Mechanical Engineering Technical Papers Presented

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2016

Allison, T.C., J.C. Wilkes, and M. Pinelli. Tutorial: Turbomachinery Instrumentation Components, Practices, and Uncertainty. Presented at the 2016 ASME Turbo Expo, Seoul, South Korea, June 2016. 

Allison, T.C. Technology Development Opportunities for Reducing CO2 and Methane Emissions. Presented at the Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) Oil and Gas Lecture Series, San Antonio, April 2016. 

Araujo, M.S., S.P. Siebenaler, S.A. Baldor, E.M. Dupont, S.G. Blaisdell, and D.S. Davila. Automated Small Leak Detection from Hazardous Liquid Pipelines Using Multi-platform Remote Sensing. Presented at the 12th Pipeline Technology Conference (PTC), Berlin, Germany, May 2016. 

Araujo, M.S., S.P. Siebenaler, S.A. Baldor, E.M. Dupont, S.G. Blaisdell, and D.S. Davila. Automated Small Leak Detection from Hazardous Liquid Pipelines Using Multi-Platform Remote Sensing. Presented at the 11th Pipeline Technology Conference, Berlin, Germany, May 2016. 

Basagaoglu, H. and H. Nguyen. Algorithms and Modeling of Motility of Chemotactic Particles in Fluids Geometrically Complex Domains. Presented at the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA), San Antonio, April 2016. 

Basagaoglu, H., S.M. Cabiness, A.J. Carpenter, J. Bount, J. Harwell, H. Nguyen, C. McKay, and F. Healy. Escherichia Coli Chemotaxis: Microfluidic Experiments and Lattice-Boltzmann Modeling to Simulate Cell Minority. Presented at the Microfluidics Congress: USA, Utilizing Microfluidic Technologies as a Tool for Progressing Medical Research and Patient Care, Philadelphia, July 2016. 

Beck, G.C. Performance Observations in Wet Gas Compressors. Presented at the 2016 Multiphase Pump User Roundtable (MPUR), Houston, May 2016. 

Beck, G.C. and S. Verma. Development and Field Testing Novel Natural Gas (NG) Surface Process Equipment for Replacement of Water as Primary Hydraulic Fracturing Fluid. Presented at the 2016 Mastering the Subsurface Through Technology Innovation and Collaboration: Carbon Storage and Oil and Natural Gas Technologies Review Meeting, Pittsburgh, August 2016. 

Bennett, J.A. and A.J. Garcia-Hernandez. Field Evaluation of an Offshore Pumping System (Technical Brief). Presented at the Asia Turbomachinery & Pump Symposium (ATPS), Singapore, February 2016. 

Bennett, J.A. and A.J. Garcia-Hernandez. From Pipelines to Manifolds: Practical Considerations for Modeling Liquid Systems. Presented at the Pipeline Simulation Interest Group (PSIG), Vancouver, British Columbia, May 2016. 

Bigger, R.P., C.J. Freitas, and J.T. Mathis. Experimental Methods in Crash and Impact for Simulation Validation. Presented at the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Use of Dynamic Analysis Methods in Aircraft Certification Workshop, Blacksburg, Va., August 2016. 

Broerman III, E.L. and J.A. Bennett. Advances for Pipelines. Presented at the 2016 Gas Electric Partnership Conference, Houston, Texas, February 2016. 

Broerman III, E.L. API 688 – 674/675-type Pumps – Positive Displacement (PD) Pumps. Presented at the 2016 Spring Refining and Equipment Standards Meeting, Chicago, May 2016. 

Broerman III, E.L. Controlling Unsteady/Pulsating Flows in PD Pump Piping Systems. Presented at the Workshop Leader at the 2016 Pump Summit Americas, Houston, June 2016. 

Brun, K., C. Meyenberg, and J. Thorp. Hydrodynamic Torque Converters for Oil and Gas Compression and Pumping Applications: Basic Principles, Performance Characteristics and Applications. Presented at the Asia Turbomachinery and Pump Symposium (ATPS), Singapore, February 2016. 

Brun, K., R. Kurz, J. Thorp, and W. Bernhard. Gas Turbine Packaging Options and Features. Presented at the 45th TPS 2016, Houston, September 2016. 

