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Developments in Strategic Materials and Computational Design II, Volume 32, Issue 10



Developments in Strategic Materials and Computational Design II, Volume 32, Issue 10


This book is a collection of papers from The American Ceramic Society's 35th International Conference on Advanced Ceramics and Composites, held in Daytona Beach, Florida, January 23-28, 2011. This issue includes papers presented in the Thermal Management Materials and Technologies; Advanced Sensor Technology; Geopolymers; and Computational Design, Modeling, and Simulation of Ceramics and Composites symposia.
Preface ix

Introduction xi


Effect of External and Internal Calcium in Fly Ash on Geopolymer Formation 3
Kiatsuda Somna and Walairat Bumrongjaroen

Synthesis and Thermal Properties of Fly-Ash Based Geopolymer Pastes and Mortars 17
Ch. Panagiotopoulou, A. Asprogerakas, G. Kakali, and S. Tsivilis

Mechanical Response of Discontinuous Filament PVA Fiber Reinforced Geopolymers 29
Benjamin Varela and Jeffrey W. Rogers

Microwave Enhanced Drying and Firing of Geopolymers 35
Tyler A Gubb, Inessa Baranova, Shawn M. Allan, Morgana L. Fall, Holly S. Shulman, and Waltraud M. Kriven

Geopolymerization of Red Mud and Rice Husk Ash and Potentials of the Resulting Geopolymeric Products for Civil Infrastructure Applications 45
Jian He and Guoping Zhang

The Effect of Addition of Pozzolanic Tuff on Geopolymers 53
Hani Khoury, Islam Al Dabsheh, Faten Slaty, Yousef Abu Salha, Hubert Rahier, Muayad Esaifan, and Jan Wastiels

Bottom Ash-Based Geopolymer Materials: Mechanical and Environmental Properties 71
R. Onori, J. Will, A. Hoppe, A. Polettini, R. Pomi, and A. R. Boccaccini

Production of Geopolymers from Untreated Kaolinite 83
H. Rahier, M. Esaifan, I. Aldabsheh, F. Slatyi, H. Khoury, and J. Wastiels

Phosphate Geopolymers 91
Arun S. Wagh


3-Dimensional Modeling of Graphitic Foam Heat Sink 107
Adrian Bradu and Khairul Alam

Enhancement of Heat Capacity of Molten Salt Eutectics using Inorganic Nanoparticles for Solar Thermal Energy Applications 119
Donghyun Shin and Debjyoti Banerjee

Enhancement of Heat Capacity of Nitrate Salts using Mica Nanoparticles 127
Seunghwan Jung and Debjyoti Banerjee

Enhanced Viscosity of Aqueous Silica Nanofluids 139
Byeongnam Jo and Debjyoti Banerjee

Pumping Power of 50/50 Mixtures of Ethylene Glycol/Water Containing SiC Nanoparticles 147
Jules L. Routbort, Dileep Singh, Elena V. Timofeeva, Wenhua Yu, David M. France, and Roger K. Smith


Characterization of Non Uniform Veneer Layer Thickness Distribution on Curved Substrate Zirconia Ceramics using X-Ray Micro-Tomography 155
M. Allahkarami, H. A. Bale, and J. C. Hanan

Computational Study of Wave Propagation in Second-Order Nonlinear Piezoelectric Media 165
David A. Hopkins and George A. Gazonas

Impact of Material and Architecture Model Parameters on the Failure of Woven CMCS via the Multiscale Generalized Method of Cells 175
Kuang Liu, Aditi Chattopadhyay, and Steven M. Arnold

Kinetic Monte Carlo Simulation of Oxygen and Cation Diffusion in Yttria-Stabilized Zirconia 193
Brian Good


Nano-Calorimeter Platform for Explosive Sensing 209
Seok-Won Kang, Nicholas Niedbalski, Mathew R Lane, and Debjyoti Banerjee

Polyaniline-Silica Nanocomposite: Application in Electrocatalysis of Acetylthiocholine 221
Prem C. Pandey, Vandana Singh, and S. Kumari

Electrochemical Sensing of Dopamine over Polyindole-Composite Electrode 235
Prem C. Pandey, Dheeraj S. Chauhan, and S. Kumari

Author Index 245