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Aerosol Particles Beyond the Speed of Sound- Applications in Manufacturing, Space Flight, and Public Health
Published: February 13, 2024

Abstract: Aerosol particles are ever-present in both natural environments, and in engineered systems.  In large part, control over aerosol particle transport hinges upon control of particle inertia, i.e. the propensity of particles to maintain a particular trajectory whilst the surrounding fluid moves in a distinct direction.  Increasing the inertia of increasingly small particles typically involves […]

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KeyShot in Action: A Gateway to Aesthetic Excellence in Engineering Design
Published: January 30, 2024

Abstract: In this talk, we’ll discuss how engineering students can utilize KeyShot to elevate the aesthetics and presentation of their concepts, increasing the likelihood their ideas will garner attention and be valued. Through an in-person demonstration, the Education Program Manager from KeyShot will illustrate just how quick and painless learning the industry-leading 3D-visualization software can […]

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Data Sampling and Distillation for Neural Network Potentials
Published: January 30, 2024

Abstract: Multiscale modeling methods are typically envisioned as precise and predictive simulation tools to solve complex science and engineering problems. However, even conventional atomistic models often lack computational efficiency and accuracy, making them inadequate for providing reliable information for large-scale continuum models. In this seminar, I will discuss the developments aimed at overcoming these critical […]

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Mathematical and Computational modelling of soft-tissue mechanobiology: application to aneurysms, osteoarthritis and bladder outlet obstruction.
Published: January 12, 2024

Abstract: Mathematical and computational modelling approaches can quantify the mechanics & mechanical environment of soft biological tissues under physiological and pathological loading. These tools can quantify ‘mechanical stimuli’ inputs to algorithms that control growth and remodelling (G&R) of the tissue to simulate adaptation to altered environmental conditions. In this talk, I will overview a rate-based […]

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Novel Aerosol Measurement Techniques for Energy and Environmental Applications
Published: December 18, 2023

Abstract: Accumulating evidence suggests that the global climate is changing as a result of human activities, where fossil fuel combustion is a dominant contributor. To mitigate this problem, we need to make rapid progress in developing new fossil fuel combustion technologies and manufacturing advanced materials for sustainable energy utilization. In order to control the particle […]

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Development of Scalable and Expeditious Additive Manufacturing (SEAM): A Solution to High Production Additive Manufacturing
Published: December 18, 2023

Abstract: For the past 40 years, metal additive manufacturing (AM) technologies with the capability of fabricating highly complex metal components with virtually no geometrical limitations, has enabled new opportunities in product designs and performance, reducing total cost and shortening lead time, improving material efficiency and creating more sustainable products. A significant attention and interest of […]

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PLAYING WITH FLAMES AND FIRE FOR THE U.S. NAVY
Published: November 28, 2023

Abstract: Combustion research forms an integral part of supporting the U.S. Navy’s science and technology development efforts for fire characterization and suppression on vessels and land, developing new propulsion technologies, hazardous spill remediation, and a range of technology needs. Dr. Tuttle will share some of the more interesting work he has done and how research […]

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Morphology, optical properties & climate impact of soot nanoparticles
Published: November 10, 2023

Abstract: Soot is a major air pollutant produced by incomplete combustion of hydrocarbon fuels. The contribution of soot to global warming is currently estimated with large uncertainty (partly) due to the fractal-like agglomerate structure of its constituent nanoparticles. Here, the dynamics of soot nanoparticles are investigated to advance our current understanding of particle formation during […]

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Strategies to Incorporate Mechanics and Manufacturability in Topology Optimization
Published: November 8, 2023

Abstract: Recent decades have seen rapid development in all manufacturing technologies, including additive manufacturing (AM). This has raised the need for design methods to leverage the new, increasingly complex fabrication possibilities. Topology optimization has the potential to generate new high-performing design solutions since it is a free-form design method that does not require a preconceived […]

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Adaptive robotic systems using embodied intelligence
Published: November 3, 2023

Abstract: Current robots are primarily rigid machines that exist in highly constrained or open environments such as factory floors, warehouses, or fields. There is an increasing demand for more adaptable, mobile, and flexible robots that can manipulate or move through complex environments. This problem is currently being addressed in two complementary ways: (i) learning and […]

