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A Scalable, Chunk-Based Slicer For Cooperative 3d Printing, Jace J. Mcpherson Dec 2018

A Scalable, Chunk-Based Slicer For Cooperative 3d Printing, Jace J. Mcpherson

Computer Science and Computer Engineering Undergraduate Honors Theses

Cooperative 3D printing is an emerging technology that aims to increase the 3D printing speed and to overcome the size limit of the printable object by having multiple mobile 3D printers (printhead-carrying mobile robots) work together on a single print job on a factory floor. It differs from traditional layer-by-layer 3D printing due to requiring multiple mobile printers to work simultaneously without interfering with each other. Therefore, a new approach for slicing a digital model and generating commands for the mobile printers is needed, which has not been discussed in literature before. We propose a chunk-by-chunk based slicer that divides ...


The 3d Abstract Tile Assembly Model Is Intrinsically Universal, Aaron Koch, Daniel Hader, Matthew J. Patitz May 2018

The 3d Abstract Tile Assembly Model Is Intrinsically Universal, Aaron Koch, Daniel Hader, Matthew J. Patitz

Computer Science and Computer Engineering Undergraduate Honors Theses

In this paper, we prove that the three-dimensional abstract Tile Assembly Model (3DaTAM) is intrinsically universal. This means that there is a universal tile set in the 3DaTAM which can be used to simulate any 3DaTAM system. This result adds to a body of work on the intrinsic universality of models of self-assembly, and is specifically motivated by a result in FOCS 2016 showing that any intrinsically universal tile set for the 2DaTAM requires nondeterminism (i.e. undirectedness) even when simulating directed systems. To prove our result we have not only designed, but also fully implemented what we believe to ...


Simulating Optical Processes In Next-Generation Photovoltaics, Devin Michael Rourke Apr 2018

Simulating Optical Processes In Next-Generation Photovoltaics, Devin Michael Rourke

Electrical, Computer & Energy Engineering Graduate Theses & Dissertations

An increased need for cheap renewable energy has led to active research in solar technologies with improved efficiency and decreased production cost. Next-generation photovoltaic technologies, which utilize novel materials, processing techniques, and architectures, can improve light absorption and photocurrent generation. Experimental device development suffers from slow troubleshooting timescales, making device simulation a powerful tool for exploration of an ever-increasing parameter space. In this report, we develop and apply a finite element combined optical and electrical device model, which predicts the optoelectronic performance of photovoltaic devices. The model is applied to two systems: the near-infrared absorption enhancement of bulk heterojunction organic ...


Green Roof Policy Optimization Algorithms And Microsimulations Benefits And Downsides Of Green Roof Incentives And Mandates In San Francisco, Harrison Freund Jan 2018

Green Roof Policy Optimization Algorithms And Microsimulations Benefits And Downsides Of Green Roof Incentives And Mandates In San Francisco, Harrison Freund

Honors Theses at the University of Iowa

As the 21st Century progresses, developers are becoming more aware of their environmental footprint. As the Green Economy slowly gains its footing, developers will be expected to change current building practices to reflect the increasing demand to adapt to sustainability challenges. One such methodology used by LEED to evaluate the sustainability of a building is the implementation of a green roof, the installment of vegetation on the top of a building. There are many socioecological benefits that justify the implementation of a green roof, which explain why in recent years municipalities have enacted new policies to mandate or incentivize their ...


State-Based Peridynamic Particle Method, Siavash Nikravesh Kazeroni Nov 2017

State-Based Peridynamic Particle Method, Siavash Nikravesh Kazeroni

Civil Engineering ETDs

In this study, a novel discrete Peridynamics framework called the “State-Based Peridynamic Particle Model (SPPM)” is introduced. In this approach, a solid body is simulated by neither solving differential equations nor integral equations; instead, the simulation is accomplished by directly solving discrete systems of equations using finite summations. SPPM is formulated for a random distribution of particles, hence, it can be considered as a meshfree method. The assumptions of continuity and homogeneity are not necessary for this approach. The SPPM is a generalization of the “State-Based Peridynamic Lattice Model (SPLM)”. In the SPLM formulation, for sake of simplicity and computational ...


The Next Generation Of Wireless Cyber-Physical Simulator, Xinghan Wang, Kevin Xu Jan 2016

The Next Generation Of Wireless Cyber-Physical Simulator, Xinghan Wang, Kevin Xu

Undergraduate Research Symposium Posters

In order to make Wireless Cyber-Physical Simulator(WCPS) more accessible to people in the research community, and also to improve its accuracy of representing real industrial models, we worked on the dockerization of WCPS, and implemented the multi-rate feature for WCPS, enabling the simulator to have different network rate and plant rate when running a simulation. We created a new version of WCPS by dockerizing run-time libraries and the TOSSIM server and also embedding the multi-rate feature in the old version. This report includes the introduction and dockerization of WCPS, and shows the results of using the new generation of ...


