in SAE.However, parameter estimates obtained from individual and aggregated level analysis may be different, in practice.This may happen due to some substantial contextual or area-level effects in the covariates which may be misspecifiedin individual-level analysis. If small area models are going to be interpretable in practice, possible contextualeffects should be included. Ignoring these effects leads …


Linear Predictive Perceptual Filtering For Acoustic Vector Sensors: Exploiting Directional Recordings For High Quality Speech Enhancement, Muawiyath Shujau, Christian Ritz, Ian Burnett 2012 University of Wollongong

Linear Predictive Perceptual Filtering For Acoustic Vector Sensors: Exploiting Directional Recordings For High Quality Speech Enhancement, Muawiyath Shujau, Christian Ritz, Ian Burnett

Dr Muawiyath Shujau

This paper investigates the performance of a new technique for speech enhancement which combines Linear Predictive (LP) spectrum-based perceptual filtering to the recordings obtained from an Acoustic Vector Sensor (AVS). The technique takes advantage of the directional polar responses of the AVS to obtain a significantly more accurate representation of the LP spectrum of a target speech signal in the presence of noise when compared to single channel, omni-directional recordings. Comparisons between the speech quality obtained from the proposed technique and existing beamforming-based speech enhancement techniques for the AVS are made through Perceptual Evaluation of Speech Quality (PESQ) tests and …


Ceas E-News 12.04.2012, College of Engineering and Applied Sciences 2012 Western Michigan University

Ceas E-News 12.04.2012, College Of Engineering And Applied Sciences

College of Engineering and Applied Sciences News

Innovation Day and Senior Design Conference Draws Many To Parkview Campus; CCE Graduate Student Farhad Abasahl Receives 2nd ITE Award


Effective Collaboration Through Multi User Cax By Implementing New Methods Of Product Specification And Management, Vonn L. Holyoak 2012 Brigham Young University - Provo

Effective Collaboration Through Multi User Cax By Implementing New Methods Of Product Specification And Management, Vonn L. Holyoak

Theses and Dissertations

This thesis presents a new design process in which design specifications and task distribution are determined from a parallel multi user prospective. Using this method, projects are more easily decomposed into tasks that can be performed concurrently, thus decreasing the design time. Also, a framework is provided to determine the correct distribution of available talent and stakeholders that can be utilized on a given project. The research suggests that by involving the necessary stakeholders in a multi user setting, changes can be made quickly and without additional approval wait time. By including individuals from the various areas of required talent, …


Seismic Response Of Stiffening Elastic Systems, Andrew Scott Morgan 2012 Brigham Young University - Provo

Seismic Response Of Stiffening Elastic Systems, Andrew Scott Morgan

Theses and Dissertations

Traditional seismic load resisting systems in buildings are designed to undergo inelastic deformations in order to dissipate energy, resulting in residual displacements. This work explores an approach to eliminate these residual displacements. The systems investigated have low initial stiffness which increases at a predefined displacement, and are therefore called stiffening elastic systems. This thesis begins with an examination of single-degree-of-freedom stiffening elastic systems. A case study is presented which suggests that the benefits from stiffening elastic behavior may be limited to systems which would have long periods if designed traditionally. A thorough parameter study is also presented which indicates the …


On The Atomic Anisotropy Of Thermal Expansion In Bulk Metallic Glass, Dongdong Qu, Klaus-Dieter Liss, Kun Yan, Mark Reid, Jonathan Almer, Yanbo Wang, Xiaozhou Liao, Jun Shen 2012 Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin, China

On The Atomic Anisotropy Of Thermal Expansion In Bulk Metallic Glass, Dongdong Qu, Klaus-Dieter Liss, Kun Yan, Mark Reid, Jonathan Almer, Yanbo Wang, Xiaozhou Liao, Jun Shen

Dr Jun Shen

Glass transition temperature and plastic yield strength are known to be correlated in metallic glasses. We have observed by in situ synchrotron high energy X-ray diffraction anisotropy of the thermal expansion behavior in the nearest neighbor and second nearest neighbor atomic distances in the building blocks of Zr-Cu-Ni-Al based bulk metallic glass, leading inevitably to shear. Mechanical yielding of the latter on the atomic scale leads to the glass transition and the increase of the free volume. These experimental results uncover the mechanism, how glass transition and yield strength are linked.