Brun, K., R. Kurz, and S. Simons. The Impact of Reciprocating Compressor Pulsations on the Surge Margin of Centrifugal Compressors. Presented at the 2016 ASME Turbo Expo, Seoul, South Korea, June 2016; the 45th Turbomachinery and 32nd Pump Symposia (TPS 2016), Houston, September 2016; and the 3rd International Rotating Equipment Conference (IntRoEquipCon), Dusseldorf, Germany, September 2016. 

Carlson, S.S. and M.L. Stanfield. Spatial Uncertainty of the Contour Method and the Holistic Structural Integrity Process (HOLSIP) Framework. Presented at the 2016 HOLSIP Workshop, Snowbird, Utah, February 2016. 

Chocron, I.S., K.A. Dannemann, D. Barnett, T.J. Holmquist, C.E. Anderson, R.P. Bigger, and T.Z. Moore. Monitoring Failure in Borosilicate Glass During Flyer Plate Impact. Presented at the 2016 XIII Society for Experimental Mechanics (SEM) International Congress and Exposition on Experimental and Applied Mechanics, Orlando, Fla., June 2016. 

Coogan, J.S., W.L. Francis, T.D. Eliason, T.L. Bredbenner, J. Lutz, N.S. Hibri, and D.P. Nicolella. Finite Element Modeling of the Full Lumbar Spine with an Intervertebral Disc Nucleus Replacement Device. Presented at the International Society for the Advancement of Spine Surgery (ISASS16) – 16th Annual Conference, Las Vegas, April 2016. 

Coogan, S.B., X. Gao, A.M. Mcclung, and W. Sun. Evaluation of Kinetic Mechanisms for Direct Fired Supercritical Oxy-combustion of Natural Gas. Presented at the 2016 ASME Turbo Expo, Seoul, South Korea, June 2016. 

Coogan, S.B., K. Brun, S. Simons, B. Ridens, and R. Kurz. Calculation of Enthalpy and Entropy from Experimentally Measurable Quantities. Presented at the 2016 ASME Turbo Expo, Seoul, South Korea, June 2016. 

Coulter, K.E., C.A. Ellis-Terrell, R. Wei, C. Rincon, and M.A. Miller. Superomniphobic Coatings for Automotive and Petroleum Applications. Presented at the Annual Society of Vacuum Coaters Technical Conference, Indianapolis, May 2016. 

Coulter, K.E. and R. Wei. Superhard, Erosion Resistant Nanocomposite Coatings for Practical Applications. Presented at the 27th Aeromat Conference and Exposition, Bellevue, Washington, May 2016. 

Day, M.M., T.C. Allison, and J.T. Jeong. Basics of Rotordynamics Instrumentation and Data Acquisition. Presented at the 2016 ASME Turbo Expo, Seoul, South Korea, June 2016. 

Delgado Garibay, H.A., T.C. Allison, S.D. Cich, M.M. Day, R. Bidkar, E. Sevincer, A. Thatte, and J. Wang. Conceptual Test Rig Design for Full-scale Utility Scale Supercritical CO2 Turbine Shaft End Seals. Presented at the 5th International Supercritical CO2 Power Cycles Symposium, San Antonio, March 2016. 

Domyancic, L. A System Reliability-based Method for Identifying Critical Failure Locations and Modes. Presented at the 2016 Propulsion Safety and Sustainment Conference (PSandS), Grapevine, Texas, March 2016. 

Eliason, T.D., J.S. Coogan, B.H. Thacker, and D.P. Nicolella. Hierarchical Verification and Validation of Human Body Computational Models. Presented at the 2016 Biomedical Engineering Society/U.S. Food and Drug Administration (BMES/FDA) Frontiers in Medical Devices Conference, Washington, D.C., May 2016. 

Enright, M.P., J.P. Moody, and J.C. Sobotka. Optimal Automated Fracture Risk Assessment of 3-D Gas Turbine Engine Components. Presented at the 2016 ASME Turbo Expo, Seoul, South Korea, June 2016. 

Freitas, C.J., R.P. Bigger, and K.A. Bartels. Damage Assessment Methodology for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Based on Computed Tomography Data and Volume Reconstruction. Presented at the PASS 2016 Symposium, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, September 2016. 