Simulation Of Bio-Inspired Porous Battery Electrodes, Raju Gupta, R. Edwin Garcia, Rui Tu Aug 2014

Simulation Of Bio-Inspired Porous Battery Electrodes, Raju Gupta, R. Edwin Garcia, Rui Tu

The Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Symposium

Advancement of technology has led to the increase in use of electronic devices. However, longer life of the rechargeable battery used in electronic devices is one of the biggest issue and demand in the world of electronic devices at present. Battery's performance is affected by the orientation, arrangement, shape and size, and porosity of the materials out of which battery electrodes are made. The goal of this project is to develop a set of numerical libraries that allow developing material micro structures that will allow increasing the performance of rechargeable batteries. We focused on the development of an algorithm ...


Calculation And Experimental Verification Of Longitudinal Spatial Hole Burning In High-Power Semiconductor Lasers, Ting Hao May 2014

Calculation And Experimental Verification Of Longitudinal Spatial Hole Burning In High-Power Semiconductor Lasers, Ting Hao

Graduate Theses - Physics and Optical Engineering

Longitudinal spatial hole burning (LSHB) is believed to be one of the limiting factors in scaling the output power of high-power semiconductor lasers. In this work, a self-consistent simulation of LSHB was performed to investigate the non-uniform longitudinal photon density distribution, carrier density distribution, and gain distribution in a high-power semiconductor laser. The calculation is based on a modification to the semiconductor laser rate equations and solved using a finite difference approach, with Newton’s method employed to numerically solve the differential equations. The impact of LSHB on output power was analyzed with different parameters, including injection current, cavity length ...


Engineering Collaborations In Medical Modeling And Simulation, Frederic D. Mckenzie, Salim Chemlal, Tom Hubbard, Robert E. Kelly, Roderick C. Borgie, David A. Besachio, Michel Audette Jan 2014

Engineering Collaborations In Medical Modeling And Simulation, Frederic D. Mckenzie, Salim Chemlal, Tom Hubbard, Robert E. Kelly, Roderick C. Borgie, David A. Besachio, Michel Audette

Computational Modeling and Simulation Engineering Faculty Publications

Fifty years ago computer science was just beginning to see common acceptance as a growing discipline and very few universities had a computer science department although other departments were utilizing computers and software to enhance their methodologies. We believe modeling and simulation (M&S) is on a similar path. Many other disciplines utilize M&S to enhance their methodologies but we also believe that M&S fundamentals can be essential in making better decisions by utilizing the appropriate model for the problem at hand, expanding the solution space through simulation, and understanding it through visualization and proper analyses. After our ...


Direct Simulation Monte Carlo Simulation Toolkit For Equilibrium (0d) And Planar Couette Flow (1d), Austin I. Saragih, Alina A. Alexeenko Oct 2013

Direct Simulation Monte Carlo Simulation Toolkit For Equilibrium (0d) And Planar Couette Flow (1d), Austin I. Saragih, Alina A. Alexeenko

The Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Symposium

Visualized simulation tool of Direct Simulation Monte Carlo (DSMC) is essential in aeronautical engineering and gas dynamics, by presenting information that can educate engineers and scientists to preliminarily understand the molecular gas dynamics and direct simulation of gas flows. Two educational tools and models are described for rarified gas flows and simulated particle collisions. A 0-Dimensional DSMC in approach to translational equilibrium was developed to simulate the speed distribution over time and the comparison between the final distribution and the Maxwell-Boltzmann distribution. A 1-Dimensional DSMC for Planar Couette flow was also developed to calculate the number of strikes of the ...


The Implementation Of A Visco-Hyperelastic Numerical Material Model For Simulating The Behaviour Of Polymer Foam Materials, Conor Briody, Barry Duignan, Stephen Jerrams, John Tiernan Apr 2012

The Implementation Of A Visco-Hyperelastic Numerical Material Model For Simulating The Behaviour Of Polymer Foam Materials, Conor Briody, Barry Duignan, Stephen Jerrams, John Tiernan

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Polyurethane foam has been in use for some time in wheelchair seating systems as it offers good pressure relieving capabilities in most cases. However, little characterisation work has gone into seating foam materials by comparison with conventional elastomeric materials. Accurate material models could allow better prediction of foam in-service behaviour, which could potentially improve seating design practises. The objective of this work was to develop an approach for the validation of hyperelastic and viscoelastic material model parameters used to simulate polyurethane foam behaviour. Material parameters were identified from relevant test procedures and implemented in a Finite Element simulation of an ...


Comparing Qos Of Dsdv And Aodv Routing Protocols In Vehicular Network, Aref Hassanpour, Hooman Hoodeh, Amirhossein Zarrinnegar, Arsalan Emami, Rafidah Md Noor Jan 2012

Comparing Qos Of Dsdv And Aodv Routing Protocols In Vehicular Network, Aref Hassanpour, Hooman Hoodeh, Amirhossein Zarrinnegar, Arsalan Emami, Rafidah Md Noor

Hooman Hoodeh

With the advance of Vehicular ad-hoc network, routing protocol has become one of the most important issues in transmitting data among Vehicles. The two routing protocol are DSDV and AODV which DSDV is known as a novel approach in proactive system; however, AODV has good performance in reactive system. In this paper, we compare the efficiency between DSDV & AODV in terms of packet-loss, end-to-end delay and throughput based on given scenarios. The comparison has implemented in various speeds for acquiring result with higher performance. The speeds consist of 5, 20 and 40km/s. then we analyze the explicit results according ...