Recent Submissions

  • Experimental study on the optimized design of butterfly-shaped dampers 

    Wan Hu, Jong; Wook Cha, Young; Farzampour, Alireza; Mirzai, Nadia; Mansouri, Iman (2020-01)
    Structural fuses are manufactured from oriented steel plates for use in seismic protective systems to withstand significant lateral shear loads. These systems are designed and detailed for concentrating the damage and ...
  • Momentum, Fall 2020 

    Unknown author (Virginia Tech, 2020)
    This is the Fall 2020 issue of Momentum, the quarterly magazine of the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Virginia Tech. Each issue looks at research, faculty, students, awards and what's going on in the department.
  • Momentum, Spring 2020 

    Unknown author (Virginia Tech, 2020)
    This is the Spring 2020 issue of Momentum, the quarterly magazine of the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Virginia Tech. Each issue looks at research, faculty, students, awards and what's going on in the department.
  • Natural Hazards Reconnaissance With the NHERI RAPID Facility 

    Berman, Jeffrey W.; Wartman, Joseph; Olsen, Michael; Irish, Jennifer L.; Miles, Scott B.; Tanner, Troy; Gurley, Kurtis; Lowes, Laura; Bostrom, Ann; Dafni, Jacob; Grilliot, Michael; Lyda, Andrew; Peltier, Jaqueline (2020-11-11)
    In 2016, the National Science Foundation (NSF) funded a multi-institution interdisciplinary team to develop and operate the Natural Hazards Reconnaissance Facility (known as the "RAPID") as part of the Natural Hazards ...
  • Research Needs, Challenges, and Strategic Approaches for Natural Hazards and Disaster Reconnaissance 

    Wartman, Joseph; Berman, Jeffrey W.; Bostrom, Ann; Miles, Scott; Olsen, Michael; Gurley, Kurtis; Irish, Jennifer L.; Lowes, Laura; Tanner, Troy; Dafni, Jake; Grilliot, Michael; Lyda, Andrew; Peltier, Jaqueline (2020-11-10)
    Natural hazards and disaster reconnaissance investigations have provided many lessons for the research and practice communities and have greatly improved our scientific understanding of extreme events. Yet, many challenges ...
  • Joint Impact of Rain and Incidents on Traffic Stream Speeds 

    Elhenawy, Mohammed; Rakha, Hesham A.; Ashqar, Huthaifa I. (Hindawi, 2021-01-11)
    Unpredictable and heterogeneous weather conditions and road incidents are common factors that impact highway traffic speeds. A better understanding of the interplay of different factors that affect roadway traffic speeds ...
  • Mechanical Engineering 2020 Annual Report 

    Unknown author (Virginia Tech, 2020)
    A comprehensive look at the Virginia Tech Department of Mechanical Engineering and its accomplishments in 2020.
  • Improving Neutral Density Predictions Using Exospheric Temperatures Calculated on a Geodesic, Polyhedral Grid 

    Weimer, D. R.; Mehta, P. M.; Tobiska, W. K.; Doornbos, E.; Mlynczak, M. G.; Drob, D. P.; Emmert, J. T. (2019-12-10)
    A new model of exospheric temperatures has been developed, with the objective of predicting global values with greater spatial and temporal accuracy. From these temperatures, the neutral densities in the thermosphere can ...
  • Isolation of Thermally Stable Cellulose Nanocrystals from Spent Coffee Grounds via Phosphoric Acid Hydrolysis 

    Frost, Brody A.; Foster, E. Johan (2020-02-01)
    As the world's population exponentially grows, so does the need for the production of food, with cereal production growing annually from an estimated 1.0 billion to 2.5 billion tons within the last few decades. This rapid ...
  • 2020 Via Report 

    Unknown author (Virginia Tech, 2020)
    This is the 2020 annual report for the Charles E. Via Jr. Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering.
  • A Complementary Column Generation Approach for the Graph Equipartition Problem 

    Al-Ykoob, Salem M.; Sherali, Hanif D. (2020-03-23)
    This paper investigates the problem of partitioning a complete weighted graph into complete subgraphs, each having the same number of vertices, with the objective of minimizing the sum of edge weights of the resulting ...
  • The Land Development Design Initiative (LDDI) 2020 Annual Report 

    Unknown author (Virginia Tech, 2020)
    This annual report highlights the LDDI program's achievements in 2020.
  • LDDI Bridges Newsletter, September 2020 

    Unknown author (Virginia Tech, 2020-09)
    LDDI Bridges is a publication of Virginia Tech’s Land Development Design Initiative, a collaborative effort of the Via Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering at Virginia Tech with industry practitioners.
  • Virginia Tech's Center for Geotechnical Practice and Research (CGPR) Fall 2019 Newsletter 

    Unknown author (Virginia Tech, 2019-10)
    This newsletter informs CGPR members and friends about recent activities and highlights at the Center.
  • Design and implementation of a maxi-sized mobile robot (Karo) for rescue missions 

    Habibian, Soheil; Dadvar, Mehdi; Peykari, Behzad; Hosseini, Alireza; Salehzadeh, M. H.; Hosseini, Alireza H. M.; Najafi, Farshid (2021-01-07)
    Rescue robots are expected to carry out reconnaissance and dexterity operations in unknown environments comprising unstructured obstacles. Although a wide variety of designs and implementations have been presented within ...
  • Adaptive Traffic Signal Control: Game-Theoretic Decentralized vs. Centralized Perimeter Control 

    Elouni, Maha; Abdelghaffar, Hossam M.; Rakha, Hesham A. (MDPI, 2021-01-03)
    This paper compares the operation of a decentralized Nash bargaining traffic signal controller (DNB) to the operation of state-of-the-art adaptive and gating traffic signal control. Perimeter control (gating), based on the ...
  • Relative Performance of 1-D Versus 3-D Hydrodynamic, Water-Quality Models for Predicting Water Temperature and Oxygen in a Shallow, Eutrophic, Managed Reservoir 

    Man, Xiamei; Lei, Chengwang; Carey, Cayelan C.; Little, John C. (MDPI, 2021-01-03)
    Many researchers use one-dimensional (1-D) and three-dimensional (3-D) coupled hydrodynamic and water-quality models to simulate water quality dynamics, but direct comparison of their relative performance is rare. Such ...
  • MOSS—Multi-Modal Best Subset Modeling in Smart Manufacturing 

    Wang, Lening; Du, Pang; Jin, Ran (MDPI, 2021-01-01)
    Smart manufacturing, which integrates a multi-sensing system with physical manufacturing processes, has been widely adopted in the industry to support online and real-time decision making to improve manufacturing quality. ...
  • An Improved Asphalt Penetration Test Method 

    Ye, Zhoujing; Ren, Wenjuan; Yang, Hailu; Miao, Yinghao; Sun, Fengyan; Wang, Linbing (MDPI, 2020-12-31)
    A traditional penetration test only measures the total penetration within 5 s. The penetration process is not monitored, and therefore, a large amount of information on the deformation properties of asphalt is not used. ...
  • A Coupled OpenFOAM-WRF Study on Atmosphere-Wake-Ocean Interaction 

    Gilbert, John; Pitt, Jonathan (MDPI, 2020-12-30)
    This work aims to better understand how small scale disturbances that are generated at the air-sea interface propagate into the surrounding atmosphere under realistic environmental conditions. To that end, a one-way coupled ...

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