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Improved modeling techniques for arterial dynamics and blood flow
The Team for Advanced Flow Simulation and Modeling (T☆AFSM) has recently applied its finite element methods for Fluid-Structure Interactions (FSI) to the simulation of blood flow and arterial mechanics. The Sequentially-Coupled ...
Special-purpose modeling techniques for ringsail parachutes
The Team for Advanced Flow Simulation and Modeling (T☆AFSM) at Rice University developed and advanced stabilized space-time fluid-structure interaction (SSTFSI) technique for the purpose of accurately modeling complex fluid ...
Real-time guidance for spacecraft reorientation using control moment gyroscopes
Current research on large angle reorientation of spacecraft using control moment gyroscopes (CMGs) focuses on offline trajectory generation utilizing an open-loop guidance approach. This methodology leads to an increased ...
New generation valves and seats for reciprocating well servicing pumps
Valves and seats in well servicing reciprocating pumps have a short life as a result of the severe operating conditions. In this work, I present the development of valve and seats concepts that have the potential to last ...
Processing and evaluation of a carbon fiber/epoxy composite reinforced in the interlaminar region with carbon nanotubes and nanofibers
This study demonstrates that introducing Carbon Nanotubes (CNTs) and Vapor Grown Carbon Fibers (VGCFs) into the interlaminar region of a carbon fiber/epoxy composite can enhance the resistance to delamination of the material. ...