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  1. Structural Analysis for Molecular Dynamics Trajectories

    03 Mar 2019 | | Contributor(s):: Nicholas J Finan, Saaketh Desai, Sam Reeve, Alejandro Strachan

    This tool reads in LAMMPS trajectories and performs the following analysis: Radial Distribution Function (RDF), X-Ray Diffraction (XRD), Vibrational Density of States, and  (More to Come!). By default the tool requires trajectory files to be input by the user however there are some...

  2. Ellipsoid Detection Using Matlab Image Processing

    27 Feb 2019 | | Contributor(s):: Gabrielle Kershaw, Charlie Lin, Cheng-wei Tai, Vivek Narsimhan

    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...

  3. Analyzing Tensile Strength and Fracture Behavior in MCC and Lactose Composite Tablets

    27 Feb 2019 | | Contributor(s):: Melanie Hacopian, Marcial Gonzalez, Isabel Bojanini, Vidal Lopez, Jesse Lee Hoffman, Caroline Baker

    Tablets containing various compositions of MCC and Lactose at several relative densities were subjected to fracture and analyzed for tensile strength. Results showed that as the mass fraction of Lactose increased, tensile strength and fracture strength decreased. Analyzing the tensile strength...

  4. 3 min. Research Talk: The Exciton Spectra Simulator of Photosynthetic Protein-pigment Complex

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

  5. 3 min. Research Talk: Image Analysis of a Vesicle to Calculate the Bending Modulus

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

  6. 3 min. Research Talk: Phase Transforming Cellular Materials

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

  7. 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...

  8. 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...

  9. 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...

  10. 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).

  11. 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.

  12. 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

  13. 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...

  14. 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...

  15. 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.

  16. Phase Transforming Cellular Materials (Spherical Shells)

    27 Aug 2018 | | Contributor(s):: Valeria Grillo, ASHLEY MIN, Gavin Carter, Yunlan Zhang, Kristiaan William Hector, David Restrepo Arango, Chidubem Nuela Enebechi, Pablo Daniel Zavattieri, Nilesh Mankame

    “Phase transforming cellular materials (PXCMs) are a class of materials whose unit cells exhibit multiple configurations (metastable or bistable) [1]. The geometrical structure of the PXCM can change to increase the energy absorbed. The hysteretic nature of the PXCM makes the potential...

  17. Phase Transforming Cellular Material Simulator

    27 Aug 2018 | | Contributor(s):: Gavin Carter, Yunlan Zhang, Kristiaan William Hector, Pablo Daniel Zavattieri

    Cellular material that exhibits phase transformations provide a variety of applications from the construction of medical casts to car bumpers. 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...

  18. AFM And EBSD Cross-Comparison Analysis Tool

    14 Aug 2018 | | Contributor(s):: Andrew Martin Krawec, John Blendell, Matthew John Michie

    Ceramic and semiconductor research is limited in its ability to create holistic representations of data in concise, easily-accessible file formats or visual data representations. These materials are used in everyday electronics, and optimizing their electrical and physical properties is...

  19. Developing a machine learning tool to optimize thermal transport

    14 Aug 2018 | | Contributor(s):: Adam Sandor Garrett, proycho, Xiulin Ruan, creynolds

    The purpose of this tool is to optimize SiGe super-lattices to have the lowest possible thermal conductivity. This poster describes the processes used in the tool and how it impacts thermoelectrics.

  20. Radiation Induced Segregation in Fe-Cr-Al Alloys

    14 Aug 2018 | | Contributor(s):: Timothy Joe Pownell, Janelle P Wharry, Priyam Vivek Patki

    This poster represents the results a summer long research project conducted by Timothy Pownell at the Purdue Nuclear Engineering Department. Specifically, the poster details the results and tool that were developed from data on Radiation Induced Segregation of the prospective cladding material...