Freitas, C.J. Verification, Validation and Uncertainty Concepts and the Application of ASME Verification and Validation (V&V) Standards (Presentation 1), Scaling Analysis as a Part of V&V of CFD and Thermal-Hydraulics Software in Nuclear Industry (Presentation 2), and Benchmark Problem 1 – Twin Parallel Jet Simulations (Presentation 3). Presented at the ASME V&V Symposium 2016, Las Vegas, May 2016. 

Freitas, C.J. and J.F. Mackiewicz. Computational Simulation of Shatter Gap in Hard Armor. Presented at the 48th Combined Light Armor Survivability Panel (CLASP) Meeting, Idaho Falls, Idaho, June 2016. 

Freitas, C.J., M.V. Grimm, and M.F. Mackiewicz. High Resolution Simulation of Armor Perforation and Penetration Injury. Presented at the PASS 2016, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, September 2016. 

Freitas, C.J. and M.V. Grimm. Solution Verification and Simulation Validation for Ballistic Impact. Presented at the Personal Armor Systems Symposium (PASS) 2016 Symposium, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, September 2016. 

Garcia-Hernandez, A.J. and J.A. Bennett. Leak Detectability in an Off-Shore Multiphase Production System. Presented at the Pipeline Simulation Interest Group (PSIG), Vancouver, British Columbia, May 2016. 

Garcia-Hernandez, A.J. and J.A. Bennett. Transient Modeling and Analysis of Centrifugal Compressors. Presented at the Asia Turbomachinery & Pump Symposium (ATPS), Singapore, February 2016. 

George, D.L. Compressed Natural Gas Filling Station Sampling and Fuel Quality. Presented at the Natural Gas Technology Sampling Conference, New Orleans, Louisiana, January 2016. 

George, D.L. Natural Gas Hydrocarbon Dew Points: Why and How to Measure Them. Presented at the 2016 International School of Hydrocarbon Measurement, Oklahoma City, May 2016. 

Grave, E. and S.T. Green. Gas-Liquid Scrubber Performance Testing at Field-Like Conditions. Presented at the 2016 Oil, Gas and Chemicals Filtration & Separations Conference and Expo, Houston, May 2016. 

Grave, E. and S.T. Green. Gas-Liquid Scrubber Performance Testing at Field-Like Conditions. Presented at the American Institute of Chemical Engineers 2016 Spring Meeting and 12th Global Congress on Process Safety, Houston, May 2016. 

Green, S.T., J.C. Buckingham, F. Viana, and E. Grave. Gas/Liquid Scrubber Performance Testing at Field-like Conditions. Presented at the 2016 American Filtration and Separations Society (AFS) Spring Conference Oil, Gas, and Chemicals Filtration and Separations Conference and Expo, Houston, May 2016. 

Green, S.T., J.C. Buckingham, F. Viana, and E. Grave. Gas/Liquid Scrubber Performance Testing at Field-like Conditions. Presented at the 2016 American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) Spring Meeting and 12th Global Congress on Process Safety, Houston, April 2016. 

Guerra, C.J., N.E. Carmichael, and J. Nielson. Aircraft Avionics Strategic Fleet Update Using Optimal Methods. Presented at the 2016 IEEE Aerospace Conference, Big Sky, Montana, March 2016. 

Hoopes, K.M., D. Sanchez, and F. Crespi. A New Method for Modeling Off-design Performance of sCO2 Heat Exchangers Without Specifying Detailed Geometry. Presented at the 5th International sCO2 Power Cycles Symposium, San Antonio, March 2016. 

Light, G.M. Rapid Inspection Technologies for Evaluation of Wooden Pole Integrity. Presented at the International Conference of Overhead Lines, Design, Construction, Inspection and Maintenance, Fort Collins, Colo., April 2016. 

Lin, J., R. Wei, P.M. Lee, and D. Bitsis. Development and Evaluation of Low Friction and Low Wear TiSiCN and DLC-Based Coatings for Automotive Valvetrain. Presented at the 71st Society of Tribologist and Lubrication Engineers (STLE) Annual Meeting & Exhibition, Las Vegas, May 2016. 

McClung, R.C., P. Wawrzynek, J.P. Moody, B. Carter, and M.P. Enright. An Integrated Software Tool for High-Fidelity Probabilistic Assessments of Metallic Aero-engine. Presented at the 2016 ASME Turbo Expo, Seoul, South Korea, June 2016. 