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Measurement of non-equilibrium in high-speed hydrogen jet flames using spontaneous Raman scattering
Published: October 9, 2023

Abstract: Mixing-induced vibrational non-equilibrium was studied in the turbulent shear layer between a high-speed jet and a surrounding hot-air co-flow. The vibrational and rotational temperatures of N2 and O2 were determined by fitting measured spontaneous Raman scattering spectra to a model that allows for different vibrational and rotational temperatures. The mixing of the jet fluid […]

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Overview of Advanced Reactor Demonstration Support at Idaho National Laboratory and Modeling & Simulation Capabilities
Published: September 29, 2023

Abstract: Idaho National Laboratory (INL) is at the forefront of the nation’s advanced reactor R&D effort. Advanced reactor are a promising form of baseload carbon free energy generation and several studies are expecting them to play a critical part in US decarbonization plans. The seminar presentation will be divided in two parts. The first will […]

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Understanding battery safety issues from a mechanics-driven perspective
Published: September 29, 2023

Abstract: Lithium-ion batteries are one of the critical momentums of our current mobile society. With the further development and application of increasingly high energy density batteries and large capacity battery packs in electric vehicles, cellphones, laptops, and large-scale energy storage systems, the consequences of battery safety issues now become significant threats. Internal short circuits (ISCs) […]

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Weather Forecast and Climate Models in Today’s World
Published: September 29, 2023

Abstract: Weather Forecast and Climate Models, often referred to as General Circulation Models (GCMs), play pivotal roles in modern society, impacting various sectors, from everyday planning to aviation and national defense. This presentation explores the multifaceted significance of GCMs, both scientifically and economically. Economically, accurate weather and climate predictions yield an annual economic benefit exceeding […]

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Physics-Informed Learning of Melt Pool Dynamics in Metal Additive Manufacturing
Published: September 14, 2023

Abstract: Metal additive manufacturing (AM), e.g., laser-based powder bed fusion (L-PBF), offers an enabling opportunity for making complex metal parts or customized alloys with design freedom. The unique thermal cycle of rapid heating, fast solidification, and melt-back during metal AM may cause very complex metal pool dynamics, such as steep temperature gradient and high cooling […]

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SpaceChiller: DARPA heat sink technology to enable unprecedented performance of thermoelectric cooling in commercial aerospace systems
Published: September 11, 2023

Abstract: Thermoelectric coolers (TECs), also known as Peltier coolers, are solid-state cooling devices powered by a direct (dc) current. They offer high reliability, silent operation, and do not require the use of refrigerant chemicals that can be harmful to the environment. However, TEC performance is generally limited as compared to traditional vapor-compression refrigeration systems and […]

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Lightning Talks: Meet Our Faculty
Published: August 30, 2023

Three ME faculty will present their research. Come and learn about their exciting research, ask questions, and learn about research opportunities. Prof. Mihai “Mishu” Duduta obtained his B.S. degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Materials Science Engineering and received his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Engineering Sciences from Harvard University. While at MIT […]

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Energy and Emissions in the Built Environment: A Grand Challenge
Published: April 12, 2023

Abstract: The construction and operation of buildings contribute massively to global energy use and greenhouse gas emissions; therefore, buildings will play a central role in the path toward a sustainable, net zero, clean energy future. This presentation will give a high-level framing of buildings’ role in the 21st century energy challenge, as well as associated […]

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Open Access Benchmark Datasets and Metamodels for Problems in Mechanics
Published: April 6, 2023

Abstract: Metamodels, or models of models, map defined model inputs to defined model outputs. When metamodels are constructed to be computationally cheap, they are an invaluable tool for applications ranging from topology optimization, to uncertainty quantification, to real-time prediction, to multi-scale simulation. In particular, for heterogeneous materials, metamodels are useful for exploring the influence of […]

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In-vitro microfluidic characterization of sickle cells challenged by repeated hypoxia cycles and mechanical fatigue
Published: April 6, 2023

Abstract: Sickle cells are known for their significantly shortened lifespan (10-20 days), which is much shorter than the lifespan (~120 days) of the normal red blood cells (RBCs). Similar to normal RBCs, sickle cells are also challenged by repeated hypoxia cycles as well as mechanical fatigue. To examine the impact of these repeated challenges toward […]

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