Bridging the Gap Between Large and Small: Thermofluids and Nanoengineering for the Water-Energy Nexus
05 Nov 2019 | | Contributor(s):: David M. Warsinger
Nanomaterial self-assembly techniques can be guided by thermofluids designs to make macro-scale membrane systems with photonic properties for catalysis and solar distillation.
3 min. Research Talk: The Agrivoltaic Simulation tool
23 Oct 2019 | | Contributor(s):: Hans Torsina
The Agrivoltaic Simulation tool will calculate based on the solar panel parameters, geometries, patterns, and tracking system to provide outputs of contour shadowmaps, solar and electrical power output plots, along with input-output tables.
23 Sep 2019 | | Contributor(s):: Hans Torsina, Allison Perna, Peter Bermel
With the continually increasing food and energy demands which require sustainability, novel solutions in which agrivoltaic (agrophotovoltaic) is a part of are pushed to solve local land shortages and increase land productivity. Compared to...
10 Aug 2019 | | Contributor(s):: Allison Perna, Hans Torsina, Peter Bermel, Elizabeth Grubbs, Myeon Williams
Simulates agrivoltaic systems based on photovoltaic system geometries to form shadow maps, power, and irradiance data
Certainties and Uncertainties in Our Energy and Climate Futures
06 Jun 2019 | | Contributor(s):: Steven E. Koonin
I’ll first discuss the certainties and uncertainties in our understanding of the earth’s changing climate and its response to human influences. The historical record, climate models, and projections through the next century will be reviewed in ways not usually covered in...
Energy Assurance with Renewable Generation
13 Mar 2019 | | Contributor(s):: Joydeep Mitra
This talk will discuss the most significant factors affecting energy assurance in the presence of renewable generation. It will investigate the use of energy storage to mitigate some of the challenges. It will discuss reliability metrics and targets, and a method for quantifying the notion of...
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...
Wind Turbine Power Prediction
30 Jul 2018 | | Contributor(s):: Elijah Reber, Nickolas D Winovich, Guang Lin
This tool uses a trained neural network algorithm to predict the energy output and failure of a wind turbine using sensor data
Purdue University Bifacial Module Calculator (PUB)
20 Feb 2018 | | Contributor(s):: Binglin Zhao, Xingshu Sun, Mohammad Ryyan Khan, Muhammad Ashraful Alam
A tool to simulate and optimize the energy yield of both bifacial and monofacial solar modules
Solar Cell Optics
02 Feb 2018 | | Contributor(s):: Atilla Ozgur Cakmak, NACK Network
Outline:What is Light?Light AbsorptionInteraction of Light with MatterReflection/RefractionFabry Perot resonancesWaveguidingDiffraction / Photonic CrystalsPlasmonicsMie Scattering
Purdue University Reactor PUR-1
19 Sep 2017 | | Contributor(s):: Robert Bean
Batteries - Challenges and Solutions
15 Jun 2017 | | Contributor(s):: Vilas Pol
Can We Save Lives with Thermodynamics? Nanoengineering and Thermofluids for the Water-Food-Energy Nexus
27 Apr 2017 | | Contributor(s):: David M. Warsinger
Climate change, degrading water resources, and economic and population growth are increasing the need for new science and technologies at the Water-Energy-Food Nexus. In enabling new and improved technologies to tackle these issues, new nanomaterials designed with systems-level thermodynamics...
Power for Pulse Power Applications
12 Dec 2016 | | Contributor(s):: Robert P. Hamlen
The focus of this talk will be to provide information of electrochemical systems capable of providing pulse power for a variety of applications, from electric buses to pulse power weapons. There will be a review of the various primary and rechargeable batteries, as well as a discussion of...
Pulsed Power as an Enabling Technology for Cellular Manipulation and Cancer Treatment
02 Dec 2016 | | Contributor(s):: Allen Garner
Ongoing research explores the application of pulsed power for biomedical applications, including athermal sterilization of milk, water, and juices, cancer treatment, permeabilization of cells and tissues for drug delivery, and even wound healing. This lecture will provide a general overview...
Practice Your Scales!
Thermal and Energy Nanomaterials for Fast Processes
17 Aug 2016 | | Contributor(s):: Timothy S Fisher
Energy Innovation for Operational Effect in the Navy and Marine Corps
24 Nov 2015 | | Contributor(s):: Joseph M. Byran
Joseph Bryan, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Energy, discusses the Navy and Marine Corps' efforts to transform their energy use to increase combat capability and operational flexibility, and enhance resilience.
Energy and Sustainability Challenges
21 Apr 2015 | | Contributor(s):: Peter B. Littlewood
This talk will take a physicist's perspective on some of the energy and sustainability challenges faced by the planet. I will stress the need for thinking using robust principles to guide the investigation. These include: to realise that global sum rules are much more reliable than...
Francisco Jr. Franco