Academic Research Papers from the projects funded in Phase 1 of the Network
NRN142 - Theory and simulation of the dynamics, deformation, and breakup of a chain of superparamagnetic beads under a rotating magnetic field
Physics of Fluids
In this work, an analytical model for the behavior of superparamagnetic chains under the effect of a rotating magnetic field is presented. It is postulated that the relevant mechanisms for describing the shape and breakup of the chains into smaller fragments are the induced dipole-dipole magnetic force on the external beads, their translational and rotational drag forces, and the tangential lubrication between particles
NRNF28 - An improved parameter estimation and comparison for soft tissue constitutive models containing an exponential function
Biomechanics and Modeling in Mechanobiology
Motivated by the well-known result that stiffness of soft tissue is proportional to the stress, many of the constitutive laws for soft tissues contain an exponential function. In this work, we analyze properties of the exponential function and how it affects the estimation and comparison of elastic parameters for soft tissues.
NRN119 - Improved hybrid displacement function (IHDF) element scheme for analysis of Mindlin-Reissner plate with edge effect
Numerical Numbers in Engineering
For a Mindlin–Reissner plate subjected to transverse loadings, the distributions of the rotations and some resultant forces may vary very sharply within a narrow district near certain boundaries. This edge effect is indeed a great challenge for conventional finite element analysis. Recently, an effective hybrid displacement function (HDF) finite element method was successfully developed for solving such difficulty [1, 2]. Although good performances can be obtained in most cases, the distribution continuity of some resulting resultants is destroyed when coarse meshes are employed. Moreover, an additional local coordinate system must be used for avoiding a singular problem in matrix inversion, which makes the derivations more complicated. Based on a modified complementary energy functional containing Lagrangian multipliers, an improved HDF (IHDF) element scheme is proposed in this work.
NRN024 Experimental demonstration of a DSP-based Cross-Channel Interference Cancellation technique for application in Digital Filter Multiple Access PONs
Optical Society of America
A DSP-based cross-channel interference cancellation (CCIC) technique with initial condition-free, fast convergence and signal modulation format independence, is experimentally demonstrated in a two-channel point-to-point digital filter multiple access (DFMA) PON system based on intensity-modulation and direct-detection (IMDD). The CCIC-induced transmission performance improvements under various system conditions are fully investigated for the first time. It is shown that with one iteration only the CCIC technique can achieve a reduction in individual OFDM subcarrier BERs of more than 1000 times, an increase in transmission capacity by as much as 19 times and an increase in optical power budget by as much as 3.5dB. The CCIC technique thus has the potential to drastically improve the transmission performance of DFMA PONs.
NRN158 - Analysis of the polarization of a single-mode VCSEL subject to parallel optical injection
Journal of the Optical Society of America B
We investigate experimentally and theoretically the polarization switching found in single-transverse-mode vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers (VCSELs) when subject to parallel optical injection. Our analysis focuses on a recently observed state in which injection locking of the parallel polarization and excitation of the free-running orthogonal polarization of the VCSEL are obtained. A simple nonlinear dependence between the power of both linear polarizations and the frequency detuning is found.