• Book Chapter  

      Effective utilization of liquefied natural gas for distributed generation 

      Arsalis, A.; Alexandrou, Andreas N. (Nova Science Publishers, Inc., 2015)
      Liquefied natural gas (LNG) is considered a safe and transportable fuel and could become a fueling option for distributed generation applications, particularly in locations which are situated far from centralized power ...
    • Article  

      Large eddy simulation of thermocline flow phenomena and mixing during discharging of an initially homogeneous or stratified storage tank 

      Kaloudis, E.; Grigoriadis, D. G. E.; Papanicolaou, E.; Panidis, T. (2014)
      This study investigates numerically the flow phenomena developing in the discharging process of a rectangular water tank used for thermal energy storage and how these affect the thermal mixing and the associated energy ...
    • Article  

      Large eddy simulations of turbulent mixed convection in the charging of a rectangular thermal storage tank 

      Kaloudis, E.; Grigoriadis, D. G. E.; Papanicolaou, E.; Panidis, T. (2013)
      The Large Eddy Simulation (LES) approach is used to investigate numerically the mixed convection problem arising during the charging process of a rectangular water tank used for thermal energy storage. Two different charging ...
    • Article  

      Modelling and Simulation of Bolted Joints under Harmonic Excitation 

      Oldfield, M.; Ouyang, H.; Mottershead, J. E.; Kyprianou, Andreas (2003)
      Bolted metal joints under harmonic loading exhibit hysteretic behaviour. This is the major source of damping in frame structures with bolted joints, since the material damping of these structures is very small. In this ...
    • Article  

      Numerical simulations of constant-influx gravity currents in confined spaces: Application to thermal storage tanks 

      Kaloudis, E.; Grigoriadis, D. G. E.; Papanicolaou, E. (2016)
      This study uses Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) to investigate numerically the flow phenomena in the intrusion region of a thermal storage water tank during discharge. The early times of the discharging process have ...
    • Article  

      Numerical verification of a dual system's seismic response 

      Phocas, Marios C.; Sophocleous, Tonia (2012)
      Structural control through integration of passive damping devices within the building structure has been increasingly implemented internationally in the last years and has proven to be a most promising strategy for earthquake ...
    • Conference Object  

      Uniaxial and biaxial mechanical behavior of human amnion 

      Barocas, V. Η; Oyen, M. L.; Stylianopoulos, T.; Calvin, S. E.; Cook, R. F. (Affiliation: Department of Biophysical Sciences and Medical Physics, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 55455, United StatesAffiliation: Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 55455, United StatesAffiliation: Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 55455, United StatesAffiliation: Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Women's Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 55455, United StatesAffiliation: Minnesota Perinatal Physicians/Allina Health System, Minneapolis, MN 55407, United StatesCorrespondence Address: Oyen, M.L.Department of Biophysical Sciences and Medical Physics, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 55455, United States, 2005)
      Chorioamnion, the membrane surrounding a fetus during gestation (the "amniotic sac"), is a structural soft tissue for which the mechanical behavior is poorly understood-despite its critical role in maintaining a successful ...
    • Conference Object  

      Upper and lower bounds on fsm switching activity 

      Athanasopoulou, E.; Hadjicostis, Christoforos N. (2003)
      This paper obtains upper and lower bounds for the switching activity on the state lines of a finite state machine (FSM) that is driven with typical input sequences. By exploiting the symmetries between the Hamming distances ...