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    • Effects of Incoming Wind Condition and Wind Turbine Aerodynamics on the Hub Vortex Instability 

      Ashton, Ryan; Viola, F.; Gallaire, F.; Iungo, Giacomo V.
      Dynamics and instabilities occurring in the near-wake of wind turbines have a crucial role for the wake downstream evolution, and for the onset of far-wake instabilities. Furthermore, wake dynamics significantly affect the ...
    • Liquid-Crystal Order during Synthesis Affects Main-Chain Liquid-Crystal Elastomer Behavior 

      Traugutt, N. A.; Volpe, R. H.; Bollinger, M. S.; Saed, Mohand O.; Torbati, A. H.; Yu, K.; Dadivanyan, Natalia; Yakacki, C. M. (Royal Soc Chemistry, 2017-09-20)
      This study presents the first direct comparison of the influence of liquid-crystal order during synthesis on the thermo-mechanical behaviors of main-chain liquid-crystal elastomers (LCEs) in thiol-acrylate networks. Six ...
    • Multi-Responsive and Multi-Motion Bimorph Actuator Based on Super-Aligned Carbon Nanotube Sheets 

      Li, J.; Mou, L.; Zhang, Rui; Sun, J.; Wang, R.; An, B.; Chen, H.; Inoue, K.; Ovalle-Robles, R.; Liu, Z.
      Multi-responsive actuators have recently aroused intensive research for the requirements of being used in various environments. However, their actuation performances are generally lower than their single responsive ...
    • Robot Leg Design: A Constructive Framework 

      Rezazadeh, Siavash; Abate, A.; Hatton, R. L.; Hurst, J. W.
      Most robot leg designs are either based on biomimetics of humans’ or animals’ leg morphologies, or on being mechanically optimized for specific task(s). In the first approach, differences between the actuation of the ...