Musgrove, G. and J.C. Wilkes. Tutorial: Applications of Supercritical CO2 Power Cycles: Fundamentals and Design Considerations. Presented at the 5th International Supercritical CO2 Power Cycles Symposium, San Antonio, March 2016. 

Owston, R. and C.D. McKeon. Formulation and Experiment Validation of a New Erosion Flow Model. Presented at the 11th International Pipeline Conference (IPC 2016), Calgary, Canada, September 2016. 

Poenitzsch, V.Z., R. Wei, E. Langa, and K.E. Coulter. Atmospheric Pressure Pulsed Arc Plasma Source (APPAPS) for Decomposition of Metallic Coatings. Presented at the 43rd International Conference on Metallurgical Coatings and Thin Films (ICMCTF 2016), San Diego, April 2016. 

Ransom, D.L. Dynamic Characteristics of Various Liquid Propulsion Engine Cycles as Related to Pogo Stability Analysis. Presented at the AIAA Propulsion and Energy Forum, Salt Lake City, July 2016. 

Ransom, D.L. Probabilistic Design Analysis of Bellows Type Pogo Accumulator. Presented at the 18th American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Non-deterministic Approaches Conference, San Diego, California, January 2016. 

Riha, D.S. and B.H. Thacker. Two-day Course on Probabilistic and Uncertainty Quantification Methods for Model Verification and Validation. Presented at the ASME V&V Symposium, Las Vegas, May 2016. 

Rimpel, A.M. and J.C. Wilkes. Tutorial: Applications of Supercritical CO2 Power Cycles: Fundamentals and Design Considerations. Presented at the ASME Turbo Expo, Seoul, South Korea, June 2016. 

Robinson, K. Fracture Mechanics in HPHT Structures. Presented at the National Agency for Finite Element Methods and Standards (NAFEMS) 2016 Conference: Engineering Analysis and Simulation in the Oil and Gas Industry, Houston, April 2016. 

Rublowsky, S., D. O’Donnell, C. Carneal, C.J. Freitas, and J.F. Mackiewicz. Monte Carlo Based Toolset for Advanced Armor and Survivability Assessment. Presented at the PASS 2016 Symposium, The Netherlands, September 2016. 

Siebenaler, S.P. Cable-based Leak Detection Retrofit Study. Presented at the 2016 Pipeline Research Council International (PRCI) Pipeline Research Exchange, San Diego, California, February 2016. 

Siebenaler, S.P. Liquid Leak Detection Technology Review for Aboveground Facilities. Presented at the 2016 PRCI Pipeline Research Exchange, San Diego, California, February 2016. 

Simons, S., E.L. Broerman III, and K. Brun. Pulsation Analyses of Compressor Stations for Dense Phase CO2 Pipeline Flows. Presented at the 5th International Supercritical CO2 Power Cycles Symposium, San Antonio, March 2016. 

Smith, L., D.L. Andrew, M. Thompson, and J.H. Feiger. Crack Growth Data Development: Motivations for K-Decreasing Test Methods and the Selection of the Parameter C. Presented at the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) Symposium on Fatigue and Fracture Test Planning, Test Data Acquisition and Analysis, San Antonio, May 2016. 

Sobotka, J.C., Y.-D. Lee, R.C. McClung, and J.W. Cardinal. Modeling Cracks at Pin-loaded Holes in Plates and Lugs: Assumptions, Verification, and Validation. Presented at the 2016 Aircraft Airworthiness and Sustainment Conference, Grapevine, Texas, March 2016. 

Sobotka, J.C. Modeling Cracks at Pin-Loaded Holes in Plates and Lugs. Invited seminar at Rice University, Houston, February 2016. 

Somerday, B.P. A Comprehensive View of Gaseous Hydrogen-Assisted Cracking. Presented at the Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, August 2016. 

Somerday, B.P. A Comprehensive View of Gaseous Hydrogen-Assisted Cracking. Presented at the 2016 Ohio State University (OSU) Materials Week, Columbus, Ohio, May 2016. 

Supak, K.R. and A.B. McCleney. Utilizing Microgravity to Validate Multiphase Flow Predictions. Presented at the 2016 Next-Generation Suborbital Researchers Conference, Broomfield, Colo., June 2016. 

