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Online Presentations (1-20 of 36)

  1. 3 min. Research Talk: The Exciton Spectra Simulator of Photosynthetic Protein-pigment Complex

    04 Feb 2019 | | Contributor(s):: Qifeng Chen

  2. 3 min. Research Talk: Image Analysis of a Vesicle to Calculate the Bending Modulus

    04 Feb 2019 | | Contributor(s):: Pheobe Jane Appel

  3. 3 min. Research Talk: Phase Transforming Cellular Materials

    04 Feb 2019 | | Contributor(s):: Valeria Grillo

  4. 3 min Research Talk: Deep Machine Learning for Machine Performance & Damage Prediction

    04 Feb 2019 | | Contributor(s):: Elijah Reber

    In this talk, we look at how effective a deep neural network is at predicting the failure or energy output of a wind turbine. A data set was obtained that contained sensor data from 17 wind turbines over 13 months, measuring numerous variables, such as spindle speed and blade position and whether...

  5. 3 min Research Talk: Grain Boundary Motion Analysis

    04 Feb 2019 | | Contributor(s):: Jeremy Seiji Marquardt

    This talk aims to present the results of grain boundary motion simulations through a generalized program that streamlines and optimizes the analysis process. Various simulations examining the effects of grain boundary energy and mobility were run through Idaho National Laboratory's...

  6. 3 min Research Talk: Ellipsoidal Particle Detection

    31 Jan 2019 | | Contributor(s):: Gabrielle Kershaw

    The objective of this project was to create code using functions found in MATLAB Image Processing Toolbox, such as edge detection, thresholding, and morphology to isolate the desired ellipsoidal particles in images obtained from experiments. The code was to become a research tool that...

  7. 3 min Research Talk: GUI for the Surface Evolver – Polycrystalline Grain Growth

    31 Jan 2019 | | Contributor(s):: Kevin K Ngo

    This talk summarizes how the the online simulation tool, GUI for the Surface Evolver, was created as well as how it will impact research in polycrystalline grain growth. Polycrystalline grains have surface energies and tensions associated with them that cause grain boundaries to move (grow).

  8. 3 min Research Talk: Analysis of Radiation Induced Segregation in Fe-Cr-Al Alloys

    31 Jan 2019 | | Contributor(s):: Timothy Joe Pownell

    This presentation gives an overview of the results and tool that were developed from data on Radiation Induced Segregation of the prospective cladding material Fe-Cr-Al.

  9. 3 min Research Talk: AFM And EBSD Cross-Comparison Analysis Tool

    31 Jan 2019 | | Contributor(s):: Andrew Martin Krawec

    This talk describes an approach to analyzing the crystal structure using data collected from AFM and EBSD scans to build an accurate image of the crystal structure and orientation in the ceramic

  10. 3 min Research Talk: Predicting and Optimizing Solar Cell Performance with Material/Surface Characteristics

    31 Jan 2019 | | Contributor(s):: Yiheng Zhu

    Photovoltaic simulation tools can be utilized to predict device performance before fabrication and experimentation, streamline research processes, and interpret experimental results. Therefore, we developed ContourPV, which simulates various combinations of values of different device...

  11. 3 min. Research Talk: Computational Catalysis - Creating a User-Friendly Tool for Research and Education

    31 Jan 2019 | | Contributor(s):: Kevin Greenman

    Heterogeneous catalysis is used in a significant portion of production processes in the industrialized world, which makes maximizing the efficiency of catalysts a high priority. However, the immense number of candidates for new catalysts precludes the possibility of testing all of them by...

  12. 3 min. Research Talk: Phase Transforming Cellular Materials Simulator

    31 Jan 2019 | | Contributor(s):: Gavin Carter

    Materials with multiple phases are able to experience a multitude of loading and unloading forces. How the materials reacts is in part due to its geometrical design, along with the material properties. In this project, PXCM’s are utilized for there versatility in design capabilities.

  13. Modelling of Phase Transforming Cellular Material (PXCM)

    28 Aug 2017 | | Contributor(s):: Chidubem Nuela Enebechi, Yunlan Zhang, David Restrepo Arango, Pablo Daniel Zavattieri, Nilesh Mankame

    Phase transforming cellular materials (PXCMs) are a new class of materials that can go through large deformation and return to their original configuration. Currently, there are reliable cellular materials that can resist large deformation, for example, honey comb; however, when these materials...

  14. Electronic and Thermoelectric Characterization of Materials from Ab Initio Calculations

    15 Aug 2017 | | Contributor(s):: Gustavo Javier, David M Guzman, Austin Jacob Zadoks, Alejandro Strachan

    We present the Optimized Workflow for Electronic and Thermoelectric Properties (OWETP) python notebook, which uses Density Functional Theory (DFT) as implemented in the Quantum Espresso code for electronic properties of materials. The OWETP python notebook also enables connecting to the Materials...

  15. Microstructure Evolution During Compaction of Powder Blends

    07 Aug 2017 | | Contributor(s):: Ayush Giri

    Powder Compaction is a manufacturing technology which is used to mold granular particles to solid materials. Powder compaction is widely used by pharmaceutical companies to manufacture tablets with desired properties. It is imperative to understand the mechanics underneath the constituent...

  16. Understanding the Role of Fabrication Method on Metal Alloys Used in Nuclear Power Plants

    07 Aug 2017 | | Contributor(s):: Esteban Bautista, Alexander Bullens, Janelle P Wharry

    Current nuclear reactor components consist of forged or casted Iron-based or Nickel-based alloys.  Both these fabrication techniques present challenges in long-term performance and structural integrity. A possible alternative investigated in this research includes Powder Metallurgy (PM)...

  17. Structure-Force Field Generator for Molecular Dynamics Simulations

    07 Aug 2017 | | Contributor(s):: Carlos Miguel Patiño, Lorena Alzate-Vargas, Alejandro Strachan

    Atomistic and molecular simulations have become an important research field due to the progress made in computer performance and the necessity of new and improved materials. Despite this, first principle simulations of large molecules are still not possible because the high computational time and...

  18. Efficient Exploration of Quantified Uncertainty in Granular Crystals

    16 Mar 2016 | | Contributor(s):: Juan Camilo Lopez

    This work presents a way of quantifying uncertainty in granular crystals in a computationally efficient way. To accomplish this, a low dimensional response surface is approximated through the method of active subspaces. Within this framework, special structure within the inputs is exploited to...

  19. Nanomechanics Simulation Tool: Dislocations Make or Break Materials

    16 Mar 2016 | | Contributor(s):: Michael N Sakano

    The goal of computational material science is to improve existing materials and design new ones through mathematical calculations. In particular, molecular dynamic simulations can allow for visualization of dislocations in a material, along with its resulting behavior when under stress. For...

  20. Carbon Nanotube Mission

    02 Aug 2007 | | Contributor(s):: Adaku Ochia

    Carbon nanotubes have become an interesting phenomenon over the past couple of years as electrical devices and electro-mechanical systems have dramatically shrunk in size. Accidentally discovered by Sumio Iijima while he examined carbon fullerenes, these needle like structures, he later named...