1891 Eruption Of Foerstner Volcano (Pantelleria, Sicily): Insights Into The Vent Structure Of Basaltic Balloon Eruptions, J. Kelly, S. Carey, K. Croff-Bell, C. Roman, M. Rosi, M. Marani, M. Pistolesi, E. Baker 2012 University of Rhode Island

1891 Eruption Of Foerstner Volcano (Pantelleria, Sicily): Insights Into The Vent Structure Of Basaltic Balloon Eruptions, J. Kelly, S. Carey, K. Croff-Bell, C. Roman, M. Rosi, M. Marani, M. Pistolesi, E. Baker

Christopher N. Roman

AGU session number V21A-2750.


Interative Discussion Leader (Idt) @ Futuregov Forum Queensland On The Theme Of "Mobile Government", Katina Michael, Erica Fensom 2012 University of Wollongong

Interative Discussion Leader (Idt) @ Futuregov Forum Queensland On The Theme Of "Mobile Government", Katina Michael, Erica Fensom

Professor Katina Michael

Mobile Government Briefing: Provide services anywhere any time: - Transact to enable in-field data collection, request processing, order management, approvals, edits, updates and execute actions. - What are the implications for the incorporation of rich multimedia content on devices to better serve staff and citizens? - Addressing the security challenges of various risks around data access, data transmission, and data storage for BI architecture and mobile devices


The Role Of Zinc Particle Size And Loading In Cathodic Protection Efficiency, QIANG WANG 2012 Virginia Commonwealth University

The Role Of Zinc Particle Size And Loading In Cathodic Protection Efficiency, Qiang Wang

Theses and Dissertations

Metallic additives, also known as anticorrosive pigments, can provide sacrificial cathodic protection and complement the barrier protection afforded by heterogeneous organic coatings to metallic substrates. The unique systematic study of the corrosion resistance of an epoxy coating reinforced with different sizes (80nm, 500nm, 10um) and continuous multiple pigment volume concentration (0, 2%, 10%, 20%, 45%) below global critical pigment volume concentration of zinc particles were studied. The thesis is developing the fundamental understanding to optimize corrosion protection and predicting the protection with time. The properties of these cathodic coatings were investigated by a single-frequency electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS) and open …


Dynamic Modeling, Trajectory Generation And Tracking For Towed Cable Systems, Liang Sun 2012 Brigham Young University - Provo

Dynamic Modeling, Trajectory Generation And Tracking For Towed Cable Systems, Liang Sun

Theses and Dissertations

In this dissertation, we focus on the strategy that places and stabilizes the path of an aerial drogue, which is towed by a mothership aircraft using a long flexible cable, onto a horizontally flat orbit by maneuvering the mothership in the presence of wind. To achieve this goal, several studies for towed cable systems are conducted, which include the dynamic modeling for the cable, trajectory generation strategies for the mothership, trajectory-tracking control law design, and simulation and flight test implementations. First, a discretized approximation method based on finite element and lumped mass is employed to establish the mathematical model for …


Nanomechanics Of Electrospun Nanofibres For Tissue Engineering Of The Tympanic Membrane, Sara Makaremi 2012 The University of Western Ontario

Nanomechanics Of Electrospun Nanofibres For Tissue Engineering Of The Tympanic Membrane, Sara Makaremi

Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository

The Tympanic Membrane (TM), also known as the eardrum, includes layers of organized collagen nanofibres which play an essential role in sound transmission. Perforations that are caused by infection or accident must be repaired in order to restore hearing. Tympanoplasty is performed using grafts that are prepared from bladder, cartilage, temporal fascia and cadaveric skin. However, since mechanical properties of these grafts do not match those of the original TM, normal hearing is not fully restored. The goal of this study is to develop nanofibrous scaffolds for tissue engineering of the TM in order to circumvent the complications addressed with …


Combining Data From Multiple Sources Using The Cuahsi Hydrologic Information System (Invited), David G. Tarboton, Daniel Ames, Jeffery S. Horsburgh, J. L. Goodall 2012 Utah State University

Combining Data From Multiple Sources Using The Cuahsi Hydrologic Information System (Invited), David G. Tarboton, Daniel Ames, Jeffery S. Horsburgh, J. L. Goodall

Civil and Environmental Engineering Faculty Publications

The Consortium of Universities for the Advancement of Hydrologic Science, Inc. (CUAHSI) has developed a Hydrologic Information System (HIS) to provide better access to data by enabling the publication, cataloging, discovery, retrieval, and analysis of hydrologic data using web services. The CUAHSI HIS is an Internet based system comprised of hydrologic databases and servers connected through web services as well as software for data publication, discovery and access. The HIS metadata catalog lists close to 100 web services registered to provide data through this system, ranging from large federal agency data sets to experimental watersheds managed by University investigators. The …


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