Thacker, B.H. Model Credibility: When to Ask Further Questions and What to Ask. Presented at the 2016 AIAA Sci-Tech 2016 Conference, San Diego, California, Janurary 2016. 

Thacker, B.H. The Role of Uncertainty Quantification in Verification and Validation of Computational Solid Mechanics Model. Presented at the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Verification and Validation (V&V) Symposium 2016, Las Vegas, May 2016. 

Thacker, B.H. Uncertainty Quantification and Validation Assessment. Presented at the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Workshop on Use of Dynamic Analysis Methods in Aircraft Certification, Blacksburg, Va., August 2016. 

Thomas, J.P., C.J. Kindle, C.J. Freitas, and R.P. Bigger. Modeling Soil Ejecta Threats from Buried Explosive Blasts. Presented at the PASS 2016 Symposium, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, September 2016. 

Viana, F., R. Mohan, and O. Shoham. Liquid Entrainment in Gas at High Pressure (Part 1): Experimental Approach and Initial Testing. Presented at the 10th North American Conference Multiphase 2016, Banff, Canada, June 2016. 

Vinogradov, S.A., A.R. Puchot, C.E. Duffer, and G.M. Light. Broadband Omni-Directional Magnetostrictive (MsT) for Transversal Guided Waves in Plates. Presented at the 2016 American Society for Nondestructive Testing (ASNT) Conference, New Orleans, April 2016. 

Walker, J.D., D.J. Grosch, I.S. Chocron, C.E. Weiss, A. Barnes, A.J. Carpenter, and J.T. Mathis. Armor Panel Deformation Due to Simulated Land Mine Blast Testing and Simulation. Presented at the 29th International Symposium on Ballistics, Edingburgh, Scotland, May 2016. 

Walker, J.D., D.J. Grosch, I.S. Chocron, M.V. Grimm, A.J. Carpenter, T.Z. Moore, C.E. Weiss, R.P. Bigger, J.T. Mathis, and K.A. Mcloud. Armored Vehicle Hull Experiments and Comparison of Wide-area Hull Deformation from Dynamic Measurement vs. Numerical Simulation. Presented at the 66th Meeting of the Aeroballistic Range Association, Toledo, Spain, October 2016. 

Wei, R., J. Lin, P.M. Lee, and D. Bitsis. Development and Evaluation of Low Friction and Low Wear TiSiCN and DLC Coatings for Automotive Valvetrain. Presented at the 59th Annual Society of Vacuum Coaters Technical Conference, Indianapolis, May 2016. 

Wei, R. and J. Lin. Microstructural and Erosion and Abrasion Resistance of Ultra-Thick TiSiCN-Based Nanocomposite Coatings. Presented at the ICMCTF 2016, San Diego, San Diego, May 2016. 

White, B.A., E.L. Broerman III, J.A. Bennett, and A.J. Garcia-Hernandez. Centrifugal Compressors – Dynamic Considerations for Station Design. Presented at the 2016 Gas Electric Partnership, Houston, Texas, February 2016. 

Wilkes, J.C., J.L. Wade, A.M. Rimpel, J.J. Moore, E. Swanson, J. Grieco, and J. Brady. Impact of Bearing Clearance on Measured Stiffness and Damping Coefficients and Thermal Performance of a High-Stiffness Generation-3 Foil Journal Bearing. Presented at the 2016 ASME Turbo Expo, Paper No. GT2016-56478,doi:10.1115/GT2016-56478, Seoul, South Korea, pp. 1-11, June 2016. 

Wilkes, J.C., T.C. Allison, J.M. Schmitt, J.A. Bennett, K. Wygant, R. Pelton, and W. Bosen. Application of an Integrally Geared Compander to an sCO2 Recompression Brayton Cycle. Presented at the 5th International Supercritical CO2 Power Cycles Symposium, San Antonio, March 2016. 

Wilkes, J.C. and T.C. Allison. Development of an Ultra-high Efficiency Wide-range Integrally-General Supercritical CO2 Compander. Presented at the 2016 Concentrating Solar Power (CSP) Summit and Integration Workshop, San Diego, April 2016. 

Zisk, E. and S.P. Siebenaler. DAS Testing of Mixed-phase Subsea Leaks. Presented at the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) Distributed Fiber-Optic Sensing Workshop, Colorado Springs, Colo., July 2016. 

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