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- 52Kumar, Amit
- 30Carey, Jason P.
- 17Major, Paul W.
- 15Hogan, James
- 13Melenka, Garrett W.
- 11Secanell, Marc
- 12Life Cycle Assessment
- 8Dynamic fragmentation
- 7GHG Emissions
- 6Planetary materials
- 5Brittle fracture
The dynamic fracture of natural polyphase ceramic (granite) blocks by high-speed impact at 207 m/s, 420 m/s and 537 m/s has been investigated. An electromagnetic railgun was used as the launch system. Results reveal that the number of fragments increases substantially, and the dominant length...
In traditional reliability theory, both the system and its components are allowed to take only two possible states: working or failed. In a multi-state system, both the system and the components are allowed to be in M+1 states: 0, 1, 2,…, M, where M is a positive integer which represents a system...
By adapting the Föppl-von Kàrmàn equation, which describes the deformation of a thin elastic membrane, we present an analysis of the buckling pattern of a thin, very viscous fluid layer subject to shear in an axisymmetric geometry. A linear stability analysis yields a differential eigenvalue...
Sit-to-stand transfer (STS) is a common yet critical prerequisite for many daily tasks. Literature conducted on healthy STS often assume the body to behave symmetrically across the left and right side; yet only a few studies have been conducted to investigate this supposition. These studies have...
Articulating paper mark size has been widely accepted in the dental community to be descriptive of occlusal load. The objective of this study is to determine if any direct relationship exists between articulating paper mark area and applied occlusal load. A uniaxial testing machine repeatedly...
Life cycle water-demand coefficients for conventional oil production from five North American locationsDownload
The production of liquid fuels from crude oil requires water. There has been limited focus on the assessment of life cycle water demand footprints for crude oil production and refining. The overall aim of this paper is address this gap. The objective of this research is to develop water demand...
A techno-economic assessment of hydrogen production from hydropower in western Canada for the upgrading of bitumen from oil sandsDownload
The demand for hydrogen in conventional and unconventional oil refining industries is considerable. Currently, the predominant source of hydrogen is from fossil fuel production pathways, in particular, steam methane reforming (SMR), which incurs a significant greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions...
Well-to-wheel life cycle assessment of transportation fuels derived from different North American conventional crudesDownload
A life cycle assessment (LCA) is an extremely useful tool to assess the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions associated with all the stages of a crude oil’s life from well-to-wheel (WTW). All of the WTW lifecycle stages of crude oil consume energy and produce significant amounts of GHG emissions. The...
Pipeline transport of biomass is an economically viable and technically feasible approach to replace conventional truck delivery approach and make the biomass-based energy industry more competitive with fossil fuel-based plants. A 25 m long and 50 mm diameter closed-circuit pipeline facility was...
This study was conducted to identify energy efficiency improvement options and assess these opportunities in terms of potential of energy savings and greenhouse gas (GHG) mitigation for the commercial and institutional sector. In addition, associated GHG abatement cost (GHGAC) curves were...